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  • Free public film screening of City of Women (1980) Italian

    From Eric Braysmith’s free public film series

    Movie description: A businessman finds himself trapped at a hotel and threatened by women en masse.

    Director: Federico Fellini

    Starring: Marcello Mastroianni, Anna Prucnal, Bernice Stegers

    7:30 p.m.

    Friday, November 4

    Wright Administration, Forum I

  • Tech Tool Time: Interactive WhiteBoards

    From noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday, November 1 in Distance Learning FA 0046.

    Distance Learning Instructional Designers will show you creative ways to use interactive whiteboards in your online classroom. RSVP by clicking on the following URL link by Wednesday, October 26. Lunch will be provided.

    For more information contact Larissa Cremeens at or 812-461-5342.

  • Free public film screening of Reservoir Dogs (1992)

    From Eric Braysmith’s free public film series

    Movie description: After a simple jewelry heist goes terribly wrong, the surviving criminals begin to suspect that one of them is a police informant.

    Director: Quentin Taratino

    Starring: Harvey Keitel, Tim Roth, Michael Madsen

    11 a.m. and 6 p.m.

    Tuesday, November 1

    Wright Administration, Forum I

  • Sitting Meditation and Quiet Reflection Time on Fridays

    Join the Counseling Center staff Friday afternoons November (4, 11 and 18) from 1:15 to 1:45 p.m. in the Recreation, Fitness and Wellness Center's Quiet Room, for a free session of group sitting meditation in a quiet space. Everyone, from seasoned practitioners to total meditation newbies, are welcome to participate. Education and support on establishing and developing meditation practice will be offered for interested participants as needed. Come be a part of this opportunity to incorporate meditation into your wellness routine. Sitting cushions will be available, but feel free to bring your own.

    For more information contact Daniel Sommer at or 812-464-1867.

  • Newman and Governors Halls’ Annual Boo Bash

    Faculty and staff are invited to the Newman and Governors Halls’ Annual Boo Bash from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday, October 27. Children will have the opportunity to dress up in Halloween costumes and trick-or-treat in the Newman and Governors residence halls located at 1600 and 1700 Rankin Lane. 

    Resident assistants will be around to guide families through the two halls. You will be able to park your cars just up the lane in the non-residential parking lots near Newman and Governors Halls. Do not park down the lane, in the traffic circles or in reserved parking.

    Residents have been informed that no children or families are to enter student rooms. Rooms that are participating in this event will have signs indicating that they are participating and the residents will be outside of their rooms with their candy. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

    This is a peanut free event.

    For more information, contact Anna Mosier, the area coordinator for Newman and Governors Halls at

  • USI to host screening, panel discussion of “Being Mortal” film

    The University of Southern Indiana will host a free public screening of the PBS Frontline film, Being Mortal, as well as a panel discussion, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, November 3 in Carter Hall located in University Center West. The event is being presented by St. Mary’s Health.

    Sponsored by the Indianapolis Coalition for Patient Safety, the 50-minutes film Being Mortal is based on the 2014 bestselling book by surgeon Dr. Atul Gawande, who discusses the role of medicine in sustaining life and during the end of life. While modern medicine has been able to manage many hospital cases, those involving advanced age and impending death frequently contradict the desires of the human spirit. Patients are sometimes confined in nursing homes, dying patients may be isolated in hospitals, and efforts to extend life result in prolonged suffering.

    A panel discussion, facilitated by Dr. Kevin Valadares, USI associate professor of health services and chair of Health Administration, will follow the screening of the film. The panel will consist of members of New Harmony Conversations, USI nursing alumnus Nick Rhodes, a USI faculty member and a local physician.

    The purpose of the screening and discussion is to engage in a dialogue about advance care planning and sharing with loved ones and physicians what matters most, as well as helping individuals be more proactive about end-of-life situations through planning for the individual and their families.

    For more information contact Valadares at 812-461-5277 or

  • HR offering Step Up! Bystander intervention training

    Have you ever been concerned about a situation and wanted to help…but didn’t? Would you like to minimize problems and create a safe and healthy campus community? Faculty and staff are invited to do just that through a free Step Up! Bystander intervention training program being offered by USI Human Resources from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, November 1 in Carter Hall, Room D.

    Step UP! is a proven, research-based training program and curriculum that has won national acclaim. The program has several goals:

    * Raise awareness of helping behaviors

    * Increase motivation to help

    * Develop skills and confidence when responding to problems or concerns

    * Ensure the safety and well-being of self and others

    USI’s Step UP! training will be facilitated by Dr. Gary Williams, director of Athletics and Recreation at Wittenberg University in Springfield, Ohio. He leads the administration and support staff for 24 varsity athletics teams and more than 600 student athletes who compete in the NCAA Division III North Coast Athletic Conference. He has served the NCAA in multiple capacities, and is the current chair of the NCAA’s Sportsmanship and Game Environment Working Group. He also is a member of the NCAA’s Step Up! Advisory Board. More information about the Step Up! Program can be found at

    For more information contact Kim Garey at 812-464-1770.

