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Friday, November 17, 2017

* UE Plans 40th Anniversary Commemoration of 1977 Plane Crash

The University of Evansville will hold a 40th Anniversary Commemoration of the 1977 Plane Crash on Wednesday, December 13 at 7:00 p.m. The ceremony will be held at Memorial Plaza on the UE campus.

The Air Indiana Flight 216 crashed at 7:22 p.m. on the evening of December 13, 1977 carrying the University of Evansville basketball team along with coaches, administrators, and fans. Those gathered will observe a moment of silence at that time during the candlelight vigil.

The order of service will include candle lighting, a reading of the names of those who perished in the plane crash, and a bell ringing during each interval. University of Evansville President Thomas A. Kazee will provide a statement, followed by the singing of the UE alma mater, prayers, and bagpipes.

An opportunity for informal gathering and fellowship will be offered in Ridgway University Center’s 1959 Gallery and Lounge immediately following the ceremony. Neu Chapel will also be open for personal prayer and meditation throughout the evening.

The public is invited to attend this commemoration and the University of Evansville is working to personally reach families of those who perished. A Facebook event has also been created for interested guests to stay up to date with information. Visit to find the event. 

Additionally, a memorial service to honor the first responders involved in this tragedy will be held at Oak Hill Cemetery at 11:00 a.m. on the same day.


What's Happening Today

* UE's 31st Annual International Bazaar

The University of Evansville’s 31st annual International Bazaar is planned today - Friday, November 17 - from 5:00-7:00 p.m., in Ridgway University Center on UE’s campus. Visitors to the bazaar will “travel the world” by experiencing the food, customs and cultures of UE’s international students, a diverse group that represents 61 countries.

The event is open to the public. General admission is $10, or $7 in advance. UE students and children five and under will be admitted for free. Pre-sale discounts are available through Thursday, November 16. Purchase your $7 pre-sale ticket at the Office of Cultural Engagement and International Services during regular business hours or at 

Proceeds from the event will benefit the International Rescue Committee. This organization responds to the world's worst humanitarian crises, helping to restore health, safety, education, economic well-being, and power to people devastated by conflict and disaster.

The bazaar is part of the University’s celebration of International Education Week.

To learn more about the bazaar, visit the UE International Education Week web page or contact the Office of Cultural Engagement and International Services at 812-488-2279.

* P.E.A.C.E. meeting today

There will be a P.E.A.C.E. meeting today - Friday, November 17 - at 3:00 p.m. in Room 73 in the Schroeder School of Business Building. Come find out what P.E.A.C.E. has been working on and join in! We are over 13% of the way (we have collected over 130 signed letters) to our goal of 1,000 letters to mail to government officials requesting the instantiation of a hate crimes bill in Indiana. For the next steps we are partnering with the Honors Student Club and Scholars for Syria and setting up tabling opportunities. At the meeting we will also discuss other exciting opportunities. We hope you can make it! If you'd like to contribute and spread the word and need a stack of letters for folks to sign, just email All completed letters can be slid under the door of Room 342 in Olmsted Administration Hall – the office of professor Lisa Kretz - or put in her mailbox (third floor of Olmsted Hall), and they will be mailed out.

Submitted by Lisa Kretz 

* Final #readingseries of the semester!

Please join the folks in creative writing today - Friday, November 17 - at The Slice for the fall semester’s final #readingseries. This reading will feature original work by students Jenna Sumpter, Oli Ross-Musick, and Sari Baum. The reading will start promptly at 4:00 p.m., so if you’re looking to enjoy some delicious pizza while you’re there, please arrive early as The Slice can be charmingly slow. Hope to see you all there!

Submitted by Lisa Nikolidakis


Upcoming Events

* Volleyball to wrap up 2017 season on the road

In the last weekend of the regular season, the University of Evansville volleyball team heads north for matches at Bradley and Loyola.

