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Friday, March 5, 2021

* Class of 2021: Sign up for the Senior Video!

Are you graduating in May with the Class of 2021? Have a favorite memory of UE or favorite professor from which you took a class or two? We want to hear what you have to say for the Senior Video!

Each year, a senior video is shared at Commencement before the processional. Plans are underway to put this video together, but we need the Class of 2021 to participate! On Monday, March 15, a video team will be set up to record your segment answering one of the questions above. All of your responses will be compiled together and shown at both Commencement ceremonies on Saturday, May 8.

Click here to sign up for a 20-minute time slot. You can be recorded by yourself, or roommates/households can be filmed together. Masks will be required and social distancing protocols will be in place.

Filming Details:
Monday, March 15
Dunigan Family Lounge (located inside the middle doors of SOBA)
3:00-6:00PM (by appointment)

Have questions? Please email Julie Bryant, university relations coordinator, at jb855@evansville.edu.

Upcoming Events

* Virtual Internships & More Fair

Looking for an internship or co-op, summer or part-time job for non-profit or otherwise? This virtual fair is open to all majors!

Thursday, March 11, 2021 from 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.

Student registration is required through Handshake
Registration for group sessions and 1:1 individual
meetings are required.

Questions - Contact the Center for Career Development
career@evansville.edu
812.488.1083

* BSU Movie Night

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The Black Student Union (BSU) is having a movie night on March 5th from 6-9pm.

We will be watching BlacKkKlansman and have a discussion about the movie right after.

This is an opportunity to make new friends, join BSU, and have some pizza!

Register for the BSU Movie Night

* The Center for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Invites You to Spill the Tea on Implicit Bias and Disabilities

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Join the Center for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at 6:30 PM on March 10th for the third installment of the Spill the Tea series with Spill the Tea on Implicit Bias and disabilities. Take part in a training by Disability Services, listen to two students as they talk about their experiences and partake in a moderated discussion on implicit biases and disabilities. Please register here: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUlf-yupj4sEtbdUfRjL7yIQGOPldY7q8et.

* UE Theatre Presents THANKSGIVING PLAY

The University of Evansville Theatre continues their student-directed ZOOMBOX series with Larissa FastHorse’s THANKSGIVING PLAY, at 7:30 p.m., Friday, March 5, and Saturday, March 6, on the online platform ZOOM.

Native American playwright, Larissa FastHorse, has written a searing comedy about four white people charged with creating a politically correct and respectful elementary school pageant about the first Thanksgiving. Through biting humor, THANKSGIVING PLAY takes on the mythology of people simply finding peace over a bountiful meal in what FastHorse herself calls “performative wokeness.” American Theatre Magazine named this satirical powerhouse of a script as one of the ten most produced plays of the 2019–20 season. Don’t miss this wickedly funny play by an important voice in the American Theatre.

Emma Tolleson, a senior performance major, from Temple Texas, directs THANKSGIVING PLAY; Corey Cagle, a junior stage management major, from Nashville, Ind., is the Zoom environmental designer; Hannah Stevens, a senior performance major, from Arlington Texas, is the costume designer/stylist; David Akinwande, a sophomore performance major, from Houston, Texas, is the dramaturg; and Morgan Bailey, a first-year stage management major, from Keller, Texas, is the stage manager.

The cast features first-year performance major Christina Tinde Jesenski, from Rancho Santa Margarita Calif., as Logan; first-year performance major Tatiana Robledo, from Houston, Texas, as Alicia; first-year performance major Davis Jolgren, from Louisville, Ky., as Jaxton; and sophomore theatre studies major Jimmy Guest from Bettendorf, Iowa, as Caden.

Tickets are FREE, but registration is required. To secure your spot, visit www.uealumnionline.com

* Disability Awareness Month/ Womxn's History Month Challenge

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The month of March celebrates Disability Awareness Month and Womxn's History Month. Join the UE DAM/ WHM Challenge sponsored by the Center for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion! In this challenge you will find 31 ways for 31 days of Disability Awareness and Womxn's History Month to actively learn, engage, support, and uplift individual's with disabilities and womxn identifying individuals from Evansville and around the world. Items listed in the challenge can be done personally or in a social group! Hit the library and do some research on why we spell womxn with an 'x', the origins and culture of Sign Language and/ or grab a friend and binge Love on the Spectrum (available on Netflix!). However and whatever you do #DAM/WHMChallenge yourself! To make it extra fun, share what your doing on social media and be sure to tag us!

We can't wait to see the ways in which you all #DAM/WHMChallenge yourself!

