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Wednesday, August 28, 2013

* Parking Permits Now Available!

The 2013-2014 parking permits are now available for purchase in the Office of Safety and Security. They will be sold between 8 a.m.–4 p.m., Monday through Friday. The price is $50 for the academic year. Employees will once more be able to use payroll deduction to pay for their permits.

* Save 10% on New Nametags

The UE nametags have been redesigned with the IMPACT messaging on them.

In an effort to encourage as many people as possible to use the new design, we have arranged with our vendor, Ameristamp, to offer a 10% price reduction on all nametags ordered by Friday, September 13.

The discount includes the stipulation that the nametags must be paid by p-card at the time you place the order, so have your card handy.

The number to call is (812) 477-7763.
 

* YOU Can Make an IMPACT! Here's How

It is an exciting time at the University of Evansville as we explore the many ways we IMPACT the lives of our students and the community – near and far. Each of us has the opportunity to shape how we demonstrate our UE mission to the world. Among other things, you can share ideas for new projects or new ways to do existing ones, offer constructive criticism, compliment the work of a co-worker, etc. A new process has been implemented to make it easy for you to do that. It’s called Meaningful Connections and we promise, this is not your grandma’s suggestion box! Just follow these easy steps: 1) Go to https://webadvisor.evansville.edu. 2) Select either Students or Employees menu option. 3) Under “Meaningful Connections”, select Make an IMPACT – Share Your Ideas 4) Select the category for your impact (they are self explanatory and if all else fails, choose “other”). 5) Give a description of your suggestion, compliment, or opportunity for improvement (you can even include electronic artwork, pictures, or documents). 6) You will receive a Thank You splash screen acknowledging your Meaningful Connection was successfully entered into the system and it will be forwarded to the appropriate Vice President for review and follow up.

What's Happening Today

* Crescent Magazine/LinC Interest Meeting Tonight

If you are interested in being a writer for either Crescent Magazine or the LinC, there will be a Interest/Hiring meeting at 5 p.m. TONIGHT, right outside of Student Publications, Ridgway University Center, second floor. This will be the only opportunity to join the staff for the academic year. For more information, contact tm2@evansville.edu

* Tonight - Newman Catholic Student Center Beginning of the Year Activities

UE's Catholic campus ministry, the Newman Center, will have its annual Beginning of the Year Cookout on Wednesday, August 28 - as well as its first Wednesday night Mass to open the school year.

The cookout, open to all students, will be at the Newman Center (1901 Lincoln Avenue; just across the street from the front oval and Koch Center) from 5:00-6:45 on Wednesday. Feel free to stop by anytime to meet the campus ministry staff, other Catholic students and faculty, and enjoy some free food!

The Opening Mass will be celebrated Wednesday night at 9:30 pm in Neu Chapel, with Fr. Jeff Read presiding. He will be available for Confessions at 9:00 p.m. This Mass will include a special blessing for students and professors as we begin this school year.

Contact Newman Center director Mike Roesch at mr201 with any questions.
 

* This Week in Music: Ensemble Auditions

As the new academic year begins, the Department of Music wants to welcome everyone back to campus and to alert everyone to the fact that auditions are being held this week for Department ensembles. Some notifications have already appeared in AceNotes, so please check for earlier announcements. Those interested should also check the bulletin boards in the north hall of Krannert Hall of Fine Arts (FA) for more details. Sign-up sheets are available on the respective bulletin boards, and the ensembles are open to both music majors and non-majors.

UE Jazz Ensemble Auditions will be held on Wednesday evening, August 28, from 7:00-9:30. Saxophone, trumpet, and trombone auditions will be held in the office of Professor Timothy Zifer, FA 144, while rhythm and percussion auditions will be held in the ensemble rehearsal hall, FA 110, between 8:45 and 9:30. Auditions will consist of major scales (drums will play styles), audition excerpts, and sight reading. Audition excerpts are available at
http://www.evansville.edu/majors/music/ensIntro.cfm. The audition sign-up sheet is available now on Dr. Zifer's office door (FA 144). Contact Dr. Zifer at tz3@evansville.edu for more information.

