USI students and employees can receive their flu shot without making an appointment at clinics planned on campus.
Flu shot clinics will be held Thursday, October 1 and Thursday, October 8.
8:30 to 10:30 a.m.
Redwood Lounge (connects Wright Administration Building and Science Center)
2:30 to 4 p.m.
The Link, Health Professions Center
8:30 to 10:30 a.m.
Orr Center lobby
11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
University Center East Information Desk
2 to 4 p.m.
Recreation Fitness and Wellness Center Quiet Room
Flu shots continue to be available from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday in the University Health Center, by appointment. Schedule an appointment online. Appointments can also be made by calling the UHC at 812-465-1250, though online scheduling is preferred.
Employees covered by any USI Anthem medical plan may receive a flu shot at no cost and should bring their University ID and Anthem medical card to their appointment or the flu shot clinic.
Exploring Majors and Minors Week will take place virtually Monday, October 5 through Friday, October 9. Students can visit the Exploring Majors and Minors Week webpage for a link to Flipgrid to view videos highlighting USI’s majors, minors and academic services. The videos feature information and testimonials from faculty and students.
Additionally, current majors will be featured throughout the week on social media.
Students who complete a short online survey after viewing the Exploring Majors and Minors Week Flipgrid videos will be entered for a chance to win giveaways.
Learn how to navigate and troubleshoot common issues in Proctorio through this Tech Takeaway provided by Online Learning:
As the University continues its third strategic planning process and prepares for the next iteration of marketing communications, employees and students are asked to participate in a confidential online survey. The survey is part of a consensus-building research project focused on promoting communication clarity and alignment for the institution and is expected to take around 15 minutes to complete. It was emailed to all employees and students Wednesday, September 23.
Through grant funding and repurposed marketing dollars, the University has retained Carnegie Dartlet, a leading reputation strategy firm, to conduct this research project and survey, which seeks to assign specific human characteristics to the campus community as a whole. The survey will remain open until a combined 1,000 employees and students respond.
In addition to the survey, the project will involve interactive live messaging workshops via Zoom and a quantitative perception research study. The University looks forward to analyzing, discussing and utilizing this collective feedback.
If you have not already shared your ideas about USI's human connection, please do so by completing the survey.
Filmmaker Adriana Bosch is USI's Latinx Heritage Month speaker. Among other credits, Bosch was a producer, writer, director and editor for the televised history series American Experience on PBS.
Bosch will speak from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, October 1 via Zoom.
The event is free but does require registration. To register, please email César Berrios, Program Advisor for the Multicultural Center.
Digital Marketing Coordinator/Online Learning
Project Coordinator/College of Nursing and Health Professions
Senior Gift Processing Assistant/Development
Promotions/Transfers and Reclassifications
Enrollment Operations Assistant/Undergraduate Admissions
Previously: Senior Accounting Assistant/Foundation Accounting
Associate Professor of English and Chair, English Department/College of Liberal Arts
Previously: Associate Professor of English and Associate Chair, English Department/College of Liberal Arts
Assistant Professor of Marketing/Romain College of Business
Previously: Instructor in Marketing/Romain College of Business
Instructor in Graphic Design/College of Liberal Arts
Previously: Adjunct in Art and Design/College of Liberal Arts
Professor of Anthropology/College of Liberal Arts
Previously: Associate Professor of Anthropology/College of Liberal Arts
Associate Professor Chemistry/Pott College of Science, Engineering, and Education
Previously: Assistant Professor of Chemistry/Pott College of Science, Engineering, and Education
Professor of Finance/Romain College of Business
Previously: Associate Professor of Finance/Romain College of Business
Associate Professor of Education/Pott College of Science, Engineering, and Education
Previously: Assistant Professor of Education/Pott College of Science, Engineering, and Education
Associate Professor of Biology/Pott College of Science, Engineering, and Education
Previously: Assistant Professor of Biology/Pott College of Science, Engineering, and Education
Academic Counselor/University Division
Previously: Academic Coordinator/University Division
Associate Professor of Philosophy/College of Liberal Arts
Previously: Assistant Professor of Philosophy/College of Liberal Arts
Associate Professor of Physics/Pott College of Science, Engineering, and Education
Previously: Assistant Professor of Physics/Pott College of Science, Engineering, and Education
A. David Hitchcock
Professor of Spanish/College of Liberal Arts
Previously: Associate Professor of Spanish/College of Liberal Arts
Associate Professor of Health Services/College of Nursing and Health Professions
Previously: Assistant Professor of Health Services/College of Nursing and Health Professions
Professor of Social Work/College of Liberal Arts
Previously: Associate Professor of Social Work/College of Liberal Arts
Associate Professor of Management/Romain College of Business
Previously: Assistant Professor of Management/Romain College of Business
Brian K. Brown
Custodial Worker/Facility Operations and Planning
Mary Ann Bernard
Senior Gift Processing Assistant/Development
Delta Zeta, Southern Indiana Dance Marathon and Tau Kappa Epsilon are co-sponsoring a fall blood drive with the American Red Cross. The two-day event will take place from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday, September 28 and Tuesday, September 29 in the RFWC Quiet Room.
