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University of Southern Indiana

Fall 2011 • Issue Three Volume Three

Center for Education Services and Partnerships: Delivering programs to P-16 education The Center for Education Services and Partnerships in USI’s Division of Outreach and Engagement provides a variety of public programs, including the College Achievement Program (CAP), summer camps, and STEM initiatives for schools, parents, and children in P-16 education. Open to motivated juniors and seniors at 25 partner high schools throughout Indiana, CAP provides an opportunity for students to earn dual high school/college credit in selected courses offered in the high schools. Instructed by master high school instructors who are trained in special workshops by USI faculty, each CAP course follows the same curriculum and academic standards as the comparable on-campus course. The program provides participating students an intellectual challenge, an opportunity to test ability to complete work at the college level, reduces the duplication of curriculum, and eases the transition from high school to college. Additional information, including participating schools, cost, and enrollment criteria is available at www.usi.edu/cap. Each summer, the Center for Education Services and Partnerships offers Kindergarten Camp to children entering or leaving Kindergarten, Summer Enrichment Camp for children ages seven to 12, and Super Summer enrichment classes for children ages Pre-K4 through 14. Year-round child care for children ages two to six of USI students, faculty, and staff is also available on campus at the Children’s Learning Center. Care is available

The CAP program at Reitz High School continues to expand. We now offer dual credit in at least 18 courses. Students gain a better understanding of college-level work and feel better prepared to enter creditbearing courses in their major areas of study. As a teacher, I feel better prepared to help my students enjoy success in college.” —Paula Harmon English Teacher F. J. Reitz High School

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on a full-day, half-day, and hourly basis and children from the community are welcome to enroll when space is available. Each of these high-quality programs offers an environment that encourages children to develop their capabilities and interests at their own pace and individual needs while providing positive encouragement for continued growth. The Center for Education Services and Partnerships also assists with several University Southwest Indiana science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (SwISTEM) Resource Center initiatives. Goals of SwISTEM include building a science and mathematicsliterate workforce that provides an economic advantage, delivering a continuous supply of highly trained technologists to meet the demands of economic growth, maintaining supportive resources that will benefit Indiana’s K-12 schools and encourage involvement of a coalition of leaders from business, higher education, scientific institutions, and K-12 education.

Evansville ARC has worked with the Center for Education Services and Partnerships for nearly 20 years. With their help, we have been able to convert our therapeutic daycare into a state-licensed and inclusive childcare facility that serves children with and without disabilities. As a result, our organization has continued to be one of the most progressive nonprofit organizations in the community in the areas of program development, service delivery, board recruitment and development, and employee engagement.” —Deidra Conner President Evansville ARC Current SwISTEM initiatives include Girls Only (GO) STEM! and summer workshops for area elementary, middle, and high school teachers focused on STEM disciplines. Open to girls entering their sophomore or junior year of high school, GO STEM! is a residential summer camp experience that helps female students overcome barriers and stereotypes

The Center for Education Services and Partnerships staff includes: left to to right, Ginger Ramsden, director; Jaclyn Dumond, manager of school partnerships; Amanda Wheaton-Collins, manager of the Children’s Learning Center; Kathy Hayden, summer enrichment camp supervisor; and Dana Drury, senior program assistant.

faced while preparing for and pursing STEMrelated careers. The program, sponsored by the Pott College of Science and Engineering, is facilitated by female faculty and involves female college students majoring in STEM disciplines as mentors, allowing them to work with high school students and college faculty. Several noncredit courses aimed at kids, parents, and teachers are also organized through the Center for Education Services and Partnerships. Recent offerings have included the Saturday and Summer Art Workshop, Getting Ready for the SAT Verbal and Math exams, Pictures and Presentations for the Classroom Teacher, Study Skills: The HomeTo-School Connection, and Things to do With Your Toddlers and Two’s. For more information on programs and services available from the Center for Education Services and Partnerships call 812/228-5022 or visit www.usi.edu/extserv/ cesp/.


