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Thursday, January 24, 2013

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* Two More Days to Register for Nerd Wars!

You have 2 more days till registration closes for Nerd Wars!!

The Annual Nerd Wars Trivia Night Fundraiser will be held on Tuesday, February 12 at 7:00 p.m. in Eykamp 251-252, Ridgway University Center. The proceedings from Nerd Wars will be going to Albion Fellows Bacon Center and the Honors Program’s new outreach program.

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. 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! We are accepting the first 34 teams so to be sure to organize your team asap to ensure your place in the Nerd Wars competition. 

We are also having the Nerdiest Costume Contest again.  So pull out the suspenders and the Steve Urkle glasses to accentuate your inner geek.  Both singles and team entries are allowed.

Sign up forms are available in Lesa Hofferth’s office (KC 238) to register.  You can also send her an email (lh70) with your team name, team members, and shirt sizes and then drop by her office to turn in your money. 

Teams must register by Friday January 25; it is $5 per person to register.  Get your geek on!!!

* Faculty and Staff - Sign Up for UEMTA Spotlight

Faculty and staff - the University of Evansville Music Therapy Association invites you to participate in this year’s Spotlight.  The event is on February 8 at 7:00 p.m. in Eykamp Hall, Ridgway University Center.  Spotlight is a great opportunity for those outside of the Music Department to display their musical talent.  Proceeds will go towards the Isaac Miller Music Matters Endowment, as well as helping music therapy students attend conferences.  If you are interested in performing a musical talent for Spotlight this year, or have any questions, please email Katie Demuth (kd135), by midnight on January 28.

 

* Dean's List Students Recognized at Libraries

Students who earned Dean’s List status for Autumn Semester 2012 are recognized in an exhibit at UE Libraries’ entry level.  Students merit the honor of begin named to the Dean’s List at the conclusion of each semester by earning a semester grade point average of 3.5 on a four point scale while carrying a full academic course load of at least twelve hours excluding Pass/Fail courses.  Exhibit continues through February 4.
 

Upcoming Events

* Spanish Club Music Night Set for January 28!

Spanish Club will be hosting a Music Night event on Monday, January 28 from 6 to 7 p.m. in Room 75, Schroeder Family School of Business Administration Building. Bring in your favorite song in Spanish to enjoy a night of Latin American music and culture. You can look up songs on YouTube or play a song on a CD, just show up with a song and some friends. Email song lyrics to Doctor Rodriguez-Quevedo at dr130@evansville.edu if you'd like a hard copy of the lyrics to take home. Hope to see you there!

* Engineering Forum

On Wednesday, Jan. 30, the Society for Women Engineers (SWE), the College of Engineering and Computer Science, Office of Alumni and Parent Relations, and the Office of Career Services and Cooperative Education are sponsoring the annual Engineering Career Forum.

Representatives from several organizations, including Accuride Corporation, American Structure Point, Ciholas, Duke Energy, Flanders Electric, Genscape, Hafer Associates, International Revolving Doors, OFS Brands, RW Armstrong, Sabic Innovative Plastics, Skanska, Tony Huff and Associates Engineering Solutions, Vectren, and Windstream will be in attendance to provide professional advice and to network with students.

Engineering and Computer Science students should sign up in Tina Newman’s office by Friday, Jan. 25 at noon.

* "Transitions to Professionalism: New Career" Luncheon & Workshop

“Transitions to Professionalism:  New Career” luncheon and workshop is set for Tuesday, Feb. 5 from 12:15-1:15 p.m.
Transitioning to a new career can be exciting, as well as, overwhelming.  Join Fred Cox, director of compensation and benefits at Vectren Corporation and UE instructor, to learn tips to help ease your transition and prepare you for success.  A complimentary luncheon will be provided with an RSVP to ds120@evansville.edu by Jan. 28. The luncheon & workshop will be in Eykamp 253 and 254, Ridgway University Center. 

This event is sponsored by the Office of Veterans Affairs, UE VETS (Veterans Education Transition Support), and AES (Adult Education Society) student organizations in collaboration with UE Center for Career Development. 

Watch for more Transitions to Professionalism workshops:
February 26 - “Résumé Writing” with Director of Career Services Gene Wells
April 2 – “Mixing and Mingling Your Way to a Job” with Theatre Marketing Director Sharla Cowden
 

* Office Staff Association February Luncheon

The February OSA luncheon will be held on February 12. Our guest speaker is Carol McClintock, broker associate at F.C. Tucker Emge Realty and wife of Mayor Lloyd Winnecke ’82. She will share her career success and give us details about being the wife of the mayor. Lunch includes vegetable lasagna, red velvet cake, and more. The cost is $8.75. Please sign up for the lunch whether brown-bagging it or purchasing your lunch  to Kim Flener at kf129 or ext. 2852 no later than February 8.

