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  • In remembrance

    EvaEva Kinnaird Kattau, Part-Time Intensive English Teacher, died January 21, 2015.

    Eva is survived by her sister and brother-in-law, Ann and Al Ritz; her brother and sister-in-law, Danny and Donna Kinnaird; and nieces and nephews, Brian Ritz, Betsy Hendricks, Holly Korby, Annie Williams, Johnny Kinnaird, Tyler Kinnaird, and their families .  She was preceded in death by her parents, E.W. Kinnaird and Eva Kinnaird.

    Friends may visit 3:00 PM until 8:00 PM Friday, January 23, 2015 at Alexander North Chapel. A time to reminisce and celebrate Eva's life will begin at 7 PM. Funeral services will be 10:30 AM Saturday, January 24, 2015 at Christian Fellowship Church, 4100 Millersburg Road, Evansville, IN.

    Memorial contributions may be made to the Vanderburgh Humane Society, 400 Millner Industrial Drive, Evansville, IN 47710. Condolences may be made online at www.AlexanderNorthChapel.com.

    The full obituary can be viewed at:  http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/courierpress/obituary.aspx?n=eva-kattau&pid=173928672&fhid=10664

  • Award Winning Faculty Winner Interview to Air Sunday 1/25

    Steph Young

    Stephanie Young, assistant professor in Communications Study, is the guest on Sunday’s Issues on the Edge. Young, winner of the USI Foundation Award for Outstanding Teaching, was nominated for the award by some of her students.  The program, hosted by USI Instructor of Radio and Television, John Morris, will air Sunday at 7:30 a.m. on the USI radio station The Edge. You can hear the interview in a variety of ways, including 820-AM, 90.7 FM HD-2, online at theedgeradio.org and through the station’s phone apps.

  • Do you teach outside the box?

    The upcoming issue of USI Magazine has a “knowledge/learning” theme and we want to include a story on the unique ways in which the USI faculty instills knowledge in students.

    I would love to hear about anything that is fun and effective. For instance, I understand there is at least one professor who teaches her freshman to rap scientific terminology to help them remember the words.

    You may not think that your approach is all that unique, but if you are teaching students a subject in a “less than traditional” approach, let me hear from you. If you know of a colleague who has a special and interesting method of teaching but is too shy to contact me, please send me a note.

    I think it is important to have each of the four colleges represented. Please don’t hold back.

    Angie O’Nan

    amonan@usi.edu

  • 25 FREE tickets to Under The Beams this Saturday 1/24

    Historic New Harmony has 25 tickets to the Under the Beams show in New Harmony THIS WEEKEND! The show is this Saturday, the 24th, at 8:00pm at Murphy Auditorium in New Harmony. This is an Under The Beams production and their website for this event is as follows: http://www.underthebeams.org/eve…/marcia-ball-singerpianist/. More info about the artist, Marcia Ball, can be found here: http://www.rosebudus.com/ball/

    A shuttle will be provided if they have at least 15 students in need of transportation.

    Please spread the word and have anyone interest in tickets email CCotrupi@usi.edu with their name, how many tickets they need, if they need transportation.

    All information is needed by THURSDAY afternoon so that they can arrange for transportation and to hold the tickets.

  • The Evansville Icemen offers USI 25 percent discount

    IcemenTHE EVANSVILLE ICEMEN

    INVITES USI

    Students, Alumni, and Staff
    to attend IceMen home games
    at a 25% discount

    Tickets must be purchased in advance, contact Evan at The Evansville IceMen 812-463-6394. Tickets will be at will call in the purchasers name. To receive your tickets show your Campus ID or your active alumni membership card at the will call window.

    Click on this link for pricing details and additional contact information.


    Visit The Evansville IceMen website for game schedule.

  • USI Summer Research Award for Non-Tenured Faculty recipients

    Dr. Rebecca Sparks-Thissen, Biology

    Dr. Shannon Pritchard, Art

    Dr. Hui Shi, Computer Science

    Ashley Hall, Psychology

    Dr. Dinko Bacic, Computer Information Systems

    Dr. Jill Oeding, Business Administration

    Brett Anderson, Art

    Dr. Chad Gonnerman, Philosophy

    Dr. Swateja Nimkar, Health Services

    Dr. Stella Ress, History

    Dr. Tori Shoulders, Teacher Education

  • 2015 Summer Research Fellowship for Pilot Research Projects recipients

    Dr. Dinko Bacic, Computer Information Systems

    Dr. Kimberly Delaney, Biology

    Dr. Chad Gonnerman, Philosophy

  • Historic New Harmony Outreach & Engagement 2014-2015 Fellowship Award

    Teresa Branson, Teacher Education

    Dr. Kevin Valadares, Health Services

  • Center for Applied Research and Economic Development 2015 Fellowship Award

    Dr. Serah Theuri, Food and Nutrition

  • New USI employees and promotions

    Join us in welcoming the following new faculty and staff to the USI family and congratulating those who've earned promotions:

    Andrew Wright, Vice President for Enrollment Management
    Talisa Gregory, Admission Counselor
    Alexander Alderman, Instructional Designer, Distance Learning
    Michal Berkoben, Career Readiness Advisor, University Division
    Edwin Cahill, Assistant Director of International Programs
    Michelle Gifford, Assistant Program Director, Student Wellness
    Yuhan Li, Instructional Designer, Distance Learning
    Aaron Pryor, Academic Counselor, Student Support Services, University Division,
    Dr. Jason Salstrom, Technology Commercialization Manager, Outreach and Engagement
    Courtney Marshall, Area Coordinator, Housing & Residence Life
    Donald McGrath, Staff Accountant, Business Office
    Katherine Rotramel, Human Resources Generalist
    Kimberly Turner, Staff Accountant, Business Office
    Ronald Wabomnor, Area Coordinator, Housing & Residence Life
    Kathryn Reneer, Manager of Conference and Meeting Planning

    Promotions:

    Andrea Gentry, Assistant to Associate Director of Development
    Michael “Brody” Broshears, Director of University Division to Assistant Vice President for Academic Success
    Timothy Fitzgibbon, Director of Advising, University Division
    Theresa Ohning, Academic Coordinator for Student Support Services, University Division
    Sarah Will, HR Generalist to Manager of Employment
    Christopher Norrick, from Senior Graphic Artist to Assistant Director of Operations
    Shannon Hoehn, Help Desk Assistant to Application System Analyst
    Katie Waterman, Foundation Accounting Associate to Staff Accountant, Business Office
    Donna Koewler, from Manager to Assistant Director of Special Events
    Ashley Clark Blinstrub, Affiliate to Assistant Librarian, Reference and Instruction
    Dianne Grayson, Affiliate to Associate Librarian, Monographs / Technical Services
    Jennifer Greene, Affiliate to Assistant Librarian, Reference and Archives
    Marna Hostetler, Associate to Senior Librarian
    Mona Meyer, Assistant to Associate Librarian, Government Documents / Technical Services
    Peter Whiting, Assistant to Associate Librarian, Serials / Technical Services

    Romain College of Business

    Christy Nolan, Academic Advisor in Romain College of Business
    Robert Wuerth, Instructor in Accounting

    Promotion:

    Kristina Walker, from Academic Advisor in Nursing & Health Professions, to Director of Advising


    College of Liberal Arts

    Kimberly Coleman, Costume Shop Manager for Performing Arts
    Kevin Gray, Facilities Coordinator for Performing Arts
    Anne Benson, Instructor in Performing Arts
    Andrew Bolin, Instructor in Communications
    Dr. Stella Ress, Assistant Professor of History

    Promotion:

    Renee Rowland, Director of Liberal Arts Advising Center

    College of Nursing & Health Professions

    Ryan Butler, Project Coordinator and Data Manager
    Dr. Richard Hobbs, Assistant Professor of Occupational Therapy

    Pott College of Science, Engineering and Education

    Jamie Madigan, Manager of Children’s Learning Center
    Dr. Sarah Wannemuehler, Director of Assessment and Early Field Experience

  • Liberal Arts Faculty Colloquia: Dr. Anna-Lisa Halling - January 29

    Halling 185X275Feminine Voice and Space in Early Modern Iberian Convent Theater”

    Thursday, January 29, 2015, 1:30-2:45 pm in Kleymeyer Hall (LA 0101)

    During the early modern period in Spain and Portugal, convents dotted the peninsula and evidence still remains of the rich artistic and literary life that flourished within their walls. Cloistered women lived in a unique environment that allowed many nuns to write and perform plays, which both entertained and educated. This study utilizes feminist and spatial theory, particularly the work of theorists such as Henri Lefebvre, Michel de Certeau, and Edward Soja, to explore how the physical space of the convent as well as the nuns’ social and religious practice informed and shaped their theater.

  • Faculty art exhibit: January 15 - March 16

    Recession Still Life Katie Waters Pastel 2014 NewsImage: Recession Still Life (detail), Katie Waters, pastel, 2014.

    "Solid Gold: The Art Department Goes on Record,” a University of Southern Indiana faculty art exhibition celebrating the University’s 50th anniversary, will be on display January 15 through March 16 in the Kenneth P. McCutchan Art Center/Palmina F. and Stephen S. Pace Galleries on the USI campus.

    The 20 exhibiting full-time and adjunct art professors are:  Michael Aakhus, Brett Anderson, Erika Anderson, Chuck Armstrong, Deborah Ball, Corliss Chastain, Ella Combs-Larmann, Joan deJong, Henri Helsloot, Andrea Hoelscher, Alisa Holen, Xinran Hu, David Huebner, Rob Millard-Mendez, Nancy Raen-Mendez, Erich Shelton, Joseph Uduehi, Jane Case Vickers, Kathryn Waters and Kristen Wilkins. 

    The gallery is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free and the gallery is open to the public. For more information, call 812-228-5006.

    Read more.

  • Live to Give - Life-Saving Day of Service blood drive - January 27

    Live To Give Day Of Service Logo CopyThe Indiana Blood Center is collaborating with Be The Match - Indiana and Donate Life Indiana to bring the University of Southern Indiana a life-saving day of service  – whether through a blood donation or registering to become a bone marrow or organ donor. USI will host the Live to Give Life-Saving Day of Service on Tuesday, January 27, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. in Carter Hall. In addition to the Indiana Blood Center blood drive, representatives from both Be The Match and Donate Life Indiana will be in Carter Hall to register participants and offer information about these life-saving options.

    Indiana Blood Center and Be The Match: In addition to serving as the largest independent blood agency in the state, Indiana Blood Center coordinates the Be The Match bone marrow registry in Indiana. With more than 10,000 patients in the U.S. diagnosed with life-threatening illnesses every year that could be treated with a bone marrow transplant, the need for more people to join the registry is greater than ever. The steps to join the Be The Match Registry include completing a simple health history form and swabbing the inside of a cheek.

    Donate Life Indiana: Donate Life Indiana is an alliance of agencies that exist to save and enhance lives by registering organ, eye and tissue donors through the Indiana Donor Registry. Established in 1998, Donate Life Indiana is the state affiliate for Donate Life America. More than 1,500 patients in Indiana are currently awaiting a life-saving organ or tissue transplant.

    The Live to Give Life-Saving Day of Service is sponsored on the USI campus by the Occupational Therapy Assistant students, under the direction of Dr. Mary Kay Arvin.

    To make an appointment for the blood drive, go to https://www.donorpoint.org/donor/schedules/drive_schedule/85457 or email mtscheller@usi.edu.

  • Alumni Homecoming Reception - February 7

    2015 Homecoming2015 Alumni Homecoming Party will be held immediately following the 3:15 p.m. men's basketball game in the Physical Activities Center.

    Celebrate the University’s 50th Anniversary! After the game, enjoy an evening with fellow alumni and friends at the Homecoming Party including a DJ, door prizes, food, photo booth and a fun Archie bobble head give away.

    The first 300 attending will receive an Archie bobble head. (limit two per family)

    http://www.alumni.usi.edu/s/1195/index.aspx?sid=1195&gid=1&pgid=252&cid=1868&ecid=1868&crid=0&calpgid=61&calcid=862

  • News Media Policy for USI Employees

    This policy establishes the University of Southern Indiana’s position with respect to employee interaction with the news media, including representatives of print, online, television and radio outlets and all student media.

    Policy—University Communications is the designated contact point for the news media and the source of official information about the University. It is the responsibility of University Communications to provide clear and consistent communications and to initiate and/or respond to media requests and to manage those interactions.

    An employee or department seeking to publicize a program, event or achievement should contact University Communications. Similarly, employees or departments contacted by the media are strongly encouraged to notify and use University Communications as a resource before providing any information or responding to questions. Student athletes, coaches and athletic administrators who are contacted by media should coordinate through Athletic Communications.

    After contact with a media representative has been established, employees are free to discuss topics related to their areas of academic expertise, but should not speak on behalf of the University nor interpret University policy unless designated as a spokesperson by the administration. If the University is asked for official comment on an issue, an appropriate spokesperson will be identified by USI’s senior leadership and/or the assistant vice president of marketing and communications.

    News media are permitted to enter public areas of the University campus, but are encouraged to first contact USI’s University Communications staff prior to visiting campus. Access to classrooms and campus housing is strictly prohibited without permission from the University. While on USI property, media representatives should be accompanied by a member of the University Communications staff. Employees who see unaccompanied media on campus are asked to contact University Communications.

    It is the responsibility of the deans, department chairs and supervisors to communicate and implement procedures to comply with this policy, while also ensuring that academic freedom,* free inquiry and freedom of expression within the academic community are respected and observed.

    If you have questions about this policy, contact University Communications by email at  USImedia@usi.edu or phone at 812-228-5157 or 812-461-5259.

    *see faculty handbook, section III, faculty and academic policies, pg. 18 http://www.usi.edu/hr/pdfs/handbook%201.12.pdf

  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day Luncheon - January 19

    James D Anderson Poster Final

  • McCutchan Art Center and Pace Galleries hours

    McCutchan Art Center and Pace Galleries 

    December 15 – January 21 (closed)

    January 21 – reopens with the Andy Warhol exhibit

    Warhol Legacy Exhibit featuring photos and prints donated to USI by the Warhol Foundation

    Reception from 6 to 9 p.m. January 23, USI McCutchan Art Center/Pace Galleries, Liberal Arts Center.

    Information: 812/228-5006 or www.usi.edu/libarts/artcenter-galleries.

     

  • 2013 Fall Commencement Exercises

    2013 FALL COMMENCEMENT EXERCISES

    in the

    Physical Activities Center 

    Saturday, December 14, 2013 

     

    10:00 a.m.

    Romain College of Business

    Pott College of Science, Engineering, and Education 

     

    1:00 p.m.

    College of Liberal Arts

    College of Nursing and Health Professions

    Division of Outreach and Engagement 

     

    Receptions will immediately follow each commencement ceremony in University Center East.  

    NOTE: 

    Tickets are not required for either commencement ceremony. 

    Streaming video of both commencement ceremonies will be available to guests in University Center East (UC2217-2220).Guests can watch the live streaming video and then meet graduates on the ground floor of University Center East for the receptions following each ceremony. 

    Live streaming video can be viewed at www.usi.edu/it/commencement.

  • Gifts-in-kind, or charitable gifts of non-cash property to USI departments

    If your department has received a gift-in-kind this year, a form must be processed before winter break so donors gifts can be properly recognized and claimed as a 2013 tax deduction. 

    Gifts-in-kind, or charitable gifts of non-cash property, include such things as library books, oriental rugs, paintings, and other fine art gifts, computer software, laboratory equipment, and real estate. There are substantial tax benefits to be derived from such gifts. 

    The form, Foundation Gift-in-Kind Request, may be found among the listing of Outlook forms on your computer. Call the Foundation office at 812/464-1918 if you have any questions.

  • USI employment website for the period of November 23, 2013 through December 13, 2013

    The following positions have been added to the USI employment website for the period of November 23, 2013 through December 13, 2013. 

    Faculty

    Assistant/Associate Professor of Occupational Therapy, College of Nursing and Health Professions - F13054F2 (Posted: 11/27/2013) 

    Professional/Administrator

    Buyer, Procurement Services - A13045A1 (Posted: 11/27/2013)

    Assistant Women's Soccer Coach, Athletics - A13046A1 (Posted: 11/27/2013) 

    Office/Clerical

    Administrative Associate, Development - N13067N1 (Posted: 11/27/2013)

  • Direct Pay Forms and Purchase Order Invoices

    DIRECT PAY FORMS

    All Direct Pay Forms must be received in Accounts Payable by 4:30 p.m. on MONDAY, December 16, to produce a payment before the end of the calendar year.  If this deadline is not met, the payment may be delayed until Thursday, January 2, 2014, or after.               

    PURCHASE ORDER INVOICES

    Please note that the invoice email reports you will be receiving December 11 through December 18, will have a shortened time period for your review.  In an effort to pay invoices promptly at the end of the calendar year, all purchase order invoices entered December 10 through December 17, and are under $5,000, will be released for payment, according to the terms on the invoice, on December 20.  Accounts Payable must be notified by the end of the business day, December 19, of requests to withhold purchase order invoice payments.  You may submit a request to withhold payment by replying to the email message you receive regarding the specific invoice. Payment may be withheld if you have not received the goods or services requested or if the invoice does not belong to your department.  As usual, no action is required if your purchase order invoices are ok to pay.

    IMPORTANT NOTE

    The last check run for 2013 will be December 20. 

  • Food Service hours through January 12

    Archie’s Pizzeria

    December 21 – January 8 (closed)

     

    Burger King

    December 19 – January 11 (closed)

     

    Cyclone Salads

    December 14 – January 12 (closed)

     

    Eagle Access Card Office

    December 21 – January 5 (closed)

     

    Eagle Express C-Store

    December 19 – January 7 (closed)

     

    Loft

    December 18 – January 10 (closed)

     

    Red Mango

    December 16 – January 12 (closed)

     

    Salsa Rico

    December 12 – January 12 (closed)

     

    Simply to Go – Liberal Arts

    December 16 – January 12 (closed)

     

    Starbucks

    December 18 (7:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.)

    December 19 – January 5 (closed)

     

    Sub Connection

    December 18 – January 1 (closed)

     

    Sweets Spot

    December 18 – January 12 (closed)

     

  • USI Varsity Club & Alumni Association

    Bring your family for a complimentary supper after the basketball games!

    5:30 to 7 p.m.

    Saturday, January 11, 2014

    Physical Activities Center Room 200

    Alumni, friends, and families are invited to enjoy chili, vegetable soup, and hot dogs following the USI vs Drury University basketball games.

    The women's game begins at 1:00 p.m. followed by the men at 3:15 p.m.  You may purchase game tickets by calling USI Athletics at 812/465-7165 or at the PAC ticket window on the day of the game. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children.

    Complimentary gathering sponsored by the USI Alumni Association and USI Varsity Club.

    If you need disability-related accommodations in order to participate or for more information, please contact Alumni & Volunteer Services at 812/464-1924 or email alumni@usi.edu.

  • St. Mary’s Mobile Digital Mammography Unit on-campus

    HR is announcing the St. Mary’s Mobile Digital Mammography Unit on-campus in room HP 1041.  Please call the number below to set up your appointment directly with St. Mary’s Breast Center. Inform them that you are a USI employee or spouse of an employee making an appointment for the day below. 

    University of Southern Indiana

    Thursday, December 19, 2013 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

    St. Mary’s Mobile Digital Mammography Unit will be ON-CAMPUS in HP 1041 

    To schedule an appointment for your mammogram call 812-485-4437 

    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.

    If you have questions contact Amy J. Miller, Benefits Supervisor, Human Resources, via email ajmiller3@usi.edu or 812/464-1781.

  • Rural Ecuador Development Initiative (REDI) Silent Auction

    Stop by UC2217 between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m., Thursday, December 5 to participate in the Rural Ecuador Development Initiative (REDI) Silent Auction.

    This is a part of a service learning project for Intro to International Studies and Ethics of Global Engagement classes. The auction is to promote awareness and raise money for REDI to build school facilities.

