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Monday, August 29, 2011

What's Happening Today

* Newman Center Opening Cookout Tonight

The Newman Center (the Catholic campus ministry serving UE) invites everyone to its beginning of the year cookout this evening. Hamburgers, hot dogs, and more will be served from 5 until 7 p.m., so feel free to stop by whenever you have a chance! The Newman Center is located at 1901 Lincoln Avenue, just across the street from the Koch Center side of UE's front oval. Contact campus minister Mike Roesch at with any questions. Everyone is welcome!


Upcoming Events

* Crick Lecture Planned for September 7

Associate Professor of Psychology Lora Becker will be the speaker at the Crick Lecture in Cognitive and Neural Sciences on Sept. 7. Her topic will be "Phytoestrogen effect on neonatal rat development."  The lecture is set for 4-4:50 pm. in the Vectren Lecture Hall (Room 100), Koch Center.

"Our laboratory has been studying the effect of specific phytoestrogens  (genistein and diadzein ) on development of the neonatal rat by examining several age-specific behaviors," explains Becker. "This talk will review our work and address future directions for our model.  Phytoestrogens, the most common of which are isoflavones, are present in a variety of plant products such as alfalfa, red clover and fodder crops, as well as in soybeans and plants used in fermenting (Price & Fenwick, 1985; Gehm, McAndrews, Chien & Jameson, 1997; Rosenblum, Stauber, Van Thiel, Campbell & Gavaler, 1993; Davis, Dalais, Simpson, & Murkies, 1999)."

"Isoflavones, such as genistein and diadzein, are heterocyclic phenols that are very similar in structure to human steroidal estrogen (Messina, Persky, Setchell, & Barnes, 1994).  These estrogen-like compounds are found in many foods consumed by mammals, including humans," adds Becker. "We examined behaviors that are important at particular ages of the developing rat. Ultrasonic vocalizations can be seen in infant rats as a maternal stress call when coupled with separation from the home cage (Hofer & Shair, 1991). An unfamiliar open field scenario can elicit differing amounts of anxious behaviors in pre-pubescent rats (Arakawa, 2003). It has also been shown that anxious behaviors can be tested in adult rats through the novel object recognition task (Ennaceur, Michalikova, Bradford, & Ahmed, 2005).  We will present findings from these behavioral measures and further delineate the results by controlling for maternal influence through the application of both cross-fostering and latent cross-fostering paradigms." 

* Meet Whitney Port from "The Hills" at Free Women's Leadership Conference

Female UE students are invited to attend the Young Women L.E.A.D. Conference on Saturday, Sept. 17, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at The Centre (715 Locust St., Downtown Evansville). The conference features MTV reality star, fashion designer, and author Whitney Port, who will present "Living Life to its Fullest: Accept the invitation, take chances, and enjoy yourself!" Registration is free and includes the conference, lunch, and a gift bag with Whitney Port's book. For more information or to register, visit

* Art Of & About Food Exhibit

UE Faculty, Students and Staff - you have an exhibition opportunity to show off your talents as artists and artistic chefs!

The Friends of Art is sponsoring a special exhibit that will be held in both the Melvin Peterson Gallery and the Krannert Gallery simultaneously. The exhibit, “Art Of & About Food” will be on display from Oct. 17 through Nov. 11. According to Professor William Brown, Gallery director, any artist or chef is invited to submit 1-3 works of art or artistic food items. The medium is wide open, painting, drawing, photography, sculpture, ceramics, or any medium that has a relationship with food or is food based chocolate, sugar, dough etc. This could include artistically decorated cakes, cookies and candy, even gingerbread constructions or bird houses created from gourds. The primary thing to remember is that it will be on display for a month. 

Art work and food items must be delivered to the Art Office, room 212 in Krannert Fine Arts no later than Tuesday, Oct. 11 or may be delivered to the Peterson Gallery on Monday, Oct. 10, or Tuesday, Oct. 11, between 8 a.m.-4 p.m. The Peterson Gallery is located on the corner of Lincoln and Weinbach Avenues. To deliver you may pull up in the diagonal spaces in front of the building. Work must be prepared for hanging or easy installation. It is our intention to display all work but if there is too much  submitted, artists may not get all of their entries on display. These decisions will be at the discretion of the director.

