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Wednesday, September 18, 2013

What's Happening Today

* Catholic Mass Tonight in Neu Chapel

Mass will be celebrated tonight at 9:30 pm in Neu Chapel. Father Chris Forler, a UE alum and pastor of Catholic parishes in Chrisney and Rockport, will be the celebrant. Confessions will be heard and the Rosary will be prayed at 9:00 p.m. Everyone is welcome!

* 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!

* Banned Book Exhibit at UE Libraries

UE Libraries now offers an exhibit on Banned Books located on the entry lobby. Exhibit runs through September 28. Observance of Banned Book week is sponsored by the American Library Association as well as numerous scholarly organizations.

* 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.

* 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.

* 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 http://www.evansville.edu/globalenterprise/

* $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
4-6.p.m.
Design Challenge Pitches and Judging
Smythe Lecture Hall (Room 170 - Schroeder Family School of Business Building

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

Upcoming Events

* You're Invited: Women Stepping Up Reception & Panel

Join Stepping Up for a reception and panel discussion from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 24. The purpose of the event is to encourage more women to participate in government on all levels.

The event is planned by Stepping Up, a new non-partisan committee designed to encourage women in Southern Indiana to step up by learning how they can participate on boards, run for office, and inspire or mentor other women.

The reception begins at 5:00 p.m. in Dunigan Lounge in the the Schroeder School of Business. The panel discussion will follow at 5:45 p.m. in Harkness Hall, Room 162 in the same building.

Dr. Sharon Kazee will moderate the panel discussion. They will discuss why women don’t run for offices, the challenges facing them, and what can be done to improve the trend.

This reception and panel discussion will be followed by a series training luncheons.

The panel includes:
Moderator, Dr. Sharon Kazee, advocate for arts and education initiatives and former dean and vice president for arts and academics at the South Carolina Governor's School for the Arts and Humanities

Panelists:
Annie Groves, Vanderburgh County coroner

Stephanie Terry, Vanderburgh County Councilman and director of cMoe

Dr. Robert Dion, Chair of UE's department of Law, Politics, and Society

Lynn Miller-Pease, executive director of Leadership Evansville

Sally Becker, President of EVSC Board of Trustees

For more information, contact Jennifer Briggs at 812-488-2602 or jb610@evansville.edu
 

* Noon Prayer @ NEU, Sept. 19

The Department of Religious Life and the Neu Chapel Society announce NOON PRAYER @ NEU: Meditation with Music, a series of mid-day services for the 2013-2014 academic year. The 40-minute services of music, silence, and the spoken word will begin at 12:10 p.m. and provide a time of contemplation, reflection, and inspiration for University of Evansville students, faculty, staff, and the larger Evansville community. The first service in the series will be Thursday, September 19. Douglas Reed, University organist, will provide music by J.S. Bach, Sweelinck and Raison. Tamara Gieselman, University Chaplain, will read selections from the Psalms and by former UE President Earl Harper.

Each service will be framed with the ringing of a Peace Bell. Refreshments will be available after the services. All are welcome.
 

* Free Electronics Recycle Day!

All UE students, faculty, staff and administrators who live in Vanderburgh County can take advantage of the Vanderburgh County Solid Waste District bi-annual electronics recycle day on Saturday, September 21.  This free event is for residents only and takes place between 8 am and noon at the Civic Center parking lot downtown. Accepted items include computers, monitors, printers, scanners, cables, PC cards, televisions, consumer electronics, stereos, telephones, cell phones, answering machines etc.... Items not included would be large office copiers, vacuum cleaners, dehumidifiers. Check the Vanderburgh County Solid Waste District web site for more details or call C&I Electronics at 812-423-9166.

* 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.

* 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.

* Review Course for FE Exam: Register by Sept. 25

This fall, the University of Evansville’s College of Engineering and Computer Science will offer a review course for students and community members preparing to take the 2014 Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam.

