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Thursday, November 21, 2019

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* LEAD Forward Giveback at McAlister's

LEAD Forward is hosting a giveback event all day at the west side McAlister's Thursday, November 21st. The proceeds benefit Gilda's Club, which ensures all people impacted by cancer are empowered by knowledge, strengthened by action, and sustained by community.

Download the flyer

Submitted by Grant Oxford

* Indiana Civic Health Index Results To Be Unveiled On UE Campus On Thursday

A panel of statewide leaders will come together on the UE campus this week to announce the results of a study on civic health in the Hoosier state. This brief presentation will take place in Dunigan Lounge in the Schroeder School of Business on Thursday, November 21, at 10 a.m. The event is free and open to the public.

Among the presenters will be: Randall Shepard, the former chief justice for the Indiana Supreme Court; Chuck Dunlap, the executive director of the Indiana Bar Foundation; and Bill Moreau, co-founder of the Indiana Citizen Education Foundation. In addition to sharing the results of their comprehensive examination of civic literacy and civic engagement in the state of Indiana, the panel will discuss their plans to launch a new non-partisan statewide initiative to increase citizen involvement and voter participation beginning in the 2020 election.

Submitted by Robert Dion

* 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.


Upcoming Events

* All Students Welcome! Events at Diversity House This Weekend

Don't miss two special events at the Diversity Resource Center (the "Diversity House" across Weinbach from Hughes Hall with a purple sign out front) this weekend! First, we wrap up Diversity Coffee Hour Friday at 4pm with coffee, tea, talking about holiday traditions, and setting up the Diversity House Christmas tree.

Sunday, we will host Flavor of the Month South Africa, our last Flavor of the Month of the semester, a monthly initiative to build community, make friends, and try foods from around the world! Flavor of the Month is open for all students to participate, BUT we have limited space!

We will meet at 5:00 in the Diversity Resource Center to help cook, play games, listen to music, and talk, with the meal served at 6:00. The sooner you join for the hangout, the more likely you can join for the meal! We have space for 10 guests.

Submitted by Megan Sicard

* MARK YOUR CALENDAR - Friends of Art Holiday Art and Craft Sale

Happy Holidays Painting

The University of Evansville Department of Art and the University of Evansville Friends of Art are pleased to announce their Holiday Art and Craft Sale. The sale will be held in the Melvin Peterson Gallery on Saturday, December 7, from 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. This a perfect opportunity to find unusual holiday gifts made by local artists, crafts people and our very own UE Family!

Friends of Art volunteers and gallery staff will be on site to handle the sales.

All new UE Friends of Art Memberships received during the Holiday Arts and Craft Sale will receive a $3 Honey Moon Coffee Coupon, good for $3 off any item!

If you would like more information, email Joyce Powell at or by phone at 812-455-0159.


Chili Supper, Rap Session, Music, Games
UE African American Alumni Association (UEA3)
When: Friday, November 22, 2019 @ 6:30 pm
Where: The Diversity House on Weinbach
We are excited we get to spend some time with you!
Menu: Chili, Salads, Desserts, Drinks, Music, Games, Good conversation

Call UEAAA @ 812.204.4997 or see Dalisa McCallum (BSU President) for more information.

* Thankful and Grateful - Holiday Thankfulness Activities!

Join the Office of Counseling Services in Ridgway University Center on Friday, November 22 from 11-12pm to start the holiday season the right way! Stop by our table of resources and let us know what you are thankful for by writing it on a feather and adding it to our school-spirited Thanksgiving turkey! Not everyone celebrates the U.S. holiday, but everyone can be included in embracing gratefulness during the upcoming festivities! Resources and gratefulness take-home activities will also be available. See you there!

Submitted by Liz McCormick


Info You Should Know

* Academic Success Lab Updated Hours

The Academic Success Lab will be closed due to the Thanksgiving break Monday, November 25 through Sunday, December 1.

It will reopen for drop in hours beginning Monday, December 2 with regular hours 4-8 PM, and a final session on Wednesday, December 4 with hours 6-8 PM.

Please feel free to stop in for extra help studying for finals!

Submitted by Frances Renschler

* Domestic Violence Shelter Collection Continues

The DOZ and Dr. Nik are running a goods collection drive during the month of November to benefit the Domestic Violence Shelter at the YWCA. We've created an Amazon wishlist for those who might not have time to stop by the store. Please consider donating. So many of the items are really affordable, and for the people who need them, they're necessities.

