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Tuesday, October 15, 2019

* Active Shooter Drill Planned for Fall Semester – Practice "Run" only

The Evansville Police Department will be conducting an unannounced Active Shooter Drill some time during the fall semester. We will be focusing on the “Run” aspect of Run, Hide, Fight. All members of the campus community are expected to participate in the drill. Note: no simulated gun-fire will be used. The drill will commence via Ace Alert and the Active Threat Siren notification system. DURING THE DRILL, PLEASE DO NOT MOVE VEHICLES AND DO NOT CALL 911.

When responding to the upcoming active shooter drill, we will focus on the "RUN" portion of RUN, HIDE, FIGHT. When running, please stay within the "campus block" ( i.e. don’t cross Lincoln, Walnut, Weinbach, Rotherwood) or proceed to safest distance.

How is campus notified of an active shooter?
A special siren (Listen to the siren) will sound if there is an active threat on the campus. Specific information will be relayed via Ace Alerts text messaging, email, and on-campus computer and phone stations. 

RUN, HIDE, FIGHT
Unless there are specific instructions to Shelter in Place, each individual should determine for themselves if they should Run, Hide, or Fight. This decision should be made after considering the information available at the time. Note: for this drill, practice Run only. 

  • RUN – If you believe you can safely run away from the danger, law enforcement believes this is the best option.
  • HIDE – If you cannot run away from the danger, law enforcement encourages individuals to hide from the threat.  If a door can be locked, lock the door.  If not, consider if there is another way to create a barricade.
  • FIGHT – If running away or hiding is not an option and the threat is inevitable – don’t give up.  Fight.  Look for make-shift weapons.  What can be thrown at the threat that can cause them to become disoriented and disarmed? 

VIEW THE “RUN, HIDE, FIGHT” VIDEO

The Best Preparation
The best preparation is to always consider what options are available given your current location. Where are the exits? 

Additional information can be obtained from the Safety and Security website.

Upcoming Events

* PHSA Meeting #2

Join us in the second PHSA meeting of the year! It will be held on Thursday, October 17 at 4pm in Graves 240! We will be discussing projects and activities that we are interested in for the rest of the semester! Anyone and everyone is welcome!

Submitted by Reema El-Khodary re63@evansville.edu.

* Reception for Samantha Scott

Please stop by Fiscal Affairs and Accounting on Friday, October 18, 2019, from 2 to 3:30 to say goodbye to Samantha Scott, the UE Controller and wish her good luck on her next big adventure. There will be cake!

Submitted by Michele Adams ma72@evansville.edu.

* PA Chipotle Give-Back Night

Come support the UE Physician Assistant Program on November 12th at Chipotle on Green River Road from 4-8 PM. Please bring the flyer and to show you are part of the fundraiser. See you there!

Submitted by Abby O'Connor ao106@evansville.edu.

* Celebrate Embrace's One Year Anniversary!

Join Embrace Marketing and Communications in celebrating our one year anniversary! We will be hosting a booth in Ridgway on Tuesday, October 15th, from 10:00-1:00. Come for free food! We hope to see you there.

Embrace is a student-run marketing agency sponsored by UE’s Changemaker program. Under the guidance of marketing expert Joe Ellsworth, we built the agency from scratch. Our first of its kind team is made up of Communications and Business majors; developing real-world marketing skills by working with real clients - and real stakes.

Over the past year, we have worked with almost two dozen clients and are constantly developing new relationships. While most agencies require months to gain footing in their communities, we began working with our first client in our first month of operation and turned a profit in our first year! Currently, Embrace manages accounts for local and regional businesses ranging from small operations to Fortune 500 companies.

To learn more, visit and like our Facebook page and follow our Instagram, @embrace_marcomm!

Submitted by Grant Burnett gb90@evansville.edu.

* Investing and Investing Careers Today

Edward A. Burgess, CFA, Senior Vice President and Chief Investment Officer of Equitable Trust Company, Nashville, TN, will be speaking to UE students at 4.00 p.m. in SOBA 170 on October 16,2019. The title of his presentation will be: “Investing and Investing Careers Today”.

Ed has 35 years’ experience in investment management. Prior to his current position, he worked for SunTrust Bank and Robinson Humphrey. He received a BA in journalism from Washington & Lee University and an MBA from Emory University. He holds the Chartered Financial Analyst’s designation.

