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Friday, August 28, 2015

* Information on Library Services during Construction

The first and second floors of the new Bower-Suhrheinrich Library will not be open at the start of the semester due to construction delays.  In the short term, until work is completed, the library will be offering the following service plan:

The Clifford Memorial Library entrance will remain open (as it has been during the summer) and most services will be offered from our temporary service desk in Room 262 (Acquisitions Department)

Hours of service will be Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

The following services will be offered:
Pick up and drop off of library materials
Interlibrary loan and document delivery services
Course Reserve collection
Photocopier with scan-to-email capability

Library Instruction services will be offered as usual, but will be conducted in a course's regular classroom, or elsewhere on campus if necessary.

In addition, Research Assistance will be offered by Randy Abbott from his office in room 207.  Renovations are complete in the area adjacent to his office, so students can safely enter that part of the library to meet with him.  

Students (and employees) can make Research Assistance appointments using our normal sign-up page.  We will also accommodate walk-in students who have research questions.

Research Assistance Program sign up:


What's Happening Today

* 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. 


Upcoming Events

* Monarch Tagging at Audubon State Park

You can bid farewell to the Monarch butterflies migrating south for the winter on Saturday, September 12 and September 19. There will be two programs per day 8 a.m.-noon and 1 p.m.-4 p.m. We will meet at the Audubon Museum for a 45-minute introductory indoor presentation. Next, we will carpool for some outdoor Monarch tagging. Please wear long pants and closed-toe shoes and prepare for weedy and potentially marshy conditions. Tags and nets will be provided. Staff Contact: Julie McDonald at 270-826-2247 or Cost: $5 per person, and the student rate is $4.

* Outdoor Catholic Mass this Sunday on Neu Chapel Lawn

Join us at 1pm this Sunday for our first ever outdoor Mass on campus hosted by UE Newman Club! Fr. Godfrey Mullen, OSB will be our celebrant. Student leaders will serve as hospitality ministers, readers and communion ministers. Chairs for our celebration will be set-up in the grassy area between Morton and Neu Chapel. All are welcome to join us! Questions? Call/text Kristel, director for Catholic Campus Ministry at the Newman Center serving UE at 812-760-8610. 

* 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! 

* 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. 

* Cris Hochwender to Speak at September 2 Andiron Lecture

The first lecture of this year’s University of Evansville Andiron Lecture Series is set for September 2. UE professor of biology Cris Hochwender will be speaking on “Sustaining Wildlife: Enhancing Native Plant Diversity at Vectren Conservation Park, in the Native Plant Garden in Koch Courtyard, and in Your Backyard.”

All the lectures in the series are at 4 p.m. in Eykamp 252 in Ridgway University Center, preceded by a social hour with beverages at 3:45 p.m. They are free and open to the public.

Hochwender earned his bachelor’s degree in biology at Cornell College and his PhD in biology at the University of Missouri-St. Louis. He has carried out ecological research for 25+ years, publishing those findings in journals that include American Naturalist, Annual Review of Ecology and Systematics, Oecologia, Evolutionary Ecology, and Evolution. His research has explored plant defense against herbivores, plant tolerance to damage, local adaptation of plants, and structuring forces of arthropod herbivore communities. More recently, he has addressed questions that center on restoration ecology.

Healthy local ecosystems can provide ecological services of great benefit to human society, while providing a refuge for native species. While salvaging remnant habitat and restoring lost ecological communities is the work of restoration ecologists, every backyard gardener can take on similar (although smaller scale) efforts by growing native wildflowers, grasses, and trees. This lecture will explore the importance, the challenges, and approaches to sustaining biodiversity in Southwest Indiana. Weather permitting, the lecture will culminate with a walk of the native plant garden in Koch Courtyard.


Info You Should Know

* 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.

* 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. 

* 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.


* UE Faculty, Staff & Community Photographers! Exhibit Your Photographs!!

The Art Exhibit in the Krannert Hall Gallery, September 21-October 23, will feature photographs taken by members of the UE community. The Krannert Gallery is in the Krannert Hall Art & Music building, where academic and public visibility is high. Let's show our community how talented we are!

Please drop off your work in the Art Office prior to September 15. All work must be framed (preferably matted) and ready for hanging.

The glass cases in the gallery are locked, and your work will be secure as well as insured during the show.

Call Corliss Chastain, Gallery director, at, 207-650-6073 with any questions.

* 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. 

* Development and Alumni Relations Receive 2015 CASE Educational Fundraising Award

The Office of Development and Alumni Relations! The DAR Office has been awarded a 2015 Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) Educational Fundraising Award. This award honors superior fundraising programs at CASE member institutions across the country. UE was selected to receive an Overall Improvement award based on the judges’ analysis of three years of fundraising data. CASE is quoted as saying “Your institution has not only demonstrated the highest levels of professionalism and best practice in its fundraising efforts, it has contributed to the betterment of educational advancement worldwide.” The success of these efforts is due to the University’s generous donors who help us support the ongoing tradition of philanthropy that has made such a meaningful impact on our students now and in the future. 


Harlaxton Happenings

* Harlaxton Semester Begins

Congratulations to the Fall 2015 Harlaxton Semester students who arrived at the Manor on August 27 and will start classes on August 31. 



* Summer Baseball Update

The University of Evansville baseball program is very visible this summer as many Purple Aces are playing professional baseball. This week, we glance at their latest progress.

