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Tuesday, October 23, 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


* 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:

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

* Free Christian Concert in Eykamp Tonight!

The Newman Club and Student Christian Fellowship are sponsoring a Christian concert TONIGHT in Eykamp 251, Ridgway University Center at 7:00 p.m. It will feature Heath McNease and Playdough, two major Christian hip-hop acts. Playdough is with the group Deepspace5, and Heath McNease just released an album based on the writings of C.S. Lewis. Admission is FREE, so stop by and check it out! Contact Newman Center director Mike Roesch at with any questions.

* This Week in Music: Choir Concert and Guest Recital

The University Choir will present its fall concert in Neu Chapel this Tuesday evening, October 23, at 7:30 p.m.  Associate Professor and Director of Choral Activities Dennis Malfatti will lead the choir in a program that will include classic works by Benjamin Britten, Monteverdi, and Mendelssohn, as well as contemporary works by American composer William Hawley, Norwegian-American composer Ola Gjeilo, Latvian composer Rihards Dubra, Venezuelan composer Antonio Estevez, and others. 

Of special note, the University Choir will be performing a recent work by UE's own William Hemminger, Chair of the Department of English and an accomplished pianist and composer. 

In addition, the University Choir was honored to have been chosen for the second time in three years to perform at the Indiana Music Educators Association Convention in January. 

Tuesday's performance will be the choir's first complete performance of their repertoire this year leading up to the performance at the IMEA convention.  The concert is free and open to the public.

The Department of Music will host a guest recital by violinist Joel Fuller in Wheeler Concert Hall this Wednesday evening, October 24, at 7:30 p.m.  Fuller is currently a member of the National Symphony Orchestra and has served previously as the Assistant Principal Second Violin of the Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra.

He also spent three years as the Assistant Concertmaster of the Naples Philharmonic, enjoying many opportunities to solo with the orchestra there.  As a chamber musician, Joel was a founding member of the Sonare and Vanderbilt String Quartets, and he is currently a member of the IBIS Chamber Music Society and Musica Aperta ensembles in Washington, D.C. 

As a student, Joel was awarded a three-year orchestral fellowship to attend the Aspen Music Festival and was one of only two to receive that honor for the 2001 summer season.  Joel received his Bachelor of Music from the University of Wisconsin and a Master of Music degree in Violin Performance and Chamber Music from the University of Michigan.  His teachers include the late Vartan Manoogian and Paul Kantor, and he has performed in master classes with some of the world's leading teachers and musicians, such as Donald Weilerstein, Mark Steinberg, William Preucil, and Pamela Frank, among others. 

Joel has won numerous awards and competitions, including the ASTA competition and both the University of Wisconsin and the University of Michigan Concerto Competitions.  He will be accompanied by pianist Jiyoung Oh, who is currently a member of the faculty at the Levine School of Music in Washington, D.C.

Jiyoung Oh received her Doctorate in Musical Arts from Indiana University Jacobs School of Music as a Chancellor's Fellow, studying with Menahem Pressler and Evelyn Brancart.  Her Master of Music degree was completed at the Eastman School of Music, where she studied with Douglas Humphreys.  She has performed as a soloist and chamber musician in the U.S. and Canada and has participated in various summer festivals, including the Aspen School of Music and the International Holland Music Sessions in Bergen.

This past year, she was an interim piano faculty at James Madison University, where she taught piano and doctoral piano seminar.  Prior to that, she taught at Lewis and Clark College and Indiana University.  Repertory for the duo’s UE performance will include works by Bach, Fauré, Debussy, Fritz Kreisler, and Belgian composer Eugène Ysaÿe. 

Joel is honored to be playing on the “ex Powell” Omobono Stradivari violin, generously loaned to him by the John C. Schroeder Trust for Musical Excellence.  Joel is the son-in-law of Diane and John Schroeder of Evansville.  The concert is free and open to the public, and the audience is cordially invited to a reception in Krannert Gallery following the performance.

