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Monday, March 18, 2019

* Student Financial Services: One-stop for scholarships, financial aid, billing, and payment planning.

In order to better serve our students, offices on the first floor of Olmsted Administration Hall were rearranged over Spring Break. 

The Office of the Registrar has moved into the space previously occupied by the Office of Financial Aid at the west end of the first floor of Olmsted Administration Hall, room 116. 

Those in the new Student Financial Services division are now housed together in the space at the east end, room 106. This division provides guidance and personalized assistance through the financial aid process and proactively assists families with payment options. 

Student Financial Services is a one-stop shop for:
• Financial Aid counseling
• FAFSA filing information
• Scholarships
• Overall tuition and price calculations
• Billing and invoices
• Payment plan options
• Student loans and student loan counseling
• Check cashing
• Loan exit counseling
• Veterans benefits

Learn more about Student Financial Services online. 

* Share Your UE Story!

What makes UE special? Yes, we have award-winning programs and a beautiful campus. But it’s the people - the members of the UE family - who make the University of Evansville the special place that it is.

Fill out this simple questionnaire to share your UE story or the story of an outstanding student or faculty member you know. Then, we’ll feature it on the UE website, social media, and maybe even select print publications to tell the world about all the great things our Aces are doing!

Don’t forget to submit a photo, too. We’re looking for pics of you in Aces gear, at your favorite spot on campus, or doing anything else that illustrates your UE experience.


Upcoming Events

* Civil rights activist Isra Chaker to speak on Thursday

Isra Chaker, civil right activist, campaigning expert, and public speaker, will be at the University of Evansville on Thursday, April 4, to present “College Students Rise Up: Advocation in the Trump Era, Dismantling the Misconceptions of Refugees, the Muslim Ban, and Breaking down Stereotypes on National Television.” The event, which is free and open to the public, is from 7:00-8:00 p.m. in Eykamp Hall in Ridgway University Center.

Chaker serves as the refugee campaign lead at Oxfam, one of the leading international NGOs in the world. In this position, she uses her campaign expertise to manage Oxfam’s campaign, that advocates for vulnerable people such as refugees, asylees, and temporary protected status (TPS) holders. The campaign also opposes discriminatory policies such as the Muslim bans.

Being personally impacted by the Muslim ban, and not being able to reunite with her extended family in Syria, Chaker is passionate in her work in reuniting families and advocating for vulnerable people. Recently, she was a featured speaker at the national #FamiliesBelongTogether March in Washington, DC, an event which drew over 40,000 people.

One of Chaker’s infamous projects that went viral in 2017 was bringing refugees to President Trump’s childhood home in Queens, New York, to share their experiences and their “American Dream.”

Chaker has been interviewed and featured on Democracy Now with Amy Goodman, NowThis, AJ+, ABC News, Al Jazeera, CNN, the Associated Press, VICE News, the Washington Post, and more.

Chaker was appointed Global Ambassador for the United Nations Relief and Works Agency USA (UNRWA) for her invaluable contributions in raising awareness and funds for their projects supporting refugee assistance.

In addition, Chaker was recently chosen as an ICON for the "We The Future" campaign by Amplifier, which recognizes 10 young activists from across the country in their leading work on current social justice issues affecting humanity. Chakra was chosen to represent the refugee and immigration justice theme, known as "We the Future, will not be Banned." She is the only Muslim in the campaign, and her art work, as well as a curriculum she designed to break down the stereotypes and misconceptions of Muslims, refugees and immigrants, will be taught in over 20,000 schools across the United States this academic year.

Event contact: LaNeeca Williams

* Mary Stewart Adams to speak at UE's R. Wayne Perkins Lecture

The University of Evansville’s fourth annual R. Wayne Perkins Lecture Series is planned for Friday, March 29 through Monday, April 1. This year’s speaker is Mary Stewart Adams, star lore historian, storyteller, author, and global advocate for starry skies.

Adams lectures using a humanities-based approach to understanding the celestial world and the cultural influence of astronomy. She speaks about our relationship to the night sky and why it matters that we are losing direct access to the natural dark. Adams led the team that established the 9th international dark sky park in the world in 2011. She has received numerous honors including Dark Sky Advocate of the Year, Environmentalist of the Year, and Dark Sky Defender.

All of the events listed below are free and open to the public.

Friday, March 29
Room 73, Schroeder School of Business Building, University of Evansville
3:00 p.m.
History 290 class

Saturday, March 30
Koch Planetarium, Evansville Museum of Art, History, and Science
2:00 p.m.
Mary Stewart Adams to speak

Sunday, March 31
Trinity United Methodist Church, 213 SE 3rd Street, Evansville, Indiana
9:30 a.m., Sunday Service and 10:45 a.m., Wesley Advocates Class Session

Monday, April 1
Room 100, Koch Center for Engineering and Science, University of Evansville
Astronomy 101 class

The annual R. Wayne Perkins Lectures, sponsored by UE’s Office of Religious Life, bring together religion scholars, theologians, and church leaders to explore biblical and theological questions relevant to our common life together. The lectures are intended to be public in nature, engage a broad gathering of world views, and help inform the complexities of theological understanding within contemporary life. The Perkins Lectures are made possible by the generosity of private donors and the Lilly Endowment Inc., and are designed to generate and foster sustained theological reflection among UE students and alumni, clergy, and the larger community.

