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Tuesday, February 2, 2021

Upcoming Events

* Wellness Day At Paoli Peaks


Need plans for the first Wellness Day on Feb. 11th? Venturing Crew has you covered for FREE!. Come hit the slopes with your friends at Paoli Peaks, and try your luck at skiing or snowboarding or show off your skills as a seasoned athlete. Sign up on UEngage. Last day to sign up is Feb. 8, 2021. If you have any questions, contact Everyone is welcome!

*$10 deposit required, refunded on departure.

* Student Leadership Conference

The 2021 Student Leadership Conference will be held on March 13th from 10:00 am until 2:30 pm. This year the conference will be focused on the overarching theme of Overcoming. Speakers include alumni, peers, and a keynote from Dr. Lauren Cook from the University of California, Los Angeles. During the conference, you will be able to hear about overcoming mental health challenges, how to use creative problem solving in a team, how to cope during challenging times, and how to use your voice as a leader.

Due to UE's Covid policies, we will be offering both an in-person and a virtual option for attendees. We would love to have you as part of the day and hope you can join us! More information can be found on UEngage or feel free to reach out with any questions. You can also take the first step and register at the link below. Hope to see you there!

Register Here:

* I-House Black History Month

This week in I-House, we have Harmonee Baltzell. I-House's goal is to honor black history month so we are partnering with the Black Student Union of UE to provide a safe for educational and cultural development. Harmonee is a very active member of BSU and she will be sharing her experiences and her perspectives on this theme.

* 30th Anniversary of Archaeology and Art History Alumni Lecture February 3

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Please join us for the second lecture in a series of alumni talks in celebration of the 30th anniversary of the Department of Archaeology and Art History at the University of Evansville. UE alumnus Dr. Nathan Elkins ('02), Associate Professor of Greek and Roman Archaeology and Art History at Baylor University, will present "Working a Case on Looted and Smuggled Ancient Coins as an Expert Witness" on Wednesday February 3 at 7:00 pm by Zoom. To register:

* This Week in Religious Life


Due to pandemic restrictions, UE will not offer Protestant worship in Neu Chapel this semester. Mass will still be offered on Sundays, 1PM. There are also several churches in walking distance of our campus that are open for virtual and/or in-person worship on Sundays.

Methodist Temple (masks required)
8:30am, traditional worship
11:00am, contemporary worship

Redeemer Lutheran (masks required)
8:00am and 10:30am, traditional worship


  1. Starting on Wednesday, February 3, check out UE's YouTube page as we start a new, biweekly video series on spiritual practices. Using practices from Christianity, Judaism, and Islam, we'll learn how to de-stress, unwind, and re-center.
  2. On Wednesday, February 3, 7PM, Newman Club will host Kairon Unfried for a Zoom conversation called "When God Winks" about listening for God.
  3. If you'd like to join a Newman Club small group, you can sign up here:
* Virtual Career Day 2021 - Get Registered Today on Handshake

Career Day 2021

Tuesday, February 9, 2021

1:00- 4:00 pm

Looking for a full-time professional position?

Cooperative education opportunity? Internship? Summer Job?

Register for the virtual event in Handshake, then sign up for group and individual sessions with employers, who can view your resume early.

Log in to Handshake to see registered employers.

Get your resume ready!

Schedule an appointment with the Center for Career Development

812-488-1083 or

* Department of Art presents: DUALITY-Reagan Furqueron


Melvin Peterson Gallery
January 19 – February 27, 2021

Reagan Furqueron is an artist and educator living in Indianapolis, Indiana. He received his BFA from Texas Tech University and a MFA from Rochester Institute of Technology’s School for American Crafts in Woodworking/Furniture Design. He is an Associate Professor at Herron School of Art and Design IUPUI He has work in international and national private and permanent collections including The Museum of Art and Design in NYC. This exhibition is sponsored by The Efroymson Family Fund.

