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Wednesday, February 8, 2017

What's Happening Today

* Newman Club Dinner and Discussion

All are welcome to join the Newman Club today, February 8, starting at 5:00 p.m. for Dinner and Discussion. Come for as little or as much of the evening as you like – we’re always happy to see new faces! We will be enjoying homemade chicken tacos, followed by a presentation on “Intersection of Religion and Community Life” led by Dominic Faraone. You can find us at the house on Lincoln Avenue with the purple banner. For more information, please contact Olivia Voegerl at

* I-House: France

This week’s I-House presentation will be about France. The presenter will be Geoffrey Riffard. He is majoring in finance and loves to play rugby. He plans on singing for you all. So make sure to come to I-House tonight at 7:00 p.m., upstairs in Ridgway University Center, for some music and fun as we learn about France!

* Kids' Clothing Sale at UE Bookstore

The UE Bookstore is offering 20 percent off of all kids’ clothing purchases from February 6-10. This includes infant, toddler, and youth sized clothing. The discount will be taken off the original price of items.

Submitted by Doug Gustwiller

* NY Times representatives on campus today

Representatives from the New York Times will be available in the library today. They will be available in the afternoon and evening to offer assistance signing up for access. They've promised gifts to people who stop by! Hope to see you there.


Upcoming Events

* Study abroad in Spain, Mexico, Argentina, and Costa Rica

Meet Stephanie Pina from SOL Education Abroad today to learn about study abroad programs in Mexico, Argentina, Costa Rica, and Spain and find out how to apply. She will be in Eykamp Hall, Room 254, Ridgway University Center, at 3:00 p.m.

Submitted by Amara Stuehling

* Study abroad session with ISEP program representative

Come meet Jacob from ISEP and learn about all of the amazing study abroad programs they offer! He will be able to answer questions about various program locations and explain the application process. This session will be held after the Study Abroad Fair today. If you are planning to study abroad in the next few semesters, this session is for you!

Submitted by Amara Stuehling

* Celebration of Life planned in honor of Ron Glass

The University of Evansville and the Evansville African American Museum invite you to attend a Celebration of Life to honor the life and legacy of Ron Glass ’68 on Saturday, February 25, at 11:00 a.m. in Shanklin Theatre. Glass, a UE theatre alumnus and member of the Board of Trustees, passed away at his home in Los Angeles, California, on Friday, November 25.

Previously best known for his role as the debonair, well dressed Detective Harris in the classic television show Barney Miller, Glass gained a new following with his portrayal of the mysterious Shepherd Book in the science fiction series Firefly and its movie sequel, Serenity.  

Following the campus event, the Evansville African American Museum invites the community to view its permanent exhibit featuring Glass’s life and career from noon-5:00 p.m. Museum admission will be free. The museum is located at the corner of Lincoln Avenue and Garvin Street at 579 South Garvin Street in Evansville.

* Women's Tennis fundraiser set for Saturday

On the evening of Saturday, February 11, the University of Evansville Women’s Tennis team will hold its spring fundraiser at Tri-State Athletic Club. Starting at 6:00 p.m., the team will host an evening of tennis that includes a clinic taught by the Purple Aces, a round robin tournament, silent auction and a catered meal.

Entry into the tournament is $100.  To sign up, contact Don Martin at 812-479-3111 or stop by the Tri-State Athletic Club front desk to drop off your registration. 

Submitted by Bob Pristash

* Music group Steady Rush will play this Friday at noon!

The Student Activities Board will be hosting music group Steady Rush this Friday at noon next to Jazzman's in Ridgway University Center. Steady Rush has a unique pop-rock sound. We hope to see you all there. If you can't stay for the whole show just stop by for a few minutes before lunch!

Submitted by Justin Coffey

* Study Abroad Fair is today

Don’t forget! The study abroad office is hosting its spring study abroad fair TODAY from 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. in Eykamp Hall, Room 251, Ridgway University Center. There will be several study abroad program providers in attendance, and this would be the perfect opportunity to ask them any study abroad questions you might have. There will also be information about scholarships and opportunities to intern and volunteer abroad. Come grab some free food and see if study abroad will work for you!

