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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

What's Happening Today

* 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! 

* Delta Omega Zeta Recruitment

Hello, ladies! Tonight is the third event of DOZ recruitment - Craft Night! This semester our craft of homemade, "no sew" blankets will be given to Project Linus. The event will be at the DOZ house at 532 S Weinbach Avenue, from 7-9 pm. 

* 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. 

* 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 ab509@evansville.edu. 

* Humanities and Social Sciences Night Tonight

Humanities and Social Sciences Night is tonight in Eykamp Hall (Ridgway University Center).

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 10 academic departments. Contact Career Development (488-1083) with questions. 

* Deans' List Students Recognized at UE Libraries

Students who earned Deans' List status for Spring Semester 2014 are recognized in an exhibit at UE Libraries located in the entry lobby. Students merit the honor of being named to Deans' List at the conclusion of each semester by earning a semester grade point average of 3.5 on a four point scale while carrying a full academic course load of at least twelve hours excluding Pass/Fail courses. The exhibit continues through September 26th. 

* 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 (career@evansville.edu).
 

Upcoming Events

* Constitution Day Speaker - Today at 12:30 PM

Mark Miller, local attorney and board member of the Indiana branch of the American Civil Liberties Union, will speak about your rights under the Constitution in Eykamp 252, Ridgway University Center at 12:30 p.m., TODAY, September 18. Miller will also take questions at the event.

After the presentation, the Center for Student Engagement will be providing an opportunity to register to vote. Whether you are registering in Indiana or a home state, you can do so today in the Ridgway University Center. 

This event is part of the University of Evansville’s annual observance of Constitution Day, and marks the 237th anniversary of the signing of the Constitution in Philadelphia. 

Admission is free and the event is open to the general public.

If you have questions about the Bill of Rights or whether your freedoms are being protected, please take advantage of this opportunity to hear from a leading civil libertarian in our area.

* Cheer Team to Hold Fundraiser at Buffalo Wild Wings

On Saturday, September 20, the University of Evansville Cheer Team will hold a fundraiser at Buffalo Wild Wings on Green River Road in Evansville. All day on Saturday, present the coupon from our social media pages to your server and 10% of your bill will go towards supporting the Aces Cheer program!

Social Media Sites:
Twitter: @UEacescheer
Instagram: @UEacescheer
Facebook: University of Evansville Cheer Team 

* UE Cheer Team Plans Car Wash at G.D. Ritzy's

This Saturday, September 20, the UE Cheer Team will hold a car wash at G.D. Ritzy's on Green River road across from Eastland Mall. The car wash will be from 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. All proceeds will go towards supporting the Aces Cheer program! 

* Cheer Team Fall Tryouts

Cheer Team fall tryouts are this Saturday, September 20, starting at 8:00 a.m. in Carson Center! We are looking for male and female participants, EVERYONE is welcome! For more information you can contact Debbie Price Moore at dede8456@aol.com OR Brent Couch at 812-746-3466. We hope to see you there!

* #readingseries is back!

Please join us this Friday, September 19, at 4 pm in the back room of The Slice for the kickoff of our student reading series! This week's #readingseries will feature fiction by Alex Gallo, nonfiction by McKenzie Ellis, and poetry by Oli Ross-Musick. This is a terrific way to support creative writing at UE, so please join us! Readings last about an hour.

* 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 ch100@evansville.edu. You may also register Sept. 22, 23, and 24, during the health screenings in Eykamp Hall, Ridgway University Center.
 

* Acettes Fall Auditions

Are you interested in becoming a member of the University of Evansville Acettes Dance Team? The Acettes will be holding a Fall Audition on September 20 from 9 am-1 pm. For more information visit gopurpleaces.com or email Coach Brooks at sr99@evansville.edu. GO ACES! 

Info You Should Know

* Fraternity Bid Night & Passover - Correct Times

The times for Fraternity Bid Night & Passover were listed incorrectly in the Flush Flash. The actual times are 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

 

* 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 jb642@evansville.edu. 

* 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: http://vimeo.com/100350132]

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 ak69@evansville.edu. 

* 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 studyabroad@evansville.edu 

* 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.

Congratulations

* Reed Performs at Indiana University

Doug ReedDouglas Reed, Professor Emeritus of Music, performed In Memoriam William Albright (1944-1998) on the C.B. Fisk organ in Auer Hall at the Jacobs School of Music, Indiana University, on September 15. Ross Erickson, UE percussion instructor, assisted. The concert demonstrated the broad spectrum of the noted American composer’s musical vocabulary: electronic music (Pneuma), sacred music (Chorale Partita on Wer Nur Den Lieben Gott), and ragtime (Sweet Sixteenths). The program included the Indiana University premieres of unpublished Albright works edited by Reed - Whistler (1834-1903): Three Nocturnes and Chorale Prelude. Albright’s relationship with the University of Evansville included the commissioning of two major keyboard works: Four Fancies For Harpsichord (1979) with the support of the Mesker Music Trust, and Symphony For Organ (1986) with the support of the Friends of UE Music and a grant from the Indiana Arts Commission and the National Endowment for the Arts. During the 1980s, the composer’s performances in Neu Chapel and Wheeler Concert Hall included the world premiere of his Organbook Iii and Ragtime and All That Jazz, featuring music by Scott Joplin, Zez Confrey, and William Bolcom. 

