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Thursday, October 5, 2017

What's Happening Today

* Chick-fil-A Hiring Fair

Come explore employment opportunities working for Chick-fil-A. A hiring fair will take place in In Café Court on the following days:

  • Wednesday, October 11
  • Thursday, October 12

The fair will take place from 9:00–11:00 a.m. and 2:00–4:00 p.m. on each of these days.

Now hiring:

  • Part-time
  • Full-time
  • Cooks
  • Prep
  • Cashiers

Apply at:

Submitted by Michael Tessier 

* SAB Movie Night: Despicable Me 3 tonight!

Join SAB this evening at 8:00 p.m. to watch Despicable Me 3 on the East Terrace Lawn. Free popcorn provided! Rain Location: Rademacher's Lounge.

Submitted by Megan King 

* UE women's soccer team MS fundraiser

Orders are being taken until October 9, for award-winning smoked pork butt as part of an effort to “Smoke Out MS.” The UE women’s soccer team is holding this fundraiser to benefit the fight against multiple sclerosis.  The pork costs just $35 and will be available for pickup on Saturday, October 14 between 5:00-7:00 p.m.

October 14 will feature a full day of Purple Aces action as the Purple Aces women’s soccer team faces Drake at 2:30 p.m. before the men welcome Loyola at 5:00 p.m. A tailgate will take place in the soccer field parking lot that day from 2:00-5:00 p.m.

For more information, please contact head women’s soccer coach Krista McKendree at


Upcoming Events

* Native plant sale benefits SW Indiana ecological communities

Extra plants from the native plant garden in the Koch Center for Engineering and Science will be sold at a local native plant sale held by the Southwest Indiana Native Plant and Wildlife Society (SWINPAWS). The plant sale will occur Saturday, October 14 from 8:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. at the SWIMGA Display Garden, located at 3501 E. Lloyd Expressway, in Evansville. The UE community is invited to this native plant sale!

SWINPAWS promotes native plants as an essential part of Southwest Indiana’s ecological communities. Unfortunately, habitat destruction and introduction of non-native plant species has led to the loss and degradation of wetlands, prairies, and forests, resulting in reduced numbers of native plant species. The plants offered in the sale will help support our native pollinators and herbivores by providing food, shelter and a place to raise their young. Native birds, insects and other wildlife depend on native plants to thrive.

Submitted by Cris Hochwender

* For students: UE Gives Back Fall is planned for Oct 21!

UE Gives Back Fall is set for Saturday, October 21. A free T-shirt, coffee, and donuts will start the day! Join hundreds of your peers for the big service event of the semester. Get connected and give back to the Evansville community! This is open to all individuals and student groups.

Visit to browse and sign-up for projects. More projects will be added in the coming days.
The deadline to register is next Friday, October 13.

Submitted by Jackie Luedtke

* Homecoming Week activities

Lots of activities are planned for Homecoming Week (October 11-14):

Friday, October 13
The Homecoming Pep Rally is at 8:00 p.m. on the East Terrace Lawn with the Cheer Team, Dance Team, and Soccer Team, free T-shirts, and announcement of the finalists for Mr. and Miss UE.

Saturday, October 14
The Homecoming Tailgate is at 2:00-5:00 p.m. in H Lot with organization booths, live music, food trucks, raffle prizes, and more! The women’s soccer game is at 2:30 p.m. and the men’s soccer game at 5:00 p.m. The crowning of Mr. and Miss UE will take place during halftime of the men's game. There will be a fireworks show after the men's soccer game

Submitted by Megan King

* Free transportation to graduate school fair

Thinking about going to grad school? If you are searching for a nationally recognized professional degree program in business, law, medicine, and pharmacy, or a graduate program in education, fine arts, liberal arts, public affairs, religious studies, and related fields, you will find the perfect school for you at the Midwest Graduate and Professional School Summit. All the details may be found at:

At a glance information:

  • The event is Saturday, November 11 at Purdue University
  • Free accommodations and transportation provided by UE
  • Registration deadline is October 30 – so ACT NOW!

Submitted by Gene Wells

* Rosary prayer at 10:00 a.m. every Wednesday

The Newman Club will be offering a 20 minute rosary prayer every Wednesday at 10:00 a.m. in Room 209 in the library. Students and faculty are welcome. For more information, contact Olivia at

Submitted by Gabrielle VanBuskirk

* Blood drive on Oct. 17 - volunteers and donors needed

The Newman Club will host a blood drive with the Red Cross on Tuesday, October 17 in Eykamp Hall, Ridgway University Center, from noon-5:00 pm. 

Volunteers will be needed to help recruit donors at tables in Ridgway University Center on Wednesday, October 11; Thursday, October 12; and Friday, October 13 for one hour during the lunch and dinner hours. On the day of the blood drive, volunteers will help check in donors and pass out refreshments after donation in one hour shifts.

