The Shield

Eagle expeditions: hands-on cultural learning

Eagle expeditions: hands-on cultural learning

Sarah Rogers, Features Editor

October 16, 2018

Every week The Shield will feature a student who spent time in another country over the summer. This week, The Shield interviewed senior communication studies and public relations major Emma Luczkowski about her study abroad trip to Harlaxton College in Grantham, England.  The Shield: Where ...

New dean aims to “maximize abilities”

Gabi Wy, News Editor

February 24, 2016

As an Englishman, James Beeby has always been fascinated with America. Provost Ron Rochon named Beeby the new dean of the College of Liberal Arts Friday. He replaces former Liberal Arts Dean Michael Aakhus, who retired in December. Beeby, who is originally from Northamptonshire, England, currently serves ...

Travel changes lives

Megan Thorne, Features Editor

January 13, 2016

When you’re 30,000 feet up, cramped in a little seat, forced to use a bathroom that would be too small for a Smurf to walk into, you begin to think, is it worth it? And then you realize you’re only 30 minutes into your 20-hour traveling extravaganza. Is traveling abroad worth it? Most definite...

International students to experience American Thanksgiving in Chicago

Rachel Christian

November 18, 2014

Tom Gibbons isn't going home for Thanksgiving this year, but it's hard to blame him. His hometown is nearly 4,000 miles away. Gibbons, a sophomore history major, is from Warrington, England, about halfway between Liverpool and Manchester. This year, he is one of dozens of international students...

Students struggle financially after studying abroad

Students struggle financially after studying abroad

Paola Marizan

October 14, 2014

Junior Spanish and advertising double-major Leigh Larkin got to study abroad in Spain for two and a half months last summer. In return, she lost all of her financial aid. “The university doesn’t receive your transcripts until 90 days after you come back home,” Larkin said. “You can lose...

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