* Paddy Murphy Pageant benefiting Chemo Buddies on Friday!

Sigma Alpha Epsilon will be having its annual Paddy Murphy Pageant benefiting Chemo Buddies on Friday, March 22, at 7:30 p.m. in Eykamp Hall, Ridgway University Center. The Paddy Murphy Pageant features several members of various organizations across campus who show-off their talents. The Legend of Paddy Murphy will also be told. Tickets will be sold in Ridgway University Center for $5 this week and for $7 at the event.

For more information, contact Marcus Gahagen ( or Reid McIntire (

Thank you for supporting Chemo Buddies!

Chemo Buddies

Chemo Buddies is a non-profit organization that provides a group of compassionate volunteers who serve cancer patients while they are in the treatment room receiving chemotherapy.

Submitted by Austin Hopf

* PA students plan fundraiser with Evansville Thunderbolts

This Saturday, March 23, the UE PA Class of 2019 will be selling pucks as a fundraiser at the Evansville Thunderbolt game! They would love if you would come out and support them!

There are many great things happening at this game:

- Doors open at 6:00 p.m. and game starts at 7:15 p.m. There will be a band in the lobby during pre-game.

- They will be giving away a free team photo to everyone coming in to the game.

- The pucks will be chucked on the ice during the second intermission. People will have the chance to win a number of prizes, including a $100 pizza party from Dominos.

Submitted by Haley Vos

* Unger to speak at SIAM Student Chapter Talk Series

UE professor of mechanical and civil engineering David Unger will give a talk to the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) chapter on March 19. The lecture will begin at noon in Room 126, Koch Center for Engineering and Science. The title of Unger's lecture is "Free Streamline Hydrodynamic Analogy for a Linear Elastic Antiplane Slot Problem with Perfectly Plastic Ligaments at Its Ends.''

The abstract of his talk is as follows:
It is shown that a two-dimensional analogy exists between an inviscid incompressible fluid flow around two finite-length flat plates (Riabouchinsky problem) and that of a straight slot cut in a linear elastic plate having rounded ends that are on the verge of yielding plastically. For the plates, a uniform flow at infinity is assumed in a direction perpendicular to the side-by-side parallel lines that constitute the two-dimensional geometry of the plates. Correspondingly, the slot has a boundary condition at infinity of a uniform shear traction in the antiplane direction. In the fluid flow problem, two free streamlines form at both ends of the flat plates, while in the slotted plate problem, the rounded ends of the traction-free slot surfaces constitute ligaments of perfectly plastic material. The specific shape of the rounded ends of the slot problem can be inferred by analogy with the fluid flow problem.

Submitted by Pengcheng Xiao

* 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 20, 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 

* Safe Zone Training for STEM offered this Friday

A Safe Zone Ally Training Workshop will be offered at the upcoming Illinois Indiana Section meeting of the American Society for Engineering Education. The workshop will take place on March 22, starting at 5:00 p.m. While this workshop is geared toward STEM faculty, all are welcome, and you need not register for the ASEE conference to attend!

Where do I sign up?
Email Peter Schmidt at:

What is a Safe Zone Ally Training workshop?
Safe Zone Ally Training workshops are interactive training sessions that seek to raise awareness for LGBTQ inclusion in STEM and create a visible network of allies to foster a supportive atmosphere for LGBTQ individuals.

These workshops are hosted by the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) and are funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) through Grant Nos. EEC-1539140 and EEC-1748499.

What will I learn?
Participants in these research-informed workshops will:
• Develop an understanding of LGBTQ concepts and terminology
• Develop an awareness of biases
• Understand LGBTQ issues
• Recognize discrimination and privilege

Why should I attend?
Despite recent advances in equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) individuals in the United States, students and faculty on college campuses still experience harassment, exclusionary behavior and discrimination. Progress in STEM departments has been slower than in other disciplines. Safe Zone Ally Training workshops seek to create a network of engineering and STEM faculty with the awareness, knowledge and skills to create a more inclusive environment for LGBTQ faculty and students.

Where can I learn more?
You can learn more about ASEE Safe Zone Ally Training workshops and additional efforts to increase LGBTQ equity and inclusion in STEM at

Submitted by Peter Schmidt

* Physical Therapy Club Meeting!

Reminder- the Physical Therapy Club is meeting on Tuesday, March 19, at 5:00 p.m. at the Stone Center. We are going to have a great guest speaker that you are not going to want to miss. If you need directions to the Stone Center, please feel free to ask anyone on the board. 

