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Tuesday, November 5, 2013

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* Buddhist Monk and Teacher to Speak at UE

Arjia Rinpoche will be the featured Buddhist speaker on Tuesday, November 5 at 6:00 p.m., Eykamp 251, Ridgway University Center.

Rinpoche, a Mongolian High Lama (a highly respected Buddhist monk and teacher) established the charitable organization Tibetan Center for Compassion & Wisdom after immigrating to the United States in the late 1990s. In 2005, he was appointed by the 14th Dalai Lama to be director of the Tibetan Mongolian Buddhist Cultural Center in Bloomington, Indiana, and he continues to direct both programs today. He also authored, Surviving the Dragon, his personal account of 40 years of living under Chinese rule. All proceeds of his book are donated to support his charitable foundations.

In 2010, Rinpoche established the Center for Compassion & Wisdom in Mongolia. He also initiated a project to build the Cancer Center Treatment Center for Mongolian Children (CCTC) in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. Arjia Rinpoche began this project with his own funds, and the help of charitable people. Inspired by the teaching of the Buddha of Compassion, the CCTC aims to help children who are ravaged by cancer. All patients, no matter what their belief, will receive identical care and love.

Rinpoche says that it is important to realize that the children who now need to receive love and compassion from us will soon become our future and will be caring for us. Any generous deeds we do for our children today will bring incredible happiness, support, and comfort to them. All that matters is our pure intention to help those who cannot help themselves.


* This Week in Music: First Tuesday Concert Series

The Department of Music continues its First Tuesday Concert Series in Wheeler Concert Hall this Tuesday evening at 7:30 p.m. with a concert entitled “Composer Birthdays.” The concert will feature works by several composers who would this year be celebrating “milestones,” such as a 100th or 150th birthday. The Harlaxton Wind Quintet will open the concert with the Quintet in D Minor, Op. 68, No. 3, by German composer Franz Danzi (b. 1763). The Shepard Brass Quintet will follow with works by Polish composer Witold Lutoslawski (b. 1913) and Richard Wagner (b. 1813). Professor of Piano Anne Fiedler will then perform Notturno by Benjamin Britten (b. 1913), and she will accompany Assistant Professor of Voice Allana Keenan as Keenan sings “Ave Maria” from Cavalleria Rusticana by Pietro Mascagni (b. 1863). Associate Professor of Voice Jon Truitt will then be accompanied by Associate Professor of Piano Garnet Ungar in performances of two arias by Giuseppe Verdi (b.1813): “Di Provenza” from La Traviata and “Ford’s Monologue” from Falstaff. The concert is free and open to the public.

* Spanish Club Music Night Tonight!

Spanish Club will be hosting a music night tonight - Tuesday, November 5 - at 7 p.m. in Room 133, Koch Center. We will be listening to music from different Spanish artists. Refreshments will be served. All are welcome to attend!


Upcoming Events

* RAD Class Sign-Ups!

We are once again offering the Rape Aggression Defense (RAD) class to any interested female student! This comprehensive course for women begins with awareness, prevention, risk reduction, and avoidance, while progressing on to the basics of hands-on defense training. This semester’s course will be held Saturday, November 16, and Sunday, November 17 from 9am-12pm in the Aerobics Room in the Fitness Center. In addition, all participants will need to pick ONE of the below times for an hour-long information session (will meet in the group room in the Office of Counseling Services, 2nd floor of Ridgway).

8am, Wednesday, November 13
12pm, Wednesday, November 13
4pm, Thursday, November 14

Please RSVP by Friday (11-8) if you plan to be there for most or all of the Sat/Sun times, and can come to one of the info sessions as well. We’ll need at least 10 participants in order to have the course, but can only take the first 20 that respond. You can e-mail Jessica Zellers, Coordinator of Health Education and Wellness Programs at to register or for more information.

* 11th Annual Chili Bowl Sale!

