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Tuesday, October 18, 2016

* Innovation and Re-Investment Fund Results for the Fall 2016

The fourth round of grants from the Innovation and Re-Investment Fund have been awarded.  The Programs Task Force received 16 proposal submissions with combined funding requests in excess of $1 million.     

Nine proposals will receive funding.  Those receiving funding are listed below by department/area proposal and amount funded.

Archeology and Art History: Continuation of the social media coordinator.  $3,000 for one year

Institute for Global Enterprise and GAP: Supports the regional High School Changemaker Challenge. $10,000 for the 16-17 year

International Admission: To increase international recruitment in a new region to help diversify international populations. Up to $10,000

Office of Diversity and Equity: To support the diversity and inclusion resource house.  $15,000 one-time

Music: Creates a part-time music outreach coordinator for summer camps and programs. $26,900 over two years

Center for Adult Education: A one-year continuation of the position funded from spring 2015. $65,000 for one year

Arts and Sciences: Creation of a preprofessional health advisor. $113,272 over two years

Retention: Continued support for retention initiatives. $68,000 for the 2016-17 year

Theatre: Equipment and material to enhance the design and tech major. $30,083 for one year

Congratulations to those receiving funding! 

The full proposals for those listed above can be found in AceLink.


What's Happening Today

* Scott Sherman to discuss building greener cities today

The campus community is invited to a brown bag lunch on building greener cities with our Social Innovation Week keynote speaker Scott Sherman today from 12:15 p.m.-1:00 p.m. in Room 162 (Harkness Hall), Schroeder School of Business Building.

A winner of the prestigious Echoing Green Competition, Sherman is an expert on social entrepreneurship and guiding communities to meaningful change. He has helped over 30 countries and 120 scientists develop a proactive approach to famine, has helped the University of Michigan develop a partnership with Detroit for tackling community issues, and more. You can learn more about Sherman by reading this brief biography about him.

He’s going to chat with us about what makes a city green, and things Evansville might want to consider to head in that direction. We hope you can come experience this amazing educator who is both hilarious and effective

* This Week in Music: joint faculty recital

Consortium instructor of flute Cara Dailey and consortium instructor of percussion Ross Erickson will present this week’s faculty recital in Wheeler Concert Hall this evening,at 7:30 p.m. Professor of music Anne Fiedler will accompany the instructors on the piano as they perform a variety of works ranging from the Baroque to the Modern era. The concert is free and open to the public.

* Social Innovation Week: October 17 – 21

Changemaker ChallengeThe information session and kickoffs for both the Collegiate and High School Changemaker Challenge will highlight UE’s Social Innovation Week from October 17-21.  All events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.

Collegiate Changemaker Challenge Info Session and Kickoff

“Building Greener Cities” - Brown Bag lunch with Scott Sherman 

High School Changemaker Challenge Info Session and Kickoff

Carver Community Center Solar Panel Celebration

Bike Share rides

* Health Careers Fair today

There are 55 employers on campus today for the Health Careers Fair! To meet them, come to the Student Fitness Center from 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. All students, freshmen through seniors, considering a health-related career should attend. See registered employers in JobLink.


Upcoming Events

* International Club Haunted House Night

This Friday, the International Club will be going to The Olde Courthouse Catacombs/The House of Lecter in Downtown Evansville. Tickets for both haunted houses will be $20 a person and rides will be provided. We are meeting at 8:15 p.m. at Jazzman's to organize the rides.

If you would like to help provide transportation, contact

* Newman rosary group meeting

The Newman Club will be having a rosary group today at 2:00 p.m. in Room 209 in the Bower-Suhrheinrich Library. All students and faculty are welcome!

* Charlas: informal conversation in Spanish

Students of all levels of Spanish are invited to meet at Jazzman's in Ridgway University Center at 5:00 p.m. on Wednesdays to practice Spanish in a relaxed atmosphere with Belén Alemán Mansilla, a Fulbright foreign language teaching assistant from Argentina. This week come play chancho and other card games. ¡Nos vemos el miércoles a las 5:00 p.m.!

