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Wednesday, September 28, 2011

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* Tonight - Humanities Night!

Humanities Night will take place tonight, from 6-8 p.m. in Eykamp Hall in Ridgway University Center. Student registration begins at 5:30 p.m. 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. 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.

* CSE Now Has Student Activity Stickers!

The Center for Student Engagement now has student activity stickers in stock! CSE had been out of the stickers due to a shortage from the provider, but that issue has now been resolved!

* I-House: Nigeria

Did you know that with more than 155 million people, Nigeria has the largest population of any African country? To learn more, attend I-House: Nigeria, presented by students Foluso Alofe, Mannie Omere, and Obinna Uyanna, this Wednesday at 7 p.m. on the second floor of Ridgway University Center in the Class of 1959 Gallery.


Upcoming Events

* Sharon Kazee to Speak at Andiron Lecture

Dr. Sharon Kazee will be the speaker at the Andiron Lecture on Wednesday, Oct. 5 in Eykamp 252, Ridgway University Center. The lecture is at 4 p.m., with a social gathering with beverages at 3:45 p.m. Her topic will be “Arts for Our Sake: The Arts Imperative in Today’s Educational Climate.”

Sharon Kazee earned her PhD in educational administration at the University of South Carolina. Before coming to Evansville, she served as the dean and vice president for arts and academics at the South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities, as fine arts coordinator with Greenville County Schools in South Carolina, and curriculum specialist for performing arts with Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools in North Carolina. She recently received the Individual Research Initiative Award presented by the Arts Schools Network. Through her active community involvement, she is an advocate for arts and education initiatives.

In today’s educational environment, where uniform curriculum standards and high-stakes accountability are center stage, much of the recent research supporting arts education focuses on the extrinsic benefits of studying the arts. These studies indicate the arts are a vehicle for improvement in areas beyond themselves, such as academic performance, attendance, and behavior.  In contrast, this presentation will focus on the intrinsic value of the arts and why they are essential components of our students’ educational experience. Kazee will discuss her research related to musical expression and the current challenges encountered by arts advocates and educators.

For further information, call the series coordinator M. Christine Mohn at 812-488-2585 or the College of Arts at 812-488-2589.

* International Club: Bazaar Call Out Meeting

It’s that time of year again – the 25th annual International Bazaar is just around the corner and the International Club needs YOUR help to make it a success! Join them Friday at 5 p.m. in the lobby of Moore Hall to learn about the fantastic booths, food, performances, and advertising involved. See you there!


* InterVarsity Christian Fellowship Open House!

InterVarsity invites everyone to the basement of Neu Chapel (Grabill Lounge) at 8 p.m. this Thursday night. Come hear people tell personal stories of how God changed their lives and learn more about our purpose at UE. Bring your friends and your questions! Please contact Kayla Brenton at for more information.

* Appeals on Wheels

Interested in how an Appeals Court case is processed? If you are, you should come to Room 170 (Smythe Lecture Hall) in the Schroeder Family School of Business Administration Building from 3-5 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 4 and watch Appeals on Wheels! At this event, which is free and open to the public, three Indiana Supreme Court judges will hear oral arguments. If you have questions, contact Deb Howard, professor of law and director of legal studies, at ext 2389 or Kay Norris at ext. 2687. This event is being sponsored by the Department of Law, Politics & Society and Phi Alpha Delta.

* Graduate and Professional School Forum

The Graduate and Professional School Forum is scheduled for next Wednesday, Oct. 5, 6:30-8 p.m., in Room 170, Schroeder Family School of Business Administration Building. Faculty members, admission counselors, and alumni pursuing graduate degrees will answer questions on topics such as the decision to go to graduate school; making selections and applying; interviewing; admission processes; and program variants.

The complete list of panelists includes:
Dr. Mark Cirino  English Professor, University of Evansville
Derek Jones ’03  PhD Candidate in Philosophy, Indiana University
Dr. Wesley Durham  Director, Master of Arts in Communication, University of Southern Indiana
Sarah Rathbun  Asst. Director, Graduate Student Recruitment, SPEA Master's Program, Indiana University
Dr. Margaret Stevenson  Psychology Professor, University of Evansville

The hour long Q&A will be followed by a reception where students can talk to panelists informally. All students welcome! Contact with questions. This is sponsored by Career Services and Cooperative Education.

* 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 by Oct. 4 so that the band can rehearse your song.


* Bridges Out of Poverty: A Poverty Simulation

Come to Bridges Out of Poverty - A Poverty Simulation on Thursday, Sept. 29 at 6 p.m., in Eykamp 252, Ridgway University Center. Based on the book, Bridges out of Poverty, this hands-on, interactive simulation provides a myth-shattering look at poverty.  Participants will experience situations that the homeless face in a typical month and learn strategies that can help people in this situation.  Facilitated by the United Way, this program is sponsored by the Moore Hall Staff and the Office of Community Service Initiatives. Learn to see poverty in a new light!

* Delta Sigma Pi- Pie a Professor!!!

