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Tuesday, October 1, 2019

* Please Return the Tin City Banner

To whomever took the banner from the Tin City Student Archaeological Project, please return it to the place from which you took it. We won't ask any questions. Due to a recent cut to our department budget, we cannot afford to replace it. This is a project of which our students, department, and university are proud and that banner helped communicate the excellent work our students do to everyone associated with, or visiting, the campus. Without the banner, our excavation trenches look like an ugly hole in the ground. Show pride in your university and help share that pride with the campus community and general public by returning the banner. Thanks.

Submitted by Alan Kaiser


Upcoming Events

* UE STUDENTS-- Flu shot Blitz Information

Flu Shots will be available in the Student Health Clinic

October 14th and 16th from 1:00-5:00 PM each day. This event is open to UE Students. The flu shots are $20.00; cash or card payment accepted- unable to charge student account. Appointments are not necessary for this event.

Submitted by Tara Ulrich

* International Bazaar Marketplace

The International Bazaar Marketplace is requesting organizations with a global charitable tie and/or a focus on conservation/sustainability. This is an opportunity to sell items as well as educate attendees about your organizations. This is not limited to UE organizations alone. The date of the event is November 15th, 2019 from 5pm-8pm and RSVPs are due October 15th. Please contact me if you have any questions at ao90. You can RSVP using this link:

Submitted by Anazuo Ohieku-Ajanaku

* I-House: Lebanon

This week's presentation is going to be on Lebanon! Alexandre Nassif is a junior Civil Engineering major from Lebanon at University of Evansville. His favorite part about UE is the community here and one of his hobbies include enjoying music. He will be sharing more about himself and his culture at I-House Lebanon happening on October 2nd (Wednesday), on the 2nd floor of Ridgway University Center at 7pm! We hope to see you there!

Submitted by Hussam Taj

* Fall Break Adventure with Venturing Crew

Come join venturing crew for our fall break adventure! Sleep in tree houses, hike through Panther Den Wilderness, bike the Tunnel Hill Trail, and canoe through Cache River Wetlands! Signs ups are weekdays in Ridgway, September 26 - October 3. This trip costs $120 dollars, covering transportation, lodging, and gear rentals. Everything you needed for an amazing time!

Email us at with any questions. We're looking forward to seeing you there!

Submitted by Madelyn Reinagel

* Volunteers Needed for the Blood Drive

Please help staff Newman Club's blood drive on Tuesday, October 15 in Eykamp Hall. We need people to work at the registration table and the canteen. Volunteers will get a free t-shirt. Sign up online.

Submitted by Savannah Leigh Cyr

* Donate blood on Tuesday, October 15 and be a hero!

Please donate blood on Tuesday, October 15 in Eykamp Hall at the Newman Club's blood drive! Donating blood can save up to three lives, and most people will need blood during their lifetimes. Donors will get a free t-shirt. Sign up online to donate.

You can also sign up to donate in Ridgway from 11-1 on October 1st, 3rd, 9th, or 14th

Submitted by Savannah Leigh Cyr

* UExplore Engineering Program

The College of Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Evansville is offering a UExplore Engineering Program for high school students. The program is designed to give participants a better understanding of the fields of civil, mechanical, electrical, and computer engineering and computer science through activities, hands-on projects, and tours of local industry.

The sessions in the program are October 14, November 4, November 25, January 20, February 10, March 2, March 30, and April 20.  All sessions will be from 6:00-7:15 p.m. in the Koch Center for Engineering and Science on UE’s campus.

James Allen, UE associate professor of mechanical and civil engineering, is the advisor for the program. A registered professional engineer in the states of Indiana and Ohio, Allen has extensive work experience in industry. Allen will be assisted with the program by UE engineering students.

The registration fee for the program is $50.

Register online or contact Kimberly Higgins for more information at 812-488-2661 or

* If God exists, what is it?

On October 6, 6:15PM, join the Office of Religious Life for Theological Thursdays. This week, we'll begin with the question, "If God exists, what is it?" All perspectives and identities are welcome. Meet at Honeymoon Cafe (first eight students to arrive will receive a free coffee or tea).

Submitted by JillAnn Knonenborg

* This Week in Music (Sept 30-Oct 6)

Department of Music LogoFirst Tuesday Concert Series: Tuesday, October 1
Hispanic Heritage Month
7:30pm, Neu Chapel

The Department of Music will continue their First Tuesday concert series on October 1 with a tribute to Hispanic Heritage Month. UE music faculty and guests will perform works by Hispanic composers or works with Hispanic themes. Performances will include pieces by Alberto Ginastera, Astor Piazzola, and Pacquito D’Rivera. Dr. Diana Rodriguez Quevedo, Associate Professor of Spanish at UE, will recite poetry selections. The concert will take place in Neu Chapel at 7:30 pm and is free and open to the public.

Submitted by Kristen Strandberg

* Webelos Engineering Pin Day at UE on October 26

The College of Engineering & Computer Science to host 2019 Webelos Engineering Pin Day

The College of Engineering and Computer Science will host Webelos Engineering Pin Day on Saturday, October 26, 2019. Workshops with activity stations will provide some of the experience required for a Webelos Scout to qualify for an engineering pin. Registration is limited to 200 scouts. Registrations will be taken until the event is full or October 17th.

