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Wednesday, September 25, 2019

* Security Awareness Week

10:00 am – 2:00 pm – Ridgway University Center

First Aid/CPR display with equipment carried by Security Officers
Security display focusing on Fire Safety.
Students can register for FREE prizes

  • Each registration gets a free 100 Grand! (candy bar)
  • One lucky Golden Ticket winner gets a chance to answer a Trivia question about Safety & Security and win a Chick Fil A gift card!

What's Happening Today

* Wednesday Communion

A brief Holy Communion (also called Eucharist) will be served at Neu Chapel on Wednesday, September 25, 3:15PM. All are welcome to receive.

Submitted by JillAnn Knonenborg

* Newman Night: Dinner and Discussion with Fr. Godfrey Mullen on Liturgical Justice

Every Wednesday at the UE Newman House (across from Koch) students invite campus for an evening of fun and faith formation. Our speakers begin at 5pm, followed by a FREE home-cooked meal. All are welcome! Here is our speaker list for FALL 2019. Email Annie Sheridan ( for details:

Wednesday, September 25 - Fr. Godfrey Mullen - Liturgical Justice
Wednesday, October 2 - Seminarians - Philip and Jose - share their vocation stories
Wednesday, October 9 - Dr. Peter Rosario discusses 'Identity' for students' mental health

Submitted by Savannah Leigh Cyr

* I-House: Greece

This week's presentation is on England. Cat Snodgrass is an exchange student from England at University of Evansville. She is a freshmen undecided major. She will be sharing about herself and her culture at I-House England happening on September 25th (Wednesday), on the 2nd floor of Ridgway University Center at 7pm! We hope to see you there!

Submitted by Hussam Taj

* 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 25, 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

* Student Safety and Situational Awareness Training

Recognizing threats is a key element in preventing them. How well are you able to recognize and identify the warning signs of risk? In this course, VERUS SECURITY teaches you how to understand both the verbal and nonverbal cues attackers provide – even when they are unaware of doing so! Information is applicable to all genders!

Protect yourself! Through videos, class participation, and lecture focusing on real life attack situations and outcomes, you’ll learn:

  • The secret cues and clues found in body language
  • Grooming gestures
  • Facial Tells
  • Eye accessing (Neuro-Linguistic Programming)
  • The importance of de-escalation
  • And much more

When: Wednesday September 25th from 6-8pm
Where: Eykamp 251

Hosted by EPD officers, and owners of Verus Security, as well as the Office of Health Education.

* Mindfulness Workshop Series - September 25th

The Office of Counseling Services, in collaboration with the Fitness Center, will be hosting a monthly Mindfulness Workshop Series beginning September 25th from 4-5pm in the Aerobics Room of the Fitness Center. Attendees will learn basic mindfulness skills at the September session and actively participate in practicing these skills as a group. Yoga will be available in the gym from 5-6pm immediately following the workshop.

Submitted by Liz McCormick


Upcoming Events

* FREE HIV testing at Student Health Center on October 3

Matthew 25 will be hosting free, confidential HIV testing at the Student Health Center on October 3 from 9am-11am. No appointment necessary.

Submitted by Tara Ulrich

* Homecoming Week!

Monday 10/14: Banner Competition
Banners will be hung in Ridgway.

Tuesday 10/15: Matt the Knife Performance
Matt the Knife is a mentalist, magician, and speaker who has performed in 21 countries across 4 continents and has broken more records than any other magician. He will be visiting UE and performing at 7:30pm in Cafe Court!

Wednesday 10/16: Surprise Pop-Up Event
Follow @uesab on Instagram to find out the details of this event when it takes place!

Thursday 10/17: Chili Bowl Sale
UE's Clay Club will be hosting this event from 11:30am-1:00pm between Hyde and Sampson hall.

Friday 10/18: Pep Rally featuring DJ McNaughty
Bring your dancing shoes to the East Terrace Lawn at 5 pm to get hyped up for the Homecoming Game! The Homecoming Court will be announced here, along with the winner of the banner competition. There will also be free t-shirts!

