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Friday, October 22, 2021

* Stop by and Sign the Truss for the New Residence Hall

Construction for the new residence hall at the University of Evansville is well underway. The roof truss, which is the main support structure for the building, will soon be added. Before the installation, it will be painted purple and made available for our campus community to sign. Long after the residence hall is completed and students move in, these signatures will remain on this historic piece.

Please join President Pietruszkiewicz as the first signatures are added tomorrow, October 21, at 2:30 p.m. The truss will be located off Walnut Street between the construction site and Ridgway University Center. If you can’t attend tomorrow, the truss will be available for signatures through next Tuesday during the following dates and times:

Thursday, October 21 from 2:30 p.m. until 4:00 p.m.

Friday, October 22 from 7:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.

Monday, October 25 from 7:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.

Tuesday, October 26 from 7:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.

We hope you are able to join us in celebrating this important step in the building of the new residence hall. The University will continue to provide frequent updates on the installation of the truss and the remaining construction. If you have questions, please contact the office of University Relations at UErelations@evansville.edu.

Upcoming Events

* PRIDE-House: Join us for our second I-House of the semester

The CDEI is hosting its second International House of the semester, focusing on queer issues around the globe. This event, sponsored by UE P.R.I.D.E., will give the audience an opportunity to learn about LGBTQ+ historical events, legal rights, and pride in a variety of countries.

Want to learn what being queer looks like outside the US? Join us at PRIDE-House on Wednesday, October 27 at 7pm!

Look out for more interesting programming from the CDEI on AceNotes, and be sure to follow us on Instagram @uediversity!

* Health Careers Fair- Tuesday, October 26

If you are pursuing a career in health care, attend this event in Eykamp Hall, Ridgway University Center. There are 47 top health care organizations from Indiana and beyond. Student registration is NOT required to attend, however refer to Handshake to see the benefits of registering early!

Health Careers Fair
1:00 p.m.-4:00p.m. Central Time
Tuesday , October 26, 2021
Eykamp Hall/2nd Floor, Ridgway University Center

Full-time, internship and part-time positions available, so students in all class years are encouraged to attend. Don't miss your chance to find a great internship or professional position!

* This Week in Religious Life

Newman Club
• Catholic Mass in the Neu Chapel at 6:00 pm on 10/24 with Father Martin Estrada.
• Newman Night on 10/27 will be held in the Newman House. We will have dinner at 5:00 with Father Martin Estrada speaking on “Why is Catholicism so Rigid?” to follow.
• Service Opportunity: Cleaning Crosses for the memorial of the innocent unborn children on 10/30. We will meet at 3112 Magnolia Ln at 9:00 am. Park behind the house. Pizza will be provided for lunch.
• Join some of the Sisters in Evansville for S’mores after 7:30 PM Mass at Sacred Heart on November 1st.
• Fall Harvest Dance is on November 6th at the Catholic Center.
• There is a camping trip in New Harmony from November 12-14 . RSVP to to Holly Bittner at (812) 664-3780 as soon as possible! 

* UE Clay Club Chili Bowl Sale

Due to forecasted rain, the Chili Bowl Sale has been moved to Friday, October 29, from 11:30AM-1PM. The sale will be held indoors in Eykamp Hall instead of the East Terrace Lawn. Please view the map below to see where the line begins and ends. Volunteers will be there to help guide visitors through the lines. 

Plan to stop by to purchase your chili bowls and fill with Chef Brown’s chili (paper containers are available if you prefer not to use the bowls). Seating will be available for those who would like to have their chili in Eykamp. Masks will be required at all times except while eating.

Patrons will be given a number upon arrival at a check in table for a certain group (1, 2, 3, 4, 5). Groups will then be allowed into the sales area to pick out the bowls in 10-minute increments. Subsequent groups will be allowed in after the previous one is finished. Please be respectful of everyone's space.

