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Monday, February 4, 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

* 1095-C forms to be issued to employees by March 2, 2019

The Office of Fiscal Affairs will have the tax form 1095-C issued and sent for distribution by March 2, 2019. There will be an AceNotes article published as soon as they are available. To receive your form electronically, please be sure to log onto Self Service, navigate to Tax Information in the Employee section, and change your preference to consent electronic availability in the next few weeks. 

* Health Insurance Wellness Program-Premium Changes 2019-20

As previously announced during last year’s benefits open enrollment, please note the following changes that will take effect during our upcoming plan year:

For employees enrolled in the HRA health insurance plan, for coverage effective June 1, 2019, the University will implement the following premium levels based participation its wellness program:

1. For members that choose not to participate in a wellness screening at the UE Medical Clinic: premiums will increase $23 per biweekly pay ($50 per month)
2. For members that are tested as tobacco users: premiums will increase $14 per biweekly pay ($30 per month)
3. For members with two or more risk factors: premiums will increase $7 per biweekly pay ($15 per month)

Only the most recent screening results will be used in April 2019 to determine premium charges that will be effective May 2019. Last spring, employees and covered spouses were encouraged to get a screening in the 2018 summer months so that they would have plenty of time lower risk factors, if needed, so that they could get another screening by March 31, 2019. As always, screenings are available any time through the clinic at no cost.

If your spouse is covered on the UE health insurance plan, both of you would need to participate and have one or less risk factors to avoid an increased premium. However, if both the employee and spouse choose not to participate, both are tobacco users, etc., there will only be one premium increase.

* 2018 W-2s processed

W-2 forms have been processed for all employees and student workers. Employees and student workers who did not provide their consent to electronic W-2’s should receive their W-2 in the mail Saturday or Monday. If you have already provided consent to electronic W-2’s, you can view/print your W-2 now. Simply log onto Self-Service (, locate the item titled “Tax Information” either on the main page, or in the left-hand menu under “Financial Information”. Click the option “W-2 Information” and then click on 2018 W-2 Statement.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Gloria Spencer at ext. 2159 or


What's Happening Today

* 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


Upcoming Events

* I-House: Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year will be celebrated during this week's I-House on Wednesday, February 6! UE students Xinyue Bi and Liqianrui Yang will be presenting about themselves, their culture, traditions, and the celebrations on this special day. There will be Chinese food and different activities such as paper cutting, lantern making, writing in Chinese characters and firework videos. Everyone is welcome to attend!

Submitted by Megan Sicard

* Need a passport?

Representatives from the US Postal Service will be on campus processing passports on Friday, February 15, from 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. in the Harlaxton Room in the Schroeder School of Business Building! If you bring all the required documents, you can get your passport photos taken and your passport processed at this event right here on campus. You can also bring your current passport to be renewed at this event.

Here is what you will need to bring to the event in order to get your passport processed:

  • Photo identification: US driver’s license, and if not from Indiana, a credit or debit card.
  • Proof of citizenship: Original or certified copy of long form birth or citizenship certificate.
  • Passport application: Available online at, at the study abroad office, or at this event.
  • Payments: Two checks, money orders, or cashier’s checks for $110 to the US Department of State and for $30 to the USPS.
  • Photos on site: Passport photos can be taken during the event for an additional $15 to the USPS.

All members of the UE community - faculty, staff, and students - are welcome to come to this event! Feel free to contact Kaylynn Carver in the study abroad office at or 812-488-2039 for more information about the event or requirements.

Submitted by Kaylynn Carver

* Newman Dinner and Discussion: The Man, the Savior, the Question

Join the Newman Club this Wednesday, February 6 at 5:00 p.m. for our weekly dinner and discussion. This week's topic is "The Man, the Savior, the Question" hosted by Father Tyler Tenbarge. He will be talking about who Jesus is and why that matters in our life. We will be serving red pepper soup afterwards. All are welcome!

Submitted by Michaela Kunkler

* PT Club Meeting!

