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Monday, August 29, 2016

* Re-investment and Innovation Fund proposal date approaching

The fourth and final round of proposals for funding from the Re-investment and Innovation Fund are due September 1. Please go here for submission forms and details.  


What's Happening Today

* Crescent Magazine and LinC information meeting is today

Learn how you can become a member of the Crescent Magazine or LinC staff at 4:30 p.m. today in Eykamp Hall, Room 253, Ridgway University Center. Various positions are available and all but one are academic credit positions. The meeting will last about half an hour. For more information, contact Tracy Maurer at

* Newman Center cookout planned for today

Everyone is invited to come to the Newman Center today from 5:00-7:00 p.m. for a fun cookout! The Newman Center is located on Lincoln Avenue right in front of campus. (Look for the purple banner). Food, fun conversations, and meaningful connections will be provided. Looking forward to seeing you there. For more information, contact Olivia Voegerl at or Fran Prexl at

* ESPN3 information session

Have you ever wanted to work for ESPN? Here's your chance! There will be an informational meeting with regards to UE's ESPN3 streaming for this year today at 5:00 p.m. in Room 113, in Carson Center. UE will broadcast over 70 athletic events to ESPN3 this year, and paid positions - both on-camera and behind-the-scenes - are currently available for students to be a part of productions.

If you have questions, please contact assistant athletic director for Purple Aces Productions Tom Benson via e-mail at or by phone at ext. 3200.

* 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!


Upcoming Events

* Orr Fellowship recruitment on Thursday

The Orr Fellowship is a competitive two-year employment opportunity that matches students with high growth companies in Indianapolis, Indiana. Students of all majors with a 3.5 GPA (or 3.2 with considerable leadership experience) are eligible to apply for this full-time postgraduate experience.

Interested students are invited to attend an information lunch session on Thursday, September 1, at 12:15 p.m. in Room 272 in the Schroeder School of Business Building. RSVP to Emily Fiedler at Lunch will be provided.

* Retirement reception for Keith Fox

Keith Fox, who was named the staff 2008-09 Employee of the Year, is retiring from the University as the central receiving courier after 10 years. Please join us on September 2 from 3:00–4:30 p.m. in central receiving area of the General Services Building for a reception to thank Keith for his years of service and wish him all the best in his retirement and travel adventures. If you will not be able to stop by for a few minutes, please wish him well if you seem him out delivering on campus.

* UE Leadership Academy information session today

If you are interested in finding out more about what the University of Evansville Leadership Academy is, please join us today - Wednesday, August 31 - from 6:00-6:45 p.m. in Room 68 in the Schroeder School of Business Building. We will have a brief, informative presentation followed by a question and answer session for interested students. Questions? E-mail Kendra Mehling at

* I-House: Ecuador

To start off I-House this semester, Fran Prexl from Ecuador will be singing for us! She is a senior economics major with a concentration in math and a minor in French. She loves to play guitar, read, swim, and of course sing! She loves all her friends here at UE, so you should come and listen to her put on a wonderful performance. It will be Wednesday, August 31, at 7:00 p.m. upstairs in Ridgway University Center. Hope to see you all there.

* Blessing of the Athletes set for today

The annual Blessing of the Athletes ritual is scheduled for today - Tuesday, August 30 - at 6:00 p.m., in Neu Chapel. Student-athletes, coaches, and athletic staff are invited! University faculty, administrators, and staff are invited to attend and may sit in the Neu Chapel gallery (upstairs loft).

* 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

* Call for UExplore research proposals

Students, please consider participating in the UExplore Undergraduate Research Program this semester. The deadline for the Fall Semester student-generated proposals is Thursday, September 8. A digital copy (Word or PDF format) and eight paper copies of your proposal are due in the Office of Academic Affairs to Paula Heldt before the end of the business day of the proposal deadline.

Information about the UExplore program and the proposal template can be found on the UExplore website

You can request up to $1,000 for hardware and services to support your proposed research project. Proposals from nearly every department on campus have been funded.

* Fall 2016 student employment available!

Student employment positions are still available with preference being given to those students with a federal work-study award. Eligibility for federal work study is based on federal need as shown through the FAFSA.

Both the student employment application and the student employment positions listing are available on WebAdvisor through the Student tab, under the new Student Employment section. Applications should be directed to the department for which the student is applying. Questions regarding eligibility should be directed to Catherine Carver at

Two student employment orientation sessions are scheduled this week. If you are planning to work, and you have never worked on campus before, you are required to attend one of these sessions. The sessions will be held in Room 126 in Hyde Hall on Tuesday, August 30, at 11:00 a.m., and Wednesday, August 31, at 3:00 p.m.

