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Friday, January 31, 2020

* 2019 W-2's Processed

W-2 forms have been processed for all employees and student workers.

If you have provided consent for electronic W-2’s, you can view/print your W-2 now.  Simply log into Self-Service, and go to “Tax Information”.  Click the option “W-2 Information” and then click on “2019 W-2 Statement”.

W-2’s have been mailed for those employees and student workers who did not provide their consent to electronic W-2’s.

If you have any questions, please contact Dawn Bury at ext. 2159 or db287@evansville.edu

Upcoming Events

* Students Invited to Participate in UE Student Research and Honors Symposium

The second annual UE Student Research and Honors Symposium is scheduled for Wednesday, April 1 from 9:00am-5:00pm. This event will showcase the scholarly activities of students of diverse disciplines across UE’s campus, including the graduating seniors of the Honors Program. All students are invited to apply to participate by submitting an abstract for their papers or posters. For more information or to submit an abstract, please visit: https://www.evansville.edu/undergraduateresearch/student-research-symposium.cfm

Contact Jayme Williams at jw504@evansville.edu with any questions.

Jayme Williams
jw504@evansville.edu

* Double's Pickleball Tournament

The Intramural Double's Pickleball tournament is being held this Sunday, February 2nd starting at Noon inside the Fitness Center.
Pickleball is a paddle sport played with a whiffle ball on a badminton-sized court and a tennis-style net.
All equipment will be provided, and the winner's will take home bragging rights and a Championship T-shirt.

If you have any questions please contact Drew at AH519.

Drew Hawkins
ah519@evansville.edu

* Beauty of Engineering Event set for April 4

Join the Tri-State Women in STEM for The Beauty of Engineering!, sponsored by twiSTEM and the University of Evansville College of Engineering and Computer Science.

The event will be held on Saturday, April 4, 2020 from 8:00 – 11:15 a.m. Check-in begins at 7:45 a.m. The location will be the Koch Center for Engineering and Science on the University of Evansville campus at 1800 Lincoln Ave, Evansville, IN (the first building on the right after one-way entrance).

Beauty of Engineering is an experience in engineering and computing science for girls in 4th through 8th grades. Activities are executed in a rotation through various STEM-related stations staffed by professional women and college students in the fields of engineering and computing science.

The cost is $10.00 per attendee and is non-refundable except in the case of event cancellation or fill to capacity. Enrollment is limited to the first 200 girls and registration is open until March 27, 2020. Individuals and organizations are welcome. Participants may register online at https://twistem_beauty_of_engineering_2020.eventbrite.com. For questions, please e-mail twiSTEM.evv@gmail.com.

Kimberly Higgins
kh209@evansville.edu

* Mosaic Speaker Series Invites Dr. Derrick Brooms to Campus for Black History Month

The Mosaic Speaker Series is a program of the Center for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and aims to recognize and celebrate the many representations of diversity found within and around the University of Evansville community.  On Monday, February 10th, join us for a keynote lecture with our Black History Month guest, Dr. Derrick Brooms.  The lecture will be at 6:00pm in SOBA 170.

Additional opportunities to learn from and meet Dr. Brooms are also scheduled.  We hope you can attend!
Tuesday, February 11th

8:00-9:00 a.m. – Breakfast Open Chat with Derrick in Café Court (use meal plan or pay your own way)
9:30-10:30 a.m. – Workshop Session I: Staff and Administrators – Eykamp 252
1:15-2:15 p.m. – Workshop Session II: Faculty – Eykamp 252
2:30-4:00 p.m. – Student Wrap Session – Eykamp 253-254

Dr. Brooms serves as faculty in sociology and Africana studies and also serves as a youth worker. Dr. Brooms specializes in the sociology of African Americans in urban environments, particularly Black males, with research and activism that focus on educational equity, race and racism, diversity and inequality, and identity. His education research primarily centers on Black male schooling experiences in both secondary and postsecondary institutions. At the secondary level, his work examines the impact of school culture on academic aspirations, resilience, motivation, and sense of self. At the collegiate levels, he investigates the impact of campus climate, mentoring, and involvement on the academic performances and educational experiences of African American men. Additionally, his education research examines Black males’ identity development and expression. In his museum research, developed under the guidance of Ayana Karanja of Loyola University Chicago, he explores racial representation and how museum exhibits and sites play a role in maintaining narratives and counter-narratives.???

Dr. Brooms is the author of?Being Black, Being Male on Campus: Understanding and Confronting Black Male Collegiate Experiences?(SUNY Press, 2017).

