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Thursday, March 25, 2021

* UE Employee Benefit Enrollment Save the Date

During the period of April 5 through April 16, benefit-eligible employees may enroll or make changes in the University’s health, life, long term disability, and dental insurance, and ACES flexible spending account benefit plans. It is the only chance for benefit-eligible employees to enroll or make changes until the next open enrollment period unless you have a qualifying change in status.

More information will be available in the coming weeks.

Employees will have the opportunity to learn more about these benefit changes or to speak with a plan representative at one of the following Zoom events:

  • Monday, April 5 from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
  • Tuesday, April 6 from 10:00 am to 11:00 am

Please contact the Office of Human Resources at ext. 5045 with any questions.

* Senior Video Filming: No appointment needed!

If you're a graduating senior and you missed the first filming session for the senior video, don't worry! A second filming session has been scheduled and will be held outdoors. No appointments necessary - walk-ups welcome.

Senior Video Filming
Monday, March 29
11AM-1PM
Near the Grassy Knoll and Memorial Plaza (look for the video camera!)

A senior video will be shown prior to the Commencement ceremonies on May 8, and we want to include as many seniors as possible! Please stop by to record a short video segment, in which you will be asked to answer a question or two (i.e. what's your favorite memory at UE? or who's your favorite professor and why?)

Because the filming will take place outdoors, you may remove your mask for filming if you are socially distanced and filming by yourself

If you have questions about the video, please contact 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

* Mobile Mammography Coming to UE Soon

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The University of Evansville and the Employee Health Clinic are happy to partner with Ascension St. Vincent to provide onsite Mammography Screenings with their brand new, state of the art, mammography coach! These will be available May 10th and Sept 9th from 9:00-2:00PM. The Mammography Coach will be located on campus next to the Krannert Building--behind the employee health clinic. This preventative screening is a free service for all that qualify. Please click the link below to schedule and see the attached flyer for more details. Email ac375@evansville.edu for additional help.

https://acelink.evansville.edu/Areas/MedicalClinic/MobileMammography/index.cfm

Eligible for Screening?

If you:
Are a female, age 35 or older
Are due for a mammogram
Do not have any breast symptoms or problems
Not currently pregnant or nursing
Have not been diagnosed with breast cancer
within the past 2 years
Have a primary care physician

* 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 event will run from 6:00 to 8:00 pm.

Panelists will represent various healthcare fields such as Physical Therapy, Physician Assistant, Medical School, Professional Services, and Human Resources. Join us on March 31 to gain insight into future career paths, hear valuable advice, and make connections!

Please submit your RSVP by March 26 on Handshake to receive the Zoom link for the forum.

* Pep and Vim 5K

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Calling all Aces!

Pep and Vim, UE's day of giving, is on Friday, April 16, and we’re excited to celebrate UE's Spirit Week with you with an opportunity to participate in our Pep & Vim 5K Run.

This year, the UE Alumni Association is hosting a virtual 5K run/walk to promote a healthy lifestyle while we are all separated during this pandemic. And, by participating in Pep and Vim's Virtual 5K, you'll also be giving back to our beloved university.

The 5K can be completed indoors or outdoors between April 9 and April 16. Participants will enter their times online. All participates will receive an exclusive Pep and Vim T-shirt if registered by April 1*.

We have special pricing for students to make the opportunity more affordable while you run for UE! Your fee includes a gift to the UEvansville Fund and will also count towards the 1,854 gifts needed to unlock the Alumni Board’s $25,000 Pep & Vim Challenge Gift!

On Friday, April 16, Pep and Vim, post a video or picture wearing your Pep and Vim t-shirt on social media using #UEPepandVim and #AcesGiveBack to help spread the word.

Be sure to stay tuned – Pep & Vim is all about inspiring change, so we will be rolling out many different philanthropic opportunities that may ignite your UE passion. Together, with Pep and Vim, we can make an impact while being active and connected across the globe.

If you have any questions, please contact alumni@evansville.edu.

Go Aces!

The Pep and Vim Committee

*Racers who register after April 1 will still get a T-shirt as long as supplies last, but you may not receive it before the April 16.

Register: www.uealumnionline.com/pepandvim5K

* 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

* Make a Positive Change in the World with Changelab

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

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

ChangeLab is for YOU!

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

Here are just a FEW of the 16 ChangeLabs you can choose from for the Fall 2021 semester, including Late Starts!

CHNG 310 Y02 Project Citizen: Students will propose public policy solutions to challenges in their community and learn the process of changing their world.