The Clay Club annual Chili Bowl Sale is set for Thursday, November 7 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the lawn between Hyde Hall and Sampson Hall. This is the eleventh year for the event. Buy a bowl of kettle cooked chili and keep the handcrafted bowl! Vegetarian chili will also be available. Some of the proceeds from this event will be donated to Cedar Hall Grade School for art supplies.

* Andy Lampkins to Speak at This Week's CNS Meeting

This week CNS has invited Assistant Professor of Chemistry Andy Lampkins to share some information on his research in medicinal chemistry here at UE. His talk, “Developing New Drugs for Alzheimer’s Disease: A Chemical Perspective” will consist of a primer on what sorts of things his lab is interested in as well as an explanation of the role of neuroscience in his studies. The meeting will be held on Thursday, November 7 at 6 p.m. in Room 75, Schroeder Family School of Business Building. Bring your dinner and your friends and come on by!

* Veterans Day Service and Lunch Reception

The campus community, alumni, and friends are invited to celebrate Veterans Day at our special service on Monday, November 11. The event will be from 11 a.m. to noon in Wheeler Concert Hall, Krannert Fine Arts Building. Music selections will be performed by UE Professor Alanna Keenan. A light luncheon reception will immediately follow in the lobby of Krannert Fine Arts Building.

The Alumni Special Guest Speaker will be Captain Eric Moffat, US Army National Guard. Moffat is a 2011 graduate of the University of Evansville’s Master of Science in public service administration program. He began his military career in November 2001 enlisting in the Michigan Army National Guard. Captain Moffat deployed twice with the Michigan Army National Guard to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, to work for Joint Detention Operations Group and to Camp Habbaniyah, Iraq, where he served as the forward observer for 2nd Platoon and also the Company Fire Support NCO.
Moffat received his commission through the University of Southern Indiana ROTC Program in 2009 where he majored in finance and economics. He later served as assistant professor of military science for the UE/USI ROTC program. In June 2012, he was mobilized with the 176th Financial Management Support Detachment for Operation Enduring Freedom. He served as the disbursing agent for Regional Command North Afghanistan at Camp Marmal, Afghanistan, until April 2013. Moffat is currently assigned to the 138th Financial Management Support Unit in Indianapolis, Indiana.

His awards include the Combat Action Badge, Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, two Army Commendation Medals, three Army Achievement Medals, two Army Reserve Components Achievement Medals, National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal with Campaign Star, Iraq Campaign Medal with Campaign Star, Global War on Terror Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terror Service Medal, Armed Forces Reserve Medal with M Device and Bronze Hour Glass, Army Service Ribbon, three Overseas Service Ribbons, and NATO International Security Assistance Forces Medal.

Moffat is married to UE graduate, Jenny Moffat ’08. They have two children Aiden and Kathryn and currently reside in Evansville, Indiana.

* Grammar Workshop Is Today

Please join us this Thursday at 5 p.m. in the Writing Center for a grammar review and tune-up of your skills in punctuation, sentence structure, capitalization and more. All students at all levels are welcome!

* PRIDE Drag Show Competitor Callout

UE PRIDE is looking for more student competitors for their 11th annual drag show. They are accepting both solo and group acts. Prizes include a $50 Kanpai gift card, Jeannie's Gelato for a year, and a Gattitown outing for four, buffet included.Email for information. Registration deadline is November 27.

* I-House: Ghana

All members of the campus and local community are encouraged to attend I-House: Ghana. I-House features a different international student each week sharing the story of life in their country. This week, Michael Osei will discuss what his life is like in Ghana. 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 2nd floor of Ridgway University Center in the Class of 1959 Gallery.

* International Education Week

Mark your calendars for International Education Week. IEW events begin Monday, November 18 with the Study Abroad Fair and a featured speaker. For details about these and all IEW events visit

* Freshman, are you in?

All freshman are invited! This free event is will be on 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.)

* TIAA-CREF Counseling Sessions

The TIAA-CREF representative will be on the UE campus on Tuesday November 19 and Thursday November 21 for individual counseling sessions. To schedule an appointment, call TIAA-CREF at 1-800-732-8353 or 317-706-6200. The sessions are held in the Clifford Rare Books Room of the University Libraries (room 158). If you have any questions, call Carol McCraney at extension 2943.

