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  • IT Advisory: Banner and DegreeWorks Downtime August 10

    USI DegreeWorks and USI Banner and related systems (Banner, Self-Service, BuyUSI, Xtender, Touchnet) will be unavailable to users after 5 p.m. Wednesday, August 10 while IT applies security patches to the Banner database server. This systems are expected to be available by 9 p.m. Wednesday evening, though downtime may be shorter or longer than expected. Please monitor myUSI notifications for the latest estimates on system availability. 

    This downtime will not affect most non-Banner systems such as Blackboard.

  • RFWC altered hours August 15-16

    To accommodate for student worker training, the Recreation, Fitness, and Wellness Center (RFWC) will have altered hours on Monday, August 15 and Tuesday, August 16. 

    On Monday, RFWC will be open from 7 to 8:15 a.m. and noon to 8 p.m. The Aquatic Center will be closed all day Monday. 

    On Tuesday, RFWC will be open from 7 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and 4:30 to 8 p.m. The Aquatic Center will be open. 

    Rain may affect these training hours—call RFWC at 812-461-5268 or check online for any changes to the above schedule. 

  • CALS watermelon social open house August 17

    As part of USI's Welcome Week, the Center for Adult Learner Success (CALS) will host an Adult Learner Open House for the entire campus community. 

    This event will take place from 1 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, August 17 in the CALS conference room and suite, HP 3084. It will be a come-and-go, informal setup. Watermelon, popcorn, cookies and beverages will be served. 

    This open house is an opportunity to get to know the CALS team, tour their space and discuss how to work together for the good of adult learners and the University at large. 

  • Rice Library open house for faculty

    Rice Library invites faculty members to Drop-In Help Session and Pop-Up Open House before the start of the Fall Semester. 

    This event will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesday, August 17 and 10 a.m. to noon Thursday, August 18 in the Reading Room on the fourth floor. 

  • New hires, promotions and retirements through July 22

    New Hires/Rehires

    Shelby Jackson
    HR Generalist (Part-Time, Temporary), Human Resources

    Seth LaRue
    Assistant Baseball Coach, Athletics Administration 

    Heather Polley
    Special Events Supervisor, Special Events and Scheduling Services

    Charles Moore
    Assistant Men's Basketball Coach (Part-Time), Athletics Administration

    Laura Norrington
    Senior Program Assistant (Part-Time), Lifelong Learning, Outreach and Engagement

    Maria Parshukova
    Administrative Assistant, College of Liberal Arts

  • USI introduces the Savi tool

    A new benefit has been introduced for USI employees—the Savi tool. Through TIAA and powered by Savi, this tool helps strengthen your financial footing in the short term and positions you for student loan forgiveness by helping you find the best federal repayment and forgiveness programs for your situation. It also helps simplify the long-term task of navigating the way to student loan forgiveness. 

    Benefits of this tool include: 

    • Reducing your payment based on your income and family size
    • Free up funds that you can direct toward other financial goals
    • An Essential tool, with a small fee, that removes the complexities of forgiveness by handling all of the paperwork, e-filing and helping you re-certify every year. 
    • A DIY tool that is free and helps you find the forms as well as providing a guide to navigate the complex forgiveness rules. 

    DIY Tool: $0 per year

    • Personalized repayment calculator
    • Forgiveness eligibility detection
    • Basic Federal enrollment guide
    • Student Loan Dashboard
    • Live educational workshops

    Essential Tool: $60 per year

    • Everything in DIY Tool
    • Digital Application with Savi e-file enrollment
    • Maximize forgiveness credits
    • Personalized support from Savi student loan experts
    • Ongoing plan monitoring and management
    • Annual enrollment reminders and policy updates

    USI employees are encouraged to take a minute and find out how much you could lower your monthly student debt payment. Visit for more information.

  • Welcome Week Fall 2022 brochure

    The Fall 2022 Welcome Week brochure from New Student and Transitional Programs is out now! This brochure contains useful information about the event, held from August 17-24, including highlights from all the programs held during the week. New Student and Transitional Program will release a complete program schedule during the second week of August. For more information, visit

  • Part-Time Job Fair for students August 25

    Students looking for part-time jobs on and off campus should attend the Part-Time Job Fair from 2 to 4 p.m. August 25 in Carter Hall. More than 25 employers will be hiring for flexible part-time jobs. On-campus departments interested in having a booth should contact USI Career Services with any questions at or 812-464-1865.

