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Monday, March 25, 2019

* Run, Hide, Fight Active Shooter Drill - Practice "Hide" Only!

In partnership with the Evansville Police Department, an Active Shooter Drill will take place the week of April 1-5. This drill will focus solely on the HIDE element of the exercise, regardless of whether the fictitious event affects your specific location. The drill will be announced to the campus via Ace Alerts and the active shooter audio sirens will sound signaling there is a threatening event.

During the drill: Find a location to shelter-in-place (HIDE), and lock doors or barricade within a particular space. Members of the Evansville Police Department will be stationed inside various buildings to gauge individual responses to the drill, as well as determine how quickly individuals were able to make a decision regarding the HIDE part of the drill. Once the drill is over, another AceAlert will be sent with the announcement to resume normal duties.

Note: The University invested in the purchase of interior locking mechanisms which have been installed in the majority of classrooms, enabling doors to be locked from the inside of the room. The supplier of the locking mechanisms is scheduled to deliver the rest of the locking mechanisms by the end of the spring semester to complete this project. If you are in a room that does not have the ability to be locked, you should consider other options to barricade the door as part of the “hide” element of the exercise. 

The drill will be announced to the campus via Ace Alerts and the active shooter audio sirens will sound signaling there is a threatening event. Additional information about “Run, Hide, Fight” can be found at

* Tornado/severe weather information

As we are moving into spring, it is time to familiarize ourselves with the difference between severe weather watches and warnings and the actions we should take in the event any are issued by the National Weather Service. 

The definitions of watches and warnings are:

Watches – Conditions are favorable or expected but not occurring or imminent.

  • Tornado – Atmospheric conditions are favorable for the development of severe thunderstorms capable of producing tornadoes.
  • Severe thunderstorm – Atmospheric conditions are favorable for the development of severe thunderstorms (i.e. – producing hail at least 1” in diameter and/or 50 knot (58 mph) or greater wind speeds.

Warnings – Conditions are occurring or imminent

  • Tornado – A severe thunderstorm has developed and has either produced a tornado or radar has indicated intense low level rotation in the presence of atmospheric conditions conducive to tornado development.
  • Severe thunderstorm – A severe thunderstorm has developed, capable of producing hail greater than 1” in diameter and/or 50 knot (58 mph) or greater wind speeds.

If a severe weather warning is issued by the National Weather Service, it will be sent to the campus community through the Ace Alerts system. If a Severe Thunderstorm Warning is issued, you should be prepared to move to a place of shelter if threatening weather approaches. In the event a Tornado Warning is issued, you should immediately go to the safest area of the building you are in. A list of shelter areas for all University Buildings, Residence Halls, and Villages is maintained on the Shelter Locations and Areas page on the Security website:

Basic guidelines to follow in event of severe weather or tornado:

• Move to the safest area of the building you are in. See the Shelter Locations and Areas page.
• Stay out of stairwells to avoid wind tunnel effects.
• Attempt to warn others but do not put yourself in danger.
Stay away from windows, doors, and outside walls, protect your head.
• After the tornado has passed, call 6911, if emergency help is needed.
• Do not leave the building unless a fire ensues or you are given the all clear by a University official.
• If in your vehicle and you see a tornado, exit your vehicle, move away from it and take shelter or get to a low area and lay down.


What's Happening Today

* Ethics Lecture speaker to discuss ethics, environmental advocacy and community organizing

The University of Evansville’s 10th annual William R. Connolly Ethics Lecture is planned for Monday, March 25. The event, which is free and open to the public, begins at 7:00 p.m. in Room 170 in the Schroeder School of Business Building. Rikki Parker, south coast project manager and legal analyst for the Coastal Conservation League, is the speaker. Her topic will be “Boots on the Ground: Ethics, Environmental Advocacy and Community Organizing.”

