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Tuesday, December 1, 2020

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* GT 411 - Aging and Elders in Film - Now Asynchronous

Looking for that final class to round out your spring schedule? GT 411 - Aging and Elders in Film for Spring 2021 now will be asynchronous to allow more flexibility. This upper-level gerontology elective explores the ways that films reflect and create social constructs for later life, and examines the bias, stereotypes, and other limitations employed by film as a medium. This course is designed to be engaging, insightful, and interactive- and students will be invited to help select the intersectional aging films for viewing and analysis in the course! GT 411 is a great option for students who are working toward the Gerontology Certificate or will be working with elder populations in future career paths. Because it provides perspective on the stereotypes prevalent and often ignored in society regarding the aging process and older adults, it is suited to a wide range of potential majors.

If you have any questions, please contact the instructor for the course, Karen Austin at ka200@evansville.edu.

* 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!

Congratulations

* Former Professor Publishes Book Titled "The Bug Light Room"

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Former UE professor, Gregg McManus, publishes book titled "The Bug Light Room.” This sci-fi thriller is based in the context of Indiana politics and presidential election, taking place between Southwest Indiana and Washington, D.C. It is now listed on the Barnes & Noble and Amazon.

* Ebeling Co-Edits Book Honoring Jezreel Expedition Co-Director

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Associate Professor of Archaeology Jennie Ebeling is happy to announce the publication of a Festschrift (honorary volume) for Jezreel Expedition co-director Norma Franklin. Entitled The Woman in the Pith Helmet: A Tribute to Archaeologist Norma Franklin, the volume includes sixteen essays authored by Dr. Franklin's colleagues and friends in honor of her 70th birthday. Ebeling edited the volume with Jezreel Expedition staff member Philippe Guillaume (University of Bern, Switzerland) and contributed one of the essays.

* David Unger Publishes Open Access Paper on the Stress Analysis of a Slotted Plate

David J. Unger, professor of mechanical and civil engineering, publishes a paper titled, "Antiplane Point Load Solution for a Linear Slot with Rounded Ends," in the Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Materials. The paper may be accessed at the following website: https://www.degruyter.com/view/journals/jmbm/29/1/article-p124.xml

* 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.

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