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Tuesday, September 2, 2014

What's Happening Today

* This Week in Music: Fall Faculty Gala Tonight

The Department of Music kicks off the academic year and this year’s First Tuesday Concert Series with the annual Fall Faculty Gala in Wheeler Concert Hall in the Krannert Fine Arts building on Tuesday, September 2, at 7:30 p.m. The concert will feature selections from several works performed by Department of Music faculty members. The concert is free and open to the public, as are all Tuesday night faculty recitals. For future events, consult the Department of Music’s Concert Calendar at http://www.evansville.edu/majors/music/calendar.cfm.

* WUEV & AcesTV Information Meeting - September 2 at 5 PM

There will be a general information meeting for both WUEV (UE's campus radio station) and AcesTV (UE's student video production group) on Tuesday, September 2 at 5 pm outside of the WUEV Studios, located on the second floor of the Ridgway Center. The meeting is open to students of all majors and no prior experience is necessary.

WUEV has on-air positions available in a wide variety of music genres, including Top 40, alternative rock, hip-hop, jazz, blues and more. Positions covering UE's Division I athletics are also available.

AcesTV has volunteer positions available to also assist in creation of videos on campus, as well as for video streaming coverage of UE athletics.

For more information on either group, contact Tom Benson at tb39@evansville.edu.
 

Upcoming Events

* Baha'i Faith Info Session

Interested in learning more about the Baha’i Faith? Come to an information session on Wednesday, Sept 3, at 5:00 pm to chat, ask questions, and to discuss forming a study circle. Baha’i professors Fusae Ekida and Angie Reisetter will be in HH6 to talk about the Baha’i Faith from their experiences. 

* Free Tickets to Cedarhurst Art and Crafts Fair

The UE Friends of Art and the Department of Art would like to offer to all faculty, staff and students a chance to enjoy Cedarhurst Art and Craft Fair on Saturday, September 6.

Cedarhurst Art and Craft Fair is located in Mt. Vernon, Illinois, approximately an hour south west of Evansville. 

• The Fair has over 130 artists featuring glass, ceramics, jewelry, fiber, wood, basketry, leather, two-dimensional art and much more.
• Several artists will demonstrate painting, fiber arts, spinning, clay and woodworking.
• There will be entertainment on site by national and regional bands.
• Local civic groups will provide food at a variety of booths
• Mitchell Museum of Contemporary Art on the grounds of Cedarhurst will also be open for the day.

Tickets will be given away on a first come first served basis.  Tickets can be picked up in the Department of Art office, FA 212, between 8:00 and 3:00 p.m. now through Friday, September 5.

To learn more about the Fair, go to http://www.cedarhurst.org/index.php?page=craft-fair 

* Employee Wellness Nurse on Campus

The nurse will be in Hyde Hall lobby on Wednesday, Sept. 3, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Ask health care questions, have your blood pressure checked, or have your body mass index/body fat percentage calculated.

If you have questions about the HRA credit program, including screenings and challenges, the nurse can answer these questions. 

* I-House: Bolivia - Tonight!

Mariana Malky is going to be the first I-House presenter this semester and she will be talking about her home country, Bolivia. Her major is finance, she loves to draw and to discover new music. Her favorite part of UE is the squrriels. We can't wait to see her presentation TONIGHT at 7 pm in the Class of 59 Gallery and Lounge! Be there or be square! 

NOTE:
Due to a scheduling error, the I-House informaton in Flush Flash is incorrect. The country of Bolivia will be the topic of this evening’s I-House and Peru is the September 10th topic. Join the fun and learn something about one of the many various countries that our International students represent.

* Office Depot Office Supply Show is Coming to UE

The 2014 Office Depot Office Supply Vendor Show is coming to UE!! Mark your calendars. The event is set for Wednesday, September 17, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in Eykamp Hall, Ridgway University Center.

Come and see what’s new in office supplies, take away free samples, register for a door prize, and enjoy some snacks!

* Trebles Without A Cause Auditions - Sunday, September 7

The University of Evansville's all male a cappella is seeking all men who love to sing, to audition in Krannert Hall 2nd floor on Sunday, September 7 at 5:30 pm. The Trebles cover classic and popular music from all genres and have fun in the process. Please email jl227 to RSVP for auditions. See you there!

Check us out on youtube:https://www.youtube.com/user/TreblesWithoutACause

* Start Your Career with the Orr Fellowship

Orr Fellowship representatives will be conducting an informational session on Thursday, September 11, from 12:15 - 1:10 p.m., in Room 272, Schroeder Family School of Business Building. Join us for pizza and to learn how you can start your career with the Orr Fellowship.

For additional information contact Sethlyn Morgan at sm247@evansville.edu. 

* Announcing UE Beverage Suppliers for Employees

RC Beverage Company is sponsoring a promotional sampling event on the UE campus for employees on Wednesday, September 3 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. This is an opportunity to sample RC beverages and provide feedback on the products that you would like to see in the vending machines in or near by the building that you work in. Be sure to complete a quick beverage survey/drawing slip for a chance at winning one of the promotional items being given away at the end of the event. Look for the RC canopy.

Wednesday, September 3, 11:00 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Outside on the Memorial Plaza behind Olmsted Hall
(Rain location - inside Ridgway University Center)
 

* Join Movie Critic Club!

