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Friday, March 27, 2020

* Donate to Aces Haven

We need your help! Aces Haven is a student established resource center that features a fully stocked food pantry, personal hygiene items, and various articles of clothing. Additionally, we have established an electronic food pantry that allows us to transfer donated Ace Bucks. We have some students still on campus and off campus who need our help in the days ahead. Currently open 10am to 1pm, Monday - Friday. Items can be left outside of Neu Chapel at the east door.

* Coronavirus Information for Students, Faculty, and Staff

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information

* It's Time to Nominate a Deserving Senior for the Outstanding Senior Service Award

Do you know a senior deserving of the highest award given by UE? Ten finalists will be honored at a breakfast in April and one student will be presented this award at Commencement. Selection is based on academic achievement, demonstrated leadership, and community and campus engagement.

The Guthrie May and Mabel Dillingham Nenneker Outstanding Senior Service Award nominations will be accepted March 16 – April 6, 2020.

You can nominate deserving seniors by sending an email to the student(s) you wish to nominate.  Insruct them that they can accept the nomination online at Please copy on all email messages that you forward to your nominees.

Applications must be submitted to the Office of the Dean of Students by April 6, 2020.

Carleen Barnes


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 Monday, March 30.

* The Politics of Grace

Who: The Rev. Dr. Serene Jones, President Union Theological, Seminary in the City of New York
What: The Stephens-Otterson Lecture, (annual public lecture)
When: Sunday, 29 March 2020, 2:00 p.m., (reception following)
Where: Trinity United Methodist Church, Third and Walnut, Evansville

A respected scholar and public intellectual, the Rev. Dr. Serene Jones is the 16th president of historic Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York. The first woman to head the 182-year-old institution, Jones occupies the Johnston Family Chair for Religion and Democracy.

She is a past president of the American Academy of Religion, which annually holds the world's largest gathering of scholars of religion. Jones came to Union after 17 years at Yale University, where she served as the Titus Street Professor of Theology at the Divinity School and chair of the University's program in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies.

Jones has written several books including Trauma and Grace and, most recently, her memoir Call It Grace: Finding Meaning in a Fractured World. Because of her deep grounding in theology, politics, women's studies, economics, race studies, history, and ethics, various media often seek Dr. Jones's comments on major social issues.


Info You Should Know

* Interlibrary Loan Restrictions due to COVID-19

As COVID-19 closures and stay-at-home directives have spread across the country, including Indiana’s on March 23, libraries are suspending their lending services, making it very difficult to fill interlibrary loan requests for books, DVDs, CDs, scores, etc. As a result, the Interlibrary Loan department will not be placing requests for physical materials. If you do make a request, we will be in contact to see if we can request a chapter or two or if you can wait until a later date.

We are committed to providing resources and will continue to request chapters or journal articles. Please use the book chapter/article request forms in Quill to request materials.

If you have an item from ILL in your possession, PLEASE KEEP IT – even if the due date has passed! We are asking libraries to renew these items. See Quill for new due dates.

* COMM 380 Intercultural Communication Offered Online Summer I and II

Would one class that fulfills many general education requirements and teaches valuable skills interest you? How would you like to take such a course NO MATTER where you plan to be this summer?

Do you want to reduce your course load during the regular fall or spring semesters?

Would you like to be more prepared for your future career in a diverse society and global world? Want to add another skill set to distinguish you from the pack? How about increasing your cultural knowledge and communication competency to relate more effectively with people from other cultures in your personal and professional life?

Do you want to fulfill several General Education competency requirements in one course?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, you should consider enrolling in COMM 380 ONLINE (Intercultural Communication) offered in Summer Session I and II.

COMM 380 meets criteria for General Education Outcome 9 (Understanding of Core Concepts of Society, Human Behavior, and Civic Knowledge) and Overlay Component A (Global Diversity: International Component).

For more information contact professor emeritus of communication Dean Thomlison at

Submitted by Dean Thomlison

* Science and Math Majors Wanted!

Are you a science or math major? Are you interested in computers, data, or the intersection of both? Have you seen powerful data visualizations like the ones in this article and thought, “Wow, that’s powerful”? or, “Hey, how did they do that?” or even, “Dang, I wanna do that!”

Have we got the program for you!

You are invited to participate in the Computers in Science and Math (CiSM) Certificate Program, beginning Fall 2020! For just a few more credits, you could complete an interdisciplinary certificate which future employers and professional programs will see attests to the fact that you “get it” - the way computers, data, science, and math are all intertwined and integral to modern (and future) society. You will have a few additional ‘marketable’ (or at least useful!) skills to boot!

