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Thursday, October 8, 2020

* Get your flu shot and be a #FluFighter!

Getting a flu shot is an important step for protecting yourself and your fellow Aces from getting the flu this season. With COVID-19 still a concern and living in a residential community, this precaution becomes more important than ever, especially as it can help keep valuable resources available to those with COVID-19.

Flu shots are not required by the University, but strongly recommended. This year, flu shots are FREE for all students, as well as employees and their dependents enrolled in UE health insurance. Employees not covered by UE health insurance may receive a flu shot for $20. You always have the option to get your flu shot from your primary care provider or choose the best location or provider for your health.

Learn more and schedule your appointment today at

* Make Your Vote Count

UE will hold classes on election day, November 3.

Absentee Ballot:

You MUST vote in the county where you are registered. If you will not be able to vote in person, remember to request an absentee ballot! You must make a request for an absentee ballot for every election.

Indiana residents can pick up an absentee ballot request form from Karyssa Vasquez in her office at the Ridgeway Center on second floor. All US residents can obtain an absentee ballot request form at Absentee ballot requests must be mailed to the County Clerk of the county where you are registered.

Absentee ballot requests must be received in Indiana no later than midnight on Thursday, October 22.

Remember to pick up two stamps and one envelope so that you can mail your absentee ballot request (stamp and envelope required) and then complete and mail your absentee ballot when it is mailed to you (secure, state approved envelope provided, stamp required).

Absentee ballots must be received by noon on Monday, November 2.

Where to Vote in Person if you are registered locally:

Vanderburgh County: Go to, Voter Registration

Warrick County:

Karyssa Vasquez


Upcoming Events

* Last Day to Sign Up For Harmonie State Park Campout

tent in front of mountains.

Today, Thursday 10/08/2020, is the last day to join the Venturing Crew for an awesome weekend of exploring and camping at Harmonie State Park, October 10-11. Join us this weekend for campfire cooking, outdoor games, and making great friends. There will be a labyrinth, a waterfall, a roof-less church, and a beautiful park. Take a break with us! Sign up on UEngage. Questions? Email

* Newman Catholic Club Events This Week

Open House

Head on over to the Newman Center for an open house event this Wednesday from 2-6pm! Bring your books to study or just come to hangout with us or just drop on by.

Catholic Mass

Church #3 on our Church Tour is Holy Spirit! Join us at 9 AM mass at Holy Spirit Catholic Church on 1800 Lodge Ave, Evansville.

Liturgy of the Hours

Join Newman Club at Liturgy of the Hours! Join us Thursdays at 7PM at the Newman House (1901 Lincoln Ave).

Rosary Group

Join Newman Club at Rosary Group! Join us on Sundays at 2PM at the Newman Center.

Small Group

Join Newman Club at a small group! Check out the form to learn more about the small groups and to sign up to join.

Busy Person Retreat

Sign up for the Busy Person Retreat with Newman Club! Check out the form to learn more about this retreat and to sign up.

Want to be updated about Newman and become a member?! Follow us on instagram at ue_newman and become a member.

Newman Club member sign up QR code.

* Socially Distant Fall Festival 2020

Are you bummed that the 2020 Fall Festival was canceled this year? Well, there is no need to worry when the next time you will be able to get a Donut Bank burger because many of the non-profit organizations will be holding their own fall fest booths around the Evansville area! Beginning this weekend and continuing throughout the first week of October organizations will be turning on the fryers, baking the cobblers, and getting ready to satisfy the hungry!

View a complete list of organizations and their locations.

Fall festival flyer.


Info You Should Know

* Exploring and Adding Majors and Minors

Are you interested in changing your major or adding a double major? Are you curious about minors and looking to add one?

Advising Week is coming up on October 26 and all of us in Academic Services, Academic Affairs, and The Center for Career Development would like to help support and connect you to the different departments offering majors and minors that you might be interested in.

Take the Academic Interest Survey.

