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Thursday, March 11, 2021

* Faculty Promotion and Tenure

Tenure and Promotion in Rank Recommendations
Appointments Beginning with the 2021-2022 Academic Year

 

The following faculty members have been recommended for tenure and promotion to associate professor by the Promotion and Tenure Committee, the Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs/Provost, and the President of the University of Evansville:

Heather Fenton, Business department.

Dr. Fenton earned her PhD in Business Administration from Florida Atlantic University in 2015 and both her BBA (2008) and her MBA (2010) from the University of North Florida in Jacksonville, Florida.

Dr. Fenton joined the UE faculty in 2015 as an Assistant Professor of Management. She teaches courses in management, including Global Strategic Management, Competitive Dynamics, Managing Global Relationships, and International Business Strategy. Dr. Fenton’s research interests include mergers and acquisitions, interorganizational trust, and strategic leadership.

Bethany Huebner, Physical Therapy department.

Dr. Huebner received her bachelor’s degree in Biology from the University of Alabama in Huntsville in 2006, and her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Indiana University in 2009. She graduated from the ProRehab and University of Evansville’s Sports Residency program in 2010. She is a board-certified clinical specialist in sports through the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties. She has also received her manual therapy certification through Evidence in Motion’s program in 2014.

Dr. Huebner teaches within the area of musculoskeletal, foundational sciences and clinical course work in the DPT program. In addition, she is actively engaged in patient care at ProRehab, PC in Evansville, Indiana, and is the Residency Program Coordinator for ProRehab and University of Evansville’s Sports Residency Program. Dr. Huebner’s research interest is with injury prevention through individualized and group training.

Su Jin Jeong, Public Health department.

Dr. Jeong received a BA degree in Communication and Information Sciences from the University of Alabama. She also earned her MPH degree in global maternal and child health and a DrPH degree in maternal and child health policy, both from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Dr. Jeong has extensive global experience, having traveled to numerous countries in Europe, Asia, and the Caribbean, and has conducted public health research both in the US and in developing countries. She was currently chosen for the University of Evansville Global Scholar Award for 2018-2019 to pursue research and collaborative work regarding post-partum care differences in the US versus South Korea and the implications of that difference as related to infant and maternal mortality. Dr. Jeong is also actively involved in assisting students with conducting their own research and implementing community outreach programs. Her specific research interests involvehealth disparities, minority health, immigrant health, global health, access to care, community health, organizational collaboration, and needs assessment and evaluation.

Ling-Yin Liang, Physical Therapy department.

Dr. Liang received her Bachelor and Master degrees of Physical Therapy from the National Cheng Kung University (Tainan, Taiwan) and her PhD degree in Biomechanics & Movement Science from the University of Delaware.

Dr. Liang’s teaching responsibility is related to neurological rehabilitation. She served as a research assistant at the Institute of Biomedical Engineering, National Check Kung University and teaching assistant at the Department of Kinesiology & Applied Physiology, University of Delaware. Her research focuses on neuroimaging and movement control in children with disabilities.

Jessica Lofton, Mechanical and Civil Engineering.

Dr. Lofton earned a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Evansville, and her MS and PhD degrees in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She has a Graduate Minor in College Teaching. She has Graduate Certificate Programs in Citizen Scholar Certificate and Foundations of Teaching Certificate from the University of Illinois Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning.

Dr. Lofton is a faculty advisor for the Society of Women Engineers and the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air Conditioning Engineers. She is also the Girls’ Camp Director for UE’s Engineering OPTIONS summer camps. Her specialty areas include Heat Transfer, Thermodynamics, and Fluid Mechanics.

Dr. Lofton’s professional memberships include the American Society of Engineering Education, American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air Conditioning Engineers, Pi Tau Sigma Mechanical Engineering Honor Society, Society of Women Engineers, Tau Delta Kappa U.E. Engineering Honor Society, and Tri-State Women in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics.

Katie Mullins, Creative Writing department.

Professor Mullins graduated Magna Cum Laude from UE in 2007 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Creative Writing. She also earned her Master of Fine Arts in Fiction from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, and a Master of Fine Arts in Fiction from Spaulding University.

Professor Mullins has been nominated for both the Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net twice. She is the Associate editor of metrical poetry journal Measure, and she has been published or has work forthcoming in journals like The Rumpus, Hawaii Pacific Review, BOAAT Press, Harpur Palate, Prime Number, Big Lucks, Pithead Chapel, and she was a semifinalist in the Ropewalk Press Fiction Chapbook competition and in the Casey Shay Press poetry chapbook competition.

