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Tuesday, April 5, 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.

 

Upcoming Events

* The CDEI & Evansville Civic Theatre Presents: Not Someone Like Us

The CDEI and Evansville Civic Theatre Presents: Not Someone Like Us, real stories of real accounts of sexual assault and violence from an intersectional cast.

The play will take place in Eykamp Hall @7:00PM on Wednesday, April 13th.

The CDEI will host a talkback session after the performance.

At the performance sign the Pledge to Get Consent. Campus Community Members can pledge to do the following: always ask for consent in all of their relationships; to be an active bystander in potentially dangerous situations; and to help create a culture on campus in which sexual assault is unacceptable and survivors are supported. The department or organization with the most percentage of pledges will be receive a prize from the Center for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.

 
* CDEI Invites you to Bystander Intervention Training

Join the CDEI in welcoming Katie Vinci, former President of USI's Students for Gender Violence Awareness, as she provides bystander intervention training. Learn how to safely act when others may be in dangerous situations.

The event is Tuesday, April 19th @6:00PM Via Zoom.

Please register using the following link https://evansville-edu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0rcu2pqTMqH92GGJQiGXHCPn3Qwv5vROcT

 
* The CDEI Invites you to The Sexual Assault Awareness Discussion Panel

Join The CDEI @7:00PM as they work with UE and Evansville Community Resources as they discussing topics such as interpersonal safety, resources available to sexual assault survivors, and common misconceptions about sexual assault.

Panelists will include: Counseling Services, Public Safety, Institutional Equity, EPD, Albion Fellows Bacon Center, Deaconess, and the Prosecutor’s Office.

Register for the Zoom through (https://evansville-edu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIrce6opzgrE9x6mOWWkAVJH0VXnWPhC3DD)

 
* PRIDE @ UE Dance Performance + Lesson

It may only be April, but we are already looking and planning ahead for a great 2022-2023!

Join the Center for Diversity Equity and Inclusion, as well as the UE Dance Company as we welcome world championship ballroom dance instructor, Jonnah Schneider, to teach a special choreography that will be presented during October PRIDE Month (LGBTQ+ History Month) on campus! If you are interested in performing in October, or maybe just interested to see what it is all about, we look forward to seeing you on Saturday from 2-4 pm!

If you cannot make it on Saturday, be on the look out for sign-ups for the performance and more lessons to follow!

If you have any questions, please contact the CDEI at Center4DEI@evansville.

*Please come dressed in appropriate dance attire and bring lots of water!

 
* Join Us for the 2022 UE Student Research and Honors Symposium – Wednesday, April 6

The campus community is invited to attend the 2022 UE Student Research and Honors Symposium on Wednesday, April 6 in Eykamp 251. This event will showcase the scholarly activities of students of diverse disciplines across UE’s campus, including the graduating seniors of the Honors Program. The schedule of presentations is listed below. Please feel free to join sessions as your schedule permits. Contact Jayme Williams at jw504@evansville.edu with any questions.

10:00-11:00
“A Case Study on the Effect of World War II Production on Two Small Cities” - Loretta Wachter
“Perceptions of Cyberstalking” - Tash Wolf

11:00-12:00
“Sensory Perception and the Mind-Body Problem in Thomistic Theory of Mind” - Kienan Corcoran
“The Sensory Foundation and Social Implications of Problem Behaviors in Children with Autism” - Grace McGuire
“Impact of COVID-19 on Volatility of Futures Contracts and Economic Activities” - Alfred Ijeomah

12:00-1:00
“Human Remains: Them Not It” - Alexys Bolin
“Diet Mixing has a Limited Benefit for the Generalist Holoparasite, Cuscuta gronovii” - Darcie Smith, Caitlin Caldwell, Elyse Talley

1:00-2:00
“IEEE SoutheastCon 2022 Mardi Gras Robot” - Connor Luebbehusen
“Adapting the Transfer Hydrogenation of α-D-glucose Using a Water-Soluble Iridium Catalyst to a Teaching Laboratory Setting” - Zachary Eaglin, Noah McMurtry

2:00-3:00
“The Closer, The Better” - Becky Rusch
“MacBeth: Directing Process” - Claire Himstedt
"INVASION - Writing the ‘Goblin Play’” - Liv Pedersen

3:00-4:00
“Japanese American Internment Camps: Public Education and Research” - Lauren Hill
“How Prescribed Fire Can be Beneficial and Damaging to Archaeological Sites” - Avy Henrikson
“Interactive 2D Campus Map” - Connor Fritch

 
* University of Evansville Theatre Offers Free Tickets to all UE Employees for "HEROES OF THE FOURTH TURNING"

The University of Evansville Theatre closes their spring 2022 season with Will Arbery’s HEROES OF THE FOURTH TURNING. To celebrate the season finale of their “Welcome Back To Shanklin Theatre” campaign, they are offering two FREE tickets to every University of Evansville employee for this production, opening at 7:30 pm, Friday, April 8. Additional performances are at 7:30 pm, April 9, 21, 22, 23, and at 2:00 pm, on April 24. Free tickets for university employees are available for any date.

