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Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Upcoming Events

* University of Evansville Andiron Lectures for Coming Year Announced

The first lecture of this year’s University of Evansville Andiron Lecture Series is set for September 2. UE professor of biology Cris Hochwender will be speaking on “Sustaining Wildlife: Enhancing Native Plant Diversity at Vectren Conservation Park, in the Native Plant Garden in Koch Courtyard, and in Your Backyard.”

All the lectures in the series are at 4 p.m. in Eykamp 252 in Ridgway University Center, with a social hour at 3:45 p.m. They are free and open to the public.

Other lectures in this year’s series include:

October 7: “The Antithesis of Justice” – Matthew Hummel, UE alum and paralegal for the Vanderburgh County Public Defender Agency

November 4: “Salami Tactics and the Future of U.S. Russian Revelations” – Richard Maass, UE assistant professor of political science

December 2: “Evansville on the Ohio” – Thomas Lonnberg, curator of history at the Evansville Museum of Arts

February 3: “Emotional Responsibility and Teaching Ethics: Student Empowerment” – Lisa Kretz, UE assistant professor of philosophy

March 2: “The Hunt for Dark Matter” - Angela Reisetter, UE assistant professor of physics

April 13: “The Prophets of Penzance: The Wesleys Take Cornwall and Devonshire (and They’re Probably Way Cooler than You Thought” – Mitch Gieselman, UE alum and pastor at Aldersgate United Methodist Church

For more information, please call 812-488-1070 or 812-488-2589.


Info You Should Know

* UE Bookstore Move in Weekend Hours

The UE Bookstore will have extended hours during Move-In Weekend, August 21-23. On Friday, August 21 the store will be open 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., on Saturday, August 22, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., and Sunday, August 23, from noon to 3 p.m. Regular store hours start Monday, August 24. 

* Fehn House Available for University Guests / New Rates for 2015-2016

Reservations for the University’s guest house, the Fehn House, are now being handled through the Office of Alumni and Parent Relations. The house has four guest rooms available for short term stays and is located at 519 S. Rotherwood Avenue. Starting September 1st, the price for having guests stay at the Fehn House will be $60 per night. To make a reservation, visit the marketing area within Acelink (

Questions? Please contact the Office of Alumni and Parent Relations at extension 2586 or

* Innovation and Re-Investment Fund Application Deadline Extended; Awarded Proposals Available to View

The submission deadline for the next round of proposals has been extended to September 30. Application material can be found in AceLink by clicking “Areas” and then “Programs Task Force.”

Also, those proposals awarded in the first round are now available to view. You will find the awarded proposals in the same Programs Task Force area on AceLink.

Should you have questions about the next round of proposals, please contact Programs Task Force chair, Shane Davidson, at sd10 or ext. 2477. 

* Discounted Parking Permits for UE License Plate Holders

Students, faculty, administrators, and staff who sport the UE State of Indiana license plate in 2015 (new and renewal plates) will receive a $25 discount off the UE parking permit fee for 2015-16. The registration process for the plates is now handled through the state. If you want to purchase or renew a UE plate, visit If you already have your 2015 UE plate, bring your State of Indiana vehicle registration to the Office of Safety and Security when you purchase your parking permit for the new academic year. If you have not registered your vehicle yet, you will need to pay the full parking permit fee and then bring your registration to the Office of Safety and Security to get a credit for $25. If you have any questions, contact 

* Welcome back to a Tobacco-Free campus!

In support of the health and wellbeing of the campus community, the University is now Tobacco-Free. New this Fall, the use of all tobacco products and electronic smoking devices (e-cigarettes) are now prohibited at school sanctioned and/or sponsored activities or functions on campus.

The use of these products and devices is also prohibited in all University buildings, residential housing, approved University housing, rental properties, grounds, athletic facilities, parking lots, University-owned or leased vehicles, and privately owned vehicles on University grounds.

A full description on this policy and available resources can be found here: 



* Kiesel Conducts Lectures in Singapore on Injury Prevention

Kyle Kiesel, professor and chair of Physical Therapy Program just returned from a week in Singapore where he served as a Health Manpower Development Plan Visiting Expert for the Ministry of Health. He conducted 10 different lecture/learning sessions to over 300 physical therapists, physicians and podiatrists regarding research and clinical application of injury prevention through movement screening, testing, and assessment.  

* Atefeh Yazdanparast's special session at the 2015 American Marketing Association Conference

Atefeh Yazdanparast has programmed a special session on “Future Trends in Marketing of Higher Education: Special Focus on Business Schools” at the 2015 American Marketing Association Summer Marketing Educators’ Conference in Chicago. The special session was proposed and sponsored by the Marketing of Higher Education Special Interest Group, chaired by Atefeh Yazdanparast. Special session speakers were Michael Ahearne, University of Houston, Jagdish Sheth, Emory University, Ravi Dhar, Yale University, Donald Bacon, University of Denver, and Bridget Akinc, Boston College. 

* Text Co-written by Ralph Larmann to be Published in September

Thames & Hudson, the world's most distinguished publisher of illustrated books on art, history, and design announce the release of The Thames & Hudson Introduction to Art by Debra DeWitte, Ralph Larmann (UE Professor of Art), and Kathryn Shields.

