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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

* Ali Ali Memorial Service Today

Ali AliPlease join us for a memorial service in honor of Ali Ali from Kuwait, today - Friday, October 17 - at 4:00 pm in the Class of 1959 Gallery, located on the second floor of Ridgway University Center. His friends and UE family want to celebrate Ali's life, offer support to one another, and share precious memories together. Ali's friends would like to extend their hospitality by offering refreshments to our community in Ali's name. Ali impacted many on this campus simply through his smile -- we hope everyone will feel welcome to join in celebrating his life. 


What's Happening Today

* 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. 

* I-House: China

Today's I-House presentation will be about China. They have a surprise in store for all who come, so come watch and enjoy! Here is some information about one of the presenters: Her name is Han Lai (Hannah). She is from China. She is a Fulbright Teaching Assistant. Her favorite hobbies are travelling, listening to music and singing. Her favorite part about being at UE: is making friends with people of different cultures

* Last Chance to Sign-up for 2015 Yearbook Graduate Pictures

Stop by the LinC yearbook table from 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Oct. 16, in Ridgway University Center lobby to make your graduate portrait appointment for the 2015 LinC yearbook. There is no sitting free, so it's free! Can't stop by the table? Call Student Publications at 812.488.2846 to make your appointment. 

* 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. 

* AWARE Call Out Meeting

If you are interested in spreading awareness and support for individuals with disabilities come to the AWARE call out meeting. AWARE stands for Aces Working for Awareness and Rights for Everyone. The meeting will take place Wednesday, October 15, at 6 pm in Hyde Hall 120. 

* 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.


* Cornhole Tournament Today

The UE senior nursing class will be having a Cornhole tournament today, October 15 at 5 p.m. behind Black Beauty Field. 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. 


Upcoming Events

* Faculty Scholars Recognized at UE Libraries

UE Faculty Scholars will be honored at a reception on Tuesday, October 21, in the Schroeder Boardroom (Room 203) of the Libraries. Scholarship contributed during the past year will be recognized. Dr. Lynn Penland, senior vice president for Academic Affairs, will offer opening remarks. The Scholarship Reception begins at 3:30 p.m. and concludes at 4:30 p.m. exhibit cases on Libraries' entry level will feature scholarship of our faculty colleagues. 

* Creative Writing Melvin M. Peterson Literary Hour

Ben H. Winters is, one of two authors appearing this month at the Creative Writing Coffee Hour. Winters will be reading on Thursday, October 16 at 4:00 p.m. in the Melvin Peterson Gallery.

Winters is the author of seven novels, including most recently Countdown City (Quirk), an NPR Best Book of 2013, and a nominee for the Philip K. Dick Award. Countdown City is the sequel to The Last Policeman, which was the recipient of the 2012 Edgar Award from the Mystery Writers of America; it was also named one of the Best Books of 2012 by and Slate. World of Trouble, the third in the Last Policeman Trilogy, is forthcoming in 2014, and his various works for the theatre include the “jukebox musical” Breaking Up Is Hard to Do, which is produced frequently at venues across the country.

A graduate of Washington University in St. Louis, Ben lives in Indianapolis and teaches at Butler University.

* Health Careers Fair next Tuesday

Nearly 50 employers are registered for Health Careers Fair 2014. Come to the Student Fitness Center next Tuesday, October 21 from 11 am to 2 pm to meet employers who are interested in you! All students, freshmen through seniors, who are considering a health-related career should attend. See registered employers in JobLink ( Also, pre-register for the event in JobLink to allow employers to view your resume early! 

* December Grads Take Note

All December UE graduates should plan to attend Commencement Central on Thursday, October 23 between the hours of 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. It’s a quick and easy process and won’t take long to complete. You will meet with the Registrar’s Office to verify information.  The Career Planning and Alumni Offices will also be present. You will also be able to purchase your Cap & Gown and/or graduation announcements.  The event will be located in the Ridgway Center just outside the UE Bookstore.  ALSO the Jostens Ring rep will be available and will be offering special pricing on some rings. You don’t have to be a graduate now to purchases a class ring. If you have any questions please contact the Bookstore.

* 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.


Info You Should Know

* IPSO Sodexo UE Dining Survey

Sodexo wants to hear from you! Take the IPSOS Sodexo UE Dining Survey at a table located in the dining centers and you will receive a free small coffee from Jazzman's upon completion. You can also take the survey by going online at:

(Note - The free coffee is only available when the survey is taken at a table in the dining centers.)

The survey will be open from October 27 through November 12, both at a table in the dining centers and online.

For more information, please contact: Allyson Critchfield at ext. 2064.

* Reminder: Revised Copy Services Request Form

On September 2, Copy Services' released the newest version of the “Copy Services Request Form” known as the CSR (dated 7/2014). Requestors will notice that the revised “CSR form” and revised “CSR Instructions” are available on the Copy Services and Purchasing websites on AceLink. CSR changes include
• The addition of a “Marketing Project #” field. Requestors should include the Marketing Project # for marketing related copy jobs on the CSR.

