HVAC Technician/Facility Operations and Planning
HVAC Technician/Facility Operations and Planning
Call-In Security Officer/Office of Public Safety
Academic Advisor/College of Nursing and Health Professions
Historic New Harmony Experience Coordinator/Historic New Harmony
Promotions/Transfers and Reclassifications
Human Resources Coordinator/Human Resources
Previously: Senior Employment Assistant/Human Resources
The Recreation, Fitness and Wellness Center (RFWC) will host a FREE Family Fun Night Friday, November 22 from 5 to 7 p.m.
Free activities include basketball, volleyball, video games, billiards, ping-pong, foosball, rock climbing and access to fitness equipment.
For more information, call the RFWC at 812-461-5268.
Student Development Programs expects 85 freshman and transfer students and 70 guests to attend Screaming Eagles Orientation Friday, November 22. These students will begin classes in January 2020. Please welcome these new students if you see them!
Faculty Senate, Administrative Senate and Staff Council invite the University community to attend the third in a series of town hall sessions. Andy Wright, vice president for enrollment management, will address comments and answer questions surrounding the topics of enrollment management, including student recruitment and retention, at 3 p.m. Wednesday, December 11 in Forum 1.
Please visit the governing bodies' website for additional information about the town halls, including video recordings from the November town hall with Dr. Khalilah Doss, vice president for student affairs, and the October town hall with Steve Bridges, vice president for finance and administration.
A limited number of reserved seats are available in the Screaming Eagles Arena suites for USI employees at the fall 2019 Commencement ceremonies on a first come, first served basis. To request these seats, email Megan Doyle in Special Events and Scheduling Services at email@example.com.
General seating tickets are not required for Commencement.
For more information about the fall Commencement ceremonies, visit www.usi.edu/commencement.
Cinema USI is getting in the holiday spirit with FREE showings of three classic movies.
Thursday, November 21 9 p.m. How the Grinch Stole Christmas
Saturday, November 23 6 p.m. Polar Express
Saturday, November 23 9 p.m. Elf
Free popcorn will be available. Families (and pajamas) are welcome!
All movies will be shown in Forum 1 in the Wright Administration Building.
If you have any questions, please contact Nathan Payne at firstname.lastname@example.org.
USI Women’s Soccer goalie Maya Etienne made the deciding save in penalty kicks to give the Screaming Eagles their first GLVC Tournament title and an automatic bid to the NCAA DII Tournament.
GLVC #ExtraCredit announcers Betsy Ramos (USI senior) and Mariana Flores Gutierrez (Bellarmine University senior) called the game. It was the GLVC's first-ever production in Spanish.
Video courtesy: GLVC Sports Network Extra Credit
All full- and part-time USI employees and retirees are invited to the annual Holiday Luncheon! This year's luncheon will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, December 3 in Carter Hall.
Please RSVP to email@example.com or 812-464-1745 by November 25 to confirm your attendance and specify any necessary dietary and/or disability-related accommodations.
The Administrative Assistants and Associates of USI are again offering scholarships to USI students. The application will be open Friday, November 15 through Friday, November 22. The first 100 valid applications will be reviewed.
Applicants must fit the following criteria:
In this Tech Takeaway provided by Online Learning, learn how to create descriptions for hyperlinks.
Sodexo is offering its biggest Munch Money sale of the year. Through November 22, add a minimum of $50 Munch Money to your Eagle Access Card and get an extra 25% FREE (maximum $500). Add funds in the Eagle Access Card Office (located in the lower level of University Center West) or online at https://usi.sodexomyway.com/my-meal-plan/eagle-access-card.
Munch Money does roll over from fall semester to spring semester.
Spring and fall 2020 orientation dates have been set.
