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Wednesday, September 2, 2015

* Enrollment and Fiscal Update Forums Planned

The University will be conducting forums on September 8 and September 9 to provide enrollment and fiscal updates to the campus community.  The forums will be conducted by Jeff Wolf, Vice President for Fiscal Affairs and Administration, and Shane Davidson, Vice President for Enrollment Management.  The sessions will be held in Eykamp Hall, Room 251 of the Ridgway University Center.  The first session will be from 10:00-11:15 a.m. on September 8.  For those unable to attend that session, a second session will be held from 3:00-4:15 p.m. on September 9.  We encourage all faculty, staff and administrators to attend if possible. 


What's Happening Today

* Quick Mass - 30 Minute Weekday Catholic Mass Tonight at 9:30 PM in Neu Chapel

Spend a little time in prayer tonight at 9:30 p.m. All are welcome for our short (30 minute) weekday Mass in Neu Chapel. For more info, call or text Catholic Campus Minister Kristel Riffert at 812-760-8610. 

* I-House: USA

This Wednesday is our first I-House of the semester featuring St. Louis native Dominic Bolt as the presenter! He's a triple major in philosophy, psychology, and cognitive science, and his favorite hobbies are golf, skiing, watching movies, and listening to music. His favorite part about UE is how friendly everyone is!

Make sure you guys come out at 7 p.m. to the 1959 Lounge on the second floor of Ridgway University Center to hear his presentation!

* Capture the Flag with Student Christian Fellowship

Everyone is welcome to join members of Student Christian Fellowship as we play Capture the Flag on Wednesday, September 2. Come out for a great time of fellowship on the Neu Chapel Lawn from 9:00 to 10:00 pm! 


Upcoming Events

* Panel Discussion: Prison and Beyond: On Women's Incarceration and Rehabilitation

One Book One Community of Southwestern Indiana invites the UE community (students, faculty, and staff) to attend the panel discussion entitled “Prison and Beyond: On Women's Incarceration and Rehabilitation” on Wednesday, September 9 at 7:00 p.m. in the Vectren Auditorium at Ivy Tech Community College. Attendance is free and refreshments will be served.

This panel discussion is inspired by this year’s One Book One Community book selection, Orange is the New Black by Piper Kerman.

The panel includes: Melissa Stacer, assistant professor of criminal justice (USI), Margaret Stevenson, associate professor of psychology (UE,) Jennifer Schaefer, assistant professor in criminal justice (Ivy Tech), Ben Joergens, financial empowerment officer (Old National Bank), Jodi Uebelhack, director of a recovery program and prosecuting attorney, and several women who have participated in the prison recovery program.

For more information contact UE assistant professor of Spanish Diana Rodríguez Quevedo (event co-coordinator) at

Or visit the following:

* UE Faculty/Staff Photography Exhibit

All UE faculty and staff photographers are invited to submit up to two matted and framed photographs for exhibition in the Krannert Gallery, Sept. 21-Oct 23.

Please drop off your work in the Art Office prior to Sept. 15. Include a tag on the back with your name, address, phone and email, as well as the title of the piece, type of photograph, and insurance value. (Also indicate if it is for sale.

For more information, contact Corliss Chastain, director of UE Art Galleries, 207-650-6073 

* Lunch and Lead Series Starts September 15

The Center for Student Engagement is excited to announce a new lunch time leadership discussion series...Lunch and Lead!

Lunch and Lead is a TED Talk style presentation and discussion session. All members of the UE community are welcome to meet, eat and discover leadership!

For a full schedule and more details visit:

* Harlaxton Reception Planned for September 3 at 4:00

A welcome home reception for Harlaxton students and faculty from Spring 2015 and Summer 2015 programs will also be the occasion for UE Community to welcome Holly R. Carter, director of Harlaxton College Programs. The reception will be held September 3 from 4:00-5:30 p.m. in Dunigan Lounge (Room 160), MCurdy Wing of the Schroeder School of Business Building.

* BiSci Club Call-out Meeting

Interested in biological sciences? Looking for volunteering or leadership opportunities? Meet us at the Organization Fair this Friday from 4-7 pm outside of Ridgway University Center, or join us for our call-out meeting next Monday, September 7 ,at 6:00 pm in Room 101 in Koch Center. 


