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Tuesday, January 11, 2022

* Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration - Today!

Please join us today for our annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration! Various events and activities will be held throughout the day in remembrance of Dr. King and his passionate pursuit of social justice and the work that remains today. Events are for the UE community as well as the public.

Order of Events
10:30 a.m. – Grand opening of the Center for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (CDEI) and the Multicultural Student Commons (MSC). The event will be held on the second floor of Ridgway University Center, near the Center for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.

11:15 a.m. – Rally at Meeks Family Fieldhouse; this will include comments from President Pietruszkiewicz, Dr. Rob Shelby, and the president of the Black Student Union.

1:00 p.m. – Local Leaders Panel Discussion; this will take place in Room 170 of Schroeder School of Business (SOBA). For those who cannot attend in-person, you can stream live through the CDEI Facebook page.

2:00 p.m. - Community service projects; various projects will be organized for the campus community. For more information, you may contact Abagail Catania.

6:00 p.m. - William G. and Rose M. Mays Lectureship, 2022 Mays Legacy Award, and Inaugural Rising Start Service Award presentations; this will take place inside Eykamp Hall. The 2022 keynote speaker will be Dr. Lerone Martin, who will provide a live, simulcast lecture. Martin recently became the faculty director for the Martin Luther King, Jr. Research and Education Institute at Stanford University. The King Institute supports a broad range of educational activities illuminating Dr. King’s life and the movements he inspired. If you are unable to attend in-person, you may also stream this at

7:00 p.m. – Reception. Light refreshments will be served in the Class of 1959 Gallery (outside Eykamp Hall)


Upcoming Events

* CDEI Presents: Passport to Inclusion Info Sessions

The Center for Diversity Equity and Inclusion invites you to attend one of the following Passport to Inclusion Information Sessions! During the info session a representative from the CDEI will discuss the background and history of Passport to Inclusion, the requirements for the program, how to get involved and more.

Passport to Inclusion is aimed at University of Evansville employees to help raise awareness of issues relating to race, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status and accommodation, as well as other historically underrepresented identities in higher education and other systems. Employees engaged with Passport to Inclusion will not only gain knowledge of diverse experiences but are encouraged to utilize their knowledge and skills to inform their own workspaces.

All info sessions will take place in SOBA 271
January 5: 12-1pm (virtual at Zoom meeting ID: 572 831 8957)
January 6: 2-3pm (virtual at Zoom meeting ID: 572 831 8957)
January 7: 9-10am (virtual at Zoom meeting ID: 572 831 8957)
January 11: 3-4pm
January 13: 4-5pm

The last date to register to engage in Passport to Inclusion for this year is January 15, 2022. Please direct any questions to the CDEI at

If you are interested in Passport to Inclusion but unable to attend an info session, please watch this video.

* The College Tour Watch Party – Coming up January 12!

The spring semester is coming up, and you may want an entertaining outlet during the stress and workload of your first week. Take a break and make plans to join us for The College Tour Watch Party next Wednesday, January 12! We’re inviting all students, employees, alumni, and prospective students to join us.

At 8:30 p.m., the pre-show will begin in Ridgway University Center. Show up early to get your seat, grab some free snacks from Café Court, and even take your photo on our purple carpet. At 9:00 p.m., the 30-minute episode will premiere in Eykamp Hall.

We are so excited to share this video with you, because it tells the story of what makes UE such a special place. If you can’t make it in-person, you can also join us virtually by streaming at


Changemaker Corner

* NEW ChangeLab Opportunity: PSYC 489 T04 is now cross-listed with CHNG 310 Y10 – Children's Mental Health Testing

NEW ChangeLab Opportunity: PSYC 489 T04 is now cross-listed with CHNG 310 Y10 – Children’s Mental Health Testing. Students can take the class for either section. The class is going to examine why there is such a long wait list for children to access mental health testing services, and then make recommendations on what our community might be able to do about it. The students on this team will make a huge difference in the lives of children and their families. About your Coach: Dr. Jennifer Braun is the Clinical Director and Chief Psychologist at the Evansville State Hospital in Evansville, Indiana. She also serves as the primary forensic evaluator and educator for the state’s only Jail-Based Competency Restoration Program, which brings mental health treatment and competency restoration services to patients while they are incarcerated. Her path to become a psychologist began as a Philosophy Major at the University of Evansville many moons ago. She has extensive supervision and clinical experience in the assessment and treatment of psychiatric disorders in children, adolescents, and adults. Students have until Friday 1/14 to add this class to their schedule.


