USI to offer Solarpalooza livestream programming April 8


f you can’t join us in person, experience the rare total solar eclipse with the University of Southern Indiana as we broadcast live from 12:30 to 2:15 p.m. Monday, April 8 on The Quad on campus during Solarpalooza. The livestream will be available at and is free to view.

The broadcast, facilitated by students from the Radio and Television Program housed within USI’s College of Liberal Arts, will feature special guest appearances, educational segments and videos, live feeds of the eclipse from our high-powered telescope on The Quad and much more. In case of cloudy weather, a live feed of the eclipse event from NASA will be included during our livestream. In the event of rain, USI will broadcast live events happening in the Screaming Eagles Arena and will include the NASA live feed of the eclipse.

USI will host Solarpalooza Sunday and Monday, April 7-8, beginning with a talk by trailblazing electrical engineer and retired NASA astronaut Joan Higginbotham, at 7 p.m. Sunday, April 7 in the Screaming Eagles Arena, followed by a full day of experiential learning and engagement on Monday, April 8, the day of the eclipse.

Meet the livestream hosts

Seb Fulkerson has worked for 95.7 The Spin, student run radio station, as the Program Director since December 2022. He is also a current DJ for 95.7 The Spin from 2-3 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays. Fulkerson grew up in Owensboro, Kentucky, and is the oldest of nine siblings. He is a senior at USI and will graduate this May as a communications studies major.

Sean Keegan Vogt is a first semester junior at USI and has been the Local Music Director for 95.7 The Spin since March 2023. He is Host of “The Local Show” every Wednesday afternoon from 4 to 6 p.m. where he features local alternative rock music artists from a 200-mile radius of Evansville. Since March 2024, he is also co-host of “The Morning Show” on 95.7 The Spin with Maddie and “The Irish”. He previously served as a morning DJ for the station. Vogt is working toward a bachelor’s degree in radio and television with a minor in digital video and theatre.