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Friday, August 22, 2014

Upcoming Events

* Move In Sale at the Bookstore

The UE Bookstore is offering 15% OFF all clothing and gift purchases during move in - Saturday, August 23-Tuesday, August 26. Items already on sale or discounted are exempt from this additional discount. Sale ends Tuesday so don't be late! 

* Welcome Week University Worship this Sunday in Neu Chapel!

Welcome Week University Worship kicks off the academic year in Neu Chapel this Sunday at 10:30 a.m. The campus community is invited to attend as we celebrate the beginning of a new year and welcome students to UE! Join us for a little jazz in the midst of Christian community with a message that asks the question: "Who Are You?" All are welcome! As always, Donut Bank donut balls and coffee are available at 10:00 a.m.

* The Talking Dead in the Middle Ages

Annette Parks, professor of history, will be presenting “The Talking Dead” on Saturday, August 23 at 2:00 at the Evansville Museum as part of their Super Saturday activities. The August Super Saturday program has a medieval theme and will include a variety of activities from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Parks’ lecture will examine some medieval ideas and practices surrounding corpses – especially those of the wealthy and powerful. Admission to the lecture (and other activities) is free with Museum admission. 

* Catholic Mass for Welcome Week this Sunday

The first Catholic Mass of the school year in Neu Chapel will be this Sunday at 1:00 pm. This week's celebrant will be Fr. Christopher Droste, associate pastor of Annunciation Parish in Evansville. Interested in singing with the choir? Practice is before Mass at noon in the chapel. Everyone is welcome!

Mass is offered weekly in Neu Chapel by the Newman Catholic Student Center. For more information, contact Newman Center director Mike Roesch at mr201.

* Try It – RC Beverage Sampling Events are Coming for Students!

RC Beverage Company is sponsoring two promotional sampling events on UE campus next week for students. This is an opportunity to sample RC beverages and provide feedback on the flavors that you would like to see in your residence hall RC vending machine. Be sure to complete a quick beverage survey/drawing card and have a chance at winning one of the promotional items being given away at each event. Watch for the RC Booth/Trailer.

Monday, August 25, 11:00 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Outside  Fine Arts Building. on grass pavers. near Neu Chapel (Rain location - inside Ridgway University Center)
Social Event for Freshman & Greek Life

 Wednesday, August 27, 4:00 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Outside Ridgway University Center on south end patio (Rain location - inside Ridgway University Center)
Local Business Expo for all students


Info You Should Know

* Gift from Efroymson Family Fund

Thanks to the Efroymson Family Fund, the Department of Art was able to purchase two electronic displays for the Melvin Peterson Gallery. The external electronic display provides promotional information, and future exhibitions, lectures and events to be visible to the UE community.  The internal electronic display will be utilized for the display of digital artwork, presentations and additional display opportunities for videos and electronic art mediums.

Stephanie Frasier, Department Chair of the UE Art Department stated, “The Efroymson gifts have allowed a meaningful expansion of the capacity of the art department and we are truly grateful."

* New Satellite Copier Instructions

Basic instructions for the recently installed new Xerox satellite copiers (Workcentre 5335 and 5845) on campus are now available on the AceLink Copy Services’ website under Forms & Instructions under Satellite Copier Instructions. For questions, contact the Office of Administrative Services at extension 2941. 

* Don't Stand In Line: Add/Drop On-line!

WebAdvisor will remain open until midnight on Tuesday, August 26, to allow students to make last minute changes to their class schedule. Beginning Wednesday, August 27, students will need to use a yellow add/drop form from the Registrar’s Office and have their advisor’s signature to make schedule changes. Instructor signatures will be required for closed classes. 

* Bookstore Weekend Hours

The UE Bookstore will have special hours this weekend, Aug 23 and 24. Open Saturday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., and Sunday, Noon to 3 pm. Remember if you're picking up reservations or prepaid orders you MUST bring your student ID with you. 

* Libraries Announces Autumn Semester Hours

UE Libraries will observe the following schedule of hours during Autumn Semester 2014.

Monday: 7:30 a.m. - 12 Midnight
Tuesday: 7:30 a.m. - 12 Midnight
Wednesday: 7:30 a.m. - 12 Midnight
Thursday: 7:30 a.m. - 12 Midnight
Friday: 7:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Saturday: 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Sunday : 12 Noon - 12 Midnight

Exceptions to regular hours will be announced in advance.

Refer questions to William Louden, University Librarian, at 488.2376 or .

* Sign up for United Way's Day of Caring

Each year UE supports United Way by allowing employees to volunteer during business hours on the United Way Day of Caring. This year it is Friday, September 5 from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. (lunch will be provided at our site). UE employees who are interested in participating are asked to complete the volunteer form. Employees DO need supervisor approval, but are not required to take leave time to participate. UE employees will volunteer again this year with Evansville ARC on several projects. The projects are listed on the volunteer form. Please indicate your preference of projects and we will try to accommodate your choice. UE has been a proud leader in Day of Caring participation in past years.

