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Thursday, September 22, 2022

Upcoming Events

* Employees - Sign Up Now for UE Gives Back

Our UE Gives Back event is quickly approaching! UE Gives Back provides employees with an opportunity to step away from their desks and come together to refresh our campus! 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. UE Gives Back is Friday, September 30, and we hope to see you there! Please register using this link Registration. Thank you!

Submitted by Jenni Sauls
* Bestselling Author to Present on Native Plants

We are very pleased to announce that Dr. Douglas Tallamy will be presenting on October 1, 2022, 6:00 p.m. in Eykamp Hall, Ridgway University center.

Join New York Times Best Seller author Dr. Douglas Tallamy to learn how the small actions we take as individuals can make a big environmental impact. Sponsored by the Warrick and Vanderburgh County Soil and Water Conservation Districts and the Southwest Chapter of Indiana Native Plant Society in collaboration with the University of Evansville's People for Pollinators ChangeLab and the Environmental Concerns Organization (ECO).

Doug Tallamy is Professor of Agriculture and Natural Resources for the Department of Entomology and Wildlife Ecology at the University of Delaware. His first book, Bringing Nature Home, awakened thousands of readers to an urgent situation: wildlife populations are in decline because the native plants they depend on are fast disappearing. His solution? Plant more natives. In his second book, Nature's Best Hope, Tallamy takes the next step and outlines his vision for a grassroots approach to conservation. In his latest book, The Nature of Oaks, he is turning his advocacy to one of the most important species of the plant kingdom—oak trees.

This is a free event that is open to the public. Space is limited and registration is required. Register online at

Submitted by Andrew Carter
* Alumni Zoom Lecture: Archaeology of Enslaved and Free Labor in Maryland

Please join us for our next installment in the UE Archaeology and Art History Alumni Lecture Series Wednesday, September 21 at 7:00 P.M. CST via Zoom. Dr. Rob Wanner, Archaeologist/GIS Technician, EAC/Archaeology, Inc. (UE Archaeology '03) will give a lecture titled, "Investigating the labor force behind Catoctin Furnace, Maryland." Although there is a long history of archaeology at Catoctin Furnace, a historic ironmaking village in western Maryland, only in the last decade have investigations begun to focus on the lives of free and enslaved workers who toiled there from day to day over 150 years.

Register online

Submitted by Alan Kaiser
* Business Majors & Certificates Fair

The Schroeder Family School of Business Administration is hosting a Business Majors & Certificates Fair on Tuesday, September 27 from 12:15 - 1:15pm.

This event is a great opportunity for you to learn more about the majors and certificates offered in SOBA, connect with faculty, and learn more about career pathways related to different majors.

Chick-Fil-A will be provided while supplies last. In order to ensure enough lunch is ordered, please RSVP on Handshake by 9/22/2022:

Submitted by Nick Bragin
* Electronic Recycling Saturday at the Civic Center

Did you know that the Vanderburgh District contracts with C&I Electronics to conduct a fall electronic recycling drop-off at the Civic Center parking lot (9th & Walnut Street)? The 2022 fall electronic recycling day is Saturday, September 24 from 8:00 am – 12 pm. More information is available at

During the fall 2022 Vanderburgh Co. recycling day, a variety of electronic materials will be accepted at no charge. The items will include, but are not limited to computers and computer related equipment, laptops, printers, scanners, TVs, DVD players, DVR devices, digital cameras and fax machines.

Copy machines and appliances, including microwaves, will not be accepted. This program is for Vanderburgh County households only. Items from businesses will not be accepted.

Submitted by Amber Elkins
* Blair Doneske to Speak to Students Interested in Computer Science

To honor the formation of the Association for Computer Science, the Computer Science department has invited Blair Doneske from IBM to speak to students and others interested in Computer Science. The presentation will be Thursday, September 22, at 6 p.m. in Koch Center room 133. Mr. Doneske will be talking about the "roles in the tech industry and the skills needed for those jobs." All are invited.

Submitted by Bruce Mabis
* Sigma Alpha Iota Informal Recruitment

Informal Recruitment for Sigma Alpha Iota, a music fraternity for women and non-binary individuals, is taking place Tuesday, September 20th through Thursday, September 22nd. This is an opportunity to learn about SAI, meet other music lovers, and enjoy fun events with other students! We will be partnering with Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, our neighboring music fraternity on campus, on Tuesday and Thursday. The event date and times are:

Tuesday, September 20th: 6pm in New Hall Courtyard (outdoor area)

Wednesday, September 21st: 8:45pm in Grabill Lounge (basement of Neu Chapel)

Thursday, September 22nd: 7pm at Franklin Lanes (bowling)

During all of these events, we will provide you with any and all information you want to know about being in SAI. These events will be very low-key, social events to get to know other music lovers on campus. Come to any or all of the events that you would like, we look forward to meeting you!

For more information about Sigma Alpha Iota or our recruitment events, please email President Allison Enchelmayer ( or Vice President Membership Emma Fergus (

Submitted by Allison Enchelmayer
* Island BBQ

Come catch a wave in The Eatery on Thursday, September 22 for an Island BBQ! Delicious food, mocktails, and island vibes galore!