Saturday 10/19: Tailgate and Men's Soccer vs. Drake
From 2-5pm, live music, food trucks, inflatables, and games will all be available on H-Lot. Come hangout with your friends before the big game, which starts at 5.

If you would like to know further details on how to get involved in Homecoming week, please email Crayton Chesnut at


Submitted by Megan King

* Have Feedback for Dining Services?

Join Chartwells and the Office of Residence Life on Thursday, October 10 at 1 pm for free lunch and good conversation. We want to help make your dining experience on campus the best it can be. If you are interested in joining this committee, please email Megan King at for further details.

Submitted by Megan King

* Join us for the Alumni Awards Celebration!

The campus community is invited to the upcoming Alumni Awards Celebration on Friday, October 18. Distinguished members of the alumni community that will be celebrated include:
Distinguished Alumni Award - Lloyd Winnecke ’82; William Bell ’49 (posthumous)
Distinguished Young Alumni Award - Wes Grantom ’03 and Amelia McClain ’03
Samuel Orr Honorary Alumni Award - Bob Bowen; Angela Williams (posthumous)
Edie Bates Volunteer Service Award- Brad Coomer ’93

There will also be fraternity and sorority alumni inducted into the Greek Hall of Fame. Tickets are $50 per person and include dinner and a cocktail hour. More information and registration can be found at This is a 21+ event. All alumni and non-alumni members of the UE community are welcome and encouraged to attend!

Submitted by Molli Duckworth

* Walk to Defeat ALS

Join PHSA this Saturday, September 28th in Downtown Evansville to participate in a Walk to Defeat ALS! We will be fundraising and participating in the mile-long walk near the Tropicana Hotel. Join the team named "Public Health Student Association of UE" with the team captain named Madison Hamman. Fundraising isn't necessary to join, but would be much appreciated to help out with the cause! We have PHSA team shirts available to wear if interested. The more people, the better! We would love to represent UE with a large crowd! Email if interested any time before the event!

Submitted by Reema El-Khodary

* Free Tours of the Peters-Margedant House this Saturday 9/28

The Peters-Margedant house museum will be having an open house event from 11-1pm this Saturday 9/28. Tours will last approximately 15mins and are open to the public.

The Peters-Margedant house is a museum located on UE's campus behind the Koch center. Built in 1934 by architect William Wesley Peters, this tiny house is notable for its Usonian style architecture made famous by Frank Lloyd Wright.

Longer tours are by appointment and can be scheduled by emailing

Submitted by Jordan Hall

* Workshop for Pre-Professional Health Students

Are you a first year student considering medicine, dentistry, optometry, veterinary medicine or pharmacy? Please plan to attend an informational workshop on Wednesday, September 25 or Thursday, September 26 at 4 PM in KC 124. We will discuss how to be a successful pre-professional student starting now! See Francie Renschler in Academic Advising if you are unable to attend or have questions.

Submitted by Frances Renschler

* University of Evansville Theatre presents SMALL MOUTH SOUNDS

The University of Evansville Theatre opens their 2019–2020 season with Bess Wohl’s SMALL MOUTH SOUNDS. Yearning for authentic connection in a digital world, six disparate people seek solace at a silent retreat. This production opens on Friday, Sept. 20, at 7:30 p.m. in the May Studio Theatre. Additional performances are 7:30 p.m. on Sept. 21, 23, 24, 25, 26 and at 2:00 p.m. on Sept. 22.

Submitted by Sharla Cowden

* Register for AceRace 5K!

Register to participate in AceRace to help benefit AceCare, a student-run pro-bono clinic that provides free physical therapy services to those in need around the Evansville community! Ace Race is October 19th starting at 9:30 am, arrive by 9 am, at the East Terrace Lawn. Students cost $15 to register and will receive a free t-shirt if you sign up prior by September 30th.

Register online.