Registration details are available online.

For further information, contact Kimberly Higgins at, telephone: 812-488-2651.

Submitted by Kimberly Higgins

* 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

* UE Majors and Minors Fair

Students – plan to attend the UE Majors and Minors Fair on Wednesday, October 16 from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. in Eykamp Hall.

The fair will give you the opportunity to make connections with faculty, students in a major, and alumni in order to learn how a major or minor might help lead you in your career path. You will be able to change your major or add a minor right on the spot. It will also help in determining which courses you would like to take before meeting with your advisor for spring registration. Information on graduate programs will also be provided.

Campus support teams will have information on various services provided on campus.

Where can your UE education take you? Contact for more information.

Submitted by Paula Heldt

* 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


Info You Should Know

* Fitness Center Fall Break Hours

Fitness Center Fall Break Hours:
Friday (10/4) 8:00am - 7:00pm
Saturday (10/5) & Sunday (10/6) Closed
Monday (10/7) 8:00am - 7:00pm
Tuesday (10/8) 8:00am - 7:00pm

Submitted by Lori Adams

* 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.

* UE Offers Review Course for Fundamentals of Engineering Exam

The University of Evansville College of Engineering and Computer Science has announced 2019-20 dates for the annual review and preparation course for those planning to take the Fundamentals of Engineering Exam.

All classes will be held Thursday evenings beginning at 6:30 p.m. in the Koch Center for Engineering and Science on the UE campus. Classes are divided into relevance per discipline. Fees are adjusted accordingly.

- Candidates for civil engineering will attend from October 3 - January 23.

- Candidates for mechanical engineering and other disciplines will attend from October 3 - November 21.

- Electrical and computer engineering candidates will attend October 31-November 21.

Registration forms and payment must be returned by 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 3, 2019. Contact Kimberly Higgins at or at 812-488-2651 for more information on registration. Early registration is encouraged as space as limited.

Submitted by Kimberly Higgins

* 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

* 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

* Share Your Story!

There are many things that make UE special, but it’s the people—the members of the UE Family—who make up the University of Evansville. We want to tell those stories, and you can help us!

Take our brief survey to be featured as one of our Aces of UE. Simply answer these questions and attach a photo for your chance to be featured on the UE website, social media, and marketing materials! 

* 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

* 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



* Andrew Nichols Receives October 2019 Employee Excellence Award

Andrew has been a valuable member of the hardworking UE Grounds crew since July, 2012.  He was nominated for his friendliness to students, staff and faculty each and every day.  No matter where you find Andy working on campus, you can bet that he will have a smile on his face!  His warm demeanor and kindness go a long way with everyone that Andy comes in contact with.  Please tell Andy “good job” when you see him on campus!

Andrew Nichols with award

Submitted by Lori LeDuc

* Art Department Receives Grant for the Efroymson Family Fund

The Efroymson Family Fund is renewing its support of the art programs at UE with gifts totaling $20,000 for this year. Through the generosity of the Efroymson’s, the two art studios in the Fine Arts Building are getting new furnishings. Also the Efroymson Emerging Contemporary Artist Lecture Series will continue with fall and spring visiting artists thanks to this renewed commitment to UE. The fall artist is Mike Marks, printmaking and drawing, of Minneapolis. He will be on campus to meet with students and give a public lecture November 6 - 8.

The University of Evansville is grateful for the continued support of the Efroymson Family Fund.

Submitted by Sylvia DeVault



* Melanie Feliciano earns third MVC Freshman of the Week award

A great start to Missouri Valley Conference play saw Melanie Feliciano earn MVC Freshman of the Week honors for the third time in four weeks when she averaged 5.75 kills per set to lead the University of Evansville to a weekend split.

“Melanie does not act or play like a freshman,” Purple Aces coach Fernando Morales said.  “She keeps getting better and better every day and it is not by chance – she has worked for it.”

Aside from her kill tally, Feliciano led the team hitting.279 in the two matches in Iowa.  In the opener against the Panthers, Feliciano led the team with 22 kills and two block assists.  She added 14 digs as the Aces gave the Panthers all they could handle in a 3-1 match.

On Saturday, Feliciano hit an impressive .389 with 24 kills in 54 tried to lead Evansville to a 3-1 road win over Drake.  She added nine digs, an ace and block.  Her season total of 4.84 kills/game has her back in front in the MVC ahead of a tie between teammate Rachel Tam and Karlie Taylor of UNI.

Feliciano was the league’s Freshman of the Week on two other occasions in 2019 – September 9 and 16.

* Volleyball knocks off Illinois State in Monday night thriller

In an epic matchup inside Meeks Family Fieldhouse, the University of Evansville volleyball team took down Illinois State by a 3-2 final on Monday evening.

