University of Evansville

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Thursday, September 20, 2012

* UE to Recognize International Day of Peace Today at Noon

The University of Evansville will observe International Day of Peace by hosting a brief ritual today at noon. The observance will take place at the Clifford Circle located at the center of the Sesquicentennial Oval in front of Olmsted Administration Hall. The bells which normally ring out from the Olmsted tower will be silent throughout the day on Friday. A Peace Bell will sound during the noontime ritual simulating the bell ringing at the national level. The community is invited to attend.

The United Nations General Assembly has declared September 21st to be the International Day of Peace; it is to be observed as a day of global ceasefire and non-violence. The United Nations has invited all Member States, organizations of the United Nations system, regional and non-governmental organizations and individuals to commemorate the Day in an appropriate manner, including through education and public awareness, and to cooperate with the United Nations in establishing a global ceasefire. To inaugurate the day, the "Peace Bell" is rung at UN Headquarters in New York City. The bell is cast from coins donated by children from all continents (except Africa), and was a gift from the United Nations Association of Japan, as "a reminder of the human cost of war"; the inscription on its side reads, "Long live absolute world peace."

* President Tom Kazee to Appear on Statewide TV

President Kazee will be a special guest on Inside INdiana Business in broadcasts that will air throughout the state beginning Friday and running through Sunday. He will be interviewed by program host Gerry Dick, one of the co-founders of this powerful source for Indiana business news. This is a link to the stations and times for the weekly broadcast:

The president will talk about The Big Freeze tuition and career initiatives, as well as other timely topics related to the University of Evansville. Inside INdiana Business which is headquartered in Indianapolis, delivers daily content that can be watched, heard, and read beyond the borders of Indiana – extending into Michigan, Illinois (including Chicagoland), Ohio, Kentucky, and markets around the globe. For those who miss the broadcast or cannot access it, it will be available for viewing on this website after it airs:

Please share this information with anyone interested in the great things happening at UE.


What's Happening Today

* Turn Your United Way Pledge in Early and Be Eligible to Win!

Campaign packets have now been distributed. If you did not receive your envelope in campus mail, please contact Office of Human Resources. UE’s United Way campaign will take place Sept. 24 - 28. Take a minute to view Dr. Kazee’s special United Way podcast and read the testimonial in each AceNotes e-mail throughout the campaign to see how United Way has impacted those within our own UE family.

Turn in your pledge card by 5:00 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 24, and you will be eligible for the Early Bird prize of 4 tickets to the St. Louis Cardinals vs. Cincinnati Reds game on October 3!

ALL participants who turn their pledge cards in to Human Resources by 10:00 a.m. on October 1 will be eligible for the other participation prizes, which include: an iPad; a day of vacation (3); UE vs. USI basketball game tickets (4); Men’s basketball game tickets (2); Women’s basketball game tickets (2); theatre tickets (2); a fleece blanket from the bookstore; gift baskets from Red Poppy, Basket Kases and Barefoot Cottage; gift certificates from Sodexo, Jeannie’s Gelato; and No Fry Zone (2) for a sunless, full body session.

Please read the information in your packet and if you have any questions, feel free to contact Office of Human Resources at 2943. Lastly, Partner Up again and give to the United Way campaign!

When my son Dillon was 15 years old, he was diagnosed with Limb-Girdle Muscular Dystrophy. There is no cure for MD but doing physical therapy is helpful to many, as it helps with flexibility and balance. We were told that the Easter Seals Rehabilitation Center, a United Way agency, was the best place for him to receive his physical therapy treatment. For several years, Dillon would see his physical therapist Patti and her assistant (always an outstanding UE PT student!) on a regular basis. After spending so much time there, I realized that the rehab center provides services to many people with numerous disabilities, and they often do so at little or no charge. Making a gift to UE’s United Way campaign is a great way to support the rehab center and other worthwhile organizations.” 

Robin Greenlee, Coordinator of Prospect Research

* George Singleton to Be Speaker at Creative Writing Coffee Hour on September 20

The speaker for the September Creative Writing Coffee Hour will be author George Singleton. His lecture will be on Thursday, September 20 at 4 p.m. in the Melvin Peterson Gallery.

Singleton is the author of five collections: These People Are Us, The Half- Mammals of Dixie, Why Dogs Chase Cars, Drowning in Gruel, and Stray Decorum. He has also published two novels, Novel and Work Shirts for Madmen, and a book of writing advice titled Pep Talks, Warnings, and Screeds. He has published over 150 short stories in such magazines and journals as Atlantic Monthly, Harper’s, Zoetrope, Georgia Review, Southern Review, Epoch, Oxford American, and Kenyon Review.

A past Guggenheim Fellowship recipient, Singleton has also received the Hillsdale Award from the Fellowship of Southern Writers. He teaches fiction writing at the South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities in Greenville, South Carolina.

