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Thursday, April 28, 2011

What's Happening Today

* UE Bookstore End of Year Clearance Sale

The End of the Year clearance sale at the UE Bookstore has been extended through May 7 or until supplies last.  Look for a variety of items reduced for quick sale.  Also students can get 15% or 20% off regular purchases when they sell their books back during Buyback, now in progress.  Faculty and staff will also receive an additional 5% off the original price of their purchases now through May 7.  Additional discounts not allowable on items on clearance or already on sale, textbooks are excluded from any discounts.  If you have any questions please contact the Bookstore.

* UE Bookstore Buyback/ UrEntal returns

This is a reminder the UE Bookstore Buyback begins at NOON, April 27 and runs until 11 a.m. on May 5.  There will be a drawing and promotions all during the week for prizes and gift certificates. The only buyback location is in the Ridgway University Center in the Bookstore.  The UE Bookstore freely quotes pricing on any textbooks used on this campus or not, and offers up to half back on some texts.  Come early and often and compare prices.  The books stay on this campus as much as possible to keep prices lower.  Also keep in mind you will need your student ID to sell books, but your original sales receipt is NOT required.  Also any UrEntal rentals books you have must be returned to the UE Bookstore by May 4.  If you have any questions please contact the Bookstore for clarification.


Upcoming Events

* Women Veterans Conference Planned for June 4

The Honoring Women Veterans Conference, a day of education, pampering, and camaraderie for women who have served in the United States military, will take place from 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 4, at Eykamp Hall in the Ridgway University Center. Attendance is free for women veterans.

The day’s events will include an informative session on military benefits, networking and career information, an afternoon of pampering, and a keynote address from Maj. Gen. (Ret.) Irene Trowell-Harris. As the director of Department of Veterans Affairs Center for Women Veterans, Trowell-Harris serves as the primary advisor to the secretary of veterans affairs on programs and issues related to women veterans.

The University of Evansville is proud to host the Honoring Women Veterans Conference and to celebrate the dedicated women who have served our country. To present this conference, UE has partnered with ITT Technical Institute and The Women’s Hospital.

The deadline for registration is Friday, May 20. Military veterans may register online at or by calling the Vet Center at 812-473-5993.

* Exam Treats

Exam treats will be served Sunday and Monday, May 1-2, at the Cafe Court from 9-11 p.m. This event is free and open to all students.

* Noted Ecologist to Speak on Campus

Dr. Eldon Greij, ecologist and ornithologist, will be on campus to present a lecture on Friday, April 29, and a keynote address on Saturday, April 30 at 7 p.m. (both evenings) in Room 170 (Smythe Lecture Hall), Schroeder Family School of Business Administration Building.  The Friday lecture is titled, “Climate Change and its Effect on Wildlife”, and the Saturday keynote address is titled, “A Birding Moment.”  The lecture and keynote address are sponsored by the UE Environmental Studies Program in co-operation with the Ohio Valley Birding Festival.  The 2011 festival, which takes place April 27-May 1, includes numerous activities, and details can be found at  



Info You Should Know

* Commencement 2011 Volunteer Opportunities Available!

Students, staff, and administrators are asked to volunteer and celebrate with the students who will graduate at Spring Commencement! The ceremony is set for Saturday, May 7, at 1:30 p.m. at Roberts Stadium. All volunteer shifts will start at 12:15 p.m. and end when Commencement begins at 1:30 p.m. However some volunteers will be needed until the end of Commencement at 3:30 p.m.

Volunteer opportunities include:
• 4 volunteers to be Greeters/Program Distributors at Gates from 12:15-1:30 p.m.
• 4 volunteers to be Greeters/Floaters between sections from 12:15-1:30 p.m.
• 7 volunteers to be Line Assistants for the Faculty Marshalls from 12:15 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. (this position does require knowledge of Commencement regalia)
If you have an interest in serving as a volunteer or have more questions about the responsibilities, please contact Cara Fabrocini, assistant director of the Center for Student Engagement at or ext. 2058.

