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Thursday, October 13, 2016

* Reminder: Snyder Lecture Series Featuring Dr. Bennet Omalu will be held DOWNTOWN tonight

Tonight’s Snyder Lecture Series featuring Dr. Bennet Omalu will be held at the Old National Events Plaza Ballroom in Downtown Evansville at 7:00 p.m. For more information, please visit

* Parking on Sesquicentennial Oval limited Friday

A number of parking spaces will be reserved on the Sesquicentennial Oval on Friday for members of the University’s Board of Trustees.

* Ace CARE Fun Run street closings

On Saturday October 15, the first Ace CARE Fun Run will be held. All traffic on Walnut Street between Runnymeade and Weinbach Avenues and on Rotherwood Avenue from Olive Street to Walnut will be blocked. Parking will be affected between 8:00 a.m. and approximately 11:30 a.m. as follows:

  • Lot F, G, and Ridgway Drive: Access either in or out of these area will not be permitted
  • Lot O: Access in and out will be via the west gates only
  • North Hall Drive: Access in or out of the drive will not be permitted
  • Lot H and Q: Vehicles entering and exiting the lot should do so via Lot Q east gates

Student parked in Lot F or G who need to drive their vehicle between 8:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m. will need to move their vehicle BEFORE 8:00 a.m.

* Homecoming 2016 - welcome alumni!

Over 500 alumni from 25 states are expected on campus this weekend. Join us in welcoming them back to their UE home. Faculty, staff, and students are invited to take part. See the full schedule of events at

* Samsung Galaxy Note 7 cell phones prohibited on campus due to fire hazard

Samsung has recently responded to the fire hazards associated with the Galaxy Note 7 cell phones by asking owners to abandon the phones immediately. Their recommendation is not to charge the phone or have it powered on at any time. Out of an abundance of caution, the University is asking all Galaxy Note 7 cell phone owners to refrain from using the phones on campus. This includes charging the phone, even if the phone is powered down. Owners are encouraged to direct any questions they may have to their cell phone provider. 

* Winter intersession courses

The University of Evansville offers winter intersession courses from December 15 to January 6. Registration will begin October 31. Students may register for one winter intersession course.

For more information go here.

These accelerated courses offer students the opportunity to:

  • Take a course online to earn credits toward graduation
  • Lighten your spring course schedule
  • Complete missing requirements

Class offerings:

  • FIN 280 Personal Finance (Alhenawi)
  • PSYC 416 Human Sexuality (Becker)
  • EDUC 321  Teaching Social Studies (Gieselmann)
  • PSYC 121  Introduction to Psychology (Hennon-Peters)
  • PSCI 100  World Politics (Kim)
  • HS 101  Adult Health and Wellness (LaMar)
  • ART 105 Introduction to the Visual Arts (Larmann)
  • PH 190  Introduction to Public Health (Patel-Dovlatabadi)
  • SOC 105 Introduction to Sociology (Plikuhn)
  • EXSS 320  Nutrition for Performance and Health (Rodd)
  • PSYC 229 Social Psychology (Stevenson)
  • ES 103  Fundamental of Environmental Science (Thananatthanachon)
  • COMM 380 Intercultural Communication (Thomlison)
* Heavy visit days approaching for Office of Admission

Fridays in October are exciting because many visitors from around the country are checking out UE for the first time! In respect for the families who have driven such a distance to visit our campus, the Office of Admission asks that the campus community not park in the white or purple parking spaces in the Sesquicentennial Oval on Fridays in October. Thank you for continuously doing your part to make UE such a special place for a prospective student to visit.


What's Happening Today

* UE community invited to session on campus with Bennet Omalu

There will be a special Q & A with Dr. Bennet Omalu this afternoon from 3:00-4:00 p.m. in Eykamp Hall, Ridgway University Center. All of campus is invited to this session; however, seating is limited. Later today - at 7:00 p.m. - Omalu will speak at a public lecture at the Old National Events Plaza Ballroom in Downtown Evansville. 

As chronicled in the 2015 film Concussion starring Will Smith, Omalu made a career breakthrough when he became the first doctor to discover and identify chronic brain damage as a major factor in the deaths of professional athletes. Since his discovery, he has gone to unbelievable lengths to raise awareness of the severity of concussions in athletes.

* Learn about American University graduate programs in public affairs

Jennifer Forney, assistant dean of graduate enrollment for the School of Public Affairs at American University, will be on campus to discussgraduate programs at SPA. She will have an information booth today in Ridgway University Center from 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. The School of Public Affairs offers an array of graduate degrees in public administration, public policy, justice, law and criminology, terrorism, homeland security policy, and political science.


