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Friday, January 29, 2021

* 1098-T's Have Been Processed

1098-T forms have been processed for students. By providing consent for electronic 1098-T, you can view/print your 1098-T now. Simply log into Self-Service, and go to “Tax Information”. Click the option “1098 Information”.

1098-T will be mailed to those students who do not provide their consent to electronic 1098-T.

* W-2s Have Been Processed

W-2 forms have been processed for all employees and student workers. If you have provided consent for electronic W-2’s, you can view/print your W-2 now. Simply log into Self-Service, and go to “Tax Information”. Click the option “W-2 Information” and then click on “2020 W-2 Statement”.

W-2’s will be mailed for those employees and student workers who did not provide their consent to electronic W-2’s.

If you have any questions, please contact Dawn Bury at ext. 2159 or db287@evansville.edu.

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

* Virtual Career Day 2021 - Get Registered Today on Handshake

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

* Spill the Tea

Join the Center for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Office for a conversation about how racism and implicit bias go hand & hand in our society, and how we can respond to those microaggressions that occur.

VIA Zoom February 1st @5pm

If you have any questions, please contact Abby Martin at am843@evansville.edu.

Topic: 21 Days to Break a Habit: Spill the Tea on Implicit Bias and...racism
Time: Feb 1, 2021 05:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

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Changemaker Corner

* Friendly Reminder for ALL Fall & Spring ChangeLab Students and Coaches

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Friendly Reminder for all Fall & Spring ChangeLab Students and Coaches!

We are offering Professional Headshots for all our Fall & Spring Changelab Students and Coaches. The Professional Headshots will be taken on UE Campus in the Dunigan Lounge, first floor in SOBA, between 9a.m. and 4:45p.m. on March 1, 2 and 3. If you are interested, then please RSVP to Brooksie Smith at bs267@evansville.edu before 5p.m TODAY, FRIDAY, January 29th.

**Please note that all COVID-19 Guidelines will be observed: 6ft social distancing; masks will be worn other than when taking the photo; the chair will be wiped down in between students; disinfecting wipes and hand sanitizer will be available.

Info You Should Know

* Apply to be an RA or OL Today

Are you looking for a student leadership opportunity? Apply to be be a Resident Assistant or Orientation Leader today! Applications on UEngage now until February 7th.

Contact kv54 for RA questions, and ce105 for OL questions!

https://uengage.evansville.edu/submitter/form/step/1?Guid=aad62cbb-b54f-451c-9939-aa8830f0c1e9

* Fraternity Recruitment

Formal fraternity recruitment signup is LIVE! The in-person events for recruitment this semester include Open House and Preference Night. Those two events are designed to give you all an opportunity to meet brothers from various fraternities and hold in-person conversations with them. Preference night will take place at the fraternity houses, so you’ll have a chance to physically step foot in and get a perspective of the different houses. Strict COVID-19 safety protocols are in place and will be followed by each fraternity to ensure a safe event for the campus community. Best of all this semester rush is FREE!

Click this link to sign up: https://forms.gle/uKtxHJ9w7Wf82qWN9

* 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.

* 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.

* Virtual Career Connections: Data Science

Interested in a Data Science related field? Career Connections allows students an opportunity to talk to professionals in this field to learn more about the skills and background necessary as well as how they advanced in their positions. Students will develop an understanding of the day-to-day activities of these professionals who started their careers with a particular major.

Bring your questions, chat "virtually" with the alumni/professionals, and be open to networking and mentoring opportunities. All are welcome!

Learn more about the Career Connections-Data Science event.

Please register at https://evansville.joinhandshake.com/. Questions: Contact the Center for Career Development at career@evansville.edu or (812)488-1083.

* 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!

Congratulations

* Dr. Deborah Becker Published

Congratulations to Dr. Deborah Becker on her recent article, "Finding Your Way With the INACSL Standards of Best Practice: Simulation?: Development of an Interactive Web-Based Guide and Roadmap" published in Clinical Simulations in Nursing. This guide was developed to ensure quality simulation-based learning. The Finding Your Way Guide is a web-based and interactive guide to introduce novices to implementing INACSL standards in simulation. It identifies a starting point and provides learning activities and resources to support the implementation of the standards.

* 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.” 

Harlaxton Happenings

* Calling all changemakers!

Calling all changemakers: watch the video that captures the spirit of Harlaxton and UE's changemaking culture, two of the many things that make UE special. 

"People would say we have a duty to the students, to allow them to have those moments to reflect and become the people they need to be to help us through the future," says Dr. Holly Carter, principal of Harlaxton College.

* Share your Harlaxton story!

Have you studied abroad at Harlaxton? Do you have special memories of your time across the pond? We want to hear your story and how Harlaxton has made an impact in your life!

The Office of Marketing and Communciations is collecting stories from Aces who have had the opportunity to attend Harlaxton College. Stories will be compiled and added to the yourHarlaxton webpage.

If you'd like to share your story, please contact university relations coordinator Julie Bryant at jb855@evansville.edu or copy editor Parker Franklin at pf60@evansville.edu.

Athletics

* UE Volleyball Hosts Indiana State on Friday

With a 3-0 win in Monday’s season opener, the University of Evansville volleyball team looks to sweep the season series when Indiana State comes to Meeks Family Fieldhouse on Friday evening at 5 p.m.

Aces Volleyball games will not be for sale for the general public for the 2021 season. Attendance will be limited to invited friends and family of the home and away teams and a very limited number of student tickets.

Last Time Out

  • Evansville opened the season with a 3-0 win at ISU on Monday with the final tallies being 25-20/25-23/27-25
  • Alondra Vazquez led the Purple Aces with 13 kills and finished with a double-double as she recorded 15 digs
  • Melanie Feliciano also finished with a double-double as she totaled 11 kills and 14 digs
  • Laura Ruiz led the way with 17 digs with Hannah Watkins adding two solo blocks and three block assists

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

Career Marks

  • Monday’s opener featured some notable performances including Laura Ruiz, who had 17 digs - as a freshman, her top total was six at Illinois State
  • Chloe Bontrager posted a 7-kill effort, passing her top freshman tally of five, which came at Bradley

Double-Double Machine

  • Alondra Vazquez had 17 double-doubles in 2019 and got the 2021 spring slate started in similar fashion, registering a match-high 13 kills to go along with 15 digs
  • As a sophomore in 2019, she got the job done on both sides of the floor...she finished third on the team with 3.27 kills per set while ranking second with 3.45 digs per game
* Spring 2021 Student Athletic Ticketing Update

There will be extremely limited student attendance at athletic events this spring due to COVID-19. For on-campus events (women's basketball, volleyball, men's soccer, women's soccer, baseball and softball) tickets will be available on a first-come, first-served basis at the door beginning one hour before the scheduled start of the game/match. Once we have met our student attendance capacity, additional students will not be permitted to enter the venue. As a reminder, a limited number of student tickets for men's basketball games at the Ford Center must be claimed from the Carson Center ticket office during regular business hours (Monday-Friday, 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM) in advance of the game. No tickets will be made available to students at the Ford Center box office. A valid University of Evansville student ID is required for all home events. Face masks and social distancing will be required throughout all home events - failure to cooperate could lead to ejection from the event. Be sure to check GoPurpleAces.com for the most up to date athletic schedules. Please direct all questions to the Carson Center ticket office at js914@evansville.edu. Thank you and GO ACES!

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