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Tuesday, September 23, 2014

* Test of Bell System

On Tuesday, September 23, OTS will be replacing the current bell system with an updated version. This will require the volume to be reset and tested. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. 


What's Happening Today

* Family Weekend Registration!

Family Weekend 2014 Registration is no longer available online. Please contact Donna Jones at 812-488-2586 or to register. Registrations are encouraged! Students, feel free to pick up registration packets for your parents at check-in. For a full schedule of events go to Questions? Please call 812-488-2586 or e-mail us at

* This Week in Music: Faculty, Ensemble, and Jazz Concerts

Consortium Instructors Cara Dailey (flute) and Ross Erickson (percussion) will present this week’s Faculty Recital in Wheeler Concert Hall on Tuesday evening, September 23, at 7:30 p.m. Professor of Music Anne Fiedler will accompany the duo on the piano as they perform a variety of works ranging from the Baroque to the Modern era. Featured composers will include Georg Philipp Telemann, Francis Poulenc, and Paul Lansky, and the program will conclude with a performance of Paul Bissell’s Archipelago (1997). The concert is free and open to the public.

The Department of Music will present its annual Family Weekend Concert in Neu Chapel this Saturday afternoon, September 27, at 2:00 p.m. The program will begin with the University Choir performing a trio of works under the direction of Associate Professor and Director of Choral Activities Dennis Malfatti. Brian St. John, Assistant Professor and Director of Orchestral Activities, will then lead the University Symphony Orchestra in performances of works by Nikolay Rimsky-Korsakov and Bedrich Smetana. The program will conclude with two works performed by the University Wind Ensemble with Associate Professor and Director of Bands Kenneth Steinsultz conducting. The concert is free and open to the public.

One of the most popular jazz groups in the Midwest, The Jamey Aebersold Jazz Quartet from Louisville, KY, will return to Wheeler Concert Hall this Sunday, September 28, at 4:00 p.m. as part of the Jazz Guest Artist Concert Series. Jamey Aebersold is one of the world’s best known jazz educators, in addition to having established an outstanding reputation as a saxophonist. The National Endowment for the Arts recently honored Jamey by naming him a “Jazz Master” in a ceremony at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. After graduating from the Indiana University School of Music, Jamey returned to his native New Albany, Indiana, where he operates his company, Jamey Aebersold Jazz, Inc. Among his many endeavors are the renowned Jamey Aebersold Jazz Camps, held annually at various locations around the US and in other countries, and the Jamey Aebersold Jazz Play-along Records, now numbering over 100 volumes, which are widely used in jazz education all over the world.

In addition to Aebersold on alto and tenor saxophones, the performers will be Luke Gillespie, piano; Tyrone Wheeler, bass; and Jonathan Higgins, drums. Gillespie is a member of the jazz faculty at the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University. Wheeler teaches at both the University of Louisville and the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music. Higgins, a busy professional jazz musician in the Louisville area, is featured as drummer on several of the Aebersold Jazz Play-along albums.

The concert is co-sponsored by the University of Evansville and the Evansville Jazz Society. Admission to the concert is $15.00 for adults, $10.00 for Evansville Jazz Society members and $5.00 for students with I.D. Tickets can be obtained by contacting the UE Department of Music at 479-2754, or may be purchased at the door.

* AMF Call Out Meeting

Students of AMF (Actively Moving Forward) is dedicated to supporting college students coping with the death or illness of a loved one. We are having our first call out/informational meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 23, at 5:00 in SOBA 273. Grief during college can be particularly difficult due to geographic distance from home and the usual support systems so AMF is here to support those who have experienced a loss. Contact with any questions. 


Upcoming Events

* Upcoming Fiddick Lecture to Feature WWII Expert

The Department of History's annual Thomas C Fiddick Memorial Lecture will this year feature a renowned expert on World War II. Professor Ted Wilson of the University of Kansas will deliver a lecture entitled "The GI Generation: Sending American Soldiers into Battle in World War II". The lecture will be on Friday, October 10 at 7 pm in Eykamp Hall, Ridgway University Center, and the whole University community is warmly invited. 

* I-House: Mozambique

This week's presenter is César Herculano Guitunga, Jr.! He is from Mozambique and is an exercise science major. His hobbies include playing indoor soccer, other sports (skateboarding, running, swimming), writing and producing music. His favorite part of UE is everything that he is exposed to. I-House is this Wednesday, September 24 at 7 p.m. in the Class of '59 Gallery and Lounge in Ridgway University Center.

