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Wednesday, October 8, 2014

* United Way Early Bird Winner!

SarahUnited Way Early Bird Winner!

We’re excited to announce that Sarah O’Leary in the Office of Counseling Services won the iPad in the Early Bird drawing. Congratulations!

It’s not too late to turn in your United Way Pledge Card for a chance to win other prizes!

Deadline: October 13 @ 8:00 a.m.
View Dr. Kazee’s special United Way podcast here:

Turn in your pledge form by the end of the day Friday be eligible to win prizes - including days off of work! Other prizes include men’s and women’s basketball tickets, theatre tickets, gift certificates to UE bookstore and Jazzman’s, and MORE! Please read the information in your packet and if you have any questions, feel free to contact Office of Human Resources at 2943. View Dr. Kazee’s special United Way podcast and also read the following testimonial of how the United Way has impacted the lives of our own faculty, staff, administrators and students. Lastly, Partner Up and give to the United Way campaign!

“A community is, in many ways, only as strong as its commitment to the welfare of all of its citizens. Even as we recognize the importance of such a commitment, we often are at a loss as to how we can make a real difference in the lives of our fellow citizens – especially those who are experiencing difficulties due to joblessness, health issues, or other challenges. My experience in Evansville and in other communities in which I’ve lived is that the United Way is a terrific way to have a meaningful impact on those most in need. Sharon and I have had the good fortune to meet many of the people at the organizations supported by the United Way, and I leave those meetings feeling deeply moved. Without the United Way, it is clear to me that Evansville would be a diminished community.”

Tom Kazee, President, University of Evansville

* New Virtual Tour Launched on UE Website

Take a virtual stroll through campus with our new online tour! Visit landmarks, enter buildings, view photos and videos, and more all from your computer or mobile device.

Explore the tour here:

* Date Change for Yearbook Graduate Pictures

Because of the date change to the Snyder Lecture Series, the LinC yearbook has been bumped from its spot in Eykamp Hall 253 in Ridgway University Center for graduate portraits on Tuesday, Oct. 21.

Portraits will now be taken from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 23 in addition to Monday, Oct. 20 and Wednesday, Oct. 22.

Call Student Publications at (812) 488–2846 or visit the office in Ridgway University Center, second floor, behind WUEV, to make your appointment today.

You may also stop at the LinC table in Ridgway University Center lobby from 11 a.m.–1 p.m. Oct. 15–16 to make an appointment.

Graduate and senior portraits are FREE, so why not be a part of the 2015 LinC yearbook! 


What's Happening Today

* Catholic Mass in Neu Chapel Tonight

The celebrant for tonight's 9:30 pm Mass in Neu Chapel will be Father Godfrey Mullen, OSB, rector of St. Benedict Cathedral. He will be available for the Sacrament of Reconciliation beginning at 9:00 p.m. Anyone can attend this quiet mid-week liturgy, and all are welcome!. 

* I-House: Pakistan

This week's presenter is Areej Naseem from Pakistan! Her major is business administration (marketing). Her hobbies are reading, cooking, event planning, interior arts and painting. Her favorite things about UE are UE's environment, education system and Kate Hogen... So come watch Areej present on Wednesday, October 8 at 7 p.m. in the Class of '59 Gallery on the second floor of Ridgway University Center.

* Employee Wellness Nurse on Campus Oct. 8

Visit the employee wellness nurse on Oct. 8 in the Schroeder School of Business Building lobby from 1 - 3 p.m. 

* Booth Leaders Meeting

A meeting is planned for International Bazaar booth leaders on Wednesday, October 8 at 6 p.m. in the Class of '59 Gallery on the second floor of Ridgway University Center. Booth leaders are required to attend this meeting.

* Writing Center Boot Camp: Outlines, Introductions and Conclusions

Learn to incorporate vivid language into your introductions and conclusions, and learn how outlining can help organize your thoughts and make writing your essays easier. Whether you’re writing a research paper or just want to make your writing more compelling in general, it’s all about detail and organization! Join us at the Writing Center on Wednesday, October 8, from 5:00-5:30 p.m. for this useful presentation. 

* Year of Service Forum Tonight

The Year of Service Forum is tonight, 6:30-8 p.m., in Smythe Lecture Hall (Room 170), Schroeder School of Business Building. A panel of faculty, alumni, and guests who have participated in distinguished Year of Service programs will discuss program selection processes, applications, program types, national vs. international opportunities, value of these experiences, teaching English abroad, etc. The hour-long Q&A will be followed by an informal reception where students can continue discussions with panelists. All students welcome! This event is sponsored by the Center for Career Development. 

* The Spanish Film Club Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

The Spanish Film Club has organized a Film Festival to celebrate the Hispanic culture. This will be a unique opportunity to connect us with the reality of different Latin-American countries such as Peru, Mexico and Chile. The movies will be screened at 7 p.m., Thursday in Room 170 in Schroeder School of Business Building.

