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Wednesday, September 29, 2021

Upcoming Events

* This Week in Religious Life

Redeemer Lutheran Church's “Giving Garden” is having their final harvest concert this Thursday 6:30-8pm. Bring a blanket or a chair. Music will be performed by UE Music Alumni Brandon Bertinotti. Brandon has played regionally as a soloist and with his band “A Modest Proposal”
This event is supported by UE students in the Faith In Action student organization.

Contact: Jeremy Seger, Redeemer Campus Ministry - Faith In Action

* FREE HIV testing at Student Health Center Wednesday, Oct. 6th 9-11am

FREE, confidential HIV testing, performed by Matthew 25, at the Student Health Center on October 6th from 9-11am. No appointment necessary.

* Sign up today for the Venturing Crew fall break to the St Louis City Museum, Current River and Jacks Fork

The Venturing Crew fall break will be going to the St Louis City Museum, Current River and Jacks Fork

Sign up today in Ridgway at table 3 from 11am to 1pm and 4pm to 6pm and will run through Wednesday October 6th.

The cost for the trip is $75

* "Courage to Have Candor" Workshop FREE to UE Faculty and Staff

The Center for the Advancement of Learning invites all UE faculty and staff to join us over lunch for the online workshop “Courage to Have Candor”.  This workshop is FREE for UE employees and will be offered on October 4, from 11:45 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. through Zoom.

Dr. Rebecca Ellis will help participants find the courage to have candor when facing difficult conversations.  Attendees will leave the workshop with enabling tools and confidence to engage in meaningful conversations at work and home.
To register, email

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Dr. Rebecca Ellis has over 18 years of experience in organization development, change management, organization design, performance & talent management and leadership development in healthcare, financial services, construction, manufacturing, and energy sectors.  Rebecca completed a Ph.D. in Organization Development program at Benedictine University in May 2013. Her research focus was on the impact of cognition on change acceptance. Rebecca has an M.S.Ed. in Instructional Systems Technology from Indiana University and a Bachelor’s in Mathematics Education from the University of Evansville. 

* Save the Date: Author Imbolo Mbue to Discuss Her Novel, How Beautiful We Were

Save the Date!

The Honors Program invites the campus community to join us for our common read speaking event, a presentation by author Imbolo Mbue, on Monday, October 18 at 6:00pm in Eykamp Hall. Ms. Mbue will be discussing her novel, How Beautiful We Were, which was the common read for Honors Program and Fellow Scholars freshmen this year.

All event attendees will be required to present proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test result administered within 48 hours of the event.

We hope you will join us for this exciting opportunity. If you’d like to read How Beautiful We Were in advance, copies are on reserve at the library.

Please contact Jayme Williams at jw504 with any questions.

About the novel and author:
How Beautiful We Were is a sweeping tale about the collision of a small African village and an American oil company. It is a masterful exploration of what happens when the reckless drive for profit, coupled with the ghost of colonialism, comes up against one community’s determination to hold on to its ancestral land and a young woman’s willingness to sacrifice everything for the sake of her people’s freedom.

Mbue herself grew up in Limbe, Cameroon, a seaside town with an oil refinery. She witnessed firsthand life under a dictatorship and was fascinated by the people who rose up against corporate greed and systems of injustice. The novel was inspired in part by this childhood fascination and draws heavily from historical and contemporary social and environmental justice movements as well as several current cases of environmental degradation caused by oil exploration.

Mbue’s first novel, Behold the Dreamers, won the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction, was the Oprah Book Club selection for 2017, and became a national bestseller.


* This Week in Religious Life

Faith in Action will be having our first student led study “Walking With Jesus On Campus” on Oct. 3 1-2:30pm.
We will meet at Redeemer Lutheran in the courtyard if the weather is nice and in the Fellowship Hall if it's raining.
Contact: Jeremy Seger, Redeemer Campus Ministry /


Info You Should Know

* ChangeLab Training for Fall 2021 Announced

ChangeLab Training for Fall 2021 Announced: As always, any student in ChangeLab has access to training on project management, presentation planning and more. This fall the Center for Innovation & Change is thrilled to announce ChangeLab FIT. Short 30 minute virtual sessions with real time mentoring, online chats and coaching available from a project management and design thinking expert, Jacklyn Ady, ISDA, MBA, Chief Innovation Coach at the Center. All sessions virtual and 30 minutes in length, on ChangeLab’s Microsoft Teams site. Questions? Contact Students will be able to get training in developing action timelines, managing stress and more. Save the dates if you’re in ChangeLab this fall!

