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Wednesday, November 7, 2012

* Help SAB Win A Thousand Bucks!

Toyota Visitors Center is having a College Facebook Competition – the winner gets $1,000 for their University Student Activities board & personal pride. Can you help us win this?

1. Go to the site:

2. Like their Facebook page & post "University of Evansville"

3. Reminder - you can only vote once for your college. Voting Ends Nov. 15.

We are currently ahead of USI and Oakland City, but let’s build the lead. Thanks & Go Aces!

* Coming Up Sunday: Patricia H. Snyder Concert and Lecture Series Event

The next event in UE's Patricia H. Snyder Concert & Lecture Series features archaeologist David Ilan who will discuss "Recent Archaeological Discoveries in Israel and Why They Matter."  The lecture is free and open to the public at 2:00 p.m. this Sunday, November 11 at Temple Adath B'nai Israel, 8440 Newburgh Road in Evansville. 

Dr. Ilan is the director of the Nelson Glueck School of Biblical Archaeology at Hebrew Union College in Jerusalem. 

A native of Los Angeles, Ilan has lived in Israel since 1976. His work focuses on the land of Israel and the world of the Bible. His publications deal with a wide range of subjects, including northern Israel in the early Iron Age (the biblical period of the Judges), the archaeology of death, and the problem of antiquities plunder and trade.

One of his most recent publications is a chapter in the volume Household Archaeology in Ancient Israel and Beyond (Brill, 2011), co-edited by Jennie Ebeling, chair of the UE Department of Archaeology and Art History.

Made possible through an endowment from the late Patricia H. Snyder, trustee and longtime friend of the University of Evansville, the Patricia H. Snyder Concert & Lecture Series was created in 1997 to bring speakers or performers of national or international renown to Evansville at no cost to the public. The concerts and lectures in this series span a wide variety of topics, and are aimed at both the Evansville and campus communities. Events are free and open to the public.

Dr. Ilan’s lecture is presented in partnership with Temple Adath B’Nai Israel, with additional support from the Bronstein Foundation, Casino Aztar, and the Evansville Courier & Press.


What's Happening Today

* Libraries' Current Displays Honor Veterans and Spotlight International Education

Come learn more about our servicemen and women from a beautiful display of research compiled by Elizabeth Bostelman and put together by the UE VETS with respect to Veterans Day featured in UE Libraries. The Veterans Day Service for the UE campus community will be held Friday, November 9 in Ridgway University Center.

Coinciding is the 6th annual International Education Week at UE with speakers and events beginning November 12–16, and the libraries is proud to spotlight a display showcasing the week’s schedule, colorful paper cranes for peace, and study abroad information.

Spring 2013 reservations are open to the campus community for a display case to showcase your organization’s events next semester.  Contact Laura Summers at the Circulation Desk, via email (, or phone (812-488-1062), for more information.


* Catholic Mass in Neu Chapel Tonight

Father Dusty Burns, pastor of Holy Spirit Catholic Church, will preside at Mass tonight at 9:30 p.m. in Neu Chapel. Students will lead the Rosary and Confessions will be heard at about 9:00 p.m. Everyone is welcome for this quiet, candle-lit midweek liturgy. Contact Newman Center director Mike Roesch at with any questions.

* 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.

* 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.

* 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

* Dan Miller to Speak on November 12 during International Education Week

Join us on Monday, November 12 as we celebrate International Education Week with this year’s featured speaker Dan Miller.  Mr. Miller, Executive Director of the Institute for Global Enterprise in Indiana at UE, has had a long and storied career in international business, serving at the executive level in companies such as Kimball International, International Knife and Saw, and Whirlpool Corporation.  His presentation “Experiences from My Global Career:  Perspectives on Lessons Learned” begins at 7:00 p.m. in Smythe Lecture Hall (Room 170), Schroeder Family School of Business Administration Building.  A reception will follow in the Bernhardt Atrium. This event is free and open to the public.  Contact for more information.  For a detailed schedule of IEW events, visit or email


* International Education Week Events for Monday, November 12

A Study Abroad Fair and a featured speaker are planned for Monday, November 12 as part of International Education Week.

The Study Abroad Fair will be in the Bernhardt Atrium of the Schroeder Family School of Business Administration Building from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Learn all about opportunities to “engage the world” through study, research, internships abroad. Speak with faculty leading programs abroad and students who’ve studied or carried out research at with UE programs, at Harlaxton College, and at affiliated partner sites. Pick up an application, schedule an appointment, win valuable prizes.

Then at 7 p.m. on Monday, Dan Miller, Executive Director of the Institute for Global Enterprise in Indiana, will present “Experiences from My Global Career: Perspectives on Lessons Learned.” His lecture will be in Smythe Lecture Hall, (Room 170),  Schroeder Family School of Business Administration Building.

For more information about these and other International Education Week events, 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.

* 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. 

* It's Time for the International Bazaar!

The International Club would like to invite everyone to its 26th Annual International Bazaar. Come and sample food from around the world. There will be dishes from the United Kingdom, Africa, Pakistan, India, China, Saudi Arabia, Japan, Latin America, South Korea, Myanmar, Spain, Bolivia and Brazil! So come to Eykamp Hall in Ridgway University Center on Friday, November 16, from 4:30-8:30 p.m. and enjoy all the delicious food. You will also see the variety of dances and performances those countries have to offer. Tickets are $7 for students, $10 general admission and children (under 8) get in for free! Proceeds go to UNICEF. Check out our YouTube video! "Join the peace crane" at

* 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.

