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Thursday, March 19, 2020

* Coronavirus Update for Work-Study

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information

* Coronavirus Information for Students, Faculty, and Staff

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information


Upcoming Events

* Professional Development Online Workshop – Free to UE Faculty and Staff

The Center for the Advancement of Learning is offering the online workshop “Navigating Generational Differences in the Work Place” free to UE faculty and staff. This workshop will be facilitated by Tad Dickel, PhD, on Tuesday, March 31, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Many employers are trying to navigate three to four different generations working in their organizations. This workshop will introduce characteristics and differences of Traditionalists, Baby Boomers, Generation X, and Millennials. Participants will learn about the unique perspectives of each generation that lead to conflict. A process will be introduced for multi-generational teams to work through these conflicts to get better results.

To register, please email Cindy Felts at by Thursday, March 26.

Cindy Felts


Info You Should Know

* Cancelled - Federal Loan Repayment Counseling Sessions

The in-person Federal Loan Repayment Counseling sessions scheduled for 4/30 and 5/8 have been cancelled. The Office of Student Financial Services will communicate directly with graduating students via their UE email with the necessary information during the next few weeks.

Amy Sowders

* Facebook Live - Yoga

From the comforts of your home, join Megan Sicard on Monday (3/23) at 5:00 pm for yoga on Facebook live. Go to the University of Evansville Fitness Center Facebook page to join in. More details will be posted on the Facebook page. Our goal is to keep you engaged.

Lori Adams

* Health Center: How to Schedule an Appointment

Scheduling an appointment with the UE Health Center is easy. Employees and students, please call the clinic at 812-488-2033 Monday-Friday 8am-5pm for your health care needs, including all refill requests. Please note, we are not open for walk-in appointments at this time.

Please visit the UE coronavirus webpage for the university's response to the Coronavirus and updated information.

Tara Ulrich

* Pcard Reconciliation Reminder

Have you been reconciling your Pcard transactions as they post in SDG2? Transactions usually post within 24 to 48 hrs after a purchase. Once a transaction posts in SDG2 it is ready to be reconciled by adding the expense description and the account number including the appropriate object code. The March cycle will be ending at midnight on 3/23/2020. The March cycle report may be ran on 3/25/2020 until the the SDG2 lock-out occurs on March 30 for the General Ledger upload.

For questions contact the Office of Administrative Services at extension 2941.

Kim Winsett

* One-Credit Course on Greek Virtue and Greek Life for Fall 2020

The Department of Philosophy and Religion is offering a one-credit course this Fall (2020) on “Plato’s Virtues” that addresses Plato’s take on key virtues, their centrality in ancient Greek life, and their applicability today.

Since the Greek virtues are pertinent to the lives and rituals of our Greek campus communities and in order to promote our chapter houses as places of living and learning, the course will be held in the SigEp formal room on Thursdays at 2:45. (Time may be adjusted with permission of those enrolled to a more suitable time if necessary.)

Even though the course may be especially pertinent to students in Greek Life, the course is open to all UE students and will also be of interest to those who enjoy the study of ancient Greek life and culture.

However, seating is limited. If you are interested in tentatively reserving a seat in advance of registration, please contact the instructor, Dr. Beavers, for details at

A full description follows.

PHIL 459.3 – Plato’s Virtues – 1 credit – Thursdays @ 2:45

This seminar explores several of Plato’s shorter works on the nature of virtue along with selections from the Republic. Texts will include the Lysis, which asks about friendship, the Laches, which asks about courage, and the Charmides, which asks about moderation. Other virtues to be considered here include honor, wisdom, and justice. Among issues to be considered in this study, we will address how these virtues fit into the ancient Greek social sphere, their contemporary meanings, and to what extent they remain marks of good character today.

This seminar is geared toward those who are interested in campus Greek Life and/or ancient Greek philosophy and culture. It is also pertinent to those pursuing majors and minors in ethics and social change.

Anthony Beavers

* BIOL 100 Summer Online Course

Are you interested in taking a non-majors biology course with a lab this summer to fulfill one of your scientific literacy general education requirements? Then take BIOL 100 D01 – Fundamentals of Biology during Summer I (May 18 to June 19). Please contact Dale Edwards (de3) for more details.

Dale Edwards

* Reeves Foundation Scholarship

The Reeves Foundation was established in 1966 under terms of the Last Will and Testament of Mrs. Isabel B. Reeves, wife of Judge Ollie C. Reeves, who both resided for many years in Vanderburgh County and firmly believed in the attainment of higher education. Through their frugal efforts and generosity, this scholarship fund has been established to perpetuate their belief.

Applicants must be residents of Vanderburgh County in Indiana and applications are being accepted until May 1, 2020.

Download the Reeves Foundation Scholarship application.

Application and essay requirement can be submitted via mail to:
The University of Evansville
Office of Student Financial Services
1800 Lincoln Avenue
Evansville, IN 47722


* Scheduling Appointments: Center for Career Development

Scheduling an appointment with the Center for Career Development is easy. Go to For complete information regarding appointment scheduling and the status of events, visit the webpage, You will also find the university's response to the Coronavirus and updated career center information.

Donna Schmitt

* 2020-21 Dr. Marvin E. Hartig Memorial Scholarship

Family, friends and loved ones of the late Dr. Marvin E. Hartig are pleased to announce the application process for the Dr. Marvin E. Hartig Memorial Scholarship. This scholarship is dedicated to the loving memory of Dr. Hartig, Dean of Evansville College’s Evening College in 1967, and administrator for the Center for Advanced Study, director of the Evansville chapter of the American Institute of Banking (AIB), and the international student advisor. In 1974, Dr. Hartig was appointed Dean of Academic Services. He retired in 1984 after serving his alma mater for thirty-five years and passed away in 2007.

This scholarship will be awarded annually to a deserving sophomore student. Preference will be given to a student working while being enrolled as a full-time student. International students are encouraged to apply.

Download the Dr. Marvin E. Hartig Memorial Scholarship application.

Deadline: Please return all materials to the Office of Student Financial Services by May 1, 2020. Application and essay can be submitted via email to:
Amanda Wood, administrative assistant to the Office of Student Financial Services, at

The decision will be announced on Monday, June 29, 2020.
Questions: Amanda Wood, administrative assistant to the Office of Student Financial Services, at or 812-488-2364.

* ChangeLab: Make a Difference and Get Class Credit

Don’t wait until you graduate – make a difference now! Check out the list of ChangeLab courses available for the Fall semester. For more information, visit

Cindy Kelley



* Murphy Publishes in Top Economics Journal

Dr. David Murphy's paper, entitled "Underground Knowledge: Estimating the Impacts of Soil Information Transfers through Experimental Auctions" has been accepted for publication at the American Journal of Agricultural Economics, an A* rated economics journal. The paper explores the topic of soil degradation, a serious problem in many developing countries, which often necessitates the use of fertilizers to improve crop yields. However, smallholder farmers usually do not have sufficient information about their soil nutrient levels to make profit-maximizing decisions about fertilizer usage. In this paper, Murphy conducted two-round experimental auctions to determine whether providing information and fertilizer recommendations from inexpensive soil testing kits to farmers in western Kenya affected their behavior and ability to optimize their input choices. We auctioned organic and inorganic agricultural inputs, dividing farmers into information treatments. We find that providing soil information has significant effects on farmers’ willingness to pay for inputs. We then use Monte Carlo simulations to show that there is potential for high net benefits to farmers from individualized soil tests. These results suggest that soil testing can be a cost-effective method to increase food security in the region.

David Murphy


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