This Week at USI


11 a.m. and 7 p.m.,  Monday, April 8

Former NPR host Sanford Ungar to keynote 8th USI Law Day with lecture on free speech

Legally speaking, the United States enjoys perhaps the freest speech in the history of the world, and yet Americans seem to have a perpetual crisis over how to define and practice free speech. How did this happen, and what can be done about it? Sanford Ungar will tackle those questions in the keynote address for USI’s 8th Law Day at 7 p.m. Monday, April 8, 2019, in Carter Hall. Prior to Ungar’s keynote address, the University will begin Law Day by welcoming current and prospective students (particularly those interested in a career in law), faculty, staff, alumni and the Evansville community to observe the Indiana Court of Appeals as it hears an oral argument at 11 a.m. in Carter Hall. Read More

2 p.m. Monday, April 8

Author, blogger Erik Deckers to present on personal branding through social media

The University of Southern Indiana Romain College of Business will feature a presentation by Erik Deckers, author, blogger, and humor columnist entitled “Branding Yourself: How to Use Social Media to Invent or Reinvent Yourself.” This presentation will be held 2 p.m. Monday, April 8, in the Business and Engineering Center Room 0035 and is free and open to students, faculty, administrators and the public. Read More

5:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 9

Annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event to raise awareness of sexual assault and gender violence

The University of Southern Indiana Sexual Assault and Gender Violence Prevention Group and Albion Fellows Bacon Center will host the annual “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes: The International Men’s March to Stop Rape, Sexual Assault and Gender Violence” event at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 9 in Carter Hall in University Center West. Registration will start at 5 p.m. The event takes a literal interpretation of the old expression, with male participants completing a mile walk in women’s high-heeled shoes. Women and children are also welcome to participate. The event is held to raise awareness of rape, sexual assault and gender violence both on and off campus. Local community officials are expected to participate in addition to USI students, faculty and administrators. Read More

6 p.m. Wednesday, April 10

USI to host screening of patient safety documentary “To Err is Human”

The University of Southern Indiana Master of Health Administration Program will host a free screening of the documentary To Err Is Human at 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 10 in Mitchell Auditorium located in the Health Professions center on USI’s campus. The screening is open to students, USI staff and the public. Read More

4:30 p.m. Thursday, April 11

Graham to read from newest book of poetry in final performance after 35 years with USI

The final Southern Indiana Reading Series event for the Spring 2019 semester will take place at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, April 11 in the University of Southern Indiana Griffin Center, followed by a reception. Matthew Graham, professor of English, will read from his newest book of poetry, The Geography of Home, featuring artwork from Katie Waters, professor of art and design. Books will be available for purchase and for signing. This event is free and open to the public. Read More

Opening Thursday, April 11 and running through Sunday, April 14

USI Theatre wraps up 2018-2019 season with First Date

University of Southern Indiana Theatre will finish its 2018-2019 season with the new musical comedy First Date, based on the book by Austin Winsberg, who also adapted the book to the musical. Tickets are $2 for USI students, $12 for USI employees, $4 for non-USI students (student ID required), $13 seniors (60+), and $15 for adults. Shows start at 7 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 2 p.m. for the Sunday matinee. To purchase tickets or for more information visit USI Theatre or call the box office at 812-465-1635. Follow us on Facebook at USITheatre and NewHarmonyTheatre, Twitter @TheatreUSI, and Instagram @USI_theatre for updates and photos. 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

3 p.m. Friday, April 12

Katie Waters to present retrospective view of her artwork during her time with USI

The University of Southern Indiana College of Liberal Arts will host the final Liberal Arts Faculty Colloquium for the Spring 2019 semester featuring professor and chair of the USI Art Department, Katie Waters, at 3 p.m. on Friday, April 12 in Kleymeyer Hall in the lower level of the Liberal Arts Center. Read More

6 p.m. Friday, April 12 – Old Post Office Events Plaza

Toast to the Arts Gala features live auction, donations to benefit liberal arts students

The University of Southern Indiana’s Society for Arts and Humanities will host its annual Toast to the Arts Gala on Friday, April 12. Cocktails and a catered buffet dinner will begin at 6 p.m., with a silent and live auction to be held at 8 p.m. Proceeds will benefit the Society for Arts & Humanities, which support the academic and artistic enrichment of the USI College of Liberal Arts. Read More



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