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  • Fee waivers available for lifelong learning courses

    Outreach and Engagement has released a new series of noncredit courses designed to provide opportunities for personal growth and development. A list of these offering can be found here. Through the noncredit fee waiver program, benefits-eligible USI employees may enroll in these courses at little or no cost. If you would like to receive monthly emails on upcoming lifelong learning opportunities, email Brandi Schwartz, marketing coordinator in Outreach and Engagement, at or use the online registration form. For more information on noncredit courses, contact Outreach and Engagement at 464-1989 or

  • Service Learning Program offers online tools for faculty

    USI’s Service Learning Program has launched a new Web page to help faculty start and develop service learning projects and integrate service learning experiences into their courses. The Web page includes resources, sample syllabi, tool-kit and more. For more information on USI’s Service Learning program, call 812-464-7058 or email

  • USI Magazine Request - Are you engaged in the food industry?

    The December 2014 issue of USI Magazine will have a food theme, in particular (since we are an educational institution) new ways of looking at, thinking about and interacting with food. USI Magazine is seeking story ideas from alumni who are engaged with food in ways that have larger impacts on society. This could be agricultural biotechnology, activism, import/export, food/flavor developer, traditional/organic farmer, bee keeping, etc.

    Any and all ideas that have food connections—especially those that tell unique and untold stories about food—are welcome. So, don’t hesitate to toot your own horn.

    Please send ( ) a brief description of your story idea telling what it is and the link/role it plays in society. 

  • In Rememberance

    James E PenderJames E. Pender, husband of Jackie Pender, Retired Switchboard Operator, passed away Tuesday, August 26, 2014.

    Jim is survived by his wife, Jacqueline "Jackie" (Stocker) Pender, his daughter, Keri (Steve) Anslinger and two sons, Jim (Dana) Pender and Daniel Pender, all of Evansville; grandchildren, Chase, Chloe and Carlee Anslinger, Amber (Kyle) Hamilton, Rusty Pender, Michelle (Tom) Schaefer and Jacob Pender; six great grandchildren; many nieces and nephews.
    Jim was preceded in death by his parents, Lewis and Irene (Parker) Pender, siblings, Donna, Tom and Richard Pender and a grandson, Kevin Pender.

    A Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 10:00 A.M. on Saturday, August 30, 2014 at Corpus Christi Catholic Church, Rev. James Blessinger officiating. Entombment will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery, where the Vanderburgh County Retired Veterans Memorial Club will conduct military rites.

    Friends may visit with the family from 2:00 until 7:00 P.M. on Friday at Pierre Funeral Home, 2601 W. Franklin Street, where there will be a memorial service conducted at 4:00 P.M. Friends may also visit with the family from 9:30 A.M. until service time on Saturday at Corpus Christi.

    Memorial contributions may be made to Corpus Christi Catholic Church, the St. Vincent de Paul Society or to the Mater Dei Men's Club.  Condolences may be made online at

    The full obituary can be found at:

  • Liberal Arts Faculty Colloquia series - Fall 2014 schedule

    The College of Liberal Arts is pleased to announce the Fall 2014 schedule for the Liberal Arts Faculty Colloquia series.  This information is also available on the Liberal Arts Faculty Colloquia website /liberalarts/special-programs/liberal-arts-faculty-colloquia.

    Please note that there is variation in the day of the week, time, and location for each colloquium.

    Light refreshments will be served at each colloquium.  Please join us and invite your students!  If you would like to have a sign-in sheet for your students, feel free to contact Melissa J. Stacer, PhD at to help facilitate that.

    Dr Anna StrouliaDr. Anna Stroulia, Contract Assistant Professor of Anthropology, Department of Sociology, Anthropology, & Criminal Justice Studies will present on Friday, September 12, 2014, 3 pm in Kleymeyer Hall (LA 0101) “A Site, a Village, and the Sea in-Between: Public Archaeology around Franchthi Cave”

    Franchthi Cave, a prehistoric site in southern Greece, became the target of archaeological excavation in the 1960s and ‘70s. For the last five decades, archaeologists have been analyzing the excavated material and piecing together what life was like for the cave’s prehistoric inhabitants. In this talk, I turn away from the archaeological analyses and interpretations. I focus, instead, on the people who live in the nearby fishing village of Kilada and have been in constant visual, conceptual, and/or physical interaction with the cave. I explore their experiences and understandings of the cave, I discuss their perspectives on the archaeologists who excavated it, and I also present the attempts made (and not made) by archaeologists to connect with the local community.

  • USI team needed for United Way Day of Caring 2014

    Each year, the University of Southern Indiana encourages employees to participate in the annual United Way Day of Caring. For the 2014 Day of Caring, we are looking for 30 USI volunteers to form a USI team. Our team will work together to clean up two of our community’s parks. The Evansville Parks & Recreation has requested weeding, mulching, and trash pick-up services at the Kids Kingdom Park downtown and Wesselman Park.

    United Way Day of Caring will be held on September 5. A Kick-Off Breakfast will take place at Old National Events Plaza at 7 a.m. with a program following at 7:30. Breakfast is free for all volunteers. We will then depart to our service locations.

