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Thursday, October 11, 2012

What's Happening Today

* Student Government Association Meeting Today!

Don't forget about the Student Government Association meeting tonight at 5:00 p.m. in room 170 of Schroeder Family School of Business Administration Building! Get there early to grab your club/organizations placard so the meeting can start on time!

* Spring Semester Contemporary Business Issues in Brazil – Info Session

Are you interested in traveling to Brazil to learn about the importance of the Brazilian economy and experience the Brazilian business environment while building your resume and learning how to navigate a new culture? If so, please join us for an information session on BUS 380: Contemporary Business Issues in Brazil, a Spring Semester course with a trip to Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo. Join us on Thursday, October 11 from 12:15 – 1:15 p.m. in Room 173, Schroeder Family School of Business Administration Building.  For more information, call the Institute for Global Enterprise in Indiana (x2455).

* Employee Wellness Nurse on Campus Thursday

The Employee Wellness Nurse will be on campus Thursday, Oct. 11, from 9–11 a.m. in Krannert lobby. 

Health Tip: The average person consumes 200 extra calories on Saturday! Unstructured weekends can negatively impact an otherwise successful regimen, so it's important to plan. If you're heading out, have a menu strategy. If you're staying in, use your free time to try a new activity or cook healthy meals to eat during the week.

* 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 (as509@evansville.edu) for more details.

 

* Buy Tickets Now for Annual Big Man on Campus!

Big Man On Campus will be held Saturday, October 13 in Eykamp 251/252 in Ridgway University Center.
Tickets will be sold at the door for $5 but can also be purchased on campus on October 10, 11, and 12 for $4. This event is hosted by the women of Zeta Tau Alpha in effort to raise money for breast cancer awareness and education. Men from Greek, athletic, and other campus organizations compete in a male pageant competition in front of hundreds of students, families, faculty members, and others from the local community.

The pageant consists of multiple rounds: the first is the opening dance, the second is the runway, the third is the talent competition, and the final round is a response to a serious question about breast cancer. A panel of specially picked judges rates the contestants after each round. The contestant that earns the overall highest ranking will be crowned Big Man On Campus.

This event includes a silent auction, which offers many wonderful prizes. Last year, there was an autographed Colts football as well as tickets to Cardinals vs. Cubs MLB baseball games. There will be excellent items up for grabs this year too!

Last year, we surpassed our goal of $7,000 and now have a goal of $15,000. This year's theme is "construction" since Zeta Tau Alpha is striving to "demolish" Breast Cancer.

Big Man On Campus is a delightful event filled with memorable entertainment, campus-community interconnection, enthusiastic school spirit, and passionate guest speakers, which allows all who attend BMOC to feel a sense of accomplishment."

Upcoming Events

* This Week in Music: Alumni Return for Concerts

The Classical Guitar Concert Series kicks off its season in Wheeler Concert Hall on Saturday evening, October 13, at 7:30 p.m., with a Reunion Concert presented by four alumni of the Department of Music, all former students of Assistant Professor of Guitar Renato Butturi.  The Alumni Guitar Quartet consists of Duane Corn, Steve Dumbacher, Tim Robinson, and Troy Wright.  All four went on to graduate studies in music and have distinguished themselves as performers and instructors.  Repertory for the concert will include works by Bach, Boccherini, and several modern composers, including one of Wright’s own compositions.  Admission for the program is $15 for adults and $5 for students.  UE students will be admitted at no charge with a valid student ID.  This event is co-sponsored by the University of Evansville and the Classical Guitar Society of Evansville.

Another UE alum will perform as the UE Piano Series begins its season in Wheeler Concert Hall this Sunday, October 14, at 4:00 p.m., with a duo piano recital presented by 2003 UE graduate Margaret Halbig and Natasha Kislenko.  After graduating from UE, Halbig went on to graduate studies at the University of Missouri, Kansas City Conservatory, and earned a Doctorate of Musical Arts from the University of California, Santa Barbara.  Halbig is in high demand as a collaborative artist, working as a staff accompanist at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, along with numerous other ensembles in California.  Kislenko is a versatile artist with a broad range of experience and repertory, having performed extensively in both Europe and the United States.  She has won various prizes in piano competitions in several European locales and made her Carnegie Hall solo recital debut in 1996 after taking the grand prize at the Missouri Southern International Piano Competition.  She holds degrees from the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory, Southern Methodist University, and Stony Brook University, New York.  The program will include works by Debussy, Rachmaninoff, Smetana, Rzewski, and Bartók, and Halbig and Kislenko will be joined on various pieces by Professor of Piano Anne Fiedler (Halbig’s teacher during her time at UE), Associate Professor of Piano Garnet Ungar, and Consortium Instructor Ross Erickson and Suzanne Downes on percussion.  Admission for the program is $15 for adults and $5 for students.  UE students will be admitted at no charge with a valid student ID.

