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Thursday, September 8, 2011

* 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, and if you turn in your pledge card by 5:00 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 moment to view Dr. Kazee’s special United Way podcast and read the following testimonials of how the United Way has impacted the lives of our own faculty, staff, administrators and students. Lastly, Partner Up and give to the United Way campaign!

“Ever since I can remember, I’ve always wanted to and liked to help people in any way possible. However, after becoming a victim of Hurricane Katrina, my family and I were “flooded” and overwhelmed by the kind hearts and generosity of people we had never met or would possibly ever meet again. Accepting things, even though we needed them, was so hard to do because we always liked to be on the giving end. After this very humbling and touching experience and knowing that we would never be able to give back to the people that gave to us made me want to help others in a bigger way. I found that opportunity when I became an employee of UE, which is a supporter of the United Way campaign. By being a volunteer with the United Way campaign, I can give back in a much greater capacity to others who are in need.”

Rosanne T. Thomas
Administrative Assistant, Annual Giving and Development

 

“Students in the ID 150 – The American Corporation class have been participating in the United Way Day of Caring for three years now. Each year we go to Evansville ARC to participate in facilities improvement projects and to meet with the clients of ARC Industries. The United Way Day of Caring demonstrates to students how the local business community values corporate social responsibility, and that there are ways to get involved in the broader Evansville community. The students come back to campus with a sense of pride for having made a difference in the lives of the people they have touched.”

 

Pete Rosen
Associate Professor, Management Information Systems

 

What's Happening Today

* UE Student Contributes to Evansville Museum Exhibition

UE student Natalie Updike is currently interning at the Evansville Museum of Arts, History and Science. She has been researching and writing material for the museum since May.  Some of her text is included in the Evansville Museum's newest exhibit -Woven Wonders:  Contemporary Japanese Baskets from the collection of Bradley and Jacqueline Gordon - which runs until Nov. 27. Evansville native Brad Gordon exhibits his collection of approximately 40 Japanese baskets, displaying traditional, functional design and contemporary, abstract styles. If you would like more information, please contact Natalie at nu17@evansville.edu

 

* ICF - What Does It Mean to be a Child of God?

InterVarsity Christian Fellowship invites everyone to the basement of Neu Chapel (Grabill Lounge) at 8 p.m. tonight. Come hear the story of the prodigal son and learn what the Bible says about forgiveness and letting go of the past. Bring your friends and your questions! For more information, please contact Kayla Brenton at kb215@evansville.edu.

* 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

* 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.
 

* 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.
 

Upcoming Events

* Team UE Race for the Cure – It's Not Too Late

Team deadline for paper entry forms for the 2011 Evansville Race for the Cure is Friday at 5 p.m.! Don't worry though, if you miss the deadline you can still register online for Team UE through midnight on Sept. 14 at http://evansville.info-komen.org/goto/UE . Go ACES!  Questions?  Please contact Jen at ext. 2021 or jj130@evansville.edu

 

* International Club Meeting

Calling all Aces! The first International Club meeting of the year will be this Friday, Aug. 9 at 4 p.m. in Room 162 of the Schroeder Family School of Business Administration Building. Everyone is welcome to attend! Meet the new exec board, help decide what activities they will do throughout the year, and enjoy some tasty treats. See you there!!

* 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


 

* Dick Connolly to Speak at Andiron Lecture

Professor of Philosophy Dick Connolly will be the speaker at the Andiron Lecture on Sept. 14. His topic will be “Are Corporations Moral Agents? The lecture will be at 4 p.m. in Smythe Lecture Hall (Room 170), Schroeder Family School of Business Administration. A social gathering with beverages will begin at 3:45 p.m. in the Schroeder Family School of Business Administration Building Atrium.

Connolly earned a PhD from Michigan State University. Before coming to the University of Evansville in 1971, he taught at the University of Pittsburgh. He has published papers on David Hume in Hume Studies, and recently published an article on the new atheism of Richard Dawkins, Sam Harris, and Christopher Hitchens in a special issue of The Journal for the Liberal Arts and Sciences. In addition, he has written and presented papers on a variety of topics ranging from ethics and social philosophy to epistemology.

“Several decades ago,” Connolly explains, “a debate raged among theorists of business and economics about whether corporations have or should assume moral or social responsibilities beyond obeying the law and serving the interests of their shareholders. Conservative thinkers, such as Milton Friedman and Theodore Levitt, argued that they do not have such moral responsibilities beyond those stipulated by law. Curiously, conservative jurists, especially on the Supreme Court, have recently argued in the Citizens United case that corporations are persons under the Constitution and have constitutional rights, such as freedom of speech. This lecture will argue that the philosophical presuppositions of the Citizens United case are deeply flawed and that corporations are not persons and do not have rights beyond those stipulated by legal statute; in particular, corporations cannot have constitutional rights.”

For further information, call the series coordinator M. Christine Mohn at 812-488-2585 or the College of Arts and Sciences College of Arts and Sciences at 812-488-2589.

* 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 jc313@evansville.edu to register.

 

* 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!
 

Info You Should Know

* Changes to UE's Academic Good Standing Policy

Starting this semester, both students’ cumulative and semester grade point averages will be monitored for determination of academic good standing.  Students who do not earn the minimum grade point average for their level (outlined below) in either their semester or cumulative GPAs will be placed on academic probation.

Hours of Credit GPA
Less than 30 1.600
30.0 – 59.9 1.900
60.0 or more 2.000

The University’s Academic Good Standing policy can be found in the University Catalog starting on page 53 and questions may be directed to the Office of the Registrar.

* UE Libraries Announce Purchase of eBooks

UE Libraries announces the recent purchase of seven subject sets of eBooks via Ebscohost. Access to the collection is available from various links on the Libraries’ homepage. Detailed instructions on searching the collections are included

Titles focus on Anthropology & Archaeology, Biology & Life Sciences, Emerging Markets/Global Economics, Environment & Sustainability, International Business, Math & Statistics, and Nursing.  Subject coverage also includes Education, Engineering, History, Literature, Political Science, Philosophy, Psychology, and Religion.
eBooks are viewable online with various options including printing pages, creating notes, and e-mailing portions of the book.

Contact Kathy Bartelt, Collection Development Librarian,  at kb4@evansville.edu or 488-2486)with questions.
 

* 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

* 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.

 

* 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
 

* 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

Congratulations

* Margaret McMullan

Department of Creative Writing Professor Margaret McMullan’s novel Sources of Light was named 2011 Best Young Adult Book of Indiana. McMullan is the competition’s first three-time winner. She won previously in 2008 (When I crossed No-bob) and 2005 (How I found the strong).

* 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.

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