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  • Staff Council announces winning team for the Archie's Closet food drive

    Staff Council urged the USI community to compete to replenish items for Archie's Closet, a service offering food and other needed items to those at USI in need. As part of the competition, they award a traveling trophy to the team who collects the most items. This year they divided people into teams and awarded points, with the most needed items receiving extra points. The traveling trophy went to the team of Rice Library, Multicultural Center and Romain College of Business with a grand total of 4,653 points.

  • In remembrance of USI family member

    Mary Nagel, spouse of Wilbert “Rocky” Nagel, custodial worker for Historic New Harmony, passed away Sunday, September 18, 2016.

    Mary is survived by her husband, Wilbert W. Nagel, Jr.; daughter, Andie L. Nagel; sister, Judy; brothers, Donald (Rosie) and Gerald (Pam); mother-in-law, Patricia; sister-in-law, Victoria; and her three puppies.

    Mary was preceded in death by sisters Norma and Nancy; brothers, George Jr. and David; and parents, George W. and Martha L. Hassebrock.

    Private services will be held with burial to follow at Lutheran Cemetery.

    In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Vanderburgh Humane Society, 400 Millner Industrial Dr, Evansville, IN 47710.

    Condolences may be made online at

    The full obituary can be viewed at:

  • Scholarly Writing Workshop
    Thursday October 6 2:00pm - 3:30 p.m. UC 2217 
    Friday October 7 12:00pm - 1:30 p.m. UC 2218

    This workshop is designed to help you improve your writing productivity, whether you are writing a journal or conference paper, book chapter, or other writings. We will discuss strategies for developing a writing habit while many other time demands call for your time. After the workshop, you will have the opportunity to participate in a 14-day writing challenge to help develop a writing practice that works for you.

    Why Attend?

    * Learn strategies for developing a productive scholarly writing practice.

    * Draft a plan for developing a writing habit and implementing strategies to overcome challenges.

    * Participate in a 14-day writing challenge.

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

    The Details

    This workshop is offered on two dates to accommodate participants’ schedules. Snacks will be provided.

  • RCR Workshop: Mentor/Mentee Responsibilities and Relationships
    Friday September 30
    2:00pm - 3:00pm
    UC 2218 

    Workshops are offered each semester as part of our commitment to ethical research training for all USI researchers. Workshops/seminars are presented by faculty on specific topics selected from the Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) requirements and often include case studies and discussion to foster and encourage audience participation. All researchers, faculty, and students, are welcomed to attend.

    This event is sponsored by the Office of Sponsored Projects and Research Administration (OSPRA) and its RCR Committee. For more information, please visit

    To RSVP, please email . Refreshments will be provided.

  • 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

  • Presidential Debate Watch Party

  • Cinema USI: Star Trek Beyond

    Star Trek Beyond

    Starting: Chris Pine and Zachary Quinto

    Rated PG-13

    Wright Administration, Forum One

    Thursday, September 29, 2016 at 9:00pm

    Saturday, October 1, 2016 at 6:00 and 9:00pm

  • Free public film screening of The Wildcat (1921)

    Movie description: A charismatic lieutenant newly assigned to a remote fort is captured by a group of mountain bandits, thus setting in motion a madcap farce that is Lubitsch at his most unrestrained.

    Director: Ernst Lubitsch    

    6 p.m.

    Tuesday, October 4

    Wright Administration, Forum I

  • Tech Tool Time - Blackboard Collaborate Ultra and Blackboard Basics

    Monday, October 3- Tech Tool Time: Blackboard Collaborate Ultra 12-1 p.m.

    Come to this workshop session and learn about the new features of Blackboard Collaborate Ultra; presented by the Friendly Blackboard Support Team. Please RSVP by clicking on the following link by Wednesday, September 28th. Lunch will be provided.


    Tuesday, October 4- Tech Tool Time: Blackboard Basics 12-1 p.m.

    Come to this workshop session and learn about basic features of blackboard and creating an effective course design with the help of instructional designers, and Blackboard Support Team. Please RSVP by clicking on the following URL link by Thursday, September 29th. Lunch will be provided.

  • How Learning Works: Prior Knowledge in Student Learning Workshop

    Friday, September 30, 11:30 am-1:00 pm in UC 2206

    We will explore how students’ prior knowledge affects their learning and discuss research-based strategies to address issues around prior knowledge.  As instructors, we often build upon our students’ prior knowledge to help them learn. However, prior knowledge that is not activated or is insufficient, inaccurate, or inappropriate can hinder student learning. 

