The Shield

Where are the cats? University slams TNR idea after cats go missing

James Vaughn

April 28, 2014

After months of strenuous efforts to get the university to implement a  Trap, Neuter and Return (TNR) policy for the feral cats on campus, administration brought down the gavel on Audrey Maxwell. No. TNR is a method of trapping feral cats, spaying or neutering them and returning them to the environment...

Man responsible for university’s growth to retire

Paola Marizan

April 27, 2014

The most challenging task Stephen Helfrich endured during his 36 years at USI wasn’t a construction project, but a fire in the Science Center in 1998. Electrical cables caught fire in the utility tunnel and smoke filled the building. “The biggest challenge was to get the Science Center clean...

Conference Center to boast unique look, location

Conference Center to boast unique look, location

Jessica Stallings

November 19, 2013

The west side of Reflection Lake will soon be home to a 13,800-square-foot Conference Center and an 80 to 90 car parking lot. A private donor paid for the $5 million facility. “We're calling it the Conference Center,” said Stephen Helfrich, director of facility operations and planning. “Maybe...

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