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Friday, October 12, 2018

* New UE Marketing Request Form: Request Multiple Projects with One Submission!

The NEW marketing request form provides a streamlined way to request marketing services for both individual projects and several projects at once.

Need an invitation, a flyer, and an AceNotes article to promote your event? Simply choose your first item from the drop down menu, fill out the information, and select “Add Another Project to this Request” which appears at the bottom of the form.

Accessing the form:
The marketing request form is available on AceLink. Log in, choose the “Areas” link from the top navigation bar, select “Marketing and Communications” from the list of options, and choose “Marketing Request” from the list to get started.

* UE Gives Back on Campus

This year’s UE Gives Back on Campus is planned for October 22, 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Lunch provided
Register online by Wednesday, October 17. (Rain date: Monday, October 29)

As in the past, the 3rd Annual UE Gives Back on Campus is an opportunity for the UE family to “roll up their collective sleeves” and volunteer a day of service to one of several significant University projects while working shoulder-to-shoulder with others in the UE family. Our hope is that not only will the fruits of our collective labors will be visible across campus, but that our volunteer efforts will embody a spirit of collaborative generosity and a sense of strengthened community.

Take a look and register for a project that fit your skill set and interests! (Tools will be provided, but volunteers are encouraged to bring gloves and your favorite things!)

Sign-up online by Sunday, October 21. Questions? Contact Patti Lippert, executive assistant to the president, at 812-488-2152 or


What's Happening Today

* This Week in Music: UE Opera presents Coffee Cantata and Riders to the Sea

Schmidt Opera Series 
Friday, October 12 and Saturday, October 13
7:30 p.m., Wheeler Concert Hall

The Schmidt Opera Series returns with a double bill of Bach and Vaughan Williams. In Bach's Coffee Cantata, we have a comic telling of a father struggling to get his daughter to give up her coffee habit. The mood shifts drastically with the second opera, Vaughan Williams' Riders to the Sea. This tragic opera, based on the play by J.M. Synge, tells of an Irish mother whose last remaining son is determined to go to sea despite her pleadings for him to stay at home. The show runs both Friday, October 12 and Saturday, October 13 at 7:30 pm. Tickets for the opera are $10.

Submitted by James Sullivan 


Upcoming Events

* Guest speaker: Tax managers from H&R Block

Rania Mousa, associate professor of accounting, has invited Tamara Tarnow and Celeste Newman to speak on campus today - Wednesday, October 17 - from 4:00-6:00 p.m. in Smythe Lecture Hall (Room 170) in the Schroeder School of Business Building. Tarnow and Newman are tax managers with H&R Block, a global consumer tax services provider. They will talk about tax fraud and Earned Income Due Diligence by discussing real-life tax cases. They will also talk about available job opportunities and internships. All accounting and business students are encouraged to attend.

This is the first time this company is invited by UE’s accounting program to establish career connections with students. H&R Block has approximately 12,000 locations in all 50 states, and has prepared 720 million tax returns on behalf of its clients since 1955.

Submitted by Rania Mousa 

* Health Careers Fair next week

Over 50 employers are registered for Health Careers Fair on Tuesday, October 16! The event is from 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. in the Student Fitness Center. All students - freshmen through seniors - who are considering a health-related career should attend.

Don't forget to download the app, Career Fair Plus, to view employer details and event layout. Search for Career Fair Plus on the App Store and Google Play Store.

Submitted by Alison Morris-McDonald

* UE Theatre opens Shanklin Theatre Season with rock musical "Spring Awakening"

The University of Evansville Theatre presents Spring Awakening, book and lyrics by Steven Sater and music by Duncan Sheik. This 2007 Tony Award-winning Best Musical, book and lyrics by Evansville native Steven Sater, is based on Frank Wedekind’s play by the same name.

Featuring a soaring rock musical score, all generations will identify with the age-old tale about young people and the misguided adults who lend a deaf ear to what they are feeling in their hearts. This production opened Friday, October 19 in Shanklin Theatre. Additional performances are at 7:30 p.m. on October 25, 26, and 27 and at 2:00 p.m. on October 28.

