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Friday, November 8, 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:

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



Upcoming Events

* University Worship to honor Deceased Veterans in post-worship Procession

The campus community is invited to join the procession and the playing of Taps this Sunday following University Worship. The silent procession will start at Neu Chapel around 11:30 a.m. and end at the East Terrace, Ridgway University Center, where UE student Dalton Bosze will play Taps to honor the dead. Everyone is invited to University Worship at 10:30 a.m. in Neu Chapel as we honor the "saints" in our lives. Donuts and coffee are available at 10:00 a.m. and following the service. All are welcome!

* UE: Find Your Fit Evansville

UE faculty and staff: If you have a junior or senior in high school, we would like to invite you and your student to the UE: Find Your Fit Evansville taking place on Wednesday, November 20. There will be a reception at 6:00 p.m. hosted by President Kazee at the May House followed by a UE basketball game at 8:05 p.m. We hope you can join us for this event. Please register today! For information about the event, please contact Catie Taylor in the Office of Admission at or at ext. 1124.

* This Weekend in Music: Jazz Guest Artist Series

The Department of Music continues its Jazz Guest Artist Series in Wheeler Concert Hall this Sunday afternoon at 4:00 with a concert featuring nationally recognized tenor saxophonist Bennie Wallace. Bennie has been a mainstay of the jazz scene for several decades and has been recognized by Downbeat Magazine as an innovative and highly individual improviser and composer. He has played and recorded with Buddy Rich, Dannie Richmond, Monty Alexander, Scott Hamilton, Elvin Jones, Tommy Flanagan, Chick Corea, and many more, and has issued numerous CDs as leader. For his UE performance, Bennie will be accompanied by some of the most outstanding musicians in the mid-West, including pianist Luke Gillespie of the jazz faculty at Indiana University, bassist Tyrone Wheeler from Louisville, Kentucky, and Evansville’s own Pat Moore on drums.

The Jazz Guest Artist Concert Series is co-sponsored by the University of Evansville and the Evansville Jazz Society. Admission is $15.00 for adults, $10.00 for Jazz Society members, and $5.00 for students with I.D. Tickets will be available at the door or can be obtained by contacting the UE Department of Music at 488-2754. For more information, contact Dr. Edwin Lacy (, (812) 488-2227).

* Colleges Against Cancer's Relay Through the Decades Kickoff Event

Join UE's Colleges Against Cancer chapter as we kickoff this year's Relay for Life efforts Wednesday, November 13 at 8:00 p.m. in Room 170 (Smythe Lecture Hall), Schroeder Family School of Business Building. Come learn more about the cause and register for the event itself! ALL team captains MUST attend, but everyone who wants to come is welcome to join the fun! We have a great year planned as we raise money to fight cancer and celebrate more birthdays, and we can't wait to see you there. Email ah305 with any questions and like us on Facebook at to keep up to date on all the CAC happenings.

* Investiture Ceremony Tuesday, November 12

The University of Evansville is pleased to announce the investiture of Anne Fiedler, professor of music, as Eades Chair in Music, and of Andrew Lampkins, assistant professor of chemistry, as the Eykamp Chair in Chemistry. You are invited to join us for the investiture ceremony, which will take place on Tuesday, November 12 at 3:00 p.m. in Neu Chapel. A reception honoring Anne, Andy, the Eykamp family and the Eades family will immediately follow in the Class of 1959 Gallery & Lounge in Ridgway University Center.

* Business Speed Networking Event

There will be excellent opportunities for students seeking internships and full-time employment during the Business Speed Networking Event on Wednesday, November 13, 6-8:30 p.m., in Eykamp Hall, Ridgway University Center.  There are 12 employers currently registered and approximately 20 are expected.

The speed networking portion of the event will take place from 6-7:45 p.m., followed by an Open Networking Reception from 7:45-8:30 p.m.

This event requires a reservation and you may access it through UE JobLink- Student Homepage, click Events, and then click Workshops. Be sure to pick the Business Event and click RSVP at the bottom of the page.


