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Friday, November 20, 2015

* Attending Fridays@Five and the International Bazaar?

Enjoy both events and receive $3.00 off admission to the bazaar!

Coupons available TODAY, Friday, November 20

  • Office of the President, OH 201 (8:00 am – 4:30 pm)
  • Melvin Peterson Gallery (4:30 – 7:00 pm)

What's Happening Today

* 29th Annual International Bazaar Tonight!

The best part of the year - the International Bazaar - is tonight! The event is from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., with the student preview at 4:30 p.m. and food being served until 7:00 p.m.

Visitors to the bazaar will have the opportunity to experience the food, customs and cultures of UE’s international students, a diverse group that represent 51 countries. There will be all-you-can-eat cuisine, music, games, dancing, photo opportunities, and more.

The event is open to the public. General admission is $10. UE students and children five and under will be admitted for free.

Proceeds from the event will benefit Soles 4 Souls, an international not-for-profit organization that donates shoes for people in need. Guests will receive $2 off admission if they bring a pair of shoes for donation.

The bazaar is part of the University’s celebration of International Education Week.

To learn more about the bazaar, visit or contact the Office of Cultural Engagement and International Services at 812-488-2279 or

* UE Theatre presents fantastical musical Big Fish

The University of Evansville Department of Theatre proudly presents Andrew Lippa and John August’s musical Big Fish, based on the novel by Daniel Wallace, and the Columbia Pictures Film. Big Fish opened Friday Nov. 13, in UE’s Shanklin Theatre. Additional performances are at 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 20 and Nov. 21 and at 2:00 p.m. on Nov. 22.

Set in the Deep South, this family-friendly, heart-warming, and fantastical musical is centered on Edward Bloom, a traveling salesman who possesses a strong desire to be a hero, both to himself and his son.  His penchant for spinning tall tales and elaborate daydreams is solely to convince himself there is meaning and purpose to his ordinary life.  This musical’s moving score honors the age-old art of storytelling, by invoking the sense that imagination can transform even the humblest man’s life story into an unforgettable epic adventure.

Big Fish is directed by Artistic Director R. Scott Lank, choreographed by Ricki Newman and features a 9¬-person student orchestra, led by musical director Gregory B. Rike, Professor of Music.  Department Chair Eric Renschler serves as the scenic designer; Professor of Theatre Patti McCrory is the costume designer; Assistant Professor of Theatre, Stephen Boulmetis is the lighting designer; Will Koch, a senior from Santa Clause, IN., is the sound designer; Kendall Reasons, a junior from Springhill, TN., is the dramaturge; Alison Clifton, a senior from Temple, TX., serves as the associate costume designer; and Aaron Curry, a senior from Glendale, AZ., serves as the associate lighting designer. The show is stage managed by Hannah Cava, a senior from Las Vegas, NV.

The cast features Taylor Jones, a senior from Las Vegas, NV., as Edward, the larger than life story-teller, and McKenna Ceci, a junior from Peachtree, GA., as Sandra. The 25-person cast also features Nate DeCook, a junior from Holland, MI., as Will, and Konner Rudisill, an 11-year-old resident of Newburgh, IN., as Young Will.

Ticket prices are $18 for adults and $15 for senior adults, students and UE faculty and staff. UE students may obtain one free student rush ticket beginning at noon on the day of the performance they wish to attend.  Including Big Fish, the rest of the Shanklin Theatre Season includes 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.

* Cranberry Sauce Drive in Ace's Place and Cafe Court

The annual Gobbler Gathering through the Evansville Rescue Mission needs our help to assist in providing a Thanksgiving meal for those in need. UE's goal is to donate 500 cans of Cranberry Sauce. Residential units have a chance to win a Pizza party for donating the most number of cans. Cans can be donated via cash, credit or AceBucks in Cafe Court or Ace's Place through the end of the week. 

* Last #readingseries of 2015

Please join the literary folks in creative writing at The Slice on Friday, November 20, at 4:00 pm for the last student reading of the semester. This week will feature fiction and nonfiction by Josh Best, Sam Frost, and Sari Baum. Hope to see you there! 


Upcoming Events

* Catholic Mass on Sunday!

All are welcome to join us for Mass this Sunday at 1:00 pm in Neu Chapel. Fr. Christian Raab, OSB, from St. Meinrad Archabbey will be here to celebrate with us! We hope to see you there!

