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Friday, October 21, 2016

* Things to know for the active shooter drill - Tuesday, October 25-Thursday, October 27

In cooperation with the Evansville Police Department, the University of Evansville is planning an Active Shooter Drill.  In order to maintain the integrity of the drill exercise, the exact date and time will not be published in advance.  Note:  the drill is scheduled for some time between 8:00 a.m. on Tuesday, October 25 and 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 27, 2016.  When the drill begins, all members of the campus community are expected to respond as if reacting to a real emergency situation. 

Participants are asked not to call 9-1-1 during the drill so that there is no disruption to the delivery of emergency services in the city.

Things to know:

  • The drill will be announced to the campus community via an Ace Alert message. The alert will clearly state “THIS IS A DRILL” and will provide specific information relative to the location of a fictitious shooter. Only the Ace Alert message will activate the drill. 
  • The drill will not involve simulated gunshots or an individual(s) posing as a shooter. The Evansville Police Department will be present to provide constructive input during the drill and will provide direct feedback to those who are in the selected area(s). 
  • Whether or not you are in the direct area of the fictitious emergency, you should respond as you would if this were a real campus emergency. 
  • The drill will conclude approximately 10-15 minutes after it begins with another Ace Alert message indicating the drill is over. 
  • At the conclusion of the drill, classes and/or activities will resume as normal. 

A post active shooter drill survey will be emailed to all faculty, administrators, staff, and students on or before Friday, October 28. We ask that everyone respond to the survey as soon as possible after the drill.

How to Respond During the Drill:

Assess the situation! What do you know about the circumstances? What is the best response for you personally to insure your safety? Then choose:

  • RUN: If the best way to keep yourself away from the fictitious danger is to flee the building, do so immediately.  (For the drill, there is no reason to drive off-campus.)  NOTE: In a real situation, if you hear gunshots on the other side of the building and you are close to an exit, law enforcement recommends running from the building. If you are outside, get as far away from the threat area as possible. In some situations, you might decide that you can safely run away from the campus if the reported gunman is a good distance away from your campus location.  
  • HIDE:  If you are in a position to lock a building door and can do so safely, do so. In addition, seek shelter inside of the building (classroom, closet, office, etc.). If there is a lock on an interior door, lock yourself in the space. Go to a location in the room where you cannot be seen and stay in place until you are notified the threat (drill) is over. Turn ringers and other tones off of cell phones and turn off lights if possible.
  • FIGHT:  Note:  There will be no need to FIGHT during this drill. In a real situation - If you are confronted with a gunman, you (and those with you) stand a better chance of surviving if you do something rather than nothing. Look around you. What would you use to help defend yourself?  

Remember: All exterior doors to buildings may be locked if the occupants within the building can do so safely. Electronic card access may also be shut off. Use your best judgment in determining the safest course of action to protect yourself. Seconds count!

Watch the video, Run, Hide, Fight.

As a reminder, you can find information about emergency situations and procedures on the safety and security website including a video on the Run, Hide, Fight response and additional information such as sheltering in place, outside and inside threats, and so forth. 

* 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

* Bike Share Rides wrap up Social Innovation Week TODAY

UE wraps up Social Innovation Week today with two bike share rides. Meet at the UE bike share station near Carson Center. Riders will depart en route to Haynie's Corner for lunch at noon. The second ride will depart at 4:00 p.m. for West Franklin Street. Those with their own bikes are encouraged to join the group. Helmets are strongly recommended.

Anyone over the age of 18 can share a bike by purchasing a day pass or by enrolling in a monthly or annual membership. Rides for members are free for up to one hour, then $3 per hour after that. Anyone using their UE e-mail address can get half price on an annual membership and the first hour of riding for free.

To become a member or for more information including a map of the stations, please visit

Additional locations are as follows: North Main Street, West Franklin Street, Downtown YMCA, Downtown Pagoda at the Evansville Convention and Visitor’s Bureau, Haynie’s Corner Arts District, and the Deaconess Sports Park on North Green River Road.


* 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!

* The #readingseries is back!

Please join the folks in creative writing today at 4:00 p.m. at The Slice for the fall semester’s first #readingseries. This reading will feature work by students James Barton, Taylor Gates, and Juels Chrisman. The reading will start promptly at 4:00, so if you’re looking to enjoy some delicious pizza while you’re there, please arrive early as The Slice can be charmingly slow. Hope to see you all there!

