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Wednesday, August 29, 2018

* Campus Community Celebration set for Thursday, August 30

Ace and Squirrel at Cookout

A Campus Community Celebration is planned for Thursday, August 30!

Activities include:

  • 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. Organization Fair on the East Terrace Plaza
  • 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. Volunteer Fair on the Memorial Plaza
  • 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. Campus Community Cookout on the Neu Chapel Lawn (UE identification required*)
  • 6:00 p.m.  Meet the Aces Athletics Teams on the East Terrace Lawn

Games and various activities will be available for your fun and entertainment!

(Rain location - Ridgway University Center)

*Faculty, administration, staff and their families, and all members of the student body are invited to attend and celebrate the beginning of a new school year!

* 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.

Sincerely,
Dr. Shane Davidson
VP for Enrollment and Marketing

What's Happening Today

* Preparing for a health professional school interview

All students preparing for health professional school interviews this fall are welcome to attend "Tips for a Successful Professional School Interview Workshop." The workshop will be presented by Francie Renschler, pre-professional health advisor, on Friday, August 31 at 2:00 p.m. in Room 75, Schroeder School of Business Building

Submitted by Francie Renschler fr25@evansville.edu

* I-House Greece

Today is I-House Greece. Theda Soldatou is a junior and she is majoring in theatre Design and technology and pursuing an associate degree in international relations. She is a professional tennis player and she loves dogs. She will be sharing more about herself, her home country, and her culture. Let’s have a quick trip to Greece together!

Submitted by Hussam Taj ht70@evansville.edu

Upcoming Events

* Conversation on Faith and Science: tonight at 7:00 p.m.

The Neu Chapel Forum is excited to hold a conversation on the relationship between faith and science tonight at 7:00 p.m. in the Class of 59 Gallery in Ridgway University Center. We will discuss how to understand creation stories most authentically while also discussing how the greatness of God can be seen in and through scientific discovery. You won't want to miss this exciting conversation! The campus community is invited to attend.

Submitted by Keith Turner kt160@evansville.edu

* SAB Black Panther showing Saturday at 8:00 p.m.

Join SAB on the East Terrace Lawn on Saturday, September 1 at 8:00 p.m. for Black Panther and free popcorn! Feel free to bring lawn chairs and blankets to sit on the grass.

Submitted by Megan King mk225@evansville.edu

* Join us on Wednesday, September 5 for our fall study abroad fair!

Stop by Eykamp Hall, Room 251, Ridgway University Center, between 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. on September 5 to find out about all of the different study abroad options available to students! Whether you’re interested in a semester, summer, or even a 10-day program, we can help you find the best program for your interests. Both Harlaxton and non-Harlaxton programs will be represented.

Recent Harlaxton returnees can stop by to pick up a small gift and fill out a postcard full of tips and tricks for our outgoing Harlaxton students. This is a great way to impart your best advice! It’s also a great opportunity to see how you can go abroad again

And don’t forget to enter our raffles! We will have a Harlaxton and non-Harlaxton raffle basket full of treats, so make sure you stop by to enter your name.

If you have any questions, you can e-mail Greta Becker at.gb91@evansville.edu

Submitted by Greta Becker gb91@evansville.edu

* "Life of Brian" interfaith viewing and discussion tonight

The study series "The Gospel of the Tenth Rate" begins tonight - September 5 - at 7:00 p.m. in the downstairs lounge of Neu Chapel. The first installment will be a viewing and discussion of the themes found in the film Monty Python's Life of Brian. This series will be open to people of any and all faiths as well as those without faiths. Hope to see you there!

Submitted by Jordan McQuiston jm707@evansville.edu

* September 5 - Andiron Lecture at 4:00 p.m. in Eykamp 252

The University of Evansville’s annual Andiron Lecture Series for 2018-19 begins at 4:00 p.m., on September 5 in Eykamp Hall, Room 252, in Ridgway University Center. Rachael McGill will be discussing “Poisoned Candy and Peace on Earth: How History Shapes American Holiday Culture.” These lectures are free and open to the public.

McGill’s lecture will explore how momentous events in American and world history from the 19th century onward have shaped our understanding of holiday culture in the United States. Focusing on Halloween and Christmas. She will trace the historical development behind key sentiments underlying each holiday.

