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Thursday, September 29, 2022

* Oval Closure

The Front Oval will be closed to all vehicle traffic on Friday, September 30. The closure is being done to ensure the safety of the volunteers who will be re-painting curbs as part of UE Gives Back Day. The oval will re-open later in the day once the painting work has been completed.

Submitted by Michael Averett

Upcoming Events

* Save the Date - Campus Speaker to Discuss Racial Bias in Health Care

The campus community is invited to attend the Honors Program common read speaking event, a presentation by author Linda Villarosa, on Monday, October 24 at 6:00pm in Eykamp Hall. Ms. Villarosa will be discussing her recently published book, Under the Skin: The Hidden Toll of Racism on American Lives and on the Health of Our Nation, which was the common read for Honors Program freshmen this year.

We hope you will join us for this enlightening presentation. If you’d like to read Under the Skin in advance, copies are on reserve at the library.

About the book and author:

Journalist Linda Villarosa is a contributing writer for The New York Times Magazine, where she covers race, inequality and public health.

Under the Skin is a landmark book that tells the full story of racial health disparities in America by revealing the toll racism takes on individuals and public health. In this book, Villarosa lays bare the forces in the American health-care system and in American society that cause Black people to “live sicker and die quicker” compared to their white counterparts. Study after study of medical settings show worse treatment and outcomes for Black patients. Black people live in dirtier, more polluted communities due to environmental racism and neglect from all levels of government. And, most powerfully, Villarosa describes the new understanding that coping with the daily scourge of racism ages Black people prematurely. Anchored by unforgettable human stories and offering incontrovertible proof, Under the Skin is, according to Oprah Daily, “perhaps one of the most important and thought-provoking publications of the year.”

Villarosa is a graduate of the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY, where she is an associate professor and journalist in residence. She also teaches journalism, English and Black Studies at the City College of New York.


Submitted by Jayme Williams
* ECTE – Lunch Bunch

The Eykamp Center for Teaching Excellence invites faculty and staff to its monthly Lunch Bunch––informal lunches––this fall.

Come and gather for Lunch Bunch this Thursday, September 29th from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the Phillips Study Alcove in Ridgway (2nd floor). We’ll have chips & salsa, and you can bring your own lunch or get lunch downstairs in Ridgway. No need to RSVP. Stay as little or as long as your schedule allows. There is no agenda or presentation for these gatherings. Lunch Bunch is a way to offer faculty and staff a common place to get together. We hope to see you there!

Submitted by Diana Rodriguez Quevedo
* CDEI Presents: Keynote Speaker

The Center for Diversity Equity and Inclusion, invites everyone to a virtual keynote with Ida Balderrama- Trudell the current Director of Equity & Innovation at the Overture Center for the Arts in Madison, Wisconsin.

This keynote address serves for both Hispanic Heritage Month (9/15-10/15) AND PRIDE Month @ UE (October)! The University of Evansville celebrates October's LGBTQ+ History Month as PRIDE Month @ UE with celebrations, trainings, and other programs!

We are excited to welcome Ida (virtually) to our campus to share her experiences as an individual with intersectional identities!

Please register for the Keynote using this link:

You can find Ida's Bio below! We look forward to seeing you all virtually on October 5th!

Ida Balderrama-Trudell, M.S. is an experienced social justice, diversity, equity, and inclusion professional with over 20 years of experience in higher education spaces. In her roles, she has worked with students in pre-college, undergraduate, and graduate realms and has been integral to transitions in a variety of student affairs units at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. During her time at UW, Ida served in inaugural roles, on committees and groups that support social justice efforts, and as a champion for women of color in education. Her identities as a queer Latina, mom, partner, and Girl Scout leader are integral to her work in DEI and she is never afraid to have the hard conversations.

She has created, facilitated, and participated in a wide variety of workshops, trainings, and conferences related to social justice, diversity, equity, and inclusion during her tenure at UW-Madison and in her current role with Overture Center for the Arts. Ida has served as a special assistant and chief of staff to senior leadership, director of multiple centers/departments, an advisor, and a student. Her approach to DEI and social justice is rooted in human development and growth mindset.

Ida is currently completing her EdD in Student Affairs Administration from UW-LaCrosse, her dissertation is titled, “Self-care, Wellbeing, and Mentoring related to transitions: Experiences of Womxn of Color in Student Affairs”. She is also an avid reader, lover of all kinds of music and nature, mom to two amazing young women, and partner to a local business owner.