* Sign Up Now for Security Awareness Week Prizes!

This is Security Awareness Week! Sign up for prizes in Ridgway University Center on Tuesday, September 18 through Friday, September 21.

* Bible Study on Thursday Night

Adventist Campus Ministries will be having Bible study on Thursday night from 7-8 p.m. in Room153 (Eades Music Room) in the McCurdy Wing of Schroeder Family School of Business Administration Building.

The topic this week is: Angels. We are continuing our in-depth study of Biblical passages pertaining to angels. Anyone is welcome to attend and you can contact: Alexandra Statham ( for more details.

* The Down and Dirty of EXSS - An EXSS Student Forum

Want to hear the insider's edition of being an EXSS student? Come to our forum and hear from successful EXSS students and recent graduates. We want you to succeed, and the best way to do so is to learn from past experiences. Essentially, you'll have the opportunity to learn what we've done well and what we could have done differently. Feel free to ask any unanswered questions you might have! It will be Thursday, September 20, at 7:00 p.m. in Room 100, Koch Center.


Upcoming Events

* Sunday in Neu Chapel: The Catholic Mass Explained

This Sunday's1:00 p.m. Mass in Neu Chapel will be an explanatory Mass - a great chance for Catholics as well as non-Catholics to learn more about the symbols and meaning behind the Catholic liturgy. Father Tony Ernst will be the celebrant, and he will be joined by Deacon Christopher Droste, a former Newman Center intern. They will pause throughout the Mass to give the "why" behind all the prayers, postures, and ritual. Everyone is welcome!

* College of Engineering and Computer Science Kegger

Engineering students are invited to attend this year's Engineering Kegger, which will be held on Tuesday, September 25 on the Hale Basketball Courts from 5-8 p.m. Come out and enjoy FREE food and socialize with your classmates and professors. All you need to do is RSVP with your name to or stop by KC266, KC268, or KC250. See you there!

* Save the Dates for 2012-2013 Interfaith Series: What Is My Neighbor Doing

The University of Evansville Department of Religious Life will again sponsor a series of interfaith activities for the UE campus community. Save the following dates with more information to follow, including campus location.

Monday, October 22, 7:00 p.m. - “What is My Neighbor Doing? Rituals and Practices of Islam”
Friday, November 2, 7:00 p.m. - “What is My Neighbor Doing? Rituals and Practices of Buddhism”  Includes a Public talk with Tibetan Buddhist teacher, Bardor Tulku Rinpoche.
Sunday, November 4, 10:30 a.m. - “Celebrating Religious Diversity, Giving Thanks Together”  Community-wide Interfaith Worship Service in Neu Chapel

For more information please contact University Chaplain Tamara Gieselman at


* Planning Workshop for Faculty Proposing Summer 2013 Harlaxton Courses

Faculty hoping to propose a course in the five-week summer session in 2013 at Harlaxton College are invited to attend an informal workshop on Friday, September 21 from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. as schedules permit in Room 68 of the Schroeder Family School of Business Administration Building.  We will review policies and procedures for proposing courses, offer tips on recruitment, and explain the timeline for the development of the summer session.

For faculty who cannot attend, handouts will be available upon request immediately after the session by contacting Earl Kirk at

* Humanities Night Scheduled for Wednesday, September 26

Humanities Night will take place on Wednesday, Sept. 26, from 6-8 p.m. in Eykamp Hall in Ridgway University Center. Please join us — and your department — for an evening dedicated to providing post-graduate information to Humanities students. Students will attend their choice of the following academic sessions, featuring panels of experienced alumni and members of the community:

Archaeology, Art History, Classical Studies, English: “Beyond Barista: Applying Your Humanities Skills in the Professional World”
Communication: “Jobs Outside the Box: Careers in Communication”
Foreign Languages, International Studies, Political Science: “The Global UE Experience: The Intersection of Academics, Study Abroad, and Experiential Education”
History: “Career Paths for History Majors”
Religion: “Stepping Out from Behind the Pulpit: Career Exploration for Religion Majors”

The evening will conclude with a reception for students, faculty, and panelists. Dress is business casual, and student registration begins at 5:30 p.m. This event is sponsored by the Office of Alumni and Parent Relations, the Center for Career Development, and in conjunction with ten academic departments. Please contact with any questions.


* Barbara Price to Give Lecture on Managing Your Career on September 26

University of Evansville Trustee Barbara Price will be here Wednesday, September 26 to give a talk on “Managing Your Career.”  Her lecture will begin at 4 p.m. in Room 172, Schroeder Family School of Business Administration Building. Ms. Price began as a chemistry teacher and after getting her MBA worked not only as a lobbyist in Washington D.C. but also as a senior executive for Philips Petroleum.  While at Philips Petroleum she played a major role as the company’s representative after the explosion of 1989.  Come hear her remarkable story on how choices you make today about your major, activities, and interest groups, can help you create interesting career opportunities for the future. 

