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Evansville West Side Walmart closed Friday after an employee was shot Thursday evening. The suspect was shot and killed by police officers at the scene. (Photo by Bryce West)

Students describe Evansville Walmart shooting – ‘Well crap, I’m going to get shot if I stay’

A student was checking out at the Evansville West Side Walmart Thursday when she heard gunshots.  “I was like, ‘well crap, I’m going to get shot if I stay,’” said Bailee Jones, sophomore...

Students work on their PHIL 201 group final project in an empty classroom on the first floor of the Liberal Arts building around 2:30 p.m. Monday. Campus experienced a power outage around 1 p.m. Monday, the first official day of finals.

Campus affected by power outage during the first day of finals

Shelby Clark, Emalee Jones, Bryce West, and Peyton Peters December 12, 2022

4:30 p.m. Update: Power was restored to campus around 4:30 p.m. Monday. University officials canceled Monday’s 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. finals around 3 p.m. after campus and surrounding area experienced...

The university has announced that customers will be permitted to purchase beer during mens and womens basketball games for a pilot program. Beer will be sold at the concession stand in the Screaming Eagles Arena. (Photo by Quinton Watt)

University to allow beer purchases in Screaming Eagles Arena

Alyssa DeWig and Ian Young November 4, 2022

The university announced a pilot program to sell beer during men’s and women’s basketball games in the Screaming Eagles Arena beginning Nov. 11. The program is in collaboration with Sodexo and will...

Members of the university Board of Trustees make a unanimous vote to transition to Division I athletics Monday.

USI to go DI

Shelby Clark, Casey Clark, and Fallon Heady February 7, 2022

  USI will apply to transition university athletics to NCAA Division I. The Board of Trustees voted unanimously Monday to transition athletics to DI.  “We are making USI history on this...

Steven Bridges, treasurer and vice president of finance administration, and Liam Collins, student member of the Board of Trustees, attend a Board of Trustees meeting on Jan. 13, 2022.

Board of Trustees will vote on Division I Feb. 7

Quinton Watt, Ian Young, Uday Lomada, and Shelby Clark January 28, 2022

The Board of Trustees will make their final decision about transitioning to NCAA Division I on Feb. 7. President Ronald Rochon announced the news at the Faculty Senate meeting Friday. “The Trustees...

Rochon announced the death of a faculty member from the Chemistry Department in an email to the campus community Friday morning.

Rochon announces death of a Chemistry Department faculty member

Shelby Clark, Editor-in-Chief December 17, 2021

Update: Chemistry Department announces the death of Jeffery Seyler, professor of chemistry and former chair of the Chemistry Department: “His Chemistry Department family at USI would like to extend our...

Nursing major Eleanor Conley climbs over a fence by the Lloyd Expressway Wednesday evening. Conley was first on the scene when a car rolled off the expressway. There were no fatalities.

Breaking News: Women’s rugby team helps rescue a mother and child in car crash

Josh Meredith, Cobi Schieferstein, and Shelby Clark November 10, 2021

A car flipped on a ramp leaving the university heading East to the Lloyd Expressway Wednesday evening around 4 p.m. There were no fatalities. Students from the women’s rugby team helped a woman and...

President Rochon released a statement Tuesday night stating there was a death on campus. There were no further details.

Rochon announces death of a student

Shelby Clark, Editor-in-Chief September 7, 2021

President Ronald Rochon emailed news about the death of a student to the university community Tuesday night.  “Although I cannot provide specific details about the circumstances of this death, it...

Distanced seats in the Screaming Eagles Arena.

The university will hold in-person commencement ceremonies for Spring 2021

Hayden Olberding, Digital Editor February 23, 2021

The university will hold in-person commencement for students graduating in the Spring 2021 semester. The university will have eight reduced-capacity commencement ceremonies. Commencement has been...

A student walks through snow and ice near university housing

Campus closed after 3 p.m.

Hayden Olberding, Digital Editor February 10, 2021

The university will be closing campus at 3 p.m. for instructional activities due to weather conditions. Snow and ice mixes are moving into the area, and the university said in a Rave Alert they will...

Students living on-campus experience power outage

Hayden Olberding, Digital Editor November 12, 2020

Students in campus housing experienced a power outage this morning. Power on the west side of Evansville went out this morning according to a Rave Alert email sent to students at 9:59 a.m. The on-campus...

The Quad and David L. Rice Library

Classes to go online first three weeks of spring semester

Rhonda Wheeler, Editor-in-Chief October 23, 2020

All classes will be online for the first three weeks of spring semester. Classes will still begin Jan. 19, but will be held virtually. There are exceptions for labs, practicums, clinicals and other...

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