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Wednesday, February 25, 2015

* IP Phone Upgrade Scheduled for Thursday, February 26, 8:00 PM

OTS will be performing an upgrade to our IP Telephony system on Thursday, February 26, beginning at 8:00 pm. We don’t anticipate any outages to phone systems across campus except for two expected reboots of the IP phones themselves as their firmware is updated. We expect the upgrade to take a total of 4 hours to complete. Please contact the helpdesk at 2077 or should you experience any issues after the upgrade has been completed. 


What's Happening Today

* World Bank Economist Will Speak to UE Students

Dr. Farrukh Iqbal will be speaking to UE students via video conferencing (from his office in Washington DC) at 4.00 p.m. in Smythe Lecture Hall (Room 170), Schroeder School of Business Building on February 25. The title of his presentation is: "Global Economic and Financial Prospects: Turning a Corner or Running into a Wall?"

Since obtaining a PhD in Economics from Yale University in 1981, Dr. Iqbal has been affiliated with the World Bank in Washington DC, most recently as Country Director in the Middle East Region. He has graciously accepted an invitation to speak to UE students from Walayet A. Khan, Research Director, Institute of Global Enterprise in Indiana and Professor of Finance. The event is open to the public. The Institute for Global Enterprise is funded by a grant from Lilly Endowment Inc.

* AcesTV Viewing Party

Come support the men's basketball team as they take on Northern Iowa. An Aces TV Viewing Party is planned for the night of the game - Wednesday, February 25 from 8-10:30 p.m. in Rademacher Lounge (by the pool tables) in Ridgway University Center. There will be free popcorn! 

* I-House: United Kingdom and Ireland

It's time for I-House again! This week's presentation on Wednesday, February 23, will be not only about one country but TWO! Students from the United Kingdom and Ireland are both going to present about their countries!

Phil Tombs will be presenting about United Kingdom! His major is biology and he loves to play rugby and hockey, and to travel. His favorite part about UE is that he is "experiencing different cultures and independently living on the alternate side of the world to everything I grew up with. Fulfilling every English person's wish to see America at least once"

Maeve will be presenting on Ireland! Her major is economics and finance and her hobbies are Gaelic football, outdoor adventure, playing guitar and traveling at every opportunity. Her favorite part about UE is being immersed in a new and different culture.

They have so much planned for you all so come and see what they have in store! 

* National Eating Disorders Awareness Week

The goal of National Eating Disorders Awareness Week (#NEDAwareness Week) is to put the spotlight on the seriousness of eating disorders and to improve public understanding of their causes, triggers and treatments. This year the National Eating Disorders Association is focusing on the importance of early intervention and recognizing the diverse experiences of people personally affected by disordered eating. Too often, signs and symptoms are overlooked as insignificant behaviors when in fact many of these are early warning signs of eating disorders. UE Counseling Services is pleased to offer an online screening tool if you are concerned about food or your exercise habits, with additional resources listed to provide support. Call Counseling Services at 488-2663 with questions or concerns.

* Writing Center Boot Camp: Introductions and Conclusions

Learn to incorporate vivid language into your introductions and conclusions, and learn how outlining can help organize your thoughts and make writing your essays easier. Whether you’re writing a research paper or just want to make your writing more compelling in general, it’s all about detail and organization! Join us on Wednesday, February 25, at 5 p.m. in the Writing Center for this useful session. 


Upcoming Events

* Interested in Law?

Interested in law? Contemplating law school? Or just know the opener to SVU like the back of your hand? Join UE’s chapter of Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity, for our call-out/informational meeting, Thursday, February 26, from 4:15-5 p.m. in Schroeder School of Business Building, Room 272. ALL MAJORS WELCOME. Come learn about PAD's history as well as networking opportunities. Refreshments will be served. Don't miss out! We hope to see you there!

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* Fish Friday in Cafe Court

In observance for the Lenten season, Café Court will be serving fish on Fridays at Grill 155. 

* Netherlands Chef to Visit Cafe Court

On February 26 and 27, Chef Hilko Van Eedden from The Netherlands will be serving cuisine from his country. He will be preparing dishes during lunch and dinner on February 26 and on February 27, he will be serving lunch. 