    Why Attend?

     - Increase your knowledge of research-based principles on prior knowledge and student learning. 

     - Develop plans to implement research-based strategies to address prior knowledge and improve student learning in your courses. 

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

    The Details

    In the each How Learning Works monthly workshop series, participants will explore a different learning principle.  We will be using the following as a guide and reference:

    - 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 (available electronically through the Rice Library)

     - 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.


    To Register and learn about additional professional development opportunities, please visit . 

  • Nominations for Who's Who Open Now

    Student Development Programs is now accepting nominations for USI’s 2017 Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges.

    For more than seven decades, this national program has honored outstanding campus leaders annually for their scholastic and community achievements. There is no initiation cost or membership fee to the nominated student. The Who’s Who program was designed this way in 1934 by founder H. Pettus Randall II to ensure academic achievement was recognized regardless of a student’s financial ability to participate.

    In order to be nominated, students must be a currently enrolled undergraduate or graduate student at USI and must have 60 or more credits (junior/ senior/ graduate student status) at the conclusion of the Summer 2016 term. Selection criteria includes student scholarship, career goals, quantity and quality of student’s participation and leadership in academic and/or co-curricular activities, quantity and quality of community involvement, honors and awards, and leadership potential for future contribution to society.

    If you know of a student who stands out, please take a few seconds to nominate them. Nominations can be completed at and are due Tuesday, September 27 at 4:30 p.m.​

    If your nominee is selected to receive this honor, you will be invited to attend the awards ceremony in April. If you have any questions, feel free to contact Kyle Johann or 812-228-5109.

  • Free public film screening of Lyrical Nitrate (excerpts)

    Movie description: This film is a compilation of scenes from silent films made between 1905 and 1915 that sat in storage in an Amsterdam cinema for many years. The title refers to the deteriorating nitrate film stock used in these films. 

    6 p.m.

    Tuesday, September 27

    Wright Administration, Forum I

  • Promotions/Transfers and Reclassifications

    Garry Culver

    From: Lead Maintenance Mechanic, Facility Operations and Planning

    To: Food Services Maintenance, Facility Operations and Planning

    Anne Putty

    From: Bookstore Assistant, Campus Store Operations

    To: Senior Textbook Assistant, Campus Store Operations

    Ryan Butler

    From: Project Coordinator and Data Manager, College of Nursing and Health Professions

    To: Assistant Professor of Nursing, College of Nursing and Health Professions

    Angela Torres

    From: Manager and Marketing Director, New Harmony Theatre

    To: Manager of Accounts Payable and Tax Accounting, Business Office

    Sharri Herriott

    From: Administrative Assistant, Online Continuing Education for Health Professionals

    To: Senior Administrative Assistant, Office of Development

    Apryl Weatherford

    From: Administrative Assistant, Registrar's Office

    To: Administrative Assistant, College of Liberal Arts

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    Lee Poag

    From: Distribution Services Clerk, Distribution Services

    To: Distribution Services Assistant, Distribution Services

  • QPR Gatekeeper Suicide Prevention Training

    QPR stands for Question, Persuade and Refer--three simple steps anyone can learn to help save a life from suicide. Just as people trained in CPR and the Heimlich Manuever help save thousands of lives each year, people trained in QPR learn how to recognize the warning signs of a suicide crisis and how to question, persuade and refer someone to help. All members of the university community are invited to participate in this training, and separate concurrent sessions will be offered for students and faculty/staff.

    Presented by USI Counseling Center staff
    Date & Time: Thursday, September 29, 3-6 p.m.
    Location:  UC 2217-2218

    Register online.

  • 2016 Annual Wellness Fair is September 28

    From 8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. Wednesday, September 28 in Carter Hall

    USI's Annual Wellness Fair is free of charge and is  open to all USI students, faculty, and staff with a valid Eagle Access Card. Over 50 vendors, both USI and community organizations, will have individual booths to share information, provide health screenings, answer questions and give away door prizes, all in a fun and interactive setting.

    What's in it for me?

    Free giveaways at the door, fresh fruit, popcorn and cold water bottles inside the fair, and a chance to win door prizes and a grand prize!

    Door prize examples include: large snack baskets (12), gas cards, gift cards, Vertical Escape intro gift package, stress relief gift basket, padfolio & wireless charger, designer sunglasses and many more.

    For those who participate in the ‘passport,’ your name is put in a drawing for a grand prize

    Passport - Visit at least six of the booths listed on the passport (see blue balloons on tables), and have the vendor sign or stamp your passport that represents their booth. Return the form to the registration table for a chance to win a grand prize. Be sure your name and phone number is on the passport.

