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Tuesday, November 28, 2017

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* MOD Pizza Giveback TODAY Benefiting CMNH

Phi Mu is hosting a giveback night with MOD Pizza today from 4:00-9:00 p.m. which benefits Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. Please go to the link below to find the flyer to present at the register to have 20% of your purchase to go to CMNH:

Submitted by: Katherine Marcussen,

* Reception for Mark Logel

A reception for Mark Logel will be held on November 28 from 2:00-4:00 p.m. in Dunigan Hall Lounge in the Schroeder Family School of Business Building. Mark is leaving the University after 28 years of loyal service. Please make time to stop by and say goodbye to Mark.

Submitted by Michele Adams

* This Week in Music: Essential Ellington and Vespers

Essential Ellington Concert and Reception
Tuesday, November 28, 7:30 p.m., Wheeler Concert Hall

Join the UE Music Department as Wheeler Concert Hall becomes the famed Cotton Club! UE's Jazz Ensemble I, directed by Timothy J. Zifer, will present an all-Ellington program with guest vocalists, dancers, and student soloists. The concert is free and open to the public.

There will be a post-concert reception on stage following the concert (hors d'oeuvres and beer/wine bar included). Tickets for the reception are $25 and include preferred seating at the concert. One-hundred percent of the ticket proceeds will go toward the department of music. Tickets for the reception may be reserved by going to or by calling the UE Department of Music at 812-488-2754.

Advent Candlelight Vespers
Friday, December 1, 7:00 p.m., Neu Chapel Sanctuary

Join the University of Evansville community for a time of beautiful music and readings at our annual Advent Candlelight Vespers service. This meaningful service will fill your heart with warmth and joy as we prepare for the upcoming holiday season. All are welcome!

Submitted by James Sullivan


Upcoming Events

* Dinner and Discussion welcomes the Dabrowskis

Mr. and Mrs. Steve Dabrowski will be joining us today at the Newman Center to discuss compassion in fighting for the right to life and immigration. All are welcome and dinner will be provided! 

Submitted by Gabrielle VanBuskirk,

* Aces travel to New Mexico today

Standing at 5-1 following a successful trip to the Cancun Challenge, the University of Evansville men’s basketball team heads to New Mexico for a match-up against the Lobos this evening.

After going 1-1 on the trip to Mexico, the Purple Aces stand at 5-1, a start they are enjoying for the fourth time in five years.

In the win over Fresno State, Ryan Taylor scored 21 points and hit the game-winner before totaling 11 against Louisiana Tech.  Taylor suffered a fractured foot in the opener against Fresno and could miss up to six weeks of play.  With 21.3 points per game, Taylor is third in the MVC and 36th in the country.

Wednesday’s game will mark the sixth for UE in the MVC/Mountain West Challenge,  Evansville is 2-3 in the series, but has won the last two games.

Dainius Chatkevicius averaged 7.0 points and 7.5 rebounds in the two games played in Mexico.  After registering four points and seven rebounds against Fresno State, Chavkevicius had 10 points, all in the second half, against La. Tech while grabbing 8 boards.  In his first contest at Evansville, Chatkevicius posted 10 points, 6 rebounds and 3 blocks; his block total led the team.

In a 3-game stretch entering the trip to Cancun, Dru Smith dished out a total of 29 assists.  His average of 6.0 leads the MVC and is 26th in the nation.  He is also shooting a slick 62.9% through the opening six outings.  Smith has tallied double figures in four games this season after doing so just four times in his whole freshman campaign.

New Mexico enters Wednesday’s game with a 2-4 mark and have dropped their last four contests.  In the weekend Emerald Coast Classic, the Lobos fell to TCU and Maryland.  Three players have averaged double figures led by Chris McNeal, who has posted 17.2 points per game while Sam Logwood and Anthony Mattis stand at 16.0 and 10.3 PPG, respectively.

This will be the first meeting between the schools on the hardwood.  

* Fireside Chat at Honey Moon Coffee Co.

All are invited to join this week's Fireside Chat as we continue our series, "Life's Maze, God's Mission, and Me: What is God Calling Me to Do?" We will consider together what it takes to accomplish our goals, both the good and the bad, and what we do once they are accomplished. We will meet in Grabill Lounge, the basement of Neu Chapel, this evening at 7:30 and will walk over to Honey Moon Coffee Co. together! 

Submitted by: Keith Turner,

* Christmas on Campus - Meet Purple Santa and join in Reindeer Games this Friday, Dec. 1

Campus Christmas Bow

Celebrate the season at Christmas on Campus with photos with Purple Santa, Candlelight Vespers, and more. Learn more and register at

Events are FREE for students, just show your UE ID.

Faculty, staff, administrators, alumni, guests, community members and friends of the University are welcome to any and all events! Only $5 per family or $2 per person! Includes Photos with Santa, Reindeer Games, Trackless Train Rides, Carriage Rides, ticket for roasted nuts, cookies and hot chocolate. No charge for the Candlelight Advent Vespers service or Christmas Tree Lighting.

Fill out the online registration form to save time during the event.

Event Times:

5:00 p.m.
Lobby, Olmsted Administration Hall or Information Desk, Ridgway University Center

5:00 - 6:45 p.m.
Photos with Purple Santa
Ridgway University Center

Christmas Crafts
Ridgway University Center

5:00 - 10:00 p.m.
Reindeer Games and Train Rides
East Terrace Lawn

Christmas Shopping at UE Bookstore
Stop in for giveaways and 15% off the original price of all clothing and gift items to all shoppers during the night!

