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Thursday, August 27, 2015

What's Happening Today

* UE Wind Ensemble Auditions

2015-2016 UE Wind Ensemble Auditions are planned for this week.

Woodwinds/Brass Audition
Thursday, August 27
3:00-10:00 pm
Room 103, Fine Arts Building

A sign-up sheet is available on the UE Bands bulletin board (across from FA 103)

Excerpts are available at:

The audition will consist of prepared excerpts, scales, and sight-reading.

Please note: Wind Ensemble will not meet on Thursday, August 27, due to auditions.

First rehearsal will be Tuesday, September 1.

* Mt. Dew Black Label Sampling

Pepsi Beverages Company is sponsoring a promotional sampling event on UE campus on Thursday, August 27, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. This is an opportunity to sample “Mt. Dew Black Label” that is only available on college and university campuses. What is Mt. Dew Black Label? It is a juicy dark berry punch crafted with herbal bitters and real sugar. It is described as having a mysterious and intense berry flavor. Be sure to try a sample on Thursday!

Thursday, August 27, 11:00 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Outside of Ridgway University Center near the Graves Hall bike rack


Upcoming Events

* Sign Up for Day of Caring

Each year UE supports United Way by allowing employees to volunteer during business hours on the United Way Day of Caring. This year it is Friday, September 11 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. UE employees who are interested in participating are asked to complete the volunteer form. Employees DO need supervisor approval, but are not required to take leave time to participate. UE employees will be volunteering this year at Wesselman Woods on several projects. UE has been a proud leader in Day of Caring participation in past years.

All Day of Caring workers are invited to an early morning breakfast and program at the Old National Events Plaza in downtown Evansville before you start work from 7 a.m. – 8:45 a.m. Wesselman Woods and United Way greatly appreciate your time, hard work, and willingness to serve our community. Thank you!

Please fill out the volunteer form (pdf) and return it to Brian Conner in Ridgway University Center Room 229 by August 31 (if you want to be able to choose your T-shirt size) and no later than September 4 (your choice of T-shirt size cannot be guaranteed after the 22nd). Questions? Contact Brian Conner at ext. 1107 or bc32. 

* University Worship this Sunday, Later Time in Neu Chapel, 11:00 AM!

Here am I... Send Me.Sleep in and still make it to church! You asked for it and we did it! University Worship is now scheduled for a later time on Sunday morning. Join us at 11:00 a.m. in Neu Chapel as we ask the question, "Who do you follow." All are welcome! As always, Donut Bank donut balls and coffee are available before and after the service. 

* New Year. New Time. #NeuDirections Sundays at 4 PM

Let inward love guide every deed; by this we worship, and are freed.New worship experience for students this year -- Sundays at 4:00 p.m. in Neu Chapel! Sleep in and still attend worship! Everyone is invited and everyone is welcome! Students who feel called to lead in some way are especially encouraged to attend. The service will last about 45 minutes. Come and experience the possibilities of praise and worship! 

* UE Theatre Announces Child Auditions for Big Fish

The University of Evansville of Evansville Department of Theatre is holding auditions, 7 p.m., Monday, August 31, for two males, between the ages of 8 and 13, for their upcoming musical production of Big Fish. Auditions will be held in the May Studio Theatre on the University of Evansville campus.

Actors should prepare any song of their choice, bring sheet music for live accompaniment, and be prepared to read from the script. Actors should be available for some evening rehearsals, beginning mid- October and all performances, November 13 through 22.

Big Fish, book by John August, music and Lyrics by Andrew Lippa, is based on the novel Big Fish, by Daniel Wallace, and the Columbia Pictures Film. R. Scott Lank directs the production, with musical direction by Gregory B. Rike, and choreography by Ricki Newman. Set in the Deep South, this family-friendly, heart-warming, and fantastical musical is centered on Edward Bloom, a traveling salesman who possesses a strong desire to be a hero, both to himself and his son. His penchant for spinning tall tales and elaborate daydreams is solely to convince himself there is meaning and purpose to his ordinary life. This musical’s moving score honors the age-old art of storytelling by invoking the sense that imagination can transform even the humblest man’s life story into an unforgettable epic adventure.

