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Monday, September 26, 2016

* Test of AceAlerts emergency notification system on September 28

The Office of Safety and Security will be conducting a test of the AceAlerts Emergency Notification System. The test alert will be sent out at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, September 28. If you do not receive this test message by a text message, e-mail, University telephone, University computer, University television system, UE Twitter account, UE Facebook account, or speakers in the residence halls, please call the Office of Safety and Security at ext. 2051 or 812-488-2051 to report it.


What's Happening Today

* Attention all students: the United Way Coin War has commenced!

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 this 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!

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.

* Newman Club Dinner and Discussion today

The Newman Club is having its weekly Dinner and Discussion today at the Newman Center from 5:00-6:30 p.m. For supper, the social committee will be preparing beef nacho casserole. Fr. Godfrey will be giving a presentation about maintaining relationships in college. We hope you can make it! For more information, contact Olivia at


Upcoming Events

* Graduate School Fair this Wednesday

Many schools have registered for the Graduate School Fair on Wednesday, September 28. The event is scheduled from 1:00-3:00 p.m. in the Class of 1959 Gallery and Lounge on the second floor of Ridgway University Center.

Registered schools 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
  • University of Evansville DPT and Physician Assistant Programs 
* This Week in Music

Professor of trumpet and director of jazz studies Timothy J. Zifer and assistant professor of voice Alanna Keenan will present this week’s faculty recital in Wheeler Concert Hall this evening, September 27, at 7:30 p.m. Repertory for the recital will include music from the Baroque to the present, and department faculty members Anne Fiedler (piano), Helen Skuggedal Reed (harpsichord and organ), and Jennifer Farny (cello) will provide accompaniment on various pieces. The recital is free and open to the public.

* I-House: Greece

Today's I-House presentation is about Greece and Theda Soldatou will be our lovely speaker! She is an international studies and political science double major. Her hobbies include tennis, books (psychology and science fiction), painting, sketching, listening to music, hanging out with friends, watching TV shows, and dancing. Her plan is to teach us some dances and have us eat some delicious food and listen to awesome songs. Her favorite part about UE is how friendly everyone is and how UE is like a family. So, tonight at 7:00 p.m., come upstairs in Ridgway University Center to learn all about Greece.

* Lunch and Lead: People Smart

The next Lunch and Lead is set for today at noon in Eykamp Hall, Room 252, in Ridgway University Center. Associate professor of psychology Lora Becker will be making a presentation titled “People Smart.” She will be discussing how to speak about emotional intelligence and how to better interact with others.

This event is free and open to all students, faculty, staff, and UE community members. We encourage attendees to bring their lunch with them to these events!

* Engineering Speed Networking event planned for October 5

Attention all students from the College of Engineering and Computer Science - RSVP in JobLink by October 3 to attend Engineering Speed Networking. The event will be held Wednesday, October 5, from 6:00-8:30 p.m. in Eykamp Hall, Ridgway University Center. Get face-to-face with employers interested in you. Space is limited, so RSVP today under JobLink’s Events tab (Workshops). 

* 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

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


Info You Should Know

* Documentary "From the Ashes" to premiere at Heartland Film Festival

The Evansville, Indiana-produced documentary film From the Ashes: The University of Evansville Purple Aces will make its public premiere at next month’s Heartland Film Festival in Indianapolis.

The film, which tells the story of the 1977 UE Men’s Basketball team and the tragic plane crash that killed 29 people (including all 14 players), will debut at 5:30 p.m. EST. on Thursday, October 27. A second showing will follow on Saturday, October 29 at 10:15 a.m. EST.

“We’re extremely proud and excited to premiere From the Ashes at this year’s Heartland Film Festival,” said Joe Atkinson, the film’s producer and director. “Many of the families and friends of those killed on December 13, 1977, shared the stories of their loved ones with us in the hope of keeping their memories alive through the film’s audience. Heartland has a reputation as a great festival with a terrific audience, and we’re looking forward to debuting the film for them.”

From the Ashes primarily tells the team’s story through firsthand accounts. In producing the film, Atkinson conducted more than 75 interviews, including retired UE officials, family members of the victims, and first responders to the site of the tragic accident.

Their stories, alongside narration from Rusty James, tell a story that begins with the University's decision in January 1977 to move its basketball program to Division I, and ends in the aftermath of one of sports' greatest tragedies.

For more information about the Heartland Film Festival, or to purchase tickets to one of the screenings, visit the Heartland Film Festival’s website.

For more information about From the Ashes, contact Joe Atkinson at 812-893-1642 or

View the trailer for From the Ashes: The University of Evansville Purple Aces online here.


* Need a textbook?

The UE Bookstore will soon begin the return process of unsold books so if you still need a textbook please come to the bookstore and purchase your requirements.  If for some reason you still need a textbook but do not have the funds to purchase your book now the bookstore will be happy to hold you a copy until a designated date.  You may do this at the bookstore’s textbook counter.  If you have any questions please contact the UE Bookstore.

* 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 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.

* 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.

* 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. 



* Mathematics professor publishes music history article

Clark Kimberling, professor of mathematics, has an article on "Two Early American Women and Their Hymns: Elizabeth Ann Seton and Matilda Durham Hoy," in the current issue of The Hymn (journal of The Hymn Society in the United States and Canada).

The article establishes that a hymn tune named Jerusalem, published anonymously in Baltimore before 1820, was composed by Seton. This new earliest known hymn tune by an American-born woman has been overlooked in previous writings about Mother Seton, who in 1974 became the first native-born citizen of the United States to be canonized by the Roman Catholic Church. It was in 1812 that she composed Jerusalem and added three original verses of words to a pre-existing first verse.

Kimberling's article also discusses Promised Land, which is presently sung in many churches. Evidence is presented that Durham composed the tune, rather than merely arranging a pre-existing folk melody.

* 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.


Thank You

* Family Weekend 2016

Thank you to every department and student organization that participated this year with Family Weekend! We exceeded the usual attendance of 500 people with a turnout of 660 family members on campus. This year saw the largest amount of campus support during the weekend. Thanks to all volunteers, presenters, champions, and prize donators for the PASSPORT Game. Any and all suggestions for next year should be sent to Angela Williams at



* Gray paces men's golf in first day at NKU

Tyler Gray was the top performer for the University of Evansville Men’s Golf team as they wrapped up the first day of the NKU Fall Collegiate Classic at Elks Run Golf Club.

Gray posted a 77 to open the day before carding an even 72 in the second round to finish the day with a 149. He is tied for twenty-seventh overall. Matthew Ladd continued to record solid scores in his freshman season. His rounds on Sunday checked in at 73 and 77 as he is tied for thirty-eighth with a 150.

Wil Pahud and Cameron Weyer are tied for third for the Purple Aces. Each completed the day with scores of 155. Noah Reese is two behind the duo with a 157. Zac Turi and Austin Carmack played as individuals. Turi notched two rounds of 76 to complete the day with a 152. Carmack wrapped up the first two rounds with a 155.

As a team, Evansville is in twelfth place with a 602. The Aces are six behind Youngstown State and St. Francis (Pennsylvania), who are tied for tenth with scores of 596.

Dayton had a strong day, with all five of their players finishing the day in the top 15. The Flyers go into Monday’s final round with a lead of nine strokes over Oakland. Dayton notched a 567 with Oakland notching a 576. Stetson is currently in third with a 580.

The top two teams also had the top individuals. Dayton’s Nick Paxson and Oakland’s Marc Norton are tied atop the leaderboard with scores of 139. Devin Jenkins from Fort Wayne s in third, just one behind.

Today the teams wrap up the tournament with a single round of 18.


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