* International Club's Indoor Wall Climbing!

Join the members of the International Club on Friday in their wall climbing adventure! Make sure you signup in Ridgway University Center Lobby this Tuesday and Wednesday!

* Spanish Film Club to Show Movie by Winner of Best Director Oscar

Join us this Saturday evening, February 28, to watch two Spanish-language movies by the director who recently won the Oscar for Best Director and best film. The first movie will be screened in Hyde Hall 202 at 4:30 pm, and the second one in Room162 in Schroeder School of Business Building at 7:00 pm.  For more information please contact Francis Prexl-Orti ( or Dr. Lorena Andueza ( 

* Free HIV Testing

There will be free HIV Testing at the Health Center on February 27. To make your confidential appointment call 488-2033. 

* Department of Theatre presents DANCING AT LUGHNASA

The University of Evansville Department of Theatre proudly presents Brian Friel’s Dancing at Lughnasa, opening Friday, Feb. 20, at 7:30 p.m., in Shanklin Theatre. Additional performances are at 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 21, 26, 27, 28, and at 2:00 p.m. on Feb. 22 and Mar. 1.

Written by one of Ireland’s most important playwrights, this poignant tale garnered the 1992 Tony Award for Best Play. Inventively told through the eyes of an adult harkening back to memories of his youth, the play centers on the daily life of the five Mundy sisters. On the verge of the Industrial Revolution, the opening of a nearby knitting factory threatens their simple home-based livelihood in the bucolic County Donegal. In contrast to their worries about the future, the family’s first wireless radio allows the sisters to experience a spirit of freedom and an opportunity for expressiveness that was previously missing in their traditional Irish Catholic household. This lyrical story is rich in its portrayal of the complex kinship of sisters and the authenticity of family life.

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 12 noon on the day of the performance they wish to attend. Tickets may be purchased by calling (812) 488–2031, Monday through Friday, 12 noon to 5 p.m. 

* Commencement Central for May Graduates

All May graduates should attended Commencement Central to finalize their graduation plans. On Monday, March 2, it will be located upstairs in the Ridgway Center from 4-6:30 p.m. On Tuesday, March 3, it will be outside the Bookstore from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Attend either session and it only takes a few minutes, although Monday's session is usually a little longer due to a larger turnout. You will meet with the Registrar, Alumni, and Career Planning offices as well as purchase your cap and gown and/or announcements if desired. The Josten's ring rep will also be present to discuss your class ring options too. Prizes and food will be offered as well. Mark your calendars today! 

* 2015 UE Health and Fitness Fair

The annual Health and Fitness Fair is Thursday, February 26 for all students, faculty and staff. Come join the fun in the Fitness Center gym. Over 25 vendors will be participating from 11:00 am - 2:00 pm. Admission is free. Register for free prizes and giveaways!

* Federal Loan Repayment Counseling Session Required for Spring Graduates/Transfers

Students who have received Federal Direct Loans while attending UE and plan to graduate, withdraw, or transfer are required to attend a Loan Repayment Counseling Session. The Office of Financial Aid will hold the first of three sessions this semester on March 2 from 6:00-6:30 p.m. in Ridgway University Center, Eykamp 251. Future sessions will be held on April 29 at 2:00 p.m. and May 8 at 11:30 a.m. in Eykamp 251. 


Info You Should Know

* Wellness Nurse Visit Feb. 25 Cancelled

The employee wellness nurse will not be on campus Feb. 25. The next visit is Wednesday, March 4, from 1 - 3 p.m., in the Fitness Center lobby.

* College of Engineering and Computer Science Celebrates Engineer's Week

The College of Engineering and Computer Science is hosting the 18th Annual Engineer's Week Banquet this Wednesday evening in celebration of National Engineer's Week. Founded by the National Society of Professional Engineers in 1951, EWeek (February 22–28) is dedicated to ensuring a diverse and well-educated future engineering workforce by increasing understanding of and interest in engineering and technology careers.

