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Wednesday, January 25, 2017

* Students - UE wants to recognize your achievements

The University of Evansville wants you to be recognized for your achievements such as making the dean’s list, studying at Harlaxton, winning an award, or attaining an internship. The University publicizes these accomplishments through Merit, an online platform.

Merit allows UE to send news items about your achievements back to your hometown newspapers, notifies your local government representative, and publishes them on the web. In addition, you can sync your Merit page with popular social networks like Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn so that updates to your page will reach your contacts in those networks, too.

The first time UE adds one of your achievements to Merit, you'll receive a Welcome to Merit e-mail with instructions on how to sign in to your page and customize it. You can add a profile photo and list on-campus activities and work experience.

As the University issues news stories about your accomplishments, you'll receive e-mails with links to view your story online

Your online reputation is important – most employers Google an applicant's name during the hiring process for jobs and internships. By using Merit, UE helps you create a positive online profile.

If you have questions about Merit and how it can work for you, contact University Relations at ext. 2236 or uerelations@evansville.edu

You can also learn more about Merit and how you can utilize it by viewing their student information page.

What's Happening Today

* Newman Club Dinner and Discussion today

All are welcome to join the Newman Club today for Dinner and Discussion at 5:00 p.m. Come for fellowship, a delicious home-cooked meal, and a discussion on the lives of saints led by Jenny Koch. You can find us at the house with the purple banner on Lincoln Avenue. For more information, please contact Olivia Voegerl at ov4@evansville.edu.

* I-House: Argentina

M. Belén Alemán Mansilla will be presenting about Argentina tonight! She is a Fulbright teacher at UE and can't wait to tell you all about Argentina! Her favorite activity to do is play and watch sports and she loves the students here at UE. She is hoping to have you all try a wonderful dessert from Argentina as well. So be sure to stop by this evening at 7:00 p.m., upstairs in Ridgway University Center, to learn more about Argentina.

* Wednesday night Mass at Neu Chapel

Come celebrate mass at Neu Chapel on tonight! Mass will begin at 9:30 p.m. and end around 10:00 p.m. Wednesday night masses will be held on the last Wednesday of the month for the rest of the semester. Hope to see you there! For more information, contact Olivia Voegerl at ov4@evansville.edu.

Upcoming Events

* University Worship this Sunday at 11:00 a.m.

This Sunday at the University Worship Service in Neu Chapel, we'll continue our series on the Sermon on the Mount. The service will begin at 11:00 a.m. The topic of the sermon will be "Jesus and Pharrell Williams."

* Virtual networking with UE alumni - students invited

Work, live, play in Indianapolis … Learn more about opportunities in this great city during a UE Connect Virtual Networking Session on Tuesday, January 31 from 11:00 a.m.-noon (CST)! Connect online with UE alumni who work, live, and play in one of Forbes’ 2016 Best Places for Young Professionals.

The online session is text-based 1-on-1 chats. There is no video component, and conversations will automatically end after eight minutes. It is compatible with mobile devices. You can participate from any location with an internet connection. You can also participate for any length of time. Can’t make it for the entire hour? Feel free to enter and leave the event as your schedule permits!

Registration is easy, so don’t wait. Register online by January 30 to join.

Questions? Contact the Office of Alumni and Parent Relations at 812-488-2586 or alumni@evansville.edu.

* Harlaxton update sessions for faculty and staff members

The Office of Study Abroad invites any faculty and staff member to a Harlaxton update session!

During this session we will be discussing some of the changes that have occurred with the Harlaxton program over the past few months. This would be a great opportunity to learn more about things like dates, pricing, and classes. There will be two sessions for faculty and staff members to attend: the first is today - January 31 - from 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. The second session will be held on Thursday, February 2 from 3:00-5:00 p.m. Both sessions will be held in the J Henry Schroeder Boardroom (Room 203) in the library.

If you have any questions, please e-mail Greta Becker at gb91@evansville.edu.

Info You Should Know

* IOL applications still open

The Office of Cultural Engagement and International Services is still accepting applications for international orientation leaders! Join the team that works to welcome new international students to campus each August and throughout the year.

Apply online.

Applications are due January 30!

* Resident Students Association has an opening

The Resident Students Association (RSA) has a vacancy on its executive board for Spring 2017. The position is vice president of area council programming, and it is a paid position. The main responsibilities of this position include maintaining communication with each hall council, attending programs, and serving on the executive board team. Requirements include serving on an area council or RSA's general assembly for at least one semester, having a 2.5 out of 4.0 GPA, and living on campus while serving on the executive board. Contact an127@evansville.edu for more information or if you are interested. Nominations for the position will be accepted until Monday, January 30, at noon.

* Road Trip hosts needed!

The Office of Admission needs current UE students who live in residence halls to sign up to host for Road Trip on February 17-19. If you are available, you can apply to host online, by e-mailing Ashley Ross (aj53@evansville.edu) or Jonathan Kelly (jk115@evansville.edu), or stopping by the Office of Admission in Room 104 in Olmsted Administration Hall.

* Career advocates drop-in schedule for Spring 2017

Need help with a resume or cover letter? Come see a career advocate!

Career advocates are available in the Center for Career Development to help with resumes, cover letters, networking, the job search process, and more. No appointment needed! The Center for Career Development is located in Room 234 in Ridgway University Center.

