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Tuesday, November 13, 2012

* Faculty and Staff Would Like to Host Students Staying on Campus for Thanksgiving

Are you a student staying on campus for the Thanksgiving Holiday? UE faculty and staff are willing to host students who are remaining on campus for a Thanksgiving meal. If you are interested, please contact Karen Martin at or call the Student Life Center at ext. 2500 by Friday, November 16.


What's Happening Today

* Annual Ethics Lecture Planned for November 13

The annual Ethics Lecture is planned for November 13, 7:00 p.m. in Eykamp Hall, Ridgway University Center. The speaker will be Dr. Luciano Floridi will discuss Information Ethics and the Political Foundations of the Information Society.

Floridi is a professor of philosophy at the University of Hertfordshire, Research Chair in Philosophy of Information and the UNESCO Chair of Information and Computer Ethics.  He is also a Fellow of St Cross College, University of Oxford, and the founder and director of the IEG, the Oxford University Information Ethics research Group.

The post-Westphalian Nation State developed by becoming more and more an Information Society. However, in so doing, it progressively made itself less and less the main information agent, because what made the Nation State possible and then predominant, as a historical driving force in human politics, namely Information and Computing Technologies, is also what is now making it less central, in the social, political and economic life of humanity across the world. Geo-politics is now global and increasingly non-territorial, but the Nation State still defines its identity and political legitimacy in terms of a sovereign territorial unit, as a Country. Such tension calls for a serious exercise in conceptual re-engineering: how should the new informational multiagent systems (MAS) be designed in such a way as to take full advantage of the socio-political progress made so far, while being able to deal successfully with the new global challenges (from the environment to the financial markets) that are undermining the legacy of that very progress?

This lecture shall defend an answer to this question in terms of a design of political MAS based on principles borrowed from information ethics.

* Donate this Week to Cranberry Sauce Drive to Benefit Rescue Mission

The Office of Community Service Initiatives is sponsoring a cranberry sauce drive to benefit the Evansville Rescue Mission’s annual Gobbler Gathering. This is an event that helps provide a Thanksgiving meal basket to those in need. Our goal is to collect 500 cans of cranberry sauce to contribute to the baskets. To do so, Sodexo is providing us with the cranberry sauce which can be purchased in Aces Place from now until November 16. The cans are only $1 and can be purchased with flex dollars or cash or credit. Please help us reach our goal.


* This Week in Music: Ensembles Perform

The UE Wind Ensemble will present its Fall “Classics” Concert in Neu Chapel this Tuesday, November 13, at 7:30 p.m.  Assistant Professor of Low Brass and Director of Bands Ken Steinsultz will lead the ensemble in a performance of works by contemporary composers Dana Wilson, Jack Stamp, Andrew Rindfleisch, and Ralph Hultgren, and all the works center on the idea of dance music of various sorts.  For instance, Department of Music student Matthew Banks will be the featured soloist (bass clarinet) for a movement entitled “Do the Hustle” from Rindfleisch’s The Light Fantastic, and Stamp’s suite, Bandancing, includes nods to dances styles as diverse as the waltz and the samba.

The latter part of the week will feature performances by a number of ensembles and individuals from the Department of Music.  Assistant Professor and Director of Orchestral Activities Brian St. John will conduct the UE String Ensemble in a performance in Wheeler Concert Hall on Thursday, November 15, at 6:00 p.m.  The program will include works by Elgar, Sibelius, and Mendelssohn. 

Department of Music flute and clarinet students will be featured in a Woodwind Chamber Recital in Wheeler Concert Hall on Saturday afternoon, November 17, at 3:00 p.m.  Included in the repertory will be an arrangement for clarinet ensemble of John Williams’s music for Star Wars by Department of Music student Matthew Banks.  The ensembles are under the direction of Associate Professor of Clarinet and Department Chair Thomas Josenhans and Consortium Instructor of Flute Shauna Kay Thompson. 

Department of Music students Hilary Fisher (oboe) and Megan Haire (bassoon) will offer a joint Senior Recital in Wheeler Concert Hall on Sunday, November 18, at 2:00 p.m.  Kristin Jones will accompany the seniors on harpsichord and piano. 

