University of Evansville

AceNotes Today

Monday, September 9, 2019

* Early Morning Incident

At approximately 4:15 a.m., a deceased individual was found on campus. Evansville Police Department and emergency personnel responded quickly and were on campus until approximately 5:00 a.m.

The individual was not a UE student and had no known connection to the University. There is no foul play suspected in this incident.

Please join us in extending thoughts and prayers to the individual's family during this difficult time.

* Parking Locations

Parking Designated for Commuter Students and UE Employees
The University has identified available parking for commuter students and employees who have Parking Permits.  The designated areas can be found on the map located at

Parking at Redeemer Lutheran Church
The Redeemer Lutheran Church which is located on the south side of Lincoln Avenue, has graciously made available their back parking lot for our campus community.  Parking permits are not required to park in the Redeemer Lutheran Church lot. 

Parking in the Adjacent Neighborhoods
The University of Evansville is surrounded by residential neighborhoods and city parking is available on some of the adjacent streets next to the UE campus.  Please be good citizens when parking in these residential areas and be mindful of the following:

  • Watch your speed! There is a lot of pedestrian traffic surrounding the campus.
  • Observe time limits for street parking
  • Do not block drive-ways
  • Parallel park appropriately so as not to block passing traffic
  • Be mindful of the littering
  • Watch for children

All city parking is managed by the Evansville Police Department.  Failure to abide by city laws and regulations may result in fines, towing, etc.

* UE Signs Collaboration Agreements with Chinese Universities

Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost Michael Austin, Dean of the College of Engineering and Computer Science Ying Shang, and Dean of the William L. Ridgway College of Arts and Sciences Ray Lutgring have been working with the Northeast Electric Power University in Jilin, China, on a cooperative educational program in civil engineering and have signed a formal agreement to begin allowing civil engineering students from NEU to receive a dual degree from both universities through a 3+1 agreement.

Austin signing agreement with Northeast Electric Power University

Students in the cohort will take courses from UE in China over two summers and will then come to UE's campus for their senior year. Students may also come to UE for two years and receive a degree from us, or come for three years and transfer back credit to NEU and receive a degree from them.

The goal is to bring between 15-20 students in each year’s cohort and expand a successful agreement to other majors. 

Austin, Shang, and Lutgring also traveled to Changchun, the capital of Jilin Province, where and met with the president and students of the Northeast Normal University, a teacher preparation college. They will also visit Shenyang, the capital of the Liaoning province on the Northeastern Coast, to meet with officials from Shenyang Jianzhu University. The purpose of these meetings is to begin discussions about collaboration agreements, as well as to sign an artuculation agreement with SJZU.

Austin meeting with officials from Chinese universities

This agreement permits Master's of Engineering students to transfer 9 credits from SJZU into that program as part of a dual master's degree. Students will complete the degree at UE and receive a master's degree from both institutions. 

* Apply to Be an Admission Ambassador

As an admission ambassador you have the opportunity to assist with Road Trip, Open House, weekly tours, and meeting many prospective students!

If you are interested, applications will be available from August 29th to September 13th.

Feel free to email Kenlea Meeker at with any questions!


What's Happening Today

* Sigma Alpha Iota Fall Recruitment

If you are a female who enjoys singing or playing an instrument, come get to know the sisters of SAI for a night full of fun!

There are no obligations, just information on what SAI is about! Come visit us in Krannert Hall, Room 142 at 8:30 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday this week.

Submitted by Kiersten Weyer

* UNICEF Campus Initiative First General Meeting

Join UNICEF Campus Initative today for our first general meeting of the semester. We will be discussing what UNICEF is, brainstorming for events, and opening the executive board to new members. Meeting will be September 9 at 7 PM in SOBA 162.

Submitted by Audrey Cuellar


Upcoming Events

* FUN & FREE Event: UE's Mad Hot Ballroom!

Friday, 9/20 7:30pm - 9:00pm, Eykamp Hall 251, Ridgway.

