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Tuesday, November 10, 2020

COVID-19 Corner

* Been positive for COVID-19? You can still get it again! Stay safe, Aces.

Per the CDC, It is still unknown how long the antibodies protect someone from reinfection. Therefore, prevention practices must be practiced even if someone has recovered.


Upcoming Events

* Intramural Double's Pickleball and Cornhole Tournament

The intramural department is hosting a double's pickleball tournament and a cornhole tournament! Double's Pickleball will take place Tuesday, November 17th and Cornhole will be Thursday November 19th both beginning at 7:00pm. The tournament will take place in the fitness center, all participants must wear a mask and maintain distance before, during, and prior to the event. If interested, visit to sign up your team, or contact the Assistant Director of Intramural Sports, Drew at

* FREE WITH UE STUDENT ID!! Evansville Philharmonic Mad Hot Ballroom Demonstration. Sunday, November 15th, 1:15pm.


FREE WITH UE STUDENT ID: Evansville Philharmonic Mad Hot Ballroom Demonstration. Sunday, November 15th, 1:15pm. UE Ballroom Club President Joseph Shoup (Vocal Performance Education) and Vice President August Martinez (Communications & Exercise Science) will demonstrate a Bronze Level American Smooth Tango prior to the EPO’s show this Sunday. Students dance at 1:15pm, main show at 2:00pm FREE W/ UE ID!

To reserve your ticket, call 812-425-5050 ext. 300, and ask for Jeanne in the Box Office. You can reserve a single seat, or if you want to attend with your student family unit, let her know that when you call. Give the name of any of your UE professors to reserve. You will need your ID to pick up at Will Call (Main Street entrance at the Victory Theatre). All seats are distanced and masks are required. Very limited audience, with temperature checks to get in. Questions? Text 812-449-1044. Come support your fellow students and enjoy the amazing Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra!

* Wind Ensemble and Symphony Orchestra perform this week

The University of Evansville Wind Ensemble and Symphony Orchestra will present a virtual concert to our community on Tuesday evening. During the pandemic, our students were able to record music, under safety precautions, in various small ensembles. We invite you to watch and hear us at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, November 10 on our YouTube Channel.

Once it goes live on Tuesday, this video will remain viewable for the remainder of the week.

* Veterans Day Program

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University of Evansville campus community, alumni, and friends, join us as we learn about the educational experiences of veterans.

Virtual Panel Discussion
UE Student Veterans

Wednesday, November 11, 2020
4:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Register in advance for this webinar:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Sponsored and organized by:
Student Veterans Organization

* IM Badminton Tournament

The intramural department is hosting a double's badminton tournament, Thursday November 12th at 7:00pm. The tournament will take place in the fitness center, all participants must wear a mask and maintain distance before, during, and prior to the event. If interested, visit to sign up your team, or contact the Assistant Director of Intramural Sports, Drew at


Info You Should Know

* This Week in Newman Club

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

Newman Night:

Wednesday (11/11), 7pm, Zoom
We will be having a FOCUS Missionary speaker for the first half of the night. For the second half, we will be making thank-you cards for healthcare residents. Email to follow with more information.
**Last Newman Night will be November 18th**


Saturday (11/14), 7pm, Catholic Center (4200 N Kentucky Ave)
We will be joining USI for a Mulan screening.

Small Groups:

Tuesdays at 7pm at the Newman House*
Thursdays at 7:30pm at the Newman House*

Catholic Mass:

Sundays, 1pm, Neu Chapel

Rosary Group:

Sundays, 2pm, Newman House*

*Newman House: 1901 Lincoln Ave

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

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* Changes to UE International Insurance Program

On November 3, 2020, UE insurance partner announced a few changes to the UE international insurance program including the following:

  • Europ Assistance, UE’s international travel assistance partner has changed its name to Generali Global Assistance (Generali). However, services remain the same.
  • The new GardaWorld program now provides expanded information offerings (country briefings, alerts, medical network, and additional security information) and a mobile phone app that can be downloaded for real-timed information and alerts.

For more information, please visit the Risk Management and Travel websites located on UE MyPortal.

* Extra Credit Opportunity

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 13 by the end of the day.

Contact Brittani Bullock, and Lora Becker to participate.

* UE Theatre Salon Series Welcomed Isaac Katzanek and Julie Ann Arbiter

This week’s installment of the UET Salon Series PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT, was held on Wednesday, Oct. 28, with Isaac Katzanek ’11 and Julie Ann Arbiter ’11. These two alums shared their experiences on working in production management in the professional world then and now.

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A native of Las Vegas, Isaac graduated from UET with a BFA in Design and Technology, and moved to New York City where he began freelancing in lighting, sound, and technical direction positions. He transitioned to production management through positions at the Roundabout Theatre Company and the Williamstown Theatre Festival. These experiences led to his being named the Production Manager at Aurora Productions, the leader in production management for Broadway, Off-Broadway, and national tours. After serving as the Production Manager for the inaugural team at New York’s The Shed, Isaac moved to the West Coast to accept the position of Production Manager at the Geffen Playhouse, in Los Angeles.