Last weekend, the Purple Aces completed the home schedule against Valparaiso and Loyola. UE dropped those contests by finals of 3-1 and 3-0, respectively. Mildrelis Rodriguez had a match-high 17 kills against the Crusaders while Rachel Tam posted 13 to lead the team on Saturday versus the Ramblers.

The Purple Aces honored their four seniors as the team completed its home schedule. Prior to Saturday’s contest against Loyola, Cathy Schreiber, Erlicia Griffith, Montana Schafer and Jelena Merseli were recognized.

Mildrelis Rodriguez has always done well for the Aces on both sides of the net and that showed on Friday against Valparaiso. The junior finished the contest with 20 digs and 17 kills. In a 5-set win over Bradley earlier this season, Rodriguez had a great 20-20 performance, notching 21 kills and 22 digs while adding three block assists. It was the first such performance for a UE player since Brooke Maher in 2010. Maher had 20 kills and 31 digs versus Drake on Nov. 20, 2010.  Rodriguez is second on the team with 2.44 kills per set and is also second with 3.46 digs per game.

Rachel Tam had a strong effort in the final weekend of home action as she finished with 23 kills in the contests against Valpo and Loyola. That translated into an average of 3.29 per set.  In her previous 30 sets of work, Tam averaged just 2.0 kills per set. In the first meeting of the season at SIU, she set career marks in kills (27) and attempts (79). Her kill total was the most for a UE player since Oct. 24, 2015. Tam continues to lead the way for the Aces with 2.86 kills per set.

Sitting at .267 for the season, Cathy Schreiber has been UE’s most accurate hitter. In the weekend of October 27-28, Schreiber had 24 kills in 44 attempts with just six errors while notching 4.00 kills per set.  Schreiber’s season hitting mark of .267 ranks near the top ten in the MVC. She has had double figure kills in five of the last 10 matches while hitting .300 or higher on ten occasions.

Entering the final weekend of play, Bradley sits at 9-21 overall and 2-14 in conference play. They have dropped their last five league outings. Erica Haslag is ranked second in the Valley with 4.28 blocks per set while Kathryn Graf is third in blocks with an average of 0.98 per game.

Illinois State enters the homestretch with a mark of 18-11 and are solidly in the conference tournament with an 11-5 record. The Redbirds have won three in a row, taking down Valparaiso, Loyola and Bradley.  Jaelyn Keene sits third in the MVC with 3.99 kills per set while Courtney Pence leads the Valley in digs (6.62/set).

* UE Bookstore Thanksgiving Sale

The UE Bookstore is offering 15% OFF the original price of all clothing and gift purchases Monday-Wednesday, November 20-22, for the Thanksgiving holiday. Items already discount are exempt from additional discount. Stop in and see some of the holiday door busters we have on sale and get an early start to holiday shopping. Please keep in mind the UE Bookstore closes at NOON on November 22.

Submitted by Doug Gustwiller 

* Decorating Neu Chapel today for Christmas!

Do you have a love for Christmas decorating?

Do you get enjoyment from trimming the tree and stringing lights?

Then you are invited to join the Neu Chapel community this evening (November 20) from 6:00-9:00 p.m. as we "deck the halls" for the Advent and Christmas seasons. It will be a fun time of getting into the holiday spirit. The more the merrier! We hope to see you there!

Submitted by Keith Turner

* University Worship in Neu Chapel

For the rest of the semester, the Neu Chapel Community will be observing holy days in University Worship. This Sunday, we will be observing the First Sunday in the Advent season. We will bless and light the first candle on the Advent wreath, sing festive music, and consider how God loves to speak to us in the middle of our chaotic and crazy lives. Join us for what is sure to be a meaningful Sunday, where we will worship, pray, and enjoy coffee and donuts together! All are invited to attend!

Submitted by Keith Turner 

* Sunday Catholic Mass at 1:00 p.m., 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

* Student leadership conference: Bright Lights, Brighter Leaders

On January 20, the Center for Student Engagement in partnership with the University of Evansville Leadership Academy will host the 2018 Student Leadership Conference: Bright Lights, Brighter Leaders. The event will be in Eykamp Hall, Room 251, Ridgway University Center, from 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Breakfast and lunch will be served to participants.

