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Welcome Center delays continue

Welcome Center delays continue

Riley Guerzini, News Editor

April 19, 2017

Construction for the Fuquay Welcome Center will be further delayed after bids continue to run overbudget. “We have been using a construction firm to give us a pre-look at what they thought it might cost,” Vice President for Finance and Administration Steve Bridges said. “We would like to be su...

Students make voices heard at community rally

Community members hold up their signs during the

Sarah Loesch and Riley Guerzini

January 20, 2017

Community members gathered around the Four Freedoms Monument on Riverside Dr., Friday afternoon for the "With Liberty and Justice for All," community rally, march and fair.

Uber races into Evansville

Uber, a taxi service that allows customers to hire private drivers to transport them to their destination nation will be launching its product UberX in the Evansville area in 2017.

Riley Guerzini, News Editor

December 8, 2016

Ever since her car broke down, Crystal Phillips has searched for a reliable transportation system to get her to and from work. Phillips, a freshman public relations major, said she has had difficulty getting an internship or a higher paying job because her modes of transportation are slim. “I really feel lik...

Sanders advocates for ‘political revolution’

Gabi Wy and Sarah Loesch

May 2, 2016

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Students, faculty rally for Cruz

A young girl jumps with her Ted Cruz poster at the Sunday evening rally.

Gabi Wy, News Editor

April 24, 2016

Freshman Kyle Duggan said unlike in the past, Indiana could have a real impact in the primary election this year. The business administration major stood near the press tables at the Old National Events Plaza downtown Sunday, his hand on his chin as he observed fellow Ted Cruz supporters. He had nev...

Lenhardt named HR director

Lenhardt named HR director

Nick Leighty, Staff writer

April 20, 2016

Andrew Lenhardt sensed he had a special opportunity as a first generation college student. The university appointed Lenhardt to be the executive director of Human Resources, effective June 1. Lenhardt grew up in the small farm town of Waterloo, Illinois where he started work on his grandfather...

Startup Weekend educates entrepreneurs

The judges at Startup Weekend Evansville 2015 ask questions about a participant’s idea during the Friday round. At this stage each year, 10 participants are selected to move on to the final stages.

Nick Leighty, Staff writer

February 16, 2016

Fifty-four hours. That is all the time given to come up with an entire business plan and model proficient enough to move forward. A team containing a wide array of skills and entrepreneurial mentors dedicated to helping participants make the task possible. This is the goal of Startup Weekend Evansville...

River City snapshot

USI alumna Amanda Brinkman takes a selfie using the new Evansville geofilter she designed, which is the city’s first and only Snapchat filter. The design was inspired by the city’s riverfront.

Megan Thorne

October 14, 2015

USI alumna Amanda Brinkman wanted to shine a light on the “up-and-coming” city of Evansville by creating a Snapchat geofilter. Geofilters are special overlays for Snaps that can only be accessed in certain locations. Many major cities have filters, which show up when location settings are turned...

Museum hosts event to “revitalize” Evansville

Evansville museum displays a red “X”on the side of the building to represent TEDx coming to the city, on Oct. 13.

Amelia Peterson

October 7, 2015

  The goal for TEDx Evansville is to encourage the revitalization of the city by showcasing innovative ideas, Zac Parsons said. “Everyone says Evansville’s a great place to raise a family, and that’s fine, but everyone also says that we have a problem with retaining young, talented p...

IU Medical School to break ground Oct. 23

Gabi Wy

September 29, 2015

The groundbreaking for the new Indiana University Medical School Evansville campus is planned for 10 a.m. Oct. 23. Although planners estimate the building to be completed by late 2017, Vice President of Finance and Administration Steve Bridges said students probably won’t be able to study at the n...

Evansville community comes together

USI volunteer, Jennifer Egli, helps clean out a toy shed at the Arc of Evansville.  The United Way Day of Caring Campaign will last from Sept. 11, 2015 to Dec. 11,2015.

Anna Todd

September 16, 2015

Records are being broken this year at the United Way Day of Caring, said Amanda Newman at the event’s  kick-off breakfast. Volunteers from across Evansville gathered together to give back to their community at the annual Day of Caring, put on by the United Way of Southwestern Indiana on Friday...

12-band music fest returns to Garvin

Andrea Wirth (left) and Melini Boza (right) of the Honey Vines perform folk music with a rock and roll influenece, during last year’s ParksFest at Garvin Park. They will return to perform at ParksFest Saturday.

Megan Thorne

September 16, 2015

Alex Mourer said he wants ParksFest to make people as happy as possible. ParksFest will take place  at Garvin Park, featuring 12 live bands, including Shooter Jennings, Davina & The Vagabonds, Willie Watson and The Honey Vines. Mourer got involved with ParksFest after hearing about a poll sayi...

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