This Week at USI


Friday, August 4 – Sunday, August 6

New Harmony Theatre closes 2017 season with Souvenir

New Harmony Theatre will finish its 30th season with Souvenir by Stephen Temperley.  The play runs July 28-30 and August 4-6 at the Murphy Auditorium in historic New Harmony, Indiana. Souvenir tells the real-life story of Florence Foster Jenkins, an opera singer of the 1930’s and 40’s who enjoyed the backing of her own money to finance her public performances. With little connection to reality and even less to pitch, she was determined to present herself as a gifted performing artist to an astounded public Single tickets are $30 for an adult, $28 for seniors age 60+, $10 for ages 25 and under, and $24 for USI employees. Season package tickets are also available. Shows start at 7:30 p.m. on Friday nights, 2 and 7:30 p.m. on Saturdays, and a 2 p.m. matinee on Sundays. To purchase tickets, or for more information, visit or call the box office at 812-465-1668. Read More

Exhibit open through Sunday, September 10

Art exhibition to feature collegiate art faculties from across the Tri-State

The University of Southern Indiana McCutchan Art Center/Pace Galleries will display 100 Miles: Art by Regional Collegiate Art Faculties through September 10, 2017. A closing reception for the participating artists and designers will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, September 10. The reception is free and open to the public. Read More

Thursday, August 10 and Friday, August 11

10th annual MAIA aims to shatter aging stereotypes

Dr. Bill Thomas, touted as one of America’s “top 10 innovators” by the Wall Street Journal, will be the opening keynote speaker for the 10th annual Mid-America Institute on Aging and Wellness (MAIA), planned for August 10 and 11, 2017, at the University of Southern Indiana. This year’s MAIA, sponsored by USI and SWIRCA & More, also has a slate of new concurrent speakers and topics related to healthy aging, plus a few familiar faces that are returning by popular demand to celebrate our 10th annual conference. This conference appeals to health care and social service professionals, health care administrators, clinicians, older adults or retirees, family members providing care for a loved one, students and anyone who wants to learn tips for leading a healthier life. Read More

Thursday, August 10

Twelfth annual Day on the Bus event scheduled for August 10

On August 10, 2017, 50 faculty and staff members from the University of Southern Indiana, University of Evansville and Ivy Tech Community College will spend a day on a coach bus for USI’s Day on the Bus. The annual event gives participants an opportunity to learn about workforce trends in the region while visiting selected organizations in the Evansville area. Additionally, the event provides connections between participants, but also promotes long-lasting collaboration throughout the surrounding area. Sponsored by Old National Bank and USI’s Center for Applied Research, this year’s event will have a global presence, focusing on local businesses who have partnerships worldwide. Destinations include Berry Global, Traylor Brothers and Accuride, with lunch provided by Traylor Brothers. Read More

Thursday, August 17

Fall 2017 Welcome Week and start of 2017-18 academic year

Move in for new USI housing residents will open at 9 a.m. Thursday, August 17 with check-in at the Physical Activities Center. Returning residents can begin moving in at 9 a.m. Friday, August 18 with check in at the Housing and Residence Life Office. A full list of Welcome Week activities can be found at The first day of classes for the fall 2017 semester is Monday, August 21.

11 a.m Monday, August 21

Solar eclipse viewing party to be held on Quad

The USI Geology and Physics Department will hold a viewing party for the near total solar eclipse at 11 a.m. Monday, August 21 in the Quad on USI’s campus. The event will be free of charge and open to the public. Attendees will be able to view the eclipse through specially-equipped telescopes, and safety glasses will be handed out as they are available. For more information about USI’s party, please contact Dr. Matt Merlo at To speak with an expert member of USI’s faculty about the eclipse for news stories, contact Ben Luttrull at or 812-461-5259.

Registration open now; March to be held Saturday, November 4

Registration now open for 16th annual Norwegian Foot March

The 16th annual Norwegian Foot March will take participants 18.6 miles through the rolling hills of Evansville’s west side. Carrying a 25-pound rucksack, participants will begin and end at the University of Southern Indiana, working to make it back to the finish line in under four and a half hours. It’s an experience unlike any other, happening Saturday, November 4, 2017. Registration is currently open for the 16th annual Norwegian Foot March. ROTC cadets, Soldiers and veterans, as well as civilians, may register individually or as part of a four-member team. Registration can be completed online or by calling USI Outreach and Engagement at 812-464-1989. Read More

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