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Chamber Choir to celebrate 50 years of Madrigal Feaste

The first USI Madrigal Feast was directed by David Deeg in 1969 in the Forum building.

Emma Corry, Features Editor

November 19, 2019

The first USI Madrigal Feast was hosted in 1969 by the Director of the Mid-American Singers David Deeg. It was catered by Betty Rice, the wife of USI’s first president David Rice.  The Mid-American Singers grew from 16 members to become the university's Chamber Choir and the event is still going ...

UE student to host panels on diversity, experiences

Summer El-Khodary will moderate the first panel titled

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

The USI chapter of the Country Music Association will host their canned food drive Nov. 14-18 from 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. in the University Center East and West.

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

Poets Emily Skaja (left) and and Marcus Wicker (right) will present their work Thursday at 4:30 p.m. in Forum I.

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

Easton Crisp, a sophomore theatre major, and Jada Hampton, a senior theatre major, rehearse a scene.

Emma Corry, Features Editor

November 6, 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

This ice scream scoop pumpkin created by Career Services team won first place at the Staff Council's fourth annual pumpkin 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

Tamara Hunt, a professor of history and director of the Master of Arts and liberal studies hosted a lecture about Indiana's most popular ghost stories. Nov. 4 in the Rice Library.

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

Students in global studies and political science instructor Ellen Topper's class work on a poster to spread awareness on fair trade.

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

Items will be collected for ECHO Housing Corporation in this box outside the Social Work Department.

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

Two students are chosen to play Archie each academic year.

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...

No, getting hit by a car won’t pay your tuition

No, getting hit by a car won't pay your tuition

Maddie Nolan, Staff Writer

October 29, 2019

It might be time to start looking both ways when crossing the street on campus. Walk through any college campus and you will hear students say things like, “Hit me, pay for my tuition,” and “Maybe I’ll just get hit by a car and get my tuition paid for.” While most students are probabl...

Club specializes in disability awareness, education

Members of Disability Coalition at an event with Ben Trockman, Diversity and Inclusion Specialist at Old National Bank.

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 ...

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