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Students are registering for an in-person prom 

Shelby Clark, Staff Writer March 4, 2021

Students are able to register for an in-person prom with a 150 person capacity. The Activities Programming Board will be holding a prom for students that missed their high-school proms because of the...

Dashboard reports 16 new COVID-19 cases, 670 cumulative

Dashboard reports 16 new COVID-19 cases, 670 cumulative

Hayden Olberding, Digital Editor February 5, 2021

Note: Data is current at the time of publication and is subject to change with further updates. 16 new students and faculty tested positive, the university’s COVID-19 dashboard shows This week’s...

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Pandemic teaching: Stress vomiting, new technology and new appreciations

Shelby Clark and Hayden Olberding February 2, 2021

Professors and faculty share what they learned and experienced from the Fall 2020 semester, from stress vomiting to learning new technology. Dean of Students Jennifer Hammat had the unique challenge...

Dashboard reports 19 new COVID-19 cases, 634 cumulative.

Dashboard reports 19 new COVID-19 cases, 634 cumulative.

Hayden Olberding, Digital Editor December 11, 2020

Note: Data is current at the time of publication and is subject to change with further updates. The COVID-19 dashboard reported 19 new positive cases. The university’s COVID-19 dashboard reported...

University COVID-19 dashboard reports 14 new cases, 613 total

University COVID-19 dashboard reports 14 new cases, 613 total

Hayden Olberding, Digital Editor December 4, 2020

Note: Data is current at the time of publication and is subject to change with further updates. The university’s COVID-19 dashboard reported 14 new COVID-19 cases this week and has accumulated 613...

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Spring semester to continue as planned

Hayden Olberding, Digital Editor December 3, 2020

The university is continuing with its plans to begin classes and continue campus housing in the spring. Despite pandemic numbers getting worse in Vanderburgh County, the university will continue the...

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Rapid COVID-19 testing available on campus

Shelby Clark, Staff Writer December 2, 2020

Students and faculty have access to rapid COVID-19 testing at the University Health Center starting Dec. 1. Students remaining on campus until the end of the fall semester, first responders and employees,...

University accumulates over 500 positive COVID-19 cases, 37 this week

University accumulates over 500 positive COVID-19 cases, 37 this week

Hayden Olberding, Digital Editor November 23, 2020

Note: Data is current at the time of publication and is subject to change with further updates. Last week the university accumulated over 500 positive COVID-19 cases. The university’s COVID-19...

A student walks towards the University Center.

Students cautious about returning home for Thanksgiving

Hayden Olberding, Digital Editor November 20, 2020

Students are taking precautions before returning home for Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving break starts Nov. 25, after which all classes will continue online. Some students will be heading home for break...

An empty classroom

Students struggle with online classes, isolation, communication

Shelby Clark, Staff Writer November 18, 2020

“Am I really going to USI or am I just taking classes online?” Madison Martin, freshman pre-nursing major, said. Online classes have become more common amongst students due to COVID-19.  Besides...

University could feel impact of COVID-19 for the next four years

University could feel impact of COVID-19 for the next four years

Rhonda Wheeler, Editor-in-Chief November 5, 2020

Steve Bridges, vice president of finance and administration, said the university could feel the impact of this semester for the next four years as the smaller freshman class works its way through the pipeline. The...

37 New Positive COVID-19 Cases, 392 Cumulative

37 New Positive COVID-19 Cases, 392 Cumulative

Hayden Olberding, Digital Editor October 30, 2020

The university’s COVID-19 dashboard reported 37 new positive cases for the week of Oct. 18 through Oct. 24. The total positive cases since The Office of Planning, Research, and Assessment introduced...

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