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Tuesday, March 15, 2016

* Innovation and Re-Investment Fund proposal deadline is today

Please be reminded that the due date for the next round of proposals to the Innovation and Re-Investment Fund is today, Friday, April 1. 

Application material can be found in AceLink by clicking “Areas” and then “Programs Task Force.”

Also, those proposals awarded in the first and second round are available to view. You will find the awarded proposals in the same “Programs Task Force” area on AceLink.

Should you have questions about the next round submissions, please contact Programs Task Force chair Shane Davidson, at or ext. 2477.


What's Happening Today

* This Week in Music: piano recital

Visiting instructor of piano Daniel Lin will present this week’s faculty recital in Wheeler Concert Hall today, at 7:30 p.m. Lin will open the recital with a performance of Franz Schubert’s Sonata in A Major, D. 664. Lin will then perform a set of variations by the early twentieth-century Polish composer, Karol Szymanowski. The recital will conclude with modern Argentine composer Alberto Ginastera’s Sonata No. 1, Op. 22. The recital is free and open to the public. 

* NSLS Speaker 3 broadcast today

The NSLS Speaker 3 broadcast will be today from 6:00-7:00 p.m., in Eykamp Hall, Room 252, Ridgway University Center. Remember all members must attend three speaker broadcasts as part of the requirements to be officially inducted in April. 


Upcoming Events

* Corrinna M. Schroeder reading at today's Creative Writing Coffee Hour

UE graduate Corinna McClanahan Schroeder will be speaking at the Creative Writing Coffee Hour today in the Melvin Peterson Gallery at 4:00 p.m.

Schroeder is the author of the poetry collection Inked, winner of the 2014 X. J. Kennedy Poetry Prize.

Her poetry appears in such journals as Shenandoah, The Gettysburg Review, Tampa Review, Poet Lore, and Blackbird. The recipient of an AWP Intro Journals Award in poetry, she holds an MFA from the University of Mississippi and is currently a PhD candidate at the University of Southern California, where she holds a Wallis Annenberg Endowed Fellowship. 

* I-House: Kazakhstan

I-House Kazakhstan is this week! Akbota Medeubayeva will be presenting, and she has a lot in store for you all! Her major is foreign languages and she LOVES hockey! Her favorite part about UE is that she gets to learn something new every day. So be sure to come to I-House tonight at 7:00 p.m., upstairs in Ridgway Univeresity Center! 

* Walayet Khan presents global finance research today

Walayet A. Khan, research director for the Institute for Global Enterprise and professor of finance, will give the first presentation in the 2016 Business Research Colloquium series today at 4.00 p.m. in Room 172, Schroeder School of Business Building. The title of his presentation is “Causality of Inflation and Economic Growth: Empirical Evidence from SARRAC Countries.” The event is open to public.

Khan also recently presented a couple of other global papers titled “The Effect of US Stock Market Uncertainty on Emerging Equity Market Returns” and the “Co-movements among Stock Indices, Industrial Production and Inflation of Latin American Emerging Markets” in the 2015 Annual Meeting of the Financial Management Association. 

* Writing Center Boot Camp: Science Writing

Writing Center Boot Camp: Science Writing is planned for 5:00 p.m., today in the Writing Center. This workshop will address the stylistic differences between general academic and scientific writing. Specifically, we will talk about word and phrasing choice, the passive voice, verbosity, and writing and justifying your hypothesis—strategies for improving your scientific prose. Join us today for this useful session. 

* Charles Schwab information session for all majors

Representatives from Charles Schwab will be on campus today, including alumnus Ricky Alexander. They will host an information session in Room 162 (Harkness Hall), Schroeder School of Business Building at 4:00 p.m. All majors are invited to attend to learn more about Charles Schwab and their employment opportunities. Please contact Emily Fiedler at with any questions. 

* Newman Club St. Meinrad Service Day

All are welcome to join the Newman Club on Saturday, March 19, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. as we travel to St. Meinrad, Indiana, for a day of volunteering. We will meet at the Newman Center at 8:00 a.m. before traveling to the town of St. Meinrad to help stain a wooden bridge and help build new landscaping nearby.

We would love for you to join us on this day of service! To reserve your spot, please contact Nicolette Fonseca at for more information.

* Hacienda Give Back for PT Students is today

Second year DPT students are having a fundraiser at Hacienda on South Green River Road in Evansville, today! These funds will go toward paying for a board exam preparation class the students are attending in December. Take in this token or mention that you are supporting the UE PT students and 20% of your bill will be donated back. This counts for all dining-in food and beverages and carry out, as well as any gift cards purchased on that day! If you can't make it today, but would like to purchase a gift card to use at your convenience, contact Nicole at

* Promotion and Tenure Committee open meeting with candidates

The Promotion and Tenure Committee will hold an open meeting on Thursday, March 17, at 4:00 p.m. in the Vectren Board Room in the Schroeder School of Business Building. Committee members will answer questions about the promotion/tenure process and offer suggestions to those applying in the 2016-17 academic year. Candidates, their chairs, and all interested faculty are invited to attend.

