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Wednesday, April 28, 2021

* Faculty Receive Teaching Certificates and Awards

The Eykamp Center for Teaching Excellence offers certificates to faculty members who meet the requirements of engagement and participation in ECTE sponsored events.

Congratulations to the following faculty who earned a certificate or award for the 2020-2021 academic year, demonstrating exceptional dedication to pedagogy.

New Faculty Engagement Certificate:
Michele Ardigo
Melissa Fitch
Omid Khormali

Teaching Development Certificate:
Lisa Hale
Kristina Hochwender
Alison Jones
Demian Kogutek
Diana Rodríguez Quevedo

Leadership in Teaching Excellence Award:
Awarded annually to one faculty member demonstrating exceptional dedication to pedagogy through ECTE activities.
Lisa Hale


COVID-19 Corner

* Vaccine Mythbuster

MYTH: You don’t need to get the vaccine if you’ve already had COVID

FACT: Those who already had COVID-19 should get vaccinated. Duration of immunity from natural infection of the virus is not known and people have reported obtaining COVID-19 twice. There are different strains of the virus and the CDC recommends getting the vaccine due to severe health risks and the possibility of re-infection.

* 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 or by calling 211 or 1-866-211-9966 to schedule an appointment.

Detailed instructions

  • Go to
  • 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:

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: or call the KY COVID-19 Hotline - (800) 722-5725 for more information.

Should you have any additional questions, please contact Ashley Chipps at or Stacey Smith at


Upcoming Events

* This Week in Music

The UE Department of Music Streaming Concert Series continues this week with two performances. On Tuesday, April 27 at 7:30 p.m., we will be live streaming our annual Gumberts Award Competition. This special event features three graduating senior music majors chosen by the Music Faculty based on excellence in performance. This year’s soloists are soprano Hannah Hunt, flautist Jessica Smith, and clarinetist Ashley Workman. All three soloists are graduating music therapy majors. The performance will be adjudicated by three guest judges and the winner of the Gumberts Award will be announced at the end of the live stream.

Then, on Sunday, May 2 at 4:00 p.m., the student musicians of the UE Symphony Orchestra and UE Wind Ensemble will be presenting their final recorded performance of the year. Highlights of the program will be a special arrangement of the first movement of Mahler’s Fifth Symphony, Paul Hindemith’s March from Symphonic Metamorphosis, and the Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 by J. S. Bach featuring faculty soloists Leanne Hampton, Jia-Rong Gan, and Robert Nicholls. The UE Symphony Orchestra is conducted by Chun-Ming Chen and the Wind Ensemble is conducted by Kenneth Steinsultz.

All concert links can be found at: We hope you will join us online.

* Free Paper Shredding on Friday, April 30

Free off-site paper shredding by Piranha Mobile Shredding will return to campus once again April 30 (Reading Study Day) from 9:00 a.m.-noon. All UE students, faculty, staff, and alumni can take advantage of this free service by bringing paper to the Piranha truck in Koch Center for Engineering and Science parking lot. Paper will be shredded off-site. We will place bins along the parking lot to allow each person to empty their own material for a no contact approach.

So, if mounds of paper are taking over your office, home, or room, this is the time to gather those old files, receipts, cancelled checks, tax forms, etc. No need to take out the staples or paper clips. Avoid identity theft by having confidential information permanently destroyed.

Please - no telephone books, magazines, or newspapers. Also, please note that there is a 100-pound paper limit per visit (number of visits is not limited).

* 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.


Changemaker Corner

* Congratulations 2021 UE Leadership Award Recipients! Emerging Changemaker Award & Changemaker of the Year Award

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Congratulations 2021 UE Leadership Awards Recipients!
Emerging Changemaker Award
Changemaker of the Year Award

The University of Evansville is an Ashoka Changemaker campus, one of fewer than 50 in the entire world and the only one in Indiana. The Center for Innovation & Change is here to provide our students an opportunity to change their world, and each year, hundreds of students all across campus take part.

