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Tuesday, November 6, 2012

What's Happening Today

* This Week in Music: A Belated Halloween Treat?

The Department of Music continues its First Tuesday Concert Series this week in Wheeler Concert on Tuesday evening, November 6, at 7:30, with a performance of H. K. Gruber’s Frankenstein!!.  Director of Orchestral Activities Brian St. John will conduct a diverse ensemble comprising Department of Music faculty members and guest artists in a performance of the modernist work, and while it may seem belated, this Frankenstein!! actually has more to do with Election Day than with Halloween.  Assistant Professor of Music History John Jordan will explain that statement further in pre-performance comments on the composer and his work.  The concert is free and open to the public.

Three Department of Music students will present their Senior Recitals in Wheeler Concert Hall on Sunday, November 11.  Soprano Alexandria Wreggelsworth will perform at 1:00, mezzo-soprano Alexandria Smith will perform at 2:30, and saxophonist Caleb Thompson will perform at 4:00.  All student recitals are free and open to the public.


* Plant Sale All This Week in Koch Center

The Bi-Sci and ECO Clubs are having their plant sale this week in Koch Center.  Potted plants grown in the UE biology greenhouse will be available starting at $5.  Plants can be viewed on the 2nd floor of Koch Center in the Biology wing, across from Room 200, all week long.  Support a campus club and get a great addition for your dorm room or garden!


Upcoming Events

* Nov 12-16 is International Education Week

Nov 12-16 is International Education Week! Events include:

Monday’s Study Abroad Fair;

Monday evening’s featured speaker Dan Miller;

Tuesday’s Student Presentations and Jezreel Panel;

Wednesday’s Language lessons and I-House Poetry Reading;

Thursday’s Int’l Internship Panel;

Friday’s International Bazaar.

For a detailed schedule visit   or email

* Veterans Day Service Planned for November 9

Veterans Day Service are planned for November 9 from 11:00a.m.-noon in Eykamp 251, Ridgway University Center

The campus community, alumni, and friends are invited to celebrate this special service.   A light luncheon reception will immediately follow on the second floor of Ridgway University Center.

Alumni Special Guests:

Brigadier General, USAF (Ret) J. Stewart Goodwin
UE Alumnus 1971

Brigadier General, USAF (Ret) J. Stewart Goodwin is the Executive Director of the Indiana War Memorials Commission. The Commission operates two museums, three parks, and 24 acres of monuments, statues, sculptures, and fountains in the heart of downtown Indianapolis, making the state's capital first in acreage and second only to Washington D.C. in number of monuments dedicated to veterans. General Goodwin graduated from the University of Evansville in 1971 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Management and Marketing.  While at UE, he received his officer commission through the Reserve Officers Training Corps.  He went on to earn a master’s degree in Industrial Safety from Central Missouri State University.  During his military career, he served in all three components of the Air Force: Active, Reserve, and Guard involving both operational and support positions such as Intercontinental Ballistic Missile Launch Officer, Chemical Warfare Defense, Air Base Survivability Officer, and Chief of Staff of the Indiana Air National Guard. General Goodwin retired from the US Air Force in 2011 with 37 years of service. His final assignment was as the Assistant Adjutant General for Air and the Commander of the Indiana Air National Guard which consists of approximately 2000 airmen.

Chaplain, Colonel, USAF (Ret) Richard Johnson
UE Alumnus 1969
Chaplain, Colonel, USAF (Ret) Richard Johnson is a 1969 graduate of the University of Evansville with a Bachelor of Arts degree in sociology and pre-theology.  He also holds master’s degrees from Princeton Theological Seminary and Pepperdine University, and a doctorate from Ashland Theological Seminary.  While attending UE, Johnson was active in the Methodist Student Movement, Kappa Chi, intramural cross-country, WEVC, and ROTC.  In 1978, Johnson was commissioned as a Chaplain in the United States Air Force and he served for over 30 years on Active Duty.  Prior to his retirement from the military in 2008, Johnson served as the Command Chaplain for the United States Joint Forces Command in Norfolk, VA. Currently, “Pastor Rick” is a modern day circuit-rider who serves as pastor to both First and Mt. Beulah United Methodist Churches in Munfordville, Kentucky.

