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Tuesday, October 29, 2019

* October 2019 Risk Management Tip!

Travelers Indemnity Company states that Slips, Trips, and Falls are a major cause of injury that occurs to both visitors and employees. The National Safety Council estimates that 25,000 slip, trip, and fall accidents occur daily in the USA. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), slips, trips and falls on the same level are the second leading cause of injury in the workplace. Falls on the same level are estimated by the BLS to cost $6.9 billion annually. Slips, trips and falls can occur in any business, but are of particular concern to businesses with considerable public and employee foot traffic such as those in retail, medical and service industries, such as higher education. In fact, approximately 40% of UE’s worker’s compensation incidents are due to slips, trips and falls.

So, what can you do to make a positive impact?

1) Be aware of your immediate surroundings
2) Wear comfortable, properly fitting non-slip shoes
3) Be aware to the type of surface you are walking on and its condition
4) Adjust to environmental and walking surface conditions
5) Pay attention to displayed “Wet Floor” warning signs to warn of known hazards
6) Practice Good Housekeeping
7) Keep walkways and hallways free of debris, clutter and obstacles
8) Only carry items that allow you to see clearly where you are going
9) Use handrails when going up or down stairs and not skip steps
10) Eliminate or minimize distractions while walking, such as looking at your cell phone

Report unsafe conditions to the Office of Safety & Security at 812-488-2051.

Be Safe With Each Step! 


What's Happening Today

* TONIGHT: Founder and CEO of the Empowerment Plan to Speak at UE'S FREE Snyder Lecture

Founder and CEO of the Empowerment Plan, Veronika Scott, will be the guest speaker for the University of Evansville’s Patricia H. Snyder Lecture in October. The lecture is planned for TONIGHT at 7:00 p.m., in Eykamp Hall, Ridgway University Center, on UE’s campus. The event is free and open to the public thanks to the generosity of the Snyder family.

Empowerment Plan is an organization centered around the idea of a specialized coat being made for homeless people. The multipurpose coat is waterproof and self-heated, and can be transformed into a sleeping bag. In addition to the coat initiative, the organization provides jobs for homeless women, allowing them to get back on their feet and find a place to live. These efforts have garnered Scott some recognition, and she was named a “CNN Hero” by the network in 2016.

“Changemaking is engrained in the culture at the University of Evansville, and Veronika Scott’s work directly fits into that mindset,” said Abigail Werling, UE’s vice president for university advancement. “We encourage and empower our students here to make powerful and enduring change, and this story will be an inspiration toward those efforts.”

The Patricia H. Snyder Concert and Lecture Series was made possible in 1997 through an endowment from the late Patricia H. Snyder, trustee and longtime friend of the University, to bring speakers or performers of renown to Evansville at no cost to the public.

Reservations are encouraged, but a ticket is not required to enter. Save your seat online today! 

* Path to Physician Assistant Q&A Tuesday 7pm

Physician Assistant Club will be hosting a Path to Physician Assistant Q&A on Tuesday, October 29th at 7pm in Koch 100! The event is open to anyone interested in learning more about how to pursue becoming a PA! This hour long event will consist of undergraduate students having the opportunity to ask questions of a panel of current UEPA graduate students. Please come ready to hear answers to your most pressing questions about all things Physician Assistant!

Submitted by Taylor Thomas

* This Week in Music (October 28-November 3)

This Week in Music (October 28-November 3)

Faculty Recital, Tuesday, October 29
Eykamp String Quartet
7:30pm, Neu Chapel
The Eykamp String Quartet will perform on Tuesday, October 29, at 7:30 p.m. in Neu Chapel. They will play Beethoven’s quartet Op. 18, No. 6, as well as the second quartet of twentieth-century composer Benjamin Britten.