* Time Change for Informal Italian Sessions

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 through the fall semester. Session times have been revised and will now take place from 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. in Room 273, Schroeder Family School of Business Building. 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.

* 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.


Info You Should Know

* Sell your Arts and Crafts at the Annual Holiday Art Sale

The Annual Art and Craft Sale will take place in the Melvin Peterson Gallery on Thursday, December 5 from 7 AM to 6 PM. 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, 2013.

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.)

* Handmade Wreath Exhibit Opportunity!

A wreath is defined as a circular band of flowers, foliage or any material 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.

Feel free to work on a collaborative project wreath and submit on behalf of your club or department.

Have fun and show us your wreaths!

Entries for the Wreath Exhibition will be accepted on Thursday and Friday, November 21 and 22 in either the Peterson Gallery during normal hours of 12:00 PM to 6 PM 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 Wreath Exhibition will open on December 2 and run through December 13.

For more info, call the Art Department at 488-2043

* Search for the New Principal of Harlaxton College

As you likely are aware, Dr. J. Gordon Kingsley, the Principal at Harlaxton College, will retire on June 30, 2014, after more than a decade of visionary leadership.  A search committee has been assembled, consisting of Michael Cullen (chair), David Green, Patrick Hayden, Earl Kirk, James MacLeod, Patti McCrory, Wes Milner, Bill Stroube, and Mark Valenzuela.   With the application deadline of November 15 quickly approaching, the campus community is reminded to urge qualified individuals to submit their applications. The position description is posted online; additional information may be obtained by contacting Terri Ames (



* Clark Kimberling Is Editor of Newly Published 15 International Conference on Fibonacci Numbers and Their Applications

Clark Kimberling, professor of mathematics, is the editor of "Problem Proposals" in the newly published 15 International Conference on Fibonacci Numbers and Their Applications, held at Eszterhazy Karoly College, in Eger, Hungary, June 25-30, 2012. Most of the 14 problem proposals, presented by researchers from Germany, Italy, South Africa, and the U. S., are unsolved. One of them, entitled "Triangles with Interlacing Rows," appears in Dr. Kimberling's website, "Unsolved Problems and Rewards"

* Margaret McMullan Gives Talk on Recent Publication

UE Professor of Creative Writing Margaret McMullan gave a Book Talk on October 27 with author Charles Farkas at Briarcliff Manor in Westchester County, New York about their recent collaboration Vanished by the Danube: Peace, War, Revolution, and Flight to the West published by State University of New York (SUNY) Press. President Bill Clinton says the book is "Evocative…we are reminded that resourcefulness and optimism can prevail even in the face of great struggle." Professor McMullan was a 2010 Fulbright Professor at the University of Pécs in Pécs, Hungary and currently holds the Melvin Peterson Endowed Chair in Literature and Writing. Her recent essay, “Already Falling” appears in the October issue of The Sun magazine.


Thank You

* UEMTA Thanks Those Who Donated to Teddy Bear Project

The members of the University of Evansville Music Therapy Association would like to thank everyone who donated to their Teddy Bear Project. Thanks to you, they collected 95 small stuffed animals to give to children having their blood drawn at St. Mary's. They appreciate your generosity. Thank you again for making this project a success!



* Marty Simmons Radio Show To Start Wednesday

The Marty Simmons Radio Show will once again be held on a weekly basis throughout the 2013-14 men’s basketball season.

A new location will house the show as the Turoni’s in Newburgh will play host to the show each week from 6-7 p.m. Coach Simmons along with Lance Wilkerson, players and special guests will be on the show each week.In November, a modified schedule will be utilized with more early week games taking place. The show is set to begin on Wednesday, November 6 with the next version taking place a week later on the 13th.

As we get into December, the regular schedule will be back in place with the show being held every Monday from 6-7 p.m. The first Monday show will be held on December 2.


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