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Upcoming Events

* Engineering, Business and Technology Career Fair- Register Today

Join us on Tuesday, September 14 from 1pm-3pm in Eykamp Hall for the opportunity to meet with dozens of employers in the Engineering, Business and Technology fields. Look in Handshake to see a list of all employers planning to be in attendance. Preregister for this event in Handshake so employers can view your résumé early!

Info You Should Know

* Center for Innovation & Change Hosts Climate Leadership Summit 6

The UE Center for Innovation & Change in conjunction with Mayor Lloyd Winnecke’s Office and Earth Charter Indiana hosted the Climate Leadership Summit 6 on campus at the University of Evansville on Tuesday, August 31st. Plenaries and workshops all focused on climate mitigation and adaptation. Experts from around Indiana convened to discuss challenges and opportunities to the climate crisis. Highlights included a Welcome from Evansville Mayor Lloyd Winnecke, and UE President Pietruszkiewicz; and presentations by Dr. Jeff Duke (Purdue Climate Change Research Center), Dr. Gabriel Filippeli (IU Resilience Institute) and Kim Ferraro (Hoosier Environmental Council). In addition, Dr. John Ikerd (Professor Emeritus of Agricultural & Applied Economics, University of Missouri) hosted a private session for UE Students and Faculty. Several Signature School and Memorial High School Students attended the event. Youth leaders from all across Indiana networked and created their own efforts throughout the day. There were a combined 200 participants (in person and virtual).

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* Spruce Up-Koch Center

In preparation for a special video production, the front of Koch Center 1977 building will be receiving some sprucing up. Beginning 09/02/2021 power washing of the west side of that building will be taking place, and mulch will be blown into the landscapes. There may be some disruptions to the entry of the '77 building (west side) during this process. We encourage, and thank you for using another entrance/exit while the work is taking place over the doors of that section. If you have questions please contact the facilities office at x2775.

* School of Education Achieves $1 Million Mark with STEM Grant

The latest STEM grant received by the School of Education puts the School of Education over the $1 Million dollar mark in grants received since 2017. The Commission for Higher Education (CHE) awarded the department $110,000 in August. Grant funds will be used to fund full tuition scholarships for Transition to Teaching students in STEM fields such as math, science, and computer science. The grant will also provide for STEM professional development for elementary and secondary undergraduate majors, graduates, and teachers in the region. A mentoring program for graduates teaching in STEM field will also be funded by the grant as will the Project Lead the Way STEM education program for undergraduate elementary education majors. This is the third STEM grant the department has received from the CHE.

* Now Hiring- Center for Diversity Equity and Inclusion

The Center for Diversity Equity and Inclusion (CDEI) is hiring new Student Assistants for the 2021-2022 academic year. Student Assistants will focus on projects and programming related to DEI at UE. All of those interested in DEI and fostering a sense of inclusion and belonging at the University of Evansville are encouraged to apply.

We are especially looking for people interested in/ that have skills in the following:

- Social Media/ Social Media Management

- Curation, Museums, Art

This is a work study position and those with a strong sense of work ethic and passion for diversity, equity and inclusion are encouraged to apply. Please reach out to the CDEI by emailing Center4DEI@evansville.edu to express interest. The job posting can be found via Web Advisor under student employment postings!

Requirements:

Excellent written and verbal communication skills, demonstrated organizational skills, attention to detail, strong interest in promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion at the University of Evansville, interest and/or experience in programming/ events, experience with social media, strong comfort level with people from a variety of backgrounds, as well as a willingness to expand knowledge and skills related to diversity and inclusion, ability to convey complicated and/or controversial information in a respectful manner, commitment to fostering diversity in a working and learning environment.

* Cleaning Supply Reminder

Need replenishment of cleaning supplies (disinfectant, hand sanitizer, paper towel, etc.) for a classroom or office area? Please complete a request form at https://uesurvey.evansville.edu/cleaningsupplies

Remember to keep spray bottles and ½ gallon bottles pumps. By keeping these, supplies of disinfectant and hand sanitizer can be replenished promptly.

Thank you for your help in keeping campus safe!

* Walnut St. Redesign Includes "No Parking" Zones along Campus Corridor

The Walnut St. improvement project has been completed. The updated traffic plan is designed to reduce vehicle speeds and increase pedestrian safety. A major change has been the removal of all parking on Walnut St. between Weinbach Ave. and Rotherwood Ave. The removal of authorized parking applies to all vehicles, regardless of the length of time or reason for stopping in the prohibited areas.

