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Monday, October 21, 2013

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* Movie and a Sweatshirt

On October 21-23 purchase a crew or hooded sweatshirt and get a CD movie from store stock for free in the UE Bookstore. Limit one movie per customer, includes all Movie You Buy selections and Treasure Hunt selections. Sweatshirts on clearance are not included in this promotion. Promotion ends on October 23.

* 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™.


Upcoming Events

* Zombie Bash

All Students are invited to come RSA's annual Halloween Bash on Saturday, October 26 from 9 pm-12 am. Costumes are optional but there will be prizes! You can request songs in advance by scanning the QR code located on the Zombie Bash Posters! We hope to see you for some food and undead fun!

* Thomas C. Fiddick Lecture Series

Olivia Remie Constable will be the featured speaker at the Thomas C. Fiddick Memorial Lecture TODAY - Friday, November 1. The event, which is free and open to the public, will be at 7:00 p.m., Eykamp 251, Ridgway University Center Constable will be speaking on the “Changing views of Islam in Spain between the Middle Ages and the Early Modern Period.”

A professor of medieval history and the Robert M. Conway director of the Medieval Institute at the University of Notre Dame, Constable taught in the history department at Columbia University for six years. She earned her PhD in Near Eastern studies from Princeton University in 1989 and then moved to the history department at the University of Notre Dame in 1995.

She has published Trade and Traders in Muslim Spain: The Commercial Realignment of the Iberian Peninsula 900-1500 (Cambridge University Press, 1994), which won the John Nicholas Brown Prize from the Medieval Academy of America; Medieval Iberia: Readings from Christian, Muslim, and Jewish Sources (University of Pennsylvania Press, 1997; second edition 2011); and Housing the Stranger in the Mediterranean World: Lodging, Trade, and Travel in Late Antiquity and the Middle Ages (Cambridge University Press, 2003).

She is currently working on a new book project examining Christian perceptions of Muslim identity in late medieval and early modern Spain. Constable has been a member of the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, she has been the recipient of fellowships from the NEH, the ACLS, and the Guggenheim Foundation, and she was named a fellow of the Medieval Academy of America in 2009.

* Commencement Central for Winter Grads is Thursday, October 24

If you plan to graduate this December, you need to stop by Commencement Central, Thursday, October 24, between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. outside of the University Bookstore. It's your one stop shopping for graduation needs: check in with the registrar, order cap, gown and announcements from the bookstore, learn about services available to you through Alumni and Career Development.

* French Club Presents: Spotlight on Travel

The French Club will present "Spotlight on Travel Two Days in Montreal" with Visiting Assistant Professor of French Erica Cefalo on Tuesday, October 22 from 4:30-5:30 p.m. in Room 172, Schroeder Family School of Business Building. Tea and cookies provided.

* This Week in Music

Department of Music Chair and Associate Professor of Clarinet Thomas Josenhans and Associate Professor of Piano Garnet Ungar will present this week’s Faculty Recital in Wheeler Concert Hall on Tuesday evening, October 22, at 7:30 p.m. The duo will perform a program of works from the Romantic and Modern eras. Highlights will include Brahms’s Sonata in Eb Major, Op. 120, No. 2, and Darius Milhaud’s Sonatina (1927). The recital is free and open to the public.

The Department of Music will host a guest artist recital featuring the piano duo of Jae Won Kim and Mark Tollefsen. As soloists, both performers have presented recitals in a variety of venues and have performed with numerous chamber ensembles and orchestras, and they are both currently pursuing the Doctor of Musical Arts degree in piano performance from the University of Cincinnati’s College-Conservatory of Music. Their UE recital will feature repertory from the Romantic and Modern eras, including works by Beethoven, Mozart, Liszt, Poulenc, and Rachmaninoff. The recital will occur in Wheeler Concert Hall on Sunday evening, October 27, at 7:30 p.m. and is free and open to the public.

* I-House: Dominican Republic

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

* Photographer on Campus

The Office of Admission will have a photographer on campus for a photo shoot Wednesday, October 23, through Friday, October 25. UE students and faculty have always been very cooperative and accommodating during previous shoots. As a result, many great photos have been taken for UE publications. Kim McDonald will try to notify faculty in advance if photos will be taken in a particular class; however, weather often can force the shoot inside, and it is possible that last minute requests will be made. If faculty members know that they will be giving a test or do not wish to be bothered on any of these days, please inform Kim McDonald at ext. 2683 and the classroom will be avoided.