UET alumnus Wes Grantom directs Spring Awakening, and theatre department chair Eric Renschler serves as scenic designer. UE student Becca Updyke is the costume designer; UE associate professor Stephen Boulmetis is the lighting designer; guest artist Richard Ingraham serves as sound designer; UE student Bailey Brandvold is the dramaturg; UE student Blake Elliot is the stage manager; and UE professor Chuck Meacham serves as technical director. The cast features UE students Claire Tumey as Wendla; Ethan Davenport as Melchior; Alexandra Curren as Ilse; and Justin Pappas as Moritz. Chorus members include UE students Gina DeLise, Alexi Lewis, Marshall Hopkins, Isaac Baker, Shannon White, Hannah Mattingly, Brock McCullough, Amanda Cowan, Cole Lannert, Theodore Esten, Kyla Clift, and Obi Roberts.

Ticket prices are $20 for adults and $18 for senior adults, students, and UE faculty and staff. UE students may obtain one free student rush ticket beginning at noon on the day of the performance they wish to attend. The UE Theatre Society hosts a pre-play chat 30 minutes prior to the show on Thursday, October 25 and Saturday, October 22. All are welcome to attend the presentation and discussion with a student designer about their process on the production.

Season subscriptions are on sale now and include the three Shanklin Theatre productions: Spring Awakening by Steven Sater and Duncan Sheik, Colony Collapse by Stefanie Zadravec, and Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare, as well as one of the remaining May Studio Theatre productions: Year of the Rooster by Olivia Dufault or The Wolves by Sarah DeLappe. Subscriptions for the four-play package are $50 for adults and $45 for senior adults, students, and UE faculty/staff.

Tickets may be purchased by calling 812-488–2031, Monday through Friday, noon-5:00 p.m.

* Scherer to speak at Dr. Guy Banta Distinguished Lecture Series

The University of Evansville’s annual Dr. Guy Banta Distinguished Lecture Series is set for today - Friday, October 26 - at 3:00 p.m. in Room 100 (Vectren Lecture Hall) in the Koch Center for Engineering and Science. This event is free and open to the public.

This year’s speaker will be Randy Scherer, chief scientific officer and managing member for Kirkwood Scherer Capital Ventures, LLC. His topic will be “When Opportunity Knocks.”

Scherer earned his undergraduate degree in biology/chemistry from UE in 2004 and his PhD from Vanderbilt Medical University in 2010. 

Established in 2018, KSCV is a boutique biotech fund focused in emerging technologies. KSCV’s unique expertise across the total product lifecycle resides in evidence identification and data interpretation to mitigate risk and arbitrage catalytic events in the biotechnology sector. KSCV turns science into investing.

* Fall Fun with International Club - Sign up now!

Get into the spirit of Fall with International Club! We will be going off campus to Mayse Farm Market to enjoy a Sunday full of Fall themed activities, such as getting lost in a corn maze and going on hayrides!

Sign up by going to the International Club table in Ridgway University Center lobby (by the info desk) on October 11 and 12 at 11:00 a.m.-1:00 pm or 5:00-7:00 p.m. A $5 deposit will be required.

Submitted by Emile Moura

* Mindfulness Service in Neu Chapel: Sunday at 9:00 p.m.

As the semester marches on, taking time for our own well-being is crucial. This Sunday's #StillWokeUE service (9:00 p.m. in Neu Chapel) will feature meditative music and time for initial, guided meditation. The service lasts about 25 minutes. All are welcome for this beautiful time of preparation for the busy week ahead.

Submitted by Keith Turner

* University Worship asks, "Is the Bible the Word of God?"

There is no doubt that our culture gives special to the prominence, and our churches often claim that the Bible is the Word of God. But what is meant by that claim? Join the Neu Chapel community this Sunday at 9:00 a.m. as we continue our #MixedMessages sermon series and take a closer look at "The Bible is the Word of God." Join us for this exciting series and for a time of meaningful worship.

