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Wednesday, September 9, 2015

* Olmsted Bells Silenced to Commemorate 9/11 Anniversary

“As the 14th anniversary of September 11 approaches, our thoughts are once again with all those who lost loved ones on that tragic morning. We remember the names, faces, and lives of the men, women, and children who were killed, and look for ways to ensure that each and every one of them is not forgotten.”
- Inscription on The National September 11 Memorial & Museum at the World Trade Center Foundation, Inc.

To commemorate the 14th anniversary of 9/11, the University of Evansville will silence the Olmsted Tower bells on Friday, September 11 as we remember all those who lost their lives on September 11, 2001.


What's Happening Today

* Catholic Mass @ 9:30 Tonight Offered for the Needs of UE Students

Join us at 9:30 PM tonight in Neu Chapel for UE Newman Club's short weekday Mass. Fr. Christopher Droste will be our celebrant. Prayers will be offered for the special needs of all UE students and their families; especially those students experiencing particular stresses related to college life. All are welcome -- make it a priority to spend a few minutes with the Lord tonight at 9:30PM Mass. Questions: call/Text Kristel at 812-760-8610 

* 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” this 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

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* Richard Newman Featured at the First Creative Writing Coffee Hour

Richard NewmanThe first Creative Writing Coffee Hour will take place Wednesday, September 16, at 4 p.m. in the Mel Peterson Gallery in Ridgway University Center. You are invited to join us in welcoming poet Richard Newman as our guest speaker.

Newman is the author of the poetry collections All the Wasted Beauty of the World (Able Muse Press, 2014), Domestic Fugues (Steel Toe Books, 2009), and Borrowed Towns (Word Press, 2005). His poems have appeared in Best American Poetry, Boulevard, Crab Orchard Review, Measure, New Letters, The Sun, and many other periodicals and anthologies. His work has also been featured many times on Garrison Keillor’s Writer’s Almanac, Ted Kooser’s American Life in Poetry, Poetry Daily, and Verse Daily.

He lives in St. Louis where he serves as editor of River Styx, co-directs the River Styx at the Tavern reading series, and plays in the junk-folk band The CharFlies.


Upcoming Events

* Interested in Law or Criminal Justice?

University of Evansville’s chapter of co-ed pre-law fraternity Phi Alpha Delta is having its call-out meeting! If you have a general interest in law or criminal justice, or are contemplating law school, Phi Alpha Delta is the group for you! ALL MAJORS WELCOME! Join us at 4:30 p.m. Sunday September 13, in Room 71, Schroeder School of Business Building. For more information, or if you have any questions contact kc203 or je123. Hope to see you there! 

* Crick Lecture on Neuroscience and Ethics Today

The first installment of the Crick Lecture Series will be held today at 4 pm in Room 100, Koch Center. Dr. Garret Merriam (USI) will be giving a talk entitled "Neuromachean Ethics"

"There is a common view that science can only give us facts, and can say nothing about ethics or other value-laden fields." says Merriam. "This 'is/ought gap' faces new challenges from developments in neuroscience. Close study of the human brain is starting to reveal novel insights into the nature of how moral reasoning works, and what makes it break down.

I will argue for three central claims. First, that science can indeed help us derive a (moral) ought from a (neural) is. Secondly, that the human brain is wired for pluralistic moral values, rather than absolute moral rules. And third, an Aristotelian ethics offers a promising but underappreciated framework from which to understand both the methods and the substance of neuroethics."

* Time Management and Study Skills Workshop Is Today

Time Management and Study Skills Workshops will be held for First Year Seminar students on Thursday, September 10 at 3:00 p.m. and Tuesday, September 15 at 5:00 p.m. in The Writing Center, Room 153, Clifford Library. Bring your syllabus from each class and your calendar/planner if you have one. 

* Free HIV Testing on Friday, September 11

Free HIV Testing will be held in the Health Center on September 11 from 9:00 a.m. - Noon. Please call 812-488-2033 to sign up for your confidential appointment. 

* Fall Healthy Lifestyles Challenge is September 21 – November 15

The Fall Healthy Lifestyles Challenge is September 21 – November 15.  Complete rules and a weekly tally form is in AceLink>Wellness>Healthy Lifestyle Challenge. If you want to receive weekly tally forms plus additional health information, please click here to sign up.  Please contact with questions.

* Fall Health Screenings

Employee Health Screenings will be held September 15-17 from 7 am – 11 am in Eykamp Hall, Ridgway University Center. Employees who are enrolled in the HRA Insurance Plan are eligible to attend and receive HRA Credits. If you participated in the June Health Screenings, there is no need to participate in the September screenings. Individuals are only eligible to receive credit one-time each year.