Delta Sigma Pi and a few of the Schroeder Family School of Business Administration professors invite everyone to Pie a Professor Day! This Friday from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. on the Morton Lawn, Professors Rosen, Johnson, Milner, and Sherman along with Geoff Edwards and Gene Wells have agreed to take some pies to the face for the small fee of $2 per pie! Come out and relieve some stress and if you hit a professor, you will be registered for a free text book rental for the spring semester! So come out and relieve some stress!

* The Society for Financial Awareness Presents Lunch & Learn Session, October 12

UE faculty, staff and students are invited to attend the second free (bring your lunch) Lunch & Learn Session on Wednesday, Oct. 12, from noon–12:50 p.m. in Eykamp 253, Ridgway University Center.  The session will be presented by Centennial Wealth Advisory on " Saving for College - Take Advantage of UE's Tuition Remission and Much More." This e event is ponsored by University of Evansville, Center for Adult Education.  Please contact Judy Caldwell at for questions you may have.


* 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!

* 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!

* 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, 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 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 Please email CSI if you have any questions.



Info You Should Know

* UE Bookstore Textbook Return Process

The UE Bookstore is beginning its textbook return process beginning with used inventory.  If you still need a textbook for your class please come to the Bookstore and purchase your book at your earliest opportunity.  If you would like the Bookstore staff to hold a book for you before they return textbooks they will be happy to do so.  Please check with the staff at the textbook counter in the Bookstore and let them know. But in any case, once the books are returned (especially used texts) it will be difficult to order a book back in for you.  If you have any questions please contact the Bookstore.

* Proposing a Course in the 2012 Five-Week Summer Session at Harlaxton College

Faculty who plan to propose a course for the 2012 five-week summer session at Harlaxton College, the British campus of the University of Evansville, are invited to submit proposals at this time.

To propose a course, please send a Word attachment that includes the course number and title, a catalog-style description, a draft syllabus, and a one-page publicity flyer.  It would also be helpful to have an estimate of any course-related field trip expenses.  Finally, please ask your department chair to email a brief statement of endorsement.

The deadline for proposals is Friday, Oct. 14.  Early submissions are cheerfully accepted. 

All materials should be sent as Word attachments to ek43.

Key dates to assist in planning:

11 May: departure from USA
12 May: arrival in the UK and transfer to Harlaxton College
14 May: classes begin
13 June: classes end—final exams
14 June: departure from Harlaxton College; optional end-of-term trip begins; earliest possible return to USA
18 June: optional end-of-term trip returns to London
19 June: return to USA or independent travel

Upon request, interested faculty can receive a timeline for the development of the 2012 summer session at Harlaxton and information on summer compensation. 

* 91.5 F.M.-WUEV Adds Shows to Lineup

91.5 F.M.-WUEV, the campus radio station of the University of Evansville, has announced the addition of four shows to its program lineup, with a fifth show scheduled to arrive in October.  WUEV has also announced a change in its programming lineup on Sundays, with its Christian music show, The Light, adding hours during the morning, beginning in the month of October.

The show additions to WUEV’s lineup include:
--Monday Afternoon Quarterbacks (every Monday, 5:30-6 p.m.):  a student-run sports talk show centered around regional and national sports topics.  Hosted by students Braden Pretzsch and Edgar Qualkenbush, and featuring other members of the WUEV Sports Staff and guests.

--The Aces Sports Report (every Tuesday, 5:30-6 p.m.):  a sports talk show revolving around the University of Evansville athletics department.  Generally features UE Director of Athletics John Stanley as the primary guest to provide insight into the University of Evansville athletics department.  Hosted by WUEV General Manager Tom Benson and student Braden Pretzsch, The Aces Sports Report also features an interactive question segment for the UE guest via Facebook and Twitter.

--Inside China Today (every Sunday, 8-8:30 a.m.):  a magazine-style radio show giving in-depth information and news on the country of China.  Presented by the SOH Network.

--Important Words (first Sunday of every month, 9-10 a.m.):  a long-form conversation of literary works featuring assistant professor of English, Dr. Mark Cirino, and an expert guest from the literary world.  Important Words will debut on Sunday, Oct. 2 with a discussion of “The Great Gatsby.”  Other works discussed during the fall semester include “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” (Nov, 6) and “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock” (Dec. 4).

WUEV also has plans to add an entertainment show, featuring information on various forms of entertainment at the University level, Tri-State level and national level in October.  The show is a cooperative work with the independent, online quarterly magazine

Sundays will also sound different on WUEV during the morning hours beginning in October, as the station’s Christian music show, The Light, will run from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., extending from its current start time of noon.  Currently, WUEV airs jazz music between 8:30 a.m. and 12 p.m. on Sunday mornings.

* 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 by Oct. 5.

* 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 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

See the web site for the format requirements of the abstract, a sample abstract and other details about the meeting.



