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Monday, November 26, 2018

* UE's Christmas on Campus set for Friday, November 30

The University of Evansville will celebrate the holidays with Christmas on Campus on Friday, November 30. The celebration will include photos with Purple Santa, reindeer games, carriage rides, trackless train rides, cookies and hot chocolate, Candlelight Advent Vespers, and the ceremonial lighting of the University’s Christmas tree.

Candlelight Advent Vespers is free and open to the public. The public is welcome to any and all of the other events for only $5 per family. Visit UE's Christmas on Campus webpage at to fill out the online registration form and save time during the event.

The complete schedule for Christmas on Campus is as follows:

5:00 p.m.

Lobby, Olmsted Administration Hall

5:00 - 6:45 p.m.
Photos with Purple Santa

Ridgway University Center

Christmas Crafts
Ridgway University Center

5:00 - 10:00 p.m.
Reindeer Games and Trackless Train Rides

East Terrace Lawn

Christmas Shopping at UE Bookstore
Stop in for giveaways and 20 percent off the original price of all clothing and gift items to all shoppers during the night!

7:00 p.m.
Candlelight Advent Vespers

Neu Chapel

8:00 - 10:00 p.m.
Carriage Rides

Sesquicentennial Oval

Cookies and Hot Chocolate
Lobby, Olmsted Administration Hall

Roasted Nuts and Kettle Corn
East Terrace Lawn

8:05 p.m.
Lighting of the Christmas Tree and Caroling

Outside Graves Hall


What's Happening Today

* Hacienda Giveback for PT Club all day on Monday, Nov. 26!

Get out and support UE's PT Club by going to the Hacienda on Green River Road on November 26! You must present a hard copy of this flyer so that your contribution can go towards the fundraiser.

Submitted by McKenzie Hayes


Upcoming Events

* 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 this Wednesday, November 28.

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

Submitted by Diana Rodríguez Quevedo

* 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 this Wednesday, November 28 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

* Tristan De Leon presents I-House Philippines

I-House Philippines Wednesday, November 28. 2nd Floor Ridgway at 7 p.m.

Tristan De Leon is a junior accounting major from the Philippines. He is a resident assistant at Hale Hall and he likes to play piano as a hobby. His favorite part of UE is meeting new people. He will be sharing more about himself and his culture at I-House Philippines on Wednesday, November 28 on the second Floor of Ridgway University Center at 7:00 p.m. He will be bringing food and doing a brief stand-up comedy show.

Submitted by Megan Sicard 

* Obaze to speak at November Andiron Lecture

Yolanda Obaze, University of Evansville assistant professor of supply chain management, will be the speaker for the Andiron Lecture on November 28. The lecture will begin at 4:00 p.m. in Eykamp Hall, Room 252, Ridgway University Center. There will be a social gathering with beverages at 3:45 p.m. This event is free and open to the public.

Obaze will be discussing "Co-creation of Value Using Logistics and Supply Chain Relationships." A maturing stream of logistics and supply chain literature has focused on supply chain relationships to understand how these relationships can impede or create a sustainable competitive advantage. Concurrently, researchers seek to understand how traditional supply chain management practices can be adopted into complex networks of various organizations that have a plethora of motives, missions and values. Obaze’s current research looks into complex supply chain relationship management and practices – in particular, how supply chain relationships that enable economic and social networks can be complex and yet achieve sustainable goals. 

Obaze earned her BA from Ahmadu Bello University Zaria, Kaduna Nigeria, and her MBA (strategic management and marketing) and PhD degrees from the University of North Texas, Denton, Texas. Her research interests include service systems, complexities and marketing theories, operations and supply chain management, logistics systems, and humanitarian logistics and supply chain management. She is an active member of the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences, Production and Operations Management, South West Decision Sciences Institute, Decision Sciences Institute, and Association of Collegiate Marketing Educators.

For further information, call the series coordinator Annette Parks at 812-488-1070 or the William L. Ridgway College of Arts and Sciences at 812-488-2589.

* This Week in Music: Basically Basie and Vespers

Basically Basie concert
Tuesday, November 27, 7:30 p.m., Wheeler Concert Hall

The UE Jazz Ensemble I, under the direction of Timothy Zifer, will present the concert, Basically Basie, on Tuesday, November 27 at 7:30 p.m. in Wheeler Concert Hall. The concert is free and open to the public and will feature the music of the Count Basie Orchestra. Immediately following the concert, there will be a donor reception ($25, RSVP by November 19), with proceeds supporting the UE Department of Music.

