University of Southern Indiana


  • New hires, promotions and reclassifications

    New hires

    Jeremy Cox, Custodial Worker, Facility Operations and Planning
    Caleb Galey, Distribution Services Assistant, Facility Operations and Planning
    Kimberly Pearson, Custodial Worker, Facility Operations and Planning
    Kati Russell, Distribution Services Assistant, Facility Operations and Planning

    Promotions, Transfers and Reclassifications

    Cynthia Brinker
    From: Vice President, Government and University Relations
    To: Senior Vice President, Government Relations

    Walter Fisher
    From: Systems Administrator/Academic Technology Services
    To: Applications Administrator/Academic Technology Services

    Shannon Hoehn
    From: Applications System Analyst/Academic Technology Services
    To: Applications Administrator/Academic Technology Services

    Jessica Mason
    From: Instructor in Occupational Therapy, College of Nursing and Health Professions
    To: Assistant Professor of Occupational Therapy, College of Nursing and Health Professions

    Kindra Strupp
    Associate Vice President of Marketing and Communications
    Vice President of Marketing and Communications

    Glendon Tyler
    From: Custodial Worker, Facility Operations and Planning
    To: Distribution Services Assistant, Facility Operations and Planning

  • Who's your USI role model?

    We asked "Who your USI role model?" and received a tremendous response. Through the upcoming weeks we'll include quotes of students, alumni, colleagues and more. We encourage you to share quotes about those at USI who inspire you. Use #USIRoleModels on social media so we can share it too.

    Bart Burke said "Tim Mahoney. He wasn't officially my advisor, but he always worked hard to help me with my schedule and answer any questions I had. I always enjoyed stopping by his office just to chat as well."

    Who is your USI role model?

  • International Reception and Awards Ceremony

    Thursday, April 26
    4 - 5:30 p.m.
    Carter Hall

    The International Reception and Awards Ceremony will be held to honor our international graduates and families.

    Congratulatory wishes from Provost Ron Rochon, and Janet Johnson, director of Alumni and Volunteer Services.

    The 2018 Outstanding International Graduate Award and the Peace Ambassador Award winners will be announced.

  • MPA Speaker Series to host D'Angelo Taylor as upcoming speaker

    Monday, April 23
    5 p.m.
    Liberal Arts Center, Kleymeyer Hall 

    The Master of Public Administration program is hosting D’Angelo Taylor, assistant director of Multicultural Center, as part of the MPA Speaker Series. He will be presenting on his book titled A Political Life: Black Culture, Civic Engagement, Education and Hope. 

    In Taylor’s current role, he works to build partnerships and relationships with multiple entities within the University of Southern Indiana and within the Evansville, Indiana community. He has worked with populations comprised of mainly first-generation and low-income students. Specifically, he has worked with community organizations, churches, and educational entities within the cities of Chicago, Illinois; St. Louis, Missouri; East Saint Louis, Illinois; and Rock Island, Illinois to aid families in their pursuit of higher education. Taylor is a strong believer in mentorship and he continues to mentor college and high school students from all walks of life.

  • USI Jazz Ensemble performs final concert of the semester April 22

    Don't miss the final USI Jazz Ensemble concert of the spring semester. They will be performing classic and modern jazz songs by John Coltrane, Charles Mingus, Herbie Hancock and others. Admission is free and open to the public.

    Sunday, April 22
    3 p.m.
    University Center, Carter Hall

  • Paws N Play pet therapy

    Finals can be a particularly stressful week for everyone. What better way to relieve some of that stress than to take a break to spend time with a four-legged friend.

    Paws N Play is a pet therapy program to relieve stress as we enter finals week. The program started at USI in 2015 and is offered each school year in December and April. New this year, along with the therapy dogs paying a visit, there will also be a therapy cat for therapeutic purrs.

