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Monday, October 8, 2018

* Tree removal on front oval

A contractor will be removing a large tree east of the Schroeder School of Business Building during fall break. This is a large tree and will result in some disruption of parking, traffic flow, and sidewalk usage in that area. Please use caution and follow directions of the working crew and heed barricades.


Upcoming Events

* Harlaxton Alumni Gathering

Join us for an evening of fun and fellowship while connecting with University of Evansville and Harlaxton College Alumni. Harlaxton College director of programs Holly Carter, PhD, will be in attendance and will share updates about Harlaxton College.

All Harlaxton alumni are invited and encouraged to attend! The event is planned for Thursday, October 11 from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. at Maiden's Brewery. You can learn more and register for the event on the UE Alumni and Friends webpage.

Submitted by Liz Riffert

* Lunch Charlas today

Wanting to practice your Spanish? Join assistant professor of Spanish Edward Curran and associate professor of Spanish Diana Rodríguez Quevedo for lunch, and chat about different topics in Spanish on Wednesdays from noon-1:00 p.m. in the Starbuck’s café area in Ridgway University Center. All levels of Spanish welcome. The next Lunch Charlas is today - Wednesday, October 10. Please contact Professor Rodríguez Quevedo at if you have any questions. ¡Ahí nos vemos!

Submitted by Diana Rodríguez Quevedo

* Movie discussion: "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks"

The campus community is invited to attend a showing of the movie, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, today - Thursday, October 11 - at 6:30 p.m. in Room 170 in the Schroeder School of Business Building. Following the showing, professors Robert Shelby, Daniel Byrne, John Stamm, and Maggie Stevenson and chief diversity officer LaNeeca Williams will lead a discussion of the movie and its themes.

The movie, starring Oprah Winfrey, is an adaptation of the best-selling book of the same title by Rebecca Skloot. It tells the true story of Henrietta Lacks, whose cells were taken without her knowledge in 1951 and became integral in some of the most important medical breakthroughs in history. It is also the story of Henrietta’s children and their path to discovering the truth about their mother and the use of her cells.

This event is sponsored by the Honors Program in conjunction with the 2018 honors freshman common read of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks. On Monday, October 29, two descendants of Henrietta Lacks will be visiting UE to share their story. Please join us for this movie discussion and in reading the book (copies are available in the library) in advance of the Lacks family visit.

Submitted by Jayme Williams

* Engineering Speed Networking

College of Engineering and Computer Science students, don't forget to RSVP for Handshake for Engineering Speed Networking. The event is set for Thursday, October 18, 6:00–8:30 p.m. in Eykamp Hall, Ridgway University Center. Space is limited! Sign up today using the events tab in Handshake.

Submitted by Alison Morris-McDonald

* Guest speaker: FBI special agent and forensic accountant Chris Knight

Associate professor of accounting Rania Mousa has invited FBI special agent and forensic accountant Chris Knight to be a guest speaker at Mousa’s forensic accounting class TODAY - Wednesday, October 10 - from 4:00-6:00 p.m. in Room 170 (Smythe Hall) in the Schroeder School of Business Building. He will talk about his experiences in conducting criminal and national security investigations. This event is open to all students interested in exploring the newest area in the accounting discipline.

Knight has been working with the FBI since 2004 in its Indianapolis field office’s white-collar crime squad. He is a certified public accountant and certified fraud examiner. Knight earned his bachelor’s degree in accounting and legal studies from IU’s Kelly School of Business, Bloomington, and a master’s degree in criminal justice from the University of Cincinnati.

Submitted by Rania Mousa

* CMNH MOD Pizza Giveback Night Oct. 11

Go out for dinner at MOD Pizza on October 11 from 4:00-9:00 p.m. and give back to miracles! Just present this flyer and mention the giveback night at the register and a portion of your bill will go towards the daily miracles found at Children's Miracle Hospitals all across the country. 

Submitted by Kelly Nixon

* Medicine and Surgery as a Career

Come join the BiSci Club as we welcome back alum Josh Manghelli, DO, to talk about his career as a surgeon. His lecture is planned for today at 6:00 p.m. in Room 124, Koch Center for Engineering and Science.

Submitted by Kelly Nixon

* Azzip Giveback for Physician Assistant Program - Oct. 9

On October 9, the Physician Assistant Program will be hosting an Azzip giveback at any Azzip location. This flyer must be presented at the time of check out. Please come support a great organization!

Submitted by Lily Tepen

* Federal loan repayment counseling session for students graduating or transferring

Students who have received federal direct (sub/unsub) loans and plan to graduate in the fall (or transfer after the fall semester) are required to attend a loan repayment counseling session. The Office of Financial Aid will hold the first session of the semester on Thursday, October 25 at 4:00 p.m. in Eykamp Hall, Room 252, Ridgway University Center. The last session will be held on December 6 at 2:00 p.m.

Submitted by Amy Sowders

* Newman Dinner and Discussion: Angels

Join us at the Newman House this evening, Wednesday, October 10, at 5:00 p.m. for Dinner and Discussion! This week, Debbie Kassenbrock will be talking to us about angels. All are welcome!

