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Friday, April 6, 2018

* Weinbach and Lincoln intersection to close from May 14-2

The planned closing of Weinbach and Lincoln Avenue has been delayed and will now begin May 14. The intersection should reopen on May 21. The closure is part of the Weinbach Avenue water main project.

* Today - True and Loyal Trivia at 5:30 in Cafe Court

The first 50 students to participate in True and Loyal Trivia will get a free T-shirt! Winner gets a free Papa John's pizza delivered anytime anywhere. You do not have to have a meal plan to participate: tell the cashier you are there to play trivia. #uepepandvim #trueandloyal 

Submitted by Cameron Cool

* Collaboration between PW and GW: Chapters have chance to earn GW points by helping with PW activities

1. Each chapter has 30 thank you cards that they can either sign as an entire chapter or have individual members sign their name, major and expected grad year. These letters will be mailed to all alumni who make a gift on Pep and Vim UE’s Annual Day of Giving April 13.

One point for each signed card returned to the alumni office by April 11.

2. PW week is kicking off with Purple Flags in the Front Oval. Each flag represents a donor who gave to UE during last year’s 2016-17 academic year. We had 7095 donors!

Purple flags will be placed in the Front Oval on Sunday, April 6, starting at 1:00 p.m. Each chapter can send volunteers to sign in on Sunday and help place purple flags.

One point earned for every Greek who helps place flags on Sunday.

3. On Monday, April 9, the theme for PW is time. To show what can be accomplished in giving just a minute of your time, we are hosting Minute to Win It Games at PW Headquarters from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Two volunteers are needed at each Minute to Win It Game.

One point earned for each shift a Greek signs up to help with.

4. On Wednesday, April 11 the theme for PW is Treasure and Fact Snacks will be distributed in Ridgway University Center from 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Greeks may check-in/sign-in at the PW table in Ridgway from 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. and pick-up some fact snacks to be distributed throughout Ridgway and campus.

One point earned for every five “Fact Snack” bags distributed.

5. Wednesday is also Donuts for Donors Day! In appreciation of all University of Evansville faculty, staff, and administrators who not only support UE with their time but also make financial gifts supporting UE. Beloved Donut Bank donuts will be delivered around campus as a special thank you. Donuts delivery will take place from 7:45 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Donuts will be available for pick-up with assigned delivery location from the Matt Williams Lobby in Hyde Hall. Please sign up for one of the shifts to pick up donuts at 7:45 a.m., 7:55 a.m., 8:05 a.m., 8:15 a.m., and 8:25 a.m. At least 10 people needed for each shift.

One point for every donut bag a Greek delivers.

6. Friday, April 13 is UE’s Pep and Vim Annual Day of Giving. We will have PW headquarters open all day in Ridgway. Greeks can check in for an hour shift at headquarters. Volunteers will be tweeting a live thank you to donors, checking student Twitter Bingo cards, and helping with prize give aways. Shifts start at 8:00 a.m. The last shift ends at 4:00 p.m.

One point earned for each Greek hour shift covered.

Submitted by Cameron Cool


Upcoming Events

* Paper Recycling & Free Document Shredding

Need papers shredded? Bring them to the free Piranha Mobile Shredding Event on campus on Thursday, April 26 (Reading Study Day) between 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. in the parking lot behind Koch Center.

Remember: Paper that contains personal information such as names, addresses, phone numbers, etc. cannot be placed directly into a recycling bin or trash container. It must be properly disposed of by one of the following methods:

1) Shredding the papers with personal information into a bag and then placing the bag of shredded paper in the recycling container.

2) Placing the papers with personal information in a secure (locked) Piranha shredding container in your area.

Thank you for recycling and helping us prevent identity theft by properly disposing of personal information!

During the free shredding event, you can bring paper from home! The limit is 100 lbs. per visit. Visits are unlimited during the event.

* Paint with a Pal

Moore Hall Programming Committee and RSA are putting on a painting event for anyone to attend on Sunday, April 8. Due to predicted inclement weather conditions, the event will be held in Rademachers from 2-6. Come paint to your hearts desire! There will be free food! 

* Bowling fun and win proceeds for your favorite charity!

Sign-up your team for UEVETS’ Spare Change for Warriors charity bowling tournament benefiting Soldier Dogs for Independence, plus win money for YOUR team’s favorite charity!

