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Faculty and Staff Achievements

Dr. Leigh Anne Howard won the John I. Sisco Excellence in Teaching Award at the Southern States Communication Association (SSCA) annual meeting. The SSCA honors members who have consistently demonstrated excellence in teaching communication throughout their academic careers.

Dr. Joyce Gulley and Dr. Jeff Thomas recently completed the 2014 INSTAR (Indiana Science Trade book Annual Reading list) list. The annual list is constructed through researching current children’s literature books using nine criteria for excellence and selecting the very best for alignment to the Indiana science standards. The list is shared with teachers throughout the state in The Indiana Reading Journal and is also found on the SwiSTEM website (

Members of the USI family were recognized at the Leadership Evansville Celebration: Dr. Linda Bennett (USI president) received the award for Regional Impact. Al Holen (assistant professor of art) won the Individual Art Award for her Empty Bowls project. Jack Schriber (instructor in communication studies) was honored along with his wife, Sue Schriber with the Lifetime Achievement Award. Melinda Roberts (assistant professor in criminal justice), Christine Johnston (assistant program director in Student Wellness), and Christina Wicks from Albion Fellows Bacon Center accepted the award for Walk a Mile in Her Shoes in the Neighborhood/Community Division. The Walk a Mile project is a collborative partnership between USI and Albion.

Andrea R. Gentry, CFRE just completed 3 years as president of Evansville Area Fundraising Council (EAFC). David A. Bower, CFRE  was the founding and first president of EAFC. They are celebrating their 15th anniversary.

Dr. Jack Smothers,'s assistant professor of management,article entitled “Item-Level Frame-of-Reference Effects in Personality Testing: An Investigation of Incremental Validity in an Organizational Setting.” will be published in the March issue of  the International Journal of Selection and Assessment.










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