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Thursday, November 8, 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

* Creative Writing Coffee Hour Set for Today at 4 PM

The Creative Writing Coffee Hour on Thursday, November 8 will feature poet Matthew Graham. The event is set for 4 p.m. in the Melvin Peterson Gallery

Graham has published three collections of poetry: A World Without End, New World Architecture, and 1946. His poems have been published in many journals, including Indiana Review, Crazyhorse, Missouri Review, Kansas Quarterly, The Antioch Review, Crab Orchard Review, and Harvard Magazine.

A graduate of the Johns Hopkins Writing Seminars and the Iowa Writers Workshop, he has been the recipient of an
Academy of American Poets Award, a Pushcart Prize, and a fellowship from the Vermont Arts Studio.

The cofounder of the RopeWalk Writers Retreat, Graham is the director of creative writing and professor of English at the University of Southern Indiana, as well as editor of the Southern Indiana Review.

* 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.


* 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.

* Professor Luciano Floridi to Speak at Crick Lecture on November 12

The next Crick Lecture in the Cognitive and Neural Sciences is set for November 12, 4:00 p.m. in Room 100, Koch Center. The speaker will be Dr. Luciano Floridi, professor of Philosophy at the University of Hertfordshire, Research Chair in Philosophy of Information and the UNESCO Chair of Information and Computer Ethics. The Varieties of Complexity will be his topic

Floridi’s lecture is divided into three parts:  i.) a simple introduction to four well-known senses in which different scientific fields speak of complexity, namely state complexity, Kolmogorov complexity,computational complexity, and programming complexity and an intuitive way in which they can be linked in a conceptual, unified view; ii.) the outline of a new concept of complexity, to be labelled coordination complexity, which completes the unified view; and iii.)  the argument that “big” problems may be problems with maximum degree of coordination complexity, which require the mobilisation of the whole system to be tackled.

* Is It Time for Your Annual Mammogram?

The St. Mary’s Mobile Mammography Unit will be at the University of Evansville on Friday, November 16, from 8:00 a.m.– noon.  The unit will be parked in Lot A outside of the Crayton E and Ellen Mann Health Center.

Mobile Digital Mammography is designed to provide a very convenient means for today’s busy woman to complete routine testing. The screening will utilize digital mammography technology, the most advanced mammography imaging available.

To qualify, it must be one year and one day since your last mammogram.

Please bring your insurance card for billing purposes.  Appointments can be made by calling St. Mary’s Breast Center at 812-485-4437.



Info You Should Know

* USPS Closed on Monday, November 12, Veteran's Day

This is a reminder that the United States Postal Service (U.S.P.S.) is closed on Veteran’s Day, Monday, November 12,.  Please note due to ongoing USPS changes, UE will not be able to pick up mail from U.S.P.S. on Monday, since the Post Office will be completely closed.  Any mail picked up from UE areas by Mail Services on Monday, November 12, will be metered and mailed on the afternoon of Tuesday, November 12.  For mailing questions, contact Mail Services at extension 2197.

* Military Honor Wall

Do you have a current or past military person you would like to honor? The College of Education and Health Sciences, located in Graves Hall, invites you to add pictures of your special serviceman or woman to the Military Honor Wall. Submit photographs and information to Tana Chapman in Room 233, Graves Hall, as soon as possible to be included in this opportunity for the University of Evansville family to honor those who have served our nation.

All members of the University of Evansville community – faculty, staff, and students - are invited to contribute to this endeavor!

* 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 (

* 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




* Student Presentations

Two seniors Mason Blankenship (cognitive science  & computer science) and Christopher Harrison (cognitive science & philosophy) presented a paper, "Demonstrating the Incompatibility of Leibniz's Free Will with his Deterministic Universe," at the Steven Humphrey Student Philosophy Colloquium this past Friday, November 2, at the University of Louisville. Their paper attempted to show how Leibniz's doctrine of free will was incompatible with his calculus thereby suggesting that there are mathematical constraints that can limit philosophical answers to classical problems. The joint paper emerged out of their course paper for Philosophy 221, Early Modern Philosophy.

Senior Drew Reisinger (mathematics & cognitive science) gave a presentation titled "An Abstract Encoding of Surfaces Tiled by Parallelograms" at the Fall Meeting of the Indiana Section of the Mathematical Association of America on Saturday, October 27th, at Butler University. The presentation described a concise representation of the combinatorics of parallelogram tilings in the plane and in space and demonstrated how computational methods can manipulate and visualize this representation. The encoding is the result of a joint project for the 2012 Indiana University REU program in Mathematics with IU undergraduate Kyla Baldwin and mathematics professor Matthias Weber.

* 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".




* Women's Basketball Opens Season at Ball State, Illinois

 The University of Evansville women’s basketball team will open its 2012-13 campaign with a pair of road games at Ball State and Illinois.  The Purple Aces will take on the Cardinals in Muncie, Ind., Friday at 7 p.m., before heading to Champaign, Ill., for a 2 p.m. game Sunday with the Fighting Illini.

