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Engineering program joins team to build bridge in Africa

Engineering program joins team to build bridge in Africa

Rhonda Wheeler, News Editor

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 of a 95-meter footbridge over the Ngwempisi River. The USI contingent went as part of a team fo...

African cultures day to celebrate beauty, diversity of Africa

African cultures day to celebrate beauty, diversity of Africa

Sarah Rogers, Features Editor

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 I listen to the music it just makes me want to get up off my feet and start dancing, and...

Eagle expeditions: serving together

Eagle expeditions: serving together

Sarah Rogers, Features Editor

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 Fellowship Church.  Christian Barrett said he has developed an immense desire to go into full-...

Eagle expeditions: ‘overcoming barriers’

Eagle expeditions: ‘overcoming barriers’

Emma Corry, Staff Writer

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 Baker said anyone who can study abroad should do so. The senior public relatio...

Traveling reveals, not changes

Traveling reveals, not changes

Sarah Rogers, Features Editor

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 your prejudices and reveals ones you didn’t think were there. I think that is important. I...

Eagle expeditions: breaking barriers

Eagle expeditions: breaking barriers

Sarah Rogers, Features Editor

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 for Thanksgiving, DeeAnna Reed made a quick detour to the field her dad was harvesting. The se...

African Club to host celebration of diversity

African Club to host celebration of diversity

Jasmine Myers, Staff Writer

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 the beauty of Africa, it is not what you see on television,” the freshman mechanical engineering majo...

Cultural camaraderie

Cultural camaraderie

Emily Shipman, Staff Writer

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 sights around them waiting in anticipation for the upcoming events. Resident Assistant Virg...

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