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  • Vote for the coolest artifact in Rice Library's archives during "Arch Madness"

    To celebrate March Madness, the University Archives and Special Collections at Rice Library is taking votes for the coolest artifact the Archives. Beginning Monday, February 27, with the Sweet 16, library relics will begin the battle for the ultimate honor of becoming USI’s coolest artifact.

    Each week, the Archives will post the artifact teams competing in “Arch Madness.” Items from four areas: University, regional, special and communal will compete towards the championship round. You can vote through Rice Library’s Facebook, Twitter or blog accounts, or swing by the University Archives and Special Collections on the third floor of the library, and vote in person.

    See what items make it through the competitive brackets.

    Dates:

    Sweet 16: February 27 to March 12

    Elite eight: March 13 to March 19

    Final four: March 20 to March 26

    Championship: March 27 to April 1

    Students, faculty and staff can vote each week on their favorite artifacts and see if their pick will be the champion … of the Archives!

    For more information contact James Wethington at jawethingt@usi.edu or 812-464-1824

  • Registration open for summer public health "Go Viral" camp

    EVSC Southern Indiana Career and Technical Center and Southwest Indiana AHEC are offering a one-week summer camp to explore disease outbreaks, basic epidemiology, disease tracking, integration of public health with medical care and the variety of careers in public health.

    Who: For current 7th and 8th graders in Gibson, Posey, Spencer, Vanderburgh and Warrick counties

    When: June 5-9, 2017

    Time: 8 a.m. - 12 p.m.

    WhereSouthern Indiana Career and Technical Center

    Cost: $20 (non-refundable, payable at time of camp)

    Breakfast and lunch will not be served. Bus transportation will not be available.

    Find out more and register online.

    If you have any questions about the camp, please contact:

    Gwen Barnett (SICTC):  812/435-8808 or gwen.barnett@evsck12.com

    Kerseclia L. Patterson (SWI-AHEC): 812/228-5048 or

  • New hires, promotions, transfers and reclassifications

    New hires

    Jennifer Barry, Bursar Assistant, Business Office
    Marissa West, Group Exercise Instructor, Recreation, Fitness and Wellness
    Teresa Rynkiewich, Administrative Associate, Student Affairs
    Anastasia Draper, Assistant Director, IT Security
    Taylor Gwaltney, Evening Building Supervisor, Recreation, Fitness and Wellness
    Mary Laughlin, Senior Accounting Assistant, Business Office

    Promotions, transfers and reclassifications

    Gary Burgorf
    From: Construction Administrator, Facility Operations and Planning
    To: Construction Project Manager, Facility Operations and Planning

  • New Faculty Academy: Session 9

    Wednesday, March 1 from 2 - 3 p.m.

    or

    Thursday, March 2 from noon - 1 p.m.

    The New Faculty Academy (NFA) is a year-long program is designed specifically for first-year faculty to launch their academic careers. Its goal is to help participants develop strategies and learn about resources to their success in teaching, scholarship/research, and service work. NFA is a cohort-based program that provides participants opportunities to learn and connect with peers.

  • Liberal Arts Faculty Colloquium: Al Holen

    Alisa (Al) Holen
    Assistant Professor of Art
    Friday, March 17, 2017, Kleymeyer Hall (LA0101), 3:00pm


    "The Persistence of the Handmade Object"

    This lecture will explore the handmade object.  One of the questions to be covered will be why makers, including myself, still have the desire and passion to make handmade objects given the considerable time and effort involved.  In addition, I will explore what ultimately gives these handmade objects their value, both intrinsic and extrinsic.  And finally, why do people continue to desire handmade objects even long after they have ceased to be necessary in our modern society.  