To sign up to be a volunteer, go to

To donate, visit the recruitment tables in Ridgway University Center on October 10, 11, and 12 or email

Submitted by Paige Hignite

* Homecoming 2017 Reunion Weekend set for Oct. 13-15

The University of Evansville Homecoming 2017 Reunion Weekend is October 13-15. Special events are planned for parents and alumni, many of which will be open to the public.

Dr. Guy Banta Distinguished Lecture Series – Speaker Zach Cheviron ’00, Environmental and Wildlife Biology
Friday, October 13, 3:00 p.m. Vectren Lecture Hall, Room 100, Koch Center for Engineering and Science.

Reunion Celebrations
Anniversaries to be celebrated at homecoming include the 50th anniversary of the Class of 1967, 65th anniversary of Phi Mu sorority, 60th anniversary of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity, and the 60th anniversary of the Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity.

Homecoming Tailgate
Saturday, October 14, 2:00-5:00 p.m., H-Lot, South Frederick Street
Food, games, live music, and fun. Open to public.

The Ace Race
Saturday, October 14, 9:00 a.m., UE campus.  Open to public.
This 5K run benefits Ace CARE, UE’s pro bono physical therapy clinic run by doctor of physical therapy and physical therapy assistant students for the uninsured, underinsured, and homeless. Participation fee for the public is $25 before October 1 or $30 after October 1. Those registering before October 1 will receive a long sleeve T-shirt. To register, go to

UE Women’s Soccer versus Drake
Saturday, October 14, 2:00 p.m., Arad McCutchan Stadium. Open to public.

UE Men’s Soccer versus Loyola (followed by fireworks display)
Saturday, October 14, 5:00 p.m., Arad McCutchan Stadium. Open to public.

For the full schedule of events or more information, visit or contact or 812-488-2586. 


Changemaker Corner

* What exactly is a Changemaker?

Changemakers are people who see opportunities to improve the world around us and are motivated to act. They come from all ages, political orientations, ethnicities, nationalities, walks of life, majors, professions, etc. In fact, anyone can be a Changemaker, and at UE we are intent upon our role of being Changemaker makers! Changemakers at UE have initiated a bike share program in Evansville, offered financial planning to new parents, built houses in Nicaragua, developed composting programs at UE, worked with disillusioned youth in Cuba, offered support to recovering drug addicts in Guatemala, obtained grant funding for solar power in Evansville, developed community gardens, created “green infrastructures” to address environmental concerns in Evansville, offered pro-bono physical therapy services, developed anti-bullying games, tutored at-risk youth, offered countless hours of community service, and much more.

Come to our next Change Team meeting: Tuesday, October 10 in Room 203 (J. Henry Schroeder Boardroom) in the Bower-Suhrheinrich Library.

Submitted by Cindy Kelley


Info You Should Know

* Library hours during fall break

Friday, October 6: 7:45 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Saturday, October 7: Closed
Sunday, October 8: Closed
Monday, October 9: 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Tuesday, October 10: 8:00 a.m.-12:00 a.m. (After hours resume)

Submitted by Meg Atwater-Singer 

* Nominations for the Employee Excellence Award

The University of Evansville, in pursuit of excellence in service, wishes to recognize a non-faculty employee displaying records of achievement as a leader. Leadership may be demonstrated in any of the following areas: service to the University, service to students, job performance and attitude towards fellow employees. To be eligible, an employee must be a full-time member of administration or staff. Nominations for the November 2017 Employee of the Month are due no later than Friday, October 13. To nominate someone, please go to

Submitted by Lori LeDuc 

* TIAA-CREF counseling appointments

The TIAA-CREF representative will be on the UE campus for individual counseling sessions on Wednesday, October 11, and Thursday, October 12. To schedule an appointment, call TIAA-CREF at 1-800-732-8353.

Please note that the meeting location has been changed to room 208 of the University Libraries.

Submitted by Lori LeDuc 

* Intersession and Spring 2018 textbook adoptions are due

Departments are reminded that textbook adoptions for Intersession and Spring 2018 may now be submitted to the UE Bookstore. Please note the original email asked for summer as well but summer adoption does NOT need to be submitted at this time. If you need assistance adopting textbooks for Intersession and Spring 2018, please contact the UE Bookstore. Your administrative assistant also has the forms and information you may need.

Submitted by Doug Gustwiller

* Fitness Center fall break hours

The Fitness Center hours during fall break are:

  • Friday, October 6 from 6:30 a.m.-7:00 p.m.
  • Saturday and Sunday, October 7 and 8 - closed
  • Monday, October 9 from 8:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, October 10 from 8:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.
  • (No evening Open Swim.)

Submitted by Lori Adams 

* Internship Showcase for Arts and Sciences

The deadline to submit proposals for the Arts and Sciences Internship Showcase is Wednesday, October 11.

At the annual internship showcase, students will have the opportunity to highlight their recent experience. Students will submit a proposal for review with the directions included on Acelink.

The Center for Career Development will review proposals and choose five students to present internship experiences at the showcase on Wednesday, October 25. Each presenter will be allotted up to 10 minutes to share his or her experience. Prizes will be awarded.

