The Shield

COVID-19: Timeline

The Shield has compiled a list of five resources students can take advantage of as the university switches to online learning for the remainder of the semester due to coronavirus.

Riley Guerzini, Editor-in-Chief

March 25, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has gripped our world, country and university, causing various shutdowns, layoffs and cancellations. Here is a timeline of events from the past three months regarding the pandemic.     Jan. 11 - China reports first death due to coronavirus     Jan. 20 - Countries outs...

Students shine at Starbucks Open Mic Night

Tessa Robbins, a freshman business administration major, performed at the Starbucks Open Mic Night on Nov. 14.

Emma Corry, Features Editor

November 19, 2019

Tessa Robbins sang “Million Reasons” by Lady Gaga at a busy Starbucks when her friends, gathered at one of the tables, started swaying their cell phone flashlights in rhythm with the music. “I had no idea they were going to do that,” the freshman business administration major said. “I f...

Reading series to conclude semester with contemporary poets

Poets Emily Skaja (left) and and Marcus Wicker (right) will present their work Thursday at 4:30 p.m. in Forum I.

Jeana Everhart, Staff Writer

November 12, 2019

Nadia Farmer said she tries to go to the Southern Indiana Reading Series every semester because she is able to learn more about different writing perspectives and creativity. “It's a good experience for the students,” the junior creative writing major said. “It’s cool to see what the authors do...

Better speakers, better students

Sam Stoffer, Staff Writer

January 17, 2018

I have never had to experience a professor offering extra credit for attending a program that brings in a guest speaker or member of the faculty to discuss a major, topic, etc. Unfortunately for many other students, this is not the case. Many professors offer extra credit for this and for various reaso...

Greek event to raise funds for charity

Ariana Beedie

October 1, 2013

Students can sink competitors' canoes and donate to charity, all at the same time. “Don’t Sink Your Battleship,” a competition sponsored by the Interfraternal Council, gives students the chance to sink another's canoe on Friday. The object of the game is simple: sink the opposing team's boat...

Spanish film fest brings diversity in campus events

Bobby Shipman

September 11, 2013

USI’s Spanish Film Festival kicked off Sept. 6, with minimal attendance. Merely 30-40 attendees were present for Friday’s screening of Spanish film “Wilaya,” the first in a series of five Spanish movies that will be presented in Forum I. “We have to probably promote more across campus...

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