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Friday, September 20, 2013

* Be an EARLY BIRD with your United Way Pledge!

UE’s United Way campaign will begin Monday, Sept. 23, and run through Friday, Sept. 27, and if you turn in your pledge card by 5:00 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 23, you will be eligible to win an Early Bird prize of an iPad!

Please read the information in your packet and if you have any questions, feel free to contact Office of Human Resources at 2943. Take a minute to view Dr. Kazee’s special United Way podcast at, and then give to the United Way campaign and ‘make an impact!’


What's Happening Today

* Aces for Liberty Call Out Meeting Today

Aces for Liberty is a open political discussion group that aims to improve members' understanding of individual liberties and current events. The call out meeting is Friday, September 20 at 7 pm in Room 8, Hyde Hall.

* 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.

* 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

* $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

* 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.

* 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.

* 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.

* 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.


Info You Should Know

* Join the Admission Ambassador Organization!

Do you have a love for meeting new people and UE? If so, the Admission Ambassador organization is for you! Applications are now available online and will be due Wednesday, September 25. Please notice the deadline has been extended!

To apply:
1) Login to:
2) Select the “Students” tab, and then scroll down to the end of the page
3) In the right column, under the “Student Workers” section, select the Admission Ambassador Application link.
4) Please fill out the application completely and there will also be a section to request a reference from UE faculty/staff.
Thank you, and if you have any questions please contact Victoria Bruner at

* 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:

* 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.

* 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.



* Jones and Beavers Edit Collection on the Philosophy of Information

Derek Jones, assistant professor of philosophy and director of Cognitive Science, and Anthony F. Beavers, Chair of the Department of Philosophy and Religion, just completed a special edited collection, Philosophy in the Age of Information: A Symposium on Luciano Floridi's The Philosophy of Information, for publication in the journal Minds and Machines. This special journal issue presents eight papers that raise critical objections to Dr. Floridi's recent book and features responses from the author himself.

Dr. Floridi of Oxford University visited UE last November for three days, during which he delivered three lectures, including our annual Ethics lecture, a Crick Lecture, and a special lecture on the design philosophy of Steve Jobs. Floridi also taught a special, three hour seminar session in the philosophy of information for one of our honors classes.

* Mike Zimmer Publishes Research Paper

Professor of Economics and Guthrie May Chair in Business Michael Zimmer has had an article published in the current issue of The Social Science Journal (Vol. 50 No. 3). The paper, entitled "Twice Chosen: Spouse Matching and Earnings Among Women in First and Second Unions", is coauthored with Johanna Astrom and Olle Westerlund, Umea University Sweden, and Robert Nakosteen, University of Massachusetts.

* 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!

* 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.



* Indiana Intercollegiate On Tap For Cross Country

On Friday, the Purple Aces cross country teams travel to Bloomington, Ind. to run in the Indiana Intercollegiate at the IU Championship Cross Country Course.

Beginning with an open race at 3:30 p.m. ET, the women run their 5K at 4:30 p.m. ET before the man take to the course 45 minutes later for their 8K event.

“This week will be a strong test for both teams,” head coach Don Walters said. “I should have all of my top women at this race; Kelby will have some great runners around her and will give everything she has to compete on such a high level”

“I look forward to seeing what kind of race Kirsten (Perrey) has, she has really improved this season and is running healthy,” Walters continued. “The men’s team will look to improve on their times and continue to compete with success.”

Jenkins, Perry and the rest of the UE teams were strong in last weekend’s Fleet Foot Invitational in Huntsville, Ala. Jenkins posted her second win of the season and the sixth of her career, running a time of 17:35. Her effort marked the second-best time in program history behind Andrea Sonnenschein’s 17:30.

Behind her were a pair of ladies who have been running at their best this season. Kirsten Perrey set a PR for the second week in a row. The junior took seventh place overall with a time of 19:01.3 That time was 31 seconds ahead of her former top mark, which was set the week before at Eastern Illinois. Also setting her top time was Maria Lynn, who ran a 19:13.6 to beat her former mark by 3.17 seconds.

The men were led by junior Josh Genet, who has established himself as a force each weekend for the Aces. Genet finished in third place out of 80 thank to his 25:57.1. Jon Ashby has been improving each week in his sophomore campaign as he finished in eighth with a 26:37.1.

A pair of freshman are also coming into their own at the collegiate level as Ben Woolems and Ross Frondorf had ran better each and every time out on the course. Woolems posted a 27:15.0 on his way to a finish of 17th while Frondorf ran his way to a 27:28.1 to register a 20th-place finish.

One of the special aspects of the Indiana Intercollegiate is that every college and university in the state, regardless of size or NCAA affiliation, will be competing in the event. The races, which last took place two years ago, are expected to feature a total of more than 750 runners.

In the 2011 meet, Andrew Barrett led the men with a 34th place out of 169 runners while Kelby Jenkins was 33rd out of the 169 female runners.

* MVC Play To Begin Friday For Aces Volleyball

Missouri Valley Conference play begins this weekend as the University of Evansville volleyball team faces road matches at Illinois State and Indiana State.

Evansville faces the Redbirds in a 7:05 p.m. match on Friday before heading to Terre Haute for Saturday’s 6 p.m. CT start.

Katie Klages has established herself as not only one of the top libero’s in the MVC, but ranks among the best in the nation. She has averaged 5.67 digs per set, a stat that is tops in the conference and seventh in the nation. She is not the only one who has been having a stellar season.

Ashley Ring is second in the league, averaging 3.87 kills/set while her point total of 4.40 each frame is third. Meaghan Holmes (hitting and blocks) and Jenn Murphy (assists) also ranks in the top five in their respective catgeories.

Friday’s conference opener in Normal, Ill. will also mark the home opener for the Redbirds as they played their first ten matches away from home en route to a 7-3 record. After going 2-1 in the IUPUI Tournament, Illinois State headed to the Nevada-Reno Tournament where they went a perfect 4-0 that included victories over Nevada and UC Davis. They went 1-2 at Butler’s event last weekend, falling to the host Bulldogs and Michigan State.

A well-balanced team, Illinois State is second in the MVC in hitting (.245) while ranking second in opponent hitting (.161). Leading that potent offensive attack is Emily Schneider, who ranks third in the Valley as she has hit .379 for the season.

Standing at 5-5 in 2013 is Indiana State. Included in their victories thus far are triumphs over SIU Edwardsville, Chicago State, Georgetown, North Carolina Central and Robert Morris. In last weekend’s Wright State Invitational, the Sycamores fell to Murray State and Wright State.

The Sycamores are led by Morgan Dall, who leads the Indiana State offense and continues to be one of the top hitters in the Missouri Valley Conference and in the nation. Dall leads the MVC and ranks 21st nationally in kills per set (4.29) while also leading the Valley and ranks 30th nationally in points per set (4.75).

In last year’s action, the Aces split a pair of matches against Indiana State and have lost five in a row to Illinois State.

* 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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