Kate Schwartzkopf-Phifer, Physical therapy department.

Dr. Schwartzkopf-Phifer teaches within the research, cardiopulmonary and musculoskeletal areas of the DPT program. She received her Bachelor and Master of Physical Therapy degrees from theUniversity of Evansville and her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Regis University.

She completed an orthopedic residency through Evidence in Motion and is a board-certified clinical specialist in orthopedics through the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties. She received her PhD in Rehabilitation Sciences from the University of Kentucky with a specialization in motor control. Her research interests are in injury prediction and prevention, as well as performance in athletes. Dr. Schwartzkopf-Phifer remains actively engaged in patient care at Rehabilitation & Performance Institute, PSC in Owensboro, KY, where she also serves as a faculty member in the RPI and University of Evansville Orthopedic Residency Program.

Kristen Strandberg, Music department.

Dr. Strandberg holds a Bachelor of Music degree in Cello Performance from the University of Minnesota and a PhD in Musicology from Indiana University.

Dr. Strandberg’s teaching and research is driven by her interest in how audiences hear music based on their cultural experiences and frames of reference. She frequently designs assignments, activities, and class trips that challenge students to consider the mindset and values of past musicians, composers, and audiences. Her classes not only examine music in its historical contexts, but also focus on building students’ skills in researching, writing, and discussing music.

Her research focuses on the reception of violin virtuosity in mid-nineteenth-century Paris, examining concert reviews in the press to explore how critics and listeners perceived and discussed these performers. Her recent publications include articles in the Journal of Musicological Research and the Journal of Music History Pedagogy. She has presented at conferences throughout the US and Europe, recently appearing as an invited speaker at the annual conference of the National Chopin Institute in Poland.

 


 

The following faculty members have been recommended for tenure and promotion to professor by the Promotion and Tenure Committee, the Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs/Provost, and the President of the University of Evansville:

Michael Roscoe, Physician Assistant department.

Dr. Roscoe earned his BS degree from Butler University (Biology) and his MS (Biology) from Purdue University. He went back to school and received his second undergraduate degree in Health Science from Butler University and then a second master’s from the University of Nebraska. He received his PhD from TUI University. He is also on faculty with the Indiana University School of Medicine – Evansville.

Dr. Roscoe has been a PA for over twenty years (primary specialty is in emergency medicine). He also has experience with military medicine and has had two combat tours (Afghanistan 2004-2005, Iraq 2008-2009). He has authored over eighteen journal articles and received the prestigious AAPA Paragon award for publishing in 2007. He is actively involved at the National and State levels of P.A. leadership. He is currently on the Physician Assistant Education Association Board of Directors and is the current President of the Indiana Academy of Physician Assistants. He has served on the Leadership Mission Advancement Commission and has been a faculty facilitator/mentor for the Program Directors 101 Workshop for PAEA.

Dr. Roscoe also served on several national committees with the National Commission on the Certification of Physician Assistants. He worked on the Automatic Item Generation test writing committee, as well as the Emergency Medicine Certificate of Additional Qualification test writing committee. Additional items of note are that he has been awarded the Distinguished Hoosier Award from then Governor Mitch Daniels, the Bronze Star Medal during his Afghanistan deployment, and he was the Indiana PA of the Year in 2005.

Peter Schmidt, Mechanical Engineering department.

Dr. Schmidt has a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering in 1986 from the University of Louisville. From Vanderbilt University, he received his Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering degree in 2006, and both his Doctor of Philosophy in Mechanical Engineering and a Future Faculty Preparatory Program Teaching Certificate in 2006.

He is a practicing engineer with over thirty years of experience in total. He started full time in academia over ten years ago, after working in government, manufacturing and consulting. He continues to work on projects in conjunction with industry and other external stakeholders via consulting and through supervision of student work. He has continuously been involved in capstone course delivery. Dr. Schmidt has supervised nearly thirty capstone design projects and has been funded on more than ten external research projects. His teaching experience has concentrated in the area of engineering mechanics and in project-based design courses, where he brings expertise as a practitioner to the student experience.

 


 

The following faculty members have been recommended for promotion to professor by the Promotion and Tenure Committee, the Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs/Provost, and the President of the University of Evansville:

Dan Byrne, History department.

