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Tuesday, October 1, 2013

* 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

* This Week in Music: Eykamp Quartet Performs Today

The Department of Music continues its First Tuesday Concert Series this week in Wheeler Concert Hall at 7:30 p.m. with a performance by the Department of Music’s resident string ensemble, the Eykamp String Quartet. Quartet members include violinist Jessica Tong, Concertmaster of the Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra; violinist Alicia Choi, the EPO’s Associate Concertmaster; violist Rose Wollman, Principal Violist of the EPO; and EPO Principal Cellist Schuyler Slack. The program will include string quartets by Felix Mendelssohn and Béla Bartók, and Department of Music Chair Thomas Josenhans will join the Quartet for a performance of Mozart’s Quintet for Clarinet and Strings, K. 581. The Eykamp String Quartet is made possible by the special underwriting of Rita, Richard, and Dorothy Eykamp, friends of the University of Evansville and the Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra.

* Exhibit in Peterson Gallery - Multi Facets of Professor Brown

You are invited to view the retrospective exhibit "Multi Facets of Professor Brown" at the Melvin Peterson Gallery, on view until October 25. The gallery is open Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Saturday from noon -3 p.m. and Wednesday and Thursday from noon-6 p.m. For more information please contact the Art Department at 488-2043.


Upcoming Events

* Seniors — Time to Make your LinC Yearbook Senior Portrait Appointment!

It’s easy. Just call 488–2846 or stop by Student Publications, Ridgway University Center. Letters about having your senior picture taken and receiving your 2014 yearbook went out last week to those planning to graduate in December or May, but if you didn’t receive one, email the LinC at or call Student Publications. Be a part of the 2014 LinC! Senior pictures will be taken Oct. 21–23.

* 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.

* Graduate and Professional School Fair and Forum Tomorrow

Join Career Development tomorrow for two graduate school events tomorrow, October 2!

First – there will be a Graduate School Fair from  1-3pm 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

Then, from 6:30-8 p.m. , attend a Graduate School Forum 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, 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!


* Faculty Scholarship Display & Reception

The Libraries are hosting a FACULTY SCHOLARSHIP DISPLAY on October 14-28. Faculty are encouraged to contribute scholarship to the display, such as articles, books, book chapters, essays, creative works, etc. Works produced or published from August 2012 until July 2013 are eligible for inclusion in the display. Please send items to my attention by October 11.

The Libraries will host a reception honoring faculty on Thursday, October 17 at  2:30 p.m. in the J. Henry Schroeder Boardroom (Room 203) in the Library.

Questions? Contact Meg Atwater-Singer at x2487/ma35.


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.

* Copy Services Request Form Revised

The “Copy Services Request Form (CSR)” has been revised and improved to include the new Marketing object code and the latest UE Logo. Please discard all previous versions of the CSR form and use only the version with “Revised: 9/2013” located on the bottom left the CSR form. The revised form is located on the Copy Services website at http://acelink/Areas/CopyServices/ or the Purchasing website at http://acelink/Areas/Purchasing/. As of November 1, CSR’s submitted using old forms will be returned.

In addition, the “Copy Services Guidelines & Instructions”, and “Copy Services Request (CSR) Submission Options” have been revised along with a revised “Copy Services Instructional Request Form”.



* Matthew Knoester Wins Book Award

A book edited by Assistant Professor of Education Matthew Knoester, International Struggles for Critical Democratic Education, has just received a 2013 Critics Choice Book Award from the American Educational Studies Association (AESA). This award recognizes "outstanding books that may be of interest to those in educational studies."

* CNS Research Group and Nu Rho Psi members Attend Neuroscience Conference

Fourteen members of the Cognitive Science and Neuroscience Research Group and Nu Rho Psi Honors Neuroscience Society attended the Midwest/Great Lakes Research Symposia (mGluRs) at Wabash College, Saturday, September 28. Morgan Brown presented Reserch Methods study. Marianne Marcotte, Kelsey Edens, Karolina Toth, Mariah Gardiner, Natasha James, Michael Bryan, Anna Maurer-Batjer, Rebecca Gervasio, Sarah O'Brein, Kasey Michel, Evan Meiman, Nick Morgan and Tyler Perry.

* Beavers to Speak at Humanities Education and Research Association

Anthony Beavers, professor of philosophy and Chair of the Department of Philosophy and Religion, will be speaking at the 2014 Humanities Education and Research Association meeting in Washington, D.C. this coming February. The theme of the conference is "Humane, Inhumane, Human." The title of Beavers' talk is "The Crisis of Value in the Information Age: Information Reductionism and the Nihilism of the Present Day." The abstract is as follows:

"This presentation will explore the role that information and communications technologies (ICTs) are having on our sense of value," says Beavers. "Correlating to the rapid acceleration in the storage and transmission speed of information and the sudden proliferation of ubiquitous computational technologies, we have witnessed an increase in teen suicides, mass shootings, and political polarization that is antithetical to solving these and other important problems. The reason for this, I will argue, is that our equation of knowledge with “being informed” leads us to underestimate the value of curiosity, wisdom, wondering and practical reason, while, at the same time, creating a climate which has made being informed nearly impossible.

With the collapse of our access to the truth, we are suffering from a correlative access to value. Collectively, we know there are problems, but we are short on specifics and overwhelmed to the point of inaction. The question hanging in the balance is whether the use of information technologies can lead us to the solidarity of human community needed to address important issues or whether it is creating information silos that promote escapism and ignorance. While there are prospects for the former, the latter seems to be winning the day. In the end, I will address the question of whether this historical trajectory is stoppable, or whether our ICTs are leading us into areas we would not otherwise wish to go, were we adequately informed."

* Marriage Announcement

Congratulations to Brooke Mickens '11, director of Ticketing and Athletic Event Operations on her marriage to Ryan Mickens on September 21 in Evansville. The two met six years ago at UE.

* UE Creative Writing Professor and Alum Give Reading

UE Creative Writing Professor Rob Griffith and creative writing alum and FYS Instructor Katie Mullins gave a reading Friday as part of Fourth Friday Writers’ Coffeehouse, an outreach of The Riverbend Review: Art and Literary Magazine of Henderson Community College.

* UE Creative Writing alum and FYS Instructor on hot streak

Since May, UE creative writing alum and FYS Instructor Katie Mullins has had two chapbooks place as semifinalists - her poetry chapbook, Apostrophes, with Casey Shay Press, and her fiction chapbook, Caravan of Predators, with Ropewalk's Fiction Chapbook Competition. She has had 15 poems accepted at magazines such as Harpur Palate, The Lyric, Poetry Quarterly, and Midwestern Gothic, and she gave a reading for Midwestern Gothic in Indianapolis. Mullins has also had one essay and one flash fiction piece published and, most recently, had a short story, "Dark Room," picked up by The Quotable.

* 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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