For questions, please contact Walayet A. Khan, professor of finance. The event is free and open to public.

Submitted by Walayet Khan wk3@evansville.edu.

* This Week in Music (October 14-20)

Department of Music LogoGuest Recital, Tuesday, October 15
Duo Orduz-Garcia, clarinet and piano
7:30 Neu Chapel

The chamber music duo Orduz-Garcia will perform on Tuesday, October 15 at 7:30pm in Neu Chapel. The duo was founded in 2012 in Medellín, Colombia, by pianist Ana María Orduz-Espinal and clarinetist Jose García-Taborda. They aim to research and broadcast the musical heritage of Latin America, as well as commission new repertoire. Their concert, featuring historical and recent works by various Latin America composers, is free and open to the public.


Guest Recital, Friday, October 18
Edwards/Redekopp, duo-pianists
7:30 Neu Chapel

Duo pianists Edwards and Redekopp will perform a recital on Friday, October 18, at 7:30pm in Neu Chapel. Mark Edwards is the organist, pianist, and harpsichordist of Baker Memorial United Methodist Church in St. Charles IL and maintains a studio as an independent teacher of piano, organ, and harpsichord. Karin Redekopp Edwards is professor of piano at Wheaton College, IL. Recognized as accomplished soloists, each performs regularly with orchestra, in recital and in chamber music concerts. As a duo, they have performed and recorded around the world. Their performance at UE includes music by Brahms and Haydn, as well as more recent works including a piece written for the duo in 2014. The concert is free and open to the public.

* Relay for Life Callout Meeting

Interested in helping plan and organize the annual Evansville Relay for Life Event to raise money for a cure? There will be a brief callout/intro meeting Thursday the 17th at 5:00 pm in Koch. This is the perfect way for you and your friends to get some service hours and leadership experience!! If interested, contact Emily Schrope (es258) or Katlyn Keele (kk273). Hope to see you there!

Submitted by Emily Schrope es258@evansville.edu.

* UE Theatre opens Shanklin Theatre Season with the classic tale "The Three Musketeers"

The University of Evansville Theatre proudly presents THE THREE MUSKETEERS, by Megan Monaghan Rivas, inspired by the novel of Alexandre Dumas. A bold, new version of this beloved classic tale is set in 17th-century France but reimagined in a world where men and women are equally empowered. In the true fashion of “musketeering,” these familiar characters engage in daring and romantic adventures with bravado, flamboyance, and valiant ideals. This theatrical re-telling mixes witty wordplay with swashbuckling sword fighting and fast-paced action culminating in a sensational story sure to leave audiences believing in the heroic motto, “One for all, and all for one!” This production opens Friday, Oct. 18, at 7:30 p.m., in the Shanklin Theatre. Additional performances are at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 19, 24, 25, 26 and at 2:00 p.m. on Oct. 20 and 27.

THE THREE MUSKETEERS is guest directed by Tlaloc Rivas. Department Chair Eric Renschler serves as the scenic designer; Assistant Professor Sarah J. Smith is the costume designer; Associate Professor Stephen Boulmetis serves as the lighting designer; Sidney McCarty, a senior from Clarksville, Tenn., is the sound designer; Professor Diane Brewer serves as the dramaturg; Olivia Bast, a junior from Austin, Texas, is the stage manager; Professor Chuck Meacham serves as the technical director, and Assistant Professor Janel Miley is the vocal/dialect coach.

The cast features Kate Milazzo, from Carmel, Ind., as Aramis; Alexander James Hunter, from Conifer, Colo., as Rochefort; Amanda Cowan, from Mansfield, Texas, as Queen Anne; Grace Maddux, from Dubuque, Iowa, as Milady; Jackson Burnham, from Houston, Texas, as Cardinal-Duke Richelieu; Ethan Davenport, from Minneapolis, Minn., as Athos; Madeline Malinowski, from Pocatello, Idaho, as Planchet; Liam Johnson, from Wardsboro, Vt.., as Bonacieux; Evan Lawson, from Arvada, Colo., as Porthos; Jordan Williams, from, Edmonds, Wash., as D’Artagnan; Bailey Lomax, from Sellersburg, Ind., as Captain Treville; Lillie Kolich, from Albuquerque, N.M., as Constance; David Akinwande, from Houston, Texas, as King Louis XIII; McAllister Stowell, from Lakewood, Colo., as Lord Buckingham. Players include Justin Pappas, from Boulder, Colo.; Luke Moran, from Mount Vernon, Iowa; Kelly Walsh, from Hollywood, Fla.; Connor DeWolfe, from Overland Park, Kan.; Rebecca Alley, from Temple, Texas; and Jake Conrad, from Olympia, Wash.

