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Monday, November 11, 2019

Upcoming Events

* Medical Spanish Practice

Medical Spanish practice is designed to help students practice communication skills in Spanish for medical settings. Students may arrive and leave at any time. The next session is this Wednesday, November 13, from 5:30-7:00 p.m. in Room 64 in the Schroeder School of Business Building. Please contact associate professor of Spanish Diana Rodríguez Quevedo at for more details. ¡Nos vemos el miércoles!

Submitted by Diana Rodriguez Quevedo

* Guest Lecturer to Speak on Free Will this Wednesday

James Petrik, PhD, from Ohio University, will be delivering a Crick Lecture on the topic of free will this Wednesday, November 13th at 4pm in the Smythe Lecture Hall on the first floor of SOBA. His talk, "Spinoza’s Dream Argument: A Response to Introspective Arguments for Freedom,” will examine the 17th-century thinker's views on inferring free will based on dream experiences and how we might consider responding to them. The lecture is open to any member of the campus community.

Submitted by Anthony Beavers

* I-House: Pre-Bazaar Event

I-House is a weekly presentation and event series where international students talk about their home countries and other cultural topics are explored. This Wednesday (November 13th) on 2nd floor Ridgway at 7 pm, we prepare for the International Bazaar, a celebration of culture, by exploring what makes up culture beyond the flags, music, clothing, and languages we experience at Bazaar. This is an interactive event!

There will be Mediterranean food present as well! We hope to see you there!

Submitted by Hussam Taj

* 33rd Annual International Bazaar - THIS FRIDAY!


The biggest event on campus is just around the corner! Come celebrate the diversity at UE in the most fun and exciting way on November 15th, 5-8 PM, at Ridgway University Center!

There will be many cultural booths and amazing performances, and you will be able to start your holiday shopping at our International Marketplace, where several non-profit organizations will be selling products to raise money for their respective causes!

The first 300 people will get an awesome souvenir!

Get more details about the International Bazaard on our Facebook page.

Submitted by Hussam Taj

* Sing, Perform, or Read a Poem at SAB's Open Mic Night, Friday Nov 15th!

Are you a talented or aspiring singing, songwriter, or poet? If you can say it or sing it into a mic, then SAB's Open Mic Night is the perfect place to showcase your talents or step out of your comfort zone. All are welcome to enjoy the supportive environment in Rademacher's Lounge on November 15th at 7:30 pm! If you would like to participate, please email, and we'll work out the logistics! We hope to see you there!

PS: Stick around to the end for a performance from our emcee, local musician Hudsy!

Submitted by Nick Lewis

* AT Club Buffalo Wild Wings Giveback

This giveback is a great fundraiser for our club! The giveback starts at 11 am and ends at midnight on 11/11. When paying, mention that you want to support the UE AT club. See you there!

Submitted by Anna Lowry

* This Week In Music (November 11-17)

Department of Music logoWind Ensemble and Symphony Orchestra, Tuesday, November 12
7:30pm, Preston Arts Center, Henderson, KY
The UE Wind Ensemble and University Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Dr. Kenneth Steinsultz and Dr. Chun-Ming Chen, will perform on Tuesday Nov. 12. The program includes well-known film music, Dvorak’s cello concerto, and a recent work entitled Elegy for Anne Frank. The performance will feature Jennifer Farny (cello) and Anne Fiedler (piano), along with Alanna Keenan as narrator. The concert is free and open to the public and will take place at the Preston Arts Center (2660 S. Green St. in Henderson).

Upcoming student recitals:

Saturday, November 16
Kristyn Grimwood, clarinet, senior recital, Neu Chapel, 4:00pm

Sunday, November 17
Griffin DeVoy, tenor, senior recital, Neu Chapel, 2:30pm

* 33rd Annual International Bazaar


The biggest event on campus is just around the corner! Come celebrate the diversity at UE in the most fun and exciting way on November 15th, 5-8 PM, at Ridgway University Center!