Anne Fiedler, Professor of Music, was a panelist for the College Faculty Forum, "Memorizing Piano Repertoire: Successful Strategies," at the 2012 Indiana Music Teachers Association State Conference on September 21.  The Indiana Music Teachers Association (IMTA) is a statewide organization of over 300 pre-college and college teachers that fosters music instruction, study, and performance.

Kathleen M. Murphy, PhD, MT-BC, Assistant Professor of Music Therapy, will be co-presenting a five-hour continuing education course at the annual conference of the American Music Therapy Association on Thursday, October 11.  The course is entitled “Comfortably Numb: Music Therapy & Co-Occurring Disorders.”

 

* UE VETS Meeting Planned for October 15

There will be a UE VETS meeting on October 15, in Room 272 in the Schroeder Family School of Business Administration Building from 7:00-8:00 p.m. Military and non-military students welcome!

* UE Theatre Opens Chekhov's The Seagull in May Studio Theatre

The University of Evansville Department of Theatre opens The Seagull by Anton Chekhov, in a new version by Christopher Hampton, Friday, Oct. 12, at 7:30 p.m., in the May Studio Theatre. The show will continue with performances at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 13, 15, 16, 17, and 18, and at 2:00 p.m. on Oct. 14.

When a group of artists gather at a Russian country estate to share their latest creations, romantic triangles erupt, dreams blossom, and passions flare. Considered to be the first masterpiece of this renowned playwright, The Seagull’s rich language is brought to new heights in this new sharp-witted version.

Senior Aaron Fentress directs the play. The cast includes seniors Jenna Anderson, Ryan Rohtla,  Rosa Palmeri, and Lockne O’Brien;  juniors Dylan Fredrick, Brian Schwartz, Julie Adamo, Ross DeWitt and  Josh Garrett; sophomores Olivia Hebert and Logan McGuire; and freshmen Carter Caldwell and Erdin Schultz-Bever. The all-student creative team for The Seagull includes scenic design by junior Taylor Ely; lighting design by junior Cypress Staelin-Lefsky; costume design by senior Krista Weltner; and sound design by junior Rebekah Carierre.

Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for senior adults, students and UE faculty and staff. UE students may pick up their free student rush ticket beginning at noon on the day of the performance they wish to attend. Seating is very limited. For reservations, call the ticket office at 812/488-2031, open noon to 5 p.m., Monday through Saturday, and noon to 2 p.m. on Sunday.

* Hispanic Culture Night Is Monday, October 15

¡Hola, Spanish Club! Don't forget, this Monday (Oct. 15) we're having Hispanic Culture Night from 6-8 p.m. in Hyde 8. Students at all levels of the language are welcome. Feel free to bring your dinner and your friends!

* Big Man on Campus Set for Saturday!

The 30th Annual Big Man On Campus will be held Saturday, October 13 in Eykamp 251/252, Ridgway University Center. This event is hosted by the women of Zeta Tau Alpha in effort to raise money for breast cancer awareness and education. Men from Greek, athletic, and other campus organizations compete in a male pageant competition in front of hundreds of students, families, faculty members, and the local community.

The pageant consists of multiple rounds: the first is the opening dance, the second is the runway, the third is the talent competition, and the final round is a response to a serious question about breast cancer. A panel of specially picked judges rates the contestants after each round. The contestant that earns the overall highest ranking will be crowned Big Man On Campus.

This event also includes a silent auction, which offers many wonderful prizes. Last year, there was an autographed Colts football as well as tickets to Cardinals vs. Cubs MLB baseball games. There will be excellent items up for grabs this year too!

Last year's goal of $7,000 was surpassed and so this year the goal is $15,000. This year's theme is "Construction" since Zeta Tau Alpha is striving to "demolish" Breast Cancer. Tickets will be sold at the door for $5 but can also be purchased on campus on October 10, 11, and 12 at tables inside Ridgway University Center.

Big Man On Campus is a delightful event filled with memorable entertainment, campus-community interconnection, enthusiastic school spirit, and passionate guest speakers, which allows all who attend BMOC to feel a sense of accomplishment.