Submitted by Greta Becker

* Sig Ep presents Sig Ep-A-Hip-Hop tonight

It's that time of year for the brothers of Sigma Phi Epsilon to host their annual philanthropy, Sig Ep-A-Go-Go tonight - Friday, February 10 - at 7:00 p.m. in Eykamp Hall, Ridgway University Center. This year's theme is Sig Ep-A-Hip-Hop, bringing back all the old school hip-hop jams of the 20th century. For those of you unfamiliar with A-Go-Go, it is the largest dance competition on campus between the sororities, and all proceeds benefit Sig Ep's charity Big Brothers Big Sisters. Tickets are $7 presale, and $10 at the door, so don't wait and claim your ticket online at or find the table set up in Ridgway University Center! For any questions or donations, e-mail

Submitted by Jake Gould

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

Join us at Neu Chapel this Sunday at 11:00 a.m. for University Worship, as we conclude our series on the Sermon on the Mount.

Submitted by Dallas Gingles

* UE to host memorial service for Phil Gerhart

The University of Evansville will host a memorial service honoring Phil Gerhart, dean of the College of Engineering and Computer Science, on Thursday, February 16, at 5:30 p.m. in Neu Chapel.

* Meet Your Legislators this Saturday

Make your voice heard at Meet Your Legislators this Saturday, February 11, from 9:15-11:30 a.m. Carpool with us down to the Central Branch of the Evansville Public Library. This event is open to the public and happens the second Saturday of each month.

Check out the event details on the Meet Your Legislators’s Facebook page.

* Build bridges not walls

Hispanic Advocates for Campus and Community Activities will be hosting a fundraiser in the Ridgway University Center lobby on February 10, from10 a.m.-noon and 3:00-5:00 p.m. Paper brick will be on sale for 50 cents, which can then be cut down by the purchaser. Funds raised will go toward the club's Hispanic Festival in April.

Submitted by Jessica Morris

* Harlaxton welcome back reception

The study abroad department invites all students who have returned from Harlaxton to a welcome back reception! Join us today from 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. in Eykamp Hall, Room 251, Ridgway University Center. This will be a great chance to reconnect with some of your classmates, pick up a gift bag, and grab some refreshments. We are hoping you will also fill out a postcard full of helpful tips, tricks, and advice to send to our outgoing students! In addition, you can check out our study abroad fair and see if you might be able to go abroad again, and talk to a variety of study abroad program providers to find the perfect match for you!

Submitted by Greta Becker

* February Speaker Series Luncheon Series

Please join us on Thursday, February 16, from 12:15-1:15 p.m., for the Student-Alumni Mentoring Program Speaker Series Luncheon. It will be held in Eykamp Hall, Room 253, Ridgway University Center.

Our speaker is Olivia Robinson, an attorney with Kahn, Dees, Donovan, and Kahn. The title of her presentation will be “Life After UE: What’s it like being a Young Professional.”

Please join us. This event is open to the campus community. If you wish to reserve a free lunch, please e-mail by February 10.

* Sculptor Chet Geiselman exhibits work

The work of sculptor Chet Geiselman is on display in an exhibit at the Krannert Gallery in the Krannert Hall of Fine Arts until March 28. A reception will be held for Geiselman at 6:30 p.m. on March 16.

Geiselman earned a BS in Art from the University of Southern Indiana and an MFA in metalsmithing from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale.

He creates works that combine the familiar materials of wood and steel with re-contextualized found objects. In his works, the interplay of form and content generates a tension that is meditative, awkward, humorous, playful, and ultimately open-ended.

Geiselman grew up in a small German farming community in southern Indiana. His grandfather was a blacksmith, and his father and uncle were welders. Chet learned to weld and build things with his hands at a very early age. Geiselman has taught sculpture and metalsmithing at several colleges and universities over the years. He has shown his sculptures both nationally and internationally including six one-person exhibitions at Vale Craft Gallery in Chicago as well as numerous juried exhibitions. Currently Geiselman is the 3D studio manager and instructor of art – 3D foundations at Ball State University.

* Apply to teach at Harlaxton

Are you interested in teaching at Harlaxton? Please join Gerald Seaman, principal of Harlaxton, for a discussion on teaching at Harlaxton on February 16 from 2:00-3:00 p.m. in Room 120 in Hyde Hall. Jerry will cover the topics of applications, selection of faculty and courses, and pre-departure preparations. He will also reflect on what it is like to teach at Harlaxton, working with the Harlaxton team to include field excursions into your classes, as well as living in the manor. Please come and join us if you are interested in knowing more about teaching at Harlaxton or are planning to apply in the next several years.

