This Week at USI


TODAY – Monday, January 21

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. Brazile will address the media at 10:40 a.m. in University Center room 226, located next to Carter Hall, and will hold a book signing and question-and-answer session following the event.  Read More


Monday, January 21

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

USI will not hold classes on Monday, January 21 in observance of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Classes will resume on Tuesday, January 22.


Now available on

Fall 2018 issue of Southern Indiana Review available for purchase

The latest issue of Southern Indiana Review (SIR), the University of Southern Indiana’s literary review, is now available for purchase. SIR presents a cross-section of emerging and established artists and writers whose work is both regional and national in scope and degree of recognition. With the support of the Indiana Arts Commission and National Endowment for the Arts, SIR is published in October and May by the University of Southern Indiana and sponsored by the College of Liberal Arts. Read More


Tuesday, January 29

First Global Salon Series of 2019 features USI Marketing instructor

A lecture by Virginia Weiler, University of Southern Indiana instructor of marketing, will take place at noon Tuesday, January 29 as part of USI’s 2018-19 Global Salon Series. The lecture, titled “The Good, the Bad, and The Ugly: Marketing in the Global Space” will be held on campus in Room 0017 in the lower level of the David L. Rice Library. This event is free and open to the public. Read More


Exhibit open through Sunday, February 3

Gallery showcases art and design faculty work to ring in the new year


In celebration of the 10th anniversary of the Kenneth P. McCutchan Art Center/Palmina F. and Stephen S. Pace Galleries, an art exhibition showcasing the works of University of Southern Indiana Art and Design Department faculty will be on display in the gallery from Wednesday, January 2 through Sunday, February 3. The show features a wide variety of artworks in media ranging from wood, ceramics, oil paint and steel, to digital imagery and animation. Read More


Exhibit open through Saturday, February 16

New Harmony Gallery to host work of New Harmony Clay Project artists


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 16. The exhibition is free and open to the public. The exhibition will feature a diverse set of styles and techniques in both functional and sculptural ceramics from six resident artists who participated in the project in 2018. Read More


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Tuesday, February 26

Author, scholar, activist Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor to keynote 2019 Mandela Day

Dr. Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, author and assistant professor of African American Studies at Princeton University, will present the keynote address for the 2019 University of Southern Indiana Nelson Mandela Social Justice Day at 6 p.m. Tuesday, February 26 in the USI Performance Center. The presentation will be 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. Read More


Wednesday, March 21.

Annual Shaw Biology Lecture to feature director of National Center for Science Education

Ann Reid, director at the National Center for Science Education in Oakland, California, will present the University of Southern Indiana’s eighth annual Marlene V. Shaw Biology Lecture at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 21, in Mitchell Auditorium, located in the lower level of the Health Professions Center on USI’s campus. The presentation, titled “The Enduring Power of Evidence,” will be free and open to the public.


Thursday, April 4

General Colin Powell to speak on leadership at USI in April

The University of Southern Indiana will present “Leadership: Taking Charge,” a moderated discussion with General Colin L. Powell, USA (Ret.) at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 4, 2019, at the new USI Arena. The discussion will be free and open to the public. General Powell will be the fourth speaker in the University’s Romain College of Business Innovative Speaker Series. Previous speakers include T. Boone Pickens, legendary entrepreneur and philanthropist in 2013, Dr. Ben Bernanke, former chairman of the Federal Reserve in 2015, and Dr. Oscar Salazar, founding chief technology officer of Uber in 2017. Read More




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