There will be many cultural booths and amazing performances, and you will be able to start your holiday shopping at our International Marketplace, where several non-profit organizations will be selling products to raise money for their respective causes!

The first 300 people will get an awesome souvenir!

Submitted by Hussam Taj

* Newman Night: Holy Hour

Join us at the Newman House on Lincoln Ave. Across from Koch Center to spend time with Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament.

Submitted by Savannah Leigh Cyr

* 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

* 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

* 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

* 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

* RESCHEDULED - Wellness Wednesday Lunch and Learn

The Office of Health Education encourages you to attend the Pep Rally at noon today, so we are rescheduling our Wellness Wednesday Lunch and Learn!

Th "Beating the Wintertime Blues" session will take place Monday 11/25 from 12-1pm in Eykamp 253-254.

Submitted by Jennifer Hargus


Info You Should Know

* Study abroad photo contest-submit your pictures this week!

The Harlaxton/study abroad office is running a photo contest over the next two weeks to celebrate International Education Week! If you have studied abroad at Harlaxton or anywhere else in the world, submit your photos for a chance to win some study abroad swag and the honor of having your photo displayed in the study abroad office hallway.

You can submit 1 photo per category below:

  1. Purple Goes Global: We want to see how you showed your school spirit abroad! Share your photos wearing purple or UE gear!
  2. The Great Outdoors: We’d love any pictures that highlight the environment and capture the beauty of where you studied!
  3. Harlaxton: Harlaxton gets its own category because it’s so popular and photogenic! Send us photos of your time at Harlaxton and around the manor.
  4. Live Like a Local: Do you have any pictures of you engaging in local activities or participating in cultural traditions? Send them over!
  5. Artistic Eye: Have any unique pictures that capture something special about your trip? Did you take a picture you think is particularly artistic? Send them in!

We will take submissions through Saturday, November 16, then voting will take place on social media throughout International Education Week, November 18-22 with the winners being announced on that Friday afternoon.

Ask any questions and submit your photos to Kaylynn McCalister in the study abroad office at or the office in SB 262. 

* Summer Sessions Payment Plan

Payment plans for summer session courses including Early Summer, Harlaxton Summer, Summer I, and Summer II are available now. Contact the cashiers in the Office of Student Financial Services (Olmsted rm. 105G) to set-up a payment plan. Payments can be arranged from the point of set-up to the due date of the session. There is no fee for the payment plan.

Students should contact the Office of Student Financial Services no later than Reading-Study Day, May 7, 2020 to determine if financial aid is available for their summer courses.

Submitted by Amy Sowders

* Khan will give a presentation on , " Global Economic Outlook: Moving into 2020 and Beyond."

Walayet A. Khan, Professor of Finance, will give a presentation titled, “Global Economic Outlook: Moving into 2020 and Beyond” in the annual Economic Outlook Luncheon (2019) on November 12.00 at the Tropicana Hotel in the Walnut room. The description of the event in the words of the chamber is as follows.

The time of the event is 11:30am – 1pm. This is an annual Southwest Indiana Chamber event where seasoned professionals will predict what they feel the future holds for the world, country, state, and regional economy.

This event attracts chamber members, elected and appointed officials, key community leaders, and our strategic partners, SOLD-OUT for several years. For a sponsorship at this event or individual ticket sales, please contact Karen Robinson at Southwest Indiana Chamber office by calling 812-425-8147. 

* Reminder for all new incoming fall 2019 students~ Second dose of Meningitis B DUE by JANUARY 31st 2020!!

