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Tuesday, October 8, 2019

* University of Evansville Board of Trustees | Front Oval Parking

The University of Evansville Board of Trustees will be on campus for October 2019 meetings on Friday, October 11, and Saturday, October 12. Front oval parking will be reserved by the Office of Safety and Security for members of the Board. Employee parking on the front oval will be limited on both days. 

What's Happening Today

* UE Employees-- Flu Shot Blitz Information

Flu Shots will be available in the Employee Health Clinic October 8th and 10th from 2:00-6:00 PM each day. This event is open to UE Employees, Spouses, and Dependents. Those covered on the UE Medical Plan can receive the shot at no cost. Those not covered on the plan can receive the flu shot for $20.00; cash only please. Contact ac375@evansville.edu. Appointments are not necessary for this event.

Submitted by Ashley Chipps achipps@tscommunityclinics.com.

Upcoming Events

* ACM Local Hack Day

MLH’s Local Hack Day, October 12, is a global day-long conference that you can share with your community. You can pick up the new skills you need by participating in workshops and talks with a community around the world. At UE’s Local Hack Day, over the course of 10 hours, attendees will experience a series of workshops where they’ll learn skills such as publishing their first website using AWS, programming with Alexa, and Python for AI.

Hack Day Poster

Submitted by Jared Holzmeyer jh642@evansville.edu.

* UE STUDENTS-- Flu shot Blitz Information

Flu Shots will be available in the Student Health Clinic

October 14th and 16th from 1:00-5:00 PM each day. This event is open to UE Students. The flu shots are $20.00; cash or card payment accepted- unable to charge student account. Appointments are not necessary for this event.

Submitted by Tara Ulrich tu19@evansville.edu.

* Volunteers Needed for the Blood Drive

Please help staff Newman Club's blood drive on Tuesday, October 15 in Eykamp Hall. We need people to work at the registration table and the canteen. Volunteers will get a free t-shirt. Sign up online.

Submitted by Savannah Leigh Cyr sc315@evansville.edu.

* Donate blood on Tuesday, October 15 and be a hero!

Please donate blood on Tuesday, October 15 in Eykamp Hall at the Newman Club's blood drive! Donating blood can save up to three lives, and most people will need blood during their lifetimes. Donors will get a free t-shirt. Sign up online to donate.

You can also sign up to donate in Ridgway from 11-1 on October 1st, 3rd, 9th, or 14th

Submitted by Savannah Leigh Cyr sc315@evansville.edu.

* UExplore Engineering Program

The College of Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Evansville is offering a UExplore Engineering Program for high school students. The program is designed to give participants a better understanding of the fields of civil, mechanical, electrical, and computer engineering and computer science through activities, hands-on projects, and tours of local industry.

The sessions in the program are October 14, November 4, November 25, January 20, February 10, March 2, March 30, and April 20.  All sessions will be from 6:00-7:15 p.m. in the Koch Center for Engineering and Science on UE’s campus.

James Allen, UE associate professor of mechanical and civil engineering, is the advisor for the program. A registered professional engineer in the states of Indiana and Ohio, Allen has extensive work experience in industry. Allen will be assisted with the program by UE engineering students.

The registration fee for the program is $50.

Register online or contact Kimberly Higgins for more information at 812-488-2661 or kh209@evansville.edu.

* Webelos Engineering Pin Day at UE on October 26

The College of Engineering & Computer Science to host 2019 Webelos Engineering Pin Day

The College of Engineering and Computer Science will host Webelos Engineering Pin Day on Saturday, October 26, 2019. Workshops with activity stations will provide some of the experience required for a Webelos Scout to qualify for an engineering pin. Registration is limited to 200 scouts. Registrations will be taken until the event is full or October 17th.

Registration details are available online.

For further information, contact Kimberly Higgins at kh209@evansville.edu, telephone: 812-488-2651.

Submitted by Kimberly Higgins kh209@evansville.edu.

