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Wednesday, November 13, 2019

* Day-long Aces Celebration

On the heels of the Aces' historic win over #1 ranked UK last night, the whole campus is celebrating all day!


DONUT underestimate the Aces - with Prez P
10:00 a.m. - Room 201, Olmsted Administration Hall

Students, faculty, and staff are invited to join the president in Olmsted for donuts ahead of the pep rally!


Pep Rally
Noon - Ridgway University Center

We be holding a pep rally in Ridgway University Center beginning at noon featuring the Aces players and coaching staff.

UE is back in action Thursday (11/14) at the Ford Center when they take on IU Kokomo at 6 p.m. Get your tickets and be there to support your Aces!


What's Happening Today

* 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

* 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


Upcoming Events

* Catholic Mass at 1 p.m. this Sunday!

Newman will be celebrating a Catholic Mass at 1 p.m. in Neu Chapel this Sunday, November 17. Fr. Christian Raab OSB will be the celebrant. All are welcome!

Submitted by Michaela Kunkler

* Guest Art History Lecture by Dr. Chrystine Keener

Dr. Chrystine Keener, assistant professor of Renaissance and Baroque Art at the Ringling College of Art and Design will be giving a guest lecture this Thursday, 11/14 at 6p in Hyde 14. Her presentation will examine the lactation imagery of the Virgin Mary and Venus in late Medieval and early Renaissance Italian churches. The lecture is free and open to the public.

Submitted by Heidi Strobel

* 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

* UE Theatre Opens LONE STAR SPIRITS in the May Studio Theatre

The University of Evansville Theatre opens Josh Tobiessen’s LONE STAR SPIRITS, at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Nov.18, in the May Studio Theatre. At times hilarious and at times heartbreaking, this family drama is a poignant story about a small-town life, the haunting feeling one experiences by returning to their childhood hometown, and the spooky surprises life always seems to have in store. Additional performances are at 7:30 p.m., Nov. 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, and at 2:00 p.m. on Nov. 24.

Blake Ware, a senior from Evansville, Ind., directs LONE STAR SPIRITS; Theodora Soldatou, a senior from Athens, Greece, serves as the scenic designer; Gillian Herold, a senior from Spokane, Wash., is the costume designer; Meaghan Stanley, a senior from Middlebury, Vt., is the lighting designer; Jackson Pitt, a junior from McKinney, Texas, serves as the sound designer; Brock McCullough, a senior from Omaha, Neb., is the dramaturg; Lauren Ward, a junior from Fort Worth, Texas, is the stage manager, and UE Assistant Technical Director Adam Rager serves as the technical director.

The cast features junior Cole Lannert, from Evansville, Ind., as Drew; senior Luke Lowrance, from Arlington, Texas, as Walter; sophomore Kyla Clift, from Arlington, Texas, as Jessica; sophomore Delanie Kitzman, from Tomball, Texas, as Marley, and junior Beau Wilcox, from Broomfield, Colo., as Ben.

The UE Theatre Society hosts a Pre-Play Chat 30 minutes prior to the show on Saturday, Nov. 23. All are welcome to attend the presentation and discussion with a student designer about their process on the production. Ticket prices are $12 for adults and $9 for senior adults, students, and UE employees. UE students may obtain one free student rush ticket beginning at 12 noon on the day of the performance they wish to attend. Seating is limited, and tickets are available by calling 812.488.2031.

Submitted by Sharla Cowden

* 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

* 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

* 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

* 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



* School of Education Presents at IACTE Innovation in Teacher Education Conference

School of Education students and faculty presented at the IACTE Innovation in Teacher Education Conference held on Butler University’s campus, November 7-8. The conference highlighted innovations, initiatives, and best practices in teacher education. Davies Bellamy, Sharon Gieselmann, Melinda Hopf, Louis Kersh, DaLisa McCallum, and UE graduate, Rocky Alderman shared experiences responsible for increasing their growth in cultural competence. Hammer (2012) defines cultural competence as the capability to shift perspective and adapt behavior to cultural difference and commonality. Furthermore, it reflects the degree to which cultural differences and commonalities in values, expectations, beliefs and practices are effectively bridged. The Intercultural Development Inventory is a tool used in the School of Education to assess baseline cultural competence. During the presentation, the group emphasized three essentials: the importance of achieving intercultural competence, the need for understanding the transformative process involved, and taking intentional steps towards becoming interculturally competent. The presentation is an extension of an upcoming publication written by Amy McBride, Davies Bellamy, and Matthew Knoester.

