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Wednesday, October 24, 2018

* Active Shooter Drill – Practice "Run" Only!

In response to the Active Shooter Drill, all campus community members are asked to focus solely on the RUN aspect of “Run, Hide, Fight.” regardless of whether the fictitious event affects your specific location.

This means that everyone should vacate their building (simulating the RUN aspect).  

Members of the Evansville Police Department will be stationed throughout the campus to gauge individual responses to the drill, as well as determine how quickly individuals were able to make a decision as to which door to exit based on the information given about the fictional shooter. Once individuals leave a building, they should move away from the building and toward the outer perimeter of the campus but should not leave the campus, move vehicles or travel beyond the Weinbach/Lincoln/Rotherwood/Walnut square. 

Once the drill is over, another AceAlert will be sent with the announcement to resume normal duties. 

The drill will take place sometime between 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., between October 29-November 2. The drill will be announced to the campus via Ace Alerts and the new active shooter audio siren will sound through all computers and video monitors signaling there is a threatening event.   

In the spring, we will conduct another active shooter drill - focusing on the HIDE aspect of “Run, Hide, Fight.”

Any questions, please contact the Office of Safety and Security at 812-488-2051.

* Annual Veterans Day service

The University of Evansville’s annual Veterans Day service is set for Friday, November 9 from 11:00-noon in Wheeler Concert Hall in the Krannert Hall of Art and Music. The campus community, alumni, and friends are invited to this celebration.

This year’s speaker will be Colonel Michael Roscoe, U.S. Army National Guard. Roscoe is the chair and founding director of the Physician Assistant Science program at the University of Evansville.

Roscoe began his military career in 2000 by commissioning to the Indiana National Guard. Currently, he is a senior PA for the state of Indiana working with the Surgeon General. He deployed to Afghanistan for his first combat tour in 2004-05 where he served as a physician assistant at a forward operating base in Kabul and on several medical “jump teams” all across Afghanistan. He had a second combat tour in Balad, Iraq in 2008-09 where he was the officer-in-charge of the busiest troop medical clinic (TMC) in Iraq at the time.

Roscoe earned a PhD in international health science in 2009 from Touro University International (military sponsored) with his specialization in risk mapping of Leishmaniosis in Afghanistan. He has a Master of Science from Purdue University, a second Master in Physician Assistant Studies from University of Nebraska specializing in emergency medicine. Finally, he has two bachelor’s degrees from Butler University.

Roscoe has received many military awards and achievements, but most notable was a Bronze Star for his work with the international medical community, leishmaniosis research, and assisting with getting four Afghan children back to the United States for life saving surgeries. Roscoe also received the Combat Medical Badge for his time with the medical jump teams and a Combat Patch for War-time Service (3).


What's Happening Today

* High School Changemaker Challenge today!

The 4th Annual High School Changemaker Challenge is taking place today in Eykamp Hall in Ridgway University Center. Everyone is invited to drop in to watch the championship round in Eykamp Hall, Room 251, beginning at 1:30 p.m.; the awards ceremony is slated for 3:30. Eighteen regional high school teams will be competing for a 4-year full-tuition scholarship to UE!

Watch a live-stream of the event beginning at 1:15 p.m. for the final rounds! 

Submitted by Cindy Kelley 

* PA Program Trivia Night Fundraiser is today

Come out to Backstage in downtown Evansville for a trivia night fundraiser supporting the PA program! $10 for a team of up to 6 people. Prizes include Colt's tickets and gift cards! The event is at 6:00 p.m. today.

Submitted by Lily Tepen 

* Charlas: Dinner at La Campirana

Students of all levels of Spanish are invited to go for dinner at La Campirana restaurant today - Wednesday, October 24 - at 5:30 p.m. Please meet in front of the main entrance to Olmsted Administration Hall at 5:30 p.m. It’s a wonderful opportunity to speak Spanish while enjoying Mexican food. Please contact associate professor of Spanish Diana Rodríguez Quevedo at to confirm your attendance, to arrange carpooling, and if you have any questions. ¡Nos vemos!

Submitted by Diana Rodríguez Quevedo

* Ayman Elaraby and Ahmed Othman present I-House Egypt

Ayman Elaraby and Ahmed Othman are international students from Egypt who will be presenting I-House this week. Ayman is a sophomore electrical engineering major and Ahmed is a junior mechanical engineering major. They both love to play soccer and read in their free time. Their favorite part about UE is that it is a small school and a close community. They will be sharing more about themselves and their culture at I-House Egypt happening on the second floor of Ridgway University Center today - Wednesday, October 24 - at 7:00 p.m.

