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Friday, January 11, 2019

* Purple Friday Patrol Starts Next Friday: Sign Up Now

Purple Friday Patrol: Wear Purple—Get Prizes!

Be on the lookout for the Purple Friday Patrol every week and sign up here to pass out the purple praise!

On Fridays, we wear purple, and each week, the PFP will reward students to promote school spirit both on campus and online through the use of the hashtag, #UEPurpleFriday.

Purple Friday Patrol Teams are made up of members of the campus community including faculty, administrators, and other interested parties, usually from the same department or group.

PFP Teams can sign up for one or more Fridays per semester and the Office of University Relations will supply Purple Swag Packs to the designated PFP Team for the week. PFP Teams are invited to add a personal touch to the swag packs, if desired. (ex. departmental swag, promo for an upcoming event, etc.)

Purple Friday Patrol Teams: What’s my responsibility?
1. Sign up for at least one Friday per semester.
2. Visit the office of University Relations in Sampson Hall during the week of your assigned Friday to pick up your Purple Swag Packs
3. Pass out the purple praise. The distribution format is up to you. You can pass out swag packs to the first few purple people you see, or you can stagger the rewards throughout the day. If you’d prefer to reward online participants, you’re free to promote on official UE social media accounts.
4. Pics or it didn’t happen. Remember, we’re trying to promote school spirit both on campus and online through the use of the hashtag, #UEPurpleFriday, so be sure to snap a picture with your purple people. You can either share them online through an official UE social media account if you run one, or send them to Amanda Campbell at to post on the main UE social media accounts.



Upcoming Events

* Music department concerts to be broadcast on WNIN

On Monday, January 14, from 8-10 p.m., Evansville WNIN Public Radio will broadcast two music department concerts from 2018. The first is the Haydn Theresienmesse from April 10, featuring combined University Choirs, faculty and guest soloists, and faculty and professional chamber orchestra conducted by Dennis Malfatti. The second is a recital of the music of Debussy, given by faculty on October 2. The broadcast will also feature interviews with Malfatti as well as Garnet Ungar, one of the performers on the Debussy concert. You can listen live online at or on your radio at 88.3 FM.

Submitted by Garnet Ungar 

* 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

* 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. 


Info You Should Know

* Correction to University Worship schedule

While the online university calendar has University Worship services scheduled for this Sunday, January 13, with classes resuming Monday, University Worship in Neu Chapel will begin on Sunday, January 20. All are welcome to join an exciting new semester of worship services (9:00 a.m.) and mindfulness services (9:00 p.m.). We hope to see you soon! 

Submitted by Keith Turner

* UE Bookstore Hours for Spring Rush

The UE Bookstore will have revised hours for the first week of classes January 12-18. The bookstore will be CLOSED both Saturday and Sunday, January 12 and 13. Hours for Monday and Tuesday, January 14 and15 will be 9:30 a.m.-6:00 p.m. Hours for Wednesday and Thursday, January 16 and17 will be 9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. Hours for Friday, January 18 will be 9:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. We will resume normal store hours for the semester on Saturday, January 19.

Submitted by Doug Gustwiller

* 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

* 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 

* 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

* Interested in studying abroad? Stop by our table to find out more!

Do you have an interest in studying abroad? Whether you’d like to study at Harlaxton or anywhere else in the world, we can help find the right program for you. Make sure to stop by our table in Ridgway University Center to ask any question you might have and find out how you can start your adventure abroad! The study abroad office will be in Ridgway on Monday, January 14 and Tuesday, January 15 from noon-1:00 p.m. If you can’t stop by during these times, you can always e-mail us at or stop by Room 261 in the Schroeder School of Business Building.

Submitted by Greta MI Becker

* 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 Bookrush Hours

UE Bookstore hours for the first week of classes starting January 14 are Monday-Thursday from 9:00 6:00 p.m., Friday from 9:00 6:00 p.m., Saturday from 10:00 2:00 p.m., and CLOSED on Sunday. Regular store hours resume on Monday, January 21. Please plan your store visit accordingly. Please note we will NOT be open the weekend (Saturday and Sunday) before classes start.

Submitted by Doug Gustwiller 

* 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.


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