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Wednesday, October 21, 2015

What's Happening Today

* Spanish Club game night tonight!

The Spanish Club is having a game night tonight, Oct. 21, in Room 173 in the Schroeder School of Business Building at 8:00 p.m. Come out and play some games, speak some Spanish, and help plan for upcoming events! 

* UE Sweatshirt Sale by College Mentors for Kids!

College Mentors for Kids is selling University of Evansville crew necks for $15 this week! There will be a table in Ridgway University Center today noon to 2:00 p.m. You can also send an email to tw151 with your name and size if you would like to order one that way. The money raised will help support the kids in our program!

* Looking for Peace? Come to Adoration and Mass Tonight!

All are welcome to join us at 8:30 p.m. tonight for Eucharistic Adoration in Neu Chapel. It will be followed by short weekday Mass at 9:30 p.m. Fr. Godfrey Mullen, OSB from St. Benedict's Cathedral, will be our celebrant and will be available for confession at 9:00 p.m.

Please call/text Kristel at 812-760-8610 for more information!

* Spanish Film Club to Show a Zombie Comedy on Wednesday, October 21

Join us next Wednesday October 21, at 6:00 pm in Room 126 in Hyde Hall to watch a Spanish-language movie. For more information please contact Jamelyn Wheeler ( or Assistant Professor of Spanish Lorena Andueza ( 

* Writing Center Boot Camp: Academic Writing for International Students: Part 2

Writing Center Boot Camp: Academic Writing for International Students: Part 2 will address academic writing tools such as summary, paraphrasing, in-text and reference citation, note-taking, and creating annotated bibliographies. We will also answer grammar questions as requested by students attending. All students are welcome to this useful workshop on Wednesday, October 21, at 5:00 p.m. in the Writing Center. 

* Flamingo Fundraiser

The ladies of Zeta Tau Alpha will be at tables in Ridgway University Center on October 19-21 running a Flamingo Fundraiser in order to raise money for Big Man on Campus! To send a flock of plastic flamingos to a friend that lives off campus, in a townhouse, or campus owned apartment/house, the prices will be $10 for 5 flamingos or $20 for 10 flamingos. To send a flock of paper flamingos to a friend living in a residence hall, the prices will be $5 a flock or $10 a flamboyance. The flocking will begin on Thursday, October 22. The flocks of flamingos will migrate every 48 hours. There will be an option to pay $10 in order to find out who has sent the flock to you! 

* Newman Club Seminarians Present "Freshman 5" Tonight

Interested in finding out what you can do to help keep your faith alive here on campus? Please come join Ambrose and Tam, our St. Meinrad seminarians, for their evening discussion, "Freshman 5," from 5:00 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. at the Newman Center! Dinner will be provided. We hope to see you there!

Please call/text Kristel at (812)760-8610 for more information!


Upcoming Events

* UE Theatre Presents "Marriage" in May Studio Theatre

The University of Evansville Department of Theatre opens Marriage, by Nikolai Gogol, Friday Oct. 23, at 7:30 p.m., in the May Studio Theatre. The show will continue with performances at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 24, 26, 27, 28, 29, and at 2:00 p.m. on Oct. 25.

Considered to be one of Gogol’s best works, Marriage is a quick-witted play which examines the titular institution. Set on a cold afternoon in St. Petersburg, this satirical story follows the misdeeds of Podkoliosin, an indecisive bachelor, who is forced to wed before the day is out. However, he must first win the affections of Agafya, an anxious young bride seeking the perfect gentleman. Utter chaos ensues! This hysterical play probes the merits of marriage and questions the responsibility of such “holy” unions.

Glyne Pease, a senior theatre performance major from Las Vegas takes the helm as director of the production. The cast includes seniors Henry Ragan, from Herndon, Va.; Erdin Schultz-Bever, from Bloomington, Ind.; TJ Baldassare, from Westminster, Colo.; Brogan Lozano, from San Antonio; Carter Caldwell, from Louisville, Ky.; DéYonté Jenkins, from Portland, Tenn.; junior Sam Schanwald from Pittsburgh; sophomores Kira Vuolo, from Westminster, Colo.; Jennifer E. Cunic, from Knoxville, Tenn.; freshmen Kristopher Adams, from Houston; Kathleen Finch, from College Station, Texas; and Julia Toney, from San Antonio.

The creative team for Marriage includes scenic design by junior Grace Guarniere, from Katy, Texas; costume design by junior Emily Westing, from Zeeland, Mich.; lighting design by senior David Dawson, from Arlington, Texas; sound design by senior Andrew Meyer, from San Antonio; the dramaturg is senior Peter Orkiszewski, from Cincinnati; technical direction by junior Tucker Steinlage, from Buford, Ga.; and the stage manager is senior Kylie Jones, from San Antonio.