Dr. Byrne graduated with a BA from Notre Dame and received his PhD from Georgetown University, where he worked under some of the most eminent scholars in the area of American foreign policy. He joined the History department in 2005 and has been an extremely active member of the faculty ever since. He studies the history of US foreign policy in all periods but is especially interested in US relations with the Arab world, particularly Algeria in the 1950s and 1960s.

Suresh Immanuel, Mechanical and Civil Engineering department.

From Anna University in India, Dr. Immanuel earned his Bachelor of Engineering in Civil Engineering in 2001 and a Master of Engineering in Highway and Transport Management in 2004. He also earned his Doctor of Philosophy in Civil Engineering from Auburn University in 2007, and he is a 2020 UE graduate with a Master of Science in Leadership degree.

Dr. Immanuel is the Chair of the Mechanical and Civil Engineering department. He is a registered professional engineer and the recipient of the 2018 Dean’s Teaching Award. He received the ASCE Outstanding Reviewer award in 2012, 2014, and 2017 from the American Society of Civil Engineers Journal of Transportation Engineering. Dr. Immanuel has served as the committee member in the national level ASCE Committee on Student Members, Members Communities Committee, and currently chairing the global members task subcommittee. He was involved in many university levelcommittees such as Academic Services Committee, General Education Subcommittee, Curriculum Committee and served as the University Ombudsperson for two years. He is a civil engineering program evaluator for the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc.

Lesley Pleasant, Foreign Languages and Cultures department.

Dr. Pleasant received her BA in German Studies from Dartmouth College and an MA and PhD in German Literature from the University of Virginia. She teaches all levels of German language, literature, and culture, as well as International Film, First Year Seminar, and the senior capstone course for language majors. Her research interests include 19th-21st century German theater/drama (Büchner, Heiner Müller, Franz Castorf), the divided Germany (Sarah Kirsch, Christa Wolf, Wende texts and films), film (especially diasporic cinema), the image of the US in German literature and film, as well as Animal Studies and Environmental Humanities.

Kenneth Steinsultz, Music department.

Dr. Steinsultz holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Music Education from Quincy University from 1991, and Master of Music and Doctor of Musical Arts degrees from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. An active performer, Dr. Steinsultz was a guest artist for the Tuba and Euphonium Association’s Midwest Conference in 2013 and 2015. He also performed at the 2014 International Tuba and Euphonium Conference. He has served as principal euphonium in the Evansville Symphonic Band. He has been featured soloist with the Bend in the River Brass Band (Evansville), the Concert Band of Central Illinois, and the Quincy (IL.) Park Band. In 2005, he was guest clinician for the Association of Concert Bands national conference and performed as a guest artist on the finale concert.

In addition to performing, Dr. Steinsultz has been a member of the Board of Directors for the Evansville Symphonic Band, serving as secretary. He has presented clinics at state conferences in Illinois and Indiana. He is a member of the College Band Directors National Association, National Band Association, Indiana Bandmasters Association, International Tuba and Euphonium Association, and Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia (honorary membership). He has been a member of the Quincy Park Band, Quincy Symphony Orchestra, and Mississippi River Brass Band. He has performed with the Champaign-Urbana Symphony, Danville (Illinois) Symphony, Illinois Symphony of Springfield/Bloomington, and the Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra.

As a conductor, Dr. Steinsultz is a frequent guest conductor of district and regional honor bands. His university ensembles have performed at regional festivals and state organizational conferences, most recently the College Band Directors National Association 2016 North Central Division Conference at Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa. At UE, he conducts the Wind Ensemble, University Band, Aces Brass Pep Band, and teaches courses in applied low brass and conducting. Dr. Steinsultz also serves as music director and conductor for The Spirit of Evansville Sweet Adelines Chorus.

Margaret Stevenson, Psychology department.

Dr. Stevenson obtained a BS in Psychology and a BA in French from Ohio State University, and an MA and PhD in Psychology from the University of Illinois at Chicago. She has published over thirty peer-reviewed articles and book chapters related to factors that shape juror decision makingand the nature of jury deliberations. These research interests are reflected in her 2018 Oxford University Press edited book titled "Criminal Jury Decision Making in the 21st Century: Psychological Science and the Law." She also explores perceptions of vulnerable individuals, including children and minorities, who enter the legal system. Her work in this field is reflected in another Oxford University Press edited volume she published in 2020 titled “The Legacy of Racism for Children: Psychology, Law, and Public Policy.”

