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Monday, January 15, 2018

* UE's MLK Rally and Symbolic March Reenactment CANCELLED today, Evening Events Still On As Scheduled

The pre-march rally that was scheduled for 11:45 a.m. and the Symbolic Reenactment of 1963 Civil Rights March on Washington scheduled for noon are CANCELLED today due to inclement weather.

The following evening events will still take place as scheduled:

5:00 p.m.: Women of UE’s Black Student Union will host the Women of the Civil Rights Movement LIVE experience in Eykamp Hall Room 252 in Ridgway University Center. Walk through the experience and learn about the women involved in the Civil Rights Movement.

6:00 p.m.: William G. and Rose M. Mays Martin Luther King Jr. Lectureship, Eykamp Hall, Room 251, Ridgway University Center. A reception will follow in Eykamp Hall, Room 252, in Ridgway University Center.

The keynote speaker will be Robert Jackson, author of The No More Excuses Curriculum, featuring the books, Black Men Stand Up!, The Workbook: A Boys Guide to Manhood, The Workbook: A Girls Guide to Womanhood, Solutions to Educating Black and Latino Males and Put a Stop to Bullying. He is a nationally renowned speaker, educator, consultant, and owner of Lavelle Publishing and Robert Jackson Consulting.

More information online here

* Admission Open House today!

The Office of Admission will be hosting an Open House today - Monday, January 15. We will be welcoming over 100 families during this event. The Open House guests will join the UE community for lunch in Café Court between 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. Please give our visitors a warm welcome!


Upcoming Events

* Registration open for UE's engineering summer camp

The College of Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Evansville announces open registration for its annual engineering summer camps.

The Engineering OPTIONS for Middle School Boys summer career exploration program is a week-long day camp opportunity for middle school boys currently in grades 6, 7, or 8 and elementary school boys currently in grade 5. It will be held daily at UE from Monday, June 18-Friday, June 22. Registration deadline is April 1.

The Engineering OPTIONS for Middle School Girls summer career exploration program is a 3 ½ day residential opportunity at UE for middle school girls currently in grades 6, 7, or 8. The program begins on Sunday, June 10 and concludes Wednesday, June 13.  Registration deadline is April 1.

The Engineering OPTIONS for High School Girls Harlaxton Experience 2018 will be a 10-day program in London, England, and nearby Harlaxton College. The program is for high school girls currently in grades 9, 10, or 11 who have completed geometry. The program begins Thursday, June 28, and concludes on Saturday, July 7.  Registration deadline is February 12.

Participants in the Engineering OPTIONS programs will have a better understanding of what types of opportunities are available in fields most closely related to science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). 

Dependent children of UE employees are eligible for a $125 discount toward the cost of registration. 

For more information and to obtain an application or apply online, see

Submitted by Kimberly Higgins

* Volunteering at RMH Tuesday

The Newman Center is hosting a volunteer event this Tuesday from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at the Ronald McDonald House. Meet at the Newman Center on Lincoln at 5:45 p.m. to carpool.

For questions, contact Marissa at

Submitted by Gabrielle VanBuskirk

* 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

* 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

* Dinner and Discussion welcomes Olivia Vogerl!

The Newman Center welcomes its very own president Olivia Vogerl today at 5:00 p.m. for her talk on the death penalty. All are welcome and dinner will be provided! 

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:
Dr. King was a Trekkie (Star Trek fan). Martin Luther King enjoyed the science fiction television show Star Trek and he also saw the importance of the show for the Civil Rights Movement in its representation of race relations, specifically that there were African American characters in positions of leadership. African American actor Nichelle Nichols, known for her role as Lieutenant Uhura on Star Trek, stated that Martin Luther King was the reason she stayed on the show when she was about to move in another direction.

Events Planned for Monday, January 15

*The rally and symbolic reenactment of the 1963 Civil Rights March on Washington scheduled for noon have been cancelled due to inclement weather. Evening events will still take place as planned. More info here.

• 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

* STEEL TOE art SHOW on display in UE's Melvin Peterson Gallery

“STEEL TOE art SHOW,” an exhibit by ceramic artists and University of Evansville graduates Matthew Gaddie and Brian Somerville, will be on display at UE’s Melvin Peterson Gallery until February 24. On Friday, February 23, there will be a reception at 6:30 p.m., and a lecture by the artists at 7:00 p.m. These events, which are free and open to the public, are part of the Efroymson Family Fund Emerging Contemporary Artist Lecture Series.

Gaddie earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in ceramics from the University of Evansville, and his Master of Fine Arts degree in ceramic arts from Hood College. His studio is located in Bardstown, Kentucky. Somerville earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from UE and his Master of Fine Arts degree from Florida Atlantic University. He lives and creates his art in Nashville.

The Melvin Peterson Gallery is located at 1935 Lincoln Avenue on the corner of Lincoln and Weinbach Avenues in Evansville. Gallery hours are Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Saturday from noon-3:00 p.m., and Wednesday and Thursday from noon-6:00 p.m.

For more information, contact 207-650-6073.


Info You Should Know

* Employee Men's Basketball ticket requests

UE faculty, staff, and administrators may now begin requesting their two complimentary tickets for the Men's Basketball game against in-state rival Indiana State. The game starts at 7:00 p.m. at the Ford Center on Wednesday, January 17. Please come to the Carson Center with your valid UE ID to claim your tickets.

Submitted by Scott Peace

* 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

* 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

* Today is deadline to submit nominations for Outstanding Teacher Award

The UE Alumni Association recognizes an outstanding teacher for exemplary instruction and student support at spring commencement. UE administrators, faculty, staff, students, and alumni may nominate a faculty member who exemplifies the award’s criteria for outstanding teaching effectiveness that inspires the intellectual development of students.

Please use this link to nominate a faculty member for the auspicious occasion:

Full-time faculty who have taught in the classroom at UE for two years or more and held the rank of lecturer, instructor, assistant professor, associate professor, or professor are eligible for nomination.

Past award recipients are as follows: James Berry in 2011; Mari Plikuhn in 2012; Mark Valenzuela in 2013; Jennie Ebeling in 2014; Margaret Stevenson in 2015, M. Kevin Gray in 2016, and Mary Ellen Wylie in 2017.

The deadline to submit nominations is January 31, at 5:00 p.m.

For questions, contact Tracey Folden at



* 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.


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