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Wednesday, September 22, 2021

* UPDATE: Fall Health Screenings & Flu Shots

Health screenings are scheduled on 9/21 and 9/22 from 7-11am each day in Eykamp Room 252. Flu shots will also be available at this time. Please sign up by clicking the link below.

Additional flu shots will be available on 9/23 and 9/24 from 7-11am. You do not need to sign up for a time slot to receive a flu shot. Be on the lookout for additional flu shot times available in October.

Sign up here:


Upcoming Events

* UE Theatre Re-opens Shanklin Theatre With EVERYBODY, by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins

The University of Evansville (UE) Department of Theatre proudly presents the 2020–2021 Shanklin Theatre season. After more than a year’s absence from live performances on campus, UE Theatre is ready to welcome patrons back with an extraordinary line-up of plays which includes a humorous interpretation of everyday life, a dashing story of self-willed sisters, and a fascinating cabaret about life and the way people interact with possessions. The season kicks off with EVERYBODY, written by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins and directed by Visiting Assistant Professor Stacey Yen. EVERYBODY opens on Fri., Sept. 24, at 7:30 p.m., in Shanklin Theatre. Additional performances are at 7:30 p.m., on Sept. 25, 30, Oct. 1, 2, and at 2:00 p.m., on Oct. 3.

A finalist for the 2018 Pulitzer Prize in Drama, this innovative play is an immersive and inclusive experience for the cast and audience—as actors draw lots onstage to discover which role they will play at each performance. This brilliant, award-winning playwright gives us a modern take on EVERYMAN, a 15th-century morality play. His inventive interpretation is a provocative and joyful romp about love and death, a whimsical look into the unknown, and, ultimately, an exploration of the ties that bind us on this wondrous journey called life. Who knew that death could be so fun? And absurdly funny! Next in the repertory line-up is THREE SISTERS from the iconic playwright Anton Chekhov, written in a new version, by Sarah Ruhl. The production is directed by Professor Diane Brewer and opens Fri., Nov. 12, at 7:30 p.m. Additional performances are at 7:30 p.m., on Nov. 19, 20, Dec. 2,

* Fall Break? Join the Venturing Crew for fall break to the St Louis City Museum, Current River and Jacks Fork

Do you have plans for Fall Break? Join the Venturing Crew for fall break to the St Louis City Museum, Current River and Jacks Fork

Join the Venturing Crew as we travel to St Louis to visit the City Museum for a day of exploring the unexpected. City Museum is a hundred-year-old warehouse in downtown St. Louis in which artists have repurposed the pieces of old cities to build miles of tunnels, slides, climbers, bridges, and castles. There are secret passages and grand galleries. Playgrounds and ball pits. A circus and a train. A rooftop school bus and a Ferris wheel.

We will then travel to Two Rivers Campground where the crystal clear Current River meets the Jacks Fork and flows past the campground.

We will spend a day canoeing each river and sit around the camp fire at night playing games "Mafia", eating extreme S'mores and telling stories.

On the last day we break camp and head for home but not before stopping at Lambert's Cafe, the home of the flying rolls where we will eat a hearty brunch and try not to get hit with a hot buttery roll.

We will leave campus Friday October 8th around 6pm and return Tuesday October 12 around 3pm.

Sign up tables will be in Ridgway starting Tuesday Sept 28th and the cost will be $75

* Sigma Alpha Iota - Informal Recruitment

Curiouser and curiouser! Come join the ladies of SAI for a night filled with events and learn some information about our organization! Each night will have a different event tied to it so you don't want to be late for this very important date! Tuesday - Mad Hatters Tea Wednesday - Alices Potions Thursday- Absalom's Tye Dye! Please contact AW483 with any questions! We're all mad here you'll fit right in!


Info You Should Know

* UE Music Conservatory Awarded Grant for Dual Enrollment Course

The UE Music Conservatory is pleased to launch a Dual Enrollment partnership with EVSC this year. Fifteen EVSC high school students are enrolled in UE’s Fundamentals of Music Course with Consortium Instructor Ross Erickson. Students participate in the class from their high school during their enrichment period via synchronous online media while Prof. Erickson teaches from UE. This initiative is made possible in part through a generous gift from the Arts Council of Southwestern Indiana. Funds from the Arts Council grant are being used to offset tuition costs for select students.


Pictured: Students at North High School participating in UE Dual Enrollment Music course with Consortium Instructor Ross Erickson

* Sign Up Today for the Cut the Sugar Fall Health Challenge!