Submitted by Abagail Catania
* Music and Food

The Greater Lincolnshire Neighborhood Association (GLNA) will be hosting their 6th annual Front Porch Festival. The GLNA neighborhood is only blocks away from the UE campus (College Highway and S. Willow Road). The festival will feature over 20 music groups and have numerous food trucks throughout the neighborhood. See the attached map for more detailed information. A great way to spend your Sunday afternoon and evening.

Submitted by Timothy Zifer
* Rock for Riley Y2K

Phi Mu Delta Lambda is hosting the annual Rock for Riley lip syncing competition for the first time since COVID hit! We are searching for teams daring and willing to lip sync and dance to some music from the Year 2000! Email if interested!

Submitted by Micah Jesus
* Annual Chili Bowl Sale Planned for October 20

The annual Chili Bowl Sale at the University of Evansville, hosted by the UE Clay Club and Department of Art, is planned for October 20 from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. The event will be set up on the East Terrace Lawn, outside of Ridgeway University Center, on UE’s campus. The rain location for the event is Eykamp Hall, Ridgway University Center.

The UE Clay Club will be partnering with Chartwells again this year for the chili. It has been a hit in the previous years.

For $10, customers can buy a one-of-a-kind ceramic bowl and fill it with chili. Lidded containers will be available for those who prefer not to put chili in their newly purchased bowls.

Larger bowls ranging from $15-$100 will also be for sale during the event.

The bowls are being made this year by members of the UE Clay Club, faculty, alumni, and community members.

Part of the proceeds from the sale will be donated to a local food organization to assist with fighting hunger. The rest will go to the UE Clay Club to be used to fund attendance at conferences, visiting artists, and studio/gallery visits.

Submitted by Carol L McCraney
* University of Evansville Theatre Presents MEASURE FOR MEASURE

The University of Evansville Theatre opens their fall 2022 season with William Shakespeare’s MEASURE FOR MEASURE, in a modern verse translation by Aditi Brennan Kapil, in an ongoing collaboration with Play On! Shakespeare. Being presented on the UE campus for the first time ever, this production opens at 7:30 pm, Friday, September 30, in Shanklin Theatre. Additional performances are at 7:30 p.m., on October 1, 6, 14, 15, and at 2:00 p.m., on October 16. This 400-year-old tale could be “ripped from the headlines” of today’s world, as it examines themes central to human nature and our paradoxical relationship to justice and mercy. With all its high-spirited bawdiness, this tragicomedy reveals what can happen when sex, religion, and politics collide.

MEASURE FOR MEASURE is directed by Visiting Assistant Professor Stacey Yen. Rebecca Conaway, a senior theatre studies major from Wellsburg W. Va., serves as the associate director; Associate Professor Eric Renschler ’83, serves as the scenic designer; Assistant Professor Sarah J. Smith is the costume designer; Jamey Pearson, a junior design and technology major from Moody, Texas, is the lighting designer; Maya Barry, a sophomore stage management major from Marietta, Ga., serves as the sound designer; Devyn Jolgren, a junior performance major from Louisville, Ky., is the dramaturg; Zoe Paraskevopoulos, a senior stage management major from Flower Mound, Texas, is the stage manager, and Assistant Professor Mitchell L. Critel serves as the technical director.

