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Friday, October 4, 2013

* Thank You to Everyone Who Made an IMPACT and Gave to UE's United Way Campaign!

UE’s weeklong United Way Campaign has officially ended, BUT if you have not had time to pledge your support, there is still time to do so. Please 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).

Prize Winners in the United Way drawing include:
iPad – Cindy Kelley (early bird drawing)
Vacation Day – Kristie Byrns
Vacation Day – Karen Doss
Vacation Day – Kathy Bartelt
Two tickets to UE vs. Butler Men’s Basketball game – Geneva Davis
Four tickets to UE Men’s Basketball game – Kim Higgins
Four tickets to UE Women's Basketball game – Joni McFelea
Barefoot Cottage gift bag – John Jordan
The Red Poppy gift bag – Kim McDonald
Basket Kases gift bag – Vicky Hasenour
Penny Johns gift bag – Abigail Werling
Movie basket with movie treats – Benjamin Johnson
Two tickets to UE Theatre – Terri Ames
Two tickets to UE Theatre – Carol Dallinger
UE Fleece Blanket – Mary Kessler
UE Bookstore Items – Pat Thomas
Sodexho gift certificate – Liz Wannemuehler
Coffee Cottage gift certificate – Kim Anthony
The Slice gift certificate – Jeanette Oakley
Lincoln Garden gift certificate – Ann Baker
Wild Birds Unlimited Bird Feeder – Brenda Miller
Wild Birds Unlimited Bird Feeder – Lisa Toelle
No Fry Zone gift certificate – Carol Arney
No Fry Zone gift certificate – Sarah Lee Bivin


What's Happening Today

* UE Theatre Presents Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-Winning Play, Clybourne Park

University of Evansville Theatre’s Clybourne Park garners high praise from the press.

“This production of Clybourne Park, by Bruce Norris, offers a brilliantly insightful, entertaining and provocative examination of race, real estate and community in 21st century Middle America. In Evansville’s first must-see show of the season, John David Lutz and his team of players, designers and technicians have produced a remarkable theatrical experience presented with polished nuance, explosive humor and haunting ironic revelation.” —Roger McBain, Evansville Courier and Press

Inspired by Lorraine Hansberry’s A Raisin in the Sun, Clybourne Park is a razor-sharp comedy that provides an acerbic appraisal of a Chicago neighborhood’s ethnic evolution over the span of 50 years. Winner of the 2011 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and the 2012 Tony Award for Best Play, Clybourne Park, runs at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, October 3, through Saturday, October 5. and at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 6, in Shanklin Theatre. Ticket prices are $15 for adults and $13 for senior adults, students and UE faculty/staff. 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/staff. 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, November 15–24; Compleat Female Stage Beauty, by Jeffrey Hatcher, February 21–March 2; and As You Like It, by William Shakespeare, April 4–13. Tickets may be purchased by calling (812) 488–2031, Monday through Friday, noon to 5 p.m.

* First Friday Forum @ 4: Faith and Faculty Presents the Bahá'í Faith

The Office of Academic Affairs and the Department of Religious Life are pleased to welcome Assistant Professor of Physics Angie Reisetter and Assistant Professor of Japanese Fusae Ekida to the Faith and Faculty Forum series this Friday, October 4 at 4:00 p.m., Room 172, Schroeder Family School of Business Building. Reisetter will present "The Bahá’í Faith Tradition," and Ekida will complement the Forum with her experiences in the Bahá’í tradition.

The monthly Forum provides an informal venue where UE faculty can present and offer reflections about their own faith traditions/religious practices and engage the University community in informal dialogue. Each forum lasts 50 minutes, 4:00 pm - 4:50 pm including time for Q & A.

By highlighting the religious diversity of our faculty, we aim to demonstrate the variety and richness of traditions represented on our campus. The forums will also encourage students and the campus community to widen their understanding of and respect for traditions different from their own.

As an institution affiliated with The United Methodist Church, we want to continually affirm our call to initiate and promote better relationships between Christians and people of other faiths based on informed understanding, critical appreciation, and balanced perspective. Interfaith discussions can make religion a bridge and not a barrier toward a peaceful world. The University of Evansville is committed to religious diversity and interfaith dialogue as we continue to serve an interconnected, global society.

For more information, please contact University Chaplain Tammy Gieselman, or Senior Vice-President for Academic Affairs John Mosbo,

* UEMTA Teddy Bear Project Collection

The University of Evansville Music Therapy Association is collecting small new stuffed animals to give to children having their blood drawn in order to improve the experience. They are collecting throughout the month of October with collection bins in Ridgway University Center, Schroeder School of Business Building, Krannert Fine Arts Building, and Graves Hall. Please donate.