UE Opera
Friday, November 1 and Saturday, November 2
7:30pm, Neu Chapel
UE Opera students will perform select scenes from various operas at “A Night at the Opera” on November 1 and 2. Hear some of the classics by Mozart and Bellini alongside selections from Arthur Sullivan’s The Pirates of Penzance and Carlisle Floyd’s 1955 Susannah.

Evansville Jazz Society
Sunday, November 3
4:00 pm
Krannert 110

The Jazz Concert Series, co-sponsored by the University of Evansville and the Evansville Jazz Society, will continue with a concert by the Luke Gillespie Quartet from Bloomington, Indiana, in Krannert Hall of Music and Arts Room 110, on Sunday afternoon, November 3 at 4:00 p.m. The leader of the group, Luke Gillespie, is a member of the Jazz Faculty at Indiana University.
Admission to the concert is $15.00 for adults, $10.00 for Jazz Society members and $5.00 for students with I.D.  Tickets will be available at the door.

* Making plans for Halloween? Avoid the trick of stigma, and stop by for a treat!

Are you making plans for Halloween? Avoid the trick of mental health stigma, and stop by for a treat! The Office of Counseling Services will be downstairs in Ridgway University Center on Tuesday, October 29th from 11-12pm with candy treats. Educational materials on mental health will also be available. Join us in taking a step toward eliminating stigma by being mindful of those around us this Halloween!

Submitted by Elizabeth McCormick


Upcoming Events

* Holy Communion for All

On Wednesday, October 30, Neu Chapel will offer a brief service of Holy Communion at 3:15PM. All are welcome to receive.

Submitted by JillAnn Knonenborg

* I-House: South Africa

This week's presentation is on South Africa. Sindi Dlamini is a senior Mechanical Engineering major from South Africa at University of Evansville. Her hobbies include, spending time with her family, reading, and watching movies. Her favorite part about UE is all the friends that she has made over the years. She will be sharing about herself and her culture at I-House South Africa happening on October 30th (Wednesday), on the 2nd floor of Ridgway University Center at 7pm! We hope to see you there!

Submitted by Hussam Taj

* Come fly with "Aces Air" on Halloween!

The study abroad/center for innovation and change hallway would like to invite students, faculty, and staff to a trick-or-treat event by flying with us on Aces Air this Halloween! Come to the SOBA second floor hallway via the staircase closer to Olmsted from 11am-12pm for goodies and info on international and changemaking opportunities!

Submitted by Kaylynn McCalister

* Rocky Horror Scream Along

The Rocky Horror Scream Along will take place on Halloween night.

There are two performances, one at 10:30 PM and one at 12 AM. The house will open at 10:00 PM. Each show will run approximately 55 minutes.

It will take place on the FIJI lawn, 227 S Lincoln Park Drive, Evansville, IN, 47714. Wear your quirkiest and/or gayest costumes! Bring sweaters and blankets to protect yourself from the cold/grass! There is free admission.

The Rocky Horror Scream Along is what happens when a handful of Department of Theatre students are left to their own devices during fall break with access to FIJI's lawn. Rehearsing between classes and productions, we bring you this night of pure creeps and treats. 

Submitted by Cameron Wulfert

* MYOP - Make Your Own Pizza with IC!

International Club is having a Make Your Own Pizza Event at the Diversity House (across from Hughes Hall) on Saturday, November 2nd from 12pm-2pm!

There are only 25 spots available so be sure to sign up online as soon as possible.

Submitted by Farrah Beidas

* Newman Night: Lives of Saints

Join the Newman Club for a discussion about the lives of saints at the Newman Center (Right across from Koch on Lincoln Ave.) and some FREE home-cooked food.

Submitted by Savannah Leigh Cyr

* Student Nurses Association of Peers Haunted House

The Student Nurses Association of Peers invites you to their Haunted House on Wednesday, Oct 30, from 7-10pm in Graves Nursing Lab, Room 105.

Submitted by Alexa Hopf

* RSA Halloween Bingo

Join RSA for Halloween Bingo on Oct. 30 at 8pm in Rademacher's Lounge! There will be food, great prizes, and good company!

