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Thursday, January 20, 2022

Upcoming Events

* MOVED to ZOOM: UE Gospel Choir Interest Meeting

The Gospel Choir interest meeting will take place on Zoom today (1/20) at 7:00 pm.
Please use the following connection information to join the call.

Rob Shelby (he/him) is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Gospel/P&W Choir Callout Meeting
Time: Jan 20, 2022 07:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

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* David Unsupervised Exhibition

 
* CDEI Presents...I-House: Civil Rights

The Center for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion is proud to announce that it will be hosting its first I-House of the semester on Wednesday, January 26th from 7-8pm. Join us in SOBA 173 for a discussion on Civil Rights. Hope to see you there!

 
* Take Back the Night vigil on Jan 24

Join Women's Rights Awareness as we hold an event to raise awareness and support victims and survivors of domestic violence on Monday, January 24. We will begin in SOBA 170 at 5pm with a speaker from Albion Fellows and a chance for people to share their own stories, followed up by a short walk around campus and a silent vigil on the East Terrace Lawn.

 
* You're Invited! Coffee, Cocoa, and Cupcakes with Dean Clayton

After 32 years of extraordinary service, Dr. Dana Clayton will retire at the end of January as Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students for the University of Evansville.

To celebrate her remarkable contributions and legacy as an advocate, mentor, and friend to countless individuals, the entire campus community is invited to Coffee, Cocoa and Cupcakes with Dean Clayton on Thursday, January 27, from 3:00-5:00 p.m. in the Class of ’59 Gallery and Lounge (located on the second floor of Ridgway University Center).

Please contact Alexandra Cooper, Administrative Assistant and Events Coordinator in the Office of the President, by email at aa308@evansville.edu if you have any questions. 

 
* Charlas: Informal conversation in Spanish

Wanting to practice conversation in Spanish? The next session of Charlas is Thursday, January 20 at 5:30 p.m. - Central Time. 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 dr130@evansville.edu.

 
* Coming Up in Religious Life

Faith In Action is sponsoring a RunHard RestWell Retreat. March 4-6, 2022 @ St. Meinrad Archabbey in St. Meinrad, IN

This is the Friday, Saturday and Sunday before Spring Break (we will be finished by 12 noon on Sunday)

Run Hard. Rest Well is a Non-Profit organization that specializes in Restorative Wellness.

From the stress of Covid, school, jobs, relationships and many more things, our emotional and physical reserves are near empty.

This retreat will help give us the tools and practices we need in our lives to prioritize rest and wellness.

"Navigating seasons of crisis, comeback, and recovery requires the ability to create connection, reduce cortisol, hit pause, and prioritize sleep. These four strategies help students and teachers combat anxiety, restlessness, and depression and position people of every age to flourish.” RunHard.RestWell website (runhardrestwell.org)

Cost of the retreat is only $100/ student for the entire retreat. This includes lodging (2 students/room with a private bath) and all meals.

A deposit of $50 is due by February 1st. Please Jeremy Seger js948@evansville.edu, Madeline Ebbott, me170@evansville.edu or Emilee Scheumann, es331@evansville.edu to reserve your spot.

There are only 10 spots available so please let us know as soon as possible.

 
* Save the Date: UE Gospel Choir Call Out Meeting

Come One, Come All!

Do you like to sing? Can you play a musical instrument (drums, bass/electric guitar, etc.)?

The Center for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and the Office of Religious Life are hosting a callout meeting for all UE campus members (students and employees) who are interested to learn about UE’s new Gospel Choir.

Thursday, January 20, 2022 at 7:00 pm

SOBA 170

Submit advance inquiries to Center4DEI@evansville.edu

 

Info You Should Know

* UE Women's Basketball LOOKING FOR Male Practice Player

UE Women's Basketball is looking to add an additional male practice player ASAP for the 2022 Spring Semester.

Please contact Director of Basketball Operations, Max Ethridge if interested. me185@evansville.edu

 

 
* 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 https://selfservice.evansville.edu 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 db287@evansville.edu.

 
* Become An RA

Interested in creating community? Getting involved? Free Housing? Apply to be an RA on UEngage by Feb.1! If you have question, email Lily Renfro (lr156) or Will McDonner (wm99) for more information.

 

Congratulations

* Faculty Scholarship Display & Reception

The Libraries will be hosting the FACULTY SCHOLARSHIP DISPLAY from January 24 through February 6, 2022. Works produced or published or grants received from August 2020 until July 2021 were eligible for inclusion. You should wander over and take at look at your colleagues' impressive scholarship!

A reception in honor of all Faculty Scholars will be held on Wednesday, January 26th @ 4 pm in the Libraries’ Boardroom. I hope you can attend.

 
* Biology Professors Publish Research

Dale Edwards, Professor of Biology, and Noah Gordon, Associate Professor of Biology, published the results of a long-term study in the latest issue of the Journal of Parasitology. This study compared the parasite faunas of green treefrogs from historical and expanded-range populations to determine whether these latter populations exhibited reduced parasitism by escaping their native range parasites. Results of this study revealed that green treefrogs from expanded-range locations exhibited significant decreases in parasite species diversity compared with those from historical sites and support the notion that individuals at the front of a range expansion often invest less energy in reproduction and in doing so allocate more energy to dispersal and other life-history traits, including resistance to parasites.

