University of Evansville

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Thursday, January 12, 2023

Upcoming Events

* Call Out Meeting! Students for Life

UE Students for Life will have a Call Out Meeting on Monday, Jan 16 at 5:15 in Hyde 106. This is an open time to learn about who we are, ask questions, and hear our plans for this semester.

Submitted by Kira O'Neal
* Friday Night Live w/ Pastor JC

Please join Greater Hope Church this Friday at 6 p.m. for their Friday Night Live with Pastor JC in SOBA 162. This event is open to students, faculty, and staff!

Submitted by Rachel Roscoe
* NBA Star Chris Herren visits Evansville

Reserve your ticket today for this inspiring FREE event! "Prevention starts with ALL: The Chris Herren Story" 7 Sisters is hosting a community speaking event on January 25th regarding addiction, recovery, education, and wellness. The speaker is Chris Herren, former NBA player and his story is a powerful one for every age to hear. Join us for this free event!

Wednesday, January 25, 2023
7:00 PM
Reitz Memorial High School Auditorium
1500 Lincoln Ave.
Evansville, IN

Submitted by Tracy Gerth

Changemaker Corner

* Volunteers needed for High School Changemaker Challenge

We are looking for volunteers for UE's 9th High School Changemaker Challenge on Tuesday, January 24.  Available shifts at this link:

Volunteers guide participating students around campus, score Challenge entries, sit at the information desk, and support the judges. All day volunteers are welcome (8am - 5pm), but shift workers are more than welcome as well! You can learn more about the Challenge at, or text Erin Lewis at 812-449-1044 with questions. We hope you can join for this inspirational day!

Submitted by Andrew Carter

Info You Should Know

* Harlaxton is accepting Summer & Fall Applications

Harlaxton College is accepting applications for the upcoming summer and fall terms. We are offering two summer sessions in addition to our fall semester. Make sure to talk to your advisor before our deadlines!

The deposit deadline for summer sessions is on January 30, 2023. Deposits are used to determine which classes will run at Harlaxton this summer, so make sure to get your deposit in by the deadline so that your desired classes will be considered. Applications will continue to be accepted past January 30, but your desired classes may not be offered.

Fall applications are due March 6, 2023. You must complete an application and pay your deposit by this date.

To submit an application, please visit:

If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to

Submitted by Victoria Cartal
* EXSS 427 Student-led Personal Training

It’s BACK!, the student-led health/fitness training program for the Spring 2023 semester. We are in need of a minimum of 52 faculty/staff members. Who is this for?

UE faculty and staff who can commit to a minimum of 3 times per week for the Spring 2023 semester.

Those who HAVE NOT participated in the past year (Spring and Fall of 2022). We want newbies!

If interested, please complete this google survey to provide your typical availability at

Submitted by William Miller
* Employee of the month/year

The University of Evansville wishes to recognize monthly a non-faculty employee displaying records of achievement as a leader. Leadership may be demonstrated through Service to the University Community, Service to Students and/or Job Performance and Attitude. Please submit nominations by the 15th of each month for the SAA Executive Committee to review and President to approve.

Please click here to access the submittal form.

Questions that arise concerning any employee's status or eligibility will be determined by the SAA Executive Committee.

Award for the Employee of the Month

  • VIP Parking Space All Month
  • One extra Vacation Day
  • $100 in Ace Bucks on UE ID. Ace Bucks can be used at Chick Fila A, Rademacher's, Aces Place, and Chartwell's Dining.
  • Celebrating Fall Recipients as a One Group/Celebrating Spring Recipients as a One Group
    • Lunch with President Pietruszkiewicz – One per semester with a group of winners
    • UE Suite at Ford Center ($200 in food credit/gift certificate/Includes: admission, food and beverages for 20). – 2 nights, one for the fall group during the same fiscal year and one for the spring group in the next fiscal year.
    • A UE jacket with employee last name embroidered on the sleeve.

Award for Employee of the Year

  • $1,300 bonus check
  • 2 Extra Vacation Days
Submitted by Fred Wilson
* Recharge Kit Giveaway

Giveaway time! Enter for a chance to win the bike and helmet in Aces by purchasing two of the following items: Gatorade bar, Planter's trail mix, Rockstar, Mountain Dew Energy, or Celcius. The last day to enter is February 1, and the winner will be announced on our social media accounts (@foodateue), so make sure to follow to find out who wins!

