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Wednesday, October 5, 2022

* Demolition Notice: Hughes Hall

Questions or Concerns Regarding this Work:
Contact Mike Averett (812) 488-2050

Affected Dates:
Thursday, October 6, 2022 through
Monday, February 6, 2023

Description of Work:
A contractor will demolish Hughes Hall.

Impacts for Campus:

  • The driveway north of Hale Residence Hall will be closed during demolition activities
  • Access will be maintained around the work site

Action(s) Required:

  • Please use caution near construction crews, equipment, and activity.
  • Please follow posted signage and do not enter barricaded areas.

Thank you for your patience as we maintain our beautiful campus.
To report a facilities emergency, call (812) 488-2775

Submitted by Michael Averett

Upcoming Events

* College of Business & Engineering Speaker Series Women's Entrepreneurship Week: Lunch & Learn Panel A Celebration of Female Entrepreneurs

University of Evansville - College of Business & Engineering Speaker Series
Women’s Entrepreneurship Week: Lunch & Learn Panel
A Celebration of Female Entrepreneurs!

Tuesday, October 18th, 12:15 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Schroeder School of Business Rm 170

Join us on October 18th for a lunch and learn panel featuring successful business founders: Gayla Bell (Gayla Cakes), Emily Conley (Emily Writes Well), and Alissa Paik (Thrive Marketing Strategies). Dean Beverly Brockman will provide a short introduction into the entrepreneurial process, followed by Q&A with the panel to hear about their entrepreneurial journey and tips for success.

A Zoom option will be provided for those that would like to attend virtually. The link will be sent via email within 48 hours of the start time of the event.

Box lunch of artisan sandwich or salad and side will be provided. Please let us know if you have any dietary restrictions.

For questions or concerns please contact Nick Bragin at

Register online

Submitted by Nicholas Bragin
* Raising awareness for male sexual assault victims

Join us for a round table discussion on October 26th from 5:30-7:30 in Eykamp 251 to raise awareness about resources available for male sexual assault victims.

Submitted by Marysa Bernard
* Vanderburgh County Tox-Away Day

UE’s environmental, health and safety manager Amber Elkins would like to let the UE Community know about the 2022 Tox-Away Day planned for Saturday, October 8th. The event is from 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. at the Civic Center parking lot (Ninth and Walnut). This program is for Vanderburgh County households only. Help dispose of hazardous materials properly, so they don’t end up entering local streams and rivers.

Items accepted include "oil-based paint, solvents & thinners, pesticides, herbicides, household chemicals, motor oil, antifreeze, gasoline, auto batteries and fluids, smoke detectors, fluorescent tube lights, and pharmaceuticals at this free disposal program. No latex paint, appliances or electronics please. Please load items into you trunk or truck bed for safe unloading."

For a complete list, and for items not accepted, see the Vanderburgh County website:

Submitted by Amber Elkins
* Gender and Women's Studies Information Drop-In Session

Are you interested in GWS at UE? Learn about the Gender and Women’s Studies minor and program in time for advising week. You may have already completed courses that count towards the minor! At this informational drop-in session, you’ll be able to learn about the program from affiliated faculty and get a preview of courses that will be offered in Winter Intercession and Spring Semester (at the Evansville and Harlaxton campuses).
October 12 from 3-5pm in the atrium of SOBA.

Submitted by Sara Petrosillo
* 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 McCraney
* October Vendor Takeover: Jim Loughrie

We're kicking off our October Vendor Takeover by featuring Jim Loughrie! Jim is a beekeeper located in Boonville who makes pure, unprocessed honey. We'll be featuring his incredible product in various dining locations on campus, so be on the lookout for opportunities to sample a sweet treat this week! Also, make sure to follow our socials for updates and new events!
Instagram + Twitter: @foodatue
Facebook: UE Dining

Submitted by Ka'Bria Carr
* 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
* 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
* 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
* 2022 Flu Shots

UE will host a two-day Flu Shot Clinic for students, employees, and employees’ families. The clinic will be held in Room 251 of Eykamp Hall on the following dates:

  • Wednesday, October 12 / 7:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
  • Thursday, October 13 – 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Employees and their family members covered by UE insurance can receive a flu shot at no cost. For non-insured employees, the cost is $20 and is cash only. Payment will be due at the time of your shot. Students will also pay $20 but must pay by debit or credit card. A credit card machine will be set up for both days of the Flu Shot Clinic.