    Auction items include:

    Gift baskets

    Gift certificates

    Longaberger baskets

    Yankee Candles

    Student & faculty art

    International art

    Movie passes

    Jewelry

    For more information contact Ellen Topper ectopper@usi.edu, Dan Bauer debauer@usi.edu or Anne Statham aastatham@usi.edu.

  • Deaths in the USI family

    Helen C. Vaughan, mother of Catherine Vaughan, Senior Library Assistant, passed away November 30, 2013.

    Helen was preceded in death by her husband, Jerry Vaughan and her parents Frank and Irma (Kitchen) Callahan.

    She is survived by five children and nine grandchildren.

    Visitation will be from 2:00 - 7:00 pm Friday December 6, 2013 at Ziemer Funeral Home East Chapel, 800 S. Hebron Ave., Evansville, IN 47714 with a memorial service at 7:00 pm.

    Visitation will continue from 9:30 - 10:00 am Saturday at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, 1301 S Green River Rd., Evansville, IN 47715. A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:00 am Saturday December 7, 2013 at the church with Fr. Bernard Etienne and Fr. Paul Ferguson officiating.

    Memorial contributions may be made to Catholic Charities, 123 NW 4th St., Evansville, IN 47708, American Lung Assoc., 115 W Washington St, Ste 1180 S, Indianapolis, IN 46204 or Wesselman Woods Nature Preserve, 551 N Boeke Rd, Evansville, IN 47711.

    Condolences may be made online at www.ziemerfuneralhome.com

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    Stephen L. Herron, USI adjunct professor in the Art Department, passed away on Thursday, November 28, 2013.

    He is preceded in death by his father, Lloyd Herron; brother, Greg Herron.

    Stephen is survived by his daughter, Angela Hilgenhold and her husband, Jeff of Tell City, IN; Grandchildren, Ava and Aaron Hilgenhold; Mother, Wanda Herron of Rockport; Sister Jennifer Johnson and her husband, Bill of Louisville, KY.

    Services are 3 P.M. Saturday, December 7, 2013 at the Boultinghouse Funeral Home in Rockport, Indiana.

    Memorial Contributions may be made to: The University of Southern Indiana Foundation/Art Department, Attention: Stephen Herron, Memorial.


    Visitation is from 12 P.M. until the time of service on Saturday at the funeral home. 

    The full obituary can be viewed at:  http://www.boultinghousefuneralhome.com/sitemaker/sites/boulti0/obit.cgi?user=1174236Herron

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    Ronald Clair Roat, USI Retired Associate Professor of Journalism, died Thursday, November 28, 2013 in Ludington, Michigan. 

    Ron is survived by his daughter, Brittany (Christopher) Evans of Cadiz, Kentucky; mother, Margaret Roat of Ludington; two sisters, Dianne (Wally) Brown of Ludington, and Kay (Mike) Lubert of Grand Blanc; brother, David (Shirley) of Greeley, Colorado; grandson, Coleman Evans of Cadiz, Kentucky; and granddaughter, Lonna Evans of Doniphan, Missouri. He is preceded in death by his father, Harold; and son, Colby.

    Cremation has taken place and no service is planned at this time. Memorial contributions in memory of Ron may be directed to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society (http://www.nationalmssociety.org). Please feel free to visit Ron’s personal book of memories page at www.oakgrovefh.com to share a photo or story with his family. The family has entrusted funeral arrangements with Oak Grove Funeral Home & Cremation Center.

    The full obituary can be viewed at:  http://www.shorelinemedia.net/ludington_daily_news/news/obituaries/article_68d7b8a2-5cfa-11e3-847d-0019bb2963f4.html 

    A story by the newspaper can be viewed at:  http://www.shorelinemedia.net/ludington_daily_news/news/local/article_ed30a902-5b96-11e3-ace7-0019bb2963f4.html

  • Holiday luncheon for USI employees - RSVP ASAP

    USI Special Events invite USI employees to the annual free Holiday Luncheon from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Tuesday, December 10. The luncheon will be held in the University Center West’s Carter Hall.

    The menu :

    Roasted turkey breast                                          

    Stuffing                                            

    Mashed potatoes and gravy                                           

    Green beans – prepared without meat                                       

    Macaroni salad                                            

    Dinner rolls                                       

    Desserts

    Beverages   

    This is a wonderful time to enjoy a meal and spend some quality time with your co-workers away from desks and offices. 

    Get your RSVP as soon as possible to secure a place at the table. 

    Contact USI Special Events via email usispecialevents@usi.edu or by phone 812/464-1930.

  • Come join in the holiday cheer with President Linda Bennett

    USI employees are invited to join President Linda L.M. Bennett for an open house and refreshments from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., Thursday, December 5.

    President Bennett is opening her home to all employees to celebrate the holiday season. The University Home is located at 1230 McDowell Road.

    Van servioce will be provided to pick up and drop off in parking lot N between the University Center West and the Liberal Arts Center.

    If you require disability-related accomodations to participate, contact Special Events via email usispecialevents@usi.edu or by phone 812/464-1930.

  • Complimentary tickets for faculty and staff for a basketball double-header

    Dear USI Family, 

    We appreciate everything that you do to help the Department of Athletics throughout the year.  Whether it’s helping student-athletes navigate through missed class time, helping to answer an administrative question, or just overall being a member of the USI family. We would like to make this Saturday’s men’s and women’s basketball double-header a faculty/staff appreciation game. Our women’s team tips off at 1pm against Bluefield State College followed at 3:15pm by the men’s team against Kentucky State. 

    Starting tomorrow, Tuesday, December 3rd at 8am until 2pm Friday, December 6th, please bring your USI photo ID to PAC 202 to pick up two complimentary tickets. You may only bring one ID per person, but you may purchase additional tickets in the same area at $5 (no limit). Supplies are limited so if you are interested, please come soon.

    Please contact Alex Eaton via email aceaton1@usi.edu or by phone 812/464-1841 if you have any questions.

  • Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. luncheon

    The annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. luncheon will be held at 11 a.m., January 20 in Carter Hall.

    The speaker this year is Jasmine Guy.

    • Performer, director, writer, and choreographer, Jasmine Guy became a national sensation playing iconic Southern belle “Whitley Gilbert” on The Cosby Show spinoff A Different World for which she won six consecutive NAACP Awards.
    • In 2004, Guy wrote the critically acclaimed book Evolution of a Revolutionary (Atria Books), the story of Alfeni Shakur, Black Panther and mother of rap artist Tupac Shakur.

    For more information on this speaker/performer please visit www.apbspeakers.com

    Tickets:

    $5 USI students (on sale November 11)

    $10 USI employees (on sale December 5)

    $15 general public (on sale December 16)

    Tickets may be purchased at the Multicultural Center (UC East, room 1248) or with meal plan card at USI Eagle Access Card Office (UC West, lower level).

    For additional information or special accommodations contact the Multicultural Center at 812/465-7188.

    Sponsors: USI Foundation, the Communications Department and Scripps Howard Center for Media Studies, Service Learning, and the Multicultural Center.

  • Library hours through January 12

    January hours for the David L. Rice Library  

     

    January 2-3 - Thursday-Friday 8:00am-4:30pm

    January 4-5 - Saturday-Sunday CLOSED

    January 6-10 - Monday-Friday 8:00am-4:30pm

    January 11-12 - Saturday-Sunday CLOSED

  • USI basketball holiday ticket package available

    Need a gift for someone who has everything? Check out the Screaming Eagles Holiday Ticket Package. The package includes five USI men's and women's basketball home dates in January and February for $35 per ticket, a savings of $15.
     
    Fans, who purchase the holiday ticket package by December 20, receive a free ticket to the USI-Kentucky Wesleyan College rematch on December 21.
     
    The five GLVC doubleheaders in the ticket package includes USI's men's basketball game between the Eagles and Drury University, the defending NCAA Division II national champion, on January 11. The package also features USI men's and women's basketball against doubleheaders with Missouri University of Science & Technology (January 9); Saint Joseph's College (January 16); the University of Illinois Springfield (January 30); and McKendree University (February 1).
     
    To purchase this great stocking stuffer or for more information, stop by the USI Ticket Office between 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. week days or call 812/465-7165. 

  • New employment opportunities at USI

    The following positions have been added to the USI employment website for the period of November 2, 2013 to November 22, 2013.

    Faculty

    Assistant Professor of History, College of Liberal Arts - F13053F1 (Posted: 11/14/2013)

    Professional/Administrator

    Analyst, Human Resources - A13043A1 (Posted: 11/6/2013)

    Staff Accountants, Accounting Services - A13042A1 & A13044A1 (Posted: 11/6/2013)

    Office/Clerical

    Accounting Assistant, Bursar's Office - N13064N1 (Posted: 11/11/2013)

    Service/Maintenance

    Property Supervisor and Service Coordinator, Physical Plant - N13065N1 (Posted: 11/12/2013)

    Maintenance Mechanic (Plumber), Physical Plant - N13066N1 (Posted: 11/14/2013)

    Part-Time/Temporary

    Cashier, Campus Store - N13052NA (Posted: 11/14/2013)

    To review and apply to current positions, visit the Human Resources employment website: www.usi.edu/hr

  • Full-time benefit eligible employees can take advantage of the Tech Store payroll deduction

    Your USI Campus Tech Store and Human Resources department have exciting news!  

    As you make plans for holiday technology gifts or even to spoil yourself a little, consider this new program to help make the process a little less stressful.   

    Full-time benefit eligible employees may now purchase computers or tablets from the USI Campus Store through payroll deduction and defer payment until January 1, 2014 with the ability to divide those payments for up to six months if you choose! 

    The program is beginning now to help you with the holidays but will be available throughout the year to assist with your technology needs.   

    Program Criteria

    Only one payroll deduction enrollment for the Campus Store is allowed at a time.   

    Peripheral devices such as printers, back up hard drives, iPods, software and accessories are eligible for this plan when purchased at the same time as a computer or tablet.

    There are no returns on purchases made through the payroll deduction process.  Units determined to be defective by store management may be exchanged in the Campus Store.  

    Employees whose employment with the University is suspended or terminated for any reason are required to pay their remaining balance immediately.

    All payroll deduction orders are subject to review and approval by store management prior to completion of the transaction.

    If you would have any additional questions regarding the program or products, please  contact R. Cole Collier by email rccollier@usi.edu or phone 812/464-1978.

  • W-2 information and holiday paychecks

    W-2 information

    To get your W-2 on time make sure that the name, address, and social security number appearing on your pay advice is correct. Notify the Payroll department before year end of any changes or corrections.

    If your Indiana county of residence or county of primary employment changed in 2013, a new state tax form must be completed before the first pay of 2014. Please stop by the Payroll department, located within Human Resources, Room FA166 in the Forum Wing of the Wright Administration building, to complete any necessary tax forms.

    Holiday paychecks

    Monthly administrative and academic employees: If you are participating in direct deposit, your December pay will be in your account on December 31, 2013. Regular checks will be mailed on December 30.

    Biweekly Support Staff: Direct Deposit funds will be in your account on December 27, 2013. Regular checks will be mailed on December 23 but cannot be cashed until December 27.

    Questions may be referred to Dianne Herrmann, Payroll Manager (812/464-1840), Rita Ricketts, Payroll Supervisor (812/465-1287), or DeLana Fleenor, Senior Payroll Assistant (812/465-7195).

  • Men's basketball tickets on sale for USI vs KSW

    Tickets for November 19 University of Southern Indiana men's basketball season opener at Kentucky Wesleyan College in Owensboro, Kentucky, are on sale at the USI Ticket Office. The tickets prices are $15 and $14 for chairbacks and $10 for bleacher seats.

    The USI Ticket Office is open 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. and can be reached at 812/465-7165. 

     

  • Department of Distance Learning Faculty Innovation Studio open house

    The Department of Distance Learning proudly presents the newly launched Faculty Innovation Studio located in FA 0046 of the Wrights Administration Building, across from the Distance Learning Office. You are invited to the Faculty Innovation Studio Open House on Monday, November 18th, 2013 from 11:00am to 2:00pm.

    This event is dedicated especially for faculty in supporting online teaching excellence and learning innovations. The Department of Distance Learning partners with the Rice Library, Information Technology, and the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning to coordinate this event. Information stations will be setup to promote faculty development and teaching support resources at USI.  

    Hors d'oeuvres, light lunch, desserts, and beverages will be served throughout the event. Faculty participants can reserve iPads, and have a chance to win the drawing prize of a $20 Amazon gift cardduring the open house. We look forward to seeing you there. The Department of Distance Learning TEL: 812/228-5124 Email: Distance@usi.edu

    Learn more about the Faculty Innovation Studio.

  • Indiana conflicts of interest law

    Under the Indiana"conflicts of interest” law, University employees are required to file disclosure statements stating any financial interest which the individual may have in any University contract or purchase.  The responsibility for filing disclosure statements             rests on the person with the potential conflict of interest.  Copies of the Conflicts of Interest: Compliance Disclosure Requirements and the disclosure statements are available in the office of the Vice President for Finance and Administration, and may be downloaded from MyUSI under Indiana “conflicts of interest” law found in the Personal Announcements Section.

    If you have any questions concerning conflicts of interest and the statutory requirements, contact Mr. Mark Rozewski, vice president for Finance and Administration at extension 1849.

  • Case study team needs your vote

    The University of Southern Indiana's case study team made the semi-finals in the AICPA national competition. Part of the semi-final is a public vote. 

    Please go to www.thiswaytocpa.com/2013vote and simply click on VOTE at the Screaming Eagles spot. You'll be asked to provide your name and email. You receive an email to confirm your vote shortly after voting which you must click on to confirm. The whole process takes less than a minute.

    Several schools are much larger than we are, so please help out.

    Read the full article: Accounting team makes semifinals, earns chance at $10,000.

     

     

  • Joining Forces Wellness Week webinars

    The Joining Forces Wellness Week webinars feature national experts on topics of particular relevance to health care providers who want to effectively provide care to military members, veterans, and their families.

    From 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in HP 1027.

    Here is a listing of the webinar topics:

    November 11, 2013 – Taking a Military Health History:  Four Critical Questions

    November 12, 2013 – Understanding Generational Differences in Veterans and their Health Needs

    November 13, 2013 – Suicide Symptoms and Prevention

    November 14, 2013 – Military Sexual Trauma:  What Civilian Providers Need to Know

    November 15, 2013 – Recognizing the Needs of Parents of Service Members

    Free to attend.

  • Holiday Food Services hours for November 26 - December 2

    The Loft

    Tuesday, November 26 - (Breakfast and Lunch Only)

    Wednesday, November 27- Sunday, December 1 - (Closed)

    Monday, December 2 - (Open Normal Hours)

     

    The Sweets Spot

    Wednesday, November 27- Sunday, December 1 - (Closed)

     

    Burger King

    Tuesday, November 26 - (7:30 am – 6:30 pm)

    Wednesday, November 27-Saturday, November 30 - (Closed)

    Sunday, December 1 - (4:00 pm - 10:30 pm)

    Monday, December 2 - (Open Normal Hours)

     

    Archie's Pizzeria

    Tuesday, November 26 - Sunday, December 1 - (Closed)

    Monday, December 2 - (Open Normal Hours)

     

    Sub Connection

    Wednesday, November 27 - (7:30am- 2:00 pm)

    Thursday, November 28-Sunday, December 1 - (Closed)

    Monday, December 2 - (Open Normal Hours)

     

    Salsa Rico

    Tuesday, November 26-Sunday, December 1 - (Closed)

    Monday, December 2 - (Open Normal Hours)

     

    Cyclone Salads

    Tuesday, November 26 - (9:30 am –8:00 pm)

    Wednesday, November 27-Sunday, December 1 - (Closed)

    Monday, December 2 - (Open Normal Hours)

     

    Simply To Go Link/LA

    Tuesday, November 26 - (7:30 am – 3:30 pm)

    Wednesday, November 27 - Sunday, December 1 - (Closed)

    Monday, December 2 - (Open Normal Hours)

     

    Red Mango

    Tuesday, November 26 - (9:00 am – 3:30 pm)

    Wednesday, November 27 - Sunday, December 1 - (Closed)

    Monday, December 2 - (Open Normal Hours)

     

    Starbucks

    Tuesday, November 26 - (7:00 am – 3:30 pm)

    Wednesday, November 27 - Sunday, December 1 - (Closed)

    Monday, December 2 - (Open Normal Hours)

     

    Eagle Express C-store

    Wednesday, November 27 Store only - (8:00 am – 2:00pm)

    Thursday, November 28- Saturday, November 30 - (Closed)

    Sunday, December 1 - (3:00pm-11:30pm)

     

    Eagle Access Card Office

    Monday, November 25-Tuesday, November 26 - (8:30am - 4:30pm)

    Wednesday, November 27 - (8:30am - 3:00pm)

    Thursday, November 28 - Sunday, December 1 - (Closed)

    Monday, December 2 - (Open Normal Hours)

     

    Food Service Office

    Wednesday, November 27 - Sunday, December 1 - (Closed)

    Monday, December 2 - (Open Normal Hours)

  • Blood drive for Riley Hospital for Children

    Indiana Blood Center will be on campus from 10:00 a.m. to 1:45 p.m., Thursday, November 21 in the University Center East's Carter Hall.

    Indiana Blood Center is the main provider of blood products for Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis. Annually, Riley transfuses 9,800 components.

    The event is sponsored by the USI Dance Marathon Committee. For every participant at the drive, the Indiana Blood Center will donate $3 to Riley Children's Foundation in USI's name. The total will be added to the 2014 USI Dance Marathon for Riley.

    Before your donation:

    Schedule an appointment.

    Drink plenty of fluids on the day of your appointment.

    Bring a picture ID to your appointment.

    For more information contact Mary T. Scheller in the College of Nursing and Health Professions
    812/228-5123 or via email mtscheller@usi.edu.

     

  • New USI employment opportunities posted October 19 - November 1

    The following positions have been added to the USI employment website for the period of October 19, 2013 to November 1, 2013. 

    Faculty

    Assistant Professor of Strategic Management / International Business, Romain College of Business - F13051F1 (Posted: 10/25/2013)

    Instructor in Strategic Management, Romain College of Business - F13052F1 (Posted: 10/25/2013) 

    Professional/Administrator

    Web Content Specialist, Web Services - A13040A1 (Posted: 10/23/2013)

    Director of Advising, Pott College of Science, Engineering, and Education - A13041A2 (Posted: 10/25/2013) 

    Office/Clerical

    Senior Administrative Associate, President's Office - N13063N1 (Posted: 10/28/2013)

  • 2014 Open Enrollment Kick-off & Benefits Informational Fair

    2014 Open Enrollment Kick-off & Benefits Informational Fair

    Bring your Eagle Access Card for a chance to win door prizes!

    Date: Friday, November 8, 2013

    Time: 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

    Where: Carter Hall located in University Center West

    Why: Learn more about your benefits. Ask questions about your benefit election choices.

  • E-cigarettes included in USI Tobacco-Free language

    This summer, the University of Southern Indiana celebrated its second anniversary as a tobacco-free campus. With the implementation of the policy on July 1, 2011, smoking and the use of other tobacco products are not permitted except in personal vehicles and, for those in student housing, in designated outdoor spaces in the apartment and residence halls areas. The policy applies to all University-owned, -operated, and -leased property and vehicles.

    Recently, the use of e-cigarettes (or electronic cigarettes) has generated several questions. E-cigarettes are devices that use a heating element to vaporize a liquid solution including nicotine and/or flavored vapor and often are designed to mimic traditional cigarettes or cigars. The use of e-cigarettes is addressed in the FAQs of the Tobacco-Free USI website. The answer to the question: “Is the use of e-cigarettes permitted on campus?” is:

    No. The safety of these devices is in question and U.S. courts have treated them as tobacco products. As it can be difficult from any distance to know if an individual is using one of these devices or smoking, their use violates the spirit of a tobacco-free policy.

    According to American Nonsmokers’ Rights Foundation, as of July 8, 2013, more than 1,178 U.S. colleges and universities have enacted smoke-/tobacco-free policies that eliminate smoking in indoor and outdoor areas across the entire campus, including residences. USI’s policy is an important step in providing a clean, healthy working and learning environment for everyone in the campus community.

