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Wednesday, August 25, 2021

* Student Parking Permit Distribution Hours

Student Parking Permit Distribution Hours are as follows:

Parking Permit Distribution Center
Ridgway University Center
Saturday, August 21, 8:30am - 4:00pm (New Students ONLY)
Monday, August 23, 10:00am - 4:00pm
Tuesday, August 24, 10:00am - 4:00pm
Wednesday, August 25 10:00am – 4:00pm
Thursday, August 26, 10:00am – 4:00pm

Beginning August 30, Parking Permits will be distributed at the Cashier’s window in Student Financial Services (Olmsted Hall). Remember: You must present your UE I.D. to obtain your permit (after you have registered your vehicle through self-service).

Please note: The Campus Parking Map has been updated. Please ensure you are familiar with the color coded parking lot system prior to parking on campus. Parking rules and regulations will be enforced beginning on August 25th.

View UE's traffic and parking regulations.


Upcoming Events

* Only 2 Spots Left! Sign up for Purple Patrol, Employees!

The first Purple Friday of the Fall 2021 semester is coming up in this Friday, August 27! After a long break, we are excited to bring back our weekly Purple Patrol on campus and pass out goodies to those showing their school spirit. To do this, we need your help as a Purple Patroller. There are only a few spots left for the end of the semester!

If you would like to volunteer you and your team or a few coworkers for a Purple Friday, please sign up here. Please be sure to include the names of all employees who will be helping. The more, the merrier! Note: We will not have Purple Patrol the week of Fall Break (November 12) or Thanksgiving (November 26).

When it’s your week to help, you will receive an email in advance with basic instructions. Purple goodies will be waiting for you on Friday morning in the Office of Marketing and Publications (top floor of the Schroeder Family School of Business Administration Building). There is no specific time or place to hand out these items; the only requirement is that the recipients are wearing purple!

If you have any questions about the sign-up or Purple Patrol, please contact Julie Bryant, university relations coordinator, at

* Orr Fellowship Recruitment & Campus Visit

Students of all majors are invited to connect with recruiters for the Orr Fellowship, a two year, full-time job opportunity in Indianapolis. More details and the application instructions for graduating seniors are available at

The Orr Fellowship will be on campus Tuesday, August 31. 3 ways to connect with current fellows:

• Information table in the Schroeder School of Business Building atrium from 10:00 a.m.-noon

• Information session in Room 170 in the Schroeder School of Business Building at 12:25 (Registration is required for the information session: Info Session Registration)

• Information table outside Ridgway from 1:45 p.m – 3 p.m.

For questions about these recruitment activities, please contact Megan Taylor at

* Employees – United Way Day of Caring

We still have spots left! United Way of Southwestern Indiana's Day of Caring is happening on Friday, September 24. This is the largest service day in the area where volunteers give their time and energy to help non-profit organizations in the local community of Vanderburgh, Spencer, and Warrick counties.

United Way of Southwestern Indiana's Day of Caring is happening on Friday, September 24! This is the largest service day in the area where volunteers give their time and energy to help non-profit organizations in the local community of Vanderburgh, Spencer, and Warrick counties.

This year, UE will be partnering once again with the Buffalo Trace Council of the Boy Scouts of America located at the Eykamp Scout Center just down the road off the Lloyd Expressway (behind the State Hospital).

Projects this year include general landscaping, pressure washing, new tree care, organizing program storage, painting posts, and more! Participating employees will not need to use a vacation day but are required to obtain approval from respective supervisors.

You are also invited to attend the Volunteer Breakfast at the Old National Events Plaza in Evansville, on Friday, September 24 at 7:00 AM.

Sign up by completing this survey by September 17. Contact Alex Amick, Administrative Assistant and Events Coordinator in the Office of the President at ext. 2151 or with any questions.

Thank You For Your Support and See you Soon!


Info You Should Know

* Solution Station: Transform Your Schedule - Planner giveaway

Is it time to transform your schedule?

Come by the Solution Station table in Ridgway today from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM and get a FREE UE planner! Stay organized this year and finally get your time working for YOU by using a planner.