The eight-hour FE exam, which will be offered at computer testing centers nationwide beginning in January, is designed for students who are close to finishing an undergraduate engineering degree. It is typically the first step in the process to becoming a licensed professional engineer.

The review class is taught by University of Evansville faculty members and offered only once a year. Classes will take place on Thursday nights from 6:30-9 p.m. in UE’s Koch Center for Engineering and Science.

This year, classes will be divided based on specific majors: civil engineering (classes run September 26-January 23), electrical and computer engineering (classes run October 31-November 21), and mechanical engineering and other disciplines (September 26-December 5). 

The deadline to register for the review course is September 25. For more information or to register, please contact the College of Engineering and Computer Science at 812-488-2651.

* 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.

Info You Should Know

* UE's United Way Campaign Is About to Begin! Be an EARLY BIRD with your United Way Pledge!

UE’s United Way campaign will take place Sept. 23 - 27. Take a minute to view Dr. Kazee’s special United Way podcast and read the testimonial in each AceNotes e-mail throughout the campaign to see how United Way has impacted those within our own UE family. Turn in your pledge card by 5:00 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 23, and you will be eligible for the Early Bird prize of an iPad! ALL participants who turn their pledge cards in to Human Resources by 5:00 p.m. on October 2 will be eligible for the other participation prizes which include: a day of vacation (3); UE vs. Butler basketball game tickets (2); theatre tickets (2 for each production); Men’s and Women’s basketball tickets to one UE game; a UE fleece blanket and other items from the bookstore; UE bird house/feeder and other items from Wild Bird’s Unlimited; gift bags from Red Poppy, Basket Kases, Penny John’s, Barefoot Cottage, and a “Movie Night” gift basket; gift certificates from Sodexo, the Slice, Café Cottage and Lincoln Garden; and No Fry Zone - Sunless Tanning (2). Please read the information in your packet and if you have any questions, feel free to contact Office of Human Resources at 2943. Lastly, Make an IMPACT and give to the United Way campaign!

"Ever since I can remember, I’ve always wanted to and liked to help people in any way possible. However, after becoming a victim of Hurricane Katrina, my family and I were “flooded” and overwhelmed by the kind hearts and generosity of people we had never met or would possibly ever meet again. Accepting things, even though we needed them, was so hard to do because we always liked to be on the giving end. After this very humbling and touching experience and knowing that we would never be able to give back to the people that gave to us made me want to help others in a bigger way. I found that opportunity when I became an employee of UE, which is a supporter of the United Way campaign. By being a volunteer with the United Way campaign, I can give back in a much greater capacity to others who are in need."

Rosanne Thomas, Administrative Assistant for Research and Advancement Services

* UE Leadership Academy Applications and Recommendations Due Today!

Reminder that all University of Evansville Leadership Academy Applications and recommendation forms must be submitted online by 5:00 pm TODAY, September 18.

Applications can be found here.

Recommendation forms can be found here.

* 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: http://www.evansvillejazzfest.com/

* 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 hm38@evansville.edu

* 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 at127@evansville.edu 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

* 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 http://www.marlimar.com/UE/.

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.
 

Congratulations

* Amy Hall Receives Robah Kellogg Alumni Recognition Award

On September 12, Amy Hall, professor and Chair of the Dunigan Family Department of Nursing and Health Sciences, received the Robah Kellogg Alumni Recognition Award from the UIC College of Nursing. Each year this award is presented to a University of Illinois-Chicago alumni who is distinguished in the field of nursing, a leader in the community, serves as a role model in nursing, and has a continued relationship with UIC. Congratulations to Dr. Hall for this well-deserved recognition!

* Birth Announcement - Declan Paul Anwiler

Amy Deane Clutter, senior administrative assistant in the Center for Student Engagement, has announced the birth of a new grandson. Declan Paul Anwiler was born September 13 in Pittsburgh, Penn. He weighed 8 pounds and 5 ounces, and was 20 inches long. His parents are Ashley Clutter Anwiler ’05, and Eric Anwiler. Declan was welcomed home by his big brother, Liam.

* 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.

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