    In order to let those who are using tobacco know that they’re not compliant with the policy, cards with basic information about Tobacco-Free USI are available for download and sharing, and are a less confrontational way to inform. Download the card here. The second page is optional for those with printers capable of two-sided printing.

    The Tobacco-Free USI website includes additional frequently asked questions as well as resources for quitting the use of tobacco.

    Please address questions to the Tobacco-Free USI Committee on the provided form.

  • Save the date for the Gary May Retirement Roast

    Save the date for the Gary May Retirement Roast at 7 p.m., January 25, in Carter Hall.  May, associate professor of social work, retires this year, and Wendy Turner-Frey is hosting a roast in his honor. Those interested in attending or participating can contact Turner-Frey at wturner@usi.edu.

  • Fall issue of engage now available online

    The fall issue of engage, the quarterly newsletter for USI’s Division of Outreach and Engagement, is available online at USI.edu/outreach.   

    In this issue, you will find stories about a Kcymaerxthaere project coming to New Harmony, service learning courses that are taking place this semester, an upcoming Health Informatics Tri-state Summit, and more.

  • Connect with Southern Indiana seeks applicants

    Connect with Southern Indiana, a regional leadership program offered through USI’s Historic Southern Indiana, is accepting applications for its 2014 class through Friday, November 15. An annual program, Connect with Southern Indiana provides invaluable, tangible skills, including the opportunity to meet others from the region with similar concerns and interests, identify areas for collaborative projects, and meet business and civic leaders while developing creative problem solving skills. USI employees are encouraged to apply. Additional details and application are available online.

  • Exchange Email down tonight 10/29/13 9:00pm-11:30

    Email for @usi.edu addresses will be down tonight between 9:00pm and 11:30. We are working to resolve the email issues between eagles-mail and USI Exchange email. 

    Sorry for any inconvenience this might cause. 

    Information Technology
    (helpdesk) 812-465-1080

  • Campus Store grand opening October 25 and 26

    Join the Campus Store for its official grand opening, Friday and Saturday, October 25th & 26th to celebrate our Grand Opening at the USI Tech Store and complete remodel of the Campus Store. All of our clothing will be discounted in addition to lots of awesome freebies (while supplies last) we will be giving away!

    Save 25% on all apparel including great brands like Columbia, Nike, and Under Armour.

    Store hours: Friday 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. and Saturday 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

    If you have any tech questions, and would like to schedule a 1-on-1 Apple demonstration or an instructional event, please contact Cole Collier at rccollier@usi.edu, or (812) 464-1978.

     

     

  • Special rates for Evansville Icemen tickets for Education Game Day November 6

    Evansville IceMen Education Day Game is at 9:30 a.m. on November 6th. Mention that you are with USI and get tickets for just $6. Contact Katie Valentine at kvalentine@evansvilleicemen.com or (812) 463-6393 to purchase tickets! Deadline is November 1, 2013.

    Watch the video Evansville IceMen and USI team up for nutrition

  • Recreation, Fitness and Wellness Center will be hosting Family Fun Night , October 25th

    The RFWC will be hosting Family Fun Night this Friday evening, October 25th, 2013! Family night begins at 5:00pm. The climbing center closes at 7:00pm, and the rest of the building remains open until 10:00pm. Free activities include basketball, volleyball, video games, pool, table tennis, foosball, fitness equipment, and the climbing center.  

    All families must be accompanied by a current USI student or employee with a 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.  

    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 regular open hours. All climbers using the shoes provided by the RFWC must wear socks. 

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

  • "Be the Match" bone marrow registry on campus October 29th

    Indiana University School of Medicine Evansville will be on campus from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m., Tuesday, October 29.  between the University Center East and West. They will have information for those wishing to join the registry, donate to the cause, or volunteer.

    Thousands of patients with blood cancers like leukemia and lymphoma, sickle cell and other life-threatening diseases need a bone marrow transplant. They depend on Be The Match Registry® to find a match. Currently only half of searching patients receive the transplant that could provide a cure and save their life.

    The goal of the Be The Match Bone Marrow Registry is to not only sign more potential donors to the Be The Match registry but also to raise the funds necessary to add new registry members, making life-saving transplants a reality for all patients. The total cost to add each potential donor to this lifesaving registry is $100.  Donations to Be The Match will be accepted during the bone marrow registry drive at USI.

    More info is at http://join.bethematch.org/Indiana

    Please contact Kristyn Jeffries with questions or to obtain additional information.

  • Archie the Eagle's birthday bash

    Archie’s Birthday Bash will be from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Tuesday, October 22 at the Amphitheatre. Archie has invited some of his mascot friends: Blizzard from the Icemen, Evan & Eva from the Otters, the CAN from Alcoa, the Horse from Ellis Park, Evie Sue from Keep Evansville Beautiful, the Cow from Chick fil A, the Buffalo from BW3, and Ace Purple from the University of Evansville.  Please come, have a complimentary piece of cake, and help us sing Happy Birthday to our beloved mascot. If you would like to bring a gift for the birthday boy, please bring a canned food item for Archie’s Closet.

    This is USI’s newest tradition! Come out and be a part of it!

  • New USI job openings October 5 - 18

    The following positions have been added to the USI employment website for the period of October 5, 2013 to October 18, 2013. 

    Faculty

    Assistant/Associate Professor of Mass Communications - F13048F1 (Posted: 10/17/13)

    Assistant Professor of Theatre (Scenic Design), College of Liberal Arts - F13049F1 (Posted: 10/17/2013)

    Assistant Professor of Computer Science, Romain College of Business - F13050F1 (Posted: 10/17/2013) 

    Professional/Administrator

    Innovation Corridor Manager, Outreach and Engagement - A13039A1 (Posted: 10/9/2013)

    To review and apply to  current positions, visit the Human Resources employment website: www.usi.edu/hr

  • Annual Boo Bash held October 29

    Dear Faculty and Staff,

    You are cordially invited to the Newman and Governors Halls’ Annual Boo Bash on Tuesday, October 29, 2013 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM for the University of Southern Indiana community. Children will have the opportunity to dress up in Halloween costumes, trick-or-treat in our two residence halls, and enjoy various Halloween themed activities and snacks.  Residents will be dressed up in costumes, and we encourage you and your children to dress up as well!

    You and your family may start trick-or-treating in either Newman or Governors Hall (1600 and 1700 Rankin Lane). Resident Assistant staff will be around to guide families through the different halls and during activities. You will be able to park your cars just up the lane in the non-residential parking lots near Newman and Governors Halls.  Please do not park down the lane, in the traffic circles, or in reserved parking.

    Residents have been informed that no children and families are to enter student rooms. Rooms that are participating in this event will have signs indicating so. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

    For any questions or more information, please email Michael Stokes, the Area Coordinator for Newman and Governors Halls at mwstokes@usi.edu.

    We look forward to seeing families from the USI Community at Boo Bash this year!

     

  • Nominations for USI Foundation Award for Outstanding Teaching being accepted

    The Office of the Provost is currently accepting nominations by any student, administrator, faculty member, or alumnus by the deadline of Monday, November 4, 2013. The two awards are: 

      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.)

      USI Foundation Award for Outstanding Teaching by Adjunct Faculty

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

     

    For information including the guidelines and an online application, see http://www.usi.edu/provost/faculty-resources/faculty-awards web page. 

    Remember, it only takes a few moments to complete nomination forms for those deserving faculty and adjunct faculty members to be recognized with an award. 

  • Priority Registration for Spring and Summer 2014 is November 4-15

    TEACHING FACULTY:  Please announce to your classes that Priority Registration will be November 4-15; encourage your students to register early.   

    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 4, and progresses according to the schedule shown on page 4 of the class schedule and at www.usi.edu/registrar/registration/priority-registration-schedule.  Students register online via myUSI (my.usi.edu) according to the total of their earned plus currently enrolled hours, and are encouraged to register on their first day of eligibility. 

    Look up classes online through myUSI, or pick up a copy of the printed schedule.

    • 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 Evaluation (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.

  • Children's Learning Center's Fall Book Fair

    The Children's Learning Center's Fall Book Fair will be October 21-25 in the first floor lobby of the Education Center. The Fair will be open from 9am-3pm daily.

    You may also order books online at: http://bookfairs.scholastic.com/homepage/uofsthrnindianachldrnslc and your books will be shipped to the Children's Learning Center about a week after the fair ends. All proceeds benefit the Children's Learning Center. For more information please call 812/464-1869.

  • Fall collection drive is accepting clothing donations on campus

    PODS® Enterprises Inc., a national leader in the moving and storage industry, is joining forces with Community Recycling Campus (CR Campus), a for-profit recycler of clothing and related textiles, on USI’s campus for its Fall Collection Drive on October 10 – 25. The drop-off location is in parking lot B (look for Pod). All articles should be clean, dry, and unstained.

    Clothing

    All usable family clothing: men’s women’s, and children’s: shirts, tees, polo or collared shirts, pants, jeans, dresses, skirts, hats, gloves, socks, sweaters, coats, scarves, ties, undergarments, bathing suits. This also includes all soft items like linen, towels, sheets, bedding, small pillows, and curtains.

    Shoes

    All usable paired family shoes: men’s women’s, and children’s: athletic shoes, dress shoes, sandals, clogs, dress boots, ballet flat, sneakers, work boots will be accepted. No roller skates/blades, ski boots, heavy winter boots, slippers, flip-flops, crocs or single shoes.

    Bags, Belts

    All usable family bags: men’s, women’s, and children’s: handbags, purses, carry-on airline bags, tote bags, back packs, wallets, and belts. No large luggage.

    Collections will be accepted from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays – Thursdays; from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Fridays; and from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Saturdays.

    Proceeds from clothing sales will be used to make improvements to the USI Burdette Park Trail. The project is sponsored by Housing and Residence Life and the Spiritual Diversity Project.

    Read more about the difference clothing recycling and reuse can make.

     

  • USI employment opportunities from mid-September - early October

    Faculty

    Assistant Professor of Biology, Pott College of Science, Engineering, and Education - F13036F1 (Posted: 9/16/2013)

    Assistant Professor of Biology, Pott College of Science, Engineering, and Education - F13037F1 (Posted: 9/16/2013)

    Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Pott College of Science, Engineering, and Education - F13038F1 (Posted: 9/16/2013)

    Assistant Professor of Education (Early Childhood Education), Pott College of Science, Engineering, and Education - F13039F1 (Posted: 9/16/2013)

    Assistant Professor of Education (Special Education), Pott College of Science, Engineering, and Education - F13040F1 (Posted: 9/16/2013)

    Chair of Teacher Education and Associate or Full Professor of Education, Pott College of Science, Engineering, and Education - F13041F2 (Posted: 9/16/2013)

    Assistant Professor of Physics, Pott College of Science, Engineering, and Education - F13042F1 (Posted: 9/26/2013)

    Assistant Professor of Engineering, Pott College of Science, Engineering, and Education - F13043F1 (Posted: 10/3/2013)

    Assistant Professor of Sport Management, Pott College of Science, Engineering, and Education - F13044F1 (Posted: 10/3/2013)

    Assistant Professor of Philosophy, College of Liberal Arts - F13045F1 (Posted: 10/4/2013)

    Instructor of Social Work, College of Liberal Arts - F13046F1 (Posted: 10/4/2013)

    Assistant/Associate Professor of Health Services, College of Nursing and Health Professions - F13047F2 (Posted: 10/4/2013)

     

    Professional/Administrator

    Academic Advisor, Pott College of Science, Engineering, and Education - A13037A1 (Posted: 9/27/2013)

    Web Developer/Programmer, Web Services - A13038A1 (Posted: 10/1/2013)

     

    Office/Clerical

    Administrative Clerk, Special Events - N13048NA (Posted: 9/20/2013)

    Administrative Assistant, Registrar - N13061N1 (Posted: 10/1/2013)

     

    Service/Maintenance & Security

    Grounds Maintenance Worker, Physical Plant - N13060N1 (Posted: 9/27/2013)

     

    Part-Time/Temporary

    Part-Time Custodial Worker, Physical Plant-N13049N2 (Posted: 10/1/2013)

    To review current positions or apply, visit the Human Resources employment website: www.usi.edu/hr

  • USI booths at the 92nd Annual West Side Nut Club Fall Festival

    Next week kicks off the 92nd Annual Fall Festival (October 7 - October 12). Don’t forget to support the USI booths. The money goes towards scholarships and student trips.

    USI Art Club: (Spot # 38) Corn on the cob

    USI Varsity Club: (Spot #107) Pork chop sandwich, rib-eye steak money goes for scholarships for student athletes

    Alpha Sigma Alpha: (Spot #104) Chicago style hot dogs, chocolate covered strawberries, fruit haystacks, Oreo cookie balls

    Lamba Chi Alpha: (Spot #61) Philly cheesesteak

    Phi Delta Theta: (Spot #64) Chicken kabob, hot fudge brownie sundae, phier burgers

    Delta Zeta Lambda: (Spot #70) Cider, fried pickles. mozzarella sticks

    Tau Kappa Epsilon: (Spot #73) Chips, strombolis

  • Nominate Students for Homecoming

    The Office of Student Development Programs is accepting nominations for USI’s 2014 Homecoming Court. 

    Students must be nominated by a USI faculty/staff member or a student organization in order to apply for court. 

    Please take a moment to nominate outstanding students who are deserving of this honor. Court selection is based on community and campus involvement, academic excellence, and overall pride for USI. 

    When completing the nomination form, keep the following in mind:

    •Nominees must have completed 48 credit hours at the time of nomination.

    •Nominees must have a cumulative grade point average of 2.6 or higher at the time of nomination.

    •Nominees should demonstrate outstanding leadership skills through campus and community involvement.

    •Student Organizations are allowed to nominate one candidate for King and one candidate for Queen.

    •Students who have served on Homecoming Court are ineligible for this year's court.

    •The Activities Programming Board President and Homecoming Chair are ineligible for this year's court. 

    To nominate students, complete this form. Nominations are due by 12:00pm on Friday, October 18, 2013.

    For questions, contact me at 812-465-7167 or jwittstock@usi.edu

    Thank you in advance for your nominations!

  • Death of a USI student

    Brandon Kyle Wagler, a USI freshman in the College of Business majoring in Accounting and Professional Services, died September 29, 2013 in an auto accident in Daviess County Indiana.

    He is survived by his parents, Randy and Marla (Stoll) Wagler; two sisters, Megan Wagler and Maranda Wagler; one brother, Jacob Wagler; his maternal grandparents, Louis and Dorothy Stoll; his paternal grandparents, Elmer and Sylvia Wagler; his paternal great grandmother, Martha Wagler; his paternal great grandfather, Abraham Knepp; along with several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. He is proceeded in death by his paternal grandmother, Carolyn (Knepp) Wagler.  

    Funeral services will be conducted at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, October 2, 2013 at the First Mennonite Church in Montgomery, Indiana. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. 

    Visitation will be from 2:00 until 8:00 p.m. on Monday and Tuesday at the First Mennonite Church. 

    Brocksmith-Blake & Wagler Funeral Home in Montgomery is in charge of arrangements. 

    The full obituary can be viewed at:  http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/courierpress/obituary.aspx?n=brandon-kyle-wagler&pid=167269888#fbLoggedOut 

    Any student needing assistance should contact the Counseling Center, located in Orr Center, room 1051.  The Dean of Students Office (DOSO) located in University Center East, room 1229, may also be contacted by email at deanofstudents@usi.edu or phone at 812/464-1862. 

    Faculty, staff, and students can also report any students of concern by utilizing the University's CARE Team Reporting Form available at http://www.usi.edu/deanofstudents/careteam.   

  • 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 http://www.usi.edu/security/PDF/ASFSR.pdf 

    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.

  • New employment opportunities at USI for the period of September 14, 2013 to September 20, 2013

    The following positions have been added to the USI employment website for the period of September 14, 2013 to September 20, 2013. 

    Faculty

    Assistant Professor of Biology, Pott College of Science, Engineering, and Education - F13036F1 (Posted: 9/16/2013)

    Assistant Professor of Biology, Pott College of Science, Engineering, and Education - F13037F1 (Posted: 9/16/2013)

    Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Pott College of Science, Engineering, and Education - F13038F1 (Posted: 9/16/2013)

    Assistant Professor of Education (Early Childhood Education), Pott College of Science, Engineering, and Education - F13039F1 (Posted: 9/16/2013)

    Assistant Professor of Education (Special Education), Pott College of Science, Engineering, and Education - F13040F1 (Posted: 9/16/2013)

    Chair of Teacher Education and Associate or Full Professor of Education, Pott College of Science, Engineering, and Education - F13041F2 (Posted: 9/16/2013) 

    Part-Time/Temporary

    Administrative Clerk, Special Events - N13048NA (Posted: 9/20/2013) 

    To review and apply to current positions, visit the Human Resources employment website: www.usi.edu/hr

  • Nominations for honorary degree due in October

    Faculty, staff, alumni, students, and individuals are welcome to nominate candidates for a University of Southern Indiana honorary degree. Guidelines and nomination forms are available online at http://www.usi.edu/provost/honorary-degree-award

    An honorary degree from the University of Southern Indiana is the highest form of recognition granted by the institution. Individuals who have given distinguished and extraordinary service consistent with the mission of the University are eligible for consideration. That service may be to the University itself, and/or to local, statewide, national, or international communities. Individuals selected to receive an honorary degree should exemplify the highest ideals of integrity, service, and dedication to learning. 

    Strong consideration is given to those who have:

    Advanced learning through teaching and/or scholarship

    Enhanced civic and cultural awareness

    Fostered service and partnership for the greater good of a community or communities

    Established a record of outstanding commitment to USI and the achievement of the University’s mission. 

    Honorary degrees are awarded during the spring Commencement.  The deadline for nominations for the 2014 Commencement is Friday, October 25, 2013. 

    Past recipients of honorary degrees can be found at http://www.usi.edu/university-relations/honors-and-awards/honorary-degree-recipients.

  • Photographs by Pultzer prize winning Latino photographer on display in Liberal Arts Center

    The work of photographer, José Galvez is on display through October 15 in the first and second floor display cases in the Liberal Arts Center. Galvez has used the starkness of black and white photography to capture the essence of Latino life in America for the past 40 years. His approach is to reveal the simple beauty of everyday life. This has been his solitary commitment in his photography. His images pay homage to the culture, history, and personal story of the Latino people.

    Galvez also will be the keynote speaker for the Columbus Day event, from 1:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. Thursday, October 10 in University Center’s Carter Hall. He will talk about his experience as a Latino photographer and journalist.

    The exhibit and lecture are sponsored by the Department of Modern and Classical Languages.

  • Archie's Closet drop off locations for the food drive competittion

    The Archie’s Closet Food Drive Competition is well underway and we want to be sure everyone knows where to take donations.  If you want to help a department win the cool trophy, these are the competing locations, (in no particular order):

    • Children’s Learning Center

    • College of Nursing and Health Professions

    • Social Work

    • Rice Library

    • University Division

    There are also drop-off boxes located in these areas:

    • Performing Arts (Tech Center downstairs) • Development (Foundation Office) • IUSM-E (3rd floor HP) • College of Business • Dental Hygiene • Liberal Arts • Residence Life • Rec and Fitness Center • Travel Services (across from Human Resources) • Biology • Admissions (Orr Center 1st Floor)

    Help us fill up every box on campus!

  • Death of a USI student

    Zachariah Houghland, 19, died after a car accident on Saturday, September 14, 2013.  Zachariah was a freshman and last attended the University during the spring 2013 semester.   

    Services will be 11 a.m. Thursday, September 19, 2013, at Alexander West Chapel, with burial in Park Lawn Cemetery. Friends may visit Wednesday from 2 to 8 p.m. and Thursday from 10 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.   Memorial contributions may be made to the funeral home to help with expenses. Condolences may be made online at www.AlexanderWestChapel.com.   To read the complete obituary please go to http://obits.courierpress.com/obituaries/courierpress/.

    Any student needing assistance should contact the Counseling Center, located in Orr Center, room 1051.  The Dean of Students Office (DOSO) located in University Center East, room 1229, may also be contacted by email at deanofstudents@usi.edu or phone at 812/464-1862.