Submitted by Ka'Bria Carr
* 2023 Pep and Vim Fundraising Application

“Pep and Vim” is the University of Evansville’s Annual Day of Giving, which annually occurs on the final day of UE Spirit Week, and you’re invited to take part in the amazing philanthropy that happens on this wonderful day! Spirit Week begins April 10 with Pep and Vim on April 14. If you are interested in raising funds for your favorite department or program at UE, please submit your application.

To prepare for Spirit Week and Pep and Vim, we are requiring all applications be submitted no later than February 6, 2023.

If you have any questions or need help, please contact Tyler White at

Submitted by Jaime Wilder
* Update to Dependent Tuition Remission Policy

We are happy to announce the employee tuition benefit has been updated to reflect a shorter waiting period for 100% tuition remission for dependents. Dependent child/spouse of full-time employee will now be eligible for 100% remission the first full semester after employee begins employment at UE. The policy can be viewed in its entirety on the HR section of the MyUE page under "Benefits".

Submitted by Lori LeDuc
* Get Your W-2 Earlier with Electronic Consent

The Office of Accounting/Payroll will be issuing W-2s for 2022 no later than January 31, 2023. You may choose 1 of 2 options to receive your W-2:

  • Electronic W-2 – If you provide your consent, you will be able to view/print in Self-Service as soon as they are ready. Notification will be sent through AceNotes.
  • Paper W-2 – If you prefer, you can continue to receive your W-2 in the mail.

An electronic W-2 will give you earlier access than a mailed copy. It is IRS compliant and can be submitted with your tax return as usual.

To give consent for the electronic W-2, log in to Self-Service and go to “Tax Information”. Select “Receive my W-2 only in electronic form” and save.

If you are eligible to participate in the university’s health plans, you may give consent to receive your 1095-C form electronically here also. If you choose to withhold your consent to view/print your online W-2 and 1095-C, a paper copy will be mailed to your home address. Please make sure that your current address is on file.

If you have questions, please contact Dawn Bury at ext 2159 or

Submitted by Dawn Bury
* Come learn more about volunteering with Ace CARE

Ace CARE is holding an informational meeting on Thursday, January 12th at 4pm in GH 100 for undergraduate students interested in volunteering! Ace CARE is a student-lead, pro-bono organization that aims to meet the physical therapy and/or wellness needs of the uninsured and vulnerable populations of the Evansville community. It enhances the sense of service and educational experiences of the students involved.

Students that are pre-physical therapy and pre-physician assistant are greatly encouraged to volunteer to gain early experience working with patients and become more familiar with the programs that they will be entering. If you would like to learn more about this amazing organization, please come to the meeting on January 12th!

If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to Megan Fulhorst (

Submitted by Megan Fulhorst
* 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
* Road Trip Hosts Needed

The Office of Admission needs current UE students who live in a residence hall or Jones Hall to host prospective high school seniors for Road Trip February 24-26. If you are available, you can apply to host online. Please contact Heather Cook ( or Jill Fisher ( if you have any questions. Deadline to sign up is Friday, February 10.

Submitted by Jill Fisher
* 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


* UE Civil Engineering Student Awarded Scholarship by the APAI

The Asphalt Pavement Association of Indiana (APAI) has named Sam Schneiders (BSCE ’23), as a 2022 APAI Scholar. The Civil Engineering student was recognized as an award winners during the Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and Scholarship Awards Banquet, held in conjunction with the 2022 APAI Winter Conference and Expo on December 15th, 2022 at the Horizon Convention Center in Muncie.

Scholarships are awarded by the APAI Scholarship Committee to students studying construction management, civil engineering, and construction engineering and management at six nationally accredited Indiana universities, including the University of Evansville. Students must complete an in-person interview with members of the Scholarship Committee to receive an award. The total amount of scholarships awarded in 2022 by the association totaled $45,000 to deserving scholars, in anticipation that many recipients will remain in Indiana and seek employment opportunities with APAI's member contractors.

Submitted by Tonya Albright


* Hot shooting Aces top Indiana State, 65-54

Backed by a raucous crowd decked-out in orange, the University of Evansville women's basketball team used timely runs and hot shooting to top Indiana State, 65-54, in an MVC rivalry matchup on Wednesday evening inside Meeks Family Fieldhouse in Evansville.

