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Friday, October 17, 2014

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* 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! 

* Last Chance to Sign-Up for Yearbook Graduate Pictures

Today is the last day to sign-up for graduate portrait appointments for the 2015 LinC Yearbook. Call Student Publications at 812.488.2725 or stop by the office, second floor Ridgway University Center, behind WUEV, to make your appointment. There's no sitting fee, so it's free! 

* 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.



Upcoming Events

* Dessert Sale Coming Soon!

The Phi Alpha Delta Dessert Sale is BACK on Friday October 24! Come out and buy cake pops and 4-layer brownies (provided by KakePoPs by Kashari) for a good cause! Proceeds benefit Holly's House of Evansville. The sale will be in the Ridgway University Center Lobby from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.


* "No Dress Code" in University Worship this Sunday in Neu Chapel at 10:30 AM

You have heard it said, "Clothing makes the person." Appropriate attire is required in many settings -- we often judge people by outward appearances. But in the strange kingdom of God, there is no dress code. Everyone is welcome at the table this Sunday in Neu Chapel (10:30AM) as we consider the inclusive nature of God's world.

Join us as we sing a new song and proclaim new words of hope. Donuts and coffee available before and after the service. 

* Ebeling to Present on the 2014 Season at Jezreel

Jennie Ebeling, associate professor of archaeology and co-director of the Jezreel Expedition in Israel, will present the results of the 2014 excavation season on Monday, October 20, 4:10-5:00 p.m. in Room 162, Schroeder School of Business Building. Come learn about the highlights from our summer dig season, including the remains of a 5,000-year-old village, a Bronze Age (Canaanite) burial cave with bronze jewelry and Egyptian scarab seals, and a medieval victory monument! 

* 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. 

* 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. 

* 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.

* 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,


Info You Should Know

* Make a Difference Day Sign-Ups Now Available

Make a Difference Day is Saturday, October 25. There are over 300 volunteers needed for the day. Students may sign up as individuals or groups at

Sign-ups must be completed by Wednesday, October 22. A t-shirt for the event will be available to volunteers and students or the team leaders can pick shirts up from the Center for Student Engagement on Friday, October 24 before 5 p.m.

Volunteer opportunities are at different times throughout the day, so please be observant of the time when signing up. 

* Deadline Reminder & Extension for Proposing Course in 2015 Harlaxton 5 Week Summer Session

Faculty who plan to propose a course for the 2015 five-week summer session at Harlaxton College, the British Campus of the University of Evansville, are invited to submit proposals at this time.

To propose a course, please contact Earl Kirk (ek43) for the official course proposal form, which will include instructions on compiling and submitting a proposal. 

The extended deadline for proposals is Monday, October 20.    

Key dates to assist in planning:

May 15: departure from USA
May 16: arrival in the UK and transfer to Harlaxton College
May 17: orientation
May 18: classes begin
June 17: classes end—final exams
June 18: departure from Harlaxton College; optional end-of-term trip begins; earliest possible return to USA
June 22: optional end-of-term trip returns to London
June 23: return to USA or independent travel

Questions may be directed to Earl Kirk, director of Study Abroad, at ek43. 

* MasterCard SDG2 Update is Coming

The Office of Administrative Services has been advised that MasterCard is implementing SDG2 Release 14.3 on Sunday, October 19. This release is supposed to include the following:

• New look and feel throughout the SDG2 application, e.g. color scheme, icons, new drop-down style.
• Reorganization of sections on Home page
• New snapshot charts showing key activity
• New hover0over behavior

As soon as the new release is available, we will begin updating training materials to reflect the changes and make them available on the Pcard website.

* What Can One Person Do to Improve Water Quality?

Check out the new UE Storm Water Quality Management Web Page for some answers to that and other questions – here’s the link: 

* Office of Student Accounts Announces Permanent Change in Office Hours

Effective Monday, October 20, the Office of Students Accounts (Olmsted Administration Hall – Room 105) will make a permanent adjustment to its hours of operation. The office will open at 9:00 a.m. and close at 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Doors will be locked at all other times. 

* Last Day to Register for Anti-Bias Training!