Dr. Stevenson has received national grants for research from various divisions of the American Psychological Association, including the American Psychology and Law Society and the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues. She has also been honored with various teaching, research, and service, including the American Psychological Association Division 37’s Section on Child Maltreatment Early Career Award, the APA Division 37 Early Career Professional Award for Service, the Sydney and Sadelle Berger Award for Research, the Arts and Sciences Dean’s Teaching Award, the United Methodist Exemplary Teacher Award, the University of Evansville Chi Omega Professor of the Year, and the UE Alumni Association’s Outstanding Teacher Award.

Tamara Wandel, Communication department.

Dr. Wandel earned a bachelor’s degree from Indiana University (1992), her master (1997) and doctorate (2002) degrees from the University of Albany.

Dr. Wandel believes in experiential education. A former New York director of public relations and journalist, she understands the value of applied skills. She has conducted media research and data analytic projects with several professional sports teams, including the Boston Red Sox, Denver Broncos, and the Utah Jazz. Through her classes – ranging from sports promotions to media writing – she and her students have been awarded grants from national sources such as the Maurice R. Robinson Constitutional Rights Foundation and the 1 For All First Amendment campaign. She is a previous recipient of the MarCom Creative Award, Dean’s Excellence in Teaching Award, and a two-time Society for New Communications Research Fellow.

Dr. Wandel’s research agenda has focused mainly on the areas of social media on branding and behavioral choices, including published journal articles in the Handbook of Research on Children’s Consumption of Digital Media, Driving Customer Appeal Through the Use of Emotional Branding, Journal of New Communications Research, Planning for Higher Education, and the Journal of the Society for College & University Planning.

* 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.

COVID-19 Corner

* COVID-19 Vaccinations for 16 and Older at Ascension St. Vincent

Currently, the Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) has identified the following Indiana residents as eligible to receive the COVID vaccine:

  • Healthcare Workers
  • First Responders
  • Teachers and school staff in pre-K through high school, child care centers, Head Start and Early Start programs
  • Licensed childcare providers, including center-based and family care providers
  • Age 16 and above
  • Specific groups of patients at highest risk of severe illness from COVID-19 who are identified by their healthcare provider are also eligible. These individuals will receive a unique registration link by text or email.

We will keep our patients updated as eligibility and administration sites broaden. Although currently there is no cost to patients for the vaccine, insurance information will be collected.

Vaccine Scheduling

The COVID-19 vaccine is available by appointment only. No walk-ins will be permitted. Once listed as eligible by the ISDH, go to www.ourshot.in.gov or by calling 211 or 1-866-211-9966 to schedule an appointment.

Detailed instructions

  • Go to www.ourshot.in.gov
  • Enter date of birth and attest to being over age 16
  • Enter zip code and Select Ascension St Vincent Vaccine Clinic location
  • Select appointment date and time
  • Complete demographic information including accurate date of birth
  • Confirm appointment

Ascension St Vincent Vaccine Clinic

For your convenience, the Ascension St. Vincent Vaccine Clinic is open 7 days a week and located on the hospital campus in the Manor Auditorium. When scheduling an appointment on the state website, select “Ascension St Vincent Evansville VAX” as site location. Directions: Enter the parking garage off of Bellemeade Avenue, immediately turn left and follow the directional signage to the designated vaccine clinic parking area. Patients should enter the clinic using the doors adjacent to the parking garage. Tri State Clinics patients are encouraged to call our office at 1-888-492-8722 with questions or for assistance with scheduling at the Ascension St. Vincent Vaccine Clinic.

Spencer County Residents

Spencer County Local Health Department
Heritage Hills High School

Perry County Residents

Perry County Local Health Department
Perry County Memorial Hospital

Posey County Residents

Posey County Local Health Department

Illinois Residents

Phase 1A: Healthcare workers, those in long term care facilities.
Phase 1B : Frontline essential workers, residents 65 years of age or older and under 65 with comorbidities.
Phase 1B+ : IL residents 16+ with disabilities or serious medical conditions. Higher education staff, gov workers, and media. Details and scheduling info at: https://coronavirus.illinois.gov/s/.

Kentucky Residents

Phase 1a: Long term care facilities, healthcare personnel
Phase 1b: First responders, anyone 70 or older, K-12 school personnel
Phase 1C : KY residents age 60+ AND 16 and older with serious medical conditions and essential workers
For locations and to schedule appointment go to: https://govstatus.egov.com/kentucky-vaccine-map or call the KY COVID-19 Hotline - (800) 722-5725 for more information.

