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Wednesday, September 2, 2020

* Make Your Vote Count

UE will hold classes on election day, November 3.

Absentee Ballot:

You MUST vote in the county where you are registered. If you will not be able to vote in person, remember to request an absentee ballot! You must make a request for an absentee ballot for every election.

Indiana residents can pick up an absentee ballot request form from Karyssa Vasquez in her office at the Ridgeway Center on second floor. All US residents can obtain an absentee ballot request form at Absentee ballot requests must be mailed to the County Clerk of the county where you are registered.

Absentee ballot requests must be received in Indiana no later than midnight on Thursday, October 22.

Remember to pick up two stamps and one envelope so that you can mail your absentee ballot request (stamp and envelope required) and then complete and mail your absentee ballot when it is mailed to you (secure, state approved envelope provided, stamp required).

Absentee ballots must be received by noon on Monday, November 2.

Where to Vote in Person if you are registered locally:

Vanderburgh County: Go to, Voter Registration

Warrick County:

Karyssa Vasquez


Upcoming Events

* Panhellenic Recruitment!

Are you looking to get involved on campus? Interested in meeting some amazing people? Wondering if Greek Life is for you? Join us September 7-13 for Panhellenic Recruitment! Visit to sign up and contact Morgan Caylor (mc354) or Chris Sweeney (cs493) if you have questions or concerns!

recruitment flyer

* "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

* Employee Photography Exhibit

The 2020 UE Employee Photography Exhibit will be open from Monday, August 31 through Friday, October 2 in the Krannert Gallery.  Please come by the Gallery to view the interesting and thoughtful photography created by your co-workers and UE retirees.

Lynn R. Penland
Dean Emerita

Keith Gehlhausen
Human Resources & Institutional Equity

Kevin Gray
Law, Politics, and Society

Hanns Pieper
Emeritus Faculty

Mark Valenzuela
Academic Affairs & Civil Engineering

Mark Randall
Electrical Engineering

Eric D. Braysmith

Adam Rager

Mari Plikuhn
Law, Politics, & Society

Nancy Lockyear
Department of Art

* Meal Plan Changes

Students can adjust meal plans for the Fall semester until Friday, September 4, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. Adjust your meal plan online. Changes will be reflected the next business day.

* Integrated Minor in Truth, Meaning, and Value

The Department of Philosophy and Religion is pleased to announce a new minor program that explores foundational questions. The 18-hour minor engages students in three important areas of humanistic inquiry that are in crisis in this rapidly developing and globalizing technocratic era: what it means for something to be true, what meaning is and how one finds it, and what does and should have value. It meets these objectives through a combination of three-credit and one-credit course options in the areas of philosophy, religion, and ethics.

The minor has been designed to accommodate a broad range of UE students by maximizing the number of choices a student can make in tailoring the minor to their interests and major(s) and because six of the eighteen required hours may be met with one-credit text seminars thereby allowing students to make progress toward the minor even in heavy-credit semesters. This makes the TMV minor a viable option for many students in UE’s professional programs while also complementing many majors within the College of Arts and Sciences.

For more information on this program, please visit If you are interested in picking up this minor, please contact the program’s coordinator, Dr. Beavers, at

* Reusable Containers in Cafe Court

Just a reminder to anyone dining at Cafe Court who chooses the carryout line, that the plastic boxes your food is packaged in are reusable and should be returned to the receptacle outside of Cafe Court or any cashier.

* Meet Counseling Services - your on-campus mental health resource! #ForTheAces

The Office of Counseling Services knows that the transition to campus and to classes this fall has not been an easy one. For those returning and those new to campus, please see the link below for a video introducing ourselves and what we do as a resource for mental health and wellness on campus. We are located in the Student Life Suite in Ridgway University Center and would be happy to answer any questions you have about our services!


Introduction to Counseling Services

* UE Jazz Auditions

UE Jazz Auditions will take place on Wednesday September 2 via Zoom beginning at 7:00 PM. Contact Dr. Zifer ( or (812) 488-2878) for more information. All instrumentalists are welcome to audition!



* Religion Professor Ware's Book Wins Award

A new book by Dr. Jim Ware, Professor of Philosophy and Religion, recently received a 2020 Catholic Press Association Book Award. The book, Paul's Theology in Context: Creation, Incarnation, Covenant, and Kingdom (Eerdmans 2019), earned second place in the category of best new books in the area of Theological and Philosophical Studies.


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