Submitted by Stephanie Snodgrass

* Lolly's Pop Bars at part-time fair

Pop on over to the part-time job fair on the first floor of Ridgway University Center on Wednesday, March 20, from 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Free Lolly’s Pop Bars for students attending the event!

Submitted by Alison Morris-McDonald

* Creating a Culture of Empathy workshop

A workshop, "Creating a Culture of Empathy," is set for Wednesday, April 10, from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. at the Stone Family Center for Health Sciences, Downtown Evansville: Students, faculty, staff, and administrators at UE can attend the workshop at the $45 rate. To register, please select the student rate at:

Empathy is the ability to understand and communicate the feelings of another. On a daily basis we have interactions with colleagues, clients, patients, employees, cashiers, friends, and family, but do we truly have an understanding of their feelings? Understanding and modeling empathy is vital to making us better leaders and human beings. This workshop introduces the theory through interactive design activities that will enhance the empathy in adults.

Submitted by Lindsay Roberts

* Residence hall room selection meeting

Information meetings about the residence hall room selection process will be held on Monday, March 18, 2019 at 4:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. in Eykamp Hall, Room 252, Ridgway University Center. Come find out how you can reserve a room in either your same residence hall or a different residence hall for next year. Additional information can be found on the residence life website at

Submitted by Brian Conner

* Edwards to speak at Science with a Twist

Dale Edwards, professor of biology, will be the guest speaker at the March Science with a Twist lecture. Science with a Twist is a science outreach program that invites local scientists to speak about a topic in science of interest to them. The lecture is Wednesday, March 20, at 6:30 p.m. at Bokeh Lounge, 1007 Parrett Street at Haynie’s Corner. The topic of Edwards' lecture will be "Freshwater Mussels of North America: Stories of Pearls, Peril, and Providence." The event is free and open to the public.

* Stephen Crowley to speak at UE's Crick Lecture on March 20

Stephen Crowley, associate professor of philosophy at Boise State University, will be the guest speaker for the University of Evansville’s annual Crick Lecture in the Cognitive and Neural Sciences. The lecture is Wednesday, March 20 at 4:00 p.m. in the Vectren Lecture Hall, Room 100, in the Koch Center for Engineering and Science. This event is free and open to the public.

The topic of Crowley’s lecture will be “Is There a Virtue in Honesty? Personality Psychology Meets Virtue Ethics.”

Crowley’s areas of academic interest include epistemology, philosophy of science, history and sociology of science, philosophy of mind/psychology, philosophy of logic, early modern philosophy.

Crowley earned his PhD in Philosophy from Indiana University. He grew up in Adelaide, South Australia, and graduated from the University of Adelaide where he focused on the study of logic. He moved to the United States to pursue graduate studies. His areas of academic interest and study include epistemology, philosophy of science, history and sociology of science, philosophy of mind/psychology, philosophy of logic, early modern philosophy.

* This Week in Music: Zifer/Steinsultz Faculty Recital and Student Recitals

Zifer/Steinsultz Faculty Recital
Tuesday, March 19
7:30 p.m., Wheeler Concert Hall

On Tuesday, March 19, at 7:30 pm, UE music professors Timothy Zifer (trumpet) and Kenneth Steinsultz (euphonium) will give a joint recital. The program will feature works by Mahler, Reger, Rachmaninoff, Jacob, Turrin, Ewazen, and Arutiunian. Anne Fiedler (piano) and the Shepard Brass will be joining them on several pieces.

The concert is free and open to the public. For complete program information, visit the music department concert calendar.

Student Recitals
Saturday, March 23
1:00 and 2:30 p.m.
Wheeler Concert Hall

Kierra Haight, flute, senior recital, Wheeler Concert Hall, 1:00 p.m.

Yida Zhong, violin, senior recital, Wheeler Concert Hall, 2:30 p.m.

Submitted by James Sullivan

* Part-time job fair this week

Need a part-time or summer job? Drop by and meet with area employers at the Summer & Part-Time Job Fair set for Wednesday, March 20, from 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. on the first floor of Ridgway University Center.

Business casual attire recommended. Bring many copies of your résumé.

Submitted by Alison Morris-McDonald

* Monarchs and Milkweeds Changelab Lecture on March 30

The Monarchs and Milkweeds Changelab will be giving a presentation about their work this semester at Audubon State Park on Saturday, March 30. 

Submitted by Caitlin Caldwell

* Albion and EPD detective present program on domestic and sexual violence and stalking

Albion Fellows Bacon Center, along with a detective with the Evansville Police Department, will be holding an informative presentation on domestic and sexual violence as well as stalking. These experts in the field will give us information on what these types of violence entail as well as ways to protect ourselves and support those we love.

This program is on Wednesday, March 20, from 5:00-6:00 p.m. in Eykamp Hall, Rooms 253-254, in Ridgway University Center.

