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New UE president visits campus, looks forward

May 10, 2018

The incoming president of UE paid a visit to the campus, less than two months before he takes office.

The University of Evansville’s Board of Trustees chose Christopher Pietruszkiewicz -- pronounced "pet-ruh-SKEV-ich" -- as its new president in March.

He met with members of the news media Wednesday, saying his first goal is to listen…

EVSC superintendent upbeat

May 10, 2018

The head of Evansville’s public schools delivered an upbeat assessment of the EVSC.

Superintendent David Smith touted rising enrollment, student success stories, and outstanding teachers during his State of Our Schools address.

Smith showed Evansville Rotarians a chart that indicated local students who stay in the EVSC do better than their peers across the state…

"As you can see, the longer we have the students the better their performance. There is no other district that can say that."

Two Main Street- Erin Gibson

May 10, 2018
Steve Burger / WNIN

Evansville's Mesker Park Zoo and Botanic Garden has had two elephants in its collection over the years- Kay and Bunny. While we know what happened to Bunny, there is a mystery about the zoo's first elephant. USI journalism instructor Erin Gibson has solved the mystery in a documentary film.

¿QPM? Cinco de Mayo in Liberal, Kansas.

May 9, 2018
Paola Marizán

 

Non-Latinos are not the only ones confused about why Cinco de Mayo is celebrated. I’m from the Dominican Republic, and I have to admit that I didn’t know for a long time that this celebration was not the Mexican Independence Day I was misled by the celebraciones en Estados Unidos about este festejo.

Tuesday is Primary Election Day in Indiana

May 7, 2018

Polls are open from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday for the Indiana Primary Election. 

In Vanderburgh County, registered voters can choose from 22 vote centers to cast ballots.

The biggest contested races are on the Republican ballot, where Mike Duckworth, Steve Hammer, and Vernon Stevens and are vying for the county commission seat Bruce Ungethiem is vacating for a run at the Statehouse.

Democrats have not offered a candidate for the commission seat.

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