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Tuesday, November 27, 2018

What's Happening Today

* Taco Tuesday at Newman!

Come join the Newman Club for tacos and company at the Newman house! Free homemade tacos start at 6:00 p.m. We'll go to mass on campus at 8:00 afterward- feel free to join in at any part of the night! See UEngage or email Victoria at for more details.

Submitted by Sam Wallisch

* 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

* 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 

* 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


Upcoming Events

* University Worship Services in Neu Chapel: Sunday at 9:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m.

University Worship in Neu Chapel will take place at 9:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m. this Sunday in Neu Chapel. We will sing beautiful Christmas music and complete our current sermon series, "Be Born in Us Today," with a focus on "Love." Together we will consider how Divine love is not mushy or sentimental but revolutionary and calls us to revolutionary mission. Sunday night, we will also have a time of guided meditation and candle lighting. All are welcome! These services will be the final University Worship services of the fall semester.

Submitted by Keith Turner 

* Neu Chapel Forum: "Why Christmas Anyway?"

The final Neu Chapel Forum of the fall semester will discuss the question, "Why Christmas anyway?" We will revisit the biblical Christmas story and the core Christian teaching of "Incarnation" (God becoming human in Jesus). We will discuss why these questions are important and their meaning for our lives today. All are welcome to attend and to participate. The Neu Chapel Forum meets at 7:00 p.m. Thursday in the Class of ‘59 Gallery in Ridgway University Center.

Submitted by Keith Turner 

* Newman Dinner and Discussion: Our Lady for Our Times

Join the Newman Club this Wednesday, November 26 at 5:00 p.m. for our weekly dinner and discussion. This week's topic is “Our Lady of Our Times” hosted by Fr. Christian Raab. He will talk about Our Lady of Guadalupe, patron saint of the Americas. All are welcome!

Submitted by Michaela Kunkler

* 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.

* 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

* 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

* 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


Info You Should Know

* 2019 Evansville's Regional Business Hall of Fame Laureates announced

Junior Achievement of Southwestern Indiana and the Courier & Press announced the 2019 Junior Achievement Evansville Regional Business Hall of Fame Laureates at a press conference Thursday, November 27, at the University of Evansville. The 2019 laureates are Linda L.M. Bennett, William C. Stone, and the late Robert Z. Morris (1914-2001). Laureates will be inducted into the Junior Achievement Evansville Regional Business Hall of Fame at a celebration breakfast at 7:00 a.m. (CT) on March 14, 2019, at the Old National Events Plaza.

The announcement was made by University of Evansville President Christopher M. Pietruszkiewicz, who served as co-chair of this year's Laureate Selection Committee. “These are inspiring people who serve our community with distinction and unparalleled leadership. As our city and business community continue to grow, we can look to these role models as a foundation on which we can build for the future.”

Individuals are nominated for their outstanding civic and business contributions to the southwestern Indiana area and recognized for their business excellence, vision, innovations, inspiring leadership, courageous thinking and actions, and local community service. A crystal eagle symbolizing the spirit of free enterprise is presented to each laureate.

Linda L.M. Bennett: University of Southern Indiana (Retired)
As University of Southern Indiana’s third President, Dr. Linda L. M. Bennett’s fifteen years of leadership ensured a brighter tomorrow for education, culture, economic development, and our young people. During her tenure, the University continued to see monumental growth with the addition of over $100 million in building projects and its first doctoral program. In 2007, USI and Crane established a continuing partnership that established an innovation culture, bringing Crane scientists together with students, faculty, and business people to develop patents, create start-up businesses, and elevate USI and Crane. In 2012, the University, in collaboration with EVSC, implemented nurse-led community health centers located at three EVSC Community Schools. The centers, in association with Deaconess and St. Vincent, provide primary health care services to the neighborhood and community, as well as provide valuable opportunities for USI students to participate in patient service delivery. Her community involvement has been recognized by the Evansville Rotary Club, Leadership Evansville, the Optimists Club, and the Buffalo Trace Boy Scouts Club.

William C. Stone:  CEO SS&C Technologies Holdings, Inc. (Active)
Bill Stone was born and raised in Evansville and is the son of the late Patricia Browning and the late Norbert Stone. Stone started SS&C in 1986 working in the basement of his home in Connecticut and funded by the $20,000 he saved from his days as a KPMG executive. In 2001, Stone refocused and added services such as data centers, then took the company private in 2005.  In 2011, a resurgent SS&C went public again growing to $1.5 billion in revenue, 8,000 employees worldwide, and 73 offices around the world. Currently, SS&C is traded on Nasdaq (SSNC) with 20,000 employees including 200 in Evansville. In 2006, he funded the NJ Stone Baseball Field, named after his father, for Memorial High School, his alma mater. Most recently Stone, along with his wife Mary, donated $15 million in support of the mission and collaboration between UE, USI, & IU along with hospital partners in the construction of the Stone Family Center for Health Sciences, an impetus to economic growth for our city and region.

Robert Z. Morris (1914-2001): Morris Grain, Imperial Plastics, and The River House Hotel
Robert Z. Morris was raised in Browns, IL, and delivered ice for his uncle’s business until he purchased the company at age 16. While working with his father in a small grain, feed, and seed business, he continued to expand. In 1947 he built a small river facility near Dogtown and became the first to ship grain on the Ohio River. He sold Morris Grain, renamed his company Morris Trading Corp and purchased approximately 5,000 acres of land east of Sarasota, FL, as a real estate investment. In Evansville, he was instrumental in starting Imperial Plastics and ultimately selling it to Mr. Jack Berry who changed the name to Berry Plastics. Morris then purchased the old Jackson House Motel on the Evansville riverfront and upgraded the facility to the River House Hotel and the Sunset Dining Room to become one of the finest in downtown Evansville. Morris and wife Alice were always proud to call Evansville home and worked for many years to do all they could to improve the community.

* You're invited to Columbia Sportswear’s Employee Store!

The Columbia Sportswear Company has invited all University of Evansville employees to shop at its exclusive employee store November 30-December 23. The invitation, which is required to shop, is located on MyUE at under Documents and Information Links, Employee Discounts. The store hours and address can be found on the invitation. Happy shopping!

Submitted by Lori LeDuc

* Volunteer for Christmas on Campus!

We could still use help in filling volunteer slots for setting up and overseeing the crafts section of Christmas on Campus this Friday! To sign up or check out openings, email Connor at or use this link:

Submitted by Sam Wallisch

* 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)
* 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.


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