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Friday, January 10, 2020

Upcoming Events

* Save the Date: Nerd Wars is Coming on Tuesday, February 25

Nerd Wars is coming! The Honors Program invites you to save the date for this year’s Nerd Wars competition on Tuesday, February 25 at 7:00pm in Eykamp Hall. Teams of students, faculty, administrators, and staff are encouraged to battle it out in this year’s trivia contest for prizes and more importantly, bragging rights. The evening will also feature pizza, popcorn, soda and giveaways.

Mark your calendars and be thinking about gathering your team. Be on the lookout in Acenotes for information about team sign-ups soon!

Jayme Williams


Info You Should Know

* Spring Meal Plan Changes

Students can adjust meal plans for the Spring semester until Friday, January 17, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. Adjust your meal plan online. Changes will be reflected the next business day.

Brian Conner

* UE SAA Book Club: Join us!

All UE SAA Members are welcomed and encouraged to join the UE SAA Book Club! The UE SAA Book Club hosted 'The Harlaxton Heist' author, Linda E Minton in December. We kicked off the new year with a Book Gift Exchange in January. Our next gathering is Wednesday, February 19th, 12:00pm in the Phillips Alcove. Discussion: 'Something in the Water' by Catherine Steadman. Please contact Brooksie Smith for additional information.

people holding books

more people holding books

Brooksie Smith

* UE Wind Ensemble Auditions

Spring 2020 semester auditions for UE Wind Ensemble will be held Tuesday, January 14 and Thursday, January 16, 3:00-6:00pm. Sign up for a time on the "Bands" bulletin board across from FA 103. Information and excerpts can be found at:

For more information contact Dr. Kenneth Steinsultz (ks306).

Kenneth Steinsultz

* Spring 2020 Purple Friday Patrol Sign Ups Now Available!

Purple Friday Patrol: Wear Purple—Get Prizes!

Be on the lookout for the Purple Friday Patrol every week and sign up here to pass out the purple praise!

On Fridays, we wear purple, and each week, the PFP will reward students to promote school spirit both on campus and online through the use of the hashtag, #UEPurpleFriday.

Purple Friday Patrol Teams are made up of members of the campus community including faculty, administrators, and other interested parties, usually from the same department or group.

PFP Teams can sign up for one or more Fridays per semester and the Office of University Relations will supply Purple Swag Packs to the designated PFP Team for the week. PFP Teams are invited to add a personal touch to the swag packs, if desired. (ex. departmental swag, promo for an upcoming event, etc.)

Purple Friday Patrol Teams: What’s my responsibility?
1. Sign up for at least one Friday per semester.
2. Visit the office of University Relations in Sampson Hall during the week of your assigned Friday to pick up your Purple Swag Packs
3. Pass out the purple praise. The distribution format is up to you. You can pass out swag packs to the first few purple people you see, or you can stagger the rewards throughout the day. If you’d prefer to reward online participants, you’re free to promote on official UE social media accounts.
4. Pics or it didn’t happen. Remember, we’re trying to promote school spirit both on campus and online through the use of the hashtag, #UEPurpleFriday, so be sure to snap a picture with your purple people! You can either share them online through an official UE social media account if you run one, or send them to to post on the main UE social media accounts.


* Student Health Clinic Winter Break Hours

The Student Health Center will be CLOSED for Winter break.
CLOSED December 16th- January 10th
The STUDENT Health Clinic will reopen for students on Monday, January 13th at 8:00am and resume the normal clinic hours. In case of emergency, call UE Security at 488-6911 or dial 911.

Submitted by Tara Ulrich

* Employee Health Clinic Winter Hours

The EMPLOYEE Health Clinic will operate on normal business hours during the Winter break.
Clinic will be CLOSED for Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day
Monday: 8-11am and 3-6pm
Tuesday: 7-11am
Wednesday: 2-6pm
Thursday: 7-11am
Friday: CLOSED (Reminder- Extra Care 4U open 7-11am at TSCC Mt. Pleasant office for acute visits only, no appointment necessary)

Please call 888-492-8722 or visit to schedule at the Employee Clinic.

The Student Health clinic phone line (488-2033) is not consistently monitored during Winter break.  Please call the main TSCC phone line for all UE employee clinic needs.

Submitted by Tara Ulrich

* Vote on the Best of UE!

