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Thursday, August 31, 2017

* Do you know about Ace Alerts?

What is Ace Alerts?
Ace Alerts is the University of Evansville's emergency notification alert system. We have partnered with Rave Alerts as a resource to make sure you get emergency notification alerts in a timely manner when they need to be sent out. A test of the Ace Alerts emergency notification system will be conducted in the fall and spring semesters every year.

Ace Alerts is intended for the immediate transmission of specific information regarding an emergency to all affected areas of the University. It may include weather related information, school closing information, temporary unsafe conditions on campus, or other emergency situations requiring the securing or evacuation of the campus facilities.

How does it work?
Emergency information is sent to students, faculty and staff through activation of the Ace Alerts Emergency Notification System. When the ACE Alerts Emergency Notification System is activated, notification information is sent in the following manners: calls to campus IP phones, text messages, emails, campus housing speaker system, Visix digital signage( Campus Televisions), AlertUS desktop on campus owned computers, Ace Alerts Facebook page, www.facebook.com/ace alerts, and Ace Alerts Twitter page, Twitter@AceAlerts.

How can I register for Ace Alerts?
All current employees and students are automatically signed up for an e-mail alert and a text message alert if you have provided your cell phone number to the University. You can verify that you have included your cell phone by logging into Ace Alerts at https://www.getrave.com/login/evansville or going to the AceLink home page and click on the Ace Alerts System link.

If you are not registered with the Ace Alerts system, you can go to the AceLink home page and click on the Ace Alerts System link, or go to https://www.getrave.com/login/evansville and provide the requested information to register.

What's Happening Today

* The student organization fair is today!

The annual student organization fair is planned for today outside of Ridgway University Center from 4:00-6:00 p.m. Stop by and see the clubs and organization. Learn about what they do on campus and sign up for some of them.

Watch for weather-related location changes.

Submitted by Geoff Edwards ge21@evansville.edu

* 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 bc158@evansville.edu

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 jl295@evansville.edu

* Diversity Resource Center officially opens for student use

The Diversity Resource Center (or Diversity House) officially opens today - Tuesday, September 5 - for students to use. The Diversity Resource Center is meant to be a safe space for student to hang-out with friends, study, have meetings, watch television, or eat lunch for commuter students. ALL are welcome! The hours will be from 9:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. on Friday unless specially requested for use.

The Diversity Resource Center is located at 436 Weinbach Avenue, directly across from Hughes Hall and next to the Christian Fellowship House. The house has a purple door that is meant to welcome all ACES!

Submitted by LaNeeca Williams lw161@evansville.edu

* First meeting of UE Staff and Administrators Assembly - Sept. 6

Are you wondering what all the buzz is about the newly formed UE Staff and Administrators Assembly? Our first meeting will be held on Wednesday, September 6 at 9:00 a.m. in Eykamp Hall, Room 251, Ridgway University Center. If you are a staff member or an administrator on campus, you will want to attend this meeting. Come and learn what your university has in store for you this academic year. There will be a lot of important information addressed, including budget matters. Watch your e-mail for this meeting’s agenda. If you have any questions, please e-mail uesaa@evansville.edu.

* 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 am268@evansville.edu

* 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 gw5@evansville.edu 

* 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 ov4@evansville.edu.

Submitted by Olivia Voegerl ov4@evansville.edu

* Sunday Catholic Mass at 1:00 p.m.

All are welcome to join us at Mass on Sunday, September 3, at 1:00 p.m. in Neu Chapel. Fr. Chris Forler, a University of Evansville alum, will be our celebrant. For more information, contact ov4@evansville.edu.

Submitted by Olivia Voegerl ov4@evansville.edu

Info You Should Know

* Trebles Without a Cause auditions

Trebles Without a Cause is a comedic acapella group looking for new members of any age or gender. Whether you've sang in choirs for years or just sing for the joy of it, we encourage you to come and show us what you got!

Auditions will be held on Monday, September 4 at 5:00 p.m. in Hyde Hall, room 118. Each person auditioning should prepare 30-45 seconds of a popular song (unaccompanied, of course). Other than that, just be ready to have fun and go with the flow!

If you have any questions, contact Blake Elliott at be80@evansville.edu.

Submitted by Ryan DeHoff rd103@evansville.edu

* Need intern interested in diversity, inclusion. social justice programming

The University of Evansville’s Office of Diversity Initiatives is looking for a student who is interested in working in the NEW Diversity Resource Center as a student intern. The position provides an opportunity for students to use their growing skills sets from their prospective fields of study. They can apply those experiences to real world situations and tasks in a university setting.

The intern will focus on a variety of projects throughout the semester, learn aspects of diversity and inclusion specific to the interests of diversity programming and events for all UE students and the management of domestic students of color volunteers through the Fellow Scholars Program.

This intern will gain confidence in his or her ability to develop diversity and inclusion programs or events as well as help to manage the day-to-day business of the Diversity Resource Center.

The experience acquired during this academic year will be a stepping stone for students to move confidently into their desired field upon graduation. This position requires a student intern with leadership potential (i.e., strong communication skills, responsible, dependable, stout work ethic, mature, a team player, and respectful of differences).

If interested please contact LaNeeca Williams, chief diversity officer, at lw161@evansville.edu or at 812-488-2413.

Submitted by LaNeeca Williams lw161@evansville.edu 

* Interested in the Peace Corps?

Register for a virtual workshop conducted by the Peace Corps to be held Tuesday, September 5, 2:00-3:00 p.m. (Central Time.) Register at this site: https://www.peacecorps.gov/events/application-workshop-201795/.

