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Monday, January 4, 2021

COVID-19 Corner

* COVID-19 Testing Required for All Students

Given the current positive cases of COVID-19 in our local community, state, and across the country, the University has made revisions to testing requirements for the Spring 2021 semester. All full-time and part-time students must complete one of the following before returning to UE or the Stone Center for Health Sciences:

  • Submit a negative COVID-19 test
  • Submit documentation that you have had COVID-19 in the last 90 days
  • Submit documentation that you have received two doses of the COVID-19 vaccine

Negative test results must be:
     • Administered no sooner than seven days prior to arrival.
     • Uploaded no later than two days prior to the requested time. 

Part-time students
Part-time students who are taking classes on the University of Evansville or the Stone Center for Health Sciences campus, or who have a need to be on campus prior to February 1, must submit a negative COVID test prior to beginning classes for the spring semester. 

Students enrolled in All On-Line Courses
Students who are enrolled in ALL ON-LINE COURSES and have no obligation to be on the University of Evansville campus, or the Stone Center for Health Sciences campus, before February 1st are not required to submit a negative COVID test prior to beginning classes for the spring semester.

COVID-19 Clearance:  Notifying Your Professors
After submitting your test result or a certificate of a second shot of the COVID-19 vaccine, you will receive an email from UE confirming your clearance and ability to participate in classes. This email must be forwarded to your professors prior to the start of classes.

Students attending class remotely must also update results no later than two days before the start of class. This requirement is for all students enrolled in online, hybrid, and face-to-face classes.

Submitting Test Results and Vaccine Documentation
The COVID-19 test must be an antigen or PCR test from an approved medical facility with documented results. Students will need to upload their documentation through the designated portal. Once results are uploaded and cleared by the University, students will receive an email confirmation that they are cleared to return to campus. The clearance email will be required upon arrival for move-in, as well as attending classes.

Students may be exempt from the required testing if they receive the COVID-19 vaccine. A validated certificate of a second shot of the vaccination must be submitted prior to your return. If you have only received one shot, a validated negative test must be supplied.

Upload your test: Be Safe - Test Upload 

Students in University Housing
Similar to the fall semester, students living in university housing as well as Approved University Housing (fraternity houses), must schedule an appointment for moving into their assigned space.
Residence Hall Move-In Appointments
Village and Fraternity Move-In Appointments
Move-in appointments will not be approved without providing documentation of a negative COVID-19 test result as described above. 

Students living Off-Campus
For students who do not live on campus, a negative test result must be submitted two days prior to the beginning of classes (January 17) but no sooner than seven days prior to the beginning of classes (January 12).
Additional information can be found on the Spring Testing link on the coronavirus webpage at www.evansville.edu/coronavirus.

Info You Should Know

* TIAA Counseling Session Opportunities for Spring 2021

The TIAA-CREF representative will be available for counseling sessions via Zoom on the following dates:

  • January 6
  • January 7
  • February 3
  • March 24
  • March 25

Register to attend one of these TIAA-CREF sessions.

* Charlas: Informal Conversation in Spanish

Wanting to practice Spanish throughout the winter break? This opportunity is for anyone at the intermediate or advanced Spanish language level. For more information, contact associate professor of Spanish Diana Rodríguez Quevedo at dr130@evansville.edu.

* Cleaning Supply Reminder: Keep Spray Bottles and ½ Gallon Bottles with Pumps

The pandemic has created many shortages of various products and cleaning supplies are no exception. Spray bottles and pumps are among those items currently in short supply. Please KEEP SPRAY BOTTLES and 1/2 GALLON BOTTLE PUMPS for refills! By keeping these, supplies of disinfectant and hand sanitizer can be replenished promptly.

For replenishment of cleaning supplies (disinfectant, hand sanitizer, paper towel, etc.), please complete the request form at https://uesurvey.evansville.edu/cleaningsupplies

Thank you for your continue help in keeping campus safe!