* 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.

* Mechanical Engineering Students' Research Featured on the Cover of a National Publication

The research work of mechanical engineering students Brandon Causey, Efoise Eigbobo, and Kevin Schafer was featured on the cover of the national quarterly CURQ on the Web, a digital publication of the Council for Undergraduate Research. Other mechanical engineering students, including Ajanwachuku Okike, Nick Ueblehor, Kyle Schwinghamer, and Alex Miller, were involved in the research to improve the performance of a solar-powered thermosiphon. 

* 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.
 

Athletics

* Volleyball Comes Up Short in Five Sets

 Three University of Evansville volleyball players posted double-digit kills, but Jenna Ruble swatted home 20 as Northern Kentucky held off a UE rally to take a 3-2 win on Tuesday evening.

Both offenses were in gear on Tuesday with freshman Cathy Schreiber leading the way for the Purple Aces (4-8). She posted a career-best 16 kills while hitting .448. She also tallied three blocks. Fellow frosh Genesis Miranda checked in with 15 kills while Ashley Ring had 14. Ring also posted 22 digs.

On defense, it was Kim Deprez pacing everyone with 35 digs while Grace Carter posted a team-high 50 assists for UE.

Four Norse (7-3) players registered double-figure kills, led by Ruble’s 20. Keely Creamer finished with 15 while Jayden Julian had 13. NKU also finished the night hitting .237 while UE hit .178 in the match.

Game one set the tone for the night as the teams battled back and forth before Evansville pulled away late for a 25-22 win. Fifteen ties led to a 21-21 score before Evansville was able to score the next two as Schreiber and Ring recorded kills. After NKU scored to make it a 23-22 game, another Ring kill, combined with a Northern Kentucky error, sealed the win.

The Norse regrouped to pull off wins in the second and third sets. Back-and-forth play continued in the early-going before Northern Kentucky utilized a 4-0 run to take a 19-15 lead in the second stanza. With the home team taking its largest lead of the game, Miranda spearheaded a 4-0 UE spurt as the Aces tied it up at 19-19.

With the score knotted at 21-21, NKU made its move, reeling off the final four tallies as Julian capped off the set with a kill to take a 25-21 victory.

In the third frame, Northern Kentucky took a 7-3 lead and never looked back. The Norse led by as many as 12 points at 22-10 before finishing with a 25-14 win. NKU hit an unbelievable .424 in the frame while Megan Wanstrath led the way with five kills.

Facing a 2-1 deficit, the Aces played their best game in the fourth, taking an 8-3 early advantage before hanging on for a 25-20 win. Four Ring kills set an early tone, but the Norse showed some fight. Down as many as seven points, NKU cut UE’s edge to just three points at 23-20 before Meaghan Holmes and Ring ended the rally with the clinchers. UE hit .300 in the set.

In game five, it was a late run that saw Northern Kentucky clinch the match. After going down 2-0, Evansville came right back to tie the game at 3-3. The next six points were tied, leading to a 9-9 score. That is where the Norse took over, recording the final six points to take the match on the strength of a 15-9 victory.

On Friday, Missouri Valley Conference play will began as the Aces travel to Carbondale, Ill. to take on Southern Illinois. 

* Bracket Announced For Gulf Coast Showcase

Fresno State will be the opening opponent for the Purple Aces men’s basketball team in the opening game of the Gulf Coast Classic in November.

The full tournament bracket for the tournament was released on Tuesday as the Aces and Bulldogs will square off in the second game on Monday, November 24 at 2:30 p.m. ET. The winner advances to face the victor in the Green Bay/East Carolina contest on Tuesday at 6 p.m.

On Wednesday at 8:30 p.m., the championship of the event will take place with the winner of UE’s bracket slated to take on one of four schools from the bottom bracket – Florida Gulf Coast, Marist, San Francisco or Hawaii.

Five out of the possible seven team the Aces can play in the event won 20 or more games last year, including the opening match-up versus Fresno State. Last year, the Bulldogs went 21-18 overall on their way to the finals of the College Basketball Invitational (CBI).

The top record in the tournament belongs to Green Bay, who went 24-7 a season ago. Florida Gulf Coast posted 22 victories while San Francisco and Hawaii checked in with 21 and 20 wins, respectively.

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