* UE's first ever High School Changemaker Challenge planned for March 17

Thirteen high schools from Vanderburgh and Warrick Counties will compete in the Changemaker Challenge social innovation contest on Thursday, March 17 from 9:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m. in Eykamp Hall, Room 251, Ridgway University Center. Come watch as these teams present their ideas for making the world a better place and compete for UE scholarships!

Thanks to Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Indiana for sponsoring this event. The event is free and open to the public. For more details, visit

Questions? Contact Erin Lewis at

* Scholars for Syria Lecture on discrimination and counterterrorism

Join Scholars for Syria today for a lecture on discrimination and counterterrorism given by Richard Maass, assistant professor of political science. The lecture begins at 6:00 p.m. in Room 162, Schroeder School of Business Building.

"The November 2015 terrorist attacks in Paris sparked rhetoric by US political figures targeting Muslims and Syrian refugees,” says Maass, “yet such broad-based discrimination is counterproductive when it comes to countering the threat of terrorism. This talk explores why such discriminatory thinking is easy for people to fall into and how it hurts overall counterterrorism efforts, drawing on examples from several countries' historical experiences."

Maass earned his PhD from the University of Notre Dame and 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 he is currently writing a book on annexation and US territorial expansion.

* May we pray for you?

"When people talk, listen completely" - Ernest Hemingway

The UE Newman Catholic Campus Ministry Team would like to listen to you, be it your thoughts, questions, prayer requests, or whatever else that may be on your mind. Please stop by Jazzman's Cafe and look for a Ministry Team member in bright blue and let us listen to you. We will be present:

Monday 11:00 a.m.-noon
Tuesday 8:00-9:00 a.m.
Wednesday 4:00-4:30 p.m.
Thursday 4:00-5:00 p.m.
Friday 8:00-9:00 a.m.

We look forward to spending this time with you!


Info You Should Know

* Master of Public Health to begin at UE in the fall

The School of Public Health will offer a Master of Public Health degree beginning Fall 2016. UE’s Master of Public Health in health policy is a great opportunity for those who want to study public health issues and learn about health policy. Students may enroll on either a full-time or part-time basis, with a full-time student taking two years to complete the program. More information can be found here.

Please contact Payal Patel-Dovlatabadi at with any questions or additional information. 


* International Club Louisville trip and cookout sign-ups

The International Club is planning its yearly trip! This year they will be going to Louisville, Kentucky, and staying overnight. The group will visit local attractions and explore downtown Louisville. You can sign up to go on the trip from 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. on March 17, 18, 21, and 22 in the Ridgway University Center lobby.

The trip will cost $55, with $30 of that amount due at the time of sign-up, and $25 due on March 22, the last day to sign up. There is limited seating, so be sure to sign up before the spots are gone! Hope to see you there!

The group has also planned a cookout at Wesselman Woods in Evansville on Friday, March 18, from 5:00-8:00 p.m. You can sign up to participate in this event from 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. on March 17 and 18 in the Ridgway University Center lobby. Volunteer drivers are needed for this event. 

* Nominations now being accepted for the Outstanding Senior Service Awards

Do you know a senior deserving of the highest award given by UE? Ten finalists will be honored at a luncheon in May and one male and one female will be given this award at Commencement. Selection is based on academic achievement, demonstrated leadership, and future contribution to society.

The Guthrie May and Mabel Dillingham Nenneker Outstanding Senior Service Awards nominations will be accepted March 15-April 6.  The nomination application is available here.

Please print it out and share copies with students whom you would like to nominate so they can complete the requirements and submit their applications.  Copies are also available in the Office of the Dean of Students.  

Applications must be submitted to the Office of the Dean of Students by April 6. 

Questions can be referred to Karen Martin at or 812-488-2500. 

* GAP Program now accepting applications/nominations for Fall Semester

Put your skills to work on a real-world project.

Get valuable experience and build your résumé.

Learn to work with people from different majors.

Develop professional confidence.

Get the coaching and guidance to succeed.

Participate in the GAP Program!

GAP is open to all majors. Students are invited to apply directly to the program. Faculty or administrators are encouraged to nominate students by completing a brief nomination form online.

To learn more about the GAP Program and fall projects, visit the website.

* Free HIV testing

The Health Center will have free HIV testing on March 18 from 9:00 a.m.-noon. Please call 812-488-2033 to make your confidential appointment. 

* Admission Ambassador applications now available!

UE Admission Ambassador applications are now available. Please go here to fill out the application form. 

Once you fill out the application, you will need to send this recommendation form to the UE faculty member or staff member who is serving as your reference.

The deadline to submit Admission Ambassador applications is midnight on March 19.

If you have any questions, please e-mail Sarah Harness at or Gabby Hickey at


* Free METS bus service on March 17

METS is promoting the use of public transportation by offering free METS bus service for all passengers on Thursday, March 17, from 5:45 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The free service is on the same day as Vanderburgh Homeless Connect, making it easier for people without transportation who need services to attend the event at Old National Events Plaza. 

* Residence Life summer staff openings!

