University of Southern Indiana

Schedule of Events

Parents & Families Weekend
Oct. 24 & 25, 2015


#USIFamilies for all your weekend photos!

Enjoy celebrating USI's 50th Anniversary by
completing the 50th Anniversary Bucket List! 
Bucket List


Saturday: October 24, 2015

Welcome Procedures

8 a.m. - 10 a.m.          Continental Breakfast: Coffee, juice, donut holes and fruit

8 a.m. - 12 p.m.          REGISTRATION (University Center East: Main Floor)

9 a.m. - 10 a.m.          USI Campus Store: Great time to pick up your USI sweatshirt!
                                     (University Center West)

Morning Activities

9 a.m. - 2 p.m.               USI, Burdette Park "Celebrate the Trail"
                                    The University of Southern Indiana and Burdette Park invite the
                                        public to “Celebrate the Trail,” a bike ride and walk on the
                                        USI-Burdette Trail. The celebration will include a free lunch
                                        (12 p.m., giveaways and remarks by USI President Linda L.M.
                                        Bennett, Vanderburgh County Commissioner Joe Kiefer and                                                   other dignitaries.

10 a.m. - 11 a.m.        Cooking and Culture Lesson: $5/person.
                                    Only 35 spots avaliable per class!
                                    Click here for more information or to register!

10 a.m. - 12 p.m.          Information Fair: (University Center East)

                                      A World of Opportunities: Study Abroad

                                      Part-time Jobs & Internships

                                      USI Graduate Programs

                                      Volunteer USI

                                      Parents & Families Association

                                      Dean of Students Office

                                      Counseling Center Information

                                      USI Climbing Wall will be open at the Recreation Fitness 
Wellness Center!

10 a.m. - 3 p.m.            USI "Then and Now" Exhibit: University Center East 2207

11:30a.m.-12:30p.m.   "Meet the President" of USI!
(University Center West, The Loft-2nd Floor)

                                         The President, Dr. Linda L. M. Bennett, will greet parents
                                          and families in the Loft where lunch will be available for

12 p.m. - 3 p.m. (College Hosted Activities)

                               College of Nursing and Health Professions
                               (University Center East, Food Court Zone)
                                     Dental Hygiene Information & Free Toothbrushes

                                     Food and Nutrition Activity

                                     Respiratory Test

                                Romain College of Business
                                 (Business and Engineering Center)
                                     "How the Stock Market Works"

                                     "Converting Ideas to Working Models"

                                     "Web Development"

                                      Tour of the Business and Engineering Center

                                 Pott College of Science, Engineering, and Education
                                 (Business and Engineering Center Lobby)

                                     Engineering Activities

                                     Making Slime

                                     Visualizing Molecules

                                     Liquid Nitrogen Demonstration

                                     Interactive River Simulator

                                     3D Drawings with Augmented Reality

                                     The Raspberry Pi (Mini-Computer)

                                     Biology Activity

                                     Math Activities for All Ages

                                 (University Center West-Eagles Nest Dining Area)
                                      Bocce Ball

                                      Force Plate Demonstrations

                                      GAIT System

                                      Sport Management Club

12 p.m. - 3 p.m.

                                 USI FREE Photo with Archie! 
(University Center Fountain)
                                 USI Alumni Association
                                  Serving Complimentary Sundaes!
                                 (University Center East, Main Floor)

                                 Kenneth P. McCutchan Art Center & Palmina F. &
S. Pace Galleries
                                 "Wish You Were (Still) Here": A USI Alumni Art Exhibition

 College of Nursing and Health Professions
                                  Simulation Center! (CNHP 2nd Floor)
                                  The area's only simulation center of its kind-designed to
                                  have the appearance and feel of a real hospital.

Other Afternoon Activities

1 p.m. - 2 p.m.          Cooking and Culture Lesson: $5/person
 Only 35 spots avaliable per class!
                                    Click here for more information or to register! 

3 p.m.                         USI Gospel Choir Designed by Grace Peformance
                                        (Located on the 2nd floor of the Rice Library)
                                        Seating is Limited!

Evening Options

9 a.m. - 4 p.m.          Boo at the Zoo: Mesker Park Zoo
                                    Purchase tickets online or at the door

3 p.m. - 5 p.m.           Ghostly Stroll Walking Parade: Newburgh, IN
                                     Trick or Treat through downtown historic Newburgh!
                                     Includes a walking parade (4 p.m.), costume contests,
                                     fun and games. (To order tickets, call 812-853-2815)

4:30p.m. - 8:30p.m.  Moonlight Paddle at Hovey Lake with Canoe Evansville
                                     Paddle under the full moon at the ancient cypress swamp 
                                     of Hovey Lake. All equipment is provided. For ages 7 and
                                     up. Pre-registration and $20 payment is required by
                                     noon on the Friday prior to the trip. Register online!

6 p.m. OR 9 p.m.       Free Movie: "Minions" starring Sandra Bullock
                                      (Located in USI Forum I)
                                      Sponsored by Cinema USI

7:15 p.m.                    Evansville Icemen Vs Toledo Walleye: The Ford Center
                                      Click here for tickets

8p.m., 9p.m., 10p.m. Grey Lady Ghost Tours at Willard Library!
FREE Haunted Tours! Usually lasts 45 minutes.
                                       Register online!

Sunday: October 25th, 2015
10 a.m. - 2 p.m.           Take a Tour of Historic New Harmony
                                        FREE admission for USI Students and one guest

11 a.m. - 8 p.m.            Holiday World Happy Halloween Weekend
Visit a nearby Theme Park for some Halloween fun!
                                        (Approximately 1 hour away)

1 p.m. - 3 p.m.              Nature Sleuthing: Wesselman's Woods
                                         Visit the Nature Center for short family hikes!

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