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Friday, March 18, 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

* 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

* Department of Art presents the 60th Annual Undergraduate Student Exhibition

The Department of Art invites you to view the 60th Annual Undergraduate Student Exhibition in the Melvin Peterson Gallery from March 21- April 9, 2022. The Reception and Awards is March 24, 5-6:30 PM, with awards ceremony at 5:30. Please come visit the exhibition and celebrate the success of the students. You may also vote for the People's Choice Award which is awarded at the end of the exhibition. Hope to see you there.

* 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:

Contact Jayme Williams at with any questions.

* 2022 Health Careers Forum

UE EXSS Club and the Center for Career Development present the 2022 Health Careers Forum on March 30th from 6:00-8:00 PM in Eykamp Hall. Student attendees have the opportunity to ask questions to a diverse healthcare professional panel as a means to guide them on their future job outlook and search. Business casual attire is required, snacks will be provided, and name tags will be given to the registered attendees. You do not have to be a club member to participate, although attendance is mandatory for EXSS club members. Use the link below to register by Tuesday, March 29th at 8 PM!

Link to participate and register:


* 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.

* 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: 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

* 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 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:

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

* 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.!

* 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,

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 5 Clue

Happy Purple Friday Aces! Here is the clue for the fifth and final 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. If you're wearing purple in your submission photo for today, we'll give you an extra entry into our giveaway! Make sure to specify who's with you if you're working in groups to find the location. Happy hunting!

Day 5 Clue: SAB is hosting Open Mic Night and Karaoke here tonight at 7:30 PM! Hint: Check UEngage!

* 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

* 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!

* 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 Contact the Office of Residence Life with specific questions.

* 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 or 812-488-2364

Submitted by Amber Chandler


* Ace CARE Board Presents at National Pro Bono Conference

UE PT students who serve on the Ace CARE board represented our organization recently at the Widener Pro-Bono Conference in Philadelphia! The students presented ways to integrate the community and expand outreach within pro-bono clinics. Additionally, they shared initiatives implemented this year, including the 1st Ace CARE Gala, the addition of the External Advocacy Position, and the beginning of our Ace CARE van operations!!

If you are interested in learning more and how to support Ace CARE and the important outreach in the Evansville community, view our webpage at

* 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.



* MVC schedule opens on Saturday at Cooper Stadium

Missouri Valley Conference play opens this weekend when the University of Evansville softball team welcomes Drake to Cooper Stadium.  A noon doubleheader opens the series on Saturday before another noon contest marks the third and final game on Sunday with all three games to be carried on ESPN3.

Last Time Out
- Taking to the road for its final non-conference tournament, the Purple Aces traveled to Murray, Ky. for the Racer Classic
- After dropping games to St. Thomas (MN) and Western Illinois on Sunday, the Aces came back to defeat both squads on Monday to earn a weekend split
- Sydney Weatherford tossed two complete games including a 6-0 shutout against the Tommies that saw her go 2-4 with four RBI and a home run
- Earning the win over the Leathernecks was Izzy Vetter, who struck out seven batters in the 7-2 triumph with Jessica Fehr and Marah Wood adding two RBI apiece

Can’t do much more than that
- In Monday’s 6-0 shutout against St. Thomas, Sydney Weatherford tossed a complete game shutout while going 2-4 with four RBI and a home run at the plate
- The big performance saw her season RBI tally improve to 18, which paces the MVC
- Her four triples is tied for the conference lead while she is slugging .571 on the season, which ranks 9th
- Weatherford’s pitching has been impressive, checking in with the 4th-best ERA in the league at 1.98 while allowing two earned runs in her last 14 innings of work

Regaining her form
- Despite an 8-game hit streak being broken at the Racer Classic, Marah Wood has recorded a hit in 10 of her last 12 games and enters the MVC schedule batting .273 with four home runs and 14 RBI
- Wood is tied for second in the league with six doubles, tied for fourth in the league with four home runs and is in a 6th-place tie with 14 RBI
- The sophomore scored six runs at the UE Softball Invitational including two in the wins over Green Bay and Morehead State before belting her third home run of the year to add some insurance in the 2-0 triumph over Creighton

Two more no-no’s
- Evansville’s home tournament saw Izzy Vetter record no-hitters against Morehead State and Creighton to improve her career tally to four
- She has won seven of her last eight appearances in the circle and paces the conference with 11 victories in 2022 while earning three MVC Pitcher of the Week awards
- Vetter ranks atop the MVC in opposing batting average (.145), innings pitched (74.0), strikeouts (112), strikeouts looking (24) and wins (11) while ranking second with an ERA of 1.51
- Her 112 K’s is 9th in the nation while her 10.6 K’s per 7 innings pitched is 27th

* 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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