Megan Sicard
ms331@evansville.edu

* Andiron Lecture by Kristen Strandberg on February 5

Constructing Otherness: Critical Representation of Musicians in the Press

By Kristen Strandberg
Assistant Professor of Music History

Kristen Strandberg is assistant professor of music history at the University of Evansville. She holds a PhD in musicology from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music and a BM in cello performance from the University of Minnesota. She has presented her research at numerous national and international conferences, such as the North American Conference on Nineteenth-Century Music, as well as meetings of the Society for French Historical Studies, Francophone Music Criticism Network, Research Group for the Study of Music in the Press (Portugal), and the Fryderyk Chopin Institute (Poland). Dr. Strandberg’s publications have appeared in several journals and conference proceedings, including the Journal of Musicological Research and the Journal of Music History Pedagogy. Her research focuses primarily on the ways in which music critics discussed violinists in 19th-century France using language that highlights cultural and political tensions of the period.

Nineteenth-century French critics frequently asserted the superiority of French musicians, often discussing marginalized performers in language that implied their inferiority. Critics especially targeted foreign and female performers by pointing out their “mechanical” playing style to demonstrate a performer’s lack of artistry and nuance. In this lecture, Strandberg will demonstrate the range of cultural meaning behind assertions of “mechanical” playing. Critical and philosophical writings of the period reveal anxieties about the increased mechanization of culture following the Industrial Revolution and the ways those anxieties affected the arts. Meanwhile, the popularity of automata in stage shows and contemporary literature demonstrates a new and widespread fascination with technology as entertainment. In exploring the cultural assumptions and meanings of mechanized performance, we see these simultaneous anxieties and fascinations.

The lecture begins at 4:00 p.m.

Wednesday, February 5, 2020
Eykamp Hall (Room 252), Ridgway University Center
A social gathering with beverages begins at 3:45 p.m.

For further information, call Annette Parks at 812-488-1070
or the William L. Ridgway College of Arts and Sciences at 812-488-2589

Submitted by Cheryl Emmons ce36@evansville.edu

Info You Should Know

* Flush Flash Reminder

The Center for Student Engagement would love to start getting the Flush Flash out earlier each week. In order to do so, we need our campus community to make sure all Flush Flash requests for the coming week are submitted by Friday at noon! All events on the Flush Flash are pulled from UEngage, so making sure your event is submitted and approved is required before it will be advertised. If you have any questions about Flush Flash advertisement, please email Lydia at ls280@evansville.edu or Jane at jm727@evansville.edu for more information.

Lydia Skaggs
ls280@evansville.edu

* Women's Self-Defense Course

The Fitness Center will be hosting a Women's Self-Defense Course over the next two weekends. It is recommended that participants attend each session due to new material added each day. The course dates: February 1, 2 and 8, 9 from 9:00 am to 11:00 am.

Lori Adams
la87@evansville.edu

* Barn Blitz Component Building - Volunteers Needed this Saturday

Volunteers are needed this Saturday for Component Building for Habitat for Humanity's Barn Blitz 3. To sign up, go to the Habitat for Humanity page on UEngage or https://www.signupgenius.com/go/805094EAEA62F4-barn1, and to fill out a waiver (required to be eligible to work), go to UEngage or https://donorlynk.com/habitatevansville/evansville-volunteer-registration-form/.

Thank you for your support!

Timmy Miller
tm206@evansville.edu

* Medical Spanish Practice

Medical Spanish practice is designed to help students practice communication skills in Spanish for medical settings. Students may arrive and leave at any time. The first session of the semester is this Sunday, February 2, from 4:30-6:00 p.m. in Room 64 in the Schroeder School of Business Building. Please contact associate professor of Spanish Diana Rodríguez Quevedo at dr130@evansville.edu for more details. ¡Nos vemos el domingo!

Diana Rodriguez Quevedo
dr130@evansville.edu

* Catholic Mass

Come to New Chapel at 1pm to celebrate Catholic mass with Fr. Chris Forler on Sunday February 2

Kathryn Williams
kathrynw271@gmail.com

* New Resource for Exploring off Campus Mental Health Services

The office of Counseling Services and Health Education want to make you aware of a new online resource available for students who may need off campus mental health services. We recently partnered with Thriving Campus, a company that maintains a website for off campus referrals to local therapists, psychologists, psychiatrists, and other mental health services. Off campus providers may be preferred if a student needs weekly counseling, medication interventions, or is even looking for ongoing therapy over school breaks. This can be beneficial as well for our students that may travel out of the area/state for practicums or clinical placements. Students can search for providers by specialty, insurances accepted, distance, etc. There are even tutorials explaining insurance terms, what questions to ask, and even what you might say in an email or phone message to the provider, all things that can seem confusing or overwhelming. The website is evansville.thrivingcampus.com and is also linked on our web page.

