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Wednesday, March 31, 2021

* Lilly Endowment Grant Conversation

Please join us for a discussion about the recent announcement regarding the Lilly Endowment Grant.

Wednesday, March 31, 2021

3:00 p.m.

https://evansville-edu.zoom.us/j/99241911114

Webinar ID: 992 4191 1114

Or One tap mobile:

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* Campus Closed on Friday for Easter Break

The UE campus will be closed on Friday, April 2, in observance of Easter Break. No classes will be held, and employees will not report to work. The campus will reopen on Monday, April 5.

We hope you enjoy the holiday weekend with your family and friends! 

COVID-19 Corner

* COVID-19 Vaccine Panel Discussion for UE Campus

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We invite each of you to please join us for a casual, informative discussion about the COVID-19 vaccine. The Zoom meeting will be held on Wednesday, April 7, and it will be led by panelists who have all received both doses of the vaccine. They will share their overall experience with the vaccine, and they will be happy to answer any and all questions you may have.

Wednesday, April 7th - 3:00p.m.
Join Zoom Meeting
https://evansville-edu.zoom.us/j/97863835985

Staff Panel Participants
Sean Harper PA-C
Dr. Dana Clayton
Erin Lewis
Karen Stenstrom
Jason Cullum
Kevin Smith

Student Panel Participants
Daniel Marsden- PA Program
Allison Zajakala- PA Program
Jessica Ganapathy- PA Program
Noele Crawford- Nursing Program
Sarah Kelley- Nursing Program

Moderator
Brooksie Smith

If you have any questions, please contact Brooksie Smith at bs267@evansville.edu. Thank you for all you do to change the world around us!

Sincerely,

The Coronavirus Task Force

* Warm Weather Mythbusters

With the warm weather approaching, there is some COVID-19 info you need to know. Don't forget, UE is still enforcing the mask policy. You can obtain COVID-19 even after having the virus or getting the vaccine.

FACT: Exposing yourself to the sun or temperatures higher than 25 degrees C does NOT protect you from COVID-19.

You can catch the coronavirus despite hot temperatures. Many countries with hot weather have reported several COVID-19 cases. Make sure you clean your hands thoroughly and avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.

FACT: The COVID-19 virus CANNOT be spread by mosquito bites.

The new coronavirus is a respiratory virus primarily spread by droplets exposed when an infected person sneezes or coughs, or from droplets of saliva or discharge through the nose.

* 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

* Spring Healthy Behavior Challenge

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Sign up to participate in the next Healthy Behavior Challenge-- Bracket Busters! Just following March Madness, this is a group step challenge where those with the highest steps advance to the next round! Sign up today!!-- email ac375@evansville.edu. If you are enrolled in the Universities HRA Health Plan, those who complete this challenge can earn an additional $150.00 in HRA credits.

April 12 - May 21

  • Must have a step counter to participate
  • Track steps daily Monday– Sunday
  • Submit weekly step totals by 10AM each Mon-day of the challenge to ac375@evansville.edu
  • Those with the highest weekly step totals will advance to the next round.
* BSU Game Night

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The Black Student Union (BSU) is having a game night on March 31st from 7-9pm.
We will be playing some games and there would snacks provided.
This is an opportunity socialise and destress during this stressful period.
Everyone is welcome. See you then!

* This Week in Music

The UE Department of Music Streaming Concert Series continues this week with a Faculty Gala, featuring performances by Professors Leanne Hampton (flute), Anne Fiedler (piano), Thomas Josenhans (clarinet), Elizabeth Robertson (oboe), Ross Erickson (percussion), and Alanna Keenan (voice.) The program will feature music by William Grant Still, Florence Price, Astor Piazzolla, and Richard Strauss among others. The stream will be available at the following link on Tuesday March 30 at 7:30 p.m. and will remain available for viewing through the end of the week:

https://www.evansville.edu/majors/music/calendar.cfm

We hope you will join us online.

* Center for DEI Presents: Girlfriend Hour #5

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Listen up people- only yes means yes. The Center for Diversity Equity and Inclusion presents our fifth and final Girlfriend Hour of Wom_n's History Month!

