The Shield

Dodge the ball: It’s just a game

Jimmy Pyles

April 3, 2013

Two teams divided by a line on the floor, each individual equipped with a rubber ball to throw at opposing members, the aim being to eliminate the other team’s players while trying not to be eliminated yourself - in other words, a grade-school game known only as dodgeball. The game is slowly being tak...

Don’t hit me: Dodgeball can be bullying

James Vaughn

April 3, 2013

Dodgeball – the word I feared more than anything when I walked into my elementary school gym. And I’m positive I’m not the only one. I rarely ever tried actually dodging what was coming at me. When the whistle blew, I’d just stand there shielding myself while two or three balls flew toward me. ...

Visitor, Conference Centers a possibility

James Vaughn

March 27, 2013

If university donors give the university enough money, a Visitor Center and a Conference Center could be added to USI’s campus. Vice President for Finance and Administration Mark Rozewski said construction could start years from now as they are in the very early stages of planning. He said he does...

Walking for awareness: Men walk to end violence against women

Jessica Stallings

March 27, 2013

Tyler Pipes has his own pair of high heels prepared for this year’s Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event. “They’ll hopefully show off my legs,” Pipes, senior kinesiology and sports management major, said. “Unfortunately, we haven’t had too much sun to work on my tan, but the heels will make up fo...

President’s evaluation moves forward

Jessie Hellmann

March 27, 2013

The Board of Trustees took its first step in USI President Linda Bennett’s tenure evaluation Tuesday night in a way that is entirely new to the university. This is the first time an outside firm helped with a presidential evaluation, but the trustees thought it was necessary because the university had ne...

High hopes for outdoor track & field

Zane Clodfelter

March 27, 2013

Despite the below-freezing temperatures and snow on campus, Friday marks the beginning of the men’s outdoor track and field schedule for head coach Mike Hillyard and his Southern Indiana athletes. “We have been trying to deal with the weather,” Hillyard said. “We are used to dealing with it w...

“I’m a Screaming Eagle”: Coach Watson looks toward upcoming season

Jimmy Pyles

March 27, 2013

Next season is far away but men’s basketball Head Coach Rodney Watson has a lot to do before he’s ready for next year. Watson is out on the road now trying to fill spots for the four leaving seniors - Kenyon Smith, Travis Jones, Melvyn Little and Keith DeWitt. Read More »...

RecycleMania ends Saturday

Ariana Beedie

March 27, 2013

Each year three universities in Evansville enter the RecycleMania competition for the bragging rights of being the best recyclers in the city. More than 500 schools nationwide participate in RecycleMania, an annual national competition to “promote waste reduction on college campuses.” The competition...

A day in the life: Tim Mahoney

James Vaughn

March 27, 2013

It’s 5:30 a.m. Campus is dead. The parking lots are empty for a change. Not a soul is in sight. Blistering winds and snow falling under the dim lights in March are about the only interesting things about USI on this early Monday morning – except for the fact that Timothy Mahoney has already begu...

Bless My Souls takes off running

Ariana Beedie

March 27, 2013

Megan Lengacher makes shoes. Working between, before and after classes, she uses fabric markers to recreate images and designs for a small price. The freshman graphic design major maintains this hobby, along with schoolwork, just for the love of art. Her business, Bless My Soles, took off this semest...

Letter to the editor

USI Shield Staff

March 20, 2013

We are not allowed to wear Greek lettered sashes when walking on graduation day at USI. I want to change that and don’t understand why it is such a bad thing. So please, can you tell me why this is such a problem and what we can do to change this injustice on our campus? Graduation is a very important day to ma...

‘Big Man on Campus’ Part II

Zane Clodfelter

March 20, 2013

After redshirting last season, starting first baseman Andrew Cope is making an immediate impact for Tracy Archuleta’s Southern Indiana baseball team. Cope, who is the second-ever recipient of the “Big Man on Campus” title, is hitting .311 through the first 14 games of the season, accumulating 1...

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