* Fitness Center Finals Week Hours

During Finals Week the Fitness Center will open from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. on weekdays April 28-May 6.  The weekend of Saturday, April 30, and Sunday, May 1, the hours will be 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. After this the summer hours will begin. The Fitness Center will be opened Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. and closed on weekends.  The pool hours will be from noon to 2 p.m. depending on lifeguard availability.

* WC-110 and FYS-120 Being Offered This Summer

If you need to take or retake WC-110 or FYS-120, please be aware that both courses are being offered this summer on the timetable listed below.  If you have any questions, please contact Professor Rob Griffith at

Summer I, May 16-June 17
First-year Seminar 120 (FYS-120), writing intensive section (4 credit hours), Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 1-2:15 p.m.

Summer II, June 20-July 22
First-year Seminar 120 (FYS-120), 3 credit hours, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 1-2:15 p.m.
World Cultures 110 (WC-110), 3 credit hours, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 9:30-10:45 a.m.
World Cultures 110 (WC-110) writing intensive section (4 credit hours), Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 11 a.m.-12:15 p.m.

* Housing Cancelation Deadline

If you have decided to move off campus since signing up for housing for 2011-12, please come to the Office of Residence Life to cancel your UE housing contract by May 1.  After May 1, UE housing contracts will not be canceled for students to move off campus into a private apartment setting. 

* UE Libraries Announces Exam Week Hours

Libraries will extend its schedule of hours for Final Exams.  Contact William Louden, University Librarian, with questions at 488.2376  or    

Final Exam Week Hours are:

Wednesday, April 27 from 7:45 a.m. - 1 a.m.;

Thursday, April 28 from 7:45 a.m. - 1 a.m.;

Friday, April 29 from 7:45 a.m. - 8 p.m.;

Saturday, April 30 from 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.;

Sunday,May 1 from noon-1 a.m.;

Monday, May 2 from 7:45 a.m. - 1 a.m.;

Tuesday,May 3 from 7:45 a.m.- Midnight;

Wednesday, May 4 from 7:45 a.m. - 5 p.m.;

Thursday, May 5 from 7:45 a.m.- 5 p.m.;

Friday, May 6 from 7:45 a.m. - 5 p.m.;

Saturday, May 7 and Sunday, May 8 - closed  

* Department of Archaeology & Art History Announces Shirley J. Schwarz Prize

The Department of Archaeology and Art History is pleased to announce the 2011 Shirley J. Schwarz Prize for the best undergraduate research paper on an art historical topic. The winner will receive a $250 cash prize. Papers entered need not have been written for an art history class or a class in any particular discipline. They must, however, address an issue related to the history of visual art or the impact of visual art on society. Papers from disciplines such as art history, history, archaeology, art, visual communications, and other areas may qualify, depending on the subject matter. The award is intended to support undergraduate research in the history of art, and so entries must include formal documentation in the form of footnotes, endnotes, or parenthetical notes, along with a bibliography of sources consulted. Undocumented essay-type assignments should not be submitted. A faculty jury will evaluate papers submitted. Entries will be judged on the basis of the quality of research evident, critical analysis, proper documentation, and clarity.
The deadline for submissions is April 29, 2011; the winner will be announced in May. Please submit entries to the administrative assistant of the Archaeology/Art History Department, Kimberly Higgins, in Olmsted Hall, Room 350.  Contact Jennie Ebeling (je55) with questions.


* Hygiene Drive

Members of the Student Nursing Association of Peers (SNAP) are holding a Hygiene Drive until Monday, May 2, to benefit the YWCA Live Y’ers. The Live Y’ers program benefits at-risk girls at Glenwood, Lodge and Bosse High School.  The hygiene drive will provide them with much needed hygiene products that the girls might not otherwise have access to.  You can help by donating personal hygiene products in the bright red boxes placed in Carson Center, the Information desk in Ridgeway University Center, Graves Hall entrance, and outside the Nursing Department in Graves Hall. Items that you might consider donating include deodorant, soap, shampoo, hair conditioner, feminine products, tooth brushes and toothpaste.



