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Tuesday, October 20, 2020

* October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

The Office of Institutional Equity and Center for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion will be sending out different newsletters regarding information on domestic abuse each week during the month of October. This week, learn how to identify the signs of domestic violence.

You can find the newsletter here:

If you have any further questions, email Jaylen Brown at

* REFUGE - A UE Protestant Religious Life Service

The UE Office of Religious Life is hosting a Religious Life Prayer and Worship Service Monday, October 19th at 7pm in Neu Chapel. There will be singing, prayer, scripture reading, and times for personal and group reflection. Campus ministry staff and student leaders from a few different student organizations will be helping lead! All are welcome to come find rest, to find refreshing, and to find refuge! All COVID-19 Protocols will be observed for this event.


Upcoming Events

* Pre-Advising Workshops

workshop information in image format.

Pre-Advising Workshops!
Prepare for your faculty advising appointments

Advising Week | October 26 – 30
Meet with your faculty advisor this week. Make an appointment now.

Registration Week | November 2 – 6
Don’t miss your assigned registration window. Finalize your Fall registration.

Workshop dates & times:

Wednesday, October 21
2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
or 403-821-5162

Humanities and Social Sciences
Wednesday, October 21
3:00 – 4:00 p.m.
or 403-821-5162

Health Professions and Education
Wednesday, October 21
4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
or 403-821-5162

Science, Math, and Engineering
Thursday, October 22
3:00 – 4:00 p.m.
or 403-821-5162

Any major is welcome at all workshops!

* Career Connections - Government, Law, Languages and Criminal Justice

The Center for Career Development would like to invite you to a virtual informative networking event to be held on Thursday, October 22 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.

* Save the Date: Stephanie Land to Discuss New York Times Bestselling Memoir, Maid

The Honors Program invites the campus community to join us for our common read speaking event, a presentation by New York Times bestselling author Stephanie Land, on Tuesday, October 27 at 6:00pm. Ms. Land will join us virtually via Zoom to discuss her memoir, Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and A Mother’s Will to Survive. The book recounts Ms. Land’s struggles as a member of the “working poor”, struggling to provide for herself and her daughter while battling against poverty, homelessness and bureaucracy. Her inspiring true story is currently in development to become a Netflix series.

Maid was the Honors Program common read book choice for this year’s incoming honors freshmen as well as the freshmen from the Fellows Scholars Program.

We invite you to attend the presentation to hear firsthand about Ms. Land’s experiences and learn more about the challenges faced every day by overworked and underpaid American workers.

Zoom information for Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and A Mother’s Will to Survive

Meeting ID: 981 9558 0638
Passcode: honors


Info You Should Know

* I-House France

This week in I-House we have Karl Mbouombouo from France. He is a data science and applied math double major. He is a soccer player here at UE and his favorite to do when he is not in the field is to play videogames. His favorite part of UE is the wonderful community. Come join us and learn more about France and Karl on Wednesday October 21st at 7pm in Eykamp 253.

* Cleaning Supply Reminder

Need replenishment of cleaning supplies (disinfectant, hand sanitizer, paper towel, etc.)? Please complete a request form at

Remember to keep spray bottles and ½ gallon bottles pumps. By keeping these, supplies of disinfectant and hand sanitizer can be replenished promptly.

Thank you for your help in keeping campus safe!

* Still Available: CARES Act Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) Grant Application

Emergency funding through the HEERF Grant is still available for expenses that resulted in additional costs related to your participation in academic and college-related activities due to COVID-19.

Please be aware that funding is limited and a valid 2020-21 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) submission is required for grant consideration. Applications will be processed as received until federal funds provided have been exhausted.

Apply for the HEERF Grant.

* Distribution Services - Temporary Hours

Distribution Services will be closed from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 a.m. daily on a temporary basis beginning Wednesday, October 14, through Friday, October 23.

* Alcohol Awareness Week

This week, October 18-24, is National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week

The facts:

• Did you know that a “standard drink” varies depending on the type of alcohol you’re drinking? 12oz beer = 5oz wine = 1.5oz liquor.

• Each one of these “standard drinks” will raise the blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of a 160lb person by approximately .02 percent. A lighter person’s BAC will rise even higher.

• Things that influence BAC include weight, gender, body mass, how much and how fast you drink, and the amount of food in the stomach.

• Binge drinking is common among 18-24 year olds and happens when men consume 5 or more drinks and women 4 or more drinks in 2 hours.

• Alcohol leaves your body at a rate of .015 percent per hour (less than one drink per hour) regardless of gender, body type, and size. The only thing that will sober you up is time.

Take a quick 10 question alcohol screening assessment.

If you are a student and think you may have a problem with alcohol, Counseling Services can be a resource for you and can assist you in getting the best help. Call 812-488-2663 for an appointment or come to the office on the 2nd floor of Ridgway inside the Student Life suite.



* UE Theatre hosted Elizabeth Flauto's "Masks Through Time" Workshop

UE Theatre hosted another session of their 2020–21 Workshop Series on Sunday, October 18, featuring Elizabeth Flauto’s MASKS THROUGH TIME workshop. This workshop covered the basics of using what we know about masks in history, culture, the arts, and in practical use, to reframe this potentially distressing accessory. The students were challenged to create a mask that combined their practical needs with their own self-expression.

Elizabeth Flauto is a theatrical costume craftsperson based in Chicago, IL, specializing in hats and masks. A 20-year professional in costume design and technology, Elizabeth trained in theatre design and crafts under Susan Tsu and James Glavan at the University of Texas, Austin, following a BS in Theatre at the University of Evansville ’96. After four years in NYC as an assistant, craftsperson, and designer, she is happy to have established her home and studio in a historic bungalow in Jefferson Park, Chicago, right in the flight path of incoming planes to O’Hare. She is the lucky partner of fellow UET alum Kelly Kessler ’95 and tired mother of twins.

* Heidi Strobel, Professor of Art History

Heidi Strobel, Professor of Art History, presented a paper virtually at the the Hidden Stories, Human Lives symposium sponsored by the Textile Society of America. It was entitled “Embroidery, gender, and self-portraiture in the late 18th-century: Authorship, Agency, and Artistry,” and is related to her manuscript on textile artist and entrepreneur Mary Linwood.

* Paul Bone Publishes Poems

Creative Writing Professor Paul Bone published two poems—"If" and "Pandemic Haiku" in the new issue of Story South.

* Religion Professor Gupta's Book Published in Oxford Theology and Religion Series

Professor Gopal Gupta’s book, Maya in the Bhagavata Purana: Human Suffering and Divine Play, has been published in the prestigious Oxford Theology and Religion Series of Oxford University Press. Maya is one of the most fascinating and enigmatic concepts in Indian philosophy, encompassing mystery, illusion, love and indeed, the world itself. In a groundbreaking study, Gupta illuminates maya’s central role in South Asian philosophy, history and culture.

Professor Gupta's book and portrait.


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