Upcoming Events

* Blood Drive on October 18

The Newman Club is hosting a fall blood drive on Tuesday, October 18, from noon-6:00 p.m. If you are interested in either giving blood or donating your time through volunteer work, contact Paige Hignite at

* Rosary group meeting today

The Newman Club will be having a Rosary group today at 2:00 p.m. in Room 209 in the Bower-Suhrheinrich Library. All students and faculty are welcome!

* Rev. Tom Heaton to preach during University Worship

Tom HeatonThe campus community is invited to Homecoming Sunday this week, at 11:00 a.m. in Neu Chapel. Special guest preacher Rev. Tom Heater will preach, "Called, Equipped, and Fearless," from Jeremiah 1: 4-10. Donuts and coffee will be available before and after the service. All are welcome!

Heaton is a 1982 graduate of the University of Evansville. He earned his Master of Divinity degree from Christian Theological Seminary in Indianapolis and is a United Methodist pastor from the Indiana Conference.

For several years, Heaton helped the working poor of Guatemala by selling fair trade crafts through a nonprofit he formed called Mayan Traditions. Profits from sales were returned to Guatemala to help orphanages and children’s related ministries. In 2008, Heaton founded Mission Guatemala and Bishop Michael Coyner appointed Heaton to work with the poor of Guatemala.

Mission Guatemala is a United Methodist related ministry that operates a clinic and a preschool feeding program in San Andrés Semetabaj, Guatemala. Mission Guatemala is currently trying to discern new projects it can start in the San Andrés area to help improve the quality of life for the indigenous people of Guatemala. Guatemala is one of the poorest countries in the western hemisphere ranking fourth in the world for child malnutrition.

Heaton has been involved with Neu Chapel and UE's Religious Life over the years and has also provided space in Guatemala for UE students who are involved in the GAP program.

* Lunch and Lead: Taking Time for You

The next Lunch and Lead is set for Tuesday, October 18, at 12:30 p.m. in Eykamp Hall, Room 252, Ridgway University Center. This session, presented by Jamie Adams-Kemper of Counseling Services, will help you develop self-care strategies you can use to de-stress and engage in more mindful living.

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!

* Zeta Tau Alpha's Big Man on Campus on October 22

Zeta Tau Alpha's annual Big Man on Campus philanthropy event is Saturday, October 22, at 7:00 p.m. in Eykamp Hall, Ridgway University Center. Tickets will be on sale October 19-21 in Ridgway University Center lobby for $5, and at the door on the night of the event for $7. All proceeds from the event go toward ZTA's national philanthropy of breast cancer education and awareness!

* Phi Mu Gives Back today

Today from 5:00-7:00 p.m., Phi Mu will have a clothing drive table in Ridgway University Center lobby. The clothes should be in good condition or lightly worn. Clean out your closets for the new semester and the holidays!

* Chinese knot DIY lesson planned for Friday

The Chinese Knot DIY lesson is coming! This Chinese Club event will take place Friday, October 14 from 5:00-6:30 p.m. in the basement of Hughes Hall. They will have materials there that you can use to design your own Chinese knots, such as old fashion coins, ceramic beads, and colorful strings. Traditional Chinese music will be played and Chinese tea will be served.

The event is free for those who have paid the $2 membership fee to join the Chinese Club. If you have not yet joined, you can still pay the $2 membership fee and participate in the Chinese Knot DIY lesson. Only 40 seats are available at this event, so reserve your spot as early as you can by e-mailing

* October Speaker Series Luncheon

Please join us for the Speaker Series Luncheon on Wednesday, October 19, from noon-1:00 p.m. In Eykamp Hall, Room 252, Ridgway University Center.

Merrill Bradford, UE alumnus and director of events for the Southwest Chamber of Commerce, will speak along with a panel that includes Tynesha McGlown, community outreach program director, YMCA of Southwestern Indiana, Steven Stump, assistant director, Center for Applied Research, Outreach and Engagement, USI, and Brooke Fisher, administrative assistant IV, Old National Bank. All are members of the Young Professional Alliance through the Southwest Indiana Chamber.

Their topic will be networking skills.

Please RSVP to by Monday, October 17 for a free boxed lunch!

The Young Professional Alliance is also extending an invitation to all UE students to attend its Career Connect Networking Reception the next evening, Thursday, October 20.

