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Trustees approve new program, degree candidates

Trustees approve new program, degree candidates

Riley Guerzini, Managing Editor

March 7, 2019


Filed under News

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


Filed under News, News Briefs

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


Filed under News, News Briefs

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


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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


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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


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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


Filed under Breaking News, News

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


Filed under News

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...

Trustees approve updated bylaws, hear financial aid report

Trustees approve updated bylaws, hear financial aid report

Noah Alatza, Staff Writer

November 2, 2017


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The Board of Trustees heard the annual financial aid report from Director of Student Financial Assistance Mary Harper at its Nov. 2 meeting. Vice President of Enrollment Andrew Wright thanked the financial aid team for their continued hard-work on the gathering of a collective number of statistics and fi...

Fee increase to fund programs, activities for ‘several years’

Fee increase to fund programs, activities for ‘several years’

RIley Guerzini, News Editor

October 30, 2017


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Infographic by Abigail Stanley   Aleisha Jones said she is quite aware of what she is paying in tuition and fees every semester and she doesn’t want to pay an extra $50 for the student activity fee. “I am paying for everything out of pocket,” she said. Jones said she h...

Trustees approve presidential search committee, timetable

Trustees approve presidential search committee, timetable

Riley Guerzini, News Editor

October 4, 2017


Filed under News

The university Board of Trustees approved the appointments for the candidates of the presidential search committee and the timetable for the search Oct. 4. The committee is charged with bringing forward candidates to fill the office of the president with unanimous approval from the Board of Trus...

Presidential Pursuit

Presidential Pursuit

Riley Guerzini, News Editor

September 12, 2017


Filed under News

The university Board of Trustees will begin their search for the next President of USI within the coming weeks. Chairman of the Board of Trustees Harold Calloway said the Board will be forming a search committee within the next couple weeks to begin their search President Linda Bennett’s re...

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