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Friday, January 11, 2013

* Professor Emeritus David Gugin Has Died

University of Evansville Professor Emeritus David Gugin died at his home on Wednesday, January 9. There was a memorial service at 11 a.m. in Neu Chapel on Monday, January 14. Burial will be at Oakhill Cemetery at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, January 15.

He is survived by his wife, Linda, daughter Patricia (Ron) Cleghorn and son David Larkin (Lwin), a sister, Mary (Joe) Maheras, and five grandchildren, Zack, Jessica, and Daniel Cleghorn and Sanda and David Gugin.

Dr. Gugin was a long-time professor of political science at UE, retiring in 2004. During his 33 years at the University, Dr. Gugin was named Outstanding Teacher of the Year and received the Sadelle and Sydney Berger Award for Service. In 2008, he was the recipient of the Samuel Orr Honorary Alumnus Award.

He served in many positions at UE, including chair of the political science department, director of John L. Igleheart Center for the Study of Urban Affairs, and director of international admissions and international studies. He was coordinator and director of the summer program in Japan and a member of many UE committees, including the Executive Committee, the University Senate, and the Dean’s Search Committee.

Along with his University duties, Gugin did consulting work for Evansville community organizations. He was a member of the Mayor of Evansville 1975 Indiana’s Task Force on Human Resources and the West Side Neighborhood Improvement Association. He was also a consultant to Leadership Evansville Inc. and the Evansville Bar Association.

UE Professor of Philosophy Dick Connolly noted that "Dr. Gugin was a dedicated teacher who was loved and admired by his students whom he thoroughly enjoyed harassing. He was a great colleague and a genuine character. He died peacefully at home on Wednesday afternoon. For those of you who knew him, that may have been the only thing he ever did peacefully. He will be missed."

Those wishing to make a contribution in David's honor may make it to the David A. Gugin Memorial Fund at the University of Evansville, Indiana, 1800 Lincoln Avenue, Evansville, Indiana 47722, or to a charity of the donor's choice. Contributions to the memorial fund will support the costs of students who study abroad.



* Martin Luther King Jr. Day Events

On Monday, January 21, the University of Evansville will hold its 25th annual re-enactment of the 1963 Civil Rights March on Washington. This year marks the 50th anniversary of the original march. Everyone is invited to join in the events. They are all free and open to the public. Please note there is a new gathering location to begin the march!

10:30 a.m.
Viewing of the 57th Presidential Inauguration
For only the second time, the celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day and the public Presidential Inauguration fall on the same day. The inauguration ceremonies will be shown on the main screen in the Bernhardt Atrium in the Schroeder Family School of Business Administration Building

Noon - 1:00 p.m.
Hear excerpts from Martin Luther King Jr.’s historic speeches on 91.5 WUEV.

12:45 p.m.
Walk for Justice 
Note: New gathering location. Participants gather in the Bernhardt Atrium in the Schroeder Family School of Business Administration Building. Refreshments will be served.

7:00 p.m.
William G. and Rose M. Mays Martin Luther King Jr. Lectureship, Eykamp Hall, Room 251, Ridgway University Center

Through the generosity of William G. and Rose M. Mays, this lectureship funds the annual keynote speaker during the UE’s celebration.

Speaker: The Honorable Timothy C. Evans, Chief Judge, Cook County (Ill.) Circuit Court
Timothy C. Evans serves as the chief judge of the Circuit Court of Cook County, the largest of the 22 judicial circuits in Illinois and one of the largest unified court systems in the world.He was first elected chief judge in September 2001 by unanimous vote of the circuit judges. He was re-elected in 2004, 2007, and 2010. He is the fourth person to serve as chief judge of the Circuit Court of Cook County, and the first African American to serve in the position. During his 10 years as chief judge, Evans has brought sweeping reforms to the court that are both innovative and compassionate. Under his leadership, there has been an unparalleled growth in free legal services for low-income, self-represented litigants, including a free mediation program to help homeowners facing foreclosure. Throughout his career, Evans has been an outspoken voice for equal opportunities for women and minorities.

