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SGA-sponsored week combats crime, drunk driving

SGA-sponsored week combats crime, drunk driving

Riley Guerzini, Editor-in-Chief

October 19, 2019

This year’s Alcohol Awareness Week came with a little twist.  The annual educational week hosted by SGA  combined with Crime Prevention week, which usually occurs in the spring. Associate Vice President of University Affairs Amaka Atuegbu said both events are focused on safety so the student gove...

Enrollment VP: University needs all hands on deck to compete in ‘difficult market’

Enrollment VP: University needs all hands on deck to compete in ‘difficult market’

Riley Guerzini, Editor-in-Chief

October 11, 2019

University officials are looking for answers after enrollment numbers fell for the eighth consecutive year this fall, marking a changing environment in higher education. Total enrollment at the university, which includes undergraduate and graduate students, dropped to 8,690 students. Enrollment has falle...

SGA approves letter supporting new graduation policy

SGA approves letter supporting new graduation policy

Riley Guerzini, Editor-in-Chief

October 4, 2019

The SGA General Assembly voted unanimously to approve a letter supporting the ability for students to walk twice at graduation if they are receiving two degrees at their meeting Oct. 3. “Students that are earning two degrees work so hard,” SGA President Kelsey McCullogh said. “It’s not fa...

Administration approves new housing policy

Administration approves new housing policy

Megan Thorne, Managing Editor

September 3, 2019

Rebeka Mercker and other members of the Student Housing Association waited anxiously over the summer to hear if the change in the visitation policy would be passed.  The policy change, allowing students to have members of the opposite sex stay the night on campus went into effect Aug. 1.  ...

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...

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...

SGA approves resolution of support for change in housing policy

SGA approves resolution of support for change in housing policy

Riley Guerzini, Managing Editor

February 14, 2019

The Student Government Association General Assembly voted to approve a resolution of support for the Student Housing Association’s (SHA) proposal for a change in the overnight visitation policy at their regularly scheduled meeting Thursday. SGA Attorney General Sarah Seward-Genung said the proposal was o...

Is parking really a problem?

Is parking really a problem?

Riley Guerzini, Managing Editor

December 4, 2018

Parking tickets distributed by public safety officers can be a hassle. The citations also come with a chance for students to submit an appeal through EagleSync via the myUSI portal if they believe their ticket was unjustified. The appeals are taken to the University Court, made up of the Chief Justice and fou...

SGA kicks off Alcohol Awareness Week

SGA kicks off Alcohol Awareness Week

Noah Alatza, Special to The Shield

October 22, 2018

Alcohol Awareness week, hosted in conjunction with the Student Government Association, kicked off Monday. According to a study from the U.S. National Library of Medicine and National Institutes of Health, approximately one in every 10 university students had problematic alcohol use and 4.6% of s...

New SGA position tackles environmental issues

New SGA position tackles environmental issues

Noah Alatza, News Editor

September 18, 2018

A new position for the Student Government Association was created at the organization’s meeting on Thursday. Sophomore communications major and Spanish and pre-law minor Jasmine Myers was appointed by the General Assembly to serve as the new administrative vice president of environmental protec...

Roembke named SGA Chief Justice

Roembke named SGA Chief Justice

Riley Guerzini, Community Engagement Manager

September 6, 2018

Note: Keegan Roembke is an opinion writer for The Shield. The SGA general assembly voted to appoint senior economics and international studies major Keegan Roembke as the new Chief Justice at their regularly scheduled meeting Thursday. Roembke, who formerly served as Chief Financial Officer and Co...

Guest Column: McFarland’s letter to USI

Guest Column: McFarland’s letter to USI

Trevion McFarland, Special to The Shield

April 26, 2018

When I came to the University of Southern Indiana (USI) in 2016 from my home in Northern Indiana, I felt this sense of “home” on campus. I met amazing people who were helpful and nothing but kind. I decided to make USI my home because of the overwhelming feeling of love, passion, and kindness. For the pa...

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