• The addition of a “Proof” waiver field. While it is recommended that all copy jobs have an approved sample proof prior to job production, requestors may waive the sample proof requirement on some copy jobs by checking the box. However, sample proof approval is required for all copy jobs involving graphics and/or color.

Please note that the older version of the CSR form will no longer be accepted as of November 1.

For questions, contact Copy Services via phone at extension 2948 or email at

* 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. 

* 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.

* 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.



* Dr. David Green's Latest Book Published by Yale University Press

Dr. David Green, senior lecturer in British studies and history at Harlaxton College, the British Campus of the University of Evansville, has just published The Hundred Years War: A People’s History (Yale University Press).

The Hundred Years War (1337–1453) dominated life in England and France for well over a century. It became the defining feature of existence for generations. This sweeping book is the first to tell the human story of the longest military conflict in history. Green focuses on the ways the war affected different groups, among them knights, clerics, women, peasants, soldiers, peacemakers, and kings. He also explores how the long war altered governance in England and France and reshaped peoples’ perceptions of themselves and of their national character.

A review can be found at:


* David Unger Publishes a Technical Paper on Fracture Mechanics

David Unger has published a technical paper on fracture mechanics in the Journal of Elasticity, Vol. 117, No.2, pp. 139-161(2014).  The title of the paper is "Contact Transform for the Biharmonic Equation Applicable to Plane Stress Elastoplastic Elliptical Hole Problems," 



* Freeman Earns Second-Straight Player of the Week Award

Purple Aces sophomore swimmer Danielle Freeman was named the Missouri Valley Conference Swimmer of the Week for the second-consecutive time by the league on Tuesday.

Freeman continued to dominate the competition in a meet against Missouri State on Friday afternoon. Freeman improved her MVC-leading time in the 50 Free, swimming a time of 23.97 to defeat the competition by .61 seconds.

She also remained undefeated in the 100 Free, posting a time of 52.82. She is the only MVC swimmer to finish the event in under 53 seconds. In the 400 Free Relay, Freeman was part of a team that blitzed the competition by 6.02 seconds, swimming a 3:36.22. It was one of the top times in the league this season.

The Aces return to the pool this weekend at Saturday’s Indiana Intercollegiate. The meet gets underway on Saturday at 11 a.m. CT in West Lafayette, Ind.

* Men's Soccer Welcomes UK on Wednesday

The University of Evansville men’s soccer team (4-6-1) is back at home on Wednesday to host the University of Kentucky Wildcats in a non-conference game at Black Beauty Field. The match will be held at Arad McCutchan Stadium and is set to begin at 7:30 p.m.

UE won their last match 2-1 at the Bradley Braves on Saturday, October 11. Evansville went ahead 1-0 on a goal from junior midfielder Mark Anthony Gonzalez. On a counter attack, senior goalkeeper Eric Teppen and senior forward Dylan Terry were able to find Gonzalez cutting through the middle for the run and score. The goal for Gonzalez was his fourth of the season. Evansville maintained the 1-0 edge until halftime before adding another goal in the 60th minute. The Aces built another attack on the left flank to freshman midfielder Ian McGrath for his first goal of the year. Terry assisted both goals. Down 2-0, Bradley answered with a Cody Lofgren goal in the 75th minute but the UE defense held on late for the one goal win.

Senior defender Patrick Hodges was named Missouri Valley Conference Defensive Player of the Week on Monday. He played a pivotal role in the Aces 2-1 win at Bradley on Sunday, UE’s first win at Shea Stadium since 2009. Hodges played all 90 minutes for the Aces, protecting the Evansville lead and earning UE their second consecutive win.

Senior defender Charlie Macias has a team-best five goals this season for the Purple Aces. Gonzalez has also tallied four goals this year as both junior midfielder Faik Hajderovic and senior forward Nick Schroeder have each recorded two goals this fall.

Teppen has recorded 52 saves for UE this season and has a .765 saves percentage. He has played in all 11 of the Aces matches this year and holds a 1.45 goals against average.

As a team, Evansville is averaging 11.6 shots and 1.55 goals per match. The Purple Aces have also taken 42 corner kicks this season.

Kentucky (6-3-3) has won back to back matches including a 2-0 victory over Marshall on Sunday, October 12. Sophomore midfielder Napo Matsoso and redshirt sophomore Jason Pitts both notched goals in the win. Junior goalkeeper Callum Irving made two saves in the match to post another shutout.

The Wildcats have only scored 11 goals this season and three have come from senior forward Justin Laird. UK also has two goals from junior midfielder Bryan Celis.

Laird leads Kentucky with 30 shots this season and 13 on goal. Sophomore defender Charlie Reymann has a team-best three assists.

Irving has played every minute in net this season for the Wildcats. He has eight shutouts and has yielded just five goals this fall. Irving has a 6-3-2 record, a .881 saves percentage and a 0.40 goals against average.

UK is averaging 0.92 goals and 10.7 shots per game. They have attempted 58 corners compared to 51 for their opponents.

The Purple Aces and Wildcats are 5-5 in the all-time series against each other. Evansville won the last matchup on October 8, 2013, a 2-1 road victory against Kentucky.
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