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Tuesday, September 25, 2012

* Coauthor of Half the Sky at UE Thursday

Sheryl WuDunn, who with her husband Nicholas Kristof, coauthored Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide  will speak in Eykamp Hall this Thursday, September 27. She is the first speaker in this year’s  Patricia H. Snyder Concert & Lecture Series. The event will begin at 6:00 p.m. with an advance screening of next week’s PBS documentary Half the Sky. WuDunn will speak at following the screening. There will then be a reception and book signing at 8:00 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. You can learn more about the Half the Sky movement at this link:

* UE's United Way Campaign Is Underway!

UE’s United Way Campaign is underway! So far over 60 employees have Partnered UP! Amy Sowders won the Early Bird prize of 4 tickets to see the St. Louis Cardinals on Oct. 3.

Don’t forget to take a moment this week and fill out your United Way pledge form. Turn in your pledge form to HR at any time this week and be eligible to win more great prizes: 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. You have the option to pay with cash, a check, credit card or through payroll deduction. View Dr. Kazee’s special United Way podcast and also read the following testimonials of how the United Way has impacted the lives of our own faculty, staff, administrators and students. Lastly, Partner Up and give to the United Way campaign!

“In the early morning hours of November 6, 2005, a tornado ripped through my home in Newburgh and turned it into an unrecognizable pile of debris. After the shock and horror started to wear off the reality of what my family was facing was overwhelming. We had the loving support and assistance of family and friends, but it was obvious that we were going to need some immediate financial help to assist us with the demands of this crisis.
I sought the help of the Red Cross of Southwestern Indiana and attended an initial meeting where other victims were present. It was comforting to be with other families who had also gone through this terrible event and talk with them about their situation.
Many of the Red Cross volunteers rushed back to Evansville from working in hurricane ravaged areas to serve our community and they were so patient and caring throughout the long process of assessing each family situation. They had volunteers to provide food, snacks and drinks and also had volunteers who roamed around the room listening to anyone who needed to talk about their stories of the event.
At the end of the session, they provided a MasterCard that could be used for immediate clothing, food and other items that might be needed. They gave out information for other agencies that could provide assistance and emphasized that they would be there in the coming weeks to serve in whatever capacity was needed.
The Red Cross was there for us in many ways. While we were sifting through the rubble of our home, several volunteers visited just to talk; they fed us and made sure that we were drinking water and taking breaks. We had an immediate need and the Red Cross helped fill it and my family is so grateful for the care that they gave us.
Since that time, I have volunteered every year in some capacity with the UE United Way Campaign. Seeing firsthand the benefits of the United Way and their service to the community, I believe that it is right to support them in their efforts.”

Lisa Cresci
Support Services Specialist


What's Happening Today

* This Week in Music: Celebrating 40 Years

This week’s Tuesday evening recital will feature Oramay Cluthe Eades Distinguished Professor of Music and Violin Carol Dallinger celebrating her 40th year with the Department of Music.  Dallinger, who is also the founder and coordinator of UE’s Suzuki Violin Program, will be joined in the recital by two of her former students, Scott Conklin and John Posadas.  Conklin, a Murray, Ky. native, is associate professor of violin at the University of Iowa School of Music, while Posadas, a Henderson native, is currently adjunct professor of viola and chamber music at the University of South Florida School of Music.  In varying combinations, the three will perform solo works, duets, and trios by composers such as Mozart, Dvo?ák, Shostakovich, and William Bolcom, and Professor of Music and Piano Anne Fiedler will join the string players on some of the works.  The recital will take place in Wheeler Concert Hall tonight at 7:30 p.m. and is free and open to the public. 

* CNS Meeting on Tuesday

There will be a CNS meeting on Tuesday at 6:00 p.m. in Room 75, Schroeder Family School of Business Administration Building. Brian Berg of Mead Johnson Nutritionals will be our guest lecturer. Everyone is invited to attend!

* Seeger Is Guest Speaker for Communication Scholars Lecture Series

The Department of Communication will host a guest speaker as part of their Communication Scholars Lecture Series. Dr. Matthew Seeger, a UE communication graduate, will speak on Tuesday, September 25, at 7:00 p.m. in Eykamp 253/254/255, Ridgway University Center. Dr. Seeger’s lecture is titled “The Consequences of Crisis: From Ruin to Renewal.”

His speech will focus on how local events such as the Ohio River flood of 1937 and Purple Aces plane crash of 1977 have changed Evansville and the residents who experienced them.

Dr. Seeger is currently the Dean of the College of Fine, Performing, and Communication Arts at Wayne State University. His research includes crisis and risk communication, health promotion, crisis response and agency coordination, the role of the media, and post-crisis renewal. He has worked with the Centers for Disease Control, the National Center for Food Protection and Defense, and the International Crisis Communication Group. He has authored or co-authored seven books on crisis communication and has had articles published in numerous journals.

His lecture is free and open to the public.



