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Wednesday, November 25, 2020

* Neu Chapel Closed Until Further Notice

Due to a malfunction with the fire safety system, Neu Chapel will be closed until further notice. Access to the building will be limited to Public Safety and Facilities Management personnel only. Any student needing ACES Haven resources should call the Office of Public Safety at 488-2051 for assistance.

* Introducing Purple Aces Fan Cutouts

While fan attendance may be limited for the 2020-21 University of Evansville men’s basketball season, supporters can still have a presence inside the arena and help to #FillTheFord with their very own Purple Aces Fan Cutouts.

Multiple packages are on sale, including premium sideline seating visible on TV throughout UE home games. Following the completion of the season, fans can claim their cutouts via free local pickup at the Carson Center or have it shipped to their home for an additional fee. You also have the option for head coach Todd Lickliter to autograph your cutout for just $15.

To order your cutout, go to https://shop.fancutouts.com/products/university-of-evansville?_pos=2&_sid=0f2d137cd&_ss=r.

All proceeds from the cutouts go directly to UE athletics. Purchasing a cutout in your best Purple Aces gear is your chance to have an impact at the Ford Center by enhancing the atmosphere and visual presence while helping out the UE athletic department in the process.

Hard to shop for Aces fan in your life? Consider purchasing a fan cutout this holiday season! Been attending games for several years consecutively? Keep the streak alive! Die-hard fan from out of town? “Be” at the Ford Center each game for the first time!

One cutout will be selected each game as our “Mister B’s Fan of the Game” and announced UE social media channels.

Purchase your Purple Aces Fan Cutout by Friday, November 27 at noon to guarantee placement in the stands for the home opener on December 6 vs. IUPUI.

Fan Cutouts will remain on sale throughout the season and each cutout will be added to the Ford Center at the next available game.

* Free Voluntary COVID-19 Testing for Students

ATTENTION STUDENTS:

The University is providing free voluntary COVID-19 testing to students who are leaving campus to go home for Thanksgiving Break, Monday-Wednesday, November 23-25.

The Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) notified the University of Evansville late this week that they are making the Abbot BinaxNOW rapid-result COVID-19 testing kits available to higher education institutions in Indiana. These tests, which are much less invasive than standard deep nasal swabs, only swab the inside tip of the nostril. The results of the test will be available approximately 15 – 30 minutes after testing through the NAVICA mobile app.

The goal of this antigen rapid-result test is to provide students with important health information so they can plan accordingly when they arrive home for the holidays. Students who are remaining on campus for Thanksgiving and leaving in December will have an opportunity to be tested prior to their departure from Evansville.

Testing information:

Who can get a rapid-result test:

  • Students who are symptom free, have not tested positive in the last 90 days for COVID-19, and are leaving to return home for Thanksgiving Break.

Who should not get a rapid-result test:

  • Students experiencing symptoms should NOT participate in the rapid-result testing program. Symptomatic students should pursue a standard PCR COVID-19 test at a local medical facility.
  • Students who have tested positive in the last 90 days will not be allowed to receive this antigen rapid-result test, as they are expected to have antibodies that will result in a positive test.

Rapid-result Testing Location:

Eykamp Hall, Room 253, Ridgway University Center

  • Monday, November 23 from 9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, November 24 from 9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, November 25 from 9:00 a.m. – Noon

Register online at https://www.evansville.edu/coronavirus/rapid-result-test.cfm

Please follow these important testing steps:

  • Download the NAVICA mobile app.
  • Follow the prompts and create an account.
  • On the Test Center Page click the blue “Display NAVICA ID” Button.
    navica app screenshot
  • Arrive 5 minutes before your scheduled time, use the main stairwell, and check in at Room 253 in Eykamp Hall on the second floor of Ridgway University Center.
  • Bring a photo ID.
  • Bring your mobile device to scan your test so you can receive your results.

If you test positive, you will be asked to:

  1. Take a standard PRC COVID-19 test (nasal swab) at a local medical facility,
  2. Complete the UE self-reporting form, and
  3. Create a plan to self-isolate when returning home.

Even with a negative result, it continues to be very important that that we continue to follow safety protocols such as wearing masks and/or face coverings, maintaining social distancing, and washing hands frequently with warm water or using hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.

Just as it is important to protect your UE community, we want to help you protect your family members as you return home. Receiving an antigen rapid-result test is a quick and convenient way to check for COVID-19.

Our UE community has done an outstanding job of protecting our campus and our Evansville community. We thank you for your continued caring for each other and for doing your part as we navigate this global pandemic.

