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Tuesday, February 11, 2014

* 160th Founders Day Held February 16: Alumni Honored

On Sunday, February 16, UE will recognize it's 160th anniversary at the Founders Day convocation and luncheon. Bishop Michael Coyner will give the Edgar M. McKown lecture at the service at 10:30 a.m. Sunday in Neu Chapel. Immediately following the Alumni Association will sponsor the Founders Day luncheon in Eykamp Hall of the Ridgway University Center. The following awards will be presented following the lunch: Distinguished Alumnus Award - John David Lutz '64, Young Alumnus Award - Jamey Carroll '96, Samuel Orr Honorary Alumna Award - Patricia Bateman and Edie Bates Volunteer Service Award - Linda '78 and Keith '78 Phillips. Contact or extension 2586 for more information.


What's Happening Today

* This Week in Music

Assistant Professor of Voice and soprano Alanna Keenan will present this week’s Faculty Recital in Wheeler Concert Hall on Tuesday evening, February 11, at 7:30 p.m. Accompanied by Professor of Piano Anne Fiedler, Dr. Keenan will open the concert with two songs by Ottorino Respighi, to be followed by Erich Korngold’s Fünf Lieder, Op. 38. French composers will then come to the fore with performances of works by Debussy, Ravel, and Poulenc, and the program will conclude with American composer Ned Rorem’s Cycle of Holy Songs. The recital is free and open to the public.

The University of Evansville Jazz Ensemble and Music Management Association will host the Third Annual Jazz Swing Dance Fundraiser this Wednesday evening, February 12, from 7:00 to 9:00 pm. The event will take place at the Old Courthouse Ballroom (2nd floor) in downtown Evansville. The evening will include live jazz by the University of Evansville Jazz Ensemble I, dancing, a cash bar, free finger food and desserts, and a silent auction. All proceeds go to help the UE Jazz Ensemble and Music Management Association. Money raised in the past has helped bring in guest jazz soloists and has funded student travel to jazz festivals and to the Winter NAMM (global music products industry) Show in Anaheim California. Tickets are $20 in advance or at the door. Contact Katy VonDerHeide at for more ticket information.

This week, the UE Music Therapy students will be involved in two community service projects. On Wednesday, February 12, they will be hosting a Valentine’s Day Party for the residents of University Nursing & Rehabilitation (formerly Little Sisters of the Poor). They will also visit those residents who are unable to attend the party. On Thursday, February 13, they will present information on the importance of singing to newborns to expectant parents during the monthly Childbirth Education class offered at St. Mary’s Hospital.

* French Club Crêpe Night!

Grab a friend and join the French Club for an evening of French cuisine! Learn a bit about the French culture through making and eating crêpes with the us this Tuesday, February 11, at 7:00 pm in the Hale Hall Kitchen. All ingredients will be provided, so stop by and build your own crêpe masterpiece! This is a petite soirée you don't want to miss.

* Village Housing Information Meetings Today

Students interested in living in an on-campus Townhouse, North Hall, apartment, or house next year should plan to attend one of the following informational meetings about the Villages. We will explain how to apply for Village housing and other important information related to living in the Villages.

Meetings will be at 4:00 pm, 8:30 pm, and 9:30 pm on February 13 in Room 126, Hyde Hall

You can find dates and other information about the Housing Selection Process in the residence life section of the University website at, including a housing assignments flowchart.


Upcoming Events

* SAB needs your input for Sunset Roundtable

Ever wanted to know the process the Student Activities Board (SAB) needs to go through in order to book an act for Sunset Concert? Do you have any feedback about Sunset Concerts for years past — like the bands, location, handouts, etc? We need your input in order to make Sunset Concert better — and we CANNOT do it without you.

TODAY -  February 13 - at 8:00 p.m. in Eykamp 251, Ridgway University Center, SAB will host the roundtable to discuss the future of Sunset. We will have popcorn for participants, and all are encouraged to stay for our movie "We're the Millers" at 9:30 p.m.

* Robert Catena to give Crick Lecture this Wednesday

This Wednesday, February 12 at 4 p.m., Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy Robert Catena will be giving the next Crick Lecture in KC100. A short abstract of his talk, ""Motor performance following concussion", follows: Starting 10 years ago, Catena began researching the effects of concussion on motor performance. During this research he found a particularly strong interaction between attention and balance control. This research has led to a current endeavor to develop a clinical balance test following concussion. His past, current, and future research in concussions will be discussed.

