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Thursday, September 8, 2022

Upcoming Events

* Ace Care Skele-fun Run

Ace Race is an event to raise money for Ace CARE. Ace CARE is the umbrella term for our three pro-bono student run programs, Ace+PT, ACErcise, and AceBuddies. Through these programs we are able to serve the vulnerable members of our community and to provide them with physical therapy care or wellness services. Ace+PT is an outpatient clinic for those with orthopedic injuries, while ACErcise focuses on exercise programs for individuals who have sustained neurologic injuries. Finally, AceBuddies strives to develop an exercise regime for children with varying disabilities. Student physical therapists treat our clients under the supervision of licensed physical therapists who volunteer their time and expertise to make a difference in our community.

Submitted by Caroline Haddad
* Venturing Crew Open House

Looking for an adventure? Interested in the outdoors? Want to get away from campus?

We are the group for you!

Come find out what the Venturing Crew is all about on Thursday, Sept 8th in Ridgway 251 at 6:30pm where we will be talking about our group and the exciting adventures we have planned this year.

We will be canoeing, hiking, visiting the Smokey Mountains, camping, visiting a pumpkin patch, climbing and that's just the fall semester.

Submitted by Fred Wilson
* Student Leadership Day

Join SGA and Student Engagement for a day of Leadership Fun with national leadership speaker, Jason LeVasseur on October 1st from 9am-2pm in SOBA 170! Sign up on UEngage!

Submitted by Lily A Renfro
* Interested in Learning Archery On Campus?

Have you ever been interested in learning how to shoot a bow and arrow? Well, now is your chance! Archery Club is looking for prospective students to join and shoot. If interested or if you have any questions contact Peighton Brown (pb136) or Andrew Hawkins (ah519).

Submitted by Peighton Emma Brown
* Fall Health Risk Assessment

Employee Fall Health Risk Assessments will take place September 20th-21st in Eykamp Hall from 7:00AM-10:45AM each day. Complete your health risk assessment and earn HRA credits. This health risk assessment is for UE employees and their spouses on the UE medical insurance plan. Please remember, fasting 8-10 hours is recommended. Water and Black coffee are allowed. Please take maintenance medications as prescribed, as long as they are not required to be taken with food. Please click the link below to sign up today!

Submitted by Haley Walker
* ECTE Lunch & Learn

Join us on Thursday, September 8th in the Philips Alcove (Ridgway 2nd floor) from 12:15-1:00 p.m. for two great Lunch and Learn presentations!

The annual Teaching Professor Conference affords faculty members the opportunity to explore multiple areas related to pedagogy and student engagement. Kristie Hochwender will be presenting on three or four of the most intriguing ideas she picked up from the recent conference in Atlanta, with an emphasis on specifications grading and how she’s implementing it this semester.

Omid Khormali will present on student engagement, which deals with student attention, curiosity, interest, and eagerness in the learning process and influences increasing student motivation ( This part of the talk addresses some types of student engagement with some practical engagement strategies that can be used to engage students.

Pizza and salad will be provided.

Hope to see you there!

Submitted by Stephanie Knust
* Register today for the Career Fair

Register today! Our first career event of the year is on Tuesday, September 13. The Engineering, Business, and Technology Career Fair will be held in Eykamp Hall from 1pm-3pm. Over 50 employers will be here looking to fill internship and full time positions in a wide variety of areas. Don't miss this opportunity to network with employers in your field!

Look in Handshake to see a full list of employers that will be present. This year's sponsoring employers include: Berry, BWXT, Keller Schroeder, Penske, Republic Finance, and Traylor Brothers.

Students are encouraged to register for this event in Handshake. Pre-registering will save you time at check in on the day of the event. BONUS to registering in Handshake- once you are registered, stop by the Center for Career Development to pick up professional quality resume paper and a portfolio to bring your prepared resume with you for employers.

Any questions, contact the Center for Career Development.