Submitted by Keith Turner 

* Newman Movie Night: Sexual Revolution

Join us on Monday, October 15, from 7:00-8:30 p.m. in Eykamp Hall, Room 251, Ridgway University Center for a movie night! We will be watching the documentary Sexual Revolution: Fifty Years Since Humane Vitae. Come learn about the stunning fulfillment of a Pope’s prophecy of the disastrous personal and social costs of the sexual revolution, the origins of the birth control pill in the eugenics movement, and the truly revolutionary teaching of Jesus Christ through his Church concerning love, marriage, and family. All are welcome!

Submitted by Michaela Kunkler

* Tonight! Faith in Public Life: Interfaith goes to the Voting Booth panel discussion

This timely interfaith panel discussion is this evening -Monday, October 15 - at 7:00 p.m. in Neu Chapel. Learn more about how the interfaith community understands its role at the voting booth and how people of different religious traditions will decide who gets their vote this November. Representatives from many of the world’s religious traditions and world views will be present to share their beliefs and values. Moderator for the evening is Robert Dion, PhD, department chair, Law, Politics, and Society. The public is invited.

Submitted by Tammy Gieselman

* The Last Picture Show: The John Streetman Collection Exhibition/Sale

Friends of Art Logo

The University of Evansville Department of Art and the University of Evansville Friends of Art Board of Directors cordially invite you to The Last Picture Show: The John Streetman Collection Exhibition/Sale. This event is planned for today - Tuesday, October 23 - from 6:30-8:30 p.m. in the Melvin Peterson Gallery. John Streetman will give a Gallery Talk at 7:00 p.m. The exhibition and sale continues through Friday, October 26.

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 38 years, John Streetman served as executive director of the Evansville Museum of Art, History, and Science, leading the institution to international recognition. A 2012 article in PleinAir Magazine noted that his commitment to living realist painters "changed the status of contemporary Realism in America."

He is offering for sale the bulk of his collection with a generous portion of the proceeds benefiting the UE Art Galleries Student Assistantship.

Submitted by Brooksie Smith

* Today - IPF organizational meeting

The first organization meeting of the year of the Independent Political Forum (IPF) is set for today - October 18 - from 4:15-5:15 p.m. in Room 162 in the Schroeder School of Business Building.

IPF is a way for students to find interest in elections and politics. Students do not have to choose a political party or focus on particular candidates. We want students to have the ability to discuss politics freely with facts to support them. This is a platform to seek new perspectives, understand values and ideas, and gain more interests surrounding politics. During this event, students can discuss what they will be interested in learning and talking about this semester. The group is an open discussion without any repercussions. We hope to see many students from many different majors. Also, we will be conducting elections on executive board positions. Feel free to bring someone with you!

Submitted by KeYanla Cleckley 

* Engineering Speed Networking

Attention - all students from the College of Engineering and Computer Science - RSVP in Handshake by October 15 to attend Engineering Speed Networking. The event will be held Thursday, October 18 from 6:00– 8:30 p.m. in Eykamp Hall, Ridgway University Center. Get face-to-face with employers interested in you! Space is limited, so RSVP today under Handshake's events tab.

Submitted by Alison Morris-McDonald

* Location of Ian Manuel lecture changed to Eykamp 251

The Psychology Club will present a guest speaker - Ian Manuel - on October 22 at 7:00 p.m. in Eykamp Hall, Room 251 in Ridgway University Center. (Due to increased interest in this lecture, the location was changed to Eykamp 251 to accommodate a larger crowd.)

Manuel was just 13-years-old when he was sentenced to life for shooting Debbie Baigre, a young, white woman. After serving 26 years in prison (much in solitary confinement), he was released after Baigre recognized the complex burden both Ian and society bore for the crime, and became his supporter. Ian’s case paved the way for other groundbreaking legislation prohibiting life sentences for juveniles convicted of non-homicide offenses (Graham v. Florida, 2010). All juveniles sentenced to life in prison at that time in the U.S. for non-homicide cases were children of color.

Submitted by Aaron M Cochran

* 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." 

* Catholic Mass on Campus

There will be a Catholic Mass this Sunday, October 14, at 1:00 p.m. in Neu Chapel. Father Godfrey will be the celebrant. All are welcome!

