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Monday, November 18, 2013

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* "Praying with your Personality" topic tonight at Newman Center

The guest speaker at tonight's Dinner & Discussion at the Newman Catholic Student Center is Dr. Kathy Gallo, Ed.D., Director of Catechesis for the Catholic Diocese of Evansville. She will lead a discussion on how to find different prayer styles to match your individual personality.

On tonight's menu are burgoo and vegetable soup. Dinner is served at 5:30 p.m., and those with 6 p.m.  classes are welcome to go to the front of the food line. Discussion lasts from 6-7 p.m.

The Newman Center is located at 1901 Lincoln Avenue, just across the street from the Koch Center and UE's front oval. Contact Mike Roesch at mr201 with any questions.

* Employee Healthy Lifestyle Challenge Ends

The fall Healthy Lifestyle Challenge ended Nov.17. If you want to compare your Sept. results, please visit the trainer in the Fitness Center on Nov. 18, 1 - 3 p.m. Please submit activity logs ASAP, but no later than Nov. 25. The nurse will also be in the Fitness Center Nov. 18, so anyone may stop by for health care questions, blood pressure or blood sugar checks, or BMI evaluation.

* 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 studyabroad@evansville.edu or visit evansville.edu/iew

* 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.

 

Upcoming Events

* This Week in Music

The UE Wind Ensemble will present its Fall Concert in Neu Chapel this Tuesday, November 19, at 7:30 p.m. Assistant Professor of Low Brass and Director of Bands Ken Steinsultz will lead the ensemble in a performance of works, including music by Richard Strauss, Norman Dello Joio, Percy Grainger, H. Owen Reed, and John Philip Sousa. The concert is free and open to the public.

The UE String Ensemble will present a concert in Wheeler Concert Hall this Thursday, November 21, at 6:00 p.m. Assistant Professor and Director of Orchestral Activities Brian St. John will conduct the ensemble in performances of works by J. S. Bach, Edvard Grieg, Handel, Haydn, Mozart, Modest Mussougsky, and Henry Purcell. The concert is free and open to the public.

The UE Men’s and Women’s Choruses will present a concert in Neu Chapel on Sunday evening, November 24, at 6:00 p.m. Associate Professor and Director of Choral Activities Dennis Malfatti will lead the choirs in a program that will include works by Gerald Finzi, Thomas Tallis, Felix Mendelssohn, and Stephen Paulus, just to name a few. Kristin Jones will accompany the ensembles. The Department’s small brass ensembles will then offer a concert in Neu Chapel at 8:00 p.m. Professor of Trumpet Timothy Zifer will conduct the Trumpet Ensemble, while Assistant Professor of Low Brass Ken Steinsultz will lead the Low Brass Ensemble, and Consortium Instructor of French Horn Marc Zyla will lead the Horn Ensemble. Musical selections will range from the Renaissance to the present, including works by Palestrina, Vivaldi, Brahms, Elgar, and Satie. Both concerts are free and open to the public.

UE Opera will combine forces with the Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra this Saturday for a performance of Giacomo Puccini’s beloved opera, Madame Butterfly. The performance will occur at the Victory Theatre in downtown Evansville at 7:00 p.m. For more information, contact Associate Professor and UE Opera Director Jon Truitt (488-2758, jt82@evansville.edu), or contact the EPO box office at 425-5050.
 

* Noon Prayer @ Neu on Thursday, Nov. 21

Noon Prayer @ Neu: Meditation with Music will be held on Thursday, November 21, beginning at 12:10 p.m. in Neu Chapel. The 40-minute service of music, silence, and the spoken word provides a time of contemplation, reflection, and inspiration for University of Evansville students, faculty, staff, and the larger Evansville community.

Music for the service will be provided by Mark X. Hatfield, a native of Evansville, who has served as the organist/director of music for several Evansville churches during a career that spans more than 50 years. A graduate of the University of Evansville, Hatfield studied organ with Michael Mains, Robert Luther and Douglas Reed.

Hatfield has served as an Instructor of Organ for the University of Evansville Preparatory School, and as an adjunct faculty member for Southeastern Illinois University. He was the musical director for the University of Evansville Drama Department for many years.

The Noon Prayer service will be framed with the ringing of the Peace Bell. Refreshments will be available after the service. All are welcome.
 

* Submission Party!

Write anything good this semester? Come to the Writing Center on November 25 for our end-of-the-semester Submission Party, hosted by the UE Editors and Publishing Club, to learn how you can get your poetry or prose accepted by a literary journal. We’ll go over the basic procedures for sending out manuscripts (through snail mail and online) as well as provide a list of literary journals (including ones that only accept undergraduate work). Though creative writing majors will be most interested, the event is open to anyone on campus who needs that extra push to get their poems and stories out into the world. The event will be held in the Writing Center on Monday, November 25 at 5 p.m. If there are any questions, please contact Elizabeth Crozier at ec104@evansville.edu.

