This Week at USI


Below is a list of events and activities happening in and around the USI community in the coming weeks:

6 p.m. Tuesday, March 12

2019 Phenomenal Women to be honored at annual banquet

The University of Southern Indiana Multicultural Center will host the 2019 Phenomenal Women of USI and the Community recognition banquet at 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 12 in Carter Hall, located in the University Center on the USI campus. Erika Taylor, CEO of the Evansville YWCA, will deliver remarks during the dinner. Now in its 18th year, the Phenomenal Women program honors and celebrates women from all walks of life who have made contributions to diversity in the USI and Evansville communities. Through the annual recognition of these contributions, the Phenomenal Women program hopes to inspire others to embrace and promote diversity within their own lives. Read More

2 p.m. Wednesday, March 13

New Harmony founder is the subject of discussion in faculty presentation “Utopia Explored”

The University of Southern Indiana’s Center for Communal Studies will sponsor a presentation and book signing by Dr. Silvia Rode, professor of German and chair of the World Languages and Cultures department, on Wednesday, March 13. Her presentation, entitled “Utopia Explored,” will take place from 2 to 3 p.m. in Kleymeyer Hall in the lower level of the Liberal Arts Center on USI’s campus. This event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. Read More

6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 14

Experienced agency professional to speak on intersection of social media and customer service

Brian Snyder, executive digital director for Golin, will present the 2019 Social Media Symposium presentation at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 14 in Carter Hall, located in University Center West on the University of Southern Indiana campus. Snyder’s presentation, “Social Media: The Intersection of Customer Experience and Public Relations,” is free and open to the public. Read More

3 p.m. Friday, March 15

Hanka to present “How Housing First Puts Us on A Path to End Homelessness”

The University of Southern Indiana College of Liberal Arts will host its second Liberal Arts Faculty Colloquium for the Spring 2019 semester with a presentation from Dr. Matt Hanka, associate professor of political science, at 3 p.m. Friday, March 15 in Kleymeyer Hall in the Liberal Arts Center.  This presentation focuses on the issue of chronic homelessness, and how the “Housing First” approach using permanent supportive housing (PSH), compared to the traditional “Treatment First” approach, has decreased homelessness, improved outcomes for the chronically homeless in terms of access to resources, housing stability, mental and physical health, and quality of life, and has resulted in reduced costs to our public services system. Read More



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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

6 p.m. 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

10:30 a.m. Friday, April 5

USI holding inauguration of fourth president, Ronald S. Rochon, April 5

The public is cordially invited to attend the inauguration of Ronald S. Rochon as the fourth president of the University of Southern Indiana at 10:30 a.m. Friday, April 5 at the newly-opened Screaming Eagles Arena on USI’s campus (Guests should be seated by 10:15 a.m.). The ceremony, with a theme of “Building Community by Celebrating Diversity, Engagement, and Service,” will highlight the University’s impact on its students and alumni, as well as the local and global communities. As part of the ceremony, presidents and other delegates of colleges and universities from around the country will participate, along with USI students, faculty, alumni and other special guests. Additional guests include, but are not limited to the governor of the State of Indiana, military generals, USI trustees, mayor of Evansville, members of the Indiana Commission for Higher Education, former USI presidents and other University representatives. Read More


Friday, April 12 – Sunday, April 14

Startup Weekend Evansville 8.0 to focus on community health care

With an eye toward using innovation to make our area healthier, Startup Weekend Evansville (SWE) 8.0 will be held from Friday, April 12 through Sunday, April 14 in the newly-remodeled third floor of the Health Professions Center on the University of Southern Indiana campus. Open regionally to students, faculty, staff and the community, Startup Weekend is a 54-hour event where developers, designers, marketers, product managers and startup enthusiasts come together to share ideas, form teams, build products and launch startups. For this year’s event, SWE organizers have chosen to theme the event “Better Health Through Innovation,” and are asking participants to focus their ideas on ways to improve the health outcomes of Vanderburgh County and the surrounding area. Read More






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