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Former USI President to give lecture in Evansville

Former USI President to give lecture in Evansville

Riley Guerzini, Managing Editor

October 11, 2018


Filed under News, News Briefs

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 honored at annual Founder’s Day

Riley Guerzini, Managing Editor

September 17, 2018


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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

The next chapter

Riley Guerzini and Noah Alatza

April 24, 2018


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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


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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

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

Noah Alatza, Community Engagement Manager

March 27, 2018


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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

Presidential candidates for USI, UE kept secret

Noah Alatza, Community Engagement Manager

March 21, 2018


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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’

Bennett to hold last ‘Breakfast with the President’

Riley Guerzini, News Editor

March 14, 2018


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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

Behind Closed Doors

Noah Alatza, Community Engagement Manager

January 27, 2018


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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


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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


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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. ...

Provost encourages civility, praises education in inaugural convocation address

Provost encourages civility, praises education in inaugural convocation address

Riley Guerzini, News Editor

October 17, 2017


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Quality teaching is at a premium and the university wanted to recognize that. All faculty were invited to attend the university’s first-ever faculty convocation. They began by marching around the Quad led by drummers and bagpipers from the Hadi Shriners before entering Carter Hall to be recognized for the...

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