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Thursday, August 24, 2017

Upcoming Events

* University Worship plus Tailgate Party

University worship will be held in Neu Chapel this Sunday (August 27) at 11:00 a.m. We will be considering how our faith communities are important to our lives and how traveling our faith journeys together makes us better persons of faith. After worship, we will have a tailgate party in Grabill Lounge with FREE Mediterranean food! All are welcome! Hope to see you there!

Submitted by Keith Turner kt160@evansville.edu

* 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 lk102@evansville.edu 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) lw161@evansville.edu or Lisa Kretz (ethics director) at lk102@evansville.edu.

Submitted by Lisa Kretz lk102@evansville.edu

* Fall health screenings

Fall wellness screenings will take place September 5, 6, and 7 from 7:00-11:00 a.m. in the Maikranz Gym in Carson Center. Earn HRA credits! Schedule your appointment on AceLink. Screenings require 8-12 hours of fasting. Water and black coffee can be consumed while fasting. Please contact ac375@evansville.edu if you have questions.

Submitted by Ashley Chipps ac375@evansville.edu

* 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 ov4@evansville.edu.

Submitted by Olivia Voegerl ov4@evansville.edu

Changemaker Corner

* Change Team Meetings Scheduled: ALL ARE WELCOME!

We have put together a Change Team consisting of faculty, staff, students, administrators, community members, and friends of the university who are passionate about promoting and supporting changemaking on campus, in our community, and in the world. The Change Team is open to anyone with the desire to participate. Meetings are scheduled for:

• The second Tuesday of each month from 11:00 to12:00 in LI 203
• The fourth Friday of each month from 12:00 to 12:55 in SB 170 

Our next meeting is today - Friday, August 25 - at Noon in SB 170. We hope to see you there!   

Stay tuned for more information about Changemaking in the Changemaker Corner of AceNotes. 

* What Exactly is a Changemaker?

Changemakers are people who see opportunities to improve the world around us and are motivated to act. They come from all ages, political orientations, ethnicities, nationalities, walks of life, majors, professions, etc. In fact, anyone can be a Changemaker, and at UE we are intent upon our role of being Changemaker makers! Changemakers at UE have initiated a bike share program in Evansville, offered financial planning to new parents, built houses in Nicaragua, developed composting programs at UE, worked with disillusioned youth in Cuba, offered support to recovering drug addicts in Guatemala, obtained grant funding for solar power in Evansville, developed community gardens, created “green infrastructures” to address environmental concerns in Evansville, offered pro-bono physical therapy services, developed anti-bullying games, tutored at-risk youth, offered countless hours of community service, and much more.    

Come to our next Change Team Meeting: Friday, August 25 at Noon in SB 170.
 

Info You Should Know

* Meal plan changes

Students are able to adjust their meal plans for the fall semester until Friday, September 1, at 5:00 p.m. Meal plans can be adjusted on WebAdvisor by selecting Meal Plan Selection in the students’ menu. Changes will be reflected the next business day.

Submitted by Brian Conner bc32@evansville.edu

* 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 lj71@evansville.edu

* 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 ma35@evansville.edu

* 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 (tb39@evansville.edu) or Braden Pretzsch (bp111@evansville.edu) 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 jw540@evansville.edu.

* 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: www.evansville.edu/safety/downloads/TrafficParkReg.

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.  

* 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 ks306@evansville.edu.

* 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 ds38@evansville.edu 

* 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

* 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 kc205@evansville.edu.

Submitted by Kaylynn Carver kc205@evansville.edu

* 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 dg57@evansville.edu 

Congratulations

* 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.

* Physician assistant program featured in PAEA networker publication

The physician assistant program at the University of Evansville has been featured in a profile on the PAEA website. PA program director and chair Michael Roscoe was interviewed for the article. You can read the article at paeaonline.org.

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