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A career after basketball

A career after basketball
How a former player’s experience shaped his life after graduation
September 17, 2019

From USI to Malaysia, Australia and Thailand, one alumnus traveled the world to do one thing: tell stories. Will Harris, a 2004 USI graduate and former basketball player, has traveled around the world...

Study abroad good way to change life views

Study abroad good way to change life views
August 26, 2019

The term “study abroad” seemed daunting to me at first, a hopeful yet hopeless idea. Now looking back on it, I’m glad I decided to take a leap that led to me achieving one of my biggest dreams. After...

Eagle expeditions: singing serves, entertains

The university Chamber Choir traveled to Ireland for the Mayo International Choral Festival Premiere Competition, placing second in sacred music and first in the four-part choir competition out of 38 other choirs. The choir won first overall.
September 9, 2018

Every week The shield will feature a student who spent time in another country over the summer. This week, Benjamin Ulrich shared about his time in Ireland with the university Chamber Choir for their...

Traveling reveals, not changes

Traveling reveals, not changes
August 27, 2018

I always imagined that going overseas would change you. In a way, maybe, but I would argue going overseas reveals you, not changes you. It reveals the person you are, the person you want to be, challenges...

Eagle expeditions: breaking barriers

DeeAnna Reed, a senior business management major, spent seven weeks in Johannesburg, South Africa with a team from Campus Outreach.
August 20, 2018

Every week The Shield will feature a student who spent time in another country over the summer. This week, DeeAnna Reed shared about her seven-week trip to Johannesburg, South Africa. Driving home...

Travel changes lives

January 13, 2016

When you’re 30,000 feet up, cramped in a little seat, forced to use a bathroom that would be too small for a Smurf to walk into, you begin to think, is it worth it? And then you realize you’re only...

Commuter students want to feel at home on campus

Commuter students want to feel at home on campus
January 20, 2014

Driving to campus creates a daily hassle for thousands of students - from traffic jams to rising gas prices to inclement weather conditions - especially for those driving 30 or more minutes. For many...

Art professor tours 25 states

USI Associate Professor of Art Kristen Wilkins  drives her 1964 Avion Sports trailer through West Virginia.
August 21, 2013

Kristen Wilkins, art associate professor, traveled through 25 states in 73 days for the purpose of nostalgia and memory triggering images in a 1964 Avion Sports trailer named Alice. “I’ve always loved...

Art professor tours 25 states

USI Associate Professor of Art Kristen Wilkins  drives her 1964 Avion Sports trailer through West Virginia.
August 21, 2013

Kristen Wilkins in front of her 1964 trailer, Alice Avion.Kristen Wilkins, art associate professor, traveled through 25 states in 73 days for the purpose of nostalgia and memory triggering images in...

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