McGill earned her MA in comparative religion from Western Michigan University and her BA degrees in religion and writing from UE. Her primary research interests examine the ongoing development of Western religious adherents’ understandings of religious themes, symbols, figures, and history in the face of modernity. She is interested in the complex relationship between religion and popular culture in the US, particularly in the role, portrayal, and influence of religious elements upon mass media.

Other lectures in this series include:

October 3, 4:00 p.m., Eykamp Hall, Room 252, Ridgway University Center
“Romans 13:1-10 in Ancient Context: Interpretation and Integration in the Public Square” – Keith Turner, UE John Wesley Minister and assistant chaplain for the Lilly-funded summer youth theology institute, Open Table.

A licensed pastor in the United Methodist Church, Turner earned his BA in bible and theology from Asbury University and his MDiv degree from Asbury Theological Seminary. The School of Practical Theology at Asbury Theological Seminary awarded him the Stanger Preaching Award for excellence in preaching, both in the crafting and in the delivery of sermons. He is a member of the Wesleyan Theological Society.

November 28, 4:00 p.m., Eykamp Hall, Room 252, Ridgway University Center
“Co-creation of Value Using Logistics and Supply Chain Relationships” – Yolanda Obaze, UE assistant professor of supply chain management.

Obaze earned her BA from Ahmadu Bello University Zaria, Kaduna Nigeria, and her MBA (strategic management and marketing) and PhD degrees from the University of North Texas, Denton, Texas. Her research interests include service systems, complexities and marketing theories, operations and supply chain management, logistics systems, and humanitarian logistics and supply chain management. She is an active member of the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences, Production and Operations Management, South West Decision Sciences Institute, Decision Sciences Institute, and Association of Collegiate Marketing Educators.

February 6, 4:00 p.m., Eykamp Hall, Room 252, Ridgway University Center
“Composing Queer Music: Samuel Barber’s Despite and Still” - James Sullivan, UE assistant professor of music theory and double bass.

Sullivan earned his PhD in music theory and DMA and MM in double bass performance from the Eastman School of Music, as well as a BM in double bass performance and a BS in mathematics from Indiana University. His research focuses on rhythm and meter perception in post-tonal music. Sullivan’s Andiron Lecture brings together his interest in rhythm and meter with secondary interests in the music of Samuel Barber, queer music theory, and performance and analysis.

March 6, 4:00 p.m., Eykamp Hall, Room 252, Ridgway University Center
“Cautiously Confronting Colonialism: The United States and Decolonizing Africa, 1962-1990” -  Daniel Byrne, UE associate professor of history.

Byrne focuses his teaching on United States history since the American Civil War with an emphasis on the United States in the world. He also teaches a seminar on African decolonization, which combines his research in United States foreign policy with the nationalist perspectives on the end of European empires in Africa. His original research focused on the United States response to the Algerian war of independence and has expanded to cover the decolonization of French West Africa.

April 3, 4:00 p.m., Eykamp Hall, Room 252, Ridgway University Center
“War Victim to Gay Hero: Commemorating Lorca in the Absence of His Body” – Edward Curran, UE assistant professor of Spanish.

Curran earned his PhD in Hispanic literature from Cornell University, his MA in Spanish (Language, Literature, and Culture) from UNC Charlotte, and his BA in modern languages from Winthrop University. His teaching and research interests include: twentieth-century Spanish literature, photography, film, monuments, material culture, photography theory and visual studies. His Andiron Lecture examines categories of human remains germane to the Peninsula’s mass grave exhumation phenomenon and their representation in photography, monuments, and the plastic arts.

The Andiron Lectures in Liberal Arts and Sciences series is sponsored by the William L. Ridgway College of Arts and Sciences and supported by a generous gift from Donald B. Korb. For more information, call 812-488-1070 or 812-488-2589.

* Fall Music Faculty Gala

The UE Department of Music Concert Season kicks off with the Fall Faculty Gala on September 4 at 7:30 p.m. in Wheeler Concert Hall. This traditional start to the concert season features performances by members of the department’s faculty. The Gala will again be preceded by a dinner sponsored by Friends of UE Music celebrating the start of the academic year in Eykamp Hall in Ridgway University Center for alumni and friends of the department. The dinner begins at 5:45 p.m. Dinner tickets are $25 and include a meal of heavy hors d’oeuvres, dessert, drink ticket, cash bar, and reserved concert seating.

