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Tuesday, November 18, 2014

* Can You Host a Student for Thanksgiving?

Do you have an empty chair or two at your Thanksgiving table? If so, would you be willing to host one or two UE students who are remaining on campus for a Thanksgiving meal? If you would be willing to donate your hospitality, please contact Karen Martin at or call her at ext. 2500. Once we have identified potential host families then we will accept requests from students with hopes of making the matches by Tuesday, Nov.25th. 


Upcoming Events

* I-House: El Salvador

This week's I-House (El Salvador) will be a bit different as we will have a UE student (Oscar Gomez) and a visitor present because it is International Education Week! Our visiting presenter is Ivan Villasboa, the Executive Director of Companion Community Development Alternatives (CoCoDA). He was born in Argentina, but is a citizen of El Salvador. He majored in Political Science & Economics, and his favorite hobbies are soccer and mountaineering. His favorite part about being at UE is being able to visit old and new friends. Make sure you come this Wednesday at 7 pm to upstairs Ridgway to hear our presenters talk about El Salvador! 

* International Bazaar: This Friday!

The 28th annual International Bazaar is just 3 days away! We hope you're ready for some Korean Bulgogi and anxious about seeing your Brazilian friends highlight dances from all over their country! Come experience the wonders of diversity through a variety of performances, cultural experiences, and delicious food from around the world. This year is bigger than ever -- food will be served in Cafe Court (traditional grill options will still be available in Ace's Place for Meal Plan), while Eykamp Hall still serves as the hub of cultural interaction. Don't miss it!

Free admission for UE students (just show your UE ID) and kids 5 & under! General Admission is $5. All proceeds go to UNICEF.

* This Week in Music: Faculty Duo Recital and UEMTA Event

This week’s Tuesday evening faculty recital will feature Associate Professor of Piano Garnet Ungar and Eykamp String Quartet violinist Alicia Choi in a program of works from the latter nineteenth century and the Modern era. The duo will first perform Olivier Messiaen’s Fantasie, a work composed in 1933 but left unpublished during the composer’s lifetime. Choi will then perform Béla Bartók’s Sonata for Solo Violin, one of the composer’s last works to be completed. The concert will conclude with the duo performing Richard Strauss’s Sonata in Eb Major, Op. 18. The recital will take place in Wheeler Concert Hall at 7:30 p.m. and is free and open to the public.

The University of Evansville Music Therapy Association welcomes Courtney Belt, MA MT-BC, to our campus. Ms. Belt will be giving a presentation on the importance of self-care for music therapy students. Her presentation will take place on Wednesday, November 19, from 8:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. in Krannert Hall Room 142. Ms. Belt received her undergraduate degree in music therapy from the University of Dayton and recently completed her master’s degree in music therapy at St. Mary-of-the-Woods.

* Senior Showcase Art Exhibition

The senior showcase art exhibit titled "Kaleidoscope" will open in Krannert Gallery on Wednesday, November 19 and run through Friday, December 5. An opening reception with refreshments will be held from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 19. The exhibit will feature a variety of work from different art disciplines and mediums. Those students displaying their work in the exhibition include: Erin Cary, Christina Lewis, Madeline Satkamp, Matt Thomas and Samantha Marksberry. The campus community is invited to attend the opening or stop by the gallery at any time to enjoy the exhibition. 

* Writing Center Boot Camp: APA Style!

A Writing Center Boot Camp: APA Style is planned for Wednesday, November 19, 5 p.m., in the Writing Center. If you have an APA paper coming up, this workshop will cover how to format and cite papers according to the APA style manual, including the cover page and reference page, internal citations, and running heads. Join us for this useful session. 

* All UE Employees Invited to Emeriti Workshops for Retirement Health Care

UE employees are invited to attend one of the informational workshops presented by Emeriti Retirement Health Solutions on Tuesday, November 18 in Room 252, Eykamp Hall, Ridgway University Center.
The workshops are scheduled for:
• 9:00 am – 10:00 am for retirees
• 11:00 am – 12:00 pm for active employees considering retirement
• 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm for retirees

For more information about these workshops, please visit:
The Emeriti program provides important benefits such as:
• A tax-advantaged way for you to invest and accumulate assets for your future retiree medical expenses.
• A retiree health insurance program for you and your eligible dependents that builds on the foundation of Medicare.
• A tax-free way for you to pay for other qualified out-of-pocket medical expenses in retirement.

A representative from Emeriti and Aetna health insurance will be on campus to provide information about Emeriti and what you need to do to take full advantage of the program. The meetings will cover such topics as why you need to save for retiree health care, the unique tax advantages of the Emeriti Program, and your options available under the program.
For more information about the Emeriti program, please visit:

* Moonlight Madness at the Bookstore

The UE Bookstore will have a Moonlight Madness event on Tuesday, November 18 from 6:30 p.m. until 8 p.m. (and maybe even later!)  Special promotions during the night. Check out the Bookstore Facebook page for full details or just stop in that night. 