The event is sponsored by the Office of Diversity Initiatives and the Spanish Club. For more information regarding the tittles or the synopsis of the films, contact Dr. Lorena Andueza ( 

* Used Book Sale to Benefit United Way

The 5th annual United Way Used Book Sale will be October 7 & 8 from 10 am - 2 pm in Eykamp 252 in Ridgway University Center. All paperbacks are 50¢ and hardcovers are $1. 

* Coming Out Panel This Wednesday

Join UE PRIDE this Wednesday, October 8, at 6:00 p.m., in Room 100 in Koch Center for the annual Coming Out Panel in honor of coming out day. Listen to panelists tell their funny, enlightening, and all too real tales of coming out. 


Upcoming Events

* UE Foreign Languages Hosts Its 10th Annual Linguapalooza Thursday, October 9

The Department of Foreign Languages will host their 10th Annual “Linguapalooza” event on Thursday, October 9 on campus at the Ridgway University Center. Tri state area high school students will be on campus to sharpen their foreign language skills by participating in culture, conversation and interactive sessions throughout the day. The last session of the day will be an initiation to an additional foreign language: Arabic, Chinese, French, Gaelic, German, Japanese, Portuguese and Russian.

Students will also take a tour of campus in their studied language and enjoy breakfast and lunch together. This year, there will be 145 students from 12 high schools. The schools attending this year’s event are: Boonville, Bosse, Castle, Evansville Day, Forest Park, Loogootee, Mater Dei, Mt. Vernon, Heritage Hills, North, Tecumseh, and Wood Memorial.

* Interested in Law School? IU Bloomington School of Law Director of Admissions Visiting

Join UE’s chapter of law fraternity Phi Alpha Delta in welcoming Janet Hein, director of admissions of IU’s Maurer School of Law to campus! Come learn details about the school, the admissions process, and get your questions answered. Also joining us will be attorneys Jeremy Votaw, and Patrick Thomas. Don’t miss out!

When: Thursday October 9 from 6-7 pm
Where: Room 71,  Schroeder School of Business Building


* National Depression Screening Day

National Depression Screening Day is held each October. It is designed to call attention to the illness of depression on a national level, educate the public about its symptoms and effective treatments, offer individuals the opportunity to be screened for depression, and connect those in need of treatment to the mental health care system. Take a free and confidential screening by using this link UE Counseling Services is available for students by appointment or walk-in for emergencies and can be reached by calling 488-2663

* UE Holiday Art and Crafts Sale Set for December 4 in Krannert

The Department of Art is pleased to announce that it again will host a Holiday Art and Crafts Sale. Anyone in the UE community who creates art or crafts is invited to participate.  This includes faculty, staff, students, spouses, children, parents, relatives and friends. 

The date of this year’s sale is Thursday, December 4.  The sale will be held in the Krannert Gallery.  Doors will open at 7:00 a.m. and the sale will continue until 6:00 p.m.  However, participating artists and craftsmen do not need to stay with their work.  Art Department staff and volunteers take care of the sale.

If you would like to join in this year’s sale, or think you might but need more information, please contact the Department of Art at or 812-488-2043.

* Interfaith Holocaust Remembrance Service in Neu Chapel - Oct. 19

The UE community is invited to attend the Interfaith Holocaust Remembrance Service on Sunday evening, October 19, 6 p.m.

The Remembrance Service is one component of a larger series of events around the "Evansville Remembers: The Holocaust and World War II" initiative. The catalyst for this project is the Evansville Museum's exhibition "Through the Eye of the Needle: Fabric of Survival," which displays the artwork of Esther Nisenthal Krinitz, a woman who documented her survival of the Holocaust through 36 meticulously embroidered pieces of art.

Through the events of "Evansville Remembers," community members will recall events of the past, honor those forgotten, and delve into the memories that are the Holocaust and World War II.

Many community partners have contributed their expertise and resources to create a rich and varied tapestry of experience to commemorate the Holocaust and World War II. The variety of events allows for educational and cultural diversity, as well as unique experiences for all as "Evansville Remembers."

For more information, contact or the Evansville Museum,

* Explore Evansville during Fall Break

The International Club has planned activities for this Fall Break. You don't have to attend all of those activities, the prices vary, but YOU DO NEED to sign up for the activity you want to participate in.

Here is the schedule:
Saturday, Oct. 11: Trip to the Fall Festival in Evansville, from 2:00-6:00 pm.
Sunday, Oct. 12: Bonfire (in the evening)
Monday, Tuesday: Trip to New Harmony with sleepover in the cabins.

If interested, email mt159 or jc244 to sign up.

