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A Veterans For Peace, Palestine and American flag fly at the protest in support of Palestine Tuesday in front of the David L. Rice Library. (Photo by Peyton Peters)

Students, community members participate in protest supporting Palestine

Alyssa DeWig, Editor-in-Chief April 30, 2024

Students, faculty and community members gathered to protest in support of Palestine Tuesday from 1-3:40 p.m. outside the David L. Rice Library. A post was made to the USI 2025 private story on Snapchat...

Attendees lie on The Quad to watch the solar eclipse Monday. (Photo by Peyton Peters)

Gallery: Attendees crowd The Quad during Solarpalooza

Shield Staff April 9, 2024

Attendees gathered around The Quad Monday to watch the total solar eclipse. USI hosted Solarpalooza, a two-day event, for attendees to celebrate and view the eclipse.

Public Safety vehicles park in front of the Public Safety building. Public Safety maintains patrol vehicles across campus. (Photo by Anthony Rawley)

Students express safety concerns following vehicle break-ins on campus

Shield Staff November 1, 2023

Students and faculty have expressed concerns regarding safety on campus following recent vehicular break-ins and stolen property on campus and near housing. Sam Preston, assistant director of Public...

Vehicles park in Visitor Parking. Public Safety reported a stolen Dodge Avenger Monday morning in between Clark Lane and Schutte Road.

Car stolen near campus housing found in Posey County

Shield Staff October 30, 2023

A Dodge Avenger was stolen between Clarke Lane and Schutte Road. Sam Preston, assistant director of Public Safety, said the car was stolen between 11:30 p.m. Sunday and 8:50 a.m. Monday. “We got...

Students sit in the basement of University Center East after being evacuated during the tornado warning at 12:30 on Friday.

University evacuates people to safety locations due to Evansville tornado

Shield Staff March 3, 2023

3:20 p.m. Update: Damage reported around the Evansville community by EvansvilleWatch includes closed roads, lights down on Green River Rd. and the roof being lifted off of St. Joe Church on West St. Joseph...

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’

Bryce West, Peyton Peters, Emalee Jones, and Alyson Collins January 20, 2023

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...

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