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Cherry Bomb, Christian Ruth, wins Mr. Southern 2022 Feb. 24, 2022, in the Performance Center.

Gallery: Snapshots of ’21-’22

Shelby Clark and Ian Young April 21, 2022

Photos by Shield Staff

Makayla Schirmer, senior health services major, smiles in front of the Cone at the University Center.

Seniors reflect COVID-19, four years at USI

Tegan Ruhl, Staff Writer April 21, 2022

Five graduating seniors put their heads together after a Christian Fellowship’s Church meeting to come up with a quote that best describes their four years at USI.  Sitting on a large white rug in...

Junior Titus Winders runs during the NCAA Division II championship races.

Titus Winders: For the love of running

Quinton Watt, Staff Writer April 5, 2022

A runner’s heart races as his feet propel him forward. He remembers that a year ago he was ranked 162nd. He looks ahead and sees another runner 50 meters ahead, and his feet start guiding him faster...

Micah Ellyson, freshman nursing major, and Anna Kegeris, freshman exercise science major, meet with Campus Outreach staff member America Sons (middle) in the Jazz Lounge.

Students return from Spring Break maskless and feeling recharged

Sydney Lawson, Lifestyle Editor March 17, 2022

It’s sixty degrees and the sun is shining down on the university. Students fill campus Monday after returning from Spring Break. The maskless masses smile as they walk into class for the first time since...

Ryan Shields, a freshman civil engineering major.

Something Lost, Something Gained: Students reflect on a year of COVID part 3

Josh Meredith and Shelby Clark March 31, 2021

March marks one year since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic. As of this week, over 551,000 Americans lost their lives to COVID-19.  Despite the devastation the pandemic caused, many found something...

Carmyn Torres, sophomore radiologic and imaging major.

Something lost, something gained: Students reflect on a year of COVID Part 2

Josh Meredith and Shelby Clark March 18, 2021

March marks one year since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic. As of this week, over 538,000 Americans lost their lives to COVID-19.  Despite the devastation the pandemic caused, many found something...

Madison McIntire, freshman nursing major 

Something Lost, Something Gained: Students reflect on a year of COVID

March 11, 2021

March marks one year since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic. As of this week, nearly 530,000 Americans lost their lives to COVID-19.  Despite the devastation the pandemic caused, many found something...

Graphic: A COVID prom king and queen

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...

Bethel Manor, located off Kratzville Road, is one of the nursing facilities benefiting from the universitys 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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