The first award we presented is the Emerging Changemaker Award. It is designed to recognize students new to UE who jump in to serve their communities. This year, it is a shared award between two freshmen who took the Transformative Action ChangeLab their first semester on campus, conducted original research, and designed a mindfulness trail that will bring health and peace to all who enjoy it. It’s our great pleasure to recognize UE Fellows Leairra Carter and Yuritzi Vargas as joint recipients of the Emerging Changemaker Award!

The second award we presented is the Changemaker of the Year Award. This is award is designed to recognize sustained work on a project that is transformative for the community, whether on campus or off. The student receiving this award has been working on his project for 3 years now, even before he came to UE. He started as a participant in the High School Changemaker Challenge, kept working on his idea in ChangeLab his first semester, and recently broke ground on what will be a city-block sized park downtown for all to enjoy. We are so honored to recognize our good friend Robert Lopez as Changemaker of the Year!


Info You Should Know

* Summer Work Study Available

Several Departments seeking students to fill available work-study jobs for the summer. Students are not required to be enrolled in summer classes to participate. Positions are available to all continuing undergraduate students returning for the Fall Semester. View and apply for open positions on WebAdvisor under Student Employment.

* Apply Now for Summer Work Study Position in Residence Life

Apply now for a part-time (up to 35 hrs/week) position in Residence life! Student must be available to work between 8:00AM and 5:00PM on regular business days, Monday through Friday. Ideal for student who may be taking summer courses as we offer flexibility around your class schedule. The applicant should have general clerical skills, as the position entails answering phone calls, composing and sending emails, and running errands for Res Life staff. See job posting on WebAdvisor to apply.

* Biology 107 Summer Lab Science

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

* Students: Share your thoughts on the Spring 2021 semester!

With the spring semester ending soon, the Coronavirus Task Force wants to know how the campus supported you during this time – and how we can improve. We’d like to know about:

  • Your overall educational experience while taking in-person or online classes
  • Your emotional health and wellness
  • Your attitudes and actions toward the COVID-19 vaccine

Share your thoughts in this survey:

The survey takes 10-15 minutes to complete, and all responses will remain anonymous unless you provide an email for follow-up.  Please complete the survey by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, May 7.

With your feedback, the University of Evansville can better focus necessary efforts and resources to ensure a safe and successful Fall 2021 semester.

Thank you for your help!

* April 30th Obsolete Electronics Recycling - Hale Loop Drive from 9:00 a.m. - Noon

Students and employees (faculty, administrators and staff) can bring the following personal, obsolete electronic equipment to be recycled at no cost:
• LCD displays, LCD TV’s and LCD monitors, computers, printers, fax machines, laptops, cell phones, PDAs, cables, circuit boards, connectors, electrical equipment, audio video equipment, DVD players, stereos, radios, calculators, speakers, VCRs. Small quantities of batteries will be accepted provided they are not swollen or leaking.

The following items will NOT be accepted:
• CRT TV’s and CRT computer monitors
• Fluorescent light bulbs (including compact bulbs), refrigerators, freezers, microwaves, stoves, vacuum cleaners, dehumidifiers, leaking or swollen batteries and any other items C&I deems unallowable
• Electronics owned by the University.
NOTE: The cost of processing CRT TV’s and CRT computer monitors has increased significantly, and the University is no longer able to cover these items. However, these items may be brought to the following location:

- C&I Electronics located at 1700 N Lafayette Ave, Evansville, IN 47711 Monday – Friday from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
For more information or questions contact Amber Elkins at ae152 or 2697.


* Dr. Bethany Huebner is Featured Speaker for ANEW Evansville Women Network

Bethany Huebner.

Dr. Bethany Huebner, Physical Therapy Chair and Professor, will be the guest speaker at the ANEW luncheon on April 28th. Dr. Huebner is regularly asked to provide professional development and support training to UE faculty and local leaders.

This workshop will outline 3 key ways to provide effective feedback and boost your ability to help others learn and grow.

A Network of Evansville Women (ANEW) is an organization designed to assist the advancement of women to equal participation in business, industry, and the professions, to foster a favorable climate for women entrepreneurs, and to encourage women to assume greater leadership roles within the business community.