You may email Bill Brown at or call the Art Office at 488-2043 for further information or to arrange an alternate delivery date.

* Books Needed for United Way Book Sale

The Annual United Way Used Book Sale will be Sept. 21-22.  If you would like to donate books, call/email Meg Atwater-Singer at ext. 2487 or or locate one of the donation boxes on campus.  Boxes can be found at:

Biology Department Office in Room 231 in Koch Center
Human Resources in Room 118 in Olmsted Hall
President's Office in Room 201 in Olmsted Hall
Study Abroad/Institute for Global Enterprise Offices in Schroeder Family School of Business Administration Building
Accounting & Business Administration Office in Room 130 in Schroeder Family School of Business Administration Building
Theatre Department Office in Room 106 in Hyde Hall
Music Department Office in Room 133 in the Fine Arts Building
Multimedia Center - Room 243 in Graves Hall
Athletic Administration Office in Room 101 in Carson Center
Publications -in Sampson Hall
General Services Building outside Security's window
Igleheart Building
Career Services in Room 233 in Ridgway University Center

Thank you for making this sale a success in advance.

* Intramural Soccer Registration Now Open

Intramural soccer registration is now open.  Registration will be open until Tuesday, Aug. 30 at 11:55 pm.  To sign up a team, please visit  Registration instructions can be found on our facebook group, University of Evansville Intramurals.  Registration instructions can also be found on the IM board in the Fitness Center, any of the on campus residence halls, and the activities board in Ridgway University Center.  If you have any questions, please email or call Rob Latva at or 488-2794. 


* United Way Day of Caring Sign Up Is Underway

Each year UE supports United Way by allowing employees to volunteer during business hours on the United Way Day of Caring. This year it is Friday, Sept. 9. UE employees who are interested in participating are asked to complete the volunteer form at this link. Employees DO need supervisor approval, but are not required to take leave time to participate. UE will volunteer again this year with Evansville ARC and ARC Industries on several projects. The projects are listed on the volunteer form. Please indicate your preference of projects and we will try to accommodate your choice. UE has been a proud leader in Day of Caring participation in past years. This year President Tom and Dr. Sharon Kazee will be joining our team and they encourage your participation. We would like to have many more volunteers to join us this year!

All Day of Caring workers are invited to an early morning breakfast at the Centre before starting work. Evansville ARC and United Way greatly appreciate your time, hard work, and willingness to serve our community.  Thank you!
Please fill out the volunteer form and return it to Brian Conner in Ridgway University Center, room 229, by Aug. 10 (if you want to be able to choose your T-shirt size) and no later than Aug. 29 (your choice of T-shirt size can not be guaranteed).

Dowload the form here, or if you have questions, pelase contact Brian at 1107 or



Info You Should Know

* Students: What are your Interests?

Students - what are your interests? Student Life wants to know! Take their survey so that they can gear programs and activities toward your interests and needs. They use this information in many ways. It helps design programs and services that truly meets your needs and interests. Enter for a chance to win all kinds of free stuff! Deadline extended - please respond before 10 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 31. Here is the Interest Survey Link:

* Writing Center to Open Thursday, September 1

The Writing Center will open this Thursday, Sept.1, to assist students with writing assignments. If you would like help with a paper or other assigned writing, please bring your draft plus the prompt (writing assignment) from your professor with you to the Writing Center for your session with a writing tutor. If you have yet to begin your first draft, you're still welcome! A tutor will review the assignment with you and help you get started. 

To make an appointment for a 50-minute session with a tutor, just call 488-2391. Or, you may simply come to the Writing Center without an appointment and, if a tutor is available, he or she will work with you.

Hours of operation are as follows:

Monday: noon to 5 p.m.
Tuesday through Thursday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Friday: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Evenings: Sunday through Thursday 7 to 10 p.m.

The Writing Center is located in Room 253 of Clifford Memorial Library, which is on the southernmost end of the Bower Suhrheinrich Library. The entrance faces Koch Center.

* The Fall 2011 Semester Begins at Harlaxton College

Classes began on Monday, Aug. 29 at Harlaxton College, the British Campus of the University of Evansville, with 139 students in attendance. 

