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Tuesday, January 26, 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

* Department of Art presents: DUALITY-Reagan Furqueron

artwork.

Melvin Peterson Gallery
January 19 – February 27, 2021

Reagan Furqueron is an artist and educator living in Indianapolis, Indiana. He received his BFA from Texas Tech University and a MFA from Rochester Institute of Technology’s School for American Crafts in Woodworking/Furniture Design. He is an Associate Professor at Herron School of Art and Design IUPUI He has work in international and national private and permanent collections including The Museum of Art and Design in NYC. This exhibition is sponsored by The Efroymson Family Fund.

Artist’s Exhibition: January 19 - February 27, 2021
Student Lecture: Wednesday, February 3, 10:00am
Student Workshop in the Sculpture Studio: Wednesday, February 3, 2:00pm
Public Reception for the Artist and Lecture: Thursday, February 4, 6:30, Lecture at 7p.

Masks and Safe-Distancing are required at all events.

Gallery Hours
MTFS: Noon - 3:00pm
WTH: Noon – 6:00pm

Info You Should Know

* Meal Plan Changes

Students can adjust meal plans for the Spring semester until Wednesday, January 27, 2021 at 5:00 p.m.

Adjust your meal plan online.

Changes will be reflected the next business day.

* Free Tutoring is Available

Free peer tutoring is now available to you! Drop-in to tutoring during available hours. No need for an appointment!

Please visit this link for classes and times -> https://www.evansville.edu/advising/academic-peer-tutoring.cfm

Questions? Contact Tiffany Crick at tc208@evansville.edu.

* Musical Madness Interest Meeting

It’s that time of year again for Musical Madness!

Each year UE organizations come together to show off their musical (or lack of) skills as they perform a short performance for the UE campus community and potential UE students.

There will be an Interest Meeting on Thursday, January 28 at 5:00 pm. Only one member of your organization needs to attend to learn about the event but please remember that at least three members of your organization will need to be active participants. If your organization is interested but unable to attend Thursday’s meeting, please let me know.

Join the call-out meeting using the information below.

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 827 4863 1432

Passcode: musicmad

Congratulations

* Physics Department's Dr. Harmon Publishes in Journal of Applied Physics; Article Chosen as an Editor's Pick

Nicholas Harmon, assistant professor in physics, published "A technique to measure spin-dependent trapping events at the metal–oxide–semiconductor field-effect transistor interface: Near zero field spin-dependent charge pumping" in the Journal of Applied Physics with coauthors from the University of Iowa and Penn State. Journal editors designated the article as especially noteworthy by making it an Editor's Pick. Harmon analyzed results from a new experimental approach at Penn State and devised a model to explain the phenomena. It is hoped that the technique will be able to measure microscopic properties of some transistors; the increased understanding could lead to enhanced device performance. The abstract is available at https://aip.scitation.org/doi/10.1063/5.0027214.

* 2020 Nursing Grads Achieve 100% First-Time Pass Rate on NCLEX-RN

The class of 2020 graduates of the University of Evansville’s Dunigan Family School of Nursing achieved a 100 percent first-time pass rate on the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN). The national average for the first-time pass rate was 87.5 percent in 2020.

Senior-level nursing students were halfway through their final semester when the COVID-19 pandemic made its way to the United States. Despite the sudden change in learning formats and clinical rotations, the students adapted quickly.

“I was very impressed to see them maintain a resilient focus and push through adversity,” said Jerrilee LaMar, PhD, RN, CNE, chair of the Dunigan Family School of Nursing. “While they didn’t get to finish their studies in the classroom together or have a pinning ceremony, they did receive a high-quality education that prepared them for success.” LaMar also recognized the compassionate faculty that were instrumental in helping students along the way.

The Dunigan Family School of Nursing incorporates several strategies into the program to prepare students for the NCLEX-RN. Several years ago, the faculty developed a review course for seniors. In the course, students take practice exams that identify strengths and weaknesses in specific areas. The faculty, who serve as mentors, help students write individualized study strategies that prepare them for the NCLEX exam.

