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Thursday, October 6, 2011

What's Happening Today

* Thursday's "Think Outside the Lunch Box" to Discuss Emerging Economies

UE's Think Outside the Lunch Box Faculty Speaker Series is back for the 2011-12 academic year! The series kicks off Thursday, Oct. 6 at noon. Dan Miller, director of UE's Institute for Global Enterprise in Indiana, will discuss the terms "BRIC" and "CIVETS" (acronyms for countries with fast-growing economies), then explore the opportunities these markets present for business and personal investing. Miller will speak in the Blue and Gold Room in Old National Bank's downtown headquarters. The event is free and open to the public. Click here for more about Miller's presentation.

* WUEV To Offer Discount On Tickets To "An Evening Of Jazz With Stefan Scaggiari" Thursday & Friday

91.5 F.M.-WUEV will offer UE faculty and staff half-priced tickets to this Saturday’s “An Evening Of Jazz With The Stefan Scaggiari Trio” concert, if they purchase advance tickets on either Thursday or Friday at the WUEV Studios.  UE faculty and staff who purchase advance tickets at the WUEV Studios between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. Thursday and Friday will pay just $10 per ticket (with a valid UE I.D.).  Tickets are regularly $20.  All tickets will be $25 on Saturday.  UE students will be admitted free with a valid UE I.D.  Doors will open on Saturday at 6:30 p.m. and the concert will begin at 7 p.m. in Eykamp Hall, Ridgway University Center, and will feature Jeff Harmon Jazz, Skelton’s Montourage and The Stefan Scaggiari Trio.  For questions, please contact WUEV Station Manager Tom Benson either by phone at x2689 or via email at


* InterVarsity Christian Fellowship

InterVarsity Christian Fellowship invites everyone and anyone to the basement of Neu Chapel (Grabill Lounge) at 8 p.m. tonight (Thursday). Come listen to Dr. Sharon Gieselmann and Dr. John Layer speak about their vision for campus and InterVarsity’s mission. Bring your friends and your questions! For more information, please contact Kayla Brenton at

* Pete Rosen to Speak at Delta Sigma Pi Last Lecture

The first speaker at the Delta Sigma Pi Last Lecture Series will be Associate Professor of Management Information Systems Pete Rosen. The lecture is set for Thursday at 4 p.m. in Room 162, Schroeder Family School of Business Administration Building. This event is open to the campus. Professional dress is required. 

* Author Michael Martone to Speak at Creative Writing Coffee Hour

Author Michael Martone will speak at the Creative Writing Coffee Hour on Thursday, Oct.  6,  at 4 p.m. in the Melvin Peterson Gallery. Martone, a native of Fort Wayne, Ind., is the author of five books of fiction, most recently, Double-wide: Collected Fiction of Michael Martone (Quarry Books, 2007). His collection of essays, The Flatness and Other Landscapes, won the AWP Award for Nonfiction, and he edited, with Lex Williford, The Scribner Anthology of Contemporary Short Fiction. A graduate of The Writing Seminars at Johns Hopkins, Martone has received two fellowships from the NEA and a grant from the Ingram Merrill Foundation. He is currently a professor at the University of Alabama.

* Linguapalooza Set for Thursday

The Department of Foreign Languages will be having its seventh Annual “Linguapalooza” event on Thursday, Oct. 6. Area high school students have been invited to campus to sharpen their foreign language skills by participating in culture, conversation and interactive sessions throughout the day. The last session will be an initiation to an additional foreign language (Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Hebrew, Indonesian, Japanese, Russian and Wolof).  Students will also take a tour of campus in their studied language.  Eleven area high schools as well as students from the homeschool community are participating this year with a total of 153 students.  The schools are:  Evansville Day, Jasper, Mater Dei, Southridge, Bosse, Owensboro Catholic, Mt. Vernon, Castle, Reitz, Apollo and Harrison.


* It's Yearbook Picture Time!

Stop by the yearbook table and have your picture taken for the 2012 LinC.  It's FREE for freshmen, sophomores, juniors, exchange students, Intensive English students and non-graduating seniors.

Tuesday,  Oct. 4
Ridgway University Center, first floor
11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Wednesday, Oct. 5
Ridgway University Center, first floor
11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Thursday, Oct. 6
Ridgway University Center, first floor
5 to 9 p.m.


* 2011 LinCs Available at Ridgway University Center

Still haven't picked up your 2011 LinC?

Stop by the yearbook table in Ridgway University Center this week at the following times: Tuesday, Oct. 4 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Wednesday, Oct. 5 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; and Thursday, Oct. 6 from 5 to 9 p.m. to get your book.  If you can't make it during those times, yearbooks can still be picked up in Student Publications, located on the second floor of Ridgway University Center.  


