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Thursday, September 22, 2011

* United Way Book Sale Continues!

The United Way Book Sale continues today from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. in Eykamp 252, Ridgway University Center. Prices have been reduced 50%!  Paperbacks are 25¢ and hardcovers are $1. There is still a huge selection of titles. Come browse and buy!

What's Happening Today

* Pick up Race for the Cure T-shirts at Fitness Center

Race for the Cure T-shirts can be picked up at the Fitness Center Thursday, Sept. 22 and Friday, Sept. 23 from 6:30am – 10 p.m.  We are meeting as a team at the Four Freedoms Monument at 7:30 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 24.  If you have any problems or questions, please contact Jen at x2021 or jj130@evansville.edu.  Go Team UE!! 
 

* InterVarsity Christian Fellowship

Tonight, discuss your burning questions about God in an open and respectful environment sponsored by InterVarsity Christian Fellowship. Come talk and snack in the lobby of Moore or Powell at 6:30 p.m. and in Hughes lobby or the basement of ΣΑΕ at 8 p.m. Contact Peter Nikolai at pn17@evansville.edu for more information.

 

* Bible Study

Adventist Campus Ministries will be having Bible study and discussion on Thursday from 7-8 p.m. in Room 153 (Eades Music Room) in the McCurdy Wing of the Schroeder Family School of Business Administration Building. The topic will be "Is there anything left you can trust?"

"Throughout the world we view many inconsistencies throughout government, politics, the economy, and global affairs," says group member Guy Goodness. "In this study we will be examining the Bible and looking at evidence of its historical and prophetic validity. For example, did you know that the Bible predicted the rise and fall of four world empires thousands of years ago? Come and learn about this prophecy and more on Thursday night."

 Adventist Campus Ministries welcomes students from all backgrounds and faiths!

Contact Guy Goodness at gg57@evansville.edu or at 812-827-1789 for more information. 
 

* PT Club

The Physical Therapy Club will be having their first meeting on Thursday, Sept. 22 at 12:00 in Room 104, Graves Hall. Everyone is welcome to be a part of PT Club, even if you are not a physical therapy major. The group especially encourages undergraduates interested in pursuing a graduate education in Physical Therapy to attend. They will be collecting dues at this first meeting, which are $5 for the semester and $10 for the entire academic year. If you are interested in joining PT Club but cannot attend this first meeting, please email your ID number to kl68@evansville.edu

* Yearbook Senior Portrait Appointments

Seniors - don't forget to visit Student Publications in Ridgway University Center or call 488-2846 to schedule your LinC senior portrait appointment.  Appointments can be made from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday, Sept. 19-23 (Friday until 3 p.m.) and from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, Sept. 26-30 (Friday until 3 p.m.).  Portraits will be taken the week of Oct. 3-7.  Questions?  Call Student Publications.

* UE Chapter of Students of Ailing Mothers and Fathers Meeting

Have you experienced the lost of a loved one?  Are you interested in supporting fellow college students who have dealt with the loss of a loved one or have a terminally ill loved one? The UE Chapter of Students of Ailing Mothers and Fathers is having its kick-off meeting Thursday, Sept. 22 at 6 p.m. in Room 71, Schroeder Family School of Business Adminstration Building. Refreshments and free t-shirts will be provided! If you are interested in learning more about the organization, volunteering, or receiving support, stop by so you can learn more about supporting yourself and your peers! Contact Alexandria Jackson at aj93@evansville.edu if you would like more information.

* 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.
 

 

 

* 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)

* 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 er92@evansville.edu for more information. 

Upcoming Events

* Student Organization Deadlines

Friday, 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 http://cse.evansville.edu/organizations .

* Catholic Mass Time Change this Sunday

Mass in Neu Chapel will be at 9 a.m. this Sunday for Family Weekend. The celebrant will be Bishop Charles Thompson of the Catholic Diocese of Evansville, and a reception with the bishop will follow at the Newman Center. There will be no 1 p.m. Mass this Sunday.
 

