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Man charged with domestic violence at campus apartments

Man charged with domestic violence at campus apartments

Riley Guerzini, Managing Editor

February 25, 2019


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An Indianapolis man was arrested by Vanderburgh County Sheriff's deputies Monday night for dating violence that occurred in the O'Daniel South Apartments. Twenty-year-old Demond Lamont Glover was charged with multiple accounts of battery, as well as criminal mischief and intimidation. A Ra...

Correction: Controversial Drag Queen Story Hour divides university

Correction: Controversial Drag Queen Story Hour divides university

Bowman Clark, News Editor

February 19, 2019


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Editor's Note: The Shield previously reported that the EVPL does not perform background checks on their part-time employees or volunteers. This is incorrect, they perform background checks on all full-time and part-time employees. Volunteers do not need background checks but are always under the di...

Multiple alleged sexual assaults reported in campus housing

Multiple alleged sexual assaults reported in campus housing

Megan Thorne and Bowman Clark

February 15, 2019


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A student was removed and banned from campus last week pending a Title IX investigation after multiple allegations of sexual assault. The university announced they had become aware of multiple alleged sexual assaults that occurred in housing over the past week, in a Rave Alert sent at 5:17 p.m. Frida...

SGA approves resolution of support for change in housing policy

SGA approves resolution of support for change in housing policy

Riley Guerzini, Managing Editor

February 14, 2019


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The Student Government Association General Assembly voted to approve a resolution of support for the Student Housing Association’s (SHA) proposal for a change in the overnight visitation policy at their regularly scheduled meeting Thursday. SGA Attorney General Sarah Seward-Genung said the proposal was o...

Man found guilty of murdering former student

Man found guilty of murdering former student

Riley Guerzini, Managing Editor

February 14, 2019


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The man accused of murdering former university student Nicholas Belcher was found guilty Tuesday. A Vanderburgh County jury deliberated for only 15 minutes before reaching a verdict. 19-year-old Caleb Singer was found guilty of murdering 20-year-old Belcher outside of Singer’s ex-girlfriend...

USI professor tests local water safety

USI professor tests local water safety

Bowman Clark, News Editor

February 6, 2019


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Assistant Professor of Chemistry at USI Brian Bohrer was unsure about the safety of lake water at the Bluegrass Fish and Wildlife Area. According to IN.gov, “The Amaz Coal company began mining operations in October 1973, and ceased operations in 1993.” The strip mine eventually filled wit...

Students offer free tax preparation

Students offer free tax preparation

Bowman Clark, News Editor

February 6, 2019


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Assistant Professor of Accounting Brett Bueltel is in his second year of running the volunteer-based tax assistance program at the university. “The volunteer income tax assistance program, also known as the VITA program, is where the Internal Revenue Service partners with local organizations to prov...

USI ventures into final frontier

USI ventures into final frontier

Bowman Clark and Riley Guerzini

February 6, 2019


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Five university undergraduate students were finally able to see the 10-by-10-by-30 centimeter satellite launch into the great beyond after two and a half years working on the UNITE CubeSat project. The five active members on the Undergraduate Nano Ionospheric Temperature Explorer (UNITE) CubeSat te...

University to host Dean of Students candidates

University to host Dean of Students candidates

Riley Guerzini, Managing Editor

February 4, 2019


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The university will host four candidates for the Dean of Students position from Feb. 11-14 on campus. The candidates will give open forum presentations on the topic “The Role of the Dean of Students at the University of Southern Indiana and Major Trends That Will Shape the Position." The present...

University scores in top five nationally on accounting exam

University scores in top five nationally on accounting exam

Riley Guerzini, Managing Editor

January 29, 2019


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The university scored in the top five in the nation in the Certified Management Accountant (CMA) exam in 2018, becoming one of just four schools to achieve a 90 percent pass rate or better. The CMA exam is a globally offered test for people who work in corporate accounting and nonprofit accounting. ...

USI professor studies informed consent on abortions

USI professor studies informed consent on abortions

Noah Alatza, News Editor

January 28, 2019


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Assistant Professor of Gender Studies Grace Howard has been studying and working on reproductive law and policy since she was undergraduate in college. She said she knew she wanted to continue her studies on the topic through graduate school at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey. ...

University officials say not so fast on paperless timesheets

University officials say not so fast on paperless timesheets

Bowman Clark, Junior Copy Editor

January 22, 2019


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Despite multiple funding requests for paperless timesheets and inclusion in the university's strategic plan, the university continues to use paper timesheets. Executive Director of Human Resources Andrew Lenhardt said that the university is still not paperless in many aspects. “We are hopef...

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