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Wednesday, September 3, 2014

What's Happening Today

* Catholic Mass in Neu Chapel Tonight

Everyone is welcome to join the Newman Club for Mass tonight in Neu Chapel. Father Jason Gries, pastor of Holy Trinity and St. John the Evangelist parishes, will be the celebrant. Mass begins at 9:30 p.m., with the Rosary and an opportunity for Confession starting at 9:00 p.m. Contact Newman Center director Mike Roesch at mr201 for more information. 

* 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. 

* 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! 

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.

* 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)


Upcoming Events

* Sign-ups for Sky Zone Freshman Event

Sign up for the Sky Zone Freshman event in the Lobby of Ridgway University Center on Thursday,September 4 from 11 a.m.-1 pm. Space is limited so sign up ASAP. This event is FREE 

* Family Weekend 2014!

Encourage your family to attend the Family Weekend festivities! Register by September 14 and your parents could win a FREE night’s stay at a local hotel. The 46th annual Family Weekend will be held from September 26-28! All UE Families can register online at , by phone at 812-488-2586, or by mail with the registration form in the latest Parents Connections newsletter. Students may check in for their parents on 9/26 or 9/27, when they arive on campus. Click here to see the schedule of events. (link to

* 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 

* 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 

* Win a Copy of Ido Leffler's Book "Get Big Fast and Do More Good" at Institute Speaker Series Student Forum

Ido LefflerCome learn how one man achieved success while making a positive impact on the world! Ido Leffler will present a student forum on Wednesday, September 10 from 3:00 – 3:50 Eykamp 252 in Ridgway University Center. Audience members can register to win one of several copies of Ido’s book “Get Big Fast and Do More Good,” which will be given away as door prizes!  

Ido’s humor and straight- forward advice on entrepreneurship and social responsibility will appeal to students of all majors. This event is free and to open to everyone. It is an approved ACES Passport Event. Please RSVP to

The Institute for Global Enterprise in Indiana is pleased to bring Mr. Ido Leffler to UE as our next Institute Speaker Series guest. Ido is Co-founder and “Chief Carrot Lover” of San Francisco-based Yes To Inc. (the makers of Yes To Carrots, Yes To Cucumbers, Yes To Tomatoes, Yes To Blueberries, and Yes To Grapefruit). Yes To is the #2 natural beauty brand in the USA with distribution in over 25,000 stores including Target, Wal-Mart, Walgreens, CVS, and Ulta, among others.

Ido is also Co-founder and CEO of Yoobi, a fun school supply company that engages kids though bright colors, cool designs, and most importantly, cause. For every Yoobi item purchased, Yoobi distributes an item to a classroom in need in the USA. By 2015, Yoobi aims to impact more than 30,000 classrooms, with the goal of changing the lives of over 750,000 kids.

Ido sits on numerous corporate boards including the United Nations Foundation Global Entrepreneur Council, which aims to bring entrepreneurship and innovation to the United Nations. He co-authored the book “Get Big Fast and Do More Good,” which was published in November 2013 and has received accolades from TIME, Entrepreneur, Forbes, and SUCCESS Magazine, among others. “Get Big Fast and Do More Good” was named one of the top 5 business books of 2014 by

For more information, visit or call 488-2455.

The Institute Speaker Series is supported by the Institute for Global Enterprise in Indiana, funded by a grant from Lilly Endowment Inc.

* 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! 


Info You Should Know

* Gifts from Vectren and Alcoa for UE Greenhouse

The Office of Development is pleased to announce that the Alcoa Foundation and the Vectren Foundation will be providing funding to support the current greenhouse project. Vectren has committed to $50,000 while Alcoa has agreed to $40,000.
This is very exciting news in that these two gifts complete fundraising for the project with a total of $701,000 being raised from alumni, friends, and now local corporate foundations. The lead gift for the project was provided by Sharon and Burkley McCarthy. Sharon and Burke were inducted as honorary members of the UE Alumni Association in 2004. Sharon serves as a member of the UE Board of Trustees. If you see them, please thank the McCarthy’s for their generous support of UE and our sciences.

* Wall Street Journal Subscriptions Available in Bookstore

The UE Bookstore now have available in the store 15 week online subscriptions to the Wall Street Journal. The cost is $15.00 for a 15 week subscription. That's a dollar a week. Stop by the Bookstore to purchase one. 

* 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. 



