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Wednesday, August 26, 2015

* Information on Library Services during Construction

The first and second floors of the new Bower-Suhrheinrich Library will not be open at the start of the semester due to construction delays.  In the short term, until work is completed, the library will be offering the following service plan:

The Clifford Memorial Library entrance will remain open (as it has been during the summer) and most services will be offered from our temporary service desk in Room 262 (Acquisitions Department)

Hours of service will be Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

The following services will be offered:
Pick up and drop off of library materials
Interlibrary loan and document delivery services
Course Reserve collection
Photocopier with scan-to-email capability

Library Instruction services will be offered as usual, but will be conducted in a course's regular classroom, or elsewhere on campus if necessary.

In addition, Research Assistance will be offered by Randy Abbott from his office in room 207.  Renovations are complete in the area adjacent to his office, so students can safely enter that part of the library to meet with him.  

Students (and employees) can make Research Assistance appointments using our normal sign-up page.  We will also accommodate walk-in students who have research questions.

Research Assistance Program sign up:


What's Happening Today

* Local Business Fair TODAY

The third annual Local Business Fair will be held today from 4-6 pm on the Ridgway University Center's East Terrace. Come enjoy samples, demonstrations and discounts from local businesses. 

* Newman Center Open House 4-6 PM TODAY & 9:30 PM Mass in Neu Chapel TONIGHT!

Newman Center with FlagsCheck us out from 4-6 p.m., today. Enjoy fresh fruit, cheese & crackers, cookies & lemonade. Meet our student leaders. Pick up a new FREE club t-shirt! We're at 1901 Lincoln Ave, corner of Lincoln & Frederick across from the UE Oval and Koch Center. Look for the multi-colored pennant flags.

Mass tonight in Neu Chapel at 9:30 p.m. as well!

Questions? Text/Call Kristel @ 812-760-8610.

* UE Wind Ensemble Auditions

2015-2016 UE Wind Ensemble Auditions are planned for this week.

Woodwinds/Brass Audition
Thursday, August 27
3:00-10:00 pm
Room 103, Fine Arts Building

A sign-up sheet is available on the UE Bands bulletin board (across from FA 103)

Excerpts are available at:

The audition will consist of prepared excerpts, scales, and sight-reading.

Please note: Wind Ensemble will not meet on Thursday, August 27, due to auditions.

First rehearsal will be Tuesday, September 1.

* Do You Love to Sing? Join One of UE's Choirs!

Auditions for University Choir and voice part placements for Mixed Choir and Women’s Chorus will be held Wednesday August 26. Come to Fine Arts Room 104B to sign up for an audition time. Auditions take about ten minutes and you do not need to prepare any music in advance. Contact Director of Choral Activities Dr. Dennis Malfatti for more information:

* Capture the Flag with Student Christian Fellowship

Everyone is welcome to join members of Student Christian Fellowship as we play Capture the Flag on Wednesday, September 2. Come out for a great time of fellowship on the Neu Chapel Lawn from 9:00 to 10:00 pm! 


Upcoming Events

* Sign Up for Day of Caring

Each year UE supports United Way by allowing employees to volunteer during business hours on the United Way Day of Caring. This year it is Friday, September 11 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. UE employees who are interested in participating are asked to complete the volunteer form. Employees DO need supervisor approval, but are not required to take leave time to participate. UE employees will be volunteering this year at Wesselman Woods on several projects. UE has been a proud leader in Day of Caring participation in past years.

All Day of Caring workers are invited to an early morning breakfast and program at the Old National Events Plaza in downtown Evansville before you start work from 7 a.m. – 8:45 a.m. Wesselman Woods and United Way greatly appreciate your time, hard work, and willingness to serve our community. Thank you!

Please fill out the volunteer form (pdf) and return it to Brian Conner in Ridgway University Center Room 229 by August 31 (if you want to be able to choose your T-shirt size) and no later than September 4 (your choice of T-shirt size cannot be guaranteed after the 22nd). Questions? Contact Brian Conner at ext. 1107 or bc32. 

