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Monday, September 29, 2014

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* Monday Night at the Newman Center: "Exorcism - What's Real? What's Hollywood?"

We've all seen the movies and heard the stories, but what is exorcism really like in the Catholic Church? Come to the Newman Center Monday night and hear from a real-life, Vatican-trained and Church-approved exorcist from right here in Indiana!

Father Vince Lampert is a priest of the Archdiocese of Indianapolis. He is a full-time pastor at Sts. Francis and Clare Parish in Greenwood, and in 2005 was asked by Archbishop Daniel Buechlein to be trained to serve as the archdiocese’s official exorcist. He trained under two exorcists at the Vatican, and is one of about fifty trained exorcists serving in US dioceses today.

He will talk about the process and role of exorcism in the Church today, and how his experience lines up with what we see in the movies. There will also be time for questions.

The Newman Center's weekly Dinner & Discussion begins with dinner at 5:30, followed by the discussion from 6-7. We are located at 1901 Lincoln Avenue, just across the street from the Koch Center side of UE's front oval.

Everyone is welcome! E-mail Mike Roesch at mr201 with any questions.


Upcoming Events

* Human Trafficking Movie Tickets STILL AVAILABLE

Did you miss the opportunity to pick up your ticket to the documentary, "Ang"? The film depicting the work of Uncharted International's (local Evansville nonprofit) work to address human trafficking debuts Thursday, October 2 at 6:30 pm at the Victory Theatre. Tickets are available at the Center for Student Engagement for $5. Must be picked up by Thursday at noon. 

* This Week in Music: Faculty Recital

Department of Music Chair and Associate Professor of Clarinet Thomas Josenhans, Eykamp String Quartet violist Rose Wollman, and Associate Professor of Piano Garnet Ungar will present this week’s Faculty Recital in Wheeler Concert Hall on Tuesday, September 30, at 7:30 p.m. The trio will perform a program of works ranging from Mozart to the Modern era, including Mozart’s Trio in E-Flat Major, K. 498, and pieces by Max Bruch, English composer Rebecca Clarke, and Hungarian composer György Kurtág. The recital is free and open to the public. 

* Diversity and Equity Training

LaNeeca Williams, UE diversity and equity officer, will offer diversity awareness training for all faculty, staff, and administrators on October 9 in Room 173, the Schroeder School of Business Building from 3:00 until 4:30 pm.

The training will focus on ways to help build an institutional climate that is inclusive. Williams will share stories and humor to offer ways to help develop diversity and inclusion in everything that we do on campus.

Please RSVP to by October 2, if interested. The seating is limited to 48 participants. All participants will receive a certificate of completion after attending the session training.

* Career Colloquium Featuring Bethany Bonifield, '13: My Life After UE

Biology major Bethany Bonifield, '13 who is a microbiologist at Bristol-Myers Squibb will be talking about her career path at the Science and Math Scholarship (SAMS) career colloquium on Tuesday, September 30. The event is from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. in Room 102, Koch Center. This colloquium has been organized for all science and math majors, and is sponsored by the NSF-supported SAMS program, the Center for Career Development, and the Office of Alumni and Parent Relations. 

* Writing Center Bootcamp: The Thesis Statement

Learn the basics of thesis writing at the Writing Center Bootcamp: The Thesis Statement on Wednesday, October 1 from 5-5:40 p.m. at the Writing Center. This session will address what the thesis is, why it is important, and how it should be structured. We will also cover some basic tips on organizing essays.

* Charlas en español – Informal Conversation in Spanish

Every Tuesday from 4:00 to 5:00 pm at Jazzman’s/Rademacher Lounge in Ridgway – Starting Tuesday, September, 30th.
Come practice informal conversation in Spanish with other UE students in a relaxed atmosphere. For more information, please contact: Bárbara Vera (Spanish FLTA 2014-15) at

* UE Theatre Holding Auditions for Male Non-Theatre Majors for "Macbeth"

The Department of Theatre is holding auditions for male non-theatre majors for their upcoming production of MACBETH, by William Shakespeare.

Auditions will be held Wednesday, October 1, at 7 pm, in Hyde Hall 126. Students should stop by the Department of Theatre Office in Hyde Hall, Room 106, to sign-up and pick up a copy of excerpts from the script to read at auditions.

