University of Evansville

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Monday, August 28, 2017

* Labor Day notice

This Labor Day, Monday, September 4, the University will be closed so that our students and employees can enjoy the day with their families and friends.


What's Happening Today

* Health Professions Club to meet today

The mission of Health Professions Club is to provide insight into the interdisciplinary nature of the medical field to better prepare students to work collaboratively as a part of a health care team. The first informational meeting will be held today - August 28 - at 5:00 p.m. in Graves 100. At that time, we will have official sign-ups and make you aware of upcoming events and club expectations. If you have any questions, concerns, or cannot make it to the meeting, you can e-mail Alyssa Koberstein at

Submitted by Alyssa Koberstein


Upcoming Events

* Graduate School Expo at IUPUI

Want to learn more about graduate school? Attend the FREE and annual Expo at IUPUI on September 21 in Indianapolis. More than 85 programs attended this event in 2016

UE registration deadline for the event is: September 13.

Free transportation and overnight stay plus meals. Refundable deposit of $20 is required.

Restrictions apply - see the CCD website.

For more information about the fair and registration, go to this website:

To sign up for the van and hotel and to register with CCD on the Career Center’s graduate/professional school webpage at

Need assistance with your graduate school, internship or employment planning? Contact the Center for Career Development at its scheduling page:

Sponsored by the Center for Career Development:

Submitted by Gene Wells

* FREE Big 10+ Graduate School Expo

Going to graduate school in a STEM or quantitative field or health professional program? Attend for FREE, one of the best graduate school fairs in the country! The Big Ten+ Graduate School Expo at Purdue University is September 24 and 25. More than 110 programs attended this event in 2016, including Harvard, Stanford, University of Chicago, Vanderbilt and Duke.

Free transportation/registration fee and overnight stay. A refundable deposit of $20 is required. Restrictions apply - see the CCD website.

You can find out more about the fair and mandatory registration on the website

CCD reimburses the registration fee of $45.

To sign up for van and hotel, and to register with CCD, go to the UE Career Center's graduate and professional school webpage at

UE registration deadline for this event is September 11.

Need assistance with your graduate school, internship or employment planning? Contact the Center for Career Development at

Sponsored by the Center for Career Development:

Submitted by Gene Wells

* This Week in Music: IMEA Symposium, August 31

The Indiana Music Education Association (IMEA) will be hosting the Southern Indiana Symposium & Clinic, a full-bodied professional development event for educators, at the University of Evansville. This year’s event will take place on Thursday, August 31 and offer sessions for all levels of music educators in band, orchestra, choral and general music. Featured sessions include “Bring Your Men”, a choral/vocal workshop bringing middle school and high school male choral singers to campus to work with Dan Anderson of Anderson University and author of choral methods published by Hal Leonard. Additional clinicians leading sessions for choral educators are Angela Hampton and David Stone.

Joani Brandon, music education faculty member at Anderson University, will be leading general music sessions including Folk Songs and Dances from around the World, First Steps of Music and Music Activities for Early Elementary, Exploring Conversational Solfege and Songs and Games for Music Literacy, Drumming in the Classroom-Activities that Work!, and Circle the State with Song Reading Session/working with Elementary School aged voices.

Instrumental music sessions for band feature masterclasses by University of Evansville faculty on woodwind, brass and percussion instruments. Orchestra sessions include: Setting up Instruments for Success, Emergency Repair Strategies, What to do When: Before the Method Book, Athletes with Instruments- Movement in String Playing, Being Resourceful: Pedagogy from the Best in the Field.

Featured clinicians for the orchestra sessions are Sheryl Schuster, fine arts specialist, orchestra, coordinator, The Spark Project and director, EVSC Middle and High School Honors Orchestra, Carol Dallinger, professor of violin/viola at the University of Evansville, coordinator, UE Suzuki Violin Program and violin teacher trainer for the Suzuki Association of the Americas, and John Rihani, string specialist at Paige’s Music, Indianapolis.

The Symposium will take place in Krannert Fine Arts Building beginning with registration at 8:00 a.m. and concluding at 4:00 p.m. This event is open to both IMEA members as well as non-members. For more information go to:

Submitted by James Sullivan

* Crescent Magazine information meeting today

Find out how you can become a member of the Crescent Magazine staff by attending an information meeting at 4:30 p.m., TODAY - Tuesday, August 29 - in the student publications office, second floor of the Ridgway University Center. The magazine is looking for writers, a copy editor, photographers, social media coordinators, and an event planner. No experience necessary. Academic credit experiences. Can't make the meeting — e-mail for more information.

Submitted by Tracy Maurer

* 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.

* 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 if you have questions.

Submitted by Ashley Chipps

* Burgers at 5:00 p.m. at Newman Center today!

