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Thursday, March 31, 2022

* UE Spirit Week

 

UE Spirit Week will be taking place April 4th -8th. There will be different things going on each day leading up to Pep & Vim.

 
* Employee Benefit Open Enrollment Zoom Recording

Thank you to all who came out to our Employee Benefit Open Enrollment meetings over the last couple of days. As a reminder, the benefit period begins on Monday, April 4. Every employee will need to complete the online election process, even if you are declining all benefits, no later than Friday, April 15.

For those unable to join us for in-person meetings, you can review the Zoom session at your convenience here:

https://evansville-edu.zoom.us/rec/share/SSnmWaG4yh04NLh5yxgWBmgCHLCZBrb3qNzlRK-gp04vUM5FZTP47q2z3YRnIOFU.fjHwGXiCE9a1K2CV

Passcode: !8HV3a%t

Questions

If you have any questions about open enrollment and/or the University’s benefit plans, please contact the Office of Human Resources at ll138@evansville.edu or 812-488-5045.

 
* Lot "H" to close for Bike Race preparations

The Office of Public Safety, in partnership with UE Bike Race organizers, will close Lot “H” to all vehicles on Sunday, April 3rd.

All vehicles must be removed from the lot by 2:00pm. Vehicles that have not been removed from Lot “H” by 2:00pm may be towed at the owner’s expense and are subject to a $50 fine.

Alternative parking is available in all university owned parking lots, except for the Front Oval parking spots. As always, a university issued parking permit must be displayed on the rearview mirror while parked on campus.

Lot “H” will reopen on Sunday, April 10th.

 
* Pep and Vim Virtual 5K Registration Deadline Extended

UE Alumni and Engagement has extended the deadline for the virtual 5K run/walk which can be completed indoors or outdoors between April 3 and April 8 during Pep and Vim's Spirit Week.

For $35, you will receive your race registration, a t-shirt and support the UEvansville Fund which will count towards the 1,854 gifts needed to unlock the Alumni Board’s $25,000 Pep and Vim Challenge Gift!

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.

To register, please click here.

If you have any questions, please contact alumni@evansville.edu.

Go Aces!

 

COVID-19 Corner

* Upcoming Changes to COVID-19 Guidelines

The Coronavirus Task Force recently established a subcommittee focused on campus recovery and progress towards a “new normal.” In the past couple of weeks, UE lifted the mask mandate and removed restrictions for indoor events. Now entering the month of April, UE will continue with these recovery steps and introduce additional changes to guidelines. Below is a timeline for these steps.

Beginning Monday, April 4, we will no longer conduct random COVID-19 testing for either students or employees. 

Beginning Monday, April 4, UE will no longer conduct contact tracing for students.  Students will have the responsibility to inform close contacts should they begin to experience symptoms and/or test positive for COVID-19. Contact tracing will continue for employees, however, as it is currently part of OSHA requirements.

On Monday, April 11, UE will remove the COVID-19 dashboard from the Coronavirus webpage. For over a year now, we have reflected new and active cases among our campus community, and the numbers were updated every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Cases have remained very low for several weeks, and with the University no longer conducting contact tracing for students, we no longer need to display the dashboard.

On Monday, April 11, we will remove the COVID-19 emergency banner from our website. This red ribbon has been displayed at the top of our webpage since the beginning of the pandemic, but with the removal of our guidelines, it no longer needs to be displayed. You can still access the Coronavirus webpage at any time by clicking the orange button at the bottom of our website.

This subcommittee will continue to navigate campus recovery and keep the community informed of future changes. 

 

Upcoming Events

* College of Business and Engineering Speaker Series

Join us for the inaugural College of Business and Engineering Speaker Event.

The College of Business and Engineering Speaker Series highlights the intersection of business and engineering. Our inaugural speaker, Denny Quinn, CEO of Traylor Industrial Group, has made a career of leadership in this space.

Speaker to begin at 6 p.m. with a reception and networking to follow.

Monday, April 18, 2022
6:00 p.m.
Room 251, Ridgway University Center, Eykamp Hall,
University of Evansville Campus, 1800 Lincoln Ave., Evansville, IN

Register for this event

A Zoom invitation will be provided via email, the day before the event, to those that would like to attend virtually. In order to receive the invitation, you must register at the link above.

Denny Quinn is CEO of Traylor Industrial Group, a national contractor who provides construction, maintenance, and fabrication services for clients in the energy, industrial and infrastructure market sectors. Mr. Quinn is a registered Professional Engineer and a US Patent Holder. He received his engineering degree from the University of Illinois and obtained his executive business education from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College and IMD business school for management and leadership in Switzerland. He has served on the board of directors for manufacturing and construction businesses in the US and UK. Mr. Quinn resides in Evansville Indiana where he is involved with several local non-profit and civic organizations.

