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  • Rice Library Head of Reference and Instruction Librarian Candidate Presentations

    You are invited to attend presentations by the three finalists for the Rice Library Head of Reference and Instruction librarian position.   The presentations to be held in Rice Library Lab A.

    Monday, December 10: Jessica Moyer will present from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.  

    Jessica Moyer serves as director of library services at Lindsey Wilson College.  She received a bachelor of arts in European history and master of library and information science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champagne, as well as a doctorate of philosophy from the University of Minnesota, twin cities.

    Tuesday, December 11: Stephanie Warden will present from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.  

    Stephanie Warden serves as Information Literacy Librarian at the University of Wisconsin, Superior.  She received a bachelor of arts in history with a minor in English and Spanish from Georgetown College and a master of science in library and information science from the University of Kentucky.

    Wednesday, December 12: Shane White will present from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.  

    Shane White serves as Information Literacy Librarian at the University of Evansville Library.  He received his bachelor of arts in literature from the University of Evansville and a master of library and information studies from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

    Attendees will be asked to fill out a feedback survey and provide their responses and feedback to the Head of Reference and Instruction Search Committee for each candidate.

  • End of Semester Munch Money Sale

    Munch Money SaleAs the end of the semester nears, Sodexo is offering a deal on Munch Money. For every dollar added to an account, Sodexo will contribute an additional 25%. (For example, get an extra $25 when you add $100.) This deal continues through Friday, December 14. Munch Money can be added by visiting the Eagle Access Card office (the office closes at 3 p.m. on December 14) or by visiting 

  • Shop at Columbia Sportswear Employee Store

    Columbia Sportswear Employee Store InvitationUSI employees and alumni are invited to take advantage of discounts at the Columbia Sportswear Employee Store in Henderson, Kentucky. Items are marked with a discount of 40-50% off regular retail pricing.

    To shop, employees must bring this invitation, proof of employment (USI ID) and a photo ID. Alumni must bring this invitation, proof of enrollment (Alumni Association membership card) and a photo ID. 

    Invitations are valid for the invitation holder and four guests through Sunday, December 16. The store is located at 2480 US Hwy 41 North in Henderson. 

  • Bidding open for 2018 AAA Silent Auction

    AAA Auction Items

    Picture this … the Administrative Assistants and Associates (AAA) Silent Auction has a bit of everything this year. If you need to update the artwork in your home, there are several beautiful framed prints up for bid, including one by Michael Aakhus. Ready to watch a little basketball? They have tickets! Looking for gift ideas, holiday items or things that are warm and fuzzy? There is something for you and everyone on your shopping list.

    Bidding will start on Friday, November 30 through midnight on Thursday, Dec. 6. All winners will be notified Friday, December 7, and all items will need to be paid for and picked up on Tuesday, December 11.

    The money collected from this auction will support the AAA scholarship fund. This group hopes to raise enough to provide three $500 scholarships to USI students for the 2019-2020 academic year. 

    To see all of the items in this year’s auction, please search for Administrative Assistants and Associates at and click on the “Silent Auction” link. The items are also displayed in the case outside of Mitchell Auditorium in the Health Professions Center.

  • Elevating Spirit at USI December Sale Item

    Elevating Spirit Item - Archie plush

    Turkey is so last month - the latest Elevating Spirit @ USI sale item is the first ever official Archie plush! Receive 25 percent off through December 23 on a great gift to give or receive.

  • Campus METS Shuttle Route Time Change

    Effective Monday, December 3, USI Campus Shuttle 3 will change hours of operation from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. to 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. This change was made after evaluating peak rider data. The other two campus shuttles and West Connection will continue to operate on their regular schedules. Campus shuttle information may be found at and the shuttle routes may be monitored in real time at

  • Watch the UNITE CubeSAT launch live

    ThThe UNITE CubeSAT, a satellite designed by USI students through a NASA grant, is scheduled for launch at 12:16 p.m. Wednesday, December 5 from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. The CubeSAT will be loaded on a SpaceX Dragon cargo spacecraft as it heads to the International Space Station on a resupply mission. From there, the satellite will be launched into orbit sometime in early 2019. You can read more about the entire project in the Fall 2017 issue of illume magazine.