* New Year. New Time. #NeuDirections Sundays at 4 PM

Let inward love guide every deed; by this we worship, and are freed.New worship experience for students this year -- Sundays at 4:00 p.m. in Neu Chapel! Sleep in and still attend worship! Everyone is invited and everyone is welcome! Students who feel called to lead in some way are especially encouraged to attend. The service will last about 45 minutes. Come and experience the possibilities of praise and worship! 

* UE Theatre Announces Child Auditions for Big Fish

The University of Evansville of Evansville Department of Theatre is holding auditions, 7 p.m., Monday, August 31, for two males, between the ages of 8 and 13, for their upcoming musical production of Big Fish. Auditions will be held in the May Studio Theatre on the University of Evansville campus.

Actors should prepare any song of their choice, bring sheet music for live accompaniment, and be prepared to read from the script. Actors should be available for some evening rehearsals, beginning mid- October and all performances, November 13 through 22.

Big Fish, book by John August, music and Lyrics by Andrew Lippa, is based on the novel Big Fish, by Daniel Wallace, and the Columbia Pictures Film. R. Scott Lank directs the production, with musical direction by Gregory B. Rike, and choreography by Ricki Newman. Set in the Deep South, this family-friendly, heart-warming, and fantastical musical is centered on Edward Bloom, a traveling salesman who possesses a strong desire to be a hero, both to himself and his son. His penchant for spinning tall tales and elaborate daydreams is solely to convince himself there is meaning and purpose to his ordinary life. This musical’s moving score honors the age-old art of storytelling by invoking the sense that imagination can transform even the humblest man’s life story into an unforgettable epic adventure.

To sign up for auditions, please call Sharla Cowden at 812.488.2747 or send an email to

* Fall Health Screenings

Employee annual health screenings are September 15, 16, and 17 in Eykamp Hall in Ridgway University Center. Employees can only schedule their appointments for Health Screenings on Acelink. Schedule up to 2 appointments (employee+ spouse) when you sign in to AceLink. There is a recommendation for a 12 hour fast because triglycerides are included with the blood fat/cholesterol testing. However, please arrive with no less than an 8-hour fast. Hydration is important when fasting, water and black coffee are allowed prior to testing.

Questions? Email

* Audition for the UE Symphony Orchestra!

Auditions for the University Symphony Orchestra will be held on Thursday, August 27, and Friday, August 28. Sign-up sheets for auditions are in the Krannert Fine Arts Building, on the orchestra's bulletin board across from Room 101. Audition information can be found at:

Contact Director of Orchestras Jessica Morel if you have any questions. 

* Mt. Dew Black Label Sampling

Pepsi Beverages Company is sponsoring a promotional sampling event on UE campus on Thursday, August 27, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. This is an opportunity to sample “Mt. Dew Black Label” that is only available on college and university campuses. What is Mt. Dew Black Label? It is a juicy dark berry punch crafted with herbal bitters and real sugar. It is described as having a mysterious and intense berry flavor. Be sure to try a sample on Thursday!

Thursday, August 27, 11:00 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Outside of Ridgway University Center near the Graves Hall bike rack


Info You Should Know

* Fall Meal Plan Changes

Students are able to adjust their meal plans for the fall semester until Wednesday, September 2 at 5:00 p.m. The link to request a meal plan change is here.


* How Was Move-In?

The Residence Life Staff hopes your move-in experience was pleasant.

Please fill out this quick questionnaire about your move-in experience so that we can fine tune our processes for next year.

Here is a link to the survey: 

* Dining Services Newsletter

Take a look at the August Dining Services Newsletter! It includes menu updates, the September Calendar of Events and information about our new management and chef staff!

* UE Service Fee Gives You $50 in Ace Bucks!

Did you know that as part of the University Services Fee, full-time students have $50 of Ace Bucks loaded on their ID card each semester?

• $50 is loaded on your ID card regardless of whether or not you have a meal plan.

• These ACE Bucks can be used in Café Court, Aces Place, and Jazzman’s Café.