Need a Major, Want a Minor and get started in the process today! The survey will be available from 10/5/20 thru 10/19/20.

* Calling ALL Past & Present ChangeLab Students

changelab logo.

ChangeLab Managing Creativity, Projects, and Change Webinar by Tad Dickel

Wednesday, October 14th
12 to 1pm CT via Zoom
RSVP to by October 13th

Get tools to use on your projects from this Design Thinking and Simplexity Thinking certified Trainer! Tad Dickel is an expert in creative problem solving.

Dr. Tad Dickel is the President of T.A. Dickel Group, a strategy, leadership, and creativity consulting firm that works with a wide variety of organizations. He specializes in strategic planning, leadership coaching, group facilitation, innovation processes, and team building.

* October Wellness Newsletter

The October Wellness Newsletter is now available! In this month's installment we discuss the topics of self-care and tips for getting active with running.

Email Jennifer Hargus at with future wellness newsletter topic suggestions

* Exploring and Adding Majors and Minors

Are you interested in changing your major or adding a double major? Are you curious about minors and looking to add one?

Advising Week is coming up on October 26 and all of us in Academic Services, Academic Affairs, and The Center for Career Development would like to help support and connect you to the different departments offering majors and minors that you might be interested in.

Take the Academic Interest Survey.

Need a Major, Want a Minor and get started in the process today! The survey will be available from 10/5/20 thru 10/19/20.

* October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

The Office of Institutional Equity and the Center for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion will be posting newsletters regarding information on domestic abuse each week during the month of October.

You can find the newsletters here:

This week check out our newsletter on the history of Domestic Violence Awareness month and learn how to be an advocate for ending intimate partner violence.

If you have any further questions, email Jaylen Brown at

* Winter Intersession Courses

Get ahead by taking Winter Intersession online courses. Complete a missing required course, lighten your spring load, and take advantage of the longer winter break. Classes run December 10, 2020 to January 15, 2021, and students may take up to two courses. Discuss it with your advisor and begin registration November 2, 2020.

Check out the list of courses.