Stay Healthy Aces and have a Happy Thanksgiving,
Coronavirus Task Force

* Dr. Gordon Thanks Campus Community while the Rest of the Bio Dept Hangs Their Head in Shame

Before the fall semester began the Bio department met to strategize how we would approach this pandemic threatened semester. No one reasonably thought that we'd make it through the semester without having to close campus. Wagers were placed by all as we attempted to guess the date we'd be forced to close. Only the unreasonable Dr. Gordon bravely stated: "I think we'll make it work, we're going to muddle through." Incredulous colleagues laughed at his folly. They hang their heads in shame now. So thanks to the entire campus for validating Dr. Gordon's wager and doing the hard work to make this semester a success! And keep wearing those masks over break!

* 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.

Upcoming Events

* UE Choirs Perform Virtually this Week

The UE University Choir, UE Women's Chorus, and UE Choral Society will be featured in a streaming concert starting on Tuesday, November 24 at 7:30 p.m. and continuing through the week. Under the direction of Dennis Malfatti, Director of Choral Activities and Dana Taylor, Adjunct Instructor of Choral Music, the program features choral works both old and new, including modernized arrangements of some well-known classics. Facing the challenges of the Fall 2020 semester, our choir program has made big adjustments to the way we rehearse and perform including rehearsing and recording outdoors, socially-distanced, and masked. It has been an adventure and the singers of UE's choral program have risen to the occasion and have continued to make beautiful, inspiring music for all to enjoy.

Please join us on or after Tuesday evening by visiting the Concerts Calendar page at: https://www.evansville.edu/majors/music/calendar.cfm and click “Watch Performance.”

* Save the Date - MLK Day Events 2021

Events to Honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr 2021

54 Miles to Social Change

Starting January 1, 2021 and ending January 18, 2021 participants can walk, run, bike, swim 54 miles to commemorate the miles marched between Selma and Montgomery, Alabama in 1965. Participants will be able to purchase event shirts, make a donation, and solicit sponsors. All money raised will go toward funding UE’s Zerah Preistly Carter Scholarship and the Center for DEI.

Event registration information is forthcoming. #54MilestoSocialChange

* Christmas Worship Near Campus

If you'll be staying in Evansville over Winter Break and need a place to worship during Advent and Christmas, there are three churches less than a half-mile from campus, each of which is connected to our UE community.

METHODIST TEMPLE
Sunday (virtual only), 8:30AM and 11AM
Christmas Eve Communion, 4PM

REDEEMER LUTHERAN
Sunday (mask required), 8AM and 10:30AM
Wednesday, 12PM and 6PM
Christmas Eve (RSVP required), 7PM and 11PM

ST. BENEDICT'S
Sunday, 8AM and 10:30AM
Tuesday-Saturday, 9AM
Christmas Eve (RSVP required), 2PM, 4PM, 10PM, and 12AM

Info You Should Know

* How can you reduce your carbon footprint?

Carbon Dioxide (CO2) is one of the notorious greenhouse gases that give rise to climate change. The United States has one of the highest average carbon footprints per person, leading with 16 tons over the global average of nearly 4 tons.

Why is it important?
With the issue of climate change, conservation, and the countdown for the world to achieve zero emissions, people are starting to build more sustainable lifestyles. Understanding the concept of carbon footprints is a crucial step towards achieving that lifestyle.

Learn more about how you can reduce your carbon footprint in the attached Newsletter.
After you read the newsletter: Take this survey: http://ow.ly/tYdD50Cuxcf.

Article by Student Cecilia Thon.

* 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
* 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#

* 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.

Congratulations

* Robert Dion Helps Prepare Report on Lead Poisoning in Indiana

Robert Dion, of the Department of Law, Politics, and Society, recently participated in the preparation of a major report on the civil rights implications of lead poisoning in the state of Indiana. That report, entitled "Environmental Injustice: Lead Poisoning in Indiana," was formally presented at a meeting of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights in Washington, D.C.

The work is the result of a series of fact-finding hearings held across the state by members of the Indiana State Advisory Committee (SAC) to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights. Professor Dion, who was the longtime chairperson of the local civil rights agency, the Evansville-Vanderburgh County Human Relations Commission, received a federal appointment to the Indiana State Advisory Committee in 2014.

Those interested in reading the report and seeing its recommendations may read it here: https://www.usccr.gov/files/2020-11-12-Report-Lead-Poisoning-in-Indiana.pdf

* Paul Bone's Poems in Anthology of Southern Poetry

Creative Writing Professor Paul Bone recently published two poems—"Poem (for Brigit Pegeen Kelly)" and "Mississippian"—in Gracious: Poems from the 21st Century South (2020). The anthology features the work of prominent contemporary poets and attempts to define a new and more diverse poetry of the American South than previous anthologies were able to gather. The anthology is edited by John Poch and is available from Texas Tech University Press.

