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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...

The Screaming Eagles Complex is located on the cross-section between University Boulevard and Bennett Lane. (Photo by Will Kessinger)

Director of athletics on keys to working in athletics, jump to Division I

Will Kessinger, Staff Writer April 28, 2024

To close The Shield’s coverage of Division I sports for the 2023-24 season, I wanted to get a perspective on USI athletics that I hadn’t covered before. I wanted to look at something that isn’t quite...

Chancellor Dugan, 1997 womens basketball head coach, cuts the net down in the Division II Womens Basketball Tournament. (Photo courtesy of USI Archives, UA 78- University Photographs)

The 1996-97 Lady Eagles: Instilling greatness for USI’s decorated hoopers of 2024

Will Kessinger, Staff Writer April 25, 2024

In celebration of the 2023-2024 Southern Indiana women’s basketball team’s success in its second year in Division I sports, I want to dive into the archives to honor the team’s history. Specifically,...

Alex Pereira stands over Jamahal Hill after knocking him down April 13 in the T-Mobile Arena. (Photo courtesy of Ultimate Fighting Championship)

UFC 300: 30-plus years of fights, 3 titles on the line

Ethan Morrison, Staff Intern April 25, 2024

The Ultimate Fighting Championship has been the premiere promotion for mixed martial arts for over 30 years. Starting in 1994 as a single elimination tournament marketed as being “no holds barred”...

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...

THE TORTURED POETS DEPARTMENT, released Friday, is Taylor Swifts 11th studio album. The album features 16 songs and is 65 minutes long.

‘THE TORTURED POETS DEPARTMENT’ is intimate, emotional, unmatched

Peyton Peters, Chief Copy Editor April 23, 2024

I have been a fan of Taylor Swift since I was a kid. Little 10-year-old me, my sister and my cousin would have “Love Story” and “You Belong With Me” on repeat at every cheer practice, but it wasn’t...

Archives Madness is a yearly contest held by the University Archives and Special Collections in collaboration from area institutions competing for recognition for having the coolest artifact. This years winner was the Parachute Dress submitted by the Evansville Wartime Museum.

University Archives and Special Collections is a portal into the past

Ian Young, Maci Crowell April 22, 2024

The University Archives and Special Collections, established in 1972, is a collection of history, artifacts and documents pertaining to campus, Evansville and the Midwest region from the 19th century to...

Pamela Hopson, executive director of Multicultural Center, has been on campus for 45 years and is one of the longest standing faculty members on campus.

Pamela Hopson, executive director of Multicultural Center, reflects on 45 years at USI

Ian Young, Lifestyle Editor April 22, 2024

Pamela Hopson, executive director of the Multicultural Center, is one of USI’s longest-standing faculty members, with this year being her 45th year on campus. “I am unique in that I am one of a...

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...

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