Searching for a summer job? Residence Life hires students for its Summer Conference Program. Applications are available starting March 14 in the Residence Life office, and must be returned by 5:00 p.m. on March 24. There will be a short informational session on March 16 in Room 162 in the Schroeder School of Business Building, at 9:30 p.m., which will give more information about the position.

Summer staff are a primary support system during the summer and are responsible for providing assistance to conference guests and summer school students. Summer staff applicants should be hard working, have a dedication to excellence, be customer service orientated, have good communication skills, and be knowledgeable about UE.

Summer staff selection timeline:
• March 14 - Applications available in Residence Life.
• March 16 - Summer staff Information Session at 9:30 p.m., in Room 162, Schroeder School of Business Building.
• March 24 - Applications due by 5:00 p.m.
• Middle of April - Hiring decisions made.

Please note: selection timeline is subject to change.

Question about the process? Contact Justin Coffey 812-488-1017 or

* Nominations due tomorrow for Dean of Students Leadership Awards

Nominations for consideration of the Howard S. Rosenblatt Dean of Students Leadership Awards are due tomorrow, Wednesday, March 30.

These awards will be presented at the 21st Annual Leadership Awards Reception scheduled for April 21 at 7:00 p.m.  Awards are presented in the following categories:

  • Student Organization Advisor of the Year
  • Student Organization of the Year
  • Student Leader of the Year

More than 80 percent of UE students participate in at least one student organization or program. These organizations are successful because of the commitment of the student leaders and the advisors who give freely of their time and support. The recipients of these awards are selected based on their commitment to the University of Evansville as well as the development and success of their efforts within their chosen student organization.

The deadline for nominations is March 30. Please click here to download a nomination form or stop by Room 230 in Ridgway University Center to pick up a nomination form from the Office of the Dean of Students. 

If you have any questions, please contact the vice president for student affairs/dean of students at ext. 2500 or by e-mail at

Thank you in advance for celebrating our student leaders’ achievements.  

* Rising sophomores to select residence hall rooms in the same hall

The process for students with 43 earned credit hours who wish to select a room in their current residence hall for next year is tonight from 9:30 - 10:30 pm at their hall's RA office.

The breakdown for tonight's process will be:

  • 9:30- 9:45 p.m. - 31-43 credit hours
  • 9:45 - 10:00 p.m. - 21-30 credit hours
  • 10:00- 10:15 p.m. - 16-20 credit hours
  • 10:15 - 10:30 p.m. - 0-15 credit hours

If you are interested in reserving a room in your same residence hall for next year, please go to your hall's RA office at the appropriate time listed above. The building staff will be in the offices ready to assist during these times.

If you would like to switch buildings for next year, do not sign up for housing tonight and you will receive an appointment time on Wednesday 



* Heidi Strobel publishes second book

Heidi. A. Strobel, associate professor of art history, has published her second book, Materializing Gender in Eighteenth-Century Europe. Strobel co-edited the volume with art historian Jennifer Germann of Ithaca College. The volume, which contains Strobel's essay on artists Mary Linwood and Thomas Gainsborough, is part of the Histories of Material Culture and Collecting series published by Ashgate (now Taylor and Francis). 

* Tiffany Griffith selected to judge NEA applications

Tiffany Griffith, assistant professor of First-Year Seminars, has been asked to serve as an expert reader for this year’s NEA translation fellowships. Through fellowships to published translators, the Arts Endowment supports projects for the translation of specific works of prose, poetry, or drama from other languages into English. Griffith’s translations have appeared in international journals and have been solicited for inclusion in textbooks.



* Baseball set to return home tonight against Indiana

After sweeping through Northern Illinois earlier this month to open the 2016 home slate, the University of Evansville baseball team will return to Charles H. Braun Stadium today with a showdown against Indiana at 6:00 p.m.

The game will mark the first of two midweek contests for the Aces this week as the team will hit the road for SIUE on Wednesday afternoon.

UE (8-7) is looking put an end to a three-game losing streak after seeing its seven-game run ended last week. The Aces line-up has been particularly potent at the plate all season, with junior Trey Hair leading the charge with a .413 batting average with 12 of his 26 hits going for extra bases. The Firth, Nebraska, native is slugging a team-best .667 and with nine walks, he also carries a .500 on-base mark into the week.

The Aces have homered 13 times over the opening 15 games of the season, with both Korbin Williams and Jonathan Ramon leaving the park three times. In all, four Aces boast of a .300-or-better average, and the team owns a .284 average.

Alex Weigand will get the nod on the mound for UE. The freshman southpaw is 1-0 on the year, posting a 6.08 earned run average over three appearances and two starts. He’s tossed 13.1 innings this year, striking out eight in the process.

Indiana, meanwhile, is looking to bounce back from a 5-8 start to the year. The Hoosiers have won four games over the past two weekends, beating both Butler and Illinois State earlier this month before taking two of three this past weekend against Western Carolina.

SIUE, on the other hand, is looking for its first win of the season after an 0-12 start. This past weekend, the Cougars dropped all three games to Jacksonville State in Edwardsville.

First pitch on Tuesday from Braun Stadium and Wednesday from Simmons Baseball Complex is slated for 6:00 p.m.


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