Enrolling for spring 2020
November 22 New/Transfer/Adult Student Orientation
January 9 New/Transfer/Adult Student Orientation (Weather date January 10)
Enrolling for fall 2020
March 20 Special Invite Orientation Session
March 24 Special Invite Orientation Session
April 18 Transfer/Adult Orientation Session
April 21 New Student Orientation Session
April 24 New Student Orientation Session
May 15 Transfer/Adult Orientation Session
May 29 New Student Orientation Session
May 30 New Student Orientation Session
June 18 Transfer/Adult Orientation Session
June 19 New Student Orientation Session
June 20 New Student Orientation Session
July 9 Transfer/Adult Orientation Session
July 10 New Student Orientation Sessions
July 11 New Student Orientation Session (Tentative)
August 19 New/Transfer/Adult Student Orientation Session
USI employees and students participated in two Leadership Everyone Regional VOICE sessions on campus in September.
With the University's current five-year academic calendar ending in third summer 2020, a University-wide committee was charged with developing the next five-year academic calendar beginning fall 2020. Over the past eight months the committee identified challenges of the existing calendar and examined priorities to be included in the next five-year academic calendar.
After considering input received from students, faculty and staff, highlights of the committee's recommendations that have been approved by President Rochon are:
The updated five-year academic calendar is available online.
Country Music Association (CMA) EDU USI will be tabling Thursday, November 14 through Wednesday, November 20 from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in UC East and West to collect cans and hygiene items for their One Man Band Canned Food Drive benefiting Archie's Closet.
CMA EDU USI has paired with country music band Old Dominion to give away a merchandise basket, a pair of tickets and a pair of tickets and meet and greets for the band's "Make It Sweet" tour coming to the Ford Center in downtown Evansville on Thursday, November 21. USI students and employees can donate each tabling day to enter a drawing (up to five entries total). One entry a day is allowed. Drawings will take place Wednesday, November 20 at 2 p.m., and winners will be contacted through text.
Follow CMA EDU USI on Instagram @cmaedu_usi for updates and tabling locations. Contact Kaylee Johnson (firstname.lastname@example.org), president of CMA EDU USI, with questions regarding the drive.
Stay cozy in November's Elevating Spirit item, a Screaming Eagles hooded sweatshirt! The sweatshirt, originally priced at $26.99, is 30% off for USI employees through November 29 (while supplies last), bringing the total to $18.89.
Employees who have not yet used their $15 USI Campus Store credit may combine that credit with the Elevating Spirit discount to bring the price of the sweatshirt to just $3.89!
The sweatshirt comes in red, navy and gray in sizes small through 3XL.
Thanks to Brad Flittner, senior administrative associate in Enrollment Management, for modeling!
UPDATE: As of Wednesday, November 20, only a few Giving Tree ornaments remain available.
Rice Library - 1
Dean of Students - 12
Provost's Office - 1
USI Giving Trees, sponsored by Staff Council, are now up in various locations around campus. Each tree is decorated with ornaments bearing gift requests representing 18 USI families, including 36 children.
Staff Council asks employees to take an ornament or two, purchase the item(s) listed and deliver the wrapped items to the tree that held the ornament or to Rice Library by Tuesday, December 3.
Giving Tree locations
Please contact Staff.Council@usi.edu with questions.
The latest Great Lakes Valley Conference PSA, Family, celebrates diversity, inclusion and equity among the league's 16 institutions. The three-minute video is narrated by Dr. Rochon and will be put into Conference-wide commercial rotation on the GLVC Sports Network. It will also be played at GLVC Championship events.
People all over the world will receive mail with a postmark designed by a USI student this holiday season.
Morgan Vaal '23, nursing, designed the 2019 Santa Claus Postmark that will be offered at the Santa Claus, Indiana, Post Office beginning December 2. It was submitted when Vaal was a student at Heritage Hills High School.
The Santa Claus post office receives more than 400,000 pieces of mail in December and has offered a special picture postmark every holiday season since 1983. If you are interested in using the special postmark on your mail, follow these guidelines.
Enjoy holiday caroling, horse and carriage rides, train rides around The Quad, photos with Santa and hot chocolate and cookies at the annual Lighting a Tradition event hosted by the Student Alumni Association Monday, November 25.