* Family Weekend 2011 Starts Friday, September 23!

The 46th celebration of University of Evansville’s Family Weekend is scheduled for Friday, Sept. 23 to Sunday, Sept. 25.  Click on this link to see the detailed schedule of events: http://www.evansville.edu/familyweekend/schedule.cfm.   A lot has been planned for UE students, UE parents, as well as little siblings and adult education students and their families.  We are expecting the highest turnout ever…over 560 people and over 230 families!!  There will be something offered for everyone in the UE Family.  The highlights :

• Friday:  The first ever “UE Parent College Class” at 4:30 p.m., and at 6:30 p.m., the Watson Twins Concert – Free, with Musical Bingo, “The Price is Right,” and theatre events as well!  Saturday:  RSA will sponsor cartoons for children with breakfast at 8 a.m., while parents can attend the Kick-off Event and informational sessions.  A carnival with clowns, Ace Purple, carnival snacks, face painting, and inflatables and  a 15-minute tour of the archaeological excavation at 11 a.m.   The Picnic with the President starts at noon, a free UE concert at 2 p.m., a reception for Presidents Club Parents at 5pm , and at 7 p.m., we come back on campus for “SAB Presents: Nick Pike” - a comedian juggler act – also free. 

• During Family Weekend Only: Extended hours at the University Bookstore, 15 percent University Bookstore coupons, and Free workout at the Student Fitness Center.

• Athletic events are free all weekend with an Aces athletics pass!

• Questions?  Contact the Office of Alumni and Parent Relations, by calling  812-488-2586 and asking for Donna or e-mail us at Alumni@evansville.edu

* Open House - GLLC/AIE

The campus community is invited to a Global Living & Learning Community/Asian Immersion Experience Open House in Moore Residence Hall.  The students from the GLLC/AIE are hosting this event to share what’s happening in the GLLC/AIE, offer a taste of several Asian foods, and showcase some of Moore Hall’s resources.  Drop by Moore Hall anytime between 5 and 6:30 p.m., on Monday, Sept. 26 to meet the students of this great organization!

* Bi-Sci Plant Sale

The Biological Sciences (Bi-Sci) Club will be having its annual Plant Sale on Oct. 3 and 4 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Ridgway East Terrace.  They will be selling small and medium-sized potted plants, which have been painted and transplanted by members of the UE Bi-Sci Club.  All proceeds go toward funding the Bi-Sci Club, so come and get a nice, natural decoration for your room or apartment!

* 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 kc142@evansville.edu with any questions.
 

* Avoiding the Freshmen 15

"Avoiding the Freshman 15” will be held Monday, Oct. 3 at 5 p.m. in Room 113 of Carson Center. This is a series of topics that will cover ways to stay fit and healthy while away at school and living on your own. Topics will include healthy eating choices, fitness programs, self- defense class, weight training, avoiding the “Freshman 15” and more. Register by phone at ext. 2622, email as547@evansville.edu, or stop by the Fitness Center.
 

* National Make a Difference Day

National Make a Difference Day is Oct. 22, beginning at 10 a.m. Many volunteers are needed! UE participates in this national day of service annually and we are eager to once again extend a hand to the community. Thousands of people across the nation will be unified in an attempt to help others and we want each of you to be apart of this national effort. Sign up sheets are available for groups and individuals on the Center for Student Engagement website at http://cse.evansville.edu/ under the community service link. The 2011 Registration deadline is Oct. 7. Please complete the form and email it to the Office for Community Service Initiatives at csi@evansville.edu. Please email CSI if you have any questions.

