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Tuesday, March 25, 2014

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* Vote for People's Choice Award in Student Art Exhibition

Stop by the Melvin Peterson Gallery to view the 52nd annual Student Art Exhibition and cast your vote for the People's Choice Award. Each visitor may cast one vote for his or her favorite piece of artwork. The student whose piece earns the most votes by the end of the exhibition (Monday, April 7, 2014) will be declared the winner and receive a $150 cash award.
The Melvin Peterson Gallery is open noon-6:00 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays and noon-3:00 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.

For more information, please contact the Department of Art at 812-488-2043.

* SGA Runoff Elections

SGA Runoff Elections are being held on AceLink TODAY, Tuesday, March 25, until 5:00 PM. Voting is for SGA President and Student Elected Trustee. Don't forget to vote!

* This Week in Music: Faculty and Guest Recitals

Assistant Professor of Music and Director of Bands Kenneth Steinsultz (euphonium) will present this week’s Faculty Recital in Wheeler Concert Hall on Tuesday evening at 7:30 p.m. The concert will feature various twentieth-century works, including the famous euphonium piece, Fantaisie Originale, a set of virtuosic variations by the Italian euphonium player and Sousa Band member Simone Mantia, based on a melody by the obscure nineteenth-century Italian composer Ermanno Picchi. Professor of Piano Anne Fiedler will accompany Dr. Steinsultz, and Consortium Instructor of Percussion Ross Erickson will join Dr. Steinsultz for a performance of William P. Dougherty’s Duo for Euphonium and Percussion. The concert is free and open to the public.

The Department of Music will host a performance by the Grand Valley State University Early Music Ensemble in Wheeler Concert Hall this Friday evening, March 28, at 7:30 p.m. The ensemble is under the direction of Associate Professor Pablo Mahave-Veglia and includes both Grand Valley faculty members and students. The group is dedicated to the performance of pre-Classical repertory utilizing period instruments, or faithful modern replicas, as well as historically informed performance practice. The ensemble’s UE program will consist of works by several Baroque composers, including Arcangelo Corelli and Antonio Vivaldi. The concert is free and open to the public.
 

* Campus Flora and Fauna Walk, Tuesday March 25 from 2:45-4 pm

The Environmental Ethics 316 class is going on a campus walk where students have identified fun facts about species we share our campus with. Dr. Cris Hochwender generously agreed to share his botanical brilliance, and Dr. John Meredig kindly agreed to share his breathtaking birding skills. All are welcome. We will meet at 2:45 pm in HH 226 and depart from there. The event will happen rain or shine.

* March Madness Sale

The UE Bookstore is offering 15% OFF all NIKE and Under Armour merchandise during the week of March 24. Sale ends Saturday, March 29. Discount taken off the original price of all items. Includes shorts, caps, tee shirts, sweatshirt, and other branded items.

* Experience the French Culture!

Join the French Club this Tuesday, March 25 at 7:00 pm in Eykamp 253, Ridgway University Center for some French fun! All are welcome.

* Department of History Spring Lecture Planned for March 25

This year's History Department Spring Lecture will feature Mark M. Carroll, associate professor of history at the University of Missouri. This event is free and open to the public, and faculty, staff, students, and the campus community are invited to attend. The lecture, titled "Wanton Words and the People's Law: Transgressive Women and the Vagaries of Slander in the Trans-Mississippi Southwest, 1804-1860," will take place from 4-5:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 25, in Eykamp 251, Ridgway University Center

* Disable the Label - Disability Awareness Events

Please join us for one or both of our upcoming events planned for Disability Awareness Month and have a chance to win a Kindle Fire!!

Student Panel Discussion - Tuesday, March 25 at 4 pm in Eykamp 252 in Ridgway University Center. Panelists include UE students with various disabilities, a parent of a student with disabilities, and Mary Lombardo-Graves, Assistant Professor of Special Education. The discussion is always enlightening and inspiring.

