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Monday, November 4, 2019

* Congratulations to the Peters-Margedant House

The exhibition on the Peters-Margedant House and its architect William Wesley Peterson at the Evansville Museum of Arts, History, and Science has been extended until January 19, 2020. Built in 1934 by Frank Lloyd Wright’s apprentice William Wesley Peters, the compact house served a family of six in its early years. Peters attended Evansville College from 1929-1930 before moving to Taliesin to work with Wright.

Submitted by Heidi Strobel


What's Happening Today

* UE Hosting We The People on November 4

Over 180 middle and high school students will be on campus on Monday, November 4 to take part in the annual We the People competition.  The We The People: The Citizen and the Constitution Program aims to promote civic competence and responsibility among Indiana's elementary, middle and high school students.  This year marks the first time UE has hosted this competition.  The competitors have been busy studying the U.S. Constitution throughout the semester, and Monday’s 8th District winners will advance to the state finals in December.  Thanks to everyone on and off campus who has worked to bring this opportunity to the competitors and the University of Evansville.  For more information about We The People, visit the Indiana Bar Foundation

Submitted by Cindy Kelley


Upcoming Events

* TIAA Individual Counseling Appointments

The TIAA-CREF representative will be on the UE campus for individual counseling sessions on Tuesday, November 12 and Thursday, November 14, 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

* Thinking About Retirement?

The University of Evansville established the Retirement Healthcare Savings Plan (RHSP) as a way to help you prepare
and pay for your medical expenses in retirement. As you get older, healthcare costs are likely to take up a larger
portion of your budget, and Medicare may not be enough.¹ You may also have access to group retiree health insurance
plan options that have no network restrictions and follow you wherever you live in the United States.

We hope you’ll join us for a discussion to learn more about what your employer is doing to help you prepare for
healthcare expenses in retirement.

Thursday, November 21, 2019 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. SOBA, Smythe Lecture Hall, Room 170, 1st Floor

Need more information? Call the Emeriti Service Center at 866-363-7484 and press option #2, weekdays,
9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (ET).

Submitted by Lori LeDuc

* This Week In Music (November 4-10)

Department of Music LogoFirst Tuesday Concert Series, Tuesday, November 5
Music of Clara and Robert Schumann
7:30pm, Neu Chapel
The First Tuesday concert series continues on November 5 with the Music of Clara and Robert Schumann. UE joins many organizations worldwide who are celebrating the 200th anniversary of Clara Schumann’s birth. Come to hear some great chamber music performed by UE faculty, as well as a short talk about the lives and works of these two fascinating composers.

UE Choral Ensembles, Sunday, November 10
6:00pm, Neu Chapel
Join us for an evening of beautiful and exciting choral music performed by the Women’s Chorus, University Choir, and UE Choral Society. The program consists of numerous and widely varied short works, all written or arranged in the 20th and 21st centuries.

Submitted by Kristen Strandberg

* UE Graduate Programs Informational Meeting

Have you considered earning a master’s degree to increase your career opportunities and earning potential after graduation? Did you know that you can start working towards a graduate degree while completing your undergraduate studies at UE? Please join us for FREE PIZZA on Tuesday, November 5th at 4PM in Graves Hall 240 and learn why now is the perfect time to consider a graduate degree from UE. 

Represented programs include:

  • MS in Athletic Training
  • Master of Public Health
  • MS in Health Services Administration
  • MS in Leadership

For more information, contact Cindy Felts at

* 18th Annual Thomas C. Fiddick Memorial Lecture is Nov. 8th

Date: Friday, November 8, 2019
Start: 7:00pm
Location: Smythe Lecture Hall, Rm 170, Scroeder School of Business Building

"The Traumatic Effects of the 1918-19 Influenza Epidemic"

The University of Evansville's Department of History is proud to welcome Susan Kent, Arts and Sciences Professor of Distinction at University Colorado, for the 18th Annual Thomas C. Fiddick Memorial Lecture.

Between 1918 and 1919, an influenza pandemic – often called the “Spanish Flu” – ravaged the world, killing at least 30 million people, and perhaps as many as 100 million. Professor Kent has said that “It proved more deadly than any other disease since the Black Death in the fourteenth century, and it killed more people than any other single event of the twentieth century except World War II.” Her lecture will examine the worldwide impact of the flu on a variety of people and events and consider how the pandemic had the effect of influencing and even determining some of the most important issues of the interwar period.

Susan Kent is a prolific scholar and an acknowledged expert in several fields, including British History, Imperialism, and Gender History, as well as the history of the Spanish Flu. She is the author of The Global Influenza Pandemic of 1918-1919 (2012).

