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Thursday, September 24, 2015

* United Way Campaign Starts Monday!

Be an EARLY BIRD with your United Way Pledge!
Early bird deadline: 5:00 p.m., Monday, September 28

UE’s United Way campaign will take place September 28 - October 2. Keep an eye out for your packet in the mail, and make sure to read AceNotes throughout the campaign to see how United Way has impacted those within our own UE family.

Meet the early bird deadline, and you will be eligible for one of these great prizes!
• Gift bag from Combs
• Gift bag from Basket Kases
• Gift bag from Penny Johns
• Free meal passes from Sodexo
• Free tickets for Men’s Basketball
• Free tickets for Women’s Basketball
• Free theatre passes to UE’s 2015 season
• An Apple iPad

Please read the information in your packet and if you have any questions, feel free to contact Office of Human Resources at ext. 2943.

Lastly, be sure to give to the United Way campaign!

* 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. 

* Family Weekend 2015 Updates!

Receive a FREE "University of Evansville PARENT" removable decal for your automobile and a FREE Forever Purple cloth bag when you check-in during Family Weekend!  Also, complete an entry form to possibly win a $50 Bookstore gift certificate!  Previously purchased soccer wristbands and theatre tickets will be at HQ too. Student can check-in for their parents at Forever Purple Homecoming & Family Weekend 2015 Headquarters! Questions? Call 812-488-2586 and ask for Donna Jones or Angela Williams.

Alumni and families can check-in at Headquarters on Friday: 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. -  Class of 1957 Atrium and Grand Lobby, Ridgway University Center; Alumni HQ on Saturday: 7:30 a.m. – Noon,  Bernhardt Atrium, Schroeder School of Business Building; Family HQ on Saturday: 7:30 a.m.-Noon, Schroeder Family School of Business, Atrium.

Fun things family can do include: 

(FRIDAY) A tour of the new McCarthy Greenhouse, BSU Presents: Family Feud, legacy family photos and reception, musical bingo, and theatre.

(SATURDAY) Breakfast with Parents Council, State of the U Address by President Kazee, Homecoming Lecture, Family Weekend Drum Circle, Tin City tours, Family Weekend concert, Aces Athletics yard sale, Forever Purple  Carnival/Tailgate from 2-6 pm with food and games, Women’s and men’s soccer games, a UE Parent Social with purple candy display, fireworks, and rePercussion (drumming and comedy show). 

(SUNDAY) Mass, Newman Center open house, University Worship, Homecoming brunch, and theatre.

As students’ families come to visit during Family Weekend, bring younger siblings to the UE Admission Office! All younger siblings that stop by can receive a free t-shirt! Admission hours are 8 am-5 pm on Friday and 9 am-12 pm on Saturday.

For the first time ever, parents of UE students are invited to visit a classroom in the College of Education & Health Sciences during Family Weekend (Up to 4 per class).

Online registration is closed now, but families can still call Donna, at 812-488-2586, in the Office of Alumni and Parent Relations.  

To see a detailed schedule of all Homecoming and Family Weekend events go to

* Forever Purple welcomes Alumni and Families

Nearly 1000 alumni, parents and other family members will take part in the variety of activities that is Forever Purple Weekend, September 25 - 27. Everything from music and theatre performances to soccer and fireworks. Campus community members are invited to join the festivities. View the full schedule of events at

Questions? Contact Alumni and Parent Relations at extension 2586 or 

* Forever Purple Weekend Events

This year the University of Evansville will celebrate Homecoming and Family Weekend together during the Forever Purple Weekend. On Saturday, Sept. 26th there will be several events in which to participate. The afternoon begins with a student organization carnival hosted by SAB with 20 activities to participate in. Games, prizes, and food as well as a dunk tank, obstacle course, human spheres and bouncing horse races. Kids are welcome to attend this fun event. The Men's and Women's Soccer team will play at Black Beauty Field at 3 pm (women) and 6 pm (men). During halftime of the men's game we will announce the finalists and of Mr. and Miss UE and crown the winners. Following the men's game there will be a fireworks display with viewing in the field north of McCutchan Stadium. Finally, the evening entertainment will be a comedy percussion group called rePercussion in Eykamp Hall in Ridgway University Center at 9 pm. 

* UE Athletics Yard Sale Extravaganza during Forever Purple Weekend

The University of Evansville Athletics Department is announcing a one-of-a-kind, everything must go, Yard Sale Extravaganza as part of the Forever Purple Homecoming this weekend.