Employees can only schedule their appointments for the Health Screenings on Acelink. An employee can schedule up to 2 appointments (employee + spouse) when they sign in to AceLink.

An 8-hour fast is required, 12-hour fast is recommended because triglycerides are included with the blood fat/cholesterol testing. Hydration is important when fasting, water and black coffee are allowed prior to testing. 

* Graduate Expo at IUPUI

There will be a Graduate Expo at IUPUI September 24, from10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Drop in for information about graduate programs at IUPUI and more than 40 other college and universities throughout the U.S. You may also be interested in our 50 minute breakout sessions between 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. on GRE Test Preparation, Funding for Grad School, and Using LinkedIn.

Register: Fair registration is through UE JobLink. Click Jobs Tab -> Enter 901412 in the search bar (this is the posting number).

Transportation: The University of Evansville will provide transportation. There is a $10.00 deposit required that will be refundable upon attendance. Reserve your seat now through Career Development.

* Auction of Old Stone House Furniture, Antiques, Collectibles and Misc.

Earlier this year, the University of Evansville sold the Old Stone House to a private buyer. Many furniture pieces and other collectibles that were not included in the sale but were originally in the home will be sold through a live auction on September 17 in UE’s Carson Center, Maikranz Family Gym (small gym) beginning at 10:00 a.m. with doors opening at 9:00 a.m. This auction is for the UE Community and for the general public with proceeds going towards the Ruth and Thomas Morton Jr. Endowed Scholarship that supports students with financial need.

There will be a pre-auction preview for the UE community on Wednesday, September 16 from 2:30 to 4:00 p.m.

For more information about the items being auctioned, go to Curran Miller Auction/Realty, Inc.’s website at and locate the heading titled “Contents of Old Stone House, Live Auction,” then click on the “View Auction” button.

* University of Evansville Alcohol-Free Tailgate Party! Fun can be fun without alcohol!

The office of Counseling Services and Health and Wellness Education, in collaboration with the Center for Student Engagement and the Office of Safety and Security, is providing an alcohol-free tailgate party on Friday, September 11, beginning at 6:00 pm prior to the Women's soccer game which begins at 7:00 pm. Multiple tables near the entrance to the stadium will present information related to making healthy choices related to alcohol consumption and prevention of sexual assault. Students will be encouraged to embrace the "It's On Us" campaign to make a commitment to positive action towards creating an environment and culture in which sexual assault is unacceptable. Free popcorn and giveaway items will be available. 


Info You Should Know

* TIAA-CREF Counseling Appointments

There are still appointments available with the TIAA-CREF representative on Thursday, September 10. To schedule an appointment, call TIAA-CREF at 1-800-732-8353 or 317-706-6200. The sessions are held in the Clifford Rare Books Room of the University Libraries (room 158). Due to Library construction, access to this room is only available through the Office of Technology Services. If you have any questions, call Carol McCraney at 488-2943. 

* UE Leadership Academy - Application Link

Calling all leaders on campus! We would like to encourage YOU to join UE Leadership Academy. Learn how to develop your leadership skills and improve your other organizations on campus. Click on this link for the application. Applications are due Sept 11 at 5 pm (this Friday). Interviews will be scheduled from Sept. 16-18.

Questions? Contact Anna Kalt (ak195), Andrea Nelson (an122) or Megan King (mk225). 

* Hosts Needed for Overnight Visit Programs!

Are you interested in hosting a prospective student? The Office of Admission will be holding several overnight visit events this year and are looking at current students to help host. The first opportunity to host a student would be Thursday, September 17 with dinner being provided at 6:00 p.m. If you are interested in being a host, please email Catie Taylor at ct37 with you hall, room number, and phone number 

* Be part of a research study!

Be part of a research study - It’s as easy as breathing! We are searching for individuals to participate in a research study investigating the relationship between breathing and movement. Participants should be between 20-50 years old. Testing takes place Mondays, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Contact if interested to schedule your testing session. 

* Need Help With Your Paper?

Need help with your paper? The Writing Center will open on Monday, September 14, and we are here to help. To make an appointment, go to: Acelink... Areas... Writing Center...Appointments... Create An Appointment. Log in or create an account and book a session on our calendar.