• Saturday, April 21 at 1:00 p.m. at River City Recreation
• 5 people per team
• Winning team decides half of charity proceeds
• FUN!

To sign up your team, contact Jacob Chandler at or call 812-568-6548.

* Tuition exchange/tuition remission info sessions

Want to know more about tuition exchange and tuition remission? Come to an information session in Eykamp Hall, Room 253, Ridgway University Center, on Thursday, April 12 at 1:30 p.m.

Kenton Hargis will talk about the admission process, Paula Heldt will explain how tuition exchange works, and Cathleen Wright will talk about the new tuition remission policies and forms.

Submitted by Cathleen Wright

* Visit the Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial!

On Saturday, April 21, students will be visiting the nearby Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial. This event is completely free, and transportation will be included. We will leave at 8:00 a.m. and arrive back to campus by noon. Please RSVP if you would like to attend this awesome field trip!

Submitted by Alex Russo

* UE Habitat Barn Blitz is this Saturday!

After months of behind-the-scenes planning and many weekends building all of the necessary components, UE Habitat Barn Blitz is finally happening this Saturday, April 7! On behalf of everyone on the Barn Blitz committee, thank you for all of the support we have received throughout this journey. None of this could have been done without you.

Feel free to come out and join us this Saturday at the Evansville Habitat for Humanity headquarters (560 E. Diamond Avenue) to show your support! Building starts at 9:30 a.m. and will likely go until about 2:00 p.m., and we’d love to have some morale!

Submitted by Greta Becker

* Buffalo Wild Wings Giveback planned for April 6!

The ChangeLab group, Yellow Earth, will be hosting a giveback night at the Buffalo Wild Wings on Pearl Drive from 10:30 a.m.-12:00 a.m.! Stop by for some delicious food!

Submitted by Kat Marcussen

* Easter Prayer Service in Neu Chapel: Sunday at 9:30 p.m.

One of the great promises of Easter is light shines in the darkness and the darkness cannot overtake the light. In the stillness of the night, all are welcome to offer their prayers this Sunday at 9:30 p.m. in Neu Chapel at this brief, 20 minute "Night Prayer" service complete with silence, candle lighting, music, and readings.

Submitted by Keith Turner

* University Worship in Neu Chapel: Blind Faith Is Not an Option

The Easter celebration is not just a single day on the calendar but rather a 50-day season of celebration. University Worship will be celebrating Easter this Sunday at 11:00 a.m. in Neu Chapel, where we will hear the familiar story of "Doubting Thomas" and consider how "Blind Faith is Not An Option." All are invited to don their Easter outfit once again and worship with the Neu Chapel community! As always, donuts and coffee will be available before and after the worship service.

Submitted by Keith Turner 

* Honors Program project presentations next week

The Honors Program invites you to attend the Honors Program Project Presentations on April 9-13. The honors project represents the culmination of the honors experience and provides an opportunity for students to explore an area about which they are passionate. The honors project may consist of a research project, thesis, or creative work.

Twenty-six Honors Program students will be presenting their projects during this event. Presentations will take place in Koch Center 101 from 3:00-5:00 p.m. each day next week. Watch AceNotes next week for a detailed schedule of presenters and their topics. We hope you will join us to hear the fascinating work that this year’s honors students have completed.

Submitted by Jayme Williams 

* Beekeeping in Medieval Europe to be topic of today's UE History Lecture

The annual Spring Lecture hosted by the Department of History at the University of Evansville is today - Wednesday, April 11 - at 4:00 p.m. in Harkness Hall (room 162), in the Schroeder School of Business Building. The event is free and open to the public.

The topic of this year’s lecture is “Beekeeping in Medieval Europe.” Jason Hardgrave, associate professor and the history department chair at the University of Southern Indiana, will be the speaker.

Hardgrave earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in history from the University of Wyoming and his PhD from the University of Kansas. He is a Phi Alpha Theta faculty mentor and regional coordinator for Indiana History Day.

Hardgrave’s initial research interests were focused on the late medieval legal system in Venice, Italy. His more recent areas of research have been beekeeping and the wax trade in medieval Europe. Hardgrave has been a beekeeper for seven years.

For further information, contact the event coordinator Annette Parks at or 812-488-1070.

