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Friday, February 1, 2013

Upcoming Events

* Speaker Broadcast to Feature Rudy Giuliani on February 5

The National Society of Leadership and Success is pleased to announce that former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani  will kick off the speaker broadcasts for spring 2013. The event is set for February 5 at 6:00 pm in Hyde Hall 126, Giuliani will be speaking on the topic, "Principled Leadership: In the Face of Change and Crisis.” 

Giuliani is the renowned 107th Mayor of New York City (1993-2001). Under his leadership, he reduced the overall crime and murder rate to make New York City the safest large city in America.  Just when New Yorkers were beginning to enjoy the city's revitalization, the unimaginable hit on 9-11. Giuliani swiftly marshaled his remarkable leadership skills to pull his city, and perhaps the entire nation, through the crisis.  As a result of his accomplishments, he was named "Person of the Year" by Time magazine, received an honorary knighthood by the Queen of England and awarded the "Ronald Reagan Presidential Freedom Award".  He has been touted as one of the most effective chief executives in modern American history.

The campus community is welcomed to attend the speakers offered by the National Society of Leadership and Success. Members will receive credit and Honors students will receive credit as well.

* Sodexo - Not Just Food Service - Learn More on February 13

Did you know Sodexo is the 22nd largest employer in the WORLD? Did you know Sodexo has locations in 80 countries with 33,400 sites?

Sodexo has career opportunities in:
Human Resources; Hospitality
Marketing/Product; Food Services
Business/Strategic Management  
Customer Support/Client Care

Find out about diverse career opportunities and sample some of their finest appetizers on Wednesday, February 13 at 4-5 p.m. in Eykamp 253/254, Ridgway University Center.


* Matthew Knoester to Speak af Andiron Lecture on February 6

The next University of Evansville Andiron Lecture is set for Wednesday, February 6 in Eykamp 252, Ridgway University Center. The lecture begins at 4 p.m. with a social gathering with beverages preceding it at 3:45 p.m. The speaker will be Assistant Professor of Education Matthew Knoester. His topic is “International Struggles for Democratic Education.”

Knoester holds a master’s degree from Harvard and a PhD in curriculum and instruction from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. He is a National Board Certified Teacher and was formerly a teacher in the Boston Public Schools, where he taught in a small, democratically-run school founded by MacArthur award-winner Deborah Meier. He recently published two books on democratic education: an edited volume, International Struggles for Critical Democratic Education, and a book about the school where he taught in Boston, Democratic Education in Practice: Inside the Mission Hill School.

In this lecture, Knoester discusses these books, making a case that expanding access to educational opportunities is important for cultivating democratic citizenship. He explains why this project is threatened by the current focus on marketization of schooling and by the view that the primary purpose of schools is training for economic development, rather than preparation for democratic self-rule.

For further information, call the series coordinator M. Christine Mohn at 812-488-2585 or the College of Arts and Sciences at 812-488-2589.

* Family Weekend 2013 Set for September 27–29 - Make Plans Now!

Family Weekend is scheduled for September 27–29.  The Office of Alumni and Parent Relations has started working on event planning. If your department or student organization would like to have an event during Family Weekend, please complete the “Family Weekend Event Form” by clicking on this link: , or e-mail the information to:  Like last year’s successful weekend, we would like to have a lot of student and department participation!  If you have any questions, please contact Donna Jones at 488-2586.

* Early Reminder for May Graduates

May graduates - please mark your calendar to attend Commencement Central on either Monday, February 25 or Tuesday, February 26.  Monday's event will be held from 4-7 p.m. upstairs in the Ridgway University Center.  Tuesday's event will be held outside of the UE Bookstore from 11 a.m.-3 p.m.  You can easily complete all your graduation activities by attending one of these days.  You will verify your graduation information with the Registrar's Office, meet with the Alumni Office and Career Planning Office, and purchase your cap and gown plus order your graduation announcements if so desired.  This is a simple and easy process to complete your graduation plans and is must do for any May graduate.  There will also be door prizes.  If you have any questions beforehand please contact the Bookstore.


Info You Should Know

* RecycleMania is Coming!

Recycle Mania is back!  On February 3 and during the following two months UE will compete in this nationwide, friendly recycling rivalry with many other schools. Your participation is needed!  You can help by recycling as much as possible, and by not tossing trash in recycle containers. During the tournament our recycling numbers and competitive status will be reported regularly. Contact Jan Schrader at 2697 or with questions, concerns and suggestions. 

* Margery Florence Kahn Scholarship for 2013-14 -- Applications now available

All University of Evansville full-time undergraduate students who will be juniors or seniors in 2013-14 may apply. An essay of about 300 words must accompany the application, along with two to five faculty recommendation letters.

