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Tuesday, September 10, 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.

* 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 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

* DPT Coldstone Give Back

The 3rd year physical therapy students are having a Give Back at both east and west ColdStone locations on Tuesday, September 10. Flyers can be picked up in the MultiMedia Center or PT Department Office in Graves Hall. Money will be used for a study course - please come support the UE DPT students!

* SAB needs YOU to help plan events!

Ever wonder what it's like to help plan for a comedian or what goes into getting ready for a weekly movie?! Student Activities Board has several spots waiting for you and your friends on our committees!

This year, we'll have several opportunities for you to help run logistics for our comedians, music performers, and countless other fun events. The four committees available to you are Special Events, Entertainment, Movies, and Homecoming.

The SAB Executive Board will have a call out meeting Tuesday, September 10 at 5 pm in Room100 (Vectren Lecture Hall) in Koch Center. Snacks will be provided to hold you over until dinner.

If you're interested in helping plan some awesome events for campus, come check us out and see where you can fit into the mix!

* Guest presentations by Dr. Yi-Fen Shih of National Yang-Ming University

The Physical Therapy Department has the pleasure of announcing two presentations by Dr. Yi-Fen Shih, associate professor and international coordinator for the Department of Physical Therapy and Assistive Technology of National Yang-Ming University, Taipei, Taiwan. Dr. Shih will be visiting UE along with two physical therapy students from September 9–16. Both presentations are free and open to the Evansville community.

The first presentation will be at 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 10 in Room 100, Graves Hall. Her presentation will be of her research and is titled “Investigation of neuromuscular performance in athletes with overuse injuries”.

The second presentation will be moderated by Professor of Health Services Administration Bill Stroube, followed by open discussion of the health care systems in Taiwan. This presentation will be at 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 11 in Room 170 (Smyth Lecture Hall) in the Schroeder Family School of Business Building.

Dr. Shih received her professional physical therapy education in Taiwan, and completed post-graduate research training at the University of Pittsburgh and the Imperial College in London, England. She is a board-certified physical therapist and a researcher specializing in the area of musculoskeletal physical therapy and sport science.


Upcoming Events

* Sept. 16 – 20 – Innovation Week at UE

The Institute for Global Enterprise presents Innovation Week at the University of Evansville, taking place from Sept. 16-20. Given today’s intense interconnectedness, rapid pace of change and growing complexity of global challenges, innovation is essential for progress and success for our future graduates and our civic, public and private sectors. You are invited to participate in the Innovation Week events, which include the Institute for Global Enterprise Speaker Series event featuring John Kao, the weeklong Design Challenge, a presentation on 3-D Printing and Innovation, and a presentation by Social Innovator Tyler White on his organization, Fields of Dreams Uganda.

For details, please visit

* $1000 PRIZE - Innovation Week Design Challenge - Info Session this Friday!

Students are invited to participate in the Innovation Week Design Challenge to compete for a $1,000 team prize, which will be awarded by Accuride, the Design Challenge corporate sponsor. Join us for an informal info session and to form a team this Friday, September 13 at 4 pm in Room162., Schroeder Family School of Business Building.

Cross-disciplinary student teams of 3 to 6 members will spend a fun-filled week competing to develop a conceptual design that provides an innovative solution to Accuride’s challenge. Students will have access to advisors from the faculty, be instructed in the use of 3-D printing as an innovation tool, be called to action by a special guest speaker, nationally-known innovation strategist John Kao, gain insight during a mid-week informal feedback session with Accuride, and build a proof-of-concept model. Most important, the competition will enable the teams to increase their appreciation of cross-disciplinary innovative problem-solving techniques.

All Design Challenge conceptual designs will be evaluated on Friday, September 20, during a 10-minute student presentation and submittal of a proof-of-concept model to a panel of judges consisting of Accuride personnel and UE faculty/staff. The winning team of the Design Challenge will receive a $1,000 cash prize provided and presented by Accuride during a special reception that evening.

Part of Innovation Week, the Design Challenge is supported by the Institute for Global Enterprise and the Kern Entrepreneurship Education Network.

Full Calendar of Design Challenge Events:

Monday, Sept. 16
4-5:30 pm
Innovation Week Design Challenge Kickoff with Accuride
Smythe Lecture Hall (Room 170) - Schroeder Family School of Business Building

Tuesday, Sept. 17
3-3:30 pm
3-D Printing, Manufacturing and Innovation
Dr. John Layer
Room 100 - Koch Center

3:45-4:45 pm?
Electronic files needed for 3-D Printing
Dr. John Layer instruction for student teams participating in the Innovation Week Design Challenge

Wednesday, Sept. 18
4-6 pm
Accuride Mid-week Informal Feedback Session for Student Teams
Room 273, Schroeder Family School of Business Building (By appointment only)

Thursday, Sept. 19,
4 pm
Deadline for Design Challenge Student Teams to Submit 3-D Printing Requests
(Submit electronically to Dr. Layer)

Friday, Sept. 20
4-6 pm
Design Challenge Pitches and Judging
Smythe Lecture Hall (Room170) - Schroeder Family School of Business Building

6-7 pm
Design Challenge Award Presentation and Reception
Dunigan Lounge (Room 160) - McCurdy Wing of Schroeder Family School of Business Building

* John Kao Will Be Next Institute Speaker Series Guest on Tuesday, September 17.