Please call/text Kristel at (812) 760-8610 for more information!

* Newman Club Thanksgiving Dinner Planned for Today

All are welcome to join the Newman Club on Monday, November 23, from 5:00 - 6:30 p.m., for a Thanksgiving meal. Come enjoy a homecooked meal of smoked turkey, cranberry salad, green bean casserole, pies, and so much more! Bishop Thompson will also be here to celebrate with us! We hope to see you there!

Please call/text Kristel at (812) 760-8610 for more information!

* TIAA-CREF Counseling Appointments

The TIAA-CREF representative will be on the UE campus on Tuesday, December 8, for individual counseling sessions. 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). If you have any questions, call Carol McCraney at 488-2943. 

* This Weekend in Music: A Senior Recital and Ensemble Concerts

Department of Music student Lucas Pate (violin) will offer his Senior Recital in Wheeler Concert Hall this Saturday, November 21, at 1:00 p.m. Lucas is a student of Professor Carol Dallinger, and his recital performance is in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Bachelor of Science Degree in Music Management.

Three small wind ensembles will join together for a Woodwind Chamber Ensembles concert in Wheeler Concert Hall on Sunday afternoon, November 22, at 2:00 p.m. The Clarinet Ensemble, under the direction of Associate Professor of Clarinet and Department Chair Thomas Josenhans; the Flute Ensemble, under the direction of Consortium Flute Instructor Cara Dailey; and the Saxophone Ensemble, under the direction of Assistant Professor of Music Education Shawn Teichmer, will perform a variety of works and arrangements from Haydn and Mozart to the modern era.

The UE Mixed Choir and Women’s Chorus will present a concert in Neu Chapel on Sunday evening at 6:00 p.m. Associate Professor and Director of Choral Activities Dennis Malfatti will lead the choirs in a program that will include works by Mozart, Schubert, Camille Saint-Saëns, and Sir Edward Elgar, just to name a few. Pianist Kristin Jones will accompany the ensembles.

The Department’s small brass and percussion ensembles will then offer a concert in Neu Chapel at 7:30 p.m. Professor of Trumpet Timothy Zifer will conduct the Trumpet Ensemble, while Assistant Professor of Low Brass Ken Steinsultz will lead the Low Brass Ensemble, Consortium Horn Instructor Emily Britton will lead the Horn Ensemble, and Consortium Percussion Instructor Ross Erickson will lead the Percussion Ensemble. Musical selections will range from the Renaissance to the present, including works by Cipriano de Rore, Quirino Gasparini, Béla Bartók, and Steve Reich.

All four recitals are free and open to the public.

* Runners and Walkers wanted!!

Join other walkers, runners and philanthropists on December 12, at 9 am, at the downtown Old National Bank Building to participate in this year's Jingle Bell Run. This 5k raises funds and awareness in hopes of finding a cure of arthritis.

Use the UE discount code below for $5 off any type of registration!




Info You Should Know

* Scholars for Syrian Refugees

Are you concerned about the Syrian refugee crisis and wishing there was some way you could help? If so, please join the students/faculty/administration etc. who are interested in getting active about helping. The course(s) of action will reflect the interests of the community that forms. If you are interested in joining the listserv and/or attending an organizing meeting please email Lisa Kretz at 

* Fitness Center -Thanksgiving Week Hours

The Fitness Center will be closed from 12 pm Wednesday, November 25 through Sunday, November 29. Normal hours resume Monday, November 30. 

* By November 20: Donate Personal Hygiene Items

Students in a philosophy class are collecting personal hygiene items to give to the homeless. Please help donate new, unused soap, toothpaste, toothbrushes, deodorant, sugarless gum, shampoo, conditioner, tissues, and feminine hygiene products. NO items containing alcohol. There is a donation box in Ridgway University Center. Last day to donate is this Friday, November 20! 

* Volunteer This Holiday Season

There are three opportunities to volunteer this Christmas Season. UE is participating in three different projects on Saturday, December 5:

  • Salvation Army Bell Ringing
  • Holiday Aids Project
  • Aurora's Gingerbread House Competition

For more information and to sign up, go to:

* Interested in Working for the Office of Admission?

