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Friday, October 25, 2013

* 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:

Thanksgiving
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

* Yearbook Picture Day Today in Ridgway!

Freshmen, sophomores, juniors, non-graduating seniors and graduate students and Intensive English student — stop and have your picture taken for the 2014 LinC. It's free, it's fast, it's pain free and it's TODAY from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Ridgway University Center lobby.

* 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.
 

* 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.

Upcoming Events

* Interested in Law? Attend Phi Alpha Delta Call Out Meeting

Phi Alpha Delta is a co-ed pre-law fraternity - a family whose core values create leaders. If you are interested in law or law school, please join us for our call out meeting! ALL MAJORS are WELCOME. Come meet other students like you that are interested in the law field and or law school!

When: Tuesday, October 29 at 4pm
Where: Room 72, Schroeder Family School of Business Building
Why: because you know deep down you want to be there...especially since there will be FREE PIZZA!!! Don't miss out!!
 

* University Worship in Neu Chapel this Sunday, 10:30 AM

Plan to attend University Worship this Sunday, October 27 at 10:30 a.m. in Neu Chapel! This week, we'll examine the book of Joel, chapter 2, "...I will pour out my spirit on all flesh; your sons and your daughters shall prophesy; your old men shall dream dreams, and your young men shall see visions." Join us as we sing a new song and proclaim new words of hope. All are welcome at the table, so join us as we seek to understand better our place in the world and God’s love for us all. Donuts and coffee bar opens at 10:00 a.m.

* GAP - Global Business Experience for Students of All Majors - Info Sessions

Do you want to want to get real-world global business experience working with students from across the university to complete a project for a local business or organization? This opportunity prepares you for professional life and can really set you apart in your job search. Students of all majors are welcome, and projects are completed as part of the 3-credit hour BUS 350 course. Students receive coaching to guide the work and gain exposure to valuable, practical tools and techniques.

Come to an information session to learn more about how the GAP (Global Business Experience for Students of All Majors) program can help you succeed:

October 29, 12:15 p.m., Room 162, Schroeder Family School of Business Building

See our website at www.evansville.edu/GAP for more information.
 

* Soup Fundraiser October 31st

Join us for some spooktacular couldrons of soup on Thursday October 31 between 11:0 0am-1:00 pm. The OSA will be selling a bowl of homemade soup, dessert and beverage for $5.00! What a great price! Come on over to Olmstead Lobby and bring all the hungry ghosts and goblins you know to enjoy a hot lunch! The money raised will go toward scholarships for our UE students.

* 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.
 

* 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 uepride@gmail.com 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.

* 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.

Info You Should Know

* Ace Alert (Emergency Slert System) Reminder

The Ace Alert system is the primary mode of communication should an emergency arise on or near campus that requires the action of students, employees, and/or visitors on campus. Please visit https://www.getrave.com/login/evansville to assure that your contact information is up to date and complete. Remember, you may add a second e-mail and up to 3 cell phone numbers to your preferences.

In addition to your personal emergency notifications, campus alert messages will also be delivered by:
• University provided Cisco IP phones
• Campus Visix digital display units
• Campus housing alert system
• Facebook facebook.com/acealerts
• Twitter @AceAlerts
• University owned computers
 

* 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.

* UE Libraries Wheeler Fund Awarded

This year the Wheeler Award funds proposals received from Wendy Thomas, director, Major Discovery Program and Dr. Diana Rodriguez Quevedo, Foreign Language Department.

Professor Thomas proposed the purchase of DVDs to supplement resources used in the FYS class September 11, 2001 and Its Many Meanings. The DVDs document the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 in New York City.
Dr. Rodriguez Quevedo requested funds to strengthen the Libraries' collection of resources dealing with Latin America, especially focusing on the class Social Issues of Hispanic Society--Latin America. The English language books and DVDs purchased will focus on social and cultural aspects of Latin America. Some of the areas of study include gender and women, race, identity, sexuality and LGBT movements, domestic violence, and human rights.

