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Wednesday, February 4, 2015

* Founders Day Fun Fact: Student Life at Moores Hill College

The social scene was simple at Moore's Hill College. Students participated in picnics, parties, skating in winter, the regular "term social," recitals, oratorical contests, revivals, banquets, and lectures. Dancing, card playing, and cigarette smoking were prohibited and continued to be so, for a season, at Evansville College. Presidents often reported to the trustees that the social life was wholesome and inexpensive. Evidence suggests that no student owned an automobile, in fact, a trip by several students by auto to Lawrenceburg, 18 miles from campus, rated a column in the student newspaper.

Most reports indicate there were few discipline problems on campus, though faculty minutes reveal that some students were involved in campus pranks that included cutting the bell rope, concealing a hen in a drawer in the president's desk and another in the chapel piano, and leading a horse to the third floor. One of the students most often summoned before the faculty for misconduct, including going skating with a group of girls "at a late hour of the night," became a dignified minister in the North Indiana Conference of the Methodist Church and was for several years a trustee of Evansville College.

(Excerpts taken from Ralph Olmsted, From Institute to University)


What's Happening Today

* UE Newman Club's Faith Exploration Is Today!!

Stop by Jazzman's today any time between 4:30-6 p.m. and UE Newman Club will buy you a cup of coffee/hot chocolate. Our St. Meinrad seminarian interns will also be around for casual conversation! Can't make that? Join them at Ridgway University Center for dinner 6-7 p.m. Following dinner from 7-8:15 p.m., meet at the Newman Center for our book club exploration into Dr. Scott Hahn's "The Lamb's Supper." Books are provided free of charge! If you can't make it, but are interested in a free copy of the book, text/call Kristel at 812-760-8610. Our evening caps off with Mass at 9:30 p.m. in Neu Chapel with Fr. Jason Gries, Pastor at St. John Evangelist Church, Daylight, Ind. ALL ARE WELCOME FOR ANY OR ALL OF TODAY'S ACTIVITIES!! 

* I-House: Japan

Hey everyone! This week's presentation will be of Japan. The presenters are Yukina Amano, Mizuki Yamashita, and Mariko Isonishi. Their favorite hobbies are watching movies, shopping and listening to music. What they love most about UE are the wonderful people, beautiful nature and the diverse group of International students we have here on campus. So, come see them present this Wednesday at 7 pm upstairs in Ridgway University Center! 

* Wellness Nurse on Campus

Visit the employee wellness nurse on Feb. 4 in Hyde Hall lobby from 1 -3 p.m. Pocket-sized logs for the spring Healthy Lifestyle Challenge will be available, or you may print a record from the template in Acelink>Wellness>Healthy Lifestyle Challenge. 

* Libraries Recognizes Dean's List Students

Students who earned Dean's List status for Autumn Semester 2014 are recognized by the Libraries in entry lobby exhibit cases. Exhibit continues through next week. 

* Andiron Lecture by Derek Jones - Can Plants and Bacteria Think?

Derek Jones, assistant professor of philosophy, will be the speaker for the Andiron Lecture on Wednesday, February 4..The lecture will start at 4:00 p.m., in Eykamp 252, Ridgway University Center. A social gathering with beverages begins at 3:45 p.m.  His topic will be "Can Plants and Bacteria Think?"

Jones earned an MA in philosophy from the University of Houston in 2008 and a PhD in philosophy from Indiana University in 2013. He teaches courses in philosophy and cognitive science at UE and currently directs the cognitive science program. Jones has published and presented work on such topics as scientific explanation, self-knowledge, skilled behavior, and free will.

His work is guided by the broader project of understanding cognition and action as essentially embodied, biological processes. His forthcoming book, The Biological Foundations of Agency, is slated for publication in January 2016.

