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Thursday, March 17, 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.

 

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. 

 

Upcoming Events

* Tie-Dye with Phi Mu

This is an event for anyone who may be interesting in joining Phi Mu and wants to speak with our sisters/siblings. If they are interested in attending the event, please RSVP on UEngage.

 
* Students Invited to Submit Abstracts for 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.

 
* 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

 
* 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.

 
* 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 alumni@evansville.edu.

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

 
* 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.

 
* 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- 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

* The Center for Innovation & Change is Hosting Scholars for Syria on March 31

Please join us on Thursday, March 31st from 6-7:30 pm at the University of Evansville (SOBA 162) as we welcome local Syrian physician Dr. Bashar Mourad (Ohio Valley Nephrology Associates) of the Syrian American Medical Society. Dr. Mourad will be presenting photos from SAMS missions, discussing the healthcare crisis both inside and outside Syria, and highlighting the current work SAMS is engaging in to ensure healthcare development for refugees and displaced people. The SAMS mission is to save lives and work to ensure healthcare development on behalf of Syrian American healthcare professionals. It is a leading humanitarian organization, harnessing the talents of Syrian American healthcare professionals, and channeling them toward medical relief for the people of Syria and the United States. This presentation and fundraiser is co-sponsored by the University of Evansville Center for Innovation and Change and Scholars for Syria, with the goal that our community be educated about how connecting cultures serves a critical role in good healthcare and global citizenship.

 
* Save the Date: October 1. The UE Center for Innovation and Change hosts New York Time's Best Selling Author, Dr. Doug Tallamy

Save the Date October 1, 2022! The UE Center for Innovation and Change in conjunction with Dr. Cris Hochwender, the Warrick County Soil and Water Conservation District and the Southwest Chapter of Indiana Native Plant Society, are teaming up to host New York Time's Best Selling Author, Dr. Doug Tallamy! Dr. Tallamy is the biggest name in the business of native plants/insects/bird and the public, so it will be a very big deal. Students with the ECO and BiSci Clubs will also be active participants. This is a kickoff event for the Spring 2023 'Build Back Better Pollinator Plan' ChangeLab with Dr. Cris Hochwender.

 
* Meet the Challenge! CIC & Alpha Phi Omega Blood Drive March 28th

Meet the Challenge!
CIC & Alpha Phi Omega Blood Drive March 28th
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.!

UE Student Organization Challenge!
Any student organization- fraternity, sorority, club, council, ect...- that has the most participants will win a PIZZA PARTY for their organization!

UE Department Challenge!
All employees- staff, faculty, administrators- that give blood will be entered into a drawing for a FREE Department Lunch at Turnoi's!! The more individuals in your department that participate, the more chances you have at winning! Go Department TEAM!!

UE Athletics Teams Challenge!
Any Athletics Team that has the most participants will win a PIZZA PARY for their TEAM!!

It is SUPER EASY to Register! Just scan the QR Code below!
Registration tables will also be set up on the first floor in the Ridgway University Center on March 17th, 21st, and 23rd!

We've Got This!!

 
* 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

* SAB Weeklong St. Patrick's Day Scavenger Hunt | Day 4 Clue

Happy St. Patrick's Day Aces! Here is the clue for the fourth 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 4 Clue: The base of operations for SAB as well as the many other student organizations on campus! Counseling Services, the Career Center, and ResLife are also located here!
Hint: You'll have to go into the Dr. Dana D. Clayton Student Affairs Suite to find this clue!

 
* 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!

 
* 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.

 
* 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

 
* 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!

 

Congratulations

* Dr. Jordana Lockwich, Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy presents her research at Combined Sections Meeting 2022

Dr. Jordana Lockwich, Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy, presented her research titled, "Pushing the Limit: Impact of Exercise Intensity on Clinical Outcomes in Individuals with Parkinson's Disease" at the Combined Sections Meeting virtually this March. Her research helps identify steps clinicians can consider when treating patients with Parkinson's Disease.

