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Thursday, October 9, 2014

* 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:

* Two days left - Support United Way today!

View Dr. Kazee’s special United Way podcast here:

Deadline: October 13 @ 8:00 a.m.

There are two days left in UE’s United Way campaign. Don’t miss out on your chance to help improve the Evansville community and possibly win a prize! 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!

“When my son Dillon was 15 years old, he was diagnosed with Limb-Girdle Muscular Dystrophy. There is no cure for MD but doing physical therapy is helpful to many, as it helps with flexibility and balance. We were told that the Easter Seals Rehabilitation Center, a United Way agency, was the best place for him to receive his physical therapy treatment. For several years, Dillon would see his physical therapist Patti and her assistant (always an outstanding UE PT student!) on a regular basis. After spending so much time there, I realized that the rehab center provides services to many people with numerous disabilities, and they often do so at little or no charge. Making a gift to UE’s United Way campaign is a great way to support the rehab center and other worthwhile organizations.”

Robin Greenlee, Coordinator of Prospect Research

* 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

* 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


* Zasadny Sculpture Featured in Krannert Gallery

SculptureThe sculpture of local artist Bob Zasadny is featured in the Krannert Gallery from October 6 through the 24th. The exhibit showcases a wide variety of his work as well as 4 cases dedicated to explaining his creative process. For more information about Bob Zasadny please visit and the Krannert Gallery. Bob welcomes requests to speak to campus groups and classes. 

* 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.

* Happy Gregory Gregory Day

Today we celebrate Gregory Gregory who built Harlaxton Manor. The Harlaxton Society invites all to join the party at Ri Ra Irish Pub tonight from 7 - 9 p.m. It's a very casual gathering with light refreshments, trivia and a chance to meet Harlaxton's new principal, Dr. Jerry Seaman. Wear your best Harlaxton gear! Happy GG Day! 

* 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 ( 


Upcoming Events

* Writing Center Boot Camp: Paraphrasing, Summarizing and the Argument

How do you build an argument? Learn an approach for coming up with ideas, relating them to the thesis, and organizing them logically. We will also demonstrate the techniques of summary and paraphrasing to help effectively incorporate outside sources into your papers. Join us in the Writing Center on Wednesday, October15, from 5-5:30 p.m. for this workshop. 

* SAVE THE DATE: Make a Difference Day, October 25

Make a Difference Day will be Saturday, October 25. The Office of Community Service Initiatives is working the local agencies to identify service opportunities for students to volunteer during our annual Fall Day of Service.

Students will be encouraged to sign up as individuals or groups after Fall Break. A link to the registration page will be made available beginning Wednesday, October 15.

* Dedication of the William L. Ridgway College of Arts and Sciences

The campus community is welcome to attend the dedication of the William L. Ridgway College of Arts and Sciences on Friday, October 10 at 4:30 p.m. The dedication will take place in Soyugenc Square. The rain location is the Matt Williams Lobby in Hyde Hall. Please join us to dedicate the space and the honor the legacy of Dr. Ridgway.

* 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

* 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,

* Car Wash Benefiting Breast Cancer Education and Awareness

Zeta Tau Alpha will host a car wash at G.D. Ritzy's on Saturday October 11 from 9 am to 1 pm. The proceeds will go to paying for local mammograms, educating the community on the risks and self-examinations! Come get your car washed for a donation to our cause! 

* Reception for Gary Rigley

The Office of Admission would like to invite members of the campus community to a reception to thank Gary Rigley, associate director of Admission, for 14 years of service. The event will be Wednesday, October 15 from 2:00-4:00 p.m. in the Class of '59 Gallery in Ridgway University Center. Gary has been a valued member of the UE family and will truly be missed. He has touched the lives of countless families, employees, and friends. Gary has accepted a position at the University of Notre Dame in the Financial Aid Office. Please come out and help us thank Gary for his service to the University of Evansville and wish him well. 

* 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. 


Info You Should Know

* Letters for Veterans

UE’s Office of Veteran Affairs and the American Red Cross are asking people to write thank you letters and notes for a group of veterans returning home at the Evansville airport on Oct. 25. The goal is to give each of these veterans 25 letters or notes thanking them for their service to our country. Since there are a total of 75 veterans in this group, 1,875 letters or notes are needed. While that is a lot, if each volunteer wrote just a few – or even one – letter or note, the goal can be reached!

If you would like to participate, the letters need to be turned in by Oct. 17.

You are also invited to join the American Red Cross and people from the community in greeting these returning veterans at the airport on Oct. 25. If you decide to do so, please be at the airport by 8 a.m. You are encouraged to stay at least 30 – 45 minutes after the plane arrives or longer if you are able.

For information on how to turn in your letters or if you have questions, please e-mail or call 502-225-7342. 

* Important Campus Information

A University of Evansville student found a bat that appeared to be in distress on campus earlier this week. The Vanderburgh County Health Department has confirmed that the bat tested positive for rabies. The student has received medical treatment as a precaution and reports feeling fine. Because the bat was found on campus, it is important for anyone who has had direct contact with this particular bat to report it to the Health and Wellness Center (812-488-2033) or Safety and Security at (812-488-2051) and go to the local emergency room immediately. If the skin is broken, wash it immediately with soap and warm water for at least 10 minutes. The Health Department has also requested that if you see a bat on campus (live or dead) to contact the Evansville Animal Care and Control at 435-6015. 

