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Tuesday, April 12, 2022

* Employee Holiday Friday, April 15

This Friday, April 15, is a paid holiday for our university employees.  Normal office hours will resume Monday, April 18, 2022.

 
* Are You Graduating Next Month?

Are you an upcoming Class of 2022 graduate? Read below for important information!

Each year before the Commencement ceremony begins at the Ford Center, we display a senior video on the jumbotron. This is a short video (less than 5 minutes usually) that features many of our graduates reflecting on their time at UE and answering a question or two (i.e. what’s your favorite memory at UE? or who is your favorite professor and why?). In order to do this, we need to collect your responses!

Two students from our Department of Communication, Ethan Jaworski and Hayden Seaton, will graciously be taking on this project and producing a video for Commencement. They have scheduled two dates for filming, and we encourage all seniors to stop by and answer a few questions on camera. You can show up by yourself, or come with a group of friends and even record together!

Filming dates will be:

  • Today, April 12 from 4-7PM
  • Tuesday, April 19 from 4-7PM

Filming will take place in the Peterson Lab, which is Room 16 in the basement of Hyde Hall.

If you have any questions about the senior video filming, please contact Julie Bryant, university relations coordinator, at jb855.

 

Upcoming Events

* This Week in Music

The UE Music Conservatory presents the Wind Ensemble and Symphony Orchestra in concert on Tuesday, April 12 at 7:30 p.m. at the Victory Theater in downtown Evansville. Led by Director of Bands, Dr. Ken Steinsultz, and Director of Orchestras, Dr. Chun-Ming Chen, the student musicians will perform a program featuring music of Brahms, Mascagni, William Walton, Henry Filmore, and, as a special treat, a work by Dan Welcher featuring an Irish style band. The concert is free and open to the public.

 
* Employee Benefit Open Enrollment Deadline is Friday, April 15

This is a friendly reminder that the deadline to enter your benefit elections for 2022 – 2023 is this Friday, April 15. Please note that the university will be closed on Friday for the observance of Good Friday, but the enrollment period will remain open to make your elections that day. You can view the entire benefit presentation in the Open Enrollment section of the MyUE portal at: https://bit.ly/2GcdKph. 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.

If you were unable to attend either of the Open Enrollment Zoom meetings, you can view the entire benefit presentation in the Open Enrollment section of the MyUE portal at: https://bit.ly/2GcdKph

Simply log in to WebAdvisor following the instructions below, affirm your current benefit elections or make changes to coverage if you wish. If you previously entered your dependents via online benefit enrollment, those entries should already be pre-populated for you. Please review this information and make changes as necessary. If you do not wish to be enrolled in our insurance plans, please check the “opt out” button for those benefits.

Please review the attached On-line Benefit Enrollment Manual and FAQ, which should answer many of the questions you might have. You are also welcome to call the Office of Human Resources (812-488-5045) or email LL138@evansville.edu if you need assistance with your on-line enrollment.

On-line Benefit Enrollment Log-in Instructions:
Log in to WebAdvisor at: https://webadvisor.evansville.edu
Click on the “Employees” button (highlighted in purple)
Click on the “Benefits Enrollment Online” link (located in the “Employee Profile” section)
Follow the instructions in red located at the top of the Benefit Enrollment page.

*** One helpful tip for those currently enrolled in voluntary life insurance and/or the flexible spending account: when you first log in to Benefit Enrollment, you will see a listing of your current benefits. Please make a note of your current voluntary life insurance coverage amount and/or flexible spending account annual election. You will be required to enter the coverage amount/annual election for 2022-23 and you might find it helpful when you get to these screens to know what you elected for 2021-22.

 
* Research in Gerontology Symposium- Tuesday, April 12

The UE Gerontology Center will host the 2022 Research in Gerontology Symposium on Tuesday, April 12 from 11:30am-1:00pm in the Atrium of the School of Business. This year's symposium will feature poster presentations from students in sociology, psychology, criminal justice, ethics and social change, public health, health services administration, literature, and theatre across a variety of topics in aging and the life course.
The Symposium also will include the announcement and celebration of the winners of the Sociology Programs' annual student awards: Hanns G. Pieper Senior Research Award, James Berry Outstanding Junior Award, and the Mary Rode and Ludwig Petkovsek Outstanding Service Award.
Join us in celebrating student research and achievement!

 
* College of Business and Engineering Speaker Series - Denny Quinn

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 online

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.

 
* 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.

 
* 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
 
* 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.

 
* 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.

 

Info You Should Know

* ENGL 210 will be Offered Online in Both Summer Sessions

ENGL 210: Approaches to Literature will be offered online in both summer sessions. It will be taught by Dr. Robert Baines in summer session one and by Dr. Sara Petrosillo in summer session two.

ENGL 210 provides students with the opportunity to read great works of literature from many different times and places. In doing so, it introduces students to a broad range of literary forms and genres. ENGL 210 is an Outcome Two course and a Writing Across the Curriculum course.

If you have any questions about the Summer sections of ENGL 210, please contact Dr. Baines at rb211@evansville.edu or Dr. Petrosillo at sp220@evansville.edu.

 
* Apply for 2022-23 LEAD Forward Fellows

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 15 at 5:00pm.

 
* A new issue of the Crescent Magazine is available

A new issue of the Crescent Magazine is available at https://crescent.evansville.edu.

