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Thursday, August 16, 2018

* Campus visitor parking

The Office of Admission continues to enhance the visit experience for our prospective students in order to make them feel welcome and at home on our campus.  We will be continuing to use the special parking signs and purple parking spaces in front of Olmsted Administration Hall that will be personalized to welcome each arriving guest by name. In order to ensure that each visiting guest has a place to park, we’re asking for your help to keep the purple spaces open at all times.  Please help us communicate this change to all students, faculty, staff, outside guests, and others so that we may make a positive first impression on our visitors.

Thank you for continuing to be an important part of the campus visit experience. We truly appreciate the enthusiasm and cooperation from the entire campus community in making the experience special for each of our visitors.

Dr. Shane Davidson
VP for Enrollment and Marketing


Upcoming Events

* First Mass on Campus this Sunday at 10:30 a.m.

There will be a Catholic Mass on campus in Neu Chapel at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, August 19. The Newman Club will be having a gathering after the Mass - feel free to come get to know current members and learn more about what the club does!

Submitted by Sam Wallisch

* Evansville Otters Baseball College Night

The Evansville Otters conclude their series against rival Southern Illinois Miners on College Night on August 23. The Otters want to see college students and staff pack the stands at Bosse Field for the series finale as the Otters make a playoff push! Those with a valid college ID can enter to win one of four $50 VISA gift cards, and those with a valid ID get a free popcorn.

Student groups with a minimum of 15 people can enter to win a $100 contribution to your cause, and a minimum of 25 people can enter win "Bosse Field" for use of your own event! Student groups must pre-register to be eligible. For more information or to register, please contact Elspeth Urbina-Roos at 812-435-8686 or e-mail at

And everyone is invited to wear their favorite school or college apparel and show their school pride!

Stay up-to-date with the Evansville Otters at and follow the Otters on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram!

Tickets for College Night on August 23 are still available by going to or calling 812- 435-8686, or stop by the Evansville Otters Ticket Office located at Bosse Field on 23 Don Mattingly Way in Evansville, Indiana.

Join the Evansville Otters at Bosse Field for all the fun!

* Monks to create World Peace Sand Mandala at UE

Monks from Tashi Kyil Monastery in Dehra Dun, India, will be in Evansville August 18-23, creating the World Peace Sand Mandala at the University of Evansville. They will be working on the mandala project in the John Wesley Gallery located in the lower level of Neu Chapel. The mandala will take several days to construct and the public is invited to observe their work throughout the week. The schedule for viewing the Sand Mandala is below.

• Sunday, August 19 at noon, Opening Ceremony. Monks will be creating sand mandala until 5:00 p.m.

• Monday, August 20, 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

• Tuesday, August 21, 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

• Wednesday, August 22, 10:00a.m.-5:00 p.m.

• Thursday, August 23, 10:00 a.m.-noon

• Thursday, August 23 at noon: Closing ceremony and Sand Mandala deconstruction. Following the closing ceremony, the monks will take the sand mandala to the Ohio River and ceremonially disperse the sand into the river to spread healing energies of the mandala throughout the world.

Feel free to observe the creation of the mandala and spend some time with the monks. The monks are here to teach the Dharma and educate the public about the culture and religion of Tibet. More info at:

Submitted by Tamara Gieselman 


Changemaker Corner

* Openings on ChangeLab projects still available this semester

There are still a few openings on ChangeLab projects for this semester. These projects provide a great opportunity for students to use their skills to address challenges and opportunities in the real world, and they are open to students of all majors and levels who have an interest and skills to offer.

Students – look for these courses using the CHNG prefix to register.

Advisors – consider recommending these classes for interested students.

• Designing an Anti-Bullying Board Game
CHNG 330 – 3 credits - T/Th 2:45 – 4:00
Work with an experienced game developer to create a board game that addresses bullying amongst kids. Prepare that game for license and sale in the game market.

• Global Innovation Consulting
CHNG 300 – 3 credits - T 2:00 – 5:00
Learn innovation strategies and techniques from an experienced consultant to help companies address relevant challenges. Apply these skills on a project related to the future of health care. (limited to sophomores, juniors, and seniors or by instructor approval)

• Alternative Energy – Puerto Rico
CHNG 310 – 3 credits - T/Th 11:00 – 12:15
Learn from a physics professor how to audit homes and buildings to recommend sustainable energy solutions. Develop and implement recommendations for a school in Puerto Rico.

• Rosedale Neighborhood Revitalization
CHNG 310 – 3 credits - T/Th 9:30 – 11:00
Work with community activists and property developers to create a vision and plans to beautify, strengthen, and revitalize the diverse Rosedale neighborhood adjacent to UE.

More information on these projects can be found at

Submitted by Jill Griffith 


Info You Should Know

* UE Bookstore rush hours

The UE Bookstore will have special hours during the weekend before school and the first week of school. They are as follows:

  • Saturday:  August 18,10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
  • Sunday: August 19, Noon-3:00 p.m.
  • Monday-Thursday, August 20-23, 9:30 a.m.-6:00 p.m.

