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Monday, January 25, 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.

Upcoming Events

* I-House

This week in I-House we will receive Dr. Shifflet. To honor International Education Day, Dr. Shifflet will share some of his experiences and thoughts about education and how diversity promotes education.

* Career Day 2021

Career Day 2021, Tuesday, February 9, 2021, 1:00- 4:00 pm

Looking for a full-time professional position? Cooperative education opportunity? Internship? Summer Job?

Register for the virtual event in Handshake, then sign up for group and individual sessions with employers, who can view your resume early.

Log in to Handshake https://evansville.joinhandshake.com to see registered employers.

Get your resume ready!

Schedule an appointment with the Center for Career Development

812-488-1083 or career@evansville.edu

Changemaker Corner

* Make a Positive Change in the World with Changelab

Make a positive change in the world with Changelab!

Do you look at the world around you and ask, “What if”?

Are you interested in helping community to innovate for a more just, prosperous, and sustainable world?

Do you need to add/drop a course and not sure what to take?

ChangeLab is for you!

All ChangeLab Students receive presentation coaching workshops, team building guided by expert coaches and project management resume building skills!

Here are just a few of the 22 ChangeLabs you can choose from this semester, including 2 Late Starts!

CHNG 310 Y07 Tiny Homes: Reduce homelessness.

CHNG 310 S03 Indigenous Stories & History: Develop a story telling plan.

CHNG 310 Y06 Outdoor Education for Children: Create a socially responsible program where families can experience the mental health benefits of outdoor activities.

CHNG 310 Y08 Music Technology in a Changing World: Explore musical technology.

* Make a Difference and Get Class Credit

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Don’t wait until you graduate – make a difference now! Check out the list of ChangeLab courses available for the Spring semester. For more information, visit https://www.evansville.edu/changelab.

Info You Should Know

* Faculty Scholarship Display

The Libraries are currently hosting the FACULTY SCHOLARSHIP DISPLAY until January 31, 2021. Works produced or published or grants received from August 2019 until July 2020 were eligible for inclusion. You should wander over and take at look at your colleagues' impressive scholarship!

* Do you FISH? Bass Fishing Club Update

The Bass Fishing Club is looking to find new members to join their club. All skill levels welcome to check out what the club has to offer. The club has high priority to find a member with prior skill or fishing experience and willing to dedicate and compete at a very competitive fishing level. The club also welcomes new members and can help new and amateur take it to the next level. The club travel's (excluding during Covid) all around and have been successful enough in the past to make it all the way to finish within the top 10 at the National tournament. If this sounds something you would be interested in contact the Director of Club Sports, Drew, @ ah519 and for more info!

* UE Library Display Cases

Do you have a club you want people to know about? Do you have an event you want others to attend? How about showing off your class work? If you said YES, then the Library has a display case for you! Contact Julie Wilson at jw223@evansville.edu or (812) 488-1062 for more information or to make a reservation.

* Fitness Center Resumes Normal Hours

The Fitness Center is open and we're resuming our normal hours 6:30am-2pm and 3pm-10pm. Please make sure to remember the Fitness Center will shut down and close from 2pm-3pm each day for sanitizing the equipment and facility. Masks will be required at all times while inside the fitness center at this time. Time to kick those New Years resolutions back into action!

* 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.

Athletics

* Lowry Wins 5k as Aces Cross Country Teams Open Season

For the sixth time in her career, senior Anna Lowry captured a race victory as the University of Evansville's men's and women's cross country team opened their seasons at the Belmont Opener at Vaughan's Creek Cross Country Course at Percy Warner Park in Nashville, Tenn.

Lowry captured the individual championship with a time of 17:42.751, winning the women's 5k race by six seconds as Evansville's women's team finished eighth in the 11-team field. On the day, Evansville finished ahead of Jacksonville State, Tennessee Tech, and Tennessee State.

Newcomer JJ Pedersen paced the Aces men's team with a time of 27:10.212, finishing in 32nd place as UE finished sixth as a team out of eight in the field. The Aces bested Murray State and Tennessee State on the afternoon.

Just four seconds behind Pedersen was another newcomer in Peter Epur, who turned in a 33rd place finish with a time of 27:14.494. Two other Aces finished inside the top 50, aiding Evansville's team effort, as Joshua Myers (27:38.651) and Timmy Miller (28:12.181) captured 37th and 44th place finishes, respectively. Miller's time of 28:12 bests his previous PR by nine seconds, set at the UE Invitational last season.

Jackson McPheeters broke 30 minutes in the 8k with a time of 29:35.886, finishing in 56th. Rounding-out the Evansville effort were Ryan Melvin (31:56.750, 63rd), Carson Kline (32:19.882, 64th), Luke Watts (35:01.203, 69th), and Tyler Frields-Reifsteck (36:24.577, 70th).

The women's team's eighth-place finish was aided by Izzy Dawson (60th), Lauren Meyer (62nd), and Sam Weldon (63rd), who all finished under 22 minutes. Helping out Evansville's effort on the afternoon, Tess Crossley (23:02.332), Kennedy Jester (24:52.839), and Haley Dean (25:05.644) all finished inside the top 75 for the Aces.

