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Friday, September 16, 2011

* Give. Advocate. Volunteer. Live United!

Give. Advocate. Volunteer. Live United! UE’s United Way Campaign is winding down! But there is is still time to participate. Please consider pledging your support and making our community a better place! Take a moment to 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.

If you turn in your United Way pledge form by 8 a.m., Monday, Sept. 17, you will 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 association with the United Way goes back many years. The various schools at which I’ve worked have all had UW campaigns, and in each case I’ve seen the good that comes from United Way support of local organizations. Most important, from my perspective, is the reward I’ve felt from knowing – as I move throughout the community – that my financial support has had a direct impact on the people with whom I interact. In Evansville, for example, I’ve had a chance to meet many of the people at the organizations receiving UW support, and I leave those meetings feeling deeply moved. It is obvious that, without the United Way, this would be a diminished community.”

Tom Kazee
President, University of Evansville

“Ever since I put on a Brownie scout uniform in elementary school, United Way has been a part of my life. Of course, I wasn’t aware of that then. Even as adults, it’s not apparent that many of us have had our lives impacted by United Way. From community to community across the country, United Way helps provide wide ranging programs and services – from Red Cross assistance during natural disasters, to programs for scouting and other youth programs, to a hotline to connect people with services they desperately need but don’t know how to find. I was privileged to have previously served as the southwest Indiana campaign chair. That experience allowed me to see the important work up close and personal and I wish I could effectively convey the impact to you. Please see for yourself – Give. Advocate. Volunteer. – try one or all of those ways and you will know what I mean.”

Lucy Himstedt
Director, University Relations

“Being a mentor for the YWCA’s Live Y’ers program, I have seen the positive outcomes that are a result of funding that the United Way has provided. The Live Y’ers is a program for at-risk girls in the Evansville community. It begins with girls in the 3rd grade at Glenwood and Lodge schools and follows these girls through Bosse High School. The mission of the Live Y’ers is to delay pregnancy and promote graduation. I have volunteered as a mentor to a Live Y’er for the past several years and although she became a mother when she was 15, she has returned to school and plans to complete her education. I have encouraged her and have helped her to make decisions to promote her successful completion of high school and hopefully to go on to college. The Live Y’er whom I mentor has few positive role models in her life, very few resources and has had to accept responsibility at a very young age. I feel that without this program she would have a hard time staying in school and making good decisions to help her break the cycle of poverty that her family has been in for generations. I appreciate the generous donations that help keep local programs like this in our community.”

Jerrilee LaMar, PhD, RN, CNE
Assistant Professor, Nursing

“Since returning to Southern Indiana in 2003, I have been involved in a number of exceptional United Way and community initiatives. For example, the United Way is actively involved in many of the activities and services that are provided children here in the local community through the School-Community Council, a unique collaborative of over 70 local agencies, organizations, and community service providers. In addition to the SCC, I am also on the Board of Directors for the Early Childhood Development Coalition, another United Way supported collaboration that is helping families with very young children get ready for kindergarten. As a person who spends a great deal of time in local schools working with teachers, social workers, principals, parents, and children, I see the United Way of Southwestern Indiana as one of the unique strengths of this wonderful community.”

Chuck Watson
Chair, Department of Education


Upcoming Events

* Informal Chinese Conversation and Culture Class

An informal class on Chinese culture and conversation is set for Wednesdays, Sept 21-Nov. 30, from 4-5 p.m. in Room 5B, Hyde Hall. This is free and open to everyone on campus. Visiting Instructor of Chinese Xiaoyu Zhu will be covering basic conversation skills and cultural information at each class.

* Catholic Mass in Neu Chapel on Sunday

Everyone is welcome for Mass in Neu Chapel this Sunday at 1 p.m. Father Chris Forler, associate pastor of Christ the King Catholic Church, will be the celebrant. UE students Hilary Waltz, Carly Herrud, and Alexis Niese will be the Ministers of Hospitality, James Drury will be the reader, Emily Williams will be the altar server, and Fatima Chan will lead the music ministry with Joshua Goodwin at piano. Anyone who would like to sing with the choir is invited to practice in the chapel beginning at noon. Contact Catholic Campus Minister Mike Roesch at with any questions.

* UE Celebrates 2011 International Year of Chemistry

On Wednesday, Sept. 21, UE will host Dr. Bradley D. Miller, director of the American Chemical Society (ACS) Office of International Activities.  Miller will speak in Room 100, Koch Center, at 6:30 p.m.  He will discuss the 2011 International Year of Chemistry, the global character and appeal of chemistry, and preparation and opportunities for success in the global chemical enterprise.  The talk is sponsored by the Indiana-Kentucky Border Section of the ACS. 

Prior to the lecture, at 5 p.m. in the Koch Center Atrium, UE and USI students will present their undergraduate research at a poster session.  Refreshments will be provided.  The UE Chemistry Department hopes you and your students can attend this event.