Division of Outreach and Engagement • University of Southern Indiana

Letter from the Associate Provost My first month as associate provost for Outreach and Engagement at the University of Southern Indiana has been terrific. I have met many wonderful faculty, staff, and students as well as stakeholders in the community. I look forward Bernhard to meeting many more of you in the coming weeks to discuss potential collaborations, but for now I want to make you aware of some exciting fellowship opportunities for USI faculty. Proposals are being accepted for faculty fellowships with the Center for Applied Research, Historic New Harmony, and Historic Southern Indiana. Eligibility for these fellowships has been expanded beyond fulltime, tenured, or tenure-track faculty to facilitate faculty development. I encourage faculty to apply for a fellowship by Friday, November 4. For more information, visit www.usi.edu/outreach. In other news, Outreach and Engagement units and staff have recently been recognized for their efforts and accomplishments. These include: • Linda Cleek, director of Continuing Education, was recognized as one of the founding influences of Volunteer USI at the Volunteer USI Advisory Council and Office of Alumni and Volunteer Services Volunteer Recognition Dinner in August. • The New Harmony Gallery of Con­ temporary Art received the Posey County Arts Award at the Arts Council of Southwestern Indiana Awards in September. Congratulations to Erika Myers-Bromwell, Connie Weinzapfel, Sarah Rhoades, and others at Historic New Harmony who played a role in earning this prestigious award. • Connie Weinzapfel, director of Historic New Harmony, was recognized for her 25 years of accomplishments at USI during the 2011 Founders’Day Program in September.

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Outreach and Engagement team members also have been involved in facilitating some important recent initiatives, including: • Elissa Bakke, assistant director in the Center for Applied Research, skillfully facilitated Town Hall meetings on the University Core Curriculum in late August. Adrian Gentle, chair of the Faculty Senate, publicly recognized her for her efforts at the September Board of Trustees meeting. • Also in September, the Center for Applied Research sponsored the Southern Indiana Rural Communities Summit, which addressed brain drain (the out-migration of 25-44 year-olds) from our Southern Indiana counties. The event, held in Huntingburg, drew more than 150 educators, elected officials, and business people from 11 counties. Dr. Sue Ellspermann, director of the Center for Applied Research and State Representative from Ferdinand, organized and hosted the event while Dr. Mohammed Khayum, dean of the College of Business and Charmaine McDowell, director of the Center for Human Resource Development, made presentations. USI co-sponsored the event with German American Bank and Perry Spencer Communications. More than 250 ideas on how to tackle the issue were generated, which could lead to a real positive impact for our communities. In closing, I encourage you to get involved with outreach and engagement opportunities at USI. We can all make a positive difference in our community, region, state, and beyond. We look forward to working with you.

Division of Outreach and Engagement Office812/464-1989 Fax812/465-7061 Associate Provost of Outreach and Engagement Dr. Mark C. Bernhard 812/464-1829 Grant Writer/Coordinator Jane Friona

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Marketing Coordinator/engage Editor Brandi Schwartz 812/464-1854 Academic Programs Coordinator/Advisor Lee Ann Shafer 812/464-1879

Departments Center for Applied Research Dr. Susan Ellspermann 812/461-5407 Center for Education Services and Partnerships Ginger Ramsden 812/228-5022 Center for Human Resource Development Charmaine McDowell 812/465-1629 Center for Continuing Education Linda Cleek 812/464-1829 Historic Southern Indiana Leslie Townsend

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Historic New Harmony Connie Weinzapfel

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USI @ Innovation Pointe Gene Recker

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Service Learning Dr. Anne Statham

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Southern Indiana Japanese School Keietsu Nishimura 812/471-1210 U.S. Army Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) Captain Joel Matherly 812/461-5302

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Fall 2011

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USI receives national recognition for community service Programs submitted on USI’s community service honor roll application included: • Saturday Art Workshop: Developed and coordinated by Dr. Joseph Uduehi, associate professor of art education, this program provides elementary and art education majors teaching opportunities before their professional student teaching semester. The two-day workshop also provides art experiences for children in the community to enhance the art lessons they receive at school and serves as a source of outreach from the University.

The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) has named the University of Southern Indiana to the 2010 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, an annual program that recognizes institutions of higher education for exemplary commitment to service and volunteering. USI was named to the list for engaging students, faculty, and staff in meaningful services that achieve measurable results in the community.

• USI partnership with the Juan Diego Center: Students and faculty from nursing, respiratory therapy, occupational therapy, and social work delivered a variety of health services and health screenings to the Hispanic population at the Juan Diego Center in Evansville. The program increased student cultural diversity of clinical education and promoted learning of advocacy, caring, tolerance, respect, communication, and clinical competence. Participants also learned about collaboration and the roles of other disciplines and community agencies.