PT Club will be having its first meeting of the semester on Thursday, February 7 at 5:00 p.m. in Room 100 in Graves Hall. We will be talking about events happening throughout the semester and having a speaker who attended CSM. 

Submitted by Stephanie Snodgrass

* Medieval Valentines

Falcon inside of a heart shapeOn February 14, professors Annette Parks, Sara Petrosillo, and Tiffany Griffith will present “Medieval Valentines,” a discussion of the medieval origins of Valentine’s Day, an Old Norse take on love, and the female eagle’s choice of suitor. The presentations will be from 4:00-6:00 p.m. in Room 250 in the Schroeder School of Business Building and from 7:00-9:00 p.m. in Room 203 in the library.

Submitted by Marisa Knox

* James Sullivan to speak at February Andiron Lecture

James Sullivan, University of Evansville assistant professor of music theory and double bass, will be the speaker for the Andiron Lecture on Wednesday, February 6, in Eykamp Hall, Room 252, Ridgway University Center. The lecture starts at 4:00 p.m. Sullivan's topic will be "Composing Queer Music: Samuel Barber's Despite and Still."

A social gathering with beverages will precede the lecture at 3:45 p.m. 

In addition to the lecture, there will be an evening recital of works discussed in the lecture at 7:30 p.m. in Wheeler Concert Hall, Krannert Hall of Art and Music. The recital will feature guest tenor Matthew Valverde (Adams State University), guest pianist Allan Armstrong (Indiana University, Bloomington), and UE voice faculty Alanna Keenan.

Sullivan earned a PhD in music theory and a DMA and MM in double bass performance from the Eastman School of Music, as well as a BM in double bass performance and a BS in mathematics from Indiana University. Sullivan presents regularly at conferences, including those of the Society for Music Theory, the Society for Music Perception and Cognition, Music Theory Midwest, and the International Society of Bassists. His research focuses on rhythm and meter perception in post-tonal music.

Sullivan’s Andiron Lecture brings together his interest in rhythm and meter with secondary interests in the music of Samuel Barber, queer music theory, and performance and analysis. What does it mean to compose queer music? Can a piece of music sound gay? In what ways does a composer’s, listener’s, or performer’s sexuality influence the way one composes, listens to, or makes music? This talk will survey some answers to these questions from the fields of musicology and music theory and will show, as a case study, the impact that Samuel Barber’s sexuality had on the composition of his late song cycle Despite and Still

For more information, call Annette Parks at 812-488-1070 or the William L. Ridgway College of Arts and Sciences at 812-488-2589.

* Medical Spanish Practice

The Medical Spanish Practice Group meets every two weeks to practice communication skills in Spanish. These sessions are open to anyone wanting to practice Spanish for medical settings. The first practice session this semester is this Wednesday, February 6 from 5:30-7:00 p.m. in Room 315 in Graves Hall. Please contact associate professor of Spanish Diana Rodríguez Quevedo at for more details. ¡Nos vemos el miércoles!

* 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 next Lunch Charlas is this Wednesday, February 6, 2019.

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

* This Week in Music: Student Showcase, Andiron Lecture/Recital, and Dalcroze Workshops

Student Showcase Concert
Tuesday, February 5
7:30 p.m., Wheeler Concert Hall

On Tuesday, February 5, at 7:30 p.m. in Wheeler, the University of Evansville music department will present a concert entitled Student Showcase. This recital will feature some of the department’s finest music students performing chamber music with faculty. The concert will feature works of Mozart, Ibert, Brahms, and Böhme. Admission is free and the public is warmly invited.

For full program information, visit the music department concert calendar:

Andiron Lecture and Recital
Wednesday, February 6
Lecture: 4:00 p.m., Eykamp Hall 252, Ridgway University Center
Recital: 7:30 p.m., Wheeler Concert Hall

On Wednesday, February 6, UE music professor James Sullivan will give an Andiron Lecture called “Composing Queer Music: Samuel Barber’s Despite and Still." The lecture will take place in Eykamp Hall, Room 252. A social gathering with beverages begins at 3:45 p.m. The lecture abstract is given below.

