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  • Departmental campus events and student-related programs needed for the Student Planner

    Each year Student Development Programs gathers dates from the University community to include in the Student Planner. They are asking for departments and student organizations to submit important dates such as academic deadlines, all-campus events and deadlines for student related programs. Dates should be submitted for August 2018 - August 2019.

    Due to the limited amount of space in the planner, not all dates submitted may be included. Priority will be given to academic dates, departmental dates, dates of all-campus events and student organization meeting dates.

    If you have any questions, contact Amy Baker at 812-465-7167.

    Information deadline is Friday, April 6.

  • Employee Retirement Reception

    3 p.m.
    Thursday, April 5
    University Center, Carter Hall


    Joanne R. Artz
    Cynthia S. Brinker
    Joan D. deJong
    Dr. Craig R. Ehlen
    Dr. Allen E. Helmstetter
    Dr. Marilyn M. Hurst
    Billy N. Littlefield, II
    Behnam Poormokhtar
    Dr. Martin A. Reed
    Robin C. Warford

    We celebrate the careers of each of these professionals and extend our heartfelt gratitude to them for their years of dedicated service to the students of USI.

    If you need disability-related accommodations in order to participate, contact Megan Doyle at 812-464-1745.

  • Save Your Spot at Deaconess Clinic USI Health Center

    University Health Center (UHC) provides medical services and health-related information to students, faculty and staff. The UHC is located in the lower level of the Health professions Center. We recognize that health and education are precious assets. Our goal is to help you maintain or improve your health, allowing you to reach your highest potential both in and out of the classroom.

    Avoid the wait! Save your spot in line, receive a text message notification to let you know when to arrive, and reduce the time you spend waiting to be seen. To make an appointment online:

    1. Visit and click on the "Save my Spot" button.
    2. Choose the reason for your visit in the drop-down box and fill out the patient information below it.
    3. Input when you want to receive your text message (valid cell phone number required.)
    4. Click on "Confrim me!" to save your spot.

  • Sign up now for Startup Weekend Evansville 7.0

    Startup Weekend Evansville 7.0 is coming to the University of Southern Indiana Business and Engineering Center April 6-8.  If you have been sitting on an idea that you’ve been meaning to do something with, bring it to Startup Weekend Evansville (SWE) and make it happen!    

    Don't have an idea? That's okay! We need people like you to bring the ideas to life using your skills and think tanks. 

    Startup Weekend is summer camp meets Shark Tank. You have 54 hours to take an idea and turn it into a marketable product or service. We provide the coaches and food - you bring the talent and ideas. 

    Moving into our seventh year, Startup Weekend Evansville remains the largest event of its kind in Indiana, open regionally to all students and community. 


    Teams that make it through very trying and demanding rounds of voting, judging, and persist through the finals, will be named this year's winners of SWE 7.0. Teams (up to five members) will be recognized with Gold, Silver and Bronze medals for first, second and third place respectively. 

     Here are just some of the benefits of participating!

    * Invaluable entrepreneurial education
    * All meals, snacks and drinks provided for the weekend
    * Access to Mentors and Coaches to help develop, refine and pitch your idea
    * All working materials included
    * A chance to meet and collaborate with other creative, smart, motivated, awesome people like you!
    * Free access to the Saturday keynote speaker, Erin Bemis. Erin, a professional speaker for Google’s Get Your Business Online program, will be speaking for an hour starting promptly at noon on Saturday, April 7.  Erin’s focus will be on educating small businesses about how to get found online and training them in Google's tools. 

    Tickets for students are only $25 and include Google swag.

    Tickets for teachers are only $35 and include Google swag.

    Tickets for non-students are only $45 and include Google swag. 

    For more information about Startup Weekend Evansville 7.0, and to get your tickets, visit 

    No matter how you get there, you’ll leave having learned a new skill, met a new friend, or discovered that you love being an entrepreneur.

  • Appeals on Wheels to be held April 3

    10 a.m. Tuesday, April 3
    University Center, Carter Hall

    This year's case is: Keith A. Laughlin v. State of Indiana, 41A01-1708-CR-01817.

    Keith A. Laughlin appeals his conviction of Level 6 felony intimidation, which required the State prove he communicated a threat to commit a forcible felony to another person with the intent of causing a building to be evacuated. Laughlin's conviction is based on an incident during which he made multiple phone calls to the Johnson County 911 on a Saturday, indicating there was a bomb in the Johnson County Courthouse. Laughlin argues the State did not present sufficient evidence he intended the Courthouse to be evacuated as a result of his threat. Further, Laughlin argues the State did not prove the presence of a bomb comported with the statutory definition of "forcible felony." The State asserts Laughlin's arguments are invitations to reweigh the evidence and that they present sufficient evidence to prove each element of the crime.

    For more information contact Dr. Nick LaRowe at or 812-464-1727.

