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Friday, October 31, 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. 

* 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!


Upcoming Events

* Catholic Mass for All Souls' Day this Sunday

In this year's Catholic liturgical calendar, the Commemoration of All the Faithful Departed (All Souls' Day, or Day of the Dead) falls on a Sunday. Join us for this liturgical celebration at 1:00 pm on Sunday in Neu Chapel. The celebrant will be Fr. Alex Zenthoefer, pastor of Annunciation Parish. 

* All Saints Sunday in Neu Chapel - Tailgate Party to Follow!

We Are One In the Spirit: We Are One In the LordYou're invited! University Worship this Sunday, November 2, 10:30 a.m. in Neu Chapel! This week we celebrate All Saints Sunday, a day set aside to honor those who hallowed this earth by their presence and by the way they walked in the light of God. Let us always remember the giants of faith on whose shoulders we stand. Donuts and coffee bar before and after the service!

The women's circle from Newburgh United Methodist Church will be hosting our Tailgate Party with homemade comfort food immediately following worship! Free food!! Bring a friend!

* 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. 

* 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.

* 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. 

* 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.


* 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.

* 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 

* 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. 



* 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. 



* Men's Soccer Team Will Honor Seniors, Host Loyola on Saturday Night

The University of Evansville men’s soccer team (5-9-1, 3-1-0) will hold their annual Senior Day ceremony when they host the Loyola Ramblers on Saturday, November 1. The match will be held at Arad McCutchan Stadium and begin at 7:00 p.m.

Seniors Felipe Cortez, Joel Craig, Patrick Hodges, Charlie Macias, Luis Romero, Nick Schroeder, Kevin Schafer, Dylan Terry and Eric Teppen will all be honored in pregame ceremonies.

UE lost 2-0 in their last match against #2 Indiana on Wednesday evening. There was a season-high 2,653 fans in attendance at Arad McCutchan Stadium. Teppen led Evansville defensively with six saves on the night.

On the stat sheet, Macias has a team-high six goals. Junior midfielder Mark Anthony Gonzalez has totaled five goals this season. Junior midfielder Faik Hajderovic has taken the most shots on the team with 39. Hajderovic and Terry each have a team-high four assists this season. Teppen has played most of the minutes in net for UE this year. He has grabbed 72 saves, has a .735 saves percentage and a 1.74 goals against average.

As a team, Evansville is averaging 11.3 shots and 1.47 goals per match. The Purple Aces have also taken 56 corner kicks this season.

Loyola (6-4-5, 1-1-2) was projected to finish sixth in the Missouri Valley Conference preseason poll but is currently fourth in the standings.

The Ramblers won their last match 1-0 at home over #20 Northwestern. Brian Bement scored in the 98th minute to defeat the Wildcats in overtime. Goalkeeper Tim Dobrowolski had two saves in the victory.

Elliot Collier has a team-high three goals this season for Loyola. Bement and Howe each have two goals totaled for the Ramblers this year. Bement also leads Loyola in assists with three. Dobrowolski has been the main keeper for the Ramblers this season. He has 44 saves, a .815 saves percentage and a 0.66 goals against average.

Loyola averages 10.7 shots and 0.93 goals per match. They have taken 79 corner kicks this season compared to just 52 for their opponents.

Evansville is an undefeated 15-0 against Loyola, including a 5-0 mark at home.

* Evansville Cross Country to Run at MVC Championships

Times have improved throughout the year and the University of Evansville cross country teams hope for that trend to continue as the squads make the trip to Carbondale, Ill. for the Missouri Valley Conference Championships.

The SIU Cross Country Course will be the host for the event. Starting the action will be the women’s 5K race at 10:30 a.m. while the men run their 8K event at 11:30 a.m.

Bradley is the pre-race pick to win both championships. In the pre-championship poll, the Braves received the majority of the votes for both championships. On the men’s side, Indiana State and Southern Illinois were tied for second with Illinois State chosen fourth.

SIU was picked to place second in the women’s race with Illinois State, Wichita State and Loyola rounding out the top five. Evansville was picked ninth in both races.

Led by a victory from the women, both squads had a strong meet last time out at the UE Invitational. With 29 points, the Purple Aces women took top honors over Austin Peay, who tallied 53. Lindenwood finished with 74. Leading the way was Kirsten Perrey, who smashed her previous top time at UE. Her 18:36.5 was good for third place out of 58 runners and topped her previous top time of 19:01.3 from last season.

Also recording a top five was Laurel Wolfe. She finished with a 19:00.6. Elizabeth Kingshott ran her top time of the season and best since 2012. The junior came in sixth place with an 18:13.4. Finishing in ninth place was Loren Oboikovitz, who continued to improve as a senior. She posted a PR with a 19:41.6, beating her old mark by less than a second.

Next up was Alyssa Moran. The senior finished in 13th with her time of 20:02.8. Clinching a spot in the top 20 was Anna Loef, who was yet another UE runner to set a PR. The sophomore ran a 20:24.5 on Saturday, topping her previous best of 20:58.91.

Plagued by injury, the men's team was led once again by senior Josh Genet. He came in sixth place with a 26:20.0. It was his top time of the season. Sophomore Ben Woolems brought home a 15th place finish. He ran a 27:15.9, which was three seconds better than his PR. Ross Frondorf finished in 28th place with a 28:05.4. He has run excellent in his last two races.

Jon Ashby finished in 41st out of the 53 participants with a 29;35.5 while Ben Johnson (30:35.8) and Isaiah Frey (31:01.6) rounded out the squad for UE. Johnson's time was a PR.

* 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. 


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