The Vanderburgh County Health Department has asked us to remind the University community that bats, raccoons, foxes, skunks and coyotes tend to have the highest transmission of rabies. Four of these animals appear often even in the city limits. It is extremely important not to handle these animals. 

* Donations for Totes of Hope

UE's Office of Veterans Affairs and the American Red Cross are partnering to collect items for the annual Totes of Hope campaign. Our goal is to fill 450 totes for tri-state veterans! Help stuff the totes by giving: combs, disposable razors, 11 ounce shaving cream, and deodorant. Collection boxes will be available until Nov. 1 outside the Office of Veterans Affairs in Olmsted Hall, second floor, and in Ridgway University Center near the Information Desk. 

* Need a Textbook?

This is a reminder that the UE Bookstore will be starting the return process of unsold books from the fall term to prep for the next semester. If you still need a book for one of your classes, please stop by the Bookstore and purchase it. If you need a book but can't purchase it at this time, the Bookstore will be happy to hold a copy for you for a period of time. Just contact store staff with your request. If you have any questions please contact the UE Bookstore. 

* Request for Abstracts - NCUR 2015

The 29th National Conference on Undergraduate Research, NCUR 2015, will be held April 16 - 18, 2015 at the Eastern Washington University. Undergraduate students are invited to give formal presentations or displays of original research, scholarly activities, or creative endeavors in all academic areas. Each year the Undergraduate Research Committee provides travel expenses for a number of students attending the National Conference. This is the premiere undergraduate research conference in the nation, and we hope to send a contingent from UE again this year. Please note that NCUR invites presentations from ALL areas of scholarly activity, so students from all disciplines are encouraged to apply.

Students who are interested in presenting at NCUR and would like funding from the Undergraduate Research Committee should email one copy of an abstract to Dr. Elizabeth Hennon at by 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 13. The Undergraduate Research Committee will review abstracts and determine which submissions will receive funding. (The deadline for submission of abstracts to NCUR is December 2).

Presentations/Displays may take the following form:
Oral presentations,
Poster presentations,
Performing/Visual arts (Music, Dance, Theater, Drawing, Painting, Printmaking, Photography, Sculpture, Ceramics, Other Applied Arts, Video and Film)

See the website for the format requirements of the abstract, a sample abstract and other details about the meeting.

* Fitness Center Fall Break Hours

The Fitness Center will close Friday October 10 at 7:00 pm. There will be no evening Open Swim. The Fitness Center will be closed Saturday, October 11 and Sunday, October 12. On Monday, October 13 and Tuesday, October 14, the Fitness Center will be open 8:00 am to 7:00 pm. There will be no fitness classes on Monday, October 13 and Tuesday, October 14. Open Swim will be on a guard availability basis only. 

* 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. 

* Aces Exam Book Central Receiving Inventory Notification

In January 2010, Central Receiving was asked to inventory two sizes of Aces Exam Books. While the Purple Aces Exam Book (size: 8 3/8” x 6 ¾”) will continue to be stocked and available, the Orange Aces Exam Book (size: 8.5” x 11”) is being phased out of inventory due to low demand. All remaining Orange Aces Exam Books will be offered at a cost savings of $20 per package of 50 until the supply is depleted. Aces Exam Books may be purchased via an "In-House Office Supply Request Form (Rev: 10/2014)". The “In-House Office Supply Request Form” is available on the Central Receiving and Purchasing websites on AceLink under Areas.

Please forward any questions to or call extension 2181.

* 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.



* Pi Gamma Mu Welcomes New Members

The Indiana Alpha chapter of Pi Gamma Mu, international honor society in social sciences, welcomed 19 new members at their Induction Ceremony on October 8. This year's induction class has the highest average overall GPA since the chapter was reactivated in 2011, and is the 2nd largest class of inducted members since that inaugural class. The newly inducted members are: Anjelica Allen, Tyson Buening, Lindsee Culbertson, Emily Denne, Alexandria Dryer, Brianne Ikerd, Victoria Johnson, Chrisandra Jones, Sabrina Kordes, Elizabeth Long, Devin Machowiak, Tessa McLinden, Allison Meyer, Jonathan Olson, Brian Resenbeck, Holly Sanders, Kaitlyn Thomas, Sarah Warfield, and Taylor Wornica.

Pi Gamma Mu Members

* 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. 


Sympathy to...

* Gene Wells and Family

Sympathy is extended to Gene Wells, senior director of the Center for Career Development, and his wife Sharon. Their only child, Rachel M. Stilwell, 30 years old and a resident of Evansville, Indiana, died the evening of October 6.

Gene Wells has been with the University 11 years. His wife of 33 years, Sharon, worked at the University as an admission counselor in 2005-2006. 

The campus community is invited to a private memorial service for Rachel on Friday, October 10 at 1:30 pm in Neu Chapel. The Reverend Dr. Tamara K. Gieselman will preside.

The offices within Student Affairs will provide dinner for the immediate family in Grabill Lounge (lower level of Neu Chapel) following the service.

Rachel is survived by her daughter, Alisha Wright, 8 years old; Alisha’s father, Derek Wright of Evansville, Indiana, is the son of Bob and Robin Wright. Bob has been with the University for 10 years and is coordinator of UE's Intensive English Center.

In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy and memorial gifts may be made to the Albion Fellows Bacon Center,

Neu Chapel is located on the campus of the University of Evansville on Rotherwood Ave, between Lincoln and Walnut; building #20; parking lot N: ?


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