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Thursday, February 6, 2014

What's Happening Today

* February Issue of Crescent Magazine available today

Pick up a copy of the February issue of Crescent Magazine, available in all academic buildings and other locations on campus. And watch for StudPubbers passing out giveaways with copies today from 11:15 to 1:15 in Ridgway.

Upcoming Events

* Speaker Series Luncheon

Please join us for the February Speaker Luncheon Series on Wednesday, February 12, noon to 1:00 p.m. in Eykamp 253, Ridgway University Center. The speaker will be Lauren Brown, owner of Lauren Brown Consulting. The topic will be: The Young Entrepreneur (WEBEX Presentation)

Please e-mail ds120@evansville.edu by Friday, February 7 if you wish to reserve a free lunch. Be sure to invite your mentor!

* International Club Olympic Kick Off Party and Membership Update

Come receive an update on what International Club has planned for this semester! Then watch the 2014 Winter Olympic Opening Ceremonies! Don't miss it -- Friday, February 7 at 5:30 in Eykamp Hall.

* Quality Initiative (HLC) Forums: Developing Responsible Global Citizens

On Monday, February 10 and Tuesday, February 11, President Kazee and the Quality Initiative Committee will hold forums to update the campus community on progress and to ask for comments and suggestions as we approach accreditation from the Higher Learning Commission. Monday’s session will be at 4:00 p.m. in Harkness Hall (SB 162) and Tuesday’s session at 9:45 a.m. in Vectren Hall (KC 100). All faculty, staff and administrators are encouraged to come and provide input. Additional information on the quality initiative can be found under Academic Areas on AceLink.

* Winter Whispers CORRECTION

RSA's annual Winter Whispers will be this Saturday, February 8, 2014 in Eykamp 254. The Semi-Formal will begin at 9 pm and end at 12 am, which is a correction to the Flush Flashes. This year we will be stepping through the looking glass! Please join us for food, music and fun in Wonderland! Hope to see you there!

* BAKE SALE! Phi Alpha Delta

Law Fraternity Phi Alpha Delta will be having a bake sale. A percentage of the proceeds will benefit Holly's House of Evansville, Indiana. Come out and show your support! All sweets provided by KakePoPs by Kashari. The four layer brownie, KakePoPs, and KakeTruffles are worth a trek through the cold! Be sure to stop by! We will be taking cash as well as credit card.

Where: 1st Floor Ridgeway
When: Thursday February 6, 2014 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. & 5:00-7:00 p.m.
Why: #yourstomachwillthankyou

* Delta Omega Zeta Meet & Greet

Wednesday, Feb 5
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Event: Craft & Game night
Come join us in making pillow cases for local area children in hospitals & play your favorite games! Learn more about what DOZ offers.

Thursday, Feb 6
5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Enjoy DOZ's traditional spaghetti dinner and have a Q&A session with the women of DOZ. Business casual attire required.

To be escorted by a DOZ member to the event, please meet 10 minutes prior to the event start time in the front lobby of the library, by the front desk.   All events are held at the DOZ house at 523 S Weinbach Ave, behind Koch Center.

* BSU's Anti-Valentine's Day Poetry Slam

On Wednesday February 12, from 5-7 pm in Eykamp 252, Ridgway University Center, the Black Student Union will host the first ever Anti-Valentine's Day Poetry Slam. The poetry/short story slam will be devoted to tales of doomed romance. A time for campus members to share their breaking up is hard to do and love turned vengeful poems and short stories. Come out and laugh, empathize, and better yet, come prepared to share your own sad story and win some sympathy points from audience members. We welcome poems and short stories in any language. So, whether you hate Valentine's Day or hate to admit that you love all that mushy stuff come on out and have a good time. For more information or if you plan to read please contact Violet Barrs at vb38 or Brittany McFadden at bm215.

* TIAA-CREF Counseling Appointments

The TIAA-CREF representative will be on the UE campus on Wednesday, February 19, 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, please call Carol McCraney at 488-2943.

* Deans' List Students Recognized at UE Libraries

Students who earned Deans' List status for Autumn Semester 2013 are recognized in an exhibit at the Library. Exhibit is located in entry lobby. Students merit the honor of being named to the Deans' List at the conclusion of each semester by earning a semester grade point average of 3.5 on a four point scale while carrying a full academic course load of at least twelve hours excluding Pass/Fail courses. Exhibit continues through February 7th.

* February Creative Writing Coffee Hour to Feature Lisa Nikolidakis

The guest speaker for the February Creative Writing Coffee Hour will be Visiting Profess of Creative Writing Lisa Nikolidakis. The lecture is set for Thursday, February 6 at 4 p.m. in the Melvin Peterson Gallery.

