The Shield

Q&A with award-winning screenwriter, producer Anne Rosellini

James Vaughn

April 17, 2013

An Oscar nominee made USI’s campus her red carpet April 10, visiting the university and participating in a round-table discussion about “Winter’s Bone,” an award-winning film which she wrote and produced. The movie, which was Jennifer Lawrence’s break-out roll, received four nods from the Oscars in 2011, two f...

Drag queens entertain USI audience

Dennis Marshall

April 17, 2013

In the times of Shakespeare, women were not allowed to perform in the theater, so men had to perform the roles of women. Many believe that the term drag originated during this time and was an acronym for ‘Dressed As a Girl.’ About 40 people attended the Spectrum Drag Show on Monday in Mitchell Au...

‘It doesn’t matter who you love’

Meredith Harris

April 17, 2013

Corey Dean said he was “culture shocked” when he came to USI’s campus because there are many accepting people here. The freshman biology major came from a “hick county” - Gibson County, Ind. – where his high school “was in the middle of a cornfield.” “We have the people up there that ...

Finding talent in the tri-state

Zane Clodfelter

April 17, 2013

When you ask Southern Indiana baseball Head Coach Tracy Archuleta about recruiting, it’s clear that one of his primary goals is finding talent around the tri-state. “Every time we go out we try to get the best kids in the tri-state area,” Archuleta said. “If we are able to get guys from Evans...

USI to hire assistant dean of students

Ariana Beedie

April 10, 2013

Because the dean of students position alone cannot meet the needs of all students on campus, the university is in the process of hiring an assistant dean of students. The assistant dean of students position was planned by the previous dean of students, Barry Schonberger, said Shelly Blunt, the interi...

Students work to eliminate Evansville’s ‘miserable’ title

James Vaughn

April 10, 2013

A class of public relations students at USI tackled Evansville’s recently acquired “miserable” status. When a student shared an article about a recent Gallup poll responsible for listing Evansville as one of the top ten most miserable cities in America, other students were “disgusted,” said freshman pu...

One step at a time

Jessie Hellmann

April 10, 2013

Happy-go-lucky 15-year-old Chrissy Harris had everything she could ever want. A charming, cute, funny and athletic high school student swept her off her feet in study hall and he became her boyfriend. Everything was great until three months later. He began to tell her who she could and couldn’t be f...

Rugby starts spring season

Jessie Hellmann

April 10, 2013

The University of Southern Indiana’s rugby club, coming off a state championship during the fall season in the Indiana Rugby Football Union, ventures to excel against a stronger schedule in the spring season. And so far, it has. USI, ranked 13th of 210 teams in the nation, beat Michigan State 16-10 on ...

Boesing leads Eagles to ‘consistent success’

Zane Clodfelter

April 10, 2013

USI Head Tennis Coach Chris Crawford recruits players from every direction, with distance having no significance in his recruiting plan. Crawford’s team is diverse, with eight players from seven different countries, but he needed some help in landing the lone Indiana native on his USI tennis roste...

Music, movies & more: ‘Oz the Great and Powerful’

Shannon Hall

April 10, 2013

Never having been a huge “Wizard of Oz” fan, I drug my feet going to go see “Oz the Great and Powerful.”  “Oz the Great and Powerful” is a prequel to the movie version of “The Wizard of Oz,” yet it is nothing like “Wicked.” But let’s face it - who cares about the wizard? Witches ...

Music, movies & more: ‘BioShock Infinite’

Roberto Campos

April 10, 2013

“BioShock Infinite” is masterfully crafted rollercoaster ride that provides an experience that will have you on the edge of your seat and wanting more. If there’s one thing that anyone who reads this review should know, it’s that you simply must play this game. In “BioShock Infinite,” you assu...

The three amigos

Ariana Beedie

April 10, 2013

Three USI students will head to Spain this summer to promote the university for six weeks.  USI Eagles Abroad, a program created by Matt Rust and Brian Lewallen in Fall 2012, will track the students as they promote studying abroad through the use of social media. The three students not only have a s...

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