Submitted by Lily Renfro

* Free HIV testing at Health Center November 5th 9-11am

Free, confidential HIV testing hosted by Mathew 25 at the Student Health Center on November 5th 9-11am. No appointment necessary.

Submitted by Tara Ulrich

* Azzip Give-Back Night

On November 7, the UE Senior Nursing class is hosting an give-back night at Azzip pizza on North Green River Road to help benefit Borrowed Hearts Foundation. Borrowed Hearts is a foundation that was started to help foster children and foster families with basic necessities that may be needed.

Show the following flyer at the register:

Azzip Flyer


Submitted by Tracy Miles

* Mike Marks: Efroymson Visiting Artist & Exhibition

Melvin Peterson Gallery
Artist’s Exhibition: October 28 – December 14, 2019
Artist in Residence: November 6-8
Student Workshop: Wednesday, November 6, 6:00pm
Artist’s Reception & Public Gallery Lecture: Thursday, November 7
Reception: 6:30pm, Lecture: 7:00
Student Gallery Lecture: Friday, November 8, 10:00am
Gallery Hours:
Monday, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday: 12:00 – 3:00pm
Wednesday, Thursday: 12:00 – 6:00pm
For more information, contact the UE Art Department of Art at 812-488-2043
email, or visit our Facebook page: University of Evansville Department of Art & Melvin Peterson Gallery

Submitted by Corliss Chastain

* 2019-20 CrWrtg Coffee Hour/ Wahnita DeLong Reading Featuring Margaret McMullan

Date: Wednesday, November 6, 2019
Start: 5:30pm
Location: Eykamp Hall, Room 251, Ridgway University Center

Margaret McMullan is the author of eight award-winning books including the novel In My Mother’s House and the anthology Every Father’s Daughter. Her work has appeared in USA Today, The Washington Post, The Huffington Post, The Los Angeles Times, The Chicago Tribune, among others. She received a NEA Fellowship and a Fulbright in Hungary to research her new book, Where The Angels Lived: One Family’s Story of Loss, Exile, and Return.

Historical, authentic and family-oriented, WHERE THE ANGELS LIVED tells the tale of a somewhat parallel universe that exists even in the 21st century—dealings with Soviet-style bureaucracy; skepticism; anti-Semitism; and ironically the same sort of isolation and rejection Margaret McMullan’s Jewish Hungarian family experienced in 1944 before they were forced into concentration camps. Straddling memoir and reportage, past and present, this story reminds us all that we can escape a country, but we can never escape history. She taught at the University of Evansville for 25 years, serving as chair of the Department of English, and she helped form the Department of Creative Writing. She was formerly the Melvin Peterson Endowed Chair in Literature and Creative Writing until she retired in 2015 to write full time.

Submitted by Michelle Lehman

* Mindfulness Workshop Series - October 30th

The Office of Counseling Services, in collaboration with the Fitness Center, will be hosting a monthly Mindfulness Workshop Series continuing October 30th from 4-5pm in the Aerobics Room of the Fitness Center. Attendees to the October session will learn how to use mindfulness skills to better understand time spent engaged in social media and how to reduce the use of media if desired. Yoga will be available in the gym from 5-6pm immediately following the workshop.

Submitted by Liz McCormick


Info You Should Know


COMM 380 Intercultural Communication offered ONLINE in Winter Intersession

Would one class that fulfills several general education requirements and teaches you valuable life skills interest you? Do you want to reduce your course load during the regular fall or spring semesters? How would you like to take such a course NO MATTER WHERE you plan to be during winter break?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, you should consider enrolling in COMM 380 ONLINE (Intercultural Communication) in the Winter Intersession.

COMM 380 meets criteria for General Education Outcome 9 (Understanding of Core Concepts of Society, Human Behavior, and Civic Knowledge) and Overlay Component A (Diversity: International Component). It is also the only upper-level course to meet this outcome.

