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Tuesday, March 15, 2022

* Volunteer Use of N95 Masks

The use of N95 masks are not required respirators for any position of employment at the University of Evansville. To satisfy OSHA compliance an employee (full time, part time and/or student worker) who voluntarily chooses to wear an N95 mask at work is required to complete and submit Voluntary Use of N95 paperwork (links below) and submit the signed original copy to your department supervisor with a copy to Risk Management via email at

- Respiratory N95 Voluntary Use Form

- Hazard Assessment Form

For questions, email

* 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.


COVID-19 Corner

* Changes to Commencement Guidelines

Because the mask mandate will be lifted on campus beginning March 21, masks will no longer be required for Commencement. Those who still prefer to wear a mask during the ceremony are welcome to do so. Additionally, there will be no distance requirements for graduate seating.

Graduates were first told that each person would receive 10 tickets to share with friends and family. Because of the COVID-19 guideline updates, tickets will no longer be required, and there will be unlimited seating for guests.

Please visit Commencement Central for full details of that weekend, including Baccalaureate, parking, the live stream, and more. The new guidelines are aligned with the current COVID-19 data. Should the pandemic change directions between now and May 7, restrictions may be reinstated.

As a reminder, graduates must order their cap and gown for in-store pickup by Sunday, March 20. Please place orders here. After this date, the bookstore will only have a select number of packages available for in-store purchase. Announcements must also be ordered by April 5. 

* 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. 

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. 


Upcoming Events

* SAB Weeklong St. Patrick's Day Scavenger Hunt | Day 2 Clue

Happy Tuesday Aces! Here is the clue for the second day of our weeklong scavenger hunt around campus! Again there will be a piece of paper at this location marking that you've found the right place. Make sure to take a picture of yourself there and either DM it to the @uesab Instagram account or email it to ag334 or sv93. Each day you send a picture at that day's scavenger hunt location = 1 entry into our giveaway at the end of the week! (Up to 5 giveaway entries if you find every location!) Make sure to specify who's with you if you're working in groups to find the location. Happy hunting!

Day 2 Clue: SAB's General Assembly Meetings are held here from 5:30-6:30 PM. Come bring some ideas for new events at this time, we'd love to hear!

* CDEI Presents... Girlfriend Hour: The Working Woman

The Center for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion invites you to join us for Girlfriend Hour on March 17th at 12pm. All identifying individuals are welcome to join, share, and learn from this session's speakers, Erin Lewis and Melissa Morehead Moore. Be sure to pre-register on UEngage!

Zoom Link:

* Inaugural Statham Sociology Lecture on Tuesday, March 15 at 5:30pm

On Tuesday, March 15th at 5:30pm, the inaugural Bettye A. Statham Sociology Forum Lecture will be held in Eykamp Hall. Our speaker is Dr. Tauna Starbuck Sisco, Professor and Chair of Sociology at Saint Anselm College in New Hampshire, who will present on “The Value of Teaching and Researching Gender through a Sociological Lens.” This lecture series was funded with a generous gift from the estate of Bettye A. Statham, an Evansville College sociology alumna (’47), who was dedicated to empowering women through her lifelong commitment to service. Please join us in honoring Mrs. Statham and celebrating the newest lecture series on campus.

* CANCELED: CDEI Presents: IHouse- Intl Religion

This event has been canceled.

Unfortunately, our speaker for this week's IHouse is ill and cannot attend.

We will be rescheduling this topic for later in the semester and canceling IHouse this week!

Please send her all of your thoughts, prayers, and vibes to feel better soon!

* Journey to Justice - July 16-23, 2022

From July 16-23, 2022, the University of Evansville will lead an 8-day Journey to Justice bus tour. Travelers will venture through cities of the South to explore the history of the Civil Rights Movement. Students on this journey will learn important, valuable lessons at each stop for an impactful experience of personal reflection and application within their own community.

Earn College Credit
Through this opportunity, students can earn three college credits. While the Journey to Justice bus tour will be an exciting trip, it will also be an interactive experience as part of Social Justice Movements, an ethics course. Students who register can apply this towards the Ethics & Social Change major or a general education requirement. Some assignments will be completed during the trip, while others will be given before and after returning.

Site Visits
Journey to Justice will include site visits at Evansville, Indiana; Montgomery, Birmingham, and Selma, Alabama; Memphis, Tennessee; and Louisville, Kentucky. Popular attractions will include the National Voting Rights Museum, Beale Street, Edmund Pettus Bridge, Rosa Parks Museum, and more. Please note: the subject is schedule to change.

Students are required to receive an approved COVID-19 vaccine prior to Journey to Justice.

Registration details and tuition costs are available at the Journey to Justice webpage,

A limited number of scholarships are available for high school students. Journey to Justice is made possible through the generous support of Lilly Endowment Inc.

