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Monday, October 24, 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  In order to maintain the integrity of the drill exercise, the exact date and time will not be published in advance.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. 

* UE employee scholarship opportunity at Evansville Day School

Evansville Day School, the only independent school in the tri-state area, is pleased to announce a scholarship opportunity for students whose families are employed full-time by the University of Evansville. Any student who is admitted to Evansville Day School will automatically receive a 50 percent (25 percent for junior Pre-K and Pre-K) tuition reduction. To learn more, Evansville Day School is hosting two, one-hour open houses on November 11 at 8:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Please also see the promotional flyer attached here. Additional informational flyers will be available in the UE human resources office.  


What's Happening Today

* 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.

* 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

* 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.

* GAP info session and free pizza today

Attend the GAP info session and enjoy free pizza today from noon - 12:50 p.m. in Room 162 in the Schroeder School of Business Building. Learn about the GAP Program and the real-world experiential projects scheduled for the spring semester. All majors and grade levels are encouraged to attend.

For more information, visit or e-mail

* Open to campus - Venturing Crew bonfire, hayride, and extreme s'mores!

Venturing Crew has opened its fall outing to nonmembers! The group will be going to Cate's Farm in Henderson, Kentucky, on Saturday, October 29, for exciting fall activities. Come hang out around a bonfire, go on a hayride, navigate your way through a corn maze, and gorge on extreme s’mores. You can even take home your own pumpkin! The group will leave UE at 6:00 p.m. and return around 9:00 p.m.

To sign up, see Venturing Crew officers in the human resources office in Room 118 in Olmsted Administration Hall, from 11:00 a.m.-noon on Thursday and Friday. If you cannot make these times and would still like to attend, email prior to 11:00 a.m. on Friday.

The cost of the trip is $12, and you do not have to be a Venturing Crew member to attend. It will be a fantastic night, and you won't want to miss it!

For more information about Cate's Farm, visit

* I-House: Dias de Los Muertos!

This week we have a special event for I-House. We will be celebrating Dia de Los Muertos (Day of the Dead), and Marina will teach us all about this tradition from her home country of Mexico. We will have delicious food, fun activities, and learn how people who have died are celebrated in Mexico. We ask that if you have a picture of a loved one that you want to honor are be willing to put on an altar, feel free to bring it. We will also have paper so you can write the names of passed loved ones that you want to celebrate. Come tonight at 7:00 p.m. upstairs in Ridgway University Center to experience this wonderful tradition!

* 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 talk about Halloween and make greeting cards. ¡Nos vemos el miércoles a las 5:00 p.m.!

* This Week in Music: a choral concert

The University Choir and the chamber choir Kantorei will present a concert in Neu Chapel this evening, October 25, at 7:30 p.m. Associate professor and director of choral activities Dennis Malfatti will lead the ensembles in a program of works ranging from the late Renaissance to the Modern era.

Kantorei will open the concert with two examples of the late Renaissance Italian madrigal composed by the late Renaissance and early Baroque master Claudio Monteverdi.

University Choir will then offer a set of works ranging from the Baroque to the Modern era, including pieces by Giacomo Carissimi, Anton Bruckner, and Dominick Argento. Kristin Jones (piano and organ), Helen Reed (harpsichord), and new Department of Music faculty member James Sullivan (contrabass) will provide accompaniment as needed for the various works.

The concert is free and open to the public.

* Lunch and Lead: Spirituality and Leadership

The next Lunch and Lead is set for today at noon in Eykamp Hall, Room 252, Ridgway University Center. Ever wonder about the intersection of faith and leadership? This week, we welcome Jeremy Evans of the Dream Center to speak on how he has found a way to truly live out both values.

This event is free and open to all students, faculty, staff, and UE community members. We encourage attendees to bring their lunch with them to these 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!

* 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!