Flu shots are not required by UE but are recommended. The Flu Shot Clinic will be walk-in only. For more info, visit

Submitted by Holly Lee Smith

Info You Should Know

* No Peer Tutoring on October 9-11

As a general reminder as we come up on Fall Break this weekend, peer tutoring is not held during breaks and holidays. All tutoring sessions scheduled for Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday, are cancelled, though some sessions may be moved to later in the week next week. For the most up-to-date information, please review the tutoring schedule here:

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

Submitted by Laci Rowe
* Solution Station: Purple Posts?

Have you received a Purple Post this semester? Purple Posts are one way we support, encourage, and look out for students. If you've been doing great in a class, you might have received a Purple Post! If you're struggling in a class, you might have received one, too. That's OK - someone is trying to look out for you!

If you've received a Purple Post for any reason this semester, come by the Solution Station in Ridgway today from 11:00 AM - 12:50 PM and receive some free Purple Post-It Notes!

Haven't checked your Purple Posts lately? Use this link:

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 the issues you're facing. Let us help.

Questions? Reach out to Chad Hart / /

Submitted by Chad Hart
* UE Theatre Introduces Pay What You Can Thursdays

To make productions more accessible to everyone, the University of Evansville Theatre is introducing Pay What You Can Thursdays for the 2022–2023 season. For Thursday performances, audiences can pay anywhere from $1 to $20 for a ticket to Shanklin Theatre productions. Kicking off this initiative is the 7:30 pm, Thursday, October 14, performance of MEASURE FOR MEASURE by William Shakespeare, in a modern verse translation by Aditi Brennan Kapil.

“The price of admission should not be a barrier to experience theatre, and we hope this new program will help make UE Theatre a more vital part of the Evansville community,” says Sharla Cowden, Chair/Managing Director, UE Theatre.

To purchase tickets, visit, or call the ticket office at 812.488.2031. The ticket office hours are 12:00 to 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday

Submitted by Sharla Cowden
* People for Pollinators ChangeLab Packed Eykamp on October 1

Elyse Talley’s ChangeLab “People for Pollinators” was an important part of a successful weekend event. Elyse had the opportunity to introduce Dr. Douglas Tallamy to a room of more than 300 people as he give an illuminating talk on the importance of native plants and how every person can take steps to “put the plants back.”

Tallamy’s visit was made possible through a collaboration with ChangeLab, student groups ECO and BiSci, Vanderburgh and Warrick County Soil and Water Conservation Districts, and the Southwest Chapter of Indiana Native Plant Society.

Dr. Tallamy has published several influential books about how homeowners across the nation can take action to conserve native wildlife (including pollinators) in our own backyards. This event included a presentation, Q&A, book giveaway, and book sale and signing.

The People for Pollinators ChangeLab is a student-led community outreach initiative with a mission of educating people about the importance of native plants and pollinators so they can feel empowered to take action to support native species in their own yards. Follow People for Pollinators on Facebook at for weekly “What Native Wednesday.” This is a weekly series of posts that will highlight which native plants are the best pollinator-friendly additions to grow in your backyard, as well as which bee and butterfly friends are most attracted to them!

Submitted by Andrew Carter
* Baseball Managers Wanted

The Baseball Manager(s) report directly to the Head Baseball Coach and will be responsible for the keeping and management of daily practice charts and video, as well as assisting at practice where needed. Must be able to attend the majority of practices and games. Must be proficient in Microsoft Excel.

Submitted by Jared Morton
* 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


* UE's Own Catie Taylor Named to National Leadership Position in NACAC

Catie Taylor, Senior Associate Director of Admission in the Office of Admission, has been elected to a position of national prominence in the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC). This organization is the premier organization for admission professionals around the country, with over 25,000 members. Catie is the Immediate Past President and member of the board of Indiana’s affiliate of this national organization, the Indiana Association for College Admission Counseling (INACAC). She also serves on the Affiliate Presidents Council (APC) at the national level with NACAC.

At the NACAC Conference held in Houston, Texas this past week, Catie was elected to serve as the APC Coordinator-Elect for the council where she will serve a 3-year term, one of those years serving as a member of the NACAC Board of Directors. In this role, she will serve as the liaison between NACAC and its Affiliate Presidents, coordinating professional development opportunities, training, and the yearly LEAD events.