With the score tied at 13-13 in the fifth set, Evansville (11-3, 2-1 MVC) scored the final two points to clinch one of the top wins in school history.  It marked UE’s fourth win against Illinois State (9-6, 2-1 MVC) in 51 tries and was the Aces first triumph against the Redbirds since October 8, 2010.  Evansville’s 11-3 start to the year is its best since 2011 and the 2-1 Valley start is the best since 2010.

“This is a great victory for our girls, we have talked so much about playing the MVC schedule and beating two teams in a row that make it to the conference tournament almost every year,” Aces coach Fernando Morales said.  “Illinois State is a team that was fighting for a spot in the top 25, so this is a big win for us.  This team keeps amazing me and they want to keep getting better.  They know they have a lot more work to do and that is good news.”

For the third time in as many league games, Melanie Feliciano had a 20-kill outing.  She recorded 20 along with nine digs and four block assists.  Alondra Vazquez had 13 while Rachel Tam finished with 10.  The Valley’s leading libero Gabriela Macedo posted 21 digs while one of the top setters in the nation – Allana McInnis – tallied 41 assists and nine digs.  Freshman Hannah Watkins played a pivotal role, adding seven block assists and one solo block.

Evansville took its first lead in the opening set on an Allana McInnis kill that made it a 4-3 game.  The Redbirds would respond with a 6-0 stretch that gave them a 10-5 advantage.  They extended their lead from there and finished with a 25-13 win.

Melanie Feliciano opened the second set with a pair of kills to give UE an early 2-0 edge, but the Redbirds took their first lead at 3-2 before pushing it out to 11-8.  The Aces fought right back, tying it up at 11-all on a Gabriela Macedo ace before opening up a 15-13 lead on consecutive ISU errors.  Illinois State tied it back up, but it was another ace that put UE back in front when Alondra Vazquez had her first of the night to give UE a 19-17 lead.  Feliciano added a kill as the lead extended to four at 21-17.  Illinois State made one more run, getting within one before Evansville rebounded to tie the match on the strength of a 25-22 win.

“We knew we played our worst set of the season in the first.  If they would beat us with us playing our game, we will hold our heads up,” Morales explained.  “Once we got through that set and felt like we could win the match, everything changed.”

Building off the momentum from their win in the second set, the Aces jumped out to a 7-1 lead in the third.  A Macedo ace made it a 3-0 game before an ace by Cecilia Thon capped off the run.  After ISU reeled off three in a row, the Aces showed their muscle once again, notching three in a row of their own with Hannah Watkins posting a kill and block to make it a 10-4 game.

The Aces did not stop there.  An ace from Feliciano and double block by McInnis and Watkins pushed the lead out even more to 12-4.  Evansville’s lead reached as many as nine points (15-6) before the Redbirds rallied to get within five at 21-16.  That is as close as it would get as UE fended off the challenge for a 25-19 win and a huge 2-1 lead in the contest.

Gabriela Macedo helped the Aces take another early lead when her back-to-back service aces made it a 5-2 game.  Illinois State regained its composure and picked up their first lead at 9-8.  Evansville quickly came back and took a 14-12 lead on consecutive Tam kills, but ISU wrestled the lead back, going up 21-16 on a big 6-0 run.  McInnis ended the stretch with a kill, but ISU tied the match, winning by a 25-21 score.

In the fifth game, ISU jumped out to a 4-1 lead, but the Aces cut the deficit to 5-4 on a block assist by Hannah Watkins and Vazquez.  Illinois State retook a 3-point edge at 7-4 before the Aces rallied once again.  Kills from Tam and Vazquez knotted it at 7-7 before ISU jumped back in front, 10-7.  The resilient Aces squad never gave up.  An amazing rally that saw 12 possessions saw UE pick up a hard-earned point.  Their efforts paid off when an ace by Vazquez put UE in front, 11-10.  With the score tied at 13-13, an ISU error put the Aces in front before the Aces clinched on another Redbird attack error, clinching the evening with a 15-13 triumph.

“The rally in the fifth set was a lot of fun to watch,” Morales continued.  “Before the match, I told our team we will win the long rallies.  If we keep rallies long, we will be in best position to win and that is what happened.”

This weekend, the Aces remain at home beginning with a match against Valparaiso on Friday at 6 p.m.  On Saturday, UE welcomes Loyola to Meeks Family Fieldhouse for a 5 p.m. contest.

* UE game at Kentucky to be televised by SEC Network

For the second time, the University of Evansville men’s basketball program will be featured on the SEC Network when the Purple Aces face the University of Kentucky on Tuesday, November 12.

UE makes its first trip to Rupp Arena to take on the Wildcats in what will be a 7 p.m. ET tip.  The SEC Network will have live coverage of the contest.  It is the second appearance on the network for the Aces.  Evansville was featured on the network in 2015 when the team took on Arkansas in Fayetteville.

“This is an excellent opportunity for our program in every way possible,” Aces head coach Walter McCarty said.  “To have the chance to play against a program like Kentucky and be featured on the SEC Network are both things that will increase the visibility of our program and help us to continue moving in the right direction.”

The Aces have officially started practicing for the 2019-20 campaign.  UE faces USI in an exhibition contest on October 28 before opening the home schedule on November 9 versus Ball State in a 6 p.m. game.


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