Fill out this registration form to sign up for the event. Early registration closes December 7 (Reading/Study Day); participants must register by this day to be guaranteed a T-shirt. Details on how the shirts will be delivered can be found on the registration form. A non-refundable deposit is due by Dec 15 in order to secure your spot.

The event will feature speakers the surrounding areas. Students will be exposed to several aspects of leadership, entrepreneurship, and community building throughout the day. Any student wanting to advance their leadership skills or collaborate with others are invited to attend.

Please contact Lilee Robinson ( with any questions or concerns.

Submitted by Jalyn Kowalski 

* Come check out UECC!

This Saturday, November 18, the Mortano Hall Council will be hosting UE Comic Con! UECC will feature multiple student-run booths supporting a variety of fandoms. There will also be food and fun activities, such as games and a costume contest. The fun will start at 1:00 p.m. in the Carson Center small gym. We look forward to seeing you there!

Submitted by Madison Smith

* Rotary Santa Run will support the Changemaker Challenge

The Rotary Santa Run will be held on Saturday, December 2nd at 9am at the Buffalo Trace Center. It is a perfect way to begin your run into the holiday season.

This 5K Run/Walk and/or and 1 Mile stroll is an event that is fun for the participants and spectators alike. Each participant receives a 5-piece Santa outfit, including a beard. They are asked to wear the Santa suit in the event. Prizes will be given for the most decorative. What a sight!

Proceeds from the 2017 Santa Run will benefit the University of Evansville's Changemaker Challenge program for 2018. This program follows the mission statement of Rotary's by empowering the leaders of tomorrow to make a better community for all. Local students compete with innovative ideas to make our community a better destination.

We hope to see you there.

You will make a difference while having a “jolly time!”

Santa Run Poster. Text appears in article above.

Submitted by Cathy Renner 

* UE Theatre presents The Tempest

The University of Evansville Department of Theatre proudly presents William Shakespeare’s The Tempest, in UE’s Shanklin Theatre. Performances are November 18 at 7:30 p.m. and November 19 at 2:00 p.m.

A fantastical island filled with magic and mystery sets the stage for this enchanting tale of romance, betrayal, and the power of forgiveness. After a vengeful sorceress conjures a maritime storm in order to shipwreck her malevolent sister, both familial and royal drama ensues. Thought by many to be Shakespeare’s final solo play, this rom-com-meets-action-adventure-fantasy is a thrilling story for all ages.

The Tempest is directed by associate professor Christia Ward. Elizabeth Tredinnick, a senior from Chicago, Illinois, is the co-scenic designer along with associate professor Eric Renschler ’83; visiting assistant professor Sarah J. Smith is the costume designer; associate professor Stephen Boulmetis is the lighting designer; Melia Schnefke, a senior from St. Louis, Missouri, is the sound designer; Professor Chuck Meacham is the technical director; Professor Diane Brewer is the dramaturg; and Emma Blevins, a senior from San Antonio, Texas, is the stage manager.

The cast features Meredith Ham, a junior from Castle Rock, Colorado, as Prospera, and Aaron Gonner, a senior from Dubuque, Iowa, as Ariel. The 20-person cast also features Amanda Suggs, a junior from Cedar Park, Texas, as Miranda; Jack Russell, a freshman from Montgomery, Texas, as Ferdinand; and Joseph W. Schwalb, a senior from Thiensville, Wisconsin, as Caliban.

Ticket prices are $18 for adults and $16 for senior adults, students, and UE faculty and staff. UE students may obtain one free student rush ticket beginning at noon on the day of the performance they wish to attend.

Following The Tempest, the rest of the Shanklin Theatre season includes Sense and Sensibility by Kate Hamill, February 16-25; and The Grapes of Wrath by Frank Galati, April 13-22.