Upcoming Events

* Dance Team Call Out Meeting and Auditions

The Dance Team is looking for two new members for the 2011-2012 season. There will be a call out meeting on Oct. 18 at 9 p.m. in Carson 113. You can meet team members and the coaches and learn about the team's program. Auditions will be held in the small gym on Oct. 21 from 7-11 p.m. Auditions will consist of learning a short routine, technique, original choreography, and a short interview with the coaches. Please wear dance shoes and form fitting clothing to the tryout--no baggy pants or tops. A $15 audition fee will be due at time of audition. An alternate audition may be scheduled if unable to attend on Oct. 21. Please contact Coach Arata with any questions at or (502) 689-4085.  

* Coldstone Creamery Night

Coldstone? Phi Alpha Theta, the History Honors Society, will be sponsoring a Coldstone Creamery Night on Thursday, Oct. 13 from 6-8 p.m.  Proceeds will go to the Boys and Girls Club, which helps children lead better lives. Come on out to Coldstone Creamery off the Lloyd and help Phi Alpha Theta give back!

* Rick Watkins to Give Lecture on Investment Planning

Rick Watkins, CFP, CLU, ChFC, will be talking to UE students in Room 170, Schroeder Family School of Business Administration Building, at 4 p.m. on Oct. 17. Rick is an independent financial planner and consultant in Evansville. He graciously accepted an invitation from Walayet A. Khan, professor of finance, to give a presentation titled, “Investment Planning in current Volatile Global Financial Environment.”  The event is open to the UE community and the public.

* UE PRIDE Coming Out Panel

This year's UE PRIDE Coming Out panel discussion is set for Monday, Oct 17 at 7 p.m. in Room 170 in Schroeder Family School of Business Administration Building.  This question and answer panel will highlight individual coming out stories.  Special guests this year include Private Maycomber, who will discuss coming out during DADT, and a potential visit from Rick Davis the Democratic candidate for the Evansville mayoral position.  Other panel members include Associate Professor of Psychology Lora Becker and current UE PRIDE. members.  This provides a discussion for the community about accepting LGBT individuals.  Extra credit for attending this event may be available from some courses in psychology and political science depending on the individual professor.

* Kickin' It for the Kids

Together, Sigma Alpha Epsilon and the Students of Ailing Mothers and Fathers are sponsoring a Kickball Tournament on Friday, Oct. 14 at 5 p.m. on the intramural field.  The cost will be $40 per team or $60 for 2 teams. They will also be charging a $5 entrance fee or $4 if you purchase your ticket before the event (they will be on sale in Ridgway on Wednesday, Oct. 12 and Thursday, Oct. 13). The proceeds from this event will benefit the Children’s Miracle Network. They hope to you see at this event and helping support their cause.  If you have any questions please email or  You can also contact them at (812) 249-7963 or (812) 249-6145.

* TIAA-CREF Counseling Sessions Dates

A TIAA CREF representative will be on the UE campus on Thursday, Oct. 13 for individual counseling sessions.  To schedule an appointment, call TIAA CREF at 1-800-732-8353 or 317-706-6200.   The sessions will be held in the Clifford Rare Books Room in the Library (Room 158).  If you have any questions, call Carol McCraney at extension 2943.

* No Catholic Mass on Campus this Sunday

There will be no 1 p.m. Mass in Neu Chapel this Sunday due to Fall Break. Students remaining on campus are welcome at St. Benedict Cathedral Parish six blocks west of campus on Lincoln Avenue. Mass times there are Saturday afternoon at 4:30 p.m. and Sunday morning at 6 a.m., 8:30 a.m., and 10:30 a.m. For the schedules of other area Catholic parishes, contact Newman Center Director Mike Roesch at

* Order Game Day BBQ!

Game Day BBQ! Orders must be submitted by Tuesday, Oct. 11 at noon.  Pick up will be on Saturday, Oct. 15 on the west side of the campus near the Armory parking lot by the softball field. This is a fundraiser for the Ace’s Strength and Conditioning Department. Please email or call 488-2298 to place an order for either pulled pork by the pound at $8.50 per pound (5 lb. and 10 lb. discounts) or entire pork butts for $22. The S&C department will make phone call reminders on Friday, Oct. 14.  Don’t miss out on great BBQ ready to pick up and eat for the games on Saturday!!