To sign up for auditions, please call Sharla Cowden at 812.488.2747 or send an email to

* Fall Health Screenings

Employee annual health screenings are September 15, 16, and 17 in Eykamp Hall in Ridgway University Center. Employees can only schedule their appointments for Health Screenings on Acelink. Schedule up to 2 appointments (employee+ spouse) when you sign in to AceLink. There is a recommendation for a 12 hour fast because triglycerides are included with the blood fat/cholesterol testing. However, please arrive with no less than an 8-hour fast. Hydration is important when fasting, water and black coffee are allowed prior to testing.

Questions? Email

* Student Christian Fellowship FOCUS: Friday Night Worship

All are welcome to come to the Friday Night Worship session of SCF to fellowship and learn more about Jesus! Meet in the Neu Chapel basement at 6:30 pm every Friday. 


Info You Should Know

* Fall Meal Plan Changes

Students are able to adjust their meal plans for the fall semester until Wednesday, September 2 at 5:00 p.m. The link to request a meal plan change is here.


* 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, please download, print, and complete the Admission Student Caller Application. You can contact Catie Taylor ( in the Office of Admission with questions or for additional information.

* UE's Environmental Policy

This is the first in a series of communications about UE’s Environmental Management System (EMS). It is important for you to be aware of the EMS and to understand your role in supporting it and helping to implement it where appropriate. The item covered in this memo is UE’s Environmental Policy.

UE’s Environmental Policy, which was approved by President Thomas Kazee, is the foundation for UE’s EMS. The entire Policy can be summarized by the following slogan:
Ride the “C R E S T”

C = Continuous Improvement:
To enhance the effectiveness of the Environmental Management System by evaluating, correcting, and providing periodic executive review.

R = Reduce, Reuse, Recycle:
To employ processes, practices, materials or products that produce less waste and/or avoid and reduce pollution. This may include process changes, efficient use of resources, material substitutions and recycling.

E = Environmental Compliance:
The foundation of the University’s Environmental Policy and the Environmental Management System is to meet and maintain compliance with applicable laws and regulations.

S = Sustainability:
To simultaneously meet current environmental and community needs, and to ensure that the needs of future generations are considered.

T = Training and Education:
To provide appropriate training to all employees and students to promote awareness of and competent participation in our environmental programs and procedures, an understanding of the environmental impacts of their work and activities, knowledge of their roles and responsibilities in support of our Environmental Management System, and the potential consequences of departure from specified procedures.

For additional information, or if you’ve got any questions, comments or suggestions, please contact Jan Schrader, Manager Risk and Environmental Management at js652 or 2697.

You can find additional information in AceLink/Areas/Environmental Management, and on Facebook – UE Department of Environmental Management

* Test your knowledge - take the UE Storm Water Survey

Click on this link to find out about UE's storm water program, and how you can help protect our rivers and streams. 
If you have any questions, call ext. 2597.

* How Was Move-In?

The Residence Life Staff hopes your move-in experience was pleasant.

Please fill out this quick questionnaire about your move-in experience so that we can fine tune our processes for next year.

Here is a link to the survey: 

* Dining Services Newsletter

Take a look at the August Dining Services Newsletter! It includes menu updates, the September Calendar of Events and information about our new management and chef staff!

* UE Service Fee Gives You $50 in Ace Bucks!

Did you know that as part of the University Services Fee, full-time students have $50 of Ace Bucks loaded on their ID card each semester?

• $50 is loaded on your ID card regardless of whether or not you have a meal plan.

• These ACE Bucks can be used in Café Court, Aces Place, and Jazzman’s Café.

• These funds carry over from Fall to Spring.

• If you do have a meal plan, an additional $50 in Ace Bucks is added to your plan. 

* Fitness Center Classes Start Sept. 7th

UE Fitness Center classes start on Monday, September 7. 

The class schedule is:

Monday through Friday from 6:30-7:30 a.m.:  Insanity

Monday through Friday from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. and 7-9 p.m.:  Open Swim        

Monday and Wednesday from 12 p.m.-1 p.m.:  ACE Fit

Tuesday and Thursday from 12 p.m.-1 p.m.:   Butts & Guts

Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 12 p.m.-1 p.m.:   ACE Hoops

Tuesday from 5-6 p.m.:   Zumba Step

Wednesday from 5-6 p.m.:  Cardio Dance

Thursday from 5-6 p.m.:   Cycling         

Monday and Wednesday from 5:30-6:30 p.m.:  Yoga    

Monday from 6-7 p.m.:  Line Dancing

Monday from 7-8 p.m., and Tuesday and Thursday from 6-7 p.m.:   Zumba


For more information, please contact the Fitness Center at 488-2397 or check (Fitness/Classes) and follow UE Fitness Center on Facebook!

