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Wednesday, January 21, 2015

* Weinbach Avenue Water Outage and Boil Advisory

On Thursday, beginning at 8 am, and lasting no more than 8 hours, there will be a water outage on Weinbach from Walnut to the Lloyd. This is necessary for the contractors working on the cloverleaf project to tie in a new water line on Division St.

Properties affected will include Lambda Chi, Sig Ep and Weinbach Apartments (the Townhouses and North Hall both feed from other lines and will not be affected). Please note - The shutting of the valves could and probably will cause sprinkler alarms to sound in properties in this area that have them.

You may want to shower the night before, as lines will be dead for the majority of the day on Thursday. This will not affect heat to Weinbach Apartments.

Afterwards, there will be a boil advisory associated with the completion of this work. It generally takes two days for a tie-in to pass the test, so this means at least through Friday if they get the first sample taken on Thursday.

During a boil advisory, you should boil tap water vigorously for at least five minutes prior to using it for drinking or cooking. This includes water used for brushing teeth, making ice, washing raw foods, preparation of drinks, and water for pets. Wait for the water to cool before using it, or store it in the refrigerator in a clean container. Boiling removes harmful bacteria in the water that may cause illness. You should throw away ice made during the time the advisory or notice was issued, as freezing does not kill bacteria. Another option would be to use bottled water during the boil advisory.

For more information on a boil advisory, visit the Evansville and Vanderburgh County Boil Advisory website at or the FAQ section at

* Front Oval Drive Closed Friday, January 23

This coming Friday - January 23 - the front oval drive will be closed until 9 a.m., because of Davidson Scholarship Day. Thank you for your cooperation!


What's Happening Today

* Winter Jam Concert Tour Sign-Up at 9:30 PM Mass Tonight

Fr. Godfrey Mullen, OSB from St. Benedict Cathedral will preside at tonight's 9:30 pm Mass in Neu Chapel. Sign-up sheets to participate at both "An Evening of Service" on Tues., Jan. 27 from 5:30-7:30 p.m.; and the "Winter Jam Concert Tour" on Thurs., Jan. 29 will be available. Can't make it, but want to participate? Call/ text Kristel at 812-760-8610 or email her at kr53. 

* I-House: Lebanon

This week's presentation is going to be presented by Nour Amhez! She is from Lebanon and can't wait to tell everyone about her country. Her major is Nutrition and Dietetics with a Minor Psychology.

One of her favorite hobbies is swimming. Her favorite part of being at UE is the time that she spends with people on campus, with her friends that she met since she came here and the memories that are being built day by day which she will be carrying with her back home right after the end of this semester. So everyone come on out this Wednesday at 7 p.m. upstairs in Ridgway!

* Employee Wellness Nurse on Campus

The employee wellness nurse will be in Olmsted lobby on Wednesday, Jan. 21, from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. 

* Phi Alpha Theta History Calendars Are On Sale Now

Phi Alpha Theta, the History Honor Society, will be selling "History Goes to the Movies" 2015 calendars in the lobby of Ridgway Student Center from 11 am-5 pm on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. The calendars are $10 (cash or check) and feature UE faculty and administrators as famous characters from film. Purchasing a calendar is a great way to support student research here at UE! Contact Rebecca Denne (rd97) for more information. 

* Summer 2015 Dominican Republic Study Abroad Informational Meeting

There will be an informational meeting on January 21 at 7:00 pm in Room 240 in Graves Hall to provide information and answer questions concerning the 15-day, 3 credit hour Dominican Republic study abroad course offering (ID 380). Three UE faculty (Jerrilee LaMar, John Layer, & Rick Deer) will co-teach the multidisciplinary student team in this applied process development experiential course conducted in Santiago, Dominican Republic. Students will get an opportunity to assist the people of the Dominican Republic in enhancing a planned medical clinic process while collaborating with an international client and local residents. Please contact one of the above faculty if you are interested but will not be able to attend the meeting. 

* Library display on storm water quality - check it out!

One person CAN make a difference! See how you can help improve our rivers and streams in Bower-Surheinrich Library - display case behind circulation desk. Also, check out the UE Storm Water webpage at


Upcoming Events

* Ladies in Pink Auditions

UE's female a Capella group, Ladies In Pink, will be holding auditions for new members on Saturday, January 24 from 10am-12pm. If you love to sing, come on out and share your voice with us! We will be meeting in Krannert 142. 

