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Wednesday, December 14, 2022

* Purple Patrollers Needed!!

Purple Patrol will return for the Spring 2023 semester, and we need employees to sign up and volunteer! The first Purple Patrol of the semester will be Friday, January 13.

To sign up for Purple Patrol, visit SignUpGenius and enter your information (please mention the team/department you're signing up). We ask that you sign up for one slot only (for now) so all our departments and offices have a chance to help! If several spots are still unfilled, we welcome multiple signups.

If you have any questions, please contact Julie Beer at jb855.

Submitted by Julie Beer /

Upcoming Events

* Electrical Utility Shutdown Notice for Multiple Buildings

Questions or Concerns Regarding this Work:
Tony Holt: Manager of Campus Maintenance, 812-488-2730,

Affected Dates and Times:
Monday, December 19 10:30 AM through
Tuesday, December 20, 5:00 PM

Affected Buildings:
Schroeder School of Business
Sampson Hall (Including Health Center)
Wheeler Concert Hall
Krannert Hall of Art and Music

Description of Work:
A contractor will connect new electrical panels for the Wheeler Concert Hall Renovation project.

Impact for Occupants:
-There will be no electrical utility power for the duration of the shutdown.
-The Health Center will continue to be operational.
-There may be areas within the building(s) that will not have heating or air conditioning.

Action(s) Required:
-As a precaution, turn off all computers and all other sensitive equipment prior to the electrical shutdown time.
-If needed or required, work with your supervisor to discuss alternative work locations during the outage period.

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

Submitted by Mike Averett
* 100's of Handcrafted Pottery Items at the UE Holiday Ceramics Sale

100’s of Handcrafted Pottery Items at the UE Holiday Ceramics Sale
Noon to 6pm—Tuesday & Wednesday Dec. 13&14

In UE’s Sculpture Studio of the Melvin Peterson Gallery Annex,
on the corner of Weinbach and Lincoln.

Parking available behind the building

Faculty Artists include:
Kyle Darnell
Todd Matteson
Eric Renschler
Cris Hochwender

Submitted by Cris Hochwender
* Michele Adams Retirement Reception

The Office of Fiscal Affairs wishes to congratulate Michele Adams on her upcoming retirement. In her role as Executive Assistant, Michele has made innumerable contributions to the University of Evansville during her more than 20 years of service. Please join us as we honor Michele with a reception, details shown below. We hope to see you there!

Wednesday, December 14
3:00 - 4:30 PM
Olmsted Hall, First Floor Lobby

Submitted by Jenni Sauls
* It's Not Too Late to Register for Winter Intersession Courses

Get ahead by taking Winter Intersession online courses. Complete a missing required course, lighten your spring load, and take advantage of the winter break. Classes are held from December 16, 2022, through January 6, 2023. Students may take one class and register when registering for spring classes starting October 31, 2022.

For more information visit

Winter Intersession Course List:

Submitted by Paula Heldt

Info You Should Know

* File the 2023-24 FAFSA by April 15 at

File the 2023-24 FAFSA by April 15 at

Continuing students should file the 2023-24 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to apply for federal, state and University need-based financial aid, including all federal student loans. UE's FAFSA code is 001795.

Filing by April 15 is essential for Indiana residents to receive state aid, and highly recommended for all.

Questions regarding the FAFSA should be directed to the Student Financial Services (Olmsted Administration Hall, Room 105) at 812-488-2364.

Submitted by Amy Sowders
* Ace CARE Van Needs Volunteers

Ace CARE is a student-run organization that provides free physical therapy services to the uninsured and underinsured people of the Evansville community. This wonderful program allows students from the physical therapy, physician assistant, athletic training, and health science undergraduate degrees to get hands-on practice with patients while also providing health care to individuals who would not receive it otherwise!

Ace CARE has the amazing ability to provide a vulnerable community with transportation to and from their sessions on campus through the use of a van. There are even one to two physical therapy students riding along throughout the routes to help safely transfer patients into and out of the van. Currently, there is a need for more volunteers to donate their time, and help drive the van on Tuesday nights from 4 - 7:30pm. If you are interested or have any questions, please reach out to Dr. Schwartzkopf-Phifer at

Come be a part of an organization that truly is changing lives and making the Evansville community a better place!

Submitted by Megan Fulhorst
* Construction Notice for Ridgway Center

Questions or Concerns Regarding this Work:
Tony Holt: Manager of Campus Maintenance, 812-488-2730,

Affected Dates:
Thursday, December 15, 2022 through
Friday, January 6, 2023

Description of Work:
A contractor will repair pipe and walls in the main restrooms on the first and second floors.