Please use the hashtag #UEMLK when you Tweet pix and comments from the march and other events.


What's Happening Today

* Phi Alpha Theta 2013 Calendar Distribution

The Phi Alpha Theta Calendars are here!  We will be in Ridgway University Center Lobby from 4:30-7:00 this Thursday and Friday near Cafe Court.  Come pick up your pre-ordered calendar.  If you forgot to pre-order one, don't worry, we will have calendars available for purchase at the table as well for $10!



* Sigma Alpha Iota Recruitment

Are you a woman with a love for music?  If so, you are invited to the recruitment events for Sigma Alpha Iota, the women's music fraternity.  Informal recruitment events will take place Friday, January 11 at 7 pm and Sunday, January 13 at 9 pm in Room 110, Fine Arts Building.  Both music majors and non-majors are welcome, as well as those affiliated with social Greek organizations.  For questions or more information please contact Emily Naas at


Upcoming Events

* "Name Calling and Flame Throwing" at University Worship this Sunday

“Name Calling and Flame Throwing” is the topic at University Worship this Sunday in Neu Chapel at 10:30 a.m. You are invited to worship this Sunday in Neu Chapel as we celebrate “The Baptism of the Lord” Sunday. God calls us by name with fire and water to prompt our work in the world. Students will lead our worship with word and song. As always, Donut Bank donut balls and coffee are out for consumption by 10:00 a.m. Bring a friend and start your semester at the table of grace.

* Student Tailgate on Sunday, January 13

UE students! The Athletics Department would like to "Welcome Back" everyone to campus with a day filled with fun and exciting events! From 12–1 p.m. we are having a tailgate area set up in The Centre parking lot just east of the Ford Center (Corner of Walnut & SE 9th Street). FREE pizza, koozie giveaways, two (2) $100 Visa Gift Card drawings and HOT 96 Radio will all be there. Not to mention Bonus Student Rewards points for attending!

After that our Lady Aces Basketball team takes on SIU at 1 PM with FREE t-shirts for all UE students that attend, plus, one lucky student who is at the Women’s Basketball game will get a chance to shoot a half-court shot for $10,000!! Yes, you read that correct…$10,000! The one lucky student will get that chance of a lifetime at the Men’s game which follows at 3:35 PM when they take on NATIONALLY RANKED #23 Wichita State.  With a great opponent coming into town, we would love to see you all there and have a great crowd to cheer on the Aces to victory!

* WUEV, AcesTV Call-Out Meeting Set For Monday At 4:30 PM

Are you interested in radio?  Are you interested in working with video?  Or, are you interested in broadcasting University of Evansville athletic events?  If the answer is yes to any of those three things, then you are invited and encouraged to attend the WUEV/AcesTV Joint Call-Out Meeting on Monday, January 14 at 4:30 pm outside of the WUEV Studios, located on the second floor of the Ridgway Center.  Radio positions are available in virtually every genre of music, while positions are also available to work with AcesTV and to also broadcast UE’s Division I sporting events.  For more information, please contact WUEV General Manager Tom Benson via email at or by phone at extension 2689.

* "Global Experiences" Opens Monday in Melvin Peterson Gallery

The University of Evansville’s Department of Art is proud to present “Global Experiences,” an exhibition featuring the work of three local artists: paintings by Cedric Hustace, photographs by Jim McKinney, and ceramics by David Rodenberg.

The show, which includes 44 works inspired by the artists’ international travels, will run from January 14-February 20 in the Melvin Peterson Gallery, located on the corner of Lincoln and Weinbach avenues. The gallery is open from noon-3 p.m. Monday-Friday. All exhibits are free, open to the public, and handicap accessible. For more information, please contact the Department of Art at 812-488-2043.

