This Week at USI


5 p.m. Tuesday, February 5

Third annual Black History Month Oratorical Competition


The Multicultural Center will host the third annual Black History Month Oratorical Competition at 5 p.m. Tuesday, February 4 in the Roeder Traditions Lounge located on the second floor of University Center East. The Black History Month Oratorical Competition is an opportunity for students to deliver a speech focused on Black History while encompassing the theme of “The Element of Change”. Attendance is free and the public is encouraged to attend. More Information

6 p.m. Tuesday, February 5

Adobe Creative Residency alumna and designer, Jessica Bellamy, to present at USI


The Art and Design Department welcomes international speaker, Adobe Creative Residency alumna, and award-winning designer, Jessica Bellamy, to the University of Southern Indiana campus at 6 p.m. Tuesday, February 5. Bellamy will give a lecture about her experiences as a creative operating at the intersection of community organizing, information design, research and experience design. Read More


8 a.m. Wednesday, February 6

2019 Celebration of Teaching & Learning Symposium


USI’s Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning will host the third 3rd Celebration of Teaching & Learning Symposium beginning at 8 a.m. Wednesday, February 6 in University Center. Presentations at the Symposium will focus on improving student learning and academic success in any higher education setting. These works include the implementation and adaptation of effective evidence-based instructional strategies, development of innovations in teaching and learning, and results of scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL). Topics include improving student engagement and motivation, learning in specific settings or contexts, and fostering inclusion and civility. Dr. Jennifer Friberg, Cross Endowed Chair in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning and professor of Communication Sciences and Disorders at Illinois State University, will deliver the keynote address. 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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Thursday, February 14 – Sunday, February 17

USI Theatre Continues Season with Pygmalion

University of Southern Indiana Theatre will continue its 2018-2019 season with the classic play Pygmalion, written by Bernard Shaw and directed by Elliot Wasserman, professor of theatre. The production runs from Thursday, February 14 through Sunday, February 17 in the USI Performance Center located in University Center East on USI’s campus. Read More

10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Friday, February 15

USI’s annual International Food Expo returns Friday, February 15

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 15 in Carter Hall, located in University Center West. Tickets can be purchased in advance for $10 from the Center for International Programs in University Center East, Room 1235, or at the door on the day of the Expo for $15. USI students are able to purchase tickets from the Eagle Access Office with their USI ID using Munch Money. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to a local charity. Read More

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 2

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. Read More

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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