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Monday, October 19, 2020

* October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

The Office of Institutional Equity and Center for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion will be sending out different newsletters regarding information on domestic abuse each week during the month of October. This week, learn how to identify the signs of domestic violence.

You can find the newsletter here:

If you have any further questions, email Jaylen Brown at

* 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.


Upcoming Events

* Pre-Advising Workshops

workshop information in image format.

Pre-Advising Workshops!
Prepare for your faculty advising appointments

Advising Week | October 26 – 30
Meet with your faculty advisor this week. Make an appointment now.

Registration Week | November 2 – 6
Don’t miss your assigned registration window. Finalize your Fall registration.

Workshop dates & times:

Wednesday, October 21
2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
or 403-821-5162

Humanities and Social Sciences
Wednesday, October 21
3:00 – 4:00 p.m.
or 403-821-5162

Health Professions and Education
Wednesday, October 21
4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
or 403-821-5162

Science, Math, and Engineering
Thursday, October 22
3:00 – 4:00 p.m.
or 403-821-5162

Any major is welcome at all workshops!

* 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.

* Save the Date: Stephanie Land to Discuss New York Times Bestselling Memoir, Maid

The Honors Program invites the campus community to join us for our common read speaking event, a presentation by New York Times bestselling author Stephanie Land, on Tuesday, October 27 at 6:00pm. Ms. Land will join us virtually via Zoom to discuss her memoir, Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and A Mother’s Will to Survive. The book recounts Ms. Land’s struggles as a member of the “working poor”, struggling to provide for herself and her daughter while battling against poverty, homelessness and bureaucracy. Her inspiring true story is currently in development to become a Netflix series.

Maid was the Honors Program common read book choice for this year’s incoming honors freshmen as well as the freshmen from the Fellows Scholars Program.

We invite you to attend the presentation to hear firsthand about Ms. Land’s experiences and learn more about the challenges faced every day by overworked and underpaid American workers.

Zoom information for Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and A Mother’s Will to Survive

Meeting ID: 981 9558 0638
Passcode: honors


Info You Should Know

* Cleaning Supply Reminder

Need replenishment of cleaning supplies (disinfectant, hand sanitizer, paper towel, etc.)? Please complete a request form at

Remember to keep spray bottles and ½ gallon bottles pumps. By keeping these, supplies of disinfectant and hand sanitizer can be replenished promptly.

Thank you for your help in keeping campus safe!

* Washington Post Now Available

The Washington Post is now available through the library. On campus, go to to access, or access from the library database page.

Off-campus, login through Off Campus Access and choose Washington Post from the list of databases. Please direct comments or questions to Danielle at

* 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. 


* 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


* Alcohol Awareness Week

This week, October 18-24, is National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week

The facts:

• Did you know that a “standard drink” varies depending on the type of alcohol you’re drinking? 12oz beer = 5oz wine = 1.5oz liquor.

• Each one of these “standard drinks” will raise the blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of a 160lb person by approximately .02 percent. A lighter person’s BAC will rise even higher.

• Things that influence BAC include weight, gender, body mass, how much and how fast you drink, and the amount of food in the stomach.

• Binge drinking is common among 18-24 year olds and happens when men consume 5 or more drinks and women 4 or more drinks in 2 hours.

• Alcohol leaves your body at a rate of .015 percent per hour (less than one drink per hour) regardless of gender, body type, and size. The only thing that will sober you up is time.

Take a quick 10 question alcohol screening assessment.

If you are a student and think you may have a problem with alcohol, Counseling Services can be a resource for you and can assist you in getting the best help. Call 812-488-2663 for an appointment or come to the office on the 2nd floor of Ridgway inside the Student Life suite.

* Orenda: The Art of Terra Kilgore

Painting, Drawings and Ceramic Art by Evansville Artist, Terra Kilgore. UE Krannert Gallery. October 11-November 25. A public reception for the Artist: Thursday, October 22, 6:30pm. (Masks and safe-distancing will be observed.) Artist: Thursday, October 22, 6:30pm. (Masks and safe-distancing will be observed.)

Emerging Contemporary Artist sponsored by the Efroymson Family Fund with the UE Dept. of Art.


I currently reside in Evansville, Indiana but I grew up on my family’s farm in Western Kentucky. That area would provide inspiration that I still use in my work today. I have many passions, but I have always been most passionate about is art, and art education. I studied art education at Murray State University and during this time was able to explore several art mediums to better teach a wide variety of art styles and techniques. I was always a shy, quiet child and learned at an early age to use art for my own expression and communication. Still, as an adult, I use art to communicate what I can’t in words. I am currently a middle school visual arts teacher. I feel it is important for growing children to explore their own feelings, opinions, and be able to express through the language of visual arts.

Artist Statement

Time constantly passes over us leaving behind the remains of what once was. My art largely deals with the passing of time and the commonality of times effect on everything and everybody. I explore time not being a beginning or an ending, but a never-ending cycle. An example of this idea is evident in my painting Rerum Gestarum (Events of Circumstance). Rerum Gestarum is about striving for solidarity and meaning in life, all with the acknowledgement of life’s unpredictable frailness and eventual physical ending, but still existing in time even after we are gone. Growing up on a farm, I was exposed to acres of nature, machinery, and livestock I would spend my time walking down fencerows, exploring creeks, and examining the life cycles of a farm. I was fascinated by expansive spaces, gnarled tree roots, abandoned grain-bins, rusted tools and the expendable livestock. All these things combined started my fascination with cycles of both living organisms and objects.

My earliest artistic influences stem from surrealist artists such as Dali, Magritte, and the organic style of art nouveau. My emphasis in college was clay where I learned and experimented with clay and glaze techniques and recipes. After college I quickly abandoned traditional firing techniques in place of a more primitive alternative pit firing. Much like with my paintings, I use the idea of leaving a fingerprint in time; a fossil. I fire organic material to “paint” a carbon image directly onto the clay’s surface.

My current style is largely influenced by artist, Ben Mahmoud, and his large acrylic paintings, specifically “The Retrospective”. Recurring themes in my work are items that are decayed or are associated with decay, icons of time, and viewing windows to show a moment in that particular time and space. I use recycled materials such as paint, newspaper, house siding, bones, and other organic material in most of my pottery, paintings, and jewelry. I recycle materials to add to an idea of items having a previous life, and being repurposed. I also utilize shadow boxes, focal points, and linear perspective to help guide what my work is trying to communicate to the viewer. I am interested in art that subtly tells a story using lighting, focal points, and or composition. I hope to continue experimenting with different mediums, and using my work to communicate with an ever changing society.

kilgore's art.



* Heidi Strobel, Professor of Art History

Heidi Strobel, Professor of Art History, presented a paper virtually at the the Hidden Stories, Human Lives symposium sponsored by the Textile Society of America. It was entitled “Embroidery, gender, and self-portraiture in the late 18th-century: Authorship, Agency, and Artistry,” and is related to her manuscript on textile artist and entrepreneur Mary Linwood.

* Congratulations Design Thinking Specialist, Dr. Johnna Denning-Smith

The Center for Innovation & Change wants to congratulate Design Thinking Specialist Dr. Johnna Denning-Smith, for successful defense of her dissertation on October 16th. UE is so lucky to have her, and we congratulate her on this major milestone!

* Paul Bone Publishes Poems

Creative Writing Professor Paul Bone published two poems—"If" and "Pandemic Haiku" in the new issue of Story South.

* 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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