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

Students advocate for change at 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...

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

Speaker to talk Silicon Valley experience

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...

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

A clear voice in troubled times

White House correspondent speaks at annual luncheon
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...

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

Luncheon to bring true sense of diversity

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...

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

Mentoring program helps women build connections

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...

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.

The element of change

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...

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.

USI administrator files for city council seat

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...

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...

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