Ticket prices are $18 for an adult and $16 for a senior adult, child/student, and UE employee. UE students may obtain one free student rush ticket beginning at 12 noon on the day of the performance they wish to attend. The UE Theatre Society hosts a Pre-Play Chat 30 minutes prior to the show on Thursday, Oct. 24, and Saturday, Oct. 19. All are welcome to attend the presentation and discussion with a student designer about their process on the production.

Season subscriptions are on sale now and include the three Shanklin Theatre productions: THE THREE MUSKETEERS, plus, the heart-stirring musical VIOLET, with music by Jeanine Tesori and lyrics and book by Brian Crawley, and THE SEAGULL, by Anton Chekhov, adapted by Tom Stoppard. Subscription prices for the three-play package are $46 for an adult and $40 for a senior adult, child/student, and UE employee. Tickets may be purchased by calling (812) 488–2031, Monday through Friday, 12 noon to 5 p.m.

Submitted by Sharla Cowden sc75@evansville.edu.

* Azzip Give-Back Night

On November 7, the UE Senior Nursing class is hosting an give-back night at Azzip pizza on North Green River Road to help benefit Borrowed Hearts Foundation. Borrowed Hearts is a foundation that was started to help foster children and foster families with basic necessities that may be needed.

Show the following flyer at the register:

Azzip Flyer

 

Submitted by Tracy Miles tm201@evansville.edu.

* MOD Give-Back Night

On October 23, the UE Senior Nursing class is hosting an give-back night at MOD pizza, located in the Target plaza, to help benefit Borrowed Hearts Foundation. Borrowed Hearts is a foundation that was started to help foster children and foster families with basic necessities that may be needed.

Show the following flyer at the register to donate 20% of your purchase.

Submitted by Tracy Miles tm201@evansville.edu.

* Founder and CEO of the Empowerment Plan to Speak at UE'S FREE Snyder Lecture on October 29

Founder and CEO of the Empowerment Plan, Veronika Scott, will be the guest speaker for the University of Evansville’s Patricia H. Snyder Lecture in October. The lecture is planned for Tuesday, October 29, at 7:00 p.m., in Eykamp Hall, Ridgway University Center, on UE’s campus. The event is free and open to the public thanks to the generosity of the Snyder family.

Empowerment Plan is an organization centered around the idea of a specialized coat being made for homeless people. The multipurpose coat is waterproof and self-heated, and can be transformed into a sleeping bag. In addition to the coat initiative, the organization provides jobs for homeless women, allowing them to get back on their feet and find a place to live. These efforts have garnered Scott some recognition, and she was named a “CNN Hero” by the network in 2016.

“Changemaking is engrained in the culture at the University of Evansville, and Veronika Scott’s work directly fits into that mindset,” said Abigail Werling, UE’s vice president for university advancement. “We encourage and empower our students here to make powerful and enduring change, and this story will be an inspiration toward those efforts.”

The Patricia H. Snyder Concert and Lecture Series was made possible in 1997 through an endowment from the late Patricia H. Snyder, trustee and longtime friend of the University, to bring speakers or performers of renown to Evansville at no cost to the public.

Reservations are encouraged, but a ticket is not required to enter. Save your seat online today! 

* MAJOR MARKDOWNS AT UE BOOKSTORE

The holiday season will be here before you know it! Visit the UE Bookstore during our Fall Clearance Event to snag some great deals on all some of your favorite UE merchandise. Many new items have been reduced, so visit early for the best selection. 

* 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.

