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Bennett announces retirement

Bennett announces retirement

Riley Guerzini, News Editor
August 15, 2017
Filed under Breaking News, Showcase, Video

  University President Linda Bennett announced her retirement at Tuesday’s fall faculty and administration meeting. Holding back tears from the podium, Bennett thanked students, faculty, administration and support staff for making the university a community that she is “very proud to be ...

New trustee wants to ‘speak for students’

New trustee wants to ‘speak for students’

Sarah Rogers, Features Editor
August 12, 2017
Filed under Features, Showcase

Anjali Patel now has the ability to have her voice heard. “I have the unique opportunity to speak for students and let the university know what they truly want out of their college experience,” the new student trustee said. Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb appointed Patel, a junior biology and...

Tuition to spike over next two years

Tuition to spike over next two years

Riley Guerzini, News Editor
June 8, 2017
Filed under News

The university Board of Trustees moved to increase tuition to $7,460 for the 2017-18 school year and $7,829 in 2018-19. Tuition for 2016-17 currently sits at $7,105. The increase also includes a $2.50 hike per credit hour per semester in the technology fee. University President Linda Bennett said the ...

Empire Contractors awarded PAC construction

Empire Contractors awarded PAC construction

Riley Guerzini, News Editor
April 12, 2017
Filed under News

The Board of Trustees Finance and Audit committee elected to award Evansville construction company Empire Contractors the contract for the renovation of the Physical Activities Center (PAC). “The project is without a doubt going to be a transformational moment for our campus, our students and this c...

Board of Trustees approves new degree

Riley Guerzini, News Editor
March 15, 2017
Filed under News

The Board of Trustees approved the Doctor of Education degree and reviewed the budget for the next biennium at its meeting March 2. The new degree for the Pott College of Science, Engineering and Education is scheduled to be implemented during the  fall of 2017. The degree requires a minimum of 60 credit hours for...

Trustees approve budget

Nick Leighty, Staff Writer
September 7, 2016
Filed under News

A new budget was approved at the Board of Trustees meeting September 1. The budget includes increased funding for Historic New Harmony, a contract with the Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office to increase campus security and a STEM Innovation and Expansion Initiative to support the growth of the un...

New fee hard to see

Gabi Wy, Features Editor
September 1, 2016
Filed under News

Junior John Mathews didn’t know the student activity fee doubled this fall, and he said he’d have liked to be notified. Over the summer, the Board of Trustees approved the doubling of the student activity fee after a spring proposal pushed by Student Government Association. The increase is vis...

‘People-focused’ trustee backs importance of education

‘People-focused’ trustee backs importance of education

Matthew Devault, Staff Writer
August 18, 2016
Filed under News

Ellis Redd believes education is an equalizer. “It doesn’t matter who you are, or where you come from, an education can level the playing field and help you achieve things that you probably otherwise wouldn’t achieve,” Redd said. “I’m an example of that.”

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Board of Trustees provides construction updates, welcomes new members

Sarah Loesch
July 14, 2016
Filed under News

The Board of Trustees welcomed three new members to its table at the inaugural meeting in the newly opened Griffin Center Thursday afternoon. Current Student Government Association President, Ashley Wright, gave her first presentation at the table in which she noted her readiness for her new role i...

STORIFY: Trustees wrap up semester

Gabi Wy, News Editor
April 29, 2016
Filed under News

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STORIFY: University aims to expand

Gabi Wy, News Editor
March 3, 2016
Filed under News

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Storify: Trustees talk charges, projects, future

Gabi Wy, News Editor
January 14, 2016
Filed under News

The Board of Trustees met at 10 a.m. EST in Indianapolis today to discuss progress made since its last meeting Nov. 5.

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