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Wednesday, November 28, 2012

* Christmas on Campus

Several events have been planned to celebrate Christmas on Campus!

Thursday, November 29
4-7:30 p.m., UE Bookstore
Faculty/Staff Appreciation Night – prior to Vespers, come to the Bookstore with your ID and get a 20 percent discount on regularly priced items and an additional 5 percent off of clearance items. There will be door prizes too!

7:30 p.m., Neu Chapel
A Campus Christmas: Candlelight Vespers – get in the holiday spirit with Christmas carols and more.

Friday, November 30
3-5 p.m., Ridgway University Center
Purple Friday Holiday Party – have your photo taken with Purple Santa, decorate ornaments and enjoy refreshments.

5-9 p.m., Schroeder Family School of Business Administration  Building
Holiday Spectacular – get your photo taken and put on a mug from 5-9 p.m. in the Atrium. Then take a carriage ride from 7-9 p.m. The rides start at the Schroeder Building and go around the front oval.

Tuesday, December 4
7:30 p.m., Victory Theatre in Downtown Evansville
Holiday Pops Concert – this event is free and open to the public!
 

Upcoming Events

* UE PRIDE Drag Show This Saturday

Apocalipstick 2012 is this Saturday, December 1st in Eykamp Hall. The health fair is at 6 pm and the show starts at 7 pm. Tickets are $6 and will be sold in Ridgway this week and at the health fair. Bring canned food items for raffle prize entries for the chance to win some great prizes from local businesses. All proceeds benefit local AIDS charities. 

* Nerd Wars 2013

Save the Date!  The Annual Nerd Wars Trivia Night Fundraiser will be held on Tuesday, February 12th, 2013 at 7:00 PM in Eykamp 251-252! 

Teams of up to 5 people will compete in a trivia night style competition consisting of six rounds of 10 questions each from 12 different categories.  Categories include:  math, science, social studies, english, 90s trivia, sci-fi/nerdy, pop culture, sports, art, theater, language/culture, and random/obscure.  The team that correctly answers the most questions will be the winner!  There will be prizes for the winning student team and the winning faculty team, as well as other prizes throughout the night!

Start getting your team ready now, because registration begins first thing next semester!

* Free Paper Shredding Day

On Wednesday, December 5th free paper shredding will return to the campus once again! Piranha Mobile Shredding will be at the Koch Center parking lot (parking lot “C”) between 10:00 am and 1:00 pm to collect paper for shredding at their facility. All UE students, faculty, staff and alumni can take advantage of this free service. So, if mounds of paper are taking over your office or home this is the time to gather those old files, receipts, cancelled checks, tax forms, etc.  No need to take out the staples or paper clips. Avoid identity theft by having confidential information permanently destroyed.  Please no telephone books, magazines or newspapers.

Also, please note that there is a 100lb. limit per visit.  For more information or questions contact Jan Schrader at js652 or 2697, or Anne Dale at ad58 or 2011.

* Acettes Offering Holiday Dance Clinic for Children 3-13

The University of Evansville Acettes invites all children ages 3-13 to their Holiday Dance Clinic! The clinic will be held on Friday, December 14, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.. Children will learn a holiday routine, play games, and have a pizza party with the team. Registration will begin at 5:30 p.m. in the Maikranz Gym (small gym) at the University of Evansville. Dress is comfortable with an athletic shoe. Clinic participants will perform with the Acettes during half time at the Men’s Basketball game vs. Alabama State on December 15. Game time is 1:05 p.m.

Registration is $25 per child and includes clinic t-shirt, pizza party, and child admission to the game. Advanced registration is welcomed but not required. Please visit the Dance Team page on www.gopurpleaces.com for clinic registration forms—also available at clinic. You may RSVP to Coach Mariel Arata at ma112@evansville.edu or (409) 4ACESDT.

* Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Selling Hot Chocolate on Dec 3-4!

The members of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia are having a fundraiser on December 3-4 (noon to 2 pm both days) This event will be on the East Terrace of Ridgway University Center and the Memorial Plaza.  They will be selling hot chocolate with marshmallows and candy canes.  For more information, email js619@evansville.edu.