After graduating from UET with a BS in Stage Management, Julie Ann worked as a freelance stage manager and event planner in her hometown of Houston. Two years later, she moved to New York City where her freelance work helped her transition from stage management to production management. For five years, Julie Ann gained a wide breadth of experience working in production management for the Public Theatre on HAMILTON, Shakespeare in the Park, at Joe’s Pub, and with the Mobile Shakespeare Unit. In January of 2019, Julie Ann moved back to her hometown to accept the position of Associate Production Manager at the Alley Theatre.

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

* Last day to drop with a "W"

Reminder Friday, November 13, 2020 at 5:00 pm is the last day to drop a class with a “W”. You cannot drop online. You can either email or visit the Office of Academic Services in Olmstead Hall, Room 116.

* Meal Plan Changes

Students can adjust meal plans for the Spring semester until Wednesday, January 27, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. Adjust your meal plan online. Changes will be reflected the next business day. Student can use this link to enter their meal plan change request -

* November 2020 Risk Management Tip: Slips, Trips & Falls

As winter approaches slips, trips, and falls are a major cause of injury that occurs to both visitors and employees. They can occur in any business, but are of particular concern to businesses with considerable public and employee foot traffic such as those in retail, higher education, medical, and service industries.

What can you do to make a positive impact?

  1. Be aware of your immediate surroundings
  2. Wear comfortable, properly fitting non-slip shoes
  3. Be aware of the type of surface you are walking on and its condition
  4. Adjust to environmental and walking surface conditions
  5. Pay attention to “Wet Floor” warning signs to warn of known hazards
  6. Practice Good Housekeeping
  7. Keep walkways and hallways free of debris, clutter and obstacles
  8. Only carry items that allow you to see clearly where you are going
  9. Use handrails when going up or down stairs and not skip steps
  10. Eliminate or minimize distractions while walking, such as looking at your cell phone

Report unsafe conditions to Office of Public Safety at 812-488-2051.

Be Safe With Each Step!

* Research Survey

Hello, Aces. We are conducting a survey regarding student mental health and COVID-19. Students in Psychology classes may be eligible for extra credit. Access the survey through this link:

* 2020 Employee Holiday Schedule

The University of Evansville will be closed during the holidays to allow our employees to enjoy this special time with their families, and this year, we extended the traditional winter holiday break by one week from the traditional . The following November – December – January holiday schedule will be observed:


  • Wednesday, November 25: Open (classes are scheduled, with offices open until 3 p.m.)
  • Thursday, November 26: Closed
  • Friday, November 27: Closed

Winter Holiday Break

  • Closed Wednesday, December 16 through Friday, January 1
  • Offices reopen Monday, January 4, 2020
* 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.

* Volunteering to Make Decorations for International Bazaar


International Bazaar is looking for students to make decorations in the Moore Hall Basement from now until November 20th. Sign-up with a friend, make new ones, or take time to relax after a long school day, all while unleashing your inner artist! No previous skill required!

If you have any questions contact

* 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.



* Archaeology Alumnus Andrew Reinhard to Present on Archaeogaming on Wednesday

This lecture is part of a series of alumni talks in celebration of the 30th Anniversary of the Department of Archaeology and Art History at the University of Evansville. To kick off our program, UE alumnus Dr. Andrew Reinhard ('94), Director of Publications at the American Numismatic Society in New York, will speak about the archaeology of video games on Wednesday November 11 at 7:00 pm. Dr. Reinhard will discuss ideas of rapid consumerism and accelerated nostalgia while exploring video games as examples of digital built heritage and the second homes of billions of 21st-century humans. To register, visit

* Katie Darby Mullins first poetry book, "Neuro, Typical" debuts November 17th

Katie Darby Mullins’ first book of poetry, “Neuro, Typical: Chemical Reactions & Trauma Bonds” (Summer Camp Press) will be released November 17th. The publisher notes: “So often, it’s easy to look at a moment of swift, tragic growth and see it as the defining line: life was before and after that event. But what if the events just keep coming?

Neuro, Typical is a story in poems of Mullins’s recovery from a brain-stem stroke told in disorganized clips and stories: the focus shifts from the physical to the mental and spiritual, from fixed “timeline” events like a housefire to trying to define a relationship there doesn’t seem to be a word for.” Noted poet Kaveh Akbar says it should be read “because when Horace pronounced, over 2000 years ago, “dulce et util!”, that poems must delight and instruct, he was talking about poems like the ones in this gorgeous little volume.”



* UE Men's Basketball/City of Evansville Press Conference

A press conference will take place on Tuesday, November 10 starting promptly at 11 am inside the main lobby of the Ford Center. Evansville Mayor Lloyd Winnecke, Dr. Ken Spear, UE President Christopher M. Pietruszkiewicz, UE Director of Athletics Mark Spencer, Coach Todd Lickliter along with other health officials will be on hand to discuss plans for the upcoming Purple Aces men's basketball season.


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