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Wednesday, January 6, 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

* 2021 Indiana Sales Tax Exemption Certificate is Available

The UE Indiana State Sales Tax Exemption Certificate for 2021 is now available on the My UE portal under the Office of Administrative Services – Pcard, Travel or Purchasing sites under Sales Tax tab for your convenience.

* Order Textbooks Online Now

The campus bookstore highly suggests your place textbooks orders ahead of the start of classes, as there will be longer than average wait times for in-store shopping due to COVID-19 restrictions. Ordering is available 24/7 at evansville.bncollege.com. We're starting to fulfill orders as Financial Aid is now open.

* Special Bookstore Hours

From Tuesday, January 5th through Friday, January 8th, the campus bookstore will have special, shortened hours, 9am-3pm, and by closed on Saturday, January 9th. They will resume regular hours on Monday, January 11th.

* Join the March for #54MilestoSocialChange!

During the Civil Rights March of 1965, activists gathered in Selma, Alabama, to complete a 54-mile trek to the state capital in Montgomery. This year, in celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, UE will commemorate those 54 miles by encouraging you and others to continue the same mission. Join us by participating in a virtual march to raise awareness for social injustice in the United States.

Register today for the virtual march - free of charge. From January 1-18, you can log your miles spent walking, running, biking, or even swimming. 

On January 18, the day of the celebration, we will complete the 54th mile together (virtually) at 11:00 a.m.

While this race is free to participants, individuals can make donations toward positive social change. All proceeds, including T-shirt sales, will go directly towards UE’s Zerah Priestly Carter Scholarship and the Center for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. To make a donation, visit uealumnionline.com/MLKDay2021.

For full event details for the Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration, visit the CDEI webpage.

* 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.

Congratulations

* Physics Department's Dr. Harmon Publishes in High Impact Journal

Nick Harmon, assistant professor in physics, published "Image of Dynamic Local Exchange Interactions in the dc Magnetoresistance of Spin-Polarized Current through a Dopant" on Dec. 17 in the high impact journal Physical Review Letters. Harmon and coauthors from the University of Iowa theoretically studied how spin-polarized scanning tunneling microscopy could be used to measure exchange interactions between defects in semiconductors or insulators. The article is freely available at https://journals.aps.org/prl/abstract/10.1103/PhysRevLett.125.257203.

Athletics

* Samari Curtis Named MVC Newcomer of the Week

University of Evansville sophomore Samari Curtis was recognized as the Missouri Valley Conference Newcomer of the Week in an announcement by the league on Tuesday. 

Curtis continued to grow in his role with the Purple Aces and it has culminated in a team-high 14.8 points per game through the opening four Valley contests.  In 25.6 minutes per game, Curtis has shot 46.3% overall, 40.7% from 3-point range and 83.3% at the line.  He added 3.8 rebounds along with four assists, three steals and two blocks. 

Following a 7-point game in the MVC opener, Curtis erupted for a career-high 29 points in the finale at SIU as he led the Aces to an 84-72 win.  The victory ended a 19-game conference losing streak.  Curtis was 9-of-13 from the field, drained six out of eight from outside and was a perfect 5-5 at the line.  Over his career mark of 30 minutes played, Curtis added four rebounds.  With Evansville coming back home to face preseason league favorite UNI, Curtis continued his solid play, averaging 11.5 points and 5.0 rebounds. 

The Xenia, Ohio native opened the series with 14 points, 4 rebounds and 3 assists.  Sunday’s finale saw him chip in nine tallies and a career mark of six rebounds.

This weekend, Curtis and the entire Aces squad are back at the Ford Center for a 2-game series versus Illinois State.  The contests on Saturday and Sunday will tip at 1 p.m.

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