* Roop to Speak on "Hidden Value of Dividend Growing Stocks- A Real World Example"

Rick Roop, vice-president and senior portfolio manager at Donaldson Capital Management, LLC, will give a presentation on Tuesday, October 23 4.00 p.m. in Smythe Lecture Hall (room 170) in the Schroder Family of School of Business Administration Building. His topic will be "The Hidden Value of Dividend Growing Stocks: A Real World Example."

Donaldson Capital Management is an Evansville based national money management firm that specializes in income oriented portfolio strategies focused on dividend growing stocks with nearly $600 million of assets under management. Roop personally manages approximately $140 million for nearly 75 families around the country. He graciously accepted an invitation from Walayet A. Khan, Professor of Finance, to talk to UE students. The event is open to the public.

Brent Sternberg of Old National Wealth Management was orginally scheduled to speak but the date of his talk has been moved to November 20.

* 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

* Health Careers Fair Today

More than 60 employers are in the Student Fitness Center TODAY recruiting for health-related careers at Health Careers Fair 2012. Come to the Student Fitness Center 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

* 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.

* 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.
Please help us find a Cure for Breast Cancer. The boxes will be up until November 28 (Wednesday after Thanksgiving break).



Upcoming Events

* 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 continuing our discussion of "Pre-Flood" Earth and the Garden of Eden in the Bible.
Anyone is welcome to attend and you can contact: Alexandra Statham ( for more details.


* Lecture Planned on Mission of American Civil Liberties Union

Ever wonder about the mission of the American Civil Liberties Union? Come to a talk, sponsored by the Department of Philosophy and Religion, given by Jane Henegar, executive director of the Indiana Civil Liberties Union, on the topic of the mission of the Civil Liberties Union. The talk will be held in Eykamp 254/255 in Ridgway University Center on Tuesday, October 30 at 6 p.m. The lecture is free and open to the public. If you have any questions, contact Dr. Dick Connolly at

* Glamour Girl Set for Saturday

Tau Kappa Epsilon's annual philanthropy event, Glamour Girl, is Saturday, October 27 at 4 p.m. in Eykamp 251, Ridgway University Center. This year's theme is "The Old West" and all proceeds are going to Saint Jude Children's Research Hospital.  Tickets are $5 on the day of the show or $4 in advance.  Advanced tickets can be purchased Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.  For more information contact Jourdan Wilson at

* Financial Aid Information for Direct Loan Recipients Graduating, Withdrawing or Transferring at End of Fall Semester

Students who have received a Direct Loan while attending UE and plan to graduate, withdraw from school, or transfer to another school, are mandated by federal regulations to attend an Exit Counseling Session.  The Office of Financial Aid will hold sessions in Room 126 in Hyde Hall on October 25 at 12:30 p.m. and December 5 (Reading Student Day) at 1:30 p.m. 

You must arrive on time and bring the names, addresses and phone numbers of 2 people who you will remain in contact with after leaving UE, plus a next of kin at a different address than yours. Each session will last approximately 30 minutes.


* 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

* Attention UE Cardholders

The October Pcard Cycle began on September 22 and ends October 22.  Pcards statements must  be reconciled and printed from SDG2 as of October 25 and submitted along with your receipts in a Pcard Envelope.  GL will upload on October 29




* UE Students Win Inventive Problem Solving Competition

Five UE students (Lan Do-Accounting, Andrea Cadavid - global business, Brenna Siscoe - nursing, and Vaughn Ahlf - and Justin Jackman - both mechanical engineering) comprised the inter-disciplinary UE team that won first place in the Lawrence Technological University “Innovation Encounter” competition held on October 19-20, in Southfield, Michigan.   The UE team received a first place trophy, certificate, and a cash prize.  The competition included a total of seven universities: Gonzaga, Ohio Northern, Lawrence Tech, Villanova, Saint Louis University, Kettering, and UE. 

The UE team was coached by Assistant Professor of Nursing Jerrilee Lamar , and Rick Deer, director of the UE Center for Intensive Experiential Education.