Here is more information on how the Writing Center works:

The Writing Center will be open for the fall semester from September 14 to December 8. Hours: Mondays, 12 – 5 and 7 – 10, Tuesday through Thursday 10 – 5 and 7 – 10, Friday 10 – 2, and Sunday 7 – 10. (On Wednesdays, there are workshops on relevant writing topics from 5 – 5:45 in the Writing Center. Check AceNotes for announcements. There will be food)

The Center is located in the Clifford Library, Room 153, on the circle next to the Koch Center. Its WebAdvisor page has many valuable resources including linked documents on writing and grammar. Its Facebook page: UE Writing Center has writing links, workshop announcements, vocabulary help and other general writing support.

It’s really easy. Go to: Acelink…Areas…Writing Center…Appointments…Create an Appointment.
Register for an account and you can then access the center from any mobile device to book or cancel a session.
The site manages appointments and cancellations, you will receive an email or text reminder before you appointment and your professor will receive feedback from the tutor who worked with you.

Bring the assignment sheet or draft of your paper. Prepare specific questions for your tutor to get the most out of a session. For example, “Can you help me to see if my thesis statement is clear?” Plan to visit the Writing Center well in advance of an assignment due date. If you come in the day before or the day an assignment is due, you may not have enough time to make the revisions discussed during a session. Seems obvious, but arrive a few minutes early for appointments and don’t be late. If another student is waiting, that student will be helped if you are over five minutes late. 

* Research Assistance at the Library

The library invites students and faculty to take advantage of our Research Assistance Program, which we offer to every member of the UE community, and which is available right now, even while renovations are underway.

Research Assistance provides personalized, one-on-one guidance in the most effective use of the University Libraries’ collection of online resources. Students, faculty and other researchers meet in a private session with a research librarian arranged by appointment at the researcher’s convenience.

While renovations are underway, Research Assistance is available Monday through Friday. Interested researchers can sign up online at the University Libraries’ web page. Simply follow this link:

For more information concerning Research Assistance, contact Randy Abbott at 812-488-2727 or e-mail with questions.

* Reminder for First Year Students: IDEALS Survey Coming Soon

First 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. Thank you for your participation in this important work!

* Planning to take the GRE

Planning to take the GRE?

ETS offers a limited number of GRE Fee Reduction Certificates on a first-come, first-served basis that are available for college seniors and unenrolled college graduates who meet eligibility requirements. A Fee Reduction Certificate may be used for one GRE® revised General Test and/or one GRE® Subject Test. Individuals meeting the eligibility requirements will be required to pay 50 percent of the full test fee.

To be eligible, you must be a U.S. citizen or resident alien who is a college senior or an unenrolled college graduate.
College seniors must be:

  • Receiving financial aid through an undergraduate college in the United States, American Samoa, Guam, U.S. Virgin Islands or Puerto Rico, and
  • A dependent, who has an Institutional Student Information Report (ISIR) that shows a parental contribution of not more than $1,500 for the senior year, or
  • Self-supporting and have an ISIR that shows a contribution of not more than $1,900 for the senior year

Unenrolled college graduates must:

  • Have applied for financial aid, and
  • Have an ISIR that indicates self-supporting status and a contribution of not more than $1,900

GRE Fee Reduction Certificates are available through the UE Office of Financial Aid.

* Tobacco-Free Reminder

The level of cooperation of students, staff, and faculty related to UE’s new Tobacco-Free policy is very much appreciated.

As a reminder, please take care to not smoke or litter on University or neighborhood properties adjacent to city sidewalks.

For more information about our Tobacco-Free policy and resources please view our Webpages at:

* Volunteering Opportunity at Audubon State Park

There will be a volunteering opportunity at Audubon State Park on Saturday, Sept. 26, from 8:30 a.m.-noon. Meet at the Park Office/Welcome Center. Lunch will be provided

National Public Lands Day is the nation's largest single-day volunteer effort for America's public lands. This year marks the 21st annual celebration and we'd love you to join in. Lunch will be provided for volunteers. This is a great opportunity for church groups, scouts and others to help beautify the park. Volunteers should wear appropriate clothing for the weather and for trail improvement projects.

Groups and individuals interested in volunteering should contact Mark Kellen. Staff Contact: Mark Kellen at (270) 826-2247 or


Sympathy to...

* Family of Stephen P. Small

Stephen P. Small died Sunday, September 6. He was a graduate of the University of Evansville, receiving his Bachelor of Science degree in communication from UE in 1976. A life-long learner, he studied acting under Jon David Lutz, R. Scott Lank and Dr. Dudley Thomas at UE, and at USI where he received a teaching degree.

He worked at Welborn Hospital as an activity therapist, and then as assistant director of Human Resources. Later he was public relations director and fundraiser for the American Red Cross of Southern Indiana, and a teacher at Bosse High School.

