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  • Benefit information to remember for January 1, 2017

    * Anthem Blue View Vision coverage ends 12/31/2016

    * Vision Service Plan (VSP) coverage begins 1/1/2017

              * There is no insurance card for VSP insurance

              *To use VSP, simply tell your in-network provider you have VSP and they will determine eligibility online using the employee’s name and Social Security Number.

    * You will receive new cards for Anthem Core and Lumenos medical plans

    * Live Health Online will be available for a $15 co-pay on Anthem Core Plan and a reduced office visit fee on the Lumenos Plan

              * Sign-up at

              * Live Health Online is the only in-network vendor for this service and there is no out-of-network coverage

    * Anthem is replacing the Healthy Lifestyles Program with Web MD Online Wellness Toolkit

              *Lumenos Members- please make sure to complete any programs you are working on in order to earn points in Healthy Lifestyles before 12/31/2016

              * You will not need to re-register for the new program, just log into your current Anthem Account and click on Wellness

              * More detailed information will be provided when available from Anthem

  • Feathered star quilt used on holiday card on display in the library

    The Feathered Star quilt featured on this year's USI holiday card will be on display through mid-February on the first floor of Rice Library. The quilt was donated to the University Art Collection by Judy Morton '73 and her husband, Thomas. 

    Block style quilt
    Machine pieced and set
    Hand quilted stitch on cotton fabric with low loft polyester batting
    104” long x 97” wide
    Lydia Stoll
    Cannelburg, Indiana

    The star is a common theme among quilters from all cultures and it takes on many variations as it is paired with other patterns.  The feathered star pattern is considered one of the most difficult to execute. 

    The pattern in Feathered Star manipulates the Ohio 8-Point Star pattern to resemble a snowflake by breaking the larger triangles components into smaller triangles.

  • 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. 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 15, 2016 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

    Future Campus Visits

    May 4, 2017

    December 14, 2017

    Digital mammography works in the same way as traditional mammograms but instead of capturing images on x-ray film, which has to be developed, images are captured digitally and immediately sent to a computer monitor.  This allows our radiologist to manipulate the image’s brightness, contrast and magnification to help detect any cancer that may be present.  Patient accesses to this technology, through the availability of a mobile unit, will allow us to provide the best technology available to women who may not otherwise have access to this technology.

    St. Mary’s Breast Center also offers the advantage of having a dedicated Breast Radiologist, Dr. Charles Lackey, on site at all times.  Dr. Lackey is a Board-Certified Breast Radiologist, who is extensively trained in breast health, completed a breast fellowship at Washington University, St. Louis, and continues to study breast imaging extensively.  Dr. Lackey will carefully examine all the images obtained and a letter will be mailed with the results on the next business day.

    You do not need a physician’s order. Women with implants can have a digital mammogram.  Mammograms are normally covered under all insurance plans and your insurance carrier will be billed for these services.  It is always a good idea to check with your insurance company first before scheduling.  Anthem will cover screening  mammograms for USI employees and their spouses.  The time span in-between annual screenings does not have to be exactly one year plus a day from the date of your last screening.  However, you are only allowed one mammogram screening under your wellness benefit per calendar year.

  • USI Women's Choir Concert

    Come join us for the USI Women’s Choir Concert Sunday, December 11 at 3:00 pm at Old North United Methodist Church.
    Works by John Rutter, Craig Hella Johnson and many more!
    Free and open to the public

    For additional information contact Dan Craig at

  • TouchNet Clarification

    A recent email was sent to students, faculty and staff about the University’s new TouchNet student billing, payment and eRefund portal.

    There has been some confusion about who the portal is intended to serve. TouchNet is for current students. Faculty and staff received the email only as information in case students asked about the new portal. Faculty and staff, who are not current students, will not see the icon in their myUSI.              

    Additional information about TouchNet can be found at

    If you still have questions please contact the Bursar’s Office at

  • Elevate spirit with a 1/4 zip long sleeve pullover for only $25

    As part of Elevating Spirit@USI, the USI Campus Store is offering a quarter-zip long sleeve pullover with the USI Athletic logo at 30 percent off. Show your University spirit in style! Watch for new Elevating Spirit@USI items from the USI Campus Store in coming months.

  • Foundation gift-in-kind reporting form due by end of December

    If your department has received a gift-in-kind this year, a form must be processed by the end of December so the donor's gift can be properly recognized and claimed as a 2016 tax deduction. Gifts-in-kind, or charitable gifts of non-cash property, includes 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 Foundation's gift-in-kind reporting form, may be found among the employee forms on the USI website, Call the Foundation office at 812/461-5471 if you have any questions.

  • Looking for interesting hobbies

    USI Today wants to know:

    Do you have an interesting hobby outside of work? Maybe you play in a local band on the weekends, create elaborate Lego models or have won blue ribbons for your delicious pies. I want to know. What are your hobbies?

    Send to: Angie O'Nan at

  • Student Motivation - How Learning Works Workshop

    Student Motivation - How Learning Works Workshop

    Friday, December 9, 11am-12:30pm, Room TBD

    We will explore what factors impact students’ motivation for learning and discuss research-based strategies to address issues around this topic.  In the How Learning Works workshop series, participants will discuss a different learning principle each month. We will be using the following book as a guide and reference:  Ambrose, S.A. et al. (2010). How Learning Works: Seven Research-based Principles for Smart Teaching. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass. ISBN 978-0-470-48410-4.

