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Wednesday, September 25, 2013

* Make an IMPACT and turn in Your United Way Pledge Form!

Don’t forget to take a moment this week to fill out your United Way pledge form AND become eligible to win some prizes!

Turn in your pledge form to Office of Human Resources by 5:00 p.m. on October 2 and be eligible to win many great prizes: 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. You have the option to pay with cash, a check, credit card, or through payroll deduction. View Dr. Kazee’s special United Way podcast and also read the following testimonial of how the United Way has impacted the life of a UE administrator. Lastly, make an IMPACT and give to the United Way campaign!

“Young Leaders United (YLU) was created by the United Way to inspire young professionals, ages 40 and under, to engage in philanthropy, volunteerism, and community leadership. Being a part of YLU has given me the opportunity to attend lunch and leadership learning sessions once a month. At the lunches I’ve been given the opportunity to listen to community speakers talk about successful business practices, the importance of serving on a not-for-profit board and how to effectively network. Once a month YLU spends a Saturday morning volunteering at partner agencies for a couple hours. In the fall we helped Ark Crisis Center, located on Lincoln Avenue, with a family clothing drive. It was a wonderful opportunity to walk hand-in-hand with families selecting clothes for their children. The smiles on the kids faces warmed your heart as they received new clothing items and warm jackets heading into the cooler months. I would strongly urge anyone at UE who is under the age of 40 to get involved with Young Leaders United and become hands-on with the United Way partner agencies.”

Liz Riffert, Annual Giving Officer

What's Happening Today

* 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.

* First Japanese Club Meeting - September 25th!

The first Japanese club meeting of the semester will be on September 25 at 6 pm in Room 120, Hyde Hall! Come play Dance Dance Revolution with us and try some Japanese snacks. Any questions, contact ll115@evansville.edu

* I-House: Japan

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

* Humanities Night Is Tonight

Attend tonight's Humanities Night event from 6 - 8 p.m. in Eykamp Hall (Ridgway University Center). The event is dedicated to providing post-graduate information to Humanities students. Students can 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.

Upcoming Events

* UE Theatre Season Opens Friday, September 27

The University of Evansville Theatre will start its 2013–2014 season with Bruce Norris’s Clybourne Park, opening at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Sept. 27 in Shanklin Theatre. Additional performances are at 7:30 p.m. on Sept. 28, Oct. 3, 4 and 5 and at 2:00 p.m. on Sept. 29 and Oct 6.

Winner of the 2011 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and the 2012 Tony Award for Best Play, Clybourne Park is a razor-sharp comedy that explores the fertile ground of race and real estate in America. Inspired by Lorraine Hansberry’s A Raisin in the Sun, Clybourne Park portrays the acerbic appraisal of a Chicago neighborhood’s ethnic evolution over the span of 50 years. Clybourne Park is sure to be heralded as the most highly acclaimed new play ever produced in Shanklin Theatre.

Clybourne Park is directed by John David Lutz, Department Chair, with scenic design by Associate Professor Eric Renschler, costume design by Professor Patti McCrory, lighting design by Sarah Stolnack, a junior and sound design by Anna Rhoads, also a junior. The eight-member cast features seniors Julie Adamo, from Chesapeake, Va.; Dylan Frederick, Alex Raby, juniors Ben Anderson, Anders Nerheim and Raleigh Wade and sophomores Devin Fluker and De’Yonte’ Jenkins.

Ticket prices are $15 for adults and $13 for senior adults, students and UE faculty. UE students may obtain one free student rush ticket beginning at noon on the day of the performance they wish to attend.

Subscriptions for the four-play Shanklin Theatre season are still available for $44 for adults and $38 for senior adults, students, and UE faculty. In addition to Clybourne Park, a season ticket also includes the musical Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by Hugh Wheeler, Nov. 15–24; Compleat Female Stage Beauty, by Jeffrey Hatcher, Feb. 21–Mar. 2; and As You Like It, by William Shakespeare, Apr. 4–13.

Tickets may be purchased by calling (812) 488–2031, Monday through Friday, noon to 5 p.m.

* Spanish Club Meeting

There will be a Spanish Club gathering on Monday, September 30 at 7:00 p.m. in Room 133, Koch Center. We will play icebreaker games and get to know the new members. Like always, feel free to bring your friends along!

* Tune In to Payal Patel-Dovlatabadi Interview on WNIN 88.3 FM on Friday, October 4!

Tune in to WNIN, 88.3 FM (NPR) at noon on Friday, October 4. Payal Patel-Dovlatabadi  assistant professor and director of the Public Health Program in the Department of Exercise & Sport Science, will be interviewed on the program The Trend for a segment about "Extremes in Health and Fitness." If you’re not near a radio, the program can also be accessed at wnin.org.

* Register Your Family for Family Weekend!

Family Weekend is this coming weekend - Sept. 27-29! Online registration is closed, but you can RSVP for your family by calling the Office of Alumni and Parent Relations at 488-2586.