• Raising Awareness through On Court Meeting: With 86 percent of their students at or below the poverty level and a large percentage not meeting academic state standards, Glenwood Middle School worked with USI’s Department of Athletics and Department of Physical Education to teach middle school students how to play tennis. USI students also assisted students with homework, computer usage, character development, and team building while reinforcing etiquette/sportsmanship behaviors appropriate in tennis and in life. Assessment results indicated an increased interest in college attendance by students at Glenwood Middle School and a significant change in attitudes by USI students in regard to opportunities in making a positive impact through volunteerism.  NCS, which has administered the Honor C Roll since 2006, admitted a total of 641 colleges and universities for their impact on issues from literacy and neighborhood revitalization to supporting at-risk youth. Of that total, 511 were named to the Honor Roll, 114 received the recognition of Honor Roll with distinction, 11 were identified as finalists, and six received the Presidential Award.

Retreat services now available in Historic New Harmony USI’s Center for Human Resource Development and Historic New Harmony are offering customized-themed retreats for groups and businesses. Located on the banks of the Wabash River, New Harmony offers world-class accommodations and meeting facilities, dining, shopping, and entertainment. Retreat themes include Building Team Trust, New Team Development, Strategic Planning, Leadership Enrichment, Critical Thinking, and Visioning and Spiritual Guidance. Venues include MacLeod Barn Abbey, New Harmony Inn and Conference Center, Thrall’s Opera House, Rapp-Owen Granary, the award-winning Atheneum, and more. Retreats can be anywhere from one- to five-day programs and can include a variety of activities such as tours, hiking, carriage rides, and labyrinth walks. “Businesses can select a predesigned retreat theme or have one created to accommodate their specific needs,” said Julie Brauser, training consultant in the Center for Human Resource Development. “We will organize each retreat and provide direction and suggestions to ensure a successful experience.” As a unified program of USI and the Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites, Historic New Harmony preserves its utopian legacy by inspiring renewal and fellowship between people and communities through its programs and collections. The University nurtures this living laboratory as a place where students and teachers, tourists and

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Customized retreats are now available at several venues in New Harmony, Indiana, including the award-winning Atheneum.

scholars, and leaders and seekers can come together to experience, explore, and create, making it a perfect retreat location. Its office is part of Division of Outreach and Engagement. For more information, or to book a retreat, contact Brauser at 812/461-5425 or jbrauser@usi.edu.

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Division of Outreach and Engagement • University of Southern Indiana

Applications for Epi-Hab Scholarship now available USI’s Epi-Hab Center for Disability Studies in the Division of Outreach and Engagement is currently accepting applications for the 2012–2013 Epi-Hab Scholarship program. One student from each of USI’s colleges and one student from the University Division/ Bachelor of General Studies program will receive $1,000 for tuition, books, or living expenses.

USI students volunteer with USI’s Trails Coalition to mark trails for a mapping project during Welcome Week’s Day of Service event. Coordinated by USI’s Service Learning Program and Office of Student Development Programs, the event helped new students get better acquainted with the University and provided a valuable service to the community.

Sharpen your leadership skills with the Center for HRD Looking for direction in developing your leadership qualities? Want to become more involved in your organization or community? Let USI’s Center for Human Resource Development (Center for HRD) help you attain your goals. The Center for HRD has focused on developing business professionals since 1985. The Center’s foundation programs, such as the Management Diagnostic Center and Certificate in Management, have encouraged regional employees to grow and succeed in their capacity as leaders. Over the years, the Center for HRD’s programming has expanded to encompass on-site leadership support for a variety of local companies and additional public sessions such as the Development Dimensions International Leadership Certificate Series. The mission of the Center for HRD is to develop regional employees for longterm success; developing leaders is a key component to this mission. Leaders operate in an ever-changing environment and regularly face new challenges. To meet these challenges and become successful on a personal and organizational level, new skills and competencies need to be acquired.

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“We strive to offer leadership programs that address the new skills and challenges that leaders face. Our programs, both onsite at area organizations and at USI, focus on developing well-rounded leaders,” said Charmaine McDowell, director of the Center for HRD. The Center for HRD’s mission to help develop employees has evolved to include leadership in the community through the regionally based leadership program, Connect with Southern Indiana. Open to residents who live in one of nine Indiana Southwestern counties, the program strives to boost intellectual capital and nurture active citizenship to enhance the quality of life in the region. Over the past six years, the Center for HRD has developed 125 leaders through the program. Programs offered through the Center for HRD have one ultimate goal. Success. “Our goal is to equip leaders at all levels to succeed, in their organizations and in their communities,” said McDowell. Contact the Center for HRD at 812/4651629 to schedule an on-site consultation or to learn more about programs that can help your organization succeed.