Submitted by Jennifer Hargus

* Tuesday Night Recharge Mass

Join the Newman Club this Tuesday, March 19, at 8:00 p.m. in Neu Chapel to celebrate a Catholic Mass! Fr. Raab will be the celebrant. All are welcome!

Submitted by Michaela Kunkler


Changemaker Corner

* Pitch Your idea to Make Evansville more fun and exciting!

The first ever Community Changemaker Challenge is underway, and EVERYONE is invited to pitch their idea on how to improve our city. Folks of all ages and walks of life are welcome to form a team. The top 4 teams will win $1,000 in cash and pitch their idea to a panel of community investors. A 60-second video is due on April 8 by midnight. Learn more.

Submitted by Cindy Kelley

* Want to make a difference? Start now!

Want to make a difference in your community - or even the world? Start now by proposing your own ChangeLab project. Class credit and financial support is available, and your idea can help nonprofits, for-profit businesses, or civic projects.

Submit your idea for the Spring 2020 semester here by noon on Monday, April 1:


Spots are limited, apply early!

For more info on ChangeLab, visit

Submitted by Cindy Kelley


Info You Should Know

* A Salute to Women's History: Aretha Franklin

Aretha Franklin was born in Memphis, Tennessee, on March 25, 1942, to Baptist preacher Reverend Clarence La Vaughan "C. L." Franklin and Barbara Siggers Franklin, a gospel singer. She was the fourth of five children. Franklin's parents separated by the time she was six, and four years later her mother succumbed to a heart attack. Guided by C. L.'s preaching assignments, the family relocated to Detroit, Michigan. C. L. eventually landed at New Bethel Baptist Church, where he gained national renown as a preacher.

Aretha Franklin's musical gifts became apparent at an early age. Largely self-taught, she was regarded as a child prodigy. A gifted pianist with a powerful voice, Franklin got her start singing in front of her father's congregation. By the age of 14, she had recorded some of her earliest tracks at his church, which were released by a small label as the album Songs of Faith in 1956. She also performed with C. L.'s traveling revival show and, while on tour, befriended gospel greats such as Mahalia Jackson, Sam Cooke and Clara Ward.

After a brief hiatus, Franklin returned to performing and followed heroes such as Cooke and Dinah Washington into pop and blues territory. In 1960, with her father's blessing, Franklin traveled to New York, where after being courted by several labels, including Motown and RCA, she signed with Columbia Records, who released the album Aretha in 1961.Though two tracks from Aretha would make the R&B Top 10, a bigger success came that same year with the single "Rock-a-bye Your Baby with a Dixie Melody," which crossed over to No. 37 on the pop charts.

But while Franklin enjoyed moderate results with her recordings over the next few years, they failed to fully showcase her immense talent. In 1966 she and her new husband and manager, Ted White, decided a move was in order, and Franklin signed to Atlantic. Producer Jerry Wexler immediately shuttled Franklin to the Florence Alabama Musical Emporium (FAME) recording studios.

Backed by the legendary Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section — which included session guitarists Eric Clapton and Duane Allman - Aretha recorded the single "I Never Loved a Man (The Way I Love You)."

Hitting her stride in 1967 and 1968, Franklin churned out a string of hit singles that would become enduring classics, showcasing Franklin's powerful voice and gospel roots in a pop framework.

In 1967, the album I Never Loved a Man (The Way I Love You) was released, and the first song on the album, "Respect" — an empowered cover of an Otis Redding track — reached No. 1 on both the R&B and pop charts and won Aretha her first two Grammy Awards.

She also had Top 10 hits with "Baby I Love You,'' "Think," "Chain of Fools,'' "I Say a Little Prayer," "(Sweet Sweet Baby) Since You've Been Gone" and "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman."

Franklin's chart dominance soon earned her the title Queen of Soul, while at the same time she also became a symbol of black empowerment during the Civil Rights Movement.

In 1968 Franklin was enlisted to perform at the funeral of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. during which she paid tribute to her father's fallen friend with a heartfelt rendition of "Precious Lord." Later that year, she was also selected to sing the national anthem to begin the Democratic National Convention in Chicago.

Amidst this newfound success, Franklin experienced upheaval in her personal life, and she and White divorced in 1969. But this did not slow Franklin's steady rise, and the new decade brought more hit singles, including "Don't Play That Song," "Spanish Harlem" and her cover of Simon & Garfunkel's "Bridge Over Troubled Waters."

Spurred by Mahalia Jackson's passing and a subsequent resurgence of interest in gospel music, Franklin returned to her musical origins for the 1972 album Amazing Grace, which sold more than 2 million copies and went on to become the best-selling gospel album at the time.

