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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 ...

Former USI President to give lecture in Evansville

Former USI President to give lecture in Evansville

Riley Guerzini, Managing Editor

October 11, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.”...

Nationwide march draws hundreds to Evansville

Nationwide march draws hundreds to Evansville

Sarah Rogers, Features Editor

March 27, 2018

Megan Thorne Rain splattered the streets of downtown Evansville as 500 pairs of rain-soaked shoes stomped through the puddles Saturday afternoon. The carefully colored signs reading “March for Our Lives,” “Never Again,” and many more were drenched and bending, dripping the marker ...

Local highschoolers to showcase activism at ‘March for Our Lives’

Local highschoolers to showcase activism at ‘March for Our Lives’

Riley Guerzini, News Editor

March 21, 2018

Avery Appel doesn’t want to be afraid to go to school anymore. The Reitz High School junior is on the planning committee for the Evansville ‘March for Our Lives’ event on March 24. The march will begin at 1 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church in Downtown Evansville. Participants will w...

Evansville Donut Festival

Austin Lewis, Staff Writer

March 20, 2018

On Saturday around 15 different coffee, donut, and pastry vendors participated in the 1st Annual Donut and Coffee Festival. The event included fun and games for all ages, the city’s longest Long John donut, and a live band performance. All proceeds will be split between the Kid’s Kingdom 2 and Stop...

Former student killed in Evansville shooting

Former student killed in Evansville shooting

Noah Alatza, Community Engagement Manager

March 12, 2018

The university confirmed a shooting victim killed over Spring Break was a former student. “While Nicolas Belcher had been a student at USI studying computer science, he was not currently enrolled,” university spokesman Ben Luttrull said in an emailed statement. Evansville Police responded ...

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