* Writing Center Boot Camps Begin!

Need help with that paper? This Wednesday from 5-5:40 p.m. in the Writing Center, we begin our 10-week workshop series with a quick recap of grammar, sentence structure, punctuation and style. Open to all students. We will also show you how to sign up online for a private tutoring session. Hope to see you there! 

* High Holy Days in Judaism Begin this Week

Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, begins this coming Wednesday evening, Sept. 24 and will usher in the 10-day period known as the Jewish High Holy Days. Rosh Hashanah is followed by Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, which begins the evening of Friday, October 3, and ends the evening of Saturday, Oct. 4.

Temple Adath B'Nai Israel (TABI) cordially invites UE Jewish students, faculty, administrators, and staff to participate in all High Holy Day observances this year. Please click the links below for more information about scheduled services and TABI or email

* International Bazaar Call Out Meeting

If you would like to help with the 2014 International Bazaar, as a volunteer or even represent your own country in a booth, please come to this meeting on September 24 at 5:00 p.m. in Eykamp Hall, Ridgway University Center. If you cannot make this time, please e-mail for more info. 

* So You Think You Can Dance International

Dance night on September 26 from 8-10 pm in the small gym!! Come try and see some new dance moves with line dance instructors and UE students. 

* Scaffold Call Out Meeting September 25

Learn about a new organization that may use artificial intelligence and robotics to build creative designs from people with big ideas! We hope to recruit anyone who is interested. (You don't have to be an engineer.) If you are or aspire to be a great entrepreneur, engineer, artist, etc., this is the meeting for you. Please come to Room 101 in Koch Center on September 25, 6-7 pm for a full presentation conducted by Julian Erickson. 


Info You Should Know

* ADL International Anti-bias Education & Diversity Training Available to Campus Community

The Anti-defamation League (ADL) will be on the University of Evansville campus to offer training on anti-bias education and diversity in October and December.

There are currently 7 seats available for any campus member interested in being a part of the 4-day training.

The first of two workshops will be on Saturday and Sunday, October 18-19 and the second will be on December 6-7. The training will be a full day from 9 am until 5 pm of hands-on activities and lessons to help participants to present learning opportunities where all people can be treated with respect, dignity, equality, and fairness regardless of differences.

Once the participants have completed the training they will be licensed for 1-year to use the ADL curriculum on campus and in the community for the sole purpose providing anti-bias education at the University of Evansville and in the community.

Any campus member interested in being a part of the training should contact LaNeeca Williams, Diversity and Equity Officer at ext. 2413 or by email at by September 30,.

Training materials, and breakfast and lunch will be provided to all participants at no cost.

* Proposing a Course in the 2015 Five-Week Summer Session at Harlaxton College

Faculty who plan to propose a course for the 2015 five-week summer session at Harlaxton College, the British Campus of the University of Evansville, are invited to submit proposals at this time.

To propose a course, please contact Earl Kirk (ek43) for the official course proposal form, which will include instructions on compiling and submitting a proposal. 

The deadline for proposals is Friday, October 17.  Early submissions are invited.    

Key dates to assist in planning:

May 15: departure from USA
May 16: arrival in the UK and transfer to Harlaxton College
May 17: orientation
May 18: classes begin
June 17: classes end—final exams
June 18: departure from Harlaxton College; optional end-of-term trip begins; earliest possible return to USA
June 22: optional end-of-term trip returns to London
June 23: return to USA or independent travel

Questions may be directed to Earl Kirk, Director of Study Abroad, at ek43. 

* Work-Study Available for Fall 2014

There are still a few jobs available through work-study offered by the Office of Financial Aid for UE students. Listed below are the departments with positions available for interview:

Copy Services
The student worker will be working in the mail room, delivering mail and copy services jobs to on campus departments.  Other responsibilities include drilling, folding, padding, collating, packaging finished work, and shrink-wrapping products.

Must have availability to schedule 7 hours during the times of 9 am-12 pm, on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

Ability to follow written and oral instruction as well as be prompt and dependable.

Mail Services
Responsible for receipt, sorting, and delivery of U.S. mail and parcels on campus; loading or unloading mail van; assisting mail technician.

You must have availability to schedule 7 hours during the time of 9 am-12 pm, on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

Dependable and ability to follow instructions

Central Receiving
Receive and distribute deliveries of packaged materials; maintain office supplies for receiving dept.; answer phones; and other duties assigned by supervisor.

