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Wednesday, November 5, 2014

What's Happening Today

* I-House: Zimbabwe

This week's presentation will be about Zimbabwe! Rebecca is one of the presenters and she is an archaeological major. She loves reading, shooting, traveling, hiking and playing Xbox. She loves the awesome people here at UE. The next presenter is Kudzi. He is a computer science major. He loves traveling, composing music and sports. He loves UE for its amazing opportunities and the awesome people we have here! Now you know a little about them, come see the presentation on Wednesday at 7 pm upstairs in Ridgway University Center! See you all there! 

* Write-In at the Library

November is National Novel Writing Month. Everyone is welcome at the write-in Wednesday nights in November (November 5, 12 and 19), from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. in Room 203, the Boardroom, in the Library.  Come join your fellow writers and write your story!  Contact Danielle (dw56) or go to for more information.

* Writing Center Boot Camp: Academic Honesty

Writing Center Boot Camp: Academic Honesty is set for Wednesday, November 5 at 5 p.m.

“But Professor, this author writes so much better than me!” In this important workshop, you will learn how to use quotations, paraphrasing and summarizing to support your research while at the same time giving credit to the intellectual property of your sources. Avoiding the "P" word is the main focus of this presentation. We hope to see you there! 


Upcoming Events

* Physical Therapy Club Meeting Planned for Thursday

The November meeting of the Physical Therapy Club will take place on Thursday, November 6 at 12 pm in Graves Hall Room 104. Members are invited to bring non-perishable food items which will be donated to Tri-State Food Bank. Donations of two items or more will count as a club event. At the meeting, nominations will be taken for next semester's club officers. 

* UE Veterans Day Events

The University of Evansville Office of Diversity Initiatives and the Office of Veterans Affairs are proud to welcome Brigadier General Ondra Berry for a day of special presentations on Tuesday, November 11.

Berry is originally from Evansville, Indiana, and is a 1986 graduate of UE.  He serves as brigadier general and assistant adjutant general for the Nevada Air National Guard. He is co-founder of Guardian Quest, a company committed to unleashing the untapped potential of individuals and organizations through world-class training solutions. Known as a change agent in personal and organizational transformation, Berry’s vast leadership and training experience spans public and private sectors. His skills were refined in a celebrated 25-year career in the Reno Police Department, where he retired as the assistant chief of police overseeing the administrative division.  For his civilian occupation, Berry serves as vice president of diversity and inclusion, corporate diversity and community engagement for MGM Resorts International.

He has committed his life to inspire those within his sphere of influence to realize and actualize their hidden potential. Berry has been a champion of leadership, diversity, organizational change, and individual personal growth for over 25 years. He is committed to challenging the status quo in human potential and utilized his two decades of experience and studies in the topic of personal leadership and greatness to ignite a movement of unleashing the potential within, one person at a time, worldwide. His goal is to get each person to understand their “Ayoba” the awesomeness and potential that we all have within.   Through his innovative training and keynote addresses, Berry has spoken to many diverse audiences, and is on a quest to leave this world better than he found it!

Veterans Day Service
11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Wheeler Concert Hall, Krannert Hall of Fine Arts, University of Evansville

The campus community, alumni, and friends are invited to celebrate Veterans Day on campus for our annual Veterans Day Service. Berry will serve as our key note speaker. A light luncheon reception will immediately follow in the lobby of Krannert Hall of Fine Arts.

An Honest Discussion About Inclusion
3:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Room 272, Schroeder School of Business Building

University faculty, staff, and administration are invited to a discussion led by Berry and LaNeeca Williams, UE’s diversity and equity officer.

What is inclusion?  It is about ALL of us. Inclusion is about living full lives-about learning to work together. Inclusion makes the world our classroom for a fife.  Inclusion treasures diversity and builds community.  Inclusion is about our ‘abilities’ - our gifts and how to share them.  Inclusion is NOT just one issue. Your University experience allows you many opportunities to develop your “inclusion consciousness” that will better prepare you for work, life, and social skill sets that allow you to be your best self. This workshop will talk about the mind-set, heart-set, skill-set and tool-sets that can add value to your student and personal life for the future. Different tactics, techniques, and tools, will be discussed so that all feel included and valued at the University. 