That evening at 7:30pm, there will be a recital in Wheeler Concert Hall featuring music discussed in the lecture. Performers include guest artists Matthew Valverde (tenor, Adams State University) and Allan Armstrong (piano, Indiana University), as well as UE voice faculty Alanna Keenan. The program will feature works by Schubert, Ireland, Britten, Valverde, Thomson, and Barber.

Both the lecture and the recital are open to the public. Funding for the recital is generously supported by UE’s Office of Diversity Initiatives.

Lecture Abstract: What does it mean to compose queer music? Can a piece of music sound gay? In what ways does a composer’s, listener’s, or performer’s sexuality influence the way one composes, listens to, or makes music? This talk will survey some answers to these questions from the fields of musicology and music theory and will show, as a case study, the impact that Samuel Barber’s sexuality had on the composition of his late song cycle Despite and Still.

University Choir in Indianapolis
Wednesday, February 6
7:30 p.m., Robert Park United Methodist Church

Join us in Indianapolis on Wednesday, February 6 at 7:30 p.m. for a performance by the University Choir. This special concert will take place at the Robert Park United Methodist Church located at 401 North Delaware Street, and is free and open to the public.

Composed of UE's finest vocal talent, the UE University Choir has built a reputation for performances of a wide range of choral music from various eras. In 2016, the choir performed by invitation for the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA) Central Region Conference in Chicago. The University Choir has also performed at Carnegie Hall in New York City in both 2011 and in 2016.

Dalcroze Workshops with Jeremy Dittus
Friday, February 8 and Saturday February 9
Times vary, see below

Join us for a Dalcorze Eurythmics Workshop with Jeremy Dittus on Friday, February 8, and Saturday, February 9. The workshop will be held in Eykamp Hall in the Ridgway Student Center. Sessions take place between 4:30-6:30 p.m. on Friday, and between 9:00 a.m.-noon and 1:00-3:30 p.m. on Saturday.

Jeremy Dittus enjoys a career as a pianist, theorist, and Dalcroze Education specialist. Dittus is the founder and director of the Dalcroze School of the Rockies in Denver, Colorado, one of the few authorized Dalcroze training centers in the United States.

If you are interested in more information about Jeremy Dittus and Dalcorze Eurythmics, visit

UE Choir on Composer Website
Congratulations to University Choir and director Dennis Malfatti for having their performance of Dominick DiOrio's "You Do Not Walk Alone" appear on the composer's website.

* Tuesday Night Recharge Mass

Join the Newman Club this Tuesday, February 5, at 8:00 p.m. in Neu Chapel to celebrate a Catholic Mass! Fr. Raab will be the celebrant. All are welcome! 

* UE's Clay Club and Art Department to present artist and ceramist Gail Russell

The University of Evansville Clay Club and Department of Art will welcome artist and ceramist Gail Russell to the University from February 5-6. Russell will give demonstrations of throwing on a potter’s wheel on Tuesday, February 5, from 1:00-4:00 p.m., and Wednesday, February 6, from 2:00-5:00 p.m. in the UE Ceramics Studio. She will also present a lecture on Tuesday, February 5, from 6:30-8:00 p.m. in Eykamp Hall, Room 255, Ridgway University Center. All of these events are free and open to the public.

Russell earned her MFA from the University of Illinois, Urbana, Illinois, and her BFA from UE. She has been owner, operator, and full-time artist potter at Peachblow Pottery in Lewis Center, Ohio, since 1986.

Russell has participated in approximately 125 exhibitions, taught numerous workshops, and executed many commissions. She has appeared in several books, including Introduction to Ceramics by Graham Flight, The Ceramic Surface by Mathias Osterman, and Contemporary Studio Porcelain by Peter Lane. Russell was honored to be one of the workshop presenters for the inaugural Zanesville Prize Conference in October 2014.  The highlight of this event is an international exhibition of contemporary ceramic art, with a top prize of $20,000. 

