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Wednesday, October 16, 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. 

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? 


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

* United Way Campaign - Make Your Donation by Friday

The University of Evansville’s United Way campaign began Monday, October 14 and ends on Friday, October 18.  We will continue to make our personal donations through ePledge, an easy and convenient online pledge system.  You should have received a couple of emails from Keith Gehlhausen that contain the link and detailed instructions on how you can make your pledge online.  This may have gone to your clutter folder, so please check there as well as your inbox.  If you are having difficulty logging in, please do not use any leading zeros of your UE Colleague ID for the password.  Thanks again for your support of United Way’s fight for the health, education, and financial stability of every person in our community.  United we fight, and United we win!

Submitted by Lori LeDuc

* Pulitzer-Prize Winning Author Eli Saslow to Speak on Campus

The Honors Program invites the campus community to join us for our common read speaking event, a presentation by Pulitzer-prize winning author Eli Saslow, on Thursday, November 7 at 7:00pm in Eykamp Hall. Mr. Saslow will be discussing his book, Rising Out of Hatred, which was the common read for Honors Program freshmen this year. The book tells the powerful story of former white supremacist Derek Black, son of Don Black, who founded the white supremacist website Stormfront, and godson of former KKK Grand Wizard David Duke. Derek was poised to become a leader in the white supremacist movement until his experiences at a small liberal arts college forced him to confront his beliefs. Rising Out of Hatred traces Derek’s story from his foundations in white supremacy to his life-changing college friendships to the ultimate transformation in his belief system that led him to denounce white nationalism publicly in 2013.

The Honors Program invites you to read the book, Rising Out of Hatred, in advance and join us for the presentation. This event is free and open to the public.

Please contact Jayme Williams ( for questions or more information.

* Cate's Farm Hayride and Corn Maze!

Come join venturing crew for our annual retreat to Cate's farm! We'll get to explore a corn maze, take hayrides, make our famous extreme s'mores, and much more! Sign-ups are in Ridgway, the 16th and 17th, 11am-1pm and 5pm-7pm.

Submitted by Madelyn Reinagel

* What makes a life "good?"

Meet at Honeymoon Cafe on Thursday, October 17, 6:15PM, for a freewheeling conversation on the question, what makes a life good? The first eight students to arrive will receive a free coffee or tea courtesy of the Office of Religious Life.

Submitted by JillAnn Knonenborg

* Holy Communion for All

Holy Communion (also called Eucharist or the Lord's Supper) will be served 3:15-3:30PM today in Neu Chapel. All are welcome to receive.

Submitted by JillAnn Knonenborg

* Archaeology and Art History Homecoming Weekend Tours

The Peters-Margedant House and Tin City will be giving quick 15 minute tours on Saturday, 10/19 between 11am and 1pm. If you are interested in seeing what our creative department is up to, meet at the Peters-Margedant House or Neu Chapel and we will show you!

Submitted by Heidi Strobel

* Catholic Mass at 1 p.m. this Sunday!

Newman will be celebrating a Catholic Mass at 1 p.m. in Neu Chapel this Sunday, October 20. Fr. Zach will be the celebrant. All are welcome!

Submitted by Michaela Kunkler

* Sociology Celebrates 100th Anniversary!

The Sociology Program is celebrating its 100th anniversary at the University of Evansville! As one of the original programs brought from Moores Hill to the newly-opened Evansville College in 1919, Sociology has offered a firm foundation in the social sciences and outstanding preparation for a changing world for over a century.

Sociology Alumni and the campus community are invited to join us for the Sociology 100th Anniversary Celebration on Friday, October 18 from 4:00pm-6:00pm in the SoBA Atrium.

Fun Facts from Sociology History:
The three longest-serving professors in Sociology were Ludwig "Bruzz" Petkovsek (41 years; 1960-2001); James E. Morlock (37 years; 1932-1969); and Hanns G. Pieper (35 years; 1978-2013). [Anthropology professor James Berry has them all beat; he is in his 42 year at UE and still counting!]

* Research in Gerontology Symposium- Friday, October 18

The 2nd Annual Research in Gerontology Symposium is Friday, October 18 at 3:00pm in Harkness Hall (Room 162) in the Schroeder Building of Business Administration. This year's keynote speaker is Dr. Mari Plikuhn, Associate Professor of Sociology and Director of the Gerontology Center at the University of Evansville, and she will be presenting a talk titled: "Weaving Threads across Time: Using Story to Understand Aging and Ourselves." In addition, 25 students enrolled in Sociology of Aging and Society will be presenting research posters on a variety of topics in aging. A reception celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the Sociology Program at UE will follow.

