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Thursday, September 1, 2022

* Rave Guardian: Enhanced Campus Emergency Notification System

The UE Office of Public Safety has implemented Rave Guardian, a campus safety app that transforms your phone into a personal safety device. This enhances your safety on campus through a virtual network of friends, family, and even Public Safety. When you download the app, you'll find some helpful features:

  • UE Emergency Line: direct immediate connection to Public Safety with GPS location and personal profile information. It’s a Bluelight Emergency Phone in the palm of your hand!
  • Personal Guardians: Students can identify friends, roommates, and family as ‘guardians’.
  • Safety Timers: Guardians can check the status of a student. If the Rave Guardian timer is not deactivated before it expires, the selected guardian can contact Public Safety and provide the start location and end destination. Officers will check the area for the student.
  • Chat: Text the Public Safety Dispatch Center at any time.

This app is available through both the Apple App Store and Google Play. Just scan one of the QR codes below to start your download if you haven't already.

Graphic with iPhone and QR codes

Have questions? A list of frequently asked questions is posted to our website (scroll about halfway down to the FAQ section). You can also contact the Office of Public Safety at any time by emailing or calling 812-488-2051 (non-emergency).

Submitted by Julie Beer /

Upcoming Events

* Save the Date - UE Majors and Minors Fair

Save the date for the UE Majors and Minors Fair on Tuesday, October 18, 2022, from 4:00 to 5:30 p.m. in Eykamp Hall.

Faculty, students, and alumni along with campus support teams will provide information about their discipline, professional outcomes, education programs, academic support, social innovation, and much more.

Watch for additional information coming soon. Contact Paula Heldt at or 812-488-2479 with questions.

Submitted by Paula Heldt
* UE Shepard Brass at Allen Family Amphitheater

The University of Evansville Music Conservatory's Shepard Brass will perform a free concert at the Allen Family Amphitheater in Newburgh Indiana on Saturday September 10th at 7:00 PM. The concert is free and open to the public. They will be featuring Baroque, Patriotic, Jazz, and Popular music on the program.

Submitted by Timothy Zifer
* Department of Art Alumni Exhibition Returns

The Department of Art is pleased to announce the return of the UE Art Alumni Exhibition in the Melvin Peterson Gallery.  Twenty alumni from around the country are participating in this exhibition.  The artworks range from painting, sculpture, ceramics, batik, alcohol ink, and mixed media.  All artwork is for sale and a portion of the sales will go to the establishment of an Art Scholarship.  We welcome the entire community to visit the exhibition and support the

Department of Art as we welcome these alumni to campus.  Some of these students you may even remember.
The Exhibition opens September 6 and runs through October 15.  There is a public reception on Thursday, September 8 at 6:30 pm to celebrate the artists.  We hope to see you there.

Melvin Peterson Gallery hours are:
Monday, Tuesday, and Friday 12-3
Wednesday and Thursday 12-6
Saturday 12-3

Submitted by Carol McCraney
* Student Organization Fair

Please join us for the Student Organization Fair on Thursday, September 1 at 5:30 - 7:00 pm. Location : Outside Ridgway University Center and Memorial Plaza. It is a great chance to find out about student organizations, make friends, get involved, and try something new.

Submitted by Jane Meyer
* Krannert Gallery Exhibit Opens September 6

“Summer Eclipse” by Timothy Dorsey”

The University of Evansville is excited to begin the academic year with Abstracts, Music and Nature: A Glimpse Into The Art of Rev. Tim Dorsey in the newly renovated Krannert Gallery September 6 – October 22.

Dorsey is an Evansville native and resident. He is a life-long, primarily self-taught, artist whose abstract paintings are inspired by music and nature.

A public reception for the artist will be hosted in the Krannert Gallery, located in the Krannert Hall of Art & Music, on Thursday, September 15 at 6:30pm.

Krannert Gallery Hours are Monday through Saturday 8am – 8pm and Sunday noon – 8pm.

This exhibit is part of the “Emerging Contemporary Artist Lecture Series” sponsored by the Efroymson Family Fund and the UE Department of Art. For information, contact the UE Dept of Art, 812-488-2043 or

Submitted by Carol McCraney
* Engineering, Business, & Technology Career Fair- Register today

Join us on Tuesday, September 13 from 1pm-3pm in Eykamp Hall for the opportunity to meet with dozens of employers in the Engineering, Business, and Technology fields. Don't miss the chance to meet regional employers, network in your field, and get information on internships and job openings. Look in Handshake to see a list of all employers planning to be in attendance. This year's sponsors include: Berry, BWXT, Keller Schroeder, Penske, Republic Finance, and Traylor Brothers.

