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Friday, October 6, 2017

* H Lot closed for Homecoming Tailgate Oct. 12-14

The North end of H Lot will be closed Thursday, October 12 starting at 5:00 p.m. until Saturday, October 14 after the Homecoming Firework Show for Homecoming Festivities. Please move your car from this portion of H Lot before Thursday, October 12 at 5:00 p.m.

Submitted by Megan King


What's Happening Today

* Volleyball home for three matches in four nights

Over the next four nights, the University of Evansville volleyball team will take on three Missouri Valley Conference opponents inside Meeks Family Fieldhouse.

Action begins this evening against Drake before #21 UNI comes to town on Saturday. The stretch will be completed on Monday as Bradley comes to town. All three matches begin at 7:00 p.m.

Fans are encouraged to bring donations for the team’s hurricane relief drive with everyone going to Puerto Rico, which was impacted by Hurricane Maria. Those who make a supply donation will receive $2 off of their ticket today or Saturday.

Heading into the third weekend of MVC action, the Purple Aces stand at 6-10 overall and 0-4 in the league. Last weekend, the Aces began with a hard-fought 3-2 loss at Southern Illinois before falling by a 3-0 final to Missouri State on Saturday.

Rachel Tam set career highs in kills (27) and attempts (79) in the Aces road tilt at Southern Illinois last Friday. Her kill total was the most for a UE player since Oct. 24, 2015. Her 79 attempts was second-most for an MVC player this year, just behind Lily Johnson’s 88 against Illinois earlier this season. It was also a program record. Tam is ninth in the MVC with 3.14 kills per set.

Continuing her efficient season last weekend was Cathy Schreiber. In the 5-set contest against the Salukis, Schreiber had 17 kills in a career-high 40 attempts while hitting .325. For the season, she is hitting .277, which is tied for the 10th-best season in program history and is tenth on the MVC list for this season. It is the highest mark since Rachel TenHoor’s record season of .321 that she hit in 2013. Schreiber is second on the team with 2.47 kills per game.

Drake has gotten off to a great start in 2017, going 15-3 in its first 18 contests. The Bulldogs are also a perfect 4-0 in the conference including wins over Bradley and Illinois State last week. Natalie Fry is the #3 hitter in the conference, starting the weekend at .340 while Kyla Inderski is 6th in the conference with 3.46 kills/game.

Standing at 14-4 overall and 4-0 in the league, UNI is ranked 21st in the nation. Heather Hook ranks third in the nation and tops in the MVC with 11.21 assists per set. The Panthers rank in the top five in the NCAA in team digs, team kills, team assists, and team attacks. They have also taken on six ranked opponents in 2017, defeating four (#10 Nebraska, #18 USC, #19 Missouri and #19 Iowa State).

On Monday, UE welcomes Bradley to Meeks Family Fieldhouse. The Braves start play this weekend at 7-12 and 0-5 in the conference as they host Valparaiso and Loyola before coming to Evansville. Erica Haslag paces the conference with 4.36 kills per game.

* 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

* Engineering Speed Networking

Attention all students from the College of Engineering and Computer Science, RSVP in JobLink by October 16 to attend Engineering Speed Networking. The event will be held Wednesday, October 18, from 6:00-8:30 p.m. in Eykamp Hall, Ridgway University Center. Get face-to-face with employers interested in you! Space is limited, so RSVP today under JobLink’s Events tab (Workshops).

Submitted by Alison Morris-McDonald

* Open forum on UE's bid for Changemaker Campus status

ChangemakerOn October 26 and 27, representatives from Ashoka will be here for a campus visit as part of our bid to obtain the Ashoka Changemaker Campus designation. This designation is currently held by just 41 universities worldwide. Come learn more about the process and how you can help UE obtain this prestigious designation.

An open forum will be held from 4:00-5:00 p.m. in Room 101 in the Koch Center for Engineering and Science today - October 12.

