The Shield

Finding housing as a transgender student

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

Megan Thorne and Emma Corry

December 4, 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 and Residence Life before he transferred to ask about disability housing and she asked if he could ...

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.

Riley Guerzini, Editor-in-Chief

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 to drink clean water.  Indianapolis native and Sophomore Public Relations and Advertising major Aniyah Sco...

Winter storm warning issued

Winter storm warning issued

Noah Alatza, News Editor

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, Ky. has issued a winter storm warning for Evansville and the entire USI campus in effect from ...

‘It feels like a summer camp’

‘It feels like a summer camp’

Noah Alatza, News Editor

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 writing up a draft of the proposal and hope to have something by the beginning of next semester,” the j...

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.

Noah Alatza, News Editor

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. Meteorologists say there is high confidence for potential snow and ice accumulations begi...

Student Housing Association to recommend change in visitation policy

Student Housing Association to recommend change in visitation policy

Noah Alatza, News Editor

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 states that "any guest staying in university housing must be of the same sex as the resident." Dir...

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

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

Noah Alatza, Community Engagement Manager

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 University, Purdue University and the University of Evansville have all adopted gender-inclusive ...

Sadder-day mail

Sadder-day mail

Noah Alatza, Community Engagement Manager

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 can surely mount. The University of Southern Indiana has not had Saturday mail delivery for years. ...

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.

Noah Alatza, Community Engagement Manager

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 hit campus was set in 2016, when the tri-state received more than 10 inches in some spots. According ...

Boil advisory lifted

Boil advisory lifted

Noah Alatza and Riley Guerzini

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 Safety. Water is now safe for consumption. 7:11 a.m., Thursday A boil advisory is in effec...

Introducing intramural: RFWC brings new programs for fall

Sarah Loesch, Editor-in-chief

August 18, 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.

Gabi Wy, News Editor

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 weren't allowed to break our contract without paying, so (Interim Housing Director Amy Price) sai...

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