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Friday, September 9, 2011

* United Way Day of Caring is Happening Today!

United Way Day of Caring is Happening Today! The University of Evansville has 85 employees and students participating in the United Way Day of Caring. Tom and Sharon Kazee are working alongside UE faculty, staff, administrators, students and student-athletes at Evansville ARC Child Life Center and various other sites. UE’s United Way campaign will kick off Monday, Sept.12, and run through Friday, Sept. 16. Turn in your pledge card by 5 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 12, and 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 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!

“The faculty and staff from the University of Evansville have played a critical role in the United Way Day of Caring activities for Evansville ARC for several years. The faculty and staff are willing to help with projects large and small, and the impact they have had on our organization is incredible. With the assistance of the UE volunteer work crew, our maintenance chief is able to accomplish several large projects in one day – sometimes it’s a large landscaping project, other times it’s a building/renovation project, and sometimes it’s a maintenance/housekeeping project. The adults in our Adult Day Program have the opportunity to work on large-scale art projects or enjoy a unique social/recreational activity – like a Mardi-Gras themed carnival that requires extra hands. The Child Life Center is always in need of painting and repairs – things that we just can’t seem to get done during the normal work week. The UE staff help make these special projects and unique activities possible – and we couldn’t do these activities without the UE volunteers. We have developed some good friends and close relationships with UE faculty and staff through the Day of Caring activities, and we are so blessed to have this amazing group of people as part of the Evansville ARC family.”

Deidra Conner
Evansville ARC


“The Evansville ARC Child Life Center has been more than a daycare facility to my family. Their educational excellence, dedication to children with special needs, and community spirit has allowed my children to grow compassionately and cognitively, well beyond their years. This has provided my wife and I with a peace of mind and sense of pride that is immeasurable.”


Chad Miller
Facilities Project Manager


What's Happening Today

* 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 . Go ACES!  Questions?  Please contact Jen at ext. 2021 or


* 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


* 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!!


Upcoming Events

* Catholic Mass in Neu Chapel

Mass will be celebrated in Neu Chapel at 1 p.m. this Sunday, with Fr. Bernie Etienne, pastor of Holy Rosary Catholic Church and new Vicar General for the Catholic Diocese of Evansville. Lesley Nash will serve as lector, and other UE students will fill the other liturgical ministries. Everyone is welcome to attend!

* Aces for Liberty Call-Out Meeting

Ellyn Washburne, a member of Aces for Liberty, asks "Are you a radical? Once upon a time, hippie Liberals were the outcasts on the college campus... today, it's the freedom lovers who are labeled as the radicals! Aces for Liberty (AFL) is a non-partisan student organization for promoting and defending the principles of individual liberty, limited government, and the free market. We host speakers, organize events, and vent to each other about current affairs."

Ellyn invites you to come to AFL's call-out meeting on Sept. 12 at 3 p.m. to get a taste of what AFL is about! Find them on Facebook or email for the meeting location or any other questions.

* 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


* 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 .

* 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.

* 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, with any questions.


* 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.


* 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.

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

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

* Are You Good at Walking Backwards?

Are you good at walking backwards? You could have a future as a professional tour guide!! For now, get some practice by joining  Admission Ambassadors. We give tours and host prospective students to share our experiences of UE life and help them decide if UE is the school for them.

If you are interested in joining Admission Ambassadors, please pick up an application in the Admission Office. Applications are due back to Catie Taylor in the Admission's Office by 5 p.m., Monday, Sept. 19. Along with the written application, there will be a mandatory interview for all applicants which will be scheduled individually. If you have any questions, please contact Catie Taylor at or Bryan Hamann at

* Volunteer Opportunity

The Evansville Association for the Blind has asked the University of Evansville for volunteers to help with an event to educate the community about people with visual impairments.  Twenty-four volunteers are needed to host different activities at tables, no education about the visually impaired is required.  The 11th Annual White Cane Day will take place at Mesker Park Zoo on Sept. 24.  Those interested in volunteering should contact Karla Horrell at (812) 422-1181 by Sept. 2t with name, phone number, and which shift they would like to volunteer for.  The shifts run 9:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 12:30 p.m. to 3:15 p.m.  If you have any questions, call Krysti Hughes at (812) 430-4320.  You can also contact the Community Service Initiatives on the second floor of Ridgeway, or email us at

* 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.

* 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

* 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/.


* 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 for more information.



