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Monday, April 13, 2020

* UE Spirit Week Is Here! – Join Us in Playing an Online Scavenger Hunt

UE Spirit Week Fact: Did You Know… There are over 200 spaces on campus that are named after UE donors?

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Pep and Vim, UE’s Annual Day of Giving is coming up on Friday, April 17. Campus is invited to participate in UE Spirit Week by sharing positive messaging on social media. Each day we encourage you to share one of these messages on your social media:

  • “Why You Heart UE”
  • “How You’ve Been Impacted by Philanthropy at UE”
  • “Why You Give Back to UE”

When sharing, be sure to make your post public, tag the UE Alumni Office @UEAlumni, and use the hashtags #UEPepandVim and #FortheAces.

UE Spirit Week Online Scavenger Hunt

Campus is invited to play along in the UE Spirit Week Online Scavenger Hunt! Follow the clue below to find the next UE Spirit Week fact located somewhere on the University of Evansville’s website. Once you find the daily fact, you’ll see a link to enter the UE Spirit Week drawing for a chance to win prizes!

Each day this week, April 13-17, a new clue is released in AceNotes. Find the fact every day to learn more about how philanthropy has shaped UE’s campus. You may enter the UE Spirit Week drawing once per day.

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Clue #1:
“We’re not playing Hyde and seek. Find the next fact where we learn about art, language, and history!”

SAB UE Themed Trivia Night is Tonight at 5:30 p.m. CST!
Join in virtually for a UE themed trivia night. Winner gets a free pizza!
Check your UE email for the zoom link.

Comments or questions? Please contact the Office of Alumni and Parent Relations at 812-488-2586 or


Upcoming Events

* UE Employees Gather for Virtual Purple-Pop

Feeling disconnected?

The Powerful Moments Taskforce Invites all UE faculty, staff and administrators to join in our virtual Purple Pop-Up! 

Please find us on Facebook at: UE Employees – Positively Purple


Info You Should Know

* Accepting Applications for '20-'21 I-House Coordinators

The application is now available for next academic year's I-House Coordinators! I-House (International House) is a weekly presentation and event series that brings cultural education and conversation to the campus community. I-House is student-run by a team of two coordinators who work with the Assistant Director of Cultural Engagement and International Services and the Center for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. Including country presentations, panel discussions, special events, and presentations offering insights to diverse perspectives of American life, I-House has evolved to engage the wide diversity of UE's community beyond just its international community. We are searching for two dynamic new coordinators to bring creative ideas and growth to the program who will work consistently each week to run the events and recruit presenters and other contributors.

Applications are due at 5:00 p.m. on Friday, April 17, 2020. Find the application in the Forms section of UEngage or at this direct link:

Direct any questions to Megan Sicard,

* UE Appoints Beverly Brockman as New Schroeder Family Dean of Business

Beverly Brockman, PhD, has been appointed Schroeder Family Dean of the Schroeder Family School of Business Administration (Schroeder School) at the University of Evansville. 

The appointment comes at the end of a nationwide search conducted by WittKieffer, an internationally prominent search firm, and a committee chaired by Martha Stilwell, Interim Associate Dean of the Schroeder School. The search committee included faculty, administrator, student, and trustee representatives.

“We are very happy to welcome Dr. Beverly Brockman as our next Schroeder Family Dean,” said Stilwell. “Dr. Brockman has an impressive academic record in both teaching and research, as well as administrative experience at an AACSB-accredited school. In addition, she has the visionary and leadership capabilities necessary to continue moving the Schroeder School forward in fulfilling our mission of preparing globally aware business professionals. We believe her passion for experiential learning and interdisciplinary collaboration are a great fit for UE, and we look forward to working with Dr. Brockman to continue providing a top-ranked business education at a small, private university.”

Brockman comes to UE with more than 20 years of experience in higher education. Most recently, she has served at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (UTC) as the George Lester Nation Centennial Professor of Entrepreneurship. In addition, for the past nine years, she has served as Department Head for the Marketing & Entrepreneurship Department in the Rollins College of Business at UTC.

Brockman earned her PhD in marketing from the University of Alabama and her master’s and bachelor’s degrees from the University of Kentucky.

Coming to UE, Brockman brings with her experience in innovation and entrepreneurship, including establishing Solution Scholars, a self-sustaining interdisciplinary business research student consulting venture. While at UTC, she also oversaw the establishment of UTC Research Services and worked with a team to establish the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, helping to develop the center into a stand-alone, self-sustaining unit.

Throughout her years of experience, Brockman has been nominated or received many awards, including the Carolyn Thompson and Roger Brown UTC Community Engagement Award, Deans Merit Award, Max Finley Merit Award, and Faculty Development Grant.

“I am very excited about my upcoming move to UE! It presents a tremendous opportunity for personal growth, as well as a chance to contribute to higher education in a different way than I have in the past,” said Brockman. “There are some wonderful opportunities to build on the strong programs already in place in the Schroeder Family School of Business. For example, I think there are opportunities for distinct program development in entrepreneurship, connecting with UE’s Center for Innovation and Change, and leveraging its ‘Ashoka Changemaker Campus’ designation.”