Want more information? Visit https://www.peacecorps.gov/.

Need help with your after graduation plans? Schedule an appointment with the Center for Career Development: https://calendly.com/ueccd

The Center for Career Development is located on the second floor of Ridgway University Center. The phone number is 812.488.1083 and the e-mail address is career@evansville.edu.

* 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 (jl295@evansville.edu) or Melinda Daniels (md212@evansville.edu) for more information.

You can find applications to the program online at https://form.jotform.us/md212/catalysts.

Applications are due Friday, September 1.

Submitted by Melinda Daniels md212@evansville.edu

* 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 tf91@evansville.edu. She appreciates your cooperation and commitment to making UE a safe campus environment.

For questions contact Folden at 812-488-2509 or tf91@evansville.edu.

Submitted by Tracey Folden tf91@evansville.edu

* 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 rw3@evansville.edu

* 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 dg57@evansville.edu

* Interested in traveling to Mexico this summer?

Spend 10 days in Mexico learning about Mexico’s school systems by visiting local schools and visiting the University of the Yucatan in Mérida, Mexico. Furthermore, have the opportunity to step out of the classroom and put your Spanish speaking skills to the test by immersing yourself in the rich Mayan and colonial Mexican heritage in the vibrant capital of the Mexican state Yucatán, Mérida. Also, see firsthand the beauty that the vast history of the Yucatecan Peninsula has to offer by visiting local museums, swimming in the crystal clear waters of the Gulf of Mexico, hiking through ancient Mayan ruins, or exploring some of the world’s most pristine cave systems!

Interested? Contact George Iber, associate professor of education, about the exciting itinerary he is planning!

Questions? Contact Amara Stuehling at as760@evansville.edu about how to apply.

Submitted by Amara Stuehling as760@evansville.edu

* Interested in traveling to Guatemala in May 2018?

Spend your summer in Guatemala participating Mission Guatemala, a non-profit organization founded by Tom Heaton of Evansville, Indiana. This organization is affiliated with the United Methodist Church. Based on the needs of Mission Guatemala and the interest and skills of the UE faculty and students involved, the projects for the program will focus on training educators in rural Guatemala on how to incorporate art, health, and other topics into their classes.

You will enroll in GAP 320 in the spring and travel to Guatemala in May with the class.

For more information and cost of the program, contact Amara Stuehling at as760@evansville.edu or 812-488-1085.

Submitted by Amara Stuehling as760@evansville.edu

* Interested in traveling to Cuba over spring break?

Spend your spring break in Cuba working with Cuba Skate, a non-profit organization engaging in skate diplomacy and fostering a constructive environment for Cuban youth. Projects may entail work in art, sports, social media, business, education, and more. This is a unique opportunity to learn about a fascinating and beautiful country that few Americans have been able to visit. See the sights, meet families, taste the cuisine, learn to dance the salsa, and most importantly make a difference for youth in Cuba.

You will enroll in GAP 320 in the spring and travel to Cuba during spring break with the class. For more information and cost of the program, contact Amara Stuehling at as760@evansville.edu or 812-488-1085.

Submitted by Amara Stuehling as760@evansville.edu

* Student package notification reminder

Students anticipating package deliveries should monitor their e-mails and text messages from UE distribution services/mail services (DS/MS) before coming to pick up packages at DS/MS (which is located in the General Services Building.) DS/MS sends notifications to students for every package received. Students may receive premature delivery notifications from vendors before their packages are received in DS/MS. Students are encouraged to wait until they receive an e-mail and/or text package notification from DS/MS (to ensure the package has been delivered) before coming to DS/MS for package pickup.

For package related questions, contact Kim Winsett at kw83@evansville.edu or ext. 2940.

Submitted by Kim Winsett kw83@evansville.edu

* 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:

Saturday

  • 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

Sunday

  • 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

Monday

  • 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 ch121@evansville.edu to inquire!

Submitted by Chad Harmon ch121@evansville.edu

* 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 ac375@evansville.edu with questions.

Submitted by Ashley Chipps ac375@evansville.edu

* 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 gv15@evansville.edu

* 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 ac408@evansville.edu

* 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

* 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 alumni@evansville.edu

* 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 ej51@evansville.edu.

Submitted by Erika Johnson ej51@evansville.edu

Congratulations

* McGrath named MVC Scholar-Athlete of the Week

With a pair of game-winning goals and two assists, University of Evansville senior midfielder Ian McGrath was named the Missouri Valley Conference Scholar-Athlete of the Week on Wednesday.

Sporting a 3.352 GPA as an exercise science major, McGrath helped lead the Aces to two 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.

The honor is the first weekly Scholar-Athlete award of McGrath's career, who was named to the MVC Scholar-Athlete team and received NSCAA Scholar All-America honors last season.

To qualify for Missouri Valley Conference Scholar-Athlete of the Week laurels, student-athletes must carry a cumulative grade-point average of 3.20, completed at least one academic year at a Valley institution and must be at least a sophomore in academic standing.

Redshirt freshmen and first-year junior college transfers are not eligible. In addition to the academic qualifications, student-athletes will be evaluated on their athletic performance for a one-week period.

* Yazdanparast presents panel session at conference

Atefeh Yazdanparast, UE assistant professor of marketing and Mead Johnson Endowed Chair in Business, recently presented a panel session at the American Marketing Association summer conference in San Francisco. The session focused on tips and techniques in teaching digital marketing. You can watch a clip of Yazdanparast’s presentation on the American Marketing Association summer conference web page at https://stukent.wistia.com/medias/lfy360ihgp?wtime=0.

* 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.

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