* University of Evansville Theatre's ZOOMBOX Series Presents RED BIKE

The University of Evansville Theatre presents RED BIKE, by Caridad Svich, at 7:30 p.m., Fri., April 30, and Sat., May 1, as part of ZOOMBOX, a student-directed play series on the online platform Zoom.

This Obie Award-winning playwright kicks off her seven-play “American Psalm” cycle with RED BIKE, a funny, thought-provoking meditation on suburban capitalism—told through the eyes of an 11-year-old child. In a small Midwestern town, a bike offers true freedom to a kid and encourages them to push past the boundaries of their community and expand their imagination. Leaping through time and memory, this poetic and poignant new play offers a child’s glimpse into the erosion of the “American Dream.” And, yes, while children may worry and fret about this adult topic, they also offer us hope with their resiliency and their capability to also sing and dance with unabashed joy. It just may make you miss your own childhood red bike!

Julia Veiga, a senior theatre education major, from Flowery Branch, Ga., directs RED BIKE; Brandi Borchers, a sophomore design and technology major, from Portland, Ore., is the Zoom environmental designer; Joy Weidenhamer, a junior theatre studies major, from Omaha, Neb., is the costume designer/stylist; Kyla Clift, a junior performance major, from Arlington, Texas, is the dramaturg; and Lauren Ward, a senior stage management major, from Fort Worth, Texas, is the stage manager.

The cast features David Akinwande, a sophomore performance major from Houston, Texas and Marie Reilly, a sophomore performance major, from Spring Hill, Fla.

RED BIKE was first produced as a National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere by Pygmalion Productions (UT), Know Theatre of Cincinnati (OH), Simpatico Theatre (PA), and Wilbury Theatre Group (RI). For more information, please visit RED BIKE was developed in association with The Lark, New Dramatists, and Chaskis Theatre (London).

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

* Summer Work Study Position Available in Student Financial Services

Looking for extra summer income? Student Financial Services is looking for a summer student worker. Clerical assistant position available for an undergraduate student enrolled full time for the fall 2021 semester. Position is 28 hours per week and entails general office tasks, no experience needed. See job posting on Webadvisor to apply.

* Dr. Angie Wooton, Melissa Rea, Dr. Joni McFelea, and Joan Fedor-Bassemier Present Interprofessional Project at Research Conference

Dr. Angie Wooton, Melissa Rea, Dr. Joni McFelea, and Joan Fedor-Bassemier presented an interprofessional research project on, "Interprofessional Communication and Teamwork," at the University of Southern Indiana Research and Evidence-
Based Practice Performance Improvement Conference on April 22, 2021. This project focused on effective communication and teamwork between Nursing and Physical Therapy Assistant students. Implications for healthcare professionals included interprofessional simulation experiences can reduce faculty workload and improve communication between disciplines. 

* New Leave Request Procedures

Effectively immediately, the University of Evansville will transition to an online Leave Request Form Beginning May 3, 2021, any old leave request forms received will be sent back to the employee so that they can submit the new form.

Any paper leave requests made previously will still be processed and do not need to be resubmitted in the new form. Paper forms and emailed forms will not be accepted after April 30, 2021.

Employees who request vacation or sick time will need to complete the new online Leave Request Form. Please be sure to include your supervisor’s name and UE email address for their review. Once you submit your request, the form will go to your supervisor for their approval.

Supervisors should ensure the Leave Request Form has been completed properly by the employee before approving the request. To approve the leave request, simply click approved and submit.

This form can also be found in the MyUE portal under Human Resources Vacation and Other Leave forms.2021-04-0134-A2021-04-0134-A

* April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. The Center for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and the Office of Institutional Equity are providing multiple opportunities for members of the campus community to get involved and stand up against sexual violence.

Sign the University’s Pledge to Get Consent. The University of Evansville defines consent as “a voluntary, informed and freely-given agreement, communicated though mutually-understandable words and/or actions , to engage in agreed-upon Sexual Contact, Sexual Intercourse, Sexual Exploitation, or other sexual activity.” By participating in this pledge, you are agreeing to make sure all of your sexual encounters are fully consensual. Sign the Pledge here: The link is live for the entire month of April; the student group or team with the most pledges will be featured on the Center’s social media pages.