* Organizational Meeting for American Civil Liberties Union Campus Chapter

Are you interested in a campus organization affiliated with one of the oldest organizations in the United States, The American Civil Liberties Union,  dedicated to the protection and preservation of our Constitutional rights? Come join us for an initial breakout meeting this Friday, September 21, in  the library, Room 209, at 2 p.m. For more information, contact Dr. William Connolly, Department of Philosophy and Religion, at or by phone at ext. 2079


Info You Should Know

* Looking for Student Representative for Parking Citation Appeals Board

The Student Government President is looking for two student representatives for the Parking Citation Appeals Board. The board serves as a second level of appeal for individuals believing they have been unjustly ticketed or classified as a “habitual parking offender”. The composition of the board includes a commuter student and a resident student. The board typically meets two to three times a semester and meetings usually last less than an hour. Please email Patrick Hayden at if you are interested in serving."


* New Contact for Sodexo Catering

Todd Megar left the Sodexo UE staff in July to accept a position at the Children's Museum of Indianapolis. Lindsey Mitchell has been named Interim Catering Director for Sodexo and can be reached at or by phone at 812-488-2065. Todd Megar left the Sodexo UE staff in July to accept a position at the Children's Museum of Indianapolis. Please note that is no longer an active email account and any correspondence sent there should be redirected to the catering address.

* What UEL Can Do 4U: Psychology eBooks

UE Libraries announces the purchase of another subject set of eBooks via EBSCOhost. Access to the collection is available from various links on the Libraries’ homepage. Detailed instructions on searching the collections are included.
Titles in this set focus on Psychology. Subject coverage includes a range of psychological issues including anxiety disorders, human behavior, cognitive psychology, mental disorders, correctional psychology, forensic psychology and psychotherapy.  eBooks are viewable online with various options including printing pages, creating notes, and e-mailing portions of the book.

Contact Kathy Bartelt, Collection Development Librarian, ( or 488-2486) with questions.

* WUEV Survey!

WUEV is looking for input with regards to increasing listenership. Please take 5 minutes to complete the WUEV survey. Let us know what you think and what we can do to improve our radio station.




* Diana Rodríguez Quevedo

Assistant Professor of Spanish Diana Rodríguez Quevedo was recently interviewed by Micah Schweizer for the WNIN Radio program, The Trend. The subject was her recent Andiron Lecture on campus titled, “Skipping Beats:  The Impact of the Illegal Drug Trade on Colombian Music.” In her lecture, Rodríguez Quevedo discussed how Colombia’s music has undergone transformations due to the influence of the illegal drug trade over the past four decades. Cumbia, once known as the emblematic rhythm of the nation, was replaced by vallenato, which itself faced competition from the production and commercialization of narcocorridos or prohibited corridos. The radio interview focused on narcocorridos but also tied in the connection between music (vallenato) and the phenomenon of forced internal displacement in Colombia.  The program can be accessed online here.




Sympathy to...

* Annette Parks and Family

Condolences to Associate Professor of History Annette Parks and her family on the death of her stepfather, Jimmie L. Turner. Mr. Turner, who was 84, died Wednesday, September 12. Services were held on Tuesday, September 18 at Wheat Street Baptist Church in Atlanta, Ga.



* Men's Soccer Falls at Butler

The University of Evansville men’s soccer team was shut out for the first time this season Wednesday night in Indianapolis, as host Butler posted a 3-0 win over the Purple Aces at the Butler Bowl.

For the second-straight game, the Purple Aces were forced to play from behind after conceding an early goal. Butler took an early 1-0 advantage in the fourth after Adam Glanzer finished off a pair of passes from Tyler Pollock and Caleb Postlewait for his third goal of the season.

The Bulldogs pushed their lead to 2-0 in 29th minute on a goal by Jordan Burt off a corner kick.  Burt headed home a cross from Jeff Adkins on BU’s second set piece chance of the evening.  Butler took the two-goal lead into the break and outshot UE 9-3 over the first 45 minutes.

Midway through the second half, Zach Steinberger tacked on an insurance goal for the Bulldogs to increase the margin to 3-0.  Steinberger finished a crossing pass from Mitch Ostrowski in the 62nd minute for his first tally of the year.

Evansville had seven players combine to take its eight shots, with Faik Hajderovic being the only Purple Ace to record multiple attempts.  UE only challenged Butler goalkeeper Jon Dawson three times, while the Bulldogs fired 16 shots and put 10 on frame.  Evansville keeper Eric Teppen turned away a season-high seven shots and has made 13 saves over his last two outings.

The Purple Aces will return to Arad McCutchan Stadium for their next two matches, as they will host Kentucky Saturday at 7 p.m., before welcoming Oral Roberts Sunday, Sept. 30, for a 2 p.m. match.


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