Submitted by Greta Becker


Info You Should Know

* Deadline tomorrow to sign up for ski and snowboard trip

Join Venturing Crew and the International Club for a night of skiing and snowboarding at Paoli Peaks! This trip is open to all current UE students. The bus will leave for Paoli at 6:00 p.m. on February 10, and the group will arrive back at campus at 3:00 a.m.

The cost is $15. You can sign up for the trip at Ridgway University Center lobby tables today and tomorrow, February 8-9, from 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. and 5:00-7:00 p.m. Bring your cash or check and student ID to reserve a place.

Snow bibs, pants, and helmets are optional, but if you would like to rent them, bibs and pants will be $12 each and helmets will be $10 each. Lockers will also be available to rent, and boots will be included.

Lessons are free and will be available if requested before February 10!

* Recycling at UE

UE is once again participating in Recyclemania, a recycling competition for universities that runs from February through the end of March.

At UE, the following items can be placed in an appropriate recycling bin:
• Empty aluminum and steel cans
• Empty plastic containers and drink bottles
• Paper products such as newspapers, office paper, magazines and empty cereal boxes

Note: Please place books and used toner cartridges and cardboard next to the recycle bins.

Please do NOT put the following items in UE’s recycling bins:
• Glass
• Pizza boxes – these can contain food or grease
• Trash such as leftover food and candy wrappers
• Styrofoam
• Partially full or full plastic or aluminum drink containers
• Plastic bags or plastic packing pillows
• Used tissues and paper towels

To find out where to drop off recyclables at UE and to learn why it’s important to recycle and more, check out the UE recycling guide.

Call ext. 2697 or email with questions, and check out the UE Department of Environmental Management Facebook page for updates.

Submitted by Jan Schrader

* ECO Club petition

The ECO Club will be at a table in Ridgway University Center lobby on Thursday and Friday from 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. The group will be gauging student interest in a composting program on campus. 

Submitted by Beth Andrew

* Still need a textbook for spring?

The UE Bookstore is beginning the return process for all unsold textbooks from the spring term. Used books will be the first to go, so if you still need a textbook for the spring term visit the bookstore now to purchase it. If you need a textbook but can't purchase it now ask store staff and they will be happy to hold one for you so that it will be available later. If you have any questions please contact the bookstore.

Submitted by Doug Gustwiller

* Check your e-mail for NSSE survey!

The University of Evansville wants to improve your educational experience, and you can help by completing the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE). NSSE helps us understand how students are spending time in and out of the classroom, which guides decisions that will benefit UE students. Please check your UE e-mail for the survey. 

* Donations needed for Symposium on Homelessness

The University of Southern Indiana annually hosts a Symposium on Homelessness. This year’s symposium will be a collaboration between USI, University of Evansville, Indiana University School of Medicine - Evansville, and Ivy Tech Community College Southwest, as well as representatives from a host of local agencies that work with the homeless.

UE’s College of Education and Health Sciences is supporting the Symposium on Homelessness by asking for donations for the homeless in the area.

Items needed include:

  • Toiletries: toothbrush, toothpaste, toilet paper, Kleenex, shampoo, body soap, deodorant, feminine hygiene products, combs/brushes
  • General house items: measuring cups, utensils, silverware, dishes
  • Cleaning supplies
  • Paper products: plates, bowls, napkins
  • Laundry supplies: detergent, dryer sheets
  • Containers: Ziploc bags, 13 gallon tall kitchen trash bags

Collection boxes are available in the lobbies of Graves Hall and Olmsted Administration Hall until February 17.

For more information, contact PT students Hannah LaMar at or Charlotte Lechner at

Submitted by Jennifer Simon 

* In solidarity with refugees

The Newman Club will be collecting money for and distributing information about helping refugees in Indiana and around the world. Please feel free to stop by a table at Ridgway University Center today and tomorrow to learn more. The United States Council of Catholic Bishops has also issued a statement about the recent executive order. 

* Fall 2016 dean's list on display

The Fall 2016 dean's list is currently on display in the University Libraries. It's an amazing testament to UE's students’ hard work. Come see for yourself who made the list!