Steve directed several fundraisers for Evansville Civic Theatre. He was a founding member of the board for Echo Community Health, and served as president of the Boards of Evansville Civic Theatre and the USI Society for the Arts and Humanities.

He is survived by his wife, Vicki (Mathieu) Small; daughter, Kate (Ryan) Scheu; grandson, Benjamin; sisters, Libi Huey and Susan (Johnny) Allen; mother-in-law, Peggy Mathieu; sisters-in law, Angie (Terry) Kleban, and Mitzi Mathieu, and nieces, nephews, great-nephews, cousins, and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Paul and Lucille Small; father-in-law, Charlie Mathieu; and grandchildren, Leo and Harper.

A celebration of his life will be held in the near future. Funeral arrangements are being handled by Boone Funeral Home, East Chapel.



* McGrath's Game Winning Goal Featured on NBC Sports

Sophomore midfielder/defender Ian McGrath scored the game winning goal for the UE men's soccer team in their 2-1 victory on Sunday vs. Belmont.

By Monday night, he was back on NBC Sports. His 20+ yard strike was featured on NBC Sports as one of their must see goals.

This is the second time McGrath was featured on NBC Sports this season. His long distance strike in an exhibition vs. Belmont was also showcased on NBC Sports.

Here is the NBC Sports link of his latest highlight reel goal: 

* UE Women's Basketball Unveils Entire 2015-16 Season Schedule

University of Evansville head women’s basketball coach Oties Epps and his staff unveiled the Purple Aces’ 2015-16 schedule on Tuesday afternoon. UE’s schedule features nine games against teams that made postseason tournaments last season including five in the non-conference slate (Ball State, Cleveland State, Nebraska, UT-Martin and Xavier).

“We are excited about the schedule we were able to put together this year,” said Epps. “It will allow us the opportunity early to find out where we are as a team. It is very challenging and we have an array of teams and styles that will help prepare us to play our Missouri Valley Conference schedule.”

The Aces’ preseason features two home exhibition games against Eureka (Nov. 2) and Berea College (Nov. 7).

Evansville starts the regular season with three consecutive contests in Ohio where the Aces visit Xavier (Nov. 14), Miami (Ohio) (Nov. 16), and Cleveland State (Nov. 18). Both Xavier (WBI) and Cleveland State (WNIT) reached postseason tournaments last year.

UE will then compete in the 2015 Cal Poly / ShareSLO Holiday Tournament in San Luis Obispo, Calif. (Nov. 27-28). Montana State and Santa Clara are the other two teams competing in the tournament alongside Cal Poly and Evansville.

Completing the season-opening six game roadtrip, the Aces will travel to play at Bowling Green State University (Dec. 2).

The first regular season home game for UE will be the first Saturday in December as they take on regional foe Murray State (Dec. 5).

Evansville is back on the road for the last time in 2015 when they travel to Nebraska (Dec. 8). The Cornhuskers were a #9 seed in the NCAA Tournament last year.

The final three games of the non-conference slate will be at home as UE hosts UT-Martin (Dec. 12), Ball State (Dec. 21) and IUPUI (Dec. 29). UT-Martin and Ball State both reached the WNIT last season.

The 2016 MVC schedule starts with Evansville on the road against a pair of WNIT teams, at UNI (Jan. 1) and at Drake (Jan. 3).

Back at the Ford Center, UE will begin the MVC home slate with Loyola (Jan. 8) and Bradley (Jan. 10).

The Aces are then on the road for the next three contests at Southern Illinois (Jan. 16) at 2015 WNIT participant Missouri State (Jan. 22), and at the reigning MVC Tournament Champions, Wichita State (Jan. 24).

Returning home, Evansville battles Illinois State (Jan. 29) and Indiana State (Jan. 31) before traveling to Bradley (Feb. 5) and Loyola (Feb. 7).

The Aces then have a three game homestand starting with SIU (Feb. 14), continuing with Wichita State (Feb. 19) and concluding against Missouri State (Feb. 21).

UE’s final MVC road swing will be to Indiana State (Feb. 26) and Illinois State (Feb. 28) before finishing at home with Drake (March 3) and UNI on (March 5).

For the first time ever, the MVC Tournament will be held at the iWireless Center in Moline, Ill. The tournament in the Quad Cities will take place from March 10-13, crowning the 2015 MVC Tournament Champions.

All of the Aces’ home games will be played at the Ford Center in Evansville, Ind.


