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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 of the hillbillies in the town you grew up in, liberal arts degrees are powerful and valuable. ...

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 Department, Katie Waters, April 12 at 3 p.m. in Kleymeyer Hall in the lower level of the Liberal Arts...

Poll: Students unsure about post-grad success

Poll: Students unsure about post-grad success

Riley Guerzini, News Editor

January 31, 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 survey poll shows that current college students are less confident that they will graduate with...

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 a journalism major.” And that’s when the mood shifts. You notice the exact moment when their moo...

‘Yarnstorm’ hits campus

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

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 down with Howard, a Professor of Communication Studies, to talk about her class project. The Shield: What was the ya...

Celebrating the dead

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.

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 Day of the Dead celebration Tuesday in the Liberal Arts Building. “This is a day that yo...

‘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”

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 Aakhus, who retired in December. Beeby, who is originally from Northamptonshire, England, currently serves ...

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 Aakhus has been to her throughout her own time at the university. Her words led to all faculty members...

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