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Monday, November 30, 2020

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* GT 411 - Aging and Elders in Film - Now Asynchronous

Looking for that final class to round out your spring schedule? GT 411 - Aging and Elders in Film for Spring 2021 now will be asynchronous to allow more flexibility. This upper-level gerontology elective explores the ways that films reflect and create social constructs for later life, and examines the bias, stereotypes, and other limitations employed by film as a medium. This course is designed to be engaging, insightful, and interactive- and students will be invited to help select the intersectional aging films for viewing and analysis in the course! GT 411 is a great option for students who are working toward the Gerontology Certificate or will be working with elder populations in future career paths. Because it provides perspective on the stereotypes prevalent and often ignored in society regarding the aging process and older adults, it is suited to a wide range of potential majors.

If you have any questions, please contact the instructor for the course, Karen Austin at

* How can you reduce your carbon footprint?

Carbon Dioxide (CO2) is one of the notorious greenhouse gases that give rise to climate change. The United States has one of the highest average carbon footprints per person, leading with 16 tons over the global average of nearly 4 tons.

Why is it important?
With the issue of climate change, conservation, and the countdown for the world to achieve zero emissions, people are starting to build more sustainable lifestyles. Understanding the concept of carbon footprints is a crucial step towards achieving that lifestyle.

Learn more about how you can reduce your carbon footprint in the attached Newsletter.
After you read the newsletter: Take this survey:

Article by Student Cecilia Thon.

* Winter Intersession Courses

There is still time to register for Winter Intersession courses. The online courses run December 10, 2020 to January 15, 2021, and students may take up to two courses. For registration and payment deadlines and information, visit the Registrar area.

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




* David Unger Publishes Open Access Paper on the Stress Analysis of a Slotted Plate

David J. Unger, professor of mechanical and civil engineering, publishes a paper titled, "Antiplane Point Load Solution for a Linear Slot with Rounded Ends," in the Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Materials. The paper may be accessed at the following website:

* Robert Dion Helps Prepare Report on Lead Poisoning in Indiana

Robert Dion, of the Department of Law, Politics, and Society, recently participated in the preparation of a major report on the civil rights implications of lead poisoning in the state of Indiana. That report, entitled "Environmental Injustice: Lead Poisoning in Indiana," was formally presented at a meeting of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights in Washington, D.C.

The work is the result of a series of fact-finding hearings held across the state by members of the Indiana State Advisory Committee (SAC) to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights. Professor Dion, who was the longtime chairperson of the local civil rights agency, the Evansville-Vanderburgh County Human Relations Commission, received a federal appointment to the Indiana State Advisory Committee in 2014.

Those interested in reading the report and seeing its recommendations may read it here:



* Frederking Posts 20-point Effort against Prairie View A&M

Senior Noah Frederking had his best game in over two years, recording 20 points in a close 64-61 loss to Prairie View A&M on Friday afternoon in the Wade Houston Tipoff Classic inside the KFC Yum! Center.

Frederking connected on six shots and drained all five free throws for the Purple Aces (0-2).  Shamar Givance followed up his season-opening tally of 10 points by recording 13.  Trey Hall and Evan Kuhlman scored 8 and 7 points, respectively.  Hall tied for the game high with eight rebounds.

“In this situation, these non-conference games are almost like practice exams.  You find out a lot about your teammates, try to solve problems and have to grow through the games more than anything,” Aces head coach Todd Lickliter said.  “We’re going to have some growing pains; it is hard because you are competitive and want to get the win, but this experience has been good for us.  This was a healthy, safe environment where you could coach while you are out there.  We think we have enough to compete and play well in our league, but we just need to continue to develop.”

The improvement from the season opener was evident with the Aces becoming more acclimated to playing as a team while also facing live competition again.

“We played leaps and bounds better than we did two days ago,” Frederking commented.  “That was very encouraging.  We’re getting there and getting better.  We just need to play better as a team.  “

UE had a perfect start to the contest as it knocked down its first six attempts of the day to grab a 16-6 lead.  After Noah Frederking hit a basket on the first possession, Shamar Givance and Evan Kuhlman drilled back-to-back triples.

Two more triples courtesy of Hall and Frederking capped off the opening moments.  The Panthers (1-1) quickly fought back, using an 11-1 stretch to tie the game at 17-17 with under 11 minutes left in the half.  Iyen Enaruna got his team back on track with a drive to the basket before Hall converted an and-one to complete a 5-0 run that put Evansville back in front.

Prairie View A&M countered with six in a row as they took their first lead of the day at 23-22 on a Dewayne Cox layup at the 6:32 mark.  Facing their first deficit of the afternoon, the Aces put together another nice run – reeling off seven in a row.  Enaruna added three tallies before an Alex Matthews field goal pushed the lead to six points – 29-23 – inside of the 4-minute mark.

Back-and-forth action continued with a Panther run that gave them their second lead of the day at 32-31 with 1:11 on the clock, but just as they did on Wednesday, the Aces finished the first half with a triple with Frederking sending his team to the break with a 34-32 edge.

In the opening minutes of the second half, neither team could reach its offensive groove, combining to hit 2 of their first 12 shots.  Prairie View was able to tie the game up at 36 with 14 minutes remaining, but it was Gage Bobe giving his team the lead on the other end.  The first basket of his college career gave Evansville a 38-36 lead.

As the final 20 minutes reached the halfway point, the Panthers put together another rally, hitting six out of seven attempts to grab a 51-49 lead inside of the 9-minute mark.  Their rally continued with a 10-0 stretch that pushed the lead to nine points with 3:58 on the clock.  Evansville missed five shots while turning it over three times.

Trailing by seven at the 2-minute mark, the Aces never gave up.  With 16 ticks remaining, a triple by Frederking cut the deficit to three.  Two missed Panther free throws gave the ball back to the Aces with a chance to tie.  Evansville had an open lock at the game-tying basket, but came up just short.

D’Rell Roberts paced the Prairie View squad with 15 points while Jawaun Daniels added 13.  PVAMU shot 40.4% with the Aces finishing the day at 35.7%.  The battle of the boards saw the Panthers finish with a 42-40 edge.

Next up for the Aces is a trip to UT Martin on Dec. 2 for a 7 p.m. contest.

* Men's Basketball Game Versus IUPUI Moved to Next Season

The University of Evansville men’s basketball game that was set for Sunday, December 6 has been canceled and will now be played next season.  It was moved due to IUPUI just completing a COVID-related quarantine.


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