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Friday, November 4, 2022

* FREE TICKETS for Students and Faculty/Staff for Sunday Men's Soccer MVC Championship Match

The University of Evansville men's soccer team hosts a MVC Championship quarterfinals match against SIUE at 2 PM on Sunday, November 6th at Arad McCutchan Stadium on campus. We need the full support of our students and faculty, staff, and administration as we look to progress in the postseason!

Free tickets are available for students, faculty, and staff!

Submitted by Michael Robertson
* Groundbreaking Rescheduled

The groundbreaking for Lincoln Commons on November 17, 2022, will be rescheduled to spring 2023. More details to follow early next year.

Submitted by Holly Smith

Upcoming Events

* Next Week: Celebrate First-Generation Aces

Calling all First-Generation College Students - current students, faculty, and staff!

Next week we celebrate and recognize those Aces who are first-generation college students here at the University of Evansville, and the success of all of the faculty, staff, and administration who were themselves first-generation college students once upon a time.

National First-Generation College Celebration day is Tuesday, November 8 and Ace Scholars will be in Ridgway University Center from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM talking about UE's first-generation student organization and handing out first-generation swag and giveaways. Celebrate with us and look for our table!

On Friday, November 11 at 4:00 PM, Ace Scholars and the Office of Retention will be hosting a First-Generation Mixer, where all First-Generation Aces - current students, faculty, staff, and administration - can all connect together, network, and enjoy some free refreshments and some festive fall treats. Come and join us in the Class of 59' Gallery on the second floor of Ridgway University Center.

If you were among the first in your family to go to college, or will be the among the first in your family to earn a 4 year degree, come celebrate with us next week! We've all come a long way as we move forward in our futures.

Chad Hart /

Submitted by Chad Hart
* Virtual Talk with an FBI Forensic Accountant

Rania Mousa, Associate Professor of Accounting and Mead Johnson Nutrition Endowed Chair in Business, would like to invite students to attend an upcoming virtual talk with a guest speaker from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). The FBI’s mission is to protect the American people and uphold the Constitution of the United States. It is an intelligence-driven and threat-focused national security organization with both intelligence and law enforcement responsibilities. It is also the principal investigative arm of the U.S. Department of Justice.

The guest speaker is Forensic Accountant, L. Chris Knight. Agent Knight entered on duty with the FBI Detroit Field Office in October 2004 after working two years at a regional public accounting firm. In October 2006, he transferred to the FBI Indianapolis Field Office’s White-Collar Crime squad where he is assigned as a Forensic Accountant. In this role, he is responsible for the review and analysis of financial evidence received in support of criminal and national security investigations. In addition to working at the FBI, he is an adjunct professor at Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business in Bloomington and Indiana University-East, where he teaches courses in Fraud Examination and Forensic Accounting.

Mr. Knight graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with concentrations in Accounting and Legal Studies from Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business. Additionally, he earned a Master of Science degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Cincinnati. He is a licensed State of Indiana Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE).

Day: Monday, November 7th
Time: 4:00-6:00 pm
Virtual Talk Link:

Submitted by Dr. Rania Mousa
* Save the Date: Winter on Walnut

Save the date for our annual Winter on Walnut! It will be held on Friday, December 2, from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Digital graphic of Winter on Walnut with snowflakes and penguins

More information will be released at a later date, but the campus community and alumni can expect:

  • Food and sweet treats
  • Purple Santa
  • Ice skating
  • Train
  • Carriage rides at the front oval
  • Lighting of the Christmas tree
  • Caroling
  • Candlelight Vespers - 7:00 p.m. in Neu Chapel

Mark your calendars so you don't miss out on this evening of fun!

Submitted by Julie Beer /
* Clothing Drive for Hangers

The students of LEAD Forward are hosting a clothing drive for Hangers. Hangers is a resource for EVSC that provides students in need with clothing and other necessities. This program serves thousands of students each year. If you would like to make a donation, please drop the listed items off at the donation bin most convenient for you! All locations are listed on the flyer. Thank you!

