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Friday, October 16, 2020

* REFUGE - A UE Protestant Religious Life Service

The UE Office of Religious Life is hosting a Religious Life Prayer and Worship Service Monday, October 19th at 7pm in Neu Chapel. There will be singing, prayer, scripture reading, and times for personal and group reflection. Campus ministry staff and student leaders from a few different student organizations will be helping lead! All are welcome to come find rest, to find refreshing, and to find refuge! All COVID-19 Protocols will be observed for this event.

* October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

The Office of Institutional Equity and the Center for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion will be posting newsletters regarding information on domestic abuse each week during the month of October.

You can find the newsletters here:

This week check out our newsletter on the history of Domestic Violence Awareness month and learn how to be an advocate for ending intimate partner violence.

If you have any further questions, email Jaylen Brown at


Upcoming Events

* Career Connections - Government, Law, Languages and Criminal Justice

The Center for Career Development would like to invite you to a virtual informative networking event to be held on Thursday, October 22 from 4:00 to 5:15 pm. This event allows students to talk with professionals in their field and learn more about the skills and background necessary for these careers. You can talk with professionals to hear how they advanced in their positions.

Register for the event on Handshake.

* UE Ballroom Dance Presents World Champion Ballroom Dance Teacher

event flyer.

UE Ballroom Dance Presents World Champion Ballroom Dancer Jonah Schneider!

October 23, 2020 from Noon - 9:00 p.m.

(lessons in 45 minute blocks)

Learn from renowned dance instructor Jonah Schneider, named the

Top Latin Teacher at the 2016 Fred Astaire World Championships


(individual, partner/couple, or split the cost with a group!)

No experience necessary

All lessons follow COVID-19 safety guidelines, including masks


Text 812-449-1044 OR Email

* "A Shot of Reality" Alcohol Program

Join us Sunday Oct 18th at 7pm via Zoom for an alcohol education program unlike any other!

A Shot of Reality is an interactive alcohol awareness program presented by two professional comedians and has been performed at hundreds of colleges.

The presenters have a realistic interactive discussion about the destructive and deadly consequences of alcohol abuse, assault, DUIs, health issues and more, all while using comedy to make it fun and entertaining.

This program will be held via Zoom and you must RSVP via UEngage by Friday October 16 at 5pm to receive the link.


Info You Should Know

* 2021-2022 FAFSA is Open

File the 2021-22 FAFSA by April 15 at

Continuing students should file the 2021-22 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to apply for federal, state and University need-based financial aid, including all federal student loans. UE's FAFSA code is 001795.

Filing by April 15 is essential for Indiana residents to receive state aid, and highly recommended for all.

Questions regarding the FAFSA should be directed to the Student Financial Services (Olmsted Administration Hall, Room 105) at 812-488-2364.

* Distribution Services - Temporary Hours

Distribution Services will be closed from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 a.m. daily on a temporary basis beginning Wednesday, October 14, through Friday, October 23.

* UE Reports Some of the Lowest Loan Default Rates in Indiana

The University of Evansville was recently recognized for having one of the lowest student loan default rates not only in the state of Indiana, but also across the nation! The report came from LendEDU, which provides information on student, personal, and home equity loans.

Using just-released data from the U.S. Department of Education, LendEDU reported the student loan default rates among over 4,500 colleges and universities in the United States. The report also listed the average default rate among each of the 50 states.

While Indiana reported a state average of 9.57%, UE was significantly lower with a rate of 3.30%. In a time when students and families are concerned about the costs of higher education, the University of Evansville is pleased to offer an environment where the burden of student loan repayment is much less than that of other higher education institutions. 


* Newman Catholic Club Events This Week

Small Group

Small Group Tuesdays at 7pm and Thursdays at 7:30pm at the Newman Center

Catholic Mass

Up next on our Church tour is Holy Redeemer! Mass on the Grass at 5pm. Bring your own chair!