Disability Awareness Fair -Thursday, April 3 from 5-6:30 pm, first floor lobby of Ridgway University Center and Rademacher Lounge (next to UE Bookstore) The fair will have interactive simulations provided by the EVSC, assistive technology, Music Therapy, sign language demonstrations, and much more!!
 

Upcoming Events

* EXSS Career Forum Tomorrow, March 26

The EXSS Club and Career Development are putting on the annual EXSS Career Forum Wednesday, March 26. The forum will be from 6:00-8:00 P.M. in Room 170 (Smythe Lecture Hall) of the Schroeder Family School of Business Building. There will be panelists from different organizations in our area who will come to share their experiences. This event will be a great opportunity for everyone who would like to make acquaintances with the local health care professionals. Any questions should be emailed to Margaret Campbell at mj102@evansville.edu. Attendees are asked to dress business-casual. All EXSS students are advised to attend.

* Time Management Seminar for Academic Excellence

Phi Alpha Delta presents: Time Management Seminar for Academic Excellence on Saturday, March 29 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m., in Room 172, Schroeder School of Business Building

Always wish you had more time? Not enough hours in the day? Feel like there’s no way to meet all the assignments without an extension? Help Has Arrived! Phi Alpha Delta, UE’s Law Fraternity is happy to be sponsoring a Time Management Seminar for Academic Excellence, FREE to UE students.

What’s in it for you?
•Certificate of Completion (perfect for the resume)
•Free Lunch (sponsored by KakePoPs by Kashari)
•Learning time management skills from the best in the project management business
•Gaining a specific skill set that can enhance academic performance (better time management = better grades, & a happier, less-stressed you!)
•FREE, FREE, FREE (by the way…it’s FREE)

SPACE IS LIMITED, Pre-registration required**. Registration closes 11:59 pm on March 27
**Registration ensures a seat at the seminar, lunch, and seminar materials.
Sign-up here today:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/time-management-seminar-for-academic-success-tickets-10914301971

Direct any questions to Keziah Colleton @ kc203@evansville.edu

* Fisk Film Explores Inter-disciplinary Team Work and Creativity

The campus community is invited to view TO HEAR THE MUSIC, a one-hour video that tells the story of how an 18-year old physics major went from atomic bomb building to music making and created an internationally known company dedicated to the art of pipe organ building.

Learn how an art major, chemistry major, music theory major, industrial designer, and car enthusiast work together to create the most complex musical instrument in the world.

Watch trailer here: http://vimeo.com/89125154

See the film on Sunday, March 30, in Harkness Hall, Room 162 in the Schroeder School of Business Building at 4:00 p.m. Admission free. Sponsored by the Department of Religious Life and the Neu Chapel Society.

For more information: Tamara Gieselman, University Chaplain, tg85@evansville.edu or Douglas Reed, University Organist, dr5@evansville.edu.

* Creative Writing Coffee Hour-Wahnita DeLong Reading to Feature Tony Barnstone

Poet Tony Barnstone will be the speaker at the Creative Writing Coffee Hour- Wahnita DeLong Reading on Thursday, March 27. The lecture starts at 4 p.m. in the Melvin Peterson Gallery.

Barnstone is the Albert Upton Professor of English at Whittier College and the author of 13 books, including Tongue of War: From Pearl Harbor to Nagasaki, winner of the John Ciardi Prize in Poetry, and The Golem of Los Angeles, winner of the Benjamin Saltman Award in Poetry. A distinguished translator of Chinese poetry, he earned his PhD from the University of California at Berkeley and has received numerous awards, including a poetry fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts. Tony Barnstone’s most recent collection of poetry is Buddha in Flames, published by Sheep Meadow Press.

* Science Writing Bootcamp

There will be a Science Writing Bootcamp at the Writing Center on Thursday, March 27 at 5 p.m. This workshop will address the stylistic differences between general academic and scientific writing. Specifically, we will talk about word and phrasing choice, the passive voice, verbosity, and writing and justifying your hypothesis—strategies for improving your scientific prose.