Submitted by Amanda Wood
* Save a Life: Give Blood to the Red Cross 9/12 in Eykamp

Meet the Need, Save a Life, Win the Challenge! UE Blood Drive Monday September 12 (Eykamp)

UE's Center for Innovation & Change has partnered with the Red Cross and Alpha Phi Omega, our Co-Ed Service Fraternity, to help meet desperate need for blood in our community. Make plans now to donate blood on Monday, September 12 anytime between 9am and 3pm! To make your appointment, go to and type "UE" in the code, or stop by the Red Cross table in Ridgway.

All participating UE staff, students, faculty, athletes and others will be entered into a drawing for a pizza party for their department / team. Please help us fill the slots and let's show up for the Red Cross!

UE only needs 19 more donors to completely fill the 9/12 Red Cross Blood drive! Thank you to all who have already signed up.

Submitted by Erin Lewis
* Employees - UE Gives Back

Graphic that reads UE gives back

The University of Evansville is excited to announce the return of UE Gives Back for employees! 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. Mark your calendars for Friday, September 30, and sign up today with the UE Gives Back Survey. With the gift of your time and talents, we can create Positively Purple change on campus!

Submitted by Jenni Sauls /
* UE Shepard Brass at Allen Family Amphitheater

The University of Evansville Music Conservatory's Shepard Brass will perform a free concert at the Allen Family Amphitheater in Newburgh Indiana on Saturday September 10th at 7:00 PM. The concert is free and open to the public. They will be featuring Baroque, Patriotic, Jazz, and Popular music on the program.

Submitted by Timothy Zifer
* AceBuddies Hosting Zoo Day on September 24

A group of zoo animals with event information

AceBuddies, a group fitness program for individuals with disabilities that is operated by Doctor of Physical Therapy students, will host AceBuddies Zoo Day on Saturday, September 24, at Mesker Park Zoo. The event will be held from 9:00 a.m. until noon and is open to 50 individuals on a first come, first served basis. To register, please visit

During the event, participants will travel to various animal exhibits where they will then complete an exercise or activity based on the animal. Each participant will be paired with one DPT student who will assist with each exercise. Participants can bring one guardian with them to Zoo Day, who will follow the group throughout the event.

The registration deadline is September 10, so parents or guardians are encouraged to sign up soon at The event is generously sponsored by the Mattingly Foundation. 

Submitted by Julie Beer /

Info You Should Know

* Academic Services "IDENTIFY YOUR WHY" Workshop postponed

Academic Services "IDENTIFY YOUR WHY" Workshop will be postponed until further notice. Please forgive us, as we have to reschedule this workshop.

Submitted by Anthony Mustafa Halmon
* Wanted: Women's Basketball Manager

The Women's Basketball team is looking for one more student manager.

You must be a full time student and available to be at practice and home games. This is a great opportunity to work with the team and staff and be a part of Ace's Athletics. Prior basketball knowledge is beneficial but not required.

If you are interested please reach out to Coach Caleb at

Submitted by Caleb Poston
* JEDI Council

The Center for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion invites employees and students to attend an information meeting for the Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (JEDI) Council on Monday, September 19, at 3:00 pm in SOBA 272.

The JEDI Council consists of teams focused on people & personnel, campus culture, student voices, policies, practices, and procedures, programming and events, funding and development, and research.

Submitted by Rob Shelby
* Fall Tutoring Is Here

Fall tutoring is here! The tutoring schedule can be found by visiting and navigating to the “Academic Peer Tutoring” tab.

Peer tutoring is a free service managed by Academic Services that is open to all current UE students. Each session is run by peer tutors—fellow students—who are familiar with the course material, having gone through it all themselves before. This is a great resource for if you have questions, want to refresh yourself on information, or even if you need a space that will help you focus on studying and other work.

If you have any questions in regards to tutoring, please direct them to Laci Rowe at / 812-488-5170 or by stopping into Academic Services (Olmsted 116)!