For more information, contact the UE Department of Art at 812-488-2043 or email

* 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 

* Bowling Night for the Kids!

College Mentors for Kids is hosting a Bowling Night for the Kids! Bowling will commence Saturday, February 9, from 6:00-9:00 p.m. Tickets must be purchased in Ridgway University Center on February 4, 6, or 8. Tickets are $15 per person and include three games and shoes!

Contact with questions.

Submitted by Chadi Kharouta

* Program "Sex Signals" planned for February 6

Join us in Eykamp Hall in Ridgway University Center on Wednesday, February 6 from 7:00-8:00 p.m. for the program “Sex Signals”! In this entertaining and informative program, actors will provide a definition of active consent, unpack the importance and necessity of consent, explain the relationship between alcohol and sexual assault, frame rape as a moral issue, encourage the importance of bystander intervention, deconstruct the impact of rape on the victim (and the community), and debunk myths surrounding rape and survivors of violence.

Submitted by Jennifer Hargus


Info You Should Know

* UE Engineering OPTIONS Camps accepting applications

The College of Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Evansville announces open registration for its 2019 Engineering OPTIONS summer camps.

High School Girls summer career exploration program is a week-long residential opportunity at UE for high school girls currently in grades 9, 10, or 11 who have completed geometry. The program begins Sunday, June 9 and concludes Friday, June 14. Registration deadline is April 1.

Middle School Girls summer career exploration program is a 3 ½ day residential opportunity at UE for middle school girls currently in grades 6, 7, or 8. The program begins Sunday, June 16 and concludes Wednesday, June 19. Registration deadline is April 1.

Middle School Boys summer career exploration program is a week-long day camp opportunity at UE for middle school boys currently in grades 6, 7, or 8 and elementary school boys currently in grade 5. It will be held daily from Monday, June 24-Friday, June 28. Registration deadline is May 1.

Program participants will gain a better understanding of the opportunities available in fields closely related to science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). 

Dependent children of University of Evansville employees are eligible for a $125 discount toward the cost of registration.

For more information, to obtain an application, or apply online, see

* RecycleMania & Recycling at UE

UE is once again participating in RecycleMania, a recycling tournament for universities. The tournament runs from February 4 through the end of March.
At UE, the following items can be placed in an appropriate recycling bin:
• Empty aluminum and steel cans
• Empty plastic containers and drink bottles
• Paper products such as newspapers, office paper, magazines, and empty cereal boxes
• Note: Please place books and used toner cartridges and cardboard next to the recycle bins

Please do NOT put the following items in UE’s recycling bins:
• Glass
• Pizza boxes – these can contain food or grease
• Trash such as leftover food and candy wrappers
• Styrofoam
• Full or partially full plastic or aluminum drink containers
• Plastic bags or bubble wrap
• Used tissues and paper towels

To find out where to drop off recyclables at UE, why it’s important to recycle and more, check out the UE Recycling Guide at AceLink/Areas/Recycling. Call ext. 2697 or email with questions.

Submitted by Amber Elkins

* A Moment in Black History: Shirley Chisholm

Shirley Anita St. Hill Chisholm was the first African American woman in Congress (1968) and the first woman and African American to seek the nomination for president of the United States from one of the two major political parties (1972). Her motto and title of her autobiography - Unbossed and Unbought - illustrated her outspoken advocacy for women and minorities during her seven terms in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Born in Brooklyn, New York, on November 30, 1924, Chisholm was the oldest of four daughters to immigrant parents Charles St. Hill, a factory worker from Guyana, and Ruby Seale St. Hill, a seamstress from Barbados. She graduated from Brooklyn Girls’ High in 1942 and from Brooklyn College cum laude in 1946, where she won prizes on the debate team. Although professors encouraged her to consider a political career, she replied that she faced a “double handicap” as both black and female.

