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Tuesday, November 29, 2016

* UE saddened by passing of Ron Glass

Ron GlassUniversity of Evansville theatre alumnus and member of the Board of Trustees, Ron Glass ’68, passed away at his home in Los Angeles, California, late Friday evening. 

Professor John David Lutz, former chair of the UE Department of Theatre, noted that “Ron Glass was a beloved member of the University of Evansville Theatre family.  Not only was he an alumnus of the program, he was also an avid supporter of the students and faculty.  In truth, he was a dear friend to me for over 50 years, and the entire UE Theatre family mourns the loss of his remarkable talent and his gentle soul.”

Please keep Ron’s family and friends in your thoughts and prayers.

* UE Christmas on Campus Planned for today

The University of Evansville will mark the holidays with Christmas on Campus today - Friday, December 2. The celebration will include photos with Purple Santa, reindeer games, ice skating, carriage rides, Candlelight Advent Vespers and the lighting of the University’s Christmas tree. The celebration will include photos with Purple Santa, reindeer games, ice skating, carriage rides, Candlelight Advent Vespers and the lighting of the University’s Christmas tree.

Also - go Christmas shopping at the UE Bookstore. There will be giveaways and 15 percent off the original price of all clothing and gift items for all shoppers during the night! UE faculty and staff get 20 percent off as part of the annual faculty/staff discount.

The public is welcome to any and all events for only $5 per family! 

Visit for the complete schedule of events, or to fill out the online registration form to save time during the event.


What's Happening Today

* This Week in Music: joint faculty recital tonight

Associate professor of low brass Kenneth Steinsultz and assistant professor of voice Eric McCluskey will present a joint faculty recital in Wheeler Concert Hall this evening, November 29, at 7:30 p.m. The program will feature various works from the Romantic and Modern eras, including Donald H. White’s Lyric Suite for euphonium and selected Lieder from Robert Schumann’s song cycle, Dichterliebe. Professor of piano Anne Fiedler will accompany both performers. The concert is free and open to the public.

* Lunch and Lead: Leading with Fun set for today

The next Lunch and Lead is set for today - November 29 - at 12:30 p.m. in Eykamp Hall, Room 252, Ridgway University Center.

Playtime is still important as an adult! Discover new ways to incorporate fun and interactive games into your leadership style. This Lunch and Lead is presented by assistant director of leadership development and residential coordinator of Moore Hall Melinda Daniels.

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.


Upcoming Events

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

* UE Bookstore Faculty/Staff Appreciation Day Sale

The UE Bookstore will have its annual Faculty/Staff Appreciation Day TODAY, with a special sale and giveaways. Also the bookstore will be offering 15 percent off all clothing and gifts purchases to any customer that comes to the store. Special hours in conjunction with Christmas on Campus will be 8:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m. today.

* I-House: holidays

This week's I-House will be about holidays around the world! Be sure to come tonight at 7:00 p.m., upstairs in Ridgway University Center, to learn about some holidays that UE students celebrate!

* Learn design thinking today

The Changemaker Challenge is hosting its first training session on creative problem solving and design thinking today from 5:30-7:30 p.m. in Eykamp Hall, Room 251, Ridgway University Center.

Omar Atia, co-founder of ThoughtFire and expert in multi-discipline engineering, will train students in how to take ideas to implementation.

Questions? Contact

* UEMTA Relaxation Night

Take a break from studying and join UEMTA for a relaxation night at 8:15 p.m. in Grabill Lounge in Neu Chapel on Wednesday, November 30. Feel free to bring a pillow or blanket and show up in your PJs!

* Ronald McDonald House volunteer event

On December 4, the Newman Club will be baking cookies for the Ronald McDonald House. The event will take place at the Newman Center at 2:00 p.m. Hope to see you there! For more information, contact Paige Hignite at


Info You Should Know

* Cuba GAP info session

Into skateboarding? Know about marketing? Speak Spanish? Interested in Cuba? If you answered yes to any of these questions, come learn about the Cuba Skate GAP Project on Friday, December 2, from noon-12:50 p.m. in Room 172 in the Schroeder School of Business Building. Students will travel to Cuba over spring break and work throughout the semester here on campus. Three credit hours offered in the spring.

* Overnight hosts needed for Thursday, December 1

Are you interested in hosting a prospective student? The Office of Admission is looking for current students to help host prospective students on Thursday, December 1, starting at 5:40 p.m., for Purple Visit Day. Dinner will be provided. The students staying overnight will be doing their campus visit the following day.

If you are interested in being a host, please e-mail Catie Taylor at with your name, roommate’s name, hall, room number, and cell phone number.

* Christmas donations for children

Graves Hall is collecting new gloves, mittens, socks, hats, and scarves for needy community children grades K-8 this Christmas season. The items can be placed on the Christmas tree in Graves Hall lobby. If you have any questions, please call Pam Young at ext. 2848. Thank you!

* Volunteer as a Salvation Army bell ringer!

We are proud to announce that the University of Evansville is partnering with the Salvation Army during this holiday season and supporting their bell ringing efforts! We are looking for volunteers to help for two-hour shifts on Saturday, December 3, from 10:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m. at Schunck’s on Washington Avenue in Evansville. Tell your friends as we can host up to four volunteers per shift!

Deadline to register is Wednesday, November 30.

You can view availability of shifts on the Salvation Army’s bell ringer registration page. Enter the Group Code “VolunteerUE” and click on “See Shifts” near the red arrow.

To sign up for shifts, please e-mail Jackie Luedtke at with your full name, phone number, and shift preferences.



* Sorrell wins in Great Outdoors category of study abroad photo contest

The results from the study abroad photo contest are in! The winner of the Great Outdoors category is Alexis Sorrell. She took her picture in Copenhagen, Denmark, during the fall of 2015.

“I took this picture when a group of my friends and I were walking to downtown Copenhagen,” explained Sorrell. “On our way there we saw a trail that led to a bridge that led to a wooded area. Being a young student in a new and exciting place, I was all caught up in the moment with the beautiful fall colors and the lake with the swans. I took hundreds of pictures of this area, including this one."

Sorrell added that “Copenhagen in the fall was absolutely beautiful; the architecture, landscape, and environment in the city was breathtaking. The picture reminds me of Harlaxton and all of the new and exciting places I visited. It also reminds me of how much I grew and changed as a person, and the experience I will never forget.”

To view Sorrell’s photo, go to the UE study abroad Facebook page.


Thank You

* Timely and reassuring statement a benefit to UE community

Dr. Kazee, thank you for your timely and reassuring statement for the benefit of the entire UE community. Administrative support, such as this, is vital in maintaining our strong sense of community at UE even as we strive to live up to our core values.

Mohammad K. Azarian
Professor of Mathematics



* UE faculty/staff basketball tickets

UE faculty and staff may begin picking up their two complimentary tickets for the Men's Basketball games on Wednesday, November 30, against Wabash at 7:00 p.m. and Saturday, December 3 against Boise State at 1:00 p.m. Please remember your UE ID when coming to the Carson Center ticket office to claim your tickets.


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