* Health Careers Fair

Come and meet with employers in your field!
Full-time or part-time jobs and internships available!
Tuesday, October 15, 2019
11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Business casual attire recommended.
Bring many copies of your resume!

Submitted by Donna Schmitt ds120@evansville.edu.

* Homecoming Week!

Monday 10/14: Banner Competition
Banners will be hung in Ridgway.

Tuesday 10/15: Matt the Knife Performance
Matt the Knife is a mentalist, magician, and speaker who has performed in 21 countries across 4 continents and has broken more records than any other magician. He will be visiting UE and performing at 7:30pm in Cafe Court!

Wednesday 10/16: Surprise Pop-Up Event
Follow @uesab on Instagram to find out the details of this event when it takes place!

Thursday 10/17: Chili Bowl Sale
UE's Clay Club will be hosting this event from 11:30am-1:00pm between Hyde and Sampson hall.

Friday 10/18: Pep Rally featuring DJ McNaughty
Bring your dancing shoes to the East Terrace Lawn at 5 pm to get hyped up for the Homecoming Game! The Homecoming Court will be announced here, along with the winner of the banner competition. There will also be free t-shirts!

Saturday 10/19: Tailgate and Men's Soccer vs. Drake
From 2-5pm, live music, food trucks, inflatables, and games will all be available on H-Lot. Come hangout with your friends before the big game, which starts at 5.

If you would like to know further details on how to get involved in Homecoming week, please email Crayton Chesnut at cc349@evansville.edu.

GO ACES!

Submitted by Megan King mk225@evansville.edu.

* Have Feedback for Dining Services?

Join Chartwells and the Office of Residence Life on Thursday, October 10 at 1 pm for free lunch and good conversation. We want to help make your dining experience on campus the best it can be. If you are interested in joining this committee, please email Megan King at mk225@evansville.edu for further details.

Submitted by Megan King mk225@evansville.edu.

* ECO's Earth Day Birthday 2020 Call-out Meeting

Join us in discussing details, including service opportunities, for Earth Day Birthday 2020 in the Gallery '59, upstairs Ridgway on October 17 from 6:00-7:00 p.m.

Submitted by Paige Johnson pj31@evansville.edu.

* Harlaxton Book Event

Did you know that there was recently a historical fiction mystery novel written about our favorite manor house? The Harlaxton team is excited to host author Linda E. Minton on campus for an unveiling of her new book The Harlaxton Heist on Thursday, October 17!

Linda has written several books featuring women in World War II, and The Harlaxton Heist is her first fictional work. She has consulted with the Harlaxton office here on campus and explored the manor during her time writing this book.

Come join us in the Dunigan Lounge anytime from 2:30 m to 4:00pm on October 17 to meet Linda and celebrate this new Harlaxton novel!

Linda will also have copies of The Harlaxton Heist available for sale at the event, with 10% of proceeds going to the Harlaxton Society Scholarship, and will be available to sign books as well.

Submitted by Kaylynn McCalister kc205@evansville.edu.

Info You Should Know

* Additional Academic Success Lab Hours

The Academic Success Lab will reopen on Wednesday, October 9 with additional hours! The new hours for the lab are as follows:
Sunday 4-6 PM
Monday 4-8 PM
Tuesday 4-6 PM
Wednesday 6-8 PM
Thursday 4-6 PM

The Academic Success Lab is located in Clifford Memorial Library room 259. Walk-ins are welcome OR You may make an appointment online.

Submitted by Frances Renschler fr25@evansville.edu.

* Smoke Testing of Pipes in Ridgway

Tuesday, Oct. 8, the Facilities Dept. will conduct smoke testing of bathroom pipes in Ridgway. During the testing the fire monitoring system will be turned off. The Facilities Dept. will coordinate with Security to monitor the building during the testing. Any questions please contact the Facilities Dept. at ext 2775.

