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Thursday, August 29, 2019

What's Happening Today

* Music Education Symposium in Eykamp Hall Today

The Department of Music hosts the Indiana Music Education Association (IMEA) Southern Indiana Symposium today in Eykamp Hall. Public and private school music teachers from throughout the region are assembled for a day long professional development workshop with experts in the field of Music Education. If you’re on the second floor of the Ridgway University Center today, please extend a warm greeting to our guests.

Submitted by Dennis Malfatti


* College Night at the Otters

The Evansville Otters would like to invite the UE Student Body to attend our College Night on Thursday, August 29th.

  • $2 General Admission Ticket (with college ID)
  • Free popcorn (with a college ID)
  • Featuring music by DJ McNaughty
* Campus Community Cookout August 29, 4:30 - 7

President Pietruszkiewicz and First Lady Siobhan invite you to join them at the Campus Community Cookout on Thursday, August 29 on Neu Chapel Lawn. Please take this opportunity to enjoy food, friends, and fun as well as explore Student and Volunteer Organizations.

Submitted by Sarah Brock


Upcoming Events

* UEFirst Call Out Meeting for Engineering Students

The College of Engineering and Computer Science will be formally starting a new Campus Student group this semester. This group is open to ALL engineering students.

UEFirst will be an Engineering student group with two main purposes.

1. To support local First Robotics teams in the greater Evansville area.
a. Mentoring
b. Work Shops
c. Eventually hosting an Event in the Evansville area

2. To support and build the NEW UE Collegiate Robotics Football team.
a. Maintain and Update UE Robotic Football players
b. Compete in Annual Football Tournament

If you have interest in either of the above goals we will have a call out meeting Tuesday, Sept. 3rd, at 12:00 noon in KC 137.

Mark Randall, P.E., Asst. Professor of Electrical Engineering

* Catalyst for Change Application LIVE

What is Catalyst for Change?
Catalyst for Change is an eight week service leadership development program. This experiential program helps you discover what your leadership style is, how to implement your skill set to improve anything you are involved in, and will dig deeper into how to be an innovative servant leader for your community. This is a great opportunity if you are wanting to establish leadership development before you take on a higher leadership role. Our hope is that you walk away with skills to be innovative inside the classroom, in your organizations, and overall in your personal life.

When does it start?
Since this is an eight week program, we will start to meet the week of September 23rd with location, weekday, and time to be determined based off the time that works for the whole group. We will meet seven times during the weekday and once during a weekend for a retreat.

How do you sign up?
1. Click the link >
2. Sign In using your UE email and password
3. Select "Forms" at the top right of the page
4. Find the "Leadership Application Fall 2019" and click the blue button "START"
5. Continue through the application, but to be ONLY considered for Catalyst for Change one must not select UELA as well

How do I find out I am in Catalyst for Change?
Catalyst for Change does not limit people from being accepted into the program, therefore once you apply, you are accepted! We will send out information regarding Catalyst for Change between September 9th and the 18th. Please be on the lookout in your email inbox!

If you have any questions regarding the application, the time commitment, or Catalyst for Change in general, please email Karyssa Vasquez at We look forward to seeing your application!

Submitted by Karyssa Vasquez

* Honors Program Welcomes New Students at Freshman Retreat

The Honors Program is excited to welcome 54 new freshmen to the program this fall.

On Sunday, August 25, these students took part in the annual honors freshman retreat at Audubon State Park. While at Audubon, the freshmen completed a team-building challenge course and played a mini-version of Nerd Wars, the Honors Program’s trivia competition held each spring.

Students also participated in a book discussion of the honors freshman common read, Rising Out of Hatred by Eli Saslow. Special thanks to the faculty who shared their expertise during the discussion – Dr. Dan Byrne, Dr. Valerie Stein, Dr. Rob Shelby, and Dr. Richard Maass. The Honors Program invites the campus community to join in reading the book in advance of other events taking place this semester, including a campus visit and presentation by Eli Saslow on November 7.

Submitted by Jayme Williams

* Best Buddies Call Out Meeting

Best Buddies is dedicated to building friendships between people with and without intellectual and developmental disabilities. Join us at our informational meeting in SOBA 173 on Tuesday, September 3rd at 8:30pm to learn how you can get involved.

Submitted by Emily Armstrong

* UE Alumni - Join Us for United Way's Day of Caring at cMoe!

Please join UE Alumni on Friday, September 13 at Evansville’s beloved Louis J Koch Family Children's Museum of Evansville (cMoe). Volunteers will help make necessary improvements and touch ups during cMoe’s annual “Shut-Down Week.”

