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Wednesday, March 6, 2019

* Important Weinbach Road Diet Schedule Changes

Important Weinbach Road Diet Schedule changes have been announced:

Spring Break - March 11-15
The entrances to the Hale Hall/Powell Hall and Koch Center parking lots will be closed during Spring Break as they are removed and replaced. The exit to the Hale Hall drive is not a part of this work and will be used temporarily to access the Hale Hall parking lot. As such, parking along the drive will not be allowed during this time.

Summer - June 3 - 28 
The west and east sidewalks along Weinbach from Lincoln to Walnut will both be replaced and the intersection of Lincoln and Weinbach will be completely closed during this time.


Upcoming Events

* Delta Omega Zeta's Break the Floor

Delta Omega Zeta will be hosting Break the Floor: A 2000's Remix on March 29, at 6:00 p.m. in Room 162 in the Schroeder School of Business Building. Everyone is invited to come partake in a friendly karaoke competition. No skills required! Not comfortable singing in front of a crowd? You can be part of the audience and participate in various mini-games and win prizes that way as well! Come visit our tables in Ridgway University Center on March 25, 27, and 29 from 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. to learn more, or contact Delta Omega Zeta's philanthropy chair, Jessica Elmore, at with any questions.

Submitted by Jessica Elmore

* A Night Among the Stars - A Prom for the Aging Population

The University of Evansville's leadership academy is hosting a prom for the "aging population" on Sunday, March 31, in Eykamp Hall, Ridgway University Center.

Arrival time is between 1:00 and 1:30 p.m., and the fun begins at 1:30. From dancing to games, this will be a great time you won't want to miss! (Snacks and beverages provided)

The theme is Hollywood Glam, so feel free to dress up or however you feel comfortable!

This event is free and open to the entire community. However, spots are limited, so RSVP ASAP.

Email or call 219-306-7605 for questions or concerns.

Submitted by Keelan Coker

* "Ashes to Go" available Wednesday afternoon

Is your Wednesday schedule slammed? Don't have time to attend an Ash Wednesday service? Then "Ashes to Go" is the ideal way to begin the season of Lent in a way that fits your schedule. John Wesley Minister and assistant chaplain, Keith Turner, will be in Ridgway University Center Wednesday afternoon between 1:30-2:30 p.m. for the imposition of ashes. Feel free to drop by for this meaningful and quick way to kick off the season of Lent. 

Submitted by Keith Turner 

* Ash Wednesday Service in Neu Chapel: Wednesday at 12:15 p.m.

The campus community is invited to begin the season of Lent in Neu Chapel at our Ash Wednesday service at 12:15 p.m. This meaningful, 30-minute service will contain beautiful music, inspiring readings and prayers, a brief reflection, and the imposition of ashes. All are welcome to begin this holy season in community as we gather to worship and pray together. 

Submitted by Keith Turner

* Medical Spanish Practice

Medical Spanish practice is designed to help students practice communication skills in Spanish for medical settings. Students may arrive and leave at any time. The next session is this Wednesday, March 6, from 5:30-7:00 p.m. in Room 73 in the Schroeder School of Business Building. Please contact associate professor of Spanish Diana Rodríguez Quevedo at for more details. ¡Nos vemos el miércoles!

Submitted by Diana Rodríguez Quevedo 

* Catholic Ash Wednesday Mass

Join the Newman Club this Wednesday, March 6, at 5:00 p.m. in Neu Chapel to celebrate Ash Wednesday Mass! Bishop Siegel will be the celebrant. We will have dinner following Mass. Help us kick off the Lenten season!

Submitted by Michaela Kunkler

* I-House: Inner Peace this Wednesday in Eykamp Hall

Purple Aces! At this week's I-House, you will have the opportunity to relax and find your inner peace, so that you can start Spring Break in the right mindset! There will be yoga and meditation sessions, followed by an origami lesson! We will also be providing tea! We hope to see you on Wednesday, March 6, at 7:00 p.m. in Eykamp Hall, Room 251, on the second floor of Ridgway University Center. If you bring a friend who has not been to I-House before, you have the chance of winning a prize! 

Submitted by Megan Sicard

* Disability Awareness Movie Event: Wonder

In recognition of Disability Awareness Month, Disability Services will be showing the movie, Wonder, on Thursday, March 7 at 6:00 p.m. in Eykamp Hall, Room 252, Ridgway University Center. This is a heartwarming film that addresses the importance of acceptance, diversity, and inclusivity. Please join us for the movie, short discussion, and lots of popcorn!

Submitted by Sarah O'Leary

* Professor Byrne to speak at March Andiron Lecture

University of Evansville associate professor of history Daniel Byrne will be the speaker for the Andiron Lecture on Wednesday, March 6, in Eykamp Hall, room 252, Ridgway University Center. The lecture starts at 4:00 p.m. A social gathering with beverages begins at 3:45 p.m. This event is free and open to the public.

Byrne’s topic will be “Cautiously Confronting Colonialism: The United States and Decolonizing Africa, 1962-1990."