    Faculty, staff, and students can also report any students of concern by utilizing the University's CARE Team Reporting Form available at http://www.usi.edu/deanofstudents/careteam.  

  • Donate art supplies for Children’s Learning Center art show

    In preparation for its second annual art show and sale, the USI Children’s Learning Center is accepting donations of arts and crafts supplies (paper, fabric, ribbon, canvas, frames, mat board, foam board nontoxic paint, markers, crayons, beads, feathers, etc.) Items may be dropped off at the center, sent through campus mail, or picked up by Children’s Learning Center staff. The art show and sale will be held in April 2014 during the Week of the Young Child.

    Call the Children’s Learning Center at 812/464-1869 for more information.

  • Archie's Closet food drive competition

    September 16-27

    Rule #1: Support Archie’s Closet by donating lots of items!

    The rest are just details:

    Competition begins Monday, September 16 and ends at noon on Friday, September 27.

    To be included in the competition for the traveling trophy, department should be registered by the start of the competition. (Departments can team up – each can display the trophy for a part of the year.)

    Contributions can be made by anyone to a competing department. (If your department is not competing, support a nearby department by placing your donations in their box.)

    Someone from the department will bring donated items to a specified collection point. (If this is not possible, arrangements for pickup can be made.)

    Each department in the competition will count their items and submit the current total at the end of the first week and again at the end of the competition, (noon on Friday, September 27).

    Discretion should be used when counting packaged items. Examples: ·Toilet paper counted per roll. ·Popcorn counted per packet ·Bag of candy counted as 1 item

    Archie's Food Closet will also accept monetary donations. Please contact Jeannie Kuebler if you wish to make a monetary donation: jkuebler@usi.edu or 464-1807

     

  • American Red Cross blood drive

    Delta Zeta Sorority and Sigma Tau Gamma Fraternity are sponsoring the American Red Cross Blood Drive. 

    Where:  USI’s Carter Hall 

    When:  Monday, September 23rd from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. 

    How: To make an appointment, go to www.redcrossblood.org and enter the code 024299. 

    Why:  Every two seconds, someone in America needs blood … your donation can give someone another chance at life! 

    Come prepared.

    Have a light meal and plenty to drink.

    Bring your donor card, driver's license or two other forms of identification.

    Bring the names of medications you are taking. 

    View eligibility requirements to donate blood. 

    For more information, email Nehal Ninad at nninad@eagles.usi.edu or Clare Scheller at cescheller1@eagles.usi.edu.

  • ESCAPE FIRE film explores problems, solutions of U.S. healthcare system

    The University of Southern Indiana’s College of Nursing and Health Professions will sponsor a free screening of the award-winning Sundance documentary, ESCAPE FIRE: The Fight to Rescue American Healthcare, at 5 p.m., Wednesday, September 18, in Mitchell Auditorium in the Health Professions Center on USI’s campus.

    Directed by Matthew Heineman and Oscar-nominee Susan Froemke, ESCAPE FIRE tackles one of the most pressing issues of our time: What can be done to save our broken medical system?

    For any questions, contact Mary Scheller at mtscheller@usi.edu or 812/228-5123.

  • Fifth annual USI Faculty and Staff survey

    Welcome to the fifth annual USI Faculty and Staff survey.

    So far, 30% of administrators, 17% support staff and 17% of the faculty have completed the survey. Thank you!

    If you have not completed the survey, you still have time and we need your input.  This year’s survey is significantly shorter than previous annual surveys. The purpose of this annual survey is to gather much needed information for different USI departments at one time instead of sending out surveys multiple times a year.

    Seven USI departments or committees need your feedback. Among the topics included this year are the marketing of USI, professional development opportunities, faculty interaction with students and their parents, and services provided to faculty, staff, and students.  The information you provide will remain confidential.

    Click here to access the survey. 

    USI - Nothing like it. Proud of it.

    Joe Wingo

    Manager of The Office of Planning, Research and Assessment

  • Death in the USI family

    Patricia L. (Shrode) Schapker, mother of Barbara Williams, Associate Professor and Program Director of Occupational Therapy, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2013. 

    Mrs. Schapker was preceded in death by her first husband, Francis Will in 1953; by her husband of 46 years, Francis Schapker, in 2003; by her parents, Gilman and Elizabeth (Antey) Shrode; by two sisters, Susan Bunch and Delores O'Nan and by her brother, Samuel Shrode.

    Patricia is survived by her daughters, Barbara (David) Williams and Cathy (Michael) Dyson, both of St. Wendel; three sons, Thomas (Linda) Schapker of Cynthiana, Gary (Janet) Schapker of Evansville and Terry Schapker of Owensville; sisters, Elsie Beasley of Grandview, IN, Bonita Shoemaker of Gibson City, IL, Donna Starkey of Hot Springs, MO, Judy Polk of Boonville and Jennie Wathen and June Lovell both of Dale, IN and one brother, Alfred Shrode of Rockport, IN. Also surviving are seventeen grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.

    A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10:00 A.M. on Friday, August 30, 2013 at St. Wendel Catholic Church, Rev. Ed Schnur officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.Friends may visit with the family from 2:00 until 8:00 P.M. on Thursday at Pierre Funeral Home, 2601 W Franklin Street, where there will be a memorial service held at 4:00 P.M. Friends may also visit with the family from 9:30 A.M. until service time on Friday at St. Wendel.

    Memorial contributions may be made to St. Wendel Catholic Church, 10542 W. Boonville New Harmony Road, Evansville, IN 47720. Condolences may be made online at www.pierrefuneralhome.com.

    The full obituary can be viewed at:  http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/courierpress/obituary.aspx?n=patricia-l-schapker&pid=166655891&fhid=24978#fbLoggedOut

  • Indiana Conflicts of Interest Law

    This notice is being sent on behalf of Mr. Mark Rozewski, Vice President for Finance and Administration: Under the Indiana “conflicts of interest” law, University employees are required to file disclosure statements stating any financial interest which the individual may have in any University contract or purchase.  The responsibility for filing disclosure statements rests on the person with the potential conflict of interest.  Copies of the Conflicts of Interest: Compliance Disclosure Requirements and the disclosure statements are available in the office of the Vice President for Finance and Administration, and may be downloaded from MyUSI under Indiana “conflicts of interest” law found in the Personal Announcements Section.

     If you have any questions concerning conflicts of interest and the statutory requirements, contact Mr. Mark Rozewski, Vice President for Finance and Administration at 812/464-1849.

  • Mid America Singers USI Alumni Reunion

    The Mid America Singers Alumni group is hosting an alumni event this Friday evening, August 30 at 6:30p.m., in the McCutchan Art Center and Pace Galleries, located in the lower level of the Liberal Arts Building on the USI campus. During this event they will honor David Deeg, longtime director of this group and announce a new scholarship.

    Italian Buffet, dessert, and drink is $25 per person register by Noon on August 28. Registrations and payments can be made online here.  To pay by check or cash contact Janet Johnson at 812/464-1924.

  • Employee Check Cashing Policy

    Beginning September 1, 2013, employees will be limited to the cashing of personal checks to the amount of $200 per day. Any amount over the normal limit, which is $50, will require special approval from the Bursar Administrative Staff. If you have any questions, they may be addressed to the Bursar at 812/464-1842.

  • University Cash Handling Policy

    Pursuant to the directive of the University President, the only authorized agent to control, account for and safeguard cash at the University of Southern Indiana is the Business Office.

    Specifically, this office is responsible for collecting fees and other income; making all fee refunds; invoicing third parties; preparing bank deposits; issuing petty cash disbursements; issuing change funds to authorized units; and assessing student fees.

    Under no circumstances is an employee to accept money in the name of the University without properly recording the income with an official University Receipt. A receipt will be issued by the Cashier’s Office for all cash received except for cash received by approved satellite operations. This also includes any payments or plans to receive payments electronically via the World Wide Web. In addition, no University employee or department is to invoice any third party without said invoice being processed first through the Business Office.

    Departments that have been approved to accept money are required to issue receipts and make daily deposits. These departments are responsible for maintaining their own receipt subsidiary record on forms that have been approved by the Bursar. Loss of any funds should be reported immediately to the Cashier’s Office and to the University Security Department.

    Questions relative to cash control procedures should be addressed to the Bursar at 812/464-1842.

  • Death in the USI Family

    Albert W. Lueken, father of Becky Eckert, senior payroll assistant in Human Resources, died Tuesday, August 13, 2013. 

    Surviving are two daughters, Pat Dodson and husband Carl, Jasper, and Becky Eckert and husband Tom, Evansville; one son, Bill Lueken and wife Diana, Jasper; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren, and one brother, Herbert Lueken and wife Rita, Jasper.

    He was preceded in death by his wife, LaVerne C. Sermersheim; two sisters, Helen Buechler and Ardella Weyer, and four brothers, Othmar, Ollie, Edwin, and Robert Lueken.

    Funeral services at 10 a.m. Saturday at Holy Family Catholic Church in Jasper with burial following in Fairview Cemetery. VFW Post #673 will conduct military graveside rites. Friends may call from 3-7 p.m. Friday at the Becher-Kluesner Downtown Chapel in Jasper, and one hour before service from 9-10 a.m. at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to Holy Family Catholic Church or to a favorite charity. Online condolences may be made at www.becherkluesner.com.

    The full obituary can be found at:  http://newsnowdc.com/news/obituaries/

  • Welcome Week parking

    In order to help make this first event for the new students and parents as easy as possible, Housing and Residence Life is asking for your help.  On Wednesday, August 21, please avoid parking in Lots E and F.  This is move-in day for the Living Learning Community at Ruston Hall and O’Bannon Hall.  The Office of Public Safety will be routing the incoming vehicle queue through several rows of Lot F and into the last row of Lot E beginning at approximately 9 a.m.

    On Thursday, August 22, faculty and staff should avoid parking in lots C, D, and E. Housing and Residence Life asks to reserve these lots for students and families checking in at the Physical Activities Center for Welcome Week and moving into the residence halls.

  • FERPA training available

    Family Educational Rights & Privacy Act (FERPA) training is now available for all employees, including student workers.  Training can be accessed by logging into myUSI. On the left side dashboard, there is an icon that looks like a certificate and is labeled “FERPA Training” (words appear when hovering over icon). Click to begin training.

    The entire training can take an hour or longer to complete.  Upon successful completion, participants may print a completion certificate, although a copy will be sent via e-mail as well.

    Any questions or suggestions regarding this training, should be submitted to Jayne Tang, programmer manager in Information Technology at 812/464-1984 or jtang@usi.edu.

  • Department name change

    Effective August 1, 2013, Career Services and Placement will be called Career Services and Internships.  This change was made to better reflect the services that are offered in this area.

  • Salsa Rico hours

    Beginning Monday, July 29, 2013, Salsa Rico will be open from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday.

    Salsa Rico will be closed Fridays through August 16, 2013.

  • Join Team USI for CureSearch Walk

    USI faculty and staff are invited to join Team USI for CureSearch Walk in Evansville on Saturday, October 12, 2013, at Garvin Park to celebrate and honor children whose lives have been affected by childhood cancer, while raising funds for lifesaving research.

    Every day, 36 children are diagnosed with cancer, and more than 40,000 children undergo treatment for cancer each year. CureSearch for Children's Cancer is a national non-profit foundation dedicated to research and making treatment possible and a cure probable for these children.

    University employees interested in joining Team USI for the CureSearch Walk should contact Mary Scheller by email at mtscheller@usi.edu, or at extension 5123.

    Those who cannot participate but would like to help can stop by Orange Leaf at 701 N. Burkhardt Rd. in Evansville August 12-14. Present your Give Back flier, and $1 of your purchase will be donated to Evansville CureSearch for Children's Cancer. Contact Mary Scheller for fliers.

    More information about the Evansville CureSearch Walk is at www.curesearchwalk.org/evansville.

  • Furnishings Available

    Distribution Services has the following items available for department use.

    • Desk and matching credenza
    • 3 drawer horizontal file cabinet
    • 5 drawer horizontal file cabinet
    • Wooden book shelf (5 shelves)
    • 5’ workstation
    • 8’ workstation
    • Blue cloth wooden side chair

    http://www.usi.edu/furnishings

    Contact Distribution Services at 812/464-1823 by August 1, if you are interested in any of these items. If your department requests items, you will need to complete a Physical Plant work order, and there will be a minimal fee charged for delivery.

  • Death in the USI Family

    George E. Masterson Sr., father of George E. Masterson, Jr., lead offset press operator in Publishing Services, passed away Tuesday, July 23, 2013.

    He was preceded in death by his wife, Nancy; daughter, Carla; and sister, Sheila. George is survived by his sons, George Jr. and Scott; two grandsons; two great-grandchildren; and brother, Larry Masterson.

    Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Friday, July 26, 2013, at Sunset Memorial Park.

    Condolences may be made online at www.AlexanderEastChapel.com.

    The full obituary can be found at:  http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/courierpress/obituary.aspx?n=george-masterson&pid=166033764&fhid=10661#fbLoggedOut

  • Furnishings Available

    Distribution Services has the following items available for department use.

    • Five drawer vertical file cabinet
    • 8' heavy duty folding table
    • 8' workstation with drawers
    • Miscellaneous chairs (4)
    • Small table

    http://www.usi.edu/furnishings

    Contact Distribution Services at 812/464-1823 by July 30, if you are interested in any of these items.

  • Service Interruptions Scheduled

    On Friday, July 19, starting at 5 p.m., campus routing will be moved to its new infrastructure, causing necessary interruptions to USI network services.

    Those experiencing issues accessing these services are urged to be patient and retry the attempted action. If a problem persists 30 minutes after the initial attempt, call the Help Desk at 812/465-1080.

  • RFWC Family Fun Night

    The RFWC will be hosting Family Fun Night on Friday, July 19, 2013. Family night begins at 5 pm and the building remains open until 7 pm.  Free activities include basketball, volleyball, video games, table tennis, foosball, and use of the fitness equipment.

    All families must be accompanied by a current USI student or employee with a 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. 

    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.

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

  • Death in the USI Family

    Troy James Braker, spouse of Cindy Braker, administrative assistant in the Admission Office, passed away Thursday, July 11, 2013.   

    Surviving Troy are his wife of 17 years, Cindy (Harty) Braker; a daughter, Zoe Braker; son, Ebby Braker; mother and stepfather, Ann and Jerry Smith; father and stepmother, James and Charlene Braker, all of Evansville; sister, DJ Boyer of Evansville; two brothers, Tim Braker of Evansville and Nick Braker of Knoxville, TN; father-in-law, Bill Harty of Evansville; grandmother-in-law, Ida Mae Harty of Evansville and an aunt, Sherri Allgood of Evansville.

    Troy was preceded in death by his grandparents, Augusta and Mary Braker and Charles and Effie Voelker.

    Memorial contributions may be made to the Benefit of the Family of Troy James Braker Fund, c/o Old National Bank, 1 Main Street, Evansville, IN 47708, Resurrection Catholic Church, 5301 New Harmony Road, Evansville, IN 47720 or to the Mater Dei Band, 1300 Harmony Way, Evansville, IN 47720.

    Condolences may be made online at www.pierrefuneralhome.com.

    The full obituary can be viewed at:  http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/courierpress/obituary.aspx?n=troy-braker&pid=165800791&fhid=24978#fbLoggedOut

  • Furnishings Available

    Distribution Services has the following items available for department use.

    • Desk Chairs (3)
    • Small Workstations (2)
    • Horizontal 4 Drawer File Cabinet (1)

    http://www.usi.edu/furnishings

    Contact Distribution Services at 812/464-1823 by July 22 if you have an interest in any of these items.

  • USI Co-hosting MCON13 Evansville

    InGen Technologies, Inc. in partnership with USI and GAGE are proud to announce the Evansville MCON13 free viewing party hosted at the University of Southern Indiana on July 18, 2013

    MCON13 is an annual conference, all about Millennials with speakers from NPR, YouTube, LoveSocial, Deloitte and more!

    It will be a day of conversation with over 20 nonprofit, business, and technology leaders that have successfully harnessed the Millennial generation for good.

    The “Millennials” (birth years 1980 to 2000) are the largest and most educated generation in America’s history! Their numbers actually exceed the “Boomer” generation (birth years 1946 to 1964) by 2 million.

    Millennials also have a huge desire for mentoring relationships from previous generations. MCON13 is an opportunity for Evansville Leaders, Executives and Stakeholders from all generations to gather together to learn about ways to harness this highly creative and relational workforce. 

    Find more information and register free online.

  • Death in the USI family

    LaVerne C. Lueken, mother of Becky Eckert, senior payroll assistant, died July 2, 2013. 

    Surviving was her husband, Albert Lueken; two daughters, Pat Dodson, and her husband Carl, Jasper, IN and Becky Eckert, and her husband Tom, Evansville, IN; one son, Bill Lueken, and his wife, Diana, Jasper, IN; five grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.

    Funeral services for LaVerne C. Lueken were held Monday, July 8, 2013 at Holy Family Catholic Church in Jasper with burial following in Fairview Cemetery in Jasper.

    Memorial contributions may be made to Holy Family Catholic Church or to a favorite charity.

    Online condolences may be made at www.becherkluesner.com.

    The full obituary can be viewed at:  http://www.duboiscountyfreepress.com/laverne-c-lueken-85/

  • Road closures scheduled for annual Night Flight Road Race

    On July 27, the annual Night Flight road race will be held on the USI campus. The race course will encompass the entirety of University Boulevard and Bent Twig Lane and the western section of Clarke Lane. The southbound lanes of University Boulevard will be closed to traffic beginning at the roundabout. The northbound lanes will be two-way traffic. University officers and Sheriff’s Office deputies will be directing traffic in order to maintain the safety of runners and drivers. Registration for the race begins at approximately 6:20 p.m. While University Boulevard will not yet be shut down at that time, set up will be occurring. The actual race will begin at 8:30 p.m. However, drivers should be vigilant of runners beginning at the time of registration due to warm-up practices.

  • Departmental transitions

    As of July 8, University Division oversees two additional areas—the Office of Disability Resources and Career Counseling. The Office of Disability Resources will be moving out of the Counseling Center to its new temporary home for the fall, Orr Center room 095, while University Division Advising will be taking over the function of Career Counseling. 

    The Office of Disability Resources will maintain the same extension of 812/464-1961. The Career Counseling extension of 812/465-1136 will be discontinued, and persons seeking Career Counseling services need to contact University Division Advising at 812/465-1606. Contact Michael “Brody” Broshears, director of University Division, at mbroshears@usi.edu or 812/465-1606, with questions.

  • Death in the USI family

    Russell Alvine Laymon, father of Donna Laymon, senior administrative assistant in the Physical Plant, died Saturday, June 29, 2013. 

    He was preceded in death by his mother, Hattie; sister, Gertrude McFarland; brothers, George Calvin Laymon, Tommy and Melvin Moore.

    Russell is survived by his wife of 63 years, Ida; daughter Donna; beloved cat, Smokey; sister-in-law, Wilma Laymon; nieces and nephews. He is also survived by countless extended family friends and co-workers.

    Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 3, 2013, at Alexander West Chapel, officiated by Fr. Steve Lintzenich, with burial in Alexander Memorial Park. Friends may visit Tuesday from 4 to 8 p.m. and Wednesday from 10 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.

    In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, PO Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38105 or the Vanderburgh Humane Society, 400 Millner Industrial Drive, Evansville, IN 47710.

    Condolences may be made online at www.AlexanderWestChapel.com.

    The full obituary can be found at:  http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/courierpress/obituary.aspx?n=russell-laymon&pid=165624365&fhid=10665#fbLoggedOut

  • Death in the USI family

    Jerry L. Williams, instructor emeritus in mathematics, died June 26, 2013. 

    He is survived by mother, Lois Williams; son, Carl Williams; sister, Janet Nichols; and his close personal friend, Diana "Diya" Jarboe.

    Visitation will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 29, 2013, at Cook Funeral Chapel in Carmi, with funeral at noon. 

    Memorials may be made to the Carmi Public Library. Visit cookfuneralchapel.com.