Submitted by Laci Rowe
* Help Academic Services Spread Good Vibes

At the University of Evansville, we are dedicated to creating and maintaining a diverse, supportive and sustainable environment for ALL students. In Academic Services, we are taking that one step further! Students are invited, and encouraged, to LEAVE a positive note or word of encouragement or TAKE one for themselves. Visit Olmsted Hall, Room 116 and help us spread good vibes! #AcademicServices #UESpreadsKindness

Submitted by Jade Shelby
* FREE, confidential HIV testing performed by Matthew 25 at the Health Center first Wednesday of every month

Matthew 25 will be conducting free, confidential HIV testing at the Student Health Center on Wednesday, September 7th from 9-11am. No appointment necessary.

Submitted by Tara Ulrich
* Passport to Inclusion Open Enrollment

The Passport to Inclusion diversity certificate program for employees of the University of Evansville is now open for enrollment for the 2022-2023 program year. If you are an employee of the University and interested in taking part in this program, please fill out this form no later than noon on Friday, September 16th:

Passport to Inclusion was developed to promote engagement with diversity and inclusion across the University of Evansville campus. The certificate program achieves this through a thoughtful curriculum that dissects contemporary issues and events facing students, faculty and staff, and the Evansville community.

If you have any questions, please email

Submitted by Abagail Christine Catania
* Positions Open for Advancement Services

The Office of Advancement Services is currently looking to hire 2 student workers for the upcoming school year.
Student workers are a part of the University Advancement team, freely sharing new ideas, holding themselves accountable for their work, and preparing themselves for a real-world work experience. The department of University Advancement has dedicated itself to aiding the student in reaching this goal. Student duties include typing, filing, copying, organizing, preparing mailings, and maintaining the alumni database with regards to email addresses, telephone number, and event attendance. Student-workers may be asked to write class notes for the UE Magazine, answer phones, and prepare name tags, labels, table tents, and supplies for events.
Applications can be downloaded from WebAdvisor. Completed applications and availability can be emailed to

Submitted by Lisa Willis
* UE Men's Basketball Manager Sign Up

Interested in doing a work study for the Men’s Basketball Team?! Job description and pay will all be on the website. Please follow the directions below to sign up and be a member of the Aces!

Scroll down to “Applying for Student Employment” and Click “WebAdvisor”

Login using your UE username and password

Click “Students” on the right-hand side

Under “Student Employment” click “Student Employment Positions Listing”

Click “Men’s Basketball Student Manager”

Click “Submit”

Submitted by Roosevelt Jones


* Deans' List

The Spring 2022 Deans' List is currently on display at the library. Congratulations!

Submitted by Meg Atwater-Singer

Sympathy to...

* Condolences to the Family of Dr. James Lott

The School of Engineering and Computer Science extends our condolences to the family of Dr. James Lewis Lott, a retired Professor of Civil Engineering (UE 1998). Dr. Lott passed away on August 30, 2022 surrounded by his family. A celebration of Jim's life will be held at 2:00 pm on Saturday, September 17, 2022 at Alexander Newburgh Chapel, 5333 State St #261, Newburgh, IN 47630. Family and friends may visit Saturday from 11:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.

More details and an obituary can be found at:

Submitted by Tonya Albright


* Shorthanded UE squad travels to Waco

Looking to gain experience against some of the top competition in the nation, the University of Evansville volleyball team travels to the Baylor Invitational in Waco, Texas.  Opening play on Friday, the Purple Aces face Colorado State and Arizona State before taking on #15 Baylor on Saturday evening.  Live stats will be available for all three matches while none of the three are set to be televised.