Four Aces finished in double-figures in the win with fifth-year guard Myia Clark leading the way with 17 points and six assists. Freshman guard Kynidi Mason Striverson tallied 13 points, all in the opening half to give the Aces a halftime lead, while redshirt junior Barbora Tomancova went for a 12-point and 12-board double-double in the victory. Rounding-out the double-digit scorers for the Aces was senior guard/forward Abby Feit, who finished with 11 points and eight rebounds, while joining Mason Strivers for the team lead with three made triples. For the Sycamores, Chelsea Cain powered Indiana State with 18 points on the night.

Indiana State jumped out to an early advantage as the Aces opened the game with trouble with turnovers. After trailing 11-1 in the opening minutes of the game, Evansville battled itself back behind some strong offensive play from Mason Striverson as the Aces trailed 16-10 following the opening quarter.

The second quarter saw a significant shift in momentum with Evansville proving to find its rhythm. Again, Mason Striverson helped provide the boost for Evansville, knocking-down a pair of three in the frame to push UE in front 23-22 with just over three minutes left in the half. What would end up being an 11-1 run to close the half for Evansville, just as Indiana State opened the game, handed the Aces a six-point lead at the break.

Out of the half, Evansville continued its run that began in the second quarter, going on a 9-3 spree in the opening minutes of the third frame and forcing a Sycamore timeout. In all, Evansville's game-altering run ended at 20-4, garnering the Aces a 38-26 lead with 7:14 remaining in the quarter. The Sycamores would claw back into the game, responding with a 9-2 run of their own to close withing five at 40-35. After exchanging baskets for much of the rest of the third, the Aces and Indiana State went into the final 10 minutes separated by just four points at 49-45.

Evansville's lead shrank as low as two on a pair of occasions in the final period, but each time the Aces seemed to have an answer. In what was a game of runs, UE secured its victory with a 9-2 run that was capped-off by a triple from Feit that lifted Evansville back to a nine-point advantage at 61-52 with just over three minutes left in regulation en route to the Aces 65-54 win.

The Aces continue a mini homestand on Sunday against UNI at 1 PM inside Meeks Family Fieldhouse in Evansville.

Submitted by Athletics
* Aces fall in road contest against Bradley

Shooting 54.76% in the game and 61.3% in the second half, Bradley University defeated the University of Evansville men’s basketball team on Wednesday evening by a score of 91-46 inside Carver Arena.

Limited to just seven players, the Purple Aces were led by Kenny Strawbridge Jr.’s 13-point game.  Marvin Coleman II added 11.  Yacine Toumi recorded a game-high nine assists.  Six Bradley players reached double figures with Connor Hickman scoring 15 with Rienk Mast recording 14.

Hitting their first three triples of the night, Bradley opened a 9-3 lead.  Gage Bobe took a feed from Marvin Coleman II for Evansville’s first 3-pointer.  Coleman hit an outside shot of his own as the Aces cut the deficit to 11-8 before the Braves took their first double figure lead at 22-11 at the 11-minute mark.

Yacine Toumi scored the ensuing basket to make it a 9-point game before the Braves embarked on a 10-2 run to go up 32-15.  Continuing a 7-for-8 start from 3-point range, Bradley extended its lead with 8:45 left in the half.  With just over a minute to go in the opening period, BU took its largest lead at 46-27 before UE closed to make it a 46-30 contest at the break.  Evansville had a solid shooting half, finishing at 48.0%.  The point differential came from the outside shooting of the Braves, who were 9-of-16.  UE hit four of its 11 outside tries.

After doing most of their scoring from outside in the first 20 minutes, Bradley got their inside game going to start the second half.  Knocking down six of their first nine tries, the Braves made it a 60-31 game.  Evansville missed its first six attempts while turning it over five times.  Kenny Strawbridge Jr. hit the first UE field goal of the period with 13 minutes remaining.

Things continued to go the Braves’ way as the game rounded the homestretch.  Evansville made just one of its first 18 field goals of the half as the Braves outscored UE 41-5 in the first 16 minutes.  Evansville connected on three late field goals to cut into the deficit to make it a 91-46 final.

UE shot 34.8% for the game while being outrebounded by a 40-25 margin.  The Aces will be back home on Saturday for a 3 p.m. game against Valparaiso at the Ford Center.

Submitted by Athletics
* Your chance to be an NCAA DI mascot

Want to be part of the gameday experience? UE Athletics is searching for dedicated students who would like to be Ace Purple! Help create a great atmosphere at our athletic events and get paid to do so! If interested, please contact Michael Robertson at

Submitted by Athletics

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