To qualify for the scholarship, applicants must be enrolled in a minimum of three semester hours at USI at the time of application and award, have at least 12 completed semester hours at USI or transferred 12 completed semester hours to USI, and have a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.7 (undergraduate) or 3.0 (graduate). Students who have a disability or assist individuals with disabilities in either their personal lives or workplace are encouraged to apply. To apply for the scholarship, students must complete an Epi-Hab application, compose an essay describing their proposed field of study and future career plans, and provide two letters of recommendation. A committee will review each application and will select scholarship recipients based on the content and originality of their essay. Completed applications should be dropped off or mailed to: C/O Kimberly Armstrong, Epi-Hab Scholarship, Division of Outreach and Engagement, University of Southern Indiana, University Center East, 8600 University Blvd., Evansville, IN 47712. The application deadline is Friday, December 9, 2011. Scholarship winners will be announced during Honors Week in March 2012. Additional details and scholarship application are available at www.usi.edu/extserv/ outreach/epihab.asp. For more information, contact Kimberly Armstrong, administrative associate in the Division of Outreach and Engagement, at 812/464-1829 or kaarmstron@usi.edu.

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Fall 2011

Issue Three Volume Three

Reflections on a great “Day on the Bus” By Dr. Mark C. Bernhard, associate provost for Outreach and Engagement While my first official day at USI was August 22, I had the great fortune of participating in Day on the Bus on August 10. This sixth annual bus tour, organized by the Division of Outreach and Engagement’s Center for Applied Research in conjunction with other local universities, and sponsored by Old National Bank, featured presentations and tours at several key businesses in Southwest Indiana. In all, 42 faculty and staff members from USI, Ivy Tech Community College, University of Evansville, and Vincennes University participated in this exciting education-filled day. Participants had the opportunity to tour the Vectren Culley Power Plant as well as Evansville ARC Industries. We also heard from three area leaders, Carl Chapman, president and chief executive officer of Vectren; Deidra Conner, president and chief executive officer of Evansville ARC Industries; and Kathy Schoettlin, vice president and director of Marketing and Communications at Old National Bank. Consistent themes that emerged from all three presentations and that have implications for USI and other area colleges were:

• T he importance of community: Chapman explained that community is one of Vectren’s core values and that community development/re-establishing local neighbor­ hoods is one of the Vectren Foundation’s top investment priorities. Schoettlin spoke of Old National Bank’s commitment to community; the bank donates several million dollars back to the community and encourages employees to volunteer at least two hours of their time a month. • T he importance of teaching critical thinking skills: Chapman emphasized that students entering the workforce need to possess curiosity, integrity, and passion. Conner stated that Evansville ARC Industries workforce competencies are critical problem-solving skills, communication skills, time management skills, follow-up skills, multi-tasking skills, and the ability to take initiative. In addition, Schoettlin indicated that she has seen a dwindling in writing skills in recent college graduates.

• T he importance of retaining our talent: Chapman, who serves on the USI College of Business Board of Advisors, stated that several key positions are held by USI graduates. In fact, both Conner and Schoettlin are USI alumni. However, the question of how Evansville can better retain its talent was a topic that arose multiple times throughout the day. In addition to the compelling tours and presentations, the day also was filled with valuable networking opportunities. Representatives from the different universities and colleges had an opportunity to meet and build relationships. Issues related to community development, improving student’s critical thinking skills, and focusing on how to retain more of our talent are areas of focus for each of the institutions. Exploring ways to partner will enhance all of our success with these important issues. Day on the Bus has opened my eyes to a number of exciting possibilities.

Forty-two faculty and staff members from USI and other local colleges and universities participated in the sixth annual Day on the Bus in August.

