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Thursday, September 2, 2021

* Mobile Mammography Services

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Upcoming Events

* Canoe with the Venturing Crew at Blue Grass FWA

Spend the day canoeing and exploring one of Blue Grass's most beautiful lakes.

We will provide free food, games and the equipment needed to provide a fun and safe outdoor experience.

If you don't know how to canoe, not to worry, we will teach you the proper way to use a paddle, enter and exit the boat and life jackets will be provided and will be required while on the water.

We will be traveling approx. 20 mins from campus by bus (mask will be required while on the bus) to Blue Grass FWA and will be there about 4 hours.

Sign up at the Ridgway lobby table #4 starting on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 11am till 1pm and 4pm till 6pm

contact hd94 or venturing@evansville.edu

https://uengage.evansville.edu/event/7255667

* 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

* Tea Party

Welcome back everyone!
To kick things off this semester, we will be throwing a Tea Party this Thursday (September 2nd) from 7-8pm. So, all tea enthusiasts who want to try international snacks and games are welcome!
Come over to see old friends and even make new ones. Everyone is welcome!!
Look out for an IC table in ridgway to check-in.

Also, keep an eye out for our Holiday World event coming up Saturday, September 25th.
See you there!

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* Medical Spanish Practice

Medical Spanish practice is designed to help students practice communication skills in Spanish for medical settings. This opportunity is for anyone at the intermediate or advanced Spanish language level. For more details, please contact associate professor of Spanish, Diana Rodríguez Quevedo at dr130@evansville.edu.

* Charlas - Informal conversation in Spanish

Wanting to practice conversation in Spanish this semester? This opportunity is for anyone at the intermediate or advanced Spanish language level. For more information, contact associate professor of Spanish, Diana Rodríguez Quevedo at dr130@evansville.edu.

* CDEI- Cultural Month Planning Team

The CDEI is doing something a little different this year! We want YOU to be involved in the programming coming from the Center, so we are putting together planning teams! Each cultural or heritage month will have a different planning team and you can be involved in as many or as few of them as you want!

The first one up is the Hispanic Heritage Month planning team. You will be part of a team of interested individuals from around the university to plan and implement programming throughout Hispanic Heritage Month with help from the Center, of course!

If you are interested email us at Center4DEI@evansville.edu by Wednesday, September 8th!

Spread the word and let’s have some great celebrations!

#hispanicheritagemonth #september #october #diversity #UE #eisforeveryone

* Quarantine Questions Answered

Persons (Students/Staff/Faculty/Administrators) that have completed vaccination requirements If identified as a Close Contact
Symptom Free= Do NOT need to quarantine; COVID test recommended between days 3-5 after the exposure.
Experiencing symptoms= Must quarantine for 10 days unless cleared by a negative COVID test administered between days 3-5 after the exposure AND symptoms have consistently improved without the use of medication for a period of at least 24 hours.

Anyone exposed to a positive case of COVID, regardless of vaccination status or symptoms, is encouraged to get a COVID test between days 3-5 after the exposure.

Persons (Students/Staff/Faculty/Administrators) without complete vaccinations if identified as a Close Contact:
Symptom Free= MUST quarantine for 10 days
Experiencing symptoms= MUST quarantine for 10 days
A negative COVID test does not negate the quarantine directive.

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* Bookstore Hiring Morning Student Workers

Are you looking to make some money, but don't want to get a job off campus? You're in luck! The Bookstore is looking to hire morning student workers!

We need folks who are available 2-3 days a week, Monday-Friday, 9am to about 1 pm.

If you're interested, please submit your schedule to us at bookstore@evansville.edu, along with a resume, and we'll reach out.

* 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 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.

* Forward Volition: UE Art Faculty Exhibition

Forward Volition: UE Art Faculty Exhibition
August 30 - October 16
Melvin Peterson Gallery
Reception for the Artists: Thursday, September 2, 6:30pm   Bring a Friend!

* 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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* OZZI Machine is Here

For all Meal Plan users, come get your free OZZI token from the Dining Services office located next to Chick Fil A in Ridgeway. We can also teach you how to use the green OZZI to go container program. We are looking forward to seeing you!

* 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.

* 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.

* 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: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B0849A4AB2BA0F94-feedback1

Harlaxton Happenings

* Harlaxton College Accepting Fall 2022 Applications

Harlaxton College is still accepting applications for the Fall 2022 semester! Course information for the fall is available on our website here: https://harlaxton.evansville.edu/accepted/downloads/fall2022/Fall2022-Course-Descriptions.pdf

If you are interested in studying abroad at Harlaxton next fall, please complete your application as soon as possible. Students who are already accepted for the Fall 2022 semester are reminded to pay their deposit in order to reserve their place on the program. The Fall 2022 semester 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

* After 2-0 road trip, Aces return home to take on SEMO

In the midst of one of its best starts in program history, the University of Evansville women's soccer team returns to Arad McCutchan Stadium on Thursday evening at 6 PM to face SEMO.

