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Monday, January 27, 2014

What's Happening Today

* Catholic Charities director speaking at Newman Center tonight

Dr. Sharon Burns, director of Catholic Charities for the Diocese of Evansville, will be the featured guest at tonight's Dinner & Discussion at the Newman Center. She will be speaking on ways for college students to manage their finances in a talk entitled, "My 2 Cents: How to Make Your Money Meet Your Needs."

Dr. Burns taught consumer science at Purdue University prior to coming to Evansville, and is a specialist in the field of personal finance.

Dinner is served at the Newman Center at 5:30, with the discussion going from 6:00-7:00 p.m. Contact Newman Center director Mike Roesch at mr201 with any questions. Everyone is welcome!

* WUEV & AcesTV Informational Meeting Set For Monday At 5 PM

91.5 F.M.-WUEV - the campus radio station - and AcesTV - the campus video production group - are looking for new members for the Spring semester. An informational meeting about both programs will take place on Monday, January 27 at 5 pm outside of the WUEV Studios, located on the second floor of Ridgway.

No prior experience in either radio or video is necessary. Openings are available for both groups. For questions, please contact WUEV/AcesTV General Manager Tom Benson via email at

* Sigma Alpha Iota Recruitment

Are you a woman with a love for music? If so, you are invited to the recruitment events for Sigma Alpha Iota, the women’s music fraternity. Informal recruitment events will take place January 27, 28, and 29 at 9:15 p.m. in FA 142. There will be food, fun, and information about joining. Both music majors and non-majors are welcome, even those affiliated with social Greek organizations. For questions or more information, please contact Kaitlin Emmert at .


Upcoming Events

* Free and Confidential HIV Testing on January 31

The Health Center will be having free HIV testing from 9:00 a.m. until noon on January 31. All information is confidential. Please call at 488-2033 to sign up.

* This Week in Music: Concert for Cello and Piano

This week’s faculty recital will feature Eykamp String Quartet cellist Schuyler Slack and Associate Professor of Piano Garnet Ungar in a program of standard works for this instrumental duo. Repertory for the recital will include Bach’s Sonata No. 3 in G Minor, BWV 1029; Benjamin Britten’s Sonata in C, Op. 65; and Mendelssohn’s Sonata No. 2 in D Major, Op. 58. The recital will take place in Wheeler Concert Hall this Tuesday evening, January 28, at 7:30 p.m., and it is free and open to the public.

* Register for the L2L Leadership Conference!

Are you a leader prepared to IMPACT the world? Join your peers on March 1, from 8:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m, for a leadership conference that will leave you inspired to truly make a difference in your own life, career, and community. Register online at: There will be a $10 deposit to reserve your spot. The registration and deposit are due no later than February 14 at 5:00 pm. Contact Victoria Bruner, vb37, or Cara Wood, cf107, with any questions.

* French Club Call Out Meeting Today

Come join us on Tuesday, January 28 at 7:00 in Hyde 204 for French Club! We will be learning about the French Culture throughout the semester. All levels of French welcome! Merci

* Kappa Chi Rushing this Evening

Kappa Chi, a co-ed Christian service fraternity, will be holding a rush meeting Tuesday January 28 at 9 pm in Room 271, Schroeder Family School of Business Building. Please note that you can be affiliated with both a social fraternity and Kappa Chi.

* Physical Therapy Club Meeting on Tuesday, January 28

The physical therapy club will be holding its January meeting on Tuesday, January 28 at 12 pm. The meeting will take place in Graves Hall, room 104. New members and returning members are welcome to attend. Members who have not paid their spring semester dues should bring $5 to the meeting or submit it to the PT club mailbox by January 31.


Info You Should Know

* University of Evansville Launches Loan Repayment Assistance Program

The University of Evansville will offer an innovative program to assist eligible students with loan repayment after graduation, beginning with the class arriving in the fall of 2014. Students participating in the Loan Repayment Assistance Program (LRAP) will, at no cost to them or their families,  have confidence that they can repay student loans even if they choose to work in relatively lower-paying but meaningful fields.

After earning a bachelor’s degree from the University of Evansville, eligible graduates who do not obtain full-time employment with annual earnings of $37,000 or more will receive a quarterly check to reimburse some or all of their student loan payments. Loan assistance will continue until the graduate’s income rises above the program’s upper income threshold of $37,000 or until loans are paid off. 

“In a time that is fraught with anxiety about student loans and the tough job market for recent graduates, we believe LRAP will give our students and their families a sense of security and a financial safety net,” said President Thomas A. Kazee. “We know that some of our graduates choose careers in public service or other occupations that, while immensely rewarding in many ways, offer lower levels of pay. LRAP will allay students’ fears about loan payments by allowing them to get a terrific education and focus on their career of choice.”

“LRAP will ensure that the benefits of a UE education – such as personal attention, hands-on learning, and undergraduate research opportunities – are accessible and affordable to students,” added Shane Davidson, vice president for enrollment services. “LRAP will assure students that they will have a financially secure future once they graduate, allowing them to follow their dreams to a career that is enriching and rewarding to themselves and others.”

