The Shield

New SGA position tackles environmental issues

New SGA position tackles environmental issues

Noah Alatza, News Editor

September 18, 2018


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A new position for the Student Government Association was created at the organization’s meeting on Thursday. Sophomore communications major and Spanish and pre-law minor Jasmine Myers was appointed by the General Assembly to serve as the new administrative vice president of environmental protec...

Online Data fair comes to USI

Online Data fair comes to USI

Noah Alatza, News Editor

September 17, 2018


Filed under News, News Briefs

A week-long online data fair and webinar will take place for members of the public.  Beginning Oct. 1. the event is open to all faculty, staff and students of member institutions including the university. The entirely online seminars will take place in conjunction with the Inter-university Consortium for Po...

Former USI president honored at annual Founder’s Day

Former USI president honored at annual Founder’s Day

Riley Guerzini, Managing Editor

September 17, 2018


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Former President Linda Bennett was selected for the Honorary Alumni Award at the annual Founder’s Day event in Carter Hall Sept. 12. The Alumni Council gives the award to individuals who demonstrate outstanding service or generosity to the university. Bennett started at the university in 2003, servi...

Guerzini named managing editor

Guerzini named managing editor

Noah Alatza, News Editor

September 11, 2018


Filed under News, News Briefs, Uncategorized

The Shield has named Riley Guerzini managing editor of the student publication effective Monday. He served as news editor for two years and community engagement for the past month. “I am excited for this new opportunity to expand my role within The Shield,” Guerzini said. “With the ever-changing...

Assistant Director joins Public Safety

Assistant Director joins Public Safety

Noah Alatza, News Editor

September 11, 2018


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Director of Public Safety Steve Bequette said the biggest challenge he faced was trying to find someone to fill his own shoes. Bequette was assistant Public Safety director for nine years under former director Stephen Woodall until January 2018. Now, 26-year veteran Vanderburgh County Sheriff depu...

Multicultural Center assistant director to challenge longtime city councilwoman

Multicultural Center assistant director to challenge longtime city councilwoman

Noah Alatza, News Editor

September 10, 2018


Filed under News, News Briefs

D'Angelo S. Taylor said he has always felt like the underdog. Taylor, the assistant director of the university's multicultural center has announced he is running for the 2nd Ward seat on the Evansville City Council. Taylor will challenge well-known long-time city councilwoman Missy Mosby in the Dem...

Trustees approve budget request, increases to housing, meal plans

Trustees approve budget request, increases to housing, meal plans

Riley Guerzini and Noah Alatza

September 7, 2018


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Costs for student housing and meal plans will increase for the second year in a row. The university's Board of Trustees voted unanimously Thursday to raise the cost of student housing and meal plans for next year. An increase to overall student fees was also approved by the Board for this year at i...

Roembke named SGA Chief Justice

Roembke named SGA Chief Justice

Riley Guerzini, Community Engagement Manager

September 6, 2018


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Note: Keegan Roembke is an opinion writer for The Shield. The SGA general assembly voted to appoint senior economics and international studies major Keegan Roembke as the new Chief Justice at their regularly scheduled meeting Thursday. Roembke, who formerly served as Chief Financial Officer and Co...

Trump stumps for Braun ahead of midterms

Trump stumps for Braun ahead of midterms

Megan Thorne, Editor-in-chief

September 6, 2018


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People chanted “Trump, Trump, Trump,” as the president’s voice bellowed from speakers outside the Ford Center Thursday afternoon. Last week, Donald Trump rallied for U.S. Senate candidate Mike Braun who is running this November. Before the rally Vendors lined the streets as supporters from across...

Tapingo delivery put on hold

Tapingo delivery put on hold

Noah Alatza, News Editor

September 4, 2018


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Scheduled food delivery services have been put on hold after costs from the third party company Tapingo were seen as too high. Director of Dining Services Lamar Patterson said Tapingo originally wanted to charge $5 in fees for each delivery from all of the restaurants across campus. “The de...

Parkway development still ‘premature’

Parkway development still ‘premature’

Noah Alatza, News Editor

September 4, 2018


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The developer of a 200-acre project along the western side of University Parkway said plans for his development are still premature. Developer Gene Pfeiffer said he plans on expanding his commercial properties and housing to the north of the Lloyd Expressway, west of University Parkway but those pl...

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