For more information and to purchase dinner tickets, go to www.uealumnionline.com/fallfacultygala or contact the department at 812-488-2754.

Submitted by James Sullivan js820@evansville.edu 

* Fall Retreat- Faith in College: The Good News

Save the date! September 8th will be a chance to reflect, pray and build community. UE Newman is hosting a fall retreat - right here on our campus! We will start with morning prayer, have group discussion with Professor James Ware with plenty of fun in between. A fun filled day is planned for YOU and will end with a pilgrimage to St. Benedict for Mass and a home-cooked meal from the Parish Council. All students are welcome, regardless of their faith.

All students will receive a free Bible, journal, tote bag, T-shirt and prayer book - all meant to help guide you in your faith life while here at UE! If you are not Catholic, confession and Mass are definitely optional; however, please know you are welcome to attend.

For more details, please contact Catholic campus minister Jenny Koch at je46@evansville.edu to reserve your spot today!

Submitted by Michaela Kunkler mk305@evansville.edu 

* Exhibit featuring local artists on display in Peterson Gallery

“Complementary Colors,” an exhibit by Evansville, Indiana, artists Connie Bell, Nikki Pritchett, and Jan Rhea Unfried will be on display at the University of Evansville’s Melvin Peterson Gallery from September 4-October 20. On Thursday, September 6, there will be a reception at 6:30 p.m. for the artists, whose work can be found in homes and businesses across the US and beyond. These events are free and open to the public.

The work of this trio of artists – a mother and two daughters – contrast in style and subject. Similarities lie in the vibrant color they all consistently infuse throughout their many paintings, and when displayed with one another, become “Complementary Colors.”

The Melvin Peterson Gallery is located at 1935 Lincoln Avenue on the corner of Lincoln and Weinbach Avenues in Evansville. Gallery hours are Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Saturday from noon-3:00 p.m., and Wednesday and Thursday from noon-6:00 p.m.

For more information, contact 207-650-6073.

* Catholic Mass on campus

There will be a Catholic Mass this Sunday, September 2, at 1:00 p.m. in Neu Chapel. Father Alex Zenthoefer will be the celebrant. All are welcome!

Submitted by Sam Wallisch sw265@evansville.edu

* Part-time job fair next week

Need a part-time job? Drop by and meet with area employers at the Part-Time Job Fair! The event is planned for Wednesday, September 5, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., on the first floor of Ridgway University Center

- Business casual attire recommended
- Bring many copies of your résumé

Submitted by Alison Morris-McDonald am268@evansville.edu

* Native Plant Sale planned for September 8

The University of Evansville's Native Plant Garden in Koch Courtyard was used as a plant source for species for the Native Plant Sale set for Saturday, September 8 from 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. at the Eykamp Scout Shelter. The sale is hosted by the Southwest Indiana Native Plant and Wildflower Society.

UE’s Native Plant Garden provides a venue where over 100 species of native flowers, grasses, shrubs, and trees can be viewed. This native plant diversity has great value for several reasons, including beneficial ecosystem services through improved ecosystem function, support for native insects (including insect herbivores and pollinators), and the food resources to other animals (e.g., birds via seeds and/or prey items). Unfortunately, habitat destruction has led to the loss of wetlands, prairies, and forests, resulting in reduced numbers of native plant species. As one would expect, the loss of floral diversity has caused a reduction in the number of herbivores and pollinators, and a reduction in ecosystem services. The University of Evansville’s native plant garden represents one effort to restore native plants.

Come visit the native plant garden throughout the fall. But also, go to the Native Plant Sale on Saturday, September 8, 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. at the Eykamp Scout Shelter. The native plants you grow will be valuable as host plants for butterfly larvae, as well as beneficial to native bee pollinators. Bees are of special note because native bees are in critical need of help because of habitat loss and pesticides. Moreover, bees are wonderfully diverse, partitioning their niche space based on nesting habit, tongue length, and body size/color. Just in Indiana, 416 species of bees occur, including species from 6 different families.

Contact Cris Hochwender (ch81@evansville.edu) if you have any questions about the native plant garden or restoration efforts at UE.

