The Shield

New VP focused on remaining student-centered

New VP focused on remaining student-centered

Riley Guerzini, Editor-in-Chief

September 10, 2019

Khalilah Doss remembers a different campus when she came to USI as an undergraduate. Doss, who competed on the track and field team at McKendree University, noticed a large discrepancy in the number of buildings and people on campus when she came for an interview for the Vice President of Student Affai...

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...

Assistant Director joins Public Safety

Assistant Director joins Public Safety

Noah Alatza, News Editor

September 11, 2018

Director of Public Safety Steve Bequette said the biggest challenge he faced was trying to find someone to fill his own shoes. Bequette was assistant Public Safety director for nine years under former director Stephen Woodall until January 2018. Now, 26-year veteran Vanderburgh County Sheriff depu...

Better speakers, better students

Sam Stoffer, Staff Writer

January 17, 2018

I have never had to experience a professor offering extra credit for attending a program that brings in a guest speaker or member of the faculty to discuss a major, topic, etc. Unfortunately for many other students, this is not the case. Many professors offer extra credit for this and for various reaso...

Master Plan maps future

Master Plan maps future

Riley Guerzini, News Editor

September 6, 2017

  In 10 years, the university will increase enrollment by over 5,000, take the engineering department out of the business building and build a second entrance and exit to campus. At least that is the plan. Last Wednesday, outside design firm Smithgroupjjr sent Campus Planners Doug Kozm...

(GALLERY) ‘It’s so beautiful’

(GALLERY) ‘It’s so beautiful’

Gabi Wy, Features Editor

August 17, 2016

Light rain pattered the sidewalks as freshman Alicia Fredrick and her mother, Katherine, arrived on campus the evening of Aug. 16. The two were all smiles after a three-day road trip from California.

Fourth sex offense reported

Gabi Wy, News Editor

March 17, 2016

A forcible rape was reported in the university crime log March 2. This is the fourth rape reported in four months. The incident occurred more than five months prior than when the report was filed. The log states the rape took place between 11-11:59 p.m., Oct. 24, 2015,  at a “non-campus” loca...

Students need Wi-Fi questions answered

Cara Meeks

October 26, 2015

Things appear to have been improving for the Wi-Fi since August based on a few students comments but are not progressing as fast as before. The Shield has reached out to IT director Richard Toenisketter five times via phone and email without response. “The wifi was terrible,” senior sports mana...

Weird Smells in UC East

Alison Saagar

September 18, 2015

A commuter’s guide to off-campus eating

Gavin Gaddis

September 8, 2015

Hello reader, it’s me, your local neighborhood sassy dude. Food on campus is a hot topic for USI students, served up with a heaping slice of skepticism towards change and simultaneous childish clamor for even more change. Food has been mentioned in every issue of The Shield this semester, and I’...

USI relishes clean campus

Paola Marizan

April 22, 2014

Chelsie Ours thinks USI's campus is clean, but said she would like to see more student involvement. "I know USI has different programs, but maybe if they gave organizations more incentives for students to get involved and more notice that would be helpful," she said. "It would give students more pride...

Bill could prohibit universities from banning firearms

Jessie Hellmann

January 13, 2014

Guns on university campuses and other state-owned properties, like courthouses and government buildings, could soon be a reality if a bill sitting in the Indiana House of Representatives passes. House Bill 1018, authored by Rep. Jim Lucas (R-69), would prohibit state agencies, including state-supported...

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