All Day of Caring workers are invited to an early morning breakfast and program at the Old National Events Plaza in downtown Evansville before you start work from 7 a.m. – 8:45 a.m. Evansville ARC and United Way greatly appreciate your time, hard work, and willingness to serve our community. Thank you!

Please fill out the volunteer form and return it to Brian Conner in Ridgway University Center 229 by August 22 (if you want to be able to choose your T-shirt size) and no later than August 29 (your choice of T-shirt size cannot be guaranteed after the 22nd). Questions? Contact Brian Conner at ext. 1107 or bc32. 

* Discounted Parking Permits for UE License Plate Holders

Students, faculty, administrators, and staff who sport the UE State of Indiana license plate in 2014 (new and renewal plates) will receive a $25 discount off the UE parking permit fee for 2014-15. The registration process for the plates is now handled through the state. If you want to purchase or renew a UE plate, visit If you already have your 2014 UE plate, bring your State of Indiana vehicle registration to the Office of Safety and Security when you purchase your parking permit for the new academic year. If you have not registered your vehicle yet, you will need to pay the full parking permit fee and then bring your registration to the Office of Safety and Security to get a credit for $25. If you have any questions, contact



* Sociologist Presents Research at National Meetings

Assistant Professor of Sociology Timothy L. O’Brien presented two research papers at the 109th Annual Meetings of the American Sociological Association in San Francisco, CA earlier this week. One paper, “Working Knowledge: Occupational Sector Differences in Expert Witness Admissibility” continues his research on the use of scientific, medical, and other kinds of expert knowledge in courts. The second paper, “One Nation, United? Science, Religion, and American Public Opinion,” examines sources of conflict in American political culture. 

* Plikuhn Presents at American Sociological Association Annual Meetings

Mari Plikuhn, assistant professor of sociology, presented "Teaching Difficult Topics" at the American Sociological Association Section on Teaching and Learning pre-conference teaching workshop on Friday, August 15. Additionally, Plikuhn presented her paper "Core Concepts of Sociology and Reflections on the Major: A Senior Capstone Project" at the ASA annual meetings on Tuesday, August 19.

This conference participation was partially supported by a grant from the Eykamp Center for Teaching Excellence. 

* Atefeh Yazdanparast Has Paper Accepted for Presentation and Publication

Atefeh Yazdanparast, assistant professor of marketing, has had a paper titled “Facebook Boredom: A Preliminary Analysis” accepted for presentation and publication in the proceedings of the 2014 Society for Marketing Advances Annual Conference. The research borrows from uses and gratification and boredom theories to identify and examine motivations, attitudes, and boredom states toward Facebook and marketing efforts on this massive social networking site. The results provide a better understanding of factors influencing Facebook boredom and have significant implications for digital marketers and advertisers who use paid advertising to facilitate sharing of their commercial message through Facebook. 

* Mike Zimmer Has Article Published in Applied Economics

Mike Zimmer, Guthrie May Endowed Professor of Business, has had an article published in the current issue of Applied Economics (Vol 46, August 2014). The article, entitled "Approval of Social Security Disability Appeals: Analysis of Judges’ Decisions", is coauthored with Robert Nakosteen of the University of Massachusetts. 



* UE Swimming and Diving to Host Pool Dedication

With recent renovations to Wyttenbach Pool complete, the University of Evansville Swimming and Diving squads will host a Re-opening Ceremony on Wednesday, August 27.

The coaches and student-athletes invite all local Alumni and friends to the pool to officially re-open the facility following renovations to it over the summer. The dedication will begin at 5:30 p.m. and will be capped off by all in attendance jumping in the pool together.

Those in attendance will have the opportunity to see all of the new updates to the facility as well as the chance to talk with the coaches and current team members.

* Men's Basketball to Hold Advanced Skills Camp

On Sunday, August 24, the University of Evansville men’s basketball program will hold an Advanced Skills Camp at the Fifth Third Basketball Practice Facility on the UE campus.

The 2014 Evansville Advanced Skills Camp will focus on fundamental skill work, drills to improve your offensive game and defensive concepts. In addition, players will be instructed by the Evansville coaching staff and players.

Other items include individual skill development, full court drill work and team games. Registration takes place at 11:30 a.m. and runs until 4:45 p.m.

Cost of the camp is $35 and is open to any high school student-athlete. Space for the camp is limited. For more information or to sign up, please contact assistant coach Carson Harris at 812-488-2297 or

* Purple Aces Head Coach Marty Simmons Takes Ice Bucket Challenge

University of Evansville head men's basketball coach Marty Simmons took the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge with some help from Boston Celtics head coach Brad Stevens. Video link here.


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