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College Mentors to host Hygiene Drive

College Mentors to host Hygiene Drive
November 19, 2019

USI’s College Mentors for Kids is having a Seasons Changing Hygiene Drive from Nov. 18-26.  The mentors are accepting deodorants, soaps, toothbrushes, toothpaste, female sanitary napkins, gloves,...

Cross country runner to keynote Hispanic Heritage month event

Cross country runner to keynote Hispanic Heritage month event
September 24, 2019

Thomas Valles, a member of the state champion McFarland High School cross country team featured in the 2015 Disney film “McFarland USA,” will be the keynote speaker for USI’s Hispanic Heritage Month...

USI administrator files for city council seat

USI’s assistant director of the multicultural center officially entered the race for the 2nd ward seat on Evansville’s city council Monday. D'Angelo S. Taylor is challenging longtime incumbent city councilwoman Missy Mosby in the Democratic primaries in May.
January 15, 2019

USI’s assistant director of the multicultural center officially entered the race for the 2nd ward seat on Evansville’s city council Monday. D'Angelo S. Taylor is challenging longtime incumbent...

Culture night teaches Pakistan tradition

Students with the Center for International Programs cheer after performing a dance routine during the Pakistani cultural night at Ruston Hall Wednesday night. The Pakistani night was one of several cultural nights that will take place throughout the semester.
September 28, 2017

Curious eyes scanned around all sides of the Ruston Hall multipurpose room. All walks of life met in one place to experience the wonders of Pakistan Tuesday evening. Danish Kumar and Kiran Naeem,...

Learning culture through dance

Ariel Palermo, freshman theater arts major and Daniella Silba, frehsman Spanish major perform a salsa duo at Latin Dance Night Wednesday evening.
Multicultural event teaches students about Latin culture and dance
September 28, 2017

Latin music pumped through the speakers as instructor Heidi Garza began counting off steps with students following her lead. The pace of the music began to speed up, and the steps, in turn, began to...

Ceremony to highlight ‘trailblazing women’

Marcia Kiessling, associate provost for Student Affairs and Betty Rice, wife of former university president David Rice, admire Rice’s award at the 2015 Phenomenal Women Ceremony. Rice helped link the university to the rest of the Evansville community and would plan and hosts events on the campus during her time here.
March 15, 2017

As the Phenomenal Women ceremony approaches on March 23, The Shield talked to organizer and Multicultural Center Director Pam Hopson about the event honoring females in the community. The ten honorees...

Freshman overcomes adversity

Clifton Jett, president of the Black Student Union introduces Cornell William Brooks, president and CEO for the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.
February 9, 2017

Immediately after high school graduation, Clifton Jett’s mother sat down with her son and asked if he wanted to pursue college. “I was diagnosed with a learning disability in the second grade and...

Hope for campus events

September 21, 2016
Friday night, I walked into the Multicultural Center’s Late Night @ USI event, ‘Rhythm Fest’ and was outside, headed home in approximately two minutes.

Multicultural Center adds trio of employees

Multicultural Center adds trio of employees
August 24, 2016

'It’s all for the students'   D’Angelo Taylor wants the USI community to know the Multicultural Center is for everyone. "You can’t have a multicultural center if you don’t value a different...

‘The man behind the legend’

Guests to the Martin Luther King Jr. Luncheon are served their meals before the guest speaker takes the stage during the 2015 annual event in Carter Hall. This year’s luncheon will include guest speaker Major General Barrye L. Price, the first African American to obtain a doctorate from the Department of History of Texas A&M University.
Keynote speaker to humanize MLK Jr., provide less-known details on activist's life.
January 13, 2016
The annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Luncheon will feature Major General Barrye Price who travels the globe speaking of Dr. King.

Multicultural Center hosting reunion

September 15, 2015

The Multicultural Center is having its first ever Reunion Weekend Friday to Sunday. Held in conjunction with the university’s 50th celebration, past winners of USI Live at the Apollo are returning...

Community rallies, says racism still exists

April 27, 2014

CORRECTION: The Counseling Center offers its support in promoting and helping with Tolerance Talks, a program put on Housing and Residence Life. Resident Assistants Haley Fulk and Danesha Shelton put on...

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