University of Evansville

AceNotes Today

Tuesday, September 29, 2020

* Winter Intersession

Students - start planning for your long winter break by taking some Winter Intersession courses. The Intersession will run from December 10, 2020 to January 15, 2021. The five week-plus online courses will provide a chance to complete missing requirements or maybe do an internship. Faculty are working hard to provide a variety of courses. Register for WI when you register for Spring classes. A full list of courses will be available soon.


COVID-19 Corner

* High Contact Sports

Due to the high probability of the virus being spread through high contact sports, there are no informal contact sports allowed to be played on campus at this time. This includes soccer, basketball, volleyball, etc.

* Who is included as an active case in the UE COVID-19 Dashboard?

The UE COVID-19 Dashboard includes individuals with active cases who:

  • have a direct on-campus impact (have been to campus)
  • have tested positive for COVID-19 and are currently self-isolating
  • choose to isolate at home or off-campus

Upcoming Events

* Health Sciences Students - Network with UE Alumna Amanda Wright '97

Students! You are invited to chat with UE alumna, Amanda Wright '97, about her career journey, obtain career advice, and build your UE network. Students can tune in to network face-to-face with Amanda via Zoom or join the event live on the UE Alumni Association's Facebook page.

UE Connect Online with Amanda Wright '97 - "Becoming Professionally Versatile"
Date: September 29, 2020
Time: 12:15 - 1:00 p.m. CST

Amanda is a practicing physician assistant as well as a faculty member at Vanderbilt University. During her networking session, Amanda will discuss the career possibilities as a PA and how becoming a versatile employee adds value to your professional image.

Register today for the networking event at

Questions or Comments? Contact Nichole Coffey at or 812-488-2900.


Info You Should Know

* Social Media Hub: are your accounts up-to-date?

The UE Social Media Hub lists the social media accounts for the various academic areas and institutional departments on campus. This can include Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and LinkedIn.

Several accounts are already linked to this page - but some departments may have created new accounts that we don't know about. If your most up-to-date acounts are not included on the Social Media Hub, please let us know. We are happy to add them so the UE community, as well as future students, can follow them and stay updated.

If you have accounts you would like included on the Social Media Hub, please email the page information/links to Julie Bryant, university relations coordinator.

Julie Bryant

* Purple UE Masks are Available for Purchase

In need of additional face masks? Rep the UE logo wherever you go with our purple UE masks!

ue facemask example.

Reusable masks with the UE Logo that were distributed to students and employees at the beginning of the semester are now available for purchase for $7.70 each at Ace’s Place and Rademacher’s Café located in the Ridgway University Center. These masks are flexible and comfortable with the following features:

  • 2-ply with pocket for filter, if desired
  • Adjustable nose piece
  • Adjustable ear loops with toggle
  • Contours to the face
  • 100% cotton jersey outside, 100% cotton lining inside

Masks will cost $7.70 each, and with your help, all proceeds from the sale of these masks will go towards the COVID PPE fund to help reduce these pandemic expenses.

* UE Theatre New Works Festival Welcomed Olivia Lilley and Cameron Knight

To supplement the education of theatre students this semester, the UE Theatre New Works Festival has been established as a project that will serve as an important opportunity for first-year, sophomore, and junior students to collaborate with guest playwrights and directors on new plays over the course of the semester. Students will engage, via Zoom, in collaborations with ten guest artists throughout the festival.

The first presentation was held on Friday, Sept. 25, with Olivia Lilley’s MANDATE, that was guest-directed by Cameron Knight. Olivia Lilley is the Artistic Director of Prop Thtr in Chicago, and Cameron Knight is a freelance actor, director, and Associate Professor at North Carolina School of the Arts.

There are six New Works Festival presentations slated for this semester.

When a virus scare disrupts a Black Lives Matter protest on campus, the University takes protective measures to an extreme, locking every door in the dorms. As the days go by, the students get a sense that something weird is going on, and that they might have been forgotten. As folx begin disappearing one by one, the remaining students band together to survive. A thriller/ horror play for Zoom. Devised by the ensemble: David Akinwande ’23, Beverley Buchanan ’24, Rebecca Conaway ’23, Kayleigh Doyle ’22, Bryce Galvan ’23, Josh Gelman ’22, Garrett Hale ’24, Delanie Kitzman ’22, and Drake Susuras ’24.

Stage Manager– Alexis Nau ’21
Dramaturg–Steph Voteau ’22
Line Producer–Sally Walker ’21
Costume Designer–Luke Moran ’21

Olivia and Cameron.

* Display Cases in the Library

Do you have a club you want people to know about? Do you have an event you want others to attend? How about showing off your class work? If you said YES, then the Library has a display case for you! Contact Julie Wilson at or (812) 488-1062 for more information or to make a reservation.



* Intramural Sand Volleyball, Kickball, Wiffleball Registration Open

Registration for 2v2 Sand Volleyball, Kickball, and Wiffleball is open and available at or by downloading the imleagues app! For any questions contact the Intramural Department at ah519 or (812) 488-2794.

* Intramurals Are Back

The Intramural department has coordinated with the UE Covid Health Task Force to bring back the return of Intramural Sports for the Fall 2020 semester. Log on to today to sign up!!!

Additional health and sanitizing precautions will be implemented, if interested in finding out more about these check out for all the latest event updates and information or contact the Intramural Director, Drew, at


In The News

* UE Recognized by WSJ for Student Engagement

We are pleased to announce that the University of Evansville has been named to The Wall Street Journal’s annual U.S. College Rankings for student engagement! UE ranked 16th in the nation among over 4,000 four-year colleges and universities in the United States.

Now in its fifth year, the U.S. College Rankings focuses most on student success and learning outcomes. Insights for the report were gathered through the Times Higher Education U.S. Student Survey, which included questions about interactions with faculty and other students, whether a student felt involved and welcome, and whether the student would recommend the school.

While the COVID-19 pandemic has caused the University to implement health and safety guidelines on campus, students can still be involved and obtain an engaging college experience. We offer over 130 student organizations and clubs, and the Center for Student Engagement can assist students with community service opportunities, Greek Life, leadership development, and more.

The faculty and staff at UE are dedicated to creating a welcoming campus environment that serves as a constant support system for our students. The ranking from The Wall Street Journal is a true testament to that goal, and together we will continue to provide engaging opportunities for our students!


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