Submitted by Mary Whelan

* ECO's Earth Day Birthday 2020 Call-out Meeting

Join us in discussing details, including service opportunities, for Earth Day Birthday 2020 in the Gallery '59, upstairs Ridgway on October 17 from 6:00-7:00 p.m.

Submitted by Paige Johnson

* 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

* Need a passport?

Representatives from the US Postal Service will be on campus processing passports on Friday, September 27 from 11:00am to 2:00pm in the Harlaxton Room (Room 155) in the School of Business building! If you bring all the required documents, you can get your passport photos taken and your passport processed at this event right here on campus. You can also bring your current passport to be renewed at this event.

Here is what you will need to bring to the event in order to get your passport processed:

  • Photo Identification: US drivers license, and if not from Indiana, a credit or debit card
  • Proof of Citizenship: Original or certified copy of long form birth or citizenship certificate
  • Passport Application: Available online at, at the study abroad office, or at this event
  • Payments: Two checks, money orders, or cashiers checks:
  • $110 to the US Department of State
  • $35 to the USPS

Photos On Site: Passport photos can be taken during the event for an additional $15 to the USPS

All members of the UE community – faculty, staff, and students – are welcome to come to this event! Feel free to contact Kaylynn McCalister in the study abroad office at or 812-488-2039 for more information about the event or requirements.

Submitted by Kaylynn McCalister


Info You Should Know

* Homecoming Royalty Nominations

Mark your calendars! Homecoming Week is October 14-19! Be sure to join the fun in welcoming our UE Men’s Soccer team back home on October 19 at 5pm as they face Drake. Purple treats, magicians, pep rally, free tshirts, tailgates, and more! See attachment for further details.

During Homecoming Weekend, we plan to name our 2 Homecoming Royalty winners. To be eligible, students must be a full time student and member of the senior class. Nominations may be made by anyone on campus, either a student organization, group of friends, team, roommates, cohort members, etc. Please complete the nomination form below by Friday, October 4th to nominate a senior you believe deserves to be named UE Homecoming Royalty 2019.

The 8 Homecoming Royalty finalists will be announced at our Pep Rally on Friday, October 18. Finalists will be presented as the Homecoming Court and our 2 Homecoming Royalty winners will be announced at the Men's Soccer Game on October 19. Nominations do not need to be gender-specific, as our Homecoming Royalty winners will be determined by the top 2 individuals with the most votes.

Submit your nomination online for Homecoming Royalty 2019.

Submitted by Megan King

* Alumni & Parent Relations Welcomes Jennifer Whitaker

The Office of Development & Alumni Relations is delighted to welcome Jennifer Whitaker as the new Director of Alumni and Parent Relations. Jennifer is a 1999 UE alumna who received her Bachelors in Mass Communications with an emphasis in Journalism and Public Relations; minor in Business. She spent the last 14 years of her career with the Buffalo Trace Council here in Evansville as the District Director overseeing a five-county area and also teaches an EX Ed class through our Center for Career Development.

As the Director of Alumni and Parent Relations, Jennifer will work with our University Advancement team to promote programming, volunteerism, and philanthropy to our 33,000 plus alumni and parents around the world. She will work closely with the Alumni Association Board of Directors, Harlaxton Society Board of Directors, and Parents Council in addition to working with our UE Connect Program, regional alumni chapters, and alumni affinity groups. We are thrilled to welcome Jennifer back home to the University. Jennifer’s Office is located in the Alumni House on Rotherwood.

Submitted by Wendy Marx

* Development & Athletics Welcomes Sarah Tuohy

The departments of development and athletics are excited to announce the addition of Sarah Tuohy to our team. Sarah began on August 26 as our new Athletics Advancement Officer. Sarah comes to UE from Boston College, where she was most recently on their Athletics Advancement team. Prior to BC, Sarah was a graduate assistant with the Rams Club at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Sarah kicked off her career in athletics here at UE as an external affairs intern. Sarah is excited to rejoin the UE team and assist in our fundraising efforts for both athletics and the campus community at large. Please send Sarah a warm welcome at

Submitted by Wendy Marx

* Apply to be a Resident Assistant

Apply to be a Resident Assistant for the Spring 2020 Academic Semester!

