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Thursday, October 29, 2015

* RSA's Annual Halloween Bash

The Black Widow would like to invite all Purple Aces to her Ball. After her late husband’s mysterious passing, she is a little bored. Now she has something brewing, and it’ll be a howling good time. Come park your broom in second floor of Ridgway University Center on Saturday, October 31. We’ll have a spooktacular good time from 9:00 pm until you creep, crawl, or float on home. All students and their guest are welcome to attend. Plus, it is free with UE ID! Costumes are strongly encouraged. We hope you will come enjoy this bewitching evening filled with some Not-So Evil Elixirs and Ghoulishly Delightful Bites and get caught in the Black Widow’s web of enchantment.

* Changemaker Challenge Final Pitches Today!

Don't miss the Changemaker Challenge Final Pitches today. UE student teams will pitch their ideas for social innovation to a panel of judges comprised of university and community leaders, including Mayor Lloyd Winnecke. Top 3 finishers will share in $3,500 seed money to help bring their ideas to reality. 4:30 - 6:00 p.m. Ridgway University Center, Room 251 Reception to follow. Free and open to the public. For more information, visit or call 812-488-2455.


Upcoming Events

* This Weekend in Music: Guest Artist Piano Recital

The Department of Music is pleased to offer a special event in Wheeler Concert Hall on Sunday, November 1, at 4:00 pm. Guest artist Yan Shen will perform a piano recital featuring works by Claude Debussy, Sergei Rachmaninoff, and American composer Roger Sessions. Yan Shen holds a DMA in piano collaborative arts from the Moores School of Music, University of Houston (studio of Timothy Hester). Prior to her studies in the United States, Ms. Shen received a M.M. in Piano Performance at Wu Han Conservatory of Music in China and a B.M. from Guang Zhou Conservatory of Music. She has won prizes in numerous international competitions, including: Finalist in the 2012 American Protégé International Concerto Competition; Second Prize in the Guang Zhou International Piano Competition; Finalist in the Beijing First International Piano Competition; and Third Prize in the Beijing National Piano Competition. As an active pianist, Ms. Shen has performed solo and chamber works internationally and has collaborated with various leading concert artists. She has also performed as a soloist with numerous orchestras. Recently, she released her first solo album entitled Fantasy, Sonata, Elegy. The on-campus event is free and open to students, faculty, and community members.

* Youth Group Fun Night with the Newman Club!

Do you love meeting new people, trying new things, and, of course, eating food? Join the Newman Club on Tuesday, November 3, from 6:00-8:00 p.m., as we travel to Daylight, Indiana, for a fun night of games and activities with the Youth Group at St. John's Catholic Church. All who would like to come can plan to meet at 5:15 p.m. at the Newman Center. All are welcome! We hope to see you there! Please call/text Kristel at (812) 760-8610 for more information!

* Vertical eXcape Climbing Sign-ups

The Venturing Crew will be going to Vertical eXcape on November 7th, 8PM-midnight, for a rock climbing adventure! We will be having sign-ups in Ridgway University Center on Monday, November 2, 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m., and 5-7 p.m., and Tuesday, November 3, 12:30-2:00 p.m. There is a limited number of spots and it is first come first serve. Venturing Crew Nalgene water bottles and t-shirts can also be bought at this time for $9 and $8 respectively.

* Save the Date - International Bazaar is Nov. 20!

It's that time of year once again - International Bazaar is quickly approaching! Save the date for Friday, November 20. As always, come experience food, culture, performances, and all the energy of UE's international community! Admission for UE students is FREE and General Admission is $10. Information on discounts will be released soon. Keep your eye out for future AceNotes and posters with more information!

* Fiddick Lecture on Friday at 7pm

All are warmly invited to join the Department of History for the 14th annual Fiddick Memorial Lecture. Dr. Steve Gietschier will present “‘From Before Jackie Robinson to After Ferguson.’ American Sports and Political Activism” at 7pm on Friday October 30 in Room 170 of the Schroeder School of Business. His lecture is free and open to the public.

* UE for She Bake Sale Today

UE for She will be hosting a Bake Sale on Friday, October 30, during lunch and dinner hours. For only $1 please support our club and get a delicious treat in the process.

* Big Man on Campus Ticket Sales

The ladies of Zeta Tau Alpha will be in Ridgway University Center from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., today, handing out Think Pink ribbons and selling tickets for Big Man on Campus. BMOC is tonight at 7 p.m.,  in Eykamp Hall, Ridgway University Center. Tickets will be $6 in advance and $7 at the door!

* OSA Soup for Scholarships November 5th

The UE Office Staff Association is holding their annual soup fundraiser on Thursday, November 5, from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm in the lobby of Graves Hall. The meal includes a bowl of soup, dessert and water...all for only $5.00. There will be seating in Graves Hall for you to enjoy your lunch or use to-go containers and trays for easy pick-up for the entire department or your roommates.

Choose from 20 homemade soups and more than 15 different homemade desserts. Soups: Chili, White Bean Tortellini Spinach, Tortellini Soup, Chicken Noodle, Cheesy Potato, Vegetable, Taco Soup, Chorizo, Kale and White Bean Soup, Cream cheese Chicken Chili, Creamy Chicken Taco, Tomato Basil Artichoke, Broccoli Cheese, Potato, Beef & Noodle, Ham & Bean Proceeds help support scholarships for our students.

* Lunch and Lead Thursday!

