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Monday, September 30, 2013

* Thank You to Everyone Who Chose to Make an IMPACT by Giving to UE's United Way Campaign!

Thanks to everyone who chose to make an IMPACT by giving to UE’s United Way Campaign! UE’s weeklong United Way Campaign officially ended at 8:00 a.m. today, BUT 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 . Then simply read the information in your packet, fill out the pledge form, and return it to the Office of Human Resources. You have the option to pay with cash, a check, credit card or through payroll deduction (which starts January 1, 2014).

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).

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

* 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

* Professor of Religion James Ware Leading Discussion Tonight at Newman Center

Professor of Religion Jim Ware will be the guest at tonight's Dinner & Discussion at the Newman Catholic Student Center. To commemorate today's Catholic feast day of St. Jerome (who famously translated the Bible into Latin), he will be speaking about "The Most Mysterious Passage in the Bible."

Dinner is served at 5:30 p.m. at the Newman Center, with the discussion going until 7:00 p.m. Everyone is welcome! Contact Mike Roesch at mr201 for more information.

* Wellness Nurse on Campus Today!

The employee wellness nurse will be in Krannert lobby TODAY - Monday, September 30, 1 - 3 p.m.

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Regular mammograms are the best tests doctors have to find breast cancer early, sometimes up to three years before the cancer can be felt! When breast cancer is found early, many women go on to live long and healthy lives....Early detection saves lives.

* 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!


Upcoming Events

* December Graduates Take Note

Commencement Central for all DECEMBER graduates will be Thursday, October 24 from 10 4 p.m. The event will take place in the Ridgway University Center just outside of the UE Bookstore. ALL graduates should stop by to finalize their graduation plans to make sure everything is in order. The Registrar, Alumni, and Career Planning offices will all be present. Graduates can also purchase their cap and gown, and order graduation announcements if desired. It only takes a few minutes and graduates can stop by anytime during the event. Please mark your calendars.

* Thesis Statement Workshop Set for Today

Do you have a paper due soon? You are invited to the Writing Center on Thursday, October 3 at 6 p.m. for a short workshop on writing a thesis--what it is, why it's important and how it should be structured. We'll also talk about organizing your essay and you can sign up for free sessions with a tutor in the Writing Center. See you there.!

* Calling all Flag Football Officials

The Intramural Department will be holding flag football training on Thursday, Oct. 3 from 8 pm-10 pm in Carson Center Room 113. If you are interested in officiating flag football join us at the meeting! If you have questions please email Seth Woodason (

* 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.

* 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!

* 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!


* 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

* New Hours @ UE Libraries

Starting September 29 and continuing throughout the semester, the Libraries will remain open and fully staffed until 1 am Sundays-Thursdays. This extension gives students’ another 5 hours per week to prepare and study for classes, conduct research and collaborate in groups. Information about all of the Libraries’ hours can be found at

* Teacher Education Admission Packets Now Available

Teacher Education Admission packets are now available in the School of Education office, Room 304, Graves Hall. Education majors must be aware that internships are not possible unless the student has been admitted to the Teacher Education program. Now is the time to apply to the program if you plan to intern during the Spring 2014 or even the Fall 2014 semesters.

Stop by the School of Education office for more information about the requirements, portfolio and deadlines or contact your education advisor.

* 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

* 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.

* 2013 SDG2 Quick Guide

The “SDG2 Quick Guide” has been updated to assist UE Cardholders with instructions on accessing SDG2, managing transactions, and scheduling monthly cycle reports. To view or print your copy go to the Pcard website at

* Requisition for Check or Purchase Order Update

The “Requisition for Check or Purchase Order” has been revised and improved with the new UE Logo. Please discard all previous versions of this form and use only the version with “Revised: August 2013” located on the bottom left of the form. The “Requisition for Check or Purchase Order” continues to be available on the Accounting & Audit website at http://acelink/Areas/Accounting/ or the Purchasing website at http://acelink/Areas/Purchasing/. As of October 1, requisitions submitted on old requisition forms will be returned to the requestor.

* In-House Office Supply Order Form - Revised

The “In-House Office Supply Order Form” has been revised with the new UE Logo and pricing. Please discard all previous versions of this form and use only the version with “rev. 8/2013” located on the bottom left of the form. The “In-House Office Supply Order Form” continues to be available on the Central Receiving website at http://acelink/Areas/CentralReceiving/ or Purchasing website at http://acelink/Areas/Purchasing/. As of October 1, old In-House order forms submitted will be returned to the requestor.



* Walayet A. Khan Publishes Paper

Professor of Finance Walayet A. Khan has published a paper co-authored with Joao Vieito of the University of Portugal (Porto) titled, “CEO Gender and Firm Performance” in the Spring, 2013 issue of the Journal of Economics and Business.
Dr. Khan was appointed as an external assessor (referee) to examine the quality of the financial research produced at University Tecknologi MARA, Malaysia and was appointed as an international advisory Editorial Board member of The Journal of Emerging Economics and Islamic Research.


Sympathy to...

* Marcus Kauble and Family

Condolences to Marcus Kauble, dispatcher in Office of Safety and Security, on the death of his father, Martin Kauble, on  Sunday, September 29 at Way-Fair in Fairfield, Illinois. Martin Kauble was 88 years old. He worked at Kauffman Industries for several years, was a retired farmer and was also an accomplished musician.

Besides his son Marcus, he is survived by his wife of 70 years, Imogene Kauble of Fairfield; two daughters, Susan Elliott and Marsha Smith of Fairfield; and three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, October 1 at Nale’s Funeral Home in Fairfield with burial in West Cemetery southeast of Mt. Erie, Illinois. Visitation will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday, October 1 until the time of service at Nale’s Funeral Home in Fairfield.


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