Byrne focuses his teaching on United States history since the American Civil War, with a focus on the United States in the world. Additionally, he teaches a seminar on African decolonization, which combines his research in United States foreign policy with the nationalist perspectives on the end of European empires in Africa. His original research focused on the United States response to the Algerian war of independence and has expanded to cover the decolonization of French West Africa.

With the conclusion of the Algerian war of independence and the decolonization of much of British and French Africa, the United States sought to reshape its response to the remainder of decolonizing Africa and to confront the white-ruled states of Rhodesia, Namibia, and South Africa. As the American Civil Rights movement scored significant victories at home, it began to place increased pressures on US policy abroad. However, Cold War considerations limited America’s willingness to directly confront colonialism or to support nationalist independence movements. Consequently, the United States became slowly drawn into conflicts that placed its foreign policy at odds with its publicly declared support for democracy, self-determination, and racial equality.

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


Info You Should Know

* University of Evansville Animal Policy

The University strives to provide a safe, non-threatening (as well as a healthy and welcoming) environment for all students, faculty, and staff, as well as visitors to campus. Animals on campus pose a special set of challenges for a campus that has residential, instructional, and recreational spaces used by a variety of people.

The guidelines for bringing animals onto campus have been designed to balance the interests of animal owners with those of other members of our community. These guidelines are intended to continue providing an educational and residential environment that respects the needs and concerns of all members of our community with respect to animals on campus.

Read the full animal policy online. 

* Graduate - did you miss Commencement Central?

If you're a Spring graduate and missed both the Commencement Central events, you still can pick up your cap and gown in the UE Bookstore during store hours. You may also still order graduation announcements for the special day as well. HOWEVER, if you are a MASTERS or DOCTORAL grad, you need to come to the UE Bookstore as soon as possible and get those garments ordered. Masters and Doctoral garments are custom made and require additional time to come in. Don't delay if making sure you have everything ready to go for graduation!

Submitted by Doug Gustwiller

* Residence Life summer assistant information session

Are you interested in learning more about being a Residence Life summer assistant? Come to our information session on Wednesday, March 6, at 8:00 Eykamp Hall, Room 253, Ridgway University Center, to learn more! Questions can be directed to Greg O'Connor at

Submitted by Greg O'Connor

* TIAA individual counseling sessions

The TIAA-CREF representative will be on the UE campus for individual counseling sessions on Thursday, March 7 and Tuesday, March 19. 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

* The Writing on the Wall: A Salute to Women History

The Office of Diversity Initiatives would like to invite all student and staff to celebrate Women’s History Month with a new initiative at the Diversity Resource Center. We invite you to bring bios or profiles of events that highlight accomplishments of women to be displayed on the walls in the Diversity House.

Women have made countless contributions to history and we would like everyone to have an opportunity to share their favorite moments.

This project will begin March 4 and posting will be available for display until March 27. The display will stay up until April 1. The Diversity Resource Centers hours are from 9:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m., Mondays through Thursdays, and 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. on Fridays. A volunteer will be there to assist you in your posting. Feel free to come to the house and view any time during business hours.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Darrion Culler, assistant director of diversity initiatives.

Submitted by Darrion Culler 

* Residence Life summer assistants application now available!

Are you interested in a summer job on-campus? Apply to be a Residence Life summer assistant! We are looking for students who are interested in customer service, event planning, and community building. To apply, go to UEngage under Forms and fill out our application. Our deadline to apply is March 22!

Submitted by Greg O'Connor

* Call out for drag show performers!

P.R.I.D.E. is still looking for performers for its annual drag show on April 6! Please email if you are interested or have any questions!

As always, UE P.R.I.D.E. meets weekly meeting on Mondays in Room 271 in the Schroeder School of Business Building at 9:00 pm.

Submitted by

* MC needed for Drag Show!

P.R.I.D.E. is still looking for at least two people to MC/host its annual drag show on April 6! Please email if you are interested or have any questions!

As always, P.R.I.D.E. meets weekly on Mondays at 9:00 p.m. in Room 271 in the Schroeder School of Business Building. 

Submitted by

* 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.

* Hiring summer counselors for Engineering OPTIONS Camps

What is OPTIONS?
• Every summer UE offers camps that introduce middle school boys and girls and high school girls to disciplines within engineering and computer science via hands-on activities and field trips.

WHO can be a counselor?
• Current College of Engineering and Computer Science students (or other STEM majors) who want to participate in an outreach program that supports diversity in STEM, allows you to demonstrate your motivation to hold a leadership position, and encourages people to explore STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) fields.

WHEN and WHERE are the camps?
• High School Girls - June 9-14 (residential camp)
• Middle School Girls - June 16-19 (residential camp)
• Middle School Boys - June 24-28 (day camp)
• All camps are held on the UE campus

Other Information
• The counselor position is a paid position for all camps.
• All counselors will be helping lead various activities, assisting faculty-led workshops, and inspiring young people.
• The residential camps for girls will include room and board during the duration of the camp.  Counselors will be staying in a dorm with the campers.

