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Tuesday, September 5, 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, 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 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 and provide the requested information to register.


What's Happening Today

* Lecture today about annual monarch butterfly migration.

Cyclist Sara Dykman is biking 10,000 miles following the annual monarch butterfly migration from their overwintering colonies in Mexico to Canada and back. Dykman will be making a stop at UE TODAY - Tuesday, September 5 - at 6:30 p.m. to talk about her adventure. The talk will be held in Room 100 in the Koch Center for Engineering and Science.

Submitted by Spencer Willem

* 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

* 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

* 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


Upcoming Events

* Campus Community Invited to Diversity Resource Center Dedication: TOMORROW at NOON

The University of Evansville will hold a dedication ceremony for the newly finished Diversity Resource Center on September 6 at noon. The dedication will take place in the back yard of the Diversity Resource Center, located at 436 Weinbach Avenue. UE students will give tours of the house following the ceremony and refreshments will also be provided. 

The University of Evansville is committed to inclusion and the broadened commitment to promoting a more integral understanding of differences. The Diversity Resource Center is a physical reminder that UE stands behind this commitment. It is a safe space for students to gather and is equipped with technology and materials to facilitate collaboration and inclusion. There are both work spaces and game spaces as well as a fully functioning kitchen for social gatherings and more.

Those speaking at the ceremony will include: Thomas Kazee, UE’s president; Bob Jones, CEO of Old National Bank and member of the UE board of trustees diversity committee; Jacob Lutz, UE’s Student Government Association president; Tammy Gieselman, UE Chaplain; and more.

* Fireside Chat with Candlelight Worship

Our weekly Fireside Chat will be held in Grabill Lounge in Neu Chapel this evening at 7:30 p.m. We will be continuing the theme "Life's Maze, God's Mission, and Me: What is God calling me to do?" This week, we will focus on the importance and value of cultural differences and uniqueness in our own spiritual formation. Snacks will be provided! All are welcome to attend!

Submitted by Keith Turner

* Fall 2017 study-skills and time-management workshop

Want to earn higher grades with lower stress? Attend one of our workshops where you will learn strategies to help you better manage your time; study more effectively; and improve reading, note-taking, and in-class listening skills. (Student athletes: you will be assigned to separate workshops.)

The workshops are planned for:

  • Today - Wednesday, September 6 - at 4:00 p.m. at the Writing Center (Clifford Memorial Library)
  • Thursday, September 7 at 4:00 p.m. at the Writing Center (Clifford Memorial Library)

Submitted by Angie Dawson

* 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

* 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

* Volunteer Fair is September 21!

Join us for the Volunteer Fair on Thursday, September 21, from 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m., in Eykamp Hall, Ridgway University Center. Make connections with nonprofits and agencies from across the Evansville community and find out where you can make an impact. This is a perfect opportunity to make connections for any required hours or on behalf of your student organization. All students, faculty, and staff are welcome to attend.

Submitted by Jackie Luedtke

* Part-time job fair Wednesday

Stop by the Part-Time Job Fair this Wednesday, September 6, to meet with area employers! 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


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

Submitted by Cindy Kelley 

* ACErcise

Did you know ... in January of 2015, students in the University of Evansville’s Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program started ACErcise, a pro bono group exercise program for individuals who have sustained a neurological injury. During the 2014-15 school year, ACErcise’s 63 student workers saw a group of eight patients weekly for 10 weeks each semester.

Students spent approximately 482 hours working to serve and rehabilitate members of the community during this project.

This service project facilitates community collaboration and provides a substantial learning opportunity for UE students while creating awareness of the need for pro bono work.

The Ace CARE clinic receives 100% of its patient referrals from ECHO Community Healthcare of Evansville, a local organization providing general care to the same target audiences. Additionally, there are often up to 40 people on the waiting list for the Ace CARE clinic.

Submitted by Geoff Edwards


Info You Should Know

* Women's soccer falls to WKU, 4-1

The University of Evansville Women's Soccer team dropped a non-conference road match to Western Kentucky, 4-1, on Sunday night in Bowling Green, Kentucky.

Despite no goals being scored in the opening 30 minutes, there was plenty of activity as both teams combined for eight shots.

The Hilltoppers got on the board in the 37th minutes that provided WKU a 1-0 lead heading into the half.

WKU added a second goal in the 58th minute as Chandler Backes scored her third goal of the season. Backes added another goal just nine minutes later to push the Hilltoppers lead to 3-0.

