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Tuesday, November 22, 2022

* Winter on Walnut Registration is Open

Winter on Walnut Registration for Faculty and Staff is now open!

Registration is $6 per person and includes hot chocolate, carriage rides, train rides, ice skating, and a children's craft!

Winter on Walnut is a free event for current UE students. There is no need to register.

Non-UE students can register at

Those wishing to only partake in Vespers and Tree lighting do not need to register.

Submitted by Morgan Lamberton

Upcoming Events

* SAB Just Dance Glow Party Tournament

SAB is hosting a Just Dance tournament/karaoke night on Monday, November 28th! Come dance and sing in a glow party environment! The winner of the bracket-style dance tournament will win a prize! Those who come also have a chance to win a prize which can be claimed at the end of the event. Come show off your dance skills, climb the bracket, and win the prize!

Submitted by Auberi Grubb
* Ace Care MOD Giveback

AceCare is the umbrella term for our three pro-bono student run programs, Ace+PT, ACErcise, and AceBuddies. Through these programs we can reach the uninsured, underinsured, homeless, and vulnerable members of our community to provide them with physical therapy care or health and wellness services that these individuals require but cannot afford. On November 30th, there will be a MOD giveback and 20% of all proceeds will go to Ace Care! I have attached the flyer for more information and please make sure you show the cashier the flyer to ensure we receive the maximum amount of proceeds!

Thank you,
Molly Watson and Maddie Scheil
Fundraising Co-Coordiantors

Submitted by Maddie Scheil
* UE Music Conservatory Presents Holiday Pops

Submitted by Amy Esche
* "The Night it Rained Tears": 45th Anniversary Services

On December 13, 1977, a plane crash tragically took the lives of 29 members from both the UE Men's Basketball team and the flight crew. We invite you to help us remember and honor these lives as we mark the 45th anniversary of “the night it rained tears” – a date that will forever be embedded in our University’s history.

There will be two services on Tuesday, December 13, both of which are open to the campus community and the public. We hope you can join us in remembering them.

Daytime service: Noon / Memorial Plaza
Evening service: 7:00 p.m. / Neu Chapel 

Additional details will be shared at a later date.

Submitted by Julie Beer /
* Intramural Pickleball Tournament

The Intramural department is having an end of the year doubles Pickleball tournament for students faculty and staff!
The tournament will be held Friday, December 2nd beginning at 6:00pm inside the Fitness Center. Paddles and balls will be provided. Information about the tournament can be found on Anybody wanting to participate in the tournament can signup on or by contacting Drew @ah519.

Submitted by Drew Hawkins
* 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
* It's Not Too Late to Register for Winter Intersession Courses

Get ahead by taking Winter Intersession online courses. Complete a missing required course, lighten your spring load, and take advantage of the winter break. Classes are held from December 16, 2022, through January 6, 2023. Students may take one class and register when registering for spring classes starting October 31, 2022.

For more information visit

Winter Intersession Course List:

Submitted by Paula Heldt

Info You Should Know

* No Tutoring Over Break

Tutoring hours will not be held over Thanksgiving Break (11/23-11/25). Limited hours may be held Tuesday, 11/22, and Sunday, 11/27, with some cancellations. For the most up to date information regarding changes in the tutoring schedule, please review the schedule.

If you have any questions in regards to tutoring, contact Laci Rowe at / 812-488-5170 or stop by Academic Services (Olmsted 116).

Submitted by Laci Rowe
* TIAA Educational Webinar for UE Employees

The financial knowledge to help plan for whatever life brings

Join University of Evansville's Plan Consultant, Tom Loftus from PlanPilot and TIAA Sr. Financial

Consultant, Michael Dooley, as they highlight recent retirement plan enhancements

The webinar will highlight changes within the retirement plans:

  • Investment menu updates
  • Addition of the Roth contribution option
  • Addition of the online salary deferral agreement

There will be time for Questions & Answers, so be sure to attend!

Join us for a webinar online Wednesday, November 30th from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. CT

Submitted by Lori LeDuc
* File the 2023-24 FAFSA

File the 2023-24 FAFSA by April 15 at

Continuing students should file the 2023-24 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to apply for federal, state and University need-based financial aid, including all federal student loans. UE's FAFSA code is 001795.

Filing by April 15 is essential for Indiana residents to receive state aid, and highly recommended for all.

Questions regarding the FAFSA should be directed to the Student Financial Services (Olmsted Administration Hall, Room 105) at 812-488-2364.

Submitted by Amy Sowders
* Music Conservatory Welcomes Piano Students

The Music Conservatory recently hosted the annual "KEY" (Keyboard Education for Youth) Competition sponsored by the Greater Evansville Music Teachers Association (GEMTA). Over 80 pre-college pianists plus area piano teachers and parents were on campus for the competition and evening recital of winners on November 19. Professor Anne Fiedler also conducted a piano masterclass for select students of GEMTA teachers earlier in November.

Submitted by Anne Fiedler
* PsyD in Clinical Psychology program is now accredited by the Higher Learning Commission

The PsyD in Clinical Psychology program is now accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. We are accepting applications, and the official start date is fall 2023. The PsyD is a 5-year program with 4 years spent on campus and the fifth year spent on clinical internship. Students will be trained in the mental health clinic at Talbot Square and will also have training experiences with local partners (e.g., Ascension, Deaconess, Evansville State Hospital).

The PsyD program will include 4 licensed psychologists as well as discipline-specific psychologists (e.g., social psychology, developmental psychology) within the Department of Psychology & Behavioral Sciences. Each PsyD cohort will include 15 students. The PsyD requires completion of 118 credit hours as well as an empirical dissertation that contributes to the knowledge base of clinical psychology.

