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Thursday, October 27, 2022

* Olmsted Landscape Renewal

Beginning the week of October 24, a transformation of the exterior landscape areas of Olmsted Hall will take place. Crews have already begun the process, that will include replacement of much of the existing landscape. This upgrade will greatly improve the appearance of the one building all visitors and potential student families frequent, through multiple seasons of color while allowing the beauty of this iconic building to shine.

Project contractors have been advised to yield to all pedestrians while keeping the sidewalks open. The project is anticipated to take approximately two weeks.

Renderings of the front and back door portions of the project are displayed here for all to view. We look forward to seeing the progress and improvement this project brings to Olmsted Hall!

Submitted by Bob Dale

Upcoming Events

* Art Exhibit "Reflections" in Melvin Peterson Gallery

The University of Evansville presents “Reflections”, an exhibit by Michael Warrick, on display at the Melvin Peterson Gallery through Saturday, December 10.

All are welcome to attend the reception and artist lecture on Thursday, November 17 at 6:30 PM in the Melvin Peterson Gallery.

The exhibit and reception are part of the Emerging Contemporary Artist Lecture Series sponsored by the Efroymson Family Fund and the UE Department of Art.

The hours for the Melvin Peterson Gallery are Monday 12–3pm; Tuesday 12–3pm; Wednesday 12–6pm; Thursday 12–6pm; Friday 12–3pm; and Saturday 12–3pm.

Submitted by Carol McCraney
* "Hopeless Resistance in Eastern Europe" is topic of Fiddick Lecture

Distinguished Indiana University Historian Padraic Kenney to deliver 2022 Fiddick Lecture on "Why Hopeless Resistance Matters. Lessons from Eastern Europe”

The University of Evansville’s Department of History, Politics, and Social Change is proud to welcome Dr Padraic Kenney for the 20th annual Thomas C. Fiddick Memorial Lecture. The Lecture will be in Eykamp Hall in the Ridgway University Center at UE on Friday November 4 at 7pm. The event is free and open to the public.

In the decades from 1974 to 2014, dozens of opposition movements around the world brought about real political change. But in the more recent past, resistance in Russia, Iran, Hong Kong and elsewhere seems to have had little effect. In this lecture, Professor Padraic Kenney will draw insights from successful revolutionary movements in Eastern Europe, especially in the 1980s, but also more recent social mobilization in Ukraine, to consider what political resistance is and why it can work. At the same time, though, he will consider how conditions have become less conducive to the success of resistance.

Padraic Kenney is a Professor of both History and International Studies at Indiana University, where he teaches courses on global democracy movements and revolutions, communism, and Polish and Eastern European History. He is the author of six books, including Dance in Chains: Political Imprisonment in the Modern World (Oxford, 2017) and A Carnival of Revolution: Central Europe, 1989 (Princeton, 2002). In 2016, he was President of the Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ASEEES). Before coming to Indiana University in 2007, he taught at the University of Colorado. He was educated at Harvard University, the University of Toronto, and the University of Michigan.

Submitted by James MacLeod
* UE T-Shirt Exchange

Need more purple in your closet? On October 28th from 12-1 bring a t-shirt from another college to the Collegiate Alumni Board Table in Ridgway and swap it for a UE t-shirt. All collected shirts will be donated

Submitted by Melanie Hawkins
* UE Nursing Annual Haunted House this Thursday, 10/27

Please support our nursing organization, SNAP, by attending our Haunted House in the nursing lab on campus. Join us for a spooky walk through Graves Hall 105 in our nursing student-facilitated event. Admission is $3 per person and our event will last from 7-9PM. All are welcome - Prepare to be scared!

Submitted by Johnna Mitchell
* National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week

National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week is October 22-28. The goal of this week is to bring attention to issues posed by excessive, unsafe drinking among college students.

There will be tabling in Ridgway all week with some fun activities and the chance enter a raffle. The Health and Wellness Educator will also be hosting an alcohol safety presentation on Thursday Oct. 27th at 7pm in SOBA 170. This presentation is not just standing up and talking about how alcohol is bad – it’s more realistic, he talks about how to drink safely.

Everyone is welcome to attend!

Submitted by Blake Johnson
* UE Nursing MOD Giveback

Senior nursing students will be hosting a giveback at MOD Pizza to benefit the Evansville Recovery Alliance.

Submitted by Anna Bury

Info You Should Know

* 2022 Flu Shots

Wednesday, November 2nd from 9am-3pm the Student Health Center will be providing Flu shots free of charge to the first 130 students. No appointment will be necessary. After the first 130 students, the cost will be $20 CASHLESS only.

