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Thursday, November 14, 2013

* President Kazee to Host Campus Forum Friday Afternoon

All members of the faculty, staff, and administration are invited to participate in an open forum on Friday, November 15 at 2:00 p.m. in Eykamp 251, Ridgway University Center. During the open forum, President Kazee will discuss the progress of the institutional prioritization process for academic and administrative programs, including adjustments that have been made to reflect faculty, staff, and administrative input.

The forum is an opportunity for members of the UE family to participate in this important conversation about the future of the University.


Upcoming Events

* Brent Sternberg will speak on Global Financial Markets Outlook 2014

Brent Sternberg, senior vice president and director of equities of Old National Wealth Management, will be speaking to UE students at 4.00 p.m. in Smythe Lecture Hall in Schroeder Family School of Business Building on November 20. His talk is titled, "Global Economic & Market Outlook." Brent will be sharing his thoughts on the current state of financial markets and the outlook for 2014. He is a 1996 graduate of UE and currently serves on the Alumni Board of Directors. Old National Wealth Management has assets over $7 billion under supervision. Brent graciously accepted an invitation to speak to UE students from Walayet A. Khan, professor of finance and research director for the Schroeder School of Business Institute for Global Enterprise. The event is open to public.

* What do Italy and Scotland Have in Common?

Peter Humfrey, professor emeritus of art history at the University of St Andrews, Scotland, will be the International Education Week Featured Speaker.  The lecture will be held at 7 pm on Monday, November 18, in Eykamp 251, Ridgway University Center.

Humfrey is currently in the United States as guest curator of an international exhibition of Italian paintings from Glasgow Museums titled "Of Heaven and Earth: 500 Years of Italian Painting from Glasgow Museums." His International Education Week lecture will focus on paintings from this exhibition and will also highlight the collectors who contributed to the formation of this great Scottish civic collection.

Humfrey is the author of numerous publications on Italian Renaissance art, including a monograph on Titian, and an introductory survey on painting in Renaissance Venice. He has served on the committees of several major international loan exhibitions,  including at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, and the J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles.

The Department of Archaeology and Art History and the Harlaxton Society have joined to invite Humfrey to guest lecture at the University of Evansville campus while he is in the United States. This invitation was extended in appreciation not only of his renown in the field of Italian Renaissance art, but also in celebration of his connection to our community. Humfrey taught at Harlaxton College from 1971-1974, during its first three years as the British campus of the University of Evansville.

Refreshments will be served immediately following Humfrey’s lecture.


* Departments of Music and Theatre Present Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

The University of Evansville Departments of Theatre and Music present the classic Tony Award-winning musical Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, opening at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Nov. 15, in UE’s Shanklin Theatre. Additional performances are at 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 16, 21, 22, 23 and at 2:00 p.m. on Nov. 17 and 24.

Exploring the dark side of the 19th-century English social system, this masterful musical thriller, adapted by Christopher Bond, was a smashing success in its 1979 Broadway debut, garnering eight Tony Awards including Best Musical, Best Book to Hugh Wheeler, and Best Original Score to Stephen Sondheim. Audiences continue to be drawn to the antics of the vengeful barber and his creepily resourceful neighbor, as they hauntingly plot to slice through London’s upper crust.

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street is directed by  R. Scott Lank, professor of theatre, and features a 9-person student orchestra, led by musical director and professor of music, Gregory B. Rike. Eric Renschler, associate professor of theatre, is scenic designer; Patti McCrory, professor of theatre, is costume designer; Stephen Boulmetis, assistant professor of theatre, is the lighting designer; Diane Brewer, professor of theatre, is the dramaturg; and guest artist Richard Ingraham is the sound designer.

Senior Taylor Ely is the associate scenic designer; senior Jessica Haswell is associate costume designer; and senior Hannah Cypress Staelin-Lefsky is associate lighting designer.

The cast features senior Austin Lauer as Sweeney Todd and senior Kelsey Miller as his pie-baking accomplice, Mrs. Lovett. Sophomore TJ Baldassare, and junior Oriana Lada play the young lovers, Anthony and Johanna. Other leading characters in the 22-member cast include sophomore Grace Theobald as Tobias Ragg; senior Brandon Maldonando as Judge Turpin; and junior Robin Coppock as Adolfo Pirelli.

