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Thursday, January 18, 2018

* Please do not park at Lutheran Church today

The campus community is asked NOT to park at the Lutheran Church of Our Redeemer across the street from UE today - Friday, January 18. The visitation and funeral for Davis Collier, the young lady tragically killed in a sledding accident, is being held at the church. A large crowd is expected to attend and all parking space at the church will be needed.

* President Kazee awarded the William G. and Rose M. Mays Legacy Award

Although the Martin Luther King Jr. Day campus events were postponed due to inclement weather, UE's President Thomas Kazee was presented with the William G. and Rose M. Mays Legacy Award on Monday. LaNeeça Williams, UE's chief diversity officer, presented the award to President Kazee in his office.

The award is presented annually at the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Lectureship to a UE Alumni or other campus member selected by the University of Evansville’s Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Committee. This is the fifth year for the award.

The purpose of the award is to recognize and affirm those who have made significant contributions in the areas of race relations, justice, and/or human rights. The nominees have been personally or corporately involved in making tangible, visible, and meaningful contributions to the advancement of race relations, justice, and/or human rights.

One of those who nominated Dr. Kazee for this award said:

“It is with great pleasure that I nominate President Thomas Kazee for consideration for the May Legacy Award in recognition of his outstanding leadership and tireless efforts in addressing and raising awareness about issues of equity, diversity, and inclusion both across campus and in our community. He has been a part of rally’s and calls to action on our campus to stop hate and help to better foster an inclusive, accepting environment, where students from diverse backgrounds freely exchange customs and culture. President Kazee has represented UE well and has led several efforts to create a more inclusive campus environment for all.”


What's Happening Today

* Study abroad table in Ridgway today!

Staff from the Harlaxton College/UE study abroad office and SOL Education Abroad will have information tables set up today in Ridgway University Center. Come by and get your study abroad questions answered, learn about new programs, and learn more about taking Spanish classes abroad with SOL!

You can find us across from Rademacher's Café today from 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Submitted by Amara Stuehling

* Health advising workshop today

All students interested in learning more about job shadowing, volunteer and employment opportunities in health related businesses, offices, or hospitals around the community are invited to attend a workshop presented by pre-professional health advisor Francie Renschler. The workshop will be at 2:00 p.m. today in Room 203 (J. Henry Schroeder Boardroom), in the library.

This workshop will include a visit by a recruiter from the scribe company, Scribe America, with information about becoming a medical scribe and the possible opportunity to link this as a co-op experience. Scribe America places students in family practice, pediatric and internal medicine doctor’s offices, and the Deaconess emergency rooms.

Please plan to attend the workshop before asking for job shadowing assistance.

Francie Renschler

* Tonight! Fireside Chats to discuss economic injustice

As we begin another semester, we are also beginning a new Fireside Chat series! Our theme for this semester is "Thus Saith the Lord! The Biblical Prophets Take On Contemporary Issues." Tonight we will focus on the message of Isaiah and consider what God would say in response to cycles of oppression and poverty and economic injustices.

All are welcome to join this important and necessary conversation! The Fireside Chat will be held in Grabill Lounge (basement of Neu Chapel) this evening at 7:00 p.m. Coffee, hot chocolate, hot cider, and Donut Bank cookies will be provided!

Submitted by Keith Turner 

* "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


Upcoming Events

* University Worship in Neu Chapel

The campus community is invited to our University Worship service on Sunday, January 21 at 11:00 a.m. in Neu Chapel. We are excited to welcome a group of students who will be traveling to Guatemala in May with Habitat for Humanity Global Village as they share with us the good work they will be doing there. We will also consider how God calls all of us to "cast our nets" of love and to make a difference in our world.

There will also be donuts and coffee served before and after the service. We hope you will join us for what is sure to be a meaningful time of worship!

Submitted by Keith Turner 

* Information session on new forensic accounting course

Associate professor of accounting Rania Mousa will offer an information session on Thursday, February 15 about a new upper-level forensic accounting course that will be offered this fall. The session will be from 12:15-1:00 p.m. in Room 173, Schroeder School of Business Building. Lunch will be provided.

