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Seth Pressler, a former university student, filed a lawsuit against the university Tuesday.

Former student sues the university over disability discrimination

Shelby Clark, Staff Writer March 4, 2021

Seth Pressler, a former university student, filed a lawsuit against the university Tuesday for disability discrimination.  Pressler was asked to permanently vacate campus last October after the university...

The university softball team in 2018 as they concluded their season.

Softball team withdraws from Midwest Region Crossover following car accident

Shelby Clark, Staff Writer March 4, 2021

The university’s softball team withdrew from the Midwest Region Crossover and canceled all games from March 5-13 due to the injuries of 4 softball players and 2 coaches. The university’s 15 passenger...

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...

Photo: Max Durchholz, a senior radio and television major and member of Tau Kappa Epsilson (left), and Blake Brewington, a sophomore economics major and hypophetes for Tau Kappa Epsilon, sit at a Student Involvement Fair Table on Thursday.

Student organizations face challenges, find worth in continuing recruitment at the involvement fair

Shelby Clark, Staff Writer February 25, 2021

Organizations waited for students to come as the Student Involvement Fair was beginning on Tuesday. For the hour a Shield reporter was at the fair, no students visited. The Student Involvement Fair...

Distanced seats in the Screaming Eagles Arena.

The university will hold in-person commencement ceremonies for Spring 2021

Hayden Olberding, Digital Editor February 23, 2021

The university will hold in-person commencement for students graduating in the Spring 2021 semester. The university will have eight reduced-capacity commencement ceremonies. Commencement has been...

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...

Cora Elmes, sophomore nursing major, (right) waits as public safety takes down her information. Elmes was called outside after a university snow plow ran into her car Thursday.

Students experienced damaged cars, slippery roads on campus 

Hayden Olberding and Josh Meredith February 18, 2021

Students drove on snowy roads and dealt with car damage as snow continued to fall this morning. Snow began falling on Wednesday night, and continued to this morning. The university remained open as...

USI's Mandela Social Justice Day

Understanding black American history — Mandela Social Justice Day

Mohammad Albazzaz, Staff Writer February 13, 2021

Students can hear about the enduring impact of slavery on the university’s Mandela Social Justice Day.  The Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Council will be hosting the Mandela Social Justice day,...

The 2021 homecoming court and crowned majesties. (from left to right) Mary Claire Hall, Sydney Ingler, Kassandra Santos, Erika Uebelhor, Marina Blackwell, Daisy Valdez-Perez, Jachonn Tisinger, Diego Castillo Koussa, Jack Sizemore, Alec Kratzer, Jotam Chen, and Mike Durchholz

Homecoming 2021: A change to tradition

Hayden Olberding and Josh Meredith February 13, 2021

No king or queen was crowned for homecoming, there were no basketball players present and no fans were cheering on from the stands. The 2021 Homecoming Court lined up in the Screaming Eagles Arena....

Volleyball prepares for season despite cancellation

Nathanial Barbee and Christian Rigg September 24, 2020

Everyone knew that the upcoming sports season would not be the same as it has been in years past.  Last semester, spring sports were canceled following the campus-wide shutdown, and conditions this...

It’s okay to relax

It’s okay to relax

Nik Cunningham, Publications Editor September 14, 2020

Everyone is wound up so tightly and we’re not even halfway through the semester. There are a lot of things to worry about: homework, classes, jobs, and COVID-19, but everyone has to relax eventually,...

Shield Archives

Recruitment during a pandemic

Kenzie Clayton, Staff Writer September 14, 2020

Fall is considered a major recruitment season for the many sororities and fraternities at USI. Now, much of this recruitment process and other such aspects of greek life must be conducted virtually. Last...

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