REMINDER! If you were a new incoming student to UE this 2019 fall semester, you must have your Meningitis B series completed and submitted to your MedProctor account by January 31st 2020. If you are going home during Thanksgiving or winter break, schedule your second dose to complete your Meningitis B series that is part of the admission requirements. This is only required for new students who entered University of Evansville FALL 2019 who has submitted only one dose of Meningitis B to MedProctor. Please call the Student Health Center at 812-488-2033 for any questions/concerns.
Trumenba- 2 doses required at least 6 months apart
Bexsero- 2 doses required at least 1 month apart

Submitted by Tara Ulrich

* Physical Therapy Research Participants Needed

Interested in learning more about your movement, core function, and balance?

Participants are needed for a research study conducted by University of Evansville Physical Therapy
faculty and students. This study is designed to collect information about basic movement and balance. You must be an adult at least 18 years old to participate.

It will take place on Saturday, November 16 at Stone Family Center for Health Sciences. 

Click here to sign up

Appointments are limited!

Moving well keeps us going, propels us forward, and is the foundation for everything we do.

Submitted by Jennifer Simon

* Added Section of Writing 205

The Department of Creative Writing has added a section of Writing 205 (sec. 04) for the spring 2020 semester. This course satisfies Outcome 5 and Overlay E Writing Across the Curriculum.

Submitted by Paul Bone

* 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

* Winter Housing

Residence Hall Students - do you need a place to stay this winter? The residence life office has limited winter housing available. Only students participating in official University functions or with approved reasons will be considered for winter housing.

Winter housing is located on the fourth floor of Morton Residence Hall. Students will not have access to their permanent rooms during winter break. Approvals are subject to room availability. Students are charged a flat fee of $400 for winter housing.

Students seeking winter housing must submit a Winter Housing Request Form by noon on Reading and Study Day, available through this link -

Students who live in Village housing can stay in their apartment or house at no additional cost but we do ask that you let us know when you will be on campus by filling out this form -

Submitted by Brian Conner



* Congratulations

Congratulations to the students in the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science department who competed in the ICPC Mid-Central Regional Programming Contest on Saturday, November 2, at the University of Louisville site. The Evansville Purple team (pictured left to right), Justin Banks, Abdullah Aljandali, and Nhan Cao solved 4 problems to place 20th out of 123 teams in the Mid-Central region and 2nd out of 15 teams at the University of Louisville site. They won Raspberry Pi 3 kits for their efforts and placement. The Evansville Orange team consisting of Ruikun Wang, Darwin Yadav, and Linh Trinh solved 2 problems to place 86th in the region and 11th at the site.

Justin Banks, Abdullah Aljandali, and Nhan Cao

The Mid-Central region consists of Missouri, Arkansas, Illinois, Kentucky, and Tennessee plus schools near the boundary like UE that petition to compete in the region. The five-hour contest consisted of a total of 12 problems to be solved, and the goal is to solve as many problems as possible. University of Illinois won the contest solving all 12 problems. UIUC teams also placed 2nd, 4th, 6th, and 7th in the contest. University of Chicago placed 3rd and Truman State University placed 5th. University of Kentucky won the University of Louisville site also solving 4 problems, but faster than the Evansville Purple team.

Submitted by Vicky Hasenour

* UE Recognized for Internationalization Award

The University of Evansville is featured in the NAFSA: Association of International Educators 2019 edition of Internationalizing the Campus – Profiles of Success at Colleges and Universities (pp. 64-69). NAFSA is the world's largest nonprofit organization dedicated to international education and exchange. NAFSA's 10,000 members are located at more than 3,500 institutions worldwide, in over 150 countries. The Senator Paul Simon Spotlight Award was earned for UE Builds: Local and Global program where UE has successfully fostered global leadership through service-learning. The award commends the close university collaboration with both the local Habitat for Humanity chapter and Habitat’s International Global Village initiative.

Congratulations to all involved with the prestigious award.

Submitted by Paula Heldt


Sympathy to...

* The Claybaugh Family

The School of Education family extends our deepest sympathies to the family of Pat Claybaugh.

