University of Evansville

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Thursday, March 15, 2018

What's Happening Today

* Free coffee and career chat today

Attend Coffee & Careers this afternoon for free coffee and an informal career chat with alumni and friends of the University. Learn about their journey to their current job and the skills needed for career success. Today's focus will be on careers in non-clinical healthcare. The event will be today – Thursday, March 15 – from 4:00-5:00 p.m. on the second floor of Ridgway University Center, across from WUEV.

Submitted by Alison Morris-McDonald


Upcoming Events

* Conversation on Race in America tonight in Neu Chapel

The campus community is invited to attend a conversation on racial issues in America tonight at 7:00 p.m. in Neu Chapel's Grabill Lounge. Due to illness, Gerald Arnold will not be able to be with us, but his presentation will be rescheduled. All are welcome to attend this important conversation! Refreshments will be served. 

* Additional Barn Blitz Build Day

There will be another Barn Blitz build day this Sunday, March 18. The build will take place at 531 Rotherwood Avenue (next to the Center for Adult Education) from 1:00-4:00 p.m. Anyone who is interested in building is welcome to come out and participate! 

* Admission Purple Visit Day Tomorrow!

The Office of Admission will be hosting a Purple Visit Day tomorrow - Friday, March 16. We will be welcoming over 70 families during this event. The Purple Visit Day guests will join the UE community for lunch in Café Court between 11:45a.m. and 1:00 p.m. Please give our visitors a warm welcome!


* 20-minute night church service in Neu Chapel

The campus community is invited to attend a brief 20-minute candlelight night church service in Neu Chapel this Sunday at 9:00 p.m. These ecumenical services feature beautiful music, rich readings, and times for personal prayer, meditation, and reflection. All are welcome!

Submitted by Keith Turner 

* SAB present Dallas Indie Pop duo D and Chi this Friday

Join SAB this Friday as they welcome D and Chi in Rademacher's Lounge from noon-1:00 p.m. D and Chi are a Dallas Indie pop duo that's taking what they learned on the streets of the Bishop Arts District to the world.

Submitted by Megan King

* Residence life summer assistant info sessions

Are you staying in Evansville over the summer? Are you interested in a summer job that includes a stipend and housing? You should apply to be a residence life summer assistant! The position description and application can be found at

Residence Life will hold two optional info sessions. One is planned for today - March 14 - at 9:00 p.m. in Eykamp Hall, Room 253, Ridgway University Center, and the other will be March 15 at 9:00 p.m. in Room 173, Schroeder School of Business Building.

The deadline to apply is March 22 at 5:00 p.m. We look forward to reading your application.

Submitted by Greg O'Connor 

* Staff and Administrator Information Session for 2018-19 Changes

We have scheduled an informational session TODAY - Monday, March 19 - at 2:00 p.m. in Eykamp Hall, Room 251, Ridgway University Center, to provide information on changes to our health insurance plan for 2018-19, prior to open enrollment meetings, which are scheduled for the last week of March. In addition, updates regarding salary increases and other fringe benefits for 2018-19 will be discussed. Donna Teague, vice president of fiscal affairs and administration, will be presenting the information in this session.

This meeting is for UE staff and administrators only.

For more information, please contact Emily Wilderman, UE Staff and Administrator Assembly president, at

* College Mentors Panda Express Give BACK

Come to Panda Express from 11:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 15 to support College Mentors for kids! Show this flyer or tell them you are there for the giveback! 

Submitted by Kaitlin Kittelson

* Mother Courage and Her Children in UE's May Studio Theatre

The University of Evansville Department of Theatre opens Bertolt Brecht’s Mother Courage and Her Children, adapted by Tony Kushner, Monday, March 19, at 7:30 p.m., in the May Studio Theatre. The show continues with performances at 7:30 p.m. on March 20-24, as well as at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 25.

Through the ruins of war, the indomitable Mother Courage carries her family and her wagon full of goods, incessantly struggling to compromise the roles of both mother and businesswoman. Brilliant frustration, black comedy, and tragic loss ensue. Widely considered to be Brecht’s best work, Mother Courage and her Children tells the story of a woman fighting for life in a world dependent on death.

