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Tuesday, November 26, 2019

* 2019 Employee Holiday Schedule

Reminder: The University of Evansville will be closed during the holidays to allow our employees to enjoy this special time with their families.
The following November – December – January holiday schedule will be observed:

Closed Wednesday, November 27
Closed Thursday, November 28
Closed Friday, November 29

Last day to work before break – Friday, December 20
Closed Monday, December 23 through Wednesday, January 1
Reopen Thursday, January 2

The complete listing of holidays observed by the University of Evansville can be found the UE website.


Upcoming Events

* 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.

* December 4 Andiron Lecture by Valerie Stein

When God is Father: The Unjust Theology of the Evangelical Orphan Care Movement
by Valerie Stein

Valerie Stein is an associate professor of religion and chair of the Department of Philosophy & Religion at the University of Evansville. She has been at UE since 2002. She holds a ThD from Harvard University in Hebrew Bible / Old Testament. Her teaching and research interests focus on the intersection of religion and culture. Much of her work has centered on the history of biblical interpretation, particularly examining the ways in which the biblical text has functioned to marginalize or oppress certain groups. She uses social identities such as race, religion, and gender as lenses through which to critically engage religion as a structural force in both contemporary society and throughout history.

Adoption and foster care have become especially popular over the past decade within evangelical Christian circles, as evidenced by the establishment and growing popularity of Orphan Sunday and by the extensive promotion of adoption by evangelical religious groups, such as the Southern Baptist Convention and Focus on the Family. This call to adopt or foster is not fundamentally about providing options for infertile couples or promoting humanitarianism; rather, evangelicals draw on the Bible and Christian theology to frame adoption and foster care as a missionary activity that both symbolizes and accomplishes the salvific message of the Gospel. The patriarchal theology behind the framework privileges the interests of the male “father” god over those of the birth mother. The resulting Christian rhetoric empowers the perspective of the adoptive parents by aligning them with God as pater familias while rendering the birth mother invisible and theologically irrelevant. God the Father’s "heart for adoption" thus promotes an Evangelical Orphan Care Movement that allows the desires of wealthy, privileged (and Christian) members of society to take precedence over the needs, wishes, and interests of vulnerable women.

The lecture begins at 4:00 p.m.
Wednesday, December 4, 2019
Eykamp Hall (Room 252), Ridgway University Center
A social gathering with beverages begins at 3:45 p.m.

For further information, call Annette Parks at 812-488-1070
or the William L. Ridgway College of Arts and Sciences at 812-488-2589


Info You Should Know

* Sign Up for the Santa Run- Discount code for everyone at UE

UE students, staff, administrators and faculty are invited to participate in the Rotary Club of Evansville's 6th Annual 2019 Rotary Santa Run. The event will take place at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, December 7th at the Buffalo Trace Council Center.

The Rotary Santa Run is a perfect way to run into the holiday season. The holidays will be here before you know it! The proceeds from this year’s event will benefit the Easter Seals Rehabilitation Center project entitled, “Change our local mental health landscape by meeting critical needs for pediatric psychology services.”

In addition, a “spirited costume contest” will be held for children ages 1-9, teenagers from 10 to 18 and adults from 19 +.  Teams and families are encouraged to participate in this festive contest. Prizes will be awarded.

Officially timed- 5K Run and 1-mile Family Fun Walk

Cost $25-  Santa suits for the first 800 registrants are included.

Special discount rate of $5 with code: ue2019

This discount is good from Tuesday, November 26- Sunday, December 1

Register online at:

Submitted by Cathy Renner

* Thanksgiving Dinner with Liberty Baptist

Please come out and join The Liberty Baptist Church Family & Friends on Thursday Nov 28th, 2019. For a free Fellowship Thanksgiving Dinner. All are Welcome.

* 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

* 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

* 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

* 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



* Ebeling presents two papers in San Diego

Associate Professor of Archaeology Jennie Ebeling gave presentations in San Diego last weekend at the Annual Meeting of the American Schools of Oriental Research and for the Biblical Archaeology for Society. At ASOR, she co-presented a paper on late prehistoric stone artifacts from Jezreel with Jezreel Field Director Ian Cipin of the University of Haifa, and for BAS she presented her research on nineteenth century western travelers' experiences of the village of Zer'in (on the ancient site of Jezreel) for a public audience.

* Music Department Awarded Another Grant

The William E. Schmidt Foundation has renewed it's commitment to UE's Department of Music's Opera program with a gift of $23,000. The long-term generosity of the Foundation lead to the establishment of the Schmidt Opera Series and the Schmidt Opera Collaborative. The series presents two mainstage productions annually, and the collaborative provides supplemental music education to local elementary, middle and high schools and other outreach activities.

Submitted by Sylvia DeVault


Thank You

* Thankful and Grateful! THANK YOU, ACES!

The Office of Counseling Services would like to thank everyone who stopped by our table in Ridgway University Center Friday to talk about being thankful and grateful this holiday season. Your kind words, thoughts, and gratitude play a large part in keeping the spirit of thankfulness alive on campus! THANK YOU, ACES, AND HAVE A WONDERFUL THANKSGIVING BREAK!

Turkey papercraft

Submitted by Liz McCormick


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