* Cornhole Tournament Set for October 15

The UE senior nursing class will be having a Cornhole tournament on Wednesday, October 15 at 5 p.m. behind Black Beauty Field. Participants can register in Ridgway University Center Lobby on:

Oct 14
1 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Pre-registration is $16 per team of 2. Registration is $20 per team of 2 at the event. Prizes will be given to 1st and 2nd place teams. All proceeds will go towards a health fair being sponsored by the senior nursing students, at Lodge Community School in Evansville. 

* Gregory Gregory Day Celebrated this Thursday

Gregory Gregory Day will be celebrated starting this Thursday in Evansville. The builder of Harlaxton Manor was born 228 years ago on October 9. Faculty, students and other Harlaxton fans are invited to celebrate GG and all things Harlaxton at Gregory Gregory Day at Ri Ra Irish Pub, Thursday, October 9, from 7 - 9 p.m. Other events will be held in Indianapolis, Falls Church, VA and Louisville this weekend. Find out more details and register online at

Everyone is encouraged to wear their best Harlaxton gear on Thursday - all day. Three cheers for Gregory Gregory! 

* Barbara Pierce Bush and Jenna Hager to Speak at Snyder Lecture on October 21

Barbara Pierce Bush and Jenna Hager will be on campus Tuesday, October 21 as guests of the Patricia H. Snyder Concert and Lecture Series. The event will take place in Eykamp Hall in Ridgway University Center at 7:00 p.m. on October 21. Doors will open at 6:00 p.m. Barbara and Jenna will both share stories and insights, followed by a moderated conversation and Q&A. Cass Herrington, host and producer at WNIN 88.3, will serve as the moderator.

Please contact Beth Speer, 488-1013 or, if you have questions.

United in their humanitarian missions and the spirit of service - as well as through their close family bond - Barbara Pierce Bush and Jenna Hager have found a shared purpose in giving voice to the disadvantaged while bringing to light stories of hope.

Coming from a unique vantage point as the only twins to grow up in the White House as both grandchildren and children, Barbara and Jenna were inspired to live lives of meaning from an early age. Stemming from their travels to impoverished areas in Africa and Latin America, they have now made it their life’s calling to address the most pressing health, education and economic inequality issues of our time. Whether through Barbara’s creation of Global Health Corps or Jenna’s position as a Today correspondent and UNICEF chair, both women help spread the message that ideas put to action are the best kind.

With their special brand of infectious warmth and kind humor - evidenced in their delightful back and forth banter during their presentations—this dynamic pair will ignite an audience’s passion to serve and inspire future young leaders to give back in their schools, local communities or abroad.

* 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

* Halloween Bash Decorating Committee - Are You Interested?

RSA is hosting Halloween Bash on October 25 and is interested in forming a decorating committee. This year's theme is "A Murder in Hollywood." If you're crafty or enjoy a good dance and would be interested please contact vice president of special events Brittany Soderberg at We will have two meetings prior to the event. 

* In-House Office Supply Form - Revised

Effective immediately Central Receiving is accepting the newest version of the “In-House Office Supply Order Form” (dated 10/2014) which includes updated pricing. The revised “In-House Office Supply Order form” is available on the Central Receiving and Purchasing websites in AceLink. Please note that previous versions of the In-House form will no longer be accepted as of November 15.

Please email your questions to or call extension 2181.

* UE Libraries' Wheeler Gift Fund Available

UE Libraries invites applications by Friday, October 10, for the Wheeler Gift Fund. Materials purchased with Wheeler funds consist of books, DVDs, or CDs a faculty member has identified as useful for support of a newly established class, a new academic program, or a cross-disciplinary effort undertaken by colleagues from several departments. Long term commitments, such as online database or journal subscriptions, cannot be supported with Wheeler funds.

The total amount available this year is $1,000. This entire sum may be awarded to one proposal or, depending on the number of proposals received and the merit of each, funds may be divided among proposals received.

The Wheeler Gift Fund was established to honor Walton M. Wheeler, Jr. (1908-60). Mr. Wheeler was a prominent Evansville attorney who served on the Board of Trustees of Evansville College from 1953-1960.

Please contact Kathy Bartelt, Collection Development Librarian, at kb4 or 488-2486 for an application form or to answer questions regarding the Wheeler Gift Fund.

* Libraries Announces Autumn Recess Hours

UE Libraries will observe the following schedule of hours during Autumn Recess:
Friday, October 10 from 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Saturday, October 11 – closed
Sunday, October 12 - closed
Monday, October 13 from 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Tuesday, October 14 – resume regular hours

Contact Libraries with questions at 812-488-2462.



* Theatre Professor R. Scott Lank Elected to National Committee Chair

R. Scott Lank, professor of theatre, was elected as chair of the Standards and Best Practices in the Field of Actor Training committee for The Actors Center in New York City. This committee will serve as a national board that will help establish standards for the teaching of acting in colleges and universities. 