The event takes place on Saturday, Sept. 26 beginning at 2:00 p.m. CDT in the Maikranz Gym of the Carson Center. The two-hour sale is a must for any true Purple Aces fan.

Items include jerseys, hats, jackets, pullovers, track suits, gym bags, socks, shin guards and more. Relics from all of the UE Athletic programs are available including historical items like the jerseys from the 2006 Missouri Valley Conference Championship baseball team, goalkeeper uniforms from the men’s and women’s soccer teams, and assorted items from the men’s and women’s basketball programs.

Prices start at $1 for Marty Simmons bobbleheads. $5 items include hats, t-shirts, travel bags, shin guards and socks (five for $5). All jackets, pullovers, and pants are $10. Fans can also purchase jerseys for $20. Uniforms from the 2006 MVC Championship team will be $25.

The event will be held in the Maikranz Gym in the Carson Center. Doors open at 2:00 p.m. CDT and ends at 4:00 p.m. CDT.

Homecoming ranges from Sept. 25-27 at UE. There will be a soccer doubleheader on Saturday, Sept. 26, as the women’s team hosts Loyola at 3:00 p.m. CDT and the men’s team plays Drake at 6:00 p.m. Festivities include a Forever Purple Carnival, an athletics yard sale, on field recognitions (Hall of Fame coaches Mick Lyon and Fred Schmalz, members of the 1985 and 1990 NCAA Final Four teams), and the first-ever fireworks show on the UE campus.

* UE Bookstore Hours and Sale during Forever Purple Weekend

The UE Bookstore will have extended hours during Forever Purple (Homecoming & Family) Weekend (September 25-27) and will offer 15% off the regular price of all UE clothing and gift sales during the following hours: Friday from 8 a.m.-6 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and Sunday from Noon-2 p.m. Stop in and get some UE gear and save. 


What's Happening Today

* Changemaker Video Training and Gen Info Session Today

Need help getting started on your 3-minute video entry for the Changemaker Challenge? A general information and video training session is available today in Hyde Hall, Room 227 to all Changemakers.

3:00 – 4:00 p.m. – Video Training/Coaching
4:00 – 5:00 p.m. – General Info/Q &A

Private coaching available Mondays/Wednesdays/Fridays from 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. and Tuesdays/Thursdays from 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. Email Patrick Odoyo (po22) for an appointment.

Sessions will provide students with opportunities to learn the basics of video production, learn video tools available on campus and online, and ask any questions regarding the video process or the Changemaker Challenge in general.

Video submissions up to 3 minutes in length addressing this year’s theme “Evansville Strong: Local to Global” are due before midnight on Friday, October 2. Challenge finalists will be announced on October 15. The final pitches and awards presentation will be held on Thursday, October 29.

For more information, visit

* Lunch and Lead on Thursday, September 24

Meet, eat and discover leadership at Lunch and Lead! We invite you to our session on Thursday, September 24, from 12:15 p.m.-1:15 p.m. The topic will be "Emotional Intelligence." The speaker will be Assistant Professor of Philosophy Lisa Kretz. Bring your lunch and meet us in Eykamp 252, Ridgway University Center.

Lunch and Lead is a Ted Talk style presentation and discussion session. All members of the UE community are welcome.

For a full schedule and more details visit:

* Sept. 25 - Vanderburgh County Electronics Recycling

Vanderburgh County Solid Waste Management District will hold Electronics Recycling Days at C&I Electronics located at 1700 Lafayette, 812-423-9166 on September 24 and 25 from 10 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. and September 26 from 8:00 a.m. – 12 noon. This is for Vanderburgh County households only. For more information, call the Vanderburgh County Solid Waste District at 436-7800 or see the link on UE's Env. Mgmt. Dept. Facebook page at

* Psychology Club Call Out Meeting TODAY

The Psychology Club will have its first meeting tonight at 6:30 p.m. in Room 162, Schroeder School of Business Building!!

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!


Upcoming Events

* 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. 

* UE Theatre Opens 2015–2016 Season with The Royal Society of Antarctica

The University of Evansville announces a dynamic start to its 2015–2016 season - The Royal Society of Antarctica by Mat Smart, a 2001 UE alumnus, opening Friday, Sept. 25, at 7:30 p.m., in UE’s Shanklin Theatre. Additional performances are at 7:30 p.m. on Sept. 26, Oct. 1, 2, 3, and at 2:00 p.m. on Sept. 27 and Oct. 4.