Tickets may be purchased by calling 812-488–2031, Monday through Friday, noon- 5:00 p.m.

* Essential Ellington Concert on Nov. 28

The UE Jazz Ensemble I will present its Essential Ellington Concert on Tuesday, November 28 at 7:30 p.m. in Wheeler Concert Hall. The concert is free and open to the public, however if you purchase a $25 ticket you will get preferred seating and be invited to a post-concert reception on stage. The reception will include an open bar and light hors d'oeuvres.

Please RSVP by Monday, November 20, by calling 812-488-2754 or going online at

All proceeds will benefit the department of music. 

The concert will feature student and faculty soloist, dancers, and a lecture by UE's musicologist Kristen Strandberg. Wheeler Concert Hall will also be converted into the famed Cotton Club. Come swing with us!

Submitted by Tim Zifer 


Changemaker Corner

* UE opens Changemaker Incubator at ribbon cutting ceremony

The University of Evansville unveiled its new Changemaker Incubator during a ribbon cutting ceremony today. In attendance were UE president Tom Kazee, UE students, and representatives from Hafer, an Evansville design and architecture firm that designed the space.

Ribbon Cutting

The Changemaker Incubator will accelerate the growth of social enterprise start-ups by providing space for social entrepreneurs to gather, exchange ideas, connect with mentors, collaborate with community partners, pitch ideas, and develop skills necessary to get their ideas off the ground. UE hosts annual Changemaker Challenges that empower young people to use innovation for positive change in the world.

“Developing entrepreneurial ideas that make a difference in the world is something that resonates well with this generation of young people, and the impact they will make is profound. We are delighted about the possibilities this incubator space will provide for these Changemakers who are tackling important issues and offering fresh perspectives and innovative solutions,” says Jill Griffin, executive director for the Institute of Global Enterprise.

The design for the Changemaker Incubator is a culmination of several brainstorming sessions between UE students, Hafer’s design team and members of UE’s facilities department. During the interactive design process, students stated their dreams and desires for the new space while Hafer listened and interactively translated their vision into a three-dimensional computer based design model.  With a small space and limited budget, Hafer’s designers were challenged to work with the students to make the most out of this project to ensure it was designed with creativity, thoughtfulness, and versatility in mind. 

“At Hafer, we are grateful to be given the opportunity to work on such an important project. We absolutely enjoyed collaborating with the students to create a space where they can envision solutions to solve the problems of our community and the world,” said Jack Faber, Principal / Architect + Designer
At Hafer. “It is in a creative, thoughtfully designed space, like the Changemaker Incubator, where students will come to solve problems and dream in ways we never imagined.  For us, there is nothing more fulfilling than helping people make a difference.”

The design promotes creativity and collaboration. Walls are covered with marker paint, allowing students’ thoughts to endlessly flow throughout the space without the need to erase and start over. It is also equipped with the necessary technology to handle long-distance and virtual meetings. Furniture selection was a key component to the successful use of the space.  It was specifically selected to allow for innovation to occur in a variety of comfortable settings. Tables can be brought together to create one large surface for group discussions. Or, the furniture may be separated to provide several breakout group arrangements. A cantilevered custom built marker board/divider wall was also created to completely divide the room into two separate spaces, which adds to the flexibility on-the-fly nature of the space.  Students also have the choice of rolling chairs, eclectic bean bags and stools containing storage space inside. In the end, the Changemaker Incubator provides students a place to inspire innovation and encourages them to think far outside the box.

Funding for the space came in June of 2016 when UE’s Institute for Global Enterprise received a $20,000 Ball Venture Fund award to build the Changemaker Incubator. The Ball Venture Fund, established by the Ball Brothers Foundation and administered by the Independent Colleges of Indiana (ICI), provides seed funding for innovative start-up programs at ICI member institutions. UE’s grant was one of four selected out of 36 submissions that year.

* Changemaker Spotlight: Aaron Straight

Aaron StraightAaron Straight is both student and teacher these days. The University of Evansville junior is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in chemistry while volunteering as a chemistry teacher and tutor at Newburgh Christian School.