See UE’s Mad Hot Ballroom ChangeLab Program in action! Students from Glenwood Leadership Academy will perform the Merengue and Swing with UE ChangeLab and Ballroom Club students and advisors. Pro/Am Rhythm and Smooth demonstrations also provided.

FREE, but registration is required due to limited seating. Register online by 9/13.

Questions? Email Erin Lewis at

* Medical Spanish Practice

Medical Spanish practice is designed to help students practice communication skills in Spanish for medical settings. Students may arrive and leave at any time. The next session is this Wednesday, September 11, from 5:30-7:00 p.m. in Room 64 in the Schroeder School of Business Building. Please contact associate professor of Spanish Diana Rodríguez Quevedo at for more details. ¡Nos vemos el miércoles!

Submitted by Diana Rodriguez Quevedo

* Free Canoeing and Kayaking with Venturing Crew!

Come join venturing crew on Sunday, September 15th for a FREE afternoon of canoeing and kayaking! The trip starts at 11am and ends around 4, but you can come for just as long as you are able! Sign up Wednesday through Thursday at our tables in Ridgway. We look forward to seeing you there!

Submitted by Madelyn Reinagel

* Want to go to a leadership conference with SAB?

Applications to join SAB at this year's regional NACA Conference can now be found on UEngage under the Forms tab. Applications are due by Sept. 11, 2019.

The National Association of Campus Activities (NACA) Conference is a recognized leadership conference in higher education for providing the knowledge, ideas and resources to promote student learning through engagement in campus life. At NACA, students have the opportunity to be a voice for the UE student body in what events (musicians, comedians, hypnotists, special events, etc.) they would like brought to campus. In addition to booking upcoming events, NACA attendees also gain leadership skills through a number of educational sessions.

The NACA Mid America Regional Conference will take place Oct. 24-27, 2019 at the Northern Kentucky Convention Center in Covington, KY. Registration, transportation, housing, and food will all be funded by the Student Activities Board (SAB) for conference attendees. Students will be excused from classes October 24-27. Seniors are ineligible to attend due to the long-term nature of the conference.

Submitted by Megan King

* This Week In Music (Sept 9-15)

Faculty Recital, Tuesday, September 10
Elizabeth Robertson (oboe) and Friends
7:30pm, Neu Chapel

Oboist Elizabeth Robertson will present a recital on Tuesday, September 10 at 7:30pm in Neu Chapel. The program features a diverse collection of works by W.A. Mozart, Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari, Lewis Jones, and Adolphe Adam. Several other UE music faculty will join Roberts, including Anne Hastings Fiedler (piano), Alan Snow (violin), Mark Hatlestad (viola), Graham Cullen (cello), and Alanna Keenan (soprano).

The concert is free and open to the public.

Submitted by Kristen Strandberg

* "Do Ask, Do Tell" - World Suicide Prevention Day!

Join Counseling Services in Ridgway University Center on Tuesday, September 10th, to acknowledge World Suicide Prevention Day! Learn the 5 Signs of Emotional Distress as well as talk about ways to bring up the topic of suicide with peers. "Do Ask, Do Tell" is this year's theme, intended to prepare each and every one of us to ask what needs to be asked and be able to act when needed! Activities, discussion, and take-home information will be available at the table from 11-12pm.

Submitted by Elizabeth McCormick

* Wellness Wednesday Lunch and Learn

The Office of Health Education is hosting its 1st Wellness Wednesday Lunch and Learn!

This week's topic is "Stress Management Techniques." In this session you will learn tools to cope with the stress of the semester and beyond.

Come to Eykamp 253-254 from 12-1pm! Bring your lunch and join the discussion!

Submitted by Jennifer Hargus

* Military and Veteran Students Open House September 10, 2019

Academic Affairs will host an open house for military and veteran students in the veteran's lounge on the 4th floor of the Bower-Suhrheinrich Library on September 10, 2019, from 11-1:00 pm. Please come to meet and greet with faculty and staff. A light lunch will be provided.

