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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

What's Happening Today

* Catholic Mass Tonight for Feast of St. John Paul II

Today is the first time that Pope John Paul II will be commemorated in the Catholic liturgy since he was made a saint earlier this year by Pope Francis. Join the Newman Club for Mass in Neu Chapel tonight at 9:30 p.m., with Father Christopher Droste. Confessions will be heard and the Rosary will be prayed before Mass at 9:00. Everyone is welcome! 

* National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week

National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week is held each year during the third week in October. The goal of this week is to bring attention to the serious issues posed by excessive drinking among college students. Do you feel that your drinking is becoming problematic or are you curious about how your personal drinking habits compare to others? Complete a free and confidential eCHECKUP TO GO, which generates a personalized drinking profile based upon the information you provide and compares to information collected from others. UE Counseling Services is available for students by appointment or walk-in for emergencies and can be reached by calling 488-2663. 

* 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! 

* Employee Wellness Nurse on Campus

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

* 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. 

Upcoming Events

* UE Fanfest Chili Cook-off Sign-ups

The annual UE Fanfest will be held on Saturday, November 15. Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to sign up to participate in the Chili-Cookoff. The contest is simple...prepare a chili and serve it to guests. (Some rules and restrictions will be shared with those who sign up).

The contest is free and the winner will receive $250 cash prize.

Sign up here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1CRuyrTx3_TmyAMtY8ucQavaYAVjTjmVGnAXfTNoW-8U/viewform?usp=send_form

* Faculty Regalia Sale

The Oak Hall rep will be in the UE Bookstore on Thursday, October 23 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. for any faculty interested in purchasing their own regalia. During this day he will be offering 20% off the regular price. The rep can answer all your questions and complete your order if needed. 

* 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 bv40@evansville.edu

* 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!

* 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

* 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:

http://www.edtuit.com/geoperks/list/UoE/
 

* 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.

* "War Requiem" Symposium at UE

The University community is invited to attend an Illustrated Discussion of Benjamin Britten’s masterpiece, the War Requiem [which is being performed by the Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra on November15] The UE event will be Wednesday, November 5 at 7 p.m. in Room 170 (Smythe Lecture Hall), Schroeder School of Business Building.

It will consist of three parts – “Remembering World Wars I & II” (Dr. James MacLeod, University of Evansville); “The life and work of Benjamin Britten” (Dr. John Jordan, University of Evansville); and “The War Requiem and its performance” (Maestro Alfred Savia, Music Director Evansville Philharmonic)

This event is free and open to the public.

 

* 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. 

* Poet Catherine Tufariello Reading at the Creative Writing Coffee Hour

The Creative Writing Coffee Hour on Thursday, October 23 will feature a poetry reading by Catherine Tufariello. The event will start at 4:00 p.m. in the Melvin Peterson Gallery.

Tufariello is poet-in-residence at Christ College, the honors college of Valparaiso University, where she teaches a seminar in poetic craft.

She is the author of two poetry chapbooks (Annunciations and Free Time) and a full-length collection, Keeping My Name (Texas Tech University Press), which won the 2006 Poets’ Prize and was a Booklist Editor’s Choice. Her poems have appeared in Poetry, The Hudson Review, The New Penguin Book of Love Poetry, Western Wind, Contemporary American Poetry, 250 Poems, The Cento, Irresistible Sonnets, and the broadside series Poetry by Post.

After earning her PhD from Cornell University, Catherine taught literature and writing at a number of colleges and universities before settling in Indiana and teaching at Valparaiso University.
 

 

* 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! 

* 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 ca5@evansville.edu or 812-488-2043.

* 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

* UE Senior Duke and Duchess Nominations

As has been announced in Student Congress, this year we will be voting on a UE Senior Duke and Duchess in place of a Homecoming King and Queen. The new format for selecting campus royalty was developed after feedback about Homecoming from student roundtable discussions.

The student nominated must be a senior.
The student can be nominated by any group, not just registered student organizations. (i.e. department, major, etc.)
The student must have a minimum of a 3.0 GPA to be considered on the ballot.
The student will complete a profile.
The Student Body will then vote on their pick for who best exemplifies what it means to be a UE student based on the profile.

The intent is that we get away from choosing an organization regardless of the person and instead focus the nomination process on the person and their accomplishments, contributions to campus and personality.

With that being said, here is the nomination form. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/189YPYRkj03ETgxAf7hGmr07Pr8X31QBrsABfNzZut5s/viewform?usp=send_form

Nominations are due by Nov. 1
 

* Photographer on Campus

The Office of Admission will have a photographer on campus for a photo shoot Wednesday, October 22, through Friday, October 24. UE students and faculty have always been very cooperative and accommodating during previous shoots. As a result, many great photos have been taken for UE publications. Kim McDonald will try to notify faculty in advance if photos will be taken in a particular class; however, weather often can force the shoot inside, and it is possible that last minute requests will be made. If faculty members know that they will be giving a test or do not wish to be bothered any of these days, please inform Kim McDonald at ext. 2683 and the classroom will be avoided. 

