The Shield

Students advocate for change at oratorical competition

Kassandra Santos, a junior communications major, won first place for her speech at the Black History Month Oratorical Competition

Christian Lewis, Staff Writer

February 24, 2020

When Kassandra Santos began her oration, impassioned attention fell within the audience. Listeners leaned forward, experiencing a passionate presentation, which ambitiously discussed and challenged an uneasy issue: immigration.   D'Angelo Taylor, the assistant director of the multicultural center, hosted The...

Speaker to talk Silicon Valley experience

Rayvon Carter, who works in Silicon Valley, will speak at 6 p.m. Feb. 10 in Carter Hall D.

Emma Corry, Features Editor

February 4, 2020

D'Angelo Taylor said Rayvon Carter is innovative. The assistant director of the Multicultural Center said Carter, the upcoming speaker for Black History Month, inspired him. "He's always been one step ahead of his time,” The assistant director of the Multicultural Center said. “I consider him...

A clear voice in troubled times

White House correspondent April Ryan spoke at the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Luncheon Jan. 20 in Carter Hall.

Emma Corry, Features Editor

January 21, 2020

April Ryan stood before a crowd of people in Carter Hall on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and asked them where was their "dis"ease (unease) at the state of the world for African Americans and where was the clear voice in troubled times that King represented. The Multicultural Center and USI Foundation ...

Luncheon to bring true sense of diversity

The 2019 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Luncheon will feature White House Correspondent April Ryan.

Emma Corry, Features Editor

January 14, 2020

One annual event brings prominent African American speakers to USI in order to honor the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Luncheon is hosted by the USI Multicultural Center and USI Foundation and features a prominent African American Keynote Speaker. ...

Mentoring program helps women build connections

Women Unlocked meets weekly every Tuesday at 2 p.m. in the Multicultural Center.

Jeana Everhart, Staff Writer

September 24, 2019

Ta’Meia Burleigh said coming to the university as a new student can be difficult. Students are entering adulthood and everything is new, which can be scary.   The junior biology major said she wanted a place where she could share her experiences in a non-judgemental environment during her fres...

The element of change

Kassie Santos (right), D’Angelo Taylor (middle right), Ta’Meia Burleigh (middle left), and Clifton Jett (left) smile after the Black History Month Oratorical Competition.

Sarah Rogers, Features Editor

February 5, 2019

Ta’Meia Burleigh used to hate her hair. The sophomore biology major looked at her tightly curled black hair and felt that the soft poofs were too bold and drew too much attention to herself. She would singe her hair under the heat of a flat iron, trying to make her hair into what she deemed...

USI administrator files for city council seat

USI’s assistant director of the multicultural center officially entered the race for the 2nd ward seat on Evansville’s city council Monday. D'Angelo S. Taylor is challenging longtime incumbent city councilwoman Missy Mosby in the Democratic primaries in May.

Noah Alatza, News Editor

January 15, 2019

USI’s assistant director of the multicultural center officially entered the race for the 2nd ward seat on Evansville’s city council Monday. D'Angelo S. Taylor is challenging longtime incumbent city councilwoman Missy Mosby in the Democratic primaries in May. Taylor has run for political of...

Provost’s old friend delivers informative speech, says ‘the dream still matters’

Bradie Gray

January 19, 2015

James Anderson, a man of more achievements than one can count on both hands, delivered an informative speech during the 2015 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Luncheon. Anderson, the Edward William and Jane Marr Gutsgell Professor of Education; head of the Department of Education Policy, Or...

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