Image of the Great Pyramid of Giza with camel and rider.

Submitted by Megan Sicard

* Film Viewing and Discussion: "For the Bible Tells Me So"

First there was Justice and Inclusion Sunday and now the conversation continues! All are invited and welcome to join the Neu Chapel community for a special viewing of the documentary "For the Bible Tells Me So," which reconciles the longtime strained relationship between religious faith and the LGBTQ+ community. This powerful film challenges traditional conventions and invites us to think about the Bible, church, faith, and inclusion in new ways. The viewing and following discussion will take place this evening - Wednesday, October 24 - at 7:00 p.m. in Grabill Lounge (downstairs of Neu Chapel). And snacks will be provided!

Submitted by Keith Turner

* 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 24.

Please contact Professor Rodríguez Quevedo at if you have any questions. ¡Ahí nos vemos!

Submitted by Diana Rodríguez Quevedo

* SAB Pop-up Event

SAB is having a pop-up event on Wednesday, October 24. Follow us on instagram (@uesab), twitter (@UESAB), and Facebook (UE Students Activities Board) to find out more! The first ones to arrive will receive a prize!

Submitted by Allie Winstead

* Newman Dinner and Discussion: Morals and Medicine

Join us at the Newman House today- Wednesday, October 24 - at 5:00 p.m. for Dinner and Discussion! This week, Dr. Rosario will be talking to us about moral/ethical issues surrounding medical problems or treatments. All are welcome!

Submitted by Michaela Kunkler


Upcoming Events

* Neu Chapel Forum discusses "Why is there evil in the world?"

The problem of evil has haunted persons of faith for millennia. Why do we live in a world where evil exists and people experience suffering? In this week’s Neu Chapel Forum, we will discuss the question, “Why is there evil in the world?”

This is not a time where definitive answers are given, but a place where all perspectives and viewpoints are welcome.

Join us in the Class of 59 Gallery in Ridgway University Center today at 8:00 p.m. for a time of great conversation!

Submitted by Keith Turner 

* Stammtisch (German language table)

Sprechen wir Deutsch this Thursday, October 25 from 2:00-3:00 p.m. on the second floor of the library in front of the DVD collection! All levels welcome. For more information, email

Submitted by Lesley Pleasant

* Family of Henrietta Lacks to Speak at UE

The Lacks family will be guests of the University of Evansville’s Honors Program on Monday, October 29 for a presentation and question and answer session in connection with The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, the bestseller written by Rebecca Skloot about their matriarch, Henrietta Lacks. The event is from 6:00-7:00 p.m. in Eykamp Hall, Ridgway University Center and is free and open to the public.

The book is the winner of several awards, including the 2010 Chicago Tribune Heartland Prize for Nonfiction, the 2010 Wellcome Trust Book Prize, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science’s Award for Excellence in Science Writing. It was featured on over 60 critics’ best of the year lists. The book was also made into an HBO movie starring Oprah Winfrey.

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks tells the story of Henrietta Lacks, a poor, black, tobacco farmer who had cells taken from her in 1951 without her knowledge. The cells became the first immortal human cells grown in the laboratory. Dubbed HeLa, they became one of the most important tools in modern medicine, vital for developing the polio vaccine, cloning, gene mapping, in vitro fertilization, and more. Henrietta died in 1951 but her cells are still the most widely used in the world. Henrietta’s cells have helped biotech companies make millions, yet her family never benefited from their commercialization. Special guests at the UE event will include David Lacks, Jr. and Alfred Carter, Jr., grandsons of Henrietta Lacks.

The Lacks family’s presentation will put a personal face on such issues as the history of medical experimentation on African Americans, bioethics, legal battles over informed consent, and who controls what we are made of and who should profit from it.

The Lacks family is being brought to the UE campus by UE’s Honors Program, along with support from UE Student Government, Office of Academic Affairs, School of Public Health, and the Patricia H. Snyder Concert and Lecture Series.

* Rock for Riley: British Invasion

You are invited to join Phi Mu Delta Lambda on November 3 from 7:00-10:00 p.m. in Eykamp Hall, Ridgway University Center as we "Hop the Pond to Help the Kids" by raising money for Riley Hospital for Children! Come out to Rock for Riley 2018: British Invasion for a night of amazing lip-synching and dance performances!

