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Wednesday, October 23, 2013

* Attention Facebook Users!

Let's plaster the United Methodist Church's Facebook wall with pix of UE. They've posted a request for photos today from Methodist institutions. They have a lot of followers. Snap a pic and send in a comment about why UE is great. Here's the link:

* Holiday Season Hours

The University of Evansville will be closed during the holidays to allow our employees to enjoy this special time with their families. The following November-December-January holiday schedule will be observed:

Wednesday, November 27 – close at noon
Thursday, November 28
Friday, November 29

Christmas/New Year’s
Monday, December 23, 2013 through Wednesday, January 1, 2014, returning on Thursday, January 2, 2014



What's Happening Today

* Catholic Mass in Neu Chapel Tonight

Father Godfrey Mullen, OSB, rector of St. Benedict Cathedral, will be the celebrant for tonight's 9:30 p.m. Mass in Neu Chapel. He will be available for Confessions beginning at 9:00 p.m., and students will lead the Rosary at that time as well. Everyone is welcome!

* 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.

* UE VETS Meeting - All Welcome to Attend

UE VETS, student veteran organization, will meet on Wednesday, October 23 at 6:00 p.m. in Room 72, Schroeder Family School of Business Building. Anyone interested in veteran related issues is welcome to join the group.

* 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.

* UEMTA Teddy Bear Project Collection

The University of Evansville Music Therapy Association is collecting small new stuffed animals to give to children having their blood drawn in order to improve the experience. They are collecting throughout the month of October with collection bins in Ridgway University Center, Schroeder School of Business Building, Krannert Fine Arts Building, and Graves Hall. Please donate.


Upcoming Events

* Student Homecoming Events

Next week is Homecoming. This year's student theme for Homecoming is UE TV. Throughout the week, the Homecoming events will be themed with pop culture TV show titles. To participate in Homecoming competitions, please submit a team by filling out the registration form 

Monday, Oct. 28:
Are you Smarter than a Purple Ace -  Eykamp Hall, Ridgway University Center at 7:00 p.m.

Tuesday, Oct. 29:
So You Think You Can Dance Crew - Eykamp Hall, Ridgway University Center at 7:00 p.m.

Wednesday, Oct. 30:
WIPEOUT -  Intramural Fields at 7:00 p.m.

Thursday, Oct. 31:
SAB Movie Night and Costume Contest - Eykamp Hall, Ridgway University Center at 9:30 p.m.

Friday, Nov. 1:
IM Football Tailgate Party -  Intramural Fields at 7:00 p.m.

Saturday, Nov. 2:
UE FanFest, chili cook-off, Dance Crew Finals, Booth contest - next to Ford Center from 1- 4:00 p.m.
Women's Basketball vs. University of Southern Indiana, 12:00 p.m.
Men's Basketball vs. University of IL-Springfield, 4:00 p.m.

* FREE Tango Lesson on Campus

FREE Tango lessons offered by María Sol Velásquez. Ms. Velásquez was born in Cervantes, a small city in Patagonia, Argentina. She studied Teaching English at the Universidad del Comahue, and she completed two years of Fine Arts at IUPA. She was a teacher at the elementary and secondary levels in Argentina without ever setting aside her passion, Tango, a dance she practices since 2007. She is currently an FLTA at the University of Evansville, where she teaches Spanish.

The lesson will be offered Friday, October 25 from 6:00 pm until 7:30 pm in the Aerobics Room in the Fitness Center. Class is limited to 20 students. Please RSVP at ext. 2413.

* Safe Zone Training

UE PRIDE is hosting Safe Zone training for all students, faculty, and staff on Sunday, November 3 from 2-5 pm in Room  173, Schroeder Family School of Business Building. Safe Zone training teaches participants about issues in the LGBTA community and how you can help tackle some of those issues by encouraging trainees to take action in their daily lives. There will be refreshments. The training is free to attend, but you must register by emailing by November 1. Space is limited, so reserve your spot now!

* The People Speak - Tonight

The History Department of the University of Evansville invites students, faculty, and the community to The People Speak, an engaging look at American history through personal narratives and music performed by countless stars of stage and screen. The event honors the life and work of Howard Zinn who helped reinvigorate the study of American history from below. The event is October 28 at 6:30 p.m. in Room 162, Schroeder Family School of Business Building.  After the viewing, a discsussion will follow with Reverend Gerald Arnold (NAACP), Dr. Gary May (Veterans for Peace), Dr. Amie McKibban (USI), and Gary Fritz (Jobs with Justice). Copies of the DVD and Howard Zinn's A People's History will be given as door prizes.