* All UE Employees Invited to Emeriti Workshops for Retirement Health Care

UE employees are invited to attend one of the informational workshops presented by Emeriti Retirement Health Solutions on Friday, November 22 in Room 203, the J. Henry Schroeder Boardroom, University Libraries.

The workshops are scheduled for:
• 9:00 am – 10:00 am for active employees (pre-retirees are welcome to attend this session)
• 10:30 pm – 11:30 pm for retirees (active employees considering retirement in the next one to five years are welcome to attend this session)
• 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm for pre-retirees (active employees considering retirement in the next one to five years)

The Emeriti program provides important benefits such as:
• A tax-advantaged way for you to invest and accumulate assets for your future retiree medical expenses.
• A retiree health insurance program for you and your eligible dependents that builds on the foundation of Medicare.
• A tax-free way for you to pay for other qualified out-of-pocket medical expenses in retirement.

A representative from Emeriti and Aetna health insurance will be on campus to provide information about Emeriti and what you need to do to take full advantage of the program. The meetings will cover such topics as why you need to save for retiree health care, the unique tax advantages of the Emeriti Program, and your options available under the program.

For more information about the Emeriti program, please visit: http://www.emeritihealth.org/

* Senior Art Show Opening Reception

Join senior art students Rachel Kohout, Jordan Gieselman, Jackie Carlson, Emily Lowe and Hyun Jin Yoon for the opening reception of their art showcase titled "Come As You Are...Leave Different". The reception will take place on the first floor of the Krannert Hall of Fine Arts Building from 1-2 pm on Wednesday, November 20.

* Free AIDs Testing at Health Center

Free AIDs testing will be offered at UE's Health Center on November 22 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Call for an appointment at 488-2033.

* 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.

* 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 ct37@evansville.edu or at ext. 1124.

* IEW 30 Minute Language Lesson-Ridgway University Center

On Wednesday, Nov. 20 from 11:00 a.m. -3:00 p.m., all are invited for 30 minutes of immersion in language and culture including: Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Spanish, Persian, Portuguese. For schedule and full list of IEW events visit evansville.edu/iew or contact studyabroad@evansville.edu

* IEW Student Presentations

On Tuesday, November 19 UE students present their study, intern, research, and experiential engagement abroad in Chile, China, Dominican Republic, France, Israel, Morocco, Russia and Spain . The event will be in Eykamp 253/254/255 in Ridgway University Center  from 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. For complete schedule visit evansville.edu/iew or contact studyabroad@evansville.edu

Info You Should Know

* Today's Video Shoot for Purple Aces Club Postponed to Wednesday

The video shoot involving President Kazee planned for today - Monday, November 18 - has been postponed. It will now be Wednesday, November 20  from 1:30-3:00 p.m. at Charles H. Braun Stadium. Extras are needed to help fill the Braun Stadium stands as fans at a baseball game which the president will be partaking in. Student extras are preferred, but anyone is welcome to help fill the grandstands. No acting is required, all you would need to do is sit in the stands and occasionally stand and cheer when prompted.

* Libraries Announces Thanksgiving Break Hours

UE Libraries will observe the following schedule of hours during the Thanksgiving Break. Contact William Louden, University Librarian, with questions at 812.488.2376  or wflouden@evansville.edu.

• Tuesday, November 26           7:45 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
• Wednesday, November 27:    7:45 a.m. – Noon
• Thursday, November 28:         CLOSED
• Friday, November 29:               CLOSED
• Saturday, November 30:          CLOSED
• Sunday, December 1             3:00 p.m. – 1 a.m.

Regular hours resume on Monday, December 2.

* PRIDE Competitor Callout

PRIDE is looking for student competitors for their 11th 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 uepride@gmail.com for information. Registration deadline is Nov. 27.

* 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/evansville.edu/tools/employeeaward.
 

* 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 km306@evansville.edu 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.

* 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
 

Congratulations

* Margaret McMullan and Jennie Ebeling participate in local author event

Margaret McMullan (Creative Writing) and Jennie Ebeling (Archaeology and Art History) represented UE at “Local Voices: Conversations with Community Authors” at Evansville’s Central Library on Saturday November 16. Professors McMullan and Ebeling discussed their recent books as well as the writing and publishing process on a panel of eleven local authors. McMullan talked about "Sources of Light" and her other novels, and Ebeling discussed her book "Women's Lives in Biblical Times."

* Joseph Flauto Designs Set for Production at Hope College.

Professor Emeritus of Theatre Joe Flauto has designed the production of Playboy of the Western World at Hope College in Holland, MI which opened Nov 15.

Athletics

* Southern Illinois Defeats Volleyball In Carbondale

Senior Rachel TenHoor and junior Meaghan Holmes posted 9 and 8 kills, respectively, as the University of Evansville volleyball team fell by a 3-0 final to Southern Illinois on Friday evening.

TenHoor and Holmes led the UE (9-18, 4-12 MVC) attack that hit .139 in the game. TenHoor had an efficient night, hitting .429 with nine kills in 21 attempts. Holmes hit .250 on the night while posting three block assists. Jessica Whitehead led the Salukis (16-12, 11-5 MVC) with 14 kills while Elly Braaten had 11. SIU hit .324 on the night, led by Elly’s .733.