Ticket prices are $17 for adults and $15 for senior adults, students and UE faculty. UE students may obtain one free student rush ticket beginning at noon on the day of the performance they wish to attend. Three-play subscriptions for the Shanklin Theatre season are available for $33.50 for adults and $29.00 for senior adults. Including the musical Sweeney Todd, a season subscription also includes Compleat Female Stage Beauty, by Jeffrey Hatcher, Feb. 21 through March 2, and As You Like It by William Shakespeare, Apr. 4 through 13.

Tickets may be purchased by calling (812) 488–2031, Monday through Friday, noon to 5 p.m.

* International Bazaar - November 22

The International Club presents the 27th annual International Bazaar! Come experience the wonders of diversity through a variety of performances and dishes from around the world (South Korea, Latin/Central America, Europe, Africa and more) and help spread the awareness of world hunger!

The event is Friday, November 22 from 4:30-8 p.m. in Eykamp 251 and the second floor of Ridgway University Center.

Free admission for UE students (just show your UE ID) and kids under 5 years old, $3 for non-UE students, & $5 at the door for UE faculty, staff, and adults. All proceeds go to UNICEF.

* Hemminger to talk about recent trip to Africa

Bill Hemminger, professor of English and Chair of the English Department, has recently returned from several weeks in Cameroon, and he will be giving an informal talk about his travels. You are welcome to attend - the event is Monday, November 18, 4 p.m., in Room 105 in Hyde Hall.

* Want to Give Back to People in Need?

RSA is hosting a personal care item drive for the Aids Resource Group (ARG) in Evansville. ARG is in need of items such as shampoo, conditioner, laundry detergent, floss, and tooth paste. RSA will be giving the hall or organization who donates the most items $100 for further programming. You can simply drop items in one of our several red bins (Ridgway and the residence halls)to participate. If you would like more information or if your organization would like your own bin please email Lexi Olmstead at

* 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.

* Want a Home Cooked Meal? Come to Dishes for Wishes!

Chi Omega's annual philanthropy is this weekend! Come to Eykamp Hall in Ridgway University Center on Saturday night at 5:30 pm for a delicious meal cooked by the ladies of Chi Omega. All proceeds go benefit the Make a Wish foundation. This year, the Chi Omegas are also trying to raise money to help grant the wish of a local boy who has been fighting cancer. Come learn more about this wonderful cause while enjoying savory food! Tickets are $6 in advance or $8 at the door. Early (5 p.m.) entry tickets are $10. E-mail Emily Jolly at with any questions.

* Study Abroad Fair November 18

Students interested in programs abroad for study, research, internships and experiential engagement are encouraged to attend the International Education Week Study Abroad Fair. The event is set for Monday, November 18 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. in Ridgway University Center. For more info about this and all IEW events email or visit

* Of Heaven and Earth-IEW Lecture

On Monday, November 18 at 7:00 p.m. Dr. Peter Humfrey, guest curator of an international exhibition of Italian paintings from Glasgow museum collections, will be International Education Week featured speaker. For more info about this and all IEW events visit

* International Education Week Nov. 18-22

Intternational Education Week begins Monday, November 18 with a Study Abroad Fair from from 11 a.m. -1 p.m. in Ridgway University Center


Info You Should Know

* IMPACT Employee of the Month Nominations

The University of Evansville, in pursuit of excellence in service, wishes to recognize a non-faculty employee displaying records of achievement as leader. Leadership may be demonstrated in any of the following categories:
Service to the University community
Service to students
Job performance and attitude towards fellow employees

To be eligible, an employee must be a full-time member of administration or staff.

Nominations for the December 2013 IMPACT Employee Excellence Award are due no later than Wednesday, November 20.

To nominate someone, please go to http://acelink/

* Students staying on campus, what are your Thanksgiving plans?

If you are a student staying on campus this Thanksgiving, would you like to join a local UE family for a meal on Thanksgiving day? There are several UE faculty/staff members who are willing to host interested students. Please contact Karen Martin at or 488-2500 by Monday, November 18 so arrangements can be made.
Additional faculty/staff interested in hosting a student(s)may also contact Karen.

* Healthy Lifestyle Challenge Ends Nov. 17

The employee fall Healthy Lifestyle Challenge ends Sunday, Nov. 17. Participants may be re-tested/remeasured on Monday, Nov. 18, in the Fitness Center from 1-3 p.m. Please submit all activity logs by Nov. 25.

