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Friday, November 16, 2012

* Mobile Mammography Cancelled

Due to a small of number of reservations, the St. Mary’s Mobile Mammography scheduled for today has been cancelled.  We will attempt to reschedule another mobile mammography on-site visit in 2013.

* 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

* 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.

* 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.


* 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!

* Theatre and Music Present The Mystery of Edwin Drood

The University of Evansville Departments of Theatre and Music is presenting the Tony Award-winning musical The Mystery of Edwin Drood in UE’s Shanklin Theatre. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. on November 16 and 17 and at 2:00 p.m. on November 18.

Inspired by Charles Dickens’ final (and unfinished) novel, this thriller garnered the 1986 Tony Award for Best Musical, in addition to winning Best Book and Best Score. After a young groom, Edwin Drood, disappears one stormy night, a veritable smorgasbord of eccentric characters are suspected to have played a role in the bizarre mystery. Grand musical numbers are interspersed with the twists and turns of a tightly woven whodunit culminating in an unusual finale with audience members voting on the suspenseful and hilarious resolution.

The Mystery of Edwin Drood is directed by R. Scott Lank, professor of theatre, and choreographed by Ricki Smith Newman.  The musical features a 15-person student orchestra, led by musical director Gregory B. Rike, professor of music. Associate Professor of Theatre Eric Renschler, serves as the scenic designer; Professor of Theatre Pattti McCrory and senior Maria Smith are the costume designers; Assistant Professor of Theatre Stephen Boulmetis is the lighting designer; guest artist and 2012 alumnus BJ Brooks is the sound designer.

The production features a principal cast including junior Lilli Hokama, and seniors  Beccah Dowden, Joseph Miller, and Jacob Buras. Other leading characters in the 23-member cast include Maryam Louise Abdi, Ben Anderson, Jessica Intner, and Nicholas Selting.

Ticket prices are $16 for adults and $14 for seniors, students and UE faculty. UE students may obtain one free student rush ticket beginning at 12 noon on the day of the performance they wish to attend.  Three-play subscriptions for the Shanklin Theatre season are available for $33. Including the musical The Mystery of Edwin Drood, a season ticket also includes The Heidi Chronicles, by Wendy Wasserstein, February 15-24 and Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare, April 12- 21. Tickets may be purchased by calling (812) 488–2013, Monday through Friday, noon to 5 p.m.

* 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


Upcoming Events

* TIAA CREF Counseling Available December 5

The TIAA CREF representative will be on the UE campus on Wednesday, December 5 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.

* Catholic Campus Ministry Thanksgiving Feast on Monday

The Newman Center will be hosting its annual Thanksgiving Feast on Monday from 5:00-7:00 p.m. Everyone is welcome to come for a home-cooked turkey dinner to "warm up" for the real thing, but please RSVP to Mike Roesch at if you plan to attend. Sister Theresa Sullivan from the Daughters of Charity will give a reflection on the Eucharist as Thanksgiving.

* Catholic Mass at 1:00 in Neu Chapel Sunday

Everyone is welcome for Mass at 1:00 p.m. in Neu Chapel on Sunday. This week's visiting priest is Fr. Brian Emmick, associate pastor of three Catholic parishes north of Evansville. Students will fill the other liturgical roles, and anyone wishing to sing with the choir may arrive at noon for rehearsal. Contact Newman Center director Mike Roesch at with any questions.

* Second Speaker Luncheon Series – Topic: Utilizing 3rd Party Recruitment

Please join us for the second Speaker Series Luncheon of the Student-Alumni Mentoring Program on Wednesday, November 28  from 12-1 pm. in Eykamp 253, Ridgway University Center. Pat Meehan, president of The Meehan Group, Evansville, Indiana will be presenting Utilizing 3rd Party Recruitment. The Meehan Group is a generalist recruitment firm that works with all levels of an organization including engineering and technical, scientific, accounting, human resources, purchasing, engineering, supervision, sales, marketing, quality control, materials management, and executive level positions.

This is a great opportunity to meet with your mentor for lunch; this is event is open to the campus community as well.

Lunch will be provided with a reservation.

To reserve your lunch, please contact by this Tuesday, November 20.

* Chi Omega's Dishes for Wishes Philanthropy

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+ deliciousdishes 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.

* Great American Smokeout and Colleges Against Cancer Selling T-Shirts

Sucks to Suck T-Shirts and The Great American Smokeout:Colleges Against Cancer will be promoting the fight against lung cancer November 28-30 with activities and awareness. Stop by the table in Ridgway University Center on Wednesday-Friday to learn more about the harmful effects of smoking, and pick up your very own "Sucks to Suck" t-shirt for only $8! Compete for your chance to win a FREE "Sucks to Suck" t-shirt by using #suckstosuckUE in your tweets!