Applications are open on UEngage.
Applications are due October 22nd at midnight.

Please fill out the application to the best of your ability and answer all questions with as much detail as possible. You will be required to submit a résumé as well as two references. Interview times should be chosen through the link at the end of the application. Interviews are between October 28th and October 30th and interviews are mandatory, unless you have an emergency, class, or prior conflict. Dress is business casual for interviews. Please let us know ASAP if that is the case so we can schedule a different time for your interview.

If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact Megan King at or Karyssa Vasquez at

Submitted by Karyssa Vasquez

* New Copy/Print website

Have you heard? There is a Copy/Print website on AceLink! This website is a new resource that provides copy and print related information such as campus copier locations, rates, equipment instructions, production copier instructions, etc. Be sure to check it out!

Submitted by Kim Winsett

* Toyota Indiana Partnering with UE for Changemaker Challenges and Robotic Football

Toyota Motor Manufacturing Indiana recently made a gift of $35,000 to UE to support the High School and Community Changemaker Challenges and Robotic Football, a new engineering senior design project. Working with Mark Randall, assistant professor of electrical engineering, four current students are designing and building the first two players (quarterback and running back) of the eventual team which will compete in the College Robotic Football Conference founded at Notre Dame. This spring the players will compete in the CRFC combine, and other players will be built by future senior project groups, members of UEFirst and local high schools students. The goal is for a full UE team to compete by the spring 2022 competition. UE is grateful to Toyota Indiana for their support and partnership on these exciting projects!

Submitted by Sylvia DeVault

* Fall Healthy Behavior Challenge Starting Oct. 6th

Participate in the Fall Healthy Behavior Challenge and earn an additional $150.00 in HSA credits. The challenge begins Oct. 6th- Nov. 30th. Participants will be challenged to track their exercise throughout the challenge. Email to sign up. Challenge info and logs are attached. Please print logs to get started. Additional information will be sent via email at the start of the challenge.

Submitted by Ashley Chipps

* Help Empower Cancer Patients to be Tech-Savvy

Are you interested in enabling older cancer patients to become more health literate by helping them become more tech-savvy?

If so, the Digital Sherpa Program needs you!

Patient Empowerment Network (PEN)?is?partnering with the?Cancer Support Community?to bring the Digital Sherpa Program to cancer patients and caregivers in?the Evansville area?and we would love to partner with?your students to help make it happen.?To successfully run the workshop, we need?10-15 students?who can volunteer 3-4 hours of their time on?Tuesday, October 22 from 11:30am-2:30pm at the Gilda’s Club Evansville (5740 Vogel Rd)?to assist cancer patients and their families with becoming more tech-savvy. PEN staff will supervise the students during the workshop and be available to sign off on volunteer hours. Pre-workshop training will be offered virtually prior to the workshop and can be completed at your convenience.?

Register online.

Below is a brief summary of the Digital Sherpa Program:
The?Digital?Sherpa?Program aims to help cancer patients (mainly 65 and older) and their families become more tech-savvy. The program’s workshops educate patients and care partners in basic internet and social media skills to help them in their search for information about their illness and support for them and their families.?

Cancer patients, known as “Climbers” in the program, are paired with university students, known as “Sherpas”, who have been specially trained by the Patient Empowerment Network to offer skills such as:
Internet use (such as opening an email account, navigating Google, and creating and remembering passwords)
Social media skills (including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram)
Creating virtual connections with other cancer patients via on-line patient support communities
How to use apps such as Uber and other ride-share services to get to appointments

By producing this program PEN and CSC want to show what can be done to help?cancer?patients and their families become more tech-savvy, educated, self-confident and in control of their cancer journey. By pairing?digital?natives (you!) with the older generation, we hope to create an empathetic and powerful relationship that is an asset to any community.?

