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Wednesday, September 14, 2016

What's Happening Today

* Today is Azzip Give-Back Night for Big Man on Campus

Go eat at Azzip Pizza today during business hours and help Zeta Tau Alpha raise money for their philanthropy event, Big Man on Campus. All of the proceeds will go to breast cancer awareness and education!

* I-House: Brazil and International Organization Fair

This week at I-House we have a special treat! We will be hosting an International Organization Fair following the Brazil presentation. So, if you weren't able to sign up for an organization or just want to learn more about what the international organizations on campus are doing, stop by I-House today at 7:00 p.m. upstairs in Ridgway University Center! You will see a great presentation, eat delicious food, and can sign up for some awesome organizations. Hope to see you there!

* Part-Time and Seasonal Job Fair today

Need a part-time job? Drop by and meet with area employers at the Seasonal and Part-Time Job Fair, planned for today from 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. in the lobby of Ridgway University Center.

Professional attire is not required - just stop by and bring many copies of your resume!

Schedule an appointment with Center for Career Development to prepare for the fair and perfect your resume. Call ext. 1083 or e-mail

* John Wesley minister and assistant chaplain candidate to officiate at prayer service

The University community is invited to attend a 30-minute prayer service today at 11:00 a.m. in Neu Chapel. Dallas Gingles is a candidate for the position of John Wesley minister and assistant chaplain and will officiate and offer a brief homily during the prayer service. Feedback forms will be available following the service.

* Delta Sigma Pi recruiting events

Calling all business students! Interested in developing your professional network and finding like-minded people to spend time with? Delta Sigma Pi, professional business fraternity, will be having recruiting events this week for freshmen-juniors who are interested.

Events are planned are:

  • Meet the Chapter, today - Wednesday, September14 - at 7:00 p.m. in Room 172, Schroeder School of Business Building
  • Game Night, Friday, September 16 at 7:00 p.m.. in Room 172, Schroeder School of Business Building

If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact Amber Stull (, Nick Riffel (, or Anna Kalt (

* Today''s Creative Writing Coffee Hour features Joseph Harrison

HarrisonThe first Creative Writing Coffee Hour will take place today - Wednesday, September 14 - at 4:00 p.m. in the Melvin Peterson Gallery. You are invited to join us in welcoming Joseph Harrison as our guest speaker.

The Creative Writing Coffee Hours are free and open to the public.

Harrison’s most recent volume of poetry, Shakespeare’s Horse, was published by The Waywiser Press in 2015. His other books are Identity Theft (Waywiser, 2008), Someone Else’s Name (Waywiser, 2003), and The Fly in the Ointment (1994; 20th anniversary edition: Syllabic Press, 2014). Harrison’s poems have been widely published in journals and anthologies.

In 2005 he received an Academy Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. In 2009 Harrison was awarded a Fellowship in Poetry by the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. He is senior American editor for The Waywiser Press, and lives in Baltimore, Maryland.

* I-House: Brazil

This week's I-House presentation will be by Gabi Tom on her country Brazil. She is an international studies and political science double major. She loves to dance, work out, and travel. Her favorite part about UE is the International Bazaar. She will be bring delicious sweets called brigadeiros! So come this Wednesday to I-House Brazil at 7:00 p.m. upstairs in Ridgway University Center.

* Lunch and Lead: Leading with Letters

At the Lunch and Lead session set for noon today, active and alumni fraternity and sorority members discuss how being in a Greek organization can enhance your leadership abilities. The session will be in Room 126, Hyde Hall, and will feature Tad Dickel, Andrea Wallace, Jalen Lee, and Victoria Salsman.

Lunch and Lead is a free weekly leadership discussion series open to all students, faculty, staff, and guests of UE. Each week, participants are encouraged to bring their lunch and learn about various topics in leadership.


Upcoming Events

* Psychology Club call out meeting

Psychology Club will have its first meeting this Thursday, September 15, at 6:30 p.m. in Room 71 in the Schroeder School of Business Building. This meeting is open to everyone! Come prepared with ideas for activities that you would like to see the Psychology Club do this year.


* Venturing Crew fall campout!

