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Tuesday, October 25, 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  In order to maintain the integrity of the drill exercise, the exact date and time will not be published in advance.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 service opportunity: bingo at nursing home

Still need service hours? The Newman Club will be playing bingo with the senior citizens at the University Nursing Home today. 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

* 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.

* 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!

* 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

* The Week in Music: flute recital and master class

Kathy Karr, principal flutist of the Louisville Orchestra, will present a recital and master class this evening, October 26, at 6:00 p.m. in Wheeler Concert Hall. 

In addition to her work with the orchestra, Karr is on the faculty of the University of Louisville and has taught at the Interlochen Arts Camp, Bellarmine University, Centre College, and Indiana University Southeast.

Karr's appearance has been made possible in part through an educational grant from Altus Flutes.

* Run for Hera Halloween Square Dance

Join us for our Halloween-themed western-style square dancing event from 6:00-9:00 p.m., on Friday, October 28. The event will be in Carson Center.

Learn how to square dance under an array of white lights with two western-style dance coordinators.

For $5 per person or $8 per couple, everyone can enjoy western themed hair braiding snacks, drinks, and a photo booth. All of the money raised will be sent to aid multiple Kenyan communities in medical and educational purposes.

We look forward to seeing you there - don't forget your cowboy costume!

* 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. Chris Forler will be our celebrant. Hope to see you there! For more information contact Olivia Voegerl at

* Indiana Means Business Career Fair

Register via JobLink for Indiana Means Business, an exciting career fair for business-related disciplines! Students at all class levels are encouraged to attend. The event is November 10, from 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. (Eastern Time), at the Westin Indianapolis.

You can register for the fair through UE JobLink (Jobs tab --> search for posting 901450)

Bus transportation will be provided from UE. Contact Career Development to reserve your seat.

View registered employers here:

Need assistance with your job, internship, co-op or graduate school search? Please contact the Center for Career Development: or 812-488-1083.

* 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.!

* 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!

* 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!

* SWE Give Back Night at Chipotle is today

Make dinner a selfless act by joining us for a fundraiser to support the Society of Women Engineers. Go to the Chipotle at 499 North Green River Road, Suite A, in Evansville today between 5:00-9:00 p.m. Bring in this flyer, show it on your smartphone or tell the cashier you’re supporting the cause to make sure that 50 percent of the proceeds will be donated to the Society of Women Engineers.

* Village Reverse Trick-or-Treat

Attention all Village residents! The Village RA staff has planned reverse Trick-or-Treat for Monday, October 31 at 7:00 p.m. for Weinbach Houses and Lincoln Apartments

During reverse trick-or-treat, the RA staff will go to all village residences delivering free candy to the residents. Make sure to be in the comfort of your home at the indicated days and times so you do not miss out on this opportunity to get to know your RAs better AND get free candy. Hope to see you there!

* Faculty regalia sale today at the UE Bookstore

The UE Bookstore, in conjunction with Oak Hall Industries, is offering a special faculty regalia sale today at the Bookstore from 10:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. During this time faculty will receive 20 percent off of the purchase price. An Oak Hall representative will be available to take professional measurements and answer any questions faculty may have.

This is a once a year event so if you're interested, please be sure to stop by even if you just want browse and ask questions.

Contact the Bookstore if you need further information.


Info You Should Know

* Honorary Degree Committee invites your suggestions

The University of Evansville Honorary Degree Committee is now soliciting your recommendations for honorary degrees to be conferred at the May 2017 Commencement.  According to the UE Faculty and Administrator Manual, the committee is charged with requesting and reviewing honorary degree nominations made on the basis of individual service to the University and individual achievement.  An honorary degree may also be awarded to individuals who exemplify the University’s mission. Selected persons have excelled in a variety of areas--law, medicine, education, business, literature, politics, and entertainment.

The committee will forward nominations to President Kazee so he can make his recommendations to the faculty.  The faculty will vote on the final list of nominees.

Please e-mail the following information to Robert Dion, committee chair, at, by Friday, November 11:

1. Nomination by (include name, phone and e-mail address)
2. Name of person nominated
3. Title and/or profession of nominee
4. Rationale for the nomination (see criteria above)
5. Any biographical or background information on the nominee
6. Address information for contacting the nominee

* UE is part of the solution

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 today, tomorrow, and Thursday for give aways and to take the pledge to be part of the solution. It's on us, UE! Check out our very own It's On Us UE video.

* 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!

* Test your knowledge - take the UE storm water survey

Part of UE’s storm water program is assessing storm water awareness by the campus community. Please help us with this taking the UE storm water survey (even if you took it last year). You’ll learn about UE's storm water program and how you can help protect our rivers and streams.

If you have any questions, call ext. 2597.

* 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.

* 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



* Ranganathan publishes article in Studies in Christian Ethics

Bharat Ranganathan, visiting assistant professor of religion, has published an article, "Might Only Theology Save Medicine? Some Ideas from Ramsey," in Studies in Christian Ethics.

In response to the reductive tendencies permeating current medical treatment and research, Ranganathan draws from Protestant social ethicist Paul Ramsey in order to argue for an emphasis on care and not only cure, meaning and not only function.



* UE Women's Golf leads Braun Intercollegiate

A great day on the course saw the University of Evansville Women’s Golf team shoot a 303 to lead the field by five strokes at the halfway point of the Braun Intercollegiate at Oak Meadow Country Club.

The Purple Aces shot a 303 as a team and lead Butler by five strokes with Valparaiso sitting in third with a 312. Play continues today with the final round at Oak Meadow. Admission is free and all are welcome as the Aces and the field take to the course at 10:00 a.m.

Kayla Katterhenry leads the individuals. A 2-under 70 has her on the top of the leaderboard with a 3-shot lead over Rachel Gathof (Butler) and Ryleigh Waltz (Northern Kentucky). She is the defending champion of the event and will look to take the crown again on Tuesday.

Second for the Aces was Maria Pickens. Sitting in sixth place, Pickens fired off a 75 on Monday. Madison Chaney is also in the top ten for UE. Chaney carded a 5-over 77 and is tied for eighth place.

Giulia Mallmann had a solid day. An 81 in the first round has her in a tie for 18th on the chart while Maggie Camp shot an 83 and ranks in a tie for 29th.

Carly Waggoner and Lexie Sollman played as individuals for the Aces. Waggoner notched an 87 while Sollman was one behind with an 89.

Today’s final round is slated to begin with a shotgun start at 10:00 a.m.


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