You will need to bring either a social security card or birth certificate (original documents) and a driver’s license or student ID, as well as the required payroll forms, completed. The I-9, W4, WH-4, and direct deposit authorization forms can be found on WebAdvisor under the Student Employment section.

Questions about the orientation sessions and the required forms can be directed to

* University Band open to all UE

Students, staff, faculty, and administrators are invited to play in the UE University Band. The band meets on Mondays at 4:00 p.m. in Room 110 in the Krannert Hall of Fine Arts. If you play a woodwind, brass, or percussion instrument, come join us.

E-mail Kenneth Steinsultz, associate professor of music and director of bands, at if you have questions.

See you Monday!

* Fall meal plan changes

Students are able to adjust their meal plans for the fall semester until Wednesday, August 31, at 5:00 p.m. The link to request a meal plan change is here

* Free travel to graduate school fairs in Indiana

The first event is an IUPUI Graduate Fair at Indianapolis, planned for September 22. Approximately 90 programs attended this event in 2015

(Some restrictions apply - see CCD website for details.)

UE will provide transportation to the fair. There is a required $20 deposit that will be refundable when you get in the van for the trip. To sign up for a seat in the van and to register with CCD, go here.

Registration for the fair is encouraged, but not required. For more information about this fair and registration, go here.

The second event is the Big Ten+ Graduate School Expo at Purdue University on September 25 and 26. Over 100 programs attended in 2015, including Harvard, Stanford, University of Chicago, Vanderbilt, and Duke University.

University restrictions apply - see the CCD website for more information.

UE will provide transportation and overnight accommodations. There is a required $20 deposit that will be refundable when you get in the van to go to the expo.

To sign up for a seat in the van and for hotel accomodations, and register to with CCD, go here. UE registration deadline for this event is September 21.

The third event is the Indiana University Law Day at Bloomington, Indiana, on October 3. In 2015, over 110 law school programs attended this event. This is the largest law school fair in the United States. For more information about the fair, go here.

UE will provide transportation. There is a required $20 deposit that will be refundable when you get in the van for the trip to the event. To sign up for a seat in the van and to register with CCD, go here. The UE registration deadline is September 28,

Please call ext. 1083 or e-mail with any questions.

* University of Evansville Leadership Academy applications now being accepted

Applications are now available to any students interested in applying to become a member of the University of Evansville Leadership Academy. Applications are due by Friday, September 9, at midnight.
The application is available here.

More information about the University of Evansville Leadership Academy can be found on the UE website. Additionally, UELA will have a table at the Organization Fair on September 2.

If you have any further questions, please contact Kendra Mehling at

* Fall GAP class openings

There are openings in these fall GAP classes: Real World. Real Results. Projects: Greenbelt Connectivity, Putting Data to Work for Businesses, and Changemaker - Reducing Food Waste.

For more information, go here or e-mail

* Introduction to the Office of Grants and Sponsored Programs

The Office of Grants and Sponsored Programs (OGSP) would like to wish UE a great start to the fall semester!

At OGSP, we oversee federal and state funding opportunities, and assist faculty members and staff in the process of applying for external funding in support of scholarly and creative activities.

These activities include: basic research, applied research, fellowships, curriculum development, community outreach, international exchange, sabbatical support, and faculty-guided student research.

Starting with this article, OGSP plans to begin posting information to Acenotes regarding upcoming grant opportunities and deadlines.

These are the featured opportunities for this posting:

The Kresge Foundation
Deadline: rolling

MacArthur Foundation
Deadline: varies by program

National Institutes of Health
Deadline: varies by program

We encourage faculty members and staff to contact us with any questions regarding these grants or any other opportunities. Our office is in Room 205 in Olmsted Administration Hall, and you can reach Johnna-Denning Smith, director of OGSP and IRB administrator and chair, at ext. 2551 or


* Fall health screenings

Sign-ups are now available for Fall Health Screenings. Screenings will be held in the basement of Neu Chapel on Sept. 6, 7, and 8, from 7:00-11:00 a.m. To schedule your screening go to AceLink>Home>Wellness Screenings. Please do not sign up under the Employee Health Clinic.

Each employee is allowed to schedule two time slots in order to schedule their spouse.

Each person is eligible to earn up to $350 in HRA credits by screening.

A 12-hour fasting period is highly encouraged. Water and black coffee are permitted during that time.

