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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

What's Happening Today

* 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! 


Upcoming Events

* Newman Catholic Student Center Opening Cookout & Wednesday Night Mass

UE's Catholic campus ministry, the Newman Center, will have its annual Beginning of the Year Cookout on Wednesday - as well as its first Wednesday night Mass to open the school year.

The cookout, open to all students, will be at the Newman Center (1901 Lincoln Avenue; just across the street from the front oval and Koch Center) from 5:00-6:30 p.m. on Wednesday. Feel free to stop by anytime to meet the campus ministry staff, other Catholic students and faculty, and enjoy some free food! In the event of rain, the meal will be served inside the Newman Center.

The Opening Mass will be celebrated Wednesday night at 9:30 pm in Neu Chapel, with Fr. Godfrey Mullen, OSB, presiding. He will be available for Confessions at 9:00 p.m. This Mass will include a special blessing for students and professors as we begin this school year.

Contact Newman Center director Mike Roesch at mr201 with any questions.

* Capture the Flag Game

Student Christian Fellowship will be hosting a Capture the Flag game on Wednesday, Aug. 27. This event is open to all UE students. The game will begin around 9 pm on the Morton/Neu Chapel Lawn. We will have plenty of water and lemonade! 

* Local Business Fair on campus Wednesday

The 2nd annual local business fair will be held in the Ridgway University Center on Wednesday, August 27th from 4-6 pm. Over 20 local businesses and campus departments will be on hand to distribute coupons, and samples of their products. There will free salon treatments, food and give-a-ways. Everyone is encouraged to attend. The event is sponsored by the Center for Student Engagement with special assistance from Student Publications. 

* UE Wind Ensemble Auditions

Auditions for UE Wind Ensemble will be held this week.

Woodwinds/Brass will audition Thursday, August 28, 3:30-10:00 pm

Sign up for an audition time on the UE Bands bulletin board across from Room 103 in the Fine Arts Building. Any UE student is eligible to audition, regardless of major.

Information and excerpts can be found at:

Contact Dr. Kenneth Steinsultz at if you have any questions.

* Audition for UE Orchestras!

Auditions for the University Symphony Orchestra and String Ensemble will be held on Thursday, August 28; and Friday, August 29. Sign-up sheets for auditions are in the Krannert Fine Arts Building, on the orchestras bulletin board across from Room 101. Contact Director of Orchestras Dr. Brian St. John if you have any questions. 

* UE Anti-Bias Training Is First in U.S. Offered by ADL

The University of Evansville is offering the opportunity for students to be a part of the UE Anti-Bias Training through the generous funding of Old National Bank. The training will be offered through the Social Responsibility Certificate (SR 100-02) and will begin on Monday September 1 at 12 pm in Room 239, Graves Hall. The course will focus on prejudices such as racism, sexism, ableism and homophobia. This training is an activist approach that tries to challenge those and other prejudices. The objective is to raise awareness concerning bias and to reduce it on campus and within Southern Indiana’s school corporations.

This program is a full-year session. The first semester consists of training and education and the second semester entails presenting and serving the local population. The participants will also be offered 4 full-days of training by the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) and become licensed to used a curriculum specifically designed for the program for use in the local schools.

Contact LaNeeca Williams, Equity and Diversity Officer, at for more information

* 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.

* 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

* Try It – RC Beverage Sampling Event is Coming for Students!

RC Beverage Company is sponsoring a second promotional sampling event on UE campus 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.

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


Info You Should Know

* Recipients of this Year's Twenty-five Year Awards

Each year, the University of Evansville honors those who have given 25-years of service to the University of Evansville. Those who were honored this year were:

Dr. William Baer, professor of creative writing

Dr. Donald Batema, laboratory supervisor in the Department of Chemistry

Dr. Dana Clayton, vice president of student affairs and dean of students

Dr. Mark Gruenwald, professor of mathematics

Susan Heathcott, director of content design

Dr. Walayet Khan, professor of finance, accounting and business

Mark Logel, director of administrative services and risk management

Donald Riggs, business systems programmer in the Office of Technology Services

* University of Evansville Announces Berger Awards for 2014

University of Evansville professors Michael Cullen and Mark Cirino were honored on Tuesday, August 19 with the Sadelle and Sydney Berger Awards for service and scholarly activity. The two were presented with the awards by Charlie Berger during UE’s Fall Conference.