  • 2017 Budget Hearings

    Wednesday, March 15

    9:00 am – 10:00 am

    University Overview

    Carter Hall ABC

    President Linda L. M. Bennett

    Friday, March 17

    9:00 am – 11:00 am

    Technology Services

    Carter Hall ABC

    Mr. Richard Toeniskoetter

    Recruitment and Retention

    Carter Hall ABC

    Mr. Andy Wright

    Friday, March 24

    9:00 am – 12:00 pm

    Campus as Home

    Mitchell Auditorium

    Dr. Marcia Kiessling

    Academic Affairs/Regional Partnerships

    Mitchell Auditorium

    Dr. Ron Rochon

    Campus Community

    Mitchell Auditorium

    Dr. Nicholas LaRowe, Ms. Nita Musich,

    and Mr. Larry Back

    Friday, March 31

    9:00 am – 11:00 am

    University Operations

    Mitchell Auditorium

    Mr. Steve Bridges

    External Relations

    Mitchell Auditorium

    Ms. Cindy Brinker and Mr. David Bower

     The budget hearings are open to the campus community and all are welcome to attend.

  • Time to Get Fit Program application going paperless

    The Time to Get Fit Program is now completely online. The Time to Get Fit Program is designed to get employees to exercise and use USI resources to get FIT. This program is available to all full time employees.  

    You may use up to one hour per week of work time for exercise activities. This one hour can be used in four 15 minute periods, two 30 minute periods or one 1-hour period and cannot vary from one week to the next. The time off must occur during your normal work week and can extend the total lunch or break time or be an independently designated time period, except at the start or end of the work shift. View full program rules. Remember a new application needs to be completed each semester. Complete your application online.

  • Award Winning Play: Vagina Monologues

    V-Day USI will present a benefit reading of Eve Ensler’s award winning play The Vagina Monologues at 7 p.m. Thursday February 23 and Friday February 24 in Forum 3 of the Wright Administration Building.  Tickets are $7, with a limited number of advance tickets available, the doors open at 6:30 p.m. The USI Philosophy Club, Gender Studies, and Students for Gender Violence Awareness sponsor this benefit performance.  The Philosophy Club has been working every year with other clubs and groups to present The Vagina Monologues as a benefit fundraiser since 2007.  Join as we rise, release, and dance to demand justice for women and girl survivors of violence.

    Ninety percent of the proceeds go to Willow Tree of Posey County, which works to help women and girls coping with sexual assault and domestic violence. The remaining ten percent of the proceeds go to the V-Day 2017 Spotlight Campaign working to end violence against women in the workplace. 

     For more information contact, Mary Lyn Stoll at 812-461-5244 or mlstoll@usi.edu

  • Free public film screening of Easy Living (1937)

    Movie description from IMDb: J.B. Ball is one of the wealthiest and most influential investment bankers in the country. J.B. is having problems at home with both his adult son, John Jr., and his wife, Jenny. John Jr. is rebelling against the family name, as he wants to make it on his own without his father's help.

    Director: Mitchell Leisen

    11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.

    Tuesday, February 28

    Wright Administration, Forum I

  • Getting Students Engaged in an Online Learning Environment
    Tuesday, February 28 12:00pm - 1:00pm
    FA 046 

    Online Learning invites you to a "This is How I Teach" session featuring Bartell Berg and Nick LaRowe.

    Lunch is provided. Please RSVP at http://doodle.com/poll/pkbrb4sxhn99m39f

    For questions regarding these events, contact Distance Learning at dlhelp@usi.edu or call 812-228-5124.

  • Practice and Feedback: How Learning Works Workshop
    Friday, February 24 11:30am - 1:00pm

    We will explore how to effectively design activities that provide your students to practice their skills and applying knowledge and using feedback to facilitate their learning and discuss research-based strategies to address issues around this topic.

    Why Attend?

    * Increase your knowledge of research-based principles of the role of practice and feedback on student learning.

    * Develop plans to implement research-based strategies to help your students use practice and feedback in your courses.

    * Connect, learn, and share with colleagues across campus.

    The Details

    In the How Learning Works workshop series, participants will explore a different learning principle each month. We will be using the following book as a guide and reference (available electronically through the Rice Library):

    * Ambrose, S.A. et al. (2010). How Learning Works: Seven Research-based Principles for Smart Teaching. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass. ISBN 978-0-470-48410-4.