The cast features McAllister Reed Stowell, a senior performance major from Lakewood, Colo., as Duke; Tatiana Robledo, a junior performance major from Houston, Texas, as Escalus; Adam Techmanski, a sophomore performance major from Richmond, Texas, as Angelo; Delaney Ross, a sophomore performance major from Keller, Texas, as Isabella; Alijah Roberson, a first-year performance major from Atlanta, Ga., as Claudio; Aibhlinn Rose, a senior performance major from Clackamas, Ore., as Juliet; Garrett Hale, a junior performance major from Haslet, Texas, as Lucio; Jacovia Young, a first-year performance major from Houston, Texas, as Provost; Sarah Tuma, a sophomore performance major from Henderson, Ky., as Mariana; Christina Tinde Jesenski, a junior performance major from Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif., as Mistress Overdone; Jeff Parkinson, a senior performance major from Mercer Island, Wash., as Pompey; Jack Cory, a senior performance major from Southlake, Texas, as Elbow; Antonio Corte?s Roma?n, a first-year performance major from Metepec, Mexico, as Froth; Drake J. Susuras, a junior performance major from Broomfield, Colo., as Friar Thomas; Umbra Person, a first-year performance major from Jonesboro, Ga., as Francisca; Gavin Ramirez, a first-year performance major from McKinney, Texas, as Abhorson; Benjamin Bravard, a senior performance major from Batavia, Ohio, as Barnardine; J. Kenneth Guzman, a first-year performance major from Brighton, Colo., as First Gentleman; Hauson Anderson, a first-year performance major from Columbia, Md., as Second Gentleman; Trace Levens, a first-year performance major from Bryan, Texas, as Officer; Josie Madzik, a first-year theatre studies major from Howell, Mich., as Officer; Arturo Quepons, a first-year performance major from San Antonio, Texas, as Duke’s Attendant; Andrea Vargas, a first-year performance major from Missouri City, Texas, as Duke’s Attendant; and William Cooper Sanders, a first-year performance major from Jeffersonville, Ind., as Angelo’s Attendant.

In following industry standards, as established by the Broadway League, all audience members must remain masked during the performance. It is our hope that these restrictions will allow our student actors to safely perform unmasked.

Adult ticket prices are $20 and $18 for senior adults, UE employees, and non-UE students. UE students may obtain one free student rush ticket beginning at 12 p.m. on the day of the performance they wish to attend. In addition, UE Theatre is excited to introduce a new “Pay What You Can” initiative. Every Thursday evening performance in Shanklin Theatre is available for any person to pay any price that best fits their budget.

Season subscriptions for the 2022–2023 Shanklin Theatre season are also available and are $50 for an adult subscription and $44 for a discount subscription. This three-play season includes MEASURE FOR MEASURE, the smash–hit musical CABARET, and the hilarious NOISES OFF. A May Studio Theatre Discovery Package can be purchased for $18 and includes CIRCLE MIRROR TRANSFORMATION and THE MOORS. Subscriptions may be purchased by calling the ticket office at 812.488.2031, Monday through Friday, 12:00 to 5:00 p.m. Single tickets may be purchased online at or by calling the ticket office at 812.488.2031.

Submitted by Sharla Cowden
* Majors and Minors Fair

The Majors and Minors Fair is open to all students on Tuesday, October 18, from 4:00 - 5:30 p.m. in Eykamp Hall.

Thinking about changing or adding a major or minor? This is your chance to network with faculty, current students, and alumni from academic departments as well as student support services. Learn more about the classes, research opportunities, internships, and career outcomes.

For more information, contact

Submitted by Paula Heldt
* Employee Fall Healthier Behavior Challenge

The UE Summer Healthy Behavior challenge is still in progress, but we will soon switch up the pace with our Fall Healthy Behavior Challenge! Introducing the Fall Into Fitness Step Challenge! Join us as we "Fall Into Fitness" for 5 weeks! The Fall season is here and we are walking our way to wellness! Earn a one-time $150 in HRA credits (if you are NOT participating in the Summer Healthy Behavior Challenge) for successfully completing the challenge!

This challenge will begin October 10th - November 13th. Follow the link below to sign up!! A link to submit your weekly steps will be emailed to you at the start of the challenge. See the flyer for additional information!


Submitted by Taylor Kollak

Info You Should Know

* Julie Beer Appointed Assistant Director of Marketing and Communications

Julie Beer has recently taken on a new role at UE as Assistant Director for the Department of Marketing and Communications. She first joined the University nearly two and a half years ago (June 2020) as University Relations Coordinator.

Julie is currently enrolled in the Master of Science in Leadership program at UE and will graduate this December.

"I'm so thankful to work at UE and be able to take on this new role," Julie said. "I'm really looking forward to developing new and existing connections across our campus and growing in my abilities to support the UE community."

Submitted by Holly Smith /
* Mobile Mammography for UE Employees

Submitted by Lori A LeDuc
* New Counselor

Counseling Services would like to introduce Erin Baum, LSW to the Counseling Team. Erin is the new Disability Services Counselor. She will be working with both Counseling Services and Disability Services to provide support to our students. We are very happy to have Erin join us!

Submitted by Sarah O'Leary
* Athletic Training Adds Performing Arts to Clinical Site Opportunities

The Master of Science in Athletic Training (MSAT) program at UE has added Mercy Health Hospital in Cincinnati as a new site for immersive clinical education. With this location, students in the program now have the opportunity to work in a performing arts environment with the Cincinnati Ballet. The rotation is already available for students completing clinicals this fall, and it will continue into the coming semesters.

