Events and activities happening in and around the USI community

Monday, April 1 – Friday, April 5

USI to celebrate Inauguration Week with full week of activities

In recognition of the inauguration of Ronald S. Rochon as the fourth president of the University of Southern Indiana, USI will mark the week of Monday, April 1 as Inauguration Week. Events will be held throughout the week to recognize Rochon and celebrate the theme of his inauguration: “Building Community by Celebrating Diversity, Engagement, and Service.”

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 in Screaming Eagles 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


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.




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


Founded in 1965, the University of Southern Indiana enrolls more than 11,000 dual credit, undergraduate, graduate and doctoral students in more than 130 areas of study. A public higher education institution, located on a beautiful 1,400-acre campus in Evansville, Indiana, USI offers programs through the College of Liberal Arts, Romain College of Business, College of Nursing and Health Professions and the Pott College of Science, Engineering, and Education. USI is a Carnegie Foundation Community Engaged University and offers continuing education and special programs to more than 20,000 participants annually through Outreach and Engagement. USI is online at