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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

What's Happening Today

* 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.

* 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. 

* 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! 

* 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. 

* 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.

* 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


Upcoming Events

* Visit UE: Admission Open House- September 6!

The Office of Admission is hosting an Open House on Saturday, September 6. If you have family members, friends, or neighbors who could benefit from a visit to campus, please encourage them to attend. They will join other prospective students from around the country in visiting with faculty members, learning about study abroad programs, discussing scholarship opportunities, touring campus including residence halls and enjoying lunch on campus. They can register online at or by calling the Office of Admission at 800-423-8633, ext. 2468.

* First Friday Event

The Student Activities Board and Greek Life will be hosting the First Friday Event on August. 29th. Starting at 7:00 pm, Greek Life organizations will be hosting fun inflateable games with carnival-style food on the front lawn of Ridgway University Center. At 9:00 pm, the Student Activities Board will host comedian Jen Kober for an hour of laughs in Eykamp Hall. These events are free to students with a current ID. 

* Crescent Magazine and the LinC Information Meeting

Anyone interested in being a writer for Crescent Magazine, a photographer for the LinC or a marketing assistant or social media assistant for both publications should attend the Information Meeting at 5 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 28 right outside the Student Publications office, Ridgway University Center, second floor. Writers and photographers receive academic credit for the yearlong experience. Time commitment is about 8 hours a week. No experience necessary. For more information, email 

* Free Snow Cones!

Student Christian Fellowship will be giving out FREE snow cones outside of Ridgway University Center this Friday, August. 29 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. 

* First SCF FOCUS Large Group!

Student Christian Fellowship will be having its first FOCUS large group worship time for the semester this Friday August 29th at 6:30 pm in Grabill Lounge (basement of Neu Chapel). Everyone is welcome! 

* 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

* Used Book Sale to Benefit United Way

The 5th annual United Way Used Book Sale will be October 7th & 8th. Donation boxes for books are in the following locations:

President's Office (Olmsted Hall)
Human Resources (Olmsted Hall)
Dean of A&S's Office (Hyde Hall)
Theatre Department Office (Hyde Hall)
Music Department Office (Krannart Fine Arts Building)
Publications (Sampson Hall)
Schroeder Family School of Business Area Offices (Schroeder Family School of Business Building)
Igleheart Building
Biology Department Office (Koch Center)
Career Services (Ridgway University Center)
Tapley Multimedia Center (Graves Hall)
Athletics Office (Carson Center)

All genres are welcome except textbooks! If you have a large number of books to donate, please contact Meg Atwter-Singer at ma35/x2487. 

* 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

* Free Otters Tickets

The Center for Student Engagement has free Otters tickets for the UE community to enjoy for this weekend. Transportation will be provided on Saturday at 6:20 for the 6:35 p.m. home game at Bosse Field. Please show a UE ID to the Center for Student Engagement for a free ticket, plus one guest, if needed. 

* Meal Plan Changes

Students are able to adjust their meal plans for the fall until Wednesday, September 3 at 5:00 p.m. Adjustments can be made by going to the Dining section of the Residence Life website.

* Interested in Working for the Office of Admission?

Interested in working for the Office of Admission? The Office of Admission is looking for several students to work in the office this year. We are looking for energetic, friendly, customer service oriented students to call prospective students and assist the admission counselors with student interaction. Hours will primarily be in the evening with some later afternoon hours. An application and interview is required for this position. An interview will be scheduled once your application is reviewed. If you are interested in applying for one of these positions, please complete the Admission Student Worker Application that can be downloaded online. You can contact Catie Taylor ( in the Office of Admission with questions or for additional information. 

* 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.

* 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

* 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. 

* 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. 

* 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

* 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.



* Donnie Dunville Celebrates 40 years at UE

Physical Plant Maintenance Technician Donnie Dunville celebrates his 40th anniversary at UE this week. Donnie began his employment and service with the University on August 26, 1974. Over the years Donnie has worked in every building on campus. He currently is assigned to Morton, Brentano and Moore Halls. In addition to working for the University, Donnie donates his free time to many campus and community organizations. Congratulations Donnie and Thank You! 

* Creative Writing Majors Published in New Anthology

Creative writing majors Jane Friedman ‘98, Johanna Gohmann ’98, and Jessica Russell-Pope ’13, have all had essays included in a new anthology, Every Father’s Daughter, to be published in the spring of 2015 by McPherson & Company, New York.

UE Professor of Creative Writing Margaret McMullan and Columbia University Professor Phillip Lopate edited and wrote introductions for Every Father’s Daughter, a collection of personal essays about fathers written by contemporary women writers such as Nobel laureate Alice Munro and Pulitzer Prize winner Jane Smiley. Other contributors include Joyce Maynard, Ann Hood, Lee Smith, Jill McCorkle, Antonya Nelson, Bobbie Ann Mason, Jayne Anne Phillips, Alexandra Styron, and Maxine Hong Kingston.

UE creative writing major Jessica Russell-Pope ’13 also served as copyeditor for the manuscript during her senior year Independent Study with Professor McMullan.

Professor McMullan and Professor Lopate taught together in 1993, when Professor Lopate came to UE as a visiting writer. Professor Lopate currently directs the MFA program in Creative Nonfiction at Columbia University in New York. Professor McMullan is the Melvin M. Peterson Endowed Chair in Literature and Writing.

In April, Professors McMullan and Lopate will host a panel event at the AWP in Minneapolis, MN with readings from anthology contributors Joyce Maynard, Ann Hood, Jayne Anne Phillips and Jill McCorkle. 



* Evansville Basketball to Hold Fundraiser Aug. 30

On Saturday, August 30, the University of Evansville men’s basketball team will hold a fundraiser at Buffalo Wild Wings on Green River Road in Evansville.

All day on Saturday, present the coupon linked above to your server and 10% of your bill will go towards supporting the Aces men’s basketball program. While the coupon is good for the full day, stop by at 2:30 p.m. and join the basketball staff for a watch party as the U.S. Men’s National Team takes on Finland in the FIBA World Cup of Basketball.

Buffalo Wild Wings is located at 715 North Green River Road on the east side of Evansville. It is in the shopping plaza directly across from Eastland Mall.

* 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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