International release of this text will take place on September 6, when it will be available everywhere outside the U.S. This text has been adopted by and recommended for preparation for the Art and Design Oxford Cambridge and RSA Examinations (OCR). The OCR is one of the five main examination boards used to measure qualifications for awards and achievement in subject areas in England, Wales, and Northern Ireland.

The Thames & Hudson Introduction to Art is also available outside the UK in the many countries where Thames & Hudson distributes books. There are plans to translate the text into Korean and other languages to be announced at a later date.

This is the second text release that Larmann has been part of this year. In January the Gateways to Art AP edition was released for use by high school students who are seeking advanced placement in college art history. This hard copy version was recommended by the College Board as one of only seven texts highlighted by the organization. The original Gateways to Art text is currently the market leading art text in the world and has sold over 75,000 copies. The second edition of that text is due later this Fall.

* Rania Mousa's Teaching Presentation at the American Accounting Association Conference

Rania Mousa has led an interactive roundtable teaching session on the "The Usage of Board Games to Enhance Financial Accounting Knowledge" at the Annual Conference of the American Accounting Association held in Chicago, Aug. 8-12. Mousa has been assigning "Monopoly Project" as an integral component of her Financial Accounting Principles course (ACCT 210) for five years, and was proven to be a successful and enjoyable learning tool to enhance students' skills in processing basic financial information and building financial statements. The teaching session was attended by 33 accounting faculty members coming from multiple universities across the U.S. and the world. 

* Young Kim Publishes Two Articles

Director of International Studies Young KIM has recently published two articles. One entitled “Economic Transition in China and Russia” is in the European Scientific Journal. The other entitled “Institutions and Voter Turnout in the Post-Communist States” is in the Comparative Democratic Studies

* Jeff Chestnut, Brookelle Bailey and John A. Johnson to Appear in Victory Theatre Play

A group of local actors and musicians - including a UE employee, student and alum - are performing in “Yet Holding On”, a musical stage play, at the Victory Theatre on August 22 at 7:00 pm. UE’s own Jeff Chestnut (Fitness Center director), Brookelle Bailey (student), and John A. Johnson (alum) are performing in this play and would love your support on the night of the show. Tickets are available at the Ford Center Ticket Office and are $22 in advance and $27 on the day of the show, so get your tickets early! 



* University of Evansville Women's Soccer Named 2015 MVC Preseason Favorite

The University of Evansville women’s soccer team was named the 2015 Missouri Valley Conference favorites in the annual Preseason Coaches’ Poll released by the MVC on Monday. UE has won six MVC Regular Season Championships and six MVC Tournament Championships in program history. The Purple Aces are also hosting the 2015 MVC Championship in Evansville November 6-8 at Arad McCutchan Stadium.

Four UE student-athletes also received preseason honors as junior midfielder Brownyn Boswell, senior goalkeeper Simone Busby, and sophomore forward Montana Portenier were named to the preseason All-Conference Team. Sophomore midfielder/forward Nicki Baham received honorable mention.

Evansville finished 11-6-3 in 2014 with the second best mark in the MVC regular season. The Aces were also runner-ups to Illinois State in the regular season and conference tournament championship last season.

Coach Krista McKendree’s team will look to stop the two-time Illinois State Redbirds run as MVC regular season champions.

The Aces return 19 letterwinners (nine starters) from last year’s team. Some of UE’s key returners include Boswell (2014 team leader in goals, 2014 MVC First Team), Busby (two time MVC Goalkeeper of the Year) and Portenier (2014 MVC All-Freshman Team). Other returning starters include senior midfielder Allie Arguello, junior midfielder Colleen Dierkes, junior defender Emily Richardson, sophomore defender Olivia Schafer, senior forward Kayla Smith and senior defender/midfielder Abby Springer.

Additionally, Evansville also has seven freshmen including defender Morgan Langhammer, midfielder Molly Lear, forward/midfielder Tess Lombard, midfielder Paige Niemeier, midfielder/forward Jess O’Shaughnessy, forward Sara Osinski and defender/forward Sierra Pagan.

UE starts the regular season at home against Xavier on Friday, August 21. The match will be held at Arad McCutchan Stadium and begin at 7:00 p.m. CDT

For all of the latest information on University of Evansville women's soccer, log on to the sport page on or follow the program on Twitter via @UEAthleticsWSOC.

For more information on giving to UE Athletics or its individual athletics programs, visit the DONATE tab on the top of . To purchase tickets for University of Evansville athletics events, log on to and click on the TICKETS tab on top of the page.

* Walk-On Tryout for Women's Tennis

 The women’s tennis team will be holding walk-on tryout for any female student interested in join our Division I varsity tennis team. Any student who wishes to tryout must have a physical PRIOR to trying out. A free physical can be obtained on August 25, at 6:30 pm, at the Carson Center, otherwise physicals may also be performed by your individual health provider at your own cost.

All students who wish to participate in athletics must complete the forms found at the following link:

Tryouts will be held on Thursday, August 27, at the UE campus courts at 12 pm and Monday August 31, at 6 pm.

Those who are interested in trying out should contact Head Coach Jayson Wiseman via email at by no later than Wednesday August 26 at 5 pm.



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