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  • Don't miss the chance to travel to Peru


    Michael Aakhus, dean of the College of Liberal Arts and expert faculty representative, will be leading the trip.

    Fantastic archeological treasures set amidst the soaring Andean peaks — this can only be Peru. Travel to Machu Picchu aboard the famed Vistadome train. Spend a night at the base of this “Lost City of the Incas” in a luxury hotel and enjoy an exclusive culinary demonstration. Explore Andean art forms and the local way of life from ancient times through present day during your stay in the Sacred Valley. Immerse yourself in Cuzco, a city that blends Inca and Spanish colonial influences. Discover the exquisite Peruvian cuisine that combines diverse native ingredients and indigenous dishes with international culinary influences. Discover Lima’s colonial heritage and see why the “City of Kings” is a UNESCO World Heritage site.

    Call Ken Meyer or Tracy Wilson at LifeStyle Tours, 812/682-4477, with your travel questions. You may also contact Janet Johnson at USI at 812/464-1928 or

    Proceeds from alumni travel funds scholarships for USI students.

  • Liberal Arts Faculty Colloquia series - Dr. Mokhtar Al-Zuraiki Dec. 5

    MokhtarNext Friday, December 5, Dr. Mokhtar Al-Zuraiki, Assistant Professor of Intensive English, will be presenting his research titled “Dancing on the heads of snakes: The linguistic and political life of a metaphor in Yemeni political discourse.” 

    The colloquium will be held in Kleymeyer Hall from 3 pm to 4:15 pm

    Light refreshments will be served at the colloquium. Please come and join us, and please encourage your students to come! 

    Dr. Mokhtar Al-Zuraiki
    Contract Assistant Professor of Intensive English
    Intensive English Program

    Within the context of Cognitive Linguistics, Oakley and Coulson (2008) argue that integrating linguistic, cultural, and situational knowledge is essential for understanding political metaphor. Drawing on Oakley and Coulson, this paper accounts for the linguistic extensions that the metaphor “dancing on the heads of snakes” witnessed as it was used by Yemeni politicians and journalists to defend and condemn political actions and policies. It explains how “dancing” changed to “sitting,” “standing,” “walking,” and “writing,” and how “snakes” shifted to “pigs,” “viruses” and “heads.” These re-mappings of the metaphor support approaches that integrate cognitive linguistic theory into analyzing metaphor in ongoing discourse.  


  • USI Employment Opportunities - updates Nov. 15 - 21


    Assistant Professor of Mass Communication, Department of Communications, College of Liberal Arts - F14053F1

    Assistant Professor of Management, Romain College of Business - F14054F1 

    Strategic Management/Entrepreneurship


    Family Nurse Practitioner, College of Nursing and Health Professions - A14046A1

    Director of Assessment and Early Field Experience, Pott College of Science, Engineering, and Education - A14047A1

    Assistant Coordinator, Disability Resources, University Division - A14048A1

    To review and apply to current positions, visit the Human Resources employment website:

  • Holiday luncheon for employees - December 9

    Holiday Lunch

  • USI Memorabilia Collection

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

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

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

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

  • USI Tech Store holiday sale

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    Stop in and see all the great savings on Apple®, Dell, Skullcandy, and Beats by Dre! 
    We have all the newest models in-stock and ready for purchase today, and don’t forget  about the *PAYROLL DEDUCTION!    

    Save as much as $500 on previous generation models!!


    Save with discounts on everything from complete custom built desktops, laptops and tablets from the most trusted brands in education. 

    • Free basic tech support with every computer purchase.
    • Free 1-on-1 training sessions for updates, and apps.
    • Questions about using new tech in the classroom? We can help with that too!    

    Tech Store*A finance free option for all benefits eligible, full-time employees. Let us help you become the holiday hero today!!!    

    Located inside the USI Campus Store
    U.C. West   
    Questions or comments? Contact us at or call 812.464.1978

  • Silent Auction to Support REDI - December 4


  • USI Giving Tree - Pick up an ornament and help a family in need

    Giving Tree

  • 45th Annual Madrigal Feaste 12/4 - 12/7 - Tickets on sale now

    Tickets are on sale today!

    Purchase online at

    See the sights and sounds of our most glorious tradition.


  • Remind students to turn in textbook rentals by Dec. 19


  • Disclosure of conflicts of interest for 2015

    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.

  • Looking for stories for USI Today
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    As the editor for USI Today, I am reaching out for stories about USI staff and faculty for USI Today articles.

    Here are a few of the topics to consider, and of course I am open to new suggestions as well:

    New and creative approaches to teaching

    Contributions to the community, both the USI community and beyond

    Service-learning projects

    Suggest someone for a Getting to Know You article

    Interesting finds in faculty research

    Evolution of a department or program

    While I will take each suggestion under consideration, space is limited so not every idea will develop into a story. I thank you in advance for suggestions and feedback.

  • Library Services is celebrating 45 years as a selective federal depository library

    The David L. Rice Library is celebrating its 45th year as a selective federal depository library. In 1969, the Congressional Representative of the 8th district of Indiana, Roger Zion, designated Library Services at (then) Indiana State University, Evansville, with this responsibility. Find out what this means for you today.

  • Submit news for Faculty/Staff Achievements page

    News and Information Services has recently added a Faculty/Staff Achievements page to recognize employees for their accomplishments and successes. Submit news to John Farless at

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