University of Evansville

AceNotes Today

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

From the President

* Regarding the Acceptance of the QI by HLC

In 2012, the University of Evansville (UE) submitted to the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) our Quality Initiative Proposal (QIP) to further our strategic goals of increased internationalization and greater social responsibility.  As part of the Open Pathways accreditation process the HLC reviews the effort and progress toward the QIP goals.

The QIP had five main goals: to explore and expand partnerships in East Asia; to build reciprocal student exchanges in the Middle East and North Africa region; to increase the number and diversity of international students on campus and to improve the intercultural experience of both the international and domestic students; to expand the variety of short-term study abroad experiences and their social impact; and, to strengthen our global citizenship focus in coursework and co-curricular activities at Harlaxton College.

In August, UE submitted our Quality Initiative (QI) Report to the HLC, and we are proud to announce that the outstanding efforts of so many were recognized by a favorable review by the HLC.  The HLC reviewers noted that the implementation of the QI has been an institution-wide collaborative effort with an emphasis on continuous improvement and innovative approaches to produce an ongoing effort that supports our Strategic Plan.   The best summary of the HLC assessment is the final part of the last line of the HLC review that states “the QIP was significant in scope and impact and supports UE in its role as a leader in international education.”

The QI Report submitted to the HLC and the summary review report from the HLC are available for viewing at:

My thanks go out to all those who have worked so diligently to design and implement the Quality Initiative, effecting real, lasting, and positive changes in how UE carries out its mission of developing responsible global citizens. 

Tom Kazee
University of Evansville


What's Happening Today

* Celebrity Entrepreneur Daymond John Speaking TONIGHT at FREE Downtown Event: UE Community Invited!

The campus community is invited to An Evening with Daymond John tonight at 7:00 p.m. at the Victory Theatre in downtown Evansville. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. for this free public event and seating is first-come, first-served.

The University of Evansville has partnered with Junior Achievement of Southwest Indiana to make this opportunity possible for our students and the community. The event will serve as both the culmination of JA’s 50th anniversary celebrations as well as this year’s special event for UE’s annual Patricia H. Snyder Concert and Lecture Series which brings renowned speakers to Evansville at no cost to the public.

About Daymond John
Over the last 20 years, John has evolved from one of the most successful fashion icons of his generation to a highly sought after branding expert, author, consultant, and speaker. John’s creative vision and strong knowledge of the marketplace created FUBU (For Us By Us), one of the most iconic fashion icons in recent years. In 2009, John joined the cast of the ABC entrepreneurial business show, Shark Tank, and has since become a household name. On the show, John and four other prominent executives listen to business pitches from everyday people hoping to launch their company or product to new heights.

About the Patricia Snyder Lecture Series
Made possible through an endowment from the late Patricia H. Snyder, trustee and longtime friend of the University of Evansville, the Patricia H. Snyder Concert & Lecture Series was created in 1997 to bring speakers or performers of national or international renown to Evansville at no cost to the public. The concerts and lectures in this series span a wide variety of topics, and are aimed at both the Evansville and campus communities. Events are free and open to the public.

* This Week in Music: Duo (or More) Recital

Department of Music Chair and Associate Professor of Clarinet Thomas Josenhans and Consortium Instructor of Oboe Elizabeth Robertson will present this week’s Faculty Recital in Wheeler Concert Hall on Tuesday evening, October 20, at 7:30 p.m. Playing together, separately, and in combination with various other members of the Department of Music faculty, the duo will present a program of works ranging from Mozart’s Quintet for Piano, Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon, and Horn, K. 452, to Eleven Echoes of Autumn, a work for alto flute, clarinet, violin, and piano by American modernist composer George Crumb. The recital is free and open to the public. 

* Flamingo Fundraiser

The ladies of Zeta Tau Alpha will be at tables in Ridgway University Center on October 19-21 running a Flamingo Fundraiser in order to raise money for Big Man on Campus! To send a flock of plastic flamingos to a friend that lives off campus, in a townhouse, or campus owned apartment/house, the prices will be $10 for 5 flamingos or $20 for 10 flamingos. To send a flock of paper flamingos to a friend living in a residence hall, the prices will be $5 a flock or $10 a flamboyance. The flocking will begin on Thursday, October 22. The flocks of flamingos will migrate every 48 hours. There will be an option to pay $10 in order to find out who has sent the flock to you! 