• These funds carry over from Fall to Spring.

• If you do have a meal plan, an additional $50 in Ace Bucks is added to your plan. 

* Join the UE University Band

Do you play or have you played a woodwind, brass, or percussion instrument? You are invited to participate in the UE University Band. Students, Faculty, and Staff are all invited.

The UE University Band meets on Mondays, 4:00-5:00 p.m. in Room 110, Fine Arts Building. If you are interested and haven't already signed up, contact Dr. Ken Steinsultz, (ks306) to be sure a music folder is prepared for you, then show up at 4:00 p.m. on Monday in Room 110. Hope to see you Monday.

* Student-Alumni Mentoring Program 2015-16

ATTENTION: juniors and seniors!

Would you like a mentor who is interested in you and your career path? Someone to talk with about your field of study;
Someone who understands the challenges that you face; Someone who can share their career path with you?

Make your connection with UE alumni and friends through the Student-Alumni Mentor Program.

If you are interested, please visit:

* Hale Hall Drive Changes Due to Library Renovation

Effective August 26 - and lasting until completion of the substantial renovation of 3rd and 4th floors of the Library - , the north side of the Hale Hall drive will be open ONLY to contractors. Students should use the south drive for access in and out of Hale Hall parking. 

* Fitness Center Fall Hours

The Fitness Center will start regular hours on Wednesday August 26.

Regular hours are:
Monday through Friday - 6:30 am-10:00 pm
Saturday - 11:30 am-5:30 pm
Sunday - 11:30 am-9:00 pm

Open Swim hours will be:
Monday through Friday - 11:00 am-1:00 pm and 7:00 pm-9:00 pm
Saturday - 3:00 pm-5:00 pm
Sunday - 3:00 pm-5:00 pm

* Intramural Referees and Scorekeepers needed!

Anyone interested in being an intramural referee or scorekeeper, please stop by the Fitness Center office. 

* UE Theatre Grads Appearing in USA Network Series

Two University of Evansville theatre alums are currently starring in USA Network series. Rami Malek '03 appears in the drama Mr. Robot. Lennon Parham '98 appears in the comedy Playing House, a show she co-created with Jessica St. Clair. (UE theatre grad Jack McBrayer '95 recently was a guest star on Playing House)

For a review of both shows, go here:

* UE Bookstore Introducing RedShelf

The UE Bookstore is now offering eBook versions of textbooks through RedShelf for students interested in eBook formats. Titles with eBook versions are indicated in the store and can be searched on the Bookstore website as well. However, if you purchase your eBook in the store you can charge it to your student account just like any other textbook. Full download instructions will be given to you as well. eBook purchases through our website link are made directing to RedShelf and cannot be put on your student account. 

If you have any questions please ask store staff. The Bookstore now offers new, used, rental and eBook versions of textbooks to assist all student needs. 

* UE Faculty, Staff & Community Photographers! Exhibit Your Photographs!!

The Art Exhibit in the Krannert Hall Gallery, September 21-October 23, will feature photographs taken by members of the UE community. The Krannert Gallery is in the Krannert Hall Art & Music building, where academic and public visibility is high. Let's show our community how talented we are!

Please drop off your work in the Art Office prior to September 15. All work must be framed (preferably matted) and ready for hanging.

The glass cases in the gallery are locked, and your work will be secure as well as insured during the show.

Call Corliss Chastain, Gallery director, at, 207-650-6073 with any questions.

* Help Create a Tobacco-Free Environment

Creating a Tobacco-Free environment is a shared responsibility of all of us in the campus community. If you notice individuals using tobacco on the UE campus, politely inform them that UE policy prohibits tobacco use anywhere on campus grounds. Communication should be polite, brief, educational, and non-confrontational.

Here are a few tips on how to positively approach tobacco use: 

* Campus Now Tobacco-Free

In support of the health and well-being of the campus community, the University is now Tobacco-Free. New this Fall, the use of all tobacco products and electronic smoking devices (e-cigarettes) are now prohibited at school sanctioned and/or sponsored activities or functions on campus.

