This Week at USI


4:30 p.m. Thursday, February 15

Southern Indiana Reading Series to host poetry reading from Kaveh Akbar and Ruth Awad

The University of Southern Indiana’s Southern Indiana Reading Series will present a poetry reading by Kaveh Akbar and Ruth Awad at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, February 15 in the Griffin Center Great Hall. The reading is free and open to the public, and will include a question and answer session as well as a book signing. More Information

Opening Night: 7 p.m. Thursday, February 15

USI Theatre Continues Season with Italian American Reconciliation

University of Southern Indiana Theatre will continue its 2017-2018 season with the play Italian American Reconciliation, written by John Patrick Shanley. The production runs February 15-18 in the USI Performance Center located in University Center East on USI’s campus. Tickets are $2 for USI students, $10 for USI employees, $4 for non-USI students (student ID required), $10 seniors (60+), and $12 for adults. Shows start at 7 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 2 p.m. for the Sunday matinee. To purchase tickets or for more information visit or call the box office at 812-465-1668. Read More

10:30 a.m. Friday, February 16

International Food Expo to feature diverse food, entertainment

The International Club at the University of Southern Indiana will host the annual International Food Expo from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, February 16 in Carter Hall, located in University Center West. The International Food Expo is an opportunity for USI’s international students to share the cultural diversity, customs and cuisine of their home country with the USI community and the public. Tickets can be purchased in advance for $10 from the Center for International Programs Office in the University Center East, Room 1235, or at the door on the day of the Expo for $15. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to a local charity. For additional information, contact Nicole Vernon at or 812-228-5092. Read More

7 p.m. Friday, February 16

USI to continue French film festival

The University of Southern Indiana’s College of Liberal Arts, World Languages and Cultures Department, and USI Society for Arts and Humanities will host the Tournées Film Festival, a French film festival continuing on Fridays through February 23. This week’s film, Louise by the Shore, will be screened at 7 p.m. in Forum One. The film festival is free and open to the public. A discussion will follow each screening. More Information

Open through Saturday, February 17

New Harmony Gallery hosting ceramics exhibition of artists-in-residence

The New Harmony Gallery of Contemporary Art is hosting a ceramics exhibition, showcasing artists-in-residence at the New Harmony Clay Project, through Saturday, February 17. The exhibition is free and open to the public. A closing reception will be held at the gallery at 4 p.m. Saturday, February 17 prior to the Under the Beams concert featuring Daniel Hsu at 7:30 p.m. Read More

Open through Monday, February 19

Visiting artist to feature in dual exhibition at USI

The McCutchan Art Center/Pace Galleries will present two exhibits, IF/THEN: Sarah Martin and The Chair, writ small, through Monday, February 19.  Sarah Martin, University of Southern Indiana Art and Design Department visiting studio artist for spring 2018, will give a lecture on her work at 6:30 pm Monday, February 19 in Kleymeyer Hall in the Liberal Arts Center on the USI campus.  There will be a closing reception for both exhibitions and their artists immediately following the lecture in the McCutchan Art Center/Pace Galleries. Read More

6:30 p.m. Monday, February 19

Evansville native to share homelessness journey as part of annual Symposium

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. Read More

10 a.m. Wednesday, February 21

2018 Spring CareerLink Job Fair

The Spring 2018 CareerLink Job Fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, February 21 in Carter Hall. The largest job fair hosted by USI, students will have the opportunity to meet and network with representatives from more than 80 local employers. More Information

6 p.m. Wednesday, February 21

Social activist Tia Oso to present 2018 Mandela Social Justice Day keynote address

Tia Oso, director of impact at Revolve Impact and a dynamic and experienced social justice leader, will present the keynote address for the University of Southern Indiana’s 2018 Nelson Mandela Social Justice Day at 6 p.m. Wednesday, February 21 in Carter Hall located in University Center West. Oso’s address, “Chaos or Community: The Persistent Question in Achieving Racial Progress and Human Rights,” is free and open to the public. The keynote address is the culmination of a full day of activities meant to raise dialogue at USI around current issues of human and civil rights, public service, and activism. This event is sponsored by the USI College of Liberal Arts, College of Nursing and Health Professions, Multicultural Center, Counseling Center and the Office of Housing and Residence Life. Read More



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