* UE PRIDE Competitor Callout

UE PRIDE is looking for student competitors for their eleventh annual drag show. Both solo and group acts accepted. 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.

* 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.)



* Douglas Reed Performs at Christ Church Cathedral, Louisville

Douglas Reed, University Organist/Professor Emeritus of Music, played a concert at Christ Church Cathedral, Louisville, Kentucky on November 10 as part of the Cathedral Arts Series. In addition to performing organ music by Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck, Girolamo Frescobaldi, Johann Sebastian Bach, and Johannes Brahms, Reed accompanied the Cathedral Choir in a service of Choral Evensong which followed the concert.

* CJ students complete EPD Citizen's Academy

Criminal justice students recently completed a 10 week Citizen's Academy conducted by the Evansville Police Department. The academy covers a range of police topics including crime scene investigations, k-9 demonstrations, narcotics, and firearms. The UE students who participated include: Mallory Ladd; Karly Lieske; Aimee Wetzel; Mallory Cowan; Kelsey Guy; Eric Trudrung; Melissa Whitney; and Jackie Samyn.

* Model United Nations Delegations Bring Home Awards

The University of Evansville's delegations recently returned from three days of simulation at the 35th Annual Indiana Consortium of International Programs (ICIP) Model United Nations. This endeavor is part of a DISC 300H class offered each fall.

This year UE fielded six country delegations (Dennis Tedrow and Abby Pielemeier-United Kingdom, Jessy Foster and Jasmine Hyojeong Kim-Pakistan, Carmen Rojas Romero and Michael Osei-Russia, Tom Grady and Saleh Gamaly-France, Oscar Gomez and Hayley Serafino-Morocco, Keziah Colleton and Bhuree Dardarananda-Azerbaijan). Caitlyn Zanton served as UN Security Council President.

While all participants performed well in light of only returning a few veterans, UE brought home a number of awards. Tom Grady was awarded best overall delegate with Michael Osei as second and Saleh Gamaly as third. France (Saleh Gamaly and Tom Grady) won best overall delegation.

* Beavers to Teach Masterclass at the University of Western Australia

Anthony F. Beavers,professor of philosophy and director of the Digital Humanities Lab at UE, has been invited to teach a masterclass on computational philosophy with respect to ethical decision making at the Institute of Advanced Study at the University of Western Australia. "The IAS Masterclass provides an opportunity for postgraduate students and early career researchers to meet and discuss their research with a distinguished scholar who is visiting UWA." The class will take place in March immediately before the Digital Humanities Australasia 2014 conference where Beavers will also present a Keynote Address.

* Geoff Edwards Named NACA Mid American Region Outstanding Professional Staff Member

Director of  the Center for Student Engagement Geoff Edwards was recently honored by the National Association for Campus Activities (NACA). He was named the NACA Mid American Region Outstanding Professional Staff Member at the regional conference held in Peoria, Illinois. Geoff was nominated by students from the University of Evansville.

* Roger Pieroni gives presentation at conference

On November 8, Roger Pieroni, associate professor of French and Chair of the Department of Foreign Languages, gave a presentation titled, "Haitian Adoptions for U.S. Couples: Multitasking and Exploring Historical Context, Social Problems, and Legal Issues," at the 54th Annual Conference of the American Translators Association in San Antonio, Texas.

The presentation was given in French and related to the unique challenges of translating international adoption files from English to French. The translation of a number of documents pertaining to a wide array of disciplines (vital records, financial statements, psychological evaluations, health certificates, etc.) requires the translator to use a variety of styles, registers, and terminology. In addition, a basic understanding of the political, cultural, and linguistic strands that shaped Haitian history is needed to produce a good quality translation for this type of project.

Pieroni, who is an ATA certified E>F translator, discussed those issues and used examples from actual translations to illustrate relevant points.

* James Ware's New Book Receives Strong Reviews

Professor of Religion James Ware’s recent book, Paul and the Mission of the Church, is receiving considerable attention and strong reviews within the academic community. A recent review in the Catholic Biblical Quarterly calls the book "a significant resource for the study of the early church’s mission." Religious Studies Review comments that "Ware’s study is a welcome contribution to the field and will be of interest not only to Pauline scholars but also to present-day missionaries and missiologists." A review in Trinity Journal calls the book "an invaluable contribution to scholarship." Ware’s book was published in 2011 by Baker Academic.


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