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Monday, September 7, 2020

Upcoming Events

* History Lecture – Evansville in WWII with Dr. James MacLeod

You're invited to attend the History Lecture – Evansville in WWII with Dr. James MacLeod.

Friday, September 11, 2020
7:00 p.m.

During World War Two, the city of Evansville was one of the most important cities in the country, manufacturing hundreds of ships, thousands of fighter planes and literally billions of other items that contributed hugely to the Allies’ victory. It was an exhilarating time of great change and opportunity for everyone who lived and worked in Evansville, but also a period of extremely difficult challenges and of profound loss. In this captivating lecture, illustrated with scores of images, James MacLeod explains how all of this industry came to be in Evansville, reveals the enormous impact that it had on social, economic and cultural life, and analyzes how the city dealt with what was a time of astonishing transformation.

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Info You Should Know

* Safe Zone Virtual Training Session I for LGBTQ+ Allies

The Center for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and Dr. Edward Curran (Assistant Professor of Spanish) have partnered to offer UE’s first Safe Zone training of the semester. Ally training is an important opportunity for us to learn more about our campus friends, neighbors, and students. Students and employees are encouraged to attend while we learn and share together!

Thursday, September 10th - 4-6 pm via Zoom

Register in advance for this training session at

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

The Center for DEI

* Free Peer Tutoring!

Free peer group tutoring is available for many classes and subjects beginning Monday, September 7th, 2020.

See the tutoring schedule posted on the Academic Advising webpage:

* Fitness Center Open Beginning Monday, September 7

After careful review and consideration by the Coronavirus Healthcare Task Force, we are pleased to announce the UE Fitness Center will be open beginning Monday, September 7. The complete list of guidelines are available at the Coronavirus webpage, and we have included some of the highlights below: 

  • Masks and face coverings are required
  • Students and employees who enter the fitness center must complete the #CampusClear health screening and will scan their own UE ID for access
  • There will be an occupancy limit in workout spaces, as well as removing or repositioning equipment to accommodate social distancing guidelines
  • Directional arrows will be on the floors to promote a safe traffic flow
  • Towels, showers, and lockers will not be used; access to lockers will only be permitted to those who have paid a fee
  • Student workers and staff will monitor the fitness center and perform enhanced cleaning procedures

The fitness center will be closed from 2-3PM on weekdays (Monday-Friday) for cleaning, but will otherwise be open for normal hours of operation:

  • Monday – Friday: 6:30AM-10:00PM 
  • Saturday: 11:30AM-5:30PM 
  • Sunday: 11:30AM-9PM

UE recognizes the importance of wellness during these challenging times, and we are committed to providing these opportunities in a safe environment for our campus community. 

* Charlas: Informal conversation in Spanish

Wanting to practice Spanish in an informal setting? 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

* Join Student Alumni Ambassadors ~ Meeting on Monday

All students are welcome to join Student Alumni Ambassadors. The group is meeting Monday, September 7, 4-5 PM through Zoom. Visit UEngage for the Zoom meeting details.

SAA promotes purple pride on campus through Purple Fridays and helps welcome alumni back to UE, and provides opportunities for students to connect with UE alumni.

SAA will be holding elections for leadership positions during Monday's meeting. Anyone is able to run for a leadership position. If you are interested, please email Kirby Swails at with what position you would like to run for.

Open positions include:
Vice President
Special Events Coordinator
Alumni Coordinator

If you would like to stay engaged with SAA but can't make this meeting, let Kirby know and she can keep you up to date on the meeting and will be able to share any of your ideas at the meeting.

Questions: Contact Nichole Coffey '08, M'20 at or 812-488-2900.

* Join the Public Health Student Association (PHSA)

If public health issues and concerns sound interesting to you, we invite you to join the Public Health Student Association (PHSA)! PHSA is invested in working to better promote pertinent public health issues in the UE and Evansville communities, and we would love to have you be a part of this process for positive action. Also, elections of officers are happening very soon, so please be sure to join through UEngage to vote!

* Joanne Scott Massey - When Clay & Paint Collide

Exhibit: September 28 – November 25, 2020
Student Workshop: Sept. 29, 1:15-4pm
Student Gallery Lecture: Sept 30, 10:00-11:30am
Artist’s Reception & Public Gallery Lecture: October 1, 6:30-8:00pm (Lecture at 7:00)
All events are in the Melvin Peterson Gallery
Masks and Safe Distancing will be observed
Emerging Contemporary Artist Lecture Series supported by the Efroymson Family Fund and the Dept.of Art

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* 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.


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