* UE Participates in JobSpark

The College of Engineering and Computer Science and the Nursing, Physical Therapy, and Physician Assistant programs represented UE at the 2019 JA JobSpark on Tuesday and Wednesday, October 1 and 2, at the Old National Events Plaza. The event was sponsored by Junior Achievement of Southwestern Indiana and the Public Education Foundation of Evansville, Inc. Over 4,000 regional 8-12th grade students attended and were given hands-on experiential activities designed to “spark” an interest in a future career path.

JobSpark attendees

JobSpark attendees learning child CPR

* Balance Assessments: DPT students looking for volunteers

The second year DPT students are looking for volunteers (ages 50 or older) to join us on Oct 22nd at the Stone Center to participate in a free balance assessment with plans to target findings with individualized interventions to help improve function. Faculty is invited as well as students or faculty that have family members that would benefit from this. Please sign up at this website.

Contact Jordana Lockwich (jl305@evansville.edu) if you have any questions.

* Honors Program Holds First Annual Honors Banquet

Honors students attended the first annual Honors Program Banquet on Tuesday, October 1 in Eykamp Hall. Over 100 honors students enjoyed an evening of fun, food, and community. Highlights included a Mexican-themed buffet and minute-to-win-it competitions for coveted honors swag. Special thanks to the students on the Honors Activity Board for planning a great night!

Attendees at the Honors Banquet

The Honors Program invites the campus community to mark your calendars for these upcoming events:

  • Honors Program Common Read Speaker – Eli Saslow, author of Rising Out of Hatred, will speak on campus on Thursday, November 7. This event will be free and open to the public. If you are interested in reading the book before the event, we have some extra copies! Contact Jayme Williams at jw504@evansville.edu.
  • Nerd Wars – One of the Honors Program’s favorite traditions returns on Tuesday, February 25. Be sure to join us for trivia, prizes, pizza, and more!

Submitted by Jayme Williams jw504@evansville.edu.

* Winter Intersession Courses

Winter Intersession courses are held between the fall and spring semester from December 13, 2019 to January 3, 2020. Registration begins October 28. Students may register for one Winter Intersession course. For more information visit: www.evansville.edu/registrar.

Class Offerings:

  • ART 105 Introduction to the Visual Arts - Larmann
  • CHEM 103 The Chemistry of Adult Beverages - Miller
  • COMM 130 Introduction to Communication - Wandel
  • COMM 333 News Copyediting - Wandel
  • COMM 380 Intercultural Communication - Thomlison
  • COMM 395 Internship - Wandel
  • ES 103 Fundamentals of Environmental Science - Thananatthanachon
  • EXSS 320 Nutrition for Performance and Health - Rodd
  • EXSS 488 Internship - Rodd
  • EXSS 488 Internship - Wilson
  • HIST 112 World History Since 1500 - Gahan
  • HSA 406-506 Ethics in Health Care -  Stroube
  • PH 190 Introduction to Public Health - Patel-Dovlatabadi
  • PSCI 100 World Politics - Kim
  • PSYC 121 Introduction to Psychology - Hennon
  • PSYC 229 Social Psychology - Stevenson
  • PSYC 416 Human Sexuality - Becker
  • SOC 105 Introduction to Sociology - Plikuhn
* Nominate Individuals for Employee Excellence!

The University of Evansville, in pursuit of excellence in service, wishes to recognize monthly a non-faculty employee displaying records of achievement as a leader.  Leadership may be demonstrated in any of the following categories:

• Service to the University community
• Service to students
• Job performance and attitude to fellow employees

One award is presented each month.  To be eligible, an employee must be a full-time member of the administration or staff.  Nominations are due before the 15th of each month.  Nominations are now being accepted for the month of November!

To nominate someone, or to find out more information about the Employee Excellence Award, go to http://acelink.evansville.edu/Tools/EmployeeAward

Submitted by Lori LeDuc LL138@evansville.edu.