Submitted by Sam Wallisch

* Yale University historian to deliver Fiddick Lecture on Second Great War, 1917-1923

Jay Winter, the Charles J. Stille Professor of History Emeritus at Yale University, will be the speaker for the University of Evansville’s 17th annual Thomas C. Fiddick Memorial Lecture today - Friday, October 26. The lecture begins at 7:00 p.m. in Eykamp Hall in Ridgway University Center. The event, hosted by UE’s Department of History, is free and open to the public.

Winter’s lecture marks the 100th anniversary of the First World War. His topic will be “The Second Great War, 1917-1923.”

The Fiddick Memorial Lecture is named for Thomas C. Fiddick, a professor of history at UE from 1963 to 2002. A dedicated teacher, productive scholar, and a tireless fighter in the cause of justice, his untimely death on the day of his retirement stunned the UE community. It was his former students’ efforts, with support of Fiddick’s friends and the University, that led to the establishment of the annual Thomas C. Fiddick Memorial Lecture.

“The Fiddick Lecture is one of the best events of the year, as we celebrate the career of a truly outstanding University of Evansville faculty member,” said James MacLeod, UE professor of history and director of the Fiddick Memorial Lecture Series. “Tom Fiddick was a brilliant scholar and an incredible teacher who made a life-transforming impact on generations of students.”

During Winter’s lecture, he will argue that a crisis in 1917 separates the first three years of the war from the years that followed, largely the result of powerful economic and demographic pressures which destabilized all the combatants, but more so the Central powers than the Allies. The critical event of this rupture was the 1917 Russian revolution. Hatred, hunger, and class conflict were radicalizing elements in the post-Imperial world. Winter suggests that the passage from wartime crisis to post-war and post-imperial violence was seamless, and part of one complex, distinctive phase of European history, starting in 1917 and ending more or less in 1923.

Fiddick’s book, Russia's Retreat from Poland, 1920: From Permanent Revolution to Peaceful Coexistence, deals with one of the conflicts to be discussed during Winter’s lecture.

Winter is one of the world’s leading scholars of World War I and its impact on the 20th century. He was educated at Columbia University and the University of Cambridge. In 2001 he joined the faculty of Yale. Winter is the author or co-author of 25 books, including Sites of Memory, Sites of Mourning: The Great War in European Cultural History; The Great War and the Shaping of the 20th Century; Rene Cassin and the Rights of Man, and most recently, War beyond Words: Languages of Remembrance from the Great War to the Present. In addition, he has edited or co-edited 30 books and contributed 130 book chapters to edited volumes.

Winter was also co-producer, co-writer, and chief historian for the PBS/BBC series The Great War and the Shaping of the 20th Century, which won an Emmy Award, a Peabody Award and a Producers Guild of America Award for best television documentary in 1997.

MacLeod noted that Winter “is as distinguished a scholar on World War I as there is anywhere in the world. It is an enormous privilege to bring him to the University of Evansville to deliver the 2018 Fiddick Lecture and interact with students in class,”

MacLeod added that on the 100th anniversary of “what we think of as the end of the First World War, it is important to reflect on the significant ways in which that war did not really end in 1918. Some conflicts that emerged between 1917 and 1923 we are still dealing with today. It is especially appropriate given Tom Fiddick’s lifelong passion for many of the issues discussed by Jay Winter, and the fact that one of Tom’s most important scholarly legacies is a book that deals with this very subject.”

For more information, please contact the Department of History at 812-488-2963.

* 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

* Trumpeter Allen Vizzutti with UE Wind and Jazz Ensembles

Famed trumpeter Allen Vizzutti with be performing with both the UE Wind Ensemble and Jazz Ensemble I on Tuesday October 16 at 7:30 p.m. at the historic Victory Theatre in downtown Evansville. The concert is FREE. You may contact professor of music Tim Zifer at with any questions.

Timothy Zifer

* Trailblazing Astronaut Eileen Collins to Speak at UE's Snyder Lecture on October 17

Trailblazing astronaut Eileen Collins, the first woman to pilot and command an American spacecraft, will be the guest speaker for the University of Evansville’s Patricia H. Snyder Lecture in October. The lecture is planned for Wednesday, October 17, at 7:00 p.m., in Eykamp Hall, Ridgway University Center, on UE’s campus. The event is free and open to the public thanks to the generosity of the Snyder family.