* Exploring and Adding Majors And Minors

Are you interested in changing your major or adding a double major? Are you curious about minors and looking to add one? Advising Week is coming up on October 26 and all of us in Academic Services, Academic Affairs, and The Center for Career Development would like to help support and connect you to the different departments offering majors and minors that you might be interested in. Take the following survey and get started in the process today! The survey will be available from 10/5/20 thru 10/19/20.

Academic Interest Survey

* UE Theatre Salon Series Welcomed Amy Attaway, David Hudson, and Lori Wolter Hudson

This week’s installment of the UET Salon Series, ARTISTIC & EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP, was held on Wednesday, Oct. 14, and Amy Attaway ’01, David Hudson ’07, and Lori Wolter Hudson ’05. These three alums shared their experiences on working in theatre through an administrative lens.

Amy Attaway ’01 has served as the Artistic Director for Kentucky Shakespeare since 2016, after spending time directing with the theatre company. She co-founded Theatre [502], a Louisville-based theatre company. Amy spent five seasons as the Associate Director of the Apprentice/Intern Company at Actors Theatre of Louisville, where she trained young actors and helped to develop new plays.

David Hudson ’07 is currently the Executive Director for The New Harmony Project. He also co-founded the theatre company Three Day Hangover and has been working with the organization since as the Executive Director. As an administrator for NHP, he has facilitated a 70% expansion in operating budget and has more than doubled individual gifts from new donors. David has led the NHP through broad growth during his time as Executive Director.

Lori Wolter Hudson ’05 has been working with The New Harmony Project for over 15 years and currently serves as the lead Artistic Director. Before relocating to Indianapolis, Lori spent over a decade in New York City working as a director, adapter, and producer. While in NY, she co-founded Three Day Hangover. Lori was the inaugural recipient of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation Charles Abbott Fellowship.

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

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* Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Virtual Listening Sessions

The Presidential election is fast approaching, Race relations are strained.

COVID-19 complicates access to equitable services.

As these events and issues unfold in our society various implications may be experienced on our campus.

Do you have comments, questions, concerns, or ideas about how diversity, equity, and inclusion plays out at UE?

If so, The Center for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion is sponsoring three listening sessions for you (students and employees) to share your comments, etc. The identical sessions will be made up of panelists from the Faculty, Student Government Association, Office of Public Safety, Office Student Engagement, and Center for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.

Please make plans to join us at one of the following dates and times via Zoom:

The SWOT structure will be used to guide the sessions: Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, Threats.

Registration is not required for these sessions.

We look forward to your participation.

* Winter Intersession Courses

Get ahead by taking Winter Intersession online courses. Complete a missing required course, lighten your spring load, and take advantage of the longer winter break. Classes run December 10, 2020 to January 15, 2021, and students may take up to two courses. Discuss it with your advisor and begin registration November 2, 2020.

Check out the list of courses.