* 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 financialaid@evansville.edu, or 1-800-424-8634 or 812-488-2364.

* 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.
 

* Copy Services Request Form Revised

The “Copy Services Request Form (CSR)” has been revised and improved to include the new Marketing object code and the latest UE Logo. Please discard all previous versions of the CSR form and use only the version with “Revised: 9/2013” located on the bottom left the CSR form. The revised form is located on the Copy Services website at http://acelink/Areas/CopyServices/ or the Purchasing website at http://acelink/Areas/Purchasing/. As of November 1, CSR’s submitted using old forms will be returned.

In addition, the “Copy Services Guidelines & Instructions”, and “Copy Services Request (CSR) Submission Options” have been revised along with a revised “Copy Services Instructional Request Form”.
 

Congratulations

* Beavers Joins Research Group at Duke University

Anthony F. Beavers, Ppofessor of philosophy and Chair of the Department of Philosophy and Religion, was recently invited to join the research group on "The Future of the Information Society" at Duke University. His role here will be to continue his work on the impact our information-based culture is having on our sense of value. Beavers is currently working on these and related ideas in a book to be titled The Crisis of Value in the Information Age.

* Exclusive Halloween Showings of UE Alums' Film DAYLIGHT

Daylight, a feature length thriller/horror film made by UE alums David McCracken and Josh Riedford, recently had its world premiere in London in August. The film features local talent and was shot almost exclusively in Evansville and the surrounding area, including several scenes at UE. Come enjoy this very unique horror film in honor of Halloween and support the local arts in Evansville! Showtimes are Sunday, October 27 at 2:15 pm and Monday through Thursday, October 28-31, at 7:30 pm at Showplace Cinemas East. (Please note - there is a cost of admission that is determined by Showplace Cinemas)

* 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.

Athletics

* Men's Basketball Opens Play Tomorrow

Basketball season officially begins on Saturday as the Purple Aces men’s basketball team will play Trevecca Nazarene in its first exhibition game beginning at 7 p.m.at the Ford Center.

This will be the first opportunity fans will have to see the Aces in action as they welcome six newcomers along with a strong core from a team that passed the 20-win plateau for the first time in over a decade. Despite a graduated class that included Colt Ryan, Troy Taylor, Ned Cox and Lewis Jones, confidence is high heading into the season.

Sophomore D.J. Balentine finished his freshman campaign with 8.1 points per game and joined Egidijus Mockevicius on the Missouri Valley Conference All-Freshman Team in 2013. Balentine came on down the stretch as he posted an average of 9.3 PPG in the last eight contests. His top effort came at Colorado State where he hit shots from every point on the floor on his way to 26 points.

Mockevicius provided the size underneath the basket that the team needed and saw that translate into 64 blocked shots, the most for a UE player since Sascha Huppmann had 74 in the 1991-92 campaign. He found his groove late in the season, averaging 20.4 minutes per game over the final 17 contests while hauling in 6.5 rebounds over that span.

Another member of the sophomore class is Adam Wing. With his efforts in the final weeks of last season, he was almost the third University of Evansville player to make the MVC freshman team. He started the final ten games, leading UE to a 7-3 mark while assisting with four boards per game in that time.

Three juniors are back and looking better than ever. Ryan Sawvell played in the Global Sports Academy in August and has seen his game expand. He has continued to make the adjustment to his natural position at the four and that showed in the scrimmage at Hoopfest as he led the way with 11 points, including a pair of 3-pointers.

Jaylon Moore has continued to tool himself into a force down low. He has spent the summer working on his footwork around the basket and his hoping that pays dividends. Rokas Cesnulevicius is also back and healthy after battling through injuries last season.

The Trojans of Trevecca Nazarene are coming off of an 11-17 season in 2012-13. They performed better in the latter part of the season, going 6-6 over the course of their final 12 games. Trevecca Nazarene is located in Nashville, Tenn. and has an enrollment of 2,472. They will be playing in the Great Midwest Athletic Conference this season after making the transition from NAIA to NCAA Division II.

