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Finding housing as a transgender student

Housing and Residence Life is working on a pilot program to help students find their ideal living situation.
December 3, 2019

Jaxen Margason lived with female students his first two years at USI. The senior history major previously went to Vincennes University where he had his own room. Margason’s mother emailed Housing...

Students quench for solution to multiple boil advisories

The EWSU advised students, faculty, staff and administrators to boil water for at least 10 minutes before using along with using bottled water to brush teeth or cook. Water bottles were placed on water fountains across the university.
October 22, 2019

The Evansville Water and Sewage Utility have placed a boil advisory on the university’s campus as well as in housing for the second time in three weeks, frustrating students as they have been unable...

Winter storm warning issued

Winter storm warning issued
Evansville could see first significant snowfall of the season
January 11, 2019

A winter storm clipper system packing strong winds and heavy amounts of precipitation is barreling towards the tristate region and university campus. The National Weather Service (NWS) Office in Paducah,...

‘It feels like a summer camp’

‘It feels like a summer camp’
Residents in favor of changing current visitation policy
November 26, 2018

Survey results from housing residents were “very much in favor” of changing the current overnight visitation policy, Student Housing Association Executive Director Holland Davis said.   “We are...

Winter Storm Watch issued

Freshman Ana Steensland throws a snowball at other students in a snowball fight when classes were canceled on Friday near the Public safety Building on January 12.
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....

Student Housing Association to recommend change in visitation policy

Student Housing Association to recommend change in visitation policy
Housing and Residence Life Director: USI’s housing not gender inclusive
October 29, 2018

The Student Housing Association (SHA) is considering a recommendation to the university administration that would change the current overnight visitation policy.  The current policy for campus housing...

USI lags behind rest of the country on gender-neutral housing

USI lags behind rest of the country on gender-neutral housing
February 27, 2018

At nearly every state and private institution in Indiana, gender-neutral housing has been on the books for more than a decade. State colleges including Indiana University, Indiana University-Purdue...

Sadder-day mail

Sadder-day mail
January 17, 2018

What are first-world inconveniences? Ordering items online and waiting for them to arrive is surely on the top of the list. But when you have one less day to receive those orders, the inconveniences...

Digging Out: Winter Weather forces campus to close Friday, Saturday, sets records

During a snow day on campus, freshmen english Major Emily McClusky and sociology major Emily Shipman sled down a hill located in between the Liberal Arts and the Romain College of Business building during the winter weather on January 12.
January 16, 2018

The university was met with Winter Storm Warnings for the first time in two years, forcing the campus to close operations entirely Friday, Jan. 12 and Saturday, Jan. 13.The last record snowfall to...

Boil advisory lifted

Boil advisory lifted
December 6, 2017

Update: The boil advisory that was put into effect Thursday has been lifted after a major water main break on Evansville's west side left portions of the university without clean water according to Public...

Introducing intramural: RFWC brings new programs for fall

August 17, 2016
The Recreation Fitness and Wellness Center is introducing multiple new programs to start out the new semester, as well as returning annual events with new twists.

UPDATE: Spider issue unresolved

Campus resident Robin Paige Hamby posted on her Facebook Feb. 22, and wrote that she has found more than 40 brown recluse spiders in her apartment. Housing and Residence Life has offered Hamby and her roommates to move to a different apartment, but they declined.
March 2, 2016

As of Thursday, campus apartment resident Robin Paige Hamby said after one meeting with Housing and Residence Life, she hasn't heard anything back about moving into a non-spider-infested apartment. "We...

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