Students, alumni, faculty, staff and families are all invited.
6 p.m. Holiday Caroling
6:15 p.m. Lighting of The Quad
6:30 p.m. Photos with Santa, Cocoa and Cookies, Train Rides and Carriage Rides
Hat and scarf donations will also be accepted.
USI Public Safety asks all employees to read and implement these workplace safety tips:
If you see something suspicious, A.C.T. (Assess the Situation, Call Public Safety immediately and Take Action). This may involve challenging someone, watching and writing down a description or leaving the area if you do not feel safe.
If you are the victim of a theft on campus, please report it immediately to Public Safety by calling 812-492-7777.
All University private fundraising efforts are to be coordinated through the Development Office. The Development Office is responsible for developing, coordinating and implementing a comprehensive private fundraising program for the University of Southern Indiana under the auspices of the USI Foundation.
For purposes of this policy, private funding sources are individuals, alumni, friends, businesses, foundations and other sources except local, state and federal governmental agencies supported by tax-appropriated dollars.
Refer to the University Handbook and the USI Foundation webpage for the complete fundraising policy. Questions about fundraising and related policy issues should be addressed to the Vice President for Development/President, USI Foundation, David A. Bower, or Director of Development, Andrea R. Gentry.
HANDLING OF FOUNDATION CASH POLICY
Pursuant to the directive of USI Foundation policy, the only agent authorized to control, account for and safeguard cash for the Foundation is the Finance and Administration Foundation Accounting office in the Wright Administration Building WA102. Acceptance of cash by individuals is not recommended; if an individual receives money on behalf of the Foundation, it must be delivered in person to the Foundation Accounting office immediately during office hours or the following morning if received after hours.
Cash, checks and/or credit card information for the Foundation should NOT be sent through inter-departmental (campus) mail or via e-mail to Foundation Accounting. Donors should be directed to the USI Foundation website to submit their credit card payments through the portal at https://www.usi.edu/onlinegiving.
All invoices to third parties must be issued through the Foundation Accounting office. No other individuals or departments are authorized to issue invoices to third parties on behalf of the Foundation.
Loss of funds is to be reported immediately to the Foundation Accounting Office. Questions about cash control procedures should be directed to the Manager of Foundation Accounting, Dennis Guthery, or Foundation Accountant, Michael Cathro.
USI Public Safety is launching Rave Guardian, a free mobile app available for iOS and Android devices that allows USI students, faculty and staff access to a variety of safety features on their personal devices. The USI features of the app can be activated by anyone with an active USI directory listing. Rave Guardian is available in the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store.
Rave Guardian provides a "Safety Timer" feature allowing users to set a timer for the duration they expect to be traveling, regardless of mode of transportation. If the timer expires, the app sends a text message alert to a "Guardian," a personal contact designated by the user, that the timer is over prompting the Guardian to reach out and ensure the user's wellbeing. If deemed necessary, the designated Guardian is able to contact USI Public Safety (if the user is on campus) or 9-1-1 to report an emergency.
The app also allows users to directly and, if desired, anonymously contact USI Public Safety via chat to report an incident or request assistance, including the ability to share their location if on campus or at other University locations in downtown Evansville or New Harmony, Indiana. Additional features include access to an inbox for Rave Alerts and phone and web directories for campus and regional emergency services, resources and wellness information.
The app is not mandatory, but students, faculty and staff are encouraged to download and use the Rave Guardian app to enhance their personal safety and the safety of others on campus and other USI properties.
Broadway Avenue is scheduled to close to through traffic between Schutte Road and South Red Bank Road on Monday, November 4 so that work can begin on a $2.7 million water main replacement project. Work will be performed on the section of Broadway between Johnson Lane and Speaker Road.
Local traffic will be allowed on Broadway in both directions, but delays are expected. One lane of traffic will be open on Broadway during the work day with a contractor flagging traffic. Both lanes will be open in the evening.
The project is expected to "substantially complete" in July 2020, weather permitting, according to the Evansville Water and Sewer Utility.
