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Engineering program joins team to build bridge in Africa

Engineering program joins team to build bridge in Africa
October 1, 2019

The university’s Engineering Program spent a total of eight weeks in Malosami, eSwatini in southern Africa over the summer. The team, consisting of both students and faculty, assisted in the construction...

African cultures day to celebrate beauty, diversity of Africa

African cultures day to celebrate beauty, diversity of Africa
March 18, 2019

Olivia Akerele hasn’t been home in six years. The sophomore nursing major said the closest thing she gets to feeling like she’s back in Lagos, Nigeria, is going to the African Cultures Day event. “When...

Eagle expeditions: serving together

Christian Barrett spent 2 weeks in Uganda with a team from Christian Fellowship Church.
September 16, 2018

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...

Eagle expeditions: ‘overcoming barriers’

Gabrielle Baker, a senior public relations and advertising major, spent her summer in Spain through the Cultural Experiences Abroad Program.
September 4, 2018

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...

Traveling reveals, not changes

Traveling reveals, not changes
August 27, 2018

I always imagined that going overseas would change you. In a way, maybe, but I would argue going overseas reveals you, not changes you. It reveals the person you are, the person you want to be, challenges...

Eagle expeditions: breaking barriers

DeeAnna Reed, a senior business management major, spent seven weeks in Johannesburg, South Africa with a team from Campus Outreach.
August 20, 2018

Every week The Shield will feature a student who spent time in another country over the summer. This week, DeeAnna Reed shared about her seven-week trip to Johannesburg, South Africa. Driving home...

African Club to host celebration of diversity

African Club to host celebration of diversity
March 27, 2018

USI photo services Jerome Degbe created African Club in hopes to bring awareness of all the different cultures and traditions of Africa to students at the university. “I want to bring to light...

Cultural camaraderie

Cultural camaraderie
August 31, 2017

Megan Thorne A group of students chatted to friends and strangers beside them. Surrounding the semi-circle of students were foreign foods with foreign smells. Students glanced around staring at the unfamiliar...

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