Submitted by Maggie Newcomb
* Kent Parker speaks on being an Engineer and an Entrepreneurial Success - November 10

Kent Parker '83

University of Evansville - College of Business & Engineering Speaker Series
The Cross-Functional Fusion of Business & Engineering: Perspectives from an Engineer on Entrepreneurial Success

Thursday, November 10th, 6:00 p.m.
Schroeder School of Business Rm 170

Kent Parker is a business executive, entrepreneur, investor and engineer whose talent and passions have led to leadership positions in a wide range of industries, including business commerce network, software, and supply management services as well as manufacturing, strategic sourcing, and program management.

Reception and networking to follow.

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.

For questions or concerns please contact Nick Bragin at

Register for this event.

Submitted by Nicholas Bragin
* SAA - Lunchbox Trivia

SAA Social Committee invites you to

Lunchbox Trivia!!!

Thursday, November 10th
12:00 – 1:00pm
Eykamp 252

Pack your lunches and test your knowledge!

There will be a total of five categories including UE/Harlaxton, Holidays, 90’s, Movies, and Veteran’s Day! Winning team will receive treats for their office and bragging rights.

Teams of up to 4 may register with Lori LeDuc at
Individuals wishing to participate that do not have a team will be assigned one at the event.

Submitted by Rebecca Oates
* "Hopeless Resistance in Eastern Europe" is topic of Fiddick Lecture

Distinguished Indiana University Historian Padraic Kenney to deliver 2022 Fiddick Lecture on "Why Hopeless Resistance Matters. Lessons from Eastern Europe”

The University of Evansville’s Department of History, Politics, and Social Change is proud to welcome Dr Padraic Kenney for the 20th annual Thomas C. Fiddick Memorial Lecture. The Lecture will be in Eykamp Hall in the Ridgway University Center at UE on Friday November 4 at 7pm. The event is free and open to the public.

In the decades from 1974 to 2014, dozens of opposition movements around the world brought about real political change. But in the more recent past, resistance in Russia, Iran, Hong Kong and elsewhere seems to have had little effect. In this lecture, Professor Padraic Kenney will draw insights from successful revolutionary movements in Eastern Europe, especially in the 1980s, but also more recent social mobilization in Ukraine, to consider what political resistance is and why it can work. At the same time, though, he will consider how conditions have become less conducive to the success of resistance.

Padraic Kenney is a Professor of both History and International Studies at Indiana University, where he teaches courses on global democracy movements and revolutions, communism, and Polish and Eastern European History. He is the author of six books, including Dance in Chains: Political Imprisonment in the Modern World (Oxford, 2017) and A Carnival of Revolution: Central Europe, 1989 (Princeton, 2002). In 2016, he was President of the Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ASEEES). Before coming to Indiana University in 2007, he taught at the University of Colorado. He was educated at Harvard University, the University of Toronto, and the University of Michigan.

Submitted by James MacLeod

Info You Should Know

* New Hall Openings for Spring 2023

Interested in living in New Hall for the spring semester? The Office of Residence Life has spaces available in New Hall. 4 pod units are available for a group of 4 students or there are individual spaces within pods available. If you are interested, email Brian Conner, bc32, by November 18 for more information.

Submitted by Brian Conner
* We the People Volunteers Needed

UE is once again proud to host the Southern Regional Competition for We the People: The Citizen & the Constitution. On Wednesday, 11/9, we will welcome 8 schools (both high school and middle school) to campus as they work to earn a place at Indiana's State Finals. We need volunteers for the following shifts. If interested and available, email Erin Lewis at or text 812-449-1044. No experience needed for any shift!

Shift 1: 8:30am - 9:45am - Greeter (4 needed): Stand outside SOBA on the circle and Rotherwood sides, welcome the teams as they arrive and help them get to their classrooms. Purple UE scarf provided (must be returned), UE casual attire.

Shift 2: 8:45am - noon. Judges' Facilitator (6 needed): Serve as a guide for a panel of judges, getting them from room to room on time. Business casual attire recommended.

