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Friday, September 13, 2019

* 2019 Holiday Schedule

The University of Evansville will be closed during the holidays to allow our employees to enjoy this special time with their families.

The following November – December – January holiday schedule will be observed:

Closed Wednesday, November 27
Closed Thursday, November 28
Closed Friday, November 29

Last day to work before break – Friday, December 20
Closed Monday, December 23 through Wednesday, January 1
Reopen Thursday, January 2

The complete listing of holidays observed by the University of Evansville can be found online.

Submitted by Lori LeDuc

* 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!


Upcoming Events

* Jumma' Prayer Today!

Jumma' Prayer will be held today in the basement of Neu Chapel at 3:00 P.M. today and will be held every Friday.

Submitted by Abdul Ashraf

* Poet Ernest Hilbert to Read at Coffee Hour

The Department of Creative Writing will host poet Ernest Hilbert for a Coffee Hour reading on September 19 at 4:00 in the Melvin Peterson Gallery. Hilbert is the author of Sixty Sonnets, All of You on the Good Earth, and Caligulan, which was selected as winner of the 2017 Poets’ Prize. His fourth collection, Last One Out, appeared in March 2019. He lives in Philadelphia where he works as a rare book dealer and book reviewer for The Washington Post and The Wall Street Journal. His poem “Mars Ultor” appears in Best American Poetry 2018.

Submitted by Paul Bone

* Callout for all students interested in Masters in Physician Assistant

Undergrads interested in the Pre-Physician Assistant Pathway are invited to attend an advising session with UEPA Faculty, Dr. Andy Lampkins and UEPA Program Administrator, Mrs. Billie Chandler. The meeting will be held in SOBA162 on Thursday, September 19 from 5:00-5:30. If you need additional information, please contact Mrs. Chandler at or 812-488-3400.

Submitted by Billie Chandler

* Physical Therapy Club Meeting

The first PT Club meeting will be Wednesday, September 18th @ 4:30 at the Stone Center. We will be talking about the club, events, etc. Dues are $5 and will be due by the second meeting! Any questions, feel free to contact us!

Submitted by Stephanie Snodgrass

* On Campus Health Screenings 2019-20

Sign up for your 2019-20 Health Screening! Sign ups for this event are posted on AceLink. Screenings will be held in Eykamp Room 252 on September 10-13 from 7:00-11:00 a.m. each day. An 8-12 hour fast is required to complete your screening. Black coffee and water are permitted during the fasting period. Please take maintenance medication as prescribed. Earn HRA credits and avoid higher medical insurance premiums.

Submitted by Lori LeDuc

* University Worship

The Office of Religious Life invites you to a time of meditation and reflection every Sunday night. All questions, all perspectives, and all identities are welcome. Neu Chapel, 7:30-8:15PM.

Submitted by JillAnn Knonenborg

* Newman Club Philanthropy: Mama Marathon

Mama Marathon is on Friday, Sept. 13! Newman hosts the FIRST ANNUAL Philanthropy event for Life Choices, a local community organization helping teen moms. Contact Annie Sheridan ( to register a group of 5 people to participate!

Submitted by Savannah Leigh Cyr

* Catholic Mass with Father Godfrey Mullen

Celebrate mass with Father Godfrey Mullen this Sunday at 1pm in Neu Chapel.

Submitted by Savannah Leigh Cyr

* UE BlockFest

Join the Student Government Association and other student organizations on Saturday, Sept. 14 4-7pm on the lawn between Morton and Neu Chapel for the first ever BlockFest. Events include live music, body paint artist, henna tattoos, balloon sculptures, free tshirts, food trucks, tie dye, games, and more! Free for all UE students, faculty, administration, and staff. We hope to see you there!

