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Wednesday, September 14, 2011

* Have you Partnered Up and Turned in Your United Way Pledge Form?

Don’t forget to take a moment this week and fill out your United Way pledge form. Turn in your pledge form at any time this week and be eligible to win more prizes - a day off of work (3), men’s basketball tickets, theatre tickets, gift certificates to UE bookstore and Jazzman’s and MORE! Please read the information in your packet and if you have any questions, feel free to contact Office of Human Resources at 2943. You have the option to pay with cash, a check, credit card or through payroll deduction. View Dr. Kazee’s special United Way podcast and also 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!

“The University of Evansville has always promoted that their employees give back to our community of Evansville. We have been blessed with so many wonderful opportunities, and it should also be our mission to help those who have less than we do. I have been involved in much philanthropy since I have been at UE, but the organization that I enjoy the most is the United Way. You are able to actually see where the money goes and the changes in the organizations that they support. The Day of Caring gives you a chance to actively see the physical changes being made right in front of your eyes. It is always helpful to give monetarily, but to get together with other members of our great city to make a change for an organization that really could use a good cleaning, some painting, or just yard work that makes a huge difference, makes you feel wonderful inside.”

Debbie Kassenbrock
Director, Center for Academic Advising

“I have been an adult leader in the Boy Scouts for over 40 years. In that time, I have seen literally hundreds of boys grow into men. Scouting teaches things far beyond outdoor skills. Time spent in the program teaches self-confidence and leadership. Eagle Scouts that I have led have become teachers, attorneys, firemen and college professors. You can even see one of them on local TV doing commercials for a car dealer! No matter what they do, men who were in Scouting as boys are much the better for the experience.”

Phil Gerhart
Dean, College of Engineering and Computer Science

“As a member of the YWCA Board of Directors, I am able to hear about all of the positive impact that the YWCA’s Live Y’ers Program is having on the personal and social development of young, at-risk girls in Evansville. Live Y’ers is an exceptional program that provides a safe place in which these girls can focus on their development and just be kids. The other advantage of the Live Y’er program is that each girl is paired with a mentor with whom she meets at least once a month. In addition, the Live Y’ers program is comprehensive in the sense that girls can begin while they are elementary and stay within the program until they graduate high school. This enables the staff and mentors to truly lead the girls in reaching their fullest potential.”

La Toya Smith
Coordinator of Diversity and Outreach Initiatives


What's Happening Today

* Catholic Mass for the Exaltation of the Holy Cross tonight

Mass in Neu Chapel at 9:30 tonight will celebrate the Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross, which commemorates the dedication of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem in the year 335. Father Chris Forler, associate pastor of Christ the King Catholic Church, will preside, and will be available to hear Confessions before Mass at 9 p.m. Students will lead the praying of the Rosary beginning at 9:10 p.m. Everyone is welcome!

* Interested in Planning Homecoming 2011?

Are you interested in helping plan Homecoming 2011? There will be a meeting for all interested students on Wednesday, Sept. 14 at 4 p.m. in Room 75, Schroeder Family School of Business Administration Building.


* I-House: Bahamas

In need of a Caribbean getaway? Then come to I-House: Bahamas, where senior Ashley Whylly will share information on the lively culture and traditions of her home country. Refreshments will be served after the presentation, this Wednesday at 7 p.m. on the second floor of Ridgway University Center in the Class of 1959 Gallery.


Upcoming Events

* IVCF -- Can We Earn God's Blessings?

InterVarsity Christian Fellowship invites everyone to the basement of Neu Chapel (Grabill Lounge) at 8 p.m. this Thursday . Come to learn more about God's character, enjoy music and have fun! Bring your friends and your questions! For more information, please contact Kayla Brenton at

* Advent Campus Ministries Call Out Meeting

Adventist Campus Ministries will be having a Call-Out Meeting/informational session on Thursday at 7 p.m. in Room153 (Eades Music Room).in the McCurdy Wing of the Schroeder Family School of Business Administration Building.

Adventist Campus Ministries member Guy Goodness explains that the group "recognizes the need for young adults to be empowered and strengthened during their college years. Adventist Campus Ministries is designed to lead people back to Christ through Bible study, prayer, and Christian fellowship. This is not a normal Bible study. Topics will be studied which are often not addressed in most Bible Studies. These topics will include, What does the Bible say about "Creationism vs. Evolution?," "Death," "Hell," "Heaven," "The Almost forgotten day of history," "Diet and health" "Lifestyle" "The second coming of Christ"  These topics and more will be discussed. Tomorrow night will be primarily an information session and census of the topics YOU want to study this semester."

Adventist Campus Ministries is open to students from ALL backgrounds and faiths, and denominations. Contact: Guy Goodness at for more details.

* Environmental Concerns Organization Meeting

Do you have and active interest in preserving and restoring the environment?  Then come check out the Environmental Concerns Organization (ECO).  The first meeting is Thursday, Sept. 22 in Room 200, Koch Center.  They will be electing officers and planning what we want to do this year. Email Emilie Reckner at for more information. 