One of America’s most admired women, Col. Collins became the first female to pilot a US spacecraft with the Discovery shuttle flight in 1995, and the first female commander on the 1999 Columbia shuttle flight. In 2005, NASA tapped her to command the space shuttle Discovery’s historic “Return to Flight” mission, NASA’s first manned flight following the loss of space shuttle Columbia in 2003. While logging 872 hours in space, Collins earned a reputation for coolness under pressure.

Collins will discuss how her career as an astronaut took shape, from her early years in the US Air Force to her ground-breaking experience with NASA. Drawing from her career experiences, she will share valuable insights learned from both her successes and her failures. She will also provide insight into the future of space travel as the world turns to exciting new space frontiers.

The Patricia H. Snyder Concert and Lecture Series was made possible in 1997 through an endowment from the late Patricia H. Snyder, trustee and longtime friend of the University, to bring speakers or performers of renown to Evansville at no cost to the public.

Reservations are encouraged, but a ticket is not required to enter. Save your seat online here.

* Graduate School Summit at Purdue

The Midwest Graduate School Summit at Purdue University is October 27. The group attending the event from UE will leave Evansville on October 26 at 3:00 p.m. Free transportation/registration fee and overnight stay. A refundable deposit of $20 is required. Restrictions apply - see Center for Career Development website.

Sixty programs are expected to be at this year’s event: i.e. Purdue, Notre Dame, The Ohio State, University of Illinois, and Yale.

For more information about the fair and mandatory registration:

To sign up for van, hotel and register with CCD:

UE registration deadline is: October 20.

Please contact the Center for Career Development with any questions. The office is located in the student life area in Ridgway University Center or you can reach them by calling 812 488 1083 or e-emailing

Submitted by Alison Morris-McDonald


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

* Psych 246 survey

Psych 246 students are seeking participants for their online psychology survey. The survey will take approximately 10-15 minutes to complete Thank you for your participation and your contribution to science! Use this link to access the survey:

Submitted by Joselyn Coronel

* Join us for Ace Race 5 K to Benefit UE's Pro Bono Physical Therapy Clinic

Ace Race, a 5K run benefiting Ace CARE, the University of Evansville’s pro bono physical therapy clinic, is planned for Saturday, October 27, at 9:00 a.m. on UE’s campus. This year’s Ace Race is Halloween themed, so wear your costumes! The event includes a dog station with treats, music, food, and prizes. The event is open to the public and is part of the University’s homecoming celebration.

AceRace Participants

The participation fee for the general public is $25 before October 12 or $30 after October 12. Those registering before October 12 will receive a dri-fit long sleeve T-shirt. To register, go to

Submitted by Jennifer Simon 

* Join Venturing Crew for UE Gives Back!

Join Venturing Crew for UE Gives Back!

The group will be spending that day outdoors in Howell Wetlands hiking and picking up trash to help keep this area beautiful.

This is a free event, and transportation will be provided! Sign up at Ridgway tables on Tuesday, October 16, Wednesday, October 17, and Thursday, October 18 OR RSVP to

Venturing Crew Group with Yellow Hard Hats

Submitted by Margaret Wolf

* Sign up for Corn Maze, Hayride and Extreme S'mores!

Join Venturing Crew for day of fun-filled fall activities at Cate's Farm!

We will be navigating a corn maze, going for a hayride, and sitting around the campfire to construct some EXTREME s'mores. You will also get to pick out and bring home your own pumpkin if you join us on this trip!

This trip is ONLY $10!

Sign up at Ridgway tables on Wednesday, October 17 and Thursday, October 18.

Submitted by Margaret Wolf

* Psychology online experiment

We are seeking participants for our online psychology experiment. The survey will take approximately 15 minutes and is entirely online. Thank you for your participation and your contribution to science! Use this link to access the survey:

Submitted by Luci Hulsman 

* Conservatives versus Liberals: A Look into Political Tolerance

Research Methods in Psychology 246 is conducting a brief survey regarding political tolerance and are seeking UE staff and faculty to voluntarily participate. We would greatly appreciate your participation! If you wish to participate, fill out the survey here.

