University of Southern Indiana
  • Sign your class up for Library Instruction

    Do you teach a class that involves a research assignment?

    Do you want your students to learn more about research at Rice Library?

    Sign your class up to come to the library for research instruction. We also teach information literacy skills! Your students can learn how to:

    - determine the amount and types of information needed to fulfill their research needs.
    - form their research questions into manageable concepts.
    - find articles in general and/or specific databases.
    - understand the difference between scholarly and popular sources.
    - evaluate sources.
    - do so much more!

    You can also contact me if you need any help coming up with a research assignment or research assignment requirements! Library instruction takes place in the library labs and the instructor or a sub must be present for the instruction session. You can learn more about our policies here.

    In order to request a session fill out this form and we will contact you with any additional questions and a confirmation of your session.

    For more information, contact Ashley Blinstrub at 812-465-1277 or

  • Rozewski accepts new position at Southern Connecticut State University

    Mark Rozewski, vice president for finance and administration, has accepted an executive vice president appointment at Southern Connecticut State University in New Haven effective February 16, 2015.  Rozewski came to the University of Southern Indiana in January of 2005. 

    “Mark brought tremendous experience to his position and USI has benefited from his 10 years of service. He is attuned to the academic mission of a university and has been a wise voice on a variety of capital and administrative projects,” said USI President Linda L. M. Bennett. “I wish him every success in his new post in Connecticut.”

    In addition to his fiscal responsibilities, under his leadership over the past decade, the USI campus has added the Business and Engineering Center, University Center East, the building referred to as the ‘Cone’, the Applied Engineering Center and the soon to be completed Teaching Theatre.  

    “It's been both an honor and a pleasure to have had a role in the ongoing growth and development of a very special university that is well positioned for the years to come. I move on to this new challenge remembering the friends I've made at USI and with USI always in my thoughts,” said Rozewski.

    The vice president for finance and administration is the chief business and fiscal officer of the University. A search firm has been engaged and will begin the process to determine Rozewski’s replacement.

  • Food Services holiday hours

    The Loft

    Tuesday, December 16 - Breakfast and Lunch Only

    Wednesday, December 17-Friday, January 9 – Closed

    The Sweets Spot

    Wednesday, December 16-Sunday, January 11 – Closed

    Burger King

    Tuesday, December 16 - 7:30am - 8:30pm

    Wednesday, December 17 - 7:30am – 2:30pm

    Thursday, December 18- Saturday, January 10 – Closed

    Archie's Pizzeria

    Friday, December 12 - 9:30am-1:00pm

    Monday, December 15 -Friday, December 19 - 10:30am - 1:30pm

    Monday, December 22-Tuesday, December 23 - 10:30am - 1:30pm

    Wednesday, December 24 - Wednesday, January 7- Closed

    Sub Connection

    Tuesday, December 16 - 3:00pm-9:00pm

    Wednesday, December 17- Sunday, January 4 – Closed

    Fiesta Fuego

    Thursday, December 11- Sunday, January 11- Closed

    Cyclone Salads

    Saturday, December 13-Sunday, January 11 – Closed

    Simply To Go Link

    Tuesday, December 16 - 7:30am-2:00pm

    Wednesday, December 17- Sunday, January 11- Closed

    Simply To Go LA

    Monday, December 15- Sunday, January 11 – Closed

    Red Mango

    Monday, December 15- Sunday, January 11 – Closed


    Wednesday, December 17 - 7:00am-2:00pm

    Thursday, December 18-Sunday, January 4 – Closed

  • News Media Policy for USI Employees

    This policy establishes the University of Southern Indiana’s position with respect to employee interaction with the news media, including representatives of print, online, television and radio outlets and all student media.

    Policy—University Communications is the designated contact point for the news media and the source of official information about the University. It is the responsibility of University Communications to provide clear and consistent communications and to initiate and/or respond to media requests and to manage those interactions.

    An employee or department seeking to publicize a program, event or achievement should contact University Communications. Similarly, employees or departments contacted by the media are strongly encouraged to notify and use University Communications as a resource before providing any information or responding to questions. Student athletes, coaches and athletic administrators who are contacted by media should coordinate through Athletic Communications.

    After contact with a media representative has been established, employees are free to discuss topics related to their areas of academic expertise, but should not speak on behalf of the University nor interpret University policy unless designated as a spokesperson by the administration. If the University is asked for official comment on an issue, an appropriate spokesperson will be identified by USI’s senior leadership and/or the assistant vice president of marketing and communications.

    News media are permitted to enter public areas of the University campus, but are encouraged to first contact USI’s University Communications staff prior to visiting campus. Access to classrooms and campus housing is strictly prohibited without permission from the University. While on USI property, media representatives should be accompanied by a member of the University Communications staff. Employees who see unaccompanied media on campus are asked to contact University Communications.

    It is the responsibility of the deans, department chairs and supervisors to communicate and implement procedures to comply with this policy, while also ensuring that academic freedom,* free inquiry and freedom of expression within the academic community are respected and observed.

    If you have questions about this policy, contact University Communications by email at or phone at 812-228-5157 or 812-461-5259.

    *see faculty handbook, section III, faculty and academic policies, pg. 18

  • Unmasked: Revealing Science through Art - McCutchan/Pace Gallery

    Art And Science

  • Payment schedule for the end of the calendar year 2014

    With the end of the calendar year approaching, there is a need to adjust the normal payment schedule for direct payments and purchase order invoices.  Please review the information below for the alternate schedule for all 2014 payments. 

    We appreciate your cooperation so that all vendor payments can be completed on a timely basis.


    All Direct Pay Forms must be received in Accounts Payable by 4:30 p.m. on MONDAY, December 15, to produce a payment before the end of the calendar year. If this deadline is not met, the payment may be delayed until Monday, January 5, 2015, or after.               


    Please note that the invoice email reports you will be receiving December 10 through December 17, will have a shortened time period for your review.  In an effort to pay invoices promptly at the end of the calendar year, all purchase order invoices entered December 9 through December 16, and are under $5,000, will be released for payment, according to the terms on the invoice, on December 19. Accounts Payable must be notified by the end of the business day, December 18, of requests to withhold purchase order invoice payments. You may submit a request to withhold payment by replying to the email message you receive regarding the specific invoice.  Payment may be withheld if you have not received the goods or services requested or if the invoice does not belong to your department.  As usual, no action is required if your purchase order invoices are ok to pay.


    The last check run for 2014 will be December 23. 

    If you have questions, please contact Jeff Sponn at 812-461-5423 or

  • Gift-in-kind tax forms due by end of December

    If your department has received a gift-in-kind this year, a form must be processed by the end of December so the donor's gift can be properly recognized and claimed as a 2014 tax deduction. Gifts-in-kind, or charitable gifts of non-cash property, includes such things as library books, oriental rugs, paintings, and other fine art gifts, computer software, laboratory equipment, and real estate. There are substantial tax benefits to be derived from such gifts. The form, Foundation Gift-in-Kind Request, may be found among the listing of Outlook forms on your computer. Call the Foundation office at 812/464-1918 if you have any questions.

  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day Luncheon - January 19

    James D Anderson Poster Final

  • 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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