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Wednesday, January 27, 2016

What's Happening Today

* Catholic Mass tonight at Neu Chapel!

All are welcome to join us for Wednesday night Mass tonight at 9:30 p.m., in Neu Chapel. Father Christian Raab from St. Meinrad Archabbey will be here to celebrate Mass with us for the feast day of St. Angela Merici. Confessions will also be available beginning at 9:00 p.m. We hope to see you there!

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

* WUEV spring DJ call out meeting is today!

Do you or a friend have any interest in gaining experience in being on air, in being a DJ, or want to know more about the radio field? If so you may be interested in attending the WUEV call out meeting on January 27, 4:00 p.m., outside Hinton Studio, on the second floor of Ridgway University Center.

* I-House: Venezuela

Thank you to all who came to the presentation on Syria last week. This week’s presentation will be on Venezuela, and Patricia will be presenting. Her major is literature, and she loves listening to music and reading. Her favorite part about UE is learning from different cultures. So come join us at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday night, upstairs in Ridgway University Center for a fun-filled presentation about Venezuela!

* Faculty scholarship display and reception

The faculty scholarship display is happening now! Stop by the library to see what your colleagues have been up to. The display runs until January 30. A reception to honor faculty scholars will take place during Fridays @ Five: Friday, January 29, from 4:30 – 7:00 p.m. at the Melvin Peterson Gallery. Hope to see you there!

Upcoming Events

* UELA L2L conference sign ups

Attention UE students! Save the date of February 27, for the annual L2L leadership conference. The conference sign-in begins at 9:30 a.m., and the conference will take place from 10:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Lunch will be provided. 

This year, the speaker will be Dawn J. Fraser. She will talk about how to connect to a group of people.

You can sign up for the conference from February 1 - 12. A $10 deposit is required, but it will be refunded at the end of the conference.

You can sign up for the conference here starting February 1. You can also sign up at a table in Ridgway University Center from February 9 - 11. 

Don’t miss out on the chance to build up your leadership skills.

* UELA blood drive sign-ups today

The University of Evansville Leadership Academy will be hosting a blood drive on February 2, in Eykamp Hall, Ridgway University Center, noon - 6:00 p.m. You can sign up today at the tables in Ridgway University Center. 

* Ski and snowboard with Venturing Crew

Join Venturing Crew for a trip to Paoli Peaks for a night of skiing and snowboarding on Friday, February 12! This event will be part of "A Snowballing Weekend" co-hosted by Venturing Crew, RSA, and SAB.

You can sign up for the trip at tables in Ridgway University Center on Wednesday, February 3, and Thursday, February 4, from 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., and 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. The cost of the trip will be $15 per person. You must pay with cash or check when you sign up.

This trip is open to all current UE students, so be sure to bring your UE student ID to reserve your place.

A limited number of slots will be available during each Ridgway University Center table time, so sign up as soon as possible! Don't miss a great weekend!

* Let's talk about consent

Eighty-five percent of UE students report getting consent every time. Let's get to 100 percent! Stop by the Ridgway University Center lobby from 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., Thursday, January 28, and get your picture taken in your “It's On Us” T-shirt and pledge to get consent every time. Don't have a shirt? No problem ... We have plenty to give away! Other giveaways will be available along with a chance to have your voice heard through social media. 

* UE Bookstore Under Armour 20 percent off sale

The UE Bookstore is offering 20 percent off all Under Armour merchandise from January 27-30 (Wednesday through Saturday). This includes all T-shirts, sweatshirts, shorts, and more. Stop in and save.

* Charlas: informal conversation in Spanish on Mondays

Starting February 1, students of all levels of Spanish are invited to meet on Mondays at 5:00 p.m. at Jazzman's in Ridgway University Center to practice Spanish in a relaxed atmosphere with Fulbright foreign language teaching assistants from Venezuela and Argentina.

* Celebrate Black History Month with "The Movement: 50 Years of Love and Struggle"

The UE community is invited to celebrate Black History Month by attending the theatrical production of The Movement: 50 Years of Love and Struggle on February 1, 7:00 p.m., Eykamp Hall, Room 251, Ridgway University Center. This production features Emmy Award winning actor Ron Jones playing multiple characters, taking the audience through a multifaceted journey through the ever-changing face of the African American experience.

The production will feature interactive video, stock historical footage, quotes, and some of the most memorable music of the last two generations.

The performance will be followed up by an open discussion with the audience about the content of the show. The hope is that the performance will engage people in a discussion about culture, politics, and policy.

For more information please contact LaNeeca Williams at lw161@evansville.edu or ext. 2413.

This event is sponsored by the Office of Diversity Initiatives and the UE Anti-Bias Team.