Despite substantial progress in cognitive science, researchers have been unable to agree upon a definition of cognition. A number of theorists have recently argued that human cognition should be understood as a specialized case of a broader form of intelligence that exists in humans and non-human animals alike. Some have gone so far as to attribute cognitive abilities to plants and bacteria. In this lecture, Jones will address the plausibility of such claims, arguing first that there is a genuine debate to be had about the cognitive status of simple biological systems (which are surprisingly interesting) and then providing a principled way of sorting cases.

For further information, call the series coordinator Annette Parks at 812-488-1070 or the William L. Ridgway College of Arts and Sciences.



Upcoming Events

* China and Harlaxton Summer Study Abroad

Come have pizza in Graves Hall 240 at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, February 5 and learn about two exciting study abroad programs open to all majors looking at health care systems in the U.K. and China. The first program is a 10-day study (May 24 to June 2) located at Harlaxton examining the British health care system. The China program, a 5-week study (June 22 – July 24), examines China’s current health care system and explores cultural aspects. Details of both programs including accommodations and program fees will be discussed by Dr. William Stroube and Dr. Amy Hall. We hope to see you there! More details are at

* Career Expo

Date: Thursday, February 19
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. (Eastern)
Location: Downtown Indianapolis Marriott Hotel

This career fair, held in Indianapolis, is open to all students and alumni. This event will provide you with access to recruiters from over 100 top companies from Indiana and beyond.

Register for Event:

Fair registration is through UE JobLink.
Click Jobs Tab -> Enter 722253 in the search bar (this is the posting number)

Bus Transportation

The University of Evansville will provide bus transportation. There is a $10.00 deposit required that will be refundable upon attendance. Reserve your seat now.

Additional Information

View registered employers here:
Need assistance with your job, internship, co-op or graduate school search? Please contact the Center for Career Development: or 812-488-1083.

* RSA Winter Whispers 2015

Join RSA for a night of food, fun, dancing, and friends at this year's Winter Whispers. The theme is Arabian Nights and will take place from 9 pm - 12 am on February 7 in Eykamp 254, Ridgway University Center. Semi-formal dress is encouraged and the event is FREE for all UE students. 

* Jazz Swing Dance Tickets Available

Join the UE Jazz Ensemble 1 as they host Monte Skelton at the Old Courthouse Ballroom on February 11 at 7:00 pm. Dance along to your favorite jazz tunes, enjoy the complimentary dessert reception, bid on silent auction items, and don't forget to buy tickets for the half-pot raffle! Tickets for this event are $20 and $10 for students. For more information, please email Katy Von Der Heide at This event is sponsored by the UE Music Management Association. 

* Space for 5 more Nerd Wars Teams! Register by Friday, February 6!

The Honors Program is hosting Nerd Wars Trivia Night on Tuesday, February 17 at 7 pm in Eykamp Hall. Teams of five consisting of students, faculty, administrators, and staff will battle in a competition of wit while enjoying pizza, popcorn, and soda. The winning student team and the winning faculty/administrator/staff team will receive $25 MasterCard/VISA gift cards.

Registration materials can be picked up in the Powell Honors Lounge, from Jayme Williams in Room 238 in Koch Center, or can be done online by clicking here:

Entry fee is $5 per person.

Those who are unable to compose a team of five may still register. Any questions can be emailed to Matthew at mb338.

Spectators and participants may also enter in the ELFFAR (this is NOT a raffle) for the chance to win Seinnheiser Headphones, Blue Tooth Jam Plus Wireless Speakers, Fitbit Flex Wireless Wristband, Donut Bank gift cards, Wal Mart gift cards, Buffalo Wild Wings gift cards, Best Buy gift cards, Orange Leaf gift cards, and Auntie Anne’s gift cards.

* Spanish Film Club to Show Movie on Saturdays in February

Join us every Saturday evening in February at 7:00 pm in Room162 in Schroeder School of Business Building to watch Spanish-language movies that have won an Oscar award for Best Foreign Language Films. For more information please contact Francis Prexl-Orti ( or Dr. Lorena Andueza (

* Mentor Speaker Luncheon Series

Please join us for the third Mentor Speaker Luncheon Series on February 12 from 12:15-1:15 p.m. in Eykamp 253, Ridgway University Center. Our presenter (WebX) will be Katie Shanes from Cisco; her topic will be "Networking – Marketing Yourself."