Submitted by Cris Hochwender ch81@evansville.edu

* Orr Fellowship recruitment - calling all seniors!

Seniors of all majors are invited to connect with recruiters for the Orr Fellowship, a two year, full-time job opportunity in Indianapolis. More details and the application instructions are available at orrfellowship.org.

The Orr Fellowship will be on campus Thursday, August 30, with an information table in the Schroeder School of Business Building atrium from 10:00 a.m.-noon and an information session in Room 173 in the Schroeder School of Business Building at 12:20 p.m.

For questions about these recruitment activities, please contact Rebecca Oates at ro32@evansville.edu.

Submitted by Rebecca Oakes ro32@evansville.edu

* FIJI Hot-tub-a-thon set for today

Phi Gamma Delta will be hosting its annual Hot-tub-a-thon today - Friday, August 31 - from 6:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. All proceeds benefit the United Services Organization (USO). Come enjoy some relaxing hot-tubbing, burgers, and cornhole. Please contact Corbin Neu at cn86@evansville.edu to register a group for a one-hour time slot at $50 per group.

Submitted by Corbin Neu cn86@evansville.edu

Changemaker Corner

* Come one, come all to today's #UEChangefest2018

Join us for #UEChangefest2018 TODAY- Friday, September 7 - from 2:00-4:00 p.m., outside Ridgeway University Center. Come and support Professor Mark Valenzuela as he makes an official attempt to break the world record for the tallest stack of tortillas. There will also be live salsa dance lessons and many more activities to support Changemaker activities and classes. UE will be building home 499 for Habitat for Humanity (purple door and all)! Come sign the 2X4s and put love into the house. We all need some love!

Submitted by Stacey Shanks ss581@evansville.edu

Info You Should Know

* Newman Club Cookout POSTPONED

With the strong threat of potentially severe thunderstorms today, the Newman cookout has been POSTPONED to NEXT WEDNESDAY, September 5, from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Submitted by Michaela Kunkler mk305@evansville.edu

* University Worship to follow Labor Day holiday schedule

University Worship will break for the Labor Day holiday weekend this Sunday, September 2. Please be safe if you are traveling to enjoy the last slice of summer!

Submitted by Keith Turner kt160@evansville.edu

* Dining hours for Labor Day weekend

Campus dining hours will operate on a modified schedule for Labor Day weekend. Below are the operation times for each location.

Saturday

  • Café Court: 10:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m.
  • Rademacher’s Café: Closed
  • Chick-fil-A: Noon-8:00 p.m.
  • ACE’s Place: (Self-serve) 6:00-10:30 a.m.; (staffed) 10:30 a.m.-10:00 p.m.; (self-serve) 10:00 p.m.-midnight
  • Koch Market: (Self-serve) when building is open

Sunday

  • Café Court: 10:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m.
  • Rademacher’s Café: Closed
  • Chick-fil-=A: Closed
  • ACE’s Place: (Self-serve) 6:00-10:30 a.m.; (staffed) 10:30 a.m.-10:00 p.m.; (self-serve) 10:00 p.m.-midnight
  • Koch Market: (Self-serve) when building is open

Monday

  • Café Court: 10:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m.
  • Rademacher’s Café: Closed
  • Chick-fil-=A: Closed
  • ACE’s Place: (Self-serve) 6:00 a.m.-midnight
  • Koch Market: (Self-serve) When building is open

Submitted by Brian Conner bc32@evansville.edu

* 2018-19 President's Club parking decals

Please adhere and proudly display your new 2018-19 President's Club parking decal to your vehicle’s front windshield.

Be respectful of our campus visitors; please do not park in labeled Visitor Parking spots throughout campus and Admission’s purple-curbed parking spaces in front of Olmsted Admiration Hall on the front oval.

President’s Club parking decals are nontransferable. UE's Safety and Security has a list of valid President's Club donors.

The President’s Club recognizes alumni, parents, and friends of UE who contribute $1,000 or more annually to any area of the University. The support of these donors provides scholarships for students, enriches our academic programs, supports faculty research, and so much more. The outstanding generosity and loyalty reflect a strong commitment to the University of Evansville.

If you would like more information on the President’s Club, please contact the Office of Annual Giving at 812-488-2021 or jj130@evansville.edu.