Submitted by Katherine Martyn

* This Week in Music: UE Orchestra presents faculty soloists

UE Orchestra Presents Faculty Soloists
Today - Tuesday, April 3, 7:30 p.m.
Victory Theatre

The University of Evansville Orchestra will present an all-Beethoven concert today - Tuesday, April 3, - at 7:30 pm. The concert will be held at Victory Theatre, located at 600 Main St, Evansville, Indiana. The concert is free and open to the public.

UE faculty soloists Robert Anemone, violin, Kirsten Jermé, cello, and Garnet Ungar, piano, will join the orchestra in the rarely-heard Triple Concerto, following a performance of the Coriolan Overture. The concert will be conducted by UE assistant professor/director of orchestral activities Chun-Ming Chen.

Following the concert, the orchestra will embark on a four-concert tour of high schools in Tennessee.

Student Recitals
Wheeler Concert Hall

April 7, 2:30 p.m., Wheeler – Abbie Jasper-Brown (clarinet)
April 8, 1:00 p.m,.,Wheeler – Madeline Cox (voice) and Darwi Sandleben (voice)
April 8, 2:30 p.m., Wheeler – Taylor Farlin (viola)
April 8, 4:00 p.m., Wheeler – Michelle Nuti

Submitted by James Sullivan

* Upcoming Events for UE Alumni Association: Philanthropy Week April 9-13

Like and follow UE Alumni Association on Facebook and Twitter at @UEalumni. Watch daily for information on Philanthropy Week activities and prizes, April 9-13!

#UEPepandVim #TrueandLoyal 

* Mark Your Calendars - PurplePalooza April 13

PurplePalooza is back again! Join SAB on Friday, April 13 from 7:00-11:00 p.m. for an evening full of inflatables, rock climbing, food trucks, a professional beatboxer, UE student musicians, raffle prizes, customizable license plates, and so much more. Free for all UE students and Evansville community members. Come help celebrate UE’s Annual Day of Giving and Greek Week as well as kick off Bike Race weekend with SAB at this event.

Submitted by Megan King

* Art in the Plaza! Moore - RSA Diamond Event

Come join us on April 8 for an inspired afternoon full of art and food in the Memorial Plaza from 3:00-6:00 p.m.!

Submitted by Lily Renfro

* Milkshakes for Miracles

On Friday, April 6 from 7:00-10:00 p.m., you can enjoy milkshakes as we dance the night away to help the kids! A ticket grants you admission to the Sock Hop and a milkshake with opportunity to purchase additional shakes.

Submitted by Kelly Nixon


Info You Should Know

* Attention May 2018 graduates!

If you are graduating in May and have earned a military honorable discharge or a general discharge under honorable conditions, are on active duty, in active drilling status, or are an ROTC cadet, please notify Cherie Leonhardt in the Office of Veterans Affairs at or call 488-2141 ASAP. The Office of Veterans Affairs and UE VETS have a special graduation gift for you!

* Photographer on Campus April 9-11

The Office of Marketing and Communications will have a photographer on campus for a photo shoot Monday, April 9, through Wednesday, April 11. UE students and faculty have always been very cooperative and accommodating during previous shoots. As a result, many great photos have been taken for the University’s website and publications. Kim McDonald will try to notify faculty in advance if photos will be taken in a particular class; however, weather may force the shoot inside, and it is possible that last minute requests will be made. If faculty members know that they will be giving a test or do not wish to have their class photographed any of these days, please inform Kim McDonald at ext. 2683 or and the classroom will be avoided.

* Take CHEM 118 online summer session I

Principles of Chemistry (CHEM 118) with lab will be offered online this summer session I, starting May 14. Lecture videos can be accessed anywhere and anytime. Labs will meet on campus only one day per week. This course satisfies the General Education outcome 8.

Please contact Dr. Tod at with any questions.

Submitted by Todsapon Thananatthanachon

* PHSA celebrates National Public Health Week

This week is National Public Health Week and the Public Health Student Association (PHSA) is celebrating! A table will be set up in Ridgway University Center on Friday, April 6 from 11:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m. Representatives from the AIDS Resource Group will be there to give information about HIV/AIDS, and members of PHSA will be there to discuss other public health issues that are relevant and important to ensure the health of our populations. So please join us!

Submitted by Su Jin Jeong 

* This Friday - April 6 - is the last day to withdraw with a "W"

This Friday - April 6 - is the last day to drop a class for this spring with a "W". NO EXCEPTIONS.

