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Announcements

  • St. Vincent Mobile Digital Mammography Unit on campus May 2

    The St. Vincent Mobile Digital Mammography Unit will be on campus in HP 1041 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, May 2. To schedule an appointment for a mammogram, call 812-485-4437. Be sure to bring a copy of your insurance card to your appointment. The unit will return to USI on December 19, 2019.

    USI’s Anthem plan will cover screening mammograms for USI employees and their spouses. The time span between annual screenings does not have to be exactly one year plus a day from the date of your last screening. However, you are only allowed one mammogram screening under your wellness benefit per calendar year.

    Digital mammography works in the same way as traditional mammograms, but instead of capturing images on x-ray film (which has to be developed), images are captured digitally and are immediately sent to a computer monitor. This allows the radiologist to manipulate the image’s brightness, contrast and magnification to help detect any cancer that may be present.

    You do not need a physician’s order. Women with implants can have a digital mammogram. 

    It is always a good idea to check with your insurance company first before scheduling.  

  • International Reception planned for April 25

    Two students will be honored as the Outstanding International Graduate and Peace Ambassador at USI's International Reception. The reception will be held at 4 p.m. Thursday, April 25, in the lobby of the USI Performance Center.

  • IT Advisory: Banner, DegreeWorks downtime

    Banner Admin, Banner Self-Service and DegreeWorks systems will be unavailable from 8 to 11 a.m. Friday, April 19, for infrastructure changes and upgrades to Banner software.

    Banner software that will be updated includes Application Navigator and Admin Common.

    The Admin Common update should fix the problems with some of the buttons in Banner Admin that were broken with the Firefox 66 update.  

    The Application Navigator update to version 3.1 will make a small change to the functionality of Banner Admin. The ribbon that now exists on the top of the Banner Admin page and has the "Sign Out" button will be moved to the left side of the page to allow more vertical screen space. All the same functionality exists but is now more "icon" based.

    The Banner green screen has the new Application Navigator format explained in the "Banner 9 Navigation Quick Reference" link.

  • IT Advisory: Banner and DegreeWorks downtime Friday, April 19

    Banner Admin, Banner Self-Service and DegreeWorks systems will be unavailable from 8 to 11 a.m. Friday, April 19, so that infrastructure changes may be made and Banner software may be upgraded.

    Banner software that will be updated includes Application Navigator and Admin Common. The Admin Common update should fix problems with some of the buttons in Banner Admin that were broken with the Firefox 66 update. 

    The Application Navigator update to version 3.1 will make a small change to the functionality of Banner Admin. The ribbon that now exists on the top of the Banner Admin page and has the "Sign Out" button will be moved to the left side of the page to allow more vertical screen space. All the same functionality exists but is now more "icon" based.

    The Banner green screen has the new Application Navigator format explained in the "Banner 9 Navigation Quick Reference" link.

  • Volunteers needed for Late Night Breakfast

    Students enjoy Late Night BreakfastVolunteers are once again needed to help with the Late Night Breakfast being held for students on Tuesday, April 23, in The Loft. The event is hosted by the National Residence Hall Honorary, Activities Programming board, Student Housing Association and Sodexo. 

    Volunteers will serve food to students and/or clean tables. Two volunteer shifts are available: 8:30 to 9:45 p.m. and 9:45 to 11 p.m.

    Six to eight volunteers are needed for the first shift and three to five volunteers are needed for the second shift. If you are unable to commit to an entire volunteer shift, please consider stopping by to spend a little time with students. 

    Those interested in volunteering should contact Sarah Adams at sadams@usi.edu by Friday, April 19. Please include which shift(s) you're interested in working.

  • Mark your calendar for Staff Council's annual Employee Picnic

    Horse racing background with Employee Picnic time, date and locationAll USI employees are invited to attend the upcoming "A Day at the Races" Employee Picnic hosted by Staff Council. The picnic will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, May 23, in Carter Hall. The annual event began in 1994 and continues to provide an opportunity for employees to spend time together and enjoy a meal.

