University of Southern Indiana

Announcements

  • USI employment opportunities June 1 - June 12

    Faculty/Adjunct Faculty

    Assistant Professor of Computer Science, Romain College of Business

    Instructor in Photography/Digital Imaging, College of Liberal Arts

    Office/Clerical

    Medical Assistant - Community Health Centers, College of Nursing and Health Professions

    Service/Maintenance and Security

    Dispatcher, Public Safety

    These are only the most recent job openings, to see a complete list visit Human Resources.

  • Human Resources presents changes to the student worker hiring process

    Significant changes are being made to the paperwork and hiring process for student workers, and Human Resources won’t accept outdated forms after July 1.They’ll be holding training sessions from 2 to 4 p.m. Tuesday, June 27 and from 9 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 28 in the Health Professions Center, room 1027. These training sessions will familiarize individuals with the new processes and paperwork required for hiring student workers.

    Employees involved in the hiring and/or payroll processes for student workers are strongly encouraged to attend.

    Register online.

    For more information contact Kim Garey at kjgarey@usi.edu or Shelby Jackson at snjackson1@usi.edu.

  • New hires, transfers, promotions and reclassifications

    New hires

    Veronica Johnson, Part-Time Instructional Designer, Online Learning
    Lynda Pruitt-Joy, Custodial Worker, Facility Operations and Planning
    Paige Gray, Administrative Assistant, Graduate Studies
    Briana Boyles, Advisor or Counselor, Student Financial Assistance
    Kyla Ford,
    Dispatcher, Public Safety
    Virginia Morgan,
    Senior Administrative Assistant, College of Liberal Arts
    Lisa Cannon,
    Part-Time Custodial Worker, New Harmony Facility Operations
    Ziporah Rascoe,
    Administrative Assistant, College of Liberal Arts
    Gary White,
    Custodial Worker, Facility Operations and Planning
    Meina Zhu,
    Part-Time Instructional Designer, Online Learning

    Promotions/Transfers and Reclassifications

    Karen Huseman
    From: Assistant Director, Programming/Housing and Residence Life
    To: Advisor and Counselor of Programs and Services/University Division

  • Day of Caring registration deadline is July 7

    This year’s United Way Day of Caring is scheduled for Friday, September 8, 2017. The day will begin with a community breakfast kick-off and volunteer efforts will go into the afternoon. It is a goal of United Way to organize the USI Volunteers in one or two locations. The location(s) and type of work will depend on the number of volunteers registered.

    Return the completed registration form to Sally Gries in University Relations by Friday, July 7 in order to hold your spot at the designated USI location(s). Attempts will be made to keep department members together should the USI volunteers be split into two locations.

    For more information, contact Sally Gries at 812-465-7050 or by email at sagries2@usi.edu.

  • Faculty Website Drop-in Workshop
    Thursday, June 29
    1:30 - 2:45 p.m.
    Location: UC2229

    Join your colleagues in this workshop to create or add to your USI faculty website. Take advantage of this dedicated time to develop an essential online summary of your professional work. Experienced users will be available to help you navigate through Umbraco to build your website. All experience levels are welcomed!

    Why Attend?

    * Increase the online visibility of your professional accomplishments and interests.
    * Develop ideas for communicating your faculty work online.
    * Connect with USI colleagues.

    The Details

    Drop-in anytime during the workshops. Attend as many sessions as you would like throughout the summer. Workshops are scheduled for May 31, June 29, and August 1.

    Note: Please have an electronic copy of your CV available during the workshop (such as bringing on a USB stick or have accessible online). This workshop will be held in a computer lab. Feel free to bring your laptop if you prefer.

    For more information contact Amy Chan Hilton at abchanhilt@usi.edu or 812-461-5476.

  • Lockton Company moves to analysis phase on support staff evaluation

    Lockton Company, hired by the University this spring to evaluate support staff compensation, finished reviewing job descriptions and the study is now in the analysis phase. Lockton Company will now compare market data to the job descriptions, and will conduct a “total rewards analysis,” which means that, along with compensation, they will look at USI’s medical benefits, as well as retirement packages and vacation and sick time. This will enable them to compare USI’s total benefits with those of similar institutions.

    Lockton Company received a 53 percent response rate from the employee survey conducted last month. These results also will be taken into consideration as they make recommendations.

    During the analysis phase, Lockton will identify job families and develop career ladders within those job families. Additional town hall meetings will be scheduled later this summer, during which Lockton Company will go over the preliminary results.

