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Putting history on display

Putting history on display

Jessica Schiffhauer, Staff Writer

October 22, 2018


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John Hollidan’s picture hung next to his uniform that fit his 7’6” frame on the third floor of the library. This display is just one of the many artifacts set up for the annual Archives Fest.   Jennifer Greene said she hopes whoever comes to the Archives Fest gets that “wow” experience...

‘Creating a safe learning environment’

‘Creating a safe learning environment’

Jeana Everhart, Staff Writer

October 16, 2018


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Illustration by Sarah Rogers Carrie Wright scrolled to the bottom of the syllabus on her computer screen to the section labeled Title IX. Wright said this was the language that every professor wrote in their syllabuses as the university required. Whether the students actually read through the ...

Eagle expeditions: hands-on cultural learning

Eagle expeditions: hands-on cultural learning

Sarah Rogers, Features Editor

October 16, 2018


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Every week The Shield will feature a student who spent time in another country over the summer. This week, The Shield interviewed senior communication studies and public relations major Emma Luczkowski about her study abroad trip to Harlaxton College in Grantham, England.  The Shield: Where ...

‘All animals deserve a chance to find happiness’

‘All animals deserve a chance to find happiness’

Emma Corry, Staff Writer

October 15, 2018


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Hannah Stone first saw the pregnant cat about three weeks after move in. “I had been hearing about this pregnant cat that had been hanging out around the apartment buildings,” the freshmen art major said. “Eventually, I saw her, and she looked ready to pop.” Back in 2014, a junior psychol...

Play to showcase painful, hillarious love triangle

Play to showcase painful, hillarious love triangle

Jeana Everhart, Staff Writer

October 10, 2018


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Whether Jason Merslich is doing ordinary tasks like washing dishes or walking to class, he is constantly reciting his lines for his upcoming performance in “The Dog in the Manger.” “I look like a crazy person because I’m just always talking to myself,” the junior theatre major said. ...

‘I’m really glad for the opportunity’

‘I’m really glad for the opportunity’

Megan Thorne, Editor-in-Chief

October 3, 2018


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Sarah Loesch said she joined The Shield because she felt it was what she was supposed to do. “I grew into it once I was there and I realized that it was what I wanted to be doing as well,” she said. “But when I first joined it was truthfully because it went long with my major and I already had...

Eagle expeditions: promoting dignified work

Eagle expeditions: promoting dignified work

Sarah Rogers, Features Editor

October 3, 2018


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Every week The Shield will feature a student who spent time in another country over the summer. This week, Taylor Humphrey and Raychel Geiser shared about their business trip to Port Au Prince, Haiti through Karama Collection. Taylor Humphrey walked into college as a freshman already planning wher...

Conference to feature contemporary Spanish theater

Conference to feature contemporary Spanish theater

Sarah Rogers, Features Editor

October 3, 2018


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David Hitchcock said there is so much more to Spain than "Don Quixote" and flamingo dancers. The Associate Professor of Spanish began planning the “New Harmony International Conference on Contemporary Spanish Theater: Stages of Utopia, Dystopia and Myopia” two years ago with the help from all four co...

Setting the foundation

Setting the foundation

Sarah Rogers, Features Editor

October 1, 2018


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Sherrianne Standley walked onto campus in January of 1976 as the new adviser for The Shield with upheaval in the newsroom. The students Standley was now in charge of were writing about faculty members who were not being hired back on account of not having terminal degrees. “I walked right in t...

‘Two Elephants’ to make campus debut

‘Two Elephants’ to make campus debut

Emma Corry, Staff Writer

September 25, 2018


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Erin Gibson premiered her eight-year-long project, a documentary titled “Two Elephants” in May and the WNIN Old National Public Theatre. The film follows the story of Kay and Bunny, two elephants previously kept at the Mesker Park Zoo, and now the film will premiere at USI this Friday. The film...

More than just a Starbucks cashier

More than just a Starbucks cashier

Sarah Rogers, Features Editor

September 25, 2018


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Donna Singleton always promised herself she would never become a bitter old woman. Singleton, a 63-year-old university Starbucks employee, was married for 33 years before her husband died of cancer. Singleton met Carl when she was hanging around with some hippies. At 15, she decided she wa...

Reclaiming the discarded

Reclaiming the discarded

Jeana Everhart, Staff Writer

September 25, 2018


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Wood pallets, an old Halloween bucket and other odds and ends found around Evansville litter the floor of McCutchan Art Center and Pace Galleries as Hannah Spurgeon watched artist Kevin Titzer construct his latest art exhibit. Titzer’s piece titled “Chapter 23: Sack Race with Knives,” a large-scale installation ma...

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