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Taegan Garner, junior political science and sociology major, smiles after she was sworn in as SGA President for 2022-2023 at the SGA General Assembly meeting on Thursday.

SGA inaugurates Garner as SGA president

Shelby Clark and Clare Girten April 25, 2022

Student Government Association inaugurated a new president, executive board and general assembly for the 2022-2023 academic year Thursday evening. The inauguration was held in Forum III.  Tegan...

Erika Uebelhor, SGA attorney general, reads the resolution to create a equity, diversity, and inclusion administrative vice president position to the General Assembly for approval March 3. in Carter Hall The General Assembly unanimously approved the resolution March 3.

SGA forms EDI position, committee

Alyssa DeWig, Staff Writer April 2, 2022

Student Government Association created an Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion administrative vice president (AVP) position and committee for the 2022-2023 academic year. Anna Ardelean, president of SGA, signed...

(Left to right) Curt Gilstrap, Steve Wozniak, Connie Romain and Ronald Romain stand together Wednesday night in Screaming Eagles Arena before Wozniak signed Apple memorabilia. The products signed by Wozniak where donated to the USI Foundation.

Steve Wozniak, co-founder of Apple, speaks on campus

Ian Young and Shelby Clark March 31, 2022

Amidst storm sirens and severe thunderstorm warnings students, faculty and the Evansville community gather in the Screaming Eagles Arena Wednesday night to listen to Steve Wozniak, the co-founder of...

Students with menstrual cycles can purchase hygiene products for 50 centers in quarters in most bathrooms on campus. Student organizations are pushing for them to be free.

Student organizations support women resources

Sydney Lawson, Lifestyle Editor March 23, 2022

Student organizations express a need for more free resources available to women. One issue brought to the attention of Student Government Association is the few period products accessible to women on...

Student Government Association General Assembly members vote to continue the discussion on SGA freshman representative position Jan. 13. SGA voted in the new SGA freshman representative position on Jan. 20.

SGA adds freshman representative to the General Assembly

Fallon Heady, Staff Writer February 3, 2022

The Student Government Association passed a resolution implementing five voting freshman student representative positions into the SGA General Assembly.  The resolution was introduced to the assembly...

Anna Ardelean, Student Government Association president, hands a KN95 mask and COVID-19 information to Christian Holman, a senior sociology major, Thursday in the University Center West. SGA has been distributing COVID-19 masks in University Center West Wednesday and Thursday.

KN95 masks distributed on campus amidst second week of record breaking COVID-19 cases

Sydney Lawson, Lifestyle Editor January 27, 2022

For the second week in a row, university positive cases of COVID-19 have dramatically increased. Multiple university departments and organizations are working together to distribute KN95 masks on campus...

Jon Mark Hall co-chair of the Division I Exploratory Committee, speaks about the Division I Exploratory Committee at the SGA Public Forum Thursday. Nick LaRowe and Jon Mark Hall as co-chairs of the Division I Exploratory Committee updated the SGA and audience on the Division I feasibility study.

Division I Exploratory Committee finishing Division I feasibility study

Ian Young and Shelby Clark December 6, 2021

The Division I Exploratory Committee met for the final time Friday morning and are currently in the process of finishing their report that will be presented to the Board of Trustees Jan. 13, 2022. The...

Anna Ardelean, president of Student Government Association, signs a resolution regarding the campus busing situation Monday. Erika Uebelhor (back left) wrote the letter of support and Haviland Wyant (back right) was the second signature on the resolution Monday.

SGA signs letter of support for on-campus bus solutions

Shelby Clark, Editor-in-Chief December 2, 2021

Student Government Association signed a letter of support on Monday asking Public Safety, the Dean of Students Office and all related university organizations to fix the bus and parking situation during...

Tyler Hagen in the David and Betty Rice Plaza, Spring 2019. He was known as a generous and sweet friend to students and faculty.

University mourns recent loss of life

Shelby Clark, Editor-in-Chief September 10, 2021

Students, faculty and staff are mourning the loss of their own this week.  Tyler Hagen, senior biology student, died on campus Tuesday night.  Hagen, 22, of Plainfield, Indiana, died from suicide,...

Letter to the Editor: The Problem with SGA

Trent Thompson May 5, 2021

I recently spoke with The Shield about being unjustly disqualified from running for the position of the SGA President. While the article written touches upon the story somewhat, it leaves a decent amount...

Letter to the Editor: RE: Student says he was unjustly disqualified from SGA presidency

Mark Murry May 5, 2021

I hope that Thompson can find some recourse in the actions of the SGA election committee. The bylaws is literally the law of how to run an organization and precedent competing with those bylaws does not...

The Student Government Association held their elections April 12. SGA inaugurated the new, uncontested president April 22.

Student says he was unjustly disqualified from SGA presidency

Hayden Olberding, Editor-in-Chief April 27, 2021

A student said he was unjustly disqualified from running for Student Government Association presidency. The association’s officials disagree, saying he didn’t meet the requirements for the office. Trent...

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