Join the members of Venturing Crew for their Fall Campout in New Harmony, Indiana. Come have a blast with activities including camping, cooking outdoors, visiting a labyrinth and a roofless church, and experiencing the annual Indiana Kunstfest. The group will depart at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday morning and return around noon on Sunday. The cost of the trip is $17, and participants are encouraged to bring $20 cash for lunch at the Kunstfest, which will include vendors, crafts, food, and music. You must be a Venturing Crew member to go on this trip, and participants may sign up for this trip at Ridgway University Center lobby tables today from 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. or Wednesday from noon-2:00 p.m. or 5:00-7:00 p.m. The members of Venturing Crew hope you will join them for an exciting weekend of camping in New Harmony! For more information, e-mail

* Sigma Alpha Iota fall recruitment begins today

Fall recruitment for SAI, a music fraternity open to all women with at least one credit of music, regardless of their major of study, begins today. Recruitment will be held today, Tuesday, and Wednesday from 8:30-9:30 p.m. in Room 127 in the Krannert Hall of Fine Arts. Come and enjoy food, friends, and fun!

* Austin to be speaker at today's Constitution Day lecture

Michael Austin, University of Evansville executive vice president of academic affairs, will be the speaker at UE’s Constitution Day lecture today - Monday, September 19 - at 7:00 p.m. in Eykamp Hall in Ridgway University Center. Admission to the lecture, which is part of UE’s annual observance of Constitution Day, is free and open to the public.

Austin is the author of That’s Not What They Meant! Reclaiming the Founding Fathers from America’s Right Wing. The topic of his lecture will be “What the Founders Fought About (and How They Worked It Out).”

Robert Dion, chair of the Constitution Day Committee and an associate professor of political science, said, “We are thrilled to have Dr. Austin as our speaker this year for Constitution Day. At a time when the American political sphere seems so dysfunctional and polarized, it is good to look back to the example set by our Founders over 200 years ago. There are lessons to be learned from them about compromise and cooperation.”

Austin’s presentation will explore some of the major compromises of the Founding era and explain how they were resolved. It will focus on historical and contemporary attitudes toward political opponents and argue that, in the times that our government has worked best, both leaders and citizens have engaged in rigorous political debate without fundamentally delegitimizing their opponents. This is a citizenship skill that is rarely taught but absolutely essential to the society that the Constitution created.

Austin explained that “the Constitution contains multiple ways to prevent things from happening and only a very few ways to make changes or move policies forward. The framers understood how easy it would be for the Republic to become a majoritarian tyranny, so they set in motion a process that would require debate, disagreement, and compromise.”

“This is the only way that anything can get done in our system of government,” he added. “It means other points of view will always exist, strong disagreements will always arise, and compromises will always be required in order to make our system of government work. These are not bugs; they are features.”

Austin earned his PhD in English literature from the University of California at Santa Barbara. He earned his MA and BA degrees in English from Brigham Young University.

For more information about the lecture, call 812-488-1150.

* Rock Star Blackout energy drink sampling

Pepsi Beverages Company is sponsoring a promotional energy drink sampling event today on campus. The event will take place from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., outside of Ridgway University Center near the Graves Hall bike rack

This is an opportunity to try a sample the new Rockstar Blackout energy drink that is only available on college and university campuses.

Be sure to try a sample on Wednesday!


* Career event on Physician Assistant School

Are you interested in being a physician assistant (PA)? Do you know what a PA does or what it takes to become one?

Come learn about this career from noon-2:00 p.m., on Friday, September 16, in Room 255 in Koch Center for Engineering and Science. There will be two guest speakers: Nicole Hamilton, who earned her biology degree from UE in 2014 and who is currently a student in the PA program at Butler University, and Michael Roscoe, UE's PA program director.

Boxed lunches will be available; please RSVP to by Wednesday, September 14, to reserve your lunch.

This is an informal event. If you have a class at noon, feel free to come at 1:00 p.m. If you have a class at 1:00, feel free to come at noon and leave when it’s time for class.

This is the first event of the SAMS Career Colloquium series for 2016-17. This career series is designed to introduce you to the wide variety of job opportunities available for students interested in science or math. All are welcome.