* 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


Info You Should Know

* Holiday Volunteer Opportunities

The Office of Community Service Initiatives is once again coordinating the Adopt-a-Family program through the Evansville Rescue Mission to assist low income families in providing a Christmas for their children. If you, your friends or organization are interested in Adopting a Family, please email the CSI staff at by November 16 so you can shop for your family over Thanksgiving Break. Items will be due back to CSI by December 3. More information will be provided after you sign up.

Salvation Army Bell Ringing
On December 1 from 10 am to 8 pm at the Schnuck’s on South Green River Rd. and Washington Ave., UE will be participating in the Salvation Army Bell Ringing Campaign. If you are interested, please sign up for a minimum of one hour slot. We will try to have someone at each entrance of the Schnuck’s. Here is the link to sign-up yourself, your family, or a group.

AIDS Holiday Project
We are looking for Volunteers for Friday, November 30th to wrap gifts at Barnes and Noble on South Green River Rd. for donation for the AIDS Holiday Project, benefiting Tri-State Alliance Christmas Project. The times are from 9am to 10pm and we ask that you sign up for a minimum of a 1 hour slot. To sign up for the AIDS Holiday Project please go to:

* What UEL Can Do 4U: Oxford Reference Online

After surviving this presidential campaign, are you curious about voter fraud in the U.S.?  Or would you like to remind yourself of Lincoln’s quote about escaping history?  Use Oxford Reference Online to retrieve answers to both of these questions.

Oxford Reference Online, created and maintained by the University of Oxford, provides over 2 million entries, many of which are illustrated, into a single cross-searchable resource covering 25 different subject areas.  These areas include archaeology, history, linguistics, media studies, medicine, philosophy, quotations, science and technology.  The resource consists of two collections, Oxford Quick Reference and Oxford Reference Library, that are fully integrated and cross-searchable.

Oxford Quick Reference, a collection of over 125 core academic subject, language, and quotations dictionaries, delivers fact checking or information about a concept, person, or term.  The Oxford Reference Library, composed of Oxford’s Encyclopedias and Companions, provides in-depth articles and essays on terms, concepts, and people.
You can browse the entire database, a particular subject area, or a specific book. Integrated tools for social bookmarking, email, and citation export are available.  Personalization features allow you to save a search, a favorite book, or an entry for future use.

Questions or comments?  Contact Kathy Bartelt ( or Shane White (

* 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.

* Winter Intersession Courses

Registration for Winter Intersession courses is now underway. The online courses offered during winter break run December 13 to January 4. Take advantage of this opportunity to lighten your spring course schedule, complete missing requirements, and earn the credits you need for graduation. Go to for more information.

The following courses are offered:
Larmann ART 105 Introduction to Visual Arts
Thomlison COMM 380 Intercultural Communication
Newhouse-Bailey EXSS 201 Introduction to Sport Management
Rodd EXSS 320 Nutrition for Performance and Health
Alhenawi FIN 280 Personal Finance and Wealth Management
Rosen/Rawski MGT 280 LinkedIn and Social Networking: #Land Your Career
Fraering MKT 380 Services Marketing
Kim PSCI 100 World Politics
Stevenson PSYC 229 Social Psychology
Plikuhn SOC 105 Introduction to Sociology

* 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




* UE ACM Programming Teams

Congratulations to UE Computer Science majors Mason Blankenship, Kyle Singer, Allison Deford, Melanie Conn, McIntyre Watts, and Dustan Zenthoefer. They competed in the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) regional programming contest on Saturday, November 3, at Murray State University. They competed as two teams representing UE against 151 teams. The annual programming contest pits teams of three university students against eight complex problems with a five-hour deadline. Huddled around a single computer, competitors race against the clock to rank the difficulty of the problems, deduce the requirements, design test beds, and build software systems that solve the problems.

Team Deford, Blankenship, and Singer placed 2nd at the site and 30th regionally with team Conn, Watts, and Zenthoefer placing 3rd at the site and 34th overall.

* Mike Zimmer

Mike Zimmer. Guthrie may Endowed Chair in Business,recently delivered the keynote address to the Annual Conference of the Missouri Valley Economic Association, held in Memphis, TN. The talk was entitled "Antecedents to Spouse Selection: An Application of Back to the Future Sampling".


* 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.”



* UE Partners with Deaconess to Give Back During Coaches vs. Cancer Classic

To coincide with the Coaches vs. Cancer Classic, the University of Evansville athletics department has partnered with Deaconess to support three cancer affiliated charities in the Evansville community. Deaconess will provide donations during each of the Purple Aces’ men’s basketball games during the event that will take place Nov. 15-17.

At each of Evansville’s three Coaches vs. Cancer Classic games, Deaconess will provide a designated charity with $1 for each ticket scanned at the Ford Center.  Donations will be provided to the American Cancer Society for Thursday’s game vs. Buffalo, TOUCH Inc. for Friday’s game vs. Yale and Gilda’s Club Evansville for Saturday’s game vs. Western Illinois.

Discounted tickets for each game can be purchased from Thursday, Nov. 8 at 8:30 a.m. through Wednesday, Nov. 14 at 5 p.m. at the Carson Center ticket office.  Fans can receive the discounted tickets by mentioning their support for one of the three organizations that will be receiving donations.  Select lower bowl tickets will be $8 for adults and $5 for youth (17 and under); upper bowl seating will be $5.  Additional three-day ticket package information for the Coaches vs. Cancer Classic event is available at the Carson Center ticket office.

In addition to the donations that will be made to the three charities, Deaconess will be providing t-shirts to 500 fans for each of UE’s three Coaches vs. Cancer Classic games.  Donations for the shirts will be accepted, with all proceeds going to the benefiting charities.

For more ticket information please visit the Carson Center ticket office or call 812-488-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.


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