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Stigma behind education majors

Stigma behind education majors

Emily Catterton, Staff Writer

January 28, 2020

Two common phrases I have heard as an education major since declaring my major my sophomore year are “wow, I could never deal with all of that” or “it definitely isn’t about the money, huh?” I am now a senior and student teaching, and there are still comments I hear daily about, once again,...

Club specializes in disability awareness, education

Members of Disability Coalition at an event with Ben Trockman, Diversity and Inclusion Specialist at Old National Bank.

Emma Corry, Features Editor

October 22, 2019

Gabby Walker is very passionate about bridging the gap between the disabled and the abled and she wants to spread awareness and education about disability. The senior communication studies major is the vice president of Disability Coalition. The club was founded last year by Walker's best friend and ...

Volunteer eagles: collecting books for a better future

Ibrahima Yaro, a public administration graduate student and Dawn Winters, a director of academics for English as a Second Language and part-time English faculty at Western Kentucky University, collect books for the drive.

Jeana Everhart, Staff Writer

September 30, 2019

Every other week the Shield will interview a student involved in volunteer work. This week, Jean-Marie Uwimana and Ibrahima Yaro talk about their involvement in the African Cultures Club book drive. Jean-Marie Uwimana said he always wanted to read, but there were never enough books in the Zimbabw...

Professor problems

Sarah Rogers, Opinion Editor

February 21, 2017

As far as instructors and professors go, the students here have it pretty good. For the most part, students express high praise for those who have taught them. However, majority of professors are not the issue. The issue resides with the small percentage of professors whose names are said with...

Relationships ‘should be a measurement of success’

Relationships ‘should be a  measurement of success’

Jessica Stallings, Visual Editor

December 8, 2016

Growing up, my friendships constantly ended, whether it was because my friends moved or we simply lost touch over time. I soon became aware that my grades were the only permanent thing in my life. I was always told when I grew up my career would be something I would always have no matter how many of my f...

Education is empowerment

Sarah Loesch, Editor-in-chief

November 11, 2016

It immediately disenfranchises young voters to not educate them.

Students pair with ‘Little Buddies,’ serve community

Megan Thorne, Opinion Editor

August 24, 2016

Destiny Matthews knew she wanted to teach kids from a young age. She would get papers from school and would hand them out to her Barbie dolls and teddy bears and pretend she was a teacher. “I’ve always had a passion for kids,” the freshman English teaching major said. Matthews said she hopes ...

Local 5k benefits far-away crisis

A student studies at her school  library which was paid for by Road to Mafraq. The donations which funded the project were largely from the Evansville community. Elizabeth Riedford, an organizer for “Run for Refugees,” said the girl told her her dream was to work hard to “become just like her teacher.”

Sarah Loesch, Editor-in-chief

August 18, 2016

Elizabeth Riedford said realistically the Syrian refugee crisis cannot be solved in Evansville, Indiana. But she does believe the community can raise awareness and money that can help.

Pott College receives grants to impact STEM education

Gabi Wy, News Editor

January 12, 2016

The Teaching Eagles program and the university graduate program for high school teachers received more than $700,000 in separate grants from the Indiana Commission for Higher Education to use through 2017. The program, which mainly provides scholarships to education majors, received a grant contin...

Pilot Program takes flight

Helping Lodge Elementary student Emily Myers, senior elementary education major Austin Chamberlain goes through different multiplication problems with his fifth grade students. Chamberlain visits this classroom daily as a part of the Pilot Education Program.

Megan Thorne

September 10, 2015

The Pilot Program allows students to go to elementary schools and get a hands-on teaching experience. Austin Chamberlain, a senior and an elementary education major, said he has grown as a teacher in the first couple of weeks of the Pilot Program. The program runs from Aug. 10 to the end of the school yea...

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