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‘Inspirational’ student, playwright dies

‘Inspirational’ student, playwright dies

Riley Guerzini and Rhonda Wheeler

January 26, 2020

Andrea Morgan Dale, a senior philosophy and theatre major, died early Sunday morning at the age of 23 according to multiple Facebook posts from friends and family. Dale was highly involved in the theatre program at USI and in the Evansville community, even writing a play, 'The Philosophy of Lov...

New academic calendar receives mixed reviews

New academic calendar receives mixed reviews

Rhonda Wheeler, News Editor

January 14, 2020

The new academic calendar is out and students have mixed feelings about it. “They did it this way so seniors don’t have to come back after graduation,” senior public relations and advertising major Susannah Jackson wrote on her Facebook status. “As a senior, I would have loved this to ...

Investigation underway after USI student shot at house party

Investigation underway after USI student shot at house party

Rhonda Wheeler, News Editor

November 18, 2019

A USI student was shot and wounded in the hip area Sunday morning at a house party on 101 S. Roesner Road according to the Vanderburgh County Sheriff's Office. Sheriff Office deputies were called to the scene of a reported shots fired at approximately 1:51 a.m. according to a press release from the...

Trump signs order eliminating student loan debt for disabled veterans

Trump signs order eliminating student loan debt for disabled veterans

Riley Guerzini, Editor-in-Chief

August 21, 2019

President Donald Trump signed a memorandum Wednesday eliminating student loan debt for about 25,000 disabled veterans, according to the Louisville Courier-Journal. Trump vowed to forgive all of the average $30,000 in student loan debt for disabled veterans. Only about half of the 50,000 disabled veterans wh...

USI freshman dies in car accident Sunday

Shannon Hall

October 1, 2013

Brandon Wagler, a freshman accounting and professional services major, died in a car accident at 9:03 a.m. Sunday  in Daviess County, Ind. According to the accident report, the 18-year-old was heading northbound on County Road 1200 East when he passed another vehicle. While passing the vehicle, he...

Student Development Office gains new staff

Ariana Beedie

September 3, 2013

This semester brings changes to the Student Development Office with a new programming adviser and graduate student. Jenny Wittstock is taking the place of Kathy Jones as senior programming adviser. A Columbus, OH native, Wittstock has worked with student activities since she was an undergraduate...

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