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Wednesday, September 4, 2013

* New Procedure for Marketing Requests - Including AceNotes!

As we begin the new year, many of you are ready to submit requests for AceNotes, room reservations for non-class related activities, print pieces, videos, news releases, etc. Whatever you need from any area of marketing, it can now be requested through one form. Just go here::

Next - click on the icon for the type of request you would like to make and fill out the form that pops up. Once you click "submit," the form will be sent to the appropriate people.

This form replaces Publication's previous job request form and allows all areas of marketing to assist you in a systematic way. If there is a cost to your project, you must still submit a paper copy of a check requisition or copy services request as in the past. (There are a few exceptions for departments that have been switched to electronic methods of making those submissions.)

If you are unsure which category to choose for your project or have any other questions, please contact one of the members of the marketing team to assist.

* 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 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

* So... you want to be a leader?

The University of Evansville Leadership Academy will host an Information Session TODAY - September 4 - at 8:00-9:00 p.m. in Room 162, Schroeder Family School of Business Building. This session is for anyone interested in learning more about the organization, and how to get involved.

* Delta Omega Zeta Recruitment

Delta Omega Zeta, the local sorority on campus, is looking to recruit new women! Delta Omega Zeta is looking for ambitious women who want to make a difference!

All unaffiliated women of any age are welcome to attend one or all of the recruitment events listed. All recruitment events take place at the Delta Omega Zeta house, located at 532 S Weinbach Ave, across the street from Lincoln Garden and behind the Koch Building.

Monday, September 2: Open House, 5 pm - 7 pm. Come meet the women of Delta Omega Zeta and learn more about the organization. Be sure you're ready to eat, we will be providing delicious food!

Tuesday, September 3: Craft Night, 7 pm - 9 pm. Spend some time letting your creative side loose with some fun crafts!

Wednesday, September 4: Game Night, 7 pm - 9 pm. If you're into classic board and card games, come hang out with us! Apples to Apples, The Game of Life, Monopoly... We've got it all! Ice cream sundaes and root beer floats will be the cherry on top of the night!

Thursday, September 5: Spaghetti Dinner, 5 pm - 7 pm. Business casual attire is required for this night! Spaghetti, salad, and garlic bread will be served for dinner. Over dinner, the women of Delta Omega Zeta will be asking you some final questions!


Upcoming Events

* TIAA-CREF Counseling Appointments

The TIAA-CREF representative will be on the UE campus on Tuesday, September 24 and Thursday, September 26 for individual counseling sessions. To schedule an appointment, call TIAA-CREF at 1-800-732-8353 ir 317-706-6200. The sessions are held in the Clifford Rare Books Room of the University Libraries (room 158). If you have any questions, call Carol McCraney at extension 2943.

* Employee Fall Healthy Lifestyle Challenge

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.

* Employee Health Screening Sept. 9

The annual fall wellness screening is September 9 in Eykamp 253/254/255, Ridgway 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

* Gluten-Free and Dietary Allergen Interest Meeting Today!

A meeting to discuss forming a gluten-free and allergen group will take TODAY at 5:15 pm, by the piano on the 2nd floor of Ridgway University Center. This group is open to all UE students!  If you are interested, or have any questions, please email Brittany Chidester at by noon today. Feel free to bring along some dinner with you to the meeting!

* UE Interfaith Initiatives for Fall Semester, Save the Dates

The Department of Religious Life would like to offer for your information the following Interfaith Initiatives scheduled for the fall semester. More details to follow. All events are free and open to the public. For more information please contact University Chaplain, Tamara Gieselman,

First Friday Forum @ 4:  Faith and Faculty
The Office of Academic Affairs and the Department of Religious Life are collaborating on the interfaith faculty forum series this fall.  The monthly forums 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, 4:00pm - 4:50pm including time for Q & A.
Forums will take place in the Schroeder Family School of Business, Room 172.
September 6                4:00PM           The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints: Mormonism                                     
October 4                    4:00PM            (TBA)
November 1                4:00PM            (TBA)
December 6                 4:00PM            (TBA)

