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AceNotes Today

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

* UE Community invited to dedication and picnic today

You’re invited to join the UE community for the dedication of Jones Hall (formerly North Hall) and campus picnic today, Wednesday, August 23. The dedication will begin at 4:30 p.m. on the lawn of Jones Hall, with the picnic immediately following on the lawn outside of Hughes Hall (on the corner of Weinbach and Walnut). Food, music, and bounce houses will be provided! Rain location for the dedication will be the Bower-Surheinrich Library, and rain location for the picnic will be Ridgway University Center. All students must show student ID to eat.


Upcoming Events

* Art exhibit to feature work of fiber artists

The work of six fiber artists will be featured in an exhibit at the University of Evansville in September and October. The exhibit titled "Fibervisions" will be on display in UE’s Melvin Peterson Gallery from September 11-October 22. There will be a reception for the artists on Thursday, September 14 at 6:30 p.m. Both the exhibit and reception are free and open to the public.

The artists whose work will be on display are Martha Aguilera, Erin Bowen, Teresa Greer, Karen Hampton, Dawn Murtaugh, and Laura Foster Nicholson.

The exhibit is supported in part by the UE Friends of Art.

For more information, please call the UE Department of Art at 812-488-2043.

* Call out meeting for PEACE today

A call-out meeting for the group People Engaged in Action for Compassion for Everyone (PEACE) is planned for today - Friday, August 25 - at 3:00 p.m. in Room 170, Schroeder School of Business Building.

“There has been an escalation of overt acts of oppression in the United States this year,” says ethics director Lisa Kretz, “and for a lot of us, it feels overwhelming, scary, and depressing. One of the best ways to counter those disempowering feelings is to build communities of hope through action for positive change. We want to create a safe space for all of us - students, professors, staff, administration, and our wider local UE community - to discuss ways in which we can work together to create positive change in PEACE."

If you are interested, please come to the call-out meeting where the group will begin discussion. If you are interested but can't make the meeting, just e-mail and say you want to be in the google group and they will keep you informed of opportunities. 

If you have any questions, please contact: LaNeeça R. Williams (chief diversity officer) or Lisa Kretz (ethics director) at

Submitted by Lisa Kretz

* Fireside Chat in Grabill Lounge

Join the religious life community for weekly Fireside Chats beginning today - Wednesday, August 23 - at 7:30 p.m., in Grabill Lounge (basement of Neu Chapel).This will be a time of reflection and conversation as we consider "Life's Maze, God's Mission, and Me: What is God Calling Me to Do?" Snacks will be provided! All are welcome to attend! For more information, please contact Keith Turner at

Submitted by Keith Turner

* UE Bookstore Move In Sale

The UE Bookstore will be offering 15 percent OFF the regular price of all clothing and gifts items August 18-22. Items already on sale are not included. Stop in and get your gear!

Submitted by Doug Gustwiller 

* Student RC beverage sampling

The Royal Crown (RC) Beverage Company is sponsoring a student beverage promotional sampling on campus. The event is today from 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m., inside Ridgway University Center, outside of the secure dining area. This is an opportunity to sample RC beverages and receive free products. Students - be sure to try a sample today!

Submitted by Kim Winsett

* Newman Club welcomes all to open house

The school year is back in session which means more opportunities to grow in faith, friendship, and service! The Newman Club invites all students to gather at the Newman Center TODAY - Wednesday, August 23 - from 5:00-6:30 p.m. to welcome in new students and welcome back returning Newmanites. Food and drink will be provided. Best of luck to all on the start of a new school year, and see you today at 5:00 p.m.!

Submitted by Olivia Voegerl


Info You Should Know

* Parking information for UE commuter students and employees

The University has designated parking available for commuter students and employees throughout the campus. Parking passes are now available in the Office of Safety and Security for $50.

Designated parking lots are available in close proximity to campus buildings and are regulated by the Office of Safety and Security.

The parking guide, including the map of permitted lots, can be found at the following link:

Parking at Redeemer Lutheran Church

The Redeemer Lutheran Church which is located on the south side of Lincoln Avenue, has graciously made available its back parking lot for our campus community. Parking permits are not required to park in the Redeemer Lutheran Church lot.  

Parking in the adjacent neighborhoods

The University of Evansville is surrounded by residential neighborhoods and city parking is available on some of the adjacent streets next to the UE campus. Additional parking has been added by the city on Rotherwood Avenue.

Please be good citizens when parking in these residential areas and be mindful of the following:

- Watch your speed!  There is a lot of pedestrian traffic surrounding the campus

- Observe time limits for street parking

- Do not block driveways

- Parallel park appropriately so as not to block passing traffic

- Be mindful of littering

- Watch for children

All city parking is managed by the Evansville Police Department. Failure to abide by city laws and regulations may result in fines, towing, etc.  

* ESPN3 information session - Thursday, August 24

Do you like sports? Do you like video? Have you ever wanted to work for ESPN? If the answer is yes, please join us for the ESPN3 Information Session on Thursday, August 24, at 5:00 p.m. in Room 113 in Carson Center.

Paid positions are available both in front of and behind camera, and no prior experience is necessary. Anyone with questions should contact Tom Benson ( or Braden Pretzsch ( via e-mail.

* Women's tennis to hold walk-on tryouts

Purple Aces head women's tennis coach Jayson Wiseman has announced that the team will be holding walk-on tryouts for the 2017-18 season on Wednesday, September 6, and Thursday, September 7, at the Carson Center tennis courts

The tryouts will be at 6:00 p.m. on both days. Any female student who wishes to participate in the tryouts should contact Coach Wiseman via email prior to September 4 to complete the necessary paperwork. All who wish to tryout must also have completed a physical prior participation.