* Speaker Series Luncheon

Please join us for the Student-Alumni Mentoring Program 2nd Speaker Luncheon Series 2013-2014 on Thursday, November 14. The event will be from 12:15-1:15 p.m. in Eykamp 253, Ridgway University Center. The speaker will be Wes Milner, executive director of International Programs.  His topic will be “Marketing Yourself on a Global Scale.”  To reserve a free boxed lunch, RSVP by Monday, November 11 by emailing: The campus community is welcome!

* Last Third Year DPT Giveback Set for Nov. 12

The third year DPT students are hosting their last Giveback at Wayback Burgers on Crosse Pointe Blvd near the Drury Inn off the Lloyd Expressway. It will be held on November 12 from 4-8 pm. No flyers needed, just show up! All the proceeds will go to aid in the cost of a licensure preparation course that will take place in December. If you have any questions, please email Ashley Gergich at We truly appreciate your support and hope to see you there!

* Veterans Day Service and Lunch Reception set for Monday, November 11

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

* 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


Info You Should Know

* Reminder of Campus Lockdown Protocol

In light of recent incidents at several colleges and universities across the country, we want to remind you of the University Lockdown Protocol in the event of an emergency.  Please read the information carefully as it could be the difference between your safety and the safety of others. 

In the case of a potential threat to the campus community, a campus-wide lockdown order may be given at the request of local law enforcement or campus security officials. To maximize the safety of individuals, once the doors are locked, they will not be reopened under any circumstances until law enforcement or UE Security issues an official “all clear.” During a lockdown, all electronic locking door systems will be manually locked meaning University I.D. access cards will not work. 

To maximize your safety during a lockdown, please consider the following recommendations:

If the threat is outside of buildings or in the neighborhood…
• If in a classroom, remain there and take shelter.  If the door has an internal lock, lock it. Those in common areas of the building should immediately move into a classroom or other safe area if possible.

• If in an administrative building, remain in or proceed to a room and take shelter. If the door has an internal lock, lock it.

• If in a residence hall, remain in or proceed to your room, lock door, and take shelter. Those in common areas should attempt to move into a room or other safe area if possible.

• If you are outdoors on campus grounds, take shelter as best as possible or proceed off campus. 

If the threat is from a person known or believed to be inside a building…
• Consider the above recommendations

• Additionally, turn ringers and other tones off on cellphones and turn off lights.

Remember: All exterior doors to buildings will be locked. Card access will be shut off.  Use your best judgment in determining the safest course of action to protect yourself.

All University emergency notifications are distributed to the campus community via Ace Alerts. If you have not signed up for Ace Alerts, you can register through Acelink. This will ensure you receive emergency notifications via text message and e-mail. You can also get alerts by following @AceAlerts on Twitter and liking the Ace Alerts Facebook page.

For additional information regarding campus emergency protocols, visit

* CALL-OUT for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Student Rally Speakers

If you could talk to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., what would you say? The 2014 Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Events Committee is having a call-out to ask students to present 2-3 minutes of what they would say to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. about our world today at the Monday, January 20th rally at 1:30 pm. Would you discuss bullying, religious issues, immigration, gender equity in the workplace, or marriage equality? Would you discuss our triumphs or that there is still work that needs to be done in order to accomplish Dr. King's Dream?

Please submit your thoughts in a 2-3 minute write-up via email to LaNeeca Williams, Diversity and Equity Officer at by midnight on Monday, November 25 to be considered as a Rally Speaker on Monday, January 20 before the MLK Jr. Celebration March on the UE Campus. The five students who are picked to present at the rally will receive a $20.00 dollar bookstore gift certificate.