* PT Club Meeting on Friday

If you are a physical therapy major, undergraduate or graduate student, you should get involved in UE's Physical Therapy Club. The last semester club meeting is Friday, November 30 at 12 p.m. in Graves Hall 104. 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 jm451@evansville.edu

* Trebles Without a Cause Concert Set for Friday

Ladies and Gentlemen; Lovers of the manly-man sound that is Trebles Without A Cause, we are proud to announce that our concert is this Friday, November 30 at 7:00 in Eykamp 251, Ridgway University Center! If you want a nice break from the toils of work, look no further! Our less-than-an-hour comedic A Cappella performance is just what you're searching for. So, if you love men with facial hair, A Cappella Music, or just havin' a grand 'ol time, Stop by Eykamp 251 tonight at 7:00! It's free! There will be cookies*! (*=There will be no cookies.)

* UE Military History Project Presentation

There will be a presentation of the University of Evansville Military History Project on December 4, at 11:00 a.m. in Eykamp Hall in Ridgway University Center.  This event is open to the public. The subject of the presentation is a project completed by the Strategic Public Relations class that explored military history connected to the University of Evansville.

* Purple Santa Party - Friday, November 30!

There will be a Purple Santa Party from 3:00-5:00 p.m. on Friday, November 30, in Ridgway University Center.  This event will offer a hot chocolate bar and Christmas tree ornament decorating. Also, Purple Santa Claus will be available for pictures.
 

* Celebrate More this Holiday Season

Join UE Hillel for their second annual Chanukah Party to learn more about Chanukah and help your Jewish classmates celebrate Chanukah!  This event will be held this Thursday, November 29 at 8:00 p.m. in Eykamp 252, Ridgway University Center.  They will be teaching everyone to play dreidle and there will be free latkes (potato pankcakes) for everyone!  Don't miss out on this great chance to have a fun cultural experience right here on campus!

* Informal Session on Study Abroad Opportunity: London-Harlaxton-Istanbul

Would you be interested in a Study Abroad Opportunity: London-Harlaxton-Istanbul from May 2-17? This will be open to students across disciplines, Contemporary European Business Issues (BUS 265/365) will be offered in London, Harlaxton and Istanbul this summer. The course will provide practical applications of course material via on-site corporate visits, guest speakers, and cultural visits in the UK and Turkey.

Join Dr. Omer Bayar, recipient of the 2012 Schroeder Family School of Business Administration Dean’s Teaching Award, for an informal info session about this opportunity this Wednesday, November 28. The session will be from 12-12:50 p.m. in Room 162 (Harkness Hall), in the Schroeder Family School of Business Administration Building.

For more information, please visit http://www.evansville.edu/globalindiana/london.cfm

* 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 at 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 ds120@evansville.edu.

* Faculty/Staff Appreciation Night

Don't forget the annual Faculty/Staff Appreciation Night at the Bookstore is Thursday, November 29 from 4 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., right before Vespers.  Bring your door prizes entry forms to register for one of the door prizes.  If your spouse is coming and you are not able to come yourself, please give your ID to your spouse to receive the discount.

* Candlelight Vespers Service Tonight in Neu Chapel

To observe the beginning of Advent, the Christian season leading up to Christmas Day, all are invited to attend the University of Evansville’s annual Candlelight Vespers service at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, November 29 in Neu Chapel.

Approximately 20 minutes before the service begins, the Neu Chapel Jazz Quartet will perform jazz arrangements of familiar Christmas music. Mai Ishihara, a UE international student from Nagasaki, Japan, will also play the organ as part of the pre-service music.

This year’s Vespers service will feature Kantorei, UE’s smallest and most select choir, singing Benjamin Britten’s A Ceremony of Carols. Harpist Mary Dicken will accompany the group. The service also includes Advent and Christmas congregational hymn singing by candlelight and scripture readings by UE students, faculty, and administrators.