* 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

* Harlaxton Fall 2017 applications now open

Are you planning on attending Harlaxton in the fall of 2017? Applications are now open on our online system. Simply go here and look under Semester Programs.

All applications for Harlaxton are now electronic. Once you have applied the Harlaxton office will contact you.

For more information please email



* Becker publishes article in Journal of Undergraduate Neuroscience Education

Lora Becker, associate professor of psychology and director of neuroscience and the neuromarketing research center, has had an article published in the Journal of Undergraduate Neuroscience Education. The article is a summary of what has been accomplished in the honors society for neuroscience. To read the article, go here.

* David Unger presents paper at international symposium on mechanics

On August 23, David Unger, professor of mechanical and civil engineering, presented a technical paper at the XXIV International Congress of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics in Montreal, Canada. This symposium is the premier conference in his field and is held only once every four years in a different country around the world. His talk was on stress concentrations due to the presence of a slot cut in a structural plate.

* Article in mathematical probability theory published

Clark Kimberling, professor of mathematics, has an article entitled "A directory of families of infinitely extendible Archimedean copulas" in the journal Fuzzy Sets and Systems

The article introduces new copulas, which are ways of combining single probability distributions to form multivariate joint distributions.



* Rodriguez named to All-Tournament Team as Aces finish weekend

Sophomore Mildrelis Rodriguez earned a spot on the All-Tournament Team as the University of Evansville Volleyball team finished up its opening weekend at the Indiana Invitational.

“We definitely had our ups and downs throughout the tournament, but it was great to play this kind of high level opponents. It will help us get ready for Conference competition,” head coach Manolo Concepcion said. “The highlight of our weekend was probably the way that we played against a Big Ten team like IU. It showed our girls the kind of team that we have the potential to become, seeing themselves battle toe to toe, putting ourselves in a position to win every set. Now we need to get back into the drawing board, and keep bettering our mistakes and improving our systematic habits.”

In the day’s opener against the Hoosiers, Mildrelis Rodriguez led the way with seven kills while Rachel Tam finished with six as UE (0-3) dropped a 3-0 decision. Erlicia Griffith got the job done offensively with six block assists. Kendall Beerman led IU with 11 kills while Victoria Brisack kept the offense rolling with 34 assists and three kills.

After IU took the opening set by a final of 25-18, the Purple Aces put their best foot forward. Tam posted four kills as the Aces battled down the stretch before Indiana pulled out a 27-25 victory. Evansville took a 3-1 advantage as Montana Schafer had an early kill. IU battled back to tie it up at 5-5.

Each point was tied leading to an 11-11 score. That is where UE took advantage of three IU errors to take their largest lead at 14-11. The Hoosiers came right back with four of their own to retake the lead. The Aces continued to play well, retaking a 17-16 lead before holding a 24-22 advantage. IU forced a pair of Evansville errors to tie it up at 24-24 before a Beerman kill helped them finish with a 27-25 triumph.

Rodriguez did her best to keep the Aces rolling in the third frame, recording six kills. Indiana led throughout the majority of the set, but Rodriguez paced a late rally. Trailing 23-18, Evansville forced five errors in a row to tie it up at 23-23. Rodriguez did the serving in the run as the Aces showed great fight. Just as they had throughout the match, IU had the answer as a Brisack kill put them up 24-23 before a Taylor Lebo service ace saw the Hoosiers hang on once again for a close win.

Northern Kentucky earned a 3-0 win over the Aces in the second match of the day. The Norse opened up with a 25-17 win before holding the Aces to 13 points in the second set. In the third frame, NKU put the finishing touches on the win, taking a 25-16 win.

Tam had her best match of the weekend, notching 10 kills while hitting .227. Deja Clark registered five kills and had two digs while Rodriguez had seven kills of her own.

Next weekend, the Aces head west to Edwardsville, Illinois, for the SIUE Tournament. UE faces Green Bay on Saturday at noon before taking on SIU Edwardsville at 7:00 p.m.

* UE Softball needs your help!

The UE Softball team is looking for two managers for the 2016-17 year. Please contact coach Watson if interested at

* Aces Tennis to hold walk-on tryouts

Aces Women's Tennis head coach Jayson Wiseman has announced that the team will be holding walk-on tryouts for the 2016-17 season on Wednesday, September 7, and Thursday, September 8, at the Carson Center tennis courts, the tryouts will be at 6:00 p.m. on both days.

Any female student who wishes to participate in the tryouts should contact Wiseman via e-mail prior to September 5 to complete the necessary paperwork.

Coach Wiseman can be reached at


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