Challenge Item List:

  • Research origins, backgrounds and cultures of communication other than spoken language ex: Braille, Sign Language
  • Practice People-first language, not sure what that is? Research it!
  • Bring awareness to a charity or resource in Evansville that supports individuals with disabilities
  • Research UE and the surrounding community’s history with individuals with disabilities and disability awareness
  • Read a biography or autobiography written by an individual with disabilities
  • Watch Love on the Spectrum, Asperger’s are us, and other movies documentaries and TV shows celebrating individuals with disabilities
  • Listen to a speaker with disabilities via TedTalk, Podcast, etc.
  • Learn about prominent current/historic Evansville figures in the disability community
  • Share news/articles/information on social media that spark awareness of different disabilities
  • Incorporate DAM and WHM into your teaching/ learning/ work
  • Buy, read, share, support artists and authors with disabilities
  • Learn 3 facts about a new/ different disability everyday
  • Download 3 new apps that foster disability awareness and understanding
  • Research an influential activist with disabilities
  • Educate others on the importance of celebrating differences found within disabilities through books/cartoons/etc.
  • Attend DAM and WHM programming held by CDEI/ other organizations at UE/ in Evansville
  • Research the origins of modern-day feminism
  • Watch Self Made, a Netflix series about Madam C.J Walker
  • Follow or subscribe to a podcast hosted by womxn about womxn related challenges and celebrations
  • Express appreciation to and for the womxn in your life
  • Read Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide
  • Break the stigma! Research and discuss difficult topics like menstrual cycles, transition surgery, sexual assault, etc.
  • Utilize your privilege to uplift the voice of womxn and/ or individuals with disabilities! Be sure not to speak for them!
  • Research why we spell womxn with an ‘x’
  • Raise awareness to organizations and resources supporting womxn in Evansville
  • Watch movies and/ or tv shows directed by womxn
  • Have a conversation with a womxn from a culture different from your own and learn about their traditions, celebrations, and experiences
  • Research womxn of power in Evansville and what they are doing for the community
  • Utilize social media and your spaces to educate others about influential womxn as artist, activist, lawyers, doctors, etc.
  • Support a business owned by a womxn and/ or individual with disabilities
  • Sign at least 3 petitions advocating for womxn and/ or individuals with disabilities on change.org/ other petition websites
* Spring Intramurals Sports Announced

The Spring Intramural season is set to begin the first of March and we're excited for what's in store! Sports include volleyball, human foosball, kickball, and wiffleball and many more! If you're interested in finding out more or registering a team, go to imleagues.com or download the imleagues.com app!

All participants will be required to wear a face mask prior, during, and after their scheduled intramural event.  No walk-up, sign-ups will be allowed, all participants must be registered on imleagues.com to participate.  For all other Covid related protocols please visit imleagues.com or contact ah519 for more information.

Info You Should Know

* Health Risk Assessment for 2020-2021 Medical Plan Year

UE Health Risk Assessments Update:

For those enrolled in the University's HRA Medical Plan, due to the pandemic and current COVID restrictions, offering onsite health screenings has not been a possibility during the 2020-2021 plan year. Due to these circumstances, medical premiums in 2021-2022 will not be affected by your health screening status. If you wish to complete your health risk assessment in order to earn HRA credits for the current plan year, please schedule your appointment with the onsite medical clinic no later than May 1 at 888-492-8722 or message your clinic nurse through the Ascension Patient Portal. Should you have any additional questions or concerns, please contact Ashley Chipps at ac375@evansville.edu.

* New Residence Hall Coming to Campus

UE is excited to announce that construction will begin this May to develop a new residence hall on campus. This new hall will feature 293 beds across a mixture of four and six-bedroom “pod-style” structures, and it will include enhanced technology and space. Plans for this were developed based on feedback from current and future college students who desire a greater degree of privacy as well as enhanced spaces to gather and socialize. Learn more about the plans on the Campus Housing webpage.

The location of this new residence hall will be developed on Walnut Street where Brentano and Morton Residence Halls are currently located. Construction is expected to be completed by August 2022.

Due to this development, neither Brentano nor Morton will be available for 2021-2022 housing registration. Many students have called these spaces home, but UE is looking forward to offering a new residence hall for generations to come. Please visit the 2021-2022 Residence Halls webpage for additional housing information. 

* Summer Sessions Payment Plan

Summer session courses can be added to your monthly payment plan now with no additional set-up fee. If your student is enrolling in summer courses, anticipated summer charges can be included in the spring semester payment plan and the plan extended through May (for Summer 1 charges) or June (Summer 2 charges). The tuition rate for Summer 2021 is $570 per credit hour. Fees per summer term include a $50 registration fee and a $35 technology fee. Online courses are assessed a $50 online course fee. Payment arrangements are due prior to the start of the summer term.

