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Thursday, January 16, 2014

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* NOON PRAYER @ NEU on January 16


The Neu Chapel Office of Religious Life in cooperation with the Neu Chapel Society announce NOON PRAYER @ NEU: MEDITATION WITH MUSIC for Thursday, January 16, at 12:10 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 community.

Music will be presented by Robert Nicholls, organist/director of music of First Presbyterian Church, Evansville. Robert was born in Cambridge, England to a British farmer and American mother from Carmi, Illinois. At the age of eight, he joined the choristers of Westminster Abbey in London under the direction of Simon Preston. He graduated from the Oundle School, and after a gap-year during which he studied organ at the University of Evansville, he earned two music degrees from Cambridge University where he sang tenor as a member of the choirs of Gonville and Caius and St. John’s Colleges. In 1996, he joined the staff of First Presbyterian Church where he directs the Wide Awake Worship band and the Royal School of Church Music affiliated choir, and plays the Fisk organ, Op. 98. In 2012, he won first place in the American Guild of Organists National Competition in Organ Improvisation.

NOON PRAYER @ NEU: MEDITATION WITH MUSIC will begin with the ringing of the Peace Bell. Refreshments will be available after the service. All are welcome.

* SAB Thursday Movie Kicks Off Tonight!

Student Activities Board will be starting the semester off strong by showing the movie "UP" tonight at 9:30 pm in Eykamp 251, Ridgway University Center. Never heard of it before? Here's a trailer:

Along with the movie, we'll have free popcorn, and a chance for you to enter into our movie attendance program to win awesome prizes at the end of each month!

So come now while the stress is low and explore with Carl and Russell, and their best friend Doug.


Upcoming Events

* SAB to Start Semester Off Strong with Live Musician Friday

The Student Activities Board had a successful Fall 2013 semester, and now it's time to begin Spring 2014 with a bang! Our first performance will be acoustic musician, Noah, who many may know by his performance of LMFAO's "Sexy and I Know It" on acoustic guitar. If you don't, check out what 20 million others have also seen:

NOAH will be performing in Rademacher's Lounge across from Jazzman's THIS Friday, January 17, at 9 p.m. We'll be having free popcorn, as well as soft drinks available, and it is free to all full-time UE students.

Come start the weekend with Noah and SAB as we kick off Spring 2014 with a great performance!

* 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


* Collegiate Career Expo - Indianapolis

Over 100 employers are expected at this free career fair on Thursday, February 13. The event is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Eastern time at the Downtown Indianapolis Marriott. The University of Evansville will provide bus transportation. There is a $10.00 deposit required that will be refundable upon attendance. Reserve your seat now (

Fair registration is through UE JobLink ( Click the Jobs Tab -> CSM Jobs -> Posting #719891.

Find a list of registered employers here:

Need assistance with your job, internship, co-op or graduate school search? Please contact the Center for Career Development: or 812-488-1083.

* 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

* The Nerd Wars Have Begun!

Join in for the Honors Program Nerd Wars, a fun night of competition between teams comprised of students, faculty, administrators, and staff to answer the most trivia questions. The big battle will be on Tuesday, February 18 in Eykamp 251 in Ridgway University Center at 7:00 p.m. To enlist your team, contact Jayme Williams at jw504 (or at her office, KC 238) with your team name, names of your 5 teammates, and $5.00 per person registration fee. There will be prizes for the winning team plus giveaways and refreshments for everyone!  Look for our flyers out and about soon. Registration is due February 1.  Contact Paige at ps103 if you have questions.


* USPS Closed for Martin Luther King Jr. Day

This is a reminder that the United States Postal Service (U.S.P.S.) is closed on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Monday, January 20. Please note UE will not be able to pick up mail from U.S.P.S. on Monday, since the Post Office will be completely closed. Any mail picked up from UE areas by Mail Services on Monday, January 20 will be metered and mailed on the afternoon of Tuesday, January 21. Please plan accordingly. For mailing questions, contact Mail Services at extension 2197.