Upcoming Events

* World Communion and Tailgate Party this Sunday, Neu Chapel

Plan to attend University Worship this Sunday, October 6 at 10:30 a.m. in Neu Chapel! This week we will celebrate World Communion Sunday, a day when churches across the globe emphasize the sacrament of Holy Communion and the rich diversity at the table, affirming that in the Church “there is one body and one Lord, one baptism, one God of us all.” (Ephesians 4:4) Join us as we sing a new song and proclaim new words of hope. All are welcome at the table, so join us as we seek to understand better our place in the world and God’s love for us all. Donuts and coffee bar opens at 10:00 a.m. Tailgate party with burgers, dogs and all the trimmings immediately following worship!

* This Week in Music: Jazz Guest Artist Series on Sunday

The Bill Huber Quartet from Nashville, Tennessee, will present the opening concert in the Jazz Guest Artist Concert Series, co-sponsored by the University of Evansville and the Evansville Jazz Society. The concert will take place on Sunday, October 6 at 4:00 p.m. in Wheeler Concert Hall, Fine Arts Building.

Bill Huber is a free-lance trombonist in the Nashville area. A graduate of the University of Tennessee, he has recorded with James Brown, Delbert McClinton, Boots Randolph, The Nashville Jazz Orchestra, Danny Davis and the Nashville Brass, The Modern Jazz Tuba Project, and many others. In live concerts he has worked with Natalie Cole, Johnny Mathis, Henry Mancini, Neil Sedaka, The Temptations, Bob Hope, Lou Rawls, Toni Tenille, and many more. He has been a featured artist at jazz festivals, such as the W.C. Handy Music Festival. He currently teaches at Trevecca Nazarene University and Cumberland University.

Bill will be joined in this concert by guitarist Marty Crum, bassist John Ownby, and drummer Chris Brown. This is an opportunity to hear some of the outstanding performers from the active Nashville jazz scene.

Admission to the concert is $15.00 for adults, $10.00 for Jazz Society members and $5.00 for students with I.D. Tickets will be available at the door, or can be obtained by contacting the UE Department of Music at 488-2754. For more information, contact:
Dr. Edwin Lacy (,
(812) 488-2227).

* DPT Orange Leaf Giveback on October 9

Take a study break, get some froyo and help support the third year DPT class! The 3rd Years are hosting a giveback at Orange Leaf on Burkhardt Road on Oct. 9,. To help out, just turn in a flyer at the register when you pay for your froyo. Flyers are located in the Multimedia Center in Graves Hall or in the PT office. If you have any questions, feel free to email Ashley Gergich, Enjoy your froyo and thank you for your support!

* Get Your Flu Shot on October 10

Flu shots for students, employees, and family members will be available on October 10 from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm in the Crayton E. and Ellen Mann Health and Wellness Center located in Sampson Hall. Cost is $20 per person. If you have coverage through Meritain Health or Anthem and present your health insurance card at the time of service, there will be no charge for this service.

* Come on Down for DOZ's The Price is Right

Delta Omega Zeta will be hosting their annual philanthropy, The Price is Right, on October 5, at 7 pm in Eykamp Hall, Ridgway University Center. Tickets will be on sale for $4 in Ridgway University Center on October 3 and 4 and for $5 at the door.

* Ebeling to Present on the 2013 Excavation Season at Jezreel on October 8

On Tuesday, October 8, 7:30-8:30 pm in Room 162 in the Schroeder Family School of Business Building, Dr. Jennie Ebeling will present the findings from the 2013 season at Jezreel, Israel. Based on discoveries made during the 2012 survey season and the results of a LiDAR aerial laser scan, the Jezreel Expedition team opened up three excavation areas at Jezreel in May-June 2013 and uncovered the remains of a 4,500-year-old village, an Iron Age (biblical period) winery, and much more. Come learn about these exciting discoveries and opportunities to participate in the 2014 field season!

* AceCARE Give Back at Roca Bar North on Sunday!

Please come to Roca Bar North any time from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. on October 6 to support AceCARE. Live acoustic music begins at 5 p.m. Please present the AceCARE Gves Back flyer (pdf) before you order.

AceCARE is a volunteer, student led clinic that provides physical therapy services to those in need within the Evansville community.

