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Friday, October 26, 2012

* Front Oval Closed on Monday, October 29

The front oval will be closed on Monday, October 29, and parking will not be permitted until 9:00 a.m. in order to take photographs for University publications and marketing materials.

Thank you in advance for your cooperation.

* Archiving Department Websites

The Department of Digital Media will begin archiving websites on the domain beginning next Thursday, November 1.

If your academic department or administrative area has such a site (with an address along the lines of, or, and you have content on that site that needs to be moved to the main, public-facing website (, or would be the corresponding examples), please send that content to, and we will work with you to migrate the necessary content before archiving your site.

Once your site has been archived, its address will redirect to the new site; so if you have printed materials with the old address on them, or simply find it easier to tell prospective students to visit your site at (or whatever your existing department address is), that address will work to send users to your section of the new website.

Thank you for your assistance in this process; if you have any questions, please contact Director of Digital Media Joe Atkinson at


What's Happening Today

* Want to Perform in UE PRIDE's Annual Drag Show? Sign Up Now!

UE PRIDE is hosting its 10th annual drag show on December 1 and is looking for individual or group performances to compete. The theme is Apocalipstick 2012. Performances do not have to be related to the theme. The competition is a lip syncing and dance competition where the majority of contestants dress as the opposite sex, however this is not required. This philanthropy benefits AIDS Resource Group, Matthew 25, and Planned Parenthood of Indiana.

If you are interested in competing, please email with the organization you will be representing and the names of the people who are participating by November 15. For more information visit

* Help Pi Gamma Mu with Operation: Care Package

Members of Pi Gamma Mu, the International Honor Society in the Social Sciences, are sponsoring Operation Care Package to collect care packages for our troops stationed overseas this holiday season.  It is their goal to have 50 sponsored care packages for Veterans Day, to reach the troops by the holidays.

If a student organization, department, staff organization, group, or individuals would be interested in sponsoring a care package, please email the group's faculty advisor, Dr. Mari Plikuhn ( for more information.

When you sign up to sponsor a care package, you can select the branch of the military you would like to receive your care package: Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, or Coast Guard.  In addition, you can choose to specify the care package to go to a female or male service member. 

Once you are signed up to sponsor a care package, your organization/group will bring the items that you have collected and $13.45 for shipping to Dr. Plikuhn's office in the Department of Law, Politics, and Society in Room 62 in Schroeder Family School of Business Administration Building.  Pi Gamma Mu will provide the shipping boxes, prepare them for shipping, and send out the care packages.

If you have a family member or friend who will be stationed overseas for the holidays, please contact Dr. Plikuhn.  We would love to send care packages to the friends and family of our UE community.

* 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 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:
Peanut butter
Boxes of noodles
Dried beans

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


Upcoming Events

* University Worship this Sunday Contemplates Reformation

Everyone is invited to join us for worship and reflection this Sunday morning in Neu Chapel, 10:30 a.m. This Sunday, we consider Martin Luther’s daring acts of justice in the 16th century and assess what his work might mean for 21st century Christians.  Donuts and coffee will be ready at 10:00 a.m. Join us for some jazz and the classics as we worship through word and table.  All are welcome!

* Men's Club Soccer Pick-Up Games

Men's Club Soccer is having open pick-up games on North Field Tuesday, October 30 and Wednesday, October 31 from 8:30 – 10:00 p.m. both nights. Any full-time male student interested in playing club soccer next spring is encouraged to attend either or both sessions. Please contact Benjamin Waldo at with any questions.

* All UE Employees Invited to Emeriti Workshops for Retirement Health Care

UE employees are invited to attend one of the informational workshops presented by Emeriti Retirement Health Solutions on Tuesday, October 30 in Eykamp 253, Ridgway University Center.

The workshops are scheduled for:
• 10:00 am – 10:30 am for active employees (pre-retirees are welcome to attend this session, as well)
• 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm for pre-retirees (active employees considering retirement in the next one to five years)

For more information about these workshops, please visit: Emeriti Workshop Invitation

The Emeriti program provides important benefits such as:
• A tax-advantaged way for you to invest and accumulate assets for your future retiree medical expenses.
• A retiree health insurance program for you and your eligible dependents that builds on the foundation of Medicare.
• A tax-free way for you to pay for other qualified out-of-pocket medical expenses in retirement.