Students should contact the Office of Student Financial Services no later than Reading/Study Day, April 30, 2021 to determine if financial aid is available for their summer courses.

To modify your current payment plan to include summer, contact the cashiers in the Office of Student Financial Services at 812-488-2565.

* UE Employees Invited to Columbia Sportswear Store

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EXCLUSIVELY FOR:
University of Evansville

Items are marked with employee pricing: 40-50% below retail

Columbia is dedicated to the safety of our employees and shoppers.

Shoppers are required to bring their own face coverings to wear while shopping.

3/12/2021 - 4/4/2021
Valid for you + 4 guests

VALID DATES

· THIS INVITATION
· PHOTO I.D.
· PROOF OF AFFILIATION

(business card | membership card | company email signature | pay stub | original email | other form of affiliation)

LOCATION & HOURS
2480 US HWY 41 NORTH
Henderson, KY 42420
SUN - THUR: 10A - 6P
FRI - SAT: 10A - 7P
(270) 854-3265

* Room Selections for 2021-22

Students, it's time to start thinking of where you will live for next year. The Office of Residence Life has updated their website with the timeline for signing up for housing for the 2021-22 academic year. You can find important dates and information on the Residence Life website at https://www.evansville.edu/residencelife/housingapplyreturn/applying.cfm. If you need assistance in finding a roommate or have questions regarding the sign up process, please contact Brian Conner in the Office of Residence Life at bc32.

* Student Run Marketing Agency Now Hiring

Our Story: “Embrace Marketing and Communications is a student-run agency that began work in the fall of 2018. Since then, Embrace has served multiple clients throughout the Evansville and Tri-State area, including start-up businesses, all the way to national corporations. Our diverse clientele provides us with invaluable experience to nurture and expand with each opportunity that comes our way. With guidance and leadership from our advisors, Keith Leonhardt and Emily Schuster, our multi-talented team brings fresh perspectives, creativity, and unique skills to every project. Since the beginning, our goal has been to help our clients embrace their full potential because a win for them is a win for us.”

Who: Upcoming Fall 2021 Sophomore, Junior, and Senior Communications or Business majors primarily, but open to all majors

What: Openings in Account Executive, Marketing Strategist, Digital and Social Media Specialist, Creative Director, CFO, Writer, and CEO positions. The description/requirements for each of these positions can be found on the Embrace website, https://embracemarcomm.com.

When: Apply by March 10

Where: Send resume & cover letter to embracemarcomm@gmail.com.

Why: Gain real world business experience while in college! Knowledge that can’t be learned in the classroom is obtained. Join a fun and innovative team of like-minded creatives.

* Departmental Summer Activities, Camps, and Events

When planning departmental summer activities, camps, or events on the University of Evansville campus, please contact Shelby Roscoe at mr410@evansville.edu for current protocols and requirements.

* Bookstore Closed for Inventory

The bookstore will be closed on Saturday, March 6th for inventory.

Congratulations

* D-1 Student Sets Salamander Assist Record

Freshman standout Lily Waddel set the UE school record for assists, notching data for 28 salamanders in an impressive performance at the annual Wesselman Woods salamander migration survey. Under pressure in a challenging rainstorm, and with her team's data sheet drenched, Lily quickly switched to her smartphone notes app preserving crucial data for the survey. Dr. "Coach" Gordon later commented: "it's this kind of perseverance that we try and instill in all of our D-1 Biology and ES students. Lily exemplifies that. It's not often that you can set records while assisting a local non-profit. I couldn't be happier for her."

Athletics

* UE Golf Teams Return to Action on Monday

In what has become a mainstay on the schedule, the University of Evansville men’s and women’s golf teams travel to Jacksonville, Florida this weekend for the Benbow Invitational, which is hosted by Butler University.

Jacksonville Beach Golf Club will host the tournament, which features 18 holes on both Monday and Tuesday. The men will play off of the gold tees, making for a yardage tally of 6,750 while the women will be playing on adjusted tees with the yardage listed at 6,050. A shotgun start will kick the action off each day at 9 a.m. ET.

On the men’s side, the field is consisted of Alabama State, Butler, Chicago State, Detroit Mercy, Drexel, Eastern Illinois, Evansville, Murray State, Purdue Fort Wayne and Savannah State. Joining the Purple Aces on the women’s side are Butler, Eastern Michigan, Purdue Fort Wayne and Southern Illinois.