Jennifer Hargus
jh693@evansville.edu

* Off-Campus Access to Library Databases

Did you know that you can access the library’s databases (like JSTOR and Taylor & Francis) from anywhere in the world? All you need is a library barcode. Staff at the Information Desk can easily add a barcode to your UE ID and library account. Once you have a barcode, simply go to https://www.evansville.edu/libraries/login.cfm and log in.

Questions? Ask A Librarian!

Meg Atwater-Singer
ma35@evansville.edu

* Spotlight: UE Musical Showcase and Talent Show

On January 31st in Eykamp 251 (Upstairs Ridgway) at 7pm, the UE Music Therapy Association is hosting Spotlight!
Spotlight is a talent show, where acts from all around campus display their talents in support of a good cause. Proceeds from this event will go to support local music therapists through the Isaac Miller Music Matters Foundation. The audience favorite acts will receive a prize. If you are interested in performing, please email uemta54@gmail.com! Entry fee for participating and admission to the event are both $5. Hope to see you there!

Jessica Smith
js829@evansville.edu

* Reminder for all new incoming fall 2019 students~ Second dose of Meningitis B DUE by JANUARY 31st 2020!!

REMINDER! If you were a new incoming student to UE this 2019 fall semester, you must have your Meningitis B series completed and submitted to your MedProctor account by January 31st 2020. If you are going home during Thanksgiving or winter break, schedule your second dose to complete your Meningitis B series that is part of the admission requirements. This is only required for new students who entered University of Evansville FALL 2019 who has submitted only one dose of Meningitis B to MedProctor. Please call the Student Health Center at 812-488-2033 for any questions/concerns.
Trumenba- 2 doses required at least 6 months apart
Bexsero- 2 doses required at least 1 month apart

Submitted by Tara Ulrich tu19@evansville.edu.

Congratulations

* Nicholas Harmon Publishes Research

Nicholas Harmon, assistant professor of physics, published a paper entitled "Observation of Radiation Induced Leakage Current in MOS Oxides with Multi-Frequency Electrically Detected Magnetic Resonance and Near Zero Field Magnetoresistance" in the IEEE journal "Transactions on Nuclear Science". The work, collaboration with Penn State, U of Iowa, and Intel, studied leakage currents in essentially transistors that had been damaged with radiation. Radiation produces defects which allows electrons to hop across a barrier and reduces the quality of the device. The research used a magnetic resonance technique (kind of like MRI) to study the defects. It also used a new technique called Near Zero Field Magnetoresistance.

Nicholas Harmon
nh140@evansville.edu

* Publication Featured in The Nurse Practitioner for Dr. Angie Wooton

Dr. Angie Wooton and coauthor, Lynne Melchior, Diabetes Educator have just published an article, Diabetes-associated cardiac autonomic neuropathy or CAN featured in The Nurse Practitioner. 45(2):24-31, February 2020. Cardiac autonomic neuropathy (CAN) is an under diagnosed cardiovascular complication associated with diabetes. This is the third publication in a series focused on diabetic neuropathy.

Angela Wooton
aw43@evansville.edu

* Professor Kimberling Publishes Research Article

Clark Kimberling, Professor of Mathematics, has a research article in the current issue of Journal of Geometry, viewable at https://rdcu.be/b0HTu. Entitled "Polynomial triangle centers on the line at infinity," the article presents newly discovered points in the extended plane of an abstract triangle and their relationships, using homogeneous barycentric coordinates that are polynomial functions of the variable sidelengths of the triangle. The final section of the paper, entitled "Historical comments," cites a prophetic article in the American Mathematical Monthly on "The rise, fall, and possible transfiguration of triangle geometry: a mini-history." Now, 25 years later, Dr. Kimberling's article discusses the actual transfiguration that has taken place, including the development of the UE-based Encyclopedia of Triangle Centers - ETC, https://faculty.evansville.edu/ck6/encyclopedia/ETC.html. The number of triangle centers presented in ETC has grown considerably during the past year with contributions from around the world. Last semester, the number of entries passed 36,000.

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