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Thursday, February 8, 2018

What's Happening Today

* Informal Spanish conversation this afternoon

Spanish students of all levels are welcome to practice with Fulbright Spanish TA Ignacio Benítez. The next session will be today - February 8 - at 1:00 p.m., in Room 400 in Olmsted Administration Hall. It’s a wonderful opportunity to interact informally in Spanish with a native speaker and to meet other students of Spanish. Please contact Ignacio at if you have any questions. ¡Nos vemos!

Submitted by Ignacio Benitez

* Tonight: Fireside Chat welcomes director of Patchwork Central

#GovernmentShutdown2018 #ReleasetheMemos …

Headlines and social media trendings in recent weeks and months often highlight "political corruption" and political leaders fiercely disagreeing, resulting in a government shutdown. These realities are nothing new, and they even occur in the Bible!

Tonight's Fireside Chat will consider how God might be at work even in the murkiness of political corruption. We will also welcome John Rich, the director of Patchwork Central, who will share with us about doing the work of charity and the work of justice. The Fireside Chat will be in Grabill Lounge (downstairs in Neu Chapel) at 7:00 p.m. Refreshments will be served! All are welcome!

Submitted by Keith Turner 

* Art with a Twist

Paint like Gauguin today from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Painting With a Twist Gallery, located at 5625 E. Virginia St., Suite A in Evansville. The cost is $35 and it includes all materials and snacks! Alcoholic beverages will also be available for purchase.

Register online at using the passcode: TWIST.

This is a fundraising event for UE Friends of Art.

Submitted by Corliss Chastain

* Lost and Found Auction today

Lost and found items that have not been claimed during the last 18 months will be sold by silent auction. The auction will be today - Thursday, February 8 - in Eykamp Hall, Room 252, Ridgway University Center from 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Submitted by Carol Blair


Upcoming Events

* UE Health and Fitness Fair

The 2018 Health and Fitness Fair will be held in the Fitness Center gym on Thursday, February 15, from 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Win prizes, free giveaways and visit local businesses (Body Works Massage, Core Chiropractic, Ultimate Fit, etc.).

Submitted by Lori Adams 

* Come to Nerd Wars tonight at 7 p.m.!

Enjoy FREE Papa John's pizza, popcorn, and drinks at Nerd Wars set for tonight - Tuesday, February 13 - at 7:00 p.m.! Come and watch faculty, administrators, and students duke it out in a trivia-style competition.

Bring your cash! Spectators may also win prizes by entering in the ELFFAR game (this is NOT a raffle, it’s a game) for the chance to win gift cards to area restaurants, Bluetooth speakers, Bluetooth headsets, a Fitbit-flex 2, a streaming video DRONE, and more! ELFFAR tickets are 50 cents or three for $1.

Proceeds go to the Honors Program community service initiatives.

Questions can be e-mailed to Aditi at

Submitted by Cherie Leonhardt

* Disaster Relief Giveback at Honeymoon today!

If you are interested in giving back to communities affected by the natural disasters of 2017 and need an excuse to treat yourself, stop by Honeymoon Coffee today - February 13. Ten percent of the cost of your purchase will go to UMCOR’s disaster relief program. This give-back is sponsored by UE Disaster Relief, a student-led group dedicated to raising money for disaster relief around the world. Honeymoon carries coffee, tea, hot chocolate, and various sweet treats.

Submitted by Katie Brown

* BSU hosts trip to Cincinnati to visit Freedom Center and see Black Panther movie

In celebration of Black History Month, the Black Student Union is hosting a trip to Cincinnati, Ohio, on Saturday, February 24 to visit the Underground Railroad Freedom Center and see the Black Panther movie which premieres February 16.

The trip is free for all UE students except for meals and keepsakes, with a $20 deposit returned the day of the trip. Campus members are invited to participate as well but only transportation is provided.

Seating is limited, so there is a deadline of February 16 to register for the event. Registration forms can be picked up at the Office of Diversity Initiatives in Olmsted room 234 or from any BSU executive member.

All interested students/campus members should stop by the Office of Diversity Initiatives in Room 234 in Olmsted Administration Hall, to register and pay the deposit.

