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Thursday, September 9, 2021

Upcoming Events

* Canoe with the Venturing Crew at Blue Grass FWA Sunday Sept 12th

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

The event is free but we will require a $10 deposit at the sign up table and it will be returned to you at the time of departure on Sunday.

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

Info You Should Know

* Employees- UE Gives Back

The University of Evansville is excited to announce the return of our employee UE Gives Back! With the approval of immediate supervisors and as schedules permit, employees may choose to volunteer on UE’s campus without scheduling a day of vacation. Mark your calendars for Friday, October 8, and volunteer to make positively purple change on campus.

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* Milan, Italy: The Center for Innovation & Change Presented at the 13th annual International Social Innovation Research Conference (ISIRC) 9/8-10

Milan, Italy: The Center for Innovation & Change had two joint paper abstracts accepted to the 13th annual International Social Innovation Research Conference (ISIRC) in Milan, 9/8-10. Executive Director Erin Lewis & Associate Director Brooksie Smith remotely presented on the abstracts. The conference hosted hundreds of faculty and program officers from universities all over the world.

September 8: Brooksie's presentation, 'The Potential for Hybrid Organization in Addressing Social Problems in a Community on Campus' examined how ChangeLab as a model can help cities and universities partner together across sectors to solve problems. Over time, ChangeLab has evolved from a consulting service for a few dozen students, to a city-wide resource with dozens of faculty and hundreds of students each year engaged in local problem solving each year across many disciplines. This presentation clarified how the core of the program's hybrid model is a commitment to making positive social, environmental, and commercial impacts, and being intentional in how we find ways to connect the academic experience to our community.

September 9: Erin's presentation, 'Social Innovation Reimagined in the Pandemic Era: A Case Study of How ChangeLab Was Ready to Adapt', told the story of the spring 2020 shutdown and how our faculty and students innovated to still conduct 14 social innovation projects. The case study highlighted projects like Dr. Anne Powell's (Biology) Horticulture ChangeLab, which designed and planted a memorial garden for a cemetery, and Dr. Jeff Braun's (Physics) ChangeLab, which worked with an independent study student to identify potential capstone projects in our community. The history of ChangeLab was explored, from its inception as GAP, to the 2015 Propose Your Own programmatic change that led to an explosion of ideas from faculty and students. The potential for this new phase of larger interdisciplinary partnerships was also examined, with a discussion of projects like COVID Between the Coasts, Trinity Storm Waterpark, and the Harper Air Filter project.

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* Lifeguards Needed

The Fitness Center is looking for students that are certified and up to date with their lifeguarding credentials to lifeguard the pool inside Carson Center. Starting pay is $9/hr. Contact Drew @ah519 for more information.

* UE Leadership Academy Tier I/II Recruitment

The University of Evansville Leadership Academy (UELA) seeks to enrich the student organizations on campus by developing, training, and nurturing student leaders. Members of this organization will develop leadership skills and techniques through informative lectures, leadership workshops, and practical leadership experience. UELA is now accepting new applications from Freshman, Sophomores, and Juniors who are interested in becoming members for the Fall 2021 semester! Once applications close there will be a formal interview session with UELA's Advisory Council and then emails will be sent out to accepted members. Applications can be found on UEngage!

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* Register Today for the Engineering, Business and Technology Career Fair

Don't miss the Engineering, Business and Technology Career Fair IN PERSON this year! Join us Tuesday, September 14 from 1pm-3pm in Eykamp Hall for the opportunity to meet more than 40 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!

* 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.

* Sign Up Today For Your Employee Health Screening

Sign up today! Health screenings are scheduled for September 21st-24th from 7-11am in Eykamp Room 252. For those participating in the University's HRA health plan, HRA credits can be earned for participation. Click the link below to schedule your time slot. Please remember to fast 8-12 hours prior to screening. Water and black coffee are permitted. Maintenance medications are encouraged as long as they can be taken without food. Flu shots will also be available at this time.

Click to sign up: https://acelink.evansville.edu/Areas/MedicalClinic/Appointments/

Please schedule with the link above. Do not schedule your appointment with the clinic.

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* 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.

* 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!

* 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!

* 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!

* 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!

* 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.

* 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

Congratulations

* Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Held for Ace CARE Van

On Wednesday, UE held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for a new transportation van for the Ace CARE program. The event was held at 3:00 p.m. and included attendance from staff, faculty, alumni, and members of Evansville Regional Economic Partnership (E-REP).

Ace CARE (Community Action through Rehabilitation and Exercise) was founded 10 years ago by several students in the Doctor of Physical Therapy program at UE. The organization has three branches of service: Ace+ PT, an outpatient physical therapy clinic for the underinsured, uninsured, and those experiencing homelessness; ACErcise, which serves adults who have sustained a neurologic injury; and AceBuddies, geared toward children and young adults with special needs.

All Ace CARE services are completely student-run, held on campus, and offered at no cost to patients and participants. In previous years, those in need of Ace CARE services were responsible for their own transportation. For the vulnerable in the local community, however, finding transportation can many times be difficult or unreliable and can result in inconsistent service delivery. 