It’s time for cMoe’s annual clean up! Did you know that nearly 150,000 little hands and feet explore cMoe each year? cMoe needs your help to deep clean, sanitize, and remediate exhibit spaces!


7:00 a.m.
FREE Breakfast provided by United Way of Southwestern Indiana
Bosse Field
23 N Main St, Evansville, IN 47711

9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Volunteer at cMoe
22 S.E. Fifth Street, Evansville, IN 47708

Register Here by August 30!

Questions or comments? Please contact Nichole Coffey at 812-488-2900 or

* Acapella Auditions Sunday September 1

Auditions for UE's two acapella groups, LIP and The Minor Setbacks, will be held in Krannert Room 142 on Sunday, September 1. Setbacks auditions will start at 7pm and LIP auditions will start at 9pm.

Submitted by Cameron Wulfert

* Logistics and SCM meetings! Tuesday at 5pm! SOBA rm 273

Logistics and Supply Chain Management Club meetings!
Tuesdays at 5pm! SOBA rm 273
Guests are always welcome. We speak and learn about the field of Logistics and Supply Chain Management.

Contact Quincy Stone at for any questions!

* Les Miley: Artist - Teacher Exhibition, Reception & Artist's Talk

Les Miley, an Internationally recognized Artist and Art Educator, is Professor Emeritis of Art at UE, where he taught and was the Chair of the Department of Art. This exhibition of Les' work in the Melvin Peterson Gallery has been curated from several collections, and will also include works by previous students Les has invited. Exhibition: September 3 - October 19

Public Reception for the Artist and Artist's Talk: Thursday, September 5 @6:30pm, with the Talk at 7pm.

Submitted by Corliss Chastain


Info You Should Know

* Montgomery Provides Music Therapy in Kenya

Jaley Montgomery, Assistant Professor of Music Therapy, traveled with a group from H.O.W? Ministry this summer to provide music therapy services to children with exceptional abilities in Nairobi, Kenya. Montgomery partnered with a music therapy colleague from Cape Girardeau, MO to provide services and collaborate with the teacher, physiotherapist, and administration of a local school in Nairobi, as well as to supervise four students from the University of Arkansas as they assisted and engaged local students in various activities. The group also worked in a preschool at a children’s home in Nairobi, and at a women’s empowerment workshop in a rural area of Kenya. Throughout various parts of the trip, Montgomery posted to a travel blog: and took pictures of Ace Purple enjoying the journey. This is Montgomery’s second trip to collaborate with educators to provide music therapy in Kenya.

Kenya children holding up Ace Purple

On September 4th at 4:00pm in Krannert Hall FA142, Montgomery will be presenting information regarding her experiences in Kenya and the importance of cultural considerations, diversity, and awareness in music therapy practice for the University of Evansville Music Therapy Association. All are welcome to attend.

Partial funding to support this scholarly professional work was made possible by an Alumni Research and Scholarly Activity Fellowship (ARSAF).

Submitted by Jaley Montgomery

* Flag Football Refs Wanted!

Interested in making a little extra money? The Intramural department is hiring Flag Football Ref's for the upcoming season.
Referee training will take place Wednesday, September 4th and Thursday, September 5th. All necessary equipment will be provided, If interested please contact Drew at or stop by the Intramural office located inside the Fitness Center.

Submitted by Drew Hawkins

* Intramural Sand Volleyball Registration Ends Today!

Signups for IM Sand Volleyball close Thursday, August 29th!

If you haven't already signed up a team make sure to head over to and get registered today!

Submitted by Drew Hawkins

* Fitness Center Labor Day Hours

The Fitness Center will be open on Friday (8/30) from 6:30am-7:00pm, Saturday (8/31) & Sunday (9/1) 11:30am-5:30pm and CLOSED Labor Day (Monday, 9/2). Normal hours on Tuesday.

Submitted by Lori Adams

* Work Study Position in Center for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Students who are eligible for federal work study are encouraged to apply for a student assistant position in the new Center for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. You can find the position listing and application in the Student Employment section of WebAdvisor.

Preferred applicants will have excellent written and verbal communication skills, demonstrated organizational skills, attention to detail, strong interest in promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion at the University of Evansville, experience with social media, strong comfort level with people from a variety of backgrounds, as well as a willingness to expand knowledge and skills related to diversity and inclusion, ability to convey complicated and/or controversial information in a respectful manner, commitment to fostering diversity in a working and learning environment.

