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Tuesday, September 17, 2013

What's Happening Today

* 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.

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* $1000 PRIZE - Innovation Week Design Challenge

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.

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 personal 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 p.m.

Innovation Week Design Challenge Kickoff with Accuride
Room 170 (Smythe Lecture Hall) - 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 p.m.
Accuride Mid-week Informal Feedback Session for Student Teams
Room 273 - Schroeder Family School of Business Building  (By appointment only)

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

Friday, Sept. 20
Design Challenge Pitches and Judging
Smythe Lecture Hall (Room 170 - Schroeder Family School of Business Building

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

* This Week in Music

Professor of Trumpet and Director of Jazz Studies Timothy J. Zifer will present this week’s Faculty Recital in Wheeler Concert Hall this Tuesday evening, September 17, at 7:30 p.m. Repertory for the recital will include Italian Baroque composer Giuseppe Torelli’s Concerto in D Major, G. 28; Classic-era Czech composer Johann Baptist Georg Neruda’s Concerto in E-Flat; Spanish composer Manuel de Falla’s Suite of Old Spanish Songs, arranged for trumpet by Amanda Pepping; and American composer Michael Cox’s Three Temp(erature)s for Trumpet. Zifer will be accompanied by Professor of Music Anne Fiedler on piano. The recital is free and open to the public.

* Cap Sales at the Bookstore

During the week of September 16-20 the UE Bookstore is offering 15% off the purchases of all caps during the week. If you want to get rid of that old, grungy cap nows the time ... we've got plenty of styles to choose.


Upcoming Events

* I-House: Tunisia

All members of the campus and local community are encouraged to attend I-House: Tunisia. I-House features a different international student each week sharing their story of life in their country. This week, Meriem Kanzari will discuss what their life is like in Tunisia. 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.

* Physical Therapy Club Meeting on Wednesday

The 1st Physical Therapy Club meeting will be held Wednesday, September 18 at noon in Room104, Graves Hall. All undergraduates and physical therapy students are welcome to attend. Please contact the club's president, Jenna Fischer-Spahn (jf146), or secretary, Kelsi Schluter (ks382), if you have any questions. Please come prepared to pay your dues as well. Thank you!

* CNS Research Group Presents Dr. Lisa Kretz - Moral Philosophy, Emotion and Student Empowerment

On Thursday, September 19, at 6 pm in Room 75, Schroeder Family School of Business Building, Assistant Professor of Philosophy Lisa Kretz will discuss her recent paper, "Moral Philosophy, Emotion, and Student Empowerment". Be sure to attend this incredibly interesting talk! See below for the abstract, and contact mm543 for more information.

Abstract: Drawing from David Hume’s account of the essential role of sympathy for moral behavior, and supplementing this analysis with Martin Hoffman’s work on the psychology of empathy and sympathy, I contend that dominant western pedagogy is inadequate for facilitating morally empowered students. I argue that ethical educators have a moral responsibility to facilitate not only critical moral thinking but critical moral agency. Part of ethical education should involve the provision of tools for effective citizen engagement, which includes addressing how moral contemplation can and should impact behaviour. Part of ethical education should involve students being empowered to actively manifest their considered moral beliefs and values. Ratiocination is insufficient for this goal. I make the case that the role of emotion in ethical decision making and action remains under-analyzed, and postulate that this is indicative of a general devaluation of the import of emotion. Failure to address the significance of emotional intelligence, and the resultant failure to teach emotional intelligence, reflects the continuation of oppressive structures - structures that dualize reason and emotion and privilege the domain of reason. An approach that doesn’t adequately recognize the role of emotion in ethical education is to the detriment of effective ethical pedagogy. I recommend a number of methods for remedying this omission so as to provide tools for moral action.

* French Club Call-Out Meeting

Bon jour! Anyone interested in the French language and culture is encouraged to stop by Room 117, Hyde Hall, on Wednesday, September 18 at 6 p.m. to get signed up for the 2013-2014 French Club. A lot of fun and friendship is the plan, and we need you to make it happen! Hope to see you there!

* Black Student Union Call Out Meeting

Don't believe the hype! Our organization is not about skin color, but about a community, founded by minority students, seeking to educate and involve all types of students in breaking down racial barriers, and coming together with a purpose to benefit the community around us. BSU will begin its weekly meetings this Wednesday, September 18 at 5:00 pm. in Room 272, Schroeder Family School of Business Building. The meetings will be every Wednesday at 5 pm.

