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Friday, August 29, 2014

What's Happening Today

* First Friday Event

The Student Activities Board and Greek Life will be hosting the First Friday Event on August. 29th. Starting at 7:00 pm, Greek Life organizations will be hosting fun inflateable games with carnival-style food on the front lawn of Ridgway University Center. At 9:00 pm, the Student Activities Board will host comedian Jen Kober for an hour of laughs in Eykamp Hall. These events are free to students with a current ID. 

* Free Snow Cones!

Student Christian Fellowship will be giving out FREE snow cones outside of Ridgway University Center this Friday, August. 29 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. 

* Purple Friday T-shirt Exchange!

On Friday, August 29, the first 50 students and first 25 faculty and staff to bring a shirt from a different university or college will get a free UE t-shirt. (All shirts received will be donated to the United Caring Shelter.) Bring your shirt to the Ridgway University Center Lobby, next to the Information Desk from 2-5 p.m.

Every Friday is Purple Friday at UE




Upcoming Events

* Organization Fair and Picnic

This year, the Student Organization Fair and picnic will be held on Friday, September 5th from 4-7 pm. Weather permitting, it will be on the brick walkway from the library to Ridgway University Center. The fair will be in Eykamp Hall in Ridgway and picnic in Cafe Court as a rain or heat location. All are welcomed to attennd. Those not on a meal plan will be able to eat for free. 

* Announcing UE Beverage Suppliers for Employees

RC Beverage Company is sponsoring a promotional sampling event on the UE campus for employees on Wednesday, September 3 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. This is an opportunity to sample RC beverages and provide feedback on the products that you would like to see in the vending machines in or near by the building that you work in. Be sure to complete a quick beverage survey/drawing slip for a chance at winning one of the promotional items being given away at the end of the event. Look for the RC canopy.

Wednesday, September 3, 11:00 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Outside on the Memorial Plaza behind Olmsted Hall
(Rain location - inside Ridgway University Center)

* University Worship this Sunday in Neu Chapel

The campus community is invited to attend University Worship this Sunday in Neu Chapel at 10:30 a.m. Join us for some rockin' good music, Christian community and a message that speaks of "Getting a Life and Losing It." All are welcome! As always, Donut Bank donut balls and coffee are available at 10:00 a.m. and following the service! 

* Calling all Flag Football Officials!

The Intramural Department is looking for flag football officials for the upcoming season (Sept. 8-Oct. 3). There will be officials training sessions on Sunday, August 31 from 6:30 pm-8:00 pm and Monday, September 1 from 7:00 pm-9:00 pm. Training sessions will take place in Carson Center Room 113. Those interested must attend both sessions. If you are interested but cannot attend the sessions, please contact Seth Woodason (sw227) or ext. 2794. If you need on campus work ($8-10/hr) and enjoy sports, come work for the Intramural Department! 

* Looking for an on-campus job? Check out the Intramural Dept!

The Intramural Department will be hosting an information session on Sunday, August 31 from 6 pm-6:30 pm in Carson Center Room 113. You can earn between $8-$10 per hour officiating, score keeping, or doing administrative work for Intramurals. Students interested in officiating or score keeping Flag Football are encouraged to attend. Contact Seth Woodason at, at ext. 2794, or stop by the Fitness Center for any questions you have! 

* Visit UE: Admission Open House- September 6!

The Office of Admission is hosting an Open House on Saturday, September 6. If you have family members, friends, or neighbors who could benefit from a visit to campus, please encourage them to attend. They will join other prospective students from around the country in visiting with faculty members, learning about study abroad programs, discussing scholarship opportunities, touring campus including residence halls and enjoying lunch on campus. They can register online at or by calling the Office of Admission at 800-423-8633, ext. 2468.

* Robin Sager to Speak at September Andiron Lecture

The University of Evansville’s annual Andiron Lecture Series begins September 3 with UE Assistant Professor of History Robin Sager speaking on “A Kind of Hell Upon Earth: Marital Cruelty in Antebellum America.” All the lectures are at 4 p.m. in Room 252 in Eykamp Hall in Ridgway University Center on UE’s campus. A social hour with beverages precedes each lecture at 3:45 p.m. All the lectures are all free and open to the public.

Sager earned a PhD in history, an MA in history, and a certification in women, gender, and sexuality studies from Rice University. She is currently revising a book manuscript for publication, tentatively titled Excesses and Outrages: Marital Cruelty in Antebellum America. Her research and teaching has been supported by the National Endowment for the
Humanities, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and the Wisconsin Historical Society, among others. In addition, her work has appeared within the Maryland Historical Magazine, The Southern Quarterly, and Teaching and Studying the Americas.

