The Shield

Advertising policies

Ad space reservation deadline

Advertising space in the monthly print edition of The Shield must be reserved by noon two Weds. preceding publication.

Advertising space for must be reserved two weeks in advance.

Artwork specs and deadlines

All client-provided ads must be designed using the exact sizes provided in the rate card.

  • Print ads should be submitted as PDFs in 300 dpi and CMYK.
  • Online ads should be submitted as JPGs in 72 dpi and RGB.

Print ads are due by noon the Weds. preceding publication.

Any changes to an ad after the artwork deadline will incur a $5 charge.

Ad approval

All advertising copy is subject to review by The Shield Editorial Board.

Billing and Payment


All payments are processed through the University of Southern Indiana accounting department. The Shield ensures the preparation of invoices and tearsheets in a timely manner. Invoices and tear sheets will be mailed by the 15th day of each month.

Invoices are due and payable upon receipt.

Pre-payment is encouraged but not required.

Pay by credit card

Visit The Shield’s Online Payment Center. (You will be redirected to another website maintained by the University of Southern Indiana Business Office.)

Pay by check

Make checks payable to The Shield. Include invoice numbers on check stubs.

Mail to: University of Southern Indiana, c/o Cashier’s Office, 8600 University Blvd., Evansville, IN  47712

Billing questions

Direct questions or requests regarding your billing, including requests for electronic tearsheets and invoices, to our business manager at [email protected].

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