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Friday, September 27, 2013

* Give. Advocate. Volunteer. Live United! UE's United Way Campaign Is Winding Down!

There is still time to participate in UE’s United Way Campaign. Please consider pledging your support and making our community a better place! Take a moment to view Dr. Kazee’s special United Way podcast and also read the following testimonial of how the United Way has made an impact on one of our own!

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.
Help make an impact in our community and give to the United Way campaign! Partner Up!

“The University of Evansville has always encouraged employees to give back to the Evansville community. I have been involved in many philanthropic endeavors since I have been employed at UE, but the organization that I enjoy the most is United Way. Not only are you able to designate where your money goes, you are also able to see many of the transformative changes that take place in those organizations. For example, the Day of Caring gives volunteers the chance to roll up their sleeves and assist with cleaning, painting, and landscaping projects that change the physical appearance of the buildings and grounds, but more importantly, it provides an opportunity for those same volunteers to touch the hearts and lives of those who live, work, learn, and play at these facilities. I support United Way, and it truly makes me feel wonderful inside.”

Debbie Kassenbrock
Director of Academic Advising/Associate Registrar

* 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

* TODAY starts Family Weekend!

TODAY starts Family Weekend! The Check-In Table will be open Friday, September 27 from 1:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. and on Saturday, September 28 from 8:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Pick up your registration packet, Schedule of Events, and Free Aces athletic passes, a cookie and a smile!

* Matt Clark/Gretchin Irons on WUEV 91.5 FM - Friday, September 27

One of the tri-state's most recognizable musical personalities, Matt Clark, and the silky one, Gretchin Irons, will be in the Hinton Studios to talk about their exciting collaboration. The Ultimate Throwback Night will take place on Friday, September 27, at Babel Bar & Lounge at 9:00 pm. Gretchin will sing and present a classy 40's persona and Matt will accompany her like only he can. They will sit down with Paul Mattingly and talk about this performance and how it came to be. Don't miss this broadcast and the Ultimate Throwback Night. Babel Bar & Lounge is located at 323 Main St. in Downtown Evansville. Call (812) 431-9202 for more information. This broadcast can also be heard online at

* UE Bookstore Parents Weekend Hours

The UE Bookstore will have extended hours during Parents Weekend, September 27-29. Friday's hours are 8 a.m.-6 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.-4 p.m., and Sunday Noon-2 p.m. Clothing and gift items will be discounted during the weekend so be sure to stop in.

* International Club Laser Tag Event

The International C;ub has planned a Laser Tag event. for Friday, September 27. The group will meet at Jazzman´s Café at 6,30 p.m. Transportation ensured. Tickets cost:$2 each.

* 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.


Upcoming Events

* University Worship Celebrates Family Weekend this Sunday

The campus community is invited to Neu Chapel this Sunday, 10:30 a.m. to worship and celebrate Family Weekend! Special music and a message which looks at Psalm 91: "God: Divine Safety and Security." All parents, students, and the larger community are invited! Donut Bank donut balls and coffee available at 10:00 a.m. and following the service.

* UE PRIDE's Coming Out Panel Set for October 2

PRIDE will be hosting their annual Coming Out Panel on October 2 at 7 p.m. in Hyde Hall 126. This event is .25 points in honors credit. Come and listen to the story of each panelist who will be sharing their experiences with in the LGBT community.

* Catholic Mass Time Change for this Sunday

Mass will be held in Neu Chapel at 9:00 a.m. this Sunday for Family Weekend, instead of the usual 1:00 p.m. Bishop Charles Thompson of the Diocese of Evansville will be the celebrant. All students and their families are welcome, and there will be a coffee and doughnuts reception at the Newman Center after Mass. Contact campus minister Mike Roesch at mr201 with any questions.

* Ride the Great Pumpkin Metric

On October 6 at 8:00 a.m., the UE Bike Club will be heading out to ride 15, 30, or 62 miles during the Great Pumpkin Metric bicycle tour! If you want to join us, go online and register at or pick up a registration form at the Student Fitness Center. Registration is $20 until September 21, and then it is goes up to $25. If you have questions, have already registered, or are planning to register, please e-mail Andrew at to let him know so he can be on the lookout for team members. Hope to see you there!

* Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc Rush Event

UE Greek Life is excited to announce that the city wide chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. is beginning rush activities. Interested women should make plans to attend a meeting on Sunday, September 29, at 4 p.m. at the University of Southern Indiana campus, University Center Room 206. Business attire is required. Applications for membership will only be made available at this meeting. For more information please contact Cara Fabrocini, assistant director of Student Engagement at 488-2058 or cf107.

* Career Development Sponsoring Two Graduate School Events on October 2

On Wednesday, October 2, the Center for Career Development is sponsoring two graduate school events!

First – there will be a Graduate School Fair from 1-3 pm on the East Terrace outside Ridgway University Center.

Registered schools:
Adler School of Professional Psychology
Indiana Tech Law School
Indiana University – Bloomington, Kelly School of Business
Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis
Purdue University
Southern Illinois University School of Law
Southern Illinois University – Carbondale Graduate School
University of Cincinnati College of Law
University of Indianapolis
University of Southern Indiana
Valparaiso University Law School

Next there will be a Graduate School Forum from 6:30-8 pm in Smythe Lecture Hall (Room 170), Schroeder Family School of Business Building. Faculty, alumni, and admissions representatives will discuss topics relating to graduate school admissions, programs, and more.

Confirmed panelists:
Janet Beagle, associate director of Graduate Student Recruitment Services, Purdue University

Luke Bickel, School of Public and Environmental Affairs Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis

Cindy Cain, director of counseling, Crawford County Community Schools

Michael Deponai, College of Liberal Arts, MCMA, Recruitment, Southern Illinois University-Carbondale Graduate School

Matt Hanka, director, Master of Public Administration program, University of Southern Indiana

Braden Pretzsch, pursuing Master of Science, Professional Media and Media Management Southern Illinois University-Carbondale

Greg Rawski, assistant professor of management, University of Evansville

Margaret Stevenson, assistant professor of Psychology, University of Evansville

John Stiles, associate director, Admissions & Financial Aid, University of Cincinnati College of Law

Steve Tokar, director, Graduate Business Programs, assistant professor, School of Business, Executive in Residence, University of Indianapolis

Jo Wagner, associate director of admissions, Adler School of Professional Psychology

Brittani Wilson, associate director of student recruitment, Indiana University—Bloomington Kelly School of Business

The hour long Q&A will be followed by a reception where students can talk to panelists informally. All students welcome!


* 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

* Andiron Lecture - The Medieval Islamic World and China by Anya King

Anya King, assistant professor of history at the University of Southern Indiana, will be the speaker at the Andiron Lecture set for October 2. The lecture will start at 4:00 p.m., in Eykamp 252, Ridgway University Center. A social gathering with beverages will precede the lecture at 3:45 p.m.

King’s topic will be “The Medieval Islamic World and China.”

The medieval Islamic world had an eastern frontier as well as the much better known frontier with Europe. This lecture will discuss medieval Islamic contact with China. When Islam arose in 7th century Arabia, China was unified under the powerful Tang dynasty. Merchants from the Middle East were keen to acquire precious goods including commodities from China. Merchants traveled to China both by land and by sea across the Indian Ocean. They brought back silks, porcelain, lacquerware, perfumes, and spices. China had a reputation as a land of highly skilled artisans and just government, intriguing generations of Islamic scholars.

King was born in Dayton, Ohio, and graduated summa cum laude from Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio, with majors in classics, art history, and history. She did her graduate work at Indiana University, Bloomington, from which she has a double major PhD in Central Eurasian studies and Near Eastern languages and cultures.

King offers courses at USI on Middle Eastern and Asian history. Her research focuses on the cultural and commercial interactions between the medieval Middle East and Central and East Asia. She is particularly interested in the subject of trade in goods of pharmacy and perfumery as well as Islamic geographical and travel literature. Her publications include “Tibetan Musk and Medieval Arab Perfumery,” “Some 10th Century Material on Asian Toponymy from Sahlan b. Kaysan,” “The Importance of Imported Aromatics in Arabian Culture: Illustrations from Pre-Islamic and Early Islamic Poetry,” and the forthcoming “Early Islamic Sources on the Kitan Liao: The Role of Trade.” She has recently completed a book manuscript, Scent from the Garden of Paradise: Musk and the Medieval Islamic World, and is currently working on her next book manuscript entitled Medieval Islamic Perfumery.

For further information, call the series coordinator M. Christine Mohn at 812-488-2585 or the College of Arts and Sciences at 812-488-2589.


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



* 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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