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Thursday, September 22, 2016

What's Happening Today

* NSLS orientation today

NSLS will be holding a second orientation for those who were unable to attend the first one. It will be today from 7:00-8:00 p.m. in Room 162 in the Schroeder School of Business Building.

Upcoming Events

* Chipotle fundraiser for Road to Mafraq is today

Come to Chipotle on Green River Road in Evansville today from 5:00- 9:00 p.m. to show your support for refugee children in Syria and Jordan and to have a great time! Present the flyer, digital image, or mention it to the cashier at the time of purchase and 50 percent of your payment will go directly to support Road to Mafraq.

Road to Mafraq is a nonprofit organization which works to increase access to education for children affected by conflict in the Middle East. All proceeds from this event will go towards Road to Mafraq's endeavors to educate children in Jordan. Science Alliance for Syria has organized this fundraiser for Road to Mafraq.

Science Alliance for Syria is the joint project of science clubs at the University of Evansville including Society of Physics Students, Biological Sciences Club, Environmental Concerns Organization, and Chemistry Club.

* Venturing Crew fall break trip

Join the members of Venturing Crew for fall break in Missouri. They will kick off the trip with a visit to the City Museum in St. Louis - which is an adult playground. They will spend the majority of Fall Break canoeing the Current and Jack’s Fork Rivers, camping, and hiking. After a trip full of outdoor cooking and activities, they will swing by Lambert’s Café (“Home of Throwed Rolls”) on the way back to campus.

Venturing Crew officers will be available at Ridgway University Center tables from September 27-29 during lunch and dinner. The cost of the trip is $130, and you must be a Venturing Crew member to attend. The deadline for payment is September 30.

If you would like more information, visit the Ridgway University Center tables or e-mail venturing@evansville.edu.

They hope you will join them for a wonderful fall break!

* This Weekend in Music: Family Weekend Concert and Jazz Guest Artist

The Department of Music will present its annual Family Weekend Concert in Neu Chapel this Saturday afternoon, September 24, at 2:00 p.m. The program will include performances by the University Choir, the University Symphony Orchestra, the University String Ensemble, and the University Wind Ensemble. The Wind Ensemble will conclude the concert with a performance of Rio Grande, a work by the American composer Michael Daugherty, who will be in attendance. The concert is free and open to the public.

The Jazz Guest Artist Series kicks off its season in Wheeler Concert Hall this Sunday, September 25, at 4:00 p.m. with a performance by saxophonist Monte Skelton. Monte has established a reputation as a skillful jazz performer in a variety of settings, including leading his own funk band, Skelton’s Montourage. He was recently named the Evansville area’s Jazz Musician of the Year, and he won an honorable mention award as a soloist at the Elmhurst Jazz Festival in Chicago in 2010. In addition to his outstanding skills as a saxophone performer, Monte is a multi-instrumentalist, specializing in the EWI, or electronic wind instrument. For his UE performance, Monte will be accompanied by a rhythm section comprising some of the most outstanding jazz performers in the region, including Tom Drury, piano; Michael Gray, bass; and Pat Moore, drums.
 

* Meet the author of "Where Am I Eating?"

One Book One Community of Southwestern Indiana has announced that Kelsey Timmerman, author of Where Am I Eating: A Journey Through the Global Food Economy will be at Honey Dew Coffee Co. for a meet and greet from 8:00-9:30 a.m. on Friday, September 23. Honey Dew Coffee Co. is located at 612 South Weinbach Avenue across from campus.

Later that day, from 10:00-11:00 a.m., Timmerman will be at Barnes & Noble for a meet and greet and book signing.

* Rosary group on Friday

The Newman Club will be having a Rosary group this Friday, September 23, at 2:00 p.m. in Room 209 in the library. Nicolette Fonseca and Nathan Kabat will be leading the group in prayer. Students and faculty are welcome. For more information, contact Nicolette or Nathan at nf39@evansville.edu or nk78@evansville.edu. We hope to see you there!

* Department of Theatre kicks off season with "Failure: A Love Story"

The Department of Theatre kicks off the 2016–17 season with Philip Dawkins' Failure: A Love Story.