Submitted by Kelly Nixon 

* Habitat for Humanity: Mexico interest meeting

Students now have the chance to spend a part of summer in Mexico helping Habitat for Humanity build homes for families living in poverty. This program offers a unique opportunity for UE students to take the skills and techniques learned in the classroom to better the lives of those in need in Mexico. As you help build a home with a partner family, you will become part of the community you are serving. You will be invited to eat traditional Mexican foods, interact with families within the community you’re helping to improve, explore local sites, and learn about the innovative Habitat model of home ownership that helps us create a world where everyone has a decent place to live.

No previous building experience is required for this trip. All you need is an open mind, a good attitude, and a heart for service!

If you are interested in this program, make sure to stop by one of our information meetings to learn more! There will be a meeting on Monday, October 29 at 4:00 p.m. in Room 173 in the Schroeder School of Business Building and one on Tuesday, October 30 at 12:30 in Room 250 in the Schroeder School of Business Building

Submitted by Greta Becker

* UE to host State of Indiana Appeals on Wheels on November 1

The University of Evansville will play host to a traveling oral argument before the Indiana Court of Appeals on Thursday, November 1. This program, known as Appeals on Wheels, will begin at 11:00 a.m. in Eykamp Hall, Room 251, Ridgway University Center on UE’s campus. It is free and open to the public.

At this event, an oral argument will be presented for the Case of Ashley D. Reid versus the State of Indiana (18A-CR-00493). The procedure will unfold just as it would for an argument held in the Court’s Statehouse courtroom. A bailiff will call the court into session, robed judges will enter, and lawyers for each party will present arguments to the judges and respond to the judges' questions.

Following the argument, the audience will be invited to participate in a question and answer session with the judges and attorneys.

Please note the following important courtroom etiquette and procedure for Appeals on Wheels

This Oral Argument is a formal process with legal and procedural protocols, which includes the behavior and conduct of the audience.

Attendees should observe the following rules during the event:

  • NO cell phones, cameras, talking, eating or drinking.
  • This location will be serving as a courtroom and the audience should dress appropriately; this includes no hats and business casual attire would be the minimum standard.
  • The bailiff will call the Court to order by banging the gavel and asking everyone in the room to rise or stand.

Any questions about audience protocol should be directed to the Center for Career Development at 

“This event is just another example of the high-level educational opportunities we provide to students at UE,” said Robert Dion, chair of UE’s Department of Law, Politics, and Society. “They don’t just read about the legal process in a book, instead they get to witness a real legal proceeding firsthand and have the opportunity to interact with those involved - all on the UE campus.”

The goal of Appeals on Wheels is to help Hoosiers learn more about the judiciary's role in Indiana government. They also provide opportunities for Court of Appeals judges to meet and talk with the public in relatively informal settings.

The Court has conducted more than 400 Appeals on Wheels between its 2001 centennial and June 2013, although the program predates the centennial.

The event at UE is sponsored by the Department of Law, Politics and Society with support from the Office of Alumni and Parent Relations and the Center for Career Development.

* Free Coffee & Careers event Thursday

Come for free coffee and an informal career chat with alumni and friends of the University on Thursday, October 25 from 4:00- 5:00 p.m. in the Phillips Study Alcove (across from WUEV) in Ridgway University Center. Learn about their journey to their current job and the skills needed for career success.

This month's focus is on careers in parks, museums, and historical preservation.

Professionals attending:

  • Levy Schroeder, Wesselman Nature Society
  • Amber Gowen, Vanderburgh County Clerk’s Office
  • Kaman Hillenburg, Evansville Museum of Arts, History, and Science
  • Mike Linderman, Angel Mounds State Historic Site
  • Ashley Jordan, Evansville African American Museum
  • Andrew Schade, USS LST Ship Memorial

Submitted by Alison Morris-McDonald

* UE Homecoming 2018 Reunion Weekend set for October 26-28

The University of Evansville Homecoming 2018 Reunion Weekend is October 26-28. Special events and activities are planned for parents and alumni, many of which will be open to the public.

Dr. Guy Banta Distinguished Lecture Series – Speaker: Randy Scherer ’04, chief scientific officer and managing member for KSCV, LLC. Established
Friday, October 26, 3:00 p.m., Vectren Lecture Hall (Room 100) Koch Center for Engineering and Science

17th Annual Fiddick Memorial Lecture – Speaker Jay Winter, professor at Yale University, to discuss the legacy of World War One
Friday, October 26, 7:00 p.m., Eykamp 251, Ridgway University Center
Free and open to public.

