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Friday, April 1, 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:

Passcode: !8HV3a%t


If you have any questions about open enrollment and/or the University’s benefit plans, please contact the Office of Human Resources at 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

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

* Faculty Retirement Tree Planting Ceremony

The following faculty members will be honored at the Faculty Retirement Tree Planting Ceremony that will take place on Sunday, April 24:

• Sharon Gieselmann- Associate Professor of Education/Chair
• Donald Rodd- Professor of Exercise Science and Physical Therapy
• David Unger- Professor of Mechanical and Civil Engineering

The UE community is welcome to attend this event which will begin at 1:00 p.m. on the lawn south of the Schroeder Family School of Business Administration building.

* 30 Hour Teeter Totter Begins Today at 9am

Join Lambda Chi Alpha in their philanthropy event for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society! The Teeter Totter is one of the largest seesaws of any Lambda chapter in the nation and will be operated for a continuous 30 hours, beginning 9:00am on 04/01. The Teeter Totter will also be moving locations during event, beginning on the East Terrace Lawn and moving to the Lambda Chi Alpha house. Admission is only $3, and $5 for unlimited rides, so stop on by!

* Grammy Award Winning Jazz Vocalist Diane Schuur and UE Jazz

The UE Jazz Ensemble will be featuring guest jazz Vocalist Diane Schuur on a concert Saturday April 9 at 7:30 PM in Eykamp Hall. Diane Schuur is a two-time Grammy Award winning artist and has international acclaim. Tickets are free at the door, however there is a limited number of seating.

* 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.

A list of rules can also be found by logging onto 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

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.

* Pep and Vim Penny Wars

Start saving your pennies! Penny Wars will be held during Spirit Week, April 4-8 in Ridgway near the information desk from 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Money raised supports the Staff and Administrators Assembly Scholarship. Each College as well as University Staff and Administrators are competing for the most points. You can earn points for your team by placing pennies and dollars in your bucket. You can subtract points from your opponents’ total by placing silver coins in their bucket!

Points are awarded as follows:
Penny = +1 point
1 Dollar= +100 points
5 Dollars = +500 points
10 Dollars= +1,000 points
20 Dollars= +2,000 points
Nickel = -5 points
Dime= -10 points
Quarter = -25 points
Who will win the Golden Squirrel this year?

* 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

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

* 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.


Changemaker Corner

* Global Scholar Application Deadline Has Been Extended to THIS Sunday, April 3 at Midnight

The Global Scholar application deadline has been extended to this Sunday, April 3 at midnight. Please submit your materials to Dina Willming ( As a reminder, this opportunity is open to all faculty and funds international travel and research. While all proposals will be considered, priority is given to work involving social innovation or the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Cross-disciplinary work is also encouraged!

You can find application guidelines and information about the Global Scholar program by following this link:

Questions? Please contact Erin Lewis (EL131 or text 812-449-1044) or Derek Jones (DJ4).

* 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:


Info You Should Know

* Bike Race Volunteers Needed - Saturday, April 9

Student Life has been hard at work getting all the details in place for Bike Race, but we need your help for event day! We need volunteers to staff entrance areas and help provide the free soft drinks and cookout for those who come watch. With a larger crowd anticipated, we have revamped volunteer levels to make sure it goes off without a hitch.

Volunteers can sign up for time slots online: Some slots are specific to employees, but in general, we would love to see employees, students, and even alumni sign up to assist.

Questions can be directed to

* LEAD Forward

The LEAD Forward program invites students to apply for the 2022 – 2023 LEAD Fellows cohort! This executive-style leadership training is a one-year program led by expert consultants in the professional world. Students learn and grow through an intense retreat in August, monthly meetings with local executives, one-on-one coaching, and year-round work with a nonprofit organization. You will learn more about your own strengths and weaknesses, how to work effectively as a team, and how to capitalize on networking opportunities. We welcome students of all majors and years to apply, as leadership grows stronger through interdisciplinary ideas and fellowship. Please complete The LEAD Forward program invites students to apply for the 2022 – 2023 LEAD Fellows cohort! This executive-style leadership training is a one-year program led by expert consultants in the professional world. Students learn and grow through an intense retreat in August, monthly meetings with local executives, one-on-one coaching, and year-round work with a nonprofit organization. You will learn more about your own strengths and weaknesses, how to work effectively as a team, and how to capitalize on networking opportunities. We welcome students of all majors and years to apply, as leadership grows stronger through interdisciplinary ideas and fellowship. Please complete this application electronically and return to Dr. Martha Stilwell via email at by Friday, April 8 at 5:00pm.

* 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 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

* 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

* Off-campus access to library databases

The project to update and modernize off-campus access to library databases has been completed. All databases and online resources now are available to members of the University of Evansville community by accessing QUEST and from our Databases by Name and Databases by Subject web pages.

Support for the retired legacy system will end soon. Please update your booksmarks! For questions, please contact

* 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.

* HS205 to be offered this Summer

HS205 will be offered Summer Session 1 2022. This will be an online, asynchronous class.

* Volunteers Needed for International Food Festival

International Food Festival is coming up on Friday, April 1 from 5 to 7 pm, and we need your help! We are looking for volunteers to help with decoration, setup, and food service. Get a free T-shirt and voucher for dinner! View opportunities and sign up here.

Contact Jon at kh436 with any questions about volunteering!


* 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!

* 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
* 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
* Student Fitness Center Gym

UPDATE:  The gym will no longer be closed.  (Posted 2022-04-04)

The Student Fitness Center Gym basketball courts and track will be closed from 7 AM - 1:30 PM on Wednesday, April 6, and Thursday, April 7.

* 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)

Learn about our current Career Advocates here:



* 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.



* UE Track & Field Travels To Eastern Illinois Friday

After a short week of practice, the University of Evansville track and field team will return to action on Friday, as the Purple Aces will travel to Charleston, Illinois to take part in the Eastern Illinois Big Blue Meet.  The meet will begin at 10 a.m. with field events, while track events will begin at 4 p.m.  Friday evening’s track events will be broadcast live on ESPN+.

Evansville competed last weekend in Murray, Kentucky at the Margaret Simmons Invitational.  The UE men placed sixth out of 23 teams, while the women placed 21st overall.  Senior Joey Rucinski (Ft. Wayne, Ind./Concordia Lutheran) placed second in the pole vault and third in the javelin throw to lead the UE men.  Meanwhile, on the women’s side, senior McKenna Sapp (Bloomington, Ill./University) placed seventh in the pole vault to pace the Purple Aces place-wise.

“This Friday is going to be a smaller meet, but there will still be some good competition with Eastern Illinois and Indiana State being there,” said UE head coach Don Walters.  “Our goal is to continue to go out and hunt PRs.  We are a little banged up injury-wise right now, but I still think that we can go out and set PRs and continue to improve this weekend.”

On the meet’s start list, Evansville has the top performer by previous performance in the men’s triple jump with freshman Denzel Lasam (St. Louis, Mo./De Smet) as well as the women’s 800- and 1,500-meters with graduate student Anna Lowry (Taylorville, Ill./Taylorville).  UE senior Trey Riggs (Ft. Branch, Ind./Gibson Southern) is also ranked as the second-fastest competitor in the men’s 110-meter hurdles heading into Friday.

Friday’s EIU Big Blue Meet will feature teams from UE, EIU, Indiana State, Lincoln College, and St. Mary-of-the-Woods. 


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