 

* UE Archaeology Students to Hold Bake Sale

If you plan to attend Angel Mounds' annual Native American Days this weekend, be sure to stop by the Department of Archaeology and Art History's booth in the concession area, where UE students and faculty will hold a bake sale to raise money for the Archaeological Research Award. This endowed fund, created to celebrate the 20th year of UE's archaeology program, will provide awards to support undergraduate participation in archaeological excavations, internships, and other training opportunities. (For more information on the fund, please visit http://archaeology.evansville.edu/award.htm) Native American Days features performances of dance, music, and storytelling, as well as pottery making, canoe building, artifact sifting, and other demonstrations and hands-on activities that celebrate Native American culture. The event takes place from 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24, and 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 25.Admission is $10 per vehicle
 

* UE Bookstore Sale

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 a.m.to 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. Also during Family Weekend, the Bookstore will offer 15% off all UE Clothing merchandise. Sale excludes any item already discounted. Discount can not be in addition to any other discount promotions.  
 

* International Club: Laser Tag Friday!

Calling all International Club members! Are you up for a challenge? Then meet at 5 p.m. this Friday outside Ridgway University Center so we can go laser tagging. Transportation will be provided, but bring a bit of cash and a whole lot of enthusiasm. See you there!

* The Price Is Right

Delta Omega Zeta will be hosting The Price is Right on Friday, Sept. 23 in Eykamp Hall, Ridgway University Center, at 7 p.m. Tickets are $4 and $5 at the door. Anyone attending has the chance of being brought up to win great prizes and get a chance to go for the Showcase Showdown! For those who have attended the game show before they will new games as well as some of the well loved oldies. All proceeds go to The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.
 

* 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 kc142@evansville.edu with any questions.
 

Info You Should Know

* What UE Libraries Can Do For You: eHRAF Archaeology and World Cultures Databases on Trial until Semester End

The eHRAF databases are produced by the Human Relations Area Files, Inc. (HRAF) at Yale University. The mission of HRAF, a non-profit consortium of universities and colleges, is to encourage and facilitate worldwide and other comparative studies of human behavior, society, and culture.

eHRAF Archaeology is a cross-cultural database containing information on the world's prehistory. This annually-growing eHRAF database is organized by archaeological traditions. The full-text sources are subject-indexed at the paragraph level. eHRAF Archaeology is a unique resource designed to facilitate comparative archaeological studies.

eHRAF World Cultures is a cross-cultural database that contains information on all aspects of cultural and social life. The annually-growing eHRAF database is unique in that the information is organized into cultures and ethnic groups and the full-text sources are subject-indexed at the paragraph level.

eHRAF user guides are available to consult as you begin research.  Please contact Kathy Bartelt at kb4@evansville.edu or Shane White at sw69@evansville.edu with questions or comments.

Both databases are available for a trial period until the end of the semester.

 

 

 

* Would You Like to Present Undergraduate Research?

The 26th National Conference on Undergraduate Research, NCUR 2012, will be held March 29-31, at Weber State University in Ogden Utah.  Undergraduate students are invited to give formal presentations or displays of original research, scholarly activities, or creative endeavors in all academic areas.  Each year the Undergraduate Research Committee provides travel expenses for a number of students attending the National Conference.  If you are interested in presenting at NCUR and would like funding from the Undergraduate Research Committee, please email one copy of an abstract to md7@evansville.edu by 5 p.m. on Oct. 13. The Undergraduate Research Committee will review abstracts and determine which submissions will receive funding. (The deadline for submission of abstracts to NCUR is Nov. 15).

Presentations/Displays may take the following form:
Oral presentations,
Poster presentations,
Performing/Visual arts (Music, Dance, Theater, Drawing, Painting, Printmaking, Photography, Sculpture, Ceramics, Other Applied Arts, Video and
Film)

See the web site http://www.weber.edu/ncur2012/ for the format requirements of the abstract, a sample abstract and other details about the meeting.

* Upcoming Jewish Holidays

A local Evansville family would like to host UE students who are Jewish for the upcoming Jewish holidays: Rosh Hashanah begins at sundown on Sept. 28 and Yom Kippur begins at sundown on Oct. 7. If you would like to be invited to their home to participate please email University Chaplain Tamara Gieselman at tg85@evansville.edu, and include your name, phone number, and campus mailing address.
 

* Seeking Off-Campus Funding or Gifts-in-Kind?

