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Wednesday, November 12, 2014

* OSA Hosts Fair Trade Market Today from Noon to 3 PM!

The Office Staff Association invites you to the Fair Trade Market in the School of Business Building Atrium TODAY - Wednesday, November 12 - from 12-3 pm. A portion of every sale goes to the OSA Scholarship fund, so you can get ahead on your Christmas shopping, help disadvantaged farmers and craftsmen around the world, support environmentally friendly practices, AND fund scholarships for UE students, all at once! 


What's Happening Today

* 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! 

* 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. 

* 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). 


Upcoming Events

* Final #readingseries Planned for TODAY - Friday, Nov 21

Please join us TODAY - Friday, November 21 - at 4:00 p.m., at The Slice for the final #readingseries of the semester. This week will feature poetry by Justin Slattery and two fiction pieces by Susan Vandagriff and Jess Ingle. This is sure to be a great one! 

* Thankful For Soup Day Planned for Wednesday

The UE Office Staff Association is holding their annual soup fundraiser on Wednesday, November 19, from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm in the lobby of Graves Hall. The meal includes a bowl of soup, dessert and water...all for only $5.00. There will be seating in Graves Hall for you to enjoy your lunch or use to-go containers and trays for easy pick-up for the entire department or your roommates.

Choose from 14 different kinds of homemade soups and more than 10 different homemade desserts. Soups: Chicken Barley Chili, Chicken Corn Chili, Tortellini, Southwest Chicken, Cheesy Potato, Beef Vegetable, Chicken Noodle, Chicken Enchilada, Vegetarian, Beef Barley, Tomato Basil Artichoke, Broccoli Cheese, Potato, and Beef Taco

Proceeds help support scholarships for our students.

* University of Evansville Theatre Opens Macbeth, the Scottish Play

The University of Evansville Department of Theatre proudly presents William Shakespeare’s Macbeth, opening Friday, Nov. 14, at 7:30 p.m., in Shanklin Theatre. Additional performances are at 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 15, 20, 21, 22, and at 2:00 p.m. on Nov. 16 and 23.

Shakespeare’s darkest tragedy combines supernatural elements with barbaric ambition, in this keen examination of evil. Against the backdrop of the 11th century, the power-hungry Macbeth is tempted by the prophecies of three witches, spurring his overwhelming desire to be the King of Scotland. Along with his frighteningly manipulative wife, this mad desire leads them both into a nightmarish world of evil, deceit, and murder. Monstrous actions run rampant, as he and Lady Macbeth lose themselves to unstoppable urges of savagery and political atrocity.

John David Lutz, professor of theatre and department chair, directs Macbeth. Associate professor Eric Renschler serves as the scenic designer; professor Patti McCrory is the costume designer; assistant professor Stephen Boulmetis is the lighting designer; professor Diane Brewer is the dramaturg; professor Chuck Meacham is the sound designer; guest artist and UE alumnus Diego Villada is the fight choreographer; and Alexis Richards, a senior from Denver, Colo., serves as the associate lighting designer.

The cast features Ben Anderson, a senior from Los Angeles, Calif., in the title role, and Emily Daly, a senior from Milwaukee, Wis., as his conniving wife. The 35-person cast also features Anders Neirheim, a senior from Minnetrista, Minn., as Duncan, and Christopher Hailey, a senior from Friendswood, Texas, as Macduff. The three witches will be played by Olivia Hebert, a senior from Arlington, Texas, Devin Fluker, a junior from Las Vegas, Nev., and Jasmine Maletta, a sophomore from Chesterton, Ind.

Ticket prices are $15 for adults and $13 for senior adults, students and UE faculty and staff. UE students may obtain one free student rush ticket beginning at noon on the day of the performance they wish to attend.

Including Shakespeare’s Macbeth, the rest of the season features Dancing at Lughnasa, by Brian Friel, Feb. 20 through Mar. 1; and A Streetcar Named Desire, by Tennessee Williams, April 17-26. Tickets may be purchased by calling (812) 488–2031, Monday through Friday, noon-5 p.m.

* Study Abroad Fair - Monday, November 17

From 11 a.m. -1 p.m., in Ridgway University Center, on Monday, November 17, information will be available about all of UE's opportunities abroad. This will be a great chance for students to meet with faculty planning courses abroad in Spring and Summer 2015 and for all Harlaxton programs. For more info contact or visit

* International Education Week Nov. 17-21

UE Community is invited to attend full week of International Education Week events November 17-21; visit

* 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

* 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!

* UE Has a New Choir!

