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  • Visiting Studio Artist Sarah Martin Lecture

    The McCutchan art Center/Pace Galleries presents two exhibits: IF/THEN: Sarah Martin and The Chair, writ small, January 11 - February 19, 2018.  Sarah Martin is the spring 2018 visiting studio artist in the Art and Design Department.  On February 19, she will give a lecture on her work at 6:30 pm in Kleymeyer Hall in the Liberal Arts Center on the USI campus.  There will be a closing reception for both exhibitions and their artists immediately following the lecture in the McCutchan Art Center/Pace Galleries.

  • USI Community invited to be part of the pilot project for the MAGIC Minkas housing project

    Several members of the USI Community have expressed interest in becoming involved in the exciting pilot project at USI to create a Multi-Ability, multi-Generational, Inclusive Community (MAGIC) housing model for both students and older adults.

    The MAGIC Project includes two major outcomes: 1) building of a Minka on the USI campus and 2) creation of a plan to build an intentional, intergenerational community of Minkas.

    These two MAGIC Project outcomes are tied to three project pillars developed from faculty feedback during recent MAGIC sessions with Dr. Bill Thomas. These pillars – Innovation, Education and Evaluation & Research – are likely to grow and evolve based on faculty and staff interest over the course of the next 11 months.

    USI faculty and staff who want to be involved are invited to a MAGIC meeting on Tuesday, February 20, 7:30-8:30 am at Health Professions in the “MAGIC Room” (HP 2058).

    Information about MAGIC and the new Special Topics Bi-Term Course (first one begins March 12) is at

  • Upper and lower pay lots reserved

    The Upper and Lower Pay Lots will be reserved on Monday, February 19, and Wednesday, February 21. All available non-ADA spaces will be required for the Wednesday reservation.

  • HR appointments open for compensation consultation

    For anyone who was unable to attend the Lockton Company Town Hall concerning the results of the compensation study, a video of the first Town Hall is available online.

    Human Resources also has allotted special time to meet with individuals who have questions concerning the results of the Lockton Company compensation study through Friday, February 23. To schedule an appointment to speak with someone in HR, call 812-464-1815. They’ve compiled a list of FAQ’s that also may be referenced.

  • Dr. Alida Merlo to present Criminal Justice Policy Reform: How the Court Transformed Juvenile Justice

    Date:  Wednesday, March 21, 2018
    Time:  7:00pm
    Location:  Kleymeyer Hall (LA0101)
    Speaker:  Dr. Alida Merlo

    Bio: She has co-authored numerous peer reviewed articles and books, presented and served as guest lecturer for conferences, universities worldwide and has participated in panels and roundtable discussions. She provided the Presidential Address at the annual meeting of The Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences regarding juvenile justice, the juvenile justice system, juvenile justice policy, and juvenile delinquency.

    Name of Presentation:  Criminal Justice Policy Reform: How the Court Transformed Juvenile Justice

    Synopsis of Presentation:  With the landmark case, In re Gault, the Supreme Court altered the way that the juvenile justice system responded to youth. In the intervening 51 years, significant policy shifts have occurred. This presentation assesses the major juvenile justice decisions and developments. Despite significant progress, recurring issues persist. These include variations in state procedures and practices, access to counsel, and harsh sanctions. There is optimism that the relatively recent developments including prevention of child maltreatment, evidence based research, and abolition of solitary confinement for youth will continue and that an emphasis on preventing and treating youthful offenders in the juvenile system will prevail.

  • Tech Takeaway: Using Library Modules

    Tech Takeaway videos are a collaboration between Online Learning, Information Technology, Rice Library and Disability Resources regarding the effective use of technology and instructional materials. In this short video they cover how to use library modules.

  • New hires, promotions/reclassifications, retirements

    New hires

    Kristina Groves
    Master Writing Tutor, Academic Skills

    Theresa Oser
    Writing Tutor, Academic Skills


    Kelly McBride
    From: Administrative Assistant, College of Liberal Arts
    To: Graduate Admissions Assistant, Graduate Studies

    Nick Bebout
    From: Network Technician II, Information Technology
    To:Systems Administrator, Information Technology

    Lee Keitel

    From: Network Technician II, Information Technology
    To: Network Administrator, Information Technology

    Annamarie Mosier
    From: Area Coordinator, Housing and Residence Life Operations
    To: Senior Area Coordinator, Housing and Residence Life Operations

