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Wednesday, March 23, 2022

* Last Day to Vote for SGA Elections!

Today, March 23, is the last day to vote in the Student Government Association election! Any student that is considered a full-time student is eligible to vote online. Voting will end Wednesday (today) at 5:00 p.m., and the results will be announced at SGA Congress located in SOBA 170.

The ballots are as follows:
• President – Shane Raschaert or no vote
• Chief Executive Officer – Rafay Karim or no vote
• Student-Elected Trustee – Elizabeth Pich or Anh Tran

Here is the direct link to cast your vote for the positions:


COVID-19 Corner

* Bookstore Will Still Require Masks

The UE Bookstore will still require masks from faculty and students going forward. Thank you.


Upcoming Events

* SafeZone LGTBQ+ Ally Training: Student Session!

SafeZone Training Flyer

Join the Center for Diversity Equity and Inclusion for Safe Zone LGBTQ+ Ally Training on March 29 beginning at 5 p.m. in SOBA 162! 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!

* Diverse Excellence Series Segment #2

Flyer for presentation

The Wom_n’s History Month and Disability Awareness Month celebration continues!

The Center for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion is proud to host its second segment of the Diverse Excellence Series! Guest speaker, and UE Alum, Madeline Smith recently entered the non-profit accounting world and sits on two non-profit boards in the area. Join us on Monday, March 28th at 6:00 pm in SOBA 272 as Madeline discusses her background and life trajectory.

* Prom Night!

Prom Night flyer

The Center for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion & Student Activities Board are proud to present PROM NIGHT on Friday, April 1st from 8:00-11:30 pm in Eykamp Hall! All UE students, UE student guests and USI students are invited to dance the night away at this free event!

Attire for Prom is semi-formal. No blue jeans allowed!

Following Prom we will shuttle students to Walthers Golf and Fun for mini-golf, mini-bowling, karaoke, and much more for the After Party from 12-3:00am! The after party is $8 for UE students and $10 for UE student guests and USI students! Tickets for the afterparty can also be purchased separately, meaning you do not have to attend Prom in order to attend the after party.

To successfully attend, ALL students must RSVP. UE students, please RSVP on UEngage here: Outside guest and USI students can RSVP here:

If you plan on inviting a USI student or outside guest, please have them register using the correct link above. All outside guests must be affiliated with a UE student, unless they are a USI student. State and student IDs will be required during check-in for outside guests. UE students must only bring student IDs.

After party payment can be made at the door or during the week leading up to Prom. If utilizing cash, please have exact change. We will be tabling during the week, so be on the look out for our table in Ridgway and for information through our Instagram account @uediversity!

If you have any questions, please contact

Let's party!!

* WRA presents: Vagina Monologues

Come join WRA for the Vagina Monologues! Members of the UE community will present a series of monologues from the Eve Ensler play about vaginas and overcoming the stigmas attached to them. There will be tables during and after the performance with art from UE students for purchase. Tickets are $2 for members of the UE community and $5 for others. Join us on March 26th in Eykamp 251 to talk about vaginas! Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and event starts at 7 p.m.

* CDEI Presents: IHouse Disabilities Background and Culture

Join the CDEI and Disability Services next week as we continue to spotlight and celebrate Disability Awareness Month!

This week's IHouse is co-sponsored by Disability Services. We will have a student panel that discusses how their backgrounds and cultures have impacted their identities and experiences of having disabilities!

RSVP on UEngage today!


The University of Evansville Theatre closes their spring 2022 season with Will Arbery’s HEROES OF THE FOURTH TURNING. A 2020 Pulitzer Prize Finalist in Drama, this haunting play is a meticulously crafted story centering on four alumni of a conservative college whose reunion spirals into chaos over spirituality, politics, and a nearly fanatical desire to be understood. This production opens on Friday, April 8, at 7:30 p.m., in Shanklin Theatre. Additional performances are 7:30 p.m. on April 9, 21, 22, 23, and at 2:00 p.m., on April 24.

HEROES OF THE FOURTH TURNING is guest-directed by Dylan Frederick, a 2014 alumnus of UE. Joy Weidenhamer, a senior theatre studies major from Omaha, Neb., serves as the associate director; Robert Tintoc, a 2006 alumnus, serves as the guest scenic designer; Assistant Professor Sarah J. Smith is the costume designer; Associate Professor Stephen Boulmetis is the lighting designer; Araceli Ramirez serves as the guest sound designer; Professor Diane Brewer is the dramaturg; Moira Cassiday, a senior stage management major from Nashville, Ind., is the stage manager, and Assistant Professor Mitchell L. Critel serves as the technical director.

