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Evansville community members support the possible athletic transition to Division I.

Evansville community supports Division I transition

Casey Clark and Quinton Watt February 6, 2022

The university’s possible transition to Division I could impact more than just the campus.  While the internal campus community is expressing reluctance about the potential athletic department transition...

Shelby Clark, Editor-in-Chief, gives her opinion about the possible transition to Division I.

Opinion: The problem is not DI – it’s communication

Shelby Clark, Editor-in-Chief February 3, 2022

The majority of problems students and faculty have with the potential transition to Division I is not the Division I distinction itself. Students and faculty feel administration is not listening to them...

Steven Bridges, treasurer and vice president of finance administration, and Liam Collins, student member of the Board of Trustees, attend a Board of Trustees meeting on Jan. 13, 2022.

Board of Trustees will vote on Division I Feb. 7

Quinton Watt, Ian Young, Uday Lomada, and Shelby Clark January 28, 2022

The Board of Trustees will make their final decision about transitioning to NCAA Division I on Feb. 7. President Ronald Rochon announced the news at the Faculty Senate meeting Friday. “The Trustees...

The university is conducting a feasibility study to see if a transition to NCAA Division I is possible. At a Faculty Senate meeting Oct. 8, 2021, President Ronald Rochon said I will tell you all right now we do not have a lot of answers, thats why were doing the study.

University admin looks into D1 feasibility, facing faculty pushback

Shelby Clark, Josh Meredith, and Ian Young October 28, 2021

University administration and athletic department are working with members inside and outside the campus community to investigate the feasibility of transitioning the university from Division II to Division...

Administrators, students seek a more inclusive campus

Administrators, students seek a more inclusive campus

Hayden Olberding, Digital Editor November 17, 2020

Editor's Note: The story was updated at 1:06 p.m. Nov. 20. This story originally featured a photo of a white supremacist flier that was placed on a student's car in 2019. The Shield removed the image to...

Strupp gives presentation in front of Faculty Senate

Faculty Senate divided how to handle establishing priorities

Hayden Olberding, Digital Editor November 6, 2020

The Faculty Senate was divided on how they can establish the priorities of university faculty in the case of future financial struggles.  The Senate met Friday and discussed a new proposal to establish...

The Quad and David L. Rice Library

Faculty Senate to discuss demands for faculty input in “financial crises”

Hayden Olberding, Digital Editor November 6, 2020

The Faculty Senate will discuss a proposal to demand faculty input into university decisions related to the “financial crises.” The Faculty Senate will be meeting Friday to discuss multiple proposals,...

VP of Student Affairs addresses Counseling Center concerns at town hall

VP of Student Affairs addresses Counseling Center concerns at town hall

Rhonda Wheeler, News Editor November 13, 2019

Vice President of Student Affairs Khalilah Doss answered anonymous faculty questions and took comments from the crowd at the second town hall Nov. 13. Doss mentioned that Student Affairs is currently...

Pressure mounts as concern grows over sluggish wages, depleted morale

Pressure mounts as concern grows over sluggish wages, depleted morale

Riley Guerzini, Editor-in-Chief September 11, 2019

Tensions between faculty and the administration have reached a deadlock as concerns grow over a lack of employee morale and stagnant wages. Faculty were asked to submit questions anonymously to Faculty...

University President shares a hug after announcing her retirement at an August faculty meeting. The Faculty Senate will vote on candidates to serve on the search committee for the next President of the university following a public forum Friday

Vote for presidential search committee to be held Friday

Riley Guerzini, News Editor September 26, 2017

A public forum will be held next Friday, Sept. 29 in Forum II to discuss qualities of a good president followed by a vote on candidates to represent the faculty on the presidential search committee. Faculty...

Faculty Senate looks to alter factbook

Faculty Senate looks to alter factbook

Riley Guerzini, News Editor April 6, 2017

The Faculty Senate is looking to increase salary transparency within the university. In a formal request sent to the Faculty Senate for action, Liberal Arts Representative Chuck Conaway charged the Faculty...

Faculty Senate to focus on salary increases

Faculty Senate to focus on salary increases

Riley Guerzini, News Editor March 22, 2017

Nick LaRowe said salary increases are Faculty Senate’s number one goal at this year’s budget hearing. The next round of hearings is scheduled for March 24 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. in Mitchell Auditorium....

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