The use of these products and devices is also prohibited in all University buildings, residential housing, approved University housing, rental properties, grounds, athletic facilities, parking lots, University-owned or leased vehicles, and privately owned vehicles on University grounds.

A full description on this policy and available resources can be found here:



* London Times to Feature UE Professor's Art Textbook

A soon-to-be-released art textbook by a UE faculty member is getting media attention in the UK. Rachel Campbell-Johnston has been commissioned to write a feature piece for the Friday, September 4th London Times visual arts page on The Thames & Hudson Introduction to Art by Debra DeWitte, Ralph Larmann (UE professor of art), and Kathryn Shields. In addition, Home & Antiques are reviewing it in their October issue and The RA Magazine is planning a review for their Christmas issue.

International release of this text will take place on September 21, when it will be available everywhere outside the U.S. This text has been adopted by and recommended for preparation for the Art and Design Oxford Cambridge and RSA Examinations (OCR). The OCR is one of the five main examination boards used to measure qualifications for awards and achievement in subject areas in England, Wales, and Northern Ireland.

Larmann is currently on sabbatical working on a new text for Thames & Hudson.

* School of Business Students Spend Week with Top Executives at Farm Credit Mid-America

The Institute of Banking and Finance (IBF) at the Schroeder School of Business has launched a new fellowship program in cooperation with Farm Credit Mid-America, an agricultural lending cooperative and one of the largest associations within the Farm Credit System. Four students from the Schroeder School of Business visited FCMA's headquarter in Louisville as well as three regional offices in Jasper, Owensboro, and Evansville. Under close supervision of Dr. Yasser Alhenawi, students were given the opportunity to discover the world of agricultural lending and administer tools from their courses in a real world environment, helping them to gain experience for their future.

Top executives from Farm Credit Mid-America, including CEO Bill Johnson, who is a UE alum, introduced students to agro-banking and taught them how to maintain an impressive work atmosphere while also improving customer relations and profits for the company.

"We had a wonderful week networking with executives and learning so much about business in agriculture. We left as four business students with no knowledge of agricultural lending, and returned as great friends with a lot of real world experience! We were able to put a lot of what we learned in class to use, and loved the work atmosphere this company maintains. We thank the Institute of Banking and Finance, Dr. Alhenawi, and Dr. Rawski for this great opportunity!"

* Lisa Kretz Asked To Contribute to Global Encyclopedia of Public Administration and Policy

Professor Lisa Kretz was asked to contribute to the Global Encyclopedia of Public Administration and Policy on the topic of the "Cost of Ethics." This Springer Major Reference Work will be published in both print and online. 


Sympathy to...

* Family of Janice Elliott

Janice Elliott, former employee at the University of Evansville Fitness Center, died August 20. She was 71.

Besides UE, Janice had also worked at the Vanderburgh County Assessor's office.

Her parents were Edward and Lola (Carnahan) Martin. She is survived by children, Diana (Bill) Eblen, Keith (Christina) Lindauer and SueAnn (David) Thurman; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; three sisters; one brother.

There will be a private service at her home. Condolences can be made at:



* UE Women's Tennis to hold Walk-on Tryouts

New University of Evansville women's tennis head coach Jayson Wiseman has announced a pair of open tryouts to join the Purple Aces as a walk-on.

There are two opportunities to try out for the squad and each one will take place at the UE Tennis Courts directly next to the Carson Center on campus. The first will take place on Thursday, August 27 at 12 p.m. and the second will be held at 6 p.m. on Monday, August 31.

All female students at UE are invited to try out for the team. Any student who wishes to try out MUST have a physical PRIOR to trying out. A free physical can be obtained on August 25 at 6:30 p.m. inside the Carson Center. Physicals may also be performed by your individual healthy provider at your own cost.

Those interested in trying out are asked to contact Coach Wiseman via email at no later than Wednesday, August 26 at 5 p.m.

