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Wednesday, September 26, 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:

* Have You Partnered Up and Turned in Your United Way Form?

Don’t forget to take a moment this week to fill out your United Way pledge form AND become eligible to win an iPad!

Turn in your pledge form to Office of Human Resources by 8:00 a.m. on October 1 and be eligible to win many 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 testimonial of how the United Way has impacted the life of a UE administrator. Lastly, Partner Up and give to the United Way campaign!

“Young Leaders United (YLU) was created by the United Way to inspire young professionals, ages 40 and under, to engage in philanthropy, volunteerism, and community leadership. Being a part of YLU has given me the opportunity to attend lunch and leadership learning sessions once a month. At the lunches I’ve been given the opportunity to listen to community speakers talk about successful business practices, the importance of serving on a not-for-profit board and how to effectively network. Once a month YLU spends a Saturday morning volunteering at partner agencies for a couple hours. In the fall we helped Ark Crisis Center, located on Lincoln Avenue, with a family clothing drive. It was a wonderful opportunity to walk hand-in-hand with families selecting clothes for their children. The smiles on the kids faces warmed your heart as they received new clothing items and warm jackets heading into the cooler months. I would strongly urge anyone at UE who is under the age of 40 to get involved with Young Leaders United and become hands-on with the United Way partner agencies.”

Liz Riffert, Annual Giving Officer


What's Happening Today

* 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!  

* 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. 

* Mission Guatemala Founder and UE Alum to Speak at Humanities Night

Tom Heaton, 1982 UE graduate and founder of Mission Guatemala, will be one of five panelists participating in the Religion section of Humanities Night on Wednesday, September 26, 6:00 p.m. in Ridgway University Center.  All UE students are invited to attend - even those who are not religion majors, but simply want to learn how to make a difference in the world.

Since 2000, Heaton has had a strong connection with the country of Guatemala and has worked to make a difference in the lives of the Guatemalan people. For several years, he helped the working poor of Guatemala through the sales of fair trade crafts through a nonprofit he formed called Mayan Traditions.  Profits from the sales of the crafts were returned to Guatemala to help orphanages and children’s related ministries.  In the fall of 2008, Bishop Michael Coyner appointed Tom to do work with the poor of Guatemala.

In the spring of 2009, Heaton formed Mission Guatemala, a United Methodist related ministry that operates a clinic and a preschool feeding program in San Andrés Semetabaj, Guatemala.  Mission Guatemala is currently trying to discern new projects it can start in the San Andrés area to help improve the quality of life for the indigenous people of Guatemala.  Guatemala is one of the poorest countries in the western hemisphere ranking fourth in the world for child malnutrition.

Prior to being called into ordained ministry, Heaton served as an advertising officer for a local bank.  He received his Masters of Divinity degree from Christian Theological Seminary in Indianapolis.

For more information please contact Tamara Gieselman,, or James Ware,




Upcoming Events

* Family Weekend 2012!

There are just 2 DAYS LEFT before Family Weekend 2012!  Make sure your family and friends register!  It is this Friday, September 28 to Sunday, September 30. To see a detailed schedule of events or to register online, go to    

There will be tons of fun for you and everyone in your family! Parents can also register by calling the Office of Alumni and Parent Relations at 812-488-2586. 

Questions? Contact the Office of Alumni and Parent Relations, at 812-488-2586 or 800-423-8633 x 2586.

* Pumpkin Bust Is Saturday - Event T-Shirts on Sale Now!

Lambda Chi Alpha will be hosting their Pumpkin Bust philanthropy benefitting Evansville ARC this Saturday at 1:30 p.m. at their chapter house. Admission to view the event is free. T-Shirts will be on sale for $15 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. today and Friday in Ridgway University Center. All proceeds go to Evansville ARC.

If you have questions or would like to make a donation please email Chris Jensen at


* 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

* CECS to Offer Review Course for Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) Exam

Beginning this fall, the University of Evansville College of Engineering and Computer Science will offer a review course for those preparing to take the 2013 Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam, administered by the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying.

The eight-hour FE exam, to be held April 13, 2013 in Hyde Hall on the UE campus, is designed for students who are close to finishing an undergraduate engineering degree. It is typically the first step in the process to becoming a licensed professional engineer. 

The review class is taught by UE faculty members and offered only once a year. It covers information required for the exam, including mathematics, materials science, chemistry, statics, mechanics of materials, dynamics, electricity and magnetism, thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, probability and statistics, and engineering economics.

Most classes will take place on Thursday nights (with occasional Wednesdays) from 6:30-9 p.m. in UE’s Koch Center for Engineering and Science. Those who are reviewing for the civil engineering portion of the exam should plan to attend from October 18 to March 28; all other disciplines will attend classes through February 21. No classes will be held between November 28 and January 10.

The review class costs $100 for current UE students, $250 for non-UE college students, and $400 for the general public. Required texts will be provided in the fee.

The deadline to register for the review course is October 15. For more information or to register, please see Tina Newman or Liz Wannemuehler in KC 250 or call 812-488-2651.