Aaron, a graduate of NCS, was asked by the school to help out when their science teacher moved to Texas. He knew it would be a challenge due to his own class schedule but was happy to take on the responsibility and give back to the community by helping younger students achieve their academic goals.

“I love being a part of the students’ lives,” he said. “Even if it’s just spending a few minutes before starting class to ask how everyone has been and what exciting events have happened.”


Info You Should Know

* Student Health Center -Thanksgiving Break Hours

The Student Health Center will be closed on Wednesday, November 22 through Friday, November 24. The Student Health Center will reopen Monday, November 27 at 8:00 a.m. In the event you need medical care, please contact Campus Security at 812-488-2051 or dial 911. The Health Center staff would like to wish everyone a safe and happy Thanksgiving break.

Submitted by Ashley Craig

* Men's basketball improves to 3-0 win 66-50 win over SEMO

Three days after posting a career-high 11 assists, sophomore Dru Smith dished out nine more while posting 17 points to help the University of Evansville men's basketball team take a 66-50 win over Southeast Missouri State on Thursday night at the Ford Center.

"They are hard to defend and scored 95 last time out against Louisiana Tech," UE head coach Marty Simmons said. "Our guys did a great job on the defensive end.  Overall, our team defense was really good."

Smith hit five out of six attempts from the field for the Purple Aces (3-0) in 38 minutes of action. It tied his career mark in minutes, which was also set last time out against North Carolina Central. Smith was UE's leading rebounder with six and also had a game-high of nine helpers; over the last two games, Smith has notched 20 assists. Ryan Taylor tied Smith for the game-high as he posted 17 while hitting three triples. Blake Simmons also had the long ball going once again, knocking down three from outside on his way to 11 points. 

"One of the keys once again was the free throws," Smith said. "They shot seven and we shot 27.  Coach told us that was the difference in the game."

SEMO (1-2) was led by a double-double from Milos Vranes, who finished the evening with 16 points and a game-high 10 rebounds. Daniel Simmons had nine tallies.

Evansville took a 5-0 lead in the opening minutes and never looked back. Dru Smith got UE on the board with a triple before a 4-for-5 start got the Aces off to a 10-2 advantage. Blake Simmons also had a triple in the run. Just over halfway into the period, Solomon Hainna hit a free throw to give UE its first double digit lead of the night at 20-10.

The RedHawks got within seven at 24-17 when Daniel Simmons hit a triple, but Smith responded with his second 3-pointer of the night as UE finished the half on a 12-4 run to take a 36-21 halftime lead. Smith and Duane Gibson led the squad with eight points apiece in the opening stanza.

After Ryan Taylor notched his second trey in the opening minute of the second half, Smith hit two buckets to push the lead to 22 points at 43-21. Just over three minutes into the half, SEMO got on the board with a triple of his own. He hit another a minute later to gut the gap to 16 points at 43-27. The run for SEMO extended to 8-0 before Blake Simmons knocked down a triple to end the stretch.

UE was able to extend the lead back out to 26 tallies as a pair of Smith free throws made it a 58-32 contest inside of the 9-minute mark. SEMO went on a 13-2 run to get back within 15 with 4:14 on the clock, but the Aces were able to fend off the challenge and finish the night with a 66-50 victory. The Aces shot 40.0% on the night while holding the RedHawks to 39.6%. Rebounds went the way of the RedHawks by a 31-28 final.

Evansville has won its first three games for the fourth time in five years. All three wins have come by double figures, marking the first time UE has started the season 3-0 while winning each game by 10 or more since the 1998-99 season. 

* Attention December 2017 graduates!

If you are graduating in December and have earned a military honorable discharge or a general discharge under honorable conditions, are on active duty, in active drilling status, or are an ROTC cadet, please notify Cherie Leonhardt in the Office of Veterans Affairs at or call 488-2141 ASAP. The Office of Veterans Affairs and UE VETS have a special graduation gift for you!

