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Tuesday, January 22, 2019

* Road Trip hosts needed

The Office of Admission needs current UE students who live in the residence halls to host prospective high school seniors for Road Trip on February 15-17. If you are available, you can apply to host through Acelink, by emailing Ashley Ross ( or Jordan Hall (, or stopping by the Office of Admission, located in Room 104, Olmsted Administration Hall. The deadline to sign up has been extended to February 6.

Submitted by Ashley Ross


What's Happening Today

* Summer Harlaxton 2019 Info for School of Health Science Classes

Today at 4:00 p.m., learn about three courses offered this summer at Harlaxton. Pizza provided! All majors are welcome in the following courses offered during the 5-week 2019 summer session: EXSS 428, HSA 406, and HSA 499. Professors Don Rodd and Bill Stroube will discuss field trips and course content and answer your general questions about Harlaxton. Location is Graves Hall, Room 240 at 4:00 p.m., Tuesday, January 22. We hope you will join us to learn more and enjoy some free pizza!

Submitted by Cindy Felts 

* This Week in Music: Faculty Recital and Woodwind Day

Faculty Recital: Josenhans, Fiedler
Tuesday, January 22, 7:30 p.m., Wheeler Concert Hall

Join us on Tuesday, January 22 at 7:30 p.m. in Wheeler for a recital featuring UE piano professor Anne Hastings Fiedler and clarinet professor Thomas Josenhans. Enjoy works by Johannes Brahms, Robert Muczynski, Charles Ives, and a more modern twist that you'll for surely find interesting from Nikola Resanovic. The recital will also feature Thomas Drury (piano).

The recital is free and open to the public. For complete program information, visit:

Woodwind Day
Sunday, January 27, Noon -7:00 p.m., Krannert Hall of Art and Music

UE Department of Music's is pleased to host Woodwind Day 2019 on Sunday, January 27 from noon - 7 pm in the Krannert Hall of Art and Music. This year's event features special guests the Cumberland Woodwind Quintet and saxophonist Eric Scales, as well as members of the UE Department of Music faculty. The event provides concerts, exhibits, and clinics for flute, oboe, clarinet, saxophone and bassoonists of all ages!

Early bird registration is available through January 25.

For more information, and to register for the event, visit:

Submitted by James Sullivan

* Tuesday Night Recharge Mass

Join the Newman Club this Tuesday, January 22, at 8:00 p.m. in Neu Chapel to celebrate a Catholic Mass! Fr. Chris Forler will be the celebrant. All are welcome! 

Submitted by Michaela Kunkler

* Art exhibit "Furnitur(ish)" on display at UE

“Furnitur(ish),” an exhibit by Katie Hudnall, visiting artist, will be on display at the University of Evansville’s Melvin Peterson Gallery from January 14-February 23. This is free and open to the public.

The Melvin Peterson Gallery is located at 1935 Lincoln Avenue on the corner of Lincoln and Weinbach Avenues in Evansville. Gallery hours are Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Saturday from noon-3:00 p.m., and Wednesday and Thursday from noon-6:00 p.m.

For more information, contact the UE Art Department of Art at 812-488-2043, email or visit the gallery’s Facebook page.


Upcoming Events

* Venturing Crew Winter Camp Out

Join Venturing Crew for its annual Winter Camp Out from Saturday, January 26 to Sunday, January 27.

On Saturday, we will hike at Lusk Creek Wilderness as well as Burden Falls. On Sunday we will explore Garden of the Gods.

You MUST be a registered member of Venturing Crew to participate in this event.

This trip will cost $25 and sign up tables will be in Ridgway University Center on January 22, 23, and 24 from 10 a.m.-noon and 5:00-7:00 p.m. If you are unable to make it to the tables, but would still like to attend this event, please contact Katie Mearns at

Submitted by Katie Mearns

* Kickoff the Semester Workshop

Start this semester on top of your game!

