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Thursday, October 12, 2017

* Turn in your United Way pledge form today to win!

Early Bird deadline: October 16 at 5:00 p.m.

Regular deadline: October 23 at 5:00 p.m.

Fair Share Giving: Please check your packet for a NEW incentive for giving at the Fair Share level.

Take a moment today to fill out your United Way pledge form. The Early Bird Grand Prize is a $250 gift card to Amazon!

Turn in your pledge form at any time this week and be eligible to win more prizes:
• (5) free meals from Chartwells
• Season pass from the theatre department
• (4) passes for UE Men’s and Women’s Basketball games
• Tailgating blanket from UE’s bookstore
• Gift bag from Basket Kases
• Gift bag from Penny John’s
• $10 gift card from Honey Moon Coffee Shop

Please read the information in your packet and if you have any questions, feel free to contact Office of Human Resources at ext. 2943. Join UE today in helping make the Evansville community a better place for everyone!

* Active shooter drill scheduled

In cooperation with the Evansville Police Department, the University of Evansville is planning an Active Shooter Drill. In order to maintain the integrity of the drill exercise, the exact date and time will not be published in advance. Note: the drill is scheduled for some time between 8:00 a.m. on Wednesday, October 11 and 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 31. When the drill begins, all members of the campus community are expected to respond as if reacting to a real emergency situation. Participants are asked not to call 9-1-1 during the drill so that there is no disruption to the delivery of emergency services in the city. Also, please do not move your vehicle during a drill.

Things to know:

The drill will be announced to the campus community via an Ace Alert message. The alert will clearly state “THIS IS A DRILL” and will provide specific information relative to the location of a fictitious shooter. Only the Ace Alert message will activate the drill. 

The drill will not involve simulated gunshots or an individual(s) posing as a shooter. The Evansville Police Department will be present to provide constructive input during the drill and will provide direct feedback to those who are in the selected area(s). 

Whether or not you are in the direct area of the fictitious emergency, you should respond as you would if this were a real campus emergency. 

You should consider the possibility that a second “fictitious shooting event” may be part of the drill. 

The drill will conclude approximately 15 minutes after it begins with another Ace Alert message indicating the drill is over. 

At the conclusion of the drill, classes and/or activities will resume as normal. 

A Post Active Shooter Drill Survey will be emailed to all faculty, administrators, staff, and students on or before November 3. We ask that everyone respond to the survey as soon as possible after the drill.

How to respond during the drill:

Assess the situation! What do I know about the circumstances? What is the best response for me personally to ensure my safety? Then choose…

  • RUNIf the best way to keep yourself away from the fictitious danger is to flee the building, do so immediately. (For the drill, there is no reason to drive off-campus.)

    NOTE: In a real situation, if you hear gunshots on the other side of the building and you are close to an exit, law enforcement recommends running from the building. If you are outside, get as far away from the threat area as possible.  In some situations, you might decide that you can safely run away from the campus if the reported gunman is a good distance away from your campus location. 
  • HIDE: If you are in a position to lock a building door and can do so safely, do so. In addition, seek shelter inside of the building (classroom, closet, office, etc.)  If there is a lock on an interior door, lock yourself in the space. Go to a location in the room where you cannot be seen and stay in place until you are notified that the threat (drill) is over. Turn ringers and other tones off of cell phones and turn off lights if possible.
  • FIGHT: Note: There will be no need to FIGHT during this drill. In a real situation - If you are confronted with a gunman, you (and those with you) stand a better chance of surviving if you do something rather than nothing. Look around you. What would you use to help defend yourself?  

Remember: All exterior doors to buildings may be locked if the occupants within the building can do so safely. Electronic Card access may also be shut off. Use your best judgment in determining the safest course of action to protect yourself. Seconds count!

Watch the Video – Run, Hide, Fight.

As a reminder, you can find information about “Emergency Situations and Procedures” on the Safety and Security Website (https://www.evansville.edu/safety/emergencyProcedures.cfm) including a video on the Run, Hide, Fight response (https://www.evansville.edu/safety/) and additional information such as sheltering in place, outside and inside threats, and so forth. 

* 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 mk225@evansville.edu

* Front Oval parking restricted on Friday, October 13

On Friday, October 13, parking on the front oval will be restricted due to meetings of the UE Board of Trustees. In addition, please be aware that setups for a President’s Club Homecoming Harvest Party will occur throughout the day on the front oval.  

