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Friday, October 10, 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:

* 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

* 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.

* 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.


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.

* David Cunningham Exhibits Photorealistic Painting in Melvin Peterson Gallery

David Cunningham is exhibiting photo realistic paintings at the Melvin Peterson Gallery from October 15 through October 31. This exhibit and lectures are sponsored by the Efroymson family fund. David will present two lectures during the exhibit. His campus and community lecture will be October 21 at 7 p.m., and his student lecture and demonstration will be October 22 at 10 a.m.


* 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. 

* 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. 

* 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.


Info You Should Know

* No Catholic Mass in Neu Chapel this Sunday

Due to Fall Break, there will be no 1:00 p.m. Mass in Neu Chapel this Sunday. Students who will be on campus over break may contact campus minister Mike Roesch at mr201 with any questions. 

* USPS Closed Monday, October 13 for Columbus Day

This is a reminder that the United States Postal Service (U.S.P.S.) will be closed Columbus Day, Monday, October 13. Please note UE Mail Services will not be picking up mail from U.S.P.S. on Monday, since the Post Office will be completely closed. Any mail picked up from UE areas by Mail Services on Monday, October 13, will be metered and mailed on the afternoon of Tuesday, October 14. For mail related questions, please contact Mail Services at extension 2197 or

* 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. 

* 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. 

* 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. 

* 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.

* 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


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: ?



* Volleyball Travels Through Iowa This Weekend

Evansville’s duo of Ashley Ring and Genesis Miranda had their top weekend of the season, taking down Bradley and Loyola at the Carson Center last week. Next up is the annual trip through the state of Iowa as the Purple Aces volleyball team heads to UNI and Drake.

A visit to Cedar Falls begins the weekend on Friday at 7 p.m. before Evansville heads to Des Moines to take on the Bulldogs at 7 p.m. on Saturday.

For the second time this season, the Purple Aces volleyball team has been honored by the Missouri Valley Conference with its weekly awards. On Tuesday, Ashley Ring was named the Player of the Week while Genesis Miranda took Freshman of the Week honors.

The duo played a huge role in the University of Evansville winning a pair of weekend matches. On Friday, the Aces made NCAA history in a 3-0 win over Bradley. Evansville accumulated 90 points in three sets, which ranks as the third-most in the NCAA since they enacted the 25 point scoring in 2008.

Saturday saw the Aces take a 3-1 win over Loyola to complete the perfect weekend.

Ashely Ring posted a total of 42 kills over the weekend, an average of 6.00 per set. She did that while hitting an accurate .321. She was also second on the team with 26 digs (3.71/set) while posting seven blocks and adding an ace. An 18-kill effort began the week for Ring as she hit .311 against Bradley to go along with 13 digs.

Her defense was stellar, finishing the night with six blocks. Her top effort of the year came on Saturday against Loyola as she notched 24 kills on 61 attempts, hitting .328. Defensively, she was stellar again with 13 digs.

Equally impressive for Evansville was freshman Genesis Miranda. Miranda finished with 33 kills (4.71/set) along with 20 digs, six blocks and a team-high three service aces. Miranda's weekend started as she tied Ashley Ring for the team lead with 18 kills against Bradley.

She hit a team-best .333 while registering 13 digs and six blocks. Her 18 kills tied her season-high mark, which she has done twice before. In Saturday's 3-1 win over Loyola, Miranda was second on the team with 15 kills. She also tied her career-best mark with 15 digs.

While setters are not necessarily known for their propensity to block, freshman Grace Carter did her best to prove the facts wrong in wins over Bradley and Loyola. The frosh posted 8 blocks on the weekend along with 22 digs and 84 assists. Carter began the week with a career total of 10 blocks, but nearly doubled that in just two matches. She began the week with three blocks, nine digs and 39 assists versus Bradley before completing the weekend with five blocks, 13 digs and 45 assists in a 3-1 win over Loyola.

In Friday’s 3-0 win over Bradley, the Purple Aces scored a total of 90 points in three sets of play. That total is the third-most in NCAA history since the current 25-point scoring format was enacted in 2008. Only Manhattan (96 points over Rider in 2009) and Austin Peay (93 points over Murray State in 2011) scored more point in three sets in the new format.

Friday pairs the Aces against conference co-leader Northern Iowa. The Panthers are tied with Illinois State for the MVC lead with both squads checking in at 5-0. Overall, UNI is 10-6, but their losses include Alabama, Kentucky, Creighton, USC and Iowa State. Last weekend, UNI swept the weekend against Wichita State and Missouri State.

Drake begins the weekend with a 9-7 overall mark and a 1-4 league record. The Bulldogs had a stellar non-conference season, going 8-3. Since defeating Bradley in their MVC opener, the Bulldogs have lost four in a row, being swept in the last three.

* Missouri State Next For UE Swimming and Diving

After the official reopening of Wyttenbach Pool last weekend, the University of Evansville swimming and diving teams are back in action on Friday, facing Missouri State at 3 p.m.

Leading the way this season has been Danielle Freeman. This week’s Missouri Valley Conference Swimmer of the Week is undefeated through two meets.

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.

Ashton Bishop has been the top performer for the men thus far. Bishop posted three second place finishes as the Purple Aces swam against Southern Illinois last weekend. He took part in a pair of relays, coming in second both times. He contributed to a 3:31.31 400 Medley Relay while also taking part in the 400 Freestyle Relay, which finished at 3:12.18.

On his own, Bishop swam a 48.03 in the 100 Freestyle. 


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