  • USI employment opportunities - July 16-29

    Do you know someone who would be a good fit for one of the following positions now available at USI? Help spread the word! 

    The following positions were added to the USI employment website for the period of July 16, 2022-July 29, 2022


    Administrative Associate, Multicultural Center
    Administrative Associate, Registrar
    Graduate Admissions Assistant, Graduate Studies
    Senior Administrative Assistant, Nursing program, College of Nursing and Health Professions
    Senior Library Assistant (Checkout), David L. Rice Library

    Service/Maintenance and Security

    Lead Grounds Maintenance Workers, Housing/Facility Operations and Planning
    HVAC Operator, Facility Operations and Planning
    HVAC Operator, Facility Operations and Planning
    Public Safety Officer, Public Safety


    Multicultural Program Advisor, Multicultural Center
    Assistant Men's and Women's Cross Country Coach, Athletic Administration


    Instructor or Assistant Professor of Nursing, College of Nursing and Health Professions
    Assistant Professor of Social Work, College of Liberal Arts

    To review and apply to current positions, visit the Human Resources employment website,

    HR Update:

    Recruitment for all USI open positions remains a top priority. One valuable tool at our disposal is social media. That is where your support can play a role. The more people who we can reach with our posts, the more engagements we can make with people following our links to learn more, the more candidates we can likely draw in to applying to open positions. As such, please support USI in one or more of the following ways:

    • Like and follow the USI Human Resources Facebook page (
    • Like or interact with posts
    • Invite family and friends to like and follow the USI Human Resources Facebook page 
    • Share the postings related to searches to department and/or personal Facebook pages, etc. 
  • Welcome Week volunteers needed

    We are just a few weeks away from move-in for students for the Fall Semester! New Student and Transitional Programs is once again asking for volunteers to staff three tents and an inside desk on August 22 and August 23 to help welcome students and provide answers to their questions. This is a fun way to help our students feel at home, plus it only takes a small part of your day. 

     Volunteer registration can be completed online: 

    • Visit SignUp by clicking this link:
    • Review the options listed and choose the spot(s) you would like to volunteer for
    • Answer a few questions so you can be contacted
    • Sign up! You will not need to register an account or keep a password

    *Note: SignUp does not share your email address with anyone.

    If you prefer not to use the online option to sign up, please contact New Student and Transitional Programs at 812-465-7167 or email 

  • USI alumni named to Rotary Club 20 under 40 list

    The Rotary Club of Evansville recently released its annual list of young Evansville professionals, the 20 Under 40 group. Of the 20 listed, nine of those recognized are USI alumni. 

    All 20 Under 40 recipients will be recognized at a dinner reception Sept. 27, hosted by Bally's Evansville. 

    Congratulations to our Screaming Eagles named to list: 

    • Andrew Backes '10, Big Brothers Big Sisters
    • Claire Bosma M'13, Ten Adams
    • Michele Graham '09, Harding, Shymanski & Co. PSC
    • Ernie Griffin '11 M'16 D'22, Evansville Vanderburgh School Corp and Indiana National Guard
    • Dylan Rexing '12, Rexing Companies
    • Ashley Riester, Evansville Regional Economic Partnership
    • Amanda Schmitt '09 M'13, CenterPoint Energy
    • Jeff Wedding '06, Evansville State Hospital
    • Dr. Ryan Wood M'17, Forefront Therapy LLC
  • University Handbook updates released

    Human Resources has released the latest University Handbook updates. The University Handbook is available in an interactive and fully searchable web portal or can be downloaded as a searchable PDF. Both can be accessed at Below are the latest revisions to the University Handbook effective July 23, 2022.