HEROES OF THE FOURTH TURNING, a 2020 Pulitzer Prize Finalist in Drama, 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.

University of Evansville employees may obtain their two free tickets by calling extension 2031, or by going to the Shanklin Theatre Ticket Office, located in the Matt Williams Lobby in Hyde Hall, Monday through Friday, 12:00 to 5:00 p.m. UE students may also claim their free ticket by coming to the Shanklin Theatre Ticket Office on the day of the show they wish to attend.

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

 
* SAB is hosting PurplePalooza this Friday from 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

On Friday, April 8th, SAB will be hosting PurplePalooza from 6 pm - 10 pm along the Walnut Street and East Terrace Lawn! There will be live music, food trucks, inflatables, laser tag, and free stuff will be given away throughout the duration of the event!

The Food Trucks that will be at PurplePalooza are Pizza Revolution from 6 pm - 8 pm and Rock-A-Burger from 8 pm - 10 pm.

UE students will need to sign up for a food truck voucher with this link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050b44acaf2faafa7-purplepalooza1

Please only sign up for one slot, if you have friends that want to come along they will need to sign up for their own slot separately! This will help us keep track of who has received their food vouchers on the day of the event! You must pre-register in order to get free food from the food trucks. Upon arrival at the event, make sure you go to the check in table to get your food voucher! The food trucks will also be selling extra food for cash! There will also be free popcorn provided for those that do not have a food voucher!

All guests will need to check in at the check in table and sign the waiver for the inflatables and laser tag! You will also get a free t-shirt and a wristband that will indicate that you’ve signed the waiver when you check in!

Attractions at the event include Rock Wall, Inflatables, Mechanical Bull (6:00 – 10:00 pm) and Laser Tag (open from 7:00 - 10:00 pm).

We have several performers lined up for the evening including:

Student performer: Grace Hoening from 6:15 - 6:45 pm
Oferle from 7:00 - 8:00 pm
Jariah Higgins from 8:15 - 9:15 pm
Drag Show presented by P.R.I.D.E. – 9:30 – 10:00 pm

We can’t wait for this event and hope everyone is ready to kick off this exciting weekend with us! See you then!

 
* This Week in Music

The UE Music Conservatory presents the Jazz Ensemble with world renowned jazz vocalist Diane Schuur at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, April 9, 2022 in the

Ridgway University Center, Eykamp Hall, University of Evansville Campus. Diane Schuur has performed in venues such as Carnegie Hall, The Kennedy Center, and the White House, and has performed with many artists including Ray Charles, Frank Sinatra, Quincy Jones, and Stevie Wonder. Her album with B.B. King was number one on the Billboard Jazz Charts. She was Johnny Carson's guest on NBC's The Tonight Show eleven times. Tickets are free at the door and seating is limited.

Prior to the concert, the annual Friends of UE Music Rite of Spring will take place from 6-7 p.m. Tickets for this fundraiser and reception are $75/person or $125/couple and include heavy hors d'oeuvres, drinks, and priority seating for the concert. Proceeds will benefit Friends of UE Music and improvements to the Krannert building and Wheeler Concert Hall. Register here: https://securelb.imodules.com/s/1096/bp20/interior.aspx?sid=1096&gid=1&pgid=3397&cid=5859

 
* Sexual Assault Awareness Month Upcoming Events

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, also known as SAAM. The Center for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion & Office of Institutional Equity have brought forth activities to bring awareness, education, and support in this time.

April 5th at 7:00 PM Sexual Assault Awareness Panel via Zoom.
The Panel consists of Counseling Services, Public Safety, Institutional Equity, EPD, Albion Fellows Bacon Center, Deaconess, and the Prosecutor’s Office.

Tuesday, April 13th at 7:00 PM in Eykamp: Not Someone Like Us: a collaboration between the CDEI and Evansville Civic Theatre. It is a play about sexual assault based on true stories. The Consent Pledge will take place before the play. The Center will also be hosting a talk back session after the play.