Submitted by Holly Smith
* Bookstore Thanksgiving Break Hours

The bookstore will have special hours for the week of Thanksgiving Break (November 21st-27th):

Monday the 21st thru Tuesday the 22nd: 9am-5pm

Wednesday the 23rd thru Sunday the 27th: CLOSED

We will resume normal hours on Monday the 28th. Have a wonderful break!

Submitted by Becky Lamont
* Free Tickets for Students/Faculty for 2022 MVC Volleyball Tournament inside Meeks Family Fieldhouse

For the first time in program history, the University of Evansville volleyball team will host the Missouri Valley Conference Tournament inside Meeks Family Fieldhouse on campus. Tickets are free for students and faculty/staff/administration can get two free tickets with their ID.

The eight-team MVC Tournament begins on Sunday, November 20 and runs through the championship match of Wednesday, November 23.

The Aces earned the No. 5 seed in the tournament and open their postseason at 3 PM on Sunday, facing-off against the No. 8 seed Bradley. For the full bracket and schedule, visit

Submitted by Athletics
* Become an Orientation Leader: Harlaxton Application

Going to Harlaxton this Spring? Apply to be an Orientation Leader now, so you don’t miss the Spring interview process! Please note, another application will be sent out in the future for students that will still be on campus next semester. This round of applications closes on December 1st, and interviews will be on December 8th. Please contact Shelby Gardner, with any questions. We look forward to your applications!

Submitted by Shelby Gardner
* Dawn Murtaugh: Fiber Art

The Dawn Murtaugh: Fiber Art exhibit is open from October 29 through December 10, 2022 in the Krannert Gallery. Please plan to attend the artist reception on Thursday, November 3 at 6:30 p.m.

Submitted by Carol McCraney

Harlaxton Happenings

* Harlaxton Christmas Tree Cam

Our Front Circle Christmas tree is arriving and going into the place of honor this week.

You can watch it all live!

Feel free to see the tree, our open houses, and the weather, along with beautiful scenes of the front circle through the new year.

Submitted by Holly Carter


* Aces advance to MVC Championship Semifinals

In one of the most exciting matches in program history, the University of Evansville volleyball team outlasted Southern Illinois in five sets to advance to the semifinals of the Missouri Valley Conference Championship at Meeks Family Fieldhouse.  With the victory, the Purple Aces advance to Tuesday’s semifinal round where they will take on top seeded UNI at 3 p.m.

Evansville was led by Alondra Vazquez who hit .449 and had 25 kills.  She also posted 13 digs.  Giulia Cardona had a stellar day as she posted 22 kills, 9 digs, 6 blocks and three service aces.  Emilee Scheumann registered 9 kills.  Blakeley Freeman tallied 16 digs while Kora Ruff had 48 assists and 9 digs.  Madisyn Steele and Hannah Watkins recorded 6 and 5 blocks, respectively.

Set 1 – UE 25, SIU 21
Southern Illinois scored the first three points of the match before Evansville found its rhythm.  Emilee Scheumann posted consecutive kills to help the Aces tie it up at 6-6 before two SIU errors gave UE its first advantage at 8-6.

Scheumann struck again with a kill in a stretch that put the Aces up by their largest margin of six points – 19-13.  Three in a row by the Salukis cut the deficit in half, but Alondra Vazquez had the final answer.  A pair of kill by the 5th-year player led the Aces to a 25-19 win to open the match.

Set 2 – UE 26, SIU 24
Hannah Watkins capped off a 3-0 rally to open the set.  Vazquez added a kill and an ace as the lead grew to 7-2.  Southern Illinois responded to tie things up at 8-8.  Back-and-forth action saw the teams swap the lead but neither squad could wrestle away the lead.

That changed when the Salukis went up 21-19 before extended the edge to 24-21.  A point by UE put the ball in Giulia Cardona’s hands trailing by two with the set on the line.  Cardona’s ensuing performance was epic.  Three aces in a row put UE in control and it was Cardona who had the winning kill in a 26-24 decision.

Set 3 – SIU 25, UE 18
Southern Illinois took an early 10-7 lead and would pace the set for the duration.  Evansville kept it close at 19-16 before a late run pushed the Salukis to the 25-18 decision to take the set.

Set 4 – SIU 25, UE 23
Another early run saw the Salukis jump out to a 7-4 edge.  Blakeley Freeman recorded an ace to help the Aces score four in a row to go in front.   Up 15-14, UE reeled off four in a row to take a 19-14 advantage.  Scheumann picked up consecutive kills before Vazquez added an ace.

SIU never gave up and battled back to tie it up at 23-23 and their run continued as they won by a score of 25-23.

Set 5 – UE 16, SIU 14
Madisyn Steele, Cardona and Vazquez picked up kills to help Evansville go up 3-0.  In one of the best sequences you will see on both ends, several defensive efforts kept the play alive and Cardona finished it off with a kill as the Aces went up 4-1.

UE’s effort was shown once again when Blakeley Freeman ran into a media table to save a ball that led to an Aces point.  Those instances led to a 10-4 advantage.  SIU kept fighting and utilized consecutive aces to make it a 10-7 game.  Things got even closer at 12-11 but it was a kill from Vazquez that gave UE some breathing room with a 14-11 edge, but once again, SIU fought back and tied it at 14-14.  It was Cardona who righted the ship, picking up a kill before Vazquez and Watkins assisted on the clinching block to send UE to the semifinals.

Submitted by Athletics

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