Monday, April 23
Liberal Arts Center, Kleymeyer Hall
The Master of Public Administration program is hosting D’Angelo Taylor, assistant director of Multicultural Center, as part of the MPA Speaker Series. He will be presenting on his book titled A Political Life: Black Culture, Civic Engagement, Education and Hope.
In Taylor’s current role, he works to build partnerships and relationships with multiple entities within the University of Southern Indiana and within the Evansville, Indiana community. He has worked with populations comprised of mainly first-generation and low-income students. Specifically, he has worked with community organizations, churches, and educational entities within the cities of Chicago, Illinois; St. Louis, Missouri; East Saint Louis, Illinois; and Rock Island, Illinois to aid families in their pursuit of higher education. Taylor is a strong believer in mentorship and he continues to mentor college and high school students from all walks of life.
Don't miss the final USI Jazz Ensemble concert of the spring semester. They will be performing classic and modern jazz songs by John Coltrane, Charles Mingus, Herbie Hancock and others. Admission is free and open to the public.
Sunday, April 22
University Center, Carter Hall
Finals can be a particularly stressful week for everyone. What better way to relieve some of that stress than to take a break to spend time with a four-legged friend.
Paws N Play is a pet therapy program to relieve stress as we enter finals week. The program started at USI in 2015 and is offered each school year in December and April. New this year, along with the therapy dogs paying a visit, there will also be a therapy cat for therapeutic purrs.
10 a.m. - noon and 1 - 3 p.m.
Recreation, Fitness and Wellness Center, Quiet Lounge
4 - 6 p.m.
Fair Residence Life Center
Sponsored by the Recreation, Fitness and Wellness Center, Counseling Center and Rice Library
#ScreaglesGiveBack with Eagle Caring Packages
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
University Center, Breezeway
Participate in preparing snack bags for the Dream Center and care packages for EVSC students. Stop by anytime between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. to put together snack bag and care packages. Volunteers can come and go as they wish. Free t-shirts and other giveaways will be given to volunteers.
9 – 11 a.m.
University Center, Carter Hall
Employees are invited to attend and celebrate volunteerism at USI. There will be a variety of food items to choose from. This event is free.
Register online if you plan to attend.
Senior Admission Counselor, Undergraduate Admissions
Admission Counselor, Undergraduate Admissions
Assistant Director, Undergraduate Admissions
SWI-AHEC Clinical Coordinator, College of Nursing & Health Professions
Service/Maintenance & Security
Part-Time, Temporary & Seasonal
We asked "Who your USI role model?" and received a tremendous response. Through the upcoming weeks we'll include quotes of students, alumni, colleagues and more. We encourage you to share quotes about those at USI who inspire you. Use #USIRoleModels on social media so we can share it too.
Tiffany Lichtenberger Lafferty said "Dr. Steven Williams taught me so much about how to think outside of the box and how to be a better person."
Tickets are on sale now for the upcoming University of Southern Indiana and fourth-ranked University of Tampa three-game baseball series at the USI Baseball Field. The series is scheduled for 6 p.m. April 20; 6 p.m. April 21; and noon April 22.
Ticket prices are $5 per game or $10 for all three games of the series and can be purchased in advance until April 19 at the USI Athletics office. Fans also can purchase tickets in advance at the USI Baseball Field during the Eagles' game versus Kentucky Wesleyan College April 17.
For ticket and game information, call 812-465-7165.
The Children's Learning Center (CLC) will be celebrating The Week of the Young Child, April 16 - 20. The Week of the Young Child is an annual celebration hosted by the National Association of Young Children celebrating early learning, young children, their teachers and families, and gives early childhood programs an opportunity to host events and activities.
Children will be read books by President Linda L.M. Bennett, Dr. Ron Rochon and Detective Matt Elrod. Step out of your office around 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 18 and wave to the kids as they parade on campus. Parents and families of children at CLC are invited to Pizza and Paint Family Night at 5 p.m. April 20 in the Student Life Lounge. The kids will also have a fun-packed week of activities.