“This really impressive new play succeeds partly because of its highly distinctive setting at the bottom of the world, partly because Mat Smart knows how to forge a metaphor about a community of needy misfits all running away from something, partly because it is penned with real wit and affection, and mostly because it brings together a collection of highly distinctive and lovable characters in whose fate we find ourselves strikingly invested.” - Chris Jones, The Chicago Tribune

Amy Attaway, guest artist and 2001 UE alumna, directs The Royal Society of Antarctica. Department chair and associate professor of theatre Eric Renschler serves as the scenic designer; Caitlin McCarthy, a senior from Los Angeles, Calif., is the costume designer; Aaron Curry, a senior from Glendale, Ariz., is the lighting designer; Benjamin Phillips, a junior from Fort Worth, Texas, is the sound designer; and professor of theatre Diane Brewer is the dramaturg.

The twelve-member cast features sophomore Joseph W. Schwalb, from Milwaukee, Wis., as Ace; senior Samie Johnson, from Denver, Colo., as Dee; junior Chris Brumley, from Louisville, Ky., as Jake; junior Kit Bulla, from Springhill, Tenn., as Miller; senior Devin Fluker, from Las Vegas, Nev., as Pam; junior Rachel Woods, from Franklin, Tenn., as Tamara; sophomore Davis Cowart, from Bronwood, Ga., as UT Tim; senior Dylan Crow, from Danville, Ky., as UT Tom; freshmen Matt McDonald, from Carmel, Ind., Daniel Stewart, from Fort Worth, Texas, and Justin Lyons, from Evansville, Ind., as Jano 1, Jano 2, and Jano 3, respectively; and senior Henry Ragan, from Herndon, Va., as Hank (voiceover).

Ticket prices are $15 for adults and $13 for senior adults, students, and UE faculty and staff. UE students may obtain one free student rush ticket beginning at 12 noon on the day of the performance they wish to attend.

Subscriptions for the four-play Shanklin Theatre season are still available for $44 for adults and $38 for senior adults, students, and UE faculty. Including the play The Royal Society of Antarctica, a season subscription also includes the musical Big Fish, book by John August and music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa, Nov. 13 through 22; Lily Dale, by Horton Foote, Feb. 19 through 28; and Richard III, by William Shakespeare, Apr. 15 through 24.

Tickets may be purchased by calling (812) 488–2031, Monday through Friday, noon to 5 p.m.

* Ace Purple Mascot Tryouts on September 28

Are you the next Ace Purple? Come tryout next Monday, September 28, from 5:30-6:30 pm in the Carson Center Small Gym. Bring your school spirit and prepare to show off your moves. For more information, please e-mail 

* Charlas: Informal Conversation in Spanish on Mondays!

Students of all levels of Spanish are invited to meet at Jazzman's in Ridgway University Center at 4:00 pm on Mondays (starting September 28) to practice Spanish with Fulbright foreign language teaching assistants from Venezuela and Argentina in a relaxed atmosphere. 

* Time Management and Study Skills Workshops - September 28

Time Management and Study Skills Workshops will be held on Monday, September 28 at 9:00 a.m. and repeated again at 5:00 p.m. in the Writing Center. Learn to organize your time and develop good study habits. 

* Indiana University Law Day

Indiana University Law Day 2015 is October 8, 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., in Alumni Hall, Indiana University Memorial Union.

Talk with over 120 institutions about admissions requirements, your qualifications, employment, specialties, financial aid, and any topic of interest to you.

Fair registration is through UE JobLink. Click Jobs Tab -> Enter 901414 in the search bar (this is the posting number)

The University of Evansville will provide transportation. There is a $10.00 deposit required that will be refundable upon attendance. 

* Constitution Day Panel on Religious Liberty Tomorrow

Are you concerned about whether your religious faith is protected in the workplace? Are you unsure about how religious views should be accommodated in public settings? A panel discussion on religious liberty will be held on Thursday, September 24, at 4 p.m. in Eykamp 253 in Ridgway University Center. Speakers will address the legal, constitutional, ethical and religious dimensions of this subject -- and, yes, Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis' name will be mentioned more than once. This event is free and open to the public, and it is part of the observance of Constitution Day at the University of Evansville. 

* 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

* Graduate School Fair next week

A Graduate School Fair is planned for Wednesday, September 30, 1-3 pm, on the Ridgway University Center East Terrace.