Do you need help with something and you're not sure who to ask on campus? 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. Let us help.

Contact: Chad Hart (

* HEERF Grant Distribution Authorization Now Open for All Students

HEERF III Emergency Grant funding is now available.

  • New students are required to authorize distribution of HEERF grant funds.
  • Previous recipients who wish to alter prior authorization must resubmit distribution authorization.

All educationally related expenses are eligible for HEERF III funding and may be applied to current and/or future student account balances. Please be aware that funding is limited. Grant recipients requesting a refund must have bank information on file as refunds will be issued electronically via direct deposit.

Submit/Review: HEERF Grant Authorization

The deadline to submit or change authorization for September disbursement is September 10, 2021.

* Center for Career Development Seeks Student Workers

The Center for Career Development office assistant provides quality customer service to students, university personnel, alumni, and employers by enthusiastically greeting, assisting, or courteously referring all individuals who visit or call the Center for Career Development. OA duties: 1) Schedule appointments for the CCD. 2) Learn and utilize Handshake. 3) Provide support for CCD activities and events. 4) Deliver courteous and accurate information to all visitors. 5) Other duties as assigned. The CCD's mission is to provide students and alumni with resources and opportunities related to the world of work.

Skills Needed: Friendly, courteous, and approachable, organized with knowledge of business and communication software, detail oriented quick learner, experience with phone customer service preferred, willing to take direction and demonstrated abilities in teamwork. Office Assistants are expected to conduct themselves as responsible employees, citizens, and representatives of UE. OAs report directly to the Senior Administrative Assistant for the Center for Career Development.

Students with any major may apply.

Apply by visiting WebAdvisor and downloading the application. Email completed application and availability to

* Introducing the Department of Psychology and Behavioral Sciences

We are pleased to announce the formation of the Department of Psychology and Behavioral Sciences. Created from the merger of the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience, and the Sociology, Criminal Justice, and Cognitive Science programs, this new department unites the talents of an outstanding variety of our behavioral, social, and cognitive science faculty.

With such a collection of colleagues, you might be unsure who to contact for which program. No problem! For questions or information on:

  • Cognitive Science: Dr. Derek Jones, Director of Cognitive Science (; HH 217B)
  • Criminal Justice, Legal Studies (minor), and Pre-Law advising: Dr. Kevin Gray, Director of Criminal Justice (; SB 57)
  • Neuroscience: Dr. Vinn Campese, Director of Neuroscience (; HH 217D)
  • Psychology: Dr. Beth Hennon, Chair of the Department of Psychology and Behavioral Sciences and Director of Psychology (; HH 217H)
  • Sociology, Anthropology, Gerontology, Social and Human Services (minor), and Pre-Social Work advising: Dr. Mari Plikuhn, Director of Sociology Programs (; SB 55)
  • Additionally, the department includes the following colleagues:
  • Dr. Lora Becker, Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience (; HH 217E)
  • Dr. S. Mark Kopta, Professor of Psychology and Licensed Clinical Psychologist (; HH 217G)
  • Prof. Evan McCracken, Visiting Assistant Professor of Psychology (; HH217F)
  • Mrs. Brenda Miller, Administrative Assistant for the Departments of Psychology and Behavioral Sciences and Communication (; HH 217)
* Meal Plan Changes

Students can adjust meal plans for the Fall semester until Friday, September 3, 2021 at 5:00 p.m.

Adjust your meal plan online.

Changes will be reflected the next business day.

* UE Wind Ensemble Auditions

The UE Wind Ensemble audition will consist of prepared excerpts, 2 major scales (one in a flat key, one in a sharp key), chromatic scale (practical range of instrument), and sight reading.

Audition Schedule
Tuesday, August 24, 2021 2:00 - 4:00pm
Wednesday, August 25, 2021 7:00 - 9:00pm
Thursday, August 26, 2021 3:00 - 5:30pm

Auditions are held in Krannert Hall of Fine Arts, Room 103. Please sign up for an audition on the UE Bands bulletin board, across from FA 103.

