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The approximately 40,000 square foot Wellness Center will connect to the south side of the Recreation, Fitness and Wellness Center with the goal of centralizing university services and making them more accessible.  

College of Nursing and Health Professions receives major gift

Noah Alatza, News Editor January 11, 2019

The College of Nursing and Health Professions received a $1.35 million leadership gift from the estate of the late Hershel B. Whitney, the Board of Trustees announced at their regular scheduled meeting...

State senators Vaneta Becker (R-left) and Jim Tomes (R-right) pose with President Linda Bennett (middle) following the state Senate honoring her with a resolution Feb. 12.

Former USI President to give lecture in Evansville

Riley Guerzini, Managing Editor October 11, 2018

Former university president Linda Bennett will present “Higher Education: America’s Troubled Dream Machine” at the 2018 Stephens-Otterson lecture at 2 p.m. Oct. 14 at Trinity United Methodist Church...

Former USI President Linda Bennett speaks at Founder's Day to a crowd of trustees, faculty, students, administration and alumni.

Former USI president honored at annual Founder’s Day

Riley Guerzini, Managing Editor September 17, 2018

Former President Linda Bennett was selected for the Honorary Alumni Award at the annual Founder’s Day event in Carter Hall Sept. 12. The Alumni Council gives the award to individuals who demonstrate...

President Linda Bennett and USI alumni Cody Morris pass the torch at the Indiana Bicentennial Torch Relay.

The next chapter

Bennett reflects on time at USI, hopeful for future
Riley Guerzini and Noah Alatza April 24, 2018

President Linda Bennett will mark her last day on the job come the end of June. Over the course of her nine years at the helm of the university, she has overseen growing enrollment, building of new facilities,...

Board of Trustees to hold executive session to discuss “personnel matters.”

Board of Trustees to hold executive session to discuss “personnel matters.”

Noah Alatza and Riley Guerzini April 6, 2018

Clarification: The Shield previously reported that an announcement of USI’s next President would be made at the conclusion of the executive session. A later meeting and date will be scheduled for an...

Sheriff Jason King watches over the students gathered in the Free Speech Zone during the Campus Ministry USA’s demonstration Monday. King said he wasn’t asked to go watch over the event, but felt “they might need me out here.”

Five full-time sheriff’s deputies to patrol campus starting next year

Noah Alatza, Community Engagement Manager March 27, 2018

Amid confusion on the potential location and presence of a new Sheriff's Office on campus, Vanderburgh County Sheriff Dave Wedding wants to set the record straight. “You can call it a district...

The search for the next president of the University of Evansville has been mostly kept secret like the search at USI. The new president for both schools are expected to be chosen within the next two weeks.

Presidential candidates for USI, UE kept secret

Noah Alatza, Community Engagement Manager March 21, 2018

Correction: The Shield previously reported that the USI Presidential search would be completed on or before April 1. According to Associate Vice President for Marketing and Communications Kindra Strupp,...

Luke Williams, a senior biology major, asks Linda Bennett about her take on advertisement on campus at the annual breakfast March 27, in Carter Hall.

Bennett to hold last ‘Breakfast with the President’

Riley Guerzini, News Editor March 14, 2018

Linda Bennett will return to Carter Hall March 21 for her final Breakfast with the President. This will be the 29th year of the event, which began in 1989 with the university’s first president David...

State senator Vaneta Becker (R-right) honors President Linda Bennett (left) with a resolution Feb. 12.

Bennett, Brinker honored at Statehouse

Riley Guerzini, News Editor February 14, 2018

Illustration by Megan Thorne

Behind Closed Doors

Presidential Process kept secret
Noah Alatza, Community Engagement Manager January 27, 2018

As the university seeks the institution’s next president, the search committee is taking a closed-door approach to the selection process. Chair of the Presidential Search Committee and Board of Trustees...

Longtime leader to retire

Longtime leader to retire

‘Time does catch up with you’
Noah Alatza, Community Engagement Manager January 19, 2018

Cynthia Brinker walked around her office in the Byron C. Wright Administration building on a cold but sunny Friday morning. Laughing and pointing out pictures from years past at the university’s Higher...

Bequette named Public Safety Director

Bequette named Public Safety Director

Noah Alatza, Staff Writer January 9, 2018

The university has tapped assistant director of public safety Stephen Bequette to lead its security enforcement department. Bequette served as the assistant director for the last nine years and worked...

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