On Monday, April 26th; join us for Bystander Intervention Training from 6-7pm. CDEI intern Katie Vinci, who is trained through It’s On Us to provide bystander training will take us through steps on how to appropriately and safely intervene when you witness someone being harassed. Register for the Zoom training here:

On Tuesday the 27th, the Center has partnered with the Students for Gender Violence Awareness at USI to bring nationally renowned speaker Vankayla Haynes for a Zoom presentation. Haynes will be speaking about sexual assault and marginalized communities. The presentation runs from 6-7pm and can found here:

Wednesday, April 28th is Denim Day. Wear denim in support of survivors of sexual violence and to bring awareness to sexual assault.

On Thursday the 29th, join us as we speak to a panel of experts in the UE and Evansville community about sexual assault on college campus and the resources available to individuals who have experienced an assault. Join individuals from Institutional Equity, Counseling Services, Public Safety, Albion Fellows Bacon Center, the Prosecutor’s Office, Evansville Police Department, and Deaconess Hospital as they discuss sexual assault. Register for the panel here:

* 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).

* Sexual Assault Awareness Month / Religious Exploration Month Challenge


The month of April highlights Sexual Assault Awareness Month and Religious Exploration Month. Join the UE SAAM/REM Challenge sponsored by the Center for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion! In this challenge you will find 30 ways for 30 days of religious exploration and sexual assault awarness to actively learn, engage, support, communicate with individuals across the religion spectrum and survivors of sexual assault, while also breaking the stigma surrounding religion and sexual assault awareness. Items listed in the challenge can be done personally or in a social group! Join the Center in one of our many events for the month focused on religion or sexual assault awareness, research the origins and culture of Denim Day and/ or grab a friend and reflect about what religion means to you. However and whatever you do for the #SAAM/REMChallenge, challenge yourself!

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

To make it extra fun, share what you're doing on social media and be sure to tag us!

Instagram: @uediversity Facebook: UE Center for Diversity Equity and Inclusion

Sexual Assault Awareness Month and Religious Exploration Month Task List

  • Watch a documentary on sexual assault and have an open discussion
  • Engage in productive discussions about consent and its importance in the campus environment
  • Sign the consent pledge hosted by the CDEI
  • Learn about UE’s Title IX policy and locate the Title ix officer on campus
  • Host a trivia night on sexual assault resources (Resources available at
  • Donate/volunteer/ support a charity aimed at raising sexual assault awareness Ex. Albion
  • Uplift survivors of sexual assault by breaking the stigma and starting the conversation
  • Research and learn about the spectrum of sexual assault
  • Learn about local resources available to survivors of sexual assault
  • Learn about the significance of Denim Day
  • Learn about the common misconceptions and realities surrounding the prevalence of sexual assault
  • Call out and have discussions about bad behaviors in people you know
  • Research the way in which sexual assault affects people of different identities
  • Break the stigma surrounding men identifying surviorvs of sexual assault by having open conversations
  • Attend Sexual Assault Awareness Week events on campus
  • Visit New Chapel on UE Campus
  • Read a biography or autobiography of an influential religious figure
  • Learn about the various religious holidays
  • Research UE’s commitment to religious enlightenment/education
  • Donate/volunteer for a religious affiliated charity
  • Host/participate in a trivia on world religions
  • Try practicing silence through meditation and spending time outdoors to appreciate nature
  • Visit online museums to celebrate/appreciate religious art
  • Learn about different religious origin stories
  • Reflect on your personal biases towards other religions
  • Research different important/famous religious cites/monuments around the world
  • Visit the Candles Holocaust Museum & Education Center
  • Learn about current issues/ stereotypes surrounding different religious societies
  • Participate in center for DEI events for Religious Exploration month
  • Talk to others about your personal experiences with religion and learn about theirs
* 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 or 812-488-2364



* Mechanical Engineering Seniors Inducted into Order of the Engineer

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Congratulations to the newest members of the Order of the Engineer!

