University of Southern Indiana

Announcements

  • United Way Whiteout Tour

    Physical Activity Center

    Women's basketball starts at 5:30 p.m.

    Men's basketball begins at 7:30 p.m.

  • USI Alumni Homecoming Party 2017

    Alumni, faculty, staff, students and families are all invited to attend USI's 2017 Homecoming Party.

    The party will be between the women's and men's basketball games from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.  

  • Department of Art and Design - Alumnus in Residence

  • USI Board of Trustees approves the sale of off-campus, surplus University property

    At the January 12, 2017 meeting, the USI Board of Trustees approved the sale of off-campus, surplus University property. Formerly serving as the USI Theatre, scene and costume design shops, the buildings and property at 3001 Igleheart Avenue and 96 N. Barker Avenue will be auctioned. Since construction of the Performance Center and support buildings on campus, the former theatre buildings are only used for storage. Proceeds from the sale will be used to create on-campus storage to support USI Theatre and other campus department needs. 

  • Deaconess Mobile Breast Center on campus

    HR is announcing the Deaconess Mobile Breast Center on-campus at Parking Lot N, which is located between University Center West and Liberal Arts.  Please call the number below to set up your appointment directly with Deaconess Breast Services. Inform them that you are a USI employee or spouse of an employee making an appointment.

    Eligibility Requirements for annual screening mammograms on the mobile coach:

    * A physician referral is not required but you must have a physician for reporting purposes.

    * Must be one year since your last mammogram

    * Must not be pregnant or breastfeeding

    * No new breast lumps or concerns. Patients should promptly contact their physician for evaluation if experiencing breast problems.

    Currently Anthem does not cover charges related to the 3-D portion of the mammogram, but Deaconess has agreed to waive that cost for this event as well as 3-D mammograms done at the Deaconess Clinic Downtown and the Deaconess Breast Center.

    For more information contact Wendy Summers at wrsummers@usi.edu or 812-464-1790.

  • Occupational Therapy Assistant Program is sponsoring blood drive at USI

    The Occupational Therapy Assistant Program at USI is sponsoring the next blood drive at USI from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Tuesday, January 24, in Carter Hall D with the Indiana Blood Center. Schedule your appointment online or contact Mary Scheller at mtscheller@usi.edu.

    In addition to the blood drive, there will be a Be The Match bone marrow registry drive, and representatives from the Indiana Donor Network will also have information on how to register as an organ donor.

    Each donor will receive a Riley Children’s Hospital T-shirt!

    Eligibility

    The donation process takes less than an hour. It is recommended that donors
    have a light snack before donating. Most people are eligible to donate. There
    are very few causes for deferral and very few medications that are not
    acceptable.

    Not sure if you are eligible to donate? Email Eligibility.

    Indiana Blood Center must see 550 individuals each and every day to ensure hospital patients near and far have more tomorrows and brighter futures.

    More questions?

    Feel free to contact: Shelly Shearer(sshearer@indianablood.org).

  • Students can win big with the Sixth Man Goldmine Giveaway

    Faculty and staff: Help spread the word.

  • Preserving Evansville - Reflecting Back, Looking Forward

    The History Department is holding an event Wednesday January 18, 2017 6pm USI Kleymeyer Hall

    APPLIED HISTORY:  Preserving Evansville - Reflecting Back, Looking Forward

    Roundtable discussion on the importance of historic buildings and districts to the health and prosperity of a community. This event will highlight the ways in which preserving the built environment can have environmental, cultural, and economic benefits.  What is the role of civic engagement, community activism, and grassroots funding? Our speakers include Evansville community leaders who were instrumental in saving the Owen Block and the Peters-Margedant House as well as a discussion of the efforts to save the Henry E. Cook House, the 19th-century westside home of the vice-president of F.W. Cook Brewing and new directions for historic districts in the city.

    For more information contact Kristalyn Shefveland at 812-461-5434 or kmshefvela@usi.edu.

  • Applications open for Technology Commercialization Academy

    For 2017, USI is excited to announce our fifth year of the award-winning Technology Commercialization Academy, including new programming to give students and our region competitive advantage in the new economy. Applications for this paid internship are due February 1, 2017. Visit www.USI.edu/TCA for more information.

  • USI's Summer Enrichment Camp enrollment

    Need all-day care for your school-age child this summer? Enrollment for USI's Summer Enrichment Camp for children ages 6 -11, of employees and students is open 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday–Friday from Tuesday, May 30 through Friday, July 28, 2017. Call 812-228-5022 or email usi1secamp@usi.edu  for more information. Community enrollment begins February 1.

  • What's new at Rice Library this semester

    Faculty members,

    See what’s new at Rice Library this semester. 

     Also, in keeping with the spirit of reciprocal borrowing, the library loans audio-visual material to other Indiana academic libraries via interlibrary loan (ILL).  If your courses include the use of audio-visual materials from our collection – for example, items you plan to show in your classroom or place on reserve for USI student use – please provide us with the titles you plan to use during the Spring 2017 semester.  These titles will not circulate via ILL.

    Please submit your titles no later than Friday, January 20.  You may direct this information to Debbie Clark, Circulation/Checkout Manager, at dclark@usi.edu or x1922.

  • USI Lost and Found

    USI Public Safety handles lost and found property for the University community including faculty, staff, students and visitors. In order to return items to the owners in a timely fashion, we are asking for your assistance. Found items should be reported to USI Public Safety immediately. Items can be brought to the USI Public Safety Building or you can contact the USI Public Safety Office at 812-464-1845 and an officer will be dispatched to collect the item. DO NOT delay in reporting a found item or store the item at your work area for an extended period of time. Delayed reporting of lost items makes it more difficult to find the owner of the property as most calls seeking lost items come immediately after the item is lost.

