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Monday, September 19, 2011

* Thanks to Everyone Who Partnered Up and Gave to UE's United Way Campaign!

Thanks to everyone who Partnered Up and gave to UE’s United Way Campaign! UE’s weeklong United Way Campaign officially ended at 8 a.m. today, BUT if you have not had time to pledge your support, there is still time to do so. Please read the information in your packet, fill out the pledge form, and return it to the Office of Human Resources. You have the option to pay with cash, a check, credit card or through payroll deduction (which starts Jan. 1).

Some of the benefits of United Way programs are demonstrated in the many testimonials from our own faculty, staff, administrators, and students, as well as in Dr. Kazee’s special United Way podcast. You can help make an impact in our community by giving to the United Way campaign! Partner Up!

Prize Winners in the United Way drawing include:
Early Bird Drawing for $50 Visa Gift Card – Earl Kirk
Vacation Day - Rosanne Thomas
Vacation Day - Donna Jones
Vacation Day - Kathy Bartelt
$25 Visa Gift Card - Jamie Burkhart
$25 Visa Gift Card - Ann Martin
$25 Bookstore Gift Certificate - Pam Young
$25 Bookstore Gift Certificate - Martin Fraering
$15 Jazzman’s Gift Certificate - Emily Tychek
$15 Jazzman’s Gift Certificate - Becky Hamilton
2 Men’s Basketball Game Tickets - Kathy Overfield
2 Theatre Tickets - Mary Wahl


What's Happening Today

* 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)

* 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!


Upcoming Events

* 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 .

* This Week in Music

Adjunct Instructor of Music Erzsebet Gaal Rinne (harp) and Professor Emeritus Douglas Reed (organ) will present this week’s Faculty Recital in Neu Chapel on Tuesday at 7:30 p.m.  Rinne and Reed will perform alone and together and will be joined by other musicians from the Department of Music and the Evansville community in a concert of works by Franz Liszt and Johann Sebastian Bach.  The concert is free and open to the public.

The UE Piano Series begins its season in Wheeler Concert Hall this Thursday, Sept. 22, at 7:30 p.m. with a performance by visiting artist Jungwa Lee.  A native of Korea, Lee received her Bachelor of Music and Master of Music degrees in Piano Performance from Seoul National University before earning her Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Piano Performance and Literature from the Eastman School of Music.  She has taught at Oklahoma State University and Fort Hays State University, and she is currently Associate Professor of Piano at Southern Illinois University Carbondale.  Lee performs actively in solo recitals, chamber concerts, and lecture recitals and has frequently appeared as a soloist in concerto performances with orchestras in Asia, Australia, Europe, and the United States.  She has won several international competitions and has a strong interest in promoting music for young students.  During the 2011-2012 season, Lee will be performing solo recitals in Missouri, Indiana, Oklahoma, Illinois, and Massachusetts, as well as in London, Paris, and Amsterdam.  Lee’s UE recital will feature works by Gabriel Fauré and Maurice Ravel and will culminate in a performance of Franz Liszt’s monumental Sonata in B Minor.  The concert is free and open to the public.

The Department of Music will present its annual Family Weekend Concert in Neu Chapel this Saturday, Sept. 24, at 2 p.m.  The University Choir, under the direction of Assistant Professor and Director of Choral Activities Dennis Malfatti, will perform works by three contemporary composers, including Duke Ellington.  Brian St. John, Assistant Professor and Director of Orchestral Activities, will lead the University Symphony Orchestra in performances of works by Mikhail Glinka and Reinhold Glière, and the program will conclude with three works performed by the University Wind Ensemble under the direction of Assistant Professor and Director of Bands Kenneth Steinsultz.  The concert is free and open to the public.

The Jazz Guest Artist Series kicks off its season in Wheeler Concert Hall this Sunday, Sept. 25, at 4 p.m. with a performance by the IU Jazz Faculty Quartet.  The concert is cosponsored by the Evansville Jazz Society and the University of Evansville.  Admission to the concert is $15for adults, $10 for Evansville Jazz Society members, and $5 for students with I.D.  Tickets can be obtained in advance by contacting the UE Department of Music at 488-2754, or they may be purchased at the door.  For more information, contact Dr. Edwin Lacy at or ext. 2227.


* Spanish Club Meeting

The Spanish Club's first meeting of the Tuesday, Sept. 20 from 7-8 p.m. in Room 172, Schroeder Family School of Business Administration Building. Come have fun practicing your Spanish and meeting other students who are interested in the language and learning of its diverse cultures. Hope to see you there! ¡Allá nos vemos! For more information please contact: Ashley Majewski at or Dr. Rodríguez Quevedo at


* UE Bookstore Hours During Family Weekend

UE Bookstore announces extended hours during Family Weekend.  On Friday, Sept. 23, the Bookstore will be open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.  On Saturday, Sept. 24 the Bookstore will be open 10 4 p.m.  On Sunday, Sept. 25 the Bookstore will have brief hours of noon to 2 p.m. only.  If you have any questions please contact the Bookstore.