If you wish to reserve a free boxed lunch, please RSVP to by Friday, February 6.

This event is open to the campus community. 

* Netherlands Chef to visit Cafe Court

February 26-27, Sodexo Chef Hilko Ferdinand Van Eeden from The Netherlands will be cooking culinary cuisine from his homeland of The Netherlands. Everyone is welcome to this event! You don't need a meal plan to enjoy the cuisine. You can use your Flex, debit or credit cards. 


Info You Should Know

* Celebrate Black History Month with a Little Known Fact - Houston's First Black Mayor

Celebrate Black History Month with a little known fact, today, February 4.

Houston’s first black mayor was Lee P. Brown.

Lee P. Brown enjoyed a stellar career in law enforcement, leading the cities of Atlanta, New York and Houston to lowered crime rates with an emphasis on community policing. Dr. Brown made history in 1997 by becoming Houston’s first Black mayor, serving in the post for three terms.

The 77-year-old Brown was born in Oklahoma but raised primarily in California, where his parents worked as farmers as part of the Great Migration. A standout high school football player, Brown earned a scholarship to attend Fresno State University and earned his undergraduate and graduate degrees in criminology and sociology.

In 1960, Brown joined the San Jose Police force, and was the head of its union in 1965. After a stint as an assistant professor at San Jose State University, Brown earned a second master’s in criminology from the University of California, Berkeley in 1968.

Two years later, Brown earned a doctorate of criminology from the school. In 1972, Brown became the associate director of the Institute of Urban Affairs and Research and professor of Public Administration and director of Criminal Justice programs at Howard University. Police work called Brown two years later, and he served as Sheriff of Multnomah County in Oregon until 1976.

In 1978, Brown was appointed Public Safety Commissioner of Atlanta, Georgia and served in the post for four years. Brown and his team were the lead investigators into the Atlanta Child Murders case. Brown then made the first of his historic moves by becoming the first Black police chief for the city of Houston in 1982 and served until 1990.

It was in Houston where Brown became known for using the methods of community policing and is known as the father of the practice. New York’s first Black mayor, David Dinkins, appointed Brown as the NYPD commissioner in 1990. Brown served as New York’s top police official for two years before serving under President Bill Clinton’s administration as the nation’s drug czar in 1993.

Brown was elected mayor of Houston in 1997, and brought forth new changes to the city by way of improving public transit and expanding the city’s first convention center into fruition. Brown also improved the city’s libraries and beefed up Internet services for the public along with a host of other celebrated maneuvers.

Brown is a member of the Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity and Sigma Pi Phi. Brown is also the founder and CEO of the Brown Group International, which is a business consulting firm. He is also the co-founder of National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE).

(Little Known Black History Facts contributed by the Black Student Union and the Office of Diversity Initiatives

* Tutors for International Students Needed!

Every semester UE receives new international students that are wanting to learn English, but they need our help! If you are interested in befriending an international student to help them with their English and teach them about American culture or would like more information, please email Leslie Trotter at 

* RecycleMania 2015

The 2015 RecycleMania tournament is underway! The competition goes until March 29, and encourages waste reduction and recycling on campuses nationwide.

UE is one of 392 schools participating in 48 states, the District of Columbia and Canada. UE will compete in several weight-based categories that measure recycling and waste reduction per capita, as well as overall campus recycling weights as a percentage of total waste generated.

RecycleMania is about more than simply winning. It is a time to engage the entire campus community in awareness and action to reduce waste, recycle more and protect the environment. More information can be found at

So get ready to recycle! Check upcoming AceNotes for more information on UE’s results, competition activities and more. For questions, call 2697 or email js652.