* Security Awareness Week

Security Awareness Week is Sept. 19 – 23. Activities for the week include:

Monday, Sept. 19 in Ridgway University Center
•    “Meet your Security Staff” display on the Ridgway Television Cameras

Tuesday, Sept. 20 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. in Ridgway University Center
•    Bike Patrol Demonstration and Bike Registration
•    Students can register for FREE prizes*

Wednesday, Sept. 21 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. in Ridgway University Center
•    Security display on personal safety, theft prevention, and engraving services for student property.
•    Students can register for FREE prizes*

Thursday, Sept. 22 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. – Ridgway Center
•    Information regarding sexual assault on campus
•    Students can register for FREE prizes*

Friday, Sept. 23 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. in Ridgway University Center
•    Drugs and Alcohol information, RAD Sign-up
•    Students can register for FREE prizes*

Student drawing for free prizes Friday at 2 p.m.*
* Students can win FREE prizes at the end of the week consisting of: UE ceramic mug (green), UE automatic folding umbrella, UE ball cap, UE ceramic mug (blue)

* WUEV to Present Evening of Jazz on October 8

91.5 F.M.-WUEV will present “An Evening of Jazz with the Stefan Scaggiari Trio” on Saturday, Oct. 8 at Eykamp Hall in the Ridgway University Center.  Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. and the concert will begin at 7 p.m.  The concert will also feature Skelton’s Montourage and Jeff Harmon Jazz.

The concert will mark a homecoming for Stefan Scaggiari, a world-renowned jazz pianist who is an Evansville native.  A graduate of the Eastman School of Music, Scaggiari earned a Master’s Degree from the Peabody Conservatory and was a semi-finalist in the prestigious Van Cliburn Competition, while also playing as a member of the U.S. Marine Band at the White House numerous times. Scaggiari has played with major Symphony Orchestras in Indianapolis, Florida, Calgary, and Evansville with the Evansville Philharmonic.  He has also play internationally in Brazil, Italy, the Netherlands, Turkey and Japan, with over 30 recordings to his discography, including nine on Concord Records.

Skelton’s Montourage features UE graduate Monte Skelton as band leader.  Skelton teams with some of the finest musicians in the Tri-State area to comprise Skelton’s Montourage.  Jeff Harmon Jazz, meanwhile, is a swinging quartet featuring Jane Harmon (vocals), Red Wick (piano), Pat Moore (drums), and Jeff Harmon (bass).  They will be accompanied by Paul Black on vibes at the Oct. 8 concert.

“We really hope that this concert will be something that the Evansville community enjoys,” said WUEV general manager Tom Benson.  “We worked hard to try to create a line-up that will be a great celebration of Evansville jazz.  With Stefan being an Evansville native, we are really excited to be able to welcome him home with a concert like this by combining his talents with some of the best local talents in the area.  It should be a very special night.”

Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 on the day of the show.  Tickets can be purchased on-line at both and Ticket proceeds will go to benefit both 91.5 F.M.-WUEV, as well as the Pat McCormick Scholarship Fund, which honors the late local jazz great Pat McCormick.

The concert is made possible by support from the Evansville Courier & Press, Reach Magazine, Moore Music, the Edgewater Grille and the Friends of WUEV.


* University Worship this Sunday in Neu Chapel

The UE community is invited to attend University Worship this Sunday in Neu Chapel at 10:30 a.m. Students, faculty, and staff will help lead the service this Sunday. Coffee and donuts available at 10 a.m.

* Family Weekend 2011!

There are just 7 DAYS LEFT before Family Weekend 2011!  Family Weekend is from Friday, Sept. 23 to Sunday, Sept. 25.  There will be tons of fun for you and everyone in your family!  To see a detailed schedule of events or to register online, go to Questions?  Contact the Office of Alumni and Parent Relations, by calling  812-488-2586 and asking for Donna or e-mail us at . 

* 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.”


* 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.

* 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. 

* 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 .

* 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.

* 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

* Cell Phone Found

A cell phone has been found.  If you have lost yours, please call Brenda at 488-2520, or go to Room 205 in Hyde Hall.

* 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.

* 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 .


* 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.



* 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:



Treasures and Traditions

* John Collins Moore Society

The University's John Collins Moore Society honors the institution's founder. It was established in 1994 with more than 250 charter members. In six years its roster exceeded 3,000. Members are those who have included UE in their estate plans, wills, trusts, gift annuities, life insurance policies or other deferred-giving vehicles.



* Women's Soccer To Host Pair Of 'Hawks

The University of Evansville women’s soccer team will begin a four-match home stretch starting Friday when the Purple Aces battle Miami University of Ohio at 7 p.m.. The Aces will also play host to University of Tennessee-Martin Sunday at 1 p.m.

