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Friday, January 28, 2022

* 2021 W-2s Are Ready

W-2 forms have been processed for all employees and student workers. If you have provided consent for electronic W-2s, you can view/print your W-2 now. Simply log into Self-Service https://selfservice.evansville.edu and go to “Tax Information”. Click the option “W-2 Information” and then click on “2021 W-2 Statement”.

W-2s will be mailed for those employees and student workers who did not provide their consent to electronic W-2s.

If you have any questions, please contact Dawn Bury at ext. 2159 or db287@evansville.edu

 
* 1098-Ts Have Been Processed

1098-T forms have been processed for students. By providing consent for electronic 1098-T, you can view/print your 1098-T now. Simply log into Self-Service, and go to “Tax Information”. Click the option “1098 Information”.

1098-T will be mailed to those students who do not provide their consent to electronic 1098-T.

View the 1098-T webpage for more information about how to use this informational tax document.

 

Upcoming Events

* CEDI Presents... I-House: Pan Asian New Years

The CDEI is hosting its second I-House of the semester! Join us on Zoom, Wednesday, February 2nd from 7-8 pm for a discussion on Seollal, Lunar New Year, and Solar New Year.

We can’t wait to see you there!

Due to forecasted weather, tonight's I-House will be fully virtual. Zoom meeting ID: https://evansville-edu.zoom.us/j/5728318957

 
* UE Theatre Announces Spring 2022 Season

The University of Evansville (UE) Department of Theatre proudly presents the Spring 2022 season with two student-directed productions in the May Studio Theatre and one guest-directed production in Shanklin Theatre.

The semester kicks off with MAC BETH, by Erica Schmidt, based on the play MACBETH, by William Shakespeare, in the May Studio Theatre. Directed by senior theatre studies major Claire Himstedt, from St. Louis, MO, this new take on Shakespeare’s classic tale of bloody violence explores a symmetry with rebellious teenage girls meeting to stage the play in a parochial school’s parking lot. MAC BETH runs at 7:30 pm, on Feb. 10, 11, 12, and at 2:00 pm, on Feb. 12 and 13.

Next up is Bertolt Brecht’s THE CAUCASIAN CHALK CIRCLE, with an English version by Eric Bentley, in the May Studio Theatre, directed by senior performance major Obi Roberts, from Arvada, Colo. Originally written at the end of WWII, it retells the story of a child claimed and fought over by two mothers, resulting in one of the most riveting trials ever staged. Teeming with political overtones and a sharp look at human nature, this play runs at 7:30 pm, on Feb. 24, 25, 26, and at 2:00 pm, on Feb. 26 and 27.

The finale is HEROES OF THE FOURTH TURNING, by Will Arbery, in Shanklin Theatre.

Guest-directed by Dylan Frederick, a 2014 graduate of UE, this 2020 Pulitzer Prize Finalist in Drama is a meticulously fashioned story centering on four alumni of a conservative college whose reunion spirals into chaos over spirituality, politics, and a nearly fanatical desire to be understood. This haunting and brilliant play runs at 7:30 pm, on Apr. 8, 9, 21, 22, 23, and at 2:00 pm on Apr. 24.

Guest-director Dylan Frederick is a 2017 graduate of the Yale School of Drama and made his Broadway debut in the 2021 Tony Award-winning production of THE INHERITANCE, by Matthew López. Dylan will likely be remembered by UE audiences for playing the role of Master Harold in the 2011 smash-hit production of MASTER HAROLD…AND THE BOYS, by Athol Fugard, directed by John David Lutz. A native of Minnesota, Dylan returns to his alma mater to make his directing debut.

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 48-hours of the date on their ticket. Upon arrival at the 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, both Shanklin Theatre and the May Studio Theatre will be seated at no more than 50% capacity. It is our hope that these restrictions will allow our student actors to safely perform unmasked in both spaces.

Single ticket prices for MAC BETH and THE CAUCASIAN CHALK CIRCLE are $12 for all patrons. HEROES OF THE FOURTH TURNING tickets are $20 for adults and $18 for senior adults, students, and UE employees. UE students may obtain one free student rush ticket beginning at 12:00 p.m. on the day of the performance they wish to attend. Tickets may be purchased by calling (812) 488–2031, Monday through Friday, 12:00 p.m.

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* Save the Date: Nerd Wars 2022

Calling all nerds! The Honors Program invites you to save the date for this year’s Nerd Wars competition on Wednesday, March 30 at 6:00pm. Teams of students, faculty, administrators, and staff are encouraged to battle it out in this year’s trivia contest for prizes and more importantly, bragging rights. As was the case last year, Nerd Wars will be held in various classrooms in Koch Center and over Zoom and will feature our usual traditions, including the Nerdiest Dressed competition, snacks/giveaways, and the chance to win fabulous prizes.