What’s more, we anticipate that we may be able to provide you with an additional scholarship of up to $2,000 (pending a short essay application and demonstrated financial need) while you participate in the program!

Interested? Any questions? Please check out the CiSM website and/or contact us via email at (Or, if you happen to have taken a class with or know one of us, we’d be happy to tell you about this opportunity too!)

Dr. Joyce Stamm (Biology)
Dr. Adam Salminen (Math / Data Science)
Dr. Nicholas Harmon (Physics)
Dr. Mike Slade (Chemistry)

* Advising and Registration Dates

Advising: begins on March 30 Please schedule an appointment your advisor.

Registration: begins on April 6

  • Monday, April 6: Graduates, Seniors
  • Tuesday, April 7: Honors and Juniors
  • Wednesday, April 8: Sophomores
  • Thursday, April 9: Freshman 
* Pcard Reconciliation/Cycle Report Process Change for MARCH due to COVID-19


The March Pcard cycle ended at midnight last night and cycle reports may be ran as of tomorrow morning, Wednesday, March 25.

Please note the following:

Pcard Reconciliation/Cycle Report Process Change for MARCH due to COVID-19:

1. All cardholders should SAVE their March cycle report, after running it.

2. Please use the following File Format when naming your March Cycle Report File to SAVE as a PDF.

  • The File Format should include the Name on your Pcard as the name appears on the card (Jane Smith or Biology), Month (Mar) and Year (2020).
  • For example: “JaneSmithMar2020” or “BiologyMar2020”

3. Once the Cycle Report file is saved, send the file via email to and “CC” a courtesy copy to your Supervisor.

  • Supervisors are encouraged to review and discuss transactions remotely with the cardholder. Any changes should be made by the cardholder prior to the General Ledger SDG2 “upload/lock out” scheduled for March 28.

4. Cardholders should continue to save all reciepts for the monthly cycle and print a copy of the Cycle report to place in a Pcard envelope. The Pcard envelope may be processed as normal upon your return to campus.

We thank you for your timely reconciliation during this time of challenges and opportunities.

Please watch for additional Pcard announcements via PcardNews and AceNotes as we look to implement future updates.

* New issue of the Crescent is now online!

The Crescent, University of Evansville's student magazine, is available for FREE right now to all students online at Due to complications with COVID-19, we were not able to print a physical copy of the magazine for magazine stands around campus. However, that didn’t stop the hard work and dedication of the staff to still put out a high quality product for the UE community. We hope you will support Student Media and the hardworking students at the Crescent by checking out our latest issue.

The Crescent is a student magazine - by and for the students of the University of Evansville - that is published six times during the academic year. The Crescent serves as an open forum for the UE community. Copies are free to students and the goal is to present relevant content in a fair, accurate, and unbiased manner.

* New EAP Information for Employees Insured with Meritain Health

Get the Health Care You Need—When You Need It

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and World Health Organization (WHO) are actively monitoring the outbreak of the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19), which has infected thousands of people worldwide.

At Meritain Health®, we are focused on the health and safety of our members. That’s why Meritain Health takes steps to plan on your behalf. We’re here to help.

Fill your prescriptions

If you need to replace your medication or request a refill, that’s okay. Simply call the Customer Service number of your pharmacy plan to speak with a representative. The phone number of your pharmacy plan is listed on your member ID card.

What to do if you’ve lost your ID card

Taking care of yourself and your family’s safety is your number one concern. And if you’ve left home without your health care ID card, that’s OK. You can call 1.888.324.5789 to speak with a Customer Service representative with questions and for more information.

Get the medical care you need

If you need urgent or emergency care but are away from home, you can always visit an urgent care center or hospital no matter where you are*. And when you need non-urgent care, you can visit your online account to search for a provider in your network. It’s available to you around the clock—24 hours a day.

Additionally, Aetna has opened its Resources for Living services, regardless of whether or not you already have this service as part of your benefits plan. You can call 1.833.327.2386 for any questions or concerns you may have.

Find answers to your health care questions

If you have other questions, need help finding a provider, or just need help using your health care benefits away from home, we’re here for you. Simply call Meritain Health Customer Service using the phone number on your member ID card. You can also call 1.888.324.5789 for assistance.

* Applicable plan terms apply.

* Updated Bookstore Hours for March

Due to the campus precautions for COVID-19, the bookstore will be closed until March 30th. Online ordering is still available and we will be fulfilling those orders are we come in.

We apologize for the inconvenience this may cause, but please contact us by email,, if you are in need of anything.

Please stay safe and we'll see you after the closure with our newly renovated store!

Becky Lamont

* 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


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