Preregister for this event in Handshake!! Preregistering will save you time at check in.

Submitted by Amanda Wood
* Spikeball Tournament

UE roundnet club is hosting a spikeball tournament September 10th at 10 am on the intramural fields! All skill levels are welcome, and we are happy to teach first time players! Find a partner and we will see you there. If you want to play and need help finding a partner, email me at We are looking forward to seeing who the best spikeball players on campus are! Top three teams will win prizes!

Submitted by Emily Vasquez
* What's it like to discover a lost, underwater castle?

If you’ve ever wondered what it was like to work as an underwater archaeologist? Join Dr. Emily Stammitti, British Faculty Member and MA Programme Director at Harlaxton College. She is a British- American underwater archaeologist and community activist, as she explores the discovery of an underwater castle in Scotland and the treasures it revealed.

September 8, 2022
12:15 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
COST: Free Via Zoom
Learn more an register at:

Submitted by Holly Lee Smith

Info You Should Know

* OTS Help Desk Now Hiring Student Workers

The Office of Technology Services is currently seeking Student Workers to assist at our Help Desk during business hours! No experience necessary, as we hope to provide you with the tools and confidence in technology use beyond our Help Desk! Duties include but not limited to answering calls, taking down information, greeting visitors, and growing your confidence in technology use during your employment!

Please email for more information!

Submitted by Nick Messer
* Table and Chair Requests

Starting today, September 1, Facilities Management will be responsible for table and chair requests for the campus, apart from Ridgway and Eykamp.

When filling out requests on resource scheduler, please indicate if tables and chairs are required for your event.

Additionally, email Fred Wilson at fw2 with the location, number of tables, chairs, time, and date of the event.

Please do this at least 14 days prior to your event to ensure we are able to add the request into our schedule.

HES will continue with responsibility for tables and chairs if events are located in Ridgway and Eykamp.

Submitted by Fred Wilson
* Facilities Maintenance Work Requests

Faculty, Staff and Students can find the link to the new Work Request system on the My UE portal page.  The “Preferred Links” portion at the right of the page has a link for Facilities Work Requests located in the second row.  Once you have successfully accessed the page, you can save it in your bookmarks or favorites.

There is a mobile app available that is listed under Asset Essentials by Brightly.  The client id is evansville and then enter your UE password to enter our work request site.  If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Lisa Cresci, Work Control Coordinator for Facilities Management & Planning at 488-2567 or email

Submitted by LISA M CRESCI
* Solution Station: 2022-2023 UE Planners are HERE

The 2022-2023 UE Planner books are HERE! Keep track of your assignments, important to-do list items, and organize your busy social and personal life with this FREE tool. The UE Planner book also includes a student resource guide and pre-printed university deadlines and event dates.

Do you need more time? More organization? The UE Planner is the solution you're looking for!

Get your FREE planner at the Solution Station table in Ridgway at one these times:

  • Wednesday, August 31 – 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Thursday, September 1 – 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
  • Friday, September 2 – 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Or stop by Academic Services (Olmsted 116) and just ask for one!

Submitted by Chad Hart / /

Submitted by Chad Hart
* Hiring Writing Consultants

The Writing Center is hiring consultants for the fall semester. Faculty can recommend students, or students can contact the Writing Center director at Writing Consultants work directly with students to improve overall student writing. Training is provided.

Submitted by Kristina Groves
* Honors Program Welcomes New Students at Annual Retreat

The Honors Program is excited to welcome 75 new freshmen and 3 transfer students to the program this fall. On Sunday, August 28, these students took part in the annual honors retreat at Audubon State Park. While at Audubon, the students completed a team-building challenge course, brainstormed ChangeLab ideas, and played a mini-version of the Nerd Wars trivia competition.

Students also participated in a book discussion of this year’s honors common read, Under The Skin by Linda Villarosa. Special thanks to the faculty who shared their expertise during the discussion – Dr. Dan Byrne, Dr. Su Jin Jeong, Dr. Julie Merkle, and Dr. Valerie Stein. The Honors Program invites the campus community to join in reading the book in advance of other events taking place this semester, including a campus visit and presentation by the author on October 24. Copies of the book are on reserve in the library.