    The next phase of the project will be slotting jobs into a salary structure in preparation for making final recommendations.

    Additional information about the study and contact information is available online.

  • Departmental name change

    Effective July 1, 2017, Alumni and Volunteer Services will be renamed Alumni Relations and Volunteer USI.  The name change better aligns with the mission of the department.

  • Foundation Gift-in-Kind Reporting Form is due by the end of June

    If your department has received a gift-in-kind this year, a form must be processed by the end of June so the donor's gift can be properly recognized and claimed as a 2017 tax deduction. Gifts-in-kind, or charitable gifts of non-cash property, include such things as library books, oriental rugs, paintings, and other fine art gifts, computer software, laboratory equipment, and real estate. There are substantial tax benefits to be derived from such gifts. The Foundation Gift-in-Kind Reporting Form, can be found online. Call the Foundation office at 812-461-5471 if you have any questions.

  • Faculty Website Drop-in Workshop
    Thursday, June 29 from 1:30pm - 2:45pm
    UC 2229 

    Join your colleagues in this workshop to create or add to your USI faculty website. Take advantage of this dedicated time to develop an essential online summary of your professional work. Experienced users will be available to help you navigate through Umbraco to build your website. All experience levels are welcomed!

    Why Attend?

    * Increase the online visibility of your professional accomplishments and interests.

    * Develop ideas for communicating your faculty work online.

    * Connect with USI colleagues.

    The Details

    Drop-in anytime during the workshops. Attend as many sessions as you would like throughout the summer. Workshops are scheduled for May 31, June 29, and August 1.

    Note: Please have an electronic copy of your CV available during the workshop (such as bringing on a USB stick or have accessible online). This workshop will be held in a computer lab. Feel free to bring your laptop if you prefer.

    For more information contact Amy Chan Hilton at abchanhilt@usi.edu or 812-461-5476.

  • Distribution Services is expanding its services

    Distribution Services is expanding its services by offering departments online ordering and delivery of various materials utilized for USI shipments . Those requesting materials from Distribution Services should do so by completing an online D.S. Materials Request Form (https://www.usi.edu/distribution/forms/materials-request-form/). The following materials is available for USI business purposes only, not for personal use.

    Bulk Mail Containers (only request for in-process mail jobs)

    * Flats tubs
    * Tall Letter Trays
    * Regular Letter Trays

    First-Class Mail Special Services

    * Certified Receipts
    * Return Receipts

    Office Supplies

    * Repurposed Assorted Rubber Bands
    * Inter-office Envelopes

    Multi-Purpose Package Materials (when available and only for outbound shipments)

    * Recycles Cartons
    * Packaging Peanuts

    USPS Priority & Express Mail Mailers and Cartons

    UPS Express Mailers and Cartons

  • Family Fun Night at RFWC

    The RFWC will be hosting Family Fun Night Thursday, June 22nd from 5:00-7:00pm.

    Free activities include basketball, volleyball, video games, pool, ping-pong, foosball, fitness equipment, and the climbing center.  All families must be accompanied by a current USI student or employee with valid Eagle Access card.  Only family members of the USI student or employee will be admitted to the RFWC.  Children must be supervised at all times by a parent/guardian.  No one under the age of 16 is permitted to use the fitness equipment (cardio machines, weights).  You can also take advantage of Family Swim in the PAC Pool from 5:30-7:00pm.

    Family Night is free, although all guests will be required to sign the RFWC waiver.  Anyone under the age of 18 will be required to have a parent or guardian signature.

    Climbing Center:  All adult climbers must pass the belay safety certification class before climbing.  Children will be permitted to climb only with a parent who has passed the safety class.  If you have taken the safety class here in the last 6 months, you will not have to take it again.  You can also get certified during our open hours: M-F 12-2 and 4:30-9 (4:30-7 on Fridays). All climbers must have socks.

    For more information call the RFWC at 812-461-5268.

  • Volunteers needed to represent USI at State Fair in Indy

    The University of Southern Indiana will be represented at the Indiana State Fair again this year with the Indiana Commission for Higher Education (CHE) booth. The State Fair will run from August 4 – 20, 2017 at the Indiana State Fair Grounds in Indianapolis. USI, along with other educational institutions will be represented at the booth with the focus on continuing education from kindergarten through college.