    The full obituary can be found at  http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/courierpress/obituary.aspx?n=jerry-williams&pid=165563243#fbLoggedOut

  • New name better reflects services offered by health center

    Effective July 1, the Student Health Center on campus will become the University Health Center. The full-service center, located in the lower level of the Health Professions Center, provides a number of services and health-related information to students, faculty, and staff of the University.

    “We wanted to get the word out that we’re here to not only serve students, but also all faculty and staff,” said Matthew Winegar, Deaconess practice manager at the clinic. “The University Health Center truly is a campus clinic that anyone here can come to. We can see patients for any medical need, just like any other Deaconess Clinic. The name change also will help to distinguish us from the Nursing Program and any misperceptions that we’re a student-run clinic.”

    Healthcare providers at the University Health Center are employed by Deaconess Clinic, and work in harmony with the University to meet the health needs of students, faculty and staff.

    For a full list of services and resources as well as policies, fees, and other information visit www.usi.edu/healthcenter or contact the center at 812/465-1250.

  • Deaths in the USI family

    Marie Helen Seiler, mother of Connie Swenty, ssistant professor of nursing, died June 15, 2013. 

    Survivors are her children; Jacqueline Beutel and husband, Jerome of Imperial, Missouri; Mary Ann Fryar of Joplin, Missouri; Edna Happ of Nixa, Missouri; Jacob Seiler Jr. and wife Susan of Cape Fair, Missouri; Connie Swenty and husband Brian of Rolla, Missouri; Rosie Dickens and husband Carl of St. Louis, Missouri; John Seiler and wife Donna of Hollister, Missouri; Paul Seiler and wife Heather of Ridgedale, Missouri; Matt Seiler and wife Sharon of Sikeston, Missouri; one brother, Alexander Pawlowicz and wife Donna of Downers Grove, Illinois; twenty grandchildren and twenty-nine great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her parents, Alexander and Mary Budo Pawlowicz, her husband, Jacob Seiler Sr., son-in-law Larry Happ, a granddaughter, Stephanie Phillips, and several brothers and sisters.

    Funeral mass will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, June 20, 2013 at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, 2200 W Republic Rd, Springfield, Missouri.  Burial will follow at 2 p.m. in the Missouri Veterans Cemetery in Springfield.

    Visitation will be held from 6 until 8 Wednesday at the funeral home with a prayer service at 7 p.m.

    In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made to St. Jude Research Hospital or the Alzheimer’s Association.

    Suzanne Goeke Brinker, mother of Cindy Brinker, vice president for Government and University Relations, died June 22, 2013.   

    Survivors are a daughter and her husband, Cynthia S. Brinker and M. Edward Jones, of Evansville, Indiana; a son and his wife, John C. and Claire M. Brinker, of Stevensville, Michigan; a daughter and her husband, Julie B. and David M. DeWitt, of Indianapolis, Indiana; and a son and his wife, David E. and Pamela G. Brinker, of Naperville, Illinois; and seven grandchildren, Andrea, of Nashville, Tennessee, Madison and Taylor John, of Stevensville, Michigan, Elizabeth of Indianapolis, Indiana, and Daniel, Grace, and Gwyneth Brinker, of Naperville, Illinois; and nieces and nephews.

    Suzanne is preceded in death by her husband, Dr. Eugene E. Brinker; and her sister, Marilyn G. Simms.

    Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, June 26, 2013, St. Lucas United Church of Christ, 33 W. Virginia Street, with Rev. John Branam officiating, with burial in Oak Hill Cemetery, 1400 E. Virginia Street, Evansville, Indiana.

    Friends may call from 2 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, June 25, 2013, at Browning Funeral Home, 738 E. Diamond Avenue and from 10 a.m. until service time on Wednesday at the church.

    Memorial contributions may be made in lieu of flowers to the University of Southern Indiana Foundation, 8600 University Blvd., Evansville, Indiana 47712, or P.E.O. Scholarships - Chapter B.J., P.O. Box 115, New Harmony, Indiana 47631.

    Condolences may be made online at www.browningfuneral.com. The full obituary can be found at:  http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/courierpress/obituary.aspx?n=suzanne-brinker&pid=165469066&fhid=14467#fbLoggedOut

    Wilma Grace (Kent) Jeffers, mother of Bob Jeffers, instructor in advertising, passed away June 21, 2013.

    She was preceded in death by her parents, Tom and Lottie Kent, husband John Jeffers, and brothers Perry and Frank.

    She is survived by her younger sister, Zayda Sprague: sons Gary Jeffers (Judi) and Bob Jeffers (Gayle): grandchildren Brian Jeffers and Melissa Fritchley: great- grandchildren Joe and Austin Fritchley; and nephews Jim Kent, Forest Kent and Ron Sprague.

    Sunset Memorial Park is handling funeral arrangements. Visitation is from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, June 25 at Sunset Chapel.

    In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Cross Roads Christian Church, St. Paul's Episcopal Church and Living Waters Hospice.

    The full obituary can be found at:  http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/courierpress/obituary.aspx?n=wilma-jeffers&pid=165505490#fbLoggedOut

  • American Red Cross Blood Drive set for July 2 at USI

    The American Red Cross has an urgent need for O Negative, A Negative, and B Negative blood donations and will host a blood drive from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, July 2, in Carter Hall in University Center West.

    The Red Cross needs donors all summer long, but especially near key summer holidays when donations decline. To support summer holiday blood donations, presenting donors from July 1 through 15 will be entered into a drawing with a chance to win one of five $3,000 American Express gift cards.

    Make an appointment online and enter the 47712 zip code or sponsor code 024299 to find the USI blood drive time slots listed.

    Volunteers from the College of Nursing and Health Professions are needed to recruit donors next week over the lunch hour in the University Center and to help with the refreshment table during the drive. To volunteer, contact Mary Scheller at mtscheller@usi.edu or 812/228-5123.

    “Summer of Stories” is the theme of this blood drive. Share your inspirational video or personal message about how your life has been touched by blood donation here.

  • Death in the USI family

    Mrs. Leona A. "Lee" Rayburn, USI retired secretary in the IU School of Medicine-Evansville, died Saturday, June 15, 2013. 

    She was preceded in death by her parents and her brothers, George Williams and Phillip Williams, of Seattle.

    She is survived by her husband of 60 years, James W. Rayburn; daughters, Susan Helfrich (Mark), of Evansville and Jenny Janes (Tim), of Louisville; son, Kevin Rayburn (Julie), of Grandview, Ind.; sisters, Lauretta Anne Filmore, of Irvine, Calif., and Sandi Carver (Casey), of Seattle; brother, Dr. Jack Williams (Noreen); sisters-in-law, Evelyn Williams and Shirley Williams, of Seattle and many special nieces and nephews.  She is also survived by 10 grandchildren, Justin Helfrich, Stefanie Lutz (Andrew), Casey Helfrich, Megan Wesley (Brian), Claire Elder (Matt), John Rayburn, Michael Janes, Kevin Janes, Riley and Lane Spencer. She has four great-grandchildren.

    Funeral services will begin at 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 19, 2013, at Pierre Funeral Home with Chaplain Greg Barnett officiating. Burial to follow in Tupman Cemetery.

    Friends may visit with the family from 3 until 7 p.m. on Tuesday at Pierre Funeral Home, 2601 W. Franklin Street and from 10 a.m. until service time on Wednesday.

    In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Tupman Cemetery Perpetual Care Fund, the Christian Life Center in Evansville, or the Salvation Army.

  • Foundation Gift-in-Kind requests

    If your department has received a gift-in-kind this year, a form must be processed by the end of June so the donor's gift can be properly recognized and claimed as a 2013 tax deduction. Gifts-in-kind, or charitable gifts of non-cash property, include such things as library books, oriental rugs, paintings, and other fine art gifts, computer software, laboratory equipment, and real estate. There are substantial tax benefits to be derived from such gifts. The form, Foundation Gift-in-Kind Request, may be found among the listing of Outlook forms on your computer. Call the Foundation office at 812/464-1918 with questions.

  • Submit nominations for Support Staff Employee Recognition Award

    Has a co-worker saved your department money, implemented time-saving techniques, or come up with creative ideas for teamwork or networking? If so, now is the time to recognize them!

    The annual Support Staff Employee Recognition Award honors an employee's hard work and dedication to the University in the past year. The recipient will receive a $500 monetary gift and traveling trophy at the Support Staff Employee Recognition Luncheon in August and also will be featured in USI Today.

    Nomination forms and criteria can be found on the Staff Council website. Nominations will be accepted until June 21.

  • Death in the USI family

    Dorothy M. (Askins) Willett, mother of Ted Willett, Printing Operations Assistant in Publishing Services, died Monday, May 20, 2013.

    Dorothy is survived by her daughters, Sister Michelle Willett, OSB, of Ferdinand, Ind., and Jennifer Willett, of Buffalo, N.Y.; sons, Christopher B. Willett, Greg Willett and Theodore Willett, all of Evansville; and by many nieces and nephews.

    Dorothy is preceded in death by her husband, Henry J. Willett in 1979; her parents, Carl and Lorena (Brenner) Askins; son, Michael Willett; brother, Orville Askins; and by her sister, Ruthie Becker.

    Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, May 24, 2013, at Browning Funeral Home, 738 Diamond Ave., Evansville, Ind., with Deacon Emil Altmeyer officiating. Burial will follow at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery.

    Friends may visit from 2 until 8 p.m. on Thursday, May 23, 2013, at Browning Funeral Home where a memorial service will be held at 7 p.m.

    Memorial contributions may be made to the Sisters of St. Benedict, 802 E. 10th St., Ferdinand, IN 47532 or to USI in her name for the Bockelman School #3, 8600 University Blvd., Evansville, IN 47712. Condolences may be made online at www.browningfuneral.com.

  • Death in the USI family

    Harold Theodore Weinzapfel, father of Connie Weinzapfel, director of Historic New Harmony, died May 18, 2013. 

    Surviving Mr. Weinzapfel are his wife of 57 years, Roselle (Roy) Weinzapfel; a daughter, Connie Weinzapfel; a son, Stan G. Weinzapfel (Tami Smith), of Terre Haute; and his grandson, Andrei Parrent. Also surviving are his brother, Ralph Weinzapfel (Sylvia); sisters, Esther Stofleth (Michael), Dorothy Weinzapfel, Agnes Weinzapfel O.S.B., and sister-in-law, Betty Weinzapfel; in addition to many nieces and nephews.

    Predeceasing Mr. Weinzapfel were his parents, Alfred and Magdalen Weinzapfel; a sister, Mary Catherine; his brother, Wilfred; and his son-in-law, James Parrent, Jr.

    The family will receive friends from 2 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 21, 2013, at Pierre Funeral Home, 2601 W. Franklin St. A special prayer service will be held at 5 p.m. The Mass of Christian Burial will be led by Reverend David Fleck and Reverend Gordon Mann at Saint Philip Catholic Church at 10 a.m. on Thursday, May 23. Friends may visit with the family at the church at 9 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alfred and Magdalen Weinzapfel Endowment Fund benefiting Saint Philip Church or the Paul and Helen Mann Roy Fund benefitting Saint Philip School.

    The full obituary can be found at:  http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/courierpress/obituary-browse.aspx?recentdate=0&type=1

  • Be aware of parking lot closures on Friday, May 17

    In preparation for the YMCA Kid’s Triathlon being held at USI on Saturday, May 18, Parking Lots D, E, F, M, and O will be closed at 4 p.m. Friday, May 17 until the end of the event on Saturday. All vehicles should be removed from these lots by 4 p.m. Friday. Only emergency and event-related vehicles will be allowed to enter and exit the affected lots during the event.

    The east side/northbound lanes of University Boulevard also will be closed from Bennett Lane to west of Rochelle Lane and the west side/southbound lanes will be open to two-way traffic from approximately 5 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday. The Disk Golf course also will be closed while the triathlon is in progress.

  • 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 jafarless@usi.edu

  • Campus-wide electrical outage scheduled for this weekend

    The Physical Plant will be performing work that will require electricity to the main campus to be shut down for an extended time during the evening of Friday, May 17 and early morning of Saturday, May 18.

    The electrical outage will affect the main campus only. Student housing areas will not be affected. The outage will start at 11:15 p.m. May 17 and power will be restored by 7 a.m. May 18.

    Emergency generators will be in operation during the outage. Contact Miles Mann at 812/464-1808 with questions.

  • Summers named chair of USI's Biology Department

    Dr. Brent Summers, associate professor of biology and assistant dean of the Pott College of Science, Engineering, and Education, has been named the new chair of the biology department beginning July 1. He will replace Dr. Henri Maurice, who served as the chair for 13 years.

  • David and Lois Stevens receive GLVC's Kearns Service Award

    The Great Lakes Valley Conference (GLVC) has named David and Lois Stevens as this year's recipients of the Dr. Thomas Kearns Service Award, The couple was recognized for their longtime volunteer service at the GLVC Basketball Tournament when it was hosted at Roberts Stadium from 2001-07.

    Lois, former athletics equipment manager and building coordinator of the Physical Activities Center (PAC) on the USI campus, retired in 2007. David retired in 2008 after a long tenure as pastor of the United Methodist Church in Evansville.

    The Stevens’ will be recognized by the GLVC at the Enterprise Rent-A-Car Spring Awards Banquet in St. Louis, Missouri on May 21.
     
    Read more here.

  • Bennett Lane closed until fall 2013

    The Bennett Lane Roadway Project is now underway.

    Bennett Lane will remain closed until the start of the fall semester.

    There will be no access to the east lot of the PAC (Lot P) or to the carts stored along the south end of the building. The PAC will be inaccessible by vehicle for the entire summer. 

  • Spring issue of engage now available

    The spring issue of engage, the quarterly newsletter for the Division of Outreach and Engagement, is available online at usi.edu/engage.

    In this issue, you will read stories about the College Achievement Program, four new employees, our upcoming Super Summer Program, and much more. 

  • Death in the USI family

    Donna Sue Hayden, spouse of Terry Hayden, Senior Maintenance Mechanic in the Physical Plant, died Thursday, April 18, 2013. 

    Donna is survived by her husband of 41 years, Terry Hayden, of Evansville, Indiana; daughters, Melissa (Tony) Hayden Trader, of South Lake Tahoe, California, and Tricia (Jerred) Hayden Burns, of Evansville, Indiana; sister, Teresa (Michael) Banser, of Fairfield, Iowa; brothers, Charles Mattingly, of Lawrence, Kansas, and Donald (Charlotte) Skelton, of Princeton, Indiana; grandchildren, Max Trader, Kennady Burns and Jackson Burns.

    Donna is preceded in death by her parents, Charles (C.B.) and Margaret (Jordan) Mattingly.

    Funeral services will be held 9:30 a.m. Monday, April 22, 2013, at Browning Funeral Home, 738 Diamond Ave.continuing with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. at Saint Joseph Catholic Church with Father Gene A. Schroeder celebrating. Burial will follow at Saint Joseph Catholic Cemetery.

    Friends may visit from noon until 6 p.m. Sunday, April 21, 2013, at Browning Funeral Home. There will be a memorial service at 5 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

    Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society, 5250 Vogel Road, Suite A, Evansville, IN 47715.

    Condolences may be made online at www.browningfuneral.com.

    The full obituary can be found at:  http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/courierpress/obituary.aspx?n=donna-hayden&pid=164329317&fhid=14467#fbLoggedOut

  • USI Foundation announces Campaign USI: Elevating Excellence

    The University of Southern Indiana and the USI Foundation formally announced the public phase of Campaign USI: Elevating Excellence on April 4, 2013. The announcement was made prior to A Conversation with T. Boone Pickens. Over 1,000 individuals attended and an overflow crowd from Carter Hall viewed the presentations via live stream in Forums I, II, and III.  Just over one hundred USI employees and volunteers assisted in making the event a tremendous success.

    During the quiet phase of the campaign, $26.7 million was committed to benefit the University through charitable gifts from alumni, friends, and organizations. USI Foundation President David A. Bower commented, “The support of the entire USI Family – alumni, friends, employees, and the community – demonstrates USI’s importance as a great institution of higher learning, a center of culture, and as an economic force for this entire region and the State of Indiana. Our work is important and needs to continue and to grow.”

    A highlight of the evening was University President Linda L. M. Bennett announcing the naming of the College of Business in honor of Ron ’73 and Connie ’74 Romain. “From their church, to their University, to countless non-profits and community-wide efforts to better this region, Ron and Connie have been exemplary role models. The Romain College of Business recognizes their dedication and tireless efforts.

    Ron is serving as chair of Campaign USI: Elevating Excellence. He and Connie made a $5 million leadership gift to the College of Business and part their gift was used to underwrite the campus visit of T. Boone Pickens. While announcing the campaign April 4 Ron said, “Like all great organizations, we’ve set our goals high. A $50 million campaign amount is perfect. It will stretch and challenge us. I believe this is the right thing to do. No one ever accomplished anything worthwhile with average expectations.” The goal is to have $50 million in commitments by December 2015.

    More information about Campaign USI: Elevating Excellence can be found at www.usi.edu/campaign. Updates on the campaign can be found by following the USI Foundation on Facebook and Twitter.

  • Blood drive to be held on campus Monday, Aprill 22

    Delta Zeta Sorority and Phi Delta Theta will sponsor an American Red Cross Blood Drive from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, April 22, in Carter Hall.

    To make an appointment, go to www.redcrossblood.org and enter Sponsor Code 024299. For questions about eligibility requirements, visit http://www.redcrossblood.org/donating-blood.

    For more information, contact Clare Scheller at clarescheller@yahoo.com.

  • Death in the USI family

    Ruth Ann Waller, director emerita of Intramural and Recreational Sports, died Saturday, April 13, 2013.

    She is survived by her husband of 33 years, Doug Waller; daughter, Kristin (Josh) Dahmer, of Newburgh; son, Chad Waller, of Clearwater, Florida.; grandson, Luke; sisters, Marilyn "Toot" Schwenk and Janet Kordes, of Jasper, Indiana, Karen Hoffman, of Schnellville, Indiana, Debbie Schwenk, Shelly Main, and Jody Verkamp, all of Jasper; brothers, Mike, Ron, Tim, Mark, and Keith Schwenk, all of Jasper; and mother-in-law Joyce Waller, of Evansville.

    Ruth Ann was preceded in death by her parents, Herbert and Mary Ann Schwenk, and brother, David Schwenk.

    Visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 17, 2013, at Ziemer Funeral Home East Chapel, 800 S. Hebron Avenue, Evansville, with a memorial service at 7 p.m. Visitation will continue from 9:30 to 10 a.m. Thursday, April 18, 2013, at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, 1301 S. Green River Road, Evansville.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. on Thursday at Holy Rosary Catholic Church with Father Jeff Read officiating. Burial will be in Park Lawn Cemetery.

    Memorial contributions may be made to The National Brain Tumor Society, 55 Chapel St., Ste. 200, Newton, MA 02458.

    Condolences may be made to the family online at ziemerfuneralhome.com.

    The full obituary can be found at  http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/courierpress/obituary.aspx?n=ruth-ann-waller&pid=164247898&fhid=15544#fbLoggedOut.

    Waller, who was 62 years old, concluded a 36-year run at the University after retiring last year.

    The native of Ireland, Indiana was instrumental in the birth of women's athletics at USI. Waller coached the women's basketball team for nine of the first 10 years, when women's college basketball was in its infancy. She began the USI softball program, coaching the squad for 10 years and posting 100 victories. During her tenure as softball coach, USI was a major force in the Association for Intercollegiate Athletics for Women, the predecessor to women's athletics in the NCAA. In this association, USI was on the same level as many of Indiana's Division I programs. Waller also was the first women's tennis coach and built one of the strongest intramural programs of all the Indiana state institutions, servicing more than 5,000 students each year. She brought Disc Golf to Evansville, creating the first course, open to all citizens, on the USI campus. She also has worked to raise awareness of disabilities by managing wheelchair basketball games on campus.

    She earned the Special Recognition Award from the USI Alumni Association in 1997 and was named a Phenomenal Woman in 2007 by the USI Multicultural Center.

