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Monday, October 27, 2014

* Weinbach Lane Closures Near Campus

Beginning in early November, Weinbach Avenue will be closed at Division Street just north of the Lloyd Expressway overpass. The West-bound ramp to Weinbach Avenue from the Lloyd Expressway will be closed for several months, and this closure will also affect traffic heading south on Weinbach. Once complete, the construction zone will be moved to the south side of the overpass, and additional closings will occur. Please plan accordingly for your commute to campus. 


What's Happening Today

* Newman Center Sponsoring Ozanam Shelter Halloween Party on Monday

This Monday, October 27, will be the Newman Center's annual Halloween party for the children at the Ozanam Family Shelter. Donations of candy and Halloween costumes (especially boys') are still being accepted, and may be dropped off at the Newman Center after 1 p.m. today, or all day on Monday.

Because of the party, there will be NO dinner & discussion at the Newman Center this Monday. Those participating may come to Newman for pizza beginning at 4:30 p.m., and we will depart for the shelter at 5:15 p.m.

Contact Mike Roesch at mr201 with any questions.


Upcoming Events

* I-House: Nigeria

This week's I-House presentation will be on Nigeria! Our presenters are Yudi and Foluso and they have a great presentation for everyone. Yudi is a biology/pre-physician's assistant major and Foluso is a civil engineering major. Yudi loves to garden, shop and travel. Foluso loves soccer, cooking and reading. When asked what they loved most about UE, Foluso said the student and teacher relationships and Yudi said the international students. Now that you know a bit about them, come find out more Wednesday at 7 p.m., upstairs in Ridgway University Center! 

* Diversity Dialogue at Fehn House

The first Diversity Dialogue session at the Fehn House will happen on today from 7-9 pm. The session is meant to help debunk the false stereotypes brought about by prejudice. ALL students are welcome, and all viewpoints will be recognized. 

* This Week in Music: A Concert of Many Choirs

The University Choir and the chamber choir Kantorei will present a concert in Neu Chapel this Tuesday evening, October 28, at 7:30 p.m. Associate Professor and Director of Choral Activities Dennis Malfatti will lead the ensembles in a program that will focus largely on music of the modern era, with works by Healey Willan, John Rutter, David Briggs, and Ola Gjeilo, just to name a few. The concert will also feature the Chamber Choir and the Concert Choir of Henderson County High School under the direction of John DeFerraro, with the choirs performing both separately and as one combined ensemble. All the ensembles, UE and Henderson County, will then join together to conclude the concert with a performance of Mozart’s "Regina coeli," with the solo quartet featuring Assistant Professor Alanna Keenan (soprano), UE student Payton Judd (alto), Assistant Professor Gregory Rike (tenor), and Assistant Professor Eric McCluskey (baritone). The concert is free and open to the public. 

* UE Community Invited to Attend One Book One Community Author Presentation

One Book One Community invites everyone at UE to attend the 2014 author presentation. Bestselling author Erik Larson is the featured author of this year’s program and the reading selection is In the Garden of Beasts. Larson will speak about his work, answer your questions, and sign copies of his books. The event is free.

The event takes place at the Victory Theatre in Evansville on Tuesday, October 28, at 7:30 pm. Doors open at 7:00 pm.

Larson is the New York Times bestselling author of In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler’s Berlin; and Devil in the White City, amongst others.

One Book One Community is a grassroots reading program founded by the Evansville Vanderburgh Public Library to develop a community built around the shared experience of people reading and talking about the same book.  

* Writing Center Boot Camp for International Students

How do you know when to use “a,” “an,” or “the”? What about run-on sentences? Do prepositions make you crazy? Are your sentences choppy? Join us on Wednesday, October 29 at 5 p.m. in the Writing Center where we will present some strategies for helping you create effective academic papers in English. 

* Silence is Scary!

NO MORE! No more excuses, no more bystanders, no more violence, no more silence. On Wednesday, October 29 between 11 am and 2 pm we invite all of UE to say NO MORE to sexual misconduct. Stop by our tables in Ridgway University Center by the Info Desk and create your own NO MORE statement, get your photo taken with your statement, and have it posted on Facebook. Stop by, learn more and join the movement to say NO MORE!

For more information please contact Cara Wood at

* Annual Chili Bowl Sale - November 6

The annual UE Clay Club Chili Bowl Sale is set for Thursday, November 6, on the lawn between Sampson Hall and Hyde Hall. The event will begin at 11 a.m. and end at 1 p.m. Buy a bowl of homemade chili and keep the hand-crafted ceramic bowl!

Chili Bowls

* Trick or Eat

Sign-up for this year's Inter-Greek Council's Trick or Eat in Ridgway University Center lobby on Tuesday, October 28 during the lunch and dinner hours.

Anyone is eligible to sign up. You can sign up by organization or just a group of friends! Trick or Eat will be held on October 31. On that day from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., teams will be going out into the community to collect canned foods to benefit Ozanam Family Shelter. The two hours of can collection will count for service hours.

Then, from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., teams will be returning to Ridgway University Center where there will be activities ranging from costume contests to decorating cookies and pumpkins. Hot apple cider and hot chocolate will be provided from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Come out and support a great cause and don't forget to sign up in Ridgway University Center! 


Info You Should Know

* UE Libraries Wheeler Fund Awarded.

This year the Wheeler Award funds proposals received from Dr. Jennie Ebeling, Archaeology and Art History Department, and Professor Bianca Leggett, British Studies, Harlaxton College.