Submitted by Michaela Kunkler

* Lecture on "Higher Education: America's Troubled Dream Machine"

Retired University of Southern Indiana president Linda Bennett, PhD, will give the Stephens-Otterson Lecture at Trinity United Methodist Church on October 14 at 2:00 p.m. She will be discussing “Higher Education:  America’s Troubled Dream Machine.” All those interested in this topic are invited to attend. The church is located at 216 SE Third Street in Evansville.

If you have any questions, please contact Kathy Bartelt, UE associate professor emerita, at

Submitted by Kathryn R. Bartelt

* Donate blood!

Donate blood with the American Red Cross on Tuesday, October 16 from 11:30 a.m.-4:30 pm. It will be on campus in Eykamp Hall, Ridgway University Center.

You can sign up now - look for the red and white posters around campus and use the QR code to get to the sign up website. You can check out Newman's instagram @ue_newman for the QR code as well.

If you can't donate, keep an eye out for opportunities to help with organization and advertising as well!

Submitted by Sam Wallisch


Info You Should Know

* Heads up - UE Gives Back Fall is coming!

UE Gives Back Fall, a student campus wide day of volunteering, will take place on Saturday, October 20. If you are a UE student and want to give back to the Evansville community, you can sign up for a volunteer activity on Get Connected. The deadline to sign up is October 18 and a free T-shirt is provided!

Any questions can be directed to Karyssa Vasquez at or 812-488-2214.

Submitted by Karyssa Vasquez

* Lot H closed until the afternoon of Tuesday, October 9

Lot H has been temporarily closed so that a contractor can crack seal, coat and restripe the lot during the fall break. The lot will reopen by late afternoon on Tuesday, October 9 for parking.

* USPS closed on Monday for Columbus Day

The United States Postal Service (USPS) will be closed Columbus Day, Monday, October 8. Please note UE distribution services/mail services (DS/MS) will not be picking up mail from the USPS on Monday, since the Post Office will be completely closed. Any mail picked up from UE areas by DS/MS courier on Monday, October 8, will be transported to Data Mail for metering and mailing on the afternoon of Tuesday, October 9. For mail related questions, please contact mail services at ext.  2197 or

Submitted by Kim Winsett 

* Student Health Center closed for fall break

The Student Health clinic will be closed for fall break on October 8-9. Normal hours resume on Oct 10.

Submitted by Tara Ulrich

* Flu shots are available!

Flu shots will be given on October 10 and 11 from 2:00-6:00 p.m. in the Employee Health Clinic. All covered on the UE Medical Plan can receive the shot free of charge. Those not covered under the plan can still receive the shot for $20; cash only please. Schedule under AceLink.

Submitted by Ashley Chipps 

* Newman needs your help with blood drive sign up tables!

Sign up to help the with the upcoming American Red Cross Blood Drive on campus!

We need volunteers to help with donor sign up at tables in Ridgway University Center on October 10, 11, and 12. As a volunteer, you would be sitting at the tables outside of Cafe Court in Ridgway to help potential donors sign up.

You can use this sign up genius to sign up for any of the one hour shifts! Shifts range from 11:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.  on all three days, so there are plenty of opportunities and times to help out.

Email Connor Cleary at with any questions.

Submitted by Sam Wallisch

* Nominate individuals for October Employee Excellence Award

The University of Evansville, in pursuit of excellence in service, wishes to recognize monthly a non-faculty employee displaying records of achievement as a leader. Leadership may be demonstrated in any of the following categories:

• Service to the University community
• Service to students
• Job performance and attitude to fellow employees

One award is presented each month. To be eligible, an employee must be a full-time member of the administration or staff. Nominations are due before the 15th of each month. Nominations are now being accepted for the month of November!

To nominate someone, or to find out more information about the Employee Excellence Award, go to: Award/.

Submitted by Lori LeDuc 

* UE Bookstore fall break hours

The UE Bookstore will have reduced hours during Fall Break. The store will be closed on Saturday, October 6. On Monday and Tuesday, October 8 and 9, the store will open at 8:30 a.m. and close at 5:00 p.m. The UE Bookstore will resume normal store hours on Wednesday, October 10.

Submitted by Doug Gustwiller 

* Apply for graduation

Attention juniors and seniors! Please make sure that you apply for graduation on MyUE Self-Service. Contact the Office of the Registrar at with any questions.

Submitted by Ashley Nels 



* Taylor awarded grant to help EVSC's Working with Hangers program

The Master of Science in Public Administration program culminates with a two-part grant writing course, instructed by Johnna Denning-Smith. In this course, students select a non-profit agency for a hands-on project. While this is an academic project, one recent graduate, Katherine (Kathy) Taylor was encouraged to actually submit her proposal to a grant-funding agency.

Working with Hangers, the EVSC student clothing resource, Kathy submitted a grant proposal in May to the Vanderburgh Community Foundation. The proposal asked for funds to purchase a commercial washer and dryer to increase onsite laundry facilities, and to purchase an inventory control system to track donations. The application was successful and the grant was awarded on September 19.

Kathy said, “It was amazing to see something that you’ve worked on in the classroom actually make a difference in the community.”



