The Shield

Sheriff’s Office partnership brings safety increase

Sheriff's Office partnership brings safety increase

Rhonda Wheeler, News Editor

February 5, 2020

When Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office finalized a partnership with the university to have deputies patrol the campus in 2018, Sheriff Dave Wedding said it would lead to a safer campus. Domestic violence dropped from five to one, dating violence from six to five and drug law violations on campu...

Students reflect before homecoming

Students reflect before homecoming

Rhonda Wheeler, News Editor

February 5, 2020

Javontay Moss said that going through the process of becoming a homecoming candidate gave him the chance to reflect on his time at USI. The senior communication studies major acts as a student ambassador and is involved in Campus Outreach, a campus ministry. He is also a peer advisor for the Center ...

Housing responds to frequent fire alarms

Ambulances and Sheriff cars outside Leslie apartment Oct. 26 after a grease fire.

Rhonda Wheeler, News Editor

February 4, 2020

Alexia Willard, a sophomore English major, commented on a Facebook post that she doesn’t evacuate her apartment until the fire alarm goes off for more than 30 seconds because she believes it’ll be a false alarm. “Of course, if I smell something burning, I just get out,” Willard wrote. “But...

‘Fiscal responsibility’ factored into theatre shutdown

The cast of New Harmony Theatre's production of

Rhonda Wheeler, News Editor

February 4, 2020

It has been three months since the university has announced that they discontinued the New Harmony Theatre program and people are trying to move past the decision. Elliot Wasserman, chair of the performing arts department and former artistic director for the New Harmony Theatre, said the program ending...

Rice celebrated as ‘timeless personality’

Rice celebrated as ‘timeless personality’

Rhonda Wheeler, News Editor

January 29, 2020

Family, friends and community members all gathered in Carter Hall Friday and Saturday to celebrate the life of a university legend. Carter Hall remained silent, with people gathering around to express the loss of the university’s founding president. “We gather here to celebrate a timeless perso...

Students speak on Indiana higher education bills

Indiana state capitol building in downtown Indianapolis.

Rhonda Wheeler and Nik Cunningham

January 29, 2020

The Indiana General Assembly is in session and some bills could affect students and universities across the state. There are 21 bills regarding higher education for colleges and universities. These all are still in their first reading and being referred to committees. Senate Bill 175 proposes ...

Students react to theatre closing

The cast of New Harmony Theatre's production of

Rhonda Wheeler and Hayden Olberding

January 28, 2020

For some, the New Harmony Theatre was more than just a thespian experience. It was an educational experience, an opportunity for professional growth and a step into a new world of theatre. With USI’s announcement in November that it would discontinue the Theatre, the door has shut on tha...

Enrollment management VP resigns

Andy Wright

Riley Guerzini, Editor-in-Chief

January 28, 2020

Andy Wright, vice president for Enrollment Management resigned this morning according to an email from President Ron Rochon to the campus community. Wright will be working on enrollment management-related special projects until June 30 according to the email. The resignation comes as total enrollment...

Community mourns ‘inspirational’ student, playwright

Community mourns 'inspirational' student, playwright

Riley Guerzini and Rhonda Wheeler

January 26, 2020

Andrea Morgan Dale was always excited for the next project. She planned ahead and found ways to encourage and include her peers in her projects. “She was an impeccable student,” said Maya Fein, assistant professor of theatre and lighting design. “Even if she had to miss classes or anything lik...

USI officials identify person who distributed racist flyers

USI officials identify person who distributed racist flyers

Riley Guerzini, Editor-in-Chief

January 23, 2020

University officials announced they have identified the individual who left White Supremacist flyers on vehicles in the campus parking lot multiple times last semester. Steve Bridges, Vice President for Finance and Administration, said at tonight's SGA meeting the person has been asked not to return...

Campus visitation, funeral for Rice scheduled for this weekend

David Rice at an ISUE commencement in 1974.

Riley Guerzini and Rhonda Wheeler

January 17, 2020

Visitation and funeral services for the university’s deceased founding president David Rice will be Jan. 24 and Jan. 25 in Carter Hall according to a press release from the university. The visitation will be Jan. 24 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. followed by a prayer vigil led by Rev. Bernard Lutz, a friend ...

A leading legacy

A leading legacy

Riley Guerzini, Editor-in-Chief

January 16, 2020

  "Every citizen who desires an education, who is capable of attaining an education, and who is willing to achieve an education shall have the opportunity to do so." - David Rice Founding university President David Rice died at his residence in York, Pennsylvania Jan. 15, the university ann...

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