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Monday, August 14, 2017

* Bring your solar eclipse viewing glasses* and experience the eclipse on East Terrace Lawn

UE students, faculty, staff, and administrators,

You’re invited to bring your solar eclipse viewing glasses* and gather on the East Terrace Lawn at 1:10 p.m. on Monday, August 21 to view the partial solar eclipse that will pass over Evansville. Get a FREE Solar Pop while supplies last! 

Gathering to View Solar Eclipse
Monday, August 21
1:10 p.m.
East Terrace Lawn
University of Evansville Campus


Solar Eclipse

An important note from
“During totality, when the sun's disk is completely covered by the moon, it is safe to view the eclipse with the naked eye. But sky watchers should NEVER look at a partial solar eclipse without proper eye protection. Looking directly at the sun, even when it is partially covered by the moon, can cause serious eye damage or blindness. See our complete guide to find out how to view the eclipse safely.” 

Evansville will not see totality from this location, however, we are close to the direct path and should experience 75-80 percent coverage when the moon passes in front of the sun between 1:20 and 1: 30 p.m. Therefore, it is extremely important that you use appropriate protective eyewear. If you do not already have glasses specially designed for viewing the eclipse, please find a pair to bring with you to this gathering.

* Per the American Astronomical Society Solar (AAS), eclipse viewing glasses are designed exclusively for looking directly at the everyday sun. These glasses reduce sunlight to safe levels so that you don't injure your eyes…and they meet the ISO 12312-2 (sometimes written as ISO 12312-2:2015) international safety standard. Note that special-purpose solar filters are many thousands of times darker than ordinary sunglasses! However, not all marketed solar eclipse viewing glasses are ISO certified as unscrupulous vendors will market glasses as ISO certified when they are not. Thus, refer to AAS’s list for approved vendors

* Fall Conference concurrent sessions 2017

Fall Conference concurrent sessions are Wednesday, August 16, in the Schroeder School of Business Building. All UE employees are encouraged to attend beginning at 9:00 a.m. A light continental breakfast will be available in the lobby.

You can find out more details about the individual sessions by signing into AceLink. The information is listed under Areas on the Academic Affairs page.

Submitted by Tracey Folden


Upcoming Events

* Hochwender to speak at Science with a Twist today

Professor of biology Cris Hochwender will be speaking at Bokeh Lounge today - Wednesday. August 16 - at 6:30 p.m. His talk on loss of habitat and the survival of native species is part of a series called Science with a Twist, a novel forum to learn about cutting-edge topics in science and technology from leading experts.

Mitch Luman from Evansville Museum has created this forum to provide an interactive, informal atmosphere where there’s no such thing as a dumb question.

Everyone has fun at Science with a Twist, from those completely unfamiliar with science to self-identified “science geeks.”

Science with a Twist is open to anyone and everyone. Join us at the Bokeh Lounge, have a beverage, and feed your mind. The night will include science trivia, a time to socialize, and an opportunity to talk about what we can all do to help the survival of native species.


Info You Should Know

* Aces fall to Murray State in final exhibition

In its final match before the start of the regular season, the University of Evansville Women's Soccer team dropped a 5-0 exhibition to Murray State University on Friday afternoon in Murray, Kentucky.

In the early going, the Purple Aces withstood consistent pressure from the Racers as freshman goalkeeper Michaela Till made three saves in the first half-hour of play.

The Racers found their breakthrough in the 33rd minute as Miyah Watford had her shot blocked, gathered the ball and slipped the ball into the back of the net.

Murray State found its second goal just shy of two minutes later when Rebecca Kubin mirrored Watford's shot, gathered the rebound and scored to provide the Racers a 2-0 lead at the half.

In the second half, the Racers added three more goals in the 50th, 58th, and 72nd minutes.

In the contest, Murray State outshot the Aces, 24-1. Till spent just over 72 minutes between the posts, recording six saves, before sophomore goalkeeper Julie Rabe came on for the final 18 minutes.

The Aces are back in action on Friday, August 18 as they open the regular season against Southeast Missouri State at 7:00 p.m. at Arad McCutchan Stadium.

* 2017-18 parking permits now on sale

The 2017-18 parking permits are on sale in the Office of Safety and Security. Permits may be purchased between the hours of 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m., Monday-Friday. The cost of permits remain at $50 for the school year. Cash and checks are accepted. Employees may use payroll deduction as a means of payment.

* DEADLINE: United Way Day of Caring Sign Up

This year’s United Way Day of Caring is September 8. The deadline to register to participate in the event is Friday, August 18. Register today!

The UE Day of Caring crew will be going to Seton Harvest and the Henderson Humane Society. At Seton Harvest, volunteers will harvest, weed, and plant. At the Henderson Humane Society, our volunteers will help with socializing and walking animals as well as general landscaping.

The Day of Caring will begin with a kick-off breakfast at 7:00 a.m. followed by an inspirational program to engage volunteers. You don’t want to miss out on this great day in the community!

You do not need to use vacation time to participate, but you will need to get permission from your supervisor before you register.

To register:

Download the registration form.
• Print and complete the form.
• Give completed form to Brian Conner, Student Life, Ridgway University Center (or scan and e-mail to

If you have any questions, please contact Brian Conner at

* QUILL - your new interlibrary loan portal

QUILL LogoThe Libraries are pleased to introduce QUILL, a portal where interlibrary loan (ILL) requests can be created, tracked, and accessed. The new service shows all of your requests on a single page, links to articles, and details about the status of your requests and item due dates. You can submit new requests from this interface using fill-in-the-blank forms. You will also choose how you want to receive notifications: email, text or both. Please do not opt out of receiving notifications!