Long-term Goals
- This weekend, Evansville will be without the services of two of their top weapons - Alondra Vazquez and Melanie Feliciano
- Both are battling injury but are on track to return when the Aces open Missouri Valley Conference play on September 23
- In their absence, the younger players will have the opportunity to play against top competition while gaining valuable experience heading into the league slate

National Rankings
- Since the start of the 2022 season, multiple UE players have been near the top of the national statistical rankings
- Freshman Kora Ruff has accumulated 304 assists, which ranks second in the NCAA while her average of 10.13 assists per set is just outside the top 50
- Giulia Cardona continues to rack up the aces at an impressive rate - her total of 21 is third in the nation while her average of 0.70 per set is 17th
- Cardona’s 138.5 points checks in 6th nationally and her season total of 110 kills is 9th

- In each of the last three matches, Giulia Cardona has recorded 18 kills, an average of 4.5 per set over that span
- Last time out, Cardona recorded 18 kills, 6 digs and 5 aces against Tennessee State
- She has posted at least 9 kills in each of Evansville’s eight matches while her most efficient effort saw her hit .333 against USI
- Last year’s MVC leader in service aces paces the league once again with 0.70 per set and a total of 21 (3rd in the NCAA)

Picking up the Slack
- With Alondra Vazquez sidelined for the last four matches, Emilee Scheumann has stepped in and has put up the top numbers of her collegiate career
- Scheumann has five or more kills in each of the last four contests and is coming off the top performance of her Aces career, totaling 11 kills versus Tennessee State on Tuesday
- She added nine kills against Northwestern and set her top mark with 28 attacks, a number that she tied against the Tigers

Making her Presence Known
- As the season has progressed, Madisyn Steele has gotten into a nice groove both offensively and defensively
- She has posted 5+ kills in five of the eight matches thus far and checks in with an average of 1.43 per set
- On the defensive side, Steele recorded at least one block in each match and set her season mark with 5.0 total blocks against Big Ten foe Northwestern and paces UE with 0.80 per game

Rising up the Charts
- Finishing with at least 33 assists in all eight matches, freshman Kora Ruff has racked up 304 assists, which ranks second in the nation
- Her total paces all freshmen nationally and leads the MVC
- Ruff’s average of 10.13 helpers per set is second in the conference
- Her top assist tally came in the opener against Wright State where she registered 45 assists along with a season mark of 10 digs on the way to her first UE double-double and has a pair of 2-kill efforts thus far

Submitted by Athletics
* UE Women's Soccer Returns To The Road Thursday At Southeast Missouri State

The University of Evansville women’s soccer team will hit the road once again on Thursday night, as the Purple Aces will continue one of the program’s longest road trips with a visit to Cape Girardeau, Missouri to battle the Southeast Missouri State University Redhawks.  Kick-off is set for 6:05 p.m. and Thursday’s match can be seen live on ESPN+.

Evansville will enter Thursday’s contest at 1-1-2 overall and unbeaten in its last three matches.  Due to the weather cancellation of Sunday’s home match with Northern Kentucky, UE is now on the second-longest road trip in program history, as UE will go 28 days and five matches between home contests.  The program record is a seven-match, 33-day road trip which took place in 1997.

UE earned its second Missouri Valley Conference weekly award in as many weeks on Tuesday, as freshman defender Isa Valdez (Phoenix, Ariz./Desert Vista HS) was named the MVC Freshman of the Week.  Fifth-year forward Emily Ormson (Folsom, Calif./Vista del Lago HS) earned MVC Offensive Player of the Week honors the week prior.  Ormson leads UE with two goals scored this year.

Southeast Missouri State will enter Thursday’s match with a 3-3-0 record, after splitting a road trip at Colorado College (W, 2-1) and Colorado State (L, 2-0) last weekend.  Freshman goalkeeper Sophia Elfrink has excelled in goal for the Redhawks, as she has posted an 87.2 percent save percentage and a 1.00 goals-against-average, playing every minute so far this year.  Junior forward Megan Heisserer leads the SEMO offense with two goals on the season.

Evansville knocked off SEMO, 1-0, last September in Evansville on a goal by current senior Kristen Harvey.

Submitted by Athletics

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