Submitted by Megan King

* 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

* 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

* 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

* Aces Pep Band

The Aces Pep Band is kicking off their season with rehearsals on Mondays, from 4:00pm-4:50pm in FA110. Any student with former band experience is eligible to attend and participate. For more information, contact Prof. Greg Keith at

Submitted by Greg Keith

* River Kitty Survey and Free Student Event

Lori Smith's COMM 322 Strategic Public Relations class is working with River Kitty Cat Cafe to develop a PR campaign. In order to develop the best campaign for River Kitty, students have developed an interest survey in order to complete their market research. All are encouraged to participate in this 3 minute survey.

Students are also encouraged to attend River Kitty's Study Buddy event from 6-9 p.m. every Wednesday. Students with a valid college ID will receive free entry to the cat lounge. We hope to see you there and thank you in advance for taking our survey!

Submitted by Dallas Carter

* Writing Center to Open

The UE Writing Center will be open for business starting at 1 PM on Monday, September 16th, with a full roster of hours starting on Tuesday. There are slightly different hours and days this year:
Monday: 10 AM - 8 PM
Tuesday: 10 AM - 8 PM
Wednesday: 10 AM - 4 PM
Thursday: 10 AM - 8 PM
Friday: 10 AM - 1 PM
(*New DAY and hours) SUNDAY: 12 PM - 4 PM
Remember that you can schedule appointments online but you can also always drop in! We’re looking forward to working with you on your writing projects. Don’t forget to bring your prompt so that student tutors can work with you to achieve the best possible paper.

Submitted by Katie Mullins

* Tickets on Sale for TEDxEvansville on November 8 in Shanklin Theatre

Tickets are now on sale for TEDxEvansville's November 8th event, "Change," presented by the Community Foundation Alliance. UE's own Lisa Kretz, associate professor of philosophy, will speak at the event on the topic, “Bridging Theory to Action: Hope and Climate Change”.

Tickets are available for purchase online on Eventbrite and

  • Early bird general admission tickets (available until Sept. 28): $25
  • General admission tickets: $35
  • Student tickets: $10

"We are excited to announce tickets are now available for the public, and at a price that will make the event accessible to more people in our community, especially students,” says Heather McNabb, Executive Director of TEDxEvansville. “Our partnership with the Community Foundation Alliance and the move to a larger venue will enable us to reach more of our community than ever before, and really fulfill our mission of sharing ideas worth spreading.”

The event will feature nine speakers presenting at Shanklin Theatre on the University of Evansville campus from 6-9pm on Friday evening, Nov. 8, 2019, with an opening reception starting at 5pm.

The speakers include:

 Lisa Barnett – Founder/ Executive Director, Southside Stars Youth Zone
“The Heart of Lasting Change is Youth”

 Lewis Chaney – Business Storytelling Consultant, Public Speaking Coach
“You Won’t Die From Public Speaking but Your Deal Might”

 Dr. Angela Graves – Audiologist, Hearing Healthcare Center
“Breaking Down Communication Barriers”

 Ashley Sides Johnson – Author
“The Elephant in Your Office has a Mental Illness”

Dr. Ashley Jordan, Executive Director, Evansville African American Museum
“It’s Not My Story…Why Should I Care?”

Jason Koger - Motivational Speaker, Actor
“Why Just Survive When You Can Thrive?”

Dr. Lisa Kretz – Associate Professor, University of Evansville
“Bridging Theory to Action: Hope and Climate Change”

Cindy Petrov Alfaro – Founder, Lawtina LLC
“Why Engaging Your Community in Your Struggle Story Can Change the World”

Josey Roth – Non-Profit Management & Freelance Researcher
“What if Businesses Treated Employees like People?”

Learn more about each speaker at

Tickets are available for purchase on Eventbrite. Those interested in learning more about the event and getting involved in the TEDxEvansville community can follow TEDxEvansville on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.

* UE Employee Photo Exhibit Now On Display

The 2019 UE Employee Photo Exhibit opened on Monday, September 9 in the Krannert Gallery. Please come by the gallery to view the interesting and thoughtful photography created by your co-workers and UE retirees.

