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Winter storm warning issued

Winter storm warning issued

Noah Alatza, News Editor

January 11, 2019


Filed under News, News Briefs

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


Filed under News

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

Winter Storm Watch issued

Noah Alatza, News Editor

November 13, 2018


Filed under News, News Briefs

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


Filed under News

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


Filed under News

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


Filed under Opinion

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

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

Noah Alatza, Community Engagement Manager

January 16, 2018


Filed under News

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


Filed under News

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 17, 2016


Filed under Sports

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

UPDATE: Spider issue unresolved

Gabi Wy, News Editor

March 2, 2016


Filed under News

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...

Sessions teach stress relief

Nick Leighty, Staff writer

February 16, 2016


Filed under News Briefs

The Counseling Center, Housing and Residence Life, Student Support Services and the university Social Work Department are sponsoring “Mindful Mondays.” Each day is a chance to learn peace of mind techniques and stress relief skills. Sessions cover different aspects of ways of improving one’s ...

Shame on you, Housing

Brenna Wu

August 27, 2014


Filed under Opinion

When I moved onto campus, I pictured a new bedroom, pictures hanging from wall to wall, nice couches and even a decent bathroom. What a majority of students came to find was definitely not that nice, beautiful picturesque room. Instead, some found broken down air conditioners and cockroaches -...

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