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Monday, November 18, 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


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 20, 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!

* 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: What are you thankful for?

Join the Newman Club is celebrating all the things we are thankful for including the yummy and FREE home-cooked dinner that will be served after our discussion.

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

* Mindfulness Workshop Series - November 20th

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 November session will learn how to use mindfulness skills to breathe deeply, acknowledge negative feelings, and regulate emotions as finals approach. Yoga will be available in the gym from 5-6pm immediately following the workshop.

Submitted by Liz McCormick


Info You Should Know


The security office’s marked vehicle is currently in the shop for repairs and will be out of service for several weeks. During this down time, security officers will be driving a 2019 Maroon Dodge Caravan for patrolling the campus. 

* 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

* Women's Self-Defense Class

The Fitness Center will be offering a Women's Self-Defense Class on Wednesday, November 20th from 5:30 pm-7:30 pm. This is a free event for all female students, staff and faculty. Please email la87 or jc56 to reserve a spot.

Submitted by Lori Adams

* 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

* 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

* Green publishes article

Dr David Green of the Department of British Studies at Harlaxton has published an article on the later medieval aristocracy in a collection on the works of Chaucer's contemporary, John Gower. The essay, 'Nobility and Chivalry' can be found in Historians on John Gower, ed. S.H. Rigby and S. Echard (Boydell Press, 2019), pp. 141-67.



* Aces set to face SMU on Monday at the Ford Center

For the third game in a row, the University of Evansville men’s basketball team will face an opponent for the first time in program history as the team welcomes SMU to the Ford Center for a 6 p.m. game on Monday. ESPN+ will have the broadcast with Preston Leinenbach and Marcus Wilson on the call

Setting the Scene
- Since arriving to campus, UE head coach Walter McCarty has stressed the importance of improving the strength of the schedule
- Monday’s game is a prime example of the types of games and series McCarty is looking at implementing for the Aces
- It is the first in a home-and-home series with the Mustangs and is the first time the programs have met on the hardwood
- Evansville and SMU each put their perfect 3-0 records on the line in the game
- SMU has faced one opponent this year that is also on the Aces schedule - Jacksonville State; in their opener, the Mustangs picked up a 74-65 win over the Gamecocks in their season opener

Last Time Out
- Less than 48 hours after earning a win on the floor of Rupp Arena, the Purple Aces were back home to face IU Kokomo
- The Cougars stayed with the Aces in the opening 10 minutes of the game before UE got in its groove and led by 15 at the half before taking the win by 18 points
- DeAndre Williams notched the first double-double of his Evansville career, tallying 23 points and 13 rebounds
- Arture Labinowicz was an efficient 7-8 from the floor to finish with 21 while John Hall scored 16

Leftovers from IU Kokomo
- Making the start in all three games this season, Jawaun Newton saw a career-high 26 minutes of work
- Evansville was outrebounded on the offensive glass by a 13-11 margin against IUK; the only time the Aces won that battle came against the top-ranked Wildcats as they finished with an 11-8 advantage
- In two home games, DeAndre Williams 24.5 points per game while hitting 20 of his 28 attempts

Depth is Paying Off
- One statistic you may not see any Aces player lead the conference in is minutes played
- Coach McCarty is showing that the best teams do not need one player on the floor for the majority of the game; so far - UE does not have a single player in the top 15 in the league in minutes
- Eight Aces players are on the floor for at least 20 minutes per game with nobody having to work over 30 minutes
- In fact - not one player over UE’s three games has played 30 minutes or more

Scouting the Opponent
- SMU comes to the Ford Center with a perfect 3-0 mark following an 80-63 win over Jackson State on Saturday
- The Mustangs opened the year with wins over Jacksonville State and New Orleans
- Isiaha Mike and Tyson Jolly combine to score 39.3 points per game - over half of the Mustang season average
- Mike leads the way with 20 points and 6.7 rebounds while Jolly stands at 19.3 PPG and 6.3 boards
- Feron Hunt checks in with 11.7 points and a team-best 9.0 rebounds
- Head coach Tim Jankovich is a name that will be familiar to Aces fans as he spent five seasons as the head coach at Illinois State (2007-12)

* Alondra Vazquez has career night in huge Aces win

One of the biggest weekends in recent memory got started on a high note with the University of Evansville volleyball team taking a 3-1 win over Missouri State inside Meeks Family Fieldhouse on Friday night.