Interested students must be available for occasional evening rehearsals from 7–10 pm, beginning October 6, and nightly rehearsals from November 7 to 13. In addition, students must be available for all performances November 14, 15, 20, 21, 22 at 7:30 pm; November 16 and 23 at 2 pm, and three high school performances November 17, 18, 19 at 9 am. Excused absence request forms will be provided for the morning performances.

* Best Buddies Call-Out Meeting!

Are you interested in working with individuals with disabilities? Would you like to create more friendships and have some fun? If so, consider joining the University of Evansville's Chapter of Best Buddies. We are an active chapter partnered with the Arc of Evansville.

Our call-out meeting will be Tuesday, September 30 at 8 p.m. in Room 172 in the Schroeder Family School of Business Building! Come out to learn more!

To learn more information go onto and contact Haley Anderson, the Chapter President, at You can also go ahead and submit your official application to be part of the chapter at 

* Graduate School Events

On Wednesday, October 1, the Center for Career Development is sponsoring two graduate school events!

Graduate School Fair
Wednesday, Oct. 1, 1:00-3:00 pm
East Terrace (outside Ridgway University Center)

Registered schools:

Ball State University

Campbellsville University

Indiana Tech - Evansville

Indiana Tech Law School

Indiana University Kelly School of Business—Graduate Accounting
Program, Information Systems Graduate Program

Indiana University School of Social Work

Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy


IUPUI - School of Public and Environmental Affairs

Purdue University


Southern Illinois University-Carbondale School of Law

The University of Indianapolis

University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law

University of Louisville School of Dentistry

University of Southern Indiana

Valparaiso University Law

Graduate School Forum
Wednesday, Oct. 1, 6:30-8:00 pm
Room 75 - Schroeder Family School of Business Building

Faculty, alumni, and admissions representatives will discuss topics relating to graduate school admissions, programs, and more.

Confirmed panelists:

Dr. Katie Aldred
Visiting Assistant Professor, Biology, University of Evansville

Dr. Janet Beagle
Director of Graduate Admissions, Purdue University

Luke Bickel
Director of Graduate Programs, School of Public and Environmental Affairs
Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis

Bryan Hamann
Graduate Student, Western Kentucky University

Arryn Lash, J.D.
Southern Illinois University-Carbondale School of Law

The hour long Q&A will be followed by a reception where students can talk to panelists informally. All students welcome! 

* 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

* 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.

* Andiron Lecture by Paul Parkison - Should School Curriculum be Cathartic?

Paul Parkison, associate professor and chair of the School of Education, will be the speaker at the Andiron Lecture on October 1. The lecture begins at 4 p.m. in Eykamp 252, Ridgway University Center. A social hour with beverages precedes each lecture at 3:45 p.m. All the Andiron Lectures are free and open to the public.

Parkison completed an EdD in curriculum and instruction from the University of Memphis in 2004. He earned an MA in political science from Vanderbilt University and a BA in history and political science at Wabash College. Prior to working at UE, Parkison was chair of the Department of Teacher Education at the University of Southern Indiana. He served as a social studies teacher at the middle school and secondary levels for 11 years prior to his time at USI.

His primary research interests include education policy analysis and teacher identity formation and maintenance. Formal school curriculum represents a mechanism through which social forces shape the human psyche and could facilitate the catharsis that enables authenticity for each individual. This lecture will examine institutional barriers that present obstacles to a cathartic education. Consideration of the assumed dichotomous and antagonistic relationship between mimesis (lived experience/curriculum) and the potential catharsis offered by the school curriculum exposes fractures in the hegemony of standards, high-stakes testing, and the accountability paradigm and reveals the potential for re-engaging with issues of citizenship and learner-centered curricula.

For further information, call the series coordinator Annette Parks at 812-488-1070 or the William L. Ridgway College, College of Arts and Sciences at 812-488-2589.


Info You Should Know

* UE Inclusion Committee Accepting Applications for Student Membership for 2014-2015

The University of Evansville Inclusion Committee is accepting applications for student membership for 2014-2015. The application must be filed by 5:00 pm, Friday, October 3, in order to be considered in the first round of screenings. Please keep answers concise and informative. You are introducing yourself to the members of the University of Evansville Inclusion Committee (UEIC) and sharing with them why you are interested in being considered for appointment. The committee will be interested in you sharing why diversity and inclusion is important to you. You must be a student at the University of Evansville in order to receive primary consideration. There is a form and description located outside of the Office of Diversity Initiatives in Olmsted, Room 241. You may attach a resume’ however it is not necessary. Once you have completed the application it will be sent to the UEIC to review. Recommendations for appointment will be made by October 17. It is a one year appointment.

