University of Southern Indiana

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  • United Way's Annual Day of Caring 2018

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    USI is excited to participate in the United Way’s Annual Day of Caring on September 7, 2018!  This largest one-day volunteer event in Vanderburgh, Warrick and Spencer Counties, provides a great opportunity for companies to engage their employees in volunteer activities with local nonprofit organizations.  

    Online registration is now open for volunteers. Individuals who want to volunteer this year, but did not register for last year’s Day of Caring through United Way’s website, will need to create a user name, password, and set up a profile before registering for this year’s DOC volunteer opportunity. 

    Visit https://unitedwayswi.galaxydigital.com/need/ to register. The deadline is Friday, August 10. If you wish to volunteer with colleagues, it is recommended that you register at the same time and for the same volunteer opportunity. 

    In order to take this day as paid, you must have approval by your supervisor. Please fill out the Supervisor Agreement and return to Sally Gries in University Relations by August 10, 2018. 

    Thank you for your support of the 25th Annual Day of Caring. 

  • Update to Eagle Card Access purge

    The Eagle Access Card database has been reverted back to its prior state due to unforeseen complications. Public Safety has begun entering new cards into the system to ensure everyone has card access. 

    The tentative date for the new purge/update is Saturday, July 28. If you have not already done so, please submit current employee/student access requests prior to that date. We also need, from all deans, chairs and department heads, a list of employees who are designated to request card access. If we receive a request from a person not on said list, the request will not be granted. We apologize for the inconvenience.

  • Support Staff General Meeting

    You are cordially invited to attend the fall general meeting for all support staff on Thursday, August 2, 2018, in Mitchell Auditorium in the Health Professions Center. 

    If responsibilities prevent you from attending, your absence should be approved by your department head and vice president.  Employees working an evening or night shift are strongly encouraged, but not required, to attend. 

    Any questions should be directed to Andrew Lenhardt, Human Resources, at 812-464-1770. 

    SUPPORT STAFF GENERAL MEETING AGENDA

    Mitchell Auditorium, Health Professions Center
    Thursday, August 2, 2018 

    8:00 – 8:30 a.m.           Registration, light breakfast and beverages 

    8:30 – 8:35 a.m.           Welcome 

    8:35 – 9:00 a.m.           Introductions and Announcements 

    9:00 – 9:45 a.m.            Presentations 

    9:45 a.m.                      Closing Remarks

  • USI employment opportunities June 28 - July 18

    Faculty/Adjunct Faculty
    Assistant/Associate Professor of Occupational Therapy Assistant and Chair of the Occupational Therapy Assistant Program, College of Nursing and Health Professions

    Professional/Administrator
    Career Coordinator, Career Services and Internships
    Coordinator, Clinical Simulations/College of Nursing and Health Professions
    Reference and Instruction Librarian, Library Services
    Director, College of Nursing and Health Professions Advising Center
    Marketing Coordinator, College of Liberal Arts

    Office/Clerical
    Administrative Assistant, Pott College of Science, Engineering, and Education
    Administrative Associate, Student Affairs

    Service/Maintenance & Security
    Plumber, Facility Operations and Planning

    These are only the most recent job openings. To see all opportunities available visit USI Careers.

  • Promotions/Transfers/Reclassifications
    Dr. Mohammed Khayum
    From: Dean, Romain College of Business
    To: Interim Provost
    Dr. Michael Dixon
    From: Associate Dean, College of Liberal Arts
    To: Interim Associate Provost
    Heidi Gregori-Gahan
    From: Assistant Provost for International Programs and Services
    To: Associate Provost for International Programs and Services
    Pamela Hopson
    From: Director of the Multicultural Center
    To: Executive Director of the Multicultural Center
           