The Crescent Magazine is produced by Student Media. All content is created by UE students. If you are interested in joining Student Media please contact the Student Media Advisor, Tommy J Housman th208@evansville.edu

Student Media has 2 Federal Work Study positions open during the fall semester of 2022. If interested email th208@evansville.edu

The Crescent website is receiving about 1,000 views a week when classes are in session.

There are many advertising opportunities on the website and in the online publications. Contact th208@evansville.edu about pricing.

 
* Tips to Help a Victim of Sexual Assault

Once you have taken note of the situation and have confirmed the incident, there are a few tips you should be aware of to help the victim. Firstly, and most importantly, you should listen to what they have to say and not disclose the information without their consent, unless it is to a professional counselor or, if under the age of 18, a guardian. You could say things such as “I believe you,” “That took a lot of courage to tell me,” “It’s not your fault and you didn’t deserve it,” or“You’re not alone and I will help in any way I can.” Try to avoid asking “why” questions and instead focus on open ended questions. Lastly you should check in periodically and provide resources you’re knowledgeable about.

UE resources:

UE Counseling Services (812-488-2663)

Office of Public Safety (812-488-2051)

Office of Title IX and Institutional Equity (812-488-5261, titleix@evansville.edu, www.evansville.edu/safety/report.cfm)

Evansville Police Department (812-436-7896)

Community resources:

Albion Fellow Bacon Center (812-424-7273)

Holly's House (812-437-7233)

WE TIP (1-800-782-7463)

National Sexual Assault Hotline (800-656-4673)

 
* 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.

 
* 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.

 

Congratulations

* Engineering Professor Awarded Best Paper at ASEE Conference

Congratulations to Dr. Lofton on receiving the Best Paper Award at the IL-IN American Society for Engineering Education conference. She presented her peer-reviewed work titled, "Flipping the Heat Transfer Classroom," at the conference hosted by Anderson University on April 9th, 2022.

 
* IACTE - Outstanding Future Educators

Three School of Education students at the University of Evansville were recognized at the Indiana Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (IACTE) luncheon. They were Jordan Lewis, elementary education, Emily Duckworth, elementary education and Tyla Rasche, French education. These individuals received awards during the organization’s Outstanding Future Educators banquet in Carmel, Indiana.

 

Athletics

* Play suspended midway through second round in Tennessee

On a rainy day at Hermitage Golf Club Presidents Reserve, the University of Evansville men’s golf team and the other participating teams completed just under the two scheduled rounds before play was suspended for the day.

In round one, the Purple Aces were led by Carson Parker.  A 6-over 77 has him tied for the 30th position.  One behind him with a 78 was Henry Kiel.  His 7-over for the day put him in a tie for 37th.  Michael Ikejiani was one stroke behind Kiel with a 79 to rank in a tie for 44th. 

Checking in with a score of 81 was Caleb Wassmer.  The tally for the opening 18 holes has him tied for 55th.  Wrapping up the UE contingent was Isaac Rohleder.  He completed the first round with an 82.

As a team, Evansville ranks 11th on the leaderboard.  UE is two strokes outside of the top 10, trailing North Carolina A&T and Arkansas-Pine Bluff.  UE finished the day with a 315 while the duo in front is tied for 9th with a 313.  Wright State paces the team standings with a 292.  The Raiders are three in front of Tennessee Tech and four on top of UT Martin.

Tyler Goecke of Wright State was the lone individual to shoot under par in the first 18.  His 1-under 70 has him in front of Belmont’s Jack Uselton by one shot.  Peyton Thevenot of John A. Logan College is in third with a 72. 

On Tuesday, the teams will complete any remaining holes for the second round before beginning the third and final trip around the course.

 
* UE Swimming & DIving Announces End-Of-Year Award Winners

The University of Evansville swimming and diving program announced its annual end-of-the-year awards on Sunday at the team’s season-ending banquet inside of the Carson Center on the UE campus.

Taking home the team’s Most Improved Awards were sophomore diver Madison Rollett (Evansville, Ind./Reitz) and sophomore swimmer Alon Baer (Gesher Haziv, Israel).  Senior diver Maggie Franz (Mundelein, Ill./Mundelein) garnered the program’s Geoff Keller Award, given to UE’s Outstanding Diver of the Year.  Junior Riccardo Di Domenico (Johannesburg, South Africa) was presented with the Mike Radomski #RockThePlanet Award for most inspirational and team spirit.  Di Domenico and senior Jessie Steele (Houston, Texas/Klein) also were named UE’s Most Valuable Student-Athletes on both the men’s and women’s sides.

UE head swimming coach Stuart Wilson also named the team captains for the 2022-23 season.  Di Domenico and sophomore Grant Kay (Ellicott City, Md./Hebron) will be co-captains for the men’s team next season.  Meanwhile, junior Maya Cunningham (Yakima, Wash./Eisenhower) and junior Sage Moore (Lexington, Ohio/Lexington) will co-captain the women’s squad.

Evansville recently concluded a record-breaking year in the pool this year, as the Purple Aces broke school records 25 different times during the course of the season.  UE produced 11 all-conference performers, with 16 Purple Aces earning academic all-conference honors.  Evansville also sent 15 individuals to the CSCAA National Invitational Championship for the first time in school history.

 

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