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Professor shares stories of Indiana’s ghostly past

Tamara Hunt, a professor of history and director of the Master of Arts and liberal studies hosted a lecture about Indiana's most popular ghost stories. Nov. 4 in the Rice Library.

Jeana Everhart, Staff Writer

November 5, 2019

Tamara Hunt said she first became interested in ghost stories after trying to find a new genre of short stories to read before bed. The professor of history and the director of the Master of Arts and Liberal Studies said, in a very short time, she began to collect ghost story volumes from authors...

Third faculty convocation celebrates faculty accomplishments

Third faculty convocation celebrates faculty accomplishments

Susanna Fravell and Rhonda Wheeler

October 15, 2019

Faculty and community members gathered in Carter Hall on Oct. 3 for the third annual Faculty Convocation to celebrate faculty accomplishments. The celebration comes as faculty have cited concern for sluggish wages and lacking morale. The ceremony started with keynote speaker Katie Ehlman, professor of gerontology and director of the ...

New Dean of Students to bring visibility

Dean of Students Jennifer Hammat was hired in May.

Emma Corry, Features Editor

October 15, 2019

If Jennifer Hammat was asked what role she would want to occupy when she was in graduate school, she would have said the Dean of Students. Hammat officially stepped into the position of Dean of Students in May after a nationwide search. She had previously worked as the Title IX coordinator at Georg...

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 Senate Chair Kenny Purcell for the administration in early August. Concerns listed in the ques...

New Dean looks to continue college’s success

Cathy Carey

Riley Guerzini, Editor-in-Chief

September 3, 2019

Freshmen are not the only people new to the university this year. Cathy Carey, Dean of the Romain College of Business, said she is excited to step into her new role and keep the college on an upward trajectory. “You can’t go wrong with a good business education foundation,” Carey said at...

Professor to present poetry at Griffin Center

Professor to present poetry at Griffin Center

Emma Corry, Staff Writer

April 2, 2019

The Shield interviewed Professor of English Matthew Graham who will present work from his new poetry collection, “The Geography of Home,” at a poetry reading sponsored by the Southern Indiana Reading Series at 4:30 p.m. April 11 in the Griffin Center. The Shield: When did you start writing? Matthew Graham: In hi...

Guest Column: McFarland’s letter to USI

The university election committee voted March 22 to remove Student Government Association presidential candidate Trevion McFarland from the ballot on charges that he campaigned outside of the campaign period set by the committee, interfered in the election process and disrupted the integrity of the election.

Trevion McFarland, Special to The Shield

April 26, 2018

When I came to the University of Southern Indiana (USI) in 2016 from my home in Northern Indiana, I felt this sense of “home” on campus. I met amazing people who were helpful and nothing but kind. I decided to make USI my home because of the overwhelming feeling of love, passion, and kindness. For the pa...

Provost encourages civility, praises education in inaugural convocation address

Faculty walk around the quad as students clap and cheer for thier professors during Faculty Convocation Friday afternoon. After walking around campus, faculty made thier way to Carter Hall to hear form the keynote speaker provost Ron Rochon.

Riley Guerzini, News Editor

October 17, 2017

Quality teaching is at a premium and the university wanted to recognize that. All faculty were invited to attend the university’s first-ever faculty convocation. They began by marching around the Quad led by drummers and bagpipers from the Hadi Shriners before entering Carter Hall to be recognized for the...

Fuquays honored at Founder’s Day

Dan Fuquay speaks at the Founder's Day luncheon in Carter Hall Sept. 13. Fuquay and his wife, Janet, received the Honorary Alumni Award for their contributions to students and the Welcome Center.

Riley Guerzini, News Editor

September 13, 2017

Dan Fuquay approached the podium dawning his Jerry Garcia tie, welcomed by students, faculty and alumni who will receive similar hospitality from the facility that will bear his name. The university Alumni Association awarded Fuquay, along with his wife, Janet, the Honorary Alumni Award, an honor given to o...

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 and Academic Affairs subcommittee to work with the Economic Benefits subcommittee and the Office of ...

SGA considers eliminating signature requirement

Gabi Wy, News Editor

February 18, 2016

To be a member-at-large of Student Government Association, a candidate must gather at least 50 student signatures. As the positions move up the hierarchy, more signatures are required. Attorney General Jerry Boyd brought up a resolution designed by the Rules Committee to require faculty recommendation...

Salary increases may be on the way

Jessie Hellmann

March 6, 2013

As budget hearings loom closer, many faculty members wonder whether it will be the year for an across-the-board raise - something none of them have received in two years. Compensation will be the faculty senate’s number one priority to request during its hearing 8:30 a.m. Monday in Carter Hall. “The...

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