During her lecture, Parker will tell the story of her road to environmental advocacy, making stops in the worlds of toxic tort litigation and political campaigns (and yoga). She will highlight two campaigns that she led, first describing her ongoing work with the Gullah community on Hilton Head Island to push back against a highway-widening project. This community is concerned that roadway expansion will displace them from their generational homes and businesses. Hilton Head Island’s history is one of rampant development and explosive growth in the tourism industry at the expense of Gullah families and the natural environment. This pattern can only change through citizen engagement, political bravery and creative policy solutions. Parker will close by sharing how a citizen-driven campaign to reduce plastic pollution culminated in implementation of South Carolina’s first ban on single use plastic bags. 

Parker earned her BS in cognitive science from the University of Evansville. She earned her JD from Louisiana State University, where she served as president of the Trial Advocacy Board. After graduation, Parker practiced in the areas of employment discrimination and environmental law. In 2015, she served as policy director to Scott Angelle’s campaign for Governor of Louisiana. In 2016, Parker joined the South Carolina Coastal Conservation League, an environmental advocacy nonprofit where she works to protect local farms, prevent pollution from reaching South Carolina’s pristine waterways, and ensure all citizen have a say in how their communities look and feel.

* RSA Bingo today

Join RSA for Bingo on Monday, March 25, at 7:00 p.m. in Rademacher's Lounge! There will be really cool prizes, food, and lots of fun!

Submitted by Lily Renfro


Upcoming Events

* Newman Club: Seminarian Vocation Stories

Join the Newman Club this Wednesday, March 27, at 5:00 p.m. for our weekly dinner and discussion. This week, our seminarians, Ben and Joseph, will share with us their vocation stories. We will be serving Italian beef sandwiches afterwards. All are welcome!

Submitted by Michaela Kunkler

* I-House: Jordan

Hashim Khalayleh, an international student from Jordan, will present this week's I-House: Jordan. Khalayleh is a freshman, majoring in English literature. His hobbies include reading and writing and his favorite part of UE is International Club. He will be sharing more about himself and his culture at I-House: Jordan, which is set for Wednesday (March 27) on the second floor of Ridgway University Center at 7:00 p.m.

Image from Jordan

Submitted by Hussam Taj

* Department of Art 2019 Student Art Exhibition opening reception

Student Art Expo 2019 PosterPlease join us for the 57th Annual 2019 Student Art Exhibition Opening Reception!

The event is set for Monday, March 25 in the Melvin Peterson Gallery from 5:00-6:00 p.m. Awards at 5:30 p.m.

We sincerely applaud the hard work and talents of all our students.

The 2019 Student Art Exhibition will be on display in the Melvin Peterson Gallery until April 6.

Submitted by Brooksie Smith 


* Research in Gerontology Symposium - Tuesday, March 26

The University of Evansville Gerontology Center, with support from the UE Institute for Public Health, is hosting the Research in Gerontology Symposium on Tuesday, March 26, from 12:30-2:30 p.m. in Ridgway University Center, Eykamp Hall, Room 251, Ridgway University Center.

Professor Katherine Im from University of Maryland University College will present the keynote lecture: “The Good Death: Definitions, Perspectives, and Implications for Public Health” at 12:30 p.m.

Professor Im is the program chair of sociology, behavioral sciences, and gerontology at UMUC. Her research interests are in the interdisciplinary study of issues related to aging, gender, social inequity, and health.

After the keynote lecture, UE undergraduate students will present posters on research topics in death and dying. The poster session will begin at 1:30 p.m. Both Professor Im’s lecture and the poster session are free and open to campus and the community.

Submitted by Mari Plikuhn 

* UE Theatre presents "The Wolves"

The University of Evansville Theatre presents Sarah DeLappe’s The Wolves. A 2017 Pulitzer Prize finalist, this whip-smart play is a scarily exhilarating look into a soccer team and the rawness of girl power and opens Monday, March 25, at 7:30 p.m. in the May Studio Theatre. Additional performances are at 7:30 p.m. on March 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, and at 2:00 p.m. on March 31.