Submitted by Darrion Culler

* UE PT faculty, students, and alumni present at National APTA Conference

UE DPT faculty, students and alumni joined over 16,000 physical therapy students and professionals at last week's Combined Sections Meeting of the American Physical Therapy Association in Washington DC. The posters and presentations by the University of Evansville Department of Physical Therapy included:

Kyle Kiesel, PT PhD, chair, and Alyssa Englert, PT, DPT, resident graduate and sports physical therapist at ProRehab, conducted a 2-hour session on breathing. This was a summary of their on-going research on breathing dysfunction, currently being conducted in the Tri-State Orthopaedic and ProRehab sponsored research space at Stone Center.

Kiesel presenting

Kyle Kiesel and Alyssa Englert in front of information board.

Associate professor Phil Plisky, PT, DSc, OCS, ATC, CSCS, Kyle Kiesel and Nathan Denning, PT, DPT, UE/ProRehab sports residency graduate: "The relationship between repeated vertical and broad jumps."

Phil Plisky and Nathan Denning in front of presentation information board.

Risa Ricard, 3rd year SPT; assistant professor Katie Whetstone, PT, DPT, SCS, former professor Tzurei Chen, PT, PhD and CEHS Dean Mary Kessler, PT, MHS: "A Pro Bono Group Exercise Program Improves Movement Efficiency in an Individual with Stroke."

Risa Ricard, Katie Whetstone, Tzurei Chen, and Mary Kessler

Assistant professor Kyle Matsel, PT, DPT, SCS, CSCS, presented at the American Physical Therapy Association’s Combined Sections Meeting in Washington DC last week. Matsel teamed up with renowned researchers from the University of Kentucky, High Point University, and Northwestern University to present recommendations specific to clinical practice guidelines for shoulder instability. This large scaled research project includes assessing all the available research specific to shoulder instability including examination, treatment, prognosis, and outcomes. Creation of these guidelines provides clinicians with high level evidence that can be used to inform care with their patients.

* Now hiring UE Reads Tutors

Students who are eligible for federal work study and are interested in helping children build literacy skills are encouraged to apply as tutors with UE Reads. Tutors go to local schools in after-school daycare programs to provide fun and meaningful lessons to help elementary students build their reading skills. The pay is great and the schedule is typically 2 or 3 days per week between the hours of 2:30-6:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Please contact Karen Martin at or stop by Graves Hall 310 for additional information. 

* A Moment in Black History: Dr. Charles Drew

Dr. Charles Richard Drew was born on June 3, 1904, in Washington, D.C. He was an African-American physician who developed ways to process and store blood plasma in "blood banks." He directed the blood plasma programs of the United States and Great Britain in World War II, but resigned after a ruling that the blood of African-Americans would be segregated. He died on April 1, 1950.

* Eykamp Prize: Call for Nominations

The Eykamp Prize was established by Richard and Rita Eykamp in 2015 to honor Faculty Achievement at the University of Evansville. Recipients of the prize will receive a one-time award of $10,000 in recognition of extraordinary contributions to the University of Evansville as University Citizens. Examples of such contributions include deep and successful involvement in recruiting students; expanding the number, scope, and competitiveness of grant funding for their department; bringing positive public awareness to the University through scholarship, knowledge, and understanding of their discipline. Up to two prizes a year may be awarded.

Nominations for the Eykamp Award may come from any member of the University of Evansville Community. Nominees should be tenured or tenure-track faculty members at the University of Evansville who have not received the award in the previous five years. Nominations can be submitted in writing or via e-mail to Michael Austin, Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs/Provost, by March 15, 2019. Nominations should include the name of the faculty member and a brief statement of the reasons that he or she is being nominated.

Recipients of the Eykamp Award will be selected by an Awards Committee, appointed by the EVPAA/Provost that includes members of the faculty and staff, academic administrators, and at least one member of the Board of Trustees. Awards will be announced and presented at the May Commencement Ceremony.

Previous Recipients: 2016 – Dr. Mark Valenzuela; 2017 – Dr. Lora Becker; 2018 – Dr. David Dwyer.