    Be on the lookout for a team sign up sheet for a new game offered this year. It will be available on May 9. 

    The Employee Picnic is free, but Staff Council requests that attendees bring a non-perishable food donation for Archie's Closet

  • Tech Takeaway: editing automatic instant captions

    USI's Online Learning office offers this short, online video tutorial to help you learn how to edit automatic instant captions in VoiceThread. 

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  • Summer Flex 2019 information

    In summer 2019, the University is providing a program to allow eligible staff to work a flexible schedule with a four-day work week or other flexible schedule options. Deans, Directors and Vice Presidents will determine whether participation is appropriate for each department and position, and individual employees will decide if they wish to participate. For those staff members and departments who can take advantage of the program, the Summer Flex Schedule program is intended to promote employee work-life balance and reward staff for continued contributions to a successful University during a period of constrained resources. 

    Who is eligible?

    • Full-time, twelve-month benefits-eligible support staff and administrators are eligible to participate in the four-day work week; other flexible schedule options may be available to support staff because of their hourly pay basis. 
    • Individual employee participation is voluntary. An employee will be allowed to maintain his or her regular schedule if he or she prefers. 
    • Employee participation is not an entitlement; rather, each Director or Dean, with approval from the appropriate Vice President if applicable, will need to determine whether a specific position, function or department can achieve its goals and maintain services and the department’s normal business hours while allowing flexible schedules.  

    When will the Flex Schedule be in effect? 

    This special program will apply to nine weeks during an eleven-week period as follows: 

    • Starts during the work week beginning Saturday, May 11 (with a first work day of Monday, May 13, for staff with regular Monday through Friday schedules)
    • Ends with a final flexible schedule during the work week ending on Friday, August 2
    • Excludes the week beginning May 27 (or Monday, May 27, for Monday through Friday schedules) —which is already a 4-day week because of the holiday on Monday, May 27, and so it will remain a 30-hour work week with 7.5 hours per day
    • Excludes the week beginning July 1 (or Thursday, July 4, for Monday through Friday schedules) —which is already a 4-day week because of the holiday on Thursday, July 4, and so it will remain a 30-hour work week with 7.5 hours per day

    What are the advantages of a Flexible Schedule? 

    Flexible schedules work best when they meet both department/University operational needs in providing effective services and the needs of employees in balancing work and personal life. Some advantages of a flexible schedule may include:

    • Enhanced recruitment and retention
    • Reduced absences and tardiness
    • Improved morale and productivity
    • Extended departmental work hours
    • Increased cross training for some shared duties and coverage
    • Uninterrupted time for creative, repetitive or detail work

    What will managers consider in reviewing requests for flexible schedules?

    Deans and Directors will assess whether a particular function and a department or college can achieve its goals and maintain its business hours while allowing requested flexible schedules. In the Summer 2019 Flex Schedule Program Guidelines, managers will find (and employees can review) a checklist of questions and points to consider in assessing flexible schedule requests.

    How do I find out more about the program?

    Your Manager, Dean or Director will let you know next week of any special requirements or due dates within your department or college. In the meantime, you can review the Program Guidelines or complete the Employee Request Form. Additional information is also available on the Human Resources web page

  • Remembering Ted C. Ziemer, Jr.

    Ted C. Ziemer, Jr.The University of Southern Indiana family is mourning the loss of an esteemed member of our community, Ted C. Ziemer, Jr. 

    Mr. Ziemer was appointed to the University Board of Trustees in 2007, by then Governor Mitch Daniels. Mr. Ziemer served as chair of the board from 2011 to 2014. In July 2015, he was reappointed to serve his current, four-year term by then Governor Mike Pence.

    "Mr. Ziemer's commitment to this community and our University was undeniable," said Ronald S. Rochon, USI president. "We are grateful for his longstanding service, support and dedication to this institution. He will be truly missed."