Drop slips are available in the registrar's office and you must have all required signatures. Please note - if you are dropping below 12 credit hours you must also obtain stamps from the financial aid office and student accounts.

Do not wait until the last minute as advisors may not be readily available due to SOAR on Friday.

If you have any questions, contact the registrar's office.

Submitted by Teresa Haller

* Benefit Open Enrollment

During the period of March 28 through April 11, benefit-eligible employees may enroll or make changes in the University’s health, life, long term disability, and dental insurance, and ACES flexible spending account benefit plans. It is the only chance for benefit-eligible employees to enroll or make changes until the next open enrollment period unless you have a qualifying change in status.

Please review the documents in the Open Enrollment section of the MyUE portal at:, beginning with the open enrollment memo, for important announcements, reminders, and changes which will occur June 1 to the University’s benefits. 

We will once again utilize an on-line enrollment process, eliminating all paper enrollment forms for health, life, dental, and long term disability insurance, as well as the ACES flexible spending account. This will ensure the accuracy of your enrollment elections and maintain records electronically regarding your current and future participation.

Enrollment/changes to your TIAA and Emeriti VEBA Trust retirement plan salary deferrals will continue to be processed on paper forms available in the Office of Human Resources. Therefore, you do not need to re-enroll in the TIAA or Emeriti retirement plans.  ALL benefit eligible employees (including those who do not want to make any changes to their current coverage) must enter their elections by April 11. 

Please review the open enrollment memo and On-Line Benefit Enrollment Documents on the HR Area of the MyUE portal, which should answer many of the questions you might have about this system.   

Please contact the Office of Human Resources at ext. 2943 with any questions. 

* Deadline for 2018-19 Hartig Scholarship

Please return all materials for the 2018-19 Hartig Scholarship to the Office of Financial Aid by May 1. The decision will be announced by July 2.

If you have questions, contact the Office of Financial Aid at 812-488-2364 or

Submitted by Trisha Hawkes 

* Deadline for 2018-19 Kahn Scholarship

Completed applications and recommendation letters for the 2018-19 Kahn Scholarship should be returned by April 15. Questions may be directed to the Office of Financial Aid at 812-488-2364, 800-424-8634 or

Submitted by Trisha Hawkes 

* 2018-19 Margery Florence Kahn Scholarship application available

Applications for the 2018-19 Margery Florence Kahn Scholarship are now available.

It was the desire of the donor, Margery Florence Kahn, that her scholarship be awarded to "dedicated and conscientious students who exhibit a true passion for their chosen fields of study, and who, in the opinion of the members of the University of Evansville faculty, are likely to bring the same enthusiasm into the performance of their jobs or the practice of the professions which they will pursue following graduation."

All University of Evansville full-time undergraduate students who will be juniors or seniors in 2018-19 may apply. An essay of about 300 words must accompany the application, along with two to five faculty recommendation letters.

Applications are available from the Office of Financial Aid (Olmsted Hall 116).

Completed applications and recommendation letters should be returned to the Office of Financial Aid by April 15.

You may also request application materials by e-mailing

Questions may be directed to the Office of Financial Aid via e-mail or by phone at 812-488-2364.

Submitted by Trisha Hawkes

* Purple flags coming in

Tag @UEAlumni in your Instagram post or Tweet at @UEAlumni by the purple flags and tell us why you are thankful for the 7,905 donors that gave to UE during last year’s 2016-17 academic year. Use #TrueandLoyal and #UEPepandVim.

Submitted by Cameron James Cool 

* Dr. Marvin E. Hartig Memorial Scholarship applications

Applications are now being accepted for this year’s Dr. Marvin E. Hartig Memorial Scholarship. This scholarship is dedicated to the loving memory of Hartig, dean of Evansville College’s Evening College in 1967, and administrator for the Center for Advanced Study, director of the Evansville chapter of the American Institute of Banking (AIB), and the international student advisor. In 1974, Hartig was appointed dean of academic services. He retired in 1984 after serving his alma mater for 35 years and passed away in 2007.

This scholarship is awarded each year to a deserving sophomore. Preference will be given to a student working while being enrolled as a full-time student.

International students are encouraged to apply.