* I-House: Guatemala

All members of the campus community are encouraged to attend I-House: Guatemala. Attenders will learn about another culture,  lifestyle, food, and so much more. Bring your friends to enjoy the presentation and complimentary cookies this Wednesday at 7 p.m. on the second floor of Ridgway University Center in the Class of 1959 Gallery

* OSA's Harvest Soup Sale Planned for Wednesday!

Please come and enjoy a Harvest Soup Sale at the Graves Hall front lobby, Wednesday, Nov. 7, open from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. For $5 you receive a big cup of soup, a dessert, and a bottle of water. All proceeds will go to the OSA Scholarship fund. Please come and warm your heart and tummy as you share in the harvest.

* Chili Bowl Sale This Thursday

The Department of Art's annual Chili Bowl Sale will take place from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Thursday, November 8, on the Hyde Hall Lawn. Select a colorful bowl made by UE ceramics students and enjoy chili for lunch. Prices are $5 for students for first bowl, $7 for everyone else for first bowl, and $10 for each additional bowl. For more information, please contact the Department of Art, x2043. 

* TIAA-CREF Counseling

A TIAA CREF representative will be on the UE campus on Tuesday, November 13 and Thursday, November 15 for individual counseling sessions.  To schedule an appointment, call TIAA CREF at 1-800-732-8353 or 317-706-6200.   The sessions are held in the Clifford Rare Books Room of the University Libraries (Room 158).  If you have any questions, call Carol McCraney at extension 2943.

* James MacLeod to Speak at Andiron Lecture on November 7

The next Andiron Lecture is Wednesday, November 7, at 4:00 p.m. in Eykamp 252, Ridgway University Center. A social gathering with beverages begins at 3:45 p.m. The speaker will be Professor of History James MacLeod. His topic will be "To the Greater Glory of God: Religion and Memorialization in 1920s Scotland."

MacLeod holds a PhD from the University of Edinburgh in Scotland. He taught history and British studies at Harlaxton College from 1994-99, and since 1999 he has taught history at UE. In 2003, he was honored with the Exemplary Teacher Award, presented by the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry of The United Methodist Church. He is the author of The Second Disruption: The Free Church in Victorian Scotland and the Origins of the Free Presbyterian Church (Tuckwell Press, 2000) and numerous articles and chapters of books. His research interests are war, war memorials, and religion. His grandfather was a stretcher bearer in World War I.

The First World War killed around 10 million men and helped shape the modern world. The war had a devastating impact on traditional religious belief, especially in formerly pious countries like Scotland.  Through an analysis of around one thousand Scottish war memorials,  mostly erected in the early 1920s, this lecture is a measurement of  the extent to which religion continued to be a force in society.  This involves a discussion of not only location and form, but also iconography and inscriptions, and is one way to assess the real impact war had on traditional religion in Scotland.

For further information, call the series coordinator M. Christine Mohn at 812-488-2585 or the College of Arts and Sciences at 812-488-2589.

* Students in Leadership Invite Everyone to Secrets to Your Wild Success Lecture

Terri Thompson, renowned speaker and entrepreneur, will be speaking on “Secrets to Your WILD Success,” which challenges students to unlock their potential to take the necessary steps to be successful. The event will be on Monday, November 12 at 7 p.m. in the Eykamp 251, Ridgway University Center. There will be sign-up tables for the event in Ridgway Lobby on Monday, November 5 through Wednesday, November 7 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m.  A $5 refundable registration fee will be collected at the sign-up tables.  This event is being sponsored by Students in Leadership. The group invites everyone to come listen to Thompson and take advantage of this mentorship opportunity. If you have any questions please contact Elizabeth Bracewell ( or Tiffani Emery (
Students in Leadership is a leadership organization that allows students to develop their leadership skills both personally and professionally, and provides mentorship opportunities to further students’ career development.


Info You Should Know

* December Graduates

December graduates are reminded that if they still need a cap and gown for graduation they should go to the UE Bookstore as soon as possible. If you're graduating with a Masters degree you must go to the Bookstore immediately so that your garments can be order. Masters regalia is custom made and requires additional time to delivered.  Also there is still time to order graduation announcements if you desire them. Please place your order with the Bookstore as soon as you can.  If you have any questions please contact the Bookstore directly.