Despite reformist efforts, domestic violence retains its position as one of the world’s most stubborn and pervasive social ills. Looking for answers,various scholars have investigated numerous causes for domestic discord,including economic stressors, gender role imbalances, and the use of mind-altering substances. Continuing in this intellectual tradition, Sager's lecture will examine how communities across mid-nineteenth-century Virginia, Texas, and Wisconsin understood and defined possible situations of marital cruelty perpetrated by both husbands and wives. Divorce records from these three locations allow us to explore antebellum discourses regarding marriage and violence while also describing how cruelty actually occurred in homes across the United States.


Info You Should Know

* Join the UE Men's Chorus!

Do you love to sing? Are you a guy? Join the UE Men’s Chorus! The Men’s Chorus provides University of Evansville men the great tradition of all male chorus singing. The Men’s Chorus rehearses Monday and Wednesday afternoons from 4:00 – 4:50 in Wheeler Concert Hall. If you are interested, contact Dennis Malfatti, Director of Choral Activities at or at extension 2879. Come Sing With Us! 

* Free Otters Tickets

The Center for Student Engagement has free Otters tickets for the UE community to enjoy for this weekend. Transportation will be provided on Saturday at 6:20 for the 6:35 p.m. home game at Bosse Field. Please show a UE ID to the Center for Student Engagement for a free ticket, plus one guest, if needed. 

* Meal Plan Changes

Students are able to adjust their meal plans for the fall until Wednesday, September 3 at 5:00 p.m. Adjustments can be made by going to the Dining section of the Residence Life website.

* Applications being accepted to the Teacher Education Program

The School of Education is accepting applications to the Teacher Education program. Education majors planning to do their internship during the Spring 2015 or Fall 2015 semesters need to apply this semester for the Teacher Education program. Internships are not possible unless students have been admitted the program. Applications are due by September 15, 2014.

To apply, go to the School of Education page on AceLink. Admission requirements, procedures and guidelines are listed on this page also. Submit your portfolio by October 15 and sign up for your interview by October 16. Interviews will be held October 27, 28, and 29. If you have questions, please visit the School of Education Office or contact your education advisor.

* Interested in Working for the Office of Admission?

Interested in working for the Office of Admission? The Office of Admission is looking for several students to work in the office this year. We are looking for energetic, friendly, customer service oriented students to call prospective students and assist the admission counselors with student interaction. Hours will primarily be in the evening with some later afternoon hours. An application and interview is required for this position. An interview will be scheduled once your application is reviewed. If you are interested in applying for one of these positions, please complete the Admission Student Worker Application that can be downloaded online. You can contact Catie Taylor ( in the Office of Admission with questions or for additional information. 

* USPS and UPS Closed September 1 for Labor Day

Mail or packages will not be delivered or sent on Labor Day - September 1 - so please plan accordingly to make sure your deadlines and business goals are met.

If you have questions please contact Mail Services at 812-488-2197 or email

* Printing at the Library

Student printing at UE Libraries is now part of the campus-wide PAPERCUT system coordinated by Office of Technology Services. Three printers are available on Level 1 one of which offers color printouts. A color printer was funded by Student Government last academic year. Printing charges corresponds with campus-wide pricing (i.e., Monochrome at 5 cents; Monochrome Duplex at 8 cents; Color at 10 cents; Color Duplex at 18 cents). Refer your questions to OTS and UE Libraries. 

* Help Protect Oscar the Otter - take the Stormwater Awareness Survey and Find Out How...

Click on the following link to find out about UE's stormwater program, and how you can help protect our rivers and streams. 

If you have any questions, call ext. 2597.

Thank you!



* Donnie Dunville Celebrates 40 years at UE

Physical Plant Maintenance Technician Donnie Dunville celebrates his 40th anniversary at UE this week. Donnie began his employment and service with the University on August 26, 1974. Over the years Donnie has worked in every building on campus. He currently is assigned to Morton, Brentano and Moore Halls. In addition to working for the University, Donnie donates his free time to many campus and community organizations. Congratulations Donnie and Thank You! 

* Creative Writing Majors Published in New Anthology

Creative writing majors Jane Friedman ‘98, Johanna Gohmann ’98, and Jessica Russell-Pope ’13, have all had essays included in a new anthology, Every Father’s Daughter, to be published in the spring of 2015 by McPherson & Company, New York.