* Health Careers Fair Today

Nearly 50 employers are on campus today for Health Careers Fair! To meet them, come to the Student Fitness Center today from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm. All students, freshmen through seniors, considering a health-related career should attend. See registered employers in JobLink ( 

* New Art Exhibit in the Melvin Peterson Gallery

“Mapmaker,” an exhibit of the work of artist Katherine Baxter, will be on display at the University of Evansville’s Melvin Peterson Gallery from October 19 – December 11. Baxter will present a public lecture in the Peterson Gallery on Thursday, October 22, at 7:00 p.m., followed by a reception.

These events are part of the Emerging Contemporary Artist Lecture Series sponsored by the Efroymson Family Fund and the UE Department of Art.

Baxter lives in London, England, where she is an illustrator for newspapers, magazines and book publishing companies including The Times, The Daily Telegraph, The Royal Mail, Vogue, Kingfisher Books, and Good Housekeeping Magazine. She has created private commissions for The Prince of Wales, many American schools, hospitals and universities, and the 2015 Wimbleton. Her interest in “looking at the world from above” began as a young child, and continued after studying at Bath Academy of Art. Her fascination with aerial views inspired her “jewel-like” pictorial maps of architectural vistas of cities, towns and villages all over the world.

“The challenge of creating maps still gives me a thrill and a joy,” says Baxter. “In some ways it fulfills a deep psychological need of knowing where I’m going. I like a beginning and I like a destination.”

The Melvin Peterson Gallery, located at the corner of Weinbach and Lincoln Avenues, is open Mondays, Tuesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays from noon - 3 p.m., and Wednesdays and Thursdays from noon - 6 p.m.

For more information on Baxter’s work, go to

For more information on this exhibit, contact the UE Department of Art at 812-488-2043 or email

* Daymond John at the Victory Theatre

The Office of Development and Alumni Relations is thrilled to announce the Fall 2015 Patricia H. Snyder Lecture Series speaker, presented in partnership with Junior Achievement of Southwestern Indiana: Shark Tank’s Daymond John.

Daymond John is a co-star on ABC’s Emmy Award winning reality business show Shark Tank and the founder and CEO of FUBU, a clothing company that has amassed more than 4 billion dollars in worldwide retail sales to date.

An Evening with Daymond John
Tuesday, October 20
7:00 p.m.
The Victory Theatre

No advanced registration or tickets required. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. Seating is first come, first served.


Upcoming Events

* Spanish Film Club to Show a Zombie Comedy on Wednesday, October 21

Join us next Wednesday October 21, at 6:00 pm in Room 126 in Hyde Hall to watch a Spanish-language movie. For more information please contact Jamelyn Wheeler ( or Assistant Professor of Spanish Lorena Andueza ( 

* UN Day: Syrian Stories

This Thursday, October 22, at 6:30 in Room 170 (Smythe Lecture Hall), Schroeder School of Business Building, the UNICEF Campus Initiative is presenting its first event in the commemoration of the United Nations Day. In order to commemorate UN's Day, we will host the "Syrian Stories" event. Syrian Stories is an event focused on the current situation in Syria making great emphasis on the humanitarian and social aspect of the conflict. We will be showing the documentary "Syria: No Strings" and host a panel discussion lead by executive director of international programs Wesley Milner and a group of Syrian students who will be sharing their stories with us. Milner will discuss the role of the United Nations in the world as well as in the conflict in Syria.

We hope to see you there 

* Writing Center Boot Camp: Academic Writing for International Students: Part 2

Writing Center Boot Camp: Academic Writing for International Students: Part 2 will address academic writing tools such as summary, paraphrasing, in-text and reference citation, note-taking, and creating annotated bibliographies. We will also answer grammar questions as requested by students attending. All students are welcome to this useful workshop on Wednesday, October 21, at 5:00 p.m. in the Writing Center. 

* Lunch and Lead on Wednesday on October 21

Meet, eat and discover leadership at Lunch and Lead!

We invite you to our session on Wednesday, October 21, 2015 from 12:00 pm-1:00 p m with Anna Hargis, executive director of Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Ohio Valley. Her session is titled: "Not everyone is like you: leading through differences." 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:

* "Preparing to Register" - October 22 and 23

Advising and pre-registration for the spring 2016 semester begins Monday, October 26. For freshmen and new transfer students, the upcoming pre-registration and advising meetings are different than your summer orientation experience. 

