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Thursday, October 31, 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

* 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

* 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.

* All Saints' Day Vigil Mass in Neu Chapel Tonight

To celebrate the Catholic Feast of All Saints, Mass will be held in Neu Chapel at 9:30 p.m. tonight. Father Christopher Droste, associate pastor of Christ the King and Holy Spirit parishes, will be the celebrant. Contact Mike Roesch at mr201 with any questions.

* SGA Meeting Tonight!

Happy Halloween!! The Student Government Association will be having a meeting tonight, October 31, at 5:00 p.m. in Room 170 (Smythe Lecture Hall), Schroeder Family School of Business Building. Organizations should remember to send a representative. Meetings are open to all of campus.

* 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.

* 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!


Upcoming Events

* 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.

* 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.

* UE Bookstore Homecoming Sale

The UE Bookstore is offering 15% OFF all UE clothing and gift items during Homecoming, November 1-3. The discount does not apply to items already on clearance. Store hours during Homecoming are: Friday from 8 a.m.-6 p.m., Saturday from 9 a.m.-2 p.m., and Sunday from noon-2 p.m. Stop in for some great buys.

* Calling All Freshmen!

All students are invited to celebrate fall at the Freshmen Festival! This free event is set for Thursday, November 7 from 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. on the East Terrace Lawn outside of Ridgway University Center. There will be food, games, and prizes! We hope to see you there! (the rain location for the eve nt is Maikranz Family Gym in Carson Center.)

* Roger Pieroni to be Featured Speaker at November Andiron Lecture

Roger Pieroni, associate professor of French and chair of the Department of Foreign Languages, will be the speaker at the Andiron Lecture on November 6. The event will be in Eykamp 252, Ridgway University Center. The lecture begins at 4 p.m. with a social gathering with beverages at 3:45 p.m.

Pieroni’s topic will be “Literary and Cultural Identities in the Vietnamese Francophone Novel.” In the fast developing field of francophone literature, the Vietnamese francophone novel, a corpus of texts written in French between the 1920s and the 1950s by Vietnamese writers in what was then called Indochina, has been the focus of much research in recent years. This lecture will examine literary heritages that these novelists explored to create an original Vietnamese literary genre. It will also examine the cultural/identity issues raised by colonial domination that was imposed upon the Vietnamese society. This presentation will focus on two novels: Nguyen Duc Giang’s Vingt ans, and Bà-Dâm by Albert de Teneuille and Truong Dinh Tri.

Pieroni completed his undergraduate degree at the Université Clermont II in France, and earned his master’s degree and PhD in French literature from Indiana University. He served as associate professor of French at Central College in Pella, Iowa, and as instructor of French at the University of Puerto Rico in Mayagüez. He holds certification with the American Translators Association as an English-French translator and does work for a number of translation companies and providers. Additionally, he has published a number of articles on francophone literature.

For further information, call the series coordinator M. Christine Mohn at 812-488-2585 or the College of Arts and Sciences at 812-488-2589.

* 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).


* 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,

* 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!

* 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.

* Register for Engineering Speed Networking by Monday, November 4!

Engineering students, RSVP by next Monday, November 4 if you would like to attend the third-annual Engineering Speed Networking Event. Space is limited, so RSVP and see a list of registered employers now in JobLink’s Events tab (under Workshops).


Info You Should Know

* Reminder December Graduates

December graduates, if you missed Commencement Central you can still purchase a cap and gown and/or order graduation announcements in the UE Bookstore. However, if you're a MASTER'S graduate you need to get to the Bookstore promptly and order your custom made regalia. Your gown and hood take longer to produce so you need to order them very soon. If you have any questions please contact the Bookstore.

* New Risk Management Initiative for use of Motor Coach Transportation

It is important that you be provided information regarding a new risk management initiative being used by UE this academic year involving motor coach (bus) transportation.

Several departments are currently using or transitioning to the use of motor coach transportation that is approved by TSX (Transportation Safety Exchange). This company takes the necessary steps to identify and recognize the “safe” motor coach service providers. TSX has been endorsed by our insurance consortium, EIIA (Educational and Institutional Insurance Administrators) which provides services to approximately 125 institutions across the United States. By being a member of EIIA, UE can utilize this service at no cost to your department or the University.

It is in UE’s best interest for the safety of our students, employees, alumni, donors and volunteers that UE begin using TSX approved motor coach carriers. For trip transportation originating from Evansville, New Image Travel is already a local TSX approved provider. If a UE group participating in a program from your area would be flying to an out of town destination and engaging a motor coach provider, we want to utilize a TSX approved provider as well.