Adding Mercy Health Hospital will provide a new avenue for clinical rotations, as MSAT students haven’t previously been able to work with performing arts.

In addition to Mercy Health Hospital in Cincinnati, UE also has partnerships with other universities and organizations across the nation. Current locations include Kentucky Wesleyan College, Louisville City Football Club, Northwestern University, University of Florida, Vanderbilt University, and Western Kentucky University. Classes can be completed online, so there are no geographic restrictions when it comes to a student’s rotations.

Submitted by Julie Beer /
* Spring Housing Cancellation Deadline

The deadline for students to cancel their 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 (if already approved for Harlaxton or study abroad, you do not need to do anything to cancel your housing for the spring semester)
  • In an internship, co-op, or clinical outside of the Evansville area
  • Moving into a fraternity house (for the spring semester)
  • 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 at -

For more information, please contact the Office of Residence Life.

Submitted by Brian Conner
* Student Accounts Closing Soon at Bookstore

Do you still need textbooks for your courses and plan to get them from the campus bookstore, paying with your student account? You need to do it soon, as student accounts are closing at the end of September!

Friday, September 30th is the last day to charge to your account. Unless we receive special permission from Financial Services to reopen your account after that date, you will not be able to use it for the rest of the semester.

*Please note that students on Athletic Scholarship have until Friday, October 28th to make any final purchases.

Submitted by Becky Lamont


* Archaeology Alumna Publishes on Research with UE Students

Congratulations to Department of Archaeology alumna Dr. Meg Hagseth for publishing an article about her analysis of several ancient lamps owned by the Evansville Museum of Arts, History, and Science. Dr. Hagseth worked with UE archaeology students during the spring of 2021 to create 3D virtual models of the museum's lamp collection using a process called photogrammetry. While creating the models, Dr. Hagseth discovered fingerprints that were nearly two millennia old. The article can be found in the latest edition of the journal Collections.

Submitted by Alan Kaiser
* Dr. Payal Patel-Dovlatabadi Receives Rotary's 20 Under 40 Award

On Wednesday evening, the Evansville Rotary presented the 20 Under 40 Awards to the Class of 2022. These awards recognize local individuals who demonstrate leadership within the community. Congratulations to Dr. Payal Patel-Dovlatabadi, Associate Professor of Public Health, who was named to the list! 

Dr. Patel-Dovlatabadi poses with a group of UE employees

Submitted by Julie Beer /
* Dr. Matsel Presents for American Academy of Sports Physical Therapy

Dr. Kyle Matsel, DPT associate professor and director of sports residency, presented his PhD dissertation research "How to implement field expedient arm care screening to identify risk factors in baseball players," at the American Academy of Sports Physical Therapy (AASPT) annual meeting in Indianapolis. He was joined by his PhD committee chairs Dr. Tim Uhl and Terry Malone. UE DPT student Zac Blaydes and alum Meghan Lucskowski, DPT '20 were also in attendance.

Submitted by Jennifer Simon


* UE women enjoy best day at Red Sky Classic

Wednesday’s third round of the Golfweek Red Sky Classic saw the University of Evansville women’s golf team record its lowest team score of the event at Red Sky Golf Club.

All five UE players recorded their lowest score of the tournament.  Earning the top finish for the Purple Aces was Mallory Russell.  Lowering her score in each round, the junior posted a 74 in the third round of 18.  Her tally of 230 tied her for 73rd.  Alyssa McMinn carded the low round of the day for UE.  A 1-over 73 put her final total at 233.  She tied for 76th.

Allison Enchelmayer scored a 79 on Wednesday.  Her final tally checked in at a 244.  Five behind her was Carly Frazier.  A solid round of 77 saw her 3-day total finish with a 249.  Caitlin O’Donnell rounded out the scoring with an 89 in the final 18.

Pepperdine clinched the individual and team championships.  Their score of 846 saw them cruise to a 15-stroke victory over Kennesaw State.  Lion Higo was medalist with a 206, defeating teammate Lauren Gomez by three strokes.  UE wrapped up the event in the 20th position.

On Monday, UE opens the Butler Fall Invitational in Indianapolis.

Submitted by Athletics

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