Homecoming Tailgate
Saturday, October 27, 2:00-5:00 p.m., H-Lot, South Frederick Street
Food, games, live music, and fun. Open to public.

The Ace Race
Saturday, October 27, 9:00 a.m., UE campus
This 5K run benefits Ace CARE, UE’s pro bono physical therapy clinic. The event is open to the public. The participation fee for the general public is $30. To register, go to

UE Men’s Soccer versus Valpo (followed by fireworks display)
Saturday, October 27, 5:00 p.m., Arad McCutchan Stadium.
Open to public.

Celebration events this year include: Class of 1968 50th Reunion, Hughes Hall reception and tour, chemistry alumni reception, Phi Kappa Tau 50th Anniversary Reception and Dinner, 100 years of the Crescent, and annual Homecoming Brunch.

For the full schedule of events or more information, visit or contact or 812-488-2586. 

* This Week in Music: Jazz Society Concert

Jazz Society Concert: Danny Schembre Quintet
Sunday, October 28
4:00 p.m., Wheeler Concert Hall

The Jazz Guest Artist Concert Series continues with a performance by local saxophonist Danny Schembre and his Quintet, featuring vocalist Julie Schembre. The concert will take place in Wheeler Concert Hall on Sunday, October 28 at 4:00 p.m. The series is co-sponsored by the Evansville Jazz Society and the University of Evansville.

Originally from Crystal City, Missouri, Danny “Saxman” Schembre became a regular performer at a variety of venues in the St. Louis area. He attended North Texas State University, performing with the renowned North Texas State 4 O’clock Lab Band. For ten years he was a performer and arranger music for various Air Force Bands across the United States, throughout Europe, Africa and Asia. He has performed with the Glenn Miller Band, Count Basie, Stan Kenton, Bob Hope, Clark Terry, Joe Morello, Dizzy Gillespie, Lou Rawls and many more.

Numerous television, military and studio recordings feature his arrangements and solo work including recent Nashville sessions. He and his family moved to Evansville, Indiana in 1998 where he stays in high demand locally as a solo artist, in duos, combos and performing with traveling acts throughout the mid-west.

Featured vocalist with the Quintet will be Julie Schembre. Julie and Danny Schembre married in 1978 while working with the United States Air Force Glenn Miller Band in Kaiserslautern, Germany. Additional performers will include bassist Jon Hyneman and drummer Pat Moore.

This promises to be an outstanding concert featuring local performers who have become favorites of area jazz fans.

Tickets to the concert are $15 for adults, $10 for Evansville Jazz Society members, and $5 for students. Tickets may be reserved by calling 812-488-2754, or may be purchased at the door.

Submitted by James Sullivan 

* Activist Mary Olson to speak at UE

Activist Mary Olson will be speaking at UE on November 12 at 6:00 p.m. in Room 203 in the library. Her topic will be “A New Global Treaty for Nuclear-Free Nations: How One Woman Made a Difference.”

Olson is acting director of gender and radiation, director of Southeast office, NIRS. She holds an undergraduate degree in evolutionary biology and history of science and has worked for 27 years on radioactive waste policy with the non-government organization, Nuclear Information and Resource Service (NIRS, based in the Washington DC area; Olson herself is based in a satellite office in Asheville, North Carolina, where she founded the new Gender and Radiation Impact Project in 2017.

She has written and organized on radioactive waste and from 2004-1999, she was a registered lobbyist in the US Congress, working to stop bad legislative proposals for changes in radioactive waste law. Olson leads the successful Stop Mobile Chernobyl Campaign which prevented legislation that would have mandated the shipment of highly radioactive waste to the disputed Yucca Mountain site when it was under study (not yet approved). For many years Olson worked with the No Dumps on Native Lands project to keep nuclear waste off the lands of Indigenous Peoples, including Yucca Mountain which is on traditional lands of the Shoshone Nation.

Olson has been a student of radiation’s impact on living cells and organisms since her own contamination while working in a research lab. She has been privileged to know Dr. Steve Wing and to be mentored by Dr. Rosalie Bertell. Bertell encouraged Olson to do her own analysis of A-Bomb survivor data published by the US National Academy of Sciences (BEIR VII, 2006) in order to answer questions from the public about gender differences in radiation harm. Olson’s paper “Atomic Radiation is More Harmful to Women,” published in the wake of the Fukushima Daiichi meltdowns helped the diplomats working at the UN to bring nuclear weapons under humanitarian law, embodied by the new Convention on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons.