Submitted by Cherie Leonhardt

* Correction: Wind Ensembles Concert time

The Wind Ensembles Concert, which will take place this Sunday, November 19 in Wheeler Concert Hall, will begin at 2:30 p.m., not 1:00 p.m. as originally publicized. Please see the music department concert calendar for further details.

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* Nov. 30 deadline for Next Generation Hoosier Educators Scholarship application

The Next Generation Hoosier Educators Scholarship will be awarded to 200 high-achieving high school and college students interested in pursuing a career in education. The scholarship offers the amount of $7,500 each year for up to four years (up to $30,000) to students who commit to teaching in Indiana for five consecutive years upon graduation. In order to academically qualify for this scholarship, students must rank in the top 20 percent of their high school graduation class or have an ACT or SAT score in the top 20 percent. Apply by November 30 at

Submitted by Cathleen Wright

* Kaplan MCAT prep course

University of Evansville has partnered with Kaplan to offer MCAT Test Prep sessions. The course will run in the spring starting in January for students looking to take the MCAT in April, May, June, or later.

The classes will meet at the University of Evansville for three hours on Wednesday nights for 12 weeks. In December, the location of the room will be sent to those registered for the course.

The deadline to register is December 1. Space is limited!

Special pricing for UE students at $1,499. Please visit to register and for more details.

Submitted by Lindsay Roberts

* Deadline to participate in Adopt-a-Family is TODAY at NOON

If you would like to be a part of Adopt-a-Family this holiday season, you need to contact Jackie Luedtke ( by NOON today - Monday, November 20. This event pairs a group, or individual, with a family who is in need of Christmas presents. It's a great way to give back to the community and put a smile on someone's face!

The Center for Student Engagement is once again partnering with Aurora, a local non-profit that helps those experiencing homelessness, for Adopt-a-Family. It would be wonderful to have lots of participation from UE this year!

If you have any questions, please contact Jackie Luedtke ( All donations will be due to the CSE office by December 6.

Submitted by Jackie Luedtke

* 1998 UE theatre alumnus Nathan Darrow returns to campus as guest artist

Nathan DarrowGuest artist Nathan Darrow (UET 1998) spoke at the UE theatre weekly meeting about his career as an actor on stage, television, and film. Nathan is on campus this week working with senior actors in their audition class, junior actors in their Shakespeare class, and doing Q&A sessions in several other courses.

When asked about his time at UE and how it affected his life as an artist, he replied, “There is something running through time here in this department that is about supporting each other, taking a real interest in each other, and genuinely caring for each other. That is a good principle for living throughout your entire life.”

When a freshman asked him to give advice to his class in particular, Nathan offered, “Pay attention to each other. Realize that every lesson your classmate learns can be a lesson you learn too. Be generous to one another.”

His advice for seniors? “Learn how to cook for yourself.”

Nathan came to UE from Shawnee Mission North High School in Overland Park, Kansas, and earned his MFA from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. After graduate school, Nathan returned to Kansas City and performed at Kansas City Repertory Theatre, Unicorn Theatre, Kansas City Actors Theatre, and the Heart of America Shakespeare Festival, where he starred this past summer in the title role of Hamlet.

After moving back to New York City in 2009, Nathan was eventually cast in a co-production between London’s Old Vic and the Brooklyn Academy of Music. Nathan played Lord Grey and Henry Tudor and toured internationally with the production until March of 2012. That production led to him being cast as Edward Meechum in the hit Netflix series House of Cards. He also plays Victor Fries/Mr. Freeze on the FOX television series Gotham and has a recurring role in Showtime’s Billions, starring Paul Giamotti. In addition, he plays Andrew Madoff in Barry Levinson’s film The Wizard of Lies, opposite Robert De Niro as Bernie Madoff.

Nathan Darrow’s artist-in-residency is made possible by the UE Theatre Society’s McCarthy Guest Artist Fund.

