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Wednesday, November 3, 2021

* New Employee Headshots

Are you new to UE and/or have not yet had a headshot taken? The Office of Marketing & Communications will be taking headshots next week for those on Monday, November 8, from 9:45-10:15AM. Photos will be taken on the southwest end of the front oval lawn, near Lincoln Street (the photographer will be set up on the brick sidewalk near the green bench). 

If you would like to attend and didn't complete the Doodle, please contact Julie Bryant, university relations coordinator (jb855).


Upcoming Events

* Diversity Event: Serving as a Black American Overseas

Join us on November 3, 2021, from 3:00- 4:00 PM to discover the benefits of Peace Corps service from Black Americans who are returned Peace Corps Volunteers.

You will have the opportunity to learn about challenging, rewarding, and inspirational moments from their service, ask questions about the Peace Corps service experience and gain tips to guide you through the application process.

Please use the following link to register/attend this virtual session:

We hope to see you there!

* CDEI Presents: I-House: Peace Corps Information Session

Join the CDEI on Wednesday, November 10th from 7:00- 8:00 PM on the second floor of Ridgeway for the fourth International House of the semester, focusing on Peace Corps.

This event, hosted by senior Spanish major, HarMonee Baltzel and Peace Corps Recruiter, Andrea Tiller will provide an overview of general knowledge about the Peace Corps including benefits, sectors of service, and countries of service.

Follow along with @uediversity on Instagram for additional programming!

* Campus Culture Panel

Join WRA on Tuesday, November 9th, in Eykamp 252 where the goal is to address harmful and often ignored issues that negatively impact campus culture.

* Climbing at Vertical Excape with the Venturing Crew

Join the Venturing Crew as we climb the night away at Vertical Excape from 8pm till midnight on Saturday, November 13th.
Vertical Excape offers 4 types of climbing in their facility: Bouldering, Top-Roping, Auto-Belay, and Sport Climbing.
Venturing Crew will provide Pizza, drinks and a good time. The event is free and we will provide bus transportation.
We will require a $10 deposit at the sign-up table to hold your place and will be returned once we get to Vertical Excape.
There is a maximum of 75 people allowed for the event and must be a current UE student or advisor to attend.
Sign-ups will be in Ridgway lobby Monday, November 8th at 11am-1pm and 4pm-6pm as well as Tuesday and Wednesday at the same times.

* Vanderburgh Electronics Fall Recycling Event

Did you know that during the “Fall 2021 recycling days, a variety of electronic materials will be accepted for recycling at no charge. The items will include, but are not limited to computers and computer related equipment, laptops, printers, scanners, TVs, DVD players, DVR devices, digital cameras and fax machines.
Copy machines and appliances, including microwaves, will NOT be accepted.
This program is for Vanderburgh County households only. Items from businesses will not be accepted.”
Fall Event: November 6, 2021, 8:00 am - 2:00 pm, Civic Center parking lot (9th & Walnut Streets)
For more information, please call the Vanderburgh County Solid Waste District at 812-436-7800.

* ECTE Lunch & Learn this Thursday

Join us for November’s Lunch and Learn this Thursday in the Phillips Alcove! Lunch will begin at 12:15 and the speakers will begin at 12:30. Dr Lisa Hale (Education) will share her experience in becoming an administrator of the Intercultural Developmental Inventory, including ways that interested faculty might incorporate the IDI into their own courses. In his talk “Bridging behavior and the brain: from basic research techniques to molecular neuroscience,” Dr Vinn Campese (Psychology) will discuss student research being scaffolded across introductory and upper-level courses. Both Dr Hale and Dr Campese are recipients of the ECTE Teaching Innovation Grant.
Lunch is provided, but you can bring your own or just join us for the speakers! This event is part of ECTE's Teaching Engagement Certificate. 

* CDEI Presents: I-House: First-Generation Student Panel

Join the CDEI on Wednesday, November 3rd in Gallery 59 (Ridgeway 2nd floor) from 7:00-8:30 pm for the third International House of the semester focusing on first-generation students.

This event, sponsored by our new organization, Ace Scholars, will give the audience an opportunity to learn what it means to be first-generation and hear the stories of first-generation students from a variety of backgrounds.

We hope to see you there!

* Distinguished Historian Sally Roesch Wagner to Deliver Fiddick Lecture on November 5

The Department of History, Politics, and Social Change will welcome Dr. Sally Roesch Wagner for the 19th annual Thomas C. Fiddick Memorial Lecture on Friday, November 5. The lecture will begin at 7:00 p.m. in Eykamp Hall and is free and open to the public. For those who are unable to attend in person, the lecture will be live streamed at

The 19th annual Fiddick Lecture is a centennial celebration (delayed by one year due to COVID-19) of the passing of the 19th Amendment, which gave American women the right to vote. Focusing on the women's rights movement over three centuries, Dr. Wagner’s lecture examines the movement's changing agenda, why it has happened, and how we can move forward today with United States democracy and the very existence of life on the planet hanging in the balance.

Dr. Sally Roesch Wagner was awarded one of the first doctorates in the country for work in women’s studies (UC Santa Cruz), and she is a founder of one the first college-level women’s studies programs in the United States (CSU Sacramento). Dr. Wagner has taught women’s studies courses for 50 years, and she currently teaches for Syracuse University’s Honors Program.