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Division of Outreach and Engagement • University of Southern Indiana

USI and NSWC Crane receive UPCEA award for Innovation Discovery Process University Professional and Continuing Education Association (UPCEA) has awarded the 2011 Recognition of Excellence Award for Innovations in Outreach and Engagement to Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane (NSWC Crane) and the University of Southern Indiana for the development of an Innovation Discovery Process. Designed by Dr. Susan Ellspermann, director of the Center for Applied Research, and Gene Recker, manager of education and entrepreneurship for USI at Innovation Pointe, the Innovation Discovery Process identifies creative solutions to complex problems and brings together a diverse group of people to analyze projects that NSWC Crane engages as part of its core competencies. The process helps inventors understand the value of their contributions to NSWC Crane’s missions. Often these contributions are in the design and discovery of solutions to complex military applications that are protectable under patent protection. Over the past two years, NSWC Crane has used the process to increase patent production. “This process allows us to fully realize the potential of the technology developed for the warfighter,” said John Dement, NSWC Crane technology officer. “We are strengthening our capabilities for the Navy as well as discovering and documenting technology that can be transferred to commercial use or transitioned to other Department of Defense applications.” Joshua Mischler, former USI-Crane partnership manager, made the award nomination. “The success of the Innovation Discovery Process recognizes NSWC Crane as a leading

Left to right: Dr. Linda L. M. Bennett, president of USI; Gene Recker, manager of education and entrepreneurship for USI at Innovation Pointe; Joshua Mischler, former USI-Crane partnership manager in the Division of Outreach and Engagement; John Dement, NSWC Crane technology officer; and Duane Embree, technical director for NSWC Crane. innovator for ‘best practices’ among Federal Lab Consortium members for innovative practices,” he said. “The process brings together a diverse group of people to analyze NSWC Crane projects and helps inventors understand the value of their contributions to NSWC Crane’s mission.” The Innovation Discovery Process also received the 2009 Federal Laboratories Consortium Midwest Regional Partnership Award and was the designation of “Best Practices” at the 2010 Department of Defense Technology Transfer Integrated Planning Team Conference.

NSWC Crane and USI formed an educational partnership in 2007 to enhance USI faculty research and student learning opportunities while enhancing research and commercialization of technology residing at NSWC Crane. Located in Martin County, NSWC Crane is the third largest Navy installation in the world employing more than 2,000 scientists, engineers, and technicians. NSWC Crane provides comprehensive support for complex military systems spanning development, deployment, and sustainment in three mission areas: electronic warfare/ information operations, special missions, and strategic missions.

Tell City receives Community Legacy Award Tell City is this year’s recipient of Historic Southern Indiana’s Community Legacy Award. Presented annually to a southern Indiana community for its outstanding achievements in preservation, enhancement, and promotion of its distinctive heritage, the Community Legacy Award seeks to strengthen the quality of life for residents of and visitors to southern Indiana by paying tribute to excellence in standards of community development. Founded in 1858 with a population of over 7,400, the award recognizes Tell City for its historic culture, preservation of original structures, and respect for heritage. Accomplishments of

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the town include the current renovation of an 1885 Italianate building by Indiana Historic Landmarks, establishment of the Tell City Historical Society for preservation of historic character, the formation of a downtown development committee to enhance existing business opportunities, and the creation of a Beautification Committee. “Tell City is a perfect example of a community that takes pride in itself and truly has a sense of place,” said Leslie Townsend, director of Historic Southern Indiana. “From free family-friendly events to projects that help preserve the towns culture, the community is

involved and committed to promoting and protecting its heritage.” The Tell City community received a $1,000 cash award that will be reinvested into the community and a plaque for public display. This was the eleventh year for the Community Legacy Award. Previous recipients include Aurora, Bedford, Ferdinand, Jeffersonville, Madison, New Albany, New Harmony, Orleans, Rising Sun, and West Baden Springs. Applications for the 2012 Community Legacy Award will be available in February at www.usi.edu/hsi/.

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Notes

Brittney Davis:

USI student and Historic New Harmony student worker

Davis

When USI student Brittney Davis isn’t in class, she can often be found in her hometown of New Harmony, Indiana, working at Historic New Harmony’s Atheneum/ Visitors Center. Her duties include greeting guests, giving tours, and working in the museum shop.

“I’m part of the Historic New Harmony team and I like interacting with people who visit New Harmony,” said Davis. “This job helps me enjoy where I’m from. When you live somewhere every day, you can lose touch. Watching people appreciate the community that I’ve grown up in is wonderful.” Two days a week, Davis gives tours of New Harmony to visitors. This experience has prompted her to apply to become a USI

Student Ambassador, an organization that provides guests to the University with campus tours, information, and a current student’s view of campus life. “I like giving tours in New Harmony and seeing visitors’ reactions. I think it would be neat to see future students’ reactions to the campus. I enjoy the campus and would enjoy giving my perspective to possible students.” Davis is majoring in health services with concentrations in health administration and public health. She also is employed in USI’s Recreation, Fitness, and Wellness Center and hopes to join USI’s Theta Phi Chapter of Alpha Kappa Psi, a national professional business fraternity. Historic New Harmony is a unified program of the University of Southern Indiana and the State Museum and Historic Sites. For more information, including tour information, visit www.usi.edu/hnh.

