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Friday, September 1, 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.

* 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.

Upcoming Events

* 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.

* Fall Faculty Gala Concert is today

The Department of Music kicks off the academic year and this year’s First Tuesday Concert Series with the annual Fall Faculty Gala. The concert will take place in Wheeler Concert Hall in the Krannert Fine Arts building TODAY - Tuesday, September 5 - at 7:30 p.m. The concert will showcase the full music department faculty, including the Eykamp String Quartet and the Harlaxton Woodwind Quintet, in the performance of several solo and small ensemble pieces, ranging from the 18th century to the present.

The concert is free and open to the public, as are all Tuesday night faculty recitals throughout the year.

Submitted by James Sullivan js820@evansville.edu

* Susan G. Komen registration blitz!

The Susan G. Komen organization will be present on campus today in Ridgway University Center by Cafe Court from 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. The group will be helping with registration for Race for the Cure! UE has a team so stop by to be on that team, to create a new team whether it's for your organization or just a group of friends, or just register individually. It's only $30 to register as a participant. It does not cost money to register a team. If you register at the table, you will be entered into a drawing to win a prize! They will take cash, check and credit cards. Let's fight breast cancer together.

Submitted by Cassie Peterson cp156@evansville.edu

* Volleyball looks to continue strong start

Starting today, the University of Evansville Volleyball team will look to expand upon a 3-0 start to the season as they head to Cape Girardeau, Missouri, for the Redhawks Invitational.

UE started the tournament today at 10:00 a.m. against Arkansas-Pine Bluff. They will then take on Morgan State at 4:30 p.m.  They complete the weekend on Saturday with a 2:00 p.m. match against Southeast Missouri State.

For the first time since 2011, the Purple Aces stand at 3-0 following a perfect weekend of action at the Leatherneck Invitational. Evansville defeated Chicago State, Manhattan and Western Illinois en route to the tournament championship. Cathy Schreiber was the MVP of the tournament while Cassie Brooks and Rocio Fortuny made the All-Tournament Team. The Aces defense averaged 22.17 digs per set in the tournament and rank second in the nation following the opening weekend.

Schreiber was the MVP of the Leatherneck Invitational as she averaged 2.92 kills per set to lead the Purple Aces to a 3-0 weekend. She opened the year with 14 kills in the win over Chicago State, hitting .393. Schreiber posted another efficient effort in a 3-0 sweep of Manhattan as she notched eight kills in 14 attempts with no errors, hitting .571 in the effort.  In the 5-set win over Western Illinois, she notched 13 kills. Over the weekend, she had a total of 35 kills in 77 tries.  She also had seven total blocks and hit .377.

In her first weekend of college action, Brooks posted one of the top defensive weekends in the MVC. She notched an average of 6.17 digs over 12 sets in the opening weekend of play. Brooks got off to a great start against Chicago State, notching 29 digs along with the first service ace of her career. She followed that up with 18 digs versus the Jaspers in three sets of work before chipping in 27 over five frames in the win over WIU. Her 6.17 digs per set ranks fourth in the league. She was named to the All-Tournament Team for her efforts.

Allana McInnis had a nice start to her freshman campaign in the season-opening Leatherneck Invitational. In 11 sets of work, McInnis posted 9.91 assists per set, ranking fourth in the conference. She came out on fire versus Chicago State, notching 48 assists to go along with seven digs, six block assists and four kills. Another impressive effort was shown against Manhattan. In three frames, McInnis notched 37 helpers, three digs and three more block assists. She wrapped up the weekend with 24 assists and eight digs in the win over Western Illinois.

UE’s top offensive weapon over the weekend was Rachel Tam, who helped in all facets of the game.  Tam led the squad with a total of 41 kills, averaging 3.42 per set. She had at least 10 kills in each match over the weekend. After starting off the year with 10 against Chicago State, she posted 16 versus Manhattan and 15 against Western Illinois.

Arkansas Pine Bluff traveled to Tampa last weekend for the USF Invitational. They went 0-3, but played some of the top competition in the country including LSU, South Florida and Northwestern. They rebounded on Tuesday with a 3-0 win versus Central Baptist College. Kendalle Howard and Kaitlyn Hapke had eight kills apiece in the win.

Playing in the Spartan Demon Deacon Classic hosted by Wake Forest last weekend, Morgan State began its 2017 slate with a 0-3 mark. The Bears fell to host Wake Forest in the opener while also taking on UNC Greensboro and Massachusetts Lowell. Cristen Coryatt led the way with 27 kills in the three matches while Keana Browne recorded 25.

