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Former USI President to give lecture in Evansville

Former USI President to give lecture in Evansville

Riley Guerzini, Managing Editor

October 11, 2018


Filed under News, News Briefs

Former university president Linda Bennett will present “Higher Education: America’s Troubled Dream Machine” at the 2018 Stephens-Otterson lecture at 2 p.m. Oct. 14 at Trinity United Methodist Church in Evansville. Bennett, who served as USI’s third president from 2009-2018, will focus on Fr...

Health Center seeing ‘several’ patients with viral infections

Health Center seeing ‘several’ patients with viral infections

Bowman Clark, Staff Writer

October 11, 2018


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Patients with viral infections including cold and upper respiratory infections are currently being treated at the university’s Health Center, according to Practice Manager Brandy Sitzman. She said the Health Center is currently seeing “several” patients with viral infections. “Antibiotics...

USI sophomore dies

USI sophomore dies

Noah Alatza and Riley Guerzini

October 3, 2018


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Sophomore computer science major Ryan S. Johnson, 23, died at his home in Henderson, Ky. on Monday. Henderson County Deputy Coroner Shelia Patterson confirmed that Johnson died by suicide. He attended Holy Name of Jesus Catholic School in Henderson and received his high school diploma from H...

Animal Care committee formed

Animal Care committee formed

Noah Alatza, News Editor

October 3, 2018


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An Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) has been established at the university after years of discussion. The committee will work to review and approve any potential activities or experiments involving animals. Associate Professor of Biology and Chair of the USI-ACUC Rex Strange said althou...

Candidates for Chief Government Officer to visit campus

Candidates for Chief Government Officer to visit campus

Riley Guerzini, Managing Editor

September 28, 2018


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Three candidates for the Chief Government and Legal Affairs Officer position will be on campus next week for a question and answer session with the university community. The topic of each presentation is “How would you tell USI’s story” and all candidates will host multiple open forums from 1:30 t...

NBC’s “Dateline” to feature Rathgeber murder story

NBC’s “Dateline” to feature Rathgeber murder story

Noah Alatza, News Editor

September 26, 2018


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The story of a former university student who was murdered by her ex-boyfriend will be featured on the season premiere of NBC's “Dateline’ this Friday. This Friday on the season premiere of #Dateline at 10/9c... pic.twitter.com/vEBJurBSrh — Dateline NBC (@DatelineNBC) September 26, 2018 Hal...

Undergrad application fees waived through Friday

Undergrad application fees waived through Friday

Riley Guerzini, Managing Editor

September 25, 2018


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The university will be waiving all undergraduate application fees through Friday, Sept. 28 in conjunction with College GO! Week sponsored by the Indiana Commission for Higher Education. Students who wish to apply should enter the promo code collegego18 throughout the process to ensure to the fee is ...

‘No way to make it fully accessible’

‘No way to make it fully accessible’

Noah Alatza, News Editor

September 25, 2018


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Parker Grace had just started working on an assignment when he had to use the restroom in the middle of class. Grace had a problem though, he was on the first floor of the Arts Center. The freshman undecided major did not want to walk to the lower level to use the Arts Center’s single restroom...

Added authorization coming to myUSI portal

Added authorization coming to myUSI portal

Noah Alatza, News Editor

September 25, 2018


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It may soon become more difficult for hackers to gain access to students emails. A multifactor or dual factor authorization process is being developed for the university's myUSI login portal, but could be years out. “That’s a process where when you go to log on it will probably trigger your pho...

Man arrested for USI parking lot explicit messages

Man arrested for USI parking lot explicit messages

Noah Alatza, News Editor

September 20, 2018


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A Newburgh man has been arrested for allegedly writing sexually explicit messages on vehicles belonging to female students on the university’s campus. The Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s office obtained an arrest warrant and took Aaron Douglas Otto, 31, into custody as he was leaving his home in Newburg...

USI enrollment drops below 9,000

USI enrollment drops below 9,000

Riley Guerzini and Noah Alatza

September 18, 2018


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Enrollment has dropped below 9,000 total students for the first time in over 15 years.  Chief Data Officer Katherine Draughon said the last time enrollment was under 9,000 was in 1999 when 8,695 undergraduate and graduate students attended the university. Census data released late Tuesday for the Fa...

Old theatre properties to be rezoned

Old theatre properties to be rezoned

Noah Alatza, News Editor

September 18, 2018


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The old university theatre properties have been sold to a developer following a seal bid auction. Following Board of Trustee approval for the sale of the former USI Theatre scene shop and costume shop in late April, a new owner is now set to rezone the properties. According to documents filed wit...

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