* I-House: United Arab Emirates

All members of the campus and local community are encouraged to attend I-House: United Arab Emirates. I-House features a different international student each week sharing their story of life in their country. This week, several UAE students will be sharing about their life and passing out prizes!! Attendees will learn about culture, lifestyle, food, and so much more. Bring your friends to enjoy the presentation this Wednesday at 7 pm on the 2nd floor of Ridgway University Center in the Class of 1959 Gallery.

* Career Day 2014

Nearly 80 employers are registered for Career Day 2014! Looking for a full-time professional position? Cooperative education opportunity? Internship? Summer job? Make plans to attend Career Day on Tuesday, February 18, from 11 AM – 2 PM in the Student Fitness Center. See registered employers in JobLink ( Also, pre-register for the event in JobLink to allow employers to view your resume early!


Info You Should Know

* Writing Workshops Start This Week!

Need help with your paper? You are invited to the first Writing Center workshop/boot camp this Thursday at 5 p.m. Mission: grammar and style. See you there.

* FINAL Week to Register for the L2L Leadership Conference!

Are you a leader prepared to IMPACT the world? Join your peers on March 1, from 8:30 am-3:00 pm, 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.

* Teacher Education Admission Packets Now Available

Teacher Education Admission packets are now available in the School of Education office, Graves Hall, 304. It is time to apply to the program if you plan to intern during the Fall 2014 or even the Spring 2015 semesters. Education majors must be aware that internships are not possible unless the student has been admitted to the Teacher Education program.

Stop by the School of Education office for more information about the requirements, portfolio, and deadlines or contact your education advisor.

* 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

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

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
c. Volunteers will get two free single session tickets to the GLVC.

* 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 for information on current exhibits.

* Orientation Leader applications due February 11!

Students interested in applying for an Orientation Leader (OL) position may pick up an application in the Dean of Students Office located within the Student Life Center on the second floor of Ridgway University Center. Applications are due February 11 by 4:30 p.m. References are due Feb. 26.

* 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:  For additional information, please contact Terri Ames.

* Freshman and Senior Survey – UE wants your feedback!

On Tuesday, February 18, freshmen and seniors will receive an email from Dr. Kazee asking them to participate in the National Survey of Student Engagement (or NSSE, pronounced “nessie”). UE collects these survey data in order to determine how engaged students are in meaningful learning opportunities both in- and out- of the classroom. The survey takes about 15 to 20 minutes to complete. Individual responses will remain confidential and the University will use only aggregated data in its analysis of student responses. If you have questions about the survey contact Amy Brandebury, Assistant Vice President for Institutional Effectiveness, at



* Beavers Publishes Paper in Award Winning Book

The book, "Alan Turing: His Life and Impact," won three of the prestigious PROSE Awards, the American Publishers Awards for Professional and Scholarly Excellence, for this past year. It won best book of 2013 in the categories of "Physical Sciences and Mathematics," and also in the category of "Mathematics." More importantly, of all books selected for PROSE awards for 2013, it won best academic book overall as the recipient of the R. R. Hawkins Award. The book was edited by Barry Cooper, Chairman of the International Turing Centenary Committee, and Jan van Leeuwen, editor of the journal Ethics and Information Technology. Anthony Beavers, professor of philosophy at the University of Evansville, who served as a member of the International Turing Centenary Committee and a special editor for Ethics and Information Technology, published a short article in this book, titled "Alan Turning: Mathematical Mechanist," as an introduction to Turing's 1947 lecture to the London Mathematical Society. Interested persons can read the article at



* Aces Take On Redbirds Wednesday Night

Aces fans, your men’s basketball team returns to the Ford Center Wednesday, February 12, as they take on Illinois State at 7:05 pm. Local juggler and entertainer Zachary Watson of Trix Stix LLC will be performing his high-energy, intense act during halftime of Wednesday’s game.

Students get free admission to Wednesday night’s game with their UE IDs, and students can also earn Student Rewards points just for attending the game, as well as Aces home events as well. These points for attending Aces home events then can be used to claim prizes such as t-shirts, hats, sunglasses, tumblers and sweatshirts! All full-time faculty, staff and administration receive two complimentary tickets to all men’s and women’s basketball 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.

Come out and support the men’s basketball team Wednesday night at the Ford Center as the Aces take on the Redbirds!

* 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


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