Following a fourth goal by WKU, the Aces got on the board with a goal by freshman Katie Schroeder, the first of her collegiate career, assisted by senior Montana Portenier and junior Sara Osinski.

Leading the Aces was Schroeder with three shots and a goal, while senior JBess Ruby and junior Molly Lear each recorded two shots.

The Hilltoppers fired 23 shots to the Aces' nine with WKU putting 12 on-goal to four for UE.

The Aces return home to Arad McCutchan Stadium for a pair of contests. UE opens the weekend against Miami (Ohio) at 5:30 p.m. on September 8 before taking on Morehead State at 1:00 p.m. on September 10.

* Aces fall just short against SEMO

Rachel Tam and Erlicia Griffith were named to the Redhawks Invitational All-Tournament Team as the University of Evansville VOLLEYBALL team came up just short against host Southeast Missouri State, falling in five sets on Saturday afternoon.

Tam led the way for UE (5-1) with 17 kills while Mildrelis Rodriguez had 13 and Rocio Fortuny finished with 10. Cassie Brooks registered 19 digs while Rodriguez and Gabriela Dos Santos finished with 12 apiece. Allana McInnis led everyone with 46 assists. SEMO (4-2) saw Krissa Gearring notch 14 kills.

“It was one of those matches we wish as coaches that we could take back. We missed too many winning opportunities, and could not hold the opponent when needed. SEMO did a great job in their First Ball Sideout and capitalizing from our mistakes,” head coach Manolo Concepcion said. “Overall, it was a good weekend for us, learning about our long term potential, and seeing the variety of lineups that we can use and still compete at a similar level. There is a lot of room to improve and we feel that with the kind of mindset that we are showing, our girls will continue to use pre-season to prepare appropriately for conference play.”

Evansville came out ready to roll in game one, taking the win with a 25-18 performance. The score was tied up at 16-16 before a Fortuny kill set UE on a game-ending 9-2 run. Fortuny had four kills in the set.

The Redhawks rebounded to take wins in the second and third sets. In game two, the Aces held a 12-11 lead before SEMO came back to take a 16-13 edge. Hanging onto a 23-22 lead, the Redhawks reeled off the final two points including a Mikayla Kuhlmann kill to earn a 25-22 win. They also rallied in the third frame. The Purple Aces opened up a 17-14 lead on another Fortuny point before the Redhawks clawed their way back to go up 22-21. Cathy Schreiber tied it up at 22-all with a kill but SEMO scored three in a row to earn another 25-22 triumph.

After dropping a pair of close sets, UE hung on for a 25-22 win in the fourth game, but it did not come easy. Evansville looked to be on its way to an easy win, up 23-15 on a Schreiber kill, but a 6-0 stretch got the Redhawks right back in the game. Rachel Tam ended the stretch with a kill and, two points later, Dos Santos ended the set with a service ace.

SEMO was able to close it out in the fifth set, clinching the match with a 15-11 win.

On Friday, the Aces open up their home slate at Meeks Family Fieldhouse with the Dunn Hospitality Invitational.  UE will take on Indiana University on Friday evening at 7:00 p.m. UAB and UT Martin will also be playing in the tournament on Friday and Saturday.

* Review course for fundamentals of engineering exam

The University of Evansville College of Engineering and Computer Science has announced dates for the annual review and preparation course for those planning to take the Fundamentals of Engineering Exam.

All classes will be held Thursday evenings, beginning at 6:30 p.m. in the Koch Center for Engineering and Science building on the UE campus. Classes are divided into relevance per discipline. Fees are adjusted accordingly.

- Civil engineering candidates will attend from October 5 through February 1. 
- Mechanical engineering and other disciplines candidates will attend from October 5 through November 30. 
- Electrical and computer engineering candidates will attend October 26 through November 30.

Registration forms and payment must be returned by 4:00 p.m. on Monday, October 2. On campus registrations should be returned to KC 250.

Community members may obtain registration information by contacting Kimberly Higgins via e-mail at or phone at 812-488-2651. Early registration is encouraged as space is limited.

* 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 or ext. 2280 for more information!

Submitted by Megan Sicard

* 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 if you intend on taking the test.

Submitted by Lesley Pleasant

* 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 or at 812-488-2413.

Submitted by LaNeeca Williams 

* 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:

Want more information? Visit

Need help with your after graduation plans? Schedule an appointment with the Center for Career Development:

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

* Nominate individuals for the Employee Excellence Award

The University of Evansville, in pursuit of excellence in service, wishes to recognize monthly a non-faculty employee displaying records of achievement as a leader. Leadership may be demonstrated in any of the following categories:

• Service to the University community
• Service to students
• Job performance and attitude to fellow employees

One award is presented each month. To be eligible, an employee must be a full-time member of the administration or staff. Nominations are due before the 15th of each month.

