University of Southern Indiana

Newsletter Fall 2021

Issue 02 Fall 2021

Dean's Remarks

Ornaments on a treeDear Colleagues, Students, Alumni and Friends of the Romain College of Business,

It has been said that change is all around us. The Greek philosopher Heraclitus stated, “The only constant in life is change.” Benjamin Franklin is credited with saying, “When you are finished changing, you are finished.” We certainly see change around us as we move from autumn to winter. The weather is turning colder and the leaves on the trees have fallen to the ground.

We have recently experienced many instances of change within the Romain College of Business. (Continue reading.)

Frederick holding magazineIMA Life. Endless Possibilities.

“I thought it would be so cool to be in a magazine,” Alicia Frederick M'21 said of her article published in Strategic Finance Magazine.

Fair Trade Organization Thrives with New Online Shop Built by CIS Instructor

Bridges of Hope sales of unique items from around the world had been predominantly in store. They were kicking around the idea of an online store when the pandemic accelerated their need for one.

2021 Distinguished Economist

Dr. Cathy Carey, Professor of Economics, has been chosen as the Kentucky Economics Association Distinguished Economist for 2021.

Ryan with droneAg Class Inspires Students and Sparks Idea for Side Gig

Students in Ryan Loehrlein's Business Technology with Advanced Agricultural Applications course got a glimpse into the power of using drones to optimize business decisions in agricultural operations. One student used his education to pass the FAA Exam and start his own side gig, Evansville Aerial.

Sauls at Home DepotFrom Part-Time Gig to Summer Internship to Job Offer

John Sauls '21, business administration, credits the skills he learned in his business communication classes for giving him an edge in the competitive internship interview process at Home Depot.

Carroll headshotCarroll '88 recognized as 2021 USI Distinguished Accountant

Carroll was also honored at USI’s Founder’s Day Celebration where he received the 2021 USI Alumni Service Award.  

Four headshotsAccounting Circle Welcomes New Young Professionals

Welcome to the new members of the USI Accounting Circle's Young Professionals: Clayton Allen '13; Brandon Medcalf '17; Amy Mings '08 M'22; and Drew Turpin.

ParkerAccounting and Economics Major Recipient of PCAOB Scholarship

Congratulations to Parker Collignon '22, recipient of the $10,000 Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) Scholarship.

WEW bannerWomen's Entrepreneurship Week

Recapping the activities held during USI's first Women's Entrepreneurship Week.

MarathonFrom World-Class Education to Marathon Start Line

Hear from Josh McWilliams, Instructor in CIS, whose technical expertise ensured the New York Road Runners was able to put on the 50th edition of the TCS New York City Marathon.

CS studentsCIS and CS Programs Invited to Junior Achievement's JobSpark Event

Students learned about past projects including game development and web presences for small businesses and non-profits, as well as embedded development on microcontrollers. It made the whole program tangible to prospective students.

AMA LogoUSI Marketing Club is American Marketing Association Collegiate Chapter

"Students who join our AMA Collegiate Chapter will be joining a world-class professional organization," says Dr. Chad Milewicz, Chair of Economics and Marketing, Associate Professor of Marketing. "This is a chance for students to expand their network, gain relevant experience outside the classroom, and learn much more about the exciting and rewarding career opportunities in marketing.”

SHRM LogoSHRM Academic Alignment

We are pleased to announce our HR Concentration in the Management major now aligns with the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).

Instructor in classFaculty Engagement and Achievements

Recognizing faculty who have had publications, presentations, community engagements and awards in 2021.

Mara '22Giving

"The University of Southern Indiana’s Business and Engineering Center is one of the most beautiful buildings on campus – not because of its physical appearance but due to what happens on the inside." 

Hear more from Mara Caldieraro '22 how your gift impacts business students so they can pursue their dreams. 

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