For complete program information, visit the music department concert calendar. You may also contact the Department of Music office at 812-488-2754 or visit for more information.

All proceeds benefit the UE Department of Music. Come out to hear this nostalgic music and support the talented UE musicians.

Advent Candlelight Vespers
Friday, November 30, 7:00 p.m., Neu Chapel

Join the University of Evansville community for a time of beautiful music and readings at our annual Advent Candlelight Vespers service. This meaningful service will fill your heart with warmth and joy as we prepare for the upcoming holiday season. All are welcome!

Submitted by James Sullivan

* Pancakes are coming!

Take a break from studying for finals to join some of your favorite Aces at this fall's Pancake Study Break! This event is free of charge for UE students. A UE ID is required. Pancakes and more will be available on Thursday, December 6 from 9:00-11:00 p.m. in the Cafe Court. Door prizes will be given out throughout the event. 

Submitted by Emily Wilderman

* BSU presents: "From Now You See Me to Now What?"

The Black Student Union (BSU) will be continuing our discussion on inclusion on campus started by last year's "Now You See Me." We interviewed around 100 students and asked them when they felt included on campus in order to provide ways to help campus be inclusive from the student perspective. Please come out to the atrium in the Schroeder School of Business Building on Tuesday, November 27 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. to help BSU foster a more inclusive campus for all students through an interactive discussion.

Submitted by DaLisa McCallum

* Azzip Giveback for Purple Reign!

Azzip Pizza is holding a giveback night for Purple Reign on Tuesday, December 4 at the N. Green River Road location. Please stop by and use this flyer when ordering and support Purple Reign!

Submitted by Graham Matthews

* Debbie Kassenbrock Retirement Party

Please join us in celebrating Debbie Kassenbrock's 25 years of service to UE and our students! The event is planned for November 30 from 3:00-5:00 p.m. in the Melvin Peterson Gallery.

For questions, contact Stacey Shanks at ext. 2606.

Submitted by Stacey Shanks

* Holiday Arts and Craft Sale!

The University of Evansville Department of Art and the University of Evansville Friends of Art are pleased to announce their Holiday Art and Craft Sale. The sale will be held in the Melvin Peterson Gallery on Thursday, November 29 from 9:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m. This a perfect opportunity to find unusual holiday gifts made by local artists, crafts people and our very own UE Family! Friends of Art volunteers and gallery staff will be on site to handle the sales.

Department of Art Holiday Art and Craft Sale

Submitted by Brooksie Smith

* Basically Basie Concert

The UE Jazz Ensemble I will present the concert, Basically Basie, on Tuesday, November 27 at 7:30 p.m. in Wheeler Concert Hall. The concert is free and open to the public and will feature music solely from the Basie library.

Tickets are available for both preferred seating and a post-concert reception. The fee to attend the reception is $25.

You may contact the Department of Music office at 812-488-2754 or at for more information.

All proceeds benefit the UE Department of Music. Come out to hear this nostalgic music and support the talented UE musicians.

Submitted by Timothy Zifer 

* Sign up today for the Santa Run

Santa Claus RunningUE students, staff, administrators and faculty are invited to participate in the Rotary Club of Evansville's 5th Annual 2018 Rotary Santa Run. The event will take place at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, December 1 at the Buffalo Trace Council Center.

The Rotary Santa Run is a perfect way to run into the holiday season. The holidays will be here before you know it! The proceeds from this year’s event benefit the United Methodist Youth Home, to assist with the build of a new home for the at-risk girl’s residential program, which will allow them to open and operate the semi-independent living program in the current residential group home. 

Santa suits for the first 800 registrants are included.

In addition, a “spirited costume contest” will be held for children ages 1-9, teenagers from 10 to 18 and adults from 19 +.  Teams and families are encouraged to participate in this festive contest.  Prizes will be awarded.

5K Timed Run and 1-mile Family Fun Walk

Cost $ 25

Special discount rate of $5 with code: 5offcollege2018

Register online at:

Good from November 19–26.

Submitted by Cathy Renner 

* Tuesday Night Recharge Mass

Join the Newman Club this Tuesday, November 27, at 8:00 p.m. in Neu Chapel to celebrate a Catholic Mass! Fr. Lowell Will will be the celebrant. All are welcome! 

Submitted by Michaela Kunkler


Info You Should Know

* Flu vaccines

Prevent getting the flu this year by stopping by the Student Health Clinic to receive your flu vaccination! Flu vaccines are available at the Student Health Center for $20. Cash or card is accepted. No appointment needed!

Submitted by Tara Ulrich

* 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)
* Last call for official transcripts!