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Sign up today for the Fall employee wellness challenge. Participation in the challenge will count towards your HRA incentive. This challenge runs from 10/4 to 10/31 and focuses on cutting down your added sugar consumption as much as possible.

A weekly email will be sent out for challenge details. The first email will be sent out on 10/1 for the challenge for week 1 as well as your tracker. View the flyer.

To sign up, contact Ashley Chipps at or 812-568-4420.

* REMINDER: Employee Flu Shots!

REMINDER! Flu shots will be available in Eykamp Room 252 on 9/23 and 9/24 from 7-11am for EMPLOYEES ONLY.
No appointment necessary. No charge for insured employees. Non-insured charge is $20 cash only.

* Free Philharmonic Tickets for UE Full Time Students

FREE PHILHARMONIC TICKETS FOR UE FULL TIME STUDENTS! This Saturday, Sept 25, is Evansville Philharmonic’s Opening Night: "American Visionaries" with music of Gershwin, Bernstein, Florence Price, and Paul Dooley at the beautiful Main Street Victory Theatre at 7 PM, under the direction of Music Director Roger Kalia.

2 dancers from UE’s Dance Company and Award Winning Mad Hot Ballroom program will accompany the orchestra. Physician Assistant student Ruben Recinos, and UEDC Advisor and Center for Innovation & Change Director Erin Lewis will join the orchestra on stage to honor the famous “Mambo“ scene from West Side Story. Thank you to Concert Sponsor: Kenny Kent Lexus!

All children ages 0 - 6 can attend free, plus all full time students can attend free. View here for information to receive a free ticket:

We hope you’ll take advantage of the chance to support this wonderful local orchestra and your fellow purple Aces. #UEChangemakers

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* Hiring Flag Football Refs

The IM department is hiring officials for flag football. No experience necessary, all officials will receive training from the IM staff. Make $9/game, have fun, and get some great exercise!
Those interested should email Drew @ah519 or show up to the Flag football trainings this week, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday at 6pm at the Intramural fields located beside the armory and baseball field.

* Charlas: Informal conversation in Spanish

Wanting to practice conversation in Spanish? The next session of Charlas is Wednesday, September 29 at 6:00 p.m. This opportunity is for anyone at the intermediate or advanced Spanish language level. For more information, contact associate professor of Spanish Diana Rodríguez Quevedo at

* Latinx Community Health ChangeLab Hosting Youth-Focused COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic for the Latino Community

Protect yourself and your family.
We encourage all ages to take advantage of the free vaccines we are offering at this clinic. Youth 12 years and older now meet the safety standards for receiving the vaccine. Because the number of COVID cases is increasing among young people, we want to help this group in particular.
The University of Evansville supports the Latino community and wants to help address their health care needs. In that spirit, the university is offering anyone who receives both doses of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine a chance to win a scholarship. Names will be drawn, and one current Latino high school student will win a four-year, full-tuition scholarship to attend UE.
Dates: Sunday, September 26 for the first injection. Sunday, October 17 for the second injection.
Time: 1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Location: Holy Rosary Catholic Church, 1301 S. Green River Rd. Evansville, IN 47715.
How to register: Registration will take place at the walk-in clinic provided courtesy of St. Vincent Ascension and Holy Rosary Church.
What you should know:
• Wear a mask.
• You do not need ID or health insurance to get vaccinated.
• The vaccine is free for everyone.

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* Ridgway Information Desk Hiring Federal Work Study Student Workers

The position of the Information Desk Assistant exists to provide information regarding the Ridgway University Center, University of Evansville campus, and surrounding community via the phone and in person. Information Desk Assistants provide fast, friendly, and professional services to the students, staff, and guests of the University of Evansville.

Skills Needed: Student must be detail oriented, accurate, organized, punctual, and dependable. Students should be able to communicate well verbally and be able to respond to emergencies in a calm manner.

Students eligible for Federal Work-Study of any major may apply.

Apply by visiting WebAdvisor and downloading the application. Email completed application and availability to

* CDEI Sponsorship: Indiana Black Expo's Circle City Classic

The Center for Diversity Equity and Inclusion is excited to announce a 50% sponsor for UE individuals interested in attending the Indiana Black Expo's 2021 Circle City Classic on September 25th in Indianapolis. More information provided below!


The Circle City Classic is a HBCU (Historically Black College or University) football game held in Indianapolis by the Indiana Black Expo. This year will be Kentucky State University vs. Benedict College.

Tickets are $28.00 and you only have to pay $14! The CDEI will cover the other half. Individuals are responsible for securing their own transportation to and from Indianapolis for the day of activities and game.