International Day of Peace Concert, September 22, 2013, 4:00PM in Neu Chapel
Sponsored by the Department of Religious Life, the Neu Chapel Society, and the UE Interfaith Council.
Participating Partners:              Signature School String Orchestra
North High School Choir
Joshua Academy Choir
First United Methodist Church Musicians
University of Evansville Music students and faculty

Each year the International Day of Peace is observed around the world on September 21. UE’s Peace Day concert is scheduled on the following day, September 22, to maximize participation by the campus and larger community.
The United Nations General Assembly declared September 21 as a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, both within and among all nations and peoples.  The United Nations invites all nations and people to honor a cessation of hostilities during the Day, and to otherwise commemorate the Day through education and public awareness on issues related to peace.

“Jesus, Judaism, and Christianity: The Misunderstood Jew in Context” with A.-J. Levine, Ph.D.
Sponsored by the Snyder Concert and Lecture Series, the Department of Religious Life, and the
Temple Adath B'nai Israel
October 18 – 20, 2013 (Detailed schedule forthcoming)
Major lectures on campus include:  
Friday, October 18 @ 4:00PM          Jesus and Judaism
Sunday, October 20 @ 10:30AM       How to Hear a Parable: The Good Samaritan
Sunday, October 20 @ 4:00PM         Agreeing to Disagree: How Jews and Christians Read
                                                            Scripture Differently

Amy-Jill Levine is University Professor of New Testament and Jewish Studies, E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Professor of New Testament Studies, and  Professor of Jewish Studies at Vanderbilt University Divinity School and College of Arts and Sciences. Holding the B.A. from Smith College, the M.A. and  Ph.D. from Duke University, and honorary doctorates from Christian Theological Seminary, Drury University, the University of Richmond, the Episcopal Theological Seminary of the Southwest, and the University of South Carolina-Upstate, Professor Levine has been awarded grants from the Mellon Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the American Council of Learned Societies. She has held office in the Society of Biblical Literature, the Catholic Biblical Association, and the Association for Jewish Studies. Her books include The Misunderstood Jew: The Church and the Scandal of the Jewish Jesus (HarperOne), the edited collection,The Historical Jesus in Context (Princeton), and the fourteen-volume edited series, Feminist Companions to the New Testament and Early Christian Writings (Continuum). With Marc Brettler of Brandeis University, she has edited the  Jewish Annotated New Testament (Oxford), and she has written, with her Vanderbilt Colleague Douglas Knight, The Meaning of the Bible: What The Jewish Scriptures and the Christian Old Testament Can Teach us  (HarperOne).   She has recorded "Introduction to the Old Testament," "Great Figures of the Old Testament," and "Great Figures of the New Testament" for the Teaching Company. In 2011, Professor Levine became Affiliated Professor at the Woolf Institute: Centre for the Study of Jewish-Christian Relations at Cambridge, UK. A self-described "Yankee Jewish feminist who teaches in a predominantly Christian divinity school in the buckle of the Bible Belt," Professor Levine combines historical-critical rigor, literary-critical sensitivity, and a frequent dash of humor with a commitment to eliminating anti-Jewish, sexist, and homophobic theologies.

Interfaith Bread Festival, Saturday, November 2, 11:00AM -1:00PM, Eykamp Hall 251                  
Sponsored by the Department of Religious Life, the Department of Archaeology, and Alumni Relations
“Bread in Religious Culture”
Local communities and bread artisan will come together and share their sacred bread traditions. Join us for presentations and samplings!

Community Interfaith Thanksgiving Worship Service, Sunday, November 3, 10:30AM, Neu Chapel        
Sponsored by the Department of Religious Life and the UE Interfaith Council
“Celebrating Religious Diversity, Giving Thanks Together”

* Upcoming Jewish Holidays

A local Evansville family would like to host UE students who are Jewish for the upcoming Jewish holidays: Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, begins at sundown the evening of Wednesday, September 4 and ends in the evening of Friday, September 6. Yom Kippur, the day of Atonement begins at sundown Sep 13, 2013.

