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Spring 2022

Spring 2022 Highlights

Spring 2022 Review

USI communications students sweep awards in IASB Competition and gain national attention from BEA 

Communications students were recognized as award winners in 10 categories during the Indiana Association of School Broadcasters (IASB) annual college broadcasting competition ceremony March 26 in Carmel, Indiana. Read more.

The University of Southern Indiana Radio and Television (RTV) program was also named 39th best Overall Program and 7th best Audio Program in the U.S. in the first ever ranking conducted by the Broadcasting Education Association (BEA). The program also ranked in the top 30 for Sports Broadcasting. Read more.

52nd USI Annual Juried Student Art Show

The University of Southern Indiana’s Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition is a presentation of selected student artworks from the past academic year. The works are chosen by an expert in the field of art, invited by the Art and Design faculty for their expertise and understanding of undergraduate art works.

The exhibitions include seventy-four participating artists and will be on display in the McCutchan Art Center / Pace Galleries in the lower level of the Liberal Arts Center through May 1.

Click here to see the complete list of awards and recipients.

Faculty Recognition

The College of Liberal Arts hosted their annual Spring Meeting, continuing the tradition of recognizing faculty and staff who have gone above and beyond in their service to the College. Learn more about our faculty, student, and alumni accomplishments and publications on our LA Achievements page.

Dr. Urska Dobersek  Dr. Cacee Hoyer

Dr. Wesley Durham  Dr. Susanna Hoeness-Krupshaw

USI Theatre finishes season with Twelfth Night

USI Theatre wrapped up its 2021-2022 season with William Shakespeare's Twelfth Night, directed by Elliot Wasserman, Professor of Theatre and Chair of the Philip H. Hagemann Performing Arts Department. The USI community was also invited to join Dr. Charles Conaway, Associate Professor of English, for "An Introduction to Twelfth Night" in the University Center before the final performance.

Program Updates

Master of Public Administration Capstone Students, Meredith Dixon, Beth Alston, Jordan Sanders and Danielle Walker have been working with Evansville non-profit, Aurora, to measure the supply and demand of affordable housing in Evansville. Their report informs the state of housing insufficiency and suggest strategies for the community to strengthen housing for all residents of Evansville. Among the major trends are increasing inflationary pressures, an usually high occupancy rate (~96%) and a finding that over half of Evansville renters are cost burdened (i.e. contributing over 30% of their income to housing costs). While important strides have been made in housing the homeless population and there are a number of new affordable housing options on the horizon, there is likely to be an affordable housing deficit for the near future.


  • Hilary Braysmith, Professor Emerita of Art History
  • Cynthia Christy Baker, Associate Professor of Social Work
  • David Cousert, Associate Professor of Social Work
  • Dr. Joseph Uduehi, Associate Professor of Art Education
  • Dr. Stephen Zehr, Professor of Sociology

Upcoming Events

Friday Night in the Forum Film Series
The Holy Mountain
Friday, May 6, 2022 | 7:30 p.m. | Forum 1 
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Commencement Ceremony
Saturday, May 7, 2022
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Friday Night in the Forum Film Series
Chess of the Wind (1976)
Friday, May 13, 2022 | 7:30 p.m. | Forum 1
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Summer I Session Begins
Monday, May 16, 2022

Summer II Session Begins
Monday, June 27, 2022

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