* Adult leaders needed for student outdoor club

The Venturing Crew will be holding an open house for administrators, faculty, and staff interested in becoming advisors for the crew. The open house will be Thursday, February 5, at 5:15 p.m. in Room 172, Schroeder School of Business Building. We will be talking about the crew’s past activities, our mission, and the role of the advisors. So if you are interested in camping with us, please come to find out what we are about! If you have any questions please e-mail Keith Gehlhausen (kg77). 

* IOL Applications due Friday!

The Office of Cultural Engagement is hiring new International Orientation Leaders. We're looking for responsible, caring, and flexible student leaders who are up to the challenge of welcoming new international students to UE's campus this fall! This is a great opportunity for you to develop leadership skills and gain valuable global experience to add to your resume.

Pick up an application in the Cultural Engagement Office (2nd Floor Ridgway, back of Student Life Suite) or access the application online (

Applications are due February 6th to the Cultural Engagement Office. Email with any questions. 

* Apply for your Degree

All students intending to graduate within the next year need to fill out an Application for Degree card and return it to the Registrar’s Office in Room 106 of Olmstead Hall. This application take 5 minutes to complete and is a requirement for graduation. 

* File the 2015-16 FAFSA by March 10 at

File the 2015-16 FAFSA by March 10 at

Continuing students should file the 2015-16 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to apply for federal, state and University need-based financial aid, including all federal student loans. UE's FAFSA code is 001795.

Filing by March 10 is essential for Indiana residents, and highly recommended for all. Questions regarding the FAFSA should be directed to the Office of Financial Aid (Olmsted Hall, Room 116) at (812) 488-2364, (800) 424-8634 or

IRS Data Retrieval Tool
The IRS Data Retrieval Tool transfers parent and/or student IRS tax information to the FAFSA. The IRS Data Retrieval Tool is available through the FAFSA approximately 3 weeks after the 2014 federal tax return is filed electronically. IRS Data Retrieval can be used for the initial FAFSA or to correct estimated tax information on a submitted FAFSA.

* Weigh in on buses in Evansville! What do you want to see?

The City of Evansville is assessing what needs to be improved with how buses operate in the Evansville area. There is a very short, but nonetheless very important, general public survey on the project website at To show exactly what University of Evansville students, faculty and staff need in terms of functional public transportation you are encouraged to take the time to complete the short survey. Please also pass this along to friends, family, co-workers, etc. 

* Road Trip Host Applications due by Friday!

These are the last days to apply to host for Road Trip! The Office of Admission needs current UE students who live in the residence halls to host prospective high school seniors for Road Trip February 20-22. If you are available, you can apply to host at, by emailing Ashley Ross ( or Kenton Hargis, or stopping by the Office of Admission (OH 104). 

* Admission Ambassador Application

UE Admission Ambassador Applications are now available. Please go to this link to fill out the application: Admission Ambassador Application. Once you fill out the application, send the UE faculty or staff serving as your reference the recommendation form at this link: Admission Ambassador Application Form. Applications can also be picked up in the Admissions Office, Olmsted 104. They can be turned back into Admissions Office. The deadline for admission ambassador applications is Wednesday, February 11. The deadline for the Admission Ambassador Reference is Monday, February 16. If you have any questions, please email Dana Owens at or Lauren Winkler at 



* Professor Lisa Kretz's Allegory of the Alien Invasion Appears in Philosophy Now Magazine

If aliens were to land on our planet, and they were stronger and smarter than humans… and they liked the taste of human flesh… what sort of moral arguments would you make about why we shouldn’t be eaten? How many of those arguments are significantly analogous to those made with regard to non-human animals? Professor Lisa Kretz’s Allegory of the Alien Invasion was just published in Philosophy Now magazine. Philosophy Now has an international readership and provides a forum for engaging in public philosophy – wherein philosophy is made more accessible to a general audience. To see the Allegory go to:

* LinC Yearbook a Finalist for National Award

Congratulations to the staff of the 2014 LinC, a finalist for an Associated Press Association "Pacemaker" award, considered by many to be student journalism's highest honor. UE's yearbook is the only small college finalist. Other finalists include the University of Miami, Michigan State, the University of Oklahoma and Texas A&M. Winners will be announced in late October. 