* World of Opportunity Networking Event Set for October 8

Do you have what it takes to work for a global company? The Tri-State World Trade Network, the University of Evansville and the University of Southern Indiana invite you to hear Randy Alsman, former president of Mead Johnson Nutritionals, discuss attributes executives from international companies in southern Indiana look for when hiring. Participants will learn about qualities needed to work globally, career paths and entry-level opportunities. This networking event – set for October 8 in Eykamp Hall, Ridgway University Center - will give students opportunities for one on-one discussions with industry officials. Check-in begins at 5:30 p.m. with the main event from 6-8:30 p.m.

Companies Represented:
Alcoa Warrick Operations
Berry Plastics
Bristol Myers Squibb
Koch Enterprises
Mead Johnson Nutrition
Red Spot Paint & Varnish
Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Indiana
Traylor Brothers

You must register for the event by Monday, October 7. Login to UE JobLink. Search jobs for ‘Tri-State World Trade Network’ (Listing # 719057) Click apply, submit resume (this is a seminar, not an interview or job opportunity)

* TIAA-CREF Counseling Appointments

The TIAA-CREF representative will be on the UE campus on Wednesday, October 23, 2013 for individual counseling sessions. To schedule an appointment, call TIAA-CREF at 1-800-732-8353 or 317-706-6200. The sessions are held in the Clifford Rare Books Room of the University Libraries (room 158). If you have any questions, call Carol McCraney at extension 2943.

* 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.

* Year of Service Forum Planned for October 9

The Year of Service Forum is Wednesday, October 9, 6:30-8 p.m., Smythe Lecture Hall (Room 170), Schroeder Family School of Business Building. A panel of faculty, alumni, and guests who have participated in distinguished Year of Service programs will discuss program selection processes, applications, program types, national vs. international opportunities, value of these experiences, teaching English abroad, etc. The hour-long Q&A will be followed by an informal reception where students can continue discussions with panelists. All students welcome! This event is sponsored by the Center for Career Development.



* Douglas Reed performs at Eastman School of Music EROI Festival

Douglas Reed, University Organist/Professor Emeritus of Music, was a featured performer for the Eastman Rochester Organ Initiative (EROI) Festival 2013, SPECTRUM OF SOUND: Aspects of Organ Music Since 1940, held September 26-29 at the Eastman School of Music of the University of Rochester Dr. Reed shared a program of music by eminent American composers William Albright and William Bolcom with David Higgs, chair of the organ department at the Eastman School of Music, and Nathan Laube, Eastman professor of organ. Dr. Reed gave the Eastman premiere of two works by William Albright (1944-1998): Whistler (1834-1903): Three Nocturnes (1989) and Chorale Prelude, the unpublished fifth movement of Albright’s Organbook (1967). Reed discovered the manuscript of Three Nocturnes among Albright’s papers in the Bentley Historical Library at the University of Michigan and prepared a performance score for the Eastman concert and his recent faculty recital at the University of Evansville.

* Cris Hochwender Gives Seminar for Hendricks County Master Gardeners

Associate Professor of Biology Cris Hochwender was the invited speaker at the Hendricks County Master Gardener's Adventures in Gardening seminar on September 28. Hochwender's presentation, titled, 'Restoration of Native Plant Diversity: Feed Your Eyes in Your Own Backyard,' discussed the efforts being invested in restoration ecology at the University of Evansville. Specifically, Hochwender discussed efforts to reintroduce native plants to Vectren Conservation Park (the Environmental Studies Program's 1100 acre research property). In addition to exploring the approaches used for restoring the site, he also discussed which native plants master gardener's might choose for their backyards--which plants would be attractive, recruit pollinators, and/or recruit interesting herbivores. In addition, he participated in a panel discussion exploring the challenges of meeting the food needs of the planet.


Sympathy to...

* Liz Wannemuehler

Condolences to Liz Wannemuehler, on the death of her husband Ron Wannemuehler. He passed away peacefully on Thursday, October 3. Ron earned his undergraduate degree from UE in 1961 and his master's degree from IU. Former coach and Athletic Director at Memorial, Ron was a great influence on many. Arrangements are pending at Zeimer Funeral Home East Chapel.



* Acettes Dance Clinic: Kick for a Cure

The Acettes will host a Dance Clinic with a performance at the Men's Soccer game vs. Missouri State on October 19. The game and clinic will honor breast cancer survivors as well as benefit breast cancer research. Come help UE Kick for a Cure with the Acettes' kick-line!

The clinic will be from 10:30 am to 2:00 pm in the Small Gym of Carson Center.

RSVP and direct questions to Coach Arata at or 812-488-1145.

More information and registration forms at


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