Sodexo is interested in gaining feedback from faculty and staff about ways to improve campus dining experiences.
Voice your opinion by completing this Sodexo customer satisfaction survey.
USI faculty and staff interested in participating in the United Way of Southwestern Indiana's annual campaign can make a pledge online using the link emailed by President Rochon. Your pledge may be made through payroll deduction, at intervals you choose, or it may be a one-time donation. If you are unable to give to the United Way, please indicate "not this year" on the form.
If you decide to donate to the 2019 United Way Campaign, you are supporting a network of more than 30 agencies and 65 programs and services that impact thousands of people in our community. These programs serve critical areas of need including education, financial stability, health and other essential services.
The Elevating Spirit Committee would like to remind everyone the University promotes Spirit Fridays. All employees are encouraged to wear USI logo wear or school colors to show their Screagle Pride each Friday.
This year the committee and University want to make it easier for you to show your school spirit by offering all employees $15 in-store credit to the Campus Store, good for all logo items.
As USI's longest active organization on campus, Administrative Assistants and Associates, celebrates its 50th year on campus, members are preparing for their annual auction, December 4-9. The online auction raises funds for scholarships awarded to USI students.
Administrative Assistants and Associates asks the USI community to consider donating an item (or items) to the auction. Creativity is welcome! Past items have included plane rides, USI employee artwork, restaurant gift cards, handmade quilts and even a date with a donkey.
Auction items may be donated now through mid-November and can be delivered to Kim Sullivan in HP 2068.
Administrative Assistants and Associates meets four times a year for fellowship and education. Past events have included a Microsoft Outlook workshop and time management seminar, behind the scenes USI tours and luncheons with USI's president and other executives.
The Rice Library Scholarly Communication Unit will host a series of Lunch and Learn Workshops this fall focused on topics relevant to teaching and research at USI. Attendees are invited to bring their lunch and questions. Workshop presenters will provide information and cookies.
Fall 2019 Lunch and Learn Workshop Series Schedule
Finding Data and Statistics
Need datasets, stats or infographics? Learn how to harness the data power of ICPSR and how the Statista database can provide a more approachable introduction to data and statistics for students.
Basics of Open Access
Open access is the free, immediate, online availability of research articles coupled with the rights to use these articles fully in the digital environment. As part of International Open Access Week, hear about the various forms of open access publishing, its benefits and tips for authors considering open access.
SOAR at USI
As part of International Open Access Week, the Rice Library is pleased to launch the Scholarly Open Access Repository (SOAR) at USI. Come learn about this exciting new option for USI scholars. Your scholarship can be made more discoverable and accessible when you decide to SOAR at USI.
Integrating Library Resources into Your Classes
Want to create a more supportive, engaging and affordable learning experience for your students? Learn how to integrate library resources, service tools sand even librarians into your Blackboard course sites.
Season ticket prices (includes Men's and Women's Basketball games)
Lower Bowl: $180 (USI employee price is $160. Employees may purchase two tickets for that price.)
Upper Bowl: $165
For season ticket questions, contact the USI Ticket Office at 812-465-7165 or visit the Athletic Office 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday through Friday.
In order to be more accessible and supportive to our first generation college students on USI’s campus, the TRIO SSS program is starting a first generation sticker initiative.
If you identify as a first generation faculty or staff member (neither of your parents/guardians earned a four year bachelor’s degree), Student Support Services would love to send you a sticker that you can put outside your office door, computer or anywhere accessible for students to see that say, “FIRST GEN with the USI logo: FirstGen grad inside. Ask me my story.” The hope is that this will open up dialogue and serve as a conversation starter to bridge the education gap for our FirstGen students.
Click here to sign up to get your sticker!
USI Special Events and Scheduling Services is looking for employees to conduct campus tours for elementary and middle school classes.
Those interested in volunteering this fall can sign up online.
As school visits are scheduled, Special Events and Scheduling Services will follow up with those who have volunteered to check their availability.
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:
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.
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.