The Shield

Boostrom named Distinguished Professor

Dennis Marshall

May 2, 2013

At the beginning of the semester, Education Professor Robert Boostrom separated his EDU 176 class into groups according to passages he wrote on the board. This week, he asked the class if they continued to believe in those passages. Every student, aside from two individuals, agreed on a single passage be...

Walk-up songs ‘fire up’ players, show personality

Ariana Beedie

April 25, 2013

The University of Southern Indiana baseball players have spiced things up with their walk-up music on campus. To encourage focus and comfort during games, players hear a few seconds of their individually picked songs when they go up to bat. Instead of hearing the silent anticipation of the crowd w...

Students look forward to next chapter in life

Jessica Stallings

April 24, 2013

Senior Chelsea Schmidt, who will graduate in May with a degree in marketing and a minor in psychology, said after being in school for four years she is very excited to close this chapter of her life. “I'm most excited about not having a pile of homework staring at me every evening and weekend and...

New sorority ‘adds another dimension to Greek life’

Jessie Hellmann

April 24, 2013

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. (AKA) charted a new chapter on USI’s campus Sunday night. AKA, which is the oldest Greek-lettered organization established by African-American college women in the United States, welcomed 12 USI students. David Stetter, fraternity and sorority life director, said US...

Conference Center would impact campus nature

James Vaughn

April 24, 2013

As plans for the unconfirmed addition of a Conference Center to USI’s campus move forward, students and environmentalists express concern for the proposed location. Recent design plans illustrate the possible Conference Center on the west side of Reflection Lake. University architect Mike Mohr said ...

Eagles sweep ‘homeless’ Rangers

Jimmy Pyles

April 24, 2013

The University of Wisconsin-Parkside was the home team this weekend at USI due to the bad weather their campus has endured this year. “In my twelve years with the team this is by far, weather-wise, one of the worst spring seasons for us,” said Laura Fillipp, head softball coach for UW-Parkside....

Men’s tennis team wins sixth GLVC title in program history

Zane Clodfelter

April 24, 2013

All season long, Southern Indiana Tennis Head Coach Chris Crawford wanted his team to play with the level of potential he knew they had. On Saturday, the Eagles exceeded his expectations when No. 40 USI won the GLVC Championship, defeating No. 20 Drury 5-3 in Indianapolis. “I saw more than what I’ve eve...

DEUs connect USI students with local hospital staff, patients

Shannon Hall

April 24, 2013

The College of Nursing and Health Professions is living up to USI’s motto “Get the Edge” by adding a second dedicated education unit (DEU) for nursing students to utilize. The nursing program began the semester with one DEU at St. Mary’s, but it now has a second one at Deaconess, which began...

Galleries display student work

Ariana Beedie

April 24, 2013

Matt Perez never thought he would place first in an art exhibition. The junior studio art major won Best of Show, along with two other major awards, at the 43rd Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition on April 7. “I’m happy to be where I’m at right now,” Perez said. Perez entered four pieces of art int...

USI choirs combine with other musicians for riverside performance

Haley Fulk

April 24, 2013

USI’s women’s and chamber choirs joined professional musicians, church singers and rival university students on the stage of RiverPark Center in Owensboro for a regional choir performance Saturday. An orchestra and more than 200 voices joined together for rehearsal at 10:30 a.m. USI’s women...

Remembering Ruth Waller

Jessie Hellmann

April 17, 2013

Ruth Waller was free-spirited, gentle, caring and a “miracle woman.” She was a mother, wife and pioneer for women’s athletics and intramurals during her 36-year career at USI. Ruth passed away after a battle with cancer and illness Saturday morning. Despite having a bout with breast cancer in ...

County commissioners to vote on rezoning

Jessie Hellmann

April 17, 2013

Students could soon have a strip full of restaurants and shops within walking distance of the campus on University Parkway, if a rezoning ordinance is passed by the Vanderburgh County Commissioners. The area plan commission recommended the 200 areas of property at the northwest corner of University Parkway ...

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