Submitted by Michelle Lehman

* Eli Saslow to Discuss "Rising Out of Hatred" This Thursday

The Honors Program invites the campus community to join us for our common read speaking event, a presentation by Pulitzer-prize winning author Eli Saslow, this Thursday, November 7 at 7:00pm in Eykamp Hall. Mr. Saslow will be discussing his book, Rising Out of Hatred, which was the common read for Honors Program freshmen this year. The book tells the powerful story of former white supremacist Derek Black, son of Don Black, who founded the white supremacist website Stormfront, and godson of former KKK Grand Wizard David Duke. Derek was poised to become a leader in the white supremacist movement until his experiences at a small liberal arts college forced him to confront his beliefs. Rising Out of Hatred traces Derek’s story from his foundations in white supremacy to his life-changing college friendships to the ultimate transformation in his belief system that led him to denounce white nationalism publicly in 2013.

Submitted by Jayme Williams

* Coffee and Careers: Law and Government

Please join the Center for Career Development in the November Coffee and Careers event. Learn more about careers in Law and Government!

November 6 from 4:00-5:00 PM in the Phillips Alcove, Ridgway University Center (across from WUEV)

Submitted by Donna Schmitt

* Veterans Day Program

Melissa Moorehead

Annual Veterans Day Program
November 11, 2019, at 11 am
Location: Neu Chapel Sanctuary
Speaker: Ms. Melissa C. Moorehead- UE Alumnae and Navy Veteran

The campus community, alumni, and friends are invited to celebrate Veterans Day on campus for our annual
Veterans Day service.

Special Guest:  Melissa C. Morehead
Speaker, Community Leader, Mentor, Media Personality
Melissa C. Morehead is a native of Evansville, Indiana, and enjoys serving as a speaker, community leader, mentor, and media personality. She proudly served in the United States Navy and was honorably discharged after serving 9.5 years. Her military career afforded her a life that she will never forget and is so grateful for. From serving alongside men and women who were considered her extended family to a being the first woman in her military division to accomplish goals that men in her division said could not be done. Morehead is a graduate from the University of Evansville with a BS in global leadership development. She is a member of the University of Evansville African American Alumni, where she won the 2017-18 Office of Diversity Initiatives UEAAA Mentor of the Year award and a proud alumna of Leadership Evansville. Currently, Melissa works as a federal government employee with the Social Security Administration with over 20 years as a dedicated public servant. She is also the host of Community Chat, a radio program that can be heard every Saturday morning at 9 AM on 98.5 FM, WEOA. She believes in encouraging, empowering, and educating women in the areas that seem to go unnoticed, and that is SELF.

Sponsored by: Office of Veterans Affairs

Submitted by Dr. Tracey Folden

* Newman Night: Fire and Fellowship

Join us at the Newman House for a relaxing time around the fire with great friends and great food!

Submitted by Savannah Leigh Cyr

* 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

* PA Chipotle Give-Back Night

Come support the UE Physician Assistant Program on November 12th at Chipotle on Green River Road from 4-8 PM. Please bring the flyer and to show you are part of the fundraiser. See you there!

Submitted by Abby O'Connor

* November 6th Andiron Lecture by Lesley Pleasant

Hunting my Grandfather’s Antlers and other Hibernacula
By Lesley Pleasant
Associate Professor of German
Chair, Department of Foreign Languages and Cultures

Lesley C. Pleasant received her AB in German Studies from Dartmouth College and her PhD in German Literature from the University of Virginia. She teaches all levels of German language, literature, and culture, as well as International Film, First Year Seminar, and the senior capstone course for language majors. Her research interests include German theater/drama, the divided Germany, film, migration and national identity, as well as Animal Studies and Environmental Humanities.

Starting with the haunting self-portrait of Frieda Riess (the “lost” Berlin celebrity photographer of the twenties) with a parrot on her shoulder, this talk collects and shares literary, photographic, filmic, and sculptural depictions of non-human animals. Part reflection on mediated animals, part jaunt through Berlin zoos, part wild goose chase, its method will be tangential, anecdotal and potentially interactive.

Key Words (some of which may apply)
Seidenstücker * Kafka * Kleist * Tucholsky * virtual elephants * Gesine’s Katze * Chandos’ eel * Lolabelle * Barnum and Hagenbeck * Donkeys/Antidonkeys * Knautschke * Knut * Hertha * Krümmel * Tapsi * invisible hedgehogs * Schwein haben * white ravens * Geweih * glass jellyfish * ladybug collections * ape suits *Oster- and other Hasen * my grandmother’s scarab

The lecture begins at 4:00 p.m.
Wednesday, November 6, 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

* Federal loan repayment counseling session for graduating students

Students who have received Federal Direct (sub/unsub) Loans and plan to graduate in the fall (or transfer after the fall semester) are required to attend a loan repayment counseling session. The Office of Student Financial Services will hold the first session of the semester on Wed., November 13th at 11:30 a.m. in Eykamp Hall, Room 252, Ridgway University Center.