Evansville put forth its best effort in the opening set, but it did not start out very easy as the Salukis jumped out to a 7-2 lead as UE committed four errors while allowing a service ace. Down 8-3, the Aces rallied for eight points in a row, led by Kim Deprez, who notched an amazing five aces in the run.

Later, with Jenn Murphy taking her turn serving, the Aces continued to add to their lead, going up by a 19-11 score behind consecutive kills by Meaghan Holmes. Despite the large gap, SIU fought back with seven points in a row with Jessica Whitehead tallying a pair of kills. Two SIU errors saw UE take a 21-18 edge, but Southern Illinois continued to fight, scoring seven of the final eight points to take a 25-22 win.

Both squads put up a fight early in game two before another Holmes kill led to a 9-9 score. That is where the Salukis took over, scoring four out of the next five points before posting a 5-0 rally to take an 18-11 advantage. Three quick kills by UE made it a 4-point deficit, but a pair of late kills by Whitehead made the difference in a 25-18 win.In the third frame, it was all Salukis. The Aces took an early 4-3 lead, but SIU posted the next six in a row and 10 of the next 11 tallies overall. Taylor Pippen had a pair of kills for SIU. Evansville showed its fight, closing the lead to just four points at 17-13 as Rachel TenHoor led the offense in the stretch, but SIU had the hot hand late, taking the 25-16 win and the match.

The regular season comes to an end next weekend, beginning with a match against Indiana State on Friday evening. Evansville finishes up the 2013 campaign versus Illinois State on Saturday.

* Men's Basketball Hosts Mercer Tonight!

Aces fans, the men’s basketball team is in action tonight at the Ford Center. The Aces take on the Mercer Bears, with tip-off set for 7:05 pm. Monday’s night game will be a Mustache Mania Game, where all fans with real or fake mustaches can get a $4 ticket discount on a game day ticket purchase.

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. Some of these prizes include a “This is My Game Face” Aces T-shirt, a trucker hat, sunglasses, an Aces tumbler and more! Come out and support the men’s basketball team tonight at the Ford Center!
 

* Aces Men And Women Make History In NCAA's

The University of Evansville cross country teams wrapped up the 2013 season on Friday, running in the NCAA Great Lakes Regional at the Thomas Zimmer Championship Cross Country Course as the women tallied their best finish ever while Josh Genet ran the No. 3 time in school history.

Evansville’s women came home in 22nd place out of the 33 teams, topping schools that included Kent State, Cincinnati, Ball State and Valparaiso. The finish was the best in program history, topping the 23rd place set in 2012.

Three females made their way onto the top 15 list in the record books. Leading the ladies was senior Kelby Jenkins, who ran the fourth best 6K time in school history, finishing the race with a time of 22:21 to come in 94th place out of 227 runners. Last year, Jenkins set the all-time UE 6K mark with a time of 21:11.

Nicole Krezuman also made her way into the records, posting a personal best 22:50 to take 120th while setting the No. 9 6K race in UE history. Rounding out the record-breaking effort was Laurel Wolfe, who posted a 23:02 to tie Becky Tirrell for the 12th best time in Aces history.

Junior Kirsten Perrey was the fourth UE runner to cross the stripe. In her first NCAA Regional race, she rounded the course in a time of 23:33 to take 168th while Alyssa Moran also ran her first 6K, posting a time of 23:51.

Maria Lynn (23:52) finished in 180th while Jacqueline Carlson was eight spots behind with a PR of 23:59.

For the men, it was Genet pacing the team once again with time of 32:24 to come in 77th out of 207 participants. He bested last years time of 32:33, but was short of his record-breaking effort from 2011 when he finished the 10K in 32:10.7. His efforts paced UE to a team finish of 28th out of 31 squads.

Next to cross the line was freshman Ross Frondorf, who took the course in a time of 34:42 in his first NCAA 10K effort. Jon Ashby posted a 35:16 and was followed by Kyle Wilson (37:19), Billy McNicholas (37:29) and James Paul, who ran a 38:30.

Friday’s race marks the end of a storied career for senior Kelby Jenkins. The Frankfort, Ind. product evolved into a force in the Missouri Valley Conference while setting the Evansville records in the 5K (17:27) and the 6K (21:11). She won a total of eight races, including the last four events held at the UE Cross Country Course. A 2-time All-Conference runner, Jenkins was named to the Missouri Valley Conference Scholar Athlete in each of the last two years while garnering four MVC Female Cross Country Athlete of the Week awards.

The University of Michigan was victorious in both the men’s and women’s races, downing Wisconsin and Notre Dame on the men’s side while the women’s team finished ahead of Butler and Michigan State. Top honors for the men went to John Mascari of Indiana State, who held off Matt McClintock of Purdue by two seconds. His winning time was 30:05. Juli Accurso of Ohio U. took the win by nine seconds as her time of an even 20:00 topped Erin Finn of Michigan.
 

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