The Shield

Volunteer eagles: collecting clothes for chilly nights

The Black Student Union hosted their clothes drive from Nov. 11 to Dec. 4 in the Multicultural Center.

Jeana Everhart, Staff Writer

December 3, 2019

Every other week the Shield will interview a student involved in volunteer work. This week, Perci Hale and Brittany Coleman talk about the Black Student Union's clothes drive. Perci Hale was not prepared for how cold Evansville winters would be when she moved here.  The sophomore theatre major...

Volunteer eagles: playing country music for canned food

The USI chapter of the Country Music Association will host their canned food drive Nov. 14-18 from 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. in the University Center East and West.

Riley Guerzini, Editor-in-Chief

November 12, 2019

Every other week the Shield will interview a student involved in volunteer work. This week, Kaylee Johnson and Gabbie Lynn preview the Country Music Association's upcoming canned food drive. Students looking for a chance to see Old Dominion in concert, while also giving back to the USI community ...

Volunteer eagles: small items can create a big impact

Items will be collected for ECHO Housing Corporation in this box outside the Social Work Department.

Emma Corry, Features Editor

October 29, 2019

Every other week the Shield will interview a student involved in volunteer work. This week, Danielle Lubbe and Katherine Childers talk about their class project to collect items for the ECHO Housing Corporation. Danielle Lubbe said, with a little bit of help, people can get back on their feet. ...

Volunteer eagles: engineering students build bridge, community

USI students and faculty spent eight weeks in Mblasomi, Eswatini building a bridge.

Emma Corry, Features Editor

October 15, 2019

Every other week the Shield will interview a student involved in volunteer work. This week, Koby Lindner and Josef Winkler talk about their involvement building a bridge in Mdlasomi, Eswatini. A nearly 100-meter long suspension bridge sits across the Ngwempisi River in the African country of Eswati...

Volunteer eagles: collecting books for a better future

Ibrahima Yaro, a public administration graduate student and Dawn Winters, a director of academics for English as a Second Language and part-time English faculty at Western Kentucky University, collect books for the drive.

Jeana Everhart, Staff Writer

September 30, 2019

Every other week the Shield will interview a student involved in volunteer work. This week, Jean-Marie Uwimana and Ibrahima Yaro talk about their involvement in the African Cultures Club book drive. Jean-Marie Uwimana said he always wanted to read, but there were never enough books in the Zimbabw...

Volunteer eagles: sorority gives back to the community

Alpha Sigma Tau hosts a cook-off event every fall called tASTE.

Jeana Everhart, Staff Writer

September 17, 2019

Every other week the Shield will interview a student involved in volunteer work. This week, Emma Shafer and Dana Hunt talk about their involvement with volunteer activities through Alpha Sigma Tau. Emma Shafer said she wanted to join a sorority in college to find a strong sisterhood and a community on...

Volunteer USI recognizes students, mentors, members of the community

Jennie Puckett, a 2003 graduate, Darrin Sorrells, a learning assistance specialist, and Rebeka Mercker, a senior biology pre-med major, accept their awards.

Jeana Everhart, Staff Writer

September 2, 2019

Volunteer USI recognized three recipients of the Volunteer of the Year awards during their annual dinner Aug. 21. The awards recognize a student, a mentor who is a part of the university faculty or staff, and a volunteer who is a part of the university’s faculty, staff or alumni. Each volunteer was...

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