The Shield

5k raises autism awareness

Nick Leighty, Staff writer

April 12, 2016


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Housing and Resident Life presents Light It Up Blue at 9 p.m. April 15. This event has participants running a 5k to raise awareness for autism. At 9 p.m. check-in opens and at 9:45 black light cycling and other activities begin. Check-in closes at 10:15 p.m. and the race will begin at 10:30 p.m...

The Shield awarded Newspaper of the Year

Nick Leighty, Staff writer

April 12, 2016


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The Indiana Collegiate Press Association granted their first place Division 2 Newspaper of the Year award to The Shield at their convention at Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis. Other collegiate newspapers in Division 2 include ‘Horizon’ from Indiana University Southeast, ...

Adjunct arrested for DUI still employed

Gabi Wy, News Editor

April 12, 2016


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The university confirmed that adjunct English instructor Kelley Ashby is still employed and teaching her English 201 class. Ashby was arrested for a DUI April 1 and was released on her own recognizance. Her driver's license was suspended.

Library to host game night

Nick Leighty, Staff writer

March 29, 2016


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The David L. Rice Library will host Game Night @ the Library from 5 - 9 p.m. April 6 in the Rice Library 4th floor reading room. Students will be able to relax and enjoy board games and snacks. Included games are Farkle, Trivial Pursuit, UNO and Scrabble among others. The event is free and op...

SGA seeks Executive Clerk

Gabi Wy, News Editor

March 29, 2016


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Student Government Association (SGA) announced an opening for the position of Executive Clerk. The student will be required to attend all SGA General Assembly meetings as well as Executive Board Meetings (Thursdays at 4:30 p.m. and Tuesdays at 4:30 p.m., respectively). The Executive Clerk must...

Fall registration starts April 4

Nick Leighty

March 22, 2016


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Starting April 4, eligible students can begin signing up for classes during the fall 2016 semester. A list is available online of each eligibility window. If a student cannot register on their assigned day, they may register any day after. Before registering, students should consult their advisor ab...

Language bowl entries due April 1

Nick Leighty

March 22, 2016


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The Department of World Languages and Cultures will host an academic language bowl from 9 a.m to 1 p.m. April 8 in Carter Hall. This event features a language and culture and a film competition. The language and culture portion will have questions specific to certain languages. German questions foc...

Spring assessment Tuesday

Nick Leighty, Staff Writer

March 22, 2016


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Spring Assessment Day will be Tuesday. Seniors in certain majors are required to take part in the activities for the day, including the Major Field Test. Students required to participate received an e-mail  informing them time and location of the test. A list of students required to take the test, the ...

SPJ to host Forum movie

Nick Leighty, Staff writer

March 15, 2016


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The university chapter of Society of Professional Journalists will be hosting Friday Night in the Forum at 7:30 p.m. April 1. The movie will be “Citizenfour,” a documentary about Edward Snowden. This movie reflects on the issues of privacy that has occurred across the nation. After the m...

Woolf to present on hate

Nick Leighty, Staff writer

March 15, 2016


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Professor of Psychology and International Human Rights Linda M. Woolf will be presenting “The Psychology of Hate: From Intolerance to Terror.” This presentation will be at 7 p.m. March 21 in Mitchell Auditorium. Woolfe will discuss the psychological factors behind hate and the alluring nature o...

‘Boxless’ to spotlight homelessness

Gabi Wy, News Editor

March 15, 2016


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Students Jenna Kruse and Ericka Smith are hosting "Boxless in Boxville" from 7 p.m. Saturday to 7 a.m. Sunday in the Free Speech Zone. The event, hosted in cooperation with the Student Housing Association, intends to raise awareness for and lend a helping hand to those experiencing homelessness.

Collaboration to bring disease awareness

Nick Leighty, Staff writer

March 1, 2016


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The Student Government Association and the university Counseling Center are collaborating to bring awareness to rare diseases that can have conditions that may be invisible. They will place silhouettes around campus that will inform students on the condition of the day and a ribbon of awareness ...

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