It was the desire of the donor, Margery Florence Kahn, that her scholarship be awarded to "dedicated and conscientious students who exhibit a true passion for their chosen fields of study, and who, in the opinion of the members of the University of Evansville faculty, are likely to bring the same enthusiasm into the performance of their jobs or the practice of the professions which they will pursue following graduation."

Applications are available from the Office of Financial Aid (Olmsted Hall 116). Completed applications and recommendation letters should be returned by April 1.

Questions may be directed to the Office of Financial Aid at (812) 488-2364, (800) 424-8634 or

* Applications Still Being Accepted for Harlaxton College

There is still time to apply for Harlaxton College, the British Campus of the University of Evansville, for the 2013 five-week summer session or either semester of next year.

The following 2013 Harlaxton summer courses have been confirmed and are still accepting applications:

ES 103 Fundamentals of Environmental Science
SOC 105 Introduction to Sociology
SOC 301 Special Topics in Sociology: Love, Sex, and Society
THTR 110 Introduction to Theatre
WRTG 330 Special Topics: Writing Workshop
WRTG 500 Special Topics: Writing Workshop (open only to graduate students)

In addition, EXSS 451 Exercise and Sport Psychology is confirmed but is now closed to new applications.

We continue to welcome applications for Fall 2013 and will review new submissions on a rolling basis so long as space is available.

If you are considering Spring 2014 at Harlaxton, the priority application deadline is March 1st, just before Spring Break.

Full information and applications for all sessions are available at the Study Abroad Office, SB 261.

* Taking Applications Now for Student Homecoming 2013 Chair

It seems so far away, but the planning must begin for the 2013 Homecoming Week. We are currently taking applications for the student Homecoming Chairperson. If you are interested in being the student chair, contact Geoff Edwards at

* Spotlight Deadline Extended to Saturday

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. We still need performers! Proceeds will go to 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 February 2.



* Musical Madness 2013 Winners

Congratulations to all our 2013 Musical Madness participants on wonderful performances.  This year’s winners include:

Best Directors: Eric Stoessel, Phi Gamma Delta and Tyler Samuel, Phi Mu
Best Actress: Ashley Shoultz, Chi Omega
Best Actor: Adam Barga, Phi Gamma Delta
Crowd Pleaser: Phi Kappa Tau and Chi Omega
3rd Place: Sigma Alpha Epsilon, Sigma Alpha Iota and Zeta Tau Alpha
2nd Place: Phi Kappa Tau and Chi Omega
1st Place: Phi Gamma Delta, Alpha Omicron Pi and Kappa Chi

This year’s proceeds total just under $2000.00.  These proceeds will be donated to Big Brothers, Big Sisters of the Ohio Valley, located here in Evansville, IN.

Thank you to our judges, the UE Theatre Department, Center for Student Engagement and all of our guests!

* Anthony Beavers

Anthony Beavers, professor of philosophy and director of cognitive science, was recently invited to serve on the scientific committee of NUMTA 2013 (Numerical Computations: Theory and Algorithms) International Conference and Summer School to be held June 17th through the 23rd on the Tyrrenhian Sea in Italy. The goal of the NUMTA2013 Conference is to create a multidisciplinary round table for an open discussion on numerical modeling nature by using traditional and emerging computational paradigms. The Conference will discuss all aspects of numerical computations and modeling from foundations and philosophy to advanced numerical techniques. New technological challenges and fundamental ideas from theoretical computer science, linguistic, logic, set theory, and philosophy will meet requirements and new fresh applications from physics, chemistry, biology, and economy. This position follows from Dr. Beavers work in Complexity Theory and Dynamic Associative Networks here in the United States.


* Robert Dion and Young-Choul Kim

The Office of Academic Affairs is pleased to announce that Dr. Robert Dion has been named Chair of the Department of Law, Politics and Society.  The office also announces that Dr. Young-Choul Kim has been named the Director of the International Studies Program.  Please join us in offering congratulations to them both!



* Bradley tops Lady Aces, 78-52

The University of Evansville women’s basketball dropped its second-straight Missouri Valley Conference game, as host Bradley shot 53.6 percent from the field and connected on 10 of its 16 shots from behind the arc for a 78-52 victory at the Renaissance Coliseum Thursday night in Peoria, Ill.

Senior Samantha Heck led Evansville (7-12, 5-3 MVC) with 12 points and a game-high seven rebounds.  Fellow senior Taylor Ware also finished in double figures, going 3-for-4 from the floor and 5-for-5 at the line, for 11 points, while freshman Laura Friday notched a career-high with nine points.


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