* Student Leadership Awards

The Center for Student Engagement hosted the 18th annual Student Leadership Awards Reception on April 20, in Eykamp Hall.  The following students were honored for their leadership contributions:

Courtney Dauby received the Class of 1927 Golden Anniversary Awards - Nursing
Kate Upton received  the Class of 1927 Golden Anniversary Awards - Arts & Sciences
Michael Salazar received the Class of 1927 Golden Anniversary Awards - Fine Arts
Brianna Pantano received the Class of 1927 Golden Anniversary Awards - Business
Melissa Sweeterman, received the Class of 1927 Golden Anniversary Awards - Education
Jamin Heldt received the Class of 1927 Golden Anniversary Awards - Engineering
Ace CARE (Kathy Shelton and Tim James) received the Golden Heart Award
Melissa Richter was named Intramural Supervisor of the Year
Susan Reynolds was named Rookie Intramural Supervisor of the Year
Dinah Bailey was named Intramural Official of the Year
Sunny Johnson received the Student Publications Director's Award
Kristin Benzinger received the Student Publications Director's Award
Lacey Conley was named Crescent Staffer of the Year
Mindy Kurtz received the Crescent Achievement Award
Kaitlyn Bonifant was named LinC Staffer of the Year
Abel Slinker received the Celebration of Diversity Award
Ibukunoluwa Araoye received the Celebration of Diversity Award
Kayla Hammel received the Legacy Award
Caitlyn Mumm was named Resident of the Year
Brittany DeWitt received the Grand Alpha Award
Brad Kastrup received the Grand Alpha Award
Beth Granderson received the Toyota Leadership Scholarship
Neena Kumar was named Student Congress Member of the Year
Kyung Jin Kim received Outstanding International Achievement
Sara AlHakam received the International Leadership Award
Kien Pham was named Outstanding International Senior
Kelsea Guy received the SGA Vision Award
Ibukunoluwa Araoye received the SGA Vision Award
Kate Chybowski received the Mark R. Simpson Award
Kasey Esser received the Dean's Award - Student Leader of the Year
Mary Kessler received the Dean's Award - Advisor of the Year
Venturing Crew received the Dean's Award - Organization of the Year
Kate Chybowski received the Lois D. Patton Award
Mike Luttrull received the Ralph H. Coleman Scholar Student Athlete Award



* RecycleMania Featured on TV!

Student journalists from Bosse High School were here on campus as the announcement was made that UE had come in first place in the city and the state in the RecycleMania competition. They taped a segment that will appear on their EVSC Community Link program televised on WNIN this weekend. This is the information they sent about the airing times for Episode 808.
Channel/ Station Airing Date/ Time
9.1 WNIN PBS on April 30 at 5 p.m.
WNIN Cable 12 on May 3 at 7:30 p.m.; May 4 at 12 p.m.; and May 7 at 2 p.m.

The students were very professional and we appreciate their coverage. The episode will also feature other recycling projects in the area including the Wesselman Nature Preserve Recycling Center, the Vanderburgh County Solid Waste District, and three recycling companies.


* Lora Becker Has Article Published

Lora Becker, associate professor of psychology, and coordinator of the Neuroscience program, recently published the following article: Biochemical plasma profile of male rats exposed to smoke of agarwood (Aquilaria spp.) Isaac Karimi, Lora A. Becker, Abdolali Chalechale and Ali Ghashghaii Comparative Clinical Pathology, Online First™, 8 April 2011

* RecycleMania Victory!

Well done UE RecycleManiacs! UE stacked up very well in the nationwide RecycleMania challenge. The challenge ranked schools by measuring who collected the most recyclable materials per capita, produced the least amount of trash per capita, or recycled at the highest rate. On a local level, RecycleMania pitted UE in a friendly cross-town competition with USI. As the winner, UE received a $1,500 donation from Alcoa (one of the event sponsors). UE also ranked first in Indiana, ahead of Butler, Purdue, USI, Ball State, Indiana State University, Purdue University-Calumet, and Indiana University-Bloomington. Nationally, UE ranked 19th among 288 schools in the Grand Champion category and 29th of 630 schools in all divisions.  The 630 participating colleges recycled or composted more than 91 million pounds of material during the eight-week competition.


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