Info You Should Know

* UE and St. Mary's Hospital for Women & Children Offering Financial Preparedness Class for New Parents

The University of Evansville and St. Mary’s Hospital for Women & Children are offering a class on financial preparedness for new and expectant parents on Tuesday, September 8, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. The class will be in the St. Mary's Gift Conference Room.

While the class is free, registration is required. To register, go to and click the "Class or Event" tab, or call Terry Cooper at 812-485-6016.

This class is for those having their first child and for those who are welcoming another baby to the family.

Topics to be addressed in the class include: household financial planning; taxes and insurance; and resources available for those needing assistance. 

* UE Leadership Academy - Applications

Interested in developing your leadership skills and techniques? Hoping to enrich the organizations you are involved with by being a student leader? Consider UE Leadership Academy! Applications are available online at and at the Org Fair on Sept. 4.

For questions or more information, contact Anna Kalt (ak195) or Megan King (mk225). 

* Reward: Lost Car Key

A reward is offered for a Toyota car key lost on campus yesterday. The key is black with alarm buttons at the base. It was probably lost somewhere around Hyde Hall or Olmsted Hall. Please contact if found to claim your cash reward. 

* UE Jazz Ensemble II

Do you want to play jazz? Join Jazz Ensemble II. Jazz Ensemble II meets Wednesday evenings from 7-8:50 p.m. in Fine Arts Room 110 (rehearsal hall). Contact Dr. Zifer at for more information. MUS 113-413 Section 02 for 0.5 credit hours. Come SWING with us! 

* UE Student Interest Survey

UE students, please take 10-15 short minutes to tell Student Life about your interests. We use this information to plan events and make connections between your interests and campus organizations and offices.

Here is a link to the survey:

* Call for UExplore Research Proposals

Students, please consider participating in the UExplore undergraduate research program this semester. The deadline for the Fall Semester student-generated proposals is Thursday, September 10, 2015. Ten copies of your proposal are due in the Office of Academic Affairs before the end of the business day of the proposal deadline. Information about the UExplore program and the proposal template can be found from the UExplore website ( You can request up to $1000 for hardware and services to support your proposed research project. Proposals from nearly every department on campus have been funded. 

* Reminder for First Year Students: IDEALS Survey Coming Soon

PosterFirst year students will be receiving the Interfaith Diversity Experiences & Attitudes Longitudinal Survey (IDEALS) in a few shorts days! Thank you for being willing to participate in this important research! Students who take the survey will be provided $5.00 in cash!!

IDEALS is a national survey that will be used to identify high-impact practices associated with positive interaction across religious and spiritual diversity. According to Interfaith Youth Core, UE will be able to leverage these high-impact practices to create a healthy campus environment, introduce effective programming/experiences, and learn more about the religious climate on campus. This study is the first of its kind. Previous studies have provided a foundational understanding of interfaith interaction, but few tools fully explore the ways in which we can leverage campus experiences to promote effective interfaith work. IDEALS is designed as a longitudinal study that explores the way in which the UE campus can better understand what programmatic experiences are effective and helpful for students.

* Study Abroad-Gilman Scholarship

UE students who are Pell Grant recipients and have been approved to study abroad Spring 2016 are encouraged to apply for a Gilman Scholarship. For more information, contact and visit 

* Alpha Omicron Pi releases new website

The sisters of Alpha Omicron Pi have published a new website! Check it out at for information on their chapter, their campus involvement and how to sign up for recruitment. 

* Attention Indiana 21st Century Scholars and FOC Recipients

Students who receive financial aid from the state of Indiana must earn a minimum number of credit-hours each year to renew grants from the state of Indiana. Students who don’t earn these hours become INELIGIBLE for the 21st Century Scholar Award at all Indiana colleges. 

