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Tuesday, September 3, 2019

What's Happening Today

* Venturing Crew Open House! Tonight, Eykamp 252 at 7pm

Come check out everything that venturing crew has to offer! See what we've done in the past, the trips that we have planned for this year, and sign up for the crew! Email with any questions. We're excited to see you there!

Submitted by Madelyn Reinagel

* 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

* Fall Faculty Gala Concert Tuesday, Sept. 3

Join us for the beginning of the new musical season at the Music Department’s annual Fall Faculty Gala! You’ll hear a wide variety of music performed by UE faculty, including some familiar favorites from classical to musical theater to jazz.

The concert will take place in Neu Chapel at 7:30pm.

Submitted by Kristen Strandberg


Upcoming Events

* 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

* Wanna Be An AceCARE Spanish Interpreter?

AceCARE is striving to increase our number of Spanish Interpreters! If you are a UE student, employee, and/or a friend of AceCARE who speaks Spanish and has a passion for helping people, please come to our Informational Meeting on September 4th 4:30-5:30 pm in Graves 104. If you have any questions, please email Kendall Turner at Hope to see you there!

Submitted by Kendall Turner

* I-House Ethiopia

This week's presentation is on Ethiopia. Abenezer A Achmano is a senior Statistical and Data Science major from Ethiopia at University of Evansville. His favorite part about UE is the friends he made and his hobbies include Watching and playing soocer, reading books, learning new things, conspiracy theories, and physical activities. He will be sharing more about himself and his culture at I-House Ethiopia happening on September 4th (Wednesday), on the 2nd floor of Ridgway University Center at 7pm! We hope to see you there!

Submitted by Hussam Taj

* TIAA Individual Counseling Appointments

The TIAA-CREF representative will be on the UE campus for individual counseling sessions on Tuesday, September 10, 2019. To schedule an appointment, call TIAA-CREF at 1-800-732-8353.

Please note that the meeting location has been changed to SOBA room 153, Eades Music Room.

Submitted by Lori LeDuc

* Catholic Relief Services Callout Meeting

Learn about the amazing work CRS does and how you can help! Free Pizza from The Slice will be provided!

Submitted by Savannah Leigh Cyr

* Tryouts for Women's Basketball Team

Tryouts for the Women's Basketball team will be held on 9/10 at 3pm. Please contact Coach KP at if you're interested.

Submitted by Kaitlynn Pacholke

* October 2 Andiron Lecture by Sara Petrosillo - Weaponizing Mary: How Sexism Met Racism in a Pre-modern World

Sara Petrosillo is an assistant professor of English at the University of Evansville. She holds a PhD in medieval literature from the University of California, Davis and a BA in English and Italian literature from Colby College. Her research and teaching interests include: medieval and early modern literature, feminist theories, medieval manuscript studies, poetics, and critical animal studies. She is currently working on a book, Hawking Women: Falconry, Gender, and the Poetics of Control in Medieval Literary Culture, and she has published essays in medieval, early modern, and theory journals and in a book on animals in medieval literature. Her Andiron lecture on medieval antisemitism and the literary genre, “Miracles of the Virgin,” derives from her interest in examining racial and gender biases in discourses from premodern to modern culture.

The most iconic woman in the Middle Ages graced love poems, the stage, stained glass windows, and even personal wax seals. Medieval depictions of the Virgin Mary offer an extraordinary picture of female power. Women from every social class viewed Mary as an exceptional saint but also—and crucially— as someone who shared something with all of them: she was a woman. Yet, at the height of her popularity in devotional literature, Mary became a violent tool in the hands of authors and audience: the persecutor of non-Christians in the literary genre “The Miracles of the Virgin.” How did a figure of motherhood and female power become such a dangerously powerful weapon? This widely popular genre demonstrates how sexism met racism in a premodern world. Tracing the racist weaponization of a female icon sheds light on our own society’s trouble with detecting the roots of oppression, especially when those roots are entangled in popular culture.

The lecture begins at 4:00 p.m.
Wednesday, October 2, 2019
Eykamp Hall (Room 252), Ridgway University Center
A social gathering with beverages begins at 3:45 p.m.

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

Submitted by Cheryl Emmons

* 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

* 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

* Nominate Individuals for Employee Excellence!

The University of Evansville, in pursuit of excellence in service, wishes to recognize monthly a non-faculty employee displaying records of achievement as a leader. Leadership may be demonstrated in any of the following categories:

  • Service to the University community
  • Service to students
  • Job performance and attitude to fellow employees

One award is presented each month. To be eligible, an employee must be a full-time member of the administration or staff. Nominations are due before the 15th of each month. Nominations are now being accepted for the month of October!

To nominate someone, or to find out more information about the Employee Excellence Award, go to

Submitted by Lori LeDuc

* Free Peer Tutoring

Academic Advising offers free peer group tutoring for many classes and subjects beginning Tuesday, Sept. 3. See the tutoring schedule posted on the MyUe and the Academic Advising webpage.

Check back regularly for new additions and updates to the schedule.

Submitted by Cherie Leonhardt


If you are interested in becoming a member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc, please contact JC Campbell at 812-488-5180. For more information about the organization, please visit

* Need a Space for Changemaking

If you're changemaking on campus and need a space to meet, email Erin Lewis to reserve the Changemaker Incubator in Library 461. 

* FREE HIV testing at Student Health Center on Tuesday, September 3rd 9-11am

Free, confidential HIV testing will be hosted by Matthew 25 at the Student Health Center on Tuesday, September 3rd from 9-11am. No appointment necessary. 


Submitted by Tara Ulrich

* Academic Success Lab Opens Tuesday, September 3

The Academic Success Lab will open Tuesday, September 3 in Clifford Memorial Library room 259. Students are welcome to stop by 4-6 PM Sundays, Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays. Academic Peer Coaches will be available to help you plan your weekly/semester schedule, organize for projects, or teach you how to improve your study skills and time management. This free service is available to all UE students. Walk-ins are welcome, but you may make an appointment by visiting

Please contact Francie Renschler in Academic Advising if you have any questions. 

* 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

* 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.

* Join P.R.I.D.E.

PRIDE starts September 9th in SOBA 271 at 9pm every Monday!

Anyone is welcome to attend, everyone is welcome!

Submitted by Paige Kirkey

* 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


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


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