* APA Workshop: Thursday at the Writing Center

Do you have an APA paper coming up? Come to the Writing Center this Thursday at 5 p.m. for expert help with citations, running heads, references and all things APA. Snacks will be served along with knowledge. See you there!

* 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.

* 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

* Pcard Reconciliation

The October Pcard cycle ended on Monday, October 21. Cardholders may complete reconciliation in SDG2 and schedule and print the October cycle report on Wednesday morning, October 23. Cardholders will no longer be able to reconcile October cycle transactions as of Monday, October 28, when SDG2 is locked and the GL is uploaded.

* Textbook Adoptions Due

This is a reminder to all academic departments and professor that adoptions for Intersession and Spring 2014 should be submitted to the UE Bookstore as soon as possible. If you have any questions please contact the Bookstore at x2032.

* Ace CARE – Community Action through Rehabilitation and Education

After a year of planning, Ace CARE has officially begun on the University of Evansville campus. Ace CARE is a pro-bono physical therapy clinic run by Doctor of Physical Therapy students. Previously established at ECHO Community Health Care, Ace CARE provides exceptional physical therapy services to uninsured and underinsured patients of the Tri-state. While ECHO is no longer able to accommodate physical therapy services at their downtown facility, they have continued their partnership with UE by providing physician referrals to the on-campus facility. 

Ace CARE is a collaborative effort among first, second, and third year DPT students who work as a treatment team to establish a diagnosis and appropriate plan of care for each patient. Students also have the opportunity to seek guidance from a volunteer, licensed physical therapist who oversees the daily operations. Ace CARE provides a unique opportunity for DPT students to expand their cultural awareness and professional skills while providing critical assistance to a vulnerable population.  Ace CARE also helps to further develop interpersonal relationships between students and local physical therapy providers. 

Ace CARE is currently operating out of Graves Hall, room 104 from 3:30-5:30 p.m. on Tuesdays. Students are able to accommodate four patients during this time. Each patient undergoes an initial evaluation and is then scheduled for follow-up appointments as necessary. After each visit, patients are provided with a new home exercise program to further enhance their progress.

The need for physical therapy services is extremely evident, as Ace CARE has a waiting list of eighteen patients. In the future, Ace CARE hopes to expand its services to two days a week in an attempt to accommodate a higher volume of patients. With the help of faculty, students, local physical therapists, and ECHO Community Health Care, Ace CARE aims to provide quality pro bono physical therapy services to as many patients as possible within the Tri-state area.

* Monitoring Of Grades, Credits For Scholarship and Financial Aid Renewal

The Office of Financial Aid would like to remind students and parents that we do NOT monitor grades or credit hours earned after the fall semester. The stated Grade Point Average and credit-hours-earned standards that govern UE scholarships and all aid eligibility are monitored each MAY. Therefore, if a student’s GPA dips below the required minimum at the end of the fall semester, he or she has the spring semester restore the cumulative GPA to the necessary level.  Aid is neither reduced nor restored mid-year.

Our Financial Aid Website for current UE students has links to many important policies. See the full policies for the renewal of UE Merit-based Scholarships, as well as maintaining Satisfactory Academic Progress for the renewal of all forms of aid, including federal loans. Recipients of Indiana 21st Century or FOC Awards, please note new rules for renewal.

Please direct your questions to the UE Office of Financial Aid at, or 1-800-424-8634 or 812-488-2364.

* Environmental Management System (EMS) Logo

This is the second in a series of communications about UE’s Environmental Management System (EMS). It is important for you to be aware of the EMS and to understand your role in supporting it and helping to implement it where appropriate. Our first communication covered UE’s Environmental Policy (remember ride the “CREST”). 

This article will discuss UE’s EMS Logo.

The EMS Logo lists the elements of the Environmental Management System in the green leaves encircling the EMS:
• DO

These elements are common to many management systems, and help ensure that the EMS is reviewed and updated on a scheduled basis for continuous improvement in a planned, systematic way.

