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Wednesday, October 29, 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

* Everyone Invited to Celebrate Day of the Dead with Spanish Club

The Spanish Club invites everyone at UE to celebrate the Day of the Dead. Drop by the table near Jazzman's and Rademacher lounge in Ridgway University Center this Friday to decorate a sugar skull and help create an altar to honor an ancestor!  Come learn about this special tradition. Sugar skulls, flowers, and special Day of the Dead bread are available for sale.  All supplies are provided to decorate the sugar skulls. These activities will take place from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm and from 4:00 to 7:00 pm on Friday Oct. 31.  Hope to see you there! ¡A festejar El día de los muertos!

* Final Performances of "Vinegar Tom" in The May Studio Theatre

The University of Evansville Theatre's production of Vinegar Tom, by Caryl Churchill, finishes its run at 7:30 p.m.,Oct. 29 and 30, in the May Studio Theatre.

Bobby Shipman's review, in the Evansville Courier & Press, stated, "Vinegar Tom potently portrays the misogynistic hysteria during the witch trials of 16th and 17th century England.

Peppered with feminist motifs such as domestic violence and abortion, the play jars viewers with contemporary musical performances that lightheartedly address socially relevant issues surrounding women’s rights.

The all-student production, led by director Aaron Johnson, proved powerfully effective in guiding viewers through a polarizing plot centered on female characters who become outcast for failing to fall in line with the traditional lifestyles of the time."

Tickets are $11 adult, $9 senior adult/UE faculty & staff, and FREE for UE students on the day of the show they wish to attend. Call 812.488.2031 for tickets. 

* Employee Wellness Nurse on Campus

The employee wellness nurse will be in the Fitness Center lobby on Wednesday, Oct. 29, from 1 - 3 p.m. 

* 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! 

* 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


Upcoming Events

* SAMS Career colloquium Featuring Biology and Math Alumni

On Thursday, Oct 30 at 6 pm, two alumni will give a talk titled "Careers in biotechnology" in Room 102, Koch Center. Bruce Baldwin (Biology '95) is currently senior associate biologist at Eli Lilly, while Kip Zircher (Mathematics '96) is chief financial officer at Algaeon, an Indiana-based biotech company. This informal event will also include time for a question-answer session.

The SAMS career colloquium series is designed to highlight the variety of available job opportunities for anyone interested in a science or math career. All are welcome.

This series is sponsored by the NSF-supported SAMS program, the Center for Career Development, and the Office of Alumni and Parent Relations.

* Senior Showcase Art Exhibit

The senior showcase art exhibition titled "Places to Go, People to See," will open November 3 and close November 14 in Krannert Gallery. There will a reception from 1 to 2 pm on Monday, November 3 with refreshments. The exhibit will feature portraits and places. Those students displaying their work in the exhibit include: Haley Albers), Miranda Amey, Travis Hasenour, Kristen Levy, Michael Mann, and Kate Sarber. 

* Two Exciting Sodexo Dining Events in November

Sodexo is hosting two exciting dining events in November!

The first is "The Stone Steakhouse," planned for November 10 from 4:30-7:00 p.m. in the UE Dining area.

Open to students, staff and public, this will be a steakhouse experience without leaving campus. It will also be Hibachi Style. The Stone Steakhouse station will be located at Fusion inside of UE Dining.'

The pricing is as follows:  

Students:  For a meal swipe plus $5.00 Flex, they can enjoy the entire food court including Stone Steakhouse 

Staff and Public: $14.99 + tax to enjoy Stone Steakhouse.

These prices includes 1 Entrée, 2 Sides and a dessert

Entrée choices will be: sirloin steak, tuna steak or jumbo shrimp.

Sides: Lo Mein noodles, roasted garlic cheddar smashed potatoes, broccoli, steakhouse spinach, roasted peppers, onions and mushrooms, or steak fries.

This meal will be very filling and the same quality of that of a steakhouse experience!

The second event will be Sliced”- A Celebrity Cook Off," on November 17 from 11:00 am-1:00 pm in UE Dining

"Sliced” will be a celebrity cooking challenge where the “celebrity chefs” have to create gourmet pasta dishes with the secret ingredients provided for them. This will be similar to the Food Network show “Chopped”.  There will also be a panel of “celebrity” student judges.

All current meal plan/staff meal plan holders can enjoy the show with their lunch. All others must purchase a meal to watch the event)

Email, if you have any questions about these events.

* Business Speed Networking

Attention all business-related majors, RSVP in JobLink by Monday, November 3, to attend Business Speed Networking. The event will be held Tuesday, November 4, from 6:00 – 8:30 p.m. in Eykamp Hall, Ridgway University Center. Get face-to-face with employers interested in you! Space is limited, so RSVP today under JobLink’s Events tab (Workshops). 