Submitted by Benton Simpson
* Music Conservatory Welcomes EVSC Choir Students

On Thursday October 27, the UE Music Conservatory will welcome 500 middle and high school students from EVSC to campus for the day for workshops on group singing. The participating students all participate in their schools’ music programs. This is a great opportunity for UE to build its relationships with the area public schools and promote the university. Thank you for your part in welcoming our prospective student guests to campus for the day.

Submitted by Amy Esche
* FREE, confidential HIV testing- First Wednesday of every month at the Health Center

FREE, confidential HIV testing performed by Matthew 25 at the Student Health Center.
First Wednesday of every month
No appointment necessary
Results in minutes!

Submitted by Tara Ulrich
* Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra String Fellowship Announcement

We are excited to announce the new Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra String Fellowship Program, a program created by the Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra and the University of Evansville Music Conservatory. The fellowship benefits include UE Scholarship, EPO Paid Service Contract, Professional Performing Experiences, and more! Please contact the University of Evansville Music Conservatory at for more information.

Submitted by Chun-Ming Chen
* Are You Ready For Advising and Registration Week?

The time to plan your next semester is fast approaching! Advising Week is October 24-28 and Registration Week begins October 31-November 4. Make sure to schedule an appointment with your advisor NOW, to be ready for registration. Check your UE email! You'll receive your registration time in the coming weeks. As always, if you have questions or concerns visit Academic Services in Olmsted Hall 116 or email us at

Submitted by Jade S Shelby
* Want to Learn How to be More Interculturally Competent?

Did you know you can earn a certificate in Intercultural Competence while you're studying at UE?
By completing FLC 360 (late start), FLC 361 (Winter Intersession) and COMM 380 (a frequently offered General Education requirement) you can complete and earn a certificate in Intercultural Competence!
For more information or questions, please contact Academic Services at or visit us in Olmsted Hall 116.

Submitted by Jade S Shelby
* Apply for UELA

The University of Evansville Leadership Academy applications are now open! All students who have at least two years before graduation at UE are encouraged to apply. Applications will close on October 31st. Please reach out to Caitlin O'Donnell, Hannah Garrity, or Lily Renfro if you have any questions!

Submitted by Caitlin O'Donnell


* Dr. Rodríguez Quevedo presents at the XXXI CIHL virtual conference

Dr. Diana Rodríguez Quevedo, associate professor of Spanish, gave a presentation at the XXXI CIHL virtual conference last weekend. In her paper entitled, “Intimidad de la violencia y transgresiones en la intimidad en ‘Cuentos escogidos 1964-2006’ de Óscar Collazos,” she analyzed narrative voice manipulations to manifest subtle and overt forms of violence and transgressions in two short stories within this collection by the Afro-Colombian author Óscar Collazos.

Submitted by Marisa E. Patterson-Knox


* UE Cross Country Heads To MVC Championships Friday

The University of Evansville cross country teams began their 2022 season in Terre Haute, Indiana.  Now, just over a month later, the Purple Aces will return to Terre Haute to take part in the biggest meet of the year, as UE will take part in the annual Missouri Valley Conference Championships at the LaVern Gibson Cross Country Course in Terre Haute.

The women’s 6-K race will kick off the championship meet at 8 a.m. central time, followed by the men’s 8-K race at 9 a.m. central.  Both races can be seen live on ESPN+.

“With any championship meet, the goal is always to bring your best when it is required,” said UE Director of Cross Country/Track & Field Brooks LeCompte.  “That’s what I’m hoping to see tomorrow.”

UE has not competed since racing in the 20th-Annual UE Invitational on October 15.  At that meet, eight of the ten Purple Aces who ran posted season-best times, with five squad members running personal-best marks. 

On the men’s side, sophomore Adam Oulgout (St. Paul, Minn./Central) continued his strong season, as he posted his second-straight PR time with a mark of 26:28.6 in the 8-K to place sixth overall.  Oulgout has been UE’s top finisher in all three meets this season, with fifth-year runner Carson Kline (Terre Haute, Ind./South) running second for UE in each of the last two meets.

On the women’s side, sophomore Ellie Stewart (Lombard, Ill./Glenbard South) turned in a personal-best time of 20:39.3 in the 5-K to pace the Purple Aces at the UE Invitational.  Stewart has led UE in two of the three meets this season, with graduate student Melanie Helder (Hudsonville, Mich./Hudsonville) posting the fastest time of the year so far, with a time of 18:14.0 at the Live In Lou Classic in her only race of the fall.  Helder’s time currently ranks right outside the MVC’s top 10 fastest 5-K times this fall.

“I know where we stand as a team in the MVC, and so, all we can control is how we perform tomorrow,” said LeCompte.  “I am a competitor by nature, and I just want to see us perform as best as we can, and build off of that for the future.”

Friday’s forecast calls for a chilly start to the race, with temperatures in the mid-40s expected in Terre Haute, but it will be sunny, dry and a light wind at 5-10 miles per hour.

Submitted by Athletics

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