Franklin's success continued throughout the 1970s, as she branched out to work with producers such as Curtis Mayfield and Quincy Jones and expanded her repertoire to include rock and pop covers. Along the way, she took home eight consecutive Grammy Awards for Best R&B Female Vocal Performance, the last coming for her 1974 single "Ain't Nothing Like the Real Thing."

But by 1975, Franklin's sound was fading into the background with the onset of the disco craze, and an emerging set of young black singers, such as Chaka Khan and Donna Summer, began to eclipse Franklin's career.

She did, however, find a brief respite from slumping sales with the 1976 soundtrack to the Warner Brothers film Sparkle - which topped the R&B charts and made the Top 20 in pop — as well as an invitation to perform at the 1977 presidential inauguration of Jimmy Carter. In 1978 she also married actor Glynn Turman.

A string of chart failures ended Franklin's relationship with Atlantic in 1979. The same year, her father was hospitalized after a burglary attempt in his home left him in a coma. As her popularity waned and her father's health declined, Franklin was also saddled with a massive bill from the IRS.

However, a cameo in the 1980 film The Blues Brothers helped Franklin revive her flagging career. Performing "Think'' alongside comedians John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd exposed her to a new generation of R&B lovers, and she soon signed to Arista Records.

Her new label released 1982's Jump To It, an album that enjoyed huge success on the R&B charts and earned Franklin a Grammy nomination. Two years later, she endured a divorce from Turman as well as the death of her father.

In 1985 Franklin returned to the top of the charts with a smash-hit album: the polished pop record Who's Zoomin' Who? Featuring the single "Freeway of Love," as well as a collaboration with the popular rock band The Eurythmics, the record became Aretha's biggest-selling album yet.

Her follow-up, 1986's Aretha, also charted well and eventually went gold, and her duet with British singer George Michael, "I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me),'' hit No. 1 on the pop charts.

In 1987 Franklin became the first female artist to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and was also awarded an honorary doctorate from the University of Detroit. That same year, she released the album One Lord, One Faith, One Baptism, which won the Grammy for Best Soul Gospel Performance.

Following another relatively quiet period in her career, in 1993, Franklin was invited to sing at the inauguration of Bill Clinton, and the following year she received both a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award and Kennedy Center Honors. She would also be the focus of multiple documentaries and tributes as the decade progressed.

Nearing its conclusion, Franklin reprised her former role in Blues Brothers 2000, released the gold-selling "A Rose Is Still a Rose" and stood in for Luciano Pavarotti, who was too ill to accept his Lifetime Achievement Award, with her rendition of "Nessun Dorma" commanding stellar reviews.

In 2003 Franklin released her final studio album on Arista, So Damn Happy, and left the label to found Aretha Records. Two years later, she was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom and became the second woman ever to be inducted into the UK Music Hall of Fame.

In 2008 she received her 18th Grammy Award for "Never Gonna Break My Faith" — a collaboration with Mary J. Blige — and was tapped to sing at the 2009 presidential inauguration of Barack Obama.

With 18 Grammys under her belt, Franklin is one of the most honored artists in Grammy history, ranked among the likes of Alison Krauss, Adele and Beyoncé Knowles. In 2011 Franklin released her first album on her own label, A Woman Falling Out of Love.

To support the project, she performed several concerts, including a two-night stint at the famed Radio City Music Hall in New York. With fans and critics alike impressed with her performances, she successfully proved that the Queen of Soul still reigned supreme.

On August 12, 2018, it was reported that a "gravely ill" Franklin was bedridden in her Detroit home, surrounded by family and friends. As news of her condition spread, more luminaries paid a visit to express their well wishes, including Stevie Wonder and Jesse Jackson.

Four days later, on the morning of August 16, Franklin succumbed to her illness, which her family revealed to be pancreatic cancer.

A public viewing was held later that month at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History in Detroit, with fans camping out overnight for the chance to pay their respects to the iconic singer. Her televised funeral was set to be held at the city's Greater Grace Temple on August 31, with Wonder, Chaka Khan and Jennifer Hudson among the scheduled performers, and Jackson, Bill Clinton and Smokey Robinson highlighting the list of speakers.

Submitted by Darrion Culler

* Upset by what you've seen on the news? Help immigrants in a concrete way!

Please stop by the Catholic Relief Services table in Ridgway University Center on Thursday, March 21 between 11:00 a.m.-noon or between 5:00-7:00 p.m. to learn about migration issues and write letters to representatives. We'll have supplies and information ready, so it should only take a few minutes. Studies have shown that writing letters to your representatives by hand is the most effective way to communicate with them - writing letters can make a huge difference! There will also be a raffle at the table. Please email if you'd like to get more involved in the Newman Club's migration initiative.

Submitted by Michaela Kunkler

* RecycleMania - Last two weeks!

The 2019 RecycleMania tournament is down to the final two weeks! The competition, which encourages waste reduction and recycling on campuses nationwide, ends March 30.

UE is one of many schools participating this year. UE will compete in several weight-based categories that measure recycling and waste reduction per capita, as well as overall campus recycling weights as a percentage of total waste generated.