* UE Music Management Students Attend Winter NAMM Show

UE music management students Peter Blok, Justin Morrison, and Michelle Nuti attended the 2019 Winter NAMM Show in Anaheim California on January 24-27 with their faculty advisor Dr. Timothy Zifer. The students had the opportunity to visit over 1,000 exhibits of music products from around the world, and attend informative music business sessions as well music performances. UEMMA (University of Evansville Music Management Association) raised money for the trip through a fundraiser, applying to SFB, and receiving assistance from FUEM (Friends of UE Music).

* Early Reminder for Spring Grads

This is an early reminder for ALL SPRING GRADUATES about the upcoming Commencement Central event on March 4 and 5. All graduates should plan to attend EITHER of the days to complete their graduation plans.

On Monday, March 4, the event will be UPSTAIRS in Ridgway University Center on the north end from 4:00-6:00 p.m.

If you can't make it then, you can come on Tuesday, March 5, DOWNSTAIRS in Ridgway University Center, starting at the tables near the Information Desk.

It only takes a few minutes to meet with career planning, the alumni office, and the registrar's office to make sure every is ready to go for the special day. You can also purchase your cap/gown and/or graduation announcements from the UE Bookstore all in one session. You will also be eligible to win an IPAD if you complete the process. If you're interested in a class ring the Josten's representative will be available as well.

So please mark your calendars and put a reminder on your phone of this important event.

If you have not applied for graduation yet you should do so in the registrar's office. If you have any questions about Commencement Central, please contact the UE Bookstore.

Submitted by Doug Gustwiller 

* Free HIV testing at Student Health Clinic

Free HIV testing at Student Health Center hosted by Matthew 25 on February 5, from 9:00-11:00 a.m. No appointment necessary!

Submitted by Tara Ulrich

* Dollars for Disney T-shirt sale from Kappa Kappa Iota

Kappa Kappa Iota, the University of Evansville's Education honors society, is selling T-shirts to raise money. The profits from these shirts are going to be used to help send a child to Disney World through the Cops Connecting with Kids program and Glenwood Leadership Academy.

T-shirts are $10 and the last day to pre-order a shirt is February 7.

Payments may be made by cash, check, or Venmo to @KappaKappa-Iota. We will also have a table from 11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. on February 15 and 16, in Ridgway University Center where donations and limited T-shirts will be sold! Order shirts from any Kappa Kappa Iota member or on this google doc:

Submitted by Heather Dougan

* College Mentors for Kids applications

If you are looking for a good way to interact and help your community, apply to be a mentor for a student that is in need. We are looking for well-rounded individuals that love to give back and help make a difference in someone's life. If you have any questions, contact Joe Cook at You can apply at

Submitted by Madi Elpers

* 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 

* 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

* Apply to be an RA!

It is with great excitement that the Office of Residence Life announces that its RA application for Fall 2019 is now available on UEngage!

The Resident Assistant position provides opportunities for growth and leadership for both the Resident Assistants and the students on their floors.

Serving in the residence halls or campus “villages,” the Resident Assistant is a full-time undergraduate student whose responsibility it is to serve as a student advisor to 15–60 undergraduate students, depending on their placement. The RA is a para-professional staff member of the Residence Life Office and the Division of Student Affairs. In this capacity, the overall responsibility is to provide leadership, assistance, and support to the students living in their area. Each Resident Assistant serves in diverse roles with many different responsibilities. Working in cooperation with the professional staff, the Resident Assistant strives to facilitate and maximize the residential experience.

If you are interested in speaking with a current RA about his or her position, please join us for our Open House on January 28 from 9-9:30 p.m. in Eykamp Hall, Room 252, Ridgway University Center.

You can access the online application by logging on UEngage and finding it under "Forms" or following this link:

Applications are due by February 10 at 11:59 p.m. Interviews will be scheduled on an individual basis on February 21 and 22.

