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College of Nursing and Health Professions receives major gift

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.  

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 in Indianapolis Jan. 10. The Trustees heard a report from the USI Foundation that the gift includes...

Former USI President to give lecture in Evansville

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.

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 in Evansville. Bennett, who served as USI’s third president from 2009-2018, will focus on Fr...

Former USI president honored at annual Founder’s Day

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

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 outstanding service or generosity to the university. Bennett started at the university in 2003, servi...

The next chapter

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

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, and long-term planning. Bennett said one of the things she will miss the most about the ...

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 announcement. The university has announced that a closed-off executive session scheduled for 10 a.m. April...

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

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.”

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 or a post, but we haven't determined what we are going to name it yet,” Wedding said. Wedding sai...

Presidential candidates for USI, UE kept secret

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.

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, the time could be "varied," because the "search is not complete and there is no specific date f...

Bennett to hold last ‘Breakfast with the President’

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.

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 Rice. “This event really is a great way to get the president in front of students and interacting with ...

Behind Closed Doors

Illustration by Megan Thorne

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 Harold Calloway said applications to replace retiring President Linda Bennett are now in a more fina...

Longtime leader to retire

Longtime leader to retire

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 Education Day at the Indiana Statehouse, her office houses hundreds of items of memorabilia. From a...

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 at the Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Department for 34 years prior to joining the university. ...

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