Winter Intersession Courses

Winter Intersession Courses
ACCT 398 3 Internship in Accounting Morgan
ACCT 211 3 Introduction to Managerial Accounting Taylor
ART 105 3 Introduction to the Visual Arts Larmann
ASTR 101 3 Descriptive Astronomy Braun
AT 180 3 Introduction to Athletic Training Tilly
BIOL 107 4 General Biology Aldred
BUS 100 3 Introduction to Business Fenton J
BUS 398 3 Internship in Business Morgan
CHEM 103 3 Chemistry of Adult Beverages Miller
CHEM 118 4 Principles of Chemistry Miller-Morong
COMM 380 3 Intercultural Communication Thomlison
COMM 130 3 Introduction to Communication Wandel
COMM 221 3 Media Writing Wandel
COMM 333 3 News Copyediting Wandel
ECON 101 3 Principles of Macroeconomics Bayar
ECON 102 3 Principles of Microeconomics Bayar
ECON 398 3 Internship in Economics Morgan
ES 103 3 Fundamentals of Environmental Science Thananatthanachon
ETH/PHIL 121 3 Introduction to Ethics Kretz
EXSS 150 2 Introduction to Health Sciences Laughbaum
EXSS 320 3 Nutrition for Performance and Health Rodd
EXSS 488 1-2 Internship Rodd
EXSS 488 TBD Internship Wilson
FIN 361 3 Fundamentals of Finance Brockman C
FIN 478 3 Risk Management Khan
GEOL 130 3 Environmental Geology Swenty
GT 225 3 Lifespan Development Hennon
HSA 405/505 3 Health Care Systems Stroube
HSA 498/529 1 Health Service Field Experience Stroube
LAW 201 3 Legal Environment of Business Fenton
LSCM 350 3 Humanitarian Logistics Obaze
MATH 105 3 College Algebra Dwyer-Salminen
MATH 134 3 Surveys of Calculus Dwyer-Salminen
MATH 221 4 Calculus 1 Dwyer-Salminen
MATH 222 4 Calculus 2 Dwyer-Salminen
MATH 323 4 Calculus 3 Dwyer-Salminen
MATH 324 3 Differential Equations Dwyer-Salminen
MATH 365 3 Probability Gruenwald
MGT 497 3 Global Strategic Management Fenton H
MGT 377 3 Organizational Behavior Fenton H
MGT 331 3 International Business Strategy Fox
MUS 156 3 Music in America Strandberg
NEUR 125 3 Introduction to Behavioral Neuroscience Campese
NUTR 304 3 Nutrition Concepts and Controversies Rea
PH 190 3 Introduction to Public Health Patel-Dovlatabadi
PH 195 3 Global Health Issues Patel-Dovlatabadi
PH 488 1-3 Internship Patel-Dovlatabadi
PH 598 1-3 Public Health Practicum Patel-Dovlatabadi
PHYS 121 4 Algebra Physics 1 (includes lab(121L)) Stamm
PSCI 100 3 World Politics Kim
PSYC 121 3 Introduction to Psychology Campese
PSYC 245 4 Statistics for Psychologists Campese
PSYC 225 3 Lifespan Development Hennon
PSYC 226 3 Child and Adolescent Psychology Hennon
PSYC 229 3 Social Psychology Stevenson
PSYC 320 3 Psychology and the Law Stevenson
PSYC 431 3 Stereotyping, Racism, and Prejudice Stevenson
QM 227 3 Introduction to Statistics Khormali
REL 212 3 Living World Religions Gupta
SOC 105 3 Introduction to Sociology Plikuhn
SOC 230 3 Social Problems in the Modern World Plikuhn
SOC 350 3 Popular Culture Plikuhn
SPAN 211 3 Intermediate Spanish 1 Rodriguez Quevedo
STAT 166 1 Introduction to R for Data Science Weber


* Senior Nursing Students Selling Masks

The senior nursing students will be selling UE masks to benefit the University of Evansville campus community. We will be hosting a mental health seminar in hopes of encouraging students who may be struggling with anxiety, depression, or poor mental health as a result of isolation and quarantine due to COVID-19. The proceeds will be utilized to fund the mental health seminar and for items given to attendees.

mask examples.

$9.00 each mask.

Contact Kaylee Wagler to order at

Call or text with any questions at (812) 259-9469

Please include your name, which design you want, and the best way to contact you when ordering.

Payment: Venmo to @Megan_Dickey_13
Cash/Check made out to the University of Evansville in the Nursing Office.

Orders will NOT be accepted after October 8th.

Thank you!
-University of Evansville Senior Nursing Students

* Orenda: The Art of Terra Kilgore

Painting, Drawings and Ceramic Art by Evansville Artist, Terra Kilgore. UE Krannert Gallery. October 11-November 25. A public reception for the Artist: Thursday, October 22, 6:30pm. (Masks and safe-distancing will be observed.) Artist: Thursday, October 22, 6:30pm. (Masks and safe-distancing will be observed.)

Emerging Contemporary Artist sponsored by the Efroymson Family Fund with the UE Dept. of Art.


I currently reside in Evansville, Indiana but I grew up on my family’s farm in Western Kentucky. That area would provide inspiration that I still use in my work today. I have many passions, but I have always been most passionate about is art, and art education. I studied art education at Murray State University and during this time was able to explore several art mediums to better teach a wide variety of art styles and techniques. I was always a shy, quiet child and learned at an early age to use art for my own expression and communication. Still, as an adult, I use art to communicate what I can’t in words. I am currently a middle school visual arts teacher. I feel it is important for growing children to explore their own feelings, opinions, and be able to express through the language of visual arts.