Bailey Brandvold, a senior theatre studies major from Great Falls, Mont., directs The Wolves; Austin Kuhn, a junior from Evansville, Ind., serves as the scenic designer; Hannah Mattingly, a junior from Louisville, Ky., is the costume designer; Luke Kelly, a senior from Dubuque, Iowa, is the lighting designer; Jamey Rowland, a junior from Durham, N.C., serves as the sound designer; Shannon White, a junior from Rockwall, Texas, is the dramaturg; Michael Chaves, a sophomore from Senoia, Ga., is the stage manager, and Adam Rager serves as the technical director.

The cast features junior Blake Ware, from Evansville, Ind.; sophomore Jordan Williams, from Edmonds, Wash.; first-year student Kelly Walsh, from Hollywood, Fla.; sophomore Emma Tolleson, from Temple, Texas; first-year student Delanie Kitzman, from Tomball, Texas; junior Kate Milazzo, from Carmel, Ind.; sophomore Hannah Stevens, from Arlington, Texas; sophomore Grace Maddux, from Dubuque, Iowa; first-year student Liv Campbell, from Kingwood, Texas, and sophomore Julia Veiga, from Flowery Branch, Ga.

The UE Theatre Society hosts a Pre-Play Chat 30 minutes prior to the show on Saturday, March 30. All are welcome to attend the presentation and discussion with a student designer about their process on the production.

Ticket prices are $11 for adults and $9 for senior adults, students, and UE faculty and staff. UE students may obtain one free student rush ticket beginning at noon on the day of the performance they wish to attend. Seating is limited and tickets are available by calling 812.488.2031.

* This Week in Music: UE Opera, Ungar Faculty Recital, and Student Recitals

Ungar Faculty Recital
Tuesday, March 26
7:30 p.m., Wheeler Concert Hall

On Tuesday, March 26, at 7:30 p.m., UE piano professor Garnet Ungar will present a recital featuring sonatas by Scarlatti and several short pieces by Mendelssohn.

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

UE Opera Presents Cosi Fan Tutte
Friday, March 29 and Saturday, March 30
7:30 p.m., Preston Arts Center, Henderson, KY

On March 29 and March 30, at 7:30 p.m., the University of Evansville Schmidt Opera Series comes to the Preston Arts Center in Henderson, Kentucky, with Mozart's comedy Così fan tutte: A School for Lovers. In this opera, the cynical Don Alfonso goads his two young friends into making a not-so-friendly wager. Its outcome will either defend the virtue of the women they love or expose an infidelity present in women everywhere. The battle lines have been drawn as the two men set out to test the faithfulness of their unwitting fiancées.

In this production we find our characters in a college town in southern Indiana with visiting guests from a rival Kentucky school. As we wonder who will ultimately prevail in this battle of the sexes, the musical genius of Mozart pervades the arias, ensembles, and choruses of Cosi fan tutte.

Mozart's opera is brought to life by UE students directed by Alanna Keenan, Associate Professor of Music with a professional orchestra under the baton of Dennis Malfatti, professor of music. Henderson native Adam Smith, takes on the role of the scheming Don Alfonso. He efforts are aided by his confidant, Despina, played by Madeline Cox of Gibson County. Rounding out the cast are the four lovers Darwi Sandleben, Kathryn Lee, Isaac Cooper, and Clay Steenbergen, all of Evansville, Indiana.

All are welcome to attend. Admission is a suggested donation of $10. The Henderson Arts Center is located at 2660 South Green Street, Henderson, KY 42420

Student Recitals
Saturday, March 30
Logan Tsuji, trumpet, senior recital, Wheeler Concert Hall, 4:00 p.m.

Sunday, March 31
Gefei Chai, viola, senior recital, Wheeler Concert Hall, 2:30 p.m.
Devyn Haas and Brittany Hildenbrand, saxophone and oboe, senior recital, Wheeler Concert Hall, 4:00 p.m.

Submitted by James Sullivan

* Presentation on decline of monarch butterflies and milkweed

Students from the University of Evansville will be discussing the “Decline of the Monarch Butterfly and Milkweed Populations” on Saturday, March 30, at John James Audubon State Park. The presentation begins at 2:00 p.m. in the Audubon Museum Theatre. The students will focus on the impact that the decline of native plants, specifically milkweed, has on the environment, and the importance of maintaining native pollinator gardens. 

