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Thursday, October 23, 2014

What's Happening Today

* 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.


* 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. 

* 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. 

* 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! 


Upcoming Events

* 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!

* 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:

* 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

* 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. 

* 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.


* Friday Last Day for Yearbook Pictures

Friday is the last day for yearbook pictures. Pictures for the 2015 LinC will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. — 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. 


Info You Should Know

* Faculty Adoptions Due

This is a reminder that Spring 2015 and Intersession book adoptions are now due in the UE Bookstore. Faculty and Departments should send them in as soon as possible. Contact the Bookstore if you have any questions. 

* 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.

Nominations are due by Nov. 1

* Application Deadline Extended for 2015 Tropical Ecology of Costa Rica

The Office of Study Abroad has extended the deadline for the 2015 Tropical Ecology in Costa Rica program, led by Dr. Noah Gordon. The travel portion of the program is scheduled for May 11-25, 2015.

The course will meet one night a week during the spring semester to learn about the ecology, diversity, conservation, and natural history of Costa Rica. The course then culminates with a tour of several ecosystems of Costa Rica in mid-May, including a unique opportunity to participate in UE sponsored reforestation efforts. Both the class meetings during the semester and the trip to Costa Rica are required components of the course. Participating students will receive 3 credits for BIOL 323.

Applications will be accepted through December 10, 2014, and will be reviewed on a rolling basis. The first deposit will also be due by the December 10 deadline.

Information about costs, dates, and deadlines are available at:

The online application is available at:

For questions or for more information, please contact Marissa Mitchell, coordinator of short-term programs abroad, at 

* 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. 

* Last Day for Graduate Yearbook Pictures

Thursday is the last day for those students who graduate in December 2014 or May 2015 to have their pictures taken for the 2015 LinC. Stop by the table outside Eykamp 253 in Ridgway University Center, before 8 p.m. to schedule a time. 

* 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. 

* 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.



* Paul Bone Poetry Reading

Paul Bone will read from his poetry collection Nostalgia for Sacrifice at 7:00 p.m. on October 26 at PG Coffeehouse on 1418 W. Franklin Street in Evansville, as part of the Slant Reading Series.

For more information, go to:

* 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. 



* Volleyball Welcomes Illinois State and Indiana State

Two of the top four teams in the Missouri Valley Conference will be at the Carson Center this weekend as the University of Evansville volleyball team will face Illinois State and Indiana State.

The conference-leading Redbirds come to town on Friday evening for a 7 p.m. match before the Sycamores make their way to UE on Saturday at 6 p.m. Illinois State is undefeated in the league, sitting at 9-0 while Indiana State is tied for fourth place with a 6-3 conference record.

Evansville begins the weekend with an overall record of 7-14 while going 3-6 in the Valley. Ashley Ring continues to rank third in the league with 3.90 kills per set. She added to that number with a total of 28 over the course of six sets against Missouri State and Wichita State. She is averaging 3.45 kills per set in Evansville’s conference losses, but has been stellar with 6.18 in the three MVC wins.

When you look at UE’s conference wins against its losses, the offense has been more potent in the victories. As a team, the Aces have hit .243 in the wins while posting a .155 percentage in its losses. UE also averaged 15.36 kills/set in the wins as opposed to 10.45/set in the losses.

Conference opponents have been able to must up a more efficient offense than the non-conference opponents that UE faced at the beginning of the year. Those opponents combined to hit .204 while the teams in the Valley have hit .280 at the midway point of the schedule.

The Redbirds are undefeated in league play while going 15-5 overall. They have been getting the job done on defense, allowing opponents to hit .150, tops in the conference. Individually, Emily Orrick sits atop the MVC in digs. She is averaging 5.40 per set.

Indiana State has also been solid this season. With a 14-7 overall mark and 6-3 Valley effort, the Sycamores are tied with Wichita State for fourth in the league. Their offense has been stellar this season, averaging 13.32 kills per set, second behind only UNI. Junior Cassandra Willis is one of the top hitters in the conference, sitting in second at .377 for the season.

* Getting To Know Your Aces: WBB Sophomore forward Sasha Robinson

Player Name: Sasha Robinson

Position: Forward

Academic Year: Sophomore

Hometown: Nashville, Ind.

Favorite color: Turquoise

Favorite meal: My mother’s scallops and sweet potato casserole

Favorite class: AT 280

Most inspirational person in your life: My parents

Favorite basketball figure: Blake Griffin

Major: Exercise Science

Reason you chose UE: It was a perfect fit; the coaches made me feel at home, the school was a perfect size, the distance away from home was just far enough, and a scholarship helped my decision ;)
Most memorable UE moment: When Coach Epps kicked the ball in practice one day, it hit the bottom of the megascreen and came back down and hit him in the head! So funny.

Most important goal as a student athlete: Striving for greatness both in the classroom and on the court.

What does being a Purple Ace mean to you: Being a purple ace means being a part of a group of people that all have a bond with one another. It's all about the image we have in the community, and the student athlete experience not only with my teammates but my classmates and teachers as well and just knowing that the star/name on my chest means a lot more than just the guys or the girls wearing it.

* 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 ( or Victoria Dellorto ( 


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