* Pep and Vim, UE's Annual Day of Giving

Save the date for UE's Annual Day of Giving, Pep and Vim! This year's Pep and Vim will be held Friday, April 8, 2022.

Spirit Week activities, like Penny Wars, will be held the week leading up to Pep and Vim. Penny Wars is a competition between each of the colleges to win the Golden Squirrel for the year. Save your change to help your college win the highly sought after squirrel and help UE at the same time!

* Pep and Vim 5K Registration is Open

UE Alumni and Engagement is hosting a virtual 5K run/walk to promote a healthy lifestyle. The 5K can be completed indoors or outdoors between April 3 and April 8. Participants will enter their times online. All participants will receive an exclusive Pep and Vim t-shirt if registered by March 25*. The race fee is $35 and $20 for students.

On Friday, April 8, Day of Giving, post a video or picture wearing your Pep and Vim t-shirt on social media using #AcesGiveBack and #FORWARD to help spread the word. If you have any questions, please contact

Go Aces!

*Registrations will be accepted after March 25, but we cannot guarantee the arrival of the Pep and Vim t-shirt by April 8.

Register for the Pep and Vim 5K

* Reunion Weekend Coming Soon

* 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?

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- Student Session

Join the Center for Diversity Equity and Inclusion and facilitator, Dr. Curran, in Safe Zone Training on March 22nd beginning at 5pm! 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 student orgs, your dorm, classrooms, your work, etc.

Join us in ensuring every zone is a Safe Zone!


Changemaker Corner

* UE Blood Drive: UE Center for Innovation & Change has Partnered with the Red Cross and Alpha Phi Omega to Meet Desperate Need in Our Community

The UE Center for Innovation & Change has Partnered with the Red Cross and Alpha Phi Omega, our Co-Ed Service Fraternity, to help meet desperate need for blood in our community. Make plans now to donate blood on Monday, March 28 anytime between 10 a.m. and 3:00p.m.!


Info You Should Know

* Outstanding Senior Service Award Nomination

Do you know a senior deserving of the highest award given by UE? Ten finalists will be selected, and one student will be presented this award at Commencement. Selection is based on academic achievement, demonstrated leadership, and community and campus engagement.

The Guthrie May and Mabel Dillingham Nenneker Outstanding Senior Service Award nominations will be accepted March 14 – March 28, 2022.

You can nominate deserving seniors here: 2021-22 Outstanding Senior Service Award Nomination

Applications must be submitted to the Office of the Dean of Students by March 28, 2022.
Questions can be referred to:
Dr. Rob Shelby, Interim Vice President for Student Affairs/Chief Diversity Officer
Michael Tessier, Interim Dean of Students

* Students: Textbooks for Spring '22 have been sent back to the publishers

Students, unless your professor e-mailed us at the bookstore a few weeks ago requesting a slight extension, the required textbooks have been sent back to the publisher for this semester.

* Call for Nominations: Dean of Students Leadership Awards

Nominations are now being accepted for consideration of The Howard S. Rosenblatt “Dean of Students Leadership Awards.” These awards will be presented at the 29th Annual Leadership Awards Reception scheduled for April 20, 2022. Invitations will be prepared by the Center for Student Engagement.

Awards are presented in the following categories:

  • Student Organization Advisor of the Year
  • Student Organization of the Year
  • Student Leader of the Year

Over 80% of UE students participate in at least one student organization or program. These organizations are successful because of the commitment of the student leaders and the advisors who give freely of their time and support. The recipients of these awards are selected based on their commitment to the University of Evansville as well as the development and success of their efforts within their chosen student organization.

The deadline for nominations is March 29, 2022. Click on this link to submit your nomination:

If you have any questions, please contact the Vice President for Student Affairs/Dean of Students office at 812-488-2500 or by e-mail via

Thank you in advance for celebrating our student leaders’ achievements!

* Submit Abstracts This Week for Student Research Symposium

The deadline to submit an abstract for the 2022 UE Student Research and Honors Symposium is this Friday, March 18. The symposium, scheduled for Wednesday, April 6, will showcase the scholarly activities of students of diverse disciplines across UE’s campus, including the graduating seniors of the Honors Program. All UE students are invited to apply to participate by submitting an abstract for their papers. For more information or to submit an abstract, please visit:

Contact Jayme Williams at with any questions.

