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Southern Indiana ‘super polluters’ continue to harm resources, air quality in region

Southern Indiana ‘super polluters’ continue to harm resources, air quality in region

Maddie Nolan, Staff Writer

September 17, 2019

Evansville is known for the beautiful rolling hills, dense forests, and the Ohio River, but what most people are unaware of is the amount of pollution surrounding the city.  Seven coal-powered plants lie within 30 miles of the city. These so-called “super polluters” produce greenhouse gases a...

Doorway a symbol of Evansville, USI history

Doorway a symbol of Evansville, USI history

Rhonda Wheeler, Community Engagement Manager

September 3, 2019

Inside the Fireside Lounge of the University Center East lies a 100-year-old Evansville relic. The limestone doorway with “Orr Iron Company” engraved at the top displays city history and has a unique story. According to the university archives, Indiana Department of Transportation donated ...

Buschon to visit Evansville

Buschon to visit Evansville

Riley Guerzini, Editor-in-Chief

August 16, 2019

U.S. Congressman Larry Bucshon will visit Evansville Monday to host a town hall. Bucshon will answer community questions at the Southern Indiana Career and Technical School at 6 p.m. Bucshon represents Indiana's 8th congressional district which includes all or part of 19 counties in southwest Indiana. "These...

‘Bru Burger Bar’ displays classic American food, dining

‘Bru Burger Bar’ displays classic American food, dining

Kendall Sedam, Staff Writer

March 12, 2019

This past weekend, I ate at a local restaurant in Evansville. It’s called the “Bru Burger Bar.” This restaurant offers dozens of burger, salad and beer options. There are even vegan and vegetarian options. According to the “Bru Burger Bar” website, “Our goal is to bring you great burger...

‘She was the heart of our department’

‘She was the heart of our department’

Noah Alatza, News Editor

November 21, 2018

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

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

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

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 ...

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