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Professor to present poetry at Griffin Center

Professor to present poetry at Griffin Center

Emma Corry, Staff Writer

April 2, 2019


Filed under Features

The Shield interviewed Professor of English Matthew Graham who will present work from his new poetry collection, “The Geography of Home,” at a poetry reading sponsored by the Southern Indiana Reading Series at 4:30 p.m. April 11 in the Griffin Center. The Shield: When did you start writing? Matthew Graham: In hi...

Dynamic duo to bring poetry to life

Dynamic duo to bring poetry to life

Jeana Everhart, Staff Writer

September 24, 2018


Filed under Features

Casey Pycior said there is something special about hearing poetry read aloud. “I know that sounds kind of over the top but it’s true,” the assistant professor of English said. “You’ll never know which readings will be great, especially poetry. Hearing the poets perform or read their own...

Melodramatic Megans: The Welcome Center fails to welcome

Melodramatic Megans: The Welcome Center fails to welcome

Megan Miller and Megan Thorne

September 17, 2018


Filed under Opinion

It was 2016, the sun was shining and there was a beautiful spacious area outside the Performance Center. It was filled with trees, squirrels and benches where we used to spend the days relaxing and drinking smoothies. And now, there is a giant slab of concrete and no more squirrels or smoothies. I...

Trustees to announce next President

Trustees to announce next President

Noah Alatza, Community Engagement Manager

April 17, 2018


Filed under Breaking News, News

The Board of Trustees will meet in a special session to approve the selection of the university's fourth president Thursday at 1 p.m. in the Griffin Center. Director of Communications John Farless told The Shield that the upcoming meeting is open to the public and media. A press conference is sche...

Poets to present at Griffin Center

Poets to present at Griffin Center

Riley Guerzini, News Editor

September 27, 2017


Filed under News

In a world “at least fifty percent terrible,” Maggie Smith encourages her children to have good bones. Smith and poet Matthew Guenette will read selections from their books “Good Bones” and “Vasectomania” Thursday, Oct. 12 at 4:30 p.m. in the Griffin Center. The reading is free and open...

‘Inspiring vision’: Griffin Center officially opens

Sarah Loesch

May 6, 2016


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Robert Griffin said he doesn't believe anyone ever thought USI would grow to what it is today. "(USI) has been so well done," the former chair of the USI Foundation Board of Directors said. "We've been blessed with three great presidents." Griffin added to the growth of the university with the...

STORIFY: Trustees wrap up semester

Gabi Wy, News Editor

April 29, 2016


Filed under News

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Griffin Center sculpture approved

Griffin Center sculpture approved

Cara Meeks, Staff writer

January 27, 2016


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Liberal Arts Assistant Dean Joan Kempf deJong and John McNaughton, professor emeritus of art, had fun creating twists and turns for USI’s campus. The Art Collection Committee approved the two art professors’ proposal to build a sculpture titled “Bent Twig” in front of the Griffin Center, th...

Griffin Center disrupts nearby residents

Griffin Center disrupts nearby residents

Zackary Willem

September 29, 2015


Filed under News

When Bob Schiff’s children were young, he used to take them fishing in Reflection Lake. “Now you can hardly see the lake,” he said, “let alone get to it.” The construction of the university’s Griffin Center now blocks his neighborhood’s view of the lake except for the cusp of the Liberal A...

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