* This Week in Music: performance clinics

Today the Department of Music will host a series of clinics featuring noted performance psychologist Noa Kageyama. The sessions will focus on learning various techniques for using sport psychology principles to help musicians perform to their abilities under pressure. A member of the faculty at Julliard, Kageyama has provided similar seminars for institutions and organizations such as the New England Conservatory, the US Armed Forces School of Music, the Music Teachers National Association, and the National Association of Teachers of Singing. His time at UE will include four separate sessions that will take place in Wheeler Concert Hall and will begin at 9:00 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 1:00 p.m., and 2:30 p.m. All sessions are free and open to the public.

* Collegiate Changemaker Challenge info session and kickoff

Changemaker ChallengeWant to change the world? Come find out how and be inspired by social Innovation expert Scott Sherman. Collegiate competition information will also be available.

This information session is set for Monday, October 17, 4:00–5:30 p.m., in Room 162, Schroeder School of Business Building. (Note that the time of the event has changed from what was listed in the previous announcement.

This is free and open to the public.

For more information, visit

For more Social Innovation Week events, visit

* Performance psychologist Noa Kageyama to present workshop

Special guest performance psychologist Noa Kageyama will be offering a series of clinics on Friday, October 14, in Wheeler Concert Hall. All sessions are free and open to the public.

Topics will include:

  • 9:00 a.m. - Energy: How to beat performance anxiety and play your best when it counts
  • 10:30 a.m. - Focus: How to quiet your inner critic and get into the zone
  • 1:00 p.m. - Courage: How to get past your fears and doubts and perform fearlessly under pressure
  • 2:30 p.m. - Preparation: Practice techniques to help you thrive under pressure

Students and community members are invited to attend these sessions and learn various techniques for utilizing sport psychology principles to perform up to their abilities under pressure.

Kageyama serves on the faculty of The Juilliard School and the New World Symphony. Also a conservatory-trained violinist with degrees from Juilliard and Oberlin, his understanding of performance pressure and excellence come from his own experiences on the concert stage from the age of two. Through 23 years of training, complete with television and radio appearances, solo performances with orchestra, and international competitions, he experienced first-hand the discipline, hard work, and perseverance it takes to reach an expert level of performance - as well as the frustration of performing poorly at the worst possible moments.

Kageyama's work has been featured in media outlets ranging from The Wall Street Journal to Lifehacker, and he has provided seminars for institutions and organizations such as the New England Conservatory, US Armed Forces School of Music, Perlman Music Program, Starling-Delay Symposium, Music Teachers' National Association, and the National Association for Teachers of Singing.

Find out more here.

* Health Careers Fair next Tuesday

There are 55 employers registered for the Health Careers Fair 2016. Come to the Student Fitness Center next Tuesday, October 18, from 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. to meet employers who are interested in you! All students, freshmen through seniors, who are considering a health-related career should attend.

See registered employers in JobLink.

Also, pre-register for the event in JobLink to allow employers to view your resume early! 

* Phi Mu presents Rock for Riley

Phi Mu's annual fall philanthropy, Rock for Riley, is Friday, October 21, at 7:00-9:00 p.m. in Eykamp Hall, Ridgway University Center. Tickets will be on sale October 17-20 in Ridgway University Center lobby for $5, and at the door on the night of the event for $5.

All proceeds from the event go toward Phi Mu's national philanthropy, Children's Miracle Network Hospitals.

* Ireland's revolution of 1916 to be topic of Fiddick Lecture

This year’s annual Thomas C. Fiddick Lecture sponsored by the University of Evansville’s Department of History is planned for tomorrow - Friday, October 28. The lecture begins at 7:00 p.m. in Room 170 (Smythe Lecture Hall) in the Schroeder School of Business Building. This event is free and open to the public.

Daire Koegh, professor of history at Dublin City University, will be the speaker. His topic will be “Ireland's Revolution 1916: Patrick Pearse and Education.”

Keogh has served as president of St Patrick’s College Drumcondra since 2012. He has published extensively on the history of popular politics, religion, and education in Ireland. He has a strong profile as a historian and an educationalist. He has lectured widely at universities in Europe, America, and Australia.

A former Government of Ireland senior research fellow, Keogh is currently principal investigator of an Irish Research Council funded project to publish the extensive correspondence of Cardinal Paul Cullen.

Keogh is a graduate of the National University of Ireland, Trinity College, the Gregorian University in Rome, and Glasgow University.