Info You Should Know

* Fraternity/Sorority Announcements Sent to New Members' Hometown Newspapers

Congratulations to all UE students who joined fraternities and sororities during Fall 2012 Recruitment! To recognize new members, announcements were sent Tuesday to students' hometown newspapers and are posted online at

UE uses to recognize students for their achievements and activities. You should receive an e-mail notification with a link to view your story online and share it with friends and family through e-mail, Facebook, and Twitter. You can also log in to to customize your profile by adding a photo, activities, and other biographical information.

If you have any questions, please contact the Office of University Relations at x2241 or KL147. We look forward to celebrating your achievements with your local hometown media and online at Keep up the good work, and be on the lookout for more stories about your accomplishments! 

* 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

* Wanted: Gently Used Books for United Way Used Book Sale

Marked boxes have been placed around campus for collection of donated used books for the United Way Used Book Sale. Collection boxes may be found in the following locations:
• Human Resources and the President’s Office - Olmsted Hall 118 & 201
• Music Department – Krannert 133
• Multimedia Center - Graves Hall 243
• Biology Department Office – Koch 231
• Igleheart Building
• Theatre Department Office - Hyde Hall 106
• SOBA Lobby & Study Abroad - SB 260 & Lobby
• Library
• Career Services - University Center 234
• University Relations - Sampson Hall
• Athletics Office

Plan to attend the Used Book Sale on Oct. 17 and 18 in Eykamp 252 in Ridgway University Center to find a variety of reading material.

* News from the Registar's Office

The Registrar's Office would like to remind you of some important upcoming deadlines:

• September 28 - Last day to add all internships.

• October 25 - Attention: December Graduates! Commencement Central, Ridgway University Center, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

* Stop Smoking in October and be Eligible to Win $2,500

The annual Indiana statewide contest for smoking cessation, Quit Now,  is accepting registrants now until September 30.  The top three prizes are $2500,  $1500, and $1000.  Sign up at  This website offers resources to aid you including services from a smoking cessation specialist.  You have plenty of time to register and to make your plan to stop tobacco October 1 – 31. 



* 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:



* Evansville Finishes Fifth at SIUE Intercollegiate

In the second and final round of the SIUE Intercollegiate, the University of Evansville women’s golf team registered a 347 to finish in fifth place at the event held at Sunset Hills Country Club.

Sydney Skiles led the Purple Aces as she came home in a tie for ninth place.  The junior carded an 87 in Tuesday’s final round to finish with a 166 for the tournament.  Sophomore Dana Hayden had the top finish of her collegiate career as she led UE with an 86 on Tuesday en route to a tie for 21st.

Freshman Paige Crafton notched an 87 on her way to a tie for 29th with a 173 while Cathy Doyle finished the event with a 2-round score of 182.  Kelly Lamarche was two strokes behind with a 184. 

Southern Illinois swept the top spot on the individual and team sides.  The Salukis extended their advantage after round one to finish with a 21-shot victory.  SIU shot a 641 for the two rounds while Lipscomb came in second place with a 662.  Nebraska-Omaha took third place with a 673 while SIU Edwardsville (682) and Evansville (686) rounded out the top five.

Amy Lee of SIU took medalist honors as she shot a 3-over 75 on Tuesday to mark the lowest round for any player in the tournament.  She finished just ahead of Savanna Schubert from Lipscomb, who notched a 156.

Next up for UE will be a trip to Indianapolis for the Butler Intercollegiate.  Highland Country Club will play host to the tournament, which is set to take place on October 8 and 9.

* Springer Named Primetime Performer by College/

 In addition to being named the Missouri Valley Conference’s Offensive Player of the Week, freshman forward Abby Springer garnered national attention by being named a weekly Primetime Performer by .

Springer recorded the first hat trick by an Evansville player since 2008 in UE’s 4-1 upset win over Valley preseason favorite Illinois State Sunday afternoon.  The Indianapolis, Ind., native headed in a corner kick from Stephanie Thompson in the 24th minute for the game’s first goal, pushed the Purple Aces’ advantage to 3-0 by finishing a deflection from close range in the 69th minute and capped the hat trick with a goal in the 83rd minute for the contest’s final tally.

Denver forward Kristen Hamilton was named the Primetime Player of the Week, after recording her first career hat trick in the Pioneers’ win at nationally-ranked Portland.

Evansville will be back on the pitch and continue Valley play Sunday at Missouri State.  The Aces and Bears are slated for a 1 p.m. kick off from Plaster Field.

* Faculty, Staff and Emeriti - Receive 50 Percent Off Men's and Women's Basketball Season Tickets

All faculty, staff, and emeriti receive 50% off season tickets for both men’s and women’s basketball season tickets. With the discount, men’s season tickets range from $105-$462 per seat and Women’s tickets are $26 per seat.  Season tickets are available until October 10. In order to get your seats set up, please either come to the Carson Center Ticket Office or call 488-2237.


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