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Tuesday, November 1, 2016

* UE to Launch Software Engineering Program in Fall 2017

The University of Evansville will launch a new software engineering program in Fall 2017. Software systems are at the core of the future economy, and software engineers are needed to build these systems.

Software engineers may develop many types of programs including operating systems, computer games, middleware, business applications, network control systems, and more.

“This is a cutting-edge degree, and software engineers are in high demand,” says Don Roberts, associate professor of computer science at UE. “You may immediately think of software engineers as designing apps—like Angry Birds—but they do much more, and the curriculum we’ve designed will prepare students for a wide range of career options.”

Software engineering is a branch of computer science that deals with the design, implementation, and maintenance of complex computer systems (very large programs that cannot be written by one person alone). Software engineering teaches students to work in teams and emphasizes design for reliability and maintenance.

Early, hands-on learning opportunities make the University of Evansville stand apart in many of its programs.

“Students will begin designing and building applications in their first semester,” says Roberts. “Students at other universities might not get the opportunity to work on real projects until their junior or senior years.”

The College of Engineering and Computer Science at UE was just named the number 22 best undergraduate engineering program among small private colleges by U.S News & World Report. The college also recently received a $1 million gift to purchase new equipment for engineering programs.

To learn more about software engineering at the University of Evansville, please contact the office of admission at 812-488-2468.


What's Happening Today

* This Week in Music: Tour Kick-Off Concert

The University of Evansville Wind Ensemble and Jazz Ensemble I will present their Tour Kick-Off Concert this evening, November 1, at 7:30 p.m. The concert will take place at Old National Bank on Main Street in downtown Evansville. Admission is free, and a cash bar will begin at 6:00 p.m. A reception will follow immediately after the concert. On Wednesday, the ensembles will depart on a three-day concert tour under the leadership of their conductors Kenneth Steinsultz and Timothy Zifer. 

* Lunch and Lead: Leading as a Woman in a Man's World

The next Lunch and Lead is set for today at 12:30 p.m. in Eykamp Hall, Room 252, Ridgway University Center. Rideout has served many years in male-dominated career fields. Listen to her experiences and reflect on gender as it relates to leadership.

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!


Upcoming Events

* 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. Hope to see you there! For more information contact Olivia Voegerl at

* I-House: England

This week’s I-House presentation will be about England and Sam Lee will be presenting. He is an international business and economics major and he loves to swim, scuba dive, and eat food. He loves all the people here at UE and may even bring us some Yorkshire pudding! Be sure to come out this Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. upstairs in Ridgway University Center to see Sam!

* Newman Club: MASSive Chili Fire

On Saturday November 5, the Newman club will be taking a group of students to the MASSive Chili Fire at Holy Cross Church in Fort Branch, Indiana. We will meet at the Newman Center at 3:45 p.m. Mass will be at 4:30 p.m. followed by food and fun. For more information contact Olivia Voegerl at or Rachel Smith at

* Speaker Series November Luncheon

Please join us for the November Speaker Series Luncheon, Wednesday, November 9, noon-1:00 p.m. in Eykamp Hall, Room 253, Ridgway University Center.

The speaker will be Ron Hagy, senior vice president of talent acquisition at Old National Bank. His topic will be "Affective Networking to Find the Right Career Options."

This luncheon is open to the campus community. If you wish to reserve a free boxed lunch, please RSVP to by Monday, November 7.

* SIAM Student Chapter Talk Series- Clark Kimberling

Clark Kimberling, professor of mathematics, will give a talk to the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) student chapter today. The lecture will begin at 4:00 p.m. in Room 307, Koch Center for Engineering and Science.

The title of Kimberling’s lecture is "The Encyclopedia of Integer Sequences."

This introduction to the world's most frequently used mathematical database will start with sequences authored by UE students. Sequences featuring Ramanujan and G. H. Hardy will be sampled, and then sequences associated with the Wythoff Game. The role of computers in connection with certain unsolved combinatorial problems will be illustrated, and music based on "Kimberling's paraphrase" will be performed on a computer. The session will end with questions and answers. 