7:00 p.m.
Candlelight Advent Vespers
Neu Chapel

8:00 - 10:00 p.m.
Carriage Rides
Sesquicentennial Oval

Cookies and Hot Chocolate
Lobby, Olmsted Administration Hall

Roasted Nuts
East Terrace Lawn

8:05 p.m.
Lighting of the Christmas Tree and Caroling
Outside Graves Hall 

* Genetic Counseling as a Career Talk

BiSci Club is sponsoring a talk by Caitlyn Ricks, an alumn of the biology department here at UE. She will be coming to give a talk about genetic counseling today - Thursday, November 30 - from 7-8 p.m. in KC 101. Please consider coming to hear her talk about her program and what all it has to offer. If you plan on attending please RSVP through the link below. There will be pizza served. Then afterward if you would like you can stick around for the BiSci Christmas movie night.

Submitted by Kelly Nixon 

* Fahad Alsaid presents I-House Qatar

Please join us at 7:00 pm tonight, upstairs in Ridgway University Center, to see a presentation on Qatar. We hope you can make it! 

Submitted by Alexis Whitacre   

* Phi Mu Recruitment event – Phi Mu Holiday

Interested in joining a sorority? Come join the women of Phi Mu today from 6:00-7:00 p.m. in the Phi Mu Suite for a night full of sisterhood and philanthropy. We will be making holiday cards for the Children at Riley Hospital and spreading some holiday cheer. If you have any questions or cannot make it to the event, contact Katelyn Hedinger at

Submitted by Katelyn Hedinger 

* Tannenbaum Trumpets

Trumpet and candleCalling on all UE campus trumpeters. The 3rd Annual Tannenbaum Trumpets will perform for the UE Tree Lighting on Friday, December 1, in front of Graves Hall immediately following Vespers. Anyone one wanting to participate in Tannenabaum Trumpets (a community based trumpet ensemble) should contact Tim Zifer, professor of music, at There will be a short rehearsal on Friday, December 1 at 7:00 p.m. in Room 100 in the Krannert Hall of Fine Arts. Get your holiday on by performing with the Tannenbaum Trumpets!

Submitted by Tim Zifer

* Federal loan repayment counseling session required for students graduating or transferring

Students who have used federal direct (subsidized/unsubsidized) 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 last session of the semester on Thursday, December 7 (Reading/Study Day) at 2:00 p.m. in Eykamp Hall, Room 252, Ridgway University Center.

Submitted by Amy Sowders


Info You Should Know

* Winter housing

Residence hall students - do you need a place to stay this winter? The residence life office has limited winter housing available. Only students participating in official University functions or with approved reasons will be considered for winter housing.

Winter housing is located on the fourth floor of Morton Residence Hall. Students will not have access to their permanent rooms during winter break. Approvals are subject to room availability. Students are charged a flat fee of $400 for winter housing.

Students seeking winter housing must submit a Winter Housing Request Form by noon on Reading and Study Day, available through this link -

Students who live in Village housing can stay in their apartment or house at no additional cost but we do ask that you let us know when you will be on campus by filling out this form -

Submitted by: Brian Conner

* Rosary prayer Wednesdays at 10:00 a.m. in Library 209

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

Submitted by Carly Walker 



* UE Receives Distinctions for Being Military Student Friendly by Four Ranking Organizations

The University of Evansville has received distinctions for being military student friendly by Military Times, MAE&T, Military Friendly Schools, and U.S. News and World Report.

Most recently, UE was recognized in the Military Times Best: Colleges 2018 rankings. Fewer than half of the 600 colleges that applied for this list were accepted. UE ranked at 139 on the list.

The Best College rankings, formerly known as Best for Vets, are based on the Military Times’s annual survey, the most comprehensive school-by-school assessment of veteran and military student services and rates of academic achievement. An editorially independent news project, Best Colleges evaluates factors that help make colleges and universities a good fit for service members, military veterans, and their families.

This survey is the most comprehensive school-by-school assessment of veteran and military student services and rates of academic achievement.

A record number of schools responded to this year’s survey. Sixty-seven percent of the responding schools were public, approximately 23 percent were private, and seven percent were for-profit. Eighty percent of the schools that made the list were public, 17 percent were private, and 3 percent were for-profit.

"Of the hundreds of schools that applied, only the best made the cut," said George Altman, Military Times editor in charge of the rankings. "For the past eight years, we've seen colleges and universities consistently increasing their resources, revising policies and improving academic outcomes for military and veteran students. The Military Times Best: Colleges rankings showcase the very best of these efforts."

Military Times’s annual Best Colleges survey asks universities to meticulously document a tremendous array of services, special rules, accommodations, and financial incentives offered to students with military ties; and to describe many aspects of veteran culture on a campus. Military Times factors in data from the Veterans Affairs and Defense departments and three Education Department sources: the IPEDS Data Center, College Scorecard data and the Cohort Default Rate Database.

In addition to this favorable ranking from Military Times, the University of Evansville was also recently ranked 8th for Best for Veterans Regional Universities Midwest by U.S. News & World Report, a Top School in the 2018 Military Advanced Education & Transition (MAE&T) Guide to College and Universities, and a 2018 Silver Award recipient by Military Friendly Schools.

* Bailey Schnur wins $1000 scholarship essay contest

Senior Bailey Schnur, a secondary social studies education major, was the recipient of the Gary E. May Peace Scholarship. Applicants were invited to write about a variety of topics. Bailey chose to address "How do we assess the true cost of war?" There were 37 students from across the region who submitted essays. This was the second time Bailey has won the award. Congrats, Bailey!

Bailey Schnur Holding Prize Check


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