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Tuesday, August 16, 2022

* Fall Conference Opening Session and Concurrent Sessions 2022

The opening session of the University of Evansville Fall Conference is Tuesday, August 16, beginning at 1:00 p.m. in Shanklin Theatre, Hyde Hall. Gather and reconnect with one another at 12:30 p.m. with beverages in the Matt Williams Lobby and Toyota Lounge, Hyde Hall. All faculty, staff, and administrators are welcome and encouraged to attend. Following the opening session, a ribbon cutting ceremony will be held for the New Residence Hall at 4:00 p.m. Everyone is invited to join in this celebration, which will be held in the lobby of the New Residence Hall. Appetizers and drinks will be served afterwards.

Fall Conference will continue Wednesday, August 17, with Concurrent Sessions in the Schroeder School of Business Building from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The campus community is encouraged to attend the informational sessions.

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

Please address questions to Tracey Folden at ext. 2509 or or Paula Heldt at ext. 2479 or

Submitted by Paula Heldt

Upcoming Events

* UE Symphony Orchestra Auditions

Auditions for the UE Symphony Orchestra will be August 22-23.

The audition requirements can be found at:

Audition Schedule

Monday, August 22, 2022 10:00am - 1:00pm

Tuesday, August 23, 2022 10:00am - 1:00pm

Auditions are held in Krannert Hall of Fine Arts, Room 106. Please sign up for an audition at Audition Sign up Fall 2022.xlsx

For further information, please contact Dr. Chun-Ming Chen (

Please note: Students are encouraged to sign up early, as the later dates tend to fill up first.

The first rehearsal will be Wednesday, August 24, 2022, at 6:30 PM

Submitted by Chun-Ming Chen
* UE Wind Ensemble Auditions

Auditions for the UE Wind Ensemble will be August 23-25. The UE Wind Ensemble audition will consist of prepared excerpts, 2 major scales (one in a flat key, one in a sharp key), chromatic scale (practical range of instrument), and sight reading. Excerpts can be found at:

Audition Schedule
Tuesday, August 23, 2022 2:00 - 4:00pm
Wednesday, August 24, 2022 7:00 - 9:00pm
Thursday, August 25, 2022 3:00 - 5:30pm

Auditions are held in Krannert Hall of Fine Arts, Room 103. Please sign up for an audition on the UE Bands bulletin board, across from FA 103.
For further information, please contact Dr. Kenneth Steinsultz (
Please note: Wind Ensemble will not meet on Thursday, August 25, due to auditions. Students are encouraged to sign up early, as the later dates tend to fill up first.
First rehearsal will be Tuesday, August 30, 2022

Submitted by Kenneth Steinsultz
* Save the Date - UE Majors and Minors Fair

Save the date for the UE Majors and Minors Fair on Tuesday, October 18, 2022, from 4:00 to 5:30 p.m. in Eykamp Hall.

Faculty, students, and alumni along with campus support teams will provide information about their discipline, professional outcomes, education programs, academic support, social innovation, and much more.

Watch for additional information coming soon. Contact Paula Heldt at or 812-488-2479 with questions.

Submitted by Paula Heldt

Info You Should Know

* Chick-Fil-A Open for Early Move-In

What better way to welcome you back then with Chick-Fil-A being open! Chick-Fil-A will be ready to serve you for early move-in, on August 20th, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Submitted by Ka'Bria Carr
* NEW Facilities Maintenance Work Order System going Live August 15th

University of Evansville has purchased next-generation software from Brightly Software called Asset Essentials (AE). We will be migrating to this new platform for asset and work order management. You will be using the new software to submit electronic maintenance and custodial requests in the same manner you did in (Web Advisor) Please use the info below to create your account, login and then become familiar with your role.

Please bookmark this link on your computer after you are fully logged into the system:

The NEW SYSTEM will go live for requests August 15th, so until that date, please continue to submit requests through (Web Advisor) Once Asset Essentials is live, you will no longer be able to submit requests through (Web Advisor). Please reach out to Lisa Cresci in Facilities Management:, 488-2567 if you have any questions or concerns. We look forward to serving you through the new system!

Submitted by LISA M CRESCI
* Only 4 Spots Left for Purple Patrol!

Purple Patrol is once again returning this fall! We now need your help filling up the 15 Fridays throughout the semester!

You can sign up for Purple Patrol through SignUpGenius. Join your coworkers, department, or team and volunteer for the Friday of your choosing. Please sign up for one week only so everyone has a chance to participate. Those who sign up will travel around campus on Fridays (preferably morning or lunchtime) and hand out giveaways to Aces showing their purple pride! 

If you have questions, please contact Julie Beer, university relations coordinator, at

Submitted by Julie Beer /


* Professor Rania Mousa Awarded Best Teaching Innovation Prize at the American Accounting Association Annual Conference

Associate Professor of Accounting and Mead Johnson Nutrition Endowed Chair Rania Mousa has received the Best Teaching Innovation Award for 2022 at this year’s American Accounting Association Annual Conference held in San Diego. It was given in recognition of Dr. Mousa’s instructional case, “Fraud at the Public Park Community School District,” published in the AIS Educator Journal. The award is given based on the case originality, impact, and availability of external evidence of quality. The Journal metrics indicate that the case has been downloaded 147 times since February 2021. Efficacy of the case has been tested by professors of forensic accounting, auditing, and accounting information systems courses in three different universities, teaching 118 students in total. The case has been successfully integrated into Dr. Mousa’s forensic accounting course since Fall 2018.

The instructional case study examines potentially fraudulent activities that took place in the Public Park Community School District. Students analyze potentially fraudulent incidents, identify red flags, calculate potential losses, examine deficiencies in internal controls, and suggest effective internal controls. Student feedback indicates the case increased their understanding of fraudulent activities, internal control weaknesses, and effective internal controls in the specific context of public-school districts. The findings also highlight the importance of cultivating a strong internal control environment in not-for-profit organizations engaging in fundraising activities.

The picture features the President of the Forensic Accounting Section of the American Accounting Association, Professor Chih-Chen Lee at Northern Illinois University, and Associate Professor Rania Mousa.

Submitted by Rania Mousa
* UE Jazz Band Receives International Recognition

The UE Jazz Band was recognized by the International Jazz Day (IDJ), United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization and the Herbie Hancock Institute of Jazz for their participation in the International Jazz Day 2022. The UE Jazz Band registered their performance with Diane Schuur last spring semester and it was promoted as part of the International Jazz Day events for 2022. Attached is a signed letter from Herbie Hancock.

Submitted by Timothy Zifer

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