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Wednesday, November 4, 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.

* Fehn House Open House Today from 3 – 5 PM

TODAY from 3 – 5 p.m., there will be an Open House at the Fehn House (located at 519 S Rotherwood Ave next to the Adult Education building.) The Fehn House is the University guest house open for use by all University departments and student groups. Feel free to stop by to see the house and get information on our services and additions. We would love to hear feedback from all who come. Free snacks will be provided. We hope to see you then. 


What's Happening Today

* Piper Kerman, author of Orange is the New Black, in Evansville – Tonight

One Book One Community of Southwestern Indiana is excited to welcome Piper Kerman, author of Orange is the New Black, to Evansville tonight, November 4, at the Victory Theatre, 7:30 p.m.

Have your questions ready for the Q & A after her presentation, and don't forget about the book signing that follows. Bring your own book or purchase one at the event. See you there!

For more information, visit

* Newman Club Presents Small Groups With the Seminarians!

All are welcome to come share their faith, fellowship, and a simple supper with our seminarians, Ambrose and Tam, tonight from 5:00-5:45 pm at the Newman Center. These small group sessions are a great way to not only meet fellow students but to also ask and reflect about your faith. We hope to see you there!

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

* Catholic Mass Tonight at Neu Chapel!

All are welcome to join us at 9:30 p.m. tonight in Neu Chapel for UE Newman Club's short weeknight Mass. Fr. Christopher Droste of Annunciation Parish will be our celebrant and will be available for confessions beginning at 9:00 p.m.

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

* Spanish Film Club to show Los colores de la montaña 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'. 

* 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.


Upcoming Events

* Highlights of From the Ashes Documentary to be Shown at Willard Library

Joe Atkinson will be showing highlights of Court Street Productions’ latest work, From the Ashes, on Monday, November 9, 6:30 p.m., in the Browning Gallery at Willard Library. This event is free and open to the public, but reservations are appreciated. Register online at

From the Ashes is a documentary of the 1977 plane crash that killed that killed 29 people, including the entire UE men’s basketball team. Atkinson, a UE alumnus and digital multimedia specialist in residence in UE’s Department of Communication, edited the film.

For more information on the documentary, go to

* International Education Week: November 16-20

Mark your calendars for International Education Week. IEW events begin on Monday, November 16, with the Study Abroad Fair and the Featured Panel. For details about all the IEW events, visit

* 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.

* 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.

* Runners and Walkers wanted!!

Join other walkers, runners and philanthropists on December 12, at 9 am, at the downtown Old National Bank Building to participate in this year's Jingle Bell Run. This 5k raises funds and awareness in hopes of finding a cure of arthritis.

Use the UE discount code below for $5 off any type of registration!




Info You Should Know

* Support Our Troops with "Operation: Care Package"

In honor of Veterans Day, Pi Gamma Mu honor society is sending good will to our troops deployed during the holidays in the form of care packages, and WE WANT YOU!

For $40, you can sponsor one of four themed care packages, which includes the contents, decoration, and, shipping.

The four themes are:
"Thankful for Your Service" - fall and Thanksgiving-themed items
"A Little Piece of Home" - comfort foods and reminders of home
"Good for a Rainy Day" - games, books, and puzzles
"Our Support Comes Naturally" - healthy food and fitness items

In addition, you can choose the military branch and gender of the service member who will receive your care package, and include a personalized note of support for our troops! Who can sponsor a care package? Anyone! Individuals, departments, programs, organizations, teams, community members, and anyone who wants to support our troops! You can sponsor as many care packages as you want, and each can have a different theme and/or military branch!

To participate, the order form can be found at:

For more information, contact faculty sponsor, Mari Plikuhn, assistant professor of sociology, at or 812-488-2707. The care package drive runs through November 20. 

* Winter 2015 Commencement Location Change

The winter Commencement ceremony will now be held in Neu Chapel at 3:00 pm on December 16. Graduates must arrive by 2:30 pm and report to Grabill Lounge in the basement of Neu Chapel. Please visit the website for additional Commencement information: 

* Fire Prevention and Safety

Recent UE fire drills have highlighted some very important points to be aware of, for your safety and that of others:
• When you hear a fire alarm, always treat it seriously
• Evacuate the building promptly and stay out until directed to return
• Use the closest exit – seconds can make a difference in a fire
• It is OK to use emergency doors during a fire alarm
• If you are the last one out of a room, close the door behind you

For good information on fire prevention, see the NFPA's Fire Prevention website:

* 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. 