Students and visiting faculty come this term from 13 U.S. college and universities in addition to the University of Evansville: Baker University (Kansas); Bethany College (Kansas); Eastern Illinois University; Lawrence Technological University (Michigan); Maryville University (Missouri); Russell Sage College (New York); Southwest Baptist University (Missouri); Texas Woman’s University; University of Southern Indiana; University of Wisconsin Eau Claire; Wabash College (Indiana); Wesley College (Delaware); and Western Kentucky University. 

The Harlaxton curriculum features the six-hour core course, the British Experience, and is supplemented by a range of classes in the liberal arts and pre-professional studies.  Course-related field trips and optional weekend travel provide opportunities to engage the culture both in Britain and beyond, as does the popular Meet-a-Family program.  Harlaxton College has served as the British Campus of the University of Evansville since 1971, providing world-class education in a splendid English manor house in the East Midlands countryside.    

UE Visiting Faculty this term include Paul Jensen (exercise and sport science), Kathy Lever (nursing), John Stamm (physics), and Joyce Stamm (biology). 


* New Safe Ride Number and Program

The Student Government Association will now be hosting their SAFE RIDE program through Unity Taxi. From now on the SAFE RIDE number will be 812-421-9999. Students should begin using the new number and company immediately, as River City - Yellow Cab will stop providing services Aug. 30.

* Fall 2011 Fitness Center Class Schedule

Session 1 begins Monday, Aug. 29, and Session 2 begins Wednesday, Oct. 12. No classes will be held during fall break (Oct. 10-11) or the week of Thanksgiving (Nov. 21-25). Fitness Center classes are free for all enrolled students, faculty, and staff. For more information, contact the Fitness Center at 488-2397.

Insanity: Monday-Friday 6:30-7:30 a.m. and 5-6 p.m.
Weight Training: Monday and Wednesday 9-10 a.m.
Total Fitness: Tuesday and Thursday 9:30-10:30 a.m.
Zumba: Monday and Wednesday 12-1 p.m.
Basic Cardio: Tuesday and Thursday 12-1 p.m.
Noon Time Basketball: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 12-1 p.m.
Hip Hop Abs: Tuesday and Thursday 1-2 p.m.
Pilates: Tuesday 4-5 p.m.
Step/Line Dancing: Wednesday 4-5 p.m.
Yoga: Tuesday and Thursday 5-6 p.m.
Brazilian Dance: Monday and Thursday 6-7 p.m.
Belly Dancing: Tuesday 6-7 p.m.
Turbo Kick: Wednesday 6-7 p.m.


* New Platform for Publicizing Student Success

The University of Evansville wants to make sure that you're recognized for your achievements. The University has started using a platform called to publicize your accomplishments, like making the dean's list, studying at Harlaxton, or winning an award. This platform allows us to send news items about your achievements back to your hometown newspapers, and also publishes them on the Web.

Your online reputation is important – most employers Google an applicant's name during the hiring process for jobs and internships. By using, UE will help you create a positive online profile.

When UE issues news stories about your accomplishments, you'll receive an e-mail with a link to view your story online. You can log in via Facebook to add your photo and share your achievement with friends and family.

If you have any questions about this platform, please contact UE's Office of University Relations at x2241. We look forward to celebrating your achievements with your local hometown media and online at Keep up the good work, and be on the lookout for e-mails about your accomplishments!

* Volunteers Needed for Angel Mounds Native American Days

Angel Mounds will be hosting its annual Native American Days on Friday, Sept. 23 through Sunday, Sept. 25. UE volunteers are needed to assist with event activities. There are various shifts available for volunteers over all 3 days. Please feel free to stop by the Office of Community Service Initiatives (previously Volunteer Services Office) or email for more information.

* New Fitness Center Classes!

New Fitness Classes just added: Step/ Line Dancing – Wednesdays 4 to 5 p.m. beginning Aug. 31 Bring your dancing shoes! - and Noontime Basketball – Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays        

* Important Information from Financial Aid and Student Accounts

Please view your Financial Aid for 2011-12 on WebAdvisor under the link “Financial Aid by Year.”  Your WebAdvisor record will indicate the status of each type of aid you have received and indicate if further action is required on your part to finalize the aid. Please return all required documents and/or take the necessary action steps indicated as soon as possible, so that your aid will be applied to your UE Student Account. Please contact the Office of Financial Aid at
(812) 488-2364 or come see us in Olmsted Hall, room 116 if you have questions about finalizing your financial aid.