* Seniors — Two Days Left!

Be a part of the 2013 LinC. Make your yearbook senior portrait appointment today. Call (812) 488–2846 to reserve a time or visit Student Publications, Ridgway University Center, second floor. Pictures will be taken the week of Oct. 15–19.

* Year of Service Forum Set for Wednesday, October 17

The Year of Service Forum is Wednesday, October 17, 6:30-8 p.m., Smythe Lecture Hall (Room 170), Schroeder Family School of Business Administration Building. A panel of faculty, alumni, and guests who have participated in distinguished Year of Service programs – AmeriCorps, Teach for America, Young Adult Volunteers, Peace Corps - will discuss program selection processes; applications; program types; national vs. international opportunities; value of these experiences; teaching English abroad, etc. The hour-long Q&A will be followed by an informal reception where students can continue discussions with panelists. All students welcome! This event is sponsored by the Center for Career Development.

* First Speaker Luncheon Series – Readabout.me

Please join us for the first Speaker Series Luncheon of the Student-Alumni Mentoring Program on Thursday, October 18 from noon-1 p.m.. in Eykamp 254, Ridgway University Center. Kristen Lund, 2008 alumnus and director of news services at UE, will speak on the topic of Readabout.me, a social media platform where you can create a positive online presence which can help you land jobs or internships.

This is a great opportunity to meet with your mentor for lunch; this is event is open to the campus community as well.

Lunch will be provided with a reservation.

To reserve your lunch, please contact ds120@evansville.edu by this Friday, October 12.
 

* Is It Time for Your Annual Mammogram?

Is it time for your annual mammogram?

The St. Mary’s Mobile Mammography Unit will be at at the Crayton E. and Ellen Mann Heath Center (Sampson Hall) on Friday, November 16 from 8:00 a.m.–noon.

Mobile Digital Mammography is designed to provide a very convenient means for today’s busy woman to complete routine testing. The screening will utilize digital mammography technology, the most advanced mammography imaging available.

To qualify, it must be one year and one day since your last mammogram.

Please bring your insurance card for billing purposes.  Appointments can be made by calling St. Mary’s Breast Center at 812-485-4437.

* PT Club

If you are a physical therapy major, undergraduate or graduate student, you should get involved in UE's Physical Therapy Club. The next club meeting is October 12 at 12 p.m. in Graves Hall 104. Club membership is open to any undergraduate or graduate student interested in pursuing physical therapy. Benefits of club membership include:
• The opportunity to express ideas and concerns about topics of interest to physical therapy students
• Free student newsletters and literature from the American Physical Therapy Association's (APTA) National Student Assembly
• Community and Campus Volunteer opportunities
• Information about upcoming APTA sanctioned events
• Fellowship and mentoring from upperclassmen who have experienced the application process of getting into PT school

If you have any questions, please contact club president Jenny Murphy at jm451@evansville.edu

 

* Tomorrow is the Last Day to Register for Global Work Seminar

Tomorrow is the last day to register for the Global Work Seminar which is being held on Thursday, October 18 from 9–11:30 a.m. (registration starts at 8 a.m.)

This networking event and seminar will be held at USI (free transportation provided).  Submitting your résumé through UE JobLink by October 12, secures your reservation and guarantees your résumé will be included in the résumé book given to representatives from the following organizations:

Berry Plastics
Mead Johnson Nutrition
Industrial Contractors
Red Spot Paint & Varnish
SABIC
Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Indiana

Follow these steps to RSVP by Friday, October 12
 Login to UE JobLink
Search jobs for ‘Global Work Seminar’ (listing #716564)
Click apply, submit résumé

This is not an interview or job opportunity.  This seminar will feature speakers from the above organizations who will share key qualities to be successful abroad as well as internships available with global companies.  A few days before the event, you will receive confirmation and travel arrangements.

Info You Should Know

* No Open Swim on Saturday

There will be no open swim on Saturday October 13 due to a swim meet.

* Women's Basketball Cancels Pancake Breakfast

Due to a scheduling conflict, the University of Evansville women’s basketball team has cancelled its pancake breakfast that was scheduled for Oct. 20 at the Fifth Third Bank Basketball Practice Facility.

The Aces will host crosstown foe Southern Indiana at the Ford Center Saturday, Nov. 3, at 12 p.m. for its only exhibition game, before opening their regular-season schedule Friday, Nov. 9, at Ball State.

