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Tuesday, February 12, 2013

* UE Alumni Association Awards Presented at the Founders Day Luncheon

Each year the UE Alumni Association honors the achievements and service of select alumni.  These awards are presented at the Founders Day Luncheon, Sunday, February 17, at noon.  The follow awards will be presented:

Marjorie Soyugenc M’73
Posthumous Distinguished Alumna Award

George Day ‘95
Young Alumni Award

Patricia Kishline
Samuel Orr Honorary Alumna Award

Steve ’86 and Kathie Bugg
Edie Bates Volunteer Service Award

* Happy 159th Birthday UE! Let's Eat Purple Cake!

Founders Day is recognized each year in February in honor of our founding as Moores Hill Male and Female Collegiate Institution in 1854.  Celebrate with purple cake Friday, February 15, at 12:45 p.m. in the Ridgway University Center lobby.

The annual Founders Day Convocation and Luncheon will be held on Sunday, February 17.  More information and online registration can be found at  Questions?  Contact the Office of Alumni and Parent Relations at


What's Happening Today

* Road Trip Host Meeting

All Road Trip Hosts and their roommates must attend one of the host meetings on Tuesday, February 12 or Wednesday, February 13. All of the meetings will be held in Hyde Hall 126 at 5 p.m. and 9 p.m. If you cannot attend one of these meetings, please contact Ashley Ross (AJ53) or Bryan Hamann (BH153). Thank you for hosting!


* This Week in Music: Recitals and Jazz

Associate Professor of Piano Garnet Ungar will present this week’s Faculty Recital in Wheeler Concert Hall this Tuesday evening at 7:30 p.m.  The recital will feature several works by noted Romantic composers Frédéric Chopin and Felix Mendelssohn, as well as works by their lesser known contemporaries Ferdinand Hiller and Charles-Valentin Alkan.  The program includes several selections from Chopin’s Études, op. 10.  The concert is part of the UE Piano Series and is free and open to the public.

The University of Evansville Music Management Association (UEMMA) will be holding its 2nd annual Swing Dance Fundraiser at the Old Courthouse in downtown Evansville this Wednesday, February 13, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.  The event includes dancing and live music performed by the UE Jazz Ensemble.  Drinks, finger foods, and desserts will be available.  The evening also includes a silent auction with items that have been donated by area restaurants and businesses, as well as gift baskets made by band members.  Proceeds from the event go toward UEMMA and UE Jazz bands to help the groups travel to conferences and festivals, purchase equipment and music, and host guest speakers and artists on the UE campus.  Please make this fantastic event featuring live Jazz in downtown Evansville part of your Valentine's Day plans!  Tickets for the event are $20 and can be purchased by contacting Brittney Smith at (812) 204-0339, or via e-mail at

Department of Music students will offer two recitals this Sunday, February 17.  Violinist Katie Demuth and trombonist Travis Guffey will present a joint Senior Recital in Wheeler Concert Hall at 1:00 p.m., and clarinetist Meghan Pund will offer her Junior Recital at 4:00 p.m.  The recitals are free and open to the public.

* Nerd Wars Is Tonight!

The annual Nerd Wars Trivia Night fundraiser is tonight (Tuesday, February 12) at 7:00 p.m. in Eykamp 251/252, Ridgway University Center!  Twenty-four awesome teams are registered to compete.  It is going to be a great competition!

If you are not a team member, we would still love for you to attend!  Audience members are welcome!  In addition to cheering on their favorite team, audiences members are eligible to play “Buy, Answer, Win” in which you purchase a prize ticket and if your ticket number is called, after answering a simple question, win a great prize!  Please bring some money to purchase prize tickets (1 for 50¢ or 3 for $1). All proceeds from the night will be donated to Albion Fellows Bacon Center and Honors Ace Mentors.

Please come support the teams, win prizes, and help two great causes!


Upcoming Events

* Ash Wednesday Catholic Mass in Neu Chapel

Bishop Charles Thompson of the Catholic Diocese of Evansville will be the celebrant at Ash Wednesday Mass at 5:00 p.m. in Neu Chapel on Wednesday. The Mass will include the blessing and imposition of ashes, as Roman Catholics and other western Christians begin the Lenten period of prayer, fasting, and almsgiving to prepare for Easter. Contact Newman Center director Mike Roesch at with any questions.

* Ash Wednesday and the Imposition of Ashes this Week

Ash Wednesday is February 13 of this week and will be observed on campus and in a brief noon-time service in Neu Chapel. Receive ‎"Ashes to Go” on the Sesquicentennial Oval at 10:00 a.m., in Ridgway University Center at 1:00 p.m., and at Carson Center at 1:30 p.m. 

In the Christian church, Ash Wednesday begins the season of Lent, a 40-day period of discipline and study prior to the Festival of the Resurrection, Easter. You are invited to be imposed upon, remembering your mortality, but believing the Gospel. Repent!   

For more information contact University Chaplain,

* UE's "Ashes to Go" Part of Nationwide Movement of Grace

It’s rare to find a positive story about the church’s mission on the front page or the morning news, but in 2012 USA Today told a story of good news and it was picked up on CBS This Morning.  Ministers and priests were taking ashes out of the church building and reaching people who could not or would not normally attend a specific worship service in a church building on Ash Wednesday. “Ashes to Go” is an inviting and creative movement of grace.  It creates opportunities for people to take a fresh look at the church and the gospel, (good news).

“Ashes to Go” is a wonderful way to bring the gifts of prayer, repentance, renewal and grace to new times and places in the world. Join the movement!