    Free Giveaways for 2016

    * USI hackey sacks

    * Live green plants

    * Cinch bags

    * Hand sanitizers

    * Condoms

    * Stress balls

    * Toothbrush and toothpaste sets

    * Pens and pencils

    * Eyeglass cleaning cloths

    Free Health Screenings

    * Hearing

    * Vision

    * BP & cholesterol

    * Pulmonary (lung testing)

    * Derma scan

    * HIV

    * Anxiety & depression

    * Yoga Sessions

    And much more!

    Flu shots are also available.

    For more information contact Amy Miller at 812-464-1781 or

  • USI Athletic Hall of Fame Nominations

    USI Screaming Eagles Fans,

    Nominations for the University of Southern Indiana Athletic Hall of Fame Class of 2017 are being accepted. The 11th class will be inducted during the 2017 homecoming festivities in February.

    The deadline to make nominations for the Class of 2017 is October 3, 2016.

    USI student athletes, whose final year of competition was in 2005-06, are eligible to be nominated. Hall of Fame nominees from previous years remain on the ballot for five years.

    Any Eagle fan is eligible to nominate former student athletes or teams on the 10th anniversary of their last season of competition or a coach/administrator who has been separated from Athletics for two years. Special individuals (e.g., Varsity Club members) also are eligible.

    Nominations are made online through the Hall of Fame link on

    The selection committee will vote on the nominees and will select a class with a minimum of four student athletes and a maximum of one coach/administrator, special individual or team.

    Thanks for your help in honoring the best of the best in USI Athletics.

  • September is Suicide Awareness and Prevention Month

    From the Counseling Center:

    Help us promote awareness of suicide and its prevention by supporting our annual yellow ribbon campaign. These ribbons are an integral way to increase suicide awareness in the USI community, and you can help by wearing a yellow ribbon or giving one to a student or colleague.

    Yellow ribbons are available to be picked up at the Counseling Center, University Health Center and Dean of Students Office. To have yellow ribbons sent to your office or department,  email 

    Also, please join the Counseling Center for the QPR Gatekeeper Suicide Prevention Training on Thursday, September 29 from 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm in UC 2217-2218. With three simple steps anyone can learn to help save a life. All members of the University community are invited to participate in this special training. Separate concurrent sessions will be offered for faculty/staff and students. Space is limited and pre-registration for this event is required. Click here to register.

  • Sitting Meditation and Quiet Reflection Time on Fridays

    Join the Counseling Center staff every Friday afternoon September (2, 9, 16, 23 and 30) 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.

  • “Found in the Archives” - National Archives Month

    In celebration of National Archives Month in October, the Rice Library Archives team is asking students, faculty, staff and community members to stop by the Rice Library Archives, located on the third floor, room 3021, during the month of September to take a selfie with one of our artifacts from their collection. This year’s theme is “Found in the Archives” and there will be a table of artifacts to choose from and become familiar with their collections. Send your selfies to Throughout October, they will be posting the selfies on the David L. Rice Library Facebook and Twitter pages.

  • 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.

  • New employment opportunities at USI for August 23 - September 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

    Assistant Professor of Art, College of Liberal Arts

    Instructor/Assistant Professor/Clinical Assistant Professor of Nursing

    Instructor/Contract Assistant Professor of Nursing, College of Nursing and Health Professions

    Instructor/Assistant Professor of Health Administration, College of Nursing and Health Professions

    Assistant Professor of Physics, Pott College of Science, Engineering, and Education

    Assistant Professor of Engineering, Pott College of Science, Engineering, and Education

    Assistant Professor of Biology, Pott College of Science, Engineering, and Education


    Director, Pott College Advising and Resource Center

    Director, Center for Health Professionals Lifelong learning, College of Nursing and Health Professions

    Managing and Marketing Director, New Harmony Theatre and USI Theatre

    Theatre Technical Coordinator, College of Liberal Arts


    Transfer Credit Supervisor, Registrar

    Administrative Assistant, Registrar

    Senior Administrative Assistant, Planning, Research and Assessment

    Administrative Associate, Multicultural Center

    Service/Maintenance and Security

    Custodial Worker (3rd shift), Facility Operations and Planning

    Part-time, Seasonal/Temporary

    Circulation Services Clerk (Call In), Library Services

    Medical Assistant (Part-Time), College of Nursing and Health Professions

  • 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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