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New academic calendar removes study day

New academic calendar removes study day

Nik Cunningham, Sports Editor

November 5, 2019

The academic calendar has been used by every student for the last four years and this one will only last for one more academic year. The USI academic calendar is up for review and study day is leaving.  The current calendar has been used since August of 2015 and will run until the end of the third...

New team to help students with financial troubles

New team to help students with financial troubles

Maddie Nolan, Staff Writer

November 5, 2019

Students who are struggling with finances are now able to get more help from the university. The Financial Care Team is a new service provided by the university, offering financial relief for students struggling to pay their tuition bills even after taking loans and receiving scholarships due to reason...

Children’s Learning Center is much more than just a daycare

Children’s Learning Center is much more than just a daycare

Susanna Fravell, Staff Writer

November 5, 2019

The university offers a lot of different services for students and faculty. One of the services offered is the Children's Learning Center. The Learning Center is available for students, professors and other faculty and is designed to help children from the ages of two to five years old build skills a...

Third strategic plan underway

Third strategic plan underway

Rhonda Wheeler, News Editor

November 5, 2019

It has been five years since the university made their last strategic plan and designs for the third strategic plan are now in motion. The strategic plan is a document that acts as the plan/structure of the university for the next five years. It is a form of communication for what the university want...

USI to host Vietnam War Memorial replica

The WMF selected USI as one of 35 sites to host “The Wall That Heals” in 2020. The exhibit honors more than three million Americans who served in the U.S. Armed Forces during the Vietnam War and bears the name of 58,276 men and women who died in Vietnam.

Riley Guerzini, Editor-in-Chief

November 1, 2019

The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund (WMF) will bring their three-quarter scale replica of the Vietnam Veterans War Memorial and an accompanying Education Center to the university in September of 2020, according to a press release from the university. The replica, titled “The Wall That Heals” will be displayed ...

Students face mental health hardships as semester winds down

Students face mental health hardships as semester winds down

Rhonda Wheeler, News Editor

October 29, 2019

Suicide rates are at an all-time high for U.S teens and young adults. and dealing with mental health has become one of the university’s main priorities. Over 5,000 males and 1,225 females between the ages of 15 and 24 committed suicide in 2017. It is now the second leading cause of death for Ameri...

Diversity week shows importance of backgrounds

Lizz Barnes, a part of the revolutionary diversity group in Evansville hopes for positive change and not negative at the Rally for Diversity Friday afternoon.

Susanna Fravell, Staff Writer

October 29, 2019

There’s a wide variety of people from different backgrounds at USI.  The Census Bureau reports that at least 350 different languages are spoken every day in America and a study has found that a person interacts with someone whose first language isn’t English at least once a week.  This p...

Disability education “an opportunity to learn”

Disability education

Susanna Fravell, Staff Writer

October 29, 2019

Whenever people hear the word “diversity” they typically think of race, gender, sexual orientation, or religion, however, disabilities are also considered part of diversity. A recent study has found that people with disabilities are the fastest-growing minority in America. Disabilities can range fr...

Two injured after grease fire in Leslie apartment

Ambulances and Sheriff cars outside Leslie apartment Oct. 26 after a grease fire.

Rhonda Wheeler, News Editor

October 26, 2019

A grease fire broke out at the Leslie building apartments Saturday night that led to two people being burned. The Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office, Perry Township fire trucks, Public Safety vehicles and ambulances arrived at the apartment building around 6:50 p.m. A firefighter from Perry...

‘It’s mind-boggling’

'It's mind-boggling'

Megan Thorne, Managing Editor

October 22, 2019

William Bowens believes the climate crisis deserves more than a few minutes and a question on the debate stage. “I find it mind-boggling that we are talking about how the Earth is on fire and we are amidst a mass extinction for species and the entire world’s ecological systems are collapsing and...

USI graduates saves public safety officer

USI graduates saves public safety officer

Susanna Fravell, Staff Writer

October 22, 2019

Public Safety officers are used to saving students but sometimes the rescuers need rescuing.  On Aug. 18, Staff Sergeant Tami Jaramillo Zuniga was stung by a bee that triggered a major anaphylactic reaction. The officer in distress was rushed by ambulance to Deaconess Gateway Hospital in Warrick Coun...

Students quench for solution to multiple boil advisories

The EWSU advised students, faculty, staff and administrators to boil water for at least 10 minutes before using along with using bottled water to brush teeth or cook. Water bottles were placed on water fountains across the university.

Riley Guerzini, Editor-in-Chief

October 22, 2019

The Evansville Water and Sewage Utility have placed a boil advisory on the university’s campus as well as in housing for the second time in three weeks, frustrating students as they have been unable to drink clean water.  Indianapolis native and Sophomore Public Relations and Advertising major Aniyah Sco...

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