* Payal Patel-Dovlatabadi featured in this month's Evansville Business Journal

The director of UE’s Public Health Program, Dr. Payal Patel-Dovlatabadi, is featured in a section called “Fresh Faces” in this month’s Evansville Business Journal. This is a link to the article:

Patel-Dovlatabadi finds her way as director of public health at the University of Evansville
Pam Cassady, special to EBJ
Evansville Courier & Press

Payal Patel-Dovlatabadi learned about hard work early in life.

Her parents ran a gas station and hotel in the small town of Red Bay, Ala., where she grew up. As a child, she wanted to be a mathematician, so around seventh grade, she started doing the accounting for the family businesses.

“And I worked at the gas station,” Patel-Dovlatabadi said. At the time, she wasn’t always happy about all she had to do.

“I would complain about having to work,” she said. “But now, looking back, I’m so thankful. I thank my parents for instilling that work ethic in me.”

That work ethic has already taken Patel-Dovlatabadi quite far, and today she is an assistant professor of public health and director of the public health program at the University of Evansville.

Patel-Dovlatabadi began her journey to becoming a college professor at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. When she first arrived on campus, she decided to major in math, but her interests changed over the years.

“In my third year, I was becoming more interested in health,” Patel-Dovlatabadi said. She had switched her major to psychology and earned her bachelor’s in only three years. As she neared graduation, she decided to go on to a double master’s degree program offered by UAB. She earned a master of public health degree as well as a master of business administration degree.

While working on her double master’s, Patel-Dovlatabadi was a teaching assistant and conducted research. It was then that she really began to consider a life in academia.

“The research was great,” Patel-Dovlatabadi said. “I started to think that I wanted to teach and do research.”

The work ethic Patel-Dovlatabadi learned as a child really kicked in as she decided to continue her education and go on to earn a doctorate in public health at UAB.

“I didn’t have much free time,” Patel-Dovlatabadi said of her years at UAB. “I didn’t even have a summer off.”

But she did have at least enough free time during her first year of the doctorate program to meet the man who would later become her husband. She married Sorush Dovlatabadi, and as she neared graduation, the young couple began looking for a place to begin their life together.

Patel-Dovlatabadi saw that the University of Evansville had an opening for director of a newly created public health program and was interested in that position. Her husband, who had an interest in farming, came with her to Evansville for the interview.

“As we were about to land at the airport, he saw all the farmland below and said, ‘You’ve got to get this job,’ ” Patel-Dovlatabadi said.

She did get the job, and they moved to Evansville in 2011. They have quickly settled in to the new community and enjoy living here.

“We love going to the Evansville orchestra,” Patel-Dovlatabadi said. “And we really enjoy going to the Newburgh Farmers Market.”

They also enjoy walking and hiking, sometimes taking along their dog, Chance. And having grown up in the warmer climate of Alabama, Patel-Dovlatabadi said she even enjoys putting on layers of clothes on the cold winter days.

At the University of Evansville, Patel-Dovlatabadi has enjoyed developing the public health program from the ground up.

“The university did not have a public health major when I was hired,” Patel-Dovlatabadi said. She began by teaching three public health courses that first fall. Then, in February 2012, the major was officially approved.

“Since then, it’s been an amazing journey,” Patel-Dovlatabadi said.

As she works to build the program, Patel-Dovlatabadi also promotes public health on campus and in the community.

“I try to get students together to do things,” she said. “And I always try to promote health and nutrition on campus.”

Patel-Dovlatabadi reaches out to the community as a public health expert and has been interviewed on several topics including influenza, the cyclospora outbreak and fungal meningitis.

And in only her second year at the university, Patel-Dovlatabadi was named a University of Evansville Global Scholar, which meant she traveled to India to do a comparative analysis of the health care system there and in the U.S.

“I stay busy,” Patel-Dovlatabadi said. “But I tell people that when I go to work, it’s not really work. It’s my passion.”

* Check Out WNIN's New Videos Featuring UE

The University of Evansville has recently collaborated with WNIN, the Tri-State's NPR and PBS affiliate, to produce a series of short video spots that will air locally on PBS and potentially throughout Indiana. Watch for the videos on WNIN and see them online at the links below.