Modesto (COL, A+)
2015 Stats: 1-2, 4.13 ERA, 7 GP, 7 GS, 32.2 IP, 36 H, 16 R, 15 ER, 6 BB, 22 K
Notable: His next start will be on Saturday against Visalia.

Auburn (WAS, A-)
2015 Stats: 2-4, 4.69 ERA, 33 GP, 55.2 IP, 59 H, 41 R, 29 ER, 16 BB, 35 K
Notable: Has not allowed an earned run since Aug. 5

Kingsport (NYM, Rk)
2015 Stats: .347 BA, 3 HR, 29 RBIs, 43 R, 83 H, 15 2Bs, 4 3Bs, 23 BBs, 18 SB
Notable: Named an Appalachian League All-Star…Leads the league in hits.

Lake Elsinore (SDP, A+)
2015 Stats: 6-10, 4.67 ERA, 29 GP, 18 GS, 125.1 IP, 126 H, 78 R, 65 ER, 36 BB, 125 K
Notable: Pitched 5.0 innings, yielding three runs in his last start vs. Lancaster (Aug. 23).

Idaho Falls (KCR, Rk)
2015 Stats: .256 BA, 4 HR, 15 RBIs, 15 R, 35 H, 9 2Bs, 1 3B, 11 BBs
Notable: Four RBIs in his last four games.

Akron (CLE, AA)
2015 Stats: .227 BA, 4 HR, 32 RBIs, 29 R, 67 H, 14 2B, 2 3B, 25 BBs, 7 SB
Notable: Hit safely in back to back games including a home run vs. Richmond (Aug. 27).

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 Soccer On The Road at SEMO on Friday

The University of Evansville women’s soccer team (0-2-0) has their first road match of the 2015 regular season at Southeast Missouri State University (1-0-1) on Friday night. The match will be held at Missouri National Guard Field at Houck Stadium and begin at 6:30 p.m. CDT. 

* UE Men's Soccer Starts Season at Milwaukee on Friday

The University of Evansville men’s soccer team begins the 2015 regular season at the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee on Friday night. The match will be held at Engelmann Field and start at 7:00 p.m. CDT. 

* UE Women's Soccer holding a Field of Dreams Uganda Fundraiser on Sunday

The University of Evansville women's soccer team will have a Field of Dreams Uganda Fundraiser game vs. Miami (Ohio) on Sun., Aug. 30. There will be collection stations at the ticket gate to help raise money for the Purple Aces trip to Uganda. Please come out to Arad McCutchan Stadium for the 1:00 p.m. match, root for the Purple Aces, and help a great cause. 

* Aces Volleyball opens 2015 season today

Entering his third season at the helm of the University of Evansville volleyball team, head coach Manolo Concepcion has high expectations with the 2015 season set to begin on Friday afternoon at the Holiday Inn Classic in Dayton, Ohio.

Evansville begins the event on Friday at 5 p.m. ET versus Tennessee Tech. An early 10 a.m. ET match against Niagara begins the second day of the event before the Aces play host Wright State in the 5:30 p.m. ET finale. All three matches will be carried live on ESPN3.

The Purple Aces return eight players from last season and welcomes seven newcomers. Included in the new class are a pair of transfers as Gabriela Roman comes to UE for her senior campaign from Jacksonville University and Jelena Merseli played her freshman season at Langston University.

Five seniors will be looked upon to provide leadership to a team with ten freshmen and sophomores. Kim Deprez and Stephanie Cerino will each be completing their fourth year with the program. Deprez is coming off of a season that saw her finish with 4.28 digs per set, a tally that was 6th in the Missouri Valley Conference. Cerino had her best season as a junior in 2014, posting 120 kills and 59 blocks.

Going into her third season at UE is Lorena Marquez. She has evolved into a solid setter for the Purple Aces, finishing second on the squad with 252 assists last year. Tathianna Cordero came to UE last season as a junior and finished with 206 digs with her season-high of 22 coming versus Drake. Completing the senior class is Gabriela Roman, who transfers in from Jacksonville.

Leading the way for the underclassmen is sophomore Genesis Miranda. The 2014 MVC All-Freshman Team member finished second on the team and 7th in the MVC with 328 kills. This came despite playing the final portion of the season as the Aces’ setter due to mounting injuries on the squad. Her 23 service aces led the team and was 15th in the MVC. She also tallied 68 blocks in her first collegiate season.

Following a 1-6 start in 2014, Tennessee Tech went 14-13 over the remainder of the season and 9-7 in the OVC to tie for 4th place. Cody Dodd led the Golden Eagles with 433 kills, second-most in the conference. She is a senior this year and led the OVC with 47 service aces. Her efforts have TTU picked to finish fifth in the OVC Preseason Poll as she was a preseason all-conference team pick.

Niagara posted a 14-18 overall record while going 9-9 in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference to take sixth place. A pair of freshmen led the way for the Purple Eagles. Rylee Hunt posted 45 service aces, an average of 0.37 per set to finish third in the MAAC. Alexis Gray was one of the top setters in the league, tallying 1,166. That translated to an average of 9.48 per set, fourth in the conference.

Wright State - Horizon League member Wright State is coming off of a 5-23 year in 2014. Their Horizon mark came in at 2-12. Jessie Thornton, who will be a sophomore this year, led the conference with 532 digs last year, an average of 5.43 per set.

- INFO: For all of the latest information on University of Evansville volleyball, log on to the sport page on or follow the program on Twitter via @UEAthletics_VB.

- 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.

* 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. 


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