* Math Puzzle Mania!

All are welcome to join us in the math department to play mathematical puzzles (such as Sudoku, Rubik's cube, the 15-puzzle, and more). This awesomeness will take place Thursday, March 27 in Room 312 in Koch Center  from 4:00-5:00 pm. We will include a brief demonstration and discussion on the mathematics behind these types of puzzles. Snacks will be provided so bring your friends to the fun!

* Recyclemania - Get Caught Green-Handed this Wednesday!

Recyclers: Be on the lookout this Wednesday, March 26 at recycling stations in Ridgway University Center! The Recyclemania crew will be handing out prizes to those who are "caught green handed" recycling and placing their recyclables in the appropriate bin. This is the last week of Recyclemania but remember that recycling is important all year round!

* Free HIV Testing

There will be free HIV testing for students and staff on March 28 from 9 a.m. to noon. Call the Health Center at 488-2033.

* I-House: Nigeria

All members of the campus and local community are encouraged to attend I-House: Nigeria. I-House features a different international student each week sharing their story of life in their country. This week, Senior Obinna Uyanna will discuss what his life is like in Nigeria. Attendees will learn about culture, lifestyle, food, and so much more. Bring your friends to enjoy the presentation this Wednesday at 7pm on the 2nd floor of Ridgway University Center in the Class of 1959 Gallery.

* Women's HER-Story Month Event

On Wednesday, March 26 there will be a film presentation and discussion. The film is entitled: We Women Warriors (Tejiendo Sabiduría) by Nicole Kavsin.

The film depicts Colombia’s war-torn indigenous villages, where three brave women from distinct tribes use nonviolent resistance to defend their people’s survival. The film will show that while trapped in a protracted conflict that is fueled by the drug trade, indigenous women are resourcefully leading and creating transformation imbued with hope.

After the film, a discussion will be facilitated by Assistant Professor of Spanish Diana Rodríguez Quevedo, Department of Foreign Languages.

The event will take place on:
March 26, 2014
7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Eykamp 251, Ridgway University Center

Snacks will be provided.

This event is co-Sponsored by UE Spanish Club and the Black Student Union

* Family Weekend & Homecoming to Combine

Family Weekend & Homecoming to combine in 2014! Homecoming and Family Weekend are scheduled for October 3-5! The Office of Alumni and Parent Relations has started working on event planning. If your department or organization would like to have an event during this weekend, please complete the "Family Weekend Event Form" by April 18, by clicking on this link: http://acelink.evansville.edu/Areas/Alumni/, or by e-mailing the information to Alumni@evansville.edu. This year, all requests will be gathered and will be reviewed for approval. Like past years' successful events, we would like to have a lot of student, school, and department participation! If you have any questions, please contact alumni@evansville.edu or extension 2586.

* Delta Sigma Pi Entrepreneurship Panel

Come join us for a chance to meet with alumni who have started their own businesses and find out how their career paths have been shaped by their collegiate experiences. Wednesday, March 26 from 6-8 p.m. in Eykamp 253-255, Ridgway University Center. This counts as an ACES Passport Event and eligible for honors points.

* Coalition of Dietary Restrictions Call Out Meeting

Join us for our first annual call out meeting on Thursday, March 27 at 7 p.m. The meeting will be held on the second floor of Ridgway University Center near the Radio Station. Come meet others who are gluten free, dairy free, nut free, vegetarian, and halal and those with other dietary restrictions and learn why these diets are necessary for some people. Join us for an allergen free food adventure! Contact Claire Eckert at ce85 if you have any questions.

Free food.
 

* Young Americans for Liberty Call Out Meeting Today!

