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Tuesday, November 19, 2019

What's Happening Today

* 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


Upcoming Events

* Mosaic Speaker Series launches Thursday with Native American Heritage Month

The University of Evansville’s inaugural lecture in the Mosaic Speaker Series is set for Thursday, November 21, at 7 pm in The Schroeder School of Business room 170 on UE’s campus. The event is open to the public, and there will be no charge for admission.

This new lecture series is aiming to recognize and celebrate the many representations of diversity found within and around the University of Evansville community.

The lecture will be given by Lynn Long, and will be titled, “Kill the Indian, Save the Man”: A Journey of Redemption.

Lynn Long is an enrolled member of the Lac Du Flambeau Indian reservation in northern Wisconsin and the first Native American to earn an undergraduate degree in Visual Arts at Judson University in 1984.  As a first-generation college student, she is a current doctoral student at National Louis University where she also received her Master’s in Curriculum & Instruction in 2016.  Her Middle School endorsements here include Language Arts and Social Studies and a K-9 endorsement in English as a Second Language.  She also earned her Elementary Teaching Certification at Trinity International University in 2012.

In addition to her educational experiences, she also has professional experience as a Graphic Designer in the publishing industry.

She traveled nationwide for 7 years and visited 50 reservations and 2 Canadian Reserves, where she did volunteer work with a nationwide youth organization, On Eagles Wings.  Currently, she is proposing Higher Education Native recruitment initiatives to her alma mater and coalition schools.  For the past 4 years, she is providing tribal initiatives for her own reservation’s public school, while facilitating a Native student group at Moody Bible Institute in Chicago, Illinois. 

She has 2 sons and lives in Elgin, Illinois.

The lecture will be held in honor of Native American heritage month and is sponsored by The Center for Diversity Equity and Inclusion. For any inquiries, feel free to contact Megan Sicard at 812.488.2279.

* I-House: Culture and Gratitude (A round table discussion)

As the Thanksgiving break is coming and we all getting ready for this great holiday, I-House has decided to have a discussion on how different cultures within the United States and all around the world practice gratitude and what it means to their culture! This will be an discussion event which will provide you the opportunity to share your perspective on this idea with your culture and background. The event will be happening on Nov 20th (Wednesday), on 2nd Floor of Ridgway Student Center at 7pm. We hope to see you there!

Submitted by Hussam Taj

* 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!

* 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

* 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

* You're Invited to Columbia Sportswear Employee Store!

The Columbia Sportswear Company has invited all University of Evansville employees to shop at their exclusive employee store November 29 - December 22. The invitation, which is required to shop, is located on MyUE at under Documents and Information Links, Employee Discounts. The store hours and address can be found on the invitation. Happy shopping!

Submitted by Lori LeDuc

* Help SGA Stock the New AcesHaven

It's the season of giving! Please join SGA in collecting items for our newly established student resource center--AcesHaven! We are looking for non-perishable food items, hygiene products, new/un-used cold-weather gear, and other miscellaneous items such as laundry detergent and school supplies. AceBuck donations will also be accepted grow our online food pantry fund. Donations may be brought to SGA table in Ridgway the 21st-26th of November.

Submitted by Hannah Richards

* New Chief of Safety and Security, Jason Cullum

We are excited to announce the appointment of Jason Cullum as the new Chief of Safety and Security for the University of Evansville. Cullum will begin his new role at the start of the Spring 2020 semester.

Mr. Cullum brings a wide range of experiences to the University. With more than 25 years in law enforcement - locally, nationally, and internationally - his experience will allow us to strategically identify and implement future initiatives while continuing to provide excellent safety services to our campus community.

Mr. Cullum served in South Korea from 1991-1995 as a law enforcement specialist with the United States Air Force where he was the Korean National Police Liaison and named the 380th Security Police Squadron Law Enforcement Specialist of the Year in 1993. Mr. Cullum has served the Evansville community as part of the Evansville Police Department for 21 years where he holds certifications for crime prevention, field training officer, law enforcement instructor, crisis communications, crisis management, and more. Since 2012, Mr. Cullum has served as EPD’s Public Information Officer. He also served as a senior law enforcement fellow with the US Department of Justice in Washington D.C. Additionally, his professional responsibilities and personal engagement in the Evansville community include the Cops Connecting with Kids program and 911 Gives Hope, both of which are indicative of his commitment to servant leadership and leading by example. 