Need to get organized, stay focused, study more effectively? Want to lower your stress and raise your grades? Then you should attend one of the “Kick Off the Semester” Workshops on Friday, January 25, in the Writing Center in Clifford Memorial Library. Workshop sessions are scheduled at 2:00, 3:00 and 4:00 p.m. No reservation is necessary.

The Office of Academic Advising/Resource Center, along with our student academic coaches, will offer tips to help you get and stay organized this spring. Effective reading, note-taking, and study techniques will be shared. Learn how to access this spring semester’s support services, such as supplemental instruction, the Student Success Lab, and the Writing Center.

If you have questions, e-mail

Submitted by Francie Renschler

* I-House Canada

Kelsey Preocanin, a freshman nursing major at UE, will present I-House: Canada at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 23, on the second floor of Ridgway University Center. Kelsey is a full-time student from Canada. She is part of many organizations on campus, including International Club, SNAP, and College Mentors for Kids. Her favorite part of UE is that she has made many new friends here. I-House is an opportunity to meet new people and learn about new cultures. Kelsey will share more about herself and her country at I-House Canada!

Submitted by Megan Sicard

* Newman Dinner and Discussion: St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Store

Join the Newman Club this Wednesday, January 23 at 5:00 p.m. for our weekly dinner and discussion. This week, John Payne will be joining us from the St. Vincent de Paul thrift store. He'll be talking to us about the thrift store's efforts and how students can volunteer to help others. All are welcome!

Submitted by Michaela Kunkler

* Introducing the Harlaxton Pop-Up Boutique!

Dreaming of that item you never bought at the Harlaxton Boutique? Want to find a new way to show off your love for Harlaxton while also supporting future Harlaxton students?

Introducing the Harlaxton pop-up boutique!

Every month this semester there will be a pop-up boutique around campus selling a variety of limited edition Harlaxton apparel items with 100% of the proceeds going towards the Harlaxton Society Scholarship.

The catch: you’ll have to be following our social media accounts to find out when and where the boutiques will be! We’ll be posting the details on the day of each pop-up and will have a limited quantity of each item, so it’s first come, first served. To keep up with where we’ll be, you can follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram: @UEStudyAbroad.

Make sure to spread the word so people know how to find us and support our future Harlaxton students!

Submitted by Greta Becker 

* Engineering Career Forum 2019

Attention, all engineering majors. On Wednesday, January 23, Career Services and SWE will be hosting the 14th annual Engineering Career Forum in Eykamp Hall in Ridgway University Center from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Dress code is business professional and all attending students are asked to sign up ahead of time in Kim's office. The night will include job-search strategy sessions and a networking reception to meet employers and present resumes. All engineering majors are encouraged to attend.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Amanda Aders at

Submitted by Amanda Aders


Info You Should Know

* 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. Fall and summer deadlines are quickly closing, so make sure to stop by our table at 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 University Center on Tuesday, January 22, from 12:00-1:30 p.m. If you can’t stop by during these times, you can always e-mail or stop by Room 261 in the Schroeder School of Business Building.

Submitted by Greta Becker

* Diversity Resources Center opening and volunteer opportunities

The Diversity Resource Center opened its doors for Spring 2019 on Tuesday, January 22. The center, located at 436 Weinbach Avenue, will be open Monday through Thursday, 9:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m. and from 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. on Friday. The center is open to students, student organizations, and the University of Evansville community as a place for students meet, hold events, or to regroup after each day.

The Diversity Resource Center is also looking for student volunteers that are willing to be present and complete tasks at the center to during its open hours. Those interested can contact Darrion Culler at

The Diversity Resource Center can be reserved with the use of the following link:

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact. LaNeeca Williams, chief diversity officer, at; or Darrion Culler, assistant director of diversity initiatives, at

Submitted by Darrion Culler

* Faculty regalia rentals for Inauguration

This is a reminder to all faculty and administrators that if you need regalia rented for the Presidential Inauguration for the first week in March you must contact the UE Bookstore immediately. Rental orders need to be processed this week to insure timely delivery. Also note that if you need your regalia for inauguration, Spring graduation and August Convocation you will be able to rent for all three occasions for 1 1/2 the rental rate and be able to keep your garments until after Convocation. This is a one-time deal with the rental agency so please place your orders now. There is a link under the "faculty link" tab on the UE Bookstore website where you can email in your order.