* Volunteers needed for Santa Run

Volunteers are needed for the Rotary Santa Run that takes place on Saturday, December 2. It is a great way to get into the holiday spirit and interact with the Evansville community!

More Information regarding the day of the race for volunteers:

  • Volunteers need to meet in the Vann Avenue ballfields parking lot across from where Walnut dead ends into Vann Avenue at 8:00 a.m. the day of the race. They will get their street assignments then.
  • They will be barricade monitors at race course intersections: making sure the barricades are in place 30 minutes before the 9:00 a.m. start time and taking them down after the runners finish their portion of the course. Some of the beginning streets are also blocked for the end of the race, so some volunteers may be there until 10-10:30 a.m. for the walkers.
  • They are free to go once the runners/walkers are past their intersection (some early; some later), but all are invited up to the Eykamp Boy Scout Center for refreshments, photos with Santa, and just a little post-race fun.
  • We ask they please wear Santa hats or other Santa-like apparel if they can. Otherwise, please try to wear red. The Rotarians will also have some Santa accessories on hand if they do not have anything available. 

For more information and to sign up please contact Amy Walker at or 812-422-1699.

Submitted by Jackie Luedtke 

* Deposit deadline for next week's Alternative Spring Break

The $75 deposit for Alternative Spring Break, the trip to provide long-term disaster response work in Houston, is due by Tuesday, November 21. You can turn it in to Kelly at the Center for Student Engagement.

If you have any questions, please contact Jackie Luedtke at

Submitted by Jackie Luedtke

* Fitness Center Thanksgiving Break Hours

The Fitness Center schedule for Thanksgiving break is:

  • Monday, November 20 and Tuesday, November 21 from 6:30 a.m.-10:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, November 22 from 8:00 a.m.-noon
  • Closed Thursday, November 23-Sunday, November 26

Submitted by Lori Adams 

* Campus holiday decor

The campus grounds workers will begin installation of outdoor Christmas decorations on November 13 in preparation for the campus lighting ceremony on December 1. All campus Christmas trees will be delivered the mornings of November 21 and 22. If you have questions, contact Bob Dale at ext. 2046 or

* UE distribution services - Thanksgiving week

Please note the following distribution services (mail services, central receiving and copy services) adjustments and plan accordingly. These adjustments will help to ensure there is sufficient time to transport mail for processing and complete campus deliveries and copy service requests before campus is closed for Thanksgiving at noon on Wednesday, November 22.

Departments have been sent a Campus Distribution Services Delivery Reminder/Notification via campus mail. Please complete and return it to distribution services, if someone will be available at the routine department mail/receiving delivery locations to receive mail or shipments on Wednesday morning, November 22.

Departments accepting deliveries on Wednesday morning, November 22 are asked to respond no later than Monday, November 20.

Mail Services Adjustments:

Mail will be delivered to offices that have responded to the Campus Distribution Services Delivery Reminder/Notification stating they will have someone available at the designated dept. mail delivery location to receive mail on Wednesday morning, November 22. The daily mail run will begin at 8:30 a.m.

All outgoing USPS mail/parcels must be in UE mail services ready for transport to Data Mail on November 22, no later than 10:30 a.m.

USPS will be closed on Thursday, November 23, Thanksgiving Day. Those needing to mail a letter, etc. later in the day may do so by taking their mail to the Post Office and paying for the postage via a UE Pcard.

United Parcel Services (UPS) Information

UPS is closed on Thanksgiving Day for pickup and deliveries.

UPS provides delivery and pickup services of air and international packages only on Friday, November 24.

Pickups are available, if you have made pre-arrangements with UPS by Wednesday, November 22, or via UPS On-Call Pickup service and at all UPS drop boxes. Please note that guaranteed delivery confirmation times will be extended 90 minutes on Friday.

For urgent shipments, UPS Express Critical is available 365 days a year. For more information on this services go to

Copy services adjustments

Please plan your copy job requirements ahead of time to provide sufficient turn-around time as Copy Services will be closed over the Thanksgiving break.