Free milkweed plants will be given out to attendees of the presentation.

Seating is limited and reservations are recommended. To reserve your spot, call 270-826-2247, ext. 228, or email

This lecture is part of the Nature Notes Lecture Series presented by Friends of Audubon.

John James Audubon State Park is located at 3100 US Hwy 41 North, in Henderson, Kentucky.

* Kurt Vonnegut and Hoosier Quality of Place to be topic of lecture

The University of Evansville’s annual Chutney Literary Conference is set for April 5-6, on UE’s campus. UE students will be presenting critical papers, and will have the opportunity to win awards for their efforts.

The conference starts with the Melvin M. Peterson Literary Forum’s Hemminger-Brown Lecture on Friday, April 5. The lecture will begin at 7:00 p.m. in Room 162 (Harkness Hall), Schroeder School of Business Building. The guest speaker will be Edward P. Comentale, professor of English, associate vice provost for arts and humanities, and director of the Arts and Humanities Council at Indiana University Bloomington. His topic will be “Kurt Vonnegut and Hoosier ‘Quality of Place.’”

“This talk introduces my work in developing “quality of place” programs with communities in southern Indiana," said Comentale, "and then explores how Vonnegut’s fiction provides ways of thinking through vexed questions about the state’s identity, culture, and politics."

Comentale added that, after "a close look at depictions of Indiana and its people in Vonnegut’s early novels as well as his autobiographical accounts of his childhood in Indianapolis, I will examine how, in his later work, he places the state’s cultural history squarely at the center of national history and makes it representative of the problems that plague the nation at large. A widening class divide, political radicalization, the collapse of civic discourse - Vonnegut’s writing locates both the causes and potential corrections to these issues in the traditions and communities he knew in the Hoosier state and then makes a case for writing and storytelling as essential to restoring the country’s democratic institutions.”

Comentale is the author of Modernism, Cultural Production, and the British Avant-Garde and Sweet Air: Modernism, Regionalism, and American Popular Song. He co-edits a scholarly book series on fan cultures for Indiana University Press, through which he has published The Year’s Work in Lebowski Studies and The Year’s Work at the Zombie Research Center.

The conference ends on Saturday, April 6, with student panels planned for 9:30 a.m., 10:45 a.m., and noon in Rooms 271 and 272 in the Schroeder School of Business Building. The Grabill and Klinger Writing Prizes will also be awarded at this time.

For more information on UE’s annual Chutney Literary Conference, call 812-488-2963.

* 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.

* 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

* Contemporary American Indian Artists exhibit

“First Americans: Paintings and Prints by Contemporary American Indian Artists” will be on display at the University of Evansville in the Krannert Gallery in the Krannert Hall of Art and Music from April 8-May 11. The exhibit will feature works from local art collections, curated with the assistance and expertise of Stephen and Sandra Falls of Haubstadt, Indiana. There will be a reception on April 25 at 6:30 p.m. Both the exhibit and the reception are free and open to the public.

This exhibit is part of the Emerging Contemporary Artist Lecture Series sponsored by the Efroymson Family Fund and the University of Evansville’s Department of Art.

Gallery hours are Monday through Sunday, 8:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m., and Sunday, noon-8:00 p.m.

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

Submitted by Corliss Chastain

* Free Coffee & Careers event this week

Come for free coffee and an informal career chat with alumni and friends of the University on Thursday, March 28, from 4:00-5:00 p.m. in the Phillips Study Alcove (across from WUEV) in Ridgway University Center. Learn about their journey to their current job and the skills needed for career success.

This month's focus is on non-clinical healthcare.

Submitted by Alison Morris-McDonald

* Tuesday Night Recharge Mass

Join the Newman Club this Tuesday, March 26, at 8:00 p.m. in Neu Chapel to celebrate a Catholic Mass! Fr. Peduru will be the celebrant. All are welcome!

