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Tuesday, July 20, 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

* UE Garden Farmers' Market on Wednesday at 8:00 a.m.

book about growing food.

* CiSM Scholarships Available for Science and Math Majors

Are you a science or math major? Are you interested in computers, data, or the intersection of both?

If so, we’d like to invite you to apply for NSF-funded scholarships of up to $1,500 to participate in the Computers in Science and Math (CiSM) Certificate Program this fall. For just a few more credits, you could complete an interdisciplinary certificate which future employers and professional programs will see attests to the fact that you “get it” - the way computers, data, science, and math are all intertwined and integral to modern (and future) society. You will have a few additional useful and ‘marketable’ skills to boot!

To be eligible for the scholarship, you must be a US citizen or permanent resident, demonstrate financial need, as determined by the FAFSA, and have a UE GPA of at least 3.0.

To apply for the scholarship, email with an unofficial transcript and a short essay (~250 word) addressing the prompt on the application webpage. You should also make sure that you have submitted a FAFSA for 2021-22.

The application deadline is Monday, August 9. If you are awarded the scholarship, you should plan to enroll in two one-credit classes this fall: ID121: Intro to Scientific Computing (Tuesday/Thursday 8:00 – 9:15 am) and STAT 166: Introduction to R for Data Science (schedule TBA).

Interested? Please check out the CiSM website, and email Dr. Joyce Stamm ( with any questions.



* 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).

* Creative Writing Grad Publishes Poems

Creative Writing Grad Jenna Sumpter publishes poems:

"So Close, So Close" & "I'll Love That Teddy Even If Cerberus Bites Him" - Briefly Write

"snow in summer" - Yours, Poetically



* Aces Volleyball Recognized with AVCA Team Academic Award

In a unique academic year that featured many twists and turns, including the playing of the season in the spring, the University of Evansville volleyball team excelled in the classroom and was recognized on Monday with the USMC/AVCA Team Academic Award.

The American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) and the United States Marine Corps (USMC) honored a record 1,275 collegiate and high school teams.  The award, which was initiated in the 1992-93 academic year, honors collegiate and high school volleyball teams that displayed excellence in the classroom during the school year by maintaining at least a 3.30 cumulative team grade-point average on a 4.0 scale or a 4.10 cumulative team GPA on a 5.0 scale.

For the 13th time in program history and the first since 2017, UE earned the award.  The Purple Aces combined for a 3.363 over the course of the 2020-21 school year.  Evansville was one of nine Missouri Valley Conference volleyball teams to earn the distinction.

“As a program we are working, to be better on and off the court.  Academics is big in our school and in our program,” UE head coach Fernando Morales said.  “The girls did great with all that was happening last year including the season moving, all of the restrictions and they were able to perform in the classroom, which is the most important aspect of a student athlete.  I am very proud of them.”

Assistant coach Melissa Rabell echoed those sentiments.

“One of the goals for the program last year was to push each other more in the classroom. Since day one, they worked extremely hard and the results are in,” she exclaimed.  “It is gratifying to see the academic excellence on and off the court.”

At the NCAA Division I level, a record-breaking total of 243 programs earned the accolade. Across all eligible levels – a total of 1,275 teams were recognized including NCAA, NAIA, 2-year colleges, men’s teams, high school and collegiate beach volleyball.


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