    April 23
    10 a.m. - noon and 1 - 3 p.m.
    Recreation, Fitness and Wellness Center, Quiet Lounge

    April 24
    4 - 6 p.m.
    Fair Residence Life Center

    Sponsored by the Recreation, Fitness and Wellness Center, Counseling Center and Rice Library

  • Volunteer USI invites employees and students to celebrate 2 million hours served

    #ScreaglesGiveBack with Eagle Caring Packages
    April 18
    10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
    University Center, Breezeway

    Participate in preparing snack bags for the Dream Center and care packages for EVSC students. Stop by anytime between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. to put together snack bag and care packages. Volunteers can come and go as they wish. Free t-shirts and other giveaways will be given to volunteers. 

    Celebration Brunch
    April 19
    9 – 11 a.m.
    University Center, Carter Hall

    Employees are invited to attend and celebrate volunteerism at USI. There will be a variety of food items to choose from. This event is free

    Register online if you plan to attend.

  • USI employment opportunities March 16 - April 16

    Faculty/Adjunct Faculty

    Contract Instructor/Contract Assistant Professor of Dental Hygiene, College of Nursing and Health Professions
    Adjunct Instructor, College of Liberal Arts


    Senior Admission Counselor, Undergraduate Admissions
    Admission Counselor, Undergraduate Admissions
    Assistant Director, Undergraduate Admissions
    SWI-AHEC Clinical Coordinator, College of Nursing & Health Professions


    Senior Administrative Assistant, College of Liberal Arts

    Service/Maintenance & Security

    Lead Custodial Worker (3rd Shift), Facility Operations and Planning
    Custodial Worker, Facility Operations & Planning
    Parking Enforcement Officer, Public Safety

    Part-Time, Temporary & Seasonal

    Proctor - Tri-State Safety Council Programs, Outreach & Engagement
    Seasonal Grounds Maintenance Worker, Facility Operations and Planning

  • Youth Mental Health First Aid

    A one-day training in mental health first aid for youth will be held Saturday, May 5, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at New Hope Missionary Baptist Church, 633 Dr. W.R. Brown Sr. Way in Evansville. Youth Mental Health First Aid is a public education program which introduces participants to the unique risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems in adolescents, builds understanding of the importance of early intervention and teaches individuals how to help a youth in crisis or experiencing a mental health or substance use challenge. Mental Health First Aid uses role-playing and simulations to demonstrate how to assess a mental health crisis; select interventions and provide initial help; and connect young people to professional, peer, social, and self-help care.

    Cost: There is no participant cost for this training because it is funded through the Project AWARE grant. Learn more about SWI-AHEC's partnership with Project AWARE. Trainers will be Kerseclia Patterson of Southwest Indiana Area Health Education Center and RaShawnda Bonds of CAPE Minority Health Initiative.

    The course is designed for adults whom regularly interact with adolescents, but may also be appropriate for older adolescents (16 and older) so as to encourage youth peer to peer interaction. Anyone who regularly works or interacts with youth – teachers, athletic coaches, mentors, juvenile justice professionals – may find the course content useful. The core Mental Health First Aid course has been successfully offered to a variety of audiences including hospital staff, employers and business leaders, faith communities, law enforcement and the general public.

    Note: Youth Mental Health First Aid is not specifically designed for parents of youth with mental health challenges. Although parents and families may find the course content useful, the course provides a basic level of information and guidance, rather than more in-depth information on navigating the healthcare system, which parents may wish to explore. 

    For additional information, download the application form or call Janie Chappell with Deaconess Cross Pointe: 800-947-6789 or 812-471-4521 or email

  • Blues Cafe: The Ex-Offender: Mental Health Concerns & Barriers to Success

    Blues Café

    The Ex-Offender: Mental Health Concerns & Barriers to Success
    Presented by Southwest Indiana Area Health Education Center (SWI-AHEC)

    Friday, April 27, 2018
    Noon - 3 p.m.
    Zion Missionary Baptist Church
    1800 S. Governor Street, Evansville

    Life after incarceration doesn't always start with a clean slate. Engage with a panel of professionals about the collateral consequences that make recovery difficult for ex-offenders.

    Continuing Education (CE) credits available, and lunch will be provided.

    Questions? Contact Kerseclia Patterson, 812-228-5048 or

    Space is limited to the first 60 participants. Register online.

  • Bennett Lane closed for Commencement

    From Wednesday, April 25 through Friday, April 28, Lot P will be closed for Commencement set-up and ceremonies. Employees and students will need to park in other lots.

