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Wednesday, August 24, 2016

* University Alcohol Policy – Effective August 2016

In May of 2016, the UE Board of Trustees approved a modification to the UE alcohol policy.  The new alcohol policy allows for the consumption of beer and wine under in compliance with certain guidelines.  The new policy is grounded in General Provisions and Guiding Principles including compliance with State Law, acceptable behavior, and education.  It also includes the Responsible Good Neighbor Exemption.  The alcohol policy will be implemented in stages beginning in August 2016 with a full implementation planned for the Spring 2017 semester.  Alcohol is limited to beer and wine, and may only be distributed and consumed in accordance with the Acceptable Use Guidelines outlined in the policy (see and click on Policy Details.) All members of the UE community are expected to familiarize themselves with these policies.  Alcohol is not permitted on campus outside of these Acceptable Use Guidelines regardless of one’s age.   

Acceptable Use Guidelines
The alcohol policy includes “acceptable use guidelines” that all members of the university community are expected to follow.  Alcohol outside of these guidelines is not permitted on campus.  The guidelines are specific to University Approved Events and Programs, Tailgating at Varsity events, University house, and approved Greek social events. To review the policy and the Acceptable Use Guidelines, see

Phase One – Fall 2016
University Approved Events:  For the fall 2016 semester, beer and wine may be served by a third party vendor at approved university events, see Information regarding the application and request for approval will be distributed to University departments in the coming week. Please contact Kari Hughes, coordinator of special events and guest services, (812-488-5608), with any immediate questions regarding the application and approval process. 

Tailgating Events:  Beer and wine may also be consumed at Tailgating events for Varsity competitions in accordance with the Acceptable Use Guidelines. (see

Phase Two – Spring 2017
University Housing:  Students who are 21 and over and live in University Villages or Approved University Housing may apply for “21+ Status” if they wish to consume alcohol within their residence.  Alcohol is not permitted in the residence halls or in Village Units where the residents have not received “21+ Status.”  Information regarding the “21+ Status” application process will be provided to Village residents during the fall 2016 semester. See

Approved Greek Social Events:  Processes for serving alcohol to guests of legal age at approved social events will be implemented for the spring 2017 semester. (see


What's Happening Today

* Newman Catholic Campus Ministry Open House

All are welcome! Join us at the Newman Center for our Open House today -Wednesday, August 24 - from 5:00-7:00 p.m. Visit the Newman Center and experience a homelike environment at our house located across from Koch Center for Engineering and Science on Lincoln Avenue. (Look for the purple sign.) At the Newman Center you can meet wonderful people and have interesting conversations. You can also learn about different ways to get involved in our beautiful ministry. Finger food will be provided. For more information, contact Olivia Voegerl at or Fran Prexl at Looking forward to having you at our home! 


Upcoming Events

* Today is Azzip Pizza Giveback Day for AceCARE

AceCARE, the pro bono physical therapy clinic run by UE physical therapy students, will host a giveback night this evening at the eastside Azzip Pizza. The money raised will go to the operation of the clinic. Just present this flyer at the eastside Azzip!

* Create your own native backyard garden!

A training day for people interested in transforming their backyard into an environment that will support native plants and animals is being offered September 10 from 9:00 a.m.-noon at Wesselman Nature Center. The University of Evansville is acting as a partner with Wesselman Nature Society and Southwest Indiana Native Plant and Wildflower Society. Come learn how to transform your outdoor space into a vibrant and viable habitat, learn about the Mayor’s Monarch Pledge, and receive a native plant starter kit. UE professor of biology Cris Hochwender will be among the speakers; he will discuss food resources needed for wildlife. Visit the Wesselman Nature Society's events page to learn more about registering for Habitat Hoopla.

* Ladies in Pink a capella auditions

Ladies in Pink, UE's all-female a capella group, is hosting auditions on September 3 at 6:00 p.m. in Room 142 in the Krannert Hall of Fine Arts. All UE female undergraduate students are invited to audition. Please prepare a one-minute cut of a pop song that shows your vocal range. And of course, come show us your beatboxing skills as well!


Info You Should Know

* Student employment orientation

Students planning to work on campus this semester who have not worked on campus before must attend one of the following student employment orientation sessions:

  • Today- Wednesday, August 24 - at 8:00 a.m. or 11:00 a.m. in Room 126, Hyde Hall
  • Thursday, August 25 at 8:00 a.m. or 11:00 a.m. in Room 126, Hyde Hall

Sessions will be approximately 45 minutes long.  Please bring your complete employment documentation with you (I-9), W-4, WH-4) along with your original employment verification documents, which are typically your driver’s license and social security card.

The Student Employment Positions Listing and the Student Employment Application are available in WebAdvisor on the Student’s Tab under Student Employment.

* Fall cheerleading tryouts

Cheerleading tryouts for the 2016-17 basketball season will be held on September 18, at 10:00 a.m. in Carson Center. All males and females with cheerleading experience are welcome. Tryout waivers and more information can be found at Contact Brent Couch at or 812-746-3466 with any questions. Come show your Aces spirit - go Aces!

* Attention: juniors and seniors

As a student of the University of Evansville, you have the opportunity to participate in the Student-Alumni Mentoring Program. Our goal is to directly connect current juniors and seniors with alumni, parents, and friends of UE, in order to establish a variety of professional support.

If you are interested in connecting with a mentor, and would like to know more about the program, please go here for further information and registration instructions. Registration deadline is Friday, August 26! 

* Academic planners available in the UE Bookstore

Just a reminder to all sophomores, juniors, and seniors that the UE Bookstore has academic planners available for sale at $4.95. The calendar in the planners run from August 2016 to June 2017. We have a limited supply.

