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Friday, September 7, 2018

* Water back on in Carson and Fitness Centers with 72 hour boil advisory

Water service has been restored in Carson Center and the Fitness Center. There is a precautionary boil advisory for 72 hours. If you have any questions or concerns, contact the Physical Plant at ext. 2775.

* Active shooter drill planned for Fall Semester – do you know what to do?

The Evansville Police Department will be conducting an unannounced Active Shooter Drill some time during the fall semester. All members of the campus community are expected to participate in the drill.

Note: No simulated gun-fire will be used. The drill will commence via Ace Alert and the Active Threat Siren notification system.


How is campus notified of an active shooter?

A special siren will sound if there is an active threat on the campus. Specific information will be relayed via Ace Alerts text messaging, email, and on-campus computer and phone stations.  

Unless there are specific instructions to shelter in place, each individual should determine for themselves if they should Run, Hide, or Fight. This decision should be made after considering the information available at the time.

  • RUN – If you believe you can safely run away from the danger, law enforcement believes this is the best option.
  • HIDE – If you cannot run away from the danger, law enforcement encourages individuals to hide from the threat.  If a door can be locked, lock the door. If not, consider if there is another way to create a barricade.
  • FIGHT – If running away or hiding is not an option and the threat is inevitable - don’t give up. Fight. Look for make-shift weapons. What can be thrown at the threat that can cause them to become disoriented and disarmed? 

View the “Run, Hide, Fight” video here: 

The Best Preparation
The best preparation is to always consider what options are available given your current location. Where are the exits? 

Additional information can be obtained from the Safety and Security Website at

* Admission Purple Visit Day today!

The Office of Admission will be welcoming almost 100 families today - Friday, September 7 - for Purple Visit Day. They will be participating in several sessions and classes throughout the day. They will also be joining campus for lunch in Cafe Court at noon. Please welcome the visiting families when you see them!


Upcoming Events

* Campus-wide scavenger hunt planned for Saturday

Student Christian Fellowship is hosting a campus-wide photo scavenger hunt. Come to Rademacher's Lounge at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday to get instructions and register your team. You can bring a 4-person team or come on your own and make some new friends. Each member of the winning team will receive a $10 Amazon gift card. We hope to see you there!

Submitted by Natalie Schisler 

* Introduction to Health Advising Workshop this afternoon

Calling all pre-health students! Is your goal to go to medical, dental, pharmacy, or veterinary school after your time at UE? Come to a workshop to learn about how to get started on your path to becoming a health professional.

A workshop is planned for today - Thursday, September 13 - at 4:00 p.m. in Room 124, Koch Center for Engineering and Science

Please contact Francie Renschler, pre-professional health advisor, with any questions.

Submitted by Francie Renschler 

* UE Community invited to Lincolnshire Front Porch Festival

Lincolnshire Front Door Festival Poster. Same text appears in article.The Lincolnshire Front Porch Festival will take place on Sunday. September 30 from 3:00-6:00 p.m. This close-by neighborhood (College Hwy, S. Willow Road right off of Lincoln Ave) festival will feature live music and food by Pizza Revolution and others. The event is FREE and open to the public, including the entire UE community.

Come by and experience LIVE music and good food in a historic neighborhood. This event is made possible by the United Neighborhoods of Evansville, Greater Lincolnshire Neighborhood Association, and the Arts Council of Southwestern Indiana.

For more information, you may contact Timothy Zifer at or ext. 2878.

Submitted by Tim Zifer

* The Diversi-Tea Series on Wednesday nights

Join us for an open discussion on various topics of diversity, while we sip some tea. Discussions will happen each week on Wednesday nights at 7:00 p.m. in Powell Residence Hall.

Topics include: race, sexual and gender expression, mental health, and sexism and stereotypes.

Submitted by Kayla Penister

* Student section call out meeting today

A call out meeting for the new student section, Purple Reign, will take place today - Tuesday, September 11 - at 5:30 p.m. in the Maikranz Family Gym inside Carson Center.

Submitted by Graham Matthews

* Canoeing and kayaking at Bluegrass Fish and Wildlife Center!

Kick off the year right with the UE Venturing Crew at its annual canoe trip and cookout at Bluegrass Fishing and Wildlife Area!

The event is FREE and includes food and transportation. All participants need to be a Venturing Crew member. That means you must complete a registration form and pay your annual dues ($25).

If you were unable to sign up for the crew at the open house, please contact the president of Venturing Crew at

If you would like to sign up for this event or register for the crew, please visit the group’s table on the first floor of Ridgway University Center. They will be taking sign-ups from September 5-7, 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. and 5:00-7:00 p.m.