    • C.11 Fee Waivers and Course Enrollments
      • Changed 124 credit hours to when first degree is awarded but not to exceed 132 credit hours
      • Updated Summer maximums to 12 Summer credit hours

    • D.4 Holidays
      • Added Juneteenth as a University holiday

    • F.2 Amorous Relationship
      • Updated accurate policy name and addition of clarifying definitions

    • F.3 Equal Opportunity and Non-Discrimination Policy
      • Updated language regarding protected classes, added clarifying definitions and added internal and external contact information for entities relevant to the policy

    • F.4 Procedures for Resolving Complaints of Discrimination and Harassment
      • Addition of procedures for informal and formal investigations specific to complaints of discrimination and harassment

    • F.5 Tobacco-Free Policy
      • Corrected language and added links to smoking cessation resources

    • F.17 Priorities for Use of University Buildings and Facilities
      • Changed the minimum amount of time for receiving an event request from 36 business hours to three business days prior to the event

    • F.24 Campus Solicitation Policy
      • Updated date

    • F.31 Posting/Chalking Policy
      • Corrected language

    • F.46 Background Checks for Faculty and Staff
      • Updated process to include extending offers of employment contingent on completion of successful background check results

    • F.52 Alcohol Policy at Sponsored Events
      • Updated link and corrected language

    • G.5 Food Service
      • Added information that employees loading a minimum of $50 to their Munch Money account will receive an additional 15% in funds

    Thank you for keeping up to date with University policies and procedures.

  • USI Catering and Dining updates

    The USI Catering team will be implementing updates to the catering menu set to go live near the first of August. Guests will be able to access the new menus at, where they will also be able to view campus catering policies regarding deadlines and approvals. 

    Also in the works, according to Rebecca Diamond, Director of Dining Services, is a student-group focused menu called Square Tomato. This will be geared toward helping with student budget constraints. 

    Both of these projects are being finalized by Sara Samford, Catering Manager; Ann Fisher, Catering Manager, and the catering team. Those seeking more information regarding events, menus and processes can visit to peruse the options offered by USI Dining or reach out to

    New dining options update: 

    Current updates to the dining option in UC East are moving along through the summer, says Diamond. 

    • Apex Lockers are set to arrive soon for the ghost kitchen, set to be MrBeast Burger. This virtual dining concept partners with established kitchens to serve food from the MrBeast menu. This location will provide students with a way to order food through an app and pick up at the lockers. 
    • Mein Bowl, along with Hissho Sushi, will be in the former Fiesta Fuego location.
    • When it comes to the robotic food vending, LeBread robotic is onsite and menu selections are being decided. Yo-Kaipiping hot ramen noodle bowls, is scheduled to arrive soon as well. Some components of The Pizza ATM have been delayed until November and the Chowbotics Sally salad robot has been scrapped by Doordash, says Diamond. Therefore USI Dining is reviewing other options that will be focused on healthy dining choices similar to Sally. 

    Other additions, says Diamond, include new furniture—a group of booths in the center of the dining space—but they have also been delayed due to supply chain backorders. The hope is to have the seating in place during the holiday break. 

    For more information on dining options on campus, visit

  • Evansville Alumni Golf Scramble

    USI Alumni Association is looking for players and sponsors to support the 26th annual Alumni Scholarship Golf Scramble. This year's event will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, September 30 at Fendrich Golf Course, 1900 E. Diamond Avenue.  

    The event will include prizes for women's, men's and mixed foursomes, along with a gift for every player. The day will also have contests for closest to pin, longest drive and putt. Spouses and friends are welcome to play. Lunch will also be provided. 

    Registration deadline is September 16. For more information, please visit the event page.

  • Details for USI Fall Internship and Career Fair

    USI Career Services and Internships has set the date for the Fall Internship and Career Fair for Wednesday, September 21 in Screaming Eagles Arena. This event is offered each semester to assist students in their job or internship search.

    Employers will be recruiting students from all grade levels for internships and part-time and full-time jobs. Career Services and Internships ask faculty to consider the following: 

    • Add the date and details of the fair to your syllabus
    • Excuse sophomores, juniors and seniors who wish to attend the fair
    • Offer extra credit for attending the fair (a list of attendees can be sent to confirm)
    • Encourage students to view and research employers attending on their USI Career Launch account
    • USI Career Launch will tell students what majors each employer is recruiting, as well as what type of positions they have available (internships and/or jobs)

    Students who need resume assistance, professional clothing or have questions about the fair should contact Career Services at 812-464-1865 or email

    Faculty and staff are invited to meet and speak with employers at the fair. It is a great networking opportunity and will give you better insight into the type of jobs currently available to your students. In addition, Career Services staff is available for class presentations before the fair by request. Do not hesitate to reach out to Career Services if you have any questions. 