Read more about churches seeking to take the gifts of the faith community to the world outside the church doors at

* Career Day - February 19

Nearly 75 employers are registered for Career Day 2013! Looking for a full-time professional position? Cooperative education opportunity? Internship?  Summer job? Make plans to attend Career Day on Tuesday, February 19, from 11 a.m.–2 p.m. in the Student Fitness Center. See registered employers in JobLink ( Also, pre-register for the event in JobLink to allow employers to view your resume early!

* Harlaxton Reception Thursday

An informal reception for Harlaxton Principal Gordon Kingsley and Suzanne Kingsley and Dean of Students Ben Wraith will be held Thursday, February 14 from 4:00-5:00 p.m. in the Dunigan Lounge of the Schroeder Family School of Business Administration Building. Members of the UE-Harlaxton community are encouraged to stop by to greet them.


* A 21st Century British Invasion: My Sweet Lord

This month’s Think Outside the Lunch Box Faculty Speaker Series event will feature a moderated conversation between UE Chaplain Tammy Gieselman and the Rev. Dr. Leslie Griffiths, the Lord of Pembrey and Burry Port, England.

The discussion will take place at noon this Thursday, February 14 in the Blue & Gold Room on the first floor of Old National Bank’s headquarters in Downtown Evansville. The event is free and open to the public.

Gieselman and Griffiths will discuss Griffiths’ role as a member of Parliament in the House of Lords, as well as his work in interfaith initiatives as the superintendent minister of Wesley’s Chapel in London, which was built by John Wesley, the founder of the Methodist religious movement. 

As a regular columnist and BBC broadcaster, Griffiths has spoken extensively on various educational and social subjects, including euthanasia, the church and civic society, the relationship between Christianity and other faiths, and international affairs.

Griffiths became a local preacher in the Methodist Church of Great Britain in 1963 and completed a Master of Arts in theology at Fitzwilliam College at the University of Cambridge in 1969. He lived and worked in Haiti from 1970 to 1980, and in 1987, he earned a PhD from the School of Oriental and African Studies at the University of London. He has served as president of the Methodist Conference in Britain (1994-95) and has been the superintendent minister at Wesley’s Chapel since 1996. He has written numerous books on religious and historical themes, including an autobiography, A View from the Edge.

* I-House: Zimbabwe

All members of the campus and local community are encouraged to attend I-House: Zimbabwe. Attendees will learn about another culture, lifestyle, food, and so much more. Bring your friends to enjoy the presentation and complimentary cookies this Wednesday at 7 pm. on the second floor of Ridgway University Center in the Class of 1959 Gallery.

* Psychology Club to Hold Panel Discussion on Eating Disorders

The UE Psychology Club will host a panel discussion on eating disorders at 6 p.m. Wednesday, February 13 in Eykamp Hall 252. The event is free and open to the community.

The discussion will include advice from local professionals, as well as personal stories about eating disorders. Panelists include Mari Plikuhn, assistant professor of sociology at the University of Evansville; Sandy Bowersox, a pediatric psychologist at St. Mary’s Center for Children; Amy Cavanaugh, a staff therapist at the University of Southern Indiana’s counseling center; and Kelsey Horick, a graduate student in clinical psychology at Middle Tennessee State University. 


Info You Should Know

* Free Supplemental Instruction Sessions

A schedule of FREE supplemental instruction sessions offered this semester is available at  If you have questions or other tutoring needs please contact Linda Bathon at or phone 488-2606.




* News from the Registrar's Office

Attention Spring and Summer May 2013 Graduates
Please come to Commencement Central at Ridgway University Center on February 25 from 4-7 p.m. and February 26 from 10 a.m.–2 p.m. to review your graduation information (diploma name, degree, major, minor).

Dropping a Class with a “W” Grade?
Last day to do so is March 28 at 5:00 p.m.

* UE Summer Study Abroad 2013

There is still time to apply for UE Summer Programs Abroad including those bound for Harlaxton/United Kingdom, China, Israel, Trinidad,  Turkey, and Korea. Interested students are encouraged to contact the Office of Study Abroad for information regarding courses, dates, fees, and the application process.




* Class of 2012

Congratulations to the Class of 2012 on outstanding post-graduation success: A recently completed survey found that 92% are employed or in graduate school!

The survey, a collaborative effort between UE’s Center for Career Development, Office of Alumni and Parent Relations, Office of Institutional Effectiveness, and academic departments, produced career information on 87 percent of the 583 members of the Class of 2012 (including December 2011, May 2012, and July 2012 graduates).

Highlights of the survey include:
• The median salary of graduates employed full-time was $42,500.
• Sixty-two percent of employed graduates were working in Indiana. When entering UE in fall 2006, 57 percent of this class was from Indiana.
• Thirty-two percent of graduates not currently in graduate school indicated plans to pursue graduate school within the next three years.

The full survey is available online at



* Ladd Earns Fourth MVC Weekly Honor

University of Evansville sophomore forward Mallory Ladd earned her fourth Missouri Valley Conference weekly award Monday afternoon, when she was named the MVC Newcomer of the Week in an announcement by the league office.

Ladd recorded her seventh double-double of the season by scoring 16 points and grabbing 12 rebounds to lead the Purple Aces to a 52-41 win over Southern Illinois Saturday in Carbondale, Ill.  The Evansville native finished 7-for-10 from the field, 2-for-2 at the free throw line and added a career-high three steals.

UE (8-13, 6-4 MVC) will return to action Thursday, Feb. 14, when it hosts Indiana State for a 7 p.m. game at the Ford Center.


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