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Tuesday, November 11, 2014

* Veterans Day Events Today

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

The campus community, alumni, and friends are invited to celebrate Veterans Day on campus for our annual Veterans Day Service. Brigadier General Ondra L. 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 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Schroeder Family School of Business Administration Building, Room 272

University faculty, staff, and administration are invited to a discussion led by Brigadier General Berry and LaNeeca Williams, UE’s Diversity and Equity Officer.

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

The campus and Evansville community are invited for this special presentation by Brigadier General Berry.


What's Happening Today

* This Week in Music: A Salute to Veterans

The UE Wind Ensemble will present “A Salute to Veterans” concert in Neu Chapel TODAY - Tuesday, November 11 - at 7:30 p.m.

Associate professor of low brass and director of bands Ken Steinsultz will lead the ensemble in performances of works with military and/or American themes, ranging from the overture to Franz von Suppé’s comic operetta Light Cavalry to the marches of John Philip Sousa. professor of music William Bootz will serve as master of ceremonies for the concert and will join the ensemble as narrator for a performance of Aaron Copland’s Lincoln Portrait. Assistant professor of voice Alanna Keenan and consortium instructor of percussion Ross Erickson will each join the ensemble as soloists for a portion of the concert as well.

The more the audience cheers, the more music there will be, with encores drawn from a pool of Sousa marches.

The concert is free and open to the public. 

* Let's Talk Diversity at UE!

Especially for faculty, staff, and administration, an informal discussion with our Veterans Day guest Brigadier General Ondra L. Berry and LaNeeca Williams, UE’s diversity and equity officer has been arranged. “An Honest Discussion About Inclusion” is set for next Tuesday, November 11 from 3:00-4:00 p.m. in Room 272, Schroeder School of Business Building.

General Berry is an expert in the area of diversity and inclusion and has attained many accomplishments within the military and in the private sector. When not serving as Brigadier General and assistant adjutant general for the Nevada Air National Guard, he is the vice president of diversity and inclusion and development for the MGM Resorts International and is co-founder for Guardian Quest, a company committed to unleashing the untapped potential of individuals and organizations through world-class training solutions.

General Berry is an Evansville native and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in secondary education from UE in 1986. Join us for this discussion.

Cultural Competence Training, November 13 from 3-4:30 pm in the Schroeder School of Business Building, Room 173.

This training is being provided for all University employees. The training will help individuals to become more aware of assumptions, fears, biases, stereotypes, and other learned behaviors that may interfere with communications between diverse groups of people.

Seating is limited to this session so please RSVP to before Tuesday, November 11 at 5:00 pm.

* International Students - Come and Make a Wish for the International Bazaar

International students - come to the International office and write a wish on the star that will be used as decorations and placed in Ridgway University Center. Help us to represent all of the many international students we have here at UE 


Upcoming Events

* I-House: Ecuador

This week's presentation will be on Ecuador! The presenters are Belen Robles and Fran Prexl Orti. Belen double majors in economics and finance with a minor in political science. Fran's major is economics with a math and French minor. Belen loves to dance and read and Fran loves to swim, sing, play guitar and read. Belen loves the size of your school because she loves how we get great interactions with our professors. Fran loves the size and the people here at UE! Now that you know a little about them, come see their presentation Wednesday at 7 pm upstairs in Ridgway University Center. 

* Employee Wellness Nurse Visit

The employee wellness nurse will be in Hyde Hall lobby on Nov. 12, 1 - 3 p.m. Ask health care questions, get a blood pressure check, or ask about your HRA credits this Wednesday. 

* Emily Durbin to Give Crick Lecture this Wednesday

Emily Durbin, associate professor of psychology at Michigan State University and UE alumna, will be giving the latest Crick Lecture this Wednesday, November 12 at 4:00 pm in Room 100 in Koch Center. Durbin's talk is titled "Understanding individual differences in temperament: Insights from development and neuroscience."

The topic of Durbin’s lecture will be her research into the emotional life of children, which she studies in her lab at Michigan State (MSU Child Emotions Lab). Areas studied include temperamental differences in emotional experience and how these are related to the family environment and parents' personality and emotions.

Durbin earned her bachelor’s degree from UE and her master’s and PhD from State University of New York at Stony Brook.

Temperament refers to broad individual differences in psychological functioning, chiefly in the domains of emotion, motivation, and interpersonal behavior. Although theoretically conceptualized as having biological bases that are a source of consistency in behavior across time, temperament traits have traditionally been studied in ways that do little to uncover either their biological processes or their development over the lifespan. I will review what is known about temperament traits and their development, critique the state of the field, and describe some new work that attempts to integrate methods and models from cognitive science, neuroscience, and developmental science to generate a new understanding of the processes that are involved in human individual differences. 

* College Mentors for Kids Fall FUNdraiser

College Mentors for Kids will be selling coffee from Penny Lane Coffeehouse and Donut Bank donuts on Wednesday, November 12! There will be four tables throughout campus (in front of Ridgway University Center, in front of the Library, in front of Koch Center and outside of Hyde Hall) selling from 4-4:25 p.m.! Coffee will be $2 and donuts will be $1 each. The first through fifth graders are excited to compete to sell the most to raise money for the organization, so be sure to stop by one of our tables! 