* Dick Davis to be the Guest Speaker at Creative Writing Coffee Hour on September 19

Dick Davis will be the guest speaker for the Creative Writing Coffee Hour on Thursday, September 19 at 4 p.m. in the Mel Peterson Gallery.

Davis was born in Portsmouth, England, and educated at the universities of Cambridge (BA and MA in English literature) and Manchester (PhD in medieval Persian literature). He is the author, translator, or editor of over 20 books, including Seeing the World, which received the Heinemann Award of the Royal Society of Literature; Devices and Desires: New and Selected Poems, which received the Ingram Merrill Award; At Home and Far from Home: Poems on Iran and Persian Culture; A Trick of Sunlight; and various translations from the Persian, including Vis and Ramin and Faces of Love: Hafez and the Poets of Shiraz. A Fellow of England’s Royal Society of Literature, Davis was professor of Persian and chair of the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures at Ohio State University from 2002 until 2012.

* Constitution Day Lecture to Explore Marriage Equality and the Constitution

In observance of the federal Constitution Day, the University of Evansville’s Department of Law, Politics, and Society will host a lecture by a nationally recognized expert on same-sex marriage and the Constitution.

Steve Sanders, associate professor of law at Indiana University Bloomington’s Maurer School of Law, will present “How Marriage Equality is Changing the Constitution” at 7 p.m. Thursday, September 19 in Smythe Lecture Hall (Room 170), Schroeder School of Business Building. His lecture is free and open to the public.

Sanders teaches constitutional law and constitutional litigation at the Maurer School of Law at Indiana University Bloomington. His research focuses on same-sex marriage, federalism, constitutional liberty and equality issues, and regulation of the family. Before coming to Indiana, he taught at the University of Chicago and University of Michigan law schools.

Sanders formerly practiced law as a member of the Supreme Court and appellate litigation group of Mayer Brown LLP in Chicago, and he continues to litigate appellate cases related to marriage, family, and same-sex relationships.

In addition to his scholarly publications, Sanders has written for The Huffington Post, SCOTUSBlog, The Chronicle of Higher Education, and other print and online media.

* 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.

* 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

* Kenny Kent Lexus Jazz & Wine Festival Ticket Giveaway on WUEV 91.5 FM!

Tickets will be given away on WUEV 91.5 FM for the 6th Annual Kenny Kent Lexus jazz & Wine Festival on Wednesday, September 18, between the 4-6 pm slot with Jon B. and on Friday, September 20, from 3- 6 pm, in the Jazz Cafe with Paul Mattingly. The Kenny Kent Lexus Jazz & Wine Festival will take place on Saturday, September 21 from 4-11 pm on the Downtown Walkway in Evansville, Indiana. For more information:

* Select Work-Study Jobs Still Available

A small number of work-study jobs are currently available through the Office of Financial Aid for UE students. Eligibility is based on federal need as shown through the FAFSA. Applications may be obtained at the UE Office of Financial Aid, Olmsted Hall, Room 116. Questions regarding eligibility and job availability should be directed to Hilary Morales at

* Lost Necklace

During the sorority Bid Day celebration on Sunday, a gold owl necklace was lost somewhere on or around the Grassy Knoll in front of Ridgway University Center. It has extreme sentimental value, being a gift from the owner's mother. Please contact if you have any information regarding the necklace.

* Harlaxton Applications Available

Fall 2014 and Spring 2015 Harlaxton applications and course packets are now available in the Office of Study Abroad, Room  261, Schroeder Family School of Business Building.

* Join OSA Today!

It is not too late to join the Office Staff Association! OSA has been enriching lives through service, leadership,personal development, spirit of community and scholarship. Dues are only $8.00! Please consider joining if you have't done so. Send your dues to Gloria Spencer (HR) and join in the fun.

* Office Staff Association Membership Drive

Now is the time to join 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. Come join in the fun with your colleagues! The first meeting is set for Thursday, September 19



* Dale Edwards Conducts Parasite Workshop in Finland

Dale Edwards, UE biology professor, recently returned from the 16th International Conference on Diseases of Fish and Shellfish held in Tempere, Finland from September 2-6. Edwards was invited to participate in a two-day workshop addressing parasites of freshwater mussels.

* Beavers to Speak at the University of South Carolina

Anthony F. Beavers, Chair of Philosophy and Religion and Director of the Digital Humanities Lab here at UE, has been invited to speak at the Center for Digital Humanities at the University of South Carolina this February. He will be presenting two lectures: 1) Predicting the Future by Examining the Past: How Big Data Analysis Opens Up the Study of History, and 2) Ethics Beyond Our Means: How the Information Revolution Is Reshaping Human Values. The former will deal with how technologies are helping to clarify our vision of the past to provide lessons about how things can go right and wrong. The latter will examine how autonomous machinery and our use of electronic technologies are reshaping our sense of moral obligation.

