University of Evansville

University of Evansville

AceNotes Today

Friday, October 12, 2012

* Holiday Schedule Announced

The University of Evansville will be closed during the holidays to allow our employees to enjoy this special time with their families. The following November-December-January holiday schedule will be observed:

Thanksgiving
Wednesday, November 21, 2012 – close at noon
Closed Thursday, November 22, through Friday, November 23, returning Monday, November 26

Christmas/New Year’s Day
Closed Monday, December 24 through Tuesday, January 1, returning Wednesday, January 2
 

What's Happening Today

* 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.

* Seniors — Last Day!

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.

* Today Is the Last Day to Register for Global Work Seminar

Today 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 the end of the day 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.


 

* 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

* University Worship this Sunday in Neu Chapel thinks about Suffering

Student preacher and religion major LaNette Urbin will be preaching this Sunday around the theme of suffering in the world. You are invited to join us for worship and reflection this Sunday morning in Neu Chapel at 10:30 a.m. Donuts and coffee are ready at 10:00 a.m. Join us for some jazz and the classics as we worship through word and table. All are welcome!

 

* University of Evansville 2012-2013 Interfaith Series

The University of Evansville Department Of Religious Life will again sponsor a series of interfaith activities for the UE campus community.

What Is My Neighbor Doing Series:
Monday, October 22, 7:00 p.m. in Wheeler Concert Hall
“What is My Neighbor Doing? Rituals and Practices of Islam”
The “What is My Neighbor Doing” series will explore the rituals and practices of living world religions. Several members of the Islamic Society will share and demonstrate some of the most important practices in Islam. There will also be time for Q and A.

Friday, November 2, 7:00 p.m. in Neu Chapel
“What is My Neighbor Doing? Letting Go of Anger and Disruptive Emotions”
Presentation includes a public talk with Tibetan Buddhist teacher, Bardor Tulku Rinpoche.

Interfaith Service: Celebrating Diversity and Thanksgiving
Sunday, November 4, 10:30 a.m. in Neu Chapel
“Celebrating Religious Diversity, Giving Thanks Together”
Community-wide Interfaith Worship Service in Neu Chapel

The community is invited and encouraged to attend any and all events.

For more information please contact University Chaplain Tamara Gieselman at tg85@evansville.edu

* Catholic Mass in Neu Chapel on Sunday

The celebrant at the 1:00 p.m. Mass in Neu Chapel this Sunday is Fr. Dusty Burns, pastor of Holy Spirit Catholic Church. UE students will fill the other liturgical roles. Everyone is welcome!
 

* Musical Madness Interest Meeting Planned for Monday, October 15

An interest meeting for Musical Madness will be held Monday, October 15 at 7pm in Smythe Lecture Hall (Room 170, Schroeder Family School of Business Administration Building. All organizations may participate.

 

* Cookie Decorating with Delta Omega Zeta

Join the ladies of Delta Omega Zeta in cookie decorating. This will take place Monday October 15, from 7-9 pm. at the DOZ House. Come meet the women of Delta Omega Zeta and make some tasty treats! Any unaffiliated women are welcome and encouraged to join! If you do not want to come alone then bring a friend! 

* Attend the Food Advisory Board Meetings!

Are you a resident? Do you have compliments, issues, or suggestions about Cafe Court, Aces Place, or Jazzman's? The Food Advisory Board (FAB) meets every Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. in the dining hall! We would love to see new faces and find out more ways we could better your Sodexo experience. Contact ch250@evansville.edu if you have any questions!

* 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!

* 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.

* 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.
 

Info You Should Know

* Homecoming Registration Form Now Available

The 2012 Homecoming Registration form is now available. This year’s student Homecoming theme is UE Through the Decades. Please be sure that your group of friends or organization registers to be involved by Monday, October 22.

* Time to Nominate Individuals for Employee Excellence Awards

The University of Evansville, in pursuit of excellence in service, wishes to recognize a non-faculty employee displaying records of achievement as a leader.  Leadership may be demonstrated in any of the following categories:

• Service to the University community
• Service to students
• Job performance and attitude towards fellow employees

To be eligible, an employee must be a full-time member of administration or staff.

Nominations for the November 2012 Employee Excellence Award are due no later than Wednesday, October 17.

To nominate someone, or to find out more information about the Employee Excellence Awards, go to http://acelink.evansville.edu/Tools/EmployeeAward/

* 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.

 

* Housing Cancellation Deadline for Spring 2013

The last day to Cancel Housing Contracts for Spring 2013 is November 1 at 5 p.m. This is only for students who will be:

•Attending Harlaxton or Study Abroad
•Living locally with parents, legal guardians, or immediate family
•Having an internship, co-op, or clinical outside of the Evansville area for the semester
•Transferring or withdrawing for Spring 2013
•Graduating in December and will not be returning for Spring 2013.

