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Friday, January 26, 2018

What's Happening Today

* 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


Upcoming Events

* Free Student Fan Bus to Men's Basketball Game on Saturday!

The school is providing a shuttle bus for students to the Ford Center for the men’s basketball game on Saturday. The bus will pick up outside of Ridgway University Center at 12 and 12:30! Come cheer on your Aces!

Submitted by Troy McAlister

* University Worship in Neu Chapel

The campus community is invited to join the Neu Chapel community in worship this Sunday morning at 11:00 a.m. We will discuss how God promises to vanquish evil in this world and establish wholeness and peace. All are welcome to attend and join in conversation and fellowship with one another around coffee and donuts before and after the service!

Submitted by Keith Turner 

* UE Saxophone Day

Come join us for Saxophone Day on Sunday, January 28! There will be a saxophone ensemble, masterclass, and Adam Estes, assistant professor of woodwinds at the University of Mississippi, will be giving a guest recital. Registration and more information can be found at:

Submitted by Shawn Teichmer

* Game Zoom planned for Saturday

The International Club will host Game Zoom on Saturday, January 27 at 3:00 p.m. in the Fitness Center gym. Games will include Musical Chairs, Minute to Win It, Frisbee, and Extreme Uno. There will also be snacks! Come meet new people and have some fun! 

Submitted by Duy Nhan Cao 

* PA Club first meeting is today

Interested in becoming a PA? Join the PA Club, a club for both graduate and undergraduate students who are pursuing a career as a PA. Our first meeting will be today - Tuesday, January 30 - at 6:00 p.m. in Graves 100. Any questions please e-mail

Submitted by Haley Vos

* Rotary to present $20,000 check for Changemaker Challenge

The University of Evansville’s Institute for Global Enterprise’s Changemaker Challenge program has been named the recipient of funds raised at this year’s Rotary Santa Run.

Rotary president Cullen Stanley will present a check for $20,000 for the 2018-19 Changemaker Challenge program to Jill Griffin, executive director of the Institute for Global Enterprise, and Erin Lewis, program director of the Institute for Global Enterprise, on Tuesday, February 6. The event will be at noon at the Tropicana Executive Convention Center, located at 421 NW Riverside Drive in Evansville. The UE community is invited to attend this celebration of service.

The Rotary Club of Evansville supports the Evansville and the Tri-State communities by providing resources for projects and programs which serve to benefit and strengthen our community.

Over the past 104 years, the Rotary Club of Evansville has funded and supported many projects and programs such as: Classroom Enrichment Grants, Community Grants; Canoe/Kayak Launch from Pigeon Creek; North Woods Trails and the YMCA Fitness Center.  In addition, funds are used for Rotary International’s initiative for the eradication of polio worldwide; medical supplies, eye diagnostic equipment and ambulances to the Yucatan International Project; clean water projects in the City of Tizimin and the list goes on and on. The Rotary Santa Run serves as a major fundraising event for the Rotary Club of Evansville.

The Changemaker Challenge addresses creativity and motivates both collegiate and high school students to identify and provide solutions to challenges in the world and community around them. Through competitive competition, young people present their identified issues, problems or needs and their solutions to these situations. Then their presentation is voted on by judges. Prize money, scholarship and other awards are given to the creative winners. The Changemaker Challenge draws young people in our region to seek fresh, new ideas and provide the energy to increase the vibrancy in our community.

Cullen Stanley, the 2017-18 Evansville Rotary president, congratulated the Changemaker Challenge program, stating that the program “is designed to motivate young people to take a leading role in identifying and solving challenges in the world around them through innovation and creativity. This falls in line with Rotary’s mission statement of bringing business and professional leaders together in order to provide humanitarian services, encourage high ethical standards and to advance goodwill and peace around the world.”

Stanley added that both organizations are committed to making a positive impact in the community.

“As such, we are excited for the opportunity to support a program that empowers the leaders of tomorrow to make a better community for all,” added Stanley.

* Jampon: A Jam for Pads and Tampons

A concert - Jampon: A Jam for Pads and Tampons - is set for January 27, 7:30 p.m., in Eykamp Hall, Ridgway University Center. The goal of the event is to collect donations of women's sanitary products to benefit women at the YWCA of Evansville. Admission is a box of unopened tampons, pads, or liners, or $5. This event aims to raise awareness of the challenges faced by underprivileged women, especially regarding the accessibility and affordability of sanitary products. There will also be art and baked goods available for purchase with all proceeds going to the YWCA.

Submitted by Gina DeLise 

* Rosary Prayer at 10 a.m. every Thursday

The Newman Club will be offering a 20 minute rosary prayer every Thursday at 10:00 a.m., upstairs in Ridgway University Center. Students and faculty are welcome. For more information, contact Olivia at

Submitted by Gabrielle VanBuskirk

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

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

Submitted by Gabrielle VanBuskirk


Info You Should Know

* Rawski and Obaze interviewed by Inside Indiana Business about LSCM major

Rawskin being interviewed on TV.Greg Rawski, Schroeder Family Dean in the Schroeder School of Business, and Yolanda Obaze, assistant professor of management, were recently interviewed by Inside Indiana Business. The topic was UE’s new logistics and supply chain management (LSCM) major. The interview will air locally on Tuesday at 10:00 a.m. on WNIN.

* 2017 W-2s processed

W-2 forms have been processed for all employees and student workers.

Employees and student workers who did not provide their consent to electronic W-2’s should receive their W-2 in the mail Saturday or Monday.

