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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

What's Happening Today

* This Week in Music: Brass and Violin Recitals

This week’s Tuesday night faculty recital will feature four Department of Music faculty members performing on various brass instruments. Professors William Bootz (trombone) and Timothy Zifer (trumpet and flugelhorn), Assistant Professor Kenneth Steinsultz (euphonium), and Consortium Instructor Marc Zyla (horn) will each perform works for their particular instruments, with Professor of Piano Anne Fiedler accompanying Zifer and Zyla. The repertory will range from Camille Saint-Saëns’s Morceau de Concert, Op. 94, to very recent works, such as Frank Gulino’s Meditation (2011). The concert will conclude with a performance of Anthony Plog’s Trio for Brass performed by Zifer, Zyla, and Steinsultz. The concert will occur in Wheeler Concert Hall and will begin at 7:30 p.m. The concert is free and open to the public.

On Thursday night, the Department will offer a recital featuring an artist in residence and a guest artist. Eykamp String Quartet member and Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra Concertmaster Jessica Tong will be joined by pianist Christopher Miranda in a concert that will feature works by Mozart, Schubert, Brahms, and Belgian composer and violin virtuoso Eugène Ysaÿe. The concert will occur in Wheeler Concert Hall and will begin at 7:30 p.m. The concert is free and open to the public.

* Delta Omega Zeta Recruitment

Hello, unaffiliated ladies! Tonight is the second event of DOZ recruitment - Game Night at the DOZ house! Come out and enjoy an evening of Apples to Apples, Catch Phrase and a few board games! The event is from 7 pm-9 pm at the DOZ house on 532 S Weinbach Avenue. Point of contact for the event is mm573. Finger foods to be served from 7-9 pm. Hope to see you there! 

* Sigma Alpha Iota Fall Recruitment

Sigma Alpha Iota will be having fall recruitment from Monday, September 15 through Wednesday, September 17, in Room 142 in the Krannert Hall of Fine Arts Building at 9:00 pm. Activities will include a Craft Day, De-Stress Day, and Food Day. Come to any of these events to meet SAI members and find out more information about this wonderful music organization! If you have any questions, please contact Alexandra Billhartz at 


Upcoming Events

* I-House: Venezuela

Attend I-House this Wednesday, September 17 at 7 p.m. in the Class of 59' Gallery in Ridgway University Center. This week's presentation is about Venezuela! We can't wait to see what they all have in store of us! 

* 2014 Office Depot Office Supply Vendor Show and More!!

The Office Depot Office Supply Vendor Show and More is Wednesday, September 17, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in Eykamp Hall in the Ridgway University Center.

Come and see what’s new in office supplies, take away free samples, register for a door prizes, and enjoy some snacks. Plus, the RC Beverage company will be providing a second beverage sampling for UE employees. Wait there is more. Be sure to stop by the following tables for information on Vehicle Rentals; UE Supplier Diversity; and UE Environmental Management & Recycling. See you there!

* Wellness Nurse on Campus Sept. 17

The employee wellness nurse will be in Ridgway University Center lobby on Wednesday, Sept. 17, from 1 - 3 p.m. 

* Screenings for HRA Insured Sept. 22, 23, and 24

Screenings are scheduled in Eykamp Hall, Ridgway University Center on September 22, 23 and 24. HRA insured can earn up to $350 credit ($700 if spouse insured). Sign up on AceLink.

A full lipid panel is included with the screening, so an 8 hour fast is recommended. However, if you opt for Sept. 23 afternoon, please come with at least a 2 hour fast; only the triglycerides test cannot be fully interpreted and it will not affect earning HRA credit.

* Employee Healthy Lifestyle Challenge Begins Sept. 22

The exercise-based fall challenge, Fantastic Fall, begins Sept. 22. Any UE employee or spouse may participate. The top 4 finishers will each receive a $50 gift card. HRA participants can earn $150 credit for their account.