Submitted by Tracey Folden

* 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


Info You Should Know

* SigEp Balanced Man Scholarship

The Balanced Man Scholarship is intended to identify and reward those individuals who exemplify SigEp’s ideals of Sound Mind and Sound Body. It recognizes men that challenge themselves and strive for continuous development in academics and critical thought, health and well-being, and leadership skills. UE’s Indiana Epsilon chapter of Sigma Phi Epsilon is awarding $1,750 this fall, with the overall winner receiving $1,000.

There is no obligation to join in order to apply or win.

Apply online. The deadline to apply is September 14th, 2019.

Submitted by Johnny Hoffmann

* You're invited to Columbia Sportswear’s Employee Store!

The Columbia Sportswear Company has invited all University of Evansville employees to shop at their exclusive employee store August 28 – September 22. The invitation, which is required to shop, is located on MyUE at under Documents and Information Links, Employee Discounts. The store hours and address can be found on the invitation. Happy shopping!

Submitted by Lori LeDuc

* Families Needed for UE Theatre Society's Adopt-a-Student Program

The University of Evansville Theatre Society needs two more families to participate in their popular Adopt-a-Student Program. "With a large first-year class of 41 theatre students hailing from 15 different states, we want to make sure that each of them gets the opportunity to become more involved with the Evansville community at-large," says Sharla Cowden, Managing Director of UE Theatre. For more information about the program, please contact Sharla at or at ext. 2747.

Submitted by Sharla Cowden

* 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 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

* 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



* Wandel Publishes Article

Dr. Tamara Wandel in the Communication Department has an article titled “Pedagogical Strategies for the 49th Parallel” published in the Canadian Teacher Magazine, an independent national magazine published by Pacific Edge Publishing, Ltd.

Submitted by Mark Shifflet

* Zelenak chosen as 2019-2020 Future Educator Fellow

UE Physician Assistant Program is proud to announce PA student Dennis Zelenak's appointment to the PAEA Future Educator Fellowship. Each year, fifteen PA students nationwide are selected to participate in this exciting year-long fellowship, designed to explore foundations in teaching, expose students to the current educational environment, and expand professional development and leadership opportunities. Students have access to a network of mentors and educators who curate an intentional and impactful educational experience for the fellows. Selected applicants will attend a kick-off session at the annual PAEA Education Forum. Fellows will participate in designated sessions at the Forum and then engage in a year-long program, working through educational programming, problems, and competencies designed to foster foundations in PA education. Fellows will also be invited back for the culminating session at the following Education Forum.

Submitted by Billie Chandler


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



* Volleyball picks up first win of the season on opening day

Opening day was a successful one for the University of Evansville volleyball team as the Purple Aces earned a split in contests against Western Illinois and Jackson State.

The Purple Aces fought to the finish in the opener against the Leathernecks, dropping a 3-2 match, but rebounded in a big way, taking a 3-0 victory over Jackson State in Friday’s finale.  It marked the first Division I win for Aces interim head coach Fernando Morales, who was proud of the way his squad performed.

“We had a great day overall.  In the first game, we had a few chances to win, but overall, it was a nice performance,” Morales said.  “We are happy about earning our first win of the season in the second match.  We know we have things to improve on and the girls are working really hard towards that.”

After a hard-fought loss to open the day, the Aces came out poised and ready to pick up a win against JSU.  Alondra Vazquez did her best to make sure that happened, leading all players with 16 kills.  Rachel Tam posted nine.  Cecilia Thon and Allana McInnis has 17 assists apiece while Melanie Feliciano had a strong effort with 13 digs and three service aces.  Fellow freshman Hannah Watkins contributed six block assists in the winning effort.