What's Happening Today

* Snyder Lecture featuring Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis TONIGHT at 7

The speaker will be former Boston Police Department commissioner Ed Davis, who was at the forefront of the emergency response to the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing and the arrests that followed.

The topic of Davis’s lecture will be “Policing in America: The Changing Landscape of Our Cities & Law Enforcement’s Role in Protecting Our Communities.”

This event is free and open to the public but registration is recommended. Walk ins will be welcomed on a first come first served basis at the door. Reserve your seat online here

Davis’s experience during the Boston Marathon bombings was depicted in the feature film, Patriots Day, which starred Mark Wahlberg, Kevin Bacon, and John Goodman as Commissioner Davis.

Davis is currently president and CEO of the business strategy and security agency, Edward Davis LLC. He has built a stellar reputation on his experience in interagency collaboration and law enforcement on local, state, national, and international levels. His insight in cyber security and anti-terrorism, as well as his expert knowledge in crisis management and strategic planning translates across industries. Davis’s unique approaches to terrorism, cyber security, and policing have been adopted both nationally and internationally in Singapore, London, Northern Ireland, Jordan, and Israel.

The Patricia H. Snyder Concert and Lecture Series was made possible in 1997 through an endowment from the late Patricia H. Snyder, trustee and longtime friend of University, to bring speakers or performers of renown to Evansville at no cost to the public.

A Q&A with Davis was featured in the Courier & Press. Read that story on the Courier & Press website here.

* 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 https://acelink.evansville.edu/Areas/Changemaker, or share your Changemaker stories at www.evansville.edu/changemaking. #UE Changemaker

Submitted by Cindy Kelley ck116@evansville.edu 

* Free coffee today with Career Development

Come for free coffee and an informal career chat with alumni and friends of the University today - Thursday, October 12 - 4:00-5:00 p.m. in the Phillips Study Alcove (opposite of WUEV) in the Ridgway University Center.
Learn about their journey to their current job and the skills needed for career success.

This week's focus: careers in parks, museums, and historical preservation.

Submitted by Alison Morris-McDonald am268@evansville.edu

* Soccer Darts and Bubble Soccer today!

Come to the East Terrace Lawn today from 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. to play Soccer Darts and then again from 4:00-7:00 p.m. to play Bubble Soccer with the Student Activities Board!

Submitted by Megan King mk225@evansville.edu 

* Salsa class planned for today

The Department of Foreign Languages and Cultures will be celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month by dancing salsa on October 12 from noon-1:00 p.m. on the East Lawn Terrace. The class will be taught by the best teacher ever, Erin Lewis! Please, join us!

Submitted by Lorena Andueza pa55@evansville.edu

* 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 mk225@evansville.edu

* "'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 kh327@evansville.edu or Olivia Shoup at os29@evansville.edu.

Submitted by Olivia Shoup os29@evansville.edu

Upcoming Events

* Catholic Mass at 1:00 p.m. Sunday in Neu Chapel

UE welcomes Fr. Godfrey Mullin, OSB, this Sunday for Mass at 1:00 p.m. in Neu Chapel. Everyone is welcome!

Submitted by Lily Renfro lr156@evansville.edu

* Panel discussion on racial prejudice in criminal justice system

Psych Club will be hosting its first panel discussion of the year today at 6:30 p.m. in Room 170 in the Schroeder School of Business building. The topic will be racial prejudice in the criminal justice system. The panel of faculty and students will speak about their relevant experiences.

Submitted by Jordan Buechler jb615@evansville.edu

* UE's Annual Chili Bowl Sale planned for October 26

The University of Evansville’s annual Chili Bowl Sale is planned for October 26 from 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. The event, which is sponsored by the UE Clay Club, will be set up in the area between Hyde and Sampson Halls on UE’s campus. The rain location for the event is Eykamp Hall, Room 253, Ridgway University Center.

Chartwells, the new food service provider at UE, will provide the chili this year.

For $10, customers can buy a one-of-a-kind ceramic bowl and fill it with chili. Styrofoam containers will be available for those who prefer not to put chili in their newly purchased bowls.

Smaller bowls priced at $5 and larger bowls ranging from $15-$50 will also be for sale at the event. There will be a few bowls sold at a Silent Auction as well, ranging in value from $60-$100.

The bowls are being made this year by members of the Clay Club and other UE students, faculty members, alumni, and members of the community.

Part of the proceeds from the sale will be donated to a local food pantry/kitchen. The rest will go to the Clay Club to be used to fund attendance at conferences, visiting artists, and studio/gallery visits.

