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Tuesday, November 29, 2022

Upcoming Events

* Charles du Preez to Perform Faculty Recital

Dr. Charles du Preez will present a clarinet recital on Tuesday, November 29, at 7:30 pm in Neu Chapel. He will be accompanied on piano by Professor Anne Fiedler. Dr. du Preez will perform an eclectic mix of traditional and modern compositions, including a piece featuring an accompaniment track and visuals.
The concert is free and open to the public. You can also watch by livestream here:

Submitted by Amy Esche
* Join Us for Honors Project Presentation on Tuesday, November 29

The Honors Program invites the campus community to attend the Honors Program Project Presentation on Tuesday, November 29 at 2:00pm in Koch Center 102.

The honors project represents the culmination of the honors experience and provides an opportunity for students to explore an area about which they are passionate. The honors project may consist of a research project, thesis, or creative work.

This semester, we have one Honors Program student who will be graduating and presenting her Honors project. Alexa Markl will present on the topic, “Role of Endothelin-B Receptors on Kidney Sensory Nerves”.

We hope you will join us to hear the fantastic work that Alexa has completed for her Honors project.

Submitted by Jayme Williams
* Ace Care MOD Giveback

AceCare is the umbrella term for our three pro-bono student run programs, Ace+PT, ACErcise, and AceBuddies. Through these programs we can reach the uninsured, underinsured, homeless, and vulnerable members of our community to provide them with physical therapy care or health and wellness services that these individuals require but cannot afford. On November 30th, there will be a MOD giveback and 20% of all proceeds will go to Ace Care! I have attached the flyer for more information and please make sure you show the cashier the flyer to ensure we receive the maximum amount of proceeds!

Thank you,
Molly Watson and Maddie Scheil
Fundraising Co-Coordiantors

Submitted by Maddie Scheil
* "Within The Wild" Photography Exhibit

Keith Gehlhausen, Executive Director of Human Resources and Institutional Equity, will exhibit photographs in the Audubon State Park “Within the Wild” photography show. This exhibit, opening on November 22, will run through February 2023 and features nature in the wild locally and across the United States. Please feel free to attend the artist reception on Tuesday, November 29 at the Audubon Museum 5:00-6:15pm.

Submitted by Carol McCraney
* Art Exhibit "Reflections" in Melvin Peterson Gallery

The University of Evansville presents “Reflections”, an exhibit by Michael Warrick, on display at the Melvin Peterson Gallery through Saturday, December 10.

All are welcome to attend the reception and artist lecture on Thursday, November 17 at 6:30 PM in the Melvin Peterson Gallery.

The exhibit and reception are part of the Emerging Contemporary Artist Lecture Series sponsored by the Efroymson Family Fund and the UE Department of Art.

The hours for the Melvin Peterson Gallery are Monday 12–3pm; Tuesday 12–3pm; Wednesday 12–6pm; Thursday 12–6pm; Friday 12–3pm; and Saturday 12–3pm.

Submitted by Carol McCraney
* It's Not Too Late to Register for 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 winter break. Classes are held from December 16, 2022, through January 6, 2023. Students may take one class and register when registering for spring classes starting October 31, 2022.

For more information visit

Winter Intersession Course List:

Submitted by Paula Heldt

Info You Should Know

* Center for Career Development welcomes new staff

The Center for Career Development is excited to welcome three new staff members to our team.

Tracy Gerth, Assistant Director
Tracy's background is in education where she has taught students in all grade levels, K-12. She is excited to expand her experience to higher education and help guide UE students to find rewarding, fulfilling careers.

Adam James, Assistant Director
Adam is a 2009 alumni of the University of Evansville. He lives in Evansville with his wife, Paige, son, Lou, and dog, Betelgeuse. Prior to his role in the Center for Career Development, Adam worked in social work, sales, and owned his own business, which he sold in 2021 when his son was born. He and his family love to travel, and attend concerts, UE sporting events, and local events happening around Evansville.

Joss Torres-Edwards, Coordinator of Employer Relations
Joss earned a BS in psychology and joins Career Development after working with Easterseals Rehabilitation Center. There Joss worked in Human Resources to hire and recruit employees that worked with individuals with intellectual and physical disabilities.

