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  • Elevating Spirit - October 2018

    Elevating Spirit October 2018

    Save 30 percent off this fashionable USI scarf. Original price was $29.99, on sale now for $20.49. Be sure to get yours before the sale ends on October 31!

    Would you like to be an Elevating Spirit@USI model and have a chance to win the Campus Store featured item? Contact Stephanie Hawes at

  • New Hires

    Sarah Janik
    Gallery Assistant
    New Harmony Gallery of Contemporary Art

    Steven Archer
    Coordinator, Motor Vehicle Operations
    Facility Operations and Planning

    Jeffery Choate
    Senior Applications Administrator
    Information Technology

    Amaris Stewart
    Design Associate
    Facility Operations & Planning

  • Volunteer presenters requested for National First Generation College Student Day

    In 2017, 21.6% of USI students were first generation college students.  First generation students commonly experience challenges fitting in on campus and understanding how to navigate a college environment.  Additionally, many first generation students do not have financial support from home. 

    As a way to celebrate the successes of our first generation students and to help them navigate the struggles they may face, Housing and Residence Life is organizing a discussion panel and poster session on November 8 from 6:00-7:30pm.  The panel, held as part of National First Generation College Student Day, will consist of first generation students, faculty, and staff who can speak to their experiences and how they were able to navigate through college. 

    If you were a first generation college student and you would be interested in having your story featured in a poster presentation, please contact Sara Adams at

  • Promotions/Transfers/Reclassifications

    Shelby Jackson
    Shelby Jackson
    From: Senior Employment Assistant; Human Resources
    To: Human Resources Generalist, Employmen; Human Resources

    Josh McWilliams
    Josh McWilliams
    From: Program Coordinator, Technology Commercialization; Provost's Office
    To: Manager, Technology Commercialization; Provost's Office

    Bailee Moser
    Bailee Moser
    From: Senior Human Resources Assistant; Human Resources
    To: Employment Coordinator; Human Resources

    Rita Ricketts
    Rita Ricketts
    From: Payroll Coordinator; Human Resources
    To: Payroll Manager; Human Resources

    Constance Walker
    Constance Walker
    From: Interim Director; College of Nursing and Health Professions Advising Center
    To: Directos; College of Nursing and Health Professions Advisint Center

  • Children's Learning Center invites campus to Sidewalk Chalk Day

    The students and teachers of the USI Children's Learning Center invite faculty, staff and students to Sidewalk Chalk Day from 9 - 11:30 a.m. and 3 - 5 p.m. Wednesday, October 24. The event is part of National Childcare Month and is a chance for the community to come together with the CLC to share and create art, as well as celebrate the teachers of the CLC.

  • Pay lots free 10/8 and after 1:30 p.m. 10/9

    The Upper and Lower Pay Lots are reserved on Tuesday, 10/9 until 1:30 p.m. ADA spaces will remain available. After 1:30, parking is free.

    The lots will be available for free parking all day on Monday, 10/8.

  • USI to receive award at Human Relations Commission Annual Dinner

    The University of Southern Indiana has been named the 2018 recipient of the Workforce Diversity award from the Evansville Human Relations Commission. USI will be recognized for the award at the Commission's Annual Dinner at 7 p.m. Wednesday, October 10 at Old National Events Plaza. Tickets for the event, which will feature a keynote address from esteemed activist Dolores Huerta, are $35 and are available by contacting the Commission at 812-436-4927.

  • Extended lunch opportunity for Fall Festival

    All employees are invited to enjoy the West Side Nut Club Fall Festival with an extended lunch offering on Friday, October 5 between 11 a.m.-1.30 p.m. If you do not wish or are unable to attend the Fall Festival, you are still welcome to take an extended lunch on campus to visit with friends, relax or enjoy the weather.

  • Let students know about AMIGO positions

    Student Development Programs is accepting submissions to identify outstanding students for the AMIGO position. AMIGOs serve as orientation leaders who assist with the implementation of Screaming Eagles Orientation and Welcome Week. AMIGOs are guides for new students and their families as they make their transition to USI. This is a paid position with weekly training during the 2019 spring semester and summer orientation dates. 

    Student names and emails need to be submitted by Wednesday, October 17 to

  • Priority Registration for Spring and Summer 2019 is November 5-16

    TEACHING FACULTY:  Please announce to your classes that Priority Registration will be November 5-16.  Priority registration allows eligible students to select courses prior to the beginning of the term.  Look up classes online through myUSI.

