The Shield

New project puts LGBT community on map

Damien Burge

September 3, 2014

A new initiative has been created to help members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community find businesses and resources in the Evansville area that provide equal opportunities. The community asset map seeks to provide existing resources, areas of inclusivity and possible opportunities...

Farmers market gives local vendors the opportunity to bloom

Damien Burge

August 28, 2014

The Farmers Market provides Evansville citizens a chance to purchase local food, goods and art. Located downtown, the market is held outdoors and features a variety of vendors. There are events every week and Friday Aug. 29 there will be a drawing for a $100 gift certificate that can be used for any...

Community rallies, says racism still exists

Armon Siadat

April 27, 2014

CORRECTION: The Counseling Center offers its support in promoting and helping with Tolerance Talks, a program put on Housing and Residence Life. Resident Assistants Haley Fulk and Danesha Shelton put on the event. A crowd gathered in the USI Amphitheater Friday for the 2nd annual Rally Against Racism. ...

Service Learning Program coordinates ‘Clean Evansville’ event

Paola Marizan

April 1, 2014

With Global Youth Service Day (GYSD) coming up, local youth are leading a week of activities that will culminate with Clean Evansville on April 12. Coordinated by USI’s Service Learning Program, participants will join millions of others around the globe who are celebrating GYSD. “This is the second ...

StartUp your engines: Local ventures to take off Friday

StartUp your engines: Local ventures to take off Friday

Rachel Christian

February 18, 2014

Kristina Mobley, who works at Papa John's in her hometown of Floyds Knobs, Ind., said she's tired of cutting uneven pizza slices. So the senior public relations and marketing major came up with an idea - the Pizza Guide - a piece of plastic that fits over the pizza and serves as a guide so the pizza...

HJR-6 decision rescheduled for Friday

James Vaughn

December 10, 2013

Classes weren't the only thing canceled Friday - the year's first winter storm caused a number of cancellations, including the Faculty Senate meeting, where members were expected to decide on a public statement regarding House Joint Resolution-6 (HJR-6). The Senate now plans to make a decision at...

COLUMN: River City Sound Brandon Gabriel

COLUMN: River City Sound Brandon Gabriel

Ariana Beedie

November 20, 2013

Brandon Jones, otherwise known as Brandon Gabriel or BG The Miracle, gives a young face and fresh perspective to local hip-hop and brings it to downtown Evansville. Jones and his brothers have been collaborating with local bar The Jungle and hosting free hookah and live performances every Wednesday, ...

Eagles look for improvement after UE loss

Eagles look for improvement after UE loss

Pat Hickey

November 4, 2013

There was a reason why University of Southern Indiana women’s basketball Head Coach Rick Stein scheduled the University of Evansville for another preseason exhibition game at the Ford Center. The Purple Aces run a motion offense and play man-to-man defense, which is true of most teams the Eagles...

Division II Elite Eight returns to original home

Division II Elite Eight returns to original home

Zane Clodfelter

October 23, 2013

For the second straight season, the Great Lakes Valley Conference (GLVC) Tournament will be at the Ford Center in Evansville, starting with the quarterfinal round on March 7, and ending with the championship game two days later. Southern Indiana's men's basketball team hopes it will be playing lo...

COLUMN: River City Sound Aaron Vukovich

COLUMN: River City Sound Aaron Vukovich

Ariana Beedie

October 17, 2013

Aaron Vukovich has been around the Evansville music scene for a long time playing bass in and out of ensembles. For now, the 33-year-old Evansville native is taking it easy and jamming here and there, but misses the older local music scene. “The scene back then was cool. There were all kinds of band...

The Blind Side couple wants you to ‘turn around’

The Blind Side couple wants you to ‘turn around’

James Vaughn

October 2, 2013

Laughter rose from the crowd inside The Centre Tuesday night as Leigh Anne and Sean Tuohy took the stage. Leigh Anne paced around Sean in her six-inch heels staring him up and down. “You know what they’re thinking, don’t you?” she asked him rhetorically. “She looks just like Sandra Bullock...

What’s wrong with USI?

Jessica Stallings

September 24, 2013

I really want to know what is wrong with USI. I have attended this university for almost two years and lived around this area my entire life, but I'm still not sure what it is that people don't like about this campus. The university has been put down so many times, even by students attending. People...

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