* Bafa Bafa

Are you thinking about studying abroad? Do you like to immerse yourself in the culture of others? If you said yes to these questions, and are ready to step out of your comfort zone then come to Bafa Bafa. Bafa Bafa is a complete cultural experience right here at UE. This event gives you the chance to experience what it is like to be surrounded by the unknown. It is okay to be nervous. Everyone is when they encounter something new. Bafa Bafa will teach you about various cultures and how to overcome challenges that come with cultural immersion. Come down to Café Court on Sept. 20 at 8 p.m. to join the fun of Bafa Bafa. This event is a DYL event presented by the Schroeder Hall RAs.

* I-House: Philippines

Ever been to a Southeast Asian archipelago? Then come to I-House: Philippines, where students Malcolm Flores and Raymond Erpe will share information on their culture and traditions, this Wednesday at 7 p.m. on the second floor of Ridgway University Center in the Class of 1959 Gallery. Cookies will be available for all in attendance.

* 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.

* 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.


* 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.

* 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.


Info You Should Know

* Last Day for Prizes for Photos

Attention freshmen - today is the last day to submit photos for the Month in Review slideshow for Family Weekend.  Submit photos of your campus experiences to the University of Evansville Class of 2015 Facebook group's album New Beginnings and be entered into a drawing for a prize. If you have any questions, please contact for more information.


* Take the Bookstore Survey

Take the UE Bookstore Survey! The folks in the UE Bookstore have 10 short questions - we want your thoughts!  

* Attention UE Cardholders

The September Pcard Cycle began on Aug. 23 and ends Sept. 21.  Pcards statements must  be reconciled and printed from SDG2 as of Sept. 23 and submitted along with your receipts in a Pcard Envelope.  GL will upload on Sept. 28..



* 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





* Women's Soccer Tallies, 2-2, Tie With UT-Martin

After leading 2-0 at halftime, the University of Evansville women’s soccer team recorded its fourth draw of the season Sunday afternoon at Arad McCutchan Stadium, tying UT-Martin, 2-2. The Purple Aces now own a 1-6-4 mark on the season, matching a program record for draws in a single season.

With much of the first 30 minutes spent around midfield, as neither team recorded a shot until nearly 18 minutes into the contest, the Aces took command in the 35th minute when sophomore Kaitlin Robinett tallied her third goal of the year on a shot that sailed high over goalkeeper Mariah Klenke from outside the box on the left side.

Just over three minutes later, Evansville gave themselves a two-goal cushion when freshman Caitie Dierkes passed ahead to junior Kristen Davis on the right side. Kicking the ball past diving Klenke, Davis recorded her first goal of the season.

However, the Skyhawks played copycat in the second half, tallying two goals of their own. UT-Martin first found the back of the net in the 50th minute on Hannah McGowen’s line drive kick from the top of the box.

At the 69:01 mark, the Skyhawks evened the score on Kendyl Wilson’s goal from the right side. McGowen recorded the assist, passing the ball from the top middle of the box.

In two ten minute overtime periods, neither team was able to convert, despite a few good looks at the net. The Aces had two shots on goal in the first overtime, including Davis’ shot that sailed just high with three seconds remaining. The Skyhawks tallied one shot on goal in each extra stanza, but keeper Chaviel Harrison was able to make the saves.
Harrison finished with nine saves on the day, playing all 110:00 minutes.

Davis led the Aces’ offense with four shots, two on goal, while Robinett took three shots, all on net.

Evansville is back in action next Saturday when the Purple Aces play host to the IPFW Mastodons. The match is set to start at 5:30 p.m. at Black Beauty Field at Arad McCutchan Stadium.

* Men's Soccer Captures Grand Prairie Classic Championship

With 29 seconds remaining in double overtime, freshman Dylan Terry chipped in a pass from junior Jesse Sharp to capture Bradley University’s Grand Prairie Classic championship with a 2-1 golden goal victory over Memphis (5-1-1). The Purple Aces spoiled Memphis’ perfect record, as UE improved to 4-2-0 on the season.

Sharp was named the tournament’s Most Valuable Player, tallying a goal and three assists in the two matches. Terry, freshman Ryan Stallings, and freshman goalkeeper Eric Teppen were named to the all-tournament team.

“Memphis is the best team we’ve played so far this year,” said head coach Mike Jacobs. “They have warranted the national attention they have received in polls and we were very fortunate to get the result against them.”

“Our guys played well and had great determination,” Jacobs added. “Good teams find a way to grind out wins, and the hope for us is that we are developing into a team like that.”

Just 3:28 into the contest, Stallings found the back of the net on a breakaway from 12 yards out. Sharp and Terry were both credited with the assists.

In the 26th minute of play, the Tigers tied it up, 1-1, with Mark Sherrod’s sixth goal of the year from the left post.
A defensive battle the rest of the way, the score remained frozen until Terry’s heroic goal in the waning seconds.
Teppen recorded seven saves in the match, as the Aces were outshot 18-12 and 8-4 on goal.

Terry led the offense with three shots, while freshman Peter May and Sharp each had two.

The Aces are back in action Friday when they head back to Lexington, Ky. to face the University of Kentucky at 6:00 p.m. CT. UE also takes on Belmont Sunday at 1 p.m. in Nashville, Tenn.


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