    Angie O'Nan
    From: Administrative Associate, University Communications
    To: Internal Communications Specialist, University Communications

    Lindsay Patrice
    From: Instructor in Communication Studies, College of Liberal Arts
    To: Assistant Professor of Communication Studies, College of Liberal Arts

    Dr. Crystal Steltenpohl
    From: Instructor in Psychology, College of Liberal Arts
    To: Assistant Professor of Psychology, College of Liberal Arts

    Jayne Tang
    From: Programmer Manager, Information Technology
    To: Assistant Director, IT Enterprise Solutions, Information Technology

    Dr. Stephanie Young
    From: Interim Director, Gender Studies and Associate Professor of Communication Studies
    To: Director, Basic Course and Associate Professor of Communication Studies

  • Liberal Arts Colloquium: Dr. Mike Strezewski presents "Amazing Prehistoric Remains Under Our Noses"

    February 23
    3 p.m.
    Kleymeyer Hall, Liberal Arts Center

    USI Archaeology at the Mann Site – Amazing Prehistoric Remains Under Our Noses

    Abstract: The Mann site is located in Posey County, fifteen minutes west of the USI campus. The site was occupied during the period A.D. 250-600 and is one of the largest archaeological sites of the Middle Woodland period and one of the most important in the state of Indiana. Unfortunately, despite its prominence, relatively little work has been done at Mann. Recently the Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites purchased portions of the Mann site and we were finally allowed access to perform survey work there. This past December, USI staff and students visited the site and conducted a magnetometry survey over two areas, searching for magnetic anomalies that indicate the location of underground features not visible from the surface. The results of the survey indicate a series of elaborately constructed ceremonial structures and earthworks in the ceremonial precinct of the site. The type and layout of the features are unlike anything else yet discovered.

  • Campus Store offers screen printing

    Did you know the Campus Store has a screen printing service? Pricing is dependent on the clothing item chosen and number of ink colors in the heat transfer. Minimum order is only 10 pieces.

    Before you use an outside source, check with the Campus Store to see what they can offer. 

    Fore more information contact Diane Alvey at

  • USI employment opportunities from January 7 - February 7


    Assistant Director, Public Safety

    Outreach Coordinator and Student Mentor, Multicultural Center


    Cash Receipts Supervisor, Bursar Office

    Service/Maintenance and Security

    HVAC Operator, Facility Operations and Planning

    Custodial Worker (1st Shift), Facility Operations & Planning

    Maintenance Mechanic/Sr. Maintenance Mechanic (Plumber), Facility Operations and Planning

    Public Safety Officer, Public Safety

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


    Sales Assistant, Historic New Harmony

    Museum Aide, Historic New Harmony

  • 2018 Budget Hearings

    February 12
    9 - 10 a.m.
    Carter Hall A,B, C

    President Linda L.M. Bennett presents "University Overview"

    February 16
    9 - 11:15 a.m.
    Health Professions Center, Mitchell Auditorium

    Richard Toeniskoetter presents "Technology Services"
    Katherine Draughon presents "Institutional Data"
    Andy Wright presents "Recruitment and Retention"

    February 23
    9 - 11:15 a.m.
    Health Professions Center, Mitchell Auditorium

    Dr. Marcia Kiessling presents "Campus as Home"
    Dr. Ron Rochon presents "Academic Affairs/Regional Partnerships"
    Andrea Gentry, Travis Dickinson and Peter Whiting present "Campus Community"

    February 26
    9 - 10:45 a.m.
    Carter Hall A,B, C

    Cindy Brinker and David Bower present "External Relations"
    Steve Bridges presents "University Operations"

  • Family Fun Night at RFWC

    The Recreation, Fitness and Wellness Center will be hosting Family Fun Night from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, February 23 and Friday, March 23.

    Free activities include basketball, volleyball, video games, pool, ping-pong, foosball, fitness equipment and the climbing center. All families must be accompanied by a current USI student or employee with valid Eagle Access card. Only family members of the USI student or employee will be admitted to the RFWC. Children must be supervised at all times by a parent/guardian. No one under the age of 16 is permitted to use the fitness equipment (cardio machines, weights.)

    Family Night is free, although all guests will be required to sign the RFWC waiver. Anyone under the age of 18 will be required to have a parent or guardian signature.