* New issue of the Crescent is out now

The Crescent, University of Evansville's student magazine, is available for FREE right now to all students at magazine stands across the campus! This issue, we are looking at the psychology of choosing a major and the perceptions that come with it. Pick up an issue on magazine racks across campus. The Crescent is a student magazine - by and for the students of the University of Evansville - that is published six times during the academic year. The Crescent serves as an open forum for the UE community. Copies are free to students and the goal is to present relevant content in a fair, accurate, and unbiased manner.

Submitted by Tim Young ty32@evansville.edu.

* Apply to be a Resident Assistant

Apply to be a Resident Assistant for the Spring 2020 Academic Semester!

Applications are open on UEngage.
Applications are due October 22nd at midnight.

Please fill out the application to the best of your ability and answer all questions with as much detail as possible. You will be required to submit a résumé as well as two references. Interview times should be chosen through the link at the end of the application. Interviews are between October 28th and October 30th and interviews are mandatory, unless you have an emergency, class, or prior conflict. Dress is business casual for interviews. Please let us know ASAP if that is the case so we can schedule a different time for your interview.

If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact Megan King at mk255@evansville.edu or Karyssa Vasquez at kv54@evansville.edu.

Submitted by Karyssa Vasquez kv54@evansville.edu.

* Share Your Story!

There are many things that make UE special, but it’s the people—the members of the UE Family—who make up the University of Evansville. We want to tell those stories, and you can help us!

Take our brief survey to be featured as one of our Aces of UE. Simply answer these questions and attach a photo for your chance to be featured on the UE website, social media, and marketing materials! 

* Fall Healthy Behavior Challenge Starting Oct. 6th

Participate in the Fall Healthy Behavior Challenge and earn an additional $150.00 in HSA credits. The challenge begins Oct. 6th- Nov. 30th. Participants will be challenged to track their exercise throughout the challenge. Email ac375@evansville.edu to sign up. Challenge info and logs are attached. Please print logs to get started. Additional information will be sent via email at the start of the challenge.

Submitted by Ashley Chipps achipps@tscommunityclinics.com.

* Help Empower Cancer Patients to be Tech-Savvy

Are you interested in enabling older cancer patients to become more health literate by helping them become more tech-savvy?

If so, the Digital Sherpa Program needs you!

Patient Empowerment Network (PEN)?is?partnering with the?Cancer Support Community?to bring the Digital Sherpa Program to cancer patients and caregivers in?the Evansville area?and we would love to partner with?your students to help make it happen.?To successfully run the workshop, we need?10-15 students?who can volunteer 3-4 hours of their time on?Tuesday, October 22 from 11:30am-2:30pm at the Gilda’s Club Evansville (5740 Vogel Rd)?to assist cancer patients and their families with becoming more tech-savvy. PEN staff will supervise the students during the workshop and be available to sign off on volunteer hours. Pre-workshop training will be offered virtually prior to the workshop and can be completed at your convenience.?

Register online.

Below is a brief summary of the Digital Sherpa Program:
The?Digital?Sherpa?Program aims to help cancer patients (mainly 65 and older) and their families become more tech-savvy. The program’s workshops educate patients and care partners in basic internet and social media skills to help them in their search for information about their illness and support for them and their families.?

Cancer patients, known as “Climbers” in the program, are paired with university students, known as “Sherpas”, who have been specially trained by the Patient Empowerment Network to offer skills such as:
Internet use (such as opening an email account, navigating Google, and creating and remembering passwords)
Social media skills (including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram)
Creating virtual connections with other cancer patients via on-line patient support communities
How to use apps such as Uber and other ride-share services to get to appointments

By producing this program PEN and CSC want to show what can be done to help?cancer?patients and their families become more tech-savvy, educated, self-confident and in control of their cancer journey. By pairing?digital?natives (you!) with the older generation, we hope to create an empathetic and powerful relationship that is an asset to any community.?

Here's a video that we produced to give potential partners a bit more insight into the positive impact of the program.

For questions for more info please contact: digitalsherpa@powerfulpatients.org

Submitted by Karyssa Vasquez kv54@evansville.edu.

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