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Tuesday, October 30, 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.


What's Happening Today

* Professor Robert Morse to speak at today's SIAM talk

UE professor of computer science Robert Morse will be the speaker for today's SIAM talk. the event is from noon-1:00 p.m. in Room 101 in the Koch Center for Engineering and Science.

The abstract of his talk is as follows:

“The Groups, Algorithms, and Programming (GAP) open source project is a computational system for discrete mathematics with an emphasis on group theory. For the last thirty years I have been involved with this system both as a user and as a developer.

In this talk we will consider two general problems that occur when using such computational systems: turning conjectures found computationally into general proofs and translating computational representations into mathematical representations.

I will illustrate these problems from my research in group theory supported by computations using GAP. These examples include results on groups of prime power order and the free nilpotent groups of finite rank.”

It's sure to be an interesting discussion and there will be free pizza! So come on out for a great speaker and food!

Submitted by Stephanie Scholz

* Habitat for Humanity: Mexico interest meeting today

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 today - Tuesday, October 30 - at 12:30 in Room 250 in the Schroeder School of Business Building

Submitted by Greta Becker

* Tuesday Night Mass Under the Moon

Join the Newman Club this Tuesday, October 30, at 8:00 p.m. at Memorial Plaza to celebrate a Catholic Mass under the moon! Fr. Chris Forler will be the celebrant. All are welcome!

Submitted by Michaela Kunkler 


Upcoming Events

* Neu Chapel Forum discusses "Should People of Faith Engage in Violence?"

For people of faith, engaging in physical violence and warfare has been a topic of contention and debate. This week's Neu Chapel Forum will consider if people of faith should engage in violence. Is there moral justification for it? Why or why not? All perspectives are welcome for a time of great conversation! The Neu Chapel Forum meets tonight at 8:00 p.m. in the Class of ‘59 Gallery in Ridgway University Center.

Submitted by Keith Turner

* Second Annual Thrills and Chills in Neu: Halloween Night

All are welcome to join the second annual Thrills and Chills in Neu Chapel on Halloween Night at 9:00 p.m. Bring your pillows and blankets. Come dressed in costume or in pajamas to a haunted chapel and listen to spooky Halloween organ music! Free candy will be provided!

Submitted by Keith Turner

* SAA Soupapalooza is set for November 13 - save the date!

Soupapalooza 2018 is here! Please join the SAA, (Staff and Administrators Assembly) on November 13 from 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. in Eykamp Hall, Ridgway University Center. Soup, dessert, and a water for $5! Proceeds help fund the SAA Scholarship Fund!

Submitted by Sandy Sitzman

* Express Yourself

The Lilly Scholars Network Chapter is hosting Express Yourself today - Thursday, November 8 - from 6:45-8:30 p.m. in Eykamp Hall, Room 251, Ridgway University Center. Express Yourself is open to any student at UE to learn more about professional communication and presence in a variety of fields. Local employers will be present to participate in a panel. Unlike previous panel events that may only apply to a specific major, our event is open to all students on UE's campus. We feel that it is necessary for students to have professional communication skills and know how to effectively market themselves to potential employers. Following the panel, the employers will stay for a 30-minute networking session to talk to students one-on-one.

Submitted by Megan Hawkins

* UELA Magnifying Mental Health is November 7

UELA alumni are hosting a Magnifying Mental Health event. This event provides students with the opportunity to discuss their mental health through stories, poetry, and music. UELA wants to create a safe, welcoming environment where students can share their experiences. We ask that students that attend or are participating to be respectful of their peers. Food will be provided at this event. It is November 7 in Eykamp Hall, Room 251, Ridgway University Center from 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Submitted by Megan Hawkins

* UEMTA presents Spotlight!

UEMTA is presenting Spotlight Friday November 2 at 7:30 in Wheeler Concert Hall. Spotlight is a talent competition that raises money for the Isaac Miller Music Matters Foundation. Tickets are $5 at the door or at a table. UEMTA is having ticket sales in Ridgway University Center Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday from 11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Come out Friday to see fellow students and faculty members show their amazing talents!

For more information, contact Megan Gemmel at or Jessica Smith at

Submitted by Megan Gemmel

* LSCM Club meeting

Join us for our Logistics and Supply Chain Club meeting at 8:00 p.m. today - November 1 - in Room 209 in the library.

Submitted by Quincy Stone

* Pray the Rosary this Thursday!

Austin Hopf and Sister Catherine will be leading a Rosary Prayer Group this Thursday at 12:15 p.m. in Room 264 in the Center for Academic Success in Clifford Memorial Library. All are welcome to join!

