The University of Southern Indiana has named Amy Price as director of Housing and Residence Life. She will begin her duties as director on May 1.
As director, Price serves as the chief housing officer managing a comprehensive campus housing and residential life operation and collaborating with campus service organizations to provide 3,000 residents business operations, administrative services, housekeeping, maintenance, human resources, marketing, social media and public relations, and information technology. She will oversee more than 100 full-time, part-time and student employees; 43 apartment buildings; and four residence halls.
"Amy is a seasoned housing and residence life professional and was selected through a national search process," said Dr. Marcia Kiessling, associate provost for Student Affairs. "Her background, knowledge, and passion for serving students will be assets in her new role as director of Housing and Residence Life."
Prior to being named director, Price served as interim director and as associate director of Housing and Residence Life since 2007, and as special assistant to the provost during the 2014-2015 academic year. She previously served as an associate resident director, resident director, complex director and area director for Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois.
"I am very excited to continue my professional career at USI and lead Housing and Residence Life in this new role as we help students live, learn and grow," said Price. "I am eager to continue developing partnerships and strengthening collaborations throughout campus and in the community."
Price holds a bachelor's degree in elementary education from Western Illinois University and a master's degree in guidance and counseling from Eastern Illinois University.
Shirley Webster, USI custodial worker, passed away Tuesday, April 26, 2016.
Surviving Shirley are three daughters, Stephanie Knapp, Melissa (Greg) Hill and Desiree` Webster, all of Evansville; her grandchildren, Celeste and Dalton Hill and Carter Webster; two sisters, Kathy (Ed) Dietz of Evansville and Vicky Gramling of Arkansas; two brothers, Bill (Emma) Brown of Evansville and Gene (Margaret) Brown of Newburgh; many nieces, nephews, cousins and her extended family and friends.
Shirley was preceded in death by her parents, Pearl and Dorothy (Skaggs) Brown; her husband, Raymond Webster; and by her former husband, Walter Knapp.
Funeral services for Shirley will be held at 10:00 A.M. on Monday, May 2, 2016 at Pierre Funeral Home, Pastor Robert Simpkins officiating. Burial will follow in Sunset Cemetery.
Friends may visit with the family from 1:00 until 7:00 P.M. on Sunday at Pierre Funeral Home, 2601 W. Franklin Street.
Condolences may be made online at www.pierrefuneralhome.com.
The full obituary can be found at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/courierpress/obituary.aspx?n=shirley-ann-webster&pid=179813672&fhid=24978
The Southwest Indiana Area Health Education Center (SWI-AHEC) has an opportunity for high school students to learn more about health careers and college preparation this summer. Participants must be high school sophomores, juniors or seniors in Fall 2016. The SWI-AHEC Health Careers Exploration Program 2016 will offer presentations, hands-on activities, field trip(s), and other activities to provide the participants with insights into health careers, as well as postsecondary education. The camp is a three-day (non-residential) experience scheduled for June 20, 21 and 22, 2016, on the campus of the University of Southern Indiana. Spaces are limited, and applications are due no later than May 1, 2016. More information and application packet: http://www.usi.edu/swi-ahec/
Join USI in the fight against heart disease!
American Heart Association Heart Walk
Saturday, June 4 – 9:30 a.m.
701 Veterans Memorial Parkway
Heart disease is the number one cause of death for both men and women in the United States. Everyone has a reason to live a healthier, longer life. The American Heart Association Heart Walk promotes physical activity and heart-healthy living in a fun, family environment, and raises money to fund life-saving research and education. USI students, staff, and faculty members are invited to join and walk with the USI Screaming Eagles team.
To register for the walk and join the USI team, visit http://evansvilleheartwalk.kintera.org/ and click Register and Join Heart Walk. Select Join a Team and search for “USI Screaming Eagles.” Although there is no fee to register, we encourage team members to donate as much as they are able, and/or set their own fundraising goals. Each team member will receive a USI Team T-shirt.
For more information contact the Recreation, Fitness, and Wellness Center 812-461-5483 or e-mail Catherine Champagne at email@example.com.
The Southern Indiana Review Press publication, Skin Music by Dennis Hinrichsen, was the recognized as a 2016 da Vinci Eye, Eric Hoffer Award winner. The Eric Hoffer Award presents the da Vinci Eye to books with superior cover artwork. Cover art is judged on both content and style. The da Vinci Eye is given in honor of the historic artist, scientist, and inventor Leonardo da Vinci. This is an additional distinction beneath the Eric Hoffer Award umbrella.
The USI Alumni Association Nominating Committee seeks nominations for the 2016 Alumni Association Awards. The Alumni Service, Faculty Recognition and Honorary Alumni Awards recognize outstanding achievements and service to USI. The awards presentation will take place at the USI Founders' Day Celebration Luncheon on Wednesday, September 14, Carter Hall in University Center West.
