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Friday, November 15, 2019

* Thefts Reported from Graves Hall Offices

The Office of Safety & Security has received two reports of thefts of debit cards and credit cards from offices in Graves Hall. Both of the thefts occurred on Wednesday, November 13, 2019 between 12:30 – 4:00PM. One office was on the second floor and one office was on the third floor. In both of the incidents, the victims were gone from their office attending a meeting. They reported they left their wallet or purse on their desk when they left for the meeting, closed their doors, but failed to lock their doors. Both victims received phone calls from their banks shortly after 4:00pm concerning fraudulent usage their cards.
At the present time, we have not received any information concerning any suspicious
Individual being seen in the building during the potential time of the thefts. If you have any information, please contact the Office of Safety & Security at 812-488-2051.


• Lock your office when you leave.
• Keep your purse, wallet and other valuables in a secure locationi.
• Do not leave cash unattended.
• Be alert to strangers in your area.

Submitted by Harold Matthews


What's Happening Today

* 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

* 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

* Jumma' Prayer Today!

Jumma' Prayer will be held today in the basement of Neu Chapel at 3:00 P.M. today and will be held every Friday.

Submitted by Abdul Ashraf


Upcoming Events

* University Worship

University worship returns on Sunday, November 17, 7:30PM. Join us for prayer, singing, and meditation. All identities and perspectives are welcome.

Submitted by JillAnn Knonenborg

* 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

* Supply Chain & Logistics Career Connection

Movers & Makers: Emerging Logistics and Manufacturing Leaders
Delivered By
SOBA LSCM Program in partnership with Conexus Indiana Logistics Council
Join us for the executive panel presentation and discussion to learn about high paying careers in this growing industry.

Executive networking opportunities will be available after the panel discussion!

Represented companies include: Lean Driven Reliability, Alcoa, Spot Inc, Infor & Berry Global

Tuesday, November 19th
5:00—6:00 pm Panel Discussion, Schroeder School of Business Room 162
6:00—6:30 pm Networking with Panel, Schroeder School of Business Dunigan Lounge

This event is open to business, engineering, and UE students interested in the logistics and manufacturing field.

Submitted by Rebecca Oates

* 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

* 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

* Jazz Concert

The UE Jazz Ensemble I will be presenting a free concert on Tuesday November 19 at 7:30 PM in Eykamp Hall featuring UE Alumni Keith Farny '01 on drum set. The concert will feature music from the Buddy Rich Big Band library. A Buddy Rich Tribute Band made up of UE Faculty, UE Alumni and area music educators will also perform on the concert.

Submitted by Timothy J Zifer


Info You Should Know

* Early Timecard Entry for November 29 Payroll

In order to process payroll before Thanksgiving Break, the Office of Accounting and Audit/Payroll is asking all students and staff members to enter and submit their time on WebAdvisor by the end of the day on Friday, November 22, for the pay period of November 10-23.

Supervisors are asked to approve timecards by 8:00 am Monday, November 25. Payroll will be processed before noon on Monday, so please be sure to submit your time so your pay is not delayed. If you have questions, please call Dawn Bury at 2159 or email Thank you for your cooperation.  

Submitted by Dawn Bury

* Final Flush Flash is Coming!

As we are winding down the semester in the Center for Student Engagement, we will be sending out our final Flush Flash! This Flush Flash will be for November 20-27th and will end right before Thanksgiving Break.

In order to get this final posting out efficiently, we will be finalizing all information for it early Monday morning. Please be sure to have all events and activities in UEngage and approved by Sunday night (November 17th) if you would like your information to be included.

If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to Jane Meyer at

* Tree Decorations/Donations for Children K-12 - Graves Hall Lobby

Please consider donating new gloves, mittens, hats, scarves, and socks for community children grades K-12 this season. These items can be placed on the tree in the lobby of Graves Hall from now until Friday, December 13. The Center for Family, School and Community Partnerships will then distribute the items to EVSC schools. Thank you so much for your support!