* Holiday Extravaganza Set for Friday, November 30

Those on the Student Activities Board know that the end of the year is full of stress as you're trying to study for finals, or as some of you are trying to graduate.  Such a large amount of stress is never a good thing for anyone.  So the SAB Board wants to invite you and your friends to the annual Holiday Extravaganza, co-sponsored by SAB and Freshman Council. 

The event will be THIS Friday, November 30 from 6-10 p.m. in the Schroeder Family School of Business Administration Building Atrium.  Plenty of things will be going on and you can come and go as you please.  This year, the special treat will be photo mugs, which can be personalized to fit your style.  Along with the photo mugs, there will be hot cocoa and Holiday BINGO all night.  From 7-9 p.m., there will be carriage rides. 

S0 don't miss out on this de-stresser, and come celebrate the holiday season with SAB.

Have a great holiday!
 

* Alumna to Demonstrate Archaeology Game App

Lierin Holly-Falzoni (’09) will be demonstrating the new game app her graphics company, Zombie Cricket Studios, has designed.   The presentation will be Thursday, November 29 at 4:15 p.m. in Room 71, Schroeder Family School of Business Administration Building. The app simulates an archaeological excavation. Lierin has generously agreed to donate 5% of the profits from the app to a Department of Archaeology and Art History scholarship to support students going to archaeological field schools. Join us in supporting one of our own and in thanking her for her donation.
 

* Annual Christmas Art and Crafts Sale Planned for Nov 29-30

The Annual Christmas Art and Crafts Sale will take place on Thursday, November 29 from noon to 6 p.m., and Friday, November 30. from 7:00 a.m. to1:00 p.m. This event will be held in the Melvin Peterson Gallery on the corner of Lincoln and Weinbach Avenues.

So far there are 18 artists and crafters registered to bring work.  Art for sale will range from pottery to prints to acrylics to watercolors.  Crafts for sale will include handmade cards, rice bags, book bags, jewelry, handmade soaps and duck tape wallets.
 

* 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!
 

Info You Should Know

* What UEL Can Do 4U: The Wall Street Journal

Interested in how people used Facebook and Twitter during hurricane Sandy?  Need current information on the “fiscal cliff”— the $400 billion in tax increases and $100 billion in spending cuts slated to take effect January 2?  Curious about final sales figures and market share for Black Friday sales this year?   The Wall Street Journal provides answers to all these questions.

The Journal is considered the preeminent publication for business news and information on financial markets worldwide.  Each issue of every newspaper is completely indexed, so you can access not only current news stories but also detailed information on the arts, sports, business, and popular culture. Editorials, editorial cartoons, and letters to the editor from well-known people are also indexed.  Online access to the paper extends from 1889 to the present.

Contact Kathy Bartelt, kb4, with questions regarding the Wall Street Journal.
 

* Attention December 2012 Graduates:

If you have earned a military honorable discharge or a general discharge under honorable conditions, are on active duty, or in active drilling status, please notify the Cherie Leonhardt in the Office of Veterans Affairs at cl29@evansville.edu or call 488-2141 ASAP.  The Office of Veterans Affairs and UE VETS has a special graduation gift for you! 
 

* Important Information on Spring Class Registration from the Registar's Office

Students will not be able to register for spring classes through WebAdvisor after November 30 at 5:00 p.m.

* 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 www.evansville.edu/registrar 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

Congratulations

* Birth Announcement

Congratulations to Paula Heldt, academic services coordinator in cademic Affairs, on the birth of her first grandchild, Charles Clark Hedde III. Parents are Natalie and Charles Hedde. He was born on Monday, November 19 at 9:54 p.m. weighing in at  8 pounds and 14 ounces,. and 22 ¼ inches long.  Mother, son, father and grandma doing fine!

 

* Biology Seniors Score in 99th Percentile

Once again the seniors in Biology tested in the highest category on the nationally administered Major Field Test in Biology. The test assesses mastery of concepts, principles and knowledge of graduating biology students from approximately 400 institutions nationwide. It is important to note that our students receive no coaching or exam preparation materials prior to the exam, so it is to their credit that they perform at such a high level. Congratulations seniors!