This event is free and open to the campus community and public, and is supported in conjunction with the Institute for Public Health at the University of Evansville.

Submitted by Sociology

* Summer and Gap-Year Opportunities with the Pollocks at UAB

Jennifer & David Pollock will give a Q & A session about two opportunities available in their labs
Friday, October 18, 2019, noon to 12:50 PM in KC 100. Pizza will be served.

Jennifer and David Pollock have sponsored over 20 UE students/graduates over the last 15 years in research related activities. Come learn about their paid summer and paid Gap-Year opportunities. If qualified, the Pollocks can accommodate approximately four UE students in their NIH funded summer undergraduate research program. If you have any questions, contact Gene Wells at the career center.; 812-488-1083. All sciences, mathematics and quantitative-focused majors along with those interested in biomedical careers are warmly encouraged to attend.

Applications for the Summer program will be available beginning October 31, 2019; all applicants must apply through Handshake. Activate your account today: Handshake:

Do not miss this opportunity to engage with two premier nationally known biomedical researchers who are so supportive of the University of Evansville. 

Submitted by Donna Schmitt

* 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

* 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

* 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

* 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

* 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

* Federal loan repayment counseling session for graduating students

Students who have received Federal Direct (sub/unsub) Loans and plan to graduate in the fall (or transfer after the fall semester) are required to attend a loan repayment counseling session. The Office of Student Financial Services will hold the first session of the semester on Wed., November 13th at 11:30 a.m. in Eykamp Hall, Room 252, Ridgway University Center.

Submitted by Amy Sowders

* 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

* 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! 

* 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

* 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

* 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 for more information.

Submitted by Paula Heldt

* 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

* 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

* 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


Info You Should Know

* Homecoming Tailgate H Lot Closing

The northern part (closest to security) will be closed Saturday, Oct. 19 for the Homecoming Tailgate. Security will be clearing the lot starting at 5:00 p.m. today.  Please be sure to move your car by Friday evening in order to avoid being contacted by the Office of Safety and Security.

Submitted by Megan King

* Have you had an experience with the unusual or unexplained?

If you've had a strange or unusual experience of any kind, let us add it to our map! Strange experiences involve ghosts, UFO's, cryptids, strange dreams, anything odd at all. We take your information and add it to our online mapping system to create a database of these experiences. Submissions can be kept anonymous at your request. We just need a general location of the experience for placement. If it happened years ago, or anywhere in the world, we want to know that too. You can email your submission to or you can fill out the online form.

Submitted by Holly Smith

* 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

* 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

* 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

* Winter Intersession Financial Aid

If you are seeking financial aid to help pay for Winter Intersession courses at UE, please submit the Winter Intersession Application (pdf) to the Office of Student Financial Services by November 22, 2019. Our office will help you examine your options for aid, which in most cases is limited to loans.

Submitted by Amy Sowders

* 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 The deadline to apply is November 15.

If you are interested in becoming a scholar, please contact Payal Patel-Dovlatabadi at 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

* 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 ( if you have any questions.

* 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 or Karyssa Vasquez at

Submitted by Karyssa Vasquez

* 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:

Submitted by Karyssa Vasquez



* Neuroscience students present/win at mGluRs

Several Neuroscience Majors traveled to mGluRs, the regional neuroscience conference for undergraduates. Piper Rennerfeldt gave an invited talk on "The effect of daily intake of high fat/high sugar food on fear extinction retention in adult rats". Work supported by Dr. Campese, Assistant Professor of Psychology. Katherine English won the Nu Rho Psi Best Poster award for her work "HIV-Tat induced cellular dysfunction in glial cells is related to increased levels of Translocator protein (TSPO). Work that she did this summer at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Saurav Gupta presented work supported by Dr. Campese titled "Chemogenetic inhibition reveals that processing relative but not absolute threat requires basal amygdala".

Submitted by Lora Becker

* 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.

* Clark Kimberling publishes mathematical research article

Clark Kimberling, professor of mathematics, has a research article in the Journal of Integer Sequences. The article is entitled "A Combinatorial Classification of Triangle Centers on the Line at Infinity." The classification is based on barycentric coordinates that are polynomials, especially when the polynomials represent points on a special line in the extended plane of a general triangle, known as the line at infinity. The article, downloadable as a pdf, shows how several sequences in the Online Encyclopedia of Integer Sequences surprisingly occur in connection with points indexed in the University of Evansville-based Encyclopedia of Triangle Centers.


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