Game one saw Evansville make a huge rally at the midway point.  The Tigers jumped out to a 10-6 lead before UE turned the tables.  A 13-2 run saw the Aces take what would be an insurmountable 19-12 lead.  Feliciano played a pivotal role in the rally; with UE down 10-7, her precise serving sent the Aces on a 9-0 run.  Vazquez had three kills in a row at one point and a total of four in the rally.  UE kept the foot on the gas and took a 25-18 win.

Jackson State provided another threat in game two.  With the score knotted at 12-12, the Tigers scored five straight to open up a 17-12 lead.  The Aces never relented and fought back to tie it up at 20-20 before continuing what would be an 8-0 stretch to go up 24-20.  Feliciano was the server once again in the rally and had back-to-back aces.  Vazquez added the final kill in what was a 25-21 UE win.

Evansville fended off another challenge in the third frame to earn the win.  JSU turned a 12-12 score into a 16-13 lead.  The Aces came back to tie it at 17-all before six ties led to a 22-22 score.  That is when a few timely defensive plays came in handy.  UE forced a pair of errors to go up 24-22.  Following a Tiger point, Feliciano had the clinching kill in a 25-23 victory.

Friday’s opener saw Rachel Tam post 21 kills with Melanie Feliciano tallying 19 as Western Illinois dealt UE a 3-2 defeat.  Alondra Vazquez and Patricia Joseph checked in with 11 and 9 kills, respectively.  Allana McInnis tallied 45 assists while Gabriela Macedo posted 22 digs.  It was her first action since the season-opening weekend of 2018.  Feliciano posted a double-double with 14 digs of her own.

Western Illinois jumped out to an early 3-0 lead in the opening frame, but Evansville came right back with an 8-0 run.  Allana McInnis provided flawless serving while adding an ace and kill in the rally.  The Leathernecks cut the gap to as little as two points at 16-14, but the Aces never let them get closer.  Up 21-18, UE finished on a 4-2 stretch to take a 25-20 win.  Rachel Tam had six kills in the set while Melanie Feliciano had five.  Chloe Bontrager ended the set with a kill of her own with Elena Redmond providing the assist.

Evansville carried its momentum into the second game.  Up 11-10, the Aces reeled off six in a row to extend their advantage to 17-10.  Feliciano provided three consecutive kills in the rally.  Western Illinois pushed back and cut the deficit to 21-20.  After UE pushed its lead back to a pair, the Leathernecks posted the final five points of the set to finish with a 25-22 win.

A nice stretch opened game three for UE as they jumped out to a 6-2 advantage.  Alondra Vazquez had an ace and kill.  WIU posted four in a row to tie the score at 6-6.  Nine ties led to a 15-15 score before a UE error gave the Leathernecks the lead.  Another kill by Vazquez turned the tides as the Aces scored the next eight points to go up 23-16.  Following a Western Illinois tally, Patricia Joseph registered back-to-back kills to clinch the third set, 25-17.

WIU had the advantage early in the fourth set, opening up an 8-5 lead.  Evansville responded with three in a row to tie it up, but the Leathernecks were able to push their lead up to seven points – 19-12 and finished with a 25-18 win.  In the fifth game, Evansville led by a 10-8 score, but a late rally saw the Leathernecks clinch the match with a 15-12 decision in the decisive set.

Tomorrow, the Aces wrap up the opening weekend with a 2 p.m. contest against host Southeast Missouri State.

Submitted by Bob Pristash

* Aces See Comeback Fall Short Against SEMO

The University of Evansville women’s soccer team saw their comeback fall short against Southeastern Missouri, 2-1, Friday night at Arad McCutchan Stadium.

SEMO struck early in the match off a corner kick that bounced around in the box before finding the back of the net by Megan Heisserer.

The Purple Aces responded in the 20th minute with Emily Ormson converting for the first time this season off of a nice pass around play by UE.

Going into the locker room SEMO led the shot attempts with eight, while UE carded four.

The Redhawks would control the momentum in the second half, while Aces Jaymee-Lee Hunter and goalkeeper Michaela Till keeping the game tied with some great defensive plays.

