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Wednesday, November 17, 2021

* 2021 Employee Holiday Schedule

The University of Evansville will be closed during the holidays to allow our employees to enjoy this special time with their families. This year, our December holiday will be extended for one additional day, closing on December 22 to provide extra time with your families. As announced earlier this month, we are also closing on Wednesday, November 24 to provide our employees an additional day to enjoy the Thanksgiving holiday.

The following November – December holiday schedule will be observed:

Thanksgiving Holiday

  • Closed Wednesday, November 24 through Friday, November 26
  • Offices reopen on Monday, November 29

Winter Holiday Break

  • Closed Wednesday, December 22 through Friday, December 31
  • Offices reopen on Monday, January 3
* Save the Date: Winter on Walnut

Mark your calendars for Friday, December 3, and make plans to join us for Winter on Walnut! The event is open to the campus community (students and employees) and alumni (via email invitation).

From 5-9PM, stop by Walnut Street for food and festivities. There will be holiday-themed food, treats, and drinks, as well as marshmallow roasting, horse-drawn carriage rides, a Christmas marketplace, a Christmas tree farm, and giveaways. From 5-7PM, students can use a meal swipe on Walnut Street to receive a meal of chili, hot cider, and dessert!

At 6:30PM, we will light the campus Christmas tree outside Graves Hall.

At 7:00PM, join us in Neu Chapel for the Candlelight Vespers service.

At 10PM, the Resident Students Association will host bingo in Eykamp Hall.

Let's kick off the holiday season together! We hope to see you there.


Upcoming Events

* Changelab 310 Presents: What We Didn't Learn About Thanksgiving

Change Lab 310 is a class that is working towards a Land Acknowledgement for UE, and towards educating the UE community on matters concerning Indigenous Peoples. In this webinar, students from Change Lab 310 will present research on the historical inaccuracies of the holiday we know as "Thanksgiving", and how we can move forward with more understanding and compassion during this time of the year.

More information about the event can be found on UEngage and on Instagram @uediversity!

* CDEI Presents: Transgender Day of Remembrance Candlelight Vigil

Join the CDEI on Saturday, November 20th from 6:00-6:30 PM for a candlelight vigil on Transgender Day of Remembrance. This event, which will be conducted at Memorial Plaza, will honor those lost to anti-transgender violence.

All campus community members are invited to mark the occasion by memorializing those lost and celebrating the diversity and resilience of the community in the face of harassment and violence.

* This Week in Music

On Sunday November 21, the UE Choirs will be presenting their Fall Concert at 6:00 p.m. in Neu Chapel. This is the first choral concert at UE since March of 2020. The UE University Choir and the UE Choral Society will perform works ranging from the 17th century through today. Along with choral classics by Haydn, Mendelssohn, and Schütz, recent works by American composer Elaine Hagenberg and British composer Bob Chilcott will be heard. Also on the program are works by the Hungarian composer Béla Bartók and British Romantic-era composer Hubert Parry. Admission is free and open to the public. UE Music Conservatory performances continue to require masks for everyone in attendance. The concert can also be viewed by live-stream at:

Also on Sunday, Senior Music Education Major, Grace Sinclair will be presenting her senior recital on flute. Grace is a student of Dr. Leanne Hampton, Consortium Instructor of Flute. Grace’s senior recital is at 1:00 p.m. in Neu Chapel. Admission is free and open to the public. UE Music Conservatory performances continue to require masks for everyone in attendance.

* This Week in Religious Life

The student organization, Faith In Action, is having a student-led Bible study on Sundays at 2:00 pm at Redeemer Lutheran (across the street from campus). The study is focused on “Walking With Jesus on Campus.” For more information contact Jeremy Seger at

* CDEI Presents: I-House - Healthcare Disparities

Join the CDEI in the Gallery (second floor Ridgway) on Wednesday, November 17th from 7-8pm for our fifth I-House of the semester!

This event, hosted by Hannah Stocks, Jeanette Foley, SNAP, and PHSA, will provide pertinent information about healthcare disparities in the United States and around the world.

For updates on more CDEI programming, follow us on Instagram @uediversity!

* CDEI Presents: Spill the Tea on Gender

The CDEI, in collaboration with Dr. Edward Curran and members of our student body, will be hosting a Spill the Tea session on Thursday, November 18 from 5-6:30pm. Join us in SOBA 173, where we will be spilling the tea on all things gender, pronouns, and identity, as well as discussing best practices for implementing LGBTQ+ inclusivity in the classroom. We hope to see you there!