If you have any questions, please contact Megan King at or Karyssa Vasquez at

Submitted by Megan King

* 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



* Dion reelected chairperson for Evansville-Vanderburgh County Human Relations Commission

Robert Dion, department chair for Law, Politics, and Society, was recently reelected as the chairperson for the Evansville - Vanderburgh County Human Relations Commission, the local civil rights agency. Professor Dion has held this position since 2004, making him the longest-serving chair of any city or county civil rights commission in the state of Indiana. During that time, he has served as an appointee of the city government and of the county government and has been named to his post by officeholders of both political parties. The Human Relations Commission has been in Evansville since 1948, and it became part of county government in the 1980s. Among its duties are the investigation and resolution of discrimination complaints and the promotion of harmonious community relations.

Robert Dion with Civil Rights Commissioners

Pictured: Robert Dion (fourth from left) with the chairperson of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, Catherine Lhamon (second from left), and a number of civil rights commissioners from all around the US.



* UE men earn huge win over Valparaiso

K.J. Riley posted the second double-double of his career with 10 points and 12 rebounds while Marty Hill notched 14 points to push the University of Evansville men’s basketball team to a 64-53 win over Valparaiso on Saturday inside Ford Center.

Six of Riley’s ten points came from the line as he was 6-for-8. His other double-double came earlier this season at Murray State. Riley’s 12 boards tied his career mark. Marty Hill notched 12 of his points in the second half, including a game-changing 8-0 stretch that gave Evansville (10-13, 4-6 MVC) the lead for good.

“I thought our guys showed a lot of resiliency. We did not play well offensively in the early-going, but we started making our shots and playing with pace and things started to turn our way,” Aces head coach Walter McCarty said. “It all started on the defensive end, they were talking and doing what they needed and it really translated to the offensive side.”

“Our guys just fought hard today and played for each other.”

Four Valpo (12-11, 5-5 MVC) players scored in double figures with Javon Freeman and Markus Golder registering 12 apiece.

John Hall got the scoring started with a triple, but Valparaiso found its groove early on, taking an 11-3 lead. Evansville started the game 1-for-8 from the field with four turnovers. Dainius Chatkevicius ended the stretch with a bucket nine minutes in. Valparaiso added three points before Jawaun Newton countered with three free throws to make it a 14-8 game.

With seven minutes remaining, the Crusaders pushed their lead back out to eight tallies at 18-10 before Evan Kuhlman got on the board with his first triple of the day. UE kept fighting back as the minutes wound down and the work paid off when Shea Feehan notched his first basket - a triple - to tie the game at 24-24 with one minute remaining. The Crusaders were able to take a 27-24 lead into the halftime break thanks to a triple in the final seconds. All nine UE players scored in the first half with John Hall recording five to lead the way.

In the first two minutes of the second half, the Crusaders posted the first four points to push the lead back to seven before the Aces got on the board with a pair of Marty Hill free throws. K.J. Riley added a putback on the next trip down the floor to make it a one-possession game again. Hill connected once again six minutes into the period when his bucket tied it back up at 34-34. Less than one minute later, a Chatkevicius free throw gave Evansville its first lead - 35-34 - since the opening minutes of the contest.

UE forced a turnover on the defensive side and Shea Feehan connected on the runout to add to the advantage before Jawaun Newton hit a jumper to push the lead to 39-34, the largest UE advantage of the game, with 11:30 on the clock. The Crusaders quickly rebounded with eight in a row over the ensuing three minutes to go back up by a 42-41 score.

Marty Hill’s strong second half of play continued when he reeled off eight points in a row to put the lead back in the Aces’ hands for good. Noah Frederking added a triple to make it a 52-44 UE lead inside of six minutes remaining. Shamar Givance, who had eight points and five assists, pushed the lead to double figures for the first time in the final two minutes before it went final by a 64-53 score.

“We just came together and stayed with it,” Marty Hill explained after the game. “We fought and stuck with it the entire game. Once we picked up the pace, we were able to do well.”

Both squads finished the game shooting 42.9% (21-of-49). Evansville finished with a 35-28 edge on the boards with Riley leading all players with 12.

Evansville will take to the road for its next two games. The Aces will be in Terre Haute on Wednesday to face Indiana State before traveling to Carbondale next Saturday to face Southern Illinois.


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