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  • Empty Bowls - November 8

    EMPTY BOWLS, Evansville!

    Saturday, Nov. 8th         11am – 2pm at

    Kirby’s Fine Dining

    1119 Parrett St.

    Evansville Arts District – Haynie’s Corner

    Come and purchase a hand-made ceramic bowl… ANY bowl for just $10.00 each!

    Soup by Twilight Bistro, Woodbine, Perfectly Fresh, and Kirby’s will be served while supplies last!

    Beverages are provided by Tropicana, Evansville.

    The bowls that you take home will remind you that your purchase helped to fill               

    someone’s Empty Bowl!

    100% of the proceeds will benefit United Caring Services of Evansville and Aurora, Inc.

    Brought to you by the USI Department of Art.

    Empty Bowls 2014 Final Copy

  • Employee Retirement Reception - November 13


  • USI advanced film screening depicts Lincoln’s childhood - Nov. 5

    The Better Angels 02 NewsThe Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial and USI’s Historic Southern Indiana have partnered with film distributor Amplify to present a special advanced screening of “The Better Angels” at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, November 5 in Forum I in USI’s Wright Administration Building. Produced by Terrence Malick, “The Better Angels” focuses on Abraham Lincoln’s life and family while growing up in Spencer County, Indiana.

    Free and open to the public, the screening comes to USI two days prior to the films release date in New York and Los Angeles.

    View “The Better Angels” trailer online.

    RSVP at

    For more information, contact Historic Southern Indiana at 812-465-7014.

  • Road Closures for Norwegian Road March on November 1

    On Saturday, November 1, Bennett Lane will be closed from 5 a.m. until 3 p.m. while the Norwegian Road March (NRM) is underway. There will be no vehicle access to the Baseball and Soccer Fields, the Outdoor Education Center or the USI-Burdette Trail entrance at Persimmon Grove. Parking will be available in Lot O behind the RFC for pedestrian access to those areas. The north-bound lane of University Boulevard will be closed between Rankin Lane and the roadway between Lots A and B, with the south-bound lane marked for two-way traffic. Bluff Lane will be closed at the Bennett Lane entrance to Lot K. Access to the Applied Engineering Center, Support Services Center, and Teaching Theatre Support Center will be open via Clarke Lane.

    The organizers of the NRM are expecting 700+ participants. They will be split into three groups, with the groups departing the starting line at University Boulevard and Bennett Lane at 7:30 a.m., 8 a.m., and 8:30 a.m.

  • Student Development Programs has two upcoming opportunities for student involvement

    Student Development Programs has two upcoming opportunities for student involvement. Please pass along to students in your area who may be interested.

    1)    Student Development Programs is hosting a joint Student Leadership Conference with the University of Evansville on Saturday, November 15, 2014 from 9am-12:30pm.  This is a free event open to all USI students. Transportation to the University of Evansville will be provided to and from USI.  This is a great opportunity for students to network with other leaders in the Evansville area, gather new perspectives, and develop their leadership skills.  Open registration can be found online via this link.

    2)    Student Development Programs is looking for nominations for the 2015 Last Lecture Series!  The Last Lecture Series features a USI faculty or staff member that is nominated and selected  by students to answer one question: “If this were your last time to address a group of students, what would you say to them.”  The faculty or staff member with the most nominations will be asked to speak during the Spring Semester for USI’s second Last Lecture Series event.  Nominations are due via this online form by 4:30pm on Monday, November 24.

  • Indiana Blood Center hold a blood drive - November 19

    Slide1 (1)The Indiana Blood Center will hold a blood drive at USI on Wednesday, November 19 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Carter Hall. This blood drive is sponsored on campus by USI nursing students involved in the Indiana Association of Nursing Students (IANS) and USI Dance Marathon (USIDM) for Riley Hospital for Children. For every participant at this drive, Indiana Blood Center will donate $3 to the 2015 USI Dance Marathon.

    Indiana Blood Center needs to see 550 people every day in order to meet patients' needs at more than 60 hospitals. Help ensure a stable blood supply by raising your sleeve at USI!

    The first hour of this drive is reserved for faculty and staff. Schedule your appointment by emailing

    If your last whole blood donation was on or before September 24, 2014, you are eligible to donate at the blood drive on Nov. 19. (The last blood drive held at USI was with the American Red Cross on September 8, 2014.)

    On medication? Traveled out of the US recently? Read responses to some of the most common donor questions at:

  • USI Foundation Award for Outstanding Teaching nomination deadline Nov. 3

    The Provost’s Office is currently accepting nominations by any student, administrator, faculty member, or alumnus by the deadline date of November 3, 2014, for each USI Foundation faculty award as shown below:

    USI Foundation Award for Outstanding Teaching by New Faculty

    New faculty will receive a $1,000 cash stipend and a $1,000 faculty development grant.

    (The nominee must be a full-time voting member of the faculty with six years or less full-time teaching experience at USI.)