Today is the last day to register for the Anti-Bias Training offered through the Anti-Defamation League this Saturday and Sunday from 9:00-5:00 p.m. There are 5 seats still available. The training will license participants for one-year to use ADL's anti-bias curriculum on campus and in the local schools. The training is available to ANY campus member-- faculty, staff, or students. Breakfast, lunch and snacks will be provided for both days. If interested please contact LaNeeca Williams today at email address lw161 or ext. 2413. The training was made possible by a community grant through Old National Bank. 

* 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

* EXSS Officially Adopts New Name: School of Public Health (SPH)

The Exercise Science & Sport Studies Department is happy to announce its formal name change to the School of Public Health (SPH).

There are documented and forecasted shortages of public health physicians, public health nurses, epidemiologists, health care educators, dietitians, nutritionists, administrators, health and wellness specialists and much more. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the job outlook is much faster than average for a number of public health fields compared to the average growth for all occupations which is 11%. In fact, public health is predicted to be one of the top ten growing areas. Examples of public health fields include: Biostatisticians = 27%, Dietitians and nutritionists = 21%, Environmental specialists = 15%, Health educators = 21%, Health policy analysts = 21%, Public health administrators = 23% and Public health professors = 19%. Schools across the country (including UE) are encountering increasing numbers of potential students that are interested in Public Health as an academic option. The new department name to SPH is reflective of this trend.

According to the Association of Schools of Public Health, more than 250,000 public health workers will be needed by 2020. Approximately 23% of the current public health workforce is eligible to retire creating the need for public health workers. To replenish the workforce and avert crisis, schools will have to train three times the current number of graduates over the next 11 years. The Institute of Medicine of the National Academies concluded that keeping the public healthy requires not only a well-educated public health workforce but also an educated citizenry. It therefore recommended that "all undergraduates should have access to education in public health." As health is a growing concern both nationally and internationally, students are increasingly pursuing majors that provide a strong foundation in prevention of disease and promotion of health. The SPH is committed to preparing students who will help address these issues within their communities.

SPH will continue offering degrees in the following areas:

Undergraduate majors
Athletic Training
Clinical Laboratory Science
Exercise Science (Applied & Pre-Professional programs)
Health Service Administration
Public Health (Health Policy & Nutrition programs)
Sport Management

Graduate Programs
Master’s Degree in Athletic Training
Master’s Degree in Health Service Administration

* 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.

* 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. 

* 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:




* Cross Country to Host UE Invitational on Saturday

Evansville cross country will officially open its new course at Angel Mounds on Saturday, playing host to the UE Invitational beginning at 11 a.m.

A 5K women’s race will start things off at 11 a.m. before the men take their turn for the 8K. Directions to the course along with race maps can be found at the link above. Admission is free.

Schools set to participate on Saturday include: Austin Peay, Murray State, Frontier Community College, Vincennes University, Lindenwood University, Rose-Hulman and Evansville.

A personal record run of 18:35.76 for Laurel Wolfe saw her lead the UE women while Josh Genet led the men in the Greater Louisville Classic two weeks ago.

Several runners for the Purple Aces set their top times with great running conditions at Tom Sawyer State Park. Wolfe's run in the blue race bested her previous top time of 18:45.23, which was set in last year's UE Invitational where she came in seventh place. Today's run put her in 22nd place out of 352 participants.

Next up for the women was Kirsten Perrey, who took 83rd place with a time of 19:12.04. The effort was over a minute quicker than her previous best this season. Coming home in 94th place was Elizabeth Kingshott, who finished with a time of 19:16.71. Her time was the best effort since her freshman season.

Leading the men was senior Josh Genet. He came in 135th out of 356 runners with a 26:28.01. It was his top 8K race of the season by 26 seconds. Next up for the guys was Matt Hamilton. He fell just shy of his personal best time as he ran the course in 27:25.50. His PR continues to stand at 27:16, which was set in the 2011 Greater Louisville Classic.

Sophomore Ben Woolems ran his best race of 2014. A 27:43.10 was nearly a minute better than his previous top time of the season. Running a time of 28:03.18 was fellow sophomore Ross Frondorf, which was almost two minutes quicker than his best race of the season.

* Swimming and Diving Travels to Indiana Intercollegiates

After giving the defending conference champion Missouri State Bears all they could handle last weekend, the University of Evansville swimming and diving teams look to capitalize on that momentum on Saturday at the Indiana Intercollegiates.