Submitted by Lesley Pleasant 

* Homecoming Pep Rally today

Homecoming Pep Rally Poster

Join SAB today - Friday, October 26 - at 5:15 p.m. on the East Terrace Lawn for our Homecoming Pep Rally as we kick off Homecoming Weekend 2018! The pep rally will include appearances form our Cheer, Dance, Volleyball, and Men's Soccer teams; Homecoming Court finalists will be announced; and free T shirts will be handed out to UE students!

Submitted by Megan King

* SAB Homecoming Week events

SAB activities for Homecoming Week (October 26-28) include:

  • Friday—Pep Rally on the East Terrace Lawn
  • Saturday—Tailgate, Soccer Game, and Fireworks Show

Submitted by Megan King 

* SAB Homecoming Tailgate on Saturday

Come enjoy live music, food trucks, inflatables, and games at the Homecoming Tailgate hosted by SAB. The tailgate will be on Saturday, October 27 from 2:00-5:00 p.m. Everything is free to UE students including FREE food truck food. It will be a great time to show some spirit before the UE men's soccer game at 5:00 p.m. against Valparaiso. Homecoming Royalty will be announced at halftime. Fireworks to follow the game at 7:00 p.m.

Submitted by Allie Winstead

* "Paris in Shock" - French sociologist Gerome Truc discusses terrorism

The Department of Foreign Languages and Cultures is proud to invite you to the lecture: “Paris in Shock: The Social Response to the 2015 terrorist attacks" by French sociologist Gérôme Truc. This lecture will take place today - October 25 - at 7:00 p.m. in Eykamp Hall (Room 251) in Ridgway University Center. A social gathering (“meet and greet”) with the guest speaker will take place from 5:00-6:00 p.m. in Dunigan Lounge in the Schroeder School of Business Building prior to the talk. This event is free and open to the public.

This lecture is made possible with the generous support of and contribution by the University’s Department of Foreign Languages and Cultures; the French Embassy in the United States; and UE’s Department of Law, Politics and Society, Department of History; and Office of Diversity Initiatives.

Truc is a French sociologist, a tenured research fellow at the CNRS and member of the Institut des Sciences sociales du Politique (ISP) in Paris. His work focuses primarily on social reactions to terrorist attacks (9/11, Madrid in 2004, Paris in 2015) and pays particular attention to moral and political sociology. More generally, Truc is interested in "what a society goes through when it is subjected to the ordeal of terrorist attacks" (Truc). His most recent book on that topic is titled Shell Shocked: The Social Response to Terrorist Attacks (Polity, 2018)

For more information, please email assistant professor of French Séverine Bates at

Submitted by Séverine Bates

* Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity sponsoring 5K Run/Walk

Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity will sponsor a 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, November 10 from 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. at the University of Evansville.

All runners and walkers must complete the 5K with a backpack. This is representative of our US troops who have to run with gear on every day. All proceeds will go to an organization that sponsors veteran’s suffering from PTSD and other mental illnesses.

Please click the following link to register for the race:

Submitted by Chace Avery

* 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.

* 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

* 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." 

* Pray the Rosary this Thursday!

Austin Hopf and Sister Catherine will be leading a Rosary Prayer Group this Thursday at 10:00 a.m. in Room 264 in the Center for Academic Success in Clifford Memorial Library. All are welcome to join!

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.

* Catholic Mass on campus

There will be a Catholic Mass this Sunday, October 28, at 1:00 pm in Neu Chapel. Father Tony Ernst will be the celebrant. All are welcome!

Submitted by Sam Wallisch


Changemaker Corner

* ChangeLab Mental Health: Sounds and Colors of the Mind

The mental health awareness ChangeLab team is hosting "Sounds and Colors of the Mind," an art and music therapy event, on Thursday, October 25 from 6:00-7:00 p.m. in Grabill Lounge (Neu Chapel basement).

Embrace your creative side while relieving midterm stress!

Submitted by Caroline Townsend


Info You Should Know

* UE Schroeder School of Business places third in Conexus Logistics Case Competition

A student team from the University of Evansville Schroeder School of Business won third place in the Third Annual Conexus Logistics Case Competition held recently in the Rolls Royce board room in Indianapolis. The event is sponsored by Conexus Indiana.

This year’s team was made up of both business and engineering majors. Students participating from UE included Mohammed AlAamri, McKenna Lewis, Jessica Rollins, and Austyn Stierwalt. The team was mentored by assistant professor of management Yolanda Obaze, Sethlyn Morgan, and Terry Stumpf. 