The University Symphony Orchestra and String Ensemble, under the direction of Assistant Professor of Music Brian St. John, will be holding open auditions Thursday, August 29, through Saturday, August 31. If you play an orchestral instrument (strings, woodwinds, brass, percussion) and are interested in joining the UE orchestras, contact Dr. St. John at BS191@evansville.edu for further information.

* Coca-Cola Recycle Vehicle Coming to UE

The Coca-Cola Recycling Education Vehicle (REV) is coming to UE Wednesday, August 28 from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. on the Patio (South) side of Ridgway University Center. The REV is a self-contained vehicle, equipped with video screens, interactive displays, and games all designed to educate consumers about the benefits of recycling. Coca-Cola’s three REVs travel more than 120,000 miles a year, visiting more than 200 events and venues across North America. For additional information, go to www.cokerecycing.com Come and check out the REV!

* UE Wind Ensemble Auditions

The 2013-2014 UE Wind Ensemble Auditions are this week. The schedule is:

Percussion
Wednesday, August 28
8-10 pm in Room103, Fine Arts Building

Woodwinds/Brass
Thursday, August 29
3-10 pm in Room 103, Fine Arts Building

A sign-up sheet is available on the UE Bands bulletin board.

Excerpts are available at: http://www.evansville.edu/majors/music/ensIntro.cfm

The audition will consist of prepared excerpts, scales, and sight-reading.
 

* Welcome Back Sale

The UE Bookstore is offering 15% OFF on all UE clothing & UE imprinted gift item purchases in the store Monday-Wednesday only, August 26-28, to help welcome everyone back. Discount is not valid on items already on sale or discounted. Stop in and get your books and save some money!

* University Choir Auditions this Week!

University Choir Auditions today, Tuesday, and Wednesday of this week with openings for all voice parts.  Come to Fine Arts Room 104B to sign up for an audition.  Questions can be directed to Dr. Dennis Malfatti, Director of Choral Activities:  dm155@evansville.edu

* Women's Equality Day Presentation

Dr. Julianne Malveaux will make a presentation at UE at 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 28 in Eykamp Hall 251 following her lunchtime keynote address as part of Evansville’s Women’s Equality Day Celebration.

Dr. Malveaux was the 15th President of Bennett College for Women. She is an economist, author, and commentator whose popular writings have appeared in USA Today, Black Issues in Higher Education, Ms. Magazine, Essence Magazine, the Progressive and many more.

She is well-known for appearances on national network programs including CNN, BET, PBS, NBC, ABC, Fox News, MSNBC, CNBC, C-SPAN, and others.

A committed activist and civic leader, Dr. Malveaux has held positions in women’s, civil rights, and policy organizations.

The presentation is part of the Patricia H. Snyder Concert and Lecture Series.

Women’s Equality Day commemorates the 1920 passage of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, granting women the right to vote. Every year, events are held nationwide.
 

* UE Theatre Holding Fall Semester Auditions

UE Theatre will hold General Auditions, Wednesday, August 28, 6 pm in Shanklin Theatre. Callbacks will take place on Thursday, August 29, and Friday, August 30.

To be considered for a role, all non-majors should prepare to present one contemporary monologue (serious or comedic) AND a song from a Broadway musical, with a COMBINED time not exceeding two minutes. Time begins with the first word of your monologue or song. An accompanist will be provided and must be used.

All non-majors must pre-register by noon on Wednesday, August 28, by completing an audition request form in HH 106.

Productions slated for this semester include: CLYBOURNE PARK, by Bruce Norris; SWEENEY TODD: THE DEMON BARBER OF FLEET STREET, music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by Hugh Wheeler; and ANATOMY OF GRAY, by Jim Leonard.

QUESTIONS should be directed to R. Scott Lank at sl29@evansville.edu

* Direct Loan Entrance Counseling Sessions

First-time borrowers of a Federal Direct Loan at the University of Evansville for the 2013-2014 academic year who have not already attended an Entrance Counseling Session are required to attend one of the following sessions:

August 26  (Monday)   Hyde Hall 126    4:30 pm 

August 28  (Wednesday)  Hyde Hall 126    4:00 pm

Entrance Counseling is a federal requirement which needs to be completed before your Federal Direct loan funds can be applied to your student account. Please arrive early; no one will be admitted after the session has started.