For more information contact Jamie Madigan at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A one-day training in mental health first aid for youth will be held Saturday, May 5, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at New Hope Missionary Baptist Church, 633 Dr. W.R. Brown Sr. Way in Evansville. Youth Mental Health First Aid is a public education program which introduces participants to the unique risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems in adolescents, builds understanding of the importance of early intervention and teaches individuals how to help a youth in crisis or experiencing a mental health or substance use challenge. Mental Health First Aid uses role-playing and simulations to demonstrate how to assess a mental health crisis; select interventions and provide initial help; and connect young people to professional, peer, social, and self-help care.
Cost: There is no participant cost for this training because it is funded through the Project AWARE grant. Learn more about SWI-AHEC's partnership with Project AWARE. Trainers will be Kerseclia Patterson of Southwest Indiana Area Health Education Center and RaShawnda Bonds of CAPE Minority Health Initiative.
The course is designed for adults whom regularly interact with adolescents, but may also be appropriate for older adolescents (16 and older) so as to encourage youth peer to peer interaction. Anyone who regularly works or interacts with youth – teachers, athletic coaches, mentors, juvenile justice professionals – may find the course content useful. The core Mental Health First Aid course has been successfully offered to a variety of audiences including hospital staff, employers and business leaders, faith communities, law enforcement and the general public.
Note: Youth Mental Health First Aid is not specifically designed for parents of youth with mental health challenges. Although parents and families may find the course content useful, the course provides a basic level of information and guidance, rather than more in-depth information on navigating the healthcare system, which parents may wish to explore.
Life after incarceration doesn't always start with a clean slate. Engage with a panel of professionals about the collateral consequences that make recovery difficult for ex-offenders.
Continuing Education (CE) credits available, and lunch will be provided.
Questions? Contact Kerseclia Patterson, 812-228-5048 or email@example.com
Space is limited to the first 60 participants. Register online.
Bennett Lane will be closed beginning at 9 a.m. Friday, April 27 until 8 p.m. Saturday, April 28 for Spring Commencement. The street will be blocked for pedestrian traffic only from just after the first bay of Lot C up to the fifth bay, allowing access through Lot C to Lots P, K, L and the Baseball Field/Outdoor Education Area. Those wishing to drop off passengers in front of the Physical Activities Center (PAC) for the Commencement Ceremonies may do so from Lot C at the crosswalk in front of the PAC.
The New Harmony Gallery of Contemporary Art is hosting a new exhibition, Middle Ground, April 14 through May 25. An opening reception will be held at the New Harmony Gallery of Contemporary Art from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, April 14 during the first art and antique stroll of the year. The exhibition is free and open to the public.
The exhibition features the work of Kate Burnet, Amelia Volwiler-Stanley and Dan Woerner from Bloomington, Indiana. Dan Woerner and Kate Burnet construct narratives through their animated videos, drawings and installations by weaving together memories of the past with our prospects for the future from fragments of pop culture and other detritus. Through their work, viewers are invited to contemplate the darker corners of the everyday experience.
Burnet and Woerner met in a theory and practice art seminar class at Pacific Northwest College of Art. They were randomly assigned to collaborate on a project. The couple traveled to India, Thailand, Vietnam and finally set up shop in New York City until 2015. They then moved to Bloomington, Indiana, where they currently reside.
Amelia Volwiler-Stanley is a Grand Rapids, Michigan-based artist, currently teaching and pursuing a Master of Fine Arts in Sculpture at Indiana University Bloomington. Primarily, Volwiler-Stanley works in printmaking and installation, quite often combining the two, with her keen interests in women's justice and liberation. She completed her undergraduate studies in sculpture and installation at Hope College in Holland, Michigan.
This exhibition is possible through the generous support of the Efroymson Family Fund, the Indiana Arts Commission and the National Endowment for the Arts.
The New Harmony Gallery of Contemporary Art is an outreach partner of the University of Southern Indiana. The gallery is located at 506 Main Street in New Harmony, Indiana. Regular hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. For more information, contact Garry Holstein, director, at 812-682-3156 or go to www.usi.edu/nhgallery.
TIAA is introducing monthly webinars through its interactive site called the Virtual Environment: www.tiaa.org/ve. This innovative resource offers users 24/7 access to a wide range of articles, on-demand seminars, and live monthly seminars on a variety of essential financial topics.
