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  • New College of Nursing & Health Professions employees/faculty

    Amanda Reddington, Clinical Assistant Professor, Dental Assistant/Dental Hygiene

    Sherry Dockery, Senior Administrative Assistant, Nursing

    Dr. Angela Wooten, Assistant Professor, Nursing

    Lynne Melchoir, Instructor, Nursing

    A. Jean Hunt, Instructor, Nursing

  • Spring 2016 Online Course Development Program

    The Department of Distance Learning invites you to join the Spring 2016 Online Course Development Program (OCDP) starting on February 1, 2016.  Eligible faculty could receive up to $3,000 stipend ($750 per credit hour) after the course is fully developed that fulfills the program requirements.The weekly program activities can be downloaded.

    Since January 2015, 47 USI faculty have joined the program, participated in the internal peer review sessions, and developed 50 quality online courses. In addition, 17 out of the 47 OCDP faculty presented their success at the "This is Ho w I Teach seminar" and shared their online teaching experience with other USI faculty. Program Highlights:

    * Hybrid delivery (online & on-site) focusing on cohort collaboration

    * A dedicated instructional designer is assigned to each faculty

    *A weekly one-on-one consultation is scheduled

    *A customized course mapping exercise is included to ensure curriculum alignment

    * Quality Matters’ "Applying the QM Rubric (APPQMR)" workshop is offered

    *A self-review process is embedded in the program

    *A final showcase presentation and an internal peer review session are scheduled at the end of the program with quality and excellence demonstrated

    Submit your application today. The application deadline is January 22, 2016. If you have further questions about the Spring 2016 Online Course Development Program (OCDP), please send an email to or call (812) 228-5124. We look forward to hearing from you soon.

  • In remembrance of a USI family member

    GreerRichard Greer, husband of Janet Greer, instructor emerita in Teacher Education, passed away November 18, 2015. 

    He is survived by his beloved wife of 40 years, Janet (Goodrum) Greer of Evansville; sons, Ryan Greer (Bridget) of Newburgh, IN and Justin Greer (Mackenzie) of Carmel, IN and grandchildren, Abigail, Ava and Finnegan.

    Mass of a Christian Burial was at 10 am, Monday, November 23, 2015 at Good Shepherd Catholic Church, with Father Zach Etienne and Father Ted Tempel officiating. Private Burial will be in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery.

    Memorial Contributions may be made to Good Shepherd Catholic Church or United Caring Services, 324 NW 6th St., Evansville, IN 47708.

    The full obituary can be found at:

  • Gregory Johnson has been promoted to assistant director of Planning, Research and Assessment

    Gjjohnson1Gregory Johnson has been promoted to assistant director of Planning, Research and Assessment (OPRA). He earned a master’s degree in experimental psychology from Indiana State University in 2011, and bachelor’s degrees in both psychology and sociology from Western Kentucky University in 2007. Johnson joined USI in 2012 as a research associate in OPRA and, until May 2015, served as an adjunct biostatistics lecturer in the College of Nursing and Health Professions, Health Services Program.

    He has been a member of both the Association for Institutional Research and the Indiana Association for Institutional Research since 2012.

    In his new role, Johnson provides co-leadership of the assessment of Core 39, the University’s core curriculum program. He works with faculty and staff across campus to advance assessment efforts and collect data across both academic and non-academic departments to continue to advance data-driven decision-making at USI.

    Dr. Katherine Draughon, executive director of Planning, Research and Assessment said, “In this leadership position, Greg’s expertise in statistics and data analytics, combined with his passion regarding assessment, will significantly advance USI.”  

    Johnson, began his duties on November 1.

  • Employee Holiday Reception at the University Home - December 2

    University Home

  • Holiday Luncheon in Carter Hall - December 8


  • Orth named assistant director of Student Conduct

    OrthBritney Orth will be joining the Dean of Students Office as the assistant director of Student Conduct. Orth is a 2003 graduate of the University of Southern Indiana where she double-majored in broadcast journalism and sociology while serving as president of the Student Government Association. She completed her Masters of Education in College Student Personnel at the University of Louisville. She has held a variety of professional positions at Southern Methodist University, the University of Evansville, Ivy Tech and USI.

    In her role, Orth will serve as a member of the University’s Care Team and will work closely with Housing and Residence Life. Dean of Students, Dr. Bryan Rush, said, “Britney has a rich commitment to USI and our students. I am excited to see the support and accountability she will provide to the community.”