    Video of the launch will be live streamed at, as well as at


  • Volunteers needed for annual Late Night Breakfest

    At the start of finals week each semester a Late Night Breakfast and Chill is held at The Loft for students to partake in as they prepare for finals. The National Residence Hall Honorary (NRHH), Activities Programming Board (APB), Student Housing Association (SHA) and Sodexo will be hosting this event. Late Night Breakfast is scheduled for Tuesday, December 4 from 9:00p.m. – 11:00p.m.

    Volunteers are needed to be servers and to help bus tables as the night progresses. There are two shifts: 8:30 - 9:45 p.m. and 9:45 - 11 p.m. Five to seven volunteers are needed for the first shift and three to five volunteers are needed for the second shift.

    If you would be interested in volunteering at Late Night Breakfast, please reply to Sarah Adams at by Thursday, November 29, and specify how long and what you would like to assist with that night.

  • Winter 2018 Planned Electrical Outages

    Facilities will be performing some necessary electrical work in December.  We scheduled the work during the evenings and during Christmas break as much as we could to reduce the amount of “inconveniences” these outages cause. 

    The schedule of electrical outages by dates and buildings is as follows:

    Tuesday, December 4: 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm - Support Services and Griffin Center

    Thursday, December 7: 5:00 pm – 11:00 pm - Business and Engineering Center

    Tuesday, December 11: 9:00 pm – 2:00 am  (Wednesday, December 12) - Health Professions Center

    Thursday, December 13: 5:00 pm – 11:00 pm - Applied Engineering Center and Theater Support

    Friday, December 14: 7:00 pm – 1:00 am (Saturday, December 15): Physical Activity Center and Recreation, Fitness and Wellness Center

    Monday, December 17: University Housing - O’Bannon Hall 7:00 am – 9:30 am; Ruston Hall 10:00am – 12:30pm; Newman Hall 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm; Gov Hall 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

    Tuesday, December 18: 5:00 pm – 1:00 am (Wednesday, December 19) - University Center and Performance Center

    Friday, December 21: 5:00 pm – 3:00 am (Saturday, December 22) - Rice Library, Art Center, Dowhie Ceramics Center and Art Studio

    Wednesday, December 26: 4:00 pm – 2:00 am (Thursday, December 27) - Main Campus (The Main Campus outage will affect the entire campus except for the Student Housing areas)

    Thursday, December 27: 10:00 am – 8:00 pm - Science Center, Education Center and Wright Administration Building

    Friday, December 28: 7:00 am – 3:30 pm - Liberals Arts Center and Grounds Center

    For more information, contact Miles Mann at 812-464-1808 or at

  • USI IT Surplus Sale

    USI’s IT Surplus offers used computers at low prices. All computers are sold on a first come first serve basis, and inventory generally sells out fast. IT Surplus offers students, faculty and staff the opportunity to purchase inexpensive computers for classwork, a second computer for the kids to use, or a great gift for yourself, a friend or a family member.

    To reach the IT Surplus Equipment Sale site, log into myUSI and click on the IT Surplus sale icon. Inventory and guidelines for purchasing equipment are detailed on the website.

  • New Hires, Promotions and Reclassifications

    New Hires

    John Perkins
    Career Coordinator
    Career Services and Internships

    Amanda Sammet
    Campus Store Assistant
    Campus Store Operations

    William Harl
    Public Safety Officer
    Public Safety

    Jennifer Riester
    Career Coordinator
    Career Services and Internships

    Promotions and Reclassifications

    Jacob Greenwell
    Sr. Storeroom Assistant / Facility Operations & Planning
    Previously: Storeroom Assistant / Facility Operations & Planning

    Kathleen Oeth
    Sr. Administrative Associate/ College of Liberal Arts
    Previously:Administrative Associate/ College of Liberal Arts

  • Elevating Spirit Item - November 2018

    Elevating Spirit November 2018

    November's Elevating Spirit at USI item is a crew neck, available in navy, charcoal, crimson and light blue. 25% off while supplies are available in the Campus Store!

  • USI takes home awards in Pride of Case V competition

    USI University Communications and Creative and Print Services were recognized as winners in the annual Pride of CASE V awards competition. Illume has once again been awarded an Honorable Mention in the category of Alumni/Institution Magazine, 10,000 FTE and up, and USI Today took Silver in the Best Electronic Newsletter category! Both of these awards were against large public and private universities in CASE Region V. Congratulations to all!