* Newman Club Pilgrimage for Life callout meeting tonight

The Newman Club is organizing a group of students to travel to Washington D.C. for the Pilgrimage for Life on January 25-29. While in Washington, students will participate in the March for Life - an annual pro-life rally protesting abortion. Students can also visit the numerous museums and memorials that D.C. has to offer.

A callout meeting is being held tonight at 8:00 p.m. in the basement of Neu Chapel for all those interested in making the pilgrimage.

For more information, visit the Pilgrimage for Life website.

If you have any questions, please contact Olivia Voegerl at

* Renowned French historian to give lecture at UE on November 8

The Office of Diversity and Equity and the Department of Foreign Languages and Cultures invite the UE and Evansville community to hear renowned French historian, Pap Ndiaye's lecture "The Minority Paradox: Blackness in France" on November 8, from 4-5 p.m., in Room 162, Schroeder School of Business Building.

His presentation will discuss the notion of French blacks and the tension within the classic French republican understanding of citizenship. How and why is it intellectually and politically legitimate to use this notion? Ndiaye will discuss the reasons why French scholars have been reluctant to focus on racial minorities. He will also elaborate on the notion of blackness, that is the subjectification of racial identities in France in the 20th century, and show why a new blackness has emerged in France in the past few years.

For more information, read this brief biography of Ndiaye.

If you have any questions, please e-mail


Info You Should Know

* REGISTER TODAY for workshop "Interventions for Managing Suicide Risk through Crisis Response Planning"

Craig Bryan, prominent suicide researcher and leading national expert on military suicide, will be speaking and leading a workshop at the University of Evansville for clinicians and UE faculty, staff, and administration (but not UE students) on Thursday, November 10. 

His visit to UE’s campus is being hosted by the Office of Veterans Affairs at the University. Bryan is a 2001 graduate of UE.

Bryan researches suicidal behaviors and suicide prevention strategies, and psychological health and resiliency. His techniques have been utilized by the US military. Currently Bryan serves as executive director for the National Center for Veterans Studies.

Highly sought after as a media source, Bryan has been frequently interviewed by such entities as the New York Times, Huffington Post, USA Today, Fox News, CNN, and Frontline.

The schedule of Bryan’s visit to UE’s campus on November 10 is as follows:

Interventions for Managing Suicide Risk through Crisis Response Planning
8:00-11:00 a.m. in Eykamp Hall, Ridgway University Center

This free workshop led by Bryan for area clinicians will utilize crisis response planning, a technique for managing suicide risk. Clinicians wishing to attend should contact or 812-488-2141. Deadline to register is today, November 1.

This workshop is being co-sponsored by the VA Evansville Health Care Center, Deaconess Cross Pointe, St. Mary’s Behavioral Health, and Brentwood Meadows.

Helping Others Hold On

6:00-7:00 p.m. in Room 170, Schroeder School of Business Building

No reservations are needed to attend this free, public presentation by Bryan on understanding the warning signs of suicide, interventions, and what can be done to help. While this lecture will be of interest to the general public, it will be especially informative for family members and friends of individuals at risk for suicide.

Bryan is a board-certified clinical psychologist in cognitive behavioral psychology, He earned his PsyD and MS degrees in clinical psychology from Baylor University, and his BS degree in psychology from UE.

In 2009, Bryan deployed to Iraq, where he was director of the Traumatic Brain Injury Clinic at the Air Force Theater Hospital. He later separated from Air Force active duty service. Bryan currently manages numerous federally-funded projects in excess of $10 million, which include testing cognitive behavioral treatments for suicidal service members, He is lead risk management consultant for the $25 million STRONG STAR Research Consortium investigating treatments for combat-related PTSD among military personnel.