If you have already provided consent to electronic W-2’s, you can view/print your W-2 now. Simply log onto Self-Service (, locate the item titled “Tax Information” either on the main page, or in the left-hand menu under “Financial Information.” Click the option “W-2 Information” and then click on 2017 W-2 statement.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Gloria Spencer at ext. 2159 or

* UE Telephone Directory

Due to several requests for an ‘easy-to-use’ telephone directory of academic departments and administrative offices, a condensed directory (similar to the front pages of the once printed University telephone directory) has been created. A pdf of this new directory is located on AceLink at

Submitted by Publications

* Resident Assistant application deadline tonight 5:00 p.m.

Residence Life is taking applications until 5:00 p.m. tonight. The application is available online at

Please e-mail Greg O'Connor at if you have any questions. We look forward to reading your application!

Submitted by Greg O'Connor

* Victoria, the Harlaxton episode, airs Sunday Night

Masterpiece Theatre's Victoria airs Sunday night, January 28, at 8:00 p.m. on WNIN. This episode, Entante Cordiale, was filmed at Harlaxton this past May. You'll see some great exterior shots of the Manor, the Long Gallery as a formal dining room, and classrooms as Victoria's bed and sitting rooms.

Watch a preview of the episode online here

* Propose your own ChangeLab (GAP) project!

ChangeLab LogoGAP is being renamed ChangeLab and is now accepting proposals from both faculty and students interested in proposing their own ChangeLab course for Fall 2018. If you have an idea to make a difference in your community, or even the world, we encourage you to apply. Class credit and financial support are available, and your idea can help nonprofits, for-profit businesses, or civic projects.

Submit your idea at one of the links below no later than Monday, February 5 at 5:00 pm Central Time (spots are limited, apply early!). We will let you know if your project is approved.

Faculty link

Student link

For more information, call 812-488-5002 or visit

Submitted by Cindy Kelley

* No Open Swim Friday evening and Saturday

There will be no Open Swim this Friday evening (January 26) and on Saturday (January 27). The pool will be open on Sunday from 3:00-5:00 p.m.

Submitted by Lori Adams

* is still available for UE's campus community. If you are no longer able to access using your UE email, reconfirm your UE connection at Contact Danielle ( with questions.

Submitted by Danielle Williams

* Road Trip hosts needed!

The Office of Admission needs current UE students who live in the residence halls to host prospective high school seniors for Road Trip, February 16-18. If you are available, you can apply to host at, by e-mailing Ashley Ross ( or Kaitlyn Grimwood (, or stopping by the Office of Admission (OH 104).

Submitted by Kaitlyn Grimwood

* 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

* 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 

* 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

* International Orientation Leader applications due today!

Apply to be an International Orientation Leader for the 2018-19 school year! Applications are due TODAY - at 5:00 p.m., Monday, January 29. 

The IOLs are a dynamic group of students who work to welcome new international students to UE in August and throughout the year. Develop your leadership skills, share your UE experiences, and meet new UE students from all over the world! We welcome both international students and students from the United States to apply.

Applications are available online at

More information is available in the office of Cultural Engagement and International Services on the second floor of Ridgway University Center in the Student Life Center.

Questions can be directed to

Submitted by Megan Sicard

* 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

* 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



* Kerr publishes chapter in Handbook of International Trade and Transportation

Schroeder School of Business professor Amanda Kerr has contributed to the Handbook of International Trade and Transportation. The Handbook is unique in pulling together the key insights of international trade and transportation while highlighting what we know about their intersection and ideas for future research. Kerr contributed the chapter, "Gravity, distance, and international trade," which was written with colleagues from Clemson University and Drexel University.

* Kiesel co-authors article for international journal

Kyle Kiesel, professor and chair of physical therapy, co-authored a review paper, “Muscle Control and Non-specific Chronic Low Back Pain,” that was published this month in Neuromodulation, the journal of the International Neuromodulation Society.

Kiesel collaborated with internationally known physicians, physical therapists, and biomedical engineers including Marc Russo, MD (Australia); Kristiann Deckers, MD (Belgium); Sam Eldabe, MD (United Kingdom); Chris Gilligan, MD (Boston, MA); John Vieceli, MSc (Australia); and Peter Crosby, MEngSci (Ireland).

The manuscript is from a series of studies the group is conducting on a new medical device to treat patients with chronic low back pain. The entire article can be accessed at

* Political science professor joins IFEWU board of directors

Young Kim, director of international studies, has been appointed to serve on the board of directors for the International Foundation of Ewha Womans (sic) University. Founded in 1886 by the American Methodist Episcopal Church, Ewha Womans University is a private women’s university in Seoul, South Korea. It is renowned as one of the most prestigious universities in South Korea and the world's largest female educational institute. As a UE partner university, Ewha welcomes UE students of all majors and disciplines to its short-term summer programs and regular semesters. A wide variety of courses taught by professors from all over the world are offered. As a visiting lecturer, Kim taught comparative politics at the Ewha’s international summer college. As a board member, he supervises about 165 funds established by individuals or groups in the foundation. The foundation’s annual support is about $900,000.

UE president Thomas A. Kazee and vice president of enrollment and marketing Shane Davidson visited Ewha Womans University in July 2016.

Photo: UE president Thomas A. Kazee and vice president of enrollment and marketing Shane Davidson visited Ewha Womans University in July 2016.

* Peters-Margedant House featured on cover of Indiana Preservation

The Peters-Margedant House was featured on the cover of the January/February 2018 issue of Indiana Preservation, a publication of Indiana Landmarks. Additional images of the house and its April 20, 2017 dedication appear on page 25 of the issue.


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