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Tuesday, January 14, 2020

* Enrollment Growth – Open Sessions on January 16

Please join us for the kickoff of our Strategic Enrollment Management (SEM) Plan. There are two sessions on Thursday, January 16 for all campus members to provide input and engage in dialogue.

Planning for Future Success: Embracing the UE Community and Best Practices of Strategic Enrollment Management
8:30 am - 10:30 am, Eykamp Hall, 253

Enrollment of 3000: Utilizing High Impact Recruitment Practices for Growth
10:45 am - 12:15 pm, Eykamp Hall, 253

See the campus email for more details.

Emily Wilderman


Upcoming Events

* UE History Alumna Jenna Rice to Present on Animals in Ancient Greek Warfare

UE alumna Jenna Rice ('12), currently a PhD candidate in History at the University of Missouri, Columbia, will present her research on the use of animals - specifically dogs - in ancient Greek and Macedonian warfare today, January 14, at 4:00 in Hyde Hall 14. All are welcome and refreshments will be served!

Jennie Ebeling

* SALT (Service and Leadership) Retreat

This is a retreat from the evening of Friday, January 31st to the afternoon of Saturday, February 1st. It's an overnight trip to St. Meinrad's that's based off of the 99 program with Fr. Mike and many more! Please pray about it and or email Jenny at if you have any questions. Sign up or read more about it.

Kathryn Williams

* Newman Night

This week, Dr. Jim Ware will be presenting a talk about Life In Christ: The New Creation at Newman House. It will begin at 5pm at Newman House. Following the talk, there will be dinner at 5:45, consisting of chicken tetrazzini with garlic bread, That Good Salad, and confetti cookies. Come hungry for Jesus, food, and good company!

Kathryn Williams

* This Week in Music (January 13-19)

Patricia H. Snyder Concert Series, January 14
Bobby McFerrin

7:30pm, Old National Events Plaza

The University of Evansville will host musician Bobby McFerrin at the Old National Events Plaza on Tuesday, January 14 at 7:30 p.m. The "Don't Worry, Be Happy" singer will perform with members of the UE Department of Music Choral Program as part of the Patricia H. Snyder Concert and Lecture Series. The concert is free and open to the public.

Aces Instrumental Music Festival, January 19
12pm, Krannert Hall of Art and Music

This free event is open to all high school students wanting to hone their musical skills in a college environment with UE Music Faculty. Students may perform a solo for a panel of experienced judges for an opportunity to win cash awards and UE scholarships. Activities run from 12:00-5:00 pm with registration at 11:30 am in the Krannert Hall lobby.
For additional information, please contact Greg Keith, Music Outreach Director and Adjunct Professor of Music Education at Please pre-register at

Kristen Strandberg

* 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

* Writing Center Opens January 27!

UE’s Writing Center, located adjacent to the library and the student success lab and the library, will be open for students to work on their papers with peer tutors starting at 10 a.m. on Monday, January 27.

Katie Mullins

* Peer Tutoring, Peer Academic Coaching, and Academic Success Lab for Spring Semester

Peer Tutoring, Peer Academic Coaching, and Academic Success Lab hours start the week of Jan. 20 (begins Tuesday, Jan. 21). Details will be posted on the UE Academic Advising webpage and MyUE. Questions? Contact Academic Advising at 812-488-2610, email at, or drop by the office in Clifford Library Building, room 264.

Cherie Leonhardt

* At The Solution Station This Week: Schedule Shortcomings? Registration Re-Do?

Does your spring semester schedule need some help? Don't wait for it to get better - take action! Waitlisted? Time conflicts? Part-time? Need to make a new plan? Need to change your major? Confused about what you should do next? Come to the Solution Station table in Ridgway!

The Office of the Registrar and Academic Advising will be on hand to help you.

Monday: 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m and 4:00 p.m - 6:00 p.m
Tuesday: 11:00 a.m - 1:00 p.m and 4:00 p.m - 6:00 p.m
Wednesday: 11:00 a.m - 1:00 p.m
Thursday: 11:00 a.m - 1:00 p.m
Friday: 11:00 a.m - 1:00 p.m

Chad Hart

* 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

* Last day to drop without a "W"

Friday January 17, 2020 is the last day to drop a class without a "W".

* 2020 Indiana Sales Tax Exemption Certificate Now Available

The UE Indiana State Sales Tax Exemption Certificate for 2020 is now available on the My UE portal under the Office of Administrative Services – Pcard or Purchasing sites under Sales Tax tab for your convenience.

* 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.


* 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



* Atefeh Yazdanparast Served as Judge for the American Marketing Association Collegiate Case Competition

Atefeh Yazdanparast, Associate Professor of Marketing, was recently invited to serve as a judge for the American Marketing Association (AMA) Collegiate Case Competition. This nationally recognized competition is a year-long event that brings together top marketing students to work on a business challenge submitted by a sponsoring organization.

Atefeh Yazdanparast



* Men's Basketball Adds Samari Curtis

The University of Evansville men’s basketball program has announced the addition of Samari Curtis.  The 6-4 guard transfers to Evansville from the University of Nebraska where he saw time in eight games as a freshman with the Huskers before announcing his intent to transfer in December.

Curtis is enrolled at Evansville and started classes on January 13.  He will be able to practice with the Purple Aces immediately and will officially be eligible for game participation following the fall semester of 2020.  Final exams for the fall end on Thursday, December 17, 2020 and Curtis will be eligible for Evansville’s next game after that date.  Curtis will immediately assume the final available scholarship for the UE program.

A native of Xenia, Ohio, Curtis played at Xenia High Scholl where he set the school record with 2,109 points while averaging 33.8 points per game as a senior.  Curtis added 7.3 rebounds, 5.2 assists and 2.4 steals per game in his final high school season.  He was named the 2019 Ohio Mr. Basketball with naming him a 4-star selection.  He also ranked among the top 200 recruits in the nation by 247Sports.

As a junior, Curtis averaged 30.4 points and 5.2 assists per game.  Over the course of his high school career, Curtis led the Greater Western Ohio Conference (GWOC) in scoring in each of his final three seasons.  He was a 3-time All-GWOC and District 9 selection.


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