If you cannot make it to these sign-ups, please contact

Submitted by Elizabeth Ferguson

* Best Buddies call out meeting

Join Best Buddies to make a difference one friendship at a time! The first meeting will be September 10 at 7:00 p.m. in Room 73 in the Schroeder School of Business Building. Our members are paired for a mutually beneficial friendship, between students with and without intellectual developmental disabilities. Our chapter offers at least one planned activity a month, but the paired friendships are encouraged to communicate and hang out more often! Attend the call-out meeting to learn more about the organization and how to get involved.

Submitted by Aimee Savoie 

* 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 to reserve your spot today!

Submitted by Michaela Kunkler 

* Catholic Mass on campus

There will be a Catholic Mass this Sunday, September 9, at 1:00 p.m. in Neu Chapel. Father Tyler Tenbarge will be the celebrant. All are welcome!

Submitted by Sam Wallisch

* 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 ( if you have any questions about the native plant garden or restoration efforts at UE.

Submitted by Cris Hochwender


Changemaker Corner

* Propose your own ChangeLab project!

Students, faculty, and staff - do you have an idea to make a difference in your community - or even the world? Propose your own ChangeLab project. Class credit is available for students, and stipends are available for faculty or staff serving as coaches. Submit your idea at the links below no later than Monday, September 17 at noon, Central Time. Spots are limited, apply early!

Faculty should submit their ideas here.

Students should submit their ideas here.

Submitted by Cindy Kelley 

* Join the Change Team!

Calling all people willing to collaborate and innovate. Join the Change Team! Come when you can and bring your ideas and your friends! Sign up here for information on our meetings or e-mail Cindy Kelley at 

Submitted by Cindy Kelley 

* 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


Info You Should Know

* UE Magazine for Fall 2018 now online

The new UE Magazine for Fall 2018 is now online! This issue contains articles on UE President Chris Pietrusczkiewcz, First Lady Siobhan Pietrusczkiewcz, and their two sons Ryan and John. It also includes an article celebrating the history of Hyde Hall, and the latest news from campus, UE athletics, and alumni.

You can read the entire issue at:

* Found iPad

If you have lost an iPad, please contact Sharon Selby at 812-488-2958 or It was found after the Campus Community Cookout. Must be able to describe it to collect it.

* UE Theatre guest artist Wes Grantom directs New York City production

Poster about Beep Boop Created and Performed by Richard Saudek

Wes Granton '03 is currently directing "beep boop" for his New York City-based theatre company, Crowded Outlet.

Created by physical comedian Richard Saudek ("Balls!" at 59E59), TV and film composer Jesse Novak ("BoJack Horseman"), and director Wes Grantom ("Eager to Lose" at Ars Nova), "beep boop" is a multimedia clown show carelessly crafted to be both meaningful and meaningless. It's a hilariously twisted romp exploring our obsession with technology and our increasing loneliness in a world with so many ways to connect.


Discount during previews! Use code: BB18

Grantom is currently serving as a guest artist in the Department of Theatre for the semester. He is teaching a class in directing, as well as directing the upcoming musical production of "Spring Awakening."

Submitted by Sharla Cowden 

* Diversity Resource Center open

The Diversity Resource Center opened its doors for Fall 2018 on Tuesday, September 4. The center, located at 436 Weinbach Avenue, will be open Monday through Thursday, 9:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m. and from 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. on Friday. The center is open to students, student organizations, and the University of Evansville community as a place for students meet, hold events, or to regroup after each day.

The Diversity Resource Center can be reserved with the use of the following link:

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact. Laneeca Williams, chief diversity officer, at; or Darrion Culler, assistant director of diversity initiatives, at

Submitted by Darrion Culler 

* Volunteer for Family Weekend 2018!

Are you interested in volunteering for Family Weekend 2018? We would love to have you. Please go to and sign up for a date and time(s) to volunteer. If you have any questions, please reach out to JC Campbell in Alumni and Parent Relations at

Submitted by JC Campbell 

* Do you want to build a playground?

Are you looking for a way to make a difference in your community? Volunteer to help build the new Mickey's Kingdom playground, a 20,000 square foot, all accessible playground in downtown Evansville. The build will take place September 14-23 (no build on the 17th). There are three shifts per day. No building experience needed. Sign-up to volunteer at or contact Catie Taylor at if you have any questions.

Submitted by Catie Taylor 

* Apply to be an Admission Ambassador!

Interested in getting involved on campus? As an Admission Ambassador you have the opportunity to assist with Road Trip, Open House, weekly tours, and meeting many perspective students!

