The Shield

‘A remarkable moment’

President Linda Bennett and USI alumni Cody Morris pass the torch at the Indiana Bicentennial Torch Relay.

Taylor O'Neil Hall, Staff Writer

September 14, 2016

The Indiana Bicentennial Torch Relay made its way through Evansville Saturday with 24 torch bearers from Vanderburgh County, all with differing ages and backgrounds. One of the torch bearers was the university president Linda Bennett. Another was Cody Morris, a university alum. “It was such an honor ...

‘Expect more than just a tour’

Linda Bennett, donors and student ambassadors break ground on the Fuquay Welcome Çenter last Friday. There will be an official ribbon cutting ceremony for the center in 2018.

Taylor O'Neil Hall, Staff Writer

September 7, 2016

Last Thursday, the university broke ground on the Fuquay Welcome Center. The groundbreaking ceremony started off with Jeffrey Knight, chair of the board of trustees, talking about how lively the university is right now. He told a story of almost being ran over by a student on a skateboard, and then h...

Bennett receives Rotary Civic Award

Nick Leighty, Staff writer

May 2, 2016

When President Linda Bennett attended a rotary club luncheon April 19, she was unaware of what was in store. Bennett received the 2015 Rotary Civic Award for leadership in the community and significant contributions to the community and state of Indiana. The Rotary Club Civic Award was founded in 1927 to re...

Lugar, Hamilton to discuss political civility

Nick Leighty, Staff writer

March 17, 2016

To completely understand civility in politics, one must understand the interactions of political figures. President Linda Bennett described the House of Representatives as a majoritarian body where minority political parties are not included in actions and the Senate is a deliberative body, where o...

University celebrates engagement

Director of Corporate Partnerships Charmaine McDowell sets up Jenga, which she uses for team building during the interactive fair for the Celebration of Engagement Tuesday at the Performance Center. This was the second year for the Celebration of Engagement which aims to inform faculty on the partnerships and interactions that go on as a result of Outreach and Engagement.

Nick Leighty, Staff Writer

March 2, 2016

Linda White’s first thought when asked about engagement was about weddings and TLC’s “Say Yes to the Dress.”

Yakkers Anonymous

Yakkers Anonymous

Gabi Wy, News Editor

February 17, 2016

President Linda Bennett announced at the beginning of the semester that the university will focus on the concept of “civility.” Bennett said this focus promotes healthy discussion despite critical differences in opinion, beliefs and culture. Over the next few weeks, The Shield will explore differen...

Storify: Trustees talk charges, projects, future

Gabi Wy, News Editor

January 14, 2016

The Board of Trustees met at 10 a.m. EST in Indianapolis today to discuss progress made since its last meeting Nov. 5.

Second strategic plan progresses

Gabi Wy, News Editor

January 8, 2016

The new Strategic Plan launching in 2016 contains three points: Learning Excellence, Access by Design and Expansion.

VIDEO: Newcomers contemplate how they’ll leave their mark on USI, the world

VIDEO: Newcomers contemplate how they'll leave their mark on USI, the world

James Vaughn

August 22, 2015

Student leaders and administrators begged a question during this year’s new student convocation: How will you leave your mark on the university? The newest group of Eagles flocked Friday afternoon to the Physical Activities Center for a warm welcome from the USI community. The incoming freshmen...

Bennett hopes to tackle student issues following annual breakfast

Bennett hopes to tackle student issues following annual breakfast

Bradie Gray

March 30, 2015

It was an early start for some Eagles Thursday morning as they slowly, but surely, made their way to Carter Hall before 8 a.m. These early birds were there to get advice and a few slices of French toast from President Linda Bennett at the 26th annual Breakfast with the President. Represent...

Students, faculty, alumni to ‘break bread’ with Bennett

Bradie Gray

March 24, 2015

This past August, the Student Alumni Association went to a national conference in St. Louis to present three of the events they organize every year – Lighting a Tradition, Archie’s Birthday and Breakfast with the President. Student Alumni Association Adviser Sarah Harlan said Breakfast with the...

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