The Shield

USI/KWC rivalry ending

Zane Clodfelter

March 6, 2013

When the final buzzer sounded after No. 19 Southern Indiana defeated Kentucky Wesleyan 71-55 at the PAC Thursday, it signified not only the end of the game and regular season, but also the end of a rivalry. With KWC leaving the GLVC after this season for the newly created Great Midwest Athletic Conf...

Ford Center to host first Division II event

Zane Clodfelter

March 6, 2013

Although the site now boasts nothing more than a large hole, the intersection of Boeke Avenue and Division Street in Evansville was once home to Roberts Stadium, a destination for Division II basketball programs across the country. From 1957-1976, Roberts Stadium hosted the Division II Elite Eigh...

Nursing program continues to improve with DEU

Ariana Beedie

March 6, 2013

The Dedicated Education Unit (DEU) teaches nursing majors how to adequately care for patients in a hospital setting. St. Mary’s nursing staff collaborates with nursing students to carefully prepare them for a job the nursing field. A DEU is an area of the hospital dedicated to only one school of n...

Music, movies and more: “Dead Space 3”

Roberto Campos

March 6, 2013

“Dead Space 3” Rating: 4/5 stars  At its core, “Dead Space 3” is a game that will have you cursing whoever came up with the idea of air vents. And this isn’t a bad thing. The premise of “Dead Space” is that you’re an engineer named Isaac Clarke, and throughout the fran...

Music, movies and more: “Amok”

Jake Bethel

March 6, 2013

“Amok” Atoms for Peace Rating: 3.5/5 Super groups are an odd idea for me. I usually sleep on them because something inside me expects the result to be an over-polished talent-fest in which no one musician's ideas are heard among the crowd, but rather everyone's are audible simultaneously, like...

Guest lecturer uses Harry Potter to keep medieval times ‘alive’

Meredith Harris

March 6, 2013

Stretching beyond the realm of the Harry Potter world, some characters in the series mirror the lives of Medieval Saints. Wendy Hennequin, English Associate Professor at Tennessee State University, will present her lecture, "God for Harry, Hogwarts, and St. George: How J.K. Rowling Uses Medieval S...

Are you REDI?

Haley Fulk

March 6, 2013

Pacers tickets, artwork, gift certificates, jewelry and even a guitar - rumored to include lessons - are some of the items up for bidding today as a part of  “Are You REDI?” “Are You REDI?” is a silent auction taking place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday in the Traditions Lounge. Money raised...

Vagina monologues: ‘Learn to respect, learn how to love better’

Shannon Hall

March 6, 2013

A 17-year-old boy kissed a 17-year-old-year girl and she got wet. The boy told her that she smelled bad. Since then, the girl never again got close to a man. Later, they found the cancer. This is an abbreviated version of the monologue of a 72-year-old woman that Eve Ensler wrote for her Vagina Monologues. USI...

Eagles find success in learning from past mistakes

Zane Clodfelter

February 27, 2013

With the regular-season schedule winding down and the GLVC tournament next weekend, USI men’s basketball Head Coach Rodney Watson understands the importance of every remaining game.After the first five minutes of Saturday’s game against McKendree, it was evident his players understood the circumstances as w...

‘We need to protect our home’

Jimmy Pyles

February 27, 2013

After a rocky first half, the USI women’s basketball team lost its second straight home game to McKendree University 58-45 on Saturday at the PAC.The Eagles (17-8 overall, 9-8 GLVC), made just 17.9 percent of its field-goal attempts after taking 39 shots. The team was 1-of-13 from behind the three poin...

The doctors are in: Cedar Hall

Roberto Campos

February 27, 2013

Keegan Ellermann, 17, felt some pain in his lower back, but instead of going to St. Mary’s, he decided to visit USI’s Cedar Hall Community Health Center. Keegan comes from a family of five that is uninsured, so Cedar Hall was a good option for him to seek treatment for his back problems. Read ...

Production sheds light on history, racism

Ariana Beedie

February 27, 2013

The theatre department recently put on an emotionally high production about race, rioting and history. Written by Anna Deavere Smith in 1992, the play “Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992” is set in Los Angeles and consists of a set of monologues describing different experiences and perceptions of the ...

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spring 2013