Tickets are $11 for adults and $9 for senior adults, students, and UE faculty and staff. UE students may pick up their free student rush ticket beginning at noon on the day of the performance they wish to attend. Seating is limited and patrons are encouraged to make reservations by calling 812.488.2031, Monday through Friday, noon to 5 p.m. 

* UN Day: Syrian Stories

This Thursday, October 22, at 6:30 in Room 170 (Smythe Lecture Hall), Schroeder School of Business Building, the UNICEF Campus Initiative is presenting its first event in the commemoration of the United Nations Day. In order to commemorate UN's Day, we will host the "Syrian Stories" event. Syrian Stories is an event focused on the current situation in Syria making great emphasis on the humanitarian and social aspect of the conflict. We will be showing the documentary "Syria: No Strings" and host a panel discussion lead by executive director of international programs Wesley Milner and a group of Syrian students who will be sharing their stories with us. Milner will discuss the role of the United Nations in the world as well as in the conflict in Syria.

We hope to see you there 

* Social Innovation Week Kicks Off with Institute Speaker Series Guest Derreck Kayongo

Come hear Derreck Kayongo as he talks about his journey from being a child refugee in Africa to becoming a social innovator on the worldwide stage. Better still, he will share pearls of wisdom that can help you with your own social innovation interests. Kayongo founded the Global Soap Project, which focuses on recycling partially used soap from hotels into new soap for vulnerable populations in Africa, South Asia, and the Caribbean. He was also named Top 10 CNN Hero of 2011.

Monday, October 26
The Power of Small Ideas in the Land of Giants
5:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Ridgway University Center, Eykamp 251
Reception to follow
This is an Aces Passport approved event.
RSVP is requested:

Other Social Innovation Week events include:

Thursday, October 29
Lunch and Lead
Social Innovation panelists include Lynn Renne, Associate Pastor of Aldersgate United Methodist Church; Susan Odoyo, Local Attorney, Founder and President of It Takes A Village Dog Rescue, and Treasurer of Friends of Dago; and Geoff Bunting, Director of Operations from Uncharted International.
12:15 – 1:15 p.m.
Ridgway University Center, Eykamp 251
Bring your own lunch

Changemaker Challenge Final Pitches
UE student teams present their ideas for improving Evansville and the world beyond while competing for $3,500 in seed money to help their ideas become a reality.
4:30 – 6:00 p.m.
Ridgway University Center, Eykamp 251
Reception to follow

For more information, visit

All of the above programs are free and open to the public. Contact ck116 for more information.

* GAP Info Session and Free Pizza on Friday!

Students of all majors are invited to attend an information session to learn more about the GAP Program and to hear from previous GAP students about the experience.

The session will be held on Friday, October 23 from 12:00 - 12:50 p.m. in Smythe Lecture Hall, Room 170 in the Schroeder School of Business building.

Free pizza and drinks will be available. Come find out how you can put your unique skills and talents to work in the real world.  RSVP now!

For more information, contact the Institute for Global Enterprise at or visit

* Education, Faith, Spirituality, and Buddhism - Visiting Scholar at UE

On October 28-29, Dr. Jason Goulah, Director of the Institute for Daisaku Ikeda Studies in Education at DePaul University, will be on campus lecturing on topics of educational philosophy, the intersection of education with faith and spirituality, and Buddhism philosophy and practices. All sessions are open to the campus community. Call Dr. Paul Parkison for additional information.

Wednesday, October 28
6:00 p.m.
East-West Ecology of Education: ‘Reuniting’ Dewey and Makiguchi
Room 302, Graves Hall (Educ 490)

Thursday, October 29
11:00 a.m.
Faith, Spirituality, Dialogue and the Curriculum
302 Graves Hall (Educ 100)

12:15 p.m.
Buddhism: Philosophy, Practice, and Social Impact
Harkness Hall, Schroeder School of Business Building
Participants are welcome to bring a brown bag lunch.

Goulah received his Ph.D. in Foreign/Second Language Education from the University of Buffalo, State University of New York. He is associate professor of bilingual-bicultural education and director of the Institute for Daisaku Ikeda Studies in Education at DePaul University, in Chicago, IL. He is also director of Bilingual-Bicultural Education and World Languages Education in the College of Education at DePaul University. Goulah is a former high school teacher of Japanese, ESL, and Russian as foreign and heritage languages. He has served as a research fellow at the Center for Latino Research, as a research and translation fellow at Soka University, Tokyo, and as a research fellow in the Baldy Center for Law and Social Policy in the University at Buffalo Law School.

