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Friday, February 7, 2014

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* First Friday Forum at 4: Faith and Faculty TONIGHT!

The Office of Academic Affairs and the Department of Religious Life are pleased to welcome Professor of Engineering, John Layer to the Faith and Faculty Forum series tonight - February 7 - at 4:00 p.m., Room 172, Schroeder Family School of Business Building. Dr. Layer will offer his story from a non-denominational, Christian perspective.

Dr. Layer earned his Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering at the University of Louisville; Masters of Business Administration at Arizona State University, and a
Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Evansville. He has 20 years of industry experience in mechanical & control engineering, project management, and operations management.

The monthly Forum provides an informal venue where UE faculty can present and offer reflections about their own faith traditions/religious practices and engage the University community in informal dialogue. Each forum lasts 50 minutes, 4:00 pm - 4:50 pm including time for Q & A.

By highlighting the religious diversity of our faculty, we aim to demonstrate the variety and richness of traditions represented on our campus. The forums will also encourage students and the campus community to widen their understanding of and respect for traditions different from their own.

As an institution affiliated with The United Methodist Church, we want to continually affirm our call to initiate and promote better relationships between Christians and people of other faiths based on informed understanding, critical appreciation, and balanced perspective. Interfaith discussions can make religion a bridge and not a barrier toward a peaceful world. The University of Evansville is committed to religious diversity and interfaith dialogue as we continue to serve an interconnected, global society.

For more information, please contact University Chaplain Tammy Gieselman, tg85@evansville.edu or Senior Vice-President for Academic Affairs John Mosbo, jm545@evansville.edu.
 

* 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.

* February 7 - Kickoff of #readingseries

Friday, February 7 will mark the kickoff of #readingseries, readings of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction by UE's Creative Writing majors. #readingseries will meet every first and third Friday of February, March, and April at 4 pm in the back room of The Slice. Join us on the 7th to hear work by Sam Johnson, Liz Crozier, and Kate Sarber.

Upcoming Events

* 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 pm in Harkness Hall (SB 162) and Tuesday’s session at 9:45 am 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.

* University Worship honors Boy Scouts this Sunday, 10:30 AM

University Worship this Sunday, February 9 at 10:30 a.m. in Neu Chapel! This week, we observe a United Methodist tradition of recognizing Boy Scouts. (Girl Scout Sunday will be observed in March.) Scout Sunday offers an excellent opportunity for the University of Evansville to recognize the importance of the Scouting program, the Scouts, and their leaders as an intentional part of ministry. All Scouts and Scout leaders are invited to attend! Join us as we sing a new song and proclaim new words of hope. All are welcome at the table, so join us as we seek to understand better our place in the world and God’s love for us all. Donuts and coffee bar opens at 10:00 a.m.

* Meeting for Road Trip Host

All students who have signed up to host for Road Trip must attend a mandatory meeting either on Tuesday, February 18 at 5:00 pm or 9:00 pm or Wednesday, February 19 at 5:00 pm or 9:00 pm. All meetings will be held in Koch 100. Please contact Ashley Ross (AJ53) or Bryan Hamann (BH153) if you have any conflicts.

* 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 (http://www.evansville.edu/careercenter/stCollegiateCareerExpoBus.cfm).

Fair registration is through UE JobLink (https://evansville-csm.symplicity.com/). Click the Jobs Tab -> CSM Jobs -> Posting #719891.

Find a list of registered employers here: https://cccc-in.experience.com/stu/cf_registered_employers?fhnd=6467.

To see a video about this Career Expo: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tz-3r7FZ8I0.

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.

* Recyclemania 2014

Recyclemania is back! This is a nationwide 8 week recycling contest between colleges and universities , and UE is participating for the fourth year in a row. So make sure you recycle your paper, newspapers, magazines, plastic bottles and aluminum cans instead of throwing them in the trash! This year we will be having some quizzes and contests with prizes to heighten awareness of the benefits of recycling and of UE’s recycling program. Stay tuned… more to come! For information about UE’s recycling program, check out the UE Recycling Guide at AceLink/Areas/Recycling. And anytime you have recycling questions, call 2697, or email js652.

* Register for the L2L Leadership Conference!

Are you a leader prepared to IMPACT the world? Join your peers on March 1, from 8:30am-3:00pm, for a leadership conference that will leave you inspired to truly make a difference in your own life, career, and community. Register online. 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.

* 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!

* 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!

* 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.