Info You Should Know

* New faces across campus

The Office of Technology Services has seen a few changes over last semester. Say hello to new roles and new members of the Client Services team!

Whatever your need, email us at or call 812-488-2077. We look forward to supporting our campus community!

* Active Threat DRILL to be held this week

As a part of our campus safety preparedness, we will be conducting an Active Threat DRILL during the daytime hours on either January 12th or 13th. This advance notice is to allow the Office of Public Safety to conduct the drill in an “unannounced” format while creating the least amount of disruption to the learning process.

This drill will focus on the HIDE aspect of the Run, Hide, Fight protocols. The limited focus will not require faculty, students, or staff to leave the area they are in when the drill begins. If you are in a common space or outside, please react in line with the HIDE aspect of Run, Hide, Fight.

Although we enjoy a relatively safe campus, it is crucial for every member of the UE community to be familiar with the Run, Hide, Fight protocols and for everyone to participate fully in the training drills. Observers will be on campus to assist us in evaluating the drill. They will also help in identifying ways we can improve our planning and response.

The observers will be Evansville Police Officers. They will all wear high visibility vest that identify them as law enforcement while they are on campus for the drill.

* SOC Race & Ethnic Relations Course Now Offered in Spring Semester

SOC 438- Race and Ethnic Relations is being offered this semester! This timely and important course will be taught mostly asynchronously, with 4 online synchronous discussion sessions and a required field trip to the Evansville African American Museum. The instructor, Dr. Michael Woodard, is a UE SOC alumnus who earned his PhD at University of Chicago. Now an emeritus professor and consultant in Atlanta, Dr. Woodard will be bringing his extensive research, teaching, and professional experience to teach Sociology of Race and Ethnic Relations.

While course activities for SOC 438 will begin on Tuesday, January 18, the course must be added before THIS Friday, January 14, during the University's add/drop period. The section size is limited and by permission only. For more information or to request permission to add the course, please email Dr. Mari Plikuhn, Director of Sociology Programs at

* Consent to Receive Electronic W-2s and 1095-Cs

Consent to Receive Electronic W-2s and 1095-Cs

The Office of Accounting/Payroll will be issuing W-2s for 2021 no later than January 31, 2022. You may choose 1 of 2 options to receive your W-2:

  • Electronic W-2 – If you provide your consent, you will be able to view/print in Self-Service as soon as they are ready. Notification will be sent through AceNotes.
  • Paper W-2 – If you prefer, you can continue to receive your W-2 in the mail.

An electronic W-2 will give you earlier access than a mailed copy. It is IRS compliant and can be submitted with your tax return as usual.

To give consent for the electronic W-2, log in to Self-Service and go to “Tax Information”. Select “Receive my W-2 only in electronic form” and save.

If you are eligible to participate in the university’s health plans, you may give consent to receive your 1095-C form electronically here also. If you choose to withhold your consent to view/print your online W-2 and 1095-C, a paper copy will be mailed to your home address.

If you have questions, please contact Dawn Bury at ext 2159 or

* Share your Harlaxton story!

Have you had the chance to study abroad at Harlaxton? We want to hear your story! Tell us all about your experience, and it could be a featured yourHarlaxton story on the Harlaxton website!

If you're interested in discussing your time spent studying abroad, please email Julie Bryant, university relations coordinator, at A small list of questions will be sent via email, and you can answer them in your own words. Some of the questions will include:

  • Which semester you studied abroad 
  • How did Harlaxton benefit your undergraduate experience?
  • What was your favorite part of studying abroad?
  • Why do you recommend studying at Harlaxton? What would be your advice to others planning to attend?
* 2022 Pcard Monthly Cycle Calendar

The 2022 Pcard Monthly Cycle Calendar is available and posted and available on My Portal on the Pcard website under Dates to Remember.