When viewing your Student Account information on WebAdvisor, remember that the “View Bills” link is a snapshot of your account on the first of each month. To view your current account balance, which reflects activity between billing statements (such as payments you have made or new aid that has been deducted), you should view the link called “My Account Summary by Term.” Please contact the UE Office of Student Accounts at (812) 488-2565 or come see us in Olmsted Hall, room 105 if you have questions about your Student Account.


* Freshman: Submit Your Photos

Attention freshmen - we are collecting photos for the "Month in Review" slideshow for Family Weekend.  Submit photos of your campus experiences to the University of Evansville Class of 2015 Facebook group's album "New Beginnings" and be entered into a drawing for a prize. If you have any questions you may contact  for more information. 

* Last Day to Add Class Is Tuesday, August 30

Tuesday, Aug. 30, is the last day to add a class for the fall semester.  It is also the last day to drop a class without a ‘W’ grade appearing on your transcript.  If you want to change your schedule, be sure to complete a yellow add/drop form (available in the Registrar’s Office in Olmsted Hall), get your advisor’s signature on the form, and return the form to the Registrar’s Office no later than 5 p.m. on Tuesday.


* Last Chance to Enter!

Last chance to enter - the Student Life staff  wants to know your interests! Take their survey so they can gear
programs and activities toward your interests and needs! They use this information in many ways. It helps them design programs and services that truly meets your needs and interests! Enter for a chance to win all kinds of free stuff!
Please respond before 10 p.m. TONIGHT - Monday, Aug. 29.

Here is the Interest Survey Link:


Sympathy to...

* Family and Friends of Thelma Brittingham

University of Evansville Professor Emerita Thelma Brittingham, 91, of Evansville, passed away Friday, Aug. 26, at Holiday Village

In 1944 she received a B.S. in Nursing Science from Evansville College and a diploma from Protestant Deaconess Hospital School of Nursing. She earned a B.S. in Education in 1947 and an M.S. in Nursing Education from Indiana University in 1955.

She was Director of the School of Nursing and Nursing Service at Deaconess Hospital from 1947-1951. After two years as Lt. JG in the Navy Nurse Corps, she was Clinical Coordinator for the Evansville College-Baptist Hospital School of Nursing and Acting Director of Nursing Service for Baptist Hospital. She was Supervisor of Pediatrics and developed and taught the Nursing of Children Course at Deaconess.After rejoining the UE faculty in 1967, she taught Nursing of Children and was active in developing Continuing Education in Nursing on the regional, state, and national level. She was also Project Director and Teacher of the School Nurse Practitioner Program for the University of Evansville. She retired from UE in 1985.

She is survived by a niece, Mary Ann Rudenborg of Martinsville; and nephews, Mark Hanley, John Kent, and Joel David of Evansville; Charles Paul of Jasper; and James David of Plainfield.

Private services will be held for family only.

Memorial contributions may be made to Easter Seals Fund for the LemonAid Stand Budget, 3701 Bellemeade Avenue, Evansville, IN 47714 or Heritage Hospice, 1202 W. Buena Vista Rd, Suite 204, Evansville, IN 47710. Condolences may be made online at 



* UE Women's Soccer Falls In Home-Opener, 3-1, To Chippewas

The University of Evansville women’s soccer team took an early, 1-0, lead in the first half, but the visiting Central Michigan University Chippewas scored the next three goals, topping the Aces, 3-1, in UE’s first home match of the season Friday night. With the loss, Evansville falls to 0-2-1 on the season, while CMU improved to 2-0.

In just the seventh minute of play, sophomore Tasha Prentice tallied her first goal of the season on a perfectly placed shot from about 36 yards out from the goal. Prentice’s ball sailed high from outside the left side of the box and just over the reach of goalkeeper Stefanie Turner to put the Aces on the board first.

However, the Chippewas answered back in the 22nd minute when Autumn Hawkins knocked in a corner kick from Claire Horton.

CMU broke the 1-1 tie that held through the half at the 50:33 mark when Jennifer Gassman rebounded a save by goalie Chaviel Harrison. After a throw in, Harrison blocked the first shot among the cluster of players in the box, but Gassman’s rebound found the back of the net.