Our fifth Girlfriend Hour will be held on Wednesday, March 31st at 12pm via Zoom and the topic is- 'Listen People: Only Yes Means Yes. An Open Discussion about the Prevalence of Sexual Assault'. Lead by Madeline Bogan from the Albion Fellows Bacon Center, this Lunch and Learn serves as a community safe-space to facilitate stigma breaking, difficult conversations surrounding the prevalence of sexual assault in today's society.

March is Wom_n's History Month! Throughout the month of March the Center for Diversity Equity and Inclusion will host a Lunch and Learn series entitled the Girlfriend Hour every Wednesday around 12pm on Zoom! Please check Acenotes and our social media for weekly topics and links! All identifying individuals are welcome to come, share and learn from our weekly speakers.

Please register for- March 31st- Listen People: Only Yes Means Yes. An Open Discussion about the Prevalence of Sexual Assault- here: https://evansville-edu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJclde2trj0rG9wqKKlUGfIAX2mybPFnA68v

Meeting ID: 938 2450 6118
Passcode: 496461

**Link is not the same for all Girlfriend Hours. Please use the specified link/ Meeting ID and Password listed for the specific week!**

* Friday April 2, 3:30-5, Free Zoom Seminar Dr. Kretz and Dr. Maitra "Philosophy as Lived Practice: Hope and Meditation"

The UNCA Department of Philosophy Presents:

“Philosophy as Lived Practice: Hope and Meditation”

Dr. Lisa Kretz, Associate Professor of Philosophy, University of Evansville and Dr. Keya Maitra, Howerton Distinguished Professor of Philosophy, UNCA

Friday, April 2, 2021 3:30-5:00pm EST via Zoom

Zoom Link is here: https://unca-edu.zoom.us/j/96810753882?pwd=cmdpNElya1ZPM1cyYWUxaXdWUGhrUT09

In an interactive panel, Drs. Lisa Kretz and Keya Maitra discuss practical applications of philosophy that not only support people through hard times but also help bring into being a just, compassionate and humane society/world. They will also touch upon how these engagements impact and shape the discipline of philosophy. Dr. Kretz will utilize the findings of hope theory, philosophy of emotion, and moral psychology to illustrate various concrete methods for cultivating hope to empower positive action and combat despair. Drawing from her work on the epistemology of mindfulness and meditation, Dr. Maitra will explain how a cultivation of mindfulness can support a better world by fostering emotions such as compassion, ability to listen and relational interdependence.

This event is the fifth in the Department of Philosophy’s semester-long series, “Philosophy for Hard Times: A Lens for Contemporary Issues and Events.” All events are free and open to the public.

For more information go to https://philosophy.unca.edu/engage/events-conferences/

* This Week in Religious Life

SPIRITUAL OPPORTUNITIES
1. The Muslim and Christian Prayer Rooms in Neu Chapel are available for use 24/7. Contact the Muslim Student Association for keycard access to the Muslim Prayer Room.
2. The Center for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion now offers a spirituality library, including books from eleven different religious traditions. From Brene Brown to Thich Nhat Hanh, and from Christian bead prayers to self-reiki, there is something for everyone. Stop by the Center's conference room to borrow one for yourself.

CHRISTIAN HOLY WEEK
Due to pandemic restrictions, UE will not offer Protestant worship in Neu Chapel this semester. However, there are two churches just across the street from campus that will offer in-person Holy Week services (masks required).

Maundy Thursday

  • Methodist Temple, 12PM
  • Redeemer Lutheran, 12PM and 7PM

Good Friday

  • Methodist Temple, 12PM
  • Redeemer Lutheran, 12PM and 7PM

Easter Sunday

  • Methodist Temple, 8:30AM and 11AM
  • Redeemer Lutheran, 8AM and 10:30AM (online RSVP required)

RELIGIOUS HOLIDAYS
1. Jewish Passover lasts from March 27-April 4 this year. Greeting: Chag Pesach sameach!
2. For over a billion Hindus around the world, Holi is on March 29. Greeting: Happy Holi!
2. Easter Sunday is on April 4 for Protestant and Catholic Christians. Greeting: Happy Easter! 

* Intentional Safe Space in Response to Anti-Asian Hate

The Center for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion will be offering an opportunity for campus community members to process the recent event in Atlanta and the continual increase in racism towards Asian individuals in a safe and collaborative space.