The Office of Admission is looking for several student callers for the remainder of this school year. We are looking for energetic, friendly, customer service oriented students to call prospective students and assist the admission counselors with student interaction. Hours will primarily be in the evening with some later afternoon hours. An application and interview is required for this position. An interview will be scheduled once your application is reviewed. If you are interested in applying, please download, print, and complete the Admission Student Caller Application. You can contact Catie Taylor ( in the Office of Admission with questions or for additional information.

* UE Storm Drains

Important information about UE storm drains:

  •  UE has a storm water management program to keep pollutants out of storm drains.
  • You can identify storm drains on campus by the red tag or fish stamp.
  • Water going down a storm drain is NOT TREATED to remove pollutants before going to the river.
  • You can help prevent storm water pollution by fixing oil leaks on your car.
  • If you see a spill other than water near a UE storm drain, you should call UE Security at 812-471-6911 to report the spill.

For more information, go to

* Environmental Management System Objectives

This is the Third in a series of communications about UE’s Environmental Management System (EMS). It is important for you to be aware of the EMS and to understand your role in supporting it and helping to implement it where appropriate. So far we’ve covered UE’s Environmental Policy (ride the CREST) and Roles, Responsibility and Authority.

The items covered in this memo are Significant Environmental Aspects, Objectives and Targets.

Significant Environmental Aspects (SEA’s) are activities that do, or can, significantly impact the environment. They require controls, training and monitoring to ensure compliance.
UE‘s Significant Environmental Aspects are:

  • Hazardous material use in Chemistry and Biology.
  • Hazardous waste generated in Chemistry and Biology.

Objectives and Targets help promote continuous improvement in our environmental performance. UE’s current Objectives and Targets are:

  • Reduce Hazardous Chemicals in Biology and Chemistry Departments:
  • Biology: Remove Peroxide formers from biology inventory, identify and determine less hazardous substitutes for hazardous/toxic chemicals.
  • Chemistry: Reduce the re-ordering of chemicals that are currently in-stock by June 2016, by comparing to the fiscal year 2013 data. Consider less hazardous substitutes for hazardous/toxic chemicals.
  • Reduce Hazardous Waste in Biology and Chemistry Departments:
  •  Implement waste testing and new waste label to improve characterization of RCRA hazardous versus non-RCRA hazardous waste.

For additional information, or if you’ve got any questions, comments or suggestions, please contact Jan Schrader, Manager Risk and Environmental Management at js652 or 2697.

You can also find additional information in AceLink/Areas/Environmental Management.

* Christmas Donations

Graves Hall is collecting the following donations for the Evansville Rescue Mission and the Christian Life Center this Christmas season: new gloves, mittens, socks, hats scarves for men, women and children. These items can be placed on the Christmas Tree in the lobby of Graves Hall. We are also collecting new or gently used coats for children in grades K-5. The coats can be placed in the box in the lobby of Graves Hall. Also, men's toiletries for the Evansville Rescue Mission (body wash, shampoo, shaving cream, deodorant, disposable shavers, toothpaste, toothbrushes, body lotion) can be put in one of the designated boxes in the lobby of Graves Hall. Please NO travel sizes; NO bar soap; NO items containing alcohol. Please contact Pam Young X2848 or Karen Doss X2360 if you have any questions. Thank you! 

* Personalized Copies of World War II Book Available

Professor of history James MacLeod's new book, 'Evansville in World War II' is now available and the author will happily personalize and sign your copies. An ideal holiday gift, it costs $21.99 and can be delivered to your office. Contact MacLeod at either ext. 2599 or email Don't delay! 

* Planning Ahead - Mail Services Reminder

As the Thanksgiving holiday approaches, please notify Mail Services via email If your area or office is going to be locked early or your folks are taking a vacation day and will not be available to accept mail delivery on Wednesday, November 25.

Also, areas requiring UPS services for shipping out UE packages should plan to have UPS packages ready to ship from Mail Services by Tuesday, November 24. For questions, contact Mail Services at extension 2197.

* Support Our Troops with "Operation: Care Package"

Pi Gamma Mu honor society is sending good will to our troops deployed during the holidays in the form of care packages, and WE WANT YOU!

