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Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Upcoming Events

* Senior Art Exhibition 2021 in the Melvin Peterson Gallery

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The Senior Art Exhibition 2021 is on display in the Melvin Peterson Gallery from April 19-May 7 2021.

The exhibiting artists are: Anna Brough, Arleigh Ingram, Rohan Karanjit, Michaela Kunkler, Nicolas Likulia, Sama Matkari, Hayley Tran , and Jake Watson.

Exhibition is open to the public, free, and handicap accesible. Please visit the gallery during the following hours:

Monday, Tuesday, Friday, and Saturday: Noon-3pm
Wednesday and Thursday: Noon-6pm

For further information or to arrange additional viewing times, phone 812-488-2043.

Please stop by and see the wonderful results of their hard work and creativity.

Due to COVID regulations, there will not be a public reception. Masks and Safe-Distancing are required.

* This Week in Religious Life

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.

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 offer services online and in-person.

Methodist Temple (mask required)
8:30am, traditional worship
11am, contemporary worship

Redeemer Lutheran (mask required)
8am and 10:30am, traditional worship

The final Catholic Mass for this academic year will be held on Sunday, April 25, at 1PM in Neu Chapel.

1. Ridvan, the most important Baha'i Faith festival, begins on April 19. Greeting: "Happy Ridvan!"
2. The month-long Islamic fast called Ramadan continues this week. Greeting: "Ramadan Mubarak" or "Blessed Ramadan!"

* Center for DEI Presents: Religion and LGBTQ+

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April is Religious Exploration month at UE! A time where everyone can learn more about different religions we have represented across campus. Throughout the month the Center will host a series of events aimed at creating safe spaces in order to discuss the ways our relationship with religion affects different aspects of our society! Second up we have Religion and LGBTQ+ on April 20th.

Religion and LGBTQ+ will be an open discussion aimed at highlighting the various ways religion and the LGBTQ+ community interrelate. The discussion will analyze the role religion plays in determining the visibility and acceptance of issues faced by the LGBTQ+ community.

Please register for- 20th April: Religion and LGBTQ+- here:

Meeting ID: 937 7731 9746
Passcode: 025362

* BECOMING CENTERED Paintings by Lori Rivera


Local Artist Paints to Heal

Lori Rivera finds that the world nearly disappears when she paints, and she is deeply drawn into the meditative aspects of painting. She loves the healing benefits that painting provides, as she struggles with depression.

At any given time, Lori has a painting in progress on her painting wall in her home studio. Although her roots are in representational painting, she has recently decided to devote the majority of her time to growing as an abstract artist. She sees abstract art as the most fitting genre that allows her to communicate her emotions.

She usually starts with dark colors and then works up to lighter colors in the final layers. She feels this process is symbolic of rising from the darkness of depression and signifies her triumph over it. “As I go through this process with each painting, I am reminded of where I’ve been and how far I’ve come,” says Lori.

She started painting over ten years ago, but her interest in pursuing art as a career was reawakened when she was inspired by artists at Peace Zone, where she served as Executive Director. While working, she painted in her spare time and decided to pursue art full time several years ago.

Lori’s most recent project is creating paintings inspired by music, and she often listens to the music on repeat as she paints. She focuses on how the music makes her feel and communicates that feeling onto the canvas. Sometimes the music matches her mood, while other times the music she chooses is totally opposite of what she is feeling. Ultimately though, she relies on spontaneity and allows each painting to develop organically as each brushstroke guides the next.

Her work has been shown in Virginia, Pennsylvania, Ohio, New Harmony, and Evansville. You can see her work in person at the University of Evansville’s Krannert Gallery April 11th through May 9th. The exhibit, Becoming Centered, overlaps with Mental Health Month, which is during the month of May. The opening reception is April 22nd at 6:30 pm.

The Department of Art at UE offers a wide range of degree programs and areas of specialization in the visual arts. It houses a number of specialized studios for ceramics, drawing, metalwork and jewelry, painting, printmaking, photography, sculpture, visual communication design, and watercolor. The Krannert and Peterson Galleries are also a vital resource for the students, as well as the Evansville area.

Students can receive BFA, BA & BS degrees in a variety of Art Studies: Studio Art, Art and

Associate Studies, Art Education, Visual Communication Design and Pre-Art Therapy. This exhibition is sponsored by the Department of Art with the generous support of the Efroymson Family Fund. The Krannert Gallery is located on the first floor of Krannert Hall of Art & Music.

Please visit the UE website

Or FaceBook Page: University of Evansville Department of Art & Melvin Peterson Gallery

For more information about Lori and her art, visit

These stunning, abstract paintings can be seen in the Krannert Gallery April 11 – May 9

A public Reception for the Artist is April 22, 6:30pm. Masks & Social Distancing will be observed.


Info You Should Know

* Solution Station Wednesday: How's Your Schedule For Fall?