    A USI Foundation Board of Directors member since 1976, Mr. Ziemer served as chair for six years during USI's first capital campaign. He and his wife Clare established the Ted and Clare Ziemer Endowment during Campaign USI, which supports Presidential Scholarships. In recognition of his leadership, he was awarded an honorary Doctor of Laws degree from USI in 1998.

    "We appreciate all Ted has done as a valued member of our USI Board of Trustees and throughout the community," said Harold Calloway, chair of USI's Board of Trustees. "He will be missed and we extend our sincere condolences to his family."

    Mr. Ziemer graduated from St. Louis University and earned his law degree from Indiana University. He was a partner in the firm of Ziemer, Stayman, Weitzel & Shoulders. The Ziemers have three children.

  • Romain College of Business dean candidate open forum presentations April 17-23

    Four candidates chosen by the Romain College of Business Dean Search Committee will be on campus between April 17-23, during which time they will give open forum presentations on a provided topic (TBA). All faculty, staff and students are invited to attend. Following each candidate presentation, a link to a feedback survey will be sent.

    Dr. Alphonso O. Ogbuehi will give his presentation at 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 17, 2019, in Forum II.

    Dr. Cathy Carey will give her presentation at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, April 18, 2019, in Forum III.

    Dr. Brian L. McGuire will give his presentation at 1 p.m. Monday, April 22, 2019, in Forum II.

    Dr. Michael Bedell will give his presentation at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 23, 2019, in Forum III.

  • Mandatory Title IX training information

    The University of Southern Indiana remains committed to creating a safe environment for all faculty, staff and students. As part of continuing efforts to educate campus community members about issues related to sexual misconduct, sexual assault and gender violence prevention, the University has contracted with Campus Clarity/Law Room to provide an online learning opportunity for faculty and staff about important processes and resources available to you.

    Employees who received an email about Title IX training should complete the training by May 17, 2019. The training is self-paced and is designed to be informative and interactive. You can start and leave the course as often as you would like. When you return, the course will open to the last page visited.  

    To access the training at any time, please log on to your MyUSI account and find the Title IX icon on the left side of the homepage. Once you have clicked on this icon you will be able to access the training. No additional logins or passwords will be needed. It is suggested that you use Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox as your browser.  Please contact Carrie Lynn at cnlynn@usi.edu with any questions.

    If you completed the Bridges 418 training last spring, you qualify for the refresher training which takes approximately 20-30 minutes.

    Again, not all University employees are required to complete the Title IX training. Those who are required to do should have received an email with a training link.

  • Convocation Committee seeking award nominations

    The Convocation Committee is seeking nominations from faculty and staff for students deserving the "Distinguished Sophomore Award" or the "Distinguished Transfer Student Award" at the 2019 New Student Convocation. The "Distinguished Sophomore Award" recognizes students for their noteworthy accomplishments during their freshmen year and provides inspiration to the next class of incoming students. The "Distinguished Transfer Student Award" recognizes a transfer student for noteworthy accomplishments during their first year at USI. These award recipients will receive $1,000 towards USI billable expenses. 

    The committee is looking for students who are first-time freshmen or transfer students during the 2018-2019 academic year and who have excelled in a variety of areas. Students need to have enrolled at USI for the first time for fall 2018 or spring 2019 to be considered and should excel in one or more of the following areas: 

    • Academics (strong interest in learning, setting and accomplishing academic goals)
    • Leadership (providing mentorship to others, taking on roles of responsibility)
    • Service (dedicating time to community betterment, advocating for a cause, displaying citizenship)
    • Ethics (standing up against poor treatment of others, showing good judgment in troubling situations)
    • Personal growth (overcoming obstacles and road blocks, a moment of strong maturity)
    • Notable selflessness (providing for others in a moment of need, assisting in a role that receives little to no recognition)
    • Innovation/Creativity (innovative/creative shown in ideas generated, projects created, approach to issue)

    If you know a current freshman or a new transfer student who would serve as a great role model for the next incoming class, please take time to submit this nomination form including information on why this student should receive this recognition. The Convocation Committee will select up to 20 new freshmen and four transfer students to receive this honor and is looking for broad representation from campus. 

