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Thursday, March 3, 2022

* 2022 Graduates - Order your Regalia and Announcements by March 20

Order your cap and gown.

March 20, 2022 - Last day to order regalia for in-store pickup (guaranteed to arrive by the ceremony). For students who miss the March 20 deadline, the bookstore will have a limited number of packages available for purchase in-store beginning on April 25, 2022.

April 6, 2022 - Late day to order regalia for ship-to-home (these are not guaranteed to arrive before the ceremony)

April 25 - May 6, 2022 - Pickup/payment in-store for online orders

All candidates are required to wear regulation cap and gown.

Order your announcements.

Deadline is April 5.

 
* New Stationery Ordering Process

Marketing and Communications is launching a new stationery ordering system called Marcom on March 5 for placing orders for business cards, letterhead, envelopes, and more. The system will link from the same marketing request form or you can access the Marcom website directly. Once you land on the page, click on “Register New User” and create a username and password.

Once you are granted access, you will then login and create a profile for ordering.

The system is much like any online ordering system, but the new site will allow you to see a proof real-time and immediately approve the design and information. We are hopeful this new system will be a seamless transition and allow for expediting of orders.

If you have questions regarding or would like additional training, please contact Holly Smith at hh98@evansville.edu.

 

 

COVID-19 Corner

* Updates to Mask/Face Covering Policy

On March 2, the Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) changed Vanderburgh County’s advisory status to yellow on its statewide COVID-19 map. Current guidelines state that if all the relevant metrics remain below the targets for two weeks after this date, mask restrictions will be lifted. Due to the travel of many students for spring break, the University will extend this timeline and will lift the mask mandate beginning Monday, March 21

With the mask mandate lifted, masks or face coverings will not be required on campus, but individuals can make a personal choice to continue wearing masks or face coverings. 

Classrooms/Departments
Individual departments and administrative units may require masks in their private offices and departmental/administrative spaces. 

Faculty may choose to require masks in their instructional spaces (i.e. classrooms and labs) and during research activities. Faculty who choose this option should communicate information to students before March 21 and inform Catie Taylor in the Office of Admission of visitor restrictions. 

Signs may be placed in these and other areas indicating that masks or face coverings are required. Signs may be requested through the Office of Publications.  

Mask Mandate Reinstitution
If any of the following conditions are met, the mask mandate will be reinstituted and will remain in place until all three metrics are below the targets for two consecutive weeks: 
1. The ISDH alert status for Vanderburgh County rises to a status of orange or red
2. More than 20 active cases of COVID-19 on campus
3. A decrease in the campus vaccination rate to lower than 80%

Continued Random Testing
The Random COVID-19 Testing Program will continue for those who are unvaccinated. The Coronavirus Task Force will continue to look at metrics to determine when this program will be discontinued. 

 
* Outdoor Event Guidelines Update

Outdoor events may operate at full capacity and without attendance maximums. It is expected of event hosts and organization leaders to continue to be mindful of social distancing and other best practices at events such as hand sanitizing availability. In event settings, a 6-foot distancing guideline is still used when contact tracing is needed.

 

Upcoming Events

* Sign up for UE GIVES BACK

Sign-up to help serve the community on March 19, 2022 from 8am-12pm! Pick one of a few women-based community organizations to help out our community and celebrate Women's History Month! Use the following link to sign up and choose your organization: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050a45acaf2aaafc1-uegives1 Participants with photographic evidence of their participation will receive a free t-shirt!

 
* ResHall Sneak Peek: Tuesday, March 8

Have you been curious about the new residence hall? Want to get a glimpse of the inside?

Join us for the ResHall Sneak Peek, a social media tour, on Tuesday, March 8! Beginning at 3:30PM, we'll lead a group of community members through the first and second floors and share all about the construction, floor plans, student life, and more. Follow along on our Instagram (@UEvansville), Facebook (facebook.com/UniversityofEvansville), and Twitter (@UEvansville) channels as we share photo and video content from our participants!

