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Thursday, September 15, 2011

* There Is Still Time to Partner Up with United Way!

There is still time to Partner Up with United Way! View Dr. Kazee’s United Way podcast ... Read the testimonials from UE employees and students ... Consider how YOU can partner up with United Way? To participate in UE’s United Way campaign, turn in your United Way pledge form to Office of Human Resources by 8 a.m. Monday, Sept. 17, and be eligible to win 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.

Help make an impact in our community and give to the United Way campaign! Partner Up!

“My family has had the privilege of working with a young boy and his family through the Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Ohio Valley program. While my husband was the official “Big Brother,” we quickly became close to his three sisters as well. This happens so easily once you begin to connect with these kids. Kids are hungry for people who will just take the time to notice them and spend a little quality time with them. One memory that is forever embedded in my mind was the day my husband’s little brother said to him, “When I grow up I want to be like you.” Without this program, this little boy may have never had the opportunity to have a role model.”

Dana Clayton
Vice President, Student Affairs/Dean of Students

“When my son Dillon was 15 years old, he was diagnosed with Limb-Girdle Muscular Dystrophy. There is no cure for MD but doing physical therapy is helpful to many, as it helps with flexibility and balance. We were told that the Easter Seals Rehabilitation Center, a United Way agency, was the best place for him to receive his physical therapy treatment. For several years, Dillon would see his physical therapist Patti and her assistant (always an outstanding UE PT student!) on a regular basis. After spending so much time there, I realized that the rehab center provides services to many people with numerous disabilities, and they often do so at little or no charge. Making a gift to UE’s United Way campaign is a great way to support the rehab center and other worthwhile organizations.”

Robin Greenlee
Director, Annual Giving

“Albion Fellows Bacon Center provides many needed services to our campus and the greater community, including 24 hour crisis lines for victims of domestic violence or sexual assault. They make sure that trained advocates are made available to support victims through trips to the emergency room, interviews with law enforcement, courthouse proceedings, or anywhere else they’re needed. Albion provides shelter to women and children fleeing dangerous home situations. Aside from the crisis intervention programs, they also send advocates and staff to high schools and colleges (including UE!) to speak to the populations most at risk for beginning unhealthy relationships. Our community just wouldn’t be the same without these dedicated people!”

Jessica Zellers, LCSW, ACSW
Coordinator, Health Education and Wellness Programs


What's Happening Today

* Habitat for Humanity Meeting Planned for Tonight!

Tonight, Sept. 15, is the call-out meeting for UE's chapter of Habitat for Humanity! It will be at 8 p.m. in Room 173, Schroeder Family School of Business Administration Building. There will be games and discussion of plans for the coming semester and year! Be there or be square. 

* 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.


Upcoming Events

* Save the Date for Humanities Night!

Humanities Night will take place on Wednesday, Sept. 28, from 6-8 p.m. in Eykamp Hall in Ridgway University Center. Please join us — and your department — for an evening dedicated to providing post-graduate information to Humanities students. The event will kick-off with welcome remarks from Dr. Sharon Kazee. Students will then break-out into the following academic sessions, featuring panels of experienced alumni and members of the community:
• Archaeology, Art History, Classical Studies, English: “Beyond Barista: Applying Your Humanities Skills in the Professional World”
• Communication: “Jobs Outside the Box: Careers in Communication”
• Creative Writing: “Writers Wanted: How Your Creative Writing Major Can Help You Get a Job”
• Foreign Languages, International Studies, Political Science: “The Global UE Experience: The Intersection of Academics, Study Abroad, and Experiential Education”
• History: “Career Paths for History Majors”
• Religion: “Stepping Out from Behind the Pulpit: Career Exploration for Religion Majors”

The evening will conclude with a reception for students, faculty, and panelists. Dress is business casual, and student registration begins at 5:30 p.m. This event is sponsored by the Office of Career Services and the Office of Alumni and Parent Relations, and in conjunction with nearly a dozen academic departments. Please contact with any questions.

* DYL - Making the Most out of Career Forums!

DYL - Making the Most out of Career Forum is Monday, Sept. 19 in Eykamp 252, Ridgway University Center, at 7 p.m.! This event, co-sponsored by Career Services and Powell Hall RAs, will help you get ready for upcoming Career Forums with tips and pointers so you can gain an edge! This is event is also worth .25 Honors Points. Hope to see you there!

* Mari Plikuhn to Speak at Gender and Women Studies Brown Bag

Please join Assistant Professor of Sociology Mari Plikuhn in Room 250 in the Schroeder Family School of Business Administration Building from noon-12:50 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 21.  Plikuhn is the first speaker of the 2011-2012 Gender and Women’s Studies Brown Bag Series.  Her presentation is titled “Mom Matters: How Mothers' Attitudes Play a Role in Daughters' College Success.”


* 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

* 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

* Service Opportunity with Totes of Hope Campaign

The American Red Cross will be hosting a Totes of Hope campaign to benefit local veterans. They are seeking volunteers to help assemble the totes on Nov. 9. Please stop by or email the Office for Community Service Initiatives for more information at

* Libraries & New Entry/Exit Doors

New entry & exit doors are now being installed at main entrance to UE Libraries. Installation will be completed by day’s end on Friday, Sept. 16.  Normal entry and exit at the Library will be maintained during the installation project.

* Time to Nominate Individuals for Employee Excellence Awards

The University of Evansville, in pursuit of excellence in service, wishes to recognize monthly a non-faculty employee displaying records of achievement as a leader.  Leadership may be demonstrated in any of the following categories:

• Service to the University community
• Service to students
• Job performance and attitude towards fellow employees

One award will be presented each month.  To be eligible, an employee must be a full-time member of administration or staff.

Nominations for the October 2011 Employee Excellence Award are due no later than Wednesday, Sept. 21.

To nominate someone, or to find out more information about the Employee Excellence Awards, go to



* 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.

* 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.

* Changes for the Evansville Downtown United States Post Office

The Evansville downtown Federal Building which houses the main headquarters of the Evansville United States Post Office has been sold.  As a result, the downtown Post Office is in the process of reorganizing, losing dock access and downsizing station operations.  To date, we have been notified that the Evansville Bulk Mail Unit currently located at the Main Post Office, downtown, will be relocating to the Diamond Valley Station at 600 Cross Valley Circle, Evansville, Indiana effective Sept. 26. 

Based on current information provided by USPS, UE Mail Services and Contract Mailing Services will continue to utilize current pickup and delivery schedules.  However, UE mail schedules are subject to change as the operational impact of this USPS transition and future changes are not fully known.  We will keep you posted as this transition progresses.

Feel free to contact Kim Winsett at extension 2940 or email at, if you have questions.

* 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.



* Jeff Chestnut

Jeff Chestnut, director of the Fitness Center, will be one of the featured speakers at the Young Women LEAD conference this Saturday at The Centre in Evansville. Jeff will be discussing the Rape Aggression Defense System. This program consists of realistic, self-defense tactics and techniques for young women that begin with awareness, prevention, risk reduction and avoidance while using the basics of hands-on defense training.

Young Women L.E.A.D. is a leadership, education and development conference for high school and college age girls in the Evansville and surrounding Tri-State area. Admission is free to all who attend! For more information, go to:


* Ralph Larmann

Ralph Larmann, associate professor of art, was interviewed by Concrete Decor Magazine for an article in the current August/September 2011 issue. Larmann commented on the use of underpainting in an historical context and how it may be used in contemporary concrete decorative techniques. 


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