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Thursday, July 15, 2021

Upcoming Events

* Pickleball!? Who's Ready To Learn? Check Out The Latest Fitness Center Class

***Every Wednesday @ Noon starting THIS Wednesday 7/14****
The people have spoken and we're excited to share that the Fitness Center is hosting a 3 part mini series of "Learn to Play Pickleball"
ALL levels of experience are welcome. If you've never played, we'll teach you the ropes. If you're competitive, we have competition coming to show you a few things!!! UE Alumni/Pickleball enthusiast are joining us for three sessions to show beginners, amateurs, and competitive players tips, tricks, and everything you need to know to learn the game and become a better player!!! All equipment will be provided or bring your own.
Pickleball is currently the most popular and fastest growing sport, for ALL ages!
Tennis x Ping-Pong x Chess x Incredible Cardio Workout = Pickleball
Come check out what you've been missing!
RSVP to @AH519 to reserve a spot or get additional information.


Info You Should Know

* SAA Brown Bag Lunch Social Hour

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SAA Brown Bag Lunch Social Hour- A casual opportunity to connect with each other from all across UE Campus!
Plan to join us on Thursday, July 15th at 12:00p.m.
Location: Tables in front of the UE Bookstore
Looking Ahead: July 22 and July 29

EVERYONE is welcome- All staff, faculty and administrators!

If there are any questions then please contact Brooksie Smith at bs267.

* Efroymson Family Fund Supports UE Art, Creates New Endeavors

UE is grateful to receive support from the Efroymson Family Fund for the Department of Art. The generous gift from the family, which is in place for the 2021-22 academic year, will not only fund existing traditions within the department but also create new opportunities for art students. 

With the support from the Fund, the Department of Art will continue to welcome an artist to Evansville each semester as part of the Efroymson Family Emerging Contemporary Artists Lecture Series. The artist’s pieces will be on display in the Melvin Peterson Gallery as well as the Krannert Gallery. Art students are able to interact with professional artists through lectures and workshops, and the public is invited to view the galleries.

Each year, the Fund supports a marketing internship for a current art student. One intern is selected each semester, and the student works closely with the chair of the Department of Art. The paid internship provides beneficial, hands-on experience, as the student will design print and digital materials that assist with recruitment, exhibitions and receptions, and departmental advertising.

The Efroymson Family Fund will, for the first time, provide a Bridge Fellowship Program for the upcoming academic year. This new program will deliver invaluable experience for a recent graduate for the Department of Art who wishes to pursue further education. They will work on research and assist with studio management and teaching. The fellow will also receive a studio space and exhibit their research. The assistance performed by the Bridge Year Fellow will allow current art faculty to dedicate more time to classrooms, student mentorship, and artwork.

* Family Weekend - Submit Your Activities

The office of Alumni and Engagement is in the process of coordinating campus events for Family Weekend, September 17-19, 2021.

Our office will have the headquarters set up in Ridgway Friday afternoon and Saturday morning for families to pick up the schedule of events, any tickets that were purchased for events (theatre, athletic, etc), and some swag. We can list (and take any reservations and payment) for events that you might want to host on the schedule of events and throughout our event platform,

Please let us know by August 6 what events and sessions your department would like to hold.

Please feel free to ask any questions you might have -

* Summer Exercise Classes at Carson Center

In addition to the Walking Challenge, you now have these exciting opportunities to exercise while on campus this summer at Carson Center!

  • WERQ class every Tuesday and Thursday at 12:10 beginning July 13
  • Yoga class every Tuesday at 4:45 pm beginning July 6
  • Women’s Self Defense Monday and Tuesdays at 12 pm beginning June 28
  • Walking Club Monday – Friday at 12 pm

See Jeff Chestnut for additional details:

* UE Residency Programs Faculty & Alumni Lead Performance Testing at Inaugural MLB Combine

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University of Evansville Residency Programs faculty & graduates recently performed testing at the inaugural MLB Combine in Raleigh, North Carolina.

The team was led by Dr. Phil Plisky ’98, Associate Professor of Physical Therapy & Director of Residency Programs. The team included Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy and Sports Residency Program Director Dr. Kyle Matsel ’11, Dr. Jenna Gourlay of the RPI & University of Evansville & Orthopedic Residency Program (Sports Residency ’14), Dr. Alan Tomczykowski (Sports Residency ’09) Dr. Nathan Denning (Sports Residency '17), Dr. Logan Wager (Sports Residency '18) and Dr. Allison Weaver (UE '15, Sports Residency '16).

The screening involves specific developed and researched by Drs. Plisky and Kyle Kiesel, Professor Emeritus of Physical Therapy. This performance testing model is widely used variety of high school, college, and professional sports teams as well as the US Military.

* Health Risk Assessments- Earn HRA Credits

For Employees and Adult Dependents enrolled in the UE Medical Plan, Health Risk Assessments will be offered July 13th, 14th, and 15th from 7:00-10:45AM in Eykamp Room 252. Participants should be fasting for at least 8-10 hours. Water and black coffee can be consumed prior to your screening. To participate in this event, please do not schedule your visit at the employee clinic. Follow the link below. Sign up here:



* Young Kim becomes the Dean of Arts and Sciences at Pueblo Community College

Dr. Young Kim, the Professor of Emeritus of Political Science, newly became the Dean of Arts and Sciences at Pueblo Community College in Colorado. He had taught Political Science at the UE for 17 years until May 2021. He had also served as the Department Chair of Law, Politics, and Society (2019-2021), Director of International Studies Program (2013-2021), and Igleheart Endowed Chair of Political Science (2013-2018).


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