The cast features Delaney Ross, a first-year performance major from Keller, Texas as Emily; Gabriel Smothers, a junior performance major from Casper, Wyo., as Kevin; Becky Rusch, a senior performance major from Newark, Del., as Teresa; McAllister Reed Stowell, a junior performance major from Lakewood, Colo., as Justin; and Delanie Kitzman, a senior performance major from Tomball, Texas, as Gina.

In following industry standards, as established by the Broadway League, all audience members must show proof of COVID–19 vaccination or a negative test result, taken within 48-hours of the date on their ticket, and remain masked during the performance. It is our hope that these restrictions will allow our student actors to safely perform unmasked.

Adult ticket prices are $20, and $18 for senior adults, non-UE students, and UE employees. UE students may obtain one free student rush ticket beginning at 12 p.m. on the day of the performance they wish to attend. Tickets are available by calling 812.488.2031, Monday through Friday, 12:00 to 5:00 p.m.

* Chasing Water Falls and Zip Lining with the Crew April 2nd and 3rd

Join us April 2nd and 3rd as the UE Venturing Crew makes our way across Southern Illinois visiting some of the Midwest's best water falls.

We will leave campus Saturday morning April 2nd to Zip Line through 83 acres of Southern Illinois’ and then start our water fall tour of what is called 5 of the best water falls in the Midwest: Jackson Falls, Burden Falls, Bork Falls, Cedar Falls and Ferne Clyffe.

We will see 4 different water falls on Saturday, stay in a tree house village at Camp Ondessonk Saturday night while sitting around the campfire playing games and making Smores.

At Camp Ondessonk, there are 2 water falls that we will explore as we leave camp Sunday morning.

We'll stop at another water fall on the way back to campus and should be back by 2pm on Sunday.

Food and transportation will be provided and a sleeping bag can be borrowed from the crew as well.

Space for this trip is limited to 20 people with the cost of $10 and can be paid with cash, check, Square or Venmo

Please email to reserve your spot and arrange payment.

Complete the University safety waiver at: UE self service >UE forms > Students > Student Club Activities > select the event to register

* 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.

* GPS Smash Bros. Ultimate Tournament

The Game Players Society is hosting its annual Smash Ultimate Tournament on Saturday, March 26th from 1-5 pm. Everyone is welcome to participate, those who want to play for cash prizes must bring $5, and the top 8 are eligible for winnings. RSVP to attend at Evansville Esports, 2005 Lincoln Ave on Saturday!

Email Cam at cc346 if you have any questions. Join our Discord server! --->

* 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

* 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.

* 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.


Changemaker Corner

* Make a positive change in the world with Changelab!

ChangeLab logo

Are you looking at the world around you and asking, “What if”?
Are you interested in helping the community to innovate for a more just, prosperous, and sustainable world?
Do you need to add a course and not sure what to take?
ChangeLab is for YOU!

All ChangeLab Students receive presentation coaching workshops, team building guided by expert coaches and project management resume building skills!

Here are just a few of the ChangeLabs YOU can choose from for Fall 2022!

Uganda Project- Through research and comprehensive brand development strategies students, students will design and implement marketing initiatives in Uganda.

Professional Drone Photography/Videography- Students will explore the current market for professional drone photography and videography, and explore how a student-run agency at the University of Evansville can help fill the needs of that market.

Equitable and Nourishing Food System for All- Students will collaborate with Urban Seeds, a not-for-profit organization advocating for a quality, equitable, and robust food system.

Increasing Adult Literacy- Students make a positive impact in Vanderburgh County by working directly with the Evansville Literacy Center to improve adult literacy.

Ethics and Social Change- Students take on a project that impacts real change on campus and in our community.

A complete list can be found here.

* 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!!


Info You Should Know

* BIOL 107 (GEN ED Lab Science) Offered Summer 1

Biology 107 (4 cr) will be offered online this summer session 1. The lab component will be online as well utilizing web-based simulations. This course satisfies lab science General Education credit (Outcome 8). All majors are welcome! If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Gordon at

* Employee Volunteers Needed for CDEI Prom

Hello everyone! As some of you may know, the CDEI in collaboration with SAB is holding a Prom on April 1st, 2022! This collaboration came together as restrictions are lessening and we realized many of our students were not able to attend an actual in-person, high school Prom! So, we decided to throw one for all students!