The delayed hours on Aug 20-23 will allow us to prep website orders done the day before. Thanks for understanding.

Order your books on the UE Bookstore's new website now and avoid the lines at

Submitted by

* University Symphony Orchestra/String Chamber Ensemble calling for musicians!

Students, staff, faculty, and administrators are invited to play in the University Symphony Orchestra and String Chamber Ensemble. The University Symphony Orchestra meets on Monday at 5:30 p.m. and Wednesday at 4:00 p.m. The String Chamber Ensemble meets on Thursday at 4:00 p.m. in the Krannert Hall of Art and Music. Come join us!

E-mail Chun-Ming Chen, director of orchestral activities, at for more information.

Submitted by Chun-Ming Chen

* Annual fire alarm system testing

Johnson Controls is on campus conducting the annual fire alarm system testing. As each building is tested the alarm will intermittently go off. (Since this is just a test of the alarm, there is no need to leave the building when the alarm sounds.) Physical plant and security will know on a daily basis the buildings being tested. The testing will be done between 7:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Testing should be completed by Tuesday, August 21. If you have any concerns or schedule conflicts, please contact the physical plant at 812-488-2775.

Submitted by Jayne Schnacke

* In-House office supply form has been revised

Effective immediately - central receiving is now accepting the newest version of the in-house office supply order form (dated 7/2018) which includes updated pricing. The revised in-house office supply order form is available on the central receiving and purchasing websites in AceLink. Please note that previous versions of the in-house form will no longer be accepted as of August 28. Please e-mail your questions to or call ext. 1067.

Submitted by Kim Winsett



* University of Evansville Announces Berger Awards for 2018

University of Evansville professors Laura Dwyer and Robert Dion were honored recently with the 2018 Sydney and Sadelle Berger Awards for Scholarly Activity and Service. They were presented with the awards by Charlie Berger during UE’s Fall Conference.

UE associate professor of management Laura Dwyer was given the Berger Award for Scholarly Activity. Dwyer has significantly contributed to the research community. She is a prominent scholar and teacher specializing in the areas of organizational behavior, human resources, decision making, and leadership.

Dwyer has a strong interest in publishing in peer-reviewed pedagogical journals in the areas of business education and higher education. Of particular interest is Dwyer’s research titled “Leadership self-efficacy and managers' motivation for leading change.” This research has received 416 citations since its publication in 2002 in the Journal of Organizational Behavior

Dwyer continually shares her knowledge by delivering seminars and workshops at Harvard Business School, Northwestern University, and University of Colorado.
She has received UE’s Schroeder School of Business Dean’s Service Award, the Dean's Research Award, and the Dean's Teaching Award twice. Dwyer has also received a Teaching Fellows Grant from the Center for Teaching Excellence.

UE professor of political science and chair of law, politics, and society Robert Dion was the recipient of the Berger Award for Service. Dion is committed to serving UE and the community and to promoting diversity and equal rights for all people.

He has been chair of the Evansville-Vanderburgh County Human Relations Commission for several years. He has been a featured speaker at statewide meetings of all Indiana human rights agencies and a delegate to conventions of the International Association of Official Human Rights Agencies. Dion is a longtime member of the Evansville Diversity Distinguished Lecture Series board.

At UE, Dion has received the United Methodist Exemplary Teaching Award and serves on several committees and boards, including the Diversity Lecture Series board and the MLK Day Committee. He chairs UE’s Constitution Day committee and works with We the People, a national program dedicated to teaching secondary school students about the US. Constitution.

He is regularly interviewed by local, statewide, national, and international news outlets, including the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Le Monde, the BBC World Service, The Guardian, and Radio Canada.

* Becker elected to Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society board

Professor Lora Becker has been elected to the National Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society Board of Directors for the 2018-20 biennium. She recently ended her 2-year term as chair of their bylaws committee. Phi Kappa Phi will hold an induction ceremony this spring. All inductees are invited regardless of chapter affiliation! Phi Kappa Phi is the largest interdisciplinary honor society.



* Volleyball home match against IU cancelled

Due to a scheduling error, Indiana University has been forced to cancel the September 4 match against the University of Evansville inside Meeks Family Fieldhouse in Evansville, Ind.

“We are disappointed with how this transpired, but we understand that mistakes do happen,” UE Director of Athletics Mark Spencer said.  “I have communicated with the IU administration and coaching staff and hope to foster this relationship over future seasons.”

IU’s contest at UE would have resulted in them having one contest over the NCAA maximum number of allowed competition dates.  The error was recently realized by IU university administrators and the cancellation of the match was the only available remedy at this time.  With the timing of the announcement, Evansville will be unable to replace the match on their 2018 schedule.

The programs hope to continue their relationship in the near future. 

Evansville is set to open the season next weekend in Macomb, Ill. at the Leatherneck Invitational.  The home opener will pit the Purple Aces against Southeast Missouri State on Tuesday, August 28 inside Meeks Family Fieldhouse.


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