Mrs. Claybaugh was an exceptional mentor teacher for many UE student interns and student teachers.  Mrs. Pat was the recipient of the Outstanding Elementary Teacher of the Year Award in 2012, a teacher at Scott Elementary School for 44 years until her retirement, and a UE graduate. She will truly be missed.

Information regarding her services is listed below.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, November 12, 2019, at Trinity United Methodist Church, 216 SE 3rd Street, Evansville, IN 47713, officiated by Rev. Dr. Todd Gile, with entombment in Alexander Memorial Park. Friends may visit Monday, from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Alexander West Chapel.



* Aces hang on for 79-75 win over Ball State

Sophomore DeAndre Williams had a big debut for the University of Evansville men’s basketball team, recording 26 points and 9 rebounds to push the Purple Aces to a 79-75 win over Ball State on Saturday evening.

“The points kind of just came to me in the flow of the offense,” Williams explained.  “I was making shots and my teammates were giving me good passes.”

Williams was 11-of-14 from the field and added three assists and two steals.  Sam Cunliffe also had a strong debut, registering 17 points.  He was 3-for-4 from outside and had three helpers.  K.J. Riley had a solid night with 14 points.  Ball State saw Tahjai Teague score 20 points to go along with eight boards.

“We came out a little different than we did against USI.  I am really encouraged by a lot of what we did tonight,” Aces head coach Walter McCarty said.  “We had a lot of guys come in and play a lot of minutes.  Our pace was really good.  We were moving the basketball from side-to-side.  In the first half, we trusted each other and played really connected.”

Making his UE debut, Williams recorded the first five points of the game to give the Aces a 5-2 lead.  Ball State fought back to take its first lead of the night at 10-9 on a bucket by Tahjai Teague at the 14:42 mark.  Seconds later, another Williams field goal put the Aces in front and they were off to the races from there.

From that points until halftime, Evansville went on a 31-8 run to go into the break with a 40-18 lead.  After Williams put UE in front, Sam Cunliffe drained a triple on the break to push the lead to four.  What was an 11-0 run continued with buckets from Artur Labinowicz, Shamar Givance and another from Williams that made it a 20-10 game at the midway point of the half.

UE kept rolling from there.  After the Cardinals cut the deficit to eight points (24-16), the Aces had another nice rally, reeling off the next 13 to take a 37-16.  Marcus Henderson converted his first field goal, grabbing the rebound on a UE miss before hitting the basket.  Williams capped off the run with his second trey.  Ball State ended a scoreless drought of six minutes when Kyle Mallers hit a layup in the final minute, but on the other end, Givance drained UE’s fifth triple in the final seconds to send his squad to the locker room with a 22-point advantage.

Williams finished with 15 points in the half, hitting six of his seven attempts.  He also had a game-high six rebounds in the opening stanza.

K.J. Riley converted an and-one in the opening moments of the second half to make it a 45-20 game, but the Cardinals had a run of their own in mind.  Three buckets in a row, including two triples, made it a 45-28 game three minutes into the half, forcing a UE time out.  Williams’ stellar debut continued as he added his third from outside and his eighth from inside to put Evansville back up by 20 at 57-37 seven minutes in.  He capped that run off with a jumper from just inside the 3-point line at the shot clock buzzer.

Ball State never gave up and battled back as the second half moved along.  With just under 10 minutes left, they got within 16 and with 5:26 on the clock, a triple from Ishmael El-Amin trimmed the Evansville lead to 68-57.  Two more triples finished off a 15-3 run as they made it a 68-63 game.

Noah Frederking helped to muscle the UE lead back to two possessions.  After drawing a charge, he drew a foul on the offensive end and hit both free throws.  Cunliffe added a triple that gave the Aces a 73-63 lead with 3:11 on the clock.  Ball State was not finished as they posted the next six to cut the gap to four a minute later.  Inside the final minute, an and-one by Teague got them within one tally at 75-74.  With 12 seconds left, a UE turnover gave the ball back to the Cardinals, but a missed triple saw UE get the ball back.  The Aces hit four free throws in the final seconds to finish the 79-75 game.