Submitted by Jennifer Calderone jj130@evansville.edu

* UE students visit Audubon Museum and Nature Center

On August 27, first-year students and UE English professor Sara Petrosillo explored Audubon's art, written work, and flying subjects at the John James Audubon State Park Museum and Nature Center in Henderson, Kentucky. Students were able to meet a red-tailed hawk and an Eastern screech owl and learn about nature conservancy, avian biology, and book history for their course on nature in literature.

Students standing in front of the Audubon Museum entrance sign

* Seniors!

Seniors - this is an exciting time in our lives. We’ve made it through excruciating tests, long assignments, and killer deadlines. As we close out this chapter, let's leave a great legacy. The Senior Class Committee (SCC) is about making our last moments at the University count.

If you would like more information about joining SCC, then please e-mail me, Cherice Williams, at cw288@evansville.edu or text 812-205-3953. I'm looking forward to working with you to make our last year at UE one to remember.

Submitted by Cherice Williams cw288@evansville.edu

* Sign up for Holiday World!

Do you want to sign up to go to Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari (amusement and water park) on September 1 (9:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m.)? Then come to the International Club’s table in Ridgway University Center today and Wednesday from 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. and 5:00-7:00 p.m. The cost is $20 (cash only) and it includes your ticket and transportation!

Sign-ups are open to any UE student, so tell your friends!

Submitted by Emile Moura em238@evansville.edu

* Stone Center's Smythe Auditorium reservable on Resource Scheduler

Those interested in reserving Smythe Auditorium at Stone Family Center for Health Sciences may now access availability on Resource Scheduler. Any questions regarding the policies of using Smythe may be directed to Billie Chandler at bc185@evansville.edu or ext. 3400.

Submitted by Billie Chandler bc185@evansville.edu

* UE Bookstore Labor Day weekend hours

The UE Bookstore will be closed for the Labor Day Holiday Saturday, September 1 through Monday, September 3. We will resume normal store hours on Tuesday, September 4.

Submitted by Doug Gustwiller dg57@evansville.edu 

* Meal plan changes for fall

Students can adjust meal plans for the Fall semester until Friday, August 31 at 5:00 p.m.

Meal plans can be adjusted on WebAdvisor by selecting "Meal Plan Selection" in the students’ menu.

Changes will be reflected the next business day. Additional information on meal plans can be found in the Campus Dining section on the Residence Life website – www.evansville.edu/residencelife.

Submitted by Brian Conner bc32@evansville.edu

* Scholarship opportunity!

The Balanced Man Scholarship is presented to an outstanding male freshman. Prizes include $1,000, $500, and $250 to the top three applicants. Scholarship winners are men that exemplify Sigma Phi Epsilon's values of Virtue, Diligence, and Brotherly Love. Apply online at our website, or at our table in Ridgway University Center from August 22-24!

Submitted by Joshua Isaacs ji35@evansville.edu

* Now recruiting Harlaxton Ambassadors

Are you a recent Harlaxton alum who loves to share your experience with others? Or do you know a student who fits that description?

The Harlaxton office is currently taking applications for students who want to volunteer as Harlaxton Ambassadors to recruit, prepare, and encourage Harlaxton applicants and to represent Harlaxton at various recruitment events and other campus activities. Harlaxton Ambassadors have the opportunity to develop professional skills, stay connected with Harlaxton, and receive exclusive Harlaxton apparel.

More information and applications are available here on the Harlaxton website

Submitted by Kaylynn Carver kc205@evansville.edu

* Welcome back, Harlaxton students!

To all the Harlaxton spring and summer students, welcome back to campus! Please come by the study abroad fair on Wednesday, September 5 from 11:00- a.m.-1:00 p.m. in Eykamp Hall, Ridgway University Center to pick up your returnee gift from the Harlaxton office and learn more about staying involved with study abroad and Harlaxton Society.

Submitted by Kaylynn Carver kc205@evansville.edu

* Great on-campus job!

The Office of Annual Giving is looking for student callers for the fall Phonathon campaign. This is a paid position with flexible hours, mostly evening. Hourly pay starts at $8.25. Freshman are encouraged to apply and it is not considered work study! If you are interested, please email Erika Johnson at ej51@evansville.edu.

Submitted by Erika Johnson ej51@evansville.edu

* The Habitat House that UE Built!

