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Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Upcoming Events

* UE Gardens Farmers' Market Available on July 24

The UE Garden continues to explode with produce, so please stop by on Friday, July 24, from 7:30 a.m. until 9 a.m. The gardens are located at 1600 John Street.

The gardeners have LOTS of summer squash, peppers (sweet), tomatoes, beets, Swiss chard, cucumbers, and basil. They may pick ALL the basil, so think about your winter needs for pesto.  Also, the kale is still prolific, but that won't last for long in this heat. All proceeds are returned to the garden in the form of seed, tools, tool repair, etc.

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

* Bookstore Offering Convenient, Contact-Free Online Ordering

The UE Bookstore will be operating differently this year due to COVID-19 guidelines and procedures. For students who wish to order and pick up books from the bookstore, they will need to bring a printed copy of their schedule with course titles and numbers/sections. A staff member will be located at the bookstore entrance counting the number of individuals inside the store to remain in compliance with local and state guidelines. No students will be allowed inside the book staging area.

To promote social distancing, UE strongly recommends all students use the convenient, fast, online book ordering option. To order your books online for the Fall 2020 semester, please visit the bookstore website. Look up your courses by course number and section, then place your order online. Currently, shipping of all books is free and students will receive their order within a few days of purchase. All online textbook orders will be fulfilled beginning the last week of July. 

If you will have a textbook scholarship, orders may also be placed online. Textbook scholarships will become available August 1, and scholarship orders will be fulfilled after this date. Simply select "STUDENT ACCT" on the payment page.

* Center for Innovation & Change Seeking Participants for Focus Groups

College Students:  UE's Center for Innovation & Change invites you to participate in research focus groups (small group discussions) about re-entry into the academic setting amidst COVID-19. We want you to be creative and share your ideas, and the virtual sessions will be conducted within a 45-minute timeframe. If interested in participating, please email facilitator Dr. Tamara Wandel at by 7/26. Focus group dates and times will be determined based on participant availability. Group sizes are limited, so don’t hesitate to RSVP!

Erin Lewis
Center for Innovation & Change

Dr. Tamara Wandel
Associate Professor, Communications

* Biology Students Present Research at International Conference

Biology students Gregory (Skip) Maas ('20) and Corinne Croslyn ('21) each presented posters of their research at the annual Society for Developmental Biology meeting held July 9-15, 2020. Croslyn was awarded the 3rd place award for “Best Undergraduate Student Poster”.

These research projects were performed in the lab of Dr. Julie Merkle (Department of Biology) and explore the cellular events of egg production.

Julie Merkle

* UE Orchestras Seeking New Members

UE Orchestra performing Holiday Pops

Students, staff, faculties, and administrators are invited to play in the University Symphony Orchestra and String Chamber Ensemble. The University Symphony Orchestra meets on Monday at 5:30 p.m. and Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. The String Chamber Ensemble meets on Thursday at 4 p.m. in the Krannert Hall of Fine Arts.

Join us!

Please E-mail Chun-Ming Chen, director of orchestral activities at for more information.

Chun-Ming Chen

* 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


In The News

* UE Ranked Among the Best Colleges and Universities in Indiana for 2020

The University of Evansville was recently ranked among the Best Colleges and Universities in Indiana for 2020! The ranking comes from College Consensus, and you can see the complete list on their website.

To compile the list, College Consensus averaged the latest results from the most respected college ranking systems, along with thousands of real student review scores from the Internet. This creates a unique College Consensus rating for each school.


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