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Wednesday, September 7, 2011

* Be an EARLY BIRD with your United Way Pledge!

Be an EARLY BIRD with your United Way Pledge! UE’s United Way campaign will begin Monday, Sept.12, and run through Friday, Sept. 16, but if you turn in your pledge card by 5 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 12, you will be eligible to win an Early Bird prize of a $50 Visa gift card. Please read the information in your packet and if you have any questions, feel free to contact Office of Human Resources at 2943. Take a minute to view Dr. Kazee’s special United Way podcast, and then 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

* Students 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. For interested students, there will be a call-out meeting today at 4:30 p.m. in Room 273, Schroeder Family School of Business AdministrationBuilding. 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. Any questions can be directed to as432. Hope to see you there!

* Venturing Crew - Outdoor Club Open House

Do you love the outdoors? Then the UE Venturing Crew is for you! This group strives to fulfill outdoor wants and needs!  The group grills out, hikes, camps, white water rafts, rock climbs, saisl, and much, much, more. Don't miss out on all of these wonderful opportunities! Attend their open house on Wednesday, Sept. 7 at 5 p.m. in Room 170, Schroeder Family School of Business Administration Building. They will review their outdoor adventures over the last couple of years and announce big plans for the fall semester, including the fall break trip: sailing at Kentucky Lake near Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area. Registration forms will be available for interested members. Membership does require a $10 fee for the fall semester. Anyone interested in the club is invited to attend. For more information or if you have questions, contact venturing@evansville.edu
 

* Catholic Mass Tonight

The Newman Catholic Ministry will have its weekly Wednesday night Mass tonight in Neu Chapel starting at 9:30 p.m. Father Alex Zenthoefer, associate pastor of Holy Rosary Catholic Church and chaplain of Memorial High School, will preside. He will be available to hear Confessions starting at 9 p.m., and students will lead the Rosary at 9:10 p.m. Everyone is welcome for this mid-week liturgy with simple music and a contemplative mood. Questions? Contact Newman Center director Mike Roesch at mr201@evansville.edu

Upcoming Events

* This Week in Music

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.
 

* Best Buddies Call-Out Meeting

Do you enjoy making friends? Do you want to participate in a global movement that creates friendships with people with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities? If so, come learn more about Best Buddies at our Call-Out Meeting, this Thursday, Sept. 8 at 7 pm in Hyde Hall, Room 103. We will be learning about the organization's mission and how you can become someone's Best Buddy!  For further information please contact Erin Copeland at ec93@evansville.edu

* Review Course for Fundamentals of Engineering Exam

The University of Evansville College of Engineering and Computer Science is offering a review course for those preparing to take the Fundamentals of Engineering Exam on April 14. This review class, taught by UE faculty members, is offered once a year and covers information required for the exam.

The classes are scheduled for Thursday nights from 6:30-9:20 p.m. Those reviewing for the civil engineering portion of the exam should plan to attend from Oct. 6 to March 15 and other disciplines through Feb. 9. There will be no classes between Nov. 18 and Jan. 11.

Past examinees who have completed the Civil Engineering portion of this review course have tested above the national average with UE civil engineering students posting a pass rate of 100% in a recent year.

The cost for the review class is $100 for current UE students, $250 for non-UE college students, and $400 for the general public. Required texts will be included in the fee. Optional, but recommended texts are in addition to the fee.

For information about registration and payment, please contact Tina Newman or Liz Wannemuehler at 812-488-2651 or tn2@evansville.edu


 

* Tri-State AIDS Walk

Matthew 25 AIDS Services, Inc. and the AIDS Resource Group in Evansville are hosting a walk on Saturday, Sept. 17 at Ellis Park. The event begins at noon, with the walk at 1:30 pm. They are requesting student volunteers to assist with the process. Please contact the Office for Community Service Initiatives for more information or email cd141@evansville.edu .

* Gregorian Chant presentation in Ridgway Thursday night

The Newman Center, Department of Music, and UE chapter of the American Guild of Organists are sponsoring a presentation on Gregorian chant Thursday at 6:30 p.m. in Eykamp 252 in the Ridgway University Center. The presenter is Fr. Columba Kelly, O.S.B., a Benedictine monk and world-renowned chant scholar and composer. Father Columba has led workshops on Gregorian chant throughout the United States, Europe, and Australia, and is also noted for his work in composing English chants based on the principles used to create the original Gregorian chant repertory in Latin. Everyone is welcome to attend this free workshop. Contact Newman Center director Mike Roesch at mr201@evansville.edu with any questions.

* 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.
 

* 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!

* Healthy Lifestyle Challenge

Fall in Love with Fitness is a 9 week contest from Sept. 12–Nov.13. Participants receive points for exercising weekly.  Points are also awarded for blood pressure checks by the Healthcare Advocate Nurse.  Bonus points are also available throughout the contest. 

The top 5 point-earners will each receive a $50 gift card.  HRA credit can be earned by exercising 150 hours weekly (equivalent of 30 minutes, 5 days a week).  Register in Eykamp 253, 254, 255 on Monday, Sept. 12, 12:30–6 p.m. or Tuesday, Sept. 13, 7 a.m.–5 p.m.

