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Thursday, October 17, 2013

* Make a Difference Day Sign ups

National Make a Difference Day will be held on Saturday, October 26. This year, the Office of Community Service Initiatives has coordinated a site for individuals and groups to sign up for where they would like to serve.

To add your name or your group to the form, please go to:

Each service opportunity has the number of volunteers spots needed at that location. We need the name, ID number and shirt size of all those participating at each site. The deadline, to ensure a t-shirt is Monday, October 21st.

For any questions, contact Geoff Edwards at

* United Way Used Book Sale Today!!

The United Way Used Book sale is OPEN today in Eykamp 252, Ridgway University Center.  Our hours are 10 am - 1 pm.

Hardcovers are $1 and paperbacks are 50¢.

See you there!

* 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

* SGA Meeting Tonight!

The Student Government Association will be having a meeting tonight, October 17, at 5:00 p.m. in Room 170 (Smythe Lecture Hall), Schroeder Family School of Business Building. Organizations should remember to send a representative. Meetings are open to all of campus.

* Capital Punishment Panel in Smythe this Evening

All are invited to a panel discussion on the death penalty this evening 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.

* 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.


Upcoming Events

* Commencement Central - December Graduates

ALL December graduates should plan to attend Commencement Central on Thursday, October 24 between the hours of 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. The event will be held in the Ridgway Center just outside of the Bookstore. This is a one stop opportunity to complete your graduation plans and needs. The Registrar, Alumni, and Career Planning offices will be present. You'll also be able to purchase your cap and gown and/or graduation announcements if so desired. It only takes a few minutes.

* Annual Health Career Fair

The University of Evansville annual Health Careers Fair will be held on Tuesday, October 22 in the Student Fitness Center
from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. All students in the Health Sciences are encouraged to attend.

A complete list of attending organizations may be found at:

Need more information on how to get the most out of the Health Career Fair? visit:

* 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!

* 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!

* 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™.

* 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

* Interested in Social Justice?

Check out the newly designed Religion Major: The new social justice emphasis offers a rich variety of courses that focus on theological questions, justice issues, and action in the world. Consider adding as a second major or minor!

* 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).

* Notice to UE Community Artists and Crafters

Exciting news! Attention UE community artists and crafters; This year the Department of Art is planning a Handcrafted Wreath Exhibition to run in conjunction with the Annual UE Art and Craft Christmas Sale. Both events will be held in the Melvin Peterson Gallery, on the corner of Lincoln and Weinbach Avenues. Participation is open to both the UE community and all area artists and crafters. Please invite your creative family and friends to participate.

The Wreath Exhibition, will open on December 2 and run through December 13. All categories of art are eligible. A wreath is defined as a circular band of flowers, foliage or any decorative work created for decorative, celebratory or memorial purposes. Your handcrafted wreath only needs to be circular. It does not need to be holiday themed. It could be painted, hammered, or glued, large or small, traditional or non-traditional. You may offer your wreath for sale, but are not required to do so. We are looking forward to seeing a variety of creative responses to the Wreath theme!

Entries for the Wreath Exhibition will be accepted on Thursday and Friday, November 21stand 22nd in either the Peterson Gallery during normal hours of 12:00 PM to 6PM on Thursday and 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM on Friday or in the Art Office, Krannert Hall of Fine Arts, Room 212, from 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM.

The Annual Art and Craft Sale will take place in the Melvin Peterson Gallery on Thursday December 5 from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. You do not need to be present in order to sell your work. All artists and crafters wanting to participate can deliver their items for sale to the Peterson Gallery during the regularly scheduled hours of 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 4.

Again, anyone in the UE community who creates art & crafts is invited to participate in these events. This includes spouses, children, relatives and friends.

Members of the UE Friends of Art and other volunteers will be manning the sale so it is not necessary for sale participants to stay in the Peterson Gallery with their work.

To enter work in the Christmas Exhibition, to register as a participant for the Art and Craft Sale or for more information, please stop the Department of Art Office or phone at 488-2043. (A sample of work may be requested prior to inclusion as a participant in either event.)

* 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.

* 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.



* Native Dakota Hymn Tunes

Clark Kimberling, professor of mathematics, has a research article, "Four Dakota Hymn Tunes," in The Hymn, published by The Hymn Society in the United States and Canada. Based on a session Kimberling led at the 2012 convention of the Hymn Society at the University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada, the article describes the historical significance of four Native-composed melodies set to Dakota-language poems, as printed by missionaries who helped create written Dakota language beginning in the 1830s. One of the four tunes, named "Lacquiparle," is well known. You can find it at no. 148 in the United Methodist Hymnal in Neu Chapel.

* 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:



* Upcoming Home UE Athletics Events

Aces fans, the volleyball, men’s and women’s cross country, and men’s soccer teams are in action on campus this weekend for home athletic events.

The volleyball team continues MVC play this weekend on Friday, October 18 as they take on Southern Illinois at 7:00 p.m. in the Carson Center.

On Saturday, the men’s and women’s cross country teams host the Evansville Invitational. The meet will start at 11:00 a.m. at the UE Cross Country Course.

On Saturday night, the men’s soccer team will host Missouri State for their annual “Kick It for the Cure” match. The match will start at 7:00 p.m. 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 on campus!

* 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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