University of Evansville

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Wednesday, August 30, 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

* Fireside Chat in Grabill Lounge today

The campus community is invited to meet in Grabill Lounge today - Wednesday, August 30 - at 7:30 p.m. for a Fireside Chat. We will be discussing "Life's Maze, God's Mission, and Me: What is God Calling Me to Do?" This week, we will be focusing on what it means to be a part of God's mission for the world. There will also be FREE snacks! All are welcome! Hope to see you there!

Submitted by Keith Turner

* International House: Vietnam!

International House presentations will begin this evening - Wednesday, August 30 - at 7:00 p.m., upstairs in Ridgway University Center. This week, Thy Nguyen will be presenting on Vietnam. Come learn about another country and support your fellow students! Please contact Allie Whitacre ( or Hussam Taj ( with any questions.

Submitted by Alexis Whitacre

* 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


Upcoming Events

* Hurricane Harvey response campus call out meeting

There will be a Hurricane Harvey response call-out campus meeting Friday, September 1, at noon. The meeting will be in Grabill Lounge, located in the basement of Neu Chapel. With news of the devastation in Texas still coming in, we know this will be a long-term national relief effort. UE can support in a variety of ways in the coming days and weeks, so let's discuss a way to move forward! All those interested in being a part of the conversation are welcome to attend. The Center for Student Engagement is coordinating this meeting, but we hope to see partners from across campus take the lead.

Submitted by Jackie Luedtke

* Part-time job fair next week

Need a part-time job? Drop by and meet with area employers at the Part-Time Job Fair on Wednesday, September 6! The event is 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. on the first floor of Ridgway University Center. Business casual attire is recommended. Bring many copies of your résumé.

Submitted by Alison Morris-McDonald

* Law School Day-IU Bloomington

Exploring options to attend law school? The UE Center for Career Development is sponsoring free transportation to attend the largest law school fair in the U.S. Make plans today!

Indiana University Law Day at Bloomington, Indiana, is Thursday September 28, from 11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. There will be free transportation! A refundable deposit of $20 is required. Restrictions apply - see CCD website.

To sign up for the van and to register with CCD, go to the CCD’s graduate and professional webpage.

UE registration deadline is September 20.

More than 110 law school programs attended this event in 2016. This is the largest law school fair in the U.S.

For more information, go to the event’s website.

Submitted by Gene Wells 

* 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

* Panhellenic Preview Night

Panhellenic Preview Night is today - Thursday, August 31 - from 7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. We encourage all women interested in sorority life to visit the Panhellenic Suites, located at 2032 Lincoln Avenue. The suites are across from the Slice and routes from Ridgway to the suites will be chalked. This open house is a chance to meet sorority women, tour the suites, and learn more about recruitment. You do not have to be registered for recruitment to participate.

Submitted by Brittani Carroll

* 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

* 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.

* 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

* Fitness Center Labor Day weekend hours

During the Labor Day weekend, the Fitness Center will be open:

  • Saturday, September 2 from 11:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, September 3 from 11:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
  • Monday, September 4 from 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
* UE Catalysts for Change: new leadership and service student program

The Center for Student Engagement is proud to present UE Catalysts for Change, a new student program for participants to learn about leadership, service, social change, and ways to get involved in the UE Community. Catalysts is an 8-week program, with sessions on Thursdays, 6:00-7:30 p.m., and a day retreat on Saturday, September 29.

Please contact Jackie Luedtke ( or Melinda Daniels ( for more information.

You can find applications to the program online at

Applications are due Friday, September 1.

Submitted by Melinda Daniels

* Schedule change for Women's Soccer match with Illinois

The University of Evansville Women's Soccer team has made an alteration to its weekend schedule due to inclement weather in the forecast.