  • 2022-2023 Graduate Bulletin

    The 2022-2023 Graduate Bulletin is now available at

    When visiting, the current undergraduate bulletin is in the default publication display. However, use the drop-down list to select other publications, including the 2022-2023 graduate bulletin, current class schedule(s) and archived editions of the bulletins and class schedules.

    Please note that web addresses for specific pages within the bulletin are unique to each year's publication. If a college/department website (or any other location) includes links to specific pages of the bulletin, the URL will need to be updated every year when the next edition is published. Otherwise, users will be directed to outdated information from an archived publication.

    Faculty and staff are encouraged to share this information with students and others as needed.

  • Eagle Access Card office hours change

    USI Dining will change the Eagle Access Card office hours to 8:30 a.m. to noon Monday through Friday during the summer until August 12, 2022, with the exception for New Student Orientation Days. 

    If you are in need of assistance between noon and 3 p.m. during these days, please email to make arrangements.

  • 2022 Staff Council election results

    The University of Southern Indiana Staff Council would like to congratulate and welcome the 2022-2024 representatives: 

    • Bryce Anker
    • Raffaella "Ella" Avolio-Alschbach
    • Jennifer Day
    • Deirdre Hartman
    • Kathleen Kinney
    • Tiffany Porter
    • Caitlin Woolsey

    The following members will continue to serve out their 2021-2023 term: 

    • Cynthia Braker
    • Emily Brinkmeyer
    • Gloria Butz
    • Jamie Curry
    • Tammy Jewell
    • Terri Kendall
    • Pamela Kobe
    • Amanda Mitchell 
    • Dawn Paris
    • Kimberly Tanner
    • Charles Walton
    • Stephanie Wildeman
    • Rhonda Woolsey

    The Staff Council is still in need of alternates — non-voting representatives who serve a term of office for one fiscal year (July 1 through June 30). In the event of a relinquished position of a voting representative, an alternate will step into the position and finish out the relinquished representative's term. The alternate's replacement term will be considered his/her/their first term.

    Becoming an alternate is a great way to meet new people and find out what Staff Council is all about. If you are interested in becoming an alternate, please contact , or send an inquiry through the "Submit an Issues or Concern" link on the left of the Staff Council website:

    The Staff Council represents the non-exempt staff of USI. Its purpose is to support the University and assist in making the managerial process more effective by encouraging the enhancement of the work environment and work life of employees, fostering staff involvement 

  • May 2022 Administrative Senate election results

    During May, Administrative Senate held elections for the 2022-2024 term. The Nominations and Elections Committee reported 57.5% of administrative staff eligible to vote participated in the election. 

    The following individuals have been elected to serve on Administrative Senate for the term of 2022-2024: 

    Executive Committee
    Vice Chair — Taylor Gogel 
    Secretary/Treasurer — Tricia Tieken

    At-Large Senator — Laurie Wilson
    District 1 Senator — Aaron Pryor
    District 2 Senator — Lee Keitel
    District 3 Senator — Jennifer Hertel
    District 4 Senator — Erin Altman

    Those continuing in Administrative Senate for the academic year of 2022-2023 are as follows: 

    Executive Committee
    Chair — Steven Stump
    Past Chair — Jake Hansen

    District 1 Senator — Nathan Payne
    District 2 Senator — Robert Threet
    District 3 Senator — Trista Lutgring
    District 4 Senator — Betsy Mullins

    Senators and Executive Committee members whose service is ending June 30, 2022 are: Maggie Carnahan, Nick Bebout, Megan Doyle, Ray Simmons, Carissa Prince, Will Pool, Brandi Hess and Britney Orth. 