If you have questions, please contact Dr. Rob Shelby, Chief Diversity Officer at or Megan Sicard, Assistant Director, at

Submitted by Megan Sicard

* Fall Health Risk Assessments

Sign up now for the Onsite Health Screenings! Health Screenings will be offered Sept. 10th-13th in Eykamp Room 252 from 7:00AM-11:00AM. If you have previously completed a Health Screening in Eykamp during the summer or at the Employee Clinic ranging from June 2019- present, you do not need to repeat this screening. By completing the screening you can earn HSA credits. Results from this screening will also be used to determine your 2020 Medical Insurance Premiums.

Sign ups for this screening can be found on the Main Page of AceLink or on MyUE. Please do not schedule this health screening with the employee medical clinic.

Email with questions.

Submitted by Ashley Chipps

* Join the UE Leadership Academy!

Do you love to volunteer? Do you want to enhance your leadership skills on campus and in the community? If so, you should join the University of Evansville Leadership Academy!

Applications are open to apply!

In the two-year program, you can learn so many new skills about leadership within yourself, within a group setting, and within the community. If you love community service, meeting other people, and being a leader on campus, this is the organization for you!

Here are the steps to apply:

1. Find the Application on UEngage
-Click the blue "Sign In" tab in the right top corner
-Log in with your UE email and password
-Click on "Forms" at the top of the page
-Find the "Leadership Application Fall 2019" and click the blue button "START"
-Continue through the application. Once you get to page 4, the application is complete!

2. Have a UE faculty member, work supervisor, volunteer supervisor, or someone from your high school(only if a freshman) complete the Recommendation Form
-Click the blue "Sign In" tab in the right top corner
-Log in with your UE email and password
-Click on "Forms" at the top of the page
-Find the "Fall 2019 Recommendation Form for the University of Evansville Leadership Academy"
-Have someone that you have worked with complete this form. Make sure they click the blue "SUBMIT" button on the next page

3. Wait to receive an email about an interview
-We will email you about your availability to schedule and interview with our advisory council
-The dress code is business casual or business professional
-The interview will take about 15-30 minutes
-Do not let this worry you because we are all nice and easy going! This is our opportunity to learn more about why you want to be in UELA and to learn more about you!

The deadline to apply and to submit the recommendation form is Sunday, September 8th at midnight. Please have all forms in by this time.

UELA Mission Statement:
The purpose of the University of Evansville Leadership Academy (UELA) is to enhance the leadership potential of members through the honing of individual, organization, and community-related skills while providing a co-curricular education to a select number of promising student leaders through experiential interactions.
The experience will include community service and other organization involvement as well as reflective essays about community service and keynote speakers. The Academy will recognize those who complete the three-tier program at the University’s commencement exercises, in the form of a medal.

If you have any questions about applying, please contact Megan Hawkins at mh445@evansville.

* Flush Flash is Back!

Welcome to UE! The Center for Student Engagement office is hard at work keeping students informed with all of the events going on across campus each week. With the first round of Flush Flashes coming out this week, we'd like to remind everyone how the Flush Flash works!

The Flush Flash is a weekly calendar that is placed in every community bathroom stall across campus that lists events that are open to all. These events and their details are compiled from once they are approved through a registered campus organization.

In order to be included on the Flush Flash your events must be registered, approved, and open to all of the UE community. Your event must also be in UEngage by Tuesday at noon to be included in the following week's events (Wednesday-Wednesday).

If you have any questions, please feel free to stop by the Center for Student Engagement or email Kelly Bargeloh at!

Submitted by Lydia Skaggs

* Meal Plan Changes for Fall

Students can adjust meal plans for the Fall semester until Friday, August 30 at 5:00 p.m. Adjust your meal plan online. Changes will be reflected the next business day.

Submitted by Brian Conner

* Men's Basketball Student Managers Needed. Qualifies as work-study position

We are looking to hire two managers for the upcoming season. If you have any interest at all, please reach out to Isaac McGlone at

* 2019 Employee Photography Exhibition

Entries for the 2019 Employee Photo Exhibit will be accepted through Friday, September 6. All employees, as well as retired employees, are welcome and encouraged to participate.

Please take entries to Carol McCraney or Hanns Pieper in the Department of Law, Politics, and Society in the Schroeder School of Business Building (room 50).

Entries should be matted, framed, and suitable for hanging in Krannert Gallery. Color or black/white images are acceptable. Images in frames up to 20” by 16” in size may be submitted.

