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Wednesday, October 16, 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

* I-House: Ecuador

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

* 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

* Death Row Exoneree, Others to Speak Tomorrow Evening

All are invited to a panel discussion on the death penalty tomorrow - Thursday, Oct. 17 - 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" and 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
*Bud Welch, whose daughter was killed in the Oklahoma City bombing in 1995, and who later became an opponent of the death penalty. Welch has spoken before the British and European Parliaments and the Russian Duma.

A reception will follow in the Schroeder Family School of Business Building 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.

* UET Costume Shop Sale

Get an early start on your Halloween costume with UET's costume shop sale October 17-18. Located in Hyde Hall in the May Studio Lobby, the sale will run both Thursday and Friday from 9 am-5 pm each day.

* All Students Invited to International Club's Pumpkin Carving

All students are invited to the International Club's pumpkin carving event in front of Morton Residence Hall from 3-5 p.m. on Saturday, October 19. In case of rain, the event will move to Moore Hall basement. There will be hot apple cider and chocolate and halloween candy!

* Noon Prayer @ Neu: Meditation with Music, Oct. 17

Noon Prayer @ Neu: Meditation with Music will be held on Thursday, October 17, beginning at 12:10 p.m. in Neu Chapel. The 40-minute service of music, silence, and the spoken word provides a time of contemplation, reflection, and inspiration for University of Evansville students, faculty, staff, and the larger Evansville community.

Thomas Drury, Trinity United Methodist Church director of music/organist, will provide musical portions of the service including his own jazz piano arrangements and organ music by Arvo Pärt, an Estonian composer of classical and sacred music.

Accompanist, jazz pianist and composer, Drury is an instructor of music at the University of Southern Indiana. He holds music degrees from the University of Iowa and the University of Michigan. In addition to his other musical pursuits, Drury is an avid fiddler of traditional Irish music.

Provided by the Neu Chapel Department of Religious Life with support of the Neu Chapel Society, NOON PRAYER will be framed with the ringing of a Peace Bell. Refreshments will be available after the service. All are welcome.

* Retirement Party for William Brown TODAY

Please join us October 22 from 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. in the Melvin Peterson Gallery to celebrate Professor of Art Bill Brown's many dedicated years of service to the Department of Art and the University.

* Faculty Scholars Recognized by Libraries

Scholarship recently contributed by UE faculty members is recognized by the Libraries in an exhibit in the entry lobby. Faculty scholars will be honored at a reception on Thursday, October 17, in the Schroeder Boardroom (#203) beginning at 2:00 p.m. and continuing until 3:30 p.m.

* Coming this Sunday, October 20 Award Winning Documentary, "Not Yet Begun To Fight" - 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

* MLA Workshop on Thursday, October 17

Need help with MLA citation style? You're invited to the Writing Center on Thursday, October 17, at 5 p.m. where we will present to basics of citation for MLA papers. You will learn how to cite and where to go to find further resources. Refreshments served. See you there!

* Jostens Ring Sale

The Jostens ring representative will be in the UE Bookstore on Thursday, October 24 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. You don't necessarily have to be an upcoming graduate to browse Jostens selections and options. There are plenty of options available and there will be promotions during the event. Jostens will be located just outside the Bookstore as part of Commencement Central. Stop by and see what they have to offer!


Info You Should Know

* Seniors — Time is running out!

Friday is the last day to make your 2014 LinC yearbook senior portrait appointment. If you are planning to graduate in December or May, make your appointment by calling 812–488–2846 or stop by Student Publications, Ridgway University Center, between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. Wednesday–Friday. Be a part of the 2014 LinC! Senior pictures will be taken Oct. 21–23 in Eykamp 253, Ridgway University Center.

* Perform in PRIDE's Drag Show!

Calling all performers! UE PRIDE is looking for students and faculty to participate in the 11th annual drag show, which will be happening on December 7 at 7 pm. Students may perform as individuals or groups. The cost is just $9 per performer. Please contact for more information!

* Families Needed for UE Global Friends and Family Program

The Office of Cultural Engagement and International Services matches families with UE international students for intercultural communication and understanding for all involved. The Global Friends and Families Program is not a home-stay program, and matches will vary in length due to differing academic programs offered for international students. Students want to experience true American culture through a meal around your table, the bleachers at your child's soccer game, or simply a conversation over a cup of coffee. We'll provide you with ideas along the way! Find out more and register here  to be a Global Family! Please direct any questions to

* Calling all Volleyball Officials!

The Intramural Department is looking for volleyball officials. If you are interested, please email Seth Woodason (sw227).