Submitted by Amy Sowders

* 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


Info You Should Know

* WBB Male Practice Players Needed!

The women's basketball team is looking for male practice players. Practices are weekdays from 3:30-5:30. The coaches ask you to come to a few practices a week and help scrimmage against the team to prepare them for upcoming opponents. If you are interested please contact Coach KP at

Submitted by Kaitlynn Pacholke

* Last day to drop with a "W"

Reminder Friday November the 8th at 5:00pm is the last day to drop a class with a "W". You cannot drop online. You will have to visit the Office of the Registrar. Olmsted Hall Room 116.

Submitted by Teresa Haller

* UE Students and Employees Receive Discount Offer for THE COLOR PURPLE Musical

UE students and employees can receive discount tickets to the national touring production of THE COLOR PURPLE, playing at 7 pm, Monday, November 4, at the Old National Events Plaza's Aiken Theatre, 715 Locust Street. For special ticket pricing of only $28, call 812.437.8300 and use the code "UE." The ticket office is open Monday through Friday, 10 am to 5 pm. Tickets can also be purchased at the door.

THE COLOR PURPLE received the 2016 Tony Award for Best Musical Revival. Hailed as a "direct hit to the heart" (The Hollywood Reporter), this joyous American classic has conquered Broadway in an all-new "ravishingly re-conceived production that is a glory to behold" (The New York Times). With a soul-raising, Grammy-winning score of jazz, gospel, ragtime and blues, THE COLOR PURPLE gives an exhilarating new spirit to this Pulitzer Prize-winning story. Don't miss this stunning re-imagining of an epic story about a young woman's journey to love and triumph in the American South.

Submitted by Sharla Cowden

* November Goods Drive: YWCA Domestic Violence Shelter

Throughout the month of November, DOZ and Dr. Nikolidakis will be collecting goods for the Domestic Violence Shelter at the YWCA. YWCA pioneered the first safe residence and child care center in the nation, and YWCA is the largest provider of women’s shelters and domestic violence services in the country, serving over 500,000 women and children annually.

You will notice collection boxes across campus starting on November 1 and ending on November 30. Goods must be new, and the YWCA's specifically has needs for: deodorant, body wash/gel, bath towels, washcloths, umbrellas, paper towels, feminine products, laundry baskets, shower caddies, school and craft supplies, yoga pants of all sizes, diapers of all sizes, lightweight blankets, and twin size bed-in-a-bag sets.

We really hope that the UE community will join us in making a difference in these women's lives.

Submitted by Lisa Nikolidakis

* 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, LGBTQ+ individuals can legally marry their partners, but their fight for rights and survival isn’t over. 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



* Scott Peace Receives November's Employee Excellence Award!

Scott and Keith

Scott Peace is constantly working with students through Purple Reign and other organizations to help develop a sense of pride in the University of Evansville, and especially UE’s athletic teams.  Scott strives to deepen the support of the Purple Aces with new and exciting ways to encompass the sense of community we all love about UE.  His passion for the students and teams of UE is contagious and very much appreciated!

Submitted by Lori LeDuc

* Music Department Receives Grants

The Department of Music has seen success with recent grant proposals to help support it's upcoming activities. The George L. Mesker Music Trust will once again fund this year's Holiday Pops Concert, and the Indiana Arts Commission/Regional Arts Partners will help support the 2020 Summer Music Camp. Pictured here is Thomas Josenhans receiving the IAC grant from Anne Shoemaker McKim of the Arts Council of Southwestern Indiana.

Anne McKim and Thomas Josenhans

Submitted by Sylvia DeVault



* Lowry Finishes Top-Five at MVC Championships

The University of Evansville men’s and women’s cross country teams competed at the 2019 Missouri Valley Conference cross country championships hosted by Valparaiso, Saturday morning.

Highlighting the day for the Purple Aces was Anna Lowry, running an 18:22.2 fifth place time, Lowry once again wrote herself into the record books. The junior earned all-conference honors as well as becoming only the second Ace on the women’s side to finish in the top-5 at the league championship.

Sarah Poltrack took 61st overall at a 20:40 time, while Bones Parker finished just behind in 62nd at 20:40.8. Haylee Harmeyer (21:29) and Izzy Dawson (21:39) took 70th and 71st respectively.

Dawson Hood led the way for the Aces on the men’s side with a 50th place finish at 27:13.4.

Ricky Hendrix (28:30) and Kalen Ochs (28:34) followed with 58th and 60th place finishes respectively.

Phil Dzienciol and Alton Hoops round out the Aces top five finishes with 62nd and 63rd place finishes.

The Aces will next head to the NCAA Great Lakes Regionals on Nov. 15 in Madison, Wi.


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