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Wednesday, October 30, 2013

* Homecoming 2013 Reunion Weekend is November 1 - 3

Please join us in welcoming alumni back to campus this weekend during the Homecoming 2013 Reunion Weekend festivities. A variety of activities are planned and faculty, students and staff are welcome to take part. To view the full schedule of events, visit

* Homecoming Alumni Speaker: Larry Mackey '73

Each year the UE Alumni Association features an alum with an interesting story to tell as part of the Homecoming Alumni Speaker Series. This year Larry Mackey, member of the Oklahoma City bombing prosecution team, trial attorney and partner at Barnes & Thornburg LLP in Indianapolis, will share his experiences. Hear Larry Mackey speak on Saturday, November 2 at 10:00 a.m. in Eykamp 252 in Ridgway University Center. More information can be found at


What's Happening Today

* Creative Problem Solving Workshop for UE Corporate Partners Offered

On October 30th, the Institute for Global Enterprise and the Center for Intensive Experiential Education (CIEE) are hosting a Creative Problem Solving Workshop, led by Dr. Andy Gerhart, Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Lawrence Technological University. This workshop is open to UE's corporate partners and was designed to be a continuation of the conversation started by the Institute Speaker Series event featuring innovation strategist, John Kao. Companies will have the opportunity to develop and enhance their own process and culture of creative problem solving in order to increase their competitiveness in today's intensely interconnected, rapidly changing, and increasingly complex global business environment. The Institute for Global Enterprise is funded by a grant from the Lilly Endowment Inc and CIEE was formed through a grant from the Kern Family Foundation.

* I-House: South Korea

All members of the campus and local community are encouraged to attend I-House: South Korea. I-House features a different international student each week sharing their story of life in their country. This week, students from South Korea will discuss what their lives are like in South Korea. 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.

* UE Theatre Presents Anatomy of Gray in May Studio Theatre

Don’t miss the University of Evansville Theatre’s production of Anatomy of Gray, by Jim Leonard, running at 7:30 pm on Oct. 28, 29, 30, and 31, in the May Studio Theatre.

Told through the eyes of a young girl grieving the death of her father, a small 1880s community is rocked to its core by a plague and the resulting clash between science and religion.  Set in the small town of Gray, Indiana, in the 1880s, Anatomy of Gray features senior Julia Strange as the young girl, June.  Causing friction among the townspeople is the mysterious Dr. Galen Gray, played by Aaron R. Johnson, a junior.  The ensemble is comprised of seniors Katherine Nykanen; Ross DeWitt; Albert Rubio; and Lilli Hokama.  Rounding out the cast is Emily Daly, a junior; sophomore Erdin Schultz-Bever; and freshman Kit Bulla.

The all-student creative team for Anatomy of Gray us led by director Joshua Garrett, a senior theatre generalist; and scenic designer James R. Roeder, a junior; lighting designer Allie Johnson, a junior; costume designer senior Phuong–Uyen Truong; and sound designer William Koch, a sophomore.  The play’s technical director is junior Travis W. Smith, and the stage manager is senior Lillian Steckman.

Tickets are $11 for adults and $9 for senior adults, students, and UE faculty and staff.  UE students may pick up their FREE student rush ticket beginning at 12 pm on the day of the performance they wish to attend.  Seating is limited.  For reservations, call the ticket office at (812) 488–2031.


Upcoming Events

* SAB Movie Schedule for November

The schedule for the Student Activities Board movies for November:

November 7- Toy Story (Eykamp Hall, Ridgway University Center)
November 14 - Despicable Me 2 (Eykamp Hall, Ridgway University Center)
November 21 - Space Jam (this movie will be held in Hyde Hall 126).


* 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.

* Aces Fan Fest this Saturday!

Celebrate the start of basketball season and Homecoming 2013 Reunion Weekend at the Aces Fan Fest Saturday from 1 - 4 p.m. outside the Ford Center. Chili Cook-off, Aces Best Dance Crew, Live Entertainment featuring Berteal and Scott Winzinger, Games, food and lots of fun. Don't miss out! For more information contact or extension 2586.

* Josh Fessel, PhD presents: Bench to Bedside: 'Medicine Research in the 21st Century.'"

Josh Fessel, a 1999 graduate of the University of Evansville - will return to his alma mater to deliver a special program “Bench to Bedside: ‘Medical Research in the 21st Century ‘”presented by the Dr. Guy Banta, Distinguished Lecture Series in the Natural Sciences and Mathematics. His message to students, alumni and invited community members will focus on his work at Vanderbilt University and how his education at the University of Evansville prepared him for medicine in the 21st century. He will discuss the differences between a private practice doctor and a researcher.

