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Wednesday, September 24, 2014

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* Catholic Mass in Neu Chapel Tonight

Join the Newman Club for Mass tonight at 9:30pm in Neu Chapel. Father Christopher Droste is this week's celebrant. He will be available for Confessions at 9:00 p.m., and the Rosary will be prayed then as well. Everyone is welcome! 

* Call Out Meeting for Movie Critic Club - Remembering Robin Williams

On August 11, we lost Robin Williams. This Wednesday, September 24, the Movie Critic Club will be honoring his life by watching his first major successful movie, Good Morning, Vietnam! The film will be shown in Hyde Hall Room 6, at 7:30 pm. Please come and honor this terrific actor. 

* 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

* 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

* 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. 


Upcoming Events

* GI Generation to Be Topic of UE's Fiddick Lecture on October 10

Theodore WilsonEvansville native Theodore Wilson, University of Kansas professor of history, will be the speaker at the University of Evansville’s Thomas C. Fiddick Memorial Lecture on October 10. The lecture starts at 7:00 p.m., in Eykamp Hall, Room 251, Ridgway University Center. This event, which is sponsored by UE’s Department of History, is free and open to the public.

Wilson’s topic will be "The GI Generation: Sending American Soldiers into Battle in World War II."

“Theodore Wilson is one of the most distinguished historians of the Second World War working in America today, and we are thrilled to bring him to UE to deliver the Fiddick Lecture and interact with students in class,” said James MacLeod, UE professor of history and director of the Fiddick Memorial Lecture.

MacLeod added “As we mark the 70th anniversary of D-Day and other battles where young Americans changed the course of world history, it is the perfect time to hear from one of the world’s foremost authorities on the United States Military between 1941 and 1945.”

Wilson earned his PhD from Indiana University in 1966 and has been a professor at the University of Kansas since 1965. His research has focused on the intersections of politics, national security policies, and foreign affairs between 1940 and 1975, and in recent years chiefly on the military dimensions of World War II. A recipient of Guggenheim and NEH fellowships, Wilson has held visiting appointments at the US Army Command and General Staff College, Leicester University, and University College Dublin. He served as Senior Research Fellow during 1989-91 at the US Army Center of Military History.

He is the author or editor of such works as The First Summit: Roosevelt and Churchill at Placentia Bay, 1941; Makers of American Diplomacy; D-Day 1944, and Victory in Europe, 1945: From World War to Cold War. He is the general editor of the University Press of Kansas series, Modern War Studies. Forthcoming books include Coalition Warfare: A History and Building Warriors: The Selection and Training of U.S. Ground Combat Forces in World War II.

Thomas Fiddick, for whom the Fiddick Memorial Lecture is named, was a professor of history at UE from 1963 to 2002. He was a dedicated teacher, productive scholar, and a tireless fighter in the cause of justice. His death on the day of his retirement in 2002 stunned the UE community, especially his former students. It was the efforts of those students, along with Fiddick’s friends and the University, which led to the establishment of the Thomas C. Fiddick Memorial Lecture.

“The Fiddick Lecture is one of the best events of the year, as we get to celebrate the career of a truly outstanding faculty member here at UE,” MacLeod explained. “Tom Fiddick was a brilliant scholar and an incredible teacher who made a life-transforming impact on generations of students.”

For more information, please contact the UE Department of History at 812-488-2963.

* UE Grad Joyce Bowles to Speak on Campus on October 2

Please join the University of Evansville's Dunigan Family Department of Nursing and Health Sciences and the Eta Lambda Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau to an event featuring Joyce Bowles (Johnson) PhD, RN, and NMCC. Bowles is a graduate of the 1964 UE Bachelor of Science in Nursing Class, a retired army nurse, university professor and dean.

Bowles will speak about “The Importance of Options" on Thursday, October 2, at 7:00 p.m. in Room 170 (Smythe Lecture Hall), Schroeder Family School of Business Building. A dessert reception will follow.

This event is open to all members of Sigma Theta Tau, the local community, and UE faculty, students and staff.  Please RSVP to Jane Woods at 488-2343 or by 5 p.m. on Thursday, September 25 if you plan to attend! 

* UE Bookstore Parents Weekend Sale

The UE Bookstore will be offering 15% OFF the regular price of all clothing and gift purchases during Parents Weekend, Sept 26-28. Anyone can take advantage of the discount during store hours on Friday from 8 a.m.-6 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., or Sunday from noon.-2 p.m. Items already on clearance are exempt from this sale. 

