University of Southern Indiana

Announcements

  • Administrators amd faculty annual salary letters

    Annual salary letters will be mailed to University employees the week of June 25, 2018. This year, in an effort to be more efficient, a duplicate will not be included that administrators need to sign and return to Human Resources. You may keep the letter for your own personal records. However, it is essential that faculty sign and return one copy of the letter to the Human Resource Office located in the Forum Wing of Wright Administration Building, Room 166, no later than July 13, 2018, to effect respective appointment changes.

  • Department Name Change

    University Division Advising has been renamed Center for Exploring Majors to better align with the overall mission of the department. 

    The Center for Exploring Majors' mission is to help students live wisely and to develop and achieve their personal, educational, and life goals, as well as creating a diverse and welcoming environment. Assisting students in exploring their academic interests, determining a major, designing a program of study and monitoring students' academic progress, are just a few ways this department help with student success and retention.

  • New hires and promotions/transfers/reclassifications

    New hires

    Micah Ruholl, Museum Aide, Historic New Harmony
    Clayton Carlton, Group Exercise Instructor, Recreation, Fitness and Wellness Center
    Parker Roark, Public Safety Officer, Public Safety

    Promotions/Transfers/Reclassifications

    Billy Karns
    From: Custodial Worker, Facility Operations and Planning
    To: Lead Custodial Worker, Facility Operations and Planning

  • Cancelled: SWI-AHEC Health Careers Exploration Program

    The SWI-AHEC Health Careers Exploration Program for high school students is being cancelled for 2018. Due to scheduling conflicts and construction in the Health Professions Center at the University of Southern Indiana, the program will not be offered July 23, 24 & 25, as previously advertised. 

    We apologize for any inconvenience this causes. Please contact us at swi.ahec@usi.edu with any questions. As always, you can follow us on Facebook for updates on future programs and events.

    Thank you for your support of SWI-AHEC!

  • USI employment opportunities June 1 - June 13

    Faculty/Adjunct Faculty
    Instructor in Computer Science (One year temporary), Romain College of Business
    Instructor in Finance (One year temporary), Romain College of Business
    Instructor in Criminal Justice (One year temporary), College of Liberal Arts
    Clinical Assistant Professor of Social Work and Assistant Director of Field Education, College of Liberal Arts

    Professional/Administrator
    International Admissions Coordinator, Center for International Programs
    Director, Pott College Advising and Resource Center
    Payroll Manager, Human Resources

    Office/Clerical
    Senior Administrative Assistant, College of Liberal Arts
    Administrative Clerk, Special Events and Scheduling

    Service/Maintenance & Security
    Custodial Worker (3rd Shift), Facility Operations & Planning
    Dispatcher, Public Safety

    Part-Time, Temporary & Seasonal
    Summer Enrichment Camp Assistant Teacher, Pott College/Children's Learning Center

    These are only the most recent job openings. To see all opportunities available visit USI Careers.

  • Children's Learning Center accepting enrollments

    The USI Children's Learning Center (CLC) is accepting enrollments for children age 2 - 5 years old of USI employees and students. The Children's Learning Center is state-licensed, NAEYC-accredited and Level 4 Paths to Quality facility.

    Call to schedule a tour: 812-464-1869

    Apply online.

  • USI Today holds cutest pet contest

    Are you a proud pet parent? Convinced you have the most adorable little ball of fluff around? Here’s your chance to prove it! USI Today is holding a cutest pet contest.

    There will be three categories:

    Cutest dog
    Cutest cat
    Cutest critter (any non-canine or non-feline entries)

    Rules:

    Only one entry/one photo per pet allowed
    Open to USI faculty and staff only
    Winner will be determined by vote

    How to enter:

    Email pet photo and name to Angie O’Nan at amonan@usi.edu  

    Deadline:

    Friday, June 22

  • Family Fun Night at the RFWC

    5 to 7 p.m.
    Thursday, July 19
    Recreation, Fitness and Wellness Center 

    Free activities include basketball, volleyball, video games, billiards, 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, Tuesday, and Thursday 12-4. All climbers must have socks. 

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

  • USI Burdette Pool Party

    The Recreation, Fitness and Wellness Center has reserved the Burdette Aquatic Center for the USI community from 7 – 9:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 27. The pool party is free and open to faculty, staff, students, and their families. There will be free food, drinks, and ice cream available. 

    The Burdette Aquatic Center features a large Olympic pool, family pool, two large slides, children’s pool, and an interactive spray park. 

