Thursday, January 25, 2018, 8:30 am-4 pm
University Center East
You are invited to spark ideas in your teaching at the 2018 Celebration of Teaching & Learning Symposium.
The Symposium will provide you with opportunities to engage with participants across disciplines and areas of work. Topics will address improving student learning and academic success in different contexts.
The program includes keynote speaker Dr. J. Ana Donaldson discussing "Active Learning for the 21st Century" with lunch provided, oral presentations, and a reception with poster presentations. Focus areas include improving student engagement and motivation, learning in specific settings or contexts, and fostering inclusion and supporting diversity.
Visit the Symposium website to view the program and presentation abstracts and to register (free). You are welcomed to come and go based on your interests and schedule.
For more information contact the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 812-461-5476.
The University of Southern Indiana will host its sixth annual Hoops for Troops Military Appreciation game Saturday, January 20 to honor members of the United States Armed Forces when the Screaming Eagles host Truman State for a Great Lakes Valley Conference men's and women's basketball doubleheader. Game time for the women's game is 1 p.m., while the men's contest is slated for 3:15 p.m.
Veterans, military personnel and their guests will receive free tickets to the games with their military identification or proof of service at the front of the PAC. In addition to the free tickets, military members will also be given a concession stand voucher and gift.
“This is something we look forward to every year,” said Joel Matherly, assistant director of the Veteran Military and Family Resource Center. “New this year, we are excited to welcome Rolling Thunder to present a half-court American flag display during the National Anthem.”
The mobile Vet Center will also be on site to welcome veterans and their families.
The event is sponsored by the USI Veteran Military and Family Resource Center, Student Veterans Association and American Legion Post 324.
Tuesday, January 23 at 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.
Wright Administration, Forum I
At the age of 21, Tim discovers he can travel in time and change what happens and has happened in his own life. His decision to make his world a better place by getting a girlfriend turns out not to be as easy as you might think.
Director: Richard Curtis
Stars: Domhnall Gleeson, Rachel McAdams, Bill Nighy
For more information contact Eric Braysmith at email@example.com.
The University of Southern Indiana and the USI Foundation are partnering with Dr. Bill Thomas, a nationally-renowned Harvard-trained physician, on a pilot project aimed at creating a cultural transformation related to aging. To learn more about him, check out Dr. Thomas’ TEDx video.
The MAGIC Project will create a Multi-Ability, multi-Generational, Inclusive Community (MAGIC) model. The project includes important elements in the areas of technology, architecture and engineering, sociology, psychology, the arts, business, health and wellness and more. The MAGIC Project has the support of the national AARP (American Association of Retired Persons.)
There are opportunities for faculty and students to share their expertise and to be involved. Opportunities include faculty research, student service-learning, inviting Dr. Thomas and his team as guest speakers in your classes and more.
To learn more, come to one of the following MAGIC Faculty Sessions led by Dr. Bill Thomas and his team, who will be on campus next week. All sessions are open, and you are welcome to bring a colleague.
The sessions will be held:
Monday, January 22: 3 – 3:45 pm in Health Professions, Room HP 1079
Tuesday, January 23: 9 – 9:45 am in Liberal Arts, Room LA 1009
Tuesday, January 23: 10:30 – 11:15 am in Business & Engineering, Room BE 3028
In addition to the faculty sessions, you are invited to attend a MAGIC Project Stakeholder Meeting on Tuesday, January 23 at 3 pm involving both USI colleagues and members of the community. Dr. Thomas and his team will introduce the MAGIC Project during this interactive session.
RSVP for the Stakeholder Meeting, Tuesday, January 23, 3 – 4:30 pm in Health Professions, Room HP 1079
For more information contact Dr. Katie Ehlman at firstname.lastname@example.org or 812-461-5332.
Evansville native Terri “Detroit” Hughes will share her remarkable journey from Skid Row to the movie screen during a public screening of the documentary film “Lost Angels: Skid Row is My Home” at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, February 19, in Carter Hall in the University Center at the University of Southern Indiana. This free, public event is associated with the Symposium on Homelessness, a student activity earlier in the day for which Hughes is the keynote speaker.
Hughes travels the country, conducting presentations on homelessness, poverty, mental illness and drug addiction. In 2014, she first shared her story at USI during the Symposium on Homelessness, and she also answered questions following a screening of “The Soloist,” in which she plays herself: a homeless, 88-pound woman with a drug addiction and mental illness living on Skid Row in Los Angeles.
January is human trafficking awareness month. Human trafficking is a serious crime and a grave violation of human rights. The USI Sexual Assault and Gender Violence Prevention Group (SAGVP) will host a free screening of the film, I am Jane Doe at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, January 31 in Mitchell Auditorium. After the film, a panel of campus and community experts will discuss the topic and be available to answer questions. More information about the film can be found at https://www.iamjanedoefilm.com/
Check out the newest Elevating Spirit@USI Campus Store sale item. Pictured here is our USI model: Sherry Dockery, senior administrative assistant, College of Nursing and Health Professions.
Would you like to be an Elevating Spirit@USI model and have a chance to win the Campus Store featured item? Contact Angie O'Nan at email@example.com.
Message from Stacy Draper, Assistant Director IT Security
W-2 phishing scam – attacker uses multiple techniques to trick someone into emailing W2 forms to the attacker. As tax season is upon us, please be aware Cybercriminals use various spoofing techniques to attempt to trick you into providing sensitive information. According to the IRS, to protect against potential identity thieves, take the following steps:
* Be skeptical of communications you receive from sources you are not expecting. Verify the authenticity of phone calls, standard mail, faxes or e-mails of questionable origin before responding.