* 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.


Upcoming Events

* Save the date! The Chili Bowl Sale is back!

The art department and the Clay Club are excited to announce that the Chili Bowl Sale has returned.  Mark your calendar for Thursday, November 10, 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m., on the lawn between Hyde Hall and Sampson Hall. See you there. More details to come.

* Senior nursing class plans give back at Azzip Pizza for homeless

The University of Evansville senior nursing class is planning a give back event at Azzip Pizza on North Green River Road all day today, October 26. To participate, just show this voucher to the people at Azzip Pizza. Twenty percent of money raised during the give back event will be used to buy clothing and hygiene items for the homeless population in Evansville. 

On November 4, the senior nursing class will be at Salvation Army and United Caring Services (by partnering with AURORA) and will be handing these items out to the homeless along with a backpack to put the supplies in.

The members of the senior nursing class are really excited to work with UE to make a difference to this population!

* TKE Towers on October 27

On Thursday, October 27, Tau Kappa Epsilon will be hosting a new philanthropy - TKE Towers! Teams will try to build the tallest tower out of pasta and marshmallows, but be warned, much like the TV show Cutthroat Kitchen, there will be sabotages up for auction! The event will take place at 6:00 p.m. in the Class of 1959 Gallery and Lounge, upstairs in Ridgway University Center. It will last for approximately one hour.

Teams will consist of three to four people, at $5 a person. All proceeds will go to St. Jude's Children's Hospital.

If you would like to set up a team, contact Evan at Hope to see you there!

* Newman Club Dinner and Discussion today

All are welcome to join the Newman Club today at 5:00 p.m. for a great discussion on "Transitions in Life," by Father Christian Raab, OSB from St. Meinrad Archabbey and School of Theology. Fr. Christian will also be discussing potential internships with the One Bread, One Cup Program.

We’ll be serving homemade Mexican lasagna for dinner. You can find us at the house on Lincoln Avenue with the purple banner. For more information, please contact Olivia Voegerl at

* Getting Your Life Together: Food, Exercise, and Doing Well in College

A group of physical therapy students will be presenting “Getting Your Life Together: Food, Exercise, and Doing Well in College” today at 7:00 p.m. in Eykamp Hall, Room 251, Ridgway University Center. During this informal presentation there will be free giveaways such as snacks and Jazzman’s coupons. Come join us for tips on how to balance diet, exercise, and stress while living on campus.

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

All are welcome to join us for Mass this Sunday, October 23, at 1:00 p.m. in Neu Chapel. Fr. Will will be our celebrant. Hope to see you there! For more information contact Olivia Voegerl at

* FIJI-A Tour

This Saturday, October 22, at 12:30 p.m., FIJI will be hosting a PUT-PUT event benefiting the USO. This event will take place at Adventureland Golf. The entry fee for a group of four is $20. If you are interested let Matt McKinney know by e-mailing him at

* Renowned French historian to give lecture at UE on November 8

The Office of Diversity and Equity and the Department of Foreign Languages and Cultures invite the UE and Evansville community to hear renowned French historian, Pap Ndiaye's lecture "The Minority Paradox: Blackness in France" on November 8, from 4-5 p.m., in Room 162, Schroeder School of Business Building.

His presentation will discuss the notion of French blacks and the tension within the classic French republican understanding of citizenship. How and why is it intellectually and politically legitimate to use this notion? Ndiaye will discuss the reasons why French scholars have been reluctant to focus on racial minorities. He will also elaborate on the notion of blackness, that is the subjectification of racial identities in France in the 20th century, and show why a new blackness has emerged in France in the past few years.

For more information, read this brief biography of Ndiaye.

If you have any questions, please e-mail

* Phi Mu Gives Back today

Today from 5:00-7:00 p.m., Phi Mu will have a clothing drive table in Ridgway University Center lobby. The clothes should be in good condition or lightly worn. Clean out your closets for the new semester and the holidays!

* Ireland's revolution of 1916 to be topic of Fiddick Lecture

This year’s annual Thomas C. Fiddick Lecture sponsored by the University of Evansville’s Department of History is planned for tomorrow - Friday, October 28. The lecture begins at 7:00 p.m. in Room 170 (Smythe Lecture Hall) in the Schroeder School of Business Building. This event is free and open to the public.