Learn more by visiting, or share your Changemaker stories at #UE Changemaker

Submitted by Cindy Kelley 

* 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 

* 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

* Free HIV screening

Free, confidential HIV testing will be offered two days this month at the Health Center, located in the back of Sampson Hall. Matthew 25 will be onsite Tuesday, October 17 from 9:00 a.m.-noon. On Wednesday, October 18, the Aids Resource Group will provide free testing as well from 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Students are encouraged to call (812-488-2033) or stop by the Health Center to make an appointment, but appointments aren't necessary. Learn about another status ... one more important than Facebook!

Submitted by Ashley Craig 

* "'Chili' Out with Phi Mu" - continuous open bidding event

Interested in joining a sorority? Phi Mu will be hosting an informal recruitment event in the Phi Mu suite tonight from 7:00-8:30 p.m. The theme is "’Chili’ Out with Phi Mu” - feel free to come and eat chili, play games, and just hang out in a casual setting! This is a great time for you to meet our sisters, have some fun, and see what our Phi Mu sisterhood is all about.

If you have any questions, or if you are unable to make it to the event but are still interested in the informal recruitment process, please contact Katelyn Hedinger at or Olivia Shoup at

Submitted by Olivia Shoup

* Blood Drive Tuesday, Oct. 17 - volunteer or donate

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

To donate, email

Sign up to be a volunteer here:

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 over 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.

Submitted by Gabrielle VanBuskirk

* UE Softball to hold Aces Elite Showcase on Oct. 27

The University of Evansville softball team will be holding an Aces Elite Showcase camp on Friday, October 27 from 5:00-9:00 p.m.

Cooper Stadium, the home of the Purple Aces squad, will be the site of the camp, which is open for grades 9-12. The first portion will be a college level practice focusing on the fundamentals of hitting, fielding, pitching, and catching. The second portion will be an instructional scrimmage covering all aspects of the game.

Campers must fill out the registration form that is linked above along with the release and waiver of liability form and return it as soon as possible with the fee included. Cost of the camp is $100. Reserve your spot soon as registration is limited to the first 75. Checks can be made out to Mat Mundell. Once your registration has been received you will be sent a confirmation email from the coaching staff.  No refunds will be given.

Participants need to bring tennis shoes, cleats, glove, helmet, bat, catchers gear, and a water bottle.

For more information or if you have questions, please contact assistant coach Heather Tarter at or 812-488-2123.

* Federal loan repayment counseling session for graduating or transferring students

Students who have received federal direct (sub/unsub) Loans and plan to graduate in the fall (or transfer after the fall semester) are required to attend a loan repayment counseling session. The Office of Financial Aid will hold the first session of the semester TODAY - Thursday, October 26 - at 2:00 p.m. in Eykamp Hall, Room 253, Ridgway University Center. The last session will be held on December 7 at 2:00 pm.

Submitted by Amy Sowders

* 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


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

* UE Bookstore fall break hours

The UE Bookstore hours during fall break are:

  • Saturday and Sunday, October 7 and 8 -CLOSED
  • Monday and Tuesday, October 9 and 10 – 8:00 A.m. to 5:00 p.m.

We resume regular hours on October 11.

Submitted by Doug Gustwiller

* Winter Intersession courses

The University of Evansville offers Winter Intersession courses between the fall and spring semester from December 15, 2017 to January 5, 2018. Registration begins October 30. Students may register for one Winter Intersession course.

For more information visit:

These accelerated courses offer students the opportunity to:

  • Take a course on-line to earn credits toward graduation
  • Lighten your spring course schedule
  • Complete missing requirements

Class offerings:

  • ART 105: Introduction to the Visual Arts (Professor Larmann)
  • COMM 380: Intercultural Communication (Professor Thomlison)
  • ES 103: Fundamentals of Environmental Science (Professor Thananatthanachon)
  • EXSS 320: Nutrition for Performance and Health (Professor Rodd)
  • FIN 280: Introduction to Personal Finance (Professor Alhenawa)
  • PH 190 Introduction to Public Health (Professor Patel-Dovlatabadi)
  • PSCI 100: World Politics (Professor Kim)
  • PSYC 416: Human Sexuality (Professor Becker)
  • PSYC 121: Introduction to Psychology (Professor Hennon-Peters)
  • PSYC 229: Social Psychology (Professor Stevenson)
  • SOC 105: Introduction to Sociology (Professor Plikuhn)

Submitted by Paula Heldt 

* 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 

* Online psychology research - participants wanted

Students in PSYC 246 are looking for participants for their anonymous online research survey. Participation will take approximately 10-15 minutes. Those currently enrolled in select psychology courses have the opportunity to receive extra credit for their participation.