You can check-In for your family at the Check-In Table on Friday, from 1-7:30 p.m. or Saturday, from 8 a.m. - Noon. Free Aces athletics passes to Voleyball & Soccer Games will be available at the table.
 

Info You Should Know

* Families Needed for UE Global Friends and Family Program

The Office of Cultural Engagement and International Services matches families with UE international students for intercultural communication and understanding for all involved. The Global Friends and Families Program is not a home-stay program, and matches will vary in length due to differing academic programs offered for international students. Students want to experience true American culture through a meal around your table, the bleachers at your child's soccer game, or simply a conversation over a cup of coffee. We'll provide you with ideas along the way! Find out more and register here to be a Global Family! Please direct any questions to ld101@evansville.edu.

* New Quiet Study Zone @ UE Libraries

Looking for a quiet place to study or to concentrate on your research? UE Libraries has designated Level 3 as a quiet precinct for study and research. New Quiet Zone offers individual study carrels, casual seating, and large study tables. Students using this Quiet Zone are requested to respect fellow students who choose this library level for quiet study.

* Injury Clinic for Intramural Participants

The UE Athletic Training Program will provide a walk-in injury clinic, available for all intramural participants, every Wednesday night starting September 25 through the end of the semester. The clinic will be held in Graves 315 from 7-8 pm and will be staffed by a certified athletic trainer and students from the AT Program.

* September Pcard Cycle Ending Reminder

Attention cardholders: the September Pcard Cycle which started August 22 ends on September 23. Cycle statements may be run and printed on September 25.  The GL upload will occur on September 30. At the time of GL Upload, cardholders will no longer be able to modify transaction details for the September Cycle.

* Callout for Student Fitness Center Committee

Nominations are being made for the Student Fitness Center Oversight Committee for the 2013-2014 academic year. Four students are needed to serve on the committee and will be working in conjunction with faculty and staff in various areas such as the programming of the fitness center. For an application or any questions regarding the committee, please contact Jesse Willingham at jw453@evansville.edu.

* Registration Deadline TODAY for FE Exam Review Course

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 today, September 25. For more information or to register, please contact the College of Engineering and Computer Science at 812-488-2651.

Congratulations

* Maggie Stevenson Has Three Articles Published

Assistant Professor of Psychology Maggie Stevenson has recently published three journal articles. One manuscript, titled “Socioeconomic Status Influences Perceptions of Juvenile Offenders Tried in Adult Court” was published in the current issue of Psychology, Crime, and Law (vol. 9) and is co-authored with a UE psychology major alum, Katlyn Farnum (Sorenson), who is currently a doctoral student of psychology at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln. Another paper, titled “Knowledge of Juvenile Sex Offender Registration Laws Predicts Adolescent Sexual Behavior,” was published in The Journal of Child Sexual Abuse (vol. 22). Stevenson published a third journal article in the same journal (vol. 22) titled “Predictors of Public Support for Juvenile Sex Offender Registration: Educated Individuals Recognize the Flaws of Juvenile Registration Policies.” This manuscript included three UE psychology major alum co-authors Amy Smith, Ady Sekley, and Katlyn Farnum (Sorenson).

 

* Joyce Stamm and Adam Salminen

Joyce Stamm, associate professor of biology, and Adam Salminen, associate professor of mathematics, have secured a five-year, $610,600 grant through the National Science Foundation’s S-STEM (Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) program to assist students in science and mathematics. The grant is one of about 90 awarded from the 436 proposals submitted to the S-STEM program, and is the largest faculty grant in school history.

The award provides funds for financial, academic, and professional support for students majoring in the sciences and mathematics. The majority of the grant, around $528,000, will fund the new UE Science and Math Scholarship (SAMS), which will provide four-year scholarships to approximately 34 academically talented students with financial need who are majoring in biochemistry, biology, chemistry, environmental science, mathematics, or physics.

The grant also provides funds for new support services for science and mathematics majors at UE. These services include an introductory summer course for incoming students, a semester-long course on study skills and time management, monthly career colloquiums, and a science and math-themed living-learning community in a campus residence hall. These activities will be available to all math and science students at UE and will continue after the grant ends in 2018.

For more information on the grant, please see the news release or the SAMS program website.

Athletics

* Volleyball & Women's Soccer Teams in Action This Weekend

Aces fans, the volleyball team is in action this weekend at Meeks Family Court in the Carson Center as they take on Missouri Valley Conference foes Loyola and Bradley. The Aces take on new MVC member Loyola on Friday, September 27 at 7:00 pm, while the Aces face off against Bradley on Saturday, September 28, with the match starting at 6:00 pm.

The women’s soccer team concludes this weekend’s action as the Aces host Drake Sunday, September 29 at 1:00 pm at McCutchan Stadium.

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 volleyball and women’s soccer teams this weekend!

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