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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...

Anna Ardelean, junior political science major, elected Student Government Association president. Ardelean ran for president uncontested.

Ardelean elected SGA president

Shelby Clark, Digital Editor April 22, 2021

Students elect a new Student Government Association president.   Anna Ardelean, a junior political science major, won the majority of ballots cast. She ran for president unopposed. Ardelean will be...

Chase DeBruyn, SGA administrative vice president of environmental protection, and Josie Ault, president of Veg Club, hand out vegetarian deserts and reusable items Monday. Sodexo provided the vegetarian cookies and brownies.

SGA launches environmental week

Shelby Clark, Digital Editor April 19, 2021

Student Government Association kicks off Environmental Week Monday honoring the annual celebration of Earth Day. SGA partnered with student organizations to bring environmental awareness to campus....

The decal displayed outside the Student Government Association located in the lower level of University Center East. Polls will be open for spring elections April 5-9

SGA begins the spring election process

Shelby Clark, Staff Writer March 25, 2021

Student Government Association is hosting spring elections for the 2021-2022 academic year.  Students can apply for SGA positions through April 4. Candidates can campaign after their application...

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.

Is parking really a problem?

A look at parking regulations and the appeals process
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...

USI to host civility event on recent racist flyers

USI to host civility event on recent racist flyers

Noah Alatza, News Editor November 13, 2018

Faculty, staff and students are invited to attend a panel discussion on ‘Valuing Civility & Maintaining a Climate of Mutual Respect,’ Wednesday at 5 p.m. in Forum 1. The conversation will center...

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...

Local dance instructor Heidi Garza leads attendees at the university’s Day of the Dead celebration in a salsa dance. The annual event featured Garza’s Latin dance lessons as a new component of the three-hour celebration in the Liberal Arts Building.

Celebrating the dead

Three student groups collaborate for Mexican holiday
Gabi Wy, Features Editor November 3, 2016

On Día de los Muertos, or the Day of the Dead, Gabriela Aguilar feels a connection to her half-sibling Ramses. The sophomore biochemistry major admired the festive display with a friend at the university’s...

SGA talks plans for 2016

Riley Guerzini, Staff writer September 1, 2016

Student Government Association discussed future events, such as a campaign against sexual assault and an event focusing on racial tensions, at its first meeting Aug. 25. SGA president Ashley Wright...

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