Email your healthcare advocate, Carolyn Hendrickson, hendricksonc@welbornhealthplans.com with any questions.

 

* 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 http://evansville.info-komen.org/goto/UE.  This year the race is located at downtown Evansville on Saturday, Sept 24. See you there!
 

* 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.
 

* 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 www.komenevansville.org 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 as547@evansville.edu or call extension 2622 for more information.

 

* 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 ma35@evansville.edu or locate one of the donation boxes on campus.  Boxes can be found at:

Library
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.
 

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 ef31@evansville.edu with any questions.

* Harlaxton Happenings - Report by Gordon Kingsley

Last Monday night, scenes from Romeo and Juliet were played in the Great Hall of Harlaxton Manor, in space similar to the great halls of Middle Temple in London and King Henry VIII’s Hampton Court Palace, where Shakespeare once played.

Two UE/Harlaxton (Fall 1995) graduates were featured:  Liz Morton as Juliet, Nathan Darrow as Prologue and Director.  They were joined by three actors from the Old Vic Company, including artistic director Kevin Spacey, all of whom rehearsed and came because Nathan asked.  They are presently closing a London run of Shakespeare’s Richard III, in which Spacey is starring and Darrow has two very substantial roles (including that of Henry Richmond, the future King Henry V).  The Old Vic company begins touring Richard III next week in Hong Kong.

Nathan and Liz both say that Harlaxton was a major part in their own life journeys, and they wanted to come back “home” and do something good for present students.  They did!

All in all, it was a very good Monday night at Harlaxton College, where all the faculty are brilliant, all the students are above average, and the energy never stops.

Gordon Kingsley


 

* Prizes for Photos

Attention Freshman, 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, please contact eg81 for more info. 

 

* Volunteers Needed for Boo at the Zoo

Mesker Park Zoo and Botanic Garden needs volunteers to assist with their annual Boo at the Zoo. They need volunteers on Oct. 21, 22, 23, 28, 29 and 30. Activities include participating in games, face painting, handing out candy etc. If you're interested and want more information please feel free to stop by the Office for Community Service Initiatives or email cd141@evansville.edu

* Revised In-House Office Supply Order Form

The In-House Office Supply Order Form located on AceLink/Areas/Central Receiving’s website has been updated (revised 9/2011) with current inventory and prices. Departments are encouraged to save a copy of the revised form prior to sending it through to Central Receiving/GS by saving an electronic copy of the completed form. Remember signature authorization is required per request based on the current Approval Policy for Requisitions which is located on the Accounting & Audit, Pcard or Purchasing websites.
 
In-House Office Supply Order Form authorization may be acquired one of two ways with: 1) a current PAADS (Pre-Authorization Approval for Distribution Services) on file in Central Receiving; or 2) a handwritten Authorizer’s signature on every printed In-House Office Supply Form.

To save time get on board with a Pre-Authorization Approval for Distribution Services (PAADS)” form and send your requests via email rather than campus mail.  For more information on the PAADS, go to Central Receiving at http://acelink/Areas/CentralReceiving/.

 

* Found: Fleece Jacket

A fleece jacket was found on the sidewalk near Weinbach and Lincoln Avenues. If it is yours, call 488-2362 to describe and claim it.

 

* 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. 

 

* Want to Help International Students Learn English?

Want to help international students learn English? Then come to Room 170 in Schroeder Family School of Business Administration Building on Thursday Sept. 8 at 8 p.m. to sign-up as a tutor with ENL Fellowship! You'll help internationals with their English, form friendships, learn another culture or language, and just have fun!! If you would like more information, please contact Katie Welch at kw151@evansville.edu or Sami Miller at sm302@evansville.edu
 

* 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 acesplace@evansville.edu

* 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 cd141@evansville.edu for more information.

Congratulations

* Birth Announcement

Amy Deane Clutter, senior administrative assistant in the Center for Student Engagement , has announced the birth of a grandson. William Deane Anwiler was born Aug. 12 in Pittsburgh, Penn. He weighed seven pounds and 11 ounces, and was 21 ¼ inches long. His parents are Ashley Clutter Anwiler ’05, and Eric Anwiler.

Athletics

* Harrison Named MVC Defensive Player Of The Week

University of Evansville women's soccer goalkeeper Chaviel Harrison has been named the Missouri Valley Conference Defensive Player of the Week for the period spanning Aug. 29-Sept. 4.

Harrison played all 270:00 minutes in the net last week, tallying 18 saves. The junior had a busy day in the net Sunday versus Morehead State, recording 10 saves, while holding the Eagles off the scoreboard in the first half, despite going up against 11 shots.  She also recorded five saves versus Xavier and tallied three saves against SEMO.

Currently with a 1-5-1 record, Evansville competes in the Northern Arizona University Tournament this weekend in Flagstaff, Ariz., taking on Lamar University Friday at 6 p.m. and the host team Sunday at 3 p.m.

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