Prom will be held on April 1st in Eykamp Hall from 8:00pm- 11:30pm! Following Prom we will be shuttling students to Bob Walthers, where we have rented the space from 12:00am- 3:00am! Students will have access to inside and outside mini-golf, karaoke, bingo, mini-bowling, laser tag, and so much more!

Since this is a Prom for our students, I want to keep student volunteers at a minimum if not a complete zero for the night of and that means I need employee volunteers! Volunteer needs are listed below!

Prom 8-11:30pm

Bartenders (we will have a mocktail bar with sparkling juice, soda and water)

Photo Booth Attendants (we will have two photo drops with Ipad stations for photos)

Check-In Attendants (will need ticket/ guest list checkers)

Security (we will need additional people to check/ be stationed at specific doors to ensure no one is sneaking in or bringing any beverages into Prom)

Bob Walthers 12-3:00am

Shuttle Ticket Checkers (we will need individuals at UE checking tickets before students board the shuttle to ensure they have an actual ticket to attend Bob Walthers after party)

Bob Walthers Ticket Checkers (we will need individuals stationed at Bob Walther's checking tickets from people who may be electing to drive themselves over and not taking the shuttle)

Karaoke Attendant/ MC (we will be purchasing/ renting a Karaoke Machine and running Karaoke ourselves, and need individuals willing to help MC/ run this fun activity)

Food Attendants (in addition to Bob Walther's cafe being open, we will be purchasing and bringing in pizza and beverages and will need individuals willing to help set-up and monitor food rooms)

If you are interested, able and willing to volunteer for Prom, please reach out by email Abagail Catania at and indicate which (if any) specific volunteer opportunities you are interested in!

Thank you in advance! I know our students are really excited about this night! :)

* Seniors Invited to Submit Essays for Klinger Essay Award

Seniors are invited to submit essays for the George Klinger Memorial Prize for Excellence in Writing Academic Essays. There is no length requirement for essay submissions, and research papers and scholarly analyses are equally appropriate. Essays should demonstrate excellence in scholarly writing. Seniors from every major are eligible.

Format: All entries are to be printed on one side of 8 ½ x 11 sheets, double-spaced. Each is to have a title, and pages are to be numbered. The writer’s name is not to appear on the work, but each submission is to have an attached (stapled) cover page (8 ½ x 11) listing: the title, author, the UE ID number, class rank, and the name of any teacher who has read or heard the work. PLEASE NOTE: NO SUBMISSIONS WILL BE RETURNED

Entries must be submitted to Michelle Lehman (administrative assistant for Department of English & Creative Writing) in Room 320, Olmsted Administration Hall. All entries must be received by Friday, April 1, 2022, at 4:00 p.m.

* Save the Date for Benefit Open Enrollment

During the period of April 4 through April 15, benefit-eligible employees may enroll or make changes in the University’s health, life, long term disability, and dental insurance, and ACES flexible spending account benefit plans. It is the only chance for benefit-eligible employees to enroll or make changes until the next open enrollment period unless you have a qualifying change in status.

More information will be available next week.

Employees will have the opportunity to learn more about these benefit changes or to speak with a plan representative at one of the following in-person events in Eykamp Center room 251:

• Tuesday, March 29, 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
• Tuesday, March 29, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
• Tuesday, March 29, 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM
• Wednesday, March 30, 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
• Wednesday, March 30, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

  We will offer one virtual opportunity to learn about benefit changes via Zoom:
•  Wednesday, March 30, 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM

Please contact the Office of Human Resources at ext. 5045 with any questions.

* ES 103 Offered During Summer Session 2

ES 103 (Fundamentals of Environmental Science), which fulfills the non-lab science General Education credit (Outcome 8), will be offered during Summer Session 2 as an online, asynchronous class. If you have questions about this 3 credit hour course, which will run from June 20-July 22, please contact Dr. Aldred via email -

* BIOL 107 Offered During Summer Session 2

Biol 107 (General Biology), which fulfills the lab science General Education credit (Outcome 8), will be offered during Summer Session 2 as an online, asynchronous class. Although it is generally intended for those majoring in EXSS, public health, and similar, all majors are welcome! The lab portion of the course will be completed via Labster, an exciting virtual lab simulator! If you have questions about this 4 credit hour course, which will run from June 20-July 22, please contact Dr. Aldred via email -

* UE Receives $1 Million from Lilly Endowment Inc. for Youth Programs

The University of Evansville has received a grant of $1 million from Lilly Endowment Inc. to support the establishment of camps and afterschool programs for youth outreach in the Evansville community and beyond. 