* Distinguished Jewish scholar to speak at UE on February 6

Please mark your calendars and make plans to join us as we welcome distinguished Jewish scholar Rabbi Mark Glickman, scholar-in-residence at Temple Adath B’nai Israel. He will be speaking at UE on Saturday, February 6 at 7:00 p.m. in Room 170 (Smythe Lecture Hall), Schroeder School of Business Building. The subject of his lecture - on which he has written a popular book - is "The Sacred Treasure of the Cairo Genizah." The event is co-sponsored by the Department of History and the Office of Religious Life.

* Collegiate Career Expo - Indianapolis

Interested in access to the 130 employers expected at the upcoming Collegiate Career Expo? This free career fair is scheduled for Thursday, February 18, 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. (Eastern time) at the Downtown Indianapolis Marriott. The University of Evansville will provide bus transportation. A $10 required deposit is refundable upon attendance. Reserve your seat now (www.evansville.edu/careercenter/busReservationForm.cfm).

Fair registration is through UE JobLink (evansville-csm.symplicity.com/). Click the Jobs Tab -> CSM Jobs -> Posting #722252.

Find a list of registered employers here: cccc-in.org/event-2060555.

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

Info You Should Know

* Celebrating 40 Days of Peace with Martin Luther King Jr.

Join us in celebrating 40 Days of Peace with Martin Luther King Jr. with an action and a quote for each day.

Today’s action item is to go to I-House today and learn about another country.

Today’s quote: is:

"I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character." ~ Martin Luther King Jr.

* Free HIV testing

There will be free HIV testing on Wednesday, January 27, at the Health Center. Please call 812-488-2033 to make an appointment. 

* Last chance for Nerd Wars! Registration deadline is today!

The Honors Program is hosting Nerd Wars trivia night on Tuesday, February 16, at 7:00 p.m. in Eykamp Hall, Ridgway University Center. Teams of five, consisting of students, faculty, administrators, and staff, will battle in a competition of wits while enjoying pizza, popcorn, and soda. The winning student team and the winning faculty/administrator/staff team will receive $25 MasterCard/VISA gift cards.

Registration materials can be picked up in the Powell Honors Lounge, from Jayme Williams in Room 238, Koch Center of Science and Engineering, or can be done online by clicking here.

The entry fee is $5 per person.

Those who are unable to compose a team of five may still register and will be matched to make a team.

The registration deadline is today, January 27.

Any questions can be e-mailed to Stephen at sl192@evansville.edu or Paige at ph89@evansville.edu. 

* Looking for a job? Need some extra cash?

There are jobs available through federal work-study offered by the Office of Financial Aid for UE students. Eligibility is based on federal need as shown through the FAFSA. You can find the application here. Applications may also be obtained at the UE Office of Financial Aid in Room 116, Olmsted Administration Hall. Questions regarding eligibility and job availability should be directed to Catherine Carver at cc204@evansville.edu. 

* Join the team - become an RA! Application due soon

Applications to join the team and become an RA are due this Friday, January 29, at 5:00 p.m., in the Office of Residence Life!

If you have not yet picked up an application to become an RA for the Fall 2016 or Spring 2017 semesters, they are available in the Office of Residence Life and online. Contact Betsy Whited at ew156@evansville.edu with any questions you have!

Congratulations

* Aldred publishes research in PNAS

Katie Aldred '09, assistant professor of biology, recently had a first-author research article accepted to the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. PNAS is one of the world's most-cited and comprehensive multidisciplinary scientific journals and publishes only the highest quality scientific research. The article, titled "Fluoroquinolone interactions with Mycobacterium tuberculosis gyrase: Enhancing drug activity against wild-type and resistant gyrase," identified a derivative of moxifloxacin, a commonly prescribed quinolone antibacterial, that maintains activity against mutant enzymes that commonly cause drug resistance in tuberculosis infections.

* Paper by Atefeh Yazdanparast accepted for presentation at conference

Atefeh Yazdanparast, assistant professor of marketing, has had a research paper accepted for presentation and publication at the 2016 American Marketing Association Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada. The paper is titled "The Self-Affirming Role of Self-Conscious Emotions in Cosmetic Surgery Decisions." It follows an experimental approach to test the roles of pride and shame, two self-conscious emotions, in regulating consumers' decisions related to body image satisfaction. 

Athletics

* Students can pick up tickets now for Wichita State game

Students can pick up their tickets for the Wichita State game in Carson Center today, Friday, January 29, in Carson Center. You must present your student ID to get one ticket. If you are planning on sitting with a group or a specific person, make sure you pick up your tickets together because this game will have assigned seating. One person may pick up all of the tickets for a group as long as they have one student ID for every ticket they are picking up. The first 400 students to pick up tickets are guaranteed a non-obstructed view seat in the student section. If you have any questions please call 812-488-ACES.

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