For $40, you can sponsor one of four themed care packages, which includes the contents, decoration, and, shipping. The four themes are:
"Thankful for Your Service" - fall and Thanksgiving-themed items
"A Little Piece of Home" - comfort foods and reminders of home
"Good for a Rainy Day" - games, books, and puzzles
"Our Support Comes Naturally" - healthy food and fitness items

In addition, you can choose the military branch and gender of the service member who will receive your care package, and include a personalized note of support for our troops! Who can sponsor a care package? Anyone! Individuals, departments, programs, organizations, teams, community members, and anyone who wants to support our troops! You can sponsor as many care packages as you want, and each can have a different theme and/or military branch!

To participate, the order form can be found at:

For more information, contact faculty sponsor, Mari Plikuhn, assistant professor of sociology, at or 812-488-2707. The care package drive runs through November 20. 

* UE Winter Housing

The residence halls will be closed for winter break from noon on December 17 to noon on January 8. Students participating in official University functions or other approved activities have the opportunity to apply for Winter Housing. Simply submit an Online Winter Request Form (hyper link this link by noon on Reading & Study Day to be considered. For more information about Winter Housing, contact the office of residence life. 

* Holiday Season Hours

The University of Evansville will be closed during the holidays to allow our employees to enjoy this special time with their families.

The following November-December-January holiday schedule will be observed:


Wednesday, November 25, 2015 – close at noon
Thursday, November 26, 2015
Friday, November 27, 2015

Christmas/New Year’s        

Wednesday, December 23, 2015, through Friday, January 1, 2016 – returning on Monday, January 4, 2016

* November Pcard Cycle Ending

The November Pcard cycle which began October 22, ends on November 23, at midnight. As of November 25, cardholders may schedule and run the November Cycle report. November transactions may be reconciled in SDG2 until December 2. On December 2, the general ledger Pcard file will be uploaded and cardholders will be locked out of (unable to make changes) posted transactions for the November Cycle. 


Thank You

* Pre-Thanksgiving Dinner for Women's Basketball Team a Success!

The ACES women's basketball team enjoyed a pre-Thanksgiving dinner on Thursday, November 19, at Fehn House. The Offices of Diversity and Alumni and Parent Relations teamed up with the UE African American Alumni (UEAAA) and BSU to provide the team a "home cooked meal." Many thanks to UEAAA and BSU for cooking and donating most of the food! Go ACES! 



* House of Champions next up for UE swimming and diving

The University of Evansville swimming and diving teams are back in action this weekend as the squads make their way to Indianapolis for the House of Champions.

One of the largest meets in the Midwest in the fall features an abundance of schools including: IUPUI, Green Bay, Eastern Illinois, Western Illinois, the University of Indianapolis, Lewis, Ballarmine and Centre. Indiana University and Kentucky will also be at the meet for the diving portion.

IUPUI is the host of the event, which features prelims in the morning each day with the finals taking place at night. Prelims each day begin at 10:30 a.m. ET while the finals on Friday and Saturday begin at 6 p.m. ET with Sunday’s finals starting at 5 p.m. Live results all weekend will be available on Meet Mobile.

Last time out for the men, they defeated Eastern Illinois three weeks ago at Wyttenbach Pool. Senior Ethan O'Rouke claimed three victories in the Purple Aces 188-99 victory over EIU and was named the Mid-American Conference Swimmer of the Week for his performances. Along with three of his teammates, O'Rourke helped the Aces win the 200 medley relay with a time of 1:35.50, 2.31 seconds ahead of second place. His best performance came in the 200 back as his finish of 1:56.76 was over 8 seconds better than anyone else. He also took top honors in the 100 back with a time of 52.16.

Two weeks ago, the women were edged out by Arkansas Little Rock. Courtney Coverdale was once again the top performer on the boards. She took the top spot in the 1-meter with her score of 276.37 while her tally of 236.17 was the best score in the 1-meter dive. Michaela Kent had a solid meet once again. Her time of 53.62 gave her the win in the 100 free gave her the win by just 0.17 ticks. In the 50 free, she was victorious once again, taking the win by over a second with a time of 24.71.

Taking the win in the 500 free was Maja Magnusson. Her performance was one of the tops on the team on the day as she won by over six seconds with her 5:24.70. Amy Smith took top honors in the 100 breaststroke, swimming a 1:09.53 to win by 0.7 seconds.

- INFO: For all of the latest information on University of Evansville swimming and diving, log on to the sport page on or follow the program on Twitter via @UEAthleticsSWIM.

- 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.

* Saturday's Fan Fest highlights basketball promotional schedules

A full slate of promotions is on tap for the University of Evansville men’s and women’s basketball teams this season.