Impact for Occupants:
- Main restrooms will be unavailable for use during the entire shutdown period.
- There will be intermittent noise, dust, vibrations, and non-toxic odors associated with this project.

Action(s) Required:
- Please use caution near construction crews, equipment, and activity.
- Please follow posted signage and do not enter barricaded areas.
- Please use small restrooms on the second floor of Ridgway near the Center for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion; or find restrooms in adjacent buildings.

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

Submitted by Mike Averett
* Medical Profession Academy (MPA)

The Medical Professions Academy(MPA) is looking for 8th grade and 10th grade students in Vanderburgh and surrounding counties who are interested in science and medicine. The MPA is a half day program that is focused on preparing students for college by incorporating rigorous honors, AP, and dual credit classwork combined with unique community based experiences. The Medical Professions Academy offers students the ability to explore a large variety of different careers in science and medicine while also being a part of the broad range of activities offered at their traditional high school. Interested students and families can find more information and the application on our website. Applications are due December 16th.

Submitted by Melissa Edris
* Library Display Cases

Looking for a highly visible space to show off what is happening in your area of campus? The Library has the perfect place for you! The library has two display cases with great views and are available all year. The schedule is currently open for reservations. If you are interested in taking advantage of the space, contact Meg Atwater-Singer (812-488-2487 || ma35) with your preferred dates.

Submitted by Meg Atwater-Singer
* Plant Sitting

The library is offering to keep students' plants alive over the winter break if they cannot take them home. Contact Meg Atwater-Singer at ma35 for more information.

Submitted by Meg Atwater-Singer


* Latino ChangeLab and Department of Foreign Languages Advocate for Medical Professions Academy

On December 7, Imelda Salgado, a Medical Spanish minor, professors Lorena Andueza and Cindy Crowe, from the Department of Foreign Languages and Cultures, and Adriana Toribio, Health Access Advocate for Ascension St. Vincent, spoke to Latino 8th graders at Washington Middle School. After detailing the need for bilingual healthcare workers, they encouraged the students to attend the Medical Professions Academy and then enroll at UE to take advantage of the Medical Spanish minor. If you would like to get involved in helping our Hispanic community next semester through various projects, please contact Professor Crowe to learn more about the Latino Community Outreach ChangeLab (CHNG-310-S01)

Submitted by Cindy Crowe


* Alondra Vazquez drafted #1 in Puerto Rico

One of the best to wear the University of Evansville uniform will be taking her talents to the next level.  Alondra Vazquez was selected as the #1 pick in the Women’s Superior Volleyball Draw by Atenienses de Manati in her native Puerto Rico.

Vazquez reached an agreement with the team to play in the upcoming season, which runs from February through May.  Manati is coming off a strong season that saw them advance to the semifinals before falling to the eventual champion.

This will be Vazquez’ first professional league experience.  Last summer, she played with the Puerto Rico National Team and competed with the best players in the league.

She will be the 5th UE volleyball alum to play at the professional level and is set to be a teammate with Mildrelis Rodriguez, who graduated from UE in 2019.  Genesis Miranda, who was a UE player for two seasons, is also on the team.  Cecilia Thon (Spain), Rocio Fortuny (Sweden) and Joselyn Coronel (Puerto Rico) are also playing pro volleyball.

“Alondra had a great career at UE, broke a lot of program records and helped turn this program from one that wasn’t very respected in the MVC to one of the most consistent programs in the conference over the last four years,” UE head volleyball coach Fernando Morales exclaimed.  “We know the passion she has for volleyball and how hard she works.  She will have a great career as a professional player as well as in the national team.  We will be following every step she takes at the next level.”

With 1,911 kills, Vazquez set the all-time UE program record while completing her career with the 4th-most in Missouri Valley Conference history.  Her total of 5,459 attempts was also the most in school history and second in league history.

Submitted by Athletics
* Andy Benes named to MVC Hall of Fame Class of 2023

On Tuesday, the Missouri Valley Conference announced its Class of 2023 and University of Evansville legend Andy Benes is slated to be inducted in March of 2023.

Aside from Benes, the 26th MVC Hall of Fame class features three four-time first-team All-Conference selections in Melanie (Boeglin) White (Indiana State women’s basketball); Barb (Gaines) Porter (Missouri State softball), and Rachel Tejada (Illinois State women’s soccer); Hall of Fame men’s basketball coach Tubby Smith (Tulsa); and a 2007 Master’s and 2015 British Open champ in Zach Johnson (Drake).