* Informal Spanish Discussion on Wednesdays!

Café en español. Are you enrolled in advanced Spanish courses and do you want to discuss topics such as food, music, movies or other interests of yours? Come to Jazzman café every Wednesday from 5 to 6 pm for the opportunity to do so. Please share this information with other students. For more information contact Dr. Andueza (


Info You Should Know

* Apply to Be an International Orientation Leader

Applications for students interested in becoming an International Orientation Leader (IOL) are available in the Office of Cultural Engagement and International Services (RUC 220). Or you can access the application here: We are seeking any student – domestic or international – who is outgoing, helpful, responsible, and loves all things international. Applications are due on January 30, so begin your application today! Email Lauren Doss at if you have any questions!

* Nominations for the 2013 Outstanding Teacher Award NOW Being Accepted

Nominations for the 2013 Outstanding Teacher Award are NOW being accepted.

Each year during Spring Commencement, the UE Alumni Association recognizes one Outstanding Teacher for exemplary teaching and student service. Students, faculty, administrators, staff, and alumni may nominate a teacher they feel exemplifies the award’s stated goals of “encouraging outstanding teaching and the inclusion of students in as many facets of academic life as possible.”

Take a couple of minutes to honor a professor who you feel exemplifies teaching excellence with a nomination. The Outstanding Teacher Award form can be found at Please complete your nomination by Thursday, January 31, 2013. If you have any questions you can email Jennifer Graban at or call #2509.

Eligible Professors
Full-time faculty who have taught in the classroom at UE for at least two years and hold the rank of lecturer, instructor, assistant professor, associate professor or professor are eligible to be nominated. 

(Past recipients within the last 5 years, ‘08 William Stroube; ‘09 James MacLeod; ‘10 Jeff Tilly; ’11 James Berry,  and ’12 Mari Plikuhn are not eligible).

* Meal Plan Change Deadline

Students may change their meal plan for the spring semester until 5:00 pm, Friday January 11.  To change your meal plan, click here -

For more information on meal plans, see the dining section of the Residence Life website at

* What UEL Can Do 4U: Value Line Research Center Service

Do you need information— investment research, data and expert analysis— on a particular company?  Are you considering purchasing stock in a favorite company—Panera Bread, Apple, or Nike?  

The Value Line Institutional Survey, now available online through UE Libraries,   provides this information for 3,400 stocks, across 100 industries, representing 90% of the daily U.S. trading volume for U. S. companies; online access is now available to this Survey of the Value Line Research Center Service.

The Value Line Research Center incorporates online access to Value Line’s leading publications covering stocks, mutual funds, options, and convertible securities, as well as special situation stocks. 

The Research Center features a number of useful functions:  an online stock screener that allows you to select equities according to a wide variety of criteria, analyst-created model portfolios, and fully customizable subscriber portfolios, as well as the ability to export data to Excel and print available reports in .pdf format.

Contact Kathy Bartelt ( with questions or comments regarding Value Line Research Center Service. 

Happy Investing!

* Road Trip Hosts Needed!

The Office of Admission needs current UE students who live in the residence halls to host prospective high school seniors for Road Trip February 15-17. If you are available, you can register to host at, emailing Ashley Jackson Ross ( or Bryan Hamann (, or stopping by the Office of Admission (OH 104).

* 2013 Spring Fitness Class Schedule

The 2013 Spring Fitness classes begin on January 14! The schedule is:

Insanity – Monday through Friday 6:30am to 7:30am and 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Weight Training –Mondays and Wednesdays 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
Basic Cardio – Mondays and Wednesdays 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Total Fitness – Tuesdays and Thursdays 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Noon Time Basketball – Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays  12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Pilates – Tuesdays and Thursdays 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Yoga – Tuesdays and Thursdays 5:00 pm -6:00 pm
Line Dancing – Mondays  6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Brazilian Dance - Tuesdays and Thursdays 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Zumba – Wednesdays 6:00 pm -7:00 pm
Piloxing – Mondays 7:00 pm -8:00 pm
Turbo Kick – Wednesdays 7:00 pm -8:00 pm


