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Wednesday, October 26, 2016

* Photographer on campus

The Office of Marketing and Communication will have a photographer on campus for a photo shoot Wednesday, October 26, through Friday, October 28. UE students and faculty have always been very cooperative and accommodating during previous shoots. As a result, many great photos have been taken for UE publications. Kim McDonald will try to notify faculty in advance if photos will be taken in a particular class; however, weather often can force the shoot inside, and it is possible that last minute requests will be made. If faculty members know that they will be giving a test or do not wish to have their class photographed any of these days, please inform Kim McDonald at ext. 2683 and the classroom will be avoided.

* 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

* 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.

* 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

* 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!

* 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

* Newman Club Pilgrimage for Life callout meeting tonight

The Newman Club is organizing a group of students to travel to Washington D.C. for the Pilgrimage for Life on January 25-29. While in Washington, students will participate in the March for Life - an annual pro-life rally protesting abortion. Students can also visit the numerous museums and memorials that D.C. has to offer.

A callout meeting is being held tonight at 8:00 p.m. in the basement of Neu Chapel for all those interested in making the pilgrimage.

For more information, visit the Pilgrimage for Life website.

If you have any questions, please contact Olivia Voegerl at

* 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!

* 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.

* 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

* 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.

* 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.

* 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!

* 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

* UE students in "Social Issues: Latin America" class partner with Evansville Day School on Landfill Harmonic Tribute Project

UE students in Diana Rodriguez Quevedo's "Social Issues: Latin America course have worked with students from the Evansville Day School on the "Landfill Harmonic Tribute Project" remotely throughout this semester. On October 13, both groups came together on campus to work together and review the lesson

Landfill Harmonic is a remarkable orchestra in Cateura, Paragray, where musicians play instruments made from trash. Among many projects this semester, UE students created newscast videos in Spanish and sent them to EDS students for use in class. EDS students also created instruments of their own using recyclable materials.

Displays will be up in the Bower-Suhrheinrich Library until October 28. Visit the University of Evansville Facebook Page here to view photos and learn more.

* 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!

* 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.

* 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.

* 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.



* 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.



* Aces Women's Golf and Katterhenry repeat as Braun Champions

For the second year in a row, the University of Evansville Women’s Golf team won the Charles Braun Jr. Intercollegiate while Kayla Katterhenry was the medalist at Oak Meadow Country Club.

After winning the event in 2015, the Purple Aces picked up right where they left off, defeating Butler by three strokes. Evansville notched a 617 and held off a charge by Butler, who finished with a 620. Indiana State came home in third place with a 622.

Katterhenry was medalist at the home event for the second season in a row. She held the lead after the first round and added to pick up one of the most impressive victories of her career. The senior carded a 2-under 70 in Monday’s opening round and lowered that by a stroke on Tuesday, notching a 69 to finish with a 139.

Tuesday’s effort for Katterhenry saw her defeat Butler’s Rachel Gathof by eight strokes.

Maria Pickens had a great finish to her fall season. A 75 in the first round, coupled with a 79 in round two, saw her tie for soxth place with a 154. Madison Chaney completed the event by tying for 26th place. She carded an 85 on Tuesday and finished with a total of a 162.

Maggie Camp improved as the tournament went along. She notched an 83 in the first round, but lowered her score to an 81 on Tuesday, completing the tournament with a 164 to tie for 30th. Giulia Mallmann totaled a 169 in her two rounds and tied for 41st.

Carly Waggoner was UE’s top individual. Her rounds of 87 and 86 saw her take 46th place with a 173. Lexie Sollman was one behind with a 174.

This was the final event of the fall for the ladies, who will be back on the course in March.

* MVC Media Day kicks off 2016-17 season

The unofficial kickoff to the 2016-17 Men’s Basketball season took place on Tuesday in St. Louis at Missouri Valley Conference Media Day.

Purple Aces head coach Marty Simmons attended the event along with women’s basketball coach Matt Ruffing and players Sasha Robinson and Sara Dickey.

Media day featured several stops for Coach Simmons including an MVC interview, a talk with AM 550 KTRS of St. Louis, and a discussion with The Valley on ESPN3 and host Scott Warmann.

“We are very excited to get the season going,” Simmons said. “We have a lot of new guys that we are adding to the mix and seeing them develop as things move along.”

“Last year showed that all of the things you invest can bring about terrific opportunities as we were able to play for a conference championship. That gave us a lot of confidence and motivation as we move forward,” Simmons continued.

Prior to the beginning of the event, the preseason poll was released with the University of Evansville being picked to finish ninth this season. Wichita State is the preseason favorite and is followed by Illinois State, UNI, and Missouri State.

Fans can get their first look at the 2016-17 squad on Thursday evening as Hoopfest will be held at the Ford Center. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. with the action commencing at 7:00 p.m. Log on to today as a full schedule of events for Hoopfest has been released.


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