    USI Foundation Award for Outstanding Teaching by Adjunct Faculty

    Adjunct faculty will receive a $500 cash stipend and a $500 faculty development grant.

    (The nominee must be currently teaching and have taught at USI for a minimum of three consecutive semesters, or one semester each of three consecutive years.)

    For information regarding guidelines and an online application, see

    Submit applications by Monday, November 3rd for both new faculty and adjunct faculty members. It only takes a few moments to complete the form thereby nominating a deserving faculty member. (Reminder: No anonymous nominations will be accepted.)

  • Fall Internal Grant deadline - November 3

    Are you planning on applying for a Fall Internal Grant to fund your research? The deadline is fast approaching on  Monday November 3, 2014. If you would like to apply follow the 2 easy steps below.

    Complete an internal grant intent to apply and submit to no later than Wednesday October 29, 2014 at 4:30pm. You can find the internal grant intent apply here.

    Prepare your proposal and submit through USI’s grant software Cayuse before Monday November 3, 2014 at 4:30pm.

    If you need additional assistance with your proposal please contact your Grant Administrator.

    Rebecca Deeg:

    College of Liberal Arts; Romain College of Business; Outreach and Engagement; Academic Affairs
    Contact Information:  or  465-5149

    Emily Lynn:

    College of Nursing and Health Professions; Pott College of Science, Engineering, Education; Student Affairs
    Contact Information:  or 465-1126


  • African Cultural Diversity Showcase - November 4

    African Cultural Diversity Showcase Tues Nov 4 Carter Hall D 12 2Pm

  • Barack Obama, the Confines of Race - November 14

    Robert Terrill Flyer

  • Visiting artist, Greely Myatt, lecture - November 3


  • Free movie screening: Blueberry Soup- November 7

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  • Priority Registration for Spring and Summer 2015 is November 3-14

    TEACHING FACULTY:  Please announce to your classes that Priority Registration will be November 3-14; encourage your students to register early.  Look up classes online through myUSI.

    Priority registration allows continuing and returning students to select courses prior to the beginning of the term.  Registration begins at 8 a.m. on Monday, November 3, and progresses according to the daily schedule shown in the Class Schedule at and

    Students register online via myUSI ( according to the total of their earned plus currently enrolled hours, and are encouraged to register on their first day of eligibility. 

    - All continuing and readmission students are eligible to register online, but are urged to first meet with their academic advisor to review their course selection prior to registering.  Contact your advisor to schedule an appointment (subject to availability).

    - Degree-seeking undergraduate students with less than 30 earned hours (freshmen), and students seeking certain majors, 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 registration hold.

    - Degree-seeking undergraduates who began at USI in summer 1995 or later 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

  • USI Memorabilia Collection

    IMG 0990The University will be celebrating its 50th anniversary next year and the USI Memorabilia Collection in the University Archives and Special Collections strives to keep the visual history of USI alive through the collection and preservation of items, like t-shirts, buttons, mugs, jerseys, and banners, just to name a few.  Some of the unique items in this collection include: a set of eight soda cans celebrating the 1995 men’s basketball national championship, t-shirts from one of the university’s most popular event, the Eagle Gran Prix from 1975 to 1997, the original robe worn by the grand marshal at commencement ceremonies from 1971 to 1989, and the ceremonial ball and chain of independence, clipped off of Archie’s ankle, on April 26, 1985. Items within this collection reflect events, organizations, and the campus growth from 1965 to today. 

    The collection is unique and the items within are in high demand for displays and events both on and off campus.  Next year much of the collection will be on display around campus as well as the Evansville Museum, filling display cases and lending a visual record of USI’s growth from a branch of Indiana State University to the independent university it is today. 

    We here in the archives would like to see our collection grow as much as the university continues to grow and are looking for donations of ISUE and USI materials.  So the next time you’re cleaning out a closet, attic, or garage, think of the USI Memorabilia Collection in the University Archives and Special Collections here at Rice Library.

    For more information contact Jennifer Greene at or 812-464-1832.

  • USI Giving Tree - application deadline is October 31
    Giving Tree Graphic


    - Children’s Learning Center (CN) –  Gyneth Fehribach
    - Counseling Center (OC 1051) – Diana Rumsey
    - Dean of Students Office (UC 1229) –  Britney Orth
    - Housing & Residence Life (RES) –  Ciara Harr
    - Recreation, Fitness and Wellness (RFWC) – Jeannie Kuebler
    - Religious Life (OD) – Christine Hoehn

    Click here for a secured online application!

    Application Deadline: October 31, 2014

  • Annual Security and Fire Safety Report Now Available

    The University of Southern Indiana, Office of Public Safety is committed to assisting all members of the University community in providing for their own safety and security.  The 2013 annual security and fire safety compliance document is available on the Office of Public Safety website at

    If you would like to receive a hard copy of the Annual Security and Fire Safety Report which contains this information, you may call 812-464-1845 or stop by stop by the Office of Public Safety.

  • 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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