* UE Community Welcome To Attend AcesTV Viewing Party On Sunday Night

AcesTV is inviting members of the University of Evansville community to attend a special viewing party on Sunday night, November 18 at 6:30 pm in the lounge area outside of the UE Bookstore to watch the inaugural edition of “Inside Aces Athletics.”  “Inside Aces Athletics” is a 30-minute TV show produced by AcesTV students through a grant made possible by Tri-State Orthopaedics which will air locally on WTVW-Channel 7 from 6:30-7:00 pm on Sunday.  The inaugural “Inside Aces Athletics” show will feature stories on UE’s Lithuanian basketball players – Rokas Cesnulevicius and Egidijus Mockevicius – and UE swimmer Conor Sprick, who competes at the Division I level despite being hearing impaired.  Everyone is welcome to attend.

* Lecture on Current Financial Markets and Outlook for 2013

Brent Sternberg, Senior Vice president and Director of Equities of Old National Wealth Management,  will be speaking to UE students at 4.00 p.m. in Smythe Lecture Hall (Room 170), Schroeder Family School of Business Administration Building on November 20.  He will be sharing his thoughts on  the current state of financial markets and  the outlook  for 2013. He is a 1996 graduate of UE and currently serve on the Alumni Board. Old National Wealth Management has assets over $7 billion under supervision. Sternberg graciously accepted an invitation to speak to UE students from Walayet A. Khan, Professor of Finance. The event is open to public.

* 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).

* Students with Business Related Majors - RSVP Now for Business Speed Networking!

Attention all students with business-related majors, RSVP in JobLink by Monday, November 26 to attend Business Speed Networking. The event will be held Wednesday, November 28, 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.


Info You Should Know

* Do You Want to be an Orientation Leader (OL)?

Students who are studying abroad in spring 2013 and who wish to apply for an Orientation Leader (OL) position for 2013-2014, may pick up an application packet in the Dean of Students office, Room 230 in Ridgway University Center.  Applications will be available from November 15 until 11:00 a.m. on November 21.  The application must be returned to the Dean of Students office by 4:00 p.m. on November 26.

Students who are not studying abroad will apply at a later date.  Watch AceNotes for more details coming soon!

Students who have questions should call the Dean of Students office at 812-488-2500.

* Fintess Center Thanksgiving Break Hours

Fitness Center Hours for Thanksgiving Break are as follows:

Wednesday, November 21 – 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. (No Open Swim)
Thursday, November 22 – Closed
Friday, November 23 – Closed
Saturday, November 24 – Closed
Sunday, November 25 – Closed
Monday, November 26 – Regular Hours Resume – 6:30 a.m. -10:00 p.m.

* Thanksgiving Payroll

The bi-weekly payroll will be direct deposited on Friday morning, November 23.  As all employees have direct deposit, you will be able to view your online pay advice through WebAdvisor on Friday morning.  The monthly payroll will be direct deposited on Friday, November 30.  If you have any questions, please call the Office of Human Resources at extension 2159.

* 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.

* Libraries Announces Thanksgiving Break Hours

UE Libraries will observe the following schedule of hours during the Thanksgiving Break. Contact William Louden, University Librarian, with questions at 812.488.2376  or

• Tuesday, November 20:           7:45 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
• Wednesday, November 21:   7:45 a.m. - Noon
• Thursday, November 22:         CLOSED
• Friday, November 23:               CLOSED
• Saturday, November 24:         CLOSED
• Sunday, November 25              3:00 p.m. – Midnight    

Regular hours resume on Monday, November 26

* 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



* Shemikah A. Colleton

Senior biology/pre-med and psychology student, Shemikah A. Colleton has been chosen as the keynote speaker for the University of Evansville’s first annual Professional Development Fall Symposium. Come see her present her 2012 summer research project she completed as a summer intern at Bristol-Myers Squibb Company in Mt. Vernon, Indiana on Saturday, November 17 from 4-6 p.m. in Koch Center 100.


Sympathy to...

* Dianne Oliver and Family

Condolences to Dianne Oliver, associate professor of religion and Chair of the Department of Philosophy and Religion, on the death of her father.  Elwood “Ed” Oliver passed away on Tuesday evening.  Visitation will be Friday, November 16, 1-3 p.m, with the service following at 3 p.m.  The funeral will be at Valhalla Funeral Home Chapel in Huntsville, Alabama. 
The obituary and guest registry can be found at



* Volleyball To Wrap Up Season This Weekend

It is hard to believe, but the 2012 volleyball season has just two more games left as the University of Evansville will wrap up play this weekend at Indiana State and Illinois State.A 1-1 weekend in its home finale last time out put Evansville’s record at 9-20 and 4-12 in league play.  Ashley Ring has had a tremendous encore to her freshman season as she leads the Aces with 355 kills, a total that is in the top five in the Missouri Valley Conference.  She is also in the top five in the MVC in service aces.

