University of Evansville

AceNotes Today

Monday, August 10, 2020

* Homecoming/Family Weekend Canceled for 2020

In accordance with the Coronavirus Campus Reopening Guidelines, and careful consideration for the health and safety of our students, faculty, and staff, the Homecoming & Family Weekend has been canceled for 2020.

The Office of Alumni and Parent Relations is working with the Alumni Association Board and the Center for Student Engagement to offer some engaging virtual opportunities this fall. If your office or department would like to partner with us to reach alumni and families, we would welcome the collaboration.

Contact the alumni office for more details at or ext. 2586.


Upcoming Events

* Fall Conference 2020

The opening session of the University of Evansville Fall Conference is Tuesday, August 18 beginning at 1:00 p.m. The conference will be virtual in a Zoom Webinar format. Zoom meeting information will be sent to all UE employees by email from the Office of the President by Patti Lippert.

Fall Conference will continue Wednesday, August 19 with Concurrent Sessions. The Concurrent Sessions will also be in a Zoom virtual format. All UE employees are welcome to take part. This includes faculty, staff, and administrators. Access will be sent via email to employees the week before the conference.

Please address questions to Tracey Folden at 812-488-2509 or or Paula Heldt at 812-488-2479 or


Info You Should Know

* NSF Awards Additional Grant to CiSM Program

Congratulations to Dr. Joyce Stamm and her team of Dr. Alan Salminen, Dr. Maggie Stevenson, Dr. Nicholas Harmon and Dr. Michael Slade on receiving a $74,904 amendment to their National Science Foundation grant for Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics, originally awarded in February of 2019 . The amendment to their Computers in Science and Math Undergraduate Education program (CiSM) will make available $1500 scholarships to upperclass students who are interested in completing the CiSM certificate and brings the total amount of the NSF award to $1,074,838. For more information about the CiSM certificate and these scholarships, please email Dr. Stamm at

* CiSM scholarships available for science and math majors!

Are you a science or math major? Are you interested in computers, data, or the intersection of both?

If so, we’d like to invite you to apply for NSF-funded scholarships of up to $1,500 to participate in the Computers in Science and Math (CiSM) Certificate Program this fall. For just a few more credits, you could complete an interdisciplinary certificate which future employers and professional programs will see attests to the fact that you “get it” - the way computers, data, science, and math are all intertwined and integral to modern (and future) society. You will have a few additional ‘marketable’ (or at least useful!) skills to boot!

To apply for the scholarship, email with an unofficial transcript and a short essay (~250 word) describing your short-term (3-5 year) and long-term (8-10 year) goals, how you plan to accomplish them, and how your participation in the CiSM program relates to these goals. The application deadline is Monday, August 17. If you are awarded the scholarship, you should plan to enroll in ID121: Intro to Scientific Computing this fall; the class meets Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:00 to 9:15 am.

Interested? Please check out the CiSM website:, and email Dr. Joyce Stamm ( with any questions.

* Charlas: Informal Conversation in Spanish

Wanting to practice Spanish throughout the summer? This opportunity is for anyone at the intermediate or advanced Spanish language level. For more information, contact associate professor of Spanish Diana Rodríguez Quevedo at


Contribute to Purple Pulse
To have content considered for inclusion in Purple Pulse, please submit a Marketing Request Form. Deadline for submission to Purple Pulse is 10:00 a.m. on the requested date of publication. Only articles concerning UE related/sponsored activities will be accepted. Articles submitted to Purple Pulse may be edited for length and clarity. Submitter contact information is at the end of each article.

Facebook   Twitter   YouTube

View Complete Issue