Miami (Ohio) captured both the men's and women's team victories on the afternoon.

* Purple Aces Smash Program Records at Indiana

The University of Evansville track and field team started off the indoor season strong with four new school records at the John Gartland Invitational on Saturday.

Picking up where she left off last season, Anna Lowry posted a sub five-minute mile (4:58.87) improving her own school record, while winning the event by over 15 seconds.

Kylee Peck added to the new UE program records in the high jump, posting a 1.60m (5’3”) leap, finishing third.

Taiza Alexander bested her own program record in the long jump, finishing with a mark of 5.38m (17’8”) to earn third place in the event.

Also taking down her own school record was Brittany Corley in the women’s weight throw. Corley tossed a 12.58m (41’3.25”) mark to finish in seventh place.

Joshua Myers and JJ Pederson finished in fifth and sixth place respectively in the mile run, with Myers finishing in 4:33.23 and Pederson setting a personal best at 4:33.75.

Trey Riggs also added a personal best in the 60-meter hurdle finals at 8.76, finishing in fourth. Riggs also added a 6.34m long jump mark, finishing in sixth.

Ian Alberts captured third place in the men’s pole vault with a final mark of 4.35m.

The Aces next scheduled indoor track and field event is the MVC Championships hosted by Northern Iowa on February 27-28.

* Volleyball to Open Season on Monday at Indiana State

It has been a total of 424 days since the University of Evansville volleyball team last took to the floor, but the Purple Aces hope that it is worth the wait when they open up the 2020-21 season on Monday, January 25 at Indiana State with a 2 p.m. CT match.

Let’s Get Rolling

  • UE is coming off of a 2019 campaign that saw the team go 16-14 on the way to its first MVC Championship berth since 2008
  • The Aces picked up a 6th place finish in the league and put up a resilient effort against Illinois State in the opening round of the tournament in November of 2019 in Cedar Falls, Iowa
  • With the finish, the Aces cemented their first winning record since going 17-13 in 2010 while earning the most conference victories (7) since winning nine Valley contests in 2009

Non-Conference

  • Evansville will play an abbreviated non-conference schedule in the spring, taking on Saint Louis and Western Kentucky in a pair of matches in Bowling Green, Ky. on January 31

One More Time Around

  • Allana McInnis is the lone senior on the UE squad and has been one of the top setters in program history
  • She has a total of 2,980 assists in her college career, which ranks fourth in the UE record books
  • In 2019, McInnis averaged 10.48 assists per set, ranking 50th in the NCAA and third in the MVC...she finished with 39 or more assists in 20 matches during the 2019 season
  • The top two contests of her career saw her post 65 helpers against EIU before recording 64 in the win over TTU
  • McInnis is one of nine players in program history to have 1,000+ assists in a season...her 1,228 in 2019 was 4th-most in UE history

Record-Breaker

  • Evansville’s offense in 2019 was led by Melanie Feliciano
  • Her 4.18 kills per set was the second-highest tally in the conference, third among all freshmen and 34th overall in the NCAA
  • She was named to the All-MVC Second Team while being named an All-Freshman Honorable Mention by VolleyballMag.com
  • Feliciano’s total of 456 kills set the Evansville program mark for a freshman; the previous record of 434 came in 1997 by Jessica Kiefer

Scouting the Opponent

  • Indiana State posted a 7-21 mark in 2019 while going 5-13 in the MVC
  • The Sycamores are led by senior Nikkie White, who averaged 2.99 kills per set and finished with a total of 281 for the season
* Long Wait Comes to an End as Cross Country Opens Season at Belmont

After 436 days since their last competition, the University of Evansville men's and women's cross country teams return to action on Sunday at the Belmont Opener at Vaughan's Creek Cross Country Course at Percy Warner Park in Nashville, Tenn.

The last competition for Evansville came at the 2019 NCAA Great Lakes Regionals on Nov. 15, 2019 where the Aces women's team finished 27th and the men's team brought home 29th.

"This has been the most difficult time of my coaching career," said Aces head cross country and track and field coach Don Walters on the challenges of the long offseason. "Most student-athletes are still trying to deal with the return and it will be good to have some competition and slowly work our way back."

Evansville's teams are no stranger to opening their seasons at the Belmont Opener, having done so three times over the last 10 seasons, including the opener to the 2019 campaigns. In 2019, the Aces earned a fourth-place finish for the women's team and an eighth-place finish for the men's team. In the women's race, Aces senior Anna Lowry captured a top-10 finish, coming home in seventh with a 5k time of 18:35.999. For the men's team, then senior Stanley Chepchieng paced the Aces, finishing in 16:49.652 in 30th place.

"The Belmont Opener will give my new student-athletes a chance to see where they are physically as a team," said Walters on the season-opening meet. "The returners will be excited to finally release some frustration and enjoy the weekend back on the course."

The 2020-21 season begins for Evansville on Sunday with the women's 5k starting at 1 PM, followed by the men's 5k at 1:30 PM.

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