Daire Koegh, professor of history at Dublin City University, will be the speaker. His topic will be “Ireland's Revolution 1916: Patrick Pearse and Education.”

Keogh has served as president of St Patrick’s College Drumcondra since 2012. He has published extensively on the history of popular politics, religion, and education in Ireland. He has a strong profile as a historian and an educationalist. He has lectured widely at universities in Europe, America, and Australia.

A former Government of Ireland senior research fellow, Keogh is currently principal investigator of an Irish Research Council funded project to publish the extensive correspondence of Cardinal Paul Cullen.

Keogh is a graduate of the National University of Ireland, Trinity College, the Gregorian University in Rome, and Glasgow University.

Fiddick, for whom the Fiddick Memorial Lecture is named, served as professor of history at the University of Evansville from 1963 to 2002. In his 39 years at the University, he was a dedicated teacher, a productive scholar, and a tireless fighter in the cause of justice. His untimely death on the day of his retirement stunned the UE community, especially his many former students. It was from the former students’ efforts in particular, with the support of Fiddick’s friends and the University, that the annual Thomas C. Fiddick Memorial Lecture was established.

For more information, call UE’s Department of History at 812-488-2965.


Info You Should Know

* New GAP prefix for registration

The GAP Program now has its own prefix for use during registration. Just look for GAP when registering to see the projects available. Spring projects include helping rural Guatemalans in their homeland, developing a communication strategy to reduce infant mortality, and working with state-of-the-art neuroscience equipment to conduct marketing research.

For more info, visit or e-mail

* Reminder: Deadline for ECTE grant proposal

Just a reminder - the deadline to submit a proposal for the 2016 Eykamp Center for Teaching Excellence 2016 Teaching Innovation Grant is this Monday, October 24. Instructions for applications can be found at the ECTE Faculty Resources Blackboard page.

* December graduates take note

December graduates who did not attend Commencement Central can still come to the UE Bookstore to purchase their cap/gown and/or graduation announcements. Please do so at your earliest opportunity. The UE Bookstore is offering a FREE Class of 2016 mug to anyone who purchases a cap/gown before November 15.

* Newman Club Service Opportunity: Bingo at University Nursing Home

Still need service hours? The Newman Club will be playing bingo with the senior citizens at the University Nursing Home on October 25. We will meet at the Newman Center at 5:00 p.m. If you have any questions, please contact Paige Hignite at or Olivia Voegerl at

* UE runners and walkers encouraged to join in the Rotary Santa Run

The Rotary Santa Run committee is offering University of Evansville students, staff, and administrators a special discount on their registration fee for the Rotary Santa Run.  The code is santa-on-campus and runs from Friday, October 21-Friday, October 28. It is a limited time offer of $5 off and the registration system has been established to accept the code for that week only. 

Visit or to register.  

The third annual Rotary Santa Run is set for December 3, at 9:00 a.m., at the Buffalo Trace Boy Scout Council. This 5k raises funds and awareness in supporting youth outreach - gang intervention and prevention.

* UE community invited to participate in Holiday Art and Crafts Sale

The Department of Art is pleased to announce its annual Holiday Art and Crafts Sale. Everyone in the UE community who creates art or crafts is welcome to participate. This includes faculty, staff, students, spouses, children, parents, relatives, and friends.

The sale will be held in the Melvin Peterson Gallery on Thursday, December 1. Doors will open at 7:00 a.m. and the sale will continue until 6:00 p.m. Participating artists and craftsmen may drop work off the day prior to the sale or on the morning of the sale before the doors open. Vendors do not need to stay with their work as art department staff and volunteers will be on site to handle the sale.

If you would like to join in this year’s Holiday Sale, or you would like more information, please contact the Department of Art at or 812-488-2043.

* Fall Dining Services survey

Let the University of Evansville Dining Services team know what you think! Head on over to Sodexo’s customer survey. Fill it out and you’ll be entered to win $50 Ace Bucks and a Foodie Basket! The survey will be open from October 17-November 2.

* 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.

* Fight Cancer, one beard at a time!

