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Students gather at Statehouse for Red for Ed

Crowd gathers around State House for Red for Ed protest

Rhonda Wheeler, News Editor

November 19, 2019

Nearly 12,000 teachers surrounded the Indiana Statehouse Nov. 19 to protest low teacher pay and lack of resources in the education system. At least six students from the university traveled to Indianapolis to visit the Statehouse, said freshman elementary education major Serena Morgan. Morgan...

Investigation underway after USI student shot at house party

Investigation underway after USI student shot at house party

Rhonda Wheeler, News Editor

November 18, 2019

A USI student was shot and wounded in the hip area Sunday morning at a house party on 101 S. Roesner Road according to the Vanderburgh County Sheriff's Office. Sheriff Office deputies were called to the scene of a reported shots fired at approximately 1:51 a.m. according to a press release from the...

Students protest lack of Counseling Center resources

Senior Psychology major Claire Ellis at the front of the demonstration on Wednesday.

Susanna Fravell, Staff Writer

November 14, 2019

Most finals involve writing essays or studying for a big exam but in the Community Psychology’s class, it hosted a walk and sit-in to bring awareness to improvements to the Counseling Center and mental health. Psychology students partnered with the Psych Club to host a protest that began in front of the ...

VP of Student Affairs addresses Counseling Center concerns at town hall

VP of Student Affairs addresses Counseling Center concerns at town hall

Rhonda Wheeler, News Editor

November 13, 2019

Vice President of Student Affairs Khalilah Doss answered anonymous faculty questions and took comments from the crowd at the second town hall Nov. 13. Doss mentioned that Student Affairs is currently working with the Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Council to address and inclusion concerns an...

TEDxEvansville features university alumn, professor

TEDxEvansville features university alumn, professor

Rhonda Wheeler, News Editor

November 12, 2019

Two USI alumni and an adjunct professor took the stage at the University of Evansville Nov. 8 for TEDxEvansville. The event had several short presentations that averaged around 18 minutes each. The talks are packed with thought-provoking and powerful messages by a group of some of the community’s best spe...

Advising Center helps undecided majors find their way

Advising Center helps undecided majors find their way

Rhonda Wheeler, News Editor

November 12, 2019

Some college students find it difficult to decide on a major for what they want to do for the rest of their lives when they first enter college. The  Center for Exploring Majors is an advising center that was designed to help students who aren’t sure what they want to major in. They advise ...

Gaming, outdoor adventure LLCs coming in 2020

Freshman Nursing students Sophie Mckinney (left), Jayden Fleetwood (center) and Sonography major Whittney Norris (right) leave their Nursing and Health Professions LLC in Ruston Hall Nov. 12.

Rhonda Wheeler, News Editor

November 12, 2019

Incoming freshmen next year may have the opportunity to live in a community that will help them balance studying and gaming.  The university will be adding new Living Learning Communities (LLC) for the residence halls in the 2020-2021 academic year. The new LLCs include a Creative Expressions, which i...

Over $5,000 stolen from faculty offices

Over $5,000 stolen from faculty offices

Rhonda Wheeler, News Editor

November 12, 2019

The Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a theft on campus in which over $5,000 was stolen from a faculty office. Someone stole credit cards in a faculty member’s office in the Orr Center Nov. 5 according to an incident report from the Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office. The...

White supremacist flyers found on parking lot vehicles

White supremacist flyers found on parking lot vehicles

Riley Guerzini, Editor-in-Chief

November 12, 2019

White supremacist flyers were discovered on vehicles on a campus parking lot this afternoon, marking the second time in four months the flyers have been placed on vehicles on campus. Public Safety became aware of the flyers in the third and fourth row of Parking Lot C towards the north side this afternoon...

Winter weather advisory in effect until midnight; snowfall likely

Nearly four inches of snow fell on campus overnight/Photo by Armon Siadat

Riley Guerzini, Editor-in-Chief

November 11, 2019

The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for Evansville until midnight.  One to three inches of snowfall is expected by late tonight. Some sleet and freezing rain are also possible according to the NWS in Paducah. Slick roads are expected, especially after dark with p...

Trustees approve $48 million Health Professions renovation, new degree program

The approximately 40,000 square foot Wellness Center will connect to the south side of the Recreation, Fitness and Wellness Center with the goal of centralizing university services and making them more accessible.  

Riley Guerzini, Editor-in-Chief

November 7, 2019

The university Board of Trustees unanimously approved a resolution to begin the planning and renovation of the Health Professions building along with a Master of Arts in Criminal Justice degree program at their meeting Nov. 7. The $48 million renovation and expansion project will add more classrooms ...

Evansville attorney teaches students about immigration

Evansville attorney teaches students about immigration

Susanna Fravell, Staff Writer

November 5, 2019

In recent years the topic of immigration has become more and more controversial because of growing concerns in regards to the economy. However, there is a lot more to immigration than what meets the eye.  USI College Democrats hosted an event on Oct. 29 to educate students on immigration and the ...

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