Should you have any additional questions, please contact Ashley Chipps at ashley.chipps@ascension.org or Stacey Smith at stacey.smith1@ascension.org

Upcoming Events

* Virtual Health Careers Forum 2021

The Center for Career Development and Exercise and Sports Science Club will be hosting the 2021 annual Health Careers Forum on March 31. The virtual event will run from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. RSVPs are required through Handshake and a Zoom link will be sent to join the forum.
A variety of health occupations will be represented on the forum panel. Panelists will include those in Physical Therapy, a Physician Assistant, Medical School student, Vice President of Professional Services, and Human Resources. Join us virtually on March 31 to gain insight into future career paths, hear valuable advice, and make connections!

* Virtual Internships & More Fair This Thursday

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 10 minute
interviews are required.

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

* Pre-Advising Workshops

Pre-Advising Workshops are here! Prepare for your faculty advising appointment.

  • Health Professions and Education Workshop
    Wednesday, March 17th at 2:50-3:50 PM
  • Science, Math, and Engineering Workshop
    Wednesday, March 17 at 4:00-5:00 PM
  • Business Workshop
    Thursday, March 18 at 2:50-3:50 PM
  • Humanities and Social Sciences Workshop
    Thursday, March 18 at 4:00-5:00 PM

Information on joining the workshops on Zoom:
https://zoom.us/j/8566203357
ID: 856-620-3357
Password: 635613

Any major is welcome at all workshops.

Advising Week | March 22 - 26
Meet with your faculty advisor this week. Make an appointment now.

Registration Week | March 29 – April 2
Don’t miss your assigned registration window. Finalize your fall registration.

* 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
* THE HUSTACE WORLD VIEW Paintings by Cedric Hustace

ART EXHIBIT IN KRANNERT GALLERY: THE HUSTACE WORLD VIEW
Paintings by
CEDRIC HUSTACE
February 21 – April 4, 2021
Public Reception for the Artist: Thursday, March 18, 2021, 6:30pm
This exhibit is part of the Emerging Contemporary Artist Lecture Series, sponsored by the Department of Art, with the generous support of the Efroymson Family Fund.

Changemaker Corner

* It's not too late to take a CHANGELAB this semester

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Late Start ChangeLab Courses March 15 to May 4
CHNG 310-8Y1 Transformative Action with Erin Lewis
Deeply explore your personal passions to guide your career and learn how to make change in the community. Hybrid, Online & In-Person Tuesday 2:45PM - 04:00PM, Schroeder Family Bldg., Room 170

CHNG 310-8Y2 ANTI-BIAS with Dr. Rob Shelby
This ChangeLab is focused on anti-bias exercises. Hybrid, Online & In-Person Thursday 02:45PM - 04:00PM, Schroeder Family Bldg., Room 170

Info You Should Know

* UE Theatre Welcomed Stephen Stocking, Actor and Founder of the Artists Financial Support Group, for Workshop Series

Stephen Stocking.

UE Theatre hosted another installment of their 2020–21 Workshop Series on March 7, 2021, with actor Stephen Stocking. In this workshop, students learned more about the complexities of the student loans, how to start a budget, and feel empowered to embrace the uncertainty of their professions while still making responsible financial decisions.

Stocking is an actor, singer and musician, based in New York City. An alum of NYU's Graduate Acting program, he recently appeared in Rajiv Joseph's Obie-winning play DESCRIBE THE NIGHT at the Atlantic Theatre Company and also starred in the world premiere of Joseph's play ARCHDUKE at the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles. Other select credits include: (Film and TV) THE GOOD FIGHT and Z: THE BEGINNING OF EVERYTHING. (Theatre) MRS. CHRISTIE, GREAT EXPECTATIONS, A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM, and EVERY GOOD GIRL DESERVES FUN.

The Artists Financial Support Group seeks to educate student and professional artists on financial self-advocacy, advocate for legislative and institutional change in the cost of artist education, and innovate new ways to manage student loan debt and budget on an erratic income.

* Survey for Psyc246: Parent Relationships and Home Life

Please participate in our short, 5–10-minute survey examining young adults past and current home life and understanding your relationship with your parents. Any adult, age 18 or older, is eligible to participate. For a chance to win a $15 Amazon gift card, please contact us with your email address after your completion of the survey. If your professor is offering extra credit for taking this survey, please email Kalli Britton, Anna Brough, or Haylee Harmeyer your name, your class and class section number, and your professor's name after taking the survey.