Associate Professor and Director of Choral Activities Dennis Malfatti will lead the UE Men’s and Women’s Choruses in a concert in Neu Chapel on Sunday evening at 6:00 p.m.  The program will include the “Prisoners Chorus” from Beethoven’s only opera, Fidelio, a portion of Randall Thompson’s The Testament of Freedom, and Saint-Saëns’s Ave Maria.  Department of Music student Jerren Shidler will accompany the Men’s Chorus on piano, while Kristin Jones will accompany the Women’s Chorus.

Lastly, the Department of Music’s brass chamber ensembles will offer a joint concert in Neu Chapel on Sunday evening at 7:30 p.m.  This will include the Trumpet Ensemble under the direction of Professor Timothy Zifer, the Low Brass Ensemble under the direction of Assistant Professor Ken Steinsultz, and the UE Horn Choir under the direction of Consortium Instructor Marc Zyla.  Featured works will include the Low Brass Ensemble’s rendition of Mozart’s Eine Kleine Nachtmusik, the Trumpet Ensemble’s performance of Dr. Zifer’s arrangement of “Are You Going to Scarborough Fair,” and excerpts for Holst’s The Planets and Wagner’s Tannhäuser.

All events are free and open to the public.

* PT Club to Meet November 13

If you are a physical therapy major, undergraduate or graduate student, you should get involved in UE's Physical Therapy Club. The next club meeting is November 13 at 4 pm in Room 104, Graves Hall. Club membership is open to any undergraduate or graduate student interested in pursuing physical therapy. Benefits of club membership include:
• The opportunity to express ideas and concerns about topics of interest to physical therapy students
• Free student newsletters and literature from the American Physical Therapy Association's (APTA) National Student Assembly
• Community and Campus Volunteer opportunities
• Information about upcoming APTA sanctioned events
• Fellowship and mentoring from upperclassmen who have experienced the application process of getting into PT school

If you have any questions, please contact club president Jenny Murphy at

* Phi Alpha Theta Calendar Pre-Sales

Phi Alpha Theta, the history honors society on campus, will be selling calendars again this year in order to raise money to help our members attend conferences.  The 2013 calendar theme is "Once Upon UE" and features faculty as characters from various stories and fairy tales, including Aladdin, Little Red Riding Hood, Hercules, and Alice in Wonderland.  Pre-orders will take place Monday, November 12 through Wednesday, November 14 in Ridgway University Center from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. and 4-7 p.m  The cost of the calendar is $10.  Calendars will be available for pick-up after Thanksgiving Break.

* International Education Week Events

Events planned for International Education Week include:

Tuesday, November 13
IEW Student Presentations

International Education Week Student Presentations in Ridgway University Center, Eykamp 253, 254, 255: 8:15 a.m. Mary Pugh; 9:00 a.m. Beth Murphy; 10:00 a.m. Anna Zull; 11:00a.m.  Melanie Bacaling; 12:00 noon Brenna Blazis; 1:00 p.m.  Camille Langston; 2:00 p.m. Alexandra Statham; 3:00 p.m. Model United Nations; 4:00 p.m. Mongolia Data Collection Project.

Jezreel Expedition Panel Discussion.
Learn about Summer 2012 archaeological survey and plans for the Summer 2013 excavation, including how UE students and community can participate. 7:00 p.m. in Room 71, Schroeder Family School of Business Administration Building.

Wednesday, November 14
Language and Culture Capsules

International Education Week-Wednesday is Language Day. From 11:00-3:00 a new mini language lesson will be offered every half hour in Eykamp 253, 254, 255 in the Ridgway University Center. Fun and Open to All. Languages include: Arabic, Chinese, French, Italian, Persian, Portuguese, Spanish, Thai, Wolof. 

For detailed information about these and other IEW events, visit or email




Upcoming Events

* Farewell Reception

On Friday, November 16 there will be a farewell reception for Georgette Bailey from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the UE Bookstore.  Please stop by for some cake and punch and wish Georgette well as she moves on to a new career opportunity.