Submitted by LaNeeca Williams 

* Free ballroom lesson

The UE Ballroom Club is bringing in American smooth and rhythm champion Sean Michael Gehlhausen for a FREE lesson! This event is planned for Saturday, February 10 from 1:00-2:30 p.m. at Tri-State Athletic Club (555 Tennis Lane). No experience or partner needed, just your UE ID. Bring your friends or a group and e-mail the names of any attendees to Erin Lewis at Sign-ups allowed until 5:00 p.m. today - Friday, February 9! Professional demonstrations provided as well. 

Submitted by Cindy Kelley 

* Collegiate Career Expo - Indianapolis

A total of 130 employers are expected at a free career fair in Indianapolis on Thursday, February 22. Collegiate Career Expo - Indianapolis is scheduled for 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. (Eastern Time) at the Indianapolis Westin.

The University of Evansville will provide bus transportation. There is a $10 deposit required that will be refundable upon attendance. Reserve your seat now

Register for this event by Friday, February 16. Fair registration is through UE JobLink ( Click the Jobs Tab -> CSM Jobs -> Posting #722253.

Find a list of registered employers here:

Event sponsored by:

  • Celadon
  • FitzMark, Inc.
  • Freedom Mortgage
  • GEICO Insurance Company
  • University of Southern Indiana - Graduate Studies

Submitted by Alison Morris-McDonald

* Career Day set for February 13

We expect over 100 employers for Career Day 2018! Looking for a full-time professional position? Cooperative education opportunity? Internship? Summer job? Make plans to attend Career Day on Tuesday, February 13, from 11:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m. in Carson Center, Meeks Family Court. See registered employers in JobLink ( Also, pre-register for the event in JobLink to allow employers to view your resume early!

Download our new app, Career Fair Plus, to view employer details and event layout. Search for Career Fair Plus on the App Store and Google Play Store.

Event sponsored by:

  • Ciholas
  • Embry Automation & Controls
  • GE Appliances, A Haier Company
  • Gibbs Die Casting
  • Hoosier Wheel
  • Red Spot

Submitted by Alison Morris-McDonald


Info You Should Know

* Khan talks about stock market

Walayet Khan, professor of finance, was recently interviewed by Channel 14 about the recent volatility in the stock market. Khan told Channel 14 that good corporate earnings and global growth give the market a strong foundation. He is optimistic the market will rise again and that 2018 will be a good year. The entire interview can be seen on Channel 14’s website.

* H Kent Weldon Scholarship applications available

Applications for the H Kent Weldon Scholarship, awarded by the Independent Colleges of Indiana, are now available. The H. Kent Weldon Scholarship Program was created in memory of the late Kent Weldon by his family and with the support of his higher education colleagues at the Indiana Commission for Higher Education and ICI. To apply, students must be Indiana residents, have financial need, be in good academic standing, and either be a junior or senior during the 2018-19 academic year. The application can be found here.

Submitted by Cathleen Wright 

* Krannert Hall of Fine Arts' lobby has a new look

Krannert Hall LoungeMonday, February 5, was an exciting day in the Krannert Hall of Fine Arts. New furniture was delivered and installed in the lobby.

Special thanks to the Efroymson Foundation for its financial funding of this project.

Please drop by the Krannert lobby and check out the new furniture.

Submitted by Kim Winsett 

* Now accepting Global Scholar applications for 2018-19

The Global Scholars Program offers support for faculty engaged in scholarship or curriculum development that helps prepare our students and community for global leadership, citizenry, and success. The Global Scholars Program is administered by the Institute for Global Enterprise and is made possible by the John H. Schroeder Global Scholar Endowed Fund.

Current funding will support 3-4 awards of up to $4000 each. Awards may be used for travel, research materials, conference fees, and/or other related expenses.

The deadline for full consideration is March 16. Visit the Global Scholar webpage for more details.

Submitted by Cindy Kelley 

* Tonight's Hesburgh Lecture cancelled

Due to inclement weather in South Bend, the Hesburgh Lecture will NOT be held this evening and will be rescheduled for a later date. 

Submitted by Daniel Byrne

* Admission Ambassador application deadline extended!

Looking to get involved in the Admission Ambassador organization? Apply today at

The application deadline has been extended. Applications now close Sunday, February 18 at midnight.

Please contact Taylor Williams ( or Catie Taylor ( with any questions!