For more information please contact LaNeeca Williams, Diversity and Equity Officer, at lw161 or 488-2413.



* Aces Wrap Up Play at UE/USI Fall Invitational

After going undefeated on Friday, the University of Evansville women’s tennis team kept rolling on Saturday, finishing with just one blemish as the Purple Aces wrapped up play in the UE/USI Fall Invitational at Wesselman Park.

Two rounds of singles and one doubles tilt made up Saturday’s action for the Aces. The action got underway around 9 a.m. versus Austin Peay before UE took on USI in a pair of singles tilts. The lone loss for the day for Evansville came in top singles as Natasha James fell to Ornella Di Salvo, 1-6, 7-5, 12-10. James later rebounded against Ashlee Hasson of USI, winning 6-0, 6-0.

Marketa Trousilova was victorious in flight two singles, she defeated Vanessa Tavares (APSU), 6-1, 6-2 before taking down Elizabeth Wilm from USI, 6-4, 6-1. Angjela Brguljan continued her big start to 2014. Playing in the third flight, Brguljan began the day earning a win over Hannah Tatlock (APSU), 6-2, 7-5. Later, Brguljan topped Brenna Wu of the Screaming Eagles, 6-1, 7-5.

In flight four, Marina Moreno went 2-0 in singles action on the day. Against Austin Peay’s Brittney Covington, Moreno won, 6-1, 7-6 (2) before topping Kymberly Brannon from USI, 6-3, 6-0.

True freshman Kennedy Craig remains undefeated in singles action. She defeated Jovana Karac of APSU, 6-4, 6-4 before taking down Kelsey Shipman (USI), 6-0, 6-4. At flight six, Mina Milovic defeated Alize Uyttenhove of Charleston, 4-6, 6-0, 10-3. Austin Peay once again had just five players entered in the event. Milovic finished the day with a victory over Miranda Camp from USI, 6-1, 6-0.

Evansville capped the day off with a doubles match versus Charleston. At flight one, Trousilova and Moreno earned an 8-1 win over Toni Katipa and Kelsey Hensley. James and Brguljan took the win in the second flight, beating Marieve Edwards and Jackie Bakos, 8-4. In the third flight, Milovic and Craig topped Ana Maria Pena and Taylor Todd, 8-5.

Next up for the Aces is the MVC Individual Championship. Set for Oct. 3-5, Drake will be the host of the tournament.

* Shorthanded Aces Fall at Illinois State

Down one of its top players due to injury, the University of Evansville volleyball team put up a valiant effort before falling to Illinois State by a 3-0 final on Sunday afternoon.

The Purple Aces (4-11, 0-3 MVC) played on Sunday without freshman Genesis Miranda. Ashley Ring posted seven kills to lead the Aces while Cathy Schreiber (6) and Stephanie Cerino (5) were next for UE. Grace Carter finished with 16 assists while Kim Deprez had 14 digs.

Ashley Rosch led the Redbirds (10-5, 4-0 MVC) with 16 kills. Emily Schneider finished with 10. Offensively, Illinois State was hitting on all cylinders, hitting .434 while limiting Evansville to .078.

Rosch set the tone in the opening set, posting a pair of early kills as ISU opened up a 7-2 lead before winning by a 25-13 final. Stacey Niao led Illinois State with five kills in the frame while Kaitlyn Early registered nine assists. Schreiber was the top player for UE, notching three kills while Tathianna Cordero was solid defensively, posting six digs in the frame.

Evansville’s top effort came in the second set. Despite falling behind 6-1, the Aces fought back to get within four points at 14-10 on a Ring kill. That was as close as the offense for UE would get as the Redbirds extended the lead to as many as eight before earning the 25-18 win.

Illinois State continued its accurate hitting in the third set, posting a .474 as Rosch had 11 kills. Evansville took the early 1-0 lead, but the Redbirds came back to take a 3-2 lead and never looked back, taking a 25-11 victory to seal the match.

Playing an extended role on Sunday, Cordero had her top effort with a total of eight digs. Ring also posted eight. Schreiber led the offense as she hit .455 on the day.

The Aces return to the Carson Center next weekend, welcoming Bradley and Loyola.


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