* Healthy Lifestyle Challenge/Employee Wellness Nurse Visit

The nurse will be in the Fitness Center in Krannert lobby on Thursday, Nov. 15, 9–11 a.m.  If you are in the current Healthy Lifestyle Challenge, please stop by for final measurements and weights.  All the log sheets must be submitted by Monday, Nov. 19.

* 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 will be our final meeting for the semester. We plan to chat about some of the stuff we did this semester and some topics that we could do next semester. So bring any fresh ideas and questions you have!

Anyone is welcome to attend and you can contact: Alexandra Statham ( for more details.

* University of Evansville Professional Development Fall Symposium 2012 Planned for November 17

Calling all students and faculty (biology, neuroscience, business)! You are cordially invited to attend the first UE Professional Development Fall Symposium on Saturday, November 17, from 4-6 p.m. in Room 100, Koch Center. This is a free event filled with valuable information and free food! Shemikah A. Colleton, past intern, will be presenting her summer research! The symposium will highlight the research internship opportunities at Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (BMS, Mt. Vernon) and ways enhance your resume with Project Management Certification (CAPM). Students will also get the opportunity to listen to presentations from Drs. Lora Becker and Stephanie Brown and Damir Simic (Coordinator, BMS Summer Internship Program).

* UE Art Students Participating in Fine Art Show

Join the Department of Art students for Evansville’s premier celebration of art!  The Evansville Fine Art Show set for November 16-18 brings high quality juried artists to The Centre, presenting their work for the first time in southwest Indiana.  All the art is original and personally handmade – paintings, sculpture, clay, glass, fiber, jewelry and more - there's something for everyone, something for every pocketbook, and it's all new to Evansville!   Find out more at  See Art, Love Art, Buy Art – see you there!

* Chi Omega's Dishes for Wishes Philanthropy on November 17

Chi Omega's annual Dishes for Wishes philanthropic event will be held November 17 in Eykamp Hall, Ridgway University Center. The money raised goes directly to the Make A Wish foundation to help grant sick children's wishes. Come enjoy 90+ delicious dishes made by the wonderful women of Chi Omega! Tickets are being sold now through the day of the event by Chi Omega sisters. Red tickets for 5:30 p.m. admission are $6 in advance and $8 at the door. Gold tickets for 5:00 p.m. admission are $10.

* Neu Chapel Organ @ Noon Set for Thursday, November 15

Douglas Reed, University Organist, will present Neu Chapel Organ @ Noon on Thursday, November 15, at 12:10 p.m.  The 40 minute program will focus on composers whose 2012 birthdays marked important milestones: the 450th of John Bull and Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck, the 300th of John Stanley, and the 100th of John Cage.  Dr. Reed will play the Charles Fisk mechanical action organ and the Francile MacDonald McGary portative organ at the front of Neu Chapel sanctuary.  All are welcome.  Bring your lunch!  

* Emerging Contemporary Artists Lecture Series Welcomes Thomas Dang Vu

With generous support from the Efroymson Family Fund, a fund of the Central Indiana Community Foundation, the University of Evansville is pleased to welcome Thomas Dang Vu, a Vietnamese-American artist and New York City resident, as the first speaker in the new Emerging Contemporary Artists Lecture Series.

Dang Vu will present a free, public lecture on his career and work at 7 p.m. Thursday, November 15 in the Melvin Peterson Gallery (corner of Lincoln and Weinbach avenues).

Born in Saigon in 1970, Dang Vu was five years old when Communists ransacked his family’s home and took his father, an architect and engineer, to prison, then split the Dang Vus’ home into residences for other families. At 16, Dang Vu moved to the United States with his family after they obtained green cards. He attended public high school in Atlanta, earned a scholarship to Savannah College of Art and Design, and received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in painting. Today, he is a photographer, designer, art director, and merchandiser in New York City.

For more information on Dang Vu’s lecture and the Emerging Contemporary Artists Lecture Series, please call the Department of Art at 812-488-2043. 

* Senior Nursing Class Presents "I'm Healthy and I Know It!"

The senior nursing class at the University of Evansville is proud to present this year's community project, “I’m Healthy and I Know It!” from 3-5 p.m. Thursday, November 15. Register outside the Ridgway University Center beginning at 3 p.m., then walk around campus to enjoy free food, giveaways, and activities while learning about physical and mental health, safety, relationships, and other health topics.This event is open to students from Memorial, Bosse, and UE. Check out “I’m Healthy and I Know It!” on Twitter for more information. We hope to see you there!