To nominate someone, or to find out more information about the Employee Excellence Award, go to Award/

Submitted by Lori LeDuc 

* TIAA-CREF counseling appointments

The TIAA-CREF representative will be on the UE campus for individual counseling sessions on Tuesday, September 12.  To schedule an appointment, call TIAA-CREF at 1-800-732-8353. The meeting location will be in room 208 of the University Libraries.

Submitted by Lori LeDuc 

* 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

* 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 about how to apply.

Submitted by Amara Stuehling

* 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 or 812-488-1085.

Submitted by Amara Stuehling

* 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 or 812-488-1085.

Submitted by Amara Stuehling

* 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



* Beavers joins philosophy and AI program committee

Anthony Beavers, professor of philosophy, has been invited to join the program committee for the 2017 Philosophy and Theory of Artificial Intelligence Conference which will be held this November at the University of Leeds.

* Maass presents research to American Political Science Association

Richard Maass, assistant professor of political science, presented research to the annual conference of the American Political Science Association on Thursday, August 31, in San Francisco. His paper, titled "The Norm Against Conquest: Origins, Expectations, and U.S. Foreign Policy," investigated why the United States bound itself to refrain from conquest (unlike many areas of international law where U.S. leaders have refused to bind their country).

* Aces roll past NIU in ProRehab Classic finale

The University of Evansville Men's Soccer team captured the 2017 ProRehab Aces Soccer Classic title with a 4-1 victory over Northern Illinois on Monday afternoon at Arad McCutchan Stadium.

"It was a good game today. Any time you can get two wins in a weekend, that's what we talked to the guys about," said Aces head coach Marshall Ray. "That's what we're going to have to do if we're fortunate enough to get ourselves into that situation in the conference tournament. Being able to put two games together in a weekend is very important."

The Aces struck first in the 15th minute as senior Arlick Ntabana spun through the defense and finished top shelf to give UE a 1-0 lead.

Just before the halftime break, Evansville added another goal as freshman Filip Johansson scored the first goal of his collegiate career after sprinting past his defender scoring past the keeper.

The second half started out much like the previous 45 minutes as junior Caleb Williams found the end of a free kick by sophomore Jesse Stafford Lacey and headed it into the back of the net.

NIU pulled one back in the 53rd minute with a goal by Jan Maertins off a cross by Noah Brodie that cut the Aces' lead to 3-1. The Aces added a final tally in the 68th minute as senior Ian McGrath scored his fifth goal of the season on a penalty kick as UE secured a 4-1 win.

The Huskies narrowly out-shot Evansville, 16-15, with UE holding a 6-5 advantage on shots on-goal.

McGrath, Ntabana, Williams, and Adam Snow all tallied three shots to lead the Aces. Senior goalkeeper Matthew Keller captured his fourth win of the season in goal, making four saves on 16 shots.

After the match McGrath, Stafford Lacey, Keller, and senior Chris Shuck were all named to the All-Tournament team with Shuck capturing defensive MVP honors and McGrath being named offensive MVP.

The Aces hit the road for a pair of matches in the coming weeks starting with a showdown with Grand Canyon in Phoenix, Arizona at 9:00 p.m. on Thursday.

* Mallmann and Rohleder lead UE in opening day

Giulia Mallmann and Sophia Rohleder were the top two performers in the opening round of play at the Roseanne Schwartz Invitational at Mill Creek Park Golf Course.

Mallmann and Rohleder each toured the course in a total of 82 strokes. The duo is tied for 23rd place on the leaderboard. Next up were Minka Gill and Maria Pickens. They each had rounds of 86 and are tied for 43rd place.

Lexie Sollman finished the day one behind Pickens and Gill with an 87. Madison Chaney had a solid start as an individual, carding an 83 to rank in a tie for 29th. Carly Waggoner completed the day with a score of 87.

The Purple Aces rank in eighth place overall with a 336. They are seven ahead of 9th-place St. Francis and trail Niagara by just four strokes.

Marshall University leads the team standings with a score of 310. They have a 3-shot lead over Cleveland State and pace 3rd-place Akron by five. Madison Butler of CSU leads the individuals with a score of 72. She is three ahead of the Thundering Herd’s Shelby Brauckmuller.

One more round of play remains today.

* 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.


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