The Shield

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 tissue boxes. A nationally touring photo-display of Indiana Military who have died in a war zone ...

Students shine at Starbucks Open Mic Night

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

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 had no idea they were going to do that,” the freshman business administration major said. “I f...

UE student to host panels on diversity, experiences

Summer El-Khodary will moderate the first panel titled

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 Communications” on Dec.19, Feb. 20 and April 9, from 6-7:30 p.m. in the Media Suite at In...

Volunteer eagles: engineering students build bridge, community

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

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 100-meter long suspension bridge sits across the Ngwempisi River in the African country of Eswati...

Volunteer USI recognizes students, mentors, members of the community

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

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, and a volunteer who is a part of the university’s faculty, staff or alumni. Each volunteer was...

“We don’t want development”

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

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 County Area Plan Commission (APC) and the Evansville Metropolitan Planning Commission (MPO) al...

‘Strong team community’

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

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 play on the team? Ashlen Bellin: I’m primarily a chaser, but sometimes a beater if it’s needed. Cha...

‘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.

University celebrates engagement

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.

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.”

Celebration of Engagement to be more interactive

Members of the community celebrate last year during the Celebration of Engagement

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.

Evansville community comes together

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.

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 community at the annual Day of Caring, put on by the United Way of Southwestern Indiana on Friday...

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