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Tuesday, January 14, 2014

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* Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Empowerment Conference

A Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Empowerment Conference is planned for Tuesday, January 14 and Wednesday, January 15 from 6 p.m. until 10 p.m. in Eykamp 251 and 252, Ridgway University Center. Sessions will be offered as TEACH-INs, which are educational sessions meant to be practical, participatory, and oriented toward action. Participants may attend any of the sessions, but in order to receive a certificate of completion participants must attend at least one Inspirational, one Personal, and one Active Leadership workshop. For more information, please contact LaNeeca Williams at lw161@evansville.edu or 812-488-2413.

* This Week in Music: Concert for Violin and Piano

The Department of Music begins its spring semester concert offerings this Tuesday evening with a recital featuring Oramay Cluthe Eades Distinguished Professor of Music and Violin Carol Dallinger and Professor of Music and Piano Anne Hastings Fiedler in a program of works from the Baroque to the Modern era. The concert will open with George Frideric Handel’s Violin Sonata in D Major, HWV 371, with harpsichordist Helen Skuggedal Reed and Consortium Instructor of Cello Jennifer Wingert accompanying Professor Dallinger. Professor Fiedler will then perform Beethoven’s “Andante favori” and two earlier works by Arnold Schoenberg, including his Six Little Piano Pieces, Op. 19. The program will conclude with two works by American composer John Adams: China Gates for piano and Road Movies for violin and piano. The recital will take place in Wheeler Concert Hall at 7:30 p.m. and is free and open to the public.

Upcoming Events

* Mental Health America of Vanderburgh County – Community Forum

The office of counseling services would like to inform the campus of a community sponsored event pertaining to depression. There will be a free seminar presented by Dr. Julie Wood, psychiatrist at Southwestern Behavioral Healthcare, on the topics of depression from an individual point of view, depression vs. dysthymia, triggers and coping skills, and treatment options. The forum will be held Thursday, January 16, 6:30 p.m. at the Red Bank Library, 120 S. Red Bank Road in Evansville


 

* I-House: Italy

All members of the campus and local community are encouraged to attend I-House: Italy. I-House features a different international student each week sharing their story of life in their country. This week, Claudio & Flaviano will discuss what their life is like in Italy. Attendees will learn about culture, lifestyle, food, and so much more. Bring your friends to enjoy the presentation this Wednesday at 7pm on the 2nd floor of Ridgway University Center in the Class of 1959 Gallery.

* Spring Break Program in Beautiful Guatemala for all Majors! – Info Session on Friday, January 17!

There will be an info session on a Spring Break Program in beautiful Guatemala on Friday, January 17 at 4 p.m. in Room 162, Schroeder Family School of Business  Building. This program is open to students of ALL majors! RSVP for the session here

Are you looking for ways to differentiate yourself for the competitive job market post-graduation while exploring ways that your field of study will impact organizations? Would you like to do some powerful and impactful work over Spring Break in a stunningly beautiful environment and in the midst of a community of genuinely joyous people?

The Institute for Global Enterprise at UE has an upcoming opportunity you would be wise to take advantage of! This program is not only unique and fun; it will develop the skills in participants that employers look for in potential hires. One past participant described her participation in our programs as, "one of the highlights of my undergraduate experience." Another stated, "it is thanks to this experience … that I can face the future unafraid.” This educational opportunity will be centered on how modern organizations use multi-disciplinary teams to solve the complex problems of our era. Students will combine forces to develop solutions for a group of issues surrounding a non-profit organization. Skills will be needed from students studying Education, Nursing, Philosophy, Business, International Studies, HSA, Ethics, Foreign Language, Sociology, Engineering, Sciences, Math, Communications....just to name a few. Attend our info session to learn more about the projects available and professional grade deliverables that you can eventually put on your resume!

You are invited to an information session scheduled for Friday, January 17 from 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. in Room 162, Schroeder Family School of Business Building.  Please RSVP here.  We will be discussing this Institute program in Guatemala that will provide you with opportunities to develop a competitive and differentiated skill set. This is a 3 credit-hour course that will have some class meetings on campus with the majority of contact hours taking place on-site in Guatemala over Spring Break.  Participate in this transformational opportunity while strengthening your resume and the lives of others

An application process will be followed by a selection process. 

For more information, please contact Cindy at ck116.

 

Info You Should Know

* Scam Targeting U.S. Colleges & Univerisities

In cooperation with Harold Matthews, UE’s Director of Safety and Security, the Office of Administrative Services has been made aware of a fraud scheme targeting U.S. Colleges & Universities with a reported loss in excess of $5 million. The Indianapolis office of the FBI reports this is a very elaborate scheme where actual university logos and, in some cases, employee names along with fake websites (domain names ending in .org or .com suffix rather than .edu) are being utilized. Various methods are being used to obtain this information for fraud purposes. Fraudulent purchase orders are being placed for electronics, laboratory/medical items, other related merchandise and supplies “on behalf of the university” that are shipped to an address that is seemingly associated with the university (often identified as a research & development facility). However, the shipping addresses are typically a shipping company or storage facility. Once the fraudulent items are received, they are re-shipped overseas most often to Nigeria while the institution is billed for merchandise that it never ordered or received.