    If you are interested in participating in Administrative Senate, committee member re-appointments for standing committees will begin soon. You can learn more about the standing committees at  If you are interested in being a part of one of these committees, please contact Steven Stump at    

  • University Health Center COVID-19 vaccine and booster updates

    The University Health Center is administrating the COVID-19 vaccine and boosters on Tuesdays during summer hours. Primary Pfziar vaccine and first booster (third dose) are available for USI students, employees and the public (anyone 12 years and older). The second booster (fourth dose) is only available for those 50 years of age and older, or those who are immunocompromised.

    The UHC's summer hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday; again COVID-19 vaccine and booster shots will be administered on Tuesdays only. PCR antigen tests for COVID-19 is still available by appointment from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

    For more information or to schedule an appointment at UHC, call 812-465-1250.

  • Graduate assistant positions available

    Students who are attending graduate school at USI are encouraged to check out Graduate Assistant positions to help pay for school and build their resume as they enter the workforce. Please share this opportunity with students for summer and 2022-2023 school year opportunities. Learn more about graduate assistantships at USI by visiting the Graduate Resources webpage.

  • Staff Council looking for voting and non-voting alternates

    Staff Council currently needs voting and non-voting members who serve as alternates on the Staff Council. Non-voting members take the place of representatives who are no longer able to fill their post due to employment changes or resignation. Non-voting members are encouraged to attend all Staff Council meetings and volunteer for all Staff Council sponsored events. Service as a non-voting member helps develop understanding of Staff Council and helps better qualify employees for service as a voting member of Staff Council.

    Staff Council meets once a month for about an hour. Standing committees also meet once a month for about one hour.

    Benefits of Staff Council service include:

    • Resume builder
    • Build relationships with employees on campus. This is good for newer employees.
    • Learn about the university and how it works
    • Address issues of employment
    • Sense of pride

    Please email Tammy Jewell, , if you are interested in joining Staff Council or have any questions.

    For more information about Staff Council, visit the webpage.

  • Ascension St. Vincent Breast Center Mobile Screening on campus

    Human Resources has announced Ascension St. Vincent Breast Center Mobile 3-D Screening Mammography will be on campus this spring and fall to provide screening mammograms to employees. 

    • October 20

    From 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., the mobile screening will be located in Parking Lot I, located behind the Physical Plant Service Center. To participate, please call Ascension St. Vincent Breast Center at 812-485-4437 to schedule your screening. When calling to schedule, please mention the location you will attend and that you are a USI employee or spouse of a USI employee making an appointment for the day. Please bring to your appointment your insurance cards and physician order if you have one (not required). 

    You are eligible for a screening mammogram if: 

    • You are age 40 or older
    • You are age 31-39 with a family history of breast cancer and a referral from your physician
    • Your last mammogram was at least one year ago
    • You are asymptomatic for breast diseases
    • To prevent a possible false positive result, please be sure it has been at least 4 weeks since your last COVID vaccine/booster
  • Deaconess Mobile Breast Center on campus

    Human Resources is announce the Deaconess Mobile Breast Center will be on campus this spring and fall to provide screening mammograms to employees. 

    • Friday, September 30

    The mobile screenings will take place from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Parking Lot I, located behind the Physical Plant Service Center. To participate, schedule an appointment by calling 812-450-6266. Bring your photo ID and medical insurance card at the time of your visit. 

    Eligibility requirements for annual screening mammograms on the mobile coach: 

    • Screening mammograms are ages 40 and up.
    • Screening mammograms ages under 39 will need a doctor's order.
    • No new breast lumps or concerns. Patients should contact their physician for evaluation if experiencing breast problems.
    • Most insurances will want patients to wait one year and one day for the mammogram. 
    • To prevent a possible false positive result, please be sure it has been at least 4 weeks since your last COVID vaccine/booster.

  • Center for Adult Learner Success Tech Tuesdays

    Have questions about technologies available to USI students? These might include resources available through the David L. Rice Library or any of the following Eagle Apps: 

    • Blackboard
    • VoiceThread
    • Outlook
    • Office365
    • DegreeWorks
    • RaveAlert
    • Banner Self-Service

    Join the Center for Adult Learner Success for Tech Tuesdays at 2 p.m. every Tuesday in Health Professions Center 3084. An open consultation about technologies and resources for students will be held for one hour. In-person walk-ins are welcome or students may schedule an online appointment by emailing 

  • Congratulations to our Spring 2022 employee graduates!