Link to survey:

https://uoebusiness.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_bDU63f8xrCLhUSG

Kalli Britton, kb477@evansville.edu
Anna Brough, ab695@evansville.edu
Haylee Harmeyer, hh161@evansville.edu

* Call for Nominations: Dean of Students Leadership Awards

Call for Nominations: Dean of Students Leadership Awards

Nominations are now being accepted for consideration of The Howard S. Rosenblatt “Dean of Students Leadership Awards.” These awards will be presented at the 28th Annual Leadership Awards Reception scheduled for April 22, 2021 (details of reception will follow at a later date). Invitations will be prepared by the Center for Student Engagement.

Awards are presented in the following categories:

  • Student Organization Advisor of the Year
  • Student Organization of the Year
  • Student Leader of the Year

Over 80% of UE students participate in at least one student organization or program. These organizations are successful because of the commitment of the student leaders and the advisors who give freely of their time and support. The recipients of these awards are selected based on their commitment to the University of Evansville as well as the development and success of their efforts within their chosen student organization.

The deadline for nominations is March 26, 2021. Submit your nomination.

Nomination/Application - Howard S. Rosenblatt Dean of Students Leadership Awards

If you have any questions, please contact the Vice President for Student Affairs/Dean of Students office at 812-488-2500 or by e-mail via cb131@evansville.edu.

Thank you in advance for celebrating our student leaders’ achievements!

* International Club is Recruiting Volunteers

Dear Aces,

The International Club is holding an event called International Food Festival on the 26th of March. We are currently looking for volunteers to assist in decorations and setting up for the event. We would be very grateful if you could assist us. Volunteers are more than welcome to stay longer to help. The hours will count as volunteer hours and there will be souvenirs Here's a link you can sign up! Thank you so much in advance for helping us.

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040D4AA4AE2BA6FA7-international

* Deadline Extended: 2021-22 Dr. Marvin E. Hartig Memorial Scholarship

UPDATE: The scholarship deadline has been extended to Friday, May 7.

Family, friends and loved ones of the late Dr. Marvin E. Hartig are pleased to announce the application process for the Dr. Marvin E. Hartig Memorial Scholarship. This scholarship is dedicated to the loving memory of Dr. Hartig, Dean of Evansville College’s Evening College in 1967, and administrator for the Center for Advanced Study, director of the Evansville chapter of the American Institute of Banking (AIB), and the international student advisor. In 1974, Dr. Hartig was appointed Dean of Academic Services. He retired in 1984 after serving his alma mater for thirty-five years and passed away in 2007.

This scholarship will be awarded annually to a deserving sophomore student. Preference will be given to a student working while being enrolled as a full-time student. International students are encouraged to apply.

Eligible students for the 2021-2022 Hartig Memorial Scholarship will be sophomores in the 2021-2022 academic year.

Download the 2021-22 Dr. Marvin E. Hartig Memorial Scholarship application.

Deadline: Please return all materials to the Office of Student Financial Services by April 23, 2021. The decision will be announced by June 14, 2021.

Questions: Amanda Wood, administrative assistant to the Office of Student Financial Services, at aw505@evansville.edu or 812-488-2364

* All-Campus Art Project

Whether you are the next Monet or can only scribble a stick-figure, the Office of Religious Life needs your art! Take a normal old piece of 8.5x11 paper and draw what your spirituality looks like. Is your spirituality a swirl of colors or a single line? Does it look like a place or maybe a person? Is it a moment in time or a journey of many years? We want to see it all! Drop your masterpiece off at the Center for Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion in Ridgeway, and in April, we'll put it together with everyone else's to create a "quilt" for Neu Chapel. Students, faculty, and staff are all encouraged to participate. Contact the Director of Religious Life (jk383) with questions.

* 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.

* Register for Housing for 2021-22

All students can now submit their Housing and Food Service Contract for 2021-22 on Self-Service. All students who will be living in on-campus housing need to submit a new contract for the next academic year. More information about the housing assignments process can be found here - https://www.evansville.edu/residencelife/housingapplyreturn/applying.cfm

* Village Request Cards

Students interested in living in the Villages for 2021-22 should pick up Village request cards in the Office of Residence Life.

