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Tuesday, November 3, 2015

* Location of November 4 Andiron Lecture Has Changed

The location of the Andiron Lecture set for Wednesday, November 4, has been changed to Room 170 (Smythe Lecture Hall), Schroeder School of Business Building. The event had previously been scheduled to take place in Eykamp Hall in Ridgway University Center. The lecture will still begin at 4:00 p.m., with a social hour at 3:45 p.m.

Richard Maass, University of Evansville assistant professor of political science, will be the speaker for the lecture. His topic will be “Salami Tactics and the Future of U.S. Russian Revelations.”

Since early 2014, Russia has used unmarked soldiers, proxy fighters, and diplomatic maneuvers to annex Crimea and incite a war in Eastern Ukraine. These actions are examples of salami tactics, efforts to expand influence slice-by-slice while avoiding major retaliation. Though Russia’s actions in the current Ukraine crisis might seem unusual, salami tactics have actually been a standard tool of great-power foreign policy for centuries. This lecture fleshes out the concept, offers prominent examples from both Russian and U.S. foreign policy, and predicts that salami tactics will continue to be a common strategy for great powers in the future.

Maass earned his Ph.D. from the University of Notre Dame. He taught international relations at both Notre Dame and Cornell University before joining the UE faculty in 2014. He has published research in International Security, Diplomatic History, Terrorism and Political Violence, and Historical Methods, and is currently writing a book on annexation and U.S. territorial expansion.

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


What's Happening Today

* Schmidt Opera Series presents Death by Aria

The Schmidt Opera Series returns to Wheeler Concert Hall this Friday and Saturday with Death by Aria. The night will feature scenes and arias from a variety of well-known composers including Mozart, Puccini, and Korngold. From Bellini's tragic The Capulets and the Montagues to Offenbach's comic The Tales of Hoffmann, the evening highlights the role of the aria in opera. All scenes will be presented in their original language with English supertitles.

Performances begin at 7:30 p.m. Tickets will be available at the door or may be picked up in the Department of Music in Room 133, Fine Arts Building, between 8:00 am and 4:30 pm, Tuesday through Friday.

Admission is $10 or free for students and employees with UE ID.

* This Week in Music: Wind Ensemble Concert

The UE Wind Ensemble will present its Fall Concert in Neu Chapel this Tuesday, November 3, at 7:30 p.m. Associate Professor of Low Brass and Director of Bands Kenneth Steinsultz will lead the ensemble in performances of music by Percy Grainger. Sir Malcolm Arnold, Donald Grantham, Frank Ticheli, and Eric Whitacre. The concert is free and open to the public. 

* Senior Showcase, "Growth," opening Tuesday

Growth," an art exhibit opening in the Krannert lobby on Tuesday, November 3, features work from senior UE students Brooke Ridenour, Sarah McLear, Troy Burger, Patlyn Lowry, and Ethan O'Rourke. The showcase will be on display through November 16. A reception (including refreshments), open to the UE community and the public will take place Tuesday, November 3, from 11:00 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Please come and support your UE Art Department!


Upcoming Events

* Spanish Film Club to show Los colores de la montaƱa on November 4

The Spanish Film Club plans to show the film Los colores de la montaña in Room126 in Hyde Hall, at 6 pm on Wednesday, November 4. 

The movie is about nine-year old Manuel, who has an old ball with which he plays football every day in the countryside. He dreams of becoming a great goalkeeper. His wishes seem set to come true when Ernest, his father, gives him a new ball. But an unexpected accident sends the ball flying into a minefield. Despite the danger, Manuel refuses to abandon his treasure. He convinces Julián and Poca Luz, his two friends, to rescue it with him. Amid the adventures and kids' games, the signs of armed conflict start to appear in the lives of the inhabitants of 'La Pradera'. 

* Musical Madness Call Out Meeting

Do you like to sing and act? Do you like 80's movies? Do you have friends in your organizations that like these things as well? If so, your organization should participate in Musical Madness this year! There will be a quick call out meeting on Thursday, November 5 at 7:00 pm in Room 75, Schroeder School of Business Building, for anyone interested. Musical Madness is a philanthropy event where different organizations on campus are paired together and write short 15 minute musicals that will be performed over Roadtrip weekend. Only one person from your organization needs to attend this meeting. We hope to see as many groups there as possible! 

* OSA Soup for Scholarships Is Today!

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.

* UE Celebrates Veterans Day - Wednesday, Nov. 11 at 11:00 AM

The campus community, alumni, and friends are invited to celebrate Veterans Day in Wheeler Concert Hall for our annual Veterans Day service. A light luncheon reception will be served immediately following in the lobby of Krannert Hall of Fine Arts.