    Congratulations to these USI employees who earned their degrees this spring!

    Mary P. Biever
    Senior Gift Processing Assistant/USI Foundation
    Individualized Studies

    Jared S. Chestnut
    RFWC Opening Supervisor/Recreation, Fitness, and Wellness Center
    Sport Management

    Joy A. Cook
    Associate Professor of Radiologic and Imaging Sciences, Chair of Radiologic and Imaging Sciences/Radiologic and Imaging Sciences Program
    Educational Leadership (EdD)

    Anastasia M. Draper
    Deputy Chief Information Officer and Deputy Chief Information Security Officer/Information Technology
    Applied Studies

    Cara Dunn
    Academic Advisor/Advising Center-Nursing and Health Professions
    Master of Communication

    Allison F. Grabert
    Director of Southwest Indiana STEM Resource Center/Pott College of Science, Engineering, and Education
    Educational Leadership (EdD)

    Ian M. Graves
    Assistant Men & Women Cross Country and Track Coach/Athletics Administration
    Engineering Management (MBA)

    Anita K. Hagan
    Professional Development Specialist/Center for Health Professions Lifelong Learning
    Advanced Practice

    Brandi S. Hess
    Director of Web Services/Web Services
    Data Analytics Master of Business Administration

    Kaylee A. Johnson 
    Media Relations Specialist/University Communications
    Master of Communication

    Victoria Krug
    Enrollment Operations Analyst/Undergraduate Admissions
    Data Analytics (MBA)
    (No photo available)

    Jailine M. McElroy
    IT Inventory Associate/Information Technology
    Data Analytics-Business certificate
    (No photo available)

    Angela Morris M. 
    IN SANE Training Coordinator/College of Nursing and Health Professions
    Nursing Education

    TerriSue Morris
    Senior Payroll Assistant/Human Resources
    Human Resources (MBA) 

    Betsy Jo Mullins
    Coordinator of Business Operations/Housing and Residence Life Operations
    Data Analytics (MBA)

    Katherine R. Peak
    Clinical Assistant Professor of Radiologic and Imaging Sciences/Radiologic and Imaging Sciences Program
    Educational Leadership (EdD)

    Heather M. Schmuck 
    Clinical Associate Professor of Radiologic and Imaging Sciences, Clinical Coordinator /Radiologic and Imaging Sciences Program
    Educational Leadership (EdD)

    Darrin D. Sorrells
    Learning Specialist/Academic Skills
    Adjunct Faculty/Academic Skills
    Adjunct Faculty/Kinesiology and Sport
    Sport Management

    Susan R. Todd
    Academic Advisor/Advising Center-Liberal Arts
    Liberal Studies
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    Ryan D. Williams 
    Adjunct Faculty/Radiologic and Imaging Sciences Program
    Healthcare Administration (MBA)
    (No photo availabe)

  • Casual dress for summer 2022

    As the Spring 2022 Semester comes to an end, employees are reminded that casual dress will be allowed during the summer months. Beginning May 9 and ending on August 12, employees may wear professional, casual dress during this time; jeans with no holes are acceptable. Employees should dress more professionally for meetings as needed during this time. 

  • IT Advisory—Zoom cloud storage clean up

    This IT Advisory is for all users of the Zoom cloud storage space. As the University continues to pivot and meet the needs of the students during these continuing pandemic times, users need to stay aware of how we are using the resources available to us. Currently, the Zoom cloud storage space is at 80% so a little clean up is needed. 

    Please take some time to go through your Zoom cloud recordings and delete or move those recordings that do not need to remain in cloud storage. Many of the files can be downloaded and saved to your personal cloud space (OneDrive) rather than saved in the cloud, clearing up needed space. Below are instructions to walk you through saving those files to OneDrive. 

    As the demands for lecture recording and cloud space continue to grow, it is important that only necessary items are kept on the limited cloud space. If you have questions or need further assistance, please contact IT. 