Goulah’s scholarship has appeared in multiple edited volumes and scholarly journals. He is the editor of Daisaku Ikeda, Language and Education (Routledge, 2013), which received the 2015 Critics Choice Book Award from the American Educational Studies Association, and (with Andrew Gebert) Makiguchi Tsunesaburo (1871-1944): Philosophy in Context (Routledge, 2013). He received the 2009 Stephen A. Freeman Award for best language education research article of the year.

* UE Senior Nursing Project Giveback at Orangeleaf

The Senior Nursing class would like to invite everyone out to Orange Leaf (Burkhardt location) on October 22, as we will be raising funds for our senior project. The funds we raise will help us to buy hygiene items for children in Evansville who are in great need. Please mention the University of Evansville Senior nursing class to your cashier so that 10% of your bill will be contributed to our project. Thank you! 

* Indiana Means Business Career Fair next week

Time is running out! Register now for Indiana Means Business Career Fair.

Register through UE JobLink (Jobs tab --> search for posting 901450

Bus transportation provided from UE. Contact Career Development to reserve your seat.

View registered employers here:

This event is scheduled for October 28, 10 AM - 3 PM EST, Indy Marriott Hotel Downtown.

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


Info You Should Know

* Be part of a research study!

It’s as easy as breathing! Kyle Kiesel, chair of the Department of Physical Therapy, 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 8:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Contact if interested to schedule your testing session. 

* Higher Learning Commission Campus Visit: February 29 – March 2

The University of Evansville will host a visit February 29 - March 2, 2016, with a team representing its regional accrediting agency, the Higher Learning Commission (HLC).

The team will review the institution’s ongoing ability to meet the commission’s Criteria for Accreditation, standards of quality that institutions are expected to address. The Criteria emerge out of a set of guiding values that are grounded in shared tenets of the academic community.

Because the standards against which UE will be evaluated are common expectations at colleges and universities, looking at our policies, practices and outcomes will be more than just an exercise in accountability. It will be an opportunity for us to respond to those things that matter both to us at UE and to the larger higher education community.

Click here to learn more about the HLC and what to expect during the visit.

* Study Areas Available

The Library is scheduled to open shortly, however, if you are looking for places to study, the classroom buildings are open as follows:

Graves Hall -Classrooms and building unlock at 6:30 am and lock at 9:30 pm on Monday – Friday; 8:00 am – 5:00 pm on Saturday; and closed Sunday.

Hyde Hall -Classrooms and building unlock at 6:30 am and lock at 11:00 pm on Monday – Friday; 8:00 am – 11:00 pm on Saturday; and Noon – 11:00 pm on Sunday

Koch Center - Classrooms and building unlock at 6:30 am and lock at 10:00 pm on Monday – Friday; 8:00 am-8:00 pm on Saturday; and noon-10:00 pm on Sunday

Schroeder School of Business Building – Classrooms and Building unlock at 7:00 am and lock at 11:00 pm on Monday – Friday; 8:00 am—11:00 pm on Saturday; and 8:00 am—10:00 pm on Sunday

* Become an RA!

Apply to become an RA! The process is starting for Spring 2016 openings, and for candidates who cannot participate in the selection process held in Spring 2016 for 2016-17 positions (i.e. at Harlaxton next semester)

Pick from two Information sessions at 5:30 pm in the Morton Brentano Pit on Tuesday, October 20 or October 27. Stop by to learn more about the position and ask about the application. Any member of the Residence Life staff will be happy to help you! All applicants must fill out an application and have two recommendation forms turned in by October 28.

Applications and reference forms materials can be found at:

* December Graduates

If you're a December Graduate and you missed Commencement Central last week please stop by the UE Bookstore. If you need a cap and gown and/or graduation announcements you should do so as soon as possible. Those graduating with a Masters degree need to stop by the Bookstore immediately as those garments are custom made. 

* Spring Adoptions Now due

This is a friendly reminder that adoptions for the Spring 2016 term and Intersession are now due in the UE Bookstore. If you have any questions please contact the Bookstore. Timely adoptions benefit everyone. 

* Spring Housing Cancellation Deadline

Students, the deadline to cancel your UE housing contract for the spring semester is November 1. Stop by the office of residence life to cancel your housing contract without penalty for the Spring Semester if you will be:

Attending Harlaxton or Studying Abroad
Having an internship, co-op, or clinical outside of the Evansville area
Moving into a fraternity house
Transferring, withdrawing, or graduating

Requests not falling in the above categories are typically not granted. Requests to move off campus to live with friends or move into an apartment are not sufficient reasons to cancel a UE housing contract. Entering into any other housing agreement or lease with a private landlord will have no effect upon the conditions of your contract with the University of Evansville.