21st Century Scholars Award and maximum value of Freedom of Choice Award (FOC):
• 30 credit hours at the end of first year
• 60 credit hours by the end of second year
• 90 credit hours by the end of their third year

Students who don’t earn the hours above might be eligible for the Frank O’Bannon Freedom of Choice Award of a lower value. Students must also meet the state’s EFC eligibility criteria and file the FAFSA by March 10. The minimum credits required to receive any funds from the program are:
• 24 credit hours by the end of first year of college
• 48 credit hours by the end of second year
• 72 credit hours by the end of their third year

CORRECTING DEFICIENCIES: Students may take courses during Winter Intersession or the summer (at their own expense) to make up credit hour deficiencies to regain or increase state aid eligibility before fall. Dual credits from high school may also be counted.

QUESTIONS: Please see a counselor in the Office of Financial Aid if you have questions about maintaining your eligibility for state of Indiana grants. 

* Wanted: Phonathon Student Callers

The Office of Development is hiring students for the fall Phonathon campaign. Donor calls are made from campus on evenings and weekends. Training and scripts are provided. Good customer service and a friendly speaking voice are a must. For more information please contact Jennifer Jacobs at (812) 488-2021 or Calling will begin the week of Sept. 28th. 

* 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.




* Birth Announcement - Riley Elizabeth Ziliak

Becky Ziliak, director of the Health Center, proudly announces the birth of her grandchild. Riley Elizabeth was born on August 31 in Naperville, Illinois. Her parents are UE alumni Joshua and Ellen (Miles) Ziliak. Riley is welcomed home by her siblings, Austin and Claire. 



* Miranda's 25 kills leads volleyball to 3-2 win at Austin Peay

For the second time in just four matches, sophomore Genesis Miranda reset her career kills mark as the University of Evansville volleyball team earned a 3-2 victory at Austin Peay on Tuesday night.

Miranda led all players with 25 kills while freshmen Mildrelis Rodriguez and Rocio Fortuny checked in with 12 and 11, respectively. With the victory, the Purple Aces improve to 3-1 and are off to their best start since 2011. Leading the Governors was Ashley Slay, who posted 18 kills. Samantha Strother was just behind her with 15.

“This was an outstanding effort by the girls and most of all – composure under pressure,” head coach Manolo Concepcion said. “We were able to take away the momentum from our opponent in key moments of the game. Our mission is to continue to improve out habits, both offensively and defensively.”

The Aces got off to a nice start in the first set, taking a 25-21 win. Austin Peay played well in the early-going, leading by two on several occasions, including 13-11. That is when Evansville made its run, scoring six of the next seven points to open up a 17-14 lead. Freshman Rocio Fortuny notched two kills in the rally.

A service ace by Genesis Miranda helped UE take its largest lead at 22-17, but the Governors had one more run left in them as a Kelly Ferguson kill got APSU within a pair at 23-21. Fortunately, the Aces were able to regroup and score the final two and grab the win. Miranda had a stellar game in the second set, totaling seven kills, but Austin Peay was able to knot the match up at 1-1 thanks to a 25-17 win.

The competitive evening of action continued as Evansville saw the lead go back in its favor with a 25-23 win in the third frame. It was Evansville’s most dominant set of the night as a Miranda tally gave UE its largest lead at 15-8. At that point, Austin Peay fought back with four points and
continued to fight, getting within one at 24-23. Senior Gabriela Roman put an end to that, sending home a kill to clinch the set.

Austin Peay knotted the match up at 2-2 thanks to a 25-18 win in the fourth, leading to a decisive fifth game. A quick 4-1 start by the Governors led to a 12-9 score. With the match in the balance, UE called a time out. It proved to be the difference maker as the Aces went on a 7-2 run to earn their third win of the season. Fortuny notched two kills in the last run while Miranda hammered home the winner with her 25th kill of the evening.

With an exciting mid-week victory in the books, UE now sets its sights on the DePaul Invitational. The Aces open up versus Eastern Illinois on Friday before facing DePaul and Toledo on Saturday.

- 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.

* Men's Soccer Meet & Greet

Stop by Ridgway University Center this Thursday and Friday between 11:00 am and 1:30 pm to meet some of your favorite Aces men's soccer student-athletes. They will be distributing information about their new supporters group, UEFC. Stop by and show your support for your Purple Aces! 

* 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. 

* 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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