* Attention - Students Registered to Vote Locally

Attention - students who are registered to vote locally should know that the closest election center is at Methodist Temple located at 2109 Lincoln Avenue. The polls will be open from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Photo ID is required to vote in the State of Indiana.

* Registrar's Office News

Important dates announced by the Registrar's Office:

Nov. 9 - Fall 2012 - last day to drop a class with a “W” grade at 5:00 p.m.

From now until Dec. 13 - Winter Intersession registration in the Registrar’s Office




* Mohammad K. Azarian

Mohammad K. Azarian, professor of mathematics, had two papers published in the current issue of the Applied Mathematical Sciences.  The title of the first paper is “On Bernoulli’s Differential Equations” and the title of the second paper is” On Exact Differential Equations of First Order with Two Variables.”

* Thanks to Everyone Who Made Homecoming 2012 a Big Success!

The Homecoming Committee would like to thank everyone who helped make Homecoming 2012 a big success.

Here are the winners of the Student Homecoming contests:

60s Game show: 1st Alpha Omicron Pi, 2nd Phi Gamma Delta, 3rd Chi Omega

UE’s Best Dance Crew: 1st Alpha Omicron Pi, 2nd Phi Gama Delta, 3rd Chi Omega

Trick or Eat: 1st Sigma Phi Epsilon, 2nd Resident Students Association, 3rd Chi Omega

Chili Cook-off: 1st Phi Gamma Delta, 2nd Phi Kappa Tau, 3rd Sigma Alpha Epsilon

Fan Fest Booth: 1st Sigma Phi Epsilon, Phi Gamma Delta, Sigma Alpha Epsilon

Banner Contest: 1st Sigma Phi Epsilon, 2nd Delta Omega Zeta, 3rd Chi Omega

Congratulations to Brock Reneer who was voted Homecoming King and Anna Ziemak who was voted the 2012 Homecoming Queen. Other court finalists included Sam Creel, Alex Gregurich, Michael Armanno, Jordan Van Wyk, Brooke Routh and Alicia Lewandowski


* Margaret McMullan

UE Professor Margaret McMullan delivered the Keynote address at the Southern Indiana Writer’s Conference Saturday, November 3 in Vincennes, Indiana. She also spoke at the Mississippi Library Association annual convention in Natchez, Mississippi on October 25. Her novel Sources of Light won the state’s 2012 Special Book Award. McMullan will read from new work at Indiana State University in Terre Haute, Tuesday, November 6, and at the Bard's Town Inn in Louisville, Kentucky on December 14. McMullan is the National Author Winner of the 2011 Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana Authors Award and the Melvin M. Peterson Endowed Chair in Literature and Writing at the University of Evansville.

* Harlaxton College Receives Recognition as Part of English Heritage Angel Awards Program

Harlaxton College and Skillington Workshop Ltd have received recognition as part of the English Heritage "Angel Awards" programme, recognizing the "time, effort, and determination" shown in rescuing the "Baroque Lion Terrace."In a national competition co-funded by English Heritage and The Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation, restoration projects around Britain are judged and awarded prizes.

The certificate reads, "Heroic rescue projects like this make an important contribution to local and national history, to the life of the local community and to the vital task of securing England's rich and varied heritage for present and future generations."

Andrew Lloyd Webber and Simon Thurley, Chief Executive of English Heritage, signed the citation.

Our appreciation and congratulations to our College Team who led this project:  Suzanne Kingsley, Chris Meadows, and Ian Welsh.


* Catherine Fraley

Congratulations to Catherine Fraley, instructor of French, who was named the collegiate-level Teacher of the Year for 2012 by the Indiana chapter of the American Association of Teachers of French. The award was presented Saturday, November 3, during the Indiana Foreign Language Teachers Association conference in Indianapolis. (Pictured: Jessica Sturm, president of the Indiana chapter of the AATF, hands Cathy her plaque and a certificate.)



* Aces Open MVC Tournament Play Wednesday

After just falling just short of its first-ever Missouri Valley Conference regular-season championship Saturday night, the University of Evansville men’s soccer team will have three days to regroup for the MVC Tournament.  The Purple Aces will play No. 5 seed Drake in one of two quarterfinal matches Wednesday afternoon at 3 p.m. in Peoria, Ill.

