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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 8, 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...

Petition turns into protest

Petition turns into protest

Nik Cunningham, Publications Editor October 14, 2020

There are two protests going on on-campus tomorrow: one from Julia Ennis, creator of the change.org petition, and one on the Quad. Julia Ennis, a senior communications major, posted an update on the...

TKE under quarantine

TKE under quarantine

Rhonda Wheeler, Editor-in-Chief September 17, 2020

Tau Kappa Epsilon (TKE) is currently under quarantine.  On Friday, the university sent out an email to the campus the community about several positive COVID-19 cases in one organization, now confirmed...

Public Safety reports rape in crime log

Public Safety reports rape in crime log

Hayden Olberding, Digital Editor September 3, 2020

Public Safety reported a sexual offense as a rape on campus Saturday.  The Public Safety public crime log reported a sex offense as rape at 12:33 a.m. on Saturday.  The Clery Act requires Public...

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