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Trustees to meet in Indianapolis

Trustees to meet in Indianapolis

Noah Alatza, News Editor

January 8, 2019


Filed under News, News Briefs

The Board of Trustees will meet for the first time of the year Thursday in Indianapolis. Among items on the agenda, a report will be presented on the 2019 session of the Indiana General Assembly, including the initial budget recommendation from the Indiana Commission for Higher Education compared to USI’s a...

‘Don’t assume that you’ll find a better deal somewhere else’

‘Don’t assume that you’ll find a better deal somewhere else’

Nicole Mitchell, Special to The Shield

January 7, 2019


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Janel Ewing said she almost missed her first test in her Literacy Methods class, because the textbook and access code she needed were out of stock at the USI Campus Store. “I was actually able to sign up for a trial and then enter in the access code later,” the junior double major in elementa...

University memorial planned for administrative assistant

University memorial planned for administrative assistant

Noah Alatza, News Editor

January 7, 2019


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The Art and Design department announced on Facebook Jan. 4, that a university memorial service for a former administrative assistant will take place on Jan 15. On Nov. 21, University Communications confirmed that Virginia Thomas, 71,  died on Nov. 18 in an email sent to the USI community. Inter...

Fingerprints found at USI help solve burglary case

Fingerprints found at USI help solve burglary case

Noah Alatza, News Editor

December 25, 2018


Filed under Breaking News, News, News Briefs

The man arrested for leaving sexually explicit notes on vehicles belonging to USI students last fall has been arrested in connection to another crime. Aaron Otto, 32, of Newburgh, was arrested Dec. 22 after investigators said his fingerprints matched evidence linked to a cold case burglary in 2014...

Former Dean promoted to be USI’s next provost

Former Dean promoted to be USI’s next provost

Noah Alatza and Megan Thorne

December 14, 2018


Filed under Breaking News, News, News Briefs

President Ronald Rochon appointed Mohammad Khayum to become the university’s next provost effective Jan. 1, 2019. Khayum was serving as the interim provost after the position was left vacant when Rochon, the former provost, was named as USI’s fourth president. Rochon made the announcement...

Man arrested on campus for warrant

Man arrested on campus for warrant

Noah Alatza, News Editor

December 6, 2018


Filed under Breaking News, News, News Briefs

A man discovered in the university's parking lot late Wednesday afternoon has been arrested. The Vanderburgh County Sheriff's Office took Brian J. Myers, 46, into custody on an outstanding warrant from neighboring Gibson County. The arrest was made along University Blvd. shortly after 4:25 p.m., ac...

Student television program lacks funding, support

Student television program lacks funding, support

Noah Alatza, News Editor

December 4, 2018


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USI graduate Lauren Leslie painted the yellow backdrop that coats the current SETV12 “Access USI” studio more than six years ago. Today, the same dried paint and background pictures of campus assembled by Leslie, and other former students, has been utilized by many radio and television progra...

Is parking really a problem?

Is parking really a problem?

Riley Guerzini, Managing Editor

December 4, 2018


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Parking tickets distributed by public safety officers can be a hassle. The citations also come with a chance for students to submit an appeal through EagleSync via the myUSI portal if they believe their ticket was unjustified. The appeals are taken to the University Court, made up of the Chief Justice and fou...

‘It feels like a summer camp’

‘It feels like a summer camp’

Noah Alatza, News Editor

November 26, 2018


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Survey results from housing residents were “very much in favor” of changing the current overnight visitation policy, Student Housing Association Executive Director Holland Davis said.   “We are writing up a draft of the proposal and hope to have something by the beginning of next semester,” the j...

‘She was the heart of our department’

‘She was the heart of our department’

Noah Alatza, News Editor

November 21, 2018


Filed under News, News Briefs

Longtime Art & Design Department Administrative Assistant, Virginia Thomas, 71, died Nov. 18. University Communications confirmed her death in an email sent to the USI community Nov. 21. Interim Art and Design Chair Katie Waters said the department was very pleased to have her join the team in 2002. ...

University names four finalists for Provost job

University names four finalists for Provost job

Riley Guerzini and Noah Alatza

November 20, 2018


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USI’s provost search committee has invited four finalists for the provost position to visit campus next month. Chair of the provost search committee David Bower made the announcement Nov. 19, with interviews set to begin on Dec. 3. The position was left vacant late last year after former Provos...

Potential Title IX regulations could alter university policy

Potential Title IX regulations could alter university policy

Riley Guerzini, Managing Editor

November 19, 2018


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Proposed regulations to Title IX procedures by U.S. Department of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos Friday would have significant changes to the university’s sexual misconduct processes, Title IX Coordinator Carrie Lynn said. The 150-pages of new regulations will not take effect until the public is ...

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