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Monday, January 28, 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

* Columbia Fleece Sale at UE Bookstore

The UE Bookstore is offering 25% OFF the original price of ALL Columbia Sportswear this week - January 28 through February 2. Come in and enjoy the savings just in time for the cold weather. We have both men's and women's garments available.

Submitted by Doug Gustwiller

* Sigma Alpha Iota, Beta Epsilon Spring Recruitment

Sigma Alpha Iota (SAI) is a music fraternity for women. SAI Beta Epsilon will be hosting informal recruitment on Monday, January 28, Tuesday, January 29, and Wednesday, January 30 in Krannert Hall of Art and Music at 8:30 p.m. in Room 142. Come for a night of games, snacks, and information about the chapter! If you have any questions, contact Madeline Cox at

Submitted by Madeline Cox

* Volunteer Opportunity Monday- St. Vincent DePaul

Come volunteer with the Newman Club today, Monday, January 28. We will go to St. Vincent DePaul to help with their store from 5:00-7:00 p.m.

A carpool will leave from the Newman house at 4:55 p.m. If you'd like to come straight from class and you want us to wait for you, email before noon today! All are welcome to come help volunteer!  

Submitted by Sa, Wallisch

* 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

* Newman Dinner and Discussion: The Eucharist

Join the Newman Club this Wednesday, January 30, at 5:00 p.m. for our weekly dinner and discussion. This week's topic is the source and summit of our faith, the Eucharist. Fr. Mike Schmitz will explain the intimate love of God through the Eucharist. All are welcome!

Submitted by Michaela Kunkler

* This Week in Music: Dallinger/McCluskey Recital

Faculty Recital: Dallinger, McCluskey
Tuesday, January 29
7:30 p.m., Wheeler Concert Hall

Join the UE Music Department for a faculty recital featuring professors Carol J. Dallinger (violin) and Eric McCluskey (baritone) on Tuesday night, January 29 at 7:30 p.m. in Wheeler Concert Hall. The recital will feature works by Paul Hindemith, Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, Clarence Cameron White, Gustav Holst, and Robert Schumann.
The recital is free and open to the public. For complete program information, visit:

Submitted by James Sullivan

* Find out what it's like to be a first year medical student

Join us on February 4 at 6:00 p.m. in Room 102 in the Koch Center of Engineering and Science as we welcome Jamie Durbin, UE biology department alumna and current first year IU medical student, back to UE. She will present on her experiences thus far in medical school, discuss ways to prepare, what to expect, and answer any questions you might have.

Submitted by Kelly Nixon

* I-House South Korea

I-House South Korea is happening this Wednesday, January 30 on the second floor of Ridgway University Center. Min Hyomin, an exchange student from South Korea, will be making the presentation. She is a psychology major back home. She loves UE and her favorite part is the diversity on campus. She has many hobbies and learning how to play different instruments is one of them. She will be sharing more about herself and her culture at I-House South Korea.

South Korean building by a lake.

Submitted by Megan Sicard

* All campus welcome for lunch at UE Connect Lunch and Learn

Campus is invited to attend UE Connect Lunch and Learn - February 2019 on Wednesday, February 13 from noon-1:00 p.m. in Eykamp Hall, Rooms 253-255, Ridgway University Center. A complimentary lunch is provided to those who pre-register. Register online by Monday, February 11 at:

UE Connect Lunch and Learn

Are you starting to think about your future, post UE? Maybe you're eager to embark on your career journey or maybe you're nervous about navigating the job market. Regardless of the bucket you fall under, it's important to define your professional values and work towards finding your ideal culture so that you can build a career where you thrive. Beth Hochgesang Kincaid and Lauren Brown Howard are excited to discuss how our experiences and social networking skills helped them land opportunities that they are passionate about at one of the nation’s Best Places to Work. 

Have a suggestion for future Lunch & Learns? Email a lunch and learn topic to!

Questions? Contact the Office of Alumni and Parent Relations at 812-488-2586 or

Submitted by Nichole Coffey 

* Lunch Charlas

Wanting to practice Spanish? Join 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 first Lunch Charlas of the semester is Wednesday, January 30.

Please contact Professor Rodríguez Quevedo at if you have any questions. ¡Ahí nos vemos!

Submitted by Diana Rodriguez Quevedo

* Vonnegut Reading Group last call

Our Vonnegut Reading Group will meet Friday, February 1 at 4:00 p.m. in Olmsted Hall 400. We still have a few copies of "Mother Night" left, so come join us if you are interested! E-mail assistant professor of English Sara Petrosillo at for more information, or just show up!

