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Students walk away from the Liberal Arts Center Wednesday. Departments and staff prepare plans to increase student enrollment after an 11-year decline. (Photo by Ian Young)

USI’s colleges work to increase student enrollment numbers

Ian Young, Staff Writer November 17, 2022

The university’s colleges are working to increase student enrollment after student enrollment decreased for the 11th year in a row.  The Fall 2022 total enrollment was 7,361 students compared to...

PANAS members and PANAS Connection attendees smile for a photo at the PANAS Connection event Thursday in Carter Hall. (Photo by Anthony Rawley)

PANAS hosts event to celebrate Panama’s history

Anthony Rawley, Staff Writer November 16, 2022

The Panamanian Association hosted PANAS Connection Thursday to celebrate Panama’s National Month and to crown the 2022-2023 University East and University West Panamanian queens.  PANAS selected...

Nathan Payne, former assistant director of student activities, works in his office Sept. 13. Payne accepted a new position with McGraw Hill, an education publishing company. (Photo by Bryce West)

Nathan Payne, assistant director of student activities, leaves USI

Bryce West, Staff Writer November 16, 2022

Nathan Payne, former assistant director of student activities, left his position Friday. Payne has worked at the university for the past four years and served as the adviser to Greek Life and the Activities...

Art Club members smile on their trip to Cincinnati Saturday. The Art Club takes an annual trip in the fall semester. This was their first trip to Cincinnati. (Photo courtesy of Jade Young)

Art Club travels to Cincinnati for annual trip

Bryce West, Staff Writer November 9, 2022

The Art Club visited Cincinnati, Ohio for their annual fall trip from Friday until Sunday. This was the Art Club’s first trip to Cincinnati.  Gregory Blair, Art Club faculty adviser, said Art Club...

The first free menstrual product dispenser hangs on the wall in the womens bathroom on the first floor of the Health Professions Center. The Student Government Association will be implementing other free menstrual product dispensers on campus. (Photo by Alyssa DeWig)

SGA implements first free menstrual product dispenser on campus

Alyssa DeWig, News Editor November 8, 2022

The Student Government Association began the process of placing free menstrual product dispensers in women’s restrooms across campus in late October. The first dispenser was placed on the first floor...

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...

Jade Smith, freshman nursing major, works on her laptop in one of the group study rooms on the second floor of the David L. Rice Library around 4 p.m. Thursday.

USI, surrounding area experience power outage Thursday

Shield Staff November 3, 2022

8:15 p.m. update: Power was restored around 8 p.m. to USI's campus including student housing. 7:00 p.m. update: USI buildings continue to be without power. Midwest CenterPoint Energy updated their...

Students voice their opinions on the upcoming Indiana 2022 midterm elections. (Graphic by Maliah White)

Students prepare for the 2022 midterm elections

Bryce West, Staff Writer November 2, 2022

Students will decide if they are going to participate in voting for Indiana’s 2022 midterm elections which begin Nov. 8.  Registered Indiana voters are able to vote early in person until Nov. 7 at...

Students attend a Write Together meeting in Lab A of the David L. Rice Library Tuesday. The Write Together meetings were created for students to write an entire novel by the end of November for National Novel Writing Month. (Photo by Alyssa DeWig)

Students celebrate National Novel Writing Month through Write Togethers

Alyssa DeWig, Staff Writer November 2, 2022

Students attended the first Write Togethers meeting of the 2022-2023 academic year in Lab A of the David L. Rice Library Tuesday.  The Write Togethers will take place weekly throughout November, National...

Cecily Cardew (Madalyn Cottrell) convinces her governess Miss Prism (Via Wagner) to spend time with Reverend Chasuble (Jason Pintar). “The Importance of Being Earnest: A trivial comedy for serious people” is the last USI Theatre show Elliot Wasserman directed before retiring. (Photo courtesy of USI Media)

USI Theatre faces staff changes as long-time department chair retires

Bryce West, Staff Writer October 26, 2022

USI Theatre will undergo staff changes following the retirement of Elliot Wasserman, chair of the Performing Arts Department, this fall semester. Paul Weimer, associate professor of theatre, will take...

Students greet various organizations on The Quad during PrideFest Friday. (Photo by Alyssa DeWig)

Center for Campus Life presents first campus Pridefest

Alyssa DeWig, News Editor October 26, 2022

A crowd of students hovered on The Quad and could be seen from the University Center. Colorful trees with red and orange leaves framed the scene. Rainbow stickers and pride flags were distributed amongst...

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