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Funk in the City to spotlight artists

Funk in the City to spotlight artists

Nicole Mitchell, Special to The Shield

September 18, 2018


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Ashley Vezzoso-Schaefer said one of her favorite things about the annual Fall Funk in the City Art Festival is the way the community rallies around local artists. “It’s good for the artist, especially the local artists of the community,” the Funk in the City committee president said. “They ...

Taking on the unknown together

Taking on the unknown together

Emma Corry, Staff Writer

September 17, 2018


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Xenia Adames was a high school senior living in Aguadulce, Panama when a teacher told her about an opportunity to study in the U.S. Adames applied for a scholarship through the National Secretariat of Science and Technology of Panama.  USI is one of two public universities in the United States t...

Redesigning the competition

Redesigning the competition

Jeana Everhart, Staff Writer

September 17, 2018


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Crystal Phillips said as a major in public relations and advertising her plans never involved designing websites.   The senior thought web design sounded fun and thought the experience would be something new. “Now I’m a finalist for a national competition and that’s exciting,” Phillips said. “...

Eagle expeditions: serving together

Eagle expeditions: serving together

Sarah Rogers, Features Editor

September 16, 2018


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Every week The Shield will feature a student who spent time in another country over the summer. This week, Christian Barrett and Bronwyn Boots shared about their two-week trip to Uganda with Christian Fellowship Church.  Christian Barrett said he has developed an immense desire to go into full-...

A love of learning inspires teaching

A love of learning inspires teaching

Emma Corry, Staff Writer

September 11, 2018


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Photo illustration by Sarah Rogers Christopher RayAlexander knew he wanted to be a professor as soon as he found out what it was. “I am enamored with the basic idea of being a professor,” RayAlexander said. “I want to learn fascinating things and I think everything is fascinating, so I want to le...

‘I wouldn’t change it for the world’

‘I wouldn’t change it for the world’

Sarah Rogers, Features Editor

September 10, 2018


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Sarah Ryker was told by doctors she would never be able to have children. The senior geology major was set to graduate in the spring of 2018 when she realized she was 4 months pregnant with her first child. The news set Ryker’s graduation date back another year and handed her a pile of new ch...

Eagle expeditions: singing serves, entertains

Eagle expeditions: singing serves, entertains

Jeana Everhart, Staff Writer

September 9, 2018


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Every week The shield will feature a student who spent time in another country over the summer. This week, Benjamin Ulrich shared about his time in Ireland with the university Chamber Choir for their annual participation in the Mayo International Choral Festival Premiere Competition.  When the stu...

ParksFest to feature local artists

ParksFest to feature local artists

Sarah Rogers, Features Editor

September 4, 2018


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Update: The location of ParksFest has been moved from Garvin Park to the Old National Events Plaza at 715 Locust St. in Downtown Evansville. The Evansville ParksFest Music Festival will overtake Garvin Park for the fourth year in a row. ParksFest is an all-day festival free of charge that focu...

Eagle expeditions: ‘overcoming barriers’

Eagle expeditions: ‘overcoming barriers’

Emma Corry, Staff Writer

September 4, 2018


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Every week The shield will feature a student who spent time in another country over the summer. This week, Gabrielle Baker shared about her time in Spain through the Cultural Experiences Abroad Program.  Gabrielle Baker said anyone who can study abroad should do so. The senior public relatio...

When the Rickmobile comes to town

When the Rickmobile comes to town

Jeana Everhart, Staff Writer

September 4, 2018


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Megan Gilbert waited outside her local comic book store, bursting with excitement.   Further up the line, the Rickmobile was parked in front of her and other “Rick and Morty” fans, filled with exclusive merchandise and comics.   The junior performing arts major never believed she would b...

‘We were all beaming with pride’

‘We were all beaming with pride’

Sarah Rogers, Features Editor

September 4, 2018


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Chills covered Javontay Moss as he watched 700 people stand from their seats applauding his speech. The junior communications major was asked to prepare a speech for the APRO National Convention in St. Louis, telling how the scholarship he received through APRO changed the direction of his life. A...

Becoming the best

Becoming the best

Emma Corry, Staff Writer

August 28, 2018


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Ashley Owens said she always wanted to be a nurse ever since she was a little girl. Sunday, the College of Nursing and Health Professions held the annual White Coat Ceremony in Carter Hall. USI first held a White Coat Ceremony for nursing students in 2015. Nursing students go through the ceremon...

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