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Tuesday, November 17, 2020

* Check out the new Crescent magazine!

Welcome the new and improved Crescent!

The Crescent is an online publication run entirely by students. This is an opportunity for students of all majors to not only earn academic credit, but to collaborate with a team while gaining hands-on experience as designers, photographers, writers, and editors. Crescent staff members come away with ample material for their portfolios and resumes, and several graduates have found jobs because of the strength of their work for The Crescent.

Visit them at https://www.crescent.evansville.edu!
 

* Share your holiday traditions and greetings!

The holiday season is quickly approaching, and our fall semester is quickly coming to a close! As you prepare to head home for the holidays, UE wants to know: what is your favorite holiday tradition?

The University would like to feature a video sharing the holiday traditions of students around the world and in America, and we need your help! If you'd like to be included in this project, please record a video sharing your favorite tradition. Our students and faculty come from diverse backgrounds, and the holiday season is a great time to learn about cultures and traditions!

Additionally, if you are an international student or come from a multicultural background, we would like to learn more about your holiday greetings. Please record a short video sharing your holiday greetings in your native language and UE will create a video showing holiday messages from around the world!

All videos can be uploaded to a designated OneDrive folder. You may also provide a link to the file on OneDrive, Dropbox, or Google Drive and email jb855@evansville.edu. Please upload all videos by Wednesday, November 18!

Some video guidelines to keep in mind when recording:

  • Film your video horizontally (wide screen)
  • Don't record your video extremely closeup (in case cropping is necessary)
  • Leave a 2 or 3-second gap before you start speaking so your voice isn't cut off in the videos
  • If you choose to record outside, make sure there is no wind noise or other sounds in the background

If you have any questions, please contact Julie Bryant, university relations coordinator, at jb855@evansville.edu.

* 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.

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. https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/your-health/reinfection.html

Upcoming Events

* International Bazaar

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The annual International Bazaar is coming up soon. It is going to be Saturday November 21st. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we will be limiting the number of people in the room. But do not worry. Bazaar will happen from 5pm to 8pm so there is plenty of time for you and your friends check out the biggest event of campus. Join us and learn more about the diversity on your campus!

Get your free timed tickets here!

* Beethoven 250 Series Continues with Live-Streamed Concert

Professors of Music Garnet Ungar and Anne Fiedler, and guest artist Yu-Han Kuan will perform live from Neu Chapel on Tuesday, November 17, at 7:30 p.m. Continuing the “Beethoven 250” series begun in the Spring semester 2020, the concert honors the 250th anniversary of Beethoven's birth. The program will include the Sonata in D Major, Op. 10, No. 3, Andante favori, and the famous "Waldstein" sonata. Please join us on YouTube at https://youtu.be/hlBFbbcqBQg.

* This Week in Newman Club

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

Newman Night:

Wednesday (11/18), 6pm, Zoom
FREE FOOD
For our last Newman Night, we are doing a virtual Friendsgiving! Just a fun way to close this semester in food and fellowship with each other. If you can attend, please fill out this event RSVP by Nov 16th at 11:59 pm. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeOENGv4csY_AlVHqPfocvNwoViZsvwakoowpTF0ev4qD9JKw/viewform?usp=sf_link **You will receive the Zoom link the day of in the morning**

Small Groups:

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

Catholic Mass:

Sundays, 1pm, Neu Chapel (last mass of the semester)

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 https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfF145Vhanwk7UFrJhzYBHAPOPhNnkfbKTmzraNuMh3jy41Yw/viewform.

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* You're Invited to the Honors Program Project Presentations

The Honors Program invites the campus community to attend the Honors Program Project Presentations on Tuesday, November 17 at 4:00pm. The honors project represents the culmination of the honors experience and provides an opportunity for students to explore an area about which they are passionate. The honors project may consist of a research project, thesis, or creative work.

The following Honors Program students have finished their projects this semester and will be presenting at this event, which will be held via Zoom. We hope you will join us to support these students and hear about the fantastic work which they have completed.