From one of Chicago’s most-intriguing theatrical voices, this fanciful and charming play introduces us to the Fail sisters, all of whom will be dead within a year. This vibrant comedy finds these three quirky women unwittingly living out their final days in their family’s bustling 1920s Chicago clock shop–and falling in love with the same suave and dashing man. Audiences will certainly be charmed by this musical fable and yearn to truly understand and harness the power of love.

The show runs September 23, 24, 29, and 30, and October 1 at 7:30 p.m., and September 25 and October 2 at 2:00 p.m. in Shanklin Theatre.

Tickets are $15 for adults and $13 for senior adults, non-UE students, and UE faculty and staff. UE students are entitled to one free ticket on the day of the performance they wish to attend.

Tickets can be reserved by stopping by or calling the ticket office at 812-488-2031 between noon-5:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday or from noon-1:00 p.m. on Sunday.

* Students: The United Way Coin War begins soon!

Students will have noticed the Coin Wars buckets in their residence halls and a strategically located table in Ridgway University Center. Take part in this friendly competition between residence halls.

The competition begins on September 26 and ends on September 28. Get your change ready!

How to Play
Put coins in your hall's bucket:

  • Pennies = +1 point (Put these in your hall’s bucket)
  • Silver coins = -1 point (Put these in other halls’ buckets)

The residence hall with the most points on September 28 is the winner!

Prizes

  • Pizza party with President Kazee.
  • Eternal glory all across campus.

All proceeds will be donated to the United Way of Southwestern Indiana as part of UE’s United Way Campaign. United Way serves the community by funding programs focusing on education, income, and health.
 

* Graduate School Fair next week

A Graduate School Fair is planned for Wednesday, September 28, 1:00-3:00 p.m. in the Class of 1959 Gallery and Lounge on the second floor of Ridgway University Center.

Schools registered for the fair are:

  • Atlantic University School of Medicine
  • Campbellsville University
  • Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary
  • Indiana Institute of Technology
  • Indiana Tech Law School
  • Indiana University - Bloomington Kelley School of Business,
  • Graduate Accounting and Information Systems Program
  • Indiana University School of Medicine
  • Indiana University School of Social Work
  • Indiana University - Purdue University Columbus,
  • MBA program and MA in Mental Health Counseling
  • IU Lilly Family School of Philanthropy
  • IUPUI School of Public and Environmental Affairs
  • Kelley School of Business Indianapolis
  • Methodist Theological School in Ohio
  • Purdue University Graduate School
  • University of Evansville School of Public Health
  • University of Indianapolis MBA Program
  • University of Southern Indiana
  • Valparaiso University Law School
  • Vanderbilt Divinity School
* Women of the Church event

The Newman Club would like to announce the upcoming Catholic leadership conference called Women of the Church. The event will take place October 7-9 in Ferdinand, Indiana. This conference will acknowledge, support, and honor the work of women in the Catholic Church. Keynote speakers include Carolyn Woo, Kathleen Sprows Cummings, and Mary Catherine Hilkert. The deadline to register for this event is Monday, September 26! Scholarship money is available. Contact Olivia Voegerl at ov4@evansville.edu or Jenny Koch at je46@evansville.edu for more information or go to the conference website.

* Sunday Mass at 9:00 a.m. in Neu Chapel

All are welcome to join us for Mass this Sunday at 9:00 a.m. in Neu Chapel. Fr. Raab will be our celebrant. Hope to see you there! For more information contact Olivia Voegerl at ov4@evansville.edu.

Info You Should Know

* Free HIV testing

There will be free and confidential HIV testing on September 23, from 9:00 a.m.-noon at the Health Center. Call 812-488-2033 to set up your appointment.

* Schedule to have your photo taken for the website

Photography sessions are available for all faculty and staff who would like to have their head shot taken so that it may be added to their department webpage. Sessions are scheduled for Tuesday, September 27, from 10:00-11:30 a.m., Friday, September 30, from 10:00-11:30 a.m., and Wednesday, October 12, from noon-1:00 p.m. Each session will last approximately 10 minutes. Contact Kim McDonald at km117@evansville.edu or ext. 2683 to schedule.

