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Tuesday, September 20, 2011

* See Dr. Kazee's President's Club Entrance

Saturday night, members of the UE President's Club were treated to a special edition of Dr. Tom Kazee's monthly podcast, Connections with Kazee. As emcee Lance Wilkerson introduced the president at Saturday's President's Club Dinner, this video began to play, showing the road Dr. Kazee had to take to reach the dinner - and highlighting many of the great things made possible by the contributions of the University of Evansville President's Club. Check it out!


What's Happening Today

* CNS Research Group Meeting

There is a CNS Research group meeting tonight at 5:30 in Room 75, Schroeder Family School of Business Administration Building. Several students will be presenting their current and past research. Everyone is welcome to attend!

* Delta Sigma Pi Professional Panel

Interested in joining America's premier business fraternity? Then participate in Delta Sigma Pi's recruitment week tonight! At 9 p.m. this evening a Delta Sigma Pi professional alumni panel will meet  in Room 162 in Schroeder Family School of Business Administration Building. UE alums who joined Delta Sigma Pi will talk about their careers and experiences since graduation and how Delta Sigma Pi shaped who they are today. Professional dress is required, and the event is open to the campus community. 

* 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


* 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.

* 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)


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 .

* Great Deals at United Way Book Sale!

Awesome deals at the United Way Book Sale!  All hardcover books $2 and paperbacks are 50¢.  The sale runs from Wednesday, Sept. 21 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. and Thursday, Sept. 22 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. in Eykamp 252, Ridgway University Center.


* This Week in Music

Attention - the Faculty Recital scheduled for this evening has been postponed to a later date.  Once a date has been chosen, it will appear on the Department of Music’s online concert calendar.  The Department of Music apologizes for any confusion or inconvenience.

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 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, September 25, at 4:00 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 $15 for 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.

* UE Community Invited to Constitution Day Panel Discussion

The University of Evansville’s Constitution Day Committee invites the UE community to participate in the celebration of the United States Constitution’s 224th birthday with a panel discussion and conversation of the First and Second Amendments.   The conversation will be led by prominent local attorneys Mark Miller and Katherine Worman of Bowers Harrison LLP and Mark Rietman of Berger and Berger.  These distinguished guests will discuss recent and important Supreme Court decisions and the ramifications of those decisions on our understanding of the Constitution.  The cases under review are Snyder v. Phelps ET AL (the Westboro Baptist Church Case), Morse ET AL. v Frederick (the so-called “Bong Hits 4 Jesus” case), and District of Columbia ET AL. v. Heller (a landmark case regarding the right to possess firearms as an individual right.) 

Members of the UE community are encouraged to attend and participate in the discussion which will be held in Room 272, Schroeder Family School of Business Administration Building, at 4 p.m. on Thursday Sept. 22 at 4 p.m.



* UE for YOU Computer Skills Workshop

UE for You: A Computer Skills Workshop will be offered Wednesdays, Oct. 5, 12, 19 and 26 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. in Room 68, Schroeder Family School of Business Administration Building. Registration is $79 for all non-UE students and $39 for UE students. This workshop is designed to provide useful techniques to improve your computer skills for increased success in college or your workplace.  If you are returning to college, are currently enrolled in classes, or have a position that requires you to improve your computer skills – this workshop is for you.  It’s affordable and adult friendly – and offered without the stress of a grade.

Participants will benefit from lessons in: Computer Basics; Using Word; Using Excel; Using Power Point; How to be internet savvy; and Supplemental section on MLA writing style using the computer.

To sign up, call (812) 488-2981 or email to register now. Registration is limited so sign up today!  
This class is offered through the the Center for Adult Education.  Please note: The Center for Adult Education reserves the right to cancel the class within 48 hours in the case of low enrollment with full reimbursement of the registration fee.

* 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.

* 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.


* Asbury Theological Seminary Visit

A representative from Asbury Theological Seminary will visit campus on Thursday, Sept. 22 to give information about their program and answer questions.  They will be located in the Ridgway University Center Lobby at the Walnut Street entrance table.  This visit is sponsored by Career Services.

* 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.


Info You Should Know

* 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..





* Jennie Ebeling

Research by Associate Professor of Archaeology and Chair of the Department of Archaeology Jennie Ebeling is appearing in Biblical Archaeology Review magazine. An op-ed piece written by Ebeling for The Bible and Interpretation ( has been featured in the September-October 2011 issue of Biblical Archaeology Review.  Ebeling surveyed 20 male and 20 female archaeologists who have directed excavations in Israel during the past 40 years and solicited opinions on why so few women direct digs today (about 30% of excavations in Israel are directed by women).  The results of the survey suggest that women are underrepresented because of family obligations, chauvinism in Israeli archaeology, the legacy of American “biblical archaeology” (a field created and historically dominated by men) and larger issues of gender equity in academia. 

Ebeling’s online article can be found here:

The introduction to the BAR article can be found here: .


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