RecycleMania is about more than simply winning. It is a time to engage the entire campus community in awareness and action to reduce waste, recycle more, and protect the environment. What to recycle and locations can be found at

Submitted by Amber Elkins

* File the 2019-20 FAFSA by April 15th

File the 2019-20 FAFSA by April 15 at

Continuing students should file the 2019-20 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to apply for federal, state and University need-based financial aid, including all federal student loans. UE's FAFSA code is 001795.

Filing by April 15 is essential for Indiana residents to receive state aid, and highly recommended for all.

Questions regarding the FAFSA should be directed to the Student Financial Services (Olmsted Administration Hall, Room 106) at 812-488-2364.

Submitted by Trisha Hawkes

* March 2019 risk management tip!

Travelers Indemnity Company states that slips, trips, and falls are a major cause of injury that occurs to both visitors and employees. The National Safety Council estimates that 25,000 slip, trip, and fall accidents occur daily in the USA. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), slips, trips and falls on the same level are the second leading cause of injury in the workplace. Falls on the same level are estimated by the BLS to cost $6.9 billion annually. Slips, trips and falls can occur in any business, but are of particular concern to businesses with considerable public and employee foot traffic such as those in retail, medical and service industries, such as higher education. In fact, approximately 40% of UE’s worker’s compensation incidents are due to slips, trips and falls.

So, what can you do to make a positive impact?

1) Be aware of your immediate surroundings
2) Wear comfortable, properly fitting non-slip shoes
3) Be aware of the type of surface you are walking on and its condition
4) Adjust to environmental and walking surface conditions
5) Pay attention to “Wet Floor” warning signs to warn of known hazards
6) Practice Good Housekeeping
7) Keep walkways and hallways free of debris, clutter and obstacles
8) Only carry items that allow you to see clearly where you are going
9) Use handrails when going up or down stairs and not skip steps
10) Eliminate or minimize distractions while walking, such as looking at your cell phone

Report unsafe conditions to Office of Safety and Security (812-488-2051).

Submitted by Kim Winsett

* Anything ACES Sale at UE Bookstore

Now through the end of March! Get 33% OFF all merchandise in the UE Bookstore that has either the ACES logo or the Shooting A logo on it in any form. The logos that qualify are displayed below.

Old Aces Logos

The discount is off the original price of the merchandise and cannot be combined with any other discount. Also check out clearance and other items specially priced for a spring clearance. Items are sure to go fast, so hurry to the UE Bookstore and check out the savings.

Submitted by Doug Gustwiller 

* Last chance to register for UE Connect Lunch and Learn: Financial Empowerment

All of campus is invited to attend UE Connect Lunch and Learn: Financial Empowerment on Thursday, March 21, from noon-1:00 p.m. in Eykamp Hall, Rooms 253-255, Ridgway University Center.

Ben Joergens, director of financial empowerment at Old National Bank, will be the speaker.

Joergens is a 2002 graduate of the University of Southern Indiana with a BA in Marketing. He is also a certified financial education instructor and has a demonstrated history of working in the banking industry, with over 19 years of experience with Old National Bank. Currently, Ben is the Director of Financial Empowerment at Old National Bank. In his current role as director of financial empowerment, Joergens is responsible for enhancing the bank's financial literacy initiatives by partnering with schools, colleges, universities, and non-profit and government agencies to address community needs and implement financial empowerment programs based on sound money management skills. Over the years, his many achievements and awards include the 2017 Community Impact Award for ONB's 12 Steps to Financial Success, and the 2017 Financial Education Instructor of the Year.

The session will cover:

• Setting Financial Goals – Learn to set SMART Goals
• Basics of Banking – Top reasons to utilize a financial institution
• Budgeting – Learn how to be in control of your money!
• Saving Money – Who doesn’t want more money?
• Credit – The ins and outs of understanding and building a good credit history and score
• Investments – Start investing when you're young so you can retire early!

Register today by going to:

All registrants will receive a complimentary lunch. 

Submitted by Nichole Coffey

* Summer and fall textbook adoptions

This a reminder to all faculty and departments that Summer I & 2 and Fall 2019 textbook adoptions have been requested by the UE Bookstore with a due date of mid-April. Please submit your adoptions as soon as you can so that the bookstore can begin entering information so that cheaper books can be found. If you have any questions, please contact the UE Bookstore.

Submitted by Doug Gustwiller

* Financial aid for summer courses

If you are seeking financial aid for summer courses at UE, please complete a summer financial aid application, and return to the Office of Student Financial Services (Olmsted 106). The application will allow our office to determine the types of aid for which you may be eligible.

On-campus jobs are available for continuing UE students during the summer. You do not need to be eligible for need-based Federal Work-Study during the academic year in order to apply. You may also apply regardless of your enrollment in summer courses. Applications are available within the Student Employment area of WebAdvisor.

