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Friday, November 30, 2018

* Road Closures Today

The City Water Department will be performing a repair at the intersection of Rotherwood and Walnut today.

This will result in a road closure of west bound Walnut from Frederick Street to Rotherwood and north and south bound Rotherwood from Walnut to Olive.

The drive to lot G will remain open as will the Frederick to Walnut intersection.

* Christmas on Campus Schedule Update: November 30

Due to the potential for rain, the schedule has changed slightly for our Christmas on Campus celebration scheduled for Friday, November 30. No events have been cancelled, but some locations and times have been changed. Please see below for a revised schedule and join the Facebook event for additional updates. 

5:00 p.m.

Ridgway University Center and Lobby of Olmsted Administration Hall

5:00 to 6:30 p.m.

Photos with Purple Santa
Ridgway University Center, first floor

6:45 p.m.

Lighting of the Christmas Tree and Caroling
Outside Graves Hall
Little Drummer Boy processional to Candlelight Advent Vespers immediately following

7:00 p.m.
Candlelight Advent Vespers
Neu Chapel

5:00 to 7:00 p.m.

Carriage Rides*
Sesquicentennial Oval
As long as weather permits

Christmas Crafts
Ridgway University Center, first floor

5:00 to 10:00 p.m.

Reindeer Games
Ridgway University Center, second floor

Trackless Train
East Terrace Lawn
As long as weather permits

Kettle Corn and Candied Nuts
Ridgway University Center, first floor

Cookies and Hot Chocolate
Ridgway University Center and
Lobby of Olmsted Administration Hall

Photo Ornaments
Ridgway University Center, first floor
While supplies last

Christmas shopping at UE BOOKSTORE
Stop in for giveaways and 20% OFF the original price of all clothing and gift items to all shoppers during the night!

8:15 to 9:00 p.m.
Photos with Santa
Ridgway University Center, first floor

* Davidson Scholar Day this Saturday!

The Office of Admission is excited to welcome approximately 280 families to campus this Saturday for Davidson Scholar Day and PA Direct Entry Day. There will be over 700 people on campus for this event. Please note, all visitors will be dining in Café Court between 11:45 a.m.-2:00 p.m. We would like to thank everyone in advance for their help in making this event a success. Please say hi to the families on campus!


What's Happening Today

* UE Bookstore Christmas on Campus Sale

Stop by the UE Bookstore during the Christmas on Campus festivities on Friday, November 30 and receive 20% OFF all your clothing and gift purchases. Sale starts at noon and runs until 8:00 p.m. This is open to the public as well as faculty, staff and UE students. Items already marked down are exempt from additional discount. Bring a friend and save!

Submitted by Doug Gustwiller 

* 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


Upcoming Events

* UE Plans Annual Holiday Pops Concert for December 4

The Department of Music at the University of Evansville will present its annual Holiday Pops concert on Tuesday, December 4, at 7:30 p.m. at the Victory Theatre in Evansville, Indiana. The event, which will feature performances by UE students, faculty, soloists, and ensembles, is free and open to the public.

This year’s concert includes performances by the University Orchestra, Choirs, Wind Ensemble, and University Band, as well as some special guests and surprises. Holiday favorites will be performed, including Winter Wonderland, Tomorrow Shall Be My Dancing Day, The Night Before Christmas, and Sleigh Ride, and the audience will be invited to join in on the traditional sing-a-long.

For more information, contact the UE Department of Music at 812-488-2754

* Ice skating with International Club!

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Start the winter season the right way - go ice skating with International Club on December 1, 8:00-10:00 p.m. at Swonder Ice Arena!

Sign-ups in Ridgway University Center on November 28-30, 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. and 5:00-7:00 p.m. A $5 deposit will be required!

Submitted by Emile Moura

* Celebrating the Investiture of Chuck Meacham

Please join us in celebrating the investiture of Professor of Theatre Chuck Meacham as the recipient of the John David Lutz Distinguished Professorship, 11 a.m., Saturday, December 1, in Shanklin Theatre. A reception in the Melvin Peterson Gallery will follow the ceremony. If you are interested in attending this event, please RSVP to

Submitted by Sharla Cowden

* 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 

* 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

* Catholic Mass on campus

There will be a Catholic Mass this Sunday, December 2, at 1:00 p.m. in Neu Chapel. Father Christian Raab will be the celebrant. All are welcome!

Submitted by Sam Wallisch


Info You Should Know

* Anti-bias and race and religion presentation display

Presentations by the students in CHNG 310-8Y2 Anti-Bias Training and REL 275 Race & Religion will be on display for the campus community Monday, December 3, from 11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. in Eykamp Hall, Room 253, Ridgway University Center. Posters by students in anti-bias training will present historical protests, marches, and movements that impacted the lives people; race and religion students have designed museum exhibits exploring the intersection of race and religion in America.

Submitted by Valerie Stein

* Intersession books now available

Textbooks for Intersession 2018 classes are available in the UE Bookstore for those students taking classes. Be sure to get your book BEFORE you leave for the holidays. The textbook area is currently blocked off for preparation for Buyback so just ask store staff and they will retrieve the book for you OR you can order them online at the UE Bookstore website at

Submitted by Doug Gustwiller

* Free paper shredding

Free off-site paper shredding by Piranha Mobile Shredding will return to campus once again on Thursday, December 6 (Reading Study Day) from 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. All UE students, faculty, staff, and alumni can take advantage of this free service by bringing paper to the Piranha truck in Koch Center for Engineering and Science parking lot. Paper will be shredded off-site.

So, if mounds of paper are taking over your office, home, or room, this is the time to gather those old files, receipts, cancelled checks, tax forms, etc. No need to take out the staples or paper clips. Avoid identity theft by having confidential information permanently destroyed.

Please - no telephone books, magazines, or newspapers. Also, please note that there is a 100-pound paper limit per visit (number of visits is not limited).

Submitted by Amber Elkins 

* FREE HIV testing at the Student Health Center

Matthew 25 will be hosting confidential HIV testing at the Student Health Center FREE of charge on Tuesday, December 4 from 9:00-11:00 a.m. No appointment necessary!

Submitted by Tara Ulrich

* 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

* 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



* Sigma Alpha Epsilon raises $5,000 for Chemo Buddies!

During the 2018 Westside Nut Club Fall Festival, the Indiana Epsilon Chapter of Sigma Alpha Epsilon at the University of Evansville raised $2,500 for Chemo Buddies. However, the money was donated to Chemo Buddies through PayPal and Facebook's #GivingTuesday where PayPal and Facebook match donations to organizations dollar for dollar, making the fraternity's donation $5,000.

Sigma Alpha Epsilon members with check.

A Chemo Buddy is a volunteer who works in the chemotherapy treatment room directly with patients. The goal of the Chemo Buddies program is to make the treatment day a more comfortable experience physically, mentally and spiritually.


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