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Thursday, March 27, 2014

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* 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.

* 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.

* 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.

* 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.

* 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.

* 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!

* 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.

* 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.

* 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!


Upcoming Events

* MESCON 2014 Is Saturday!

MESCON 2014 Is Saturday! The UE Community is invited to 2014 MESCON (Math, Engineering, Science CONference) on Saturday, March 29, in Koch Center. This annual conference celebrates undergraduate scientific research and engineering design from excellent colleges and universities in the Midwestern region. Starting at 8:00 am, students will give oral and poster presentations from areas ranging in biology, chemistry, mathematics, computer science, and engineering. Please come hear student presentations and see poster presentations.

MESCON Committee members Dr. Todsapon Thananatthanachon (MESCON Chair), Dr. Dick Blandford, Dr. Deborah Hwang, Dr. Joyce Stamm, Dr .John Stamm, Dr. Arlen Kaufman, Dr. Mary T. Padberg, Dr. Taylor McNeill, Dr. James Doane, and Dr. Lora Becker.

Special thanks to the University of Evansville.

* University Worship this Sunday - Tailgate Party to Follow!

Plan to attend University Worship this Sunday, March 30 at 10:30 a.m. in Neu Chapel! This week we seek to understand the story about the blind man and Jesus, John 9: 1-41. New words of hope are on the agenda! Neu Chapel student-led jazz ensemble and vocalists will be leading totally new music AGAIN! All are welcome at the table, so join us as we seek to understand better our place in life and God’s love for the world. Donuts and coffee bar opens at 10:00 a.m. Tailgate party with homemade comfort food immediately following worship!

* This Weekend in Music: Jazz Guest Artist Concert

Brazilian-influenced jazz will be featured in the next concert in the Jazz Guest Artist Concert Series. Phil DeGreg and his exciting and innovative Samba Jazz Syndicate from Cincinnati, OH, will perform in Wheeler Concert Hall on Sunday, March 30, at 4:00 p.m. Pianist and leader Phil DeGreg is Associate Professor of Jazz Studies at the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music. A graduate of Yale University and the University of North Texas, he was a member of the Woody Herman Orchestra, and has accompanied many well-known jazz musicians, including J. J. Johnson, Slide Hampton, Eddie Daniels, and Mark Murphy, among many others. Phil has appeared as leader on 11 CD recordings, and has been recognized as one of the most important jazz musicians of today. Phil formed the six-member Samba Jazz Syndicate as a result of developing an interest in Brazilian jazz on several trips to that country. The group will perform both original Brazilian compositions and jazz standards in a Latin-American style. Admission to the concert is $10.00 for adults and $5.00 for students with I.D. Tickets can be obtained by contacting the UE Department of Music at 479-2754, and any remaining tickets will be available at the door.

* Tamara Gieselman to be guest speaker at Andiron Lecture

University of Evansville Chaplain Tamara K. Gieselman will be the speaker at the Andiron Lecture on Wednesday, April 2 at 4 p.m. preceded by a social gathering with beverages at 3:45 p.m. The lecture will be in Wheeler Concert Hall (Room 116), in the Krannert Hall of Fine Arts. (Please note that the lecture location has changed since the distribution of the Andiron Lecture flyer)

“Talk Religious to Me:  Why Sacred, Soul, and Spirituality are No Longer Dirty Words in Higher Education” will be Gieselman’s topic. Some scholars have suggested that the most contested and confusing issue on the university campus today is religion; more, that there is no place for public faith-talk in higher education. However, recent research indicates that colleges and universities need to invite and re-engage the religious/spiritual dimension into the work of higher education, realizing that religiosity is already present within its culture. Gieselman argues that in a pluralistic world where religion appears in the public square more and more, the university campus ought not push the “sense of the sacred” to the educational margins.