* Katie Aldred Publishes in the Prestigious Journal Biochemistry

Katie Aldred, visiting assistant professor of biology, has had an article, “The Activity of Quinolone CP-115,955 Against Bacterial and Human Type II Topoisomerases Is Mediated by Different Interactions,” published in the journal Biochemistry. Aldred has also for also been appointed to the editorial board of the Journal of Advances in Life and Natural Sciences, quarterly peer–reviewed journal which publishes original and review papers on the experimental, computational, theoretical, and educational aspects of life and natural sciences. 


Sympathy to...

* Nancy Frazier and Family

Thoughts and prayers for Nancy Frazier, Office of Admission, and family for the death of her father Carlen Gant. A celebration of life will be held at 7 pm, February 5, at Boone Funeral Home East Chapel. Friends may call from 3 pm until time of service. 



* Evansville Basketball tripped up at Illinois State

The University of Evansville men’s basketball team fell to Illinois State by a final of 77-51 in Missouri Valley Conference basketball action at Redbird Arena on Tuesday night.

D.J. Balentine was the leading scorer for UE (16-7, 6-5 MVC), finishing with 12 points. Illinois State (15-8, 7-4 MVC) was led by Reggie Lynch, who had 16.

At the start, Illinois State was hitting everything. After D.J. Balentine posted the first bucket of the game, Reggie Lynch scored four in a row as ISU posted 12-consecutive tallies to go up 12-2 less than four minutes into the game. They hit 5 of their first 7 shots while UE committed four early turnovers, which all resulted in Redbird points. Blake Simmons halted the stretch as he outran the defense for an easy bucket before Jaylon Brown hit a layup to get UE back within six at 14-8.

Minutes later, 3-straight buckets saw the Redbirds take their largest edge at 21-9 as MiKyle McIntosh hit a bucket. After Evansville cut the gap to six (21-15) midway through the half, ISU wrapped up the period on a 22-9 run to take a 43-24 lead at the break.

ISU finished the period shooting 58.6% (17/29) while the Aces checked in at 33%. Daishon Knight and Reggie Lynch had 9 apiece in the half while Balentine led the Aces with 8.

McIntosh struck again on their first possession out of the break, knocking down a three. On the next possession, his jumper gave the Redbirds their largest lead at 48-24. A 13-2 run in the opening minutes of the period gave the Redbirds a 56-26 lead. They would lead by as many as 36 before settling for the 26-point win.

ISU shot 49.2% on the day while the Aces finished at 32.7%. The Redbirds also finished with a slight 39-37 rebounding edge.

Bradley is up next for the Aces as they return home for a 1 p.m. game on Saturday. Tickets are available by calling 812-488-ACES or by visiting the Carson Center or Ford Center ticket offices. Fans who purchase two regular priced tickets to the game will be entered to win a pair of floor seats to the game. Those tickets MUST be purchased at the Carson Center. The floor seat offer ends on Wednesday.

* Michelle Tipton named MVC Swimmer of the Week

University of Evansville senior swimmer Michelle Tipton was named the Missouri Valley Conference Swimmer of the Week on Tuesday afternoon.

Tipton had another stellar meet for the Purple Aces. In the 400 free relay, Tipton teamed with Sam Montgomery, Michaela Kent and Danielle Freeman to earn the win with a 3:33.36.

She also picked up a pair of wins on her own. She took top honors in the 100 free (52.30) and 200 free (1:52.65).

On Saturday, Tipton and the rest of her teammates wrap up the regular season with a trip to Carbondale for a 10 a.m. meet.

* Faculty/Staff Basketball Tickets

Faculty and staff can now pick up their tickets for this Saturday's men's basketball game against Bradley. The game starts at 1:05 P.M. 


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