Help the Crescent magazine with our Feb. 2020 cover story — the Best of UE! We live, eat and go to school here everyday and inevitably form patterns and preferences. Whether its what bathroom we use or the printer we scramble to in-between classes, these small decisions affect us everyday. The Crescent would like to highlight these little things that make students and UE tick by honoring the Best of UE! Cast your votes online, and look out for our Feb. issue to see if your #1 made it to the top!

Submitted by Dallas Carter

* 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



* Strobel Awarded Grant

Heidi Strobel, Professor of Art History, has been awarded a Council of Independent Colleges Art History Faculty Development Grant. She will use half of the funds to take a group of art history and archaeology majors to research objects in the Ringling Museum of Art in the spring of 2020. The other half of the funds will be used for Strobel's research on textile artist Mary Linwood (1755-1845).

Heidi Strobel

* Two University of Evansville Civil Engineering Students Awarded Scholarships by the Asphalt Pavement Association of Indiana

The Asphalt Pavement Association of Indiana (APAI) has named Dalton Selvidge (BSCE ’21) and Holli Buretta (BSCE ’21) as 2019 APAI Scholars. The two Civil Engineering students were awarded with scholarships at the APAI Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and Scholarship Awards Banquet on Dec. 12th, 2019 in Indianapolis.

Scholarships are awarded by the APAI Scholarship Committee to students studying construction management, civil engineering, and construction engineering and management at six nationally accredited Indiana universities, including University of Evansville. Students must complete an in-person interview with members of the Scholarship Committee to receive an award. The total amount of scholarships awarded in 2019 by the association totaled more than $52,000 to deserving scholars, in anticipation that many recipients will remain in Indiana and seek employment opportunities with APAI's member contractors.

award winners

Suresh Immanuel



* Feliciano Caps off Season with National Recognition

An exclamation point was added to the freshman campaign for University of Evansville volleyball player Melanie Feliciano as she was named a 2019 All-Freshman Honorable Mention.

She became the first Purple Aces player to earn the recognition.  In her first season at UE, she set the program freshman record with a total of 456 kills.  Her average of 4.18 kills per set was second in the Missouri Valley Conference and top three among freshmen in the nation.

“We know Melanie had a big year and was an asset for our program,” UE head volleyball coach Fernando Morales said.  “Having the recognition from a nationwide magazine is huge for us, hopefully we can build on that and reach our goal of being in the top four in the conference in the near future.”

Feliciano was named the MVC Freshman of the Week on four occasions throughout the 2019 season with her top performance being a 36-kill effort against Eastern Illinois.  At the time, it was a UE program record and remains tied for the third-highest total in a single match in MVC history.

A native of Ponce, Puerto Rico, Feliciano arrived in Evansville on July 22 and was able to quickly adjust to the new settings. 

“It was my first time leaving home, but having friends here along with our coaching being from Puerto Rico has really helped,” Feliciano explained.  “My family was able to come to Evansville for the home tournament in September.  It was the best; I really wanted to play my best for them.”

In three matches on Sept. 13-14 at Meeks Family Fieldhouse, Feliciano put on a clinic, recording a total of 92 kills in just 13 sets, an average of 7.1 kills per frame.  She capped off the weekend with the record-setting 36-kill performance against Eastern Illinois.  Making the weekend even better was that she was named the tournament MVP.

The 2019 season for UE began in Cape Girardeau, Mo. on Sept. 6.  Feliciano admitted that she was nervous to play at the next level, but made a quick adjustment.

“My teammates and coaches said not to worry, they always support me,” Feliciano exclaimed.  “I arrived in Evansville for the practice and it did not start out the way I wanted.  Everyone said that I would make it and thanks to their support, I have done that.”

Coach Morales explained on several occasions throughout the 2019 campaign that Feliciano was always working to get better and was a very coachable student-athlete.  She has used the feedback from her coaches to improve her game and continue to evolve as a player.

“I know that I have more to work on and get better with and with the help of my coaches and teammates, I will do it,” she added.

The recognition from was just a small part of an exciting season for Feliciano and her team.  Entering the season, two of the primary goals of the team were to finish with a winning record and earn a spot in the MVC Tournament.  Through a total team effort, both goals were accomplished and the team is focused on even bigger goals moving forward.”

* ACES Women's Basketball Home Games

Come out and support your Aces for their first home swing of conference games. The women's team takes on Loyola- Chicago on Friday at 6pm and Valparaiso on Sunday at 1pm. Both games are in Meeks Family Fieldhouse. Sunday is a white out so make sure to wear white!

Kaitlynn Pacholke


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