For $10, customers can buy a one-of-a-kind ceramic bowl and chili. Larger bowls from $15-$50 will also be for sale. Some more artistic larger bowls will be sold at a silent auction as well ranging in price from $75-$125. Customers can only buy a maximum of eight chili bowls. Cash or check (made out to UE Clay Club) only for the event.

The bowls are made by members of the Clay Club and other UE students, faculty, staff, alumni, and members of the community.

This year 100% of the sales will go to St. Vincent de Paul’s Food Pantry. The Clay Club members chose this organization to assist in fighting hunger in our local area.

The purpose of the Clay Club is to help further the knowledge of the ceramic arts at the University of Evansville, to provide activities (social and educational) to all interested students, and to offer visibility of the ceramic arts to the University and the community as a whole.

The Clay Club members raise funds to attend conferences, visit museums and galleries, and host visiting artists.

Professor Matteson, Chair of the Department of Art and Advisor to Clay Club said: “A lot of hours went into creating these unique ceramic bowls. The artists dedicated a lot of energy and hard work. I am blessed to have such a wonderful group to work with on such a great cause.”

* Center for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: Self-Service Gender Identity Announcement

The observance of LGBTQ+ History Month and National Coming Out Day occurs in the month of October. It’s fitting that several University offices collaborated to activate features for students and employees related to gender identities, personal pronouns, and sexual orientations on Self-Service, Blackboard, and UE email.

Students who wish to include their chosen name, and/or who wish to add their pronouns and gender identity may do so the following way:

  1. Log into Self-Service
  2. Click their username in the upper-right
  3. Select “User Profile”
  4. On the blue bar listing confirmation information, locate the link for “Go To Contact Info”, and click it.

Please take note of the following when making changes:

  • Chosen name, gender identity, and pronoun information is your personal choice – how you would like to be addressed by the University’s faculty, staff, and administrators. Your chosen name will be associated with your Self-Service site, Blackboard site, and email. Faculty members and advisors will also be able to see your chosen name on rosters and advisee lists. Should you require a legal name change, please contact the Office of the Registrar (for students) or Office of Human Resources (for employees).
  • Pronoun information is currently displayed on your Self-Service site. This information is not shared outside of the University.
  • Proxy users—those whom you’ve granted permission to view your information—will continue to see your name as your birth or legal name. Any mail sent to your home address will be addressed using the same information entered in the Self-Service ‘Mail Label’ field.
  • Gender Identity and Personal Pronouns will only be used on campus. If you do not see your appropriate gender identity or pronouns, please contact the OTS Helpdesk through help@evansville.edu.

Please note that this isn’t intended to be a nickname tool (for more information contact the Registrar or Human Resources) – it is intended for individuals who identify using a name that differs from their gendered birth name, gender identity that doesn’t match birth gender, and/or pronouns that differ from those associated with their birth gender. Please contact the Office of the Registrar or the Office of Human Resources if you wish to specify a nickname.

We appreciate your patience as we listened to our LGBTQ+ community members and developed the most comprehensive response available through our platforms.

It’s our collective intent to demonstrate an inclusive community whenever possible.

* School of Education T-shirt Contest

It’s that time of year again! ISTA AE and the Education Ambassadors are launching the Design a T-Shirt contest. Creative artists across campus can submit designs for consideration and have the chance to get their artwork onto students. Attached is a Google Form for you to submit designs. The contest will run until October 27th and is open to any UE student. Here is the link to the Google Form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf8o9MONTFwkyAuM4UmkP4PFWeIjdVsS3dG_KIS9mm_u8ZK0Q/viewform

Please contact Will McDonner (wm99) or Lindsey Field (lf129) with any questions or concerns.
 

* Join us for Ace RACE

Come support AceCARE by participating in our Annual AceRACE 5k! Show off your Halloween costume, compete against your friends, and see our best dressed pets! Mark your calendars now, you won’t want to miss out!

