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Thursday, March 12, 2020

* Avoid the Spread of Germs

The University has formed a Task Force to discuss the rapidly evolving concern regarding the coronavirus. We wanted to share that the best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to the coronavirus. The CDC always recommends everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases, including:
• Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
• Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
• Stay home when you are sick.
• Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
• Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
• Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing. For information about handwashing, see CDC’s Handwashing website.

covid avoidance tips.


Upcoming Events

* RESCHEDULED - Safety and Security St. Patrick's Day Sale and Silent Auction

Lost and Found items for sale, cash and carry and silent auction items. Items include laptops, phones, flash drives, jewelry, designer clothing, and much more. Cash and Check only.

April 9, 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., Ridgway University Center, Eykamp Hall.

Carol Blair


Info You Should Know

* TIAA Individual Counseling

The TIAA-CREF representative will be on the UE campus for individual counseling sessions on Tuesday, March 24, 2020.  To schedule an appointment, call TIAA-CREF at 1-800-732-8353.

These appointments will be held in SOBA room 153, Eades Music Room.

* Select a Room in Your Current Residence Hall


Room Selections - As a result of the University moving to online instruction through at least Friday March 27, next week’s residence hall room selection process has been placed on hold.  The Office of Residence Life is currently working on plans to reschedule the residence hall room selection process for after students are able to return to campus.  Please continue to watch your UE email and our department’s Facebook and Twitter accounts (@UEResLife) for updates. 

* Tiffany Griffith Presents at Conference

Dr. Tiffany Griffith presented a paper on role-playing in first-year seminar and writing programs at the 51st Annual Northeast Modern Language Association Convention in Boston.

Tiffany Griffith

* Flash Panel Discussion: A Critical Discussion on UET Theatre's COLUMBINUS

COLUMBINUS is not a play but rather a theatrical conversation. The UE Department of Theatre and the Center for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion invite you to join in the conversation by attending two events, Monday, Mar. 16, at 5:00 p.m., in SOBA 170, for a pre-show Flash Panel, and Tuesday, Mar. 31, at 5:00 p.m., in SOBA 162, for a post-show Flash Panel.

The topic for both Flash Panels will be an in-depth critical discussion of UET’s COLUMBINUS. These conversations aim to foster an environment where challenging themes, such as sexual violence, gun violence, homicide, suicide, self-harm, and racially and homophobic language are openly discussed as they relate to our campus community and the broader American milieu.

Sharla Cowden

* UE and ProRehab Sports Residency Faculty Conduct Performance Testing at NFL Combine

University of Evansville and ProRehab sports physical therapy resident Dr. Ace Adamson and associate professor Dr. Phil Plisky performed testing at the NFL Combine in Indianapolis using tests researched by UE DPT faculty members. "It was exciting and a great honor to be part of this big day in the lives of the players," Plisky said of the event. Adamson said, "It was incredible to see what I've learned in the sports residency and used in the clinic daily being applied at the highest level of sport."

two men.

Jennifer Simon

* Requesting Participation in Student Psychology Research Methods Survey

We are a group of students in Psych Research Methods, and we are requesting student participation in our survey on Attitudes Toward Helping a Stranger in Crisis. The survey should take about 10-15 minutes to complete. Thank you!

Caroline Townsend

* Tackle for a Cure - Flag Football Teams Needed

Zeta Tau Alpha presents "Tackle for a Cure", a flag football tournament to benefit Breast Cancer Education and Awareness! The tournament will take place on Sunday, March 22nd from 11AM until around 3PM. Entry is $30 for a team of 7-11 players. Contact Sydney Richter (sr258) or Morgan caylor (mc354) for details or entry!

Sydney Richter

* CANCELLED - Someplace Else: Paintings by Erika Navarrete Art Exhibit

This event has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Corliss Chastain

* Eykamp Prize: Call for Nominations

The Eykamp Prize was established by Richard and Rita Eykamp in 2015 to honor Faculty Achievement at the University of Evansville. Recipients of the prize will receive a one-time award of $10,000 in recognition of extraordinary contributions to the University of Evansville as University Citizens. Examples of such contributions include deep and successful involvement in recruiting students; expanding the number, scope, and competitiveness of grant funding for their department; bringing positive public awareness to the University through scholarship, knowledge, and understanding of their discipline. Up to two prizes a year may be awarded.

Nominations for the Eykamp Prize may come from any member of the University of Evansville Community. Nominees should be tenured or tenure-track faculty members at the University of Evansville who have not received the award in the previous five years. Nominations can be submitted in writing or via e-mail to Michael Austin, Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs/Provost, at by March 13, 2020. Nominations should include the name of the faculty member and a brief statement of the reasons that he or she is being nominated.

Recipients of the Eykamp Prize will be selected by an Awards Committee, appointed by the EVPAA/Provost that includes members of the faculty and staff, academic administrators, and at least one member of the Board of Trustees. Awards will be announced and presented at the May Commencement Ceremony.
Previous Recipients: 2016 – Dr. Mark Valenzuela; 2017 – Dr. Lora Becker; 2018 – Dr. David Dwyer; and 2019 – Dr. Kristy Miller.

Paula Heldt


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