Submitted by Sharon Gieselmann

* 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


Harlaxton Happenings

* Black Death comes to Harlaxton

On Thursday 12 November Harlaxton we will be co-hosting an event with Lincoln University. Carenza Lewis, who you might remember as one of the archeologists from the TV show TimeTeam, is coming to give a lecture as part of the 2019 'Being Human' festival. This is the UK’s only national festival of the humanities, and it brings together universities, museums, galleries, libraries with community and commercial partners in events held throughout November. Carenza's talk will be about the origins and impact of the Black Death.

Black Death Skeleton

Carenza explains ‘Being Human’ is all about making world-class university research accessible to people across the UK and this year the University of Lincoln is a hub for the festival in the East Midlands. I’m delighted it’s giving me the chance to come to Harlaxton to talk about the Black Death – one of History’s greatest killers – to find out about the impact it had on our region, and how and where it survives today… I’m looking forward to hearing what questions the audience will be asking!’

Submitted by Nicola Boyle



* Men's Basketball defeats top-ranked Kentucky at Rupp Arena

For the first time in University of Evansville men’s basketball history, the Purple Aces have defeated the top ranked team in the land as UE earned a 67-64 win against the University of Kentucky on Tuesday night at Rupp Arena.

Tuesday’s game marked the third time in Evansville (2-0) history that the Aces took on the #1 team.  The win also had major significance in Missouri Valley Conference history as the victory was the first time a member school defeated a top-ranked non-conference team on the road.  It was the 13th-ever MVC win over a #1 school and the ninth in non-conference play.  The last Valley win over the #1 school since Nov. 21, 2015 when UNI defeated North Carolina in Cedar Falls.

“I don’t know if anything matches this other than winning a national championship from a basketball standpoint,” Aces head coach Walter McCarty said. “It’s awesome to be able to come in here and play on this type of stage and my guys, I have a good group of guys. They love each other and they’re really connected. And this group to come in here and be able to do that is just awesome.  It does not get any better than that.”

Leading the Purple Aces was senior K.J. Riley.  He scored 18 points while going a perfect 8-for-8 from the line.  Sam Cunliffe posted his second 17-point effort in as many games.  He hit six shots with two coming from outside.  He also added a team-high six rebounds.  Kentucky (2-1) saw Immanuel Quickley score 16 points to go along with 9 rebounds.  Tyrese Maxey recorded 15.

The win marked the 17th in program history against ranked opponents.  The last win came on January 1, 2015 when UE defeated #23 UNI.  The highest previous opponent that the program defeated came when the Aces took down #7 Purdue on Dec. 19, 1983.

After Kentucky scored the opening three points of the night, Noah Frederking got UE on the board with a layup.  Jawaun Newton drained a three on an in-bound player to tie it up at 5-5 and six minutes in, Sam Cunliffe dunked it to give UE its first lead at 10-8.

The Wildcats rebounded to back a 16-15 lead, but with 10:28 left in the half, Cunliffe was true from long range and gave UE a lead that it would not give up for the remainder of the half.  It started a 9-0 stretch, including seven in a row by Cunliffe.  Artur Labinowicz wrapped up the run on a second-chance layup that pushed the lead to 24-16 with 6:13 left in the half.

Held scoreless for four minutes, Kentucky scored four in a row to cut the Aces lead in half, but a triple by Riley and a pair of free throws on the ensuing possession gave the Aces a 29-22 lead.  UK closed in the final moments as they went to the half trailing the Aces by a 34-30 margin.  Cunliffe was the top performer in the opening 20 minutes, scoring 15 points on 6-of-9 shooting.

Noah Frederking drained a triple in the first possession of the second half, but the top-ranked Wildcats worked their way back, eventually tying it up at 44-44 as Tyrese Maxey scored five in a row, including the tying triple with 12:25 on the clock.  Kentucky would retake the lead at 48-46 on a pair of free throws a minute later.

Shamar Givance made sure that lead did not last too long as the next possession saw him nail his first bucket of the game – a triple to give the Aces the lead.  After UK tied it back up with eight minutes remaining, it was UE’s senior coming through once again, draining his second trey make it a 56-53 contest.

Williams’ fourth basket of the game, coupled with a confident three from Frederking, saw UE establish a 61-55 advantage at the 4-minute mark.  UK got within three in the final minute at 65-62 on a Quickley layup.  Following a UE turnover, the Wildcats had the ball down three with 14 seconds left.  Maxey drove to the basket for a layup to make it a 1-point game.  On the inbound, the Wildcats fouled Sam Cunliffe.  With the game hanging in the balance, he drained both free throws to push the lead back to three.  Kentucky had one final chance, but a Maxey triple at the buzzer fell short, giving UE the win.

In just two days, the Aces are back home as they take on IU Kokomo on Thursday evening at 6 p.m. inside the Ford Center.


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