This Week at USI


12:30 p.m. Tuesday, December 4

Watch the UNITE CubeSAT launch live Tuesday, December 4

The UNITE CubeSAT, a satellite designed by USI students through a NASA grant, is scheduled for launch at 12:38 p.m. Tuesday, December 4 from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. The CubeSAT will be loaded on a SpaceX Dragon cargo spacecraft as it heads to the International Space Station on a resupply mission. From there, the satellite will be launched into orbit sometime in early 2019. You can read more about the entire project in the Fall 2017 issue of illume magazine. Video of the launch will be live streamed at, as well as at

Study Day, Finals begin Wednesday, December 5

Fall 2018 finals and end of semester

The University of Southern Indiana will not hold classes Wednesday, December 5 in order to provide opportunity to study for finals. Final exams will begin Thursday, December 6 and run through Wednesday, December 12.

10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturday, December 8

USI Fall Commencement exercises to be held on Saturday, December 8

The University of Southern Indiana will hold two Fall Commencement ceremonies on Saturday, December 8, in the Physical Activities Center (PAC). The ceremony for the College of Nursing and Health Professions and Pott College of Science, Engineering, and Education will be held at 10 a.m. The ceremony for the College of Liberal Arts and Romain College of Business will be held at 1 p.m. Doors will open one hour prior to each ceremony, and tickets are required for all attendees. Read More

Public tickets go on sale Monday, December 10 for Monday, January 21, 2019 luncheon

Political strategist, author Donna Brazile to keynote USI’s 2019 Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Luncheon

Donna Brazile, former Chair of the Democratic National Committee and New York Times best-selling author, will be the keynote speaker at the University of Southern Indiana’s annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Luncheon at 11 a.m. Monday, January 21, 2019, in Carter Hall, located in University Center on the USI campus. Tickets will be available for USI students and employees beginning Monday, November 26 and will be available for the general public beginning Monday, December 10. All tickets may be purchased online on the USI website or at the USI Multicultural Center, located at Room 1224 in University Center East. Tickets are $5 for USI students, $10 for USI employees and $20 for the general public. Read More

Open through Saturday, December 15

New Harmony Gallery showcases Play-themed artwork

The New Harmony Gallery of Contemporary Art will host the exhibition Play through Saturday, December 15. Play provides an excellent sample of contemporary artists interpreting the theme of play and features a variety of media including painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, sculpture and video. The lineup showcases a range of artists from student to professional, including several University of Southern Indiana students, alumni and faculty. 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.

Applications available today through December 7, 2018

USI SeaPerch Sponsorship

The University of Southern Indiana’s Pott College of Science, Engineering, and Education and the SwISTEM Resource Center are offering a SeaPerch Sponsorship Program for up to ten (10) SeaPerch teams. Schools and organizations in southwestern Indiana, southeastern Illinois, and western Kentucky that are facing financial hardship in purchasing materials to participate in the SeaPerch Program are encouraged to apply.  This program will supply one SeaPerch kit per team ($179) and a USI Regional SeaPerch Challenge registration fee waiver ($50). Priority will be given to new SeaPerch coaches/teams but that should not keep seasoned teams from applying.  Teams must commit to competition in the 2019 USI SeaPerch Challenge.  The deadline to apply is December 7, 2018.  Awardees will be notified on December 14, 2018.  Click here for a link to the application form. More information about the SeaPerch Program can be found at



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