* Musical Madness Signups

The Directors of Musical Madness are excited to announce the Spring 2022 theme to be 'Game Shows!' In light of the many challenges the UE community has faced during the COVID-19 pandemic, all proceeds from Musical Madness will be donated to Aces Haven to combat the food insecurity that our campus community faces on a daily basis.

If your organization would like to be a part of Musical Madness, please use the following link to indicate your commitment and or interest: When signing up, there is a comment box that can be used to tell us about your organizations demographics, which will be helpful when pairing organizations.


1. To be considered an active participant of Musical Madness, each organization must have at least 1 director and 2 actors.
2. With organization pairings, casts must include a minimum of 6 members.
3. Participants must be current students with a minimum of a 2.0 GPA.

Pairings will be announced Friday, November 12th. If you are unable to sign-up before November 12th, please contact Lizzy Stainback (es335) and Max Budowsky (mb556) for assistance.

* University of Evansville Hosting the High School Changemaker Challenge

Students will compete for a chance at 4-year tuition scholarships

Evansville, IN (11/11/2021) — The University of Evansville (UE) is pleased to announce the upcoming High School Changemaker Challenge, sponsored by Toyota. Any high school junior or senior is invited to participate for a chance to win a four-year scholarship, with the top prize offering full tuition.

UE believes everyone can be a changemaker, and positive change doesn't have to wait until college. The Changemaker Challenge, created by the University's Center for Innovation and Change, encourages the younger generation to identify and solve challenges in the world through innovation and creativity. Students will share their unique ideas (products, services, or programs) in the form of a 2-minute video, and scholarships will be awarded to first through third place. Once they enroll at UE to continue their education, students can continue designing and implementing their ideas to make a lasting difference.

Interested participants can attend an online information session on Thursday, November 18. Video recordings describing students' ideas must be submitted by December 8, and the top 20 finalists will be announced on the UE website on December 15. The final round will be held on UE's campus on January 25, 2022, where winners will be selected. To register for the information session and competition, please visit

The competition is open to any high school junior or senior, and they may compete individually or in teams of up to three. Home school and club entries (e.g. Scouts, Boys and Girls Club, 4-H) will also be eligible. To qualify for a scholarship, competitors must also attend the in-person final round on campus in Evansville, Indiana. A separate Changemaker Challenge, beginning at a later date, will be virtual and geared towards a national and global audience that cannot compete in-person.

Competitors may be eligible to receive special prizes for forming ideas that:

Increase girls' access and exposure to science fields (e.g. a summer camp for girls interested in physics)
Address or mitigate climate change (e.g. decreasing air pollution, rooftop gardens)
Increase access to physical activity or health options (e.g. more dance classes or recess in schools, fitness trails, creative outdoor play options)
Provide creative ideas to improve quality of life in Evansville's Promise Zone
Winning students who choose UE as their college destination will receive four-year scholarships to attend UE as listed below:

1st place: Full tuition
2nd place: $23,000 tuition
3rd place: $18,000 tuition
Students that participate will receive ongoing support from the UE Center for Innovation and Change, including online training and connections to faculty experts. To submit your video or learn more about the High School Changemaker Challenge, visit or email Brooksie Smith, the Center's associate director, at

Students at the University of Evansville shape powerful and enduring change. UE is the first in Indiana to be designated as an Ashoka U Changemaker Campus, and its changemaking culture empowers students to improve the world around them as UE Changemakers. UE has an array of majors in business; engineering; the arts and sciences; and health science programs. UE has a diverse student body that represents 44 states and 52 countries. U.S. News & World Report recognizes UE as the #4 Best Regional University in the Midwest. For more information, please visit

* The Great American Smokeout

November 18th is the Great American Smokeout, which is an American Cancer Society initiative to encourage adults to take the first step towards quitting their nicotine addiction. This week to align with the Great American Smokeout, we are raising awareness about FREE cessation resources available to college students. Visit Quit Now Indiana or Truth Initiative: inspiring lives free from smoking, vaping, and nicotine for more information.