 
* UE Residency Programs, Faculty, & Graduates Assist with Performance Testing at St. Louis Cardinals Organization

University of Evansville Residency Programs Faculty & Graduates recently completed performance testing at the preseason screening of the St. Louis Cardinals Minor League Baseball players in Jupiter, Florida.

Dr. Phil Plisky '98 led the team, Associate Professor of Physical Therapy and Director of Residency Programs and Associate Professor of Physical Therapy and Director of the ProRehab/UE Sports Residency Program Dr. Kyle Matsel '11. The team also included Dr. Jenna Gourlay of the RPI & University of Evansville & Orthopedic Residency Program (Sports Residency' 14) and current and former ProRehab/UE sports residents Dr. Rolando J Rodriguez, Dr. Tessa Netelbeek, Dr. Ervin Velic, and Dr. AJ Hermann '18. This testing aims to guide the optimization of player health and performance.

 
* Dr. Kyle Matsel, Associate Professor of Physical Therapy presents at Combined Sections Meeting 2022

Dr. Kyle Matsel, Eykamp Center for Teaching Excellence Director and Associate Professor of Physical Therapy presented his research, "The Reliability of an Arm Care Screening Tool in High School Baseball Coaches" and "A Field Expedient Arm Care Screening Tool Can Identify Musculoskeletal Risk Factors in Baseball Players" at the Combined Sections Meeting virtually this March. His research is an essential step to continually improving injury risk assessment and prevention in baseball players.

 

Athletics

* TurnkeyZRG selected to assist in AD search

In an effort to conduct a thorough national search for the next director of athletics, the University of Evansville has hired TurnkeyZRG to assist in the search process. TurnkeyZRG is universally known as one of the top search firms in the sports industry.

UE has formed a diverse, nine-person advisory committee that includes current and former student-athletes, faculty, coaches, administrators, and trustees. The advisory committee, along with UE President Christopher M. Pietruszkiewicz, will work collaboratively with TurnkeyZRG, led by managing director Chad Chatlos, in a national search for the next director of athletics. Chatlos specializes in senior executive searches across the sports industry with a focus on senior leadership roles in the ever-changing landscape of intercollegiate athletics.

"I am confident that this advisory committee will assist in attracting an impressive pool of candidates who will focus on the student-athlete experience in competition and in the classroom, who will engage our campus, our friends, our fan base, and our community, who will build strong competitive programs, and who will support our coaches and athletics staff who build competitive skills and serve as mentors for future leaders,” said Pietruszkiewicz.

 
* Complete team effort earns Aces fourth-straight win

Riding a wave of momentum, the University of Evansville baseball team put in a complete team effort in a 20-4 win over Austin Peay on Wednesday evening in Clarksville, Tenn.

"Great team win tonight," said Aces head baseball coach Wes Carroll. "We kept the bats hot from the weekend with a big 12 run inning. Hope to keep it rolling into the weekend."

Mere days after a 15-run game on Sunday against No. 18 Tulane, which marked Evansville's best offensive game in nearly three seasons, the Aces one-upped themselves, dropping 20 runs in the win over the Governors. The 20 runs are most scored by Evansville since a program-high 29 runs against UT Martin on March 8, 2016.

On the night, Evansville generated 20 hits with a team-high five coming from shortstop Simon Scherry, including a pair of doubles, who also recorded a team-best five RBI. Continuing an electric start to his third collegiate season, right fielder Mark Shallenberger finished just a home run shy of the cycle, going three-of-five at the plate and boosting his season average just six points off of .400.

Getting the start on the mound, Caleb Reinhardt pitched four full innings, allowing three runs and striking-out four in the win. In relief, Donovan Schultz, Nate Kujawski, Kieren Hall, and Jac Kressin combined to hold the Govs to just one run and tally 5 Ks.

What was a back-and-forth affair early was started by a two-run homer from Tanner Craig in the top of the first inning. The Aces were not able to build higher than a three-run lead over the first few innings as the Governors continued to keep themselves in it early.

