Halloween week brings culture, poetry, art, and a USI tradition


Below is a list of events and activities happening in and around the USI community in the coming weeks:

Exhibit opening Tuesday, October 29
New Harmony Gallery of Contemporary Art to feature popup exhibition

The New Harmony Gallery of Contemporary will host “Praxis,” a popup exhibition, through Saturday, December 7. “Praxis” is a physical manifestation and continuation of the dialogue initiated between the panelists and audience members of the Marketing Yourself as an Artist event that was held this past September. More Information

7:30 p.m. Wednesday, October 30

USI World Languages and Cultures Department to hold 10th annual Day of the Dead event and honor victims of mass shootings

The University of Southern Indiana World Languages and Culture department will hold their tenth annual Day of the Dead celebration at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, October 30 in the lobby of the Liberal Arts Center. New this year, students will begin the event by conducting a candlelight procession outside of the LA building to remember the victims of mass shootings throughout the country. After the procession, there will be a short ceremony with introductions of student organizations and a short speech about the meaning of the Day of the Dead followed by traditional food sharing, craft-making, and Latino dance lessons. This event is free and open to the public.  Read More

Friday, November 1

Michael Waters’ Poetry Prize winner releases new collection, The Spinning Place

The Spinning Place, a prize-winning collection of poetry by Chelsea Wagenaar published by Southern Indiana Review (SIR) Press, is now available for purchase through Amazon with a wider release planned for Friday, November 1. The Spinning Place considers the body as the origin of ecstasy and agony, revealing how language—its possibilities and limits—bridges us to one another, but also shatters intimacy. The collection’s three sections examine origin, exile, and the reconciliation of praise and sorrow with lyric precision and the heart of storytelling. The poems ask us to behold the ordinary astonishment of birth, motherhood, and faith: to witness the everyday as though it were sacred. Read More

7:30 a.m. Saturday, November 2

USI ROTC holding 18th annual Norwegian Foot March and food drive
The 18th annual Norwegian Foot March, an 18.6 miles march through the rolling hills of Evansville’s west side, will step off at 7:30 a.m. Saturday, November 2 from the University of Southern Indiana campus. Participants carry a 25-pound rucksack, which is traditionally filled with canned goods to be donated at the conclusion of the event to local food banks. Read More



A collection of events on campus and in the community sponsored by USI student organizations

can be found on the USI events calendar by clicking here.



Thursday, November 14 – Sunday, November 17
Shakespeare returns to the USI Theatre stage with “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”

University of Southern Indiana Theatre will continue its 2019-2020 season with the classic comedy A Midsummer Night’s Dream, written by William Shakespeare and directed by Elliot Wasserman, USI professor of theatre. The production runs from November 14-17, 2019 in the USI Performance Center located in UC east on USI’s campus. Read More

Thursday, November 21 – Sunday, November 24

Celebrate the holidays with Renaissance food, music at USI’s 50th annual Madrigal Feaste
The University of Southern Indiana Chamber Choir will host the 50th annual Madrigal Feaste will be held Thursday, November 21 – Sunday, November 24 in Carter Hall located in University Center West on the USI campus. Doors open at 7 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 1 p.m. for the Sunday matinee. USI’s most enduring musical tradition, the Madrigal Feaste is a reenactment of a 15th-century royal feast, including dancing and merriment on a grand scale. Processionals and holiday music accompanying each item on the menu as performers and guests welcome the holiday season. Read More





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