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Thursday, October 29, 2020

Upcoming Events

* CHANGELAB Presentation Management and Tips Webinar


CHANGELAB Presentation Management and Tips Webinar!
Emily Schuster, Founder Jigsaw Digital Strategies
Joe Ellsworth, Adjunct Professor Embrace Student Marketing Agency Changelab, Retired principal/president, Fire & Rain Marketing and Communications
October 29th
7:00p.m. to 8:30p.m.
email to register

* UEvents Online Series-Lecture Event – The Neuroscience of Stress and Resilience During a COVID-19 Holiday Season by Lora Becker, PhD

Wednesday, November 4, 2020
6:00 p.m. CST

lora becker.

We look forward to the winter holidays when we gather with friends and family to reflect on the year and share the joy of the season.

This is also a time that can be very stressful! All of the planning, negotiations, family disagreements, and loss of loved ones can make this season of joy quickly turn into a season of anxiety and stress.

This year is bringing a new challenge to the holiday season, COVID-19. In this lecture, Lora Becker, PhD, will explain our human stress response and provide suggestions, backed by neuroscience findings, on how to bolster resilience so that we can enjoy our traditions, if not in the most traditional way.

Register at

* SAI Sells Candy Grams


As the fall fundraiser for our chapter, Sigma Alpha Iota will be selling candy grams in advance of Halloween from Wednesday the 28th through Friday the 30th from 11 to 1 pm. From a table in Ridgway, we will be selling individually wrapped bags of candy and will offer the opportunity for buyers to write a note (that they will deliver themselves) to a person of their choice. Come stop by our table share some candy and some love this spooky season!!

* This Week in Newman Club

Newman Night
We will be making rosaries this Wednesday (10/28) at 7pm in Eykamp.

We will be playing the "Fatima" movie this Friday (10/30) at 7pm at the Catholic Center.

Snacks and beverages will be provided!

Catholic Mass
We are back with Catholic Mass in Neu Chapel at 1pm on Sunday (11/1)!

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.

* Art Department Professors and Student Exhibit Artwork

Professor Kyle Darnell, Professor Nancy Lockyear, and Student, Stella Rodenberg exhibit artwork at the Arts Council of Southwestern Indiana exhibit, Spooky Show. The exhibition is a virtual exhibition and can be seen at Please enjoy the Halloween Inspired Exhibition.

* 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.


Changemaker Corner

* ChangeLab Spotlighted in Evansville Business

Evansville Business Magazine spotlights UE's ChangeLab in an article written by UE and ChangeLab alumna Dallas Carter. You may share on social media. Please tag @evansvilleliving on Facebook.


Info You Should Know

* Fall Healthy Behavior Challenge- The Great Start-Up

Sign up for the fall healthy behavior challenge today! Email to register for this 8 week challenge. This new challenge is focused on starting your day on the right foot for a successful, healthy day to follow! Participants can earn $150.00 in HRA credits. Challenge will run 11/8/2020- 01/08/2021.

* SAA Purple Aces Pumpkin Palooza! - Win Prizes

Student Alumni Ambassadors invites you to participate in our Purple Aces Pumpkin Palooza!

How to Participate on Social Media:
1) Snap a pic of your pumpkin
2) Tag @UEAlumni
3) Use the hashtag #UESAAPumpkins

If you do not have or do not want to post on social media, you can email a picture of your pumpkin to!

Submit by midnight on Halloween to win cool prizes and get connected with campus! Prizes will be given to each category: UE Spirit, Most Creative, Spookiest, and Best All Around!

* Changelab Habitat

The neuromarketing lab is conducting a survey for the Habitat for Humanity organization. We are looking for responses to various taglines. The survey will be given through Qualtrics and will ask to record for your visual reaction. Your video will only be for the purpose of this research and will not be shown or distributed to anyone besides the neuromarketing research team. The survey is worth 3 extra credit points. The deadline to complete the survey will be November 5 by the end of the day.

Contact Brittani Bullock, and Lora Becker to participate.

* Survey exploring political orientation, education levels and attitudes towards COVID-19 precaution Stringency

We're conducting a short survey (10 mins max!) within the psychology department at the University of Evansville. The study will explore attitudes towards COVID-19 precautions. The study will be anonymous and voluntary. By participating in this study, you will be entered into a drawing to have a chance to win a $20 Amazon gift card. Please consider participating!

* Calling All ChangeLab Students - Past and Present


Presentation Management and Tips

Don’t miss our next free webinar containing valuable advice on how to plan your next presentation and polish its delivery. The session will be led by Mr. Joe Ellsworth, retired President, Fire & Rain Marketing and Communications, and Ms. Emily Schuster, Founder of Jigsaw Digital Strategies.

Thursday, October 29
7:00 – 8:30 pm
RSVP to by October 28 to receive the Zoom link.

* Make a Difference and Get Class Credit

Changelab logo.

Don’t wait until you graduate – make a difference now! Check out the list of ChangeLab courses available for the Spring semester. For more information, visit

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

Emergency funding through the HEERF Grant is still 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.

* 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.

* 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




* Biology Faculty Awarded NSF Grant

Dr. Joyce Stamm has been awarded a grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) as a co-principal investigator on a three-year, $300,000 project: “ A Multi-institutional Course-Based Undergraduate Research Experience in Genetics”. This project, which is led by Dr. Jacob Kagey at the University of Detroit Mercy, and has co-principal investigators from a total of four institutions, seeks to make research experiences more accessible to undergraduate students, and to examine how the number of different research experiences students have affects their academic and career success. The grant is part of NSF’s Improving Undergraduate STEM Education (IUSE) program, which seeks to enhance STEM education for undergraduate students by using different approaches and new knowledge about teaching and learning.

Dr. Stamm has been collaborating with Dr. Kagey on this project since 2017, by incorporating a semester-long research project, where students map genetic mutations that cause tumor formation in fruit flies, in her Biology 331 (Genetics) course. These mutations can offer clues to what goes wrong in similar diseases in humans. To date, two papers including fourteen UE student co-authors have been published describing the results of this work. More recently, Dr. Julie Merkle has also joined the project, which now includes faculty at a total of seven institutions. The NSF grant will allow the expansion of the project to a total of 20 institutions, with a goal of making research experiences more accessible for students historically underrepresented in biomedical research, including those at community colleges and institutions with large minority populations.


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