    Nominations will be accepted until Monday, May 6, 2019.

  • New hires and promotions through April 5

    New Hires/Rehires

    Brian Gallagher
    Housing Facility Operations Supervisor/Facility Operations and Planning

    Kimberly Simon
    Senior Financial Assistance Associate/Student Financial Assistance

    George Thompson, III
    Grounds Maintenance Worker/Facility Operations and Planning 

    Rosemarie Denning
    Custodial Worker/Facility Operations and Planning

    Gerald Lewis
    Seasonal Grounds Maintenance Worker/Facility Operations and Planning

    Nickole Lynn
    Distribution Services Assistant/Facility Operations and Planning

    Rachel Sellers
    Public Safety Officer/Office of Public Safety

    Randel Baxter
    Seasonal Grounds Maintenance Worker/Facility Operations and Planning

    Promotions/Transfers and Reclassifications

    Becky Eckert
    Payroll Coordinator/Human Resources
    Previously: Senior Payroll Assistant/Human Resources

    Heath Wagner
    Custodial Worker (1st Shift)/Facility Operations and Planning
    Previously: Custodial Worker (3rd Shift)/Facility Operations and Planning

    Susan Todd
    Academic Advisor/College of Liberal Arts
    Previously: Senior Administrative Associate/Enrollment Management

  • Nearly 150 employees attend retirement and financial wellness workshops

    Various mugs, tumblers, books and other items from the USI Campus Store given out as door prizes during retirement and financial wellness workshopsOver the course of two days in March, 138 USI employees attended a series of retirement and financial wellness workshops organized by Human Resources and held in Rice Library.

    HR would like to thank everyone who participated and congratulate employees who received door prizes donated by the USI Campus Store.

  • IT Advisory: Possible Blackboard Learn downtime

    From approximately 1 to 6 a.m. Friday, April 19, Blackboard will be replacing firewall devices to increase capacity. This is a service-impacting maintenance that requires hosted servers to be offline and could cause service interruptions throughout the maintenance window.

    Please make note that Blackboard may not be available to students or faculty throughout this maintenance window and advise students not to take any exams during this time frame.

  • The next Elevating Spirit item is...

    April showers bring May flowers, so this month's Elevating Spirit item could really come in handy! The Campus Store is offering a navy lined women's rain jacket featuring USI's academic logo for 30% off through April 30. The jacket is regularly $52.99. Many thanks to this month's Elevating Spirit model, Erin McCracken Merris, marketing specialist for Outreach and Engagement.

    Elevating Spirit women's rain jacket modeled by Erin McCracken Merris

  • Center for International Programs seeking student award nominations

    USI Center for International Programs logoThe Center for International Programs invites employees to nominate USI international students for two annual awards in recognition of outstanding achievement and service. 

    Outstanding International Graduate – in recognition of an international student with outstanding leadership skills and academic achievement upon his/her graduation from USI. 

    Peace Ambassador – in recognition of an outstanding international student whose actions and involvement in campus and community life have contributed to greater cross-cultural awareness and to increased understanding of the world, its peoples, and traditions.

    Nominations may be submitted through April 18. Awards will be presented at the International Reception at 4 p.m. Thursday, April 25, in the Performance Center lobby. 

  • Celebrate employees' service to USI at upcoming Retirement Reception

    All USI employees are invited to the Employee Retirement Reception at 3 p.m. Thursday, April 18 in Carter Hall to recognize, celebrate and express gratitude for the dedicated service of:

    Cyd H. Fithian

    Dr. Roberta E. Hoebeke

    Dr. Marcia K. Kiessling

    Cynthia M. Kueber*

    Linda M. Lefler*

    Dr. Brett J. Long*

    Lori E. Saxby

    Dr. Carl L. Saxby

    Tracy L. Sparks*

    Jayne K. Tang

    Linda M. Trible*

    *unable to attend

    Anyone in need of disability-related accommodations in order to participate is asked to contact Megan Doyle at 812-464-1745.