Submitted by Jayme Williams
* CDEI Is Hiring

We're Hiring!

Are you interested in learning more about DEI or helping your fellow students become more culturally ware? Then a federal work study position in the CDEI might just be for you!

We have three (3) federal work study positions open that will focus on different duties! We'd love to see an application if any of these interest you!

Apply today!

*federal work study eligibility is required*

Submitted by Abagail Catania
* Join the CDEI Programming Committee

The CDEI invites students and employees to apply to be part of the CDEI Programming Committee!

The primary duty of the Programming Committee is to aid in the administrative responsibilities associated with events through the Center. Some of these events include MLK Day, Hispanic History Month, Women's Appreciation Month, Disability Awareness Month and more. In the CDEI, we want to create programming our community not only needs but wants. What better way to have your voice heard by channeling your inner changemaker and being part of the planning process?

Time commitment includes weekly meetings for one hour, as well as assigned responsibilities based on event/ program happenings not to exceed four hours in total per week.

Being part of the Programming Committee is completely voluntary.

If you or someone you know would be a great addition to this committee please send an email of interest to

Submitted by Abagail Catania
* Fall Meal Plan Changes

Students can adjust meal plans for the Fall semester until Friday, September 2, 2022 at 5:00 p.m.

Adjust your meal plan online

Submitted by Brian Conner
* Library Display Cases

Looking for a great place to show off what is happening in your area of UE campus?
Then I have the perfect place for you.
The library has two display cases with great views, open all year round, and the 2022-2023 schedule is open for the taking. If you are interested in taking advantage of the space, then all you have to do is call ext. 1062 and let Julie know dates, an email of the person reserving the display case, if you want both cases or just one, and what you want to display.

Submitted by Julie Wilson
* Only 4 Spots Left for Purple Patrol!

Purple Patrol is once again returning this fall! We now need your help filling up the 15 Fridays throughout the semester!

You can sign up for Purple Patrol through SignUpGenius. Join your coworkers, department, or team and volunteer for the Friday of your choosing. Please sign up for one week only so everyone has a chance to participate. Those who sign up will travel around campus on Fridays (preferably morning or lunchtime) and hand out giveaways to Aces showing their purple pride! 

If you have questions, please contact Julie Beer, university relations coordinator, at

Submitted by Julie Beer /
* Check Out the "Need Help?" Student Resources Webpage!

The UE website has several webpages that can be of assistance to students - or even faculty and staff who want to help students. But the webpages are in various departments and may not be easily located. Students may not even know what resources are available to them, such as campus departments and services. Thank you to an Ethics & Social Change ChangeLab, led by Dr. Valerie Stein, that proposed a student resources webpage!

For a one-stop shop of student services and support, visit the Need Help? webpage. You can find an orange button under the Student Life menu item or simply visit The webpage has links and information pertaining to food pantries, tutoring, scheduling advice, counseling and disability services, and much more. 

Submitted by Julie Beer /


* Dr. Nikolidakis' Publishes Memoir

Please join us in congratulating Dr. Nikolidakis on the release and success of her memoir, No One Crosses the Wolf, which is currently #1 on Amazon in Survival Biographies & Memoirs

The book was selected for the prestigious “Amazon First Reads,” which made it available to Kindle subscribers in the month of August.

No One Crosses the Wolf received a starred review from Library Journal, which writes, “This memoir holds nothing back. It is brutally honest, heart-wrenching, evocative, and soul-searching. While Nikolidakis is honest about the darkness she’s endured, she also opens up the metaphorical window and gives the readers light…A gripping, brutally honest memoir that deals with some heavy themes but will leave readers feeling hopeful and reflective by the end. Readers who enjoy examining the human spirit will be drawn to this book.”

Kirkus Review writes, “In this frank and often searing narrative, Nikolidakis examines what she describes as monstrous abuses perpetrated by her father, who, after leaving her family, murdered his new girlfriend and her daughter before committing suicide…With compelling clarity and eloquence, she anatomizes his ability to manipulate…A brave and inspiring account of a movement through pain to a complex reckoning and self-recovery.”

Its full release date is September 1st, and it’s now available everywhere books are sold.