Mechanical Engineering seniors from the Class of 2021 were invited to join the Order of the Engineer as they prepare to enter the engineering profession. Recent graduates from the Class of 2020 were also invited to participate in a virtual induction ceremony as young engineering professionals. Details of the Order from the organization's website are included below.

The Order of the Engineer was initiated in the United States to foster a spirit of pride and responsibility in the engineering profession, to bridge the gap between training and experience, and to present to the public a visible symbol identifying the engineer. At the induction ceremony, engineers are invited to accept the Obligation of the Engineer and a stainless steel ring. The Order fosters a unity of purpose and the honoring of one’s pledge lifelong. The Obligation is a creed similar to the oath attributed to Hippocrates (460-377 B.C.) that is generally taken by medical graduates and which sets forth an ethical code. The Obligation likewise, contains parts of the Canon of Ethics of major engineering societies. Initiates, as they accept it voluntarily, pledge to uphold the standards and dignity of the engineering profession and to serve humanity by making the best use of Earth’s precious wealth.

* Audrey Cuellar receives the Distinguished Senior Award of the International Studies Program

Audrey L. Cuellar has been awarded the 2020-21 Wesley T. Milner Distinguished Senior Award of the International Studies Program. Audrey is double majoring in International Studies and Ethics and Social Change. The honor was established in 2016 and is awarded annually to the outstanding senior of the International Studies major. The award is named for the former director of the International Studies Program, Dr. Milner in honor of his dedication in the IS program at UE for over two decades.

* Dr. Brown is Featured Poet in Janus Head

A set of seven poems by Emeritus Professor of English Arthur Brown is featured, along with an introduction by the editor, in the current issue of Janus Head: Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature, Continental Philosophy, Phenomenological Psychology, and the Arts.

Anyone who likes can find and download the poems at the journal's website:

* Congratulations to the 2021 Sigma Inductees

The University of Evansville Eta Lambda Chapter of Sigma International Honor Society of Nursing inducted new members in a ceremony April 23, 2021. Inductees included Juniors, Alexandria Brothers, Katie Goslak, Alexa Hopf, Rachel Jones, Sarah Kelley, Kylie Miles, Katelyn Sander. Seniors, inductees included Kaylee Wagler and Alison Windle. Additionally, RN to BSN Senior Denise Johnson along with Nurse Leader, Kelly Pruden, MSN, RN, CNRN, SNRN were inducted. The ceremony also recognized 2020 Inductees Emma Mehling and Tara Smith. Alexa Hopf received the Key Award. Special thanks to volunteers Jasmine Jones, Savannah Watson, Johnna Mitchell, Emily McMongile, Elaina Portor, and Alexa Wheeler assisted with the induction of new members. Kourtney Radcliff MSN, RN, CMSRN, NE-BC gave the keynote address. The mission of Sigma International is advancing world health and celebrating nursing excellence in scholarship, leadership, and service.


Sympathy to...

* Sympathy to Karen Martin

The University extends its sympathy to Karen Martin and her family, in the death of her father-in-law, Paul L. Martin. Paul served in the United States Marine Corps. He was a faithful member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Newburgh. He was a very proud recipient of the Brute Award. In his later years, he enjoyed traveling with his wife Pat.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m., Thursday, April 29, 2021 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church. Visitation will be held from 4 to 7 p.m., Wednesday, April 28, 2021 with a Rosary service at 7 p.m. at Titzer Family Funeral Homes ~ Simpson Chapel and on Thursday morning, 10 a.m. to service time at the church.

* Sympathy to Amy McBride

The University extends its sympathy to Dr. Amy McBride, Associate Professor in the School of Education, in the death of her father, Richard (Dick) L. McBride. Dick studied at the University of Missouri where he was a member of Delta Upsilon fraternity and a lifelong member of the Alumni Association. He proudly served in the ROTC and the US Navy. At the age of 30, he started Abild Construction Company and continued until his retirement in 1999. His motto was to provide honest and reliable service to his customers. Dick was a member of ElKahir Shrine, the Masonic Lodge, the Royal Order of Jesters, Scottish Rite, Rotary Club, and the Elmcrest and Kensington Country Clubs where he served in various leadership roles including the Board of Governors, Executive Board, and President. He was an avid golfer, world traveler, boater, and enjoyed cheering on the Iowa Hawkeyes. A celebration of Life Memorial Service will be held at 1 pm on Thursday, May 6 at Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Naples, FL.