This is a big honor and places Catie, UE, and Indiana in a position of prominence in this significant national organization.

Congratulations and thanks for your tremendous leadership, Catie!

Submitted by Shelby Roscoe

Thank You

* Honors Program Students Volunteer at Cardio for Canines

On Saturday, October 1, students from UE’s Honors Program spent a beautiful morning walking dogs with the Cardio for Canines program at the Vanderburgh Humane Society. The volunteer efforts were coordinated by HACER, the community service branch of the Honors Program. We had an amazing turnout for this event and wish to thank the 40 students who volunteered!

Submitted by Jayme Williams
* Megan Sicard Farewell Celebration

Student life invites you to join us for a very special Megan Sicard Farewell Celebration. All are welcome to join us in celebration of Megan's service to UE and of her new journey ahead. No RSVP necessary. October 5 | 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM @ Class of '59 gallery and lounge. You are encouraged to bring a card, and to submit any photos you may have with Megan to for the SlideShow!

Submitted by Shelby Gardner


* Aces set for midweek road trip to face first-place Belmont

After a non-conference victory over Lindenwood on Saturday night, the University of Evansville men's soccer team returns to Missouri Valley Conference competition with a trip to take on new league member Belmont at 6:30 PM on Wednesday night in Nashville, Tenn.

Meeting for the first time as conference foes, Evansville and Belmont will renew their series for the 14th time when the two sides clash of Wednesday evening in Nashville. The Aces own a 10-3 advantage in the all-time series, but the Bruins captured the last meeting on Oct. 12th last season, earning a 2-1 victory. Belmont enters the Wednesday contest with just one loss on the season, a 3-0 setback to sixth-ranked Kentucky on September 2. Belmont junior Case Cox captured MVC Offensive Player of the Week honors on Tuesday, scoring a hat-trick in a 3-3 draw with UIC last weekend. The Bruins enter the match at E.S. Rose Park having gone 15 matches straight without a loss at home.

Evansville is off to one of its best starts in recent history, having suffered just two losses through eight matches, both coming to ranked opponents (No. 17 Xavier and No. 19 Missouri State). Evansville's attack through eight games in 2022 has been powered completely by international players. 12 of UE's 16 goals have been scored by players from Spain, led by Nacho Diaz's team-best seven goals on the year. The other four have been scored by junior Kai Phillip of Trinidad & Tobago (three goals) and Denmark's Oliver Hald (one goal). An unsung hero in the Aces attack, senior Carlos Barcia has been just about everywhere for Evansville. The Gijon, Spain native has scored three goals, good enough for second-best on the team, while also contributing three assists, which is also second on the team. Twice this season, Barcia has scored and assisted in the same match; first against UIW (9/3) and most recently on Saturday against Lindenwood.

Submitted by Athletics
* Kate Petrova helps UE jump in final standings

Freshman Kate Petrova shot a 3-over 73 to help the University of Evansville women’s golf team earn a 13th-place finish at the Butler Fall Invitational at Highland Country Club.

Petrova’s round on Tuesday was the lowest of the entire tournament for the Purple Aces.  Her 3-round total finished with a 234 to give her a tie for 21st.  Mallory Russell had her top performance of the event.  After opening with rounds of 79 and 83 on Monday, Russell carded a 77 in the final 18 holes.  She tied for 43rd with a 239.

Magdalena Borisova was the third Purple Aces player to record her low score of the tournament.  Borisova scored an 80 to wrap up play with a 243.  She tied for 53rd.  Allison Enchelmayer tallied an 85 in round three.  With a total of 245, she took 63rd.  Destynie Sheridan matched Enchelmayer’s effort with an 85.  Her 3-round score checked in at a 257.  Individual Carly Frazier shot an 83 on Tuesday on her way to a 253.

Following day one, the Aces were in 14th place, but a 315 was enough to rise in the standings to 13th with a 961.  Austin Peay had a stellar finish, scoring a 289 to defeat the competition by 16 strokes.  The Governors were the only team to shoot a sub-300 team round over the 54-hole tournament.  Taylor Dedmen of APSU was medalist.  With a 1-under 69, she cruised to the 6-stroke victory.

Next up for UE is the Coyote Creek Classic.  Hosted by Bradley, the tournament is set for Saturday and Sunday in Peoria, Ill.

Submitted by Athletics

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