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Thursday, September 19, 2013

* United Way Campaign Packets Have Been Distributed! Be an EARLY BIRD with your United Way Pledge and be eligible in a drawing for an iPad!

Campaign packets have now been distributed. If you did not receive your envelope in campus mail, please contact the Office of Human Resources. 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 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!

“When my son Dillon was 15 years old, he was diagnosed with Limb-Girdle Muscular Dystrophy. There is no cure for MD but doing physical therapy is helpful to many, as it helps with flexibility and balance. We were told that the Easter Seals Rehabilitation Center, a United Way agency, was the best place for him to receive his physical therapy treatment. For several years, Dillon would see his physical therapist Patti and her assistant (always an outstanding UE PT student!) on a regular basis. After spending so much time there, I realized that the rehab center provides services to many people with numerous disabilities, and they often do so at little or no charge. Making a gift to UE’s United Way campaign is a great way to support the rehab center and other worthwhile organizations.”

Robin Greenlee, Coordinator of Prospect Research

* Free Event Featuring the Subjects of "The Blind Side"

Evansville's Celebration of Diversity Distinguished Lecture Series is bringing Sean and Leigh Anne Tuohy, the subjects of The Blind Side, to Evansville. They will make a free presentation on Tuesday, October 1 at The Centre in downtown Evansville at 7:00 p.m.

The Tuohys’life was chronicled in a New York Times number one best-seller, The Blind Side, as well as in a record-breaking Hollywood blockbuster that earned more than $300 million at the box office.

The Blind Side tells the story of Michael Oher, a homeless teenager turned first round draft pick NFL football player, with the support and love of an unlikely adoptive family: Sean and Leigh Anne Tuohy.

To quote Leigh Anne from her Twitter account: "We believe in the power of one and making a difference."

The University of Evansville is a sponsor of the Diversity Lecture Series.


What's Happening Today

* 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.

* Delta Omega Zeta Game Night

All non-affiliated women are welcome to attend a game night TONIGHT at 6 p.m. at the Delta Omega Zeta house. We will be eating dinner, playing games, and making crafts! Feel free to come hang out and have some fun!

* 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.

* 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.

* 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.

* 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

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


Upcoming Events

* Retirement Reception for Keith Kutzler Planned for Today

Please join the University of Evansville and the Office of Academic Affairs for a retirement reception in honor of Keith Kutzler, associate registrar. The reception will be held on September 25 from 3:00 - 4:30 p.m. in the Class of 59 Gallery and Lounge in Ridgway University Center.

Keith received a BA in History in 1974 and a Master of Arts in Humanities in 1982, both from UE.

Keith was first hired at UE in August 1974. He has had several official titles: admissions counselor, associate registrar, information analyst, coordinator of academic advising and registrar. As UE registrar, Keith guided many staff through the massive conversion to Datatel. Keith has also been responsible for determining the academic eligibility of our student athletes.

Keith has three daughters who each attended UE and earned BS degrees. His wife Sharon earned a Master of Arts in Elementary Education at UE in 1978. Two of Keith’s daughters, Emily and Kasey, were defenders for the Lady Aces soccer team.

Outside of UE, Keith is a member of his church choir, coaches and referees soccer, is a grandfather of 3, and is a very big fan of the St Louis Cardinals baseball team.

* 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

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

* UEAAA Fundraising Through Friendraising Workshop

The University of Evansville African American Alumni Association (UEAAA) is holding a "Fundraising through Friendraising" Workshop on Saturday, September 21, in Eykamp 252, Ridgway University Center. Paula Parker-Sawyers is the guest speaker. She is a philanthropy trainer and will provide tools and strategies to cultivate supporters of the UEAAA Zerah Priestly Carter Scholarship. If you have any questions, please contact The Office of Alumni and Parent Relations at 488-2586.

* FREE Fitness Assessment & Group Workouts

The Senior DPT Class is working with Energize Evansville this semester on a 12-week Best Body Challenge. This Saturday from 9-11 a.m. at the CK Newsome Center, anyone can come have a FREE fitness assessment and participate in a one-hour BootCamp workout. Similar events will take place monthly - come this Saturday for more information. Spread the word and bring a friend!

* 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.

* New Events for Family Weekend 2013!

New events at Family Weekend this year include: 1) Biaggi’s Restaurant with employment opportunities, 2) A Nursing Department Open House will be added to the Reception for Nursing Students, for anyone to attend, 3) BSU Presents: Family Feud, 4) A new “Preparing for Graduation and Beyond” Parent Information Session, 5) A Family Weekend Drum Circle, where anyone can play drums, 6) Greek Open Houses will be available to give parents a tour, 7) and finally, a new act for the SAB Show: Derek Hughes Comedy and Magic Show!

Family Weekend is from 9/27 to 9/29. Register: 1) Online at, 2) Complete the registration form inside the Parents Connections Newsletter and mail it back to UE, 3) Call the Office of Alumni and Parent Relations at 812-488-2586, or 4) E-mail us at Register online until September 23 and then call until September 27.

To see a detailed Schedule of Events or to find a list of hotels, go to and click on “Family Weekend” on the left hand side. Questions? Contact the Office of Alumni and Parent Relations, at 812-488-2586 or 800-423-8633 x 2586.


