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Tuesday, October 30, 2012

* Photographer on Campus

The Office of Admission will have a photographer on campus for a photo shoot Monday, October 29, and Tuesday, October 30. UE students and faculty have always been very cooperative and accommodating during previous shoots. As a result, many great photos have been taken for UE publications. Kim McDonald will try to notify faculty in advance if photos will be taken in a particular class; however, weather often can force the shoot inside, and it is possible that last minute requests will be made. If faculty members know that they will be giving a test or do not wish to be bothered either of these days, please inform Kim McDonald at ext. 2683 and the classroom will be avoided.

* Homecoming 2012 Reunion Weekend

Homecoming 2012 Reunion Weekend November 2 -4:  Welcome Alumni!
Alumni will be on campus this weekend for Homecoming 2012 Reunion Weekend.  Over 400 individual alums from as far away as California, Washington and New York are expected.  Education alumni will celebrate the 140th anniversary of UE’s Education Department and Phi Mu Fraternity for women mark 60 years at UE.  Faculty, staff and students are welcome to participate in events.  View the full schedule of events at

5th Annual Homecoming Alumni Speaker:  Dr. Guy Banta ’73 on Aerospace Medicine
Dr. Guy Banta '73 returns to his alma mater to deliver the Fifth Annual Homecoming Alumni speech on Saturday, November 3, at 10:00 a.m. in Eykamp 252, Ridgway Center during Homecoming 2012 Reunion Weekend.

His topic is Aerospace Medicine: Science and History. He will explore the development of the science and its future direction (i.e. commercial space flight). Dr. Banta is specialized in Aerospace Medicine and Human Performance, is a fellow of the Aerospace Medical Association and is an Elected Member of the International Academy of Aviation and Space Medicine.  Find out more at

This event is open to the public and students, faculty and staff are encouraged to attend.

2nd Annual Ace Fan Fest scheduled for Homecoming 2012 Reunion Weekend
Students, faculty and staff are invited to help celebrate the start of the basketball season at the Aces Fan Fest Saturday, November 3, in between the women’s (noon game time) and men’s (4:05 p.m. game time) exhibition games.  The Fan Fest features live music, chili cook off and other good food, Aces Best Dance Crew, and more fun activities.  It runs from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. Look for a large tent outside of the Ford Center near D-Patrick.  Bring your family and join in the fun. 

* 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

* Coca-Cola Recycle Vehicle at UE Today!

The Coca-Cola Recycling Education Vehicle (REV) is here at UE today, Tuesday, October 30, from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. on the Hale Hall basketball court.  The REV is a self-contained vehicle, equipped with video screens, interactive displays, and games all designed to educate consumers about the benefits of recycling.  Coca-Cola’s three REVs travel more than 120,000 miles a year, visiting more than 200 events and venues across North America.  For additional information, go to

Come and check out the REV!

* Engineering Students - RSVP Today for Engineering Speed Networking Event

Attention all engineering students, RSVP in JobLink by November 5 to attend the second-annual Engineering Speed Networking Event. The event will be held Wednesday, November 7, from 6 – 8:30 p.m. in Eykamp Hall, Ridgway University Center. Get face-to-face with employers interested in you! Space is limited, so RSVP today under JobLink’s Events tab (Workshops) where you can also see a list of registered employers.

* This Week in Music - Orchestra, Opera, Jazz, and Oboes

The Department of Music’s Schmidt Opera Series will present Gilbert and Sullivan’s Trial by Jury in Wheeler Concert Hall this Friday and Saturday evening, November 2 and 3, at 7:30.  Described by its creators as a “dramatic cantata,” the comic operetta focuses on a breach of promise law suit between a young woman and man and the trial judge’s rather unusual solution to the situation.  Associate Professor of Voice and Opera Jon Truitt will conduct the performances, and pianist Kristin Jones will provide accompaniment.  The performances are made possible by the Schmidt Opera Series.  Admission for the general public is $5; UE students will be admitted without charge.

The UE Jazz Ensemble I and the Jazz Guest Artists Series join forces this Sunday as the Ensemble performs with guest vocalist Kathy Kosins.  Kosins is an ASCAP award-winning vocalist “who has won the hearts of critics and fans around the globe with her eclectic musical palette that expands the rich history of jazz.”  Professor of Trumpet and Jazz Studies Timothy J. Zifer will lead the performance, which will occur in Eykamp Hall in the Ridgway Center on Sunday afternoon, November 4, at 2:00.  The concert is free and open to the public.

This Saturday, November 3, is Oboe Day at UE.  Consortium Instructor of Oboe Dr. Elizabeth Robertson coordinated the event, which will begin with a recital by four of Dr. Robertson’s high school-aged students in Wheeler Concert Hall at 10:00 a.m.  Repertory will include works by Handel, Mozart, Beethoven, and Saint- Saëns.  The afternoon session will begin at 1:30 and will feature Baroque oboe specialist Sung Lee.  Lee will present a recital accompanied by Janelle Davis.  Following the recital, Lee will offer a presentation and discussion on various Baroque wind instruments and reeds followed by a master class on Baroque style and ornamentation.

* Men's Club Soccer Open Pick-Up Games Set for Today

Men's Club Soccer is having open pick-up games on North Field on Wednesday, October 31 from 8:30–10:00 p.m. on both nights. Any full time male students interested in playing club soccer next spring are 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:


* 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


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's discussion will be about the choice of Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden and how the consequences of their choice have echoed down through the ages. Anyone is welcome to attend and you can contact: Alexandra Statham ( for more details.