Submitted by Ka'Bria Carr
* 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
* Department of Art Alumni Exhibition Returns

The Department of Art is pleased to announce the return of the UE Art Alumni Exhibition in the Melvin Peterson Gallery.  Twenty alumni from around the country are participating in this exhibition.  The artworks range from painting, sculpture, ceramics, batik, alcohol ink, and mixed media.  All artwork is for sale and a portion of the sales will go to the establishment of an Art Scholarship.  We welcome the entire community to visit the exhibition and support the

Department of Art as we welcome these alumni to campus.  Some of these students you may even remember.
The Exhibition opens September 6 and runs through October 15.  There is a public reception on Thursday, September 8 at 6:30 pm to celebrate the artists.  We hope to see you there.

Melvin Peterson Gallery hours are:
Monday, Tuesday, and Friday 12-3
Wednesday and Thursday 12-6
Saturday 12-3

Submitted by Carol McCraney

Info You Should Know

* Flag Football Refs Needed! $9 Per Game

Intramural Flag Football is coming up, and we need people to help us referee the games! Earn up to $9.00 per game, no experience necessary. Referee trainings will be on Tuesday September 27th, and Wednesday September 28th at 5:00pm. If you are interested or have any questions, email Josh Isaacs at for more information! We hope to see you out there!

Submitted by Joshua Isaacs
* Late Start ChangeLab - History of the UE African-American Alumni Association

Calling all student historians! If you are looking for a late start course this semester, consider joining this ChangeLab to document and preserve a vital piece of UE history. CHG310-03 students will research and record the history of the UE African-American Alumni Association. This work may ultimately be collected as part of a published book. Please contact this ChangeLab's Coach, Prof. Watez Phelps, with any questions at

Submitted by Derek Jones
* Juniors and Seniors Apply to Graduate

It's that time! Be sure to apply to graduate via Self-Service.

Submitted by Kelsey Gordon
* 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


* MVC releases 2022-23 women's basketball conference slate

It's beginning to feel like basketball season as the Missouri Valley Conference has released the conference slate for the 2022-23 women's basketball season.

With the addition of new league members Belmont, UIC, and Murray State and the departure of Loyola-Chicago, teams are left with a 20-game conference schedule as opposed to the 18-game slate they had become accustomed to with the former 10-team league. This results in a schedule that features home-and-homes with nine opponents and single contests against two opponents.

For the first time since the 2017-18 campaign, Evansville will open conference play at home, welcoming Missouri State and SIU into Meeks Family Fieldhouse on December 29th and 31st, respectively. The first conference road trip of the season takes the Aces to Valparaiso on January 5th and new league member UIC on January 7th, a place UE has not played since 2017.

The Battle of 41 comes to Meeks Family Fieldhouse on January 11th when Indiana State comes to town before the schedule showcases the first of its changes as part of the 20-game format. On January 15th, Evansville will play UNI at home with a 6 PM tip-off, but does not play Drake at home, meaning the Aces will make a trip to Des Moines later in the year to face Drake, but will not travel to face UNI as part of the single-game sets against the two Iowa schools.

It's back on the road for the Aces on January 20th with a trip to Peoria, Ill. to face Bradley and new head coach Kate Popovec-Goss and the Braves, who Evansville split the series with a season ago. The trip to central Illinois concludes on January 22 in Normal, Ill. against the Illinois State Redbirds.

Two new league members in Murray State and Belmont come to town in the final weekend of January. On January 27th, Evansville continues what has been a yearly meeting with the Racers, following a tough 85-77 setback to Murray State last season. As frequently as Evansville and Murray State have squared-off, the opposite could be said about fellow newcomer Belmont. In what will be just the third all-time meeting between the two sides and the first since 1998, Belmont makes the trip to Meeks for a matchup on January 29th.

The longest road trip of the season begins on the first day of February for the Aces, beginning with the return trip in the rivalry with Indiana State on February 1st, followed by the aforementioned haul to face Drake on February 4th. Evansville's first conference road trips to Belmont and Murray State close-out the road swing on February 10th and 12th.

Evansville comes back to Meeks Family Fieldhouse for four of its final six contests of the regular season, beginning with a home weekend against UIC and Valparaiso on February 17th and 19th. The Aces close-out the road portion of the regular season on February 23rd and 25th at Missouri State and SIU. Finally, UE brings the regular season to an end at home, welcoming Illinois State on March 2nd and hosting Bradley on March 4th.

Regular-season play culminates with Hoops in the Heartland (March 9-12), as all 12 teams will compete in the MVC Tournament at Vibrant Arena at The MARK in Moline, Illinois.

Tickets can be purchased online at, by calling the UE Ticket Office at 812-488-2237, or by visiting the ticket office inside the Carson Center from 8:30 AM - 5 PM, Monday through Friday.

Submitted by Athletics
* Track & Field To Conduct Open Tryouts October 12-13

The University of Evansville track & field program will conduct open tryouts for current UE students interested in trying out for the team on Wednesday, October 12 and Thursday, October 13.

Tryouts are open to full-time UE students (currently enrolled in 12 credit hours or more).  Interested individuals must register with the NCAA Eligibility Center, and medical paperwork must be filled out through the UE Athletic Training staff, located in Carson Center.  Proof of health insurance coverage, and a sickle cell test and updated physical must also have been completed in the past three months.  There will be two time slots (7 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.) each day available for tryouts.

Anyone interested in trying out should contact Associate Head Coach Kaisha Weeks at to schedule a tryout time.  Anyone with questions can also contact UE Director of Cross Country/Track & Field Brooks LeCompte via email at  Deadline for sign-ups is Monday, October 10.

Submitted by Athletics

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