For rules, activity suggestions, and the weekly record sheet, go to AceLink/Areas/Wellness. If you would like to be on a mailing list and receive your record sheet via email weekly plus health tips, contact You may also register Sept. 22, 23, and 24, during the health screenings in Eykamp Hall, Ridgway University Center.

* Creative Writing Coffee Hour Featuring Erica Dawson

Erica Dawson will be the speaker at the Creative Writing Coffee Hour on Thursday, September 18. The event will begin at 4 p.m. in the Melvin Peterson Gallery. Dawson is an assistant professor of English and writing at the University of Tampa.

Dawson’s second collection of poetry, The Small Blades Hurt, was published by Measure Press in January 2014. Slate has commented that she “generates great energy by pulling at the impossible and sometimes pleasurable tangles of what is constant in us, and what is disposable in the world.” Her first collection, Big-Eyed Afraid, won the 2006 Anthony Hecht Poetry Prize and was published by Waywiser Press in 2007, and her various poems have appeared in Best American Poetry 2012 and 2008, Poetry: A Pocket Anthology, Harvard Review, Virginia Quarterly Review, and many other journals and anthologies.

* Humanities and Social Sciences Night

Humanities and Social Sciences Night is set for Wednesday, Sept. 17 in Eykamp Hall (Ridgway University Center). Please join us for an evening dedicated to providing post-graduate information to humanities and social sciences students.

At 5:00 p.m., join fellow students for the inaugural internship showcase. Selected humanities and social sciences students will present their internship experiences to you and a panel of judges. Prizes will be awarded and pizza will be served.

Following the showcase, from 6:30 - 7:30 p.m., students will attend their choice of the following academic sessions, featuring panels of experienced alumni and members of the community:

Archaeology, Art History, Classical Studies, English: “Beyond Barista: Applying Your Humanities Skills in the Professional World”

Communication: “Jobs Outside the Box: Careers in Communication”

Foreign Languages, International Studies, Political Science: “The Global UE Experience: The Intersection of Academics, Study Abroad, and Experiential Education”

History: “Career Paths for History Majors”

Religion: “Career Exploration for Religion Majors”

Social Sciences: "College to Career: Opportunities in Social Sciences"

The evening will conclude with a reception for students, faculty, and panelists. Dress is business casual. This event is sponsored by the Office of Alumni and Parent Relations, the Center for Career Development, and in conjunction with ten academic departments. Contact Career Development (488-1083) with questions. 

* Seasonal and Part-Time Job Fair

Need a part-time job for the holiday season or beyond? Drop by and meet with area employers at the Seasonal and Part-Time Job Fair on Wednesday, September 17! This event is scheduled from 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. on the East Terrace (outside Ridgway University Center)

- Professional attire is not required - just stop by
- Bring many copies of your resume

Schedule an appointment with the Center for Career Development to prepare for the fair and perfect your resume! Call (488-1083) or email (


Info You Should Know

* UE Libraries 2014/15 Wheeler Gift Fund Available

UE Libraries invites applications by Friday, October 10, for the Wheeler Gift Fund. Materials purchased with Wheeler funds consist of books, DVDs, or CDs a faculty member has identified as useful for support of a newly established class, a new academic program, or a cross-disciplinary effort undertaken by colleagues from several departments. Long term commitments, such as online database or journal subscriptions, cannot be supported with Wheeler funds.

The total amount available this year is $1,000. This entire sum may be awarded to one proposal or, depending on the number of proposals received and the merit of each, funds may be divided among proposals received.

The Wheeler Gift Fund was established to honor Walton M. Wheeler, Jr. (1908-60). Mr. Wheeler was a prominent Evansville attorney who served on the Board of Trustees of Evansville College from 1953-1960.

Please contact Kathy Bartelt, Collection Development Librarian, at kb4 or 2486 for an application form or to answer questions regarding the Wheeler Gift Fund.

