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Wednesday, January 9, 2019

What's Happening Today

* Reception for Cathleen Wright

Please join us in the Office of Financial Aid (Olmsted Hall 116) from 1:00-2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 9, to say farewell and wish the best to Cathleen Wright, director of financial aid. Refreshments will be served and all are welcome.

Submitted by Trisha Hawkes


Upcoming Events

* UE to celebrate life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

The University of Evansville will celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2019 on January 21. This year’s theme is a “Labor of Love.” The schedule of events follows. All events are free and open to the public.

Monday, January 21
11:45 a.m.-1:00 p.m., Student Fitness Center

Symbolic March: Civil Rights March on Washington and Pre-March rally
Speakers include Christopher M. Pietruszkiewicz, UE president; LaNeeca Williams, UE chief diversity officer; Aaron Cochran, Black Student Union outreach liaison; and Keith Turner, UE John Wesley Minister and assistant chaplain. The march then leaves campus and returns by 1:00 p.m.

1:00-2:30 p.m., Student Fitness Center
Labor of Love: UE Gives Back

UE students and community members, including students from Evansville Day School, will stuff care bags for foster children as part of the Value Every Child program from the Lutheran Church of our Redeemer.  

1:30 p.m. and 2:00 p.m., Student Fitness Center
Labor of Love: Panel Discussion hosted by UE’s Black Student Union

Local black professionals discuss why they chose their field, professional advice, and how they manage work-life balance at two 30-minute sessions. The audience will be encouraged to ask questions of the panelists.

6:00-7:00 p.m. Eykamp Hall, Room 251, Ridgway University Center
William G. and Rose M. Mays Martin Luther King Jr. Lectureship and Reception
Keynote speaker is Cynthia E. Nance, dean emeritus and Nathan G. Gordon Professor at the University of Arkansas School of Law.

Nance serves as the law school’s director of pro bono and community engagement. She teaches labor law, employment law, workplace legislation and poverty law. Nance’s articles appear in journals including the Iowa Law Review, Berkeley Journal of Employment and Labor Law, Iowa Law Review, Rutgers Law Review, and Brandeis Law Review.

The generosity of William G. and Rose M. Mays funds the keynote speaker during UE’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration. 

* Open House - Earl M. and Ruby J. Tapley Education Resource and Multimedia Center

You're invited to an open house for the newly renovated Earl M. and Ruby J. Tapley Education Resource and Multimedia Center to be held Tuesday, January 15, from 3:00-4:30 p.m. in Graves Hall 329. Light refreshments will be provided. We hope you'll stop by to see this newly renovated space for students to study, prepare assignments, or rest between classes.

Submitted by Karen Martin


Info You Should Know

* UE Pep Band

Interested in playing in the UE Pep Band for Basketball games? The first rehearsal for 2019 is Monday, January 14 at 4:00 p.m. in Room 110 in the Krannert Hall of Art and Music.

Contact associate professor of music and director of bands Kenneth Steinsultz ( for more information.

Submitted by Kenneth Steinsultz

* Wind Ensemble auditions

Auditions for UE Wind Ensemble for Spring 2019 are:

  • Monday, January 14 from 1:00-3:00 p.m. in Room 103, Krannert Hall of Art and Music
  • Tuesday, January 15, from 3:00-5:30 p.m. in Room 103, Krannert Hall of Art and Music

A sign-up sheet is available on the UE Bands bulletin board across from Room 103 in the Krannert Hall of Art and Music.

Excerpts are available at:

Contact associate professor of music and director of bands Kenneth Steinsultz ( for more information.

Submitted by Kenneth Steinsultz

* Fitness Center Hours this week

The Fitness Center will be open Monday, January 7-Friday, January 11 from 8:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. It will be closed on Saturday and Sunday. Normal hours start on Monday, January 14.

Submitted by Lori Adams 

* Great on-campus job!

The Office of Annual Giving is looking for student callers for the spring Phonathon campaign. This is a paid position with flexible hours, mostly evening. Hourly pay starts at $8.25. Freshman are encouraged to apply! If you are interested, please email Erika Johnson at

Submitted by Erika Johnson 

* TIAA-CREF individual counseling appointments

The TIAA-CREF representative will be on the UE campus for individual counseling sessions on Tuesday, January 15. To schedule an appointment, call TIAA-CREF at 1-800-732-8353.

Please note that the meeting location has been changed to Room 153 (Eades Music Room) in the Schroeder School of Business Building.