Last Match: Evansville 3, Middle Tennessee 2 (OT)

• Down a goal late, the University of Evansville women's soccer team found success where it has generated goals all season: set pieces. The Aces scored twice in the final six minutes, stealing a 3-2 overtime victory on the road over Middle Tennessee on Sunday afternoon in Murfreesboro, Tenn.

• After turning away multiple opportunities for the Blue Raiders, the Aces capitalized on a chance late in the opening half to grab the early advantage. Following a pair of corner kicks, junior Monique Landrum tallied the match's opening goal in the 42nd minutes as Evansville held the lead at the half.

• In the second half, Evansville relied on strong defense, facing an increase in Middle Tennessee shots. The Blue Raiders found their equalizer just past the 10 minute mark of the second period as Sascha Nielsen scored off an assist from Sam DeBien.

• In all, Middle Tennssee recorded 20 total shots in the second half. Inside the final five minutes of regulation, Middle Tennessee went in front on a goal by Kirstine Lykke that seemed to surely seal the win for the home side. With just 30 seconds left, Evansville generated one last chance for itself, earning a corner.

• As has been true much of this season, the Aces capitalized on the set piece as Emily Olson sent home the corner, extending the match into extra time with just 16 seconds left.

• Evansville was the aggressor in the first overtime period as Kristen Harvey put a shot on frame in the 94th minute that forced a Blue Raider save. Following the save, the Aces earned a corner. Off the corner, Jayme-Lee Hunter found the end of it, firing the ball past the keeper and walking-off with a golden goal victory for Evansville.

• Hunter led Evansville with three shots, putting one on goal, while Landrum and Olson each scored off of their only shot attempts. In goal, Michaela Till captured her second-straight victory, making four saves.

• The Aces were out-shot, 26-10, in the match, but Evansville made the most of their attempts, placing seven on frame to six for the Blue Raiders.

Previewing the Matchup

• Thursday's matchup marks the 14th all-time in series history between the Aces and Redhawks with SEMO owning a 6-4-3 edge in the all-time series.

• The last time the two sides met came on Sept. 6, 2019, when the Redhawks captured a 2-1 win over Evansville at Arad McCutchan Stadium.

• SEMO enters the contest with a 2-2 record, having played some stout competition in the early portion of the season. SEMO's wins have come against NCAA DII opponents Maryville (4-1) and UMSL (1-0), while their losses have come on the road to Memphis (0-4) and Mississippi State (0-1).

• The Redhawks have been one of the most accurate teams in the nation through four games this season. SEMO has shown to be choosy with the shots it takes, averaging just 8.25 per match (262nd in NCAA DI), but have put 66.7% of those shots on frame, the eighth-best percentage in the nation.

• In Sunday's come-from-behind victory over Middle Tennessee, the Aces were forced to overcome a 2-1 deficit to claw back for the 3-2 win in overtime. The comeback win represented the first time Evansville overcame a deficit to win a match since a 2-1 win over SEMO on Aug. 16, 2018 in Cape Girardeau, Mo.

• Fifth-year senior Michaela Till's week earned her MVC Defensive Player of the Week honors. The Avon, Ind. native played and started in both matches, picking-up a pair of wins, while making nine saves between the posts.

• With a win, Evansville would reach a program-best five-game unbeaten streak to open the season.

Stifling Defense

• Evansville's defense has been strong all season long.

• Scoring the opening goal in three of four matches this season, the Aces have faced late bursts of shots from opponents, but have allowed just 5.2% of shots find the back of the net.

* Aces Earn USTFCCCA Academic Honors

Continuing a long run of academic success, the University of Evansville men's and women's track and field teams again earned honors from the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association, while senior Anna Lowry backed-up her performance on the track with a national academic honor.

For the 19th time on the women's side and the 13th time for Evansville's men, the Aces were honored with the USTFCCCA Team Academic award. The award is given to teams who finish with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher with the Aces women finishing 2020-21 with a 3.401 GPA and the men earning a 3.45 GPA.

Individually, Lowry was named to the all-academic team after posting a 3.744 GPA and excelling on the track, capturing the Missouri Valley Conference title in the 5,000 meters in indoor and winning the Conference championship in the 10,000 meters in outdoor.

Lowry was one of 54 MVC student-athletes to earn the all-academic recognition. To qualify for the USTFCCCA All-Academic honors, the student-athlete must have compiled a cumulative GPA of 3.25 on a 4.0 scale and have met at least one of the following athletic standards:

Must have completed at least two (2) semesters or three (3) quarters at the nominating institution.

Athletic criteria for the award:

For the indoor season: must have finished the season ranked in the top 96 in any championship individual event, or in the top 48 in any championship relay event, for the most recent indoor season, certifiable by their place on final season performance lists on TFRRS for Indoor Track and Field (including performances achieved outside the qualifying window during the indoor season).

For the outdoor season: must have participated in any round of the NCAA Division I Outdoor Track and Field Championships (the Preliminary Championship Competition and/or the Final Championship Competition) or for the multi-events, must have finished the season ranked in the top 48 in the East or top 48 in the West for the most recent outdoor season, certifiable by their place on the NCAA Division I descending order lists on TFRRS for Outdoor Track and Field.

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