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  • Nominations for Honorary Degree

    You are invited 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 alum. 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. We appreciate your assistance in this effort.

  • University stock envelopes

    Creative and Print Services supplies departments with two types of mailing envelopes. For large volume users, we provide and recommend the continued use of “custom printed department envelopes.” For smaller volume users, we provide and recommend continued use of “generic (stock) envelopes.”

    Future printings of “generic stock envelopes” will incorporate a small change to support University business requirements. The new supply will show this change. Below is a description of the change and a reminder about how these envelopes should be used.

    Generic (Stock) Envelopes

    If you order generic stock #10 envelopes from Creative and Print Services you will notice a box printed on the front (bottom left corner). This box is where senders must include their Fund/Org and Department Name. You may hand write (legibly and accurately) this information within the frame or you may add this information (in position within the frame) on your envelope template.

    • Generic envelopes are to be used for individual or small batch external correspondence and must contain the Fund/Org and Department Name information. Generic envelopes are not designed for use with bulk mailings.
    • Existing generic envelope inventory will be used to fill orders until the current supply runs out. Until such time, simply continue adding this information under the reply address block.

     Stock Envelopes


    Custom Department Envelopes

    These envelopes are custom printed with the department’s name and unique fund/org. If you keep department-specific envelopes on-hand, use these for external correspondence from your department. Bulk mailings should always use this type of envelope.

  • Welcome Week/Move-in Volunteers Needed

    Welcome Tents – Staff one of the Welcome Tents (August 25 or 26, 2014) where you will provide directions and answer questions.  Refreshments are provided at each tent for new students who need a snack between classes by Sodexo.

    Move-in – Assign yourself to a residence hall or apartment area and assist new students while they move in on Thursday, August 21, 2014.  We will also be looking for a few helping hands as our Living Learning Community students move in on Wednesday, August 20, 2014. This task requires some lifting, but mostly pushing luggage tubs from the car to the student’s new home.  Volunteers with housing move-in will receive a free t-shirt to wear that day. Signing up by July 25, 2014 will guarantee you the correct shirt size.

    Team Captains – Another opportunity for you to get involved with Housing Move-in is our Team Captain positions! Team Captains will have the option to work the morning, afternoon, or all day at a residence hall or near our freshman apartments and help to coordinate our volunteer efforts. If you are interested in volunteering for this opportunity or have any questions, please e-mail Laurie Berry at

    Click below to go to the online Volunteer Registration Form or contact Student Development Programs at 812/465-7167 or to volunteer.  Thanks in advance for your help in welcoming our newest eagles to USI!

    Volunteer Registration Form

  • Sodexo summer picnic

    It’s Sodexo Summer Picnic time again! All are welcome to join us.
    Wednesday, July 16, 2014
    University Center – East

    For a delicious menu of:
    BBQ Chicken
    Sweet n’ Sour Cole Slaw
    Baked Beans
    Ice tea, lemonade, water

    Purchase your tickets early and save! Tickets are $5 in advance and can be purchased at:
    Eagle Access Card Office
    Cyclone Salads
    Fiesta Fuego (closed on Picnic Day)
    Or visit our website and purchase online at

    $6 on the day of the event, so get your tickets early and save!
    We accept Cash, Charge, Flex or Munch Money!

    *Just a tip: purchasing online is easier if you check out as a guest and will only accept credit card payments.

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    USI Leading Effective Teams
  • Children's Learning Center needs your help collecting plastic caps

    The Children's Learning Center is asking for your help in collecting plastic bottle caps and soft plastic lids. The plastic will be repurposed and used to build a child-size picnic table for the Center.

    Teachers are using the experience to teach the children the importance of recycling.

    Donations may be brought directly to the Center.

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  • USI Eagle Hour - Alumni Networking Reception July 24

    Alumni residing and working in the Evansville area are invited to gather for an informal alumni networking reception on Thursday, July 24 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Tin Man Brewing Co. on West Franklin Street.

    Complimentary appetizers and a cash bar will be available. No charge for this event sponsored by the USI Alumni Association.

    Register now. Spread the word to your alumni friends.

    Questions, please email or call Alumni & Volunteer Services at 812-464-1924.

  • Deaths in the USI family

    Betty SimmonsBetty A. (Phillips) Simmons, wife of William E. Simmons, Sr., Retired Custodial Services Supervisor, passed away Monday July 14, 2014. 

    Betty is survived by her husband of 68 years, William E. Simmons Sr.; son, William E. Simmons Jr. (Phyllis); daughter, Deborah Simmons, all of Evansville; grandchildren, Sigourney Simmons, Tera Simmons, Danny Simmons, Stephanie Willis (Scott); and brother, Gerald Casey.  She was preceded in death by her parents, Arthur and Mary Josephine (Cheshire) Phillips and her son, Terry G. Simmons.

    Ziemer Funeral Home East Chapel handled the private services.

    Memorial contributions may be made to Vanderburgh Humane Society, 400 Milner Industrial Dr., Evansville, IN 47710.

    The full obituary can be found at:


    Jerome R. “Jerry” Cain, Dean Emeritus of the Pott College of Science and Engineering and Professor Emeritus of Biology, passed away on Sunday, July 13, 2014.   