Athletics

* Wade Houston Tipoff Classic

The postgame press conference information for Evansville’s games in the Wade Houston Tipoff Classic is below. Head coach Todd Lickliter and selected players will join shortly after the game.

Topic: Postgame Press Conference - Wade Houston Tipoff Classic
When: Wednesday, November 25, 2020 at 4:45 PM - 5:15 PM.

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86088717656?pwd=ay9KSlR1WjRFVUsvcmJrNVJTem0ydz09

* Men's Basketball Set to Open Season on Wednesday

A total of 265 days will have gone by since the last time the University of Evansville men’s basketball team took to the floor, but the wait is finally over as the Purple Aces open the 2020-21 season on Wednesday afternoon against the University of Louisville in the opening game of the Wade Houston Tipoff Classic. The ACC Network will have full coverage of the contest, which gets underway at 3 p.m. CT. UE continues play in the tournament on Friday with a noon CT game against Prairie View A&M.

Season Openers

  • Wednesday will tip off the 102nd season of Aces basketball
  • In 101 previous season openers, the Aces are 67-34, including a 79-75 win over Ball State last season at the Ford Center
  • UE is in search of its first season-opening road win since a 63-51 win over Western Michigan in 1994
  • Since then, the Aces have opened the season on the road just four times, dropping each contest
  • The 2016 opener pitted the Aces against the Cardinals inside the KFC Yum! Center with the UL taking a 78-47 win

Connecting the Dots

  • There are several dots connecting the Purple Aces and Cardinals as they take to the floor for the 27th time
  • UE assistant coach Logan Baumann graduated from Louisville in 2015 but the most unique aspect of his tenure at UL came in the 2012-13 NCAA Championship season where he started the year as a student manager before walking onto the squad
  • Graduate student Jax Levitch is a native of Louisville, graduating from Trinity High School; his brother David played in 88 games for the Cardinals between 2013 and 2017
  • Aces head coach Todd Lickliter saw one of his top coaching moments come against the Cardinals - his Butler team defeated the 14th-ranked Louisville squad by a 79-71 final to punch their ticket to the 2003 Sweet 16
  • Louisville head coach Chris Mack began his collegiate career at Evansville, playing for the Aces in the 1988-89 and 1989-90 campaigns
  • Mack played in 63 games while making 44 starts for the Aces; he averaged 10.1 points per game as a sophomore, scoring his top tally of 22 points against Siena; he transferred to Xavier for his final two seasons

And there’s more...

  • The series between Louisville and Evansville goes way past the basketball court
  • As the story goes - after UE defeated the Cardinals by a 59-39 final on February 6, 1925, UL coach Fred Enke told UE coach John Harmon “You didn’t have four Aces up your sleeve, you had five!”
  • Harmon quoted that to the Evansville Courier and the nickname “Aces” immediately stuck, replacing the previous nickname “Pioneers”

Setting the Scene

  • This year’s version of the Aces features seven returners (two regular starters) and seven newcomers from the 2019-20 team
  • Evansville looks to end a 19-game losing streak, which is the longest in school history
  • The last win for the Aces came on Dec. 21, 2019 - a 78-76 overtime win against Murray State
  • Despite being roughly 90 minutes apart, the Aces and Cardinals will meet for just the second time since 1957; the only other meeting in between came in the 2016-17 season opener

Continuing the success

  • While late February and early March can be a time where the daily grinds of the season can take a toll, the exact opposite was the case for Evan Kuhlman
  • Through the first 19 games of last season, Kuhlman posted 2.9 points, 1.6 rebounds, 12.8 minutes and shot 18.8% from outside
  • From the January 22 game against Drake through the end of the season, Kuhlman was on fire averaging 9.0 points, 4.4 rebounds and 30.0 minutes while draining 38.9% of his long range attempts in the last 13 contests
  • He scored eight or more points in eight of the final 10 games of the season

Scouting the Opponent

  • Louisville is coming off of a strong 24-7 campaign last year which included a 15-5 mark in the ACC, tying them for second place
  • It marked the top conference win tally for the Cardinals in their six seasons in the ACC
  • The Cardinals return two of their top six and three of their top nine from a season ago
  • Leading the way for the returners are Malik Williams and David Johnson, who recorded 8.5 and 6.3 points per game, respectively
  • Among the newcomers added to the mix is graduate student Carlik Jones, who registered 20.0 points, 5.5 assists and 5.1 rebounds last season while leading Radford to a 21-11 mark and a Big South regular season crown

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