* 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

* Can You Host a Student for Thanksgiving?

Do you have an empty chair or two at your Thanksgiving table? Would you be willing to host one or two students who are remaining on campus for a Thanksgiving meal? If you would be willing to offer your hospitality, please contact Karen Martin at or call the Student Life Center at ext. 2500 by Friday, November 16.

* Sodexo Customer Satisfaction Survey Available!

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

* Health Tip: Great American Smoke Out

The Great American Smoke Out is Nov. 15 this year.  As you consider smoking cessation, here are some benefits. 

When smokers quit – What are the benefits over time?

Twenty minutes after quitting - your heart rate and blood pressure drop.

Twelve hours after quitting -  the carbon monoxide level in your blood drops to normal.

Two weeks to three months after quitting - your circulation improves and your lung function increases.

One to nine months after quitting - coughing and shortness of breath decrease; cilia (tiny hair-like structures that move mucus out of the lungs) start to regain normal function in the lungs, increasing the ability to handle mucus, clean the lungs, and reduce the risk of infection.

One year after quitting -  the risk of coronary heart disease is half that of a continuing smoker’s.

Five years after quitting - the risk of cancer of the mouth, throat, esophagus, and bladder are cut in half. Cervical cancer risk falls to that of a non-smoker. Stroke risk can fall to that of a non-smoker after 2-5 years.

Ten years after quitting - the risk of dying from lung cancer is about half that of a person who is still smoking. The risk of cancer of the larynx (voice box) and pancreas decreases.

Fifteen years after quitting - the risk of coronary heart disease is that of a non-smoker’s.

* Time to Nominate Individuals for Employee Excellence Awards

The University of Evansville, in pursuit of excellence in service, wishes to recognize a non-faculty employee displaying records of achievement as a leader.  Leadership may be demonstrated in any of the following categories:

• Service to the University community
• Service to students
• Job performance and attitude towards fellow employees

To be eligible, an employee must be a full-time member of administration or staff.

Nominations for the December 2012 Employee Excellence Award are due no later than Wednesday, November 14, 2012.

To nominate someone, or to find out more information about the Employee Excellence Awards, go to

* 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



* Thompson, Langness Named to MVC Scholar-Athlete Teams

 A pair of University of Evansville women’s soccer players, junior Stephanie Thompson and senior Danielle Langness, were named to Missouri Valley Conference Scholar-Athlete teams in an announcement by the league office Monday afternoon.

Thompson earned a spot on the MVC Scholar-Athlete First Team, as she tied for the team lead with 12 points this season, scoring five goals and dishing out a pair of assists.  The Evansville, Ind., native was named to the All-MVC First Team and earned a spot on the Capital One Academic All-District V Second Team for her efforts both on the pitch and in the classroom.  The junior midfielder scored a goal in four of UE’s final four matches, including Evansville’s lone goal in the MVC Tournament semifinal.  This year’s honor marks the second-straight MVC Scholar-Athlete First Team selection for Thompson, as the exercise science major possesses a perfect 4.0 grade-point average (GPA) and was just one of two players on the MVC Scholar-Athlete teams with a 4.0 mark.

Langness, who was recognized with MVC Scholar-Athlete Honorable Mention accolades, was a key defender on Evansville’s back line that posted six shutouts this season and held opponents to a 1.21 goals against average.  The St. Charles, Mo., native helped UE’s back line allow just two goals and record a 0.32 goals against average in conference matches.  Langness also fired five shots, putting three of them on goal on the offensive side of the ball.  The senior defender is an exercise science major and owns a 3.71 GPA.

As a team, Evansville finished the 2012 campaign with a 5-8-3 record, including a 4-1-1 mark in Valley matches on its way to the MVC regular-season championship.