  • Performance Evaluation Steering Committee update

    The Performance Evaluation Steering Committee project and members were announced at the Support Staff General Meeting on August 2, 2018. Since August 29, 2018, the committee has met on four occasions, discussing and planning the best methods for collecting feedback. The committee has decided to utilize a survey, focus group sessions, and interviews with USI employee organization members to collect feedback from support staff and supervisors about the effectiveness of our current process as well as exploring what is most important in an effective performance management system. Once dates are confirmed, the committee will announce when the survey will be released and when employees will be contacted for focus group sessions and interviews. If you have any questions about the project or would like to express your interest in providing feedback, please contact project manager, Shelby Jackson, at

    The steering committee consists of the following campus constituents:

    Andrea Gentry, Director of Development, Foundation
    Vince Frazier, Science and Engineering Lab Technician, Pott College of Science, Engineering and Education
    Lynn Melms, Human Resource Business Partner, Human Resources
    Dr. Zane Mitchell, Dean, Pott College of Science, Engineering and Education
    Kathy Oeth, Administrative Associate, College of Liberal Arts
    William Pool, Transfer Credit Coordinator, Registrar’s Office
    Kenneth Rose, Lead Custodial Worker, Facility Operations and Planning
    Kate Rotramel, Manager of Employment, Human Resources
    Jeff Sickman, Controller and Assistant Treasurer, Business Office
    Stephanie Walden-Schwake, Associate Director, Recreation, Fitness and Wellness
    Tanner Watkins, Administrative Assistance, College of Nursing and Health Professions

  • 2018 United Way Campaign

    Like the University of Southern Indiana, United Way of Southwestern Indiana has a proud history and strong traditions. The organization has served families in Vanderburgh, Warrick, and Spencer counties for over 90 years and continues to make our community a better place to live and work. When you give to United Way, you help families in crisis, provide health care to seniors and disabled adults, and give children a preschool education they would not experience otherwise. Your gift can help feed the hungry, fight domestic violence, and mentor young adults.

    This year, USI faculty and staff will be able to make pledges online using a form that is quick and easy to complete to allow a direct deduction from your pay or other options, as you choose. If you already have charities you support and are unable to give to the United Way, indicate on the form “not this year.”

    The United Way Pledge Form can be found online at the link sent to your USI email by Dr. Ronald Rochon, USI president. Visit for more information about United Way of Southwestern Indiana and its 75 funded programs. For more information about the USI campaign, contact Kate Rotramel at 812-465-1115 or visit

  • RFWC Family Fun Nights

    The RFWC will be hosting Family Fun Night Friday, October 26th, November 30th, and December 21st from 5:00 PM -7:00 PM.


    Free activities include basketball, volleyball, video games, billards, ping-pong, foosball, fitness equipment, and the climbing center.  All families must be accompanied by a current USI student or employee with valid Eagle Access card.  Only family members of the USI student or employee will be admitted to the RFWC.  Children must be supervised at all times by a parent/guardian.  No one under the age of 16 is permitted to use the fitness equipment (cardio machines, weights).  


    Family Night is free, although all guests will be required to sign the RFWC waiver.  Anyone under the age of 18 will be required to have a parent or guardian signature.


    Climbing Center:  All adult climbers must pass the belay safety certification class before climbing.  Children will be permitted to climb only with a parent who has passed the safety class.  If you have taken the safety class here in the last 6 months, you will not have to take it again.  You can also get certified during our open hours: Monday & Wednesday 2 - 9PM, Tuesday & Thursday 1 - 3PM, and Friday 2 - 7 PM. All climbers must have socks.


    For more information, please call the RFWC at 812-461-5268.

  • Summer 2019 - Online Course Development Program Call for Proposals

    Online Learning is now accepting proposals for the Online Course Development Program (OCDP) for Summer 2019 online courses.

    The OCDP is open to USI full-time faculty members and USI full-time employees. Faculty may earn a stipend, $1000 per credit hour, not to exceed $4,000 for the development of an online course that meets the program requirements.

    The Summer 2019 Course and Approval Form and additional information about the OCDP is available online.  Please submit the completed form with the required signatures to or mail to Belle Cowden, Forum Wing Room 030 by November 30, 2018.


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