Submitted by Danielle Wunderlich 

* Flu vaccines available!

Flu vaccines are available at the Student Health Center for a $20 fee. Cash or card is accepted. Please visit the SHC to sign up!

Submitted by Tara Ulrich

* In need of Ace Purple volunteer

I am in need of an Ace Purple volunteer for October 23! You will only be needed from 9:00-10:00 a.m. at a nearby elementary school. I am organizing a kick-off event for a fundraiser and I would love for all the nearby mascots to be there to get the children excited!

Submitted by Jessica O’Shaughnessy

* 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 

* 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

* Voice to Vision survey

Chartwells dining services is looking for your feedback. Take their Voice to Vision survey and tell them how you feel. To take the survey, text YGHG to 99299. Survey participants will be entered in a drawing to win $100 Ace Bucks!

Submitted by Brian Conner

* Volunteer opportunity: Manage donors for blood drive on Oct. 16!

Newman needs your help to check people into the American Red Cross Blood Drive on October 16 or work the Canteen (the food and rest area for people who have just donated).

There are opportunities from 11:30 ta.m.-4:30 p.m. on October 16. Use this link to sign up:

Submitted by Sam Wallisch

* Service opportunity at St. Vincent DePaul

Join the Newman club in volunteering at St. Vincent DePaul from 5:00-7:00 p.m. on the 15th! We will meet outside the Newman house across from Koch at 4:50 p.m. to carpool. Here is the link to RSVP:

Submitted by Sam Wallisch

* Student-run marketing and communications agency Embrace launches campus-wide

A new student-run marketing and communications agency, Embrace, is launching campus-wide. Embrace is a UE-based agency run by innovative and driven multidisciplinary students. Clients can expect thorough industry research, comprehensive brand development strategies and a wide range of promotional materials tailored to fit their needs. The company, overseen by marketing professional Joe Ellsworth, is comprised of 10 students from different majors and parts of the world who have come together to offer unique and high-quality products.

The team is eager to meet and work with clients, so what are you waiting for?

Visit our table in Ridgway University Center from 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. on October 12 for more information and a sweet treat. The first three people who follow and share Embrace on Facebook and show one of our attending team members will receive a free Embrace T-shirt.

To “Embrace Your Full Potential,” visit or find us on Facebook.

Submitted by Dallas Carter

* 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

* 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 



* Senior computer engineering students present at MIT Conference

Senior computer engineering students Braden Elliot and Kunal Mukherjee recently presented lightning talks about their senior projects at the 2018 IEEE MIT Undergraduate Research Technology Conference (URTC) held October 5-7, at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, MA.

Mukjerhee and Elliott in front of MIT sign

Elliot presented "Player 1 Human, Player 2 Machine," a project about training a recurrent neural network through reinforced learning to optimize the output of a positional derivative controller. The network observes nonlinearity in the system which the controller is unable to account for, resulting in a smoother output.

Mukherjee's project "Location Dependent Cryptography" is an investigation into connecting the location of a receiver as part of a packet encryption method by computing a transmission specific key using the time difference of the intended packet reception time. The goal is to provide greater protection and security of intellectual property.

URTC brings together undergraduates around the world to present, discuss, and develop solutions to advance technology for humanity. Elliot and Mukherjee "had the opportunity to interact with undergraduate students and learn about the cutting edge as well as innovative research."

* Petrosillo gives paper at Medieval Studies conference

Sara Petrosillo, assistant professor of English, presented research on manuscripts at the 2018 Medieval Association of the Midwest Conference "Exploring Space in the Middle Ages." The conference took place from October 4-6 Purdue University. Petrosillo's paper was titled, "Manuscript Space: Narrative Diminishment in Yonec and the Harley 978 Hawking Treatise."

* Carter earns Certificate in Leadership Excellence

Holly Carter, director of Harlaxton college programs and education abroad, earned a Certificate of Leadership Excellence from the Executive Development Institute at Vanderbilt University. Carter completed training in executive leadership, leading change, leadership coaching, and strategic change. The certificate was given by the Owen Graduate School of Management.