  • Munch Money Special

    This offer is good next Monday through Friday (October 24 - 28). Dining Services will be giving 25% more Much Money free to students, faculty and staff who purchase Munch Money. You can purchase Munch Money at the Eagle Access card office or also online.

  • Tuition fee waiver for CAP courses

    For individuals with children in USI CAP courses and other classes beginning in October, do not forget to complete the tuition fee waiver online.

    Visit for more information.

  • 2016 Wellness Fair – Thank you!

    The 2016 Wellness Fair was a huge success! We had over 1,900 attendees -Human Resources would like to thank everyone involved - employee volunteers, local vendors, and especially those who helped with the marketing pieces with a special thanks to Staff Council volunteers. You helped make this year’s fair a success. Finally, big thank you to all the folks that came to enjoy the fair.  

    See a full list of prize winners.

  • Free public film screening of The Tall T (1957)

    From Eric Braysmith’s free public film series

    The Tall T (1957)

    Movie description: An independent former ranch foreman is kidnapped along with an heiress, who is being held for ransom by trio of ruthless outlaws.

    Director: Budd Boetticher

    11 a.m. and 6 p.m.

    Tuesday, October 25

    Wright Administration, Forum I

  • Introduction to Service Learning Workshop
    Wednesday, October 26 from noon - 1:00pm in UC 2205 

    Learn how faculty from each of the colleges have integrated service-learning projects into their courses.

    Participants in this workshop will be introduced to service-learning and how academic service-learning opportunities enhance student learning, benefit community partners, and advance faculty scholarship.

    Pizza will be served. Please RSVP at

    This workshop is co-sponsored by Outreach & Engagement’s Service Learning Program and CETL.

    For more information contact Amy Chan Hilton at or 812-461-5476.

  • How Learning Works: Knowledge Organization in Student Learning Workshop & FLC
    Friday, Oct 28 from 12:00pm - 1:30pm in UC 2206 

    We will explore how students’ knowledge organization affects their learning and discuss research-based strategies to address issues around this topic. Pizza will be served.

    Why Attend?

    * Increase your knowledge of research-based principles of knowledge organization and student learning.

    * Develop plans to implement research-based strategies to help students effective engage their knowledge and improve student learning in your courses.

    * Connect, learn, and share with colleagues across campus.

    The Details

    In the How Learning Works workshop series, participants will explore a different learning principle each month. We will be using the following book as a guide and reference (available electronically through the Rice Library):

    * Ambrose, S.A. et al. (2010). How Learning Works: Seven Research-based Principles for Smart Teaching. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass. ISBN 978-0-470-48410-4.

    * A summary may be found at

    It is recommended that participants complete the pre- and post-workshop activities and participate in online discussions to extend their learning experience beyond the workshop itself. Participants who participate in at least 4 of the 7 workshops and follow-on activities will earn a letter of completion.

    Fall workshop dates are Sept 30, Oct 28, and Nov 17.

    For more information contact Amy Chan Hilton at or 812-461-5476.

  • New Faculty Academy: Session 4
    Monday, October 31 from 12:00pm - 1:00pm in UC 2205 

    Topic: Academic Advising; Faculty Plan Part 2

    The New Faculty Academy (NFA) is a year-long program is designed specifically for first-year faculty to launch their academic careers. Would you like to develop strategies and learn about resources to help you be successful in your teaching, scholarship/research, and service? NFA is a cohort-based program to provide you opportunities to learn and connect with your peers. New faculty who participate in at least seven sessions will earn a certificate of completion.

    For more information contact Amy Chan Hilton at or 812-461-5476.

  • Interdisciplinary Faculty Learning Committee
    Tuesday, October 25 from noon - 1:15pm in UC 2205 


    Real life problems are not confined to single disciplines, they are complex occurrences that require communication between, and access to, knowledge from multiple disciplines. To prepare students to engage in such communication, faculty need to become facilitators that model interdisciplinary dialogue, at the level of course design and delivery, through collaboration with other faculty, or through engaging in interdisciplinary problem-solving in their own teaching.

