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Wednesday, October 1, 2014

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* I-House: South Korea

Presenting at I-House today - Sunyoung, Ara, and Minji from South Korea! Sunyoung studies French, likes to watch movies, and her favorite part about UE are the parties. Ara studies English, likes to watch TV, and she likes the various activities at UE. Minji studies political science, enjoys surfing the internet, and likes meeting new people at UE. These lovely ladies will be presenting TODAY - Wednesday, October 1 - at I-House at 7 p.m. on the second floor of Ridgway University Center! 

* Kappa Chi Informal Recruitment Informal Meeting Today

Kappa Chi, a co-ed Christian service fraternity, is hosting an informal recruitment for those interested in joining. An informal recruitment meeting will be held Thursday, October 2 at 8:30 p.m. in Room 173 in the Schroeder School of Business Building. 

* Employee Wellness Nurse on Campus

The employee wellness nurse will be in Olmsted lobby on Wednesday, Oct. 1, from 1:00-3:00 p.m. 

* 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.

* 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.

* Graduate and Professional School Fair and Forum TODAY

Explore graduate and professional school opportunities today!

Graduate School Fair
Wednesday, Oct. 1, 1-3 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 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


Upcoming Events

* Used Book Sale to Benefit United Way - Last Call to Donate!

The 5th annual United Way Used Book Sale will be October 7 & 8. Donation boxes for books are in the following locations:

President's Office (Olmsted Hall)
Human Resources (Olmsted Hall)
Dean of A&S's Office (Hyde Hall)
Theatre Department Office (Hyde Hall)
Music Department Office (Krannart Fine Arts Building)
Publications (Sampson Hall)
Schroeder Family School of Business Area Offices
Igleheart Building
Biology Department Office (Koch Center)
Career Services (Ridgway University Center)
Tapley Multimedia Center (Graves Hall)
Athletics Office (Carson Center)

All genres are welcome except textbooks! If you have a large number of books to donate, please contact Meg Atwater-Singer at ma35/x2487.


* UE Theatre Auditions for Male Child Actors for "Macbeth"

The University of Evansville Department of Theatre is holding auditions for male child actors, ages 6–10, for small roles in the upcoming production of Macbeth, by William Shakespeare. Auditions will be at 4:00 p.m., Sunday, October 5, on the UE campus.

Actors must be available to attend occasional evening rehearsals from October 6 through Nov 13. Actors must be available for ALL performances taking place Nov. 14, 15, 20, 21, and 22 at 7:30 p.m., Nov. 16 and 23 at 2:00 p.m. and, Nov 17, 18, and 19 at 9:00 a.m.

Actors do not need to come with anything prepared, as they will be asked to read excerpts from the script.

For more information or to register, please call Sharla Cowden, UE Theatre Marketing Director, at 812.488.2747.

* Free HIV Testing on Friday, October 3

There will be a free and confidential HIV testing on October 3, from 9:00 a.m. - noon at the UE Health Center, located in the back half of Sampson Hall. Please call 488-2033 to make an appointment. 

* 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.

* SAB Fall Carnival

The Student Activities Board Fall Carnival is set for Saturday, October 4.

Activities include:

Women's Soccer game at 1 pm at Black Beauty Field

Fall Carnival from 3-5 pm on the McCutchan Stadium Plaza

Men's Soccer at 5 pm at Black Beauty Field

Women's Volleyball at 6 pm at Meeks Court

Main Event featuring juggler Charles Peachock at 7 p.m. in Eykamp Hall, Ridgway University Center

At the Fall Carnival students can enjoy human spheres, toilet racers, carnival games and prizes, corn dogs, cotton candy, and snow cones!

* Alumni Reunions on Campus this Weekend

Alumni will be on campus this weekend celebrating 50th anniversary reunions. Congratulations to the women of Zeta Tau Alpha; the Zeta Alpha chapter was founded at Evansville College in 1964 and they will celebrate this milestone at a luncheon Saturday. Members of the graduating Class of 1964 and the class of 1964 nurses will be holding special events on campus Friday and Saturday in honor of their golden anniversaries. Help welcome our alumni back to campus. Questions about any of the reunion events? Contact or extension 2586. 

* 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.