* Buffalo Wild Wings Give Back Night for UEMTA

Come support the University of Evansville Music Therapy Association by eating good food at the Buffalo Wild Wings on north Green River Road today, starting at 11:00 a.m. Just present this ticket to your server before you pay. Ten percent of the bill goes to UEMTA to fund the seniors to go to National Conference in November in Sandusky, Ohio.

* I-House: Syria

Tonight’s presentation at I-House will be on the country of Syria and Abdullah Aljandali and Muhanad Hasanato will be presenting.

Abdullah is an electrical engineer major and Muhanad is a computer science major. Muhanad likes volleyball, basketball, video games, and drawing. Abdullah enjoys basketball, chess, and ping pong. When asked what their favorite part about UE was, they both said the community and the family bonds that the students and teachers make.

Make sure to come tonight at 7:00 p.m. upstairs in Ridgway University Center to hear all about Syria!

* Last performance of UE Theatre's Orlando

The University of Evansville Department of Theatre will present Virginia Woolf’s Orlando, adapted by Sarah Ruhl, in the May Studio Theatre at 7:30 p.m. tonight.

Orlando follows the luxurious and romantic life of a young English duke who wakes up one morning to find he has transformed into a womanly duchess. Over the course of five centuries, the titular Orlando finds herself tangled up in colorful web of casual acquaintances and life-altering companions as she learns to navigate her new identity and find her place in the world. Through witty humor, fast-paced dialogue, and vivid storytelling, this spirited and poetic play explores the power of transformation and the concept of the self.

Ruhl is a Tony Award nominee and two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist. Most recently, she was named the recipient of the 2016 Steinberg Distinguished Playwright Award.

Steinberg Advisory Committee Member Paige Evans said of Ruhl, “Sarah Ruhl is unique. She fills her intelligent and highly theatrical plays with striking oddities and playful humor. Sarah is a prolific playwright of great distinction.”

Sam Schanwald, a senior theatre performance major from Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, serves as the director of the entirely student designed and directed production. The creative team for Orlando includes scenic designer Elizabeth Tredinnick, a junior from Madison, Wisconsin, costume designer Mitchel Wolf, a senior from Chaska, Minnesota; lighting designer Renée K. Voteau, a junior from St. Louis, Missouri; sound designer Benjamin Phillips, a senior from Fort Worth, Texas; dramaturg Olivia L. Rigdon, a senior from Colorado Springs, Colorado; and stage manager Melia Schnefke, a junior from St. Louis, Missouri. Chuck Meachum serves as technical director for the production.

The cast includes senior McKenna Ceci, from Peachtree City, Georgia; juniors Davis Cowart, from Bronwood, Georgia; Joseph W. Schwalb, from Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Zoie Quinn, from San Antonio, Texas; sophomores Alexandra Curren, from McKinney, Texas; Marshall Hopkins, from Baldwin City, Kansas; and freshman Shannon White, from Rockwall, Texas.

Tickets are $11 for adults and $9 for senior adults, students, and UE faculty and staff. UE students may pick up their free student ticket beginning at noon on the day of the performance they wish to attend.

Seating is limited and patrons are strongly encouraged to purchase tickets in advance by calling 812-488–2031, Monday through Friday, noon to 5:00 p.m.

* Watch the presidential debate

All of campus is invited to watch the final presidential debate set for Wednesday, October 19, at 8:00 p.m. in the dining hall. FREE popcorn will be provided and the first 100 people will receive unlimited FREE soda. This event is sponsored by the Honors Program, Honors Activity Board, and the Center for Student Engagement.

* Lecture tomorrow on climate change as security issue

International security expert Ole Waever, professor of international relations at the University of Copenhagen, will guest lecture at UE this Friday, October 21, at noon in Eykamp Hall, Room 252, Ridgway University Center.