Ace Race is on Saturday, October 30th at 9:30 am, starting at the UE main campus East Terrace Lawn, and there is an option to participate either in person or virtually. Registration is only $15 for students and $30 for the general public! Deadline to register and be guaranteed a t-shirt is Saturday, October 9th, and general registration deadline is Sunday, October 23rd. Register at www.uealumnionline.com/acerace2021 .

Feel free to dress up in your best Halloween costume - there will be a costume contest (and prizes) for both racers and their dogs. That being said dogs are more than welcome at the race (just please make sure they are on a leash). There will be prize giveaways after the race, as well as lots of free food.

Ace CARE is an organization founded by University of Evansville Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) students. Our organization currently has three branches: Ace+PT, ACErcise, and AceBuddies. Ace+PT is an outpatient Physical Therapy clinic that serves community members who are underinsured, uninsured, or homeless. ACErcise serves adults who have had a neurologic injury, and AceBuddies serves children and young adults with special needs. Both ACErcise and AceBuddies are group exercise classes. All these services are completely student-run at no cost to patients and participants.

Thanks for supporting Ace CARE!

* Costume Shop Sale

The theatre department is selling vintage clothing! Come outside the May Studio Theatre October 22nd to get your pick!

* UE Gives Back for Students (October 23rd, 2021)

Community Service Initiatives is hosting the UE Gives Back event on October 23rd, 2021 from 8 A.M. to 12 P.M. Students will be able to sign up to volunteer at various organizations in the Evansville community and surrounding area. All volunteer hours will be collected by Community Service Initiatives. In addition, all volunteers will receive a free t-shirt for volunteering after the event. Sign up on UEngage today! A link to the UE Gives Back Sign-Up Genius can be found on the UEngage event post. We kindly ask that all volunteers wear a UE shirt on the day of the event to show our Aces pride! Volunteer slots are limited, so sign up today!

Changemaker Corner

* Embrace Partners with Fifth Third to Support Jacobsville Businesses

The University of Evansville, with the support of Fifth Third Bank, is launching the Jacobsville Advantage, a collaborative effort that assists small businesses in the community with the resources necessary for growth. The overall project was created by Embrace Marketing, a marketing and communications agency managed by UE students. Members of the team hope the innovative program will strengthen Jacobsville businesses and bring strategic growth to the area.

Members of Embrace held a launch event on the morning of October 21 at The Forge on Main construction site. They were joined with UE officials, Evansville councilmen, local business owners, local media, and more.

For some time, Fifth Third has been partnering with UE and the Small Business Development Corporation to find innovative solutions and initiatives for the Jacobsville community, in which approximately 460 businesses are located. After conducting research to identify the best ways to support small businesses in the community, Embrace found that marketing assistance was a significant need. Because small businesses often do not have the funds to strategically market their goods or services, they may struggle to be profitable. With a grant from Fifth Third to launch their efforts, Embrace will work one-on-one with business owners to create marketing campaigns and increase brand awareness and reach.

Any business owner in the Jacobsville community can receive these services at a very low cost, thanks to the grant from Fifth Third. A stairstep approach will set the initial 5 hours at $10 per hour, with increasing rates up to $50 after 35 hours of service. To learn more or schedule an appointment with the team, businesses can apply on the Jacobsville Advantage website.

Embrace was founded in 2018 by UE alumnus Joe Ellsworth as well as the University’s Center for Innovation & Change. This unique program, now guided by alums Keith Leonhardt and Emily Schuster, is entirely student-run and provides experiential, hands-on learning for students. Clients of Embrace receive affordable marketing and communication services, including graphic design, rebranding, advertising, and consulting.

The Jacobsville Advantage is one of several improvements UE has brought to the community. ChangeLabs, or semester-long courses that seek to create positive change, helped implement Bike Share for the city. Three UE students created the CommuniTree at Mickey’s Kingdom, a solar-powered structure that provides wi-fi and charging ports for mobile devices. The University also obtained $90,000 in solar panels for the Carver Community Organization. Additionally, UE teamed up with Glenwood Leadership Academy to launch the mad hot ballroom program to enhance art education and performance opportunities.