Students submitting proposals, but not selected for the five finalist positions, will have the opportunity to do poster presentations.

Finalists will be notified on Thursday, October 12.

The event takes place Wednesday, October 25, from 3:30 – 5:30 p.m.

You can submit your proposal on AceLink.

Submitted by Alison Morris-McDonald

* Lost Spanish book and notebook

Last Thursday, an orange/yellow Spanish textbook and a green notebook was left under a chair in Room 220 in Hyde Hall. If you have found these items, please email

* Propose your own GAP project!

GAP is now accepting proposals from both faculty and students interested in proposing their own GAP project. If you have an idea to make a difference in your community, or even the world, we encourage you to apply. Class credit and financial support are available, and your idea can help nonprofits, for-profit businesses, or civic projects. 

The deadline to submit faculty ideas or to submit student ideas is no later than Friday, October 6 at 5:00 p.m. (spots are limited, apply early!).

For more information, call 812-488-5002 or visit

Submitted by Cindy Kelley

* Fall break dining hours

Fall break is around the corner. Students staying on campus during fall break should plan ahead to access food during this time. Students can use Ace Bucks to buy pizza from the local Papa John’s during fall break.

Here is a schedule of dining hours:

  • Last meal served before fall break is dinner on Friday, October 6.
  • Aces Place will be open during special posted hours: Monday, October 9, 7:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m. and Tuesday, October 10, 7:30 a.m.-Midnight
  • First meal served after fall break will be dinner on Tuesday, October 10.

Submitted by Michael Tessier 

* UE Webelos Engineering Day Set for October 28

The University of Evansville’s College of Engineering and Computer Science 2017 Webelos Engineering Pin Day is planned for Saturday, October 28, in the Koch Center for Engineering and Science. Registration will begin at 7:30 a.m. The event will be from 8:00-11:15 a.m.

Activities include a workshop with activity stations that will provide some of the experience required for a Webelos Scout to qualify for an engineering pin. Participants will be divided into four groups. Each group will have at least one host who will guide them through the station rotation. The participation fee is $6 per Webelos Scout, with registration limited to 200 scouts. Registrations will be taken until the event is full or until October 19, whichever comes first.

For further information, contact Kimberly Higgins, assistant to the dean, UE College of Engineering and Computer Science, at or 812-488-2651.

Submitted by Kimberly Higgins

* 2017 Webelos Engineering Pin Day

The College of Engineering and Computer Science will host Webelos Engineering Pin Day on Saturday, October 28. Workshops with activity stations will provide some of the experience required for a Webelos Scout to qualify for an engineering pin. Registration is limited to 200 scouts. Registrations will be taken until the event is full or October 19.

Registration details are available at

For further information, contact Kimberly Higgins at or 812-488-2651.

Submitted by Kimberly Higgins

* UExplore engineering program

The College of Engineering and Computer Science is offering a UExplore engineering program for high school students. The program is designed to give participants a better understanding of the fields of civil, mechanical, electrical, and computer engineering and computer science through activities, hands-on projects, and tours of local industry.

The sessions in the program are October 16, November 6, November 27, January 22, February 19, March 12, April 2, and April 23. All sessions will be from 6:00-7:00 p.m. in Room 100 in the Koch Center for Engineering and Science on UE’s campus.

James Allen, UE associate professor of mechanical and civil engineering, is the advisor for the program. A registered professional engineer in the states of Indiana and Ohio, Allen has extensive work experience in industry. Allen will be assisted with the program by UE engineering students.

The registration fee for the program is $50. Register online at or contact Kimberly Higgins for more information at 812-488-2661 or



* Professor Kretz presenting on ethics and social change major

Professor Lisa Kretz is attending the Society for Ethics Across the Curriculum conference to present on the University of Evansville’s new ethics and social change major, the only one of its kind in the United States.

* UE softball ranks 34th in nation in GPA - Aces continue to excel in classroom.

Academics are one of the key points for the University of Evansville softball team and their efforts were rewarded as they were named an Easton/NFCA Division I All-Academic Team for the 2016-17 season.

“At Evansville education is our number one focus,” Purple Aces head coach Mat Mundell said. “Our young ladies take tremendous pride in this fact and work extremely hard to achieve in the classroom.”

With a cumulative team GPA of 3.473, Evansville ranked 34th in the nation.  The squad was also third in the Missouri Valley Conference.

A total of 143 Division I teams accumulated grade-point averages of 3.00 or higher in 2016-17.

* Creative writing alumnus publishes poetry chapbook

The creative writing department would like to congratulate alumnus Elisabeth Meyer, who has published her chapbook of formal poetry, The Word B-i-r-d, with No Chair Press. She kindly thanks the UE creative writing faculty and former faculty members Rob Griffith, William Baer, and Mike Carson in the book. Her collection can be found on No Chair Press's website and Congratulations, Lis!

* Teichmer performs at Oakland University

UE saxophone professor Shawn Teichmer will travel to Rochester, Michigan, this week to give a recital at Oakland University.


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