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Tuesday, September 22, 2015

* Forever Purple Combines Homecoming and Family Weekend

Forever Purple: Homecoming and Family Weekend is coming up this weekend, September 25-27. This year Homecoming Reunion Weekend and Family Weekend have been combined for one weekend with lots of activities.

Faculty, staff and their families are invited to join students, parents and alumni at the Forever Purple Carnival on Saturday, September 26, from 2:00 and 6:00 p.m. on the East Terrace Lawn outside of the Ridgway University Center. Those attending can enjoy food, games, and prizes.

A soccer doubleheader will fill the afternoon with the women facing Loyola at 3:00 p.m. and the men taking on Drake at 6:00 p.m. Hall of Fame coaches Mick Lyon ’89 and Fred Schmalz, along with members of the 1985 and 1990 NCAA final four teams, will be recognized at the men’s match.

The grand finale of the evening will be the first ever fireworks show on campus held following the men’s soccer match (approximately 8:15 p.m.). The best viewing will be from the practice field north of McCutchan Stadium.

For the full schedule of events, visit For more information, contact or 812-488-2586. 


What's Happening Today

* This Week in Music: A Faculty Recital and the Family Weekend Concert

Consortium Instructor of Flute Cara Dailey will present this week’s Faculty Recital in Wheeler Concert Hall on Tuesday evening, September 22, at 7:30 p.m. Professor of Music Anne Fiedler will accompany Instructor Dailey on the piano, and the two will perform a variety of works ranging from the Baroque to the Modern era. Featured composers will include Bach, Vivaldi, and Fritz Kreisler, and the program will conclude with a performance of Ingolf Dahl’s Duettino Concertante (1966).

The Department of Music will present its annual Family Weekend Concert in Neu Chapel this Saturday afternoon, September 26, at 2:00 p.m. The program will begin with the University Choir performing two works under the direction of Associate Professor and Director of Choral Activities Dennis Malfatti. Visiting Assistant Professor and Director of Orchestral Activities Jessica Morel will then lead the University Symphony Orchestra in a performance of Jean Sibelius’s Karelia Suite. The program will conclude with three works performed by the University Wind Ensemble with Associate Professor and Director of Bands Kenneth Steinsultz conducting.

Both concerts are free and open to the public. 

* Voting for Homecoming's Mr. and Miss UE Has Begun!

Voting for Homecoming's Mr. and Miss UE began Monday, September 21 at 8:00 am, and will go until Tuesday, September 22 at 5:00 pm. To vote, go to Acelink! The winners will be announced during halftime of the men's soccer game on the following Saturday, September 26. Spread the word! 


Upcoming Events

* I-House: Pakistan

This Wednesday's I-House features Pakistan with Usama Bin Tauqeer and Rahema Obaid as the presenters! Rahema is majoring in economics, and her favorite hobbies are reading and listening to music. Her favorite part about UE is the diversity and friendliness of the student body!

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

* Physician Assistant Informational Session on Monday, Sept. 28

There will be an informational session for current students regarding the Physician Assistant (PA) Program on Monday, September 28, from 6:30-8:00 pm in Graves 100. An overview of the PA profession as well as application and admission requirements will be discussed. All students are welcome to attend. 

* WISE and WELL Candidate Forum on October 1

On October 1, University of Evansville will be joining various community partners to host a WISE and WELL Candidate Forum, Embracing Evansville’s Health and Wellness Focus in Graves 100. The event will take place from 6:30- 8 p.m.   The University Community and all students are invited to attend.  Please R.S.V.P to

* Flu Shots Available Monday

Tri State Community Clinics will be offering flu shots on Monday, Sept. 28, 2 pm - 6 pm in the UE Employee Medical Center (Sampson Hall-Crayton E. and Ellen Mann Health Center). Flu shots are FREE to employees on the UE health insurance as well as any of their family members that are on the insurance. Other participants will pay $20 (cash only) & will receive a receipt to submit for reimbursement through their insurance. 