* Now Hiring Resident Assistants for 2014-2015

The Residence Life program is seeking students for Resident Assistant positions for the 2014-2015 school year! The Resident Assistant position offers excellent opportunities to gain work experience and transferable skills, get involved in the UE community, and make a difference on campus. It's an immersive leadership experience that can change your life! There are approximately 15 positions opening for next school year.

Applications are available in the Office of Residence Life and through any current staff member. Applications and recommendation forms are due to the Office of Residence Life by 5 pm on January 24.

An optional information session will be held January 21 at 9 pm in Room 71 in Schroeder Family School of Business Building for those with questions.

Faculty and staff, if you know any students who would be outstanding Resident Assistant candidates, please encourage them to apply!

* No Student Congress Meeting Tonight

The Student Congress meeting will not be held tonight, January 16. Meetings will resume next week, on Thursday, January 23. They will be every Thursday at 5:00 p.m. in Room 170 (Smythe Lecture Hall),Schroeder Family School of Business Building. Meetings are open to the campus community.

* Harlaxton Summer 2014

Applications and course information for the Harlaxton College 5 week summer session are available in Room 261 (Office of Study Abroad) in the Schroeder School of Business Building or at

* Study Abroad Dates and Deadlines

Important upcoming deadlines for study abroad: Approval to study on external program Fall 2014 or Spring 2015 application due January 17; Harlaxton Summer 2014 priority application deadline is January 24; Harlaxton Spring 2015 application deadline March 3. Contact or stop by Room 261 in Schroeder Family School of Business Building for information about these and other programs abroad.

* 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 Please complete your nomination by Friday, January 31. If you have any questions you can email Jennifer Graban at 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

* 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.

* Road Trip Hosts Needed!

The Office of Admission needs current UE students who live in the residence halls to host prospective high school seniors for Road Trip February 21-23rd. If you are available, you can register to host at, emailing Ashley Ross ( or Bryan Hamann (, or stopping by the Office of Admission (OH 104).

* 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 .

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.



* Heidi Strobel to be guest on WNIN's Abbey Chat Program this Sunday

Associate Professor of Art History Heidi Strobel will be a guest on WNIN public television's "Abbey Chat" on Sunday, January 19 from 9-9:30 pm.

"Abbey Chat" follows the airing of the immensely popular PBS TV series "Downton Abbey."  Strobel will be discussing the architectural features of Highclere Castle, where "Downton Abbey" is filmed.

* Senior History Student Publishes Article

Senior history major Brianna McLaughlin published an article in the September 2013 edition of The Tri-State Packet of the Tri-State Genealogical Society. The article, "Early Records from the Vanderburgh Christian Home," contains detailed descriptions of some of the records currently housed at Willard Library.



* 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!

* Women's Basketball Hosts Illinois State Sunday

Your women’s basketball team is back in action Sunday, January 19 at 2:00 p.m. as they host Illinois State at the Ford Center. During Sunday’s game, the first 250 fans will receive commemorative “We Back Pat” t-shirts. “We Back Pat” is an initiative to help support The Pat Summitt Foundation, which was started by former University of Tennessee Women’s Basketball Coach Pat Summitt and her son to help find a cure for Alzheimer’s disease.

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 Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. 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 Sunday afternoon at the Ford Center!

* Wear Orange As The Aces Take on Loyola

Your men’s basketball team is in action Saturday afternoon, January 18, for a 1:05 p.m. tip-off at the Ford Center. The Aces take on new MVC member and former MCC rival Loyola. Fans are encouraged to wear orange to this game and the first 1,000 fans receive a FREE orange sleeved jersey replica t-shirt and be just like your favorite Aces as the team will be once again wearing their sleeved jerseys.

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 Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. 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! Students sitting in the Student Section will receive a $5 concession stand voucher at the game.

Come out and support the men’s basketball team Saturday afternoon and pack the Ford Center orange!


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