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Thursday, October 18, 2012

* Calvin Klein at the Victory Theatre – Free Bus Ride for UE Students!

Don’t miss this opportunity to see Calvin Klein, the award-winning fashion icon and creator of one the world’s best known brands, in Evansville on Wednesday, October 24.  Sponsored by the Institute for Global Enterprise in Indiana Institute Speaker Series, Mr. Klein will discuss " Lessons From the Runway to Success:  Leadership and Building a Global Brand" at 7:00 pm in the Victory Theatre in downtown Evansville.  This lecture is free and open to the public. 

Please note - students are invited to sign up for free bus transportation between campus and the Victory Theatre for this event.  Registration is required to ensure adequate seating.  Come by the Institute office on the second floor of the Schroeder Family School of Business Administration Building between now and 5:00 p.m. on October 22.  For more information, call 812-488-2455 or e-mail



What's Happening Today

* Donate Today to Food Drive for Tri-State Food Bank

Delta Sigma Pi is hosting a food drive benefiting the Tri-State Food Bank. You can donate foods any time from now till October 29.

Donation locations
Ridgway University Center
Schroeder Family School of Business Administration Building
Koch Center
Carson Center
Hyde Hall

Monetary donations can be taken to the CSE office in Ridgway University Center

Items needed:
Peanut butter
Boxes of noodles
Dried beans

All other non-perishable items are also accepted and appreciated.

* LinC Underclass PIctures Today

Stop by Ridgway Center from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday or from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Thursday to have your picture taken for the 2013 LinC.  It's free!

* Neu Chapel Organ @ Noon Featuring Douglas Reed on October 18

Douglas Reed, University Organist, will present "A Tribute to Louis Vierne," part of the Neu Chapel Organ @ Noon series on Thursday, October 18, at 12:10 p.m. in the Neu Chapel organ loft.  Dr. Reed will perform several compositions by Louis Vierne, who died 75 years ago while playing an organ concert at Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris.  To put Vierne’s music in perspective, Reed will also perform compositions by J.S. Bach and by Charles Ives and William Albright who share October 20 as their birthdays.

The informal presentation is free.  Bring your lunch!

* 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.

This week we will be exploring the nature of the "Pre-Flood" Earth in the Bible and the Garden of Eden. What was the Earth like before Noah's flood?

Anyone is welcome to attend and you can contact: Alexandra Statham ( for more details.


Upcoming Events

* Late Night Madness with UE Men's Basketball Team

All students are invited to attend Late Night Madness with the UE men’s basketball team on Friday, October 19 in Carson Center. The event will start at 9:30 p.m. (or 15 minutes after volleyball game) There will be free food and drink as long as supplies last. You can and interact with the players and coaches. There will be a slam dunk contest, a special student/Aces basketball game and a performance by the dance team.

* 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

* Get Your Flu Shot on October 22 or October 25

Flu shots will be available on Monday, October 22, 1 - 3 p.m. in Olmsted lobby and on Thursday, October 25, 9 - 11 a.m. in Ridgway University Center lobby.  The cost is $15 exact change or a check payable to the University of Evansville. 

* Coffee House this Saturday in Ridgway

International Club and the Office of Cultural Engagement are sponsoring a campus-wide Open-Mic Coffee House this Saturday from 5-7 p.m. in the 1959 Gallery on the 2nd floor of Ridgway University Center. Come sing a song karaoke-style or play a tune on your instrument of choice. If you’re not a musician, no worries… you can read a poem, drink some coffee, or simply listen and enjoy the company.  Email to request a playing spot in advance or if you have any questions.

* Health Careers Fair Set for Tuesday, October 23

Over 60 employers are registered for Health Careers Fair 2012. Come to the Student Fitness Center next Tuesday, October 23 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. to meet employers who are interested in you! All students, freshmen through senior, who are considering a health-related career should attend. See registered employers in JobLink

Also, pre-register for the event in JobLink to allow employers to view your resume early!

* "Let's Go Aces Style"

AcesTV is creating a parody of Gangnam Style and we need your help. Head out to the East Terrace on Monday October 22 at 1:00 p.m. to dance in our video! Don't know the dance? No problem. Meet us at noon and we will show you all the moves. Come out and show your spirit Aces Style!!


* Faculty Scholars Recognized at UE Libraries

UE Faculty Scholars will be honored at a reception on Tuesday, October 23, in the Schroeder Boardroom of the Libraries.  Scholarship published during the past year will be recognized.  Dr. John Mosbo, Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, will offer remarks at 3:00 p.m.  Scholarship Recognition Reception begins at 2:30 p.m. and concludes at 4:00 p.m.  Exhibit cases on Libraries’ entry level will highlight faculty scholars.