Submitted by Sara Petrosillo

* A Time to Gather (Native American Student Event)

UE students who identify as Native American are invited to join us for a casual evening of refreshments and mingling Tuesday, January 29 at 5:00 p.m. in Room 271 in the Schroeder School of Business Building. At this gathering, relevant issues on campus and in the news may be discussed, all while celebrating Indigenous heritage and culture. Introductions to one’s Nation, history, and community traditions are welcome, but not expected of anyone who attends this gathering. As students may come from different communities, cultural competence across Tribal Nations will be kept at the forefront of this event.

Although we do not seek to qualify someone's personal history, we do ask that you consider your connection to Native communities through Tribal affiliation or strong community attachment if you choose to attend in order to maintain a supportive Indigenous space. However, space for reclamation is also welcome.

Moving forward, we hope to establish a permanent organization for Indigenous students on UE’s campus.

Feel free to bring your beadwork to show off!

Please email the Office of Diversity Initiatives with questions at

Submitted by Maddie Easley

* Tuesday Night Recharge Mass

Join the Newman Club this Tuesday, January 29, at 8:00 p.m. in Neu Chapel to celebrate a Catholic Mass! Fr. Christian Raab will be the celebrant. All are welcome! 

Submitted by Michaela Kunkler

* Free Coffee & Careers event this week

Come for free coffee and an informal career chat with alumni and friends of the University on Thursday, January 31, from 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. in the Phillips Study Alcove (across from WUEV) in Ridgway University Center. Learn about their journey to their current job and the skills needed for career success. This month's focus is on non-technical careers in technology.

Submitted by Alison Morris-McDonald


Info You Should Know

* It's time! Nerd Wars team registration

Nerd Wars logo. It's all fun and games until someone feels trivial.The Honors Program is hosting Nerd Wars trivia night on Tuesday, February 26, at 7:00 p.m., in Eykamp Hall, Ridgway University Center. Students, faculty, administrators, and staff can all form teams of up to five people to battle in a competition of wits while enjoying pizza, popcorn, and soda. Winners will receive some incredible prizes!

You can register your team online NOW.

Honors students' registration is FREE! If you are not an honors student, you must pay your $5 per person entry fee to Jayme Williams in Room 238, Koch Center for Engineering and Science. Those who are unable to compose a team of five may still register and be matched to make a team. The deadline to enter is February 6.

Please contact Blake Elliott ( with any questions or concerns.

Submitted by Blake Elliott

* HeinOnline academic trial

UELibrary is offering a 5-month trial to HeinOnline Academic. The trial includes access to more than 20 databases on subjects such as: criminal justice, immigration, religion, women’s studies, African studies, and international relations. Content also includes U.S. treaties, constitutions, U.S. Supreme Court Cases, and more. Access the trial at The trial will run until June 7. Questions and feedback can be directed to Danielle at

Submitted by Danielle Williams 

* Supplemental instruction (SI) schedule for Spring 2019 posted

A list of supplemental instruction (SI) sessions is available on Acelink/Areas/Academic Advising. As new SI sessions are added or adjustments are made throughout the semester, the schedule will be updated. For questions, please call Cherie Leonhardt in academic advising at ext. 2141 or e-mail

Submitted by Cherie Leonhardt

* Alumni and Parent Relations has immediate opening for student worker

Student workers are a part of the development and alumni relations team, freely sharing new ideas, holding themselves accountable for their work, and preparing themselves for a real-world work experience. The department of DAR has dedicated itself to aiding students reach this goal. Student duties include typing, filing, copying, organizing, preparing mailings, maintaining the alumni database with regards to email addresses, telephone number, and event attendance. Student workers may be asked to write class notes for the UE Magazine, answer phones, and prepare nametags, labels, table tents, and supplies for events. Student workers may also attend and work at alumni events.

Skills needed are attention to detail, good manners, good understanding of English, typing, Excel and Word experience, dependability, and a desire for more than a basic work experience.

Any major is welcome to apply. Applicants must be eligible for work study.

Please fill out an application and e-mail to for consideration.

Submitted by Megan McCombs

* Success Lab is open!

Visit the Success Lab and ensure your academic success!

Trained academic coaches are available to help you plan your weekly/semester schedule, organize a project, or teach you to be your own expert in time management. This free service is available for ALL UE students.