If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Office of Financial Aid at 812-488-2364.

Upcoming Events

* Labor Day Picnic and Student Organization Fair

The annual Labor Day picnic, sponsored by Student Government Association and the Student Organization Fair will be this Monday, Sept. 2 from 4-7 pm. Students on meal plans must purchase a ticket in advance from a Sodexo cash register this week and the day of. If students are not on a meal plan, SGA will cover the cost of your meal by signing in at the food lines.

The picnic is open to all faculty and staff and is sponsored by the President's Office, Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs, Office of the Vice President for Institutional Advancement, Office of the Vice President for Marketing and Communications, Office of the Vice President for Finance and Administration, and the Vice President for Academic Affairs.

* We Are Evansville Local Business Fair this Friday

On Friday, the Center for Student Engagement will be hosting a local business fair. Over 20 local restaurants, salons, and novelty shops will be on campus to hand out samples, and information about their business. The fair will be in Ridgway University Center from 5:00-7:00 p.m. All are welcome.

* Fall Employee Wellness Screening - Sign Up On Line

The annual fall wellness screening is September 9 in Eykamp 253/254/255, Ridgwy University Center. Wellness credits for HRA insured will be awarded. If you attended during the summer, please do not schedule an appointment for this session.

Appointments are required. The scheduler is now open until September 6 at 10 p.m. Log in to AceLink to schedule an appointment for you and your insured spouse. You can also cancel and/or reschedule your appointment until close on Sept. 6.

HRA insured attend the health screening at no cost. Non-HRA employees/spouses may also schedule an appointment, but there is a $34 charge (payable by cash or check to the University) at the time of the screening.

If you have any questions, please contact Carolyn Hendrickson at Carolyn.hendrickson@meritain.com or telephone 812 773-0327.
 

* Farewell Reception for Shannon Robertson

Please join the Office of Administrative Services for a farewell reception for Shannon Robertson on Friday, August 30 from 3-4 p.m. in the Office of Administrative Services on the second floor of the General Services building. Shannon has served the UE campus community as the UE Courier and Purchasing Specialist and will be missed.

* Library Tours for New Students

UE Libraries offers tours for our new students as well as for returning students who may wish to join us. Each guided tour will take approximately thirty minutes. Schedule of tours follows. No advance reservation is necessary. Come join us in the entry lobby of the Library. We'll be waiting for you!

Library Tours
* Friday, August 30 at Noon and 4 p.m.
* Saturday, August 31 at 11 a.m. and 4 p.m.
* Sunday, September 1 at 2 p.m., 4 p.m. and 8 p.m.
* Monday,September 2 at Noon, 4 p.m. and 8 p.m.
* Tuesday, September 31 at Noon, 4 p.m. and 8 p.m.
 

* UE Orchestra Auditions

The University Symphony Orchestra and String Ensemble, under the direction of Assistant Professor of Music Brian St. John, will be holding open auditions Thursday, August 29 through Saturday, August 31. If you play an orchestral instrument (strings, woodwinds, brass, percussion) and are interested in joining the UE orchestras, contact Dr. St. John at bs191@evansville.edu for further information.

* UE Acettes Auditions

The UE Acettes will hold auditions for the 2013-2014 school year on September 1. All eligible students are welcomed to audition. Please visit our webpage for more information or contact Coach Arata at ma112@evansville.edu or 812-488-1145. We look forward to adding 2-3 more teammates to this year's program!

For more information go to:
http://gopurpleaces.com/sports/2007/10/23/DANCE_1023071900.aspx?tab=danceteam

Info You Should Know

* Join the Phonathon Team

The Office of Development is looking for enthusiastic students (freshman-seniors) to help make solicitation phone calls to alumni and past donors. This is an hourly paid position with the chance for incentives and located ON CAMPUS. If you would like to learn more about this job opportunity, email Liz Riffert at el37@evansville.edu by Monday, September 2.

* Fitness Center Hours

The Fitness Center will resume regular hours on Wednesday August 28. Regular hours are:

Monday through Friday - 6:30 am -10:00 pm
Saturday - 11:30 am - 5:30 pm
Sunday - 11:30 am - 9:00 pm

* Intramural Soccer Referees Needed

The Intramural Program is in need of referees for Soccer. Please stop by the Fitness Center and see Jeff Chestnut or Angie Stauber for more information.

