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Chief government and legal affairs officer named

Chief government and legal affairs officer named

Noah Alatza, News Editor

October 30, 2018


Filed under News, News Briefs

President Ronald Rochon named Aaron C. Trump as the university's chief government and legal affairs officer Tuesday. Trump, who is licensed to practice law in Indiana, has experience in superior, circuit and federal courts and advising governmental departments about policy at a local, state, and ...

Model house paves the way for future housing methods

Model house paves the way for future housing methods

Riley Guerzini, Managing Editor

October 30, 2018


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The university’s partnership geriatrician Bill Thomas and his MAGIC project finally saw concrete results Oct. 24. The MAGIC project, which stands for multi-ability, multi-generational, inclusive community, is a year-long pilot project that culminated in the construction of a model Minka house. ...

Student Housing Association to recommend change in visitation policy

Student Housing Association to recommend change in visitation policy

Noah Alatza, News Editor

October 29, 2018


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The Student Housing Association (SHA) is considering a recommendation to the university administration that would change the current overnight visitation policy.  The current policy for campus housing states that "any guest staying in university housing must be of the same sex as the resident." Dir...

Wall Street Journal reporter visits USI, inspires students

Wall Street Journal reporter visits USI, inspires students

Abby Sink, Staff Writer

October 23, 2018


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The university welcomed Wall Street Journal reporter and author Keach Hagey to speak about her new book, her work in the journalism sphere, life beyond Evansville and many other topics in Carter Hall on Oct. 18. Hagey spoke at two different sessions. The first session was focused on talking direc...

New bus line added to campus

New bus line added to campus

Riley Guerzini, Managing Editor

October 22, 2018


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The Metropolitan Evansville Transit System (METS), has added a new bus line to run on USI’s campus. The new White line is the third bus line on campus and will run simultaneously with the Blue and Red lines from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Service for the new line began on October 1. “It’s been ...

SGA kicks off Alcohol Awareness Week

SGA kicks off Alcohol Awareness Week

Noah Alatza, Special to The Shield

October 22, 2018


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Alcohol Awareness week, hosted in conjunction with the Student Government Association, kicked off Monday. According to a study from the U.S. National Library of Medicine and National Institutes of Health, approximately one in every 10 university students had problematic alcohol use and 4.6% of s...

Foundation celebrates 50 years of gift giving

Foundation celebrates 50 years of gift giving

Riley Guerzini, Managing Editor

October 22, 2018


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When former university President David Rice and Vice President for Business Affairs Byron Wright were visiting Evansville Mayor Frank McDonald in his downtown office in the fall of 1968, McDonald suggested they establish a foundation in order to make the university a success. McDonald, who was an avid supporter of the u...

Man who raped student in 1998, accused in recent kidnapping

Man who raped student in 1998, accused in recent kidnapping

Noah Alatza, News Editor

October 16, 2018


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A man arrested in Evansville last week for an attempted kidnapping has a lengthy criminal history with ties to the university. Roy C. Bebout, 46, was accused of trying to kidnap a girl Friday and was formally charged on Monday with six felony counts including attempted rape, kidnapping and strang...

Rape reported on campus

Rape reported on campus

Noah Alatza, News Editor

October 16, 2018


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A rape was reported on campus Oct. 8. According to the USI Public Safety Incident Log, the incident occurred sometime between Oct. 6 and Oct. 7. The case was forwarded to a local law enforcement agency, and no further details have been released. The university is required to disclose all sexual a...

Transition period going ‘smoothly’ for new sheriff’s deputies

Transition period going ‘smoothly’ for new sheriff’s deputies

Noah Alatza, News Editor

October 16, 2018


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The transition period of having Vanderburgh County sheriff's deputies regularly patrol campus has been going “extraordinarily well,” Director of Public Safety Steve Bequette said. “The impact is readily apparent even though we have had off-duty deputies here a long time,” he said. “I think...

USI, St. Vincent’s to partner for autism conference

USI, St. Vincent’s to partner for autism conference

Noah Alatza, News Editor

October 12, 2018


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St.Vincent Hospital and the university will collaborate to host the fourth annual autism spectrum disorder conference. 1997 alumna Tangela Floyd, who now serves as the director of public relations for St. Vincent Indiana, said the conference hits close to home. Her 19-year-old son is on the autis...

Faculty to be honored in second annual convocation

Faculty to be honored in second annual convocation

Riley Guerzini, Managing Editor

October 11, 2018


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The second annual faculty convocation will be held tomorrow at 3 p.m. in Carter Hall. The faculty processional, which will start in the upper level lobby of the Performance Center at 2:45 p.m., will cross campus before ending in Carter Hall for a ceremony. President Ron Rochon will give the open...

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