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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

* TONIGHT: Snyder Lecture Series Presents "A Conversation with Barbara Pierce Bush and Jenna Hager"

The University of Evansville’s Patricia H. Snyder Concert and Lecture Series is pleased to welcome Barbara Pierce Bush and Jenna Hager as the featured guest speakers on Tuesday, October 21, at 7:00 p.m. This event, "A Conversation with Barbara Pierce Bush and Jenna Hager," is free and open to the community with limited seating, no tickets are needed. It will be held at the Ridgway University Center, Eykamp Hall, with doors to open at 6:00 p.m. Cass Herrington, host and producer at WNIN Tri-State Public Media, Inc., the area’s PBS and NPR affiliate, will moderate the conversation. Parking is available in lots off Frederick Street and at the corner of Rotherwood and Walnut Avenues.

United in their humanitarian missions and 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 at an early age. Stemming from their travels to impoverished areas in Africa and Latin America, they have 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. 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.

Says President Thomas A. Kazee, “We are so pleased to welcome Barbara Pierce Bush and Jenna Hager to the UE campus. Their message about the importance of service and humanitarian efforts parallels UE’s focus on accountability and making a meaningful impact. The transformational education we offer includes an opportunity for students to earn a Social Responsibility certificate through our Discover IMPACT program. I anticipate an evening that reflects the UE mission and serves as an inspiration to everyone in attendance.”

The Patricia H. Snyder Concert and Lecture Series was made possible in 1997 through an endowment from the late Patricia H. Snyder, trustee and longtime friend of the University of Evansville, to bring speakers or performers of national or international renown to Evansville at no cost to the public. The concerts and lectures in this series span a wide variety of topics, and are aimed at both the Evansville and campus communities. Events are free and open to the public. 


What's Happening Today

* Seminary Caravan in Ridgway University Center - Today from 5-7 PM

If you are curious about theological education or want to see what 12 different seminaries have to offer, then you are invited to the "Seminary Caravan" event today,Tuesday, October 21, in Ridgway University Center, 5 pm-7 pm, near Jazzman's. Anyone with curiosity or interest can come and meet the seminary reps. Even if you don’t know exactly how you are being called or whether seminary is right for you, the Seminary Caravan event provides an opportunity to learn why someone would attend seminary in the first place, and what can be done with a seminary education.

This will be a great opportunity to get information and ask questions that are important to you.

The following seminaries will be on campus: Iliff (Denver), Candler (Atlanta), Wesley (Washington D.C.), MTSO (Delaware, Ohio), Drew (New Jersey), Duke (North Carolina), Claremont (California), Perkins (Dallas, TX), Saint Paul (Kansas City), Garrett (Evanston, IL), United (Dayton, Ohio), and Boston University (Boston, MA).


* Tuition Remission and Exchange Info Sessions - Thursday

Admission, Financial Aid, Academic Affairs, and Human Resources are coming together to share information on tuition remission and tuition exchange programs for UE employees. Scott Henne, Cathleen Wright, Jennifer Graban, and Keith Gehlhausen will be on hand to cover applying to the University and to go over the two benefit programs. Any employee that has high school juniors or seniors in their home should attend one of the sessions. There will be an info session on Thursday, October 23 from 9-10 am in Eykamp 251, Ridgway University Center. For more information, please call Scott Henne at X2624

* Charlas en español – Informal Conversation in Spanish

An "Informal Conversation in Spanish" will be held very Tuesday, from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m., this semester at Jazzman’s/Rademacher Lounge in Ridgway University Center. Come practice informal conversation in Spanish with other UE students in a relaxed atmosphere. For more information, please contact: Bárbara Vera (Spanish FLTA 2014-15) at

* This Week in Music

Consortium Instructor of Oboe Elizabeth Robertson and Assistant Professor of Voice Eric McCluskey will present this week’s Faculty Recital in Wheeler Concert Hall on Tuesday evening at 7:30 p.m. Robertson and McCluskey will perform various works by composers ranging from Bach to Mahler to modernist composers such as Ernst Krenek and Anish Pandit. Professor of Piano Anne Fiedler, organist Helen Reed, and Adjunct Instructor Jennifer Wingert (cello) will accompany Robertson and McCluskey. The concert is free and open to the public.