Learn how the process works and be prepared to meet with your academic advisor by dropping in on one of our events in Ridgway University Center, Eykamp 252:

Thursday, October 22    4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Friday, October 23      12:-00 – 2:00 p.m.

At these events students can learn about:

Advising and pre-registration

Their academic advisor’s contact information

The Enduring Foundations General Education curriculum

The Degree Checklist

The new online Degree Audit program

Spring financial aid and billing

Changing your major or adding a minor

Students who attend will be entered into a drawing for a $100 gift certificate from the UE Bookstore. While the events are geared toward freshmen and new transfers, all students are welcome.  

* UE Senior Nursing Project Giveback at Orangeleaf

The Senior Nursing class would like to invite everyone out to Orange Leaf (Burkhardt location) on October 22, as we will be raising funds for our senior project. The funds we raise will help us to buy hygiene items for children in Evansville who are in great need. Please mention the University of Evansville Senior nursing class to your cashier so that 10% of your bill will be contributed to our project. Thank you! 

* Indiana Means Business Career Fair next week

Time is running out! Register now for Indiana Means Business Career Fair.

Register through UE JobLink (Jobs tab --> search for posting 901450

Bus transportation provided from UE. Contact Career Development to reserve your seat.

View registered employers here:

This event is scheduled for October 28, 10 AM - 3 PM EST, Indy Marriott Hotel Downtown.

Need assistance with your job, internship, co-op or graduate school search? Please contact the Center for Career Development: or 812-488-1083.


Info You Should Know

* Higher Learning Commission Campus Visit: February 29 – March 2

The University of Evansville will host a visit February 29 - March 2, 2016, with a team representing its regional accrediting agency, the Higher Learning Commission (HLC).

The team will review the institution’s ongoing ability to meet the commission’s Criteria for Accreditation, standards of quality that institutions are expected to address. The Criteria emerge out of a set of guiding values that are grounded in shared tenets of the academic community.

Because the standards against which UE will be evaluated are common expectations at colleges and universities, looking at our policies, practices and outcomes will be more than just an exercise in accountability. It will be an opportunity for us to respond to those things that matter both to us at UE and to the larger higher education community.

Click here to learn more about the HLC and what to expect during the visit.

* Study Areas Available

The Library is scheduled to open shortly, however, if you are looking for places to study, the classroom buildings are open as follows:

Graves Hall -Classrooms and building unlock at 6:30 am and lock at 9:30 pm on Monday – Friday; 8:00 am – 5:00 pm on Saturday; and closed Sunday.

Hyde Hall -Classrooms and building unlock at 6:30 am and lock at 11:00 pm on Monday – Friday; 8:00 am – 11:00 pm on Saturday; and Noon – 11:00 pm on Sunday

Koch Center - Classrooms and building unlock at 6:30 am and lock at 10:00 pm on Monday – Friday; 8:00 am-8:00 pm on Saturday; and noon-10:00 pm on Sunday

Schroeder School of Business Building – Classrooms and Building unlock at 7:00 am and lock at 11:00 pm on Monday – Friday; 8:00 am—11:00 pm on Saturday; and 8:00 am—10:00 pm on Sunday

* Become an RA!

Apply to become an RA! The process is starting for Spring 2016 openings, and for candidates who cannot participate in the selection process held in Spring 2016 for 2016-17 positions (i.e. at Harlaxton next semester)

Pick from two Information sessions at 5:30 pm in the Morton Brentano Pit on Tuesday, October 20 or October 27. Stop by to learn more about the position and ask about the application. Any member of the Residence Life staff will be happy to help you! All applicants must fill out an application and have two recommendation forms turned in by October 28.

Applications and reference forms materials can be found at:

* December Graduates

If you're a December Graduate and you missed Commencement Central last week please stop by the UE Bookstore. If you need a cap and gown and/or graduation announcements you should do so as soon as possible. Those graduating with a Masters degree need to stop by the Bookstore immediately as those garments are custom made. 

* Spring Adoptions Now due

This is a friendly reminder that adoptions for the Spring 2016 term and Intersession are now due in the UE Bookstore. If you have any questions please contact the Bookstore. Timely adoptions benefit everyone. 