     Sarah Will
    From:
    Manager Employment, Human Resources
    To: Assistant Director, Human Resources
     Kate Rotramel
    From:
    Assistant Manager Employment, Human Resources
    To: Manager Employment, Human Resources
     Dr. Brian McGuire
    From
    : Associate Dean, Romain College of Business
    To: Interim Dean, Romain College of Business
     Dr. Melinda Roberts
    From:
    Director of Gender Studies, College of Liberal Arts
    To: Assistant Dean, College of Liberal Arts
    Dr. Sarah Stevens
    From:
    Interim Director, Honors Program and Living Learning Communities
    To: Director, Honors Programand Living Learning Communities
    Dr. Kevin Valadares
    From:
    Chair/Associate Professor of Health Services, College of Nursing & Health Professions
    To: Chair/Professor of Health Services, College of Nursing & Health Professions
    Valerie Allen
    From: International Undergraduate Admissions Coordinator, Center for International Programs
    To: Assistant Director, Undergraduate Admissions

    Joy Cook
    From
    : Clinical Associate Professor of Radiologic & Imaging Science, College of Nursing & Health Professions
    To: Interim Chair/Clinical Associate Professor of Radiologic & Imaging Science, College of Nursing & Health Professions
       
    Miles Mann
    From:
    Assistant Director, Facility Operations & Planning
    To: Associate Director, Facility Operations & Planning
    Heather Schmuck
    From:
    Clinical Assistant Professor of Radiologic & Imaging Sciences, College of Nursing & Health Professions
    To: Interim Clinical Coordinator/Clinical Assistant Professor of Radiologic & Imaging Sciences
     Katie Dausman
    From:
    Assistant Coordinator, Disability Resources
    To:
    Disability Resources Coordinator, Disability Resources
     Lori Huck
    From:
    Administrative Assistant, Housing and Residence Life
    To:
    Administrative Assistant, Honors Program and Living Learning Communities
  • New hires/Rehires


    Dr. Steve Gruenewald
    Assistant Professor and Chair of Health Services
    College of Nursing and Health Professions


    Carrie Lynn
    Title IX and Civil Rights Coordinator
    Human Resources


    Dr. Sherif Rashad
    Associate Professor of Computer Science
    Romain College of Business

  • IT advisory important to all employees and retirees

    Recently hackers released millions of stolen passwords on the dark web, and USI has seen a large increase in accounts being hacked since then.  The problem occurs because we all have so many sites that require passwords that we tend to reuse them.  So, if you use the same password on other Apps (Yahoo, Facebook, banking…) and the hacker gets your password to one App – they then use that password to try to get into your USI account.  And because they can do this repetitively with a program, they also try variations on the password (swapping numbers for letters, adding numbers at the end, changing lowercase to uppercase, etc.).  Hackers also have tools that can perform a dictionary attack on an account – guessing one possible password after another.  This is an important reason why we encourage passwords that are passphrases (multiple words strung together).  

    We are going to require that everyone change their password to a new, longer password.  Next Tuesday (July 10) in the morning we will expire passwords, and at that time you will need to change your password.   You don’t need to wait until Tuesday to change your password though – you can change your password right away by accessing the password change feature on myUSI.  Please note if you have changed your password within the last 60 days you will not be required to change your password again.    

    Nothing in this email links you to myUSI or anywhere else – this is intentional as hackers try to get you to click on bad links. We are asking you to locate myUSI yourself, logon, and select the Password Change option.  Alternately, if you are on-campus and logged onto a Windows desktop, you can press CTRL-ALT-DELETE and select the Change a Password option.  If you run into any difficulties, please contact the USI IT Help Desk for assistance (812-465-1080). 

    Several important notes: 

    * If you are getting ready to travel, solve this now before you leave.
    * After you change your password, if you have smartphones or tablets configured for email, Office apps, or OneDrive you will need to update the password on these.
    * If you use a Mac and have Windows shared drives, these will not reconnect until you update the password for the share.            