Info You Should Know

* Earn money as Ace Purple Mascot

The athletics department is looking for new students or staff members to act as the Ace Purple mascot during select home games and other events during the school year. You can earn $20 per game/appearance and scheduling is very flexible. Please contact Adam Friedman at with any questions or to express interest. Help us continue the tradition of Ace Purple!

* 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.

* Psychology research participants needed

We are conducting a research study on individuals' attitudes towards corporal punishment. The study consists of an online survey that you can take on your own time, and it should not take more than 10 minutes to complete. If you choose to participate, please be in a quiet place or have a pair of headphones available. The survey must be completed by Thursday, October 27.

If you have any questions please contact Megan Dellorto at, Kristen Fowler at, or Kay Sheets at

* 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.

* Be part of the solution

This week is It's On Us Call to Action week. Aces, this is your week to get involved and spread the message to do something if you see something happening on our campus. Stop by the Ridgway University Center lobby tables at lunch on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday for giveaways and to take the pledge to be part of the solution. It's on us, UE!

* 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.

* 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.



* Women's Golf to host Braun Intercollegiate

Today and tomorrow, the University of Evansville Women’s Golf team will host the Braun Intercollegiate at Oak Meadow Country Club. Eighteen holes will be played each day for a total of 36. Par will be 72 and the yardage is 6,032. A 10:00 a.m. CT shotgun start will commence the action each day.

Schools participating include: Evansville, Lipscomb, Indiana State, Butler, Valparaiso, Northern Kentucky, Eastern Illinois, Tennessee State, and Chicago State.

Kayla Katterhenry and Lexie Sollman were the top performers for the ladies earlier this week at the Dayton Invitational. Katterhenry equaled her opening round score, finishing the final round with a 78. She finished in 24th with a 156. Sollman tied for 48th place. She was the Aces' #2 golfer on the day and for the event. After opening with an 83, Sollman lowered her score to a 79, totaling 162 for the event.

Two behind her was Maggie Camp. She dropped her score by two strokes in the final round, registering an 81 to notch 164 to tie for 53rd. Madison Chaney carded an 86 in the final round to finish with a 171 while Giulia Mallmann completed the day with an 88, notching a total of 172.

Evansville is the defending champion of the Braun Intercollegiate, winning the tournament last season. Adding to the win was Katterhenry, who earned medalist by one stroke.

* UE Volleyball completes road swing with 3-1 loss

Mildrelis Rodriguez hit .308 while totaling 21 kills but Drake was able to overcome a 1-0 deficit to earn a 3-1 win over the University of Evansville Volleyball team on Saturday night at the Knapp Center.

Rodriguez notched her 21 kills in 52 attempts while posting 12 digs. Rocio Fortuny had 17 kills for UE (4-20, 0-11 MVC) while Rachel Tam had nine kills and a team-best 13 digs. Drake (13-11, 4-6 MVC) was led by a 19-kill effort courtesy of Odessa Cody.

A quick start saw the Purple Aces score the first two points of the opening set before extending that advantage to 10-6. Erlicia Griffith registered three early kills and finished with five in the set. Drake rallied back to take a 17-16 lead, but the Aces countered. UE took advantage of three Bulldog errors to go up 22-19 and fought off a late charge to win, 25-23.

Game two was a back-and-forth battle that did not see either team lead by more than three points. A Mildrelis Rodriguez kill gave the Aces a 16-13 advantage, but just as it went during the set, Drake came back to take a 20-19 lead. From there, they were able to hang on to take a 25-23 decision to tie the match.

Utilizing the momentum they got from the second frame, Drake scooted out to an 11-3 lead in the third game before taking a 25-18 win. The Aces did not give up, cutting the deficit to just three at 14-11, but the Bulldogs had the answer. A 10-2 advantage to start game four sealed the match for the Bulldogs, who finished the night with a 25-16 victory.

UE will be back at the Carson Center next weekend, welcoming Bradley on Friday before playing host to Loyola on Saturday. Both matches will begin at 7:00 p.m.


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