* Volleyball comes up short in five sets against Missouri State

A match that saw back-and-forth action all evening finished with Missouri State defeating the University of Evansville volleyball team by a 3-2 final on Saturday evening inside Meeks Family Fieldhouse.

Evansville (7-13, 1-6 MVC) was led by a 22-kill effort from Rachel Tam while Alondra Vazquez set her career mark with 21 kills. She also added 12 digs.  Mildrelis Rodriguez posted 11 kills and 17 digs on the night while Kerra Cornist finished with 10.  Olivia Goldstein registered a team-high 19 digs and Allana McInnis posted 52 assists. Amelia Flynn led Missouri State (10-9, 3-3 MVC) with 26 kills and 15 digs.

Tam got the night started for UE with a kill as the Aces took an early 2-1 lead in game one. Missouri State jumped in front by a 6-3 score before Alondra Vazquez tied it right up with three early kills.  The Aces later went back in front at 9-8. Neither team led by more than a point until Evansville went up 19-17 on an error by the Bears. MSU came back to tie it up at 20-20 before two kills from Tam and Vazquez saw UE retake the lead at 24-20. Following an MSU point, Tam posted her ninth kill of the set to lift the Aces to the 25-21 win and a 1-0 match lead.

It was Tam and Vazquez starting off strong once again in the second set, posting kills to send UE out to a 4-1 lead. Missouri State came back to take their first lead at 9-8, but Evansville answered once again as two more Vazquez kills helped the Aces score the next six points on their way to a 14-9 advantage. MSU countered with three in a row before fighting back to tie it up at 17-17. UE scored the next to retake the lead, but Missouri State pushed back in front at 22-20.

The teams exchanged the lead in the early part of the third frame before MSU wrestled the lead away and pulled out to a 12-7 advantage. Their lead reached eight at 17-9 before they won by a 25-17 final.

After trailing 3-1 in the fourth set, UE used a kill by Kerra Cornist and an ace by Tam to go up 6-4. The second ace of the set for UE came off the hands of Vazquez as UE went up 8-5. Evansville led by four points at 14-10 before two by the Bears cut the gap to two. The Aces would not let them get any closer, forcing a fifth set with a 25-21 victory.

Missouri State scooted out to a 5-2 lead in the fifth game before Tam had a strong kill to get UE within a pair, but the Bears rallied right back, scoring the next three to extend their advantage to 10-4 before clinching the match with a 15-7 win. 

A quick turnaround will see the Aces return to the floor this evening at UNI in a 7:00 p.m. contest.  UE is back home next Saturday (Oct. 13) as they welcome Indiana State to Meeks Family Fieldhouse.

* Game times for 2018-19 men's basketball home games

With television slots set, game times have been announced for the 2018-19 University of Evansville men’s basketball team as they are just a month away from the start of the season.

Exhibition play will see the Aces welcome former player Craig Snow and New Mexico Highlands to the Ford Center in a 1:00 p.m. game. Due to Thunderbolts hockey games at the Ford Center, most weekend contests will begin at 1:00 p.m. with a few exceptions.

The regular season home opener will take place on Thursday, November 15 with the Purple Aces taking on regional rival Kentucky Wesleyan in a 6:00 p.m. contest. The earlier weeknight start time of 6:00 p.m. were instituted to allow families and out of town fans within the new Purple Aces Radio Network footprint the opportunity to travel to Evansville and enjoy a more convenient game experience.

On November 18, the Aces will have a noon start time against Texas Southern. Another weeknight contest on Wednesday, November 28 will see UE face Wyoming in the MVC/Mountain West Challenge at 6:00 p.m. before three weekend games come up. UE faces Albion (Saturday, December 1), Ball State (Sunday, December 9) and Jacksonville State (Saturday, December 15) with 1:00 p.m. tips for each.

Green Bay comes to the Ford Center on Saturday, December 22 in what will be a 4:00 p.m. start time.

MVC play commences with a January 2 game against Drake with a 6:00 p.m. start. Next up on Tuesday, January 8 is the home contest against defending Final Four participant Loyola. With the game being on the CBS Sports Network, tipoff will be at 7:00 p.m.

UE’s next two games will be on weekends with 1:00 p.m. starts. The first is Saturday, January 12 with a home game versus Indiana State before Illinois State comes to town seven days later. January 19 will also mark Hall of Fame weekend with three National Championship Teams set to be recognized.

The month of January wraps up on Wednesday, January 30 with a 6:00 p.m. game against Bradley before the Aces welcome Valparaiso in a 1:00 p.m. game on Saturday, February 2. Missouri State is the next contest at the Ford Center, taking on UE in a 6:00 p.m. game on Wednesday, February 13. In its final weekend game, the Aces face UNI at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, February 17. The later start time is due to the Evansville women’s team facing Loyola at 11:00 a.m. inside Meeks Family Fieldhouse.

Senior Day will take place on Wednesday, February 27 as the Aces take on Southern Illinois to close out the home slate. The teams will face each other in another 6:00 p.m. game.

Several great ticket options are currently available for UE fans. Call 812-488-ACES for full information and to get your tickets today!


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