Upcoming Events

* Attention Faculty: Event Planned to Develop Social Responsibility through New Classes

Attention faculty: UE and USI are co-hosting an event intended to develop ideas for social responsibility that can be addressed through new courses. If you are interested in learning about some specific projects that can addressed through a new or existing course, please RSVP to The Listening to Communities convention will take place on Tuesday, October 9 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Full attendance is requested. A continental Breakfast and a lunch will be provided.

For further questions contact Chris Mohn, Director of General Education or Geoff Edwards, Director of the Center for Student Engagement.

* Charlas en español – Tuesday, October 2nd

Next Tuesday, October 2 at 5 p.m. at Jazzman's, come practice informal conversation in Spanish with other UE students in a relaxed atmosphere. For more information, please contact: Dr. Diana Rodríguez Quevedo at:


* Box City Planned for October 1 on Morton Hall/Neu Chapel Lawn

Box City is set for Monday, October 1 on the Morton Hall/Neu Chapel lawn! To participate, create a box shelter, bring a tent, or sleeping bag to Morton/ Neu Chapel lawn. You’ll be served food and drinks while you talk with members of aid organizations about their experiences with homelessness.  There will be a lot going on: activities, music, games and of course the Boxed-In Design Contest with a $100 cash prize.

Registration and building starts at 6:00 p.m. and ends at10:30 p.m. The group will sleep out on the lawn from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m. (activities 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.)

To learn more about the Box City event, go to


* Electronics Recycle Day

Saturday, September 29, is the Vanderburgh County Solid Waste District bi-annual electronics recycle day. This free event is for residents only (not businesses) and takes place between 8 a.m. and 12 p.m. at Civic Center parking lot downtown.  Accepted items include computers, monitors, printers, scanners, cables, PC cards, televisions, consumer electronics, stereos, telephones, cell phones, answering machines etc.  Items not included would be large office copiers, vacuum cleaners, dehumidifiers. Check the Vanderburgh County Solid Waste District web site for more details.

* I-House: India

Join us this week for I-House: India with Arjun Vernekar and Brenna Blazis. Bring your friends to enjoy a presentation about this incredible country in South Asia, on Wednesday at 7:00 p.m.on the second floor of Ridgway University Center in the Class of 1959 Gallery. See you there!  

* Save the Date for Calvin Klein!

Mark your calendars for Wednesday, October 24 to see Calvin Klein, the award-winning fashion icon and creator of one the world’s best known brands.   The Institute for Global Enterprise in Indiana Institute Speaker Series is pleased to sponsor Mr. Klein’s presentation “Lessons From the Runway to Success:  Leadership and Building a Global Brand” in both Indianapolis and Evansville.  Tickets are currently on sale for the Indianapolis luncheon event.  For more information, please visit   The Evansville lecture, slated to begin at 7:00 p.m. at the Victory Theatre, is free and open to the public.    Doors open at 6:00 p.m.  For more information, call 812-488-2455 or e-mail

* French Club Meeting Set for Today

Bonjour! Come and join us at the first French Club meeting, which will be on Thursday, September 27 from 4:00-5:00 p.m. in Room 172 in the Schroeder School of Business Administration. Registration forms will be available at the meeting, and all are welcome to join. Club members will be selecting the executive committee and planning activities and events throughout the year. If you are interested in joining the French Club or if you have any questions, please contact Megan Voyles at or Dr. Roger Pieroni 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. 


Info You Should Know

* SAB Wants to Know - What Bands Would You Like to See at Sunset Concert?

SAB would like to know what bands you are interested in bringing for Sunset Concert. We will do our best to try to book bands that you, the students, are interested in seeing.
Go to
to give us your suggestions.

* Lost USB on Gray String Necklace

A small USB on a gray string necklace was lost on the computers in Ridgway University Center around noon on Monday, Sept. 24. If you have found it, please give it to Safety and Security promptly.

* Lost Keychain

A keychain full of the little store cards has been lost on campus. One of the cards was a blue gym membership card to Great Lakes Health and Fitness. There was also a Meijer team appreciation card and an IGA card. If anyone finds the keychain and cards, please email

* Chemistry Club Offering Free Tutoring in Chemistry

The Chemistry Club will be offering free chemistry tutoring in Room 300 (Chemistry Library) in Koch Center on Tuesdays and Thursday's from 5-7 p.m.

* Still Need a Textbook? Contact the Bookstore

The UE Bookstore will begin returning unsold copies of textbooks to publishers and wholesalers soon.  If you still need a textbook for one of your classes you are encouraged to purchase it in the Bookstore soon.  If for some reason you need a textbook but are unable to purchase it at this time please contact the textbook desk.  We will be happy to hold a copy for you for a later date.  The returns process begins with used books in the coming weeks.  If you have any questions please contact the Bookstore.

* Proposing Five Week Summer Session 2013 Course at Harlaxton College?