Evansville (0-0) got off to a slow start in its lone exhibition game last Saturday against Southern Indiana, but settled in late in the first half, before pulling away in the second stanza for a 65-47 victory.  Senior Taylor Ware led UE with 15 points and seven rebounds, while fellow senior Meagan Collins also scored in double figures with 13 points.  Senior Samantha Heck grabbed a game-high 15 rebounds and narrowly missed a double-double by scoring nine points.

The Purple Aces return eight letterwinners and three starters from last year’s squad that finished 5-25 overall and 2-16 in the Missouri Valley Conference.  In addition to the three seniors in Collins, Heck and Ware, redshirt sophomore Khristian Hart and freshman Laura Friday completed the starting five for UE against USI.  Hart finished with nine points in 29 minutes of action and Friday pulled down four rebounds, pitched in three points and dished out a pair of assists.

Ball State (0-0) returns six letterwinners, including all five starters from a team that finished 9-21 overall and 4-12 in the Mid-American Conference a year ago.  The Cardinals routed Oakland City, 88-26, in their lone exhibition contest and welcome Evansville to John Worthen Arena for its home opener. 

Brittany Carter returns as BSU’s leader scorer at 8.8 points per game, while Jazmin Hitchens is back as the leading rebounder (3.8) and shot blocker (0.8) for Ball State.  Brandy Woody paced the Cardinals in their preseason win over the Lady Oaks with 16 points and 12 rebounds.  BSU will have a new face on the bench this season, as first-year head coach Brady Sallee takes over the Ball State program after spending the last eight seasons at Eastern Illinois.

Illinois (0-0) will open its season Sunday against the Purple Aces, after going 2-0 in exhibition play, routing Marian (Ind.), 89-37, and Concordia (Ill.), 120-29.  The Fighting Illini return eight letterwinners and four starters from last year’s team that finished 11-19 overall and 5-11 in the Big Ten Conference.  Like Ball State, Illinois will have a new face on the bench this season, as Matt Bollant enters his first year with the Fighting Illini.  Bollant had a stellar five-year stint at Green Bay, guiding the Phoenix to a 148-19 record and a 85-5 mark in the Horizon League.

Two-time All-Big Ten selection Karisma Penn is Illinois’ top returner, as the senior forward averaged 13.4 points, 7.3 rebounds and 2.1 blocks per contest as a junior.  Kersten Magrum also averaged in double figures for the Fighting Illini, tossing in 11.4 points and grabbing 5.7 boards per game in 2011-12.  Penn paced Illinois with 24 points and 16 rebounds in its win over Marian and seven players scored in double figures in the win over Concordia, as Taylor Tuck led the Illini with 20 points.

Friday will mark the 12th meeting between Ball State and Evansville, with the Cardinals holding a slim, 6-5, advantage in the all-time series.  Last season, BSU defeated UE, 55-50, in the first regular-season women’s basketball game at the brand new Ford Center.

Sunday will mark the first-ever meeting between Illinois and Evansville and is the first of three Big Ten opponents the Purple Aces are scheduled to play this season.

Following the two-game road trip, the Aces will return to the Ford Center for their home opener Saturday, Nov. 17 at 1 p.m., when they host San Jose State.

* Late Goal Sends Drake Past Evansville in MVC Quarterfinals

The University of Evansville men’s soccer team saw its season come to a heartbreaking end, as Drake scored the game-winning goal with less than 25 seconds remaining in regulation to beat the Purple Aces, 2-1, in the quarterfinals of the Missouri Valley Conference Tournament Wednesday afternoon in Peoria, Ill.

After Drake (6-10-4) held off a late shot barrage from Evansville (9-8-1), the Bulldogs mounted a counter attack that led to the eventual game-winning goal.  With the clock winding down, DU’s Eric Williams took a pass from Michael Thaden and dribbled through the UE defense, before blasting a shot into upper, left corner of the frame from the top of the box with 24.7 seconds remaining.

The Purple Aces got on the scoreboard first in the 17th minute on a goal by Joel Craig.  Craig bent a shot from the right corner of the 18-yard box into the top, left corner of the goal, beating Drake goalkeeper Rich Gallagher for his second tally of the season.


Evansville’s lead was short lived, as Drake tied the match at 1-1 in the 24th minute on a goal by Jarred Arde.  Arde’s header toward the UE net, which came after a cross from Brian Grand, looked to initially be saved by Aces’ keeper Eric Teppen, but it was immediately ruled to have crossed the goal line by the side referee.

The two sides headed into halftime with the score knotted at 1-1, as the Bulldogs held a slim, 11-10, shot advantage.  Evansville put three of its 10 attempts on frame and DU managed to put a pair on goal.

In the second half, each side once again fired away at the opposing net, as the Aces got off 12 shots to Drake’s 10.  The Bulldogs put eight of their 10 second-half shots on frame, forcing Teppen to make seven saves over the final 45 minutes, before finally beating him in the waning moments of the contest.

Faik Hajderovic led the Evansville offense with eight shots, putting three of them on goal, while Mark Anthony Gonzalez fired four unsuccessful attempts.

The Aces finished their season with a 9-8-1 overall record and placed fourth in the MVCE regular-season standings with a 3-2-1 mark.

The Bulldogs advance to play nationally-ranked Creighton in Friday’s semifinal match at 3 p.m.


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