At the competition, four-member teams from 19 Indiana universities vied to develop the best solution to a global logistics-related issue. The teams were given a real industry case problem with roughly 36 hours to prepare and present recommendations. The top three winning teams were awarded a cash prize and the UE team took home $1,000. UE placed ahead of teams from Indiana University, three teams from Purdue University (business, engineering, and technology), Valparaiso, University of Southern Indiana, among others.

“This is a strong competition and continues our momentum in our new Logistics and Supply Chain Management major” said Greg Rawski, Schroeder Family Dean.

UE’s team took 3rd place (2016) and 4th place in (2017). The Schroeder School is ranked as the number 3 small private business school in the nation in the 2019 US News & World Report best undergraduate business programs ranking. UE’s Logistics and Supply Chain Management program was also recognized as one of the top programs in the country by for 2018.

* Study abroad application deadlines are coming up!

Are you interested in studying abroad in a location other than Harlaxton? Did you know that UE offers study abroad programs at over 200 different universities in more than 50 countries around the world? Programs are available for both semester and summer terms and have a wide variety of course offerings. Have you always wanted to study Spanish in Latin America? Or learn about Morocco’s history while actually in Morocco? Or maybe even take a traditional Italian cooking course in Italy? The possibilities are endless with our study abroad program options! UE students have recently studied in a wide variety of locations, including Finland, Japan, Argentina, Hong Kong, Cameroon, Bulgaria, and many more.

If you’re interested in studying abroad at a non-Harlaxton location, just e-mail or stop by Room 261 in the Schroeder School of Business Building.

Application deadlines are quickly approaching, so the sooner you reach out the better!

Study abroad application deadlines are:

  • Fall 2019: December 14
  • Summer 2019: February 15
  • Spring 2020: April 1

Submitted by Greta Becker 

* Winter Intersession Courses

The University of Evansville offers online Winter Intersession Courses between the fall and spring semester from December 14 to January 4. Registration begins October 29. Students may register for one Winter Intersession course.

For more information, visit:

These accelerated courses offer student the opportunity to:

  • Take a course online to earn credits toward graduation
  • Lighten your spring course schedule
  • Complete missing requirements

Class offerings:

  • ART 105 Introduction to Visual Arts (Larmann)
  • CHEM 103 The Chemistry of Adult Beverages (Miller)
  • COMM 130 Introduction to Communication (Wandel)
  • COMM 380 Intercultural Communication (Thomlison)
  • EDUC 201 Introduction to Special Education (Lombardo-Graves)
  • ES 103 Fundamentals of Environmental Science (Thananatthanachon)
  • EXSS 320 Nutrition for Performance and Health (Rodd)
  • FIN 280 Introduction to Personal Finance (Alhenawi)
  • HIST 112 World History Since 1500 (Gahan)
  • NUTR 304 Nutrition Concepts and Controversies (Price)
  • PH 190 Introduction to Public Health (Patel-Dovlatabadi)
  • PSCI 100 World Politics (Kim)
  • PSYC 121 Introduction to Psychology (Hennon)
  • PSYC 229 Social Psychology (Stevenson)
  • PSYC 416 Human Sexuality (Becker)
  • SOC 105 Introduction to Sociology (Plikuhn)
* Vote for UE Homecoming Royalty 2018

Log onto UEngage today to submit your ballot for the two individuals you think best represent what it means to be a Purple Ace!

UE Homecoming Royalty finalists will be announced at the Pep Rally on Friday, October 26 at 5:15 p.m. on the East Terrace Lawn. The top eight individuals with the most votes will be asked to join us at the Men’s Soccer game on Saturday, October 27 at 5:00 p.m. at Arad McCutchan Stadium. At halftime, the finalists will be announced to the crowd and the two individuals with the most votes will be named our UE Homecoming Royalty 2018. Following the game, Homecoming Royalty will then lead the countdown to the Homecoming Firework Show.

Here are our 2018 Homecoming Royalty nominees:

  • Allie Winstead
  • Bailey Brandvold
  • Becca Humphrey
  • Chace Avery
  • Chris Rogers
  • Emma Lundquist
  • Jon Mitchell
  • Lindsay Langstaff
  • Megan Gemmel
  • Miranda Pepe
  • Reed Leonhardt
  • Remi Hoerr
  • Ryan Freeman
  • Sienna Crews
  • Stacy Rohan
  • Summer Purcell
  • Taylor Howard
  • Taylor Williams
  • Victoria Bosze

Voting will close on Thursday, October 25 at 5pm. You must be a full time student in order to be eligible to vote. Cast your vote today on UEngage!