UE and Habitat for Humanity Evansville have teamed up to build a home at 304 S Bedford! This house has been sponsored by the Alan and Sharon Braun Family Foundation, and UE will provide the talent to take it from foundation to new home for a future homeowner.

We are looking for volunteers to both build and provide hospitality (snacks, drinks and lunches) on each of our build days. You can volunteer for all of these on the UEngage system: uengage.evansville.edu/organizations.

Simply login and look for the Habitat Logo for events.

Build days are

  • Saturday, Sept 15 - Flooring system
  • Saturday, Sept 22 - Framing walls
  • Tuesday, Sept 25 - Framing walls
  • Wednesday, Sept 26 - Framing walls
  • Saturday, Sept 29 - Prepping trusses
  • Saturday, October 13 - Siding and Insulation
  • Tuesday, October 16 - Siding
  • Wednesday, October 17 - Siding
  • Saturday, October 20 - Siding and/or painting
  • Saturday, October 27 - Painting

No experience necessary! Pick up a hammer and help us build for a better Evansville!

For more information, please contact Holly Carter at hc110@evansville.edu.

Submitted by Holly Carter hc110@evansville.edu

* Special invite for UE seniors!

We would like to extend an invitation for our current seniors to join one of our most important giving societies, the President’s Club. Seniors can make a gift of $100 and receive membership. PC members are invited to special events, receive preferred seating at public engagements, and are also given a parking decal that will allow for unrestricted parking privileges anywhere on UE’s campus with the exception of UE Admission’s purple-curbed locations on the Sesquicentennial Oval and handicapped locations.

Tuition to the University of Evansville does not cover the entire cost to run the University, which is why private donations are so crucial. Gifts can be conveniently made online at www.evansville.edu/give. If you have any questions at all about the process of giving or a President’s Club membership, please feel free to get in touch with Erika Johnson at ej51@evansville.edu!

Submitted by Erika Johnson ej51@evansville.edu

* Health screening sign-ups

Earn HRA credits! Sign-up for your health screening today. Screenings will be held in the Employee Health Center on Sept. 11-14 from 7:00-11:00 am. Please fast for 8-12 hours. Sign-ups are posted on the main page of AceLink. Please do not schedule your screening through the health clinic. Please contact ac375@evansville.edu with questions.

Submitted by Ashley Chipps ac375@evansville.edu

* New York Times available online

Students and staff now have full complimentary access to NYTimes.com and NYT mobile apps, thanks to our school-wide subscription.*

We encourage you to take advantage of the world-class journalism of The New York Times to enrich your educational experience.

NYTimes.com covers a variety of topics with unsurpassed quality and depth through breaking news articles, blogs, videos and interactive features. In addition, you will be able to share content on social networks, save articles of interest, subscribe to email newsletters and set up personalized alerts. Your access to NYTimes.com is available from any location, on or off campus.

Activate your pass for free access to NYTimes.com as follows:

From any location, visit www.NYTimes.com/pass.

Follow the simple instructions. Once activated, your Pass will provide access to NYTimes.com from any location.

Download your free NYT apps: visit nytimes.com/mobile.

Submitted by Danielle Williams dw56@evansville.edu

Congratulations

* UE's ACEĀ³ Program named finalist in national competition

The University of Evansville’s Access to Capital and Expertise for Emerging Entrepreneurs (ACE³) program has been selected as a Pioneer (finalist) in the Unlocking ¢hange Challenge: Innovations for Financial Wellbeing, Resilience, and Freedom. This nationwide competition seeks to find and support leading social entrepreneurs and innovators across the country.

The ACE³ program was one of 10 finalists chosen out a group of 140 entries. The four Champions (winners) of the challenge will be announced on Oct 3. Each winner will receive $50,000 to support their programs.

Representatives of ACE³ will soon be going to New York to attend the Unlocking ¢hange Challenge event. While there, they will have the opportunity to network, participate in workshops, and discuss the Ace³ program, sponsored by Old National Bank.

The challenge is a collaboration between BNY Mellon, an American worldwide banking and financial services holding company, and Ashoka, the world’s largest group of social entrepreneurs and changemakers.

The University of Evansville was recently named a Changemaker Campus by Ashoka U, an Ashoka initiative. UE received the recognition due to its leadership in social innovation and changemaking in higher education. It’s one of 50 universities world-wide with this distinction and the first in Indiana.