    Climbing Center:  All adult climbers must pass the belay safety certification class before climbing. Children will be permitted to climb only with a parent who has passed the safety class. If you have taken the safety class here in the last 6 months, you will not have to take it again. You can also get certified during our open hours: M-F 12-2 and 4:30-9 (4:30-7 on Fridays). All climbers must have socks.

    For more information, call the RFWC at 812-461-5268.

  • News from the Faculty Awards for Service, Teaching, and Research Committee

    At the request of the Provost, the Faculty Awards for Service, Teaching, and Research Committee reviewed faculty award guidelines, which had not been revised since 2006. The committee reviewed similar guidelines and practices from comparable universities with awards similar to University of Southern Indiana. The survey revealed that our monetary awards are currently unusually high and overemphasize research despite our strong university commitment to teaching. Consequently, the FASTRC committee recommended to the Provost that the USI Foundation reallocate funds to better reflect our mission. In addition, a new Outstanding Teaching Award, available to all faculty who teach full-time, regardless of rank or title, has also been created. Lastly, the monetary amounts of all awards have been readjusted. Please take note of the University awards available to faculty and the amounts that were endorsed by the FASTRC Committee, Faculty Senate, and then forwarded to the Provost for his final approval.

    *  Distinguished Professor Award: $7,000 stipend + $3,000 faculty development grant

    *  Lee Cooper Core Curriculum Teaching Award: $4,000 stipend + $2,000 faculty development grant

    *  USI Foundation Outstanding Faculty Teaching Award: $3,000 stipend + $ 1,000 faculty development grant

    *  Sydney L. and Sadelle Berger Faculty Community Service Award: $3,000 stipend

    *  USI Foundation Outstanding Teaching Award by New Faculty: $2,000 stipend

    *  USI Foundation Outstanding Teaching Award by Adjunct Faculty: $2,000 stipend

    Guidelines and nomination forms are now available online. Note that this year only, the nominations deadline for all awards is February 28 at 5 p.m.

  • Deaconess Mobile Breast Center on campus

  • USI to host screening of “Lost Angels: Skid Row is My Home” documentary

    Evansville native Terri “Detroit” Hughes will share her remarkable journey from Skid Row to the movie screen during a public screening of the documentary film “Lost Angels: Skid Row is My Home” at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, February 19, in Carter Hall in the University Center at the University of Southern Indiana. This free, public event is associated with the Symposium on Homelessness, a student activity earlier in the day for which Hughes is the keynote speaker.

    Hughes travels the country, conducting presentations on homelessness, poverty, mental illness and drug addiction. In 2014, she first shared her story at USI during the Symposium on Homelessness, and she also answered questions following a screening of “The Soloist,” in which she plays herself: a homeless, 88-pound woman with a drug addiction and mental illness living on Skid Row in Los Angeles.

  • USI students to provide free income tax preparation

    Through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA), University of Southern Indiana students in the Romain College of Business will provide free federal and state income tax preparation on Mondays, January 29 through March 19.

    “We have 11 students enrolled in the program this year,” said Dr. Brett Bueltel, assistant professor of accounting. “Our students are excited for the opportunity to serve our community and gain real world experience preparing tax returns.”

    In VITA programs, the Internal Revenue Service partners with national and local organizations to provide tax services to individuals with low-to-moderate income at no cost to the taxpayer. Accounting students will interview and prepare the taxes of those taxpayers who make an appointment for the service. VITA sites do not prepare Schedule C business forms or Schedule E rental forms. Federal and state tax returns are prepared at the time of the appointment, and all taxpayers must be available to sign their returns. Preparation of returns typically takes 90 minutes to two hours to complete.

    The sessions will be held by appointment only in Room 1004 in the Business and Engineering Center on the following Mondays: January 29; February 5, 12, 19 and 26; and March 12 and 19. Appointments will be available at 5 p.m. and 6:45 p.m. The USI VITA site is closed March 5 for Spring Recess.

    Individuals are required to bring their tax information, photo identification cards and Social Security cards for themselves and any dependents. International students must bring their passports and visas as well. The IRS encourages electronic filing and returns will be filed electronically for those who are eligible.

    Please bring copies of your prior year state and federal tax returns if they are available. Your tax returns from the prior year are very helpful in preparing correct and complete current year returns. Paper returns will be prepared for those taxpayers who do not qualify for electronic filing or prefer paper returns.

    To make an appointment, call the Romain College of Business at 812-464-1718.

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