Nikolidakis, a graduate of Rutgers University, earned her PhD in creative writing from Florida State University. Her work has appeared in PANK, Harpur Palate, Necessary Fiction, The Chautauqua Review, Newport Review, River Styx, Press 53’s Open Anthology Awards (First Place, Creative Nonfiction), Night Train, and The Citron Review. She has finished her first memoir and is currently working on a collection of humorous essays.
 

* Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War Travel Exhibit Opens Thursday, February 6th

A traveling exhibit - "Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War" -  will be hosted by the UE Libraries from February 6 - March 21. The exhibit opens February 6 at 4 pm with a lecture by local historian William Bartelt, titled "We Cannot Escape History." Bartelt is the author of There I Grew Up: Remembering Abraham Lincoln's Indiana Youth. Then on March 19, Assistant Professor of History Robin Sager will present a lecture on the life and times of Loreta Janeta Velazquez, a Civil War cross-dresser from Cuba.

Both lectures will be in the J. Henry Schroeder Boardroom (Room 203) in the Library

Bartelt's lecture will explore Lincoln’s actions in fulfilling the promise of America begun by the founders.

Sager's lecture will discuss Velazquez’s 1876 work, The Woman in Battle: A Narrative of the Exploits, Adventures, and Travels of Madame Loreta Janeta Velazquez.  Velazquez provides a dramatic recounting of her exploits as a cross-dressing soldier fighting for the Confederacy.  Though not a very good fighter, Velazquez places herself in the center of the most hotly contested battles of the war. 

For more information, please contact Meg Atwater-Singer at 488-2487 or ma35.

Info You Should Know

* Community Service Opportunities

We have had recent requests for volunteers. Attached are some opportunities that you may want to share with your team/members.

  1. Patchwork Central is in need of tutors for 45 minute session one-on-one with students.
    1. 3:15-4:00 or 4:00-4:45
    2. Opportunity available all semester long
    3. Would like students to commit for the semester if possible to establish a relationship with the kids
    4. Contact Dixie at 812-424-2735 or dwilsbacher@patchwork.org
  2. The Schroeder Family School of Business Administration is sponsoring In Love on Main on Friday, February 14th
    1. Looking for 10-15 volunteers
    2. 4 p.m. to midnight (any amount of time between then)
    3. Needed to serve meals, set up, tear down
    4. This will be at 420 Main St.
    5. Contact Andre at ab498@evansville.edu
  3. Evansville Sports Corp is coordinating the NCAA Elite Eight and the GLVC Basketball Championship
    1. Dates are: March 6-9 and March 26-29
    2. Complete the form and return to jsands@evansvillesportscorp.org
    3. Volunteers will get two free single session tickets to the GLVC.
* Only Five Spots Left for NERDWARS!

Hurry! We have five spots left for the Nerd Wars trivia night and we can only hold them up till Friday. You and and up 4 other friends can compete against 19 other teams to win prizes. Food will be present. Contact jw504@evansville.edu to sign up. Registration is $5 per person. The event will take place in Eykamp on Tuesday, February 18. Spectators are welcome.

* Register for Collegiate Career Expo

There is still time to register for Career Expo and access over 100 employers! This free career fair will be held 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.

See a video about this Career Expo.

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

Athletics

* Women's Basketball Back In Action Saturday Afternoon

Your women’s basketball team returns to the Ford Center Saturday, February 8 for a 1:00 pm tipoff as the Aces take on Northern Iowa for the annual Hoops For A Cure game to benefit the Susan G. Komen Foundation. Silent and Chinese auctions will be set up in the lobby of the Ford Center for donated items including an autographed David West jersey and signed photographs of University of Kentucky men’s basketball coach John Calipari and University of Louisville men’s basketball coach Rick Pitino. T-shirts will also be given to the first 250 fans who donate to the Susan G. Komen Foundation.

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 Saturday afternoon at the Ford Center!

* Women's Basketball Hosts Drake Thursday Night

Your women’s basketball team is in action Thursday, February 6 at 7:00 pm as the Aces take on Drake at the Ford Center. Special Olympics athletes from the Evansville and Tri-State area will be participating in games of 3-on-3 basketball during halftime of Thursday night’s game.

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 Thursday night at the Ford Center!

* Women's Soccer Announces Spring/Summer ID Camps

The University of Evansville women’s soccer team has announced its Elite ID camp dates for this spring and summer, as the Purple Aces will hold camps on March 30 and June 14 for female high school players graduating between 2014-2017.

Both one-day camps will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on their respective dates and will give high school players a unique opportunity to experience what ti is like to be part of the UE women’s soccer program.

The cost for the camp is $100 per camper if players are registered before March 22 for the spring camp and June 7 for the summer camp. The cost for campers registering after those dates is $135 per camper.

For questions or additional information, please contact assist coach Grant Williams at gw42@evansville.edu or by phone at 812-488-2084.

Registration forms can be found at the following link:
http://gopurpleaces.com/news/2014/2/4/WSOC_0204141519.aspx

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