Originally scheduled for Friday at 1:30 p.m., the Purple Aces will now play the University of Illinois on Thursday at 5:00 p.m. at Arad McCutchan Stadium

* Title IX training link sent via Workplace Answers

On Tuesday, August 29, an e-mail from Workplace Answers was sent to the campus community. The email contained a link to a Title IX module training. The REQUIRED training is an educational opportunity to learn more about Title IX and how to report instances of sexual misconduct, harassment, and discrimination. Per the form letter located inside the module, Dr. Kazee delegated the training to all employees and students.

Please note: active shooter was added to the subject line by mistake.

The link will be available for the next 30 days. If you haven’t taken the training within two weeks, Workplace Answers will e-mail a reminder to you.

On average, the training takes 30-45 minutes. You can stop and start at your convenience. If you experience technical difficulty, please let Tracey Folden, assistant vice president of academic affairs, know via e-mail at She appreciates your cooperation and commitment to making UE a safe campus environment.

For questions contact Folden at 812-488-2509 or

Submitted by Tracey Folden

* New library research system unveiled

At the culmination of a three-month project, UE Libraries has begun the slow rollout of an updated library system and catalog. This is the first major change to the library system since 2001. It is called QUEST.

You can find out more about QUEST on its online site. The opening page explains what the new system offers campus researchers. We invite all library users to review the introductory information and to try out the new QUEST service.

Submitted by Robb M Waltner

* UE Bookstore closed for Labor Day weekend

The UE Bookstore will be closed Saturday through Monday for the Labor Day Weekend, September 2-4. Please plan your purchases accordingly. The store will close at 4:30 p.m. on Friday, September 1.

Submitted by Doug Gustwiller

* Dining service hours during extended Labor Day weekend

During the extended Labor Day Weekend, Dining Services will be in operation according to the following hours:


  • Café Court - 10:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m.
  • Rademacher’s Cafe - Closed
  • ACE’s Place -10:30 a.m.-10:00 p.m.
  • Koch Market - Closed


  • Café Court - 10:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m.
  • Rademacher’s Cafe - Closed.
  • ACE’s Place - 10:30 a.m.-10:00 p.m.
  • Koch Market- Closed


  • Café Court - 10:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m.
  • Rademacher’s Cafe - 3:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m.
  • ACE’s Place - 10:30 a.m.-10:00 p.m.
  • Koch Market - Closed
* Men's basketball manager needed (paid position)

Men's Basketball is looking for a manager to help with practice, games, and behind the scene duties. It is now a paid work study position with up to 20 hours per week. This job is for the fall and spring semesters! Please contact Chad Harmon at to inquire!

Submitted by Chad Harmon

* Fall health screenings

Sign up today and earn HRA credits for your yearly health screening on AceLink! Health Screenings will be offered on September 5, 6, and 7 from 7:00-11:00 a.m. in in the Maikranz Gym in Carson Center. Please remember that an 8-12 hour fast is recommended. Contact with questions.

Submitted by Ashley Chipps

* 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

* Writing Center opening soon

Welcome back, everyone! We will open the Writing Center on Monday, September 11, and our peer tutors look forward to working with you on all aspects of academic writing in all disciplines.

How to use the Writing Center:

  • The Writing Center will be open from Monday, September 11 to Wednesday, December 6.
  • Hours are Monday-Thursday, from noon–5:00 p.m. and 7:00– 9:00 p.m., and Friday, from 11:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.
  • The Writing Center is located in the Clifford Library, Room 153, on the circle next to the Koch Center for Engineering and Science.
  • The Writing Center’s Acelink webpage has many valuable resources including linked documents on citation and grammar.
  • The Writing Center’s Facebook page [UE Writing Center] also has writing links, vocabulary help, and other general academic writing support.

Making an appointment is really easy!

  • Go to:  Acelink…Areas…Writing Center…Appointments…Create an Appointment. Register for an account - or sign in if you have used the Writing Center before - and you can then access the center from any mobile device to schedule or cancel a session.
  • This website manages your appointments, cancellations, and reports. You will receive an email or text reminder before your appointment and your professor will receive feedback afterward from the tutor who worked with you.