Community members/organizations touring with us will include:

  • Courtney Johnson, Young and Established
  • Ashley Riester, Evansville Regional Economic Partnership (E-REP)
  • Crayton Chesnut, senior UE student
  • Honey Moon Coffee Co.
  • Jodi Keen and Dallas Carter, Evansville Living
 
* Pop-in for Popcorn in Academic Services

Pop-In for Popcorn in Academic Services (Olmsted Rm. 116) from 11am-1pm!

 
* UE Employee Photo Exhibit

We are pleased to announce the UE Employee Photo Exhibit will be held April 3 – May 8 in the Krannert Gallery. All active and retired University of Evansville employees are invited to submit their work.

Images of all sizes are welcome, though 16” x 20” would be the maximum size for display cases. Photographs should be framed and suitable for hanging in the Krannert Gallery. Entries will be returned at the end of the exhibition.

On the back of each framed photograph, please provide:

• Your name, current/former department, and email address
• A title for your image
• Details such as location or meaning/memory attached to photo
• Approximate worth of image (most photographers assess value at $25)

Please bring your work to Carol McCraney in the Art Department (FA 212) between Monday March 28 and Thursday March 31.

The UE campus community (and guests) are invited to a reception in the Krannert Gallery on Thursday, April 21 at 5:00 p.m. Please plan to join us to celebrate the tradition of displaying meaningful work created by our own UE community.

If you have questions, please contact Carol at cm177@evansville.edu.

 
* ECTE Lunch and Learn - 3/3

Join us on March 3rd in the Philips Alcove in Ridgeway Center from 12:15-1:00 pm for a great Lunch and Learn Discussion with Dr. Thomas Josenhans regarding Creative Uses of Audio Technology: Heartbeat Songs.
The presentation will explore the use of audio technology to support learning and practice in music therapy settings, focusing on the use of Digital Stethoscopes, the audio editing software, and heartbeat songs.

Pizza and salad will be provided and a short discussion on MIT scheduling will follow.
Hope to see everyone there!

 
* Late Start Classes Now Available

Are you looking to add a late start class this semester?
Can't figure out which ones are being offered?
THE LIST IS NOW AVAILABLE!

Registration for Late Start courses is open NOW!
***The last day to register for a late start class is March 17, 2022, so don't miss out.***

 
* SafeZone Training- Employee Session

Join the Center for Diversity Equity and Inclusion in Safe Zone Training on March 9th beginning at 12pm! Safe Zone Training is a training that will provide participants with the knowledge and skills to ensure their 'zone' is a safe place for members of the LGBTQ+ community. Your 'zone' is anything from your classroom and your office to any space you are in!

Join us in ensuring every zone is a Safe Zone!

 

Info You Should Know

* Raise Money for Kids While Having Fun

Sign up a team to participate in Phi Mu's field day that benefits Riley Children's Hospital!

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc0IkrVGqXQzqyXVk2vHYt4DonxBO_oChaI59lmEGMydb7A7w/viewform?usp=sf_link

 
* Summer 10-Day Harlaxton course on health systems for all majors

All majors are welcome to apply for a 10-day course, May 20-29, focused on a comparison of health care systems in Great Britain and the United States. Students enrolled in HSA 499 will visit historical and modern health care sites. More information is at hsanews.evansville.edu. The tentative schedule includes visits to Stamford, Lincoln, Eyam, Grantham and London. Group discussions with British citizens concerning the consumer’s view of the British health care system are also scheduled. The course concludes with three nights in London. Please contact Professor Bill Stroube at bs52@evansville.edu for more information. Priority application date is March 15 and deposit due on March 29.

 
* 2022 - 2023 Tuition Remission Form Available

2022 - 2023 Tuition Remission forms are now available in the Office of Human Resources. You may also access the forms on the Human Resources page on MyUE at https://bit.ly/2GcdKph, under the benefits tab.

Please contact the Office of Human Resources at 5045 if you have any questions.

 
* Welcome to the University of Evansville - Mike Averett

THE OFFICE OF FACILITIES MANAGEMENT AND PLANNING WELCOMES MIKE AVERETT, AS OUR NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF FACILITIES MANAGEMENT AND PLANNING. Mike began his duties on February 7th, and comes to the University with over 15 years experience in higher education facilities service, proven leadership and training abilities.