If you want best practices on study tips, improve your reading and retention skills, or just guidance on test taking techniques, meet with one of our Academic coaches today!

The lab, which is located in Library 462, is open Sundays, Mondays and Thursdays from 4:00-8:00 p.m.

No appointments necessary! Walk-ins welcome.

Submitted by Francie Renschler

* Habitat for Humanity Alternative Spring Break! Free opportunity for students!

Looking for a way to give back this spring break? Why not join us on the Habitat for Humanity Alternative Spring Break trip? And the best part - it is completely funded, so there is no cost to you!

We are looking for ten dedicated students to pick up hammers and join a group of community volunteers in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, over spring break. You will help build a house for a family that is realizing the dream of home ownership, while developing your own skills and making the world a better place!

Everything is included, transportation, accommodation, all meals, and a few visits to local museums and sites. There is no cost to the student for this trip, we are just looking for students with an open mind and a heart to help others!

Please apply on UEngage or contact Karyssa Vasquez ( or Holly Carter ( for more information.

Submitted by Holly Carter

* Sign Up for Barn Blitz (BB2)

Barn Blitz BadgeBarn Blitz 2 is happening! We are building backyard barns for Habitat for Humanity! There are several build dates.

  • February 2: Cutting components (ONLY)
  • February 9: Cutting components and building components
  • February 16: Cutting components and building components
  • February 23: Cutting components and building components
  • March 2: Cutting components and building components
  • March 23: Building components (ONLY)
  • March 30: Building components (ONLY)
  • April 6: Barn Blitz Day!

Please sign up to participate here:

If you would like to claim a barn for your team or if you would like to be placed on a team for April 6, e-mail Karyssa Vasquez at If claiming a barn for your team, please include a team name for your barn in your email.

Submitted by Karyssa Vasquez

* Apply to be an Admission Ambassador!

Apply to be an Admission Ambassador! As an Admission Ambassador you have the opportunity to assist with Road Trip, Open House, weekly tours, and meeting many perspective students!

If you are interested, applications will be available from January 23-February 7 at:

Feel free to email Kenlea Meeker at with any questions!

Submitted by Kenlea Meeker

* International Orientation applications closing February 1

Apply to be an International Orientation Leader for the 2019-20 school year! The IOLs are a dynamic group of students who work to welcome new international students to UE in August and throughout the year. Develop your leadership skills, share your UE experiences, and meet new UE students from all over the world! We encourage both international students and students from the United States to apply.

Applications are available in the Forms section of UEngage or by going to:

More information is available in the Office of Cultural Engagement and International Services on the second floor of Ridgway University Center in the Student Life Center. Questions can be directed to

Submitted by Megan Sicard

* Do you want to be an Orientation Leader (OL)?

Orientation Leader (OL) applications are now available! Visit our website at to complete an electronic application before the deadline date of January 29.

Information on "What It Takes to be an Orientation Leader" and the "OL Code of Conduct" can be found on the website along with the application and reference form.

Current Orientation Leaders will be available in the Ridgway University Center Lobby on January 21-25, if you have any questions. You can also contact VPSA/Dean of Students office at 812-488-2500 or stop by Ridgway University Center, Room 230, during business hours.

Submitted by Carleen Barnes 

* 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



* UE receives 2019 IIE Andrew Heiskell Award for Innovation in International Education

The Institute of International Education (IIE) has announced the winners of its annual IIE Andrew Heiskell Awards for Innovation in International Education. The University of Evansville received an award in the Higher Education in Emergencies category for its Scholars for Syria initiative.

This award is given in recognition of successful approaches and strategies for supporting students and scholars who have been displaced from their home country due to violence, political persecution, or other emergent circumstances. UE has provided scholarships for 25 displaced Syrian students since 2016 and engages the larger community in dialogue around the Syrian crisis to change perceptions about the region.

The IIE Andrew Heiskell Awards honor outstanding international education initiatives conducted by universities and colleges from among the 1,300 member institutions of the IIENetwork. UE will be presented the Heiskell Award at the 2019 IIE Summit in New York City on February 19.  As a premier international organization celebrating its 100th anniversary, IIE is known for administering the Fulbright Student and Scholar Programs, Open Doors annual survey of international educational exchange, the Gilman Scholarships, Humphrey Fellowships, and Boren Scholarships for Critical Regions.  

