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Thursday, July 25, 2019

Upcoming Events

* Reception for Abby Michel

Please join the Center for Career Development in wishing Abby Michel well in her next adventure and thank her for her seven years at UE. There will be a reception in her honor on Wednesday, July 31 from 2:30 to 4:00 pm in the Student Life lobby.

Submitted by Dianna Cundiff

* Save the Date - United Way Day of Caring is September 13

The United Way Day of Caring will be Friday, September 13. This year, UE will be partnering again with the local council of the Boy Scouts of America, the Buffalo Trace Council. This location is located just down the road off the Lloyd Expressway (behind the State Hospital).

Join us on this exciting day by signing up for one of the listed volunteer opportunities. Employees who choose to participate in the Day of Caring do not need to use a vacation day, but do need to get approval from your supervisor.

To sign up, fill out this online form -

The deadline to sign up is Friday, August 16.

Please let Brian Conner,, in residence life know if you have any questions.


Info You Should Know

* Date Correction: Bookrush Help Needed at the Bookstore

The UE Bookstore is looking for a person to work for a couple of weeks during Fall rush. Estimated days would be Aug 15-31, full or part time. The ideal candidate should be available Monday-Friday. This would be perfect for a friend or relative that needs a little extra cash. Duties would included watching the textbook area, helping students, and organizing the store. If you know of anyone interested please have them contact the Bookstore. UE students would not be a good match as we need someone here most of the day during the first week of school.

Submitted by Doug Gustwiller

* UE Theatre Announces 2019–2020 Season

The University of Evansville Theatre announces six productions for the 2019–2020 season. Newly hired as an Assistant Professor of Acting, Amelia McClain makes her directing debut at the University of Evansville with SMALL MOUTH SOUNDS, in the May Studio Theatre, Sept. 20 through 26. SMALL MOUTH SOUNDS, by Drama Desk Award-winning writer Bess Wohl, was a 2016 off-Broadway hit and New York Times Critic’s Pick.

Tlaloc Rivas, a New York City-based theatre artist, guest directs THE THREE MUSKETEERS, in Shanklin Theatre, Oct. 18 through 27. Inspired by the novel of Alexandre Dumas, this new adaptation by Megan Monaghan Rivas is set in 17th century France, but reimagined in a world where women and men are equally empowered.

Blake Ware, a senior theatre performance major from Evansville, Ind., directs LONE STAR SPIRITS, in the May Studio Theatre, Nov. 18 through 24. The New York Times called it, “Another spunky, funny work by Josh Tobiessen.”

The spring season begins with the musical VIOLET, music by the Tony Award-winning composer Jeanine Tesori, lyrics and book by Brian Crawley, and based on “The Ugliest Pilgrim,” by Doris Betts. Slated to be directed by Resident Director Wes Grantom and music directed by Adjunct Instructor Dana Taylor, this musical originally premiered Off-Broadway in 1997 and won the New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award for Best Musical and the revised version made its Broadway debut in 2014 and received a Tony Award nomination for Best Revival of a Musical. VIOLET runs in Shanklin Theatre, Feb. 21 through Mar. 1.

Blake Elliott, a senior stage management major from Cypress, Texas, directs COLUMBINUS, created by the United States Theatre Project and written by Stephen Karam and PJ Paparelli, in the May Studio Theatre, Mar. 23 through 29. Peter Marks of The Washington Post called this play, “An ambitious examination of the suburbanization of evil.”

McClain takes helm of the final production of the season, Anton Chekhov’s THE SEAGULL, in Shanklin Theatre, April 17 through 26. Adapted by Tom Stoppard, the Academy Awardwinning writer of SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE, his version of THE SEAGULL remains faithful to the humor Chekhov intended to convey amid all the pathos.

Subscription tickets for the three-play Shanklin Theatre series are available for $46 adult and $40 for senior adults, UE employees, and any student. Patrons can also purchase a three-play May Studio Theatre subscription for $25. Subscriptions may be purchased by calling 812.488.2747.

Submitted by Sharla Cowden

* Annual Fire Alarm System Testing

Beginning Monday, July 29, 2019 Johnson Controls will be on campus conducting the annual fire alarm system testing. The testing will be conducted Monday - Saturday, 7:30AM-5PM. As each building is tested the alarm will go off intermittently. Physical Plant and Security will know on a daily basis the buildings being tested. As the technicians move from building to building they will notify Security. Testing will be completed by Saturday, August 10th. Any concerns or schedule conflicts please contact the Facilities Dept at ext. 2775.

Submitted by Jayne Schnacke

* Brief Water Outages

Tuesday, July 30 Facilities will have a contractor on campus testing equipment in campus building and residence halls that requires shutting off the water for a brief time. Any questions contact the Facilities Dept office at ext. 2775.