* Join the UE University Band

Do you play or have you played a woodwind, brass, or percussion instrument? You are invited to participate in the UE University Band. Students, Faculty, and Staff are all invited.

The UE University Band meets on Mondays, 4:00-5:00 p.m. in Room 110, Fine Arts Building. If you are interested and haven't already signed up, contact Dr. Ken Steinsultz, (ks306) to be sure a music folder is prepared for you, then show up at 4:00 p.m. on Monday in Room 110. Hope to see you Monday.

* Student-Alumni Mentoring Program 2015-16

ATTENTION: juniors and seniors!

Would you like a mentor who is interested in you and your career path? Someone to talk with about your field of study;
Someone who understands the challenges that you face; Someone who can share their career path with you?

Make your connection with UE alumni and friends through the Student-Alumni Mentor Program.

If you are interested, please visit:

* Hale Hall Drive Changes Due to Library Renovation

Effective August 26 - and lasting until completion of the substantial renovation of 3rd and 4th floors of the Library - , the north side of the Hale Hall drive will be open ONLY to contractors. Students should use the south drive for access in and out of Hale Hall parking. 

* Fitness Center Fall Hours

The Fitness Center will start regular hours on Wednesday August 26.

Regular hours are:
Monday through Friday - 6:30 am-10:00 pm
Saturday - 11:30 am-5:30 pm
Sunday - 11:30 am-9:00 pm

Open Swim hours will be:
Monday through Friday - 11:00 am-1:00 pm and 7:00 pm-9:00 pm
Saturday - 3:00 pm-5:00 pm
Sunday - 3:00 pm-5:00 pm

* Intramural Referees and Scorekeepers needed!

Anyone interested in being an intramural referee or scorekeeper, please stop by the Fitness Center office. 

* Did you know that August is National Water Quality Month?

Do you know where your watershed is? Want some great ideas for helping improve water quality? Check out UE’s Environmental Management Facebook page to find out the answers to these questions and more at

* Help Create a Tobacco-Free Environment

Creating a Tobacco-Free environment is a shared responsibility of all of us in the campus community. If you notice individuals using tobacco on the UE campus, politely inform them that UE policy prohibits tobacco use anywhere on campus grounds. Communication should be polite, brief, educational, and non-confrontational.

Here are a few tips on how to positively approach tobacco use: 

* Campus Now Tobacco-Free

In support of the health and well-being of the campus community, the University is now Tobacco-Free. New this Fall, the use of all tobacco products and electronic smoking devices (e-cigarettes) are now prohibited at school sanctioned and/or sponsored activities or functions on campus.

The use of these products and devices is also prohibited in all University buildings, residential housing, approved University housing, rental properties, grounds, athletic facilities, parking lots, University-owned or leased vehicles, and privately owned vehicles on University grounds.

A full description on this policy and available resources can be found here:



* Oberman Hired as Senior Horticulturist

Biology major Nikki Oberman (Class of 2015) has been hired as a senior horticulturist for the Opryland Hotel in Nashville, Tennessee.  Oberman will be responsible for the overall aesthetic maintenance of the property’s grounds, landscaping, gardens, trees and aquatic life. 

* Martin and Kessler Complete Third Edition

The third edition of Neurologic Interventions for Physical Therapy by Professor Tink Martin and Dean Mary Kessler was recently published by Elsevier. 

* London Times to Feature UE Professor's Art Textbook

A soon-to-be-released art textbook by a UE faculty member is getting media attention in the UK. Rachel Campbell-Johnston has been commissioned to write a feature piece for the Friday, September 4th London Times visual arts page on The Thames & Hudson Introduction to Art by Debra DeWitte, Ralph Larmann (UE professor of art), and Kathryn Shields. In addition, Home & Antiques are reviewing it in their October issue and The RA Magazine is planning a review for their Christmas issue.

International release of this text will take place on September 21, when it will be available everywhere outside the U.S. This text has been adopted by and recommended for preparation for the Art and Design Oxford Cambridge and RSA Examinations (OCR). The OCR is one of the five main examination boards used to measure qualifications for awards and achievement in subject areas in England, Wales, and Northern Ireland.

