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  • NCAA moving start times up

    The first four games of the NCAA Division II Baseball Championship are being moved up and will be played on Saturday due to the forecast of inclement weather on Sunday. University of Southern Indiana and Cal Poly Pomona are now scheduled to start at 12:30 p.m. (CDT) or 45 minutes following the conclusion of the Angelo State University-Millersville University match-up at 9 a.m. (CDT).

    Saturday's second half will include Nova Southeastern University versus Franklin Pierce College at 4 p.m. (CDT) and Lander University versus the University of Central Missouri at 7:30 p.m. (CDT).

    Live coverage of USI's games at the NCAA II Baseball Championship and any scheduled changes can be found at or on the NCAA II Baseball Championship website.

  • Southern Indiana Review announces the winner of the Michael Waters Poetry Prize

    Ruth Awad Author Photo FB 199X172Southern Indiana Review (SIR) announced that Michael Waters has selected Ruth Awad's manuscript Set to Music a Wildfire for the 2016 Michael Waters Poetry Prize.

    Ruth Awad has an MFA in poetry from Southern Illinois University Carbondale and is the recipient of an Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Award. Her work has appeared in The New Republic, The Missouri Review, The Adroit Journal, Sixth Finch, Diode, Rattle, Vinyl Poetry, Drunken Boat, CALYX, and in the anthologies The Hundred Years' War: Modern War Poems (Bloodaxe Books, 2014), New Poetry from the Midwest 2014 (New American Press, 2015), and Poets on Growth (Math Paper Press, 2015). She won the 2012 and 2013 Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Prize and the 2011 Copper Nickel Poetry Contest, and she was a finalist for the 2013 Ruth Lilly Poetry Fellowship. She lives in Columbus, Ohio.

    Awad's Prize-winning collection, Set to Music a Wildfire, will be published fall 2017.

    The Michael Waters Poetry Prize was established in 2013 to honor Michael’s contributions to Southern Indiana Review and American arts and letters.

    A prize of $3,000 and publication by SIR Press is awarded annually for a collection of poetry written in English.

  • Eagle Innovation Accelerator offering support for USI entrepreneurs

    Eagle Innovation Accelerator (EIA) enables student or faculty-led teams to create economic and social value by supporting aspiring entrepreneurs with knowledge, funding and access to University of Southern Indiana resources. EIA innovators have the opportunity to find product-market fit, build prototypes, pilot programs and form key partnerships. The six-week summer program begins on July 11.

    To participate, submit an application by June 10, 2016. Interviews will take place by June 22. Awards will be announced by June 24, 2016.

    For more information, visit or contact Jason Salstrom at

  • Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminal Justice Studies Updates

    As part of changes to the Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminal Justice Studies Department, the following are being implemented, effective immediately:

    * The Sociology Department will be chaired by Dr. Vaughn DeCoster, Professor of Social Work

    * The Criminal Justice Department will be chaired by Dr. Todd Schroer, Associate Professor of Sociology

    * The Anthropology program will join the World Languages and Cultures Department 

    These decisions have been reached in order to enhance the success of the College of Liberal Arts' students, faculty, and academic programs.

  • 2016 USI Support Staff Performance Recognition Award Nominations

    USI’s Staff Council would like to invite you to participate in a wonderful opportunity to nominate a fellow employee for the Support Staff Performance Recognition Award facilitated and presented by Staff Council.

    The Support Staff Performance Recognition Award began in 2007 and all benefit-eligible support staff members (full and part-time) who have been employed by the University for one year are eligible to be nominated for this annual award (excluding current Staff Council members and employees who have won the award less than 3 years ago).

    Voting by Staff Council members will be held in mid-June and the award will be presented during the University's fall Support Staff Employee Recognition Luncheon. In addition to the "traveling" trophy, there is a monetary award of $500 to the winner.

    This year, Staff Council invites nominators of this award to also be members of the faculty and administration (excluding senior management) along with support staff members.

    If you know a support staff member in your area or from another area on campus who exhibits the below characteristics, please nominate him/her by clicking on this link: and either completing the web-based nomination form (which will be automatically emailed to the Chair) or the pdf version (that can be hand-delivering to the Staff Council Chair 2015-16, Nita Musich, in the President’s Office, WA101).  Nominators’ identities will remain confidential and only known by the Staff Council Chair.