For more information contact Dr. Dean Thomlison at

Submitted by Dean Thomlison

* Get Class Credit and Make a Difference NOW!

Don’t wait until you graduate – make a difference now! Check out the list of ChangeLab courses available for the Spring semester. For more information about ChangeLab, visit

Submitted by Cindy Kelley

* Indiana Teacher of the Year Visits School of Education

The School of Education welcomed the Indiana Teacher of the Year, Tamara Markey, to the University of Evansville on October 17 and 18. Tamara Markey is an innovative, passionate, and dynamic educator who draws from and applies to her classroom nearly a decade of real-world experience as an Engineer with Amoco Oil and BP Pipelines. Mrs. Markey is a Woodrow Wilson STEM Teaching Fellow and a certified Project Lead the Way (PLTW) Instructor. She taught Pre-engineering at McKenzie Center for Innovation and Technology in MSD of Lawrence Township, Indianapolis, IN and is currently working as a STEM/PLTW coach and consultant across the school district.

While at UE, Mrs. Markey’s presentations to education majors, faculty, and high school students from the region included “Lessons Learned from the Classroom”, which emphasized the importance of recognizing “our stories”, deliberately creating classroom culture, building relationships with students, recognizing personal biases, and having an educational responsibility outside the classroom.

Her messages encouraged educators to commit to continuous improvement and positively impact the lives of the children in our classrooms.

Submitted by Sharon Gieselmann

* Flu Vaccines available at Student Health Center!

Protect yourself from the flu this season and get vaccinated! Flu vaccines are available at Student Health Center.
$20 Cash/Card payment options. No appointment necessary.
SHC Hours: Monday-Friday 8am-5pm

Other ways to protect yourself from the flu this season: use good hand hygiene, drink plenty of water, increase rest, take a daily multivitamin along with eating a well balanced diet, quit smoking and disinfect common surface areas daily.

Submitted by Tara Ulrich

* Intramural Volleyball Registration Open!

Registration for Intramural Volleyball is open on through Thursday, October 31st. Men's, Women's and Co-Rec leagues are available, make sure to sign-up before the deadline!

* 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


* Strandberg presents at College Music Society

Kristen Strandberg, Assistant Professor of Music History and Associate Director of Eykamp Center for Teaching Excellence, gave a talk at the annual College Music Society conference on October 24. She discussed the advantages and feasibility of community engagement projects with music students. As a case study, Dr. Strandberg outlined the activities and outcomes of her spring 2019 class "Music in Evansville from the Civil War to WWII."

* Dr. Stein's work appears in new book from OSU Press

Dr. Valerie Stein, Associated Professor of Religion, has had a chapter published in an edited volume from Ohio State University Press. Her chapter, " Privileging God the Father: The Neoliberal Theology of the Evangelical Orphan Care Movement" appears in The Politics of Reproduction: Adoption, Abortion, and Surrogacy in the Age of Neoliberalism, edited by Modhumita Roy and Mary Thompson.

* Education Majors Attend INspiring Educators Conference

The School of Education sent a delegation of students to the annual INspiring Educators Conference in Noblesville, IN, on October 18-19. This conference is sponsored by the Indiana Student Education Association and the Indiana State Teachers Association and supports the classroom preparedness and professional development needs of college students entering the profession as well as new teachers in the first five years of their careers. While at the conference, UE students heard from Dr. Jennifer McCormick, Indiana State Superintendent of Public Instruction. Dr. McCormick is a nationally-recognized educator and innovator, who has served at every level of the K - 12 education system. She has been a secondary special education and language arts teacher, elementary principal, assistant superintendent, and school superintendent. Students also heard a presentation by Lisa Colleen, a former physical education and health teacher, who encouraged them to find their “groove” (gratitude, respect, optimism, ownership, voice, and empathy). While at the conference, students also networked with other professionals from across the state.

