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Friday, October 19, 2012

What's Happening Today

* 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.

* Halloween Item Donations Needed for Newman Service Project

On Monday, Oct. 29, the Newman Club will be holding its annual Halloween party for the children at the Ozanam Family Homeless Shelter, and needs your help to make it a success! Needed donations include candy, costumes for children 10 and under (or items that could make up part of a costume like funny hats or old dance recital costumes), face paint, and items that could be used for Halloween treat bags for the children. We especially need more boys' costumes this year. You can bring items to the Newman Center, to Mass on campus, or to other Newman events. Volunteers are also needed! Contact Jordan Kendrick at jk239@evansville.edu with any questions.
 

* 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:
Soups
Peanut butter
Boxes of noodles
Dried beans

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

* Zeta Tau Alpha Collecting Pink Yoplait Lids to Fight Breast Cancer

Zeta Tau Alpha is collecting Pink Yoplait Lids to help fight breast cancer. There are pink collection boxes
1.) outside of Aces Place
2.) Outside of Room 170 (Smythe Lecture Hall) in Schroeder Family School of Business Administration Building
3.) First Floor of Graves Hall outside of Room 100.

For each lid collected General Mills donates money to Susan G Komen.

You can also give your lids to any member of Zeta Tau Alpha.
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Please help us find a Cure for Breast Cancer. The boxes will be up until November 28 (Wednesday after Thanksgiving break).

 

Upcoming Events

* Watch the Last Presidential Debate, October 22

UE's College Republicans and College Democrats are hosting a viewing of the last Presidential Debate on Monday, October 22 in Room 170 (Smythe Lecture Hall), Schroeder Family School of Business Administration Building. The debate will begin at 8:00 p.m. and last approximately an hour and a half as President Obama and Governor Romney discuss the issue of foreign policy. Everyone is encouraged to join the festivities!

 

* Apply to Be a Spring Semester RA Today!

Looking for a leadership position on campus that has major impact? Want to improve your creativity, time management, conversation, conflict/crisis management, public relations, or teamwork skills? Want a college experience that is life-changing? Consider applying to be a spring semester RA! Several positions across campus are opening.

Optional information sessions will be held Wednesday, October 24, at 9 p.m. in Eykamp 254, Ridgway University Center. Applications will be available at the sessions. Applications can also be picked up from the Office of Residence Life beginning Thursday, October 25. To be eligible, you must have two semesters of college completed. Other requirements are detailed in the application packet and on the Residence Life Facebook page.

If you are studying abroad next spring and are interested in a RA position for the 2013-2014 school year, now is the time for you to apply.

For more information, contact Mika Eubank at me63@evansville.edu.
 

* 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
 

* 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 ld101@evansville.edu to request a playing spot in advance or if you have any questions.

* "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.
 

* Purple Aces Little Monster Mash Kids Night Out with UE Athletes!

Purple Aces Little Monster Mash Kids Night Out with UE Athletes is planned for Sunday, October 28 from 2-5 p.m. at Carson Center. This event is for children ages 3-12. Admission is $10 per child.

Looking for some Halloween fun? Kids, come spend an afternoon playing games, making crafts, and enjoying snacks with Aces athletes while your parents relax at home. Remember to wear your Halloween costume so you can enter the costume contest!

For more information or to register please contact Sydney Skiles at 812-746-7993

* 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.

* Phi Mu Alpha's UE Idol

On Friday, October 26, the  members of Phi Mu Alpha will be hosting their annual musical event, UE Idol.  This year's theme is "New Millennium."  Students wishing to participate in the American Idol-style philanthropy can do so by choosing a song written between 2000 and the present.  Email the sheet music and contact information to cr139@evansville.edu by Monday, October 22 to sign up. To be a contestant, the fee is $25. Tickets will be sold at the door starting at 5:30 p.m. outside Wheeler Concert Hall.  All proceeds benefit music programs in the Evansville area.
 

* This Year's Fiddick Memorial Lecture Set for October 26

This year’s Thomas C. Fiddick Memorial Lecture is set for October 26 at 7 p.m. in Eykamp 251 in Ridgway University Center. The speaker will be Craig L. Symonds, Professor of History Emeritus at the United States Naval Academy. His topic will be “Lincoln and the Navy in the Civil War.”

The first person to win both the Naval Academy’s “Excellence in Teaching” award (1988) and its “Excellence in Research” award (1998), Symonds also served as History Department chair from 1988 to 1992, and received the Department of the Navy’s Superior Civilian Service medal three times.  He was professor of strategy at the U.S. Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island (1971-74) and at the Britannia Royal Naval College in Dartmouth, England (1994-95).  After retirement in 2005, he returned to the Academy in 2011-12 to serve a year as” The Class of 1957 Distinguished Chair of American Naval History.” 