Info You Should Know

* Career Guides are in for 2021-2022

The Center for Career Development is happy to announce that our 2021-2022 Career Guides are in. The Career Guide provides you with valuable information about how to successfully navigate your career plan. It is never too early to start this process and our Career Guide gives you a step by step (year by year) plan to help you achieve your goals. In addition to the Career Guide, our Center for Career Development staff is always here to help you as well. Call or stop by for an appointment.

Career Guides are available at no cost to all UE students. Stop by the Center for Career Development to get your copy!

* Protection of Children Training for Employees

As part of the New Protection of Children Policy, all employees have been assigned the "Protecting Children on Campus: Preventing Sexual Abuse" training module. Please watch your email over the next couple of days for an external email with the Subject: University of Evansville Vector LMS, Higher Education Edition Online Training. This training module is only sixteen minutes long and you are asked to complete it on or before November 15, 2021.
If you do not find an email by Monday, October 25 and have checked your spam folder, please email riskmanagement@evansville.edu.

* Advising for Harlaxton

As you prepare to register for your courses, Harlaxton College would like to encourage you to schedule a meeting with your advisor to talk about your course options at Harlaxton College! Course information is available for the Spring 2022, Summer 2022, and Fall 2022 terms. Your advisor can help you identify the best term to spend abroad as well as solidify your academic plans for your chosen term.

You and your advisor can review your course options on our website here: https://harlaxton.evansville.edu/accepted/course-offerings.cfm

If there is anything that the Harlaxton College staff can do to assist you during advising or registration, please let us know by sending an email to harlaxton@evansville.edu.

Happy registering!

* Drop-in Academic Coaching Available

DROP-IN ACADEMIC COACHING AVAILABLE. If you need support with organization, time management, stress management, etc. come see us! 

* UE Receives $3.6 Million Gift for Lucy Kelly Nursing Scholarship

UE has been provided a $3.6 million gift from the John B. and Lucille S. Kelly Trust. The funds will support and grow the Lucy Kelly Nursing Scholarship, which assists Dunigan Family School of Nursing students who demonstrate financial need and strong academic abilities.

After her marriage to Dr. John B. Kelly, Lucy relocated from St. Louis to Evansville. At age 42 she decided to enroll at UE for a nursing degree. In 1970, she graduated at 46. Looking back on her time at the University, she considered her four years of studies some of the most fulfilling and happiest of her life. Lucy worked as a nurse at Welborn Baptist Hospital for many years, while her husband was a urologist for Welborn Clinic. She eventually moved to a retirement community in Sun City, Arizona, where she lived until her passing at the age of 97.

“We are tremendously grateful for the Kellys’ generosity and foresight in developing a philanthropic plan that will both make the UE Nursing degree more accessible to students and expand the pipeline of professionals in this critical need field,” said Abigail Werling, vice president for university advancement at UE.  “Mrs. Kelly was very proud of her UE degree, and today, we are proud of the Kellys’ decision to invest in the University of Evansville’s future with such a beautiful gift of scholarship.”

Concerned about the nursing shortage and accessibility to education, Lucy established the Lucy Kelly Nursing Scholarship at UE. It was her hope that students in need could pursue their passion for nursing and join the field after graduation. Applicants for the scholarship must be in the top twenty percent of their class and hold a B grade average.

UE was the first institution in the state of Indiana to receive accreditation for a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program. Now celebrating over 60 years of continuous accreditation, the program offers a scientific and creative learning environment in which students work closely with talented, experienced faculty. UE offers direct entry into the program for eligible freshmen, meaning those who meet required standards are guaranteed a spot in the program once they deposit. Direct entry students also receive a nursing scholarship valued at $20,000 per year.