 
* Clark Kimberling publishes research article

Clark Kimberling, Professor of Mathematics at UE, together with Sándor Nagydobai Kiss (Romania) and Peter Moses (England), has a research article in Journal of Geometry, published by Springer Nature Switzerland. The 23-page article, entitled "Properties of the Kiss-Bíró configuration," presents several newly discovered geometric objects and their interrelationships. You can view the Abstract at https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00022-021-00621-3.

 

Athletics

* Softball unveils 2022 schedule

Competitive games across the board, including a tournament hosted by a 2021 Women’s College World Series participant, comprise the 2022 schedule for the University of Evansville softball team.

A balanced, competitive slate will give the Purple Aces valuable experience over the course of the season while preparing the squad for the ultra-competitive Missouri Valley Conference schedule, which saw two programs represent the league in the 2021 NCAA Tournament.

“I am thrilled to be able to release our spring schedule.  Aces fans will love to see all of the great opponents we will be playing this season,” UE head softball coach Mat Mundell exclaimed.  “Our schedule is going to be tough, but we did this intentionally to get our team ready for MVC play.”

UE will hit the ground running when it opens the season on February 11 at the Best on the Bayou Classic.  Hosted by Louisiana Monroe, the events begins with a matchup versus Stephen F. Austin, who went 35-12 a season ago.  The Aces will also face Morehead State, Southern, Mississippi Valley State and SIU Edwardsville in the first weekend of the season.

In what may be one of the most competitive events in program history, Evansville makes the trek to the Easton Bama Bash, which will be held on the University of Alabama campus in Tuscaloosa.  UE opens on Feb. 18 against Middle Tennessee State, who won 26 games last year while going 11-8 in Conference USA.  The day continues against the Crimson Tide, who won 52 games last season on their way to a berth in the Women’s College World Series.  Alabama also won the SEC Championship and earned a #2 preseason ranking by D1softball.com. 

An exciting weekend continues on the 19th with a morning game against Virginia Tech, who is 11th in the 2022 D1softball.com preseason poll.  The Hokies were 37-15 in 2021 while earning 23 ACC wins.  An at-large team in the NCAA Tournament, Virginia Tech won the Tempe Regional before picking up a win in the opening game of the Super Regional at UCLA.  UE faces MTSU and VT twice during the tournament.  The month of February comes to a close at the Hub City Challenge in Hattiesburg, Mississippi.  The Aces face SIU Edwardsville and Southern Miss in two contests each with the fifth game coming against Alcorn State.

March gets underway with a home tournament March 4-6.  A competitive field includes Oakland, Green Bay, Morehead State, Creighton and Bowling Green.  Oakland went 26-16 last year on their way to the Horizon League Championship game.  The Phoenix of Green Bay were also one of the top squads in the Horizon, winning 23 games.  The Blue Jays and Falcons were both .500 in 2021.

Following a midweek game on March 9 at UT Martin, the Aces trek to Murray, Kentucky for their final non-conference tournament.  The Racer Classic will feature two games apiece versus St. Thomas and Western Illinois along with a single game versus Murray State.  St. Thomas is set for its first Division I campaign, but was extremely successful at the Division III level, going 33-10 last year while finishing with a 5th-place ranking nationally.

Evansville welcomes Tennessee Tech for a March 16 doubleheader before opening Missouri Valley Conference action at home on the 19th against Drake.  The homestand continues on 3/26-3/27 with a series against UNI.  The Panthers won 32 games last season on their way to an at-large berth in the NCAA Tournament.  Playing in the Columbia Regional, UNI picked up a win over Iowa State.

April begins with a 3-game set at Loyola on April 2-3.  Following a home doubleheader versus Bellarmine on the 6th, UE travels to Normal, Ill. to take on Illinois State on the 9th and 10th of April.  Evansville returns to Cooper Stadium on April 15-16 to face Missouri State, who was 26-17 overall last year, but kicked it into gear in Valley play, finishing at 16-6.  A 5-game road stretch includes at doubleheader at Indiana State on April 20 before three games at Bradley that weekend. 

Home play for the season wraps up as April comes to a close.  The Aces welcome Indiana State for a single game on April 27 before defending MVC Champion Southern Illinois comes to town for three games on April 30 and May 1.  A trip to Valparaiso on May 6-7 completes the regular season.  Missouri State will host the 2022 MVC Softball Championship in Springfield, Mo. It runs from May 11 through the 14th.

 
* UE's Santos Lopez Earns MAC Men's Swimmer Of The Week Honors Again

For the second time this season, University of Evansville freshman swimmer Daniel Santos Lopez (Madrid, Spain) has been named the Mid-American Conference male swimmer of the week after an undefeated showing in UE’s 156-106 victory at Bellarmine on Saturday.

Santos Lopez won both his individual events, while also serving as the lead leg of UE’s winning 400-yard medley relay and 200-yard freestyle relay teams.  Santos Lopez took home his first individual title of the weekend in the 100-yard backstroke, as he won the event by over a second with a time of 52.03.  He also cruised to a win in the 50 free with a winning time of 21.75. 

Santos Lopez also earned MAC swimmer of the week honors on November 11, after helping UE to a dual meet victory over Saint Louis University in the first-ever meet at the Deaconess Aquatic Center in Evansville.   He is just the second male in the MAC this year to earn multiple swimmer of the week honors, joining Ball State’s Joey Garberick, who has earned three MAC swimmer of the week honors this year.

 

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