Info You Should Know

* NEW: Veteran focused Spring 2022 ChangeLab. CHNG 310-8Y1

NEW: Veteran focused Spring 2022 ChangeLab. CHNG 310-8Y1. Students in this class will explore the potential for a community-based civil service organization that allows veterans to redirect the mission to community need once they return home. All students are welcome, and the class will be available for variable credit, 0-3 credit hours. The ChangeLab will be co-coached by Erin Lewis, Center for Innovation & Change Executive Director and former US Marine, and Melissa Morehead Moore, Navy Veteran, local community organizer, entrepreneur and Co-Founder of the Podcast Trashed It, which helps women focus on getting rid of emotional garbage in their lives. Questions? Contact EL131

* Change a Young Life - Mentor

UE's chapter of College Mentors for Kids needs student volunteers to mentor young children from our local community. Students from all majors have the opportunity to be inspirational role models for elementary-age students, and all UE students enrolled full-time are eligible to apply. Mentoring involves a one-hour commitment once a week to check in with your little buddy. To begin the application process, please email our College Mentors for Kids President, Haley Foster, at Join College Mentors for Kids today, and help us make College Mentors for Kids' 20th anniversary the best year yet for our UE chapter.

* Extra Chili Bowls for Sale

Did you miss out on the Clay Club Chili Bowl Sale? Were you in class, working, or out of town? Well, I have good news for you. This Friday, from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. in the Ceramics Studio (corner of Lincoln and Weinbach), you will have the opportunity to buy some of those bowls. We have around 100 bowls, so if you want one, please come early. Professor Matteson will be on hand to assist with your purchase. It is cash or check (UE Clay Club) only. Each Chili Bowl is $10 and you may buy as many as you like. There are a few larger bowls available as well. Social distancing will be monitored and a maximum of 10 people at a time are allowed into the studio. Parking is available behind the Art Annex. See you Friday and wear Purple!

* Solution Station Wednesday: How's Your Schedule For Spring?

How did registration go? Are you all set - or does your schedule need some more work? Waitlists? Time conflicts? Are you having trouble finding classes? Let's talk! Come by the Solution Station table in Ridgway from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM on Wednesday!

As always, let us know if there's anything you need help with or if you have questions that you need the answer to. If we don't know the answer, we'll know who does! We're here to help you find solutions to issues you're facing. Let us help.

Contact: Chad Hart (

* Thanksgiving Dining Packages

If you are staying on campus and need to access some food, you can reserve either a Whole Roasted Chicken (meal swipe equivalent or $8.99) or a 5-Day meal carry out package ($87.50 payable with Ace Bucks or credit card). Use this Reservation Link:

You can also pick up a To-Go container in Ridgway and stock it with an extra Meal to be eaten over the Break or order a pizza from Papa John’s with Ace Bucks. There are also establishments like Subway, Honeymoon, The Slice, Lincoln Garden, and the University Food Mart at the Marathon station across the street are all within walking distance. We hope this helps as you make your Thanksgiving plans.

* Harlaxton/study abroad office location

The Harlaxton and study abroad office on campus has moved! If you would like more information about Harlaxton and/or other study abroad options, you can now visit Kaylynn McCalister (kc205) in Ridgway 220, in with International Services near the Center for Student Engagement. Feel free to contact the team at or anytime as well!

* Psychology Survey - Extra Credit Opportunity

Calling ALL college students! We are seeking participants to participate in a research study survey. By taking this 10-15 minute survey, you are contributing to science! We appreciate your help, and please share this post with your peers!

This study aims to understand effects of emotion and social status. For your participation in this survey you could earn up to 1 point of extra credit in a psychology class that you are currently enrolled in this semester.

Click the link below to participate!

* Spring Meal Plan Changes

Students can adjust meal plans for the Spring semester until Friday, January 14, 2022 at 5:00 p.m.

Adjust your meal plan online.

* Winter Intersession Courses

It's not too late to register for a Winter Intersession course. Classes are held December 17, 2021, through January 7, 2022. Students may take one course.