    * A summary may be found at https://www.cmu.edu/teaching/principles/

    It is recommended that participants complete the pre- and post-workshop activities and participate in online discussions to extend their learning experience beyond the workshop itself. Participants who participate in at least 4 of the 7 workshops and follow-on activities will earn a letter of completion.

    Spring 2017 workshop dates are February 3, February 24, March 16, and April 20.

    For more information contact the Center for Excellence and Teaching at CETL@usi.edu or 812-461-5476.

  • USI employment opportunities from February 6 - 24

    Faculty/Adjunct Faculty

    Instructor in Biology, Pott College of Science, Engineering, and Education

    Professional/Administrator

    Executive Director of Online Learning, Distance Learning

    Advisor & Coordinator of Programs and Services, University Division

    Service, Maintenance, Security

    Parking Attendant, Public Safety

    Part-Time, Temporary, Seasonal

    Program Coordinator, Summer Rehab Program

    Assistant Program Coordinator, Summer Rehab Program

    Maintenance Mechanics, Summer Rehab Program

    Area Leaders, Summer Rehab Program

    Crew Supervisors, Summer Rehab Program

    Crew Members, Summer Rehab Program

    Summer Enrichment Camp Assistant Teacher, Pott College/Children's Learning Center

  • RCR Workshop: Data Acquisition and Laboratory Tools
    Tuesday, February 28 1:30pm - 2:30pm in UC 2206

    Presented by Eric Greenwood, Physics

    The Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) Committee offers workshops each semester as part of its commitment to ethical research training for all USI researchers. Workshops/seminars are presented by faculty on specific topics selected from the Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) requirements and often include case studies and discussion to foster and encourage audience participation. A ll researchers, faculty, and students, are welcomed to attend.

    This event is sponsored by the Office of Sponsored Projects and Research Administration (OSPRA) and its RCR Committee. For more information, please visit http://www.usi.edu/ospra/responsible-conduct-of-research-(rcr)/

    To RSVP, please email rcr@usi.edu.

  • Presentation - Sexual Violence: Prevention and Response

  • FACT (Formative assessment of Classroom Teaching) Program

    Are you interested in receiving feedback from your students on your teaching effectiveness?  The FACT/eFACT Program assists instructors with their reflective teaching by providing them with anonymous mid-semester feedback from their students.  FACT Consultants serve as facilitators to gather student feedback.

    Any faculty member may request a FACT for their own course.  A FACT is most effective when a faculty member is willing to be reflection and use self-assessment to improve their teaching and their students’ learning.  A FACT is not intended to be used evaluation purposes, and a FACT visit is not a peer observation/evaluation.  CETL offers separate observation and assessment programs.

    If you are interested in having a FACT conducted, consider a course from which you would get the most valuable feedback.  This semester, FACT/eFACTs will be conducted in February-early March.  Please request a FACT visit by completing the form at  https://www.usi.edu/cetl/teaching-learning/fact-program .

    For more information contact 812-461-5476 or CETL@usi.edu.

  • Sitting Meditation and Quiet Reflection Time

    Join the Counseling Center staff on Friday afternoons for a session of group sitting meditation in a quiet space. Everyone, from seasoned practitioners to total meditation newbies, are welcome to participate. Education and support on establishing and developing a meditation practice will be offered for interested participants as needed. Come be a part of this opportunity to incorporate meditation into your wellness routine! Sitting cushions will be available, but feel free to bring your own.

    Recreation, Fitness and Wellness Center (Room 309) from 1:15 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.

    February dates: 3, 10, 17 and 24

    March dates: 3, 17, 24 and 31

    April dates: 7, 21 and 28

  • Employee Bible study

    Employee Bible study is offered each Wednesday from 12 noon until 1:00 pm in the UC 2206. Contact Debra Clark (dclark@usi.edu) for more information.

    Sponsored by the Office of Religious Life and led by USI employees for the community.

  • Elevating Spirit@USI Campus Store promotion

    Women’s 8.8 oz. mid-weight polyester performance fleece jacket with mesh face. Features moisture wicking technology. Accented with contrast panels along front and back body, two zippered front pockets and raglan sleeves. Half rib-trim cuffs and draw-cord bottom hem for a custom fit.

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