* Residence Hall Sign-Ups

Students - Do you still need housing for next year? Information meetings about signing up for a room in Hale, Powell, Moore, or Schroeder Halls will be on Wednesday, March 16 at 4:00pm and 9:00pm. These meetings will be held in Eykamp 252. If you need housing for next year and have not received an assignment in New Hall or the Villages, you should plan to attend. Additional information can be found on the Residence Life website at If you have specific questions, email Brian Conner at

* New Community Sponsorship Form

Due to an increase in requests for community sponsorships and contribution to community activities, a web form has been developed for external organizations to use when submitting requests to the University. The goal is to have a consistent process for our community partners when seeking sponsorships. This will also allow for greater collaboration and efficiency across the University. If you or your department receives a sponsorship request, please direct them to the form, located at

* 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!

* 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)

Learn about our current Career Advocates here:

* PSYC246 Survey Participation

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



* Tennessee Tech doubleheader moved to March 22

With schedules last weekend being altered due to the weather, the University of Evansville and Tennessee Tech have rescheduled their doubleheader that was originally set for March 16.

The schools will now square off in a doubleheader on Tuesday, March 22 at Cooper Stadium.  First pitch for game one will be at 2 p.m.

UE will be back on the field Saturday to open the Missouri Valley Conference slate against Drake at 12 p.m. inside Cooper Stadium.

* Nick Smith garners MVC Pitcher of the Week honors after impressive weekend

For the first time in his career, University of Evansville baseball sophomore pitcher Nick Smith has been named the Missouri Valley Conference's Pitcher of the Week, it was announced in a release from the conference office on Monday afternoon.

Putting on a show against the 18th-ranked team in the nation, Smith showed the potential he has flashed all of his career. In the second game of Saturday's doubleheader with #18 Tulane, Smith threw 6.1 innings, allowing six hits and just one run, while striking-out seven as Evansville captured a 5-1 win to sweep the doubleheader en route to a series sweep. On the season, Smith is fifth on the team with a 3.68 ERA, which is best amongst Evansville's starters. In his two outings against ranked opponents, Smith has pitched 10.2 innings allowing just three runs and striking-out nine.

The pitcher of the week honor is the second straight for the Aces after Shane Gray captured the award a week ago.

Evansville is back in action on Wednesday with a midweek matchup with Austin Peay at 6 PM in Clarksville, Tenn.

* Aces rebound with two wins on Monday

Day two of the Racer Classic saw the University of Evansville softball team rebound with a pair of victories over St. Thomas and Western Illinois to complete their final non-conference tournament.  UE now has its sights set on Missouri Valley Conference play, which begins this weekend at Cooper Stadium against Drake.

Game One – UE 6, St. Thomas 0
Sydney Weatherford did it all in Monday’s opener, throwing a complete game shutout while helping her own cause with four RBI and a home run.  With one out in the first, Weatherford hit a solo homer, the second of her career, to put the Aces on the board.

UE wasted little time in adding to its lead, scoring four times in the second.  Haley Woolf led off with a walk before Hannah Hood reached on a bunt single.  Mackenzie McFeron and Jessica Fehr each walked, the latter coming with the bases loaded.  That sequence brought Weatherford back to the plate where she hit a bases-clearing triple to make it a 5-0 game.

Hood reached base once again in the fifth with a leadoff walk.  After stealing second, she advanced to third on a McFeron sacrifice.  Fehr walked for the second time in the game and combined with Hood for a double steal that accounted for the sixth and final run of the game.  Weatherford recorded her third win of the season and second complete game.  She gave up eight hits while fanning five batters. 

Game Two – UE 7, Western Illinois 2
Another strong all-around effort saw the Purple Aces earn win #2 of the day, taking down Western Illinois by a 7-2 final in the second game of the day.

Back-to-back doubles saw the Purple Aces open the scoring in the top half of the third.  Mackenzie McFeron hit a 1-out single before crossing the plate on a double from Jessica Fehr.  Sydney Weatherford followed with a double down the left field line to make it a 2-0 game. 

Two more runs crossed the plate in the fourth with Haley Woolf leading off with a single.  Alexa Davis was hit by a pitch before Hannah Hood singled to lead the bases for Jenna Lis, who hit a sacrifice fly to bring in Woolf.  Walks by Zoe Frossard and Fehr produced another run.  Marah Wood added a home run in the fifth to make it a 5-0 lead for the Aces.  Two more runs crossed the plate in the sixth to cap off Evansville’s scoring.

Western Illinois got on the board when Georgia Rea hit a 2-run homer to make it a 7-2 game in the sixth.  Izzy Vetter took care of business from there, keeping the Leathernecks off the board in the seventh to clinch her 11th win of the season.  She allowed two runs on three hits while striking out seven.  Fehr had two of the Aces’ seven hits. 

There has been a schedule change for UE.  The Aces were originally scheduled to face Tennessee Tech on Wednesday, March 16.  With both teams playing on Monday of this week, the doubleheader has been moved to Tuesday, March 22.  Two games will be played with the opener set for a 2 p.m. first pitch.


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