    Also, Bennett Lane will be closed beginning at 9 a.m. Friday, April 27 until 8 p.m. Saturday, April 28 for Spring Commencement. The street will be blocked for pedestrian traffic only from just after the first bay of Lot C up to the fifth bay, allowing access through Lot C to Lots P, K, L and the Baseball Field/Outdoor Education Area. Those wishing to drop off passengers in front of the Physical Activities Center (PAC) for the Commencement Ceremonies may do so from Lot C at the crosswalk in front of the PAC.

  • Monthly live webinars through TIAA’s Virtual Environment

     TIAA is introducing monthly webinars through its interactive site called the Virtual Environment: This innovative resource offers users 24/7 access to a wide range of articles, on-demand seminars, and live monthly seminars on a variety of essential financial topics.

    Live webinars to boost financial know-how

    The live events will give participants real world financial tips, tactics and techniques to help start, build, and maintain your retirement savings. Space at these webinars is on a first-come, first-served basis. Employees can reserve their place at any of the webinars by visiting

    TIAA will offer new webinars throughout the year including topics like navigating women’s unique financial challenges, how to manage income in retirement, etc., so visit the virtual environment today to sign up.

  • Nominations for Staff Council are now being accepted for the 2018-2020 term

    Any non-exempt full-time support staff employee of USI who has at least 90 days of service at the time of the election (May 14, 2018) is eligible to run for one of the 13 open seats on the Council. You may nominate yourself or someone else, but all nominations must be received by eligible support staff before Monday, April 30, at 4:30 p.m. to be accepted. Be prepared to send in a one-paragraph biography of yourself to be included in the ballot. 

    The election ballot will be emailed to all support staff on Monday, May 7, and be open for one week, closing Monday, May 14, at 4:30 pm. 

    The purpose of Staff Council 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 in University matters as appropriate, and uphold and strengthen the mission of the University of Southern Indiana.” 

    Nominations may be sent to

  • St. Vincent Mobile Digital Mammography Unit on campus May 3

    The St. Vincent Mobile Digital Mammography Unit will be on campus from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Thursday, May 3 in the Health Professions Center, Room 1041.

    To schedule an appointment for your mammogram call 812-485-4437. Inform them that you are a USI employee or spouse of an employee making an appointment for their on-campus visit on May 3.

    You do not need a physician’s order. Women with implants can have a digital mammogram.  Mammograms are normally covered under all insurance plans and your insurance carrier will be billed for these services.  It is always a good idea to check with your insurance company first before scheduling.  Anthem will cover screening mammograms for USI employees and their spouses.  The time span in-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 immediately sent to a computer monitor.  This allows our radiologist to manipulate the image’s brightness, contrast and magnification to help detect any cancer that may be present.  Patient accesses to this technology, through the availability of a mobile unit, will allow us to provide the best technology available to women who may not otherwise have access to this technology.

    St. Vincent’s Breast Center also offers the advantage of having a dedicated breast radiologist, Dr. Charles Lackey, on site at all times.  Dr. Lackey is a board-certified breast radiologist, who is extensively trained in breast health, completed a breast fellowship at Washington University, St. Louis, and continues to study breast imaging extensively.  Dr. Lackey will carefully examine all the images obtained and a letter will be mailed with the results on the next business day.

  • Title IX Training

    The University of Southern Indiana is committed to providing an educational and work environment which values all individuals and respects the dignity and rights of all members of the University community. It is the expectation of the University that employee conduct be guided by integrity, mutual respect and civility.  In furtherance of these commitments, and in compliance with Title IX, a federal civil rights law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in federally funded education programs and activities, the University is providing training using Lawroom, an online learning module provided by Everfi. In order to be in compliance, all mandatory reporters must complete the online, interactive Title IX training module by Wednesday, May 2, 2018. Those listed as mandatory reporters will be receiving an e-mail with instructions on completion in the following days. If you have any questions please reach out to Natalie Rascher, Human Resources business partner at 812-464-1840.

    This applies only to employees who received a Title IX email from Human Resources. Contact Human Resources if you are uncertain whether or not you are required to complete training.


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