Additionally, as you know, at the end of this semester, Harold Matthews will retire as Director of Safety and Security after 34 years of service to the University. A retirement reception will be held for him in the Ridgway University Center, Wednesday, December 11, 2:00-4:00 p.m. 

Please join us in wishing Mr. Matthews the best during his retirement, and welcoming Mr. Cullum to the UE family when he joins us in January.

* 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

* 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

* 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

* YWCA Goods Drive

The YWCA of Evansville strives to eliminate racism and empower women. Among the many services the YWCA offers is a domestic violence shelter, youth programs and scholarships, and multiple education programs on the effects of racism and how to eliminate it.

The YWCA provides a wishlist, found below, of items that they collect to distribute to the women and children that they work with. Delta Omega Zeta will be hosting a Goods Drive throughout the month of November to collect these items to donate to women and children in need for the Holiday season. Boxes are located in the Ridgway University Center, the Olmsted Administration Hall, Schroeder School of Business, and the Koch Center for Engineering and Science.

YWCA Wish List*

Body was/gel
Feminine Hygiene Products
Laundry Baskets
Dish Towels
Shower Caddies
Paper Towels
Bath Towels/Washcloths
Twin Bed-in-a-Bag Sets
Craft and School Supplies
Lightweight blankets
Diapers (all sizes)
Sweat/Yoga Pants for Women (all sizes)

*Please note that we will only be accepting new, unused items

Submitted by Jessica Elmore

* Flu Vaccines available at Student Health Center!

Protect yourself from the flu this season and get vaccinated! Flu vaccines are available at Student Health Center.
$20 Cash/Card payment options. No appointment necessary.
SHC Hours: Monday-Friday 8am-5pm

Other ways to protect yourself from the flu this season: use good hand hygiene, drink plenty of water, increase rest, take a daily multivitamin along with eating a well balanced diet, quit smoking and disinfect common surface areas daily.

Submitted by Tara Ulrich

* Winter Intersession Financial Aid

If you are seeking financial aid to help pay for Winter Intersession courses at UE, please submit the Winter Intersession Application (pdf) to the Office of Student Financial Services by November 22, 2019. Our office will help you examine your options for aid, which in most cases is limited to loans.

Submitted by Amy Sowders



* 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.



* Today was certainly a "Big Monday" for Evansville basketball

Following last Tuesday’s 67-64 win at top-ranked Kentucky, the University of Evansville men’s basketball team and head coach Walter McCarty received several accolades on Monday.

The Purple Aces are on the verge of being ranked for the first time in their Division I history.  In Monday’s Associated Press Top 25 Poll, Evansville received 43 votes, ranking 30th on the list.  UE also garnered 8 votes in the Coaches Poll, which put them at 39th.

Evansville’s day got started on a high note with the squad being named the “Team of the Week” by March Madness digital reporter, analyst and host Andy Katz.  Following UE’s win over the Wildcats, Coach McCarty joined Katz for an interview that recapped the game.

Speaking of Coach McCarty – he was named the Division I Coach of the Week presented by Just Play Solutions.  With the honor, McCarty is now eligible to receive the National Coach of the Year award, which will be announced at the conclusion of the season.  The 2019-20 season marks the fifth year that has given out weekly and yearly awards.

Coach McCarty has been making headlines in the early season, as his Evansville squad pulled off what could be the upset of the year on the road against top-ranked Kentucky. The Aces opened the season with a home victory over Ball State before heading to Lexington on Tuesday to take on McCarty’s alma mater, who had moved into the #1 spot in the country just a day prior.

When all was said and done, the Purple Aces had shocked the college basketball world, coming away with a 67-64 win. The upset marked the first time in program history that Evansville had beaten the top-ranked team in the country, and snapped Kentucky’s 52 game home winning streak over unranked non-conference opponents. After an 89-71 win over IU-Kokomo on Thursday, Coach McCarty and the Aces are sitting at 3-0 on the season as they await a home matchup with SMU tonight.