    Desired Characteristics for the Support Staff Performance Recognition Award:

    1) Provides superior service
    2) Demonstrates excellence in the performance of job duties and responsibilities
    3) Continually contributes to a positive, collaborative work environment
    4) Exhibits exceptional resourcefulness, innovation or creativity

    All nominations are due no later than Friday, June 10. 

  • USI engineering students compete in human powered vehicle competition

    The American Society of Mechanical Engineers, USI Chapter, competed against 36 teams in a Human Powered Vehicle Competition in Athens Ohio. USI students included Christopher Huber, Alexander Flick, Isaac Morris, Anna Steurer, Collin Klostermann, Cameron Gibson and Stephen Tuma. The results of the race for USI’s engineered vehicle, Fortuna are:

    Design: 26th

    Innovation: 12th

    Women's Drag Race (Anna Steurer): 21st

    Men's Drag Race (Christopher Huber): 9th

    Endurance Event: 15th

    Overall Rank: 19th

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  • USI sponsors Indiana State Games - Fit and 50!

    USI is a sponsor and host of many of the Indiana State Games events. USI welcomes athletes age 50 and older who are participating in the Indiana State Games to enjoy our beautiful campus. Previously known as the River City Games, the longest running community event in the history of SWIRCA & More, these state-wide games are qualifying events for the National Senior Games. (Read more...)

    The games run from May 19 - 27. See a complete schedule.

  • USI summer camps for kids

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    USI offers numerous summer camps to keep your young one's summer filled with fun activities like sports, science, art, engineering and more. Check out the complete list for more information.

  • Volunteer nominations for outstanding service


    Do you know a deserving student, volunteer or mentor who has contributed outstanding service to the University of Southern Indiana? Volunteer USI seeks nominations for the 2016 volunteer, mentor and student volunteer of the year awards.These awards acknowledge outstanding individuals or organizations who have contributed significant service to USI.

    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. Complete a nomination form here.

    Nominations will be accepted through Wednesday, July 15, 2016.Awards will be presented during the Volunteer USI Recognition Dinner on Wednesday, August 24. If you have any questions or would like more information, contact Caylin Blockley, assistant director of Alumni and Volunteer Services, at or 812-465-1215.

  • Rice Library provides 2016 Presidential Election Research Guide

    Rice Library announces the creation of a Research Guide on the 2016 presidential election. Started by former instruction and undergraduate experience librarian, Ashley Blinstrub, and continued by distance learning librarian Phil Orr. The guide is designed to appeal to anyone interested in knowing more about the political parties, candidates, voting and issues in the 2016 election. It will be especially useful for student research, and the library encourages faculty to link to the guide from within Blackboard course sites and use it, if relevant, in any summer and fall classes. The guide will be updated throughout the election cycle.  Suggestions for additions / improvements to the guide are welcome; email Phil Orr (

    2016 Presidential Election Research Guide

  • Center for Excellence in Teaching & Learning - Weekly Writing Time

    Weekly Writing Time 

    The Writing Time group meets weekly during the summer (Wednesdays at 9-11 am, May 18 - August 10) in UC 2206 (unless noted).

    Why Attend?

    Does having a scheduled time and location help you commit to your writing project? Then this Writing Time group is for you.  

    The Details

    This opportunity is for you to bring your laptop, notebook, and anything else you need for an uninterrupted writing/working session. Drop in anytime during these weekly sessions. The only request is that everyone helps maintain the distraction-free environment. 

    To RSVP and learn about additional professional development opportunities, please visit . 

  • Sign up to be a host family for an international student - Note: not a homestay program

    389609 10150872099883273 1173624735 N 274X183Many thoughts may come to mind when hearing the words “host family,” and because of misconceptions, many of us may not seek out more information for fear of time commitments or the responsibility we believe comes with hosting. Some may not even be aware that the opportunity to host an international student is offered at USI.

    Any employee of USI can host an international student through the Host Family Program. We have students from 50 countries: some who are here to obtain a degree and some who are here as an exchange student for a semester or a year. Being a host does not mean they stay in your home. There are no financial obligations. A host is not there for tutoring purposes or to sort through immigration regulations.

    A host is, quite simply, is a friend. Whether it’s a cup of coffee on campus, a ride to a store, an invitation to an occasional dinner, attending a sporting event, strolling through an art gallery or seeing a movie, the experience is what you make it. (Find out more...)