* Calling All Intellectuals: Nerd Wars is Set for Tuesday, February 17th!

The Honors Program is hosting Nerd Wars trivia night on Tuesday, February 17 at 7 pm in Eykamp Hall, Ridgway University Center. Teams of five consisting of students, faculty, administrators, and staff will battle in a competition of wit while enjoying pizza, popcorn, and soda. The winning student team and the winning faculty/administrator/staff team will receive $25 MasterCard/VISA gift cards. Registration materials can be picked up in the Powell Honors Lounge, from Jayme Williams in Koch 238, or can be done online by clicking here

Entry fee is $5.00 per person.

Those who are unable to compose a team of five may still register and will be matched to make a team. The registration deadline is January 28. Any questions can be emailed to Matthew at mb338

* Employee Healthy Lifestyle Challenge Scheduled

The spring Healthy Lifestyle Challenge is January 25 - March 28. Complete rules are available in AceLink>Wellness>Healthy Lifestyle Challenge.

Top finishers will receive a $50 gift card. HRA subscribers will earn $150 credit if not previously earned.

Pick up your pocket-sized log from the wellness nurse January 21, 28, or Feb. 4. 8 weeks of data are required, so you must begin by Feb. 1. 

* Religious Diversity Dialogues Start This Week

In order to better understand the religious needs of the UE community, the Offices of Diversity and Equity, Religious Life, and International Programs have scheduled a series of Religious Diversity Dialogues in January and February. All members of the campus community are invited to attend a one-hour informational discussion by selecting the session that best identifies his/her religious affiliation. For example, if your religious affiliation is Jewish, you would attend the January 29 session; if you consider yourself spiritual, but not religious, you would attend the February 19 session, and so on. Your input is important and will help us understand how best to serve the religious community at UE.

Please plan to attend the session that best identifies your own religious affiliation.

All sessions meet at 7:00 p.m. in Room 170 (Smythe Lecture Hall), Schroeder School of Business Building

Thursday, January 22: Eastern Religions (Hindu, Buddhist, Sikh, Tao, Shinto, Jain, Bahá’í, etc.)
Thursday, January 29: Judaism
Thursday, February 5: Christianity
Thursday, February 12: Islam
Thursday, February 19: Spiritual, but not Religious

For more information, please email:,, or 


Info You Should Know

* Like Us on Facebook - Follow Us on Twitter

For everything related to the UE Newman Club/Catholic Campus Ministry, like us on Facebook: University of Evansville Newman Catholic Student Center; or follow us on Twitter: @uenewman 

* RA Applications

Are you are interested in making a real impact in the lives of your fellow students while learning about yourself and developing your skills? If so, you should consider applying to be a Resident Assistant for the 2015-16 year.

Applications are due to the Residence Life Office by 5pm on Friday January 23!

Applications and reference materials are available in editable formats and are conveniently located on our Website at:

* Music Cognition Reading Group - Call for Participants

This semester faculty in music therapy and cognitive science are forming an informal reading group addressing topics at the intersection of music, neuroscience and psychology. The group will meet every other week (Time/Location TBD) and is open to all students and faculty. No prior knowledge is presupposed. If you are interested contact Dr. Jones at 

* Writing Center Opens Monday!

The Writing Center will be open for academic writing business on Monday, January 26, and our online calendar is now available. You can book a one-on-one session with a peer tutor by going to Acelink...Areas...Writing Center...Create an Appointment. It's that easy. Create an account if you don't already have one and we hope to see you soon! 

* Harlaxton Summer 2015

Priority application deadline for Harlaxton Summer 2015 is January 23 contact for more info. Proposed courses and applications available in Office of Study Abroad SB 261 or at

* Still Accepting Applications for the 2015 Jezreel Expedition

The Office of Study Abroad will continue to accept applications for the 2015 Jezreel Expedition in Israel as space is available after the priority deadline. The Jezreel Expedition is open to students from all majors. For more information about the archaeological dig at Jezreel, please click here

To apply or to learn more about costs, dates, and deadlines, please click here.  

