The Shield

Life-saving social media

Talk to tackle importance of connectivity
February 24, 2016
Public Relations Instructor Mary Beth Reese’s friend was in Nepal when the earthquake hit last April. Reese asked herself, “Is she OK? How do we connect with her?” as she saw graphic pictures of the earthquake’s effects on the news.

Yakkers Anonymous

Yakkers Anonymous
Bennett says anonymity promotes uncivil behavior
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...

Uncle Gaddis’ Guide to Social Media

August 23, 2015

Gather ‘round you bright-eyed freshmen and lend me an ear. I know you’ve just experienced an avalanche of information from college officials, roommates and well-meaning people who think unsolicited...

Ice Bucket Challenge needs to cool down

August 20, 2014

Many people felt the chill of winter this summer after dumping buckets of ice over their heads or jumping into bathtubs overflowing with ice cubes. While some may assume this was done in an effort to escape...

UPDATED: Anonymous social media posts spark concern

September 22, 2013

UPDATE: The “USI Confessionss” Facebook page and the “USI Confessions” Twitter page “will be officially closed” Oct. 11. “Over the past few months this page has been shut down three times,...

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