Thus, if you are planning a trip or have questions, please contact Anne Dale (ad58 or ext. 2011) and she will be able to assist you.

* 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.



* Heidi Strobel Presents Paper at Conference

Last week, Heidi Strobel, associate professor of art history, presented a paper titled “Portraiture and the Art of Mary Linwood: Copy, Kitsch, or Canonical,” at the Women, Reputation, and Identity in the Long Eighteenth Century Conference sponsored by The Aphra Behn Society for Women in the Arts, 1660-1830, in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

* Douglas Reed to Perform with Canadian Brass

Douglas Reed, University Organist/Professor Emeritus of Music has been invited to perform with the Canadian Brass in a concert at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts in Kansas City, MO, on December 2.  Reed will play the Julia Irene Kauffman Casavant Organ, Op. 3875. With four manual keyboards and 5,548 pipes, the new organ provides a visual focal point for Helzberg Concert Hall, one of two concert venues in the Kauffman Center..

The Canadian Brass is a brass quintet founded in 1970. In addition to maintaining a heavy international touring schedule, the Canadian Brass have recorded over 100 CDs and DVDs. Eric Reed, Dr. Reed's son, has played French horn with the Canadian Brass since 2010.

* 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.



* Wichita State And Missouri State Next Up For VB

Wichita State and Missouri State are set to play the University of Evansville volleyball team at the Carson Center this weekend in what may be a record-breaking outing for the Purple Aces.

Senior Katie Klages is just six digs shy of breaking the career program mark of 2,095, which was set by Julie Walroth, who played at UE from 2004 through 2007. On Monday, Klages garnered MVC Defensive Player of the Week honors for her efforts on last weekend’s road trip.

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 the season, senior Rachel TenHoor has been the most accurate hitter for the Purple Aces while ranking in the top five in the Missouri Valley Conference in that statistic. For the season, she has hit .331, almost 100 points above the nearest Ace with enough attempts. If she keeps up her current pace, she will break the single-season UE mark, which is held by Mary E. Greaney, who hit .320 in 1981.

Wichita State is tied atop the league standings with UNI as both have a 9-2 mark in conference play. The Shockers are a league-best 20-5 overall. WSU earned its 20th win of the season on Oct.25 against Drake. It is the 11th-straight season that the Shockers have reached 20 wins, which is a school record.

Shocker Ashley Andrade had her double-digit kill streak halted at 11 over the weekend. Before having just nine kills against UNI on Saturday, Andrade had posted 10 or more kills in 11-straight matches dating back to the Sept. 22 match against Creighton when she had 17 kills.

The Bears of Missouri State begin the weekend 14-9 overall and 6-5 in the MVC; they face Southern Illinois on Friday evening in Carbondale.

The Bears filled up the stat sheet last week to the point where their two-match totals in four categories topped the 2013 NCAA-leading season averages. Missouri State out-paced the leaders in kills per set (16.86-15.69), assists per set (15.86-14.59) and digs per set (20.29-18.92), while Carly Thomas’ average of 13.86 assists per set ranks well of the leader’s 12.94 average.

Action opens up against the Shockers on Friday evening at 7 p.m. before the Aces face Missouri State beginning at 6 p.m. on Saturday.

* Home Athletic Events for Homecoming Weekend

Aces fans, the volleyball, men’s swimming, and men’s and women’s basketball teams are in action this weekend for home athletic events.

The volleyball team is in action Friday and Saturday night as they host Missouri Valley Conference foes Wichita State and Missouri State. The Aces host Wichita State on Friday at 7:00 pm, and then host Missouri State on Saturday at 6:00 pm. Both matches will take place in the Carson Center.

On Saturday, the men’s swimming and diving team will host Ball State at Wyttenbach Pool in the Carson Center. The meet is set to start at 2:00 pm.

Finally, the women’s and men’s basketball teams are also in action on Saturday. The women’s team starts the action as they take on Southern Indiana in an exhibition game at 12:00 pm at the Ford Center in downtown Evansville. After that game concludes, there will be Homecoming festivities taking place next to the Ford Center leading up to the men’s game at 4:05 pm. The Aces will take on Illinois Springfield in their final exhibition tune-up to prepare for the season.

Faculty and staff receive free admission with their ID to the volleyball games. 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 during normal business hours 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 homecoming weekend!

* 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!


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