A representative from Emeriti and Aetna health insurance will be on campus to provide information about Emeriti and what you need to do to take full advantage of the program. The meetings will cover such topics as why you need to save for retiree health care, the unique tax advantages of the Emeriti Program, and your options available under the program.

For more information about the Emeriti program, please visit:


* Doomsday Halloween Bash on Saturday, October 27

The Resident Students Association present Doomsday Halloween Bash on Saturday, October 27, from 8-11 p.m. in Eykamp 252, Ridgway University Center. It is free and there will be food, music, dancing, and much more! The theme is "2012 End of the World," so come ready to party, for it may be the last time according to the Mayans! For more information check out the information table in Ridgway University Center during lunch or dinner, or send questions to Hope to see you there!

* Free "Electoral Dysfunction" Documentary Screening and Panel Discussion Sunday

After playing to enthusiastic crowds at the 2012 Republican and Democratic National Conventions, the nonpartisan political documentary “Electoral Dysfunction” is coming to the University of Evansville — along with film producer/director/writer David Deschamps and one of the film’s principal subjects, Democrat Mike Marshall from North Vernon, Indiana.

The screening of “Electoral Dysfunction” will begin at 7:00 p.m. Sunday, October 28 in Eykamp Hall, Ridgway University Center. After the film, Deschamps and Marshall will hold a panel discussion moderated by Robert Dion, UE associate professor of political science. The event, presented by UE’s Department of Law, Politics, and Society and the Office of University Relations, is free and open to the public. 

“Electoral Dysfunction” follows political humorist Mo Rocca as he sets out on a road trip to see how voting works — and doesn’t work — in America. He heads to Indiana, home to some of the strictest election laws in the country, and meets Republican Dee Dee Benkie and Democrat Mike Marshall, who take him inside their efforts to get out every vote. As he progresses on his journey, Rocca searches for the Electoral College; investigates the debate over Voter ID and voter fraud; critiques ballot design with Todd Oldham; and explores the case of a former felon who was sentenced to 10 years in prison — for the crime of voting.

“Electoral Dysfunction” was written, produced, and directed by David Deschamps, Leslie D. Farrell, and Bennett Singer, whose collective credits include multiple Emmy, Peabody, and duPont-Columbia awards. The film’s host, Mo Rocca, is a correspondent for “CBS Sunday Morning,” a panelist on NPR’s “Wait, Wait ... Don’t Tell Me!,” and a former correspondent for “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.”


* Disability Ultimate Frisbee on November 2

PTA Club Disability Awareness Committee is hosting disability ultimate frisbee on November 2, from 12-1 p.m. The event will take place in the field right in front of Ridgway University Center. The purpose is to promote Physical Therapy Month (October) and to educate the public about certain disabilities. Teams will be divided into two, the rules will be explained that day, and refs will be provided. Come relieve some stress on a Friday! Email Amber Seymour at if you are interested in participating.

* Retirement Reception for Jan Gunn

The Office of Financial Aid will host a retirement reception for Jan Gunn, Student Loans Specialist, in the lobby of Olmsted Hall on Tuesday, October 30 from 2–4 p.m. Jan has served UE students for over 39 years, beginning in March 1973. Jan received the October 2012 Employee Excellence Award and the annual Staff Excellence Award for the 1996-97 academic year. Jan’s last day will be Wednesday, October 31.  Come wish Jan well as she begins her next season of life! 

* 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

* 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

* 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

* Calling all Military Veteran Faculty, Administration, Staff, and Students!

Veterans Day is coming up and the Office of Veterans Affairs and UE VETS would like to hear from UE faculty, administration, staff, and students who are veterans.  We want to know more about YOU!  Please respond to Cherie Leonhardt at with the your military branch, years of service (i.e. 1972-1975), your MOS, job duties, and locations served.

* What UEL Can Do 4U: Play Index

Are you looking for a play dealing with political campaigns?  Do you need to identify the anthology that includes the play Eurydice by Sarah Ruhl?  Or do you need to discover an adaptation of Anton Chekov’s Cherry Orchard by David Mamet?  Play Index can assist in your search.

Play Index provides citations to approximately 31,000 plays–published individually or in collections–dating from 1949 to the present. Coverage includes one act plays, pageants, plays in verse, radio and television plays, and classic drama.  Over 600 monologues for auditions or course assignments are also included.  This resource identifies the works of contemporary playwrights, including new editions and translations as well as classical dramatists.  Coverage includes descriptive annotations to summarize the plot and indicate musical requirements.  Any links to the full text of plays available on the Web are provided.