* 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.

* Health Careers Fair Tomorrow

Plan to attend the University of Evansville's annual Health Careers Fair. Tuesday, October 22 from 11 am-2 pm at the Student Fitness Center. All students interested in Health Science careers are encouraged to attend.

Need assistance in getting ready?

* 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.

* 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

* Volunteers Still Needed for Make a Difference Day

Make a Difference Day is this Saturday, Oct. 26. There are still volunteers needed to fill all the community needs on that day. This is open to all faculty, staff and students. Please be sure to put your name, ID number and t-shirt size in the form, found here:

There is no guarantee at this point that you will get your desired shirt size. If you have signed up and you need information about your location, contact the Center for Student Engagement at 812-488-2371 or Geoff Edwards at

* 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

* 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.



* Dayton Fall Invitational Next For Women's Golf

On Monday and Tuesday, the Purple Aces women’s golf team will take part in the Dayton Fall Invitational at NCR Country Club in Kettering, Ohio.

Participating in the event will be: Chicago State, Dayton, Detroit, Eastern Illinois, Evansville, IPFW, IUPUI, Loyola Chicago, Marshall, Northern Kentucky, Robert Morris, Southern Illinois Edwardsville, Saint Francis (Pa.), Illinois Chicago, Valparaiso, Wisconsin Green Bay and Youngstown State.

Par for the course will be 70 while the 18 holes will comprise 5,872 yards of play. Play will take place on the North Course. Among the events hosted by the course was the 1998 U.S. Mid-Amateur Championship.

Last time out, the ladies played at the Butler Fall Invitational, taking fourth place overall. Kayla Katterhenry posted the low round of the event for the Purple Aces as her 75 put her in a tie for sixth place overall. She finished the tournament with a 154. Four shots behind her was sophomore Paige Crafton, who carded a 76 on the final day on her way to a 158 to tie for 11th place.

Tying for 21st was Cathy Doyle. She followed up her opening-round tally of 83 with a 78 on Tuesday to complete the event with a 161. Freshman Maggie Camp took 31st with a 167 while Dana Hayden came in a tie for 36th with a 170. On the individual side, Kelly Lamarche tied for 47th with a 177.

* Aces fall to SIU in close match

Three Salukis registered double-digit kills as Southern Illinois handed the University of Evansville volleyball team a 3-1 loss on Friday evening at the Carson Center.

Improving to 11-10 and 6-3 in the MVC with the win, SIU was led by Jessica Whitehead’s 18-kill effort while Elly Braaten and Meg Viggars checked in with 13 apiece. Leading the way for the Purple Aces (7-13, 2-7 MVC) was sophomore Emma Roberson as she tied her season high, finishing with 13 kills against the Saluki defense. Ashley Ring posted 11.

Jenn Murphy finished the night with 34 assists while Katie Klages dug the ball up 19 times, tying for the match high.

Early on in the first set, it was an even match as each point was tied leading to an 8-8 score before Elly Braaten notched a kill to give the Salukis a 10-8 lead. Evansville fought right back as an Emma Roberson kill put UE back on top at 11-10 and they eventually extended that advantage to four points at 19-15 as an SIU error capped the rally.

Ashley Ring kept the pressure on as she tallied five kills in the frame, including three in the pivotal rally in the middle of the set. The Aces would finish on an 8-3 run to grab a 1-0 lead in the match. A .379 hitting tally launched the Aces to the win while the defense held the Salukis to just .135. Evansville had eight total blocks in the first game.

Southern Illinois slipped out to a 6-4 advantage in game two before Megan Vickrey helped the Aces take a 9-7 lead thanks to some strong serving. The Salukis came back to take a 12-11 lead on a Jessica Whitehead kill, but Ring would not let that lead last long. Her kill put Evansville up 14-12 on a quick 3-0 spurt.