* Feliciano earns fourth Freshman of the Week honor

For the fourth time this season, University of Evansville volleyball player Melanie Feliciano was named the Missouri Valley Conference Freshman of the Week.

“Melanie keeps carrying us on offense,” Purple Aces head coach Fernando Morales said.  “She carries a lot of responsibilities for a freshman.  We are excited about the future with her in our program.”

One of her best weekends of the conference season saw Feliciano register 4.78 kills per set while adding 3.67 digs.  Feliciano was rolling in both of the weeks matches, starting with 22 kills and an unbelievable .455 hitting percentage against the Bears.

She registered 12 digs in that match.  In Saturday's contest against SIU, Feliciano posted 21 kills and a career-high of 21 digs.

Averaging 4.22 kills per set, Feliciano stands 32nd in the nation and third among all freshmen.  Her average remains second in the MVC.

Feliciano and the Aces head into the final weekend of the season in prime position to clinch their first conference tournament berth in 11 years.

* DeAndre Williams earns second Newcomer of the Week award

In one of the biggest weeks in Evansville's Division I history, sophomore DeAndre Williams led the team with 16 points, 8.5 rebounds and a total of 3 steals and earned his second consecutive Missouri Valley Conference Newcomer of the Week award on Monday.

He converted 13 of his 23 field goal attempts and recorded four assists while playing 27 minutes per game in a memorable week for UE.

“I am very excited about how he’s been playing.  He is making plays for his teammates, which makes it easier for him,” Aces head men’s basketball coach Walter McCarty said.  “I am so happy for him.  He has had a tough go but now he is being rewarded for staying strong and trusting the process.”

In the win on Tuesday at #1 Kentucky, Williams was 4-for-9 from the floor to finish with 9 points and 4 rebounds.  He upped his game even more against IU Kokomo, tallying the first double-double of his career, finishing with 23 points and 13 rebounds.  He was 9-of-14 shooting and drew six fouls in the game.

He ranks in the top five in the MVC scoring, rebounding and leads the league in defensive boards.

* SMU edges Evansville in epic battle at Ford Center

In one of the most hard-nosed contests in recent memory, the University of Evansville men’s basketball team was edged by SMU on Monday in a 59-57 defeat at the Ford Center.

DeAndre Williams was the top performer for the Purple Aces (3-1), totaling 13 points and 8 rebounds.  Artur Laninowicz and Noah Frederking finished with 12 apiece.  Labinowicz had another stellar effort from the free throw line, knocking down 7 out of 8 tries.  Frederking did his damage from outside, hitting three triples.

The difference in the contest came on the glass as SMU (4-0) outrebounded the Aces by a 47-25 tally.  That included a 17-3 margin on the offensive side.

“Going in, we told them this team averages 15 points per game just on second chance points.  If we keep them off the class, we win the game,” Aces head coach Walter McCarty explained.  “If we clean up just a few of those rebounds, we win the game.  Our guys need to engage and understand what makes other teams successful.”

“They had 17 offensive rebounds; that was 17 times we could have gotten out in transition and attempted shots ourselves.  We played hard; there were times we forced up a few shots.  Our offense is really good, we can put a lot of pressure on people – but we have to grab rebounds.”

John Hall got the Aces on the board with a triple before DeAndre Williams gave UE a 5-0 lead.  SMU scored the next five to tie it up at the 16-minute mark before Noah Frederking drained a three to put UE back in front.  Sam Cunilffe found Artur Labinowicz for a triple on the fast break that gave UE a 14-9 lead with 10:37 remaining in the half.

SMU changed the course of the game, scoring the next 13 points over the next five minutes.  Evansville missed seven shots in a row while turning the ball over twice.  Williams got Evansville back on track, drilling a three with an even five minutes on the clock that made it a 22-17 game in favor of the Mustangs.  The Aces got one points closer in the final four minutes as they went into halftime trailing by a score of 25-21.  Defense was the name of the game in the first half as the Mustangs finished at 30% while the Aces completed the opening 20 minutes shooting 28.6%.