* McLean's Home Run Helps UE Earn 7-5 Win in 10 Innings

An exciting back-and-forth contest saw the University of Evansville come out on the winning end of a 7-5 contest against Indiana State on Tuesday afternoon.

Senior Katie McLean was the hero, belting a 2-run homer in the 10th inning to help UE (20-19, 8-12 MVC) clinch the season series against Indiana State (17-23, 10-11 MVC) after the teams split last week’s doubleheader at Cooper Stadium.  McLean was 2-5 on the day with three RBI while Jessica Fehr also had two hits.  Eryn Gould garnered four walks and scored twice. 

Tuesday’s opening two innings were scoreless, but that changed in the bottom of the third when Indiana State scored three times.  Bella Peterson hit a 2-run home run to left center to open the scoring.  Facing its first deficit of the afternoon, the Purple Aces stormed back with three runs in the top half of the fourth.

Haley Woolf got things started with a leadoff single before pinch runner Mackenzie McFeron entered the game.  After Mea Adams reached on an error, a single by Jenna Lis brought McFeron home for the first UE run of the game.  Hannah Hood doubled to right center to bring Adams home for the second run before Marah Wood tied it up on a single to left.

Two frames later, Katie McLean put the Aces on top when her double scored Eryn Gould.  It did not take long for ISU to respond as Peterson struck again with an RBI double to tie it up at 4-4.  Neither team scored in the seventh as the game progressed to extra innings. 

Lindsay Renneisen gave UE a 5-4 lead with an RBI single in the 9th, but ISU tied it right back up to send the game to the 10th.  Izzy Vetter did a solid job of keeping it tied, getting out of a bases loaded jam.  In the 10th, the offense rewarded her when Katie McLean hit a home run that also scored Gould to give UE a 7-5 edge.  Vetter got the job done from there, sitting the Sycamores down in order in the bottom of the inning to seal the 7-5 win.

Jaime Nurrenbern threw the first five inning, allowing three runs on six hits while Izzy Vetter recorded the win, going the final five frames.  She fanned eight batters on the way to her 11th victory of the year.

This weekend, the Aces welcome Bradley for three games beginning with a noon doubleheader on Saturday.

* Parker Posts Low Round on Final Day of MVC Championship

Freshman Carson Parker was the low scorer on Tuesday when the University of Evansville men’s golf team completed the 2021 Missouri Valley Conference Championship at Flossmoor Country Club.

Parker rounded the final 18 holes in 77 strokes to record the Purple Aces low round of the day in the third and final round.  Coupled with his effort on Monday, Parker wrapped up the tournament with a 247, tying for 39th. 

Leading UE in the final standings was Isaac Rohleder.  His 3-round tally of 235 put him in a tie for 21st.  After going 9-over through the first nine holes, Rohleder improved on the back nine, going 2-over on his way to an 83 on Tuesday.  He had two birdies in the final nine holes.  He was followed by Michael Ikejiani, who placed 38th with a 246.  Ikejiani had his low round of the championship on the final day, carding a 6-over 78.  A blazing start to the day saw him record a birdie on the second hole before shooting even par through the opening nine holes.

Carson Parker was third on the team, tying for 39th while Jessie Brumley came home in a tie for 41st.  He finished Tuesday’s round with an 84 with his final tally coming in at 248.  Spencer Wagner rounded out the Evansville contingent.  His 252 put him 43rd. 

As a team, Evansville finished in 9th place with 972 strokes.  Loyola held off a furious rally by Illinois State to clinch the team championship.  The Ramblers paced the Redbirds by 21 strokes following Monday’s action, but a 286 by ISU put them in contention on Tuesday.  It was the lowest team round of the entire tournament.  Loyola did just enough to win, scoring a 304 to finish with 896 strokes.  ISU finished at 899.  Devin Johnson of LUC was the medalist.  His 216 edged the competition by five shots.


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