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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...

Volunteer eagles: playing country music for canned food

Volunteer eagles: playing country music for canned food

Riley Guerzini, Editor-in-Chief

November 12, 2019

Every other week the Shield will interview a student involved in volunteer work. This week, Kaylee Johnson and Gabbie Lynn preview the Country Music Association's upcoming canned food drive. Students looking for a chance to see Old Dominion in concert, while also giving back to the USI community ...

Reading series to conclude semester with contemporary poets

Reading series to conclude semester with contemporary poets

Jeana Everhart, Staff Writer

November 12, 2019

Nadia Farmer said she tries to go to the Southern Indiana Reading Series every semester because she is able to learn more about different writing perspectives and creativity. “It's a good experience for the students,” the junior creative writing major said. “It’s cool to see what the authors do...

Play to combine steampunk with classic Shakespeare comedy

Play to combine steampunk with classic Shakespeare comedy

Emma Corry, Features Editor

November 5, 2019

Easton Crisp wears heelys when he plays Puck for the upcoming USI Theatre production of William Shakespeare's “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.”  The sophomore theatre major had never worn heelys before he began wearing them after the second or third rehearsal. Crisp would practice with them whenever...

Pumpkin creations win Halloween glory at contest

Pumpkin creations win Halloween glory at contest

Jeana Everhart, Staff Writer

November 5, 2019

Riley Laffoon said when her office manager Stephanie Fifer asked the Career Services student workers to consider creating a pumpkin for the Staff Council’s fourth annual pumpkin contest, she did not expect to win. “I was a little worried because I’m not the most creative person,” the seni...

Professor shares stories of Indiana’s ghostly past

Professor shares stories of Indiana’s ghostly past

Jeana Everhart, Staff Writer

November 5, 2019

Tamara Hunt said she first became interested in ghost stories after trying to find a new genre of short stories to read before bed. The professor of history and the director of the Master of Arts and Liberal Studies said, in a very short time, she began to collect ghost story volumes from authors...

Class campaigns to make USI a fair trade university

Class campaigns to make USI a fair trade university

Emma Corry, Features Editor

October 29, 2019

Students in Ellen Topper’s Global Studies Capstone class are advocating for a change.  The instructor of political science and global studies is leading a class project among her students to get USI recognized as a fair trade university. The university will become fair trade if they adopt polici...

Volunteer eagles: small items can create a big impact

Volunteer eagles: small items can create a big impact

Emma Corry, Features Editor

October 29, 2019

Every other week the Shield will interview a student involved in volunteer work. This week, Danielle Lubbe and Katherine Childers talk about their class project to collect items for the ECHO Housing Corporation. Danielle Lubbe said, with a little bit of help, people can get back on their feet. ...

Meet the students bringing Archie to life

Meet the students bringing Archie to life

Jeana Everhart, Staff Writer

October 29, 2019

The Shield interviewed two students who serve as USI’s mascot Archibald “Archie” T. Eagle to learn more about their experience being the beloved eagle. They have been identified by the names Courtney and John for this article to keep their identities confidential. Courtney said the best part of being Archie is that...

Club specializes in disability awareness, education

Club specializes in disability awareness, education

Emma Corry, Features Editor

October 22, 2019

Gabby Walker is very passionate about bridging the gap between the disabled and the abled and she wants to spread awareness and education about disability. The senior communication studies major is the vice president of Disability Coalition. The club was founded last year by Walker's best friend and ...

Archives prevail as Rice Library’s hidden gem

Archives prevail as Rice Library’s hidden gem

Emma Corry, Features Editor

October 22, 2019

Deanna Engler’s favorite item in the University Archives and Special Collections is a two-volume book set from the year 1603.  The library associate and USI history graduate calls the second volume of the set the “Harry Potter Book” because its contents include alchemy and magic. Engler thinks ...

Author recounts Montana past through debut novel

Author recounts Montana past through debut novel

Jeana Everhart, Staff Writer

October 21, 2019

Joe Wilkins said he fell in love with writing because language is something that he uses every day to reach out to those he loves and to try to explain himself to the world. The writer is now the author of the fictional story “Fall Back Down When I Die,” which was released last spring as the aut...

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