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Wednesday, January 18, 2023

Upcoming Events

* Student Showcase Exhibition

The STUDENT SHOWCASE 2023 exhibit in the Krannert Gallery includes Drawings, Designs, Paintings, and Ceramics which exemplify many of the concepts and techniques covered in specific Art courses. The Instructors/Professors selected the Art for this show as stellar examples of work completed in UE Art courses during the 1st Semester. The exhibit runs January 17 - February 18.

Also, in this exhibit is ART BY TESSA CHANLEY, class of 2024. Tessa received the Class of 2024 Outstanding Freshman Art Student Award. As part of this annual honor, the recipient is spotlighted in his/her Junior year, in the Student Showcase Exhibit.

The UE Friends of Art will be hosting a reception for UE Art Students in the Krannert Gallery on Thursday, January 19, 5-6pm.

Submitted by Carol McCraney
* SAA Soupalooza Sign Ups

Please mark your calendars for Tuesday, February 14, for the UESAA Soupalooza. The social committee is so excited to bring this fun event back after being sidelined by COVID restrictions over the last few years. This is a wonderful fundraiser for the SAA to do more for our campus community. Five dollars will get you a bowl and an entry ticket. You will be able to sample the various soups then place your entry ticket in the bucket for the soup YOU think is the best! We will announce a winner that afternoon. You can also buy extra votes for $1.

Date: 2/14/23
Time: 11 AM – 1 PM
Cost: $5 for bowl
Menu: Various soups, desserts and water bottles
Where: Eykamp 251 and 252

Now…who has a winning recipe?? Sign up through the link below and list the soup you plan to bring in the comment section under your name. If you are not a soup person, you can sign up to bring a dessert. It is always fun to see and taste a little friendly competition!

Submitted by Lori LeDuc
* Intramural 3v3 Bball Tourmnament and 5v5 Bball Sign ups

The intramural 3v3 basketball tournament takes place Tuesday, January 17th at 7pm inside the fitness center. Teams are expected to show up at 6:45pm in the fitness center lobby and to have their teams and players signed up on
Signups for 5v5 basketball close this Thursday at 6:30pm. Captains meeting for 5v5 Basketball is at 6:30, Thursday January 17th inside the fitness center lobby. Any questions should be referred to Drew @ah519

Submitted by Drew Hawkins
* Randy Simmons Exhibit in Melvin Peterson Gallery

The Melvin Peterson Gallery will host the Drawing Life, Death and Relationships Exhibit by artist Randy Simmons from 01/17/2023 and through 02/25/2023. Gallery hours are Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Saturday from 12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.; and Wednesday and Thursday from 12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Please join us for a reception and artist lecture on Thursday, January 26, 2023 at 6:30 p.m. in the Melvin Peterson Gallery.

Submitted by Carol McCraney
* Students Invited to Participate in UE Student Research and Honors Symposium

The 2023 UE Student Research and Honors Symposium is scheduled for Wednesday, April 19. This event will showcase the scholarly activities of students of diverse disciplines across UE’s campus, including the graduating seniors of the Honors Program.

All students are invited to apply to participate by submitting an abstract for their papers. For more information or to submit an abstract, please visit:

The deadline for submitting an abstract is Friday, March 24, 2023.

Contact Jayme Williams at with any questions.

Submitted by Jayme Williams
* 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
* Zoom in and learn about the new Master's in Heritage in Management at UE

Looking to pursue your Master's Degree? Have you ever wondered what it takes to lead a team of archaeologists, provide a fresh business vision for Stonehenge, manage Yosemite National Park’s biodiversity, or assemble a collection of artifacts for the Smithsonian? If so, join us for a free informational session through Zoom about the Master of Arts in Innovative Leadership in Heritage Management.

Date/Time: January 19, 2023 | 12:00 p.m. CDT
Host: The session will be hosted by Emily Stammitti, PhD, Harlaxton College, British Faculty Member and MA Program Director.
Learn More and Register at

Submitted by Holly Lee Smith

Changemaker Corner

* Save a Life: Give Blood to the Red Cross 1/20 in Eykamp

UE's Center for Innovation & Change has partnered with the Red Cross and Alpha Phi Omega, our co-ed service fraternity, to help meet desperate need for blood in our community. Make plans now to donate blood on Friday, January 20 anytime between 7am and 6pm! To make your appointment, go to and type "UE" in the code, or stop by the Red Cross table in Ridgway.

All participating UE staff, students, faculty, athletes, and others will be entered into a drawing for a pizza party for their department / team. Please help us fill the slots and let's show up for the Red Cross! Big congrats to AOPi who won the contest during the last drive.

Thank you to all who have already signed up. We are nearly to our goal!

Submitted by Andrew Carter

Info You Should Know

* Tutoring Begins 1/23

Peer Tutoring is slated to begin next week on Monday, January 23rd. The Spring 2023 tutoring schedule will be posted shortly and will be found here:

Peer tutoring is a free service managed by Academic Services that is open to all current UE students. Each session is run by peer tutors—fellow students—who are familiar with the course material, having gone through it all themselves before. This is a great resource for if you have questions, want to refresh yourself on information, or even if you need a space that will help you focus on studying and other work.