* Short Film by Jennie Ebeling Screened in Israeli Museum

A short film based on Associate Professor of Archaeology Jennie Ebeling's NEH-funded research - Traditional Bread Baking in Northern Jordan - is currently being screened in the Eretz Israel Museum in Tel Aviv as part of Sukkot holiday celebrations.

You can watch the 9-minute film here:

* Mathematics Article Published

Clark Kimberling, Professor of Mathematics, has an article in the current issue of The Fibonacci Quarterly. Entitled "Fusion, Fission, and Factors," the article introduces new ways to combine certain families of matrices and polynomials associated with second-order recurrence relations. 



* Pahud Leads Aces to 2nd Place Finish

In the final round of the Butler Fall Invitational, the University of Evansville men’s golf team finished just one stroke off the win, coming home in second place at Highland Country Club.

Evansville was just three shots off the lead following Monday’s opening two rounds, but a furious rally by Bradley gave them the win. The Braves shot the low round of the day – a 288 – to finish with an 873. UE completed the three rounds with an 874.

Leading the Aces was Wil Pahud. Pahud completed the event with a 75 in the final round en route to a 216. He finished the invitational tied for 4th place, six shots off the win.

Freshman Tyler Gray continued his strong season, posting Evansville’s low round of the day. His 72 clinched a tie for 7th place with a 3-round total of 218. Just behind him was Will Knights, who has also been playing very well. His final day 74 put him in 9th with a 219.

Junior Alex Turner tied for 11th place with a 221. He carded a 76 in the final round. Jon Pick was next up. He tied for 39th with his total of 236. Brett Wolver led UE’s individuals. He posted a 229 to tie for 31st. Rick Voyvodic recorded a 76 on Tuesday to finish the three rounds with a 233.

Leading the individual leaderboard was Jose Pablo Segurola of IUPUI. He shot a 71 on Tuesday to take top honors. He won by four shots over Seth Trolia of Bradley. Trolia posted the low round of the tournament on Tuesday – a 67 – to take second. Austin Winings of IUPUI (215) was third with Pahud leading the tie for fourth.

The men complete their fall slate in two weeks at the Dayton Intercollegiate at NCR Country Club in Kettering, Ohio. The tournament is set for Oct. 20 and 21.

* Women's Golf Improves to Sixth in Final Round

Senior Cathy Doyle shot the Purple Aces’ low round of the day as the University of Evansville women’s golf team came in sixth place at the Butler Fall Invitational.

Doyle improved on Tuesday by 11 strokes over her opening day round of 86. She carded a 75 on Tuesday to finish in a tie for 26th. Topping the Aces on the chart was Kayla Katterhenry. After recording a 75 on day one, she totaled 81 shots on Tuesday to finish with a 156.

Third for UE was Maggie Camp. She finished the tournament with a 162 and tied for 28th. Camp recorded rounds of 79 and 83. Next up was freshman Giulia Mallmann. Identical rounds of 83 tied her for 36th with a 166. Dana Hayden improved on Tuesday by six strokes, posting an 85 to finish with a 176.

Individual Kelly Lamarche registered a 91 on Tuesday to complete the tournament with a 176 while Rachel Marchi finished with a 189.

Western Kentucky took top honors in the tournament with a 603. The Hilltoppers rallied from 13 shots down to defeat Butler by one shot. Their total for the day was a 297. Butler took second with a 604 with IUPUI coming in third (608). Evansville jumped to sixth place with a final score of 645.

Butler’s Jenna Peters was the medalist, defeating Aislynn Merling of Youngstown State. Peters’ winning score was a 146 as the notched rounds of 69 and 77.

The Aces have next weekend off before traveling to Kettering, Ohio for the Dayton Intercollegiate. NCR Country Club will host the tournament on Oct. 20 and 21.

* Freeman Named MVC Swimmer of the Week

University of Evansville sophomore Danielle Freeman was named the Missouri Valley Conference Swimmer of the Week by the league on Tuesday afternoon. The award was Freeman’s fourth in just over a season of work at UE.

Through two meets this season, Freeman is undefeated against solid competition out of the gate. The Aces opened up the season last weekend at the Butler Quad Meet, facing Saint Louis, Butler, Valparaiso, Xavier and Western Illinois.

She earned wins in the 50 Freestyle (23.96) and 100 Freestyle (52.71). She also teamed up to lead the Aces to a win in the 200 Medley Relay with a 1:48.93. Against SIU, she was victorious in three more races.

Leading off for UE in the 400 Free Relay, she helped the Aces win with a time of 3:33.52. In the 50 and 100 Freestyle, she won once again, recording times of 24.18 in the 50 and 52.53 in the 100. Both currently rank as the top times in the MVC.


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