Dr. Ebeling proposed purchasing titles to enhance the Libraries’ collection of books on the site of Jezreel, Israel and comparable sites in the Jezreel Valley. The University of Evansville is one of the sponsoring institutions for the Jezreel Expedition in Israel with Dr. Ebeling serving as co-director for the project. The requested resources will assist in research necessary for the production of reports, journal articles, and presentations documenting the history of settlement at Jezreel from the Neolithic to the modern period.

Professor Bianca Leggett requested funds to update and enhance the Harlaxton Library collection of books focusing on the contemporary fiction of Britain’s black and minority ethnic population for a special topics course at Harlaxton College scheduled for next Fall. 

* 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 

* 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 

* 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.

* UE Holiday Schedule

The University will close for the holidays beginning Tuesday, December 23, and reopen on Friday, January 2. Employees wishing to extend their personal holidays by adding Monday, December 22, 2014, or Friday, January 2, 2015, should submit a request for vacation for approval by their immediate supervisors. The University will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday beginning noon Wednesday, November 26, and reopen on Monday, December 1.



* Douglas Reed Performs Albright Birthday Concert

Douglas Reed, professor emeritus of music, performed In Memorium William Albright (1944-1998) on the C.B. Fisk organ at First Presbyterian Church, Evansville, on October 19. Marking what would have been the Indiana-born composer’s 70th birthday, the concert show-cased Albright’s wide range of musical styles from various popular dance forms (Tango fantastico, Shimmy, Sweet Sixteenths: A Concert Rag for Organ) to more abstract expressions (Three Nocturnes), inspired by the paintings of James McNeil Whistler. Ross Erickson (UE percussion instructor), Rachel Luttrull, and Robert Nicholls (First Presbyterian Church director of music), assisted. 



* Getting to know Your Aces: Women's Basketball Sophomore Guard Aaliyah Gaines

Player Name: Aaliyah Gaines

Position: Guard

Academic Year: Sophomore

Hometown: Fort Wayne, Ind.

Favorite color: Red

Favorite meal: My favorite meal has to be Lee’s Chicken .

Favorite class: My favorite class is accounting. It is something that will be a part of my job in the future and I love recording transactions and using the data to make different statements or balance sheets.

Most inspirational person in your life: The most inspirational person in my life is my mom. I never see her get down and she doesn’t let me get down. When times get rough, she’s always there to make it better. She has never let me down. She is the reason why I keep going every day. Without her I wouldn’t be where I am.

Favorite basketball figure: LeBron James. I love his game. He can play almost any position and has a very high basketball IQ. He has the body of a post player but sees the court like a point guard.

Major: Business Management & Administration

Reason you chose UE: I chose UE because I love the atmosphere. We have a great coaching staff and my team mates are amazing. I am also a business major and we have an excellence school of business here.

Most memorable UE moment: It would have to be when our girls’ volleyball team played Tennessee. The gym was packed and I had a great time cheering them on.

Most important goal as a student athlete: My most important goal as a student athlete is to be the best I can on and off the court and also in the classroom.

What does being a Purple Ace mean to you: It means a lot. I get the chance to not only represent our school but be a role model to those in the Evansville community.

* Volleyball Loses to Indiana State, 3-0

Ashley Ring posted a team-high 13 kills, but Indiana State hit .337 as a team to take a 3-0 win over the Purple Aces volleyball team on Saturday evening at the Carson Center.

Ring led the way with 13 kills for Evansville (7-16, 3-8 MVC) while Genesis Miranda checked in with 10. Lorena Marquez had a team-high 22 assists while Ring led the way with 9 digs.

Bree Spangler led the Sycamores (15-8, 7-4 MVC) with 14 kills while Cassandra Willis had 11 and Sarah Peterson notched 10.

Neither team was able to pull away early in the opening set. Indiana State went up by a 6-4 margin before the Aces scored two in a row to tie it back up. Evansville opened up a 13-11 lead before going up three at 16-13 on a Cathy Schreiber kill. That is when Indiana State turned the tables. They reeled off the next five points as Taylor Reckards notched an ace.

With the Sycamores up 18-16, Ring ended the rally with another kill as UE fought back to tie it up at 18-18. The rally for the Sycamores kept going. With the score knotted up at 20-20, ISU posted the last five as Bree Spangler served them to a 25-20 win.

The opening three points were tied up in game two before Indiana State made their run. Cassandra Willis notched two kills in a run that saw ISU score four in a row to take a 7-3 lead. Schreiber had a strong kill to end the run as UE fought back to tie it up at 9-9.

Indiana State regained control with a run that saw them go up 17-13 as they forced a pair of UE errors. The lead grew to as many as five at 19-14 before UE made their way back. Schreiber, Ring and Meaghan Holmes posted kills as the Aces rallied to get within one at 22-21. The Sycamores were able to regroup as a Kynedi Nalls kill put ISU up 2-0 with a 25-21 win.

Evansville regrouped after the break and came out scoring the first two points as Ring and Stephanie Cerino posted kills. Down 4-2, Indiana State made their first run of the frame, scoring four in a row to take a 6-4 lead. At that point, the service aces started piling up for UE as Cerino notched two and Ring posted one as the Aces rallied back to take a 9-7 advantage.

The advantage for the Purple Aces grew to four at 16-10 as Cerino posted her fifth kill of the night before Ring had a solo block. As quick as the Aces took the advantage, the Sycamores fought back. Three in a row saw them get within one before they rallied to cut the gap to 18-17.

Not only did Spengler help the Sycamores cut the gap, but two kills helped them retake a 21-20 advantage as they overcame the mid-game deficit. Their run continued as they posted eight of the last nine points to clinch the match with a 25-21 win.

Next weekend, the Aces are back on the road, traveling to Loyola and Bradley. UE faces the Ramblers on Friday before heading to Peoria to take on the Braves the next night. Both matches begin at 7 p.m.


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