Jacklyn Ady bio:

Jacklyn Ady (IDSA/MBA) is trained as a professional product designer. She analyzes product design trends to create and develop innovation and newness across her professional category.

Ady is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati with a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Design from the College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning (DAAP) and holds a Master's Degree in Business Administration from Nagoya University of Commerce and Business (NUCB).

Jacklyn is a design and business hybrid. She uses design thinking to solve complex challenges and human-centered method techniques to craft unique product design solutions. She drives innovation by utilizing a variety of methods and experiences with multi-disciplined, cross-functional teams.

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* Alpha Phi Omega Co-Ed Service Fraternity

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Alpha Phi Omega is a co-ed service fraternity and is being reinstated on UE Campus!

Alpha Phi Omega will be advised by the Center for Innovation & Change. This is a great opportunity to serve alongside your fellow Purple Aces!


Alex Tippett (at216) is the UE Chapter President. All interested students can contact her to join, and for more information!

Alpha Phi Omega is the single most represented co-educational intercollegiate service organization in the United States. Since 1925, more than 500,000 members on over 375 campuses, continue to provide more service on more campuses than any other collegiate service organization.

It is the vision of Alpha Phi Omega to be the premier, inclusive, campus-based, leadership development organization through the provision of service to others and the creation of community.

Alpha Phi Omega teaches through the principles of Leadership, Friendship and Service that we are architects of our own ambitions and that each of us has the opportunity to develop ourselves to be whatever we seek to be.

The Fraternity has several leadership programs to help all members become better leaders by developing their own personal skills as well as learning more about chapter operations.

Alpha Phi Omega seeks to develop friendship and all members to develop a sense of connectedness by shared experiences through understanding the fraternal history and goals of creating community.

The chapter service program provides opportunities to develop social awareness, friendships and leadership skills. The Fraternity has established four fields of service in which chapters are involved in.
Service to the Campus
Service to the Community
Service to the Nation
Service to the Fraternity

National Website:
Alpha Phi Omega- National Service Fraternity (

* Women's Rights Awareness seeking members

If you are interested in women's rights, bodily autonomy and intersectional feminism please join WRA! We have weekly meetings on Wednesdays at 7pm. We'd love to have more people come participate in discussing current issues and working on campus activism. If interested, hit the join button at All genders welcome.

* Spring Housing Cancellation Deadline

Students, the deadline to cancel your UE housing contract for the spring semester is October 5. Students can cancel a UE housing contract without penalty for the spring semester if you will be:

  • Attending Harlaxton or studying abroad
  • In an internship, co-op, or clinical outside of the Evansville area
  • Moving into a fraternity house
  • Transferring, withdrawing, or graduating

Requests not falling in the above categories are typically not granted. Requests to move off campus to live with friends or move into an apartment are not sufficient reasons to cancel a UE housing contract. Entering into any other housing agreement or lease with a private landlord will have no effect upon the conditions of your contract with the University of Evansville.

Housing Cancellation forms are available on our website.
For more information, please contact the Office of Residence Life

* UE Library + Social Media

The Library needs a student to manage its social media accounts. See the UE Library Social Media Intern Position Description in WebAdvisor for details. Email Kyle Stearns at to apply.

* Letterhead and Envelope Order Due October 1

The 2021-22 letterhead and envelope orders are due October 1. If your department uses letterhead or envelopes during the fiscal year, this is the time to order. By placing one large order, we are able to get a price break on boxes of envelopes and reams of letterhead. Smaller orders placed later in the year will unfortunately be more expensive.

REMINDER: Generic letterhead and envelopes are no longer available from the office supplies order form.