* Clark Kimberling

Clark Kimberling, professor of mathematics, has two recent research publications.  “Beatty Sequences and Wythoff Sequences, Generalized,” appears in the August 2011 issue of The Fibonacci Quarterly, a number-theory journal . The second article, “Mean Distances on a Sphere,” appears in Elemente der Mathematik, published by the Swiss Mathematical Society, vol. 66 (2011) 63-73.  It concerns average distances among points on a sphere of radius 1.  Among the findings are constants associated with the five Platonic solids.  The simplest case is for a cube: the average distance from a random point on the unit sphere to the nearest vertex of the inscribed cube is approximately 0.4907564.  The article also considers spherical caps and zones.  For example, on the earth’s surface, the “average latitude” for the northern hemisphere is about 32.7 degrees – a belt around the globe, passing close to Ft. Worth, Texas and San Diego, California, and passing right through Nazareth, Israel.

* Angie Wooton

Angie Wooton, assistant professor of nursing in the Dunigan Family Department of Nursing and Health Sciences, recently completed her doctoral studies at the University of Hawaii at Manoa after successfully defending her dissertation, "Associations between balance confidence and balance performance in community-dwelling older adults." Dr. Wooton has been a member of UE's nursing faculty since 2006 and previously worked for Deaconess Hospital as a family nurse practitioner. Her research over the last four years has been focused on falls and balance in the elderly. Wooton hopes to continue her research on falls at Deaconess Hospital.



* Lipscomb Defeats Evansville

Senior Ellen Sawin recorded a career-high 19 digs, but a strong offensive performance by Lipscomb saw four players record double-digit kills as the Bisons topped the Purple Aces volleyball team, 3-1, Tuesday night at the Carson Center.

Ashley Ring was the lone Ace (11-8, 1-3 MVC) to finish with double figure kills with 11.  Katie Klages led UE with 20 digs with Sawin following close behind with 19. 

Lauren Ford led Lipscomb (8-6, 2-0 A-Sun) with 17 kills, including two set-clinching points.  Jewell Dobson finished the evening with 14 kills.  With the win, Lipscomb extended its winning streak to six matches. 

Evansville played a dominant first set, finishing off with a 25-15 win over the Bisons.  With the score tied a two early on, the Aces scored eight of the next ten to open up a 10-4 lead.  Lipscomb would cut the gap to just three, 13-10, following a run of their own, but UE rebounded with a set-ending 12-5 run that would clinch the 25-15 win. 

The Purple Aces looked to be cruising to a win in the second game, going up 9-3.  Ring tallied four kills during that opening stretch.  Evansville continued to hold a solid edge at 17-10, but the Bisons clawed back.  They embarked on a 12-5 stretch that knotted the game at 22-all.  An error by Lipscomb would later give the Aces a 24-23 lead and a chance to take a commanding 2-0 lead, but a kill by Kaycee Green sent the Bisons on a 3-0 run to even the match.

A back-and-forth affair ensued in the game three as there would be 11 ties leading up to a 14-14 score.  At that point, though, Lipscomb scored a pair and would later extend the lead to 20-15.  A pair of Lauren Ford kills was pivotal in the run.  Evansville fought its way back to just a pair, 24-22, but another Ford kill gave Lipscomb the 2-1 lead.

Lipscomb used their momentum to their advantage, taking a 2-1 lead and never looking back as they would grab a 25-21 win to clinch the victory.  After the Bisons jumped out 17-11, the Aces made a strong effort to get back into it, forcing Lipscomb into five errors to cut the deficit to just a pair at 20-18.  That was as close as UE would get as Lauren Ford notched a kill to finish off the match.

Evansville will take to the road for the next three matches, beginning on Friday evening when they travel to Southern Illinois.  The Salukis and Aces will begin play at 7 p.m.

* Aces Women's Golf Takes Eighth At SIUE Invitational

Senior Alyssa Key led the University of Evansville women’s golf team with an 85 in Tuesday’s final round of the SIUE Intercollegiate as the Purple Aces wrapped up the tournament in eighth place.

Key improved 15 strokes between rounds one and two to jump nine spots into a tie for 40th place.  Lauren Ellerman was the top finisher for Evansville, posting a two round total of 171, putting her in a tie for 24th place.

Sydney Skiles carded an 89 on Tuesday to finish in 36th place with a score of 179 while Dana Hayden and Cathy Doyle tied for 37th place with totals of 184.  Playing as individuals, Kelly Lamarche wrapped up the tournament with a 187 while senior Chelsea Zusan scored a 189.

Southern Illinois swept the top three spots on the individual leaderboard en route to the team championship.  After leading by 26 strokes on Monday, the Salukis topped Austin Peay and SIU Edwardsville by 31 strokes; 632-663.

Alisha Matthews of the Salukis took home top honors with a 155.  Her round of 75 on Tuesday was tied for the low round of the event.  Matthews finished just a shot ahead of teammate Margaret Gilley.  Cassie Rushing, who led the tournament following the first day of action, finished in a tie for third with a 158.

Next week, the women will travel to Indianapolis to take part in the Butler Invitational.  The event, which will be hosted at Eagle Creek Golf Course, is set for Monday and Tuesday.



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