Evansville broke the game wide-open in the sixth inning as the Aces struck for 12 runs as all but two players batted twice in the big inning. The 12 runs in the inning are the most by the Aces since recording 13 runs against Austin Peay more than 10 years ago on April 5, 2011.

Capping-off the contest, Evansville added three more runs in the top of the ninth to secure the 20-4 win.

The Aces go on the road this weekend for a three-game set at Northwestern, beginning with a doubleheader on Saturday at 11 AM in Evanston, Ill.

 
* Three-Time Evansville Metro Player Of The Year Anslinger Transferring To UE

Former High School All-America Watch List member and three-time Evansville Courier & Press Metro Player of the Year Ryleigh Anslinger (Evansville, Ind./Memorial) has announced that she will continue her playing career at the University of Evansville beginning this fall. She will have three years of eligibility remaining.

Anslinger, who played her freshman year at Indiana University, will return home to Evansville where she had a star-studded career at nearby Memorial High School. Anslinger was a two-time first-team all-state selection for the Tigers, while earning three Metro Player of the Year honors. She was also three-time all-district and led the city of Evansville in both goals and assists in 2018-19. Anslinger helped Memorial to a state title in 2017, while also helping the Indiana Fire Juniors South to a state club title as well.

“Ryleigh’s resume speaks for itself and what she has accomplished in Evansville,” said Pfau. “To have her come back home and play at UE is incredible.

“I believe that there is even more in Ryleigh and the best is yet to come. She can play nearly anywhere on the field and change the game.”

At UE, Anslinger will team with fellow Evansville native Kaylee Woosley in the Purple Aces’ incoming class. Woosley earned three first-team all-city honors at nearby Evansville North High School, while being the 20th-ranked recruit in the Great Lakes Region according to Top Drawer Soccer.

“To have both Anslinger and Woosley attend UE and play soccer is not only exciting for UE, but also exciting for the Evansville community,” said Pfau. “The Evansville community will be able to continue to watch these incredibly talented players that they have followed throughout their high school careers.

“Both players believe in what we are trying to accomplish on and off the field. They both believe that they have the talent to continue to push our program. I want to build something special at UE, and I believe in order to do that, we need to keep talented local players like Anslinger and Woosley at UE.”

Anslinger and Woosley join a diverse recruiting class for Pfau and the Purple Aces, featuring Indiana natives Amy Velazquez (Avon, Ind./Avon HS) and Ella McAndrew (Greendale, Ind./Lawrenceburg HS), first-team all-Ohio standout Paige Radel (Metamora, Ohio/Evergreen), Southwest stars Chrysta Vasquez (Henderson, Nev./Coronado HS) and Isabel Valdez (Phoenix, Ariz./Desert Vista HS), Texas native Kathryn Tyler (Lantana, Texas/Liberty Christian HS), and Floridian Joelle Haines (Jacksonville, Fla./IMG Academy).

“This incoming class is an incredibly talented and deep class that UE and our soccer program has been able to attract,” said Pfau. “We were ranked for most of the year, and as high as fifth for part of the year, and this group of players coming in wants to build on that success.

“With the strong academic reputation of the University, it shows that our program can attract some of the best student-athletes in the Evansville area, as well as across the country. That is a credit to President Pietruszkiewicz, the administration and the faculty at the University of Evansville.”

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.

 
* UE Hires Search Firm for New Director of Athletics

In an effort to conduct a thorough national search for the next director of athletics, the University of Evansville has hired TurnkeyZRG to assist in the search process. TurnkeyZRG is universally known as one of the top search firms in the sports industry. 

UE has formed a diverse, nine-person advisory committee that includes current and former student-athletes, faculty, coaches, administrators, and trustees. The advisory committee, along with UE President Christopher M. Pietruszkiewicz, will work collaboratively with TurnkeyZRG, led by managing director Chad Chatlos, in a national search for the next director of athletics. Chatlos specializes in senior executive searches across the sports industry with a focus on senior leadership roles in the ever-changing landscape of intercollegiate athletics.

 

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