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Tuesday, June 8, 2021

COVID-19 Corner

* #CampusClear No Longer Requested by Task Force

In light of the new recommendations from the CDC, in addition to the updated mask policy for the UE campus, the Coronavirus Healthcare Task Force has announced that the #CampusClear app no longer needs to be completed daily by the campus community. Those with the #CampusClear smartphone app should also stop receiving notifications to complete the check-in. 

If you begin to experience COVID-like symptoms and have reason to believe you may be at risk for a positive exposure, you are encouraged to seek medical care before returning to the campus.  

We appreciate the commitment and diligence our campus community has shown by completing a daily health screening for the past two semesters!


Info You Should Know

* Welcome to the UE Community

As we say a fond farewell to Michael Kotarski, please welcome Samantha Williams to the UE Community. Samantha is replacing Michael as the Chartwells Dining Services Manager for the University.

Anyone with any catering needs or questions concerning the dining program, Samantha can be reached at ( or 812-488-2061).

Welcome Samantha!



* Dr. Nikolidakis' Memoir Acquired by Little A

The Department of English and Creative Writing’s Dr. Nikolidakis sold her memoir to Little A (Amazon’s Literary imprint). Her book, WE RUN TO CRUSH THE GRASS, is scheduled for publication release in September 2022. See Publisher’s Marketplace press release for more information. Please join us in congratulating Dr. Nik on this wonderful news.

Publishers Marketplace Deal Report

Associate Professor of Creative Writing, Best American Essays contributor, and winner of The Annie Dillard Prize in Nonfiction, Lisa Nikolidakis’ WE RUN TO CRUSH THE GRASS, a memoir of survival and self-restoration, balancing coming of age, family saga, and true crime, to Selena James at Little A, at auction, by Rayhané Sanders at Massie & McQuilkin. (NA)

* Recent Creative Writing Grad Publishes Poems

Creative Writing grad Jenna Sumpter publishes four poems:

Pollux Journal - "The Bus Having Dropped Us in the Irish Part of Ireland, I Poke Around a Restaurant Full of Locals and Head Upstairs Alone"

Orange Blush - "Peeled Lip Skin"

Journal of Erato - "Six Types of Love: A Pantomime by My Grandmother's Cat"

Analogies & Allegories - "Water to Make Me Well"



* Logan Baumann Elevated to Associate Head Coach

University of Evansville head men’s basketball coach Todd Lickliter has announced the promotion of Logan Baumann to Associate Head Coach for the Purple Aces program.

Baumann is entering his fourth season at Evansville, having joined the program in April of 2018 as the Associate Athletic Director for Men’s Basketball Operations.  In 2019, Baumann was elevated to Assistant Coach and has worked in that capacity for the last two seasons.

“It is a pleasure to offer Logan the title of Associate Head Coach as it more clearly reflects his role within our program. Logan is a selfless teammate who positively impacts all aspects of our program,” Lickliter said.  “In addition, due to the influence of two highly successful mentors in Rick Pitino and Trent Johnson, he is experienced beyond his years.  Our players and program are benefitted beyond measure with the knowledge he has acquired and shares through those relationships.”

“We are very thankful for Logan’s many contributions and know he will continue to excel in his role as Associate Head Coach,” Lickliter added.

The impact Baumann has made on the program has been immense.  The 2020-21 season saw the squad stage one of the largest turnarounds in Missouri Valley Conference history while improving its league win total by seven games.  UE also made the jump into the top five in the final conference standings for the first time since 2016.

“I am extremely grateful to Coach Lickliter and our UE administration for the opportunity and responsibility of Associate Head Coach,” Baumann exclaimed.  “Our staff has terrific organizational chemistry, and we are excited to pursue the next step in our upward trajectory under Coach Lickliter’s leadership.”

In his time as a student at the University of Louisville, Baumann worked as a student manager before walking on to the team during the Cardinals’ 2013 NCAA Championship run.  Following graduation, Baumann remained with the program for three seasons, finishing as the Senior Director of Video Operations.

Baumann spent his high school career playing at Ohio County HS in Hartford, Ky. where he was the 3rd Region Player of the Year and graduated with valedictorian honors.


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