Bryan is on the board of directors of the American Association for Suicidology. He is a consultant to the Department of Defense for psychological health promotion initiatives and suicide prevention, where he has briefed Congressional leaders on these topics.

He provides training to clinicians and medical professionals about managing suicidal patients. Bryan has written dozens of scientific publications and book chapters, and has authored many books, including Managing Suicide Risk in Primary Care, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Preventing Suicide Attempts: A Guide to Brief Treatments Across Clinical Settings, and The Handbook of Psychosocial Interventions for Veterans and Service Members: A Guide for the Non-Military Mental Health Clinician.

For his contributions to primary care behavioral health and military suicide prevention, Bryan was recognized by the Society for Military Psychology with the Arthur W. Melton Award for Early Career Achievement.

For more information, call 812-488-2141 or e-mail

* Deaconess Pediatric Conference: November 2

Deaconess will host the 2016 Pediatric Conference, "Pulling It All Together for the Kids" on November 2 in Eykamp Hall, Ridgway University Center. The event will take place 7:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m. and conference guests have been directed to park in lot H.

Please contact Kari Hughes at with any questions. 

* University of Evansville now a chapter of Phi Beta Delta

The University of Evansville has recently been designated as the Theta Eta Chapter of the Phi Beta Delta Honor Society for International Scholars!

Students interested in becoming a member of Phi Beta Delta must have a 3.2 minimum GPA, have studied abroad/are currently studying abroad, or be an international student.

For more information about Phi Beta Delta or how to become a member, contact Greta Becker at

* Applications for 21+ status now available

For students 21 years of age or older living in Village properties or fraternities, the process to apply for 21+ status for Spring 2017 is under way.

All residents of the Village unit or fraternity room must:

  • Submit an application and successfully complete the 21+ education program
  • Be 21 years of age at the start of the Spring 2017 Semester (students turning 21 during Spring semester will be considered upon successful completion of the program and one’s birthday).

Find all application materials and workshop dates on the alcohol policy 21+ website here: 

* Recycling on campus – no food waste in the recycle bins

We have had several instances of food waste being put in the recycling bins. Food waste contaminates the paper, plastic, and aluminum recyclables, and can result in the entire bag being thrown in the trash. Please help keep our recyclables out of the landfill by throwing garbage in the trash bins, not the recycle bins.

* Register today for Indiana Means Business

Don’t forget to register for the Indiana Means Business career fair! The event is November 10, from 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. (Eastern Time), at the Westin Indianapolis.

You can register for the fair through UE JobLink (Jobs tab --> search for posting 901450)

Bus transportation will be provided from UE. Contact the Center for Career Development to reserve your seat.

View registered employers at this website:

Need assistance with your job, internship, co-op or graduate school search? Please contact the Center for Career Development: or 812-488-1083.

* Test your knowledge - take the UE storm water survey

Part of UE’s storm water program is assessing storm water awareness by the campus community. Please help us with this taking the UE storm water survey (even if you took it last year). You’ll learn about UE's storm water program and how you can help protect our rivers and streams.

If you have any questions, call ext. 2597.

* 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.



* Atkinson to direct Evansville Civic Theatre Underground production

Evansville Civic Theatre's Underground series presents The Nether, by Jennifer Haley, Thursday-Sunday, November 3-6, at the Arts Council of Southwestern Indiana. The play is directed by Joe Atkinson, UE digital multimedia specialist in residence, and stars alumna Tara Sorg '16 as Detective Morris.

The Nether is a virtual wonderland that provides total sensory immersion. Just log in, choose an identity and indulge your every desire. But when a young detective uncovers a disturbing brand of entertainment, she triggers an interrogation into the darkest corners of the imagination. Winner of the 2012 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize, The Nether is both a serpentine crime drama and a haunting sci-fi thriller that explores the consequences of living out our private dreams.

Tickets are $10 in advance or $12 at the door, and are available at or from Joe Atkinson at x2562.


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