This Week At USI


Monday, February 11 – Saturday, February 16

USI Homecoming 2019

The University of Southern Indiana will hold Homecoming activities throughout the week of Monday, February 11 through the women’s and men’s basketball home games on Saturday, February 16. A full schedule of homecoming events, the homecoming court and other activities can be found at

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

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


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.


7 p.m. Wednesday, February 20 and 6:30 p.m. Friday, February 22

USI to celebrate 21st anniversary of The Vagina Monologues and founding of V-Day

The University of Southern Indiana will present a two-night-only benefit reading of Eve Ensler’s award-winning play The Vagina Monologues at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, February 20, and 7 p.m. on Friday, February 22 in Forum III of the Wright Administration Building on the USI campus. Doors will open at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, February 20, and at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, February 22. The event costs $8 at the door. Ninety percent of proceeds go to Willow Tree of Posey County, working to help women and girls coping with sexual assault and domestic violence. Ten percent of proceeds go to the V-Day Action Fund for women who have been incarcerated. Read More

9 a.m. Friday, February 22

USI Center for Interdisciplinary Studies, College of Liberal Arts present 12th Interdisciplinary Colloquium

The University of Southern Indiana College of Liberal Arts and its Center for Interdisciplinary Studies will host the 12th Interdisciplinary Colloquium, titled “Movement(s).” The day-long, multi-session event will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, February 22 in Carter Hall in University Center West. This event is free and open to the public. The College of Liberal Arts’ annual Interdisciplinary Colloquium showcases USI faculty research across a wide range of academic disciplines centered on a single topic. Faculty presenters represent a variety of USI programs and departments including Art, Biology, Criminal Justice, Economics, English, Gender Studies, German, Health Services, History, Music, Sociology, and Theatre Arts. 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 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. 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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