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Tri-State Alliance hosts LGBT-friendly prom

USI Shield Staff

April 8, 2015

The Tri-State Alliance will host its 14th Annual Pride Prom from 7 p.m. to midnight Saturday at the Evansville Airport Holiday Inn. Appetizers will be served at 8 p.m. and the drag show will begin at 9 p.m., where contestants will strut their stuff to become the 2015 Drag King and Queen. The cost...

SpringFest to kick off Wednesday, concert Friday

USI Shield Staff

April 8, 2015

USI SpringFest 2015 will be held from Wednesday to Friday, April 17. SpringFest is an annual campus event where students can play in inflatables, ride on a Zipline, pick up free giveaways and enjoy live performances on campus. The week will conclude with an O.A.R. concert at The Ford Center downtown.

New Harmony Artisan Days starts Wednesday

USI Shield Staff

April 8, 2015

Historic New Harmony will host its 30th annual Heritage Artisan Days from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday to Friday, April 17, in New Harmony. Presenters will demonstrate arts, crafts and skills popular during the 19th century, such as book binding, candle dipping and soap making. Guests this year...

Indiana Black Barbershop Health Initiative Saturday

USI Shield Staff

April 8, 2015

The Southwest Indiana Area Health Education Center at USI is a community partner in the Indiana Commission on the Social Status of Black Males 5th Annual Indiana Black Barbershop Health Initiative, which will offer free health screenings in barbershops in 15 cities across Indiana from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m....

Hoffman joins SGA presidency race

USI Shield Staff

March 18, 2015

A third candidate has re-entered the race for the Student Governments Association's presidential seat. Alexander Hoffman, a junior radio television major double minoring in business administration and public relations, will join SGA Assistant Vice President for External Relations Alexa Bueltel and...

RopeWalk continues with award-winning author

USI Shield Staff

March 18, 2015

The spring 2015 RopeWalk Visiting Writers Reading Series will continue with Matthew Pitt at 3 p.m. Thursday followed by a public reading and book signing at 4:30 p.m. at the Traditions Lounge in University Center East. Pitt is the author of "Attention Please Now," winner of the Autumn House Fiction...

PTSD expert to present keynote at social work conference

Bobby Shipman

March 4, 2015

Award-winning poet and essayist Jim McGarrah will present the keynote speech for USI's 13th Annual Social Work Conference at 8 a.m. Wednesday in Carter Hall. His talk, "Dead Reckoning: A Treaty of the Mind," explores issues of post-combat readjustment and "particularly where we are failing in our...

USI associate professor reveals ‘beauty’ of Core Curriculum

Bobby Shipman

March 3, 2015

Associate Professor of Psychology Aimee Mark is the 2014-2015 USI H. Lee Cooper Core Curriculum Teaching Award winner and will present the Cooper Lecture at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday at Forum I of the Wright Administration Building. Her lecture titled “The Beauty of the Core (It's Not Just for Apples...

Religious freedom bill passes through Senate

USI Shield Staff

February 25, 2015

The Indiana Senate voted 40-10 Tuesday to approve a religious freedom bill that some say legalizes discrimination. Only Republicans supported the measure, including all of northeast Indiana’s senators. The law says a state or local government action cannot substantially burden a person’s right...

‘Teacher of the year’ to speak at media day

USI Shield Staff

February 25, 2015

USI, the Communications Department and the Scripps Howard Center for Media Studies will host High School Media Day for hundreds of area high school students and their teachers Friday on campus. High school journalists will attend sessions and workshops offered by USI faculty and area media professionals,...

Arts and snacks event Monday in UC 2505

USI Shield Staff

February 25, 2015

APB will host Cookies and Canvas! where students can paint along with a professional art instructor and enjoy cookies and milk. The event is scheduled to start at 6 p.m. Monday in UC 205. For more information, text APBnews to 23559.

Tournées to show returning to roots film

Bobby Shipman

February 20, 2015

The Tournées Film Festival continues 7:30 p.m. Friday with "Elza (Le Bonheur d’Elza)" at the Wright Administration Building in Forum I. The film depicts Bernadette (Mariette Monpierr), the mother of Elza (Stana Roumillac), a talented university graduate who breaks Bernadette’s heart when she...

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