The Villages are reserved primarily for students with 60 plus credit hours. In order to apply to live in the Villages, each person in your group must have at least 44 credit hours on file with the University by the end of the Fall 2020 semester.

Village request cards are due back to the Office of Residence Life by 5:00 p.m., Friday, March 12.

More information on the housing assignments process can be found on the residence life section of the University website at https://www.evansville.edu/residencelife/housingapplyreturn/applying.cfm.

* UE Intramurals Now Offering ESports Gaming

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The UE Intramural program is excited to announce upcoming E Sports tournaments provided through Recreation Readiness!

Recreation Readiness invites your esports teams to participate in our FREE spring series and compete against top teams across the country to win cash prizes! For rules and eligibility please contact @ah519 or recreationreadiness@gmail.com.

Games Offered: Valorant, Overwatch, 5v5 Super Smash Bros Crew Battles, 3v3 Rocket League

Schedule:
Sat. 2/27 at 3 pm EST: Valorant ($300 prize pool)
Sat. 3/6 at 3 pm EST: Smash Bros ($300)
Sun. 3/14 at 3 pm EST: Overwatch ($360)
Sat. 3/20 at 3 pm EST: Valorant ($300)
Sat. 3/27 at 3 pm EST: Smash Bros ($300)
Sun. 3/28 at 3 pm EST: Overwatch ($360)
Wed. 3/31 at at 8 pm EST: Rocket League ($200)

http://smash.gg/recreadiness

Registration closes at Noon EST on day of event

Also, you can find updated info at all social media outlets below:
Discord: bit.ly/recreadiness
Twitch: twitch.tv/recreadiness
Instagram: instagram.com/recreationreadiness
Website: recreationreadiness.org

After registering to play, please contact @ah519 for further instructions.

Recreation Readiness Founders - Jason Gant and Mark Comer

* Eykamp Prize: Call for Nominations

The Eykamp Prize was established by Richard and Rita Eykamp in 2015 to honor Faculty Achievement at the University of Evansville. Recipients of the prize will receive an award of $10,000 in recognition of extraordinary contributions to the University of Evansville as University Citizens. Examples of such contributions include deep and successful involvement in recruiting students; expanding the number, scope, and competitiveness of grant funding for their department; bringing positive public awareness to the University through scholarship, knowledge, and understanding of their discipline.

Nominations for the Eykamp Prize may come from any member of the University of Evansville community. Nominees should be tenured or tenure-track faculty members at the University of Evansville who have not received the award in the previous five years. Nominations can be submitted in writing or via e-mail to Dr. Michael Austin, Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost, at ma352@evansville.edu by March 12, 2021. Nominations should include the name of the faculty member and a brief statement of the reasons that he or she is being nominated.

Recipients of the Eykamp Prize will be selected by an Awards Committee appointed by the EVPAA and Provost that includes members of the faculty and staff, academic administrators, and at least one member of the Board of Trustees. The award will be announced and presented at the May Commencement Ceremony.

Previous recipients in the last five years are: 2016 – Dr. Mark Valenzuela; 2017 – Dr. Lora Becker; 2018 – Dr. David Dwyer; 2019 – Dr. Kristy Miller; and 2020 – Dr. Jerrilee LaMar.

Congratulations

* Dr. Sara Petrosillo Named Exemplary Teacher of the Year

Congratulations to Dr. Sara Petrosillo! She was recently presented the Exemplary Teacher Award, which is awarded annually to a UE faculty member.

Sara Petrosillo received her BA in English and Italian Literature from Colby College, and her PhD in English from the University of California, Davis. Her scholarship focuses on medieval literature and feminism and she has published articles on medieval poetry and drama in the Journal for Medieval and Early Modern Studies, Exemplaria: Medieval, Early Modern, Theory, Medieval Feminist Forum, and in a 2018 essay collection, Animal Languages in the Middle Ages: Representations of Interspecies Communication (Palgrave-Macmillan). She is currently working on a book about the cultural influence of falconry on medieval reading practices, Hawking Women: Falconry, Gender, and the Poetics of Control in Medieval Literary Culture. She teaches the first half of the British literature survey, first year seminars, world classics, and early English literature.