For all of the latest information on University of Evansville women's tennis, log on to the sport page on or follow the program on Twitter via @UEAthletics. For information on giving to UE Athletics or its individual athletics programs, visit the DONATE tab on the top of

To purchase tickets for University of Evansville athletics events, log on to and click on the TICKETS tab on top of the page. 

* UE Athletics announces staff promotions

Nearly one year into his tenure as the Director of Athletics at the University of Evansville, Mark Spencer has announced promotions, title and responsibility changes for several staff members within the department, effective on August 24, 2015.

“I am proud to announce the new titles for our staff members, who have done a great job in their respective areas of our department,” Spencer said. “These title and responsibility changes are well-deserved and will put our staff organizational chart on par with those at similar institutions.”

Lance Wilkerson, who arrived at UE in 2010, officially becomes the department’s Senior Associate Athletic Director for Development and External Relations. Wilkerson has been in charge of development for the department since his arrival and will continue in that role while absorbing additional external duties. His work as the play-by-play voice for the Purple Aces men’s basketball team will also continue for the 2015-16 season.

In her 19th year with the department, Sarah Solinsky is now the Senior Associate Athletic Director for Internal Operations and also the Senior Women’s Administrator. Solinsky was elevated to Senior Associate AD in 2010 and now adds sport supervision duties for five women’s sports including: basketball, softball, soccer, tennis and volleyball.

One of the longest tenured members of the department has been Terry Collins. He is in his 29th year at UE and is now the Associate Athletic Director of Sports Medicine. Collins oversees the full athletic training office and works directly with the men’s soccer, swimming and golf teams. A former pitcher at UE, Collins returned to his alma mater as the head athletic trainer in 1987.

Bob Pristash, who started at UE as the Sports Information Director in 2011, is now the Associate Athletic Director for Media Relations. He oversees the media relations duties for all sports, working directly with men’s basketball, cross country, volleyball, golf and swimming/diving. In a retooling of the external communications, Mike Radomski has been promoted to the Director of Media Relations. His full-time tenure at UE enters its second year, but his work within the city of Evansville goes back much further. He spent 2010 through 2014 working for the Otters as the play-by-play voice and also worked with the Aces baseball and women’s basketball teams since 2011. Radomski is the contact for the UE men’s and women’s soccer teams, women’s basketball and baseball.

Acquiring the title of Assistant Athletic Director for Sports Performance is Jordan Stanley. Stanley came to the department in 2011 and is in his fifth year. His first four years were spent as the Strength and Conditioning Coach for the Purple Aces. The NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from West Virginia University.

In addition to the title changes, and aside from the aforementioned duties of Sarah Solinsky, the other sports management assignments have been changed. Mark Spencer will take over those responsibilities for men’s basketball, baseball and men’s soccer. Director of Ticketing Services Scott Peace will be the point person for men’s and women’s golf while Director of Event Marketing and Management Dustin Hall will assume those duties for men’s and women’s cross country. Working with the men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams will be the Director of Business Operations. This newly-created position within the department is expected to be filled in the coming weeks.

- INFO: For all of the latest information on University of Evansville athletics, log on to the sport page on or follow the program on Twitter via @UEAthletics.

- DONATE: For information on giving to UE Athletics or its individual athletics programs, visit the DONATE tab on the top of

- TICKETS: To purchase tickets for University of Evansville athletics events, log on to and click on the TICKETS tab on top of the page.

* Evansville Volleyball invites alumni back to program

Manolo Concepcion, head coach of the University of Evansville volleyball team, invites all former athletes back to the program for an event that will bring alumni together with the current players in a unique way.

Set for October 9 and 10, the program welcomes its alumni back for a two day event that will begin on Friday with a reunion social. Saturday’s events include a viewing of an open practice, lunch with the team, campus tours and a complimentary ticket to the Purple Aces’ match versus Southern Illinois at 6 p.m.

The full schedule follows:

Friday, October 9
6:30 p.m. – Reunion Social at City Taco, 2403 Washington Avenue
FREE appetizers, a cash bar, and a full menu are available for purchase.