For registration, payment deadlines, and additional information visit

Winter Intersession Course List

Subject Number Cr Hrs Course Title Instructor
ART 105 3 Introduction to the Visual Arts Larmann
ASTR 101 3 Descriptive Astronomy Braun
AT 180 3 Introduction to Athletic Training Tilly
CHEM 103 3 Chemistry of Adult Beverages Miller
CHEM 118 4 Principals of Chemistry Miller/Morong
EDUC 322 3 Strategies for Special Needs Students in K-12 Schools Jones
ES 103 3 Fundamentals of Environmental Science Thananatthanachon
EXSS 150 2 Introduction to Health Sciences Laughbaum
EXSS 320 3 Nutrition for Performance and Health Rodd
EXSS 453 2 Motor Learning Wilson
EXSS 488 1 to 3 Internship Rodd
EXSS 488 1 to 4 Internship Wilson
FIN 280 3 Personal Finance Brockman
HS 205 3 Pharmacology Pruden
MATH 134 3 Survey of Calculus Salminen
MATH 324 3 Differential Equations Salminen
MUS 156 3 Music in America Strandberg
NEUR 125 3 Introduction to Neuroscience Campese
NEUR/PSYC 355 3 Sensation and Perception Becker
PH 190 3 Introduction to Public Health Patel-Dovlatabadi
PSYC 121 3 Introduction to Psychology Campese
PSYC 226 3 Child and Adolescent Psychology Hennon
PSYC 416 3 Human Sexuality Becker
QM 227 3 Intro to Statistics Khormali
SOC 105 3 Introduction to Sociology Plikuhn
SOC 230 3 Social Problems in the Modern World Plikuhn
STAT 166 1 Intro to R for Data Science Weber




* Professor Todd Matteson and Senior Art Student Rohan Karanjit exhibit artwork at SWOPE Museum

Their artwork was selected by this year's juror, Drék Davis, to be part of the 77th Annual Wabash Valley Exhibition. We had a record-breaking 515 entries submitted by 164 artists. Our juror selected a variety of styles and media, choosing 77 works by 72 artists. The exhibition opens Friday, October 5th, with the award announcement and ceremony that evening. The exhibition will run until Sunday, January 9th. Professor Matteson states, "This is part of the job for me as an artist and professor, being juried into exhibitions and I am always excited when it happens. But, when one of your students has their work accepted into exhibitions, the excitement goes through the roof. This is how it all starts for them. I am so excited for Rohan and what the future holds for him as an artist."



* Women's Basketball heads downtown to host EKU in Ford Center

Putting a 2-0 record on the line, the University of Evansville women's basketball team heads downtown to the Ford Center at 6 PM on Wednesday night to host Eastern Kentucky in Evansville, Ind.

Last Game: Evansville 100, Oakland City 59
• After a big season-opening win on Tuesday, the University of Evansville women's basketball team did not suffer a letdown, turning-in a dominant performance in a 100-59 win over Oakland City on Sunday afternoon inside Meeks Family Fieldhouse in Evansville, Ind.
• Junior Abby Feit matched hear scoring output from the last time the Aces faced the Mighty Oaks, pouring-in a game-high 28 points and finishing with 10 rebounds to open the season with back-to-back double-doubles. Also finishing in double-figures for the Aces were Myia Clark (18 points), Anna Newman (12), and Kodie Myszka (10). For Oakland City, Emilee Hope led the way in scoring, finishing with 18 points on four made three-pointers.
• Evansville was powered by consistent offense and suffocating defense as the Aces recorded 21-or-more points in each quarter, while limiting the Mighty Oaks to 16 or less in each. The Aces forced 26 turnovers on the day and turned the giveaways into 29 points.
• Efficiency on the offensive end was key to the Aces building a large lead as Evansville shot 62.5% (10-16) from the field in the opening quarter, including hitting three of its six attempts from beyond the arc, two of which were hit by Feit. The Aces shot higher than 50% in each of the first three quarters, combining to hit 26 of its first 45 shots.
• After Oakland City tied the game twice in the opening two minutes, the Mighty Oaks would never draw closer as the Aces utilized an 11-2 run to pull away to a 16-7 lead. The Aces advantage swelled to 18 at the end of the first quarter and hit 31 at the half after a 13-4 run to close the half.
• Evansville's offense was still efficient in the second half, but not quite to the same extent as it was in the opening 20 minutes. Playing 10 players on the day, Evansville used multiple different combinations, putting all 10 players on the court for 10 minutes or more with all scoring. A 21-13 advantage in the third quarter led into a more competitive final 10 minutes as the Aces won the quarter by just two points, 22-20, en route to the 100-59 win.
• In 16 minutes off the bench, Myszka made an impressive impact, scoring 10 points, while gathering four rebounds, recording three assists, and tallying a team-best three blocks. Myszka's strong performance on Sunday follows a three-point, five-rebound, three-block night on Tuesday in the 62-52 win over Austin Peay.