Monday, April 19th at 6:00 PM Bystander Intervention Training via Zoom.
Learn how to safely act when others may be in dangerous situations.

Submitted by Rachael Rose rr204@evansville.edu
 
* ECTE Lunch and Learn 4/7

Join us on April 7th in the Philips Alcove in Ridgeway Center from 12:15-1:00 pm for TWO great Lunch and Learn Discussions! Drs. Sara Petrosillo (she/her; English and Creative Writing) and Julie Merkle (she/her; Biology) will lead a discussion on the design and implementation of interdisciplinary companion courses using their current complementary courses (“Premodern Sex and Gender” and “Biological Perspectives on Sex and Gender”) as a real-time example. In particular, this discussion will encourage conversations on the barriers to and benefits of establishing interdisciplinary teaching collaborations during the first half of the session. The second half will feature Dr. Rodríguez Quevedo (she/her; Foreign Languages and Cultures) who will share her experience using subscription services like New in Slow Spanish, TalkAbroad, and Kahoot! Premium to support student learning and engagement.

Pizza and salad will be provided!
Hope to see everyone there!

 
* 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.

 
* Plant Sale - Tues, April 12

The annual BiSci Club Plant Sale is happening on April 12th from 9 am to 5 pm! Come down to the greenhouses (located between the Koch Center and Weinbach Ave, near the Lincoln and Weinbach corner) at any time to buy a range of plants. There will be succulents in beautiful pots made by UE students and faculty in ceramics, tomatoes, hot peppers, several types of herbs, some flowers, and even some hanging baskets! Come support the Biology Club's fundraising efforts, and reconnect yourself with nature. Cash is preferred, but Venmo will also accepted. If you have questions, please email BiSci's President Sam Schmidt at ss747.

 
* 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.

 
* Join the Journey to Justice this July!

High school students and current Aces can join the University of Evansville on an eight-day civil rights bus tour! From July 16-23, 2022, travelers on the Journey to Justice will venture through cities of the South to explore the history of the civil rights movement. Students on this journey will learn important, valuable lessons at each stop for an impactful experience of personal reflection and application within their own community.

Earn College Credit
Through this opportunity, students can earn three college credits. While the Journey to Justice bus tour will be an exciting trip, it will also be an interactive experience as part of Social Justice Movements, an ethics course. Students who register can apply this towards the Ethics & Social Change major or a general education requirement. Some assignments will be completed during the trip, while others will be given before and after returning.

Site Visits
Journey to Justice will include site visits at Evansville, Indiana; Montgomery, Birmingham, and Selma, Alabama; Memphis, Tennessee; and Louisville, Kentucky. Popular attractions will include the National Voting Rights Museum, Beale Street, Edmund Pettus Bridge, Rosa Parks Museum, and more. Please note: the subject is schedule to change.

Students are required to receive an approved COVID-19 vaccine prior to Journey to Justice.

Registration details and tuition costs are available at the Journey to Justice webpage, evansville.edu/J2J.

A limited number of scholarships are available for high school students. Journey to Justice is made possible through the generous support of Lilly Endowment Inc.

Journey to Justice flyer

 
* 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

 

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!

 

Info You Should Know

* Red & Green Flags of Relationships

Check out the Multicultural Student Commons for relationship red flags and green flags.

Submitted by Rachael Rose rr204@evansville.edu
 
* Employee Benefit Enrollment Is Now Open

Just a reminder that the Online Benefit Enrollment period opened on Monday, April 4, and employees can now log into the system to make your elections. You can also view all of the relevant documents beginning with the open enrollment memo for important announcements, reminders, and changes which will occur June 1 to the University’s benefits.

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, vision (NEW!) 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.

We will once again utilize an on-line enrollment process, eliminating all paper enrollment forms for health, life, dental, vision and long-term disability insurance, as well as the ACES flexible spending account. This will ensure the accuracy of your enrollment elections and maintain records electronically regarding your current and future participation. Enrollment/changes to your TIAA retirement plan salary deferrals will continue to be processed on paper forms available in the Office of Human Resources. Therefore, you do not need to re-enroll in the TIAA retirement plans. ALL benefit eligible employees (including those who do not want to make any changes to their current coverage) must enter their elections by April 15. Please review the open enrollment memo and On-Line Benefit Enrollment Documents on the HR Area of the MyUE portal, which should answer many of the questions you might have about this system.