Submitted by Taylor Williams 

* 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



* Khan publishes emerging market research

Walayet A. Khan, professor of finance, has published three co-authored research papers all related to the emerging markets:

  • “The Effect of US Stock Market Uncertainty on Emerging Market Returns.” Emerging Markets Finance and Trade.
  • “Do Islamic Banks Optimally Balance the Trade-Off in Capital Structure Mix? A Comparison Approach.” Quarterly Journal of Finance and Accounting,
  • “Dynamic Co-integration and Portfolio Diversification of Islamic and Conventional Indices: Global Evidence, Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance.


* Taylor and Riley help UE men take 63-59 win over Valpo

University of Evansville junior Ryan Taylor finished with 30+ for the second game in a row to lead the Purple Aces to a 63-59 win over Valparaiso on Wednesday night inside the Ford Center.

"I think we just hung in there more than anything tonight. We gave up too many three's in the first half, but we were a little better at pressuring shots in the second half," Aces head coach Marty Simmons said. "Our guys are giving it everything they've got.  I am so proud of them."

Taylor connected on 10 out of 23 shots and 9-of-10 free throws to post 31 points for UE (16-10, 6-7 MVC). The effort comes on the strength of a 32-point game at Illinois State for the reigning Co-MVC Player of the Week. He also hauled in a game-high seven rebounds while playing 40 minutes for the second game in a row. It marked the first time a UE player has had consecutive 30-point games since D.J. Balentine did so in the 2014 MVC Tournament against Drake and Wichita State. K.J. Riley had a nice game, totaling 9 points and 6 rebounds.

"We just stuck together tonight. We played pretty well over some stretches, but came together and got closer while making sure we came out with the win," Taylor explained after the game. "A big emphasis tonight was getting to the free throw line and I feel like that was a big key in the win."

Leading the Crusaders (12-14, 3-10 MVC) were Bakari Evelyn and Markus Golder, who notched 15 points apiece.

The first five points of the night belonged to the Crusaders as a Max Joseph trey capped off the game-opening stretch. John Hall got the Aces on the board with a free throw at the 17:43 mark. Valparaiso's lead extended to 7-1 before K.J. Riley hit UE's first bucket of the game.

With the shot clock running down, he threw up a trey at the buzzer and banked it home. It was the first 3-pointer of his career. VU pushed its lead back up to six at 14-8 before the Aces rallied. A 10-3 stretch was finished off with a Blake Simmons jumper that gave Evansville its first lead at 18-17.

UE's lead grew to as many as five points with 6:32 remaining in the half. Noah Frederking connected on his first shot to give the Purple Aces a 24-19 advantage. The close contest continued as Valparaiso roared back to retake the lead when a Micah Bradford trey made it a 28-27 game. The Crusader lead remained at one as they took a 32-31 edge into the half.

Taylor led all players with 11 in the first 20 and added to it with a jumper to give UE the lead right back early in the second half. Valparaiso came right back with a Bakari Evelyn and-one that matched their largest lead at 41-35 at the 13:56 mark. Two huge buckets paid large dividends for UE. Riley hit one from six feet before Taylor knocked down a triple to get the Aces back within one. Both shots came with intense pressure from Valpo.

Evansville's stretch continued as a 16-2 run that was finished off by a Dainius Chatkevicius dunk to make it a 51-43 game inside of six minutes remaining. John Kiser connected on his second from outside with just over three minutes on the clock to make it a one-possession game - 55-52.

Following a UE free throw, another VU bucket cut the UE lead to just a pair with 2:35 on the clock, but the Aces halted their rally from there. Two more Taylor free throws in the final minute saw the lead grow back to six points before a Valpo shot made it a final of 63-59.

In the final box score, UE finished with the edge in most statistics, finishing with a 32-26 edge on the boards and a 46.8%-44.2% advantage in shooting. UE also went 3-6 from outside.

"One thing is that we did not settle for 3's, we got to the paint more and Ryan did a great job of getting to the free throw line," K.J. Riley said. 

Two road games are up next for UE, who heads to Missouri State for a 2:00 p.m. game on Saturday before the squad makes the trek to Cedar Falls, Iowa, to play UNI on Tuesday at 7:00 p.m.


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