“I have had participants share with me the various obstacles they must work through to make it to our Ace CARE services,” said Christin Donahoe, a DPT student who serves with the program. “With this van, we can solve these problems and enthusiastically assure our patients that they are our priority. For many who may be experiencing an unstable season of life, this van opens doors – literally – and provides them reliability and stability.”

Early in 2020, discussions were held regarding the need for a transportation van for the Ace CARE program. The idea was launched into reality by March, when University of Evansville parents Mike and Julie Mangan initiated fundraising efforts and provided lead gift money. The Mangans challenged others to support the cause, which prompted others to contribute. In total, 155 donors allowed UE to add the van to Ace CARE’s services.

“I hope everyone will see that this van truly moves into all corners of our local community and tells those in need, ‘you and your health are valued here,’” said Donahoe. 

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* Deans' List

The Spring 2021 Deans' List is currently on display at the library. Congratulations!

Athletics

* Women's Soccer Hits Road for Showdown with Austin Peay

As the non-conference portion of the schedule wanes, the University of Evansville women's soccer team heads south to Clarksville, Tenn. for a matchup with Austin Peay at 6 PM on Thursday evening.

Last Match: Evansville 1, Northern Kentucky 1
• Falling a goal down in the early going, the University of Evansville women's soccer team answered and even challenged late for the win before ultimately securing a 1-1 draw with Northern Kentucky on the road in Highland Heights, Ky. on Sunday afternoon.
• Senior Emily Ormson tallied her third goal of the season, while reaching double digits in career goals with her 10th in white and purple, scoring what would be the match tying goal in the first half. Ormson tied with teammate Nicole Benati for the team lead in shots in the match with each taking four. In goal, fifth-year senior Michaela Till was again a forced to be reckoned with, making four saves, while allowing one goal.
• Evansville's defense was forced to hunker down early in the match as the Norse quickly got off on the front foot and attacked the Aces. In the opening 20 minutes, the Aces backline helped usher ball after ball over the touchline and defended the ensuing set pieces. NKU got its breakthrough in the 28th minute, when a ball was played to the left side of the 18, with Lindsey Meyer slipping the ball into the back of the net to give the Norse the 1-0 advantage.
• The Aces did not take long to respond, scoring just five minutes late off the foot of Ormson, who chose the right angle and snuck it past the Norse's keeper Mimi Stines off a terrific through ball from Abbi Lenk.
• The second half featured very few opportunities in the early going with neither side recording a shot until the 63rd minute. In the 63rd, Benati released a shot from Evansville that forced a save by NKU. In all, the Aces were out-shot 6-3 in the second half and 11-5 during regulation, but UE was able to keep the game tied at one to send it to overtime.
• In overtime, Evansville flipped the script on the Norse, coming out on the attack. With the increased attack, great opportunities emerged in the second overtime period. The first came as a ball was played over the top and freshman Hailey Autenrieb spied it. Autenrieb sprinted into the box and just before she could chip the ball, Stines punched it away. Another chance came from Nicole Benati, who gathered the ball at her feet at the top of the box and loop a shot over the defenders that dropped back below the crossbar, forcing a difficult punch from NKU. On an ensuing corner kick, Evansville's opportunity clanged off the post, deflecting out and ending the UE threat as the Aces and Norse battled to a 1-1 draw.

Previewing the Matchup
• Thursday's meeting between the Aces and Governors is the ninth all-time meeting between the two sides with Evansville owning a 5-3 advantage in the all-time series.
• UE and Austin Peay last met on Sept. 15, 2019 in Clarksville, Tenn. with the Governors earning a 2-0 win.
• The Governors enter the matchup with a 1-4 overall record and are coming off a 2-1 win over Chattanooga that snapped a six-match losing streak.
• Senior forward Emily Ormson reached double-digit goals in her career with her game-tying tally on Sunday at NKU. Ormson leads all active Evansville players in career goals, recording 10 in her career, including a team-high three this season.
• Serving as Evansville's primary keeper, fifth-year senior Michaela Till continues to climb up the record book. With her shutout on Thursday against SEMO, Till moved into a tie for third all-time at UE with 14 career saves, matching Theresa Bagby's mark.
• The Aces success can be traced back to a balanced team that is top 100 in the nation and second in the MVC in scoring and 58th in the nation in goals-against average, also second in The Valley. Between the posts, fifth-year senior Michaela Till has been a force, recording a pair of shutouts and stopping 87.5% of shots she has face, the 46th best percentage in NCAA DI. On the attack, Evansville has been able to rely on a variety of goal scorers, including four different game-winning goal scorers.
• Fifth-year senior defender Morgan Blair enters Thursday's match with an impressive streak. The London, Ontario, Canada native has played 17-straight matches without missing a single minute. The streak dates back to Oct. 20, 2019 when Blair missed just eight minutes in a match against Valparaiso. In all, Blair has missed just 29 minutes of action over the last three seasons.

Till Moving Up
• Serving as Evansville's primary keeper, fifth-year senior Michaela Till continues to climb up the record book.
• With her shutout on Thursday against SEMO, Till moved into a tie for third all-time at UE with 14 career saves, matching Theresa Bagby's mark.

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