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‘She was the heart of our department’

‘She was the heart of our department’

Noah Alatza, News Editor

November 21, 2018


Filed under News, News Briefs

Longtime Art & Design Department Administrative Assistant, Virginia Thomas, 71, died Nov. 18. University Communications confirmed her death in an email sent to the USI community Nov. 21. Interim Art and Design Chair Katie Waters said the department was very pleased to have her join the team in 2002. ...

Winter Storm Watch issued

Winter Storm Watch issued

Noah Alatza, News Editor

November 13, 2018


Filed under News, News Briefs

The National Weather Service in Paducah, Ky. has issued a Winter Storm Watch for Vanderburgh County including the entire University of Southern Indiana campus effective 3 p.m. Wednesday until 6 p.m. Thursday. Meteorologists say there is high confidence for potential snow and ice accumulations begi...

Man who raped student in 1998, accused in recent kidnapping

Man who raped student in 1998, accused in recent kidnapping

Noah Alatza, News Editor

October 16, 2018


Filed under News

A man arrested in Evansville last week for an attempted kidnapping has a lengthy criminal history with ties to the university. Roy C. Bebout, 46, was accused of trying to kidnap a girl Friday and was formally charged on Monday with six felony counts including attempted rape, kidnapping and strang...

Fall festival lacks appeal of fall season

Fall festival lacks appeal of fall season

Alleigh Dillman, Staff Writer

October 15, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Ah, finally October. The weather starts to cool down, scarves, boots and flannels start to make their annual appearances, and the ever so famous Pumpkin Spice everything returns for the season. For the city of Evansville, however, October is especially known for the Fall Festival, the one-week event ...

Former USI President to give lecture in Evansville

Former USI President to give lecture in Evansville

Riley Guerzini, Managing Editor

October 11, 2018


Filed under News, News Briefs

Former university president Linda Bennett will present “Higher Education: America’s Troubled Dream Machine” at the 2018 Stephens-Otterson lecture at 2 p.m. Oct. 14 at Trinity United Methodist Church in Evansville. Bennett, who served as USI’s third president from 2009-2018, will focus on Fr...

Funk in the City to spotlight artists

Funk in the City to spotlight artists

Nicole Mitchell, Special to The Shield

September 18, 2018


Filed under Features

Ashley Vezzoso-Schaefer said one of her favorite things about the annual Fall Funk in the City Art Festival is the way the community rallies around local artists. “It’s good for the artist, especially the local artists of the community,” the Funk in the City committee president said. “They ...

Multicultural Center assistant director to challenge longtime city councilwoman

Multicultural Center assistant director to challenge longtime city councilwoman

Noah Alatza, News Editor

September 10, 2018


Filed under News, News Briefs

D'Angelo S. Taylor said he has always felt like the underdog. Taylor, the assistant director of the university's multicultural center has announced he is running for the 2nd Ward seat on the Evansville City Council. Taylor will challenge well-known long-time city councilwoman Missy Mosby in the Dem...

Trump Rally 2018

Jordan Auker, Chief Photographer

September 4, 2018


Filed under Video

https://youtu.be/dRdVKgjbjdc President Trump visited The Ford Center Thursday night in Evansville, IN. We had a chance to talk to a USI student of what he thought the President was going to talk about and his experience leading up to the rally.

New Title IX coordinator joins USI

New Title IX coordinator joins USI

Noah Alatza, News Editor

August 27, 2018


Filed under News, News Briefs

West-side Evansville native Carrie Lynn has returned to her hometown to serve the university as the next Title IX coordinator. Lynn previously worked in Indianapolis as an attorney after earning a Juris Doctor in 2007 from the Robert H. McKinney School of Law. While in the state capitol, her ...

President Trump to hold rally in Evansville

President Trump to hold rally in Evansville

Noah Alatza, News Editor

August 22, 2018


Filed under Breaking News, News

President Donald Trump will hold a rally in Evansville Aug. 30. The event will take place downtown at the Ford Center, 1 SE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., according to the President’s campaign website. Trump is expected to discuss his support for Republican U.S. Senate candidate Mike Braun, who is ...

Law enforcement investigating Neo-Nazi posters, suspicious person on campus

Law enforcement investigating Neo-Nazi posters, suspicious person on campus

Noah Alatza and Megan Thorne

April 24, 2018


Filed under News

In an emailed message sent out Tuesday afternoon, President Linda Bennett said “multiple law enforcement agencies,” are investigating inflammatory Neo-Nazi posters found on campus. Agencies are also investigating the posters along with a “suspicious person who may have been carrying a gun.”...

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