If you are interested, applications will be available from September 4-21 at

Feel free to e-mail Taylor Williams at with any question!

Submitted by Taylor Williams

* College Mentors for Kids is recruiting

College Mentors for Kids is a national organization that connects kids to college students through weekly on-campus activities that inspire growth, confidence, and brighter futures. The chapter here at UE brings kids to campus every week from Joshua Academy that range from 1st to 5th grade. Mentors are paired one-on-one with a student and will go through many activities with each other that focus on community, diversity, and higher education. Mentors participate each Wednesday from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Classes that last until 3:50 p.m. or start at 5:00 p.m. can be worked around!

If you are interested in applying, then you can do so here:

The deadline for applications is September 14 and interviews follow the next week! If you have any questions, then please reach out to Joe Cook ( or Paige Hignite (

Submitted by Joe Cook

* Service opportunity at St. Vincent DePaul

The Newman Club will be volunteering at St. Vincent DePaul Thrift Store from 5:00-7:00 p.m. on Monday, September 10. Come join us in this awesome service opportunity! We will do a carpool, so plan on arriving at the Newman house at 4:50 p.m. to coordinate. Here's the link to sign up:

E-mail with any questions!

Submitted by Sam Wallisch 

* Review course for Fundamentals of Engineering Exam offered

The University of Evansville College of Engineering and Computer Science has announced dates for the annual review and preparation course for those planning to take the Fundamentals of Engineering Exam.

All classes will be held Thursday evenings beginning at 6:30 p.m. in the Koch Center for Engineering and Science building on the UE campus. Classes are divided into relevance per discipline. Fees are adjusted accordingly.

  • Civil engineering candidates will attend from September 27 through January 24. 
  • Mechanical engineering and other disciplines candidates will attend from September 27 through November 15. 
  • Electrical and computer engineering candidates will attend October 25 through November 15.

Registration forms and payment must be returned by 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 26.

On campus registrations should be returned to Room 250 in the Koch Center for Engineering and Science.

Community members may obtain registration information by contacting Kimberly Higgins via e-mail at or phone at 812-488-2651.

Early registration is encouraged as space is limited. 

Submitted by Kimberly Higgins 

* University of Evansville Cheer Team Tryouts

The University of Evansville Cheer Team will be holding its second tryout for the 2018-19 season on September 16 from 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. in the small gym in Carson. For more information, contact

Submitted by Kelsey Sapp

* 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 with questions.

Submitted by Ashley Chipps



* Ralph Larmann receives Best of Show Award

Professor of Art Ralph Larmann received the Best of Show Award for his painting Suspension Valley at the Jasper Community Arts 25th Annual Juried Art Exhibition in the Krempp Gallery at the Jasper Arts Center.

Painting titled Suspension Valley

The exhibit includes a wide variety of media and techniques: watercolor, oil, acrylic, prints, photography, collage, sculpture, and graphite. The exhibit consists of two and three-dimensional work. Artists from Indiana and its contiguous states were eligible to apply.

The Juried Show Awards Reception was held on Thursday, September 6. $2,000 in prize monies were awarded in the categories of Best in Show, Award of Excellence, High Honor Award, and five Honorable Mentions.

The work will be part of the exhibition which continues through September 28. The Krempp Gallery, located in the Jasper Arts Center, is open to the public Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., until 7:00 p.m. on Thursdays, and from noon - 3:00 p.m. on Sundays.



* First Responder and Military Appreciation Night at Volleyball game

On Tuesday, September 11, the Purple Aces volleyball team will be playing Tennessee State at 6:00 p.m. inside Meeks Family Fieldhouse. It will be First Responder and Military Appreciation Night. Retired and active members receive two free tickets while additional tickets are just $3. There will be a group recognition for all in attendance between the second and third sets. The first 200 fans at the match receive a free BBQ slider. For more information, call 812-488-ACES.

* Field crew and managers needed - softball team

The University of Evansville Softball team is looking for part-time field crew members to help maintain our field and get it ready for game day! If you have experience or are interested in learning, we would love to hear from you!

We also are looking for someone to be a team manager that will assist with practice. If you have ever played baseball or softball and would be interested, please contact Coach Tarter.

E-mail Coach Tarter with interest in either position at

Submitted by Heather Tarter


In The News

* UE professor David Murphy interviewed by Eyewitness News

UE assistant professor of economics David Murphy was interviewed yesterday by Eyewitness News about a recent economic study on Indiana's economy. Murphy noted that while the report touched on real problems, there are also many reasons to be optimistic about the state of Indiana's economy.

You can watch the entire interview on the Eyewitness News website.


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