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Thursday, September 1, 2016

Upcoming Events

* 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.

* Trip to historical Lyles Station on Friday, September 9

On Friday, September 9, the University of Evansville’s Office of Diversity Initiatives and the Center for Student Engagement is planning a trip to visit the historical Lyles Station. The bus will arrive on campus at 5:45 p.m. and depart by 6:00 p.m. The trip will conclude at 8:00 p.m. and the bus will arrive back on campus at 8:45 p.m.

Lyles Station, a small community located 4.5 miles west of Princeton, Indiana, began in the 1840s as a settlement of freed slaves. In 1886, the settlement was named Lyles Station in honor of one of the early settlers Joshua Lyles. There is a rich history there which features the Lyles Consolidated School Building, the African Methodist Episcopal Church, and a grain elevator.

The trip to Lyles Station is an opportunity for campus members to see why the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture, scheduled for a grand opening on September 24, has chosen Lyles Station as a prominent settlement that will cover one entire floor in the new museum.

Seating is limited. If interested, contact LaNeeca Williams at lw161@evansville.edu or 812-488-2413.

There is no cost for students. Faculty members, staff, and friends pay $5 dollars. All participants will receive a box sandwich meal with drink for the trip.

* University Worship this Sunday at 11:00 a.m. in Neu Chapel

CrossJoin us at 11:00 a.m. this Sunday in Neu Chapel. This week: "How much does a cross weigh?" from Luke 14:25-33. All are welcome! As always, Donut Bank donut balls and coffee are available before and after the service.

Mark your calendars for the September 18 Tailgate Party immediately following worship! All are welcome.
 

* 15th Anniversary of 9/11 Interfaith Service for Peace and Hope

The University of Evansville will host an interfaith community prayer service on Sunday, September 11, on the 15th anniversary of the 9/11 tragedy. The service will begin at 7:00 p.m. in Neu Chapel. We will share a time of remembrance, honoring those who suffer because of the events on 9/11, and we will emphasize service to others, which fosters hope and peace in the world. The prayer service is open to the campus and Evansville communities.

Students and representatives from the local interfaith community will participate in the worship service.

For more information, please contact the Office of the Chaplain at tg85@evansville.edu.

* Sunday Mass at 1:00 p.m. in Neu Chapel

All are welcome to join us for Mass this Sunday at 1:00 p.m. in Neu Chapel. Fr. Alex will be our celebrant. Hope to see you there! For more information contact Olivia Voegerl at ov4@evansville.edu.

* Venturing Crew Open House

Join the members of Venturing Crew for their open house at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, September 5, in Room 251 in Eykamp Hall in Ridgway University Center. Come to learn about all of the exciting events planned for the semester and to meet members of the crew! If you love the outdoors or you are a current member, you are encouraged to come to this event.

Sign-ups for the crew will be available as well as membership renewals. To officially join this outdoor club, there is a $25 fee and you will need to complete a registration form.

T-shirts will be for sale at the event. The shirts are a deal at $5 at this open house. They cost $7 at any other time! Nalgene water bottles will also be available for sale at $9.

In addition, you will have the chance to begin signing up for some of the group’s first events.

Make sure to check out our table at the organization fair on Friday, too!

Info You Should Know

* Evansville Vanderburgh Central Dispatch Center offers emergency contact text-to-911

The Evansville Vanderburgh County Central Dispatch Center currently has a wireless text messaging service that provides the ability to connect emergency calls to the Dispatch Center through your wireless telephone service. 

According to director Rodney Buchannan, “While a voice call is always the preferred method of citizens contacting 911, we understand that there are times when a person is not safe to make a voice call."

Central Dispatch has inbound and outbound texting.

The process for using the service is basically the same as sending any text message. You send a message to 911. You can create a new contact for 911 and place a shortcut on the home screen of your phone to make direct messaging available to the number.  

It is extremely important for you to use this service as the very last resort and to always use plain language.  It is also important to understand you must have a text plan with your current provider to access this feature. 

The four major providers of this service to the immediate area are:  AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, and T- Mobile.

* UE Guarantee gains local, regional, and national coverage

The UE Guarantee has gained local, regional, and national media attention in the last few weeks. Please visit the links below to watch or listen to the stories: 

Fox59 in Indianapolis:

CBS4 in Indianapolis

CNBC

U.S. News & World Report

NBC News

Money Talks News

KCBS-AM in San Francisco: Money Watch Segment, Saturday, August 20 at 8:28 a.m., 1:28 p.m., 4:28 p.m. and 9:28 p.m.

44 News in Evansville

* USPS closed Labor Day

The United States Postal Service will be closed Monday, September 5 for Labor Day. Please note that because of this, UE will not be able to pick up mail from the USPS on that day. Any mail picked up from UE areas by Distribution Services on Monday, September 5, will be metered and mailed on the afternoon of Tuesday, September 6. For mailing questions, contact Distribution Services at ext. 2197.

* 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 career@evansville.edu with any questions.

* UE Libraries acquires access to 140,000 eBooks

The library has acquired access to a database with over 140,000 unlimited-usage eBooks on the Ebscohost platform. The eBooks are multidisciplinary in nature and offer many titles published by university presses. Titles can be read online or downloaded to computers and devices for offline reading.

You can access this database here.

Athletics

* New UE Men's Basketball season tickets on sale

Season tickets for the 2016-17 University of Evansville Men’s Basketball season go on sale today - Thursday, September 1 - to the general public.

Beginning at 8:30 a.m., fans may pay for their tickets in full and select their seats at that time. This can be done by visiting the ticket office at the Carson Center or by calling 812-488-ACES.

The Purple Aces have a strong slate of non-conference home games in November. Alcorn State marks the home opener on November 14 while Morehead State makes its way to the Ford Center on Saturday, November 19. This will also mark the annual Fan Fest event.

Following a November 30 game versus Wabash, UE welcomes Boise State on December 3 as the MVC/Mountain West Challenge returns to the Ford Center. A December 6 game versus Bowling Green is followed by home contests against Murray State (December 10), Norfolk State (December 14) and Mount St. Joseph (December 22).

Season ticket plans also include all nine Missouri Valley Conference home outings, including contests against Wichita State, UNI, Indiana State, and Southern Illinois.

Mini plans and single game tickets will go on sale closer to the season.
 

* 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 jw540@evansville.edu.

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