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Wednesday, March 26, 2014

What's Happening Today

* Catholic Mass in Neu Chapel tonight

Everyone is welcome for Mass tonight in Neu Chapel at 9:30 pm. This week's celebrant is Father Godfrey Mullen, OSB, rector of St. Benedict Cathedral. He will be available for the Sacrament of Reconciliation beforehand at 9:00 p.m. Interested in learning more? Join us at the Newman Center at 7:00 p.m. for the next episode in Fr. Robert Barron's Catholicism series, which will focus on the Eucharist and the Mass. E-mail Mike Roesch at mr201 with any questions!

* Hey Seniors! Your Chance to Say Thank you

Seniors! Now is your change to say thank you to the people who have helped you while you were at UE. AcesTV will be recording thank you messages from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday. Seniors can give personalized messages by finding the AcesTV camera on the first floor of Ridgway University Center. This video will be played during graduation so that everyone can see it, including family, faculty, and staff! This is a guaranteed way to thank the people who have made a difference in your life.

* EXSS Career Forum Tonight

The EXSS Club and Career Development are putting on the annual EXSS Career Forum today, 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 Attendees are asked to dress business-casual. All EXSS students are advised to attend.

* 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!

* 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

* 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.

* 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.


Upcoming Events

* 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:

Direct any questions to Keziah Colleton @

* Budgeting in the Real World: Life After College

In an ever-changing economy, young professionals, upcoming graduates, and students are often confronted with issues of personal finance. How am I going to make rent and pay my bills, in addition, to paying back my student loans? What about retirement plans, 401K's, and investing in the stock market? If you've ever been concerned about these or other personal finance issues, please join us on Thursday, March 27 and have all of your questions answered by professionals who can help put your mind at ease. The event will be held in the Schroeder School of Business Building in Room 162, from 6:00 – 7:00 PM. Food and beverages will be provided.

* 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:

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, or Douglas Reed, University Organist,

* 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!

* 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.

* 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.

* Don't Stop Rockin'

Chi Omega is hosting it's Second Annual Don't Stop Rockin' this Thursday and Friday, March 27 and 28! The Rock-a-Thon is only $3 to rock per 15 minutes, and all proceeds benefit Albion Fellows Bacon Center. Rocking chairs will be set up in the Grassy Knoll Thursday from 11:00 am- 7:00 pm and Friday from 8:00 am- 7:00 pm. Sign ups to rock begin March 24 in Ridgway University Center!

* Sign Up for UE Gives Back

UE Gives Back, our annual Spring Day of Service will be held the weekend of April 4, 5 and 6. We have several locations in the Evansville area in need of volunteers for these days. To sign up yourself or your team, go to our new volunteer database site at for a list of the volunteer projects.

To sign up yourself or a group, you must first set up an account, but it only takes seconds to do. Check the dates and times carefully as the sites have requested volunteers for a time that is convenient for them. There are Friday day and evening shifts, Saturday morning, afternoon and evening shifts as well.

Let's have a great turnout for our annual day of service!


Info You Should Know

* Attention UE Cardholders - Pcard Fraud

We are experiencing increased Pcard fraudulent activity. These fraudulent transactions vary in dollar amounts from $3.00 to more than $250.00. It is very important that all cardholders monitor the transactions that post in SDG2 very closely and report any suspect activity immediately. SDG2 is web-based and maybe accessed via internet 24/7. To report fraud, please contact Kim Winsett via email (kw83), or phone (extension 2940)with your contact information.

* 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!

* 2014-2015 Andiron Lecture Series Call for Papers

You are invited to submit an abstract for papers on any aspect of your research or expertise for the 2014-2015 Andiron Lectures in the Liberal Arts and Sciences. Faculty and administrators from across the University campus as well as members of the Evansville community are invited to submit proposals. All disciplines and fields of study are welcome. Reading time for papers is approximately 40 minutes. Deadline for abstract submission is April 15, 2014.

Please provide the following by email:

A 50-word abstract
Name, Academic Affiliation/ Occupation,
Paper title, Contact Information

Please send submissions to:

Chris Mohn

Nominations for off-campus speakers can be sent by email to Andiron Lecture committee members Mohammad Azarian, Wes Milner, Annette Parks, John Stamm, Bill Hemminger and Chris Mohn (chair).

* 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.

* 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

* 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.



* 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.



* Tennis to Open MVC Play Wednesday at SIU

Fresh off of a strong 5-2 home win over IPFW, the University of Evansville women’s tennis team is set to open up Missouri Valley Conference play at Southern Illinois on Wednesday afternoon at 2 p.m.

Evansville played just one match this week, but Marketa Trousilova made the most out of it in leading the Purple Aces to a 5-2 win over IPFW. Trousilova and Marina Moreno improved to 7-0 when teamed up as they shut out the duo of Emily Richardson and Miloslava Shustova by an 8-0 final. In singles, Trousilova played at No. 1 against Mayu Sato. Sato entered the match at 13-1 in dual play, but Trousilova kept her hot stretch going, defeating Sato in three sets, 4-6, 6-1, 6-4.

Andjela Brguljan teamed up with Mina Milovic to earn an 8-7 doubles win over Carlota Trevino and Ella Norgren. Later, she topped Marcy Huck in two sets, 6-3, 6-3. The Aces took the doubles tally before winning four out of six singles matches to finish the day.

UE has enjoyed its time playing at home this spring. The Aces have won two out of three home matches, topping UT Martin in an indoor match in February before defeating IPFW on Saturday in their first outdoor home match this spring. Since the beginning of the 2009-10 campaign, the Purple Aces are an impressive 25-9 in home matches.

The Salukis are coming off a 6-1 loss to No. 52 ranked Illinois. Gisela Cairo Baza scored the lone point for SIU when she defeated Emily Barretta at the No. 6 spot with a score of 4-6, 6-4, 1-0. SIU is 10-4 this spring and won its prior ten matches before falling to the Illini.

Much of the Salukis' success has come from freshmen this season. The three freshmen on the roster have combined for 17 wins in singles action this season, including five wins at the No. 2 position by Meagan Monaghan.

* 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 or at 812-488-2757. If you need information on the High School Shoot-Outs, please contact Chad Harmon at or at 812-488-2757.


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