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Wednesday, October 14, 2020

* Closing of Lot F October 14-16

Vehicles parked in Lot F (between Moore Hall and Brentano/Morton Hall) will need to be moved starting Wednesday October 14th, 2020. The lot will remain closed through late Friday October 16th. During this time, contractors will be performing asphalt work on the lot.

* 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

* 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

* Yoga Pop-Up Today at 5pm

Join the UE Fitness Center and Center for Student Engagement for yoga on the Ridgway East Terrace Lawn, today October 14th at 5:00 p.m. Masks are required and individuals will be spaced out greater than ten-foot social distancing to accommodate movement and heavy breathing. Bring your own mat or towel; the first 16 individuals who need a mat may get one free to keep!

RSVP on UEngage to guarantee your spot. Space is limited.

* UE Ballroom Dance Presents World Champion Ballroom Dance Teacher

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UE Ballroom Dance Presents World Champion Ballroom Dancer Jonah Schneider!

October 23, 2020 from Noon - 9:00 p.m.

(lessons in 45 minute blocks)

Learn from renowned dance instructor Jonah Schneider, named the

Top Latin Teacher at the 2016 Fred Astaire World Championships


(individual, partner/couple, or split the cost with a group!)

No experience necessary

All lessons follow COVID-19 safety guidelines, including masks


Text 812-449-1044 OR Email

* Managing Creativity, Projects, and Change: A ChangeLab Webinar

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* Newman Club Night with Sister Jessica

Join the Newman Club for a wonderful night on Wednesday 7-8 PM! Our very own Sister Jessica will be speaking about Spiritual Direction.

* Career Connections – Communication, Marketing and New Media

The Center for Career Development would like to invite you to a virtual informative networking event to be held on Thursday, October 15 from 4:00 to 5:15 pm. This event allows students to talk with professionals in their field and learn more about the skills and background necessary for these careers. You can talk with professionals to hear how they advanced in their positions.

Register for the event on Handshake.

Join the following UE alumni professionals on zoom at this event: Rocky Bush – Creative Ninja, Blake Kleaving – Hoosier Energy, Ryan Cramer – Ping Pong, Andrew Epperson - Motivating Systems, Pam Hight – Deaconess Health Systems, Chris Callahan – Ultimate Kronos Group.


Info You Should Know

* Newman Catholic Club Events This Week

Small Group

Small Group Tuesdays at 7pm and Thursdays at 7:30pm at the Newman Center

Catholic Mass

Up next on our Church tour is Holy Redeemer! Mass on the Grass at 5pm. Bring your own chair!

* 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 following survey and get started in the process today! The survey will be available from 10/5/20 thru 10/19/20.

Academic Interest Survey

* UE Theatre Hosted Jerrilyn Lanier "Bridging the Gap: A Look into African American Hair and Makeup for Theatre" Workshop

UE Theatre hosted another session of their 2020–21 Workshop Series on Sunday, October 11, featuring Jerrilyn Lanier’s BRIDGING THE GAP: A Look into African American Hair and Makeup for theatre” workshop. This workshop covered the basics working with performers of color. Ms. Lanier talked about tools, products, and problems that performers of color face in the industry.

Jerrilyn Lanier talking to a student.

Jerrilyn Lanier holds a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre from the University of Southern Mississippi, and a Master of Fine Arts in Costume Design and Production from The University of Alabama. She feels fortunate to have trained under Martha Ruskai in makeup and hair, and she has designed costumes for theatre and dance, as well as done freelance wig work and worked in the film industry. Ms. Lanier exclaimed, “I am so excited that Bridging the Gap is opening up conversations that need to be had in the industry. This is a true passion project for me.”

* Office of Marketing and Communications Welcomes Parker Franklin

The Office of Marketing and Communications welcomes Parker Franklin as our new copy editor!

Parker comes to UE from Murray, Kentucky, where he was communications specialist.

His first day was Wednesday, October 7. Feel free to welcome Parker to UE by emailing

* I-House Italy

I-House is back and the first country is Italy. We changed the format and this semester we will be conducting interactive interviews with international students. This Wednesday we will be talking to Francesco Brunetti, or Bruno. He is a junior majoring in exercise science. He is also a soccer player at UE. Besides playing soccer, Bruno loves cooking and he will be sharing more about himself and his culture in Eykamp this Wednesday October 14th at 7pm.

* Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Virtual Listening Sessions

The Presidential election is fast approaching, Race relations are strained.

COVID-19 complicates access to equitable services.

As these events and issues unfold in our society various implications may be experienced on our campus.

Do you have comments, questions, concerns, or ideas about how diversity, equity, and inclusion plays out at UE?

