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Friday, March 28, 2014

What's Happening Today

* 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.

* 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.

* This Weekend in Music: Jazz Guest Artist and Student Recitals

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.

Department of Music students will offer two recitals on Saturday this weekend. Flutist Alyssa Thorp, a student of Consortium Instructor Cara Dailey, and pianist Meghan Messer, a student of Professor of Piano Anne Fiedler, will offer a joint Senior Recital at 1:00 p.m. Soprano Tyler Samuel, a student of Associate Professor of Voice Jon Truitt, will follow with her Senior Recital at 2:30 p.m. These recitals are in partial fulfillment of the students’ specific degree requirements. All student recitals are free and open to the public.

* Future Dates for Senior Thank You Videos

Due to technical difficulties, AcesTV wasn't able to film all of Thursday as previously announced. However, seniors can still record a thank you video. We will be out on April 8 and 9. More details are to come.

* 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!

* 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

* Disability Awareness Fair - Kindle Fire Giveaway!!

Help us “Disable the Label” by attending the Disability Awareness Fair and enter to win a Kindle Fire and gift certificates. The fair will take place on Thursday, April 3, from 5-6:30pm in the first floor lobby of Ridgway University Center and Rademacher’s Lounge. There will be interactive simulations provided by the Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation, assistive technology used by our students with disabilities, music therapy, sign language demonstrations, and much more.

* 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,

* 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,

* 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.

* 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

* 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.



* Robert Dion to be part of panel discussion about religious freedom in Evansville

Robert Dion, professor of political science and Chair of Law, Politics and Society, will be part of a panel discussion about religious freedom in Evansville on Wednesday, April 2 at noon at Central Library.  First Wednesdays, "Religion in the Public Square," will be moderated by former editor of The Evansville Courier & Press Paul McAuliffe. The event, which is free and open to the public, is sponsored by the American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana.

Besides Dion, other panelists include Jane Henegar, ACLU of Indiana executive director, and Cheryl Musgrave, a former elected official and businesswoman.

Last July the ACLU of Indiana on behalf of two Vanderburgh County residents won a victory in federal court preventing the City of Evansville from displaying 31 six-foot-tall plastic crosses along the riverfront in violation of the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment. In her ruling, Judge Sarah Evans Barker said the city must "stop short of creating a message that overwhelms the nature of the public forum." The case is currently being decided in the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals.

* New Members Inducted into Society for Social Research

The Society for Social Research welcomed nine new members at its induction on Thursday, March 27. New members are: Chelsea Clifton, Mackenzie Gammans, Sabrina Kordes, Jenna Koschmeder, Elizabeth Long, Mallory Mooney, Tyler Plogher, Arwen Plunk, and Calli Pugh.

* Atefeh Yazdanparast Ardestani has research paper accepted in Journal of Consumer Psychology

Assistant Professor of Marketing Atefeh Yazdanparast Ardestani has had a research paper accepted in the Journal of Consumer Psychology (JCP) titled “Revealing obstacles to the consumer imagination.” The Journal of Consumer Psychology is one of the top ranked journals in marketing and is used by the Financial Times in their global ranking of business schools. A link to the paper can be found at:

* 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!


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