Symonds is the author or editor of 25 books, including prize-winning biographies of Joseph E. Johnston (1992), Patrick Cleburne (1997), and Franklin Buchanan (1999), as well as The American Heritage History of the Battle of Gettysburg (2001).  Decision at Sea: Five Naval Battles that Shaped American History, won the Theodore and Franklin D. Roosevelt Prize for Naval History in 2006.  His 2008 book, Lincoln and His Admirals: Abraham Lincoln, the U.S. Navy, and the Civil War, won the Barondess Prize, the Laney Prize, the Lyman Prize, the Lincoln Prize, and the Abraham Lincoln Institute Book Award.   He also won the Nevins-Freeman Prize in 2009.  His latest work is The Battle of Midway, published by Oxford University Press in October 2011. 

Info You Should Know

* Volunteers Needed for Administrative and Academic Building Fire Drills

We are in need of volunteers to serve as observers at fire drills held throughout the year in the academic and administration buildings.  If you are interested in helping out, or have questions, please call Jan Schrader at 2697, or send an e-mail to js652@evansville.edu.

* 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.

* Historical Abstracts: What UE Libraries Can Do for You

Historical Abstracts is an EBSCO database that indexes more than three thousand historical journals. The scope of the resource ranges from 1450 AD to the present, focusing upon World history but excluding North American countries (United States and Canada).  If you need resources on North American history, you can use EBSCO’s “American: History and Life.”  The articles date back to 1955 and contain over forty languages. While Historical Abstracts is primarily an index, it does include full-text through JSTOR and Project Muse holdings.

*covers history from 1400’s to the present
*Index with some full text availability
*World History except for North American History

For more information or if you have any questions please contact Kathy Bartelt (kb4@evansville.edu) or Shane White (sw69@evansville.edu)
 

* 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 md7@evansville.edu 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 http://www.cur.org/ncur_2013/ for the format requirements of the abstract, a sample abstract and other details about the meeting.

Athletics

* Basketball Season Officially Begins With Hoopfest

Basketball season is officially underway as the Purple Aces men’s and women’s squads hosted Hoopfest at the Ford Center on Thursday evening.The event began with team introductions as each squad was announced to the crowd while coaches Marty Simmons and Oties Epps made their way through the aisles of the Ford Center on their way to the floor.  In the first battle of the night, it was the men’s squad who earned bragging rights in a dance-off.  Jordan Jahr, with a little help from his teammates, outdueled Mallory Ladd of the women’s team.

Basketball action commenced with a shooting contest as the duo of Katie Ellerson and Jordan Nelson recorded 16 three-pointers, edging out Meagan Collins and Jordan Jahr, who tallied 13 baskets.

In an intrasquad scrimmage with a 10-minute running clock, the purple team topped the orange team by a 13-11 final.  The winning team consisted of Kat Taylor, Meagan Collins, Katie Ellerson, Juliann Miller and Mallory Ladd.  Ladd hit a layup in the final seconds to take the win.

Prior to playing their scrimmage, the men had a dunk exhibition as the players showed their skills off to the crowd.  A 10-minute scrimmage of their own followed as the teams played to an 8-8 tie.

A new feature was added for the scrimmages as both coaches wore microphones during play as the crowd was able to hear them coaching their respective teams and calling plays.

Players on both teams signed autographs following the festivities.  The season opens in just nine days as the men’s team will face crosstown rival USI in the Vectren Community Classic on Saturday, October 27 at 7:05 p.m.
 

* Aces Volleyball Back At Carson Center Friday

On Friday, the University of Evansville volleyball team will be back in action at the Carson Center for a pair of Missouri Valley Conference matches this weekend.

At 7 p.m. on Friday, the Aces will square off against Missouri State before taking on Wichita State at 5 p.m. on Saturday.

Evansville, who is 7-15 overall and 2-7 in MVC play entering the weekend, has lost its last four Valley contests, including a 3-1 defeat at UNI followed by a 3-0 loss at Bradley last weekend.

Against the Panthers, it was Ashley Ring who led the way with 18 kills.  Evansville took the first set before falling in a closely contested match over the remainder of the evening.  In last Saturday’s match against the Braves, it was Lauren Seyller and Emma Roberson leading the way with eight kills apiece.

Missouri State comes to Evansville with an 11-10 mark while going 5-4 in league play.  The Bears pose a strong offensive threat as they rank second in the Valley in assists and kills per set.  MSU averages 13.28 assists and 14.10 kills.

Saturday’s match will feature UE against Wichita State.  The Shockers are 14-5 and 7-2 in league play.  WSU has one of the most efficient offenses in the league, hitting .245 as a team while Chelsey Feekin leads the way in the league, hitting .472.

Following the home weekend, the Aces will be at Creighton and Drake next week.

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