Submitted by Amy Sowders

* Crescent Magazine is hiring

The Crescent - UE's student-ran magazine - is looking for writers, editors, photographers, and designers for the 2019-20 school year. Become a part of our award-winning publication and earn college credit! No experience is necessary. Compensation is available for leadership positions. Contact Tim Young, student media adviser, at or 488.2725.

Submitted by Tim Young

* Students can win free prizes by completing the anonymous diversity on campus survey!

The ChangeLab Team for Diversity of Campus is requesting that students complete an anonymous survey about diversity, equity, and inclusion on campus for a chance to win prizes.

The survey is an opportunity for students to participate in a way to help improve diversity on campus by answering questions that allow them to have a voice about their concerns on issues of diversity, equity and inclusion. The survey will take about 10-15 minutes to complete.

The finished survey will then allow the ChangeLab team to analyze the thoughts and concerns from students at the University of Evansville on these issues and recommend changes to appropriate offices and departments.

Prizes will include $20 gift cards for ACEBucks and UE gear from the bookstore.

The survey link is:

For more information on the survey or how to access the link please contact LaNeeca Williams, chief diversity officer/interim Title IX deputy coordinator, at 812-488-2413 or via email at

Submitted by LaNeeca Williams

* Harlaxton stoles for Graduation

Harlaxton stoles are available in the UE Bookstore for those May graduates that would like to wear one. The cost is $30. 

Submitted by Doug Gustwiller 

* UE offers summer housing

Are you staying in Evansville over the summer? If so, Residence Life is offering summer housing in Schroeder Residence Hall. You can find more information about summer housing online here -

Submitted by Brian Conner

* Call for nominations: Dean of Students Leadership Awards

Nominations are now being accepted for consideration of The Howard S. Rosenblatt “Dean of Students Leadership Awards.” These awards will be presented at the 25th Annual Leadership Awards Reception scheduled for April 24, at 7:00 p.m. Invitations will be prepared by the Center for Student Engagement. 

Awards are presented in the following categories:
• Student Organization Advisor of the Year
• Student Organization of the Year
• Student Leader of the Year

Over 80% of UE students participate in at least one student organization or program. These organizations are successful because of the commitment of the student leaders and the advisors who give freely of their time and support. The recipients of these awards are selected based on their commitment to the University of Evansville as well as the development and success of their efforts within their chosen student organization.

The deadline for nominations is March 25. 

Click on this link to submit your nomination

If you have any questions, please contact the Vice President for Student Affairs/Dean of Students office at 812-488-2500 or by e-mail via

Thank you in advance for celebrating our student leaders’ achievements!

* 2019-20 Dr. Marvin E. Hartig Memorial Scholarship

Family, friends and loved ones of the late Dr. Marvin E. Hartig are pleased to announce the application process for the Dr. Marvin E. Hartig Memorial Scholarship. This scholarship is dedicated to the loving memory of Dr. Hartig, Dean of Evansville College’s Evening College in 1967, and administrator for the Center for Advanced Study, director of the Evansville chapter of the American Institute of Banking (AIB), and the international student advisor. In 1974, Dr. Hartig was appointed Dean of Academic Services. He retired in 1984 after serving his alma mater for thirty-five years and passed away in 2007.

This scholarship will be awarded annually to a deserving sophomore student. Preference will be given to a student working while being enrolled as a full-time student. International students are encouraged to apply.

The application can be found here.

Deadline: Please return all materials to the Office of Student Financial Services by April 26.

The decision will be announced by July 1.

Questions: Trisha Hawkes, administrative assistant to the Office of Student Financial Services, at or 812-488-2364

Submitted by Trisha Hawkes

* Spring Healthy Behavior Challenge

Sign up today for the Spring Healthy Behavior Challenge! Earn additional HRA's credits by successfully completing the challenge. Participants will be tracking exercise and fruits/vegetables consumed. To sign-up, email directly or visit the Employee Health Clinic AceLink page. The challenge is March 18-May19. 

This is an 8-week competition to support a healthy lifestyle.

HRA credits will be issued upon successful fulfillment of some basic healthy behaviors. Employees and insured spouses enrolled in the HRA health insurance program will earn $150 credit. If a credit was earned previously (Summer 2018, or Fall 2018), no additional credit will be issued. Anyone who finishes in the top 4 will receive a $50 gift card regardless of previous gift-card winning status. The challenge begins March 18 and ends May 19. You must submit 8 weeks of data. You can pick up additional pocket-sized logs from the UE Health and Wellness Center. 

1. Eat a combination of 5 fruits and vegetables at least 4 days a week and exercise an average of 120 minutes weekly (your log needs at least 160 fruit/veggie boxes checked and 64 exercise boxes checked).  
2. Check off boxes daily to avoid “guesstimation” later.
3. Additional logs can be picked up from the UE Health and Wellness Center or on AceLink.
4. Return logs to the collection box at the UE Health and Wellness Clinic or email to by May 19.
5. HRA credit will be submitted to Meritain by May 19. 