We also have goods collection boxes in Ridgway, Koch, and SOBA. Please review the flyer for more information. Let's make a difference in the community for an incredibly vulnerable population.

Submitted by Lisa Nikolidakis

* November Pcard Cycle Ending Reminder

Cardholders are reminded that the November Pcard cycle that began on 10/22/19 is ending at midnight on 11/21/19. Cardholders are reminded that November reconciliation of transactions should be completed before 11/28/19 when the system lock out will occur for the general ledger upload. November cycle reports may be ran and submitted beginning 11/23/19.

Submitted by Kim Winsett

* UE Bookstore Barnes & Noble Partnership Information

As Barnes & Noble College takes over the management of the UE Bookstore on Friday, December 6, please note the following information:
• UE Pcards will become the primary payment tool for departmental purchases from the UE Bookstore. Since the UE Bookstore is being outsourced to a third-party provider, the Internal Charge Authorization form (ICA) will no longer be used for departmental bookstore purchases.
• Barnes & Noble College will offer a 20% discount on all authorized departmental purchases except adopted textbooks, special orders, sale books, class and alumni rings, computer software, periodicals, discounted merchandise, computer hardware, stamps, health and beauty aids, food snacks, and beverages.
• Coursepacks being sold through the UE Bookstore will require processing and assembly by XanEdu, a partner of Barnes & Noble College. Only coursepacks issued by XanEdu will be sold through the UE Bookstore.

Submitted by Kim Winsett

* Barnes & Noble College to Manage Campus Bookstore

The University has partnered with Barnes & Noble College to manage the campus bookstore operations. The store will be closed Monday, November 25 to Thursday, December 5 for the transition process. The bookstore will reopen under Barnes & Noble College management on Friday, December 6.

Rental returns and book buybacks are scheduled for December 6 to December 13 and will be offered in the Crescent Offices on the second floor of Ridgway University Center.

As part of the bookstore transition, members of the campus community will begin receiving emails from the bookstore to help save time and make the textbook adoption process seamless. These emails will include adoption reminders as well as quarterly faculty digests, filled with informative articles of interest in higher education, faculty-focused webcasts, and more.

The Barnes & Noble College bookstore will provide a social and academic hub to drive success for the campus community. Through an extensive offering of affordable learning materials, including new, used and digital books, a robust textbook rental program and a Price Match program, Barnes & Noble College will drive significant cost savings for UE students. Barnes & Noble College will also offer an enhanced assortment of school merchandise including apparel, gifts, school supplies, and more, which students, faculty and alumni can browse both in-store and online.

“We’re thrilled about the Barnes & Noble College partnership,” said Donna Teague, Vice President for Fiscal Affairs and Administration. “Perhaps most exciting are the new access tools for students and faculty, along with cost saving opportunities for our entire campus community.”

The bookstore will further drive access and affordability on campus through its offering of open educational resources (OER) and OER-based digital courseware.

Additionally, faculty will gain access to Barnes & Noble College’s new Adoption & Insights Portal (AIP). The adoption portal was developed by Barnes & Noble College to solve challenges faced by higher education administrators and faculty in the areas of discovering, selecting, and managing course material adoptions. With AIP, faculty and staff can easily manage and submit course material adoptions each term, and academic leadership can view real-time adoption rates and submission progress at the school or departmental level and communicate directly with faculty from within the portal.

“At Barnes & Noble College, our mission is to act as a complete support system for the schools we serve. We are incredibly excited to join the University of Evansville campus community, driving affordability, access and achievement for UE students and faculty,” said Barry Brover, Executive Vice President, Barnes & Noble College.

Barnes & Noble College currently operates more than 770 campus stores nationwide. For more information about Barnes & Noble College’s services and locations, visit

* 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

* Last day to receive Official Transcripts for current students is 12/5

Official transcripts for current students will not be sent out between December 6th and until all grades are posted and finalized, approximately December 20th. Any orders placed during this time should be ordered "hold for grades".

Submitted by Teresa Haller

* 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

* 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

* 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



* Ebeling gives lecture in Tucson

Associate Professor of Archaeology Jennie Ebeling presented 'Drink Your Wine With a Merry Heart: Wine in the Hebrew Bible and Archaeology' as part of the Pozez Memorial Lecture Series at the University of Arizona on November 18. A graduate of the University of Arizona, Dr Ebeling spoke about the results of recent excavations at Jezreel, the excavation project in Israel sponsored by UE.

