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Hammat chosen as next Dean of Students

Hammat chosen as next Dean of Students

Riley Guerzini, Managing Editor

March 12, 2019


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Vice President for Student Affairs Marcia Kiessling announced the appointment of Jennifer Hammat as the university’s next dean of students following a national search. Hammat currently serves as university Title IX coordinator for the Compliance, Diversity, and Ethics Office at George Mason U...

University to host Dean of Students candidates

University to host Dean of Students candidates

Riley Guerzini, Managing Editor

February 4, 2019


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The university will host four candidates for the Dean of Students position from Feb. 11-14 on campus. The candidates will give open forum presentations on the topic “The Role of the Dean of Students at the University of Southern Indiana and Major Trends That Will Shape the Position." The present...

New dean of students to be chosen in March

New dean of students to be chosen in March

Riley Guerzini, Managing Editor

January 15, 2019


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The university is seeking to fill the dean of students position after it was vacated in May of last year. USI expects to select a candidate this semester. The position was vacated after former Dean of Students Bryan Rush left to become the Associate Vice President for Campus Living at Auburn Univer...

Interim Dean of Students named

Interim Dean of Students named

Noah Alatza, News Editor

August 8, 2018


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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...

Phi Delta Theta under investigation for hazing

Phi Delta Theta under investigation for hazing

Riley Guerzini, News Editor

November 15, 2017


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The university has placed an interim suspension on Phi Delta Theta and is subsequently investigating the fraternity after allegations of hazing. The suspension, placed Oct. 26, is a response to the fraternity being “deemed to be a threat to the safety and well-being of the university community, pr...

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...

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...

Illegal downloads could cost students

Rachel Christian

August 29, 2014


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Students who illegally download and pirate online content on campus may face more severe consequences, according to a new policy introduced by the Dean of Students Office at the Student Government Association's (SGA) first meeting. The new policy, known as the Student Copyright Infringement Policy,...

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