Submitted by Megan King

* PH 190: Introduction to Public Health offered ONLINE in Winter Intersession

PH 190: Introduction to Public Health will be offered online during winter intersession. For more information about this course, contact Payal Patel-Dovlatabadi, associate professor of public health and director of the undergraduate and graduate programs in public health, at

Submitted by Payal Patel-Dovlatabadi

* Need a passport?

Representatives from the US Postal Service will be on campus processing passports on Tuesday, October 30 from 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. in the Harlaxton Room in the Schroeder School of Business Building! If you bring all the required documents, you can get your passport photos taken and your passport processed at this event right here on campus.

Here is what you will need to bring to the event in order to get your passport processed:

  • Photo identification: US driver’s license, and if not from Indiana, a credit or debit card.
  • Proof of citizenship: Original or copy of long form birth or citizenship certificate.
  • Passport application: Available online, at the study abroad office, or at this event.
  • Payments: Two checks, money orders, or cashier’s checks: $110 to the US Department of State and $30 to the USPS.

Photos on site: Passport photos can be taken during the event for an additional $15 to the USPS.

Feel free to contact Kaylynn Carver in the study abroad office at or 812-488-2039 for more information about the event or requirements.

Submitted by Kaylynn Carver

* 2018 Holiday Schedule

The University of Evansville will be closed during the holidays to allow our employees to enjoy this special time with their families.

The following November – December – January holiday schedule will be observed:

Close at noon on Wednesday, November 21
Closed Thursday, November 22
Closed Friday, November 23

Last day to work before break – Friday, December 21
Closed Monday, December 24 through Tuesday, January 1
Reopen Wednesday, January 2

* Flu vaccines available at the Student Health Center

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

Submitted by Tara Ulrich

* Spots still available for SEEK 2019 conference on January 3-7

Join the Newman Club for SEEK, the annual conference of the Fellowship of Catholic University Students (FOCUS). The conference will be held in Indianapolis from January 3-7. Father Mike Schmitz, Matt Maher, Scott Hahn, and NEEDTOBREATHE will be there! Scholarships are available! Contact Jenny at for more information.

Submitted by Michaela Kunkler 

* COMM 380 Intercultural Communication offered ONLINE in Winter Intersession

Would one class that fulfills several general education requirements and teaches you valuable life skills interest you? Do you want to reduce your course load during the regular fall or spring semesters? How would you like to take such a course NO MATTER WHERE you plan to be during winter break?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, you should consider enrolling in COMM 380 ONLINE (Intercultural Communication) in the Winter Intersession. 

COMM 380 meets criteria for General Education Outcome 9 (Understanding of Core Concepts of Society, Human Behavior, and Civic Knowledge) and Overlay Component A (Global Diversity: International Component).

For more information, contact professor emeritus of communication Dean Thomlison at

Submitted by Dean Thomlison



* Kerr's paper accepted for publication in Journal of Human Capital

Amanda Kerr, assistant professor of economics in the Schroeder School of Business, has had a paper accepted for publication in the Journal of Human Capital.

Her paper examines how the introduction of female inheritance rights implemented in four Indian states between 1986 and 1994 impacts the educational achievement and labor force participation of children. She investigates time varying state amendments to the Hindu Succession Act of 1956, which provided equal inheritance rights to both male and female children. Using data from the Integrated Public Use Microdata Series for India (IPUMS India), she finds that children living in states that implemented reforms experience an increase in the probability of completing primary school and a decrease in the probability of participating in the labor force. Performing a triple difference analysis, she finds that these results are larger for Hindu children, specifically Hindu females and Hindu children living in rural areas.

* Yazdanparast presents research at Association for Consumer Research Conference

Atefeh Yazdanparast, associate professor of marketing, presented her research titled "A Phenomenological Examination of Internet Addiction: Insights from Entanglement Theory" at the Association for Consumer Research Annual Conference in Dallas. The research employs a qualitative approached based on phenomenological interpretations of consumer narratives to provide a better understanding of human-digital technology relationships at the level of lived experiences and examine how Internet addiction and its various forms are shaped.


Harlaxton Happenings

* Harlaxton College and President Pietruszkiewicz Dedicate Benton Jones Garden

On Thursday, October 18, the Benton Jones Garden at Harlaxton College and Manor was officially dedicated by President Christopher M. Pietruszkiewicz of the University of Evansville.

Named in honour of Margaret, Lady Benton Jones, OBE and her late husband Sir Simon Benton Jones, the garden recognizes their exemplary and extensive service on the Harlaxton Advisory Council.