This year's banquet is hosted by the Student Chapter of IEEE and The Dean's Advisory Council. The keynote speaker is Mary Kay Peck ('75), founding principal of MKPeck Associates. Tau Delta Kappa candidates for 2015 will be introduced and two deserving students will be awarded the prestigious James Hall Award and, new this year, the PR Brown Engineering Spirit Award.

* Register for the 2015 Leadership Conference Today!

Are you ready to take "The Next Step" in becoming a better leader? Register today to attend UELA's second annual Leadership Conference! This year's conference will be held Saturday, March 21, from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. in Eykamp Hall, Ridgway University Center, and will feature professional speaker Michael Miller as our keynote presenter! You can register online at, or at our tables in Ridgway University Center Lobby on Monday, February 23-Wednesday, February 25. Online registration closes Friday March 6. For more information, please contact ka112. 

* Buy Gift Baskets and Flex Dollars ONLINE!

Don't hurry to the post office with a care package! You can buy your child a gift basket online or add Flex Dollars to their account with the click of a button! Perfect for Finals Week, a "Get Well Soon" basket and MORE!

Simply go to: and click on the "Shop Now" tab to get started! 

* Opportunity for Outstanding Students: FYS Teaching Internships for Fall 2015

FYS offers outstanding juniors and seniors a 3 credit hour teaching internship (FYS 499) that will provide the opportunity to assist in the instruction of First-Year Seminar courses. Teaching Interns (TIs) will work under the supervision of FYS faculty, working closely with them in and out of the classroom. TIs will attend FYS classes and model good academic behavior, help to facilitate discussion, work one-on-one with students on writing, and serve as a peer mentor and tutor to FYS students and a liaison between FYS faculty and students.

Interested students should contact Dr. Valerie Stein at for more information and an application.



* Screening Developed by Plisky and Kiesel Used by Milwaukee Brewers Major League Team

Phil Plisky, assistant professor of physical therapy, along with members from the UE/ProRehab Sports Residency Program conducted injury prevention screenings for the Milwaukee Brewers Major League Baseball team in Arizona over the weekend.  The testing was implemented last year and the team saw a dramatic reduction of time-loss injuries last season going from 22nd in the league in lost player days to 2nd.  The screening involves specific tests developed and researched by Plisky and an algorithm to categorize injury risk developed by Plisky and Kyle Kiesel, professor of physical therapy and Department Chair.  This injury prevention model is used by a wide variety of high school, college and professional sports teams.  Plisky and Kiesel are currently part of a team conducting their second large research project utilizing the testing and algorithm to reduce injuries in the US army.  

* Maass presents at International Studies Association conference

Richard W. Maass, assistant professor of political science, presented a paper titled "Democracy and Annexation" last week at the annual conference of the International Studies Association in New Orleans. A spin-off of his book manuscript, this paper asks why annexation has become rare in great power politics, arguing that the spread of democracy among the great powers may be responsible. 



* UE Men's Soccer Team Spring Match vs. Louisville City FC Cancelled

The University of Evansville men’s soccer team Wednesday night match at Louisville City FC has been postponed due to inclement weather.

The next spring match for UE will be against NAIA National Power, Lindsey Wilson, at home on Wednesday, March 25. Lindsey Wilson has made the NAIA National Final Four in two of the last three seasons (2012, ‘13). The match will be at Arad McCutchan Stadium and start at 7:30 p.m.

* UE Baseball Home Series vs. Oakland Cancelled

Due to unplayable field conditions, the University of Evansville baseball weekend series against Oakland has been cancelled.

The Purple Aces (4-2) will play at #1 Vanderbilt next Tuesday, March 3. First pitch is scheduled for 4:00 p.m. at Hawkins Field.

UE is back at home on Friday, March 6 for a weekend series against Western Illinois. The four game set begins with the series opener at 6:00 p.m. on Friday. The teams will then have a doubleheader on Saturday, March 7 at 1:00 p.m. and the series finale on Sunday, March 8 at 1:00 p.m. All games will be held at Braun Stadium in Evansville, Ind. 

* Faculty/Staff Basketball Tickets

Faculty and staff can now pick up their tickets for this Friday's Women's Basketball game (2/27) and Saturday's Men's Basketball game (2/28). Saturday's Men's game will also be the final home game of the season and senior day.


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