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Thursday, October 3, 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


What's Happening Today

* UE Seniors & GOLD Alumni - Join Us for Wine Down to the Weekend Thursday!

UE Graduates of the Last Decade and UE Class of 2020 are invited to enjoy a glass of wine or a beer, live music, and complimentary hors d'oeuvres from 5:00-7:00 p.m. in the unique and historic setting of the Reitz home garden, veranda, and patio.

No admission fee required. Cash bar at event. 21 and over in bar area only.

Thursday, October 3, 2019
5:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Reitz Home Museum and Carriage House
224 SE First St.
Evansville, IN 47713

Register at

Check in with the UE Alumni table at the event to enter for your chance to win door prizes!

Questions? Visit for more details or contact the Office of Alumni & Parent Relations at 812-488-2586.

Submitted by Nichole L Coffey


Upcoming Events

* ACM Local Hack Day

MLH’s Local Hack Day, October 12, is a global day-long conference that you can share with your community. You can pick up the new skills you need by participating in workshops and talks with a community around the world. At UE’s Local Hack Day, over the course of 10 hours, attendees will experience a series of workshops where they’ll learn skills such as publishing their first website using AWS, programming with Alexa, and Python for AI.

Hack Day Poster

Submitted by Jared Holzmeyer

* TIAA Individual Counseling Sessions for Employees

The TIAA-CREF representative will be on the UE campus for individual counseling sessions on Wednesday, October 16, 2019. To schedule an appointment, call TIAA-CREF at 1-800-732-8353.

Please note that the meeting location has been changed to SOBA room 153, Eades Music Room.

Submitted by Lori LeDuc

* Diversity Coffee Hour featuring International Services!

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 with a special guest from different groups represented on campus. This week's special guest is Kate Hogan from International Services. Join us for coffee, tea, and conversations!

If you have any questions or would like to represent a group on campus as a special guest, email me for more info!

Submitted by HarMonee Baltzell

* 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

* 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

* Annual UE Clay Club Chili Bowl Sale

Annual UE Clay Club Chili Bowl Sale, Thursday, October 17th, 11:30-1:30. Located on the south lawn of Hyde Hall. Chili provided in partnership with Chartwell's Dining Services. 50% of proceeds to benefit Bread of Life Ministry, INC, Lynnville, IN. You do not want to miss out, so get there early to line up. Over 500 bowls to choose from and with your purchase, you get a bowl of Chef Brown's chili. Inclement weather location is Eykamp Hall, second floor of Ridgeway Center.

Submitted by Todd Matteson

* 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

* 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

* Live Music and Great Food

If you like great music and terrific food, walk over to the Lincolnshire neighborhood on Sunday October 6 from 4-6 PM. The historic neighborhood will be showcasing live musicians performing on their front porches and food trucks will be stationed throughout the neighborhood. Lincolnshire is located off of Lincoln Avenue on College Highway and South Willow Road. Contact Timothy Zifer for more information.

Submitted by Timothy J Zifer

* 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

* Winter Intersession Courses

Winter Intersession courses are held between the fall and spring semester from December 13, 2019 to January 3, 2020. Registration begins October 28. Students may register for one Winter Intersession course. For more information visit:

Class Offerings:

  • ART 105 Introduction to the Visual Arts - Larmann
  • CHEM 103 The Chemistry of Adult Beverages - Miller
  • COMM 130 Introduction to Communication - Wandel
  • COMM 333 News Copyediting - Wandel
  • COMM 380 Intercultural Communication - Thomlison
  • COMM 395 Internship - Wandel
  • ES 103 Fundamentals of Environmental Science - Thananatthanachon
  • EXSS 320 Nutrition for Performance and Health - Rodd
  • EXSS 488 Internship - Rodd
  • EXSS 488 Internship - Wilson
  • HIST 112 World History Since 1500 - Gahan
  • HSA 406-506 Ethics in Health Care -  Stroube
  • PH 190 Introduction to Public Health - Patel-Dovlatabadi
  • PSCI 100 World Politics - Kim
  • PSYC 121 Introduction to Psychology - Hennon
  • PSYC 229 Social Psychology - Stevenson
  • PSYC 416 Human Sexuality - Becker
  • SOC 105 Introduction to Sociology - Plikuhn
* Writing Center Closes at Noon on Friday and Re-Opens at 10 AM on Wednesday after Fall Break

The Writing Center will be closing for Fall Break. Some people had made appointments during that time -- feel free to email and we will see if any tutors match up with you. Otherwise, there are a lot of empty appointments before the break, and feel free to come during Thursday or Friday. Drop ins are accepted, but those with appointments have priority.

Submitted by Katie Mullins

* Nominate Individuals for Employee Excellence!