* Sigma Alpha Iota Recruitment

Are you a woman with a love for music? If so, you are invited to the recruitment events for Sigma Alpha Iota, the women’s music fraternity. Informal recruitment events will take place September 23, 24, and 25 at 9:00 p.m. in Room110, Fine Arts Building. Both music majors and non-majors are welcome, even those affiliated with social Greek organizations. For questions or more information, please contact Kaitlin Emmert at .

* Humanities Night 2013

Humanities Night is set for Wednesday, Sept. 25, from 6-8 p.m. in Eykamp Hall (Ridgway University Center). Please join us for an evening dedicated to providing post-graduate information to Humanities students. Students will attend their choice of the following academic sessions, featuring panels of experienced alumni and members of the community:

Archaeology, Art History, Classical Studies, English: “Beyond Barista: Applying Your Humanities Skills in the Professional World”

Communication: “Jobs Outside the Box: Careers in Communication”

Foreign Languages, International Studies, Political Science: “The Global UE Experience: The Intersection of Academics, Study Abroad, and Experiential Education”

History: “Career Paths for History Majors”

Religion: “Career Exploration for Religion Majors”

The evening will conclude with a reception for students, faculty, and panelists. Dress is business casual, and student registration begins at 5:30 p.m. This event is sponsored by the Office of Alumni and Parent Relations, the Center for Career Development, and in conjunction with ten academic departments. Contact Career Development (488-1083) with questions.

* 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

* Campus Organizations: Team Up with HSPAC

Does your organization want to take a trip off campus, but needs funds and more people to make it a reality? The Honors Program Student Advisory Council (HPSAC) is looking for a club or organization in which to partner for an off campus trip this semester. Past partnership trips have included:

• Psychology Club to the Kinsey Institute at IU
• Society for Archaeology and the History of Art (SAHA) to the Indiana State Museum/Titanic Exhibit
• Society for Archaeology and the History of Art (SAHA) to the Cincinnati Museum Center/Dead Sea Scrolls Exhibit
• Society for Archaeology and the History of Art (SAHA) to Cahokia Mounds in Southern Illinois
• The History Club to the Missouri History Museum and St. Louis Science Center
• BiSci Club to the Garden of the Gods

The costs for chartering a bus can be shared by our organizations and/or requested through the Student Development Fund or Student Government Association. We can help! Here is what to do:

1. Email Peter Orkiszewski (po21) by September 25 with the name of your organization, your trip idea, and possible dates (this should be a day trip, no over nights).
2. Trips must have an academic or cultural element to be considered.

Let’s go have an adventure!

* 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.

* 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.

* Used Books & Donation Boxes

The 4th annual United Way Used Book Sale will be October 16-17. Donation boxes for books are in the following locations:

President's Office (Olmsted Hall)
Human Resources (Olmsted Hall)
Dean of A&S's Office (Hyde Hall)
Theatre Department Office (Hyde Hall)
Music Department Office (Krannart Fine Arts Building)
Publications (Sampson Hall)
Schroeder Family School of Business Area Offices
Igleheart Building
Biology Department Office (Koch Center)
Career Services (Ridgway University Center)
Multimedia Center (Graves Hall)
Athletics Office (Carson Center)

All genres are welcome except textbooks! If you have a large number of books to donate, please contact Meg Atwater-Singer at ma35/x2487.

* 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.



* Music Therapy in Action

Music therapy students from the Department of Music recently attended the annual Music Therapy Student Cooperative Learning Workshop. This year, the event was hosted by St. Mary-of-the-Woods and featured a drumming workshop led by Carolyn Koebel, MT-BC. Koebel holds degrees of distinction in music therapy and percussion studies from Western Michigan University and Michigan State University, and she divides her time between hospice music therapy and teaching. The UE music therapy students were joined by music therapy students from Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne and the University of Dayton.

Assistant Professor of Music Therapy Kathleen Murphy is one of several music therapists who contributed to the recently published text “Guidelines for Music Therapy Practice in Music Therapy,” edited by Lillian Eyre and published by Barcelona Publishers. Dr. Murphy’s chapter includes an overview of substance related and addictive disorders, with a summary of music therapy methods used in clinical practice and a review of published research on the subject.

* 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.

* Dr. Mark Kopta's CelestHealth Research Group Publishes Four Papers

Professor of Psychology, Mark Kopta is a coauthor of four research papers published with members of the CelestHealth Research Group. Dr. Kopta is founder and executive director of the group which consists of faculty and administrators from Johns Hopkins University, Harvard University, Marquette University, University of Minnesota, University of Louisville and University of Trier, Germany. One study presented findings using over 13,000 patients and 400 psychotherapists. The research involved psychotherapy outcomes and was published in the following journals: Psychotherapy, Journal of Counseling Psychology, Journal of College Student Psychotherapy, and Integrating Science and Practice.



* ProRehab Aces Soccer Classic

Aces fans, the men’s soccer team is in action this weekend as they host the ProRehab Aces Soccer Classic on Friday, September 20 and Sunday, September 22. On Friday, the Aces face the NJIT Highlanders at 7:30 pm at McCutchan Stadium. On Sunday, the Aces take the field at 2:30 pm against the Eastern Illinois Panthers.

Faculty and staff get free admission with their ID. Students also get free admission with their IDs, and can also earn student rewards points for great prizes just for attending Aces home events. Come out and support the men’s soccer team this weekend at McCutchan Stadium as they host the ProRehab Aces Soccer Classic!


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