What Are You Doing With What You Know
7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Vectren Lecture Hall, Room 100, Koch Center for Engineering and Science

The campus and Evansville community are invited for this special presentation. Berry will be speaking from his experiences and understanding of a leader’s role in life: what are we truly capable of?  He will talk about what it means to unleash your full potential and live beyond how you may define leadership.  Berry will discuss what it really means to be your BEST (Brand, Exposure, Structure, Taking Charge) and will discuss his reasoning for writing on the topic of Ayoba (The Spirit of Awesomeness). Berry lives his life by this definition of leadership; “Leadership is the capacity to influence others, through inspiration, motivated by a passion, generated by a vision, produced by a conviction, ignited by a purpose.” Myles Munroe. Those who attend will be challenged to raise their leadership standards, to develop AIM points for life, and recognize the importance of strategic agility.  

* Save the Date: International Bazaar!

The International Club is proud to host the 28th annual International Bazaar on Friday, November 21 from 5-8 pm. The UE community and the greater Evansville community are invited to learn about traditions, foods, and fun in many of the cultures represented by our students. Feel free to bring family and friends to sample international cuisine, tour many countries, and enjoy cultural performances.

The theme of the Bazaar this year centers on the stars and on the idea that we are all united under a starry sky. The Ridgway University Center will be transformed in this wonderfully expanded event -- with food served in Cafe Court & performances and cultural experiences. Thanks to the generous support of the UE's SGA, all UE students will enjoy free admission to the event. General Admission is $5 with all proceeds going to UNICEF.

* Harlaxton Society Offering Alumni Trip Options Summer 2015: Interest Meeting - November 6

Harlaxton, London, Paris runs from July 27 - August 6; while Harlaxton alone is July 27 - 31. Trips are open to all alumni, parents, faculty and staff.

To find out more about the trips, an interest meeting is being held at UE on Thursday, November 6, at 6:00 p.m. in Eykamp Hall, Room 253, Ridgway University Center. RSVP to Tracy at 812-682-4477 if you plan to attend. If you cannot make it, a webinar is scheduled for Thursday, November 13, at 7:00 p.m. CST.

Register online for the webinar at

More details about both trip options are available on our website at 

* Free HIV Testing

Free & confidential HIV testing will be offered on November 7 from 9:00 a.m. - Noon at the Health Center in Sampson Hall. Please call 488-2033 to arrange your appointment time. 

* Events for Science and Math Students, Faculty and the Evansville Community

Everyone is invited to the events planned for the Science Alumni Advisory Council and the Dr. Guy Banta Lecture Series featuring Dr. David Shelton '05. He will be speaking on "Leveraging Academic Partnerships to Start a Technology Company with NO Capital," something that he has experienced firsthand since graduating with a degree in physics from UE. Please join us. 

Schedule for the Science Alumni Advisory Council Events and the Dr. Guy Banta Lecture Series

Friday, November 7

1:30 p.m.-3:00 p.m., Koch Center, Lobby - Student Poster Exhibit

3:00 p.m.-4:30 p.m., Vectren Lecture Hall, Room 100, Koch Center for Engineering and Science - Dr. Guy Banta Distinguished Lecture Series in Natural Sciences and Mathematics: "Leveraging Academic Partnerships to Start a Technology Company with NO Capital" - Dr. David Shelton '05 (Shelton is a University of Evansville graduate in physics and is president and CEO of Plasmonics Inc. based in Orlando, Florida)

4: 30 p.m., Koch Center for Engineering and Science Building - Groundbreaking Ceremony of the McCarthy Greenhouse

4:30 p.m.-7:00 p.m., Fehn House, 519 Rotherwood Avenue, Evansville - Reception. Students, faculty, and alumni invited.