* Homecoming Worship in Neu Chapel

The campus community is invited to join us for University Worship during Homecoming Weekend. We are very excited to welcome all visiting alumni and friends of UE to our congregation on this special Sunday at 11:00 a.m. Together we will sing; we will pray; we will be fed. As always, donuts and coffee will be served before and after the service. We hope to see you there!

Submitted by Keith Turner kt160@evansville.edu 

* UE Gives Back registration deadline extended to Tuesday, Oct. 17!

UE Gives Back – Fall is this Saturday, October 21. The registration deadline has been extended to next Tuesday, October 17!

Students, join your fellow Aces for this campus-wide day of service, either as an individual or as a group. Non-profits across Evansville are counting on you to get out in the community. Free T-shirt, donuts, and coffee provided starting at 8:00 a.m.

With over 200 spots available, we have needs doing advocacy work for a local peace center, helping with Halloween and other great events, working at Audubon State Park, some demolition work, and much more. Most opportunities range from 9:00 a.m.-noon, but we have afternoon and evening opportunities as well.

To register go to Get Connected or http://volunteer.evansville.edu. Look for the Students Only: UE Gives Back – Fall purple banner and search for opportunities now!

Questions? Contact Jackie Luedtke at jl295@evansville.edu or 812-488-1115.

Submitted by Jackie Luedtke jl295@evansville.edu

* Homecoming Pep Rally tonight at 8:00 p.m.

Join SAB, the Dance Team, the Cheer Team, and the Men's Soccer Team today - Friday, October 13 - at 8:00 p.m. on the East Terrace Lawn for the Homecoming Pep Rally. Mr. and Miss UE finalists will be announced and free T-shirts will be passed out!

Submitted by Megan King mk225@evansville.edu

* Speaker Series/Lunch & Learn

Please plan to join us for our first Mentor Speaker Series Luncheon/Lunch and Learn, on Thursday, October 19 from 12:15-1:15 p.m. in Eykamp Hall, Room 252, Ridgway University Center. We will have a panel of the Young Professional Alliance from Southwest Indiana Chamber of Commerce discussing and answering your questions on networking and career-related issues. If you wish to reserve a free lunch, please RSVP here: www.uealumnionline.com/lunchandlearnOct17 by October 13. This event is open to the campus community.

Submitted by Linda Wulf lw8@evansville.edu 

* UE Bookstore Homecoming Sale and hours

The UE Bookstore will be offering 15 percent OFF all clothing and gifts purchases during Homecoming, October 13-15. Store hours are expanded to Friday, 8:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.; Saturday, 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.; and Sunday, noon-2:00 p.m. Stop in and save all weekend long.

Submitted by Doug Gustwiller dg57@evansville.edu 

* This Week in Music: Opera guest artist

The UE music department welcomes guest artist Jacqueline Horner-Kwiatek in recital tonight - Friday, October 13 - at 7:30 p.m. in Wheeler. Horner-Kwiatek is a former vocalist of Anonymous 4, with whom she recorded twelve award-winning CDs. She is a versatile and accomplished musician and is a highly sought after performer of new music. She has premiered several operatic roles by composers as varied as Harrison Birtwistle and Phil Kline, and she has appeared as guest soloist with several of the world’s leading new music ensembles.

Horner-Kwiatek also regularly performs early music, and has performed throughout Europe and the United States. She is voice teacher in New York, where she maintains a private studio and is an Adjunct Professor of Voice at Colombia University Teachers College, Fordham University, and the Dalton School.

Horner-Kwiatek’s recital will feature works by Butterworth, Ferguson, Britten, and Copland, as well as series of anonymous works from the 13th century.

For complete program information, please visit the music department’s concert calendar at: https://www.evansville.edu/majors/music/eventDetails.cfm?eventId=13396.

The concert is free and open to the public. It is made possible by the generosity of the William E. Schmidt Foundation and an anonymous donor.

Submitted by James Sullivan js820@evansville.edu

* Indiana Means Business Career Fair

Register via JobLink for this exciting career fair for business-related disciplines! The event is October 31 from 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. (Eastern) at the Indianapolis Downtown Marriott.

Students in all class levels encouraged to attend.

Bus transportation provided from UE. Reserve a seat online at https://www.evansville.edu/careercenter/students/busReservationForm.cfm.

Register for the fair by Tuesday, October 24, through UE JobLink (Jobs tab --> search for posting 901450)

Need assistance with your job, internship, co-op or graduate school search? Please contact the Center for Career Development: career@evansville.edu or 812-488-1083.