* Kentucky Derby Festival Marathon and Mini- Marathon

Are you a runner? Are you interested in training to run a mini–marathon (13.1miles)? If so, tie up your running shoes and join TEAM UE for the Kentucky Derby Festival Marathon and Mini- Marathon on Saturday, April 27.  An informational meeting is scheduled for  Wednesday, January 30 in the Fitness Center Lobby at 5:00pm. In the meantime, you may visit the link www.derbyfestivalmarathon.com  to view race, course and training information. Please contact Jeff Chestnut (jc56) or Angie Stauber (as547) if you are interested in joining  TEAM UE.

Info You Should Know

* Become an Admission Ambassador!

Do you have a love for meeting new people and a love for UE?  If so, then Admission Ambassadors is the organization for you!  Applications are now available in the Office of Admissions, and they will be due January 25.  Stop by the Admissions Office to grab your application, and feel free to ask any questions you might have.

* What UEL Can Do 4U: Applied Science & Technology Source

Do you need research articles on wind power plants located in Indiana or how global warming will affect water resources? Or are you interested in which antipsychotic drugs the Eli Lilly Company is manufacturing and promoting?

Applied Science & Technology Source provides articles for these topics.

Applied Science & Technology Source focuses on traditional engineering research, as well as research concerning the business and social implications of new technology.

Applied Science & Technology Source provides content from leading trade and industrial journals, professional and technical society journals, specialized subject periodicals, buyers’ guides, directories, and conference proceedings.

Content Includes:
• Full text for 1,400 journals
• Indexing and abstracts for thousands of academic journals and professional publications
• Citations to millions of articles, including book reviews
• Searchable cited references for key journals
• A database-specific thesaurus
• Podcasts from leading museums

Contact Kathy Bartelt (kb4 or 2486) with comments or questions regarding Applied Science & Technology Source.


 

* Men's Soccer Program Needs Student Managers

The Men’s Soccer program is looking for one or more student managers for this Spring. Duties include helping at practices and matches, handling practice clothing and uniforms, and laundry. A scholarship is available. Contact Coach Marshall Ray at ext.1015 or mr32.

* Whitney Noland Named UE Grants Manager

Whitney Noland has been hired as the University of Evansville’s grants manager, a new position dedicated to securing and maintaining grant support for the UE community. She comes to the University from Evansville ARC, where she served as the annual fund and grants coordinator.

“The University faculty and administrators already have a successful track record of securing funding for research and scholarship activities,” Noland said. “With the creation of the new Office of Grants and Sponsored Programs, I believe there will be even more engagement with sponsored programs, which will help make the UE community even better.” 

At UE, Noland’s responsibilities will include managing the proposal submission and administration processes for grants and contracts from governmental organizations and private foundations, maintaining relationships with external grant managers and program officers of funding agencies, coordinating pre- and post-award activities and ensuring post-award compliance, and researching grant opportunities for UE faculty and administrators.

Before joining the University of Evansville in December 2012, Noland worked in the grant and technical communication fields for the nonprofit sector in southern Indiana and central Illinois, where her work included writing grant proposals and technical documents, copywriting and editing, and graphic design.

Noland holds a Master of Arts in English with a concentration in professional writing from Eastern Illinois University and a Bachelor of Arts in English with a concentration in creative writing from the University of Southern Indiana.

* News from the Wellness Nurse

Employee Healthy Lifestyle Challenge to Begin Jan. 28
A new Healthy Lifestyle Challenge for employees and spouses will begin Jan. 28. This challenge focuses on obtaining or maintaining a healthy weight.  $50 gift cards will be awarded in 4 areas. If you still need HRA credit, completion of this challenge will earn $150 credit for the HRA account, too.  Complete rules are available on AceLink>Human Resources>Wellness>Healthy Lifestyle Challenge or see the nurse on Monday, Jan. 28, 1 - 3 p.m., in Krannert Lobby to register.


Flu Shots Available on Campus
Flu shots will also be available Jan. 28, 1 - 3 p,m. in Krannert Lobby.   Anyone 18 years of age or older may receive a shot.  The cost is $15 exact cash or check payable to the University of Evansville.

* Electronic Pickpocketing – Protect your Identity

As the market moves away from single magnetic stripe technology on credit and debit cards towards new contactless smartcards using Radio Frequency ID (RFID) chips to embed information such as account numbers, expiration dates, etc., there is a new surge in identity theft and fraudulent payments involving electronic pickpocketing.  Electronic pickpocketing is well on its way to becoming the number one way to obtain personal information being broadcast by radio waves from credit cards, passports and other ID cards.   For more information visit http://www.wkyc.com/news/investigative/article/255188/230/Investigator-Electronic-pickpocketing-a-growing-problem

The good news is that electronic pickpocketing is easily preventable by using Radio Frequency ID (RFID) blocking wallets, security sleeves, etc.  To prevent electronic pickpocketing of UE Pcards, UE cardholders will be receiving a complimentary Identity Stronghold security sleeve via campus mail from the Office of Administrative Services to keep their UE Pcard safe.