    For more information contact Amy Chan Hilton at or 812-461-5476.

  • Interdisciplinary FLC

    Tuesday, December 13, 12-1:15 pm, UC 2205

    The monthly Faculty Learning Community (FLC) meetings are aimed at: opening the conversation between faculty interested in interdisciplinary approaches in both research and teaching; initiating a long term faculty learning community on Interdisciplinarity; and creating a working framework for developing and assessing interdisciplinary pedagogy and research at USI.

    For additional information, please contact Dr. Oana Popescu-Sandu at or Dr. Beth Bonham at

  • New employment opportunities at USI from November 9 - December 9

    Faculty/Adjunct Faculty

    Adjunct Instructor in Art

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

    Assistant/Associate Professor of Communications, College of Liberal Arts

    Assistant Professor of Psychology, College of Liberal Arts

    Instructor in Mathematics, Pott College of Science, Engineering, and Education

    Assistant Professor of English (Creative Writing), College of Liberal Arts

    Assistant Professor of English (African-American Literature), College of Liberal Arts

    Assistant/Associate Professor of Health Services and Health Services Program Chair, College of Nursing and Health Professions


    Academic Advisor, College of Nursing and Health Professions

    Program Coordinator, Technology Commercialization/Outreach and Engagement

    Assistant Director of University Budgets, Finance and Administration

    Budget Analyst, Finance and Administration

    Human Resources Business Partner, Human Resources

    Staff Accountant (Special Funds), Business Office


    Senior Recreation Assistant - Recreation, Fitness, & Wellness Center

    Accounting Associate, Foundation Accounting

    Senior Administrative Assistant, Theatre Management


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

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

    Public Safety Officer or Public Safety Sergeant, Public Safety

  • Free public film screening of Einsenstein in Guanajuato (2015) (Netherlands)

    From Eric Braysmith’s free public film series

    7:30 p.m.

    Friday, December 9

    Wright Administration, Forum I

    Einsenstein in Guanajuato (2015) (Netherlands)

    Movie description: Rejected by Hollywood and facing pressure to return to Stalinist Russia, filmmaker Sergei Eisenstein travels to Mexico to shoot a new film. Chaperoned by his guide Palomino, he experiences the ties between Eros and Thanatos, happy to create their effects in cinema, troubled to suffer them in life.

    Starring: Elmer Bäck, Luis Alberti, Maya Zapata

    Director: Peter Greenaway

  • Free public film screening of Elvis and Nixon (2016)

    From Eric Braysmith’s free public film series

    11 a.m. and 6 p.m.

    Tuesday, December 6

    Wright Administration, Forum I

    Elvis and Nixon (2016)

    Movie description: The untold true story behind the meeting between Elvis Presley, the King of Rock 'n Roll, and President Richard Nixon, resulting in this revealing, yet humorous moment immortalized in the most requested photograph in the National Archives.

    Starring: Michael Shannon, Kevin Spacey, Alex Pettyfer

    Director: Liza Johnson

  • Free public film screening of Wild Tales (2014) (Spain)

    From Eric Braysmith’s free public film series

    7:30 p.m.

    Friday, December 2

    Wright Administration, Forum I

    Wild Tales (2014) (Spain)

    Movie description: Six short stories that explore the extremities of human behavior involving people in distress.

    Starring: Darío Grandinetti, María Marull, Mónica Villa

    Director: Damián Szifron

  • Faculty Website Drop-in Workshop
    Wednesday, December 7 at 1:30pm in LA 1008 

    Join your colleagues in this workshop to create or add to your USI faculty website. Take advantage of this dedicated time to develop an online presence of highlighting your professional work. Experienced users will be available to help you navigate through Umbraco to build your website. All experience levels are welcomed!

    Why Attend?

    * Increase the online visibility of your professional accomplishments and interests.

    * Develop ways to communicate your work.

    * Connect with USI colleagues.

    Our goal is 120 faculty members will add content to their websites by the end of the year. Will you help to meet this goal?

    The Details

    Drop-in anytime during the workshops. Attend as many sessions as you would like throughout the semester.

    Note: Please have an electronic copy of your CV available during the workshop (such as bringing on a USB stick or have accessible online). This workshop will be held in a computer lab. Feel free to bring your laptop if you prefer.

    For more information contact Amy Chan Hilton at or 812-461-5476.

  • Faculty publications

    Do you have a book or article that was recently published? If so, send me the title, authors, a summary of the topic and a link to where it may be purchased or viewed. I would like to share these with our internal audience through USI Today.

    Angie O'Nan
    USI Today editor

  • Giving Tree: Help out your USI family this holiday season


    What is the Giving Tree? It is an outreach program that provides gifts to faculty, staff and students with children in the USI community.

    Ornaments have been delivered for 16 USI families that includes children ranging from newborn to 18 years old.  Also, there are ornaments for food items to assist USI’s International students who stay on campus during the winter break.

    Please stop by any of the following locations below to select an ornament or two and help support our 16 USI families.  

    Admissions office, College of Nursing & Health Professions, Foundation, Liberal Arts (3rd Floor), Library (Reference area), Outreach & Engagement, Pott College (Dean’s office) and Romain College of Business office.

    For more information contact Nita Musich at or 812-465-1634.

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