Submitted by Alison Morris-McDonald am268@evansville.edu

* Deadline Monday for Engineering Speed Networking

Engineering Speed Networking is set for the evening of October 18. You must pre-register by Monday, October 16, in order to attend. RSVP today under JobLink’s Events tab (Workshops). https://evansville-csm.symplicity.com/.

Submitted by Alison Morris-McDonald am268@evansville.edu

* Health Careers Fair next Tuesday

Over 60 employers are registered for the Health Careers Fair planned on Tuesday, October 17, 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. in the Student Fitness Center.

All students, freshmen through seniors, who are considering a health-related career should attend. Pre-register for the event in JobLink to allow employers to view your resume early!

Don't forget to download the app, Career Fair Plus, to view employer details and event layout. Search for Career Fair Plus on the App Store and Google Play Store.

Submitted by Alison Morris-McDonald am268@evansville.edu

* Free lunch! UE Connect Lunch and Learn Thursday, October 19

"What I've found over time is who you know matters just as much as what you know," said Steven Stump, Evansville Business Journal 20 Under 40 Rising Leader.

Informal and formal networking are a part of nearly every successful career today. Join members of the Young Professional Alliance for lunch on Thursday, October 19. Steven and other members from the Young Professional Alliance steering committee will discuss the power of networking, and share best practices for preparation, introductions, presenting yourself professionally, and more.

The event is planned from 12:15-1:15 p.m. in Eykamp Hall, Ridgway University Center. The admission fee is complimentary for all students and professionals.

Register online by Tuesday, October 17, at www.uealumnionline.com/lunchandlearnOct17.

Panelist include:

  • Brooke Fisher, Old National Bank
  • Ashley Murray, Southwest Indiana Chamber of Commerce
  • Josey Roth, Evansville Christian Life Center
  • Steven Stump, University of Southern Indiana

Submitted by Liz Riffert EL37@evansville.edu 

* Arlen Kaufman investiture ceremony planned for Oct. 14

UE professor of chemistry Arlen Kaufman will be inducted as the G. Richard and Rita Eykamp Endowed Chair in Chemistry at an investiture ceremony Saturday, October 14, at 1:00 p.m. in Neu Chapel. A reception will immediately follow in Neu Chapel.

Submitted by Lisa Wiesjahn lw193@evansville.edu 

* 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: https://www.evansville.edu/careercenter/students/GpIntro.cfm.

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 gw5@evansville.edu

* Donations of food and hygiene products for local food pantry

The UE nursing seniors are sponsoring a food drive for Catalyst Church Food Pantry until November 1. A table will be set up in Ridgway University Center for food or monetary donations today from 8:00 a.m.-noon. (There may be an additional table set up in Carson Center during the Career Fair today.) In addition, donation boxes will be set up around campus.

In addition to taking donations at the Ridgway table, the group will also be taking orders for T-shirts at $15 each. The shirts will be available in four different colors. Proceeds from the T-shirt sale will be used to buy needed materials and food and hygiene items to donate to the pantry. 

Donations of peanut butter and jelly and canned fruit in 100 percent juice are especially needed. The students are also gathering donations of new or gently used socks and hygiene products such as baby wipes, bar soap, deodorant, mouthwash, toothbrushes, and toothpaste.

Each year, the UE senior nursing class takes on a project that promotes good health in the community. This year, they are partnering with the food pantry to address the problem of food insecurity, an inadequate amount of resources to provide basic needs, including medical care and food.

“People have to decide between food or utilities, food or transportation, medical care, housing, and bills,” explained UE nursing student Megan Dunn. “We are teaming up with the Catalyst Church Food Pantry due to their commitment to serving the food insecure of Evansville. They will serve anyone who comes through the door and they provide three meals a week per family.”

For more information, contact nursingproject2017@evansville.edu.

Changemaker Corner

* UE Changemakers – Institute for Banking and Finance: Financial literacy for expectant parents

The St. Vincent Financial Preparedness Program Leadership Team is part of UE’s Institute for Banking and Finance’s program to provide financial literacy for expectant parents. The team educates expecting parents on the impact their new baby will have on their financial lives. Launched in 2014, students have already trained over 100 parents. To learn more, go to www.evansville.edu/ibf/.

