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Thursday, September 30, 2021

Upcoming Events

* Dr Kevin Jordan to give talk on September 30th

The Department of Psychology and Behavioral sciences is excited to bring Dr. Kevin Jordan to campus for an invited talk entitled, "The interpersonal theory of clinical, social, and personality psychology: Research findings and future directions". The talk is open to the entire campus community and will be at 4:00 pm on Thursday, September 30th in Koch 100.

* University of Evansville Theatre Re-Opens Shanklin Theatre with EVERYBODY, by Branden Jacobs Jenkins

The University of Evansville Department of Theatre opens their 2021–2022 season with Branden Jacobs–Jenkins’ EVERYBODY, on Thursday, Sept. 30, at 7:30 pm., in Shanklin Theatre. Additional performances are at 7:30 pm on Oct. 1, 2, and at 2:00 pm 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!

Stacey Yen, Visiting Assistant Professor of Acting, directs EVERYBODY. Austin C. Kuhn, Guest Artist and 2020 alumnus, serves as the scenic designer; Assistant Professor Sarah J. Smith serves as the costume designer; Associate Professor Stephen Boulmetis serves as the lighting designer; Sid McCarty, Guest Artist and 2020 alumna, serves as the sound designer; Liv Darshani Pedersen, a senior stage management major, from Chasaka, Minn., serves as the dramaturg; Zoe Paraskevopoulos, a junior stage management major, from Flower Mound, Texas, serves as the stage manager.

The company features David Akinwande, a junior performance major, from Houston, Texas; Liv Campbell, a senior performance major, from Kingwood, Texas; Jake Conrad, a junior performance major, from Olympia, Wash.; Kayleigh Doyle, a senior performance major, from McKinney, Texas; Garrett Hale, a sophomore performance major, from Haslet, Texas; Delanie Kitzman, a senior performance major, from Tomball, Texas; Eli Lomax,, a senior performance major, from Sellersburg, Ind.; Becky Rusch, a senior performance major, from Newark, Del.; Gabriel Smothers, a junior performance major, from Casper, Wyo.; and Steph Voteau, a senior theatre studies major, from St. Louis, Mo.

In following industry standards, as established by the Broadway League, all audience members must show proof of COVID–19 vaccination or a negative test result taken within 72-hours of the date on their ticket. Upon arrival at Shanklin Theatre, proof of vaccination/negative test result and an ID will be checked before each performance. In compliance with the UE Coronavirus Task Force guidelines, all audience members must remain masked when indoors on campus. Additionally, Shanklin Theatre will be seated at no more than 50% capacity.

Season tickets are available now at $45 for adults and $40 for senior adults, students, and UE faculty and staff. Single ticket prices for EVERYBODY, THREE SISTERS, and GONE MISSING are $20 for adults and $18 for senior adults, students, and UE faculty and staff. UE students may obtain one free student rush ticket beginning at 12:00 p.m. on the day of the performance they wish to attend. Tickets may be purchased by calling (812) 488–2031, Monday through Friday, 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

* 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. 

* 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 /

* Lincolnshire Front Porch Music Festival

The 5th Annual Front Porch Festival will be held Sunday, October 3, 2021. There will be yoga at the "triangle" (Willow Rd. & Bayard Park) from 1-2pm. There will be a variety of live musical acts in the yards & front porches throughout the Lincolnshire Neighborhood that borders Lincoln Ave, US 41, Washington Ave. & Lodge Ave. from 2-6pm. Food trucks will be there as well as free rides on the Pedicab. Free parking at Bosse High School and St. Benedict School. Bring the kids, the dog and your cooler for a fun free afternoon of family entertainment rain or shine.

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Info You Should Know

* Available Locations for Flu Shots for UE Insured Employees

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* 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

* 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.

* 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

* 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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* Forward Volition: UE Art Faculty Exhibition

Forward Volition: UE Art Faculty Exhibition
August 30 - October 16
Melvin Peterson Gallery
Reception for the Artists: Thursday, September 2, 6:30pm   Bring a Friend!



* 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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* Graham leads attack as Evansville drops MVC match with SIUE

In its first conference match with the Cougars since 2016, the University of Evansville men's soccer team fell to SIUE, 4-0, on Wednesday night at Arad McCutchan Stadium in Evansville.

Junior Nkosi Graham led the Aces attack, recording a season-high three shots, putting all three on frame in the loss. Between the posts, redshirt junior Jacob Madden made five saves in his fifth-straight start.

Featuring a crowd of nearly 500, the Aces came off kickoff quickly, generating opportunities in the attacking third. Countrymen Carlos Barcia and Pablo Guillen both recorded shots for the Aces inside the first 20 minutes to jumpstart Evansville's attack as the Aces would tally seven total shots in the opening half. Just before the break, SIUE opened the scoring as Mitchell Murphy made a run and found thr back of the net in the 42nd minute.

Two quick goals from the Cougars inside the first 12 minutes in the second half increase its advantage to 3-0 as Pau Palacin scored and Murphy recorded his second of the match off an assist from Max Broughton. In the 78th minute, Graham nearly pulled one back for the Aces as the Lumberton, New Jersey native made a run and attempted a shot from an acute angle that the Cougars keeper saved. Closing the match, SIUE scored its fourth of the night in the 82nd minute as Noah Fetter found the back of the net off an assist from Pau Palacin in the Cougars 4-0 win.

Evansville goes back on the road this weekend, traveling to Des Moines, Iowa for a Saturday matchup with Drake at Noon.

* Aces score first, but fall to Loyola Chicago, 3-1

Despite opening the scoring in the match, the University of Evansville women's soccer team dropped the finale of a two-game homestand to Loyola Chicago, 3-1, on Wednesday afternoon at Arad McCutchan Stadium in Evansville.

Senior Emily Ormson increased her team lead in goals, scoring her fifth goal of the season in the 32nd minute. In goal, fifth-year senior Michaela Till made four saves on the evening.

Till was busy early, but held her ground in the opening half, stopping a pair of shots early in the match. Evansville found the scoreboard in the 32nd minutes off a free kick. Senior Alex Eyler took the free kick just inside the Ramblers half, looping it just into the box. The ball was headed up into the air by a Rambler and then bounced just outside of the box. Ormson approached the ball off the bounce and fired a volley past the keeper's right to give the Aces a 1-0 lead at the half.

Just past five minutes into the second half, Loyola answered as Megan Nemec found Megan Demski, who slipped it into the back of the net in the 51st minute. A great chance in the 65th minute for the Aces came as freshman Hailey Autenrieb got into the box and sent a shot on-goal that was saved by the Ramblers. In the 74th minute, the Ramblers went in front as Olivia Knab scored to give Loyola a 2-1 advantage. Closing-out the match, Sarah Noonan scored for the Ramblers in the 86th minute, assisted by Jenna Ross, as Loyola secured the 3-1 win.

Evansville hits the road for a pair of matches, beginning with a Saturday contest at Noon against Indiana State in Terre Haute, Indiana.


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