 
* You now have until March 15th to be considered for UMHEF scholarships

The United Methodist Higher Education Foundation is now accepting scholarship applications for the 2022-2023 academic year. The deadline to submit applications and supporting materials has been extended until March 15, 2022. More information can be found at https://www.umhef.org/.

 
* Harlaxton Summer 2022 spaces remaining

Have an interest in spending your summer at Harlaxton? Courses have been set for Summer I and Summer II at Harlaxton, and there are still some spaces available! Check out the course offerings and apply online here: https://harlaxton.evansville.edu/accepted/five-week-summer.cfm.

If you have questions or want to learn more about Harlaxton, feel free to email harlaxton@evansville.edu or come see Kaylynn McCalister in the Harlaxton office in Ridgway 220, by student engagement!

 
* Harlaxton Fall 2022 deadline approaching

Spend your Fall semester at Harlaxton! Applications and deposits for Harlaxton Fall 2022 are due by Spring Break, March 7! If you have an interest in going to Harlaxton in Fall, make sure to check out the course options and apply online as soon as possible at https://harlaxton.evansville.edu/accepted/semester.cfm. Then, your $100 deposit for Harlaxton Fall 2022 can be paid to Student Accounts at their office in Olmsted Hall or by calling 812-488-2565.

If you have questions or want to learn more about Harlaxton, feel free to email harlaxton@evansville.edu or come see Kaylynn McCalister in the Harlaxton office in Ridgway 220, by student engagement!

 
* MSC: McGary Middle School Art Showcase

The Center for Innovation & Change and the Center for Diversity Equity and Inclusion are proud to host a McGary Middle School Art Showcase sponsored by Young & Established! The students at the McGary Middle School worked hard to create art for Black History Month and we are bringing them right here to our campus!

You can find their art showcased in the Multicultural Student Commons (2nd Floor of Ridgway University Center) starting on March 1st and running throughout the rest of the month! Head over to Ridgway and come see what these amazing students have put together!
 

 
* Looking for a Part-Time Job? Become a Career Advocate

Apply to be a Career Advocate at the Center for Career Development at the University of Evansville! The job is only 7 hours a week and is flexible to work around class periods. Working at the Center for Career Development is a great opportunity to build professional skills and connections! The job description and application are on Handshake (link below)

https://app.joinhandshake.com/stu/postings?page=1&per_page=25&sort_direction=desc&sort_column=default&query=career%20advocate

Learn about our current Career Advocates here:

https://www.evansville.edu/careercenter/students/careerAdvocates.cfm

 
* PSYC246 Survey Participation

We are exploring the relationship between LGBTQ+ mental health and religious experiences, your participation would be much appreciated!

 
* Village Request Cards Available

Students interested in living in the Villages for 2022-23 should pick up Village request cards in the Office of Residence Life.

The Villages are reserved primarily for students with 60 plus credit hours. In order to apply to live in the Villages, each person in your group must have at least 44 credit hours on file with the University by the end of the Fall 2021 semester.

Village request cards are due back to the Office of Residence Life by 5:00 p.m., Friday, March 4.

More information on the housing assignments process can be found on the residence life section of the University website at https://www.evansville.edu/residencelife/housingapplyreturn/calendar.cfm.

 

 

Congratulations

* UE team won the second position in the Investment Research Competition

The UE Purple Aces Investment research team won second prize in the 2021/2022 regional competition organized by CFA Louisville Chapter on February 24. The subject company was Kroger. Quantitative analyses based on valuation models showed the stock is undervalued (Buy). However, putting qualitative and quantitative analyses together the team offered the final recommendation of “Hold.” The team consisted of the following members: Aly Cerne, Alexis Nunn, Rhea Rajam, Sarah Vreeland, and Logan Replogle. Professor Khan served as mentor.
“The CFA Institute Research Challenge is an annual global competition that provides university students with hands-on mentoring and intensive training in financial analysis and professional ethics. Each student will be tested on their analytical, valuation, report writing, and presentation skills. They gain real-world experience as they assume the role of a research analyst.”