* Get Your Flu Shot Today

Flu shots for students, employees, and family members will be available on Thursday October 2 from 7:00 am - 11:00 a.m., in the Crayton E. and Ellen Mann Health Center located in Sampson Hall. The cost is $20.00 per person. If you have coverage through Meritain Health, present your health insurance card at the time of service and there will be no charge for this service. Please see

* 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. 

* UE Theatre Opens Season with Award-Winning Musical The Wild Party

The University of Evansville Department of Theatre proudly announces a dynamic start to its 2014–2015 season—Andrew Lippa’s award-winning musical The Wild Party, opening Friday Sept. 26, at 7:30 p.m. in UE’s Shanklin Theatre. Additional performances are at 7:30 p.m. on Sept. 27, Oct. 2, 3, 4, and at 2:00 p.m. on Sept. 28 and Oct. 5.

After making its premiere at New York’s Manhattan Theatre Club in 2000, this racy musical was hailed by The Chicago Tribune as a “tasty stew of jazz, blues, gospel, and Tin Pan Alley…a sexy, sweaty, gloriously disorienting voyage.” In Manhattan during Prohibition, two tempestuous lovers, Queenie and Burrs, collude to throw a party to end all parties. With a guest list chock-full of colorful and evocative characters, the evening of decadence ends in disaster and irreversible violence. The Roaring Twenties were fueled with jazz and gin, and Lippa’s award-winning and pulse-racing score infuses this glitterati-filled musical with an addictive vibrancy and a passionate and unforgettable finale.

The Wild Party is directed by R. Scott Lank, Professor of Theatre and features a 9-person student orchestra, led by musical director Gregory B. Rike, Professor of Music. Associate Professor of Theatre Eric Renschler serves as the scenic designer; Professor of Theatre Patti McCrory is the costume designer; Sarah Stolnack, a senior from Seattle, Wash., is the lighting designer; Professor of Theatre Diane Brewer is the dramaturg; guest artist and 2012 alumnus, BJ Brooks, is the sound designer; Sarah Dory, a senior from Green Castle, Ind., serves as the associate scenic designer; and Alexis Richards, a senior from Fort Denver, Colo., serves as the associate lighting designer.

The cast features Oriana Lada, a senior from St. Paul, Minn., as Queenie and Robin Coppock, a senior from Richland, Wash., as Burrs, the hosts of the uproarious party. The 18- person cast also features Maryam Louise Abdi, a senior from Kenmore, Wash., as Kate and DéYonté Jenkins, a junior from Portland, Tenn., as Black.

Ticket prices are $17 for adults and $15 for senior adults, students and UE faculty and staff. UE students may obtain one free student rush ticket beginning at noon on the day of the performance they wish to attend. Subscriptions for the four-play Shanklin Theatre season are still available for $44 for adults and $38 for senior adults, students, and UE faculty. Including the musical

The Wild Party, a season subscription also includes Macbeth, by William Shakespeare, Nov. 14 through 23; Dancing at Lughnasa, by Brian Friel, Feb. 20 through Mar. 1; and A Streetcar Named Desire, by Tennessee Williams, Apr. 17-26. Tickets may be purchased by calling 812-488– 2031, Monday through Friday, noon to 5:00 p.m.


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 

* 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. 

* 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.



* Beavers Invited to Co-Edit Series of Ethics Books

Anthony F. Beavers, professor of philosophy and director of the Digital Humanities Lab, was recently invited to serve as co-editor of a series of ethics books to be published by Mimesis International, an Italian publisher that wishes to publish a series of books in English. The series will publish two to three volumes a year into the indefinite future, and will focus on topics ranging from the philosophy of information and digital ethics to more theoretical issues concerning the differences between ethics and law. The other co-editor named in the project is Pier Marrone of the University of Trieste. Beavers was a recent recipient of the World Technology Award for Ethics for his work on ethics, automated technologies and digital media. 

* 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.

* 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.

* Business Started by UE Grad Sponsoring Run to Benefit Burdette Park

DNK Presents - a business started by Danielle Wolter '08 - is sponsoring a Nighttime 5k Blood Moon Run at Evansville's Burdette Park on October 4. Registration is from 7-8 p.m. with the race starting at 8:30 p.m. The run is to benefit Burdette Park. Go to this link to sign up:


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