On Wednesday, March 31, at 5pm Dr. Su Jin Jeong, Assistant Professor and the Director of the Institution for Public Health, will host a Zoom discussion regarding the increase of racism against Asian individuals since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. Dr. Jeong will be joined by Molly Smith, LCSW from our UE Counseling Services to share resources available to students and employees during these difficult times.

We will be asking individuals to register for the Zoom in order to maintain a safe space for everyone.

Register in advance for this meeting:
https://evansville-edu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYuc-mspjkiHdMJYXgDb2aYelyBLeqPJoZr

Meeting ID: 923 4048 2877
Passcode: 277424

The Center for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and Office of Institutional Equity welcome suggestions on ways we can better support our community, and we encourage you to reach out to us at center4dei@evansville.edu or titleix@evansville.edu.
 

* Jampon! A Jam for Pads and Tampons 2021

“A Jam for pads and tampons.”

Jampon is an event to collect menstrual hygiene products to be donated to the YWCA (Young Women’s Christian Association) in Evansville, Indiana. JAMPON is a night full of performances, fun, and art!

The Jampon event will be virtual this year and will be streamed on April 3rd, at 7:30 (CT) on Facebook Live. https://www.facebook.com/events/185037923130992

* Matthew 25 Returns to Student Health Center to Offer Free HIV Testing

Matthew 25 AIDS services will offer free and confidential HIV testing on Wednesday, April 14th at the UE Student Health Center from 9-11 a.m. No appointment necessary.

* 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

Info You Should Know

* Solution Station Wednesday: Registration Is Here - Need Help?

Registration is here! Are you all set? Do you need help with something and you're not sure who to ask on campus? Come by the Solution Station table in Ridgway today from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM and ask! If we don't know the answer, we'll know who does! We're here to help you find solutions to issues you're facing. Let us help.

Questions? Contact Chad Hart at ch299@evansville.edu.

* UE Theatre Welcomed Costume Designer Carla Bellisio for Embroidery Workshop

Carla Bellisio.

UE Theatre hosted another installment of their 2020–21 Workshop Series on Mar. 28 with Carla Bellisio. In this workshop, Bellisio discussed embroidery stitches and methods of their application to facilitate self-expression.

Bellisio is a theatre artist based in New York City. She is trained in costume design and construction technique as well as dance and performance. She earned a BFA in drama from Carnegie Mellon University where she was awarded the Bess Kimberly Award for achievement in costume design in 2004. Her dance training has spanned 14 years of various schools including Alvin Ailey Extension, Peridance, Steps on Broadway, Carnegie Mellon University, and Royal Academy of Dance at Spring Lake School of Dance in New Jersey.

Bellisio has designed costumes for numerous theatre companies throughout New York including The Immediate Theatre Company, Bond Street Theatre, Epiphany Theatre Company, Target Margin Theatre, Slant Theatre Company, Overlap Productions, Will Knot Di Productions, and The Ostara Group. Bellisio studied at the Royal School of Needlework in England, and then studied at the Japanese Embroidery Center in Atlanta, Ga. Her professional goal is to explore ways of supporting sustainable fashion practices.

* UE Theatre Welcomed Taylor Bailey '09, Naomi Iizuka, Joy Meads, Lue Douthit, and Kamilah Long of Play on! Shakespeare for Discussion

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Bailey, Iizuka, Meads, Douthit, Long (left to right, top to bottom)

UE Theatre hosted another installment of their 2020–21 Workshop Series on March 28 with Taylor Bailey ’09, Naomi Iizuka, Joy Meads, Lue Douthit, and Kamilah Long. In this session, panelists discussed Shakespeare’s RICHARD II and the history of playwright Naomi Iizuka’s modern-verse translation. The speakers also discussed the history of the Play on! Shakespeare project and shared the goals for the organization’s future artistic endeavors.

Play on! Shakespeare works “to enhance the understanding of Shakespeare’s plays in performance for theatre professionals, students, and audiences by engaging with contemporary translations and adaptations.”