Central receiving adjustments

Receiving will deliver to offices that have responded to the Campus Distribution Services Delivery Reminder/Notification stating they will have someone available at the designated department mail delivery location to receive deliveries on Wednesday morning, November 22. The receiving run will begin at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, November 22,

UE central receiving will close at noon on Wednesday, November 22, and will resume afternoon deliveries on Monday, November 27.

For distribution services questions, contact the following:

Mail services at
Copy services at
Central receiving at

Submitted by Kim Winsett

* Do you know what to recycle at UE?

At UE, you can bring the following to recycle collection areas around campus:

Aluminum: empty cans
Paper products including: empty cereal boxes, office paper, magazines, newspaper
Plastic: empty containers with the number 1-7 in the recycling logo
Books: call for pick up

Look for the nearest recycle pick up location, and help keep recyclables out of the landfill! For more information, check out the UE Recycling Guide at

For pickup of full bins call housekeeping at ext. 2045 or e-mail

Submitted by Amber Elkins



* Criminal justice students graduate from the EPD Citizen's Academy

Congratulations to the students in CJ 370 (The Police), who graduated from the Evansville Police Department's Citizen's Academy. The Academy is a 10 week program designed to familiarize citizens with the department and their policies. It is offered twice a year by the EPD.

Pictured from left to right: Eileen Rasmussen, Jordan Buechler, Mayor Lloyd Winnecke, Maddie Cleland, Mackeznie Kochell, Matthew Ladd, Siera Pagan, Hunter King, Sabrina Lux, EPD Chief Billy Bolin, and Vanderburgh County Prosecutor Nick Herman. Not pictured but graduating from the Academy are Olivia Gardner, Owen Gogarty, Tattenai Hall, and Hunter Sandage.

Pictured from left to right: Enita Ugen, Eileen Rasmussen, Jordan Buechler, Mayor Lloyd Winnecke, Maddie Cleland, Mackeznie Kochell, Matthew Ladd, Siera Pagan, Hunter King, Sabrina Lux, EPD Chief Billy Bolin, and Vanderburgh County Prosecutor Nick Herman. Not pictured but graduating from the Academy are Olivia Gardner, Owen Gogarty, Tattenai Hall, and Hunter Sandage.


Sympathy to...

* Sherri Peachee and family

Our sympathies go out to UE theatre administrative assistant Sherri Peachee, and her husband Troy. Troy's mother, Joyce Grove, passed away this week. Visitation will be Friday, November 17, from 3:00-7:00 p.m., at Ziemer Funeral Home East Chapel, located at 800 South Hebron Avenue in Evansville. Funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, November 18, at Ziemer Funeral Home East Chapel with burial to follow at Oak Hill Cemetery.

Memorial contributions can be made to American Heart Association, 6500 Technology Center Dr. Ste. 100 Indianapolis, IN 46278.

* Geoff and Christina Edwards and family

Please keep Geoff and Christina Edwards and their family in your thoughts and prayers. Christina’s father, Christof Biegel, passed away on November 10, after a short illness. He was 71.

Biegel was born in Seligenstadt, Germany. He served on the border police for West Germany, and after his duty was completed, he started working in the textile industry. In 1981, he married Victoria Mendoza, his pen pal from the Philippines. In 1989, his work in textiles led him to the U.S. Upon retirement, he and his wife moved to Evansville to be near family. He spent his time gardening and being a loving Opa to his two grandchildren.

Christof is survived by his wife of 36 years, Victoria (Mendoza) Biegel; daughter, Christina Edwards, and husband Geoff; grandchildren, Benjamin and Simon; and a brother and sister in Germany.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10:00 a.m. Saturday, November 18, at Christ the King Catholic Church, officiated by Fr. Alex Zenthoefer. Friends may visit from 9:00 a.m. until service time at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Vincent Evansville Foundation - Cardiac Services or Horizons Rehabilitation Center.


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