* Annual UE Clay Club Chili Bowl Sale

Annual UE Clay Club Chili Bowl Sale, Thursday, October 17th, 11:30-1:30. Located on the south lawn of Hyde Hall. Chili provided in partnership with Chartwell's Dining Services. 50% of proceeds to benefit Bread of Life Ministry, INC, Lynnville, IN. You do not want to miss out, so get there early to line up. Over 500 bowls to choose from and with your purchase, you get a bowl of Chef Brown's chili. Inclement weather location is Eykamp Hall, second floor of Ridgeway Center.

Submitted by Todd Matteson tm8@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.

* UE Majors and Minors Fair

Students – plan to attend the UE Majors and Minors Fair on Wednesday, October 16 from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. in Eykamp Hall.

The fair will give you the opportunity to make connections with faculty, students in a major, and alumni in order to learn how a major or minor might help lead you in your career path. You will be able to change your major or add a minor right on the spot. It will also help in determining which courses you would like to take before meeting with your advisor for spring registration. Information on graduate programs will also be provided.

Campus support teams will have information on various services provided on campus.

Where can your UE education take you? Contact academicadvising@evansville.edu for more information.

Submitted by Paula Heldt ph28@evansville.edu

* 2019-20 CrWrtg Coffee Hour/ Wahnita DeLong Reading Featuring Margaret McMullan

Date: Wednesday, November 6, 2019
Start: 5:30pm
Location: Eykamp Hall, Room 251, Ridgway University Center

Margaret McMullan is the author of eight award-winning books including the novel In My Mother’s House and the anthology Every Father’s Daughter. Her work has appeared in USA Today, The Washington Post, The Huffington Post, The Los Angeles Times, The Chicago Tribune, among others. She received a NEA Fellowship and a Fulbright in Hungary to research her new book, Where The Angels Lived: One Family’s Story of Loss, Exile, and Return.

Historical, authentic and family-oriented, WHERE THE ANGELS LIVED tells the tale of a somewhat parallel universe that exists even in the 21st century—dealings with Soviet-style bureaucracy; skepticism; anti-Semitism; and ironically the same sort of isolation and rejection Margaret McMullan’s Jewish Hungarian family experienced in 1944 before they were forced into concentration camps. Straddling memoir and reportage, past and present, this story reminds us all that we can escape a country, but we can never escape history. She taught at the University of Evansville for 25 years, serving as chair of the Department of English, and she helped form the Department of Creative Writing. She was formerly the Melvin Peterson Endowed Chair in Literature and Creative Writing until she retired in 2015 to write full time.

Submitted by Michelle Lehman ml281@evansville.edu.

* Wellness Wednesday Lunch and Learn

The Office of Health Education is hosting its 2nd Wellness Wednesday Lunch and Learn!

This week's topic is "Perfection Detox" based on the book "The Perfection Detox" by Petra Kolber. We will review tips to tame your inner critic, banish self-judgement, and influse your life with meaning, joy, and success.

Come to Eykamp 253-254 from 12-1pm! Bring your lunch and join the discussion!

Submitted by Jennifer Hargus jh693@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.

* Les Miley: Artist - Teacher Exhibition, Reception & Artist's Talk

Les Miley, an Internationally recognized Artist and Art Educator, is Professor Emeritis of Art at UE, where he taught and was the Chair of the Department of Art. This exhibition of Les' work in the Melvin Peterson Gallery has been curated from several collections, and will also include works by previous students Les has invited. Exhibition: September 3 - October 19

Public Reception for the Artist and Artist's Talk: Thursday, September 5 @6:30pm, with the Talk at 7pm.

Submitted by Corliss Chastain cc270@evansville.edu.

Info You Should Know

* Relay for Life: Colleges Against Cancer Call-Out Meeting

Interested in helping plan and organize the annual Evansville Relay for Life Event to raise money for a cure? There will be a brief callout/intro meeting Thursday the 17th at 5:00 pm in Koch 133. This is the perfect way for you and your friends to get some service hours and leadership experience!! If interested, contact Emily Schrope (es258) or Katlyn Keele (kk273). Hope to see you there!

Submitted by Emily Schrope es258@evansville.edu.

* Vote for Homecoming Royalty!