The special guest speaker will be James MacLeod, professor of history.

MacLeod’s new book, Evansville in World War II, was recently released. He will share what he learned while researching for his book about the 33 Evansville College students who served in the second World War and lost their lives. 

* Evansville in WWII, Book Launch and Reading by the Author James MacLeod

Professor James MacLeod will read from his newly released book, Evansville in World War II, on Wednesday, November 11 at 7:00 p.m. in Room 170 in the Schroeder School of Business Building on the University of Evansville campus.

A chapter of the book is dedicated to the students of Evansville College who lost their lives in World War II and who are memorialized on a monument located on campus.

MacLeod’s book discusses the importance of Evansville to the war effort during World War II. The city manufactured hundreds of ships, thousands of fighter planes, and billions of other materials that made a huge contribution to the Allies’ eventual victory. It was an exhilarating time of great change and opportunity for everyone who lived and worked in the city, but also a period of great challenges and profound loss. MacLeod explains how this industry came to be in Evansville, reveals the enormous impact that it had on its social, economic and cultural life, and analyzes how the city dealt with a time of astonishing transformation.

The book will be for sale at the event for $21.99.

* I-House: Czech Republic

This Wednesday's I-House features Czech Republic with Marketa Trousilova as the presenter!

Marketa is majoring in organizational communication and her favorite hobbies are spending time with her close friends, being a DJ for WUEV, dancing, doing nails, organizing social events and shopping, as well as playing various sports. Her favorite part about UE is the fact that she has been able to create strong relationships between friends and professors on campus. One of her favorite experiences so far has been being an International Orientation Leader - UE is like her second family.

Make sure you guys come out at 7 p.m. to our usual place on the second floor of Ridgway University Center to hear all about Czech Republic! 

* Writing Boot Camp: The "P" Word and Academic Honesty

“But Professor, this author writes so much better than me!” In the Writing Boot Camp: The "P" Word and Academic Honesty, you will learn how to use quotations, paraphrasing and summary to support your research while at the same time giving credit to the intellectual property of your sources. We will also review the techniques of in-text and reference page citation in incorporating outside sources into your papers. Join us on Wednesday, November 4, at 5:00 p.m., in the Writing Center for this important session. 

* Facilitating Anti-Bias Thought at Lunch and Lead Today

Meet, eat and discover leadership at Lunch and Lead!

We invite you to our session on Wednesday, November 4, 12:00 pm-1:00 pm. This week’s presentation is about facilitating anti-bias thought into your own face of resistance, leading though reactions, ignorance, and confusion, all while becoming a “careful”" ally! Our presenters are members of the UE Anti-Bias team.

Bring your lunch and meet us in Eykamp 253-255, Ridgway University Center. All members of the UE community are welcome.


Info You Should Know

* Spring Adoptions are Past Due

This is a reminder to all departments that adoptions for the Spring 2016 are now past due in the UE Bookstore. If you haven't returned your adoptions please do at your earliest convenience. The early the Bookstore gets your adoptions the more likely it is it can provide cheaper textbooks. 

* Paula Heldt receives Employee Excellence Award

Paula Heldt, academic services coordinator in the Office of Academic Affairs, has been named the November 2015 Employee of the Month.

Since joining the University of Evansville in 2000, Paula has shown her support and kindness to students and co-workers.  Paula’s unending energy and enthusiasm has served UE in the Freshman Edge Program, the coordination of May and December commencement ceremonies and Freshman Convocation.   Paula recently spearheaded the inaugural programming of the Study Skills/Time Management services offered to UE students.  All of these things are in addition to her responsibilities in Academic Affairs!

Paula is known to go the extra mile every day in everything she does, whether it is working with students, their parents, faculty, staff or administrators, you can count on Paula to find a solution and carry it out with a smile.

* "Reckless Fellows" book available in the Bookstore

Edward Bujak's book "Reckless Fellows" is available in the UE Bookstore in hardback version. For those who missed getting a copy at his book signing earlier they can be purchased for $35.95. 

* Career Advocate Resume Blitz

From Monday, November 2 to Friday, November 6, send in your resume for an update! Career Advocates will look it over and complete edits as necessary. After resumes are complete, Career Advocates will schedule a follow-up meeting with you about your resume. Please send all resumes to Don’t miss out on this opportunity to update your resume!

If you need to create a resume, email with your name and major and we will pair you up with a Career Advocate who will assist you in the resume creation process.