If so, The Center for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion is sponsoring three listening sessions for you (students and employees) to share your comments, etc. The identical sessions will be made up of panelists from the Faculty, Student Government Association, Office of Public Safety, Office Student Engagement, and Center for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.

Please make plans to join us at one of the following dates and times via Zoom:

The SWOT structure will be used to guide the sessions: Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, Threats.

Registration is not required for these sessions.

We look forward to your participation.

* 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


* Winter Intersession Financial Aid

If you are seeking financial aid to help pay for Winter Intersession courses at UE, please submit the Winter Intersession Application to the Office of Student Financial Services by November 16, 2020. Our office will help you examine your options for aid, which in most cases is limited to loans.



* Dr. Kopta's CelestHealth Research Group Publishes Four Research Articles

In 2019 and thus far 2020, Dr. Mark Kopta, Professor, Department of Psychology, is a coauthor on four research articles published in the following journals: Journal of Counseling and Clinical Psychology, Psychotherapy Research, Journal of Counseling Psychology, and Journal of College Student Psychotherapy. The other authors are members of the CelestHealth Research Group. CHRG studies the assessment of mental health and psychotherapy outcomes. Dr. Kopta is Founder and Director of CHRG.

* Kimberling and Moses Publish Research Paper

Clark Kimberling, professor of mathematics at UE, and Peter Moses, an engineer in England, have jointly authored a research paper, "Mappings from the Plane of a Triangle to a Circumconic." The paper appears in the current issue of Journal for Geometry and Graphics, an international publication based in Austria. Kimberling and Moses also jointly authored, with William R. B. Lionheart of the University of Manchester, England, a recently published research paper entitled "The Geometry of Elliptical Probability Contours for a Fix Using Multiple Lines of Position" in The Journal of Navigation, published by Cambridge University Press. Both papers cite extensively the UE-based website, the Encyclopedia of Triangles Centers.



* UE Men's Basketball Seating Change Information

Urgent response needed from fans.

Due to a policy that has recently been enacted by Venuworks, who is the management company of the Ford Center, there will be seating changes for the upcoming University of Evansville men’s basketball season. The new policy requires all venue seating to be socially distanced through the creation of family units or what will be referred to as “seating pods”.

In the “Pod System”, a season ticket holder and their associated guests are identified as “Family Units”. These pods will be spaced by the CDC prescribed safety distance of at least 6 feet apart from other seating pods. This buffer is comprised of the row in front and behind the group being left vacant as well as a minimum of three seats on either side of the pod. All aisleway seats will be left vacant in order to maintain a buffer from patrons as they move to their assigned seating locations. As a reminder, all patrons will be required to wear a mask throughout the event.

PLEASE NOTE: All seating changes are temporary for the entirety of the 2020-2021 season.

This policy update will require UE athletics to re-seat all season ticket accounts. The Purple Aces ticket office will do its best to seat season ticket holders as close to their current location as possible while remaining compliant with the safety guidelines in order to be able to welcome supporters this season.

UE athletics is offering its season ticket holders a unique service. It is obvious that many supporters have developed relationships with other Aces fans over the years. UE athletics is going to do as much as possible to ensure that fans can be near others who they have enjoyed games with over the years.

In order to do this, the department needs help from its season ticket account holders. Inform UE athletics of anyone you would like to remain seated by as seating pods are assigned. Requests will be accepted until Tuesday, October 20 at 11:59 p.m. in order to give the ticket office ample time to re-seat everyone. If a request is not received, the account will be re-seated without other season ticket holders in an assigned pod. By filling out the form, you and everyone in your “Seating Pod” or “Family Unit” acknowledge the risks of COVID-19 transmission and are comfortable enough with the parties in your group to be seated together without the additional social distancing. BOTH parties must agree to be in the “Family Unit”.

The expected timeline leading up to the season is as follows:

  • Tuesday, October 20: deadline to submit your seating pod request form HERE
  • Thursday, October 22: UE ticket office staff completes initial Ford Center re-seat
  • Friday, October 23-Thursday, October 29: Season ticket holders will receive a personal phone call from a UE ticket office representative detailing their new seat location
  • Wednesday, November 11-Monday, November 16: Season tickets will be available for curbside pickup at the Carson Center (more details to come)
  • Tuesday, November 17: All remaining season tickets will be mailed to the address on file
  • Wednesday, November 25: earliest college basketball start date as mandated by the NCAA

With the reduction of Ford Center capacity to roughly 25%, available single game ticket inventory is expected to be extremely low. The only way to guarantee admission to all home games is through maintaining your season tickets.

Please call or text the UE ticket office at 812-488-2237 with any questions or for more information.


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