University of Southern Indiana

Spring 2013 Magazine

Spring 2013 Magazine

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Thumb-Elevate Campaign USI: Elevating Excellence

On April 4, the University of Southern Indiana launched the pubic phase of a $50 million capital campaign to elevate the University to new levels of excellence.

Visit the campaign website to learn more about supporting the campaign (more »)

Thumb-Central USI College Achievement Program

USI’s College Achievement Program (CAP) provides college credits for high school juniors and seniors, giving them an edge through expanded opportunities for involvement and promoting on-time graduation. 

Watch a video with details about the College Achievement Program at USI (more »)

Thumb-bowls Empty Bowls

A USI event organized by Alisa “Al” Holen, assistant professor of art, brought faculty, staff, students, and other volunteers together to create more than 500 ceramic bowls for charity. 

Watch a slideshow about the event and its impact on the community.


Thumb-Grad Spring Commencement

For the second consecutive year, spring Commencement will be held on campus, after 21 years of off-campus ceremonies. The return to campus in 2012 was a big hit with students, faculty, and families. 

Find out more about this year’s ceremonies on the Commencement website (more »)

Thumb-Rocks Moon Rocks

This USI geology and physics students along with local elementary students had a rare opportunity to work with samples of lunar rocks gathered during Apollo missions. The samples, on loan from NASA, came from Apollo missions 12, 14, 15, 16, and 17.


Thumb-Clarkson Ben Clarkson: Fine art meets technology

Armed with a bachelor’s degree in fine arts from USI, Ben Clarkson ’09 is helping to launch a line of functional fine art pieces that range from high-tech art clocks to custom-built Bluetooth audio receivers, amplifiers, and speakers. Read more about Ben, the family business and their products at


Thumb-Emmons Joanna Emmons receives Magnet Nurse Award

This spring, Joanna Emmons ’05 was named the winner of the national 2012 Magnet Nurse of the Year award in the area of Empirical Outcomes. She earned her bachelor’s degree in nursing from USI’s College of Nursing and Health Professions in 2005 and serves as a clinical nurse specialist in the critical care unit at St. Mary’s Medical Center.


Thumb-Pense Governor Mike Pence visits USI

Indiana Governor Mike Pence visited the University of Southern Indiana, meeting with USI President Linda L. M. Bennett before visiting Dr. Chad Milewicz’s Personal Selling class in the USI Business and Engineering Center. USI is the first state university Pence visited as governor.

View the Video or images from the visit.


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