University of Southern Indiana

Speaker Series

Andrew NewmanEntrepreneur's Perspective Series
The Entrepreneur’s Perspective Speakers Series highlights speakers who support and convey the fundamentals of the College's entrepreneurial ecosystem, which focuses on education, engagement and entrepreneurial outcomes.

Andrew Newman, author and entrepreneur. Today Newman balances the worlds of entrepreneur and teacher, creating a healthy, mission-aligned business that serves the world on a personal, local, and global scale. He is the founder of the Conscious Bedtime Story Club and is the author of numerous childrens’ books including The Boy Who Searched for SilenceThe Hug Who Got Stuck, and The Elephant Who Tried To Tiptoe.

His presentation was titled, Why the last 20 minutes of the day matter. A discussion on life philosophy and conscious business practices." Read more>>

Alumni in Residence Speakers Antone and Izume Greubel

The primary purpose of the Alumni-in-Residence program is to provide opportunities for students to gain insights into the business world and into the thoughts and lives of successful Romain College of Business graduates. This is a great opportunity during the spring semester when a graduate is invited to talk with students and faculty.

Antone Greubel '92 and Izumi Greubel M'94 will present "Life in the Foreign Service." Antone is Deputy Chief of Mission at Embassy Apia, Samoa. This event is being held jointly with the USI College of Liberal of Arts.

Steve WozniakInnovative Speaker Series
Through its Innovative Speaker Series, the Romain College of Business strives to present a speaker who has displayed leadership and innovation in the world of business. It is an event for the University and the tri-state communities.


The University of Southern Indiana will present “Steve Wozniak in Person,” a moderated discussion with Steve Wozniak, also known as “The Woz,” at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 30 in the Screaming Eagles Arena. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. The discussion is free and open to the public on a first-come, first-served basis. Reserved VIP seating is available for $100 per person by calling the USI Foundation at 812-464-1918. 

A technology entrepreneur and philanthropist for more than 40 years, Wozniak has helped shape the computing industry with his design of Apple’s first line of products, the Apple I and II, while also having influence on the Macintosh. In 1976, Wozniak and Steve Jobs founded Apple Computer Inc. with Wozniak’s Apple I personal computer. The following year, the pair introduced the Apple II personal computer, featuring a central processing unit, keyboard, color graphics and a floppy disk drive.  (USI Press Release>>)


The primary purpose of the Executive-in-Residence program is to provide opportunities for students to gain insights into the business world and into the thoughts and lives of business executives. This is a great opportunity when an executive is invited to talk with students and faculty.

Aditi Deeg, CFO of charity: water, serves as the 2020 Executive in Residence. Her presentation is titled, "The New Non-Profit Paradigm." (USI news release)


Erik Deckers, author, blogger, humorist

Lessons Beyond the Classroom Speaker Series

The presenters in this series are experts in a variety of business areas, and they are invited to campus to share their experiences and “lessons learned” as they have progressed in their careers.  A presentation typically involves hands-on information that is intended to encourage questions and discussion from the participants, and it is hoped the participants will gain knowledge that will be applied in their own lives and in their future careers.   

Erik Deckers, author, blogger, humorist. Deckers presented, "Branding Yourself: How to Use Social Media to Invent or Reinvent Yourself ."    

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