* Undergraduate Research: UExplore Request for Proposals

Please consider participating in the UExplore undergraduate research program this semester. Proposals from nearly every department on campus have been funded.

Fall Semester proposals are due Thursday, September 12. Ten copies of your proposal are due in the Office of Academic Affairs before the end of the business day on the proposal deadline. Additional details can be found at undergraduateresearch.evansville.edu.
 

* Join the University Band!

The University Band welcomes all musicians to join for the Fall 2013 semester. We have exciting concert band music and a great set of tunes for our basketball pep band. No audition needed! Rehearsals are Mondays from 4:00-5:15 p.m., plus games and a final concert. We welcome all woodwinds, brass, and percussion for this group. We even have some instruments for use (you check them out like library books, no rent $ required).

Calling all drummers - We need some solid drummers to play with the pep band too!

Please email Dr. Groulx at tg90@evansville.edu for more information, or if you know you want to join you can fill out an add/drop slip for MUS 110-02, or just show up on Monday, September 2 for our 4:00 pm rehearsal.

* Join the Admission Student Calling Team

The Office of Admission is looking for enthusiastic students (sophomores-seniors) to help make phone calls to prospective students. You will be required to work 6-8 hours per week, with this being a paid position. If you would like to learn more about this opportunity, email Kenton Hargis at kh88@evansville.edu by this Friday, August 30.

* Display Cases for YOU @ UE Libraries

UE Libraries looks forward to honoring academic progress—such as Dr. Kaiser's ARCH 340: Tin City display in September—as well as hosting publicity for campus activities & events—such as the UE Vets in November—via display cases located in the libraries’ front entryway. All student organizations and campus departments are welcome to reserve a display case by contacting Laura Summers at ls120@evansville.edu.

Currently on display at UE Libraries are tips on “How to Survive UE,” such as where to study, what to do if you lose your flash drive, and how to leave time for fun. If you haven’t yet heard about the Summer Book 2013, The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind, come be inspired by this story through a multimedia display. Both exhibits will run through September 2.

* Libraries Announces Regular Fall & Spring Semester Hours

UE Libraries will observe the following schedule of regular hours during Autumn & Spring Semesters. Exceptions to regular hours will be announced in advance (e.g., Final Exams;  University holidays;  Autumn & Spring Breaks).

Contact William Louden, University Librarian, with questions at either 488.2376 or  wflouden@evanville.edu . First day of classes is Wednesday, August 28.

UE Libraries hours for Fall and Spring Semesters:

• Monday:            7:30 a.m.  -  Midnight
• Tuesday:            7:30 a.m.  -  Midnight
• Wednesday:     7:30 a.m.  -  Midnight
• Thursday:           7:30 a.m.  -  Midnight
• Friday:                 7:30 a.m.  -  6:00 p.m.
• Saturday:           10:00 a.m.  -  6:00 p.m.
• Sunday:              Noon  -  Midnight

Athletics

* Brand Named MVC Defensive Player of the Week

University of Evansville junior Taylor Brand was named the Missouri Valley Conference Women’s Soccer Defensive Player of the Week, as announced by the league office Tuesday morning. Brand led an Evansville defensive unit that allowed just five shots on goal.

The Purple Aces opened the season by going 1-1 this weekend, as UE fell, 1-0, in its season opener against Murray State, before rebounding with a 2-1 win at Tennessee Tech Sunday.

In Friday’s opener, Brand and the Evansville defense allowed just four shots to reach frame and held the Racers to just one shot on goal in the second half. The Aces’ back line was even more impressive Sunday, as UE limited the Golden Eagles to just one shot on goal, a goal that TTU scored just 48 seconds into the match. Evansville allowed TTU to get off just four more shots over the remaining 89 minutes, as the Aces outshot Tennessee Tech, 27-5, in the victory.

A native of Greenfield, Ind., Brand was an All-MVC Second Team selection last season and earned MVC Defensive Player of the Week honors on Sept. 25 for her role in UE’s win over Illinois State.

Brand and the Aces will return to the pitch Friday, Aug. 30, when they host UT Martin at 7 p.m.

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