Later this week, the Department of Music will host Karen Mercer, director of Creative Music Solutions, as she presents a workshop on Orff Schulwerk, a pedagogical methodology for teaching music to children. In Orff Schulwerk classrooms, children begin with what they do instinctively: play! Imitation, experimentation, and personal expression occur naturally as students become confident, life-long musicians and creative problem solvers. The Orff approach to teaching is a model for optimal learning in contemporary classrooms. Karen Mercer is also a school music teacher in the greater Philadelphia area at Guardian Angels Regional School and Settlement Music School. The workshop will occur in room 171 of Krannert Hall on Friday, October 24, at 2 p.m. and is open to all current UE students.

Several UE voice students recently participated in the fall auditions of the Kentucky Chapter of the National Association of Teachers of Singing. This year, the annual event took place on the campus of Murray State University and included competitive auditions for the nearly 120 students in attendance. Seven UE students advanced as far as the semifinals, and three advanced to the Winners’ Concert. Sophomores Rebecca Laskey and Cindy White placed first and second in the sophomore women competition, and Ian Murrell won the junior men competition. Congratulations to all! 

* Yearbook Picture Day in Ridgway!

Pictures for the 2015 yearbook will be from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday — right inside the main entrance to Ridgway University Center. It's FREE, takes just seconds and are the only times this year when individual pictures will be taken. Freshmen, sophomores, juniors, non-graduating seniors and graduate students, Intensive English students and exchange students are welcome. Be a part of the 2015 LinC. 

* 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. 

* Health Careers Fair Today

Nearly 50 employers are on campus today for Health Careers Fair! To meet them, come to the Student Fitness Center today from 11 am to 2 pm. All students, freshmen through seniors, considering a health-related career should attend. See registered employers in JobLink ( 


Upcoming Events

* I-House: Brazil

Hey everyone! Make sure to come to I-House on Wednesday, Oct. 22 and watch students from Brazil present to us! They have a fun presentation ready to go for us :) So be there at the Class of '59 Gallery, located upstairs in Ridgway University Center! 

* Dessert Sale - Friday Oct. 24!!

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. 

* Pumpkin Carving

Let´s carve some pumpkins on October 24 from 5-7 pm on the Neu Chapel/Morton Hall lawn. This event is free - just bring a friend and good mood!

* Employee Wellness Nurse on Campus

Visit the wellness nurse on Wednesday, Oct. 22, in Graves Hall Lobby from 1 - 3 p.m. 

* First Launch of Student Savings Club App Is Saturday, October 25

The first launch of the student savings club app is taking place next Saturday, October 25. The app is called "GeoPerks" and is completely free. Some of the student deals include 10% off at Subway, 10% off Wendy's, 15% off at The Limited, and $1 off of an Orange Leaf frozen yogurt!

In addition to these prizes, there will specific prizes and giveaways happening on the day of the launch beginning at Make a Difference Day and taking place throughout the day. Look out for more information about the specific prizes that will be offered next Saturday!

For more information on t the savings this app provides, go to:

* UE Theatre Opens Vinegar Tom in May Studio Theatre

The University of Evansville Department of Theatre opens Vinegar Tom, by Caryl Churchill, Friday October 24, at 7:30 p.m., in the May Studio Theatre. The show continues with performances at 7:30 p.m. on October 25, 27, 28, 29, 30, and 2:00 p.m. on October 26.

Churchill’s play explores gender, class, and relationships in dangerous and desperate 17th century England. Harkening back to the witchcraft trials of 1645, Vinegar Tom combines live music and vivid storytelling to link together questions about attitudes toward women’s roles in modern-day society that persist nearly 400 years later.

Aaron R. Johnson from Salem, Ind., takes the helm as director of the production. The cast includes UE students Hailey Lynn Suggs from Austin, Texas; Rhianna Gallow and Natalie Tischler from Houston, Texas; Brogan Lozano from San Antonio, Texas; Glyne Pease from Las Vegas, Nev.; Carter Caldwell from Louisville, Ky.; Erdin Schultz-Bever from Bloomington, Ind.; Kit Bulla from Springhill, Tenn.; Maria Lozano from Carrollton, Texas; and Jacob Sellers from Fort Branch, Ind.