An evenly-played match continued as each tally was tied, sending the game to a 19-19 score. Two quick points proved to be the difference for the Salukis as they took a 21-19 edge and hung on for a 25-23 decision. Their defense played much better in the second set, holding the Aces hitting to a .093 tally.After notching the opening two points, SIU jumped out to a 6-2 lead as four Salukis tallied a kill. Lauren Seyller got the Aces offense back on track with a kill as the Aces cut the deficit to just a point at 9-8 on an SIU error. Behind a pair of Meg Viggars efforts, SIU was able to take control of the game, going up 16-12 in a run capped off by an Alex Rivera ace.

The Salukis utilized that run and cruised to a 25-20 win. They led by as many as seven at 24-17 before UE made a last effort, getting with four at 24-20 before Meg Viggars’ seventh kill of the set capped off the game. Viggars registered seven kills on 11 attempts, hitting .636. As a team, SIU hit .273 in the third frame.

Another quick start saw SIU open up the fourth set on a 9-6 run as Emily Less swatted home three kills in the early-going. The Salukis padded their advantage as another Less kill made it an 18-11 contest. Their edge held strong as they hit .406 en route to a 25-17 win that clinched the match.

It is back to the road for the Aces next weekend as they head to Peoria, Ill. for a Friday evening matchup against Bradley before going north to Chicago on Saturday to take on Loyola. Both matches begin at 7 p.m.

* Jenkins Sets Record As Aces Complete Regular Season

It was a special day at the University of Evansville Cross Country Course as senior Kelby Jenkins set the Purple Aces 5K school record while Josh Genet paced the men’s team with a second-place finish at the Evansville Invitational on Saturday.

Jenkins won the 5K with a time of 17:27.27, topping Andrea Sonnenschein’s mark that was set in 2007. Her old record was a 17:30. Jenkins was in front for the majority of the race, winning by a margin of 11 seconds over Lindsey Hinken of Western Kentucky. Making the feat that much more special is that Jenkins only had two more chances (including today) to earn the record as she has come within seconds of doing so earlier this year in adverse conditions.

“Kelby has worked very hard; no one I have every coached in my life is a coachable as she is. She will do anything that you tell her to do and she believes in what she is doing,” head coach Don Walters said. “If you would have told me before the race that with the conditions here and the rain that we have had, I cannot believe that she pulled this off today.”

“She knows where she is at all times; she can go out there without a watch and set a pace and know what that is,” Walters said. “That is what makes an All American. I knew how long it would be to make it from the 3-mile line to the finish and she had to put on the jets up a hill to make it.”Jenkins’ efforts helped the Aces finish the day in third place out of eight teams. She led the 80 runners in the event. Coming home in seventh place was Laurel Wolfe, who ran the first sub-19 minute 5K event of her collegiate career as she ran a time of 18:45.23. Just behind her was junior Nicole Kreuzman, who ran a PR of her own, conquering the course in a time of 19:13.64 to take 13th.

Finishing in 15th was Elizabeth Kingshott with a 19:27.35 while Kirsten Perrey was just behind her in 16th. Maria Lynn also registered a top 20 finish, taking 18th with her 19:36.88. Taking top team honors on the women’s side was Western Kentucky, who had five finishers in the top 11 positions.

The men were led by junior Josh Genet, who ran a tough race before taking second place with a time of 25:39.09. He finished behind winner David Mokone of WKU, who paced the 70 runners with a time of 25:20.86. Genet has been the top male runner for UE in every event this season while recording a top 12 finish in five out of six outings thus far.

All season long, Evansville’s freshmen have been pivotal to the success of the team and today was no different as Ross Frondorf was the second UE runner to cross the line. He set a PR with a time of 26:48.55, topping his previous mark by 10 seconds to finish in 14th.

“Ross did an outstanding job for the men and a few of our guys set PR’s,” Walters said. “Josh (Genet) was outstanding today, he is a class athlete that you want to have up front for you”

Sophomore Jon Ashby posted an 8K time of 27:26.99 to take 24th while Ben Woolems (27:43.93) and Kyle Wilson (27:56.62) rounded out the Aces’ top five runners on the day. Marshall University was the top finisher on the men’s side while Evansville took third out of eight total teams.

“This is our home course and our kids believe that they can win on this course. This is the shot in the arm that we need as we head to conference,” Walters explained. “Our confidence on both sides is very high and for us to come out and compete the way we did in the conditions that we faced, both teams were very happy.”

The MVC Championships are just two weeks away as the Aces will make the trip to Des Moines, Iowa for the races on Saturday, Nov. 2.

* 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.


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