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Thursday, January 11, 2018

Upcoming Events

* Venturing Crew Open House

Venturing Crew will be having an open house on Monday, January 15 at 7:00 p.m. in Room 162 in the Schroeder School of Business Building. Come see what great events are happening this semester and learn more about what we do! Also, it will be a chance to pay dues and buy shirts and water bottles.

Submitted by Sydney Winstead

* Chi Alpha Student Ministries Call-Out tonight

Come find out more about the international student ministry Chi Alpha! A call-out meeting will be held tonight at 8:00 p.m. in Room 172 in the Schroeder School of Business Building. There will be door prizes!

Submitted by Madeline Stone

* University Worship resumes in Neu Chapel: MLK Day Observance

Although it is only supposed to be 20 degrees on Sunday, Neu Chapel is a great place to get warm - both in body and soul!

Our weekly Sunday morning University Worship service resumes this Sunday (January 14) at 11:00 a.m. in Neu Chapel. Our worship service will include music and prayers emphasizing the enduring legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. We will explore how God gives us all dreams for our world and empowers us to make those dreams a reality. All are welcome! And as always, donuts, coffee, tea, and hot chocolate will be served before and after the service.

Submitted by Keith Turner

* Study Abroad Info Session & Pizza Party

Are you interested in learning about opportunities to take Spanish classes abroad? Join us on January 17 at 5:00 p.m. in Room 272 in the Schroeder School of Business Building to hear all about the options available to students through study abroad program provider, SOL! We will be having a pizza party and students who have previously gone abroad with SOL will be around to share their top tips and tricks from their experiences abroad. All are welcome!

Please RSVP for the event by filling out this form. If you have any questions, please contact Amara Stuehling at or 812-488-1085

Submitted by Greta Becker

* Music Night with the Aces tonight

Join the University of Evansville Music Department for Music Night with the Aces today, Wednesday, January 17. UE's Men's Basketball Aces take on the Indiana State University Sycamores at the Ford Center in a MVC match-up that tips off at 7:00 p.m.

UE's music ensembles - Aces Brass, Wind Ensemble, University Band, Orchestra, and Choirs - will perform the National Anthem prior to the start of the game, and provide music during the game!

We invite alumni and friends to join in, perform with the ensembles, and cheer on the Aces!

If you would like to join the ensembles for the National Anthem or for the game, be sure to register online here.

Those interested in attending but not playing should contact 812-488-2237 for tickets.

Submitted by James Sullivan

* SAB pancake artist this Friday in Cafe Court

SAB welcomes Pancake artist Dancakes to campus on Friday, January 12 at 5:00 p.m. in Cafe Court. Free for UE students!

Submitted by Megan King

* This Week in Music: Bassoon Day this Sunday

Sunday, January 14, will be Bassoon Day at the University of Evansville. Activities will begin at 1:00 p.m., and the day will conclude by 6:00 p.m.

Serving as clinicians will be Ron Tucker, member of the Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra and former principal bassoonist of the Owensboro Symphony Orchestra; Mary Stuckemeyer, professional free-lance bassoonist; and Edwin Lacy, UE instructor of bassoon and principal bassoonist of the Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra.

Events will include a recital by the clinicians, masterclass sessions, a workshop on bassoon fundamentals, and a bassoon ensemble session.

Bassoonists of all ages and levels of ability and experience are invited to attend. There is no charge for participation. To register, send an email indicating your interest in attending to

Submitted by James Sullivan

* "Back to the Bistro" Harlaxton Trivia Night

Join us tonight for a night of Harlaxton and England Trivia, sponsored by the Harlaxton Society and SAB! Any and all are welcome to attend and compete in teams as we test your knowledge about Harlaxton and British life. Teams are allowed to have up to seven members, so feel free to start recruiting early!

Trivia will start at 5:30 p.m. in the Café Court Dining Room and there will be prizes awarded throughout the night. Make sure to arrive on time so you don’t miss any questions!

Submitted by Greta Becker

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

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

Submitted by Gabrielle VanBuskirk

* Today's little known fact about Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

To help celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. the MLK Committee will share 10 days of little known facts about his remarkable life. It is our hopes that you will be inspired to join us for a rally, a march and a lecture on Monday, January 15, to continue the festivity of Dr. King’s life. This year the theme is “Respect and Compassion for All,” using Dr. King’s quote: “Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into a friend.”

Today's little known fact:
The name of King is seen throughout the country on streets that commemorate him for his achievements in the Civil Rights Movement and there are more than 900 streets in the United States, including the US territory of Puerto Rico, named after Martin Luther King. Even Jerusalem has a Martin Luther King Street in honor of the man and the sign is written in a combination of English as well as Hebrew. His name can be spotted in the city from coast to coast, reminding everyone of his influence and the change he inspired in the nation and the world. 