* Psychology Club Call Out Meeting!!

Psychology club will have its first meeting on Thursday, September 24, in Room 162, Schroeder School of Business Building from 6:30 pm until 8 pm. This meeting will also include a senior panel where you can learn about different pathways to take in the field of psychology by listening to seniors and asking them questions about where they are going!

Seniors will talk about Graduate school, Medical school, Law school, Human Resources, Social work, and Neuroscience!

Anyone is welcome to join! 

* Office Depot/Office Max Vendor Show & More!

The 2015 UE Office Depot/Office Max Vendor Show & More is coming for UE employees on Wednesday, September 23, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in Eykamp Hall, Ridgway University Center. Come and check it out. 

* Writing Center Bootcamp: Thesis Statements

Learn the basics of thesis writing this Wednesday, September 23, from 5:00 – 5:45 p.m. in the Writing Center. This session will address what the thesis is, why it is important, and how it should be structured. We will also cover some basic tips on organizing essays. Hope to see you there!

* Circle K Meeting

Interested in volunteer work? Want to fulfill some volunteer hours? Come to our Circle K International meeting on September 29 at 9 pm in Hyde 103.   We help the community, while building relationships throughout the city and school.

* Review Course for Fundamentals of Engineering Exam Offered

The University of Evansville College of Engineering and Computer Science has announced dates for the annual review and preparation course for those planning to take the Fundamentals of Engineering Exam.

All classes will be held Thursday evenings beginning at 6:30 p.m. in the Koch Center for Engineering and Science on the UE campus.  Classes are divided into relevance per discipline.  Civil and mechanical engineering candidates will attend from October 1, through January 28. Electrical and computer engineering candidates will attend November 5, 12, 19, and December 3. Fees are adjusted accordingly.

Registration forms and payment must be returned by 3 p.m. on Wednesday, September 30. On campus registrations should be returned to Room 250, Koch Center. Community members may obtain registration information by contacting Kimberly Higgins via e-mail at or phone at 812-488-2651.

Early registration is encouraged as space is limited. 



Info You Should Know

* The University of Evansville Announces "The UE Guarantee"

The University of Evansville has announced “The UE Guarantee,” which will be offered to students entering the University in the fall of 2016. This commitment is part of the UE’s ongoing mission to provide its students with an affordable, high quality education that will prepare graduates for lives of meaning and accomplishment.

The UE Guarantee consists of five specific assurances:

• Students are guaranteed to graduate in four years, or the fifth year will be paid for by the University
• Students are guaranteed that they will engage with talented and dedicated professors. The student-to-faculty ratio is 14:1; two-thirds of UE classes have less than 20 students.
• Students are guaranteed that they will receive a scholarship.
• Students are guaranteed access to at least one internship and lifetime access to career support services from UE’s Center for Career Development.
• Students are guaranteed that they will have the chance to study abroad. UE will offer a $1,000 travel grant to students who are unable to study abroad by the beginning of their senior year.

“The UE Guarantee is a natural product of what we already do,” said UE President Thomas A. Kazee.  “It’s a promise to our students that we will make the resource commitments necessary to continue providing the opportunities, talented faculty, and academic experiences that will lead to their success while at UE and after graduation.”

While most students and their parents understand the advantages that come from an education at a university such as UE, there is often a perception that the tuition might be unaffordable.

“One shouldn’t assume that a school is unaffordable based on the official tuition dollar amount, the so-called sticker price” advised UE Vice President of Enrollment Shane Davidson. “For example, at UE, virtually all freshmen entering in fall 2015 received an academic scholarship, making the average net tuition price just under $13,000 for the 2015-16 academic year.”

Another important element for students and parents to consider when choosing a college is what will happen after graduation, Kazee added.

“At UE, our innovative Center for Career Development works with students to help them determine and achieve their career goals,” said Kazee. “Students have access to internships and other experiences that prepare them for success. The job and graduate placement rate for our Class of 2014 was 93 percent, with a $42,500 median salary for those employed six months after graduation.”