Mark your calendars and be thinking about gathering your team. Be on the lookout in Acenotes for information about team sign-ups soon!

 
* FREE HIV testing performed by Matthew 25 at the Student Health Center on Wednesday, February 2nd from 9-11am

FREE, confidential HIV rapid testing, performed by Matthew 25, will take place on Wednesday, February 2nd from 9-11am at the Student Health Center. No appointment necessary.

 
* New Hall Information Meetings

We are excited about New Hall and hope you are too! Students interested in living in New Hall for 2022-23 should plan to attend an information meeting on Wednesday February 2, 2022. Meetings will be held in Eykamp 252 at 4:00pm and 9:00pm.

New Hall is for new and returning students:

  • New Students: For incoming Freshmen, Freshmen Transfers, or Sophomore Transfers entering Fall 2022.
  • Returning Students: For current Freshmen or Freshmen Transfers who entered UE in Fall 2021 or Spring 2022.

Stop by the 2nd floor of Ridgway, outside Student Life to see some interior examples of New Hall. Plus you can explore all that New Hall has to offer here - https://www.evansville.edu/residencelife/campushousing/new-residence-hall.cfm

New Hall housing placements is just the fist part of the upcoming housing assignments process. Village and Residence Hall placements will take place after New Hall assignments.

Additional information on applying for Village and Residence Hall housing can be found here - https://www.evansville.edu/residencelife/housingapplyreturn/calendar.cfm

 
* 2022 Career Day- Register now

Early Registration has benefits!
- Nametag ready
- Access to résumé paper
- Follow favorite organizations
- Increase employer views of your Handshake Profile
- Develop Handshake Profile to 100%

Register in Handshake by Monday, February 7, for Career Day! If you are pursuing an internship, part time/summer, or full-time professional job opportunity, attend this event in Eykamp Hall, Ridgway University Center. There are 50 top organizations from Indiana and beyond. Student registration is NOT required to attend. Registration is helpful and has benefits for you!

Career Day
1:00 p.m.-4:00p.m. Central Time
Tuesday, February 8, 2022
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!

All majors are invited to explore Career Day.

Handshake link: https://evansville.joinhandshake.com/edu/career_fairs/28823. Students’ preregistration recommended by Monday, February 7, 2022, by 5pm.

Make sure you have an up-to-date, approved résumé active in Handshake!

As always, you make seek assistance from the Center for Career Development.
2nd Floor | Ridgway University Center | career@evansville.edu | 812.488.1083

 
* This Week in Religious Life

Monday = Engage Community Group @ 8pm (Grabill Lounge)
Weekly Community Bible Study focusing on how the Bible interacts with us as Christians and within our cultural context. We will be jumping into all kinds of issues and looking to see what scripture says about them!

Tuesday = TotalFit @ 7:30pm (Carson Center)
• Group workout focusing on holistic health by incorporating exercises to grow the Body, Mind, and Spirit!

Wednesday = Prayer Group @ 6pm (Upstairs Ridgway)
TotalFit @ 7:30pm (Carson Center)

Thursday = Prayer Group @ 6pm (Upstairs Ridgway)

Friday = Common Table @ 5:30 & 6:30pm (Neu Chapel & Grabill Lounge)
• Come worship with us for a quick devotional thought and song from 5:30-6pm in Neu Chapel.
• At 6:30pm, Everyone is invited to share a FREE meal with us as we simply practice the lost art of hospitality and sharing a meal!

 
* Kappa Nu City-Wide Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Spring 2022 Virtual Rush Meeting

Kappa Nu City-Wide Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated Spring 2022 Rush Meeting

Friday, January 28, 2022, at 7:13 pm

Register in advance for this meeting: https://usi.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMlcO2pqzsvGNP5lSLPsEl1G7uuFucv8Gch

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

To attend the rush meeting:

You must be a full-time undergraduate student attending the University of Evansville or the University of Southern Indiana

Wear business professional attire

Direct questions to: kappanudst@gmail.com

 

Changemaker Corner

* Changemaker Challenge Winners Announced

Congratulations to the winning students of our seventh annual High School Changemaker Challenge! The top 20 teams and individuals competed in the final round on Tuesday, and first, second, and third place awards were presented at the end of the day.