As a reminder, UE Athletics has eliminated sport-specific season tickets for all sports outside of men’s basketball. This year, we are excited to offer new ticket options that allow you to support all of our teams across the board.

The first new option is the All-Sport Pass. The All-Sport Pass grants you one (1) admission to every regular season/exhibition home athletic contest except for men's basketball games. This pass costs just $150 and is roughly a $375 value. The pass comes in a plastic credit card style that easily fits in your wallet. For women’s basketball games, you will simply need to show your All-Sport Pass at the Ford Center box office before the game or the Carson Center ticket office during the week and a ticket will be printed for you.

Also new for the 2015-2016 athletic calendar year is our Flexible (FLEX) Ticket Wristbands. Each wristband grants you one (1) admission to any regular season/exhibition home athletic contest except for men’s basketball games. These wristbands will replace individual sport season ticket packages and group rate packages, allowing you to enjoy multiple sports throughout the fall, winter, and spring seasons for a standard discounted price. You can purchase 10 wristbands (admissions) for $50 ($20 savings), 25 wristbands (admissions) for $100 ($75 savings), or 50 wristbands (admissions) for $150 ($200 savings). The FLEX packages are great for families, groups and businesses because multiple wristbands can be used at each event. Wristbands can be purchased at any time throughout the year in case you run out. Similar to the All-Sport Pass, the wristbands simply need to be traded in at the Ford Center box office before the game or the Carson Center ticket office during the week and a ticket will be printed for you.

Single game tickets will go on sale in the near future and will cost $7 for adults and $5 for youth (17 & under) and seniors (65 & older).

Please contact the University of Evansville Athletic Ticket Office at 812-488-ACES (2237) for more information or to purchase your ticket package.

* Tennessee rallies for 3-1 win over UE volleyball

Sophomore Genesis Miranda had the offense cranking once again, but after taking the first set, the Purple Aces volleyball team saw the University of Tennessee take the next three to take a 3-1 win on Tuesday evening at Thompson-Boling Arena in Knoxville.

Miranda had a match-high 21 kills while Stephanie Cerino had 9 for UE (3-5). Mildrelis Rodriguez finished the night with seven. Rodriguez also led the team with 14 digs while Kim Deprez had 13. Lorena Marquez held strong with her setting, totaling 33 assists. Pacing the Volunteers (9-0) was Kanisha Jimenez, who tallied 16 kills. She was one of four UT players to record double-digit kills.

“It was a very similar battle to last year. We were able to keep our composure for most of the game,” head coach Manolo Concepcion said. “Although we are so young, we kept our poise. This was great preparation for what is coming. Tennessee looks a lot like teams we will play like Wichita State, UNI and Illinois State. We are excited to come back this weekend.”

A 6-0 run began the night for the Purple Aces as they were strong in the early moments of the first set. Despite a Tennessee rally, the Aces were able to take the set by a 25-22 final. Mildrelis Rodriguez was the star of the opening run, notching a pair of kills. The Volunteers fought back as an 11-4 run gave them their first lead at 11-10. They continued to lead at 21-19 before the Aces rallied back. A Miranda kill and a Rocio Fortuny service aces spearheaded a game-ending 6-1 run as the Aces picked up the early 1-0 lead.

It was Tennessee who had the early jump in the second frame, scoring the first three points before going up 9-3. The Aces, behind great serving from Fortuny, fought back to tie it up at 11-11. The Volunteers wrestled the lead back, going up by as many as four at 19-15 before hanging on for a 25-22 win.

With the match tied, the all-important third set proved to shift momentum. Evansville took an early 4-1 advantage before the Vols rallied back to tie it up at 5-5. Several ties ensued, leading to an 18-18 score. Genesis Miranda put the Aces on top 21-19 in a run that featured four-consecutive kills. The lead quickly disappeared as Tennessee ended the set on a 6-1 run to go up 2-1.

In the fourth game, Tennessee was at their best, clinching the match with a 25-15 win.

This weekend, the Aces are finally at home for the Dunn Hospitality Tournament where they will play host to Jackson State, Western Illinois and Northern Kentucky. They open it up on Friday versus JSU at 6:30 p.m. inside the Carson Center.

- 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.

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* UE Women's Soccer to Hold Military Appreciation / Wounded Warrior Night on Friday

The Purple Aces return home to host Belmont on Friday, Sept. 11 for the team’s Military Appreciation / Wounded Warrior Night.

All current or retired military members, with a valid ID, will receive free admission for themselves and a guest. Additional family tickets for our military members are just $5 each.

The match will be held at Arad McCutchan Stadium and begin at 7:00 p.m. CDT.


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