In the weekend finale on Saturday, the Aces face off against Southeast Missouri State. The Redhawks went 1-2 in their opening tournament last weekend in New Orleans. They defeated Alcorn State while dropping decisions against Fordham and New Orleans. Mikayla Kuhlmann had a solid weekend for SEMO, pacing the offense with a total of 30 kills. Nzingha Clarke finished with 21.

* 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

* Sorority formal recruitment

Panhellenic Sorority Recruitment is planned starting today - Wednesday, September 6 - through Saturday, September 9 at the Panhellenic Suites. Bid Day celebrations will be Sunday, September 10 at 2:00 p.m. on the East Terrace Lawn. On September 5, there will be an information session for everyone who has registered for formal recruitment. Remember to register by Monday, September 4! Payment options include: credit/debit card, cash or check. Please be sure to have all money turned in to Cait East-Hutson by September 5 by 12:00 p.m. Recruitment counselors will be in Ridgway University Center until Friday, September 1 at 1:00 p.m. to answer any questions and help with the registration process.

Submitted by Tara Yager ty24@evansville.edu

* Today: Hurricane Harvey response campus call out meeting

There will be a Hurricane Harvey response call-out campus meeting today at noon 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

* UE Andiron Lecture Series Begins October 4

The University of Evansville’s 2017-18 Andiron Lectures in Liberal Arts and Sciences series begins Wednesday, October 4. Atefeh Yazdanparast, UE assistant professor of marketing and Mead Johnson Endowed Chair in Business, will be discussing “Advertising and Pseudo-Culture: An Analysis of Changing Women’s Portrayal as Reflected in Magazine Advertisements.”

Andiron lectures are free and open to the public and begin at 4:00 p.m. in Eykamp Hall, Room 252, Ridgway University Center.

Yazdanparast earned a PhD in marketing from the University of North Texas, and has a Master of Science degree in marketing and a Bachelor of Science degree in food science and engineering. She is chair of the American Marketing Association’s Marketing for Higher Education Special Interest Group. She has received the University of Evansville Class of 1961 Faculty Fellowship Award and the Global Scholar Award. Yazdanparast has also received the Schroeder School of Business Dean’s Research Award twice.

Her research is focused on consumer decision making and value co-creation, and has been published in journals such as the Journal of Consumer Psychology, Psychology & Marketing, Journal of Consumer Behavior, and the Journal of Consumer Marketing.

Other lectures in this year’s Andiron series include:

Wednesday, November 1, 2017: Bill Hemminger, UE professor emeritus in the Department of English at UE, will discuss “Morality and the Distribution of Wealth.”

Wednesday, December 6, 2017: Mohammad K. Azarian, UE professor of mathematics, will discuss “Star Power: Medieval Muslim Polymath Jamshid Kashani.

Wednesday, February 7, 2018: Kristalyn Marie Shefveland, associate professor of history at the University of Southern Indiana, will discuss “Settler Memory of Indigenous Florida.”

Wednesday, March 14, 2018: Kristina L. Hochwender, UE associate professor of English, will discuss “Child’s Play: Amusement and Reform in Annie Fellows Johnston’s Two Little Knights of Kentucky.”

Wednesday, April 4, 2018: Robert Shelby, UE assistant professor of sociology, will discuss “Modern American Megachurches – Kaiju Religion?”

For more information, call Annette Parks at 812-488-1070 or the William L. Ridgway College of Arts and Sciences at 812-488-2589.

* 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

* KJ Riley joins UE Men's Basketball team

K.J. (Kelvin) Riley has joined the University of Evansville Men’s Basketball, Purple Aces head coach Marty Simmons has announced.

Riley, who attended Howard College (Texas) last season, will be a sophomore guard this season.

“K.J. is a long, athletic, versatile guard who can play multiple positions,” Simmons said. “He has good court vision and is a great defender.”

“He is a great student and a terrific young man; he is a good addition to this program in all areas,” Simmons added.

Last season at Howard, Riley averaged 7.9 points per game to go along with 4.6 rebounds and 3.1 assists per contest. 

Measuring in at 6-5, Riley is a native of the Bronx, New York.

* University Worship following Labor Day holiday schedule this Sunday

University Worship will break for the Labor Day holiday weekend this Sunday, September 3. Please be safe if you are traveling! In lieu of Sunday morning worship, there will be an evening candlelight worship service at 8:15 p.m. in Neu Chapel on Wednesday, August 6 following Fireside Chat. All are welcome!