Shift 3: 11:30am - 12:00pm (8 needed): Lunch guide. Stand outside their hearing rooms as they finish their rounds, then guide them to Ridgway Eykamp Hall for lunch. Serving as an Ambassador for UE on the way. UE casual attire.

Submitted by Erin Lewis
* 2022-23 Student Consumer Information

The U.S. Department of Education requires universities to disclose consumer information to prospective and enrolled students, parents, and employees. This information is available on the University of Evansville website at

Questions may be directed to the Office of Student Financial Services at 800-424-8634, 812-488-2364, or A paper copy of this information is available upon request. Information included on the Consumer Information page:

  • Academic Programs Information
  • Accrediting and Licensing Agencies
  • Alcohol and Drug Policy/Prevention Programs
  • Athletics Program Participation Rates and Financial Support Data
  • Code of Conduct
  • Copyright Infringement Policy and Peer to Peer File Sharing Information
  • Cost of Attendance Information
  • Diversity – Student Body Diversity by Gender, Ethnicity, and Pell Grant Status
  • Emergency Response and Evacuation Information
  • Employment and Graduate School Information for Recent UE Graduates
  • Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)
  • Federal Student Financial Aid Penalties for Drug Law Violations
  • Financial Aid Credit Balance Refund Policy
  • Financial Aid Information
  • General Information
  • Graduation Rates by gender, race and ethnicity, and selected financial aid groups
  • Graduation Rates for General Student Body
  • Graduation Rates for Student-Athletes
  • Grievance and Complaint Procedures
  • Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)
  • Missing Person Protocol
  • Net Price Calculator
  • Program Closure Policy
  • Refund Policy and Return of Title IV Funds
  • Retention and Graduation Rates of Degree-Seeking, First-Time, Undergraduate Students
  • Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy Information
  • Security and Fire Safety Report
  • Services and Facilities for Students with Disabilities
  • Student Loan Forgiveness, Cancellation, and Discharge
  • Study Abroad
  • Teacher Preparation Accountability
  • Textbook Information
  • Transfer Policies on Credits that Transfer to UE
  • Transfer Articulation Agreement Partner Colleges
  • Vaccination Policies
  • Verification Policy
  • Veteran Information
  • Voter Registration Information
Submitted by Amy Sowders
* Change a Young Life - Volunteers to Mentor Needed

UE's College Mentors for Kids chapter needs student volunteers to mentor young children from our local community. Students from all majors have the opportunity to be inspirational role models for elementary-age students, and all UE students enrolled full-time are eligible to apply. Mentoring involves a one-hour weekly commitment on Wednesdays to check in with your little buddy. To begin the application process, please email our College Mentors for Kids President, Lyndsay Deal, at Join College Mentors for Kids today, volunteer, and help us make this year our best year for our UE chapter of College Mentors for Kids.

Submitted by Lisa Marie Hale
* Dawn Murtaugh: Fiber Art

The Dawn Murtaugh: Fiber Art exhibit is open from October 29 through December 10, 2022 in the Krannert Gallery. Please plan to attend the artist reception on Thursday, November 3 at 6:30 p.m.

Submitted by Carol McCraney
* Apply now for Harlaxton Summer and Fall 2023

If you are thinking about studying at Harlaxton in Summer or Fall 2023, now is the time to take the next step and get your application in! You can find the full course offerings, dates, and application for each session at Harlaxton here: Feel free to contact the US Harlaxton team with any questions at or pop by the office at Ridgway 220 (in Student Life)!

Submitted by Kaylynn McCalister
* Are You Ready For Advising and Registration Week?

The time to plan your next semester is fast approaching! Advising Week is October 24-28 and Registration Week begins October 31-November 4. Make sure to schedule an appointment with your advisor NOW, to be ready for registration. Check your UE email! You'll receive your registration time in the coming weeks. As always, if you have questions or concerns visit Academic Services in Olmsted Hall 116 or email us at

Submitted by Jade S Shelby


* Aces open postseason in MVC Championship against SIUE

Hosting a postseason match for the second-straight season, the University of Evansville men's soccer team opens the Missouri Valley Conference Championship against No. 6 seed SIUE at 2 PM on Sunday at Arad McCutchan Stadium in Evansville.