Despite the posted “No Parking” signs, drivers are still parking on Walnut St. Vehicles that are illegally parked on Walnut St. create blind spots for motorists and pedestrians. These blind spots create an unsafe environment for our community members. The decision to illegally park in this area can lead to preventable incidents and injuries. Please respect the health and safety of your classmates and co-workers and park only in authorized areas. If you need a temporary parking permit to access on-campus parking areas, contact the office of Public Safety at 488-2051. A temporary parking permit will be issued at no cost.

It is important to note the enforcement of parking regulations on city streets is handled by the Evansville Police Department. Although tickets issued by the EPD cannot be appealed through the Office of Public Safety, we are committed to promoting compliance with the city parking regulations as part of our overall efforts to keep our campus community safe.

* Slips, Trips & Falls: September 2021 Risk Management Tip

As fall approaches slips, trips, and falls are a major cause of injury that occurs to both visitors and employees. They can occur in any business, but are of particular concern to businesses with considerable public and employee foot traffic such as those in retail, higher education, medical, and service industries.

What can you do to make a positive impact?

1) Be aware of your immediate surroundings
2) Wear comfortable, properly fitting non-slip shoes
3) Be aware of the type of surface you are walking on and its condition
4) Adjust to environmental and walking surface conditions
5) Pay attention to “Wet Floor” warning signs to warn of known hazards
6) Practice Good Housekeeping
7) Keep walkways and hallways free of debris, clutter and obstacles
8) Only carry items that allow you to see clearly where you are going
9) Use handrails when going up or down stairs and not skip steps
10) Eliminate or minimize distractions while walking, such as looking at your cell phone

Report unsafe conditions to Office of Public Safety at 812-488-2051.

Be Safe With Each Step!

* Peer Tutoring

Peer Tutoring is offered at University of Evansville. Peer Tutoring in a free service offered by Academic Services. You can review the classes offered and the schedule at https://www.evansville.edu/advising/academic-peer-tutoring.cfm.

More information? Contact the Center for Academic Advising at academicservices@evansville.edu or 812-488-2600.

* Want to become an Admissions Ambassador?

We are looking for fun and passionate students to share their love for UE with prospective students! Applications are due September 10th! Please contact Ellen Rohr at er182@evansville.edu if you have questions or click the link to apply. https://apply2.evansville.edu/register/ambassdorsfall21

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* Intramurals Are Back! Sign Up Today

Intramurals are back!! We have a full schedule this semester and are excited to get started!
Go to imleagues.com to get signed up today and to get more info on dates and sign up info.
Sports offered will be kickball, flag football, soccer, sand volleyball, indoor volleyball, pickleball, badminton and cornhole.
We will be hiring and training officials for flag football, soccer, and volleyball. If interested, contact the Drew Hawkins @ah519

* Ridgway Information Desk Seeks Federal Work-Study Student Workers

The position of the Information Desk Assistant exists to provide information regarding the Ridgway University Center, University of Evansville campus, and surrounding community via the phone and in person. Information Desk Assistants provide fast, friendly, and professional services to the students, staff, and guests of the University of Evansville.

Skills Needed: Student must be detail oriented, accurate, organized, punctual, and dependable. Students should be able to communicate well verbally and be able to respond to emergencies in a calm manner.

Students eligible for Federal Work-Study of any major may apply.

Apply by visiting WebAdvisor and downloading the application. Email completed application and availability to sd241@evansville.edu.

* Now Hiring - Evansville Women's Basketball Managers

UE Women’s Basketball is looking for student managers to assist coaches at practices and games, do laundry, keep stats, participate in film study, and occasionally travel. Along with other duties as assigned by the Head Athletic Equipment Manager. This is a work study position and those with a great enjoyment for the game of basketball, impeccable work ethic (dependable, punctual, willing to work as needed), and an interest in learning the ins and outs of collegiate basketball are encouraged to apply. Please reach out to Max Ethridge (me185@evansville.edu) to express interest. The job posting can be found via Web Advisor under student employment postings! Go Aces!

