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Monday, September 26, 2011

* Dan Miller Hired as Director of Institute for Global Enterprise in Indiana

Dan Miller, a 1970 graduate of the University of Evansville, has been named director of the Institute for Global Enterprise in Indiana.
Miller, whose professional background includes experience in executive management positions, sales and marketing, manufacturing operations, and multi-billion dollar branded sales and distribution strategies — both domestically and internationally — began work at the University today.

Miller most recently served as executive vice president of Kimball International and president of Kimball Furniture Group in Jasper, Indiana. There, he led development of the $1.2 billion NASDAQ company’s Asian supply chain for furniture. He also grew market share and retained profitability during 40 percent industry revenue declines and expanded the company’s hospitality furniture business to a world leader in hotel furniture.

Welcome back to UE, Dan!

What's Happening Today

* GLLC/AIE Open House – Today!

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 5:00 and 6:30 today, Monday, September 26, to meet the students of this great organization!

* Newman Dinner & Discussion Tonight

Tonight's dinner & discussion at the Newman Center will be a "field trip" to the Glenwood neighborhood of Evansville, where Sr. Jane Michele McClure of Habitat for Humanity will lead us on a walking tour of that area where Habitat is doing much of its work to revitalize the community. Students should meet at 5:30 at the Newman Center, and will carpool from there with a sack dinner. Contact Mike at mr201 with any questions.

* An Evening With G.K. Chesterton - TONIGHT!

All of campus is welcome for a special performance TONIGHT, as nationally known historical impersonator Dr. Chuck Chalberg will be appearing as early 20th century English writer G.K. Chesterton in Koch 100 at 7 p.m. The always witty Chesterton was a prolific journalist and essayist, and wrote novels (his most famous being The Man Who Was Thursday), the Father Brown series of detective stories, Christian apologetics, poetry, and literary criticism. He was a close friend and debate partner to H.G. Wells and George Bernard Shaw, and helped to inspire C.S. Lewis's conversion to Christianity.

In this one-man show, Chesterton will surprise, confound, and provoke you, as well as make you laugh. This event is being sponsored by the UE Newman Center, and you can contact director Mike Roesch at mr201 with any questions.

Upcoming Events

* This Week in Music

Associate Professor of Piano Garnet Ungar will present this week’s Faculty Recital in Wheeler Concert Hall on Tuesday evening at 7:30 p.m.  The recital will feature various works by Franz Liszt in celebration of the two-hundredth anniversary of the famed nineteenth-century virtuoso-composer’s birth year.  Included on the program are selections from Liszt’s Harmonies poétiques et religieuses, S. 172a, and Transcendental Études, S. 139.  The concert is part of the UE Piano Series and is free and open to the public.

* Humanities Night!

Humanities Night will take place this 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.

* Public Talk on Buddhism, Neu Chapel, Friday, October 7

The Ven. Bardor Tulku Rinpoche will present “Compassion: The Heart of the Spiritual Path” at 6:30 p.m. Friday, October 7, in Neu Chapel.

Bardor Tulku Rinpoche was born in 1950 in Kham, East Tibet. At an early age, he was recognized as the third incarnation of the terton Terchen Barway Dorje by His Holiness the 16th Gyalwang Karmapa. Terchen Barway Dorje, who lived at the end of the nineteenth and the beginning of the twentieth century, was a student of the 14th Karmapa, the 9th Tai Situ Rinpoche, Chokgyur Dechen Lingpa, and many other masters of his time.

In 1977, after completing many years of study and practice, and at the direction of the 16th Karmapa, Bardor Tulku Rinpoche relocated to the U.S. to help establish Karma Triyana Dharmachakra (KTD) in Woodstock, New York. Together with the Venerable Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche, the abbot of KTD, Bardor Tulku Rinpoche worked for 31 years helping establish KTD and its affiliates. In 2003, and with the blessing of H.H. the 17th Karmapa, Rinpoche founded Kunzang Palchen Ling (KPL), a Tibetan Buddhist Center in Red Hook, New York.

KPL is a religious organization that serves to bring teachings of all Tibetan lineages to the West, and especially to preserve the terma teachings of Terchen Barway Dorje.

* Wouldn't YOU Like to be in a Music Video?

If so, come join AcesTV and SAB for a night full of fun. Wednesday, Sept. 28, The Stockholm Robot will perform outside the University of Evansville’s Ridgway Center. This free concert will take place at 7:30 p.m. Interested in learning more about The Stockholm Robot? Check them out on Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube. Don’t miss your chance to be in a music video!

* Aurora Orientation Session

Adults and high school-age youth interested in volunteering with Aurora are invited to an orientation session from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Friday, October 7 at Central Library, 200 SE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, in the Browning Room B. Individuals and groups will learn about Aurora, the homeless issue in southwestern Indiana and volunteer opportunities available to community members.
       Everyone needs a safe, decent and affordable place to call home. Aurora is a non-profit organization that exists to end homelessness in southwestern Indiana.  Aurora pledges to provide services to the homeless, promote services that prevent homelessness, educate the community on the issues, facilitate collaboration, and advocate for the social and economic changes necessary to make ending homelessness a reality.
      To make reservations or obtain more information, contact Jayme Walters with Aurora at 812-428-3246 or jwalters@auroraevansville.org.