Fessel will be presenting at 2:30 pm Friday, November 1 in Room 100 (Vectren Lecture Hall) in Koch Center. This lecture is free and open to the public.

* LAST Chance to Register for 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!

* Community Interfaith Worship Service: Celebrating Diversity, Giving Thanks

The University of Evansville campus community and larger Evansville community are invited to attend the third annual Community Interfaith Worship Service to celebrate our rich religious diversity and give thanks.

Have you ever heard the Muslim Call to Prayer in a sacred space? Ever heard a Jewish Rabbi talk about thanksgiving? Ever wondered what a Buddhist chant sounded like? Plan to attend the service at 10:30 a.m. on November 3 and learn about various religious traditions in a welcoming environment. UE students, faculty, staff and local religious leaders will be participating again this year.

As an institution affiliated with The United Methodist Church, we want to continually affirm our call to initiate and promote better relationships between Christians and people of other faiths based on informed understanding, critical appreciation, and balanced perspective. Interfaith discussions can make religion a bridge and not a barrier toward a peaceful world. The University of Evansville is committed to religious diversity and interfaith dialogue as we continue to serve an interconnected, global society.

* Interfaith Bread Festival: Bread in Religious Culture this Saturday

The Evansville community is invited to the Interfaith Bread Festival this Saturday, November 1, 11:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m. in the Ridgway University Center, Eykamp 251.

The Interfaith Bread Festival seeks to bring together diverse communities through a common thread: Bread and provide an opportunity for people to present their cultural and religious traditions through the common staple of bread.

Groups from religious cultures will present their bread traditions, offering samples, recipes, and more!

Taste breads from various world religions and local Evansville kitchens; take home various bread recipes from other cultures.

Learn how bread is used in religious holidays.

Special pre-screening of “Bread Culture in Jordan” video created in part through Dr. Jennie Ebeling’s NEH Fellowship in Jordan, fall 2012. The video has recently been screened at the Middle East Studies Association’s (MESA)
Film Fest held during their annual meeting in New Orleans.

The Interfaith Bread Festival is sponsored by the Department of Religious Life, the Department of Archaeology, and the Office of Alumni and Parent Relations.

For more information e-mail Tamara Gieselman at or Jennie Ebeling at

* First Friday Forum @ 4: Faith and Faculty Presents Judaism

The Office of Academic Affairs and the Department of Religious Life are pleased to welcome Rabbi Gary Mazo, adjunct professor, Department of Philosophy and Religion, to the Faith and Faculty Forum series today - Friday, November 1 - at 4:00 p.m., Room 172, Schroeder Family School of Business Building.

Mazo is an ordained rabbi with more than 20 years of experience in the American Jewish community. He received his BA in Anthropology from Brandeis, then went to Hebrew Union College for his graduate and rabbinic studies. He was born in Massachusetts, raised in Connecticut, and spent the last 12 years on Cape Cod. The path leading him to Evansville and Temple Adath B’nai Israel has been a diverse one. After attending Brandeis University he went to the Hebrew Union College to become an ordained rabbi. He spent the first year of graduate school in Jerusalem and spent four additional years at the campus in Cincinnati, Ohio.

After his third year of graduate school, Mazo received a Masters in Hebrew Letters and after the fifth year of graduate school, he received his ordination degree. He spent the next 15 years serving congregations in New Jersey and Massachusetts. He wrote many articles for journals and for local papers and decided it was time to write a book. In 2000, Rising Star Press published his book “And the Flames Did Not Consume Us.”

Mazo left the pulpit in 2003 and started a small, non-profit Jewish educational center on Cape Cod. He also began, at that time, to write for three high-tech websites, reviewing the latest in technological gadgets and editing content on the site. He also became the executive director of a Jewish Day School near Boston, as well as an instructor for the University of Phoenix. He started a technical “how to” startup called Made Simple Learning. He published over 20 books and did lots of teaching about technology. That led to him becoming the senior editor of Mobile Nations, the number one network of sites for all things mobile.

Last year, as his youngest daughter was preparing to go off to college, he began the search for a new spiritual home – a congregation where he and his wife, Gloria, could renew their connection to organized Jewish life and which had the potential to feel like “home.” He and Gloria found Temple Adath B’nai Israel and never looked back. The couple has six children and one grandchild located from coast to coast. When Mazo has free time, he is an avid bike rider and piano and guitar player.

