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Third strategic plan underway

Third strategic plan underway

Rhonda Wheeler, News Editor

November 5, 2019

It has been five years since the university made their last strategic plan and designs for the third strategic plan are now in motion. The strategic plan is a document that acts as the plan/structure of the university for the next five years. It is a form of communication for what the university want...

Students react to impeachment inquiry into President Trump

Students react to impeachment inquiry into President Trump

Rhonda Wheeler, News Editor

October 1, 2019

Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi announced Sept. 24 that the House will launch an impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump after he asked the President of Ukraine to investigate Joe Biden’s son in a phone call back in July.  After the call, White House officials put th...

McCullough elected SGA president

McCullough elected SGA president

Riley Guerzini, Editor-in-Chief

August 29, 2019

The SGA General Assembly unanimously elected Executive Vice President Kelsey McCullough as the organization's next president at its meeting Aug. 29. McCullough was the only candidate to apply for president in the SGA's special election. She had been serving as interim president following the resignat...

Officials mull options as tuition, fees increase

Officials mull options as tuition, fees increase

Riley Guerzini, Editor-in-Chief

August 28, 2019

The Board of Trustees approved tuition increases for the 2019-2020 and 2020-2021 academic years at a special meeting of the Board of Trustees June 4 in the Griffin Center. Following a public forum on the increases in which there was no public comment, the Trustees agreed to raise tuition for full-t...

SGA President resigns, special election to be held next week

SGA President resigns, special election to be held next week

Riley Guerzini, Editor-in-Chief

August 22, 2019

Student Government Association President Sarah Seward-Genung resigned from her position at the organization’s first meeting of the academic year Aug. 22. Executive Vice President Kelsey McCullough will assume the duties of interim president until a special election is held at SGA’s next meeting Aug...

Trump signs order eliminating student loan debt for disabled veterans

Trump signs order eliminating student loan debt for disabled veterans

Riley Guerzini, Editor-in-Chief

August 21, 2019

President Donald Trump signed a memorandum Wednesday eliminating student loan debt for about 25,000 disabled veterans, according to the Louisville Courier-Journal. Trump vowed to forgive all of the average $30,000 in student loan debt for disabled veterans. Only about half of the 50,000 disabled veterans wh...

Students invited to meet and greet with Rochon

Students invited to meet and greet with Rochon

Caroline Schultheis, Staff Writer

March 25, 2019

President Ronald Rochon and First Lady Lynn Rochon are welcoming and serving cookies to the students in honor of his presidential inauguration April 1 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in the Rice Plaza. Students will have the opportunity to talk one-on-one with the president. Inauguration t-shirts will be g...

Rochon to answer questions at first ‘Breakfast’

Rochon to answer questions at first ‘Breakfast’

Caroline Schultheis, Staff Writer

March 19, 2019

The Student Alumni Association will host the annual Breakfast with the President April 4 at 8 a.m. in Carter Hall. The breakfast is open to all the students and faculty. This traditional breakfast will give students, staff, faculty and alumni an opportunity to have breakfast with Present Rochon and as...

Rochon talks changes to higher ed, enrollment and future

Rochon talks changes to higher ed, enrollment and future

Riley Guerzini, Managing Editor

October 30, 2018

Ron Rochon said being president has been busier than he ever anticipated. “People tell you and they kind of prepare you for the schedule, but until you get in the chair, you just don’t understand the kind of demands that are on the office of the president, so that’s been revealing as I move f...

Rochon named USI’s fourth president

Rochon named USI’s fourth president

Riley Guerzini and Noah Alatza

April 19, 2018

After a national presidential search, The Board of Trustees has voted unanimously 9-0 to approve Provost Ronald Rochon as the university's fourth president, replacing Linda Bennett.

Trustees to announce next President

Trustees to announce next President

Noah Alatza, Community Engagement Manager

April 17, 2018

The Board of Trustees will meet in a special session to approve the selection of the university's fourth president Thursday at 1 p.m. in the Griffin Center. Director of Communications John Farless told The Shield that the upcoming meeting is open to the public and media. A press conference is sche...

UE names next president, USI decision still unknown

UE names next president, USI decision still unknown

Riley Guerzini, News Editor

March 29, 2018

The University of Evansville has named Christopher Pietruszkiewicz as the university's 24th president after a formal vote by the Board of Trustees March 28 according to the university's website.

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