Previewing the Matchup: Eastern Kentucky
• Evansville and Eastern Kentucky are meeting for just the fourth time in the series history with the Colonels owning a 2-1 advantage in the all-time series.
• The two sides last met inside the Ford Center. The Aces and Colonels last met on Dec. 2, 2011 at the downtown arena with UE pulling-out a 63-56 win, its first regular season victory at the Ford Center.
• EKU enters Wednesday's contest with a 1-1 record after opening the season with a 74-51 win over Transylvania and most recently falling on the road to Northern Kentucky, 76-61.
• A win would earn Evansville three-straight wins to open the season for the first time since the 1997-98 campaign when UE ran off five-straight victories to begin the year.
• Evansville is one of just three remaining team in the MVC to still be undefeated, joining Bradley and Missouri State at 2-0, both of whom made the NCAA Tournament a season ago.
• The Aces have out-scored their opponents by an average of 25.5 points through two games this season after winning both games by double-digits to begin the season.

Don't Waltz In
• When playing the Aces, its key to not take entering the paint lightly.
• On the season, Evansville has been one of the best rim protection teams in the nation, swatting an average of nine shots per game as a team.
• Individually, Abby Feit and Kodie Myszka sit inside the top 25 in total blocks with six each.

• Tickets are just $3 for Wednesday's game and can be purchased either at the Carson Center Ticket Office or the Ford Center box office.

* Kuhlman scores career-high in home victory

Evan Kuhlman drained five 3-pointers on his way to a career-high of 23 points to lift the University of Evansville men’s basketball team to a 69-58 victory over DePauw at the Ford Center on Tuesday evening.

Kuhlman’s previous scoring mark was 21 points last season against UNI.  He was 8-for-13 from the floor while connecting on five of his seven attempts from outside for the Purple Aces (2-2).  Jawaun Newton scored 15 points, hitting seven out of eight shots from inside the arc.  Shamar Givance and Noah Frederking recorded 11 points apiece.  Frederking went 3-of-4 from 3-point range while Givance led the way with seven assists.  Newton and Preston Phillips recorded six rebounds apiece.

“What I have learned is that teams like Mount St. Joseph and DePauw make you work hard for a long time.  Their offenses are very efficient, so they really test your defense,” Evansville head coach Todd Lickliter exclaimed.  “I think this was a good learning experience for us.”

Shamar Givance did it all in the first half, finishing with 6 points, 5 assists and 4 rebounds to help the Aces take a 36-35 halftime edge.  Givance assisted on the first two field goals of the night as UE hit three of its first five attempts to take an 8-4 lead.  The Tigers fought back to take their first lead of the day – 9-8 – six minutes into the game.  The third helper of the game saw Givance find Kuhlman for a basket that put UE back on top.

A tenacious DePauw squad fought back with a 10-2 run to take a 19-12 advantage midway through the opening 20 minutes.  Facing a 7-point deficit, UE began its road back with a triple by Antoine Smith Jr., but another triple by DePauw put them back up by a 26-19 tally with seven minutes on the clock.

Over the final portion of the half, the Aces were able to connect on 7 of their final 11 shots to go back in front at the break.  A 9-2 run saw UE tie it up at 28-28 inside of the 5-minute mark on a layup from Jawaun Newton.  Inside the final minute, it was Newton who gave the Aces the lead, knocking down a triple to send UE to halftime with a 36-35 lead.

DePauw retook the lead in the first possession of the second half, taking a pair of 3-point leads.  Each time they did, it was Gage Bobe finding Evan Kuhlman for a 3-pointer to tie it up.  With the score knotted at 42-42, Blaise Beauchamp hit consecutive baskets to give the Aces a 46-42 lead before Givance found Noah Frederking for a triple just past the 13-minute mark to make it a 5-point game at 49-44.

With 8:34 left in the contest, Frederking was true from outside once again, giving UE its first double figure lead at 59-48.  The Tigers did not go away quietly, closing to within six tallies, but the Aces were able to hold strong to clinch the 69-58 win and improve to 2-0 at home.  DePauw (1-2) was led by Elijah Hales’ 18 points with Grant Niego finishing with 12.

UE shot a season-high 53.8% in the victory while outrebounding the Tigers by a final of 29-23.  The Aces were credited with 16 assists while turning the ball over just eight times. 

On Saturday, the Aces will take on UCF in a 1 p.m. game at the Ford Center before traveling to the Gulf Coast Showcase in Fort Myers, Fla.


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