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Thursday, March 8, 2018

What's Happening Today

* Immigration Panel Discussion: Tonight 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 TONIGHT at 7:00 p.m. in Neu Chapel. All are welcome and invited to attend!

Submitted by Keith Turner


Upcoming Events

* Free lunch! UE Connect Lunch and Learn with Samantha Whitcomb '13

Join UE Connect's Lunch and Learn with Samantha Whitcomb '13, presenting “Adulting 101: What they don't tell you about the real world!” This event is planned for Wednesday, March 14 from noon-1:00 p.m. in Eykamp Hall, Room 253, Ridgway University Center. Free boxed lunch for all students! The deadline to register is March 12.

Samantha Whitcomb is a transplanted Texan who was drawn to UE by its incredible education system and the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to study abroad. She graduated in May 2013 with a degree in applied mathematics, focusing in business administration. While at UE, she attended Harlaxton College (spring 2011) and was very involved in her sorority, Zeta Tau Alpha, as well as chairing the homecoming committee two years in a row.

Whitcomb started her career in operations for a small financial firm and then switched to data analytics at the Evansville Teachers Federal Credit Union. She is in her third term on the board of directors for Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Ohio Valley, where she is also a Big Sister. She has an enormous passion for serving her community and donating her time and talents to organizations dedicated to worthy causes.

Have a suggestion for future Lunch & Learns? E-mail a lunch and learn topic suggestion to us at!

Questions? Contact the Office of Alumni and Parent Relations at 812-488-2586 or

Submitted by Nichole Coffey

* UE plans benefit reading of Vagina Monologues

A benefit reading of The Vagina Monologues is set for Thursday, March 15, at the University of Evansville. The event begins at 7:00 p.m. in room 126 in Hyde Hall, with doors opening at 6:30 p.m. Admission is $10 for the general public and $7 for students.

Proceeds will be donated to the Albion Fellows Bacon Center in Evansville and the V-Day Rise 2018 campaign. The Albion Fellows Bacon Center works to prevent domestic and sexual violence in the community and offers services to empower victims. V-Day is a global activist movement working for an end to violence against women and girls.

The event is being sponsored by UE4SHE, the Office of Diversity, and the Black Student Union at the University of Evansville.

Tickets will be available for purchase at the door. To purchase tickets in advance, please contact Annette Parks at

For more information on the event, go to

* Spring Healthy Behavior Challenge

Sign-up today for the Spring Healthy Behavior Challenge. Earn an additional $150 in HRA credits upon successful completion. Please e-mail Ashley Chipps at to sign up or visit the Employee Health Clinic AceLink page to sign up electronically. The challenge runs from March 11-May 5.

Submitted by Ashley Chipps

* 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


Info You Should Know

* New discount purchase program for UE employees

Office Depot® and University of Evansville have partnered to provide exclusive benefits and savings. There is no attachment to your business account, this is strictly for UE employee personal use.

Employee Purchase Program benefits include:

  • Customized pricing to fit the specific needs of your business
  • Curated assortment of products and services
  • The flexibility to shop online at and at any of its retail locations with your store purchasing card
  • FREE, next-business-day delivery on qualifying orders of $50 or more within our local delivery areas. See our terms and conditions for details.
  • World class customer service for quick problem resolution
  • Experienced account managers to help improve productivity and uncover cost savings
  • Convenient payment options including single account billing or consolidated billing for multiple locations

Log in today!

Go here to set up your UE employee purchase account.

Follow the instructions for adding your information for home delivery and/or store pickup and personal payment information. There is also a link at the bottom of the page under “Important Downloads” for a printable store purchasing card that employees can carry. 

Submitted by Kim Winsett

* UE education students meet legislators during IACTE Day at Indiana Statehouse

UE education students Sara Cannaday, Megan Hawkins, and Heather Dougan attended IACTE Day at the Indiana Statehouse on Wednesday. They got to speak with Senators Vaneta Becker and Jack Sandlin as well as Representative Ryan Hatfield.

Students at IACTED Day 2018

Others from UE along for the trip were UE education chair Sharon Gieselman, faculty member Lisa Hale, and Merrill Harper from UE Admission.

See more photos online.

* 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



* Baseball team extends winning streak to four games

University of Evansville sophomore first baseman Troy Beilsmith delivered a walk-off, two-out RBI single in the bottom of the 12th inning Wednesday to help the Purple Aces’ baseball team extend its winning streak to four games with a 3-2 extra-inning victory over visiting Bowling Green State University at Charles H. Braun Stadium.

“I am really proud of the effort tonight by the guys to find a way to win a close game,” said UE head baseball coach Wes Carroll. “We didn’t play our best tonight, but we found a way to come through with a clutch hit by Troy Beilsmith there in the 12th inning to win it.”

After winning relief pitcher Dalton Horstmeier (1-1) opened the 12th inning with a triple down the right field line offensively, UE would load the bases against BGSU reliever Daniel Buratto (1-1) thanks to a pair of walks. Falcons’ third baseman Gama Martinez would snare a pair of ground balls to force back-to-back runners at home plate to keep BGSU alive in the 12th, before Beilsmith roped a 1-1 pitch off the wall in left field for the game-winning hit to cap a two-hit performance.

Evansville opened the scoring in the fifth inning on a solo home run to right field by freshman third baseman Tanner Craig, his first collegiate home run. The Falcons would answer back with a pair of runs in the sixth inning, before UE rallied to tie the game at 2-2 in the ninth inning on an RBI single by Horstmeier, who opened the game as UE’s right fielder.

In addition to picking up the victory on the mound with two scoreless innings, Horstmeier also paced the UE offense with a 3-for-5 effort at the plate with an RBI. Beilsmith, Craig, and senior catcher Andrew Tanous also had two-hit efforts for UE. Offensively, four BGSU players pounded out two-hits each. On the mound, six of the seven UE pitchers who saw action did not allow a run.

“I thought that the pitching staff did a tremendous job tonight,” said Carroll. “They really gave us a chance to win this game.”

With the victory, Evansville evens its record at 5-5 on the 2018 campaign. BGSU, meanwhile, falls to 3-10 with the loss. Evansville will travel down to Fort Meyers, Florida, this weekend to battle Florida Gulf Coast University in a three-game series. The series begins Friday night with a 5:30 p.m. central time contest.


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