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Tuesday, September 8, 2020

Upcoming Events

* History Lecture – Evansville in WWII with Dr. James MacLeod

You're invited to attend the History Lecture – Evansville in WWII with Dr. James MacLeod.

Friday, September 11, 2020
7:00 p.m.

During World War Two, the city of Evansville was one of the most important cities in the country, manufacturing hundreds of ships, thousands of fighter planes and literally billions of other items that contributed hugely to the Allies’ victory. It was an exhilarating time of great change and opportunity for everyone who lived and worked in Evansville, but also a period of extremely difficult challenges and of profound loss. In this captivating lecture, illustrated with scores of images, James MacLeod explains how all of this industry came to be in Evansville, reveals the enormous impact that it had on social, economic and cultural life, and analyzes how the city dealt with what was a time of astonishing transformation.

Sign up:

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* 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!

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Info You Should Know

* Class of 2021 - Join the Senior Class Committee

Class of 2021, make your impact at UE by joining the Senior Class Committee. Each year, the Senior Class Committee works closely with the Office of Alumni and Parent Relations, as well as the Office of Annual Giving, to help your class become familiar with the Alumni Office, gain some exposure to alumni, and help you transition from an active student into an active alumnus. We also want you to have fun, be engaged, and ultimately make your senior year memorable!

The committee meets (virtually) 1-2 times a month and communicates through email to plan social and networking events (virtual this year) geared towards seniors and young alumni. The committee also determines what your class gift will be and how to promote the gift to your classmates.

If you are interested in joining your Senior Class Committee, contact Nichole Coffey at or 812-488-2900.

* Safe Zone Virtual Training Session I for LGBTQ+ Allies

The Center for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and Dr. Edward Curran (Assistant Professor of Spanish) have partnered to offer UE’s first Safe Zone training of the semester. Ally training is an important opportunity for us to learn more about our campus friends, neighbors, and students. Students and employees are encouraged to attend while we learn and share together!

Thursday, September 10th - 4-6 pm via Zoom

Register in advance for this training session at

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

The Center for DEI

* Free Peer Tutoring!

Free peer group tutoring is available for many classes and subjects beginning Monday, September 7th, 2020.

See the tutoring schedule posted on the Academic Advising webpage:

* Fitness Center Open Beginning Monday, September 7

After careful review and consideration by the Coronavirus Healthcare Task Force, we are pleased to announce the UE Fitness Center will be open beginning Monday, September 7. The complete list of guidelines are available at the Coronavirus webpage, and we have included some of the highlights below: 

  • Masks and face coverings are required
  • Students and employees who enter the fitness center must complete the #CampusClear health screening and will scan their own UE ID for access
  • There will be an occupancy limit in workout spaces, as well as removing or repositioning equipment to accommodate social distancing guidelines
  • Directional arrows will be on the floors to promote a safe traffic flow
  • Towels, showers, and lockers will not be used; access to lockers will only be permitted to those who have paid a fee
  • Student workers and staff will monitor the fitness center and perform enhanced cleaning procedures

The fitness center will be closed from 2-3PM on weekdays (Monday-Friday) for cleaning, but will otherwise be open for normal hours of operation:

  • Monday – Friday: 6:30AM-10:00PM 
  • Saturday: 11:30AM-5:30PM 
  • Sunday: 11:30AM-9PM

UE recognizes the importance of wellness during these challenging times, and we are committed to providing these opportunities in a safe environment for our campus community. 

* Charlas: Informal conversation in Spanish

Wanting to practice Spanish in an informal setting? 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

* Join the Public Health Student Association (PHSA)

If public health issues and concerns sound interesting to you, we invite you to join the Public Health Student Association (PHSA)! PHSA is invested in working to better promote pertinent public health issues in the UE and Evansville communities, and we would love to have you be a part of this process for positive action. Also, elections of officers are happening very soon, so please be sure to join through UEngage to vote!

* 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


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