Submitted by Michaela Kunkler

* Fiji-A Tour

Phi Gamma Delta will be hosting its annual putt-putt philanthropy event, Fiji-A Tour on Saturday, March 30. All proceeds benefit Easterseals Rehabilitation. The event will be from noon-4:00 p.m. and will be $5 per participant.

Submitted by Corbin Neu


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 four 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.

Community Changemaker Challenge

Submitted by Cindy Kelley


Info You Should Know

* A Salute to Women's History: Autherine Juanita Lucy

Autherine Juanita Lucy was born on October 5, 1929, in Shiloh, Alabama, to Minnie Maud Hosea and Milton Cornelius Lucy. A keen student who was the youngest of 10 siblings on a family farm, Lucy went on to earn a teaching certificate from Selma University before attending Birmingham's Miles College, graduating with a bachelor's in English.

There she met Pollie Ann Myers, a more outgoing and activist-focused student who suggested that they enroll at the all-white, state-backed University of Alabama for its graduate school program. They were accepted in 1952 with standard procedures commenced until university officials realized the two women were African American. Upon Lucy's and Myers's arrival to the admissions office, they were barred from enrolling.

Having already enlisted the NAACP's aid, with attorneys Arthur Shores and Thurgood Marshall the two petitioned for university admittance. Lucy later became an English teacher at a Mississippi high school. It wasn't until the 1954 Brown v. Board of Education ruling, declaring segregation illegal in public schools, that she would once again confront the University of Alabama's policies.

In the summer of 1955, a federal judge ruled that the school had to admit the two women, though the institution denied Myers's admission on the grounds that she had been pregnant out of wedlock. After much prayer, Lucy decided to attend by herself and, on February 1, 1956, became the first African-American student to enroll at the school.

Receiving great support from the surrounding black community, including transportation as she wasn't allowed to live on campus, and clandestine words of encouragement from a handful of white students, Lucy ultimately faced great danger after starting her studies. Her family received threats via phone and by the third day of her classes - Monday, February 6- a huge, out-of-control mob had appeared with deadly taunts towards Lucy. Keeping herself safe in a locked room and turning to prayer once again, she eventually had to be spirited off campus with police protection.

The university board then barred Lucy from attending on the grounds that the school was unsafe for her. Marshall and Shores then issued a formal complaint, including language that said the institution had conspired with the aggressors. Though the claim was later withdrawn, the board used that as grounds to permanently expel Lucy because she had made "false and baseless accusations" about the school.

Lucy continued with civil rights work for a time, doing lecture engagements before opting to leave the spotlight. She married fellow Miles College student and minister Hugh Lawrence Foster in the spring of 1956, and the couple went on to have four children.

Lucy has been recognized for her trailblazing efforts in desegregating the University of Alabama, and in 1988 the school lifted its expulsion. She opted to receive her master's in education, attending the school at the same time as her daughter and graduating in 1992, with a scholarship established in her honor.

Submitted by Darrion Culler

* CSML internship opportunity: inference and prediction in linear and non-linear systems

The Cognitive Science Modeling Lab (CSML) is looking for two, possibly three, energetic and self-motivated students to work on a universal vector-processing prediction engine during the 2019-20 academic year. At least one member of the team must have a reasonable mathematics background (at least up through MATH 370) and computer programming skills (at least up through CS 290). Familiarity with artificial intelligence techniques (including neural networks), complex systems, data analytics, infometrics, and/or predictive statistics will be considered a plus for all applicants.

Highly qualified applicants will not only possess technical skills, they must also have a record of reliable commitment and focus, good communication skills, cooperative abilities in working with others on a team, demonstrated responsiveness to following directions, and an ability to deal with unexpected contingencies. (In other words, since this is an open-ended research project it is highly likely that directions and deadlines will change as new discoveries are made.)

Students selected for this internship experience are expected to work on the project for two semesters by enrolling in COGS 492, taking either two or three credit hours in each of the two semesters.