* Athletics Looking For Volleyball Operations Assistant

Volleyball is in need of 2 individuals to assist in the operation of our volleyball games for the rest of the season. These positions would be paid. If you are interested please contact Justin Behr at 

* Human Trafficking Film Debut Tickets Available

Uncharted International will be hosting a premier for their documentary "Ang" a Human Trafficking Film at the Victory Theatre. [See trailer:]

The Center for Student Engagement will be offering $5 tickets to students (regular price $10 with student id). The showing will be on Thursday, Oct. 2, at 6:30 pm. Bus transportation will be provided. CSE has 30 tickets available. Tickets must be claimed by Sept. 23. 

* Juniors and Seniors!

All seniors and second-semester juniors need to fill out an Application for Degree Card and return it to the Registrar's Office (OH 106). This card tells the Office of the Registrar that you are ready to have a degree audit (checklist) run and provides information for Commencement. If you have any questions, contact Alex Lattner at 812-488-2615 or 

* Writing Center Opens Monday

Need some help with your paper? Go to Acelink - then Areas - then Writing Center - then Appointments to register with our new online appointment system and book your one-on-one session with a knowledgeable writing tutor. This expert service is free to all UE students. We hope to see you soon! 

* Join the UE Leadership Academy!

Always wanted to become a better leader, but didn't know where to start? The Leadership Academy is just the organization for YOU. Members of this organization will develop leadership skills and techniques through informative lectures, leadership workshops, and practical leadership experience. Apply online!

Applications due September 17 by 5:00 pm. 

* Harlaxton Applications Available

Harlaxton Fall 2015 and Spring 2016 applications now available in the Office of Study Abroad in Room 261, Schroeder Family School of Business Building. For more information, email 

* IMPACT Employee of the Month Nominations

The University of Evansville, in pursuit of excellence in service, wishes to recognize a non-faculty employee displaying records of achievement as a leader. Leadership may be demonstrated in any of the following categories: service to the University, service to students, job performance and attitude toward fellow employees.

To be eligible, an employee must be a full-time member of administration or staff. Nominations for the October 2014 IMPACT Employee of the Month are due no later than Wednesday, September 17, 2014. To nominate someone, please go to

* UE Discount for "Discover DaVinci & Michelangelo: Side by Side" Theatre Art Show

Discover DaVinci & MichelangeloDiscover DaVinci & Michelangelo: Side by Side makes its Indiana debut at Victory Theatre on October 3, at 7:30 PM. Mark Rodgers—Curator of the DaVinci Machines and Michelangelo Exhibitions at the permanent Museum of Leonardo DaVinci in Florence, Italy—will take guests on a fantastic, awe-inspiring journey through the Italian Renaissance as seen through the eyes of these two monumental geniuses.

This original theatre performance is a non-stop, multi-media event featuring movies, videos, 3-D animations and images of DaVinci and Michelangelo’s inventions, machines, sketches, codices, paintings, and sculptures. Rodgers compares and contrasts the incredible lives of Leonardo and Michelangelo as never before seen, while relating them to the world that we live in today as we strive to discover our own inner DaVinci and Michelangelo. With the code ACES, all faculty, staff, and students will receive a $5-off each ticket purchased to this extraordinary show.

This discounted offer can be redeemed at Ford Center Ticket Office or online at Visit or call the Ticket Office at 812-422-1515 for more information about this event. 

* English Department joins Twitter!

The UE English department now has an official Twitter feed. Follow us at #ueenglish for the latest news and announcements from the department as well as interesting and exciting stories from the world of literature. You can also like us on Facebook at our "Department of English at the University of Evansville" page. 