Larmann is currently on sabbatical working on a new text for Thames & Hudson.

* School of Business Students Spend Week with Top Executives at Farm Credit Mid-America

The Institute of Banking and Finance (IBF) at the Schroeder School of Business has launched a new fellowship program in cooperation with Farm Credit Mid-America, an agricultural lending cooperative and one of the largest associations within the Farm Credit System. Four students from the Schroeder School of Business visited FCMA's headquarter in Louisville as well as three regional offices in Jasper, Owensboro, and Evansville. Under close supervision of Dr. Yasser Alhenawi, students were given the opportunity to discover the world of agricultural lending and administer tools from their courses in a real world environment, helping them to gain experience for their future.

Top executives from Farm Credit Mid-America, including CEO Bill Johnson, who is a UE alum, introduced students to agro-banking and taught them how to maintain an impressive work atmosphere while also improving customer relations and profits for the company.

"We had a wonderful week networking with executives and learning so much about business in agriculture. We left as four business students with no knowledge of agricultural lending, and returned as great friends with a lot of real world experience! We were able to put a lot of what we learned in class to use, and loved the work atmosphere this company maintains. We thank the Institute of Banking and Finance, Dr. Alhenawi, and Dr. Rawski for this great opportunity!"



* Aces Softball Needs Your Help!

The UE softball team is looking for 2 student managers for the 2015-2016 school year. If interested, please contact Coach Watson at by Friday, September 4. 

* Reigning Men's Basketball CIT Champions announce 2015 non-conference slate

– Following a 24-12 season that was capped off by winning the Tournament Championship, University of Evansville head men’s basketball coach Marty Simmons has announced the non-conference schedule for the upcoming 2015-16 season.

Included in the lineup are up to seven teams who made the postseason a year ago, five of which from the 2015 NCAA Tournament.

“This non-conference schedule provides many opportunities for our program. The potential to play up to five NCAA teams in our non-conference slate alone shows the strength of the teams we will be playing,” Simmons said. “These games will help us to rise up to the challenge when conference play begins.”

A November 7 meeting with Wabash at the Ford Center marks the lone exhibition contest for the Purple Aces. The Aces faced off against Wabash in 2014, winning by a 95-50 final. The regular season home opener will comes against OVC foe Southeast Missouri State on Sunday, November 15. This will be the first meeting between the Aces and Redhawks since 2007 when SEMO took an 87-77 win in Cape Girardeau.

Next up, Evansville will welcome Marian to the Ford Center on 11/17, marking the return of former UE assistant coach Carson Harris, who left UE to become the head coach of the Indianapolis-based school in April.

A 3-game home stretch to begin the regular season wraps up on the 21st when the Aces take on 2015 OVC Tournament Champion and NCAA participant Belmont at the Ford Center. The Aces and Bruins met last year in Nashville with UE taking a 65-62 win, dealing the Bruins just their third home loss in a span of 62 games.

Evansville heads out to Anaheim, Calif. to play in the Wooden Legacy, which begins on Thanksgiving, Thursday November 26. The first two games of the event for UE will be played on the campus of Cal State Fullerton while the final game will take place at the Honda Center. Big East member Providence marks the first opponent for UE on the 26th. The Friars have had three postseason runs over the last three seasons, including berths in the NCAA’s in 2014 and 2015. The two will tangle in an 8 p.m. CT game live on ESPNU. Other potential opponents in the tournament include: Arizona, Michigan State, Boise State, Boston College, Santa Clara and UC Irvine.

The Aces open the month of December back home against a Division I foe before going on the road for their next two contests. Evansville heads to 2014-15 OVC undefeated regular season champion Murray State on December 5 before traveling to SEC powerhouse, the University of Arkansas three days later. Murray State had a stellar campaign a season ago, going 29-6 on its way to the third round of the NIT. Arkansas has also been on a roll. The Razorbacks were 27-9 last season and played in the NCAA Tournament.

Home contests against Mississippi Valley State (Dec. 12) and MEAC regular season runner-up Norfolk State (Dec. 17) are up next. Norfolk State won 20 games last season and played in the Tournament, eventually won by UE. The final non-conference road trip will be to Fresno State as the Missouri Valley Conference and Mountain West have entered into a 4-year agreement for their schools to play. In the final regular season non-conference game, UE takes on Alabama A&M on 12/22. The MVC portion of the schedule will be announced by the conference in the coming week.s

Men’s Basketball season tickets will go on sale to new season ticket holders on Monday, August 31st. Please call 812-488-4073 or visit us on campus at the Carson Center Ticket Office to purchase your tickets and pick out your seats.