Ability to follow instructions, lift boxes weighing 60 lbs., and be both punctual and dependable.

Must have clean MVR on Driver License, and be able to drive a panel van for deliveries. Must be approved before driving any UE vehicle.

Recycling Program
Pick up recyclables across campus with the aid of a van; sort items for temporary storage in a designated garage on campus; deliver recyclables to a local recycle company.

Possess driver's license; have current automobile insurance; work a minimum of 2 hour blocks; able to lift 35 lbs. and move such loads down flights of stairs; and able to work during inclement weather. 

Requires punctuality and dependability.

Eligibility for these positions is based on federal need as shown through the FAFSA. Applications may be obtained at the UE Office of Financial Aid in Room 116 in Olmsted Hall. Questions regarding eligibility and job availability should be directed to Hilary Morales at

* Review Course for Fundamentals of Engineering Exam Offered

The University of Evansville College of Engineering and Computer Science has announced dates for the annual review and preparation course for those planning to take the Fundamentals of Engineering Exam.

All classes will be held Thursday evenings beginning at 6:30 p.m. in the Koch Center for Engineering and Science building on the UE campus.  Classes are divided into relevance per discipline.  Civil and mechanical engineering candidates will attend from September 25, 2014, through February 5, 2015. Electrical and computer engineering candidates will attend October 2, November 6, 13, and 20, 2014.
Fees are adjusted accordingly.

Registration forms and payment must be returned by 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 24, 2014. On campus registrations should be returned to KC250. Community members may obtain registration information by contacting Tina Newman via e-mail at or phone at 812-488-2651. Early registration is encouraged as space is limited.  

* 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 



* Professor Lisa Kretz's Publishes Article

Leadership and Research in Education: The Journal of the OCPEA is a new journal that offers an academic forum for scholarly discussions of education, curriculum and pedagogy, leadership theory, and policy studies in order to elucidate effective practices for classrooms, schools, and communities. The inaugural edition will include Professor Lisa Kretz's article "Ecological Identity in Education: Subverting the Neoliberal Self."

The following is an abstract of the paper: In what follows I argue that the vision of self underwriting the neoliberal ideology that is hijacking educational institutions constructs and shapes student identities in damaging ways. I begin by looking at neoliberal ideology and exploring the vision of self that grounds it. The neoliberal self is atomistic, individualistic, competitive, economic, and Western. I then explore an alternative approach to constructing the self, namely an ecological conceptualization of the self. The ecological self is relational, reflects community relations, cooperates, and reflects a world seen through the clarifying lens of ecology.  I bring the above insights to bear on conceptualizations of students in academic institutions. On the neoliberal model of selfhood students are imagined to be competitive individual economic entities who are homogeneous in the ways presumed by standardized testing. On this view student development occurs best when students are interpreted as information stockpiles, collecting the data necessary for the regurgitation that facilitates assuming their role in the marketplace.  Alternatively, on an ecological model of selfhood, students are treated as cooperative members of ecological communities who are diverse in terms of their particular learning needs, interests, strengths, and relevant personal history. On this view student development occurs best through nurturing the liberating growth of uniquely situated individuals in learning communities. The vision of the self that serves as the foundation to neoliberal shifts in education is, I argue, unhealthy, epistemically untenable, and problematically contradictory.  Nurturing students’ ecological selfhood is postulated as one way to subvert the neoliberal conceptualization of self and its attendant ideological constructions and assumptions.

* Students Meet European Royalty in Ferdinand

Twenty-five archaeology, art history, and history students, faculty, and alumni traveled to Ferdinand, Ind., on Saturday, September 20, to attend the Ferdinand Folk Festival celebrating the town’s 175th anniversary. The UE group was delighted to meet special guests Archduke Markus Salvator von Habsburg-Lothringen and his wife Archduchess Hildegarde of Austria at the festival. The archduke's great-grandfather was Emperor Franz Joseph I, who (after the assassination of his nephew and heir in Sarajevo) signed the proclamation that began World War I; he is the great-great-great-nephew of Emperor Ferdinand I of Austria. 

* Professor of Creative Writing William Baer has signed a contract for a second book of short fiction

Professor of Creative Writing William Baer has signed the contract for a second forthcoming book of short fiction, entitled One-and-Twenty Tales.  The book will be published next spring by Mockingbird Press.


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