A total of 29 student-athletes were nominated for the Valley’s scholar-athlete team.  The criteria for the honor parallels the CoSIDA standards for Capital One Academic All-America voting.  Nominees must be starters or important reserves with at least a 3.20 cumulative GPA.  Also, students must have participated in at least 75 percent of the regular-season matches or the MVC Championship.  Student-athletes must have reached sophomore athletic and academic standing at their institution and must have completed at least one full academic year at their institution.  Sports Information Directors at MVC institutions voted for the team.

* Jenkins Shatters School Record

University of Evansville junior cross country runner Kelby Jenkins (Frankfort, Ind./Frankfort) shattered the school-record time in the women’s 6,000-meter event on Friday, as she posted a time of 21:11 to place a school-best 33rd out of 218 runners at the NCAA Great Lakes Regional Championships at Thomas Zimmer Cross Country Course in Verona, Wisconsin.

“Kelby ran an outstanding race today,” said UE head coach Don Walters.  “It was a little scary at first, but I don’t think that going out a little slower than usual hurt Kelby that much.  She just kept on getting stronger and stronger as the race progressed, and was passing people left and right down the stretch.  Anytime you can go out and beat all of the Purdue runners, and all but two Indiana runners, you are having a pretty good race.”

Jenkins came across the first mile mark in 112th place overall in a time of 5:48, but quickly kicked it into gear to post the highest individual finish in UE history at the NCAA Regional Championships, while bettering the school record in the 6-K event by over 51 seconds.  Senior Lauren Zeabart (Fort Branch, Ind./Gibson Southern) posted the 12th-fastest time in UE women’s history with a personal-best 6-K time of 23:05 to run third for the Purple Aces, while freshman Elizabeth Kingshott posted the 13th-fastest time on record at UE with a mark of 23:08.  In all, all seven UE women who competed posted personal-best 6-K times, as the Purple Aces posted a program-best 23rd-place team finish on the women’s side.

On the men’s side, sophomore Josh Genet (Celestine, Ind./Northeast Dubois) paced the UE men to its highest NCAA Regional team-finish (21st) in program history, by placing 65th out of 204 runners with a 10-K time of 32:33.  Genet’s time ranks fourth-fastest on record at UE for the 10-K.  Senior Cody Stein (Evanston, Ind./Heritage Hills) also cracked the top 100 with a 10-K time of 33:12 to place 94th overall, while junior Andrew Barrett (Des Moines, Iowa/Theodore Roosevelt) ran third for UE with a 10-K time of 33:39.

“The men’s course especially was tough, and the times definitely showed it,” said Walters.  “Both Josh and Cody finished 20 places higher this year as compared to last year, but their times were slower this year.  But, like I always tell the runners, you run for place, not time.  If you do your job right and run for place, the times will take care of themselves.  And, I thought that both teams did a good job of doing that today.

“This was a great way to finish our season.  A lot of our runners posted personal-best times today, and there were a lot of great efforts all the way around.  This should give us a good starting point now as we begin off-season workouts and get prepared for next season.”

On the men’s side, sixth-ranked Wisconsin took home overall team honors on their home course, led by individual champion Mohammed Ahmed’s time of 30:37 in the 10-K event.  On the women’s side, sixth-ranked Michigan took home team honors, while Ohio University’s Julie Accurso took home the individual title in a 6-K time of 20:07.

Overall, UE will return four of the seven men and six of the seven women who competed for the Purple Aces at Friday’s NCAA Regional Championship meet.

UE Individual Men’s Results:
21. 576 Evansville ( 33:39 2:48:11 1:58)
1 65 Josh Genet SO 32:33
2 94 Cody Stein SR 33:12
3 121 Andrew Barrett JR 33:39
4 143 Brady Hall SR 34:16
5 153 Jon Ashby FR 34:31
6 (180) Samuel Mires SR 35:26
7 (189) Matthew Hamilton JR 36:16

UE Individual Women’s Results:
23. 696 Evansville ( 22:56 1:54:39 2:29)
1 33 Kelby Jenkins JR 21:11
2 153 Lauren Zeabart SR 23:05
3 158 Elizabeth Kingshott FR 23:08
4 175 Nicole Kreuzman JR 23:35
5 177 Maria Lynn JR 23:40
6 (187) Jacqueline Carlson JR 24:03
7 (213) Loren Oboikovitz SO 26:15


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