    In 2016, the CHE booth reached over 30,000 visitors with over 90 volunteers working the booth. USI is asked to provide volunteers for the booth. Those who register to volunteer before July 15 will be eligible for free admission to the fair and a free USI t-shirt.

    Register online.

    For more information, contact Sally Gries at sagries2@usi.edu or 812-465-7050.

  • CETL offers individual consultations

    Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL) provides confidential one-on-one consultation services to USI faculty members and instructional staff. Consultation services include discussions and feedback on faculty work (including teaching and learning, scholarship, service), classroom observations, course development (e.g., syllabi, learning outcomes, teaching practices, course material), developing one's scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL), and discussions on evidence-based practices, scholarly and reflective teaching and educational research. To schedule a consultation, visit www.usi.edu/cetl/teaching-and-learning/individual-consultations/ or contact at cetl@usi.edu .

  • Elevating Spirit@USI Campus Store sale

    Check out the newest Elevating Spirit@USI Campus Store sale item. Pictured here is our USI model: Denise Michael

    Would you like to be an Elevating Spirit@USI model and have a chance to win the Campus Store featured item? Contact Angie O'Nan at amonan@usi.edu.

    Adidas ClimaCool Polo - $26.25

  • Give a “dab” of blood at USI on Tuesday, June 27

    USI Staff Council is hosting a blood drive for the American Red Cross on Tuesday, June 27 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Carter Hall.

    In an effort to encourage the USI community to “give a dab” this summer, before their recent meeting, members of the Staff Council showed Dylan Payne how to execute this dance move. Dylan is a USI student majoring in finance who is volunteering this summer as a student blood drive coordinator for the Red Cross “Leaders Save Lives” program.

    Every day, the Red Cross needs to collect nearly 14,000 blood donations. Right now, there's an urgent need for donations to keep up with patient demand. You can give the gift of life to someone in need.

    To make an appointment, email mtscheller@usi.edu or go to redcrossblood.org and enter sponsor code: USI Eagles.

    By following a few recommendations before, during and after your blood donation can help you make your donation experience as safe, successful and pleasant as possible.

    * 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.

    The American Red Cross and Cedar Fair theme parks are teaming up this summer to thank our donors for helping save lives! Visit http://www.redcrossblood.org/cedarfair to enter to win a grand prize package - three winners will be selected!


  • illume magazine looking for learning photos from USI alumni

    child on a pony

    The next issue of illume has the theme Lessons/Learning for the Class Notes section of the magazine. If you’re a USI graduate, please send photos of yourself engaged in learning something new: juggling, sky diving or whatever—or a photo of yourself engaged in teaching someone something, such as your child to ride a bike or to bowl, or a pet to do a trick.

    The deadline for these fun photos and the stories behind them is August 1, 2017.

    Please send them to magazine@usi.edu.

  • Volunteer USI Award Nominations

    Volunteer Nominations for Outstanding Service

    Do you know a deserving volunteer, mentor or student volunteer who has contributed outstanding service to the University of Southern Indiana? Fill out our online nomination form

    Volunteer USI seeks nominations for the 2017 volunteer, mentor and student volunteer of the year awards.These awards acknowledge outstanding individuals or organizations who have contributed significant service to USI.

    Deadline to nominate is Wednesday, July 12, 2017.

    Award recipients will be selected based on the following criteria: number of volunteer service hours contributed during the fiscal year; exceptional dedication and leadership; and extraordinary service exhibited by the volunteer, mentor, student or student organization.

    Awards Presentation
    Awards will be presented during the Volunteer USI Recognition Dinner on
    Tuesday, August 29.

    For questions or more information, contact Caylin Blockley, assistant director of Alumni and Volunteer Services, at cjblockley@usi.edu or 812-465-1215.

  • Faculty/Staff survey - Call for questions

    OPRA will again be conducting a Fall Faculty and Staff Survey that will be launched on August 15 after the Fall Faculty and Administrative Staff meeting.

    If your department has questions that it would like to ask the entire USI employee population (or one of the three groups - faculty, support staff or administrators), this is your opportunity.

    Deadline for questions to be submitted for consideration is Wednesday June 28, 2017. Let Dr. Kat Draughon know if you are considering adding questions now, so she can follow up with you.

    FYI - Deadline for questions submission for the Freshmen and Senior Assessment Day surveys is Monday July 31.

    For more information contact Kat Draughon at kat.draughon@usi.edu or 812-465-1630.

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