Faculty who plan to propose a course for the 2013 five-week summer session at Harlaxton College, the British Campus of the University of Evansville,  are invited to submit proposals at this time.

To propose a course, please contact Earl Kirk (ek43) for the official course proposal form, which will include instructions on compiling and submitting a proposal.   

The deadline for proposals is Friday 5 October.  Early submissions are invited.    

Key dates to assist in planning:

10 May: departure from USA
11 May: arrival in the UK and transfer to Harlaxton College
12 May: orientation
13 May: classes begin
12 June: classes end—final exams
13 June: departure from Harlaxton College; optional end-of-term trip begins; earliest possible return to USA
17 June: optional end-of-term trip returns to London
18 June: return to USA or independent travel

Questions may be directed to Earl Kirk, Director of Study Abroad, at




* Robert Dion, Heidi Strobel and Sharon Kazee

Associate Professor of Political Science Robert Dion and Associate Professor of Art History Heidi Strobel were guests on the radio show “The Trend” (WNIN) this weekend.

In the first half of the show, Dion analyzed the election season in Indiana along with Eric Bradner, the Evansville Courier & Press’s Statehouse bureau chief.

In the second half of the show, Strobel discussed the Alhambra Theatre Art Explosion fundraiser along with event organizer Emily Gartner.  The fundraiser was held in Haynie’s Corner this weekend and marked the 99th anniversary of the theater’s opening in 1913.

Strobel, Gartner, and First Lady Sharon Kazee also made an appearance on Paul Mattingly’s show on WUEV to discuss the Alhambra fundraiser.  The entire WNIN segment is available here:



* Springer and Brand Named MVC Players of the Week

A pair of University of Evansville women’s soccer players were honored by the Missouri Valley Conference this week for their efforts in the Purple Aces’ 4-1 win over Illinois State Sunday afternoon.  Freshman Abby Springer was named the league’s Offensive Player of the Week and sophomore Taylor Brand claimed this week’s Defensive Player of the Week honor.

Springer found the back of the net three times in Sunday’s victory over the Redbirds, marking the first time a UE player has recorded a hat trick since 2008.  The Indianapolis, Ind., native gave Evansville a 1-0 lead in the 24th minute by heading in a corner kick service from Stephanie Thompson for the only goal of the first half.  In the second half, Springer collected a loose ball and finished from close range in the 69th minute, and completed the hat trick by burying a shot off of a pass from Thompson in the 83rd minute.  On the season, Springer leads the Aces with nine points on four goals and one assist and is second on the team with 13 shots on goal.

Brand was instrumental in helping Evansville’s defensive line hold the Valley’s top offensive team to just three shots on goal.  The sophomore defender was responsible for marking ISU’s Rachel Tejada, who entered the week ranked in the top five nationally in both goals and points.  Brand limited Tejada to just two shots and did not allow the Valley’s scoring leader to put either shot on frame.

The Aces will continue MVC play Sunday, Sept. 30, when they travel to Springfield, Mo., for a match with Missouri State at 1 p.m.

* Women's Golf Strong in Opening Day at SIUE

 Sydney Skiles sits just one shot off of the lead as the University of Evansville stands in fourth place following the first round of the SIUE Intercollegiate at Sunset Hills Country Club.Skiles shot a 7-over 79 in the opening round to stand just one shot out of the top spot.  Cassie Rushing of Southern Illinois and Savanna Schubert of Lipscomb share the lead following day one.

Six strokes behind Skiles sits Dana Hayden.  The Evansville native posted an 85 and sits in a tie for 14th place.  Freshman Paige Crafton, who led UE in its opener at the Redbird Invitational, carded an 86 to tie for 20th.

Cathy Doyle recorded an 89 on Monday to sit in a tie for 38th while Kelly Lamarche finished day one of action with a 97.  Freshman Rachel Marchi shot a 115 on Monday playing as an individual.

Southern Illinois sits atop the team leaderboard with a 326.  The Salukis hold an 11-stroke advantage over Lipscomb, who notched a 337 on Monday.  The second through fifth place teams are separated by just four shots as Nebraska Omaha sits in third with a 338.  The Aces finished Monday with a 339 while SIU Edwardsville rounds out the top five with a 341.

The tournament will wrap up with 18 holes of play on Tuesday morning.  Play will commence with a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m.


* Men's Basketball 5-Packs on Sale Now

The 2012 season is just a few weeks away and fans have the opportunity to purchase tickets to some of the University of Evansville’s top games at the Ford Center this season.Five packs are now available for the 2012-13 season and are just $58 for lower bowl seats and $46 for the upper bowl.

The following games are included in the pack – the Vectren Community Classic versus USI (10/27), Murray State (12/8), Southern Illinois (1/5), Drake (2/10) and Creighton (2/16).

Single game tickets for all home contests will be on sale to the general public on Monday, October 1.  To purchase tickets, call (812) 488-ACES or visit the ticket office, which is located in the Carson Center on the UE campus.


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