* International Education Week Nov. 17-21

International Education Week 2014 is Nov 17-21. For a full schedule of events, including featured speaker Ossama Bahloul of the Islamic Center of Murfreesboro, contact or visit

* Writing Center Boot Camp: Formatting an MLA Paper

Writing Center Boot Camp: Formatting an MLA Paper - planned for November 12 - is a workshop that will cover how to format and cite papers according to the MLA style manual, including internal citations and the works cited page. If you're writing an MLA paper, Wednesday, November 12, at 5 p.m. in the Writing Center is the place to be. 

* 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.

* Dishes for Wishes Ticket Sales

Members of Chi Omega will be selling tickets to their annual Dishes for Wishes philanthropy benefiting The Make-A-Wish Foundation. Stop by their Ridgway University Center table to buy a ticket for a delicious home cooked meal, prepared by the Chi Os themselves! Ticket sales are Nov. 12-15. $8 red ticket (enter at 5:30 pm) $10 gold ticket (enter at 5:00 pm). 


Info You Should Know

* IMPACT Employee of the Month

Lisa ToelleLisa Toelle, senior administrative assistant is School of Education, has been named the November 2014 IMPACT Employee of the Month.

Since coming to UE in 2009, Lisa has proven herself to be a leader and a mentor to the students and the faculty in her department. She is very organized and always prepared, which is helpful to everyone she works with. Lisa is supportive of the School of Education and UE’s mission and goes the extra mile to show that to students needing her help, work-study students, fellow employees, and faculty.

Congratulations, Lisa!

* Last Day to Withdraw with a "W"

The last day to drop from a Fall class with a "W" is Friday, November 14. You must have the signature of the instructor and your advisor to withdraw. Please use the yellow add/drop forms provided in the Office of the Registrar. 

* USPS Closed Tuesday, November 11 for Veteran's Day

The United States Postal Service (U.S.P.S.) will be closed on Veteran's Day, Tuesday, November 11. Please note that UE Mail Services will not be picking up mail from U.S.P.S. on Tuesday, since the post office will be completely closed. Any mail picked up from UE areas by Mail Services on Tuesday, November 11, will be metered and mailed on the afternoon of Wednesday, November 12. For mail related questions, please contact Mail Services at extension 2197 or 



* Kyle Darnell Exhibit on Display at Oaklyn Library

The Department of Art would like the UE community to know that Art Department instructor Kyle Darnell currently has a body of his work on exhibition at Oaklyn Library. The exhibition includes pottery and handmade books. The display is located in the main atrium of the library and will be in place through December 2014. 

* Professors Attend IFLTA Conference

UE professors Ann Baker and Cindy Crowe (Spanish), Krista Williams and Roger Pieroni (French), attended the Indiana Foreign Language Teachers Association conference in Indianapolis (November 6-8). They promoted UE’s programs in the exhibitor’s area, connected with language teachers statewide, reconnected with UE alumni, and attended pedagogical sessions; Pieroni presented a paper entitled Kiffe-Kiffe Demain, by Faiza Guene: a cultural and linguistic hybrid. 

* Baer to Publish Book of Poetry

Professor of Creative Writing William Baer has signed the contract for a forthcoming book of poetry, entitled Love Sonnets, which includes poems previously published in The Hudson Review, American Arts Quarterly, Virginia Quarterly Review, and other literary journals.  The collection will be published next summer by Kelsay Books.  More recently, his ballad, “All Hallow’s Eve” was included in Poems Dead and Undead, an anthology published by Alfred A. Knopf’s Everyman’s Library. 

* Lank Publishes Articles on National Standards and Practices of Actor Education

R. Scott Lank, professor in the Department of Theatre, serves on the Board of Directors of "The Craftsmen of Dionysus" at The Actors Center in New York City, and recently published two articles regarding the national standards and practices of actor education. Lank was also selected to co-chair the "Standards and Ethics in Actor Education" committee of The Actors Center/Craftsmen of Dionysus alongside Broadway/TV/Film veteran Stephen Henderson. 



* The Oties Epps Show Begins Today

The 2014-15 edition of "The Oties Epps Show", hosted by Mike Radomski, kicks off TODAY - Tuesday, November 11, at noon from the University of Evansville Bookstore in the Ridgway University Center.

Fans are encouraged to visit Epps and Radomski and become a part of the live show. There will be opportunities to meet with UE women’s basketball coaches and players throughout the season. Those who can’t attend the show can listen on WUEV 91.5 FM.

"The Oties Epps" show will air every Tuesday at Noon in the UE Bookstore, unless the Aces are away from home on a road trip.

The Aces regular season opener will be against Austin Peay on Sunday, November 16. The tip is set for 1:00 p.m at the Ford Center in Evansville, Indiana.

Fans can purchase tickets over the phone at 812-488-ACES (2237), in person at either the Carson Center or Ford Center ticket office, or online via


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