Fiddick, for whom the Fiddick Memorial Lecture is named, served as professor of history at the University of Evansville from 1963 to 2002. In his 39 years at the University, he was a dedicated teacher, a productive scholar, and a tireless fighter in the cause of justice. His untimely death on the day of his retirement stunned the UE community, especially his many former students. It was from the former students’ efforts in particular, with the support of Fiddick’s friends and the University, that the annual Thomas C. Fiddick Memorial Lecture was established.

For more information, call UE’s Department of History at 812-488-2965.

* Sunday Mass at 1:00 p.m. in Neu Chapel

All are welcome to join us for Mass this Sunday at 1:00 p.m. in Neu Chapel. Bishop Thompson will be our celebrant. Hope to see you there! For more information contact Olivia Voegerl at


Info You Should Know

* Fire prevention and safety

October is Fire Prevention Month. Here are some very important points for your safety and that of others:

• When you hear a fire alarm, ALWAYS treat it seriously.
• Evacuate the building promptly and stay out until directed to return.
• Use the closest exit – seconds can make a difference in a fire.
• It is OK to use emergency doors during a fire alarm.
• If you are the last one out of a room, close the door behind you.

For good information on fire prevention, see the NFPA's Fire Prevention website.

* Submit pictures for the Study Abroad Photo Contest!

The staff of UE’s Office of Study Abroad is looking for some new photos of students who have studied abroad in the past, and they are hoping you can help! They have set up a photo contest in the hopes that you’ll submit your pictures to be hung in their office and to also be used in future marketing materials.

In order to get a good variety of photos, they have created a few categories for pictures that they are looking for. They are:

1. Your university: Send pictures of you in front of your university/on your campus to highlight your home away from home.
2. The great outdoors: They’d love any pictures that highlight the environment and capture the beauty of where you studied.
3. Harlaxton: Harlaxton gets its own category because it’s so popular. Send photos of your time at Harlaxton and around the manor.
4. Live like a local: Do you have any pictures of yourself engaging in local activities or participating in cultural traditions? Send them!
5. Artistic eye: Have any unique pictures that capture something special about your trip? Did you take a picture you think is particularly artistic? Send them in!

There will be a table at the International Education Week Marketplace on November 14 from 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m., where votes can be cast to select the photo contest winners. Stop by to cast your vote! The top voted picture from each category will be hung in the study abroad office.

Only three to four submissions will be allowed per person. Along with each image, include where the photo was taken and what category you think it belongs in. Please submit your pictures to

All pictures must be submitted by November 4.

* Be part of a research study!

Be part of a research study – it’s as easy as breathing! Kyle Kiesel, chair of the Department of Physical Therapy, and physical therapy students are searching for individuals to participate in a research study investigating the relationship between breathing and movement. Participants should be between 20-50 years old. The testing session is a one-time commitment lasting approximately 20-30 minutes. Testing takes place Monday, October 17, from 11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. in the lobby of Carson Center.

Contact if interested to schedule your testing session or for any questions.

* Make your yearbook graduate portrait appointment today

Stop by the yearbook table today from 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. in the Ridgway University Center lobby to make your 2017 LinC portrait appointment. Your portrait sitting is free. All you need is an appointment. Can't make it during that time? Then stop by Student Publications, located on the second floor of Ridgway University Center. Graduate portraits are October17–19 in Eykamp Hall, Room 253, Ridgway University Center.

* Spring housing cancellation deadline

Students, the deadline to cancel your UE housing contract for the spring semester is November 1. Stop by the residence life office to cancel your housing contract without penalty for the spring semester if you will be:

  • Attending Harlaxton or studying abroad
  • In an internship, co-op, or clinical outside of the Evansville area
  • Moving into a fraternity house
  • Transferring, withdrawing, or graduating

Requests not falling in the above categories are typically not granted. Requests to move off campus to live with friends or move into an apartment are not sufficient reasons to cancel a UE housing contract. Entering into any other housing agreement or lease with a private landlord will have no effect upon the conditions of your contract with the University of Evansville.

For more information, contact the residence life staff or visit our website.

* City-wide bike share includes station on UE Campus

A city-wide bike share launched last week at a press conference in Eykamp Hall. Seventy cruiser bikes are now available at seven stations across Evansville for members to use on demand. The University of Evansville station is located between the Fifth Third Bank Basketball Practice Facility and Walnut Street on the sidewalk near Lot G.

Anyone over the age of 18 can ride by purchasing a day pass or by enrolling in a monthly or annual membership. Rides for members are free for up to one hour, then $3 per hour after that. Anyone using their UE e-mail address can get half price on an annual membership and the first hour of riding for free.