* "Read All About It" in Koch Atrium on Friday - Everyone Invited!

Everyone is invited to the Koch Center Atrium on Friday, November 2 from 3-4 p.m. to "Read All About It!" The Natural Science and Math departments invite you to come and view the poster presentation of research projects from this past summer.  Te poster presentations will be on display at the Koch Center Atrium-lower level.

* Want to Know More about Political Forces on Education Today?

On Thursday, November 1, the ISEA is sponsoring “Politics in Education” forum at 6:00 p.m. in Graves Hall 100.  The group has lined up four outstanding speakers for this important and timely evening:
President Thomas Kazee
Assistant Professor of Education Matthew Knoester
Theresa Meredith from the  Indiana State Teachers Association
Keith Gambill from the Evansville Teachers Association

These notable educators will be speaking on the different roles of politics in education at all levels and the importance of issues in the upcoming election to teachers and students alike.  

* National Comedy Tour "Operation Comedy" Coming to UE

The National Comedy Tour “Operation Comedy” is coming to UE. The show, sponsored by the UE VETS student organization, will begin at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, November 1 in Eykamp Hall, Ridgway University Center. Tickets will be available at the door and cost $7 for the public and $5 for veterans, current service members, and students. Advance ticket and t-shirt sales will be October 29, 30, and 31 between 11:00 a.m. -2:00 p.m. and 4:00-7:00 p.m. outside the dining hall in Ridgway University Center.

Operation Comedy’s mission is to bring together troops and their communities for a night of education, recognition, and laughter. Operation Comedy shows feature a lineup of nationally headlining comedians, led by Jon Stites, founder of Operation Comedy and a U.S. Army infantry veteran who has been featured on “The Bob & Tom Show” and writes for National Lampoon.

The show at the University of Evansville will also feature Troy Davis, who has performed in more than 200 cities and been featured on “The Bob & Tom Show,” and Todd McComas, a U.S. Marine Corps veteran who has appeared on Comcast Cable comedy programs.

Proceeds from ticket and t-shirt sales will be donated to the Evansville Vet Center with a portion also going to UE VETS, the student organization for veterans, current service members, and their families. The Vet Center provides readjustment counseling and services to veterans and their families in the Evansville community.

UE VETS wishes to thank the following local sponsors of Operation Comedy: Veterans Helping Indiana Veterans, Inc.; Woods and Woods, LLP; Graphics Factory, and Rolling Thunder.

For more information, please visit Operation Comedy’s website.


Info You Should Know

* Intramural Volleyball Registration Closes Today

Intramural Volleyball registration closes Tuesday, October 30 at 11:55 p.m.  You can sign your team up at  We are offering multiple leagues for CoRec, Women, and Men.  If you have any questions, please contact Rob Latva at

* Sodexo Customer Satisfaction Survey

A Sodexo Customer Satisfaction Survey will be available until November 14! Now is your chance to talk to us about your experiences dining on campus. Please follow the link below to take a brief customer satisfaction survey. All members of campus are welcome to participate. If you have any questions about the survey, please contact Lindsey Mitchell at

Access the survey at

* Faculty - Spring 2013 Term Adoptions Now Due at Bookstore

Faculty are reminded that adoptions for the Spring 2013 term on now due in the UE Bookstore.  If you have any questions please contact the Bookstore as soon as possible.

* 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.



* Birth Announcement - Annamaria Teoh-Malfatti

Congratulations to Celia Teoh, University registrar, and her husband Dennis Malfatti, associate professor of music and director of Choral Activities, on the birth of a daughter on Sunday, October 28. The new baby's name is Annamaria Teoh-Malfatti.  She weighed eight pounds and 14 ounces. Mother and daughter are doing fine. 



* William Baer

Professor of Creative Writing William Baer’s award-winning play, Three Generations of Imbeciles, will begin a seven-night full-performance run at Cuyahoga College in Cleveland, Ohio, this weekend under the direction of Robert Ellis.  Professor Baer also has a short story, “Times Square,” forthcoming in the next issue of Trajectory, and a seven-poem sequence, The Bad Girl Sonnets, forthcoming in the next issue of The Connecticut Review.



* Doyle Leads Women's Golf In First Round

Sophomore Cathy Doyle carded a 77 in the opening round of the Charles Braun Jr. Intercollegiate as the Purple Aces women’s golf team stands in sixth place entering Tuesday’s second and final round.Play began roughly an hour late at 11 a.m. CT due to frost on the course.  The squads are set to be on that same schedule on Tuesday at Quail Crossing Golf Club.

Doyle is tied for sixth place overall with her opening round effort.  Three shots behind her in a tie for 18th place was freshman Paige Crafton.  Crafton recorded an 80 to open up play.

Standing third on the UE leaderboard was Sydney Skiles, who posted an 84 on Monday.  She was followed by Dana Hayden’s score of 85 and Kelly Lamarche, who tallied a 93.  Rachel Marchi played as an individual and scored a 108.

Southern Illinois enters the final round of play with a six shot lead over Indiana State and Northern Iowa.  The Salukis finished up with a 308 while the Sycamores and Panthers tallied a 314.  Eastern Kentucky sits in fourth place (320) while Butler is fifth with a 325.  The Aces posted a 326 to enter Tuesday in sixth place.

Leading the way on the individual side was Isabella Lambert of Butler.  She registered a 72 in the first round to enter the final day with a three shot lead.  Shaina Rennegarbe (SIU) and Alex Zenor (UNI) are tied for second as they each shot a 75.

Tuesday’s final day of play will consist of 18 holes beginning at 11 a.m.


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