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Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Upcoming Events

* Join us for Stammtisch today

Wollen Sie auf Deutsch plaudern? Join us for Stammtisch today at 12:15- 1:15 p.m. at the big table by the window on the first floor of the library. Jeder ist herzlich willkommen!

Submitted by Lesley Pleasant 

* 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

* 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

* UE's Annual Chili Bowl Sale Planned for today

The University of Evansville’s Clay Club will present its annual Chili Bowl Sale TODAY - Thursday, October 25 - from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. The event will be outside Hughes Hall, near the East Terrace Lawn across from Ridgway University Center. The rain location is Eykamp Hall, Room 253, and the Class of 1959 Gallery and Lounge in Ridgway University Center.

Chartwells, the food service provider at UE, is co-sponsoring the event and providing chili made by chef Don Brown under the direction of Chris Clay.

For $10, customers can buy a one-of-a-kind ceramic bowl and fill it with chili. Paper containers will be available for those who prefer not to put chili in their newly purchased bowls. Larger bowls from $15-$50 will also be for sale. Some more artistic larger bowls will be sold at a silent auction as well, ranging in price from $60-$100.

The bowls are being made by members of the Clay Club and other UE students, faculty members, staff, alumni, and members of the community.

Half of the proceeds will be donated to the Potter's Wheel, Inner City Mission. The Clay Club officers chose this organization for their work with educating and feeding the less fortunate in the Evansville Community. The rest of the proceeds will be used by the Clay Club to attend conferences, visit museums and galleries, and host visiting artists.

Todd A. Matteson, Clay Club advisor and UE associate professor of art, noted that “a lot of hard work and long hours go into making the bowls. They are all hand crafted on the potter's wheel from a ball of clay. The artist has to center, form, alter, trim, dry, and then fire them, not once, but twice. The entire process is lengthy, but the outcome is a tremendous success. Most of the bowls have been glazed different from one another, but some of the bowls are glazed similarly, so patrons can have matching sets. Each bowl has its own uniqueness." 

* 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


Changemaker Corner

* UE's first Changee Awards ceremony

Join us for UE’s first ever Changee Awards! (Think the Emmys, but for Changemaking!) On Sunday, October 28, come watch your fellow students, staff, and faculty be recognized for their changemaking efforts at the first ever Changees!

RSVP is required, and seating is extremely limited: only the first 30 students to RSVP get to attend! (RSVP to by October 14). Dinner is included and attire is semi-formal to formal. Doors open and red carpet will be ready at 5:30 p.m., dinner starts at 6:00 p.m.

So get dressed up, rent that tux or suit, and come celebrate how UE makes an impact!

Submitted by Erin Lewis


Info You Should Know

* Looking for ways to reduce stress and improve well-being?

The Awakened Life Program is a 7-week course for students who would like to improve well-being with a focus on mindfulness, connection and relationships. The sessions are October 15-November 26 from 3:30-5:00 p.m. in Grabill Lounge in Neu Chapel.

It's designed to support students who feel the life/academic pressures by providing tools for improved wholeness using meditation, journaling and conversations.

The course is limited to 20 students!

This is FREE to UE students, but you MUST register.

Contact Stacey Shanks at or 812-488-2606.

Submitted by Stacey Shanks 

* Now accepting faculty-led study abroad proposal applications

Calling all faculty! Did you know that you have the opportunity here at UE to create and lead your own short term program abroad? If you are interested in taking your class global, make sure to fill out a proposal to set up a faculty-led program! Proposal forms can be found on the faculty-led programs page of the study abroad website or in the Study Abroad area on AceLink. We are currently accepting proposals for the 2019-20 academic year.

Proposal are required whether you’ve run a program multiple times or are hoping to set up something brand new. Applications are due by November 1 and decisions on proposals will be given by the beginning of December. Completed proposals can be e-mailed to If you have any questions about the proposal application, please contact Greta Becker at

Submitted by Greta Becker

* Mark your calendars, UE Gives Back Fall is October 20!

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

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.

* 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

* 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 to be an RA!

The Office of Residence Life is currently accepting applications for resident assistants for the Spring 2019 semester. You can find RA applications on UEngage under Forms or by using this link. Applications are due by October 23 at 11:59 p.m. and applicant interviews will take place October 29-November 1.

Please contact Megan King at, Karyssa Vasquez at, or Darrion Culler at with any questions you may have.

Submitted by Megan King



* Women's golf in second place at Chi-Town Fall Classic

Four University of Evansville women’s golfers are in the top ten at the midway point of the Chi-Town Fall Classic at the Harborside International Golf Center as the Purple Aces are in second place.

Evansville enters today’s final round just two shots behind Green Bay in the team standings. UE posted a 314 while the Phoenix had a 312. 

Leading the Aces was Madison Chaney. Her 5-over 77 has her alone in fourth place. She is two behind leaders Lori Meyer (Green Bay), Macey Mills (CSU Bakersfield), and Felicia Davenport (Chicago State).

Joining Chaney in the top ten were Sophia Rohleder, Sydney Anderson and Alyssa McMinn. Rohleder carded a 78 in Monday’s round while Anderson had a 79. They are tied for 5th and 8th, respectively. McMinn had an 80 in round one and is tied for 10th. Just behind them was Lexie Sollman, who had an 85 and is tied for 16th.

Caitlin O’Donnell was UE’s individual and finished with a 93.

Today, the Aces look for the tournament win when they take on the competition in the final round.

* Koth and Reese lead men's golf in Ohio

Dallas Koth and Noah Reese are in the top 15 with two out of three rounds completed at the Tom Tontimonia Invitational, which is being hosted at Lakewood Country Club.

Koth leads the way for the Purple Aces, standing in a 6th place tie with a 2-round tally of 141. He started the day with a 71 before carding a 1-under 70 to finish the day at one under par. Koth is just two strokes off the lead.  Reese also had a strong day, completing the first day of play with a 145. After carding a 74, Reese finished the second round with an even 71 to stand in a tie for 14th.

Third on the team was Jessie Brumley. He is tied for 37th with a 150.  His rounds checked in at 77 and 73. Next up was Spencer Wagner. After posting a 79 in the opening 18 holes, he lowered his score by seven strokes, completing the second round with a 72. Matthew Ladd finished with identical rounds of 79. Playing as an individual, Gab Rohleder tallied a 164.

Oakland’s Thomas Giroux and Kevin Scherr of Youngstown State pace the individuals with scores of 139. Oakland also leads the team standings with a 569. They are nine in front of Cleveland State and 12 ahead of Dayton.  Evansville is in fifth place with a 587. The Aces are one behind fourth place Fort Wayne.

Today, the teams will play the final 18 holes.


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