CHNG 310 Y03 Evansville Adaptive Rowing: Students will impact the community for disabled individuals to be able to access empowering physical activity traditionally not accessible to them.

CHNG 310 03 Community Race Project: Students will read contemporary authors on Race in America and work to develop campus education or programs to create a more inclusive community.

CHNG 310 Latinx Community Health: Students will explore the healthcare needs of the Latinx community and work with healthcare providers to help meet those needs.

CHNG 310 Keep Evansville Beautiful *LATE START*: Students will propose environmental sustainability solutions involving littering prevention. If what students propose works, then their initiative will be incorporated and impact multiple areas around Evansville.

View all Fall 2021 Changelabs

* "COVID Between the Coasts" ChangeLab received one of Leadership Everyone's COVID-19 Community Awards

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“COVID Between the Coasts” ChangeLab partnership between WNIN, Dr. Tamara Wandel in Communications and Dr. Darrin Weber in the Math received one of Leadership Everyone’s COVID-19 Community Awards!! The 26th Annual Celebration of Leadership Ceremony, recognized unique collaborations in the community that stepped up to address COVID-19. This project was one of the recipients.

Congratulations to Steve Burger and Sarah Kuper with WNIN, and our very own Dr. Wandel and Dr. Weber and their students!! Thank you all so much for being willing to take on a project like this. It took a lot of, “Sure, let’s try it!” responses to even get this opportunity to the students, so we are filled with gratitude for that servant leadership spirit. Professors, please let your students know the good news! We are so grateful to all of you for doing this incredible work for our region and stepping up in such a unique way during challenging times.

For those of you who haven’t had a chance to hear the podcasts yet, you can listen to them here: https://news.wnin.org/post/binge-listen-cbc-season-one#stream/0, and also see the incredible data portal where you can learn about COVID in the Midwest here: https://darrinweber.shinyapps.io/covid_between_coasts/.

"On behalf of WNIN, I want to thank the staff and administration at UE for this collaboration. Because of your contribution to CBC, our area will have a robust story and data resource for the historical record of this time. We are in agreement that Drs. Wandel and Weber are rock stars who coached and mentored their students to stretch and learn, creating this lasting record of the pandemic in our area. Perhaps when things open up more, we can have an in-person gathering to relive and recognize this extraordinary experience." - Steve Burger, VP of Radio WNIN

Info You Should Know

* ES103 (Outcome 8) Offered in Summer Session 1 - Asynchronous Online

ES103 (Fundamentals of Environmental Science) will be offered as an asynchronous online course in Summer Session 1. This non-lab course fulfills Outcome 8 of the Enduring Foundations General Education Program. Please contact Dr. Joyce Stamm at js383@evansville.edu with any questions.

* UE Theatre Welcomed Renowned Industrial Hygienist Monona Rossol for Theatre Safety Workshop

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UE Theatre hosted another installment of their 2020–21 Workshop Series on Mar. 21 with Monona Rossol. In this workshop, Rossol discussed the hazards and best safety practices of using materials commonly used in theatrical dye rooms, prop shops, and costume craft rooms.

Rossol is a chemist, artist, and industrial hygienist. She was born into a theatrical family and worked as a professional entertainer from age 3 to 17. She enrolled in the University of Wisconsin where she earned a BS in Chemistry with a minor in Math, an MS in Ceramics and Sculpture, and an MFA in Ceramics and Glassblowing and a minor in Music. While in school, she worked as a chemist, taught and exhibited artwork, performed with University music and theatre groups, and worked yearly in summer stock. After leaving school, she performed in acting roles in Off Broadway theatres and cabarets. Currently, Rossol is President/Founder of Arts, Crafts, and Theatre Safety, Inc., a not-for-profit corporation dedicated to providing health and safety services to the arts. She also is the Health and Safety Director for Local 829 of the United Scenic Artists, International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE). She has lectured and consulted in the US, Canada, Australia, England, Mexico, and Portugal.

* UE Theatre Welcomed Brian Russman, Costume Designer and Associate Teaching Professor at Carnegie Mellon University, for Natural Dye Workshop

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UE Theatre hosted another installment of their 2020–21 Workshop Series on February 28 and March 14 with Brian Russman, costume designer and Associate Teaching Professor at Carnegie Mellon University. In this two-part workshop, students explored safe and approachable dyeing techniques and learned how to pair proper dyestuff to fiber content and utilize mordants in order to obtain the best dye affinity.