Peter Rosen, associate professor of management information systems, and UE student Mallory Mooney were featured in WNIN's "Success in College" series. With insight from professors, students, and administrators, “Success in College” is designed to offer information that can help better a college student's educational experience. Check out Peter's video here and Mallory's here and here.

Also, thank you to the UE students, faculty, and staff who participated in the "Signs Up!" video shoot last week. WNIN’s “Signs Up!” campaign allows community members and organizations to show their Evansville pride. Watch the TV spot featuring UE here.

Finally, WNIN filmed several spots featuring the beauty of campus in the fall. You can see these (along with all of the videos listed above) on WNIN's YouTube page.

* Game Players' Society Interest Survey

The Game Players' Society is interested in seeing what we can do around campus. Take a moment and fill out this survey to help guide us to what we can offer the community!


* Holiday Volunteer Service Projects

The Office of Community Service Initiatives has a variety of Holiday Volunteer Service Projects available for the end of the semester. UE students have been participating in three of these for several years now and have always found a way to give back to others during the Christmas Season. If you or your organization are interested in participating, contact or sign up using the links provided under each opportunity.

Sponsor a family for Christmas through Aurora:
If you or your organization are interested in sponsoring a family, please email by Friday, Nov. 22 and we will match you with a family. Presents are due to the Center for Student Engagement by Reading-Study Day, Wednesday, Dec. 11.

Salvation Army Bell Ringing:
Assist those in need with the red kettle campaign. Participants can sign up to ring a bell for donations in the red kettle outside of the Schnuck’s on South Green River and Washington Ave. or at the Walgreen’s on S. Green River Rd. To sign up, go to this form

AIDS Holiday Project:
This is an opportunity to help raise money for low income families impacted by HIV/AIDS. Participants will assist by taking donations to wrap gift items at Barnes and Noble on S. Green River Road. To sign up for time on Sunday, Dec. 8, go to this link:

Sigma Alpha Epsilon and Popeye's Feed the Hungry:
December 7 from 11 am-2 pm at Evansville Central Library in Browning Rooms A & B
We are providing a free holiday meal to local people in need thanks to the local Popeye's franchise. Contact Andrew Abad at to volunteer

* USPS Closed on Monday, November 11 for Veterans Day

This is a reminder of the United States Postal Service (U.S.P.S.) closing on Veteran’s Day, Monday, November 11. Please note UE's Mail Services will not be able to pick up mail from U.S.P.S.on Monday, November 11. The next UE Mail Services mailing (post-marked) date is Tuesday,November 12. Please plan accordingly.

For mailing questions, contact Mail Services at extension 2197.

* 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

* 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.



* Lisa Kretz's Article "Teaching Being Ethical" has been accepted for publication

Assistant Professor of Philosophy Lisa Kretz's article "Teaching Being Ethical" has been accepted for publication in the journal Teaching Ethics.

The abstract of the paper is as follows:
Teaching theoretical ethics and teaching being ethical differ pedagogically. Unfortunately, for those interested in inspiring ethical behavior, the dominant tests for moral development focus on moral ratiocination. The relationship between moral reasoning, development and action remains contentious and under-researched. Moreover, the failures of the knowledge-attitude-behavior model of education indicate that knowledge does not of necessity lead to attitude and behavior change. In looking to identify methods for encouraging ethical behavior, I make the case that emotion helps to bridge the distance between knowledge and behavior. Adopting techniques that engage and improve students’ capacities for empathy and sympathy are thus identified as one method of providing tools for enhanced moral behavior, as is study of moral exemplars. Less a case for a particular approach, and more an offering of justification for a particular point of departure, I extend this work as an invitation to dialogue more widely about teaching *being* ethical.