The Newman Club is having its annual cookout today - Wednesday, August 30 - from 5-6:30 p.m. We will be grilling out hotdogs and hamburgers and having dessert! Students and faculty invited! Be sure to bring a friend and an empty stomach. The Newman Center is at the corner of Lincoln and Frederick across from the Koch Center for Engineering Science. For more information, contact

Submitted by Olivia Voegerl

* Thursday Catholic Mass at 8:00 p.m.

Catholic Mass will be offered on Thursday, August 31, at 8:00 p.m. in Neu Chapel. All are welcome to join! If interested in participating at Mass, contact

Submitted by Olivia Voegerl


Info You Should Know

* President's Club parking decals are non-transferable

President’s Club parking decals are provided only to members of our President’s Club. President’s Club parking decals are non-transferable. A list of President’s Club members is provided to Safety and Security on a monthly basis. If you would like to join the President’s Club with a gift to UE of $1,000 or more or join the Senior Class President’s Club with a gift of $100, please contact the Office of Annual Giving at ext. 2021 or

Submitted by Jennifer Jacobs

* Spanish proficiency exam

The alternate Spanish proficiency exam will be held today - Monday, August 28 - in Room 68 in the Schroeder School of Business Building and Room 201 in Hyde Hall from 5:00-6:30 p.m. If you placed into Spanish 211 or higher and do not wish to continue with Spanish at UE, please e-mail to sign up for the exam.

We will also be offering the exam on Tuesday, August 29, from 4:30-6:00 p.m. in Room 68 in the Schroeder School of Business Building and Room 201 in Hyde Hall. Please e-mail to sign up for this exam.

Submitted by Lesley Pleasant

* Health Center closed on Labor Day

The Health Center will be closed on Monday, September 4, in observance of Labor Day. If urgent assistance is needed, please call 888-492-8722.

The UE Employee clinic will reopen Tuesday, September 5, at 7:00 a.m., and regular business hours for the Student Health Center will resume Tuesday, September 5, at 8:00 a.m.

Submitted by Ashley Craig

* 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

* 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

* 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

* Distribution services mail/parcel reminder

Just a friendly reminder, as the start of fall semester is upon us, UE distribution services only receives and processes mail and packages that are UE business related. Distribution services does not accept personal packages and mail for UE employees from carriers. For liability reasons, employees should have personal mail and packages delivered to their home address.

Submitted by Kim Winsett

* Scam alert - copiers/printers

Individuals on campus are again randomly receiving scam calls from individuals requesting departmental printer and/or copier information (model or serial numbers, cartridge numbers, etc.). Keep in mind, UE current printer/copier vendors already have access to UE equipment and supply information and will NEVER call departments requesting any information. In some cases, scammers are calling for individuals by name, saying that they need copier/printer information for repair purposes and/or special toner pricing.

A scammer's intent is to obtain information and to bill the University. PLEASE DO NOT GIVE THEM ANY INFORMATION. Simply tell the caller that you are not authorized to provide information or order copier supplies and refer them to the Office of Administrative Services. Usually this quickly ends the conversation.

If you receive a scam call, please report it to Kim Winsett, Office of Administrative Services, at ext. 2940.

Submitted by Kim Winsett

* USPS closed – Labor Day

This is a reminder that UE and the United States Postal Service will be closed in observance of Labor Day, Monday, September 4. Outgoing mail picked up by UE distribution services/mail services from UE areas on Friday afternoon, September 1, will be transported to Data Mail to be metered and processed that afternoon. For mailing questions, contact Mail Services at ext. 2197.

Submitted by Kim Winsett 



* McGrath's stunner leads Aces past Marshall

Senior Ian McGrath's extraordinary goal from 50 yards out in the 39th minute proved to be the difference as the University of Evansville Men's Soccer team grabbed a 1-0 victory over Marshall University on Sunday afternoon in Huntington, West Virginia.

Evansville opened the match aggressively as the Purple Aces fired three shots in the first 30 minutes while holding the Thundering Herd without a shot.

In the 39th minute, McGrath surveyed the back line for the Herd and noticed the Marshall keeper off his line. McGrath launched a shot from nearly 50 yards out that soared over the keeper and into the net to provide the Aces with a 1-0 lead.

Opening the second half, Marshall responded with a more successful attack as the Herd fired three shots in the first 15 minutes of the second frame, but Aces senior goalkeeper Matthew Keller continued to maintain his clean sheet.

Marshall out-shot UE, 6-2, in the second half, but Keller turned away the lone shot on-goal as the Aces captured the 1-0 victory.

"It was a great team effort today. The guys did a great job of executing the game plan we put in place," said head coach Marshall Ray "It was a wonderful strike by Ian McGrath for the goal and we held while on the road in tough conditions to get the win. It's a building block for us and we're looking forward to getting back on the training pitch and we have a lot to work on from the video and get prepared for our two matches next weekend at home."

McGrath and Williams led the way with three shots each, both with one on-goal. Keller made a pair of saves and picked up his second win of the season and third shutout of his career.