  • Death in the USI family

    Granvel Ruddell, father of Joy Fein, administrative assistant for the Health Services Program, died Tuesday, April 9, 2013.

    He was preceded in death by his brother, Jack Ruddell (Helen) who died in April 2012.

    Granvel is survived by his wife of 54 years, Virginia Ruddell; daughters, Dana Wheeler, Joy Fein (Gary); son, Geoffrey Ruddell (Janet); sister, Catherine Milligan (Doug); grandchildren, Mathew Wheeler, Jacob Wheeler, Aaron Fein, Brad Fein, Adam Ruddell, Ryan Ruddell, Bryan McCollum, Michael McCollum, 9 great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

    Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Friday, April 12, 2013, at Alexander Memorial Park Cemetery. Friends may visit from 2 to 8 p.m. Thursday, April 11 and from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Friday, at Alexander West Chapel.

    Condolences may be made online at www.AlexanderWestChapel.com.

    The full obituary can be viewed at http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/courierpress/obituary.aspx?n=henry-granvel-ruddell&pid=164165168&fhid=10665#fbLoggedOut

  • Three rows of Parking Lot C closed on Friday, April 12

    Rows three, four, and five of Parking Lot C will be closed from midnight to 10 p.m. on Friday, April 12, in preparation for the Romain Subaru Spring into Fitness 10K on Saturday, April 13. No overnight parking will be permitted.

  • April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month

    April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month and the USI Counseling Center is promoting a teal ribbon campaign to inform students that the department provides a safe place to seek help if they have ever been sexually assaulted. The teal ribbon symbolizes support for those who have survived sexual assault and hope to end all forms of sexual violence.

    Teal ribbons are available at the Counseling Center, Multicultural Center, and other office around campus. Contact Dr. Amy Cavanaugh at acavanaugh@usi.edu or 812/464-1867 to have ribbons sent to your office or department.

  • Parking Lot C closed Thursday, April 4

    Parking Lot C by the Physical Activities Center (PAC) will be closed from midnight to 10 p.m. on Thursday April 4 to allow parking for the T. Boone Pickens event.

  • Spring Assessment Day is April 16

    USI's annual spring Assessment Day will be held on Tuesday, April 16.  

    Major Field Tests will be given to seniors with the following majors:

    Biology
    Business (undergraduate students enrolled in MNGT 452 or MNGT 481; graduate students enrolled in MNGT 681)
    Chemistry
    Communications (Advertising, Public Relations, and Radio-Television majors)
    Criminal Justice
    English
    Geology
    History
    Mathematics
    Political Science
    Psychology
    Sociology

    Students can verify their testing status here

    For more information, contact the Office of Planning, Research, and Assessment at opra@usi.edu or 812/ 465-7000. 

  • Do you Q?

    Download the free QBOT mobile loyalty app to use at all USI Sodexo Dining locations for discounts and giveaways.

  • USI Social Media Administrators group forming

    Are you responsible for administering a social media account representing a USI organization, department, group, class, etc.? Join the USI Social Media Administrators. We are sharing best practices, staying updated on changes in the constantly evolving world of social media, and banding together in support of the University and to improve its presence on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, YouTube, Instagram, Linkedin (etc.)! For more information, contact Wendy Bredhold at wkbredhold@usi.edu or 812/461-5259.

  • Priority Registration for Fall 2013 is April 1-12

    Teaching faculty: Please announce to your classes that Priority Registration will be April 1-12; encourage your students to register early. 

    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, April 1, and progresses according to the schedule shown on page four of the class schedule and at www.usi.edu/reg/early.asp.  Students register online via myUSI (my.usi.edu) according to the total of their earned plus currently enrolled hours, and are encouraged to register on their first day of eligibility.

    -Look up spring classes online through myUSI, or pick up a copy of the printed schedule.

    -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 32 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 Evaluation (through myUSI) prior to registration to check their progress toward degree completion and verify acceptable course options.

    Don’t forget that summer registration is still available. Indiana undergraduate students can take advantage of a buy one get one (BOGO) 50% off tuition discount if they successfully complete both an on-campus course and a distance learning course during summer 2013.  Refer to page three of the summer schedule for details, or contact the Bursar’s Office with questions at 812/464-1842.

    Don’t wait – enroll now, pay later!

    Students who sign up for fall classes during Priority Registration will not be billed until August 10, and expected to settle their account with the Bursar’s Office by August 20.

  • Children’s Learning Center art show set for March 22 and 23

    USI’s Children’s Learning Center will host an art show from 4 to 6 p.m. Friday, March 22 and from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, March 23. Proceeds will benefit the Children’s Learning Center. For more information, contact Amanda Wheaton-Collins at arwheatonc@usi.edu or 812/464-1869.

  • Death in the USI family

    Mark Randall “Markedoodle” Manion, USI junior in the College of Business, died Thursday, March 7, 2013.

    He was attending University of Southern Indiana, where he belonged to the Beta Alpha Psi fraternity.

    He was preceded in death by his father, Dwight Randall Manion.

    Survivors include his mother, Cathyrn King Manion; three sisters, Marcy Grace and her husband, Bill, of Louisville, Maicie Estes and her husband, Kenny, of Owensboro and Marley Nurrenbern and her husband, Joe, of Corydon; his companion, Jennifer Skyes of Tennessee; nieces and nephews, Logan, Melanie, Caitlin, Cameron, Little Kenny, Dixianne and Braden; aunts and uncles; and cousins.

    Services were held Monday at Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church. Burial will be in St. Louis Cemetery.

    Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to the Humane Society of Henderson County or Pay It Forward Animal Welfare Network, 1104 Loeb Street, Henderson, KY 42420.

    The full obituary can be found at:  http://www.courierpress.com/news/2013/mar/08/no-headline---obits/.

  • Dr. David L. Rice inducted into Evansville’s Regional Business Hall of Fame

    Dr. David L. Rice, president emeritus of USI, was inducted into Evansville’s Regional Business Hall of Fame, this March. He joins Bob Jones, president and CEO of Old National Bancorp and Kenneth C. Kent, Evansville businessman and civic leader (1905-1985), as the 2013 laureates. The Hall of Fame, sponsored by Junior Achievement of Southwestern Indiana and the Evansville Business Journal, celebrates these community leaders who recognized the potential in our region and devoted themselves to making the area a thriving place to live and work. The criteria for selection into the Hall of Fame are business excellence, courageous thinking, vision and innovation, inspiring leadership, social responsibility, and actions as role models for future generations. The Business Hall of Fame was established in 2006, and since its inception, it has welcomed 21 laureates. Dr. Rice was the first president of USI. 

  • St. Mary’s Mobile Digital Mammography Unit coming to USI

    The St. Mary’s Mobile Digital Mammography Unit will be at USI from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, May 9, in Room 1041 of the Health Professions Center.

    You do not need a physician’s order. Mammograms are normally covered under all insurance plans and your insurance carrier will be billed for these services. However, it is a good idea to check with your insurance company before scheduling. Anthem will cover screening  mammograms for USI employees and their spouses. The time span 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.

    To set up an appointment for a mammogram at USI on May 9, call St. Mary’s Breast Center at 812/485-4437.

  • Service Learning instructors recognized

    On Monday, March 4, the Service Learning Program held a reception to honor 107 faculty members who instructed 165 service learning courses in 2012. Click here to see who was recognized. 

  • USI transitioning to e-bulletin

    The University is transitioning to a new electronic bulletin (e-bulletin) to replace the printed bulletin. The e-bulletin will be published annually rather than printed biennially as in the past. The 2013-2014 e-bulletin takes effect for all new students entering Summer 2013-Spring 2014. 

    There will be several information/demonstration sessions to familiarize the University community with navigation and new functionality available, including a mobile application.

    Sessions are scheduled for the dates/times listed below and will be held in Rice Library, Room 0017. No reservations are necessary.

    Monday, March 18          1 to 2 p.m.
    Tuesday, March 19         10:30 to 11:30 a.m.
    Wednesday, March 20    10 to 11 a.m.
    Thursday, March 21        1:30 to 2:30 p.m.

    Employees are encouraged to attend a session to become familiar with the new e-bulletin before Fall 2013 priority registration begins. The first two New Student orientations take place March 26 and 27.

  • Art Department welcomes artist and curator Casey Roberts on Thursday

    The USI Art Department will host artist and curator Casey Roberts on Thursday, February 28. Roberts creates paintings with an old photographic process, the cyanotype, which he then bleaches, tones, and manipulates to create fantasy landscapes that subtly address human-nature interactions. He will demonstrate his technique in a workshop from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. in Tech Center Room 119, then speak about and show his work at 6 p.m. in Kleymeyer Hall (lower level of the Liberal Arts Center).

  • Breakfast with the President scheduled for March 20

    USI students, faculty, and staff are invited to attend Breakfast with the President at 7:45 a.m. Wednesday, March 20, in University Center's Carter Hall.

    Enjoy a pancake, sausage, and fruit buffet.

    Tickets are available for $7 each in the Alumni and Volunteer Services Office in University Center West. Reservations are required.

  • Celebrate "Heart Day at USI"

    The University of Southern Indiana men's and women's basketball teams will celebrate “Heart Day at USI” on Saturday, February 23, when they host McKendree University for a Great Lakes Valley Conference doubleheader. The Screaming Eagles, who will be wearing their road red uniforms, encourage fans to also wear red to promote heart health awareness.
     
    The women's game is slated for a 1 p.m. tip-off, while the men's game is scheduled for a 3:15 p.m. start. “Heart Day at USI” is sponsored by The Heart Group and The Heart Hospital.

  • Copies of Emergency Procedures Guide available

    The Office of Risk Management and Safety has a small supply of the Emergency Procedures Guide for departments which may need to replace those provided in the past.

    To request guides, contact Janet Duncan at 812/465-7003 or jduncan@usi.edu and include quantity desired.

  • USI's annual budget hearing presentations scheduled

    The University of Southern Indiana’s annual budget hearing presentations are now scheduled. Each year, the needs of the campus are presented in an open campus forum. All are welcome to attend.    

    The scheduled hearing times and location are as follows:

    Monday, March 4, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m.
    Provost/Academic Affairs
    Student Life/Athletics
    UC East 2219-2220

    Friday, March 8, 10 a.m. to noon
    External/Government/University Relations
    Technology Services
    Kleymeyer Hall LA 0101

    Monday, March 11, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m.
    Campus Community Representation
    Operations/Finance and Administration
    Carter Hall ABC

    Each presentation is scheduled to last one hour but if the preceding presentation finishes early, the next presentation of the day will begin after a short transition period. Questions about the hearings can be directed to Mary Hupfer at 812/465-1627 or Amy Fisher at 812/465-1111 in the University Budget Office.

  • USI Cooking and Culture Lessons are back

    USI Cooking and Culture Lessons are back with a taste of Senegal from 3 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, February 26, in the Health Professions Center, Room 0063. In celebration of the African Heritage Month, participants will learn about Senegalese culture and food habits, and will prepare a Senegalese meal.

    USI students, faculty, and staff are invited to attend. Reservations are required and can be made via email to gcruz@eagles.usi.edu.Only 40 spaces are available.

    The event is sponsored by Latinos Unidos, the USI Nutrition Club, Spanish Club, and French Club.

  • Sorrells receives award from Commission for Academic Support in Higher Education

    Darrin Sorrells, learning assistance specialist in Academic Skills, has been selected to receive the Innovative Academic Support Initiative Award from the Commission for Academic Support in Higher Education.

    Sorrells will receive a certificate and lapel pin commemorating this achievement and also will be recognized at an Awards Ceremony and Leadership / Corporate Partner Reception at the upcoming ACPA Annual Convention in Las Vegas, Nevada next month.

  • Academic Regalia available at USI Bookstore February 27

    The USI Bookstore and Oak Hall Cap and Gown will present a unique offer to faculty members from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, February 27.

    Visit the bookstore to be personally fitted for custom-made academic regalia. Ed Evans, a representative of Oak Hall Cap and Gown, will be present to assist with fittings.

    Owning your own regalia provides advantages such as:

    Knowing that you are prepared for any ceremony that may arise.
    Avoiding the need to order and return rentals.
    Owning regalia that has been custom tailored for you.

    There will be a variety of gowns, hoods, and tams on display during the sale.

    For questions, contact Mary Beth Rush at 812/465-1141.

  • Honors Program and Graduate Studies to host open house

    An open house celebrating the grand opening of the new Honors Program and Graduate Studies offices will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Thursday, February 14, in Rooms 1060 and 1070 of the Orr Center.  

    Refreshments will be served. For more information, call 812/464-1833.

  • Harmoniefest celebrates founding

    Harmoniefest will be held at 6:30 p.m. Friday, February 15, in New Harmony, Indiana. The annual community celebration of the Harmonie Society’s founding is co-sponsored by Historic New Harmony and Harmonie Associates, and will be held at Sara’s Harmony Way, which is now located at the corner of Church and Main streets in the former location of the New Harmony Coffee House. There will be a brief discussion of how Sara's Harmony Way has reproduced the Harmonist beer recipe and a chance to taste that beer and other varieties. Cost is $15 per person and includes tasting four to six beers and finger foods. For more information, call 812/682-4488. 

  • IU Soul Revue to perform on campus

    The IU Soul Revue performs in the University Center’s Carter Hall at 7 p.m. Tuesday, February 26. Featuring a full ensemble, male and female lines, horns, and a rhythm section, the group’s extraordinary energy and impeccable musicianship have earned it a reputation as one of the finest collegiate popular music ensembles in America. The IU Soul Revue is part of Indiana University’s African American Arts Institute, which also includes the African American Dance Company and the African American Choral Ensemble. USI’s Black Student Union and Multicultural Center are sponsoring this free performance in Evansville, and the public is invited to attend. For more information, call the USI Multicultural Center at 812/465-7188.

  • Encourage students to attend Global Salon Series

    The Global Salon Series kicks off the 2013 spring semester with Dr. Matthew Hanka, assistant professor of political science, and Dr. Ethel Elkins, instructor in health services, Wednesday, January 30, in the Traditions Lounge in University Center East. Hanka will present “Amsterdam: The Ideal City” at 1 p.m. Elkins will present “Crossing Boarders: Learning from Each Other” at 2 p.m. Light refreshments will be served. The goal of the Global Salon Series is to provide a forum for students to gain an appreciation for the value of international opportunities and potential careers. For more information or to volunteer to be a featured speaker, contact Dr. Daniel Bauer, assistant professor of anthropology, at debauer@usi.edu or 812/465-7065.

  • New Athletics website features video enhancements and more

    Gousieagles.com has been redesigned to better update Screaming Eagles fans with the latest scores, schedules, photos, and more. USI Athletics’ new website features video, scoreboards, news releases, and helpful links.

  • USI blood drive and bone marrow registry drive scheduled for January 29

    The College of Nursing and Health Professions will sponsor a blood drive through the Indiana Blood Center from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, January 29, in Carter Hall.

    Indiana Blood Center is charged with collecting 550 units of blood daily to be able to supply over 60 Indiana hospitals. Your donation will save up to three lives.  

    The process of donating takes less than an hour. A cholesterol, blood pressure, blood type, and iron check are included in your donation. Donors are encouraged to have a light snack and not to fast before donating. Juice and cookies will be available. Photo identification is required.

    Most people are eligible to donate. There are very few causes for deferral and very few medications that are not acceptable. Donors cannot be taking antibiotics for infection. Cancer patients must be one year cancer-free. Heart patients must be six months symptom-free. Diabetics can donate.

    Donors may register in advance online at https://www.donorpoint.org/index.cfm?group=op&hlc=5591&hostlookupcode=5591. Walk-ins also will be accepted.

    A Bone Marrow Registry Drive in memory of Adam Dugger also will be held to benefit Be The Match – Indiana. Dugger, son of Renee Dugger, former USI instructor in nursing, and son-in-law of Robin Smith, USI instructor in nursing, battled leukemia and received a bone marrow transplant at IU Hospital before he died on April 6, 2012, at the age of 28. Thousands of cancer patients like Adam depend on Be The Match Registry® to find a match for a bone marrow transplant. Currently only half of searching patients receive the transplant that could provide a cure and save their lives.

    No needles are involved; just a cheek swab is required to join the Be the Match Registry.

    For more information about the blood drive or bone marrow registry drive, contact Mary Scheller at mtscheller@usi.edu or 812/228-5123.

  • Winter issue of engage now available online

    The winter issue of engage, the quarterly newsletter for the Division of Outreach and Engagement, is now available online at www.usi.edu/engage.

    In this issue, you will read stories about the retirement of longtime USI employee Ginger Ramsden, a faculty and student research project on the Pigeon Creek Greenway Passage, three new employees, and much more. 

  • Sodexo adds menu items for Spring 2013

    Hot sandwiches are now available at the newly remodeled Starbucks, located on the first floor of the David L. Rice Library.

    Chipotle BBQ Quesadillas are on sale now at Salsa Rico in University Center East. Limited time only!

  • Pott College Advising and Resource Center Open House scheduled for January 24

    USI students, faculty, and staff are invited to attend an open house at the Pott College of Science, Engineering, and Education Advising and Resource Center. The grand opening celebration will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Thursday, January 24, in Education Center Room 3104.

    For more information, call 812/228-5191.

  • Flu precautions from the Dean of Students

    The winter season has taken hold and with the cold weather and lower temperatures, many people across the country are experiencing a busy flu season. Below are a few tips from the USI Student Health Center medical staff on how to prevent becoming ill this flu season:

    Get a flu shot.

    Stop germs by washing your hands often and covering your mouth when sneezing / coughing.

    Ask your doctor about prescription flu medicines to help prevent the flu if you’ve been exposed.

    Try to avoid close contact with sick people.

    Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.

    If you think you have the flu, see your doctor immediately. If treatment is delayed, it can be ineffective and cause your condition to worsen and last up to two weeks. Failure to treat the flu can lead to bronchitis, pneumonia, meningitis, and even death. If you do get sick, please be considerate of others around you as the symptoms do spread easily.

    The Student Health Center is staffed by Deaconess medical staff, including a physician and a nurse-practitioner, and offers its services to students, faculty, and staff.  Regular hours are from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Fridays.

    Fflu shots are available.  For more information, call 812/465-1250 or visit room 0091 in the lower level of the Health Professions Center on the north side of campus.

  • Death in the USI family

    Mike Maddox, spouse of Phyllis Maddox, assistant professor of dental hygiene, died Tuesday January 8, 2013.

    Mike was preceded in death by his parents, Maitland and Mary Maddox and brother, Mait Maddox.

    He is survived by his wife of 36 years, Phyllis; daughter, Michelle Beckner of Evansville, IN; sons, Joshua M. Maddox, Jacob M. Maddox both of Boise, ID, Matthew M. Maddox of Evansville, IN; sister, Susan Smith; brother, James Maddox; 11 nieces and nephews and 18 cousins.

    Visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m. Friday January 11, 2013, at Ziemer Funeral Home East Chapel, 800 S. Hebron Ave., Evansville, IN 47714, with a memorial service at 7 p.m.

    Funeral services will begin at 8:30 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home and continue with a Mass of Christian Burial at 9 a.m. at St. Benedict Cathedral, 1328 Lincoln Ave., Evansville, IN 47714 with Fr. Joseph Ziliak officiating.  Burial will be at St. Joseph Cemetery.

    Memorial contributions may be made to Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675 or St. Benedict Cathedral, 1328 Lincoln Ave., Evansville, IN 47714.

    Condolences may be made to the family online at www.ziemerfuneralhome.com.

    The full obituary can be found at:  http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/courierpress/obituary.aspx?n=mike-maddox&pid=162254127&fhid=15544#fbLoggedOut.

  • Susan Taylor's books on sale at USI Bookstore

    Susan L. Taylor will be the keynote speaker for the annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Luncheon at 11 a.m. Monday, January 21, in Carter Hall in the University Center.

    Copies of Taylor’s books In the Spirit, Confirmation: The Spiritual Wisdom That Has Shaped Our Lives, and All About Love – are now on sale at the USI Bookstore. Prices are listed below.