Aside from the transition as a department, the team is going through a bit of transition as its top six scorers from last season have moved on including Marquise Rudolph, who led the team with 14.1 PPG. Sophomore Christopher Elliott is the top returning scorer, finishing last year with 3.3 points. Ten out of the 14 players on TNU’s roster are either freshmen or sophomores.

Tip is set for 7:05 p.m. at the Ford Center; tickets can be purchased at the door, at GoPurpleAces.com or by calling 812-488-ACES.
 

* Upcoming Home UE Athletics Events

Aces fans, the women’s soccer and men’s basketball teams are in action this weekend and the women’s golf team is in action early next week for home athletic events.

The men’s basketball team opens its 2013-14 season on Saturday, October 26 as they host Trevecca Nazarene in an exhibition game. The game is set to tip off at 7:05 pm at the Ford Center in downtown Evansville.

Sunday afternoon, the women’s soccer team is back in action as they take on Western Kentucky at 1:00 pm at McCutchan Stadium.

Finally, the women’s golf team finishes its fall schedule as it hosts the Braun Intercollegiate at Quail Crossing Golf Club in Boonville on Monday, October 28 and Tuesday, October 29.

Faculty and staff get free admission with their ID to the women’s soccer game. For men’s and women’s basketball games, all full-time faculty, staff and administration receive two complimentary tickets to the games. These tickets can be picked up from the Carson Center Ticket Office the week prior to the game by showing your UE ID. Students 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 and early next week!

* Volleyball Travels To Bradley And Loyola

The University of Evansville volleyball team will make a road trek this weekend that takes them from Peoria, Ill. to Chicago as they face Bradley and Loyola in Missouri Valley Conference play.

Friday sees UE take on the Braves before they travel to take on the Ramblers Saturday evening. Both matches begin at 7 p.m. Evansville enters play with a 7-13 overall record and 2-7 in the Valley while Bradley is 10-8 (4-5) MVC and Loyola has gone 8-13 and 3-6 thus far in its first trip through the MVC.

In last Friday's match versus SIU, Emma Roberson tied her season mark with 13 kills. It was a strong comeback following a 4-match stretch that saw her record a total of 7 kills. She hit .235 in the match after hitting just .000 in the previous four matches combined.

An impressive aspect for the Purple Aces has been their size in the middle. One of the main areas that has impacted has been the number of blocks that the Aces have accumulated. Through nine league matches, Evansville has posted 58 total blocks while allowing the same by the opposition. Despite the Aces' overall record in the league, that is a very impressive statistic. Meaghan Holmes and Rachel TenHoor each have 6 solo and 20 block assists in MVC play.

One of the places where points may be lost very easily for a team is in the initial serve. Evansville has done a solid job of not giving those points away, committing just 27 service errors in Valley play. That is significantly less than the opposition, which has posted a total of 64 service errors.

Bradley’s 4-5 record through the first half of the Missouri Valley Conference regular-season schedule is the team’s best record at the halfway point of the league schedule since 2005 (6-3), but the Braves have been better in the second half of league play lately. In each of the last three years, BU has earned a better record in the second half of the Valley schedule compared to the first half and has matched or improved the win total from the first half of league play in each of the last seven seasons.

Each of Bradley’s last five matches have been three-set contests, marking the first time since late October/early November of the 2011 campaign the Braves played five consecutive three-set matches.Libby Bresser of Loyola continues to be a consistent defensive force at the net for the Ramblers. She currently sits fifth on Loyola’s career list in solo blocks (rally scoring era only) and she is just 29 block assists shy of cracking the top five in that category. In addition, her career average of 0.95 blocks per set is good for fifth all-time in Loyola history.

Maureen Carls has had a bit of an up-and-down season but has shown extended glimpses of her potential. Carls got out of the gates quickly in 2013 - being named most valuable player at the ECU Invitational - before hitting a rough patch. She has rebounded nicely over the last couple of weeks, reaching double figures in kills in two of Loyola’s last three matches (Bradley, Missouri State).

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