* Brent Sternberg to Speak on Campus on October 23

Brent Sternberg, senior vice president and director of equities of Old National Wealth Management, will be speaking to UE students on October 23. His lecture will be at 4.00 p.m. in Smythe Lecture Hall (Room 170) in Schroeder Family School of Business Administration Building.  Sternberg will be sharing his thoughts on the current state of financial markets and the outlook for 2013. He is a 1996 graduate of UE and currently serves on the Alumni Board. Old National Wealth Management has assets over $7 billion under supervision. Sternberg graciously accepted an invitation to speak to UE students from Walayet A. Khan, Professor of Finance. The event is open to public.

* Important Event for December Graduates

ALL December graduates should plan on attending Commencement Central anytime between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Thursday, October 25.  During this event you will finalize your graduation plans by meeting with the Registrar's Office, Alumni Office, and Career Planning Office.  You can also purchase your Cap and gown, and order graduation announcements if desired.  There will also be a giveaway drawing for all that attend.  The event will be set up outside the UE Bookstore in the Ridgway Center.  This is a must for any December graduate and can be done quickly and easily.  If you have any questions please contact the UE Bookstore.


Info You Should Know

* Faculty/Department Adoptions

Adoptions for the Spring 2013 semester from faculty and departments should now be submitted to the UE Bookstore as soon as possible.  If any questions please contact the UE Bookstore.

* Students - Pick Up Tickets Now for UE vs. USI Game

Students can pick up tickets for the October 27, USI vs. UE men’s basketball game beginning Tuesday, October 16 at 11 a.m. in the Carson Center Ticket Office. Students must show a valid UE ID with current activity sticker in order to pick up tickets. Tickets will be given on a first come first serve basis through October 24.  One ticket per valid ID.

* Faculty, Staff and Emeriti - Buy Discounted Tickets to UE vs. USI Game

Faculty, staff and emeriti can purchase discounted tickets to the USI vs. UE Men’s Basketball game on October 27. Tickets will be $10 and can be picked up at the Carson Center Ticket Office starting on October 15 through October 19. There will be a limit of (2) tickets per faculty, staff, and emeriti at the discounted rate. Additional tickets may be purchased for $14 & $18 depending on location. The ticket office will be open Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. –5 p.m. All faculty, staff, and emeriti must present UE IDs.

* Last Call for Spring 2013 at Harlaxton College

There is still time to apply for the Spring 2013 semester at Harlaxton College, the British Campus of the University of Evansville.  Applications and course information are available at the Study Abroad Office, Schroeder Family School of Business Administration Room 261.

Questions?  Come visit us or write to

* Total Compensation Statements on WebAdvisor

2012-13 Total Compensation Statements are now available on WebAdvisor:  Once you log in to WebAdvisor, click on the Employees menu.  On the Employees menu, click on the "Total Compensation Statement" link at the bottom of the "Employee Profile" section to view the statement.

As an employee of the University of Evansville, you receive regular pay for the services you provide. The other part of your total compensation is the value of the benefits the University of Evansville makes available to you and your family. The value of these benefits is your "hidden paycheck." This benefit summary describes your total compensation and the value of your benefits.

If you find any inaccuracies or have questions concerning your benefits, please contact Lisa Schum at ext. 2038.

* News from the Registrar's Office

Pre-registration for spring classes is now available on WebAdvisor. You must have your advisor approve your class selections on WebAdvisor in order to register during the time period that was provided to you in the 10/11 e-mail. Registration begins Monday night, October 29

Winter Intersession class schedules are available for viewing on WebAdvisor. Registration for Winter Intersession begins on Monday, October 29 in the Registrar’s Office.

* 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, 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.


* Faculty - Do You Have Students Interested in Presenting at NCUR?

The 27th National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR 2013) will be held April 11-13, at University of Wisconsin-La Crosse in La Crosse Wisconsin. Undergraduate students are invited to give formal presentations or displays of original research, scholarly activities, or creative endeavors in all academic areas. Each year the Undergraduate Research Committee provides travel expenses for a number of students attending the National Conference. Faculty - if you have a student interested in presenting at NCUR and would like funding from the Undergraduate Research Committee, please email one copy of an abstract to by 5:00 p.m.  on October 26. The Undergraduate Research Committee will review abstracts and determine which submissions will receive funding. (The deadline for submission of abstracts to NCUR is December 4).

Presentations/Displays may take the following forms:
Oral presentations,
Poster presentations,
Performing/Visual arts (Music, Dance, Theater, Drawing, Painting, Printmaking, Photography, Sculpture, Ceramics, Other Applied Arts, Video and Film)

See the web site for the format requirements of the abstract, a sample abstract and other details about the meeting.