Submitted by Amanda Wood
* TIAA Educational Webinar for UE Employees

The financial knowledge to help plan for whatever life brings

Join University of Evansville's Plan Consultant, Tom Loftus from PlanPilot and TIAA Sr. Financial

Consultant, Michael Dooley, as they highlight recent retirement plan enhancements

The webinar will highlight changes within the retirement plans:

  • Investment menu updates
  • Addition of the Roth contribution option
  • Addition of the online salary deferral agreement

There will be time for Questions & Answers, so be sure to attend!

Join us for a webinar online Wednesday, November 30th from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. CT

Submitted by Lori LeDuc
* Bike Race Informational Meeting

Bike Race 2023 is right around the corner! The Intramural Department and Fitness Center is excited to present the annual Bike Race again this year to the students, faculty, and staff of the University of Evansville.
The Bike Race will take place in late April, but training for the race starts right after Christmas Break!
If you're interested in learning more about Bike Race or how you can be involved with the event, there will be an informational meeting on Thursday, December 1st at 6:00pm inside the lobby of the Fitness Center. The meeting will be brief but will answer many of your questions about what bike race is, how to properly check out and ride a "bike race bike" and many other details pertaining to the event. If you have any questions feel free to ask Drew @ah519 or stop by the fitness center with your questions.

Submitted by Drew Hawkins
* Winter Housing - Residence Halls

Residence Hall Students - do you need a place to stay this winter? The residence life office has limited winter housing available. Only students participating in official University functions or with approved reasons will be considered for winter housing.

Students approved for winter housing may be assigned a temporary room in another housing facility and may not have access to their permanent rooms during winter break. Approvals are subject to room availability. Students are charged a flat fee of $400 for winter housing. Dining services will be closed from December 16, 2022 – January 8, 2023.

Students seeking winter housing must submit a Winter Housing Request Form by December 2, 2022, available through this link -

Submitted by Brian Conner
* Spring Meal Plan Changes

Students can adjust meal plans for the Spring semester until Friday, January 13, 2023 at 5:00 p.m.

Adjust your meal plan online.

Submitted by Brian Conner


* Journal Article Published

Kevin Jordan, associate professor of psychology, has published an article in the Elsevier journal International Journal of Psychophysiology, an interdisciplinary journal that aims to integrate the neurosciences and behavioral sciences. Entitled "Adaptation to social-evaluative threat: Effects of repeated acceptance and status stressors on cardiovascular reactivity," the article presents experimental findings on the effects of multiple exposures to evaluative threats on blood pressure and heart rate reactivity.

You can view the article

Submitted by Brenda Miller
* Congratulations to Dr. Pallav Bera from the School of Engineering and Computer Science on his recent publication

Congratulations to Dr. Pallav Bera, Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering from the School of Engineering and Computer Science on the publication of his research work titled “Detection of High Impedance Faults in Microgrids using Machine Learning”, published by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). This work was presented at the 2022 IEEE Green Energy and Smart System Systems (IGESSC) conference.

Dr. Bera used Machine Learning (ML) based models for the protection of the distribution line connecting a wind farm in a microgrid. Internal faults are distinguished from external faults with CT saturation. The internal faults include the high impedance faults (HIFs) which have very low currents and test the dependability of the conventional relays. The results show that ML-based models can effectively distinguish faults and other transients and help maintain the security and dependability of the microgrid operation.

P. K. Bera, V. Kumar, S. R. Pani and V. Bargate, "Detection of High Impedance Faults in Microgrids using Machine Learning," 2022 IEEE Green Energy and Smart System Systems (IGESSC), 2022, pp. 1-5, doi: 10.1109/IGESSC55810.2022.9955330.

Submitted by Suresh Immanuel
* Professor Emeritus David Unger Publishes Technical Article

Dr. David J. Unger, Professor Emeritus of Mechanical and Civil Engineering, has published the article: "The Modified Generalized Tresca Yield Condition with Application to Mode I Perfectly Plastic Crack Problems," in the journal ZAMP (Journal for Applied Mathematics and Physics), Z. Angew. Math. Phys. 74:1 (2023), pp 1-11. The author is pleased that his contribution has been chosen by this journal as its lead article for 2023.

Submitted by David J. Unger

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