    Learn more about Appeals on Wheels

  • American Red Cross Blood Drive

    The next American Red Cross blood drive at USI will be Monday, April 2 – from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. in Carter Hall. 

    The first hour is reserved for faculty and staff.

    Email Mary Scheller at if you'd like her to make your reservation.

    Thank you for helping save lives with the American Red Cross. 

    More information is at In the “Find a Blood Drive” box, enter “USI Eagles” to visit the online registration page. 

    Tips: Before Your Donation

    * Maintain a healthy iron level in your diet by eating iron rich foods, such as red meat, fish, poultry, beans, spinach, iron-fortified cereals and raisins.
    * Get a good night's sleep.
    * Drink an extra 16 oz. of water or nonalcoholic fluids before the donation.
    * Eat a healthy meal before your donation. Avoid fatty foods, such as hamburgers, fries or ice cream before donating. (Fatty foods can affect the tests we do on your blood. If there is too much fat in your blood, your donation cannot be tested for infectious diseases and the blood will not be used for transfusion.)
    * If you are a platelet donor, remember that your system must be free of aspirin for two days prior to donation.
    * Remember to bring your donor card, driver's license or two other forms of ID.

  • New hires, promotions and reclassifications

    New hires

    Nathan Hines, Custodial Worker, Facility Operations and Planning
    Christine Nelson, Instructional Designer, Online Learning

    Promotions/Transfers and Reclassifications

    Jason Miller
    From: Maintenance Mechanic, Facility Operations and Planning
    To: HVAC Operator, Facility Operations and Planning

    Dr. Stephanie Young
    From: Interim Director of Gender Studies & Associate Professor of Communication Studies, College of Liberal Arts
    To: Director of Basic Course & Associate Professor of Communication Studies, College of Liberal Arts

    Nancy Lumley
    From: Associate Director, Human Resources
    To: Associate Director & Deputy Title IX Coordinator, Human Resources

    Nita Musich
    From: Senior Administrative Associate, President's Office
    To: Executive Assistant to the President, President's Office

    Amanda Mitchell
    From: Bursar Assistant, Business Office
    To: Senior Bursar Assistant, Business Office

  • LA Colloquium: What's Social Work Have to Do With It?

  • Foundation invites guest speakers to talk about early years of USI Athletics

    USI Foundation invites the USI community to join them for another storytelling gathering as part of its 50th anniversary celebration. At noon on Thursday, April 5 in the University Center, Room 2217, USI retirees will be sharing memories about the early years of intercollegiate athletics. 

    Guest speakers include: 

    Jane Davis-Brezette, associate professor emerita of physical education
    Wayne Boultinghouse, former Men’s Basketball coach and athletic director/director of development
    Mary Alice Betram, widow of Dr. Charles Bertram, former education and math professor and first faculty representative to the NCAA Great Lakes Valley Conference 

    Bring your own stories, lunch, friends you know -- on and off campus -- who will enjoy this step back in time.

  • Best Buddies to host live performance

    Best Buddies

    The USI chapter of Best Buddies International will host a performance of "Handicap This," a two-man live show at 6:30 p.m. Friday, March 23 in the Performance Center. The show features Mike Berkson and Tim Wambach as they share their story of accessibility, love, tolerance and inclusion. For more information, contact Micayla Zeger at

  • Welcome Week Leader submissions now open

    Welcome Week Leaders

    Student Development Programs is accepting submissions to identify students for the Welcome Week Leader position for next August. Welcome Week Leaders will help guide new students through the Welcome Week program, focusing on providing them with a quality transitional experience and introduction to USI. To make a submission, please submit student names and emails by Tuesday, March 20 to

  • Keep It Well USI

    RFW Group Class

    Keep it Well USI starts Friday, March 16 and runs 2 weeks through Thursday, March 29.  All USI employees and students are encouraged to participate! Visit for more information.

  • Title IX Training

    The University of Southern Indiana is committed to providing an educational and work environment which values all individuals and respects the dignity and rights of all members of the University community. It is the expectation of the University that employee conduct be guided by integrity, mutual respect and civility.  In furtherance of these commitments, and in compliance with Title IX, a federal civil rights law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in federally funded education programs and activities, the University is providing training using Lawroom, an online learning module provided by Everfi. In order to be in compliance, all mandatory reporters must complete the online, interactive Title IX training module by Wednesday, May 2, 2018. Those listed as mandatory reporters will be receiving an e-mail with instructions on completion in the following days. If you have any questions please reach out to Natalie Rascher, Human Resources business partner at 812-464-1840.

  • "The Walkout" film screening

    The Walkout

    The Multicultural Center will host a screening of the film The Walkout at 6 p.m. Monday, March 19 in Forum 1. The film is a depiction of the true story of the 1968 protests by Latino students in East Los Angeles in order for them to receive equality in their schools. Snacks and refreshments will be provided.