Check your email inbox for a message from the Office of Publications with ordering instructions. You may also email or call ext. 2561 for more information.

Remember – orders are due October 1, 2021.
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* OTS HelpDesk hiring Federal Work Study Student Workers

OTS is seeking Student Workers to assist in answering calls, entering help tickets, aiding patrons at the HelpDesk counter, delivering paper/toner to labs, and other office duties as assigned. The student must have a friendly disposition, good work ethic, and effective communication skills, both verbal and written.

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

Apply by visiting WebAdvisor and downloading/completing the application. Completed applications can be forwarded to

* 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.

* 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



* UE Alumna Shortlisted for International Award

On September 24, UE alumna Dr. Katherine Weikert has been shortlisted for one of the most important prizes in architectural history.

Dr Weikert’s monograph Authority, Gender and Space in the Anglo-Norman World, 900-1200 (Boydell & Brewer, 2020) is one of six monographs on this year’s shortlist for the Alice Davis Hitchcock Medallion, which is awarded by the Society of Architectural Historians of Great Britain (SAHGB). The Medallion is the most prestigious prize in the discipline, awarded annually since 1959 to a monograph that makes an outstanding contribution to the study or knowledge of architectural history. Previous winners include Howard Colvin, Dorothy Stroud, John Summerson, Nikolaus Pevsner, Hermione Hobhouse and Jill Lever.

Dr. Weikert (BA History ’01) said: “It is a great honour to be short-listed for the Alice Davis Hitchcock Medallion. To be in the same footsteps as Sir Nicholas Pevsner, the great writer of the county-by-county Buildings of England guides, is an enormous thrill.

“My grounding in medieval studies comes from the very beginning of my education at the University of Evansville, and without expert guidance and scholarship from the Departments of History and Archaeology at the start of my studies, I never would have set off on an academic career of research, teaching and writing.

“The SAHGB’s recognition of my book is also a great mark of support for vibrant, challenging interdisciplinary research on medieval architectural history. I am absolutely delighted to be on the shortlist for this wonderful award.”

The shortlisted monograph explores medieval manor houses, revealing how concepts of space and domestic place were understood and used by their occupants in England and Normandy. Blending approaches from history and archaeology, Dr Weikert uses Anglo-Saxon wills, standing and excavated manorial sites in England and Normandy and written texts, including poetry, as evidence.

Dr Katherine Weikert is currently a Senior Lecturer in Early Medieval History at the University of Winchester (UK). She has published extensively in Anglo-Norman and early English history. Her main areas of research examine the connections between gender, space and authority in England and Normandy circa 900-1200, and the political uses of the medieval past.

The winner of the Alice Davis Hitchcock Medallion will be selected in the autumn and announced at the Society’s Annual Lecture and Awards Ceremony. The full shortlist is available on the SAHGB website.

Dr. Weikert can be found on Twitter @kateweikert. Learn more about her research at

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* Women's Soccer closes homestand against Loyola Chicago

In its second leg of back-to-back home matches, the University of Evansville women's soccer team welcomes in Loyola Chicago for a 4 PM match on Wednesday afternoon at Arad McCutchan Stadium in Evansville.