* 2016 TIAA-CREF counseling appointments

The TIAA-CREF representative will be on the UE campus for individual counseling sessions on October 19 and 20, November 15, and December 7 and 8.

To schedule an appointment, call TIAA-CREF at 1-800-732-8353 or 317-706-6200.

Please note that the meeting location has been changed to room 208 of the University Libraries.
 

* Found - Visa gift card

A Visa gift card was found in Graves Hall late last week. If you can prove that it is yours, contact Jeannette Oakley in the Tapley Center, located in Room 243 in Graves Hall, or e-mail at jo29@evansville.edu

* Food Advisory Board seeks student members

The Resident Students Association and Sodexo are looking for a student input team. Selected students can earn up to $30 in AceBucks each month.

The Food Advisory Board (FAB) program gives students the opportunity to act as a liaison between the students, the University of Evansville, and Sodexo. The FAB at University of Evansville was created as a breakout group of the Resident Students Association (RSA) to represent the voices of the students, while also assisting with shaping Sodexo’s culinary programs and offerings. Not only do they help shape promotions, they continuously provide insight from students to Sodexo.

If you are interested in applying to be part of the Food Advisory Board, fill out this application and return it to Brian Conner in the Office of Residence Life by September 30. All students can apply, but it is helpful if you have a meal plan and/or dine regularly on campus.

* New study abroad process

The Office of Education Abroad is reworking its entire process to make studying abroad much simpler for students.

If you’ve previously passed up the opportunity to study abroad because you thought it was too complicated, feel free to stop by to see how things have changed. Or, if you’ve ever been interested in study abroad but haven’t started the process yet, swing by the office to get more information and ask any questions you might have. They will show you how much simpler it is now to go abroad, and will work with you step-by-step to make it happen.

They will also be set up in Ridgway University Center this Friday from 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. to answer your questions.

Don’t hesitate to come see them!

* UE Bookstore Family Weekend sale and extended hours

The UE Bookstore will have extended hours during Family Weekend and also will be offering 15 percent off the regular price on all clothing and gift purchases.

Hours for the store and sale are:

  • Friday, September 23 from 8:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, September 24 from 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, September 25 from noon -2:00 p.m.

Stop in for some great savings.

* OGSP featured grant opportunities

The Office of Grants and Sponsored Programs (OGSP) would like to announce the next round of featured grant opportunities for the Fall 2016 semester!

At OGSP, we oversee federal and state funding opportunities, assisting faculty and staff in the process of applying for external funding in support of scholarly and creative activities. These activities include: basic research, applied research, fellowships, curriculum development, community outreach, international exchange, sabbatical support, and faculty-guided student research. Starting this year, OGSP plans to post in AceNotes with information regarding upcoming grant opportunities and deadlines.

These are the featured opportunities for this posting:

We encourage faculty and staff to contact us with any questions regarding these grants or any other opportunities. Our office is located in Room 205 in Olmsted Administration Hall, and you can reach director of grants and sponsored programs Johnna-Denning Smith by phone at ext. 2551 or by e-mail at jd184@evansville.edu.

 

Congratulations

* Kretz joins editorial board for the journal Teaching Ethics

Assistant professor Lisa Kretz has accepted a three-year position on the editorial board for the journal Teaching Ethics.

Teaching Ethics is dedicated to ethical issues across the curriculum with particular attention to pedagogical methodology and practice in both academic inquiry and professional practice. The journal’s editorial focus is on ethics as a dimension of all academic inquiry rather than as an isolated philosophical discipline. Its primary mission is to provide a peer-reviewed forum for academic dialogue in ethics instruction across disciplines such as business, medicine, trades, technology, law, and other areas of liberal education.
 

Harlaxton Happenings

* Green joins editorial board

David Green, senior lecturer in British Studies at Harlaxton College, has joined the editorial board of Fourteenth Century England, a biennial journal published by Boydell and Brewer. The board also sponsors a number of sessions at the annual meeting of the International Medieval Congress held at the University of Leeds in the UK.

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