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Wednesday, March 16, 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 riskmanagement@evansville.edu.

- Respiratory N95 Voluntary Use Form

- Hazard Assessment Form

For questions, email riskmanagement@evansville.edu

 
* 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

* Ask a Question

Just a reminder that if you have a question about COVID-19 information, policies and/or guidelines, please feel free to submit an Ask A Question form at https://www.evansville.edu/coronavirus/index.cfm.

 
* Indoor Event Guidelines Lifted Beginning March 21

On February 24, the Coronavirus Healthcare Task Force announced that restrictions for outdoor events would be lifted, including the requirement of capacity limits/attendance maximums and social distancing. Effective Monday, March 21, the University will also lift restrictions for indoor events. This means that attendance will no longer be limited for any indoor event, regardless of whether the space has fixed or moveable seating. Events will no longer need approval from the Coronavirus Task Force. 

 
* 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. 

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. 

 

Upcoming Events

* In-Person Pre-Advising Workshop

Academic Services will be holding a pre-advising workshop to assist students and faculty with planning and registration. March 17th, Thursday, from 3:00-4:00pm in SOBA 172.

 
* 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: https://evansville-edu.zoom.us/j/5728318957

 
* 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, evansville.edu/J2J.

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.

 
* UE T-Shirt Exchange

Friday, March 18th from 11 am-2 pm at Ridgway
Need more UE apparel in your closet? Bring a t-shirt from another college to the Collegiate Alumni Board table and swap it for a UE t-shirt! All collected shirts will be donated.

 
* 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!

 
* 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.

 
* Registration Week 2022

Registration Week is right around the corner! Are you ready?

Registration begins March 28th. Make sure to meet with your advisor to have your classes approved before registration. If you have questions about registration, email academicservices@evansville.edu or come visit us in Olmstead Hall, Rm 116.

 
* UE Employee Wellness Step Challenge~ Earn $150 in Health Behavior Credits

Join Bracket Busters Today!

This step challenge is modeled after the NCAA's March Madness tournament.

Track your steps each day.

Those with the highest step counts at the end of the week will advance to the next round.

March 14-May 8th

To sign up click the following link and enter your information: https://forms.gle/xZq88hveCeDsig8r7

Challenge participants will earn $150 in Healthy Behavior Credits (if not already earned in the 2021-2022 benefit plan year)

All employees are welcome to participate, only those with the HRA Health Plan can be awarded the healthy behavior credit

 
* Krannert Gallery Exhibit

The Department of Art invites you to the Krannert Gallery for the exhibit It Started with a Moose: Watercolors by Diane Ubelhor-Wunderlich. The artist exhibition will be open February 20 - March 27, 2022.

 
* 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.!

 
* Calling All Changemakers! 1st Annual Adaptive Watersports Row a Thon on April 23 Challenge by the CIC

The UE Center for Innovation and Change is challenging ALL Student and Faculty organizations to a row off! This row off benefits local para-athletes by participating in the 1st Annual Adaptive Watersports Row a Thon on April 23, in person at the Evansville, IN downtown YMCA or remotely. You may participate as an individual, or as team of 4. Sign up through the link on their webpage, evansvilleadaptivewatersports.org

Evansville Adaptive Watersports was the 2019 UE Community Changemaker Challenge $10,000 recipient.
Their goal is to create a place where all individuals can participate in non-motorized watersports. This program is open to EVERYONE. They intentionally reach out to people across a range of disabilities, ages, ethnicities, nationalities, walks of life, and professions. They believe EVERYONE can make a difference. Empathy, teamwork and distributed leadership are encouraged. The result is the creation of a space where EVERYONE is a Changemaker.

 

Info You Should Know

* SAB Weeklong St. Patrick's Day Scavenger Hunt | Day 3 Clue

Happy Wednesday Aces! Here is the clue for the third 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 3 Clue: SAB's Trivia Nights are now hosted here on Wednesday evenings at 6:00 PM!

 
* 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
DeanofStudents@evansville.edu
812-488-2500

 
* 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:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/HowardSRosenblattDeanofStudentsLeadershipAwards2022

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 js944@evansville.edu.

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: https://www.evansville.edu/undergraduateresearch/student-research-symposium.cfm

Contact Jayme Williams at jw504@evansville.edu with any questions.

 
* Summer Housing

Are you staying in Evansville over the summer? If so, Residence Life is offering summer housing in Powell Hall. You can find more information about summer housing and apply online at https://www.evansville.edu/residencelife/campushousing/summerhousing.cfm. Contact the Office of Residence Life with specific 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 https://www.evansville.edu/residencelife/housingapplyreturn/calendar.cfm. If you have specific questions, email Brian Conner at bc32@evansville.edu.

 
* The deadline to apply for the 2022-2023 Dr. Marvin E. Hartig Memorial Scholarship has been extended to May 6th

Family, friends and loved ones of the late Dr. Marvin E. Hartig are pleased to announce the application process for the Dr. Marvin E. Hartig Memorial Scholarship. This scholarship is dedicated to the loving memory of Dr. Hartig, Dean of Evansville College’s Evening College in 1967, and administrator for the Center for Advanced Study, director of the Evansville chapter of the American Institute of Banking (AIB), and the international student advisor. In 1974, Dr. Hartig was appointed Dean of Academic Services. He retired in 1984 after serving his alma mater for thirty-five years and passed away in 2007.

This scholarship will be awarded annually to a deserving sophomore student. Preference will be given to a student working while being enrolled as a full-time student. International students are encouraged to apply.

Eligible students for the 2022-2023 Hartig Memorial Scholarship will be sophomores in the 2022-2023 academic year.

Apply for the 2022-2023 Hartig Memorial Scholarship

Deadline: Please return all materials to the Office of Student Financial Services by April 22, 2022. The decision will be announced by May 27, 2022.

Questions: Amber Chandler, Administrative Assistant to the Office of Student Financial Services, at ac547@evansville.edu or 812-488-2364

Submitted by Amber Chandler ac547@evansville.edu
 
* 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 https://www.evansville.edu/aboutue/sponsorships.cfm.

 

Athletics

* Aces ride momentum into matchup with Austin Peay

Coming off a three-game sweep of No. 18 Tulane, the University of Evansville baseball team opens the week with a Wednesday matchup at Austin Peay in Clarksville, Tenn. with first pitch at 6 PM.

Previewing the Matchup: Austin Peay
• The Aces and Governors are meeting for the 61st time in series history with Evansville owning a 36-22-2 advantage in the all-time series.
• Austin Peay comes into the midweek matchup with a 7-10 overall record having lost eight of their last nine contests.
• Following the midweek matchup with Austin Peay, the Aces continue their 14-game road trip with a three-game weekend set at Northwestern on Saturday and Sunday.

Smith nabs MVC Pitcher of the Week Honors
• 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.

Sweeping Tulane
• Evansville's sweep of #18 Tulane featured a handful of impressive feats.
• The doubleheader sweep on Saturday earned the Aces their first back-to-back wins over a ranked opponent since taking a pair of games from No. 21 Wichita State in 2006.
• UE's series sweep from the 18th-ranked Green Wave is believed to be the first in Evansville's baseball history.
 
Bats are Alive
• Following a slow start to the season, Evansville's bats came alive in a big way this past week.
• Over the four game slate last week, four Aces finished with a batting average of .400 or better and Evansville generated an average of 7.25 runs per game.
• On Sunday, the Aces captured a 15-5 win over #18 Tulane, their most runs scored in a game this season.

 

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