 

* Kathy Liu

Congratulations to Assistant Professor in Exercise and Sport Science Kathy Liu, who has had a paper published in the most recent issue of Athletic Training and Sports Health Care. The paper is titled "Effects of Ankle instability on Gait Parameters: A Systematic Review". Another paper is also in press with Clinical Biomechanics available online ahead of print titled "Examining the Diagnostic Accuracy of Dynamic Postural Stability Measures in Differentiating Along Ankle Instability Status".

* UE Helps UE VETS Donate $1000 to Evansville Vet Center

Thanks to the generous UE community, UE VETS was able to contribute $1000 from proceeds made at their Operation Comedy Show to supporting veterans and their families at the Evansville Vet Center.

Athletics

* Aces to Host UT Martin Wednesday

The University of Evansville women’s basketball team will be at the Ford Center for just the second time this season when it hosts UT Martin in a non-conference tilt Wednesday at 7 p.m.

Evansville (2-3) fell in a pair of road games last week, falling to Murray State, 76-62, Tuesday and Wisconsin, 73-55, Sunday.  Redshirt sophomore Khristian Hart scored a career-high 24 points in the Purple Aces’ loss to the Racers, while senior Samantha Heck led UE with a career-high 25 points in the defeat to the Badgers.  Senior Meagan Collins also played a key role offensively for Evansville, scoring 13 points in each contest.

The Purple Aces rank second in the Missouri Valley Conference in three-point field goals with 40 and are third in the conference in field goal percentage defense, holding opponents to a .381 shooting percentage.  Individually, Hart leads UE in scoring at 17.0 points per game and has tallied a team-high eight steals.  Heck is also averaging in double figures at 14.4 points per contest and leads the squad in rebounding (8.6), field goal percentage (.481) and blocks (7).  Collins has added 12.2 points and 5.0 rebounds per outing for the Aces.

UT Martin (1-5) enters Wednesday’s contest on a four-game losing streak, with losses to three teams ranked in the national top 10 in Baylor, Stanford and Louisville.  In their last outing, the Skyhawks fell to Louisville, 79-61, Monday in Martin, Tenn.  Preseason State Farm Wade Trophy watch list member Heather Butler led UTM with 17 points and played all 40 minutes in the contest.  Jasmine Newsome added 16 points and recorded a team-high five assists and four steals in 39 minutes of action.

On the season, Butler leads the Skyhawks in scoring at 21.8 points per game, while Newsome is scoring 19.7 points per contest and leads UTM in rebounding (5.5), assists (34) and steals (17).   Cortrice Golden has been the top player off the bench for the Skyhawks, as she averages 7.0 points, 3.8 rebounds and 16.3 minutes per outing.

As a team, UT Martin is averaging 67.7 points per game, while giving up 77.8.  The Skyhawks are shooting 39.9 percent from the field and 30.8 percent from behind the arc.  UTM has knocked down 68.0 percent of its free throw opportunities and turns the ball over just 14.3 times per contest.

UT Martin returns five letterwinners, including three starters, from last year’s team that finished 23-9 overall and 15-1 in the Ohio Valley Conference to claim the regular-season and OVC Tournament titles.  The Skyhawks are under the direction of fourth-year head coach Kevin McMillan, who owns a career record of 56-44.

Following Wednesday’s game with UT Martin, the Aces will be back on the road for a pair of games at Ohio State and Eastern Illinois.  Evansville will face the Buckeyes, Dec. 1, at 11 a.m., prior to traveling to Charleston, Ill., for a 7 p.m. contest with the Panthers on Dec. 4.

* Women's Soccer Garners NSCAA Team Academic Award

The University of Evansville women’s soccer team was recognized by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) for its efforts off the pitch during the 2011-12 academic year, as the Purple Aces were one of 504 women’s programs to receive the Team Academic Award.

Evansville women’s soccer players posted a cumulative grade-point average (GPA) of 3.19 to earn the annual award, which is given to teams that achieve a cumulative GPA of 3.00.  UE was one of six Missouri Valley Conference schools that received the honor.

The Evansville men’s and women’s soccer teams both received the NSCAA Team Academic award, making UE just one of 154 schools that had both their men’s and women’s programs recognized.

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