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Campus group promotes ‘compassion, love, empathy’

Sarah Loesch, Editor-in-chief
November 18, 2016
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Encouraging chalk messages popped up around campus Nov. 9, courtesy of the campus chapter of To Write Love on Her Arms. Henry Kathman, the group’s event coordinator, said he thought of the idea while chalking around campus to promote the upcoming open mic night. “This was mostly spur of the moment,...

Faculty Senate discusses outside employment policy

Riley Guerzini, News Editor
November 18, 2016
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Faculty Senate voted to endorse the removal of an outside employment policy and recommended  the approval of moving the University Core Curriculum committee to a subcommittee. Senators voted in favor of dropping the policy requiring employees to get the approval of their supervisors before conducting any o...

‘We didn’t see this coming’

‘We didn’t see this coming’

Riley Guerzini, News Editor
November 18, 2016
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Teddi Rausch hasn’t spoken to her mother since election night. “She’s from a different era and I just can’t fight it,” she said. “No matter what I say, I’m still just the dumb millennial kid.” The College Democrats’ president said she got into a political argument when her mother...

Panel answers students post-election questions

Sarah Rogers, Staff Writer
November 11, 2016
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Dilek Ocak cleared her throat and spoke her question clearly into the microphone. Ocak, a first-semester graduate student in communication studies, was one of the many students squeezed into Kleymeyer Hall for the post-election panel discussion Thursday night. “How have gender stereotypes pl...

Republican watch party celebrates victory

Republican watch party celebrates victory

Gabi Wy & Sarah Rogers
November 9, 2016
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Nicholas Wildeman, a USI alum and Vanderburgh County Council at-large candidate, kissed his three-month-old son Matthew and pensively watched a projector screen displaying election results. “My time in the (Master’s of Public Administration) program helped solidify my love for public service,” Wildeman sa...

Watch parties focus on local races

Watch parties focus on local races

Riley Guerzini and Megan Thorne
November 9, 2016
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2.5-year-old Jackson Windhorst ran around Party Central wearing a shirt with the U.S. flag across the front and a patriotic hat Tuesday night at the democratic watch party. “You have to teach them while they’re young and teach them the importance of voting,” Laura Brown Windhorst said. ...

Republicans rally

Republicans rally

Riley Guerzini and Gabi Wy
November 9, 2016
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As he watched the presidential polling results past 11 p.m. election night, Daniel McMurtry said he was “a little nervous and cautiously optimistic.” “(Donald) Trump wasn’t my first pick,” the president of the university College Republicans said, “but he’s definitely the one I wo...

Puppies & Positivity: OT class teaches students to manage stress

Riley Guerzini, News Editor
October 26, 2016
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ccupational therapy synthesis class held a stress-relieving event on the Quad Tuesday to raise awareness for the symptoms of stress and promote stress-relieving resources. “We joined together as a group and helped come up with the idea for the project and go through the university to plan to get i...

Indiana Secretary of State visits university to talk voting laws, importance

Riley Guerzini, News Editor
October 26, 2016
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Indiana Secretary of State Connie Lawson visited the university Oct. 20 to speak to faculty, staff and students about updates on voting laws and the importance of voting. The Secretary of State is the Chief Elections Officer for the state, which means they ensure the integrity of all state election...

SGA seeks new Chief Justice

Riley Guerzini, News Editor
October 26, 2016
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The Student Government Association reviewed applications for a Chief Justice position and tabled resolutions to expand veteran representation. SGA president Ashley Wright said she received four applications so far for the Chief Justice position. Nov. 1 is the last day to apply for the position. Onl...

TV production crew provides ‘learning experience’

Megan Thorne, Opinion Editor
October 26, 2016
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The Shield spoke with Bobby Barnett who was on the production crew for the 14 News Gubernatorial Debate coverage Tuesday evening. Barnett spoke about what the crew has been doing for set-up, debate preparations and working with USI students to cover the debate effectively. The Shield: What have you h...

Watch party draws 11 students

Sarah Rogers, Staff Writer
October 26, 2016
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The university hosted a watch party for the final Indiana Gubernatorial debate in Carter Hall Tuesday night. Former house speaker John Gregg, R; Rex Bell, L; and Lt. Gov. Eric Holcomb, R were asked questions from the public regarding health and social issues. The debate covered a series of issues,...

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