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Friday, September 24, 2021

* UPDATE: Fall Health Screenings & Flu Shots

Health screenings are scheduled on 9/21 and 9/22 from 7-11am each day in Eykamp Room 252. Flu shots will also be available at this time. Please sign up by clicking the link below.

Additional flu shots will be available on 9/23 and 9/24 from 7-11am. You do not need to sign up for a time slot to receive a flu shot. Be on the lookout for additional flu shot times available in October.

Sign up here:


Upcoming Events

* This Week in Religious Life

Faith in Action will be having our first student led study “Walking With Jesus On Campus” on Oct. 3 1-2:30pm.
We will meet at Redeemer Lutheran in the courtyard if the weather is nice and in the Fellowship Hall if it's raining.
Contact: Jeremy Seger, Redeemer Campus Ministry /

* CDEI presents: Meet the Greeks!

Join the Center for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at 6:00PM on Monday, September 27th for Meet the Multicultural Greeks. This program will be held on the second floor of Ridgway University Center in the Eykamp Hall.

The event will give the campus community an opportunity to learn about various Multicultural Greek organizations in attendance at UE and USI. There will be a panel discussion followed by a Q&A and then some special performances from the multiple organizations in attendance, followed by networking and a social reception.

This program is meant to introduce students from UE and USI to get to know the multicultural student organizations available to them and to allow members of the audience direct interaction with the various organizations. Follow along with @uediversity on Instagram for additional programming. 

* Fall Break? Join the Venturing Crew for fall break to the St Louis City Museum, Current River and Jacks Fork

Do you have plans for Fall Break? Join the Venturing Crew for fall break to the St Louis City Museum, Current River and Jacks Fork

Join the Venturing Crew as we travel to St Louis to visit the City Museum for a day of exploring the unexpected. City Museum is a hundred-year-old warehouse in downtown St. Louis in which artists have repurposed the pieces of old cities to build miles of tunnels, slides, climbers, bridges, and castles. There are secret passages and grand galleries. Playgrounds and ball pits. A circus and a train. A rooftop school bus and a Ferris wheel.

We will then travel to Two Rivers Campground where the crystal clear Current River meets the Jacks Fork and flows past the campground.

We will spend a day canoeing each river and sit around the camp fire at night playing games "Mafia", eating extreme S'mores and telling stories.

On the last day we break camp and head for home but not before stopping at Lambert's Cafe, the home of the flying rolls where we will eat a hearty brunch and try not to get hit with a hot buttery roll.

We will leave campus Friday October 8th around 6pm and return Tuesday October 12 around 3pm.

Sign up tables will be in Ridgway starting Tuesday Sept 28th and the cost will be $75


Info You Should Know

* Federal Work Study - Girl Scouts Work Opportunity

A partnership between the Center for Student Engagement and the Girl Scouts of Southwest Indiana presents and an opportunity for Federal Work Study-eligible students to work off campus with after school programs! Eligible students can earn $12.00 per hour for this position. Application and job description details are available in the Student Employment Positions Listing in Webadvisor (position name: Community Project Coordinators Off-Campus). If you're interested and have any questions, please let Megan Sicard know at

* UE Library + Social Media

The Library needs a student to manage its social media accounts. See the UE Library Social Media Intern Position Description in WebAdvisor for details. Email Kyle Stearns at to apply.

* Letterhead and Envelope Order Due October 1

The 2021-22 letterhead and envelope orders are due October 1. If your department uses letterhead or envelopes during the fiscal year, this is the time to order. By placing one large order, we are able to get a price break on boxes of envelopes and reams of letterhead. Smaller orders placed later in the year will unfortunately be more expensive.

REMINDER: Generic letterhead and envelopes are no longer available from the office supplies order form.

Check your email inbox for a message from the Office of Publications with ordering instructions. You may also email or call ext. 2561 for more information.

Remember – orders are due October 1, 2021.
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* OTS HelpDesk hiring Federal Work Study Student Workers

OTS is seeking Student Workers to assist in answering calls, entering help tickets, aiding patrons at the HelpDesk counter, delivering paper/toner to labs, and other office duties as assigned. The student must have a friendly disposition, good work ethic, and effective communication skills, both verbal and written.