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

 
* Pep and Vim 5K T-Shirts Now Available

Pep and Vim 5K participants can pick up their t-shirts at the Igleheart building between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. before April 8.

 
* 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: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0b4cadab2da46-bike. 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 deanofstudents@evansville.edu.

 
* 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 ML86@evansville.edu by Friday, April 8 at 5:00pm.

 
* Signs a Person You Know May Have Been Sexually Assaulted
  • Quieter or more distant than usual
  • Aggressive or angry for no obvious reason
  • Head or stomach pain when there doesn’t seem to be a physical cause
  • Becoming clingy
  • Doing less well at school
  • Avoids particular places or people
  • Bruises on soft parts of the body like arms and thighs
  • Dressing differently
  • Eating more or less
 
* 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

 
* HS205 to be offered this Summer

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

 
* 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 https://www.evansville.edu/residencelife/campushousing/summerhousing.cfm. 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 ac547@evansville.edu or 812-488-2364

Submitted by Amber Chandler ac547@evansville.edu
 

Congratulations

* UE's TRACES Program Wins Celebration of Leadership Award

The TRACES Program at the University of Evansville was a recipient of the Sam Featherstone Youth Award at the 27 Annual Celebration of Leadership. The TRACES (Transitional Resources to Achieve Career & Educational Success) Program is a community based transition initiative for EVSC students with disabilities, ages 18-22, who are working on life skills and career preparation. This partnership with the University’s School of Education allows students to prepare for a career and enter internships and community vocational experiences. Congratulations!!!

 
* Dr. Hyunsoung Park publishes a peer reviewed paper in Scientific Reports

Dr. Hyunsoung Park, Visiting Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering from the School of Engineering and Computer Science and his co-authors have published an open access journal paper in Scientific Reports titled “Predicting financial losses due to apartment construction accidents utilizing deep learning techniques". Congratulations, Dr. Park!

 

Thank You

* CDEI Thanks You Prom Volunteers

On Friday, April 1st the Center for Diversity Equity and Inclusion, in collaboration with Student Activities Board held a Prom night! We recognized that due to the COVID-19 Pandemic many students were not afforded their own high school Prom experience, so why not bring it to UE? Students of all years joined in the fun, making it a very successful night between prom and the after party at Walther's Golf and Fun! However, this fun would not have been possible without the help of some amazing employee volunteers who allowed the students to have that fun, as well as our amazing decorating committee!

From the deepest appreciation, I would like to thank the following people in their time, effort and support of Prom Night!
- Dr. Val Stein
- Jade Shelby
- Gene and Sharron Wells
- Marisa Knox
- Cherie Leonhard

I would also like to take the time to recognize the amazing planning committee who spent countless hours putting this event together and without we would not have had a successful Prom Night!
- Amanda Ward
- Sarah Vreeland

And a special shout out to someone who put her entire Thursday and Friday into decorating and making final preparations all to make sure that her fellow students had a beautiful space to dance the night away- Ty Meadors!

Thank you to all that was included in the night. The CDEI values and appreciate the time that you spent and recognizes that without you there would have been no Prom!

 

Athletics

* Aces host Hoosiers for Tuesday night showdown

On a four-game win streak, the University of Evansville baseball team gets set for a Tuesday night showdown with Indiana at 6 PM at German American Bank Field at Charles H. Braun Stadium in Evansville.

Previewing the Matchup: Indiana
• The Aces and Hoosiers are meeting for the 51st time in series history on Tuesday night with Indiana owning a 31-19 lead in the all-time series.
• Evansville and Indiana have become familiar with each other over the last two weeks, meeting for a three-game set in Bloomington on March 25 and 27. The Ace captured game one of the series, 17-14, before narrowly falling to Indiana in games two and three by 6-5 scores.
• Indiana enters the weekend after dropping a three-game series at home to Northwestern.
• The meeting will mark the first contest between UE and IU at The Braun since a 5-4 Evansville win on March 10, 2020 in the first game at the newly renovated German American Bank Field.

B1G Sweep
• Evansville's three-game series sweep over Michigan State notched a couple of first for the Aces.
• The sweep marks the first time Evansville has swept a three-game series from a Big Ten opponent in program history.
• It also marks the first sweep of a series from a power five opponent in program history.

