University of Southern Indiana
Community & Outreach

OutreachThe University is actively engaged in developing economic, cultural, and educational opportunities in southern Indiana. Many faculty and staff extend their expertise to activities throughout the region.

Academic Resources - ROTC, Bachelor of General Studies, College Achievement Program, distance education, and service learning.

Business Development - Regional workforce and economic development, training, and continuing education.

Community Outreach - Personal development and children non credit classes, cultural programs and partnerships.

Community Programs

New schedule of noncredit courses
USI's Department of Continuing and Professional Education has released a new schedule of noncredit continuing education courses designed to provide opportunities for personal growth and development. Courses covering academic enrichment, arts, fitness, family, leisure and personal development are included on the schedule.

More information available online.

College Achievement Program
A cooperative program between USI and participating high schools that allows juniors and seniors to take college courses in their school for both high school and college credit. 

More information available online.

Artist’s Book Exhibition
The New Harmony Gallery of Contemporary Art is currently featuring Artist’s Book Exhibition by artists Jennifer Knowles and Brian Larimer. Knowles, a bookbinder, is a member of the American Craft Council and College Book Arts Association. She instructs book arts and photography courses at colleges and universities, leads workshops and serves as a guest lecturer throughout the southeastern United States. She also owns and operates Brown Dog Bindery, a private bindery focusing on fine and experimental binding in Nashville, Tennessee. Larimer, also of Brown Dog Bindery, is a self-taught wood worker and sculptor who has assisted internationally recognized sculptors with builds. His personal works have been commissioned by some of Nashville’s biggest names in art and music. 

More information available online.

Startup Weekend Evansville 4.0
The University of Southern Indiana will host Startup Weekend Evansville 4.0, an event for experienced entrepreneurs, February 20-22 at the Business and Engineering Center. 

More information available online.

Bachelor of General Studies
Adult learners, age 25 and older, have the opportunity to return to college studies and earn a USI Bachelor of General Studies (BGS) degree. The BGS program is a customized degree program for working adults. It is designed for students who have prior college experience, career limitations due to the absence of a bachelor's degree, and a desire to complete courses that will meet degree requirements while impacting their career goals.

More information available online.

Passport to Retirement
USI Outreach and Engagement will offer a Passport to Retirement Seminar on three Wednesdays beginning on February 25. Join investment professionals for this introduction to the concepts and practices that will help make retirement possible and comfortable. Learn how to get the most from guaranteed investments, tax-free income, and estate planning. For those already retired or planning to retire in the next 10 years, the seminar takes a conservative approach to wise money management in addition to identifying lifestyle issues facing mature Americans.

More information avaiable online.

Verbal Skills for the SAT
This continuing education course for the SAT will provide skills, tips and interactive practice in short answer selections, critical reading comprehension and essay pointers. Course will meet from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, February 28 at USI.

More information available online.

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