Seniors Jessica Knackmuhs and Hannah Wilson played their final games at the Carson Center last weekend.  Limited due to injury this season, Knackmuhs saw action in the home finale against Northern Iowa, recording a dig.  Wilson, who is second on Evansville’s squad with 223 kills, has also gotten the job done on the defensive side, ranking third on the team with 233 digs.

Indiana State has struggled this season on its way to a 1-15 mark (3-23 overall).  The lone win for the Sycamores in league play came over Bradley on Sept. 21.  On Sept. 15, the Aces defeated them in five sets as Ring led the Aces with 19 kills.

The Redbirds have a chance to improve their standing for the league tournament this weekend.  ISU is tied with Missouri State for the No. 5 slot.  Illinois State is a game behind Southern Illinois and can enter the tournament ranked as high as fourth or as low as sixth.

Illinois State is solid defensively, ranking second in the MVC in opponent hitting, allowing the opposition to hit just .151 this year.  They are also fourth in the Valley in digs.

* Buffalo Picks Up 56-50 Win Over Aces

 Lewis Jones scored 14 points, but Javon McCrea responded with 14 of his own as the University at Buffalo picked up a 56-50 win over the University of Evansville men’s basketball team Thursday evening at the Ford Center.Evansville (0-2) led by as many as nine points in the first half, but a 12-0 run in the second half by the Bulls (1-2) proved to be the difference.  Jones led the Aces with 14 while Egidijus Mockevisius hit 6-of-7 shots en route to 12 points.  Ned Cox finished the night with ten.

McCrea led the Bulls with 14 while Cameron Downing tallied 12.

Offense was at a premium early on as neither team was able to find an offensive rhythm.  Evansville missed its first six shots while the Bulls were 0-1 while committing five turnovers.  Just over three minutes in, Auraum Nuiriankh hit a free throw to break the drought.  On the ensuing trip down the floor, Colt Ryan hit a lay-up to put UE on the board.  His basket led UE on a stretch where they connected on 8-of-10 shots en route to a 17-8 lead midway through the first half.

Buffalo utilized a 7-0 run as they closed within a pair at 17-15 before Ned Cox hit a shot to end the stretch.  A bucket by Javon McCrea would knot the game up at 19-19 with a little over four minutes remaining before Cameron Downing broke away from the defense for a floater to give the Bulls their first advantage at 25-23 inside of two minutes to play.  Evansville would rally to take a 27-25 lead into the break as Troy Taylor knocked down a pair of free throws in the final seconds.  UE forced the Bulls into 12 turnovers, but shot just 32.3%.  Aside from its run of -10 shots made, the Aces hit just two out of 21 attempts.

Lewis Jones, who tallied nine points in the first half, connected on the seventh trey of his UE career as the Aces came out firing in the second frame.  His long-range shot put Evansville up 32-25 at the 2-minute mark of the latter period.  That edge was short-lived, however, as a dunk by McCrea with 12 minutes left gave the lead back to the Bulls at 37-36. 

The run by Buffalo would turn into a 12-0 stretch as the Bulls grabbed a 43-36 lead.  Over the run, UB hit all six shots while UE was 0-6 with four turnovers.  Egidijus Mockevicius ended the stretch with a layup before scoring two more buckets to get UE back within a point at 43-42.  The rally continued as Ned Cox hit a free throw with four minutes left to tie the game back up at 45-45. 

Following a Cameron Downing basket with 3:33 remaining, the dagger came in the form of a three by Jarod Oldham with 2:27 left.  The Bulls would hang on in the end to take the 56-50 decision.

Buffalo outrebounded UE by a 37-28 margin.  Troy Taylor and Jordan Jahr had seven boards apiece for UE.  For Taylor, it marked the 15th time in the last 20 games dating back to last season that he has notched five or more rebounds.  The Bulls shot 48.9% while Evansville finished the night shooting 34.5%

A busy weekend for Evansville continues tomorrow as the Aces play host to Yale at 7:35 p.m.  In the opening game of the day, Buffalo will take on Western Illinois at 5 p.m.  Fans can watch both games of the day with the purchase of a ticket to the UE game.  Two more games will be played on Saturday while Sunday’s game pitting Western Illinois against Yale will take place at the Johnson Center on the campus of Oakland City University.


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