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Tuesday, August 30, 2011

* Alumni Success Stories - Andy Benes

Andy Benes ‘89 pitched at UE from 1986 through 1988 and set single-season UE records for victories (16), complete-games (13), innings pitched (146.0), earned run average (1.42* - broken in 2002) and strikeouts (188). He earned consensus first team All-America honors and NCAA Player of the Year laurels in 1988 and helped the Purple Aces to their first NCAA Tournament appearance and a victory over top-ranked Arizona State.  Benes would be selected as the No. 1 overall pick in the 1988 Major League Baseball draft by the San Diego Padres and would represent his country as a member of Team U.S.A. in the 1988 Olympic Games. Benes would go on to shine on the mound for the Padres, Seattle Mariners, Arizona Diamondbacks and St. Louis Cardinals during a 14-year Major League career.


What's Happening Today

* Comedian Cleveland Jackson Performing Tonight

The members of Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity presents comedian Cleveland Jackson on Tuesday, Aug. 30 at 8 p.m. in Eykamp HAll, Ridgway University Center. Admission is free!



Upcoming Events

* Student Organization Fair

Want to get involved?  Come to the Center for Student Engagement’s Student Organization Fair.  The Organization Fair will be held on Sept. 5 from 4-7 p.m. There will be a wide variety of student groups showcasing their organizations.  Stop by during the Labor Day Picnic which is being held on the Ridgway University Center’s East Terrace and Lawn.


* 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.


Info You Should Know

* 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.


* Found in Neu Chapel

Found in Neu Chapel:

A set of keys on a purple UE International lanyard.

A small camouflage zipper case.

* Juniors and Seniors - Register in the Student-Alumni Mentoring Program

Attention UE juniors and seniors! Get connected to a professional in your field –  register to participate in the 2011-2012 Student-Alumni Mentoring Program TODAY! As a junior or senior of the University of Evansville, you have the opportunity to participate in the Student-Alumni Mentoring Program.  The goal is to directly connect current juniors and seniors with alumni and friends of UE, in order to establish a variety of professional support.  Mentors will work with students on developing their professional network, job shadowing, resume development and much more! 

For more information or to register visit

The deadline to register is Monday, Sept. 5.

* Health Tip: Stress Is Nothing to Worry About

You can begin to curb stress by taking a few minutes for yourself daily. Anytime you feel overwhelmed, exhale deeply, contracting the belly.  Inhale slowly, expanding the belly first, then the chest, and finally raising the shoulders up toward your ears.  Hold for a few comfortable seconds.  Exhale in reverse pattern, slowly.  Release your shoulders, relax your chest, and contract the belly.  Do at least 2-3 consecutive repetitions.

The wellness nurse will be in Hyde Hall  lobby on Thursday, Sept. 1, 9 – 11 a.m.  For questions or concerns about your health, please stop by.


* 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.

* 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!

* 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.



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