* Do not reveal secret passwords, PINs or other security-based data to third parties; genuine organizations or institutions do not need your secret data for ordinary business transactions.
* Do not click on links contained in possibly questionable e-mails; instead, go directly to the site already known to be genuine. For example, the only address for the IRS Web site is www.irs.gov — any other variations on this will not lead to the legitimate IRS Web site.
* Do not open attachments to e-mails of possibly questionable origin, since they may contain viruses that will infect your computer.
Shred paper documents containing private financial information before discarding.
Those who think their identity has been stolen should visit the Federal Trade Commission’s Web site for information about how to handle the aftermath of identity theft. If you feel your password was compromised, you must change it immediately. Call the IT help desk (812-465-1080) if you need assistance changing your password.
Additional dates have been added to training sessions for new USI calendar:
Friday, January 26 from 2 - 3 p.m.
HP 1002 (Mitchell Auditorium)
Friday, February 2 from 10 – 11 a.m.
HP 1002 (Mitchell Auditorium)
Please RSVP at: https://www.usi.edu/web/calendar/calendar-workshop/
For more information contact Brandi Hess at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wednesday, February 21
Tia Oso will present the keynote address:
Chaos or Community: The Persistent Question in Achieving Racial Progress and Human Rights
50 years after Dr. Martin Luther King Jr's Nobel Prize winning book, this talk discusses how progressives must not forget the importance of developing a radically inclusive coalition in building a full-fledged human rights movement in the United States today.
Oso’s Professional Bio
Tia Oso is a nationally respected organizer, strategist, and emerging leader on issues of racial equity, migrant rights and social justice. She has worked with #SayHerName and #BlackLivesMatter organizations. A dynamic leader and political strategist with over 15 years of grassroots organizing experience, Oso is an experienced community engagement professional specializing in social change initiatives such as building multi-racial and cross-cultural coalitions and strategic planning for grassroots community development. Her theory of change is firmly rooted in the ability of everyday people to become change-makers for social and economic justice. Oso's passion for human rights and witty enthusiasm, move and inspire audiences to take action and make a difference in the world around them.
The mission of the Nelson Mandela Social Justice Day and Speaker Series is to raise dialogue at USI around current issues of human and civil rights, public service, and activism through diverse, dynamic, nationally, and internationally known public intellectuals and academics. We aim to augment each speaker’s visit with a day of educational opportunities for the USI community. In these activities we hope to commemorate Nelson Mandela, an internationalist educator, activist, and champion of human and civil rights
Through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA), University of Southern Indiana students in the Romain College of Business will provide free federal and state income tax preparation on Mondays, January 29 through March 19.
“We have 11 students enrolled in the program this year,” said Dr. Brett Bueltel, assistant professor of accounting. “Our students are excited for the opportunity to serve our community and gain real world experience preparing tax returns.”
In VITA programs, the Internal Revenue Service partners with national and local organizations to provide tax services to individuals with low-to-moderate income at no cost to the taxpayer. Accounting students will interview and prepare the taxes of those taxpayers who make an appointment for the service. VITA sites do not prepare Schedule C business forms or Schedule E rental forms. Federal and state tax returns are prepared at the time of the appointment, and all taxpayers must be available to sign their returns. Preparation of returns typically takes 90 minutes to two hours to complete.
The sessions will be held by appointment only in Room 1004 in the Business and Engineering Center on the following Mondays: January 29; February 5, 12, 19 and 26; and March 12 and 19. Appointments will be available at 5 p.m. and 6:45 p.m. The USI VITA site is closed March 5 for Spring Recess.
Individuals are required to bring their tax information, photo identification cards and Social Security cards for themselves and any dependents. International students must bring their passports and visas as well. The IRS encourages electronic filing and returns will be filed electronically for those who are eligible.
Please bring copies of your prior year state and federal tax returns if they are available. Your tax returns from the prior year are very helpful in preparing correct and complete current year returns. Paper returns will be prepared for those taxpayers who do not qualify for electronic filing or prefer paper returns.
To make an appointment, call the Romain College of Business at 812-464-1718.
The Indiana Blood Center will hold a blood drive at USI on Tuesday, January 23 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Carter Hall. This blood drive is sponsored on campus by Southern Indiana Dance Marathon and Occupational Therapy and Occupational Therapy Assistant students in the College of Nursing and Health Professions.
In addition to blood donation, there will also be a Be The Match Bone Marrow Registry and information about Organ Donation. Plus, for every participant, the Indiana Blood Center will donate $3 to Riley Children’s Foundation in the name of Southern Indiana Dance Marathon (SIDM) to be added to the USI’s dance marathon grand total for 2018.
Indiana Blood Center needs to see 550 people every day in order to meet patients' needs at more than 60 hospitals. Plus, this time of year is one of the most difficult times to collect enough blood products to meet patient needs. The extreme weather, busy schedules during the holidays and increased illnesses can keep even the most dedicated blood donors from donating blood. Please consider the urgent need when deciding whether or not to make an appointment for this blood drive. Help ensure a stable blood supply by raising your sleeve at USI!
Train, socialize and motivate each other to run/walk a 5k, 10k or half marathon.
Rising Eagles is a training program for beginner runners or walkers. Anyone can start a successful and rewarding walking or running program if they have the right guidance and support. As a Rising Eagle, you will progress to a level of fitness and accomplishment you never thought possible to complete the Screaming Eagles Running Series 5k, 7k and 10k. Experienced Eagles are available to encourage and support the Rising Eagles.
Group workouts will be Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday on the USI campus and in the Evansville community.The program begins at 6:30 a.m., Thursday, January 4, in the front lobby of the Physical Activities Center.
For more information contact Dr. Glenna Bower at email@example.com.