* Birth Announcement

Vicky Hughes, instructor of software application and Internet, has announced the birth of a granddaughter. Ansley Grace Hughes weighed in at eight pounds and nine ounces, and was 22 ½ inches long. She was born Aug. 21.


Treasures and Traditions

* Early Tradition of UE Student Volunteerism

The tradition of student volunteerism at the University of Evansville dates back to the very beginning of the institution's founding in Evansville. The 1922 LinC mentions several student groups involved in community service, including the Y.W.C.A., the Y.M.C.A. and the Student Volunteer Band. According to the LinC, the Y.W.C..A. that year had a party for children at the Rescue Mission, and the purpose of the Y.M.C.A. was to contriube "as much campus and community service as it is possible to render." The Student Volunteer Band was involved in mission work. One section of this volume of the LinC was titled "Community Welfare Work": and described such various volunteer efforts by students as copying juvenile court records and lecturing on the value of milk in the county schools. Others served as coordinators in the city's Big Brothers program.



* Men's Soccer Readies For 24th Annual ProRehab Aces Soccer Classic

Hosting the 24th annual ProRehab Aces Soccer Classic this weekend, the University of Evansville men's soccer team welcomes Marist, Eastern Illinois, and SIU Edwardsville to Black Beauty Field at Arad McCutchan Stadium. The Purple Aces take on Marist Friday at 7:30 p.m. and Eastern Illinois Sunday at 2:30 p.m. .

Kick It for the Cure
Sunday's contest marks Evansville's Kick It For The Cure match. The UE players will wear pink jerseys and half of ticket sales along with all proceeds from auction items will go to the Greater Evansville Susan G. Komen Foundation.

Take a Kid to a Game
Sunday is also the NCAATake a Kid to a Game. Youth receive free admission with a paid adult.

MMatch Schedule
Friday: Eastern Illinois (2-1) vs. SIU Edwardsville (2-1) at 5 p.m.
Friday: Evansville (1-1) vs. Marist (2-1) at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday: Marist vs. SIU Edwardsville at Noon
Sunday: Evansville vs. Eastern Illinois at 2:30 p.m.

Scouting Marist (2-1-0, 0-0 MAAC)
The Red Foxes enter the weekend with a 2-1 record after wins over Army (6-4) and Adelphi (3-1) and a loss to Northeastern (0-2). Marist made an appearance in the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA)/Continental Tire North Atlantic Regional Rankings on Monday. The Red Foxes were voted sixth in the region after the team's victory over Adelphi on Sunday, Sept. 4. Junior Stephan Brossard leads the Red Foxes offense with four goals and two assists, while senior Krystian Witkowski (two goals) is the only other multi-goal scorer. Goalkeeper Steve Skonieczny has played all 270:00 minutes in the net with a 2.33 GAA and .562 save percentage.

Scouting Eastern Illinois (2-1-0, 0-0 Summit League)
The Panthers are off to a 2-1 start with wins over Northwestern and Central Arkansas, playing all three of their matches this season into an overtime period. EIU's only loss was in overtime at Bradley on Sept. 1. Freshmen Jake Brillhart (2g, 0a, 4pts) and Will Butler (1g, 1a, 3pts) pilot the Panthers? attack, while junior goalkeeper Evan Turner has played 242:25 minutes with a 1.49 GAA and .733 save percentage. A young team, 13 of the team's 17 points including five of the team's six goals have been tallied by newcomers. Evansville leads the all-time series between the squads, 15-9-4, winning the last five straight meetings.

Evansville (1-1-0, 0-0 MVC)
The Aces enter the weekend with a 1-1 record after competing in the University of Kentucky Invitational last week. UE topped IUPUI, 2-0, in the season-opener, then fell to Wright State, 2-0. Junior Jesse Sharp and sophomore Alex Kapsalis were named to the UK Invitational all-tournament team.

Sharp Sharp
Junior Jesse Sharp was named to the all-tournament team at the University of Kentucky Invitational, leading Evansville to a 2-0 victory over IUPUI in the season-opener. Sharp tallied an assist on each of UE?s goals, while taking four shots on the week.

Tip Top Teppen
Freshman Eric Teppen recorded a shutout in his first collegiate contest, leading Evansville to a 2-0 win over IUPUI. Teppen piloted the UE defense that held the Jaguars shotless in the first half and to just three shots total in the match. The Evansville, Ind. native tallied one save in the match, playing all 90:00 minutes. Going back at least a decade, Teppen marks the first UE freshman goalkeeper to record a shutout in his first collegiate start.