Participants include:

Corliss Chastain, Department of Art
Katrina Seibert-Costeur, Foreign Languages
Rob Shelby, Office of Diversity Initiatives
Mari Plikuhn, Law, Politics, and Society
Keith Gehlhausen, Human Resources & Institutional Equity
Hanns G. Pieper, Emeritus Faculty
Lynn R. Penland, Dean Emerita
John Metelko, Track and Field/Cross Country
Carol McCraney, Law, Politics, and Society
Holly Carter, Education Abroad/Harlaxton College Programs
Amy McBride, School of Education

Submitted by Carol McCraney

* Subjects Needed for Psychology Research

I am conducting research for my individual study and looking to recruit subjects. This survey is about academic pressure and test performance. Participation includes two sessions (one per week over a two week period) which will occur in Hyde 15. Each session should only take about 10-15 minutes. Students may get an extra credit if they are taking a psychology class. Interested students should visit this site to sign their dates, name, and email.

If you have questions, prior to participation, you may email the researchers at

Thank you so much for participating in my study.

Sumbitted by Jialin Xiang

* All NEW, incoming students must be compliant with the submission of the required health documents by September 16, 2019.

Please stop by the Student Health Center to verify your compliance status, discuss missing documents, or obtain any services you are missing for compliance. All health requirements must be submitted to your MED+PROCTOR account by Monday, September 16th or you will risk your eligibility to attend classes. (With the exception of the second dose of Meningitis B) Please call 812-488-2033 or stop by the Health Center if you have any questions or concerns about the health requirements.

Submitted by Tara Ulrich

* 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

* GLACURH Regional Conference Applications

If you are interested in attending the Great Lakes Affiliate of College and University Residence Halls (GLACURH) leadership conference planned for November 15-17, you have until September 20 to apply! Applications can be found online.

GLACURH is a regional leadership conference where selected delegates have the opportunity to network, present campus programs, and learn about initiatives other universities have in practice that could benefit the University of Evansville.

For more information please email Jared Bailey,

* 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


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



* Aces volleyball to host Dunn Hospitality Tournament

With its first four matches taking place away from home, the University of Evansville volleyball team opens its 2019 home schedule with the Dunn Hospitality Tournament.  UE opens play at 6 p.m. Friday against Purdue Fort Wayne before taking on Middle Tennessee State and Eastern Illinois on Saturday.

Weekend Recap

  • The season opened for the Aces over the weekend in Cape Girardeau, Mo.
  • Evansville dropped a hard-fought 3-2 match against Western Illinois in the opener before bouncing back with a 3-0 win over Jackson State
  • Saturday’s finale saw the Aces challenge in each set before Southeast Missouri State finished with a 3-0 win
  • Melanie Feliciano earned All-Tournament honors averaging 3.64 kills and 3.27 digs per set
  • The Aces continued play on Tuesday, earning a 3-0 win at Tennessee State; it marked the first non-conference road sweep since UE did so against NC Central in 2013

Dunn Hospitality Tournament  

  • This season marks the ninth Dunn Hospitality Tournament; it has been held annually since 2010 with the exception of 2012.
  • Last year, UE fell in contests against Austin Peay and Northern Kentucky; overall, the Aces are 13-10 in the event and went a perfect 3-0 in the first tournament in 2010

Freshman of the Week

  • In her first weekend of collegiate action, freshman Melanie Feliciano led the Aces with 3.64 kills per set while garnering a spot on the Redhawks Invitational All-Tournament Team along with MVC Freshman of the Week honors
  • Feliciano began her career with a 19-kill, 14-dig performance against Western Illinois; she hit .333 and finished with two block assists
  • She continued her success against the Tigers adding 15 kills and stands second in the MVC with 3.93 per game; that average is one of the top 15 tallies in the nation among freshmen

Senior Success

  • Patricia Joseph is off to a nice start in the first week of her senior campaign
  • Limited to 36 sets last season, Joseph has played in all 14 frames this year, averaging 1.79 kills per set
  • She set her career mark with 9 kills in 19 tries against Western Illinois

