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

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

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 ...

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...

New trustee to bring student perspective

New trustee to bring student perspective

Emma Corry, Features Editor

September 17, 2019

Josi Barscz was excited and a little intimidated when she got a phone call telling her she had been appointed as the new Student Trustee.  The sophomore biochemistry major began in the position in July. She was unaware of the opportunity until she was recommended to apply by Associate Professor ...

Former USI Board of Trustees member dies

Former USI Board of Trustees member dies

Megan Thorne, Editor-in-Chief

April 12, 2019

Ted Ziemer Jr., a former USI Board of Trustees member, has died at age 84. Ziemer was appointed to the Board of Trustees by former governor Mitch Daniels in 2007 and served as the chair of the board from 2011 to 2014. In July of 2015, he was reappointed by former governor Mike Pence to serve his current...

Trustees approve new program, degree candidates

Trustees approve new program, degree candidates

Riley Guerzini, Managing Editor

March 7, 2019

The university Board of Trustees unanimously approved a new degree program for the Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering at their regularly scheduled meeting Thursday. The new degree will offer students enhanced experiential learning through hands-on experiences within each project and lab clas...

College of Nursing and Health Professions receives major gift

College of Nursing and Health Professions receives major gift

Noah Alatza, News Editor

January 11, 2019

The College of Nursing and Health Professions received a $1.35 million leadership gift from the estate of the late Hershel B. Whitney, the Board of Trustees announced at their regular scheduled meeting in Indianapolis Jan. 10. The Trustees heard a report from the USI Foundation that the gift includes...

Trustees to meet in Indianapolis

Trustees to meet in Indianapolis

Noah Alatza, News Editor

January 8, 2019

The Board of Trustees will meet for the first time of the year Thursday in Indianapolis. Among items on the agenda, a report will be presented on the 2019 session of the Indiana General Assembly, including the initial budget recommendation from the Indiana Commission for Higher Education compared to USI’s a...

Trustees approve budget request, increases to housing, meal plans

Trustees approve budget request, increases to housing, meal plans

Riley Guerzini and Noah Alatza

September 7, 2018

Costs for student housing and meal plans will increase for the second year in a row. The university's Board of Trustees voted unanimously Thursday to raise the cost of student housing and meal plans for next year. An increase to overall student fees was also approved by the Board for this year at i...

Vectren lobbyist appointed to Board of Trustees

Vectren lobbyist appointed to Board of Trustees

Noah Alatza, News Editor

July 26, 2018

Updated: Friday, August 17 Governor Eric Holcomb has appointed Evansville native Christine H. Keck to the university's Board of Trustees. Keck currently serves as Evansville-based utility giant Vectren Corporation’s federal government affairs director.   Her work includes lobbying to congre...

Trustees approve sale of old theatre properties

Trustees approve sale of old theatre properties

Riley Guerzini, News Editor

April 27, 2018

The university Board of Trustees approved the sale of the former USI Theatre scene shop and costume shop at it's meeting April 27. The property located at 96 North Barker Avenue in Evansville will be sold following a sealed bid auction. The building has been mostly vacant since the opening of the Performance Ce...

Trustees to announce next President

Trustees to announce next President

Noah Alatza, Community Engagement Manager

April 17, 2018

The Board of Trustees will meet in a special session to approve the selection of the university's fourth president Thursday at 1 p.m. in the Griffin Center. Director of Communications John Farless told The Shield that the upcoming meeting is open to the public and media. A press conference is sche...

Presidential candidates for USI, UE kept secret

Presidential candidates for USI, UE kept secret

Noah Alatza, Community Engagement Manager

March 21, 2018

Correction: The Shield previously reported that the USI Presidential search would be completed on or before April 1. According to Associate Vice President for Marketing and Communications Kindra Strupp, the time could be "varied," because the "search is not complete and there is no specific date f...

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