With the grant, UE will also establish a new Office of Youth Programs. This department will develop and oversee PathFinder programs, which are designed to create a spark youth to consider and obtain a college education. With PathFinder, middle and high school students will explore various disciplines and engage in activities to help them intentionally design the future they want for themselves, their families, and their communities. Some of the initial PathFinder programs will include Springboard, STEM, Wesley Shepherd Music, UE Dance Company, and UE Explorers. 

Lilly Endowment made the grant through its initiative, Indiana Youth Programs on Campus, which is helping colleges and universities across Indiana develop new and strengthen existing efforts to provide enriching campus-based programs for students, ages 5 to 18.

Here are some of the camps UE will offer in the coming months and years:


In partnership with Black Lemonade, a non-profit organization, Springboard is designed to prepare and empower high school students of color and those from economically disadvantaged backgrounds for life beyond grade 12. Guided by UE faculty, staff, and students, youth in this summer program will create positive change through the studying of various cultures and creation of podcasts, news stories, articles, and social media posts.  

Wesley Shepherd Music 

This week-long summer music camp, hosted by the UE Music Conservatory, will be designed for grades 6-12. It will include performances, instrument and vocal lessons, music theory, and more. Wesley Shepherd Music will be led by full-time faculty from the Conservatory, and current music students will also assist and mentor the youth. 

STEM Camp 

STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) is comprised of growing academic fields, and this camp is designed to increase youth interest in them. Heavy emphasis will be given to natural sciences and mathematics, and career options will be discussed for each field. Students entering grades 9-11 will engage in hands-on activities, experiments, and data analyses across chemistry, biology, and mathematics. Camp students will also shadow current UE students conducting undergraduate research projects.  

UE Dance Company 

Modeled after the nationally acclaimed Mad Hot Ballroom program, this five-day summer camp will be available for students entering grades 8-10. Each day, students will learn a new dance, such as the Rumba and Tango, and they will prepare for a showcase at the end of the week. Selected dancers at the camp will be invited to join a newly established Junior Aces Performance team, which performs at UE basketball games and other campus events.  

UE Explorers 

UE Explorers is an afterschool program that will debut in the fall of 2022. Each month, a rotating UE faculty member will lead middle school students in the exploration of a new academic area. This program will be delivered in partnership with local youth-serving agencies Dream Center Evansville, Potter’s Wheel, and the YCMA. 

About Lilly Endowment Inc. 

Lilly Endowment Inc. is an Indianapolis-based, private philanthropic foundation created in 1937 by J.K. Lilly, Sr. and his sons Eli and J.K. Jr. through gifts of stock in their pharmaceutical business, Eli Lilly and Company. Although the gifts of stock remain a financial bedrock of the Endowment, it is a separate entity from the company, with a distinct governing board, staff and location. In keeping with the founders' wishes, the Endowment supports the causes of community development, education and religion and maintains a special commitment to its hometown, Indianapolis, and home state, Indiana. 

* Apply to Be A Summer Assistant

Need a place to stay this summer? Apply to be a summer assistant on UEngage by April 1! Benefits include free summer housing and a $1300 stipend!

* Financial Aid for Summer Courses

UE students seeking financial aid or intending to use loan funds for summer courses at UE, please complete a Summer Financial Aid Application and return to the Office of Student Financial Services (Olmsted 105) however is most convenient. The application will allow our office to assess your aid and loan eligibility.


On-campus jobs are available for continuing UE students during the summer. You do not need to be eligible for need-based Federal Work-Study during the academic year in order to apply. You may also apply regardless of your enrollment in summer courses. Applications will be available within the Student Employment area of WebAdvisor.

Submitted by Amy Sowders
* Summer Sessions Payment Plan

Summer session courses can be added to your monthly payment plan now with no additional set-up fee. If your student is enrolling in summer courses, anticipated summer charges can be included in the spring semester payment plan and the plan extended through May (for Summer 1 charges) or June (Summer 2 charges). The undergraduate tuition rate for Summer 2022 is $580 per credit hour. Fees per summer term include a $50 registration fee and a $40 technology fee. Online courses are assessed a $50 online course fee. Payment arrangements are due prior to the start of the summer term.

Students should contact the Office of Student Financial Services no later than Reading/Study Day, April 28, 2022 to determine if financial aid is available for their summer courses.

To modify your current payment plan to include summer, contact the cashiers in the Office of Student Financial Services at 812-488-2565.