Artist’s Exhibition: January 19 - February 27, 2021
Student Lecture: Wednesday, February 3, 10:00am
Student Workshop in the Sculpture Studio: Wednesday, February 3, 2:00pm
Public Reception for the Artist and Lecture: Thursday, February 4, 6:30, Lecture at 7p.

Masks and Safe-Distancing are required at all events.

Gallery Hours
MTFS: Noon - 3:00pm
WTH: Noon – 6:00pm


Info You Should Know

* Eykamp Prize: Call for Nominations

The Eykamp Prize was established by Richard and Rita Eykamp in 2015 to honor Faculty Achievement at the University of Evansville. Recipients of the prize will receive an award of $10,000 in recognition of extraordinary contributions to the University of Evansville as University Citizens. Examples of such contributions include deep and successful involvement in recruiting students; expanding the number, scope, and competitiveness of grant funding for their department; bringing positive public awareness to the University through scholarship, knowledge, and understanding of their discipline.

Nominations for the Eykamp Prize may come from any member of the University of Evansville community. Nominees should be tenured or tenure-track faculty members at the University of Evansville who have not received the award in the previous five years. Nominations can be submitted in writing or via e-mail to Dr. Michael Austin, Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost, at by March 12, 2021. Nominations should include the name of the faculty member and a brief statement of the reasons that he or she is being nominated.

Recipients of the Eykamp Prize will be selected by an Awards Committee appointed by the EVPAA and Provost that includes members of the faculty and staff, academic administrators, and at least one member of the Board of Trustees. The award will be announced and presented at the May Commencement Ceremony.

Previous recipients in the last five years are: 2016 – Dr. Mark Valenzuela; 2017 – Dr. Lora Becker; 2018 – Dr. David Dwyer; 2019 – Dr. Kristy Miller; and 2020 – Dr. Jerrilee LaMar.

* Walking Club?! New Club on Campus! Check it out

Hey everyone!

You have to crawl before you walk, so crawl if you want, but if not check out and join the new UE Walking Club!

Walk or run with a friend, by yourself, or even walk your dog.

Not interested yet?!

Well you can earn the first ever UE Walking Club shirt after completing 100 miles in 100 days!

One small step at a time, you can get active and stay healthy by joining this club.

The 100 mile challenge runs from February 1st to May 11th

Contact Jamie Vance at to sign up or to learn more!

* School of Business Maintains Accreditation by AACSB International

The University of Evansville Schroeder Family School of Business Administration has maintained its accreditation by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International.

AACSB International is the longest-serving global accrediting body for business schools that offer undergraduate, master's, and doctoral degrees in business and accounting. The AACSB accreditation is the hallmark of excellence in business education. Less than 5% of the world's business programs have earned this distinction.

Achieving accreditation is a rigorous process in which the school focuses on developing and implementing a plan to align with AACSB’s accreditation standards. After accreditation is achieved, the school takes part in a five-year continuous improvement peer review to maintain high quality and extend accreditation.

“AACSB congratulates the University of Evansville and Dean Beverly Brockman on extending accreditation,” said Stephanie M. Bryant, executive vice president and chief accreditation officer of AACSB International. “The intense peer-review process confirms a school’s continued focus on excellence in all areas, including teaching, research, curriculum development, and student learning. UE’s dedication to delivering high quality business education will create the next generation of great leaders.”

The peer review team from AACSB concluded that Schroeder School faculty are deeply engaged in student learning and advising, research, service to community nonprofit boards, and professional consulting. The team also commended the robust program of student engagement within the School. Examples of student engagement include LEAD Forward, a leadership training program for students; the ACES Passport career development program; numerous business-focused student clubs; study abroad opportunities at Harlaxton College in the United Kingdom; and the 100% internship completion rate prior to graduation.

“It’s a wonderful feeling to maintain our AACSB accreditation and continue the work of preparing business leaders of the future,” said Beverly Brockman, dean of the Schroeder Family School of Business Administration. “Our ongoing goal is to not only provide an exceptional learning environment, but also equip students with the skills and experience to achieve long-term professional success.” 