* Engineering Speed Networking

Attention all engineering students, RSVP in JobLink by November 3 to attend the fourth-annual Engineering Speed Networking Event. The event will be held Wednesday, November 5, from 6:00 – 8:30 p.m. in Eykamp Hall, Ridgway University Center. Get face-to-face with employers interested in you! Space is limited, so RSVP today under JobLink’s Events tab (Workshops). 

* Write-In at the Library

November is National Novel Writing Month. Everyone is welcome at the write-in on November 1 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. in Room 203 (J Henry Schroeder Boardroom) in the Library. Come join your fellow writers and write your story! Contact Danielle (dw56) or go to for more information. 

* Spanish Film Club Celebrates Halloween

The Spanish Film Club will show three horror movies at the Koch Center 101 on Thursday, October 30 starting at 3:00 pm. Join us and have a terrifying experience. For more information, contact Francis Prexl-Orti ( or Lorena Andueza ( 

* 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

* "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.


* 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 or 812-488-2043.


Info You Should Know

* Sexual Misconduct Training & Policies for Employees

As many employees have already heard, the Campus Sexual Violence Elimination Act (Campus SaVE Act), which became effective in March 2014, creates new compliance obligations for higher education institutions. The SaVE Act made several key changes to the Clery Act, adding domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking to the crimes that institutions must report. In addition, the new law requires institutions to implement and explain internal policies and procedures in cases of sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence, and stalking, and to educate students and employees about prevention and response. 

In keeping with the University's commitment to promote an environment of mutual respect among all members of the campus community and to ensure compliance with the Campus SaVE Act, Clery Act, and Title IX, all employees are requested to complete Speak Up: Understanding & Preventing Sexual Violence, a 45 minute on-line training module, that will explain our responsibilities as employees and as an institution related to sexual misconduct.  The training module can be viewed here:

Participation by all faculty, staff, and administrators will ensure the University of Evansville is doing its part to provide a safe campus environment.

To further ensure the University is compliant with the Campus SaVE Act, and to reiterate the University's commitment to prohibiting all forms of discrimination and harassment, the Policy on Harassment for employees and Policy Prohibiting Sexual Misconduct for students have been updated.  All employees are encouraged to review these policies at:
1.  Employee Policy: 
2.  Student Policy:

Please note the student policy includes requirements for employees to report incidents of sexual misconduct involving students to the campus Title IX Coordinator or other appropriate school designee.  Please contact the Office of Human Resources at ext. 2943 if you have any questions.

* 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. 

* 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 

* 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

* Final Days to Donate - Help Homeless and Low Income Veterans in Tri-state

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 University Center 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 or call extension 2181.



* Maass and Tsintsadze-Maass Publish Article in Top Journal on Terrorism

Richard W. Maass, assistant professor of political science, and his wife Eteri Tsintsadze-Maass, graduate student in political science at the University of Kentucky, co-authored an article, "Groupthink and Terrorist Radicalization," which appeared in the most recent issue of Terrorism and Political Violence, the top journal on terrorism studies. Their article investigates why some groups use terrorism despite it being counterproductive to both their political and organizational goals. They explain such cases of irrational radicalization using groupthink, and examine the role of groupthink in the radicalization of the Weather Underground, a U.S. terrorist group active during the early 1970s. 

* Religion Professor Publishes Article in Leading Journal

An article by religion professor James Ware was recently published in New Testament Studies, the world’s leading journal for scholarly study of the New Testament, entitled “The Resurrection of Jesus in the Pre-Pauline Formula of 1 Corinthians 15.3-5.”  Ware’s article is the fullest recent study of this formula, an astoundingly early confession of Jesus’ crucifixion and resurrection believed by scholars to be already in use among the first Christians less than two years after these events.  



* Aces host #1 Indiana in Men's Soccer on Wednesday

The University of Evansville men’s soccer team (5-8-1) hosts the 1st ranked Indiana Hoosiers tonight. The match will be held at Arad McCutchan Stadium and begin at 7:00 p.m.

UE is looking to “Keep The Red” out on Wednesday and all fans are encouraged wear purple. Any fan who brings an IU clothing item can donate it to charity and receive a free Purple Aces t-shirt.

The first 500 fans on Wednesday will also receive free chips and salsa courtesy of Qdoba.