* Donation Drive: Personal Hygiene Items

For our philosophy class, we are collecting personal hygiene items to give to the homeless. Please help donate new, unused soap, toothpaste, toothbrushes, deodorant, sugarless gum, shampoo, conditioner, tissues, and feminine hygiene products. NO items containing alcohol. We will provide donation boxes in Ridgway University Center from November 2 to November 20. 

* December Graduate Reminder

December graduates are reminded that if you still need a cap and gown and/or graduation announcements you should stop by the UE Bookstore at your earliest convenience. Don't wait until the last minute so that you're sure you have everything in time. Contact the Bookstore is questions. 

* Resident Assistant Application Deadline Approaching!

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 tomorrow, November 4th, at 5pm! Email ew156 with any questions!

* The Higher Learning Commission Campus Visit: How to Prepare and What to Expect

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

Before the Visit
Prior to visiting UE, the peer review team will spend several weeks carefully reviewing UE’s Assurance Argument, verifying assertions made in the argument by examining supporting documents provided in an Electronic Resource Room, and identifying people and groups with whom they want to meet while on campus. In addition to the materials provided by UE, the peer review team will also read any comments submitted to the HLC through the Third-Party Comment process and results of a survey the HLC administers to UE students which will be open from November 9 to November 18, 2015. mpus visit.

During the Visit
While on campus, the peer review team will likely spend time visiting various programs and departments, observing classrooms or co-curricular activities, and meeting with individuals and groups (including open forums with faculty, staff, and students). The HLC Steering Committee has developed a set of sample questions that peer review team members may ask, which is intended to be a helpful guide in preparing for the campus visit.

After the Visit
Several weeks after the campus visit, the peer review team will prepare a draft report, which will be sent to UE to review and correct any errors of fact. The team will then prepare a final report of its findings and recommendations for UE’s accreditation status. UE will receive a copy of this report and have an opportunity to provide a formal written response to the HLC. This response will become part of the official record of the evaluation. The HLC will review the final report and UE’s response and notify UE in writing when the review process is completed and final action by the HLC has been determined.



* NAC&U Posts Article about GAP

New American Colleges & Universities (NAC&U) posted an article about GAP today! To read the article go to:

* LinC wins national award

The LinC was one of only four yearbooks, along with books from the University of Miami, North Carolina State and the University of Oklahoma, that was honored with a 2015 Associated Collegiate Press "Pacemaker" award for its 2014 edition, "Here We Go Again." This is the fourth "Pacemaker" the LinC has won, the highest honor a collegiate yearbook can receive.


* Changemaker Challenge Results

We are pleased to announce the results of the Changemaker Challenge: Evansville Strong - Local to Global held October 29 in Eykamp Hall, in Ridgway University Center.

Five UE student teams presented their ideas for social innovation before a panel of university and community leaders, including Evansville Mayor Lloyd Winnecke, and a general audience. Congratulations to ALL our Changemakers - we are proud of each and every one of you!

1st place ($2,000 seed money): Feel Fit

The team aims to promote a healthier lifestyle for the Evansville community in order to combat one of the city's biggest issues: obesity. Team members are Willian Mallmann, Monica Morales, and Gabriela Tom.

2nd place ($1,000 seed money): E^3 – Evansville Evolving Energy

This team aims to create an awareness campaign for the environment. Team members are Andrea Onyett, Alyssa Murphy, Seong-Woo Song, Tyler Thompson, Spencer Willem, and Tyler Wintermute.

3rd place ($500 seed money): #eNOugh

The mission of this project is to prevent the mental, physical and emotional abuse of students grades in 6-12 in Vanderburgh County by empowering them through education and confidence building. Team members are Raquel Cundiff, Jessie Earle, Megan Fetterman, Mackenzie Harris, Austin Key, Jamie Settlemyer, and Mary Whelan.

Thanks to all our Changemakers, the Social Innovation Club, our judges (Richard Hawley, Lynn Miller-Pease, Alfonso Vidal, Linda White, LaNeeca Williams, Mayor Lloyd Winnecke, and Scott Wylie), and our generous donors including Robert John and Associates, Water Street Partners, and UE's Office of Diversity Initiatives.

The Changemaker Challenge was sponsored by the Institute for Global Enterprise, funded by a grant from Lilly Endowment Inc.



* Missouri State deals Aces 3-0 loss

– Genesis Miranda led the way with 14 kills as Missouri State dealt the University of Evansville volleyball team a 3-0 defeat on Monday night at the Carson Center.