    Save Zoom recordings to OneDrive: 

    • Go into your Zoom Recordings, choose Cloud Recordings. Next to the files you need to move, choose “more” and then download the files. You can then move those files to a folder you’ve created on your OneDrive. One way is to make a folder for each file you want to save and then move the files one at a time.
    • When you have moved a file, go back into the Cloud space and click “delete” to send those files to the trash bin and remove them from the Cloud.

    You can share these video files directly with students from your OneDrive by putting a weblink to the OneDrive directly into your Blackboard.

    • Create a tab that says “Lectures” or whatever name you'd like, in your Course Menu. Then choose “Build Content” and “Create Web Link” and put the web link of the One Drive folder (you get this by choosing “share” and “copy link” in OneDrive). Then when students click on that link, they should be able to access all content in the One Drive folder.
    • Depending on the size of your videos, you can also choose to “Build Content” and then “Create Item” and attach the video there. This is not ideal for large videos however and the upload time could take a while.
  • 2022 benefit changes

    Human Resources would like to remind employees of two benefit changes coming in 2022 regarding vision coverage and the Employee Assistance Program. 

    Vision coverage: As you probably noticed while enrolling in your benefits for the 2022 year, beginning January 1, 2022, vision coverage has changed to Anthem Blue View Vision. Anthem will send employees who are enrolled a card for vision coverage, but if you also have medical coverage through the University, the new card will include both medical and vision coverages. 

    To learn more about the vision insurance, visit the HR vision insurance page here. 

    Employee Assistance Program: Another change that was seen with the 2022 enrollment involved the Employee Assistance Program (EAP). Beginning January 1, 2022, EAP services will be through The Standard. An EAP program provides short term counseling for a variety of reasons, as well as other work life resources. Please dispose of any materials regarding the previous provider, Deaconess Concern. 

    To learn more about the EAP, visit the HR employee assistance page here. 

    Please note that any appointment through Deaconess Concern beginning January 1, 2022, will be billed through your health insurance and may result in an amount that is the patient's responsibility. 

    If you have any questions regarding these changes or other benefits, reach out to the HR benefits team at

  • Title IX office name change

    The University of Southern Indiana Title IX office has undergone a recent name change. Now known as the Institutional Equity Office, the name change aligns the office with many peer institutions and better communicates the scope of the office's responsibility to the community, which involves handling education, compliance and investigations related to both USI's Sexual Harassment Policy and the Equal Opportunity and Non-Discrimination Policy. 

    On November 29, the University named Chelsea Keaton as the Title IX Coordinator and Affirmative Action Officer. The Office of Institutional Equity reports to Aaron Trump, Chief Government and Legal Affairs Officer.

    For more information, visit the Institutional Equity Office's webpage

  • COVID-19 vaccine and booster shots available

    The University Health Center is available to provide COVID-19 vaccination shots as well as booster shots of the Pfizer vaccine to those who qualify, including faculty, staff and students. 

    For the COVID-19 vaccination shots, UHC can administer first and second shots to anyone 12 years and older. The booster shot can be administered to anyone 18 years or older, who also meets the current CDC guidelines below: 

    • Patient must have received their second Pfizer and Moderna shot at least six months earlier or their Johnson & Johnson shot two months earlier
    • Patient must NOT have received monoclonal antibody treatments in the past 90 days
    • Patient must meet at least one of the following qualifications:
      • Those 65 years of age or older and residents in long-term care settings
      • Those 50 to 64 years old with certain medical conditions that make them more likely to develop severe COVID-19 symptoms 
      • Those ages 18 to 64 who frequent institutional or occupational exposure to SARS-CoV-2

    Educational institutions, such as USI, are included in occupational high-risk and are eligible for the Pfizer booster shot. 

    Appointments for COVID-19 vaccines and booster shots can be scheduled between 9 a.m. to 2:50 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday beginning January 4. Vaccinations are administered in the University Health Center, located in the lower level of the Health Professions Center, room HP0091. 

    Visit the COVID-19 Vaccination page for more information on scheduling an appointment.

