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Your liberal arts degree makes you a superhero

Your liberal arts degree makes you a superhero

Will Phillips, Staff Writer November 12, 2019

You might be hesitant to get a liberal arts degree, especially in the current age, where it’s a running joke that majoring in English or Art will make you a professional barista.  Much to the surprise...

Katie Waters to present her artwork during her time with the university

Katie Waters to present her artwork during her time with the university

Caroline Schultheis, Staff Writer April 8, 2019

The College of Liberal Arts at the University of Southern Indiana will host the final Liberal Arts Faculty Colloquium for the Spring 2019 semester. This will feature professor and chair of the USI Art...

Poll: Students unsure about post-grad success

Poll: Students unsure about post-grad success

Riley Guerzini, News Editor January 30, 2018

Graphic by Monica Smith Students across the country are feeling less assured that they will graduate with the necessary skills to prepare them for the workforce. A 2017 Gallup/Strada national student...

No ‘bad’ majors

Emma Corry, Staff Writer January 17, 2018

If you’re a liberal arts major, you’ve more than likely been asked you what you plan on majoring in during college. You  might say, “I’m an art major,” “I’m a theatre major” or “I’m...

Students from Leigh Anne Howard's Advanced Performance Class use yarn to visually communicate their message

‘Yarnstorm’ hits campus

Riley Guerzini, News Editor April 6, 2017

Last Sunday, students from Leigh Anne Howard’s Advanced Performance class ‘yarnstormed’ campus in an effort to visually communicate the ideas and theories they discussed in class. The Shield sat...

Local dance instructor Heidi Garza leads attendees at the university’s Day of the Dead celebration in a salsa dance. The annual event featured Garza’s Latin dance lessons as a new component of the three-hour celebration in the Liberal Arts Building.

Celebrating the dead

Three student groups collaborate for Mexican holiday
Gabi Wy, Features Editor November 3, 2016

On Día de los Muertos, or the Day of the Dead, Gabriela Aguilar feels a connection to her half-sibling Ramses. The sophomore biochemistry major admired the festive display with a friend at the university’s...

deJong

‘Enthusiastic’ professor recognized by arts council

Gabi Wy, Features Editor August 17, 2016
Brakston Farrar said art professor Joan deJong doesn’t spoonfeed her students.

New dean aims to “maximize abilities”

James Beeby named as Liberal Arts Dean
Gabi Wy, News Editor February 24, 2016

As an Englishman, James Beeby has always been fascinated with America. Provost Ron Rochon named Beeby the new dean of the College of Liberal Arts Friday. He replaces former Liberal Arts Dean Michael...

Dean of LA retiring after fall semester

Gabi Wy August 18, 2015

Michael Aakhus, dean of liberal arts, will retire after the fall semester. Ann White, dean of nursing and health professions, spoke at a fall faculty meeting expressing appreciation for how helpful...

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