* Neu Chapel Organ @ Noon

"Bach to School," the Neu Chapel Organ @ Noon set for Sept 15 at 12:15 p.m. in Neu Chapel will feature favorite music by the greatest Baroque master of the organ, Johann Sebastian Bach. Pieces will include the famous Toccata and Fugue in D Minor, Fugue in G Minor, Wachet Auf! ruft uns die Stimme, and other favorites.

Neu Chapel Organ @ Noon is a series of informal concerts with music introduced by University Organist Douglas Reed. The series is sponsored by the University of Evansville Neu Chapel Society in cooperation with the Office of Religious Life and the Department of Music. All are welcome!


* Student Organization Training Sessions

Student Organization Training Sessions have been set for:

Sept. 21 - 7-8 p.m. in Smythe Lecture Hall (Room 170), Schroeder Family School of Business Administration Building

Sept. 27 - 7-8 p.m. in Harkness Hall (Room 162), Schroeder Family School of Business Administration Building

Sept. 29 - 7-8 p.m. in Smythe Lecture Hall (Room 170), Schroeder Family School of Business Administration Building

* Student Organization Deadlines

Sept. 23 is the deadline for registration  and roster updates for all student organizations.  Last semester rosters may be picked up in the Center for Student Engagement and organizations may be registered by filling out the Organization Registration Form at .

* Sigma Alpha Iota Recruitment

Are you a woman with a love for music? If so, you are invited to the recruitment events for Sigma Alpha Iota, the women’s music fraternity. Informal recruitment will take place Monday, Sept. 19 through Wednesday, Sept. 21 at 9 p.m. in Room 110, Fine Arts Building. Both music majors and non-majors are welcome, as well as those affiliated with social Greek organizations. For questions or more information please contact Elizabeth Stone at

* College Democrats Meeting

Interested in joining UE's College Democrats? Come to the first meeting of the semester Thursday, Sept. 15 at 7 p.m. in Room 72, Schroeder Family School of Business Administration Building. Here you can meet others with similar ideas, run for a position on our Executive board and meet a campaign coordinator for Rick Davis for mayor of Evansville. By coming to this meeting you will have the opportunity to learn more about what we will doing this year and how you can get involved. Email Danielle Kegley at for more information.


* Pre-Law Fraternity Meeting

Interested in going to law school? Want to meet others who want to go to law school as well? Come to Phi Alpha Delta: Pre-Law Fraternity's first meeting of the semester on Thursday, Sept. 15 at 6 p.m. in Room 72, Schroeder Family School of Business Administration Building. Here you will learn what benefits are available to you if you join as well as what we will be doing for the rest of the semester. Email Danielle Kegley at for more information.

* Passport to Retirement Series

The University of Evansville Center For Adult Education is sponsoring a three-evening course in October to assist with retirement planning for individuals and couples.

The Passport to Retirement course is available three consecutive Thursdays (Oct. 6, 13, and 20) or three consecutive Wednesdays (Oct. 12, 19, and 26) at the Schroeder Family School of Business Administration Building on the UE campus. Each class meets from 6:30-9 p.m. Topics include investments, taxes, insurance, retirement account regulations, and estate planning as they relate to preparation for retirement. 

Leading the course will be Nelson Rivers, CEO and president of Centennial Wealth Educators, and Bob Boxell, financial advisor at Centennial Wealth and author of the “Your Money” column for Evansville Business magazine.

Cost is $49, with no additional cost for a spouse or guest. To learn more or register, please visit  or call 812-488-2981.

* 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 .

* 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

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* Help Shape the Future of the Cafe Court!

Sodexo UE is currently running an opinion survey about some potential changes to the Cafe Court. Please click on the link below to answer 5 quick questions. The survey is open to all members of the campus community and will be open through Monday, Sept. 19.

* Want to Be the New Ace Purple?

Do you want to be the new Ace Purple? Ace Purple is getting a makeover and you could be the first new and imporved Ace Purple! (A scholarship may be possible) Auditions are Thursday, Sept. 15 from 8-10 p. m. in the Carson Center Large Gym. To get an application go to and click on Ace Purple (UE's Mascot) Information. Return applciation to the ticket office in Carson Center or email it to Liz Riffert at by 5 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 14.

* CSE Temporarily Out of Student Activity Stickers

The Center for Student Engagement is currently out of student activity stickers due to a shortage from the provider. We will send an AceNotes announcement when stickers are in stock, which should be Thursday, Sept. 22

* UE Senior Finalist in National Anthem Competition

University of Evansville senior Brett Enneking is one of five finalists in a competition to sing the national anthem at Evansville's Race for the Cure to support the Susan G. Komen Foundation for Breast Cancer Research and Awareness on Sept. 24. Vote for her now through Sept. 16  at .


* New Vending Area Opens at Libraries

Libraries has opened a new Vending Area. Vending choices include a wide variety of snacks as well as drinks both hot and cold.  Location of vending area is on Second Floor landing of the Bower-Suhrheinrich Library. Enjoy!

* Writing Center Appointments Now Online!

In the middle of that big paper and realize you need someone to look it over? Is it too late to call the Writing Center to schedule an appointment? No problem! You can now schedule your Writing Center appointment online! All you have to do is go to AceLink, click on Areas, click on Writing Center, and schedule your appointment! You'll be done in no time! As always, you can still call or walk-in to schedule an appointment.


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