Cast your 2 votes for who you think deserves to be named UE Homecoming Royalty 2019 on UEngage today! Your votes do not have to be based on gender; you can vote for 2 of the same genders if you would like. Voting will take place Monday, Oct. 14-Thursday, Oct. 17 on UEngage. Only full time students will be eligible to vote. Students can click on the banner on the top of their UEngage homepage or can follow the link below to cast their votes. The top 8 individuals will be announced as our finalists at the Homecoming Pep Rally on Oct. 18 at 5pm on the East Terrace Lawn. Our 8 finalists will be presented during halftime of the soccer game on Oct. 19 at 5pm at Arad McCutchan Stadium. The top 2 individuals with the most votes will then be announced as UE Homecoming Royalty 2019. Our nominees are:

Ally Wise
Aniekan Ekanem
Christin Donahoe
DaLisa McCallum
Emile Moura
Emily Schrope
Evan Dowell
Hannah Welsh
Kelsey Sapp
Lauren Perry
Luke Steffe
Mary Dearing
Megan Hawkins
Sarah Leinenbach
Sindi Dlamini
Skip Maas

Submitted by Megan King mk225@evansville.edu.

* UE Graduate Programs

Have you considered earning a master’s degree to increase your career opportunities and earning potential after graduation? Did you know that you can start working toward a graduate degree while completing your undergraduate studies at UE?

Stop by the Center for the Advancement of Learning’s table at the Majors and Minors Fair on Wednesday, October 16, from 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. to learn more about the graduate programs offered at UE!

For more information, contact Cindy Felts at cf128@evansville.edu.

* Faculty and Students: Apply to Become an Institute for Public Health Scholar

The Scholar program at UE’s Institute for Public Health provides a supportive infrastructure for meaningful physical and virtual collaborative exchanges. A critical part of the program’s success is not relying on a one-size-fits-all approach. We are committed to a portfolio of strategies to suit scholars from across the university and community in various disciplines, at different stages in their careers, and with distinctive pathways toward success. We want to work with scholars to spark productive collaborations, remove barriers to collaboration, and make it easier for scholars to broaden their networks for their public health research, practice, advocacy, and teaching activities. Scholars should be interested in collaborating with other disciplines to help expand their own areas, refine research questions, enhance development of public health interventions, improve practice delivery, enrich teaching, etc. Scholars will be awarded $750 to support their proposed project and will be required to present their work at the Fall 2020 Institute for Public Health Board Meeting. Faculty and students are encouraged to apply. One faculty and one student will be chosen.


If you would like to apply or would like more information, please contact Payal Patel-Dovlatabadi at pp42@evansville.edu. The deadline to apply is November 15.

If you are interested in becoming a scholar, please contact Payal Patel-Dovlatabadi at pp42@evansville.edu for more information.

Benefits of Being a Scholar
• Help connecting to one another, or to useful resources and networks, to solve public health challenges
• Assistance planning and implementing unique scholar-driven activities related to public health practice, research, education, and advocacy
• Support from the Institute’s communication infrastructure to disseminate news about scholars’ public health work through multiple channels including website, email newsletter, social media, or other tailored approaches
• Comprehensive communications about public health events and opportunities

* UE Senior Nursing Project T-shirts

The senior nursing class is selling T-shirts to help fund their community project. This years community project will benefit Borrowed Hearts Foundation. This foundation was created to provide basic necessities to children in foster care and the foster families. The order form and payment can either be dropped off in the Nursing Office at Graves Hall or you can contact Emily Sullender via email at es249. Please help us out and order a T-shirt today!

Submitted by Tracy Miles tm201@evansville.edu.

* 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.

* 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
* 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.

* 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.

Congratulations

* Plikuhn and Welch Present at International Society for Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Conference

Dr. Mari Plikuhn, Associate Professor of Sociology and Director of the Eykamp Center for Teaching Excellence, and alumna Ayrlia Welch (SOC '19) presented their paper titled "Removing Barriers, Adding Connections: Assessing and Growing Faculty Development on a Small Campus" at the annual meetings of the International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in Atlanta, Georgia on Friday, October 11.

Welch, currently pursuing her master's degree in sociology at Ball State University, was one of 14 international graduate students awarded an ISSOTL Emerging Scholars grant (one of only three in the US). She also was awarded the BSU ASPIRE Student Travel Award. Conference travel for Plikuhn was supported by the Eykamp Center for Teaching Excellence Teaching Conference Grant and Ridgway College of Arts and Sciences Faculty Conference Funds.

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