Saturday, November 8

8:00 a.m., Outside Room 102, Koch Center for Engineering and Science - Science Advisory Council Annual Meeting. All are welcome. Student presentations, departmental reports and needs, suggestions from alumni

8:30-10:30 a.m., Room 102, Koch Center for Engineering and Science - Josh Fessel, facilitator. Topics to include:
Departmental updates, Greenhouse construction, New Bachelor of MD program, IU School of Medicine-Evansville update.

* Fall into Health: Family, Fun and Fitness Night

The University of Evansville senior nursing class will be hosting Fall into Health: Family Fun and Fitness Night Thursday, November 6 from 5:30-7:30 at Lodge Community School, located at 2000 Lodge Avenue in Evansville. Make plans now to attend this physically active fun filled event! Visit all the stations to enter for prizes that include: bicycles, spa gift certificates, movie passes, sports equipment and so much more! 

* Half Day Leadership Conference

The National Society of Leadership and Success, the Center for Student Engagement and the University of Southern Indiana will host a half day leadership conference on Saturday, November 15 from 9 am to 1 pm. The keynote speaker will be musician Jason LeVasseur. Jason will be performing his music show at the SAB sponsored Friday Night event on November 14 and will be presenting his Rock Star Leadership presentation on Saturday, November 15. There will be two rounds of break-out sessions as well.

This event is free to UE and USI students. The event will take place in the Schroeder School of Business Building. Please join us for an educational, engaging and interactive leadership training that will allow you to share information with other students from USI.

To sign up for the event, go to

before November 12 to guarantee your attendance.

* Go Rock Climbing at Vertical Excape with Venture Crew

Venturing Crew is rock climbing at Vertical Excape on Sat., Nov. 15 at 8:00 p.m.–12:00 a.m. You may sign up for this free event on Nov. 5 and 6 at 11:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m. and 5:00–6:00 p.m. in Ridgway University Center. This event is open to all UE students, but space is limited. 

* 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.

* 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

* 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

* Off-campus Work Study Positions Available for Spring

The Office of Community Service Initiatives staffs work-study eligible students at nonprofit organizations throughout the community. The positions focus on marketing, volunteer recruitment and capacity building. Students earn a higher hourly rate for traveling off campus. There are several positions open for the spring semester. If you are interested in learning more, contact Geoff Edwards in the Center for Student Engagement at 812-488-1102 or at 

* Harlaxton Semester Applications Available

Applications and course materials for Harlaxton Fall 2015 (priority deadline December 8) and Spring 2016 (priority deadline March 6) are available in the Office of Study Abroad (Room 261, Schroeder School of Business Building) For more information, contact 

* Harlaxton Summer 2015 Applications Available

Applications and course information for Harlaxton College Summer 2015 are now available in the Office of Study Abroad, (Room 261, Schroeder School of Business Building). Deposit deadline is Jan 23, 2015. For more information, contact 



* Model United Nations Delegations Bring Home Awards

The University of Evansville's delegations recently returned from three days of simulation at the 36th Annual Indiana Consortium for International Programs (ICIP) Model United Nations. This endeavor is part of an honors DISC 300H class offered each fall.

This year UE fielded nine country delegations (Francis Prexl Orti and Areej Naseem-Jordan, Carl Minnette and Abdelrahman Elgammal-Russia, Leslie Trotter and Cynthia Medina-Argentina, Megan King and Meg Reinsch-Chad, Gabriela Benevides Tom and Minji Choi-Nigeria, Bushara Ahmed and Bhuree Dardarandanda-France, Gina Han and Taylor Parker-UK, Tessa McLinden and Sara DeMaras-Lithuania, Blake Meny and Oscar Gomez-Chile). Dennis Tedrow served as UN Security Council President.

While all participants performed well in light of only returning a few veterans, UE brought home a number of awards. Carl Minnette and Oscar Gomez won second best delegate while Abdelrahman Elgammal and Bushara Ahmed won third best delegate in their respective security councils. 



* Faculty/Staff Basketball Tickets

Be sure to come to the Carson Center by Friday to get tickets for this Saturday's men's and women's basketball games. A ticket to the men's game will also get you admission to the women's game. Be sure to bring your ID when you come to pick up your tickets. 


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