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Tuesday, September 6, 2011

* It's Time to Partner Up with United Way!

UE’s United Way campaign will begin Monday, Sept.12, and run through Friday, Sept. 16. You will receive your individual packet today or tomorrow. Please read the information, watch Dr. Kazee’s special United Way podcast, and most importantly, Partner Up and give to the United Way campaign!

* "Remembering 9/11: A National News Perspective"

Everyone knows where s/he was when the 9/11 attacks happened. As we approach this month’s 10th anniversary, national journalists John and Barbara Cochran will be here for a conversation moderated by political scientist and UE President Thomas A. Kazee. The event will be on Wednesday, Sept. 7, at 7 p.m. in Eykamp Hall in Ridgway University Center. John Cochran, recently retired from ABC News, was traveling with President George W. Bush on 9/11. At the time, he was senior Washington correspondent for the network. Prior to joining ABC in 1994, he spent 23 years as a correspondent for NBC News. Among his honors are three Emmy awards for his reporting – including one for his part in ABC News coverage of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. While John was with the president, his wife, Barbara Cochran, was in Nashville, Tennessee, preparing for the annual convention of the Radio-Television Digital News Association (RTDNA), the world's largest professional organization devoted to electronic journalism. She is president emeritus of RTDNA and is currently the Curtis B. Hurley Chair in Public Affairs Journalism for the Missouri School of Journalism. Prior to RTDNA, she was the Washington bureau chief for CBS News, executive producer for NBC's Meet the Press, and vice president of news for National Public Radio. The event is presented by the Patricia H. Snyder Concert and Lecture Series and is free and open to the public.



What's Happening Today

* This Week in Music

The Department of Music kicks off the academic year and this year’s First Tuesday Concert Series with the annual Faculty Gala Recital in Wheeler Concert Hall in the Krannert Fine Arts building on Tuesday, Sept. 6, at 7:30 p.m.  The concert will feature selections from 10 works, ranging from the early eighteenth century to the modern era, performed by 17 Department of Music faculty members, including new faculty member Stacey Uthe (soprano, Assistant Professor of Voice).  The concert will culminate in a performance by the Shepard Brass Quintet of jazz-oriented composer- arranger Paul Nagle’s More Jive for Five!.  The concert is free and open to the public, as are all Tuesday night faculty recitals.  For future events, consult the Department of Music’s Concert Calendar.

The Department of Music will host a presentation on Gregorian chant by Fr, Columba Kelly in Wheeler Concert Hall on Thursday, Sept. 8 at 11 a.m.  Fr. Kelly is a Benedictine monk and the director and composer for the Gregorian Schola at Saint Meinrad Seminary and Monastery in Saint Meinrad, Ind.  Fr. Kelly has been a monk at Saint Meinrad since 1952 and earned a doctorate in church music from the Musica Sacra in Rome in 1963.  He is an acknowledged expert on chant and has led workshops and given presentations on the subject in the United States, Australia, and Europe.  Fr. Kelly’s presentation is free and open to the UE community.


* BSU Kick Off Night

Want to meet new people, play  games, and win cool door prizes? Then we encourage you all to come to the Black Student Union's Kick Off Night. It will be held Tuesday, Sept. 6 from 5-7 p.m. in Room 272 , Schroeder Family School of Business Administration Building. Current members are welcome as well as any new students wanting to join the organization. It will be a night of fun that you do not want to miss! For additional information or questions  feel free to contact Lauren Thomas by email at



Upcoming Events

* Wyatt Prunty to Speak at Creative Writing Coffee Hour

Author and poet Wyatt Prunty will be the speaker at the  Creative Writing Coffee Hour on Thursday, Sept. 8 at 4 p.m. in the Melvin Peterson Gallery. Prunty is the author of seven collections of poetry from the Johns Hopkins University Press, including Unarmed and Dangerous: New and Selected Poems (2000) and The Lover’s Guide to Trapping (2009). He is also the author of “Fallen from the Symboled World”: Precedents for the New Formalism (Oxford, 1990) and Sewanee Writers on Writing (L.S.U., 2000). His work has appeared in The New Yorker, The New Republic, The Kenyon Review, The New Criterion, The Southern Review, and many other literary journals. A past Guggenheim recipient, Wyatt Prunty is the Carlton Professor of English and poet-in-residence at the University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee, and the director of the Sewanee Writers’ Conference.

