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In-person commencement ceremony for 2020 graduates was announced at the July Board of Trustees meeting. The Board of Trustees met July 15 in Carter Hall.

In-person commencement to be held for 2020 graduates

Shelby Clark, Editor-in-Chief July 15, 2021

Students in the class of 2020 will have an in-person commencement December 18 as a part of the Fall 2021 commencement ceremonies.  Kindra Strupp, vice president for marketing and communications, announced...

Nursing students Eleanor Conley and Maddison Fields prepare their vaccination stations Apr. 7. Conley said it was an honor to administer COVID vaccines to her fellow students.

Nursing students administer 1,420 first dose vaccines

Shelby Clark, Digital Editor April 13, 2021

1,420 people received the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at the university vaccination clinic.  Nursing students from the College of Nursing and Health Professions administered the free Pfizer...

Julie St. Clair, professor of nursing, briefs student nurses in the upper level of the Screaming Eagles Arena before the first vaccinations take place on campus. You dont have to go fast, she said. we want to facilitate things by moving through the process.

Students get the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine

Shelby Clark, Digital Editor April 7, 2021

  A student is going to hug her grandparents for the first time in over a year.  Riley Hays, a sophomore public relations and advertising major, received the first dose of the Pfizer vaccine...

Demand for health professions rising

Demand for health professions rising

Rhonda Wheeler, News Editor January 14, 2020

The need for health professions is on the rise. Employment in health professions is expected to rise 14% from 2018 to 2028 according to a study from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Nurse practitioners...

The approximately 40,000 square foot Wellness Center will connect to the south side of the Recreation, Fitness and Wellness Center with the goal of centralizing university services and making them more accessible.  

College of Nursing and Health Professions receives grants for student partnerships

Rhonda Wheeler, Community Engagement Manager August 27, 2019

The College of Nursing and Health Professions has received two grants amounting to nearly $5.4 million this year. The first grant is from the Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program (GWEP). The grant...

Health Professions Center upgraded to meet accreditation standards

Health Professions Center upgraded to meet accreditation standards

Noah Alatza, News Editor January 15, 2019

After spring break, students will soon be able to enjoy newer amenities on the third floor of the Health Professions Center. “What we identified is that there are some programs that really needed...

The approximately 40,000 square foot Wellness Center will connect to the south side of the Recreation, Fitness and Wellness Center with the goal of centralizing university services and making them more accessible.  

College of Nursing and Health Professions receives major gift

Noah Alatza, News Editor January 11, 2019

The College of Nursing and Health Professions received a $1.35 million leadership gift from the estate of the late Hershel B. Whitney, the Board of Trustees announced at their regular scheduled meeting...

The COVID-19 pandemic has left students facing numerous uncertainty about classes, graduation, housing and more. The uncertainty has taken a toll on their mental health as they find ways to cope with the sudden life change.

The penalty for excellence

Sarah Rogers, Features Editor November 27, 2018

Photo illustration by Sarah Rogers Megan Brown knew in high school she wanted to study diagnostic medical sonography. She also knew the program only accepted 10 students. The senior diagnostic medical...

Model house paves the way for future housing methods

Model house paves the way for future housing methods

Riley Guerzini, Managing Editor October 30, 2018

The university’s partnership geriatrician Bill Thomas and his MAGIC project finally saw concrete results Oct. 24. The MAGIC project, which stands for multi-ability, multi-generational, inclusive community,...

The approximately 40,000 square foot Wellness Center will connect to the south side of the Recreation, Fitness and Wellness Center with the goal of centralizing university services and making them more accessible.  

USI, St. Vincent’s to partner for autism conference

Noah Alatza, News Editor October 12, 2018

St.Vincent Hospital and the university will collaborate to host the fourth annual autism spectrum disorder conference. 1997 alumna Tangela Floyd, who now serves as the director of public relations for...

Nursing students were honored at the annual White Coat ceremony Sunday afternoon to celebrate their entering into clinicals.

Becoming the best

Emma Corry, Staff Writer August 28, 2018

Ashley Owens said she always wanted to be a nurse ever since she was a little girl. Sunday, the College of Nursing and Health Professions held the annual White Coat Ceremony in Carter Hall. USI...

The final completion of the Evansville Health, Science, Education and Research Center is expected in May of 2018. Indiana University will own 60 percent of the building and the University of Evansville and USI will split the remaining 40 percent.

Evansville Health Center scheduled for May opening

Noah Alatza, Staff Writer October 4, 2017

As anticipation for the Evansville Health, Science, Education and Research center grows, so do the opportunities. “There are not a lot of places that have done this before,” Dean of the College...

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