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Wednesday, October 9, 2013

What's Happening Today

* Newman Club Celebrating Cardinal Newman at Mass Tonight

The Newman Club will be commemorating the anniversary of Blessed John Henry Newman's conversion to Catholicism at tonight's 9:30 pm Mass in Neu Chapel. Father Christopher Droste will be the celebrant, and will pray the votive Mass of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Hymns written by Cardinal Newman will be used as well. Confessions and Rosary before Mass at 9:00 p.m. Everyone is welcome!
 

* I-House: Bolivia

All members of the campus and local community are encouraged to attend I-House: Bolivia. I-House features a different international student each week sharing their story of life in their country. This week, Mariana Malky will discuss what their life is like in Bolivia. Attendees will learn about culture, lifestyle, food, and so much more. Bring your friends to enjoy the presentation this Wednesday at 7 pm on the second floor of Ridgway University Center in the Class of 1959 Gallery.

* 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, ag130@evansville.edu. Enjoy your froyo and thank you for your support!

* Year of Service Forum Tonight

The Year of Service Forum is TONIGHT, 6:30-8 p.m., Smythe Lecture Hall (Room 170), Schroeder Family School of Business Building. A panel of service program representatives will discuss their programs and experiences. 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.

* 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

* Award Winning Documentary, "Not Yet Begun To Fight", Coming to Evansville on October 20 - FREE Admission

The UE Office of Veterans Affairs, UE VETS student veterans’ organization, and Show Place Cinemas are pleased to bring the award winning documentary, "Not Yet Begun to Fight" to Evansville. The film features five veterans as they embark upon an excursion to learn the art of fly fishing from Warriors and Quiet Waters in Montana. Warriors and Quiet Waters was started by Vietnam veteran and former Marine, Colonel Hastings. According to Colonel Hastings, fly fishing saved his life as he struggled to readjust from war. Warriors and Quiet Waters instructors teach fly fishing but so much more is learned through the process. One of the veterans featured in the film is Evansville resident and Iraq/Afghanistan War veteran, Erik Goodge. A panel discussion with Erik, a veteran counselor from the Vet Center, and the film's executive producer will follow the showing.

The screening of the documentary is set for Sunday, October 20 at 3:00 p.m. at Show Place Cinemas East on Morgan Avenue. There will be a panel discussion following the film. There will be no cost for tickets; however donations are encouraged with proceeds going to Warriors and Quiet Waters and UE VETS student veteran organization. Seating is limited to 250, on a first-come-first-served basis.  However if more than 250 people show, Show Place Cinemas has agreed to offer a second showing of the film on October 27.

The website for Warriors and Quiet waters is http://www.warriorsandquietwaters.org/

The website for the film "Not Yet Begun to Fight" is http://www.notyetbeguntofightfilm.com/

* Box City 2013

The Office of Residence Life will be hosting its 3rd annual homelessness and poverty awareness event, Box City, on Friday, October 18 on the Morton/Neu Chapel Lawn! Our event will spotlight local agencies as well as share information about what homelessness really looks like for people here in Evansville, Indiana and the surrounding area. Come out to learn about poverty and homelessness in the tri-state. Build a box shelter. Meet new friends. Share an experience you'll never forget.

Homelessness is on the rise during these hard economic times, and the main reason people become homelessness is because they cannot find housing they can afford. Organizations such as Habitat for Humanity, Aurora, and Evansville Rescue Mission work diligently to end homelessness.

We would like to invite everyone to form a team; learn, and discuss the problems and possible solutions; compete in our Boxed-In Design Contest; and help us raise awareness of this important issue. Students will also be able to create a team and build a box shelter that they can enter in a design contest and that they may spend the night in if they wish. If you don’t have a team, that’s okay! There will be plenty of things going on that you can participate in. Snacks and drinks will be served.

On October 19, we will be participating in a Volunteer Blitz at the Tri-State Food Bank from 8:30am till noon to conclude the event.

Box City Schedule of Events
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 18

Team registration ends at 5:30 p.m.
Activities and Speakers from 5:30p.m. to Midnight
Sleep out from Midnight to 9:00 a.m.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 19
Tri-State Food Bank Volunteer Blitz from 8:30 a.m. to noon

Any questions can be directed to Calvin Wertman (cw81). Hope to see you there!
 

* UE Female Students Invited to Sowing Seeds of Empowerment Women's Conference

University of Evansville female students are invited to attend WEOA Radio’s Sowing Seeds of Empowerment Women’s Conference on Saturday, October 12 in Eykamp Hall, Ridgway University Center. There is no charge to attend. The event will begin with registration at 7:30 a.m. Danyella Granger, vice president and director of diversity and inclusion at Old National Bancorp, will speak from 11:15 a.m.-noon. The event will feature workshops on education, health, wellness, and leadership. There will also be various vendor booths.

This conference is co-sponsored by the University of Evansville, Vectren Corporation, Old National Bank, Toyota Motor Manufacturing Indiana, Fifth Third Bank, Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation Office of Diversity and Equity, HOLA, Evansville Human Relations Commission, and Vick Strategic.

For more information, call 812-424-8864 or go to www.weoa985fm.com.

* Classical Guitarist at UE Today for Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration Event

It's Hispanic Heritage Month! As part of UE's celebration, classical guitarist Eduardo Mendoza-Santiago will be performing today - Thursday, October 10 - at Rademacher Café in Ridgway University Center from 6:30 pm-8:00 p.m. Snacks will be provided. For more Information, contact: LaNeeca Williams at ext. 2413 or lw161@evansville.edu

* Writing Center Grammar Workshop - Thursday at 5

How is your written grammar? Trouble with commas? If your academic writing needs some polishing up, come to Thursday's workshop at the Writing Center. This session will provice a basic primer on English grammar conventions for those who are unfamiliar as well as those who are just a little rusty. We will cover the basics of sentence structure, spelling, capitalization and punctuation. Students and faculty welcome!

