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Toddler found dead after being left in hot vehicle

Toddler found dead after being left in hot vehicle

Riley Guerzini, Editor-in-Chief

July 9, 2019

A child has died after being left in a hot vehicle on USI’s campus. Maj. Jason Ashworth with the Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office said the father of the toddler went to the children’s learning center where the parent asked for help after discovering them in the car. The child later died. A...

University seeks tuition increase for next two years

University seeks tuition increase for next two years

Riley Guerzini, Editor-in-Chief

May 28, 2019

The university will host a public forum on tuition and fee increases for the 2019-2020 and 2020-2019 academic years at 3 p.m. June 4 in the Griffin Center. The forum will be followed by a Board of Trustees meeting. The university is proposing the tuition for full-time, in-state, undergraduate stud...

Fulfilling a lifelong dream

Fulfilling a lifelong dream

Sarah Rogers, Features Editor

April 16, 2019

Angela Ackerman stood alone on the Mallette Studio Theatre stage and aimed an AR15. A single heartbeat thumped through the audience for several seconds followed by a sharp burst of gunfire shattering the tension. The master of liberal studies student lowered the weapon and clutched her heaving chest...

English student stresses diversity through teaching research

English student stresses diversity through teaching research

Sydney Stocksdale, Staff Writer

April 15, 2019

The Shield interviewed Kennya Santiago Olmos, a junior English teaching major about her experience presenting her teaching research at the Indiana Council of Teachers of English (ICTE) 2019 conference. The Shield: What is your research over? Kennya Santiago: My research is over English teachers ...

USI Screaming Eagles fall to Indianapolis Greyhounds

USI Screaming Eagles fall to Indianapolis Greyhounds

Nik Cunningham, Sports Editor

April 9, 2019

The USI Screaming Eagles baseball team lost in a doubleheader against the University of Indianapolis Saturday. During the first game, the Screaming Eagles came out swinging and gained a 1-0 lead against the Greyhounds. At the top of the second inning, the Screaming Eagles were at 3-0. In the bott...

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