The Shield

Volunteer eagles: engineering students build bridge, community

Volunteer eagles: engineering students build bridge, community

Emma Corry, Features Editor

October 15, 2019

Every other week the Shield will interview a student involved in volunteer work. This week, Koby Lindner and Josef Winkler talk about their involvement building a bridge in Mdlasomi, Eswatini. A nearly 100-meter long suspension bridge sits across the Ngwempisi River in the African country of Eswati...

Archie’s Food Closet numbers show an issue with student hunger

Archie’s Food Closet numbers show an issue with student hunger

Jeana Everhart, Staff Writer

October 15, 2019

Michelle Hahn has been a member of Archie’s Food Closet for the last two years and said her experience has been extremely rewarding to be a part of a resource that helps care for the university community. Archie’s Food Closet, located in the Recreation, Fitness and Wellness Center, allows student...

New Dean of Students to bring visibility

New Dean of Students to bring visibility

Emma Corry, Features Editor

October 15, 2019

If Jennifer Hammat was asked what role she would want to occupy when she was in graduate school, she would have said the Dean of Students. Hammat officially stepped into the position of Dean of Students in May after a nationwide search. She had previously worked as the Title IX coordinator at Georg...

Theatre students dress “The Revolutionists”

Theatre students dress “The Revolutionists”

Emma Corry, Features Editor

October 1, 2019

Dara Turner had an obsession with costumes from an early age. The senior photography major could recognize what time period a film took place based on the costumes. Turner is the wardrobe supervisor for USI Theatre’s first play of the season “The Revolutions.” She and her team help the actors ...

Sodexo employee creates connections with students

Sodexo employee creates connections with students

Emma Corry, Features Editor

October 1, 2019

Sheelah King keeps a “Wall of Fame” folded up in her filing cabinet in her home. The Sodexo employee started this poster last year and it contains articles and pictures from The Shield featuring students she knew from her time working as a cashier at the Simply to Go food stand in the Liberal Ar...

Volunteer eagles: collecting books for a better future

Volunteer eagles: collecting books for a better future

Jeana Everhart, Staff Writer

September 30, 2019

Every other week the Shield will interview a student involved in volunteer work. This week, Jean-Marie Uwimana and Ibrahima Yaro talk about their involvement in the African Cultures Club book drive. Jean-Marie Uwimana said he always wanted to read, but there were never enough books in the Zimbabw...

Play to bring comedy to French Revolution

Play to bring comedy to French Revolution

Susanna Taylor, Staff Writer

September 24, 2019

Eric Altheide said USI Theatre’s upcoming play, “The Revolutionists” by Lauren Gunderson, is funny, intelligent and timely. “It centers around the struggle of women to get their voices heard in a world that focuses on fighting and not listening,” The director and associate professor of theatre ...

Galleries showcase artistry of wood

Galleries showcase artistry of wood

Emma Corry, Features Editor

September 24, 2019

A wooden dresser with a flower on top sits in the McCutchan Art Center/Pace Galleries. John McNaughton, a professor emeritus of art, made the piece titled “Reliquary” for a woman named Ann Lannert. The dresser was made to store the ashes of her and her children. The two leaves of the flower repres...

Mentoring program helps women build connections

Mentoring program helps women build connections

Jeana Everhart, Staff Writer

September 24, 2019

Ta’Meia Burleigh said coming to the university as a new student can be difficult. Students are entering adulthood and everything is new, which can be scary.   The junior biology major said she wanted a place where she could share her experiences in a non-judgemental environment during her fres...

New trustee to bring student perspective

New trustee to bring student perspective

Emma Corry, Features Editor

September 17, 2019

Josi Barscz was excited and a little intimidated when she got a phone call telling her she had been appointed as the new Student Trustee.  The sophomore biochemistry major began in the position in July. She was unaware of the opportunity until she was recommended to apply by Associate Professor ...

Volunteer eagles: sorority gives back to the community

Volunteer eagles: sorority gives back to the community

Jeana Everhart, Staff Writer

September 17, 2019

Every other week the Shield will interview a student involved in volunteer work. This week, Emma Shafer and Dana Hunt talk about their involvement with volunteer activities through Alpha Sigma Tau. Emma Shafer said she wanted to join a sorority in college to find a strong sisterhood and a community on...

Expanding the view of poetry

Expanding the view of poetry

Emma Corry, Features Editor

September 17, 2019

Rosalie Moffett said she likes poetry because it lets her study whatever she wants. “I’m interested in history and science and technology and being a writer allows me to pursue any interests that I want to and bring bits of it to my writing,” The assistant professor of English said. “Unlike othe...

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