* Maass Presents at American Political Science Association Annual Meeting

Richard W. Maass, assistant professor of political science, presented a chapter of his book project at the annual meeting of the American Political Science Association on Friday, August 29, in Washington, DC. Professor Maass' paper, "'Beasts of Prey': American Annexationism and Native American Lands," examines the evolution of U.S. Native American policies from assimilation to exclusion in the aftermath of the annexations of Transappalachia and Louisiana. 

* 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).

* Dr. Kimberling Presents Research

Clark Kimberling, Professor of Mathematics, presented a research paper, "The Infinite Fibonacci Tree and Other Trees Generated by Rules," at the Sixteenth International Conference on Fibonacci Numbers and Their Applications, at the Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, New York, July 22. The paper, co-authored with English engineer Peter J. C. Moses, will be published in the Proceedings of the conference. The infinite Fibonacci tree is described in the Online Encyclopedia of Integer Sequences (, which includes a guide to related sequences published in the encyclopedia during Dr. Kimberling's research. At the conference, Dr. Kimberling also led the Problem Session, in which unsolved problems were presented and discussed; Dr. Kimberling is editing these problems for a chapter in the Proceedings, as he has for the past four international conferences of the Fibonacci Association ( 


Harlaxton Happenings

* Scholarly and Professional Activities from the Faculty of Harlaxton College

Dr. Edward Bujak, Senior Lecturer in History and British Studies at Harlaxton College, will present a paper entitled “Storytelling and Memory in Teaching World War One in US/UK Study Abroad” at the Story of Memory Conference at the University of Roehampton in London on September 4th.

Bujak will also be featured guest speaker on September 8th on the BBC Radio 4 series “ What’s the Point…?”  He will be discussing Royal Warrants issued by the Queen, Prince Philip, and the Prince of Wales to businesses in the UK.  Royal Warrants are special appointments issued exclusively to businesses who supply goods or services to the royal court.



* Austin Peay Hangs on for 3-1 Win Over Aces

Freshman Genesis Miranda and senior Ashley Ring recorded 15 kills apiece, but Austin Peay finished the night hitting .231 on its way to a 3-1 victory over the University of Evansville volleyball team on Tuesday evening at the Carson Center.

Ring finished her strong night for UE (0-4) hitting an accurate .344 as she posted her 15 kills against just four errors. The second-leading blocker in the Missouri Valley Conference continued to add to her numbers on Tuesday as Meaghan Holmes posted 8 blocks. Defensively, Kim Deprez chipped in 18 digs while Tathianna Cordero had her top effort with 13.

Leading the way for the Governors (1-3) was Sammie Ebright. She finished with 13 kills while Liz Landon posted 10. Four APSU players recorded double-digit digs, led by Lizzy Bales’ final tally of 14.

A late rally by Austin Peay saw them take an early 1-0 lead in the match. With the score tied at 7-7, freshman Cathy Schreiber notched her first kill of the night as the Aces took the lead for the majority of the set. The advantage grew to as many as five at 21-16 before the Governors rallied back. Liz Landon captained a 7-2 run as APSU fought back to tie the game up at 23-23. That run extended to a 9-2 rally as Landon posted her fifth kill of the frame to give APSU the lead before Samantha Strother notched the clincher to give the Governors a 25-23 win.

Austin Peay saw its momentum continue into the second game as they jumped out to an early 7-3 lead. That lead got as high as six points (16-10) before they cruised to a 25-21 win. Ebright was solid against for APSU in the frame, posting a team-best four kills.

Evansville started off hot and held on for a 25-22 triumph in the third set. Miranda posted a kill to give UE a 2-1 lead. The Aces would not relinquish that edge, going up by as many as eight points at 21-13. A Cordero service ace, followed up by a Miranda kill, capped off the stretch. Looking to finish off the midweek sweep, Austin Peay battled back. An 8-1 run saw the Evansville lead cut to just one tally at 22-21. Ebright played a pivotal role in the stretch, posting three consecutive kills.

With their backs against the wall and the game on the line, the Aces regained their composure and got the job done. UE forced a pair of errors to go up 24-21 before Ring transformed a Grace Carter set for a kill to finish off the game.

Unfortunately, Evansville was unable to capitalize on the momentum as Austin Peay roared back with a 25-12 decision in the fourth set. The Aces hit -.133 in the frame as opposed to .222 by the Governors.

This weekend, the Aces will look to get in the win column as they travel to northeast Ohio for a tournament hosted by Kent State. Evansville will face Kent State, New Hampshire and Morehead State in the event, which begins on Friday at 12 p.m. CT.


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