The monthly Faith and Faculty forum series provides an informal venue where UE faculty can present and offer reflections about their own faith traditions/religious practices and engage the University community in informal dialogue. Each forum lasts 50 minutes, 4:00 pm - 4:50 pm including time for Q & A.

By highlighting the religious diversity of our faculty, we aim to demonstrate the variety and richness of traditions represented on our campus. The forums will also encourage students and the campus community to widen their understanding of and respect for traditions different from their own.

As an institution affiliated with The United Methodist Church, we want to continually affirm our call to initiate and promote better relationships between Christians and people of other faiths based on informed understanding, critical appreciation, and balanced perspective. Interfaith discussions can make religion a bridge and not a barrier toward a peaceful world. The University of Evansville is committed to religious diversity and interfaith dialogue as we continue to serve an interconnected, global society.

For more information, please contact University Chaplain Tammy Gieselman, or Senior Vice-President for Academic Affairs John Mosbo,

* Informal Italian Sessions Offered on Campus

Would you like to learn a little bit about the Italian language and culture? UE's international interns Claudio Ferrario and Flaviano Bulfari will be offering informal Italian language and culture sessions on Wednesday evenings beginning October 30. Sessions will be held each Wednesday from 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. in Room 273, Schroeder Family School of Business Building and the entire campus community is welcome. The sessions are free, and no registration is required. Those interested in attending should RSVP to Cindy in the Institute for Global Enterprise at ck116.

* Efroymson Sponsored Visiting Artist Lecture

With generous support from the Efroymson Family Fund, a fund of the Central Indiana Community Foundation, the University of Evansville is pleased to welcome North Carolina blacksmith and sculptor Joseph Anderson to the Emerging Contemporary Artists Lecture Series.

Anderson will present a free, public lecture on his career and work at 7 p.m. today - Friday, November 1 - in the Melvin Peterson Gallery, located at the corner of Lincoln and Weinbach avenues.

An exhibition of Anderson’s work will also open Friday, November 1 and run through Friday, November 22. The Melvin Peterson Gallery is open 12-3 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Friday, and Saturday, and 12-6 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday.

* UE Touching Lives - PT Club Bake Sale to Raise Money for Touch Inc.

The Physical Therapy Club is planning a bake sale to raise money for Touch Inc., today - Friday,  November 1 - from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. in Ridgway University Center. Touch Inc. is an organization that helps support families affected by disease in our community. Please come to the bake sale to purchase seasonal baked goods and support this amazing organization!

* CMS Writing Workshop on Thursday

If you have a CMS paper due this semester, please join us in the Writing Center this Thursday at 5 p.m. We will discuss how to format and cite papers in CMS style, including cover and reference pages, footnotes and endnotes. See you there!

* Come Climb with Venturing Crew!

Come join Venturing Crew for an evening of fun at Vertical eXcape! We will be climbing on November 16 from 7:30 pm to 12 am. There will be sign up tables in Ridgway University Center on October 30 from 11-1 and October 31 from 12-2. In addition to signing up and signing a waiver, a $10 deposit will be required that will be returned upon boarding the bus. There are only 70 spots, so sign up soon!

* 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.

* Register by November 4 for Engineering Speed Networking

Attention all engineering students, RSVP in JobLink by November 4 if you would like to attend the third-annual Engineering Speed Networking Event. The event will be held Wednesday, November 6, from 6 – 8:30 p.m. in Eykamp Hall, Ridgway University Center. Get face-to-face with employers interested in you! Space is limited, so RSVP today under JobLink’s Events tab (Workshops) where you can also see a list of registered employers.


Info You Should Know

* Free HIV Testing at Health Center on October 30

There will be free HIV testing at the Heatlh Center on October 30 from 9:00 noon. Call for an appointment at 488-2033

* Serious About a Global Perspective?

Check out the newly designed Religion Major: The Global Religions emphasis offers a comparative study of religious and theological traditions around the world, focused on issues of interreligious engagement and dialogue. Consider adding as a second major or minor!

* Senior Showcase Exhibition

Visit the Krannert Gallery from Monday, November 4 through Friday, November 15 to see featured art from Art Department seniors. Students featured include Sam Wathen, Brooke Reneer, Katie Winiger, Cassie Gutman, Dakota Moody and Stephani Mrozinski. View a body of unique artwork as the seniors take a "Road Trip" through their careers at UE. Come join the students for an opening reception in Krannert Gallery on Monday, November 4 from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. Refreshments will be served.

* 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.

* 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.



* Congratulations, Dr. Clayton!