After graduating from UET in 2009, Bailey spent four years in Chicago where he worked on numerous productions with The Neo-Futurists as the Operations Manager and Education Coordinator. He also served as the program developer and coordinator for Neo-Access, a multi-hinged strategy for diversity and inclusion. Bailey has worked with various organizations as a freelance director, performer, dramaturg, and producer, including First Floor Theater, Victory Gardens Theater, American Theater Company, The Agency Theater Collective, TimeLine Theater, About Face Productions, and others. He also served as the Associate Artistic Director of Sideman Productions in Dallas for two years. Bailey has additional experience as a teaching artist, IT coordinator, and project manager. Currently, he serves as the Associate Creative Director for Play on! Shakespeare in Oregon.

Iizuka’s plays include 36 VIEWS, POLAROID STORIES, ANON(YMOUS), LANGUAGE OF ANGELS, ALOHA, SAY THE PRETTY GIRLS, TATTOO GIRL, SKIN, AT THE VANISHING POINT, CONCERNING STRANGE DEVICES FROM THE DISTANT WEST, LAST FIREFLY, CITIZEN 13559, and WAR OF THE WORLDS (a collaboration with Anne Bogart and SITI Company). Her plays have been produced at theatres across the country including Berkeley Repertory Theatre, the Goodman, Actors’ Theatre of Louisville, the Guthrie Theatre, Cornerstone, Children’s Theater Company, the Kennedy Center, the Huntington Theater, Portland Center Stage, the Public Theatre, Campo Santo + Intersection for the Arts, Dallas Theatre Center, Seattle Children’s Theatre, and Soho Rep. Her play GOOD KIDS was the first play commissioned by the Big Ten Consortium’s New Play Initiative and has since been produced at universities across the nation. Most recent projects include an adaptation of SLEEP, a short story by Haruki Murakami, in collaboration with the ensemble theatre group Ripe Time which was produced at BAM’s Next Wave Festival, the Annenberg Center, and Yale Rep’s No Boundaries series, and WHAT HAPPENS NEXT, a play written in collaboration with USMC veterans and their families, produced by La Jolla Playhouse Without Walls and Cornerstone Theater Company. Iizuka’s plays have been published by Overlook Press, Playscripts, Smith and Kraus, Dramatic Publishing, and TCG. lizuka was named the Berlind Playwright-in-Residence at Princeton University. She is an alumna of New Dramatists and the recipient of a PEN/Laura Pels Award, an Alpert Award, a Joyce Foundation Award, a Whiting Writers’ Award, a Stavis Award from the National Theatre Conference, a Rockefeller Foundation MAP grant, an NEA/TCG Artist in Residence grant, a McKnight Fellowship, a PEN Center USA West Award for Drama, a Hodder Fellowship, and a Jerome Fellowship.

Meads is the Literary Associate and Artistic Engagement Strategist at Center Theatre Group, where her dramaturgy credits include FOREVER by Dael Orlandersmith, MARJORIE PRIME by Jordan Harrison, THE ROYALE by Marco Ramirez, and A PARALLELOGRAM by Bruce Norris. Previous to CTG, Meads was Literary Manager at Steppenwolf Theatre Company and Associate Artistic Director at California Shakespeare Theater, where she ran the theater’s New Works/New Communities program. Meads has also worked with Portland Center Stage, the O’Neill, South Coast Rep, Chicago Dramatists, The Playwrights’ Center, Native Voices at the Autry, New York Theatre Workshop, and Campo Santo + Intersection for the Arts.

In 24 seasons at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Douthit has been the production dramaturg for more than 40 productions, including 15 world premieres (HANNAH AND THE DREAD GAZEBO; HEAD OVER HEELS; A WRINKLE IN TIME; FAMILY ALBUM; THE UNFORTUNATES; The TENTH MUSE; WILLFULL; THRONE OF BLOOD; EQUIVOCATION; DON QUIXOTE; WELCOME HOME, JENNY SUTTER; TRACY’S TIGER; BY THE WATERS OF BABYLON; CONTINENTAL DIVIDE, and THE MAGIC FIRE) and more than a dozen plays written by Shakespeare. She has been co-producer of Black Swan Lab (2009, 2010–2014) and interim director of Literary Development and Dramaturgy (2015–2016). She received the 1999 Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of the Americas prize and is the recipient of The Elliot Hayes Award. She has a M.A. from the University of Arizona, M.F.A. from Trinity University, and Ph.D. from the University of Washington.