The Aces and Cougars are meeting for the third time this season with Evansville capturing victories in the two regular season meetings, 2-0 at McCutchan Stadium and 2-1 on the road in Edwardsville. Evansville and SIUE have only met once previously in the postseason, doing so in 2016 in the MVC Championship semifinals, with SIUE capturing a 2-1 win. A year ago, Evansville went on a magical run in the MVC Championship, winning its quarterfinal matchup with Drake, 4-2, before upsetting No. 2 seed Loyola and advancing to the championship match on PKs, before falling to the host Bears in the championship. The Aces are 7-13-2 all-time in first round matchups in the MVC Tournament.

Tickets for Sunday's match are just $5 for the general public. Groups interested in attending can get tickets for $3 for adults and all youth attending as part of the group get in free. UE students, faculty, and staff receive free admission to the match.

Submitted by Athletics
* UE Swimming & Diving To Host Eastern Illinois, Illinois State Saturday At Deaconess Aquatic Center

The University of Evansville swimming and diving teams will host their first meet of the 2022-23 season at the Deaconess Aquatic Center on Saturday afternoon, as the Purple Aces will welcome Eastern Illinois and Illinois State to Evansville.  The meet will begin at 1 p.m.

 The UE men will compete against Eastern Illinois in a dual meet, while the UE women will compete against both EIU and Illinois State in a triangular meet.  UE officially hosted the first-ever meet at the Deaconess Aquatic Center last November 6 by sweeping a meet against Arkansas-Little Rock and Saint Louis.  The $30 million state-of-the-art facility opened to the Evansville public on October 4, 2021.  It features a stretch 50-meter competitive pool, plus a separate diving well with one-meter and three-meter springboards.  The Deaconess Aquatic Center features raised spectator seating for just under 1,000 people, with the ability to accommodate over 1,000 bleacher seats on the pool deck.  It is located at 1700 North Main Street in Evansville and is adjacent to historic Bosse Field.

 “We are excited to be able to compete again at the Deaconess Aquatic Center,” said UE head coach Stuart Wilson.  “It is one of the best swimming facilities in the Midwest, and to have it right in our backyard and be able to utilize it for meets is huge for our program.”

 UE last competed two weeks ago, as the men battled Missouri State and Southern Illinois, while the women competed in the MVC Showcase in Carbondale, Illinois.  On the men’s side, junior Alon Baer (Gesher, HaZiv, Israel) remained undefeated in the breaststroke events on the season, as he won both the 100- and 200-Yard Breaststroke events in a triangular meet against Missouri State and SIU.  On the women’s side, senior Sarah Jahns (Lilburn, Ga./Parkview) continued her strong start to the 2022-23 season, placing second in the 200-Yard Backstroke (2:06.17), while also placing fourth in the 500 Free.  Jahns won both the 500- and 1,000-Yard Freestyle events in UE’s season-opening dual meet victory at Valparaiso.

 “Both teams have really been going hard in training this week, so it will be fun to get out and race and compete on Saturday,” said Wilson.  “I am really looking forward to seeing what we can do in front of our home fans.”

 The meet is open to the public.  Admission is $5.

Submitted by Athletics
* Michael Ikejiani named MVC Men's Golfer of the Week

An excellent week for University of Evansville junior Michael Ikejiani continued on Thursday when he was named the Missouri Valley Conference Men’s Golfer of the Week.

Ikejiani registered a 5-under 67 in Tuesday’s second round of the Alabama A&M Fall Invite.  It was tied for the 4th-lowest round in school history.  Just nine men’s golfers have recorded a lower round for the Purple Aces.

His efforts saw him tie for the 9th spot at the tournament with a 2-round score of 145.  His final 18 holes was an 11-stroke turnaround from his first round on Monday at Robert Trent Jones at Hampton Cover in Owens Crossroads, Alabama.

Submitted by Athletics

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