* 1st Lunch & Learn Fall Session – sponsored by Center for Adult Education

UE faculty, staff and students are invited to attend a Free Lunch & Learn session on Wednesday, Sept. 14, from Noon–12:50 p.m. in Eykamp 253, Ridgway University Center.  The session will be presented by Centennial Wealth Advisory on "Savings & Investments in This Up-and-Down Market." You must register through the Center for Adult Education to receive a free lunch voucher to be used in the Sodexo Café Court. Please contact Judy Caldwell at to register.


* Accounting Club Call Out Meeting

All those interested in accounting should attend attend the call out meeting on Thursday Sep. 8 at 12:15 p.m. in Room 273, Schroeder Family School of Business Administration Building. You will learn about the benefits of being a member of the Accounting Club and enjoy some pizza!

* Student in Leadership Call Out Meeting

Have you ever wanted to be a part of planning a large scale professional event? Students in Leadership (SIL) is looking for new members who are interested in event-planning, networking, and leadership. SIL, a combination of Women in Leadership (WIL) and Men in Leadership (MIL) plans two major campus events a year, the fall etiquette reception and spring leadership conference. SIL members gain experience in budgeting, public relations, advertising, program development, and more. For interested students, there will be a call-out meeting this Wednesday, Sept. 7 at 4:30 p.m. in Room 273,Schroeder Family School of Business Administration Building. Any questions can be directed to . Hope to see you there!

* Health Screenings

The annual employee health screening for employees and spouses is scheduled Sept. 12, 12:30-6 p.m., and Sept. 13, 7 a.m.-5 p.m. in Ridgway Center, Eykamp Hall.  If you attended the screening in June, you do not need to attend again.

The screening consists of blood pressure, blood sugar, and cholesterol testing and assessment of height and weight.  A 2 hour fast is recommended.  There is no cost to anyone insured by Welborn Health Plans or to employees enrolled in the HRA insurance program. A fee of $20 will be charged to all others.

You will receive your results to same day you attend. Allow 15 minutes for the screening process.  You may also sign up for an 9-week Healthy Lifestyle Challenge that begins Sept. 12. Everyone will receive valuable, personal health information.  Those in the HRA program will receive a credit for their account.


* Evansville's Race for the Cure – Join Team UE!

Evansville’s Race for the Cure – Join Team UE! It’s not too late, register today at  This year the race is located at downtown Evansville on Saturday, Sept 24. See you there!

* Family Weekend 2011!

There are just 16 days left before Family Weekend 2011!  Family Weekend is Friday, Sept. 23 - Sunday, Sept. 25.  To see a detailed schedule of events or to register online, families of UE Students can click on the button below, or go to   Questions?  Contact the Office of Alumni and Parent Relations, by calling  812-488-2586 and asking for Donna or e-mail us at  

Family Weekend 2011
Register now to attend! Date: Sept. 23 to Sept. 25, 2011 Location: UE Campus

* 9/11 Interfaith Worship Service This Sunday in Neu Chapel

To commemorate the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, the University of Evansville will hold a special interfaith worship service on Sunday, Sept. 11 at 10:30 a.m. in Neu Chapel. The service, which will replace the regularly scheduled University Worship, is open to all members of the UE and Evansville communities.

Representatives from the local Christian, Jewish, Muslim, Buddhist, and Hindu communities will participate in the worship service. Other speakers include UE President Thomas A. Kazee; Evansville Mayor Jonathan Weinzapfel; and Steve Bugg, a 1986 UE graduate who was living in Manhattan when the attacks took place.

The first half of the interfaith worship service will be dedicated to remembering the 9/11 attacks and their victims, while the second half will focus on looking forward with hope. Special music will include bagpipes, percussion, and music from various religious and cultural traditions.

For more information, please contact the Office of Religious Life at ext. 2235.

* Writing Workshop on Strong Thesis Statements

You know how to write a strong thesis statement. Or do you? You know how to vary your thesis depending on the type of essay (analytical, argumentative, or expository) you're writing. Or do you? To find out, come to the Student Writing Workshop on this topic from 6:30-7 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 14, at the Writing Center. In just 30 minutes, tutor Samantha Urban will help you improve your ability to stake your claim clearly and succinctly. Mark your calendar now!