Due to a library system migration, the Find It @ UE button will not pre-populate ILL forms with citation information from any database. It does send users to QUILL where you can select the appropriate form and copy/paste the citation. Updates to QUILL and other library systems later this month should restore this functionality.

I hope that these changes will improve your ILL experience. If you have any questions, please contact Meg Atwater-Singer at or 488-2487.

Submitted by Meg Atwater-Singer



* Rachel Brown has journal article published

Rachel Brown, visiting assistant professor of religion, has had an article published in the current issue of the Bulletin for the Study of Religion, 46(2). Brown was invited to contribute an article to this special edition of the Bulletin on theorizing and teaching food and religion. Her paper, entitled “Bread Beyond Borders: Food as a Lens into Tweed’s Theory of Religion,” addresses how food plays an essential role in the religious lives of immigrants and how food is an important tool that individuals use to find their place and move through space.

* Lois Patton elected into MVC Hall of Fame

One of the most influential names in the history of University of Evansville athletics has been elected into the Missouri Valley Conference Hall of Fame as Lois Patton was selected for the Class of 2018.

“This is overwhelming and surprising, but I feel that it is a validation of my work at the University of Evansville,” Patton said. “This recognition is a testament to the university and the support it has had for the women’s programs and how it has survived and improved quite a bit over the years. This is definitely the pinnacle of my career and is very humbling.”

Patton is the pioneer of women’s athletics at the University of Evansville. She started at UE working in the physical education department before joining athletics. She started the women’s basketball, women’s tennis, softball and volleyball programs at UE and spent time coaching all four programs while simultaneously serving as professor of health and physical education and the director of the women’s sports program.

“It is great to be able to receive this recognition, especially in the 25th anniversary of women’s sports in the MVC,” Patton continued. “This shows just how far female athletic programs have come, but it is also something that has seen females have new opportunities across the board.”

She was instrumental in expanding women’s athletics at UE to six varsity teams in the early 1980s and coached until 1981 when she moved into an administrative role as women’s athletic director at UE.

While at Evansville she expanded the curriculum as the head of the Department of Physical Education and that work helped the program expand to include majors such as athletic training, sport studies, and exercise science.

“We think the world of Lois and are happy to be recognizing her on campus, but this recognition in the Valley is only fitting for her accomplishments and her dedication to women’s sports at the University of Evansville,” UE director of athletics Mark Spencer said. 

Patton retired in the late 1990s, but continues to play an active role in UE athletics where she serves on the Hall of Fame committee, acts as a photographer and supports all of the Aces programs. The new volleyball and women’s basketball floors are named in her honor – Lois D. Patton Court, while one of the most prestigious awards for the Purple Aces – the Lois D. Patton Award – is given annually to the top female senior student-athlete

In 2016, Patton was the recipient of the John Sanders Spirit of the Valley Award.

"Lois is a pioneer in women's athletics and her induction into the MVC Hall of Fame is most deserving,” said UE senior associate athletic director/SWA Sarah Solinsky.  “Her vision and passion to create opportunities for female student-athletes at UE has made a lasting impact in the development of what our women’s sports have become over the years."

Five other representatives of the Purple Aces are currently in the league hall of fame. The others are Arad McCutchan (2004 – Lifetime Achievement), Jim Byers (2008 – Lifetime Achievement), Fred Schmalz (2012 – Men’s Soccer Coach), Krissy Meek-Engelbrecht (2013 – Women’s Soccer), and Mick Lyon (2016 – Women’s Soccer Coach).

“The Missouri Valley Conference has always been recognized for the great success of its athletics programs, with a rich history that dates back more than a century,” said Commissioner Doug Elgin. “Our MVC Hall of Fame has provided us with an opportunity to honor the student-athletes, coaches, administrators, and contributors who have played important roles in the conference and in intercollegiate athletics.”

The league will conduct its annual Hall of Fame ceremony as part the State Farm Missouri Valley Conference Men’s Basketball Championship next March 1-4. The March 2 festivities will begin with an 8:00 a.m. breakfast, followed by the induction ceremony at 8:30 a.m. Tickets to the 2018 Hall of Fame event – scheduled to be held in the Peabody Opera House which is adjacent to Scottrade Center – can be obtained by calling the league office at (314) 444-4300. Tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

“The individuals we will be honoring in the Class of 2018 are representative of the men and women who have preceded them in our Hall of Fame. They’ve brought significant honor to themselves, their institutions and to the Conference. We are truly humbled to have this opportunity to salute them for their achievements. In a year in which we are celebrating 25 years of women’s athletics in the MVC, we’re excited to announce our six-person class, which includes three women who positively impacted women’s athletics at their institutions.” 

* Strobel to participate in conferences in England

Heidi Strobel, associate professor of art history, will be presenting a paper at the Enlightened Princesses conference on October 31. The conference is sponsored by the Historic Royal Palaces (UK) and the Yale Center for British Art.

The conference venues are Hampton Court (October 29), Kensington Palace (October 30), and the Tower of London (October 31), where Strobel will be presenting her work on Queen Charlotte’s (1744-1818) support of female artists, especially textile artist Mary Linwood (1755-1845).

While in England, Strobel will be giving a second paper on Linwood’s collaboration with Leicestershire artist Charles Loraine Smith (1751-1835). This conference will be held at the Melton Carnegie Museum in Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire.


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