Russman has worked in New York City as a design assistant and associate on such notable projects as: THE PILLOWMAN, BILLY ELLIOT, THE WEDDING SINGER, BOEING BOEING, SPAMALOT, FROST/NIXON, ANNIE GET YOUR GUN, Walt Disney’s AIDA, MAMMA MIA!, SWEET SMELL OF SUCCESS, AMOUR, and TOM SAWYER. Russman has also worked at many of the leading New York costume houses including Barbara Matera, Ltd., Tricorne, Carelli Costumes, and Rodney Gordon, Ltd.

Russman’s film and television work include assistant design responsibilities on LIFE WITH JUDY GARLAND: ME AND MY SHADOWS, THE DARK KNIGHT RISES, AMERICAN GANGSTER, DR. T AND THE WOMEN, and WAR OF THE WORLDS, as well as work on THE NEXT THREE DAYS and ABDUCTION. Russman has worked regionally as an assistant designer or a craftsperson/milliner with The Shakespeare Theatre, PlayMaker’s Repertory Company, Goodspeed Opera, Papermill Playhouse, Arena Stage, New York Theatre Workshop, Houston Grand Opera, Santa Fe Opera, The Utah Shakespeare Festival, Chicago Lyric Theatre, Atlanta Ballet, Holland American Cruise Lines, The Alley Theatre, Pittsburgh Public Theater, Second Stage Theatre, and Geva Theatre.

Russman’s costume design work has been seen on the stages of The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey (LIFE OF GALILEO, THE RIVALS, THE PLAY’S THE THING, THE LITTLE FOXES), Porthouse Theatre (AND A NIGHTINGALE SANG, DEATHTRAP), TheDrillingCompaNY (DEALERS), Rattlestick Playwright’s Theatre (BOISE), and PlayMaker’s Repertory Company (MOLLY SWEENEY). Russman is a member of the United States Institute for Theatre Technology and United Scenic Artists Local 829/489.

* UE Theatre Welcomed Brooke Ishibashi, Carson Elrod, Jenny Grace Makholm, and Matthew-Lee Erlbach, Co-Organizers of Be An #ArtsHero

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Brooke Ishibashi, Carson Elrod, Jenny Grace Makholm, and Matthew-Lee Erlbach

UE Theatre hosted another installment of their 2020–21 Workshop Series on Tuesday, March 16 with Brooke Ishibashi, Carson Elrod, Jenny Grace Makholm, and Matthew-Lee Erlbach, Co-Organizers of the Be An #ArtsHero campaign. Throughout the session, panelists discussed the arts, activism, and the group’s work lobbying the United States government to advocate for arts workers in the wake of the pandemic.

Be An #ArtsHero is an intersectional grassroots campaign comprised of arts and culture workers, unions, and institutions in the United States pushing the Senate to allocate proportionate relief to the arts and culture sector of the American economy. Their aim is to make arts workers a legislative priority by highlighting the economic impact of the millions of arts workers–performers, playwrights, designers, ushers, museum docents, administrators, publicists, and more. The movement helped push Congress to extend unemployment benefits back in December. At that time, they had met with representatives from dozens of House members and over 60 Senate offices.

Ishibashi is a fourth-generation Japanese American, who hails from a showbiz family. As a professional actor/singer, she originated the role of “Neary” in CAMBODIAN ROCK BAND and is passionate about exploring anti-racism, social justice, and trans-generational trauma. Ishibashi has clowned with Taylor Mac at The Public, been plucked by DJ Nash and Pam Fryman to star in an NBC comedy, crashed American Idol as a sketch character, “Akiko,” and performed at La Jolla Playhouse, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Geffen Playhouse, Joe’s Pub, and many more. Ishibashi is a core member of Fair Wage Onstage and is a National Councilor for Actors’ Equity Association.

Elrod is a professional actor, organizer, and advocate. In 2014, Carson co-founded the #FairWageOnStage campaign that secured up to 83% increases in wages for Off-Broadway Actors’ Equity workers. Elrod’s career has included major motion pictures including WEDDING CRASHERS and KISSING JESSICA STEIN. His Broadway credits include PETER AND THE STARCATCHER, RECKLESS, and NOISES OFF. Off-Broadway: IMPORTANT HATS OF THE 20TH CENTURY, SHAKESPEARE IN THE PARK, and many more. He has performed everywhere from the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre to The Metropolitan Opera.