    Reminder: Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to self-report both vaccination status and COVID-19 exposure on the University's Self-Report webpageIf you have already reported your vaccination status and then received a booster shot, you can upload your updated vaccination card to record the booster shot.

  • New telecounseling, wellness coaching available to students

    The following email, regarding new services offered by USI Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) was sent to students via email Monday, November 22.

    "In addition to the current in-person and telecounseling services provided by the USI Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS), we are now offering telecounseling and virtual mental health care for all students through an online service called TimelyCare.

    With TimelyCare, you’ll be able to talk to licensed mental health providers from a smartphone or any web-enabled device. Services are available to you 24/7 in all 50 states and include on-demand access to chat with professionals, scheduled counseling options, group sessions and individual health coaching. Services include:

    • TalkNow: 24/7, on-demand access to a mental health professional to talk about anything
    • Scheduled Counseling: Scheduled options to speak to a licensed counselor through video or phone conferencing (Limit six (6) scheduled counseling sessions per year)
    • Health Coaching: Access to a nutritional specialist to help you adopt healthier lifestyle behaviors related to sleep, weight management and more
    • Group Sessions: Weekly guided meditation and yoga group sessions, plus specialized sessions throughout the year

    CAPS is adding this telecounseling service as an option for students looking for additional mental health support and resources beyond the current in-person and telecounseling services (individual and group) with licensed counselors and TalkCampus, an anonymous 24/7 chat line for peer-to-peer support monitored by mental health professionals.

    How to register for TimelyCare
    Go to to register with your .edu email address. You can then schedule visits from any web-enabled device, including smartphones, laptops or desktops. This demo video will walk you through the service and how to register.

    If you have questions about the TimelyCare service, you can contact USI Counseling and Psychological Services at or 812-464-1867.

    Registration Demo

    Access TimelyCare"

  • IT Advisory—phishing simulations

    USI continues to see increased phishing emails on campus, in addition to an increased number of breaches within the higher education space. With each breach, more and more personal user information is exposed to potential cyber criminals. The most effective way to combat a phishing email is user awareness and not interacting with a phishing email. 

    Starting this month, USI's IT Security team will send out simulated phishing emails to assist with our cybersecurity education and enhance employee awareness. These emails are part of our awareness program and help us to educate recipients in recognizing phishing emails. The email simulation will contain a realistic phishing message and will be sent to employees to gauge our awareness of phishing attacks and what to do when receive phishing emails. Please continue to be aware of suspicious messages and report them to the USI Help Desk by forwarding the suspicious email to (add "?phish" to the email subject line) for additional review. 

  • USI students and employees encouraged to show off Screagle Pride on Spirit Fridays

    USI students and employees are encouraged to participate in Spirit Fridays and show off their Screagle Pride by wearing USI spirit wear (or USI colors) every Friday. 

    In need of spirit wear? Browse a large selection of USI apparel at the USI Campus Store or online. A limited selection of USI apparel is also available at the west side Walmart and east side Meijer. 

    USI EMPLOYEES: Please note, if meetings or events require professional dress, you should adhere to these requirements. For more information on the University's dress guidelines, please refer to the University Handbook entry on Dress Guidelines.

  • Submit faculty/staff achievements

    University Communications would like to remind USI faculty and staff to submit their achievements via this online submission form. These achievements will be published on the USI Today webpage and shared periodically in USI Today emails.

    Examples of faculty and staff achievements include, but are not limited to:

    • Published works
    • Presentations (individual or as a panelist)
    • Awards and recognitions
    • Leadership roles outside of the University

    University Communications would love to share your accomplishment. Please do not hesitate to share the great work you’ve been doing!

    Please include your name, job title, contact information, a description of the achievement and the date on which it occurred.

    Submit an achievement

  • #ScreaglePride far and wide

    Katelyn, Alexa and Brett Bueltel pose with Archie at the West Side Nut Club Fall Festival
    Where have you shown your #ScreaglePride lately? 

    Whether it's at a restaurant, a child's activity or in a new city, USI Today wants to see where you're sporting your Screaming Eagles spirit wear! 

    To participate, email your photo to

    Please include: 

    • Your name
    • Names/titles of anyone else in the photo
    • Where you are
    • What you're doing


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