The ACE³ program is sponsored, funded, and co-managed by Old National Bank and is located in the Schroeder School of Business’s Institute for Banking and Finance under the direction of Yasser Alhenawi, UE associate professor of finance. ACE³ manages a $100,000 portfolio, which offers microloans to women, minority, and disadvantaged owned businesses. Students interface with clients, review business plans, and serve as underwriters for loans.

“ACE³ gives students the opportunity to gain invaluable skills and real-world experience while making a positive impact in the community,” said Greg Rawski, Schroeder Family Dean,

The Schroeder School of Business is the nation’s fastest riser (+38 places) in the 2018 U.S. News & World Report Best Undergraduate Business Programs and is ranked Number 4 among small private business schools nationally.

Ace3 Finalists standing in front of the Old National Bank logo

* Shelby presents megachurch research at the annual ASR meeting

Rob Shelby, assistant professor of sociology, presented a paper titled Isomorphic Effects among Modern Megachurches in the U.S. at the annual meeting of the Association for the Sociology of Religion in Philadelphia.  Shelby also convened a session on “Clergy Exit and Work.”

* Strobel completed fellowship at Yale Center for British Art

Professor Heidi Strobel just completed a month long visiting scholar fellowship at the Yale Center for British Art. While there, she worked on her manuscript "The Art of Mary Linwood: Embroidery and Cultural Agency in Late Georgian Britain," which will be published by Bloomsbury in 2019. During her fellowship, she presented her research at the Joint Fellows’ Seminar, which was cohosted by the Lewis Walpole Library, the Yale Center for British Art, and the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library.

* DPT Program hosts White Coat Ceremony

The UE Doctor of Physical Therapy Class of 2021 received their white coats on August 21 marking the beginning of professional training and education. These impressive 43 students were selected from a pool of over 400 applicants. We officially welcome them to our UE PT family!

Class of 2021

Submitted by Jennifer Simon js698@evansville.edu 

Athletics

* Aces drop home opener to SEMO

University of Evansville junior Rachel Tam notched a match-high 14 kills, but her efforts were not enough as the Purple Aces volleyball team fell to Southeast Missouri State by a 3-0 final in Tuesday’s home opener inside Meeks Family Fieldhouse.

The 14-kill effort for Tam came in 30 tries.  She also finished the night with three digs and two blocks for UE (3-1).  Mildrelis Rodriguez notched eight kills while Cecilia Thon posted 15 assists. Lauren Murray led all players with 12 digs. SEMO (4-0) was led by an 11-kill effort from Mikayla Kuhlmann while Claire Ochs led everyone with 24 helpers.

Tam had a nice start to the match, recording five kills in the first set.  She helped UE take a 4-3 lead and that advantage would later jump to 11-9.  The Redhawks made their way back to take a 15-14 lead on a Claire Ochs kill.  With the score knotted at 16-16, SEMO used a 6-0 run to take a 22-16 lead before finishing with a 25-19 win.

SEMO had the early edge in the second game, scoring five of the first six points to take a 5-1 lead.  Their edge continued to stand strong at 10-6.  Evansville fought back with a 3-0 stretch led by a pair of Tam kills coupled with a service ace by Mildrelis Rodriguez.  Freshman Cecilia Thon then got in on the action, posting a kill to tie the game at 11-11.

The Redhawks fought off the pressure and retook the lead, pulling back out to an 18-13 advantage.  Evansville once again fought back as Olivia Goldstein did the serving in a 3-0 stretch before a Cornist kill tied it up at 20-20.  From there, the Redhawks regained control and pulled away for the 25-22 win to take a 2-0 match lead.

UE never relented down 2-0 in the match, beginning game three on a 3-0 stretch led by a Rodriguez kill.  SEMO responded as they registered 10 of the nest 12 points. UE closed within a pair at 10-8, but the Redhawks had the answer once again, extending their edge to seven points at 16-9. UE closed within four points at 19-15 before the Redhawks finished the match with a 25-18 win in the third game.

Up next for the Purple Aces is a trip to North Carolina for the Phoenix Classic. UE takes on host Elon Friday evening before facing Gardner-Webb and North Carolina Central on Saturday.

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