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Monday, January 9, 2017

* Are you featured on a UE banner?

Is your photo featured on one of the UE banners hanging up around campus? Would you like to have the banner? If your photo is on a banner, and you would like to have it, e-mail with a description of the banner and its location. The banners will be available in early August.


Upcoming Events

* This Week in Music: two faculty recitals

The Department of Music kicks off the spring semester with two faculty recitals. Tonight at 7:30 p.m. in Wheeler Concert Hall, professors Anne Fiedler (piano) and Helen Reed (organ and harpsichord) will give a joint recital. A second recital, this Saturday at 7:30 p.m. in Wheeler Concert Hall, will feature Eykamp S tring Quartet violist and Evansville Philharmonic principal violist Rose Wollman. Both recitals are free and open to the public


Info You Should Know

* Applications for 21+ Status available

For students 21 years of age or older living in Village properties or fraternities, the process to apply for 21+ Status for Spring 2017 is under way.

All residents of the Village unit or fraternity room must:

  • Submit an application and successfully complete the 21+ education program
  • Be 21 years of age at the start of the Spring 2017 semester (students turning 21 during Spring semester will be considered upon successful completion of the program and one’s birthday).

Application materials and workshop dates on the alcohol policy are located on the alcohol policy 21 + webpage.

* 2017 Pcard Cycle Dates

The 2017 Pcard Cycle Dates are now available and posted on the Pcard AceLink website under Training Materials, Dates to Remember. This information is also loaded in SDG2. Be sure to check them out and keep this information handy. 

* Sing for Joy

The UE Choirs invite singers to join us in making exciting and beautiful music. Sing in highly rated, talented choirs known throughout the region for their excellence. For more information, contact William McMillan, visiting assistant professor of music, at 

* University Band

It's not too late to join UE's University Band. Membership is open to all students.

Come join us Monday at 4:00 p.m. in Room 110 in the Krannert Hall of Fine Arts ready to play.

Please contact if you have any questions.

* UE Wind Ensemble auditions

Auditions for Spring 2017 UE Wind Ensemble will be Tuesday, January 10 and Thursday, January 12, from 3:00-5:30 p.m., in Room 103 in the Krannert Hall of Fine Arts. All UE students are welcome to audition. If you wish to receive a copy of the audition materials and instructions, contact Kenneth Steinsultz, associate professor of music and director of bands, at

* Study health care at Harlaxton this summer!

Travel to Harlaxton for 10 days or five weeks and learn about the differences between British and US health care systems. This study abroad experience is headquartered at the University of Evansville’s British campus, Harlaxton College.

This course focuses on a comparison of health care systems in Great Britain and the United States. Both historical and modern health care sites are visited. The tentative schedule includes visits to Nottingham, Lincoln, Eyam, Chesterfield, and Grantham. The origin of health care systems will be studied during visits to a hospital, hospice, selected almshouses, and cathedrals. Group discussions with British citizens concerning the consumer’s view of the British health care system are also scheduled. The course concludes with visits to medical museums in London.

For more information or to apply, please contact Amara Stuehling at

* Contemporary European business issues program this summer!

Apply to take BUS 265 or BUS 365 in the UK this summer! The multidisciplinary course will cover comparative business issues between the European Union and the United States, as well as issues in history, political science, language, culture, and religion. Students will participate in United Kingdom site visits to support the development of an understanding of the complexities of the operations of a corporation in a global context.

For more information or to apply, please contact Amara Stuehling at

* Outstanding Teacher award

The UE Alumni Association recognizes an outstanding teacher for his or her exemplary instruction and student support at spring commencement. UE administrators, faculty, staff, students, and alumni may nominate a faculty member who exemplifies the award’s criteria for outstanding teaching effectiveness that inspires the intellectual development of students. The nomination form is located on the Office of Alumni’s Outstanding Teacher webpage.

Full-time faculty who have taught in the classroom at UE for two years or more and hold the rank of lecturer, instructor, assistant professor, associate professor, or professor are eligible for nomination.

Past award recipients are as follows:

  • Associate professor of anthropology James Berry 2011
  • Associate professor of sociology Mari Plikuhn 2012
  • Associate professor of mechanical and civil engineering Mark Valenzuela 2013
  • Associate professor of archaeology Jennie Ebeling 2014
  • Associate professor of psychology Margaret Stevenson 2015
  • Associate professor of sociology and criminal justice M. Kevin Gray 2016

The deadline to submit nominations is February 6, at 5:00 p.m. For questions, contact Tracey Folden at

* Calling for musicians

Students, staff, faculty, and administrators are invited to play in the University Symphony Orchestra and String Chamber Ensemble. The University Symphony Orchestra meets on Monday at 5:30 p.m. and Wednesday at 4:00 p.m. The String Chamber Ensemble meets on Thursday at 4:00 p.m. in the Krannert Hall of Fine Arts. Come join us!

E-mail Chun-Ming Chen, director of orchestral activities, at for more information.

* UE Bookstore spring term book rush hours

The UE Bookstore will have revised hours for the spring term’s book rush from January 7-13.

  • Saturday and Sunday, January 7 and 8: Closed
  • January 9-12: 9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
  • January 13: 9:00 a.m.-4:30  p.m.
* Last chance to apply for Harlaxton Summer or Fall 2017!

There are still a few spaces left in Harlaxton's Summer and Fall 2017 programs. Applications must be submitted and deposits paid by January 25 to secure your space. Create your application on the study abroad webpage or e-mail for more information.

We are also accepting applications for Harlaxton Spring 2018.



* Debbie Kassenbrock receives January Employee of the Month Award

DebbieDebbie Kassenbrock, director of academic advising and associate registrar, has received the Employee Excellence Award for January 2017.

All of those nominating Debbie agree on her unfailing dedication to UE students, their families, and this institution. It is evident to all that the success of the UE student is her priority. Debbie is tireless in her efforts to assist both incoming and continuing students with their academic and scheduling concerns. She is an invaluable resource for our students, their parents, faculty, coaches, and her colleagues.

Well done, Debbie, and thank you being our own “UE treasure”.



* Women's basketball falls at Northern Iowa

A big second half from the hosts was the difference on Saturday afternoon as the University of Evansville women’s basketball team dropped a 54-40 decision to Northern Iowa at McLeod Center.

UE was led on the day by Brooke Dossett, who finished 4-for-7 from the field with 13 points, but the scoring combo Camary Williams and Sara Dickey, who on average combine for better than 32 points per game, was held to just 10 points. Williams, who saw her day shortened due to some foul trouble, still led the Aces in rebounding with nine.

The Aces (7-8, 2-2 Missouri Valley Conference) actually dealt with a lot of early foul trouble as Williams was one of three UE starters charged with multiple fouls in the opening half.

“That foul trouble put us in a tough spot,” UE head coach Matt Ruffing said. “Sometimes we try and do too much in environments like this, and we have to stay a little more disciplined. That said, I thought we weathered the storm well in the first half. UNI is a top team for a reason.”

After UE trailed 26-23 at the break, UNI (11-4, 4-0 MVC) scored the first nine points of the third quarter and never looked back, holding the Aces to 17 points over the course of the final 20 minutes.

Ellie Herzberg led the Panthers with 16 points, and Madison Weekly was second with 12 points. Hannah Schonhardt only scored five, but she had a huge impact on the boards, pulling down 16 as UNI out-rebounded the Aces 44-33, which included an 18-4 advantage in offensive rebounds.

The Aces will return to on Friday as Missouri State will pay a visit to the Ford Center.



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