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The panel guests exit the arena at the end of the School of Graduate Studies ceremony Friday in the Screaming Eagles Arena.

Gallery: Spring 2024 commencement

Nico Armeanu, Staff Photographer May 5, 2024

The University of Southern Indiana’s Spring 2024 Commencement ceremonies occurred Friday and Saturday in the Screaming Eagles Arena. The ceremony for the School of Graduate Studies was held on Friday....

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...

Audience members cheer at the SpringFest concert Friday in the Screaming Eagles Arena.

Gallery: Christine Elise, Kuf Knotz, Paul Russell perform at SpringFest 2024

Alex Mendoza, Staff Writer April 24, 2024

Christine Elise, Kuf Knotz and Paul Russell performed for SpringFest 2024 Friday in the Screaming Eagles Arena. Doors opened at 6 p.m., the first artists performed at 7 p.m. and headliner Paul Russell...

USIs first Archie the Eagle mascot stands on display beside the first ISUE mascot March 12 in the David L. Rice Library.

Archibald T. Eagle: Flying back to the past

Aracely Chavez, News Editor April 24, 2024

Archibald T. Eagle, also known as Archie, has been USI’s mascot since the 1970s. A 1979 article by The Shield Vol. 8, No. 6, reported that members of the student government, The Shield and the student...

Birds fly by as the moon eclipses the sun at 2:03 p.m. March 8 on the north side of Evansville, Indiana.

Glasses up to the past in 2017

Peyton Peters and Aracely Chavez April 24, 2024

The April 8 total solar eclipse was a historical event for those in the line of totality, including the Evansville community and those within it, such as USI. Prior to this eclipse, another significant...

Adrianna Garcia, 2023-2024 Student Government Association president, smiles with Tamia Smith, 2024-2025 Student Government Association president, Thursday in Carter Hall.

Smith elected 2024-2025 SGA president following election process changes

Alyssa DeWig, Editor-in-Chief April 22, 2024

The Student Government Association inaugurated Tamia Smith, 2023-2024 administrative vice president for the Equity, Diversity and Inclusion committee, as president for the 2024-2025 academic year Thursday...

Senate Bill 202, signed by Gov. Eric Holcomb, goes into effect July 1. The bill addresses educational institution matters.

Senate Bill 202 to go into effect in July – What does this mean for USI?

Alex Mendoza and Aracely Chavez April 18, 2024

Gov. Eric Holcomb signed Senate Bill 202, which addresses state educational institution matters, March 13.  SB 202 is set to go into effect July 1 prohibits faculty members from being promoted or given...

Students work in teams with industry professionals during the Hackathon event Sunday in the Business and Engineering Center.

Hackathon provides students with hands-on experience, networking opportunities

Cole Maynor, Staff Writer April 10, 2024

The Association for Computing Machinery Club hosted a hackathon event from 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. Sunday in the Business and Engineering Center.  Computer science students organized the hackathon to assist...

The Shield staff smiles after winning 13 awards for the annual Indiana Collegiate Press Associate contest Saturday at Indiana University Bloomington.

The Shield, FishHook total 16 awards at annual ICPA state contest

Alyssa DeWig, Editor-in-Chief April 10, 2024

Student-run publications The Shield and FishHook won 16 awards total for the Indiana Collegiate Press Association during the Spring 2024 contest. The Shield won 13 awards across online and news magazine...

The jazz band plays “Oye Como Va” by Tito Puente at the Jazz Band concert Sunday at Bokeh Lounge.

Gallery: Jazz Band performs at Bokeh Lounge

Nico Armeanu, Staff photographer April 9, 2024

USI’s Jazz Band performed at Bokeh Lounge Sunday. The performance included music by Duke Ellington, Miles Davis and Sonny Rollins in addition to a cover of “Georgia On My Mind” by Stuart Correll...

Sara Zwart, senior scientist and deputy manager for nutritional biochemistry, presents “Nutritional Biochemistry of Spaceflight” through Zoom Monday in the Health Professions Center. The presentation was the final event for Solarpalooza.

NASA senior scientist, deputy manager for nutritional biochemistry shares journey: ‘Experiences are worth far more than anything you can learn in a book’

Aracely Chavez, News Editor April 9, 2024

Sara Zwart, senior scientist and deputy manager for nutritional biochemistry at the NASA Johnson Space Center, held a virtual Zoom presentation titled “Nutritional Biochemistry of Spaceflight” Monday...

Attendees gather for the viewing of the solar eclipse Monday on The Quad.

Gallery: Attendees gather to witness total solar eclipse

Shield Staff April 9, 2024

Attendants of Solarpalooza gather around campus to see this amazing phenomenon where the moon passes between the sun and the earth. USI's students, staff, and faculty as well as people of Vanderburgh...

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