UE student Jake Sellers serves as director of the production. The cast includes UE students Davis Cowart; Ethan A. Davenport, Trevor Guyton, Liam Johnson, Hannah Mattingly, Fiona Peterson-Quinn, Jack Russel, Hannah Stevens, Claire Tumey, Blake Ware, and Braden Wilkerson. The creative team includes UE students Cassy Spaduzzi, scenic design; Becca Updyke, costume design; Baxter Pitt, projection design; Sidney McCarty, sound design; Renée Voteau, dramaturg; and Melia Schnefke, stage manager. Lighting design is by UE assistant professor of theatre Stephen Boulmetis.

Tickets are $11 for adults and $9 for senior adults, students, and UE faculty and staff. UE students may pick up their free student rush ticket beginning at noon on the day of the performance they wish to attend. Seating is limited and patrons are encouraged to make reservations by calling 812-488-2031, Monday through Friday, noon-5:00 p.m.

* University Worship in Neu Chapel

The campus community is invited to worship with the Neu Chapel community this Sunday at 11:00 a.m. in Neu Chapel. We will continue our Lenten observance and converse together about how God's grace is radically inclusive and all-embracing. As always, hot beverages and donuts will be available before and after the service!

Submitted by Keith Turner 

* Evansville NAACP president to speak on race tomorrow

The campus community is invited to attend a conversation on racial issues in America tomorrow - Thursday, March 15- at 7:00 p.m. in Neu Chapel. Our special guest for this event is the Rev. Gerald Arnold, the chapter president of the Evansville NAACP. All are welcome! Refreshments will be served.

Submitted by Keith Turner 

* This Week in Music: Erickson and Student Recitals

Faculty Recital: Ross Erickson
Tuesday, March 13, 7:30 p.m., Wheeler Concert Hall

UE music faculty Ross Erickson (percussion) will present a faculty recital tonight - Tuesday, March 13 - at 7:30 p.m. in Wheeler Concert Hall. The program will feature works by Koshinski, Metheny, Golijov, Ewazen, and Kopetzki. He will be joined by Shawn Teichmer (saxophone), Leanna Hampton (flute), and Kirsten Jermé (cello). The concert is free and open to the public.

For complete program information, visit the music department concert calendar.

Student Recitals

March 17, 2:30 p.m., Wheeler Concert Hall – David Poindexter (voice)
March 18, 1:00 p.m., Wheeler Concert Hall – Annie Cloud (clarinet)
March 18, 2:30 p.m., Wheeler Concert Hall – Sarah Lee (violin)

Submitted by James Sullivan

* 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

* 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

* Hygiene items needed for area shelters

Senior Kate Hannon has recently been selected as a 2018 500 Festival Princess and is hoping to collect 500 hygiene items to donate to area shelters. She will be in Ridgway University Center from 2:00-4:00 p.m. on Friday, March 16, Monday, March 19, and Friday, March 23, at a table to provide information on the 500 Festival Princess Program. She will also have a bin to collect hygiene items. Please stop by if you have any questions or would like to make a donation or contact!

Submitted by Kathryn R Hannon kh299@evansville

* Maternal age survey: extra credit opportunity

Anyone willing is invited to participate in a maternal age survey. The survey is for a project titled “Familial Background Impacting Millennials’ Perception of Ideal Maternal Age.” Extra credit is available for those with psychology classes that offer extra credit. The survey will run from March 15-30.

If you have any questions, e-mail

Submitted by Tenshi Nakamura

* University of Evansville Theatre announces auditions for child actors

The University of Evansville Theatre will hold auditions at 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 20, for child actors. The available role is for a small boy, aged 7 to 10 years, in the Theatre’s upcoming production of The Grapes of Wrath, by Frank Galati, based on the novel by John Steinbeck, and directed by Professor John David Lutz.

Auditions will be held in Shanklin Theatre. The child actor should be available to begin evening rehearsals March 22 through performances ending April 22.

Questions should be directed to Sharla Cowden, managing director, at 812-488-2747 or by e-mail at

* Voter registration table next week in Ridgway!

The League of Women Voters will be tabling in Ridgway University Center next Monday - Thursday from 10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. All students, faculty, and staff are welcome to stop by and make sure they are prepared and informed for the upcoming primary and mid-term elections for 2018. This non-partisan group can help you get registered and ready!

Submitted by Jackie Luedtke

* Outstanding Senior Service Award nominations

Do you know a senior deserving of the highest award given by UE? Ten finalists will be honored at a luncheon in May and one male and one female will be given this award at commencement. Selection is based on academic achievement, demonstrated leadership, and potential for future contribution to society.

The Guthrie May and Mabel Dillingham Nenneker Outstanding Senior Service Awards nominations will be accepted March 12-April 3. 

