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Thursday, October 10, 2013

* Amy-Jill Levine Lecture Is Today!

Amy-Jill Levine, professor of New Testament and Jewish studies at Vanderbilt University, is on campus for a series of free, public lectures. Today - Friday, October 18 - she will discuss "Jesus and Judaism," at 4:00 p.m. in Eykamp 251, Ridgway University Center. A pre-event reception will begin at 3:30 p.m.

Then on Sunday, October 20 at 10:30 a.m. in Neu Chapel, Levine will present "How to Hear a Parable: The Good Samaritan."  Later that day, at 2 p.m., she will present "Agreeing to Disagree: How Jews and Christians Read Scripture Differently" in Eykamp 251, Ridgway University Center.

Levine's presentations are made possible through a cooperation between UE's Patricia H. Snyder Concert and Lecture Series, UE’s Department of Religious Life, Temple Adath B’nai Israel, and the Shavitz Trust.

The Snyder Concert and Lecture Series is funded by an endowment from the late Patricia H. Snyder, trustee and longtime friend of the University of Evansville. The series was created in 1997 to bring speakers or performers of national or international renown to Evansville at no cost to the public. The concerts and lectures in this series span a wide variety of topics, and are aimed at both the Evansville and campus communities.

Events are free and open to the public.


What's Happening Today

* 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

* 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

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


Upcoming Events

* Financial advisor to speak on "Wide World of Investments"

Neil Stowe, a financial advisor, will be speaking to UE students at 4.00 p.m. in Smythe Lecture Hall (Room 170), Schroeder Family School of Business Building on October 21. The title of his presentation will be, “The Wide World of Investments.”  Stowe graciously accepted an invitation to speak to UE students from Professor of Finance Walayet A. Khan. The event is open to public.

Stowe is a financial advisor at Thacker, Charnes, Stowe and Associates, a private wealth advisor practice at Ameriprise Financial. He graduated from UE in 2002 majoring in finance and also has a master’s degree. He is a Certified Financial Planner™ and a Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor™.

* Death Penalty speakers on campus next Thursday

All are invited to a panel discussion on the death penalty next Thursday at 6:30 pm in Smythe Lecture Hall (Room 170), Schroeder Family School of Business Building.

The panel will feature three distinguished advocates for the abolition of the death penalty, who are representatives of the organization "Journey of Hope...from Violence to Healing" who have personal experience with capital punishment: Juan Melendez, who spent 17 years on death row in Florida before being exonerated and released in 2002; Randy Gardner, whose brother was executed by firing squad in Utah in 2010; and Bud Welch, whose daughter was killed in the Oklahoma City bombing in 1995, and who later became an opponent of the death penalty and has spoken before the British and European Parliaments and the Russian Duma.

A reception will follow in the SOBA atrium.

This panel is being sponsored by the Newman Center, Kappa Chi, and the Department of Law, Politics, & Society, in conjunction with the Indiana Abolition Coalition. Any questions may be directed to Mike Roesch at mr201 or 477-6446.

* 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

The website for the film "Not Yet Begun to Fight" is

* 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


Info You Should Know

* USPS Closed on Monday, October 14 for Columbus Day

This is a reminder of the United States Postal Service (U.S.P.S.) closing on Columbus Day, Monday, October 14. Please note UE's Mail Services will not be able to pick up mail from U.S.P.S. on Monday, October 14. The next UE Mail Services mailing (post-marked) date is Tuesday, October 15.
For mailing questions, contact Mail Services at extension 2197.

* 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 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

* 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

* 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.

* Used Books & Donation Boxes

The 4th annual United Way Used Book Sale will be October 16-17. Donation boxes for books are in the following locations:

President's Office (Olmsted Hall)
Human Resources (Olmsted Hall)
Dean of A&S's Office (Hyde Hall)
Theatre Department Office (Hyde Hall)
Music Department Office (Krannart Fine Arts Building)
Publications (Sampson Hall)
Schroeder Family School of Business Area Offices
Igleheart Building
Biology Department Office (Koch Center)
Career Services (Ridgway University Center)
Multimedia Center (Graves Hall)
Athletics Office (Carson Center)

All genres are welcome except textbooks! If you have a large number of books to donate, please contact Meg Atwater-Singer at ma35/x2487.



* 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.



* "Take A Kid to the Game" Promotion

Aces fans, on Saturday, October 12, UE Athletics will be holding a “Take A Kid to the Game” promotion. Kids ages 12 and under will receive free admission to the Purple Aces’ women’s soccer match at 3:00 pm against Missouri State, as well as to the Purple Aces’ volleyball match at 6:00 pm against Drake. Bring your kids out to McCutchan Stadium and the Carson Center on Saturday, October 12 to experience Aces Athletics!

* Upcoming Home UE Athletics Events

Aces fans, the volleyball, women’s soccer, and men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams are in action here on campus during a busy weekend of home athletic events.

The volleyball team continues MVC play this weekend on Friday, October 11 as they take on Northern Iowa at 7:00 pm in the Carson Center. They are then back in action Saturday night at 6:00 pm in the Carson Center as they host Drake.

On Saturday, the men's and women's swimming and diving teams take on Southern Illinois at Wyttenbach Pool, with the meet set to start at 10:00 am.

Finally, women’s soccer looks to continue its strong start to conference play as they host Missouri State on Saturday. The match starts at 3:00 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 all of the UE teams in action this weekend here on campus!


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