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Thursday, September 17, 2015

* Purple Visit Day on Friday!

The Office of Admission is hosting a Purple Visit Day Event tomorrow - Friday, September 18. There will be around 80 families on campus for this event. They will be meeting with faculty and staff, attending a class, touring campus, and dining in Café Court.  The visitors will join the UE community for lunch in Café Court between 11:00 a.m.-12:45 p.m. Please give our visitors a warm welcome.

What's Happening Today

* Spanish Club Call Out Meeting Today

¡Hola! Come and meet others interested in Spanish and the cultures of Spanish-speaking countries. Join us for the first Spanish Club meeting of the semester TODAY - Thursday, September 17 - at 6:00 p.m. in Hyde Hall 103. All are welcome to join the club. If you are interested in joining the Spanish Club or if you have any questions, please contact Hannah Mitchell at hm85@evansville.edu. ¡Nos vemos el jueves! 

Upcoming Events

* Circle K Meeting

Interested in volunteer work? Want to fulfill some volunteer hours? Come to our Circle K International meeting on September 29 at 9 pm in Hyde 103.   We help the community, while building relationships throughout the city and school.

* Dessert Sale Today!

The Phi Alpha Delta Dessert Sale is back again this semester! We will be selling cake pops and 4-Layer brownies (both $3.50) today in Ridgway University Center at 11 a.m.-1 p.m. and 5-7 p.m. We take cash and credit/debit card. A portion of our proceeds will benefit Holly's House of Evansville -- a non-residential advocacy center for child and adult victims of intimate crimes. Pre-orders welcome, email kc203. 

* Calling All Dancers!

Are you interested in representing the university while supporting other students? Do you have dance experience? If so, please join us for auditions today at 4:00 pm in the large gym of the Carson Center. For necessary forms and additional information, please contact Coach Brooks via email at sr99@evansville.edu. 

* Fall Cheerleading Tryouts

Come help us cheer on our Purple Aces! Fall Cheerleading tryouts for the 2015 - 2016 season will be held Sunday, September 20 at 11 a.m. in Carson Center. Women and men are welcome! Contact Brent Couch at 746-3466 or bc165@evansville.edu. Hope to see you there!

 

* Be part of a research study!

It’s as easy as breathing! Dr. Kyle Kiesel and students in the Department of Physical Therapy are searching for individuals to participate in a research study investigating the relationship between breathing and movement. Participants should be between 20-50 years old. The testing session is a one-time commitment lasting approximately 45 minutes. Testing takes place Mondays 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Contact aw279@evansville.edu if interested to schedule your testing session. 

* UE Conference for Alumni of the Natural Sciences and Mathematics Is Sept 25-27

The University of Evansville Annual Conference for Alumni of the Natural Sciences and Mathematics is September 25-27. Several events are planned. The public is invited to attend.

The Dr. Guy Banta Distinguished Lecture Series is Friday, September 25 at 3:00 p.m. in Room 102, Koch Center of Science and Engineering on UE’s campus. Speaker Kimberly Fessel will discuss "Playing it by ear -- the art of interdisciplinary STEM"

Fessel graduated from UE in 2006 with a BS in applied mathematics and professional chemistry. She earned an MS in applied mathematics in 2009 and a PhD in mathematics in 2013, both from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Fessel is currently a postdoctoral fellow at the Mathematical Bioscience Institute at the Ohio State University. She is primarily interested in mathematical biology, asymptotic methods, and combining analytics with numerics to arrive at system solutions. Current areas of research include modeling cancer lineage, analyzing glucose-insulin dynamics, and developing a comprehensive model for the transduction of mammalian cochlea. Her talk will touch on this work and describe her own journey through several branches of STEM.

Also on Friday, there will be a Natural Sciences and Mathematics Reception from 5:00-7:30 p.m., in UE’s Melvin Peterson Gallery.

For more information, download the flyer.

* Award Winning Documentary on HPV Epidemic to be Shown on Campus

An award-winning documentary, "Someone You Love: The HPV Epidemic." will be shown on campus on September 23. The showing will be in Eykamp Hall in Ridgway University Center and will begin at 6:00 p.m. and is expected to last until 8:00 p.m.  Admission is free.  

* WUEV Hosts "Bach Meets Baker" Concert Sunday

WUEV will host a concert entitled "Bach Meets Baker" on Sunday, September 20 at 7 pm in Wheeler Concert Hall. The concert will feature one of the world's premiere cellists, Manuel Fischer-Dieskau, as well as Monika Herzig (piano), Jeremy Allen (bass) and Joshua Roberts (drums) playing music ranging from J.S. Bach to jazz legend David Baker and other Indiana Jazz Artists. The event is a fundraiser for WUEV, with tickets being $10, and UE students being admitted free with a valid UE I.D. Pre-order tickets can be purchased on-line at www.uealumnionline.com/WUEVConcertSeries15. 

* Conference for Alumni of the Natural Sciences and Mathematics - Sept. 25-27

The Annual Conference for Alumni of the Natural Sciences and Mathematics is planned for September 25-27. Several events are planned. Faculty, students and the community are invited to attend.