Makholm is a polymath Brooklyn-based writer, actor, director, visual artist, activist, and producer committed to creating and participating in intersectional feminist work. Her most recent play, VANQUISHED, was a Eugene O’Neill conference 2019 finalist, 21st Century Voices New Play Festival 2020 finalist, and Jane Chambers Excellence in Feminist Playwrighting Award 2020 finalist. Her musical RELENT was an NYIT nominee for best musical. As an actress, Makholm is most known as the romantic lead in the indie darling COMPLETELY NORMAL (Amazon Prime Video), Tina Cesa Ward’s PRODUCING JULIET (Amazon Prime Video), and the award-winning feature SUMMERTIME IN NEW YORK. Makholm proudly worked for the Knowledge Project coordinating a five-borough literacy, theatre, and mentoring program with at-risk youth. Makholm has co-produced and directed the films HE LOOKS AND LOOKS, ONE ART, and SKIN BALLOON. She co-produced the plays SAVAGE IN LIMBO (with Henry Zebrowski), Tony-award winner Michael Aronov’s Off-Broadway production of MANIGMA, as well as the hit podcast THE BLONDES.

Erlbach is a writer, actor, and labor activist from Chicago and New York. He has written for WE ARE THE CHAMPIONS and GYPSY (Netflix), MASTERS OF SEX (Showtime), as well as for WWE, Nickelodeon, and MTV. As a playwright, his latest play, THE DOPPELGÄNGER (An International Farce), starring Rainn Wilson and directed by Tina Landau premiered at Steppenwolf Theatre in Chicago, where he is currently developing a new play with Artistic Director Anna D. Shapiro. He has received support from the National Endowment for the Arts, Laurents/Hatcher Foundation, Elizabeth F. Cheney Foundation, Puffin Foundation, was a member of Ars Nova’s Play Group, MVMNT Theatre’s Play Group, and is a HUMANITIS New Voices recipient. He also works with various homeless organizations and Habitat for Humanity.

* Mental Health Mythbuster

MYTH: Personality weaknesses or character flaws cause mental health problems.

Mental health problems are not affected by being "lazy" or "weak". Many factors contribute to mental health problems like genes, physical illness, injury, brain chemistry, trauma, abuse, and family history.

* Deadline Extended to March 29 to Submit Abstracts for UE Student Research and Honors Symposium

The deadline to submit an abstract for the 2021 UE Student Research and Honors Symposium has been extended to Monday, March 29. The event, which is scheduled for Wednesday, April 14, will showcase the scholarly activities of students of diverse disciplines across UE’s campus, including the graduating seniors of the Honors Program. This year’s symposium will be conducted via Zoom. All students are invited to apply to participate by submitting an abstract for their papers. For more information or to submit an abstract, please visit: https://www.evansville.edu/undergraduateresearch/student-research-symposium.cfm

Contact Jayme Williams at jw504@evansville.edu with any questions.

* SOC 105 (Gen. Ed. Outcome 9) offered during Summer 1 - online

Sociology 105: Introduction to Sociology is being offered as an asynchronous online course for Summer 1 Session (May 17 - June 18). Soc 105 fulfills 3 hours of the General Education Outcome 9 requirement. If you have any questions, please contact Kevin Gray at kg70@evansville.edu

* Financial Aid for Summer Courses

If you are an undergraduate or graduate student seeking financial aid or intending to use loan funds for summer courses at UE, please complete a Summer Financial Aid Application and return to the Office of Student Financial Services (Olmsted 105) however is most convenient. The application will allow our office to assess your aid and loan eligibility. 

Work-Study:
On-campus jobs are available for continuing UE students during the summer. You do not need to be eligible for need-based Federal Work-Study during the academic year in order to apply. You may also apply regardless of your enrollment in summer courses. Applications are available within the Student Employment area of WebAdvisor.

* Interested in Helping Professions, Non-profits, or Human Services?

Virtual Career Connections: Helping Professions/Non-Profits/Human Services is on March 25th from 4:00-5:15 pm.

Non-profit careers can be very rewarding. Come talk to experienced professionals and see what opportunities may await you!

Helping professions and human services are vital aspects of our community. If you are considering a helping field as a career, don’t miss this opportunity to see what it takes to get started and how to be successful.

Students looking for an internship or volunteering opportunity should not miss this event!

The first 20 students who register and attend receive their choice of a FREE Chick-Fil-A fry or UE Coffee Mug! Register on Handshake today! https://evansville.joinhandshake.com/events/704007

* 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

* 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.

* 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

* Submit your 2021-2022 FAFSA

File the 2021-22 FAFSA by April 15 at https://www.fafsa.ed.gov

Continuing students should file the 2021-22 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to apply for federal, state and University need-based financial aid, including all federal student loans. UE's FAFSA code is 001795.

Filing by April 15 is essential for Indiana residents to receive state aid, and highly recommended for all.