The required physical can be obtained on August 22 at 7:50 p.m. in Carson Center.

Coach Wiseman can be reached at

* UE Wind Ensemble auditions

Attention all wind and percussion players! Auditions for UE Wind Ensemble are planned for:

  • Wednesday, August 23, 7:30-9:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, August 24, 3:00-8:00 p.m.

Auditions will be in Krannert Hall of Fine Arts, Room 103. Please sign up for an audition on the UE Bands bulletin board, located across the hall from Room 103.

The UE Wind Ensemble audition will consist of prepared excerpts, two major scales (one in a flat key, one in a sharp key), chromatic scale (practical range of instrument), and sight reading.

You can find more Information on the ensembles webpage, or by contacting Kenneth Steinsultz at

* Call for UExplore research proposals

Students, please consider participating in the UExplore undergraduate research program this semester. The deadline for the Fall Semester student-generated proposals is Thursday, September 7. A digital copy (Word or PDF format) and 10 paper copies of your proposal are due in the Office of Academic Affairs to Paula Heldt before the end of the business day of the proposal deadline.

You can find information about the UExplore program and the proposal template on the UExplore website.

You can request up to $1,000 for hardware and services to support your proposed research project. Proposals from nearly every department on campus have been funded.

Submitted by Doug Stamps 

* Choir auditions this week

Choir placement auditions will be held on Monday, August 21; Tuesday, August 22; and Wednesday August 23. Come to Fine Arts Room 104B to sign up for a time. Auditions take about 10 minutes and you do not need to prepare any music in advance. UE has three choirs open to all students with a love of choral singing.

Contact director of choral activities Dennis Malfatti for more information at

Submitted by Dennis Malfatti

* Fitness Center new hours and fitness class schedule

The Fitness Center will start new hours of operation on Wednesday, August 23:

  • Monday through Friday, 6:30 a.m.-10:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, 11:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, 11:30 a.m.-9:00 p.m.

Fall fitness classes start Tuesday, September 5. These are FREE for all enrolled students, faculty, and staff. All fitness levels are welcome!

Planned classes include:
Body Blast (Activities Room) – This is a total body workout in a short amount of time, using bodyweight and dumbbells.

Bootcamp (Activities Room) - This is a combination of strength, cardio, muscle endurance, flexibility, core, and functional movement patterns. You get everything you need in one class.

Line Dancing (Activities Room) - Learn some of the latest line dances for your next party or special event. We’re line dancing to the “Wobble”, “Blurred Lines,” “Uptown Funk,” and of course we can’t leave out my favorite country line dance, “Good Time.”

Pickleball League (Court 2) - A fun sport that combines many elements of tennis, badminton, and ping-pong. All levels welcome!  Please sign up at the Fitness Center front desk

Yoga (Court 1) – This will help transform both your mind and body, ultimately helping you find an inner calmness/peace, enhance your balance and stability, and leave you feeling stronger and more centered.

Zumba (Court 1) - This fun and easy to follow cardio dance class combines high-energy and motivating Latin music with unique moves and combinations.

The fall fitness class schedule is:
Body Blast – Tuesday and Thursday from noon-1:00 p.m.

Bootcamp – Tuesday and Thursday from 5:00-6:00 p.m.

Line Dancing – Monday from 5:00-6:00 p.m.

Open swim - Monday-Friday from 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. and 7:00-9:00 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday from 3:00-5:00 p.m.

Pickleball – Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from noon-1:00 p.m.

Rockin’ Body DVD with Shaun T. - Mondays-Fridays from 7:00-8:00 a.m.

Yoga – Monday from 5:30-6:30 p.m. and Wednesday from noon-1:00 p.m. and 5:30-6:30 p.m.

Zumba – Tuesday and Thursday from 6:00-7:00 p.m.

Insanity and T25 are available for checkout

* Great on-campus job!

The Office of Annual Giving is looking for student callers for the fall Phonathon campaign. This is a paid position with flexible hours, mostly evening. Hourly pay starts at $8.25. Freshmen are encouraged to apply! If you are interested, please e-mail Erika Johnson at

Submitted by Erika Johnson

* UE Bookstore hours during the back-to-school rush

UE Bookstore hours during the back-to-school rush:

  • Saturday, August 19 – 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, August 20 – Noon-3:00 p.m.
  • Monday-Thursday, August 21-24 – 9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.

Submitted by Doug Gustwiller 

* University Symphony Orchestra and String Chamber Ensemble 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. All of the meetings will be in the Krannert Hall of Fine Arts. Come join us!

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

Submitted by Chun-Ming Chen

* UE Jazz Ensemble auditions

Jazz ensemble auditions for the UE Jazz Ensembles will take place on Wednesday, August 23, beginning at 7:00 p.m. The audition signup sheet will be posted on the door of professor of music Tim Zifer’s office, located in Room 144, Krannert Hall of Fine Arts.

You can see audition excerpts on the UE Department of Music’s ensemble web page.

If you have any questions you may e-mail Tim Zifer, associate professor of music, at Come swing with us!



* Edwards and Gordon publish research article

Dale Edwards and Noah Gordon along with Anne Steele (’13) from the Department of Biology had an article published in the current volume of the Journal of Parasitology. The paper titled “A Comparison of Helminth Faunas of Cope's Gray (Hyla chrysoscelis) and Green (Hyla cinerea) Treefrogs in Areas of Recent Niche Overlap” underscores the role of parasites in the successful range expansion of green treefrogs into native habitats of closely related gray treefrogs.


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