* Collecting for Christmas Donation to Albion Fellows Bacon Center

Beginning Monday, November 17, Graves Hall will again collect women’s and children’s hats, gloves, scarves and socks this Christmas season to be donated to the Albion Fellows Bacon Center. We are also asking for $5.00 or $10.00 gift cards from Target and Walmart. Monetary donations will also be accepted!

Until the Christmas tree is set up in the lobby of Graves Hall to hang the items on, please put your donations (hat, gloves, etc.) in the wrapped box in the lobby. If you are donating money or gift cards, please bring them to Pam Young, Karen Doss, Cindy Felts, Jeannette Oakley, Lisa Toelle or Jane Woods in Graves Hall. Thank you!

* Non-Direct Entry Physical Therapy Forum

The annual Exercise Science Non-Direct Entry Forum for pre-physical therapy students will take place on Tuesday, November 18 in Koch 101 from 6 to 7 pm. Undergraduate students will have the opportunity to ask questions to a panel of current PT faculty and staff as well as current DPT students regarding the preparation and application to graduate schools for physical therapy. The forum is open to all undergraduate students considering physical therapy. Please contact Taylor at td100 with any questions. 

* Master of Science in Athletic Training - Open House!

There will be an open house to learn more about the Master of Science in Athletic Training on Saturday, December 6, 2014 from 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. in Wallace Graves Hall, Room 315. Register at

The University of Evansville MASTER'S IN ATHLETIC TRAINING program is open to students who do not possess a bachelor's degree in athletic training. This two-year program includes didactic course work, clinical skill development, and practical experience. The clinical education component is fulfilled primarily while working with affiliated universities and high schools. Students gain valuable experience working with athletes under close supervision of the head and assistant athletic trainers, who serve as preceptors for the program. Plan to attend the informational session on December 6!

* SAMS Career Colloquium on Wednesday, Nov 19

On Wednesday, Nov 19 at 6 pm, in Room 102, Koch Center, we will again have two speakers coming to UE to talk about science and math careers. Both speakers are from Mead Johnson Nutrition. Bernard Schmitt, a 1998 UE chemistry graduate, is the associate manager for North America Regulatory Science, and Robert Kalt is the associate director for forecasting and syndicated services. They will talk about global careers focused solely on developing high-quality, innovating nutritional products for infants and children. 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. 

* 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.

* kNOw MORE Day!

Say NO MORE to sexual violence by wearing TEAL on Friday, November 21, as UE celebrates kNOw MORE Day! Stop by Ridgway University Center from 11:00 am to 8:00 pm for free give aways (we may just have something TEAL for you to wear), contests, educational activities and special treats. kNOw MORE about sexual misconduct and help end the violence. For more information contact Cara Wood

* Language and Culture Mini-Lessons

On Wednesday, November 19 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. in Eykamp 253-255, Ridgway University Center, the UE community is invited to stop by for one or more 20-min. language mini-lesson. Portuguese, Wolof, Persian, Spanish and more! Detailed schedule at or contact 

* International Education Week Panel Discussions - Tuesday November 18

On Tuesday November 18 two panel discussions for International Education Week. Afternoon Panel: "Jews, Christians, and Muslims: Can We Know Peace?" at 12:15 p.m. in Room 170 (Smythe Lecture Hall, Schroeder School of Business Building; Evening Panel :CoCoDA Community to Comunidad at 7:00 p.m. in Eykamp 253, Ridgway University Center. For more details visit or email 

* CoCoDA Community to Comunidad --Nov 18 and 19

CoCoDA is a non-profit with ties linking groups in the Evansville community (e.g. Patchwork, Rotary) to communities in El Salvador. Through a panel discussion (Tuesday, November 18, 7:00 p.m., Eykamp 252, Ridgway University Center), and I-House (Wednesday, November 18, 7:00 p.m., Class of 59 Gallery, Ridgway University Center) UE students, faculty, and staff will learn more about proposed opportunities for joining these community to communidad efforts. 

* 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.


Info You Should Know

* UE Music Merchandise Sale

The UE Music Management Association is selling Music Department t-shirts, quarter-zips, and thermoses until Friday, November 21st. T-shirts are available in red, blue, purple, and black, and quarter-zips are available in black in both men's and women's styles. The thermoses will come stuffed with coffee, tea, soup, or hot chocolate - perfect for a Christmas gift! Stop by the table in the lobby of Krannert between 11-2 any day this week to order items, or email Katy Von Der Heide at 

T-shirt Order Form

* Dr. Steinsultz conducts Indiana Bandmasters Association All-District Honor Band

Dr. Kenneth Steinsultz, Associate Professor of Music and Director of Bands was guest conductor of the Indiana Bandmasters Association All-District Honor Band for Central Northwest Indiana. The band rehearsed Saturday, November 15 and performed on Sunday, November 16 at the Rossville Performing Arts Center. 

