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Tuesday, May 24, 2016

* Evansville police officers on campus this week

Officers from the Evansville police department will be on campus this week, both during the day and evening hours. They are doing a survey of the campus and its buildings for UE's Office of Safety and Security.

Upcoming Events

* June health screenings

Employee annual health screenings are June 7, 8, and 9 in the Employee Health Center. Schedule up to two appointments when you sign in to AceLink>Areas>Employee Health Clinics> Wellness Screenings. There is a recommendation for a 12-hour fast because triglycerides are included with the blood fat/cholesterol testing. However, please arrive with no less than an 8-hour fast. Hydration is important when fasting. Water and black coffee are allowed prior to testing.

* Rethink diversity through mindshifting dialogue

This summer on Thursdays join the Office of Diversity Initiatives to "Rethink Diversity Through Mindshifting Dialogue," from noon-1:00 p.m. in Room 272, Schroeder School of Business Building.

Session dates and topics are:

June 2: Diversity: A Double-Edged Sword. A conversation about why diversity is a reality and should be a priority.

June 9: Exploring Ism’s that No One Really Talks About.

June 16:  Just Ask Me: What we know and don’t know about gender and sexual orientation.

June 23: Cat Calls, Compliments, and Come Ons: A Conversation about sexist micro-aggressions.

June 30: Responses to Racial Incidents on Campuses across America. Case Study Reviews.

July 14: What does that mean, and what should I call you? Exploring Trending Terminology.

July 23: Celebrating Differences When Everybody is __________except for __________.

July 28: Tactics for Professionals to Help Make UE More Inclusive.

Each session will be one hour long and will be interactive. Participants will be able to think and dialogue about how to rethink everything they ever knew about diversity by providing solution-oriented steps and strategies as well as resources for participants.

Participants must RSVP to lw161@evansville.edu by 5:00 p.m. on Monday of the week of the session they would like to attend.

Sessions are intended for any campus member (faculty, staff, or administraton). Anyone attending at least six sessions will be given a certificate of completion of diversity, and Inclusion at UE at the end of the sessions.

For more information contact LaNeeca Williams at lw161@evansville.edu or by phone at ext. 2413.

 

Info You Should Know

* UE Bookstore closing May 30 and May 31

The UE Bookstore will be closed May 30 and May 31 due to the holiday and year-end inventory. If you need to purchase something for the 2015-16 fiscal year, please do so before May 26 to insure that it is posted correctly. Thanks for your cooperation.

* Thursday afternoon golf outings

This Thursday afternoon will be the last golf outing at 3:00 p.m. at Thunderbolt Pass for this summer. Next week our outing we will be moving to Fendrich. You can reserve your tee time by contacting Debbie Kassenbrock in the Center for Academic Advising at dk26@evansville.edu by 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 25. 

* Take CHEM 100 Summer Session II

CHEM 100 will be offered in Summer Session II. This course fulfills the science general education requirement, outcome 8. Please contact assistant professor of chemistry Todsapon Thananatthanachon for more information.

* ES 103 available online in Summer II

ES 103: Fundamentals of Environmental Science will be offered online in Summer Session II, June 20 - July 22. This is a non-lab course that satisfies the Core Outcome of Scientific Literacy. Please contact Joyce Stamm at js383@evansville.edu for more details. 

Congratulations

* Presentation at NAFSA Conference on International Education

Bev Fowler will be presenting at the NAFSA Conference on International Education in Denver, Colorado, on June 2. Her poster presentation Syrian Students' Cultural Contributions to Campus Community and Initiatives to Enhance Global Awareness was accepted for the Connections Between Peace & Justice, Social Responsibility & International Education exhibit. The presentation highlights the many ways UE's Syrian students have contributed to and positively impacted UE and the Evansville community.

* Lorena Andueza and Jamelyn Wheeler to present research paper

Lorena Andueza and Jamelyn Wheeler will present their research on how to express refusals in American English and three varieties of Spanish (Peninsular, Argentinian, and Venezuelan) at the third International Conference of the American Pragmatics Association (AMPRA) in November. Andueza is a UE assistant professor of Spanish, and Wheeler is a UE English education graduate who will start working on her master’s degree in linguistics at Indiana University this fall. Their research project was funded by the UExplore committee and UE’s dean of the William L. Ridgway College of Arts and Sciences.

* Michael Roscoe selected as PAEA workshop facilitator

Michael Roscoe, director and chair of the Department of Physician Assistant Science, has been selected to serve as a facilitator for the Physician Assistant Education Association's Program Directors 101 Retreat. The retreat will be held July 28-August 1 in Potomac, Maryland.

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