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Thursday, October 16, 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

* 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. 

* 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.


Upcoming Events

* Friday @ 4: #readingseries

Please join us this Friday, October 17 at 4 pm in the back room of The Slice for this semester's second #readingseries. Creative Writing students Kate Sarber, Rachel McGill, and Joy Grace Chen will wow us with their original fiction, poetry, and nonfiction. Hope to see you all there! 

* Join UE for a Fun Day in Chicago at the Museum of Science and Industry

Join the University of Evansville in Chicago for special day of fun at the Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago, on October 26. Rob Gallas ’73, chief marketing officer will guide a fun-filled day exploring the Western Hemisphere’s largest science museum. Included activities: A chance to stand in the 40-foot indoor tornado in Science Storms; an interior tour of the captured WWII German submarine U-505; Omnimax movie: D-Day, June 6, 1945; explore the Museum’s newest exhibit, Numbers in Nature: A Mirror Maze; guest speaker Kurt Haunfelner, MSI vice president of exhibits and collections and former Disney Imagineer; box lunch plus time to explore the Museum on your own.

All inclusive price is $25.75 per person. Indoor parking is $20. Register online at or by calling the alumni office at 812-488-2586.

Please note: Space is limited. The submarine tour and D-Day movie are not recommended for children under 12. To learn more about MSI prior to your visit, go to

Event itinerary:

A special day at the Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago: Up close and personal with the U505 submarine and World War II D-Day history.

8:30 a.m. – Arrival and check-in

9:00 a.m. –Greeting in Rotunda with Rob Gallas, Museum Chief Marketing Officer, UE ’73. Opportunity to stand in Science Storms exhibit tornado.

9:30 a.m. – Proceed to the U-505 Exhibit to explore.

10:00 a.m. - Interior Tours of U-505 captured German submarine begin. Tours are at 10:00, 10:08, 10:15, and 10:23 am

11:00 a.m. - Omnimax Movie: D-Day, June 6, 1944.

Noon - Box lunch and guest speaker, Kurt Haunfelner, MSI vice president of exhibits and collections and former Disney Imagineer.

1:15 p.m. - Explore our newest permanent exhibit, Numbers in Nature: A Mirror Maze.

2 p.m. - On your own to further explore the Museum. Walt Disney, Coal Mine and Future Energy exhibits require additional charge. The rest of the 14 acres of exhibits is free.

4 p.m. - Museum closes. 

* 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.


Info You Should Know

* Regular Check Run Will Not Be Processed Next Week

Accounts Payable will not be processing regular check runs the week of October 20. 

* Resident Assistant Applications Are Now Available!

The Office of Residence Life is accepting applications from eligible applicants for Spring 2015 replacement RAs. There are approximately 3 anticipated positions open for Spring.

We are also accepting applications from students who will be studying abroad during Spring 2015 who would like to apply for a Fall 2015-Spring 2016 RA position.

Applications are available in the Office of Residence Life in the Student Life Suite on the second floor of Ridgeway and online at .

Applications are due October 24 at 5 p.m.

Get more information about these positions and access an application from our Webpage

* Spring Housing Cancellation Deadline

Students, the deadline to cancel your UE housing contract for the spring semester is November 1. Stop by the office of residence life to cancel your housing contract without penalty for the Spring Semester if you will be:
-Attending Harlaxton or Studying Abroad
-Having an internship, co-op, or clinical outside of the Evansville area
-Moving into a fraternity house
-Transferring, withdrawing, or graduating

Requests not falling in the above categories are typically not granted. Requests to move off campus to live with friends or move into an apartment are not sufficient reasons to cancel a UE housing contract. Entering into any other housing agreement or lease with a private landlord will have no effect upon the conditions of your contract with the University of Evansville.

For more information, contact the residence life staff or visit our website at 

* IMPACT Employee of the Month Nominations

The University of Evansville, in pursuit of excellence in service, wishes to recognize a non-faculty employee displaying records of achievement as a leader. Leadership may be demonstrated in any of the following categories: service to the University, service to students, job performance and attitude toward fellow employees. To be eligible, an employee must be a full-time member of administration or staff. Nominations for the November 2014 IMPACT Employee of the Month are due no later than Wednesday, October 22. To nominate someone, please go to

* "Winning the Big Try" now Available

A new publication titled "Winning the Big Try-A history of the Evansville Aces Undefeated 1964-65 season" is now available in the UE Bookstore. The book is written by UE alum Dr. Bill Hadley. The book is a detailed history of the undefeated season including interviews and pictures. It's a must read for any ACES fan. Paperback versions are $19.95 and hardback $32.95. 

* 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.

* 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. 

* 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.



* 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," 



* MVC Announces Basketball TV Schedule

Missouri Valley Conference commissioner Doug Elgin has announced the television schedule for the upcoming 2014-15 basketball season. The package includes 93 games on the ESPN family of networks as well as 24 contests on the MVC TV Network.

Evansville will make at least eight appearances on national television over the course of the conference season. The first will be the league opener on New Year’s Day, which features the Aces taking on UNI on ESPN3. Just three days later, UE travels to Indiana State for a game that will be televised on ESPNU or ESPN3.

Three more games in the month of January will be carried by the MVC TV Network. Those contests are home games against Loyola (1/7), Wichita State (1/17) and Southern Illinois (1/24). The month of February commences with an ESPN3 game at Illinois State.

Down the stretch, the Aces will have a large national presence, beginning with a Feb. 22 visit to Wichita State, which will be carried by wither ESPNU or ESPN3. On Feb. 25, UE will be featured on the MVC Network in their visit to UNI while the regular season finale against the Redbirds is on the Wildcard Weekend, which has the possibility of being televised on any of the above networks.

The Valley, which is in the fourth year of a five-year agreement with ESPN, will clear 38 men’s basketball telecasts on ESPN platforms -- ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU and ESPN3. The league will also distribute nine-week men’s basketball (Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday) and women’s basketball (Fridays) packages and events on ESPN3 -- ESPN’s live multi-screen sports network available online at, on smartphones and tablets via the WatchESPN app, and streamed on televisions through Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, Roku, Xbox 360 and Xbox One.

The MVC TV Network, with Niles Media Group of Kansas City serving as its production company, has worked in conjunction with FOX Sports Midwest -- along with its sister regional cable outlets FOX Sports Indiana and FOX Sports Kansas City -- and Comcast SportsNet Chicago to clear the high-definition telecasts.

ESPN3 -- ESPN’s digital network -- will also distribute the telecasts outside the league’s five-state footprint on FOX Sports Midwest and Comcast SportsNet Chicago.

1/1 – Home vs. UNI (ESPN3)
1/4 – at Indiana State (ESPNU/ESPN3)
1/7 – Home vs. Loyola (MVC Network)
1/17 – Home vs. Wichita State (MVC Network)
1/24 – Home vs. SIU (MVC Network)
2/3 – at Illinois State (ESPN3)
2/22 – at Wichita State (ESPNU/ESPN3)
2/25 – at UNI (MVC Network)
2/28 – Home vs. Illinois State (wildcard weekend)

* 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.


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