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GALLERY: Fall Festival

GALLERY: Fall Festival

Jalon Dowell, Bev Jones, Brittany Smith, Megan Thorne, Photographers

October 10, 2017


Filed under Features

Festival goers screamed as the Scrambler went faster and faster. The Scrambler is one of the many rides that the West Side Nut Club Fall Festival offers to over 200.000 festival goers. This is the festival's 96th year providing the Tristate with 136 booths, amateur talent competitions and a parade.

Evansville Health Center scheduled for May opening

Evansville Health Center scheduled for May opening

Noah Alatza, Staff Writer

October 4, 2017


Filed under News

As anticipation for the Evansville Health, Science, Education and Research center grows, so do the opportunities. “There are not a lot of places that have done this before,” Dean of the College of Nursing and Health Professions Ann White said. “Three universities coming together, working togethe...

TEDx speakers to encourage innovation, focus on culture

TEDx speakers to encourage innovation, focus on culture

Riley Guerzini, News Editor

October 3, 2017


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  When Ryan Loehrlein told his friends and family he wanted to audition for TEDxEvansville, they looked at him like he was crazy. Loehrlein, one of three USI speakers at this year’s TEDxEvansville event, will present his talk “Innovation from a Spark of Curiosity” Friday, Oct. 27 in the Performanc...

Fall Festival worth sacrifice

Fall Festival worth sacrifice

Sarah Rogers, Features Editor

September 26, 2017


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  During Fall Fest, Nathan Popp skips all his classes. The junior economics major is the chairman for Phi Delta Theta’s Fall Festival booth and said, being the chairman, he is pretty much forced to miss school during that week. The West Side Nut Club will be hosting the 96th annu...

RFWC launches Eagle Perks

RFWC launches Eagle Perks

Noah Alatza, Staff Writer

September 4, 2017


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The Recreation, Fitness and Wellness Center will give away free tickets and coupons to various activities and amenities in the Evansville area beginning this month. The program, pinned as Eagle Perks, is aimed to increase student engagement across the university. “This is funded through the student activi...

Evansville Rocks to spread campus cheer

Evansville Rocks to spread campus cheer

Riley Guerzini, News Editor

August 30, 2017


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Local Facebook group Evansville Rocks is coming to campus. The group focuses around painting rocks with positive messages taped to the back, which they then hide around local areas for others to find and post on social media. The Shield sat down with group member Susan Todd, a Senior Administrativ...

Comics come to life

Comics come to life

Sarah Rogers, Features Editor

August 29, 2017


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  Cambria Tobin’s red mini-dress flounced around her legs as she danced around the costumed children, parents and young adults. White lace hung just an inch lower than the red fabric, complemented by a white apron. Pins and buttons decorated the apron like an artist’s haphazard splatter paint. Pink stickers in th...

SAGA raises awareness, money

SAGA raises awareness, money

Riley Guerzini, News Editor

April 25, 2017


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Blaine Halford is no activist, but he said it's important for people to be aware of bullying against those in the LGBT community. Halford, a freshman computer science major, along with members of the Sexuality and Gender Alliance (SAGA) and Students for Gender Violence Awareness (SFGVA) helped raise...

Welcome Center delays continue

Welcome Center delays continue

Riley Guerzini, News Editor

April 19, 2017


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Construction for the Fuquay Welcome Center will be further delayed after bids continue to run overbudget. “We have been using a construction firm to give us a pre-look at what they thought it might cost,” Vice President for Finance and Administration Steve Bridges said. “We would like to be su...

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