Long is an innovative leader and dynamic theatrical professional. Her multifaceted theatre career includes roles as an actor, director, producer, educator, fundraiser, activist, and speaker. She started her career in theatre as a storyteller, which led her to joining the Actors’ Equity Association and becoming a professional actor before completing her undergraduate theatre degree from Alabama State University. Long went on to receive her M.F.A in performance along with a Certificate in African American Theatre from the University of Louisville. Long is a world-class orator, having traveled as far as South Africa to speak and perform. Her experiences ultimately led her to become the current managing director of Play on! Shakespeare. Before that she worked for the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, where she was awarded a producing fellowship and rose from an entry-level artistic assistant to Senior Director of Development. Long is also a proud member of the Board of Directors for Southern Oregon Public Television (SOPTV). She was the founder and CEO of The Black Whole, a multimedia company focused on centering the Black global community through art and storytelling.

* BIOL 107 Offered During Summer Session 1

Biology 107 (4 cr) will be offered online this summer session 1 from May 17-June 18. The lab component will be online as well utilizing web-based simulations. This course satisfies lab science General Education credit (Outcome 8). All majors are welcome! If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Gordon at ng62@evansville.edu.

* UE Theatre Salon Series Welcomed John Milo Train and Liz Coleman for Discussion on Work as Sound/Audio Professionals in the Entertainment Industry

John Milo Train and Liz Coleman

This week’s installment of the UET Salon Series was held on Wednesday, Mar. 24, featuring John Milo Train and Liz Coleman and guest hosted by Sid McCarty ’20.

John Milo Train is currently working as a Sound Effects Mixer for the television and film industries. He handles all sound effects (backgrounds, foley, and specific sound effects) as part of a two-person mix team. He works at Technicolor Sound on the Paramount lot in Hollywood, and he just finished the second season of FOR ALL MANKIND for Apple TV+ and the first season of YOUR HONOR for Showtime.

Liz Coleman is currently one of about ten women working as a sound engineer on Broadway. In addition to being in high demand as a lead audio engineer, Coleman is committed to helping other women and People of Color gain access to the career through her work with the “Sound Sisters,” and by serving on panels and guest lecturing at events and universities around the country. She also serves as a member of the Theatrical Sound Designers and Composers Association. Her first Broadway production as an AI was VIOLET in 2014 and she recently finished working as the audio engineer for THE BAND’S VISIT. Coleman was leading a build for a new production when the pandemic hit last March.

This semester, UE Theatre students will have the opportunity to experience over 25 workshops and salons with various professionals from the entertainment industry.

* Seniors Invited to Submit Essays for Klinger Essay Award

Seniors are invited to submit essays for the George Klinger Memorial Prize for Excellence in Writing Academic Essays. There is no length requirement for essay submissions, and research papers and scholarly analyses are equally appropriate. Essays should demonstrate excellence in scholarly writing. Seniors from every major are eligible.
Format: All entries are to be printed on one side of 8 ½ x 11 sheets, double-spaced. Each is to have a title, and pages are to be numbered. The writer’s name is not to appear on the work, but each submission is to have an attached (stapled) cover page (8 ½ x 11) listing: the title, author, the UE ID number, class rank, and the name of any teacher who has read or heard the work. PLEASE NOTE: NO SUBMISSIONS WILL BE RETURNED

Entries must be submitted to Michelle Lehman (administrative assistant for Department of English) in Room 320, Olmsted Administration Hall. All entries must be received by Tuesday, April 6, 2021, at 4:00 p.m.

* MUS 154 Introduction to Music (Outcome 5) Offered in Summer Session 1 - Online

MUS 154: Introduction to Music will be offered online in summer session 1 (May 17 - June 18). The course will meet two days a week synchronously and two days a week asynchronously. This 3 credit course fulfills Outcome 5 of the Enduring Foundations General Education Program. Please contact Jaley Montgomery at jm269@evansville.edu with any questions.

* Disabilities Background and Culture Panel Recording

The Center for Diversity Equity and Inclusion in collaboration with ABLE (ACES Bettering Learning for Everyone) hosted a Disabilities Background and Culture Panel and Discussion on Tuesday, March 23rd! If you missed the live session, well you are in luck because we recorded it just for you!