UE has committed more than $1 million in scholarships to winners of this competition since its inception. Those who choose UE as their college destination will each receive 4-year scholarships as listed below:

1st place team: Full tuition
Kerry Ao and Naina Muvva
Signature School (Evansville, IN)
Intertwined Financial Literacy - An online, interactive simulator used in schools to enhance students’ understanding of finance through portfolios, stocks, and more 


2nd place team: $23,000 per year
Neva Verbik
Avon High School (Avon, IN)
Uptown Gardens - Addresses solutions to the constant issues of pollution, increasingly less space for plants to grow, and global warming


3rd place team: $18,000 per year
Jack Deig
Castle High School (Newburgh, IN)
The Hydration Station - Easily accessible water dispensing units placed throughout Evansville for a healthier, more hydrated community


The remaining students who placed in the top six included:

Tyler Myers
Evansville Day School (Evansville, IN)
Driving for Change, Sensory Inclusion – helping individuals with special needs by partnering with local agencies and offering sensory-friendly locations and items

Faith Field
Edgewood High School (Ellettsville, IN)
Restore and Rebuild – a nonprofit organization which would provide housing for the homeless population of Indiana and inspire them to find work they enjoy

Zeke Grant
Perry Central High School (Leopold, IN)
Additive Affordable Prosthetics – prosthetics and biological augmentations that have full range of motion and are truly affordable 

 

Info You Should Know

* Intramural Intertube Bball, Floor Hockey, Volleyball Registration Open

Intramural's are set to begin the 2022 Spring Semester. Volleyball, Intertube Basketball, and Floor Hockey will be the first sports and registration is available on imleagues.com for students, faculty or staff to sign up a team!
If you have any questions feel free to reach out to Drew @ah519 !

 
* UE Work Study Now Available

A limited number of UE Work Study positions are now available in select departments. Openings are listed on WebAdvisor under Student Employment. Students do not need to be eligible for Federal Work Study to apply. For questions, email Sean Riley in the Office of Student Financial Services at sr252.

 
* Road Trip Hosts Needed

The Office of Admission needs current UE students who live in the residence halls or Jones Hall to host prospective high school seniors for Road Trip February 25-27. If you are available, you can apply to host online or by emailing Heather Cook (hw30@evansville.edu) or Jill Fisher (jf223@evansville.edu), or stopping by the Office of Admission (OH 104). Deadline to sign up is Friday, February 11.

Please note that Road Trippers are required to follow the same COVID-19 precautions as current students. This includes being vaccinated or submitting a negative test prior to arriving on campus.

 
* 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.

 

Athletics

* Men's basketball travels to Missouri State on Saturday

Missouri Valley Conference action continues for the University of Evansville men’s basketball team with a road trip to Missouri State on Saturday evening for a 7 p.m. tip.  ESPN+ and the Purple Aces Radio Network will have the coverage.

Approaching 1K
- Noah Frederking has 954 points in his UE career and is set to become the 51st member of the programs 1,000-point club
- The last player to reach 1,000 was K.J. Riley, who did so in 2019 and finished with 1,062 in his career

Last Time Out
- Trailing by as many as 15 points in the second half on Wednesday against UNI, the Purple Aces rallied to get within three in the final minutes before late free throws sealed a 64-59 win for the Panthers
- Evan Kuhlman and Blaise Beauchamp led the way with 13 points apiece...Kuhlman was 5-for-9 from the field and 3-of-5 from outside while Beauchamp hit 5 of his 7 attempts and 3 out of 4 from outside
- Jawaun Newton had 12 points while leading the team with 7 rebounds and 4 assists
- The turning point came in the final minutes of the first half and the opening sequence of the second...with 3:28 remaining in the opening period and the game tied at 25-25, the Panthers finished on a 10-2 run to take a 35-27 halftime lead
- UNI hit their opening 7 field goal attempts in the final 20 minutes while extending the lead to 15 points (47-32)

Taking Care of Business
- In the home game against Northern Iowa, Jawaun Newton finished with 12 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists and continues to lead the team with 5.8 rebounds/game while sitting second with 13.5 points/game
- The senior is 9th in the MVC with his rebounding mark and 13th in scoring
- While his season shooting stands at 42.5%, he looks to reverse a recent trend that has seen him shoot 32.3% (20/62) over the last five games
- Since opening the season with 5 points at Cincinnati, Newton has averaged 14.0 points with his career game coming against Rice where he scored 30 points on a 12-of-25 shooting effort

Finishing Strong
- Evan Kuhlman entered the Jan. 23 game against Illinois State averaging 5.9 PPG while reaching double figures in one of the prior 9 games
- In the two games since, Kuhlman has averaged 12.5 points per game while improving his season mark to 6.6
- The fifth year forward scored 12 in the win over Illinois State before registering 13 against Northern Iowa
- He is 5-for-8 from outside in the last two games