Evansville was victorious 4-1 in their last match, a road win at Drake on Saturday night. The victory was the first win for UE at Drake since 2001. The four goals scored by UE is the second most this season, trailing only a five goal outing vs. Belmont on September 5. Junior midfielder Mark Anthony Gonzalez, senior forward Charlie Macias, sophomore forward Jared Robinson and senior forward Dylan Terry all scored in the Aces win. Senior goalkeeper Eric Teppen made three saves in the victory. Evansville has now won three straight MVC matches.

Macias leads UE with six goals this season. He also has two assists, and a team-high 14 points. Gonzalez has five goals this year, second most on the team. Junior midfielder Faik Hajderovic, senior forward Nick Schroeder and Terry all have two goals each this year. Hajderovic leads all Purple Aces with 39 shots this season.

Teppen has recorded 66 saves for UE this year and has a .733 saves percentage. He has played in all 14 of the Aces matches this year and holds a 1.72 goals against average.

As a team, Evansville is averaging 11.8 shots and 1.57 goals per match. The Purple Aces have also taken 52 corner kicks this season.

Indiana (10-2-3) was the NCAA National Champion back in 2012 and has won five of their last seven matches, including a 3-1 victory at Michigan on Sunday.

Femi Hollinger-Janzen and Tanner Thompson have a team-best four goals this season. Patrick Doody, Grant Lillard and Jamie Vollmer all have notched three goals each this year. Vollmer also has a team-high five assists.

Colin Webb has played every minute in goal this season for IU, posting six shutouts, holding a 0.71 goals against average and a .807 save percentage.

IU is averaging 14.7 shots and 1.60 goals per match. The Hoosiers have accumulated 57 corner kicks this season.

Indiana is 26-4-3 all-time against Evansville. The Aces look for their first win over the Hoosiers since 1990.

* MVC Releases Preseason Poll and All-Conference Team

For the third time in the last four seasons, the University of Evansville men’s basketball team has been picked in the top five in the Missouri Valley Conference Preseason Poll as it was released today by the league along with the Preseason All-Conference and Honorable Mention Teams.

Evansville was picked to finish in fourth place in the poll behind Wichita State, UNI and Missouri State. It matches the second-highest preseason pick for the Purple Aces. In each of its first three seasons in the conference (94-95, 95-96 and 96-97), UE was picked in the spot. The Aces’ highest preseason rank was second in the 2000-01 campaign.

UE brings back all five starters from last year’s 14-19 squad. The Purple Aces will be led by first team all-conference selection D.J. Balentine along with 6-10 junior Egidijus Mockevicius. Ball movement is the name of the game for the Aces, as Evansville led the conference with 14.7 assists per game last season. This unselfish play should carry over into 2014-15 as the starting core continues to develop chemistry.

Balentine, the league’s leading scorer and ranked eighth in the nation, was named to the Preseason All-Conference Team. Mockevicius was named an honorable mention. He finished his sophomore campaign as the leading shooter and rebounder in the league.

Preseason Poll
1. Wichita State (45) 459
2. UNI 411
3. Missouri State 338
4. Evansville 300
5. Illinois State (1) 287
6. Indiana State 219
7. Southern Illinois 191
8. Bradley 140
9. Drake 92
10. Loyola 91

2014-15 MVC Preseason Team
Ron Baker, Wichita State Jr. G 6-3 Scott City (Kan.) High
D.J. Balentine, Evansville Jr. G 6-2 Kokomo (Ind.) High
Tekele Cotton, Wichita State Sr. G 6-2 Marietta (Ga.) Whitefield Acad.
Seth Tuttle, UNI Sr. F 6-8 Sheffield (Iowa) West Fork
Fred VanVleet, Wichita State Jr. G 5-11 Rockford (Ill.) Auburn High
Honorable Mention Selections:
Anthony Beane, Southern Illinois Jr. G 6-2 Normal (Ill.) High
Milton Doyle, Loyola So. G 6-4 Chicago (Ill.) Marshall High
Marcus Marshall, Missouri State Jr. G 6-3 St. Paul (Minn.) Johnson High
Egidijus Mockevicius, Evansville Jr. C 6-10 Kursenai (Lithuania)

* Women's Basketball Team to Hold Open Tryout

The women’s basketball team will hold a walk-on tryout on Friday October 31 in the Fifth Third Bank Practice Facility from 3-4 p.m. Individuals wanting to tryout must turn in their class schedule and proof of a physical within the last 12 months by 5 p.m. on Thursday October 30 to the women’s basketball office.

Each participant will need to bring their own shoes and be dressed to play. You do not need to bring your own basketball. The tryout will consist of individual and small group offensive and defensive breakdowns.

For any questions or if there is a conflict in schedule please contact:
Director of Basketball Operations: Doug Rogers (812-746-1027)
Assistant Coach: Anya Covington (812-488-1147)


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