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Ron Romain, chair of the Board of Trustees,  speaks at the Board of Trustees meeting Thursday. Romain said the board will make an official decision on transitioning university athletics to NCAA Division I by mid-February.

DI Exploratory Committee releases their final report

Ian Young and Tegan Ruhl January 18, 2022

The Division I Exploratory Committee released their final report to the public Thursday. The report broke down the 24-member committee's feelings and research on transitioning university athletics to Division...

President Ronald Rochon announced at the University Updates session that he does not plan to close campus with the emergence of the Omicron COVID-19 variant.

Campus will not close for Omicron

Shelby Clark, Editor-in-Chief January 6, 2022

President Ronald Rochon is not closing campus for the Omicron variant of COVID-19. In-person Spring 2022 classes will begin Jan. 10, 2022 as planned.  The Omicron variant of COVID-19 was discussed...

Rochon announced the death of a faculty member from the Chemistry Department in an email to the campus community Friday morning.

Rochon announces death of a Chemistry Department faculty member

Shelby Clark, Editor-in-Chief December 17, 2021

Update: Chemistry Department announces the death of Jeffery Seyler, professor of chemistry and former chair of the Chemistry Department: “His Chemistry Department family at USI would like to extend our...

Students express mixed feelings about the Division I feasibility study. President Ronald Rochon announced Sept. 27 that the university would be studying the feasibility of transitioning university athletics to NCAA Division I.

Opinion: Students have mixed feelings about DI, it’s easy to see why

Sydney Lawson, Lifestyle Editor December 5, 2021

When President Ronald Rochon revealed the university is studying the plausibility of transitioning university athletics from NCAA Division II to Division I, it expectedly caused a stir. Faculty, students,...

Kindra Strupp and Tyler Henry stand outside the Screaming Eagles Complex filming a few takes for The College Tour.

“The College Tour” wraps up production on campus

Shelby Clark, Editor-in-Chief November 9, 2021

The production team from “The College Tour” TV show finished filming an episode about the university Friday.  “The College Tour” is a national TV series that highlights colleges and universities...

The university is conducting a feasibility study to see if a transition to NCAA Division I is possible. At a Faculty Senate meeting Oct. 8, 2021, President Ronald Rochon said I will tell you all right now we do not have a lot of answers, thats why were doing the study.

University admin looks into D1 feasibility, facing faculty pushback

Shelby Clark, Josh Meredith, and Ian Young October 28, 2021

University administration and athletic department are working with members inside and outside the campus community to investigate the feasibility of transitioning the university from Division II to Division...

Suicide Prevention Resources

Suicide Prevention Resources

Shelby Clark, Editor-in-Chief September 17, 2021

Message from the Editor:  The Q & A below is intended to provide members of the campus community with the resources they need to help one another. Seven Indiana college students have died from...

Jacob Jake Gwaltney was a friend, brother and freshman at the university, He was gentle, kind and funny.

The university mourns death of freshman

Shelby Clark, Editor-in-Chief September 17, 2021

The university community is mourning the death of a student.  Jacob “Jake” Gwaltney, freshman undecided major, passed away on Sept. 9, 2021, at his home.  Gwaltney, 21, of Newburgh, Indiana,...

Tyler Hagen in the David and Betty Rice Plaza, Spring 2019. He was known as a generous and sweet friend to students and faculty.

University mourns recent loss of life

Shelby Clark, Editor-in-Chief September 10, 2021

Students, faculty and staff are mourning the loss of their own this week.  Tyler Hagen, senior biology student, died on campus Tuesday night.  Hagen, 22, of Plainfield, Indiana, died from suicide,...

President Rochon released a statement Tuesday night stating there was a death on campus. There were no further details.

Rochon announces death of a student

Shelby Clark, Editor-in-Chief September 7, 2021

President Ronald Rochon emailed news about the death of a student to the university community Tuesday night.  “Although I cannot provide specific details about the circumstances of this death, it...

Students and individuals in the university community will not be required to get the COVID-19 vaccine. This saline drawn syringe from the April vaccination clinic in the Screaming Eagles Arena represents the amount of the Pfizer vaccine administered in each dose.

Presidential Task Force will not mandate COVID-19 vaccine

Shelby Clark, Editor-in-Chief August 19, 2021

President Ronald Rochon announced the Presidential Task Force will not require students or faculty and staff to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. Rochon made this announcement at the university meeting...

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...

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