The LRAP concept began more than 20 years ago at Yale Law School to provide a “safety net” to loan borrowers, protect graduates from debt burden, and empower students to pursue careers in public service.


* Game Players Society Callout

Do you enjoy playing games? Looking for other people to play with? Then GPS is for you! If you would like more information contact William at

* New Assistant Director of WFF Housekeeping Facilities

Kregg Woosley is the new assistant director of WFF Facility Services. He will be working with Wayne Eldridge, the present director of WFF Facility Services. If anyone should need to contact Woosley his new e-mail address is His phone extension is #2045.

* Sodexo Catering Manager Announcement

Sodexo would like for the Campus Community to know that Todd Megar will be assuming the role of catering manager for Sodexo during the interim.

* State Conference Leadership Positions Open

The University of Evansville is looking to host the Indiana Residence Hall Organization (IRHO) state conference, which will bring approximately 100 students from colleges and universities all across Indiana; including Purdue University, Indiana State University, Ball State University, etc.; to UE. This conference will take place in February of 2015.

In order to make this a successful conference, we need your help! There are many leadership roles that need to be filled. Some of the roles include: Finance Chair, Secretary, Technology Chair, Programming Chair, Philanthropy Chair, and Entertainment Chair. Majors that might benefit from this leadership experience include Accounting, Finance, Communications, Education, or anyone looking to round out their resume with an extra-curricular leadership position.

The Indiana Residence Hall Organization is a student-run organization working to promote and improve student life on college and university campuses across Indiana. This group is primarily focused on providing quality programming and activities for on campus residents that will make their college experience a positive one.

To get involved, please contact Hope Mills by email (hm77).

To learn more about IRHO please visit their website at

* Attention All Registered Student Organizations

Every year the Student Congress Budget undergoes a review process. During this process any registered student organization may petition to be put in the SGA budget. If you would like to petition for your organization to be in the budget, please contact the Student Congress Chief Financial Officer, Abram Pentecost, via email at ap183.

* AcesTV Needs Your Help!

AcesTV wants to know what you want to watch! Please fill out our interest survey so that we can make better videos for you. The survey shouldn't take more than a few minutes.

* Families Needed for UE Global Friends and Family Program

The Office of Cultural Engagement and International Services matches families with UE international students for intercultural communication and understanding for all involved. The Global Friends and Families Program is not a home-stay program, and matches will vary in length due to differing academic programs offered for international students. Students want to experience true American culture through a meal around your table, the bleachers at your child's soccer game, or simply a conversation over a cup of coffee. We'll provide you with ideas along the way! Find out more and register here ( to be a Global Family! Please direct any questions to

* 2014 Spring Fitness Class Schedule

The 2014 Spring Fitness Class Schedule is as follows:

Insanity Monday through Friday 6:30 to 7:30 am

T-25 Monday through Friday 5:00-6:00 pm

Total Body Fitness Monday and Wednesday 12:00 - 1:00 pm

Noon Basketball League Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 12:00 - 1:00 pm

Cardio Blast Tuesday and Thursday 12:00 - 1:00 pm

Cycling Friday 4:00-5:00 pm

Yoga Monday and Wednesday 5:00-6:00 pm

Pilates Tuesday and Thursday 5:00-6:00 pm

Tae Kwon Do Friday (4 week session starts 1/24/14) 5:00-6:00 pm

Line Dancing Monday 6:00-7:00 pm

Butts and Gutts Tuesday 6:00-7:00 pm

Zumba Wednesday 6:00-7:00 pm

Brazilian Dance Thursday 6:00-7:00 pm

Come join the fun!

* 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.

* Do you want to be an Orientation Leader (OL)?

Applications will be available beginning January 29. Stop by the dean of students office in Ridgway University Center (Room 230 in the Student Life Center) on or after January 29 to pick up your application packet.

Applications will be due by 4:30 p.m. CST on February 11. A mandatory group workshop will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 25 from 9:00-11:00 p.m.


Harlaxton Happenings

* Spring Semester Students Welcomed

Harlaxton College welcomed 172 students for Spring Semester, heroes who came through winter storms and cancelled/re-routed flights to reach, at last, their “college in a castle.” 

After a brisk and demanding first week of classes, nearly all were off to London on a College-sponsored trip—some to the Tower of London, others to the Houses of Parliament, still others to the Freud Museum with Prof. Lora Becker, or Bloomsbury with Harlaxton Prof. Caroline Magennis, or the Natural Science Museum with Harlaxton Prof. Graham Baker, or the Churchill War Rooms with Harlaxton Prof. Edward Bujak, or to see King Lear at the National Theatre with Evansville Prof. Diane Brewer, all to Hampton Court Palace where Henry VIII and Elizabeth I lived, where Shakespeare acted in his own plays, where the King James Bible began . . .

Just an ordinary weekend at extraordinary Harlaxton College, “the British Campus of the University of Evansville,” where all the faculty are brilliant, all the students are above average, and the energy never stops.”


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