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Public Safety officers awarded new badges

Public Safety officers awarded new badges

Riley Guerzini, Editor-in-Chief

September 7, 2019

USI Public Safety is going through some apparel changes and they’re ready to show them off around campus. Uniforms have undergone three changes: an embroidered American flag, badges for officers, sergeants and staff sergeants and a new Public Safety patch. “These badges show the professiona...

Trustees approve housing, meal plan increases for third straight year

Trustees approve housing, meal plan increases for third straight year

Rhonda Wheeler, Community Engagement Manager

September 5, 2019

The Board of Trustees unanimously voted to increase student housing and meal plan costs for the next school year during their meeting Thursday morning. Meal plans will be increasing by $22 for is for the Red, White and Blue Eagle meal plans. This will bring the plan up to $2,235.  Two students, ...

USI to host second annual Study Abroad Fair

USI to host second annual Study Abroad Fair

Emma Corry, Features Editor

September 3, 2019

USI students will get the opportunity to meet representatives from the study abroad program at the second annual Study Abroad Fair Thursday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. under the cone at the University Center.  The event will give students information about what they need to do to study abroad.  USI offer...

University Archives to help preserve historical materials

University Archives to help preserve historical materials

Emma Corry, Features Editor

September 3, 2019

USI Archives and Special Collections has partnered with various Veteran groups to preserve historical materials housed at the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Coliseum in downtown Evansville.  The Coliseum was opened in 1916 as a tribute to the men of Vanderburgh county who fought in the Civil and S...

Administration approves new housing policy

Administration approves new housing policy

Megan Thorne, Managing Editor

September 3, 2019

Rebeka Mercker and other members of the Student Housing Association waited anxiously over the summer to hear if the change in the visitation policy would be passed.  The policy change, allowing students to have members of the opposite sex stay the night on campus went into effect Aug. 1.  ...

New Dean looks to continue college’s success

New Dean looks to continue college’s success

Riley Guerzini, Editor-in-Chief

September 3, 2019

Freshmen are not the only people new to the university this year. Cathy Carey, Dean of the Romain College of Business, said she is excited to step into her new role and keep the college on an upward trajectory. “You can’t go wrong with a good business education foundation,” Carey said at...

Doorway a symbol of Evansville, USI history

Doorway a symbol of Evansville, USI history

Rhonda Wheeler, Community Engagement Manager

September 3, 2019

Inside the Fireside Lounge of the University Center East lies a 100-year-old Evansville relic. The limestone doorway with “Orr Iron Company” engraved at the top displays city history and has a unique story. According to the university archives, Indiana Department of Transportation donated ...

Library renovations give students ‘more collaborative space’

Library renovations give students ‘more collaborative space’

Susanna Fravell, Staff Writer

September 3, 2019

This semester has brought many changes to USI, one of which is the Rice Library.  The library underwent major changes to the first floor over the summer. Renovations started mid-July and included new carpet and furniture.  A new collaborative space was added that includes several new seating areas, the reference ...

Public Safety continues investigation into white supremacist flyers

Public Safety continues investigation into white supremacist flyers

Riley Guerzini, Editor-in-Chief

September 3, 2019

Public Safety is continuing its investigation into flyers left on campus by a white supremacist group weeks before students arrived for the fall semester. “We are actively investigating it,” Public Safety Director Steve Bequette said. “Hopefully, something will break.” A staff member working...

McCullough elected SGA president

McCullough elected SGA president

Riley Guerzini, Editor-in-Chief

August 29, 2019

The SGA General Assembly unanimously elected Executive Vice President Kelsey McCullough as the organization's next president at its meeting Aug. 29. McCullough was the only candidate to apply for president in the SGA's special election. She had been serving as interim president following the resignat...

Officials mull options as tuition, fees increase

Officials mull options as tuition, fees increase

Riley Guerzini, Editor-in-Chief

August 28, 2019

The Board of Trustees approved tuition increases for the 2019-2020 and 2020-2021 academic years at a special meeting of the Board of Trustees June 4 in the Griffin Center. Following a public forum on the increases in which there was no public comment, the Trustees agreed to raise tuition for full-t...

College of Nursing and Health Professions receives grants for student partnerships

College of Nursing and Health Professions receives grants for student partnerships

Rhonda Wheeler, Community Engagement Manager

August 27, 2019

The College of Nursing and Health Professions has received two grants amounting to nearly $5.4 million this year. The first grant is from the Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program (GWEP). The grant promotes student work with community members to provide better care for elders in the tristate ar...

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