Beauchamp Strikes Again
- Blaise Beauchamp set his career scoring high with 14 points in the road game at Northern Iowa and enjoyed another solid outing at home versus the Panthers, scoring 13 points on 5-of-7 shooting and a 3-4 showing from outside
- In two games against UNI, he averaged 13.5 PPG while hitting 10 out of 19 field goal tries and 7 out of 14 3-pointers
- Beauchamp made his first career start in Cedar Falls, which is close to his home town of Minnetonka, Minnesota and finished the contest with a career-high 14 points while playing his top total of 28:45
- Throughout his first season in Evansville, Beauchamp has reached double figures six times and is averaging 6.2 PPG on the season

Scouting the Opponent
- Missouri State enters the first meeting of the season against the Aces with a 15-7 mark while sitting at 6-3 at the midway point of the conference slate
- On Tuesday, the Bears fell at Indiana State by a final score of 76-72, halting a 4-game win streak
- On Jan. 22, MSU dealt #22 Loyola a 79-69 home loss
- Reigning National Player of the Week (USBWA, CollegeInsider, ESPN and NCAA) Isiaih Mosley has scored 20 or more points in six consecutive games
- Mosley has been named the MVC Player of the Week three times in a row and ranks 8th nationall with 21.3 PPG
- Gaige Prim leads the MVC with 8 double-doubles while recording 8.0 rebounds per game

 
* UE Swimming & Diving Travels To Nationally-Ranked Indiana Friday

 

The University of Evansville swimming and diving teams will head north on Friday for their final dual meet of the 2021-22 season, as the Purple Aces will compete against the nationally-ranked Indiana University Hoosiers.  The meet is set to begin at 2 p.m. eastern (1 p.m. central) at the Counsilman-Billingsley Aquatic Center in Bloomington, Indiana. 

“Friday is really all about racing,” said UE head swimming and diving coach Stuart Wilson.  “This is a great opportunity for the teams to race against a very strong team in Indiana, and I think that this experience will help them as we head towards the conference championships. 

“With three weeks until the women’s conference meet, and about five-six weeks until the men’s championships, this meet is a good way to finish the teams’ successful seasons this year.  I’m looking forward to seeing how the team will handle themselves against a team like Indiana.” 

Evansville will enter Friday’s dual meet at 4-0 on the men’s side and 5-1 on the women’s side in dual meet action.  The Purple Aces last competed on January 15 at Bellarmine, when UE was able to sweep the Knights in Louisville.  Junior Sarah Jahns (Lilburn, Ga./Parkview) paced a short-handed UE women’s team to a 142-118 victory with three individual victories in three swims.   

Meanwhile, on the men’s side, freshman Daniel Santos Lopez (Madrid, Spain) was undefeated in two relays and two individual events to help UE to a 156-106 victory while earning Mid-American Conference male swimmer of the week honors. 

Friday’s opponent will be the toughest of the year for UE, as Indiana will enter the meet ranked fifth nationally on the men’s side and 13th nationally on the women’s side in the latest College Swimming & Diving Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) Top 25.  The IU men have won 14-straight dual meets dating back to 2019, while the Indiana women are 6-2 on the season. 

 
* Evansville falls to Missouri State to open home conference weekend

Opening the Missouri Valley Conference weekend, the University of Evansville women's basketball team dropped an 82-35 decision to preseason conference favorite Missouri State on Thursday evening inside Meeks Family Fieldhouse in Evansville.

Senior Myia Clark and junior A'Niah Griffin led the way for the Aces with nine points each. Clark did most of her damage at the free throw line, knocking-down seven of eight attempts at the charity stripe, while Griffin hit four field goals in under 16 minute to tally her scoring. Cleaning the glass, junior Abby Feit finished with a game-high 13 boards, her third 13+ rebound performance of the season. The Lady Bears were led by Abigayle Jackson, who scored a game-best 25 points on 10-15 shooting from the field.

A quick start from the Lady Bears opened na 18-2 advantage before the Aces offense could get into gear. Missouri State shot 55% (11-20) in the opening stanza, including a pair of triples, but Evansville was able to keep the deficit at 16 at 26-10 heading into the second quarter.

In the second period, the Lady Bears could not quite get the breakaway they did in the first quarter, earning a 16-10 advantage in the frame. Evansville was able to settle in defensively, holding MSU to 40% from the field, but it was the Aces whose shooting numbers declined in the second period, leading to a 42-20 lead for the Lady Bears at the break.

A continued hot streak for MSU offensively and cold-shooting from the Aces combined with an amount of turnovers unlike Evansville this season, led to an increase in Missouri State's advantage in the second half as the Lady Bears captured an 82-35 win.

The Aces close the weekend with a home matchup against Southern Illinois on Saturday afternoon at 1 PM inside Meeks Family Fieldhouse in Evansville.

 

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