    Jerry is survived by his wife of eight years, Michelle A. (Burk) Cain; one son and daughter-in-law: Rob and Brandy Erickson of Normal, IL; one daughter and son-in-law: Mandy and P. J. Ratesic of Irwin, PA; one step daughter: Lauren Gansman of Evansville, IN; one sister: Rita Leis of Bradford, OH; one brother and sister-in-law: Dennis and Cindy Cain of Bradford, OH; and six grandchildren: Conner, Caleb, Gavin, Ivan, Colin and Alyvea.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Norman R. and Effie M. (Leonard) Cain.

    Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:00 AM, Saturday, July 19, 2014 at Immaculate Conception Church, 200 Clay Street, Bradford, OH with Rev. Fr. Ronald Haft as Celebrant. Burial will follow in Miami Memorial Park in Covington, OH. Friends may call from 4:00-7:00 PM on Friday at Bridges-Stocker-Fraley Funeral Home in Bradford.

    The full obituary can be found at:


    BrauserRobert Dale Brauser, USI Retired Custodial Worker, died Thursday, July 10, 2014.

    He is survived by his son, Michael Brauser, of Mount Vernon; a brother, Charles (Judy) Brauser, of Oakland City; nieces and nephews, David, Steve and Roger Brauser, of Evansville, James Brauser, of Mount Vernon, Marilyn Caldemeyer, of Velpen, Ind., and Kay Claridge, of Oakland City. He was preceded in death by his wife, Barbara Buchanan Brauser; his parents, Adolph A. and Helen (Cole) Brauser; two brothers, Donald E. and Richard E. Brauser; a nephew, Keith Brauser and a niece, Naomi Brauser.

    Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 15, 2014, at the Stendeback Family Funeral Home, 1330 E. 4th St., Mount Vernon, with burial in Bellefontaine Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. on Monday at the funeral home.

    The full obituary can be found at:



  • Cast your vote for USI's Intensive English Students' video

    USI's intensive English students have entered a "Tell the Story" video contest. Be sure to show your support by voting!

    They are competing for a prize. If they win, they will also get their names in the Oxford University Press.

    All you have to do is click on the link and click “vote”

    The Oxford Picture Dictionary “Tell the Story” Video Contest

  • Become a host family for an international student

    What is a host family? Host families are a family or a single person willing to share their time and interests with an international student. They act as a link to our culture and the activities in the area.

    Hosts families can (but not limited to):

    • Have students over for dinner
    • Meet for lunch or coffee
    • Be a friendly face on campus
    • Take students shopping
    • Enjoy fun activities with students (movies, board games, sports, etc.)

    Host families are not responsible for:

    • Homestays
    • Money matters
    • Immigration regulations, visas, work permits, etc.
    • Academic counseling, class attendance
    • Registration procedures and payment of tuition

    It doesn’t take a lot of time or effort to make someone feel welcome. The time commitment is flexible; it depends on your schedule and your student’s schedule. Host families should have regular contact with student (at least once a month). In between visits, a friendly email can really brighten an international student’s day! Please take the time to consider opening your hearts and homes to these students.

    For more information please email Nicole Vernon ( or come by the International Programs & Services Office in the UC East.

    Host Fam Ad
  • Food Services - summer hours

    Fiesta Fuego

    Wednesday, May 14(Start Summer Hours Mon-Fri)   10:30am-1:30pm

    Monday, May 26 (Memorial Day) Closed

    Friday, May 30 (Orientation) 10:00am - 3:00pm

    Saturday, May 31 (Orientation) 10:00am - 2:00pm

    Friday, June 20 (Orientation) 10:00am - 3:00pm

    Saturday, June 21 (Orientation) 10:00am - 2:00pm

    Friday, July 4 (Independence Day) Closed

    Friday, July 11 (Orientation) 10:00am - 3:00pm

    Saturday, July 12 (Orientation) 10:00am - 2:00pm

    Cyclone Salads

    Thursday, May 8 (Start Summer Hours Mon-Fri)  7:30am - 2:00pm

    Monday, May 26 (Memorial Day) Closed

    Friday, May 30 (Orientation)  7:00am - 2:00pm

    Saturday, May 31 (Orientation)  7:00am - 2:00pm

    Friday, June 20 (Orientation)  7:00am - 2:00pm

    Saturday, June 21 (Orientation)  7:00am - 2:00pm

    Friday, July 4 (Independence Day)  Closed

    Friday, July 11 (Orientation)  7:00am - 2:00pm

    Saturday, July 12 (Orientation)  7:00am - 2:00pm


    Thursday, May 8(Start Summer Hours Mon-Fri)  7:30am - 1:30pm

    Monday, May 12  Closed

    Monday, May 26 (Memorial Day)  Closed

    Saturday, May 31 (Orientation)  7:30am-1:00pm

    Saturday, June 21 (Orientation)  7:30am-1:00pm

    Friday, July 4 (Independence Day)  Closed

    Saturday, July 12 (Orientation)  7:30am-1:00p

  • Rice Library summer hours

    Rice Library's summer hours begin May 13:

    Monday - Thursday........................................8:00am - 10:00pm

    Friday..........................................................8:00am - 5:00pm

    Saturday......................................................9:00am - 5:00pm

    Sunday........................................................1:00pm - 10:00pm

  • 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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