Including this year’s six inductees, the MVC Hall of Fame consists of 145 former student-athletes, administrators, coaches, and contributors.  Benes is the first representative of the UE baseball program to join the MVC Hall of Fame.

In a career that went from 1986-88, Benes was a 3-sport student-athlete with the Purple Aces.  While spending time playing basketball and football, Benes will be most remembered for his performance on the baseball mound.  His professional baseball career took off after leaving UE in 1988.  Andy Benes was the 1988 NCAA Baseball Player of the Year was the 1988 Midwestern Collegiate Conference Player of the Year.

During the 1988 collegiate season, Benes recorded a 16-3 record for the Aces, spotting a 1.42 earned run average in 146 innings of work.  He struck out 188 batters that year while leading the NCAA in strikeout ratio (11.6/9 innings).  He also won the Pitching Triple Crown leading DI baseball in wins, ERA and strikeouts.

Benes was the No. 1 overall pick by the San Diego Padres in the 1988 Major League Baseball Draft.  Andy was a Padre from 1989-1995, earning The Sporting News Rookie Pitcher of the Year honor in his first year with San Diego.  He was an All-Star in 1993 and led the National League with 189 strikeouts during the 1994 season.  Benes finished third in the Cy Young Award balloting in 1996 after an 18–10, 3.83 ERA season.

Benes’ major league career spanned four organizations from 1989-2002 as he also pitched for the Seattle Mariners (1995), Arizona Diamondbacks (1998-99), and he had two stints with the St. Louis Cardinals (1996-97 and 2000-02).
He recorded a 155-139 record in the majors with a career 3.97 ERA and 2,000 strikeouts. Notably, he struck out the final batter of his career in 2002 to reach that plateau.

At Evansville, Benes was an All-American in 1988 by Collegiate Baseball, Baseball America and the ABCA, while his No. 30 is one of two retired jerseys in program history.  He helped the United States to the gold medal in baseball in the 1988 Seoul Summer Olympic Games.

Benes currently lives in St. Louis with his wife Jennifer. They have seven kids and seven grandkids. He owns a youth baseball club as well as being active in the St. Louis community with the Cardinals. He enjoys his weekly Bible studies, public speaking about his Christian faith, and playing golf.

The league will conduct its annual Hall of Fame ceremony as part the State Farm Missouri Valley Conference Men’s Basketball Championship in St. Louis, Mo., next March 2-5. The Friday, March 3, festivities will begin with an 8:00 a.m. breakfast, followed by the induction ceremony at 8:30 a.m.

Tickets to the 2023 Hall of Fame event – scheduled to be held at Stifel Theatre, which is adjacent to Enterprise Center – can be obtained by contacting the league office at (314) 444-4300. Tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

The 2023 State Farm MVC Tournament marks the 33rd-straight year the event has been staged in St. Louis.  With 33-consecutive years at the same neutral site, Arch Madness is the second-longest neutral site tenured collegiate tourney in the nation (following only the Big East in New York City).

“One of the great rewards that comes with representing a Conference with the magnitude of the Missouri Valley is the opportunity to interact with some of the finest practitioners in the collegiate athletic space,” said Commissioner Jeff Jackson.  “This class represents the reach of The Valley in and away from the athletic arena.  We are all truly inspired by their achievements and touched by their grace.”

Submitted by Athletics
* Faculty/Staff UE Men's Basketball Tickets Available for Advanced Pick-up

University of Evansville faculty and staff can pick-up UE Men’s Basketball tickets for games on Dec. 21st and Jan. 1st now by visiting the Carson Center Ticket Office. With the upcoming holidays, the UE Athletics Ticket Office will have limited hours (listed below) and are providing faculty and staff the opportunity to get their free tickets to upcoming games over winter break early.

UE Athletics Ticket Office Schedule:
• 12/20: Normal hours (8:30 AM – 5 PM)
• 12/21: Closed
• 12/22: Open 4PM-halftime of women’s game
• 12/23 – 12/28: Closed
• 12/29: Open 4PM-halftime of women’s game
• 12/30: Closed
• 12/31: Open 11AM-halftime of women’s game
• 1/1-1/2: Closed
• 1/3: Normal hours starting (8:30 AM-5 PM)

Submitted by Athletics

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