* Stephanie Marcotte memorial gift

Friends of Stephanie Marcotte are raising money to purchase a memorial picnic table to be placed on campus in Stephanie’s memory. If you would like to make a donation for this project, you may direct your gift as follows:

  • Access the online UE Giving page or click “give” on the main page.
  • Select “other designation” from the drop down menu.
  • Enter “Stephanie Marcotte memorial gift” in the Other Designation Blank.

Any funds raised in excess of the cost of the picnic table will go to the Harlaxton Society Endowed Scholarship Fund.

* Recyclemania pledge contest for residence halls

UE will hold a Recyclemania pledge contest between residence halls from February 6-28. Students can sign a pledge stating that they will learn about the Recycling Program here at UE and act to recycle more in the next month. The residence hall with the highest percentage of pledges wins, and students who signed a pledge from the winning hall will have their names entered into a drawing for a smart strip energy saving surge protector. Pledge forms will be available in each residence hall. There is one entry allowed per resident. The contest ends at 4:00 p.m. on February 28. Go to the UE Department of Environmental Management Facebook page for more information.

* Master of Science in Athletic Training

The MSAT program is accepting applications for the May 2017 start date. The MSAT program is a two year program for those interested in becoming a certified athletic trainer. The US Bureau of Labor Statistics project a 21 percent job growth for ATCs. Please contact Kathy Liu ( or Jeff Tilly ( if you are interested.

* Vote for your favorite food couple!

Vote for your favorite food combination to be served on Valentine’s Day at Café Court’s Fusion station! Go to to select one of five choices of food combinations. Voting ends February 9.

* Scam alert - copiers/printers

Campus is again receiving scam calls from unknown caller ID phone numbers. For example, a recent scam caller said he was calling from Business Technologies and that his boss was requesting departmental copier/printer information (model numbers, serial numbers, cartridge numbers, etc.

Do NOT share any information with a scam caller. UE copier/printer vendors already have access to UE equipment and supply information and will NEVER contact individual departments requesting this information.

A scam caller’s intent is to obtain information to bill the University. Please DO NOT give them any information. Feel free to tell the scam caller that you are not authorized to provide information or order copier supplies and refer the caller to the Office of Administrative Services. Usually this quickly ends the conversation.

If you receive a scam call, please report it to Kim Winsett, Office of Administrative Services, at ext. 2940 or e-mail

Submitted by Kim Winsett

* Interested in living in Village housing for 2017-18?

Students wishing to reside in a Village housing unit (Townhouse, North Hall, house, or apartment) for 2017-18 should plan to attend an information session about the Village selection process. Sessions will be at 4:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. in Eykamp Hall, Room 252, Ridgway University Center, on February 8.

You can find more information online about the housing selection process.

* UE admission ambassador applications now available

UE admission ambassador applications are now available. Please go to this link to fill out the application. Once you fill out the application, you will need to send the recommendation form to the UE faculty or staff member serving as your reference. Hard copies will be available in the admissions office located on the first floor of Olmsted Administration Hall. The deadline for applications is midnight on February 12. If you have any questions, please e-mail Sarah Harness at

* Deadline extended to win a free trip to Germany!

The Collegiate Changemaker Challenge Team registration deadline has been extended to Monday, February 13 at midnight. You can register online and find more information on the Institute for Global Enterprise in Indiana’s Changemaker Challenge web page.

Need help forming a team? Contact Erin Lewis at

Submitted by Cindy Kelley 


* Summer internship program in higher education

Students thinking about a career in higher education, student affairs, alumni relations, or advancement should take a look at the internship program through the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE).

The CASE 2017 Summer Internship Program is now accepting applications for interns. This eight-week summer internship program (June 5-July 28) seeks to increase and diversify the number of professionals in education advancement. The program is designed to attract students (undergraduate and graduate) who may or may not have previously considered a career in institutional advancement. For 2017, it is anticipated that 75-100 interns will be placed at host institutions throughout North America.

Selected students receive hand-on training in the advancement office of a host institution, attend a one and a half day training session in Washington, DC, have the opportunity to attend the CASE ASAP Network Convention (this year in Columbus, Ohio), participate in weekly e-learning assignments designed to educate them on all of the opportunities the advancement field offers, are assigned a mentor, and much more! Students receive a paid stipend, hourly wage, or course credit, which will be decided by the host institution. During the application process, students will be able to see what the institutions will be offering for their internship package. 

