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A voice for students: Three vie for SGA presidency

A voice for students: Three vie for SGA presidency

Rachel Christian

March 3, 2015

For the first time in four years, more than one candidate is fighting for the Student Government Association's presidential seat. The Shield sat down with both candidates to see what their plans are for the prestigious position and how they hope to improve the USI community. Bueltel looks to establish...

Food Services focuses attention on struggling C-Store

Food Services focuses attention on struggling C-Store

Bobby Shipman

February 17, 2015

Cold pizza irritates Aaron Gottman. While hanging out with a friend last semester in one of the residence halls, Gottman said he ordered a pizza from the C-Store and was given an ETA of 30 minutes. He said they waited in the first floor lobby for about an hour. “When we finally got it, it w...

Struggling freshmen could be required to take new class

Rachel Christian

November 11, 2014

Freshman who are placed on academic probation during their first semester may have to take a new required academic progress course, if it is approved. Dean of Students Angela Batista spoke to the Student Government Association (SGA) Nov. 6, about the possible creation of an academic skills class for...

SGA to travel to Ball State for conference

Rachel Christian

November 4, 2014

USI’s Student Government Association (SGA) will travel to Ball State Saturday where they will make a bid to host the event next year’s Student Government Coalition. This is the conference’s second year and it’s an event where student government associations from around Indiana gather to share...

Counseling Center wants to add student fee, hire more counselors

Rachel Christian

April 1, 2014

The Counseling Center wants to add an activity fee to students's bills in order to help pay for services. Thomas Longwell, Counseling Center director, went before SGA March 27 to discuss the possibility of adding a $20 fee to tuition bills to help cover the hiring and salary of new counselors. “We...

17 student government reps reapply for positions

James Vaughn

March 19, 2014

CORRECTION: SGA’s Election Committee is sponsoring the Activity Programming Board’s showing of Delivery Man tonight in Forum 1 to encourage students to vote. Student Government Association ballots open Monday, but students who vote won’t have a lot of decision making to do – there are no con...

Cat plan advances: Student government supports TNR procedure

Cat plan advances: Student government supports TNR procedure

James Vaughn

February 24, 2014

The Student Government Association unanimously approved a symbolic resolution at its Feb. 20, meeting, which backs junior Audrey Maxwell's proposed TNR (trap, neuter, return) policy. Maxwell said administrators told her the change.org "Trap Neuter Return USI Feral Cat Population" petition she created and gained over 400 signatures on wasn't enough. S...

State representatives spread word about lifeline law

State representatives spread word about lifeline law

Dennis Marshall

October 29, 2013

Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller and State Senator Jim Merritt spoke on campus Oct. 23, to raise awareness for the Indiana Lifeline Law, which protects young people from criminal repercussion when they are seeking help for alcohol-related medical emergencies. The law protects young people fr...

‘Report, report, report’ emergencies: medical amnesty protects students

Shannon Hall

August 27, 2013

Unlike all of USI’s new students, Rachel Fiege never got to experience her first day of college. The 19-year-old incoming Indiana University student went to a friend’s house and fell down the stairs early Saturday between 1 and 2 a.m., which resulted in a fatal head injury. The people at the house...

SGA elections still leave seats empty

Jessie Hellmann

April 3, 2013

Student Government Association (SGA) elections, which wrapped up early Saturday morning, left 93 percent of positions open and had votes from 7 percent of the entire student population. Nine USI students ran for office and were elected, leaving 47 open positions, said newly elected SGA President Z...

Swapping your tee’s

Shannon Hall

April 3, 2013

It’s common for USI students to wear T-shirts from other universities - Purdue, Indiana, Louisville, Western Kentucky and Ball State University - due to being in close proximity to so many Big 10 schools. Student Government Association (SGA) will give students a USI shirt in exchange for their shir...

SGA elections kick off Monday

James Vaughn

March 20, 2013

Students aren’t seeing much competition in the Student Government Association (SGA) elections which start Monday. SGA’s current Executive Vice-President Brian Anslinger is going head-to-head with sophomore health administration major Travis Dickison for the only contended position. “It’s healthy t...

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