    Following the luncheon and keynote address, there will be a book signing by Taylor.

    In the Spirit - $11.99
    Confirmation: The Spiritual Wisdom That Has Shaped Our Lives - $14
    All About Love - $19.95

    For information or to purchase tickets to the luncheon and keynote address, contact the USI Multicultural Center at 812/465-7188.

  • The Loft announces new weekend hours

    The Loft has changed its Saturday and Sunday hours of operation. Brunch will be served from 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Soup & Salad Bar and USI Grille from 1:30 to 4 p.m., and Dinner from 4 to 6:30 p.m. New hours were effective January 12.

  • Death in the USI family

    Kenneth Bert Settle, professor emeritus of business, died Monday, January 7, 2013.

    Surviving Ken are a son, Mark Settle (Debra) of Evansville; daughter, Jan Hills (Douglas) of Brisbane, Australia; three grandchildren, Fallon Settle, Vaughn Robinson (Lisa), Jared Meeks (Melissa), all of Evansville; six great grandchildren, Drayton, Genesis, Kennedie, Kailyn, Hailee and Payton; and, his former wives and friends, Nancy Settle and Christine Settle.

    He was preceded in death by his parents, Mark and Myrtle (Hart) Settle and a sister, Fannie Benton.

    According to Ken's wishes, there will be no visitation or funeral service. Pierre Funeral Home is assisting with his cremation. Condolences may be made online at www.pierrefuneralhome.com.

    Memorial contributions may be made to the Evansville Rehabilitation Center, 3701 Bellemeade Avenue, Evansville, IN 47714

    The full obituary can be found at http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/courierpress/obituary.aspx?n=kenneth-settle&pid=162235585#fbLoggedOut.

  • Discussions of Downtown Abbey's third season to be held in February

    Are you an anglophile? Is the PBS Masterpiece Theatre series Downtown Abbey must-see television for you? If you are already a fan, here’s a way to discuss it with other fans and if you’re not aware of this popular PBS/BBC show, then here’s your opportunity to get in on the fun. 

    USI Librarians Mona Meyer and Phil Orr will be leading discussions of season three of Downton Abbey at noon February 12 and 19, in University Center East Room 206. Attendees are invited to bring their lunch.

  • Death in the USI family

    On December 26, Professor Eric von Fuhrmann died, two days short of his 79th birthday. Eric taught English and humanities at USI from 1965 until the end of fall semester 2012. His wife, Katherine, and his son, Kurt, mourn him. With students, Eric was an inspiring, irascible taskmaster, demanding that students appreciate the literature he so passionately loved and shared with them. With faculty and staff, Eric was an uncompromising idealist and generous mentor, hoping others would rise to his expectations and helping them do so. Although Eric specified no formal obituary or memorial service, friends and colleagues may contribute in his memory, through the USI Foundation, to Sigma Tau Delta, the English honorary of which Eric was founding and long-time sponsor. We will miss him.

  • STELLAR collecting holiday cards

    The STELLAR group (Students and Elderly Linking Around Relationships) is again collecting holiday cards for the residents of West River, Pine Haven, and the Evansville State Hospital. This year, 250 cards were collected!

    Between now and February 4, STELLAR will collect cards to be distributed to older adults during next year’s holiday season.

    Cards may be delivered to Dr. Kathy Elpers’ mailbox in the Social Work office in the basement of the Science and Education building, Dr. Katie Ehlman’s plastic doorbox on HP2116, or to Mary Scheller in the Health Services offices of the second floor of the Health Professions Center.

    Contact Tori Daugherty at vadaughert@eagles.usi.edu or 260/255-1009 with questions. 

  • Food Drive continues through Wednesday

    USI's Student Athletic Advisory Committee is collecting canned food at the Physical Activtites Center through Wednesday, December 19, as part of the AIDS Holiday Project.

    Anyone who brings a canned food to the women's basketball game on December 18 will receive their ticket at half price.

    Donations can be left in the box at the PAC counter.

  • USI Homecoming Alumni Party and Greek Alumni Reunion is February 9

    USI Homecoming is scheduled for Saturday, February 9, 2013. See below for more information about activities planned for the day:

    Basketball Games
    USI plays University of Wisconsin Parkside at the Physical Activities Center:
    Women at 1 p.m.
    Men at 3:15 p.m.

    Call 812/465-7165 (USI Athletics) to purchase tickets.

    Black Alumni Reception, 2-3 p.m.
    Black Alumni are invited to gather for a reception before the men's basketball game (location will be annouced). Complimentary refreshments sponsored by the Black Alumni Society.

    Alumni Party & Greek Alumni Reunion, 5:30-7 p.m.
    After the games, relax and refresh at the annual Homecoming Party in PAC Room 200 with complimentary food sponsored by Sodexho and live entertainment.

    Click here to register to attend Homecoming 2013!

    If you need disability-related accommodations in order to participate or for more information, contact Alumni and Volunteer Services at 812/464-1924 or email alumni@usi.edu.

  • Mark your calendar for the next USI Eagle Hour

    Alumni residing and working in the Evansville area, members of the Spring 2013 graduating class, and student alumni are invited to gather for an informal alumni networking reception from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, March 21, at the Reitz Home on South East First Street in Evansville.

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

    Register at https://securelb.imodules.com/s/1195/interior.aspx?sid=1195&gid=1&pgid=605&cid=1471.

    For more information, email alumni@usi.edu or call Alumni and Volunteer Services at 812/464-1924.

  • Tickets for annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Luncheon on sale

    Susan L. Taylor will be the keynote speaker for the annual University of Southern Indiana Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Luncheon at 11 a.m. Monday, January 23, in Carter Hall in the University Center.

    Tickets are now on sale to USI employees for $10 at the Multicultural Center in University Center East.

  • USI Varsity Club and Alumni Association Soup and Hot Dog Supper is January 19

    The USI Varsity Club and Alumni Association invite USI alumni, friends, and families to a complimentary supper after the USI basketball games from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Saturday, January 19, in Room 200 of the Physical Activities Center.

    Chili, vegetable soup, and hot dogs will be served following the USI vs. University of Indianapolis basketball games.

    The women's game begins at 1 p.m. followed by the men at 3:15 p.m.  For tickets, call Athletics at 812/465-7165 or visit the PAC ticket window on the day of the game. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children.

    If you need disability-related accommodations in order to participate or for more information, contact Alumni and Volunteer Services at 812/464-1924 or email alumni@usi.edu.

  • Free Shredding and Electronic Recycling Day scheduled for December 10 at USI

    Piranha Mobile Shredding and C & I Electronics will be on campus from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, December 10, at parking lot “N” (between the University Center and Liberal Arts Buildings) as part of their continuing community outreach efforts. This is an opportunity for faculty, staff, and students to dispose of personal files and to recycle acceptable electronic items for free.

    Piranha’s shredding service enables paper documents to be recycled into another paper product. 

    C & I Electronics recycles what they can, but also provide proper disposal of any hazardous materials contained in electronic equipment.

    Please do not drop items off early. There can be confidentiality issues with some paper documents and the possibility that wind could scatter paper across campus.

    Each company’s guidelines follow for what is acceptable and not acceptable:

    Piranha Mobile Shredding:

    Documents will not be shredded on site, but taken to Piranha’s West Franklin Street location and confidentially shredded.                                           

    Phonebooks, magazines, and newspapers are not acceptable.

    Each individual is asked not to bring more than 100 pounds (about three copy paper boxes) of documents per person.

    Paper clips, rubber bands, staples, and metal clips do not have to be removed.

    C & I Electronics:

    Examples of acceptable items are:  CRT monitors, LCD displays, computers, fax machines, copiers, laptops, cell phones, PDSs, cables, printed circuit boards, connectors, electrical equipment, IT equipment (including hubs, switches, servers, routers, racks, etc.), telecommunication equipment, laboratory test equipment, television production equipment, medical electronics, industrial electronics, audio/video equipment, speakers, VCRs, uninterruptable power supply equipment, televisions, microwave ovens, rechargeable batteries and scrap metal.

    Examples of non-acceptable items are: Fluorescent light bulbs, refrigerators, stoves, vacuum cleaners and dehumidifiers.

  • Retirement reception for Ginger Ramsden

    The Division of Outreach and Engagement will host a retirement reception for Ginger Ramsden, director of the Center for Education Services and Partnerships, from 3 to 5 p.m. on Wednesday, December 5 in Traditions Lounge in University Center East. USI employees are invited to attend and help celebrate Ramsden's 24 years of service to USI and the community through her initiatives with children, parents, and educators.

  • Friday Night in the Forum returns on November 30 and December 7

    USI's Friday Night in the Forum series will return with screenings of "Vincent Wants to Sea" on November 30 and "The Skin I Live In" on December 7.

    In “Vincent Wants to Sea”, a young man suffering from Tourette's syndrome absconds from an institution with two other inhabitants to travel to Italy to fulfill his mother's last wish.

    Starring Antonio Banderas, "The Skin I Live In" is the story of a brilliant plastic surgeon who, haunted by past tragedies, creates a type of synthetic skin that withstands any kind of damage. His guinea pig is a mysterious and volatile woman who holds the key to his obsession.

    Friday Night in the Forum is sponsored by the College of Liberal Arts and the Tri-State Cinema Society. Each film is shown at 7:30 p.m. in Forum I in the Wright Administration Building. Admission is free.

    For more information, contact Eric Braysmith, lecturer in Liberal Arts, at ebraysmi@usi.edu or 812/464-1740.

  • Death in the USI family

    Patricia Ann DeWeese, spouse of James DeWeese, lead maintenance mechanic in the Physical Plant, passed away Tuesday, November 20, 2012.

    She is survived by her husband of 32 years, James DeWeese; sons, Mark Johnston (Reesa), of Evansville and Jason Johnston, of Deland, Fla.; daughter, Jaymee Werner (Mike), of Fishers, Ind.; grandchildren, Averee and Brogan Werner, also of Fishers, Ind. 

    Services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, November 26, 2012, at Alexander North Chapel, officiated by Rev. Art Christmas with burial at Sunset Memorial Park Cemetery. Friends may visit Sunday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home and on Monday from 9 a.m. until service time.

    Memorial contributions may be made to the Arthritis Foundation, 700 N. Weinbach Ave, Evansville, IN 47711. Condolences may be made online at www.AlexanderNorthChapel.com.

    The full obituary can be found at  http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/courierpress/obituary.aspx?n=patricia-deweese&pid=161200635&fhid=10664#fbLoggedOut

  • Sodexo Thanksgiving hours available online

    Sodexo's Thanksgiving hours are available online at www.usifood.com/locations.html.

  • Linda Cleek selected as "Sparkplug" for Westside Improvement Association

    Linda Cleek, executive director of Continuing and Professional Education in USI"s Division of Outreach and Engagement, was selected as the "Sparkplug" for the Westside Improvement Association. 

    Cleek has served as secretary of the Westside Improvement Association for the past 10 years and is credited with establishing a system of archives to house historical information for the organization.

    A certificate was presented to Cleek at the annual United Neighborhoods of Evansville Sparkplug Banquet at Casino Aztar on October 25.

  • Red Mango hours of operation have changed

    As of Monday, November 26, the Red Mango will be open from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.

  • Conflicts of Interest

    Under the Indiana “conflicts of interest” law, University employees are required to file disclosure statements stating any financial interest which the individual may have in any University contract or purchase. The responsibility for filing disclosure statements rests on the person with the potential conflict of interest. Copies of the Conflicts of Interest: Compliance Disclosure Requirements and the disclosure statements are available in the office of the vice president for Finance and Administration, and may be downloaded from MyUSI under Indiana “conflicts of interest” law found in the Personal Announcements section.

    If you have questions concerning conflicts of interest and the statutory requirements, contact Mark Rozewski, vice president for Finance and Administration, at 812/464-1849.

  • Death in the USI family

    Robert J. Bequette, father of Steve Bequette, assistant director of Public Safety, passed away Sunday, November 11, 2012.

    Surviving Bob are his wife of 57 years, Joleen (Pattison) Bequette; a daughter, Margaret "Peg" (Thomas) Murphy, of Danville, Indiana.; two sons, Stephen (Sandy) Bequette, of Evansville and Matthew (Yumei) Bequette, of Rancho Cucamonga, California; one sister, Mildred Kelly, of Affton, Missouri; and a brother, Raymond Bequette, of Festus, Missouri. Also surviving are 12 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a brother, Norman Bequette.

    A Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, November 15, 2012, at Corpus Christi Catholic Church, Rev. Jim Blessinger officiating. Entombment will take place in Saint Joseph Mausoleum.

    Friends may visit with the family from 2 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Pierre Funeral Home, 2601 W. Franklin Street, where there will be a memorial service held at 4 p.m. Friends may also visit with the family from 10 a.m. until service time on Thursday at Corpus Christi.

    In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Corpus Christi Catholic Church, 5528 Hogue Road, Evansville, IN 47712, Mater Dei Music Department 1300 Harmony Way, Evansville, IN 47720, or to the Evansville Christian Life Center Soup Kitchen, 509 S. Kentucky Ave., Evansville, IN 47714.

    Condolences may be made online at www.pierrefuneralhome.com.

    The full obituary can be viewed at http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/courierpress/obituary.aspx?n=robert-bequette&pid=161035105.

  • Death in the USI family

    John Dion Longworth and Jennifer L. Busxton Longworth, son and daughter-in-law of Elaine Sgorcea, USI adjunct English professor, passed away November 10, 2012. They were residents of Indianapolis.

    Dion, 34, is survived by his father, John Longworth (Dotsie) of Indianapolis; mother L. Elaine Scorcea (Victor) of Spottsville, KY; grandmother Kathy Higgs of Evansville; 2 sisters, Emily Voss (David) of Indianapolis, and Brookley Longworth of Paducah, KY; step brothers, Bill Butz (Amber) and Roland (Vineeta) Scorcea; and step sisters, Julie Butz and Kaitlyn Ogden; nephews, Tylor Smith, Finn Palmer, Jett Palmer, and Dominic Voss; nieces, Lilly Voss and Chloe Butz.

    Jennifer, 36 is survived by her parents Don and Nancy Buxton of Greenwood; grandmother Regina Kutney of Cincinnati; two brothers; Jed Buxton (Diana) of Bargersville, and Andrew Joseph "Joe" Buxton (Laura) of Greenwood.

    Memorial Mass: St. Barnabas Catholic Church, 8300 Rahke Road, Indianapolis, Monday at 10 AM. Visitation: Sunday from 4-8 P.M. at Wilson St. Pierre Funeral Service & Crematory, Greenwood Chapel, 481 West Main Street, Greenwood. Parking will be available at the funeral home, and a school bus shuttle will be available from Greenwood Community High School to the funeral home all afternoon and evening.

    In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to either of these memorial fund for Dion and Jennifer: Johnson County Community Foundation Longworth Fund, P.O. Box 217, Franklin, IN 46131 or to the Dion and Jennifer Longworth Memorial Fund, Central Indiana Community Foundation, 615 N. Alabama Street #119, Indianapolis, IN 46204.

    You are invited to read their complete obituaries at http://www.wilsonstpierre.com where you may sign the guest book, share a memory, or order flowers for the family.

    Published in the The Indianapolis Star on November 16, 2012

  • Ceramics sale is Monday, December 3

    For those who missed out on Empty Bowls Evansville, thre is another opportunity to support Tri-State Food Bank and United Caring Shelters of Evansville.

    The one-day ceramics sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, December 3, in the University Center West lobby.

    There are approximately 100 bowls left to sell for Empty Bowls Evansville and USI ceramics students will have other ceramic items available for purchase.

  • Fall issue of engage now available online

    The fall issue of engage, the quarterly newsletter for the Division of Outreach and Engagement at the University of Southern Indiana, is now available online at www.usi.edu/engage.

    In this issue, you will read stories about the ROTC program, "Glory Days: A Bruce Springsteen Symposium," an ongoing research project in New Harmony, and much more. 

  • Lighting a Tradition

    The USI Student Alumni Association invites faculty, staff and their families to "Lighting A Tradition" at 7 p.m. Monday, November 19, near the University Center fountain.

    Caroling will be provided by Designed by Grace while the holiday lights are turned on. Other highlights of the event include pictures with Santa, an Ugliest Holiday Sweater competition, and a Best Reindeer Team contest.

    For more information contact Sherri Miller, assistant director of Alumni and Volunteer Services, at 812/465-1215 or samiller3@usi.edu.

  • Welcome new employees

    Ayana Blair
    Assistant Director of Development, Major Gifts and Planned Giving; Development

    Stephanie N. Russell
    Administrative Assistant; Development

  • Death in the USI family

    Adrien Joseph Mowery, USI student majoring in individual studies, passed away Tuesday, November 6, 2012.

    Adrien is survived by his father, Rex Mowery of Evansville, IN and Rex's devoted friend, Maria Venturini; his mother, Mary "Susan" Rebstock and step father, Nick Rebstock of Ocean Springs, MS; his sister, Sarah Appel and brother-in-law, Jeff Appel of Boonville, IN; step-sister, Michelle Rebstock; step-brother, Troy Rebstock; nieces, Makaelyn and Brooklyn Appel; grandmothers, Karen Norris and Helen Mowery; his best friends, Amy, Jeanie, Jasmine and Maggie; aunts and uncles, Karla and Mark Wade, Kim and Rick Byrne, Kelly Norris, Kevin and Susan Norris and Lisa Ruehl; and many cousins.

    Adrien is preceded in death by his grandfathers, James Norris and Norman Rex Mowery.

    Funeral services will be held at 1:00 PM on Monday, November 12, 2012 at Browning Funeral Home, 738 Diamond Ave., Evansville, IN 47711 with Adrien's uncle, Deacon Mark Wade, officiating. Burial will follow at Mount Calvary Cemetery in Vincennes, Indiana.

    Friends may visit from 12:00 PM until 6:00 PM, Sunday, November 11, 2012 at Browning Funeral Home and again from 12:00 Noon until service time on Monday.
    Memorial contributions may be made to Riley Children's Hospital, 30 South Meridian Street, Suite 200, Indianapolis, IN 46204-3509.

    Condolences may be made online at www.browningfuneral.com

    The full obituary can be found at:  http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/courierpress/obituary.aspx?n=adrien-mowery&pid=160945992&fhid=14467#fbLoggedOut

  • Employee Retirement Reception is Thursday

    Dennis Avery, Timothy Buecher, Phyllis Maddox, Ginger Ramsden, Dr. Leslie Roberts, and Martha Smith will be honored at the Employee Retirement Reception at 3 p.m. Thursday, November 15, in Carter Hall.

    Contact the Office of Special Events at 812/464-1930 with questions.

  • Veterans Day ceremony will be held on campus on Friday

    The USI Student Veterans Association, Reserve Officer's Training Corps (ROTC), and Veterans Support Services will present a Veteran's Day Remembrance ceremony at 11 a.m. Friday, November 9, by the flags at Centennial Court, located between the Wright Administration Building and the Health Professions Center.

    The ceremony will feature Keith Weisheit of Point Man International as guest speaker and presenting of the Flags by USI ROTC Cadets.   

    In case of inclement weather, the ceremony will be moved to Redwood Lounge.

    For more information, contact Stephen Rayner, Veterans Support Services associate, at 812/464-1857 or slrayner@usi.edu.

  • Visit London and Paris in 2013

    The USI Alumni Association is sponsoring a 2013 summer trip to London and Paris from June 27 to July 5. See Buckingham Palace, the Tower of London, Big Ben and St. Paul’s Cathedral. Enjoy a London theatre performance. Cross the channel on the high-speed Eurostar Train, where you will dine at the Eiffel Tower and cruise the River Seine at night. Finish your trip with a thrilling dinner and cabaret show at the Paradis Latin Cabaret.

     A trip information session will be held at 6 p.m. Monday, November 12, in Traditions Lounge in University Center East for persons interested in learning more about the trip.  Questions about the trip can be sent to alumni@usi.edu or call the Office of Alumni and Volunteer Services, 812/464-1928.  

