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Wednesday, August 23, 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.


What's Happening Today

* 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

* 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


Upcoming Events

* Catholic Mass - 1:00 p.m. Sunday at Neu Chapel

All are welcome to join in the Catholic mass to be held on Sunday, August 27, at 1:00 p.m. in Neu Chapel. Fr. Godfrey Mullen will be our celebrant. For more information, contact Olivia at

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.  

* Welcome from Chartwells

Please visit the link below to view “Welcome” information from Chartwells, your new campus food service provider. 

Chartwells Welcome Information

Thank you.

The Chartwells Team

* Drop and add online until midnight on Monday

Students may add and drop courses via self-service until midnight on Monday, August 28 (closed courses require instructor’s signature). Schedule changes can be made on Tuesday, August 29 until 5:00 p.m. in the registrar’s office. Any drops made after Tuesday will result in a W grade on the transcript.

Submitted by Lori Johnson

* Library tours

The Libraries are offering tours to introduce new and returning students to our awesome facility and services. Tours start at the Information Desk. Dates and times are below. And don't worry - reservations aren't necessary.

Friday, August 25 @ 2 pm
Saturday, August 26 @ 2 pm
Sunday, August 27 @ 4 & 8 pm
Monday, August 28 @ 4 & 8 pm
Tuesday, August 29 @ 4 & 8 pm

Submitted by Meg Atwater-Singer

* 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

* Discounted parking permits for UE license plate holders

Students, faculty, administrators, and staff who purchase the State of Indiana UE specialty license plate will receive a $25 discount off the UE parking permit fee for 2017-18.

If the vehicle registration is good through 2018, you pay $25 for a permit. Bring the vehicle registration form with you to the Office of Safety and Security. If the vehicle registration expires later in 2017, you pay $50. Once it is renewed, bring the vehicle registration form to Safety and Security for a credit of $25.

Permits are on sale in the Office of Safety and Security, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Vehicle registration and specialty plate purchase are handled through the state. Visit the BMV or purchase or renew a UE plate online at the BMV website.

If you have any questions, contact

* 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

* Now recruiting: Harlaxton Ambassadors

Are you a recent Harlaxton alumni who loves to share your experience with others? Or do you know a student who fits that description? The study abroad office is currently taking applications on its website for students who want to volunteer as Harlaxton Ambassadors to recruit, inform, and encourage Harlaxton applicants from partner schools.

As official representatives of Harlaxton, ambassadors will gain skills in recruitment, marketing, international education, and cross-cultural communication as well as the chance to share their experience and receive exclusive Harlaxton apparel. The time commitment is only around 1-2 hours per week, but the service you will provide Harlaxton and these new applicants will be invaluable.

To see more of the position description and apply, contact Kaylynn Carver at 812-488-2039 or

Submitted by Kaylynn Carver

* 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 

* 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!



* McGrath named preseason All-American

Senior midfielder Ian McGrath of the University of Evansville Men's Soccer team has been selected as a second-team preseason All-America selection by College Soccer News.

Following a junior campaign in 2016 that saw the New Lenox, Illinois, native lead the Aces with a team-high 11 goals and 24 points, McGrath was tabbed by College Soccer News as a second-team preseason all-America selection. The senior is one of just two Missouri Valley Conference men's soccer student-athletes to be named among the three preseason all-America teams, joining Loyola defender Grant Stoneman who was also named to the second team. 

The honor is the second of the preseason for McGrath, who was among 61 NCAA Division I men's soccer student-athletes selected to the Missouri Athletic Club's Hermann Trophy watch list earlier in the month. The Hermann Trophy is the highest individual award in college soccer and is presented annually to one male and one female student-athlete. The Hermann Trophy also serves as the official NSCAA Player of the Year award in Division I soccer.

McGrath is the first Purple Ace to be named to a preseason All-America team since 2014 when midfielder Faik Hajderovic was named to TopDrawerSoccer's preseason Best XI Third Team.

* Diane Brewer Named 2017 Arts Educator of the Year

Diane Brewer, professor of theatre and resident dramaturg at the University of Evansville, was recently named the 2017 Arts Educator of the Year at the annual Arts Council of Southwestern Indiana Mayor’s Arts Awards ceremony. The event was held Thursday, August 17.

Brewer, who teaches theatre history and dramatic criticism at UE, is a past recipient of the University’s Dean’s Teaching Awards. She admits that she requires a great deal from her students, both on stage and in the classroom. She finds that they more than meet her expectations.

“We hold our students to a high standard,” says Brewer, “and they love it. In fact, they want more.”

Brewer earned her BA from Tufts University and her PhD from UCLA. She has received a Certificate of Merit for Dramaturgy from the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival. Brewer is a member of the Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of the Americas and the Network of Ensemble Theatres.

She directs text-based as well as ensemble-generated productions. An avid supporter of new plays, she has developed new work not only at UE, but also at venues such as Primary Stages, the Tofte Lake Center, The New Harmony Project, the Utah Shakespearean Company Plays in Progress, and the Mark Taper Forum’s P.L.A.Y.

Her dramaturgy has earned published credits in Arlene Hutton’s See Rock City and Gulf View Drive. She regularly dramaturgs for award- winning playwright Mark Rigney, whose plays, including Acts of God and Bears, have been produced in 19 states and Canada.

She is a founding ensemble member and performer with In the Mix, an Evansville-based company dedicated to the collaborative development of new work. Her work as a director is a featured subject in Deaf Side Story: Deaf Sharks, Hearing Jets and a Classic American Musical.

Her developmental initiative has generated grants for playwriting, dramaturgy, and directing from the Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of the Americas, UE, and the Illinois Arts Council. Her published articles have appeared in The Dramaturgy Protocol, The Dramaturgy Sourcebook (vol. 4), Theatre Topics, PAJ: Performing Arts Journal, and HowlRound at the Center for Theater Commons.

* 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.

* Shelby presents paper

On Monday, August 14, Rob Shelby, assistant professor of sociology, convened a session on religious change at micro, meso, and macro level at the Annual Meetings of the Association for the Sociology of Religion in Montreal, Canada. Shelby also presented his paper, "The Spread of Modern Megachurches in the U.S. from 2005 to 2013."


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