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College Mentors to host Hygiene Drive

College Mentors to host Hygiene Drive

Susanna Fravell, Staff Writer

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, hats, and monetary donations. All donations can be dropped off at the tables they have set up around campus or at...

Cross country runner to keynote Hispanic Heritage month event

Cross country runner to keynote Hispanic Heritage month event

Riley Guerzini, Editor-in-Chief

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 event at 6 p.m. Oct. 2 in Carter Hall. The event, moderated by USI graduate Paola Marizan, will feature...

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.

Noah Alatza, News Editor

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 city councilwoman Missy Mosby in the Democratic primaries in May. Taylor has run for political of...

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.

Austin Lewis, Staff Writer

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, both exchange students from Pakistan, guided the masses through the presentation. Not only was this t...

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.

Jeana Everhart, Staff Writer

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 quicken and extend.   Eventually, the 20 students began dancing together, missing steps occasiona...

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.

Gabi Wy, Features Editor

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 this year include USI students, faculty and women from the Evansville area. The Shield: What is the his...

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.

Gabi Wy, Features Editor

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 was held back,” Jett said. “Since then, I’ve struggled academically. I decided to come to college be...

Hope for campus events

Philip Kuhns

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

Sarah Loesch and Gabi Wy

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 variety of people," the assistant director of the Multicultural Center said. Taylor was ...

‘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.

Bobby Shipman, Editor-in-Chief

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

Nick Leighty

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 for the event. Also, students in the Designed by Grace gospel choir will sing at the Performance C...

Community rallies, says racism still exists

Armon Siadat

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 the event. A crowd gathered in the USI Amphitheater Friday for the 2nd annual Rally Against Racism. ...

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