Advocates will be available during the following hours:

  • Mondays:  8:00 a.m.-noon and 1:00-5:00 p.m.
  • Tuesdays:  9:00-11:00 a.m. and & 2:30-4:30 p.m.
  • Wednesdays:  8:00 a.m.-noon and 2:00-5:00 p.m.
  • Thursdays:  8:00 a.m.-noon and 3:00-5:00 p.m.
  • Fridays:  9:00-10:00 a.m.
* Drag show performers!

Saturday, April 1, is the date of this year’s annual drag show. The theme will be “Gays in Space!” The drag show raises money for local organizations such as Matt 25 and Aids Resource Group. If you would like to perform please contact uepride@gmail.com.

* January 2017 Pcard cycle ending

The January Pcard cycle which began December 22, ends January 23, at midnight. As of January 25, cardholders may schedule and run the January cycle report. January transactions may be reconciled in SDG2 until January 30. On January 30, the general ledger Pcard file will be uploaded and cardholders will be locked out of (unable to make changes) posted transactions for the January cycle.

* Interested in traveling to South Korea this summer?

The Hansung International Summer Program is led by UE professor Young Kim, and consists of intensive classroom lectures and various cultural activities and field trips in South Korea. Classroom lectures cover Korean politics, economics, arts, costume, and language. This is a three credit course that transfers to UE as PSCI 390.

This summer program is accepting applications now. Find more information and cost of the program on the study abroad webpage. (Search for “South Korea” under Programs.)

Questions? Contact Amara Stuehling at as760@evansville.edu.

Congratulations

* Birth Announcement - Chase Daniel Cox

Amanda Cox, software support and training specialist for the Ofice of Technical Services, and her husband Greg are pleased to announce the arrival of Chase Daniel, born on Monday, January 23. He weighed seven pounds, 13 ounces, and is welcomed by his proud big sister Rylan

Athletics

* McCutchan Stadium to host match between Indy Eleven and Louisville City

Professional soccer will return to Evansville this spring as the University of Evansville and Arad McCutchan Stadium will play host to an exhibition match between Indy Eleven and Louisville City FC on March 18.

The match, which will serve as one of the final preseason friendlies for each team, will be the second professional contest in the history of the stadium. Last season, nearly 1,000 people came to campus as Indy battled Saint Louis FC to a 1-1 draw.

“It’s always great to have a professional game take place in our city,” UE head men’s soccer coach Marshall Ray said. “Last year, we were fortunate enough to host the first professional match in the history of Evansville, and we’re happy that Indy Eleven has agreed to come back again this year. With Louisville City, we’re going to be bringing in one of the best teams in the USL too. I’m looking forward to giving our fan base and the greater Evansville soccer community a chance to see a match at a higher level.”

Indy followed up the success with a phenomenally successful spring season that saw the team claim a title in the North American Soccer League, which currently occupies the second tier on the US professional soccer pyramid. The team would continue its success into the second half of the year, ultimately falling on penalties to the New York Cosmos in the Soccer Bowl last November.

Meanwhile, Louisville City also enjoyed a successful campaign, the team’s second in the United Soccer League, which will also occupy the second tier on the professional pyramid this season. The team finished second in the Eastern Conference, and advanced as far as the conference final in the playoffs, going out on penalties to eventual champion New York Red Bulls II.

Indy and Louisville City are two of the best-supported teams in their respective leagues as each draw in better than 7,000 fans per game.

The friendly will mark the third-ever meeting between the two sides. Last season, Indy fell 1-0 in a preseason friendly in Louisville, but the favor was returned in June as LCFC dropped a 2-1 decision to Indy in the third round of the US Open Cup.

“Matches like these give our guys a chance to see what the standard is like at a higher level,” Ray explained. “Our team will have an opportunity to see how these teams train. It’s a little different sometimes in that environment, and it’s important for our guys to see, especially if they have aspirations to continue playing at the professional level.”
 

* Aces to play this evening

The University of Evansville Men’s Basketball team returns to action on Wednesday evening, traveling to Cedar Falls, Iowa, to take on UNI in a 7:00 p.m. game. Live coverage of the game will be on The Valley on ESPN3 along with 91.5 WUEV.

In a close game for the duration of the contest, Loyola defeated the Purple Aces by a final of 67-61 on Saturday in Chicago on Saturday afternoon. Duane Gibson had his best game in three seasons, posting 21 points in the game; he also had 9 rebounds while seeing the floor for a career-high 37 minutes. UE put a smaller lineup on the floor to begin the contest, starting four guards. Jaylon Brown and Ryan Taylor totaled 16 and 10 points, respectively in the game. 

Gibson had one of his best college games in his fourth season with the Purple Aces, tallying 21 points at Loyola. Averaging 5.7 points per game over the course of his career, Gibson has enjoyed playing the Ramblers as he averages 15.0 points against them. He hit eight out of 12 attempts and all five free throws while grabbing nine rebounds; he also played a career-high 37 minutes. He has started 17 games this year and currently stands with an average of 5.9 points and 3.8 rebounds per game.

After starting conference play with an 0-5 mark, UNI has fought back to win its last three games, including a double over time home win over Loyola and a 58-57 win at SIU on Saturday. The Panthers sit at 8-11 overall and 3-5 in league play as Jeremy Morgan has led the way with 16.3 points per game. 

Morgan, the Preseason MVC Player of the Year, also leads UNI with 6.4 rebounds per game, 56 assists, 40 steals, and 26 blocked shots.

A 70-58 win on New Year’s Day saw the Aces tie the all-time series against UNI at 25-25. The Aces are 7-15 on the road in Cedar Falls and have lost their last three trips to the McLeod Center after winning there in 2012 and 2013.
 

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