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Thursday, October 30, 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

* GAP Info Sessions and Free Pizza!

Students of all majors are invited to attend an information session to learn more about the GAP Program and to hear about the experience from prior GAP students. Sessions will be held:

Friday, October 31, 12:00 – 1:00 p.m., Room 173 in Schroeder School of Business Building

There will be free pizza and drinks available. Come find out how you can put your unique skills and talents to work in the real world. For more information, contact the Institute for Global Enterprise at 488-2455. 

* 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.

* 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. 

* 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 ( 


Upcoming Events

* Rehearsal and Work Sunday for International Bazaar

On November 2 at 2:00 p.m., performers for the upcoming International Bazaar will get chance to rehearse for the big event in Eykamp Hall, Ridgway University Center. Also, those who have volunteered to help decorate for the Bazaar and anyone else who would like to help, can come by between 2:00-5:00 p.m. and make stars.


* 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. 

* 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. 

* "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.


* Andiron Lecture Set for November 5

Jennifer Drake will be the speaker at the Andiron Lecture on Wednesday, November 5. The lecture will begin at 4:00 p.m. in Room 252, Eykamp Hall, Ridgway University Center. A social gathering with beverages begins at 3:45 p.m.

Drake's topic will be "Why the Smart Money is Investing in Early Childhood Education."

Since 2009, Drake has served as the president and CEO of 4C of Southern Indiana. She holds two degrees from the University of Evansville – a Master of Science in public service administration and a Bachelor of Liberal Studies. Drake also holds a certificate in fund raising management from the Fund Raising School, Indiana University Lilly
Family School of Philanthropy.

She currently serves on three state-level committees: the Indiana Professional Development Network Quality Assurance Committee, Indiana’s Paths to QUALITY™ Coordination and Oversight Committee, and the governor’s Early Learning Advisory Committee Family Engagement Workgroup. Locally, she also holds an informal seat at the Southwest Indiana Business Leaders Roundtable on Early Childhood and serves as a member of one of 17 teams chosen nationally by Ready Nation to participate in an Early Childhood Social Impact Performance Advisor project.

This presentation explores a trend among prominent investors to invest in early childhood education. Notable investments are discussed and linked to the scientific and economic cases that motivated them. The scientific case for increasing the capacity of adults to provide high quality early learning experiences is established by developmental science and by advancements in neuroscience. The economic case is made by exploring returns on investments so robust that they are almost certainly self-financing in the long term. This presentation serves to inform the future of public and private investments by increasing understanding of the benefits associated with high quality early learning.

For further information, call the series coordinator Annette Parks at 812-488-1070 or the William L. Ridgway College of Arts and Sciences at 812-488-2589. 


Info You Should Know

* Keep Up on Bookstore Promotions and Events

Did you know you can keep up on UE Bookstore promotions and upcoming events by visiting the UE Bookstore's Facebook page? Like the Bookstore on Facebook and you'll receive information about new products and special promotions relevant to you including special events. The holiday season is coming soon so sign up today! 

* 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.

* 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. 

* 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.



* Mary Lombardo-Graves Completes Requirements for EdD in Curriculum and Instruction

Mary Lombardo-Graves, assistant professor of special education, has successfully defended her dissertation, "The Effect of Mentoring Intervention on the Teaching Self-Efficacy of Pre-service Special Education Teacher Candidates”. She has completed the requirements for her Doctor of Education degree in Curriculum and Instruction specializing in Curriculum Leadership at Northern Illinois University. Congratulations Dr. Lombardo-Graves! 

* 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.  



* Getting To Know Your Aces: WBB player Sara Dickey

Player Name: Sara Dickey

Position: Guard

Academic Year: Sophomore

Hometown: Montezuma, Ind.

Favorite color
: Purple

Favorite meal: Chicken Alfredo

Favorite class: AT 280

Most inspirational person in your life: My mom and dad because they are pretty cool people.

Favorite basketball figure: Paul George

Major: Exercise Science

Reason you chose UE: It was the right fit for me. I felt like I was given a really good opportunity to come here and I went with it.

Most memorable UE moment: 8 game win streak at the end of conference last season.

Most important goal as a student athlete: To excel in both basketball and school.

What does being a Purple Ace mean to you: It means I give 100% every day in everything that I do.

* Faculty/Staff Basketball Tickets

Don't forget, faculty and staff receive two tickets for every UE home men's basketball game. To get your tickets, please stop by the Carson Center Ticket Office between 8:30 and 5 on Monday-Friday. Remember to bring your UE ID. 