    This is a wonderful way to give back to our community and make friendships with other USI faculty and staff. If you are interested in participating, please contact Sarah Harlan, Assistant Director, Alumni & Volunteer Services at There are a few other spots still open if you are interested in doing something other than park clean-up.

  • American Red Cross blood drive is coming to USI on Monday, September 8!

    The American Red Cross Blood drive will be in University Center, Carter Hall on September 8, 2014. The hours of the blood drive will be 10 a.m. until 6 p.m., but we are opening one hour early just for USI employees. To make an appointment during this first hour, please email or call Mary Scheller ( / 812-228-5123). This USI Campus Blood Drive is sponsored by the College of Nursing and Health Professions.

    Employee-Only Time Slots are:

    9:00 a.m.3  slots for regular blood donation and 1 slot for double red donation

    9:15 a.m.3 slots for regular blood donation

    9:30 a.m.3 slots for regular blood donation

    9:45 a.m.3 slots for regular blood donation

    If you would rather make an appointment at 10 a.m. or later, just visit and enter Sponsor Code “USI Eagles” in the box next to “Find a Blood Drive.”

    As always, walk-ins are always welcome at the blood drive, but you may have a longer wait time.

    During the month of September, come to donate blood with the American Red Cross to receive a Free Haircut Coupon from Sport Clips (nearest location in Owensboro).

    Any questions? Please contact

    Some helpful tips for you to remember prior to your donation:

    - Maintain a healthy iron level by consuming iron-rich foods.
    - Get a good night's sleep.
    - Hydrate: drink at least an extra 16 ounces of water or other non-caffeinated   beverages.
    - Eat a healthy meal or snack a couple hours before donating.
    - Remember you can donate whole blood every 56 days, schedule a future donation now!
    - If you have any questions or are not feeling well on the day of your appointment, please call us at 1-800-RED CROSS.

  • 2014 Annual Meeting of the American Society for Ethnohistory

    The 2014 Annual Meeting of the American Society for Ethnohistory will be held October 8 – 12 at Crowne Plaza Union Station in Indianapolis, Indiana.

    Members of USI faculty are involved in the conference planning and there are a large number of Ethnohistorians who will be in attendance including a roundtable discussion of the 10th anniversary of Phil Deloria’s Indians in Unexpected Places as well as many panels reflecting on the anniversary of the American Society for Ethnohistory.

    The year 2014 marks an important date for the American Society for Ethnohistory as it represents the 60th anniversary of the first publication of the Society’s journal, Ethnohistory. Birthed from the Indian Claims Commissions of the 1940s and 1950s, the Society came together in 1954 to “promote the interdisciplinary investigation of the histories of the Native Peoples of the Americas,” and has grown from a small group of scholars to a thriving academic organization.

    The conference theme this year poses the questions: How has the study of Ethnohistory changed over the previous six decades? What are the most vital issues Ethnohistorians face in the 21st century? And what lies ahead for ASE?

    The 2014 annual meeting of the American Society for Ethnohistory represents an opportunity to reflect on the organization’s history, to examine how Ethnohistory has come to shape a multitude of disciplines including anthropology, linguistic studies, history, ecology, archaeology, and indigenous studies to name a few, to acknowledge exciting new directions in the field, and to think about the future.

    USI faculty and staff are welcome to attend the conference at a reduced rate of $50 and students may attend for free. Interested parties should contact Dr. Kristalyn Shefveland at or 812-461-5434, to register for the conference.

  • Seeking nominations for Honorary Degree Award

    The Provost’s Office invites you to nominate candidates for an Honorary Degree Award to be presented during the University of Southern Indiana spring 2015 commencement ceremonies. An honorary degree is the highest form of recognition granted by the University, and the honoree must be someone who has given extraordinary service consistent with the mission of USI. Your insight in this important process will be appreciated.

    Throughout the history of USI, honorary degree recipients have exemplified the highest ideals of integrity, service, and dedication to learning. As you think about individuals worthy of this distinguished award, consider someone who serves the community at the University, local, state, national, or international level. Service can be recognized in one or more of the following four categories:

    - Advancement in learning through teaching and/or scholarship

    - Enhancement of civic and cultural awareness

    - The fostering of service and partnerships for the greater good of a community or communities

    - Significant commitment to USI

    Candidates may be recommended by any full-time USI employee, retiree, or alumni. Any anonymous applications will not be considered. Identities of nominators will not be revealed to the Honorary Degree Committee until finalists have been determined.

    Help us to advance this USI tradition by completing the nomination form Thank you for your continued support in the search for the 2014-2015 Honorary Degree recipient.

  • English symposium: Recruitment and Retention

    The English Department is offering its first symposium on Recruitment and Retention: What Can I Do With An English Degree? at 3 p.m., September 12 in OC 2036. Speakers are former USI English majors Candice and Craig Fehrman (class of 2006). Ms.Fehrman is a freelance book editor and editor for Rizzoli International Publications in New York. Mr. Fehrman is a freelance writer for a number of national magazines and newspapers as well as the author of the forthcoming book, Author-in Chief (Simon and Schuster). The talk is open to all USI students and faculty. For further information please contact Dr. Hoeness-Krupsaw 812-464-1752 or Matthew Graham 812-464-1953.

