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Wednesday, October 21, 2020

* Flu Shots are Still Available at the UE Health Clinic

Flu shots are still available at the UE Health Clinic for all students and employees!

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.

Vaccines are available Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

* 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


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.

Join the following UE alumni professionals on zoom at this event: Kari Kauffman Dahling - Sorman & Frankel, Ltd., Dan Robinson - Farmer Scott Ozete Robinson & Schmitt, David Gorman - FBI, Mario Reid - EVPD and Luke Douglas - Vanderburgh County Health Department.

* This Week in Newman Club

Check out what Newman Catholic Club is up to this week! All are welcome!

Newman Night:
No Newman Night this week.

Bonfire this Friday the 23rd at 8pm at the Newman House (1901 Lincoln Ave). There will also be FREE FOOD!

Small Group:
Small group with Lesley and Michaela this Thursday at 7:30pm at the Newman House (1901 Lincoln Ave). They will be taking a break from Pope John Paul's Letters to Women and playing a Kahoot game. All are welcome!

Catholic Mass:
Bishop Siegel will be having mass at USI this Sunday the 25th at 4pm.

Want to be updated about Newman and become a member?! Follow us on instagram at ue_newman and become a member using the link

Newman Club member sign up QR code.

* Making a Real Polyjuice Potion

On Halloween night, underneath a full moon, I will be making the iconic Polyjuice Potion based on the recipe given on Pottermore.

This will be livestreamed through YouTube, so come witness the process!

Note: this is a 25+ hour process, you are by no means expected to watch the whole time. However, you are encouraged to leave the video on in the background and check in on the potion's progress.

View the Polyjuice Potion livestream.

* UE goes to the Louisville Mega Caverns

The Venturing Crew has organized an excursion into the Louisville Mega Caverns. There will be high ropes, underground zip-lining, and lots of friends and memories to make. Sign up on UEngage before November 4, 2020. If you have any queries, contact

ziplining in a cavern.

* 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!

* 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

* I-House France

This week in I-House we have Karl Mbouombouo from France. He is a data science and applied math double major. He is a soccer player here at UE and his favorite to do when he is not in the field is to play videogames. His favorite part of UE is the wonderful community. Come join us and learn more about France and Karl on Wednesday October 21st at 7pm in Eykamp 253.

* 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.

* 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.



* UE Theatre hosted Elizabeth Flauto's "Masks Through Time" Workshop

UE Theatre hosted another session of their 2020–21 Workshop Series on Sunday, October 18, featuring Elizabeth Flauto’s MASKS THROUGH TIME workshop. This workshop covered the basics of using what we know about masks in history, culture, the arts, and in practical use, to reframe this potentially distressing accessory. The students were challenged to create a mask that combined their practical needs with their own self-expression.

Elizabeth Flauto is a theatrical costume craftsperson based in Chicago, IL, specializing in hats and masks. A 20-year professional in costume design and technology, Elizabeth trained in theatre design and crafts under Susan Tsu and James Glavan at the University of Texas, Austin, following a BS in Theatre at the University of Evansville ’96. After four years in NYC as an assistant, craftsperson, and designer, she is happy to have established her home and studio in a historic bungalow in Jefferson Park, Chicago, right in the flight path of incoming planes to O’Hare. She is the lucky partner of fellow UET alum Kelly Kessler ’95 and tired mother of twins.

* 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.

* Paul Bone Publishes Poems

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

* 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.



* Spring Conference Slate Released for UE Volleyball

After a long year away from competitive action, a giant step forward in the process of returning to the floor took place for the University of Evansville volleyball team on Tuesday as the Missouri Valley Conference released the league schedule for the spring of 2021.

“We are very excited to have a schedule for the Spring semester. The girls have been working very hard since July - they were ready for a fall season,” Purple Aces head volleyball coach Fernando Morales said. “The extra time has given us a chance to introduce the freshmen to our playing system and to work on more specific things with the returners. We are ready for the challenge and are looking forward to being back in the gym.”

UE is coming off of its best season in over a decade. Evansville advanced to the MVC Championships for the first time since 2008 while achieving a winning record with a 16-14 mark in the fall of 2019.

The 2021 schedule format will look a little different than what fans have become accustomed to. In previous seasons, a team would play two teams in back-to-back days, usually on a Friday and Saturday. In a new format that has been put in place for the 2021 campaign, teams will play the same opponent in consecutive days with play taking place on Sunday and Monday.

Conference play officially commences on Sunday, February 7 and the 8th at home against UNI. It is the start of a very competitive start to the year as the Aces will play three of the top four conference teams from 2019 in the opening three weekends of play. The Panthers won the regular season conference crown in 2019 with a 17-1 record. Things do not get any easier in the next weekend of play as UE heads to Chicago on 2/14 and 2/15 to face Loyola. The Ramblers were 14-4 in MVC action last season, taking second place.

On 2/21 and 2/22, the Aces return to Meeks Family Fieldhouse for matches against Bradley. Another solid team from 2019, the Braves were 11-7 in the Valley and placed fourth. The next two series will be on the road with UE traveling to Missouri State (2/28 and 3/1) before a pair of matches at Drake (3/7 and 3/8).

Southern Illinois heads to town for matches on March 14 and 15 before UE heads to Normal, Ill. to face Illinois State on 3/21 and 3/22. One of the most exciting moments of the 2019 season saw Evansville defeat the Redbirds in five sets at Meeks Family Fieldhouse on Sept. 30, 2019. Valparaiso will mark the final home opponent, traveling to Evansville for matches on March 27 and 28. This final series will be played on Saturday and Sunday. The travel partner matches against Indiana State will be announced at a later date.

Illinois State will host the MVC Tournament from April 1-3, 2021. Eight teams will be playing in the tournament at Redbird Arena.

Non-conference matches will be announced soon. Teams may begin playing as soon as January 22. All opponents and dates are subject to change.

February 7 and 8, 2021 – vs. UNI
February 14 and 15, 2021 – at Loyola
February 21 and 22, 2021 – vs. Bradley
February 28 and March 1, 2021 – at Missouri State
March 7 and 8, 2021 – at Drake
March 14 and 15, 2021 – vs. Southern Illinois
March 21 and 22, 2021 – at Illinois State
March 27 and 28, 2021 – vs. Valparaiso
April 1-3, 2021 – at MVC Tournament (Normal, Ill.)


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