* College Mentors for Kids Leaders Needed

College Mentors for Kids needs student leaders interested in organizing and managing our mentoring program in 2021. We've been a student group on UE's campus for a long time, and we don't want COVID to stop our mentoring of youth in the local community. If you are interested in serving as an officer, volunteer, or mentor please contact Carly at ccox@CollegeMentors.org.

Athletics

* Givance has Career Game as UE Wins Third in a Row

Just a day after University of Evansville senior Evan Kuhlman had his best performance in a Purple Aces uniform, junior Shamar Givance did the same as the UE men’s basketball team earned a weekend sweep over UNI with a 70-64 win on Sunday at the Ford Center.

Givance scored 22 points in an extremely efficient game that saw him go 6-of-9 from the field, 3-for-4 from long range and 7-of-8 from the line. It surpassed his previous mark of 20 points, which came against Southeast Missouri State on December 15, 2020. As a team, the Aces earned their third Missouri Valley Conference win in a row. The last 3-game win streak in league play came during the 2017-18 season when UE earned a road win at Valparaiso before defeating Drake and UNI at home.

A day after recording his career-high, Kuhlman scored 14 on a 5-of-9 day from the field. Included in that total was a 4-for-6 effort from outside. Jawaun Newton scored 11 points while adding a career-high of five assists. Newton along with Samari Curtis led the way with six rebounds.

“The thing that is most gratifying is that I feel like we have responded to different challenges. Today, we had a lead and they cut into it and we were able to sustain enough to stay ahead,” Aces head coach Todd Lickliter said. “For us to build a lead, maintain our poise and finish is very rewarding.”

After hitting its first field goal of the game to take a 2-0 lead, UNI hit one of its next 12 attempts as the Aces jumped out to a 13-5 lead just over eight minutes into the game. A pair of Shamar Givance free throws gave UE its first lead at 4-2 before triples from Givance, Samari Curtis and Noah Frederking extended the advantage to 13-5. Evansville hit three of its first seven from outside.

Austin Phyfe ended the drought for the Panthers and started what would be an 8-0 lead that would tie the game up at the 9-minute mark. With 6:54 remaining in the period, a trey from Bowen Born put UNI back in front by a 20-18 margin. That is when Evansville responded with another nice run, reeling off 14 in a row to take its largest lead of the day at 32-20.

Givance drilled his second long ball of the day to begin the run before Jawaun Newton grabbed a steal on the defensive end and took the runout the distance of the floor to score. Following another basket by Givance, Jax Levitch got in on the scoring, hitting his first outside shot of the day to make it a 10-0 run. UE completed the run with field goals from Curtis and Iyen Enaruna. The defense held the Panthers to 0-for-4 shooting while forcing three turnovers in a scoreless stretch of 5:12.

UNI ended the stretch with a Trae Berhow triple, but the defense helped the Aces head to halftime with a 35-25 lead. Givance led all players with 11 first-half points.

Evansville added to its lead in the opening moments of the second half. It was Shamar Givance taking advantage of a UNI technical foul. After hitting both free throws from the foul, Givance connected on his third 3-pointer to extend the lead to 16 points – 45-29 – with 13:35 remaining in the contest.

As the minutes wound down, the Panthers clawed their way back. The lead was cut back to single digits (50-41) with 8:46 remaining and got within a possession inside of four minutes remaining when a 9-0 stretch made it a 58-55 game in favor of Evansville.

That is when Kuhlman came up big for the Aces. The senior hit back-to-back triples, both on the feed from Newton, to counter consecutive triples from Trae Berhow of UNI. Those triples proved to be some of the biggest shots of the day as the Panthers would not get within a possession again with Evansville finishing with the 70-64 victory.

Phyfe was the leader for the Panthers with 19 points and 10 rebounds while Berhow posted 11. Evansville finished the day shooting 46.2% with UNI just behind at 43.9%. UNI had a 35-29 edge on the glass.

Up next for Evansville is a home series against Illinois State. The Aces and Redbirds meet up next Saturday and Sunday (January 9-10) inside the Ford Center. Both games will begin at 1 p.m.

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