If you would like to be invited to their home to participate please email University Chaplain Tamara Gieselman at, and please include your name, phone number, and campus mailing address.

* 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, or Senior Vice-President for Academic Affairs, John Mosbo,

* Investment Consultant Will Speak to UE Students

Jeff Berger, Vice president and financial consultant of Hilliard Lyons, will be speaking to UE students at 4.00 p.m. in Smythe Lecture Hall, Schroeder Family School of Business Building on September 9. The title of his presentation will be “Time to take the Stock”. Berger graciously accepted an invitation to speak to UE students from Walayet A. Khan, professor of finance. Hilliard Lyons offers a full spectrum of financial services, including but not limited to, insurance, college education, retirement plans and investment management. The event is open to the public.


Info You Should Know

* Student-Alumni Mentoring Program 2013-2014

ATTENTION: juniors and seniors - would you like a mentor who is interested in you and your career path? Someone to talk with about your field of study?  Someone who understands the challenges that you face? Someone who can share their career path with you? Make your connection with UE alumni and friends through the Student-Alumni Mentor Program.
If you are interested, please visit:

* Sign Up for Deals Sent to Your Phone

My UE Mobile is a free program to inform UE students, faculty, staff, and local alumni and friends of the best deals in Evansville.

Sign up for the text service at

Not only do you get special offers straight to your phone, but it helps raise money for the University!

Note that these are offers for the Evansville area only, so only those living here should sign up.

* New Issue of Crescent Magazine

Pick up your FREE copy of Crescent Magazine Thursday, Sept. 5 at 18 campus locations ...and look for StudPub staffers passing out copies and free giveaways! from 11:30 a.m.–1 p.m.

* Meal Plan Changes

Students can adjust their meal plan for the fall semester until 5:00pm, Wednesday, September 4. Adjustments can be made by going to the Dining section of the Residence Life website.

* Jennifer Briggs Named University Registrar

Jennifer Briggs has been hired as University registrar, effective Monday, September 2. She comes to UE from Ivy Tech Community College, where she served as the registrar. Briggs holds a master's degree in public administration from the University of Southern Indiana and a bachelor's degree in middle school education from Kennesaw State University.

Please welcome Jennifer to the UE community!

* Freshman Service Project Announcements Sent to Hometown Newspapers and Online at

Thank you to all who participated in the Freshman Service Project last Monday, making an IMPACT on 20 nonprofit organizations here in Evansville! To recognize participation in this activity, announcements were sent to students' hometown newspapers and are posted online at

You should receive an e-mail notification today with a link to view your story online and share it with friends and family through e-mail, Facebook, and Twitter. You can also log in to via Facebook to customize your profile by adding a photo, activities, and other biographical information.

UE uses to recognize students for their achievements and activities, such as making the Dean's List, studying abroad, and participating in community service. Your online reputation is important – most employers Google an applicant's name during the hiring process for jobs and internships. UE is dedicated to helping students create a positive online profile by providing as a free service.

If you have any questions, please contact the Office of University Relations at x2241 or KL147. We look forward to celebrating your achievements with your local hometown media and online at Keep up the good work, and be on the lookout for more stories about your accomplishments! 

* Deans' List Students Recognized at UE Libraries

Students who earned Deans' List status for Spring Semester 2013 are recognized in an exhibit at UE Libraries. Exhibit is located in the entry lobby. Students merit the honor of being named to the Deans' List at the conclusion of each semester by earning a semester grade point average of 3.5 on a four point scale while carrying a full academic course load of at least twelve hours excluding Pass/Fail courses. Exhibit continues through September 15th.

* Libraries Offers Quiet Study Zone

Looking for a quiet place to study or to concentrate on your research? UE Libraries has designated Level 3 as a quiet precinct where concentration on reading, study, and research are accommodated. New Quiet Zone has individual study carrels, study tables, and casual seating. Students are requested to respect fellow students who use this library level for quiet study.

