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Thursday, August 29, 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.

* 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

* UE Opera Auditions are Today!

UE Opera will hold auditions for the 2013-2014 season TODAY from 4–7 p.m. Interested students should sign up on the opera board in the music building and prepare one song or aria (Italian is preferred but NOT required). A pianist will be provided. This year’s season includes a chance to perform in a professional production of Madama Butterfly in Victory theatre and to sing in Barber of Seville here on campus! You don’t have to be a music major or have opera experience to participate, so come and join us!

* 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.

* 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.
 

* 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.

Upcoming Events

* New Interfaith Initiative Looks at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints on September 6

The Office of Academic Affairs and the Department of Religious Life are collaborating on a new interfaith initiative this fall, First Friday Forum @ 4: Faith and Faculty. The monthly forum will provide an informal venue where UE faculty can present and offer reflections about their own faith traditions/religious practices and engage the University community in informal dialogue. Each forum will last 50 minutes, 4:00 pm - 4:50 pm including time for Q & A. Forums will be held in Room 172, Schroeder Family School of Business Building

On Friday, September 6, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints: Mormonism," will be presented by Dr. Ryan Kiggins and Dr. Mark Kopta.

By highlighting the religious diversity of our faculty, we aim to demonstrate the variety and richness of traditions represented on our campus. The forums will also encourage students and the campus community to widen their understanding of and respect for traditions different from their own.

As an institution affiliated with The United Methodist Church, we want to continually affirm our call to initiate and promote better relationships between Christians and people of other faiths based on informed understanding, critical appreciation, and balanced perspective. Interfaith discussions can make religion a bridge and not a barrier toward a peaceful world. The University of Evansville is committed to religious diversity and interfaith dialogue as we continue to serve an interconnected, global society.

Visiting Assistant Professor of Political Science Ryan Kiggins is trained in the fields of International Relations and political theory with research and teaching interests in theories of international relations, cyber security, internet governance, American foreign policy, and international political economy.

Kiggins received his Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Florida in December 2011 and has held academic appointments as Visiting Assistant Professor at Williams College during the 2012-13 academic year and the University of Louisiana at Lafayette during the 2011-12 academic year. Kiggins’ research has been accepted for publication in the peer-reviewed journal International Studies Perspectives, and in peer-reviewed edited volumes published by the University of Minnesota Press, Ashgate, and Springer-Verlag. In addition, local ABC and CBS affiliates in Lafayette, Louisiana have relied on Kiggins’ expertise during news reports on international political events including the Arab Spring and the overthrow of Mummar Kaddafi. Kiggins is also a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.

Professor of Psychology Mark Kopta is an internationally recognized expert in psychotherapy and mental health research. He is also founder/executive director of the CelestHealth Research Group. CHRG has research centers at Johns Hopkins University, Marquette University, University of Louisville, and University of Trier in Germany. Kopta has served as a mental health consultant and contributor for ABC News. His research and comments have been featured on network news and public television as well as in a variety of magazines and newspapers, as examples, USA Today; U.S. News & World Report; Huffington Post, Forbes, Der Spiegel, the European news magazine; and Corriere Salute, the Italian news magazine. Kopta is also a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.

For more information, please contact University Chaplain, Tammy Gieselman, tg85@evansville.edu or Senior Vice-President for Academic Affairs, John Mosbo, jm545@evansville.edu.

* Topic of September Andiron Lecture - Talking to Molecules with Lasers

The next University of Evansville Andiron Lecture is set for Wednesday, September 4 at 4:00 p.m.in Eykamp 252, Ridgway University Center A social gathering with beverages begins at 3:45 p.m.

Professor of Chemistry Bryan Lynch will be the guest speaker. His topic: "Talking to Molecules with Lasers: A Sabbatical at MIT."

For some 50 years, scientists have used lasers in their efforts to understand the complex behavior of molecules. Some molecules readily reveal their secrets while others adamantly refuse to do so. This lecture will explore the lengths to which scientists go to “talk” to molecules within a laser experiment; it will also examine the types of behavior observed and their importance to chemists and to society in general.

Lynch earned both BS and PhD degrees in chemistry from the University of Pittsburgh, and completed his postdoctoral training in magnetic resonance at Cornell University. Since 1994, he has taught courses in both general and physical chemistry at the University of Evansville.

In 2001, he received the Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Chemical Research, presented by the Department of Chemistry at Indiana University. In 2009, he was awarded the University of Evansville Sydney and Sadelle Berger Award for Scholarly Activity and the Dean’s Outstanding Teaching Award. His research interest is the study of the structure and energetics of small molecules using laser spectroscopy. He has completed two sabbaticals in this field of research at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

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.

* WUEV & AcesTV Call-Out Meetings Set For Wednesday, September 4 At 5 pm

91.5 F.M.-WUEV - the University of Evansville's radio station - and AcesTV - the student-run video production unit on campus - will be conducting a joint "Call-Out" meeting for potential new members on Wednesday, September 4 at 5 pm outside of the WUEV Studios, located on the second floor of the Ridgway University Center. Positions are available for both organization, and no prior experience is required. Both WUEV and AcesTV are open to all University of Evansville students, regardless of major.

Anyone with questions, or anyone who is interested in joining either WUEV or AcesTV but who is unable to attend Wednesday's meeting, should contact WUEV & AcesTV General Manager Tom Benson via email at tb39@evansville.edu.
 