If you are an accounting major and have completed ACCT 211, you are encouraged to attend. Other majors are also welcome. The course will discuss contemporary topics including fraudulent financial reporting, money laundering, evidence management, and litigation services offered by accountants. A review of real white-collar crimes will be incorporated in the course. Technical skills and knowledge acquired in this course will be crucial for students pursuing forensic accounting careers in the FBI, IRS, and public and corporate accounting areas.

Submitted by Rania Mousa

* Volunteer crew leaders for UE Habitat Barn Blitz needed!

Get ready for the UE Habitat Barn Blitz on Saturday, April 7! This semester, UE has made a commitment to help Habitat for Humanity build 30 barns or toolsheds during this semester-long initiative.

This is a call out for volunteer crew leaders! Each team needs two crew leaders who will be taught how to build a barn, agree to assemble a team (4-5 more folks), and support their team during all building times throughout the semester.

Crew leaders must attend two training sessions:
• Kick-Off Crew Leader Meeting: Today - Tuesday, January 23 - at noon in Eykamp Hall, Ridgway University Center
• Component Building Training: Saturday, January 27 from 9:00–11:00 am

Attendance at the January 23 meeting is confirmation and agreement to be a crew leader. More details, including specific responsibilities and build times, will be covered at the kick-off meeting.

Submitted by Jackie Luedtke

* WUEV call-out meeting today

Attend the WUEV Call-out Meeting TODAY - Monday, January 22 - at 4:00 p.m. at the WUEV studios. DJ and sports broadcaster positions available. If you can't attend and would like to learn more, contact Alice Daum, student station manager, at

* Appointment times still available - start this semester on top of your game!

Need to get organized, stay focused, study more effectively, and lower your stress? Need to raise your grades?

What:  “Kick Off the Semester” Workshop
When:  TODAY - Friday, January 19 – Sessions begin every 30 minutes from 2:00-4:30 p.m.
Where:  The Writing Center in Clifford Memorial Library

• Schedule time with a personal academic coach
• Bring syllabi for all classes
• Bring your planner
• Plan out projects, assignments and tests for the semester
• Learn about spring semester academic support services

Reservations: Kiersten Hasenour

Submitted by Angie Dawson

* Memorial service for Kate Slater planned for Saturday

A memorial service for UE alumna Kate Slater will be held this Saturday, January 20 from 4:00-5:00 p.m. in Neu Chapel. 

Submitted by Brooke Wininger

* Catholic Mass at 1 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


Info You Should Know

* Be a resident assistant!

Residence life is still looking for interested students to apply for the resident assistant position. We are looking for students who want to be leaders and build communities in various residential areas across campus. To apply, go online to Our deadline to apply is January 24. We look forward to reviewing your application!

Submitted by Greg O'Connor

* Donations and prayers requested for baby with critical heart condition

Fundraisers have been organized to help with medical expenses for Kingdon, infant son of Hilary and Heroshi Milan. Heroshi is a corporal in the Office of Safety and Security.

Kingdon was born December 4 with a critical heart condition and had open heart surgery on January 15 at Riley Children’s Hospital in Indianapolis. Kingdon is currently stable and remains a patient at Riley while he recovers from surgery. Donations to help his parents with expenses and prayers for Kingdon’s recovery would be very much appreciated.

You can help by either buying T-shirts at this website or by going to this go fund me page.

Submitted by the Office of Safety and Security

* Previous RAs welcome to apply for the position again!

Have you been an RA during a past semester and want to be an RA again for the 2018-19 semesters? If so, e-mail Jackie Luedtke at for a link to either a new application or a re-application. Applications are due by 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, January 24.

Submitted by Jackie Luedtke

* Today is deadline to sign up for Catalysts for Change!

The deadline to sign up for Catalysts for Change has been extended to today - Monday, January 29 at 11:59 p.m.! 

Catalysts for Change is a free eight week program consisting of weekly sessions focused on various topics of leadership and service. The meetings are once a week on Tuesday evenings, and there is also a mandatory day-long retreat on February 24. It is a great opportunity to strengthen your leadership skills and build a support system along the way. 