 
* Robert Coulter announced as 2022 Recipient of the Ernie Jones Memorial Civil Engineering Scholarship

University of Evansville Civil Engineering Scholarship is Funded Annually by NATE; Honors Jones’ Legacy as a Structural Engineer, Industry Icon

(Las Vegas, Nevada) - NATE: The Communications Infrastructure Contractors Association today announced that Robert Coulter, a junior Civil Engineering major from Henderson Kentucky, has been named as the 2022 recipient of the Ernie Jones Memorial Civil Engineering Scholarship at the University of Evansville in Evansville, Indiana. The official announcement was made at the NATE Awards Luncheon on Wednesday, February 23 during the annual NATE UNITE 2022 Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Coulter is a veteran of the United States Coast Guard where he was stationed in San Juan, Puerto Rico and Tybee Island, Georgia. After 4 years of service, he decided to pursue his Civil Engineering degree at the University of Evansville. While attending college, Robert has had internships with E&B Paving and Keystone Construction. After graduation he has aspirations to work in the construction industry. In his free time, Coulter likes to play golf, basketball, and softball. Robert is also engaged to his fiancé Michaela.

“Robert is a dedicated civil engineering student who has plenty of construction experience through his internships and other jobs,” stated Dr. Suresh Immanuel, Associate Dean, School of Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Evansville. “Robert is a well-deserved recipient for this scholarship whose experience and work ethic we believe best epitomizes the awards namesake, Ernie Jones.”

Ernie Jones was a structural engineer who worked in the broadcast tower industry for 30 years. During his career, Mr. Jones served as a Professional Engineer and President of Consolidated Engineering, Inc. and a Vice-President of Structural Engineering at Electronics Research, Inc. Ernie was also a participating member of the TR-14.7 Committee of the Telecommunications Industry Association and Electronics Industry Association since 1986 where he assisted with writing and approving the ANSI-TIA/EIA 222 Standard which is the American National Standard for Steel Antenna Towers and Antenna Supporting Structures.

The Ernie Jones Memorial Civil Engineering Scholarship awards a $2,500 NATE-funded scholarship annually to a junior or senior level civil engineering student at the University of Evansville’s College of Engineering and Computer Science.

For more information on NATE, visit www.natehome.com.

 
* Professor Diana Rodriguez Quevedo Presented at the 49th Louisville Conference

Diana Rodríguez Quevedo, associate professor of Spanish, attended and presented at the 49th Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture last week. Her presentation was entitled "Silencios que transgreden en "Cuentos escogidos 1964-2006" de Óscar Collazos."

 
* Dr. Tamara Wandel Publishes Short Story

Dr. Tamara Wandel, Professor of Communication, published a short story titled “The Vineyard’s Voice” for Ability Magazine’s writers café column. Ability Magazine is an award-winning publication consistently ranked in the Top 50 Magazines in the World. Dr. Wandel’s story was inspired by a Deaf individual, now UE alumnus, she had the opportunity to teach in a media writing class years ago.

 

Harlaxton Happenings

* Harlaxton Walled Garden project presentations at UE

On April 25 and 26, Ian Welsh and Dr. Holly Carter will host presentations for the campus community about the new Walled Garden project plans at Harlaxton. These presentations are open to all faculty, staff, and students at University of Evansville, as well as UE and Harlaxton alumni. They will be held in person in the Schroeder Family School of Business Administration building. You can sign up now for a slot to attend here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0944AFA923A0FC1-harlaxton. Please contact Kaylynn McCalister at kc205@evansville.edu with any questions!

 

Athletics

* UE Men's Swimming Breaks Record In First Event At MAC Championships

After a month off from competition, the University of Evansville men’s swimming team opened the 2022 Mid-American Conference Swimming & Diving Championships in Carbondale, Illinois in style on Wednesday night, as the Purple Aces broke the school record in the 200-yard Medley Relay in the meet’s first event.