* Efroymson Family Fund Awards UE Art Department a $15,500 Grant

UE’s Department of Art! The Office of Development and Alumni Relations would like to announce The Efroymson Family Fund has awarded the art department a $15,500 grant to support the Efroymson Family Emerging Contemporary Artists Lecture Series, a Gallery Intern support, Gallery exhibition support and a 3D printer.

The University of Evansville wishes to thank the Efroymson Family Fund, a fund of the Central Indiana Community Foundation, for its support of the arts at UE. Since the fund was established in 1998, it has awarded more than $70 million to nonprofit organizations in central Indiana and beyond. For more information on the Efroymson Family Fund, please visit

* 2015 Changemaker Challenge Finalists Named

Congratulations to our Changemaker Challenge finalists! Mark your calendars: The final pitches will be held on October 29 from 4:30 – 6:00 p.m. in the Ridgeway University Center.
Here are the 5 teams moving forward in this year’s competition (alphabetical order):

1. #eNOugh
The mission of this project is to prevent the mental, physical and emotional abuse of students grades 6-12 in Vanderburgh County by empowering them through education and confidence building.
Raquel Cundiff, Jessie Earle, Megan Fetterman, Mackenzie Harris, Austin Key, Jamie Settlemyer, Mary Whelan

2. E^3 – Evolving Evansville Energy
Team aims to create an awareness campaign for the environment.
Andrea Onyett, Alyssa Murphy, Seong-Woo Song, Tyler Thompson, Spencer Willem, and Tyler Wintermute

Developing an all-in-one website that will make it easier and more efficient for the citizens and local government to communicate their ideas. Make people more aware of what is going on in local government.
Branndon Castellano, Charlie Ericson, Kristen Lentsch, John Leopold, and Kayla Sheets

4. Feel Fit
Team aims to promote a healthier lifestyle for the Evansville community in order to combat one of the city's biggest issues: obesity.
Willian Mallmann, Monica Morales, Gabriela Tom

5. Student Clinic
Team is proposing the development of a student led clinic in the Evansville area to serve those in need of medical attention while providing both undergraduate and medical students real world experience.
Mandy Feagans and David Ibeneme



* UE Golf squads wrap up day one at Dayton

With one round down and one to go at the Dayton Flyer Invitational, the University of Evansville golf program has the men in a tie for sixth place while the women are in tenth at NCR Country Club in Ohio.

Both Wil Pahud and Kayla Katterhenry rank in the top ten for their respective squads.

Pahud finished Monday’s round with a 4-over 75 and is in a tie for seventh place. He is just two shots out of second place and five behind leader Austin Winings of IUPUI. Winings carded a 1-under 70 and leads the tournament by three strokes.

Next up for the Aces was sophomore Tyler Gray. He posted a 78 in the opening round and is tied for 31st, but within striking distance to move significantly up the leaderboard. One behind him is senior Rick Voyvodic. His first round total of 79 had him in a tie for 43rd, but his score is just four outside of the top ten.

A crowded top of the list sees the duo of Joseph Addante and Will Knights just behind the rest of his teammates with rounds of 80. Both are tied for 52nd overall. Jon Pick is playing as an individual and finished the day with a score of 87.

Oakland finished Monday with a score of 303 and have a 4-shot lead heading into the final day. IUPUI is second with a 307 while Cleveland State checks in with a 309. Evansville ranks in a tie for 6th place with Valparaiso.

Katterhenry paced the women on the opening day, posting a 7-over 77. Her efforts have her ranked in a tie for 9th place. Six shots behind her was Giulia Mallmann. The sophomore carded an 83 on Monday and ranks in a tie for 41st.

Maggie Camp and Maria Pickens each recorded rounds of 86 and are tied for 60th. Madison Cheney rounded out the UE contingent on the first day, notching a round of 91. Individuals Rachel Marchi and Carly Waggoner posted scores of 94.

Kasey Petty of Findlay sits atop the scoreboard with a 1-over 71. She is one ahead of a second-place tie between Elle Nichols and Gabrielle Shipley. On the team side, Grand Valley State is on top of Indianapolis by seven strokes. Grand Valley State finished the first day with a 304. Findlay is in third with a 312 while Oakland (316) and IUPUI (318) round out the top five.

Evansville is in 10th place with a 332. They are two behind Central Michigan, who is ninth.

Today, both teams will play a final round of 18 holes at NCR Country Club.

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