    Minimum password length- passwords have a minimum length of 12 characters and contain at least three of the following:

    * Upper case letters
    * Lower case letters
    * Numbers
    * Symbols

    Password construction guidelines- Because the password length needs to be quite long, you can think of this as a passphrase - a sequence of words or other text.  Use a phrase with multiple words that you can picture in your head, so it is difficult to guess but easy to remember.  Examples of this are Our3BrownDogs or MyKids-LovePets

  • Welcome Week/housing move-in volunteers needed

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    It won’t be long until Welcome Week 2018!  Acclimating new students to the University of Southern Indiana is a campus-wide effort.  Student Development Programs and Housing and Residence Life are looking for enthusiastic, fun-loving, and red-white-and-blue-wearing volunteers!  Not only is volunteering a rewarding experience, but it gives you a break from your everyday routine for an opportunity to begin making connections with the newest members of our screaming eagles family!

    We are looking for volunteers to staff the UC Information Desk, the Welcome Tents, and to help with our big move-in efforts for our new students.  Below is a brief description of each volunteer opportunity. More detailed information may be found at http://www.usi.edu/orientation/welcome-week-volunteers.  

    UC West Information Table – Staff the Information Table (August 16, August 17, August 20, or August 21, 2018) in the University Center West and answer questions of new students. Often this includes giving directions. 

    Welcome Tents – Staff one of the Welcome Tents (August 20 and 21, 2018) where you will provide directions and answer questions.  Refreshments are provided at each tent for new students who need a snack between classes by Sodexo.

    Move-In – Assign yourself to a residence hall or the freshmen apartment area in McDonald West and assist new students while they move in on Thursday, August 16, 2018. This task requires some lifting, but mostly pushing luggage tubs from the car to the student’s new home. Volunteers with Move-In will receive a free t-shirt to wear that day. Signing up by July 30, 2018 will guarantee you the correct shirt size.

    To register, click on the link below and login with your myUSI login credentials. You will be asked to fill out some brief contact information before selecting the volunteer shift you would like to work. Each volunteer time will tell you how many volunteers we still need for that particular shift. If you need to make changes to your volunteer registration, simply log back into the form and make your changes. 

    If you need assistance, please contact the following: 
    Housing Move-In Volunteers: living@usi.edu or 812-468-2000
    Information Table or Tent Volunteers: getinvolved@usi.edu or 812-465-7167

  • Voting begins July 9 for USI Today's Cutest Pet Contest

    Voting:

    I received 45 entries for dogs, 18 for cats and three for critters.

    Dogs: We will divide the images for the cutest dog entries across four days. The winner at the end of the day moves to the final four. We will proceed until four finalists are left. Whichever gets the most votes wins.

    Cats: We will divide the images of the cutest cat entries across two days. The winners move to the finals and whichever receives the most votes in the finals wins.

    Critters: Since we only have three, whichever receives the most votes on voting day wins.

    Round One Contestants: Vote for Cutest Dog

    Round Two Contestants: Vote for Cutest Dog

    Round Three Contestants: Vote for the Cutest Dog

    Round Four Contestants: Vote for the Cutest Dog

    Up next: Final Four vote in the dog category and Round One of the cats

    There will be three categories:

    Cutest dog
    Cutest cat
    Cutest critter (any non-canine or non-feline entries)

    Prizes:

    Cat treats for the cutest kitty
    Dog treats for the cutest pet
    Critter treats for the cutest critter

    Rules:

    Voting open to the USI community only

  • Bennett Lane closed during summer months

    For safety reasons, a section of Bennett Lane in front the Physical Activities Center (PAC) will be closed during the summer months for ongoing construction of the new arena. Access to Bennett and Bluff lanes has been rerouted through Parking Lot C. See map for closure marked in red, and detour marked in yellow. Thank you for your patience as this exciting project moves forward.

  • Dining Services summer hours and options

    Chick-fil-A
    Monday - Friday
    9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

    Sub Connection
    Monday - Friday
    7 a.m. - 2 p.m.

    Red Mango
    Monday - Friday
    8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

    Starbucks
    May 7 - 30: Closed for construction
    Monday - Friday
    May 31: 7:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
    Open Saturday June 2 and June 23: 7:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

    Eagle Express Store
    Monday - Friday
    10 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

 

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