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

Submitted by Laci Rowe
* Mobile Food Ordering is now live at UE

Mobile Food Ordering is now live at Rademacher’s Café, Chick Fil A, and The Eatery. You can download the Transact Mobile Ordering app to your Android or iPhone device, choose the University of Evansville as the locations, and sign on with your campus account. All meal plan and Ace Bucks information will already be loaded onto your mobile account. We take credit card and Ace Bucks at Rademacher’s Café and Chick Fil A. The Eatery accepts credit card, Ace Bucks, AND your meal exchange! Available now, your meal exchange can be used to order specific menu items we serve from The Eatery. If you have any questions, please feel free to stop by the Dining Services Office directly to the right of Chick Fil A. Our team will be happy to help set you up!

Submitted by Samantha Williams
* Writing Center Open for Spring Semester

The Writing Center is open for the Spring 2023 semester! Please visit to make an appointment. Walk ins are welcome, but we may not have availability without an appointment. Remember, the Writing Center consultants are happy to help with invention, so it's never too early to visit.

Submitted by Kristina Groves
* Ratchetdemic Book Club

Are you ready to discover what it means to be ratchetdemic? Are you ready to join a small group of sojourners to bridge ratchetness to academics? If so, we have a special opportunity for you.

The CDEI will facilitate two small groups of 5-7 people to read and discuss Dr. Christopher Emdin’s book “Rachetdemic – Reimagining Academic Success.”. There will be one student group and one Employee Resource Group (ERG).

Meeting times and locations will be determined once the groups are solidified. All interested individuals will receive free copies of Dr. Emdin’s book.

Please contact the CDEI to express your interest.

Submitted by Rob Shelby
* Fall 2022 Deans' List

The Fall 2022 Deans' List is currently on display at the library. Congratulations!

Submitted by Meg Atwater-Singer
* Calling All Faculty! Are you interested in offering a ChangeLab in Fall 2023?

Calling all faculty! Are you interested in offering a ChangeLab in Fall 2023? Let the Center for Innovation & Change know by filling out this quick form before Monday, January 23. ChangeLabs can be offered with existing classes or overload. Questions? Contact Dr. Derek Jones,

Proposal Form:

Submitted by Andrew Carter
* 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
* 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
* 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


* Over 650 Students Named to Fall 2022 Dean's List

Over 650 students were named to the University of Evansville Dean's List for the Fall 2022 semester. Congratulations to each and every one of you for all your hard work and dedication!

You can find your name on the Dean's List on our website.

Submitted by Julie Beer /


* Coleman sets career scoring mark at SIU

Marvin Coleman II had the top offensive game of his career, scoring 25 points to lead the University of Evansville men’s basketball team on Tuesday night in a 78-70 defeat to Southern Illinois inside the Banterra Center.

“It would have been very easy to give in with the way we started the game but we fought,” Purple Aces head coach David Ragland exclaimed.  “We gave everything we had and loved our response.  We looked more connected in times of adversity and just tried to find a way.  That is what we have been working on with our group.”

Coleman knocked down 9 of his 13 attempts and was a perfect 3-of-3 from long range.  He added a team-best nine caroms.  Kenny Strawbridge Jr. completed the game with 12 points while Gage Bobe added 11.  Southern Illinois was led by Marcus Domask’s 32-point effort.  He hit 13 out of 18 tries.

The first 10 points of the evening belonged to the Salukis before a free throw from Antoine Smith Jr. got the Aces on the board.  SIU added six more to its lead to go up 16-1.  UE missed its first nine field goal tries before Smith connected on a triple.  Gabe Spinelli hit consecutive shots to cut the deficit to 10 (18-8) as the half approached its midway point.

Southern Illinois took over the next segment, pushing their advantage to its largest of the half at 37-17 with 5:44 showing on the clock.  Evansville never relented and its persistence paid off.  Yacine Toumi picked up a pair of field goals and Gage Bobe drained a three to complete a 9-0 run that saw UE cut the gap to 37-26 with just over two minutes remaining.

Despite the Salukis knocking down three late free throws to hold a 42-30 halftime advantage, the Aces completed the first period on a 13-5 run.

Marvin Coleman II opened the second-half scoring with a triple to get UE back within single digits.  Both defenses held the opposing offense at bay through the ensuing stretch as UE was able to stay within striking distance.  With under 13 minutes left, Kenny Strawbridge Jr. drilled a triple to make it a 53-43 game but the Salukis countered to push the lead back to 15 when an offensive rebound led to a triple with under 10 minutes remaining.

Once again, it was Coleman pacing the offense, connecting on his third triple in as many tries.  Evansville’s deficit continued to hover between 10 and 15 minutes over the remainder of the contest with SIU maintaining a 76-61 edge with 94 ticks left.  Battling right down to the final buzzer, UE rallied once again.  Led by a Strawbridge trey, the Aces scored seven in a row to get within eight points with just over 30 seconds remaining.

Coleman recorded a putback to make it a 77-70 game but SIU was able to prevail by the 78-70 final.  Evansville finished with a 47.4%-46.9% shooting advantage while the Salukis had a 38-29 edge on the boards.  The Aces are back at the Ford Center on Saturday for a 3 p.m. game against Drake.

Submitted by Athletics

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