Interested students should email Anthony Beavers, professor of philosophy and director of CSML, at, with a cover letter, resume, and the names of three UE faculty references to apply. The deadline for applications is April 1. Interviews will be conducted during the first two weeks of April and decisions will be announced on or before April 15.

Please contact Dr. Beavers if you have any questions.

Submitted by Anthony Beavers

* Volunteers for drag show!

PRIDE is looking for volunteers to help with its annual drag show! The event will be on Saturday, April 6. There will be a variety of different jobs throughout the day that we are looking for people to work, such as set up, working tables at the event, and serving drinks. Please email us at if you would like to work part of the day so we can get everything organized!

Submitted by

* Drag show performers!!

PRIDE is still looking for performers for its annual drag show! This year drag show is April 6 at 7:00 p.m. Please email us at if you would be interested!

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* Fall & Summer Textbook Adoptions

The UE Bookstore is now requesting textbook adoptions for both Summer Sessions and Fall 2019. Departments and faculty should submit their adoptions as soon as possible so that they can be processed. You can visit the UE Bookstore website at and click on the Faculty links tab to submit adoptions. If you have any questions, please contact the UE Bookstore.

Submitted by Doug Gustwiller

* 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 

* BIOL 100 Online

Are you interested in taking a non-majors biology course with a lab this summer to fulfill one of your scientific literacy general education requirements (Outcome 8)? Then take BIOL 100 D01 – Fundamentals of Biology during Summer I (May 20 to June 21). Please contact Dale Edwards ( for more details.

Submitted by Dale Edwards

* 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

* 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

* Nomination open for Outstanding Senior Service Awards

Do you know a senior deserving of the highest award given by UE? Ten finalists will be honored at a breakfast in May and one student will be presented this award at commencement. Selection is based on academic achievement, demonstrated leadership, and community and campus engagement.

The Guthrie May and Mabel Dillingham Nenneker Outstanding Senior Service Award nominations will be accepted March 21-April 2. 

You can nominate deserving seniors by sending an email using this format to the student(s) you wish to nominate. Please copy on all forms that you forward to your nominees.

Applications must be submitted to the Office of the Dean of Students by April 2.

* 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

* 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

* Reminder - March Pcard Cycle Ending

The March Pcard Cycle which began on February 22 will end at midnight on March 21. As of March 23, cardholders may schedule and run the March Cycle report. March transactions may be reconciled in SDG2 until March 28. On March 28, the general ledger Pcard file will be uploaded and cardholders will be locked out of (unable to make changes) posted transactions for the March Cycle. 

Submitted by Kim Winsett 

* 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



* School of Education promotes education profession at Indiana Statehouse

School of Education Ambassadors Megan Hawkins and Heather Dougan, along with department chair Sharon Gieselmann, recently advocated for the education profession at the Indiana Statehouse. There they spoke with local and state officials including State School Superintendent, Jennifer McCormick, Senator Vanita Becker, and Representative Shane Lindauer. Board of Trustees member Sally Rideout also participated in the event. This annual event is sponsored by the Indiana Association of Colleges for Teacher Education.

Education Ambassadors at Statehouse

Education Ambassadors at Statehouse

Education Ambassadors at Statehouse

* Class of 1961 Faculty Fellowship Awards

Kristen Strandberg, assistant professor of music and Bethany Huebner, assistant professor of physical therapy, have received the Class of 1961 Faculty Fellowship Award. Established in May, 2010 with gifts and pledges from members of the Class of 1961, this fund was created to provide support for faculty research projects. 



* Aces Baseball clubs Xavier in series finale

Facing being swept for the first time all season, the University of Evansville baseball team reignited at the plate and on the hill, rolling over Xavier, 10-2, Sunday at Hayden Field.

UE grabbed the early lead on highly-touted Major League draft prospect Conor Grammes, striking for a pair of runs in the third inning, as sophomore first baseman Tanner Craig ripped an RBI double to center, scoring junior right fielder Troy Beilsmith. Freshman second baseman Danny Borgstrom followed that up with a single to the gap in right-center, bringing in Craig from second, giving Evansville a 2-0 lead.