Gieselman earned a DMin in preaching from Chicago Theological Seminary at the University of Chicago, a master’s degree from Vanderbilt Divinity School, and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Evansville. She is an ordained elder in The United Methodist Church. Before returning to UE as chaplain, Gieselman spent 17 years as a parish minister, providing leadership in the areas of preaching and worship, long-range vision, stewardship and personal finance, and practical theology. She has co-led experiential learning excursions to Israel, Rome, England, and Germany, and in 2013, she was awarded a grant from the United Methodist Foundation to lead students at Harlaxton College on an interfaith pilgrimage. Her areas of interest include preaching, liturgy, interfaith relations, and practical theology.

For further information, call the series coordinator M. Christine Mohn at 812-488-2585 or the College of Arts and Sciences at 812-488-2589

* Campus Community Invited to Panel Discussion and Reception at the University

The Schroeder School of Business and Office of Alumni and Parent Relations are honored to host a panel discussion in Room 162 in the Schroeder School of Business Building from 5:00 pm-6:00 pm on April 3. The career focused panel discussion will feature Nancy Lurker M’90, Lynn Penland, Ph.D., Christine Keck, and Jeanne Braun.

A reception will be held prior to the panel discussion at 4:30 pm in Dunigan Lounge in the Schroeder School of Business Building in honor of our distinguished guest and alumni Nancy Lurker M’90. The campus community is cordially invited to attend the reception and panel discussion on April 3.

If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact Sethlyn Morgan, assistant director of the Office for Career Success, Schroeder School of Business at (812) 488-1148 or

* Snow Day Make-Up: First Friday Forum at 4: Faith and Faculty this Friday!

The Office of Academic Affairs and the Department of Religious Life are pleased to welcome Professor of Philosophy Anthony Beavers and Professor of Civil Engineering Mark Valenzuela to the Faith and Faculty Forum series this Friday - at 4:00 p.m., Room 172, Schroeder Family School of Business Building.

Drs. Beavers and Valenzuela will speak about their faith journey from a Roman Catholic perspective.

Anthony Beavers earned his Ph.D. in Philosophy from Marquette University. His research areas include Philosophy of Information, Philosophy of Cognitive Science, Computational Philosophy (primarily regarding Artificial Intelligence, Machine Ethics, Cognitive Modeling and Philosophy of Mind), History of Philosophy, and Meta-ethics (including especially technological threats to moral realism and Information Ethics). He has served as a professor of philosophy, since 2003. associate professor, 1996-2003. assistant professor, 1991-1996. He is also the Chair, Department of Philosophy and Religion, University of Evansville, 2013-2014.

Mark Valenzuela earned his Ph.D. from Cornell University and is an associate professor of civil engineering. He is a Professional Engineer in the State of Indiana and is the faculty advisor for the ACES Concrete Canoe, the UE Chapter of Chi Epsilon, the National Civil Engineering Honor Society, and co-faculty advisor of UE PRIDE. He is also the president of the Southwest Indiana Branch of the American Society of Civil Engineers.

The monthly Faith and Faculty 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, or Senior Vice-President for Academic Affairs John Mosbo,

* 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 @

* 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.

* 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:, or by e-mailing the information to 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 or extension 2586.


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.

* 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.

* 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 ( with comments or questions or to schedule a training session.



* Peter Rosen has paper accepted to Meeting of the Academy of Management

Peter Rosen, associate professor of management information systems, is the lead author on a paper accepted to the 74th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management to be held in August in Philadelphia, PA. The paper is entitled, "The Use of Twitter Profiles to Assess Personality and Hireability" and is a follow up to his recent Facebook paper. Those interested in reading the paper can do so by following this link:



* Men's Soccer Hosts National Champion Notre Dame on Saturday Night

The men’s soccer team will host National Champion Notre Dame in a spring game on Saturday, March 29, at 7 pm at Arad McCutchan Stadium.

Students will receive free admission to the game by showing their UE IDs at one of the gates to Arad McCutchan Stadium. Students can also earn Student Rewards points for attending Saturday’s game by checking in with their UE IDs or ID number. Tickets will be available to the public for $5.

Come out and support the Purple Aces men’s soccer team Saturday night as they host the reigning national champions Notre Dame!