Registered schools:
- Campbellsville University
- Indiana State University Genetic Counseling
- Indiana Tech - Evansville
- Indiana University Kelley School of Business (Graduate Accounting) (Information Systems Program)
- Indiana University School of Social Work
- IU Lilly Family School of Philanthropy
- IUPUI Graduate School
- IUPUI School of Public and Environmental Affairs
- Kelley School of Business Indianapolis
- Purdue University
- Southern Illinois University School of Law
- The University of Indianapolis
- University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law
- USI Graduate Studies
- Valparaiso Law


Info You Should Know

* Be part of a research study!

It’s as easy as breathing! Dr. Kyle Kiesel and students in the Department of Physical Therapy 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. The testing session is a one-time commitment lasting approximately 45 minutes. Testing takes place Mondays, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Contact if interested to schedule your testing session. 

* No Open Swim on Saturday, September 26

There will be no Open Swim hours on Saturday, September 26. Sunday will have regular open swim hours from 3-5 pm. 

* Phi Kappa Tau Day Night Correction

There was an error in the recent Flush Flash. The Phi Kappa Tau’s Phi Day Night Live has already taken place.

* Oakhill Pharmacy Closed-student information

The University of Evansville Student Health Center was notified on September 21 by Oak Hill Pharmacy that they would be closing their business effective immediately.

All student prescriptions have been transferred to Walgreens Pharmacy located on the S.E. corner of Green River and Lynch Roads. We were informed that they will continue delivery to UE Health Center Monday thru Friday. Their phone number is 812-475-9541.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause students, please call the Health Center if assistance is needed at 812-488-2033.



* 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. 

* Plikuhn Presents at American Sociological Association Workshop

Mari Plikuhn, assistant professor of sociology, presented her paper “Connecting Non-Majors to Sociology” last month at the Section on Teaching and Learning workshop at the annual meetings of the American Sociological Association in Chicago. Travel for this presentation was supported by the Eykamp Center for Teaching Excellence Teaching Conference Grant and the Ridgway Faculty Excellence Grant. 



* Katterhenry earns 8th MVC weekly honor

On Tuesday, University of Evansville junior Kayla Katterhenry won the Loyola Fall Invitational. Today, she was honored for that achievement with her 8th Missouri Valley Conference Women’s Golfer of the Week award.

Katterhenry shares the award with Allison Rolinger of UNI, who was also victorious this week, taking top honors in the Coyote Classic.

A 1-under 72 in the final round of the Loyola Fall Invitational saw Katterhenry continue to add to her records with the fifth victory of her career. Her efforts in the final round helped her to clinch the tournament by six strokes. The 72 in the final round marked the lowest round of the tournament.

In Monday’s opening two rounds, Katterhenry recorded identical scores of 74 as she entered the final day with a one shot lead.

Evansville will be back on the course on Oct. 5-6 at the Butler Invitational in Indianapolis.

- INFO: For all of the latest information on University of Evansville golf, 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 Men's Soccer Drops Road Match at IU

The University of Evansville men’s soccer team (2-4-0) dropped a 3-0 road contest at Indiana University (4-3-1) on Wednesday evening. The Purple Aces return home for their Homecoming match and Missouri Valley Conference opener against Drake on Saturday, Sept. 26.

“We were under a little bit of pressure the first five to 10 minutes from IU, but we dealt with it, had some possessions at midfield and created some opportunities,” said Evansville head men’s soccer coach Marshall Ray. “The second goal really hurt us and broke our back a bit but we regrouped at halftime. When you look at it, we gave up a penalty kick off a long throw and another off a set piece. We have to get better and focused in those situations and create a few more chances.”

Indiana went ahead in the 8th minute, taking advantage of a handball in the 18 yard box for a Femi Hollinger-Janzen penalty kick and score.

Hollinger-Janzen then netted another goal in the 40th minute to put UE down by two entering halftime. The Aces tallied six shots in the opening half including two from sophomore midfielder/defender Ian McGrath (high in the 22nd minute and wide left in the 30th minute).

Ahead 2-0, IU increased their lead on a 62nd minute goal by Grant Lillard, the final score of the evening.

McGrath led UE with three shots in the contest. Sophomore goalkeeper Matthew Keller recorded three saves.

Homecoming is this weekend (Sept. 25-27) at UE. There will be a soccer doubleheader on Saturday, Sept. 26 as the women’s team hosts Loyola at 3:00 p.m. CDT and the men’s team plays Drake at 6:00 p.m. The festivities include a Forever Purple Carnival, an Athletics Yard Sale, on field recognitions (Hall of Fame coaches Mick Lyon and Fred Schmalz, members of the 1985 and 1990 NCAA Final Four teams), and the first-ever fireworks extravaganza on the UE campus.

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.


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