Purdue will play host to the event beginning at 11 a.m. CT at the Boilermaker Aquatic Center in West Lafayette. Ten swimming events are set along with 1M and 3M diving on both the men’s and women’s sides. Live stats for the meet are available by clicking the link above.

Ten schools are set to participate including: Ball State (women only), Butler, DePauw, Evansville, Indianapolis, IUPUI, Purdue, Rose-Hulman, Valparaiso and Wabash.

Facing the defending MAC and MVC champions, both Purple Aces squads performed strong. Winners for the Aces included Danielle Freeman, who remains undefeated in the 50 and 100 free. The reigning MVC Swimmer of the Week won both events once again. Michelle Tipton also performed well, coming home with the win in the 500 free.

The group of Abby Smith, Sam Montgomery, Freeman and Tipton took top honors in the 400 free relay. On the men's side, Andrew Cotton picked up the victory in the 1000 free.

Evansville had a stellar day in diving. Stephanie Tran took top honors in the 3 meter dive while Courtney Coverdale won the 1 meter.

Freeman was honored as the MVC Swimmer of the Week on Tuesday for the second-consecutive week. 

* UE Tennis Wraps Up Fall Slate at ITA Regional

This weekend will mark the final event of the fall season for the University of Evansville women’s tennis team as they travel to the ITA Ohio Valley Regional, which will be hosted by the University of Tennessee.

Evansville’s lone participant in the event will be sophomore Andjela Brguljan. She is slated to take on Tiffany Tavares of Tennessee in her first match. The duo will face off on Saturday at 2:15 p.m. in Knoxville, Tenn.

Brguljan has had a strong fall season so far, going 7-3 in singles action. In doubles play, she has posted a 5-4 mark. Teamed with Gaby Fifer top open the season, the duo went 2-2. She excelled in her work with Natasha James, going a perfect 3-0 with wins over Charleston, USI and Austin Peay.

The tournament begins on Friday and runs through Tuesday.

* Aces Volleyball Hosts Two MVC Weekend Contests

Another weekend of Missouri Valley Conference action is on tap for the University of Evansville volleyball team this weekend as the team takes on Missouri State and Wichita State at the Carson Center.

Friday marks the start to the weekend with a tilt against Missouri State at 7 p.m. That is followed by a visit from the Shockers on Saturday at 6 p.m. Saturday’s match is a white-out and all fans in attendance are encouraged to wear white.

Grace Carter had one of the top weekends for any setter over the last several years in the Missouri Valley Conference. Carter opened the weekend with 20 assists and 5 digs in a road contest at UNI. In Saturday’s 3-1 win at Drake, Carter posted an unbelievable 63 assists to go along with 6 digs.

For the weekend, she averaged 11.86 assists per set. Her 63 assists was the most for any Evansville player since Ellen Sawin had 68 against Youngstown State in five set in 2009. It was also the most for any MVC player this season and the highest number since last season when Missouri State’s Carly Thomas had 65 in five sets. The last MVC player to have 60+ assists in four sets was Bre Payton of UNI, who notched 61 against UE on Oct. 1, 2010.

Ranked third in kills in the league, senior Ashley Ring averaged five per set over the weekend for UE. The 2-time MVC Player of the Week set her season mark with 26 kills, hitting .288 while tallying 11 digs. She fell two short of her career-best of 28 (set in 2012) and six shy of the UE record of 32.

A 3-4 start in league play has set the Purple Aces on a potential path to their first MVC Tournament appearance since 2008. It is the best conference start for Evansville since 2010 when the squad opened up with 5 wins in its first 7 league games.

Missouri State brings a 12-7 record into Friday’s tilt. The Bears have been strong in league play, going 5-2 with a 3-2 win over Wichita State last weekend. Their two losses have come to the two undefeated teams in the conference – Illinois State and UNI. Freshman Lily Johnson has had a stellar start to her career, posting 3.93 kills per set. That is second in the league.

Wichita State enters the week with a 10-7 mark and 4-3 in the league. In non-conference action, the Shockers picked up strong victories over Baylor, Pepperdine and Butler. Sophomore Dani Mostrom is one of the top defensive players in the league, ranking third with 4.64 digs per set.

* 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)


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