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Wednesday, April 1, 2020

* 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 https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/OutstandingSeniorServiceAward2020. Please copy cb131@evansville.edu 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
cb131@evansville.edu

Info You Should Know

* Online Drop-In Academic Peer Coaching Now Available

Now more than ever, time management, study strategies, test preparation, organization, and school-life balance habits are important concepts to master. If you've found yourself struggling since the transition to online instruction and you want someone to help you, the Success Lab Academic Peer Coaches are now available for drop-in coaching through Zoom!

Go here to see the online drop-in peer coaching schedule: https://www.evansville.edu/advising/academic-success-lab.cfm

Working with an academic coach can help get your academic life back into balance.
Individual coaching is still available as well.

Chad Hart
ch299@evansville.edu

* Not Canceled! E-nternational Food Festival This Week

The International Club proudly presents an e-version of the spring International Food Festival -- the E-nternational Food Festival! With cooking videos, the sharing of the recipes we would have cooked, and a virtual concert with our event entertainer, Phillip-Michael Scales, the event packs the spirit of the event into our social media platforms. Find us on Facebook (UE International Club) and Instagram (@ueinternationalclub) to follow along.

Here's how you can participate:
1. Cook a meal or order international takeout and tune in to our virtual concert Friday, April 3rd at 6pm. The link will be distributed on our social media and in AceNotes Friday. (A little preview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UNSkdXBG0_Q)
2. Follow along on Facebook and Instagram for access to our recipes.
3. Submit and watch cooking videos! Show us your cooking skills (or practice a new recipe), and we'll share with our followers. Videos should be no more than 10 minutes long. They'll start posting Friday, and we'll post daily through the weekend and hopefully next week. Contact Bi (xb4) or Anh (at208) for more details. Sign up here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSelgPttN6u7L_7VUF0ie0OeVFeYlzUt0x-P_XOxh65OfytCtg/viewform?usp=sf_link

Megan Sicard
ms331@evansville.edu
 

* Department of Music Presents Concerts Online

The University of Evansville’s Department of Music will be presenting recorded concerts online for community members to enjoy free of charge.

During the semester, UE’s Department of Music hosts more than 90 concerts on campus and around the community. These concerts feature students, faculty, alumni, guests, and friends of the University. Under the current shelter-in-place guidelines and during the month of April, the department will release a UE concert recorded during a recent academic year.

“The power of music can help us cope with difficult times and bring us some peace,” said Dennis Malfatti, professor of music, director of choral activities, and department co-chair. “Although UE cannot host concerts for the time being, the Department of Music is pleased to share with the UE community recordings of recent concerts.”

Listen online to the first in this series: A University Choir concert from October 30, 2018.

Check the department's Facebook page or visit the concert series web page each week for a new concert.

* Outcome 4 and WAtC: Online for Summer 2

REL 120 Religion in America is offered online during summer 2. This course fulfills both Outcome 4 and WAtC (Writing Across the Curriculum). This course broadly examines religion and American culture, considering especially issues in religious diversity with regard to the intersection of religion with American politics and cultural debates. Also offered online is REL 130 Christian Thought (Outcome 4). This course introduces themes of Christian thought, paying particular attention to the response of the Christian faith to the modern world with respect to contemporary social and political issues.

Dr. Valerie Stein
vs9@evansville.edu

* Economics 101/102 (Online) in Summer I

Do you need a non-major course to fulfill one of your general education requirements for outcome 9? Then take Economics 101 (Principles of Macroeconomics) and/or Economics 102 (Principles of Microeconomics) online during the first summer session from May 18 to June 19.

For more information, contact Dr. Omer Bayar (ob19).

Omer Bayar
ob19@evansville.edu

* UE Student chosen for International Film Festival - Vote Now

Check out The Guatemala Project, a film by UE junior communication major Brea Mullen and junior multimedia communication major Amanda Ackerman.

The Guatemala Project  was selected for an international online film festival that is open for an audience choice vote!

voting instructions

Voting is open until April 5th and instructions for voting are in the photo and you can vote at in the link below!

https://vimeo.com/ondemand/manchesterliftoff2020

Isaac Martin
im31@evansville.edu

* Bio 107 offered this summer 1 online

Biology 107 will be offered online this summer. The lab component will be online as well utilizing web-based simulations. If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Gordon at ng62@evansville.edu.

Noah Gordon
ng62@evansville.edu

* 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
de3@evansville.edu

* Solution Station Wednesday: How can we help?

We've all been through a big change this semester. Do you have questions, concerns, or needs that we can help with? How are you adjusting to online classes? Are you unsure about where to get assistance for a problem you're having, now that there's no way to walk into an office for help?

The Solution Station is online via ZOOM and we're ready to give you the help and information you need. If we don't know the answer, we'll find it!

Wednesday: 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. (Central Time)

Zoom ID: 856-620-3357
Zoom Link: https://zoom.us/j/8566203357

Chad Hart
ch299@evansville.edu
 

* 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 cism@evansville.edu. (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 
* Summer Online Spanish Offerings

Due to the Coronovirus pandemic, the Department of Foreign Languages and Cultures will be offering Spanish 111, 112, 211, 312 online during the first summer session (May 18, 2020).

Congratulations

* Congratulations to Brooksie Smith

The Center for Innovation & Change would like to congratulate Program Coordinator Brooksie Smith on finishing her Bachelor of Science Degree in UE’s Organizational Leadership program! While working full-time for two departments, she managed to finish her degree and simultaneously enroll in UE’s Master of Leadership program. Her work ethic, positive attitude, and contributions on campus are so appreciated. Cheers, Brooksie! And good luck in the Masters program!

brooksie.

Erin Lewis
el131@evansville.edu

* Congratulations Alumna Brittani Carroll

University of Evansville alumna Brittani Carroll was awarded the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship to fund her research and graduate studies at Duke University. Brittani is a 2018 graduate of the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science department currently doing research on Fully Printed Prothrombin Time Biosensor. The objective for this research is to explore creating an alternative point-of-care device that offers an at-home, a low-cost, facile, and accurate surveillance of PT/INR through a fully printed, impedimetric biosensor.

Our congratulations go out to you Brittani!

Vicky Hasenour
vh12@evansville.edu

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