How to prepare for your appointment:

  • Bring the assignment (writing prompt) or draft of your paper with you to your appointment.
  • Prepare questions ahead of time for your tutor so you can get the most out of a session. For example, “Can you help me to see if my thesis statement is clear?”
  • Plan to visit the Writing Center well in advance of an assignment due date. If you come in the day an assignment is due, you may not have enough time to make the revisions discussed during a session. Seems obvious, but…
  • Arrive a few minutes early for appointments and don’t be late. If another student is waiting, that student will be helped first if you are over five minutes late. 

Submitted by Gail Vignola

* 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

* 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

* 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

* 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, Keller sweep MVC Player of the Week honors

After pair of victories to open the regular season, the University of Evansville Men's Soccer team swept the Missouri Valley Conference Offensive and Defensive Player of the Week awards, it was announced in a release Tuesday afternoon.

Senior midfielder Ian McGrath was named MVC Offensive Player of the Week and senior goalkeeper Matthew Keller was selected as MVC Defensive Player of the Week.

McGrath, a native of New Lenox, Illinois, recorded two goals, both game-winners, and a pair of assists in the Aces' season-opening wins. In UE's 9-0 victory over Anderson, McGrath opened the match with a goal in the 11th minute before assisting on two other goals. On Sunday, the senior scored the lone goal of the match on a long-range shot from the midfield stripe. McGrath earned national recognition as his game-winner against Marshall was named the No. 8 play on SportsCenter's Top 10 Plays.

A native of Carmel, Indiana, Keller provided a steady force for the Aces in goal on the opening weekend of the season. Keller earned the victory against Anderson (Ind.) making one save in 55 minutes of action. Against Marshall, the senior held the Herd at bay, earning the win and making a pair of saves. The wins mark the fifth and sixth victories in Keller's Aces career.

The honors are Keller and McGrath's first weekly conference awards in their careers.

The Player of the Week awards are the first for the Aces since Zac Blaydes captured Offensive Player of the Week honors October 31, 2016.

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 7:30 p.m. Friday before challenging NIU at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday afternoon.

* Lax Earns Gold Badge in Coding through Smart Launch Tech

University of Evansville student Trevor Lax recently completed training in Smart Tech Launch – a coding program for liberal arts students. Independent Colleges of Indiana and Eleven Fifty Academy partnered to create Smart Launch Tech as a way to marry the technical skills of coding with the problem-solving approach of a liberal arts education.

Lax, who studies economics and cognitive science at UE, was among the first cohort of students from ICI private colleges to complete Smart Tech Launch’s inaugural program.

He and the other 14 students in the cohort learned the basics of HTML, CSS, and Java Script. They completed assignments demonstrating badge competencies and compiled an e-portfolio, presented at the end of the program. Each participant earned the industry- and state-recognized Gold Badge Certification from Eleven Fifty, located at Launch Fishers. 

In addition to coding, students were exposed to the wide range of career possibilities within the tech field, including project and marketing management, data analysis, compliance, security, and design. In addition to classroom instruction, the students made field trips to Indianapolis tech businesses, speaking with their leaders and employees and gaining exposure to the tech working environment and protocols.

Students also had the opportunity to interact with the Indy Tech Fellows, new graduates in a two-year Tech Point program to place talent with leading companies, fast tracking careers and contributing to the Indianapolis community.

ICI is a nonprofit association representing the 30 private, nonprofit colleges and universities in the Hoosier state. Eleven Fifty Academy, a nonprofit dedicated to producing technology and talent, provided the funding and in-kind services for this proof-of-concept pilot. Sustainability planning is now under way. 

* Professor Katie Mullins nominated for Best of the Net

Professor Katie Darby Mullins' story, "How to Become a Tiger," was nominated for a Best of the Net award by The Rumpus.

* 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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