You’ll see this logo on EMS procedures, notices and other communications regarding the EMS. 

* 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.



* Mohammad K. Azarian Speaks at Washington University

Mohammad K. Azarian, professor of mathematics, presented a paper entitled, “Euler’s Number Via Difference Equations” at the American Mathematical Society meeting at Washington University in St. Louis.  This paper is published in the International Journal of Contemporary Mathematical Sciences.  Also, Professor Azarian published a problem in the current issue of the Fibonacci Quarterly. This problem is an infinite series where the terms are the reciprocals of the product of Fibonacci numbers, and the series converges to half of the square of the conjugate of the famous golden ratio.

* UE Students Win the Innovative Design Competition

A UE inter-disciplinary team of five students brought home first place honors in the Lawrence Technological University (LTU) “Innovation Encounter” competition held on October 18-19 in Southfield, Michigan. The UE team included students from engineering, business and physical therapy.

This is the second year in a row that UE multi-disciplinary students have brought home first place in this contest

Students on the UE team included Vaughn Ahlf (Mechanical Engineering), Jawad AlDhalemi (Computer Engineering), Laura Best (Mechanical Engineering), Andrey Biryuchinskiy (Finance and Economics), and Annie Wooten (Physical Therapy). The UE team was coached by Dr. Immanuel Selvaraj, Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering from the College of Engineering and Computer Science.

In this competition, teams were challenged with creating a business level solution for a real-world client (Reverie) problem statement in a two day event. The event engaged students from eight universities in both competition and the appreciation of the skills learned during their academic careers. The competition included educational components, networking opportunities, and valuable feedback. The LTU “Innovation Encounter” provided students the opportunity to work on a real-world problem that required teamwork, business planning, critical thinking, and innovation.

The eight universities that competed in this competition are Gonzaga University, Ohio Northern University, Lawrence Technological University, Villanova University, Saint Louis University, Kettering University, Widener University and University of Evansville.




* Katterhenry Leads UE Golf To 2nd Place Finish

Freshman Kayla Katterhenry posted one of the lowest rounds of Tuesday’s play as her efforts helped the University of Evansville women’s golf team improve to finish in second place at the Dayton Fall Invitational.

Katterhenry carded a 74, the lowest round for the Purple Aces in the event, as she improved by seven strokes over her opening day tally to tie for 11th place. Cathy Doyle was the top finisher for the Aces, tallying a 78 in the final round to finish with a 155.

Tying Katterhenry’s effort was junior Dana Hayden. After carding a 78 on Monday, she improved by a shot on Tuesday to tally a 77 en route to a 155. One shot behind was Paige Crafton as her total of the event (156) tied her for 15th place.

The second freshman on the squad, Maggie Camp, improved by 19 spots in the final day as she improved by eight strokes, carding a 79 to finish the event with a 166. Playing as an individual was Sydney Skiles, who tied for 72nd with a 170.

Top team honors went to Detroit, who extended its lead to win the invitational by nine shots over the Purple Aces. They finished the event with a 610 and had three of the top eight finishers. Evansville finished the two rounds with a 619 to finish three shots ahead of third-place Dayton.

On the individual leaderboard, Rachel Thompson of Marshall finished at the top. After posting a 75 in round one, Thompson shot a 72 on Tuesday to finish with a 147. Ana Fernandez de Mes of IUPUI took second place with a 148.

Next week, the Aces wrap up the fall season with the Braun Intercollegiate on Monday and Tuesday. Quail Crossing in Boonville will play host to the event.

* Kelby Jenkins earns fourth MVC Female Cross Country Athlete of the Week award

University of Evansville runner Kelby Jenkins was named the Missouri Valley Conference Female Cross Country Athlete of the Week in an announcement by the league on Tuesday.

It marks the fourth time Jenkins has received the honor, the most for a Purple Aces runner in school history. Jenkins accomplished a feat never seen before in program history as she set the 5K program record with a time of 17:27.27 in Saturday’s Evansville Invitational.

The win marked her fourth in six events this season while her other two finishes were second. In her record-breaking effort, Jenkins overcame extremely muddy conditions on her way to the win. With the conditions slowing her down a bit, she was able to find an extra boost in the latter part of the race as she ran her hardest down the homestretch, which was up hill, and claimed the record while winning the race by 11 seconds.

* 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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