Faculty, administrators, and students – UE’s external funding approval process is your first step if you plan to ask off-campus businesses, private foundations, individuals, or community organizations for money or gifts for a UE project. The 2011-12 forms are at http://acelink.evansville.edu/Areas/CorporateRelations/

Contact Ann Martin at am307@evansville.edu or ext. 2270, or Linda Wicker at lw74@evansville.edu or ext. 1094 in UE’s Corporate & Foundation Relations Office (Igleheart Building) to begin the process. Separate forms are available for: Funding requests of less than $5,000; Funding requests of $5,000 or more; and Gift-in-Kind Solicitations.
 

* Changes for the Evansville Downtown United States Post Office

The Evansville downtown Federal Building which houses the main headquarters of the Evansville United States Post Office has been sold.  As a result, the downtown Post Office is in the process of reorganizing, losing dock access and downsizing station operations.  To date, we have been notified that the Evansville Bulk Mail Unit currently located at the Main Post Office, downtown, will be relocating to the Diamond Valley Station at 600 Cross Valley Circle, Evansville, Indiana effective Sept. 26. 

Based on current information provided by USPS, UE Mail Services and Contract Mailing Services will continue to utilize current pickup and delivery schedules.  However, UE mail schedules are subject to change as the operational impact of this USPS transition and future changes are not fully known.  We will keep you posted as this transition progresses.

Feel free to contact Kim Winsett at extension 2940 or email at kw83@evansville.edu, if you have questions.

Congratulations

* Christina Howe

Christina Howe, assistant professor of electrical engineering and computer science, has been named a member of the Champions Board of the Indiana Girls Collaborative Project. Today, Howe is participating in the Indiana Girls Collaborative Project Conference at IUPUI, which is focused on increasing the participation of girls in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education and careers.

* Christopher Harrison and Anthony Beavers

Christopher Harrison, one of UE's juniors and a cognitive science/philosophy double major, and Anthony Beavers, professor of philosophy and director of cognitive science, completed an article as part of their summer UExplore project that will be published next year in a book to commemorate the birth of Alan Turing. Their article "Information-Theoretic Teleodynamics in Natural and Artificial Systems" presents a computer model of goal-oriented behavior based on information quantities apart from any meaning that information may have. The book, A Computable Universe: Understanding Nature and Exploring Nature as Computation, is edited by Hector Zenil, of Wolfram Industries and will appear with a forward by Roger Penrose, who partnered with Stephen Hawking on the development of several theories in physics.

Athletics

* Teppen Earns MVC And College Soccer News Honors

Freshman goalkeeper Eric Teppen of the University of Evansville men's soccer team has been recognized nationally for his play last week, earning a spot on College Soccer News National Team of the Week, as well as earning Missouri Valley Conference Defensive Player of the Week accolades.

Teppen was named to the all-tournament team at the Hotels at Grand Prairie Classic hosted by Bradley University, leading Evansville to a championship with two wins, a shutout, and 17 saves. The first-year played all 199:31 minutes in the net over the weekend with a 0.45 GAA.

Against Loyola-Chicago, Teppen tallied his second shutout of the season with a career-high 10 saves, as Evansville routed the Ramblers, 4-0, in the tournament-opening match.

The Evansville, Ind, native also recorded the victory with seven saves in UE's double-overtime championship triumph over Memphis, a team that received national poll votes this season and entered the contest undefeated. Teppen made three spectacular saves in the second overtime period that extended the match, setting up UE's winning goal in the waning seconds of the contest.

After playing in the University of Kentucky's Tournament two weeks ago, but not facing the host team, Evansville (4-2-0) heads back to Lexington to take on the No. 21 Wildcats (6-2-1) Friday at 6 p.m. UE will also travel to Nashville, taking on Belmont (4-3-0) Sunday at 1 p.m.
 

* Softball Open Tryouts

There will be softball open tryouts on Thursday, Sept. 22 at 6 p.m. at Cooper Stadium!

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