    No RSVP is needed.

  • Nominations open for Alumni Association Awards

    Nominations must be submitted by June 30.

    Each year in September, the University of Southern Indiana celebrates the founding of the University by hosting an awards luncheon for those who have contributed to our success. This year’s event will be held on Wednesday, September 12, in Carter Hall, University Center West.

    To nominate an individual for a recognition award, complete this form and attach an additional document that lists their achievements/service and includes a narrative describing why you think they should receive this award.

    The content and quality of this submission has significant impact on the consideration given to the candidate. Submission of a name only without supporting evidence/statements will not be considered. If you choose to nominate multiple people, submit a separate nomination form for each nominee.

    Categories include: Alumni Service Award, Faculty Recognition Award and Honorary Alumni Award.

    More information is available online.

  • Members of USI community needed to welcome Panamanian students to campus

    USI has been selected to host a program for Panamanian students who have received a full scholarship through the Science, Innovation and Technology fund in Panama.  The first cohort, 10 students will arrive on June 10 to begin Intensive English. The students will be living in campus apartments, but we would like to connect them with as many people in our community and on campus as possible, especially during the quiet weeks of summer.

    The Center for International Programs is looking for colleagues from the USI community who may be interested in serving as host families to one or two of the new students this summer, and beyond, if interested. Host families will have the opportunity to join in a few group activities, such as the Welcome Picnic on June 14, and also to invite the student(s) to join in an event or activity in Evansville or at home. Even if you do not have time to host a student, you are invited to join some of the group activities. Further details and event info will be sent to anyone interested in participating. 

    If you are interested in hosting one or two students this summer, contact Heidi Gregori-Gahan at gahan@usi.edu  for more details.

  • Accounts Payable fiscal year-end schedule

    In order to meet the needs of our departments and vendors, Accounts Payable requests your cooperation so that the 2017-2018 payments may be issued on time before this fiscal year concludes. 

    Additional year-end information regarding travel, accounts payable and procurement is available at the following link http://www.usi.edu/procurement/fiscal-year-end-information 

    To allow Accounts Payable the time necessary to achieve that goal, please review the following: 

    Purchase Orders Under $5,000

    Invoice email reports you receive from June 15 through June 22, will have a shortened time period for your review and will automatically have the hold released on June 28, for payment to go out according to the terms on the invoice.   

    Accounts Payable must be notified by noon, June 27, of requests to withhold purchase order invoice payments.  You may submit a request to withhold payment by replying to the email message you receive regarding the specific invoice. Payment may be withheld if you have not received the goods or services requested or if the invoice does not belong to your department. As usual, no action is required if your purchase order invoices are ok to pay. 

    Purchase Orders Over $5,000

    For purchase order invoices over $5,000, there are no process changes. These purchase order invoices will still require positive Financial Manager approval in order to release the invoice for payment. 

    For the period, June 22 through June 29, all purchase order invoices entered, regardless of the dollar amount, will have a request from Accounts Payable for Financial Manager approval. 

    Invoices not requiring a purchase order

    Direct Pay Form requests will be reviewed according to normal processes, however the amount of time to prepare and submit will be shortened to meet payment deadlines. DIRECT PAY FORMS RECEIVED FROM JUNE 15 THROUGH JUNE 30, MAY HAVE PAYMENT DELAYED UNTIL JULY 5 AND BE CHARGED AGAINST THE NEW FISCAL YEAR (2018-2019). 

    As a reminder, Direct Pay Forms can only be used for the following type of invoice payments: 

    * Student Organization invoices with a fund beginning with 84xxx is used
    * Travel related invoices
    * Refunds (using an account code beginning with 5xxxx)
    * General ledger expenses (account code beginning with 1xxxx or 2xxxx)    

     Please keep in mind that ALL University invoices should be sent directly from vendors to Accounts Payable at AcctsPay@usi.edu. In addition faxed copies of invoices will not be accepted.  If your department receives an invoice or a contract, please forward to Accounts Payable immediately with the purchase order transaction number written at the top of the document.

     Credit Cards

    Any credit card transactions on your University Visa Card that are posted by the bank on or BEFORE June 15, will be charged to the current fiscal year.  Any transactions that are posted AFTER June 15, will be posted to the new fiscal year. 

    Please remember that even if something is purchased on June 14, it might not be charged to the current fiscal year.  It depends on when the bank posts the charge, not when the transaction occurred. 

