University of Southern Indiana

Employee Picnic

The Employee Picnic is held in May right after the Spring semester ends. The Picnic is free for all USI employees where the food is focused around a theme.

No RSVP's are required to attend, but the staff council members request a non-perishable food donation for Archie's Closet. Those attending will be greeted at the door where a box will be available for your donations.

Themes for the picnics vary year to year and are voted upon by Staff Council. Previous themes have included:

  • Don't Get Board this Summer highlighting various board games and a team Family Feud competition was a huge success. Click here to see photos!
  • Go Team USA in recognition of the 2016 Summer Olympics being held in Rio, Brazil.
  • Get Ready to Boogie celebrating the 70's DECADE.
  • Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs featuring different types of food hanging from the ceiling along with a powerpoint that showed scenes from the actual animated film. 
  • Rodeo Round-Up where a local group of square dancers entertained the guests. Also Patty Marcum's PED Dance class showed us a few moves on the dance floor as well.
  • South of the Border showcased a group of USI International students from Mexico who gave a dance demonstration. 



Did You Know?

The first Employee Picnic was held on Friday, June 17, 1994. There was a box to collect donations for Archie’s Food Closet.

467 tickets were issued to employees to attend the picnic, which served grilled hamburgers and several side dishes. Staff Council later voted that the picnic be held every spring, starting in 1995.

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