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Thursday, September 18, 2014

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* 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.

* 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.

* Delta Omega Zeta Recruitment

Hello, ladies! Tonight is the final event at the DOZ house for recruitment Fall 2014. It is spaghetti dinner night from 5:00 pm-7:00 pm. Dress is business casual. Hope to see you there! 


Upcoming Events

* University Worship this Sunday - Tailgate Party to Follow!

Tailgate PartyYou're invited! University Worship this Sunday, September 21, 10:30 a.m. in Neu Chapel! This week we seek to understand God's economics through the story of day-laborers in 1st century Palestine. New words of hope are on the agenda! Neu Chapel student-led jazz ensemble and vocalists will be leading totally new music AGAIN! All are welcome at the table, so join us as we seek to understand better our place in life and God’s love for the world. Donuts and coffee bar opens at 10:00 a.m. Tailgate party with comfort food and fellowship immediately following worship! 

* "Prayers for Peace" Candlelight Service in Neu Chapel on September 22

VespersThe University of Evansville will observe International Day of Peace with a candlelight service in Neu Chapel on Monday, September 22, at 9:00 p.m. All faiths and ages are encouraged to attend as we come together to pray for peace in the world.

The United Nations General Assembly declared September 21 as a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, both within and among all nations and peoples. The United Nations invites all nations and people to honor Peace Day through education and public awareness on issues related to peace. 

* Health Screenings Scheduled in Eykamp Sept. 22 - 24

Some appointment confirmations have stated the screenings are in the Health Center. The screenings are in Eykamp 253, 254, and 255 located on the second floor of Ridgway University Center.

If you still need to be screened for the HRA program and do not have an appointment, please schedule your appointment in AceLink by Friday, Sept. 19, 6:00 p.m.

* 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 OR Brent Couch at 812-746-3466. We hope to see you there!

* Fall Professionalization Talk: Applying to MFA Programs

On Monday, September 22, at 4:00 p.m., Dr. Lisa Nikolidakis will give a talk on applying to MFA programs in Room 162 in Schroeder Family School of Business Building.

Topics covered will include how to research programs, the application process, writing an effective personal statement, etiquette for requesting recommendations, and what to expect from graduate school.

After the 40-minute talk, there will be 20 minutes for Q&A. Following the Q&A, students who are preparing to apply to MFAs this term and have drafts of personal statements are welcome to stick around for more personalized feedback and guidance. 

* #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.


Info You Should Know

* Deadline for Student Charges

The last day to charge textbooks and supplies to your student account for the Fall term is Monday, September 29. If you still need a book or supplies and wish to take advantage of charging to your student account these items in the UE Bookstore, please do so by this date. If you have questions please contact the Bookstore 

* PT Department Need Elderly Participants for Balance Study

The physical therapy department faculty and students are seeking participants to take part in an upcoming balance training study. Participation involves two testing sessions and free balance training sessions three times per week for four weeks starting from October 21. Participants will be paid $20 for their testing sessions. Each testing session will take approximately two hours and include a free clinical evaluation. The balance training sessions will involve balance activities led by UE student physical therapists. We are seeking participants who are 65 years of age or older and who can walk without an assistive device for 10 feet. All participants are welcome regardless of prior fall history.

If you are interested in participating, please contact: Dr. Tzurei Chen at 812-488-2408 or Janet Szczepanski at 812-488-2576. Thank you very much for your consideration.

* 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.


* 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. 



* 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. 

* 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. 


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