The Aces return home for the ProRehab Aces Soccer Classic on Friday and Sunday at Arad McCutchan Stadium. The classic features UE, Bradley, Northern Illinois, and Milwaukee. The Aces take on Milwaukee at 7:00 p.m. Friday before challenging NIU at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday afternoon.

* Women's soccer captures road victory at Fort Wayne. 2-1

In its first road match of the regular season, the University of Evansville Women's Soccer team scored a pair of second half goals in route to a 2-1 victory over Fort Wayne on Sunday afternoon in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

The first half featured 11 total shots with the Aces owning a 7-4 advantage in the opening 45 minutes.

Just two minutes into the second half, freshman Jayme-Lee Hunter received a pass from junior Molly Lear just beyond the box and fired a shot past the keeper to provide the Aces with a 1-0 advantage.

UE added a second goal in the 68th minute as a deflected ball off a Mastodon defender fell to the feet of senior Montana Portenier at the top of the box. Portenier gathered the ball and launched a rocket into the back of the net for a 2-0 Aces' lead.

Fort Wayne got back within a goal in the 74th minute as the Mastodons' Kendall Quinn found the top left corner.

As Fort Wayne looked to find the equalizer late in the contest, UE held the Mastodons to just one shot in the final 16 minutes as the Aces captured the 2-1 win.

"I thought the team came out today with an attitude to compete and win," said head coach Krista McKendree. "Sunday games are about gutting it out and we have the ability to do that. I'm glad they were rewarded with two good goals today."

Portenier led the way for UE with three total shots and a goal in the victory. Between the posts, freshman Michaela Till made four saves in 90 minutes of action, earning her second collegiate victory.

UE and Fort Wayne each finished with 10 shots in the match with the Aces holding a 6-5 advantage in shots on-goal.

The Aces return home to take on Illinois on Friday afternoon at 1:30 p.m. at Arad McCutchan Stadium before traveling to take on Western Kentucky on Sunday at 6 p.m. in Bowling Green, Kentucky.

* Volleyball wins Leatherneck Invitational

For the first time since the 2011 season, the University of Evansville Volleyball team has started the season with a 3-0 record after the Purple Aces defeated Western Illinois, 3-2, to win the Leatherneck Invitational.

Evansville is 3-0 with wins over Western Illinois, Manhattan, and Chicago State. Cathy Schreiber was named the tournament MVP while Cassie Brooks and Rocio Fortuny earned spots on the All-Tournament Team.

“I am very proud of this team,” UE head coach Manolo Concepcion said. “Everyone was involved and fully invested in every single point throughout the weekend. All of them contributed, compensating one for the other when needed.”

In the nightcap, the Purple Aces defeated the host Leathernecks in a 5-set thriller. Rachel Tam notched 15 kills while Cathy Schreiber had 13 and Rocio Fortuny totaled 11. Allana McInnis and Taylor Jones recorded 24 and 20 assists, respectively while Cassie Brooks and Gabriela Dos Santos had things covered defensively. Brooks had 27 digs while Dos Santos notched 21.

Emma Norris led the way for WIU with 19 kills while Jaime Johnson led everyone with 36 assists.
The Leathernecks took a 10-7 lead in game one before the Aces used a 9-3 run to go up 15-13. Western got within a tally at 20-19 before the Aces finished it off with five in a row, three being kills. McInnis notched a service ace to finish off the set. Following a 25-14 Leatherneck win in the second game, UE regained the edge in the third. Brooks did the serving as UE jumped out to a 7-0 lead with Tam posting two kills in the run. UE never let up, taking a 25-17 victory.

WIU forced a fifth and deciding set as they finished the fourth frame on a 7-4 run to win by a 25-22 final.  Taylor Jones started it off with strong serving to give the Aces a 4-0 lead. Western Illinois fought back to make it a 4-4 score before taking their first lead at 11-10. That would be their only lead. With the score tied at 13-13, the Aces forced two WIU errors to clinch the match with a 15-13 win.

“Ball control and consistent game management from both setters were the key of the weekend,” Concepcion explained. “Our middles stepping up in the net in pressure moments of the game was also important.”

Earlier in the day, Rachel Tam posted 16 kills as UE swept Manhattan, 3-0, in the second game of the tournament.

Tam fell just three kills short of her career-best 19 kills from last season. She also finished with 13 digs.  Cathy Schreiber, Gabriela Dos Santos and Rocio Fortuny recorded eight kills apiece. Allana McInnis led all players with 37 assists and Cassie Brooks was solid on defense, finishing with 18 kills.

UE opened the game with an impressive 25-7 performance in the first set before wrapping up the match with finals of 25-17 and 25-23 in the third. Next weekend, the Aces are in Cape Girardeau, Missouri, for three matches on the campus of Southeast Missouri State.

* Pouliot presents paper on contemporary arts and Bronte biography

Amber Pouliot, British Studies professor at Harlaxton, recently presented a paper on contemporary arts and Bronte biography at the British Association for Victorian Studies annual conference at Bishop Grosseteste.


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