Submitted by Lisa Nikolidakis
* Deans' List

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

Submitted by Meg Atwater-Singer
* Biology major presents at international conference

Senior Biology Major, Elyse Talley, presented research entitled “Diet mixing has a limited benefit for the generalist holoparasite, Cuscuta gronovii” at the joint meetings of the Ecological Society of America and the Canadian Society for Ecology and Evolution in Montreal, Canada. This research was a collaborative project with Dr. Cris G. Hochwender, Dr. E. Ann Powell and two UE graduates—Caitlin Caldwell & Darcie Smith.

A native plant parasite in SW Indiana, Cuscuta gronovii feeds on a range of native plants, including multiple species found in UE’s native plant garden (NPG). This research project took place in the experimental area of the NPG. UE’s NPG provides a venue where over 100 species of native flowers, grasses, shrubs, and trees can be viewed. This native plant diversity has great value for several reasons, including support for native insects (including insect herbivores and pollinators). Elyse has extended her research to examine the bee and butterfly species associated with the native plant diversity found in the NPG. Next spring, Elyse will use her research experiences to lead an educational outreach experience via a changelab class—People for Pollinators. If you are interested in her changelab, in UE’s NPG, or in ecological restoration, please contact Dr. Cris Hochwender ( or Elyse Talley (

Submitted by Cris Hochwender
* Clark Kimberling Publishes Research Article

Clark Kimberling, Professor of Mathematics at UE, along with with co-authors Kiminari Shinagawa (Japan) and Peter J. C. Moses (England), has an article entitled "Euler Coordinates in the Plane of a Triangle" in the current volume of the International Journal of Computer Discovered Mathematics. In contrast to the most common coordinate system for triangle geometry (the 3-dimensional barycentric coordinate system), this article introduces a 2-dimensional system in which one of the axes is the famous Euler line (

View the article

Submitted by Clark Kimbelring

Harlaxton Happenings

* Harlaxton Walled Garden Project Update

Greetings from Harlaxton!

We have some news on the Walled Garden project that may of interest to AceNotes readers.

On 9th August 2022 we submitted a planning application to our local council for formal approval.

The full planning application can be viewed on the SKDC Planning website - Planning search - s22/1636

The application includes various detailed plans and reports including:

This is a major step forward in the life of the project and we look forward to a positive response from the planners!

Submitted by Ian Welsh
* Spring at Harlaxton: application and deposit deadline approaching

If you are hoping to spend the Spring 2023 semester at Harlaxton, make sure you have your application complete and get your deposit paid! You can find the course descriptions and application here:, and deposits are due to Student Financial Services by Monday, September 12. Feel free to email the Harlaxton team at or come by the office in Ridgway 220 (just past student engagement) with questions!

Submitted by Kaylynn McCalister


* Golden Eagle Invitational up next for UE volleyball

Riding a 2-match win streak, the University of Evansville volleyball team makes its way to Cookeville, Tennessee for the Golden Eagle Invitational.  Opening on Friday, the Purple Aces open with a 1PM match versus Western Carolina before completing the day with a 5PM contest against Northwestern...Saturday’s finale pits UE against Tennessee Tech at 2PM.  Each match is slated to be televised by ESPN+.

Home Opener
- Tuesday’s home opener saw UE take on the University of Southern Indiana for the first time as Division I opponents with the Aces earning the 3-0 sweep
- UE hit .409 as a team while holding the Screaming Eagles to .236
- For the fourth time in as many contests in 2022, Alondra Vazquez accumulated the top kill tally, finishing with 13
- Giulia Cardona had 12 while Melanie Feliciano recorded a double-double with 11 kills and 10 digs
- Kora Ruff picked up 38 assists and 9 digs in the victory

Opening Weekend
- Last Friday, the 2022 season opened at the Marshall Invitational
- Despite winning the first set in both contests on Friday, UE came out on the losing end in a 3-1 setback to Wright State and a 5-set defeat at Marshall
- The Aces came back strong on Saturday, earning a 3-0 road sweep over the Thundering Herd
- Alondra Vazquez led all players in kills in each of the first three matches

Finding her Offense              
- Evansville’s block leader in 2022 has started to amp it up offensively as Madisyn Steele ranks fourth on the team with 1.53 kills per set
- Steele has at least six kills in three of the four matches, including a season-high of seven against USI...her efficiency in the last two matches has seen her hit .556 with 11 kills in 18 attempts while posting just one error
- Her average of 0.60 blocks per set is the top total on the team and she has finished with at least one in each match

