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Health Professions Center upgraded to meet accreditation standards

Health Professions Center upgraded to meet accreditation standards

Noah Alatza, News Editor

January 15, 2019


Filed under News, News Briefs

After spring break, students will soon be able to enjoy newer amenities on the third floor of the Health Professions Center. “What we identified is that there are some programs that really needed additional space,” Ann White, dean of the College of Nursing and Health Professions said. The th...

University unaffected by government shutdown

University unaffected by government shutdown

Noah Alatza, News Editor

January 13, 2019


Filed under News, News Briefs

The United States government shutdown, now the longest federal closure in history, has left the university relatively unaffected. Director of University Communications John Farless said at this point in the closure, USI “has seen no negative repercussions from the government shut down.” Th...

USI, St. Vincent’s to partner for autism conference

USI, St. Vincent’s to partner for autism conference

Noah Alatza, News Editor

October 12, 2018


Filed under News, News Briefs

St.Vincent Hospital and the university will collaborate to host the fourth annual autism spectrum disorder conference. 1997 alumna Tangela Floyd, who now serves as the director of public relations for St. Vincent Indiana, said the conference hits close to home. Her 19-year-old son is on the autis...

USI holds major, minor fair

USI holds major, minor fair

Abby Sink, Staff Writer

October 3, 2018


Filed under News Briefs

USI will hold the Exploring Majors and Minors fair on Wednesday, Oct 10. Students will be able to discover information about departments and the possible careers that go along with majors of interest. The fair will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in Carter Hall....

Added authorization coming to myUSI portal

Added authorization coming to myUSI portal

Noah Alatza, News Editor

September 25, 2018


Filed under News

It may soon become more difficult for hackers to gain access to students emails. A multifactor or dual factor authorization process is being developed for the university's myUSI login portal, but could be years out. “That’s a process where when you go to log on it will probably trigger your pho...

Man arrested for USI parking lot explicit messages

Man arrested for USI parking lot explicit messages

Noah Alatza, News Editor

September 20, 2018


Filed under Breaking News, News

A Newburgh man has been arrested for allegedly writing sexually explicit messages on vehicles belonging to female students on the university’s campus. The Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s office obtained an arrest warrant and took Aaron Douglas Otto, 31, into custody as he was leaving his home in Newburg...

Melodramatic Megans: The Welcome Center fails to welcome

Melodramatic Megans: The Welcome Center fails to welcome

Megan Miller and Megan Thorne

September 17, 2018


Filed under Opinion

It was 2016, the sun was shining and there was a beautiful spacious area outside the Performance Center. It was filled with trees, squirrels and benches where we used to spend the days relaxing and drinking smoothies. And now, there is a giant slab of concrete and no more squirrels or smoothies. I...

Multicultural Center assistant director to challenge longtime city councilwoman

Multicultural Center assistant director to challenge longtime city councilwoman

Noah Alatza, News Editor

September 10, 2018


Filed under News, News Briefs

D'Angelo S. Taylor said he has always felt like the underdog. Taylor, the assistant director of the university's multicultural center has announced he is running for the 2nd Ward seat on the Evansville City Council. Taylor will challenge well-known long-time city councilwoman Missy Mosby in the Dem...

Parkway development still ‘premature’

Parkway development still ‘premature’

Noah Alatza, News Editor

September 4, 2018


Filed under News

The developer of a 200-acre project along the western side of University Parkway said plans for his development are still premature. Developer Gene Pfeiffer said he plans on expanding his commercial properties and housing to the north of the Lloyd Expressway, west of University Parkway but those pl...

Westbound Lloyd Expressway condensed to one lane

Westbound Lloyd Expressway condensed to one lane

Riley Guerzini, Community Engagement Manager

September 4, 2018


Filed under News Briefs

The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) has resumed work on sections of westbound Lloyd Expressway near the USI campus, restricting traffic to one lane at times for commuters traveling westbound approaching the overpass of University Parkway. INDOT is currently partnering with the Evansville Metrop...

No classes for assessment day

No classes for assessment day

Noah Alatza, News Editor

September 4, 2018


Filed under News Briefs

Tuesday, Sept. 11 is assessment day for freshman, seniors and new transfer students. There will be no classes for the rest of the student body. Assessment day results are used in the accreditation process for the university. Faculty members may use the results to make curriculum changes. Students s...

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