How did registration go? Are you all set - or does your schedule need some more work? Waitlists? Time conflicts? Are you having trouble finding classes? Let's talk! Do you need help with something else and you're not sure who to ask on campus? Come by the Solution Station table in Ridgway from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM this Wednesday and ask! If we don't know the answer, we'll know who does! We're here to help you find solutions to the issues you're facing - with your schedule for next fall and everything else! Let us help.

Questions? Contact Chad Hart at

* Racial Justice Intentional Safe Space

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This will space is meant to be an intentional safe space for those to process recent acts of hate, bias, violence and ignorance. Processing looks different for everyone. Maybe you need some resources or maybe you want to talk about your feelings towards recent acts happening around the country. This is the space for you to process. There will be a representative from Counseling Services in attendance for anyone to talk to and the conversation will be co-facilitated by representatives from the Center for Diversity Equity and Inclusion.

* Pep and Vim Was a Success! THANK YOU!

Pep and Vim, our 9th annual day of giving, was a grand success! We are still counting gifts, but we are happy to report we crushed the 1,854 gift goal to unlock the Alumni Board's challenge gift to the UEvansville Fund!

The support of our campus community, alumni, and donors was overwhelmingly positive. Many areas on campus benefited from the fundraising efforts, and we appreciate the assistance, with not only spreading the Pep and Vim message, but for those who donated their time, talent, and treasures. Together, we did it!

If you have any questions about this year's Pep and Vim, or are curious how you can be a part of Pep and Vim for 2022, please contact the office of annual giving at

Thank you and go Aces!

* 2021-22 Kahn Scholarship Application Available

It was the desire of the donor, Margery Florence Kahn, that her scholarship be awarded to "dedicated and conscientious students who exhibit a true passion for their chosen fields of study, and who, in the opinion of the members of the University of Evansville faculty, are likely to bring the same enthusiasm into the performance of their jobs or the practice of the professions which they will pursue following graduation."

All University of Evansville full-time undergraduate students who will be juniors or seniors in 2021-22 may apply. An essay of about 300 words must accompany the application, along with two to four faculty recommendation letters.

Application is available here:

Completed applications and recommendation letters should be returned to the Office of Student Financial Services by MAY 10th.

Questions may be directed to the Office of Student Financial Services via email or by phone at (812) 488-2364

* #OnlyYESmeansYES: Take the Pledge to Get Consent

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Do your part to reduce instances of sexual violence by taking the Center for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion's pledge against sexual violence. Pledge to always get consent from your partners, be an active bystander in dangerous situations, and to help UE create a safe campus environment.

Sign the pledge.

Encourage your student groups to participate in the pledge. The Student group with the most pledges by April 30th will be featured on the Center for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion's social media pages (Instagram: @uediversity, Facebook: UE Center for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion).

* 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. 

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.

* 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



* Creative Writing Grad Publishes Harlaxton Poems

Recent Creative Writing Grad Jenna Sumpter publishes three micropoems in Southchild Lit. Two were inspired by her travels at Harlaxton.



* Women's Golf Leads the Field at MVC Championship

An unbelievable day on the links has the University of Evansville women’s golf team in the top spot at the 2021 Missouri Valley Conference Championship at Bogey Hills Country Club.

With two out of three rounds complete, the Purple Aces are ten shots in front of UNI.  Team score of 300 and 304 gave UE a 604, which is ten ahead of UNI and 14 in front of a third-place tie between Illinois State and Southern Illinois with 18 holes remaining.

An incredible team effort across the board has the Purple Aces in front.  Sophia Rohleder is on top of the leaderboard with a 2-round score of 149.  Following a 75 to open the championship, Rohleder carded a 3-over 71 to take the lead.  Her score is one in front of a second-place tie between UNI’s Emily Snelling and Faith Belmear from Missouri State. 

She leads a contingent of four UE players in the top 14.  Second on the squad is Alyssa McMinn, who is tied for fourth place with a 151.  While the majority of participants in the tournament saw their scores rise from the first to second round, McMinn did the opposite.  Following a 76, she finished round two with a 75 to wrap up the day in a top five spot.  She is two off of Rohleder’s leading pace.

Caitlin O’Donnell put forth a clutch effort, opening play with her top round of the year.  A 2-over 73 helped her to complete the first day in a tie for 8th place.  O’Donnell carded an 80 in the second round to finish with a 153.  One behind her was Allison Enchelmayer.  Rounds of 76 and 78 gave her a tally of 154, which is in 14th spot.  Mallory Russell got better as the day went along.  After scoring an 85 in the opener, Russell lowered her total by eight strokes, carding a 77 to finish with a 162.

Four UE golfers rank inside the top 14 while just one other team has four ranked inside the top 20.

Evansville’s quest for a championship continues with the final round on Tuesday at 8 a.m.


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