Entering the night, the Purple Aces (16-10, 7-8 MVC) were vying with Missouri State (9-21, 6-10 MVC), Southern Illinois and Valparaiso for a spot in the Missouri Valley Conference Tournament.  UE got the job done, securing the season sweep over the Bears and would be on the cusp of clinching a spot in the tournament with a win tomorrow over the Salukis.

“Since last week, our goals were to secure a winning season, which we did against Indiana State.  This week it was to get closer to .500 in conference and we did what we had to do tonight,” UE head coach Fernando Morales said after the win.  “We had a great week of practice.  They knew from Monday what this weekend meant to us.  Hopefully we can keep it going tomorrow.”

Sophomore Alondra Vazquez had the best night of her career, tallying 29 kills and 12 digs.  Her kill total passed her previous high of 25, which was set last season against UNI.  Melanie Feliciano made some history herself with a 22-kill contest.  She now has 435 in her freshman campaign, passing Jessica Kiefer’s freshman season kill record of 434.  Kiefer set her mark in 1997.

Gabriela Macedo had another stellar night defensively, adding 34 digs.  Her season total of 622 34 shy of Julie Walroth’s single-season mark.  Allana McInnis added 56 more assists to her season total and stands at 1,114, putting her in the top ten in the UE single-season record book.  The Bears saw Chloe Rear post 13 kills with Emelie Orlando notching 24 helpers.

Missouri State had the upper hand early on, taking a 9-6 lead.  Elena Redmond helped UE retake the lead as she did the serving in a 4-0 run that included an ace.  A back-and-forth contest saw the Bears retake a 13-12 edge before two in a row put Evansville back on top.  MSU was able to wrestle away a 19-16 lead on a kill from Sarabi Worsley-Gilbert.  With the bears still up by three (21-18), the Aces made a huge rally by scoring four in a row.  A kill from Alondra Vazquez got the run started while Feliciano also added a kill to put UE in front, 22-21.  Vazquez added the final two kills to clinch the 25-22 decision and a 1-0 Aces lead.

Evansville scored the opening two in the second set before the Bears defense registered four blocks in a row to take their first lead.  Their advantage extended to 8-5 before the Aces rallied with six of the next seven points to go up 11-9.  Patricia Joseph and McInnis extended the rally with a double block, forcing an MSU time out.  The run continued as an ace from McInnis helped to push the lead out to five.  Vazquez helped the Aces lead by as many as nine points at 22-13 as she added two more kills and a block as UE cruised to the 25-18 win.

UE’s first lead of the third game came when the 14th kill for Vazquez made it a 5-4 game.  Missouri State grabbed the lead right back, opening a 9-7 advantage before back-to-back Feliciano kills put the Aces in front – 10-9.  The Bears were able to make their way back in front and take a 20-15 edge.  They extended it to as many as seven points before winning, 25-20.

In the fourth, it was UE going up by a pair at 5-3 before MSU scored three straight along with a 6-5 lead.  They would hold that edge until Vazquez added another kill, her 23rd, to put UE back in front at 10-9.  Missouri State did not go away, taking advantage of an Amelia Flynn service ace to take a 15-11 lead.  Two Vazquez kills cut the deficit in half before the Aces came all the way back to go back in front at 19-18.  Joseph and Feliciano combined for the block that gave UE the lead.  From there, it was all Aces.  They held strong to clinch the match on the strength of a 25-21 decision.

Tomorrow night will mark the home finale with the Aces welcoming Southern Illinois to Meeks Family Fieldhouse for a 5 p.m. match.  It is Senior Night with three Aces being recognized.  Prior to the game, Patricia Joseph, Gabriela Macedo and Rachel Tam will be honored.


The Aces men's basketball team looks to keep the momentum going tonight vs SMU at 6pm. The ticket office will close at 1pm in preparation for tonight's game. PLEASE NOTE: All additional $5 tickets for Faculty must be purchased at the Carson Center Ticket office prior to 1pm, however complimentary tickets can still be claimed at the interior box office window when the doors open at 5pm by visiting the UE representative.

Submitted by Jake Hill


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