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President puts teaching shoes back on

President Linda Bennett is teaching a First Year Experience course this semester. The class met for the first time Friday morning.

Bradie Gray

August 29, 2014

President Linda Bennett stepped into the classroom for the first time since the fall of 2007 Friday morning. Bennett walked into the First Year Experience Class, located in the Health Professions Center, at 9 a.m. toting lots of excitement and a fishbowl full of questions. First Year Exper...

Faculty Senate opposes controversial marriage bill

James Vaughn

December 13, 2013

The Faculty Senate passed a statement opposing House Joint Resolution-6 (HJR-6) Dec. 13. HJR-6 is an amendment that, if passed, would permanently define marriage as a bond between a man and a woman and would remove protections under current Indiana law for same-sex couples. Assistant Professor...

Board of Trustees meet on campus for ‘confidential meeting’

James Vaughn

November 22, 2013

The Board of Trustees met in Executive Session Friday morning in the University Suite in University Center West. “It’s a confidential meeting,” President Linda Bennett said when approached by The Shield about the nature of the meeting. A sign on the door read: “DO NOT ENTER. Executive Session ...

Applied Engineering Center opens its doors

James Vaughn

September 13, 2013

The Applied Engineering Center opened its doors Friday following a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the facility, which features equipment found no where else in the United States. The 16,226 square-foot manufacturing center is one of only two labs in the entire world equipped with German Festo technolog...

President’s evaluation moves forward

Jessie Hellmann

March 27, 2013

The Board of Trustees took its first step in USI President Linda Bennett’s tenure evaluation Tuesday night in a way that is entirely new to the university. This is the first time an outside firm helped with a presidential evaluation, but the trustees thought it was necessary because the university had ne...

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