Applicants must submit the following to be considered:

1. Completed application
2. In a one page, single spaced, 12 point Verdana font essay, please answer all of these questions:
•What have you learned about yourself as a UE student?
•What do you do for fun when not studying or working?
•Name a special attribute or accomplishment that sets you apart.
•You have done a lot in your short life.  In what areas do you think you can improve?
•What are your scholastic and career goals?
•How did you finance your freshman year and how will you finance your sophomore year?
•Why are you a good candidate to receive this scholarship?
•What have you learned about Dr. Hartig, how does he influence or inspire you, and how will you preserve his legacy as recipient of this scholarship?

Please return all materials to the Office of Financial Aid by May 1. Decision will be announced by July 2.

If you have questions, contact Trisha Hawkes, administrative assistant to the Office of Financial Aid, at or 812-488-2364.

Submitted by Trisha Hawkes

* 2018-19 Margery Florence Kahn Scholarship application now available

Applications for the 2018-19 Margery Florence Kahn Scholarship are now available.

It was the desire of the donor, Margery Florence Kahn, that her scholarship be awarded to "dedicated and conscientious students who exhibit a true passion for their chosen fields of study, and who, in the opinion of the members of the University of Evansville faculty, are likely to bring the same enthusiasm into the performance of their jobs or the practice of the professions which they will pursue following graduation."

All University of Evansville full-time undergraduate students who will be juniors or seniors in 2018-19 may apply. An essay of about 300 words must accompany the application, along with two to five faculty recommendation letters.

Applications are available from the Office of Financial Aid (Olmsted Hall 116). Completed applications and recommendation letters should be returned to the Office of Financial Aid by April 15.

You may also request application materials by e-mailing

Questions may be directed to the Office of Financial Aid via e-mail or by phone at 812-488-2364.

Submitted by Trisha Hawkes 



* Chelsea Gaddis awarded SOL Education Abroad Scholarship

Chelsea Gaddis has received the SOL Education Abroad scholarship! Chelsea is an international studies and Spanish major and will be studying abroad in Costa Rica this summer. She also studied abroad at Harlaxton during the Spring 2017 semester. She says her semester at Harlaxton was a big help to her international studies major and influenced her decision to continue traveling and to go somewhere warmer next time!

When it comes to her trip to Costa Rica, Chelsea is “most excited about advancing my Spanish skills and being immersed in a new culture. Costa Rica will be my first experience with Latin America and will give me a glimpse of the rich cultures it has to offer.”

This trip will definitely relate to her Spanish major and hopefully her future career!

“After graduation, my goal is to become a certified Spanish interpreter and to use my skills working with an international non-profit organization or in political relations.”

If you’d like to learn more about the program Chelsea is going abroad on, you can read about it on the SOL Education Abroad website. If you’re interested in studying on a similar program, you can contact the study abroad office at 812-488-1085 or e-mail

Submitted by Greta Becker

* Dennis Malfatti publishes featured article in the Choral Journal

Magazine CoverAn article by associate professor of music and director of choral activities Dennis Malfatti was the featured cover article in the April 2018 edition of the Choral Journal.

The article is titled "Handel's Saul: The Apotheosis of Baroque Music-Theater."

The Choral Journal is the peer reviewed journal of the American Choral Directors Association. With over 22,000 members, the American Choral Directors Association is the primary professional organization for choral musicians and scholars.

* Schroeder seniors achieve 93rd percentile on Major Field Test; Accounting seniors 99th

The Schroeder School of Business seniors placed at the 93rd percentile on the Major Field Test (MFT). Over 500+ business programs take the MFT nationally. Schroeder accounting students scored at the 99th percentile on the accounting section of the exam. Schroeder is ranked #4 nationally among small private universities by the 2018 US News & World Report.

* Phi Sigma Iota initiation ceremony

The annual Phi Sigma Iota initiation ceremony will be held Sunday, April 8 at 2:00 p.m. in Eykamp Hall, Rooms 253 and 254, Ridgway University Center. Phi Sigma Iota, the international foreign language honor society, was founded in 1922 at Allegheny College and recognizes outstanding ability in the fields of foreign languages, literature and cultures. The University of Evansville has inducted 176 members since it established the Epsilon Beta Chapter in 2000. This year’s initiates include Rachel Haller and Lauren Perry. Conducting the initiation ceremony will be PSI members Jennifer Riedford and Tatiana Czajkowski and faculty advisor Cindy Crowe. Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant Ignacio Benítez from Uruguay will be the featured speaker. This event is open to the public and free of charge.

Lucinda Jane Crowe


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