Submitted by Sam Wallisch

* Call out for I-House: Song & Poetry

I-House and the Department of Foreign Languages and Cultures will be hosting a special session of I-House to celebrate International Education Week. This event will be held on Wednesday, November 14 with a sing-along and poetry reading in languages from around the world. This event is open to students, faculty, and staff campus-wide. If you want to share/lead a song or a poem in your native tongue or learn one in another language, or if you want join in with an instrument, please contact assistant professor of French Séverine Bates at and associate professor of Spanish Diana Rodríguez Quevedo at

Submitted by Diana Rodríguez Quevedo

* UE Religious Life and I-House present special Halloween event

UE religious life and I-House have collaborated to host a special event on Halloween day, October 31, 7:00 p.m. on the second floor of Ridgway University Center! The event will focus on how beliefs and practices surrounding death and the afterlife differ with cultural and religious background. Come find out what students from Pakistan (Islam), China (Buddhism), USA (Judaism and Christianity), and Zimbabwe have to share about this topic! You will also have the opportunity to ask the students any questions and share your thoughts with the audience. Refreshments will be provided.

Submitted by Megan Sicard

* This Week in Music: University Choir Concert

Tonight - Tuesday, October 30 - the UE University Choir will present its fall concert at 7:30 p.m. in Neu Chapel on the UE campus. The concert is free and open to the public.

The program opener will be the UE Kantorei, a select group of UE singers, joining with the Evansville Bach Singers, a select group of singers from the Evansville community. They will be performing selections from one of J.S. Bach's most elaborate and famous works for choir, the motet Jesu meine Freude.

Following this opening performance, the featured choir, the UE University Choir will take the stage.

University Choir's performance will feature a wide variety of inspiring choral works by composers of great classics from the past as well as by composers of today. Among the more recent works featured will be a moving setting of the traditional Irish text, You Do Not Walk Alone, by rising choral composer star and Indiana resident Dominick DiOrio, the F. Melius Christiansen arrangement of the hymn Beautiful Savior (a perennial favorite made famous by the St. Olaf Choir), as well as an energetic arrangement of the Gospel tune I'll Fly Away arranged by Shawn Kirchner.

Submitted by James Sullivan 

* Racism and Sexism Unpacked

Today - Monday, November 5 - in Eykamp Hall, Room 251, Ridgway University Center at 7:00 p.m., faculty panelists will lead an interactive campus forum designed to promote campus-wide dialogue about issues of racism and sexism, providing the audience with tools for dealing with both. This event is free and open to all. Bring your questions, concerns, and ideas. Refreshments will be provided. The faculty panelists include professors Dan Byrne, Mari Plikuhn, Rob Shelby, Valerie Stein, and Margaret Stevenson, and chief diversity officer LaNeeca Williams.

This event is co-sponsored by Race and Ethnicity Studies, the Office of Diversity Initiatives, and Gender and Women’s Studies.

Submitted by Margaret Stevenson 

* Medical Spanish Group

The Medical Spanish Group meets twice a month to practice communication skills in Spanish. These sessions are open to anyone wanting to practice Spanish for medical settings. The next practice session is today - Wednesday, October 31 - from 5:30-7:00 p.m. in Room 315 in Graves Hall. Please contact associate professor of Spanish Diana Rodríguez Quevedo at if you have any questions. ¡Nos vemos el miércoles!

Submitted by Diana Rodríguez Quevedo

* Lunch Charlas

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 31.

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

Submitted by Diana Rodríguez Quevedo

* 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 

* Sign-up soon for Indiana Means Business! Career Fair

Students who are majoring in business and business related areas are invited to sign-up for the Indiana Means Business! Career Fair set for Thursday, November 15 from 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. (Eastern Time) at the Indianapolis Downtown Marriott. This event is specifically for business students/alumni in Indiana! If you are seeking a career in business or a business-related industry, this event will provide you with access to recruiters from top companies from Indiana and beyond. Attendees can meet a variety of employers. Internship and co-op positions will also be available, so students in all class years are encouraged to attend this event. Don't miss your chance to find a great internship or professional position!

Fair registration is required through Handshake. Click Jobs Tab -> Enter #1890642 in the search bar (this is the posting number). Students must register by Thursday, November 8.

The University of Evansville will provide transportation. There is a required $10 deposit that will be refundable upon attendance. Reserve your seat now.

View registered employers at under “Upcoming Events.”

Submitted by Alison Morris-McDonald

* 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.

* 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 

* Newman Dinner and Discussion: Halloween Party

Join us at the Newman House today - Wednesday, October 31 - at 5:00 p.m. for a Halloween party! Feel free to wear a costume! There will be plenty of food and fun for all

Submitted by Michaela Kunkler

* 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


Info You Should Know

* Free HIV testing at SHC

Matthew 25 will be hosting HIV testing at the Student Health Center FREE of charge on Tuesday, November 13 from 9:00-11:00 a.m. No appointment necessary!

Submitted by Tara Ulrich

* Sing in 500-person choir at UE men's basketball game

In celebration of Habitat for Humanity Evansville's 500th home, there will be a 500-person choir performing at the Ace's men's basketball game on December 9. We would love to have all voices from UE join in with members of the Evansville community to sign in celebration and fill the Ford Center with music!

If you would like to sing, please go to and register to be a part of the event. If you have a group or choir that would like to join, please call/ text Emily Baxter at 812-760-0564.

Submitted by Holly Carter 

* ChangeLab Team Diversity on Campus administering campus climate survey for students on diversity

The Diversity on Campus ChangeLab Team is administering a campus climate survey to measure the student diverse learning environment at UE. All current students are encouraged to participate in an anonymous survey which takes less than 10 minutes to complete. The anonymous survey will be used to help engage the campus on what students need in order to feel more inclusive at UE as well as issues on equity and discrimination.