* Grades, Credits and Financial Aid Eligibility

As we enter the second half of the fall semester, the Office of Financial Aid would like to clarify all policies related to the academic standards that govern scholarship and financial aid renewal. Other than the two exceptions* noted below, the Office of Financial Aid does not monitor grades or credit hours earned after the fall semester. The stated Grade Point Average and credit-hours-earned standards that govern UE scholarships and all aid eligibility are monitored each May. Therefore, if a student’s GPA dips below the required minimum at the end of the fall semester, he or she has the spring semester restore the cumulative GPA to the necessary level.  Aid is neither reduced nor restored in mid-year.

See the full policies for the renewal of UE Merit-based Scholarships, as well as maintaining Satisfactory Academic Progress for the renewal of all forms of aid, including federal loans. Please direct your questions to the UE Office of Financial Aid at financialaid@evansville.edu, or 1-800-424-8634 or 812-488-2364. You may also stop into the Office of Financial Aid, Olmsted Hall room 116, to arrange an appointment with a financial aid counselor.

*Exception 1: First-time students who receive need-based grants from the state of Indiana – the Frank O’Bannon Higher Education Award (HEA), Frank O’Bannon Freedom of Choice Award (FOC), and Twenty-first Century Scholarship – must be monitored each semester. See our current student website for the full policy stating the required GPA for state grant renewal.

*Exception 2: Students who are granted a semester of probational financial aid for fall under a specific appeal plan will be monitored at the end of the fall semester for continued spring aid eligibility.

 

Congratulations

* UE Wins GreenOVATION Award

For the third year in a row, the University of Evansville has received an Excellence Award, the top honor in the local GreenOVATION Awards for beautiful and sustainable businesses.

Sponsored by Keep Evansville Beautiful and the Evansville Business Journal, the awards recognize area companies and organizations for their achievements in beautification and conservation. To apply, organizations completed a survey about their attributes and practices. Based on their scores, they were placed in one of three categories: Excellence Award, Merit Award, and Endeavor Award.

The University earned points for assets such as an extensive recycling program, two LEED-certified buildings (the Schroeder Family School of Business Administration Building and the Ridgway University Center), and an attractively landscaped campus. UE was also the only winner that has received a LEED certification.

* Beavers Nominated for World Technology Award in Ethics

Anthony Beavers, professor of philosophy and director of cognitive science, is one of five finalists nominated for the World Technology Award in Ethics to be presented at the World Technology Summit to be held at Rockefeller Plaza later this month. The awards are presented in association with TIME, Fortune, CNN, Technology Review, and Science and go to the "peer-nominated, peer-elected most innovative people in science and technology." For a complete list of nominees in all twenty categories, see http://wtn.net/summit2012/finalists.php.
 

Athletics

* Aces Open MVC Slate with 2-0 Win at Missouri State

The University of Evansville men’s soccer team solved the Missouri Valley Conference’s best defense, as Nick Schroeder scored a pair of second-half goals to propel the Aces to a 2-0 win in their Valley opener against Missouri State Wednesday night in Springfield, Mo.

Evansville (7-4-0, 1-0-0 MVC) was on the offensive early in the match, taking three of the matches first four shots in the opening 17 minutes.  However, the Bears would take nine of the next 10 shots in the half and outshoot UE, 10-4, over the first 45 minutes.

Missouri State (5-4-3, 0-2-0 MVC) tested Evansville goalkeeper Eric Teppen four times in the first half, as Teppen turned away all four chances to keep the game scoreless heading into the break.

Schroeder gave the Aces the lead early in the second half, scoring his second goal of the year in the 52nd minute.  The sophomore defender scored unassisted on a breakaway opportunity, after blocking a clearance and firing in a shot from 20 yards out.

Evansville sealed the win in the 78th minute, when Schroeder headed home his second goal of the match off a long, 50-yard free-kick service from Brandon Causey.

The UE defense held MSU without a shot on goal in the second half to record its fourth shutout of the season.  Teppen made all four of his saves in the first half to pick up his third clean sheet and the shutout marked the fifth-straight game in which the Aces have been involved in a shutout.  Mark Anthony Gonzalez and Nate Opperman led UE offensively with three shots.

The two goals scored by the Aces marked only the second time this season that Missouri State’s defense had given up multiple goals, as it entered the match with a league-best 0.51 goals against average.

Evansville will continue its MVC slate Saturday night in Peoria, Ill., when it takes on Bradley at 6:30 p.m.  The Aces will then return home for a pair of matches with SIU Edwardsville (Oct. 17) and Central Arkansas (Oct. 20).

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