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Display memorializes fallen veterans

Emma Corry, Features Editor January 28, 2020

A wall displayed the memorialized and young faces of people in military uniform, their photos surrounded by post-it notes covered in hand-written messages picked up from surrounding tables next to the...

Tessa Robbins, a freshman business administration major, performed at the Starbucks Open Mic Night on Nov. 14.

Students shine at Starbucks Open Mic Night

Emma Corry, Features Editor November 19, 2019

Tessa Robbins sang “Million Reasons” by Lady Gaga at a busy Starbucks when her friends, gathered at one of the tables, started swaying their cell phone flashlights in rhythm with the music. “I...

Summer El-Khodary will moderate the first panel titled

UE student to host panels on diversity, experiences

Emma Corry, Features Editor November 12, 2019

Summer El-Khodary is planning events to invigorate her love of spreading diversity. The senior public health major at the University of Evansville is hosting a series of discussion panels called “Cultural...

USI students and faculty spent eight weeks in Mblasomi, Eswatini building a bridge.

Volunteer eagles: engineering students build bridge, community

Emma Corry, Features Editor October 15, 2019

Every other week the Shield will interview a student involved in volunteer work. This week, Koby Lindner and Josef Winkler talk about their involvement building a bridge in Mdlasomi, Eswatini. A nearly...

Jennie Puckett, a 2003 graduate, Darrin Sorrells, a learning assistance specialist, and Rebeka Mercker, a senior biology pre-med major, accept their awards.

Volunteer USI recognizes students, mentors, members of the community

Jeana Everhart, Staff Writer September 2, 2019

Volunteer USI recognized three recipients of the Volunteer of the Year awards during their annual dinner Aug. 21. The awards recognize a student, a mentor who is a part of the university faculty or staff,...

Plans are underway to develop the University Parkway corridor. The plan is expected to be complete by summer of next year.

“We don’t want development”

Residents want corridor unchanged
Riley Guerzini, News Editor September 19, 2017

As plans to develop the University Parkway corridor move forward, community members made it clear to county planners: they don’t want any development. The Vanderburgh County Commissioners, Evansville-Vanderburgh...

Ashlen Bellin protects herself from a bater during the teams practice Tuesday night. The team practices three days a week for two hours.

‘Strong team community’

Quidditch season arrives, team aims for nationals
Sarah Loesch, Editor-in-chief September 7, 2016

This year the quidditch team introduced a new president, sophomore Ashlen Bellin. The Shield sat down with her to talk about her start in quidditch and this years team. The Shield: What position do you...


‘Enthusiastic’ professor recognized by arts council

Gabi Wy, Features Editor August 17, 2016
Brakston Farrar said art professor Joan deJong doesn’t spoonfeed her students.
Director of Corporate Partnerships Charmaine McDowell sets up Jenga, which she uses for team building during the interactive fair for the Celebration of Engagement Tuesday at the Performance Center. This was the second year for the Celebration of Engagement which aims to inform faculty on the partnerships and interactions that go on as a result of Outreach and Engagement.

University celebrates engagement

Nick Leighty, Staff Writer March 2, 2016
Linda White’s first thought when asked about engagement was about weddings and TLC’s “Say Yes to the Dress.”
Members of the community celebrate last year during the Celebration of Engagement

Celebration of Engagement to be more interactive

Abigail Suddarth, Staff Writer February 24, 2016
Stephanie El Tawil is tired of going to professional development fairs and receiving handouts. “I actually want to talk to people and I want to see what’s actually happening,” said the senior program assistant for the Center for Applied Research.
USI volunteer, Jennifer Egli, helps clean out a toy shed at the Arc of Evansville.  The United Way Day of Caring Campaign will last from Sept. 11, 2015 to Dec. 11,2015.

Evansville community comes together

Anna Todd September 16, 2015

Records are being broken this year at the United Way Day of Caring, said Amanda Newman at the event’s  kick-off breakfast. Volunteers from across Evansville gathered together to give back to their...

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