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Friday, February 10, 2017

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What's Happening Today

* Pop rock duo Steady Rush performing today at noon!

The pop rock duo Steady Rush will be playing a show outside of Jazzman's in Ridgway University Center today at noon. Take some time to stop by and hear some great music! 

* 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


Upcoming Events

* Charlas: Valentine's Day

Students of all levels of Spanish are invited to meet with Belén Alemán Mansilla, a Fulbright FLTA, and talk about Valentine's Day, make cards and share an Argentinian cake at Jazzman's in Ridgway University Center from 4:30-5:30 p.m. today. It is a wonderful opportunity to interact informally in Spanish and to meet other students of Spanish. You can stay as little or as long as you want. Please contact Belén at if you have any questions. ¡Allá nos vemos! Hope to see you today!

Submitted by María Belén Alemán Mansilla

* Chi Omega's Taste of Evansville to benefit Albion Fellows Bacon Center

Chi Omega's spring philanthropy Taste of Evansville is Saturday, February 11, 6:00-8:00 p.m., in Eykamp Hall, Ridgway University Center. The event benefits the Albion Fellows Bacon Center. Admission tickets are $2 and can be purchased at a table in the lobby of Ridgway University Center or at the door. With a ticket, you get a drink and admission to a concert put on by members of Chi Omega. Also, local restaurants such as Chick-fil-A, Donut Bank, and Acropolis have donated samples of their food which will be available for purchase at the event for 50 cents per sample. Bring cash to the event!

Macy Dimmett

* 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.

* Lunch and Lead- Give a Little Love: How to be a Recognition Rock Star

There are a million ways to say “I love you” and a million more to say “thank you.” Discover how to be a recognition rock star this Valentine’s Day at Lunch and Lead. The session begins at 12:30 p.m. in Eykamp Hall, Room 252, Ridgway University Center.

This Lunch and Lead will be presented by Amber Stull, leadership development intern. This event is free and open to all students, faculty, and staff, and UE community members. We encourage attendees to bring their lunch with them to these events.

Submitted by Amber Stull

* 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

* 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.


Info You Should Know

* Development department announces staff promotion

The Office of Development has announced a promotion within the Office of Advancement Services. Katherine Taylor has been promoted to the positon of gifts record coordinator Taylor replaces Sarah Lee Bivin who recently retired after holding the position for 18 years.

Taylor came to UE in 2014 as administrative assistant and research clerk in the Office of Advancement Services. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Evansville in 1997 and is currently working toward an M.S. in Public Service Administration at UE.

Before coming to work at UE, Taylor served as support staff at Ivy Tech Community College in the Academic Advising Center.

Submitted by Katherine Taylor

* 2017 Indiana college substance use survey deadline is February 15

Students recently received an e-mail with a link and a log-in code for the 2017 Indiana College Substance Use Survey. This anonymous, web-based survey asks for students’ opinions about alcohol, tobacco, and other drug use. The information is tracked year to year allowing the University to better understand the campus culture and changing dynamics of student choices and opinions. If you are at least 18 years old, please take a few minutes to complete the survey by February 15. After completing the survey, you may choose to enter (not required) your name for a chance to win a UE Bookstore gift certificate. More details are provided in the e-mail that was sent February 2 and will be sent again this week to all full time undergraduate students.

* 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. 

* 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.

* Carpool drivers needed for Meet Your Legislators event

Drivers are needed to carpool to the Meet Your Legislators event this Saturday, February 11, from 9:15 - 11:30 a.m. The event is in the Browning Room at 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.

Submitted by Jackie Luedtke

* 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.

* 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 


* Reminder - New Enterprise and National rental rates now effective

New cost saving Enterprise holdings (Enterprise Rent-a-Car and National Car Rental) rental rates became effective on January 15. In addition, to car rental savings, discounted commercial truck rental rates have been added.

Travelers are reminded that the rental process remains the same and the new rates are loaded onto the UE account number. To check out the new rental rates visit the AceLink Travel website.

Please note - existing reservations (those made prior to January 15) will not be updated and travelers will need to cancel and rebook the reservations to obtain the new rates.

For questions, contact Kim Winsett at ext. 2940 or e-mail



* Steinsultz conducts High Plains Festival Band

UE director of bands Kenneth Steinsultz was conductor of the High Plains Festival Honor Band at Chadron State College in Chadron, Nebraska, on February 6-7. The band was selected by audition of students from high schools in Nebraska, Wyoming, and South Dakota.

Submitted by Kenneth Steinsultz

* 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 


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