    Orth will begin her role on December 1.

  • Annual REDI Auction - December 4

    The International Studies Program is proud to once again host the Fall Silent Auction to support the Rural Ecuador Development Initiative. REDI is a 501c3 charitable organization that supports development and humanitarian efforts in rural Ecuador. The Silent Auction is a great opportunity to purchase unique holiday gifts and support an important international cause. Proceeds from the Silent Auction will be used to purchase holiday food baskets for families in need in rural Ecuador.


  • Whole bean coffee for sale to support REDI projects - December 4

    Rural Ecuador Development Initiative (REDI) is selling whole bean coffee with all proceeds going to support REDI projects. The coffee is $12.50 per 1lb bag and is a unique blend of high grown South American varieties. It is small batch roasted and sure to make a great holiday gift.


  • Global Salon Series - Dr. Marco Lara Gracia - November 30

    Global Salon

  • Conflict of Interest: Compliance Disclosure Requirements

    Under the Indiana conflicts of interest law, University employees are required to file disclosure statements stating any financial interest which the individual may be in any University contract or purchase.  The responsibility for filing disclosure statements rests on the person with the potential conflict of interest.  Copies of the Conflict of Interest: Compliance Disclosure Requirements and the disclosure statement are available in the office of the Vice President for Finance and Administration, and may be downloaded from

    Questions concerning conflicts of interest and statutory requirements should be directed to Mr. Steve Bridges, Vice President for Finance and Administration at 812-464-1849. 

  • USI Tech Store Faculty and Staff Appreciation Event - 11/23 - 11/25

    Tech Store Apprciation

  • Giving Tree ornaments available - help families in need

    The Giving Tree ornaments are now out at the locations named below and the ornaments
    range in gift requests for children ages 1 to 18 years from 17 families.

    There are also ornaments for food items that are distributed to international students
    who are not able to leave campus during the winter break.

    The Giving Tree is an outreach of the USI Staff Council and is also part of the
    USI Strategic Plan to Preserve and Nurture our Campus Community.
    Staff Council asks that if you can, please take one (or two) ornaments to help
    brighten the Holiday Season for a USI family!

    USI Giving Trees are located in these Campus Offices: 
    Admissions – Biology – College of Business – Dean of Students – Foundation
    Government Relations – Health Professions – Liberal Arts
    Public Safety and Security - Rice Library – Travel – University Division
    and Housing and Residence Life.

    (please return your wrapped gift/s to the tree location where you took the ornament/s)


  • USI documentary "Shaping the Future" available online

    USI's 50th anniversary documentary "Shaping the Future" is now available to view online.

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  • USI's alumni magazine accepting submissions - deadline December 18

    Hand WritingSubmit creative writing

    The University of Southern Indiana's alumni magazine will now include creative writing submissions from alumni, faculty, staff and students. Students must be current at the time of publication. Each issue, published in March/April and September/October, will feature editorial staff picks, written in one of three genres: fiction, creative nonfiction or poetry. Please send your most professional work.

    Length of submissions should be as follows:

    * Short story, creative nonfiction and essays — maximum 1,500 words

    * Poetry — 3 to 5 poems

    Send submissions in the body of an email — no attachments will be opened. Include your name and the genre in the subject line (ex. Jane Smith, fiction), and your name, phone number, email address and a brief writer's biography in the body of the email.

    All submissions must be original work. Previously published work will be accepted as long as the author holds the rights to that work.

    The University regrets authors cannot be paid at this time, but selected submissions will be delivered into hands of the magazine's 47,000 readers. Two contributor's copies of the magazine and an electronic tear sheet for his/her portfolio can be provided to authors published in the magazine.

    The University is eager to showcase the works of USI's most creative people, so send your submissions to

    The deadline for submissions for the next issue of USI Magazine is December 18, 2015.

  • “50 Shades of Clay” at New Harmony Gallery of Contemporary Art

    The New Harmony Gallery of Contemporary Art invites you to an exhibition, “50 Shades of Clay,” from October 31 to December 18. The theme is taken from the pop cultural phenomenon, 50 Shades of Grey. The exhibition is free and open to the public. With works juried by Lenny Dowhie, USI professor emeritus of art, “50 Shades of Clay” features an exciting selection of contemporary ceramicists. Read more...

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