Miranda made 41 attempts on the night and hit .220. After notching a career-best over the weekend at Loyola, senior Gabriela Roman had seven more kills on Monday. Lorena Marquez led UE (8-19, 2-11 MVC) with 19 assists while Kim Deprez posted 26 digs.

Lily Johnson had a match-high 21 kills for the Bears (16-9, 7-5 MVC) while Simone House finished the night with 11.

Evansville had the advantage in the first set, taking a 3-1 lead before seeing it grow to 11-6 on a Stephanie Cerino kill. Missouri State quickly battled back and used a 6-1 run to tie it up at 12-12. They took their first lead at 19-18, but the Aces battled back. A Roman kill saw UE go up 22-20. Following a time out, MSU battled back. A Johnson tally set them on a 5-1 run to finish off the set and a 25-23 victory.

Their momentum carred into the second set, but the Aces battled hard early on. Eight ties led to a 9-9 game as Mildrelis Rodriguez had a kill to tie it up. A 3-0 Bear run gave them the lead for good as they would pull away for a 25-17 triumph and a 2-0 lead.

Johnson was the difference in the third frame, registering 10 kills to clinch the match with a 25-23 victory. In the same fashion as the first game, the Aces put up a battle as a Roman kill saw Evansville go up 11-9. After Missouri State took a 15-13 lead, UE rallied to go up by a 22-19 score on three MSU errors. Just as she did all night, Johnson put MSU on her back, spurting a match-ending 5-1 run to clinch the match.

Saturday will see the Aces head back on the road to face Southern Illinois at 7 p.m.

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* UE Women's Basketball Opens Preseason with 86-33 Win

The University of Evansville women’s basketball team raced out to a first quarter double digit lead and kept adding to their advantage in a 86-33 exhibition victory over Eureka College. Four players scored in double figures on Monday night as the Purple Aces won their preseason opener.

“We want to be able to turn our defense into easy baskets and we did that tonight,” said Evansville women’s basketball head coach Oties Epps. His Aces’ team forced 38 turnovers and converted them into 37 points offensively.

UE struck early by tallying the first 15 points of the contest against Eureka, outpacing the Red Devils 25-5 in the opening quarter. Sophomore guard Kenyia Johnson led all players with six points early on as the Aces had eight players score in the first quarter.

Evansville continued to build on to their edge during the second quarter, extending the lead to 28 by halftime. The Aces shot 48.6% in the first half and limited Eureka to just 17.9% shooting before the intermission.

Ahead 45-17, UE’s defense didn’t waiver as the Aces held Eureka to just seven total points in the third quarter and 16 points overall in the final half.

Redshirt sophomore guard Aaliyah Gaines (13), junior guard Camary Williams (11), sophomore forward Peyton Langston (10) and Johnson each scored double figures in the victory.

When asked about the balanced scoring, Williams said, “Our practice and reviewing of transition plays really helped us share the ball.”

In total, 11 Purple Aces scored in the win.

UE completes their exhibition season when the Aces host Berea College on Saturday, Nov. 7. The contest will be held at the Ford Center in Evansville, Ind. and begin at 12:00 p.m.

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.

For 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.

* UE Men's Soccer Hosts Northern Kentucky and Senior Night on Tuesday

The University of Evansville men’s soccer team (2-13) concludes the 2015 season by hosting Northern Kentucky (8-4-4) on Tuesday, Nov. 3. The match will be held at Arad McCutchan Stadium and begin at 7:00 p.m. CST.

Senior Night
UE will honor four student-athletes, two student managers and a student athletic trainer a pre-match Senior Night ceremony on Tuesday. Those being honored include defender Vince DiPrimio, forward Mark Anthony Gonzalez, midfielder Nick Lewis, and forward Nate Opperman.

How to follow along:
Audio – WUEV 91.5 FM

Live stats – Stat Broadcast

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.

For 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.

* Dates announced for this season's Marty Simmons Radio Show

On twelve occasions this season, University of Evansville men’s basketball fans will have the opportunity to be on hand for the Marty Simmons Radio Show.

Turoni’s in Newburgh will be the weekly host of the show and it will take place on 12 Monday’s between 6 and 7 p.m. Fans can also tune in live on 91.5 WUEV and online at

The dates for this year are:
November 9
November 23
December 14
December 28
January 4
January 11
January 18
January 25
February 1
February 8
February 15
March 1

For all of the latest information on University of Evansville men’s basketball, log on to the sport page on or follow the program on Twitter via @UEAthletics_MBB.

For 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.


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