Congratulations to Dana Clayton, vice president for student affairs and dean of students, who successfully defended her dissertation, “Factors and Influences Contributing to the College Selection Decision of High Achieving  High School Seniors.”  Dr. Clayton completed her doctoral degree in educational leadership from Western Kentucky University on Tuesday.   

She holds a master’s degree in college student personnel from Bowling Green State University in Ohio and a bachelor’s degree in communication from Western Kentucky University. She also holds a certificate in Student Affairs Law and Policy from Stetson University, College of Law. 

Dr. Clayton came to UE in 1989 as the Director of Student Activities, was promoted to Associate Dean of Students in1995, became Dean of Students 2001, and was named Vice President in 2005. 


* Margaret McMullan Honored by Chicago Public Library

UE Professor of Creative Writing Margaret McMullan was one of 70 authors with ties to Chicago honored by the Chicago Public Library on October 23, during the 13th annual Carl Sandburg Literary Awards Dinner, a celebration of Chicago’s literary heritage and the writers who have contributed. The event paid tribute to Carl Sandburg Literary Award winner for fiction Isabel Allende and bestselling author of Moneyball and The Blind Side, Michael Lewis. The evening featured a conversation between Isabel Allende and Michael Lewis, moderated by National Public Radio’s Scott Simon.
Professor McMullan currently holds the Melvin Peterson Endowed Chair in Literature and Writing.

* Beavers to Speak in Perth

Anthony F. Beavers, professor of philosophy, Chair of the Department of Philosophy and Religion and director of the Digital Humanities Laboratory, has been invited to be a keynote speaker at the 2014 Digital Humanities Australasia conference to be be held at the University of Western Australia this coming March. The visit will follow two invited presentations on the Digital Humanities at the University of South Carolina in early February and a conference presentation at the 2014 Humanities Education and Research Association Conference in Washington D.C. later that month. Several of the talks will confront the question of whether ethics is computable and, if so, what this means for the way we understand value.



* Women's Soccer Hosts Loyola in Regular Season Finale

Aces fans, the women’s soccer team concludes its regular season schedule as they host Loyola on Thursday, October 31 at 7:00 pm at McCutchan Stadium. SAAC representatives will be handing out candy at the game for Halloween.

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!

* Women's Golf Takes Fifth At Braun Intercollegiate

In its final action of the fall season, the University of Evansville women’s golf team took fifth place at the Braun Intercollegiate at Quail Crossing Golf Club.

Led by Cathy Doyle, the Aces posted a top five finish out of 14 schools. Doyle carded a 76 in the second round to tie for 8th place with a 148.

Continuing her solid tournament was freshman Maggie Camp, who tallied a second-round 77 on her way to a 150 and a tie for 17th place. Fellow frosh Kayla Katterhenry led the squad with a 75 on Tuesday to tie for 24th place with a 152.

Paige Crafton posted a 2-round total of 153 to tie for 28th while Dana Hayden finished the tournament with a 163 to finish in 64th. Evansville’s three individuals were led by Kelly Lamarche’s 176 as she tied for 76th. Sydney Skiles registered a 178 while Rachel Marchi finished with a 189. She improved by 13 strokes on the second day of play.

Loyola posted the lowest round of the two days as they recorded a 288 on Tuesday to finish with a 587. They took the win by eight strokes over Lipscomb. UNI took third with a 599 while Wichita State (602) and Evansville (603) rounded out the first five.Tying atop the individual leaderboard were Logan Willis (Loyola) and Sarah Boss (UNI). Both shot a 144. Willis finished the day with a 2-under 69 to lead all players.

Following a successful beginning to the season, the Aces have the winter to prepare for the second portion of their slate, which begins on March 10 at the Don Benbow Intercollegiate in Jacksonville, Fla.

* Katie Klages Named MVC Defensive Player Of The Week

Thanks to the top performance of her career, University of Evansville senior Katie Klages was named the Missouri Valley Conference Defensive Player of the Week by the league on Monday afternoon.

In one of the top two-match efforts of her career, Evansville senior Katie Klages posted 53 digs over the Purple Aces road trip to Bradley and Loyola over the weekend. Klages set her career mark with 35 digs in a 5-set win over the Braves where she also tied her season high with 5 assists to go along with her 9th service ace of the season. She followed that up by digging up 18 balls in just three sets at Loyola.

For her career, Klages has 2,090 digs, just five shy of breaking the all-time record of 2,095, which was set by Julie Walroth, who played for the Aces from 2004 through 2007.

Klages will look to break that mark when the team returns home for match against Wichita State at the Carson Center at 7 p.m. on Friday evening.


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