Here is the link to reply.

Please contact Melinda Daniels at, Jalyn Kowalski at, or Jackie Luedtke at with questions or concerns. 

Submitted by Jalyn Kowalski 

* Great on-campus job!

The Office of Annual Giving is looking for student callers for the spring Phonathon campaign. This is a paid position with flexible hours, mostly evening, from January 29–February 25. Hourly pay starts at $8.25. If you are interested, please email Erika Johnson at

Submitted by Erika Johnson

* Nerd Wars registration deadline extended to Jan. 31

The Honors Program is hosting Nerd Wars trivia night on Tuesday, February 13, at 7:00 p.m., in Eykamp Hall! Students, faculty, administrators, and staff can all form teams of up to five people to battle in a competition of wits while enjoying pizza, popcorn, and soda. Winners will receive $25 Master Card/VISA gift cards. Other prizes include Bluetooth speakers, Bluetooth headsets, A Fitbit-flex 2, a streaming video DRONE1, and more!

You can register your team online NOW.

Pay your $5 per person entry fee to Jayme Williams in Room 238, Koch Center for Engineering and Science. Those who are unable to compose a team of five may still register and will be matched to make a team. The deadline to enter has been extended to January 31.

Questions can be e-mailed to Aditi at

Submitted by Aditi Sood

* Call for students to work on CSML Computer Simulation Project

Remodeling Kallipolis: Call for Applications

Kallipolis is a conceptual model of a city/state in Plato’s Republic that tests intuitions on the relationship between the individual and the state and develops strategies for transforming a social order from systemic injustice to one that promotes justice for all.

The Remodeling Kallipolis Project seeks to re-model portions of Plato’s conceptual model in an agent-based computer system in order to explore the consistency and viability of Plato’s ideas. While there are good reasons to think that Plato’s idealized city cannot be modeled perfectly in a computer simulation, there is little doubt that the attempt to do so will help students 1) gain a better understanding of Plato’s Republic, 2) appreciate the complexity of interacting social forces insofar as they affect both individual and collective life, and 3) become sensitive to some of the regulatory factors that govern social change.

The Cognitive Science Modeling Lab (CSML) at the University of Evansville is currently seeking six students to work as a team on the first phases of this project during this coming Fall (2018). While any UE student is eligible to apply, students in the following areas are particularly suited to work on this project: cognitive science, computer science, criminal justice, economics, education, ethics and social change, international studies, mathematics, neuroscience, philosophy, psychology, sociology, and statistics and data science.

Work on this project will carry three hours of COGS 492 internship credit. While a computer programming background is not required, it is essential that at least three of the team members have some programming experience, preferably with NetLogo or another agent-based programming language. Familiarity with Plato’s Republic is a plus.

Selection of team members will be made by way of an application process. If you are interested in working on this project, please send a cover letter outlining any particular qualifications and motivations you have, a resume or CV, and the name of two UE professors who can comment on the quality of your work to professor of philosophy Anthony Beavers at The deadline for applications is March 16.

Submitted by Anthony Beavers

* Supplemental instruction available

Need extra help in some classes? If you do, supplemental instruction is the way to go! Each week a peer student will review class topics and leave plenty of time for Q&A. See the schedule for times and locations. Attendance is optional, but always recommended!

For more questions, contact Stacey Shanks, director of student success services, at

Submitted by Stacey Shanks

* Do you want to be an Orientation Leader (OL)?

Orientation Leader (OL) applications are now available!  Visit our website at to complete an electronic application before the deadline of 4:00 p.m. on January 29. 

Information on “What it takes to be an Orientation Leader” can be found on the website along with the application and required reference forms.
Our current Orientation Leaders are glad to answer any questions so feel free to send them an email or find them at the Ridgway information tables. You can also contact the VPSA/Dean of Students office at 812-488-2500 or stop by Ridgway University Center, room 230, during business hours. 