Questions regarding the FAFSA should be directed to the Student Financial Services (Olmsted Administration Hall, Room 105) at 812-488-2364.

Athletics

* McLean and Hood combine for 6 RBI in win over SIUE

Katie McLean and Hannah Hood recorded three RBI apiece to help the University of Evansville softball erase a 4-0 deficit to take a 9-5 victory over SIU Edwardsville on Wednesday evening at Cooper Stadium.

With the Purple Aces (14-7, 2-1 MVC) trailing by a pair, McLean hit a single to shallow center that knotted the game at 4-4.  An inning later, it was Hood coming through with the big hit.  After SIUE (2-13) scored to take a one run lead, Hood belted a double to right-center that proved to be the game-winner.  As a team, UE recorded nine runs on nine hits.  McLean, Marah Wood and Lindsay Renneisen had two hit apiece while Renneisen scored two runs.

In the circle, Izzy Vetter made the start, throwing a scoreless three frames while striking out four.  Megan Brenton tossed a single frame before Erin Kleffman picked up her second win of the year, going the final three innings while allowing one run on two hits.  The Cougars posted four hits in the contest.

Neither team recorded a hit until the fourth inning when SIUE posted a pair of hits on their way to four runs.  Two hits and an error helped them jump out to a 4-0 lead.  Eryn Gould was hit by a pitch in her opening two at-bats of the game before Marah Wood notched the first Evansville hit of the game to lead off the bottom half of the fourth.  Lindsay Renneisen added a 1-out bunt single in the frame before a single by Bella Coffey brought home the first run of the game.

Hannah Hood added a sacrifice fly before Katie McLean tied the game with a bases loaded 2-run single.  The Cougars wasted little time jumping back in front, scoring once more in the fifth, but Evansville countered with a rally of its own.  Another Wood hit was followed by a Jenna Lis walk.  That brought Renneisen to the plate, who laid down a perfect bunt to load the bases.  With one out, Hannah Hood delivered a 2-RBI double that put the Aces back in front by a 6-5 tally.

Alyssa Barela, McLean and Haley Woolf each had RBIs that extended the UE lead to 9-5 and reliever Erin Kleffman shut SIUE down from there on the way to her second win of the season. 

Evansville continues its homestand with a 3-game series against Valparaiso on Saturday and Sunday at Cooper Stadium.

* Women's Soccer Picks Up Result Against Valpo

After two weeks off the University of Evansville women’s soccer team picked up a double overtime, 0-0, draw against Valparaiso, Wednesday at Arad McCutchan Stadium.

The Purple Aces looked sharp on both sides of the pitch, but where not able to find the back of the goal. UE put up 10 shots, outshooting the opponent for the first time this season, while holding Valpo to just four total shots.

Evansville came out hot in both halves, recording five shot attempts with one on goal in the first half and four in the second.
Emily Ormson recorded two shot attempts, which included a missed penalty kick at the 66-minuite mark. Monique Landrim also added two shot attempts in her 46 minutes of action.

The Aces defense continued the lockdown mentality and stretched their streak of holding teams scoreless to 342 minutes.

Evansville schedule to next take on Drake at 1 p.m. CT on March 28 in Des Moines, Iowa. 

* Anna Lowry Named to MVC Scholar-Athlete Team

After a fourth-place finish at the 2020-21 MVC Championships, University of Evansville senior Anna Lowry has been named to the Missouri Valley Conference Scholar-Athlete team, it was announced in a release from the Conference office on Wednesday.

Lowry finished the championship 5k in a time of 17:35.6, while capturing all conference honors for the second-straight season. The Taylorville, Ill. native picks-up her second-straight scholar-athlete honor after accumulating a 3.79 GPA in athletic training.
Scholar-Athlete honors require athletes to meet performance standards, as they must finish among the first 20 runners at the conference championship and hold at least a cumulative 3.3 GPA and be a sophomore in athletic and academic standing to earn a spot on the MVC Scholar-Athlete team.
29 women's and men's student-athletes met the criteria. Both Elite 17 Award Recipients are represented on the two teams. Loyola had the most on the women's side with five women, while Illinois State had the most on the men's side with six.

In The News

* Students and Professors Collaborate on Scholars for Syria Journal Publication

The article "Global Citizenship Education and Scholars for Syria: A Case Study" has been accepted and is forthcoming in the journal "Teaching Ethics" and was a collaboration between the following students and professors:

  • Lisa Kretz
  • Kristen Fowler
  • Kendra Mehling
  • Gail Vignola
  • Jill Griffin

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