The Red Cross is accepting both blood and Power Red donations. A Power Red donation collects red cells but returns most of the plasma and platelets to the donor.
Everyone who donates successfully will receive antibody testing for COVID-19.
Members of the sponsoring organizations will table leading up to the event. You can also register to donate online.
The USI Parents and Families Association invites students, family members, employees, alumni and friends to join in the upcoming USI Fun Run/Virtual 5K, happening between Friday, October 16 and Sunday, October 25.
Everyone who registers by Thursday, October 1 will receive a free USI Fun Run t-shirt. Registration is $20 per person.
After registering, print your runner's bib from the pdf provided and write your first name and last initial in the box. Then, run or walk the 5K wherever you want, indoors or out, between the dates given. Once you finish, share your time and a photo with the Association through social media by using #USIFunRun.
The top three participants will receive a prize!
The USI Campus Store is accepting Spring 2021 textbook adoptions from University faculty members.
Textbook adoptions are due Friday, October 9 and should be submitted the same as in previous semesters, by visiting the Campus Store's faculty webpage.
Because the Campus Store is transitioning operations, late textbook adoptions (submitted after October 9) will be handled by Barnes & Noble College. Details of this process have not yet been finalized.
Please contact the Campus Store if you have any questions about the Spring 2021 textbook adoption process.
While an in-person Wellness Fair will not be held this year due to COVID-19, the University will provide wellness information, tips and resources during Virtual Wellness Week.
Virtual Wellness Week will be held Monday, September 28 through Friday, October 2. Content about the following topics will be posted through the myUSI landing page and the USI Virtual Wellness Week Facebook page.
On Thursday, September 3, 2020, the USI Board of Trustees was made aware of three forthcoming employee retirements.
Professor of Finance Jong C. Rhim, in accordance with the revised retirement policy, will retire effective July 1, 2021, after 32 years of service, including leave with pay for the period of January 1, 2021, through June 30, 2021.
Associate Professor of Social Work Cynthia Christy Baker, in accordance with the revised retirement policy, will retire effective January 1, 2022, after 26.5 years of service, including leave with pay for the period July 1, 2021, through December 31, 2021.
Associate Professor of Social Work David C. Cousert, in accordance with the revised retirement policy, will retire effective January 1, 2022, after 37 years of service, including leave with pay for the period July 1, 2021, through December 31, 2021.
The Board of Trustees approved the following emeritus titles:
Professor Emeritus of Finance Jong C. Rhim
Associate Professor Emerita of Social Work Cynthia Christy Baker
Associate Professor Emeritus of Social Work David C. Cousert
The Board of Trustees approved the following revised emeritus title:
Assistant Director Emerita for Collections and Resource Management and Contract Associate Professor Emerita of Library Science Dianne B. Grayson
Beginning Monday, September 21, Cyclone Salads will be moving away from the Grubhub-only platform and will offer walk-up purchases of Simply To Go pre-packaged items.
Pre-packaged items available include:
After guests make their selections at Cyclone Salads, they will pay at the Fiesta Fuego register. Cyclone Salads offerings will no longer be available.
The Elevating Spirit Committee is accepting nominations for the Screagle Pride Award through Friday, October 16.
The Screagle Pride Award recognizes one employee who embodies the spirit of USI. Now, more than ever, it is important to highlight the efforts of colleagues, whether working remotely or on campus, who go above and beyond to show and spread Screagle Pride. Please help celebrate these colleagues by nominating them!
As you observe your co-workers, think about the attributes they possess that reflect USI's mission and goals. Watch how they lead and engage, how they partner to pursue innovative ideas and how they are kind, welcoming and generous with their time and spirit. Then submit a name, or two, and answer a few brief questions. The winner will be announced later this semester.
USI employees can now use an app to place and answer work calls from their personal or University-owned devices while working remotely. The Cisco Jabber app allows users to connect computers, phones and tablets via Wi-Fi or cellular data, and can run on iOS, Android, Windows and OSX devices.
The app serves as a substitute for an employee's office phone, allowing employees to dial four-digit campus extensions or place calls outside campus by dialing "8" or "8+1" in front of the number they are trying to reach.
Voicemail messages will still be delivered via email but can also be accessed via the Visual Voicemail feature in the app.
To access the Cisco Jabber app, employees must submit a ticket to firstname.lastname@example.org or call the IT Help Desk at 812-465-1080 to notify the department of the make and model of device that will be used with the app (i.e. Android phone, Apple iPad, Windows laptop, etc).
Once IT adds the device to the phone system, employees can download the app from the Google Play Store or Apple App Store, or download the software client for Windows/OSX from a link provided by IT.
Once the app is downloaded, employees can access it by logging in with their myUSI credentials.
The app should not impact employees’ cell phone minutes or data usage if used while connected to Wi-Fi.