The Calendar of Events Included with Tickets are:

Circle City Classic Parade
Circle City Classic Tailgate
Radio One Performance Stage
Circle City Classic 21+ Day Party
Circle City Classic Football Game &
Circle City Classic Battle of the Bands at Halftime
There are additional events taking place September 24th and later in the evening of the 25th not included with tickets and that can be bought at your own discretion.

To learn more about Indiana Black Expo Please go here: Home- Indiana Black Expo

To learn more about Circle City Classic please go here: The Circle City Classic – History is Made at The Classic

To see the full weekend calendar of events please go here: Calendar of Events – The Circle City Classic



To secure your tickets please stop into the Center for Diversity Equity and Inclusion to register your name and pay your portion of the tickets NO LATER THAN 5:00pm on Thursday, September 23rd.

Purchasing Office Hours:

Monday: 8-10am, 12-2pm, 2-5pm
Tuesday: 8-10am, 10-1pm, 3-5pm
Wednesday: 8-10am, 12-2pm, 2-5pm
Thursday: 8-10am, 10-1pm, 3-5pm
Friday: 8-10am, 2-5pm

If you cannot make to the CDEI during any of the above listed times, please email to schedule a time to register and drop off your portion of the ticket payment!

* Online Title IX Training

Don't forget to take your online Title IX training. All Employees should have received a link through Catharsis Productions for the Report=Support! training on your responsibilities as a Responsible Employee at the University of Evansville. All students that are registered as Freshmen, Juniors, Transfers, and Graduate Students should have received a link to the U Got This! training that covers Title IX rights and resources, consent, and bystander intervention. Please be on the lookout for an email from with your specific training link. You can take the training in more than one sitting. It is recommended that you utilize Chrome and an ethernet internet connection, if possible.

Please complete the training before December 31, 2021. Any questions can be directed to the Assistant Director of Institutional Equity and Title IX Coordinator, Annie Sills at

* CDEI Presents: Hispanic Heritage Month Challenge

During Hispanic Heritage Month join the UE HHM Challenge sponsored by the Center for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion!

In this challenge you will find 30 ways for 30 days of Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15- October 15) to actively learn, engage, support, and uplift the many different Hispanic cultures found in Evansville and around the world. Items listed in the challenge can be done personally or in a social group! Watch some YouTube videos to learn Zapateado or grab a friend, some popcorn and watch Selena. Either way you do it, #HHMChallenge yourself!

Happy Hispanic Heritage Month and be on the look out for some great programming throughout this next month hosted by the Hispanic Heritage Month Planning Team!

Hispanic Heritage Month Challenge
- Learn about different traditional Hispanic outfits and their importance
- Support a local Hispanic owned business
- Listen to music that is a part of Hispanic culture
- Learn about stereotypes that affect the Hispanic community
- Learn a few phrases in Spanish! Bonus-if they're in different dialects
- Research the different Spanish dialects
- Try to learn one of the many Hispanic dances ex. Bachata, Zapateado, etc.
- Read a book by a Hispanic author
- Research the significance of September 15th in relation to Hispanic Heritage month
- Amplify Hispanic voices in your community
- Follow some Hispanic activists on social media Ex. Vizo's Voice
- Learn all the Spanish speaking countries
- Share news and information related to Hispanic issues on social media
- Learn about biases towards Hispanic communities
- Research the importance of certain animals in different Hispanic cultures
- Support a Hispanic serving charity / organization ex. HOLA, Pulsera project
- Learn about Hispanic holidays
- Try a food that is important and traditional to a Hispanic culture
- Attend a Hispanic heritage month event hosted by the CDEI
- Research influential people in Hispanic culture ex. Frida Kahlo
- Share the new information you've learned with others
- Learn about the contributions that Hispanics have made in America
- Learn about the first Hispanic astronaut
- Look into and learn about the history of Afro-Latinos
- Research the differences and similarities between Hispanic countries and cultures
- Download an app created by an Hispanic person
- Watch a movie or documentary that is important to Hispanic culture ex. Bajo la Misma Luna or Living Undocumented
- Sign some petitions advocating for Hispanic rights on
- Research the term Hispanic
- Listen to podcasts by a Hispanic creative // that explore Hispanic culture
- Attend a Hispanic heritage festival this month

* Free Starter OZZI Token

Please stop by Dining Services to receive your free starter OZZI token by September 27th at 11am. After that time, all token will be $5/token. Thank you.