For further information, please contact Dr. Kenneth Steinsultz (

* UE Community Band to Begin

The UE Community Band is getting ready to start up. Our first rehearsal will be Thursday, September 2, 2021. We will meet in the Krannert Building on the UE Campus, room 110, 7:00-9:00pm.

UE Students can register for University Band and receive credit. Non-UE students, please visit the web page below for information about joining.

For more information, contact Dr. Kenneth Steinsultz (

* Retired UE Professor Authors Book, "Growing Good"

Bill Hemminger, retired professor for the Department of English, has recently authored a book titled Growing Good:  A Beginner's Guide to Cultivating Caring Communities. 

book information.

According to Hemminger, "The book focuses on "good works" that take place in the Midwest (mostly in Indiana, many in Evansville). I have also contributed a chapter and a series of poems about the UE Garden, its creation and maintenance.  Within the book, you will also find a chapter about native plants, with information provided by Dr. Cris Hochwender and a biology graduate."

Below is a synopsis of the book (found on the back cover), which is now available for pre-order. The book will officially be available for purchase beginning September 14 and can be found online through Amazon, Target, and more.

Anger and hopelessness can overwhelm communities like weeds. So what can everyday people do to actually grow some good in their own hometown?

Growing Good: A Beginner's Guide to Cultivating Caring Communities shows how ordinary people have transformed themselves into volunteers and activists. Centered mostly in the Midwest, this collection of essays brings together the stories of normal people who have rolled up their sleeves to make their community a better place by serving nonprofits such as Gleaner Food Bank in Indianapolis, Indiana; Migration and Refugee Services in Louisville, Kentucky; and Patchwork Central in Evansville, Indiana, along with national organizations like CASA. For instance, a teacher and his student started a native plant garden to help local insects thrive in a disused corner of their school property. A woman saw a billboard and was moved to become a voice for children in need. A professional photographer offered his services to people experiencing homelessness in order to help others witness their humanity. Editor Bill Hemminger also writes of his own extensive experience with community gardening to feed hungry neighbors.

Filled with simple actions, clear steps, and useful lists, including how to care for and nurture your own inner peace and creativity, Growing Good will help readers of all ages plant seeds of hope and cultivate communities where everyone thrives.

Bill Hemminger is author of African Son, a collection of reflections on his life and work in Africa. He taught for 25 years in the departments of English and Foreign Languages at the University of Evansville and was Chair of the Department of English.

* Sign Up, Join Us, Give Feedback, and Get a Free T-Shirt

The Marketing Department at the University of Evansville is looking for current UE students to provide feedback on marketing materials such as postcards, brochures, social media, videos, and more. Sessions are approximately 90 minutes.

Date: September 10
Time: 3pm
Location: UE Schroeder School of Business Room 270

Signup at:

* Alumni Office Seeks Student Workers

Job Description: The Office of Alumni and Parent Relations is hiring 3 student workers. These positions are for 8 hours per week with a maximum of 125 over the semester. Students must be eligible for Federal Work Study. Student workers are a part of the Development and Alumni Relations team, freely sharing new ideas, holding themselves accountable for their work, and preparing themselves for a real-world work experience. The department of University Advancement has dedicated itself to aiding the student to reach this goal. Student duties include typing, filing, copying, organizing, preparing mailings, maintaining the alumni database with regards to email addresses, telephone number, and event attendance. Student-workers may be asked to write class notes for the UE Magazine, answer phones, and prepare name tags, labels, table tents, and supplies for events. Student-workers may also attend and work at alumni events.

Skills Needed: Attention to detail, good manners, a good understanding of English, typing, Excel and Word experience, dependability, desire for more than a basic work experience.

Required Major: Any major may apply

Apply by visiting WebAdvisor and downloading the application. Email completed application and availability to

* Advancement Services Seeks Student Workers

The Office of Advancement Services (located in the Igleheart Building) is needing two students to assist with typing, filing , copying, word processing, mailings, and database maintenance, as well as answering office phones, running errands, and performing other general office duties as assigned. These positions are for 8 hours per week with a maximum of 125 hours per semester. Work study hours are available around class schedules, Monday through Friday, 8am-5pm. Students must be eligible for Federal Work Study.

