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After hours: contributing to a welcoming environment

After hours: contributing to a welcoming environment

Jeana Everhart, Staff Writer

January 22, 2019

Each week The Shield will interview someone who is employed by the university. This week, Laura Ankeney, a sophomore finance major, talked about her job at the Eagles Express Convenience Store.  Laura Ankeney has worked at the Eagles Express Convenience Store for over a year, and at the start...

‘It just made me feel empowered’

‘It just made me feel empowered’

Emma Corry, Staff Writer

January 22, 2019

Haley Flamion wanted to be president, before an incident in middle school when her classmates told her she couldn’t be. “I want to tell (the kids) that one day it’s possible that we’re going to have a woman president,” the freshman journalism major said. Women’s March Evansville 2019 was held Saturday at t...

Celebrating work, successes of faculty

Celebrating work, successes of faculty

Emma Corry, Staff Writer

January 15, 2019

Emma Corry Director of Kenneth P. McCutchan Art Center and Palmina F. and Stephen S. Pace Galleries Brett Anderson displayed his work at the McCutchan Art Center/Pace Galleries in the lower level of the Liberal Arts building. Anderson, an assistant professor of art, uses his interest in ar...

After hours: ‘my pleasure’

After hours: ‘my pleasure’

Jeana Everhart, Staff Writer

January 15, 2019

Photo courtesy of Eleanor Sandberg Each week The Shield will interview someone who is employed by the university. This week, The Shield interviewed Eleanor Sandberg, a junior creative writing major, about her job at Chick-fil-A. The Shield: What do you do at Chick-fil-A? Sandberg: We do ...

Desiring to inspire others

Desiring to inspire others

Emma Corry, Staff Writer

January 8, 2019

Salome Apkhazishvili felt her body fill with nerves as she took the stage in Tbilisi, Georgia for the 2018 TEDx talk. Apkhazishvili, a USI graduate student working toward a master’s in art and communications, gave a 15-minute speech covering the history of political cartoons in her home country o...

‘We are storytellers’

‘We are storytellers’

Sarah Rogers, Features Editor

January 8, 2019

At the beginning of the fall semester, Assistant Professor of Theatre Maya Fein asked her students in the public relations lab how they could showcase their department. Parker Dean wasted no time raising his hand and enthusiastically telling the group how fun it could be to interview the prof...

A glimpse into the magic of madrigal

A glimpse into the magic of madrigal

Nicole Mitchell, Special to The Shield

December 4, 2018

Nicole Mitchell  Daniel Craig flipped a coin to decide which of three students would have an extra speaking part during the opening toast ceremony of the Madrigal Feaste. The associate professor of music pointed to a student in the middle of the room. A voice cried out from the choir: “Ho...

Anonymous Instagram page pokes fun at USI

Anonymous Instagram page pokes fun at USI

Jeana Everhart, Staff Writer

December 4, 2018

Lauren Wojcuich said she heard about the @usi.meme Instagram page at the beginning of the semester from a friend and was “cracking up at it.” She followed the page quickly afterward and fell in love with its hilarious university memes. “I think it’s because we go to USI, and it’s all USI spe...

USI blasts off into space

USI blasts off into space

Emma Corry and Megan Thorne

November 27, 2018

Editor's note: On November 16, The Shield removed the story from online “To Infinity and beyond: Student satellite set to launch in 2019,” in the November 15 issue, because of an interview with a source who was not involved heavily with the project. The Shield has since removed the source and has a...

The penalty for excellence

The penalty for excellence

Sarah Rogers, Features Editor

November 27, 2018

Photo illustration by Sarah Rogers Megan Brown knew in high school she wanted to study diagnostic medical sonography. She also knew the program only accepted 10 students. The senior diagnostic medical sonography major said she remembered the sea of faces during Welcome Week, keeping a tally in her ...

Falling through the cracks

Falling through the cracks

Jeana Everhart, Staff Writer

November 27, 2018

Illustration by Sarah Rogers Courtney Hollman struggled to create a balanced schedule with the adviser she was assigned to. After much frustration, the sophomore English education major began looking for a different adviser to give her the help she needed. “I had to try to fix my schedule sever...

After hours: passionate about helping others

After hours: passionate about helping others

Emma Corry, Staff Writer

November 27, 2018

Every week The Shield will feature a student who is employed by the university. This week, Chase Allen and Dylan Wagner talked about their experience working at the university Recreation, Fitness, and Wellness Center (RFWC).  Chase Allen is passionate about helping others succeed. The seni...

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