The Dr. Guy Banta Distinguished Lecture Series is set for Friday, September 25 at 3 p.m. in Room 100, Koch Center. The speaker will be Kimberly Fessel. Her topic will be "Playing it by ear -- the art of interdisciplinary STEM"

Fessel graduated from UE in 2006 with a BS in applied mathematics and professional chemistry. She earned an MS in applied mathematics in 2009 and a PhD in mathematics in 2013, both from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Fessel is currently a postdoctoral fellow at the Mathematical Bioscience Institute at the Ohio State University. She is primarily interested in mathematical biology, asymptotic methods, and combining analytics with numerics to arrive at system solutions. Current areas of research include modeling cancer lineage, analyzing glucose-insulin dynamics, and developing a comprehensive model for the transduction of mammalian cochlea. Her talk will touch on this work and describe her own journey through several branches of STEM.

Also on Friday, September 25, there will be a Natural Sciences and Mathematics Reception from 5:00-7:30 p.m., in the Melvin Peterson Gallery.

Alumni events are a great way to stay connected to the University, the science and mathematics faculty, and your fellow alumni. Whether you graduated five years ago or 40, you're still a part of the natural sciences and mathematics family and we want to meet you. Join us for an evening reception, enjoy lively discussion, ask questions, and find out how you can get more involved with the natural science and mathematics programs at UE.

* Semester's first reading series - September 18

Please join the fun folks in Creative Writing today, September 18, at 4 pm at The Slice for the Fall semester’s first #readingseries. This reading will feature fiction from Amanda Alexander and nonfiction from Camille Burger and Erin Willer. The reading will start promptly at 4 p.m., so if you’re looking to enjoy some delicious pizza while you’re there, please arrive early as The Slice can be charmingly slow. Hope to see you all there! 

* Investiture of Atefeh Yazdanparast and Mark Cirino

The Schroeder Family School of Business Administration announces the investiture of Atefeh Yazdanparast as the Mead Johnson Nutrition Endowed Chair in Business Administration and the William L. Ridgway College of Arts and Sciences announces the investiture of Mark Cirino as the Melvin M. Peterson Endowed Chair in English Literature. The Investiture Ceremony will take place on Friday, September 18 at 1:00 p.m. in Neu Chapel. All members of the campus community are invited to attend. 

* Graduate Expo at IUPUI

Register via UE JobLink to attend a Graduate Expo at IUPUI! The event is September 24 from 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

Representatives will attend from IUPUI and more than 40 other college and universities throughout the U.S. You may also be interested in the 50 minute breakout sessions between 10:30 and 1:30 on GRE Test Preparation, Funding for Grad School, and Using LinkedIn.

UE students and alumni should register through UE JobLink. Click Jobs Tab -> Enter 901412 in the search bar (this is the posting number).

UE will provide transportation. There is a $10.00 deposit required that will be refundable upon attendance. Reserve your seat now through Career Development. 

Info You Should Know

* Healthy Lifestyle Fall Challenge Starts Next Week

The Fall Healthy Lifestyles Challenge is September 21 – November 15. Complete rules and a weekly tally form is in AceLink>Wellness>Healthy Lifestyle Challenge. If you want to receive weekly tally forms plus additional health information, please click here to sign up. Please contact mw307@evansville.edu with questions. 

* Volunteering Opportunity at Audubon State Park

There will be a volunteering opportunity at Audubon State Park on Saturday, Sept. 26, from 8:30 a.m.-noon. Meet at the Park Office/Welcome Center. Lunch will be provided

National Public Lands Day is the nation's largest single-day volunteer effort for America's public lands. This year marks the 21st annual celebration and we'd love you to join in. Lunch will be provided for volunteers. This is a great opportunity for church groups, scouts and others to help beautify the park. Volunteers should wear appropriate clothing for the weather and for trail improvement projects.

Groups and individuals interested in volunteering should contact Mark Kellen. Staff Contact: Mark Kellen at (270) 826-2247 or mark.kellen@ky.gov
 

Congratulations

* Ralph Larmann, UE Professor of Art releases 2nd edition, of Gateways to Art

Thames & Hudson, The world's most distinguished publisher of illustrated books on art, history, and design announce the release of the second edition of Gateways to Art by Debra DeWitte, Ralph Larmann (UE Professor of Art), and Kathryn Shields. The text will be available on October 6, 2015. The original Gateways to Art text is currently the market leading art text in the world and has sold over 75,000 copies that are in use on over 300 college campuses across the United States. This new edition has been expanded to include a greater range of iconic artworks and more contemporary art, while still focusing on art as a global phenomenon. Professor Larmann not only contributes the majority of the written content, but also all line art and text design direction.

This is the third text by this author team published 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. On September 4th The Thames & Hudson Introduction to Art received a full page review in the Times of London that endorsed the book, describing its innovative structure as an, “… emphatically multivalent approach that makes this book special.” The Thames & Hudson Introduction to Art will be available in most major museum bookstores in the United Kingdom and elsewhere internationally on September 21st.
 

Athletics

* UE Women's Soccer at Saint Louis on Thursday

The University of Evansville women’s soccer team plays at Saint Louis on Thursday night. The match will be held at Robert R. Herrmann Stadium and begin at 7:00 p.m. CDT. 

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