Skills Needed: Student must have basic computer skills, especially Microsoft Excel.

Students of any major may apply

Apply by sending completed application and availability to Applications can be downloaded by visiting WebAdvisor.

* Venturing Crew 365 Open House: Find out how to add some adventure to your college experience

Opportunity for students to find out more about the Venturing Crew and the kind of high adventure activities the crew offers.

Some of our high adventures include but are not limited to: White water rafting in the Smokie Mountains, high ropes, climbing and repelling, canoeing, backpacking, horse back riding, and so much more. Also we LOVE to eat and we eat well while on these trips.

At this open house we will be discussing our fall semester activities such spending a day Canoeing at Blue Grass FWL, going to St Louis to explore the City museum and canoeing the Current River and Jack Fork.

Later in the fall we're be going to a corn maze and climbing at Vertical Excape.

Please come to our open house, on Thursday, August 26,at 7:00 p.m. in Eykamp 251, and let us show you how we like to add excitement to our college experience!

For more information contact hd94 or fw2

* Special Bookstore Hours

Special Bookstore hours for the next few weeks:

Monday, August 16th-Friday, August 20th: 9a-4p
Saturday, August 21st: 8a-4:30p (Welcome Freshmen event)
Sunday, August 22nd: 9a-1p
Monday, August 23rd-Thursday, August 26th: 9a-6p
Friday, August 27th: 9a-5p
Saturday, August 28th: 10a-2p

The Bookstore will then return to its regular operating hours beginning the week of August 30th:
Monday-Thursday: 9a-5p
Friday: 9a-4p
Saturday: 10a-2p
Sunday: CLOSED

* UE Jazz Auditions

Auditions for the UE Jazz Ensembles will occur on Wednesday August 25 beginning at 7 PM. Audition excerpts and information can be found at and clicking on "Jazz Bands".

You may contact Dr. Zifer at if you have questions or require more information. Come Swing With Us!



* UE Student and Alums Publish Oxford University Press Blog

UE student, Malia Metules, alongside UE alums Keaton Carr and Kirsten Spears, have recently published an Oxford University Press Blog. The blog is titled "Stop Acting Like a Child: Police Denial of Black Childhood" and can be read online.

Congratulations, Malia, Keaton, and Kirsten!

* UE Students Publish Feature Article for American Psychological Association

UE students Alec McAlister and Kate Wilhite published the feature article in the American Psychological Association's Division 37 Section on Child Maltreatment: "Unpacking the Racial Underpinnings of Child Immigrant Mistreatment: The Deaths of Felipe and Jakelin". Both Alec and Kate were research students of former psychology professor Dr. Margaret Stevenson.

You can read the full article online through the link above. Congratulations, Alec and Kate!

* Engineering Professor Presents Technical Paper at an International Conference

David J. Unger, Professor of Mechanical and Civil Engineering, gave a televised talk during the 2nd International Workshop on Plasticity, Damage and Fracture of Engineering Materials, on August 19, 2021, in Ankara, Turkey. The title of his presentation was, "Yield Criteria Representable by Elliptic Curves and Weierstrass Form." An eight page manuscript of this title was also submitted to the journal, Structural Integrity Procedia, an open access publication, which will publish the proceedings of this conference.

* David Green publishes essay

David Green of the History department and Harlaxton College has an essay in a collection recently published to honour the memory of Mark Ormrod. Prof. Ormrod, who sadly died last year, began his career at Harlaxton. One of England's most significant medieval historians, Ormrod's work on the political and social history of 14th century England transformed our understanding of the period. The collection is titled People, Power and Identity in the Late Middle Ages: Essays in Memory of W. Mark Ormrod (Routledge, 2021), and Green’s contribution considers the reputation of Joan of Kent, wife of the Black Prince and mother of Richard II.



* Men's Basketball Student Managers Needed

The Men's Basketball team is looking for student managers for the upcoming season. This is a paid position though the university work-study program. Managers are involved in every facet of the program: practices, games, and other activities. If you are interested, please contact Ryan Combs at (812)-488-2297 or for more information.


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