If you like drama, action, chills, adventure, and more, join Movie Critic Club! Check out our booth on September 5 at the Labor Day Fair! 

* 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 https://www.evansville.edu/visit/openhouse.cfm or by calling the Office of Admission at 800-423-8633, ext. 2468.

* 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.
 

Info You Should Know

* Copy Services Request Form - Revised

Effective September 2, Copy Services will be accepting the newest version of the “Copy Services Request Form” known as the CSR (dated 7/2014). Requestors will notice that the revised “CSR form” and revised “CSR Instructions” are available on the Copy Services and Purchasing websites on AceLink. A preview of a couple of the changes include
A Marketing Project # field has been added. Requestors should include the Marketing Project # for marketing related copy jobs on the CSR.

• A Proof field has been added. While it is recommended that all copy jobs have an approved sample proof prior to job production, requestors may waive the sample proof requirement on some copy jobs by checking the box. However, sample proof approval is required for all copy jobs involving graphics and/or color.

Please note that the older version of the CSR form will no longer be accepted as of November 1.

If you have questions, contact Kim Winsett via email at kw83 or extension 2940.

* More Beverage Vending Selections are Here!

You may have noticed that the variety of beverages available in the vending machines around campus has increased. With the variety of beverages ranging from water, sodas, sport drinks to energy drinks and more comes a variety of prices. To quickly locate the price of a vending beverage, push the selection button and check the display for the price before you put any money into a vending machine. Enjoy! 

* 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. http://www.evansville.edu/residencelife/mealplans.cfm

* 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 (ct37@evansville.edu) in the Office of Admission with questions or for additional information. 

* 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. 

* 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. https://uesurvey.evansville.edu/TakeSurvey.aspx?SurveyID=88KI4lm2 

If you have any questions, call ext. 2597.

Thank you!

Congratulations

* Dr. Pleasant Publishes Chapter

Associate Professor of German Lesley C. Pleasant has published a chapter "The Post-War Anxiety of the American Pin-Up: William Wyler's The Best Years of Our Lives (1946)" in the anthology Heroism and Gender in War Films (Palgrave, August 2014).

Harlaxton Happenings

* The Fall 2014 Semester Begins at Harlaxton College

Classes began Monday, September 1 at Harlaxton College, the British Campus of the University of Evansville, with 153 students in attendance. 

The student body comes from fourteen US institutions, including the University of Evansville, Baker University (Kansas), Bethany College (Kansas), Eastern Illinois University, Florida Southern College, Martin Methodist College (Tennessee), Salem College (North Carolina), Salem State University (Massachusetts), Texas Lutheran University, the University of Southern Indiana, the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, Wabash College (Indiana), and Western Kentucky University.  UE faculty members teaching at Harlaxton this term include Dr. James Allen (Engineering), Dr. Larry Caldwell (English), and Dr. Jerrilee LaMar (Nursing).     

The Harlaxton curriculum features the core interdisciplinary course, the British Experience, and a range of classes in the liberal arts and pre-professional studies.  Course-related field trips and optional weekend travel provide opportunities to engage the culture both in Britain and beyond.  For over forty years, Harlaxton College has served as the British Campus of the University of Evansville providing world-class education in a splendid English manor house in the East Midlands countryside.

Harlaxton begins its forty-fourth year with Dr. Gerald Seaman as our new Principal.
 

Athletics

* Aces Volleyball to Open Home Slate Tuesday

With the first weekend of action now complete, the University of Evansville volleyball team is set to play its first home match of 2014, hosting Austin Peay on Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the Carson Center.

While the Purple Aces went 0-3 in their trip to Nashville for the Belmont Invitational, the team showed steady improvement in each of its three matches. In the final tilt of the weekend, Evansville put forth its best effort before coming up just short in five sets against the host Bruins.

A pair of freshman had solid starts to their collegiate careers. Genesis Miranda led the squad with a total of 30 kills in three matches, an average of 2.50/set. She also tallied 26 digs to rank third for the Aces. Cathy Schreiber was also strong, totaling 22 kills against just four errors. She hit an efficient .321 on the weekend while notching a total of 12 blocks.

Senior Ashley Ring did what she has done for the majority of her career with the Aces – notch kills in large numbers. She finished the weekend with 28 while also tallying 37 digs, second on the team behind Kim Deprez. Deprez, in her first weekend as libero for UE, led the way with 56 digs. That was the second-best start to the season amongst MVC players.

Meaghan Holmes got the job done offensively in Nashville, finishing with 24 kills, but it was her defense that put her near the top of the conference. Holmes notched four solo blocks en route to a total of 14 for the weekend, tops on the team and second in the Valley. As a team, UE leads the MVC with a total of 2.67 blocks per set.

Austin Peay opened its season over the weekend at the Big Orange Bash, which was hosted by Clemson. The Governors went 0-3 in the event, falling to Troy, Clemson and USC Upstate. Jada Stotts was the top performer for APSU, registering 35 kills over the weekend, an average of 3.89 per set. She also led the way with three service aces.

Evansville looks to continue its recent success in home openers. The Aces are a perfect 6-0 in its last six with three of those victories being sweeps.

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