“To thrive in the global economy, students need access to international experiences during their college career,” said Clare Overmann, head of IIE’s Higher Education Initiatives. “We congratulate this year’s Heiskell Award winners for their outstanding success in providing new and innovative international education opportunities to their students.”

Since 2002, IIE has given the awards to ground-breaking institutions pursuing the most innovative and impactful models for internationalization of campuses, study abroad, and international partnership programs with these ultimate goals:

  • To foster innovative ideas that will help international education professionals create and sustain new opportunities for students and faculty
  • To bring international education to the forefront of education policy
  • To stimulate public awareness of the benefits of study abroad and international educational exchange

This year, the seven winning programs embody five key themes: scholars as drivers of innovation, student mobility, international partnerships, access and equity, and higher education in emergencies. These categories were chosen to reflect the themes and values of the 2019 IIE Summit.

In-depth profiles of this year’s winning initiatives and honorable mentions are available on IIE’s Best Practices Resource website.



* Faculty/staff men's basketball tickets

The Aces return home this week to take on Bradley on Wednesday at 6:00 p.m. and Valpo on Saturday at 1:00 p.m. Faculty and staff are now able to claim their two complimentary tickets for both games by visiting the Carson Center Ticket Office this week. *Photo ID required *

Please note the ticket office will close at 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday as the staff will be at the Ford Center preparing for that evening's match-up.

Submitted by Jake Hill

* Aces fall in final game of road trip

John Hall posted another stellar game, scoring 21 points, but Northern Iowa hit several late free throws on their way to an 81-74 win over the University of Evansville men’s basketball team on Saturday night inside the McLeod Center.

“UNI hit some difficult shots; they spaced the floor very well and grabbed some big offensive rebounds, that was the difference,” UE assistant coach Todd Lickliter said. “John Hall gave us a big lift tonight, but we just have a really good group of guys. You have to play better on the road because of the environment; we did a great job of competing and played well. We are getting better.”

John Hall led the Aces (9-12, 3-5 MVC) with 21 points and 10 rebounds while K.J. Riley had 19. Marty Hill finished with 14 tallies while Shamar Givance scored 12.  UNI (9-12, 4-4 MVC) was led by Spencer Haldeman’s 24 points. Trae Berhow scored 19.

UNI jumped out to a 5-0 lead before John Hall got the Aces on the board with a triple. The Panthers pushed the lead back to five at 8-3, but a Marty Hill trey and a K.J. Riley bucket knotted the score. UE took its first lead at 13-12 when Dainius Chatkevicius posted his first bucket of the day.

The lead changed hands a total of nine times in the first half.  UNI used a 6-0 run to go up by a 29-24 score with 4:40 remaining, but the Aces countered with their best stretch of the game. A 12-2 stretch saw UE take its largest lead of 36-31 at the half. A Chatkevicius field goal and free throw along with a Hill triple put UE in front by a 30-29 score. After a Panther basket put them back in front by a 31-30 tally, the Aces came back with six more points in the final two minutes.

John Hall, who was 3-for-4 from outside in the first half, nailed his third of the half before Riley was fouled on a made basket in the final seconds to push the lead to 36-31. Hall and Riley scored nine points apiece in the opening stanza.

Out of the break, the Aces scored the first five points to push its lead to 10 at 41-31. UNI responded with three makes in a row to cut the UE lead to four. Evansville countered once again when Hall drained another from outside that gave the Aces a 48-39 advantage with 15:40 remaining.

Another run over the next seven minutes saw the Panthers embark on a 17-4 run that gave them a 56-52 lead. UE knotted the game at 58-58 when Hall knocked down his eighth shot of the game, tying his career mark. A technical foul helped UNI go up by a 66-60 margin inside of the 5-minute mark, but Evansville rallied again. Shamar Givance hit a layup before a Riley free throw got Evansville back within a possession at 66-63.

Evansville got even closer on an and-one by Riley with just over two and a half minutes remaining that made it a 70-68 game. UNI responded once again, pushing the lead to a game-high nine points before finishing with the 79-74 win. 

UE outshot the Panthers by a 45.8%-45.0% margin. UNI was whistled just 14 times and took 28 free throws while UE was called for 24 fouls in the game.

A 2-game homestand is next up for Evansville with them playing host to Bradley on Wednesday evening in a 6:00 p.m. game before Valparaiso comes to the Ford Center on Saturday for a 1:00 p.m. contest.


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