You will hear from a group of current UE students from a range of backgrounds and identities. Students discussed their lived experiences and shared how the intersectionality of having a disability, individual cultures, and societal culture has impacted their experiences throughout life.

The panelist include:
Violet Nassri
Scottie Rapp
Imelda Salgado
Shraya Rao
Josie Hayes
and John Sutter

If you have any questions or comments please feel free to reach out to Abagail Catania (ac532) and/or Debbie Brenton (db132)!

* HEERF II Grant Distribution Authorization Now Open

HEERF II Emergency Grant funding is now available. All educationally related expenses are eligible for HEERF II funding and may be applied to current and/or future student account balances. Please be aware that funding is limited, and a valid 2020-21 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) submission is required for grant consideration. Grant recipients requesting a refund must have bank information on file as refunds will only be issued electronically via direct deposit.

Eligible students wishing to claim a portion of HEERF II grant funds are required to submit the HEERF II Grant Authorization and confirm bank account information. The deadline to accept these funds is April 15, 2021.

Congratulations

* Creative Writing Grad Publishes Fiction

UE Creative Writing Grad Jenna Sumpter publishes "How to Survive as a World-Hopper," a short fiction piece, in Selcouth Station. It can be read online.

Athletics

* Late Rally Falls Short for UE Softball

Trailing by four in the bottom of the sixth, the University of Evansville softball team cut the lead in half, but UT Martin countered with two in the top of the seventh to pick up a 6-2 win over the Purple Aces on Tuesday at Cooper Stadium.

UT Martin (18-7) broke a scoreless tie in the top half of the fifth with three runs crossing the plate.  Shyanne Sheffield hit a 2-run home run to left field to cap off the inning. 

Evansville (17-8) had just one baserunner through the opening three frames, but broke through in the fourth when Katie McLean drew her second walk of the game.  With one out, Marah Wood picked up the Aces first hit of the afternoon, but UTM starter Alexis Groet escaped the inning unscathed.

After the Skyhawks extended the lead to 4-0 in the sixth, the Aces got on the board in the bottom of the frame.  Hannah Hood hit a leadoff double before McLean was hit by a pitch.  Haley Woolf helped to advance the runners to second and third before a Marah Wood plated Hood for UE’s first run.  Alyssa Barela added a sacrifice fly in the inning to cut the UTM lead in half. 

A Kaitlin Kelley home run in the seventh saw the UTM lead go right back up to four runs and that would wrap up the scoring with the Skyhawks taking the 6-2 win.

Jaime Nurrenbern allowed three runs in five innings in the start while Izzy Vetter gave up three runs in two frames of work.  UE had three hits on the day with two coming off the bat of Wood.  McLean reached base on all three trips to the plate and scored a run.  UTM had ten hits with Sheffield accounting for three.

A trip to Cedar Falls, Iowa is on tap this weekend with the Aces facing UNI in a 3-game series.  The teams meet up for a doubleheader on Friday and a single game on Saturday.

* McMinn Jumps into Top Ten at Pinehurst

In Tuesday’s final round of the Pinehurst Women’s Intercollegiate, Alyssa McMinn shot a 1-under 71 to come home with a top ten finish at Pinehurst No. 6.

McMinn’s tally for the 54 holes came in at 225 and tied her for seventh place.  Her rally was just two strokes out of the top five.  Caitlin O’Donnell finished second on the Purple Aces squad.  Her final round total finished with a 78 and her 232 put her in a tie for 21st.

Allison Enchelmayer tied for 35th on the leaderboard.  She had her best round of the event on Tuesday, carding a 5-over 77 on her way to a 238.  Mallory Russell carded an 86 in the last round and placed in a tie for 41st with a 244.  After pushing through Monday’s pair of rounds, Sophia Rohleder was scratched on Tuesday.

Evansville remained in sixth place with a 937.  The Aces held off Western Carolina by two strokes.  St. John’s took the team championship with an 897.  They held off Rutgers by one shot.  Tara Bettle from UNC Greensboro was the top individual.  Her 3-round final finished at 213.  She defeated St. John’s Angelica Kusnowo by two shots.

UE is back in action next weekend at the Indiana State Spring Invite.

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