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Thursday, January 7, 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.

* Student Health Center Closed for Winter Session

The UE Student Health Center will be closed for winter session starting Thursday, December 10 - January 18. Normal business hours will resume on Tuesday, January 19 at 8am. Please call security at 812-488-2051 for your emergent needs or email healthcenter@evansville.edu for non-urgent matters.

Employee Medical Clinic hours are unchanged during winter session. Please call 888-492-8722 for all employee clinic assistance.

Congratulations

* Dr. Jennie Ebeling of the Department of Archaeology and Art History Appointed Editor of Archaeological Report Series

Associate Professor of Archaeology Jennie Ebeling has been appointed editor of the American Society of Overseas Research's (ASOR) Archaeological Report Series for a three-year term starting January 1, 2021. Ebeling has extensive experience with ASOR publications as a member of the Committee on Publications and the editorial boards of the society's journals Bulletin of the American Society of Overseas Research (BASOR) and Near Eastern Archaeology (NEA). She has also co-edited four volumes and authored a fifth and is currently completing a monograph for Oxford University Press and the final report of the Jezreel Expedition.

* 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

* Aces Back Home for Pair of Games Against Drake

Looking to preserve an unblemished record at home, the University of Evansville women's basketball team hosts Drake this weekend for a pair of Missouri Valley Conference contests on Thursday and Friday inside Meeks Family Fieldhouse.

Evansville vs. Drake | 6 PM | Jan. 7 & 8
Date | Time Thurs., Jan. 7 | 6 PM
Fri., Jan. 8 | 6 PM
Location Evansville, Ind.
Site Meeks Family Fieldhouse
Jan. 7 & 8 Evansville vs. Drake

Last Time Out: SIU 69, Evansville 51

  • Sophomore Abby Feit bounced-back with 15 points and eight rebounds to lead the Aces, while fellow sophomore Sydney Thurwalker scored 11 points and recorded five rebounds coming off the bench.
  • Jossie Hudson narrowly missed scoring in double-figures with nine points in the game. For the Salukis, Payton McCallister powered SIU with 17 points, including three triples.
  • The Aces kept pace with SIU for much of the opening half, trailing by just one with 6:25 left in the second quarter.
  • Following Evansville cutting its deficit to one, SIU closed the half on an 18-8 run to take an 11-point lead at the break.
  • Despite making multiple pushes back, Evansville was unable to close back within single digits of the Salukis as SIU's lead grew as large as 20 in the 69-51 win.

Previewing the Matchup: Drake

  • Evansville and Drake are meeting for the 59th time in series history with the Bulldogs owning a 44-14 advantage in the all-time series
  • Drake captured both of last season's meetins, first with a 108-44 win on Jan. 19 in Des Moines followed by a 66-51 win on Feb. 13 in Meeks Family Fieldhouse.
  • The Bulldogs enter the back-to-back games with an 11-game winning streak over the Aces dating back to an 84-79 overtime win for Evansville in the MVC Tournament on March 13, 2015.
  • Drake is coming off a weekend split with Bradley, taking the first game, 71-56, and falling in the second game, 80-75.
  • The Aces failed to reach the 60-point mark in each of their contests at SIU this past weekend, marking the first times this season that Evansville has scored less than 60 points.
  • Evansville looks to defend home court this week as the Aces enter the Drake series with an unblemished 4-0 record inside Meeks Family Fieldhouse this season.
  • Over the next two weeks, Evansville will play four-straight home games, first with a home series against Drake, followed by a pair of games against Bradley.
  • The Aces are in search of their first MVC win since a 59-56 win over Indiana State on March 1, 2019.

Forcing Opponents Into Fouls

  • Improving upon recent seasons, Evansville has drawn more fouls on its opponents.
  • Evansville sits in the 100th-percentile in opponent foul percentage with 28% of possessions on both the offensive and defensive end resulting in an opponent foul.
  • Sophomore Abby Feit leads the Aces in fouls drawn this season, drawing 31 fouls through seven games.

Maintaining Top 5

  • Despite hitting just two three-pointers on Saturday, Evansville held its position in the top five in the nation in three-point percentage.
  • The Aces are shooting 43% from beyond the arc on the season, hitting 39 triples.
* Men's Soccer Announces Two Signings for 2021

University of Evansville men's soccer head coach Marshall Ray has announced the addition of two signees for the fall 2021 campaign.

"We would like to welcome Landon and Owen to the Aces family. It's been an interesting and trying year for all 2021 recruits across the nation due to the situation we have experienced since last March," said Ray on the two signings. "Through everything, it was clear the affinity both Landon and Owen had for the University of Evansville. I would like to commend Coach (Robbe) Tarver and our staff for providing them with a clear picture of the University, athletic department, and our men's soccer program, so they could make an informed decision about their future and the next four years. Both of them embody what it is to be a student-athlete at the University of Evansville and we look forward to them joining their teammates in August."

Owen Butcher - CM - Plano, Texas - Liberty High School

Butcher comes to Evansville after a storied youth career for Solar SC. His Solar team won the USYS National Championship in 2019 along with four Texas State Cup championships. Owen has also spent time playing with Solar's academy team. In addition to his success at Solar, Owen has received call ups to US Youth National Team, training with the u15 team in early 2017. Indoors, Owen represented US Futsal at the youth World Cup, helping the USA team to a second-place finish.

Butcher is the son of Jon & Kelli Butcher. Owen has one sister, Cate. Chose UE because of the welcoming people and opportunity to be part of the community, majoring in Finance.

Landon Amick - GK - Las Vegas, NV - Faith Lutheran

Amick joins the Purple Aces after a youth career with Heat FC. The Las Vegas native helped lead Heat FC to two Nevada State Cups and appearances at the ECNL finals in 2018 and 2019. Amick received the 2019 Mountain Region Goalkeeper of the Year award and 2nd Team All-Nevada. Additionally, Amick appeared for Nevada's ODP team, the regional ODP team, and US Club Soccer id2.

Amick is the son of Tom & Jessica Amick. Landon has one sister, Lindley. Chose UE because of the outstanding academics and small class sizes, as well as the opportunity to play for a great program, majoring in Sports Communications.

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