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.
a. 3:15-4:00 or 4:00-4:45
b. Opportunity available all semester long
c. Would like students to commit for the semester if possible to establish a relationship with the kids
d. 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 14
a. Looking for 10-15 volunteers
b. 4 pm to midnight (any amount of time between then)
c. Needed to serve meals, set up, tear down
d. This will be at 420 Main St.
e. Contact Andre at ab498@evansville.edu

3. Evansville Sports Corp is coordinating the NCAA Elite Eight and the GLVC Basketball Championship
a. Dates are: March 6-9 and March 26-29th
b. Complete the attached form and return to jsands@evansvillesportscorp.org
c. Volunteers will get two free single session tickets to the GLVC.
 

* Harlaxton Principal Search – Visit by Dr. Wanda Bigham

Dr. Wanda Bigham will be on campus today - Friday, February 7.  Dr. Bigham served as president at Marycrest College and Huntingdon College.  She is currently a Senior Consultant at Academic-Search, Inc., and at Stevens Strategy, Inc.  Material on Dr. Bigham may be found at the AceLink site for Harlaxton College.  A copy of the position description is available at the same site.  Following Dr. Bigham’s visit you are encouraged to submit your impressions using the online survey at: https://uesurvey.evansville.edu/TakeSurvey.aspx?SurveyID=n6524o2.  For additional information, please contact Terri Ames.

* Melvin Peterson Gallery Hours

The Melvin Peterson Gallery is open Mondays and Wednesdays from 12pm to 6pm and Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 12-3, while an exhibit is scheduled. Please check the Art Department's facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/pages/University-of-Evansville-Department-of-Art-Melvin-Peterson-Gallery/485418798147167 for information on current exhibits.

* SDF in Need of a New Committee Member

The Student Development Fund Committee is in need of a new committee member. The committee is looking for someone with a strong understanding in organization funding. Students on the committee are also required to attend hearings on Mondays at 3:30 PM. If you are interested in this position, please contact Kate Sherwood at ks389@evansville.edu.

* Only Five Spots Left for Nerd Wars!

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.

* IOL Applications Due Tuesday!

The Office of Cultural Engagement is hiring new International Orientation Leaders. We're looking for responsible, caring, and flexible student leaders who are up to the challenge of welcoming new international students to UE's campus this fall! This is a great opportunity for you to develop leadership skills and gain valuable experience to add to your resume.

Pick up an application in the Cultural Engagement Office (2nd Floor Ridgway, back of Student Life Suite) or access the application online. Applications are due February 11th to the Cultural Engagement Office.

* Harlaxton Principal Search – Visit by Dr. Jerry Seaman

Dr. Gerald Seaman will be on campus Tuesday, February 11, and Wednesday, February 12.  Dr. Seaman is currently Vice President and Dean of Faculty at Ripon College; he also served as Interim President of Ripon College.  Dr. Seaman was a member of the University of Evansville Department of Foreign Languages from 1992-2000, and he served as chair from 1997-2000.  There will be an open forum meeting with Dr. Seaman on Tuesday, February 11, from 4:00-5:00 PM in Room 173, Schroeder Family School of Business Building.  Material on Dr. Seaman may be found at the AceLink site for Harlaxton College.  A copy of the position description is available at the same site.  Following Dr. Seaman’s visit you are encouraged to submit your impressions using the online survey at: https://uesurvey.evansville.edu/TakeSurvey.aspx?SurveyID=n6524o2.  For additional information, please contact Terri Ames.

* 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.
* Working on Your Spring Break Body?

RSA would like to invite you to participate in our annual Get Fit. Live Well. healthy living challenge! To find more information or to sign up visit getfitlivewell.org. This year we will be patterning up with the EXSS Club to bring you a personalized work out plan, and healthy eating habits! Prizes this year include a water bottle, a tee shirt,ear buds and a surprise grand prize! Sign up today!

* 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.

* University of Evansville African American Scholarship

The University of Evansville African American Alumni Association (UEAAA) is pleased to announce the application process for the Zerah Priestly Carter University of Evansville African American Scholarship is now open. Alumni members raised the necessary funds to make this an endowed scholarship and named it in honor of Ms. Zerah Priestly Carter ’38, the first African American graduate of the University. The deadline to return all materials to the Office of Alumni and Parent Relations is Friday, March 14. This scholarship will be awarded each year to deserving African American UE student (s). The 2014 scholarship funds are in addition to other financial aid/scholarships awarded to the recipient! Interested and qualified students are encouraged to apply at this time. Go to the UEAAA Website (http://www.evansville.edu/alumni/ueaaaCarter.cfm) to see the criteria for the scholarship or to download an application. Questions? Contact H. Angela Williams at 812-488-2900 or aw162@evansville.edu.