UE Professor of Creative Writing Margaret McMullan and Columbia University Professor Phillip Lopate edited and wrote introductions for Every Father’s Daughter, a collection of personal essays about fathers written by contemporary women writers such as Nobel laureate Alice Munro and Pulitzer Prize winner Jane Smiley. Other contributors include Joyce Maynard, Ann Hood, Lee Smith, Jill McCorkle, Antonya Nelson, Bobbie Ann Mason, Jayne Anne Phillips, Alexandra Styron, and Maxine Hong Kingston.

UE creative writing major Jessica Russell-Pope ’13 also served as copyeditor for the manuscript during her senior year Independent Study with Professor McMullan.

Professor McMullan and Professor Lopate taught together in 1993, when Professor Lopate came to UE as a visiting writer. Professor Lopate currently directs the MFA program in Creative Nonfiction at Columbia University in New York. Professor McMullan is the Melvin M. Peterson Endowed Chair in Literature and Writing.

In April, Professors McMullan and Lopate will host a panel event at the AWP in Minneapolis, MN with readings from anthology contributors Joyce Maynard, Ann Hood, Jayne Anne Phillips and Jill McCorkle. 



* Aces Volleyball Treks to Belmont for Season Opener

It is tournament time for the University of Evansville volleyball team as they open up the season with the first of three non-conference tournaments at Belmont on Friday afternoon.

Over the next two days, the Purple Aces will play three matches, beginning on Friday versus Youngstown State at 4 p.m. On Saturday, UE plays two matches, taking on Kennesaw State at 12:30 p.m. before wrapping up the tournament against host Belmont at 6 p.m. The Curb Event Center on the Belmont campus will host all three matches.

Evansville returns a strong nucleus from last season, led by seniors Ashley Ring and Meaghan Holmes. Ring, a 2-time MVC Scholar-Athlete Team member, started all 29 matches last season and notched 3.40 kills per set, a total that was 4th in the league. As a junior, Ring finished with 20 double-digit kill efforts while also setting her career-high with 310 digs. Her average of 2.98 per set ranked 15th in the Valley.

Fellow senior Meaghan Holmes had her best season at UE under head coach Manolo Concepcion. Holmes finished the season with a team-high 97 blocks. That translated to an average of 0.93/set, 7th in the MVC. She also got the job done offensively, recording her top season with 191 kills.

The Aces will have several new faces after graduating one of the top senior classes in school history. Eight newcomers will look to fill the roles vacated by the seniors, including all-time UE digs leader Katie Klages and Rachel TenHoor, who had the most efficient hitting season in program history.

UE’s newcomers include: Melanie Sloneker, Tathianna Cordero, Hannah Owens, Cathy Schreiber, Grace Carter, Montana Schafer, Genesis Miranda and Lillian Rosa.

Youngstown State is the first opponent for the Aces. The Penguins are coming off of a 16-15 mark last season where they actually performed better away from home. In home matches, YSU went 5-6, but in true road outings, they finished at 8-4. The Penguins were picked to finish seventh in the Horizon League Preseason Poll.

Saturday’s first opponent will be Kennesaw State. The Owls finished 2013 with a 13-17 record under first-year head coach Keith Schunzel. Their strength was playing at home as the Owls were 10-3 as opposed to 3-14 away from home. They are expected to see slight improvement this year as they were picked to finish in a tie for 6th in the Atlantic Sun Conference Preseason Poll.

Belmont had the top mark out of the four teams participating last season as the Bruins went 19-14 overall. The Bruins were 12-4 in Ohio Valley Conference play and tied for second behind 15-1 Morehead State. The Curb Event Center proved to be a tough place to play at as Belmont was 13-3 in home contests.

Fans can following each match through live stats, which are linked above. The game versus Belmont can also be viewed on the OVC Digital Network.

* Evansville Basketball to Hold Fundraiser Aug. 30

On Saturday, August 30, the University of Evansville men’s basketball team will hold a fundraiser at Buffalo Wild Wings on Green River Road in Evansville.

All day on Saturday, present the coupon linked above to your server and 10% of your bill will go towards supporting the Aces men’s basketball program. While the coupon is good for the full day, stop by at 2:30 p.m. and join the basketball staff for a watch party as the U.S. Men’s National Team takes on Finland in the FIBA World Cup of Basketball.

Buffalo Wild Wings is located at 715 North Green River Road on the east side of Evansville. It is in the shopping plaza directly across from Eastland Mall.


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