John Kao will be the next Institute Speaker Series guest on Tuesday, September 17.

Kao has been called “Mr. Creativity” and “a serial innovator” by The Economist and is a leading authority on innovation, organization transformation, and emerging technologies. He will address Global Competitive Innovation for Organizations, Nations, and Individuals. Kao received his MBA from Harvard and his MD from Yale. He is also a Tony-winning producer of film and stage, and spent the summer of 1969 playing keyboards for Frank Zappa.

Kao will appear at the Scottish Rite Cathedral in Indianapolis at noon (ET) for a luncheon presentation, and then travel to Evansville for a 7:00 p.m. event at the Victory Theatre. Visit for ticket information for the Indianapolis luncheon. The evening presentation at the Victory is free and open to the public. For preferred seating in Evansville, RSVP to

Prior to the Kao lecture in Evansville, the UE community is invited to join Dishcrawl for an innovative menu at Babel Restaurant on Main Street starting at 4 p.m. and leading up to the 7 p.m. lecture. Babel will feature an innovative dish and provide a wonderful networking environment for inspired and like-minded individuals. The cost is $5.00, and the group will be limited to the first 40 who register at

A free bus ride will be available for UE students between campus and the Victory. To accommodate students attending the dishcrawl event, there will be a bus leaving UE at 5:15 p.m. in addition to the bus leaving at 6:15. The bus to return to campus will depart the Victory following the conclusion of the presentation. For more information, contact Cindy at ck116 or visit The Institute Speaker Series is sponsored by the Institute for Global Enterprise.

* Fields of Dreams' Co-Founder Tyler White, Social Innovator and UE Senior to Tell His Story, Sept. 20 at Free Luncheon

The campus community is invited to enjoy a free luncheon and presentation by UE senior, Tyler White. This event will take place in Eykamp 251, Ridgway University Center on September 20 from noon - 1:30 p.m. Please RSVP to ck116 by Sept 17.

Tyler White co-founded Fields of Dreams Uganda at the age of 19. Tyler will share his story of how he became a social innovator in creating a new organization and model that addresses social needs and is strengthening the civil society of Uganda. Fields of Dreams provides hope for the orphaned and vulnerable children of Uganda through the vehicles of soccer and education.

This is a SSB Passport approved event sponsored by the Institute for Global Enterprise and is part of Innovation Week.

* Dale Edwards to Give Crick Lecture Today at 4 PM

Dale Edwards, professor of biology and Biology Department Chair, will be giving a talk as part of the Crick Lecture Series, at 4 p.m., Wednesday, September 11 in Room 100, Koch Center. His topic will be "Are Science and Religion Compatible?"  This event is jointly sponsored by the Cognitive Science and Neuroscience programs.

Debates about the compatibility of science and religion are commonplace. Many people argue that science and religion are not in conflict mainly because they deal with different issues or because most religions are in accordance with reality as described by science. Others insist that religion and science are incompatible because they operate from fundamentally different methodologies and philosophical approaches.  This lecture will reflect on these disparate opinions and in the end conclude that there is little common ground between these apparent ways of knowing.

* Correction: A.-J. Levine Lecture Time on Sunday, October 20

Please note the time change for A.-J. Levine's lecture on Sunday afternoon, October 20 is at 2:00p.m. A detailed schedule is forthcoming, but save the dates! The public is invited.

Friday, October 18 @ 4:00PM Jesus and Judaism
Eykamp 251

Sunday, October 20 @ 10:30AM How to Hear a Parable: The Good Samaritan
Neu Chapel

Sunday, October 20 @ 2:00PM Agreeing to Disagree: How Jews and Christians Read Scripture Differently
Eykamp 251

* I-House: Iraq

All members of the campus and local community are encouraged to attend the first I-House of the semester. I-House features a different international student each week sharing their story of life in their country. On September 11th, Jawad AlDhalemi and Noble Rassam will discuss what their life is like in Iraq. Join us as they provide a different perspective of the Iraqi War and help break down our own stereotypes. Attendees will learn about culture, lifestyle, food, and so much more. Bring your friends to enjoy the presentation this Wednesday at 7pm on the 2nd floor of Ridgway University Center in the Class of 1959 Gallery.