    Registration begins at 8 a.m. on Monday, November 5, and progresses according to the daily schedule shown in the Class Schedule ( and at  Students register online via myUSI ( according to the total of their earned plus currently enrolled hours.  Please encourage your students to register at their earliest opportunity. 

    • Students are urged to first meet with their academic advisor to review their course selection before registering.  Students should contact their advisor to schedule an appointment (subject to availability).
    • Many students [degree-seeking undergraduates with less than 30 earned hours (freshmen), students with a GPA less than 2.00, students from certain majors, etc.] will have a registration hold placed on their record and will be eligible for registration only after meeting with their academic advisor to review their course selection and remove the hold.
    • Degree-seeking undergraduates should review their degree audit (through myUSI) prior to registration to check their progress toward degree completion and verify acceptable course options.

    Don’t wait – enroll now, pay later!

    Students who sign up for spring classes during Priority Registration will not be billed until December 10, and expected to settle their account with the Bursar’s Office by January 25.  Summer billing will take place in the weeks leading up to each summer session.

  • A new way to view your Benefits

    As a result of suggestions last open enrollment season, a new way to view your benefits has been developed! You can now view your Benefit Statement by logging into MyUSI.  Once you login, you can view your benefits including the amount of additional life insurance you elected, the percentage of your income you are contributing towards your retirement, coverage in the insurance plans,  and which dependents are enrolled. This option is available to all active benefits-eligible employees.  

  • Nominations open for Screagle Pride Award

    The University of Southern Indiana is alive with the pride each of you brings every day, and we want to recognize that quality by asking for nominations for the Screagle Pride Award.

    As you observe your coworkers, think about the attributes they possess that reflect our institution's mission and goals. Watch how they lead and engage, how they partner to pursue innovative ideas, how they are kind and welcoming and generous with time and spirit, and then submit a name, or two, using this form and answering a few brief questions. 

    The Elevating Spirit committee is collecting nominations for the Screagle Pride Award now through Friday, October 26, 2018.  The winner will be announced later in the semester.

  • Chief Government and Legal Affairs Officer Candidates Visit Next Week

    The search committee for the Chief Government and Legal Affairs Officer  invites you to open presentations on campus for three candidates. The topic of the presentation is "How Would You Tell USI's Story?"

    Mark Ahearn will be on campus on Tuesday, October 2. His presentation and open forum is from 1:30 p.m. - 2:10 p.m. in University Center East Room 2217. Doajo Hicks will be on campus on Wednesday, October 3. His presentation and open forum is from 1:30 p.m. - 2:10 p.m. in University Center East Room 2217. Aaron Trump will be on campus on Thursday, October 4. His presentation and open from is from 1:30 p.m. - 2:10 p.m. in University Center East Room 2217.

  • University moving to new prescription drug plan provider

    To achieve the University of Southern Indiana's goal of managing health care costs, Human Resources continually assesses a number of areas for cost savings. After evaluating the options a decision has been reached to switch to a new pharmacy benefit manager (prescription drug plan), CVS Caremark, part of the Indiana Aggregate Prescription Purchasing Program (IAPPP). The change will take effect January 1, 2019. This move will result in a cost savings for the University and aligns USI with other state institutions which are already members of the IAPPP. 

    As a result of ongoing efforts to control health care costs, 2019 premiums for Anthem Core and Anthem HSA Health Plans will see no increase for the coming year. The 2019 premiums for remaining insurance plans, such as dental and vision, will be announced at the Benefits Bash on October 23.

    With regard to the pharmacy changes, no action is required at this time. As the transition begins, those individually affected by the change will receive direct communication from CVS Caremark. Additional details will also be provided this fall during our annual open enrollment, at the Benefits Bash and through other channels as needed. Please reserve any questions until this time. This change only affects the University's prescription drug plan and does not change the medical plans or coverage.

  • Check out the latest Elevating Spirit item

    Save 30 percent off this USI logo silk tie that feels as great as it looks. Original price was $34.99, on sale now for $24.49. Get before the sale ends on September 28 and dress for success!

    Pictured here is our USI model: Brody Broshears, assistant vice president for Academic Success.

    Would you like to be an Elevating Spirit@USI model and have a chance to win the Campus Store featured item? Contact Stephanie Hawes at


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