* 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! 

* 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: http://www.evansville.edu/offices/administrativeservices/stormwater.cfm 

* 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 http://www.evansville.edu/residencelife/cancellationsAndRefunds2.cfm 

* 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: http://vcil.cc/s6p5dx4

(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 copyservices@evansville.edu
 

* Support Homeless and Low-Income Veterans Through 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 oz shaving cream, deodorant. Collection boxes will be available until Nov. 1 outside the Office of Veterans Affairs in Olmsted Hall, second floor, and in Ridgway near the Information Desk. 

* 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 centralreceiving@evansville.edu or call extension 2181.

Congratulations

* 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 (http://www.thehymnsociety.org/). 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 (http://www.hymnology.co.uk/). 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

Athletics

* SAAC Holding Food Drive in Support of Evansville Community

The University of Evansville Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) is partnering with Tri-State Food Bank to hold a Food Drive this fall.

SAAC is looking to help feed families in need by donating non-perishable food items to the bins located in Ridgway and collection locations at Purple Aces home games.

Anyone who brings items for the food drive will receive discounted tickets to men’s and women’s soccer games and volleyball games - $5 for adults and $3 for youth (17 and under) and seniors (65 and over).

The Aces play at home on Friday, October 24 (volleyball vs. Illinois State), Saturday, October 25 (Women’s Soccer vs. UNI, Volleyball vs. Indiana State), Wednesday, October 29 (Men’s Soccer vs. IU), Saturday, November 1 (Men’s Soccer vs. Loyola), Friday, November 7 (Volleyball vs. Drake) and Saturday, November 8 (Volleyball vs. UNI).

Anyone with questions may contact SAAC representatives Allie Arguello (aa290@evansville.edu) or Victoria Dellorto (vd22@evansville.edu). 

* UE Men's Golf Wraps up Fall Slate at Dayton

Purple Aces junior Will Knights led the way as the University of Evansville men’s golf team completed its fall season at the Dayton Fall Invitational at NCR Country Club.

Knights finished Tuesday’s final round with a 76 on his way to a 154 for the tournament. He tied for 38th. Freshman Tyler Gray was next up for UE. He fired off the low round of the day for the Aces, posting a 74 en route to a 156. He tied for 53rd.

Wil Pahud was the low scorer for UE on Monday, but recorded an 84 in the final tour of 18. His final score checked in at a 157. Jon Pick was next up. He improved his score by eight strokes on Tuesday, posting a 75 to finish at 158. Alex Turner completed the team with a 159.

Individual Brett Wolvert finished the tournament with a 157 after his final round of 80.

Xavier ran away with the team championship. The Musketeers recorded the lowest rounds on each day and finished with a 587. They were ten strokes ahead of IUPUI. Dayton took third with a 598 while Detroit (599) and Oakland (602) rounded out the top five.

The Aces finished in a tie for 12th place with St. Bonaventure. Both scored a 617.

George Rohde III of Dayton took the individual championship. He led the way with a 68 in the first round before shooting a 73 on Tuesday to finish with a 141. He came in one ahead of Youngstown State’s Brandon Pluchinsky, who registered a 68 in the final round to finish with a 142.

* Katterhenry Rebounds in Final Day of Dayton Invitational

Sophomore Kayla Katterhenry led the way with a 76 as the University of Evansville women’s golf team finished up the Dayton Fall Invitational on Tuesday afternoon at NCR Country Club.

Led by Katterhenry’s score, the Purple Aces came home in sixth place. Combined with her opening day 79, Katterhenry completed the tournament in a tie for 11th place with a 155. Following her stellar opening day that included the first hole-in-one of her career, Cathy Doyle carded an 81 in the final round to finish one shot behind Katterhenry in a tie for 13th.

Dana Hayden posted her top round of the season on Monday before posting an 88 in the final round. She finished in a tie for 52nd with a 175. Next up was Giulia Mallmann. She improved by four strokes on Tuesday to finish with a 168. Maggie Camp was one behind with a 169.

Individual Kelly Lamarche shot a 93 to total 182 strokes in the event while Rachel Marchi improved by 9 strokes in the final round to complete the invitational with a 195.

Taking top honors in both the team and individual events was Butler. The Bulldogs posted the top round of the tournament on Tuesday, recording a 301. After leading by one following Monday’s round, the Bulldogs efforts on Tuesday saw them defeat Oakland by six strokes (604-610). Loyola was third with a 618 while Detroit came in fourth with a 622.

Evansville’s score of 639 was good for sixth place, just six out of the top five.

Jenna Peters of the Bulldogs took medalist by one over Elle Nichols from Oakland. Peters finished with identical rounds of 72 to score a 144.

The Braun Intercollegiate will mark the final event of the season for the Aces. Set to take place at Oak Meadow Country Club, the tournament will be held on Monday and Tuesday. Fans are invited to come out to support the teams.
 

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