* EECS students compete in the ICPC Mid-Central Regional Programming Contest

Congratulations to the students in the EECS department who competed in the ICPC Mid-Central Regional Programming Contest on Saturday, March 6. The contest had been postponed from its usual date in November and was held virtually rather than in person. The Evansville Purple team of Linh Trinh (senior computer engineering major), Munachimso Aneke (junior computer science major), and Ruikun Wang (senior computer science major) solved 4 out of 15 problems to place 30th out of 60 total teams competing in the contest and 2nd out of 9 teams at the University of Arkansas-Fort Smith site. The contest was won by a University of Illinois team that solved 14 of the 15 problems. Their coach, Dr. Deborah Hwang, Associate Professor of Computer Science, said "Considering the difficulty in forming a team and practicing due to COVID restrictions, the team did very well against the large D-1 research schools that fielded multiple teams."

Athletics

* Evansville Begins Postseason Journey on Thursday

A year removed from seeing its ability to play in the postseason end abruptly, the University of Evansville women's basketball team returns to Moline, Ill. for 2021 Hoops in the Heartland beginning with a contest against No. 7 seed Valparaiso at 7:30 PM on Thursday at the TaxSlayer Center.

Last Time Out: Missouri State 85, Evansville 44

  • In its regular season finale, the University of Evansville women's basketball team fell behind early, but battled to close the gap in an 85-44 loss to No. 23 Missouri State on Saturday evening inside Meeks Family Fieldhouse in Evansville.
  • Leading the way for Evansville was sophomore Abby Feit, who finished with 14 points, including a pair of triples.
  • Seniors Jada Poland (nine points) and Lola Reed (seven points) combined for 16 points for the Aces in their final games inside Meeks Family Fieldhouse.
  • The Lady Bears were led by five double-figure scorers with Brice Calip tallying a team-best 14 points.
  • A fast start for the Lady Bears helped Missouri State to pull away early.
  • The Lady Bears scored the first 14 points of the contest and held Evansville scoreless for the first 8:24 of the contest before Feit hit a layup with 1:36 remaining in the opening quarter.
  • Trailing by 13 after the first quarter, Evansville held its own in much of the second period, finding its offensive rhythm and scoring 16 points in the quarter as the Aces trailed 45-22 at the break.
  • In that second quarter, Poland and Reed got in on the scoring, recording five points each in the frame.
  • The Lady Bears continued to score at a high rate in the second half as Missouri State totaled 40 points in quarters three and four.
  • After the Aces hit four triples in the opening half and shot 43% (6-14) from the field in the second quarter, Evansville's offense slowed, hitting just one second-half three and shooting 25.9% from the field in the final 20 minutes in the 85-44 loss to Missouri State.
  • Prior to the game, Evansville honored three seniors in Lola Reed, Jada Poland, and Kayla Casteel.
  • The three have combined to play in 154 games, making 76 starts and combining for 870 points in the white & purple.

Previewing the Matchup: No. 7 Valparaiso

  • Evansville and Valparaiso are meeting for the 21st time in the all-time series wit Valpo owning a narrow 11-9 lead in the series.
  • The two sides last met on Feb. 20, 2021 with Valpo coming away with a 71-56 win at the ARC in Valparaiso, Ind.
  • The Aces last win came in the series opener with Valpo on Feb. 19, 2021 when UE earned a 57-43 win.
  • Evansville is in search of its first win at Hoops in the Heartland since defeating the #3 seed Missouri State, 65-59, on March 10, 2017.
  • Thursday's game with seventh-seeded Valparaiso will represent the first time Evansville has opened the postseason against a team it has won at least one game against, since the 2014-15 when the Aces were the No. 7 seed and defeated No. 10 seed Illinois State, 55-51, after beating the Redbirds in both meetings prior during the regular season.
  • Evansville looks to bounce back offensively after being held to an average of 44.25 points per game over the last four contests.
  • Just two players on Evansville's roster have ever played in a game in Hoops in the Heartland. Junior Anna Newman and senior Kayla Casteel both played in the 2019 Hoops in the Heartland and Casteel played in the 2018 edition of the tournament. The two have combined to play just 46 minutes in the tournament.

Regaining its Rhythm from Three

  • After not recording a three pointer in the series finale at UNI on Feb. 28, Evansville seems to have rebounded and found its rhythm from beyond the arc.
  • In the final weekend of the regular season, the Aces hit a combined 11 triples, recording the fifth-most and seventh-most three-pointers in a game this season against Missouri State.

First Time Meeting

  • This Thursday will mark the first ever postseason meeting between Evansville and Valpo.
  • The two sides have met 20 times in the series, but have never met in the postseason.

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