Scouting the Opposition

  • Purdue Fort Wayne has a 2-5 mark entering the Dunn Hospitality Tournament
  • The Mastodons are led on the offensive side by Katie Crowe’s 2.74 kills per set while Rachel Cruis anchors the defense to the tune of 4.36 digs per frame
  • Their wins have come over South Alabama and UC Riverside
  • Middle Tennessee State will mark the first opponent of the day on Saturday; the Blue Raiders come to Meeks Family Fieldhouse with an 0-6 mark
  • Urte Neimantaite and Emma Grever lead MTSU with 3.29 and 3.11 kills per game, respectively
  • Sarah Sumida checks in with 10.83 assists per game while Taylor Hammill is averaging 8.94
  • The weekend finale pits the Purple Aces against Eastern Illinois, who starts the weekend with an 0-6 record
  • EIU is paced on the offensive side by Ireland Hieb, who has 2.71 kills/set; Katie Sommer is just behind her with 2.39
  • Bailey Chandler sits at 8.45 assists per set and has a team-best eight service aces
  • On the defensive side, Madison Cunningham has a team-high 3.91 digs/frame

Submitted by Bob Pristash

* Volleyball earns big road sweep at Tennessee State

In a match that featured back-and-forth action all evening, the University of Evansville volleyball team overcame deficits in each set to earn an impressive 3-0 sweep at Tennessee State on Tuesday evening.

Freshman Melanie Feliciano led the Aces (2-2) offense with 15 kills as four players finished with seven or more.  Rachel Tam notched 13 while Patricia Joseph and Alondra Vazuqez posted seven apiece.  In just three sets of work, Allana McInnis totaled 38 assists, an average of 12.7 per game.  Gabriela Macedo posted 15 digs while Vazquez finished with nine and Tam added eight.

“I am very happy about how the team reacted against a very physical and athletic team,” UE coach Fernando Morales said after the win.  “TSU is a team that makes great plays and our girls did a great job of being patient and wait for our moments to go on our runs.  We executed really well in the end of each set; that is a great sign.”

Evansville got off to a quick start in game one, taking a 5-1 lead.  Three different players had a kill in the stretch, including Kate Tsironis, who capped off the run.  The Tigers came right back with a 5-1 stretch of their own to tie it up at 6-6.  Tennessee State’s run continued as they opened up a 12-9 lead on a Julia Pierson kill.  A Feliciano kill ended the stretch and Evansville was able to wrestle away their largest lead at 21-15 thanks to a Vazquez kill.  The Tigers fought back once again, cutting the deficit to a point (24-23), but Feliciano put the finishing touches on the set with a kill that gave UE the 25-23 win.

Tennessee State regrouped and took an early 11-4 lead in the second frame.  The Tiger defense forced four consecutive errors by the Aces.  Their lead reached as many as seven (13-6) before the Aces rallied back.  Trailing 16-12, Evansville reeled off six of the next eight points to tie the game at 18-18.  After swapping the lead twice, UE grabbed the lead for good at 21-20.  The set was clinched on a Patricia Joseph kill that made it another 25-23 final.

Three ties in the third game led to a 7-7 score before Tennessee State recorded four in a row to take an 11-7 edge.  UE chipped away and was able to tie it up at 16-16 forcing a TSU time out.  With the score knotted at 18-all, a TSU error coupled with a Feliciano kill gave the Aces a 20-18 lead, forcing the Tigers to take their final time out of the game.  From there, the Aces held strong and clinched the 3-0 road sweep on Feliciano’s 15th kill of the evening.  The 25-22 victory saw the Aces even their season record at 2-2.

This weekend, the Aces will be inside Meeks Family Fieldhouse for the first time this season, hosting the Dunn Hospitality Tournament.  Evansville takes on Purdue Fort Wayne at 6 p.m. Friday before welcoming Eastern Illinois and Middle Tennessee State on Saturday.

Submitted by Bob Pristash


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