According to UE Executive Director of International Programs Wes Milner, another significant factor in finding the right college is the quality of its study abroad program.

“Understanding other countries and cultures is imperative for success in today's global marketplace,” he explained. “At UE we encourage students to study, intern, or engage experientially in an international setting. We offer many opportunities to study abroad, including Harlaxton, our British campus in Grantham, England. We are very proud that it was ranked the best study abroad program in America by Best College Reviews.”

For more information on the UE Guarantee, visit

* Rental Books can be Purchased

Just a reminder from the UE Bookstore that if you rented a textbook in the Bookstore and now feel that you would like to purchase the book instead, stop by the Bookstore. The Bookstore will apply the rental fee you paid to the purchase price of the book if you so decide to purchase the book. If you have any questions please contact the Bookstore. 

* 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



* Reed Performs at Illinois College

Douglas Reed, University Organist Emeritus/Professor of Music Emeritus, performed American composer William Bolcom’s Fantasia for organ and brass with the American Brass Quintet at Illinois College, Jacksonville, IL, on September 19. In this opening concert of IC’s 2015-16 Fine Arts Series (“Made in America”), Reed also performed selections from William Albright’s Organbook III, premiered by the composer in Neu Chapel at the University of Evansville’s Church Music Festival and Clinic in 1979. Bolcom’s Fantasia was commissioned by the Evansville Chapter of the American Guild of Organists in honor of Dr. Reed’s teaching career and was premiered at First Presbyterian Church, Evansville in April.


* Robert Dion Helps to Select United States Magistrate Judge

Robert Dion, chairperson of the Department of Law, Politics, and Society and associate professor of political science, was recently asked to serve on the Merit Selection Panel that was created to find a replacement for Magistrate Judge William Hussmann, who is retiring from the federal bench in January after serving for 27 years. The 12-member panel was created by Chief Judge Richard Young on behalf of the District Judges of the Southern District of Indiana. In a series of intensive meetings, the panel scrutinized the many applications, then conducted a marathon of interviews, then deliberated over its recommendations. When the process was over, it was announced that Matt Brookman, Assistant U.S. Attorney, will be appointed to an 8-year term as the next Magistrate Judge. As it happens, Brookman has been teaching Constitutional Law to students at the University of Evansville for the past several years as an adjunct in the Law, Politics, and Society department. 



* Katterhenry on top again at Loyola

Fresh off of her victory in the Redbird Invitational two weeks ago, University of Evansville junior Kayla Katterhenry leads the pack once again at the Loyola Fall Invitational at Flossmoor Country Club.

In Monday’s opening two rounds of action, Katterhenry posted two rounds of 74 and checks in with a 148. She is just one ahead of Southern Illinois’ Sun Jung, whose rounds of 74 and 75 have her at a 149. Rachel Johnson of Chicago State is third with a 150. The top four are separated by just five strokes.

Katterhenry’s performance, coupled with that of her teammates, has the Purple Aces sitting in fourth place out of the ten participating teams. UE is within striking distance of Butler who is in third place. Evansville has a 639 while Butler stands at 635. Southern Illinois is on top with a 619 while Chicago State is nine shots back in second.

Maggie Camp had a stellar day of action for UE and stands in a tie for 20th place. Her rounds of 82 and 80 has her sitting with a 162 after the first day. One stroke behind is sophomore Giulia Mallmann. After carding an 83, Mallmann improved by three shots in round two and has a 163. Next up is freshman Maria Pickens. In her second collegiate tournament, Pickens posted rounds of 85 and 81 and is tied for 32nd with a 166.

Another freshman, Madison Chaney, recorded a 175 in day one. Two individuals made the trip for UE with Carly Waggoner and Rachel Marchi playing for the Aces. Waggoner finished the day with a 170 while Marchi sits with a 183.

Tomorrow, the action begins at 8:30 a.m. as Katterhenry looks to remain perfect and the Aces try to move up into the top three.

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