Submitted by Karen Doss

* 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

* 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



* Kiesel Presents PT Research at Belgium Conference

Dr. Kyle Kiesel, professor and program director of Physical Therapy, recently attended the 10th Interdisciplinary World Congress on Low Back & Pelvic Girdle Pain held in Antwerp, Belgium.

Kiesel presented research "Exercise and breath holding intervention for individuals with dysfunctional breathing; a matched controlled trial." The research was supported by the Ridgway Fund and has involved 21 DPT students over the last 4 years. Held every three years, this congress welcomes health care professionals, practitioners, academics, researchers and policymakers from all continents.

Submitted by Jennifer Simon

* 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


Thank You

* Honors Program Students Give Back to Community

Students from the Honors Program's community service initiative (known as HACER) helped make a difference in the Evansville community last Saturday, November 9. Thank you to the following Honors Program students who volunteered their time to serve at the Ronald McDonald House and the Evansville United Caring Services: Kelsey Breneman, Quentin Yoder, Vaishnavi Ravipati, Elisa Cardona, Sarah Curtin, Lauren Stevenson, Savannah Cook, Ian Alberts, Aditi Sood, Jordan Bradley, Abby Schubert, and Meghana Bhaskara. Students also enjoyed lunch at Azzip Pizza following their volunteer work. Money raised during the annual Nerd Wars event on campus helps HACER fund these amazing opportunities to give back to the community, so thank you to all who have participated in making Nerd Wars a success in the past.

Submitted by Jayme Williams



* Volleyball set for final home weekend

It is the final home weekend for the University of Evansville volleyball team with the Purple Aces welcoming Missouri State and Southern Illinois to Meeks Family Fieldhouse.  UE takes on the Bears at 6 p.m. on Friday before playing the Salukis at 5 p.m .Saturday.  Seniors Patricia Joseph, Gabriela Macedo and Rachel Tam will be recognized prior to Saturday’s match.

Weekend Recap                                  
- In their only match last weekend, the Aces got back on the winning track with a 3-0 win over Indiana State
- Rachel Tam posted 13 kills with Melanie Feliciano and Alondra Vazquez recording 12 apiece
- Patricia Joseph posted a career-high of 10 kills in the win
- Adding to her season dig tally was Gabriela Macedo, who had 24 in just three sets

Saving her best for last                                                           
- Patricia Joseph is coming off of the best offensive effort of her career, posting 10 kills in the win over Indiana State
- Coach Morales has focused on Joseph being a bigger part of the offense as of late and that has paid off; over the last three matches - she has 21 kills, an average of 1.91 per set
- For the season, her average stands at 1.23
- Limited to 36 sets last season, Joseph has played in 84 frames this year
- Joseph has had five or more kills in six of the last seven matches

Digging into the Record Book                
- Fresh off of another record-breaking performance, University of Evansville senior Gabriela Macedo was recognized by the Missouri Valley Conference with her third Defensive Player of the Week award on Oct. 28
- Macedo set a program single-match dig record while posting the second-most in MVC history with 46 digs in the home match against Drake; for the weekend, Macedo averaged an unbelievable 6.70 digs per set with a total of 67 in ten sets of work
- Macedo’s 46 digs against the Bulldogs was the most in any 5-set match in the NCAA in 2019
- With 588 digs on the season, Macedo’s tally is tied for 6th-most in program history

Record Breaker                                    
- Rachel Tam had one of the best games in MVC history registering 39 kills in the win over Tennessee Tech on Sept. 17 and followed that up with an MVP performance at the Skyhawk Invitational on her way to being named the MVC Player of the Week on September 23
- Her total set the Evansville program record was second in conference history, just one off of the all-time mark
- Tam’s 39 kills is second-most for any NCAA Division I player in 2019
- Now averaging 3.89 kills/set, Tam is fourth in the MVC

Scouting the Opposition                                           
- The weekend begins on Friday when the Aces welcome Missouri State to Meeks Family Fieldhouse
- Former Aces coach Manolo Concepcion is the interim head coach for the Bears and has led the team to a 9-20 mark overall and 6-9 in the league
- Amelia Flynn averages 2.88 kills per set with Laynie Dake just behind with 2.39
- Leah Vokolek has a team-high 3.35 digs per game

