University of Southern Indiana

For Journalists & Media

Rice Library

News Releases
University news releases are posted and distributed regularly and include high-resolution images available for media to download. All releases are archived on the University Strategic Communication website dating from 2012 to the present. Older releases can be found in the University Archives. You may browse recent news or search through the archives. Email Kaylee Johnson, Media Relations Specialist, at to be added to our press release distribution list. We will also send a weekly digest with news and events each Monday.

News Media Policy
USI's News Media Policy establishes the University’s position with respect to employee interaction with the news media, including representatives of print, online, television, radio outlets and all student media. It also serves as a guide for news media interacting with the University and University sources. Questions about USI's News Media Policy can be directed to or to John Farless at 812-228-5157.

Media Sources 
USI maintains a list of employees who can provide expert information on a variety of topics. You may contact Kaylee Johnson, Media Relations Specialist, at or 812-461-5259 to locate a media source on a particular topic. After hours, please contact John Farless at 812-719-5074, and we will assist as we are able. For all Athletics news and inquiries, contact Ray Simmons, Director of Athletic Communication, at 812-465-1622.

Photos and Video 
Photography and Multimedia can provide members of the media with high quality images of campus events, environments (classrooms, laboratories, housing, buildings, etc.) and USI employees. Contact Kaylee Johnson, Media Relations Specialist, at or 812-461-5259 for photo requests and information. To schedule a photo shoot with Photography and Multimedia, visit the USI website, and fill out the online request form.

Branding Resources 
Logos for media use may be requested by contacting John FarlessLicensing and trademark requirements must be followed.

Social Media
Follow the official USI Twitter account, and like the USI Facebook page and Instagram account. A full list of USI-affiliated social media accounts can be found here.

USI by the Numbers
The About USI pages give a detailed summary of enrollment, tuition fees, facilities and our mission. The USI Fact Book provides 10 years of statistical information regarding USI at the university, college and academic department level, as well as information on various other departments on campus.

Getting to USI
For all new in town or just visiting, click here for directions to the USI campus. The online Campus Map is searchable and can be used to find specific buildings, parking lots and directions between locations on campus.


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