Shallenberger named MVC Player of the Week
• For the first time in his career, University of Evansville baseball outfielder/designated hitter Mark Shallenberger has been named Missouri Valley Conference Player of the Week, it was announced in a release from the Conference office.
• In an incredible start to the season, junior Mark Shallenberger has rarely missed a beat in 2022 and continued his hot season last week.
• Helping Evansville go a perfect 4-0 on the week with a midweek win over Austin Peay and a three-game series sweep of Michigan State, Shallenberger hit .438 with three doubles, a home run, seven RBI and slugged .813 on the week.
• Against Austin Peay, Shallenberger went three-for-three at the plate, including a third inning grand slam to right center field, breaking the game open in a 10-5 Evansville win.
• Helping to close the series sweep of Michigan State on Sunday, Shallenberger ripped a double up the middle in the eighth, scoring two runs and tying the game at four to help force extras.
• Then in the bottom of the 10th, Shallenberger stood in and wore a 94 mph fastball with the bases loaded to walk in the winning run and secure a 5-4 win for UE.
• On the season, Shallenberger is hitting .392, fourth-best in The Valley with a .496 on-base percentage, tied for tops in the MVC.
• Shallenberger is the fourth Ace to be named either MVC player or pitcher of the week, joining Tanner Craig, Shane Gray, and Nick Smith.
 

 
* Walk-off home run gives Loyola 4-3 win over UE softball

Alex Barnaby hit a game-tying double in the top of the seventh for the Purple Aces, but it was Loyola’s Madison Ebeling who countered with a walk-off home run to give the Ramblers a 4-3 win on Monday afternoon.

Neither team would lead by more than a run in the contest with the University of Evansville opening the scoring with a run in the top half of the second.  Haley Woolf led off with a single before scoring on a double by Hannah Hood.  The lead was short-lived as Amelia Thomas led the bottom of the frame off with a triple and would tie the game on a sacrifice fly.

Evansville retook the lead in the fourth inning with Woolf crossing the plate on a Rambler error.  Just as they had in the second, Loyola came right back to tie the game on a double steal.  In the sixth, the Ramblers took their first lead of the game when Hannah Nalley recorded an RBI single.

Down to their final three outs, the Aces fought back just as they had on Sunday.  Alexa Davis doubled to lead off, but remained on second with two outs.  Freshman Alex Barnaby pinch hit and delivered a game-tying double to make it a 3-3 game.  Izzy Vetter came back into the circle in the bottom of the seventh and recorded two quick outs, but Madison Ebeling delivered the walk-off home run to clinch the 4-3 win.

UE finished the game with eight hits with Haley Woolf going a perfect 3-3 with a pair of runs scored.  Vetter tossed the entire 6 2/3 innings and struck out six batters.

The Aces return home on Wednesday for a doubleheader against Bellarmine.  Game one begins at 2 p.m.

 
* Women's golf takes second in Terre Haute

Allison Enchelmayer posted the low score of the day for the University of Evansville women’s golf team in Monday’s final round of the Indiana State Invitational at the Country Club of Terre Haute.

An impressive tournament across the board for the Purple Aces saw them take second in the final standings, but even more impressive – UE was the top performer out of a total of four Missouri Valley Conference programs om the tournament.

Earning the highest finish for the Aces was Magdalena Borisova.  Scoring her first top five finish, the freshman carded a 78 in the final 18 holes to complete the tournament with a 152.  Her score was tied for fourth, just two strokes off the winning score.  One behind her was Allison Enchelmayer.  She registered Evansville’s low round of the day, totaling 75 strokes.  Her 3-over round lowered her final score to a 153, putting her 8th in the final standings.

Tying for 14th was Alyssa McMinn.  After shooting a 79 in Sunday’s round, McMinn completed the final 18 holes with a 78 to finish with a 157.  Mallory Russell and Caitlin O’Donnell tied for the 17th position.  Russell tallied a 79 in each round while O’Donnell’s scores finished at 77 and 81.  Carly Frazier was second among the ten individuals.  Rounds of 81 and 80 saw her tie for 27th with a 161.

Green Bay took top honors in the team and individual standings.  The Phoenix scored a 307 on Monday to finish with a 608.  They came in 10 strokes ahead of the Purple Aces.  UE scored a 618, finishing five ahead of Indiana State for the runner-up finish.  Isabella Maleki of Green Bay was the tournament medalist.  After recording a 79 on Sunday, she carded the low round of the entire tournament on Monday, finishing with a 1-under 71.  Her final tally of 150 was one stroke ahead of a second-place tie.

Up next for UE is a trip to Murray Ky. on Friday and Saturday for the Jan Weaver Invitational.

 

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