Winter Intersession Courses

Winter Intersession Courses
ACCT 398 3 Internship in Accounting Morgan
ACCT 211 3 Introduction to Managerial Accounting Taylor
ART 105 3 Introduction to the Visual Arts Larmann
ASTR 101 3 Descriptive Astronomy Braun
AT 180 3 Introduction to Athletic Training Tilly
BIOL 107 4 General Biology Aldred
BUS 100 3 Introduction to Business Fenton J
BUS 398 3 Internship in Business Morgan
CHEM 103 3 Chemistry of Adult Beverages Miller
CHEM 118 4 Principles of Chemistry Miller-Morong
COMM 380 3 Intercultural Communication Thomlison
COMM 130 3 Introduction to Communication Wandel
COMM 221 3 Media Writing Wandel
COMM 333 3 News Copyediting Wandel
ECON 101 3 Principles of Macroeconomics Bayar
ECON 102 3 Principles of Microeconomics Bayar
ECON 398 3 Internship in Economics Morgan
ES 103 3 Fundamentals of Environmental Science Thananatthanachon
ETH/PHIL 121 3 Introduction to Ethics Kretz
EXSS 150 2 Introduction to Health Sciences Laughbaum
EXSS 320 3 Nutrition for Performance and Health Rodd
EXSS 488 1-2 Internship Rodd
EXSS 488 TBD Internship Wilson
FIN 361 3 Fundamentals of Finance Brockman C
FIN 478 3 Risk Management Khan
GEOL 130 3 Environmental Geology Swenty
GT 225 3 Lifespan Development Hennon
HSA 405/505 3 Health Care Systems Stroube
HSA 498/529 1 Health Service Field Experience Stroube
LAW 201 3 Legal Environment of Business Fenton
LSCM 350 3 Humanitarian Logistics Obaze
MATH 105 3 College Algebra Dwyer-Salminen
MATH 134 3 Surveys of Calculus Dwyer-Salminen
MATH 221 4 Calculus 1 Dwyer-Salminen
MATH 222 4 Calculus 2 Dwyer-Salminen
MATH 323 4 Calculus 3 Dwyer-Salminen
MATH 324 3 Differential Equations Dwyer-Salminen
MATH 365 3 Probability Gruenwald
MGT 497 3 Global Strategic Management Fenton H
MGT 377 3 Organizational Behavior Fenton H
MGT 331 3 International Business Strategy Fox
MUS 156 3 Music in America Strandberg
NEUR 125 3 Introduction to Behavioral Neuroscience Campese
NUTR 304 3 Nutrition Concepts and Controversies Rea
PH 190 3 Introduction to Public Health Patel-Dovlatabadi
PH 195 3 Global Health Issues Patel-Dovlatabadi
PH 488 1-3 Internship Patel-Dovlatabadi
PH 598 1-3 Public Health Practicum Patel-Dovlatabadi
PHYS 121 4 Algebra Physics 1 (includes lab(121L)) Stamm
PSCI 100 3 World Politics Kim
PSYC 121 3 Introduction to Psychology Campese
PSYC 245 4 Statistics for Psychologists Campese
PSYC 225 3 Lifespan Development Hennon
PSYC 226 3 Child and Adolescent Psychology Hennon
PSYC 229 3 Social Psychology Stevenson
PSYC 320 3 Psychology and the Law Stevenson
PSYC 431 3 Stereotyping, Racism, and Prejudice Stevenson
QM 227 3 Introduction to Statistics Khormali
REL 212 3 Living World Religions Gupta
SOC 105 3 Introduction to Sociology Plikuhn
SOC 230 3 Social Problems in the Modern World Plikuhn
SOC 350 3 Popular Culture Plikuhn
SPAN 211 3 Intermediate Spanish 1 Rodriguez Quevedo
STAT 166 1 Introduction to R for Data Science Weber


* 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.

* 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.



* Ebeling speaks on "The Archaeology of Israel: Where are We Today?" Panel for SUNY Purchase

Associate Professor of Archaeology Jennie Ebeling was one of four American archaeologists on a virtual panel about the archaeology of Israel for Purchase College SUNY on October 13. Ebeling and colleagues from George Washington University, Mississippi State University, and the University of Tennessee Knoxville spoke on the impact of the pandemic on archaeology in Israel, new technologies in archaeology, and recent discoveries in Israeli archaeology.

* Religion Professor Gupta's Book Published in Oxford Theology and Religion Series

Professor Gopal Gupta’s book, Maya in the Bhagavata Purana: Human Suffering and Divine Play, has been published in the prestigious Oxford Theology and Religion Series of Oxford University Press. Maya is one of the most fascinating and enigmatic concepts in Indian philosophy, encompassing mystery, illusion, love and indeed, the world itself. In a groundbreaking study, Gupta illuminates maya’s central role in South Asian philosophy, history and culture.

Professor Gupta's book and portrait.


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