To prepare students earlier on in the curriculum to think like a nurse, the faculty developed a course to strengthen students’ understanding of complex issues and decision-making to answer questions seen on the NCLEX exam. This course was piloted with the junior-level students, and the results were so successful that it became part of the required curriculum. Additionally, underclassmen are paired with a senior nursing student as an additional resource for help along the way.

“All of our 2020 graduates are now working as nurses in the healthcare field, and many of them are working with COVID-19 patients,” said LaMar. “We are immensely proud to see them applying their skills and passion to help those struggling most during the pandemic.” 

* Professor Mohammad K. Azarian Appointed to Human Rights of Mathematicians Committee

University of Evansville Professor of Mathematics, Mohammad K. Azarian, has been appointed by the American Mathematical Society (AMS) to serve a three-year term on the Human Rights of Mathematicians Committee. According to the Committee’s charge: The AMS is committed to speaking whenever mathematicians are deprived of the opportunity to practice their profession due to violations of the freedoms enumerated in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the Affirmation adopted by the U.S. National Academy of Sciences. This Committee will assist the Society in such matters by reviewing alleged violations of human rights of mathematicians and by recommending appropriate action to the AMS.

Athletics

* Volleyball Opens Season with 3-0 Sweep

Alondra Vazquez recorded 13 kills and Melanie Feliciano added 11 to lead the University of Evansville volleyball team to a 3-0 win over Indiana State in Monday’s season opener.

Evansville (1-0, 1-0 MVC) hit .236 in the win while holding Indiana State (0-1, 0-1 MVC) to .142. Vazquez balanced her offensive numbers with 15 digs while Feliciano added 14 of her own. Laura Ruiz paced UE with 17 digs. Allana McInnis tallied 23 assists with Cecilia Thon notching 16. Picking up where she left off last season on the defensive side of the net – Hannah Watkins posted two solo blocks and three block assists. Indiana State was led by a 13-kill performance from Madeline Williams.

Set #1

Evansville got off to a blazing start, opening up an 11-3 lead. Allana McInnis and Cecilia Thon posted service aces in the early run. A 5-0 stretch saw Elise Moeller and Chloe Bontrager record kills that opened up the advantage. Three kills in a row by the Sycamores cut UE’s lead to five points – 13-8 – and they would continue to cut into the deficit. With UE up by a 22-17 score, ISU reeled off the next two points to get within three, but that is as close as they would get with the Aces taking the opening frame by a score of 25-20

Set #2

Indiana State had the upper hand to begin the second game, posting the first five points before a Chloe Bontrager kill got Evansville on the board. Thon’s second service ace of the match helped the Aces cut the gap to 7-4 before a kill from Feliciano made it a 2-point game – 15-13. ISU continued to hold the advantage until late in the set. UE trailed 23-21, but made a furious rally to pick up the win. Feliciano got it started with one of her six kills in the set before adding another as the Aces came back for the 25-23 decision to take a 2-0 match lead.

Set #3

A back-and-forth battle ensued in the third set with the Sycamores going up at the start by a 3-0 tally. An 11-4 run by Evansville saw them jump out in front by a score of 11-7. With the Sycamores holding a 7-5 edge, Thon’s precise serving, coupled with a pair of Feliciano kills, saw UE score six in a row to take their first lead. The Aces remained in front until Indiana State tied it up at 18-18 before taking a 19-18 lead. Hoping to earn the sweep, the Aces jumped back in front by a 24-22 margin on a Bontrager kill. With the match hanging in the balance, ISU posted the next two tallies to tie it up. With the score knotted at 25-25, Evansville wrestled the lead away before clinching the match with a Vazquez kill.

On Friday, the Aces and Sycamores will meet up inside Meeks Family Fieldhouse at 5 p.m.

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