* 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

* Writing Center Opening Soon!

The Writing Center will open Monday, September 9. Schedule your appointment online and choose a time that’s convenient for you. To reserve a 50-minute session with an experienced student mentor, just visit, click on "Areas," then "Writing Center." Please remember to bring your assignment (the prompt) with you to the session.

For more information about the Writing Center, click here:

Have a great semester!



* Trisha Brandonisio Featured in New York Times

Trisha Brandonisio, a senior theatre management major from Las Vegas, was featured in The New York Times' recent photo slideshow "Far-Flung Students." The slideshow included photos and stories of students who attend college far from their hometowns. 

"Moving from Sin City to southwestern Indiana, without even visiting the campus, surely must sound crazy to most people! But that is exactly what I did to be a part of the theatre program at the University of Evansville," Trisha said. See her photo and story online here.





* Brand Earns Second-Straight MVC Player of the Week Honor

For the second-straight week, University of Evansville junior Taylor Brand was named the Missouri Valley Conference Women’s Soccer Defensive Player of the Week for her efforts in the Purple Aces’ shutout victory over UT Martin Friday night.

Brand and the Evansville defense limited the Skyhawks to just three shots on goal and held UTM to just three first-half shots, as UE posted its first shutout of the year. On the season, the Aces’ back line has allowed opponents to just eight shots on frame.

Evansville returns to the pitch Friday at 7 p.m., when it hosts IUPUI at Arad McCutchan Stadium. The Aces will be wearing orange jerseys for the match to support the Tri-State Multiple Sclerosis Association’s fight against MS.

* Women's Soccer Travels to Xavier Wednesday

The University of Evansville women’s soccer team will continue its non-conference slate Wednesday night, when the Purple Aces travel to Cincinnati, Ohio for a 6 p.m. match with host Xavier at the XU Soccer Complex.

Evansville (2-1-0) enters Wednesday’s contest having won its last two contests, defeating Tennessee Tech, 2-1, on Aug. 25, prior to downing UT Martin, 3-0, last Friday. Senior Stephanie Thompson and freshman Emily Griebel found the back of the net in both matches for the Aces, while sophomore Kayla Smith added the third goal in the win over the Skyhawks.

Offensively, Thompson and Griebel are tied for the team lead with four points, and Smith, along with freshman Bronwyn Boswell have each taken a team-high nine shots. In goal, sophomore Simone Busby enters the midweek game with a 0.67 goals against average, .750 save percentage and six saves.

As a team, UE has outshot its opponents, 51-22, and has limited opposing teams to just eight shots on goal. Evansville has also posted a 14-8 corner kick advantage and has recorded one shutout on the season.

Xavier (2-0-0) opened its season at the Boilermaker Challenge Cup (Aug. 23-25) and won the event by defeating North Dakota, 3-0, and host Purdue, 4-3. Tori Doss led the Musketeers with three goals and an assist to earn Offensive MVP honors at the tournament and teammate Courtney Kobashigawa was named the Defensive MVP.

Goalkeepers Katie Markesbury and Rachel Piccus split time in net for XU, with Markesbury making 10 saves in the win over Purdue and Piccus collecting four saves in the shutout of North Dakota.

Xavier returns 19 letterwinners, including nine starters from last year’s team that finished 6-12-1 overall and 1-8-0 in the Atlantic 10. Mariah Whitaker returns as the Musketeers’ top offensive player, after leading the team with nine points on three goals and three assists last season. Markesbury returns as the team’s top goalkeeper, as she posted a 6-11-1 record with four shutouts, 134 saves and a 1.60 goals against average in 2012.

Wednesday’s matchup will mark the 14th meeting between the Aces and Musketeers, with XU holding a slim 6-5-2 advantage in the all-time series. The two sides played to a 1-1 tie last season in Evansville. UE last win over Xavier came in 2010, when the Aces earned a 2-0 victory.


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