Friday Evansville (1-5-3) Miami (3-2-0) 7 p.m. Live Stats Audio

Sunday Evansville UT-Martin 1  p.m. Live Stats

EVANSVILLE (1-5-3, 0-0 MVC)
Evansville comes off a 0-0-2 week, tying both Lamar University (2-2) and Northern Arizona University (0-0) in double overtime at the Hilton Garden Inn High Altitude Tournament hosted by NAU. The Aces look to get the offense going this weekend in route to their first home win of the season. Evansville is averaging 0.78 goals per game and 8.8 shots per contest this fall. Sophomore Stephanie Thompson (2g, 1a, 5pts) leads the attack, while Tasha Prentice, Kaitlin Robinett, and Kasey Cartwright have each recorded one goal and one assist. Sophomore Breana Beine leads the squad with 16 shots. In the net, junior Chaviel Harrison has played all 870:00 minutes, recording a 1.86 GAA, 62 saves, a .775 save percentage, and two shutouts.

Evansville and Miami have played a pair of common opponents this fall in Morehead State and Xavier. Against Morehead State, the Aces fell, 3-1, while Miami won, 4-0. However, both UE (1-0) and the RedHawks (2-1) fell to XU by one goal.

Junior goalkeeper Chaviel Harrison kept the hosting Northern Arizona Lumberjacks off the board Sunday afternoon at the Hilton Garden Inn High Altitude Tournament, as Evansville ended in a 0-0 tie. Harrison recorded 11 saves in the match, facing a 28-shot bombardment. The Murrieta, Calif. native played all 220:00 minutes on the weekend that featured two double overtime draws. In UE’s 2-2 tie to Lamar, Harrison recorded seven saves, including one in the second overtime period. Across two matches, Harrison finished with 18 saves, a .900 save percentage, and her fourth career shutout.

Entering the 2011 season, Chaviel Harrison recorded two career shutouts in 32 matches. Just nine contests into the season, Harrison has already doubled her career total, tallying one shutout each in the past two weekends.

Prior to Sunday’s 0-0 tie to Northern Arizona, the last time Evansville participated in an all-around scoreless match was Oct. 5, 2007 when UE tied Northern Iowa, 0-0, in Cedar Rapids.

The Purple Aces’ back-to-back draws last weekend mark just the second time in program history (spanning back to 1993) for UE to record consecutive ties. The only other time this occurred was in the 1994 season when UE tied Loyola (3-3) and Northwestern (0-0) in the first two matches of the season.

1, 2, 3…DRAW!
Nine matches into the season, the Aces have already recorded three draws. In the program’s 19-year history, UE has tied three or more matches four times. Four is the record for draws in a season set in 1994.


* Men's Soccer To Battle Ramblers And Tigers At Bradley Invitational

The University of Evansville men’s soccer will take to the road for its third straight tournament, competing in the Hotels at Grand Prairie Classic hosted by Bradley University. The Purple Aces will face Loyola-Chicago Friday at 4:30 p.m. and Memphis Sunday at noon.

Friday Evansville (2-2-0) Loyola-Chicago (1-3-1) 4:30 p.m. Live Stats

Sunday Evansville Memphis 12 p.m. Live Stats

EVANSVILLE (2-2-0, 0-0 MVC)
The Aces comes off a 1-1 showing in their own ProRehab Aces Soccer Classic last weekend. UE fell to Marist College, 1-0, then bounced back to top Eastern Illinois, 3-2, in overtime. On the season, the Aces average 1.25 goals per game, equaling their opposition on the scoreboard, 5-5. With a 45-40 shot advantage, UE has been averaging 11.2 shots per contest. Leading the attack is junior Jesse Sharp with two goals and two assists this fall. Dylan Terry, Aaron Henkle, and Jarrett Robbins each have one goal to their name.

Junior Jesse Sharp played hero Sunday afternoon in the ProRehab Aces Soccer Classic, scoring the tying goal in the 83rd minute to force overtime, then netted the game-winning goal with 56 seconds remaining in the first extra period over Eastern Illinois. Sharp was named to the all-tournament team for the second straight week, recording a 1.000 shot and shot on goal percentage. On the season, Sharp leads the Purple Aces with six points (2G, 2A), having a hand in four of UE’s five goals.

Senior Jarrett Robbins and Sharp were named to the ProRehab Aces Soccer Classic All-Tournament Team. The 6’7” Robbins led UE on the defensive end of the Aces’ 3-2 overtime victory over Eastern Illinois, holding the Panthers shotless in the extra period. Robbins also took a shot in each contest over the weekend.

Jesse Sharp has already tallied more points this season than he had in his career total entering the year. The junior entered the 2011 season with five points to his name (1G, 3A) in 26 matches. Now through just four matches, he has tallied six points (2G, 2A), having a hand in four of UE’s five goals.

Evansville will play in its third straight tournament this weekend, heading to the Bradley Invitational along with Memphis and Loyola. Friday’s match with Memphis will mark the Aces’ first of five consecutive road matches. Evansville will not play another home contest until Oct. 12.

Playing in their fourth annual “Kick it for the Cure” match last Sunday, the Aces continued their undefeated record in the event that benefits the Greater Evansville Susan G. Komen Foundation. UE owns a 3-0-1 mark in the pink matches.


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