For those interested in keeping personal credit cards secure, Identity Stronghold security card sleeves are now available for purchase from the UE Bookstore.
 

Congratulations

* Payal Patel-Dovlatabadi, Wes Milner and Bill Stroube

UE’s Health Services Administration Program co-sponsored the 7th International Conference on Health Care Systems and Global Business Issues in Jaipur, India, January 3–6.  Three UE faculty members,  Payal Patel-Dovlatabadi, Wes Milner and Bill Stroube, presented papers.  Stroube served as one of the conference organizers.  The conference and UE’s participation received wide media coverage in India.

Athletics

* Men's Basketball Rallies Past Bradley For 66-56 Win

Colt Ryan scored 19 points while Egidijus Mockevicius added 10 rebounds to lead the University of Evansville men's basketball team to a 66-56 win over Bradley on Wednesday evening at the Ford Center.Up 51-50 in the second half, UE (12-8, 5-3 MVC) scored nine in a row and never looked back while cruising to the win.  Ryan hit 7-of-13 shots to finish with 19.  He was the only Ace in double figures as Ned Cox finished with 9 while Lewis Jones and Troy Taylor chipped in eight apiece.  Mockevicius had one of his top efforts as the freshman scored 7 points while leading all players with a career-high 10 rebounds and four blocks.

"We need everybody to contribute, from Lewis Jones' start to great minutes from D.J. to Adam Wing's shot, everyone had a part," head coach Marty Simmons said.  "In order for our team to be successful, we need to be a balanced basketball team.  Every night in the league is a battle and you have to compete hard to have a chance."

Lewis Jones had it going early on, knocking down three of his first four shots to help the Aces jump out to an 8-6 lead in the early going.  He had the opening four UE points in the contest.  After the Braves tied the game up at 8-all, Ned Cox showed his hand, scoring the next six points for the Aces as they would later go on an 8-0 run to take an 18-10 lead before BU responded with five in a row of their own to get back within a possession inside of eight minutes left in the first half.

Bradley was able chop into the deficit thanks to 16 first-half points courtesy of Walt Lemon Jr. as he was a perfect 4-4 from 3-point range in the opening half.  The Braves tied the game up at 28-28 before Cox connected on a bucket in the final seconds to send UE to the break with a 30-28 lead.

In the first half, BU was 4-6 from 3-point range while Evansville was 0-4.  Evansville's success came off of its defense, which forced ten turnovers in the first stanza.  Inside the arc, the Aces were 12-20 while Bradley hit just six out of 18 attempts.

Colt Ryan hit three out of his first five attempts of the second half as the Aces slowly pushed the lead back to seven at 46-36 eight minutes into the period.  The Braves would counter with a run of their own, reeling off seven out of the next ten points to get within a possession once again at 46-43.

After missing its first 10 treys of the night, freshman Adam Wing changed that in an instance as Ryan found him open in the corner to give Evansville a 51-45 edge.  The Braves quickly countered that with a 5-0 stretch capped by a Will Egolf three, BU's sixth one of the night.  Up by just a point, Evansville refused to give in, scoring nine in a row in a stretch that included a Ryan three as the UE lead reached double figures for the first time at 60-50.  The Aces hit 5-of-7 buckets in the run.

The lead did not go under eight points over the remainder of the contest as the Aces earned the 66-56 victory. 

By finishing with a 32-31 rebounding edge, Evansville improved to 8-1 when holding the advantage on the boards.  The Aces are also 5-0 when winning the opening tip and 11-3 when leading at the half.

Lemon led Bradley with 22 points on 8-of-15 shooting and a 4-4 performance from long range.  Dyricus Simms-Edwards and Tyshon Pickett notched 12 points apiece.

Next up for the Purple Aces will be a trip to Normal, Ill. to face Illinois State.  Evansville and ISU face each other on Saturday at 7:00 p.m. at Redbird Arena.  The MVC Network will televise the contest.  On Tuesday, UE returns home to face Northern Iowa. 

* UE Athletics to Host "Purple Sunday"

University of Evansville fans are encouraged to wear purple to the Purple Aces’ women’s basketball game on Sunday against Wichita State to support the Lady Aces and local Relay for Life teams that will be in attendance as part of “Purple Sunday”.  In addition, the first 150 fans in attendance will receive free t-shirts.

Evansville (6-10, 4-1 MVC) will host Missouri State Friday at 11 a.m., prior to welcoming the Missouri Valley Conference-leading Shockers to the Ford Center at 1 p.m.  The Aces, who will be wearing their purple jerseys for Sunday’s game, are currently on a three-game winning streak and are off to their best start in Valley play since the 2006-07 season.

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