* Baseball Hosts Eastern Kentucky for Three-Game Series this Weekend

The Purple Aces baseball team will take on Eastern Kentucky in a three-game series this weekend at Braun Stadium. The Aces and the Colonels square off on Friday, with first pitch scheduled for 6 pm. On Saturday, UE and Eastern Kentucky are scheduled to get underway at 2 pm, and they will close out the series on Sunday, with first pitch scheduled for 1 pm.

Faculty and staff receive free admission to all baseball games by showing their UE IDs at one of the ticket windows near Braun Stadium. Students also get free admission by showing their IDs, and can receive Student Rewards points by checking in at a ticket window with their IDs or ID numbers. These Student Rewards points can be redeemed for great prizes at the Carson Center or in Ridgway when an Aces Marketing Staff member is set up at one of the Ridgway tables!

Come out and support the Purple Aces baseball team all weekend at Braun Stadium as they host the Colonels of Eastern Kentucky!

* SIU Defeats Aces Tennis, 5-1, in MVC Opener

In its opening Missouri Valley Conference match of 2014, the University of Evansville women’s tennis team fell to Southern Illinois by a 5-2 final on Wednesday afternoon.

Natasha James played extremely well in the league opener for UE, beginning with doubles. James teamed up with Costales to earn an 8-7 victory over Meagan Monaghan and Natasha Tomishima. The duo improved to 6-2 in their least eight doubles efforts.

At No. 2 singles, James won her second in a row, topping Anita Lee, 1-6, 6-1, 7-5.

Doubles play saw the Salukis take the first point of the day, earning the wins in the second and third flights. At No. 2, Marketa Trousilova and Marina Moreno fell by an 8-7 final to Anita Lee and Korey Love. The third flight saw Ariadna Cairo Baza and Polina Dozortseva defeat Mina Milovic and Andjela Brguljan by a final of 8-3.

Aside from James’ singles point, Trousilova posted her fifth victory in a row at the top flight, defeating Tomishima, 6-7 (3), 6-2, 11-9.

No. 3 singles saw Monaghan defeat Moreno in three sets, 6-3, 2-6, 10-6. Dozortseva earned the win over Costales in the fourth flight, 6-2, 6-4.

Brguljan was defeated by Ariadna Cairo Bazza, 6-1, 6-3, at No. 5 singles while Milovic fell to Gisela Cairo Baza in the sixth flight, 6-2, 6-1.

On Sunday, the Aces will travel to Indianapolis for a make-up match against IUPUI with the start time set for 2 p.m. ET. Next weekend, the Aces will host their final two home matches beginning on April 5 versus Drake. Both matches are set to take place at Wesselman Park.

* UE Women's Basketball Announces 2014 Summer Camp Dates

The University of Evansville women's basketball team has announced its 2014 summer camp dates. Head coach Oties Epps and his staff will hold five separate camps throughout August and June for players in grades 3-12.

Evansville will open its camp schedule with a high intensity camp that will be held at a date yet to be announced in August. The camp is designed for girls entering grades 9-12 and will run from 1:00-8:30 p.m. with registration beginning at Noon. The cost per camper is $100, which will include a camp t-shirt and NCAA education session.

A team camp, for players in grades 9-12, will be held June 20-21 and each registered team will be guaranteed five games. The cost for the camp will be $50 per player for the first eight players and all teams are welcome, including junior varsity, varsity and AAU teams. Games will consist of four, eight-minute quarters and a camp t-shirt, as well as an NCAA education session is included in the cost of registration.

The Aces will hold a position camp on Sunday, June 22, for girls entering grades 6-12. Instruction for guards will be held from 9:00 a.m.-Noon, while post player instruction will be held from 1:00-4:00 p.m. Registration will begin at 8:00 a.m. on the day of the camp and a $95 registration fee includes a camp t-shirt and NCAA education session.

UE will conclude its camp season with a pair of day camps that will be held Monday, June 16, and Tuesday, June 17. The camp is open to all girls entering grades 3-12, with the cost of the camp being $95 per camper. Each camp will run from 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. on each day and the cost of the camp will include a camp t-shirt.

For full information, please refer to the camp brochure at or contact camp director Doug Rogers at or at 812-488-1043.


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