* 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.

* National Depression Screening Day Is October 10

In conjunction with the National Depression Screening Day (NDSD) on Oct. 10, UE Counseling Services is offering a free and confidential online survey to the UE community. Held annually during Mental Illness Awareness Week in October, NDSD raises awareness and screens people for depression and related mood and anxiety disorders. The link for the 3 minute screening tool is

http://www.mentalhealthamerica.net/llw/depression_screen.cfm

Counselors will be available for walk-in consultations all day on Thursday, Oct. 10. As always, counselors are also available by appointment for students for counseling services, or for referral consultations for faculty and staff. Please call 488-2663 with any questions.

* Former Harlaxton Students and Faculty Invited to Celebrate Gregory Gregory Day

Gregory Gregory built Harlaxton Manor. Let's celebrate his 227th birthday together. Former Harlaxton students and faculty are invited to a gathering at Ri Ra Irish pub on Thursday, October 10, from 7 - 9 p.m. Questions? Contact the Office of Alumni and Parent Relations at extension 2586 or alumni@evansville.edu.

Info You Should Know

* Bookstore Fall Break Hours

The UE Bookstore will have revised hours during Fall Break Oct 11-15. Hours are Friday from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Saturday and  Sunday CLOSED, and Monday-Tuesday from 8 a.m.to 5 p.m. We'll resume regular hours on October 16.

* Fitness Center Fall Break Hours

Fitness Center Fall Break Hours are as follows:
Friday October 11 - 6:30 am to 7:00 pm
Saturday October 12 - Closed
Sunday October 13 - Closed
Monday October 14 - 8:00 am to 7:00 pm
Tuesday October 15 - 8:00 am to 7:00 pm
Wednesday October 16 - regular hours resume
There will be no Fitness Classes October 14- October 18

* Resident Assistant Applications Available

The Residence Life program is still seeking students for Resident Assistant positions for the 2014 spring semester! The Resident Assistant position ofers excellent opportunities to gain great work experience and transferable skills, make new friends, get involved in the UE community, and make a difference on campus. It's an immersive leadership experience that can change your life! There are approximately 10 positions opening for spring 2014.

Eligible candidates must be full-time students with 2 semesters of college experience by the start of their contract date. Candidates must also be in good University standing and have a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA.

Applications are available in the Office of Residence Life. Applications and recommendation forms are due to the Office of Residence Life by 5 p.m. on October 11.

Those interested in being a Fall 2013 RA but who will be studying abroad this coming spring should apply now, as well.
 

* Response Ability Cancelled

The women of Phi Mu regretfully announce that the Response Ability presentation scheduled for Wednesday evening has been cancelled and will be postponed to a later date. They apologize for any inconvenience caused.

* New Issue of Crescent Magazine

Pick up your FREE copy of Crescent Magazine on Thursday, Oct. 10 at 18 campus locations ...and look for StudPub staffers passing out copies and free giveaways from 12:00-1:00pm!

* Quiet Zone @ Libraries

Mid Terms exams! Essays & research papers! Yikes! Looking for a quiet study location? UE Libraries has designated Level 3 as a Quiet Zone where you can concentrate on course assignments and fast approaching Mid Term exams.

* Libraries Announces Autumn Recess Hours

UE Libraries will observe the following schedule of hours during the Autumn Recess. Contact William Louden, University Librarian, with questions at 488.2376 or wflouden@evansville.edu.

* Friday, 10/11/13: 7:30am-5:00pm
* Saturday, 10/12/13: CLOSED
* Sunday: 10/13/13: CLOSED
* Monday, 10/14/13: 7:30am-5:00pm
* Tuesday: Resume Regular Hours
 

* Foreign Languages Invites Local Schools to Campus

The Department of Foreign Languages will host their 9th Annual Linguapalooza event on Thursday, October 10. Area high school students have been invited to campus to sharpen their foreign language skills by participating in culture, conversation and interactive sessions throughout the day. The last session will be an initiation to an additional foreign language: Arabic, Chinese, French, Gaelic, German, Japanese, Portuguese and Russian. Students will also take a tour of campus in their studied language. Eleven area high schools are participating this year with a total of 138 students. The schools are: Boonville, Bosse, Castle, Evansville Day, Mater Dei, Harrison, Heritage Hills, Jasper, North, Tecumseh, and Wood Memorial.

* Need a Textbook?

If you still need a textbook for the fall semester please stop by the UE Bookstore at your earliest convenience. The Bookstore will begin processing returns of leftover stock beginning with used books the week of 10/7. If you need a book but don't have the funds, check with the textbook counter and we will be happy to hold a title for you. If you have any questions please contact the UE Bookstore.

Congratulations

* ACM Programming Team Finalists in Code for Good Challenge

Congratulations to the ACM Programming Team members Melanie Conn, Allison Deford, McIntyre Watts, Jonathan Wood (senior computer science majors), and Aaron Reynolds (junior computer engineering major) who were finalists at the Code for Good Challenge sponsored by J.P. Morgan Chase in Columbus, OH, over the past weekend. The team had 24 hours to create a healthy lifestyle application for the Goodwill of Columbus organization.

In addition to completing a prototype implementation, they had to present and demonstrate their application before a panel of judges who scored their effort on several criteria. They competed against 11 other teams of students from several colleges including Michigan State, Ohio State, Miami of Ohio, and Georgia Tech.

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