* SGA Student Congress First Meeting

Student Congress is having its first meeting on Thursday, September 8 at 5 p.m. in Room 170, Schroeder Family School of Business Administration Building.. Every campus organization must have a representative present.

* Race for the Cure

Race for the Cure! Sign up online at or pick up a registration form at the Fitness Center. Enter TEAM UE under the team name. Fifteen participants are required  to form a team Team entries must be submitted by Sept. 9. Email or call extension 2622 for more information.



Info You Should Know

* I-House Postponed This Week

The next I-House presentation will be Wednesday, Sept. 14, so that I-House followers may attend “Remembering 9/11: A National News Perspective,” at 7 p.m. in Eykamp Hall this Wednesday.  Please contact Emily Fiedler at with any questions.

* Cell Phone Found

A cell phone was found in the Hyde Hall 201 lab on Monday.  Call Brenda at ext. 2520 to see if it is yours.

* OTS student raffle for a new HP NetBook

Students reminder:  If you didn’t get a chance to stop by the OTS table during the Labor Day Picnic, OTS is raffling off a brand new HP Netbook this week. Your chance for winning is to either like the OTS Facebook page (ue.ots) Facebook page or start following OTS on Twitter at ue_ots. 


* Dean's List Students Recognized at UE Libraries

Students who earned Dean’s List status for Spring Semester 2011 are recognized in an exhibit at UE Libraries on level one.  Students merit the honor of being named to the Dean’s List at the conclusion of each semester by earning a semester grade point average of 3.5 on a four point scale while carrying a full academic course load of at least 12 hours excluding Pass/Fail courses. Exhibit continues through Sept.18.

* Attention Aces Place Members!

Attention Aces Place members! On Friday, Sept. 9, Aces Place will be closing.  Be sure to save any content or photos from the site before this date.  After Sept. 9, your profile will no longer be accessible as we prepare for next year’s class.  If you have any questions, please e-mail

* Additional Phonathon Callers Needed!

The Phonathon Program needs additional students to serve as back-up callers. These positions fill in when others cannot work their shift. Phonathon will be held Sept. 12 through Nov. 17. Calling sessions will be Sunday from 1-4 p.m. and Monday through Thursday from 6-9 p.m. Pay is $8.25 per hour, and additional cash incentives and giveaways may be earned.

If you are interested in being a Phonathon back-up caller, please call Robin Greenlee at extension 2273.




* Fred Schmaltz Among Inductees for Athletics Hall of Fame

The Missouri Valley Conference will honor its past on Friday, March 2, when the league conducts its annual Hall of Fame induction ceremony in St. Louis, Mo. Former UE men's soccer coach Fred Schmaltz will be one of the inductees. Others include coaching legend/television analyst Charlie Spoonhour of Missouri State, basketball standout Paul Silas of Creighton, track and field Olympian Connie Price-Smith of Southern Illinois, basketball icon Denny Crum of Louisville and track star Joey Woody of Northern Iowa.

The March 2 festivities will begin with an 8 a.m. breakfast, followed by the induction ceremony at 8:45 a.m. Tickets to the 2012 Hall of Fame event – which will be in the newly-renovated Peabody Opera House adjacent to Scottrade Center – can be obtained by calling (314) 444-4300. Seating is limited and tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Schmalz retired as Evansville men’s soccer coach with an overall collegiate career record of 403-196-56 in 33 seasons and a 24-year mark of 302-165-49 with the Purple Aces. He ranked third in victories among the nation’s active Division I coaches at the time of his retirement. Schmalz also stood fifth in all-time Division I victories at the time of his retirement. He led UE to 11 NCAA Soccer Tournament appearances, including Division I Final Fours in 1985 and 1990.  In all, Schmalz coached 13 All-Americans and 17 Academic All-Americans.

The 1985 National Coach of the Year by Soccer America, he mentored 31 players who went on to play professionally, including Rob Paterson -- the 1989 Adi Dassler National Player of the Year -- and David Weir -- the first American collegiate player to compete for a European team (Scotland) in the World Cup. Schmalz guided Davis & Elkins College (West Virginia) to a 91-21-5 record and six trips to the NAIA Final Four before coming to Evansville in 1979.