The 5th Annual Fan Fest presented by Heritage Federal Credit Union highlights that schedule and will take place this coming Saturday from 10:30 a.m. until the game between the UE men and Belmont starts at 12:30 p.m. It will go on rain or shine and is inside a heated tent. Admission is free and will take place right on Freedom Plaza outside the Ford Center. Live music along with activities for all will be featured while food will be available for purchase.

Chick-fil-A, Kanpai, Marx BBQ, Pizza Revolution and the Boy Scouts will all have food available while Carson’s Brewery will have craft beer.

Several other great promotions will take place this season at men’s games, including Dec. 12 against Mississippi Valley State when the Flying Houndz Frisbee Dogs will perform at halftime. West Side Wednesday will be held on Dec. 30 as discounted tickets will be available at select locations on the west side of Evansville beginning on Dec. 14.

The Jan. 12 contest versus Drake will be the annual visit by fan favorites the ZOOperstars. That game also has $5 tickets available with a Courier & Press coupon that will be available in the days before the game.

Military Appreciation Night will be on Jan. 19 against Loyola while the Feb. 27 game against UNI will mark Senior Night as D.J. Balentine, Egidijus Mockevicius and Adam Wing will play their final regular-season home game at the Ford Center.

On the women’s side, the home opener on Dec. 5 will be Royalty Night as kids dressed as princes or princesses will receive a $3 ticket. A week later on Dec. 12 versus UT Martin, there will be a teddy bear toss at halftime with all bears collected being donated to Deaconess Riley Hospital for Children.

A Military Appreciation Night will take place on Dec. 21 against Ball State while other promotions include: Home Town Night (1/10 vs. Bradley), Diversity Night (1/29 vs. Illinois State), Alumni Game (1/31 vs. Indiana State), Pink Game for breast cancer awareness (2/14 vs. SIU), Youth Day (2/21 vs. Missouri State – clinic run by UE coaching staff will be held after the game and March 5 is Senior Day.

- 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.

* Aces volleyball set for final weekend of season

This weekend, the Purple Aces complete the 2015 season with visits to Missouri State and Wichita State. UE takes on MSU on Friday at 7 p.m. before heading west to Wichita for a 7 p.m. game on Saturday evening to wrap up the year.

With 473 kills this season, Genesis Miranda is the new single-season record holder for the Purple Aces. Her 19 kills on Friday against Indiana State put her past Julie Groves, whose record was 454.

Senior Kim Deprez is pursuing a mark of her own as she currently has 572 digs on the season, just six away from moving into the top five on the Aces single-season list. For the season, Deprez has notched 5.06 digs per set, the top total in the Missouri Valley Conference. She also stands in 26th in the NCAA.

In Saturday’s match against Illinois State, Evansville was credited with 11.0 total team blocks, including 20 block assists. Leading the way for the Aces in that department was freshman Joselyn Coronel, who recorded six blocks assists.

Missouri State enters the final weekend solidly in the MVC Tournament field with an 11-5 league mark and a 20-9 tally overall. Sophomore Lily Johnson is one of the best offensive players in the Valley as her 4.38 kills per set leads the way in the conference. She has posted a total of 499 on the season. Most of her kills have come with help from Kinsey Batten, who has notched an MVC-best 11.03 assists per set.

MVC leader Wichita State goes into the final matches with a chance to clinch the regular season title. The Shockers stand at 14-2 in conference play, just one game ahead of Southern Illinois, who is 13-3. Overall, WSU is 23-7, the top win total in the MVC. Their key to success is their ability to spread the ball around as leading scorer Abbie Lehman ranks 11th in the conference with 2.83 kills per set. On defense, Lehman is even better as her 1.13 blocks per frame is second overall.

- 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.

* Faculty/Staff Men's Basketball Tickets Available Starting November 18

Faculty & staff will be able to pick up their two complimentary tickets for the men's basketball game against Belmont starting on Wednesday, November 18, at 8:30 am.

The game will be played at the Ford Center at 12:30 pm on Saturday, November 21. We are also hosting our annual Fan Fest event prior to this game. Fan Fest will be held at the Freedom Plaza in front of the Ford Center beginning at 10:30 am.

For more information, please visit the Carson Center Athletic Ticket Office or call 488-ACES


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