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Thursday, July 29, 2021

* Eastbound Walnut St. Closed 7/27- 7/30

The eastbound lane of Walnut St. will be closed this Tuesday-Friday. The closure will allow crews to complete infrastructure work for the new residence hall. Please use Lincoln Ave. as the alternate route.

* Fall Conference and Concurrent Sessions 2021

The opening session of the University of Evansville Fall Conference is Tuesday, August 17, beginning at 1:30 p.m. in Eykamp Hall, Ridgway University Center. All faculty, staff, and administrators are welcome and invited to attend. Current UE Covid guidelines will be observed with masks required and 3 feet social distancing for all events.

Fall Conference will continue Wednesday, August 18, with Concurrent Sessions in the Schroeder School of Business Building from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The campus community is encouraged to attend the informational sessions.

View the Fall Conference Schedule for a complete list of events and Concurrent Sessions.

Please address questions to Tracey Folden at ext. 2509 or tf91@evansville.edu or Paula Heldt at ext. 2479 or ph28@evansville.edu.

Upcoming Events

* Inaugural UE Ceramics Workshop Sale

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The Department of Art announces the Inaugural UE Ceramics Workshop Sale. The sale will be August 7, 2021, from 10 am - 1pm. Location: Rose Garden, south side of Koch Center on UE's campus. Come buy hand-crafted ceramics from the summer workshop attendees.

* Reception Honoring Dr. Michael Roscoe

Please join us in a reception honoring Dr. Michael Roscoe on Thursday, August 5, 2021 from 10am-11am in the Stone Center Lobby/Atrium. Mike was the founding Director of the University of Evansville Physician Assistant Program, which under his guidance, recently achieved full continued accreditation. Please make plans to join us as we wish him well on his next professional endeavor.

Info You Should Know

* Campus Fire Alarm Testing to be Conducted 7/27-8/5

Beginning Tuesday, July 27th, Johnson Controls will be on campus conducting the annual fire alarm system testing. As each building is tested, the alarm will intermittently sound between the hours of 7:30AM-5PM. Facilities and Public Safety will know on a daily basis the buildings being tested, and will be notified as the technicians move from building to building. Testing will be completed by Thursday, August 5th.

If you have any concerns, please contact the Facilities Department at ext. 2775.

* Order Textbooks Online and Skip the Lines

Did you know you can order your textbooks online ahead of time and skip the long in-store lines? Simply visit the bookstore online at evansville.bncollege.com, click on the "Textbook" header, select your courses from the dropdown menus, and the website will pull a personalized list of Required and Recommended titles!

Now if you plan on renting any books, you will need to put in a credit card to secure the rental BUT you can pay a different way! Are you an Athlete? On VA benefits? Or just need to use your Book Loan before your Financial Aid is distributed? You can do that AND rent! When it comes time to check out, make sure you follow the directions, putting in your credit card AND selecting the secondary form of payment as "Student Account". When the order comes through, the appropriate account will be charged (nothing will be charged to the credit card unless you don't bring them back at the end of the semester).

Not interested in renting? Then you don't need to put in a credit card at all if you're using a different form of payment! Have a Barnes and Noble giftcard? You can use that with us too! The only form of payment we do not accept are checks.

Please allow up to 72 hours for web order processing during the first 2 weeks of class. You will receive 2 emails: one confirming the order, the other to let you know what it is ready to pickup/has been shipped. Please wait for that second email before coming in to pick up your order. If you have decided to have your books shipped, the tracking number will be on that email.

Of course, if you don't feel comfortable ordering online, you're more than welcome to bring your schedule into the store and we will pull your books at our back counter and you can pay at the register. Remember, if you're renting, you need to have a credit card to secure the rentals, even if you're using a different form of payment.

Congratulations

* Griffith Publishes Textbook

Tiffany Griffith, Assistant Professor of English and Creative Writing and Director of Composition, has edited a composition textbook that will be available this fall from Kendall Hunt Publishing Company. The book, An Introduction to College Writing, covers writing basics such as reading and writing critically, the writing process, paragraph development, and essay structure.

