The Shield

Spinning clay for a cause

Dr. Stephanie Young, Associate Professor of Communication Studies makes a bowl out of clay during the 6th annual Bowl-O-Rama Friday afternoon. USI holds several events where volunteers make bowls for Empty Bowls Evansville.

Austin Lewis, Staff Writer

September 12, 2017

Flecks of dust danced through the rays of sunlight streaming through the back window of the Ceramics Center. The sun began to set as the clock struck 5 p.m. All was quiet except for the sound emitted from the spinning tables in front of several ceramic DJs. The temporary artists put their fingers...

Selfless and Soaring: Senior embarks on year-long charity campaign

Senior criminal justice and sociology major Megan Gresham adopted 12 charities to benefit over 12 months as part of her Giving Graciously Campaign.

Gabi Wy, Features Editor

February 1, 2017

When Megan Gresham saw a tattered, empty donation box outside of an animal shelter, she wiped her tears and started thinking of what she could do to help. Gresham, a senior criminal justice and sociology double major, started the Giving Graciously Campaign as her New Year’s resolution, adopting 12 ch...

Selfless and Soaring: Student cycles for a cause

Junior undecided major Raegan Ball will ride his bike across the country this summer, stopping at hospitals and handing out scholarships for young adults with cancer.

Gabi Wy, Features Editor

January 18, 2017

Some students, alongside attending classes and working jobs, also contribute to causes bigger than themselves. Through this series, Selfless and Soaring, The Shield will feature Screaming Eagles who promote change through charity. Raegan Ball likes to live life in other people’s shoes. “Any time I ...

Empty Bowls fills stomachs, hearts

Gabi Wy, Features Editor

November 3, 2016

After losing the use of his arm in a wreck in 2005, Jarrod Fawks faced a challenge last year in the university ceramics studio. “The ceramics wheel only spins one way,” the 2015 alum said. “It was an obstacle, but by collaborating with (professor) Al Holen, I was able to learn a way to throw wi...

Ice Bucket Challenge needs to cool down

Armon Siadat

August 20, 2014

Many people felt the chill of winter this summer after dumping buckets of ice over their heads or jumping into bathtubs overflowing with ice cubes. While some may assume this was done in an effort to escape the barely-there blistering heat of this summer, it was actually the result of many accepting...

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