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Monday, December 2, 2013

* Christmas on Campus

Faculty/Staff Appreciation Night
Prior to Vespers
Thursday, December 5 – 4:00 - 7:30 p.m.,
UE Bookstore
With ID, 20 percent discount regular priced items. Additional 5 percent off clearance items. Great gift ideas for stocking stuffers. Door prizes!

A Campus Christmas:
Candlelight Vespers
Thursday, December 5 – 7:30 p.m.,
Neu Chapel
Get in the holiday spirit with Christmas carols!

Purple Friday Holiday Party
Friday, December 6 – 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.,
Ridgway University Center
Have your picture made with Purple Santa, decorate an ornament or stocking, and enjoy refreshments.

Holiday Extravaganza
Friday, December 6 – 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.,
Schroeder School of Business Building, Koch Center for Engineering and Science, and Sesquicentennial Oval
Get your picture taken and put on an ornament, ride a trackless train around the Sesquicentennial Oval, enjoy hot chocolate, and more!

Holiday Pops Concert
Tuesday, December 10 – 7:30 p.m.,
Victory Theatre in downtown Evansville
Bring your family and friends for the Department of Music’s annual gift to the community. Holiday Pops features familiar favorites to enhance the spirit of the season. Free and open to the community.

Holiday break begins
Monday, December 23


What's Happening Today

* This Week in Music: Jazz, U Band, and More Jazz

The Department of Music’s Jazz Ensemble II and University Band will present a joint concert in Eykamp Hall this evening, December 2, at 6:30 p.m. (NOTE!!!: The time had been advertised previously as 7:30 but has been moved to 6:30.) Jazz Ensemble II, under the direction of Assistant Professor of Guitar and Jazz Studies Renato Butturi, will perform a slate of works that will include pieces by Cole Porter, Herbie Hancock, Duke Ellington and Irving Mills, and Tito Puente. Assistant Professor and Director of Bands Ken Steinsultz and Assistant Professor of Music Education Timothy Groulx will then lead the University Band in a program of contemporary wind ensemble music. Student Conductor Kirby Dawson will also lead the ensemble on a few of the works. The concert is free and open to the public.

The Department of Music continues its First Tuesday Concert Series in Wheeler Concert Hall this Tuesday evening, December 3, at 7:30 p.m. with a Jazz Guest Artist performance by trumpeter Graham Breedlove, accompanied by the Department of Music’s Jazz Ensemble I. A native of Louisiana, Breedlove has performed in more than twenty countries across four continents and has appeared with various headliners on recordings that received more than one hundred Grammy nominations. He has appeared and recorded with some of the biggest names in jazz and blues, including Ray Charles, Wynton Marsalis, and Doc Severinsen. Breedlove is currently a trumpet soloist with Army Blues, a jazz ensemble that is part of the United States Army Band, and he has appeared as a soloist, composer-arranger, and/or lead player on five albums with the Army Blues. He has also participated in a number of USO tours, including ones in Kuwait, Iraq, and Afghanistan. Professor of Trumpet and Jazz Studies Timothy Zifer will lead the UE Jazz Ensemble I as the band accompanies Breedlove’s UE performance. The concert is free and open to the public.

* Wellness Nurse on Campus Today

The Wellness Nurse will be on campus today - Monday, December 2 - from 1 to 3 p.m. in Ridgway University Center Lobby.

* Bookstore 12 Days of Christmas

Starting Monday, December 2 and running through Saturday, December 14, the UE Bookstore will be offering special pricing on a variety of items. Each day a new item will be added to list of special offerings. This special sale ends December 14. Check the UE Bookstore facebook page for a list of items and special pricing Items that are exempt from additional discount.


Upcoming Events

* International Opportunities for Students of all Majors

The Institute for Global Enterprise will hold an information session on Friday, December 6 from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. in Eykamp 254/255 in Ridgway University Center. Students from all majors are invited to learn about upcoming international opportunities offered during spring and summer 2014. Opportunities will include on-campus projects that are global in scope, in addition to projects and courses abroad. Destinations abroad may include London and Harlaxton, Guatemala and Jezreel. Participate in one of these transformational opportunities while strengthening your resume. For more information, contact ck116.

* Strategic Program Prioritization Author Training Schedule

Strategic Program Prioritization Author Training will be held the following dates/times in Hyde Hall 126. 

