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Interim Dean of Students named

Interim Dean of Students named

Noah Alatza, News Editor

August 8, 2018


Filed under Breaking News, News

The university appointed Associate Professor of Political Science and Public Administration Nicholas LaRowe as the interim dean of students effective Aug. 8. LaRowe has been with the university since 2010 and was originally scheduled to take a sabbatical leave this fall. The university had been sear...

University seeks new Dean of Students

University seeks new Dean of Students

Noah Alatza, News Editor

July 11, 2018


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The university is conducting a search for the next Dean of Students. In an email sent campus-wide on Wednesday, the university’s Human Resources department announced that two candidates will be completing interviews on July 16 and 17.

Campus Resources: Students access to sexual health assistance abundant

Campus Resources: Students access to sexual health assistance abundant

Noah Alatza, Community Engagement Manager

February 14, 2018


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Source: U.S. Army website A recent university survey indicated only a little more than half of freshman students had protected sex most or all of the time. The survey was sent out to freshman during the fall of 2016, with 359 of those students responding. Any freshmen responding that they “have no...

University removes recognition of Phi Delta Theta chapter

University removes recognition of Phi Delta Theta chapter

Riley Guerzini, News Editor

December 4, 2017


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The university removed its recognition of fraternity Phi Delta Theta Monday evening ending a month-long investigation into a hazing and alcohol incident. “After a thorough investigation, the University of Southern Indiana has withdrawn recognition and Phi Delta Theta’s General Headquarters has...

Intent different than impact

Nigel Meyer, Special to The Shield

March 1, 2017


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Cameron Clark was walking into the Art Center from the back entrance facing the parking lots Feb. 6 when he found an unfamiliar term chalked onto the wall next to the doors. The chalk read “Fight Cultural Marxism” and, since the term was unfamiliar to Clark, it sparked his interest and led him to ult...

‘Every intent of being open’

‘Every intent of being open’

Gabi Wy, Features Editor

August 31, 2016


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Freshman Shelby Heins said having zones specific for free speech wasn’t something she would expect to have on a college campus. “We’re paying to go here,” the nursing major said. “So our thoughts should be heard.” As a new student, Heins and several other freshman said they didn’t k...

Yakkers Anonymous

Yakkers Anonymous

Gabi Wy, News Editor

February 17, 2016


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President Linda Bennett announced at the beginning of the semester that the university will focus on the concept of “civility.” Bennett said this focus promotes healthy discussion despite critical differences in opinion, beliefs and culture. Over the next few weeks, The Shield will explore differen...

Thinking about ‘Think About It’

Thinking about ‘Think About It’

Gabi Wy

August 27, 2015


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Bryan Rush, dean of students and an avid promoter of a safe community at the university, said he wants students to care for each other and have each other’s backs. To Rush, communication from student to faculty is of utmost importance. In cooperation with federal mandates, the university req...

New, ‘gregarious’ dean focuses on student advocacy

New, ‘gregarious’ dean focuses on student advocacy

Gabi Wy

August 5, 2015


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Bryan Rush describes himself as a "policy wonk." "I enjoy policy and the legal side of this job," said the university's new dean of students. "If you open the news today, you’ll read a lot about Title IX and legislation on sexual violence, and that’s something we have to stay on top of — prot...

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