The Schroeder Family School of Business Administration currently educates 250 students in seven programs of study, including accounting, finance, global business, logistics and supply chain management, marketing, management, and economics. The AACSB-accredited business school is ranked #4 among small, private schools by U.S. News & World Report with the Finance and Accounting programs ranked #2 and #3, respectively. The Class of 2019 achieved 100% placement in graduate school or full-time employment by September 30, 2019, and earned an average starting salary of $49,720.

To learn more about the Schroeder Family School of Business Administration at UE, visit

* The Confident You Lunch and Learn - now virtual

The office of Counseling and Health Education is continuing our spring lunch and learn series virtually!
April's lunch and learn topic is "Confident You" and it all about improving our self-confidence. Click this link to a watch a prerecorded YouTube video session:

Jennifer Hargus

* Coaching And Tutoring

Please remember Coaching and Peer Tutoring is still available during this semester. It will be unavailable April 9, 10, 11, and 12th for Easter Break. As always please let us know how we can help keep you on track in your studies.

Teresa Haller

* Fall 2020 CHNG 310-06 Registration

Sunsteps is an ongoing changelab that will be continued next semester and potentially a semester after that. The aim of this class is to improve areas of the downtown Evansville riverfront particularly the steps. It includes planning, obtaining approval and executing parts of the improvements. Students in this class will continue the work of envisioning, designing, and implementing a vision to help make the Evansville riverfront steps meaningful, sustainable, comfortable, and inspiring. If you are interested in registering and have any questions, please feel free to contact me at


Anazuo Ohieku-Ajanaku

* Refunds Currently Processed via Direct Deposit Only

Due to COVID-19, refunds will be processed via direct deposit only at this time. Students anticipating a refund (for housing, meal plans, or from excess financial aid), are encouraged to confirm or enter bank account information within WebAdvisor

Once logged in to WebAdvisor, select Students. From the Students menu, go to Financial Information and select Bank Information. Enter your bank’s routing number and your personal account (savings or checking) number.

Refunds will be direct deposited into the bank account that is entered.

Note: Due to offices working remotely at this time, students receiving refunds via paper check should be aware that the check writing process might be delayed up to 90 days.

Amy Sowders

* Health Center: How to Schedule an Appointment

Scheduling an appointment with the UE Health Center is easy. Employees and students, please call the clinic at 812-488-2033 Monday-Friday 8am-5pm for your health care needs, including all refill requests. Please note, we are not open for walk-in appointments at this time.

Please visit the UE coronavirus webpage for the university's response to the Coronavirus and updated information.

Tara Ulrich

* Reeves Foundation Scholarship

The Reeves Foundation was established in 1966 under terms of the Last Will and Testament of Mrs. Isabel B. Reeves, wife of Judge Ollie C. Reeves, who both resided for many years in Vanderburgh County and firmly believed in the attainment of higher education. Through their frugal efforts and generosity, this scholarship fund has been established to perpetuate their belief.

Applicants must be residents of Vanderburgh County in Indiana and applications are being accepted until May 1, 2020.

Download the Reeves Foundation Scholarship application.

Application and essay requirement can be submitted via mail to:
The University of Evansville
Office of Student Financial Services
1800 Lincoln Avenue
Evansville, IN 47722


* Financial Aid for Summer Courses

If you are seeking financial aid for summer courses at UE, please complete a Summer Financial Aid Application. The application will allow our office to determine the types of aid for which you may be eligible.

Amy Sowders



* Nicholas Harmon publishes in IEEE journal

Dr. Harmon's article "Modeling of Near Zero-Field Magnetoresistance and Electrically Detected Magnetic Resonance in Irradiated Si/SiO2 MOSFETs" appeared in the recent edition of the IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science. This research, in collaboration with the University of Iowa and Pennsylvania State University, introduces a model of a new magnetoresistance phenomena that arises due to electrons in semiconductors recombining through defects. The magnetoresistance originates from the spin-dependence (essentially the Pauli exclusion principle) of recombination (and is a variation of the Shockley Read Hall mechanism). This article has applications for electronic devices aboard spacecraft as the defects examined are produced by radiation similar to which is seen in space.

The abstract can be found at

Nicholas Harmon

* 2019-20 Senior Awards Recipients of LPS Department

The LPS (Law, Politics, and Society) Department is very happy to announce four recipients of the 2019-20 Senior Awards.
* The 2019-20 Hanns G. Pieper Senior Research Award of Sociology and Criminal Justice
– Rebecca E. Olson from Crystal Lake, Illinois, Sociology and Ethnic & Social Change Major, Social Human Services Minor

* The 2019-20 Arthur B. Aarstad Scholar Award for the Outstanding Senior in Political Science
– Emily D. Schuster from Wylie, Texas, Political Science and Communication Major, French Milnor

* The 2019-20 Wesley T. Milner Distinguished Senior Award of the International Studies
– Megan E. Smith from Shelbyville, Indiana, International Studies Major, Spanish and Business Administration Minor
– Maegan E. Scheib from Indianapolis, Indiana, International Studies and French Major, Russian Studies and Music Studies Minor

The awards are named for former professors of Law, Politics, and Society Department in honor of their dedication in the programs at the UE for long times.

Young Kim


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