  • IPSA Conference

    Paul Musgrave

    The University of Southern Indiana Department of Political Science will host the annual Indiana Political Science Association conference this Friday, March 16 on campus. The keynote address, "The Politics at the End of the World," will be delivered by Dr. Paul Musgrave, assistant professor of political science at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and Evansville native. Musgrave's address will be held at noon in Carter Hall.

  • Children's Center T-shirts on sale

    USI CLC T-shirt

    The Children's Learning Center is selling T-shirts celebrating the Week of the Small Child. Proceeds from the T-shirt sales will go towards purchasing Radio Flyer red wagons.  T-shirts will be distributed at the Children's Center before the Parade on April 17th. You can order t-shirts online at by April 9.

  • Save the Date Brinker Retirement Reception

    Please join us for a reception honoring Cynthia S. Brinker, Vice President for Government and University Relations for her many years of service to the University of Southern Indiana from 1 to 3 p.m. Friday, April 13, 2018 in the University Center East, Traditions Lounge.

  • Columbia Sportswear to offer special discounts for USI employees and retirees

    All USI employees and retirees are invited to visit the Columbia Sportswear Company
    Employee Store in Henderson, KY, for special pricing as a token of appreciation
    on behalf of the University of Southern Indiana Alumni Association. The discount is valid
    from March 16 - April 8.

    * Your employee ID card and the invitation linked below will be required to enter the
    store and at checkout.

    * Even though retirees are not specifically listed, the invitation is intended for all
    USI employees and retirees.

    See more details and download the invitation.

  • Who is Your USI Role Model

    We asked "Who your USI role model?" and received a tremendous response. Through the upcoming weeks we'll include quotes of students, alumni, colleagues and more. We encourage you to share quotes about those at USI who inspire you. Use #USIRoleModels on social media so we can share it too.

    Ali Curtner said "Wendy G Turner. She empowered me to feel like I was capable of being a successful social worker. And now I am. Social work is often difficult and heartbreaking, and she brings some much needed humor to it. I’m forever grateful for the experiences I had in her classes and in Jamaica with my fellow students!"

    Who is your USI role model?

  • Call for volunteers for Heritage Artisan Days

    Over 2,000 school children are attending Heritage Artisans Days in New Harmony, Indiana on Wednesday, April 18, Thursday, April 19 and Friday, April 20, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. USI’s Historic New Harmony is looking for volunteers to help this event run smoothly.

    If you’re looking to get out of the office on a beautiful spring day, please consider signing up for a shift on one or more of the days. Volunteers will help give out information, direct teachers and unload classes from their buses. We will be send you an email with more information regarding schedules and duties.

    Students can have their volunteer hours signed off on for class or organizational credit.

    Sign up to volunteer

    For more information contact Erin McCracken Merris or 812-682-4488

  • Deadline for Commencement ticket requests is April 1

    Just a reminder: Any staff or faculty who plan to attend the Commencement ceremony and are not robing or working will need to purchase a ticket.
    Reservations may be requested online at The deadline is April 1.

  • Opportunity for students to work on MAGIC Project through special topic course

    With spring break right around the corner, today and tomorrow are vital to get sign-ups for the spring bi-term MAGIC class. Please help us spread the word and get students registered. 

    The bi-term course, HP490 (ST-MAGIC:MultiGenInclCommBldg) starts this semester on March 14. Details can be found online.

    “We want to make sure students get involved as early as possible in the MAGIC process so we have their voices as well as those of faculty and staff as we move forward,” said Kyrie Carpenter, with Dr. Bill Thomas’ team. 

    Here is the course description: An introduction to the MAGIC pilot project between Dr. Bill Thomas and USI and an exploration of how students can participate in the project. During the course, participants will explore the dynamic complexity of building inclusive communities for people of different ages, abilities and backgrounds. 

    To register for this class, students will use "Add/Drop" form. The course is HP 490.002 Special Topics in Health Professions, CRN: 12184 

    In Fall 2018, ST-MAGIC:MultiGenInclCommBldg will be offered twice as a Special Topics Bi-Term Course, and students may register through normal online class registration:

    • Bi-Term I – Wednesday, 1-3:15 pm
    • Bi-Term II – Online, HP 490.N01 

    For questions, contact Mary Scheller at or call 812-228-5123.

  • Priority Registration for Fall 2018 is April 2-13 (summer registration also continues to be available)

    TEACHING FACULTY:  Please announce to your classes that Priority Registration will be April 2-13.  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, April 2, and progresses according to the daily schedule shown in the Class Schedule ( and the Priority Registration Schedule. 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 fall classes during Priority Registration will not be billed until August 10, and expected to settle their account with the Bursar’s Office by September 25.  Summer billing will take place in the weeks leading up to each summer session.


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