Requests that do NOT fall in these categories are typically NOT granted.

Requests to move off campus to live with friends or move into an apartment are not sufficient reasons to cancel a UE housing contract.

Cancellation forms are available in the Residence Life Office on the second floor of Ridgway University Center.
 

Congratulations

* Jessica Russell-Pope

Creative writing and psychology major Jessica Russell-Pope will have her creative nonfiction piece “Wind Chimes”  publsihed in Lewis University’s literary magazine Jet Fuel Review. Jessica’s essays have also appeared in Relief, The New Purlieu Review, Catfish Creek, and Mangrove Literary Journal, published by the University of Miami, Florida. Jessica is co-director of the Department of Creative Writing’s Student Writers of Indiana Program.

Jet Fuel Review will be released November 29, and a reading of selected pieces will be held that day at Lewis University in Illinois. Jessica has been invited to Lewis to read from her work.

* 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.

Athletics

* Women's Soccer Reschedules Golf Outing

The University of Evansville women’s soccer team has rescheduled the Women’s Soccer Golf Classic that was postponed due to inclement weather in September.  The Aces will now hold the outing Monday, Oct. 29 at Cambridge Golf Course.  The event is scheduled for a shotgun start at 12 p.m.

The deadline for entry to the event is Monday, Oct. 22.  Fees for the outing are $125 for an individual golfer and $500 for a foursome.  Prices include beverages, dinner and prizes for the first-place team.  Individuals or foursomes wishing to participate should fill out the entry form above. 

All questions about the event should be directed to head coach Krista McKendree who can be reached by phone at 812-760-5023 or by email at km57@evansville.edu

* Volleyball Ready For Weekend Trip

The Purple Aces volleyball team will be back on the road this weekend as they travel to UNI on Friday before facing Bradley on Saturday afternoon.Friday’s tilt versus the Panthers is slated to begin at 7 p.m. while Saturday’s game at Bradley will begin at 4 p.m.

In its lone match last weekend the Aces fell by a 3-0 final at Southern Illinois.  Hannah Wilson had a strong outing as she registered 12 kills and hit .235 against the Salukis.  Ashley Ring tallied five kills while Rachel TenHoor and Emma Roberson had four apiece.

Prior to the match at Carbondale, Evansville earned a home sweep over UT-Martin on Oct. 2.  Led by Ashley Ring’s 13 kills, the Aces outhit the Skyhawks, .239-.106 in the 3-0 victory.

The weekend begins on Friday in Cedar Falls against UNI.  The Panthers had their 59-match MVC winning streak come to an end last weekend as Creighton took a 3-1 win in Omaha.  They have won 29 MVC games in a row at home, dating back to November 15, 2008.  The Panthers are tied atop the league with Creighton at 6-1.

UNI leads the Valley in kills per set with 14.21, however, just one Panther is in the top ten on the individual side as Megan Lehman ranks seventh in the league with 3.20/set.

Bradley has struggled in league play, going winless in seven outings thus far.  The Braves were 6-5 in non-conference play.  Last weekend, BU lost a 3-1 match at Creighton and fell in five sets to Drake on Friday evening.   Madison Kamp leads the Braves and is seventh in the MVC in assists with 9.09 per set.

Evansville has won six in a row in Peoria against the Braves, with the last loss coming in 2005.

Next weekend, UE is back at the Carson Center to face Missouri State and Wichita State.

* Swimming and Diving Set to Take on Southern Illinois

The University of Evansville’s swimming and diving teams look to continue their success this season when they face off with Southern Illinois this Saturday at 1p.m. in Carson Center.

Evansville is coming off a strong start in which the women were victorious in seven different events including the 100-yard freestyle and the 400-yard freestyle relay.

Men’s diver Mallet Reid also won the one-meter event with a score of 258.55 and the three-meter event with a 231.35. The men recorded wins in the 100-yard freestyle and the 200-yard breaststroke.

After hosting Southern Illinois, the Aces will return to the pool when they travel to Miami University (Ohio) on October 26.

Contribute to AceNotes
To have content considered for inclusion in AceNotes, please submit a Marketing Request Form. Deadline for submission to AceNotes is 10:00 a.m. on the requested date of publication. Only articles concerning UE related/sponsored activities will be accepted. Articles submitted to AceNotes may be edited for length and clarity. Submitter contact information is at the end of each article.

Facebook   Twitter   YouTube

View Complete Issue