Young Americans for Liberty (YAL) is a liberty based organization. We are interested in restoring the Constitution and having a limited government where people can succeed on their own merit. The mission of YAL is to identify, educate, train, and mobilize youth activists committed to "winning on principle." Our goal is to cast the leaders of tomorrow and reclaim the policies, candidates, and direction of our government. If you are interested, please join us at our call out meeting on March 27, at 7:00 pm in Room 272, Schroeder Family School of Business Building.

* Wednesday, March 26 - Safety & Security Silent Auction

The office of Safety & Security will hold its annual Lost and Found Auction on Wednesday March 26. You will be able to view the items in Eykamp 252, Ridgway University Center, from 10 a.m.-3 p. m., on the 26th. This is a silent auction - all bids are confidential.

Info You Should Know

* SAB Sunset Concert Tickets Available in Ridgway

Are you ready for the Student Activities Board Sunset Concert 2014? The SAB Executive Board wants you to be there! This year's headlining act is SmashMouth, with special guests Love & Theft. The concert will be April 11 at 8 pm at the Ford Center, and transportation will be provided. Tickets are FREE to all full time UE students with an current ID.

To pick up your ticket, stop by the SAB table in the Ridgway University Center this week (until March 28) during lunch or dinner to pick up your ticket, and a guest ticket if you need one! The process is really easy and really fast, so you only need a minute! Don't miss out on your Sunset Concert ticket today!
 

* Voicemail System Upgrade

The Office of Technology Services will be upgrading the campus voicemail server this Sunday, March 30, starting at 12:00 am. 

Voicemail will unavailable until about 6:00 am Sunday morning.   During the upgrade, you will still be able to check your current voicemail stored in your email by opening the attachment, but you will not be able to call into the system to listen to your messages or change greetings.

If you expect to get important voicemail during this time you will need to forward your office phone to your cell phone or home phone.  You can do this by pressing CFwdALL on your office phone then input the number you want to forward your calls to, i.e. 918125551234.  Then on Monday press CFwdAll again to remove the forward.  This upgrade is necessary to prepare for upgrades to our email server and fix some current synchronization issues some users are experiencing.

* Pcard Cycle Reconciliation Reminder

The March Pcard cycle that began on February 22 ended on March 21 at midnight. Cardholders may reconcile their posted transactions in SDG2 and print their cycle report before the GL upload scheduled for March 28.

* Faculty Regalia Rental

This is a reminder from the Bookstore to any faculty that have NOT turned in the their regalia rental orders that you need to do so as soon as possible. Rental orders are on a first come basis and the rental company may not be able to guarantee hood colors as it gets closer to graduation time. If you have questions please contact the Bookstore.

* Faculty Adoptions Due

This is a reminder to all faculty and departments that adoptions for the Summer and Fall 2014 terms are now due in UE Bookstore. If you have any questions or need help with filling out the adoptions please contact the Bookstore. Thanks for your help

* Apply to Be an I-House Coordinator

Apply to be an I-House Coordinator for the 2014-2015 academic year. International House (I-House) is a program that offers weekly country presentations to the University of Evansville campus community. The I-House Coordinator is an 8-month paid position that includes but is not limited to recruiting I-House presenters, coordinating publicity, and organizing the details of all I-House presentations.

Access applications at the Cultural Engagement office (2nd Floor of Ridgway) or here:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1krZA0y1IynP7i2QwLZ6fNqYXT0SNqjy4nkdoCWLkA8M/edit?usp=sharing

Applications are due April 4. Email ld101@evansville.edu with any questions!
 

* What UEL Can Do 4U: Trial of Academic Video Online

Do you need to view the CBS footage of the 1960 Kennedy-Nixon debate? Could you use a video of the PBS production of The Belle of Amherst, or the A&E production of How America Was Made: America’s Ice Age or the BBC production of Tutankhamun's Tomb and the Rosetta Stone?

