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Friday, October 11, 2013

* Academic Strategy Partners "Open Office" Times

Dr. Robert Dickeson and Julie Naster of Academic Strategy Partners will be on campus Tuesday, October 15, and Wednesday, October 16, to hold a series of meetings relevant to the institutional prioritization process.  During their visit, they have reserved two times for “Open Office” conversations. This is an important opportunity for the UE community—faculty, staff, and administrators - to talk with the consultants about the prioritization process. Open Office times are scheduled as follows:

Tuesday, October 15
8:30 – 10:00 a.m.
Dunigan Lounge (Room 160)
Schroeder Family School of Business Building

Wednesday, October 16
2:30 – 4:00 p.m.
Dunigan Lounge (Room 160)
Schroeder Family School of Business Building

Members of the UE family are encouraged to drop by as their schedule allows and talk with the consultants about UE’s prioritization process.

* 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.


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

* New Risk Management Initiative for use of Motor Coach Transportation

It is important that you be provided information regarding a new risk management initiative being used by UE this academic year involving motor coach (bus) transportation.

Several departments are currently using or transitioning to the use of motor coach transportation that is approved by TSX (Transportation Safety Exchange). This company takes the necessary steps to identify and recognize the “safe” motor coach service providers. TSX has been endorsed by our insurance consortium, EIIA (Educational and Institutional Insurance Administrators) which provides services to approximately 125 institutions across the United States. By being a member of EIIA, UE can utilize this service at no cost to your department or the University.

It is in UE’s best interest for the safety of our students, employees, alumni, donors and volunteers that UE begin using TSX approved motor coach carriers. For trip transportation originating from Evansville, New Image Travel is already a local TSX approved provider. If a UE group participating in a program from your area would be flying to an out of town destination and engaging a motor coach provider, we want to utilize a TSX approved provider as well.

Thus, if you are planning a trip or have questions, please contact Anne Dale (ad58 or ext. 2011) and she will be able to assist you.

* 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

* 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

* 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.



* 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.



* EKU Invitational Up Next For Women's Tennis

Fall play continues for the University of Evansville women's tennis team as they travel to Richmond, Ky. for the Eastern Kentucky Invitational on Friday and Saturday.

Evansville is coming off of a strong showing last weekend at the MVC Individual Championships. Sophomore Marina Moreno led the way for the Aces as she won her first two singles matches at flight three on her way to the championship match on Sunday. She put forth a valiant effort before falling to Emmie Marx of Illinois State, 6-1, 6-3.

Natasha James took third place in flight one thanks to a win over Natasha Tomishima on the final day of the event. James was victorious in three sets, 6-3, 0-6, 10-5. Marketa Trousilova took fifth place in the second group while flight four saw Mina Milovic clinch sixth palce.

In top doubles, James and Trousilova came in third place following a victory over Phyllis Tigges and Sierra Stone of the Redbirds. They won by an 8-4 decision.

Friday's action at EKU is slated to begin at approximately 5 p.m. ET and will conclude with play beginning on Saturday morning.

* Aces Volleyball Home Friday and Saturday

A pair of home matches are ahead for the University of Evansville volleyball team as they are set to face UNI and Drake at the Carson Center.

UNI comes to town for a 7 p.m. match on Friday while Saturday's tilt versus Drake is set to begin at 6 p.m.

The Aces are back home at the Carson Center where they have posted a 3-2 mark this season. What has been the main difference in comparing UE on the road and at home? That comes in its hitting. At home, the Aces have hit .198 overall while road contests have seen the Aces manage to hit.141.

The Aces continue to rank as the top team in the league when it comes to digs, as the Aces lead the way with 16.77 digs per set. Much of that success can be attributed to Katie Klages, who leads the Valley with 5.75 per set.

Evansville's offense has managed to limit the opposition when it comes to the number of blocks that they have accumulated. By giving up just 1.52 blocks/set, the Aces are second in the league, just .08 behind Illinois State's total of 1.44.

The Panthers begin the weekend at 4-1 in conference play and 12-5 overall. Northern Iowa has been dominant in the series against the Aces, winning 39 out of 40 matchups since UE moved to the Missouri Valley Conference in 1994.

Last week, the Panthers put up some impressive number against South Dakota State. Senior Macy Ubben had a career-high 21 kills and freshman Amie Held had a career-high 28 digs. Sophomore Kinsey Caldwell tied her season-high of 19 digs as well.

Drake has struggled to a 2-15 mark in 2013 and has lost its opening five MVC outings and were all 0-3 decisions. Drake has struggled in the opening set of matches this year as the Bulldogs have won just two first sets. The Bulldogs last captured an opening set in their loss to Illinois at Chicago on Sept. 13 and their only other first set win was against Montana State in the second match of the season.

Six freshmen on Drake's roster have earned court time for the Bulldogs as Capris Quaites and Tegan LaBerge have each started 12 matches. Quaites is third on the squad in kills with 83, while LaBerge is tied for the team-high in blocks with 40.

* UE Hoopfest Set for Thursday, Oct. 17

In the annual kickoff to Purple Aces basketball, the programs will hold their annual Hoopfest event on Thursday, October 17 beginning at 7 p.m. at the Ford Center.

Admission to the event is FREE and the doors open at 6 p.m. Fans are asked to arrive early as the first 1,000 through the doors will receive a free t-shirt courtesy of Heritage Federal Credit Union.

The family friendly event will feature $1 sodas, hotdogs and popcorn.

Features of the program include team introductions, intra-squad scrimmages, a 3-point contest and a slam dunk contest.

Those in attendance will have the opportunity to meet both teams following the event and receive autographs and schedule posters.

* Softball To Hold Walk-on Tryouts October 24

The Aces Softball team will be hosting walk-on tryouts on Thursday, October 24. You must be registered with the NCAA Clearinghouse in order to tryout. Any interested students need to see Assistant Coach Christine Sheridan in the softball office in the Carson Center for more information.

* "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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