Submitted by Doug Gustwiller

* Call for child models!

Child models between late primary school age through middle school age are needed for ART 325 Life Drawing. The portrait days will start Thursday, March 21.

Please contact Nancy Lockyear at as soon as possible. Space is limited.

Submitted by Brooksie Smith 

* Writing Center will open Monday, January 28

The Writing Center will open Monday, January 28. Our hours are Monday through Thursday, 10:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m. and Friday, 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Here are instructions on how to use the writing center.

  • Make an appointment! It’s really easy! Go to:  Acelink … Areas … Writing Center … Appointments … Create an Appointment.
  • Register for an account - or sign in if you have used the Writing Center before - you can then access the center from any mobile device to schedule or cancel a session. This site manages your appointments, cancellations, and reports.
  • You will receive an email reminder before your appointment and your professor will receive feedback from your tutor afterward.
  • Next - bring the assignment (writing prompt) or draft of your paper.
  • Prepare questions for your tutor to get the most out of a session. For example, “Can you help me to see if my thesis statement is clear?”
  • Plan to visit the Writing Center well in advance of an assignment due date. If you come in the day an assignment is due, you may not have enough time to make the revisions discussed during a session. Seems obvious, but…
  • Arrive a few minutes early for appointments and don’t be late. If another student is waiting, that student will be helped first if you are over five minutes late.

Professors - please encourage your students to utilize UE’s Writing Center for their papers. If you would like to have a representative of the Writing Center visit your class to give a brief presentation of our services, or if you would like to visit to the center with your class, please e-mail to arrange it.

Submitted by Ian McDonald

* 2019 scholarships for United Methodist students

United Methodist students attending UE can apply for the 2019 United Methodist Scholarships at

United Methodist students attending United Methodist-related institutions can apply for 2019 United Methodist Scholarships from January 3-March 7 at for 2019 scholarships.

Applying for individual scholarships now also makes you eligible for the United Methodist Allocation. You must apply now to be considered for both. Late applications will not be accepted. Scholarships range in value from $500 to $5,000. The average amount awarded is about $1,000.

Scholarship eligibility requirements:

•Incoming or current freshmen, sophomores, juniors, seniors or graduate students at one of the United Methodist-related colleges or universities
•Member of any United Methodist Church for at least one year
•Minimum GPA of 2.5

Submitted by Trisha Hawkes



* Kopta's CelestHealth Research Group opens third research site at University of Wisconsin

The CelestHealth Research Group, whose Founder and executive director is University of Evansville professor of psychology Mark Kopta, has opened its third research site at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The other two sites are located at Johns Hopkins University and the University of Denver. The CHRG is studying the mental health outcomes of psychotherapy and psychiatric medication. At Johns Hopkins University, they are beta testing the CelestHealth System-MD which assesses the effects of psychiatric medication. This instrument was recently awarded a patent by the U. S. Patent and Trademark Office.



* Women's Basketball Mental Health Awareness Day with Post Game Yoga

The UE women's basketball team faces Drake on Sunday, January 27 at 1:00 p.m. as part of Mental Health Awareness Day! Come grab a stress ball and pen courtesy of Counseling Services and stick around post game for a FREE yoga session on the floor led by Stacey Shanks! Please call 812-488-2237 for more information.


In The News

* "Purple Reign" featured in Courier & Press article

Purple Reign, the Purple Aces’ Student Section Association, was the subject of a recent article in the Evansville Courier & Press. The article is headlined "‘Purple Reign' helping University of Evansville students get excited about basketball" and includes quotes from UE students and staff. You can read the entire article on the Courier & Press website.


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