Last Match: Evansville 1, Drake 1 (2OT)
• Falling a goal behind in the second half, the University of Evansville women's soccer team scored late and held strong defensively to earn a 1-1 draw with Drake on Saturday afternoon at Arad McCutchan Stadium in Evansville.
• Seniors Emily Wolak and Alex Eyler played crucial parts in Evansville's comeback, scoring the goal and providing the assist on the equalizing goal in the 81st minute. Fifth-year senior goalkeeper Michaela Till played strong between the posts, recording six saves in the draw.
• Both teams had spells of possession in the opening 20 minutes of action with the Aces possessing the ball in their attacking third for much of the middle portion of the opening half. In the 24th minute, Evansville was given a great opportunity just at the top of the 18. The ensuing free kick found the back of the net, but a mistake nullified the free kick on a foul for Evansville. The opportunities continued for the Aces as a handball inside the box earned UE a penalty in the 27th minute. Senior Abby Phelps stepped to the spot and smashed the PK to the left of the keeper, but Drake's Kelsie Stone dove and punched the ball away and out for a corner. The scoreless first 45 minutes saw nine total shots between the two teams with Evansville owning a slight 5-4 advantage.
• Drake came out of the half on the attack, but the Aces defense did well to hold off the Bulldogs. In the 64th minute after a run of fresh substitutions, Drake opened the scoring in the match. The Bulldogs Olivia Bruce recorded a shot from inside the box that was saved by Till, but bounced to Rachel Panther who let another shot go, finding the back of the net. Evansville battled to equalize the match, but was out-shot 11-2 in the second 45 minutes. As has been true all season, the Aces capitalized on the opportunities they earned. In the 81st minute, Alex Eyler tip-toed her way along the touchline, sliding past two Bulldog defenders to find space in the attacking third. Eyler wasted little time and whipped-in a cross that entered the box. Wolak headed Eyler's cross, flicking it to the far post and away from Stone to tie the match at one.
• In overtime, both teams attempted to create chances, but both defenses shined, allowing just two shots on goal that Till saved as the match ended in a 1-1 draw.
• The match represented the fifth time this season that Evansville has battled back from a deficit to earn either a win or draw.

Previewing the Matchup
• The Aces and Ramblers meet for the 13th time in series history on Wednesday with Loyola Chicago owning a 7-2-3 advantage in the all-time series.
• The two sides last met in the spring as the Aces captured a 1-0 win on the road at regular season champion Loyola on April 3, 2021.
• Evansville's last home win over the Ramblers came in the Aces inaugural season of competition with UE capturing a 4-0 win over Loyola on Oct. 29, 1993.
• Loyola sits tied atop the MVC standings with Valparaiso, both holding 2-0 records in Conference matches, while Aces are just behind in third with a 1-0-1 mark in Valley play.
• Evansville is looking to go three-straight matches unblemished to open MVC play, a feat the Aces have not completed since a 2-0-1 start to Conference play in 2013.
• The Aces got a much-needed goal from senior Emily Wolak on Saturday to earn a draw with Drake. After scoring three goals in her first two seasons with the Aces, Wolak's 81st minute goal against the Bulldogs snapped a 2,530 minute stretch of time spent on the pitch for Wolak without a goal.
• Between the posts in 2021, Evansville has been one of the best teams in the nation in stopping opponent shots. Of the 62 shots Evansville's opponents have put on-goal this season, the Aces have stopped 54, an 87.1 save-percentage, which puts UE 17th-best in the nation and second in the MVC to Drake (88.9%).
• Fifth-year senior goalkeeper Michaela Till continues to put herself on a record-breaking track. Till currently has 328 career saves, just 30 off of Theresa Bagby's program record of 358. Through eight matches this season, Till is averaging six saves per contest. With at least six games remaining in the season, Till is on pace to break the career record.

Opening MVC Play
• This week, the Aces will be looking to make it three-straight matches with an unblemished record to begin MVC play.
• A win or draw would earn Evansville its best start in MVC play since the 2013 season, which Evansville opened with a 2-0-1 record in The Valley.

Wolak Breaks a Streak
• The Aces got a much-needed goal from senior Emily Wolak on Saturday to earn a draw with Drake.
• After scoring three goals in her first two seasons with the Aces, Wolak's 81st minute goal against the Bulldogs snapped a 2,530 minute stretch of time spent on the pitch for Wolak without a goal.

Gameday Promotions
• DJ McNaughty performs at McCutchan Stadium throughout the evening.
• 2 for $6 beer special at the concession stand.

* Aces back home to face familiar foe SIUE

Showing well in its first two MVC matches, the University of Evansville men's soccer team plays host to SIUE on Wednesday evening at 7 PM at Arad McCutchan Stadium in Evansville.