Tuesday, December 3
8-9 a.m. - Administrative training
4-5 p.m. - Academic training

Wednesday, December 4
8 to 9 a.m. - Academic training
4 to 5 p.m. Administrative training

Thursday, December 5
8 to 9 a.m. - Administrative traning
4 to 5 p.m. - Academic training

Friday, December 6
8 to 9 a.m. - Academic training
4 to 5 p.m. - Administrative training

For more information on the Strategic Program Prioritization process go here on AceLink:

* I-House: Czech Republic

All members of the campus and local community are encouraged to attend I-House: Czech Republic. I-House features a different international student each week sharing the story of life in their country. This week, Marketa Trousilova from Czech Republic will discuss what her life is like in the Czech Republic. 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 second floor of Ridgway University Center in the Class of 1959 Gallery.

* Come to UE PRIDE's Drag Show!

UE PRIDE is hosting their 11th annual drag show this Saturday, December 7. The theme is Warriors for Change. Come see professional, faculty, and student acts compete for prizes. You can even win some yourself at the carnival-themed Health Fair that precedes the show and that runs from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. The show starts at 7 pm. Admission is $7. Tickets can be bought outside of the Cafe Court Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday from 10 am to 7 pm or at the door. 100% of proceeds go to AIDS Resource Group of Evansville, Planned Parenthood of Evansville, and Matthew 25 AIDS Services. Questions? Contact

* UEMTA Corn Bag Sales

Still Christmas shopping? Stop by Ridgway University Center to pick up a corn bag for your family and friends. The bags are reusable and can be heated in the microwave or frozen. They are great for bruises, aches and pains, or just a warm car seat, and there are three different sizes available. UEMTA will be selling these on Tuesday and Wednesday, December 3 & 4, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. and 5-7 p.m. Prices are as follows: small bag--$5, small bag with embroidery--$8, large bag--$10, large bag with embroidery--$13, neck roll--$10, three small bags--$12, three small bags with embroidery--$18.

* TIAA-CREF Counseling Appointments

The TIAA-CREF representative will be on the UE campus on Wednesday, December 11 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 488-2943.


Info You Should Know

* Increased Petty Cash Limits!

Effective immediately, petty cash limits are increasing from $50 to $100. Hopefully, the increased amount will better serve the needs of our campus community.

* Campus Christmas Tree Delivery Schedule

The campus Christmas trees will be delivered the week we return from Thanksgiving break (December 2 and December 3). Once trees are in place and set up, decorators should call Jayne Schnacke at ext. 2775 to arrange pick up and storage of the empty boxes.

* 2013 UE Mail Services Holiday Mail Coverage

Over the 2013 UE Holiday break, UE Mail Services will pick up mail from the downtown United States Post Office and sort it on the mornings of Friday, December 27 and Tuesday, December 31 beginning at 8:00 a.m. While mail will not be delivered to campus areas over the break, any designated department representative may pick up their respective department’s mail at 9:00 a.m. by making arrangements with Kim Winsett (kw83 or extension 2940) or Doris Cook (dc47 or extension 1067) between now and Monday, December, 16. Be sure to provide a primary contact name and phone number as well as a backup contact name and phone number.

* 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.)



* Angela Williams Has Book of Poetry Published

Assistant Director of Alumni and Parent Relations Angela Williams is now a self-published author. Her book of poetry, Life More Abundantly and Other Powerful & Inspiring Works, can now be purchased at One may also be purchased directly from Angela after Monday, December 9.

This book of poetry is written from Angela's perspective as a Christian, African-American woman and expresses several painful experiences she had over a two year period (a collapse of a marriage, toxic dating as a single parent, race issues, the death of her mother, and a corporate downsizing). The book's title comes from the title of its last poem, which was written to describe Angela's experience with homelessness as a child.

A review of the book says it "will reach and empower others in their journey through life to realize that no matter the circumstances, it is possible to have life more abundantly. The poems are relevant to a wide audience of people."



* Aces To Hold Kids Day On Dec. 14

All children age 12 and under will get into the University of Evansville men’s basketball game on December 14th free of charge as part of several promotions going on that night courtesy of Shoe Carnival.

All children under 12 will be admitted free into the game and will be able to sit in select sections. No vouchers of any kind are needed. The first 1,000 kids receive a free purple mini basketball courtesy of Venuworks and the Ford Center.

In what will be a great day of family fun, Purple Santa will be in attendance to meet with fans and pose for pictures. Additional activities for children will be held in the concourse that day providing a great atmosphere for our young fans.

On that day, the Purple Aces will take on Jackson State at 2:05 p.m. in what will be the second game that the Aces will wear their sleeved jerseys.


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