The Shield

Students report struggling around holidays

The Dean of Students is a resource available on campus for students who need help.
November 18, 2020

Less sunshine, cold weather, and the holiday season affect each person differently.  The Shield created a survey to see how this time of year affects students at the university.  The survey was...

Quarantine Life as a Freshman

Quarantine Life as a Freshman
October 28, 2020

A sweet-toned phone call masks dreaded news. During this fall semester, freshman students are beginning the college experience with an added stress: quarantine.  Freshman suitemates Chase Hollenkamp,...

Catching up with Starbuck’s Donna

Donna Singleton is still at Starbucks, adjusting to the new normal.
October 15, 2020

Most people who frequently visit Starbucks are familiar with Donna Singleton, who has worked there for nearly 11 years.   Singleton’s bright personality and ability to connect with customers has...

How has James the bus driver been since March?

James Putnam on the bus.
September 3, 2020

One of the most well known and beloved staff members at USI is bus driver James Putnam. James has been driving with the Metropolitan Evansville Transit System for just short of twenty-five years and has...

Former student paints for the cats

Jenna Sharp, USI graduate and recipient of the Endeavor Award grant, paints a mural at the River Kitty Cat Cafe on Main Street.
April 27, 2020

River Kitty Cat Cafe has a fresh coat of paint. The cafe, located on Main Street, is home to drinks, snacks and cats up for adoption from the Vanderburgh Humane Society and it now has a new mural right...

To stay or go: living as an international student during COVID-19

COVID-19 has caused many countries to shut their borders, resulting in complications for international students.
April 20, 2020

Haifa Rejili received a call at 7 p.m. telling her she had the option to either stay at USI housing or go back to her home country.  The international student made her decision and by 10 a.m. the next...

Counseling Center Director: ‘It’s okay to be anxious’ in this time

Dean of Students Brian Rush and counselor Thomas Longwell sign the poster which states that they will stand against racism or discrimination of any kind during the Stand Against Racism rally put on by the YWCA on Thursday.
April 13, 2020

The Counseling Center is the place to go when you’re anxious, depressed, or just stressed, but with the campus shutdown and the counselors distant, stress is running high for many students. Thomas...

Students, faculty push on despite online learning difficulties

The university moved all classes online in response to COVID-19
April 1, 2020

Jody Henke was looking forward to no more online classes.  Henke, a junior art major, doesn’t have internet access at her home in Washington, Indiana. She was able to access the internet after she...

Educating about the female orgasm

Sex educators Marshall Miller and Rachel Dart led a lecture about the female orgasm on March 2 in Forum 2.
March 3, 2020

Marshall Miller had this advice to give straight men in the audience at an event focused on the female orgasm. “Let her come first,” he said. The Activities Programming Board (APB) hosted an...

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