Please provide the following information for each entry on the back of the image frame:

Your name
Job title/Department
A title for your image (and/or details of the photo)
An estimated $ value for your image (Usually $25)
Photo (including frame) dimensions
Optional: Note if digital or negative
Optional: Note camera type

Presentation cards will be printed with the above information to display on the front of each image.

Entries will be returned in the form that they were submitted at the close of the exhibition.

Please contact Carol McCraney ( or Hanns Pieper ( if you have any questions.

Submitted by Carol McCraney

* Opportunity: Basic Production Copier Training Session

For those who were off campus during the summer months and have returned to campus, there is an additional basic production copier training session scheduled for the D125 black/white and the C70 color copiers. This session will begin at the C70 color production copier located on the 2nd floor of Koch and continue over to the D125 b/w production copier location in OH231. Please email Terry Voges (TV35), if you plan to attend.

Training Dates                      
Monday, September 16

8:30 - 9:30 a.m.

Will start in Koch 2nd floor (C70) and walk over to OH231 (D125)

For copier information, visit the Copy/Print website on AceLink.

Submitted by Kim Winsett



* Peters-Margedant House wins Indiana Landmarks Servaas Award

The Friends of the Peters-Margedant House has won Indiana Landmarks' Servaas Award in the youth-serving category for its work to engage the next generation in preservation and history, recruiting students in its efforts to save Evansville’s Peters-Margedant House. Built in 1934 by Frank Lloyd Wright’s apprentice William Wesley Peters, the compact house served a family of six in its early years. Today the house provides an engaging space for students and the community to discuss Peters’ design and housing legacy. The Peters-Margedant House is currently the focus of "William Wesley Peters: Evansville's Connection to Frank Lloyd Wright," an exhibition at the Evansville Museum of Arts, History, and Science, which will be open until October 27, 2019. Peters attended Evansville College from 1929-1930.

Submitted by Heidi Strobel

* Congratulations on 45 Years of Service

Donnie Dunville, Senior Maintenance Tech for the Office of Facilities Management and Planning, is celebrating 45 years at the University of Evansville today.

During this time on campus, Donnie has been a housekeeper, a groundskeeper, a General Maintenance Tech and ultimately earning the title as Senior Maintenance Tech in 2018.

His dedication to the University over the last 45 years has been felt in other organizations such as 10-plus years as project manager for the Out-Reach-to-Teach program, acting as advisor to the TKE fraternity and helping with the International Club.

If you see Donnie around campus join us in congratulating and thanking him for his hard work and dedication.

Submitted by Chad Miller

* Professor Clark Kimberling Publishes Article

Clark Kimberling, professor of mathematics, has an article in Games of No Chance 5, a book recently published by Cambridge University Press. The article is entitled "The Wythoff Array and Associated Arrays and Sequences." The book, fifth in a series sponsored by Mathematical Sciences Research Institute Publications, surveys the state of the art in the theory of combinatorial games, that is, games not involving chance or hidden information.


Harlaxton Happenings

* Harlaxton Spring 2020 deposit deadline approaching!

If you have been accepted to study at Harlaxton next semester, don't forget that your $100 semester deposit is due on Friday, September 13 to Student Financial Services! You can pay your deposit in person in Olmsted 105 or over the phone at 812-488-2565.

Questions about the Harlaxton application process? Contact!

Submitted by Kaylynn McCalister

* Harlaxton and Study Abroad applications for Spring, Summer, and Fall 2020 open now!

Are you interested in studying abroad at Harlaxton and/or somewhere else in the world this year? Find more information about all the opportunities available and the application process at We are open for applications now for Spring, Summer, and Fall 2020!

Contact or or come to SB 262 with any questions!

Submitted by Kaylynn McCalister

* Now Recruiting Harlaxton Ambassadors

Are you a recent Harlaxton alumni who loves to share your experience with others? Or do you know a student who fits that description?

The Harlaxton office is currently taking applications for students who want to volunteer as Harlaxton Ambassadors to recruit, prepare, and encourage Harlaxton applicants and to represent Harlaxton at various recruitment events and other campus activities. Harlaxton Ambassadors have the opportunity to develop professional skills, stay connected with Harlaxton, and receive exclusive Harlaxton apparel.

More information and applications are available on myHarlaxton.

Submitted by Kaylynn McCalister



* Aces men's basketball announces non-conference schedule

When Walter McCarty took over the University of Evansville men’s basketball program, one of his main goals was to strengthen the Purple Aces schedule.  He continued to move in that direction with the unveiling of the Aces 2019 non-conference slate.

