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Friday, October 2, 2020

* Robert Dion Interviewed by Radio Canada about Presidential Debate

The first presidential debate of the 2020 election attracted a large audience in the United States, and it also drew the attention of many people in other nations all over the world.

On the morning after the debate, political science professor Robert Dion was interviewed live (and in French) on Radio Canada's morning show, "Y a pas deux matins pareils" to help explain the importance of this debate for the presidential campaign.

The Department of Law, Politics, and Society is proud of its long record of combining an appreciation of civic knowledge and engagement with an understanding of and concern for the world beyond our borders, whether that is the East Midlands, South Korea, or our neighbors to the north.

Listen to Robert Dion's interview

* Get your flu shot and be a #FluFighter!

Getting a flu shot is an important step for protecting yourself and your fellow Aces from getting the flu this season. With COVID-19 still a concern and living in a residential community, this precaution becomes more important than ever, especially as it can help keep valuable resources available to those with COVID-19.

Flu shots are not required by the University, but strongly recommended. This year, flu shots are FREE for all students, as well as employees and their dependents enrolled in UE health insurance. Employees not covered by UE health insurance may receive a flu shot for $20. You always have the option to get your flu shot from your primary care provider or choose the best location or provider for your health.

Learn more and schedule your appointment today at

* Now Available: CARES Act Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) Grant Application

Emergency funding through the HEERF Grant is available for expenses that resulted in additional costs related to your participation in academic and college-related activities due to COVID-19. Please be aware that funding is limited and a valid 2020-21 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) submission is required for grant consideration. Applications will be processed as received until federal funds provided have been exhausted.

Apply for the HEERF Grant


COVID-19 Corner

* 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

* Virtual Health Careers Fair - October 6, 2020

Looking for an internship, full-time or part-time job in the health field? You won't want to miss the Virtual Health Careers Fair on Tuesday, October 6 from 1:00 to 4:00 pm. Get registered on Handshake at to join the fair and sign up for 1:1 and group meetings with 48 employers. You must be registered to attend! Contact Gene Wells or Donna Schmitt if questions.

* A Fun Weekend

event flyer.

Join the Venturing Crew for an awesome weekend of exploring and camping at Harmonie State Park. Join us on the weekend of Oct. 10-11 to enjoy campfire cooking, outdoor games, and making great friends. There will be a labyrinth, a waterfall, a roof-less church, and a beautiful park. Take a break with us! Sign up on UEngage. Questions? Email


Changemaker Corner

* Have a Great Idea for a ChangeLab?

If you have a great idea for a ChangeLab, or if you are teaching a class you'd like to run as a Changelab, please contact Erin Lewis by text at 812-449-1044 to discuss. Students, faculty, and staff are invited to submit ideas!


Info You Should Know

* UE Theatre Salon Series Welcomed Rachel Sterner

This week’s installment of the UET Salon Series, FROM BETTE MIDLER TO BROADWAY, was held on Wednesday, Sept. 30, and featured Rachel Sterner.

Rachel Sterner photos.

Rachel Sterner shared her experience with working as a highly accomplished stage manager, who graduated from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. Rachel has worked with the Paper Mill Playhouse stage managing THE HONEYMOONERS. Her resume also includes Broadway credits HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD and Cirque du Soleil’s PARAMOUR. She has extensive tour experience, working with Cirque du Soleil on both DRALION and MICHAEL JACKSON: THE IMMORTAL WORLD TOUR, U.S. tours of HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS and GO DIEGO GO!, and the international tour of THOMAS THE TANK ENGINE. Rachel has also worked on BETTE MIDLER’S DIVINE INTERVENTION on tour and on VELVET with Edinburgh Fringe and Adelaide Fringe.

This semester, UE Theatre students will have the opportunity to experience twelve workshops with professionals from the entertainment industry.

* Library Open Until Midnight

That's right! The library is now open until midnight Sunday-Thursday. For all the library's hours, go to

* Winter Intersession Financial Aid

If you are seeking financial aid to help pay for Winter Intersession courses at UE, please submit the Winter Intersession Application to the Office of Student Financial Services by November 16, 2020. Our office will help you examine your options for aid, which in most cases is limited to loans.

* Entrepreneurship Club To Begin

The Entrepreneurship Club will begin hosting activities in the next couple of weeks!

We will be utilizing zoom for club activities including book discussions, talks with local entrepreneurs, podcast reviews and more! All will be dedicated to building entrepreneurial ideas and discussions.

If you are interested in participating in this club, please respond to to be added to our mailing list.

* 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

* Senior Nursing Students Selling Masks

The senior nursing students will be selling UE masks to benefit the University of Evansville campus community. We will be hosting a mental health seminar in hopes of encouraging students who may be struggling with anxiety, depression, or poor mental health as a result of isolation and quarantine due to COVID-19. The proceeds will be utilized to fund the mental health seminar and for items given to attendees.

mask examples.

$9.00 each mask.

Contact Kaylee Wagler to order at

Call or text with any questions at (812) 259-9469

Please include your name, which design you want, and the best way to contact you when ordering.

Payment: Venmo to @Megan_Dickey_13
Cash/Check made out to the University of Evansville in the Nursing Office.

Orders will NOT be accepted after October 8th.

Thank you!
-University of Evansville Senior Nursing Students



* Nicholas Harmon publishes in Journal of Applied Physics

Dr. Harmon, with collaborators from U. of Iowa and Penn. State U, published an article entitled "Extraction of Isotropic Electron-Nuclear Hyperfine Coupling Constants of Paramagnetic Point Defects from Near-Zero Field Magnetoresistance Spectra via Least Squares Fitting to Models Developed from the Stochastic Quantum Liouville Equation". The theory + experiment paper used a new technique (Near Zero Field Magnetoresistance) to measure coupling between electron and nuclei of defects at interfaces of two technologically relevant devices. Dr. The success of the model in explaining the data is promising for the technique's utility as an alternative to magnetic resonance measurements.



* 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


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