The Shield

Unexpected lessons

Megan Miller, Chief Copy Editor

January 10, 2018

Almost every time I tell someone I’m an English major, they ask me if I want to be an English teacher.

Writing: going by the wayside?

Writing: going by the wayside?

Sarah Rogers, Opinion Editor

April 11, 2017

There is an ethical and moral distinction between a diary and a journal. A diary is covered in pink taffeta with a heart shaped lock keeping its 9-year-old secrets from the prying eyes of 7-year-old brothers. A diary is the essence of petty problems and frivolous dreams. A journal is home...

The curious case of love

Christina Hauger (Thalia), Jim Hunter (Tim), Melissa Henning (Sonia) and Devin Victoria McBride (Charlotte) rehearse a scene from

Nick Leighty, Staff writer

September 1, 2016

Evansville Civic Theatre’s main stage is usually reserved for family friendly plays, but their next production is anything but. Instructor in English Alice Shen kicks off the Civic Theatre’s Underground Series with her play “The Conversation About the Keys.” The production contains adult language, open flame, and simulated alcohol and ci...

Dropping it like a mixtape

Megan Thorne, Features Editor

December 10, 2015

The Poetry Workshop students put out their first mix tape on Monday, featuring 18 poems and 9 students.

New writing lab brings more opportunities

New writing lab brings more opportunities

Steve Babcock

March 19, 2014

A new writing lab at USI provides specialized tutoring for English majors and international students. Associate Professor of English Sunny Hawkins oversees Eagles Write, located in the Orr Center room 3074, and said she knows firsthand from her experience at Southern Illinois University (SIUC) that ...

Unique degree awaits state approval

Bobby Shipman

November 19, 2013

The Board of Trustees approved a Master of Arts in English (MAE) Nov. 7, which will provide students flexibility instead of demanding a specialization like most graduate programs. Charles Conaway said the MAE will require two courses, allowing students to choose the rest. “The key is flexibility,”...

English professor ‘makes department tick’

Haley Fulk

April 3, 2013

Rebecca Evon, Jesse Daro and Sunny Hawkins have one major thing in common - they’re all names for the same person. Rebecca Evon, a young girl of a “sunny” disposition born to Pentecostal parents, grew up in Red Hill, Ill. Jesse Daro, author of “Skin,” “Blood” and “Bones,” a sci-fi trilogy of ali...

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