* Tommy Mason Assumes Public Address Duties For UE

The University of Evansville athletics department has announced that Tommy Mason will assume public address duties for Purple Aces men’s basketball this season.

Mason takes over for John MacCauley, who died unexpectedly in August.  MacCauley had been the Aces announcer for 27 years.

"It is an honor for me to be able to assume this position,” Mason said.  “There is a reason John was doing this for 27 years and I want to do my best to continue the legacy that he has started.”
“Nobody will be able to replace him, I am just trying to do my best to enhance the gameday experience for Aces fans."

Mason has been involved in UE athletics in various capacities since 2006.  He has done public address for other Aces sporting events including: baseball, men’s soccer and women’s soccer.  Mason has also been the on-court announcer for men’s basketball since 2007. 

“Tommy Mason has served as a PA announcer for various UE sporting events for several times,” UE athletic director John Stanley said.  “He is very talented and professional in his approach and preparation.”

“Tommy has a strong interest in the success of the Aces teams and the individual student-athletes.  This is an important role that had been ably handled by John MacCauley for years and we believe that Tommy will work very hard to continue making the experience at the Aces games enjoyable.”

* Women's Soccer Blanks Indiana State, 3-0

The University of Evansville women’s soccer team posted an impressive 3-0 win over visiting Indiana State in its final home regular-season match of the 2012 season Wednesday night at Arad McCutchan Stadium.

The Purple Aces (4-7-3, 3-1-1 MVC) were led by freshman Abby Springer, who scored the game-winning goal in the 24th minute and was credited with an assist later in the contest.  Fellow freshman Kayla Smith added a goal in the 55th minute and freshman goalkeeper Simone Busby picked up her fourth shutout of the season by making six saves.

In an evenly played first half, UE took advantage of a miscue in the Sycamore (6-9-1, 1-3-0 MVC) backfield, as Springer collected a loose ball, dribbled into the box and found the back of the net from 10 yards out for her fifth goal of the season.  Evansville fired five shots to ISU’s four and Busby made a pair saves to preserve a 1-0 lead at the break.

Smith doubled the Aces’ advantage early in the second half, finishing a cross from Springer just over nine minutes into the stanza.  Springer dribbled up the right side of the pitch, before sending a ball to the middle of the box that found the right foot of Smith.

Evansville’s lead increased to 3-0 in the 80th minute, when a corner kick service deflected off the head of an Indiana State defender and ended up in the back of the Sycamore net for an own goal.

Springer and Allie Arguello led UE offensively with two shots each, while four other Aces got into the shot column.  Busby made four second-half saves and lowered her goals against average to 0.38.

Evansville will wrap up its regular-season Saturday in Omaha, Neb., as UE will travel to Creighton for a 4:30 p.m. match with the Bluejays.

* Late Goal Lifts Men's Soccer to 1-0 Win Over SIUE

Freshman Nate Opperman scored a late goal on a cross from fellow freshman Mark Anthony Gonzalez to give the University of Evansville men’s soccer team a 1-0 victory in a rain-shortened contest over visiting SIU Edwardsville in a Missouri Valley Conference match Wednesday night at Arad McCutchan Stadium.

With 9:36 remaining in the contest, the skies opened up over McCutchan Stadium as rain and lightning delayed the match and eventually brought it to an end.  Opperman’s goal on a UE (8-5-0, 2-1-0 MVC) counter proved to be the lone goal of the match and occurred just over five minutes before the delay.

Both teams shared possession in the opening half, with each side creating a pair of scoring chances.  SIUE (10-5-0, 2-2-0 MVC) outshot the Aces, 6-5, in the first 45 minutes and got shots on goal from Kevin Stoll and Christian Volesky.  Nick Schroeder nearly scored on a long header for Evansville and Mack Hasinger had a shot from close range turned away by SIUE keeper John Berner.

UE earned a trio of corner kicks in the first stanza, but could not convert, as the match remaining scoreless heading into the locker room.

SIU Edwardsville controlled much of the possession and tempo in the second half, firing six of the half’s first seven shots.  However, the Aces mounted a counter attack that turned into a goal, as Gonzalez dribbled up the right side of the fear and sent in a cross that was finished from Opperman for this third goal of the season.

The Cougars nearly scored on the very next possession as a header from Christian Volesky nearly got by Evansville goalkeeper Eric Teppen.  SIUE continued to apply pressure, but the UE defense kept them at bay and preserved the win and shutout.

Charlie Macias led Evansville offensively with a pair of shots and was the only UE player to attempt more than one.  Teppen picked up his fourth shutout of the season, making four saves.

The Aces will be back on their home pitch for their next contest, when they host MVC opponent Central Arkansas Saturday night at 7:00 p.m.


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