Search Play Index today.  Questions or comments please contact Kathy Bartelt ( or Shane White (

* 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.



* Mark Cirino

Assistant Professor of English Mark Cirino has translated an article that will be published in the forthcoming issue of PMLA, the publication of the Modern Language Association of America. Cirino has translated “La Renata di Hemingway sono io” (I Am Hemingway’s Renata) from the original Italian, a 1965 magazine article in which the author, Adriana Ivancich, asserts that she was the inspiration for the main female character in Hemingway’s 1950 novel, Across the River and into the Trees.



* Swimming and Diving Teams Set for Weekend Series

The University of Evansville’s swimming and diving teams look to bounce back this Friday and Saturday after a loss to Southern Illinois two weeks ago.

The men and women’s swimming and diving teams will travel to Miami University (Ohio) on Friday where they will face the RedHawks in a meet starting at 3 p.m. The women’s team is also set to take on Illinois State at 2 p.m. at Wyttenbach Pool inside the Carson Center on Saturday.

On their last outing the Aces were victorious in six different events. Freshman #Abby Smith# impressed by placing first in three events including the 100-yard freestyle. #Caroline Lee# and #Mackenzie Powell# also claimed wins for the women’s team.

Senior #Alex Seward# also was victorious by claiming a first-place win in the men’s 200-yard butterfly with a time of 1:58.66. The men’s team also placed second in the 200-yard medley relay.

After hosting Illinois State, the Aces will continue their season when they host Missouri State on November 2.

* Aces Claim MVC Women's Soccer Championship

 With Illinois State's win over Drake Thursday night in Des Moines, Iowa, the University of Evansville women's soccer team claimed its first Missouri Valley Conference regular-season championship since 2008, finishing 4-1-1 in league play and earning the top seed in next weekend's MVC Tournament in Omaha, Neb.The Purple Aces (5-7-3, 4-1-1 MVC), who were picked last in the preseason MVC Coaches' Poll, finished up their season last Saturday with a 1-0 shutout of Creighton in Omaha.  By winning its final three games of the regular season, UE forced the Bulldogs to post a win in either of its final two games, but Indiana State tied Drake in Terre Haute, Ind. on Saturday, and the Redbirds toppled DU, 2-1, Thursday night, returning a favor from last season, when the Aces defeated Missouri State on the final day of the regular season to give Illinois State the league title in 2011.

Evansville will now await the result of the opening round game Thursday, Oct. 28, between the No. 3 and No. 6 seeded teams in the MVC Tournament.  The winner of that contest will advance to play the Aces in one of two semifinal matches that will be played Friday, Nov. 2 in Omaha.

* Volleyball Travels To Creighton And Drake

The Purple Aces volleyball team embarks on its second-to-last road trip of the season this weekend as they travel to Creighton and Drake. The weekend begins on Friday as UE travels to Omaha to take on Creighton before heading to Des Moines for a tilt against Drake on Saturday.  Both matches will begin at 7 p.m.

Evansville went 1-1 last weekend, sweeping past Missouri State before falling in a 3-1 match to Wichita State on Saturday.  Freshman Emma Roberson took MVC Freshman of the Week honors as she averaged 14 kills per match.  That tally included a career-high of 15 in the win over the Bears.

Ashley Ring also put forth a solid effort, averaging 15 kills over the weekend.  She recorded 17 in the hard-fought match against the Shockers.

Both will look to build on their recent success, beginning at Creighton on Friday.  Evansville has not won in Omaha since taking a 3-2 win over the Bluejays on October 6, 2000.  Creighton is 9-1 in the league and 18-3 overall.  They are tied in the loss column with Northern Iowa, who is 10-1 to sit atop the league.

Creighton is strong defensively as they are No. 1 in the Valley in opponent hitting and blocks.  They are allowing opponents to hit just .139 on the season while they average a league-best 3.13 blocks per set.

Drake is 2-8 in the MVC and 3-18 overall.  Evansville beat them earlier in the season at the Carson Center and last won in Des Moines in 2010.  Sarah Madden of the Bulldogs leads the league with 5.56 digs per set to lead Drake.

Next weekend, the Aces begin a 3-match homestand to wrap up its home slate.  Southern Illinois comes to town on Nov. 2 while Bradley and UNI come in a week later.


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