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Tuesday, March 6, 2018

* Emergency Tone Testing

The University will be testing a new emergency tone alert system on Wednesday, March 7 beginning at 10:00 a.m. The tone will be distinctively different so there will be no confusion with the fire alarm system (which has a loud, ear piercing, consistent beat). It will also not be at full volume so as not to disrupt the daily operation of the campus.


Upcoming Events

* Immigration Panel Discussion: Thursday in Neu Chapel

The Neu Chapel is excited to partner with the BRIDGE group (Building Respect and Integrity in Diverse Greater Evansville) in hosting an interfaith panel discussion on immigration in the United States. The panel will consist of Royal Gearhart, a US immigration attorney, local business owner Abraham Brown, and UE's own Rachel Brown from the Department of Philosophy and Religion and Mohammad Azarian from the Department of Mathematics.

This event will focus on the current immigration system, the "push and pull" that drives immigration, and what we as a community and persons of faith can do to take action on behalf of our global neighbors.

This Interfaith Immigration Panel Discussion will be this Thursday at 7:00 p.m. in Neu Chapel. All are welcome and invited to attend!

Submitted by Keith Turner

* Four week study on sexuality and the church begins March 7

The Indiana Conference of The United Methodist Church is sponsoring intentional discussions throughout the state of Indiana centered around sexuality and the art of listening to better understand differing perspectives. These guided discussions will use the book, “Is It Time? Helping Laity and Clergy Discuss Homosexuality One Question at a Time,” by Adolf Hansen, theologian-in-residence at St. Luke’s UMC in Indianapolis. The book offers case studies and questions that explore human sexuality as participants engage in open dialogue in an atmosphere of mutual respect. The conversations are set to address the importance of compassion and empathy as we engage in conversation about human sexuality and the Church.

University chaplain Tammy Gieselman and conference superintendent Mitch Gieselman will be co-hosting the discussion series on campus beginning Wednesday, March 7 from noon-1:30 p.m., in Eykamp Hall, Rooms 251 and 252, Ridgway University Center. The campus community is invited to attend. We hope it will be a time of rich dialogue for everyone. Students who participate will be given a copy of the Hansen book at no charge. Complimentary food and beverages will also be available during the discussion time. The series is scheduled for four consecutive Wednesdays: March 7, 14, 21, and 28. 

For more information, e-mail

Submitted by Tammy Gieselman

* TIAA individual counseling sessions for March

The TIAA-CREF representative will be on the UE campus for individual counseling sessions on March 20 and 23.  To schedule an appointment, call TIAA-CREF at 1-800-732-8353.

Please note that the meeting location has been changed to Room 153 (Eades Music Room) in the Schroeder School of Business Building.

Submitted by Lori LeDuc 

* March 20 Snyder Lecture Series to feature Senator Lugar and President Kazee

The University of Evansville will present a keynote conversation between former Indiana Senator Richard Lugar and UE President Thomas A. Kazee for the Spring 2018 Patricia H. Snyder Concert and Lecture Series on March 20 at 7:00 p.m.

The conversation, titled “State of our Union: Making Sense of Current Affairs,” will be held in Eykamp Hall within Ridgway University Center on the UE campus and doors will open at 6:30 p.m.

This event is free and open to the public and guests will be seated on a first-come first-served basis. Reserve your seat online here. 

This event is presented in partnership with the University of Evansville Department of Law, Politics, and Society as part of an all-day series of current events and political science events and discussions, in honor of the retirement of Dr. Thomas Kazee and his academic career as a political scientist.

The Patricia H. Snyder Concert and Lecture Series was made possible in 1997 through an endowment from the late Patricia H. Snyder, trustee and longtime friend of University, to bring speakers or performers of renown to Evansville at no cost to the public.

Find this event on Facebook for updates and reminders. 

For event questions, please contact

* Rosary Prayer at 10:00 a.m. on Thursdays

The Newman Club will be offering a 20-minute rosary prayer every Thursday at 10:00 a.m. in the Center for Academic Advising in the Clifford Memorial Library. Students and faculty are welcome. For more information, contact Olivia at

Submitted by Carly Walker


Info You Should Know

* Spring 2018 UE Magazine now available online

The newest issue of the UE Magazine is now available to view online. Articles include in-depth features with President Tom Kazee and First Lady Sharon Kazee, an update on former UE president Stephen Jennings, campus news, Aces in Action, alumni spotlights, class notes, and more.

Hard copies will arrive in campus offices and alumni mailboxes this week. For additional copies, please contact the Office of Alumni Relations.

Read the Spring 2018 UE Magazine online

* 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 



* Morgan Florey earns MVC Pitcher of the Week honor

For the fourth time in her career at the University of Evansville, junior Morgan Florey was named the Missouri Valley Conference Pitcher of the Week.

“Morgan pitched awesome all weekend long,” head coach Mat Mundell said. “She got into a rhythm in her first game on Friday. It was one of the best pitching performances I have been a part of with the 18 strikeouts.”

Florey made four pitching appearances this weekend, tossing 21 1/3 innings and finishing with an ERA of 0.98. Even more impressive were her strikeout numbers as she racked up 45 K’s – over two per inning.

She opened the week with a complete game performance against Austin Peay, giving up an unearned run on six hits while striking out a career-high 18 batters. She went the distance against WKU, giving up three runs, one earned and striking out 13 more batters. 

Florey earned her first save of the season against Dayton, going the final 1 1/3 without allowing a baserunner before tossing another seven innings Sunday in the championship game, pitching up another win while giving up two runs and fanning 11.

With her effort of 45 K’s over the weekend, Florey now ranks fifth in the nation with 103 total strikeouts while her 18 in the win over Austin Peay on Friday was second-most in a game in the NCAA this season.

* Malfatti publishes Handel article

Associate professor of music and director of choral activities Dennis Malfatti’s article on Handel’s Saul is the featured cover article for the April 2018 edition of the Choral Journal. The Choral Journal goes to all members of the American Choral Directors Association, which has about 22,000 members.

* Amy Esche named the March 2018 Employee of the Month!

Keith and Amy holding an awardAmy Esche, senior administrative assistant in the music department, has been named the March 2018 Employee of the Month. Amy handles scheduling, fields phone calls from the community, organizes complex bookkeeping, assists faculty and students with varying needs, ensures concert programs are printed properly, and many other countless duties. She is a strong asset to the music department with her courteous, cheerful personality. Amy is known for stepping out of her job description to accomplish whatever task is presented to her in order to provide helpful, creative solutions to students and faculty. What the music department truly appreciates about Amy is how she makes herself available to the needs of her co-workers despite what task she may be working on at the time. Amy is a team-player not only for the music department, but for the whole University.


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