Submitted by Karen Martin

* 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



* Professors publish articles

University of Evansville professor Angela Wooton and University of Southern Indiana professors Lorinda Coan, Lynne Melchior, and Amanda Reddington have published three intraprofessional articles:

  • Periodontal disease in children with type 2 diabetes Mellitus in The Nurse Practitioner Journal
  • Incorporating screening for undiagnosed diabetes in dental practices in Decisions in Dentistry
  • Early detection of type 2 diabetes in children and adolescents in Dimensions in Dental Hygiene


* Evansville rallies but falls short against Sycamores

University of Evansville sophomore Dru Smith hit seven out of 12 shots on his way to a game-high 23 points, but four Indiana State players notched double figures as the Sycamores picked up a 71-66 win over the Purple Aces men's basketball team on Wednesday at the Ford Center.

"Give Indiana State the credit, they are a good basketball team," Aces head coach Marty Simmons said. "They play hard and I think in the first half, they made some hustle plays that gave them good looks from three. We did not play very smart and took some bad shots."

Smith also hit seven out of nine free throw attempts and dished out five assists in the loss. Blake Simmons drained seven free throws on his way to a 16-point outing for the Aces (12-8, 2-5 MVC) while Ryan Taylor was a perfect 5-for-5 from the charity stripe. Dainius Chatkevicius had a solid night on the glass, pulling in 10 boards.

Jordan Barnes paced Indiana State (9-10, 4-3 MVC) with 17 points while Brenton Scott had 14. Rounding out the double figure scorers for ISU were Qiydar Davis who had 12 points and Tyreke Key, who had 10.  Key also tied Brandon Murphy with a team-best 9 rebounds.

The first five points of the night belonged to the Purple Aces as Dru Smith connected on the first two shots of the game. ISU's offense struggled in the early going, missing its first three shots while turning the ball over five times in the opening four minutes.

Brenton Scott hit a trey to get the Sycamores within a pair at 6-4 before Duane Gibson helped the Aces take their largest lead at 10-4 with a layup seven minutes in. ISU fought back using the long ball as eight found their way to the bottom of the net in the opening stanza. 

Indiana State tied the game for the first time at 16-16 before a long ball from Blake Simmons put the lead back in the Aces hands at 21-18. From there, the Sycamores finished the half on a 17-5 run to take a 35-26 halftime lead. Jordan Barnes second triple gave them their first lead at 24-21 with under five minutes on the clock in the half. Their first seven field goals of the game were all 3-pointers.

Simmons knocked down five free throws in the final three minutes of the half, but the long range shooting of Indiana State gave them the 9-point halftime edge. UE did not convert a field goal in the final 8:02 of the period.

Out of the break, ISU added to the lead, posting the first six points to open up a 41-26 lead. Following a time out, Ryan Taylor hit a jumper before Dru Smith added four points to cut the deficit to seven points at 41-34.

A Barnes layup pushed the Sycamore lead back to 12 at 46-34 but the Aces stayed within shouting distance over the first 10 minutes of the latter stanza when four more tallies from Smith made it a 7-point deficit once again.

The lead remained around 10 for the Sycamores until they pushed it 65-52 with three minutes on the clock. Freshman Noah Frederking cut the gap to ten at 67-57 before a Taylor jumper inside the 2-minute mark made it a 67-59 game.  The run continued as a Frederking steal led to a Smith trey, which got the Aces within four. With 33 ticks left, Simmons hit an and-one that made it a 68-66 game. Unfortunately for UE, three out of four ISU free throws found the bottom of the net in the final 30 seconds as the Sycamores escaped with the 71-66 win.

"We got a few stops and were really able to get within two at the end. It was all about getting stops," senior Blake Simmons said. "We really have to watch our hands and not commit fouls, we let them get to the line 31 times, which is a lot. We showed a lot of fight; we dug ourselves a big hole, but there are definitely a few positives to look at."

Defense was the name of the game on Wednesday as the Aces were held to 34.6% shooting while ISU finished at 37.7%. The Sycamores won the battle on the glass by a 43-35 margin.

Evansville is on the road for the next two contests. The first leg of the trip has the Aces in Peoria, Illinois, to take on Bradley in a 7:00 p.m. contest on Saturday before the squad meets Valparaiso for the first time as members of the MVC on January 24.


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