  • What's new at the library
    Whats New At The Library Fall 2014
  • Current employment opportunities at USI


    Instructor of Social Work (One year temporary) College of Liberal Arts, (Posted 8/15/2014)
    Instructor in Digital Media (One year temporary) College of Liberal Arts, (Posted 8/14/2014)
    Instructor in Social Work, College of Liberal Arts – F14029F1 (Posted 7/25/2014)
    Instructor in Psychology, College of Liberal Arts – F14030F1 (Posted 7/25/2014)


    Employment Manager, Human Resources – A14024A1 (Posted 7/29/2014)
    Resource Development Specialist, A14025A1 (posted 7/29/2014)
    Project Coordinator/Data Manager, College of Nursing & Health Professions, A14027A1 (Posted 8/1/2014)
    Assistant Director of Operations, Creative and Print Services – A14028A1 (Posted 8/15/2014)
    Manager, Children’s Learning Center – A14029A1 (Posted 8/15/2014)


    Event Services Assistant, Special Events– N14051N1 (Posted 7/30/2014)
    Telephone Operator, Information Technology – N14057N1(Posted 7/31/2014)
    Medical Assistant, College of Nursing & Health Professions- N14058N1 (Posted 8/11/2014)
    Travel Assistant, Travel Services – N14059N1 (Posted 8/12/2014)
    Senior Event Services Assistant, Special Events – N14061N1 (Posted 8/15/2014)


    Custodial Worker (1st shift) Physical Plant – N14060N1 (Posted 8/15/2014)


    Part-time Pre-school Teacher, Children’s Learning Center – N14050NA (Posted 7/28/2014)
    Part-time Senior Administrative Assistant Theatre – N14054NA (Posted 7/30/2014)
    Part-time Custodial Worker, Physical Plant – N14056N2
    Temporary Clerk, Outreach & Engagement - N14057N4 (Posted 8/15/2014)
    Instructional Designers - Distance Learning - N14052NA, N14053NA

    To review and apply to current positions, visit the Human Resources employment website:   

  • Dean of Students Office Open House

    DOSO is hosting its 3rd Annual Fall Open House and invites students, faculty and staff to join us for a great community building event. Stop by the Fireside Lounge (next to Cyclone Salads) and say hello, network, or take a break with DOSO. Refreshments will be served and there will be exciting giveaways! If you have any questions, email the 

    From 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., September 8 at Fireside Lounge in the University Center East.

    For more information contact Kayla DeLong at or 812-464-1817.

  • USI Alumni Golf Scramble

    Join us for the 19th Annual Alumni Golf Scramble on Friday, September 12 at Helfrich Hills, located at 1550 Mesker Park Drive in Evansville. 

    Arrange a foursome or we can match you. Spouses and friends welcome to play.

    Alumni Golf Scramble
    September 12, 2014
    Helfrich Hills Golf Course, Evansville

    Check in 10:30 a.m.; 11:30 Shot-Gun Start
    $85 per person/$340 per foursome (entry fee includes green fee, cart & food on course)

    Prizes, including contests and hole-in-one competitions, awarded immediately following the scramble.

    Hole Sponsorship is $185 (hole signage).

    Click to register online.

    Thank you to our Early Bird 2014 Hole Sponsors!
    Altstadt Office City, Arc Construction Company, C.H. Robinson, Career Associates, Fifth Third Bank, German American Bank, Harding, Shymanski & Company, Kemper CPA Group LLP, Mulzer Crushed Stone, Professional Eyecare Associates West-Todd Niemeier O.D., Sign Graphics of Evansville, Simms Painting Company, Inc., Tracy Zeller

    If you need disability-related accommodations in order to participate, please contact Janet Johnson at 812-464-1924.

    For more information, email o
    r call 812-464-1924.

  • Varsity Club Steak Fry 'n Auction

    The 21st Annual Varsity Club Steak Fry 'n Auction will be September 18, at Discovery Lodge, Burdette Park. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.; dinner at 6 p.m., live auction at 7 p.m. Tickets are $35 per person or $350 for a corporate table of 8.

    For more information, contact Mandi Fulton at or 812-465-1022.

  • Evansville Remembers: The Holocaust and World War II: Screening of the film KZ

    Film screening with introduction and discussion by Dr. Casey Harison (History). KZ (20060) is a documentary by the director Rex Bloomstein that examines the way townspeople and tourist guides choose to remember or forget the history of the concentration camp ("KZ") at Mauthausen, Austria, where as many as 300,000 persons were killed during the Holocaust. In German with English subtitles.

    From 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., September 24, in Kleymeyer Hall (LA 0101)

    For more information, contact: Dr. Casey Harison at or 812-465-7150.

  • Submit news for Faculty/Staff Achievements page

    News and Information Services has recently added a Faculty/Staff Achievements page to recognize employees for their accomplishments and successes. Submit news to John Farless at

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