* Holiday Season Hours

The University of Evansville will be closed during the holidays to allow our employees to enjoy this special time with their families.

The following November-December-January holiday schedule will be observed:


Wednesday, November 25, 2015 – close at noon
Thursday, November 26, 2015
Friday, November 27, 2015

Christmas/New Year’s        

Wednesday, December 23, 2015, through Friday, January 1, 2016 – returning on Monday, January 4, 2016

* Resident Assistant Application Due Today!

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 today 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.


* Azarian Published an English Account of a Fifteenth Century Lost Mathematics Treatise

Mohammad K. Azarian, professor of mathematics, published an English account of the treatise Risala al-watar wa'l jaib ("The Treatise on the Chord and Sine") in Forum Geometricorum. The most essential part of this treatise is about the calculation of sine and chord of one-third of an angle with known sine and chord. This treatise is one of the most significant mathematical achievements of the Persian mathematician and astronomer Ghiyath al-Din Jamshid Mas'ud al-Kashi (known as Jamshid Kashani). The original Arabic manuscript which was completed between 1424 and 1427 is lost. However, several of Kashani's colleagues have written commentaries in Persian as well as Arabic regarding this treatise. Azarian's account is based on the commentaries by the Persian astronomer and mathematician Nizam al-Din `Abd al-`Ali ibn Muhammad ibn Husain al-Birjandi, who was Kashani's student and colleague. Mathematics historians believe that Kashani's algorithm was the most fascinating and creative method of approximation and it was the most significant achievement in medieval algebra.



* Two men's swimmers earn weekly honors

Purple Aces swimmers Daniel O’Brien and Ethan O’Rourke each earned Swimmer of the Week honors on Monday for their efforts against Eastern Illinois over the weekend.

Senior Ethan O'Rouke claimed three victories in the Purple Aces 188-99 victory over EIU and was named the Mid-American Conference Swimmer of the Week for his performances. Along with three of his teammates, O'Rourke helped the Aces win the 200 medley relay with a time of 1:35.50, 2.31 seconds ahead of second place. His best performance came in the 200 back as his finish of 1:56.76 was over 8 seconds better than anyone else. He also took top honors in the 100 back with a time of 52.16.

O’Brien was named the MAC Swimmer of the Week by He had a stellar day on Saturday, picking up three victories. His finish of 1:47.56 in the 500 free edged out the competition. He took top honors in the 100 free with a 47.98 before leading the way in the 100 fly. He swam a 52.25 in that race to come out with the victory.

The men have the next two weekends off before returning to action at the House of Champions in Indianapolis from November 20-22.

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* Evansville's Whitney Biggs Named MVC Goalkeeper of the Week

University of Evansville women’s soccer player Whitney Biggs was named the Missouri Valley Conference Goalkeeper of the Week on Tuesday.

The junior goalkeeper was instrumental in guiding the UE women’s soccer team to a 1-0 win over Missouri State (Oct. 29), clinching the #2 seed in the upcoming MVC Tournament. Filling in for an injured Simone Busby, Biggs made four saves, all in the second half to preserve the victory. The Bloomington, Ind. native recorded back to back saves in the 62nd and 63rd minutes, and turned away an Erin Stewart shot with just four seconds left to secure the Purple Aces’ third consecutive conference win. The solo shutout was the first of Biggs’ collegiate career, helping UE earn a bye into the MVC Semifinals.

“Whitney has stepped up tremendously when her team has needed her and I am happy she is getting recognized for that,” said Evansville head women’s soccer coach Krista McKendree. “She shows up every day, gives 100%, and that is why she has been ready when called upon. She has done an incredible job of focusing on ensuring she was prepared for her opportunities; without that we might not be in this position. Her role in these last games has been instrumental.”

The MVC Tournament will be held at Arad McCutchan Stadium with a pair of Semifinal contests on Friday, Nov. 6 and the Championship match on Sunday, Nov. 8.

The semifinals start with #1 Drake and #5 Loyola at 3:36 p.m. The opening match will be followed by #2 Evansville and #6 UNI at 6:06 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

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* 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.

* Faculty/Staff Men's Basketball Tickets Available Starting November 4

All UE faculty and staff are eligible to receive two complimentary tickets to each UE men's basketball game, and tickets to your Purple Aces home opener will be available starting on Wednesday, November 4. The Purple Aces will be facing off against Wabash College at 3:00 pm this Saturday, November 7, at the Ford Center. For more information, please visit us at the Carson Center Athletic Ticket Office. 


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