If you know of a deserving alumna, alumnus, faculty member, administrator or friend of USI, complete the online nomination form by June 30.
If you have questions about the awards, contact Janet Johnson at 812-464-1924 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you’ve ever wondered what USI faculty and staff can achieve in the span of one year, the Center Excellence in Teaching and Learning has compiled it in a single report. Publications, awards, art exhibitions, conference proceedings, grants and more can be found in the Scholarly and Creative Works Report.
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April is Financial Literacy Month and the University of Southern Indiana Foundation is excited to announce the recent establishment of a new scholarship endowment.
The Frederick and Christina Huck Financial Foundations Endowment was established to provide students with tools to efficiently manage their finances. Susan Huck, a longtime friend of USI, made this gift to provide scholarships to complete the Foundations in Personal Finance College Addition course for USI undergraduate and graduate students.
This five-week online course through Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University covers several topics including establishing savings, creating a practical budget, and philanthropy.
Fifteen scholarships are available for the 2016-2017 academic year and the scholarship applications are due by May 16. Students should fill out the application and return it with supporting documentation to Ginny Bryant Norton at the USI Foundation.
Dennis Hinrichsen has been selected as a poetry finalist in the Society of Midland Authors Annual Literary Award competition for his book, Skin Music, published by Southern Indiana Review Press. Hinrichsen was co-winner of the 2014 Michael Waters Poetry Prize, the University of Southern Indiana’s literary journal’s annual contest for a book-length collection of poems. Hinrichsen is an award-winning poet who has penned eight books of poetry during his career. His latest achievement will be commemorated at the Society’s annual banquet on May 10 in Chicago.
Copies of Skin Music can be purchased online.
The Department of Distance Learning at University of Southern Indiana offers a 12-week Online Course Development Program (OCDP) three times a year in response to the recent growing demand in online teaching support and training. Eligible faculty could receive a stipend after the course is fully developed and fulfills the program requirements. Since January 2015, 47 USI faculty have participated in the program and developed a total of 50 quality online courses that are fully compliant with the Quality Matters rubric. The 2016 Spring OCDP Final Showcase is an opportunity for faculty to present their finish courses to the rest of the Spring OCDP cohort. The times that this will be offered will be from 12-1pm on Thursday, April 28, Friday April 29, Monday, May 2, and Tuesday May 3; as well as 3-4:30 pm on Monday, May 2, Tuesday, May 3, and Wednesday, May 4. This event will be held in FA 46.
The University of Southern Indiana has hired Andrew Lenhardt as executive director of Human Resources. Lenhardt will begin his duties as executive director on June 1, 2016. He succeeds Donna Evinger, who is retiring after more than 10 years of service to the University.
As executive director, Lenhardt will be responsible for leading the University’s human resources team, which provides faculty/staff recruitment and onboarding, employee relations, benefits design, negotiation and administration, compensation administration and performance management, payroll, immigration services, training and development, and legal compliance, including campus-wide Title IX compliance and non-discrimination for more than 2,500 employees and more than 9,000 students. (Read more...)
The University’s magazine, formerly known as USI Magazine and now titled illume, is about to hit your home mailboxes.
Inside the pages of the new magazine you’ll find lots of never-before departments and columns (such as on page 13), in addition to features and an improved Class Notes section.
The St. Mary’s Mobile Digital Mammography Unit will be on campus from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, May 5 in the Helath Professions Center, room 1041. Set up an appointment directly with with St. Mary’s Breast Center by calling 812-485-4437. Inform them that you are a USI employee or spouse of an employee making an appointment for the May 5 campus visit.
Digital mammography works in the same way as traditional mammograms but instead of capturing images on x-ray film, which has to be developed, images are captured digitally and immediately sent to a computer monitor. This allows our radiologist to manipulate the image’s brightness, contrast and magnification to help detect any cancer that may be present. Patient accesses to this technology, through the availability of a mobile unit, will allow us to provide the best technology available to women who may not otherwise have access to this technology.
St. Mary’s Breast Center also offers the advantage of having a dedicated Breast Radiologist, Dr. Charles Lackey, on site at all times. Dr. Lackey is a Board-Certified Breast Radiologist, who is extensively trained in breast health, completed a breast fellowship at Washington University, St. Louis, and continues to study breast imaging extensively. Dr. Lackey will carefully examine all the images obtained and a letter will be mailed with the results on the next business day.
You do not need a physician’s order. Women with implants can have a digital mammogram. Mammograms are normally covered under all insurance plans and your insurance carrier will be billed for these services. It is always a good idea to check with your insurance company first before scheduling. Anthem will cover screening mammograms for USI employees and their spouses. The time span in-between annual screenings does not have to be exactly one year plus a day from the date of your last screening. However, you are only allowed one mammogram screening under your wellness benefit per calendar year.
USI offers numerous summer camps to keep your young one's summer filled with fun activities like sports, science, art, engineering and more. Check out the complete list for more information.