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University hosts town hall

Riley Guerzini, News Editor
January 18, 2017
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Four state legislators representing districts in Vanderburgh, Posey and Warrick County held a town hall with community members Saturday morning in Forum Two. The town hall, sponsored by the Southwest Indiana Chamber of Commerce and the Indiana Farm Bureau, featured Republican representatives Wendy McNamara,...

NAACP President calls for justice, unity at MLK Luncheon

Riley Guerzini, News Editor
January 17, 2017
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Middle Passage didn’t make it. The 68-year-old Vietnam War veteran who marched from Selma, Alabama to Washington D.C. as part of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People’s “America’s Journey for Justice” back in August of 2015 died just short of the nation’s capital as he...

‘Fans in the stands’

Sarah Loesch, Editor-in-chief
January 11, 2017
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Robbie Kent said he cherishes his memories of his time at USI. During his time at the university Kent was a member of the first men’s basketball team, which at the time was still under the name Indiana State University East. This year, along with help from the athletic department, Kent has set u...

From punches to pressure points

Damien Burge, Special to the Shield
January 11, 2017
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The students exchanged wide eyed looks when Sgt. Bobby Wood of the Princeton Police Department announced it was time to learn pressure points. No one stepped forward to get hands-on experience until the instructors became the test dummies. The students winced as they practiced on each other with thumb...

Three Employees Promoted

Riley Guerzini, News Editor
January 11, 2017
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University President Linda Bennett announced the promotion of three administrative staff members at the spring semester faculty meeting Jan. 4. The changes will go into effect Feb. 1. President of the USI Foundation David Bower has been promoted to vice president of development while continuing to...

Welcome Center needs contractor, pushes back start date

Welcome Center needs contractor, pushes back start date

Sarah Loesch, Editor-in-chief
January 10, 2017
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Construction of the Fuquay Welcome Center is being pushed back after the initial bids for the project overshot the budget set forth by the university. Gary Burgdorf, a construction administrator with Facility Operations and Planning said the number the university had in mind for the project was $2.5 mil...

Faculty Senate approves open letter, syllabus template

Riley Guerzini, News Editor
December 8, 2016
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Faculty Senate voted to approve a post-election open letter on civility to the university along with the syllabus template for faculty on Friday. “The faculty at the University of Southern Indiana wholeheartedly embraces the university’s mission to prepare individuals to live wisely in a diverse and...

Student claims Indiana’s top sports broadcaster award

Student claims Indiana’s top sports broadcaster award

Riley Guerzini, New's Editor
December 8, 2016
Filed under News, Sports

When Jevin Redman entered the conference ballroom filled with over 200 sports broadcasters from across Indiana, he didn’t know what to expect. “It was cool to be in the same room as people you listened to or watched growing up and then to go accept the award in front of them was very humbling and a...

New dean hopes to continue positive growth

New dean hopes to continue positive growth

Sarah Loesch, Editor-in-chief
December 8, 2016
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Zane Mitchell was recently named the dean of the Pott College of Science, Engineering and Teaching after serving as interim dean since June. Mitchell is a professor of engineering and before moving into the dean position, served as the chair of the engineering department. The Shield sat down with Mi...

Uber races into Evansville

Uber races into Evansville

Riley Guerzini, News Editor
December 8, 2016
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Ever since her car broke down, Crystal Phillips has searched for a reliable transportation system to get her to and from work. Phillips, a freshman public relations major, said she has had difficulty getting an internship or a higher paying job because her modes of transportation are slim. “I really feel lik...

SGA focuses on membership, budget

SGA focuses on membership, budget

Riley Guerzini, New's Editor
November 29, 2016
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With rising membership over the course of the semester, SGA released its  remaining budget for the year, keeping in mind the cost of its new members. SGA President Ashley Wright said she is pleased with the participation for the 2016-17 SGA. “There has never been more than (about) 30 people,...

Local journalist focuses on media, election

Local journalist focuses on media, election

Sarah Rogers, Opinion Editor
November 29, 2016
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Rain drops raced down the freshly washed windows as the chatter filled room hushed to an expectant silence. Brad Byrd, lead news anchor for Eyewitness News, cleared his throat and thanked the room of 20 people for taking the time to hear him speak. Byrd began by explaining that even though social...

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