The creative team for Vinegar Tom includes scenic design by UE students James R. Roeder from Temple, Texas; lighting design by Aaron Curry from Glendale, Ariz.; and costume design by Caitlin McCarthy from Los Angeles, Calif. The play’s technical director is professor of theatre Chuck Meacham, dramaturg is Peter Orkiszewski from Cincinnati, Ohio, and stage manager is Hannah Cava from Las Vegas, Nev.

Tickets are $11 for adults and $9 for senior adults, students, and UE faculty and staff. UE students may pick up their free student rush ticket beginning at 12 p.m. the day of the performance they wish to attend. Seating is limited and patrons are encouraged to make reservations, by calling 812–488–2031.

* Want to Learn More About Ebola or Just Have Questions?

Want to learn more Ebola or just have questions? Attend an Ebola Information Session presented by student Eric Stoessel. The Ebola virus is now in the U.S. and is a significant public health concern. Many are unaware of its signs, symptoms, and rate of transmission. UE student Eric Stoessel, a public health and health services administration major, will present to the campus community details regarding the Ebola virus and answer any questions related to the virus. Come and learn more about the Ebola outbreak! The presentation will take place Wednesday, October 22 from 12-1 p.m. in Smythe Hall (Room 170), Schroeder School of Business Building. It is open to all students, faculty, and staff. 

* Writing Center Boot Camp: Writing in the Sciences

Writing Center Boot Camp: Writing in the Sciences is set for Wednesday, October 22 at 5:00 p.m. in the Writing Center. This workshop will address the stylistic differences between general academic and scientific writing. Specifically, we will talk about word and phrasing choice, the passive voice, verbosity, and writing and justifying your hypothesis—strategies for improving your scientific prose. Join us for this useful session. 

* Welcome Home Returning WWII Veterans

Approximately 70 WWII veterans from the Tri-State area will be returning from a special trip visiting Washington, D.C. on Saturday, Oct. 25 around 8:30 p.m. The trip is made possible through Honor Flight an organization that raises funds to provide WWII veterans with a complimentary trip to D.C. to visit our war memorials, many have never seen them. Honor Flight is calling out to the community for volunteers to go to the airport to welcome the veterans home. It should be a wonderful experience. Join them! It is recommended to arrive by 8:00 p.m. 

* 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.

* Campus Karaoke

SAB and UEMTA are hosting karaoke at 8 pm before SAB's weekly movie, "Hocus Pocus," on October 23.  Anyone can buy a song for $1, and can buy 5 songs for $3. All proceeds go to the University of Evansville Music Therapy Association. Come and sing! 

* Federal Loan Repayment Session Required for December Graduates/Transfers

Students who have received Federal Direct Loans while attending UE and plan to graduate, withdraw, or transfer after the fall semester are required to attend a Loan Repayment Counseling Session. The Office of Financial Aid will hold two sessions this semester:
Oct. 23 from 3:00-3:30 p.m.
Dec. 10 from 2:00-2:30 p.m.

Both sessions held in Room 126, Hyde Hall.


Info You Should Know

* The October Pcard Cycle Is Ending!

The October Pcard cycle which began September 23 is ending today,at midnight. As of October 23, cardholders may schedule and run the October Cycle report. October transactions may be reconciled in SDG2 until October 28. On October 28, the general ledger Pcard file will be uploaded and cardholders will be locked out of (unable to make changes) posted transactions for the October Cycle. 

* Forget to Make Your Yearbook Picture Appointment?

Did you forget to make an appointment for your graduate portrait for the 2015 LinC? Visit the table outside Eykamp 253 in Ridgway University Center, on Monday, Wednesday or Thursday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. to schedule a time. Remember, there's no sitting fee, so it's FREE! 

* 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. 

* 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. 

* 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

* 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.