The quartet of junior Riccardo Di Domenico (Johannesburg, South Africa), sophomore Alon Baer (Gesher Haziv, Israel) and freshmen Patrik Vilbergsson (Kopavogur, Iceland) and Daniel Santos Lopez (Madrid, Spain) clocked in with a time of 1:28.94 to beat the previous school record by over a full second. Santos Lopez brought home the school-record with a blistering time of 19.70 in the 50-yard Freestyle leg of the Medley Relay. UE’s previous school record in the event was 1:30.05.

“What a great start to the meet!” said UE head swimming coach Stuart Wilson. “Obviously, anytime that you can break a school record by over a full second, you have done a tremendous job. But, I felt that the guys in the 800 Free Relay event also swam well as well.

“It was a great start to things tonight, but we still have a lot of work left to do this weekend. We are only getting started.”

Evansville also nearly took out the school record in the 800-yard Freestyle Relay to end the night, but fell just over four seconds shy of the record with a final time of 6:44.44. It was still a drop of over 10 full seconds from the season’s only other 800-yard Freestyle Relay time, set in the same pool back in November at the A3 Performance Invitational hosted by SIU.

The two relays were the only two events of the opening day of the MAC Championships. The meet will continue Thursday morning at 10:30 a.m. with preliminary swims in the 50- and 500-yard Freestyle events and the 200-yard IM. The finals of those three events and the 200-yard Freestyle Relay will highlight the evening portion of things on Thursday night, which will begin at 6:30 p.m.

 
* Aces edged by Kentucky in tough midweek battle

Battling pitch-for-pitch with its third power five opponent of the season, the University of Evansville baseball team created chances for itself, but could not capitalize in a narrow 5-4 loss to Kentucky on Wednesday afternoon in Lexington, Ky.

"Still searching for a way to win the close game. Competitive game but our offense couldn't get it done," said Aces head baseball coach Wes Carroll. "Our bullpen is really coming together and performing well. Big weekend for us as a team to overcome a close game with a win."

Evansville's offense started the game off hot getting a leadoff base hit from Simon Scherry to open the game. The Wildcats ended the Aces threat with a double play just two batters late and got the scoring started in the bottom of the first. As Caleb Reinhardt got settled, the Wildcats were able to muster a run across to open a 1-0 lead.

The Aces strong starts to innings continued in the second with back-to-back base hits from Brent Widder and Mark Shallenberger. As has been his signature all of his career, Tanner Craig stepped up when the Aces needed a boost, rocking a three-run home run, his third of the season, to left field and pushing Evansville in front.

Developing as the theme of the night, Kentucky answered the Aces in the bottom half of the second, getting a home run of its own, this one of the two-run variety, tying the game at three runs apiece.

After the first two batters again reached base safely for Evansville in the third, Evan Berkey grounded into a double play, but the Wildcats took the two easy outs, allowing Scherry to score and giving the Aces a 4-3 lead. Kentucky responded with single runs in the third and fourth inning, moving in front 5-4.

The latter portions of the contest were dominated by both team's bullpens as the Aces saw Drew Dominik, Eric Roberts, and Nate Hardman collectively pitch 5.1 scoreless innings, allowing just three hits and striking-out four to give UE a chance.

In the ninth inning, Evansville was able to get runners on the corners with two outs, but Kentucky got a strikeout to end the threat and secure a 5-4 win for the Wildcats.

Evansville is back at home at German American Bank Field this weekend with five games on tap, including four Aces contests with two each against UIC and Ohio, beginning Friday in Evansville. For the full weekend schedule, visit GoPurpleAces.com.

 
* Aces open Arch Madness on Thursday evening

Arch Madness is up next for the University of Evansville men’s basketball team, who will open the tournament on Thursday evening with an 8:30 p.m. match-up against Valparaiso.  The MVC TV Network and the Purple Aces Radio Network will have the coverage.  Bally Sports Midwest will have the coverage in the Evansville area.