* Road Trip Hosts Needed!

The Office of Admission needs current UE students who live in the residence halls to host prospective high school seniors for Road Trip February 20-22. If you are available, you can apply to host on AceLink by clicking here or by emailing Ashley Ross or Kenton Hargis or stopping by the Office of Admission, OH 104.

* Fitness Center Classes

Fitness Center classes start January 20! Classes are free for enrolled students, faculty and staff. Some of the classes offered include:
ACE Fit – This is an introductory cardio vascular class geared to helping you reach your fitness goals.
ACE Hoops – These are pickup games for students, faculty and staff. All skill levels welcome.
Big Lift Boot Camp – This focuses on compound movements that encourage the entire body.
Body Weight Ninjas – This is an introductory class that focuses on bodyweight exercise and natural movement.

The 2015 Spring Class schedule:
6:30-7:30 a.m.:
Insanity – Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday

11 a.m.-1 p.m.:
Open Swim – Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday

Noon to 1 p.m.:
ACE Fit – Monday and Wednesday
ACE Hoops – Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Butts & Gutts – Tuesday and Thursday

5:00-5:30 p.m.:
T 25 – Monday, Wednesday and Friday

5:00-6:00 p.m.:
Yoga – Monday and Wednesday
Pilates – Tuesday
Cycling - Thursday
Bodyweight Ninja – Tuesday
Big Lift Boot Camp – Thursday

6:00-7:00 p.m.:
Line Dance – Monday
Zumba – Tuesday and Wednesday
Brazilian Dance – Thursday
Water Aerobics – Tuesday

7:00-9:00 p.m.:
Open Swim – Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday

* Apply to be an International Orientation Leader (IOL)!

The Office of Cultural Engagement is hiring new International Orientation Leaders. We're looking for responsible, caring, and flexible student leaders who are up to the challenge of welcoming new international students to UE's campus this fall! This is a great opportunity for you to develop leadership skills and gain valuable global experience to add to your resume.

Pick up an application in the Cultural Engagement Office (2nd Floor Ridgway, back of Student Life Suite) or access the application online here

Applications are due February 6th to the Cultural Engagement Office. Email with any questions. 

* Sport Psychology and the Olympics Harlaxton Summer 2015

EXSS 451 Sport Psychology and the London Olympics will be offered during the 5-week summer session this year. The class will visit many of the London Olympic sites, plus the British Olympic Training Center and Wimbledon tennis stadium. Other activities such as attending a cricket game in Nottingham and an English premier league soccer stadium will be included. If you are interested, please contact the Harlaxton Study Abroad Office. Deposits are already being taken. 



* Dion Appointed to Serve on Indiana State Advisory Committee by US Commission on Civil Rights

Dr. Robert Dion, chairperson of the Department of Law, Politics, and Society has been appointed to serve a two-year term on the Indiana State Advisory Committee by the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights. Since 2004, he has chaired the Evansville-Vanderburgh County Human Relations Commission, which acts as the local civil rights enforcement agency.

* Kathleen Murphy Has Book Chapter Included in Music Therapy Handbook

Kathleen Murphy, assistant professor of music therapy, has a book chapter included in the Music Therapy Handbook. The handbook, edited by Barbara Wheeler, provides a comprehensive overview of contemporary music therapy practice. Murphy's chapter focuses on music therapy practice in treatment for substance dependence. 

* Cirino Elected to Hemingway Society Board

Mark Cirino, associate professor of English, was elected to the board of directors of the Ernest Hemingway Society, an international organization devoted to the study of Hemingway's life and works. Cirino will serve a three-year term, to expire in 2018. 



* UE to wrap up season series against Loyola

Just two weeks after facing off at the Ford Center, the University of Evansville is set to take on Loyola once again on Wednesday evening at Gentile Arena in Chicago. Tip is at 7 p.m.

No. 13 Wichita State earned a 61-41 win over the Purple Aces on Saturday afternoon at the Ford Center. D.J. Balentine paced the Aces with 16 points while Egidijus Mockevicius notched eight rebounds. Evansville’s offense struggled to find its groove against the Shockers; UE shot 30%, its lowest output at the Ford Center while the 41 points were the least at home since 2002.