A major historian of the suffrage movement, Dr. Wagner has been active on the national scene. She appeared in and wrote the faculty guide for the Ken Burns documentary Not for Ourselves Alone. A prolific author, Dr. Wagner’s anthology The Women's Suffrage Movement, with a foreword by Gloria Steinem (Penguin Classics, 2019), unfolds a new intersectional look at the 19th century women’s rights movement. Sisters in Spirit: Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) Influence on Early American Feminists (Native Voices, 2001) documents the surprisingly unrecognized authority of Native women who inspired the suffrage movement. It was followed by her young reader’s book, We Want Equal Rights: How Suffragists Were Influenced by Native American Women (Native Voices, 2020). Among her awards, Dr. Wagner was selected as a 2020 New York State Senate Woman of Distinction, one of “21 Leaders for the 21st Century” by Women’s E-News in 2015, and she received the Katherine Coffey Award for outstanding service to museology from the Mid-Atlantic Association of Museums in 2012.

Thomas C. Fiddick, for whom the Fiddick Memorial Lecture is named, served as professor of history at UE from 1963 to 2002. In his 39 years at the University, he was a dedicated teacher, a productive scholar, and a tireless fighter in the cause of justice. His book, Russia's Retreat from Poland, 1920: From Permanent Revolution to Peaceful Coexistence, is still considered to be the best book on this topic. Tom’s untimely death on the day of his retirement in 2002 stunned the entire UE community, especially his many former students. It was from the former students’ efforts in particular, with the support of Dr. Fiddick’s friends and the University, that the annual Thomas C. Fiddick Memorial Lecture was established.


Info You Should Know

* Registration Week

It's Registration Week!! Don't miss your assigned registration window on Self-Service. Finalize your registration for Spring 2022! 

* CHEM280 will be offered in summer 2022

If you plan to take Inorganic Chemistry I - CHEM280, the class will be offered in summer 2022 (session 1) as in-person/hybrid course. Please contact Dr. Tod at if you have any questions.

* Musical Madness Call-Out Meeting

It is that time of year again to begin planning for Musical Madness!

Each year UE student organizations come together to show off their musical (or lack of) skills as they perform a short performance for the UE campus community and potential UE students (Road Trip).

There will be an interest meeting on Friday, November 5, 2021 at 5:30 PM. Only one member of an organization needs to attend to learn about the event; however, in order to be considered an active participant of Musical Madness there must be at least least three (3) members of your organization. If your organization is interested but unable to attend the meeting, please email Caroline Duffy (

Join the call-out meeting using the information below:

Topic: Musical Madness Call-Out Meeting
Time: Nov 5, 2021 05:30 PM CT

Join Zoom Meeting

* 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

* 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.



* UE Alum and EVSC Teacher of the Year visits School of Education

The School of Education had the privilege of hosting Peter Barringer, UE English Education graduate '12, on October 28. Peter is the current recipient of the 2021 Outstanding High School Teacher of the Year Award for Evansville Vanderburgh County. He currently teaches at Harrison High School as part of the Shepard Leadership and Law Academy. Peter spoke to high school students from both Dubois County and Memorial who participate in Cadet Teaching Programs. He also shared his expertise with several UE education classes throughout the day. We are so proud of Peter’s accomplishments in the classroom.

* Dr. Phil Plisky leads team of UE alumni at the inaugural International MLB Combine in the Dominican Republic

Dr. Phil Plisky, Associate Professor of Physical Therapy and Director of all Residency Programs, led a team of 9 UE alumni at the inaugural International Major League Baseball Combine in the Dominican Republic last weekend. Dr. Plisky was part of the planning and implementation of the combine and the team was part of completing necessary testing throughout the combine. "My favorite part was how engaged and inquisitive the Dominican Republic physiotherapists and medical students were in learning the testing," says Dr. Plisky.

We are all super proud of the ProRehab and University of Evansville's Sports Residency team and the Rehabilitation and Performance Institute and University of Evansville's Orthopaedic Residency team for their high quality testing. The team included: Adam Devery, AT, PTA ('19), Dr. Danielle Honnette, PT ('16, Sports Residency), Dr. Kyle Matsel, Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy, Dr. Jenna Gourlay, PT and RPI's/UE's Orthopaedic Residency Director ('15, Sports Residency), Dr. Logan Blair ('16, UEDPT and '17, Sports Residency), Dr. Rolando Rodriguez (Current Sports Resident), Dr. Ervin Velic (Current Sports Resident), and Dr. Logan Wager ('17, Sports Residency).



* Hall named MVC Offensive Player of the Week

After an incredible pair of performances, University of Evansville men's soccer redshirt junior Jakub Hall has been named Missouri Valley Conference Offensive Player of the Week, it was announced in a release from the Conference office on Tuesday afternoon.

Helping lead Evansville to a pair of wins over SIUE and Drake, Hall continued his best season in white and purple. Against SIUE on Wednesday, Hall scored what would prove to be the game-winner in the 12th minute off an assist from Jose Vivas in a 2-0 road victory. On Sunday, Hall scored twice in another 2-0 shutout victory, this time a win over Drake. The wins were the first back-to-back shutout wins of two-goals or more, including a road match, by the Aces since 1990, a season in which the Aces advanced to the Final Four. On the season, Hall is now tied for the team lead in goals and is the leader in assists.

Hall's honor is the first MVC Offensive Player of the Week award for an Ace since Jesse Stafford-Lacey earned the honor on Nov. 6, 2018.

Evansville closes the regular season on Saturday night at Bradley with a 7 PM matchup in Peoria, Ill.


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