Cullen, professor of biology and chair of the Department of Biology, was given the Berger Award for his exemplary service to the University. He has been both an inspiring teacher and a dedicated leader in the UE community during his 18-year career at the University.

He has served on numerous UE committees including the Academic Affairs Committee, Admissions Advisory Committee, faculty governance committees, advisory committees, and search committees. Cullen helped develop and then subsequently served on the Science Advisory Council. He played a key role in a plan for a new greenhouse on campus.

One of those who nominated him stated that they have rarely seen anyone work harder to improve his department or the University. 

A strong supporter of faculty scholarship and student research, his own work has been published in several peer-review journals. Cullen is a member of such professional groups as the American Society for Cell Biology, the Society of Neuroscience and the American Society for Neurochemistry.

In 2000, Cullen was named the Mortar Board Professor of the Semester and received the Dean’s Outstanding Teacher of the Year Award for the 2000-2001 academic year.

Cirino, professor of English, received the Berger Award for scholarly activity. A national figure in Hemingway studies, he has made many conference presentations on Hemingway, and was co-director of the recent 16th biennial Hemingway conference in Venice, Italy

He has published several books and articles relative to the works of Ernest Hemingway. Reviewers of his book Ernest Hemingway: Thought in Action were impressed with his insightful rethinking of Hemingway’s image.

Cirino is also a contributing editor to the Hemingway Letters Project, and series editor for Kent State University Press’s Reading Hemingway series. Both are important contributions to Hemingway scholarship.

When nominating him, a colleague praised him for his commitment to building scholarly community saying that he “looks for opportunity for collaboration and not just individual accomplishment.”

Cirino has had two of his works published in The Proceedings of the Modern Language Association (PLMA), the leading journal for literary studies with a circulation of more than 33,000. In addition, he is the author of two novels, Arizona Blues and Name the Baby. The latter was a Library Debut Novel of the Year.

In 2012, Cirino was named a Global Scholar by the Institute for Global Enterprise in Indiana at UE.

* 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.

* Announcement of New Faculty

Dr. Jared Fulcher has joined the Department of Mechanical Engineering as an assistant professor. He graduated from and was formerly employed by the University of Kentucky, Lexington.

Professor Xinyu Hu has joined the Department of Foreign Languages as a visiting instructor in Chinese. Professor Hu comes to us from Zhejiang University, Hangzhou China, and is a graduate of the same institution.

Dr. Krista Williams also joins the Department of Foreign Language as a visiting assistant professor. She comes from Indiana University Bloomington, where she also graduated with her PhD.

Dr. Katie Aldred joins us as a visiting assistant professor of Biology. She comes to us from Vanderbilt University, where she also graduated with her PhD.

In the Department of Music, Dr. Shawn Teichmer has joined us as an assistant professor. He earned his DMA from Michigan State University and was formerly employed by Spring Arbor University in Michigan.

Also joining the Department of Music as an assistant professor is Dr. Eric McCluskey. Dr. McCluskey earned his DM from Indiana University Bloomington and most recently taught at Shorter University in Georgia.

Dr. Richard Maass joins the Department of Law, Politics and Society as an assistant professor. He received his PhD from the University of Notre Dame and comes to us from Cornell University.

Dr. Bethany Huebner is a new assistant professor in the Department of Physical Therapy. She earned her DPT from Indiana University, Indianapolis, and was most recently a physical therapist at ProRehab in Evansville.

Dr. Robert Baines has joined us as an assistant professor in the Department of English. He earned his PhD from Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland and was formerly with Le Moyne College in Syracuse, NY.

* Printing at the Library

Student printing at UE Libraries is now part of the campus-wide PAPERCUT system coordinated by Office of Technology Services. Three printers are available on Level 1 one of which offers color printouts. A color printer was funded by Student Government last academic year. Printing charges corresponds with campus-wide pricing (i.e., Monochrome at 5 cents; Monochrome Duplex at 8 cents; Color at 10 cents; Color Duplex at 18 cents). Refer your questions to OTS and UE Libraries. 

* 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. 

* Help Protect Oscar the Otter - take the Stormwater Awareness Survey and Find Out How...

Click on the following link to find out about UE's stormwater program, and how you can help protect our rivers and streams. 

If you have any questions, call ext. 2597.

Thank you!

* 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 .

* 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



* 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. 



* 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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