Ticket requests for the Murray State game on December 5th will be taken now until November 5th. Tickets will be $11 each and located in the upper level of the arena. Fans may contact the UE ticket office to put in their request.

All-Session ticket requests for the Wooden Legacy will be taken until September 21st through the University of Evansville Athletic Ticket Office. These packages are $139 and grant you admission to every game of the Wooden Legacy, which will take place in Anaheim, Calif. from Nov. 26-29. Seats for the first two sessions at CSU Fullerton will be general admission and the final session at the Honda Center will have reserved seating in the Aces block. Tickets will go on sale to the general public through Ticketmaster and the Honda Center box office beginning Friday, October 2nd. At that time, tickets will be available at a number of different price points.

11/7 – vs. Wabash (exhibition)
11/15 – vs. SEMO
11/17 – vs. Marian (Ind.)
11/21 – vs. Belmont (UE Fan Fest at Ford Center)
11/26 – Providence (Wooden Legacy)
11/27 – TBA (Wooden Legacy)
11/29 – TBA (Wooden Legacy)
12/1 – TBA (home Division I game)
12/5 – at Murray State
12/8 – at Arkansas
12/12 – vs. Mississippi Valley State
12/17 – vs. Norfolk State
12/20 – at Fresno State
12/22 – vs. Alabama A&M

- INFO: For all of the latest information on University of Evansville men’s basketball, log on to the sport page on or follow the program on Twitter via @UEAthletics_MBB.

- DONATE: For information on giving to UE Athletics or its individual athletics programs, visit the DONATE tab on the top of

- TICKETS: To purchase tickets for University of Evansville athletics events, log on to and click on the TICKETS tab on top of the page.

* UE alum Kevin Kaczmarski named an Appalachian League All-Star

Former UE baseball player Kevin Kaczmarski was named an Appalachian League All-Star on Tuesday night.

The Kingsport Mets (NYM, Rk) outfielder has the most hits (79) in the league this season with the second highest batting average (.349) and stolen bases (18). His 23 walks and 43 runs scored are a team-best.

This spring, Kaczmarski led all of Division I baseball with a .465 batting average. That total was the highest in single season program history, earning All-American honors from seven different media outlets. He was a ninth round selection of the Mets in the 2015 Major League Baseball Amateur Draft.

• INFO: For all of the latest information on University of Evansville athletics, log on to the sport page on or follow the program on Twitter via @UEAthletics.

• DONATE: For information on giving to UE Athletics or its individual athletics programs, visit the DONATE tab on the top of

• TICKETS: To purchase tickets for University of Evansville athletics events, log on to and click on the TICKETS tab on top of the page.

* UE Women's Tennis to hold Walk-on Tryouts

New University of Evansville women's tennis head coach Jayson Wiseman has announced a pair of open tryouts to join the Purple Aces as a walk-on.

There are two opportunities to try out for the squad and each one will take place at the UE Tennis Courts directly next to the Carson Center on campus. The first will take place on Thursday, August 27 at 12 p.m. and the second will be held at 6 p.m. on Monday, August 31.

All female students at UE are invited to try out for the team. Any student who wishes to try out MUST have a physical PRIOR to trying out. A free physical can be obtained on August 25 at 6:30 p.m. inside the Carson Center. Physicals may also be performed by your individual healthy provider at your own cost.

Those interested in trying out are asked to contact Coach Wiseman via email at no later than Wednesday, August 26 at 5 p.m.

For all of the latest information on University of Evansville women's tennis, log on to the sport page on or follow the program on Twitter via @UEAthletics. For information on giving to UE Athletics or its individual athletics programs, visit the DONATE tab on the top of

To purchase tickets for University of Evansville athletics events, log on to and click on the TICKETS tab on top of the page. 

* College Night at Evansville Otters Game

The Evansville Otters, frontier league baseball team has TWO college night promotions. On Wednesday and Thursday FREE admission with UE ID.

The UE Graduates of the Last Decade group is hosting a UE Night on Thursday, August 27th and all UE students are welcome to sit in the UE section along the 1st base side (look for purple balloons) and network with recent graduates.

For questions contact the Office of Alumni and Parent Relations at 


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