“Nursing careers, especially in the tri-state region, are currently in high demand,” said Jerrilee Lamar, PhD, RN, CNE, the Dunigan Family School of Nursing chair. “We are incredibly grateful for this generous gift from the John B. and Lucille S. Kelly Trust, which will support nursing students for years to come.”

* Advising and Registration Dates

Advising Week | October 25 – 29
Meet with your faculty advisor this week. Make an appointment now.

Registration Week | November 1 – 5
Don’t miss your assigned registration window. Finalize your registration for Spring 2022.

* RA Application Now Live

Looking to get involved on campus and in the residence hall? Applications to become a Resident Assistant are now live on UEngage! Applications are due on Nov. 3rd. Questions can be directed to Will McDonner at wm99@evansville.edu

* School of Education hosts Renowned Teacher and Author

The School of Education hosted a virtual visit with renowned educator, Erin Gruwell, teacher, author, and founder of the Freedom Writers Foundation. Erin and her students wrote a New York Times bestseller, The Freedom Writers Diary. The bestseller shares the powerful, first-hand accounts from students struggling in the streets of Long Beach who were labeled “unteachable.” These students went on to graduate and publish their stories of overcoming adversity. Erin teaches educators around the world how to fight for equality in education. Her message of helping students reach their fullest potential by understanding the struggles they bring into the classroom was inspiring. Erin and her students have appeared on Oprah, Good Morning America, and The View.

* CHEM280 will be offered in summer 2022

If you plan to take Inorganic Chemistry I - CHEM280, the class will be offered in summer 2022 as in-person/hybrid course. Please contact Dr. Tod at tt92@evansville.edu if you have any questions.

* UE Townhouse Furniture Delivery - Parking Awareness

In preparation for the delivery and installation of some new furniture for both the Weinbach Commons and Frederick Commons Townhouses, please note the Office of Public Safety will be blocking some of the parking spaces in the following areas on Wednesday, October 20 after 5:00 p.m.:
• Walnut Commons Townhouses – Parking along the street side of the Armory parking lot O fence will be blocked.
• Frederick Commons Townhouses – Parking will be blocked on the South side of Lot Q. However, the North side of Lot O will remain open for parking.

These areas are being blocked off to safely accommodate large dumpsters and 53’ semi-trailers. Please remove your vehicle if parked in these areas before 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday and do not park in these areas until the Office of Public Safety has removed the barriers. Once the semi-trailers are emptied on Friday, October 22, they will leave campus.
We appreciate your patience during this important furniture installation.

Congratulations

* Dr. Kyle Matsel, Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy and Dr. Kyle Kiesel, Emeritus Professor presented live webinar

Professor Emeritus Dr. Kyle Kiesel and Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy Dr. Kyle Matsel recently presented a live webinar on managing athletes with extension oriented low back pain. The course focused on the key aspects of identification and treatment of extension-oriented low back pain, which is commonly encountered in athletic training and other sports medicine environments. The program is designed to return the athlete to full activity safely while reducing the probability of recurrence and long-term disabling consequences often associated with low back pain. Dr. Kiesel and Dr. Matsel's expertise is greatly appreciated and we are proud of how they represent UE.

* Dr. Plisky presents "Secrets to Engineering Athletic Performance: From Youth to Professionals" to over 900 attendees

Dr. Phil Plisky, Associate Professor of Physical Therapy and Director of Residency Programs presented a virtual live continuing education course titled, "Secrets to Engineering Athletic Performance: From Youth to Professionals" for physical therapists and athletic trainers via Medbridge learning platform. The over 900 professionals in attendance learned about developing performance systems for high school, collegiate and professional athletes. Dr. Plisky has over 20 years of experience in the field and has produced many scholarly works on these topics which has helped numerous athletes. We are proud of his contributions to the profession of Physical Therapy and how he represents the University of Evansville.

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