  • Qualtrics 101 trainings planned

    Several training sessions are planned to help USI employees learn the basics of using Qualtrics for surveys and forms, USI formatting standards for Qualtrics forms, and tips for good survey/form design. The training is designed for both new and experienced Qualtrics users.

    All sessions are hands on and will be held in UC 2229 (Outreach and Engagement computer lab) on the following days:

    April 11: 12 to 2 p.m.

    April 15: 9 to 11 a.m.

    April 22: 9 to 11 a.m.

    April 26: 9 to 11 a.m.

    Sign up for a Qualtrics 101 training

    If you are interested in attending a Qualtrics 101 training but none of these dates work, contact OSPRA and the office will notify you when new dates are offered.

    More advanced features of Qualtrics will be covered during Qualtrics 201 training in May.

  • Performance evaluation process for support staff

    As we approach the completion of another fiscal year, it is time to conduct annual support staff performance evaluations. This activity, critical in fulfilling one’s responsibility as a supervisor, provides an opportunity for the supervisor to recognize an employee’s achievements, evaluate strengths, identify opportunities for improvement and set mutually-agreeable goals for the next year. For the employee, the evaluation process is an important part of development and provides the feedback necessary for effective two-way communication.

    The Annual Performance Evaluation Form, along with additional information regarding the process, was sent via email to VPs, deans, and directors on March 26, 2019, asking them to distribute the appropriate documents to the supervisors in their area responsible for completing the evaluation forms. The Self-Appraisal Form, along with additional information regarding the process, was sent via email to eligible support staff employees on March 26, 2019.

    Training for supervisors on the annual performance evaluation process was conducted March 21-22. Please contact Shelby Jackson at snjackson1@usi.edu or 812-464-1840 if you would like additional training. If there are enough requests, another training day will be scheduled. Jackson can also answer any questions you might have about the process.

    Completed Annual Performance Evaluation Forms are due to Human Resources on or before Tuesday, April 30, 2019.

  • Lifelong Learning courses available in April

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    Several noncredit courses offered through Lifelong Learning are still open for April 2019. 

    Math Skills for the SAT

    Saturday, April 13
    9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
    $85

    Math Skills for the SAT will emphasize test-taking skills, rules pertaining to calculators and solving problems from the areas of mathematics tested on the SAT. 

    Verbal Skills for the SAT

    Saturday, April 27
    9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
    $85

    Verbal Skills for the SAT will provide skills, tips and interactive practice in short answer selections, critical reading comprehension and essay pointers.

    Microsoft Excel 2016 Level IV

    Thursdays, April 4-18
    6 to 9 p.m.
    $279

    In three sessions of Excel Level IV, you will work with Excel at an advanced project-based level. You will be able to create and edit a workbook with multiple sheets for a variety of purposes and situations.

    Intro to Mural

    Saturday, April 20
    9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
    $154

    This class teaches a realistic approach to a successful mural project. You will learn the logistics of proposed mural locations, safety and any equipment that should be considered. In addition, the preparation of surfaces that the mural will be painted on will be taught and a follow up demo to work through basic techniques will be included.

    Saturday Art Workshop (Ages 6-14)

    Saturdays, April 6 and April 13
    9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
    $30

    Kids ages 6-14 can join USI art students and faculty to create two-and three-dimensional artwork including collages, paintings, printmaking, sculptures and more. Students will be grouped by age with a maximum of 20 per group and will display their works at the end of each session. 

    SHRM Essentials of Human Resource Management

    April 16-17
    8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
    $625

    Gain the practical skills to handle HR challenges that are relevant to you and your company. This course teaches basic HR knowledge and takes the concepts from theory to practice. Certified HR professionals earn 14 recertification credits with this course.  