The Aces came out of the break with a renewed focus and posted the opening four points to tie the game at 25-25.  DeAndre Williams turned a steal into a dunk for the first two tallies before the defense forced a shot clock violation and K.J. Riley hit two free throws on the next trip down the floor to tie it up.  After SMU retook a 4-point lead, Frederking took a feed from Williams for his second trey to make it a 31-30 game.

After UE made the run, the Mustangs were able to extend the lead back out to six (38-32) whem Ethan Chargois was true from downtown for the second time.  Evansville never gave up and it paid off when John Hall and Labinowicz hit back-to-back buckets to tie it at 38-38 as the second half closed in on the midway point.

K.J. Riley put the lead back on Evansville’s side with a pair of free throws with 7:12 remaining.  After SMU tied it up, Hall knocked down a triple that made it a 47-44 game.  SMU countered with a 7-0 stretch that put them up by four with under five minutes left.  The Aces fought back as Frederking’s second triple of the game cut the deficit to one with just over three minutes left.  In the final minute, Labinowcz added two more free throws that got Evansville back within a pair, but a huge offensive board for the Mustangs saw them convert two more free throws to go up 58-54 inside the final 10 seconds.

Frederking added another 3-pointer with just over a second left, but SMU was able to hold on for the 59-57 win.

“We knew what they were going to do, they are long and athletic, we just could not box out the way we needed to,” Artur Labinowicz exclaimed after the contest.  “All of us played very hard.  We did some good things; we played well defensively and took some charges.  It’s a long season, we can’t let one loss impact us, we just have to move onto the next day.”

Tyson Jolly and Ethan Chargois led SMU with 15 points each.  Isiaha Mikehad 11 points and a game-high 13 boards.  Neither team was able to find a groove offensively.  Evansville finished the game shooting 35.4% while the defense held SMU to 37.3%.

“They (our team) are all disappointed – I thought we had a good game plan,” McCarty added.  “We just need to get back to who we are.  Neither of us shots particularly well tonight, the game was won on the glass.  We all just need to really evaluate ourselves, our games and what makes us successful.”

This weekend, the Aces travel to Nassau, Bahamas for the Islands of the Bahamas Showcase.  UE will play three games running Friday through Sunday, beginning on Friday evening with a 7 p.m. CT game against East Carolina.

* UE earns NABC Team of the Week recognition

The University of Evansville, Wingate University, the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, Missouri Baptist University and South Georgia State College have been selected as the first NABC Teams of the Week of the 2019-20 season.

NCAA Division I – Evansville
Head Coach: Walter McCarty

Evansville pulled off one of the biggest upsets in recent college basketball memory last week, winning at No. 1-ranked Kentucky on Tuesday, 79-75. The Purple Aces held UK to just 37-percent shooting on their way to becoming just the 35th unranked team in NCAA history to beat No. 1 on its home floor. Evansville followed the performance two nights later with an 89-71 victory over IU-Kokomo to improve to 3-0 this season.

UE’s latest honor adds to what has been an unbelievable week of publicity after defeating top-ranked Kentucky last week.  March Madness digital reporter Andy Katz named the Purple Aces the “Team of the Week” on Monday.  The program received votes in both the Associated Press and Coaches Polls, ranking 30th and 39th in those rankings, respectively.

DeAndre Williams garnered Missouri Valley Conference Newcomer of the Week recognition for the second time in as many weeks on Monday as he continues to lead the team in scoring and rebounding.

This weekend, the Aces head to Nassau, Bahamas for the Islands of the Bahamas Showcase.  Evansville opens the tournament on Friday evening against East Carolina.


In The News

* UE "AceBuddies" program helps get people with disabilities moving

Making sure everyone can live a healthy life is the mission of one University of Evansville organization aiming to get their participants up and moving through the AceBuddies Program.

According to a national health organization, adults need to get 2 and a half hours of exercise a week, minimum, to promote a healthy lifestyle. UE physical therapy students are making sure even those with disabilities can stay active too.

“The smiles, that’s what gets you out of bed on a Saturday morning when you’re up early all the time studying that’s really what gets you up is seeing the joy and smiles on the kid’s faces and how hard they work. It’s really awesome," said Arlen Magelitz. Magelitz is a second-year physical therapy student and the exercise leader for the AceBuddies program.

Read more on the 14 News website.


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