“We played well for 20 minutes, but in the second half, we took our foot off the pedal,” Riley said after the win.  “We knew the only way they could come back was by shooting 3’s and that is what they did.”

Riley also took the positives out of what was a great first half and at the end of the night – a season-opening win.

“We know that if we play like we did in the first half, we can play with anyone.  We just have to keep it up.”

A total of 5,372 fans were in attendance on Saturday.  It was the highest attendance for a season opener since the first-ever game at the Ford Center against Butler in 2011.  The win marked the 100th for the Purple Aces inside the Ford Center.  The first was the win over the Bulldogs in 2011.

A big one is on tap Tuesday evening for the Aces as they travel to Lexington, Ky. for the first-ever match-up against the University Kentucky.  The Wildcats are expected to be the #1 team in the nation following wins over Michigan State and Eastern Kentucky.  The Spartans entered the season as the top-ranked team in the nation.  Game time is 6 p.m. CT at Rupp Arena.

* Joseph's career night lifts UE to 3-0 sweep

Senior Patricia Joseph had the best offensive night of her career, recording 10 kills while hitting .556 to give the University of Evansville volleyball team a 3-0 win over Indiana State on Friday evening inside Meeks Family Fieldhouse.

Joseph had 10 kills in 18 attempts for UE (15-10, 6-8 MVC) while adding three block assists and a solo one.  Rachel Tam led all players with 13 kills while Melanie Feliciano and Alondra Vazquez finished with 12 apiece.  Allana McInnis recorded 41 assists in just three sets while Gabriela Macedo added to her season dig average with 24, translating to 8.0 per set.  Indiana State (5-19, 3-11 MVC) was led by a trio of players who had eight kills.  Gretchen Kuckkan, Cassis Kawa and Madeline Williams each hit the mark.

Indiana State was the first to wrestle away a lead of more than a point in the opening set, going up 5-3 before UE rallied with four in a row.  A Cecilia Thon ace extended the lead to 9-6, but ISU came back to retake the lead at 12-11.  Neither team would give an inch, but the Aces were able to flex their muscle and go back up by three at 17-14 on a solo block by Alondra Vazquez.  Later, a Rachel Tam kill made it a 21-16 game.  Vazquez added an ace as UE cruised to the 25-19 win to open the night.

Evansville scored three of the first four points of the second frame before Thon’s second ace of the evening put the Aces up 7-4.  The Sycamores rallied back as three blocks in a row saw them take their first advantage of the set at 9-8 and they pushed it to 13-9.  Tam helped Evansville storm back with five in a row as she posted two kills to help the Aces pull ahead.  ISU had a rally of its own as they took a 19-17 edge.  Two Vazquez kills and a pair of Indiana State errors saw UE retake the lead at 21-19.  ISU overcame a pair of 2-point deficits to tie it back up at 24-24.  Neither team wanted to give in.  Patricia Joseph did her best to keep UE in it, posting two kills and adding a block solo.  With the score tied at 31, a McInnis kill was followed by an ISU error that gave UE the win and a 2-0 lead.

Using the momentum from two wins to begin the night, the Aces got on top early in the third set.  A Gabriela Macedo ace pushed the edge to 7-3 out of the gate.  McInnis added an ace before the 11th kill of the match for Vazquez set UE’s lead at 15-9.  The career night for Joseph continued with her efforts helping the Aces clinch the match.  She registered two more kills in the third to life UE to a 25-17 win and the 3-0 match final.

Next weekend will mark the final two home contests of the season.  On Friday, the Aces welcome Missouri State to Meeks Family Fieldhouse for a 6 p.m. match before the home finale on Saturday at 5 p.m. against Southern Illinois.  UE seniors Patricia Joseph, Gabriela Macedo and Rachel Tam will be recognized.


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