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

Apply by visiting WebAdvisor and downloading/completing the application. Completed applications can be forwarded to

* UE Theatre Cancels First Two Performances of Everybody, by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins

The University of Evansville (UE) Department of Theatre has cancelled the first two performances of EVERYBODY, by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, following a positive COVID-19 breakthrough case in the cast. There will be no performances on Fri., Sept. 24 or Sat., Sept. 25. Currently, UE Theatre still plans to hold performances of the show on Thurs., Sept. 30, Fri., Oct. 1, and Sat. Oct. 2, at 7:30 p.m. There will also will a matinee performance on Sun., Oct. 3, at 2:00 p.m. The safety of students and patrons is of top priority to UE Theatre. The program boasts a 100% vaccination rate against COVID-19 among the faculty and students. In addition to compliance with the University of Evansville’s Coronavirus Task Force guidelines, UE Theatre continues regular weekly COVID-19 testing of students involved with productions in order to maintain a healthy, safe environment for the coalition of theatre artists working on campus.

Season subscribers for the Fall 2021 season will be contacted with information regarding showtime rescheduling options for future performances of EVERYBODY. Patrons who purchased tickets for the cancelled performances of EVERYBODY may choose a refund or another performance. For all productions this season, and in following industry standards, as established by the Broadway League, all audience members must show proof of COVID-19 vaccination, or a negative test result taken within 72-hours of the date on their ticket. Upon arrival at Shanklin Theatre, proof of vaccination/negative
test result and an ID will be checked before each performance. In compliance with the UE Coronavirus Task Force guidelines, all audience members must remain masked when indoors on campus. Additionally, Shanklin Theatre will be seated at no more than 50% capacity.

The University of Evansville Theatre Ticket Office can be reached by calling 812.488.2031 and is open Monday–Friday from 12:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m. or on the day of a scheduled performance from 12:00 p.m. until curtain.

* UE Music Conservatory Awarded Grant for Dual Enrollment Course

The UE Music Conservatory is pleased to launch a Dual Enrollment partnership with EVSC this year. Fifteen EVSC high school students are enrolled in UE’s Fundamentals of Music Course with Consortium Instructor Ross Erickson. Students participate in the class from their high school during their enrichment period via synchronous online media while Prof. Erickson teaches from UE. This initiative is made possible in part through a generous gift from the Arts Council of Southwestern Indiana. Funds from the Arts Council grant are being used to offset tuition costs for select students.


Pictured: Students at North High School participating in UE Dual Enrollment Music course with Consortium Instructor Ross Erickson

* Sign Up Today for the Cut the Sugar Fall Health Challenge!

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Sign up today for the Fall employee wellness challenge. Participation in the challenge will count towards your HRA incentive. This challenge runs from 10/4 to 10/31 and focuses on cutting down your added sugar consumption as much as possible.

A weekly email will be sent out for challenge details. The first email will be sent out on 10/1 for the challenge for week 1 as well as your tracker. View the flyer.

To sign up, contact Ashley Chipps at or 812-568-4420.

* REMINDER: Employee Flu Shots!

REMINDER! Flu shots will be available in Eykamp Room 252 on 9/23 and 9/24 from 7-11am for EMPLOYEES ONLY.
No appointment necessary. No charge for insured employees. Non-insured charge is $20 cash only.

* Free Philharmonic Tickets for UE Full Time Students

FREE PHILHARMONIC TICKETS FOR UE FULL TIME STUDENTS! This Saturday, Sept 25, is Evansville Philharmonic’s Opening Night: "American Visionaries" with music of Gershwin, Bernstein, Florence Price, and Paul Dooley at the beautiful Main Street Victory Theatre at 7 PM, under the direction of Music Director Roger Kalia.

2 dancers from UE’s Dance Company and Award Winning Mad Hot Ballroom program will accompany the orchestra. Physician Assistant student Ruben Recinos, and UEDC Advisor and Center for Innovation & Change Director Erin Lewis will join the orchestra on stage to honor the famous “Mambo“ scene from West Side Story. Thank you to Concert Sponsor: Kenny Kent Lexus!