* ACM Team Competes in Contest

UE computer science majors Melanie Conn, Allie Deford, McIntyre Watts, Neal Webb, Aaron Reynolds, Jonathan Wood, William Gehring, and Austin Willis competed in the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) regional programming contest on Saturday, November 2, at Murray State University. They competed as three teams representing UE against 138 teams. The annual programming contest pits teams of three university students against eight complex problems with a five-hour deadline. Huddled around a single computer, competitors race against the clock to rank the difficulty of the problems, deduce the requirements, design test beds, and build software systems that solve the problems.
Team Conn, Deford, and Watts placed 1st at the site and 19th regionally, team Webb and Reynolds place 3rd at the site and 40th in the region, and Wood, Gehring, and Willis placed 10th at the site and 101st overall.

* Peter Rosen Presents LinkedIn Paper

Associate Professor of Management Information Systems Peter Rosen is presenting his paper "Social Networking Websites and Organizational Relevance: Exploring Relationships with LinkedIn Adoption and Use" at the Southern Management Association annual meeting in New Orleans, LA.



* Volleyball Travels Through Iowa This Weekend

A trek through the state of Iowa is up next for the Purple Aces volleyball team as they take on UNI Friday before heading to Des Moines to take on Drake a day later.

UNI sits atop the league with an 18-6 overall mark while going 10-2 in the MVC. Drake has struggled to a 2-22 record while going winless in 12 league attempts.

With 17 digs on Friday evening against Wichita State, senior Katie Klages set the all-time program digs mark. She passed Julie Walroth’s total of 2,095, which was set in 2007. Klages will continue to add to that total over the final three weeks of the regular season. Klages has averaged 5.74 digs/set this season, the top mark in the league.

In the second set of Saturday’s match against Missouri State, the Purple Aces fell by a Final of 25-8. That marked just the second time over the last two seasons that UE failed to hit double digits in a set. Last season, the Aces fell by a 25-9 final in a match against SEMO.

Over the last 40 sets of action, junior Ashley Ring has posted 13 service aces, an average of 0.33/set. With her latest success, she has moved into the top ten in the MVC with a season average of 0.24. Kelly Feigh of Loyola is the conference leader at 0.36.

On Saturday night, UNI defeated Drake while Wichita State fell to Southern Illinois. The Panthers are now first outright in the MVC as Wichita State falls to second. The Panthers are first in the MVC in assists per set (13.26), kills per set (14.29) and digs per set (17.39).

Drake libero Sarah Madden is Drake’s back-row anchor in 2013. She had 19 digs against the Panthers to give her 1,453 career digs, which is just two away from second all-time in school history. Brandy Ossian, who played from 1993-96, is currently holding that mark with 1,455 digs.
Madden has missed just one match this season and it’s the first match she’s missed in her three seasons at Drake. She transferred from St. Cloud State in 2010.

* Upcoming Home UE Athletics Events

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

The women’s soccer team will be hosting the 2013 Missouri Valley Conference Tournament starting on Friday, November 8. The first semifinal match will take place at 3:30 pm at McCutchan Stadium. The second semifinal match will take place at the conclusion of the first match with an approximate kickoff time of 6:00 pm. UE will take part in the second semifinal match at 6:00 pm and will take on #1 seed Illinois State. The final of the MVC Tournament will take place on Sunday, November 10 at 1:00 pm, with the two semifinal winners battling for the tournament championship. Faculty and staff will receive two free tickets for the games involving UE by showing your ID. Students get free admission to all of the games with their IDs, and can earn student rewards points for attending the UE games during the tournament.

The women’s basketball team is in action Friday night at the Ford Center as they kick off the regular season against Eastern Illinois. Tip-off for the game is at 7:00 pm.

Then on Saturday, men’s soccer will finish their regular season as they host Bradley on Senior Day. Kickoff for the Senior Day match is set for 2:00 pm at McCutchan Stadium.

Saturday night, the men’s basketball team begins their 2013-14 campaign as they take on Martin Methodist. Tip-off for the game will be at 7:05 pm at the Ford Center.

Faculty and staff receive free admission with their IDs to the men’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 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 weekend!


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