His talk is titled "Climate Change as a Security Issue," and will focus on the political implications of different ways of treating climate change as a security issue.

Waever will present his research from approximately noon-12:45 p.m. to allow those with 1:00 p.m. classes to exit with plenty of time, but will engage in a follow-up Q&A session with those who would like to engage in broader conversation about climate change, international security, and/or recent events in Europe. With such a timely topic that engages social and natural sciences alike, we hope you will attend!

Waever has published several prominent books, including Security: A New Framework for Analysis, Regions and Powers: The Structure of International Security, International Relations Scholarship around the World, and Climate Change: Global Risks, Challenges & Decisions.

He was elected to the Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters in 2007 and in 2014 became a Knight of the Order of the Dannebrog, Denmark's highest national honor.

* Discussion on sex and the law planned for today

National speaker, author, and attorney C.L. Lindsay will be on campus today at 5:00 p.m. in Eykamp Hall, Room 251, Ridgway University Center, to discuss sexual assault and legal issues. Please join us for this interesting and interactive program brought to you by UE athletics, the Center for Student Engagement, and counseling services.

* Zeta Tau Alpha's Big Man on Campus on October 22

Zeta Tau Alpha's annual Big Man on Campus philanthropy event is Saturday, October 22, at 7:00 p.m. in Eykamp Hall, Ridgway University Center. Tickets will be on sale October 19-21 in Ridgway University Center lobby for $5, and at the door on the night of the event for $7. All proceeds from the event go toward ZTA's national philanthropy of breast cancer education and awareness!

* Commencement Central for December graduates

This is a reminder to all December graduates to attend Commencement Central today. The event will last from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. You will be able to finalize your graduation plans, purchase your cap and gown and/or graduation announcements, and meet with the alumni and career planning offices. It takes only a few minutes to complete this necessary task. Those that attend the event will receive a free 2016 alumni mug. Please mark your calendar accordingly.

* 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. Our celebrant will be Fr. Will. Hope to see you there! For more information contact Olivia Voegerl at


Info You Should Know

* Intersession and spring adoptions due

This is a reminder that textbook adoptions for Intersession and Spring 2017 are now due in the UE Bookstore. Please contact the UE Bookstore if you have any questions. Early returns save students money.

* Applications for 21+ status now available

For students 21 years of age or older living in Village properties or fraternities, the process to apply for 21+ status for Spring 2017 begins Monday, October 17.

All residents of the Village unit or fraternity room must:

  • Submit an application and successfully complete the 21+ education program
  • Be 21 years of age at the start of the Spring 2017 Semester (students turning 21 during Spring semester will be considered upon successful completion of the program and one’s birthday).

Find all application materials and workshop dates on the alcohol policy 21+ website.


* Reminder - outsourcing of USPS meter mailing services

Effective Monday, October 17, UE distribution services/mail services begins outsourcing the metering of United States Postal Service domestic and international mail (letters, flats, etc.) and USPS domestic parcels to Data Mail Inc., a local third party vendor. UE mail services will no longer have equipment to meter mail and/or process parcels for shipment in-house after Friday, October 14.

What Is Changing!

  • UE will no longer have a USPS meter or mailing equipment. Additionally, UE will no longer have a UPS account or UPS shipping equipment.
  • The current UE mail processing form has been updated and re-named the UE USPS Mail/Parcel Processing Request form. Also, instructions are available titled UE USPS Mail/Parcel Processing Request Form Instructions. Both are available on the mail services website on AceLink Areas under Forms & Instructions.
  • Current yellow UE account barcode cards are being replaced with new cards titled UE account barcode card provided by Data Mail Inc. A sample of the new UE account barcode card and instructions are available on the mail services website on AceLink Areas under Forms & Instructions. Departments having existing yellow account barcode cards are asked to turn these cards in to Mail Services to be exchanged for new Data Mail Inc. generated UE account barcode cards. Beginning Monday, October 17, four un-laminated UE account barcode cards will be distributed followed by 8-10 laminated UE account barcode Cards.
  • UE mail services will no longer provide UPS services due to low outgoing package volumes, removal of equipment, and upcoming UPS rate increases on average of 4.9 percent with an overall increase of 9 percent for packages weighing 1-10 pounds. Departments desiring UPS services may contact UPS directly, set up a department account, request a site pickup, and pay UPS directly with a UE Pcard.
  • Departments desiring to ship USPS International parcels will go directly to a local post office, complete the required USPS documentation (customs forms, etc.), and pay USPS directly with a UE Pcard. The same can be accomplished with UPS but typically at a much higher cost.