 
* Bike Race 2022 Participant Info

For those interested in learning more about the rules and regulations of Bike Race, please follow the link below.

https://s3.amazonaws.com/file.imleagues/Images/Schools/Uploaded/201804/201841816423.pdf

A list of rules can also be found by logging onto imleagues.com and clicking the "rules/handbooks" tab.

Sign ups for Bike Race can be found on the Intramural office door located inside the Fitness center or on imleagues.com.

Any team participating in Bike Race needs to plan for all of their riders, catchers and throwers to attend at least1 of the 3 Riders Meetings.

Rider meetings are held Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday the week of Bike Race at 9pm inside the Fitness Center lobby.

Anybody needing assistance training/learning to ride the bikes can contact Drew @ah519 to schedule a training session. Bikes can be checked out anytime from sun up to sun down by checking them out at the fitness center front desk.

 
* International Club Flag Parade

The International Club is holding the Flag Parade on March 31st from 4:00 to 4:30 PM to promote the IC Food Festival on April 1st! We are celebrating the diversity of UE and the world by parading flags around campus. You can hold flags of any country you choose! Also, participants will receive a free IC shirt! The route of the parade is below.

Map of flag parade route

We kindly ask all participants to meet 1st floor Ridgway first to pick up a flag from 3:30 PM to 3:55 PM and then meet at the Oval in front of Olmsted. If you are unable to pick up your flag at this time but would still like to participate in the parade, please let us know and we will bring your flag directly to the Oval!

If you are interested in participating, then please fill out the following Google Form: https://forms.gle/Sgngv6GVZ1KftWxK6

Thank you for supporting International Club!

If you have any questions, then please email Akane Suzuki at as972@evansville.edu or Sylvia Lu at ll148@evansville.edu. Another email will be sent out shortly to those who fill out the Google Form with additional details.

 
* 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: https://uengage.evansville.edu/event/7943276. Outside guest and USI students can RSVP here:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/university-of-evansville-prom-tickets-303232234777?ref=estw

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 Center4DEI@evansville.edu.

Let's party!!

 
* UE Theatre Presents HEROES OF THE FOURTH TURNING

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.

 
* Registration Week

Registration week is the week of March 28th. Know exactly when to register for your classes in the Summer and Fall!

 
* 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.

 
* 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

 

Changemaker Corner

* 27th Annual Celebration of Leadership Spotlights Community Servant Leaders- Congratulations UE Changemakers

This year's televised Celebration of Leadership Award Ceremony shone a spotlight on 122 nominees for their examples of servant leadership and contributions to their community. Awards reflected diverse people, projects and organizations leading and serving in our region. Three UE Changemaking innovative, collaborative and courageous accomplishments of servant leadership were recognized and celebrated.


2022 LatinX Leadership Award Project - Community Health UE ChangeLab


2022 Outstanding Innovation Award- UE/Harper Air Filter Changemaker Project


2022 Shirley James “Greening the Community” Award - Toyota Trinity Storm Water Project UE ChangeLab


Congratulations to all nominees and recipients!

 
* The Center for Innovation & Change is Hosting Scholars for Syria THIS Thursday, March 31

Please join us THIS 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.

 
* VOICE: Your Vision. Your Voice. Shaping Our Region's Future.

The UE Center for Innovation & Change and Leadership Everyone are partnering to bring VOICE to UE Campus on April 20th from 3:00pm to 5:00pm in the Multicultural Commons Area, 2nd Floor in Ridgway University Center.

Regional VOICE is an initiative by Leadership Everyone to bring together diverse groups of people to envision a preferred future for our region. While RSVPs are appreciated, if you don't know until the last minute, come anyway! We can't wait to vision with you.

RSVP here: https://voice-at-ue.eventbrite.com

 

Info You Should Know

* Walnut Street Closed for PurplePalooza April 8

PurplePalooza is scheduled for Friday, April 8, 6:00-10:00 p.m. on Walnut Street! Join Student Activities Board for live music, food trucks, and inflatables! Contact Megan Sicard at m331@evansville.edu if you have questions.

To allow for a safe event and set-up, Walnut Street will be closed for 24 hours beginning 10:00 a.m. Friday, April 8 and reopening by 10:00 a.m. Saturday, April 9.