Emily Cooksey tallied CMU’s third goal of the night seven minutes later from the top right corner of the box.
Harrison played all 90:00 minutes in goal, recording four saves. Prentice led UE with two shots, while five other players had one. Central Michigan outshot the Aces 13-7 and held a 7-3 shot on goal advantage.
The Chippewas were also awarded eight corner kicks, compared to Evansville’s one.


* Purple Aces Top Alumni, 4-3, In Competitive Friendly

With nearly 30 former University of Evansville men’s soccer team members taking to Black Beauty Field in Friday’s Alumni exhibition match between the Purple Aces of yesteryear and the current squad, the 2011 Aces came out on top, 4-3

UE took the early lead twelve minutes into the match, as senior Tad Kreamalmeyer found the back of the net on his own rebound in the middle of the box. The Aces made it 2-0 just under a minute and a half later on an own goal when the ball deflected off an Alum straight backwards into the net.

Junior Jesse Sharp extended the current Aces’ lead on a breakaway down the middle of the field in the 27th minute of play, for a 3-0 advantage. Just a quick minute later, freshman Ryan Stallings found the net on a cross from classmate Joel Craig on the right side.

However, the tenacious and deep Alumni team did not give up. In the 30th minute of play, Mark Bowland, a UE letterwinner from 1989-1992, put the Alums on the board with his penalty kick as a result of a hand ball.

At the 32:43 mark, Trey Walters, a four-year letterwinner from 1994-1998, broke away from the defense and snuck one by freshman goalkeeper Eric Teppen.

Down 4-2 at the half, the Alumni made it interesting in the second stanza when recent alum Mike Luttrul (2007-2010) lined the ball from the top middle of the box to the back of the net in the 46th minute of the match that lasted 35 minutes in the first half and 30 in the second.

The Alumni contest marked UE’s last exhibition of the season. The Aces open the regular season on Sept. 2 at the University of Kentucky Tournament, facing IUPUI. UE will also take on Wright State on Sept. 4 in the same tournament.

1983-1984, Michael Marchi 
1984-1987, Jack Mitchell  
1984-1987, Joe Kofron    
1985-1988, Jon Halliwill  
1987-1990, Shane Barrett  
1988-1992, Graham Merryweather
1988-1992, Steve Church
1988-1992, Jeff Scheu
1989-1992, Mark Bowland  
1991-1994, Marty Schroering    
1990-1994, Keith Vonderahe 
1991-1994, Ian Eggleston 
1991-1995, Matt Blackbourne       
1991-1994, Greg Brown     
1992-1993, Scott Ikeda   
1992-1995, Tony Jones    
1994-1995, Ty Ertugrul  
1994-1995, Matt McIntyre 
1994-1997, Matt Mattingly 
1994-1998, Trey Walters   
1995-1999, Marshall Ray   
1998-2001, Clay Havill   
1998-2001, Jeff Rhymer 
1999-2002, Robbie Barker 
2003-2007, Ian McAuley 
2004-2007, Erik Johnson   
2006-2009, Dan Gibson     
2007-2010, Mike Luttrull 
2006-2010, Tom Irvin  
2006-2009, Joseph Raber  
Coached by Fred Schmalz (UE head coach from 1979-2002)


* Thompson's Late Goal Leads Women’s Soccer Past Valpo

In the 89th minute of play, sophomore Stephanie Thompson broke the 0-0 tie with her first goal of the season, as the University of Evansville women’s soccer team topped Valparaiso University, 1-0, on the road Sunday afternoon. With the victory, the Aces improve to 1-2-1 on the season.

The real story of the match was Evansville’s stellar defense, piloted by junior goalkeeper Chaviel Harrison who recorded 10 saves and the shutout. The Aces’ defense went up against 19 shots, including 11 on goal.

However, Evansvile made the most of their opportunities as the Purple Aces took 10 shots, four on goal, including Thompson’s game-winner on a tight angled shot, 20-yards out on the left side.

Thompson led UE with four shots on the day, while sophomore Breana Beine and Tasha Prentice each added two.
Both teams had about equal corner kick opportunities with the Crusaders taking five and Evansville four.
The Aces are back in action Wednesday when they travel to take on Xavier at 6 p.m.


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