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A clear voice in troubled times

White House correspondent April Ryan spoke at the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Luncheon Jan. 20 in Carter Hall.

Emma Corry, Features Editor

January 21, 2020

April Ryan stood before a crowd of people in Carter Hall on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and asked them where was their "dis"ease (unease) at the state of the world for African Americans and where was the clear voice in troubled times that King represented. The Multicultural Center and USI Foundation ...

Professor mentors student in water safety research

Signature School student Ankush Dhawan (right) was mentored by Jeffery Seyler (left), a professor of chemistry.

Susanna Fravell, Staff Writer

January 21, 2020

Jeffery Seyler has been mentoring both high school and college students since he came to USI in 1993.  Seyler, a professor of chemistry, recently mentored high school student Ankush Dhawan, who was recently named a top 300 scholar in the 79th Regeneron Science Talent Search for his project, "An Impro...

Film festival to feature rare French fare

Film festival to feature rare French fare

Susanna Fravell, Staff Writer

January 15, 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

The 2019 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Luncheon will feature White House Correspondent April Ryan.

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

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

Housing and Residence Life is working on a pilot program to help students find their ideal living situation.

Megan Thorne and Emma Corry

December 4, 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

The Black Student Union hosted their clothes drive from Nov. 11 to Dec. 4 in the Multicultural Center.

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...

Senior seminar highlights student inspirations, skills

The senior seminar exhibit will be open until Dec. 8 in the Pace Galleries.

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

Tessa Robbins, a freshman business administration major, performed at the Starbucks Open Mic Night on Nov. 14.

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...

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