Academic Video Online currently contains more than 26,000 full video titles and well over 11,000 hours of content. Subject collections include Art & Architecture, Health Sciences, History, Music & Performing Arts, Psychology & Counseling, Sciences & Engineering, and Social Sciences. Titles in each collection include documentaries, interviews, performances, news programs and newsreels, field recordings, commercials, and raw footage. Academy and Emmy winning films, classroom instruction films, newly released films and previously unavailable archival material are part of Academic Video Online.

UE Libraries will trial this video collection until April 16, 2014.

Contact Kathy Bartelt (kb4@evansville.edu) with comments or questions or to schedule a training session.
 

* Reminder for May Graduates

May graduates are reminded that you still require a cap and gown and/or announcements there is still time to purchase them in the UE Bookstore. You should allow yourself at least one month for shipping announcements. Also if you are a masters or doctoral graduate you need to contact the Bookstore immediately as those garments are custom made and need additional time to receive. If you have any questions please contact the UE Bookstore.

Congratulations

* Heidi Strobel

Heidi Strobel, associate professor of art history, attended the 45th Annual American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies Meeting in Williamsburg, Virginia last week. While there, she presented a paper in the "Teaching Tradition in a Non-Traditional Classroom" Women's Caucus session. She also chaired a session on textiles at the conference.

* Joseph Tipton

Joseph Tipton, assistant professor of mechanical engineering, was a coauthor on two articles published in the March 2014 issue of IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science. Both articles involved his summer research at Oak Ridge National Laboratory for Germany's W7-X Stellarator fusion experiment. The titles are "Design and Analysis of Divertor Scraper Elements of the W7-X Stellarator" and "Modeling and Analysis of the W7-X High Heat-Flux Divertor Scraper Element".

* Michael Zimmer

Michael Zimmer, Guthrie May Endowed Professor of Business, has had an article published in the current issue of Papers in Regional Science (Vol. 93 No. 1). The paper, entitled "All in the Family: Self Selection and Migration by Couples", is coauthored with Kent Eliasson and Olle Westerlund of Umea University, Sweden, and Robert Nakosteen, University of Massachusetts.

Athletics

* UE Basketball Announces 2014 Summer Camps

The University of Evansville men’s basketball team has announced its summer camp schedule for 2014. Six different sessions will take place, giving young basketball players the chance to work with Purple Aces coaches several times throughout the summer.

Three Day Camp sessions will be held in June and July. The first two sessions (June 9-12 and June 23-26) are for grades 1-12 while the third and final session (July 14-17) is for children in grades 1-6. Regarded as one of the top basketball camps in the Midwest, they each run four days. Monday through Wednesday of each session run from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. while the Thursday in each camp goes until noon.

Three days of lunch, a camp t-shirt and Aces basketball is included while registration begins on the Monday of each camp at 8 a.m. Camp format includes individual skill development, contests, 3-on-3 and 5-on-5 games.

A Shooting Skills Camp will be held from June 20-21 and is for grades 1-12. Running from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. on both days, the camp will feature detailed shooting instruction that includes shooting skills improvement and drills. Campers receive lunch, a t-shirt and basketball with this session.

The Father and Son Camp will take place on June 14-15 and is a great bonding experience for fathers and sons from preschool through 8th grade. Camp goes from 6 p.m. Saturday through 3 p.m. on Sunday. It features a one night stay on the UE campus along with three meals. Emphasis will be on skill development, team play and fun. All campers receive a t-shirt.

Two sessions of High School Shoot-Outs will be held. Limited spots are available for the camps, which will be held on June 13-14 and 27-28. Every team that signs up is guaranteed five games over the course of the event. Games include two 20-minute halves and will have two licensed officials at each one.

All games in the Shoot-Outs will be played at the Fifth Third Practice Facility or Carson Center. Camps emphasize skill development, team play and fun.

For full information, please click on the link above for the brochure. For more information on any of the camps, please contact University of Evansville Director of Operations Kavon Lacey at kl82@evansville.edu or at 812-488-2757. If you need information on the High School Shoot-Outs, please contact Chad Harmon at ch121@evansville.edu or at 812-488-2757.
 

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