* Volleyball hosts Indiana State on Saturday

One match is on tap this weekend for the University of Evansville volleyball team as the Purple Aces will take on Indiana State on Saturday at 7:00 p.m. inside Meeks Family Fieldhouse.

Evansville grabbed its first league win last Friday, defeating Southern Illinois by a 3-0 final; the Aces have played well since, taking Missouri State to five sets on Saturday before staying within four points of UNI in all three sets on Monday.

Allana McInnis started her sophomore season averaging 3.77 assists in her first 26 sets, but has seen that trend upward since MVC play has started. Over her last 29 frames of work, McInnis has averaged 7.90 assists while finishing with at least 18 assists in 11 of the last 13 matches.

Alondra Vazquez continues to get better and better each time out for the Aces as she recorded her first double-double with a career mark of 21 kills and 12 digs against Missouri State. She followed that up with 11 at UNI and has averaged 3.73 kills/set in the last three matches. In conference play, she checks in with 2.76 digs per game and set her career high with 19 in the match at Bradley.

With 359 kills on the season, Rachel Tam ranks third in the nation; 386.5 total points is fourth in the country while her total attacks (884) ranks 11th. Tam is averaging 4.49 kills per frame and is second in the MVC and 15th in the NCAA. Through 8 conference matches, Tam has posted 11 or more kills on seven occasions. Her hitting has also continued to excel, since finishing at -.222 at Illinois State, she has hit .230 or higher in each of the last four matches.

Indiana State is 8-12 overall and 1-7 in the MVC with their win coming over Southern Illinois last weekend. The Sycamores are led on the offensive side by Laura Gross, who stands with 3.11 kills per game while Makayla Knoblauch checks in with 9.47 assists/set. Defensively, Jade York has registered 4.32 digs

* UE softball coach Mat Mundell receives contract extension

University of Evansville director of athletics Mark Spencer has announced the signing of head softball coach Mat Mundell to a contract extension with the Purple Aces program.

“I am very excited to have Mat continue to be our head softball coach,” Spencer said. “Mat has been great to work with and I am excited about the direction he is taking the program. It is great to have Mat and his family as part of the Evansville and Purple Aces community.”

Mundell, whose staff was the 2016 Missouri Valley Conference Coaching Staff of the Year, took the helm of the Aces program in 2015. His direction has seen the program secure two MVC Freshman of the Year winners along with Brittany Hay being the 2017 Newcomer of the Year. Morgan Florey was the conference freshman of the year in 2016 while Eryn Gould was the recipient in 2018.

“My family and I are excited to continue to put our roots down in the Evansville area. I am really excited about this program and where it is headed,” Mundell said. “I am thankful to Mark Spencer and President Chris Pietruszkiewicz for believing in me and my vision for this program.” 

“I could not be more excited to be leading the Purple Aces softball program.”

In his time at UE, Mundell has seen his players garner numerous All-Conference honors. Florey is a 2-time MVC First Team selection (2016, 18) while being named to the Second Team in 2017. Along with her Freshman of the Year award in 2018, Eryn Gould was chosen to the MVC First Team. Chandra Parr was also a first-team honoree in 2016. Morgan Lambert picked up the nod on the second team in 2017 and was also a 2-time All-Defensive Team member under Mundell’s tutelage. Susan Norris and Brittany Hay also picked up All-Defensive Team honors.


In The News

* Robert Dion interviewed by Radio Canada about Brett Kavanaugh

Last week’s Senate vote to confirm Brett Kavanaugh as the next associate justice of the Supreme Court attracted loads of national and international media attention, including from our neighbors to the north. Robert Dion, chair of the Department of Law, Politics, and Society, was the subject of a lengthy live interview in French on a national radio broadcast Sunday morning. The reporting looked at the likely political repercussions of Kavanaugh’s accession to the court. 

The Radio Canada public affairs program, Desautels le dimanche, can be accessed here:

Since the school year began, Professor Dion has been interviewed repeatedly by the Indianapolis Star and the Associated Press, among others, about the upcoming midterm elections, and he has appeared on the news broadcasts of all three local television stations


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