Students can apply online by Friday, February 12.

You can find more information on the program on CASE’s Career Central webpage.

Read the CASE blog to see what 2016 CASE Advancement Intern Phil Mendez said about his experience at Dartmouth College.



* UE Syrian student at Harlaxton talks travel ban with 14 News

Ahmad Ismaiel, a UE student from Syria who is currently studying at Harlaxton, discussed the travel ban with Brandon Bartlett from 14 News last night. Visit 14WFIE’s website to watch the clip.

* School of Education graduate earns honor

Central High School teacher Shelby Phelps, a 2014 graduate of UE’s School of Education, was recently named the teacher of the week in the Evansville Courier and Press.

Phelps, who teaches both English and journalism at Central High School, says “Central is a wonderful community of teachers, parents and students. I couldn't imagine working anywhere else”.

In an interview with the Courier and Press, Phelps said when asked her favorite teaching tactic, “When teaching a lesson, I try to be the perfect mix of goofy and serious. Sometimes I do weird voices, sometimes I sing, sometimes I just stand with my hands on my hips until they sense the ‘pay attention’ vibe.”

This honor exemplifies the collaborative work among the English, creative writing, communication, and education departments at the University of Evansville. We are proud to produce quality classroom teachers for our P-12 school partners.

Submitted by Lisa Toelle 

* Ranganathan has focus issue accepted

Bharat Ranganathan, UE visiting assistant professor of religion, and David Clairmont, University of Notre Dame associate professor of theology, have had a focus issue accepted by the Journal of Religious Ethics.

The focus issue, "Ethnography, Moral Theory, and Comparative Religious Ethics," brings together junior and senior scholars to examine the methodological shift in comparative religious ethics, focusing especially on the move away from a model rooted in prescription toward one that privileges description.

Bharat Ranganathan



* Aces welcome Ramblers tonight

The University of Evansville Men’s Basketball team looks to make it two in a row as they welcome Loyola to the Ford Center for a 7:00 p.m. game tonight.

Fans are reminded that you can purchase tickets for the game for just $5 with the ad from the Courier and Press. At halftime, the Zooperstars! will perform for the audience. 

A 9-game skid came to an end on Saturday for the Purple Aces as they defeated Missouri State by a final of 74-66 at the Ford Center. Jaylon Brown recorded his second 25-point outing in a row while David Howard scored a career-high 17 points; Duane Gibson added 16 tallies. UE led for the majority of the contest and finished the game on an 8-3 run in the last 1:48 to earn the win after the Bears cut the gap to 66-63. Hitting 55.8% of its attempts, the Aces had their best shooting game against a conference foe since hitting 57.4% of their attempts on January 19, 2016, against Loyola; coincidentally, the score of that game was also 74-66.

Redshirt senior David Howard has been rolling over the last few weeks and has notched double figures in three of the last four games, a first in his college career. He capped off the week with a career-best 17 point while hitting seven out of 10 attempts. He also finished with seven rebounds in the win over the Bears. Over the last 4 games, Howard has notched an average of 12.5 points per game while connecting on 21 out of 33 shots (63.6%). In two games this season against Missouri State, Howard averaged 12.5 points and 8.5 rebounds per game. Evansville’s leading rebounder this season checks in with 4.8 per game; he has upped that to 5.5 per game in Valley games and is tied for 14th in that category.

Loyola sits in a tie for 4th place in the MVC with a record of 6-6, matching the marks of Missouri State and UNI; overall, the Ramblers stand at 16-9. The top shooting offense in the league sits at 50.2%, ranking in the top ten in the nation. Four Loyola players average double figures, led by Milton Doyle, who sits at 16 points per game; he is also lead LUC in assists (112), steals (40) and blocked shots (18).  Aundre Jackson (14.4 PPG), Donte Ingram (14.2 PPG) and Clayton Custer (11.3 PPG) are the other tops scorers for the Ramblers. Jackson was the leader of the pack for LUC in the first meeting this season against UE, notching 17 points in a 67-61 Loyola victory at Gentile Arena.

Since the Ramblers joined the MVC in 2013, their series against Evansville has been a competitive one. In seven games as MVC opponents, the average margin of victory by the winner has been 4.71 points per game with the highest margin of victory being nine (65-56) by UE. Three of the seven games have been decided by just a possession.


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