The solar eclipse is just days away, and demand for safety glasses is intensifying.

Retailers and not-for-profits are scrambling to fill orders for the special dark glasses that protect the human eye from the blinding sun.

Ivy Tech Community College had planned to distribute glasses at its eclipse event on Monday, but has dropped those plans due to a recall notice from Amazon.

Amazon said it’s recalling thousands of glasses “out of an abundance of caution” because they may not comply with industry standards.

Jonestown survivor speaks at USI

Apr 10, 2017
John Gibson

A woman who survived the Jonestown tragedy nearly 30 years spoke to students and the public at USI.

Laura Johnston Kohl spent 9 years in California and Guyana with Peoples Temple, the religious group led by Jim Jones.

WNIN asked her what drew her to Jones when she was a 22-year-old political activist. She said he was articulate and speaking to her favorite leaders of the time, including Angela Davis and Cezar Chavez.

Few students watch Trump inauguration at USI

Jan 20, 2017
John Gibson

Some USI students watched the inauguration of President Trump on campus.

Only about 30 students turned out to watch a live stream of the inauguration in USI’s Carter Hall, while others watched on TVs in dining areas.


USI Vice President Julie Brinker says students had lots of options, including their own devices.

Student Donna Ewart watched the swearing-in, and was excited about Trump’s message of making America “great again.”

Ticket info released for governor's debate

Oct 5, 2016

Possibly the hottest ticket in town will be a seat in the theater at the University of Southern Indiana for the October 25th gubernatorial debate.  

The tickets are free but you will need one to get inside the venue. USI officials tell us that the website for tickets to the governor’s debate will go live at 10am central time next Monday. There is a limit of two tickets per person.

The url is:  Once the tickets are gone, the website will be closed.

Samantha Horton

Friday morning last week, three teams from the Technology Commercialization Academy at the University of Southern Indiana presented their final products after completing the 11 week program. The products included air marshaling gloves, an all-in-one household management app and a networking app. The goal of the academy is to help students get real world experience, work with diverse team members and help transform the local area through developing new projects.

Manager of USI Technology Commercialization Jason Salstrom says the academy has multiple benefits.