Info You Should Know

* UE PRIDE Is Looking for Panelists

UE PRIDE is hosting the annual Coming Out Panel on Oct. 8 at 6:00 pm. They are still looking for panelists to tell their coming out stories. If you are interested, e-mail PRIDE at



* UE Faculty and Students Publish Entries in New Encyclopedia

Three University of Evansville faculty, one current student, and one alumna had entries published in the recently released encyclopedia, "The Social History of the American Family."

Mari Plikuhn, assistant professor of sociology, and James J. Berry, associate professor of anthropology, co-authored the entry "Arranged Marriage."

Mari Plikuhn and Tyler Plogher, senior psychology and sociology double-major, co-authored the entry "Demographic Changes: Zero Population Growth and Birth Rates."

Mari Plikuhn and Sarah Malik ('14, psychology and sociology), co-authored the entry "Fertility."

Robin C. Sager, assistant professor of history, authored the entries “Frontier Families” and “Westward Expansion.”



* Heritage Federal Credit Union Awards Scholarships

Heritage Federal Credit Union honored soccer players Bronwyn Boswell and Kevin Schafer with its annual scholarship at last week’s Student-Athlete Academic Honors Breakfast.

Given out each year, the scholarship is given to a male and female who meet four specific criteria. They must have a minimum GPA of 3.5 while participating in at least 20 hours of community service for three or more non-profit service organizations.

The recipients must hold a campus leadership position and also assume a leadership role on their team, which is based on a letter of recommendation from their head coach.

Bronwyn Boswell of the women’s soccer team has earned a 3.952 GPA as a direct admit into the Physical Therapy Program. She has accumulated 40 community service hours while helping out 10 different organizations.

Mechanical Engineering major Kevin Schafer has worked hard to achieving a 3.9 GPA in his first three years. In the community, Schafer has worked 20.5 hours across eight different organizations.

* Swimming and Diving Strong at Butler Quad Meet

The Purple Aces swimming and diving teams opened up the 2014-15 season on Sunday at the Butler Quad Meet in Fishers, Ind. Overall, the women went 5-0 while the men were 2-2 in the meet.

Evansville's women had a perfect 5-0 day on Sunday. Their top score of 185.00 came against Western Illinois, who tallied a 48. They topped Butler by a 172.00-56.00 final while the other scores of the day were a 168.00-57.00 victory over Valparaiso, a 137.00-101.00 triumph against Saint Louis and a 135.00-93.00 victory over Xavier.

The men were also impressive, going an even 2-2 on the day. They defeated Valparaiso, 144.00-75.00 and took down Western Illinois, 120.00-109.00. Their defeats were to Saint Louis (179.00-54.00) and Xavier (115.00-104.00).

Head coach Rickey Perkins was pleased with the effort in the opener, but also knows there is still work to be done.

"I am very proud of the way we competed. Our main goal was to compete to the best of our ability today. I felt that we did that," Perkins said. "We will use this meet to work on our strengths and weaknesses and try our best to continue to improve our strengths and work on our weaknesses."

Highlighting the day were several victories by the Aces. A foursome of Micheala Kent, Mackenzie Powell, Danielle Freeman and Abby Smith were victorious in the 200 medley Relay. Freeman, who is coming off of a stellar freshman campaign, was also victorious in the 50 and 100 freestyle races.

Michelle Tipton earned a pair of victories for UE. She topped the competition in the 200 and 500 Freestyle events. Tipton contributed to a team win in the 400 free relay. She teamed with Samantha Montgomery, Abby Smith and Mackenzie Harris. On the diving side, Courtney Coverdale earned the win in the 1 meter and 3 meter dives.

Evansville's men also had a successful day, posting numerous top three efforts. In the 200 medley relay, Ethan O'Rourke, Troy Burger, Daniel O'Brien and Ashton Bishop combined to finish in second place. Burger also recorded a second place in the 200 breaststroke.

In the 50 freestyle race, Bishop came home in third place. Diver Austin Penler posted a pair of second place outings, taking the runner-up spot in the 1 meter and 3 meter dives.

The Aces are set to return to Wyttenback Pool this weekend to face Southern Illinois in a pair of events. On Friday, the Aces and Salukis will dive at 4 p.m. at the Carson Center before they match up in their swimming events beginning at 11 a.m. on Saturday.


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