* 2,653 Fans Support UE Men's Soccer vs. Indiana on Wednesday Night

A season-high 2,653 fans were on hand as the University of Evansville men’s soccer team (5-9-1) lost 2-0 to #2 Indiana on Wednesday night.

Senior goalkeeper Eric Teppen notched six saves on the night.

IU struck early in the 7th minute when Patrick Doody curved a corner kick into the 18 yard box for a Grant Lillard header. The goal was the fourth this season for Lillard and moved the Hoosiers ahead of the Aces 1-0.

Evansville had an opportunity to tie the match nine minutes later but a header from sophomore forward Jared Robinson sailed high over the crossbar.

Indiana maintained the 1-0 edge until the final moments of the opening half when the Hoosiers struck again. In the 42nd minute, Matt Foldesy passed the ball to Femi Hollinger-Janzen on the left side of the six yard box for the shot and score. The fifth goal of the year by Hollinger-Janzen pushed the Aces behind 2-0.

The Hoosiers maintained the two goal advantage into halftime and continued to outshoot the Aces 13-3 in the second half. However, neither team scored a goal in the second half.

UE ended the evening with the final three shots. Senior forward Charlie Macias hit a two-bouncing shot with two and a half minutes left, and had another blast from the top of the 18 yard box with two minutes remaining.

Evansville is back in conference on Saturday, November 1 when they host Loyola on Senior Day. The Aces will be looking for their fourth consecutive match in the Missouri Valley Conference. The match will be held at Arad McCutchan Stadium and begin at 7:00 p.m. The Aces will also honor 10 seniors during pre-match ceremonies. Be sure to arrive early to support the UE seniors.

* Women's Soccer Team Looks to Clinch #2 Seed at Loyola on Thursday

The University of Evansville women’s soccer team (10-4-3, 3-1-1) will look to secure the #2 seed in the Missouri Valley Conference Tournament when they complete the regular season at Loyola on Thursday night. The match will be held at Loyola Soccer Park beginning at 7:00 p.m.

With a victory or tie, Evansville would clinch the #2 seed a bye in the opening round of the MVC Tournament.

The Purple Aces won 3-0 at home against Northern Iowa on Saturday, October 25. The shutout, the 12th of the season for UE, tied a program record set in 2000.

Sophomore midfielder Bronwyn Boswell pushed UE ahead 1-0 on a penalty kick in the 35th minute. Just 89 seconds later, Evansville added to their lead when freshman forward Montana Portenier scored on a cross from sophomore defender Emily Richardson for the 2-0 halftime edge. The Purple Aces tacked on another goal in the 59th minute on a goal from freshman forward Nicki Baham for the 3-0 victory. Junior goalkeeper Simone Busby and sophomore goalkeeper Whitney Biggs combined for the shutout in the victory.

Bowell leads the Purple Aces with eight goals, 16 points, 39 shots, 18 shots on goal and six game winning goals. Baham has the next highest goal total on the team with four, followed by junior defender Holyn Marshall and freshman defender Olivia Shafer, who each have three goals scored.

Busby has eight solo shutouts this year and 12 overall this fall. She holds a 0.55 goals against average, has a saves percentage of .871, and is now 10-4-3 this season.

Evansville is averaging 1.47 goals per game and 15.1 shots per match. The Purple Aces have also taken 84 corner kicks compared to just 47 by their opponents.

Loyola (4-12-1, 1-3-1) was projected to finish third in the MVC preseason poll and is currently tied for fifth place in league play.

The Ramblers have lost three consecutive matches, all in overtime, and have not won a game since September 26. Loyola was defeated 2-1 in their last match at Missouri State on October 25. A Molly Huber goal in the 96th minute was the game-winner for Missouri State last weekend.

Valerie Gonyo and Ava Senn-Raemont both have a team-high four goals this season for Loyola. Jessica Bean, Shelby Koch, Monika Lee and Hailey Merrill each have a team-best two assists this year.

Monica Gonyo has played the majority of minutes in net this season for the Ramblers, going 4-12-1 with 74 saves, a 1.67 goals against average and a .718 saves percentage.

Loyola is averaging 9.4 shots and 1.12 goals per match. The Ramblers have totaled 62 corner kicks this season.

Loyola is 3-0-1 in the all-time series against Evansville. The Purple Aces tied the Ramblers 3-3 in the only match-up between the two teams at Loyola (1994).

* 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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