For more information, contact the residence life staff or visit our website at

* October Pcard Cycle Ending

The October Pcard cycle which began September 22 ends on October 21, at midnight. As of October 23, cardholders may schedule and run the October Cycle report. October transactions may be reconciled in SDG2 until October 28. On October 28, the general ledger Pcard file will be uploaded and cardholders will be locked out of (unable to make changes) posted transactions for the October Cycle. 



* Efroymson Family Fund Awards UE Art Department a $15,500 Grant

UE’s Department of Art! The Office of Development and Alumni Relations would like to announce The Efroymson Family Fund has awarded the art department a $15,500 grant to support the Efroymson Family Emerging Contemporary Artists Lecture Series, a Gallery Intern support, Gallery exhibition support and a 3D printer.

The University of Evansville wishes to thank the Efroymson Family Fund, a fund of the Central Indiana Community Foundation, for its support of the arts at UE. Since the fund was established in 1998, it has awarded more than $70 million to nonprofit organizations in central Indiana and beyond. For more information on the Efroymson Family Fund, please visit

* Protecting, Enhancing, and Restoring Native Pollinator Habitat

Cris G. Hochwender, professor of biology, will be giving an invited talk as part of the Hoosier Chapter of the Soil and Water Conservation Society’s (SWCS) Annual Fall meeting at Angel Mounds State Park on November 20. This year’s meeting is entitled “Protecting, Enhancing, and Restoring Native Pollinator Habitat.” Pollinators are in trouble due to loss and degradation of habitat, natural disease, predation, pesticides, herbicides and adverse weather. SWCS works with private landowners who are seeking to provide, improve or restore habitat.

This year, the SWCS is reaching out beyond their members to invite all interested persons. Registration deadline is November 10th. Please join the SWCS at the annual Hoosier Chapter meeting to learn more about the importance of native pollinator habitat, recommended pollinator plants, large scale pollinator habitat, urban pollinator habitat and more. Speakers will include Hamilton Heath, US Fish and Wildlife Service; Jane Hardisty, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service; John Foster, Wessleman Woods; Cris Hochwender, PhD, University of Evansville; Pam Locker, Oaklyn Meadow; and Deborah Schade, Oaklyn Meadow.

The Soil and Water Conservation Society (SWCS) is a non-profit scientific and educational organization of Professional conservationist. SWCS serves as an advocate for the conservation Professional and for science-based conservation policy. The Hoosier SWCS’s mission is to foster the science and art of soil, water and natural resource management, and to promote and practice an ethic recognizing the interdependence of people and the environment.



* Courtney Coverdale named MVC Diver of the Week

Purple Aces sophomore Courtney Coverdale was named the Missouri Valley Conference Diver of the Week in an announcement by the league on Tuesday afternoon.

The Danville, Ind. product had a stellar meet at the Indiana Intercollegiates, registering a pair of top five finishes.

Her highest score came in the 3-meter dive where she finished with a score of 265.95 on her way to a third place finish. She grabbed another top five in the 1-meter event, taking 5th with a score of 244.75.

Coverdale and the rest of the Aces have this weekend off before returning to the pool on Oct. 31 versus Eastern Illinois. The Aces and Panthers tangle at 1 p.m. inside Wyttenbach Pool.

- INFO: For all of the latest information on University of Evansville swimming and diving, log on to the sport page on or follow the program on Twitter via @UEAthleticsSWIM.

- DONATE: For information on giving to UE Athletics or its individual athletics programs, visit the DONATE tab on the top of

- TICKETS: To purchase tickets for University of Evansville athletics events, log on to and click on the TICKETS tab on top of the page.

* Voyvodic and Pickens highlight second day at Dayton

On the second and final day of the Dayton Flyer Invitational, it was Rick Voyvodic and Maria Pickens leading the way for the University of Evansville golf teams at NCR Country Club.

Pickens finished the second round with a score of 81, improving by five shots from her opening round total. She finished the tournament with a 167 and tied for 57th overall. Leading the women was Kayla Katterhenry, who also carded an 81 on Tuesday. Her final score of 158 put her at 18 over par for the two rounds. Katterhenry tied for 20th.

Second on the squad was Giulia Mallmann, who posted identical rounds of 83 to finish with a 166. She tied for 50th. Pickens was third on the team while Maggie Camp took fourth. Camp lowered her round of 86 on Monday by four strokes, tallying an 82 on Tuesday. She completed the event with a 168. Madison Cheney was next up for the ladies, posting an 83 on her way to a final score of 174.