Live webinars to boost financial know-how
The live events will give participants real world financial tips, tactics and techniques to help start, build, and maintain your retirement savings. Space at these webinars is on a first-come, first-served basis. Employees can reserve their place at any of the webinars by visiting www.tiaa.org/ve.
TIAA will offer new webinars throughout the year including topics like navigating women’s unique financial challenges, how to manage income in retirement, etc., so visit the virtual environment today to sign up.
You’re invited to nominate USI international students for our annual awards in recognition of outstanding achievement and service:
Outstanding International Graduate – in recognition of an international student with outstanding leadership skills and academic achievement upon his/her graduation from USI.
Peace Ambassador – in recognition of an outstanding international student whose actions and involvement in campus and community life have contributed to greater cross-cultural awareness and to increased understanding of the world, its peoples, and traditions.
Deadline for nominations is Friday, April 20. The awards will be presented at the International Reception at 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 26, in Carter Hall.
For more information contact the Center for International Programs at 812-465-1248.
Any non-exempt full-time support staff employee of USI who has at least 90 days of service at the time of the election (May 14, 2018) is eligible to run for one of the 13 open seats on the Council. You may nominate yourself or someone else, but all nominations must be received by eligible support staff before Monday, April 30, at 4:30 p.m. to be accepted. Be prepared to send in a one-paragraph biography of yourself to be included in the ballot.
The election ballot will be emailed to all support staff on Monday, May 7, and be open for one week, closing Monday, May 14, at 4:30 pm.
The purpose of Staff Council is “to support the University and assist in making the managerial process more effective by encouraging the enhancement of the work environment and work life of employees, fostering staff involvement in University matters as appropriate, and uphold and strengthen the mission of the University of Southern Indiana.”
Nominations may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The St. Vincent Mobile Digital Mammography Unit will be on campus from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Thursday, May 3 in the Health Professions Center, Room 1041.
To schedule an appointment for your mammogram call 812-485-4437. Inform them that you are a USI employee or spouse of an employee making an appointment for their on-campus visit on May 3.
You do not need a physician’s order. Women with implants can have a digital mammogram. Mammograms are normally covered under all insurance plans and your insurance carrier will be billed for these services. It is always a good idea to check with your insurance company first before scheduling. Anthem will cover screening mammograms for USI employees and their spouses. The time span in-between annual screenings does not have to be exactly one year plus a day from the date of your last screening. However, you are only allowed one mammogram screening under your wellness benefit per calendar year.
Digital mammography works in the same way as traditional mammograms but instead of capturing images on x-ray film, which has to be developed, images are captured digitally and immediately sent to a computer monitor. This allows our radiologist to manipulate the image’s brightness, contrast and magnification to help detect any cancer that may be present. Patient accesses to this technology, through the availability of a mobile unit, will allow us to provide the best technology available to women who may not otherwise have access to this technology.
St. Vincent’s Breast Center also offers the advantage of having a dedicated breast radiologist, Dr. Charles Lackey, on site at all times. Dr. Lackey is a board-certified breast radiologist, who is extensively trained in breast health, completed a breast fellowship at Washington University, St. Louis, and continues to study breast imaging extensively. Dr. Lackey will carefully examine all the images obtained and a letter will be mailed with the results on the next business day.
The University of Southern Indiana is committed to providing an educational and work environment which values all individuals and respects the dignity and rights of all members of the University community. It is the expectation of the University that employee conduct be guided by integrity, mutual respect and civility. In furtherance of these commitments, and in compliance with Title IX, a federal civil rights law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in federally funded education programs and activities, the University is providing training using Lawroom, an online learning module provided by Everfi. In order to be in compliance, all mandatory reporters must complete the online, interactive Title IX training module by Wednesday, May 2, 2018. Those listed as mandatory reporters will be receiving an e-mail with instructions on completion in the following days. If you have any questions please reach out to Natalie Rascher, Human Resources business partner at 812-464-1840.
This applies only to employees who received a Title IX email from Human Resources. Contact Human Resources if you are uncertain whether or not you are required to complete training.