Submitted by Lori LeDuc

* Nominations being accepted for February Employee of the Month

The University of Evansville, in pursuit of excellence in service, wishes to recognize monthly a non-faculty employee displaying records of achievement as a leader. Leadership may be demonstrated in any of the following categories:

• Service to the University community
• Service to students
• Job performance and attitude to fellow employees

One award is presented each month. To be eligible, an employee must be a full-time member of the administration or staff. Nominations are due before the 15th of each month. Nominations are now being accepted for the month of February!

To nominate someone, or to find out more information about the Employee Excellence Award, go to

Submitted by Lori LeDuc

* 2019 Indiana Sales Tax Exemption Certificate

The Indiana State Sales Tax Exemption Certificate for 2019 is now available on three AceLink Area websites (Accounting & Audit, Purchasing and Pcard) for your convenience under Forms & Instructions. 

Submitted by Kim Winsett

* UE Orchestras seeking for new members

Holiday Pops on stage

Students, staff, faculty, and administrators are invited to play in the University Symphony Orchestra and String Chamber Ensemble. The University Symphony Orchestra meets on Monday at 5:30 p.m. and Wednesday at 4:00 p.m. The String Chamber Ensemble meets on Thursday at 4:00 p.m. in the Krannert Hall of Art and Music. Join us!

E-mail Chun-Ming Chen, director of orchestral activities at for more information. 

Submitted by Chun-Ming Chen

* UE Bookstore Hours through January 13

The UE Bookstore will be open Monday-Thursday from 8:00 5:00 p.m., Friday from 8:00 4:30 p.m., and CLOSED on Saturday and Sunday through January 13. We will have special hours for Bookrush starting January 14. We will not be open on Saturday until January 19. Please plan your store visit accordingly.

Submitted by Doug Gustwiller 

* UE phone directory updates

A marketing request has been added for all changes/updates to the UE easy-to-use telephone directory of academic departments and administrative offices.

A pdf of this directory is located on AceLink at

Whenever you have additions or changes that you want made to the directory, please complete a marketing request and we will update the directory throughout the year as changes are submitted. The first set of changes will be made on or around January 15.

Submitted by the Office of Content Design

* Student Health Clinic closed for Winter Break

The Student Health Center will be closed for Winter Break starting Saturday, December 15 through Sunday, January 13. The Student Health Center will resume normal business hours on Monday, January 14 at 8:00 a.m. We wish everyone a safe and healthy holiday season. If you have an emergency, call campus security at 812-488-2051 or dial 911. 

Submitted by Tara Ulrich



* UE Schroeder School of Business Ranked as a Best Undergraduate Business School

The University of Evansville’s Schroeder School of Business has been ranked 71 (#3 among small private business schools) in the third annual Best Undergraduate Business Schools 2018 rankings by Poets & Quants for Undergrads, the leading online publication for undergraduate business education news.

“It’s great to have the Schroeder School of Business recognized by Poets & Quants as one of the best business schools,” said Greg Rawski, Schroeder Family Dean. “It is particularly heartening to know that our alumni highly value our faculty for their teaching excellence and mentorship, and receive a signature experience in career outcome support.”

The rankings are based on a representative survey of more than 13,000 recent graduates and school-reported data across 88 schools focusing on admissions standards, academic experience, and employment placement. Recent graduates were also asked about the ability of faculty to connect with students. The Schroeder School did well in this area, receiving an A+ for mentoring students and an A for faculty’s availability outside of the classroom. The Schroeder School was ranked 34 (#3 among small private schools) for quality of teaching.

The Schroeder School was ranked at 42 (#3 among small private universities) in the career outcome category. Poets & Quants stated that the school performed well in this category by “doing something that might seem simple on the surface but is not always that easy. It got its students jobs. Nearly 96% of the graduating Class of 2018 that were seeking jobs were employed full-time within three months of graduation.”

The Schroeder School has recently placed graduates at leading companies like Cisco Systems, Fiat Chrysler, Deloitte, Disney, and a slew of other blue chip firms and companies.

* UE Theatre Alumnus Rami Malek wins Golden Globe

University of Evansville alumnus Rami Malek '03, won his first Golden Globe award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture for his portrayal of Freddie Mercury in the film, Bohemian Rhapsody.

The film was also awarded a Golden Globe for the Best Motion Picture in the drama category during the 2019 ceremony on Sunday, January 6.