Submitted by Keith Turner kt160@evansville.edu 

* Friendship families needed for international students

UE faculty, staff, and friends - are you interested in exposing your family to new cultures while offering a new UE international student support and friendship in Evansville? Consider joining the Office of Cultural Engagement and International Services' UE Global Friends and Families program! We make short and long-term matches for UE undergraduates and exchange students who want to learn about American culture with the help of a local family. Participating is easy - your international student match can join your family at youth sporting events, cookouts, family events, or even just come over for a home cooked meal and family game night. If this interests you, complete our family interest form or contact Megan Sicard at ms331@evansville.edu or ext. 2280 for more information!

Submitted by Megan Sicard ms331@evansville.edu

* 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

* Sign up for Spanish proficiency test for next semester

If you were unable to attend one of the three sessions of the Spanish proficiency test offered this semester, we will be administering the test again at the start of next semester. Please e-mail associate professor Lesley Pleasant at lp84@evansville.edu if you intend on taking the test.

Submitted by Lesley Pleasant lp84@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

* 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

* 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

* 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

* 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

* 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 kw83@evansville.edu 

Congratulations

* Clark Kimberling has research published

University of Evansville professor of mathematics Clark Kimberling is co-author, with Christian Ballot (France) and Peter Moses (England), of "Linear Recurrences Originating from Polynomial Trees," in the Proceedings of the 17th International Conference on Fibonacci Numbers and Their Applications.

The conference was held at the University of Caen in Caen, France, during June and July, 2016. Kimberling also led the Problem Proposals session, including twelve research proposals by mathematicians who attended the conference.

* 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.

* 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.

Changemaker Corner

* New UE Latin dance performance team forming

A new UE Latin dance performance team is being formed. This team will learn Latin and ballroom formations, coached by Erin Lewis at the Institute for Global Enterprise and outside Dancesport experts. The team will perform at local festivals and venues, but will also teach their routines to local elementary students and perform with them. In addition, the team will visit senior centers and work with dementia patients on basic choreography to improve motor function. No experience necessary. If interested in joining, contact Erin at EL131@evansville.edu.

Submitted by Cindy Kelley ck116@evansville.edu 

* Creativity Workshop on Saturday, September 16

Scott Sherman, co-founder of the Transformative Action Institute and internationally-renowned speaker on creativity and social innovation, returns to UE to present a FREE creativity workshop on Saturday, September 16. The morning session, Unleashing Your Creativity (10:00 a.m.-noon), is open to everyone on and off campus and will feature fun and interactive exercises that will teach you how to get your creative juices flowing. The afternoon session, Incorporating Creativity into the Classroom (1:30-5:00 p.m.), is targeted toward teachers, faculty, staff, and administrators at all levels of education. This session will center on the nuts and bolts of what you can do to increase creativity in the classroom. Seating is limited. E-mail Erin Lewis by September 11 at creativity@evansville.edu to reserve your spot today for the morning session, afternoon session, or both.  

Submitted by Cindy Kelley ck116@evansville.edu

Athletics

* Student Fan Rewards App!

Student Fan Rewards Logo

The Aces are happy to announce a makeover to the Student Fan Rewards app for the 2017-2018 athletic season! Student Fan Rewards is a great way to get prizes for everything you do with the Purple Aces! The biggest change this year? All points are given to individuals rather than groups with a multi-level prize system that resets and the end of the semester! Be sure to download "Student Fan Rewards" from the app store to earn your points! For more info about the app and grand prizes visit gopurpleaces.com or e-mail jh690@evansville.edu.

* Aces drop heartbreaker to Illinois

The University of Evansville women's soccer team dropped a heartbreaking match to Illinois, 2-1, in the first overtime on Thursday evening at Arad McCutchan Stadium.

"Our girls battled hard for 90 minutes, for sure," said Aces head coach Krista McKendree. "We had a couple bad decisions and credit to Illinois. They battled, they came back, and they capitalized on a couple of our mistakes."

The Aces struck first with just over five minutes remaining in the opening half. Senior JBess Ruby won the ball off a goal kick by Illinois as senior Nicki Baham found it off the header and dribbled to the top of the box and smashed a shot past the keeper to give the Aces a 1-0 lead.

In the second half, the Illini equalized the match in the 55th minute as Illinois' Kelly Maday slipped the ball into the back of the net from 10 yards out.

The final 30 minutes of regulation featured a host of chances for the Aces and Illini, but neither side was able to find the go-ahead goal.

With the game in its first overtime, Illinois capitalized on an opportunity just a minute in. Gabbi Chapa looped a ball into the box from 30 yards out that fell at the feet of Morgan Maroney who finished it into the net for the game-winning goal.
 

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