Submitted by Ashley Chipps

* 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

* 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

* 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



* Economics students attend conference in St. Louis

University of Evansville economics students attended the Midwest Economics Association Conference in St. Louis over Spring break accompanied by David Murphy, UE assistant professor of economics. While there, they interacted with researchers at various universities and at the St. Louis Federal Reserve Bank, networked, and planned research that they will present at upcoming conferences.

Economics Students posing in front of the St. Louis Arch

* UE's Mad Hot Ballroom wins Celebration of Leadership Award

UE's Mad Hot Ballroom program won the Sam Featherstone Award for Projects and Programs at the annual Celebration of Leadership Awards last night hosted by Leadership Evansville. 

Erin Lewis, associate director for the Center for Innovation and Change at UE, is the club's advisor and Joseph Shoup is president.

Ballroom Dancers Performing

Ballroom Dancers bowing

Ballroom Dancers shaking hands




* Aces Baseball Can't Work Brooms on Creighton

After crushing Creighton in the first two games of their series by a combined 18-1, the University of Evansville baseball team had the brooms out for Creighton. However, the Bluejays had other ideas, avoiding the sweep, as the Aces fell 10-4 at Charles H. Braun Stadium Sunday afternoon.

Senior left-hand pitcher Alex Weigand (1-2) got the start for UE and tossed a pair of shutout innings to open the game. However, the Bluejays got to Weigand in the 3rd, putting three runs on the scoreboard. Creighton would tack on two more tallies in the fourth frame, ending Weigand's day. For the game, the senior hurler went 3 2/3 innings, giving up five runs on six hits, three earned, while striking out five and walking one. Junior right-hand reliever Jake McMahill would come in in relief, giving up one run in 2/3 of an inning of work. 

Evansville would finally breakthrough in the fifth inning, as senior left fielder Matt Jones knocked in junior catcher Ben Komonosky with an RBI single to left, cutting the Creighton's lead to 6-1. However, the Bluejays struck for four more runs in the sixth and the Aces were in a 10-1 hole.

UE would attempt a rally in the bottom of the frame, beginning with an RBI single by senior third baseman Sam Troyer, bringing in junior right fielder Troy Beilsmith. Freshman second baseman Danny Borgstrom would  keep the Aces rolling with an RBI single down the right field line, scoring sophomore first baseman Tanner Craig. Sophomore pinch hitter Pete Vaccaro would cap the sixth inning uprising with a run-scoring lace to left, tallying Troyer, cutting the Creighton lead to 10-4. However, that's all the scoring either team would manage, with the Bluejays getting the sweep-avoiding victory.

The loss halts the UE winning streak at four, dropping them to 9-7 on the season. Creighton improves to 8-5.

The Aces are back at home Wednesday night for a non-conference matchup with Eastern Illinois. First pitch from Braun Stadium is set for 6:00 p.m.

* Softball falls to Redbirds in series finale

In a game that saw both offenses clicking on all cylinders, Illinois State took a 16-8 victory over the University of Evansville softball team inside Cooper Stadium on Sunday afternoon. 

With the win, the Redbirds (9-20, 3-0 MVC) swept the 3-game series over the Purple Aces (10-14, 0-3 MVC). Leading the Aces was Lindsay Renneisen, who notched a pair of 2-RBI hits on her way to four runs batted in. Allison Daggett had two RBI while Mea Adams had one.

It was another quick start for the Redbirds, who hit a pair of 2-run shots in the top of the first to take a 4-0 lead.  Evansville had a quick answer, matching the four runs in the bottom of the inning. Katie McLean and Eryn Gould reached base for Lindsay Renneisen, who doubled to center field to score the pair. Bailee Bostic added a 2-run hit of her own, notching an infield single that score two more runs to tie the game.

ISU threatened in the second, drawing two walks, but senior Emily Lockhart came into the game in relief and got two quick strikeouts to keep the game tied. Evansville capitalized in the bottom of the frame when Renneisen struck again. After ISU intentionally walked Gould, Renneisen made them pay, lacing a 2-run double to right-center to give UE its first lead. The Redbirds fought back with a pair in the third that tied it right back up at 6-6.

Mea Adams gave UE the lead right back in the third. After fouling off numerous pitches, she found one she liked and turned it into an RBI double to left that gave Evansville a 7-6 edge. The back-and-forth action continued when ISU retook the lead at 9-7 thanks to three runs in the top of the fourth.

In the fifth, the Redbirds added some insurance thanks to a grand slam by Allison Spence before finishing the day with the 16-8 win in six innings.

UE remains at Cooper Stadium this week, facing UT Martin on Wednesday in a 3:00 p.m. doubleheader before welcoming Loyola to town for a 3-game set next weekend.


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