* 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 Healthy Lifestyle Challenge Scheduled

The fall Healthy Lifestyle Challenge for employees will begin Sept. 16. The top five finishers will receive a $50 gift card. HRa subscribers can earn credit for their account.

If you sign up during the Health Screening on Sept. 9, a personal fitness specialist can assess your body fat percentage. Body fat will also be retested at the end of the 9 week challenge. You may participate without being tested.

Log in to AceLink>Human Resources>Wellness>Healthy Lifestyle Challenge>Weekly Reporting Sheet for complete rules and all the forms.

* 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 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

* Speech Team Judges Needed

A local grade school is looking for students to be judges for local speech meets during this semester. Dates vary and training is required. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Geoff Edwards in the Center for Student Engagement at ge21@evansville.edu

* 2013 SDG2 Quick Guide

The “SDG2 Quick Guide” has been updated to assist UE Cardholders with instructions on accessing SDG2, managing transactions, and scheduling monthly cycle reports. To view or print your copy go to the Pcard website at
http://acelink/Areas/Pcard/Files/SDG2QuickGuide.pdf

* Requisition for Check or Purchase Order Update

The “Requisition for Check or Purchase Order” has been revised and improved with the new UE Logo. Please discard all previous versions of this form and use only the version with “Revised: August 2013” located on the bottom left of the form. The “Requisition for Check or Purchase Order” continues to be available on the Accounting & Audit website at http://acelink/Areas/Accounting/ or the Purchasing website at http://acelink/Areas/Purchasing/. As of October 1, requisitions submitted on old requisition forms will be returned to the requestor.

* In-House Office Supply Order Form - Revised

The “In-House Office Supply Order Form” has been revised with the new UE Logo and pricing. Please discard all previous versions of this form and use only the version with “rev. 8/2013” located on the bottom left of the form. The “In-House Office Supply Order Form” continues to be available on the Central Receiving website at http://acelink/Areas/CentralReceiving/ or Purchasing website at http://acelink/Areas/Purchasing/. As of October 1, old In-House order forms submitted will be returned to the requestor.

* Evansville Otter's Tickets Available

The Evansville Otters have provided free tickets to UE students, faculty, staff and families for any of their remaining home games. You can pick up tickets in the Center for Student Engagement. To see the Otter's schedule, go to: http://www.evansvilleotters.com/

* Adding or Dropping a Fall Class?

The last day to add a fall class is September 3 by 4:00 p.m. If you are changing part-time or full-time status, the back of the form must be stamped by Student Accounts. If you are dropping a class, the instructor's signature is only required after September 11. Add/drop forms are available in the Registrar's Office.

* USPS Closed on Monday, September 2 for Labor Day

The United States Postal Service will be closed on LABOR DAY, Monday, September 2. Please plan accordingly.
For mailing questions, contact Mail Services at extension 2197.

* 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.

* 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.

* 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

Congratulations

* Robert Dion Joins Center for Civic Literacy

Dr. Robert Dion, chairperson of the Department of Law, Politics, and Society, attended the first national conference of the Indiana University Center for Civic Literacy last weekend in Indianapolis. The Center was recently created as an interdisciplinary research center and clearinghouse for the study of the causes and consequences of the "civic deficit" in American life. Professor Dion has been named the associate editor for The Journal of Civic Literacy, the Center's new interdisciplinary scholarly journal.

* Beavers to Join Centre for Digital Philosophy

Dr. Anthony F. Beavers, Chair of the Department of Philosophy and Religion, was recently appointed to the Board of Directors at the Centre for Digital Philosophy at the University of Western Ontario. The Centre will be the permanent home to several projects that are altering the way that philosophers go about their professional business, most notably, PhilPapers (http://philpapers.org). Beavers has served as the Area Editor for the Philosophy of Information at PhilPapers for the last four years and is currently President of the International Association for Computing and Philosophy. He is in the process of finishing the article on Computational Philosophy for the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy due to be released early next year.

* Kimberling's Encyclopedia of Triangle Centers Highly Recommended by American Library Association

Clark Kimberling, professor of mathematics, has a website recently ranked in the Highly Recommended category by the American Library Association. The site, called Encyclopedia of Triangle Centers (ETC) started at UE in 2000 as an extension of Dr. Kimberling's book, Triangle Centers and Central Triangles. ETC presently described more than 5000 special geometric points. The first four are the ancient Greek centers (centroid, incenter, circumcenter, orthocenter) and many of the others have been discovered by geometers around the world since 2000.

The Highly Recommended status comes at the conclusion of a Choice Card, sent by the American Library Association to thousands of academic libraries. You can read about ETC at Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Encyclopedia_of_Triangle_Centers) or download it from http://faculty.evansville.edu/ck6/encyclopedia/ETC.html. The international impact of ETC stems from worldwide interest in geometry; during the past 12 months, new entries in ETC have come from England, Japan, Poland, France, Spain, Greece, China, Venezuela, Russia, Germany, and the U.S.
 

Athletics

* WBB in need of Managers and Male Practice Players

The women's basketball team is in need of team managers and male practice players. Being a manager is an opportunity to work for the team and their day-to-day operations.

Male practice players are also needed for the season. Being a practice player is a great way to stay in shape, receive some cool UE gear, and get the opportunity to continue playing basketball in a structure fashion.

Please contact Doug Rogers at (812)-746-1027 or dr139@evansville.edu if interested.

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