* Call for Proposals

This is a call for nominations/applications of UE faculty to serve as a UE Global Scholar for the 2013-14 academic year.  It is anticipated that up to five appointments will be made.  Global Scholars will engage in scholarship, travel and/or research activities related to the impact of globalization on our learning environment.  Global Scholars will receive a $2,000 stipend and a professional development budget of $3,000 for expenses, e.g., materials, books, travel, workshop registration, etc.  In addition, funds will be available to the Global Scholar’s department to provide a one-course release during the academic year.  It is expected that Global Scholar activities will have an impact on the global awareness and understanding of our learning community through curriculum or co-curricular activities.  We will value both research and pedagogical advancement in the proposed projects.  Projects that impact both of these elements will be given stronger consideration.  An evaluation form and narrative report detailing activities will be required on or before June 28, 2014.  A requirement of the Global Scholars program is to provide a written summary of the project performed upon completion of the work.  We may also ask for updates on progress during the course of the work.

Nominations/Applications should be made to the Institute for Global Enterprise in Indiana, Schroeder Family School of Business Administration Building, Room 260.  Deadline for full consideration is February 8, 2013.  Electronic submissions may be sent to Dan Miller, Executive Director, Institute for Global Enterprise in Indiana at  Materials in support of the candidate should include information that supports the candidate’s appointment and a description of activities proposed by the nominee/applicant, not to exceed one page.  The appropriate Department head and Dean must approve the application in advance. Materials will be reviewed by the Institute and Dr. Steve Standifird, Dean of the Schroeder Family School of Business Administration, in collaboration with the Council of Deans. Please provide your dean a copy of your submission.  Appointments will be announced by February 22, 2013.

* Join the Aces Brass

The Aces Brass/University Band welcomes musicians of all levels of experience to perform at basketball games as well as concert band literature. We always welcome all woodwinds, brass, and percussion, although this semester we especially need more percussionists this semester who can play drum set. The conference games are underway and it’s an exciting time to get involved. Activities this semester involve several basketball games, an exhibition performance, our final concert, and overnight trips to the Men’s and Women’s Missouri Valley Conference tournaments in the St. Louis area. Contact Dr. Groulx at for more information.

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

Applications for students interested in becoming an Orientation Leader (OL) will be available beginning January 7, 2013 in the VP/Dean of Students Office.  The office is located in Ridgway University Center, Room 230, in the Student Life Center.  Application deadline is Monday, January 21, by 4:30 p.m.

If you have any questions, please contact the VP/Dean of Students at ext. 2500.



* Sarah Malik

Psychology and sociology major Sarah Malik has won a competitive APPLE award (Access Path to Psychology and Law Experience Program) from the American Psychological Association to fund her research with Assistant Professor of Psychology Maggie Stevenson on biases against homosexual juvenile sexual offenders.

* Jamie K. Burkhart

Assistant Professor of Nursing Jamie K. Burkhart has had an article published in the Journal of Gynecologic Surgery. The title of the article is "Safety and Effectiveness of NovaSure Endometrial Ablation After Placement of Essure Micro-Inserts."


* UE Graduate and Professors Performing in Arts Council Series

The University of Evansville will be well represented in the Arts Council of Southwestern Indiana Brown Bag Performance Series this month. On January 16, UE  graduate and saxophonist Monte Skelton will perform. On January 23, University of Evansville Professor Bill Hemminger, pianist, will give a performance. Then on January 30, University of Evansville Adjunct Instructor of Music Erzebet Gaal Rinne, harpist, will play.

The performances are free and are in the Bower-Suhrheinrich Gallery at 318 Main Street. So come bring your lunch and attend! For more information, visit or call 812-422-2111.


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