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Friday, September 27, 2019

What's Happening Today

* Diversity Coffee Hour featuring International Club

Diversity Coffee Hour is a new event hosted by the Center for Diversity. Equity, and Inclusion. Every Friday afternoon from 4-5 we'll meet at the Diversity Resource Center (located on Weinbach across from Hughes. The house with the purple door!) We'll have coffee, tea, and conversations about diversity and inclusion on campus. Each week we'll have a different special guest! This weeks guest is Pamela Oliva, president of International Club. Join us for drinks and great conversation!

Submitted by HarMonee Baltzell

* 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

* 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


Upcoming Events

* University Worship

Come to Neu Chapel on Sunday, 7:30PM, for a time of prayer, reflection, and singing. All perspectives and identities are welcome.

Submitted by JillAnn Knonenborg

* 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

* UE Employees-- Flu Shot Blitz Information

Flu Shots will be available in the Employee Health Clinic October 8th and 10th from 2:00-6:00 PM each day. This event is open to UE Employees, Spouses, and Dependents. Those covered on the UE Medical Plan can receive the shot at no cost. Those not covered on the plan can receive the flu shot for $20.00; cash only please. Contact Appointments are not necessary for this event.

Submitted by Ashley Chipps

* Catholic Mass: Newman Welcomes Bishop Siegel

Join us in celebrating mass at 1pm in Neu Chapel with Bishop Seigel! He will also be speaking after mass and will be giving everyone free prayer books.

Submitted by Savannah Leigh Cyr

* 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

* Catholic Mass

Celebrate Mass with Father Raab on Sunday at 1pm in Neu Chapel!

Submitted by Savannah Leigh Cyr

* 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


Info You Should Know

* Notification of Availability of 2019 Annual Security and Fire Safety Report

The University of Evansville’s 2019 Annual Security and Fire Safety repot is available for your review. The report includes statistics for the previous three years concerning crimes that occurred on campus, in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by the University, and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from, the campus.The report also includes institutional policies concerning campus security, such as policies concerning sexual assault, and other matters. Additional information includes the number of fires that have occurred in on-campus housing facilities during the previous three years, fire safety systems in on-campus student housing units, numbers of yearly fire drills conducted in the facilities, policies concerning smoking, open flames and electrical appliances in student housing. Information about fire safety education and training programs available are included as well as where to report fires. You can obtain a copy of this report by contacting the Office of Safety and Security at, 812-488-2051 and requesting a copy. You may also directly access the report online.

* 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

* 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



* Volleyball opens MVC schedule in Iowa

Sitting at 9-2, the University of Evansville volleyball team sits atop the Missouri Valley Conference entering the opening week of league play

The Aces open up on Friday at UNI before heading to Drake Saturday and hosting Illinois State on Monday

Weekend Recap                                  

  • Evansville went 3-0 in its second-consecutive tournament en route to another championship
  • The Aces swept the Skyhawk Invitational with a 3-1 win over UT Martin, a 3-0 triumph over Little Rock and a hard-fought 3-1 decision against Mercer
  • Rachel Tam was named the MVP of the tournament while Melanie Feliciano and Allana McInnis were on the All-Tournament Team
  • Evansville opened the week with a 3-2 home victory over Tennessee Tech where Tam set the school record with 39 kills; her tally is second all-time in conference history

Top of the Valley                      

  • With 13.35 assists and 14.30 kills per set, Evansville leads the MVC; those numbers put UE 16th in the nation in both stats
  • Evansville ranks third in the league in digs (16.93/set) and hitting percentage (.213)
  • On the individual side, Allana McInnis continues to pace the conference with 11.09 assists
  • Hannah Watkins remains second in the Valley with 1.12 blocks per set while Gabriela Macedo is second in the league in digs (4.86/set) and service aces (0.42/set)
  • Feliciano and Tam rank second and third in kills


Record Breaker                                   

  • Rachel Tam had one of the best games in MVC history registering 39 kills in the win over Tennessee Tech on Sept. 17 and followed that up with an MVP performance at the Skyhawk Invitational on her way to being named the MVC Player of the Week
  • Her total set the Evansville program record was second in conference history, just one off of the all-time mark
  • Tam’s 39 kills is second-most for any NCAA Division I player in 2019
  • Now averaging 4.60 kills/set, Tam is third in the MVC; she has had at least seven kills in all 11 matches in 2019
  • On her way to the MVP honor in Martin, Tenn., Tam recorded 6.09 kills per set with her top match coming against the Skyhawks where she had 35 kills
  • Her 35-kill final marked the top UE total in a 4-set match

A Helping Hand                                    

  • Junior Allana McInnis sits atop the MVC with 11.09 assists per set and is in the top 20 in the country
  • McInnis has averaged 10+ assists in each of the last eight matches - all Evansville victories
  • The top two contests of her career saw her post 65 helpers against Eastern Illinois before recording 64 in the win over Tennessee Tech
  • She has recorded at least 29 assists in ten out of the 11 matches in 2019
  • McInnis posted 22 or more assists in each of the last 14 matches of 2018 and has done so 10 out of 11 times in 2019

Scouting the Opposition                                           

  • UNI enters conference play with a 6-8 record, but seven of those eight losses came against Power 5 schools and the BIg East
  • Karlie Taylor is near the top of the league with 4.73 kills per set and also chips in 3.19 digs per game
  • Rachel Koop averages 10.4 assists per game and has 542 on the season
  • Drake starts the weekend with a 6-7 record but halted a 5-match skid last weekend with a 3-2 win over North Carolina A&T
  • Haley Bush paces the Bulldogs with 3.81 kills per game with Emily Plock just behind at 3.13
  • Their defense is led by Paige Aspinwall’s 6.36 digs per game
  • Illinois State starts their MVC slate with a 7-5 mark
  • The Redbirds are led by Maylee Martin’s 3.86 kills and 10.22 assists per set from Stef Jankiewicz
  • They open MVC action against Missouri State and SIU before coming to Evansville on Monday

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