Submitted by Jayne Schnacke

* Move In Day Greeters Needed

Freshman Move-In Day is quickly approaching. To demonstrate the welcoming environment UE provides to our students, we are once again looking for volunteers to assist with greeting and providing directions to our new students and families when they arrive on campus. Please consider signing up for a 2 hour shift on Saturday, August 17th. No experience is necessary and detailed directions will be provided. Greeters are faculty, staff and alumni volunteers. To sign up, go to:

Submitted by Geoff Edwards

* New Procedure for Contracts and Other Agreements Submitted to Fiscal Affairs

A new email address has been created for all affiliation agreements, clinical agreements, service agreements, Harlaxton agreements, and all contracts normally submitted for review by the Vice President of Fiscal Affairs and Administration, Donna Teague. The address is: Please send all contracts to this email. This email is being monitored and is specifically for contracts and agreements. This will assist in speeding up the review process and required signatures.

Please direct any questions to Michele Adams at or ext. 2183.

* Weinbach Construction Update
  • Early next week, Weinbach Ave from Walnut to Lincoln will open to one lane of traffic each direction.
  • Beginning 7/29, the Bellemeade intersection will be shut down for thirty days.
  • After the 30 day closure at Bellemeade, Weinbach willl be milled and resurfaced from Bellemeade intersection up to Walnut.  This should happen around the first week of September.

Submitted by Chad Miller

* United States Postal Service Price Increases

As of June 23, 2019, several U.S.P.S. price changes took effect June 23. These include dimensional weight changes that affect Parcel Select, Priority Mail and Priority Mail Express.

Under the changes, mailers are required to provide dimensions when a parcel measures over 1 cubic foot for Priority Mail Express; Priority Mail (all zones); and Parcel Select (all zones and entries), except Parcel Select Lightweight service.
There also are postage statement updates associated with these price changes.

Additionally, First-Class Mail International flat pieces, which previously were available for up to 4 pounds, are now limited to 15.999 ounces.

Submitted by Kim Winsett



* Robert Dion Speaks on Constitution at Summer Institute

Robert Dion led two seminars on the U.S. Constitution this month at the We The People Summer Institute held at the Indiana University School of Education in Bloomington.  This intensive program provided professional development for dozens of high school and middle school teachers from across the states of Indiana and Ohio.  It was co-sponsored by the Indiana Bar Foundation and the Ohio Center for Law-Related Education, and it was based on the We The People curriculum developed by the Center for Civic Education.  Professor Dion was one of the featured speakers in a program that included: former Congressman Lee Hamilton (D-IN); Robert Leming, national director of the We The People program; and Dr. David Adler, president of the Alturas Institute.

Submitted by Robert Dion

* Harmon presents at the 30th International Conference on Defects in Semiconductors

Nicholas Harmon, Assistant Professor of Physics, presented a poster at the ICDS in Seattle, WA on July 23. The title of the poster was "Near-zero field spin-dependent recombination as a tool for defect analysis and identification". The research presents a new method by which defects can be studied in circuits. A conventional method is through magnetic resonance (similar to MRI) while the new method described in the poster is simpler and not subject to some limitations that magnetic resonance is.

Submitted by Nicholas Harmon



* Aces Track & Field Earns USTFCCCA All-Academic Team Honors

For the second straight year, the University of Evansville men’s and women’s track and field team earned All-Academic Team honors as announced Monday by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA).

Evansville’s men joined 139 other programs in Division I that were recognized with the accolade, along with seven fellow programs with the Missouri Valley Conference. The Purple Aces completed the 2018-19 academic year with a team GPA of 3.25.

The women’s program was one of 227 DI teams to be named an All-Academic by the USTFCCCA as eight teams in the MVC. The Aces posted a 2018-19 team GPA of 3.38.

Submitted by Emily McMillan

* Swimming and Diving Releases 2019-20 Schedule

In his first season at Evansville, head swimming and diving coach Stu Wilson announced the upcoming schedule for the 2019-20 season on Thursday (July 18).

The schedule features four home meets and eight road contests for the Purple Aces.

"The team and the coaching staff are excited about the upcoming season," Wilson said. "We have a great opportunity to make it a very eventful year."

The six-month schedule kicks off with a trip to the Butler Quad on September 29 before the home opener against Eastern Illinois on October 12. Six days later the Aces travel to Lebanon, Ill. to take on McKendree University.

Rounding out the month of October the Aces face conference foe Valparaiso on the road. Events return home on November 2 as the Aces take on Arkansas at Little Rock and Indiana State with a women's only meet.

The Aces will then travel to Birmingham-Southern College (November 9) and the SIU Invitational (November 21-23) to close out 2019.

Opening up the spring season with a trip to Missouri State (January 11) before returning home for a men's only event against Ball State (January 17).

Closing out the regular season, the Purple Aces head to St. Louis on January 18, then are home against Illinois State (women only) on January 24 and at Southern Illinois on February 1.

"The schedule will be challenging but the team will be ready for anything that will come their way," Wilson said. "We hope to see a lot of the fans come out and support our team at all of the meets."

The women's Missouri Valley Conference championship is held in Columbia, Mo, February 19-22, while the men will compete in the MAC Championship March 4-7.

Submitted by Emily McMillan


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