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Wednesday, December 2, 2020

Upcoming Events

* UE Department of Music presents the Jazz Ensemble and Quintet

This week, the UE Jazz Ensemble and UE Jazz Quintet is presenting a streaming performance. Visit to hear the UE student jazz musicians perform. The first half of the concert features ballad, standard swing, Latin, and funk styles. The second half of the concert features a NEW concept at UE... a jazz quintet which includes members of the big band. The quintet plays in all jazz styles and each member has an opportunity to solo. The UE Jazz ensembles are led by Dr. Timothy Zifer who is also a soloist in the quintet.


Info You Should Know

* The Ohio River and You: Why Should You Care?

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The Ohio River and You

Why you should care and what you can do.

What’s runoff?

When water flows, it picks up dirt, dust, and debris with it. On a roadway, those pollutants could include sediment, metal, rubber, oil, fertilizers, antifreeze, cigarette butts, pesticides, etc. The Ohio River, which supplies six states their daily water, is in dire need of assistance to help combat runoff and keep the water clear!

What can you do?

Try carpooling or using bikes as your mode of transport. Do not over-fertilize your yard or use an environmentally-friendly fertilizer. Make sure your car is not leaking any sort of fluid before you drive it. Try and limit your one-use items and find more sustainable options, but most importantly…


* 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

* 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:

Article by Student Cecilia Thon.

* Winter Intersession Courses

There is still time to register for Winter Intersession courses. The online courses run December 10, 2020 to January 15, 2021, and students may take up to two courses. For registration and payment deadlines and information, visit the Registrar area.

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


* 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.



* 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:



* Evansville Wraps Up Opening Stretch at UT Martin

In its final contest before opening up the home slate, the University of Evansville men’s basketball squad will travel to UT Martin on Wednesday for a 7 p.m. game. ESPN+ and the Purple Aces Radio Network will have the broadcast.

Setting the Scene

  • UE makes its first trip to UT Martin since 2006 in what is sure to be a somber scene
  • The Skyhawks open the season with heavy hearts following the passing of head coach Anthony Stewart in November
  • Evansville looks to continue the improvement it made between its first and second games in Louisville
  • After shooting 29.8% against the Cardinals, UE rebounded to finish at 35.7% versus Prairie View
  • A vast improvement was also made on the glass where the Aces more than doubled their output from 18 against Louisville to 40 versus PVAMU

Party Like It’s 1989

  • Evansville opens the 2020 campaign with three games away from home
  • On the November 25 opening day, the Purple Aces faced Louisville in the first game of the Wade Houston Tipoff Classic
  • UE continued the tournament two days later, facing Prairie View A&M before starting the month of December at UT Martin
  • The last time the program opened the season with three games away from home was in 1989-90 with three games in the Maui Classic

Last Time Out

  • In a back-and-forth contest, the Aces looked poised to pick up their first victory of the season, but a late run by Prairie View A&M lifted them to a 64-61 win on Friday
  • UE jumped out to a 16-6 lead, hitting its first six shots of the day before the Panthers fought back to take their first lead at 23-22
  • Prairie View wrestled away the lead in the second half, going up by as many as nine points before fending off a late rally for the win
  • Noah Frederking posted the second 20-point game of his UE career, leading all players with 20 points

Looking Back

  • The last meeting between the Aces and Skyhawks came in the 2015 CIT, which saw UE take the tournament championship
  • In the semifinal contest at the Ford Center, D.J. Balentine recorded 28 points while Adam Wing added 16 to guide the team to a 79-66 win and a berth in the championship game
  • Evansville took on Northern Arizona in the final game, earning a 71-65 win


  • For the second time in his Aces career, Noah Frederking reached the 20-point mark, posting a game-high 20 tallies versus Prairie View A&M
  • The top outing of his career came in November of 2018 when he registered 26 points on 9-of-14 shooting in a win over Kentucky Wesleyan
  • Frederking knocked down six shots, including three triples while draining all five free throw tries
  • Through two games, the senior is averaging a team-best 13.5 points
  • Over the final 16 games of the year, Frederking was looked upon to log some big minutes, playing 26.6 minutes per game over that span; he ranks second thus far in 2020 with 29.8 minutes per contest

Making the Adjustment

  • Freshman Trey Hall had a nice start to his college career at the Wade Houston Tipoff Classic in Louisville
  • Hall recorded 9 points in the opener against the Cardinals before adding an 8-point, 8-rebound effort versus Prairie View A&M
  • The forward has hit a 3-pointer in each game and ranks second on the team with five rebounds per game

Scouting the Opponent

  • UT Martin takes to the floor for the first time since the unexpected death of head coach Anthony Stewart on November 15
  • Montez Robinson takes over head coaching duties on an interim basis and leads a team that went 9-20 last season and 5-13 in the Ohio Valley Conference
  • Five players return from last year’s team including Preseason All-OVC guard Parker Stewart, who averaged 19.2 points per game a season ago
  • The son of Anthony Stewart, Parker led the OVC with 2.8 made 3-point field goals per game
  • Eman Sertovic averaged 4.8 PPG in 2019-20
  • Ajani Kennedy is set to take the floor after sitting out last season following his transfer from UC Riverside

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