Human Resources has released University Handbook updates in a new format that allows for web-based rather than PDF viewing and more robust search capabilities. The handbook can also be downloaded in a fully searchable PDF version.
The new University Handbook includes revisions which took affect August 2020 and can be viewed at www.handbook.usi.edu.
A new USI #ProtectYourNest Facebook profile frame promoting the University's COVID-19 safety reminders is now available. Update your profile photo with this new frame to spread awareness!
Show your Screagle Pride in USI's latest Elevating Spirit item available at the Campus Store! Pick up a women's 3/4 sleeve henley style shirt available in navy and red. The snag-resistant shirts are regularly $36.99, but with the 30% Elevating Spirit employee discount are on sale for $25.89 throughout September, while supplies last.
Thanks to Jaclyn Dumond, Assistant Director of Lifelong Learning with the College Achievement Program, for modeling!
Outreach and Engagement's Lifelong Learning classes resume in person in the Fall Semester. Class sizes and classroom spaces have been assigned to maintain proper physical distancing measures between participants and instructors. Classrooms and computer equipment will be disinfected before and after each use.
For those interested in learning from home, an extensive variety of classes and industry-recognized certifications will also be available online.
The University's Information Technology Department asks all faculty and staff members who host meetings (events, classes, etc.) via Zoom to review the following best practices for a secure experience:
USI's Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 has approved guidelines for scheduling and hosting events on campus during the Fall Semester:
To accommodate physical distancing, changes are being made to some areas of campus:
This information is an overview of the University's COVID-19 Event Guidelines.
Please view the complete COVID-19 Event Guidelines as well as USI's COVID-19 Event Host Guidelines and Restrictions.
This information has been revised as of August 26, 2020, and is subject to change based on local, state and federal guidelines related to the mitigation of COVID-19.
As we begin another academic year, University Communications would like to remind employees of the University's News Media Policy and thank faculty and staff for helping with its implementation. New guidance (below) is in place due to COVID-19:
During the current COVID-19 pandemic, media are expected to follow the University’s protocols related to safety, including wearing a face covering, physical distancing of six feet or more, proper hand hygiene and avoiding large groups. Face coverings are required at all times in buildings, even when reporting or conducting interviews. Outdoors, face coverings should be worn when physical distancing cannot be maintained.
As part of an effort to reduce unnecessary contact, and because some areas are limited to a small number of individuals to adhere to physical distancing guidelines, media should first contact University Communications before entering buildings.
For questions, please contact University Communications at email@example.com.
Though regular weekly print editions will not be available this year, The Shield will continue to deliver student reaction to campus news, profiles and the latest on campus events.
Visit The Shield website and subscribe to receive weekly updates through the Shield Source e-newsletter. Breaking news can be found on The Shield’s Facebook and Twitter accounts. The Shield also plans to print monthly themed editions that will be available on newsstands across campus.
USI employees transitioning to remote work should do the following before leaving campus:
Several changes will be implemented for the Fall Semester to allow for flexible, safe dining on campus.
All USI employees and students have been or will be provided one University-branded face covering at no cost. Additional USI face coverings can now be purchased at the Campus Store.
Navy and black masks with the University's Athletic Mark are on sale in store and online for $14.95. Navy and black face coverings with the University's Academic Mark, also $14.95, are available in store and will be added to the Campus Store's website for online purchase soon.
As students look for on-campus jobs for the Fall Semester, University departments are asked to consider posting openings through Career Launch.
Students and alumni can access Career Launch to pursue on-campus student worker positions as well as part- and full-time jobs, internships and co-ops off campus.
On-campus departments and off-campus employers can:
Departments that generally post jobs on their own webpage or recruit in other ways are asked to contact Career Services and Internships to inform them. Students contact the office daily looking for jobs and this information can be beneficial.
If you have questions, please email Career Services and Internships at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The federal Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) went into effect April 1, 2020, and remains in effect through December 31, 2020. The FFCRA works within the existing Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) to provide protected leave for eligible employees affected by COVID-19.
Under the FFCRA, USI offers two new employer paid leaves: Emergency Paid Sick Leave (EPSL) and the Emergency Family Medical Leave Expansion Act (EFMLEA).
In this video tutorial, members of USI’s Human Resources team explain:
The tutorial also addresses several COVID-19 related FAQs.
View the tutorial’s PowerPoint slides.
HR COVID-19 Contact Tracing Team information:
For additional information, please visit the HR Benefits webpage.
As University of Southern Indiana employees and retirees continue to practice physical distancing, access to LiveHealth Online may be helpful for those with certain illnesses. Copays or coinsurance and deductible apply.
Learn more through the Human Resources benefits website.
Many of us see interesting, inspiring and important things happening every day at USI. Whether it's a unique collaboration, an uplifting co-worker or an event with a big impact (and the list goes on)—if it's something you're talking about, chances are other employees would love to know about it too!
Please send your story ideas to USI Today or email Erin Meyer at email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.