    Taking our disciplines and pedagogies out of built in university silos to a community wide place of interprofessional and interdisciplinary practice requires mindful and caring alterations to current ways of teaching. If we are to teach students to innovate and think across pre-determined boundaries, as faculty, we need opportunities where we can safely and intentionally explore interdisciplinary approaches that reach out to a global community. We will be working along the lines of the USI strategic threads of inclusion, intentionality, and interdisciplinarity.

    Goals and Procedures

    Proposed meetings are aimed at:

    * Opening the conversation between faculty interested in interdisciplinary approaches in both research and teaching

    * Initiating a long term faculty learning community on interdisciplinarity

    * Creating a working framework for developing and assessing interdisciplinary pedagogy and research at USI.

    The Faculty Learning Community (FLC) discussions will be lead by Dr. Oana Popescu-Sandu and Dr. Beth Bonham and are open to USI faculty on a voluntary basis. The group will be comprised of 8-12 people and meet monthly during the fall semester, on selected Tuesdays (9/20, 10/25, 11/15, 12/13), at 12:00-1:15 pm. The in person meetings will be augmented by focused online discussions aimed at maintaining a continued engagement with the group. Participants are request to commit to participating in at least 75% of the meetings and online activities.

    For additional information, please contact Dr. Oana Popescu-Sandu at or Dr. Beth Bonham at

  • Tech Tool Time: Panopto

    Tuesday, October 25 from 12-1 p.m. in Distance Learning FA 0046.

    Lance Woods will be presenting more information about Panopto and the features this has to offer faculty for lecture recordings and screen casting. Please RSVP by clicking on the following URL link by Wednesday, October 19. Lunch will be provided.

    For more information contact Larissa Cremeens at or 812-461-5342.

  • Priority Registration for Spring and Summer 2017 is November 7-18

    TEACHING FACULTY:  Please announce to your classes that Priority Registration will be November 7-18.  Priority registration allows eligible students to select courses prior to the beginning of the term.  Look up classes online through myUSI.

    Registration begins at 8 a.m. on Monday, November 7, and progresses according to the daily schedule shown in the Class Schedule ( and at  Students register online via myUSI ( according to the total of their earned plus currently enrolled hours.  Please encourage your students to register at their earliest opportunity.

    * Students are urged to first meet with their academic advisor to review their course selection before registering.  Students should contact their advisor to schedule an appointment (subject to availability).

    * Many students [degree-seeking undergraduates with less than 30 earned hours (freshmen), students with a GPA less than 2.00, students from certain majors, etc.] will have a registration hold placed on their record and will be eligible for registration only after meeting with their academic advisor to review their course selection and remove the hold.

    * Degree-seeking undergraduates should review their degree audit (through myUSI) prior to registration to check their progress toward degree completion and verify acceptable course options.

     Don’t wait – enroll now, pay later!

    Students who sign up for spring classes during Priority Registration will not be billed until December 10, and expected to settle their account with the Bursar’s Office by December 20.  Summer billing will take place in the weeks leading up to each summer session.

  • Parking Lot Closure on October 25

    On Tuesday, October 25, bays three, four and five of parking lot C will be closed beginning at 3 a.m. At 4:30 p.m., the south entrances to those bays will be opened to admit gubernatorial debate attendees. The bays will re-open for normal parking at 5:45 p.m.

  • Movies in the Archives

  • CORE 39: Announcements and Updates

    Please note that the Core 39 Course petition deadline for Fall 2016 is October 28, 2016. Courses approved in Fall 2016 will be included in the Core 39 course list for Fall 2017. Petitions received after this deadline will be considered on a rolling basis. Any petition not considered by the end of the semester will be reviewed in Spring 2017 for inclusion in the Spring 2018 list of Core 39 courses.

    Courses approved for inclusion in the Fall 2017 list will be assessed for the first time in Fall 2018. Courses approved for inclusion in the Spring 2018 list will be assessed for the first time in Spring 2019.

    PLEASE NOTE: You can find the list of meeting agendas and course notifications (i.e., additions, withdrawals, etc.) on the following web page:

    For more information contact MT Morris at 812-461-5207 or

  • Play the Baby Matching Game

    Send me your baby or early childhood photos (age five or younger), and we'll play the "Baby Matching Game."

    Will your colleagues be able to match your baby photo with your USI headshot? Deadline is October 28.

  • 2016 gubernatorial debate

    The three candidates for governor of Indiana in 2016 will participate in a debate planned by the Indiana Debate Commission and hosted by the University of Southern Indiana on October 25 in USI’s Performance Center. The candidates are Democrat, John Gregg; Republican, Eric Holcomb; and Libertarian, Rex Bell. Tickets are sold out, however, a live-stream also will be available that evening in Carter Hall in University Center West.