Brockman also noted the excellent outcomes for Schroeder School graduates. For the graduating classes of 2019 and 2020, an average of 96% were employed or in graduate school within 3 months. Additionally, the starting salary for graduates was over $49,000.

* Apply to be an RA or OL Today

Are you looking for a student leadership opportunity? Apply to be be a Resident Assistant or Orientation Leader today! Applications on UEngage now until February 7th.

Contact kv54 for RA questions, and ce105 for OL questions!

* Religious Life Summer Job

Do you enjoy working with teenagers? Are you passionate about building bridges between religions? Are you available June 19-27? Then you should apply to be a College Mentor for this year's session of Open Table, a spiritual summer program right here on the UE campus. College Mentors help to facilitate small groups, participate in all program activities and field trips, and chaperone high schoolers in the dorm.

* UE Theatre Salon Series Welcomed André Holland

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This week’s installment of the UET Salon Series was held on Wednesday, Jan. 27, with André Holland.

André Holland is an actor for both the stage and screen, and occasionally works as a producer as well. He had his Broadway debut in 2009 with the Tony Award-winning revival of August Wilson’s JOE TURNER’S COME AND GONE. André has also worked on THE WHIPPING MAN with Manhattan Theatre Club and on numerous productions through The Public Theater’s Shakespeare in the Park. In 2017, he returned to Broadway to perform in the Tony Award-winning production of August Wilson’s JITNEY. His film credits include MIRACLE AT ST. ANNA, 42, SELMA, and MOONLIGHT, which won the Academy Award for Best Picture. Most recently, he was seen in CASTLE ROCK on Hulu and in Ava DuVernay’s film adaptation of A WRINKLE IN TIME. He currently stars on Netflix’s THE EDDY. André was born and raised in Alabama and studied at both Florida State University and New York University, the latter being where he received his MFA.

This semester, UE Theatre students will have the opportunity to experience thirteen workshops with professionals from the entertainment industry.

* UE Library Display Cases

Do you have a club you want people to know about? Do you have an event you want others to attend? How about showing off your class work? If you said YES, then the Library has a display case for you! Contact Julie Wilson at or (812) 488-1062 for more information or to make a reservation.

* Virtual Career Connections: Data Science

Interested in a Data Science related field? Career Connections allows students an opportunity to talk to professionals in this field to learn more about the skills and background necessary as well as how they advanced in their positions. Students will develop an understanding of the day-to-day activities of these professionals who started their careers with a particular major.

Bring your questions, chat "virtually" with the alumni/professionals, and be open to networking and mentoring opportunities. All are welcome!

Learn more about the Career Connections-Data Science event.

Please register at Questions: Contact the Center for Career Development at or (812)488-1083.



* Professor Kimberling Coauthors Research Paper

Clark Kimberling, UE professor of mathematics, and Peter Moses, an engineer in England, have a research paper in the current issue of Journal for Geometry and Graphics. This is an international journal with offices at the University of Innsbruck in Austria. Entitled "Permutation ellipses," the article presents geometric and algebraic properties of several newly discovered elliptical curves. An abstract can be viewed at


Harlaxton Happenings

* Calling all changemakers!

Calling all changemakers: watch the video that captures the spirit of Harlaxton and UE's changemaking culture, two of the many things that make UE special. 

"People would say we have a duty to the students, to allow them to have those moments to reflect and become the people they need to be to help us through the future," says Dr. Holly Carter, principal of Harlaxton College.

* Share your Harlaxton story!

Have you studied abroad at Harlaxton? Do you have special memories of your time across the pond? We want to hear your story and how Harlaxton has made an impact in your life!

The Office of Marketing and Communciations is collecting stories from Aces who have had the opportunity to attend Harlaxton College. Stories will be compiled and added to the yourHarlaxton webpage.

