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Students to debate policy, reflect on election

Students to debate policy, reflect on election

Riley Guerzini, Managing Editor

November 5, 2018


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The university’s Philosophy Club will host a civil discussion and debate Thursday at 6 p.m. in Forum 2 of the Wright Administration Building. A student-led panel will debate policy issues and reflect on tomorrow’s midterm election. The debate, moderated by Associate Professor of Political Science Matt...

Welcome Center opens after numerous setbacks

Welcome Center opens after numerous setbacks

Riley Guerzini, Managing Editor

November 1, 2018


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The Fuquay Welcome Center officially opened Nov. 1 following over two years of construction. Ground broke on the Welcome Center in September of 2016, located between the University Center East and the Orr Center, but construction did not start until nearly a year later. Construction faced num...

Student politicians encourage voting just days away from election

Student politicians encourage voting just days away from election

Abby Sink, Staff Writer

October 31, 2018


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The upcoming November midterm elections will be the first time many college students will head to the polls to cast a ballot. University Center West has been a hub for political organizations on campus for weeks to help register students and ensure that they vote. Members of the House of Repres...

Rochon talks changes to higher ed, enrollment and future

Rochon talks changes to higher ed, enrollment and future

Riley Guerzini, Managing Editor

October 30, 2018


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Ron Rochon said being president has been busier than he ever anticipated. “People tell you and they kind of prepare you for the schedule, but until you get in the chair, you just don’t understand the kind of demands that are on the office of the president, so that’s been revealing as I move f...

Chief government and legal affairs officer named

Chief government and legal affairs officer named

Noah Alatza, News Editor

October 30, 2018


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President Ronald Rochon named Aaron C. Trump as the university's chief government and legal affairs officer Tuesday. Trump, who is licensed to practice law in Indiana, has experience in superior, circuit and federal courts and advising governmental departments about policy at a local, state, and ...

Model house paves the way for future housing methods

Model house paves the way for future housing methods

Riley Guerzini, Managing Editor

October 30, 2018


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The university’s partnership geriatrician Bill Thomas and his MAGIC project finally saw concrete results Oct. 24. The MAGIC project, which stands for multi-ability, multi-generational, inclusive community, is a year-long pilot project that culminated in the construction of a model Minka house. ...

Student Housing Association to recommend change in visitation policy

Student Housing Association to recommend change in visitation policy

Noah Alatza, News Editor

October 29, 2018


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The Student Housing Association (SHA) is considering a recommendation to the university administration that would change the current overnight visitation policy.  The current policy for campus housing states that "any guest staying in university housing must be of the same sex as the resident." Dir...

Wall Street Journal reporter visits USI, inspires students

Wall Street Journal reporter visits USI, inspires students

Abby Sink, Staff Writer

October 23, 2018


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The university welcomed Wall Street Journal reporter and author Keach Hagey to speak about her new book, her work in the journalism sphere, life beyond Evansville and many other topics in Carter Hall on Oct. 18. Hagey spoke at two different sessions. The first session was focused on talking direc...

New bus line added to campus

New bus line added to campus

Riley Guerzini, Managing Editor

October 22, 2018


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The Metropolitan Evansville Transit System (METS), has added a new bus line to run on USI’s campus. The new White line is the third bus line on campus and will run simultaneously with the Blue and Red lines from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Service for the new line began on October 1. “It’s been ...

SGA kicks off Alcohol Awareness Week

SGA kicks off Alcohol Awareness Week

Noah Alatza, Special to The Shield

October 22, 2018


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Alcohol Awareness week, hosted in conjunction with the Student Government Association, kicked off Monday. According to a study from the U.S. National Library of Medicine and National Institutes of Health, approximately one in every 10 university students had problematic alcohol use and 4.6% of s...

Foundation celebrates 50 years of gift giving

Foundation celebrates 50 years of gift giving

Riley Guerzini, Managing Editor

October 22, 2018


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When former university President David Rice and Vice President for Business Affairs Byron Wright were visiting Evansville Mayor Frank McDonald in his downtown office in the fall of 1968, McDonald suggested they establish a foundation in order to make the university a success. McDonald, who was an avid supporter of the u...

Man who raped student in 1998, accused in recent kidnapping

Man who raped student in 1998, accused in recent kidnapping

Noah Alatza, News Editor

October 16, 2018


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A man arrested in Evansville last week for an attempted kidnapping has a lengthy criminal history with ties to the university. Roy C. Bebout, 46, was accused of trying to kidnap a girl Friday and was formally charged on Monday with six felony counts including attempted rape, kidnapping and strang...

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