The recipient of the first Ron Wigg Award -- the highest honor presented by the Olympic Development Program – and the Bill Jeffrey Award -- the highest honor presented by the Intercollegiate Soccer Association of America -- Schmalz was selected as a charter member of the Indiana Soccer Hall of Fame.

Schmalz was inducted into the St. Louis Soccer Hall of Fame in October of 2009, marking his fifth Hall of Fame induction -- Davis & Elkins University, Indiana Soccer Hall of Fame, Quincy University and the University of Evansville.

The first person to coach gold medal-winning soccer teams from separate regions in the U.S. Olympic Sports Festival (West in 1990 and North in 1991), he has served as the director at the Goebel Soccer Park in Evansville and currently coaches club soccer. 


* Women's Basketball Announces 2011-12 Non-Conference Schedule

The University of Evansville women's basketball team will host four straight non-conference home games, sandwiched between seven road contests this winter, as UE announces the non-conference schedule for the 2011-12 season.

"We are excited about our non-conference schedule," said UE's first-year head coach Oties Epps. "We have a lot of challenging road games that will help prepare us for the grind of the Missouri Valley Conference."

The Purple Aces will get their first test of the year on Saturday, Oct. 29, hosting Oakland City University in an exhibition game. It will also be the first contest the women's team will play in the Ford Center, Evansville's new downtown arena.

UE will then hit the road for five straight road games, starting at Murray State on Nov. 11. A week later, the Aces will take on Big East opponent Cincinnati on Nov. 18, followed by a contest at Bowling Green on the 20th.

The Aces will spend Thanksgiving in Orono, Maine at the University of Maine Tournament on Nov. 25 and 26. In addition to Maine (America East Conference), Brown University (Ivy League) and Troy University (Sun Belt Conference) will also be participants.

November 29th marks UE's regular season home-opener versus Mid-American Conference foe Ball State, the first of the Aces'  four consecutive home games.

The Purple Aces will then host its second-annual Aces Winter Classic, welcoming Marshall of Conference USA, Chicago State, the 2010-11 Great West champions, and Eastern Kentucky of the Ohio Valley Conference on Dec. 2-3.

The Aces will end the home stand, taking on the Murray State Racers again on Dec. 10 in the home-and-home series with the OVC opponent.

A trip to another OVC member, UT-Martin, Dec. 16 followed by a game at Mizzou of the Big 12 on Dec. 19 will serve as one last test before Evansville kicks off Missouri Valley Conference play around the New Year.

UE's full women?s basketball schedule with finalized game times, including MVC contests will be available in the upcoming weeks.

The Aces return 11 letterwinners from last season, including four starters in senior Briyana Blair (9.5 ppg), junior Samantha Heck (9.3 ppg), junior Meagan Collins (8.5 ppg), and senior Chelsea Falkenstein (6.1 ppg). Senior Jordan Lewis will also make a comeback after a knee injury knocked her out of commission last December. Also returning: senior point guard Staci Gillum, junior Taylor Ware, and sophomores Katie Ellerson, Khristian Hart, Miranda Liles, and Hannah Weedman. Evansville also has three freshmen joining the program in Kat Taylor (Akron, Ohio/Lake Ridge Academy), LeiLoni Smith (Vian, Okla./Vian), and Juliann Miller (Louisville, Ky./Mercy Academy).

2011-12 Women's Basketball Non-Conference Schedule
Saturday, Oct. 29 Oakland City (Exhibition)
Friday, Nov. 11 at Murray State
Friday, Nov. 18 at Cincinnati
Sunda,y Nov. 20 at Bowling Green
Maine Tournament 
Friday, Nov. 25 vs. Maine/Brown/Troy
Saturday, Nov. 26 vs. Maine/Brown/Troy
Thursday, Nov. 29 Ball State
Aces Winter Classic  
Friday, December 2 E. Kentucky/Chicago St./Marshall
Saturday, December 3 E. Kentucky/Chicago St./Marshall
Saturday, December 10 Murray State
Friday, December 16 at Tennessee-Martin
Monday, December 19 at Missouri 


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