If you'd like to share your story, please contact university relations coordinator Julie Bryant at or copy editor Parker Franklin at



* Aces Overcome 16-Point Deficit to Defeat Crusaders

Four University of Evansville men’s basketball players reached double figures in an exciting comeback that saw the Purple Aces overcome a 16-point first half deficit to defeat Valparaiso by a final of 58-51 on Monday night at the Ford Center.

A 19-4 stretch in the first half saw Valparaiso (6-11, 3-5 MVC) open up a 28-12 lead. Evansville (8-8, 6-4 MVC) was able to cut that deficit to nine points at halftime before holding the Crusaders to just 18 second-half points on the way to a 7-point win. Jawaun Newton and Shamar Givance scored 12 points apiece. Newton was an efficient 6-for-8 from the field while Givance was credited with 5 assists and 5 rebounds. Jax Levitch was a perfect 3-for-3 from long range on his way to 11 tallies while Noah Frederking finished with 10 points, all coming in the second half.

“Valparaiso was generating good shots in the first half and they were able to make them. I thought we needed to tighten up defensively and make it more difficult for them,” Aces head coach Todd Lickliter said. “Our guys made a concerted effort to change that and I thought we defended it better and the stats show that. We also got some poise and moved the ball a little more.”

Valparaiso had the upper hand at the start, jumping out to a 7-2 lead with the Aces converting just one of its first six attempts. Jax Levitch got UE back on track with a 3-pointer to make it a 7-5 game. After a triple by Shamar Givance made it a 9-8 game in favor of the Crusaders, neither team scored for a span of nearly four minutes.

That changed when Daniel Sackey scored five in a row inside of the 12-minute mark. His baskets sent the Crusaders on a 19-4 stretch that saw them open up a 28-12 lead with 5:35 left in the half. They hit seven out of eight attempts in the run while the Aces went cold, hitting two out of seven tries while turning it over five times.

Facing the deficit, the Aces made their way back in the final minutes of the half, chopping off seven points to head to the break trailing by a score of 33-24. In the final minute, a 3-point play by Givance cut the deficit to 11 before Jawaun Newton converted a jumper at the buzzer to get his team back within nine. The El Paso native hit 4 of his 5 attempts in the opening half.

UE continued to close the gap as the second half got under way when triples by Evan Kuhlman and Levitch made it a 37-32 game at the 16:25 mark. A few minutes later, a tip-in by Noah Frederking got Evansville back within a possession at 39-36. Junior Iyen Enaruna had a stretch that got UE within one thanks to a triple before his 3-point play gave Evansville its first lead at 47-45 with five minutes remaining.

Valparaiso quickly tied it up, but with the score knotted at 49-49, the Aces buckled down on every possession to take control of the game. Newton started what would be a 7-0 run with a layup with 3:10 remaining before a Givance steal turned into a 3-pointer by Noah Frederking. Following a Valpo miss, it was Givance connecting on a driving layup to push the lead to seven. The Crusaders got back within five thanks to a Donovan Clay dunk in the final minute, but a pair of Frederking free throws put the game on ice and helped the Aces finalize the 58-51 win.

It was Clay leading the way for the Crusaders with 14 points. He was 7-for-14 from the field. In the first half, VU shot 54.2%, but UE’s defense clamped down in the final 20 minutes, holding them to 18 points on 9-of-24 shooting (37.5%). Valpo was 5-for-8 from outside in the first half, but 0-for-5 in the second. They shot 45.8% on the night with UE finishing at 44.2%. The rebounding battle went Evansville’s way by a 34-24 final.

With the win, the Aces improved to 6-4 in the MVC and 5-1 at home in league games. With the weekend sweep, UE is over the .500 mark in the MVC at this point in the season for the first time since 2016.

Up next for UE is a series at Loyola. The Aces and Ramblers tangle on Saturday, Feb. 6 and Sunday, Feb. 7 with each game set to begin at 1 p.m. inside Gentile Arena.


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