What Remains the Same!

UE distribution services/mail services will continue to:

  • Pickup UE incoming mail and parcels from the USPS, Monday through Friday, except for UE holidays
  • Process incoming business reply and short paid UE mail
  • Sort mail by UE campus department in the mail services area
  • Make a daily - Monday through Friday - campus mail run to deliver and/or pick up department mail that is pickup ready and includes USPS domestic and international letter mail, USPS domestic parcels, pre-stamped and sealed mail, and campus mail.
  • Deliver to residence halls as is currently performed.
* National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week: know your limits!

This week is National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week. If you make the choice to drink, consider these following tips:

  • Keep track of how much you drink by counting standard drinks.
  • Eat before and while drinking.
  • Alternate alcohol and non-alcohol drinks.
  • Avoid drinking games.
  • Space your drinks over time.
  • Do not drink too much, too fast
  • Avoid using alcohol with stimulants (caffeinated beverages).
  • Never leave your drink unattended.
  • Be cautious about drinking too much on dates or where sex is a possibility.
  • Keep in mind that choosing not to drink is ALWAYS a legitimate option

If you are interested in better understanding your own drinking patterns and risks go to eCHECKUP TO GO to take a brief, anonymous online survey with immediate feedback or contact the Office of Counseling Services at 812-488-2663 to schedule an appointment with Jamie Adams-Kemper, coordinator of Health Education and Wellness. You may also e-mail

* Employee of the Month nominations

The University of Evansville, in pursuit of excellence in service, wishes to recognize a non-faculty employee displaying records of achievement as a leader. Leadership may be demonstrated in any of the following areas: service to the University, service to students, job performance and attitude towards fellow employees. To be eligible, an employee must be a full-time member of administration or staff. Nominations for the November 2016 Employee of the Month are due no later than Wednesday, October 19. 

To nominate someone, go to Acelink, click on Areas, and then select Human Resources. The nomination form can be found under Forms on that page.

* OGSP announces latest grant opportunities

The Office of Grants and Sponsored Programs (OGSP) would like to announce the latest round of featured grant opportunities for the Fall 2016 semester! At OGSP, we oversee federal and state funding opportunities, assisting faculty 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.

These are the featured opportunities for this posting:

NIH Phase I: Research on Research Integrity - Deadline: Mar 31, 2017 

NIH Support of Competitive Research (SCORE) Research Advancement Award - Deadline: Sept. 7, 2019

NEH Scholarly Additions and Translations Grant - Deadline: Dec. 7, 2016

Fellowship Opportunity:

Huntington Fellowship Opportunities - Deadlines vary

We encourage faculty and staff to contact us with any questions regarding these grants or any other opportunities. Our office is located in Olmsted Room 205 and you can reach the director of grants and sponsored programs Johnna-Denning Smith by phone at 812-488-2551 or by email at

* Master of Public Health application deadline approaching for Spring 2017

The deadline for submitting an application for spring admission to the Master of Public Health program is October 21. If you need additional information or have questions, contact Payal Patel-Dovlatabadi, assistant professor of public health, at

* Fire prevention and safety

October is Fire Prevention Month. Here are some very important points for your safety and that of others:

• When you hear a fire alarm, ALWAYS treat it seriously.
• Evacuate the building promptly and stay out until directed to return.
• Use the closest exit – seconds can make a difference in a fire.
• It is OK to use emergency doors during a fire alarm.
• If you are the last one out of a room, close the door behind you.

