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Friday, October 18, 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.

* 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


What's Happening Today

* Box City is Today!

Please consider participating in Box City today - Friday, October 18

Come by yourself or with some friends – build your own cardboard shelter - have some fun, and grab some food and warm drinks on the lawn!

Step away from your regular routine to learn about what is actually happening here in Evansville related to homeless populations.

BOX CITY is a Campus-Wide IMPACT Program

The Schedule...
Friday, October 18, 2013
4:30 p.m. – Registration
5:30 p.m. – Educational Elements (speaker, agency info tables, break-out sessions)
7:30 p.m. – Boxed-In Design Contest (PBJs, Chili, & Hot Chocolate served)
11:00 p.m. – Pursuit of Happyness

Saturday, October 19, 2013 (optional activities)
1:30 a.m. to 7:30 a.m. – Sleep Out (Lights out and quiet time begins)
7:30 a.m. – Rise and Shine: Breakfast and Box Breakdown
8:30 a.m. to noon – Tri-State Food Bank Volunteer Blitz (at Tri-State Food Bank, 801 E. Michigan St.)

Hosted by Residence Life, your RCs, and your RAs and funded through the Paul Estridge Servant Leadership Fund and Resident Students Association.

* 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

* 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!

* 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!

* Exit Counseling Required for Direct Loan Recipients Who Are Graduating, Withdrawing Or Transferring

Students who have received a Direct Loan while attending UE and plan to graduate, withdraw from school, or transfer to another school at the end of the fall semester are mandated by federal regulations to attend an Exit Counseling Session. The Office of Financial Aid will hold two sessions in Hyde Hall 126: on, October 24 - 3:00 p.m.
Wednesday, December 11 - 1:30 p.m. (Reading/Study Day).

You must arrive on time and bring the names, addresses and phone numbers of 2 people who you will remain in contact with after leaving UE, plus a relative at a different address than yours. Session will last approximately 30 minutes.

* Josten Ring Day - Thursday, October 24

The Jostens ring representative will be on campus on Thursday, October 24 as part of Commencement Central. You do NOT have to be graduate to browse ring designs and check out their offerings. Jostens will be set up just outside the UE Bookstore from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. that day. There is no obligation to purchase, but there may some special promotions during the day.


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!

* IMPACT Employee of the Month Nominations

The University of Evansville, in pursuit of excellence in service, wishes to recognize a non-faculty employee displaying records of achievement as a leader. Leadership may be demonstrated in any of the following categories:
(bullet) Service to the University
(bullet) Service to students
(bullet) Job performance and attitude towards fellow employees

To be eligible, an employee must be a full-time member of administration or staff.

Nominations for the November 2013 Employee Excellence Award are due no later than Wednesday, October 23.

To nominate someone, please go to

* 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.)

* 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.



* UE Named One of the Nation's 100 Best-Value Private Colleges by Kiplinger’s

For the first time, the University of Evansville has been named to the Kiplinger’s Personal Finance list of the country’s best values in private colleges.

The annual list names the top 100 private universities and 100 liberal arts colleges around the United States. UE and the other schools on the 2014 lists represent the colleges that provide high-quality academics at a reasonable cost.

The full list is available online now at To learn more about UE's latest national honor, read the news release.

* 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.



* Wear Pink to Volleyball Match on Friday, October 18

Aces fans, make sure you wear pink for the volleyball game Friday night at 7:00 p.m. as the Aces take on Southern Illinois in the Carson Center. Pizza will also be available for students after the match finishes. The men’s and women’s basketball teams will pass out their team posters after the match as well. We look forward to seeing you at the Carson Center Friday night to support the Aces!

* 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!

* 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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