* UE Changemakers – Ace Care pro-bono PT clinic

Ace CARE is a pro bono physical therapy clinic run by UE Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) students. Uninsured, underinsured or homeless patients can receive physical therapy on campus at no cost. Ace CARE has expanded its services to include a group exercise program for those who have had a stroke. Ace CARE is an opportunity for DPT students to expand their social awareness and professional skills. To learn more, go to www.evansville.edu/majors/physicaltherapy/acecare.cfm

* UE Changemakers – Change Fest

On Friday, September 15, UE sponsored its first ever ChangeFest to support programs that are bringing positive change to the world - Mission Guatemala, Cuba Skate, the upcoming Habitat for Humanity build in Guatemala, and more. The main attraction was an official attempt to break the Guinness world record for the highest stack of tortillas. Several UE ChangeFest Interactive Stations were also set up at the event. Activities at these stations included a photo booth where students submitted stories about the positive changes they’ve made on campus and/or in the world as well as the changes they’d like to see happen. To learn more, go to www.evansville.edu/majors/mechanicalengineering/news.cfm

* UE Changemakers – Anti-bias team

An anti-bias team of UE students has been prepared by the Office of Diversity Initiatives to present anti-bias education to 7-12 graders. The team teaches anti-bias to these younger students through discussions of culture, racial identity, fairness, gender equity, family structures, differences in ability, and the celebration of holidays and cultural traditions. These efforts help local youth become part of the Anti-Bias Education Initiative through the University of Evansville. To learn more, go to www.evansville.edu/offices/diversity/antiBiasTeam.cfm.

* UE Changemakers – Annual Days of Service

UE students are encouraged to participate in two flagship days of service each semester called UE Gives Back. Students choose from dozens of opportunities that fit their availability and comfort level. During the 2013-14 academic year, UE students reported more than 19,000 hours of service to the community. Students took part in service activities that included: tutoring, building homes and assisting and visiting the elderly. To learn more, go to www.evansville.edu/studentengagement/annualDays.cfm.

* UE Changemakers – UE Gap alternative energy project

The UE Gap alternative energy project is an alternative energy and energy efficiency consulting firm run by UE students. Under the guidance of a professor and professionals, the students analyze, inform, and connect individuals and businesses with alternative energy and energy efficiency possibilities. They also recommend energy providers in the area. To learn more, go to www.evansville.edu/ecubed/.

* UE Changemakers – Changemaker Incubator

In June 2016, UE’s Evansville’s Institute for Global Enterprise received a $20,000 Ball Venture Fund award to build a Changemaker Incubator on campus. The Changemaker Incubator provides space for social entrepreneurs to exchange ideas, connect with mentors, collaborate, pitch ideas, and develop skills to get their ideas off the ground. To learn more, go to www.evansville.edu/globalenterprise/articleDetail.cfm?articleId=785.

* UE Changemakers – Upgrade Bikeshare

Two UE Changemaker Challenge teams each proposed a bike sharing project and afterward worked together on that project. UE is now one of several Evansville area organizations that is participating in a city-wide bike sharing program called Upgrade Bike Share. Seventy cruiser bikes are available at seven stations across Evansville for members to use on demand. To learn more, go to www.zagster.com/press/blog/zagster-brings-bike-sharing-to-evansville.

* UE Changemakers – Leadership groups

UE students can join one of two leadership groups on campus in order to enhance leadership skills. UE Leadership Academy is a two-year commitment during which members graduate from the Personal Leadership Tier, the Peer Leadership Tier, or the Community Leadership Tier. UE Catalysts for Change is a free program consisting of sessions focused on various topics of leadership and service. For more information, go to www.evansville.edu/studentengagement/leadershipGroups.cfm.

Info You Should Know

* Spring/Intersession textbook adoptions due

This is a reminder to all academic departments that textbook adoptions for the Intersession and Spring 2018 are now due in the UE Bookstore. Prompt submission helps obtain cheaper books for students. If you have any questions please contact the bookstore.

Submitted by Doug Gustwiller dg57@evansville.edu 

* Cast your vote for Mr. and Miss UE on AceLink

Cast your vote for Mr. and Miss UE on AceLink today! Voting closes Friday, October 13 at noon. Top four men and top four women will be announced at the Pep Rally on Friday, October 13 at 8:00 p.m. on the East Terrace Lawn. Mr. and Miss will be crowned during halftime of the men's soccer game on Saturday, October 14 at 5:00 p.m.

Submitted by Megan King mk225@evansville.edu 

* Important changes in event setup requests

An important change has been made in event setup requests. All event setups are now being handled by the housekeeping department. Housekeeping can be contacted at 812-488-2045 or housekeeping@evansville.edu.