Evansville’s women opened up the season at the ASU Spring Classic, which wrapped up on February 22. Sophia Rohleder picked up the tournament championship with a 3-round tally of 233. Her low score of the event was a 77 in round two. As a team, the Aces came home in second place, six strokes behind Western Illinois. Alyssa McMinn took third place in the event with a 237 while Mallory Russell took 7th with a 245. Caitlin O’Donnell (14th) and Allison Enchelmayer (17th) also recorded top 20 finishes.

This will also mark the second event on the men’s side. UE took part in the Earl Yestingsmeier Match Play in the second week of February. The Aces finished in 6th place in the event, which saw them take on Ball State, DePaul and UConn. Caleb Wassmer earned a victory and tie in the opening day while Dallas Koth and Spencer Wagner recorded ties. Isaac Rohleder picked up two wins in the event, defeating his counterparts from the Blue Demons and the Huskies.

* Evansville Welcomes in an Old Friend with Weekend Series against WIU

A familiar face will make its way back to Evansville, as the University of Evansville baseball team welcomes in head coach Andy Pascoe and his Western Illinois Leathernecks for a four-game series this weekend at German American Bank Field at Charles H. Braun Stadium in Evansville.

Last Time Out: Kentucky 8, Evansville 5

  • Earning an early lead, the University of Evansville baseball team fell on the road at Kentucky, 8-5, on a late Wildcats rally in a non-conference matchup on Wednesday evening at Kentucky Proud Park in Lexington, Ky.
  • "We just didn't do enough in all aspects of the game to take advantage of the opportunities UK gave us to win the game," said Evansville head baseball coach Wes Carroll. "There were some bright spots with Nick Smith and Drew Dominik on the mound. Also at the plate I really liked some at bats from Borgstrom, Shallenberger and Scherry. I look forward to playing more consistent complimentary baseball this weekend."
  • It took no time for the Aces offense to get rolling as sophomore Danny Borgstrom lifted the second pitch of the game over the right field wall to give Evansville an early run.
  • Later in the top of the first inning, the Aces added another run on a RBI single to left by junior Tanner Craig that scored Beilsmith.
  • Kentucky got a run back in the bottom half of the first as a base-hit moved runners along, scoring one and cutting the Aces lead to one.
  • Evansville would tack that run back on in the third as senior Craig Shepherd grounded-out, scoring Tanner Craig as the Aces lead moved to 3-1.
  • A tricky top of the fourth inning caused some damage for the Aces as the Wildcats scored two runs to tie the game, one coming on a walk and the other on a sacrifice fly.
  • The Wildcats still threatened in the fourth after the two runs were scored, but junior Drew Dominik helped limit UK to just two runs.
  • The fifth inning saw Kentucky takes its first lead of the game at 4-3 on a single to center field.
  • Evansville had an answer in the top of the seventh as the Aces loaded the bases and Craig drew a walk to tie the game again, this time at 5 all.
  • In the next at bat, freshman Mark Shallenberger popped a sacrifice fly to center that scored Borgstrom and regained the lead for the Aces, 6-5.
  • The Aces found themselves in some trouble in the seventh as a two-run double to center field regained the lead for the Wildcats at 6-5 and with more damage still being threatened.
  • Before the conclusion of the seventh, Kentucky added another run, this time via a sacrifice fly.
  • The final run of the night for Kentucky came in the eighth as a runner scored from third on a balk as Kentucky went on to capture the 8-5 win.

Previewing the Matchup: Western Illinois

  • Evansville and Western Illinois are meeting for the 13th time in the all-time series in Friday's series-opener.
  • The Aces lead the all-time series with the Leathernecks, 9-3.
  • Back during the 2018 season, the Aces swept WIU, earning trio of victories by scores of 4-0, 8-0, and 6-3.
  • The Leathernecks come into this weekend's series with a 1-3 record, with their lone victory coming in impressive fashion in an 8-3 win over then-No. 4 Louisville last Friday.
  • Making his return to his alma mater is Leathernecks head coach Andy Pascoe, who played for Wes Carroll and the Aces from 2007-10 and served as assistant coach and recruiting coordinator for the team from 2011 to 2015.

Borgstrom Walks

  • After hitting a leadoff home run in the first against Kentucky on Wednesday, sophomore Danny Borgstrom only bolstered his season at the plate.
  • Borgstrom has hit a pair of home runs, driven in three runs, and also has been patient at the plate.
  • The Morris, Ill. native sits inside the top 50 in the nation in walks, recording 10 base on balls so far this season.

The Evansville-WIU Connection

  • With Andy Pascoe taking over head coaching duties at Western Illinois, the Evansville coaching pipeline to Macomb continues.
  • Prior to Pascoe, WIU's head coach was Ryan Brownlee, and Evansville playing and coaching alum, who spent seven seasons as head coach for the Leathernecks.

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