  • Celebration of Teaching & Learning Symposium

    Thursday, January 26 in the University Center

    All faculty and staff are invited to participate.  Come hear presentations that focus on improving student engagement and motivation, learning in specific settings or contexts, and fostering civility and inclusive learning environments.  Participants will have opportunities for discussion and interaction.  The Symposium launches CETL’s new initiative in “Making Teaching and Learning Visible.”

    For details and to register, please visit https://www.usi.edu/cetl/teaching-learning/teaching-learning-symposium/.

  • New Faculty Academy Session 7

    Thursday, January 19, 12-1 pm or Monday, January 23, 2-3 pm

    Topic:  Using course evaluations and feedback to improve our teaching.  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.

    For more information contact the Center for Excellence in Teaching & Learning (CETL) at 812-461-5476.

    www.usi.edu/cetl

  • Assessing Student Learning that Occurs Through Service-Learning

    Wednesday, January 18, 12-1 pm

    Workshop participants will learn multiple strategies to assess student learning. In addition, there will be opportunities to begin tailoring methods to assess student achievement of specific course based learning objectives.  The workshop will be facilitated by Dr. Marie Opatrny-Pease, Service Learning Coordinator. 

    Please RSVP at servicelearning@usi.edu . This workshop is sponsored by Outreach & Engagement’s Service Learning Program and co-sponsored by CETL. 

  • 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.

  • Children's Learning Center is accepting applications for children of employees

    USI Children's Learning Center (CLC) is now accepting applications for children ages 2-5 of students, staff and faculty. Registration may be set up through their wait list page.  You can find pricing, hours of operation, and much more on the CLC  homepage. A tour may be set up through CLC manager, Jamie Madigan, manager at jrmadigan@usi.edu.

    They will reach out to families on the wait list on a first come, first serve, for the upcoming summer openings.

  • New hires, promotions, transfers and reclassifications

    New hires

    Melanie Kendrick, Title IX Coordinator, Human Resources

    Jennifer Palmer, Nurse Planner, College of Nursing and Health Professions

    * Chen Chen, Data Manager, College of Nursing and Health Professions
    * Jacob Dicus, Program Coordinator, Student Development Programs
    * Alexandria Drossart, Temporary Clerk, Romain College of Business
    * Ryan Heyse, Public Safety Officer, Public Safety
    * Darrin Still, Custodial Worker, Facility Operations and Planning
    * Amy Pierce, Instructor in Nursing, College of Nursing and Health Professions
    * Alexandria Schoon,
    Tutor, Academic Skills
    * Jonathan Shoptaw,
    Staff Accountant, Business Office
    * Kylie Wolf,
    Accounting Associate, Foundation

    * No headshot available. To schedule a headshot contact Barb Goodwin at bgoodwin@usi.edu or 812-465-7130.

    Promotions, transfers and reclassifications

    Vicki Bierley
    from Senior Administrative Assistant, Distance Learning
    to Inventory Associate, Information Technology

    Dr. Jack Smothers
    Assistant Professor of Management is the new MBA Director, Romain College of Business

    Dr. Tamara Hunt
    Professor of History is the new MALS Director, College of Liberal Arts

  • Student Development Programs - January Jump Start

    Student Development Programs asks you to join them in welcoming back students with their January Jump Start program. There are several opportunities for all to participate.

    * Faculty and Staff are asked to wear the “Welcome USI Students” buttons and nametags from Thursday, January 5 – Friday, January 13 (If you don’t have a button, contact Student Development Programs at 465-7167 or getinvolved@usi.edu and they will send you one.).

    * Contact your building coordinator and assist in providing directions to classrooms the first two days of class.

    * Volunteer to staff the information desk in University Center West during the first two days of the semester (January 9 and 10).
    To volunteer go to http://www.usi.edu/orientation/volunteer-registration/.

    * Use the Frequently Asked Questions to answer questions for students. 

    Thank you for your dedication and commitment to student success at USI. If you have questionscontact Carmen Stoen at 465-7167 or cstoen@usi.edu.

  • USI employment opportunities from December 13 - January 13

    Faculty/Adjunct Faculty

    Instructor/Contract Assistant Professor of Nursing, College of Nursing and Health Professions

    Adjunct Instructor in Political Science and Public Administration, College of Liberal Arts

    Assistant/Associate Professor of Occupational Therapy and Chair of the Occupational Therapy Program, College of Nursing and Health Professions

    Administrator/Professional

    Assistant Men's and Women's Cross Country/Track & Field Coach, Athletics

    Program Coordinator, Technology Commercialization/Outreach and Engagement

    Academic Advisor, College of Nursing and Health Professions

    Office/Clerical

    Evening Building Supervisor (RFWC), Recreation, Fitness & Wellness

    Bursar Assistant, Business Office

    Senior Administrative Assistant, Theatre Management

    Service/Maintenance/Security

    Dispatcher, Public Safety

    Public Safety Officer or Public Safety Sergeant, Public Safety

    Maintenance Mechanic/Senior Maintenance Mechanic (2nd Shift), Facility Operations and Planning

    Custodial Worker (3rd Shift), Facility Operations and Planning

    Part-Time/Temporary

    Senior Accounting Assistant (Part-Time), Business Office

    NODA (Association for Orientation, Transition and Retention in Higher Education) Summer Intern, Student Development Programs

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