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Thursday, September 29, 2011

What's Happening Today

* Lecturer to Speak Tonight on Research on Suicide

Tonight  at 4:30 p.m.,  in Room 126 in Hyde Hall,  the Psychology Club will host a speaker in honor of Suicide Awareness Month. Dr. Culley, a UE adjunct faculty member who has taught forensic psychology, will be speaking about her current research on suicide. For honors students, this event is worth 0.25 honors points. Come join us to learn more about suicide and ways we can prevent it.

* Bible Study - Everyone Welcome!

Adventist Campus Ministries will be having Bible study TONIGHT 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 group will be continuing its topic of discussion from last week - studying the accuracy and authority of the Bible. All students are welcome to attend. 

* 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.

* 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!


Upcoming Events

* 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!


* 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.

* 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.


* 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.


* 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!


Info You Should Know

* Family Weekend 2011!

Thanks to everyone for making Family Weekend 2011 a big success!  From Check-in on Friday afternoon to the Theatre production on Sunday, 224 UE families and 588 individuals were having fun at the University of Evansville!

We will have lots of pictures and the “Month In Review” slideshow soon posted on the new UE Parents Facebook Page at University of Evansville Parents.


* 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.

* 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.

* 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.



* UE Women's Soccer Outshoots But Falls To Xavier

Xavier’s goal after a throw-in in the 58th minute was the only ball to find the back of the net Wednesday evening at XU Soccer Complex, as the University of Evansville women’s soccer team fell, 1-0. With the loss, the Purple Aces now hold a 1-3-1 record on the season, while the Musketeers improved to 2-2-0.

Mariah Whitaker recorded the goal for XU from a shot about eight yards out on the ground. Brooke Eberly and Alyssa Tindal were both credited with assists when a throw-in to a header led to the goal.

For the first time this season, the Aces outshot their opponent, as UE tallied 14 shots, seven on goal, compared to the Musketeers’ 13 shots, six on goal. Ten of Evansville’s shots came in the second half.

Sophomore Tasha Prentice led the Aces’ offense with four shots on the night, while sophomore Stephanie Thompson, sophomore Kaitlin Robinett, and junior Kristen Davis each had two. Robinett’s and Davis’ were both on goal.

Junior goalkeeper Chaviel Harrison played all 90:00 minutes, recording five saves.

The Aces are back in action Friday they host Southeast Missouri State at 7 p.m. at Arad McCutchan Stadium.


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