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Bethel Manor, located off Kratzville Road, is one of the nursing facilities benefiting from the university's ECHO initiative.

The university helps nursing homes address their pandemic needs through Project ECHO

Shelby Clark, Staff Writer February 22, 2021

Editor’s Note: The Shield previously reported incorrectly who directs the Indiana Nursing Home COVID-19 Action Network ECHO, it is actually Kathleen Unroe. The Shield also corrected the spelling of a...

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...

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,...

Dashboard reports 31 positive COVID-19 cases, 554 cumulative

Dashboard reports 31 positive COVID-19 cases, 554 cumulative

Hayden Olberding, Digital Editor November 28, 2020

Note: Data is current at the time of publication and is subject to change with further updates. The university COVID-19 dashboard reported 31 new positive COVID-19 cases and 554 cumulative cases. The...

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...

Fourth consecutive week of fewer new positive COVID-19 cases

Fourth consecutive week of fewer new positive COVID-19 cases

Hayden Olberding, Digital Editor November 9, 2020

The COVID-19 dashboard was updated Friday and showed lower numbers in all categories. The university’s dashboard keeps track of the new positive COVID-19 cases, the number of students isolating and...

Thanksgiving message with pumpkins on a blue background

Opinion: Stay safe for Thanksgiving break

Rhonda Wheeler, Editor-in-Chief November 4, 2020

In about three weeks, most of us will be going home for Thanksgiving break. I know that I am personally worried about being around family members because of the pandemic. The last thing I would want...

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