University of Southern Indiana

Student Organizations

Sport Management Club

The University of Southern Indiana Sport Management Club exists to provide students with a quality education through experiential learning, networking, and professional development opportunities while increasing knowledge about the sport management field. Our purpose is to express leadership, responsibility, and interaction with the student body, community, and local businesses. We seek to provide an enjoyable learning experience for all who are involved.  

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Members

Andrew Wickerham – President

Kelci Osgatharp - Vice President

USI Screaming Eagles Running Series

The focus of this series is to increase the health and well-being of the Evansville community while also providing hands-on experience for students in the Sport Management program. Through these three races, USI will join forces with local organizations and businesses to develop partnerships that will potentially boost community participation on the USI campus.

The 2017 Screaming Eagles Running Series will offer three family-oriented road races: a 5K in February, a 7K in March, and a 10K in April. Each race will be held in the vicinity of the USI campus. The Spring into Fitness 10K will feature a full-round trip on the 3-mile Burdette bike path.

Sport Management and Exercise Science Summits

In an effort to introduce students to the various professions within the sporting industry, the University of Southern Indiana Sport Management Club will host a Sport Management Summit and Exercise Science Summit at 9 a.m. Wednesday, November 15. The Sport Management Summit will take place in Carter Hall. The Exercise Science Summit will be held in Carter Hall D. Both events are free and open to the public.

The Sport Management Summit will bring together alumni, students and leading professionals in the sport industry. The events will feature panelist on marketing, coaching, ticket sales, sponsorship and media. The Exercise Science Summit will also feature physical therapist, occupational therapist, and chiropractor. Both events are sponsored by the USI Sport Management Club.

Sport Management Summit panelists:

Jeff Neidlinger, Director of Game Operations for Indy Fuel

Sue Kunkle, USI Women's Softball Coach

Blake Bruner, Sale Manager for Evansville Thunderbolts

Curt Jones, Owner of Ultimate Fit

Exercise Science Summit panelists:

Kristin Millay, Doctor of Physical Therapy, Progressive Health

Jeffrey Hames, Doctor of Chiropractic, TriState Functional Wellness

Bryanna Grant, Occupational Therapist Registered/Licensed, ProRehab

Tony Maslan, Director of Personal Training, Bob's Gym

For more information please contact Dr. Glenna Bower, associate dean of the Pott College of Science, Engineering, and Education and chair of USI's Kinesiology and Sport Department, at 812-464-1709 or gbower@usi.edu.

 

Involvement

During the fall and spring semesters, meetings are held three times a month. Meetings are scheduled to accommodate everyone's schedules. Topics discussed include, the Sport Management Summit, the Screaming Eagles Running Series, and any conferences available for us to attend. Attendance at these meetings helps in deciding who goes to certain conferences and where everyone is going to be during the races. Even though this is the Sport Management Club, we accept everyone from all different majors.

In addition to the Running Series, the club helps out with the Doggie Dash 3k and 5k.  Prior to all races we are available to help with the set-up and during the race we help out anywhere that we can.

Scholarships

The University of Southern Indiana Undergraduate Sport Management Program is soliciting applicants for a $1,500.00 scholarship. This scholarship has been established to provide financial assistance for tuition reimbursement to deserving Sport Management Majors who attend the University of Southern Indiana.

Where We Go

  • Pacers Sport and Entertainment Career Fair up in Indianapolis. At this fair, we get admission to the Inside the Front Office Breakout Sessions with PS&E executives in Marketing, Corporate Sales, Ticket Sales, Basketball Operations and more. We then get admission to the Career Fair to network with representatives from the sports and entertainment industry. Some of the organizations that were there were PS&E, Indiana Pacers, Indiana Fever, Cleveland Browns and more. When all that is over we get tickets to go to the game that night.
  • The NIRSA Annual Conference and Rec Sports Expo. This usually takes place in Florida so that is why only a couple students go. There you get to meet with leaders in collegiate recreation that facilitate over 120 educational sessions and roundtable discussions, covering topics from almost 30 tracks in the field of campus recreation. You can connect with hundreds of the nation’s preeminent business partners and their representatives, and get hands-on with the latest in fitness equipment, architectural services, technology, and more.

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