Artist Statement

Time constantly passes over us leaving behind the remains of what once was. My art largely deals with the passing of time and the commonality of times effect on everything and everybody. I explore time not being a beginning or an ending, but a never-ending cycle. An example of this idea is evident in my painting Rerum Gestarum (Events of Circumstance). Rerum Gestarum is about striving for solidarity and meaning in life, all with the acknowledgement of life’s unpredictable frailness and eventual physical ending, but still existing in time even after we are gone. Growing up on a farm, I was exposed to acres of nature, machinery, and livestock I would spend my time walking down fencerows, exploring creeks, and examining the life cycles of a farm. I was fascinated by expansive spaces, gnarled tree roots, abandoned grain-bins, rusted tools and the expendable livestock. All these things combined started my fascination with cycles of both living organisms and objects.

My earliest artistic influences stem from surrealist artists such as Dali, Magritte, and the organic style of art nouveau. My emphasis in college was clay where I learned and experimented with clay and glaze techniques and recipes. After college I quickly abandoned traditional firing techniques in place of a more primitive alternative pit firing. Much like with my paintings, I use the idea of leaving a fingerprint in time; a fossil. I fire organic material to “paint” a carbon image directly onto the clay’s surface.

My current style is largely influenced by artist, Ben Mahmoud, and his large acrylic paintings, specifically “The Retrospective”. Recurring themes in my work are items that are decayed or are associated with decay, icons of time, and viewing windows to show a moment in that particular time and space. I use recycled materials such as paint, newspaper, house siding, bones, and other organic material in most of my pottery, paintings, and jewelry. I recycle materials to add to an idea of items having a previous life, and being repurposed. I also utilize shadow boxes, focal points, and linear perspective to help guide what my work is trying to communicate to the viewer. I am interested in art that subtly tells a story using lighting, focal points, and or composition. I hope to continue experimenting with different mediums, and using my work to communicate with an ever changing society.

kilgore's art.



* Margaret Stevenson Interviewed by Chicago's WGN Morning News About Recently Published Book

The recent widespread growth of The Black Lives Matter movement reflects increasing societal attention to criminal justice practices that disproportionately target minorities, including lethal shootings. In turn, the nation may be uniquely poised to receive and act upon relevant social scientific research to end these circumstances.

On Friday, Margaret Stevenson, Associate Professor of Psychology, was interviewed by Chicago’s WGN Morning News, about her recently published Oxford University Press book, “The Legacy of Racism for Children: Psychology, Law, and Public Policy.”

During the interview, Dr. Stevenson discussed research reviewed in the book regarding the nature of minority (especially African American) overrepresentation within the criminal justice system, the pathways starting in childhood that lead to criminal justice involvement (e.g., the school-to-prison pipeline), the psychological mechanisms implicated, and the potential changes in policy and law that could interrupt these outcomes.

Watch the full interview.


Harlaxton Happenings

* Harlaxton Summer 2021 Update

Harlaxton is pleased to announce updates to our Summer 2021 program. We are hopeful that the summer term will be a busy one and have many student ready to travel again. It is also the start of our 50th year of Harlaxton and UE, so a special time indeed!

In anticipation of a large summer 2021 cohort, we have made improvements to the program. I want to share the main points below.

  • There are now two summer sessions- May 23- June 23 is session 1 and July 4 – August 4 is session 2.
  • Students can take either session or both. Students who stay for both sessions will have a break between the sessions. There is an optional trip in this break, or students can travel independently.
  • Student can take courses or an internship in Session 2.
  • Students can take 6 hours in either session. Classes are now organized where there is no overlap in teaching or field excursions.
  • Students can now take British Studies in the summer! British Studies is organized into a history course in the first session and an English course in the second session. This would allow students to take one or both and have a version of our most loved experience. It will also count for their outcomes and writing across the curriculum.
  • A Britrail pass is now included for our students. This will allow for more experiential learning as well as added benefits for our students seeing the UK.

Applications for summer 2021 are open now.

Students can apply online.

View the courses and more information.


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