Here's a video that we produced to give potential partners a bit more insight into the positive impact of the program.

For questions for more info please contact:

Submitted by Karyssa Vasquez

* Planning to Graduate in Fall/2019 or Spring/2020?

If you are planning to graduate in Fall/2019 or Spring/2020, then don't forget to APPLY FOR GRADUATION at MyUE Self Service. Any questions, please contact the Office of Registrar.

Submitted by Meg Wilson

* 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

* Kip Moore Concert Student Discount!

Kip Moore: Room To Spare Acoustic Tour: October 12, 2019 @ 7:00PM

Concert will feature Country & Folk artists Kip Moore and Kylie Morgan. Some of Kip Moore’s more well known tracks include titles such as “Somethin’ ‘Bout A Truck” and “Hey Pretty Girl.” Kip Moore will be performing at the Victory Theatre in Evansville, IN on Saturday, October 12, 2019 at 7:00pm Central Time. UE students can use the online promo code ACES or go to the Ford Center Box Office to get exclusive $25 tickets! For more information visit the Ticketmaster website or call the Ford Center Ticket Office at 812-422-1515.

Submitted by Becca Humphrey

* Dr. Strobel to Speak at the Evansville Museum

On Thursday, September 26th at 6:30pm, UE Art History professor, Dr. Heidi Strobel, will be presenting alongside Dr. Jim Renne on the architect and engineer known as William Wesley Peters. Their talk will provide brief background information about Peters’ mentor Frank Lloyd Wright and Usonian architecture. It will further explore Peters himself, his academic background including Evansville College (1929-1930), the Peters-Margedant House and its move to the University of Evansville in 2016 and the dollhouse project.

The lecture will take place at the Evansville Museum. Additional information can be found online.

Submitted by Jordan Hall



* Lowry Designated MVC Athlete of the Week

Rewriting the record books, junior cross country runner, Anna Lowry earns Missouri Valley Conference Athlete of the Week for the second time this season and third time in her career.

Lowry captured her second straight event title at the Austin Peay Cross Country Festival over the weekend. Her 16:46.42 time set a new school record by over a minute, a new course and personal record, while also being the fastest 5K in the MVC this season.

Helping her team defend its championship from a season ago, Lowry finished the race almost a minute faster than the next runner from Bethel.

The Purple Aces will next travel to the Fast Cats Classic on Oct. 12.

* Rachel Tam named MVC Player of the Week

The MVC-leading University of Evansville volleyball team has earned conference recognition for the third week in a row as senior Rachel Tam has been named the league’s Player of the Week on Monday.

Highlighting the previous week for Tam was a new school record of 39 kills in the win over Tennessee Tech.  Her total is second all-time in Valley history.

“The sacrifice the girls did by running open gyms and working out together is really paying off,” UE coach Fernando Morales said.  “This is a total team effort; we have had three different players earn conference awards and two others leading the league in stats.”

In Evansville's four matches this week, senior Rachel Tam recorded a total of 106 kills as the Aces went a perfect 4-0 and pushed their win streak to eight.  Her average was 6.63 per set.  In Tuesday's contest against Tennessee Tech, Tam broke the program record with 39 kills.  It marked the second-most in MVC history.

She started the Skyhawk Invitational picking up where she left off, registering 35 kills in 70 attempts versus UT Martin.  That was the highest total in program history in a 4-set match.  Tam added 13 kills in a win over Little Rock before finishing with 19 against Mercer on her way to being named the Skyhawk Invitational MVP.

Tam is the first MVC Player of the Week in five years with Ashley Ring last garnering the honor in 2014.  Melanie Feliciano has won a pair of MVC Freshman of the Week accolades this season while Gabriela Macedo was the league’s Defensive Player of the Week on Sept. 16.

Evansville is set to open up its conference slate this weekend with a trip to face UNI and Drake.


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