Taylor Thomas – “Medical Malpractice and Quality Assurance”
Bayleigh Kasper – “From Rome to Home: A Guide to Navigating Your Way Back from a Long Trip”
Victoria Martin & Jenna Sumpter – “Launching the Newman Newsletter”

Zoom Details:
https://zoom.us/j/92136156009?pwd=Sy8vL1J5b3JYYlZPTlFQSzg1c2xRZz09
Meeting ID: 921 3615 6009
Passcode: 956575

* Virtual Talk with an Award-winning Forensic Accounting Expert and Book Author

Rania Mousa, Associate Professor of Accounting and Mead Johnson Nutrition Endowed Chair in Business, would like to invite accounting and business students to attend an upcoming virtual talk with Tiffany Couch, a nationally-recognized expert source on the topic of fraud and financial crimes.

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Tiffany Couch is a Certified Public Accountant, a Certified in Financial Forensics, a Certified Fraud Examiner and is the founder and principal of a forensic accounting firm based in the Pacific Northwest. She has been described as an “energetic, engaging and thought-provoking speaker,” who has 20 years of experience in conducting financial investigations and testifying as an expert witness in state and federal jurisdictions. Her expertise has been used by The New York Times, Forbes, CNBC, The Wall Street Journal, National Public Radio, and Fraud Magazine. She is the former Chairwoman of the Association of the Certified Fraud Examiners' (ACFE) Board of Regents and the winner of the ACFE 2014 James R. Baker Speaker of the Year to honor an individual who has demonstrated the true spirit of leadership in communication, presentation and quality instruction. She is also the book author of “The Thief in Your Company: Protect Your Organization from the Financial and Emotional Impacts of Insider Fraud,” which has been highly rated on Amazon.

The virtual event will take place on Tuesday, November 17, from 4:00-6:00 pm CST. If you like to attend the event, please reach out to Dr. Rania Mousa (rm190) via email to receive a Zoom invite.

* 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 imleagues.com to sign up your team, or contact the Assistant Director of Intramural Sports, Drew at ah519@evansville.edu.

* Special Presentation: The Legacy of Racism for Children: Psychology, Law, & Public Policy

Join us on November 17th, 7pm-8pm, for a presentation and discussion with Dr. Margaret Stevenson, author of the recently published Oxford University Press book, “The Legacy of Racism for Children: Psychology, Law, and Public Policy.” In her book, Stevenson reviews the ways in which law and policy shape the lives of marginalized children and adolescents – racial and ethnic minorities – who historically and presently are at heightened risk for experiencing disadvantageous consequences of law and policy. Topics include the intersection of race and ethnicity with child dependency court, familial incarceration, the “school to prison pipeline,” police/youth interactions, and jurors’ perceptions of racial minority child and adolescent victims and defendants.

Hosted by the University of Evansville's Psi Chi chapter, Psychology Club, and the Department of Law, Politics, & Society

https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_oxd3nIsPR1uqjmb0HviHRg

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* Support Physical Therapy Club's Thanksgiving Food Drive

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UE’s PT Club is sponsoring a Thanksgiving Canned Food Drive to support our neighbors in need. The food items will be donated to the Food Pantry at St. Mary and John Catholic Church in downtown Evansville. Collection sites are the 1st floor of Graves Hall and the 3rd floor of Stone Center through November 19 by Noon. The items needed are canned green beans, corn, baked beans, instant potatoes, mac & cheese, oatmeal, pasta, rice, canned fruit, and creamy peanut butter.

The St. Mary Food Pantry opened its doors more than 20 years ago when the parish realized the great need to provide food for the hungry in downtown Evansville. They began by assisting a few families each month. Since then, the Food Pantry has grown tremendously, now assisting more than 250 households per month.

Info You Should Know

* Library Resources from a Distance

With less than 2 weeks left of the in-person semester, I wanted to remind everyone about how students and faculty access library resources from off-campus.