For good information on fire prevention, see the NFPA's Fire Prevention website.

* Underclass yearbook pictures this week

Underclass pictures will be taken October 20 from 10:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m. and October 21 from 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. in the Ridgway University Center lobby for the 2017 yearbook. It's free - and it only takes a few minutes. Stop by!



* UE returns to non-conference play at Belmont

After picking up a draw over No. 13 Loyola on Saturday evening, it will be a quick turnaround for the University of Evansville Men’s Soccer program this week as the Purple Aces will set out for Nashville for a non-conference showdown with Belmont today.

The Aces (6-6-2) will be aiming to put an end to a four-match winless streak that dates back to a 2-1 victory over Marshall on September 28. That match also marked the lone midweek victory of the season for UE, but the team will be riding a little bit of momentum after Saturday’s hard-fought 1-1 draw against Loyola.

Prior to the match, UE was 0-3-0 against ranked opponents.

Jared Robinson, UE’s goal-scorer in the Loyola showdown, put an end to a personal scoring slump in the contest, finding the back of the net for the first time since September 19. The senior ranks as one of the top scorers in the Missouri Valley Conference this season with five goals on the year, and as a whole, the team has put together a 3-1-1 record in matches in which the Powell, Ohio, native has scored.

Robinson is far from the only big scorer on the Aces roster, as he’s joined by Ian McGrath, who has cemented himself as one of the top players in the MVC this season with six goals, which is triple the number that he scored last season, a campaign that culminated with an all-conference honorable mention accolade.

Both McGrath and Robinson have relied upon more than just individual brilliance to find the back of the net, highlighted by the duo of Zac Blaydes and Jesse Stafford Lacey, that has combined for 11 assists so far this season.

Defensively, Frederik Reimer has been the top choice in net for the Aces and with four clean sheets on the season, he’s already doubled the team total for UE from a year ago.

Meanwhile, Belmont will be looking to put an end to a streak of their own today. The Bruins are on a 12-match winless streak, and the team will be looking for its first victory since a 2-1 decision over Florida Atlantic on August 28.

* UE Golf teams finish first day in Dayton

Both the men’s and women’s golf teams for the University of Evansville played in the Dayton Flyer Invitational on Monday at NCR Country Club.

The men are in a tie for seventh place out of 18 participating teams. Leading the way was Tyler Gray. Sitting in a tie for sixth place, Gray recorded a 1-over 72 and is two strokes off the lead.

Wil Pahud was next for the Purple Aces. He carded a 4-over 75 and is tied for 24th. Jon Pick was third on the team, shooting a 78 while Cameron Weyer ranked fourth on the team with a round of 80. Zac Turi opened the tournament with an 86. Individual Noah Reese completed the first round with an 81.

Michigan has a lead of five strokes entering the final round of 18 on Tuesday. They shot an even 284 and are five ahead of Dayton. Miami (Ohio) is third, 16 behind. The Aces are tied for seventh with Wright State with each notching a 305. UE is just five strokes out of the top three. Four players are tied atop the individual list with 1-under scores of 70. Two Michigan and two Dayton golfers are tied.

Evansville’s women finished their day in 13th place with a score of 328. They are just four strokes out of the top ten. Pacing the women was senior Kayla Katterhenry. She carded a 78 to finish the day in a tie for 20th.

Maggie Camp and Lexie Sollman were next for the Aces. Both registered scores of 83 and are tied for 53rd. Giulia Mallmann notched an 84 to begin the tournament while Madison Chaney recorded an 85.

Oakland and Findlay are tied atop the team leaderboard with scores of 299. Youngstown State is in third with a 301 while Loyola is within shouting distance, five off the lead. YSU’s Reva Morris leads the individuals. An even 70 has her one stroke ahead of a second-place tie.

Each team will play one final round of 18 on today.


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