To become a member or for more information including a map of the stations, please visit

Additional locations are as follows: North Main Street, West Franklin Street, Downtown YMCA, Downtown Pagoda at the Evansville Convention and Visitor’s Bureau, Haynie’s Corner Arts District, and the Deaconess Sports Park on North Green River Road. 

* October's risk management tip!

Slips and falls are a major cause of injury that occurs to both visitors and employees. Approximately 40 percent of UE’s worker’s compensation incidents are due to slips, trips, and falls.

The National Safety Council estimates that 25,000 slips and fall accidents occur daily in the USA. Per the Bureau of Labor Statistics, slips, trips, and falls on the same level are the second leading cause of injury in the workplace. Slips, trips and falls can occur in any business, but are of particular concern to businesses with considerable public and employee foot traffic such as those in retail, medical, and service industries, such as higher education.

So, what can you do to help yourself and others stay safe on UE’s campus?

  • Be aware of your surroundings such as the type of surface you are walking on, its condition, other foot traffic, and weather.
  • Only carry items that allow you to see clearly where you are going.
  • Eliminate or minimize distractions while walking, such as looking at your cell phone.
  • Report unsafe conditions to facilities (812-488-2775) and/or risk management (812-488-2011).

Be safe with each step!

If you have any questions, please call the Office of Risk Management at 812-488-2011.

* Spring and intersession adoptions due

The UE Bookstore is now requesting textbook adoptions for the intersession and spring 2017 terms. Faculty members and departments are encouraged to return their adoptions as soon as possible as per the information that was sent to them in an e-mail. Thanks in advance for your help.

* Volunteer opportunity with Multiple Sclerosis Autumn Walk

The Tri-State Multiple Sclerosis Association needs the help of the University of Evansville community at its upcoming Autumn Walk, planned for Sunday, November 6, at Harrison High School. Tri-State Multiple Sclerosis Association enhances the quality of life for individuals living with multiple sclerosis and their families in southern Indiana, western Kentucky, and Southern Illinois. Take this opportunity to be a part of the change and offer support in the community!

Volunteer Time Slots
· 11:00am-12:30 pm: Set-up before the event – unloading table and chairs and setting them up
· 2:30-4:00 pm: Clean up after the walk – loading tables and chairs, trash pick-up
· 1:30-3:30 pm: Cheering on walkers
· 1:30-3:30 pm: Traffic control at the walk
· Making signs for the walk route

If you are interested in volunteering fill out this survey or contact Myka Goode at or Lauren Clowers at



* Professor Paul Bone publishes poems

Paul Bone, associate professor of creative writing, published three poems - Dispatch from the Gulf, Trying to Refuse to Lament, and Compensation - in the online literary Peacock Journal.

* Birth Announcement - Rohan Bandi

Congratulations to Bhargavi and Deepak Bandi on the birth of their son Rohan. He weighed six pounds, five ounces, and was 20 1/2 inches long. All are healthy and doing great. 

* Young Kim elected vice president of IASS

Young Kim, associate professor of political science and the director of international studies, was elected to be the vice president (president elect) of the Indiana Academy of Social Sciences during the 87th IASS Conference at Purdue University Northwest on October 7.

The IASS established in 1929 is one of the oldest regional academic organizations in the state of Indiana and, indeed, the country. When UE hosted the IASS annual meeting last year, more than 160 faculty and students from universities in Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky, China, India, Iran, Malaysia, and South Africa attended.

As the vice president, Kim will serve for the IASS for the next three years.



* Mini Plans now available for UE Men's Basketball

Two non-conference mini-plans are available for University of Evansville Men’s Basketball fans as the season is quickly approaching.

There are two plans, which each include four games. The plans are a set four games and cannot be mixed and matched. Each plan starts at $44 for tickets to four games. Both plans are outlined below.

Purple Plan:
Morehead State
Boise State
Norfolk State
Mount St. Joseph

Orange Plan:
Alcorn State
Bowling Green
Murray State

A conference mini-plan will be available later in the season. These plans are only available by calling 812-488-ACES or by visiting the Carson Center Ticket Office on the UE campus.

Single game tickets go on sale Monday, October 24.

* Think Pink Men's Soccer Game on Saturday, October 15

This Saturday's Homecoming game will be a Think Pink game, meaning everyone is encouraged to wear pink in support of breast cancer education and awareness. Zeta Tau Alpha will be handing out pink ribbons and doing face painting at the table outside the student entrance starting at 4:00 p.m. before the game starts at 5:00 p.m.


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