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Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Upcoming Events

* 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

* Farmers' Market Scheduled for Friday, July 17

The UE Gardeners will again offer a Farmers' Market from 7:30AM-9AM this Friday, July 17, at the garden site on 1600 John Street. Available produce will include onions, potatoes (red and white), basil (red and green), kale, sweet peppers, tomatoes, green beans, eggplant, summer squash, cucumbers, and (maybe, with luck) pears. There will also be fresh-picked sunflowers and zinnias.  Please come, enjoy the garden space, and help this community-university project continue.

Check out the photos below to see what was picked from the UE Gardens last Friday! A similar harvest will be available this Friday.

Farmers Market produce and tables

Interested in volunteering to help with the garden? Dr. Bill Hemminger will add you to a mailing list, and he regularly sends out notices of when he will be at the garden. You are welcome to come help, and volunteers are welcome to take produce relative to their efforts at the garden.

Bill Hemminger

* "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

* Charlas: Informal Conversation in Spanish

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

Diana Rodriguez Quevedo

* Professor Unger Publishes Research Paper on Stress Analysis

Dr. David J. Unger published the article, "Comparison of series and finite difference solutions to remote tensile loadings of a plate having a linear slot with rounded ends", in the Journal of Mechanics of Materials and Structures, Volume 15, pages 361-378, 2020.

David J Unger
Mechanical and Civil Engineering

* 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


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