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Monday, August 25, 2014

What's Happening Today

* Choir Auditions This Week

Auditions for University Choir and voice part placements for Men's Chorus will be held on Monday August 25, Tuesday August 26 and Wednesday August 27. Come to Fine Arts Room 104B to sign up for a time. Auditions take about 10 minutes and students do not need to prepare any music in advance. Contact Director of Choral Activities Dennis Malfatti for more information at

* 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! 

* 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


Upcoming Events

* This Week in Music: Auditions for Ensembles

As the new academic year begins, the Department of Music wants to welcome everyone back to campus and to alert everyone to the fact that auditions are being held this week for Department ensembles. Those interested can check the bulletin boards in the north hall of Krannert Hall of Fine Arts (FA) for more details. Sign-up sheets for most ensembles are available on the respective bulletin boards, and the ensembles are open to both music majors and non-majors.

UE Jazz Ensemble Auditions will be held on Wednesday evening, August 27, from 7:00 to 9:30. Auditions will consist of major scales (drums will play styles), audition excerpts, and sight reading. Audition excerpts are available at

The audition sign-up sheet will be available on Dr. Timothy Zifer's office door (FA 144).

Contact Dr. Zifer at for more information.

* Robin Sager to Speak at September Andiron Lecture

The University of Evansville’s annual Andiron Lecture Series begins September 3 with UE Assistant Professor of History Robin Sager speaking on “A Kind of Hell Upon Earth: Marital Cruelty in Antebellum America.” All the lectures are at 4 p.m. in Room 252 in Eykamp Hall in Ridgway University Center on UE’s campus. A social hour with beverages precedes each lecture at 3:45 p.m. All the lectures are all free and open to the public.

Sager earned a PhD in history, an MA in history, and a certification in women, gender, and sexuality studies from Rice University. She is currently revising a book manuscript for publication, tentatively titled Excesses and Outrages: Marital Cruelty in Antebellum America. Her research and teaching has been supported by the National Endowment for the
Humanities, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and the Wisconsin Historical Society, among others. In addition, her work has appeared within the Maryland Historical Magazine, The Southern Quarterly, and Teaching and Studying the Americas.

Despite reformist efforts, domestic violence retains its position as one of the world’s most stubborn and pervasive social ills. Looking for answers,various scholars have investigated numerous causes for domestic discord,including economic stressors, gender role imbalances, and the use of mind-altering substances. Continuing in this intellectual tradition, Sager's lecture will examine how communities across mid-nineteenth-century Virginia, Texas, and Wisconsin understood and defined possible situations of marital cruelty perpetrated by both husbands and wives. Divorce records from these three locations allow us to explore antebellum discourses regarding marriage and violence while also describing how cruelty actually occurred in homes across the United States.

* Purple Friday T-shirt Exchange!

On Friday, August 29, the first 50 students and first 25 faculty and staff to bring a shirt from a different university or college will get a free UE t-shirt. (All shirts received will be donated to the United Caring Shelter.) Bring your shirt to the Ridgway University Center Lobby, next to the Information Desk from 2-5 p.m.

Every Friday is Purple Friday at UE




Info You Should Know

* Activity Stickers for Fall Semester Full-time Students Available

Activity stickers for the 2014 fall semester full-time students are now available in the Center for Student Engagement from 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

* 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."

* USPS and UPS Closed September 1 for Labor Day

Mail or packages will not be delivered or sent on Labor Day - September 1 - so please plan accordingly to make sure your deadlines and business goals are met.

If you have questions please contact Mail Services at 812-488-2197 or email

* Wanted: Phonathon Student Callers

The Office of Annual Giving is now hiring students for the annual Phonathon campaign. Donor calls are made from campus on evenings and weekends. Training and scripts are provided. Good customer service and a friendly speaking voice are a must. For more information please contact Jennifer Jacobs at (812) 488-2021 or Calling will begin the week of Sept. 22. 

* 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. 

* 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 .

* 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

* In-House Office Supply Form - Revised

Effective July 11, Central Receiving will be accepting the newest version of the “In-House Office Supply Order Form” (dated 7/2014) with updated pricing. The revised “In-House Office Supply Order form” is available on the Central Receiving and Purchasing websites in AceLink. Please note that the older version of the In-House form will no longer be accepted as of September 1.

For questions, contact Kim Winsett via email at kw83 or extension 2940.



* UEAAA Welcome Reception - A Success!

Over 55 UE African American alumni, freshman, upperclassmen, and vendors, UE President Thomas A. Kazee and his wife, Dr. Sharon Kazee, and UE faculty and administrators were on campus for the UEAAA Welcome Reception on Saturday, August 23! Thanks to all who helped or attended! 

* UE Theatre Professor Named Arts Educator of the Year

UE Theatre Professor Patti McCrory was honored as the Arts Council of Southwestern Indiana's Arts Educator of the Year, at the annual Mayor's Arts Awards. 

* 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. 

* 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. 



* Christian Benzon - "A Renewable Energy"

When the University of Evansville was looking at new ways to "go green," UE sophomore men's basketball player Christian Benzon brought an idea from his native Denmark to help the cause.

Christian Benzon - "A Renewable Energy"

* 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.


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