Events Planned for Monday, January 15
• 11:45 a.m. - Rally on the steps of Neu Chapel

• 12:00 p.m. - Symbolic March on Washington

• 5:00 p.m. - Live Experience, “Women of the Civil Rights Movement,” hosted by the Black Student Union, in Eykamp Hall, Room 251, Ridgway University Center.

• 6:00 p.m. - William and Dr. Rose Mays Lectureship featuring keynote speaker Robert Jackson in Eykamp Hall, Room 251, Ridgway University Center. More information on Robert Jackson can be found at


Info You Should Know

* Alumni Trustee challenges campus to be involved in Neu Chapel Outreach

A very kind and thoughtful alum who is also a UE Board of Trustee member has written a generous check to be used to purchase toilet paper and toothbrushes for the United Methodist Youth Home. The generous donor included a note to challenge organizations and individuals to give what they can toward the efforts of the Neu Chapel outreach program this month.

"Little things can make a real difference in people's lives. It does not take some big organization or movement," the Trustee said.

This is yet another way our Board members support all the good work on the UE campus! We appreciate every item donated toward this cause. If you want to know more about the mission of the UMYH please visit their website at

For more information about the outreach project this month, please email Keith Turner,

Submitted by Tammy Gieselman

* No open swim on Saturday

There will be no open swim on Saturday, January 13 due to a swim meet. Watch your Aces swim team at 1:00 p.m.!
The pool will be open on Sunday from 3:00-5:00 p.m.

Submitted by Lori Adams 

* Men's basketball leads wire-to-wire in win over Missouri State

Dainius Chatkevicius posted the first double-double of his Division I career as four players recorded double figures in a 64-55 win by the University of Evansville men's basketball team over preseason MVC favorite Missouri State on Wednesday night inside the Ford Center.

Chatkevicius set his career mark with 11 caroms while scoring 10 points. Dru Smith turned an 8-for-8 effort from the free throw line into 15 points. Ryan Taylor notched 13 while K.J. Riley finished with 11.

"Sticking to the game plan is what it was all about tonight," Riley said. "We did what the coaches said and it paid off."

UE's (12-6, 2-3 MVC) offense shot 45.8% on the night while the defense held Missouri State (13-5, 3-2 MVC) to 36.2%. Leading MSU was Alize Johnson, who had 16 points and 14 rebounds. Reggie Scurry and Jarrid Rhodes notched 10 points apiece.

"Second, third and fourth efforts really helped us tonight," UE head coach Marty Simmons said. "Everybody contributed tonight, that's what it really takes for us to be successful. The start was key - just having the opportunity to get off to a good start where our guys felt good was huge."

Evansville jumped out to a 6-0 lead to start the game as the Bears missed their first seven shots of the night. Reggie Scurry ended the streak with a bucket to make it a 6-3 game in favor of UE. The slow start continued for the Bears until Alize Johnson got rolling. He scored three of his 11 first-half tallies to cut the Aces lead to just a pair at 8-6. 

Chatkevicius helped UE halt the run by the Bears, posting back-to-back baskets to extend the lead to 12-6. After MSU got back within two points at 14-12, the Purple Aces connected on five out of six shots to open up a 22-12 lead. Ryan Taylor drained a pair of triples as UE added to the lead. Evansville's stretch continued as the advantage reached 11 (29-18) on a 3-pointer by Dru Smith.

In the final four minutes of the half, the Bears were able to trim four points off of the UE lead and make it a 31-24 game heading into the half. Coming off the bench, Chatkevicius had eight points and eight rebounds in the opening stanza to lead the team in both stats.

Noah Frederking opened up the second half with his first field goal of the night to push the edge back to nine, but the Bears responded with a push of their own to get within five at 33-28. Taylor then helped the Aces regain its double digit lead, posting his third trey of the game. Following his bucket, it was John Hall who knocked down consecutive buckets to helped UE match its largest lead of 11 at 42-31 six minutes in.

Ronnie Rousseau III brought the Bears back within two possessions. After draining a 3-pointer, he scored on a runout to make it a 45-40 game in favor of UE midway through the latter half. Taylor hit a tough jumper to end the stretch. Despite his effort, the Bears continued to cut the gap as two Rousseau free throws made it a four point game.

K.J. Riley and Smith each connected on two free throws with under seven minutes left to extend the lead back to eight points at 54-46, but MSU did not let the Aces get too far ahead. Jarred Dixon was true from downtown to make it a 5-point game once again. 

As the clock got down to three minutes, Riley made what may have been the biggest play of the game. With the shot clock near zero, Riley was fouled on a make that extended the lead to seven. On the ensuing trip down the floor, Jarrid Rhodes connected on his third from outside to make it a 4-point game with two minutes left.