    Vinyasa Groove Yoga

    Mondays and Wednesdays, April 8-24
    5 to 6 p.m.
    $54

    Vinyasa yoga helps you to gain strength while flowing and holding yoga poses with the breath. Learning breath work will increase relaxation of the whole body bringing awareness about yourself, embracing your best pose for you and your body.

    Problem Solving and Decision Making Certificate

    Thursdays, April 18-May 9
    6 to 9 p.m.
    $379

    This course addresses the following soft skills: problem solving, decision making, confidence, leadership, ability to obtain and process information, planning, organizing and prioritizing and interpersonal relationship skills. This course provides 12 professional development credits (PDCs) for SHRM recertification. 

  • Save the date: Milestones of Service Reception

    Top of USI's Cone against blue sky and cloudsThe University of Southern Indiana Administrative Senate requests that employees save the date for the Milestones of Service Reception. The event recognizes administrators who are celebrating anniversaries of their years of dedicated service to USI.

    The Milestones of Service Reception will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, May 15, 2019 in Carter Hall.

  • Financial "State of the University" video recording available
    A video recording of the Financial "State of the University" Presentation on Wednesday, March 13 is available for those in the campus community who were unable to attend. 
     
    The video will be available until 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 30, 2019. 
  • Dr. Linda Bennett inducted into Evansville's Regional Business Hall of Fame

    Dr. Linda L.M. Bennett, the third president of the University of Southern Indiana, was inducted into the Junior Achievement Evansville Regional Business Hall of Fame at a ceremony held at the Old National Events Plaza on Thursday, March 14, 2019. The Hall of Fame recognizes the region's "most respected leaders for their commitment to and investment in the community."

    Bennett and fellow Hall of Fame Laureates William C. Stone, CEO of SS&C Technologies Holdings, Inc., and Robert Z. Morris (1914-2001), founder of Imperial Plastics (now Berry Global), "are part of a league of outstanding individuals who have made legendary contributions to the free enterprise system. Through their actions and accomplishments, the Business Hall of Fame Laureates provide inspiration for the next generation as they take the reins of leadership in the years to come," according to Junior Achievement of Southwestern Indiana.

    Bennett spent 15 years at USI, including nine as president, before retiring in 2018.

  • Banner/BuyUSI vendor registration change

    Effective immediately, new vendors utilized by USI will be imported into Banner/BuyUSI via a Qualtrics form. This new way of gathering vendor information will be more secure and will allow vendors to upload all needed data into one central repository.

    Uploaded data may include a W8, W8ben, W8ben-e, W9 and State of Indiana certifications on gender, ethnicity or veteran-owned business.

    Vendor Registration Portal FAQs

  • UPDATE: Lloyd Expressway work postponed

    Patching and resurfacing work on the westbound Lloyd Expressway has been postponed approximately one week because of weather conditions. 

    The Indiana Department of Transportation now says the $3.4 million project started last spring will resume on or around Monday, March 11 (instead of March 4).  

    The following sections of the Lloyd Expressway will be closed for concrete patching work:

    The westbound driving lane from Boehne Camp Rd. to Schutte Rd.
    The westbound passing lane from Rosenberger Ave. to Schutte Rd.
    The westbound passing lane from Schutte Rd. to the Posey/Vanderburgh County line

    These lane restrictions will be in place 24 hours a day with lanes restricted to 15 feet. Keep in mind that poor weather could further affect the closure schedule.

    Concrete patching is expected to wrap up by early summer, depending on the weather. 

    Please slow down and be alert near work crews. 

  • Search underway for next dean of the Romain College of Business

    A job advertisement for the next dean of the Romain College of Business has been posted on the University's website. USI employees and retirees are asked to share the listing with those they feel may be interested in the position to elicit the strongest pool of candidates. 