* UE Purple T-Shirt Exchange

The UE Purple T-Shirt Exchange is set for Friday, September 13 from noon-1 p.m. in Ridgway University Center! The first 50 students and 25 faculty and staff to bring a shirt from a different university or college will get a free UE t-shirt.

* Japanese Club Callout Meeting on September 11!

Are you interested in Japanese language and culture? Do you want to meet other students on campus that share these interests? Then you should come by the Japanese Club call out meeting and see what we're all about!

The call out meeting will be on September 11 @ 6 p.m. in Hyde Hall 120.

If you have any questions or cannot make it to this meeting, please contact

Hope to see you there!


* Orr Fellowship Information Session

Orr Fellowship representatives will be conducting an information session on Thursday, September 12, from 12:15 - 1:15 p.m., in Room 272, Schroeder Family School of Business Building. To learn more, please go to the Orr Fellowship web page.

* Faculty Scholarship Display & Reception

The Libraries are hosting a FACULTY SCHOLARSHIP DISPLAY on October 14-28. Faculty are encouraged to contribute scholarship to the display, such as articles, books, book chapters, essays, creative works, etc. Works produced or published from August 2012 until July 2013 are eligible for inclusion in the display. Please send items to my attention by October 11.

The Libraries will host a reception honoring faculty on Thursday, October 17 at  2:30 p.m. in the J. Henry Schroeder Boardroom (Room 203) in the Library.

Questions? Contact Meg Atwater-Singer at x2487/ma35.


Info You Should Know

* Need Soccer Officials!

The Intramural department is in need of more experienced soccer officials. Please contact Seth Woodason ( if you are interested.

* Discover IMPACT: Leadership Certificate

Interested in developing your leadership skills? Consider the Discover IMPACT: Leadership Certificate! The Leadership Certificate is a multi-semester structured program designed to provide students with a customized experience to help develop leadership skills in a way that integrates leadership education, reflection, and experience. The Certificate Program is grounded in the Student Leadership Challenge and its core belief that leadership is everyone’s business. To this end, The Leadership Certificate program is a skills-based model of leadership development. To learn more visit our website and sign up today! For more information contact Cara Fabrocini, assistant director of Student Engagement, at or x2058.

* Habitat for Humanity Partnership- Volunteers Needed

This semester, the Center for Student Engagement has developed a Social Responsibility Certificate. Through the certificate, students will learn about issues related to Homelessness and Poverty and will work with Habitat for Humanity of Evansville to build a home for a local family. Guest speakers will present in Eykamp Hall on Mondays from noon-1pm starting September 9th with an introduction to the program. On Wednesdays from Sept. 18-Oct. 23rd, volunteers are needed in addition to those participating in the Certificate program, to help on the build site. If you are interested in knowing more about the Discover IMPACT: Social Responsibility Certificate program, or if you would like to know how you can volunteer on site for the House Build, contact Geoff Edwards, Director of the Center for Student Engagement at or by calling 812-488-1102. The Certificate website is at:

* Office Staff Association Membership Drive

Now is the time to join the Office Staff Association (OSA), an organization for the support staff at the University of Evansville . Membership dues are only $8.00! All proceeds from membership go to the OSA scholarship fund for UE students. Please send your paid dues to Gloria Spencer in HR. Don’t forget the free parking permit drawing for those that join by Tuesday, September 10. Come join in the fun with your colleagues!

* Fall Locker Fees Due

The Fall 2013 Fitness Center locker rental fees are due now. Locker fees may be paid at the Fitness Center office or front desk.

* Admission Website 'Aces Place' Is Closing

On Friday, September 13, the Admissions website "Aces Place" will be closing. Freshman, be sure to save any content or photos from the site before that date, as you will not be able to access it as soon as it is closed. After September 13, you will no longer be able to access your profile. If you have any questions, please contact Aces Place at

* 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

* 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.



* New Publications by Tzurei Chen

Assistant professor of physical therapy Tzurei Chen has two recent publications. Her manuscript titled “Altered center of mass control during sit-to-walk in elderly adults with and without history of falling“ has been accepted for publication in Gait and Posture. The other article titled “Sagittal plane center of mass movement strategy and joint kinetics during sit-to-walk in elderly fallers” is in press with Clinical Biomechanics.

* New Publication by Professor of Religion James Ware

Religion Professor James Ware has recently publsihed an essay, "Euripides’ Beatific Vision," in Touchstone: A Journal of Mere Christianity (Vol. 26, No. 4 [July/August 2013], pages 27-33). The article explores an important play of the ancient dramatist Euripides, and its strking parallels (and contrasts) to the story of Jesus told in the Gospels.


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