Students who participate will also be entered into a raffle for UE gear from the bookstore and a gift certificate from Outback Steakhouse. The ChangeLab team will be in Ridgway University Center on Tuesday, October 30 from noon-1:30 p.m. and from 4:00-5:30 p.m. Please stop by and participate in this important anonymous survey.

Submitted by LaNeeca Williams

* 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

* Body Image

Body Image, an event hosted by the Change Lab/ GAP Course Mental Health Awareness Team, is planned for Thursday November 1 from 5:00-6;00 p.m. in Room 162 in the Schroeder School of Business Building. The speaker will be Annette Parks, chair of the history department.

The goal of the event is to create awareness about mental health through education about body image on the UE campus.

Submitted by Aisha Tijjani

* Public health students attend state conference on opioid addiction

Graduate and undergraduate students in the public health program attended the 2018 Indiana Public Health Conference "Saving Lives and Communities: Reducing Harm, Stigma, Overdoses, and Death" on October 11. This date was also proclaimed as "Harm Reduction Day" by the governor of Indiana, Eric Holcomb. The agenda conference included keynote speakers involved in homeless and housing programs for those dealing with opioid addiction as well as harm reduction programs for this population. Students and faculty who attended the conference included Sarah Harness, Dane Turner, Steven Blyth-Clarke, assistant professor of public health Su Jin Jeong, Kanza Shamim, and Anila Abraham.

Group photo of Harness, Turner, Blyth-Clarke, Jeong, Shamim, and Abraham at conference.

(Pictured from left to right): Sarah Harness, Dane Turner, Steven Blyth-Clarke, Dr. Su Jin Jeong, Kanza Shamim, and Anila Abraham.

* School of Education welcomes the Indiana Teacher of the Year

The School of Education welcomed the Indiana Teacher of the Year, Jerome “Flew” Flewelling, to the University of Evansville on October 17 and 18.

Flewelling teaches AP physics, mechanics and chemistry at Crown Point High School and has been teaching for more than 20 years. He also serves as their science department chair and as assistant theatre director.  

While at UE, his presentations to both student and faculty as well as high school students interested in education or STEM fields included: Courage, Creativity, and Innovation: Crafting the Profession, Finding Your True North, and Stepping into Your Courage.

His messages inspired participants to engage P-12 students in meaningful ways in the classroom and to positively impact the lives of the children in our classrooms.

Submitted by Sharon Gieselmann

* 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



* Carter appointed dean of NAFSA CEP

Holly Carter, director of education abroad and director of Harlaxton College Programs, has been appointed as dean of the CEP workshop risk assessment and crisis management by NAFSA (Association of International Educators). This workshop is described by NAFSA as exploring ways to assess risk, reduce risk potential, and respond to crises more effectively. Carter will be dean until 2021 and will work to trainers from around the nation to deliver the curriculum for international education professionals.

* Muhammed Hassan Dajana gives presentation on Pakistan

UE international exchange student Muhammed Hassan Dajana gave a presentation on October 26t at Reitz Memorial High School. He was invited to speak at the high school by the school's International Club.

Muhammed Hassan Dajana with Reitz Memorial High School's International Club.

* Murphy presents research at NEUDC conference at Cornell University

David Murphy, assistant professor of economics, presented his research entitled "Chatting at Church: Information Diffusion through Religious Networks" at the highly selective annual North East Universities Development Consortium conference, this year held at Cornell University on October 27-28. The research shows a causal relationship between mutual religious association and the formation of social ties, which increases the probability of sharing information with and trusting a peer. Data for this research were collected in villages of Kenya in 2016 as part of Murphy's dissertation research.

* Hampton wins 3rd place in flute competition

Leanne Hampton, UE instructor of flute, was awarded third prize in the Colorado Flute Association’s 2018 Young Artist Competition. Her program included works by C.P.E. Bach, Sigfrid Karg-Elert, Paul Taffanel, and Valerie Coleman.


Harlaxton Happenings

* David Green publishes article

David Green, senior lecturer in British studies and history at Harlaxton College, has published an article on the memorial brass of Sir Nicholas Dagworth (d. 1402). The essay is part of a collection on military commemoration designed to coincide with the anniversary of the end of the First World War. It can be found in 'Monumental Brass Society Transactions', 19 (2018), pp. 416-24.



* Men's Basketball faculty/staff tickets now available

UE faculty and staff tickets for the November 3 men's basketball game against New Mexico Highlands at 1:00 p.m. at the Ford Center are available for pickup from the Carson Center ticket office NOW! The ticket office is open Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Tickets are also available day of game at the Ford Center interior ticket office window.

Be sure to join us for FanFest from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., across Main Street from the Ford Center, for live music, food vendors, a beer garden, and a special message from Coach Walter McCarty!

Due to the high demand of tickets, faculty/staff seat locations are at the sole discretion of the UE ticket office. Two tickets per valid UE ID. Season tickets are still on sale - ask us about the faculty/staff discount!

Submitted by Scott Peace


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