* NEW 2022 Indiana Sales Tax Exemption Certificate

NEW 2022 Indiana Sales Tax Exemption Certificate
The UE Indiana State Sales Tax Exemption Certificate for 2022 is now available on the My UE portal under the Office of Administrative Services – Pcard, Purchasing or Travel websites under Sales Tax tab for your convenience.

* UE Jazz

Do you play guitar, keyboard, drum set, bass, trumpet, trombone, or saxophone? The UE Music Conservatory offers two ensemble experiences (chamber jazz and big band). If you are interested contact Dr. Zifer at or (812) 488-2878. Come swing with us!

* UE Wind Ensemble Auditions

Auditions for the UE Wind Ensemble will be January 11 and 13, 2022. The UE Wind Ensemble audition will consist of prepared excerpts, two major scales (one in a flat key, one in a sharp key), chromatic scale (practical range of instrument), and sight reading. Excerpts can be found at

Audition Schedule

Tuesday, January 11, 2022, 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Thursday, January 13, 2022, 3:00 - 5:30 p.m.

First Rehearsal is Tuesday, January 18. 2022

Auditions are held in Krannert Hall of Fine Arts, Room 103. Please sign up for an audition on the UE Bands bulletin board, across from FA 103.

For further information, please contact Dr. Kenneth Steinsultz (

* Center for Diversity Equity and Inclusion is Hiring

The Center for Diversity Equity and Inclusion (CDEI) is hiring 2 new Federal Work Study Student Assistants for the Spring semester. 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.

As a Center for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Student Assistant, you will be expected to work approximately 9 hours per week during arranged office hours Monday through Friday during those times when fall and spring classes are in session. The specific hours worked will be at the discretion of the Center for DE&I (based on your class schedule and the needs of the office). Some work may include evenings and weekends based on event and project needs.

Required Skills:

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.

Positions are open until filled.

To be considered, please fill out an application through Webadvisor and email to the CDEI at



* Ebeling joins Editorial Advisory Board of Biblical Archaeology Review magazine

Associate Professor of Archaeology Jennie Ebeling recently joined the Editorial Advisory Board of Biblical Archaeology Review (BAR), the only magazine that connects the academic study of archaeology to a broad general audience eager to understand the world of the Bible. Members of the Editorial Advisory Board are leading archaeologists and biblical scholars in the US and Israel. In recent years, Ebeling has contributed articles on the Jezreel Expedition, UE's excavation project in Israel, and other topics to the magazine. She also currently serves on the editorial boards of the academic journals Near Eastern Archaeology, Bulletin of the American Society of Overseas Research, and Avar: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Life and Society in the Ancient Near East and edits ASOR's Archaeological Report Series. Ebeling is the co-editor of five volumes and the author of Women's Lives in Biblical Times (T&T Clark, 2010); her second monograph will be published by Oxford University Press later this year.

* Creative Writing Grad Publishes Poem

Creative Writing grad J.V. Sumpter publishes a poem in The Walled City Journal.



* Dates announced for postponed contests

The Missouri Valley Conference has announced rescheduling dates for postponed games including those which impacted the University of Evansville men’s basketball team.  Those rescheduled contests have resulted in additional game-day shifts for two other contests.  A total of seven Conference games are impacted.  Notably, to date, the league had postponed six men's basketball games, and all six have been rescheduled.

The Conference office will continue to work in conjunction with its member schools and television partners throughout the rescheduling process.  Adjusted games, with new dates, times and television network designations, include the following:

Jan. 21 -- Evansville at Illinois State, 6 pm CT (ESPN+/ESPN3)
Jan. 23 -- Illinois State at Evansville, 1 pm CT (MVC TV Network)
Feb. 8 -- Evansville at Indiana State, 6 pm CT (ESPN+/ESPN3)
Feb. 10 -- Indiana State at Evansville, 6 pm CT (ESPN+/ESPN3)


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