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Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Upcoming Events

* UE Gardens Farmers' Market Coming Up July 10

Despite a pandemic, UE Gardeners have managed to put in and tend a garden this summer. Currently the gardeners have lots of kale, beets, Swiss chard, beans, squash, and maybe pears (close to being ripe) to share with you. Unlike previous years, however, you will need to stop by the UE Garden, located at 1600 John Street, to get what you would like. Several UE gardeners will be present at the garden before 8 a.m. this Friday, July 10. Bill Hemminger will be at the garden until at least 10 a.m. Carla Lemar may also have honey from the UE bees.

Gardeners will pick your items for you, so no need to worry about getting dirty. When you arrive, simply let the gardeners know which produce you would like. 

Bill Hemminger

* TODAY: Tree Planting Ceremony Scheduled for Dr. Dick Blandford

The College of Engineering and Computer Sciences will host a tree planting ceremony at the UE campus in honor of Dr. Dick Blandford, who passed away on June 4, 2020. The ceremony will be held on the lawn west of the Clifford Library on Wednesday, July 15, 2020 at 2:00 p.m.

Dick Blandford was an associate professor of electrical engineering & computer science and former department chair. He was an alumnus of the University of Evansville (BSEE) and the University of Illinois (MSEE and PhD). Dr. Blandford’s specialty areas were digital computer hardware and digital signal processing. Dr. Blandford was an esteemed and beloved faculty member and will be greatly missed by his colleagues. 

Kimberly Higgins
College of Engineering and Computer Science

* "Race and..." - Conversations About Race in America

Social impacts from COVID-19, the deaths of Ahmaud Arbury, Breonna Taylor, and George Floyd, calls for reforms to policing and criminal justice, voter access for state primaries and the lead up to the presidential election, social movements, and more. These topics have a race dimension that will be a significant concern for many of our students and employees during the coming year.

Please join us for another live episode of "Race and...Conversations About Race in America." The discussion will take place on Zoom at 1PM on Wednesday, September 2, with Rob Shelby, PhD. In this webinar, Rob will welcome special guests Kyle Jones and Becca Patton of Student Christian Fellowship.

Click the Zoom link to join the discussion:

If you missed previous conversations, the recordings are now available on the Center for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion's webpage.

Rob Shelby
Center for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion


Info You Should Know

* Fire Extinguisher Servicing

Beginning on Tuesday, July 7th, 2020, workers from Priority One will be inspecting and re-certifying all fire extinguishers on campus. If you have an extinguisher in your area, they will re-certify or service it as quickly as possible. They will be following all COVID-19 protocols as posted for visitors to campus.

If you have any questions or concerns, please direct your calls to Safety & Security at extension 2051 on campus or 812-488-2051 for off campus.

Douglas Cook
Safety & Security

* #MaskUpHoosiers

Mask Up Hoosiers

On July 1, Governor Holcomb announced a new campaign, #MaskUpHoosiers, for the State of Indiana. All Hoosiers are encouraged to mask up – and speak up about how wearing a face mask can protect others from contacting COVID-19.

Bust the Myths
Several myths are circulating about the importance (or lack thereof) for masks or face coverings. One common myth is that only people who have COVID-19 need to wear a mask. In reality, it is possible to spread the coronavirus before you show any symptoms. Recent studies show that many people with COVID-19 don’t ever have any symptoms at all.

Another myth circulating is that you can only spread the coronavirus by coughing or sneezing. The truth is that COVID-19 can spread among people who are less than 6 feet apart by talking, singing, or shouting, in addition to coughing or sneezing.

Who Do You Wear Your Mask For?
Wearing a mask or face covering does so much more than protect you from contracting the coronavirus. It can protect those around you, including family, neighbors, or even strangers in public places. Who do you wear your mask for? Governor Holcomb is encouraging everyone to use the #MaskUpHoosiers hashtag to share an image of yourself on social media wearing your mask and answering the question. 

Remember, we are #INthistogether!

* Community Race Project ChangeLab

Sign up for the Community Race Project ChangeLab course this fall (CHNG 310-Y01). Students will design education resources that address racial issues on campus and in the Evansville community. For more information, contact Dr. Valerie Stein at

Valerie Stein
Philosophy & Religion

* Charlas: Informal Conversation in Spanish

Wanting to practice Spanish throughout the summer? This opportunity is for anyone with an intermediate or advanced Spanish language level. For more information, contact associate professor of Spanish Diana Rodríguez Quevedo at

Diana Rodriguez Quevedo
Foreign Languages and Cultures


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