* Food Advisory Board Meeting

Food Advisory Board meetings will begin meeting next week on Sept. 29.  Meetings will be each Thursday starting at 3 p.m. at the Cafe Court.  Guests are welcome!

* Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia UE Idol

Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia is proud to present the annual UE Idol! The theme for this year is 90's music, so come have a great time playing/singing your childhood favorites!!  Not musical?  No problem, come watch! The event will be Oct. 21 in Wheeler Concert Hall at 7 p.m. Cost is just $15 to enter an act (of any size), or $5 for audience members.  Performers please give a copy of your sheet music or lead sheets to Nick Seibert at ns89@evansville.edu ASAP so that our band can rehearse your song.

* 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!

* 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 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 kb241@evansville.edu 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.
 

* 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

* Visit Residence Life on Facebook

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* HPSAC Seeking Partner Organization

The Honors Program Student Advisory Committee (HPSAC) is currently looking for another organization to partner with to organize an educational or cultural trip this semester for an organization’s members and students in UE’s Honors Program. HPSAC is open to suggestions from all organizations. In past years, HPSAC partnered with the Psychology Club on a trip to the Kinsey Institute at Indiana University and collaborated with the Archaeology and History Clubs on a trip to the Indiana State Museum to see the Titanic Exhibit.

If you are interested, please contact Jessi Kraemer at jk228@evansville.edu by Oct. 5.

Athletics

* Cross Country Takes Pair Of Second Place Finishes Saturday

Both the men’s and women’s cross country teams for the University of Evansville recorded second place finishes in Saturday’s Saluki Invitational.

Southern Illinois won both races with the Purple Aces finishing second.  The Saluki women finished with 21 points while UE came in with 43.  On the men’s side, SIU tallied 15 points with UE coming in with 50.

“Both of our teams ran very well today,” head coach Don Walters said.  “The conditions were very muddy and slowed the times down, but we ran hard and came away with a good result.”

* Creighton Sweeps Past Volleyball

Laruen Seyller and Rachel TenHoor tallied a team-high 11 kills, but Creighton countered with Heather Thorson’s 12-kill effort as the Bluejays took down the Purple Aces volleyball team, 3-0, Friday night at the Carson Center.

For Evansville (11-6, 1-2 MVC), it marked the third-consecutive loss while Creighton improved to 7-7 on the season and a perfect 2-0 in Missouri Valley play.

* UE Women's Soccer Slips, 1-0, To IPFW

On a wet and sloppy Black Beauty Field at Arad McCutchan Stadium, neither squad could get much offense flowing as the visiting IPFW Mastodons edged the University of Evansville women’s soccer team, 1-0, Saturday evening. With the loss, the Purple Aces fall to 1-7-4 on the season, while IPFW improves to 3-5-0.

* Aces Volleyball Falls To Drake In Five Sets

Outside hitter Whitney Westrum recorded a match-high 16 kills to lead Drake to a 3-2 win over the UE volleyball team at the Carson Center on Saturday evening.

Brooke Maher and Ashley Ring led UE with 14 kills apiece.  Maher was also the team leader in digs with 19.  Kaisi Nixon finished the night with 12 kills

Evansville (11-7, 1-3 MVC) began the night with a 25-21 win in the opening frame.  The Aces notched the opening four points of the match and would never look back.  An error by the Bulldogs would put UE up 10-4, their largest lead of the set.  Drake would cut the deficit to just a point, 18-17, before the Aces would stretch the lead back out for the win.  A service ace by Ring capped off the set.

* UE Men's Soccer Blasts Belmont

Falling behind, 1-0, the University of Evansville men’s soccer team rallied to score four unanswered goals by four different UE players, as the Purple Aces topped Belmont University, 4-1, Sunday afternoon at Rose Park. With the victory, Evansville now owns a 5-3 record.

“It was a total team effort,” said head coach Mike Jacobs. “We came out a little flat, but after conceding the first goal, our group showed a lot of resiliency to claw back and get the result.”

* Aces Women's Golf Ready For SIU Edwardsville Invitational

On Monday, the University of Evansville women’s golf team will be back in action for the second time this season, playing in the SIU Edwardsville Invitational in Edwardsville, Ill.

Sunset Hills Country Club will host the event, which will feature ten schools including; Southern Illinois, Eastern Illinois, Northern Illinois, SIUE, Nebraska Omaha and South Dakota.

Two weeks ago, the women began their season at the Redbird Invitational in Normal, Ill.  Sydney Skiles led the Aces with a three-round total of 250 after shooting a team-low 80 in the final round of the tournament.  She finished the event in a tie for 66th place.

Alyssa Key was three strokes behind Skiles while Lauren Ellerman and Dana Hayden recorded scores of 254 and 256, respectively.

A pair of rounds will be played on Monday morning before the event wraps up with a single round of play on Tuesday.

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