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Hammat chosen as next Dean of Students

Hammat chosen as next Dean of Students

Riley Guerzini, Managing Editor

March 12, 2019


Filed under News

Vice President for Student Affairs Marcia Kiessling announced the appointment of Jennifer Hammat as the university’s next dean of students following a national search. Hammat currently serves as university Title IX coordinator for the Compliance, Diversity, and Ethics Office at George Mason U...

Website asks users to rate female students on attractiveness

Website asks users to rate female students on attractiveness

Riley Guerzini and Megan Thorne, Managing Editor, Editor-in-Chief

March 8, 2019


Filed under News

When a friend told Alexis Reeder her photo was on a website that was rating female students on their attractiveness she was shocked and confused. “I immediately went to the website to find many pictures of girls I didn’t even know and then I became angry and I just kept thinking, ‘why would an...

Multiple alleged sexual assaults reported in campus housing

Multiple alleged sexual assaults reported in campus housing

Megan Thorne and Bowman Clark

February 15, 2019


Filed under Breaking News, News

A student was removed and banned from campus last week pending a Title IX investigation after multiple allegations of sexual assault. The university announced they had become aware of multiple alleged sexual assaults that occurred in housing over the past week, in a Rave Alert sent at 5:17 p.m. Frida...

College Democrats sit out Women’s March after anti-Semitic comments

College Democrats sit out Women’s March after anti-Semitic comments

Riley Guerzini, Managing Editor

January 18, 2019


Filed under News

The USI College Democrats withdrew from the Saturday’s Women’s March in Evansville due to anti-Semitic comments made by leaders of Women’s March Inc., one of the organizations that grew out of the original march two years ago. The Democratic National Committee also rejected the march along ...

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...

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