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Thursday, April 16, 2020

* UE Spirit Week Online Scavenger Hunt – Clue #Four! Pep and Vim is One Day Away!

pep and vim mice.

UE Spirit Week Fact: Did You Know… UE students, alumni, and friends can give back to UE by volunteering in several ways? Last year more than 2,000 alumni volunteered with UE by mentoring students, participating on boards, speaking to classes, helping to plan alumni events, and more.

UE Spirit Week Online Scavenger Hunt

Pep and Vim is only one day away! Thank you for playing along all week with the UE Spirit Week Online Scavenger Hunt. Keep following along daily to learn more about philanthropy at UE. Be sure to like and follow the UE Alumni Association @UEAlumni on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram all week for more Spirit Week fun.

Follow the clue below to find today’s 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.


pep and vim clue 4.

Clue #4:
“Don’t get lost roaming, our next philanthropy fact is located in the
land of the Greeks!”

Flood Social Media With Love for UE!

All this week we encourage you to participate in UE Spirit Week by sharing your love for UE. Fill up your friends’ news feeds with purple! 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. Like and follow the University of Evansville Alumni Association on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to get all of the updates on UE Spirit Week and Pep and Vim!

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

* UE's Olmsted Administration Hall Goes Blue to Honor Healthcare and Essential Workers

ue in blue.

The University of Evansville lit Olmsted Administration Hall in the color blue to honor all of the healthcare and essential professionals who are saving lives around the clock and inspiring hope. We are thankful for those who are putting their lives on the line to help fight COVID-19.

“At UE, we are proud of our graduates working as healthcare professionals who are helping to provide caring and compassionate care to all those in need,” said Mary Kessler, dean of the College of Education and Health Sciences at UE. “We know that our students and graduates are prepared to meet the demands of providing patient centered care now and in the future.”

UE trains health professionals in the areas of nursing, physical therapy, physician assistant science, athletic training, clinical laboratory science, exercise science, health services administration, and public health.

* Today is Thursday!

Just in case you were wondering, today is Thursday! And don't forget tomorrow is Purple Friday! #PepandVim2020


Upcoming Events

* Zoom-A-Palooza: a quarantined PurplePalooza This Friday


Due to the uncertainty of COVID-19, we unfortunately are unable to have our highly anticipated PurplePalooza. However, in light of making lemonade out of lemons, we are so excited to roll out the first (and hopefully last) ZOOM-A-PALOOZA! Register on UEngage at to receive a link Friday for the ZOOM PARTY OF THE CENTURY!

Join us for live music, lots of prizes, digital caricatures, and and more! You will NOT want to miss this! Prizes include a Nintendo Switch, Amazon FireStick TV, Apple Airpods and MUCH more! Seniors are eligible to be selected to receive a FREE hotel room for graduation weekend in September! (must be present to win)

Follow @uesab on Instagram and like us on Facebook at UE Student Activities Board for all the updates.

Go Aces! We will see you there.

open mic night flyer.

Megan King


Info You Should Know

* Third in Month Long Concert Series

This week in their Online Concert Series, the Department of Music presents the UE Wind Ensemble under the direction of Dr. Kenneth Steinsultz. Selections are from their recent CD and features, among other works, pieces written specifically for UE including Hymn to Evansville, the Sesquicentennial Anthem, and Hail to Evansville. Professor of Horn, Emily Britton is also featured in a concerto for French Horn and Wind Ensemble.

Listen to the concert on soundcloud

* Deposits for Student Financial Services

If you have a deposit for Student Financial Services, please call and schedule a drop-off appointment.

The Student Financial Services office is open each Monday and Thursday, between 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Keep funds secure. Please do not put checks or money underneath the door.

Becky Hamilton

* 2020-21 Margery Florence Kahn Scholarship Application now Available

It was the desire of the donor, Margery Florence Kahn, that her scholarship be awarded to "dedicated and conscientious students who exhibit a true passion for their chosen fields of study, and who, in the opinion of the members of the University of Evansville faculty, are likely to bring the same enthusiasm into the performance of their jobs or the practice of the professions which they will pursue following graduation."

All University of Evansville full-time undergraduate students who will be juniors or seniors in 2020-21 may apply. An essay of about 300 words must accompany the application, along with two to five faculty recommendation letters.

Download the Applications and Faculty Recommendation forms.

Completed applications and recommendation letters should be returned to the Office of Student Financial Services by May15th via email to Amanda Wood at

Questions may be directed to the Office of Student Financial Services via email or by phone at (812) 488-2364.

Amanda Wood

* 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



* University of Evansville Libraries Wins Arch Madness 2020

The University of Evansville Libraries silk tapestry has won Arch Madness 2020, an artifact competition hosted by the David L. Rice Library at the University of Southern Indiana.

The silk tapestry, a part of our archival collection, defeated USI’s University Archives and Special Collections "Marijuana and the Bible" booklet by a vote of 231 to 156, in the championship round. The silk tapestry automatically receives a bid to next year’s Arch Madness competition in an attempt to defend our title.

About the silk tapestry:

The origins of this tapestry trace back to the missionary trips of the City United Methodist Church in Gary, Indiana. The image on the tapestry is known as Azure Dragon, which is one of the mythical creatures in Asian cultures. This particular item is believed to be a flag from the Chinese Qing dynasty, 1890-1912.

Other participants in the competition included:

  • USI’s University Archives and Special Collections
  • Evansville Museum of Arts, History and Science
  • John James Audubon Museum
  • John M. Lawrence ’73 Library
  • Newburgh Museum
  • USI’s Archaeology Lab
  • New Harmony’s Work Men’s Institute

More information about the competition can be found at

winner flyer.


Kyle Stearns

* Richard Maass Publishes Book

UE associate professor of political science Richard Maass, PhD, has written a book titled The Picky Eagle that is being published by Cornell University Press.

In The Picky Eagle, Maass explains why the United States expanded westward to the Pacific but not north into Canada, south into Mexico, or overseas more than it did, focusing on the roles of democracy and xenophobia in limiting U.S. leaders' ambitions. It contains 23 historical case studies of U.S. foreign policy decision-making between 1775 and 1898.

Maass joined the UE Department of Law, Politics, and Society in 2014 after earning his PhD at Notre Dame and teaching as a visiting professor at Cornell. He studies international relations and political theory and is one of the University of Evansville’s 2016-17 Global Scholars. He has published research on annexation, US foreign policy, terrorism, and Cicero’s political thought. The Picky Eagle is Maass’s first book.

The book will be released on May 15 and can be preordered online from all major booksellers. Use code 09FLYER to save 30% when ordering directly from Cornell University Press or by calling 800-848-6224.

More information about The Picky Eagle can be found on the Cornell University Press website.

book image.


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