Senior left-hand pitcher Alex Weigand got the start for the Aces, and he had to play escape artist while tossing four shutout innings to open the game. In the second, Weigand got out of a bases loaded jam, unscathed, then stranded a pair of Musketeers in the third and fourth frames.

Xavier would finally get on the scoreboard in the fifth, however Weigand limited the damage to a single tally. and when he left the game after five frames, Evansville still held a 2-1 lead. For the day, Weigand had given up one run on six hits, while striking out six. Senior right-hander Justin Hayden would come in in relief.

The UE bats would heat up in the seventh inning, Tanner Craig continued his big day at the plate, stroking an RBI double down the right field line, scoring Troy Beilsmith once again. Then, Danny Borgstrom would once again deliver, driving in Craig with a run-scoring to down the right field line, as well, giving Evansville a 4-1 advantage.

In the eighth inning, the Aces would erupt for four more runs, beginning with freshman left fielder A.J. Fritz driving in senior pinch hitter Matt Jones with an RBI single to center. After an error allowed yet another tally, junior shortstop Craig Shepherd would bring in Fritz on an RBI lace to left. A wild pitch later in the inning would score Tanner Craig from third, giving UE a massive 8-1 advantage.

As for Hayden, who was making his first appearance in nearly a month, he tossed a pair of shut out innings, before yielding a single tally in the eighth. He would go three innings in all, allowing one run, on one hit, while striking out four.

In the ninth, Evansville would load up the bases, then put one run across when Troy Beilsmith got hit by a pitch, then another on Tanner Craig's sacrifice fly to left, making it 10-2 Aces.

Senior Austin Allinger would come into close out the game in the ninth, striking out a pair in the process.

The victory moves the Aces to 10-9 on the season, while Xavier drops to 8-14 with the loss.

Evansville is back in action Wednesday night at Charles H. Braun Stadium, when they play host to SIU-Edwardsville. First pitch is at 6:00 p.m. 

* Trio of Aces help to clinch series against Loyola

Three University of Evansville softball players put forth stellar efforts to lead the Purple Aces to a 9-1 series-clinching win over Loyola on Sunday afternoon inside Cooper Stadium.

Freshman Haley Woolf went 2-3 with four runs batted in to lead the way while Lindsay Renneisen scored four runs while walking twice. Izzy Vetter made the start in the circle, tossing a complete game one-hitter to lead UE (12-16, 2-4 MVC) to the 9-1 win over the Ramblers (16-9, 1-5 MVC). 

Riding the momentum from their first MVC win on Saturday, the Aces got off to a fast start on Sunday, plating four runs in the bottom of the first. Eryn Gould led off with a walk before Halie Fain followed up with a single. After Lindsay Renneisen walked, Haley Woolf grounded out to score Gould for the first run of the game.

Katie McLean reached on an error that scored the second run before Bailee Bostic capped off the scoring with a 2-RBI single to put UE up 4-0.

The Aces were able to load the bases back up in the second frame. Woolf added two more RBI to her tally with a double to right as part of a 3-run inning to push the lead to 7-0. With one out in the top of the third, rain forced a delay of 2 hours and 45 minutes before play resumed at 3:00 p.m.

Loyola grabbed their first run of the game in the top of the fourth, ending the no-hit and shutout bid by Izzy Vetter. Haley Woolf got that run right back, knocking in her fourth run of the day with a double. Her hit sent Renneisen home.  Evansville clinched the game in the bottom of the sixth, loading the bases with no outs. Pinch hitter McKenzie Johnson hit a line shot to right field for a game-ending single that plated the clinching run.

UE had 10 hits on the day with Eryn Gould, Allison Daggett and Woolf posting two apiece. Gould and Halie Fain plated two runs each. Vetter gave up just one hit in the circle while fanning five Rambler batters to take her sixth win of the season.

Next up for the Aces is a home game against Butler on Tuesday at 5:00 p.m.


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