    In order to meet the posting deadline, your transactions MUST be allocated AND the review box checked AND documentation uploaded. 

    This email has been sent to those on the Financial Manager spreadsheet (http://www.usi.edu/businessoffice/accounting/financial-managers/). Please feel free to share with others in your department you feel would benefit from this information. 

    If you have any questions or concerns with this information, please contact acctspay@usi.edu.

  • American Red Cross blood drive scheduled for June 26

    The next American Red Cross blood drive at USI will be Tuesday, June 26, 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. in Carter Hall. It is sponsored by USI Staff Council and Administrative Senate.  

    Every day, blood donors help patients of all ages: accident and burn victims, heart surgery and organ transplant patients, and those battling cancer. In fact, every two seconds, someone in the U.S. needs blood. In the summer, especially around the July 4th holiday, there’s a decrease of blood donations because people go on vacation and there are not student/school-based drives. However, the need for lifesaving blood never takes a vacation. 

    Make your appointment online at http://www.redcrossblood.org/ In the “Find a Blood Drive” box, enter “USI Eagles” to visit the online registration page. Walk-ins also welcome. 

    Streamline your donation experience and save up to 15 minutes by visiting RedCrossBlood.org/RapidPass to complete your pre-donation reading and health history questions on the day of your appointment. 

    Tips: Before Your Donation

    *
    Maintain a healthy iron level in your diet by eating iron rich foods, such as red meat, fish, poultry, beans, spinach, iron-fortified cereals and raisins.
    * Get a good night's sleep.
    * Drink an extra 16 oz. of water or nonalcoholic fluids before the donation.
    * Eat a healthy meal before your donation. Avoid fatty foods, such as hamburgers, fries or ice cream before donating. (Fatty foods can affect the tests we do on your blood. If there is too much fat in your blood, your donation cannot be tested for infectious diseases and the blood will not be used for transfusion.)
    * If you are a platelet donor, remember that your system must be free of aspirin for two days prior to donation.
    * Remember to bring your donor card, driver's license or two other forms of ID.

  • 2018 Fall Faculty/Staff survey - Call for questions

    OPRA will again be conducting a Fall Faculty and Staff Survey that will be launched on August 14 after the Fall Faculty and Administrative Staff meeting.

    If your department has questions that it would like to ask the entire USI employee population (or one of the three groups - faculty, support staff or administrators), this is your opportunity.

    Deadline for questions to be submitted for consideration is Wednesday June 29. If you are adding questions now, contact Dr. Kat Draughon at kdraughon@usi.edu or 812-465-1630, so she can follow up with you.

    FYI - Deadline for questions submission for the Freshmen and Senior Assessment Day surveys is Monday July 30.

  • Bennett Lane closed during summer months

    For safety reasons, a section of Bennett Lane in front the Physical Activities Center (PAC) will be closed during the summer months for ongoing construction of the new arena. Access to Bennett and Bluff lanes has been rerouted through Parking Lot C. See map for closure marked in red, and detour marked in yellow. Thank you for your patience as this exciting project moves forward.

  • Dining Services summer hours and options

    Chick-fil-A
    Monday - Friday
    9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

    Sub Connection
    Monday - Friday
    7 a.m. - 2 p.m.

    Red Mango
    Monday - Friday
    8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

    Starbucks
    May 7 - 30: Closed for construction
    Monday - Friday
    May 31: 7:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
    Open Saturday June 2 and June 23: 7:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

    Eagle Express Store
    Monday - Friday
    10 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

  • Open now: Volunteer Nominations for Outstanding Service

    Do you know a deserving volunteer, mentor or student volunteer who has contributed outstanding service to the University of Southern Indiana? Nominate them here!

    Volunteer USI seeks nominations for the 2018 volunteer, mentor and student volunteer of the year awards.These awards acknowledge outstanding individuals or organizations who have contributed significant service to USI.

    Deadline to nominate is Friday, June 29, 2018.

    Award recipients will be selected based on the following criteria: number of volunteer service hours contributed during the fiscal year; exceptional dedication and leadership; and extraordinary service exhibited by the volunteer, mentor, student or student organization.

    Awards Presentation
    Awards will be presented during the Volunteer USI Recognition Dinner on
    Thursday, August 30.

    For questions or more information, contact Caylin Blockley, assistant director of Alumni Relations and Volunteer USI, at cjblockley@usi.edu or 812-465-1215.

 

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