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Students living on-campus experience power outage

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...

Classes to go online first three weeks of spring semester

Classes to go online first three weeks of spring semester
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
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
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
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...

University moves to online classes for remainder of semester, shuts down housing

University moves to online classes for remainder of semester, shuts down housing
March 17, 2020

President Ron Rochon announced today the university will move to online-only classes for the remainder of the semester because of COVID-19. Campus, along with all other university owned property,...

USI Theatre cancels remainder of season

The cast of
March 12, 2020

The USI Theatre Department’s upcoming productions of “Eclipsed” and “Little Shop of Horrors” have been canceled. Elliot Wasserman, chair of the performing arts department, confirmed to The...

University extends spring break, moves classes online

University extends spring break, moves classes online
March 12, 2020

Spring break is extended for one week and all-in person courses will be moved to "online or alternative delivery" by March 23 due to concerns about the coronavirus the university announced today. Campus...

University announces enrollment management changes

University announces enrollment management changes
February 11, 2020

The university released details on the new structure of enrollment management Tuesday morning following the resignation of Andy Wright, former vice president for enrollment management. President Ron...

Community mourns ‘inspirational’ student, playwright

Community mourns 'inspirational' student, playwright
January 26, 2020

Andrea Morgan Dale was always excited for the next project. She planned ahead and found ways to encourage and include her peers in her projects. “She was an impeccable student,” said Maya Fein,...

A leading legacy

A leading legacy
How one man's vision inspired a community
January 16, 2020

  "Every citizen who desires an education, who is capable of attaining an education, and who is willing to achieve an education shall have the opportunity to do so." - David Rice Founding university...

Potential armed suspect in campus housing

Potential armed suspect in campus housing
December 2, 2019

Students, faculty and staff received RAVE Alerts that there was a potentially armed subject on campus on Dec. 2. At 5:25 p.m., the alert was sent out stating that the suspect was in the campus housing...

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