Reaching 1K
- Both Noah Frederking and Shamar Givance reached the 1,000-point mark in Saturday’s game against Missouri State
- Entering the game, Frederking needed just eight points to reach the mark, and made quick work of the milestone
- He scored UE’s first eight points and reach 1K with 13:28 remaining in the first half
- Givance came into the day with 989 points and was held off the score sheet in the opening half, but came back to score 20 in the second half
- He reached 1,000 with a pair of free throws with 5:11 left in the game

Last Time Out                          
- Taking on eventual #2 seed Missouri State, the Purple Aces fought to the finish against the Bears, coming up just short by a final of 88-79
- UE overcame a 37-29 halftime deficit to jump in front in the second half
- Evansville drained a season-high 16 triples, just one shy of the school record
- Givance led the Aces with 20 points while Blaise Beauchamp added 18
- Noah Frederking and Blake Sisley scored 17 and 14, respectively, while Frederking set his career mark with nine caroms

A Senior Day to Remember
- Entering his final home game, Noah Frederking stood at 992 career points
- He came out on a mission and scored UE’s first eight points to become the 51st member of the Aces 1,000-point club
- Frederking had his best game of the year, registering a season-high 17 points and a career-high 9 rebounds while hitting four out of six 3-point tries

Second-half Rebound                          
- Entering Saturday’s regular season finale, Shamar Givance was 11 points away from 1,000 and was held scoreless in the first half, but he rebounded to score 20 in the final period to reach the milestone
- He improved his career tally to 1,009
- On Feb. 21, he had his first career double-double at Valparaiso, posting 12 points and a career-best 10 assists

All-Freshman Team
- On Tuesday, it was announced that Blake Sisley earned a spot on the MVC All-Freshman Team
- Sisley is UE’s first to make the All-Freshman Team since Dru Smith in 2017
- He has played the best basketball of his freshman season down the stretch, scoring 7+ points in 7 of the last 8 games
- Over that time, he is averaging 11.3 PPG
- Sisley reset his career scoring high with 18 points at Valparaiso on Feb. 21
- His outside shooting has been off the charts - over the last three games, Sisley has drained 9 of his 16 outside attempts

Scouting the Opponent
- For the third time in less than two weeks, Evansville and Valparaiso will square off as they match up for the second time in three years at Arch Madness
- The Beacons completed the regular season with a 13-17 record and were 6-12 in the MVC on the way to the #7 seed
- Valpo dropped a 79-55 game at Bradley in the regular season finale
- On the offensive end, it is Ben Krikke leading the way for Valpo with a season average of 14.5 points per game and a 4.6 rebound average, which is second on the team
- Thomas Kithier paces the Beacons on the boards, hauling in 6.7 per contest

 
* UE Women's Soccer Adds Radel To 2022 Roster

University of Evansville head women’s soccer coach Chris Pfau added another piece to his 2022 recruiting class on Wednesday, as he announced the signing of Metamora, Ohio native Paige Radel (Evergreen HS) to a letter of intent. Radel becomes the eighth member of Pfau’s 2022 recruiting class.

Radel earned first-team all-Ohio honors as a senior at Evergreen High School in northwest Ohio. She also earned second team all-Ohio honors as a junior, and was a two-time first team all-district selection, as well as being named all-conference and all-county four times each. Radel lettered four years in soccer and two in basketball for Evergreen High School. She also helped her club team, Pacesetter 04, to two Ohio state titles.

“I am excited to add Paige to our program,” said Pfau. “She is a very talented forward that can do a lot of different things for our team: she can hold the ball, she can get in behind teams, and she can run at you. She will be very hard to defend.

“Paige is also a tremendous person who comes from a great family, and she will represent not only our team, but UE, very well going forward.”

Radel joins a recruiting class which also includes Chrysta Vasquez (Henderson, Nev./Coronado HS) and Isabel Valdez (Phoenix, Ariz./Desert Vista HS) from the Southwest, Texas native Kathryn Tyler (Lantana, Texas/Liberty Christian HS), Floridian Joelle Haines (Jacksonville, Fla./IMG Academy), and Indiana natives Amy Velazquez (Avon, Ind./Avon HS), Kaylee Woosley (Evansville, Ind./North) and Ella McAndrew (Greendale, Ind./Lawrenceburg HS). Evansville is coming off of a season in which the Purple Aces began with the best start in program history, ranked as high as #5 in the United Soccer Coaches Midwest Region poll, and earned a spot in the Missouri Valley Conference Tournament finals.

 

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