  • USI, ICC to host Indiana Cancer Survivorship Summit June 8

    The University of Southern Indiana is partnering with the Indiana Cancer Consortium (ICC) to host the Indiana Cancer Survivorship Summit: Lean on Me. This event will focus on the needs of cancer survivors while also taking an in-depth look at the research and best practices that can improve health services for a Hoosier’s cancer journey. (Read more...)

  • USI students begin six-week Archaeological Field School in New Harmony

    Arch School2The University of Southern Indiana’s Archaeological Field School will begin next week on Wednesday, May 11 and last for six weeks, ending on Friday, June 10. About 10 USI students will participate in the six-week field school directed by Dr. Michael Strezewski, Associate Professor of Anthropology.

    The school will focus their studies on areas in the northwest part of New Harmony, Indiana, which includes the Harmonist Cemetery and a number of areas located a significant distance outside the cemetery. No excavations will occur within the cemetery, which contain historic burials and Native American Mounds. Above ground methods, including magnetometry and resistivity surveys, will be conducted within the walls of the cemetery to develop a better understanding of the prehistoric occupation of the area, which dates to the early Middle Woodland Crab Orchard phase (circa. 200 B.C. - A.D 300). (Read more...)

  • New employment opportunities at USI for May 15 - 27

    These are only the most current openings within the past month. Visit Human Resources for a full list.

    Faculty (full-time)

    Contract Assistant Professor/Instructor of Engineering and Physics, Pott College of Science, Engineering, and Education

    Instructor in Communication Studies (One Year Temporary), College of Liberal Arts

    Instructor in Physics (One Year Temporary), Pott College of Science, Engineering and Education

    Instructor in Spanish (One Year Temporary), College of Liberal Arts

    Instructor in Communications (One Year Temporary), College of Liberal Arts


    Theatre Technical Coordinator, College of Liberal Arts

    Manager of Accounts Payable and Tax Accounting

    Web Developer/Programmer, Web Services

    Area Coordinator, Housing and Residence Life


    Administrative Assistant, College of Liberal Arts

    Senior Administrative Assistant, College of Liberal Arts

    Teacher, Children's Learning Center


    Grounds Maintenance Worker, Facility Operations and Planning

    University Vehicle and Grounds Equipment Mechanic, Facility Operations and Planning

  • Department Restructuring

    The Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminal Justice Studies Department in the College of Liberal Arts is undergoing a change. Effective immediately, Criminal Justice Studies will be an independent department. This decision has been reached in order to provide further focus and enhance the success of its students, faculty and academic programs.

  • Food Services hours for summer

    Just a reminder that Food Services hours will be limited during finals week and throughout summer.

    Check the schedule to see what's open.

  • Join the USI Screaming Eagles team at the American Heart Association Heart Walk

    Join USI in the fight against heart disease!

    American Heart Association Heart Walk

    Saturday, June 4 – 9:30 a.m.

    701 Veterans Memorial Parkway

    Heart disease is the number one cause of death for both men and women in the United States. Everyone has a reason to live a healthier, longer life. The American Heart Association Heart Walk promotes physical activity and heart-healthy living in a fun, family environment, and raises money to fund life-saving research and education. USI students, staff, and faculty members are invited to join and walk with the USI Screaming Eagles team.

    To register for the walk and join the USI team, visit and click Register and Join Heart Walk. Select Join a Team and search for “USI Screaming Eagles.” Although there is no fee to register, we encourage team members to donate as much as they are able, and/or set their own fundraising goals. Each team member will receive a USI Team T-shirt.

    For more information contact the Recreation, Fitness, and Wellness Center 812-461-5483 or e-mail Catherine Champagne at

  • USI Alumni Association seeks nominations for the 2016 Alumni Association Awards

    The USI Alumni Association Nominating Committee seeks nominations for the 2016 Alumni Association Awards. The Alumni Service, Faculty Recognition and Honorary Alumni Awards recognize outstanding achievements and service to USI. The awards presentation will take place at the USI Founders' Day Celebration Luncheon on Wednesday, September 14, Carter Hall in University Center West.

    If you know of a deserving alumna, alumnus, faculty member, administrator or friend of USI, complete the online nomination form by June 30.

    If you have questions about the awards,  contact Janet Johnson at 812-464-1924 or

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