Athletics

* Volleyball Unveils 2021 Schedule

Just five months following a unique spring season, the University of Evansville volleyball team will be back on the floor in August to embark on what should be a more traditional fall campaign.

Evansville now offers digital, mobile ticketing that allows fans to buy tickets ahead of time.  Single game tickets are $8 for adults and $6 for youth and seniors and can be purchased here (https://gopurpleaces.com/sports/2021/6/23/volleyball-single-game.aspx). Fans can also purchase season passes for men's soccer for $55, available here (https://gopurpleaces.com/sports/2021/7/27/volleyball-season-pass.aspx).

“We are very excited about this year’s schedule and going back to a full season.  Our student-athletes have been working hard all summer to be ready for next season,” UE head volleyball coach Fernando Morales exclaimed.  “We were able to book a very competitive pre-conference schedule to get us ready for the MVC games.  As we all know, our conference is a very tough volleyball league and we want to get our players ready when we start playing the Valley opponents.”

Four non-conference tournaments will see the Purple Aces challenged early and often.  Each of UE’s first four opponents are coming off of spring seasons that saw them go .500 or better.  A trip north to the Purdue Fort Wayne Invitational commences the season on August 27.  SIU Edwardsville will be the first opponent.  The Cougars went 10-4 in a shortened spring.  Opening day wraps up with an afternoon match versus Kent State, who is coming off of a 12-9 showing.  On the 28th, Evansville wraps up the tournament against Purdue Fort Wayne, who was 10-7 in 2021 and has posted three consecutive seasons over the .500 mark.

In one of its toughest matchups of not just preseason play, but the entire year, the Aces face Morehead State in the opening tilt of the Eagle Challenge in Morehead, Ky. on September 3.  The reigning Ohio Valley Conference champions were 172 in the spring and defeated Creighton in five sets for their first NCAA Tournament win.  UE finishes the day against Radford before facing Cleveland State, who was 9-7 earlier this year, in the third and final match of the weekend.

Evansville is back on the road on Sept. 10-11 at the Miami (Ohio) Invitational where the team faces Northern Kentucky, Middle Tennessee State and Miami.  NKU has recorded a winning record in each of the last three years, including a 9-5 mark in the spring.  Day two opens against the Blue Raiders before the Aces take on the RedHawks.  Miami has reeled off seven consecutive seasons with a winning mark while earning two Mid-American Conference crowns and three NCAA Tournament berths along the way.

Following a road match at Tennessee State on the 14th, the Aces open the home slate with the Dunn Hospitality Tournament on Sept. 17-18.  Day one will feature a 1 p.m. contest versus Liberty and a 7 p.m. match with Cleveland State.  In a 3 p.m. game on Saturday, the Aces welcome Murray State, who has been on a roll since 2014.  Prior to a 5-11 mark in the spring, MSU won three OVC championships between 2014 and 2018 and went 27-3 in 2015.

Missouri Valley Conference action comprises the remainder of the schedule.  As was the case in January of 2021, UE opens conference action with a trip to Terre Haute to face Indiana State on Sept. 24.  The teams split their matches in the spring.  That will be followed by a road swing to Loyola and Valparaiso to open the month of October. 

Evansville will host three home matches in a span of five days with Bradley and Illinois State playing on Oct. 8-9 before Missouri State heads to Evansville for a midweek matchup on the 12th.  Later that week, the Aces trek to Iowa to face UNI and Drake before returning home for their next four matches.  During that span, the Aces face Indiana State (10/23), Valparaiso (10/29), Loyola (10/30) and Southern Illinois (11/1).

Four of the final six games are on the road, starting with a swing through Illinois to face the Redbirds (11/5) and Braves (11/6).  Home play comes to an end on the weekend of Nov. 12 when the Aces face Drake and UNI before traveling to Southern Illinois and Missouri State to complete the regular season.

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