* Now accepting faculty/staff Phi Beta Delta nominations

Phi Beta Delta is an honor society “dedicated to recognizing scholarly achievement in international education.” The University of Evansville has recently been designated as the Theta Eta Chapter of Phi Beta Delta, which honors both students and faculty/staff for their involvement in international activities.

You are now welcome to nominate fellow faculty/staff members to be inducted into Phi Beta Delta. For more information regarding how to nominate a faculty/staff member, you can visit the study abroad website www.evansville.edu/studyabroad/phiBetaDelta.cfm.

The nomination form can be found on the right side of the screen.

All questions and completed forms may be e-mailed to Greta Becker at gb91@evansville.edu. Please have all forms turned in by October 27.

Submitted by Greta Becker gb91@evansville.edu

* HoopFest tickets now available to general public

Fans of the University of Evansville men’s and women’s basketball teams are invited to sign up for their seats to the 2017 HoopFest event, which is set for October 25 at Meeks Family Fieldhouse.

Tickets are free, but seating is limited. You can guarantee your ticket is by registering here or by calling or texting 812-488-ACES or by visiting the Carson Center ticket office. Approximately 500 seats remain and are going fast. Fans are limited to four tickets apiece.

HoopFest, which is presented by Heritage Federal Credit Union, will take place starting at 7:00 p.m. on the 25th with the doors opening an hour prior.  Both the men’s and women’s squads will be on hand for scrimmages, contests and much more.

Schedule posters for both teams will be available with a team autograph session following the event.  For more information, call 812-488-ACES.

This will also be the first opportunity for season ticket holders to pick up their ticket boxes.

* Updates from Chartwells: New general manager, Chick-fil-A opening, alcohol permit application, social media connections

Chartwells Hires New General Manager
Chris Clay has been hired as the new general manager for Chartwells at the University of Evansville. He comes to UE after serving as the director of dining services for Chartwells at the University of West Florida. Learn more about Clay and the rest of the Chartwells staff here: https://www.dineoncampus.com/ue/staff. 

Chick-fil-A is scheduled to open on Wednesday, November 1
Chick-fil-A serves chicken sandwiches, nuggets, spicy chicken sandwiches, and legendary waffle potato fries. Hours of operation for the Ridgway University Center location will be as follows:

Monday - Thursday:          10:30 a.m. – midnight
Friday:                                10:30 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Saturday:                            2:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Sunday:                              Closed

Chartwell’s Applying for Alcohol Permit
Chartwells is applying for an alcohol permit. As part of the process, they are required to post a sign announcing intent to acquire a license and to communicate details of the application process. The neon orange sign will remain posted for 10 days from October 14-24. Chartwells will appear before the board on October 24 for permit approval.

Connect with Chartwells on Social Media
Chartwells takes suggestions and posts menu updates on social media. Check them out at the links below:

* Be a resident assistant for Spring 2018

Residence Life is currently accepting applications for the resident assistant position for the Spring 2018 semester. We are looking for students who want to build communities and make a difference for residents in the residence halls. Go to our website at www.evansville.edu/residencelife to apply today! The application deadline is October 25. Contact Jackie Luedtke at jl295@evansville.edu if you have questions.

Submitted by Greg O’Connor go26@evansville.edu

* 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: https://uoebusiness.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_57Mp32igyRvF3Nz

If you have questions, contact mc326@evansville.edu.

Submitted by Cally Roberts cr186@evansville.edu

* 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: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1yghTb5ZMrw7H9eSu3FVZC5IR4IzHLP74C_8Svm3jkLU/edit?usp=sharing

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 (em238@evansville.edu) or Ebonique Ellis (ee86@evansville.edu)!

Submitted by Emile Moura Coelho da Silva em238@evansville.edu

* 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 rd35@evansville.edu, 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 rd35@evansville.edu

Congratulations

* Robert Dion featured in Indiana Historical Society exhibition

The Indiana Historical Society recently unveiled its newest exhibition, Be Heard: LGBT Experiences in Indiana. The display is the culmination of years of work done by Indianapolis photographer Mark Lee in gathering oral histories from a wide variety of people across the state, including Robert Dion, chairperson of the Department of Law, Politics, and Society. The exhibition chronicles the many challenges faced by LGBT Hoosiers and their allies over the years, along with some of their signature triumphs. It will be on display at the Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana History Center in Indianapolis until November 4. Professor Dion will be teaching a course on Gay and Lesbian Politics (PSCI 390) next spring.

More information on the exhibition can be found here:  www.nbcnews.com/feature/nbc-out/be-heard-new-exhibit-chronicles-lgbtq-experiences-indiana-n800291.

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