For access to the survey, use the following link:

If you have questions, contact

Submitted by Cally Roberts

* 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

* Do you want to improve your balance?

Do you want to learn more about your balance ability? Do you suffer from frequent falls?

Second-year doctor of physical therapy students are providing a free balance evaluation and training session on October 20 from 8:00-9:30 a.m. The session will take place in Room 104 in Graves Hall. We are seeking participants who are 65 years old or older and are interested in improving their balance. The evaluation involves strength testing combined with several walking and clinical tests. If you are interested, please email or call and leave a message at 812-488-2408. The deadline to register is October 16.

Your support is crucial to the success of UE physical therapy education. Thank you very much for your consideration!

Submitted by Jennifer Simon 

* Do you want to volunteer at International Bazaar?

Are you interested in helping out with the biggest event on campus? Do you need to get some volunteer hours before you graduate? Well, the 31st Annual International Bazaar, which is coming up on November 17, is the perfect opportunity to do that!

This event is a fun way to learn about different cultures and raise money for a good cause. This year’s proceeds will go to the International Rescue Committee, an organization that offers emergency aid and long-term assistance to refugees affected by war, persecution, or natural disaster.

If you want to be a part of this amazing experience, make sure to sign up on the spreadsheet at the link below by October 16:

During the week of October 23, everyone that is listed as a volunteer will receive an email with a link to sign up for specific shifts and duties. Things you could do include helping to decorate booths, serving food, greeting people, and selling tickets! We will also have a MANDATORY meeting with all the volunteers on November 16 at 8:00 p.m. in Room 170 in the Schroeder School of Business Building to confirm assignments and give more detailed instructions.

We are so excited to work with you!

If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to email Emile Moura ( or Ebonique Ellis (!

Submitted by Emile Moura Coelho da Silva

* Honorary Degree Committee invites your suggestions

The University of Evansville Honorary Degree Committee is now soliciting your recommendations for honorary degrees to be conferred at the May 2018 Commencement.  According to the UE Faculty and Administrator Manual, the committee is charged with requesting and reviewing honorary degree nominations made on the basis of individual service to the University and individual achievement.  An honorary degree may also be awarded to individuals who exemplify the University’s mission. Selected persons have excelled in a variety of areas--law, medicine, education, business, literature, politics, and entertainment.

The committee will forward nominations to President Kazee so he can make his recommendations to the faculty.  The faculty will vote on the final list of nominees.

Please email the following information to Robert Dion, committee chairperson, at, by Friday, November 3:

1. Nomination by (include name, phone and email address)
2. Name of person nominated
3. Title and/or profession of nominee
4. Rationale for the nomination (see criteria above)
5. Any biographical or background information on the nominee
6. Address information for contacting the nominee

Submitted by Robert Dion

* 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



* Tyler Gray named MVC Men's Golfer of the Week

On the heels of his second-consecutive medalist at the Butler Fall Invitational, University of Evansville senior Tyler Gray has been named the Missouri Valley Conference Men’s Golfer of the Week.

Gray defended his tournament championship at the Butler Fall Invitational on Tuesday at Highland Country Club in Indianapolis. After registering a 3-under 67 in the opening round, Gray followed that up with a 69 to assume a tie for the lead following day one. 

He carded a 2-under 68 in the third and final round to finish with a 6-under 204 on his way to medalist. He defeated Graham McAree of the University of Indianapolis by two strokes.

This weekend, the squad wraps up fall play at the Bill Ross Intercollegiate in Kansas City, Missouri.

* 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!


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