* First annual UE Volunteer Fair!

Come one, come all to the first annual UE Volunteer Fair on September 21! Non-profits and community agencies from across Evansville will be on campus looking to connect with students like you!

The fair will take place from 9:00 a.m.–noon. The event will be in front of Ridgway University Center. (In case of inclement weather, the fair will take place inside Ridgway University Center on the second floor in Eykamp Hall.

Whether you need to complete hours for your organization, are looking to boost your resume, want to enhance your classroom experience, or just help out your community, we want to see you there!

If you have questions or concerns, please contact Jackie Luedtke at or ext. 1115.


Info You Should Know

* Employee of the Month nominations

The University of Evansville, in pursuit of excellence in service, wishes to recognize a non-faculty employee displaying records of achievement as a leader. Leadership may be demonstrated in any of the following areas: service to the University, service to students, job performance and attitude towards fellow employees. To be eligible, an employee must be a full-time member of administration or staff.  Nominations for the October 2016 Employee of the Month are due no later than Tuesday, September 20. To nominate someone, please go here.

* Career Advocates Fall 2016 drop-in schedule

Have you been meaning to come to the Center for Career Development? Do you need to start a cover letter, learn about UEJobLink, or update your resume after a summer internship? Come visit your career advocates for peer-to-peer help to get you started! No appointment necessary. Just stop by the CCD, located on the second floor of Ridgway University Center.

Advocates are available at the following times:

  • Monday: 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday: 8:00-11:00 a.m. and 1:00-3:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday: 8:00 a.m.-noon and 3:00-5:00 p.m.
  • Thursday: 10:00-11:00 a.m.- and 2:00-4:00 p.m.
  • Friday: 10:00-11:00 a.m. and 1:00-4:00 p.m.
* 2016-17 LOVCIF scholarship applications now available

Applications for 2016-17 Lower Ohio Valley Construction Industry Fund Scholarship (LOVCIF) are available.

You can find the application here, or you can pick up an application in the Office of Financial Aid, located in Room 116 in Olmsted Administration Hall. You can also request a copy by e-mailing

Completed applications should be returned to the Office of Financial Aid by October 1.

Questions may be directed to the Office of Financial Aid via e-mail or by phone at 812 488-2364 or, 800-424-8634.

Consider completing the application by October 1 if you meet these criteria:

  1. Eligible first-time recipients must be sophomores in 2016-17.
  2. Priority is given to students whose parents or grandparents have worked at one of the following companies in either a management position or as a union laborer. The companies are Industrial Contractors, Peyronnin Construction, Arc Construction, Deig Brothers construction, Empire Contractors, or Traylor Brothers.
  3. Students must be United States citizens who graduated from a high school within a 100 mile radius of Evansville, Indiana.
  4. If the second criteria listed above does not apply, students may apply who are majoring in a construction related field (i.e., civil engineering) or management in the School of Business.

Consideration will be given for both financial need and scholastic ability.

There will be no discrimination based upon race, color, religion, sex, ethnic group, age, or disability.

* Fall auditions for the University of Evansville Dance Team

Interested in becoming a member of the UE Dance Team? Fall auditions will be hosted on Friday, September 23, beginning at 4:00 p.m. Visit or e-mail Coach Brooks at for more information

* Recycling work study - get paid to help protect the environment

There are still work study positions available in the recycling area, and the pay/hours have been increased! Go to WebAdvisor/Student Employment/Student Employment Positions Listing, Risk Management Department, Recycling Assistant to find out more. Hours are flexible within the range of Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Please e-mail or call ext. 2697 if you have questions

* Library offering trial of Global Road Warrior database

The UE Library has set up a trial of the Global Road Warrior database. You can access the database here.  

Global Road Warrior features country statistics for 175 countries offering global perspectives, maps, cultural reports, business and travel statistics, and information about society and culture. If you're planning travel in the near future or creating a report for class, Global Road Warrior has what you need.

Please send comments and questions to Danielle at

* Student employment jobs still available!