The University of Evansville, in pursuit of excellence in service, wishes to recognize monthly a non-faculty employee displaying records of achievement as a leader.  Leadership may be demonstrated in any of the following categories:

• Service to the University community
• Service to students
• Job performance and attitude to fellow employees

One award is presented each month.  To be eligible, an employee must be a full-time member of the administration or staff.  Nominations are due before the 15th of each month.  Nominations are now being accepted for the month of November!

To nominate someone, or to find out more information about the Employee Excellence Award, go to

Submitted by Lori LeDuc

* New issue of the Crescent is out now

The Crescent, University of Evansville's student magazine, is available for FREE right now to all students at magazine stands across the campus! This issue, we are looking at the psychology of choosing a major and the perceptions that come with it. Pick up an issue on magazine racks across campus. The Crescent is a student magazine - by and for the students of the University of Evansville - that is published six times during the academic year. The Crescent serves as an open forum for the UE community. Copies are free to students and the goal is to present relevant content in a fair, accurate, and unbiased manner.

Submitted by Tim Young

* 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

* 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

* 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



* 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



* UE Volleyball looks to continue undefeated home streak

Looking to add to what has been one of the best starts in school history, the University of Evansville volleyball team is back inside Meeks Family Fieldhouse this weekend to take on Valparaiso and Loyola. The Aces play host to the Crusaders on Friday at 6 p.m. before welcoming the Ramblers on Saturday at 5 p.m.

Weekend Recap                                  

  • For the first time since 2010, Evansville is 2-1 in Valley play
  • After dropping a hard-fought 3-1 match at UNI, the Aces quickly rebounded the next night for a 3-1 win at Drake
  • On Monday, UE picked up its most impressive win of the season, defeating Illinois State in five sets
  • The Aces hope to improve their Valley start; with a win on Friday, UE would be 3-1 for the first time since 2006 while a weekend sweep would see UE stand at 4-1 in the league for the first time since the 1998 campaign
  • This is the best overall start for UE since starting the 2010 season at 13-2
  • UE is a perfect 5-0 inside the fieldhouse

Top of the Valley                      

  • Evansville continues to lead the MVC in kills (13.95) and assists (13.11)
  • Nationally, the Aces are 17th in assists and 23rd in kills
  • While UE’s 17.11 digs per set rank 4th in the conference, it is 16th in the NCAA with the Valley having five of the top 17 in that stat overall and six of the top 27
  • Individually, Melanie Feliciano paces the Valley with 4.77 kills per set; she ranks 8th in the nation in that stat and tops among freshmen
  • Feliciano’s season totaly of 289.0 points is sixth in the country
  • UE’s freshman is 6th in the NCAA in total kills with 267 while Rachel Tam is 11th with a total of 248
  • Allana McInnis continues to lead the conference with 11.00 assists per set; her average is 20th in the NCAA while her total of 616 helpers in 2019 is the 5th-highest tally
  • Gabriela Macedo is 15th in the nation with 5.25 digs per game and second in the conference; her 23 service aces on the year is tied for 40th nationally
  • Hannah Watkins paces UE with 1.09 blocks per game; that is tied for the second-highest total in the league

Record-Breaking Freshman    

  • Melanie Feliciano has garnered MVC Freshman of the Week recognition in three of the last four weeks
  • She is the top offensive freshman in the NCAA, totaling 4.77 kills per set
  • Over three conference matches, Feliciano has upped her kill average to 5.08 per set; she has recorded at least 20 kills in all three league outings
  • Overall, Feliciano has notched at least 10 kills in 12 out of 14 matches

A Helping Hand                                    

  • Allana McInnis continues to add to her numbers in 2019, leading the Valley with 11.00 assists per set; she is 20th in the nation with that average while her total of 616 assists is 5th in the country
  • 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 13 out of the 14 matches in 2019

Scouting the Opposition                                           

  • Valparaiso heads to Evansville with a 5-11 mark while dropping their first two MVC matches against Loyola and UNI
  • Known for their defense, the Crusaders are led by Rylee Cookerly, who ranks fourth in the Valley with 4.68 digs per set
  • On the offensive side, Brittany Anderson has a team-best 6.95 assists/game


  • Loyola starts the week with a 9-6 mark overall while picking up wins in their first two MVC outings
  • The Ramblers began league play with a 3-0 sweep over Valparaiso before earning a 4-set win over Drake on Monday
  • Taylor Venuto is the most accurate hitter in the MVC, checking in at .374
  • Defensively, Maddy Moser is on top of the Valley with 5.32 digs per frame

In The News

* UE Helps Joshua Academy Reinstate Music Program

At the start of the academic year, a group of UE students started working with staff and students at the Evansville charter school to help reestablish their music program.

UE Music Adjunct Professor Greg Keith and six of his students have been working with the program since early September.

Read more about this initiative in this Courier & Press article.


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