BGS information session scheduled for November 3 An information session on USI’s Bachelor of General Studies (BGS) program will be held at 6 p.m. on Thursday, November 3 at USI in University Center East, Room 2219. Reservations and walk-ins are welcome. Visit www.usi.edu/ extserv/academic/bgs.asp or contact Lee Ann Shafer, academic programs manager/BGS advisor, at lshafer@usi.edu or 812/464-1879 for more information.

Steamboat Bicentennial Riverboat Cruise This year marks the bicentennial of the New Orleans, the first steamboat to travel the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers. Join Historic Southern Indiana and other local organizations in marking this special occasion by taking a riverboat dinner cruise on the Belle of Cincinnati from 7 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, November 8. Passengers will dock at the LST 325 located at 1801 Waterworks Road in Evansville.

New Harmony Gallery to present “All in the Family” The New Harmony Gallery of Contemporary Art will present “All in the Family,” a group exhibition honoring the career of Lenny Dowhie, USI professor emeritus of art, November 19 through December 24. The exhibition will feature artwork by Dowhie and more than 20 of his former students. For more information, visit www.usi.edu/nhgallery.

Manthiram to present RopeWalk Reading November 10

The New Harmony Gallery of Contemporary Art has received the 2011 Posey County Arts Award from the Arts Council of Southwestern Indiana. The award recognizes the gallery for 36 years of supporting contemporary art, artists, art education, and diversity. Left to right: Erika Myers-Bromwell, director of the New Harmony Gallery of Contemporary Art; John Begley, New Harmony Gallery of Contemporary Art advisory committee; and Connie Weinzapfel, director of Historic New Harmony.

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Annam Manthiram will deliver a free RopeWalk Reading at 5 p.m. on Thursday, November 10 in USI’s Carter Hall in University Center West. Manthiram is the author of the novel After the Tsunami and the short story collection Dysfunction, which was a finalist for the 2010 Elixir Press Fiction Award and received Honorable Mention in Leapfrog Press 2010 Fiction Contest. Her work has appeared in Poets & Writers Magazine, Cream City Review, Sierra Nevada Review, Pank, and more. A reception and book signing will follow the reading.

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Noncredit Course Sampler Arts and Leisure

Kids, Parents, and Teachers

November 9 Social Security Planning for Boomers, an informative seminar covering the basics of Social Security and strategies for maximizing benefits.

November 5 and 12 Saturday Art Workshop (ages 6–14), participants will join USI art students and faculty to create two- and three-dimensional artwork including collages, paintings, printmaking, sculptures, and more.

November 15–29 Passport to Retirement ®, discover how to get the most from guaranteed investments, tax-free income, and estate planning. Meets three Tuesdays.

Computers November 9–December 7 Using Excel 2007, a hands-on course emphasizing financial planning and analysis using the Excel electronic spreadsheet. Topics include copying and moving data, file management, graphics, and formulas using built-in functions. Meets four Wednesdays. December 1 and 8 Advanced Access 2007, learn some of the more specialized and advanced capabilities of Microsoft Access 2007 by structuring existing data, writing advanced queries, working with macros, enhancing forms and reports, and maintaining a database.

Fitness/Aquatics/Recreation January 10–February 10 Officiating Volleyball, an in-depth look at the mechanics, rules, and officiating techniques of volleyball with an emphasis on the high school interscholastic level. Meets six Tuesdays.

Visit usi.edu/outreach for more information and additional courses.

Professional Development November 2 and 30 Grant Writing Workshop: Beyond the Basics, learn how to decipher complex funding opportunity announcements, determine whether the opportunity “makes sense” for your organization, and formulate your project plan. November 8 Engaging Employees, understand the three factors that affect the motivation of employees: focused work, interpersonal support, and individual value. November 8 The True Value of Your Loans and Investments: Understanding IRR, this course is designed to provide an overview of how to use Internal Rate of Return calculations in practical, real life scenarios to understand the true cost of loans and investments. November 9 and 16 Financial Modeling for Start-ups, learn how to test the financial aspects of your business idea before you open your wallet.

Registration information: 812/464-1989 or 800/467-8600


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