- Southern Illinois begins the weekend with a 13-14 overall record and are 5-8 in MVC contests
- Alex Washington and Hannah Becker pace the Salukis with 2.56 and 2.50 kills per frame, respectively
- Laura Rojas is solid defensively, sitting with 4.61 digs per set

* Aces earn 89-71 win over IU Kokomo

Sophomore DeAndre Williams recorded the first double-double of his University of Evansville career to lift the Purple Aces men’s basketball team to an 89-71 win over IU Kokomo on Thursday at the Ford Center.

Williams finished the night with 23 points and a personal-best 13 boards.  He was 9-for-14 from the line.  Artur Labinowicz had his top game at UE (3-0), posting 21 points.  He was an efficient 7/8 from the field, 2/3 from outside and 5/6 from the line.  John Hall also got the job done in every way, notching 16 points, six rebounds and a block.

“It was a classic trap game and we were able to get the win; we competed and did some good things,” Aces head coach Walter McCarty said.  “It has been a crazy few days, but our guys competed and stayed the course.  I want our guys to be focused on every single detail because if you make that many mistakes against SMU, you will not beat them.”

The Cougars (6-2) saw Trequan Spivey tally 18 points while Akil McClain scored 14 and Allante Harper scored 11.

IU Kokomo had a nice start, jumping out to a 5-2 lead in the opening minutes.  Evansville did not waste any time coming back, posting six in a row with DeAndre Williams scoring twice and Noah Frederking adding a layup.  The Cougars continued to play well, tying it up at 10-10 before the triples started to fall for the Aces.  John Hall hit two in a row; his second breaking a 13-13 tie and give the Aces the lead for good.

A Williams trey on the break made it a 19-15 game at the 12:25 mark.  After IU Kokomo got within a pair at 22-20, Evansville began to take control of the game.  An 8-0 run saw the lead reach double figures for the first time.  Freshman Marcus Henderson drained two triples to cap off the run.

Sam Cunliffe found his groove.  With just under five minutes, he hit consecutive baskets to push the lead to 40-26.  Three free throws from Artur Labinowicz in the final seconds pushed the lead to a game-high 18 points at 52-34 before three IUK free throws made it a 52-37 game at the break.

Williams had a game-high 15 points at the break while Hall and Labinowicz also reached double figures.

Evansville continued to pad its lead in the second half.  After the Cougars got within 15 tallies, Williams found Labinowicz on a picture perfect feed for a layup that made it a 60-41 game at the 16-minute mark.  Shamar Givance helped the lead reach 20 (67-47) for the first time with 14:24 remaining

The lead for UE hovered around 20, but with 4:14 remaining, the Cougars got as close as 14 points (77-63) thanks to three Akil McClain free throws.  The Aces fended off the challenge, scoring the next eight to take an 85-63 lead before finishing the night with an 89-71 victory.  Labinowicz and Hall added triples to push the lead back out and avoid IU Kokomo getting any closer.

“Coach wants us to celebrate what we did, but we had to keep the identity that we had against Kentucky every single night,” Labinowicz explained.  “We are trying to be the same team every night that we were against Kentucky.”

After shooting 59.4% in the first half, the Aces finished the night at 51.6%.  IU Kokomo finished at 38.4%.  Evansville took the rebounding battle by a 45-38 total including 34-25 on the defensive glass.  With just a 48-hour turnaround since defeating #1 Kentucky, the Aces got the job done on Thursday and John Hall credited his teammates for their attitudes going into the game.

“After the other night, we celebrated just as much as everyone else, but after that, we let it go,” he said.  “We came back the next day and started preparing for tonight.  We just moved on.  It is only game three, we have done a lot so far.  What we did a few days ago would not have mattered at all if we came out and lost tonight, we knew we had to be locked in.”

On Monday, the Aces will take on American Athletic Conference squad SMU in a 6 p.m. game at the Ford Center.


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