UE faculty, staff and administrators are being asked to be mindful of this fraudulent activity and follow these guidelines:

• Work with only known, credible suppliers
• Submit all appropriate information with purchase orders including documentation such as quotes, estimates, etc.
• Check websites and addresses of unfamiliar on-line vendors before completing a purchase transaction
• View SDG2 Pcard transactions on a routine basis, at least twice during every cycle period.
• Review all invoices carefully
• Avoid responding to emails such as “work from home” advertisements or from dating sites as that is one way “the bad guys” obtain names for use in the scheme.
• Report any suspicious purchasing/Pcard related activity immediately to the Office of Administrative Services at extension 2940 or email Kim at kw83@evansville.edu.

The Office of Administrative Services will be working with the Office of Safety & Security any potential fraudulent matter.

* Nominations for the 2014 Outstanding Teacher Award are being accepted NOW!

Nominations for the 2014 Outstanding Teacher Award are being accepted NOW!

Take a couple of minutes to honor a colleague who you feel exemplifies teaching excellence with a nomination. The Outstanding Teacher Award form can be found at http://www.evansville.edu/alumni/outstandingTeacher.cfm. Please complete your nomination by Friday, January 31. If you have any questions you can email Jennifer Graban at jg54@evansville.edu or call #2509.

Eligible Professors
Full-time faculty who have taught in the classroom at UE for at least two years and hold the rank of lecturer, instructor, assistant professor, associate professor or professor are eligible. 

Past recipients within the last 5 years, ‘09 James MacLeod; ‘10 Jeff Tilly ’11 James Berry, ’12 Mari Plikuhn, and ’13 Mark Valenzuela may not be nominated.
 

* Work-Study Available for Spring 2014

There are still a few jobs available through work-study offered by the Office of Financial Aid for UE students. Jobs available are listed below:

Department of Mail Services: Students must have availability to work Monday, Wednesday, and Friday mornings from 9 am-11 am.

Safety and Security (Ace Patrol): Hours scheduled are between 6 pm-2 am. Junior or senior level required.

UE Reads:  Reading coaches for students in local elementary schools.  Education majors preferred.

Recycling Program: Student must be able to work in 2 hour blocks; possess driver’s license; have auto insurance; and be able to lift 35 lbs.

Eligibility is based on federal need as shown through the FAFSA.

Applications may be obtained at the UE Office of Financial Aid, Olmsted Hall, Room 116. Questions regarding eligibility and job availability should be directed to Hilary Morales at hm38@evansville.edu

* Meal Plans Can Be Changed till Friday Afternoon

Students are able to adjust their meal plans for the spring semester until Friday, January 17 at 5:00 p.m. The link to request a meal plan change is here.

* Found

A pair of ear buds were found in the computer lab in Schroeder Family School of Business Building before the Christmas break. Please call 2848 to claim them.

* Libraries Announces Spring Semester Regular Hours

UE Libraries will observe the following schedule of regular hours during Spring Semester 2014 beginning on January 13th. Break hours and other exceptions to normal hours will be announced in advance. Contact William Louden, University Librarian, with questions at 812.488.2376 or wflouden@evansville.edu .

Sunday: Noon - Midnight
Monday: 7:30 a.m. - Midnight
Tuesday: 7:30 a.m. - Midnight
Wednesday: 7:30 a.m. - Midnight
Thursday: 7:30 a.m. - Midnight
Friday: 7:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Saturday: 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
 

* Spring 2014 Semester begins at Harlaxton

Classes began Monday 13 January at Harlaxton College, the British Campus of the University of Evansville, with 172 students in attendance.

The spring student body represents thirteen institutions, including the University of Evansville, Baker University (Kansas), Eastern Illinois University (Illinois), Indiana University (Indiana), Marian University (Indiana), Pacific Lutheran University (Washington), Texas Lutheran University (Texas), Texas Woman’s University (Texas), the University of Southern Indiana (Indiana), the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire (Wisconsin), Wabash College (Indiana), Western Kentucky University (Kentucky), and William Jewell College (Missouri). UE faculty members teaching at Harlaxton this term include Dr. Lora Becker (Psychology), Dr. Diane Brewer (Theatre), and Dr. Richard Connolly (Philosophy).

The Harlaxton curriculum features the core interdisciplinary course, the British Experience, and a range of classes in the liberal arts and pre-professional studies. Course-related field trips and optional weekend travel provide opportunities to engage the culture both in Britain and beyond. For over forty years, Harlaxton College has served as the British Campus of the University of Evansville providing world-class education in a splendid English manor house in the East Midlands countryside. 

Athletics

* Women's Basketball Hosts Rival Indiana State

Your women’s basketball team is in action Thursday night, January 16 as they host in-state and MVC rival Indiana State. Tip-off is at 7:00 pm at the Ford Center.

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 the women’s basketball team Thursday night at the Ford Center!

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