 
* CHEM118 is offered in summer 1

CHEM118 will be offered in summer 1 session. Self-service incorrectly lists that the course is offered at Harlaxton. It will be offered at UE campus in Evansville in a hybrid format. If you have questions please contact Dr. Tod at tt92@evansville.edu

 
* Ascension St. Vincent Mobile Mammography bus will be on campus April 12th from 9:00 a.m 2:00 p.m

The Mobile Mammography services will take place next to the Krannert Fine Arts building, behind the Employee Health Clinic on April 12th from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Appointments are available every 20 minutes.

Sign up though Ace Link

Those who are eligible:
-Females, age 35 or older
-Are due for a mammogram
-Do not have any breast symptoms or problems
-Not currently pregnant or nursing
-Have not been diagnosed with breast cancer in the past
-Have a primary care physician

*As a reminder, your health insurance card and information will be collected for this service.

 
* SAB 2022-2023 Appointed Positions Applications Open

SAB Appointed Applications are open until Friday, April 8th! Applications are open to all students and we’d love to see what you can bring to our organization next year!

A little bit about each of the positions:
Treasurer: Responsibilities include managing SAB’s budget and creating a budget proposal to submit to SGA for the following year.
Marketing Chair: Responsibilities include running SAB’s social media pages (which includes creating a schedule to sufficiently advertise for events), creating advertising for events, and marketing SAB’s events in a variety of ways (AceNotes, hanging up posters, chalking, etc.)
Sound Chair: Responsibilities include running sound trainings and managing sound setups.
Trivia Chair: Responsibilities include creating and running weekly trivia nights.
Recruitment and Outreach Chair: Responsibilities include heading the recruitment of new members and reaching out to other organizations to promote collaboration.

How to apply:
Go to UEngage
Go to the Forms Tab
Scroll down and click the “SAB Appointed Position Application” Form
Submit your application by April 8th!
You will receive an email asking you to sign up for an interview time slot with our executive board

 
* Nutrition 304 offering -Summer session 1

NUTR-304 Nutritn Concepts-Controversies (3 Credits)- meets requirements for outcome 5 Will be offered as an asynchronous course, that will use several different, self- paced learning modalities. Focuses on basic nutrient requirements and how they are used by the human body throughout the life cycle. A holistic approach with emphasis on physiological factors influencing eating habits (social, economic, cultural, etc.). Current controversies in the field of nutrition discussed and class activities are coordinated to stimulate thought and judgment on selected topics. Provides a basic understanding of nutrition for application to one's own lifestyle. Meets the general education health and wellness requirement.

 
* Young Poets' Prize Open Now Through June 12th

UE Creative Writing alumna Jenna Sumpter is working with Kelsay Books to create their first Young Poets' Prize. Poets 18 to 30 years old in 2022 are eligible. See guidelines and submit here. Prize is open through June 12th.

 
* 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 ac532@evansville.edu 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! :)

 
* 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!

 
* 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

* Writing Professor Has Short Story Picked Up

Professor Katie Darby Mullins has a short story forthcoming at Zone 3. The story, “Game Theory,” is about the way people manipulate their lives on Instagram and how seeing images of each other creates false intimacy.

 

Athletics

* UE women complete Golfweek/AGT Intercollegiate

Magdalena Borisova had the top finish while Carly Frazier posted the low round in Wednesday’s final round of the Golfweek/Any Given Tuesday Intercollegiate at True Blue Golf Club.

Frazier completed the third round with a 4-over 76.  A pair of birdies on the front nine helped her finish at 1-over through that part of the course.  Playing as an individual, she tallied a 239 over the three rounds.

Leading the Purple Aces in the final standings was Magdalena Borisova.  The freshman carded a 6-over 78 to finish in a tie for 41st.  Her three scores came in at 77-77-78 as she finished with a 232.  Alyssa McMinn and Allison Enchelmayer each wrapped up the tournament with rounds of 78.  McMinn registered four birdies in her round while Enchelmayer had a pair.  Both finished the event with total scores of 240, tying for 68th.

Three behind the duo was Mallory Russell.  Her score on Wednesday checked in at an 83, giving her a 243 for the three rounds of play.  Caitlin O’Donnell was two behind Russell with a 245.  O’Donnell recorded her best round of the week, scoring an 80 on Wednesday.

Coastal Carolina took the team victory, shooting 7-over for the three rounds.  They defeated Incarnate Word by four shots with SMU 16 behind the winners.  Evansville came home in 16th in the final standings.  Ellen Nicholas of Incarnate Word and Tiffany Arafi from Coastal Carolina tied atop the individual leaderboard with scores of 212.

UE heads to Terre Haute on Sunday and Monday for the Indiana State Invitational.

 

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