* Spring Semester Housing Cancellation Deadline is Approaching

Students may cancel their UE housing contract without penalty for the Spring Semester if you will be:
- Attending Harlaxton or Studying Abroad
- Having an internship, co-op, or clinical outside of the Evansville area
- Moving into a fraternity house
- Transferring, withdrawing, or graduating

The deadline to cancel UE housing contracts for the spring semester, for reasons listed above, 5:00 pm, November 1.

Requests not falling in the above categories are typically not granted. Requests to move off campus to live with friends or move into an apartment are not sufficient reasons to cancel a UE housing contract. Entering into any other housing agreement or lease with a private landlord will have no effect upon the conditions of your contract with the University of Evansville.

Cancellation requests can be made in the Office of Residence Life.



* Paul Parkison Publishes Manuscript

Associate Professor and Chair of the School of Education Paul Parkison, published a manuscript in the journal Curriculum and Teaching Dialogue. The manuscript titled "Teacher Identity and Curriculum: Space for Dissent" investigates the potential for authentic identify formation in the current schooling climate.

ABSTRACT: "Within a depersonalized and technocratic schooling system, teachers face an oppressive system that does not permit authentic identity formation. Reconceptualizaiotn of discursive and relationship driven processes that should inform curriculum development and instruction has transformative potential for education and the schooling experience. Democratic discourse resulting in a 'fusion of horizons' between the need for responsive and inclusive curricula and the political push for standardization could be achieved through dialogically reconfigured and relationship driven curriculum development."

CITATION: Curriculum and Teaching Dialogue. "Teacher Identity and Curriculum: Space for Dissent", 15(1&2), 2013, pp. 13-25.

* Bread Culture in Jordan film part of MESA FilmFest

Associate Professor of Archaeology Jennie Ebeling represented the film "Bread Culture in Jordan" at the 30th annual Middle East Studies Association FilmFest in New Orleans, LA on October 12. The film was based on Ebeling's research while an NEH Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in Amman, Jordan during the fall 2012 semester. This film will be screened as part of a Interfaith Bread Festival on the UE campus November 2, all are invited to attend. For those who cannot attend, the film is available on YouTube:

* Robert Dion Speaks at Latino Summit

Robert Dion, chairperson of the Department of Law, Politics and Society, was a featured speaker at the recent Latino Summit held at the Southern Indiana Career and Technical Center. The event was attended by hundreds of business and community leaders from across the Tri-State and beyond. Professor Dion spoke on the challenges and opportunities that come with the expanding political power of the Latino community in the United States. There are about 400,000 people of Hispanic origin living in Indiana currently, and census data show that nearly 82 percent of the growth in Indiana's overall population in the 21st Century can be attributed to Latinos.



* Turner Leads Aces To Third-Place Tie At Dayton

University of Evansville sophomore Alex Turner shot an even 70 in the final round of the Dayton Flyer Invitational to complete the event in a tie for second place at NCR Country Club.

Turner fired the low round of the day for the Purple Aces as he followed up his Monday score of 69 with an even 70 on Tuesday. He tied for second place, just three strokes off of Andrew Bailey’s winning pace.

Also bringing home a top ten finish was senior Quinn Vilneff. After his opening day round of 68, Vilneff finished Tuesday’s round with a 76 on his way to a 144 and a ninth-place tie. Another senior, Parker Hensley, shot a 2-over 72 to card a 146 and tie for 20th.

Coming in a tie for 76th was sophomore Will Knights. The native of New Lenox, Ill. improved by six strokes on the second day, shooting a 75 to finish with a 156. Finishing with a 160 was fellow sophomore Rick Voyvodic as his tally gave him a tie for 89th. Freshman Jon Pick had the strongest outing of his young career, totaling a 149 for the contest to tie for 39th. He shot rounds of 73 and 76, respectively.

Day one saw five teams within five shots of the top spot, but that all changed on Tuesday as Western Kentucky took control of the tournament. As a team, the Hilltoppers were 12 strokes better than their nearest competition in the final round as they cruised to a win by 13 shots over Cleveland State. WKU finished with a 566 while CSU had a 579.

Evansville tied Robert Morris for third place with final scores of 582.

Andrew Bailey of Cleveland State was the top individual finisher. He fired rounds of 67 and 69 on his way to a 136. Alex Turner, along with Trey Aguirre and Cameron Beal of WKU tied for second with a 139.

The men have just one more fall event remaining as they play in the Hummingbird Intercollegiate from Nov. 3-5. The tournament will take place at the Country Club of Sapphire Valley in Cashiers, N.C.

* 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.

* 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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