HOW to apply?
• If you are interested in being a counselor, please apply in person in Koch Center 250 or email by no later than Friday, March 8. 

* Free lunch! Have suggestions for Chartwells?

Have feedback for Chartwells? Join the Food Advisory Board! The Food Advisory Board is a student/staff/faculty board who meets a couple of times a semester to discuss any improvements they would like to see Chartwells make to ensure their best dining experience. We will meet March 26 at 1:00 p.m. in Ridgway University Center and FREE LUNCH will be provided to all participants. If you are interested in signing up, please email Megan King at to reserve your spot today.

Submitted by Megan King

* Opportunities available

Embrace Marketing & Communications, the student-run marketing/communications agency, is now accepting applications for Fall '19/Spring '20.

For more information, e mail

Submitted by Joe Ellsworth

* 2019-20 Margery Florence Kahn Scholarship

2019-20 Margery Florence Kahn Scholarship applications are now available.

It was the desire of the donor, Margery Florence Kahn, that her scholarship be awarded to "dedicated and conscientious students who exhibit a true passion for their chosen fields of study, and who, in the opinion of the members of the University of Evansville faculty, are likely to bring the same enthusiasm into the performance of their jobs or the practice of the professions which they will pursue following graduation."

All University of Evansville full-time undergraduate students who will be juniors or seniors in 2019-20 may apply. An essay of about 300 words must accompany the application, along with two to five faculty recommendation letters.

Applications and recommendation letters are available from the Student Financial Services in Room 106 in Olmsted Hall and should be returned by APRIL 15.

You may also request application materials by emailing

Questions may be sent via email or call 812-488-2364.

Submitted by Trisha Hawkes

* 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



* Biology professors teach for Master Naturalists!

UE biology professors Dale Edwards and Cris Hochwender have reached out to the Evansville community by teaching courses for the Indiana Master Naturalist program. This program brings together natural resource specialists with adult learners to foster an understanding of Indiana's plants, waters, soils and wildlife and to promote volunteer service in local communities. People with a passion for the natural world can take this opportunity to build their knowledge and skills.

Topics of Edwards’ and Hochwender’s classes included the ecological framework for the program and the negative impacts of human activity on natural resources.

Jim Brenneman, emeritus faculty member from the biology department, will teach a class on fungi for the Master Naturalist Program. Hochwender will teach a second class in the program - one on tree identification.

For more information on next year’s Master Naturalist Program, contact Gena Garrett at

* McBride and Lombardo-Graves present at ATE

Assistant professors of education Amy McBride and Mary Lombardo-Graves presented at the 2019 Association of Teacher Educators Annual Meeting in Atlanta, Georgia on February 18. Their presentation was entitled, "From Trinidad with Love: Two educators' journey for cultural competence." It discussed the need for educators to participate in professional development to examine their own intercultural sensitivity in order to increase inclusivity for diverse students in the schools. Cultural immersion provides a powerful method of developing the appreciation of cultural differences necessary to teach and model cultural competency for pre-service teachers. McBride and Lombardo-Graves shared how their attempts to build their own cultural competence through immersion in Trinidad and Tobago, affected the teaching of the pre-service teachers with which they work. 

* Daryl Buente is March 2019 Employee of the Month!

Daryl Buente has been named the University's March 2019 Employee of the Month!

After over 40 years of service to athletics as the equipment manager, Daryl continues to impact the lives of all student athletes.

His passion for the Aces is evident everyday with his willingness to assist anyone on campus and share his pride for UE! Daryl works mostly behind the scenes, but plays a vital role within the athletics department. He also contributes his time and efforts to support the members of Pi Gamma Mu, the social science honor society of which he was a member when he was a student. He truly inspires everyone to think of the greater good of the university. It would be difficult to find a humbler or more hard-working employee who is so full of purple pride than Daryl Buente.

Please stop by to offer him congratulations of receiving the honor of March 2019 Employee of the Month.

Keith Gehlhausen presenting an award to Daryl Buente

* Maass signs with University of Michigan Press

Richard Maass, assistant professor of political science, has signed a contract with the University of Michigan Press for his second book, titled The United States and International Law: Paradoxes of Support across Contemporary Issues. Co-edited with Lucrecia Garcia Iommi of Fairfield University, this volume will examine why the United States leads the creation and enforcement of international law in some areas while refusing to ratify major conventions on others. 


Sympathy to...

* Megan King and family

Our hearts go out to Megan King, assistant director of campus programs/residential coordinator for Morton and Brentano Halls, on the loss of her father, Michael King, on March 2. Love and prayers to Megan and her family during this time.

Visitation is Thursday, March 7 from 3:00 - 8:00 p.m. and Friday, March 8 from 9:00 to 10:30 a.m. at Ratterman's Funeral Home in Louisville, KY. Mass is Friday, March 8, at 11:00 a.m. at the Church of the Epiphany in Louisville, KY.

Submitted by Kelly Bargeloh


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