Harlaxton Happenings

* Congratulations to Haralxton Faculty

Dr. Graham Baker, Teaching Fellow at Harlaxton College, will have an article titled “Eugenics and Migration: A case study of Salvation Army Literature about Canada and Britain, c. 1890-1921” published in the Canadian Bulletin of Medical History in April.

Dr. Edward Bujak, Senior Lecturer at Harlaxton, will be delivering a paper titled, "Britain's History at Home and Abroad in the Context of US/UK Study Abroad", at the 2014 Britain and the World Conference, organised by the British Scholar Society, at the University of Newcastle, 19-21 June.

Athletics

* Bears Earn 66-54 Win Over Aces At Ford Center

A 14-point, 10-rebound performance gave Egidijus Mockevicius his fourth double-double of the season, but Jarmar Gully finished with a game-high 18 points and 12 boards as Missouri State picked up a 66-54 win over the University of Evansville men’s basketball team at the Ford Center on Wednesday evening.

Mockevicius finished 4-of-9 from the field to tally his fourth double-double of the season for the Aces (10-14, 3-8 MVC). He also blocked a season-high five shots. Blake Simmons finished the night with 12 points while D.J. Balentine made it 23 out of 24 games posting double figures with his 11.

It was Missouri State (16-7, 6-5 MVC) taking a quick 4-0 lead as the Aces opened the game 0-4 with a turnover. Adam Wing got the Aces on the board three minutes in before Blake Simmons tied it up with a bucket of his own. After MSU opened up an 11-6 lead, the Aces closed it to 13-10 before the Bears rallied to go up by a 30-15 margin, the largest of the game.

Over the final 5:13 of the half, Evansville made its run, hitting four of its last five attempts as they scored 12 out of the final 13 points of the half. The Bears missed the final five shots of the half while turning the ball over on four occasions.

Out of the break, Missouri State reeled off the first nine points of the period as they re-took a double digit lead at 40-27. MSU connected on four buckets in a row as Ron Mvouika capped it off with his second triple of the night. Evansville missed its first three shots of the while posting four turnovers before a Balentine jumper put the Aces on the board.

The lead for the Bears reached 14 at 46-32, but Mockevicius did his best to get the Aces rolling once again as he posted five points in a row en route to becoming the first UE player to reach double digits. His efforts spearheaded a 13-5 run as the Aces cut the gap to just six points at 51-45 inside of the 8-minute mark.

With momentum on the Aces side, Jarmar Gulley ended the rally with a pair of free throws before a missed shot put the ball back in the Bears’ hands as Emmanuel Addo knocked down his lone three of the game to extend the lead back to 11 less than two minutes later. The Aces got within eight points in the final minute, but Missouri State hung on for the 66-54 win.

For the first time since January 7, 2011, the Aces failed to hit a long range shot, missing all 13 attempts against MSU. Coincidently, that game was also against Missouri State in Springfield.

Gulley led all players in scoring (18 points) and rebounds with 12. Mvouika also recorded a double-double with 14 points and 10 boards. MSU finished with a slight shooting advantage, hitting 40.4% of their shots while the Aces finished the night at 35.3%

Next up for the Aces is a road trip to Peoria, Ill. for the second meeting versus Bradley. In the first game, Evansville took a 66-60 win over the Braves at the Ford Center. After the trip, UE is back home to face Illinois State on Feb. 13 beginning at 7:05 p.m.
 

* 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!

* UE Men's Soccer to Host Spring Break Camp

The University of Evansville men’s soccer team has announced it will hold its Aces Soccer Spring Break Camp for boys and girls in grades K-6 from March 24-28. The cost for the camp will be $150 per camper for half-day sessions and $210 for full-day sessions.

The camp will be conducted on Black Beauty Field at Arad McCutchan Stadium and is specifically designed for boys and girls who want to learn the fundamental skills of soccer. Emphasis will be on correct technique and will be reinforced by individual instruction. The learning environment is enhanced by small groups, which guarantees involvement and the newest teaching and coaching methods are presented in a clear, concise manner.

The Aces Soccer Camp features an outstanding staff led by camp director and UE head coach Mike Jacobs, along with Aces assistant coaches Marshall Ray, Mike Pereira and Shaun Soderling. Current Aces players are on staff as well and will provide an autograph session at the end of the week for all campers.

For more information, please contact the Aces Soccer Camp office at 812-488-2294 or visit www.AcesSoccerCamp.com.
 

* 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!

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