UE's lead went back up to six on a Chatkevicius dunk, but Alize Johnson's three on the other end made it a one-possession game (58-55) for the first time since the early moments of the first half. Smith was able to draw a foul on the Aces' next offensive possession and hit both free throws. 

"DC's dunk was the biggest play of the night, I could tell that they really lost their confidence after that," K.J. Riley explained.

From there, it was all Aces. Smith calmly hit two more free throws in the final second to make it a 64-55 final.

Against a team that had been out rebounded just one time entering the game, the Aces finished with a 38-31 advantage on the boards. Keying that was 11 by Chatkevicius and six from John Hall. Hall also had eight points.

"They are one of the best rebounding teams, that was definitely key for us tonight," Chatkevicius commented.

It is back to the road for UE as they head to the Knapp Center in Des Moines, Iowa, to face Drake on Saturday in a 2:00 p.m. contest.

"We have Drake next and have to get ready for them," Coach Simmons pointed out. "When you beat a good team like Missouri State, you hope that it will give the guys confidence. Drake is in first place and playing great, we have to be ready to compete up there."

* Interested in playing jazz?

University of Evansville Jazz LogoThe University of Evansville Jazz Ensemble II is looking for jazz instrumentalist. If you play saxophone, trumpet, trombone, drums, guitar, bass, or piano we would be happy to welcome you into our group. Jazz Ensemble II (MUS 113-413 Section 02 for O.5 credits) meets in Fine Arts Room 110, Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m. Anyone interested should contact professor of music Tim Zifer at Come swing with us!

Submitted by Tim Zifer

* Study Abroad Deadlines Approaching - Summer and Fall 2018

Non-Harlaxton study abroad program deadlines are approaching quickly! Make an appointment today if you are interested in studying abroad this summer or in the fall or spring of next year.

  • Fall 2018 applications are due January 19
  • Summer 2018 applications are due February 1

Browse through some of the many options you have for study abroad here:

Please contact Amara Stuehling for an application at or the study abroad office in Room 261 in the Schroeder School of Business Building.

Submitted by Amara Stuehling

* Nominate your co-worker for February 2018 Employee of the Month!

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 February 2018 Employee of the Month are due no later than Wednesday, January 17. To nominate someone, please go to

Submitted by Lori LeDuc 

* Now recruiting: Harlaxton Ambassadors

Are you a recent Harlaxton alumni who loves to share your experience with others? Or do you know a student who fits that description? The study abroad office is currently taking applications on our website for students who want to volunteer as Harlaxton Ambassadors to recruit, inform, and encourage Harlaxton applicants from partner schools.

As official representatives of Harlaxton, Ambassadors will gain skills in recruitment, marketing, international education, and cross-cultural communication as well as the chance to share their experience and receive exclusive Harlaxton apparel. The time commitment is only around 1-2 hours per week, but the service you will provide Harlaxton and these new applicants will be invaluable.

To see more of the position description and apply, go here, or contact Kaylynn Carver at 488-2039 or

Submitted by Kaylynn Carver

* Spring meal plan changes

Students are able to adjust their meal plans for the spring semester until Friday, January 12, at 5:00 p.m. You can request to change your meal plan by clicking here:

Submitted by Brian Conner

* Health tip for flu and cold season: Cover your cough!

Cover your cough! Stop the spread of germs that can make you and others sick!

Here are some ways you can stop the spread of germs:

  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. Put your used tissue in the waste basket.
  • If you don’t have a tissue, cough or sneeze into your upper sleeve or elbow, not your hands.
  • You may be asked to put on a face mask to protect others.
  • Wash hands often with soap and warm water for 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand rub.

Submitted by Ashley Craig



* Teichmer presents at IMEA Professional Development Conference

Assistant professor of music Shawn Teichmer will be presenting a session on "How to Promote Student Use of Research-based Practice Habits through Ensemble Rehearsals" at Indiana Music Education Association's Professional Development Conference in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

Music teachers want their students to get the most out of their practice time. This presentation will summarize contemporary research into efficient and effective strategies for practicing. In addition to providing a summary of research based practice strategies, this session will provide ideas that can be used in an ensemble setting to promote quality practicing outside of rehearsal. While this topic is as old as the profession, we have often relied on anecdotal evidence to determine which practicing strategies to hand down to our students. In our current data age, it can be useful for teachers to have summary research-tested techniques from our field and cognitive science. This can be especially helpful for those teaching at schools that require full application of Response to Intervention (RTI), especially for Tier II and Tier III interventions.

* Professors Lisa Kretz and John Paulson publish article

University of Evansville professor Lisa Kretz and University of Southern Indiana professor John Paulson have had their article published in The Social Science Journal. The article is titled "Exploring the potential contributions of mindfulness and compassion-based practices for enhancing the teaching of undergraduate ethics courses in philosophy." The article can be viewed at:


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