“Our main focus when we put together our non-conference schedule is to challenge our guys and prepare for conference play while putting our team in a position to earn a higher postseason seed,” McCarty said.  “I feel like this schedule provides us with some excellent challenges as we continue to build our program with an eye on the future.”

In its lone exhibition contest, the Aces take on crosstown rival USI on Monday, October 28 in the Vectren Community Classic.  The Screaming Eagles were 26-9 last season on their way to the Final Four of the Division II NCAA Tournament at the Ford Center.  The teams have not met since a 2012 exhibition contest.

“This is a great test right off the bat,” McCarty explained.  “USI made a great run in the NCAA Tournament last year and we are excited to face them in the preseason.”

Regular season play officially begins on Saturday, November 9 when Ball State visits the Ford Center for a 6 p.m. game.  The Cardinals won 16 games last year and split a home-and-home series with the Aces.  UE earned an 89-77 win at the Ford Center while BSU picked up an 82-72 win in Muncie.

The first road game of the season will see UE head to Rupp Arena to face the University of Kentucky on Nov. 12.  It will be the first meeting between the Aces and Wildcats.  It will be a homecoming for Coach McCarty, who played for the Wildcats and was a member of the 1996 NCAA National Championship Team.

“Our first two games will be a good challenge and give us a good idea of where we stand,” McCarty added.  “Ball State is a solid team who we are familiar with and played twice last season.  Being able to follow that up with a trip to Lexington will be very special; I have some great memories at UK and am excited to give our guys the chance to take them on.”

UE returns home on Nov. 14 to take on IU Kokomo.  Last season, they were 26-8 on their way to the Round of 16 in the Division II NAIA Tournament.  Aces junior Devan Straub attended IU Kokomo before transferring to UE two seasons ago.  The game is an add-on to the Islands of the Bahamas Showcase.

Four days later, Evansville welcomes Southern Methodist to the Ford Center.  SMU is led by former Illinois State coach Tim Jankovich.  Last season, the Mustangs were 15-17.  It will be the first meeting between the schools.

Next up will be a trip to the Islands of the Bahamas Showcase.  The Aces open the tournament on Friday, Nov. 22 against East Carolina.  The Pirates and Aces last met in the 2013 Tournament.  Evansville’s second opponent on the 23rd will be either UMKC or George Washington.  In the final game, the opponent will come from the opposite side of the bracket and will include either Liberty, Morgan State, Rice or Milwaukee.

Following a short break over Thanksgiving week, UE takes to the road on Nov. 30 to face IUPUI inside Indiana Farmers Coliseum.  The Aces are 3-0 against the Jaguars, including an 89-62 win at the Ford Center in 2014.  Two homes games will follow for UE, starting with a December 4 contest against Western Illinois and a tilt against Miami Ohio on the 7th.  Evansville is a perfect 4-0 in its series against the Leathernecks while picking up 11 wins in 16 games versus the RedHawks.

A 2-game road trip will see Evansville take on a pair of foes that it faced at home last season.  On Dec. 14, UE matches up against Green Bay.  The Aces defeated the Phoenix by a final of 80-75 at the Ford Center in 2018, but Green Bay went on to enjoy a 21-17 season on their way to the championship game of the CIT.  Another tough road foe follows as the Aces head to Jacksonville State on December 16.  The Gamecocks finished the 2018-19 campaign with a 24-9 overall mark and a 15-3 record in the Ohio Valley Conference.

Non-conference play concludes on Saturday, Dec. 21 with an evening home game against Murray State.  The Racers enjoyed a 28-5 record last season while advancing to the second round of the NCAA Tournament.  Evansville gave the Racers all they could handle last December inside the CFSB Center, dropping a hard-fought 66-64 game.

“This is a schedule our fans can really get behind,” McCarty said.  “We have home games against some great regional schools like Ball State and Murray State and mix that up with tough road games against the likes of Kentucky, IUPUI, Green Bay and Jacksonville State.  The trip to the Bahamas will also give us three games against top-notch competition.”

“We are very excited to have our schedule set and have the opportunity to test ourselves and be prepared for conference play.”

Submitted by Bob Pristash

* Evansville set for Thursday showdown with UT Martin

Purple Aces women’s soccer team returns home to take on UT Martin, Thursday night at 7 p.m. at Arad McCuchan Stadium.

Submitted by Emily McMillan


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