Info You Should Know

* Community Service Opportunities at Holiday Retirement Village

Holiday Retirement Village is for anyone who needs community service hours.  They need help with a yard sale on Thursday, Nov. 17  in the afternoon and on Friday, Nov. 18 from 1 p.m.-4 p.m. (time is flexible).  If anyone is interested, please contact Shelley Faulkner at Holiday Village 429-0701 or via e-mail at

* What UE Libraries Can Do For You: ATLAS

ATLAS Religion Database with AtlaSerials is an EBSCO supported database which indexes journal articles, essays and book reviews related to religious topics.  Among many topics, a researcher could find articles addressing anthropology, Church history, Bible, philosophy and Theology.  With over 1 million articles from 1700 journal titles, the ATLAS database is an indispensible resource for theological research.  The database offers some full-text resources along with a unique index of journal titles.

*more than 1 million articles
*over 1700 journal titles
*Covers multiple areas focusing on Religious perspectives

* UE Libraries' Wheeler Gift Fund Available

UE Libraries invites applications by Monday, Oct. 24, for the Wheeler Gift Fund. Materials purchased with Wheeler funds consist of items an academic department has identified as useful for support of a newly established class, a new academic program, or a cross-disciplinary effort undertaken by faculty members from several departments.

The total amount available this year is $1,018. This entire sum may be awarded to one proposal or, depending on the number of proposals received and the merit of each, funds may be divided among proposals received. 

The Wheeler Gift Fund was established to honor Walton M. Wheeler, Jr. (1908-60).  Mr. Wheeler was a prominent Evansville attorney who served on the Board of Trustees of Evansville College from 1953-1960. 

Please contact Kathy Bartelt, Collection Development Librarian, at or 488-2486 for an application form or to answer questions regarding the Wheeler Gift Fund.


* Libraries Announces Autumn Recess Hours

UE Libraries will observe the following schedule of hours for Autumn Recess.

  ~  Friday, Oct. 7:         7:45 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  ~  Saturday, Oct. 8:    CLOSED
  ~  Sunday, Oct. 9:       CLOSED
  ~  Monday, Oct. 10:   7:45 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  ~  Tuesday:  Oct. 11:   7:45 a.m. – Midnight

Contact William Louden, University Librarian, with questions.

* UE Bookstore Fall Break Hours

The UE Bookstore will close at 4:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 7 and not reopen until Monday, Oct. 10.  Hours on Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 10-11 are the regular hours of 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. 

* Teacher Education Admission Packets Now Available

Teacher Education Admission packets are now available in the School of Education office located in Room 304 in Graves Hall. Your interview will be scheduled when the application and professional education portfolio (live text or hard copy) is submitted. The deadline for submission is Oct. 17.  Scheduled interviews will be conducted on Oct. 24, 25, and 26. Please note: you must meet the following requirements to apply: 1) a passing score on all three praxis 1 tests, or passing SAT or ACT scores, 2) overall GPA 2.8 or better, 3) grade C or better in EDUC 100, 200, 320 or currently enrolled.

Please contact the School of Education office or your advisor if you have any questions.

* Writing Center Closed During Fall Break

The Writing Center will be closed during Fall Break. Doors will reopen at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 12. Anyone wishing to make an appointment at the center may do so online through AceLink: Just click on "Areas," then "Writing Center," then "Create an Appointment." 


* Campus Dining Fall Break Hours

The Cafe Court's last meal will be dinner on Friday, Oct. 8 from 4:30-5:30 p.m.  The first meal back is dinner on Tuesday, Oct. 12, and it will be served at normal hours.  Also, Ace's Place and Jazzman's will close at 2 p.m. on Oct. 8.  They will reopen Oct. 13 and resume normal hours.

* Fitness Center Fall Break Hours

Fitness Center Hours for Fall Break are as follows:
Friday, Oct. 7  - 6:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Saturday, Oct, 8  - Closed
Sunday, Oct. 9 – Closed
Monday, Oct. 10 – 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Tuesday, Oct. 11 – 8 a.m.  to 7 p.m.

Regular hours resume Wednesday, Oct. 12



* Walayet Khan

Walayet A.  Khan, professor of finance, was the keynote speaker at  the 2011 Annual conference of the Global Business, Finance and Economics Research Conference. The title of his key note address was, “How did U.S. Sub-Prime Mortgage Crisis Convert into Global Financial Crisis.”Khan was also the recipient of the best paper award for his work titled “Islamic Commercial Banking: A Cross-Country and Inter-Bank Analysis of Efficiency Performance.”

* Brian St.John

Assistant Professor of Music and Director of Orchestras Brian St. John will be speaking at Colorado State University on Monday, Oct. 10 to choral music education students. His presentation, “Do you Speak Orchestra?” will address topics related to aspiring choral music educators and their familiarity with conducting and rehearsing orchestral musicians. He will address topics such as logistics, rehearsal technique, repertoire selection, score preparation, and string playing techniques. St. John’s speaking engagement is hosted by Colorado State Assistant Professor of Music Ryan Olsen.


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