Carly Waggoner played as an individual and improved by nine shots between the first and second days. She totaled 85 strokes in the final round and completed the tournament with a 179. Rachel Marchi shot a 94 in each round to finish with a 188.

Indianapolis and Grand Valley State finished atop the team standings with scores of 610. Indianapolis was credited with the victory due to their fifth player being ranked higher. Kasey Petty of Findlay held on for the victory. Her 4-over 75 in the final round saw her win by one stroke over a tie for second place. As a team, the Aces finished in 12th place.

Rick Voyvodic led the way for the men’s squad on Tuesday, notching a 74 to finish in a tie for 20th place with a 2-round score of 153. That came on the heels of a 79 in the first round. He finished the tournament two shots ahead of Tyler Gray, who registered a 77 in the final round to finish with a 155. He tied for 32nd.

One behind him was the duo of Will Knights and Wil Pahud. They each totaled a 156 in the event. Knights’ rounds checked in at 80 and 76 while Pahud’s totals were 75 and 81. Joseph Addante rounded out the top five with a 163.

Individual Jon Pick took four shots off of his opening-round score. After notching an 87 on Monday, Pick recorded an 83 in the final round to finish with a 170.

Wil Wittman and Austin Winings finished atop the leaderboard with scores of 146, just four over par. Wittman was medalist after defeating Winnings in a 1-hole playoff. His efforts also lead Detroit to the team win. They notched a 598 to finish five shots ahead of second-place Oakland. Evansville took 7th place.

For the men, this marked their final tournament of the fall while the women will host the Braun Intercollegiate on Monday and Tuesday at Oak Meadow Country Club in Evansville.

- INFO: For all of the latest information on University of Evansville golf, log on to the sport page on or follow the program on Twitter via @UEAthletics.

- DONATE: For information on giving to UE Athletics or its individual athletics programs, visit the DONATE tab on the top of

- TICKETS: To purchase tickets for University of Evansville athletics events, log on to and click on the TICKETS tab on top of the page.

* Dolphy Scores His First Goal of the Year in Aces' Road Loss

The University of Evansville men’s soccer team (2-11) suffered a 4-2 road loss at Lipscomb University (5-8-1) on Tuesday night. The Purple Aces held a 2-1 lead just 19 minutes into the match, but the Bisons scored the final three goals of the night for the victory.

“We responded well in the first half to the goal we conceded early,” said Evansville head men’s soccer coach Marshall Ray. “Nate (Opperman) and Desmond (Dolphy) both had goals created by their individual effort to push us into the lead. We had two back-to-back chances to put us up 3-1 but did not convert. We had our chance to put the game away and missed it. We gave up the fourth goal chasing the game looking for the equalizer. The guys battled until the final whistle.”
Lipscomb went ahead with a goal in the fifth minute.

Down 1-0, UE answered back with a 13th minute score from senior forward Nate Opperman. Making his first career start, sophomore defender Cameron Gilreath found Opperman who dribbled up the left wing and scored in the upper corner. Opperman’s second goal of the season evened up the match at one.

Evansville then took their first lead in the 19th minute when sophomore forward Desmond Dolphy seized control of a loose ball in front and deposited it for his first goal of the year.

Trailing 2-1, Lipscomb netted the equalizer in the 49th minute and the go-ahead goal in the 69th minute. The Bisons scored one final time in the 85th minute for the 4-1 victory.

Opperman and senior forward Mark Anthony Gonzalez took a team-high two shots each.

The defeat is the eighth consecutive loss for Evansville.

The Aces return home to host Missouri State and Indiana Youth Soccer Night on Saturday, Oct. 24. All children who wear their youth jersey to the match will receive free admission. The match will be held at Arad McCutchan Stadium and begin at 7:00 p.m.

INFO: For all of the latest information on University of Evansville athletics, log on to the sport page on or follow the program on Twitter via @UEAthletics.

DONATE: For information on giving to UE Athletics or its individual athletics programs, visit the DONATE tab on the top of

TICKETS: To purchase tickets for University of Evansville athletics events, log on to and click on the TICKETS tab on top of the page.

* UE Men's Soccer Hosting Indiana Youth Soccer Night on Saturday

The Purple Aces return home to host Missouri State and Indiana Youth Soccer Night on Saturday, Oct. 24. All children who wear their youth jersey to the match will receive free admission. The match will be held at Arad McCutchan Stadium and begin at 7:00 p.m. 


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