* Pi Gamma Mu Indiana Alpha Makes the Roll of Distinction

The Indiana Alpha chapter of Pi Gamma Mu, international honor society for the social sciences, was listed on the Honor Roll of Distinction for the 2013-2014 Academic Year. Chapters named to the Roll of Distinction are active chapters that evidence activity and programming that reflects the overall ideals of Pi Gamma Mu and contribute to their institutions and communities. This is the highest honor roll for Pi Gamma Mu; only seven chapters out of over 170 active chapters were listed on the Honor Roll of Distinction. Indiana Alpha was listed on the Roll of Merit in 2011-2012. 

* Congratulations to the Art Department

The Office of Development and Alumni Relations would like to announce The Efroymson Family Fund has awarded the art department an $18,000 grant.

* Clark Kimberling Writes about Frederick Work and Albert Einstein

Clark Kimberling, professor of mathematics, has an article in the current issue of The Hymn (journal of The Hymn Society in the United States and Canada ( Entitled "Three Generations of Works and Their Contributions to Congregational Singing," the article traces the musical lives of African American musicians John Work I, John Work II, John Work III, and Frederick Jerome Work, all associated with Fisk University during the 19th and 20th centuries. The work examines the possibility that Frederick Work composed the Christmas carol, "Go Tell It on the Mountain," and tells of a remarkable little-known occasion when 400 students under Frederick Work's direction sang spirituals for Albert Einstein, Thomas Mann, and Efrem Zimbalist. Dr. Kimberling's article extends from his continuing research for the Canterbury Dictionary of Hymnology ( In addition to four dictionary articles on the works, some of his other recent articles discuss the hymnological significance of American songwriter Stephen Foster and influential 19th century songbooks such at The Sacred Harp, Southern Harmony, and Kentucky Harmony



* Pahud in Top Ten as Aces Compete at Dayton

University of Evansville golfer Wil Pahud is in the top ten once again as the Purple Aces play their final event of the fall at the Dayton Fall Invitational at NCR Country Club.

Pahud toured the club in 73 strokes, just two over par. He is tied with seven others for seventh place out of 100 golfers in the event. He is five off the lead.

Four strokes behind his pace was Brett Wolvert. He posted a 6-over 77 in the opening round and is tied for 46th place. Will Knights finished the day one shot behind Wolvert as he registered a 78.

Fourth on the UE squad was Evansville native Alex Turner. The junior completed the round at +8 with a 79. Freshman Tyler Gray was next. He carded an 82. Jon Pick rounded out the contingent for the Aces. He shot an 83.

Dayton’s George Rohde III had the lone sub-par round of the afternoon. Rohde posted a 3-under 68 and sits three strokes ahead of Datroit’s Kyle Gaines, who stands even at 71.

A tight race is ensuing at the top of the team leaderboard. Xavier holds a one shot lead over Northern Kentucky. The Musketeers shot a 293 and lead the Norse, who stand at 294. Dayton is in third, just two shots off the lead while Detroit is fourth (298). Evansville stands in 14th place. The Aces are seven shots off of a 3-way tie for 11th place.

UE is set for its final round of the fall on Tuesday morning.

* Doyle Notches Hole-in-one as Aces Play at Dayton

Senior Cathy Doyle notched the first hole-in-one of her career as the Purple Aces women’s golf team completed the opening day of the Dayton Fall Invitational at NCR Country Club.

Doyle’s amazing shot came on Hole 13, which was a par 3. The shot helped her finish the day in a tie for 8th place with a 5-over 75. Just behind her was Dana Hayden. Hayden carded her top round of the year, finishing Monday with a 77 and is tied for 13th place.

Sophomore Kayla Katterhenry completed the opening round with a 79. Her score put her in a tie for 24th. Maggie Camp scored an 83 while Giulia Mallmann recorded an 86.

The Purple Aces had two individuals entered, beginning with Kelly Lamarche. She registered an 89 while Rachel Marchi had a 102.

Butler leads the way following the first round. The Bulldogs had a 303 and sit one stroke ahead of Oakland. Detroit is third with a 309 while Loyola (311) and Evansville (314) round out the top five.

Jenna Peters (Butler) and Casey MacNeil sit atop the individuals. Each posted a 2-over 72 and are one shot ahead of a third-place tie.

Everyone will play one more round of 18 on Tuesday.


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