* Discounted parking permits for UE license plate holders

Students, faculty, administrators, and staff who sport the UE State of Indiana license plate in 2016 (new and renewal plates) will receive a $25 discount off the UE parking permit fee for 2016-17. The registration process for the plates is now handled through the state.

If you want to purchase or renew a UE plate, go here.

If you already have your 2016 UE plate, bring your State of Indiana vehicle registration to the Office of Safety and Security when you purchase your parking permit for the new academic year.

If you have not registered your vehicle yet, you will need to pay the full parking permit fee and then bring your registration to the Office of Safety and Security to get a credit for $25.

If you have any questions, contact

* 2016-17 President's Club for graduating seniors

Giving back to UE often begins with a senior gift. As an introduction to the President’s Club, seniors can become a member of this premier leadership giving society with a gift of $100 (normal qualifications for PC membership is an annual donation of $1,000 or more). If you are interested in joining the President’s Club as a graduating senior, please contact Jennifer Jacobs at or ext. 2021.

* You're invited to join the President's Club

Members of the President’s Club share a special connection and help to continue a rich tradition of annual support for the University of Evansville. This giving ensures that current and future UE students will benefit from quality education, facilities, and programs. You also can be a part of this amazing group of donors with an annual gift of $1,000 or more. It’s not too late to set up a payroll deduction! If you are interested in joining the President’s Club, please contact Jennifer Jacobs at or ext. 2021.

* Flag football officials training

Flag football officials training will be held on Thursday, August 25. No experience required, e-mail Maria Tonry at for more details!

* UE Jazz Ensemble auditions

UE Jazz Ensemble auditions will take place on Wednesday, August 24, from 7:00-9:30 p.m. in Room 144 in the Krannert Hall of Fine Arts. The audition sign-up sheet is located on the door of professor of music Timothy Zifer’s office, which is also in Room 144.

Audition excerpts can be found here.

Come swing with us!


* UE Wind Ensemble auditions

Do you play a woodwind, brass, or percussion instrument? Auditions for 2016-17 UE Wind Ensemble will be in Room 103 in the Krannert Hall of Fine Arts on:

  • Wednesday, August 24, from 7:30-9:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, August 25, from 3:00-9:00 p.m.

A sign-up sheet is available on the UE Bands bulletin board in the Krannert Hall of Fine Arts.

Excerpts are available here.

The audition will consist of prepared excerpts, scales, and sight-reading.

If you have questions, contact Kenneth Steinsultz, associate professor of music and director of bands, at

* Calling for musicians

Are you an instrumentalist? Do you like playing in an orchestra? Don’t miss this opportunity to join the excellent orchestras at the University of Evansville! Students with experience in string orchestras or symphony orchestras are invited to audition and participate in UE orchestras. Membership in all orchestras is open to any student, regardless or major, classification, and experience level. Auditions will be held during the first week of classes (August 24-26).

The University Symphony Orchestra plays symphonic music (woodwinds, brass, percussion, and strings) and meets twice a week: Mondays from 5:30-7:30 p.m. and Wednesdays from 4:00-6:00 p.m. Two formal concerts per semester are scheduled, along with a few smaller performances.

The String Ensemble rehearses and performs an eclectic mix of string orchestra music. Along with one formal concert per semester, the String Ensemble performs in the community as an outreach to persons who are not able to attend orchestra concerts (those in hospitals, nursing homes, etc.). The String Ensemble meets once a week, Thursdays from 4:00-4:50 p.m.

For more information about the orchestras or the auditions, please visit the University of Evansville orchestra website or e-mail

* Flag football officials needed

If you are interested in being a flag football official for fall's first intramural sport, e-mail No experience is necessary.

* August Pcard cycle ending

The August Pcard Cycle which began on July 22, ends on August 22. As of August 24, cardholders may schedule and run the August cycle report. August transactions may be reconciled in SDG2 until August 29. On August 29, the general ledger Pcard file will be uploaded and cardholders will be locked out and unable to make changes to posted transactions for the August cycle.



* Jones publishes book on the biology of agency

Derek Jones's book, The Biological Foundations of Action, was published by Routledge as part of their series on the history and philosophy of biology. The book is an attempt to reconceive agency as a uniquely biological capacity shared by a broad range of living systems. Jones is assistant professor of philosophy and director of the Cognitive Science Program.

* Katie Darby Mullins has short stories and poems forthcoming

Katie Darby Mullins, assistant professor of creative writing, has three stories coming out in the next few months. How to Become a Tiger will appear in The Rumpus, and Possede in The MacGuffin. The Head will be reprinted in Nebo. She also has five poems coming out at the San Diego Reader, spread out through September and October.

* Knoester presents at conference in Beijing

Associate professor of education Matthew Knoester will be presenting a paper on a panel entitled "Global Struggles for Critical Democratic Education" at the XVI World Congress of Comparative Education Societies in Beijing, China, on August 26. 

* Biology professor gives keynote address

Katie Aldred '09, assistant professor of biology, recently attended the Gordon Research Seminar and Conference on DNA Topoisomerases in Biology and Medicine at Sunday River in Newry, Maine. She was invited to give the keynote address at the seminar. She also sat on a career panel.

Aldred’s keynote address focused on her path to becoming a member of the faculty at UE and the UExplore-funded summer research on quinolone interactions with E. coli gyrase that she conducted this summer with biology students Hannah Carter and Baylee Wildman. The panel focused on various career paths that can be taken that maintain a focus on topoisomerase research and where the future of the topoisomerase field lies.

The Gordon Research Conferences and Seminars provide an international forum for the presentation and discussion of frontier research in the biological, chemical, and physical sciences, and their related technologies, with a focus on presentation and discussion of pre-publication research.


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