The two-day visit will include a one-hour interview for the general public to be recorded and disseminated on the Internet.

Beavers was the recipient of the 2012 World Technology Award in Ethics for his work on moral machines. He also served as a Digital Humanities Fellow for the National Endowment for the Humanities at Indiana University during the 2008-2009 academic year.

* Frances Enzler to Speak at Local Church

Frances Enzler, Academic Advising assistant and iDepartment of Exercise and Sport Science instructor, will speak at Old North United Methodist Church on Tuesday, September 17, at 7:00 p.m. in the church Fellowship Hall at 4201 Stringtown Road in Evansville. Frances will be talking about and showing slides from her remarkable recent trip to Europe where she found the birth parents she had never met. This wonderful and inspiring story was featured in the June 2013 issue of Evansville Living magazine. Plan now to attend that evening to hear Frances’ heartwarming story and the events that led up to a “fairy tale” reunion.



* Belmont Up Next For UE Volleyball On Tuesday

In its last midweek match of the season, the Purple Aces volleyball team will make the quick trip to Nashville on Tuesday to face Belmont at 6 p.m.


Fresh off of its home-opening tournament, the University of Evansville stands at 5-5 overall while winning two out of three matches against strong competition over the weekend. Highlighting the matches at the Carson Center was a thrilling 5-set victory over Memphis.

Down 2-0 after two sets, the Aces made some adjustments at the break before coming out on fire, reeling off three wins in a row, including a 15-11 triumph in the fifth game. Ashley Ring notched 21 kills in the win.

Looking at keeping her play going is libero Katie Klages. The senior leads the Missouri Valley Conference with 5.67 digs per set, but even more impressive is that she ranks seventh nationally in that category.

Ring has been strong offensively and defensively throughout not just this season, but her whole career. She is having her best year to date, ranking No. 2 in the MVC with 3.87 kills/set and third in the league with 4.40 points. Meaghan Holmes has also been stout on both sides of the floor, but she has been a true force in the middle as her 1.26 blocks/set ranks third in the conference.

Belmont enters Tuesday’s tilt with a 3-9 mark as they begin a six-game homestand while looking to put an end to a 3-game slide. Over the weekend, they traveled to California for the Fresno State Classic where they fell to the host Bulldogs, 3-2, before finding themselves on the wrong end of 3-0 decisions against Oregon and CSU Bakersfield.

Freshman Jessica Vestal leads the Bruins with 164 kills, an average of 3.49 per set. She is followed by Scarlet Gable’s average of 2.74.

Conference play begins on Friday for the Purple Aces as they begin that portion of their schedule at Illinois State. The Redbirds are 7-3 thus far in 2013, third in the league. From Normal, UE will make the quick trip over to Terre Haute for a match on Saturday evening against the 5-5 Sycamores.

* Aces Golf Takes Sixth At Weibring Intercollegiate

Sophomore Alex Turner posted a 1-under 70 as the Purple Aces men’s golf team completed the Weibring Intercollegiate on Monday afternoon.

In a close competition at the top, Evansville finished in sixth place overall, only ten strokes off of the winning team, Loyola. The Ramblers finished the tournament with an 868 to finish one shot ahead of Purdue. Illinois State took third with an 870 while Arkansas-Little Rock and UNI were tied for fourth place. The Aces were just behind with an 878.

The sophomore duo of Alex Turner and Rick Voyvodic were the top finishers for the Aces, tying for sixth place. Turner rebounded from an opening round of 77 to post two rounds below par. He finished with a 2-under 69 in Sunday’s final round before he carded a one-under 70 on Monday.

Voyvodic played with the leaders throughout the duration of the event. After a 69 in the first round, he tallied a 73 and 74 to tie Turner with a 216. Quinn Vilneff had an extremely consistent tournament as he registered identical scores of 75 on Sunday before tallying a 73 on Monday to tie for 43rd with a 224.

Freshman Jon Pick and senior Parker Hensley each notched final totals of 230 to tie for 64th.

Three players finished the tournament tied for first place. Nick Willenborg (Loyola), Seth Trolia (Bradley) and Nick Steffens (Western Illinois) posted 3-round scores of 214 to finish the event.

Following an off week, the Aces resume action on Sept. 30 at the Cleveland State Invitational at Canterbury Golf Club.


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