Need a job?  On campus jobs are still available for both international and domestic students. Job postings are available on the student menu of WebAdvisor under student employment.  

The student employment application should be completed and sent to the supervisor as show in the job posting.

Not awarded work-study?  Check with the Office of Financial Aid to see if you are eligible.  International students who are eligible may be awarded UE work-study. 

Financial aid staff are available to answer questions you may have about the process.

* Fall cheerleading tryouts

Cheerleading tryouts for the 2016-17 basketball season will be held on September 18 at 10:00 a.m. in Carson Center. More information and tryout waivers can be found on or by contacting Brent Coach at We are looking to build a team of women and men to cheer on our Aces. Go ACES!

* Review course for Fundamentals of Engineering Exam offered

The University of Evansville College of Engineering and Computer Science has announced dates for the annual review and preparation course for those planning to take the Fundamentals of Engineering Exam.

Classes will be Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. in the Koch Center for Engineering and Science. Classes are divided into relevance per discipline.  Fees are adjusted accordingly.

  • Civil engineering candidates will attend from October 6-February 2. 
  • Candidates in mechanical engineering and other disciplines candidates will attend from October 6-December 1. 
  • Electrical and computer engineering candidates will attend November 3-December 1.

Registration forms and payment must be returned by 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 4.

On campus registrations should be returned to Room 250 in the Koch Center for Engineering and Science.

Community members may obtain registration information by contacting Kimberly Higgins via e-mail at or phone at 812-488-2651.

Early registration is encouraged as space is limited. 

* Discounted parking permits for UE license plate holders

Students, faculty, administrators, and staff who sport the UE State of Indiana license plate in 2016 (new and renewal plates) will receive a $25 discount off the UE parking permit fee for 2016-17. The registration process for the plates is now handled through the state.

If you want to purchase or renew a UE plate, go here.

If you already have your 2016 UE plate, bring your State of Indiana vehicle registration to the Office of Safety and Security when you purchase your parking permit for the new academic year.

If you have not registered your vehicle yet, you will need to pay the full parking permit fee and then bring your registration to the Office of Safety and Security to get a credit for $25.

If you have any questions, contact



* UE Theatre professors open gallery show at Arts Council of Southwestern Indiana

Eric Renschler, Department of Theatre chair and scenic designer, and Patti McCrory, costume designer, have opened an art exhibit, Designs for the Theatre and Life: An Exhibition. This is a collection of set and costume designs and other expressions of the need to make art at the Arts Council of Southwestern Indiana, located at 318 Main Street, in downtown Evansville. The exhibit displays both collaborations between the two and individual work.

Designs for the Theatre and Life runs through October 5, with a closing reception on Friday, September 30, from 5:30–7:00 p.m.

* Christia Ward presents Wabash River Radio Revue in New Harmony

Department of Theatre professor Christia Ward, who is currently on sabbatical, will be collaborating with Cary Gray and Kim Patrick Bitz to present Wabash River Radio Revue at New Harmony’s Kunstfest. The event will be at 3:00 p.m., on Saturday, September 17.

Wabash River Radio Revue will treat audiences to quick-witted comedy segments, humorous banter, and special musical guest After Hours.

Tickets for this radio play comedy are $5 and are available day-of-show only beginning at noon.
Wabash River Radio Revue will take place in New Harmony’s Thrall’s Opera House and will be recorded for future broadcast.

* UE Theatre alumni nominated for 2016 Emmy Awards

Three UE Theatre alumni have been nominated for the 2016 Emmy Awards. The categories for Carrie Preston ’89 and Jack McBrayer ’95 were announced this past weekend. Tune in to ABC on September 18 to see if Rami Malek takes home the Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series for USA's Mr. Robot!

* English Department reaches 1,000 followers on Twitter

The University of Evansville’s English department recently reached the social media landmark of 1,000 Twitter followers. The department is currently one of the most popular college-level English departments on Twitter.

Robert Baines, assistant professor of English and Twitterer-in-chief, said that he is “very happy about this. The achievements of our majors are continually extraordinary, and it is great to be able to communicate those achievements to such a large audience. I hope that our social media presence continues to grow.”

