University of Southern Indiana

Schedule of Events

Parents & Families Weekend
Oct. 24 & 25, 2015

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Enjoy celebrating USI's 50th Anniversary by
completing the 50th Anniversary Bucket List! 
Bucket List

Schedule Click here to print the 2015 Schedule
Saturday: October 24, 2015

Welcome Procedures

8 to 10 a.m.                 Continental Breakfast: Coffee, juice, donut holes and fruit

8 a.m. to 12 p.m.          REGISTRATION (University Center East:, Main Floor)

9 a.m. to 3 p.m.              USI Campus Store: Great time to pick up your USI sweatshirt!
                                      Logo wear is 20% off today.
                                      (University Center West)

10 a.m. to 12 p.m.       Tours of the USI Performance Center
                                      (Connected to the University Center East, 2nd Floor)

10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.   The Loft is open for food purchases
                                      (University Center West, 2nd Floor)

 

Morning Activities

9 a.m. to 2 p.m.          USI, Burdette Park "Celebrate the Trail"
   
                                  This is a community event hosted by the University of Southern
                                       Indiana and Burdette Park and open to all students, employees,
                                       and families as well as members of the community.
                                       For more information, contact Dave Enzler at denzler@usi.edu.

10 to 11 a.m.              Cooking and Culture Lesson: $5/person.
                                    Only 35 spots avaliable per class!
                                    Preregistration required by October 21
                                    Click here for more information or to register!
                                    Located in the Health Professions Bldg, RM0063 on the Lower Level
                                   
                                                    

10 a.m. to 12 p.m.        Information Fair: (University Center East)

                                      A World of Opportunities: Study Abroad

                                      Part-time Jobs & Internships

                                      USI Graduate Programs

                                      Volunteer USI

                                      Parents & Families Association

                                      Dean of Students Office

                                      Counseling Center Information

                                      Historic New Harmony: Tour Information

10 a.m. to 3 p.m.          USI "Then and Now" Exhibit: University Center East 2207

11:30a.m. to 12:30p.m.  "Meet the President" of USI!
                                       
(University Center West, The Loft-2nd Floor)

                                         The President, Dr. Linda L. M. Bennett, will greet parents
                                          and families in the Loft where food will be available for
                                          purchase. 
                              

12 to 3 p.m.      College Hosted Activities:

                               College of Nursing and Health Professions
                               (University Center East, Food Court Zone)
                               
                                     Dental Hygiene Information

                                     Food and Nutrition Activity

                                     Respiratory Test

                                Romain College of Business
                                 (Business and Engineering Center)
                                  
                                     "How the Stock Market Works" (Rm 1004)

                                     "Converting Ideas to Working Models" (Rm 2005)

                                     "Web Development" (Rm 2004)

                                      Tour of the Business and Engineering Center (Atrium)

                                 Pott College of Science, Engineering, and Education
                                 (Business and Engineering Center Lobby)

                                     Engineering Activities

                                     Making Slime

                                     Visualizing Molecules

                                     Liquid Nitrogen Demonstration

                                     Interactive River Simulator

                                     3D Drawings with Augmented Reality

                                     The Raspberry Pi (Mini-Computer)

                                     Biology Activity

                                     Math Activities for All Ages

                                 (University Center West-Eagles Nest Dining Area)
                                     
                                      Bocce Ball

                                      Force Plate Demonstrations

                                      GAIT System

                                      Sport Management Club

12 to 3 p.m.

                                 Pumpkin Bust on the quad!
                               
 Hosted by the Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity
                                 A philanthropy event to raise funds for the Tri-State Food
                                 Bank and Feeding America.
                                 ($25/team, Up to 5 people/team)
                                 Can't participate? Click here to donate!

                                 USI FREE Photo with Archie! 
                                 
(University Center Fountain)
                           
                                 USI Alumni Association
                                  Serving Complimentary Sundaes!
                                 (University Center East, Main Floor)

                                 Kenneth P. McCutchan Art Center & Palmina F. &
                                  Stephen
S. Pace Galleries
                                 "Wish You Were (Still) Here": A USI Alumni Art Exhibition

                                 
 College of Nursing and Health Professions
                                  Simulation Center! (CNHP 2nd Floor)
                                  The area's only simulation center of its kind-designed to
                                  have the appearance and feel of a real hospital.


Other Afternoon Activities

1 to 2 p.m.             Cooking and Culture Lesson: $5/person
                              
Only 35 spots avaliable per class!
                              Preregistration required by October 21
                              Click here for more information or to register! 
                              Located in the Health Professions Bldg, RM0063 on the Lower Level

3 p.m.                    USI Chamber & Women's Choir
                                    (Located on the 2nd floor of the Rice Library)
                                    Seating is Limited!

3 p.m.                        USI Women's Volleyball Game
                                    
Playing Saint Joseph's College
                                    Located in the Physical Activities Center


Evening Options


3 to 5 p.m.                 Ghostly Stroll Walking Parade: Newburgh, IN
                                     www.HistoricNewburgh.org/
                                     Trick or Treat through downtown historic Newburgh!
                                     Includes a walking parade (4 p.m.), costume contests,
                                     fun and games. (To order tickets, call 812-853-2815)

4:30p.m. to 8:30p.m. Moonlight Paddle at Hovey Lake with Canoe Evansville
                                     Paddle under the full moon at the ancient cypress swamp 
                                     of Hovey Lake. All equipment is provided. For ages 7 and
                                     up. Preregistration and $20 payment is required by
                                     noon on the Friday prior to the trip. Register online!
                                    
5 to 8 p.m.                  Boo at the Zoo: Mesker Park Zoo
                                     www.MeskerParkZoo.com/
                                     Purchase tickets online or at the door, $8/person
                                 

6 OR 9 p.m.               Free Movie: "Minions" starring Sandra Bullock
                                      (Located in USI Forum I)
                                      Sponsored by Cinema USI

7:15 p.m.                    Evansville Icemen Vs Toledo Walleye: The Ford Center
                                      Click here for tickets
                                    

8, 9, or 10 p.m.          Grey Lady Ghost Tours at Willard Library!
                                     
FREE Haunted Tours! Usually lasts 45 minutes.
                                     Register online!
                                     


Sunday: October 25, 2015
                                    
                                  
10 a.m. and 2 p.m.       Take a Tour of Historic New Harmony
                                      FREE admission for USI Students and one guest

11 a.m. to 8 p.m.      Holiday World Happy Halloween Weekend
                                     
Visit a nearby Theme Park for some Halloween fun!
                                     (Approximately 1 hour away)
                                     www.holidayworld.com/

12 to 5 p.m.               Evansville Museum of Arts, History and Science
                                     Master Teacher Exhibit featuring the work of Katie
                                     Waters, USI art professor, and art alumni who were
                                     taught by Waters.
                                     (Located in downtown Evansville, $7/adult, $4/youth
                                     and Free/Ages 3 and under)

1 to 3 p.m.                 Nature Sleuthing: Wesselman's Woods
                                     www.WesselmanNatureSociety.org
                                     Visit the Nature Center for short family hikes!

1 to 5 p.m.                 Kenneth P. McCutchan Art Center & Palmina F. & 
                                     Stephen S. Pace Galleries
                                    "Wish You Were (Still) Here": A USI Alumni Art Exhibition


             
3 to 6 p.m.                 Boo at the Zoo: Mesker Park Zoo
                                     www.MeskerParkZoo.com/
                                     Purchase tickets online or at the door, $8/person
                                

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