* UE Alum Jerry Baum Speaking at Trinity United Methodist Church on Wednesday

Retired UE professor and alum Jerry Baum, a nationally recognized artist, will be giving an informal presentation at Trinity United Methodist Church at 4:00 p.m., Wednesday, September 17. He will talk about how he views his art as a sustaining factor in dealing with painful challenges and health problems during his life. He is also planning on sharing his experiences using his art during world travel and mission trips. He will be presenting several pieces of art that have never before been publicly exhibited. This event is free and open to the public.  Trinity United Methodist is located in the heart of downtown Evansville at 216 SE 3rd. St., Evansville, IN 47713.  If you have any questions about this event please call 812-423-4495.

* Bill Baer Has Award-Winning Play Chosen for Showcase

Professor of Creative Writing William Baer’s award-winning one-act play, Morons, was chosen for this year’s Northern Arizona Playwriting Showcase and was performed on August 30th and 31st at the Doris Harper White Playhouse in Flagstaff, Arizona.  Professor Baer also has three verse translations (one from the Latin of Catullus, one from the Italian of Unamuno, and one from the Portuguese of Pessoa) in the current issue of Able Muse poetry journal, and another translation (from the Portuguese of Brazilian poet Cecília Meireles) published in the current issue of Modern Age.

* Heidi Strobel to Give Talk at the Reitz Home

On Wednesday, Sept. 17 at 7 pm, Associate Professor of Art History Heidi Strobel will be giving a talk entitled “Orientalism and Nineteenth-Century Images of the Levant” at the Reitz Home.

Inspired by a recent trip to Israel and Jordan, Strobel will consider examples of Orientalism in depictions of famous biblical sites such as Jezreel and Jerusalem, well-known nineteenth-century paintings, and in the Reitz Home itself.


Harlaxton Happenings

* Professional Activity by the Faculty of Harlaxton College

Dr. Edward Bujak, senior lecturer in history and British studies at Harlaxton College will be the presenter today at the Association of American Study Abroad Programmes United Kingdom (AASA/UK). The meeting will be at Ithaca College, London. Bujak's topic is “Britain and the World in the Context of US/UK Study Abroad.” Nearly 100 US-based study abroad programs in the UK are members of AASA/UK, founded in 1991 to promote trans-Atlantic education. The current Chair of the AASA/UK Executive Committee is Ian Welsh, vice principal of Harlaxton College, the British Campus of the University of Evansville.



* Volleyball Heads to Northern Kentucky on Tuesday

On Tuesday, the University of Evansville volleyball team will play its final non-conference match of the season, traveling to Northern Kentucky for a 5:30 p.m. CT matchup.

Evansville is coming off of a 2-1 weekend at its home tournament. After starting off with a loss to Central Michigan, the Purple Aces came back to defeat DePaul and IUPUI on Saturday.’

It was a pair of freshmen who led the success over the weekend. Genesis Miranda and Cathy Schreiber were named to the All-Tournament Team for their efforts. Miranda was tops in kills for UE while Schreiber led the way in blocks

Miranda had a strong home tournament, beginning with 9 kills and 11 digs versus Central Michigan. She also registered 5 blocks, including 3 solo efforts. In the win over DePaul, Miranda hit .387 with 17 kills to go along with another four blocks. She capped off the weekend with another stellar efforts – 16 kills, .343 hitting and four more blocks versus IUPUI.

Schreiber had her best weekend to date as the Aces won their home tournament. The freshman led the Aces with 19 total blocks over the weekend and also hit an efficient .364. Against DePaul, she hit .500 with 14 kills and four blocks to lead UE to the win in three sets while the finale against IUPUI saw her hit .615 with 9 kills and her top effort of six blocks. For the weekend, she finished with 34 kills, hit .364, had 13 digs and led the squad with 19 blocks.

The Norse of Northern Kentucky enter Tuesday’s matchup with a 6-3 record. NKU began the year winning its first five contests including victories over Radford and Morehead State in the Eagles Challenge. Over the weekend, they lost two out of three matches as the Blackbird Invitational, dropping tilts against LIU Brooklyn and Boston College while taking a win over Temple.

Jayden Julian is the top offensive threat for the Norse. She leads the team with a total of 98 kills and 3.33 points per set.


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