  • Reminder to use new name: Ruth M. Kleymeyer Hall of Presidents

    The reading room on the fourth floor of Rice Library is named the Ruth M. Kleymeyer Hall of Presidents. When referring to the room, especially in writing, use the room’s proper name. The named can be shortened to the Kleymeyer Hall of Presidents. Mrs. Kleymeyer is a generous benefactor who earned her degree in library science and worked for the Evansville Public Library for many years.  Portraits of the University presidents hang in this reading room.

  • Fee waiver forms available for social media courses

    Several noncredit social media courses are being offered through USI’s Division of Outreach and Engagement. USI employees are eligible to take the courses at no charge with a fee waiver. Fee waiver forms are available through the Human Resources Department.

    Courses include Marketing with HootSuite, Making Business Connections with LinkedIn, Increasing Brand Interest by Using Pinterest, Build and Brand Your Business Using Social Media, Digital Productivity Tools, Intro to Blogging, and Social Media Business Policies and Implementation Workshop.

    For more information, or to register, contact the Division of Outreach and Engagement at 812/464-1989. Registrations can also be completed online at www.usi.edu/extserv/ssl/regform.asp

  • Schwartz's artwork accepted into "Digitized" exhibition

    Brandi Schwartz, marketing coordinator in the Division of Outreach and Engagement, has had two pieces of artwork accepted into the 9th annual “Digitized” juried exhibition. Pieces include Spectrum2, a digital illustration, and Daisy Patch, an altered photograph. The exhibition will open on Friday, November 2 and will run through December 31 in Bower-Suhrheinrich Foundation Gallery at the Arts Council of Southwestern Indiana.

  • Sodexo is hiring

    USI Sodexo Dining Services hiring. Part and full-time positions are available for non-students. See list of current openings here. Apply in person in room 003A of University Center West.

  • Death in the USI family

    Rickey Sumralls Sr., father of Danielle Artis, senior administrative assistant in the Development Office, died Wednesday, October 17, 2012.

    Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, October 27, at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, Centreville. Funeral will be held at noon Saturday, October 27, at the Hall. Interment at Holy Cross Cemetery, Fairview Heights. Serenity Memorial Chapel, Belleville.

    To view the full obituary, visit http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/belleville/obituary.aspx?n=rickey-sumralls&pid=160641493#storylink=cpy

  • USI will host blood drive Monday, October 29

    The American Red Cross will conduct a blood drive at USI on Monday, October 29. The drive, sponsored by Alpha Sigma Alpha Sorority and Sigma Tau Gamma Fraternity, will be held from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. in Carter Hall.

    To make an appointment, go to www.redcrossblood.org and enter Sponsor Code 024299. Walk-in appointments are also availalable.

  • Priority Registration for Spring 2013 is November 5-16*

    Teaching Faculty:  Please announce to your classes that Priority Registration will be November 5-16; encourage your students to register early. 

    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 5, and progresses according to the schedule shown on page four of the class schedule and at www.usi.edu/reg/early.asp.  Students register online via myUSI (my.usi.edu) according to the total of their earned plus currently enrolled hours, and are encouraged to register on their first day of eligibility.

    Look up spring classes online through myUSI, or pick up a copy of the printed schedule (available around campus).

    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 32 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 Evaluation (through myUSI) prior to registration to check their progress toward degree completion and verify acceptable course options.

    *Summer 2013 registration will begin December 1

    In order for the University to make improvements to summer school, the summer academic calendar (number and length of sessions) will change as of 2013. Publication of the summer 2013 class schedule will be delayed, therefore registration for summer 2013 will not be available during the November 5-16 Priority Registration period. The Summer 2013 class list is expected to be made viewable/searchable via myUSI by December 1; online registration for Summer 2013 is also expected to begin on December 1. 

  • Nominations for honorary degree due in December

    Faculty, staff, alumni, students, and individuals are welcome to nominate candidates for a University of Southern Indiana honorary degree. Guidelines and nomination forms are available online at  http://www.usi.edu/acaffrs/Honorary%20Degree/Guidelines.and.Nomination.pdf.

    An honorary degree from the University of Southern Indiana is the highest form of recognition granted by the institution. Individuals who have given distinguished and extraordinary service consistent with the mission of the University are eligible for consideration. That service may be to the University itself, and/or to local, statewide, national, or international communities. Individuals selected to receive an honorary degree should exemplify the highest ideals of integrity, service, and dedication to learning.

    Strong consideration is given to those who have:

    Advanced learning through teaching and/or scholarship
    Enhanced civic and cultural awareness
    Fostered service and partnership for the greater good of a community or communities
    Established a record of outstanding commitment to USI and the achievement of the University’s mission

    Honorary degrees are awarded during the spring Commencement. The deadline for nominations for the 2013 Commencement is Friday, December 14, 2012.

    Past recipients of honorary degrees can be found at http://www.usi.edu/university-relations/honors-and-awards/honorary-degree-recipients.

  • Children's Learning Center Fall Book Fair is October 15-19

    The USI Children's Learning Center is holding a book fair from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily through Friday, October 19, in the lobby of the Education Center.  

    The fair offers books for all children’s reading levels and some books for adults are also available for purchase. Proceeds will benefit the Children's Learning Center.

  • USI Dining Services wants your feedback

    USI Dining Services invites students, faculty, and staff to participate in the online Consumer Loyalty Survey. Complete the survey by October 31 to let Dining Services know what you like and would like to see changed about campus restaurants.

  • USI Giving Tree applications now available

    USI's Staff Council is once again sponsoring "The USI Giving Tree".  Do you know of a colleague or student that is having a difficult time this holiday season? If so, please let them know about "The USI Giving Tree" and ask them to fill out an application to see if they qualify.

    Applications are available through Friday, November 2. Complete the USI Giving Tree Online Application Form or stop by any of the following locations on campus: Children's Learning Center; Counseling Center; Dean of Students Office; Housing and Residence Life; Recreation, Fitness, and Wellness Center; and Religious Life. 

  • Welcome new employees

    Brandon M. Gardner
    Instructor in Art, Art Department

    Emily A. Rauscher
    Instructor in Communication Studies, Communications Department

    Nathaniel J. Sinnott
    Assistant Professor of Theatre, Performing Arts Department

    Amanda C. Story
    Assistant Director of Student Development Programs, Student Development Programs

    Leah R. Wannemuehler
    Custodial Worker, Custodial Services

    Francis (Frank) P. Ward, Jr.
    Program Director of Health Services, Health Services Program

  • USI's Goeppner will be among speakers at “Civil Rights and Public Accommodations” event

    Doug Goeppner, USI ADA coordinator in Human Resources, will be among the speakers at “Civil Rights and Public Accommodations” event at 9 a.m. Friday, October 12 at the Evansville Bar Association. The event, sponsored by the Indiana Civil Rights Commission (ICRC) and the Evansville Bar Association, is one in a series of seven state-wide seminars in the ICRC’s “2012 Statewide Continuing Legal Education Program”. Goeppner will lead an interactive presentation on design and construction under the ADA and other disability rights laws.

  • USI "Midnight Madness" set for October 14

    The University of Southern Indiana Student Government Association and the Red Zone are sponsoring “Midnight Madness” at 10 p.m. October 14 to mark the start of 2012-13 NCAA Division II men's and women's basketball seasons.
     
    Doors open at 9:45 p.m. with the USI dance and cheer teams taking the court to begin the festivities, followed by introductions of the men's and women's basketball teams.
     
    USI students will have a chance to take part in drawings and competitions for prizes. For more information, contact the SGA office at 812/464-1873. 

  • Join the first USI Collegiate Girl Scout Troop

    See what it's all about at a Meet and Greet at 4 p.m. Wednesday, October 17, in the Student Life Lounge (lower level of University Center East).

  • 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 2012 annual security and fire safety compliance document is available on the Office of Public Safety website at http://www.usi.edu/security/PDF/ASFSR.pdf.  If you would like to receive a hard copy of the Annual Security and Fire Safety Report which contains this information, call 812/464-1845 or visit the Office of Public Safety.

  • USI recognized at Indiana Emergency Response Conference

    USI was recognized with an award at the 2012 Indiana Emergency Response Conference on September 14 in Indianapolis for improvements made in the area of emergency response. Specifically, the award is for the organization of, and USI’s participation in, the Disaster Preparedness Tabletop that was conducted in April 2011.  The Disaster Preparedness Tabletop was held at USI in conjunction with the following agencies: Evansville Police Department, Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Department, Perry Township Fire Department, Evansville Fire Department, Evansville Hazmat Team, Deaconess Hospital, Red Cross, Local Emergency Planning Committee, Emergency Management Agency, Emergency Medical Services, Health Department, Central Dispatch and the University of Evansville.

    Bryan Morrison, manager of Environmental Health and Safety, accepted the award on USI's behalf.

  • October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

    The Counseling Center hopes to increase domestic violence awareness and encourage students who are survivors of emotional, verbal, physical, and/or sexual abuse to use Counseling Center services.

    A Purple Ribbon Campaign will be cconducted during the month of October in order to increase domestic violence awareness in the USI community. The purple ribbon symbolizes support for those who have survived domestic violence and the hope to end all forms of violence.

    Purple ribbons are available at the Counseling Center, Multicultural Center, International Programs and Services Office, Recreation, Fitness and Wellness Center, and Housing and Residence Life.

    Contact Dr. Amy Cavanaugh, staff psychologist, at 812/464-1867 or acavanaugh@usi.edu for more information or to have purple ribbons delivered to your office or department.

  • Visit USI booths at the Westside Nut Club Fall Festival this week

    Support USI by visiting the Alpha Sigma Alpha, Phi Delta Theta, Lambda Chi Alpha, Delta Zeta, Tau Kappa Epsilon, Kappa Alpha, USI Varsity Club, and USI Art Club booths through Saturday, October 6 at the 91st annual Westside Nut Club Fall Festival on Franklin Street in Evansville.

    View the 2012 Muchie Map!

  • Retirement Planning Day scheduled for October 1

    Human Resources will host a Retirement Planning Day for employees on Tuesday, October 1.  Carl Bright, PERF representative; Donna Evinger, director of Human Resources; and Brandy Smith, benefits manager, will share information from the Social Security Administration and discuss USI’s retirement program and benefits.  Sessions will be held in the Human Resources training room (FA 164) as follows:

    Morning Session

    9 – 10 a.m.  PERF
    10 – 11 a.m.  Social Security Information
    11 – 11:30 a.m.  USI Retirement Planning and Benefits

    Afternoon Session

    1 – 2 p.m.  PERF
    2 – 3 p.m.   Social Security Information
    3 – 3:30 p.m.  USI Retirement Planning and Benefits

    Call 812/464-1781 to register for either the morning or afternoon group sessions.

  • Happy Birthday Archie

    The USI Student Alumni Association will host the first-ever birthday party for Archibald Eagle, the University mascot, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, October 16, in the amphitheatre outside the University Center. USI students, faculty, staff, and friends are invited to attend the celebration. Cake will be served. If you would like to bring a gift, please bring a canned food item for Archie’s Closet.

  • Bowl-O-Rama set for Friday

    The Bowl-O-Rama for USI faculty and staff will be held from noon to 6 p.m. Friday, September 28, in the Ceramics Center on campus.

    Employees are encouraged to help make bowls for the upcoming Empty Bowls Evansville event. Participants will be taught how to make bowls on the potter’s wheel, so no experience is necessary.

    Wear “play clothes” and avoid wearing open toe shoes. Smocks and towels will be available. 

    Bowls will be trimmed and finished by USI ceramics students and sold at Empty Bowls Evansville, which will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, November 10, in the Adams Gallery in the Arts District (56-58 Adams Avenue).

    Bowls will be filled with soup and sold for $10 each. All bowls are hand-made and food, microwave, and dishwasher safe. Proceeds will go to Tri-State Food Bank and United Caring Shelters of Evansville.

    Contact Alisa Holen, assistant professor of art, for more information at 812/464-1917 or visit  www.alpottergirl.com.

  • Fall lecture is free and open to the public

    USI is hosting a free lecture at 7:30 p.m., September 25, in Carter Hall. The fall lecture will feature Iranian-born author Firoozeh Dumas speaking on the Marjane Satrapi memoir Persepolis, about growing up in Iran during the Islamic Revolution.

    An author, speaker, and entertainer, Dumas was born in Iran and grew up in Southern California. She is the author of the 2001 best-selling memoir, Funny in Farsi. She regularly speaks at conferences on subjects like immigration, family, and identity, all with a touch of her thought-provoking humor.

    Persepolis was part of the University's “Bonding Through Books” program and is used in several classes on campus.

    USI students, faculty and staff, and the local community are invited to the free lecture. A question and answer session will follow. Dumas will host a book signing following the lecture and her books will be available at the USI Bookstore.

    The lecture is sponsored by the USI Foundation, Student Development Programs, and the University Core Curriculum. For more information, contact Student Development Programs at 812/465-7167 or getinvolved@usi.edu.

  • Childhood Cancer Awareness Day scheduled for Sunday, September 23

    The University of Southern Indiana men's soccer team wraps up its four-game homestand this weekend by hosting the University of Wisconsin-Parkside and Lewis University at Strassweg Field.  The match Friday versus UW-Parkside is scheduled for 5 p.m., while Sunday's kick off against Lewis is set for noon.
     
    The USI-Lewis game on Sunday is Childhood Cancer Awareness Day at Strassweg Field. The Screaming Eagles will be wearing special gold jerseys to promote awareness of this disease that affect so many children. September is Pediatric Cancer Awareness Month nationwide.

  • Faculty workshop on course design

    The Center for Academic Creativity is sponsoring a faculty workshop on course design from noon to 1:30 p.m. on Friday, September 21, in Room 2217 of University Center East. The workshop will assist faculty who are teaching a course for the first time or for those who want to revitalize or revise a class. “The workshop participants will explore the essential components of effective course design and engage in the process of creating significant learning experiences,” said Chris Garrett, the director of the center. Space is limited to 50 participants. Lunch will be provided to faculty who RSVP by 5 p.m. on Monday, September 17. RSVP to cegarrett@usi.edu.

  • USI employee among alumni honored by Courier & Press

    Seven USI graduates, including one current administrator, are featured in Evansville Business Journal's 2012 "20 Under 40," an annual list of emerging leaders. Each year, 20 young professionals under 40 years of age are chosen to be featured on the cover of EBJ and in an advertisement in its parent publication, the Evansville Courier & Press.The USI alumni featured in EBJ's 2012 "20 under 40" are:

    Jami Allen '01, accounting

    Alvin Basham '00, business administration

    Shawn Collins '04, art

    Kyle Dodd '05, marketing

    Matt Folz '96, accounting

    Kacheyta McClellan '10, management;  assistant director, USI Multicultural Center

    Luke Yaeger M '07, business administration

    Individuals are selected for the list based on professional accomplishments, community involvement and leadership potential. These seven join USI alumni who were honored in 2010 and 2011.

  • Administrator’s Toolkit: Crisis Prevention

    Administrator’s Toolkit: Crisis Prevention will be presented by Tom Longwell, director of counseling, at 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday, September 18 in UC 2207.

    The event is open to all employees and is sponsored by USI's Administrative Senate. Contact Ray Simmons, sports information director, at rsimmons@usi.edu or 812/465-1622 with questions.

  • University Division open house

    The University community is invited to attend University Division’s open house from 2 to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, September 12, on the first floor of the Education Center (ED 1102). 

    The event is an opportunity to learn more about the services and programs offered  to students within Academic Skills, Student Support Services, and University Division.

    Light refreshments will be served. 

    Contact Michael "Brody" Broshears with questions at mbroshears@usi.edu or 812/465-1606.

  • View the line-up for Cinema USI

    The Activities Programming Board and Student Development Programs are once again sponsoring Cinema USI in Forum 1 on Thursday and Saturday evenings in the fall. All showings are free and open to USI students, faculty, and staff and their families. Schedule is listed below and available online.

    “Expendables 2”
    November 8, 9 p.m.
    November 10, 6 and 9 p.m.

  • Voter registration offered on campus

    A voter registration drive will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the next three Tuesdays- September 11, 18, and 25- between University Center East and University Center West.   

    Voter registration will be conducted by the Political Science Society, the Sociology Anthropology and Criminal Justice Club, the Pre-Law Club, College Democrats, College Republicans, and the Black Student Union.

    Contact USI's Service Learning Program at 812/465-1203 with questions. 

  • Learn about the Royal Roads University International Undergraduate Case Competition

    The USI College of Business has been invited to compete for the sixth time in the 11th Annual Royal Roads University International Undergraduate Case Competition in Victoria, British Columbia, on April 4-6, 2013.  The competition strives to bridge the gap between corporate and academic worlds by providing students the opportunity to receive feedback and network with professionals. Social events held during the competition encourage competitors to network with corporate sponsors, potential employers and students from across the globe. Team travel expenses are sponsored by the USI College of Business.

    USI looks to build on strong past performances with this year’s team. If you are a business student looking for a new challenge, something to set you apart, or the chance to apply your business knowledge in a cross-functional team, this could be a great opportunity for you. An informational meeting will be held at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, September 18 in BE 2005. Interested business students should contact Dr. Laci Rogers at lmrogers@eagles.usi.edu or Jamie Seitz at jlseitz@eagles.usi.edu.

  • Join USI's Race for the Cure team

    The Evansville Tri-State Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure® is Saturday, September 22 in downtown Evansville. Register to join USI's team today.

    The deadline to register online is 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, September 12. Register online at www.komenevansville.org.  Click on Join an Existing Team, search for the University of Southern Indiana, and click on it.

    Call 812/464-1807 with questions.

  • Food drive competition September 17-28

    USI's Staff Council will host a food drive competition September 17-28. Each department is encouraged to collect items to stock Archie's food closet for the winter. More details here.

  • Children's Learning Center has limited openings for half-day preschool this fall

    USI's half-day preschool program at the Children's Learning Center has limited openings for the 2012-2013 school year. The program serves children ages three to five on a part-time basis from 8:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday or Tuesday and Thursday from late August to mid-May.

    The center offers a child-directed curriculum that focuses on the needs and interests of each individual child. The center is nationally accredited through the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and is a level 4 center on Indiana's Paths to Quality child care rating system.

    For more information, contact Amanda Wheaton-Collins, Children's Learning Center manager, at 812/464-1869.

  • Save Your Gas tour in Central Indiana

    Admission officers from the University of Southern Indiana are sponsoring a “Save Your Gas tour” for high school students and their parents in Central Indiana. The three-day September tour will offer student information nights in Greenwood, Indianapolis, and Fishers.

    Students and parents who are interested in more information about applying and enrolling at the University of Southern Indiana can attend these free sessions on scholarships, academic programs at USI, housing options, and campus life. 

    The programs are offered from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the following locations:

    Tuesday, September 11 at Valle Vista Golf Club in Greenwood

    Tuesday, September 18 at Hilton Garden Inn in Indianapolis

    Tuesday, September 25 at Fishers Banquet Center in Fishers

    Reservations can be made online at www.usi.edu/admissn or by calling 800/467-1965. 

  • Fall Assessment Day is September 11

    Fall Assessment Day is Tuesday, September 11 at the University of Southern Indiana.  No classes will be held that day so students may fulfill their obligation to participate in testing. Students who do not participate in testing when asked will lose priority registration privileges for spring 2013, summer 2013, and fall 2013 classes. Freshmen and seniors who are required to participate, but who do not take the ETS-Proficiency Profile test on Assessment Day, will not be able to register for classes until Open Registration for that semester.  Refer student with questions about Assessment Day to the OPRA web site, www.usi.edu/opra/assessment/assessment-student.aspx, or call 812/465-7000.  

  • Reception and Facebook page for USI nontraditional students

    USI's Division of Outreach and Engagement will host a reception for USI nontraditional students from 4:30 to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, September 5 in Traditions Lounge in University Center East. A light meal will be provided. All USI nontraditional students (age 25 or older) are invited to attend.

    Nontraditional students can connect with other USI adult learners on Facebook at www.facebook.com/usinontraditional. The page keeps students updated on upcoming events, scholarship opportunities, and other news of interest.

    For more information, contact the Division of Outreach and Engagement at 812/464-1989 or outreach@usi.edu.


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