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Reckless driver arrested on campus

Reckless driver arrested on campus

Riley Guerzini, Editor-in-Chief

April 17, 2020

An Indianapolis man was arrested Thursday night after sheriff’s deputies pursued and caught him recklessly driving on the westside of Evansville according to the Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office. Deputies observed Steve Eugene Edwards II, 34, abruptly travel across three lanes of traffi...

Title IX desperately needs more resources

Teal ribbons line a table, available for attendees of the Sexual Assualt Awareness Prevention Month kick-off event, April 2, 2018, Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama. The teal ribbon is a national symbol of SAAP. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Alexa Culbert)

Darrian Breedlove, Opinion Editor

February 25, 2020

A chilling reality multiple college campuses across the country face are issues with sexual assault. A statistic from the United States Department of Justice reports one out of every four female students will fall victim to sexual assault before they graduate. This statistic highlights further the need for increased awareness and improved s...

New details released on future wellness center

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.  

Riley Guerzini, Editor-in-Chief

February 5, 2020

A new Wellness Center will be expected to be built with the goal of centralizing university services and making more accessible. The Wellness Center will house the University Health Center, Counseling Center, Student Wellness, Religious Life, Creative, Print Services and Public Safety. It will cos...

Sheriff’s Office partnership brings safety increase

Sheriff's Office partnership brings safety increase

Rhonda Wheeler, News Editor

February 5, 2020

When Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office finalized a partnership with the university to have deputies patrol the campus in 2018, Sheriff Dave Wedding said it would lead to a safer campus. Domestic violence dropped from five to one, dating violence from six to five and drug law violations on campu...

Students in housing need more education on fire safety

Students in housing need more education on fire safety

Josie Jeffries, Staff Writer

November 12, 2019

Some students are accident-prone no matter how hard they try to avoid it. This is especially true for students who try to cook. As students continue to be left alone with things that can kill them, more fires have been spreading throughout USI. If you cause more than one fire in an apartment, yo...

White supremacist flyers found on parking lot vehicles

White supremacist flyers found on parking lot vehicles

Riley Guerzini, Editor-in-Chief

November 12, 2019

White supremacist flyers were discovered on vehicles on a campus parking lot this afternoon, marking the second time in four months the flyers have been placed on vehicles on campus. Public Safety became aware of the flyers in the third and fourth row of Parking Lot C towards the north side this afternoon...

Public Safety App Now Available

Public Safety App Now Available

Susanna Fravell, Staff Writer

November 5, 2019

Public Safety launched their new app Rave Guardian to students, faculty, and staff. The app is free and available to be downloaded for iOS and android devices. Rave Guardian gives access to various safety features such as a “safety timer,” ability to text central dispatch, Rave Alerts, and websites and p...

Two injured after grease fire in Leslie apartment

Ambulances and Sheriff cars outside Leslie apartment Oct. 26 after a grease fire.

Rhonda Wheeler, News Editor

October 26, 2019

A grease fire broke out at the Leslie building apartments Saturday night that led to two people being burned. The Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office, Perry Township fire trucks, Public Safety vehicles and ambulances arrived at the apartment building around 6:50 p.m. A firefighter from Perry...

USI graduates saves public safety officer

USI graduates saves public safety officer

Susanna Fravell, Staff Writer

October 22, 2019

Public Safety officers are used to saving students but sometimes the rescuers need rescuing.  On Aug. 18, Staff Sergeant Tami Jaramillo Zuniga was stung by a bee that triggered a major anaphylactic reaction. The officer in distress was rushed by ambulance to Deaconess Gateway Hospital in Warrick Coun...

Annual public safety report shows decrease in rapes, increase in stalking

Annual public safety report shows decrease in rapes, increase in stalking

Rhonda Wheeler, News Editor

October 1, 2019

The university released their 2019 Annual Security and Fire Safety Report Sept. 30, showing a decrease in reported rapes and domestic violence incidents, while stalking and liquor law violations increased. The 2019 report includes information and crime statistics for the 2016, 2017 and 2018 calendar ...

Public Safety to release new safety app

Public Safety to release new safety app

Susanna Fravell, Staff Writer

October 1, 2019

We have so much technology at the tips of our fingers in today’s world. Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat and YouTube crowd our phone screens but a new app is gaining popularity. Wildfire, a safety app where users can report crimes and post warnings for their surrounding area, was created in 2015 for ...

Public Safety officers awarded new badges

USI President Ron Rochon presents Public Safety Officer Parker Roark with a new badge. The badges are a part of an overhaul of Public Safety apparel.

Riley Guerzini, Editor-in-Chief

September 7, 2019

USI Public Safety is going through some apparel changes and they’re ready to show them off around campus. Uniforms have undergone three changes: an embroidered American flag, badges for officers, sergeants and staff sergeants and a new Public Safety patch. “These badges show the professiona...

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