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Film festival to feature rare French fare

Film festival to feature rare French fare

Susanna Fravell, Staff Writer

January 14, 2020

Jaelyn White originally planned on majoring in political science when she first came to USI. That all changed when she fell in love with one of the classes she had to take. Now she is a senior French and political science double major and just returned from a semester of studying abroad in France. ...

Luncheon to bring true sense of diversity

Luncheon to bring true sense of diversity

Emma Corry, Features Editor

January 14, 2020

One annual event brings prominent African American speakers to USI in order to honor the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Luncheon is hosted by the USI Multicultural Center and USI Foundation and features a prominent African American Keynote Speaker. ...

Creating a connection to nature

Creating a connection to nature

Emma Corry, Features Editor

January 14, 2020

Bridget Eckerle is a different kind of art major.  The senior public relations and advertising and studio art major said she wants to do gallery work that showcases other people’s art instead of her own. She had the chance when she became a 2019 James Sanders Fellow. Eckerle curated an exhibit,...

Finding housing as a transgender student

Finding housing as a transgender student

Megan Thorne and Emma Corry

December 3, 2019

Jaxen Margason lived with female students his first two years at USI. The senior history major previously went to Vincennes University where he had his own room. Margason’s mother emailed Housing and Residence Life before he transferred to ask about disability housing and she asked if he could ...

Volunteer eagles: collecting clothes for chilly nights

Volunteer eagles: collecting clothes for chilly nights

Jeana Everhart, Staff Writer

December 3, 2019

Every other week the Shield will interview a student involved in volunteer work. This week, Perci Hale and Brittany Coleman talk about the Black Student Union's clothes drive. Perci Hale was not prepared for how cold Evansville winters would be when she moved here.  The sophomore theatre major...

Photo Gallery: Lighting a Tradition

Photo Gallery: Lighting a Tradition

Josh Meredith, Staff Photographer

November 26, 2019

Senior seminar highlights student inspirations, skills

Senior seminar highlights student inspirations, skills

Jeana Everhart, Staff Writer

November 19, 2019

Gabrielle Pyle has worked in the McCutchan Art Center/Pace Galleries for three semesters because she loves setting up the art exhibits. The senior studio art major said the current senior seminar exhibit is special for her, as her own art, two ceramic and two wood pieces, are in the show. “Seeing m...

Students shine at Starbucks Open Mic Night

Students shine at Starbucks Open Mic Night

Emma Corry, Features Editor

November 19, 2019

Tessa Robbins sang “Million Reasons” by Lady Gaga at a busy Starbucks when her friends, gathered at one of the tables, started swaying their cell phone flashlights in rhythm with the music. “I had no idea they were going to do that,” the freshman business administration major said. “I f...

Chamber Choir to celebrate 50 years of Madrigal Feaste

Chamber Choir to celebrate 50 years of Madrigal Feaste

Emma Corry, Features Editor

November 19, 2019

The first USI Madrigal Feast was hosted in 1969 by the Director of the Mid-American Singers David Deeg. It was catered by Betty Rice, the wife of USI’s first president David Rice.  The Mid-American Singers grew from 16 members to become the university's Chamber Choir and the event is still going ...

UE student to host panels on diversity, experiences

UE student to host panels on diversity, experiences

Emma Corry, Features Editor

November 12, 2019

Summer El-Khodary is planning events to invigorate her love of spreading diversity. The senior public health major at the University of Evansville is hosting a series of discussion panels called “Cultural Communications” on Dec.19, Feb. 20 and April 9, from 6-7:30 p.m. in the Media Suite at In...

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