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Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Upcoming Events

* Re-Thinking Diversity Summer Series: Dialogue on Race

The second session of the Re-Thinking Diversity Summer Series is set for Wednesday, June 20. This session is titled, "Different Racial Perspectives," and will be led by Denise Kincaid-Johnson, Vice chancellor for enrollment services at Ivy Tech Community College.

The session will offer dialogue on how perspective is often an individual's way of regarding situations and facts. The session is open to all campus and community members and will begin at noon in Eykamp Hall, Room 253, Ridgway University Center.

To reserve your spot, please RSVP by Monday, June 18 at 5:00 p.m. to LaNeeca Williams at

Co-Sponsored by The Office of Diversity Initiatives and the Schroeder School of Business.

Submitted by LaNeeca Williams

* Faculty Information Session on e-book options

There will be a presentation by RedShelf and the UE Bookstore in regard to inclusive Access e-books on Monday, June 18 at 2:00 p.m. in the Library Board Room. This is a popular new trend in providing course materials to students. RedShelf will be doing a demonstration as to how it works and how it can save students money. Faculty who would like to attend should email Doug Gustwiller at so that enough space has been set up for the presentation. If you have questions, please contact the UE Bookstore. Inclusive Access is designed for e-books only and NOT for print versions of textbooks. 

Submitted by Doug Gustwiller 


Info You Should Know

* Fiscal affairs and administration promotion announcements

Donna Teague, vice president of fiscal affairs and administration, has announced the following promotions:

  • Kim Winsett has been promoted to director of administrative services
  • Chad Miller has been promoted to executive director of facilities management and planning
  • Bob Dale has been promoted to manager of grounds maintenance
  • Tony Holt has been promoted to manager of campus maintenance
  • Fred Wilson has been promoted to manager of residential maintenance

Please join us in congratulating them on their promotions and wishing them continued success at the University of Evansville.

* Thursday afternoon golf outings

The employees at the University of Evansville are again invited to play golf on Thursday afternoons at 3:00 p.m. at Fendrich golf course. Please make a tee time by contacting Debbie Kassenbrock in the Center for Academic Advising by 11:00 a.m. on Thursdays at or 812-488-2605. 

Submitted by Debbie Kassenbrock 

* Free HIV testing at Student Health Center

Matthew 25 will be onsite at the Student Health Center on Tuesday, June 19 from 10:00 a.m.-noon for free, confidential HIV testing. No appointment is necessary; however, you can call the Health Center at 812-488-2033 to reserve a time. 

Submitted by Ashley Craig

* COMM 380 Offered ONLINE in Summer II

Would one class that fulfills several general education requirements and teaches valuable life skills interest you? Do you want to reduce your course load during the regular fall or spring semesters? How would you like to take such a course NO MATTER where you plan to be this summer? How about a course that provides useful communication knowledge that can be used every day both personally and professionally?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, you should consider enrolling in COMM 380 ONLINE (Intercultural Communication) offered in Summer Session II.

COMM 380 meets criteria for General Education Outcome 9 (Understanding of Core Concepts of Society, Human Behavior, and Civic Knowledge) and Overlay Component A (Global Diversity: International Component).

For more information, contact professor emeritus of communication Dean Thomlison at

Submitted by Dean Thomlison

* Volunteers needed for Ohio River cleanup

The annual Ohio River Sweep, a multi-state event designed to keep our river and shores clean, is planned for Saturday June 16 from 8:00-11:00 a.m. Volunteers will meet by the Four Freedoms monument near the Pagoda in Evansville. The only skills you need are the ability to pick up trash or hold a trash bag (and your mom told me you have those skills)!

If you are interested, please email UE associate professor of biology Noah Gordon at so we can get a head count and keep you informed of any weather related changes. 

Submitted by Noah Gordon



* Maass signs book contract with Cornell University Press

Richard W. Maass, assistant professor of political science, has signed a contract with Cornell University Press for the publication of his book, currently titled Annexation: How Democracy and Xenophobia Limited U.S. Territorial Expansion (title may change). The culmination of nearly 10 years of research and writing, this book examines why the United States annexed the territories it did (e.g., Louisiana, Florida, California) and equally importantly, why it did not annex the territories it didn't (e.g., Canada, Mexico, Cuba). Based on 23 case studies of U.S. foreign policy decision-making between 1775 and 1898, Maass argues that the pattern of U.S. territorial expansion was most constrained not by material factors, but rather by the domestic political and normative consequences of annexing large alien populations. With a final manuscript deadline set for January 2019, expect the book to be available later next year. 

* Plikuhn publishes chapter in new edited volume

Mari Plikuhn, associate professor of sociology and director of the Eykamp Center for Teaching Excellence, has published a chapter, entitled: "Courting Controversy and Allowing for Awkward: Strategies for Teaching Difficult Topics." The chapter is part of the new edited volume, "Learning from Each Other: Refining the Practice of Teaching in Higher Education," set for release on August 10, from University of California Press. 

* "From the Ashes" nominated for Ohio Valley Regional Emmy Award

From the Ashes, a documentary produced and directed be Joe Atkinson of the Department of Communication faculty, has been nominated for an Ohio Valley Regional Emmy Award in the Documentary - Historical category. The film tells the story of the 1977 University of Evansville men's basketball team and the December 13, 1977, plane crash that killed 29 people - including the entire team - en route to a game against Middle Tennessee State.


Sympathy to...

* Donna Teague and Family

Please join us in expressing our deepest sympathy to Donna Teague and her family on the loss of Donna's mother, Doris Jean O'Reilly, who passed away on June 7. 



* UE Town Hall event to take place on June 21

The University of Evansville athletic department will be hosting a “Town Hall” exclusively for 2017-18 men’s basketball season ticket holders as a thank you to our most loyal fans. The free event will take place inside Meeks Family Fieldhouse on Thursday, June 21 from 6:00-7:30 p.m.

Season ticket holders from last season may also bring two non-season ticket holder guests who are interested in getting on board and learning more about the program.

Those in attendance will hear from head men’s basketball coach Walter McCarty, his coaching staff and UE administration on their vision for the program and some of the new initiatives being planned. There will be the opportunity for pictures and autographs with Coach McCarty at the end of the event.

Anyone who places a season ticket deposit or renews their season tickets by noon on June 21 before the start of the town hall will be entered to win one of 14 great prizes. Since June 21 coincides with the NBA Draft, we will announce the prize during the Town Hall with a “draft-style” show that will also be streamed via Facebook Live.  Season ticket holder renewals were sent out by the UE ticket office earlier this week.

Please RSVP by emailing Scott Peace at, walk-ups are also welcome.

The prizes are as follows:

1. Lunch with Coach McCarty

2. Two Tickets to the Road Game vs. Xavier

3. Two Tickets to the Illinois Road Game

4. Spot in the Men’s Basketball Golf Outing

5. Two Tickets to the Road Game vs. Murray State

6. Men’s Basketball Coaching Staff Signed Basketball

7. Two All-Sport Passes

8. NIKE Aces Pullover

9. Signed Walter McCarty Knicks Rookie Card

10. Lunch with an Assistant Coach

11. Fifty FLEX Wristbands

12. Signed Walter McCarty Celtics Card

13. NIKE Aces Polo

14. I’m On Board T-Shirt


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