Meet, eat and discover leadership at Lunch and Lead!

We invite you to our session on Thursday, October 29, from 12:15 pm-1:15 pm. This weeks presentation will be held in conjunction with Social Innovation Week. Join us to hear from our panel includig: 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 at Uncharted International.

Bring your lunch and meet us in Eykamp 251. All members of the UE community are welcome.

For a full schedule and more details visit:

* Phi Alpha Theta Fundraiser

Phi Alpha Theta, the History Honor Society, will be selling Halloween goodies in Ridgway University Center on Wednesday, October 28, through Friday, October 30. Please stop by from 11:00 a.m. -1:00 p.m. or 5:00 -7:00 p.m. each day to satisfy your sweet tooth. All proceeds will help support us attend and present at the upcoming National Biennial Conference. 

* Annual Holiday Art and Crafts Sale

The Department of Art is pleased to announce its annual Holiday Art and Crafts Sale. Everyone in the UE community who creates art or crafts is welcome to participate. This includes faculty, staff, students, spouses, children, parents, relatives and friends.

The date of this year’s sale is Thursday, December 3. Barring another car crashing into the building, the sale will be held in the Melvin Peterson Gallery, located immediately across from campus. Doors will open at 7:00 a.m. and the sale will continue until 6:00 p.m. Participating artists and craftsmen may drop work off the day prior to the sale or on the morning of the sale before the doors open. Vendors do not need to stay with their work as Art Department staff and volunteers will be on site to handle the sale.

If you would like to join in this year’s Holiday Sale, or think you might want to participate but need more information, please contact the Department of Art at or 812-488-2043.

* American Funds Representative will Speak on Global Investing

Chris Conwell of American Funds will be speaking about global investing to UE students on October 29, at 4.00 p.m. in Room 100 in Koch Center. He has 18 years of investment industry experience and serves as a liaison between American Funds and Evansville branch of Hilliard Lyons.

The event is open to the public. For any questions, please contact Walayet A. Khan, research director, Institute of Global Enterprise in Indiana.

* 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. 

* 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.

* Reminder: Service Opportunity Tomorrow!

LEAD Forward, a new group sponsored by the School of Business, is partnering with Uncharted International to hold a drive for a variety of goods they need. We are reaching out to everyone on campus to help donate and make a difference in the lives of these children!

Some of these goods include: toiletries, new flip-flops, hats, new/gently worn clothing, volleyballs/soccer balls, vitamins and Tylenol/Ibuprofen. Collection will be TOMORROW from 10:30 am - 1:00 pm in Ridgway University Center by the information desk.

Interested or have questions? Contact Marks Cannon (mc281), Hassan Taki eddin (ht61), or Kerilynn Pitocco (kp158) for further information. 


Info You Should Know

* Become an RA!

Would you like to develop and hone your leadership skills, meet fun new people, and build a positive community? Consider becoming a Resident Assistant! Applications are available for Spring 2016 (and Fall 2016 if you will be abroad next semester) in Residence Life and at Applications are due by November 4th at 5pm! Email ew156 with any questions!

* Campus Preparations for the Higher Learning Commission Visit

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).

A leadership team of faculty and administrators has been assembled to prepare for the visit. Click here to view a list of leadership team members and to learn more about the process.


There will be free HIV testing at the Health Center on October 30 from 9:00 - noon. Please call 812-488-2033 to set up your free confidential testing.

* EMS Roles and Responsibilities:

This is the second in a series of communications about UE’s Environmental Management System (EMS). It is important for you to be aware of the EMS and to understand your role in supporting it and helping to implement it where appropriate. So far we’ve covered UE’s Environmental Policy, which is CREST – Continuous Improvement, Reduce, Reuse and Recycle, Environmental Compliance, Sustainability and Training and Education).

The item covered today is "Roles, Responsibility and Authority."

In order to have an effective EMS, everyone needs to understand what part they play and what they are responsible for. All University employees and students are responsible for complying with applicable regulatory programs and UE procedures.

For other roles and responsibilities under UE’s EMS, please check AceLink at



* Biology faculty presents research at Ind. Department of Natural Resources meeting.

Assistant Professor of Biology Noah Gordon recently presented work done in collaboration with UE students Maddie Ralph, Kane Stratman, and Anne Steele, and fellow Division One Professor of Biology Dale Edwards at the IN DNR reptile and amphibian technical advisory committee (TAC) meeting. DNR TACs include biologists and other professionals with expertise in Indiana wildlife or habitats. TACs provide information to help DNR identify conservation needs and make recommendations for wildlife and habitats in Indiana. 



* UE Women's Soccer Playing for #2 Seed on Thursday vs. Missouri State

Major postseason scenarios are on the line as the University of Evansville women’s soccer team (4-10-2, 2-2-1 MVC) hosts Missouri State (9-5-1, 3-2 MVC) on Thursday, Oct. 29. The match will be held at Arad McCutchan Stadium and begin at 6:00 p.m. PLAYOFF SEEDING SCENARIOS With a win on Thursday, Evansville would earn the #2 seed and a bye entering the MVC Tournament (Nov. 6-8). There are also scenarios with a tie or a defeat that UE could become either the third, fourth or fifth seed depending on the Illinois State - Indiana State and UNI-Loyola outcomes (Thursday at 6 pm). HOW TO FOLLOW ALONG: AUDIO – WUEV 91.5 FM LIVE STATS – Stat Broadcast WATCH –


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