Saturday, October 10
10 – 11:30 a.m. Open Practice Viewing, Meeks Court in the large gym of Carson Center
Noon – lunch with the team. $5.00 per person.
1:00 p.m. – campus tours
6:00 p.m. – Aces vs. Southern Illinois University, Meeks Count in the large gym of Carson Center. One complimentary ticket for each alumna. Additional adult tickets - $5.00, Children’s tickets - $3.00.

Coach Concepcion invites everyone back to reconnect with the current team while enjoying a great weekend on the UE campus. Below is a note from Concepcion inviting you back while explaining the benefits of the experience. If you would like to attend, please follow the link below to register with the program and alumni department.

Calling all former ?#‎UEVolleyball? student-athletes: We are excited to announce that starting this year, we will be conducting an annual alumni event that will include a SOCIAL, PRACTICE VIEWING, SCHOOL TOUR, & GAME ATTENDING. It is a great opportunity for all of us to get closer as a program, unite different generations, and make sure that ALL past players feel and become part of our PRESENT.

We recognize the importance and relevance of all of you throughout the years, because you are the ones who have helped build the path towards the future. Please visit this link, that contains all the details of the upcoming event, and SHARE:

We look forward to see all of you there.

Manolo Concepcion
Head Volleyball Coach

- INFO: For all of the latest information on University of Evansville volleyball, log on to the sport page on or follow the program on Twitter via @UEAthletics_VB.

- DONATE: For information on giving to UE Athletics or its individual athletics programs, visit the DONATE tab on the top of

- TICKETS: To purchase tickets for University of Evansville athletics events, log on to and click on the TICKETS tab on top of the page.

* College Night at Evansville Otters Game

The Evansville Otters, frontier league baseball team has TWO college night promotions. On Wednesday and Thursday FREE admission with UE ID.

The UE Graduates of the Last Decade group is hosting a UE Night on Thursday, August 27th and all UE students are welcome to sit in the UE section along the 1st base side (look for purple balloons) and network with recent graduates.

For questions contact the Office of Alumni and Parent Relations at 

* UE Men's and Women’s Soccer Teams Announce Promotional Schedule

The University of Evansville athletics department is proud to announce the 2015 men’s and women’s soccer promotional schedule.

The women’s soccer team has a special Field of Dreams Uganda Fundraiser on Sunday, Aug. 30 as the Purple Aces will be collecting donations for their trip to Uganda. The match against Miami (Ohio) will begin at 1:00 p.m. CDT.

Both soccer teams will host a Military Appreciation Night this season. The men’s game will be held on Friday, Sept. 4 against Air Force with a 7:30 p.m. start time. The women’s Military Appreciation Night / Wounded Warrior game will be played on Friday, Sept. 11 against Belmont at 7:00 p.m. All military, current or retired, with a valid ID will receive a free ticket plus a free guest ticket as well. Family members of the military will also be able to receive a discounted $5 ticket.

Homecoming will occur on Saturday, Sept. 26 as part of a doubleheader. The women’s team hosts Loyola in a Missouri Valley Conference matchup starting at 3:00 p.m. The Aces will also be holding their Multiple Sclerosis Night and wearing orange to support the cause. After the conclusion of the women’s game, the men’s team will host Drake in MVC action at 6:00 p.m.

The women’s soccer team will also play Drake with Senior Night festivities on Saturday, October 10. The match is scheduled for 6:00 p.m.

October 24 marks Indiana Youth Soccer Night for the men’s team. Any kid wearing their youth soccer jersey will receive free admission to the Saturday night 7:00 p.m. conference match with Missouri State.

The men’s team also ends the season with Senior Day on Tuesday, Nov. 3 when Northern Kentucky visits for a 7:00 p.m. game.

For all of the latest information on University of Evansville soccer, log on to the sport page on or follow the programs on Twitter via @UEAthleticsMSOC or @UEAthleticsWSOC. For information on giving to UE Athletics or its individual athletics programs, visit the DONATE tab on the top of To purchase tickets for University of Evansville athletics events, log on to and click on the TICKETS tab on top of the page.


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