Submitted by Emily McMillan

SEMO would find the net again in the 74th minute on a high served free kick that got past the Aces, which would end up being the deciding goal.

Till recorded eight saves off of 19 shots faced with 11 aimed at goal.

UE will hit the road to take on Belmont on Sunday, Sept. 8 at 2 p.m. on ESPN+.

* Aces battle SEMO in Redhawks Invitational

Melanie Feliciano had 16 kills while Alondra Vazquez finished with nine in the finale of the Redhawks Invitational where host Southeast Missouri State defeated the University of Evansville volleyball team by a 3-0 final on Saturday afternoon.

Evansville (1-2) gave the Redhawks (3-0) everything it had, but SEMO was able to fend off the challenges.  Feliciano’s kill tally led all players.  Rachel Tam posted seven and Chloe Bontrager added four.  Allana McInnis dished out 29 assists while Gabriela Macedo was stellar defensively, finishing with 24 digs.  McInnis had ten.

Southeast Missouri State grabbed an early 9-3 lead in the opening game.  With the score tied at 2-2, the Redhawks scored four in a row to extend the lead.  Evansville responded with three in a row with Tam and Feliciano each recording a kill, but SEMO pushed its edge to as many as nine points before taking a 25-17 decision.

UE managed a much better start in the second contest, taking a 3-2 lead on an ace from Allana McInnis.  The Aces continued to pace the Redhawks, going up 9-7 on an Alondra Vazquez kill.  SEMO made its run, posting five straight with the score tied at 12-12, but Evansville responded in a big way, reeling off the next six.  Vazquez and Tam each had a kill in the rally while McInnis provided the efficient serving.  SEMO wrestled away a 23-21 lead, but UE continued its fight.  A Kate Tsironis kill helped them tie the score at 23-23.  UE kept up the battle, but Southeast Missouri State posted the final two points to pick up a 27-25 win and a 2-0 match lead.

Gabriela Macedo posted an ace to begin the third stanza, but the Redhawks took control from there, taking a 12-5 lead before clinching the match on the heels of a 25-19 decision.  SEMO led by as many as 11 points at 20-9, but the Aces staged a rally.  Cecilia Thon registered an ace and UE was able to get within four at 22-18, but SEMO regrouped to win the match.

Home action begins next week for the Aces as they host the Dunn Hospitality Tournament.  Purdue Fort Wayne will be the first opponent on Friday at 6 p.m. On Saturday, Evansville welcomes Middle Tennessee State for a 12:30 p.m. contest before facing Eastern Illinois at 6 p.m. inside Meeks Family Fieldhouse.

Submitted by Bob Pristash

* Lowry Earns Individual Title At UNA Invitational

In the second race of the season, the University of Evansville men's and women's cross country teams made strides at the North Alabama Invitational.

The women took fourth place out of 12 teams behind four top-30 finishes, while the men finished eighth with 177 points.

Junior Anna Lowry set the pace for the entire field, taking home the individual 5K title with a 18:02.6 time, just under her personal best. Lowry completed the race 15 seconds faster than second place runner from Mississippi State.

Jenna Fehrebacher finished in the number two spot for the Aces for the second straight week with a 19:56.7 24th place finish. Haylee Harmeyer (20:05.0) and Bones Parker (20:08.5) took 27th and 28th place respectively, while Sarah Poltrack completed UE’s scoring five with a 39th place 20:37.2 finish.

Ricky Hendrix led the way with a personal best on the men’s side with a 27:09.1 8K time, finishing 17th.

Dawson Hood took 30th place while completing the race in 27:40.8, finishing just 14 seconds ahead of teammate Stanley Chepchieng (27:54.5) who took 37th. Kalen Ochs also finished well for the Aces, taking 47th in 28:20.7.

The Purple Aces will take a week off before heading to Clarksville, Tenn. for the Austin Peay Cross Country Festival on Sept. 21.

Submitted by Emily McMillan


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