* GAP Info Session on Friday, November 21

The Institute for Global Enterprise is offering an information session for the Global Assistance Program. The program bridges the GAP between the academic and business communities by providing consulting services to regional and international enterprises. This allows students to get real-world consulting experience, develop skills, and gain confidence which can give them a leg up when interviewing with potential employers.

The next session will be this Friday, November 21. It will be held in SOBA Room 170 from 12:00 - 12:50. This counts as an Aces Passport event. You are encouraged to RSVP for the event by emailing

* Wellness Nurse on Campus

The employee wellness nurse will be in Olmsted lobby on Wednesday, Nov. 19 from 1 - 3 p.m. 

* Douglas Reed performs with American Brass Quintet

Douglas Reed, professor emeritus of music, performed with the American Brass Quintet on the inaugural season of the Concerts by the Pond series at St. John’s Episcopal Church, Cold Spring Harbor, New York, on November 16. Dr. Reed played the new Casavant organ on music for organ and brass by Justin Dello Joio, Giovanni Gabrieli, and Sigfrid Karg-Elert. Recognized as one of the premiere chamber music ensembles of our time, The American Brass Quintet has been in residence at the Juilliard School of Music since 1987 and at the Aspen Music Festival since 1970. 

* Proactive Plan in Place for Ebola

The Vanderburgh County Health Department, Mayor’s office, Police Department, EMS, Fire Department, and area hospitals have drafted a response plan in the case of a possible diagnosis in the city. Various offices across campus recently met with city officials about appropriate protocols should there be a possible diagnosis of Ebola on campus. If there is a possible diagnosis on campus, these agencies will take charge of the scene, and the University will provide support as appropriate. Specific protocols have been provided to the campus should there be an individual who meets the criteria identified by the CDC for possible Ebola. If the virus evolves, the CDC will provide us with information as to any changes made to the screening process.

Travel: With respect to international travel, please be aware that the protocols determined by the CDC could change at any time depending on new outbreaks across the globe. It may be challenging for individuals in the suspect countries of Guinea, Liberia or Sierra Leone to return to the United States. If additional countries are identified as suspect, the CDC and Department of Homeland Security will issue protocols for reentry to the United States. Last, we have no current UE students studying abroad this semester, or scheduled to study abroad in the spring, in the suspect countries.

With respect to Ebola, the University will follow the directives provided by the governmental agencies charged with protecting individuals in the United States. A university “Ebola Task Force” has been identified and is prepared to distribute timely information and implement appropriate measures should there be a diagnosis on our campus.

More information about Ebola can be found at the Centers for Disease Control website, or by contacting the Vanderburgh County Health Department.

* Dungeons and Drag Queens Needs Performers

UE PRIDE's annual drag show, Dungeons and Drag Queens, is looking for student performers for December 6 at 7 pm. Individuals, duets, or groups of any size may perform. You may participate in multiple groups. Anyone may participate!
Contact with performance name, or any questions you may have. 

* IMPACT Employee of the Month Nominations

The University of Evansville, in the pursuit of excellence in service, wishes to recognize a non-faculty employee displaying records of achievement as a leader. Leadership may be demonstrated in any of the following categories: service to the University, service to students, job performance and attitude toward fellow employees. To be eligible, an employee must be a full-time member of administration or staff. Nominations for the December 2014 IMPACT Employee of the Month are due no later than Wednesday, November 19. To nominate someone, please go to

* Attention December 2014 Graduates

If you have earned a military honorable discharge or a general discharge under honorable conditions, are on active duty, or in active drilling status, please notify the Cherie Leonhardt in the Office of Veterans Affairs at or call 488-2141 ASAP. The Office of Veterans Affairs and UE VETS has a special graduation gift for you! 



* Congratulations to the Senior Criminal Justice and Sociology Majors on their MFT scores!

Senior Criminal Justice majors scored in the 99th percentile of comparative institutions on the CJ major field test.

Senior Sociology majors scored in the 98th percentile of comparative institutions on their major field test.


* Sager to Publish Book with LSU Press

Assistant Professor of History Robin C. Sager has signed the final contract for her book Excesses and Outrages: A History of Marital Cruelty in Antebellum America. Louisiana State University Press will print the work, available in Spring 2016, as part of the Conflicting Worlds: New Dimensions of the American Civil War series. Excesses and Outrages is the first multi-state comparative study of domestic violence in nineteenth-century America. 



* Brzoja Named MVC Newcomer of the Week

Redshirt sophomore Mislav Brzoja was named the Missouri Valley Conference Newcomer of the Week on the cusp of a 21-point, 11-rebound performance in the University of Evansville’s opener against Earlham.

Brzoja hit 10 of his 12 shots on his way to the 21-point final. He hauled in four offensive rebounds and seven on the defensive side to finish with 11. Brzoja also posted four assists and three steals while failing to turn the ball over in 23 minutes of action.

He was the first UE player to debut with a double-double since Scott Sparks did so in 1993. Sparks tallied 12 points and 12 rebounds in a victory over SEMO in 1993.

Brzoja and the Purple Aces are back in action on Wednesday evening at Miami Ohio.


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