    Responsibilities of the Dean will include, but are not limited to:

    • Directing and crafting a long-term vision for the College consistent with the University’s mission and strategic priorities 
    • Actively maintaining the College’s AACSB accreditation and assisting with the university’s regional accreditation
    • Analyzing, communicating and responding to emerging global, national and regional trends in business and higher education
    • Strengthening and building connections and partnerships with internal and external stakeholders
    • Fostering a high-quality student experience
    • Nurturing an organizational culture that empowers faculty, promotes shared governance and fosters interdisciplinary collaborations
    • Overseeing student recruitment and retention initiatives to ensure strategic growth of the College
    • Recruiting, retaining, supporting and mentoring faculty who will continue the College’s progress
    • Using a data-driven approach to manage and prioritize an annual operating budget and securing additional resources to achieve the College’s strategic goals
    • Advocating for the College and increasing its visibility and reputation regionally, nationally and internationally

  • Nominations open for 2019 Alumni Association Awards

    The USI Alumni Association Nominating Committee seeks nominations for the 2019 Alumni Association Awards. The Alumni Service, Faculty Recognition and Honorary Alumni Awards recognize outstanding achievements and service to USI.

    Nominate a deserving alumna, alumnus, faculty member, administrator or friend of USI by completing the online nomination form by June 30. View previous award recipients here.

    The awards presentation will take place on Wednesday, September 11, 2019, at the Founders' Day Celebration Luncheon in Carter Hall, University Center West.

    If you have questions about the awards, please contact Janet Johnson, director of Alumni Relations and Volunteer USI, at 812-464-1924 or alumni@usi.edu.



  • Tech Takeaway: Reuse Test Questions

    Tech Takeaway videos are a collaboration between Online Learning, Information Technology, Rice Library and Disability Resources regarding the effective use of technology and instructional materials.

    In this week's two-minute video they explain how to reuse questions from existing tests, surveys and pools.

  • Reminder to submit faculty and staff achievements

    As we begin a new semester, University Communications would like to remind USI faculty and staff to submit their achievements via this online form. These achievements will be published on the USI Today webpage and shared in USI Today emails sent out on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.

    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 send a few lines about the good 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. 

     

  • Employees welcome to screen Introduction to Film offerings

    Eric Braysmith, chair of USI's Film Studies program, welcomes employees to attend free screenings of 18 films being shown through the Spring 2019 ENG 185: Introduction to Film course. The films will be shown in Forum I (FA1) at 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. See the complete schedule.

    Braysmith asks guests to follow these "house rules": 

    Arrive before the start time
    No phones
    No note taking during screenings
    No talking or food 

  • Add your events to the University Calendar

    Did you know that it’s up to you to make sure your events are uploaded to the University Calendar? Last year, Web Services launched a new, easy to use, campus calendar system powered by Localist. Since then, more than 1,600 events have been added to the calendar and more than 2,000 people have logged in to submit an event or use the “I’m going” feature which sends an email reminder about the event.

    With the University Calendar: 

    Anyone with a USI login can submit events 

    You can edit the events you submitted if changes come up

    You can (and should) add a photo or graphic to help draw attention to your event

    Users can use the "I'm going" button to get event reminder emails 

    You can create a widget/feed of your specific events for a webpage

    Built in newsletter functionality will allow you to create an email newsletter of upcoming events


    NOTE: The University Calendar is NOT connected to the USI Special Events and Scheduling Services system. Therefore, events are not automatically pulled onto the calendar. It is up to YOU, the event organizer, or other support in your area, to add events to the calendar. It’s a good idea to have a designated person in your department or college to make sure all events are entered in a timely manner.

    The calendar is only as good as the events on it and we need the campus community's help to keep it up to date! You've put a lot of planning into your event, now let's make sure it gets promoted successfully. 

    Please note, you must reserve and confirm your space with Special Events and Scheduling Services FIRST, before submitting events to the calendar. A room reservation number is required on the event submission form.

  • 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.

 

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