Shut Out and Shotless
The Aces held IUPUI shotless in the first half of their, 2-0, season-opening win. Prior to then, the last time UE held an opponent shotless in a half was Sept. 17, 2010 versus Xavier. The Musketeers did not get a shot off in the second period of the match that ended in a 0-0 tie. Prior to Evansville's win over IUPUI, the last time UE shutout its opponent in the season-opener was in 2008 when Evansville topped Detroit, 2-0.

Aces Soccer Classic History
In the 24 years of the Aces Soccer Classic, the Purple Aces have taken the title eight times. UE has won it for each of the past three years and looks to capture its fourth straight title this weekend. This is the 11th straight year in which ProRehab has been the title sponsor for the Aces Soccer Classic. The event began in 1986 and has been played each year with the exception of 1989 and 2000.  Evansville's eight titles came in 1988, 1990, 1996, 1999, 2003, 2008, 2009, and 2010.


* Women's Soccer Heads To NAU High Altitude Tournament

The University of Evansville women's soccer team looks to get out of a three-match slump this weekend when the Purple Aces travel to Flagstaff, Ariz. to compete in the Hilton Garden Inn High Altitude Tournament hosted by Northern Arizona University. The Aces take on Lamar University Friday at 6 p.m. and the host school Sunday at 3 p.m.

Scouting Lamar (1-2-0, 0-0 Southland)
The Lady Cardinals enter the weekend with a 1-2-0 record, all of which have been shutouts. Lamar fell to TCU, 2-0 and Houston Baptist, 3-0, while defeating Grambling State, 7-0. Freshman Kristin Bos has been the Cardinals top offensive player this season, leading the team with two goals and six points and is tied for the team-lead in assists (2) with junior Grace Bowman. Five other Cardinals have also tallied a goal this season. Senior Jennifer Gibbs, in her fourth year as the Cardinals starting goalkeeper, enters the tournament with the lowest goals against average of any of the teams starting goalkeepers (1.67 GAA).

Scouting Northern Arizona (0-6-0, 0-0 Big Sky) The Lumberjacks enter the weekend 0-6-0, most recently dropping two matches last weekend, 3-0, to Missouri and 8-1 to Nebraska. This weekend?s tournament marks the second tournament Northern Arizona?s has hosted this season. Sam Monahan and Sarah Tarver lead the team with two goals apiece while Katie Tribbey has tallied a team-high two assists. Splitting time between two goalkeepers, Lauren Weaver leads with a 3.74 goals against average in 313:14 minutes. Natasha Slaughter has played 223:36 minutes and has a 4.03 goals against average.

Evansville (1-5-1, 0-0 MVC)
The Aces come off a 0-3 week, falling to Xavier, (1-0), SEMO (3-0), and Morehead State (3-1). Evansville recorded its first win of the season on Aug. 28 at Valparaiso when UE shutout the Crusaders, 1-0. Facing Lamar and NAU for the first time in program history, the Aces look to get back on track this weekend.

MVC Defensive Player of the Week
Junior goalkeeper Chaviel Harrison is the reigning Missouri Valley Conference Defensive Player of the Week. She played all 270:00 minutes in the net last week, tallying 18 saves. Harrison 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.

Brand New Goal
Freshman Taylor Brand scored her first collegiate goal Sunday in UE?s 3-1 loss to Morehead State. Brand?s goal ended a two-game scoring drought for the Aces when she headed in a corner kick from sophomore Stephanie Thompson. Brand finished the week with two shots

Deja Vu
In 2010, Evansville held the exact same record as the Aces do now seven matches into the season (1-5-1).

Getting Shots
For the first time this season, the Aces outshot their opponent, as UE tallied 14 shots, seven on goal, compared to Xavier?s 13 shots, six on goal, last Wednesday.

Game Winner
Sophomore forward Stephanie Thompson piloted the Purple Aces to their first victory of the 2011 season with her game-winning goal in the 89th minute over Valparaiso on Aug. 28th. With the score tied, 0-0, Thompson prevented overtime when she found the back of the net on a tight angled shot, 20 yards out.

Chaviel's Shuttie
Harrison was impassable on Aug. 28 when she recorded 10 saves in Evansville's, 1-0, shutout at Valparaiso, while facing a barrage of 19 shots.


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