The ceremony was led by Mrs. Henrietta Chubb, Chairman of the Advisory Council, and it included a talk by Andrew Potter, Harlaxton’s Head Gardener, tributes from Evansville trustees Rita Eykamp, John C. Schroeder, Sharon McCarthy, and Mel Peterson (read by Dr. Gerald Seaman, Principal, and Dr. Patricia Vilches, Scholar in Residence) and remarks by Lady Benton Jones.

The lovely garden is an attractive place for contemplation, reflection, and relaxation and is sure to be valued by faculty, staff, students and visitors for many years to come.

Margaret, Lady Benton Jones stand by the Benton Jones monument with flowers.

Submitted by Housam Antoury 



* Aces complete fall season with Braun Intercollegiate

 Madison Chaney was the leader of the pack for the University of Evansville women’s golf team as they completed the fall season with the Charles Braun Intercollegiate at Oak Meadow Country Club.

Chaney led the way for the Purple Aces, tying for 9th place. She carded an 80 in Monday’s opening round before lowering her tally by one to notch a 79 in the last round. Chaney finished with a 159. 

Sydney Anderson was next up for UE.  Her final round score of 84 gave her a 166 for the event. She tied for 34th place.  Two shots behind her was Lexie Sollman. After recording an 87 to start the tournament, she improved by six strokes on Tuesday, notching an 81 to finish with a 2-round score of 168 to tie for 40th.

Alyssa McMinn also saw a nice improvement from her first round score. She finished Monday’s round with a 93 before lowering that to an 84 on Tuesday to finish with a 177. Sophia Rohleder withdrew from the event on Tuesday after posting an 82 in round one.

IUPUI took the top team and individual honors. The Jaguars posted the lowest team round of the tournament – a 311 – on Tuesday as they defeated Southern Illinois by five strokes. IUPUI’s winning score came in at a 630. Marion DeBove was the medalist for the Jaguars. After a 2-under 70 on Monday, she recorded a 76 to complete play with a 146. She defeated the competition by six shots.

Evansville came home in a tie for 8th place with a team tally of 659 They tied UIC.

Today concludes the fall season for the Purple Aces. They return to action on February 25 in Montgomery, Alabama.

* UE and Evansville Regional Airport team up for EVV Take-Off Weekend

The University of Evansville Athletics Department and Evansville Regional Airport held a press conference earlier today to announce a new and exciting partnership.

Evansville Regional Airport will sponsor the first two games of the 2018-19 men’s basketball season, which will be known as “EVV Take-Off Weekend.” In conjunction with Allegiant, a half-time contest-promotion will be held at UE’s games on November 15 and 18 that will include a free four-person flight package given out during each game. 

To enter, fans will purchase paper airplanes that day at the Ford Center to throw on the basketball court, and one lucky fan at each game will win the flight package for four from Allegiant. All proceeds from the sale of the paper airplanes will benefit two local non-profit organizations – EVV Pilots Club and United Way of Southwestern Indiana.

“We are beyond excited to officially announce our partnership with UE Men’s Basketball which allows us to engage with students and fans in a big way,” said Leslie Fella, EVV marketing and air service director. “Since their inception, the Aces have continued to provide fun, family-friendly game day experiences, and in partnering with UE Athletics, we look forward to building on their rich tradition and elevating the fan experience.”

Fella said the partnership allows EVV to align themselves with equally committed partners like the University of Evansville and UE Athletics who share their mission of delivering unrivaled, one-of-a-kind experiences.

The EVV Take-Off Weekend is just the start for the airport’s involvement. They are sponsoring the game ball delivery for each game in 2018-19, and EVV is involved in another interactive promotion called “Fly the EVV Cam, which provides one fan each game the opportunity to use a wireless cam to find Ace Purple in the Ford Center crowd.

“I am very excited about the partnership between Evansville Athletics and Evansville Regional Airport,” Purple Aces sports properties general manager Brandon McClish said. “The airport is such a vital part of the University of Evansville and our community as a whole. They are so important in the university being able to recruit students and student-athletes on a national and international basis.”


In The News

* President Pietruszkiewicz interviewed by Inside Indiana Business

UE President Christopher M. Pietruszkiewicz was recently interviewed by Gerry Dick for Inside Indiana Business. The president discussed his vision for UE’s future, the impact of UE being designated an Ashoka U Changemaker Campus, and making a connection with the business community.

You can watch the entire interview here on the Inside Indiana Business website.


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