You can nominate deserving seniors by sending an e-mail to the student or students you wish to nominate using the following format:

TO: _______________________ 
Subject: You have been nominated for the Outstanding Senior Service Award

Dear ________________
I have nominated you for the Guthrie May and Mabel Dillingham Nenneker Outstanding Senior Service Award. This is one of the highest awards given to students by the University of Evansville. Ten finalists will be honored at a luncheon in May and one male and one female will be given this award at commencement. Selection is based on academic achievement, demonstrated leadership, and potential for future contribution to society.

To accept this nomination please go to this link:

You will be asked to provide a personal statement and upload a current copy of your resume.

Applications must be submitted to the Office of the Dean of Students by April 3.

Questions can be referred to Dana Clayton at  812-488-2500. 


Please copy on all forms that you forward to your nominees.

Applications must be submitted to the Office of the Dean of Students by April 3.

Submitted by Carleen Barnes

* Call for Nominations: Dean of Students Leadership Awards

Nominations are now being accepted for consideration of The Howard S. Rosenblatt “Dean of Students Leadership Awards.” These awards will be presented at the 25th Annual Leadership Awards Reception scheduled for April 19 at 7:00 p.m. Invitations will be prepared by the Center for Student Engagement. 

Awards are presented in the following categories:

• Student Organization Advisor of the Year
• Student Organization of the Year
• Student Leader of the Year

Over 80 percent of UE students participate in at least one student organization or program. These organizations are successful because of the commitment of the student leaders and the advisors who give freely of their time and support. The recipients of these awards are selected based on their commitment to the University of Evansville as well as the development and success of their efforts within their chosen student organization.

The deadline for nominations is March 23.  

Click on this link to submit your nomination.

If you have any questions, please contact the vice president for student affairs/dean of students office at 812-488-2500 or by e-mail via

Thank you in advance for celebrating our student leaders’ achievements!

Submitted by Carleen Barnes

* 2018 baseball team caps in bookstore

The UE Bookstore now has available the cap styles that the baseball team is wearing this spring. There are three colors available - orange w/purple bill, purple w/orange bill, and grey w/purple bill. Get them while they last.

Submitted by Doug Gustwiller 

* Attention students and advisors: GAP has a new name!

Students registering for fall GAP classes should look for CHNG when searching for courses in the registration system or when talking with advisors.  GAP is now called ChangeLab. Courses available for the fall can be found at

Questions? Contact Erin Lewis at

Submitted by Cindy Kelley

* 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

* 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 



* Catie Taylor Recognized by IACAC President for Contributions to 2018 Conference

Catie Taylor, associate director of admission, serves as the program chair for the Indiana Association for College Admission Counseling. Among her many contributions to the organization, Catie most recently created the schedule for the entire IACAC Congress event held in February. She planned sessions and scheduled panelists and speakers for this gathering of higher education leadership from across the state of Indiana.

“It’s wonderful to have prominent leadership from the UE campus in such an influential position on the IACAC board,” said Kenton Hargis, director of Admission. “Catie’s hard work within the organization is a direct reflection of the outstanding work ethic she brings with her on a daily basis to our team and to this institution.”

Catie was specially recognized by the IACAC president, Christopher Gage, in the March edition of his President’s Corner newsletter. “I also need to take this opportunity to once again thank all the volunteers who worked to ensure the membership had a great professional development experience,” he said. “As soon as we closed the annual conference, Catie was fast at work preparing for Conference 2019.”

Great work, Catie!

* UE's Greek-Speaking Dog performs at conference

Greek-Speaking DogIn an academic first, the University of Evansville’s own “Greek-Speaking Dog,” well-known for her visits to Professor James Ware’s ancient Greek classes, has performed at a scholarly conference. In a private gathering of scholars attending the Central States meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature, the linguistically precocious pet demonstrated her knowledge of ancient Greek language, history, and science. In her most well-received exhibition, she revealed her knowledge of the ancient Greek mathematician Archimedes’ famous formula when, at the mention of “pi r squared,” she promptly executed a rapid and complete circle. In return for her performance, the Greek-Speaking Dog received general applause, a biscuit, and an invitation to next year’s conference.

* Iber presenting at ASEAN-ELT on March 17

Associate professor of education George Iber will presenting a paper about "Translanguaging" at ASEAN-ELT, in Malaka, Malaysia, on March 17. 


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