Calling all bearded men and their friends! Grow a beard and fight cancer by signing up for UE's Battle of the Beards against USI. Your $5 registration fee qualifies you for participation in both Battle of the Beards (you could win a Buffalo Wild Wings gift card) and Relay for Life. Can't grow a beard? That's okay! Grab a friend and sign up at the Battle of the Beards information page today. 

Questions? Contact Kerilynn Pitocco at or Lynnette Whitsitt at

* 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.
* 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.

* Spring housing cancellation deadline

Students, the deadline to cancel your UE housing contract for the spring semester is November 1. Stop by the residence life office to cancel your housing contract without penalty for the spring semester if you will be:

  • Attending Harlaxton or studying abroad
  • In an internship, co-op, or clinical outside of the Evansville area
  • Moving into a fraternity house
  • Transferring, withdrawing, or graduating

Requests not falling in the above categories are typically not granted. Requests to move off campus to live with friends or move into an apartment are not sufficient reasons to cancel a UE housing contract. Entering into any other housing agreement or lease with a private landlord will have no effect upon the conditions of your contract with the University of Evansville.

For more information, contact the residence life staff or visit our website.

* Men's Soccer looking for managers for next season

The Purple Aces Men's Soccer team is looking for new athletic equipment managers. It is a paid job that can be renewed until your graduation. It requires 10 to 20 hours a week and includes the possibility of traveling with the team. Send an e-mail to Arthur at if you are interested.

* Student participants needed for online study regarding opinions on death penalty

University of Evansville undergraduate students are needed for a study regarding opinions on the death penalty. This study is being conducted online by Alexandra Zurawicki, Miranda Nelson, and Alice Daum as a part of Psychology 246 (Research Methods in Psychology). The study is only open to UE undergraduates 18 or older, and is worth one point of extra credit for certain psychology and neuroscience classes. 

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the study, please e-mail the researchers at,, or

* October Pcard cycle ending

The October Pcard cycle which began on September 22 ends on October 21. As of October 23, cardholders may schedule and run the October cycle report. October transactions may be reconciled in SDG2 until October 28. On October 28, the general ledger Pcard file will be uploaded and cardholders will be locked out and unable to make changes to posted transactions for the October Cycle.



* Robert Dion interviewed on politics in Indiana

Robert Dion, chair of the Department of Law, Politics, and Society, was recently interviewed by Indiana Business Journal for an article about Indiana politics during this election season. You can read the complete article online.


Harlaxton Happenings

* Green publishes article

David Green, senior lecturer in British studies at Harlaxton College has published an article in the Journal of Medieval Military History titled "‘Imperial Policy and Military Strategy in the Plantagenet Dominions, c.1337-c.1453."’



* Volleyball heads to Iowa in final weekend of road swing

A road trip that spanned a total of three weekends wraps up as the Purple Aces Volleyball team travels to UNI and Drake on today and Saturday.

Evansville played extremely well last week against one of the best the MVC has to offer - Southern Illinois. The Aces played neck and neck with the Salukis and got better as the match went along. Mildrelis Rodriguez notched 11 kills to lead the way while Cathy Schreiber finished the night with seven.

Rodriguez has notched at least eight kills in each of the last six matches for UE and leads the team with an average of 2.89 per set. Earlier this season against Jacksonville State, she set career marks with 20 kills in 61 attempts. She has been the Aces’ top offensive weapon in league play, registering at least 24 attempts in each league match.

Joselyn Coronel recorded her top offensive numbers last weekend against SIU. Seeing most of her time this season at the setter position, Coronel set career marks with 4 kills and 15 attempts. Prior to that, she had one of her best efforts in the 5-set match against the Sycamores. Coronel set her career mark with 12 digs while falling just two shy of her top tally with 23 assists. She has averaged 2.50 assists per set in her time as the setter.

Cedar Falls will be the first stop in the Aces’ trek through Iowa this weekend. Evansville will take on UNI on Friday evening as the Panthers start the weekend at 15-7 and 6-3 in the MVC. They are currently 4th in the Valley standings. Heather Hook continues to lead the MVC in assists with 11.34 per set.

On Saturday, Evansville heads to Des Moines for a match-up against Drake. The Bulldogs are fighting for a spot at the MVC Tournament and start the weekend in seventh place in the conference with an overall mark of 12-10 and a 3-5 league record. Michelle Thommi has established herself as one of the best defensive players in the conference, ranking third with 4.98 digs per game.


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