* Chat with Chaplain Andy

Did you know?: Methodist Temple's Lead Pastor Andy Payton also doubles as UE's Chaplain. Swing by lower Ridgway on Wednesdays between 10:00 am -1:00 pm for a bit of conversation. No topic is off limits. 

* Employees- UE Gives Back

The volunteer survey is open for volunteers to select their project for UE Gives Back on Friday, October 8. With the approval of immediate supervisors and as schedules permit, employees may choose to volunteer on UE’s campus without scheduling a day of vacation.

Projects this year include:

  • Clifford Circle Benches – Pressure Washing
  • Front Oval Refresh – Painting of Front Oval Curbs
  • John Street Community Garden Cleanup – Seasonal Cleaning Up of Vines and Plants, Raking Leaves
  • Krannert Hall Art Department - Inspecting and Registering Permanent Collections
  • Native Plant Garden – Planting
  • Raised Planters Across Campus – Planting Fall Annuals
  • Peters-Margedant House – Cleaning and Painting Exterior Walls, Outdoor Landscaping
  • SOBA Landscaping – Removal of Overgrown Hedges, Raking Mulch, Adding Decorative Rock

Sign up today by filling out this UE Gives Back Survey by October 4. The safety of all employees is critically important to the success of this event. Volunteers are asked to watch this safety video and initial the final page of the survey document. Safety Video:

Contact Alex Amick at with any questions.

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* UE Leadership Academy Tier I/II Recruitment

The University of Evansville Leadership Academy (UELA) seeks to enrich the student organizations on campus by developing, training, and nurturing student leaders. Members of this organization will develop leadership skills and techniques through informative lectures, leadership workshops, and practical leadership experience. UELA is now accepting new applications from Freshman, Sophomores, and Juniors who are interested in becoming members for the Fall 2021 semester! Once applications close there will be a formal interview session with UELA's Advisory Council and then emails will be sent out to accepted members. Applications can be found on UEngage!

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* Jacob Madden named MVC Player of the Week

Jacob Madden named MVC Player of the Week
Goalkeeper records clean sheet, eight saves in 0-0 draw with Loyola

ST. LOUIS - After a strong performance in goal, University of Evansville men's soccer goalkeeper Jacob Madden has been named Missouri Valley Conference Defensive Player of the Week, it was announced in a release from the Conference office on Tuesday.

In just his third match since returning between the posts, Madden put on an incredible performance in goal to earn the Aces a scoreless draw versus Loyola. Madden played all 110 minutes in goal for Evansville, making eight saves, and recording the first clean sheet of his UE career. The shutout was the first for Evansville since a 1-0 win over UNC Asheville on Sept. 14, 2019.

The honor is the first for Madden as an Ace and the first weekly award for Evansville since Jesse Stafford-Lacey earned Offensive Player of the Week honors on Nov. 6, 2018.

Evansville is back on the road this weekend with a trip to Springfield, Mo. to take on (RV) Missouri State on Saturday at. 6 PM.

* Aces Finish Sixth at Valparaiso Fall Invitational

Aces finish sixth at Valparaiso Fall Invitational
UE led by Isaac Rohleder

CHESTERTON, Ind. – Three University of Evansville men’s golfers recorded scores in the 70’s on Tuesday to help the Purple Aces wrap up the Valparaiso Fall Invitational with a sixth-place finish at Sand Creek Country Club.

The top finish for UE was Isaac Rohleder, who tied for 16th place with a tally of 223.  He recorded a 77 in the final round to lead the way.  Dallas Koth wrapped up Tuesday’s round with a 76 to come home in a tie for 31st.  His 3-round tally finished at 231.

Evansville’s low round of the day belonged to Nicholas Gushrowski.  A 3-over 75 on Tuesday saw Gushrowski jump up the leaderboard to finish in a tie for 43rd.  Henry Kiel (T52nd) and Caleb Wassmer (T55th) rounded out the Aces contingent.  Kiel carded an 82 in the final 18 to complete the tournament with a 241 while Wassmer’s final round 83 gave him a 2-42.

Top honors on both the team and individual sides belonged to Wright State.  With a final total of 854, the Raiders defeated Valparaiso by one stroke in the team standings.  Mikkel Mathiesen of WSU shot a 3-under 69 in the final 18 to finish with a 211.  He bested Valpo’s Caleb VanArragon by one shot.

Just two more events remain in the fall with the Aces next tournament coming on Oct. 11-12 in Jonesboro, Arkansas.  UE travels to Ridgepointe Country Club for the Bubba Barnett Intercollegiate, which will be hosted by Arkansas State.


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