The Shield

Display memorializes fallen veterans


Emma Corry, Features Editor

January 28, 2020

A wall displayed the memorialized and young faces of people in military uniform, their photos surrounded by post-it notes covered in hand-written messages picked up from surrounding tables next to the tissue boxes. A nationally touring photo-display of Indiana Military who have died in a war zone ...

Trump signs order eliminating student loan debt for disabled veterans

President Donald Trump speaks in Evansville Aug. 21 at the Ford Center.

Riley Guerzini, Editor-in-Chief

August 21, 2019

President Donald Trump signed a memorandum Wednesday eliminating student loan debt for about 25,000 disabled veterans, according to the Louisville Courier-Journal. Trump vowed to forgive all of the average $30,000 in student loan debt for disabled veterans. Only about half of the 50,000 disabled veterans wh...

Dental hygiene clinic fulfills veterans’ needs

Senior dental hygiene major Mackenzie Roll performs a check-up on veteran Michah Bahr. Bahr served in the U.S. Navy from 2004-2012 and gets his dental service for free from the USI Dental Hygiene Clinic. He said the program is “pretty cool” and he likes to help the dental students get real life experience when he comes in for his cleaning.

Gabi Wy, Features Editor

March 15, 2017

During one of his check-ups at the USI Dental Hygiene Clinic, veteran Harley Hobgood said he considers himself friends with senior Kaila Raven after several visits together. With several tools in her hands and goggles around her head, a smiling Raven nodded in agreement. As Raven adjusted a pillow behind Hobg...

University honors veterans with exhibit

The Color Guard from the American legion in Mt. Vernon Indiana presents the flags during the Remember Our Fallen ceremony on Friday morning. The Remember our fallen 
memorial is a national touring display of veterans that have passed away in war. The one at USI is sponsored by Fifth Third bank and held on campus.

Megan Thorne

September 30, 2015

The entrance to USI’s Performance Center fell silent as TAPS echoed through upstairs Friday morning. in respect for the “Remembering Our Fallen” exhibit. As the program went on tears fell down the faces of those who had lost their loved ones and those who came to remember. Joel Matherly, man...

Bill could help veterans transition to campus life

Jessie Hellmann

February 20, 2013

Bill proposed in Indiana Senate could help veterans transition to school easier A piece of legislation could make college life easier for veteran students in Indiana. The bill’s author, State Senator Sue Glick (R - LaGrange), said the bill, Senate Bill 115, would ease the transition process for ...

A new spot for student veterans

Jessie Hellmann

February 19, 2013

Student veterans now have a new place they can hang out on campus. USI’s Veterans Support Services office celebrated its student veteran lounge grand opening Monday in the lower level of the Pott College of Science, Engineering and Education. Read More »...

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