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Podcast features women of USI economics

Podcast features women of USI economics

Susanna Fravell, Staff Writer

February 18, 2020

The USI Economics Club attracted the attention of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis when they weren’t even a club yet.  The bank released a 20-minute episode of their Women in Economics Podcast on Jan. 29 that featured the women of USI’s Economics Club. The episode was recorded in September...

STEM educator to bring inspiration, education

STEM educator to bring inspiration, education

Susanna Fravell, Staff Writer

February 16, 2020

Carmen Stoen enjoys hearing other’s stories and drawing inspiration from them. “I think it’s always helpful to hear someone else’s story and learn from others so I think it’s a good way to gain some encouragement for yourself,”  said Stoen, the director of student development.  U...

Student veteran explores personal struggles in new book

Student veteran explores personal struggles in new book

Riley Guerzini, Editor-in-Chief

February 11, 2020

Traversing the complexity of mental illness can cause some to break down and lose hope. For others, it inspires them to make a change. “It can get really bad, but if you sit there and look for that purpose, that light is going to eventually show,” said Anthony Farina, vice president of the student ...

Activist reflects on changing times

Activist reflects on changing times

Rhonda Wheeler, News Editor

February 11, 2020

The crowd stood and cheered as Angela Davis took the stage. “I was warned that Evansville is quite conservative,” Davis said as the crowd responded with laughter. The renowned educator, activist and scholar was the keynote speaker of the Mandela Social Justice Day event, which took place on Feb...

Play to feature family drama, coming-of-age

Play to feature family drama, coming-of-age

Susanna Fravell, Staff Writer

February 4, 2020

People normally hide their awkward sides, but this was not the case for Eli Young, who tapped into his inner awkwardness for his upcoming role as a teenage boy going through puberty.  The USI Theatre Department is continuing its season with “Brighton Beach Memoirs.” The play is a comedy coming-...

Speaker to talk Silicon Valley experience

Speaker to talk Silicon Valley experience

Emma Corry, Features Editor

February 4, 2020

D'Angelo Taylor said Rayvon Carter is innovative. The assistant director of the Multicultural Center said Carter, the upcoming speaker for Black History Month, inspired him. "He's always been one step ahead of his time,” The assistant director of the Multicultural Center said. “I consider him...

Planting the beauty of campus

Planting the beauty of campus

Emma Corry, Features Editor

February 4, 2020

The dormant bulbs of 30 to 50 elephant ear and banana plants are kept at the greenhouse at the USI Grounds Center waiting to be planted in time for the spring season. The tropical plants are dug up during the winter so they don’t die out from the cold. The greenhouse is filled with large flower pots...

Display memorializes fallen veterans

Display memorializes fallen veterans

Emma Corry, Features Editor

January 28, 2020

A wall displayed the memorialized and young faces of people in military uniform, their photos surrounded by post-it notes covered in hand-written messages picked up from surrounding tables next to the tissue boxes. A nationally touring photo-display of Indiana Military who have died in a war zone ...

Paintings and poetry join together in harmony

Paintings and poetry join together in harmony

Susanna Fravell, Staff Writer

January 28, 2020

Nancy Raen-Mendez said she credits Katie Waters for making The McCutchan Art Center/Pace Galleries what it is.  The McCutchan Art Center/Pace Galleries is hosting its first exhibit of 2020. The event is “Life and Art: The Similar Sensibilities of Katie Waters and Matthew Graham” which opened on Ja...

Films to highlight African American activism then and now

Films to highlight African American activism then and now

Emma Corry, Features Editor

January 28, 2020

Sakina Hughes said film can make history come alive. The new Africana Studies program will present its first film festival this year titled the “African Studies Film Festival.” The theme of the festival is “Power to the people” and will highlight African American activism from the 1960s to today....

David L. Rice: building a foundation

David L. Rice: building a foundation

Emma Corry, Features Editor

January 21, 2020

Robert Reid said that David Rice understood, better than anyone, that USI needed to be whatever the community thought was needed.  Rice was the founding president of USI where he served for 27 years. Rice oversaw USI back when it was still Indiana State University Evansville and it was his push f...

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