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Friday, August 14, 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

* Harlaxton 50th Anniversary

Harlaxton is celebrating our 50th anniversary in the 2021-2022 year. To kick off this anniversary, we are hosting two weekend events at the Manor. One of these weekend events has already been so popular that it has sold out! But space remains for our weekend of June 25-28th, 2021. View details of the event and how to book. should you be interested in attending.

This information has been circulating in Harlaxton Society Circles, as well as a link to upload memories of your time at Harlaxton. We hope that as faculty you will consider both attending the event or uploading a photo and a memory. Upload photos and memories. These are being collected to be used for the 50th anniversary and also to be archived for the future.

We are all hopeful that the 50th anniversary will be a time for people to be able to come together and celebrate the amazing part that Harlaxton has played in the lives of our UE students and students from around the world.

* 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

* UE Wind Ensemble Auditions

Information regarding auditions for UE Wind Ensemble can be found at the following link:

Membership is open to all UE students, regardless of major.

For more information contact Dr. Kenneth Steinsultz (

* Student Financial Services Closed Daily for Lunch

Effective immediately, the SFS Cashier’s area will be working with limited in-office staffing and will be closed everyday from 12 – 1 to allow for lunch breaks.

* Welcome to this Year's New Faculty

Please welcome this year's new faculty members to UE: Michele Ardigo (Nurse Anesthesia), Bev Brockman (SOBA Dean), Chris Brockman (Finance), Mitchell Critel (Theatre), Omid Khormali (Math), Kelly Pruden (Nursing), and Stacey Yen (Theatre)!

new faculty members.

* UE Welcomes Shelby Roscoe as Assistant to the VP for Enrollment and Marketing / Special Events Coordinator

The Office of Enrollment and Marketing welcomes Shelby Roscoe as Assistant to the VP for Enrollment and Marketing / Special Events Coordinator beginning on August 10.

Roscoe comes to UE from Signature School where she served as Academic Services Coordinator. She brings not only a wealth of expertise in college placement and academic programs in the high school arena but also substantial staff experience in higher education at Butler University where she served in the Offices of Advancement, Alumni and Parent Programs, Purchasing, and the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences.

Shelby notes, “I'm happy to be joining the University of Evansville. I look forward to this opportunity and contributing to the UE mission.”

Please join us in welcoming Shelby to the team!

* COVID-19 Education Material

As you return to campus, you may have noticed posters and flyers around campus reminding our community to stay safe.

If you would like to print some additional posters for your office, they are available online.

* Take the Purple Pledge, Keep our Campus Safe

As we all look forward to returning to campus for Fall 2020, we do so in the understanding that the safety of all of us depends on the cooperation of all. The Purple Pledge is a student-initiated pledge entreating every member of the University of Evansville community to join together in observing the guidelines put forth to help control the spread of COVID-19.

Taking the pledge is voluntary, but I ask that you step forward with every student, faculty, staff, and administration member to sign.

Please take a moment to visit the Purple Pledge webpage and add your commitment in maintaining a safe environment on our campus.

W. Storm Poser

CEO, Student Government Association

* Efroymson Family Fund Awards Grant to UE's Department of Art

The Efroymson Family Fund is continuing their support of UE’s Department of Art with a grant of $9500 for the 2020-2021 year. This marks the ninth year for their sponsorship of programs at UE. This award funds the Efroymson Visiting Artist exhibits, workshops and lectures and also a student internship within the department for the year. A separate grant from the Efroymson Fund has provided new drafting tables and stools in art studios. Congratulations to Stephanie Frasier for her work securing these grants and creating the programs, and thank you to the Efroymson Family Fund!


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