The LTU “Innovation Encounter” competition was a team competition for inventive problem solving.  The teams were challenged with creating a business level solution for a real-world client (MASCO Bath) problem statement in a two day event.  The event engaged innovative students from the seven universities in both competition and the appreciation of the skills learned during their academic careers.  The competition was filled with educational components, networking opportunities, and valuable feedback on skills developed throughout the competition.  The LTU “Innovation Encounter” competition provided students the opportunity to work on a real-world problem that required teamwork, business planning, critical thinking, and innovation.

UE student participation was made possible through the support of the Kern Family Foundation and the UE Center for Intensive Experiential Education.



* Men's Golf Stands In 15th At Dayton

A pair of freshmen led the way as the University of Evansville men’s golf team enters the final round of play in 15th place at the Dayton Fall Invitational.Alex Turner led the way for UE in the opening round as his 1-over 72 put him in a tie for sixth place.  Four shots behind was fellow frosh Rick VoyVodic, who notched a 76 and is tied for 31st.

Parker Hensley carded an opening-day round of 81 while Quinn Vilneff and Will Knights each recorded an 82.

IPFW and Western Kentucky lead the way on the team side as their totals of 295 were tops amongst the 18 teams.  Dayton is in third, just a shot behind.

Nick Cunningham of Oakland is the top individual as he led everyone with a 4-under 67 on Monday.

The teams will play one more round beginning at 8 a.m. CT at the NCR South Course.

* UE Women In 11th After Opening Round At Dayton

Sydney Skiles tallied an opening-round score of 76 as the University of Evansville women’s golf team finished day one of the Dayton Fall Invitational in 11th place entering Tuesday’s final round.Skiles finished the opening day six strokes over par to stand in a tie for 13th place.  Cathy Doyle is currently three strokes behind Skiles as her 79 puts her in a tie for 32nd.

Freshman Paige Crafton carded an 82 to tie for 50th while Dana Hayden (88) and Kelly Lamarche (93) rounded out UE’s squad on Monday.

Detroit Mercy sits atop the leaderboard with a team total of 291.  Detroit had three players finish the opening round in the top eight.  They have a seven-stroke lead over Oakland.  Evansville finished the day with a 325 and is seven shots out of the top ten as Youngstown State finished day one with a 318.

The teams will play one more round beginning at 8 a.m. CT at the NCR North Course.

* Teppen Named MVC Defensive Player of the Week

Sophomore goalkeeper Eric Teppen became the second University of Evansville men’s soccer player to earn Missouri Valley Conference Player of the Week honors this season, when he was named the MVC Defensive Player of the Week in an announcement by the league office Monday afternoon.

Teppen recorded this third-straight shutout by posting a pair of clean sheets this week in wins over SIU Edwardsville and Central Arkansas.  The Evansville, Ind., native collected four saves in the Purple Aces’ 1-0 win over SIUE Wednesday night, including a pair in the second half to stifle a late offensive flurry by the Cougars.  Teppen was also instrumental in helping UE successfully defend SIUE’s five second-half corner kicks.  Against UCA, Teppen recorded just two saves, but pulled down several crossing attempts to preserve a 1-0 victory.

Teppen and the Evansville defense have now gone 225:56 without allowing a goal and the sophomore keeper is 3-1-0 in MVC contests with three shutouts and a 0.52 goals against average.

The Aces will wrap up their non-conference slate Wednesday night in Bloomington, Ind., when they take on nationally-ranked Indiana at 7:00 p.m.

* Emma Roberson Named MVC Freshman of the Week

University of Evansville freshman Emma Roberson has been named Missouri Valley Conference Freshman of the Week by the league on Monday. The Brooks, Ky. native began the weekend with a career and game-high 15 kills against Missouri State.  Along with that, she tallied three blocks while hitting .367.

On Saturday against Wichita State, Roberson followed it up with another double-figure kill effort as she registered 13 while hitting .241.

It marked the first time in her career that she notched double-digit kills in consecutive matches.  Roberson and the Aces will be on the road this weekend facing Creighton on Friday before traveling to face Drake on Saturday.


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