You can follow the English department on Twitter at @ueenglish.

* Biology and physics professors engage students in EVSC STEM fest

New Tech Institute in Evansville recently hosted a STEM (science, tech, engineering, and math) fest to engage high school students and the community in these disciplines. UE professors Angie Reisetter, Joyce Stamm, Ann Powell, and Noah Gordon helped kids visualize their voices and "see" in the infrared.

These techniques were used to connect kids to UE faculty research in energy conservation and wildlife.

Kids’ activities included painting on their skin with ice - visible in the infrared - and seeing how well they could imitate a frog call.

* Katie Darby Mullins publishes poem

Assistant professor of creative writing Katie Darby Mullins has a new poem, "My Illinois Life," coming out in the next issue of Gravel

* Reed appointed interim principal organist of Church of the Ascension

Douglas Reed, UE university organist emeritus and a professor of music emeritus, has been appointed interim principal organist of the Church of the Ascension, an Anglo-Catholic parish in Chicago. During the 2016 fall semester, Reed is visiting professor of music (organ) at the University of Notre Dame while organ professor Craig Cramer is on sabbatical.

* Atkinson and MacLeod to present at TedX Evansville

Joe Atkinson, digital multimedia specialist in residence in the Department of Communication, and James MacLeod, professor of history, have been selected to present at the second TedX Evansville event on October 1 at the Evansville Museum Koch Planetarium.

Their Ted Talk will be based on their documentary series Evansville at War, which will be broadcast on WNIN Public Television on December 7-8.

"Our talk is intended to be an inspiration to the people of Evansville," said Atkinson. "We did so much in a short time during the War, and we believe that that spirit is still alive today."

MacLeod added that the Ted Talk will feature some video clips of interviews they have conducted with World War II veterans from Evansville.

"The current developments downtown make it clear that the can-do spirit we saw in the city 75 years ago is still alive and well," MacLeod said.

The entire TedX Evansville event will be streamed live on the Internet, and tickets for the live show are also available.


Thank You

* Day of Caring volunteers

Last Friday, many UE employees volunteered for the United Way Day of Caring. We would like to extend a big thanks to all who came out to support UE's longstanding tradition of community service.

Volunteers worked at the following locations:

Salvation Army

  • Painted Food Pantry
  • Painted hallways
  • Cleaned and organized walk-in refrigerator and freezer

Seton Harvest

  • Harvested
  • Weeded
  • Planted new crops



* Gray ties for sixth as Aces finish Murray State Invitational

Tyler Gray carded a 2-under 69 to lead the University of Evansville Men’s Golf team to a fourth place finish at the Murray State Invitational on Tuesday at Miller Memorial Golf Course.

Gray tied for sixth place with a three-round total of 210. After rounds of 73 and 68 on Monday, Gray registered a 69 on Tuesday. Tying for fifteenth place was Wil Pahud. He shot a 75 in the final round to finish with a 215. Pahud was three strokes ahead of Matthew Ladd, who tied for twenty-fourth place with a 218.

After beginning the weekend with a 77, Ladd carded a 70 in Monday’s second round and an even 71 on Tuesday. Next up was Jon Pick, who had his best round of the tournament. Pick opened play with scores of 75 and 78 on Monday before rebounding with a 1-over 72 in the final round. He tied for thirty-ninth with a 225.

Noah Reese tied for 42nd place. He notched a 76 in the final round to finish with a 228. Playing as an individual was Austin Carmack. He posted a 78 in the final round and tied for 53rd with a 234.

The Purple Aces came home in fourth place with a score of 863. They finished with a 287 in the final day. Southern Illinois came home on top, shooting a 276 on Tuesday. They came home four shots ahead of second place UT Martin. Green Bay took third with an 849.

Joe Duchateau of Green Bay was the top individual. He shot the low round of the day on Tuesday – a 4-under 67 – to take top honors with a 204. He was three ahead of UTM’s Austin Swafford.

Following an off week, the Aces will be back on the course on September 25 and 26 as they head to Batavia, Ohio, for the Northern Kentucky Fall Classic. Elk Run Golf Course will play host to the event.


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