All children ages 0 - 6 can attend free, plus all full time students can attend free. View here for information to receive a free ticket:

We hope you’ll take advantage of the chance to support this wonderful local orchestra and your fellow purple Aces. #UEChangemakers

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* Charlas: Informal conversation in Spanish

Wanting to practice conversation in Spanish? The next session of Charlas is Wednesday, September 29 at 6:00 p.m. 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

* Latinx Community Health ChangeLab Hosting Youth-Focused COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic for the Latino Community

Protect yourself and your family.
We encourage all ages to take advantage of the free vaccines we are offering at this clinic. Youth 12 years and older now meet the safety standards for receiving the vaccine. Because the number of COVID cases is increasing among young people, we want to help this group in particular.
The University of Evansville supports the Latino community and wants to help address their health care needs. In that spirit, the university is offering anyone who receives both doses of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine a chance to win a scholarship. Names will be drawn, and one current Latino high school student will win a four-year, full-tuition scholarship to attend UE.
Dates: Sunday, September 26 for the first injection. Sunday, October 17 for the second injection.
Time: 1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Location: Holy Rosary Catholic Church, 1301 S. Green River Rd. Evansville, IN 47715.
How to register: Registration will take place at the walk-in clinic provided courtesy of St. Vincent Ascension and Holy Rosary Church.
What you should know:
• Wear a mask.
• You do not need ID or health insurance to get vaccinated.
• The vaccine is free for everyone.

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* Ridgway Information Desk Hiring 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

* CDEI Presents: Hispanic Heritage Month Challenge

During Hispanic Heritage Month join the UE HHM Challenge sponsored by the Center for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion!

In this challenge you will find 30 ways for 30 days of Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15- October 15) to actively learn, engage, support, and uplift the many different Hispanic cultures found in Evansville and around the world. Items listed in the challenge can be done personally or in a social group! Watch some YouTube videos to learn Zapateado or grab a friend, some popcorn and watch Selena. Either way you do it, #HHMChallenge yourself!

Happy Hispanic Heritage Month and be on the look out for some great programming throughout this next month hosted by the Hispanic Heritage Month Planning Team!

Hispanic Heritage Month Challenge
- Learn about different traditional Hispanic outfits and their importance
- Support a local Hispanic owned business
- Listen to music that is a part of Hispanic culture
- Learn about stereotypes that affect the Hispanic community
- Learn a few phrases in Spanish! Bonus-if they're in different dialects
- Research the different Spanish dialects
- Try to learn one of the many Hispanic dances ex. Bachata, Zapateado, etc.
- Read a book by a Hispanic author
- Research the significance of September 15th in relation to Hispanic Heritage month
- Amplify Hispanic voices in your community
- Follow some Hispanic activists on social media Ex. Vizo's Voice
- Learn all the Spanish speaking countries
- Share news and information related to Hispanic issues on social media
- Learn about biases towards Hispanic communities
- Research the importance of certain animals in different Hispanic cultures
- Support a Hispanic serving charity / organization ex. HOLA, Pulsera project
- Learn about Hispanic holidays
- Try a food that is important and traditional to a Hispanic culture
- Attend a Hispanic heritage month event hosted by the CDEI
- Research influential people in Hispanic culture ex. Frida Kahlo
- Share the new information you've learned with others
- Learn about the contributions that Hispanics have made in America
- Learn about the first Hispanic astronaut
- Look into and learn about the history of Afro-Latinos
- Research the differences and similarities between Hispanic countries and cultures
- Download an app created by an Hispanic person
- Watch a movie or documentary that is important to Hispanic culture ex. Bajo la Misma Luna or Living Undocumented
- Sign some petitions advocating for Hispanic rights on
- Research the term Hispanic
- Listen to podcasts by a Hispanic creative // that explore Hispanic culture
- Attend a Hispanic heritage festival this month

* Free Starter OZZI Token

Please stop by Dining Services to receive your free starter OZZI token by September 27th at 11am. After that time, all token will be $5/token. Thank you.