The Department of Music is pleased to announce the formation of a new Mixed Choir open to both male and female singers. The Mixed Choir will begin in the spring semester 2015 and will rehearse Mondays and Wednesdays from 4:00 to 4:50 in Wheeler Concert Hall. Since this choir replaces the Men’s Chorus, male singers may simply register for MUS 130 section 3 without the need for an audition. Female singers should contact Dr. Dennis Malfatti, director of choral activities, to determine appropriate placement either in the Mixed Choir or in the Women’s Chorus which meets Mondays and Wednesdays at 5:00 p.m. Contact Dr. Malfatti at with any questions. 

* UE Winter Housing

The residence halls will be closed for winter break from noon on December 18 to 3 p.m. on January 9. Students participating in official University functions or other approved activities have the opportunity to apply for Winter Housing. Simply submit an Online Winter Request Form (hyper link this link by noon on Reading & Study Day to be considered. For more information about Winter Housing, contact the office of residence life. 

* 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. 



* This Week in Music: Congratulations!

Professor Mary Ellen Wylie recently attended the annual conference of the American Music Therapy Association (AMTA) in Louisville, November 4-9. As Immediate Past President of AMTA she participated in meetings of the Board of Directors and facilitated work of the Nominating Committee. She was able to connect with alumni and UE students attending the conference, and she co-presented three panel presentations with members of the Master’s Level Entry Subcommittee. 

* 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. 

* 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. 

* 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. 



* Aces begin chase for MVC Title vs. Bradley on Wednesday

The 3rd seeded University of Evansville men’s soccer team (6-10-1, 4-2-0) will begin their push for a Missouri Valley Conference Championship with a quarterfinals matchup against the #6 Bradley Braves on Wednesday night. The match will be held at Shea Stadium and begin at 6 p.m.

The Aces are just three wins away from an MVC Championship, the second in program history and first since 1996.

Evansville enters this match off a regular-season concluding 1-0 loss at Missouri State on Saturday, November 8. The Bears broke a scoreless tie in the 94th minute with an Emmerich Hoegg goal which won the MVC Regular Season Title. Junior midfielder Faik Hajderovic took a team-high two shots for UE. Senior goalkeeper Eric Teppen had one save on the night.

On the stat sheet, junior midfielder Mark Anthony Gonzalez and senior forward Charlie Macias lead UE with six goals this season. Hajderovic has piloted Evansville’s scoring with five assists and 43 shots this year. Teppen has a .725 saves percentage and has a 1.65 goals against average for the Purple Aces. As a team, Evansville is averaging 10.7 shots and 1.41 goals per match. The Purple Aces have also taken 58 corner kicks this season.

Bradley (8-10-0, 1-5-0) was the sixth and final team to qualify for the MVC Tournament.

The Braves last played on Saturday, November 8, a 2-0 loss to Drake at home. The Bulldogs scored twice in the first half on the way to the victory. Bradley had 13 shots on the night including a team-high four from Cody Lofgren. Goalkeeper Logan Ketterer has four saves on the night.

Lofgren has a team-best six goals this year for Bradley. The Braves also have four goals each from Grant Bell and Jason Lesch. Christian Okeke leads Bradley with seven assists as Bell and Logren both have five assists each. Ketterer has played the majority of minutes in net this year for the Braves, going 6-6-0 with a 1.00 goals against average and a .789 saves percentage. Bradley has taken 98 corner kicks this season.

Bradley leads UE 14-9-1 in the all-time series. The Braves knocked the Aces out of the 2013 MVC Men’s Soccer Championship Quarterfinals with a 3-2 double overtime win last season. UE was victorious 2-1 on the Braves home field back on October 11 of this season. Junior midfielder Mark Anthony Gonzalez and freshman midfielder Ian McGrath scored in the last meeting as Teppen notched eight saves.

* Faculty/Staff Basketball Tickets

Any faculty or staff interested in tickets for this weekend's men's (November 15) and women's (November 16) basketball games can bring their ID to the Carson Center Ticket Window between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. and receive 2 complimentary tickets. 

* Softball to Hold Winter Skills Clinic

Set for his first season as the Purple Aces head softball coach, Mat Mundell and his staff will hold a Winter Skills Clinic on Sunday, November 23.

Open to players in grades 9-12, the camp will be broken down into two sessions. The first session will focus on hitting and defense while the second covers pitching. Each session allows participants the opportunity to work with the coaching staff and players.

The hitting and defense portion will cover proper hitting, bunting, throwing and fielding techniques while the pitching session will teach the fundamentals and drills used at the collegiate level.

Those who are going to participate are asked to bring sneakers, glove, helmet, bat, catchers gear and a water bottle. All pitchers are required to bring their own catcher.

Please contact assistant coach Ashley Balazs at or 812-488-2123 with any questions.


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