Evansville was voted 13th in this week’s Mid-Major Top 25 poll by The Aces were one of three Missouri Valley Conference teams to make the list joining Wichita State (2nd) and UNI (3rd). Other UE opponents in the rankings include Green Bay (5th), Murray State (8th) and Belmont (20th).

For the first time since the 1998-99 season, the Purple Aces have won back-to-back road conference games by earning road triumphs at Bradley and Missouri State. In February of 1999, UE earned three-straight MVC road decisions, taking down Wichita State, Missouri State and Indiana State in February of that year.

This season, the Purple Aces are a perfect 6-0 when holding the opposition to 60 points or fewer. Since the start of the 2012-13 season, UE is 19-3 when the opponent fails to hit the
60-point mark and is 70-16 since the 2002-03 season when doing the same.

Head coach Marty Simmons has passed three important milestones in his college coaching career as his record at UE. At the end of the 2013-14 season, Simmons won his 100th game with the university and 200th overall as a head coach. With the win at Missouri State on Jan. 14, he also passed Dick Walters for fourth on the all-time UE coaching list.

D.J. Balentine is 13th in the nation in scoring and has registered double figures in all but one of UE’s games in 2014-15. Balentine rebounded from 7 points at Missouri State with a team-best 16 versus Wichita State. Since hitting 15 out of 31 attempts against Loyola and Bradley, he has gone 8-29 since. Despite going 2-12 from the field at Missouri State, Balentine made his last shot count as it proved to be the game winner. His unbelievable scoring streak, which dates back to the beginning of last season, has seen him record 10 or more points in 48 out of 51 games.

Loyola enters Wednesday’s tilt against the Purple Aces with a 13-5 mark and 3-3 in the Valley. The Ramblers are coming off of a 59-52 defeat to SIU on Sunday in Carbondale. In the first meeting this season, the Ramblers hit a bucket at the buzzer to earn a 71-70 win at the Ford Center. Christian Thomas, who led LUC with 16 points in the win over the Aces, was the top scorer against SIU with 15; Thomas’ season average is a team-best 12.8 PPG. Milton Doyle is just behind Thomas with 11.5 points; he leads the Ramblers with 72 assists on the season.

* Aces Guard Khristian Hart Named MVC Player of the Week

Evansville women’s basketball player Khristian Hart was named Missouri Valley Conference Player of the Week on Monday afternoon.

Hart led the Aces (10-7, 5-1) to three wins this week by averaging 18.3 points, 3.0 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 1.7 steals per game.

“It was an honor being nominated, let alone being selected as the MVC Player of the Week,” said Hart. “But none of this would have been possible without the help of my teammates and encouragement from my coaches! We have been preparing extremely hard for each opponent, and have all been challenged to step up and contribute each game. I’m just fulfilling my role on this Aces team.”

Hart guided UE to a 40-point win over Bradley on Jan.12, the largest margin of victory for Evansville in league play since joining the MVC for the 1994-95 season. Hart had 12 points in the game on 5-for-8 shooting while going 2-for-3 beyond the arc. The Evansville native also tallied 24 points off the bench in a win at Illinois State on Jan. 16. Hart tied a season-high by making nine field goals in 13 chances including a 4-for-6 mark on three-point field goals. Hart then capped the weekend with another 19 points off the bench in a road win at Southern Illinois on Jan. 18. Hart scored 14 of those points in the first half, finished 7-for-12 in the game and 4-for-6 beyond the arc in another win.

“We are happy for K-Hart,” said UE head coach Oties Epps. “She had a great week for us. Her hard work is paying off. We feel that she is very capable of putting up these type of numbers every night.”

Hart’s .536 field goal percentage is second in the league and trails only teammate Sasha Robinson (.677). Her .571 three-point field-goal percentage is third most in the league.

Hart is also averaging 2.0 steals per game in the Valley, which is 8th highest. Her 15.0 points per game in League play are ninth most in the MVC.

Evansville will put their 6-0 home mark and 10-game home winning streak on the line on Friday, Jan. 23 when the Aces host Northern Iowa at the Ford Center at 7:00 p.m.

Tickets can be purchased over the phone at 812-488-ACES (2237), in person at either the Carson Center or Ford Center ticket office, or online via


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