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University founder, first president dead at age 90

University founder, first president dead at age 90

Riley Guerzini, Editor-in-Chief

January 16, 2020

University founder David L. Rice died at his residence in York, Pennsylvania last night, the university announced this morning. Rice was appointed as the first dean of Indiana State University - Evansville in 1967 before being named president in 1971. Rice was an integral part of the university gaining its independence from Indiana State and b...

What we’ve missed while on break

What we’ve missed while on break

Nik Cunningham, Sports Editor

January 14, 2020

Dec. 15 The men’s basketball team defeated the Lincoln Lynxes by 20 points, 81-61. Junior Forward Emmanuel Little compiled a double-double with 18 points and 15 rebounds. Senior Guard Darnell Butleradded another 18 points, shooting 5-8 on three-pointers.  Little was named the GLVC Player of the We...

Basketball player arrested for drunk driving

Basketball player arrested for drunk driving

Nik Cunningham and Riley Guerzini

December 4, 2019

Junior Forward Justin Carpenter was arrested and booked into the Vanderburgh County Jail Sunday morning and is facing DUI charges according to the Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Department. He has since been released on a $250 bond.  "University of Southern Indiana and USI Athletics take thes...

Crime Log 11/19-12/2

Crime Log 11/19-12/2

Susanna Fravell, Writer

December 2, 2019

11/19 6:55 p.m.- Injury Report/Screaming Eagles Arena 10:23 p.m.- Fire Alarm/McDonald East Apartments 11:13 p.m.- Welfare Check/McDonald West Apartments 11/20 12:03 a.m.- Fire-Odor Investigation/Governors Hall 8:40 a.m.- Incident Report/Public Safety Office 9:45 a.m.- Incident Report/McDonald...

Former student dies after 14-month battle with cancer

Former student dies after 14-month battle with cancer

Riley Guerzini, Editor-in-Chief

November 26, 2019

Former USI student Macy Simmons, 23, died Nov. 25 after a 14-month battle with osteosarcoma, a rare form of cancer that produces immature bone. Simmons was surrounded by her family at Lucy Smith King Center Care Center in Henderson, Kentucky when she passed according to her obituary. She graduated from Union Coun...

USI discontinues New Harmony Theatre program

USI discontinues New Harmony Theatre program

Riley Guerzini, Editor-in-Chief

November 26, 2019

The university is ending the New Harmony Theatre program after 32 years.  A statement from the university said dwindling audiences and reduced charitable giving has put the program in a deficit. Attempts to turn the program around has been unsuccessful according to the university.  A...

“Lighting a Tradition” to mark start of holiday season

“Lighting a Tradition” to mark start of holiday season

Susanna Fravell, Staff Writer

November 12, 2019

The Student Alumni Association will host their annual “Lighting a Tradition” on the quad Nov. 25 from 6 to 8 p.m.  The event will feature holiday caroling, horse and carriage rides, train rides around the quad, photos with Santa, karaoke, hot chocolate and cookies. Donations of hats and scarv...

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