* Dr. Stein Presents at National Conference

Dr. Valerie Stein, Associate Professor of Religion, was an invited participant on the panel "Choice Without Justice: Protesting the Neoliberal Politics of Reproduction" at the National Women's Studies Association annual conference in San Francisco. Her paper was entitled "Making Orphans: White Savior Syndrome as God's Answer to Oppressive Politics".



* Tournament berth on the line in final weekend

A berth in the 2019 Missouri Valley Conference Tournament is on the line this weekend when the Purple Aces volleyball team travels to Bradley and Illinois State.  UE takes on the Braves on Friday at 6 p.m. before facing the Redbirds on Saturday at 5 p.m. in Normal, Ill.

So What Needs to Happen?                  
- There are several ways the Aces can clinch a spot in the first MVC Tournament since 2008
- The Aces can punch their ticket with a win
- If Indiana State loses either match this weekend, the Aces would clinch
- The final way is if Missouri State defeats Southern Illinois on Friday

Weekend Recap                                  
- Evansville split its final home weekend of the season
- On Friday, UE defeated Missouri State by a 3-1 final with Alondra Vazquez setting her career mark with 29 kills
- Melanie Feliciano added 22 while Gabriela Macedo recorded 34 digs and Allana McInnis added 56 assists
- Saturday’s Senior Night saw Southern Illinois pick up the win over the Aces in five sets
- As a team, the Aces had a program record of 126 digs with Macedo tallying 33 and Vazquez posting 24
- Rachel Tam and Feliciano each set career highs with 23 and 21, respectively
- Feliciano led the offense with 21 kills

Top Rankings                            
- UE is not only near the top of the conference rankings in several categories, but is also impressive on a national scale
- With 39.65 attacks per set, the Aces offense ranks third in the nation
- The top four schools in that statistic are all from the Missouri Valley Conference
- Led by Gabriela Macedo’s 6.06 digs per set, the Aces average 18.37 per game
- That total is 4th in the NCAA and second in the Valley
- Macedo’s tally paces the MVC and is 5th in the country
- Individually, Melanie Feliciano is second in the Valley with 4.22 kills per set; she ranks 32nd in the nation in that stat and is the #3 freshman
- Feliciano’s season total of 493.0 points is 27th in the country
- UE’s freshman is 19th in the NCAA in total kills with 456 while Rachel Tam is tied for 45th with a total of 409
- Allana McInnis is third in the conference with 10.79 assists per set; her average is 36th in the NCAA while her total of 1,164 helpers in 2019 is the 10th-highest tally in the NCAA
- Hannah Watkins paces UE with 1.00 blocks per game; that is fifth in the MVC

Digging into the Record Book                
- UE senior Gabriela Macedo registered her 655th dig of the season on Saturday against Southern Illinois
- It is just one off of the single-season program mark of 656, which was set by Julie Walroth in 2007
- Macedo’s season is 15th-best in MVC history and just 22 more digs would put her in the top 10
- She currently ranks fifth in the NCAA with her season dig average

Record-Breaking Freshman                   
- Freshman Melanie Feliciano broke the Evansville program record for kills in a season by a freshman last weekend
- Her season total of 456 passed Jessica Kiefer’s record of 434, which came in 1997
- Feliciano had one of her best conference weekends, averaging 4.78 kills as she had 22 against Missouri State and 21 versus the Salukis
- The MVC recognized her on Nov. 18 with her fourth Freshman of the Week honor

Scouting the Opposition                                           
- Bradley enters the final weekend of the regular season standing at 13-14 overall and 9-7 in conference action
- Hannah Thompson has a team-best 3.16 kills per set while Rachel Pranger is just behind her with 2.98
- Thompson also holds the team lead in digs, recording an average of 4.68 per set

- Illinois State stands with a 17-11 overall mark and have won 10 of their 16 league matches
- Kaylee Martin anchors the offense with 3.98 kills per set; she has a total of 450 per season
- Stef Jankiewicz has notched 10.98 assists per set and enters play with 1,109 on the year
- Kendal Meier sits atop the Redbird squad with 4.42 digs


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