FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmail Below is a list of events and activities happening in and around the USI community in the coming weeks:University closed Tuesday, December 24 – Wednesday, January 1; Classes resume Monday, January 13USI winter recess and start of spring 2020 semesterThe University of Southern Indiana will be closed for winter recess from Tuesday, December 24 through Wednesday, January 1. University offices will reopen on Thursday, January 2. The first day of classes for the spring 2020 semester is Monday, January 13.STUDENT EVENTSA collection of events on campus and in the community sponsored by USI student organizationscan be found on the USI events calendar by clicking here. IN CASE YOU MISSED ITEvent at 11:30 a.m. Monday, January 20White House reporter, author April Ryan to keynote 2020 USI Martin Luther King, Jr. LuncheonApril Ryan, journalist, political correspondent and award-winning author, will provide the keynote address at the University of Southern Indiana’s annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Monday, January 20, 2020 in Carter Hall located in University Center West on the USI campus. Read MoreEvent starts at 2 p.m.; Keynote starts at 6 p.m. Wednesday, February 5Angela Davis to deliver 2020 Nelson Mandela Social Justice Day keynote at USIThe University of Southern Indiana will host Dr. Angela Davis, a distinguished professor, activist and social justice advocate, as the keynote speaker for its 2020 Nelson Mandela Social Justice Day at 6 p.m. Wednesday, February 5 in Carter Hall. Davis’ presentation, “Democracy and Civil Engagement,” will be free and open to the public as space allows. An activism fair featuring USI and community organizations will be held in the Carter Hall concourse beginning at 2 p.m. prior to the keynote address. Read More
Yesterday, Colorado jam-grass favorites Leftover Salmon wowed the Wanee crowd with a fantastic performance honoring the music of rock and roll royalty Neil Young. Leftover has been peppering their sets with the occasional Young covers since debuting the concept last Thanksgiving. But for Wanee, they went all-out–and delivered a full tribute to the legendary singer/guitarist.Guitarist/vocalist Vince Herman and his longtime partner in crime Drew Emmitt have turned in their fair share of inspired performances at the Spirit Of The Suwannee Music Park, and their Wanee ’17 Neil Young tribute was no different. With banjo player supreme Andy Thorn, bassist Greg Garrison, and the rest of Salmon backing them up, how could they not? Though Leftover Salmon’s 25th anniversary is now in the rearview mirror, the band itself has been replenished over the years, and the recent resurgence in the popularity of bluegrass-based music has clearly energized the two remaining founders.Together, they reworked material from Young’s seminal album Harvest–as well as a few other choice Young tunes–for a infectiously uptempo and heartfelt take on the 1972 rock and roll masterpiece. While tempos may have been changed and lyrics cheekily reworked, the power of the compositions shined through, the Salmon making the tunes their own on their way to an immensely satisfying performance.Thanks to videographer Rex Thomson–who also serves as Suwannee’s house videographer–you can enjoy videos of the first four songs from the set below, including “Comes A Time,” “Cowgirl In The Sand,” “Out On The Weekend,” and “Heart of Gold.” Enjoy!“Comes A Time”“Cowgirl In The Sand”“Out On The Weekend”“Heart Of Gold”Wanee continues today with performances by Widespread Panic, Matisyahu, JJ Grey and Mofro, Bob Weir & the Campfire Band, The Marcus King Band, Turkuaz and more, as well as a sure-to-be emotional late-night Les Brers show in memory of their fallen bandleader, Butch Trucks.
Is there a better advert for footballers having too much time and money on their hands than a bad tattoo?Well, Alberto Moreno would appear to have more time on his hands for monkeying around than most judging by his latest instagram post.The Liverpool full back – who is covered in ink as it is – shared the result of his latest trip to the tattoo parlour earlier in Ape-ril.Moreno is a popular member of Liverpool’s squad but he is sure to be gibbon some stick from his primates teammates for this effort.So what do you think? Are you going ape for the tattoo or is he just totally bananas?See below for the best reactions – and far better puns – to Moreno’s new tattoo! Alberto Moreno’s latest ink is splashed across his right thigh 1