* Employees- UE Gives Back

The volunteer survey is open for volunteers to select their project for UE Gives Back on Friday, October 8. 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.

Projects this year include:

  • Clifford Circle Benches – Pressure Washing
  • Front Oval Refresh – Painting of Front Oval Curbs
  • John Street Community Garden Cleanup – Seasonal Cleaning Up of Vines and Plants, Raking Leaves
  • Krannert Hall Art Department - Inspecting and Registering Permanent Collections
  • Native Plant Garden – Planting
  • Raised Planters Across Campus – Planting Fall Annuals
  • Peters-Margedant House – Cleaning and Painting Exterior Walls, Outdoor Landscaping
  • SOBA Landscaping – Removal of Overgrown Hedges, Raking Mulch, Adding Decorative Rock

Sign up today by filling out this UE Gives Back Survey by October 4. The safety of all employees is critically important to the success of this event. Volunteers are asked to watch this safety video and initial the final page of the survey document. Safety Video:

Contact Alex Amick at with any questions.

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* MVC Play Opens on Friday for Aces Volleyball

MVC play opens on Friday for Aces volleyball
UE travels to Indiana State for 5 p.m. CT match

EVANSVILLE, Ind. – Off to its best start in 11 years, the Purple Aces volleyball team looks to carry that momentum into Missouri Valley Conference play, opening the league schedule on Friday at Indiana State.  Match time is 5 p.m. CT inside ISU Arena.

Last Time Out
- Taking to its home court for the first time in the fall, the University of Evansville picked up 3-0 victories over Cleveland State and Murray State in the Dunn Hospitality Tourney
- Alondra Vazquez was the MVP of the event, averaging 5.60 kills and 3.40 digs per set
- Melanie Feliciano and Madisyn Steele were named to the All-Tournament Team
- Steele had the top effort of her freshman career against the Racers, finishing with 10 kills

Looking at the Start
- Following a 2-0 weekend inside Meeks Family Fieldhouse, the Aces improved to 10-1 on the season
- It is the best start since 2010 when UE won 11 of its first 12 matches

Gaining National Attention
- A season average of 11.36 assists has Taya Haffner among the national leaders
- Haffner leads the MVC while ranking sixth in the nation and the #2 freshman
- She continues to rack up the assists at the unbelievable rate of 11.75/set over the last four matches
- Haffner capped off last weekend with 43 helpers in the 3-0 win over Murray State; it was her top total in a 3-set match

MVC Player of the Week - Take 3
- For the second time this season and the third instance in her career, Alondra Vazquez was named the MVC Player of the Week on Monday
- She registered 4.88 kills and 3.63 digs in a week that saw UE earn three 3-0 wins versus Tennessee St, Cleveland St and Murray St while being named the MVP of the Dunn Hospitality Tournament

1K-1K Club
- Alondra Vazquez recently surpassed 1,000 kills and 1,000 digs in her career
- Her career numbers currently stand at 1,100 kills and 1,050 digs and she is the 8th player in UE history to accomplish the feat; the others to do so include:

Name                          Kills     Digs     Years
Lisa Sampson             1437    1126    90-93
Vicki Spahn                 1015    1448    91-94
Julie Groves                1523    2055    97-00
Jessica Kiefer             1706    1017    97-01
Samantha Butler         1318    1734    98-01
Brooke Maher             1254    1418    08-11
Mildrelis Rodriguez     1156    1380    15-18

Double Digit Outing
- Freshman Madisyn Steele earned a spot on the All-Tournament Team at the home-opening Dunn Hospitality Tournament
- Steele had the top match of her career against Murray State, registering 10 kills in 12 attempts
- She is Evansville’s second-leading blocker with 0.83 per set and had five block assists against PFW and Cleveland State
- Over the last 25 sets, Steele has 19 blocks


In The News

* Baines Publishes Essay in Collection

Robert Baines, associate professor of English, has an essay in the new collection "Modernism, Theory, and Responsible Reading," edited by Stephen Ross and published by Bloomsbury. Baines' essay is titled "The Positive of the Negative: Joycean Post-Structuralism as Felskian Critique."

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