Excelling in her Role
- Earning a spot on the All-MVC First Team in 2021, Melanie Feliciano continues to put up some of the MVC’s top all-around numbers in 2022
- Offensively, Feliciano is third for UE with 2.73 kills per set and has recorded at least 9 in each match while hitting a solid .273
- On the defensive side, Feliciano paces Evansville with 2.53 digs per set while recording double figure digs on two occasions

NCAA Top Five
- Through the opening stages of the 2022 season, Alondra Vazquez is already setting some of the top numbers in the NCAA
- Vazquez is ranked in the top five nationally in three categories including total kills (3rd-76), total points (4th-81.5) and total attacks (5th-174)
- For the fourth time in her career, Vazquez was named the MVC Player of the Week on August 29
- Her 5.07 kills per set paces the MVC and she set an early season mark of 26 kills in Friday’s 5-set contest at Marshall before hitting .367 with 16 more kills to lead UE to a 3-0 sweep on Saturday

Submitted by Athletics
* UE men open season Friday

Action gets underway for the University of Evansville men’s golf team on Friday with a trip to the Earl Yestingsmeier Invitational in Muncie, Ind.

Ball State will be hosting the tournament, which includes a total of 15 teams.  Joining the Cardinals and Purple Aces in the event are Butler, Central Michigan, Cleveland State, Dayton, Eastern Kentucky, IUPUI, Loyola, Marshall, Northern Kentucky, Oakland, Ohio, Purdue Fort Wayne and Wright State.

Delaware Country Club is the host course with the tournament opening on Friday with 36 holes.  A shotgun start commences play at 9AM ET.  Saturday’s final round will have tee times beginning at 9:30AM ET. 

An experienced UE squad returns all but one player from last season.  Nicholas Gushrowski paced UE in 2021-22 with a 76.64 stroke average.  His top season finish was a tie for 5th place at the ASU Spring Classic.  Just behind him was Henry Kiel.  His season mark of 77.36 was second on the squad with Caleb Wassmer completing the season averaging 77.39 strokes per round.

Other returners include Michael Ikejiani, Masatoyo Kato, Cody Mobley, Carson Parker, Eli Rohleder and Isaac Rohleder.  Three newcomers join the Aces this season including Daniil Romashkin, Luke Schneider and Mason Taylor.

Submitted by Athletics
* UE Women's Soccer Travels To SIUE Thursday Night

Fresh off its first win of the 2022 season, the University of Evansville women’s soccer team will now play its first road contest of the year on Thursday night, as the Purple Aces will travel to Edwardsville, Illinois to take on the Cougars of Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville. Kick-off is set for 7:05 p.m. and Thursday’s match can be seen live on ESPN+.

Evansville will enter Thursday’s contest at 1-1-1 overall after picking up a 2-1 victory over Morehead State on Sunday at Arad McCutchan Stadium in Evansville. Fifth-year forward Emily Ormson (Folsom, Calif./Vista del Lago) paced the UE attack with four shots, including three on goal, and netted her second goal of the season on her way to earning Missouri Valley Conference Offensive Player of the Week honors on Monday. Overall, Ormson leads UE with two goals and seven shots, including six shots on goal, and she ranks in the MVC’s top 10 in all three categories.

Senior Sophia Rodil (San Francisco, Calif./Sacred Heart Cathedral Prep) added the match-winner on Sunday against Morehead State for her first goal since her freshman year. Rodil has missed the past two seasons while recovering from an ACL injury suffered at the end of her freshman campaign at UE, but she headed home a cross from freshman Chrysta Vasquez (Las Vegas, Nev./Coronado) in the 68th minute to give Evansville the 2-1 victory.

“I thought that we came out a little flat in the first half on Sunday against Morehead State, but after they scored, we showed the type of team that we can be and I thought we really played well,” said UE head coach Chris Pfau. “Hopefully, we can build on the momentum from the last 30 minutes of Sunday’s match on Thursday night.”

SIUE will enter Thursday’s contest at 1-3-0 overall after dropping a 2-0 decision to Loyola of Chicago on Sunday. The Cougars are the preseason favorite to win the Ohio Valley Conference, and have played in each of the last two NCAA Tournaments. Reigning all-OVC forward Lily Schnieders leads the SIUE attack with eight shots this year, and she is one of four Cougars with a goal on the season. Schnieders scored a goal last year in SIUE’s 2-0 victory over UE in Evansville, as the Cougars handed Evansville its first loss of the 2021 season. All-time, the series is tied 1-1.

Submitted by Athletics

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