Last Match: Missouri State 2, Evansville 1
• Coming back from two early goals, the University of Evansville men's soccer team scored late in the first half, but could not find the equalizer in a 2-1 road loss at Missouri State on Saturday evening in Springfield, Mo.
• "Winning on the road in The Valley is difficult. Missouri State is no exception," said Aces head men's soccer coach Marshall Ray. "They're a very good team who put us under pressure early. In matches like this we have to be switched on and execute our game plan for 90 minutes. We dug ourselves a hole but we were able to get back in the match and create chances after the first 20 minutes. We go into the next portion of Valley play after getting one point off the top two teams in the preseason poll. Now, we have to take care of those matches in front of us and continue to work towards the goals we have set as a team. "
• Freshman Oliver Hald scored the first goal of his collegiate career, helping push Evansville closer in the 43rd minute, getting an assist from Francesco Brunetti. In goal for the Aces, redshirt junior Jacob Madden made six saves on the evening, facing 18 Missouri State shots.
• Missouri State opened the match on the offensive, recording early shots and getting on the board first. The Bears scored in the ninth minute to open the scoring as Aadne Bruseth found the back of the net off an assist from Adrian Barosen. Madden made three more saves for the Aces before the home side added another goal, scoring in the 29th minute as Jack Denton doubled the Bears lead.
• Evansville proved to be resilient, responding to the second Missouri State goal in the final minutes of the half. With less than three minutes remaining before the break, Francesco Brunetti sent a pass to Oliver Hald, who finished past the keeper to halve the Bears lead at the half.
• After converting on its one shot in the first 45 minutes, Evansville generated three opportunities in the second half. Fifth-year senior Davis Peck was the first Ace in the second half to record a shot, put his attempt off the right post in the 52nd minute. In the 78th minute, Hald nearly doubled his collegiate goal total, aiming for the middle of goal, but his shot was saved by the Bears' Michael Creek. The final shot of the match for Evansville came with just eight minute remaining as sophomore Pablo Guillen had a shot miss high as the Aces battled, but fell to Missouri State, 2-1.

Previewing the Matchup
• Evansville and SIUE are meeting for the 23rd time in series history with the Cougars owning a 12-6-4 advantage in the all-time series.
• Despite the Cougars leaving the MVC following the 2016 campaign, Evansville and SIUE have continued to play almost annually with the two sides last meeting on Feb. 21, 2021 in Edwardsville, Ill. as the Cougars captured a 3-0 win.
• Entering Wednesday night's match, SIUE has earned a win or draw in 10 of the last 11 meetings with the Aces capturing a victory on Oct. 17, 2012.
• Evansville's opening two matches of Missouri Valley Conference play paired the Aces with the top two teams in the preseason poll. The Aces came away with one point out of the first two contests after battling to a scoreless draw with Loyola before falling 2-1 on the road at Missouri State.
• Two current members of the Aces have scored a goal against the Cougars, both coming in a 4-3 loss at SIUE on Sept. 6, 2019. Trailing 4-0 after 30 minutes, fifth-year senior Filip Johansson and senior Ryan Harris both scored against SIUE as Evansville stormed back to within a goal late with three-straight goals.

Scheduling the Best
• The Aces have always scheduled some of the top opposition in the nation.
• This season, Evansville's strength of schedule of the matches it has played so far is 34th in the nation with opponents holding a .606 win percentage.
• The next closest in The Valley is Missouri State, who is tied for 70th in strength of schedule.

Youth Movement
• Evansville has been known to play its young players early in their careers and it is no different this season.
• This season, the Aces have seen that early playing time pay off as four of the five goals scored by UE this season have been scored by underclassmen or players in their first season as an Ace.
• Sophomore Pablo Guillen leads the team with two goals, while newcomer Carlos Barcia and freshman Oliver Hald have each scored their first goal for Evansville this season.

Gameday Promotions: Presented by ProRehab | DJ McNaugty Promotion | Student-Athlete Game | Wet Your Whistle Wednesday 
• DJ McNaughty performs at McCutchan Stadium throughout the evening.
• The Greek organization with the highest attendance will win an all-expenses paid appearance by DJ McNaughty for the event of their choice.
• UE student-athletes encouraged to attend and support their fellow Aces.
• 2 for $6 beer special at the concession stand.


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