The University is actively engaged in developing economic, cultural, and educational opportunities in southern Indiana. Many faculty and staff extend their expertise to activities throughout the region.
Academic Resources - ROTC, Bachelor of Professional Studies, College Achievement Program, distance education and service learning.
Business Development - Regional workforce and economic development, training, continuing professional education and noncredit certificate programs.
Community Outreach - Personal development and children noncredit classes, cultural programs and partnerships.
Current Community Programs
New Harmony Gallery of Contemporary Art
USI’s New Harmony Gallery of Contemporary Art is hosting two artists in residence from January 16 through February 20 for a ceramics exhibition. This exhibition showcases Jeremiah Ibarra and Anthony Treadway, the first artists in residence at the New Harmony Ceramics Residency.
Passport to Retirement
USI Outreach and Engagement will offer a Passport to Retirement Seminar on three Wednesdays beginning on February 24. Join investment professionals for this introduction to the concepts and practices that will help make retirement possible and comfortable. Learn how to get the most from guaranteed investments, tax-free income, and estate planning. For those already retired or planning to retire in the next 10 years, the seminar takes a conservative approach to wise money management in addition to identifying lifestyle issues facing mature Americans.
Lifelong Learning Noncredit Courses
USI's Lifelong Learning has released a new schedule of 100+ noncredit continuing education courses designed to provide opportunities for personal growth and development. Courses like SAT Prep, Saturday Art Workshops, Microsoft Excel certification, Journaling for the Health of It and many more available for registration.
USI is partnering with local startups collaborating on launching new ventures. Through programs like the Eagle Innovation Accelerator, entrepreneurs can receive coaching on business/profit models and validation, prototype development and crafting pitches to investors, as well as seed funding and other support.
Professional Development Noncredit Courses
Many professionals prove competency by obtaining alternative credentials, including professional certifications and licenses, or participating in educational certificate programs. USI offers courses to help you study for national certification tests as well as certificate programs that allow you to develop job skills you need today. We require no prerequisites, degrees or admission to the University and most programs can be completed in one semester. Enhance your resume and enroll for a course today.
Startup Weekend Evansville 5.0
The University of Southern Indiana will host Startup Weekend Evansville 5.0, an event for experienced and aspiring entrepreneurs, February 19-21 at USI's Business and Engineering Center.
SAT Prep Course
USI if offering SAT prep help on four Saturdays this spring. Prepare math and verbal skills as well as tips and interactive practice. Click here for a full schedule.
Bachelor of Professional Studies
Adult learners, age 25 and older, have the opportunity to return to learn and earn a Bachelor of Professional Studies (BPS) degree. The BPS program is a customized degree for working adults who have prior college experience, career limitations due to the absence of a bachelor's degree and a desire to complete courses that will meet degree requirements while impacting their career goals.