The key is a BARCODE!

Once set up, you can access articles/eBooks from off-campus in 2 ways:

Quest – sign in to see full text article links with UE email/password. FT links will take you to proxy server log in screen. Log in with last name & library barcode. Example screen on library homepage.

Off-campus access/Proxy server - Log in with last name & library barcode. Long list of every database UE subscribes to. Must go through the proxy server to access the Washington Post from home. Confused about the best resource? Check out the Databases by Subject page.

To get a barcode, come to the library! We are open many, many hours.

* FREE Baking Pumpkins

The Student Activities Board (SAB) has a surplus of baking pumpkins that they are giving away for FREE! If you enjoy canning or baking with fresh pumpkin to make all the holiday treats, please stop by the Center for Student Engagement during normal business hours to get your free baking pumpkins!

Available while supplies last - no amount limit.

* 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.

* 2020-21 Student Consumer Information

The U.S. Department of Education requires universities to disclose consumer information to prospective and enrolled students, parents, and employees. This information is available on the University of Evansville website at https://www.evansville.edu/student-financial-services/student-consumer-information.cfm.

Questions may be directed to the Office of Student Financial Services at 800-424-8634, 812-488-2364, or studentfinancialservices@evansville.edu.

A paper copy of this information is available upon request. Information included on the Consumer Information page:

  • Academic Programs
  • Accrediting and Licensing Agencies
  • Alcohol and Drug Policy/Prevention Programs
  • Athletics Program Participation Rates and Financial Support Data
  • Code of Conduct
  • Copyright Infringement Policy and Peer to Peer File Sharing Information
  • Cost of Attendance
  • Diversity – Student Body Diversity by Gender, Ethnicity, and Pell Grant Status
  • Emergency Response and Evacuation Information
  • Employment and Graduate School Information for Recent UE Graduates
  • Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)
  • Federal Student Financial Aid Penalties for Drug Law Violations
  • Financial Aid Credit Balance Refund Policy
  • Financial Aid Information
  • General Information
  • Graduation Rates by gender, race and ethnicity, and selected financial aid groups
  • Graduation Rates for General Student Body
  • Graduation Rates for Student-Athletes
  • Grievance and Complaint Procedures
  • Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)
  • Missing Person Protocol
  • Net Price Calculator
  • Program Closure Policy
  • Refund Policy and Return of Title IV Funds
  • Retention and Graduation Rates of Degree-Seeking, First-Time, Undergraduate Students
  • Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy
  • Security and Fire Safety Report
  • Services and Facilities for Students with Disabilities
  • Student Loan Forgiveness, Cancellation, and Discharge
  • Study Abroad
  • Teacher Preparation Accountability
  • Textbook Information
  • Transfer Policies on Credits that Transfer to UE
  • Transfer Articulation Agreement Partner Colleges
  • Vaccination Policies
  • Verification Policy
  • Veteran Information
  • Voter Registration Information
* UE Theatre New Works Festival Presented two Zoom Productions

UE Theatre presented two productions, via Zoom, last weekend, 1918: THE DISTANCE BETWEEN US, by Diana Burbano and directed by Dámaso Rodriguez, on Friday, Nov. 6, and FOR STEVE WOZNIAK, ON HIS 67th BIRTHDAY, written by Jiehae Park and directed by Nicole Watson, on Saturday, Nov. 7.

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To supplement the education of theatre students this semester, the UE Theatre New Works Festival has been established as a project to allow for first-year, sophomore, and junior students to collaborate, via Zoom, with ten guest playwrights and directors on new plays throughout the course of the fall semester. Several of the productions will be recorded an made available for public viewing at a later date.

* 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 - https://uesurvey.evansville.edu/MealPlanChange#

* 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!

* 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:

Thanksgiving

  • 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
* 2021-2022 FAFSA is Open

File the 2021-22 FAFSA by April 15 at www.fafsa.gov.

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.

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