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Big Man on Campus: Q&A with Zach Thomas

Zane Clodfelter

May 1, 2013


Filed under Sports

After being away from the game of golf his first year on campus, redshirt sophomore Zach Thomas wanted to get back into the game, and an opportunity to do just that was given by Eagles Head Coach Jim Cheaney. Since joining the USI golf team, Thomas has been a valuable contributor to the Eagles’ su...

Baseball team sweeps McKendree, have ‘consistent success’

Zane Clodfelter

May 1, 2013


Filed under Sports

Senior third baseman Reece Rounder has experienced the highs and lows that the game of baseball provides throughout his collegiate career as an Eagle. “I was on the 2010 team and it couldn’t have gotten much better - we went all the way,” Rounder said. “We had a phenomenal run, winning the n...

USI students turned Otterbelles

Jessica Stallings

May 1, 2013


Filed under Sports

Evansville Otters Baseball team will start their season soon and local Otterbelles are getting prepared. Otterbelles are a promotional dance team for the Otters formed in 2003. Jordan Haley, captain of the Otterbelles and junior pre-med/biology major, said the Otterbelles do all kinds of things fo...

Think of the future: spoil your kids

Shannon Hall

May 1, 2013


Filed under Opinion

While many students have to take out loans, I don’t. My parents pay for my tuition. I know - I’m a spoiled-rotten child. While at college, I’ve come to realize that I owe my parents a great deal: my car, my tuition, my life. Yes, I’m spoiled - and I acknowledge it. But they also made me rea...

News Flash: ‘I don’t care it’s my last day’

Jimmy Pyles

May 1, 2013


Filed under Opinion

Editor’s note: What follows is a tribute to Delta Gamma’s Rebecca Martinson, who wrote a widely-publicized, offensive email to her sorority sisters about their shortcomings as a chapter. If you are reading this then tie yourself down to whatever chair you’re sitting in because this opinion is goi...

All for all, one for one

Jake Tapley

May 1, 2013


Filed under Opinion

A recent campaign has sparked a sense of pride in some Evansville residents, but I’m not sure why. “We Are Evansville,” which has been largely driven by social media, seeks to prove to the citizens of Evansville that their city is a great place to live and, in fact, not “the 8th most miserable...

First-generation senior passionate about advocacy

Bobby Shipman

May 1, 2013


Filed under News

Editor's note:  Hilton was part of Alpha Kappa Psi, which is a business fraternity open to all majors.  Ashley Hilton is passionate. “That is one word that describes me, and it is passion that has gotten me this far,” said Hilton, USI’s 2013 President’s Medal recipient. Hilton is a first-g...

Tara Frank named assistant dean of students

James Vaughn

May 1, 2013


Filed under News

The university has hired Tara Frank as the assistant dean of students, in effect July 1. Frank is currently completing her doctorate degree in higher education at Virginia Tech. She visited the university April 10 to interview for the position. A large committee of university representatives and tw...

Eagles heading to Sweet 16

Zane Clodfelter

May 1, 2013


Filed under News

The USI men’s tennis program has won six GLVC championships, including a title this season, but never before had the program reached the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament. No. 40 USI (17-4) made history as the program’s first to make it to the Sweet 16 with a 5-0 win over No. 34 Ferris State (16-...

Bill could give undocumented students out-of-state tuition

Jessie Hellmann

May 1, 2013


Filed under News

A bill that passed through the house and senate and is currently awaiting Governor Pence’s signature could make undocumented students enrolled before July 1, 2011 eligible for in-state tuition. Undocumented students currently have had to pay out-of-state tuition to attend any Indiana-public four-year ...

Stambush offers News and Info ‘extensive world view’

James Vaughn

May 1, 2013


Filed under News

When the factory Connie Stambush worked for relocated in 1992, something told her to quit, so she did. “I flipped a coin, bought a backpack, a one-way ticket and landed in Germany,” she said. “I wanted to live overseas and see what it was like to be an outsider. I think that’s important for ...

Award-winning professor of dental hygiene to retire

Jessica Stallings

May 1, 2013


Filed under News

Phyllis Maddox, assistant professor of dental hygiene, retires at the end of the spring semester and was the recipient of the 2013 Sydney L. Sadelle Berger Faculty Community Service Award. This award was established in 1996 by Charles L. and Leslie Berger in honor of their parents and recognizes a USI ...

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