Any current student needing their official transcript must submit an order no later than 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 6. Orders placed after 5:00 p.m. will not be processed until after grades are “official.”

Orders must be placed through

If you have questions, please contact the registrar’s office for assistance.

Submitted by Teresa Haller

* Winter housing

Residence hall students - do you need a place to stay this winter? The residence life office has limited winter housing available. Only students participating in official University functions or with approved reasons will be considered for winter housing.

Winter housing is located on the fourth floor of Morton Residence Hall. Students will not have access to their permanent rooms during winter break. Approvals are subject to room availability. Students are charged a flat fee of $400 for winter housing.

Students seeking winter housing must submit a Winter Housing Request Form by noon on Reading and Study Day, available through this link -

Students who live in Village housing can stay in their apartment or house at no additional cost but we do ask that you let us know when you will be on campus by filling out this form -

Submitted by Brian Conner

* ES 103 (gen ed science) courses now open for spring semester registration

Two ES 103 courses (Fundamentals of Environmental Science) are now open for this coming spring semester 2019. This is a gen ed course for non-science majors. The course introduces problems related to societal, economic, and political environmental impacts. Courses will be offered MWF at 1:00 p.m. or TuTh at 1:15 p.m. Further questions can be directed to Professor Noah Gordon at

Submitted by Noah Gordon

* Looking Out for A Friend

Phi Mu will be hosting a speaker from Albion Fellows Bacon Center to discuss signs of sexual and domestic assault in friends on November 28 at 6:30 p.m. in Eykamp Hall. Room 264, Ridgway University Center. Attendees will also learn about how to support those affected and report these crimes.

Phi Mu will be hosting a donation table on November 26, 27, and 28 from 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. and will be collecting these items:

Walmart/Target Gift Cards
Hair brushes
Baby wash and wipes
Canned fruit
Coffee cups

Albion Fellows Bacon Center said it would be fine if these items came from someplace like the dollar store - they don’t need to be expensive!

Phi Mu would love to see a bunch of people at this event to support a wonderful organization.

Submitted by Jessica Morris

* 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 



* Professor Kretz publishes book chapter in volume on hope

Professor Lisa Kretz published "Hope, the Environment, and Moral Imagination" in Theories of Hope: Exploring Alternative Affective Dimension of Human Experience, edited by Rochelle M. Green.



* Aces never give up in 82-72 loss at Ball State

A 14-0 stretch in the first half in the first half was the difference as Ball State defeated the University of Evansville men’s basketball team by a final of 82-72 on Saturday inside Worthen Arena.

Shea Feehan led the Aces (2-3) with 19 points.  He drained four 3-pointers in the game. Marty Hill and John Hall recorded 10 points apiece. Hall also led the team with 7 boards. Dainius Chatkevicius had 9 points and 6 rebounds. Leading the way for Ball State (3-3) was K.J. Walton, who scored 20.  Nineteen of those came in the first half.

“We did some good things today, but I am disappointed we lost the game. We are just not tough enough to start these games,” Aces head coach Walter McCarty said. “Our guys have to be more locked in to start these games. We have to do a better job of rebounding the basketball as a unit.  We are working at it.”

Marty Hill got the Aces going on their first possession of the game, nailing a three. Ball State came back with a bucket before the Aces added two more scores to take a 7-2 lead. The Cardinals rallied to take their first lead at 10-9, but Shamar Givance was able to help Evansville retake the lead at 16-13 near the midway point of the half.

That is when BSU changed the game with a 14-0 run over the next five minutes to go up 27-16. K.J. Walton, who led everyone with 19 points in the first 20 minutes, had eight in the run. The BSU lead would reach 13 before the Aces got within seven (33-26) on a Shea Feehan triple. At the half, the Cardinals held a 37-26 edge.

Dainius Chatkevicius converted on the pick and roll in the opening possession of the second half to cut the deficit back into single digits. Ball State rebounded and added to the lead when a Zach Gunn trey gave them a 58-39 lead halfway through the final half before the Aces cut the deficit back to 12 at 61-49 on a runout by Marty Hill.

With just over six minutes remaining, BSU took its largest lead at 76-54 on a Kyle Mallers 3-pointer, but the Aces refused to give up. A 14-3 run cut the BSU lead in half at 79-68 with just under three minutes left. Evansville had a chance to get even closer, but a missed free throw and a turnover sealed the win for the Cardinals by the 82-72 final.

UE returns to the Ford Center on Wednesday evening to face Wyoming in the MVC/Mountain West Challenge. Game time is set for 6:00 p.m.


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