* Vouchers Are Moving to Self-Service

The Office of Accounting & Audit is happy to announce a new procedure for Vouchers/Request a Payment. The Request a Payment in WebAdvisor has been replaced with creating a Payment Request in Self-Service. Invoices and supporting documents can now be attached in Self-service eliminating the need to email Accounts Payable after a Request for Payment is submitted.

The instructions to Create a Payment Request and Approve a Payment Request in Self-Service are located on the Accounting & Auditing department page on the UE Portal. Request a Payment will be available in Self-Service and WebAdvisor until Sunday, August 29th. Effective Monday, August 30th, 2021 all Payment Requests will only be available through Self-Service.

Travel Pre-Approval Forms are now also online and available on the Accounting & Audit department page on the UE portal. Travel must be pre-approved using the online approval form and then any reimbursement may be submitted using the normal Payment Request process in Self-Service. The approved travel request should be attached with receipts to the voucher request. There is also an Excel travel expense calculator template available on the Accounting departmental page to summarize and calculate total receipts and mileage. This summary can be submitted with the payment request.

* Want to Become an Admission Ambassador?

We are looking for fun and passionate students to share their love for UE with prospective students! Applications are due September 10th! Please contact Ellen Rohr at er182@evansville.edu if you have questions.

* 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.

* 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.

Harlaxton Happenings

* Harlaxton College Accepting Summer 2022 Applications

Harlaxton College is still accepting applications for the Summer 2022 term! We are now offering two, 4 week sessions: Summer I & Summer II. Students may also participate in both sessions and spend a total of 8 weeks at Harlaxton. In Summer II, students can select the internship option or class options, allowing for a customizable experience. You can review course offerings for each session on our website here: https://harlaxton.evansville.edu/accepted/five-week-summer.cfm

If you are interested in studying abroad at Harlaxton next summer, please complete your application as soon as possible. The Summer 2022 sessions may move to a waitlist, so it's best to apply and finish your application sooner rather than later!

You may start or access your application here: https://studyabroad.evansville.edu/

As always, you can contact Victoria Radford (vr35@evansville.edu) with any questions.

Athletics

* Jordan Seneca Named Assistant Softball Coach

After spending the 2021 season as a Graduate Assistant for the University of Evansville softball team, Jordan Seneca has been elevated to Assistant Coach for the Purple Aces.

“I could not be happier for our team to be able to promote Jordan on our coaching staff!  Last year as the season progressed you could really start to see her impact on the team,” UE head softball coach Mat Mundell said.  “She continued to impress throughout the summer on the recruiting trail.”

“Jordan’s main focus will be working with our offense as our hitting coach,” Mundell continued.  “As a player she got to play and utilize the same style and philosophies we have.
Jordan brings such a passion for teaching and developing hitters.”

In her first season with the program, Seneca made an immediate impact.  Her work helped Eryn Gould set the all-time program mark by finishing the year with a .418 batting average.  She also broke the Evansville mark for career walks in the final game of the season.  Seneca also worked with Marah Wood, who was a 3-time Missouri Valley Conference Newcomer of the Week and became just the seventh player in program history to record 10+ home runs in a season.

“I am so thankful for this opportunity to continue coaching beside Coach Mundell,” Seneca exclaimed.  “I am also very excited to see what will come out of this group of student-athletes this season.”

Seneca joined the Aces staff in 2020 following two seasons as an assistant coach at LaSalle.  A four-year letter winner at Saint Francis, Seneca helped the Red Flash win back-to-back NEC Championships in 2017 and 2018. During that span, the team was a perfect 38-0 in conference play.

Over the course of her career, the former shortstop accumulated 48 home runs, which sits as the SFU and NEC record. Seneca also holds school records in runs (181), walks (154) and steals (56), while finishing second for RBIs (156).

No stranger to accolades, Seneca was a two-time NFCA All-Region Third Team selection, while also accumulating three All-NEC Team selections throughout her career.  She completed her bachelor's degree in exercise physiology, with a concentration in fitness professionals and will be completing her master’s degree in leadership this December from UE.

* Evansville Women's Basketball Practice Players Wanted

UE Women’s Basketball is looking for male practice players to assist our team during practices by playing offense and defense, helping coaches with drills, and challenging our players to get better every day. Those with good basketball knowledge and ability, strong work ethic, and general enjoyment for the game of basketball are encouraged to reach out to Max Ethridge (me185@evansville.com) to express interest!

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