Submitted by Amy Sowders
* BIOL 100 Summer Online Course

Are you interested in taking a non-majors biology course with a lab this summer to fulfill one of your scientific literacy general education requirements (Outcome 8 with a lab)? If so, then take BIOL-100-D01 – Fundamentals of Biology during Summer I (May 16 to June 17). Please contact Dale Edwards (de3) for more details.

* 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!

* 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!



* Professor Evan McCracken and Psychology Student Liliana Inderstrodt Present Research at Annual American Psychology-Law Society Conference

Evan McCracken, Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology and Behavioral Sciences, presented his law review titled, "Reforming virtual child pornography: Insights from dehumanization and international human rights law" at the American Psychology-Law Society Annual Conference in Denver, Colorado. He was also a co-author of another talk with Dr. Margaret Stevenson titled, "A content analysis of juror's deliberation statements and attributions about a defendant's coerced confessed" presented at the conference.

Liliana Inderstrodt, psychology major, presented a poster presentation with co-author Evan McCracken titled, "Depression status and participant gender on perceptions of an alleged rape victim."

Liliana was also presented with the Access Path to Psychology and Law Experience (APPLE) award for her original research proposal, "Do dehumanization effects linger? Exploring shooter and child witness race effects during police interactions" - presented from the Broadening Representation, Inclusions, Diversity, and Global Equity (BRIDGE) subcommittee of the American Psychology-Law Society.

* Writing Professor's Column "Things That Look More Like Me Than My Face" at Hobart

Professor Katie Darby Mullins has a new monthly column at Hobart Pulp about her prosopagnasia post-stroke, which has rendered her unable to recognize her face. In “Things That Look More Like Me Than My Face,” she struggles to redefine the landscape of her mirror with art, lyrics, TV, pop culture, podcasts, and more. The column started about the TV show “Prodigal Son,” but this month’s entry is on The Hold Steady.

* 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.



* Hug's homer caps-off ninth inning rally to lead Aces to win over WKU

Trailing for eight innings, the University of Evansville baseball team mounted a furious ninth-inning rally and shutdown the Hilltoppers in the bottom half of the ninth to capture a come-from-behind 9-8 win over Western Kentucky on Tuesday night in Bowling Green, Ky.

"Great come from behind win for us tonight against a good team," said Aces head baseball coach Wes Carroll. "It was great to see our offense fight back from an early deficit and go win the game. Our bullpen did a great job keeping us within striking distance. That 9th inning was special with some great at bats and Chase Hug stepped up with a big HR."

A tough start forced Evansville to battle back most of the contest as WKU loaded the bases in the bottom of the first. Andrew Delaney brought them all home driving a grand slam to left field to hand WKU a 4-0 lead.

Evansville starter Donovan Schultz settled in after the first, allowing just one other run, an RBI ground out in the third, but Evansville's offense could not generate runs in the first four innings as the Aces trailed 5-0.

The offense bounced back in the top of the fifth inning, pushing across four runs. After Ben Stuart reached on a leadoff walk, Ty Rumsey got to first on a Hilltopper error. WKU put another runner on as Evan Berkey was hit by a pitch, bringing Simon Scherry to the plate. Scherry would deliver, driving a base hit past the third baseman, scoring Stuart and Rumsey. Later in the inning, Evansville scored two more on mistakes by the Hilltoppers with Roberts driving in a run on an error and Scherry scoring on an error as WKU tried to throw-out Roberts attempting to steal second, but the ball got away.

WKU would answer with single runs in the fifth and seventh innings to grab a 7-4 lead.

Down to its final three outs, the Evansville offense shined. A leadoff single from Berkey opened the inning the right way. Berkey then got pushed to second on a groundout and came home to open the scoring on an RBI base knock from Craig. The Aces got within one run on the next at-bat with a single from Brent Widder bringing Craig home. After the second out of the inning, Brendan Hord got on with a single, putting a pair of runners on for Chase Hug. On the first pitch thrown to him, Hug lifted a towering shot to right center field that cleared the wall and gave the Aces a 9-7 lead going into the bottom of the ninth.

The Hilltoppers challenged the Aces in the bottom half as Jakob Meyer came to the mound. After Meyer induced a leadoff groundout, pinch hitter Justin Carlin got a double to bring the tying run to the plate. Following up the double, WKU scored a run on a double to left center, getting the Hilltoppers within one at 9-8. After the back-to-back doubles, Meyer locked-in. The junior produced a fly-out to left for the second out and then pounded home back-to-back swinging strikes to close the contest and secure the 9-8 win for Evansville.

Evansville continues its action-packed week with a road contest at SIUE on Wednesday at 5 PM in Edwardsville, Ill.


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