This year marks Malek's first Golden Globe win. He has been nominated twice before in 2016 and 2017, both for his role as Elliot in the series, Mr. Robot. In 2016, he won an Emmy Award for the same role. 

Malek studied theatre at the University of Evansville and graduated in 2003. 



* Total team effort gives men's basketball 67-48 win over Loyola

K.J. Riley scored a game-high 15 points to lead the University of Evansville men’s basketball team to an impressive 67-48 victory over defending Missouri Valley Conference champion Loyola on Tuesday evening inside the Ford Center in front of 5,049 fans.

Joining Riley in double figures were Marty Hill and Shea Feehan, who had 13 points apiece. As a team, the Aces (8-8, 2-1 MVC) shot 52.9%, which was their best outing of the season. Included in that tally was a 15-for-27 performance in the second half.

“Our guys were tremendous tonight, it was a collective to come out and guard. They paid attention to every detail,” UE head coach Walter McCarty said. “Everyone was really locked in, it was awesome to watch them play. They played as a group and gave everything up for the team. I am really proud of their effort, we beat a really good basketball team tonight.  Our guys just played really well tonight, we finally saw some shots go in.”

The shooting from outside was also strong as the Aces were 8-of-19, finishing at 42.1%. Hill tallied three while Noah Frederking and Feehan had two apiece. Dainius Chatkevicius, who totaled 8 points and 6 rebounds, knocked down the first triple of his career.

“It feels great, that is a tournament team. We just showed the conference what we can do and that we are a tough team to beat,” Riley said. “In practice, we have been working on building our energy and playing our tempo. We just played today.”

“We have proven that we are a top team in the Valley and can win this conference.”

Defensively, the Aces held their opponent to 40.3% shooting or below as Loyola (9-7, 2-1 MVC) finished at 37.3%. Through three MVC games, Evansville’s defense is giving up just 37.3% of its shots (69/185). Pacing the Ramblers was Marques Townes, who notched 14 points. Franklin Agunanne had 13 while Cameron Krutwig had 10.

“We were really engaged on defense, it started there,” Feehan commented after the game. “We know we can score, but we rebounded and defended tonight. It was an awesome effort. It shows that we can play with anyone. Loyola was picked to win the league and went to the Final Four last year, so it builds a lot of confidence for us.”

Evansville scored the first five points of the game as K.J. Riley opened the night with a layup before Marty Hill knocked down a 3-pointer. Six points by Rambler sophomore Cameron Krutwig gave them their first lead at 6-5 before Hill was true from outside for the second time, putting the Aces back in front at 8-6.

Hill’s triple was the first of what would be a 13-0 UE run. The Aces hit five out of seven shots in the run while Loyola was 0-for-5 with three turnovers in the stretch. UE’s lead remained in double figures over the remainder of the half, reaching as many as 13 before the Aces went the break with a 32-20 advantage. UE shot 50% (12/24) in the first half while holding Loyola to 8-of-24 (33.3%).

UE knocked down its first three shots of the second half to push its lead to 39-20 over the opening two minutes. Following a bucket by Riley, Noah Frederking connected on his second triple. Shea Feehan capped it off with layup as Evansville went 3-for-3 to open the period. Krutwig got LUC back on track and end the UE run.

The Aces continued to keep the pressure on.  Loyola got within 16 points, but Evansville continued to answer on the other end. The lead reached 20 points (47-27) for the first time when Jawaun Newton hit a jumper on a nice feed from Evan Kuhlman. Dainius Chatkevicius converted and old-fashion 3-point play on the next possession to make it a 50-29 Aces lead with eight minutes remaining.

One of the most popular plays of the night came just seconds later. Following a time out, Chatkevicius received the inbound pass and drilled the first triple of his career to push the advantage to 53-31. Freshman Shamar Givance was next to star for the Aces. After a Loyola bucket, Givance ran the floor to convert his first bucket of the game. He forced a turnover on the next defensive possession and found Feehan in transition for a triple that gave Evansville a 58-34 lead.

From there, UE cruised to the 67-48 win.  The lead reached as many as 25 points with 4:04 remaining. Riley tallied seven of the Aces’ 17 assists while Givance posted four. Led by John Hall’s eight rebounds, Evansville outrebounded Loyola by a 36-27 tally. 

With a 2-0 home record with triumphs over two of the top teams in the league, the Aces look forward to a meeting on Saturday against Indiana State at 1:00 p.m.  


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