    The debate will focus on health and social issues and will be moderated by Mizell Stewart III, vice president of news operations for Gannett and USA Today Network, president of the American Society of News Editors and former editor of the Evansville Courier & Press. Members of the public can submit questions for this debate through the Debate Commission’s website:

  • Giving Tree applications are open

    Are you or someone you know in need this Holiday Season? If so, Staff Council will be accepting applications beginning today, October 3, 2016 for The Giving Tree.  

    What is the Giving Tree?
    The Giving Tree is an outreach program that provides gifts to qualified faculty, staff and students with children in the USI community.

    Click here for the secured on-line form to see, if you qualify. The deadline to apply is Friday, October 28.

  • Pumpkin decorating contest


  • Campus is invited to the Outreach & Engagement Halloween Party

  • New employment opportunities at USI from September 21 - October 21

    These are only the most current openings within the past month. Visit Human Resources for a full list.


    Assistant Professor of English, College of Liberal Arts

    Assistant Professor of Spanish, College of Liberal Arts

    Assistant Professor of Communication Studies, College of Liberal Arts

    Adjunct Faculty

    Adjunct Faculty, College of Liberal Arts/English Composition

    Adjunct Faculty, Advanced Manufacturing/Engineering, Pott College of Science & Engineering


    Manager of Accounts Receivable

    Innovation & Facilitation Consultant, Outreach and Engagement

    Nurse Planner, Center for Lifelong Learning for Health Professions/College of Nursing and Health Professions

    Coordinator of Continuing Education, Center for Lifelong Learning for Health Professions/College of Nursing and Health Professions

    Assistant Director, IT Security

    Program Coordinator, Student Development Programs (Fraternity and Sonority Life)


    Administrative Associate, Student Affairs

    Accounting Associate, Foundation Accounting

    Accounting Assistant, Business Office

    Administrative Associate, Undergraduate Admissions

    Service, Maintenance and Security

    HVAC Operator, Facility Operations and Planning

    Lead Grounds Maintenance Worker, Housing Facility Operations

    Public Safety Officer, Public Safety

    Part-time, Seasonal/Temporary

    Substitute Teacher, Children's Learning Center

    Cashier (part-time), Campus Store Operations

  • Domestic Violence Awareness Month

    How much do you know about what healthy romantic relationships look like? Domestic violence affects people in all walks of life, including college students. If you've ever questioned whether your partner's behavior is abusive, or you aren't sure how to help a friend who is in an unhealthy relationship, visit the Counseling Center's information table between 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Thursday, October 6 or between 12:30 - 2 p.m. Wednesday, October 26 in the University Center East lobby.

    Purple ribbons for Domestic Violence Awareness Month will also be available so you can show your support for the members of our community impacted by this issue.

    Sponsored by the USI Counseling Center and co-sponsored by Recreation, Fitness and Wellness Center.

    For more information contact the Counseling Center at 812-464-1867.

  • Undergraduate Admissions to host Fall Visit Days for prospective students

    In addition to weekday visits, Undergraduate Admissions will host two Open Houses (formerly known as Southern Hospitality Days) this fall for prospective students and families. Open Houses are scheduled for October 15 and November 12.

    Undergraduate admissions is also collaborating with the Registrar’s Office and Advising Centers to host dedicated Transfer Visit Days this fall scheduled for October 28 and November 29.

    Please encourage people you know going through the college search to come and experience USI during these events. If you are on campus and see these guests, we appreciate your assistance in making them feel welcome!

  • AMIGO Applications Open through October 28


  • OSPRA Writing Group

    7 Wednesdays, September 21-November 2, from 2 - 4 p.m., UC 2203 (attend as many sessions as you’d like)

    Time for faculty to work on their fall Internal Grant proposals and receive assistance from OSPRA staff. For more information, please visit

  • Internal Communications focus groups being held

    The USI University Communications team is conducting a series of faculty/staff focus groups over the next few months. The purpose of the focus groups is to hear opinions about USI’s internal communications tools, the frequency of communication and the messages received. If you receive an invitation, strongly consider participating. Your feedback is important to us and the future direction of internal communications.

     Supervisors, employees in your area may be asked to participate. If they receive an invitation, please allot time for them to participate and encourage them to take part.

  • Nominate candidates for an honorary degree

    From the Provost’s Office:

    Members of the USI community are invited to nominate candidates for an honorary degree to be presented during the University of Southern Indiana 2017 Spring 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 the 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. Anonymous applications will not be considered. Identities of nominators will not be revealed to the Honorary Degree Committee until finalists have been determined.

    Visit the Provost's Office Honorary Degree web page and fill out a nomination form. Thank you for your continued support in the search for the 2016-2017 Honorary Degree recipient.

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