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Catherine Champagne, assistant program director for Student Wellness at USI, explains the concept of the documentary Shattered Dreams: Sex Trafficking in America. The documentary was shown Tuesday at the Mitchell Auditorium in the Health Professions Center to promote National Human Trafficking Prevention Month. (Photo by Alyson Collins)

Indiana organizations host documentary on campus to promote human trafficking awareness

Alyson Collins and Ian Young January 25, 2023

The Southwest Indiana Regional Coalition Against Trafficking and the Indiana Trafficking Victims Assistance Program hosted an event Tuesday featuring a documentary and a question panel to raise awareness...

USI Theatre students and faculty members smile with their These Shining Lives posters. USI Theatre was one of four schools in the area to present a play at the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival. The festival took place from Jan. 11-15. (Photo courtesy of Paul Weimer and Shan Jensen)

USI Theatre presents “These Shining Lives” at American College Theatre Festival

Bryce West, Assistant News Editor January 25, 2023

The USI Theatre department was selected to present its most recent show, “These Shining Lives,” at the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival (KCATF) in Flint, Michigan. The festival took...

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...

Attendees design personal tote bags Thursday at the Gamma Phi Omega International Sorority, Inc. informational meeting in the Traditions Lounge. (Photo by Anthony Rawley)

Evansville community sorority shares organization goals and designs tote bags

Anthony Rawley, Staff Writer January 18, 2023

The Gamma Phi Omega International Sorority, Inc. hosted a meeting Thursday in the Traditions Lounge, informing attendees of the organization’s goals and providing tote bags to design.  According...

Provost Mohammed Khayum announces retirement at professional development day on Jan. 4 at the Screaming Eagles Arena. Khayums retirement will begin Jan. 1, 2024. (Photo courtesy of Elizabeth Randolph)

Provost Khayum announces retirement

Ian Young, Staff Writer January 18, 2023

Provost Mohammed Khayum announced Jan. 3 his plans to retire Jan. 1, 2024. Khayum has worked at the university for 32 years and has worked as a provost for the past four years. Khayum said retirement...

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...

Patriotic Souls performs at the Lighting a Tradition Reimagined event in University Center East Friday. (Photo by Bryce West)

Lighting a Tradition Reimagined event returns with no lighting tradition

Bryce West, Staff Writer December 7, 2022

USI Alumni Association held its Lighting a Tradition Reimagined event Friday in University Center East. The annual Lighting a Tradition event where trees across The Quad were lit with Christmas lights...

Housing and Residence Life plans to initiate an animal-friendly policy for the 2023-2024 academic year. (Graphic by Maliah White)

Housing and Residence Life to initiate animal-friendly policy for 2023-2024 academic year

Ian Young, Staff Writer November 30, 2022

Housing and Residence Life is drafting a proposal for a pet-friendly policy for residence halls and student apartments in the 2023-24 academic school year. Housing and Residence Life emailed a survey to...

(Left to right) Frances OConnell (Rayn Miller), Pearl Paine (Avery Yates), a radio announcer (Noah Harrison) and Charlotte Purcell (Haley Boyd) strike a pose during a scene in These Shining Lives. (Photo courtesy of USI Media)

USI Theatre presents student-directed show, “These Shining Lives”

Bryce West, Staff Writer November 30, 2022

The USI Theatre department released their student-directed production, “These Shining Lives,” Nov. 17-20. The play was directed by Amelia Schmitz, senior theatre performance major. Around 40 students...

Students and faculty gather for Germany Culture Night in David L. Rice Library room 0017. The audience watched a presentation and heard two international students speak at the event. (Photo by Alyson Collins)

Center for International Programs hosts Germany Culture Night

Alyson Collins , Staff Writer November 29, 2022

The Center for International Programs hosted Germany Culture Night Nov. 16 in the David L. Rice Library. The event included a presentation describing the history of Germany and featured two exchange...

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