Evansville (9-7-1) dropped a 2-1 decision to MVC regular-season champion No. 16 Creighton Saturday evening at Arad McCutchan Stadium and fell all the way to the No. 4 seed after Bradley and Central Arkansas played to the tie the same night.  Freshman Mark Anthony Gonzalez scored the lone goal for UE and led the team with three shots.  The Aces held their own against the Bluejays, but CU got the game-winner from Brent Kallman in the 44th minute, when he headed in a corner kick service from Jose Ribas, and the Creighton defense held Evansville without a goal in the second half.

The Purple Aces have outscored their opponents, 24-23, on the season, but have given up six goals in their last three matches, while scoring just three.  UE surrendered a pair of goals at then-No. 16 Indiana, at Drake and to No. 16 Creighton on its home pitch Saturday.  In league play, Evansville allowed six goals in six matches with four of them coming in its final two conference tilts.

Freshman Faik Hajderovic leads the Aces’ offensively with 15 points on five goals and five assists.  Gonzalez has tallied 11 points on five goals and an assist, while senior Jesse Sharp is third on the squad with eight points, scoring three goals and dishing out a pair of helpers.  In goal, sophomore goalkeeper Eric Teppen takes a 1.35 goals against average, 67 saves and five shutouts into Wednesday’s quarterfinal matchup.  In Valley matches, Teppen posted a 0.98 goals against average, turned away 21 shots and earned three clean sheets.

Drake (5-10-4) finished its regular-season with a 1-0 win over Missouri State Friday night in Springfield, Mo.  Nick Marshall netted the only goal of the contest in the 78th minute and secured the No. 5 seed for the Bulldogs for the MVC Tournament.  DU has been outscored, 33-19, this season and is allowing opponents to take 16.5 shots per game, nearly six more than Drake’s 10.6 shots per game average.  In Valley matches, the Bulldogs have scored seven goals and allowed the same en route to a 2-2-2 conference record. 

Michael Thaden leads Drake with 14 points on a team-high six goals and two assists.  Addison Eck is second on the team with five goals and a team-leading three assists for 13 points.  Rich Gallagher has played all but 19:35 between the posts for the Bulldogs and brings a 1.62 goals against average, 107 saves and four shutouts into Wednesday’s contest.

Evansville is 5-12-2 all-time in its 19 previous MVC Tournament matches and is winless against Drake in three previous meetings in the MVC Tournament.  The Bulldogs defeated the Aces in 2009 (2-1), 2006 (2-0) and 1997 (2-0).  In this year’s regular-season meeting Drake and Evansville played to a 2-2 tie on Oct. 27 in Des Moines, Iowa.  In the all-time series, the Bulldogs hold a 12-10-2 advantage over the Aces.

* Bobblehead Ticket Promotion - Coach Marty Simmons Featured on Bobblehead

In conjunction with the Aces participation in the upcoming Coaches vs. Cancer Classic, the University of Evansville Athletics Department has announced a Marty Simmons bobblehead promotion.

Fans can relive the days when Coach Simmons wore the #50 for the Aces by purchasing a Coaches vs. Cancer ticket package and receiving a free bobblehead.  Evansville will play host to Buffalo, Yale and Western Illinois in consecutive days from November 15-17.

Ticket packages are just $30 and include all six games in the Coaches vs. Cancer Classic, including three contests featuring the Purple Aces. 

This promotion is only available through purchasing the ticket package in person at the Carson Center ticket office.  The offer is good while supplies last and begins on Tuesday when the ticket office opens at 8:30 a.m.  For more information, please call 812-488-ACES.

* Coach Mike Jacobs Featured on

For the second time this season, the University of Evansville men’s soccer team was featured on one of college soccer’s premier news outlets,

The website will be running a feature on the program at a later date, but while reporter Robert Ziegler was on hand for Saturday night’s game between the Purple Aces and Creighton, he sat down for a quick interview with UE head coach Mike Jacobs.

Be sure to click on the following link to get a glimpse inside the building of the Evansville men’s soccer program.


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