Teacher of the Year with UE students

UE Students at conference

Teacher speaking

Submitted by Sharon Gieselmann



* Women's Basketball Game

Come out to the first Women's Basketball game of the year! The exhibition game takes place against Oakland City on Tuesday 10/29 at 6pm in Meeks Family Fieldhouse!

Submitted by Kaitlynn Pacholke

* Aces grind out overtime win over USI

In a back-and-forth thriller at the Ford Center, the University of Evansville men’s basketball team held on for a 71-68 overtime win on Monday evening.

K.J. Riley and Artur Labinowicz led UE with 14 points with DeAndre Williams finishing with 11.  Riley was 9-of-10 from the line in the contest and led everyone with three steals.  Williams along with Sam Cunliffe recorded a team-best seven boards.  As a team, the Purple Aces went to the free throw line 36 times, converting on 26 of those attempts.

“It was a great game.  USI is a great team, they fought hard and deserved to win that basketball game,” Aces head coach Walter McCarty said. “I did not think our guys would play selfish from the start; they normally do not play like that.  It is going to be a great film session; hopefully our guys accept some coaching and we can move on.”

USI saw Emmanuel Little finish with a stellar evening, registering 20 points and 11 rebounds.  Clayton Hughes added 11 tallies.

“This is a learning experience and we know we need to get better,” sophomore Jawaun Newton said after finishing with eight points.  “We fought and had our backs against the wall, we really overcame some adversity.”

Both teams had trouble finding their rhythm in the early moments as UE led by a 3-2 score five minutes into the contest.  The Aces wrestled away a 12-6 led just over seven minutes into the game when Sam Cunliffe hit a jumper in the paint.  The lead for Evansville reached as many as eight points just past the midway point of the half when a Jawaun Newton layup pushed the Aces lead to 21-13.

Over the final moments of the half, the Screaming Eagles chipped away into the deficit.  Trailing by three in the final minute, USI rallied back to tie it up heading into the break.  Clayton Hughes finished the period with a dunk at the buzzer that made it a 29-29 game.

Artur Labinowicz got UE started in the second half with a triple in the opening minute.  USI responded with a trey just seconds later before a free throw gave them their first lead of the game at 33-32.  Just over three minutes into the second half, K.J. Riley was true from outside to put Evansville back on top.  His bucket set the Aces on an 8-0 spurt as Labinowicz added a field goal before Cunliffe drained a three to push the lead to 40-33.

A resilient Screaming Eagles squad did not go away quietly and eventually were able to tie the game at 44-44 with 9:12 remaining.  Evansville notched five in a row to retake a two possession lead, but USI came back once again.  With 5:17 on the clock, Chance Coyle scored off a turnover to give them a 54-53 lead.

The back-and-forth contest continued into the final minute with the Aces holding a lead of 58-57.  Two free throws by USI put them in front, but Shamar Givance hit a free throw with two ticks on the clock that helped to force overtime.

Despite the Screaming Eagles scoring first, UE retook control thanks to some excellent free throw shooting.  Cunliffe and Riley combined to hit six free throws in a row to give the Aces a 65-61 edge.  USI rallied back with four of their own to knot the score once again as the clock reached two minutes, but UE notched the next four to go back up by a 69-65 tally.

USI cut the deficit to one on a jumper with 51 ticks remaining, but the clincher came off the hands of Noah Frederking.  His floater with 22 seconds left finalized the 71-68 score.

For the game, the Aces were held to 32.8% shooting, but their free throw efforts of 72.2% lifted them to the win.  USI shot 42.9% for the game.  Both squads finished with 41 rebounds.

The exciting exhibition game saw a total of 6,263 fans in attendance.

“This was one of the most exciting games we have had at the Ford Center, the crowd was great and we really fed off of it tonight,” Newton commented.

UE now has 12 days to prepare for their season opener against Ball State, which is set for Saturday, November 9 at the Ford Center.


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