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Thursday, October 13, 2011

What's Happening Today

* Spanish Club Meeting Set for Tonight

A reminder about tonight's Spanish Club gathering. Come play games and practice some Spanish. Hope to see you there: Hyde Hall 118 from 7 to 8 pm. ¡Vamos a divertirnos!

 

* Bible Study

Adventist Campus Ministries will be having Bible study on Thursday, Oct. 13 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 of study will be on Creation vs. Evolution. Everyone is welcome to attend. For more information contact: Guy Goodness at gg57@evansville.edu or Chris French at cf104@evansville.edu for more details.
 

* IVCF – How Can You Change the World?

InterVarsity Christian Fellowship invites everyone to the basement of Neu Chapel (Grabill Lounge) at 8 p.m. this Thursday, Oct. 13. Come learn about our mission to transform students into world changers for Christ. Bring your friends and your questions! For more information, please contact Kayla Brenton at kb215@evansville.edu.

* 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!

Upcoming Events

* Fall Writers Forum to Feature Lincoln Author William. E. Bartelt

In 1859 Abraham Lincoln covered his Indiana years in a written autobiographical statement that included the following: "We reached our new home about the time the State came into the union. It was a wild region, with many bears and other wild animals in the woods. There I grew up.'" From this brief statement, Evansville writer and historian William E. Bartelt used annotation and primary source material to reconstruct Lincoln's life in Southern Indiana: There I Grew Up: Remembering Abraham Lincoln's Indiana Youth. In celebration of The National Day on Writing, Bartelt will be the guest of the Writing Center for its Fall Writers Forum on Oct. 20 at 4:15 p.m. The conversational format of the forum will allow attendees to ask questions of the author about how he decided to write, what he did to research his topic, and how he went about getting his manuscript published. The Forum is open to the UE community and friends.
 

* Open House to Kick Off CelebrateWriting! Week

To kick off CelebrateWriting! Week at the Writing Center Oct. 17-21, faculty, administrators, and staff are invited to an Open House Monday from 1 to 5 p.m. at the center in the Clifford Memorial Library Building. Come to meet the tutors who coach students to become better writers. Come to enjoy cookies and coffee (or tea). Come to talk about and celebrate writing!
 

* Year-of-Service Forum

The Year-of-Service Forum is Oct. 19, 6:30-8 p.m., Smythe Lecture Hall (Room 170), Schroeder Family School of Business Administration Building. A panel of faculty, alumni, and guests who have participated in distinguished Year-of-Service programs - Peace Corps, AmeriCorps, Teach for America and Young Adult Volunteers - will discuss program selection processes; applications; program types; national vs. international opportunities; value of these experiences; teaching English abroad, etc. The hour-long Q&A will be followed by an informal reception where students can continue discussions with panelists. All students welcome! Contact dc114@evansville.edu with any questions. This event is sponsored by the Office of Career Services and Cooperative Education.
 

* Speaker Luncheon Series Begins

The Student-Alumni Mentoring Program will begin the speaker luncheon series on Wednesday, Oct. 19 in Eykamp 253, Ridgway University Center, from 12-1 p.m.  UE alum Holly Weinzapfel, free-lance writer, will speak on non-traditional working environments. Holly is currently a senior account director for ResourceOne Communications in Tulsa, Oklahoma. This event is open to the campus community. To reserve a free boxed lunch RSVP by Friday, Oct. 19 by emailing da34@evansville.edu.
 

* Health Careers Fair 2011

The annual Health Careers Fair will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 25 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. in the Student Fitness Center.  Currently there are 50 employers registered to participate.  All students, freshmen through seniors, are encouraged to attend.  It is never too early to begin networking.  If you have questions please contact Career Services at 812-488-1083 or career@evansville.edu.  This event is sponsored by Career Services and Cooperative Education.

 

* Flu Shots

Flu shots will be available next week.  The cost is $15 ( in exact cash - no credit or debit cards) or by check payable to Welborn Health Plans.  You must be at least 18 years old.  Two opportunites are as follows:
Monday, Oct. 17, in Olmsted lobby, 1-3 p.m.
Thursday, Oct. 20, in Ridgway lobby, 9 - 11 a.m.
 

* 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 held on Oct. 21 in Wheeler Concert Hall at 7 p.m.  Cost is just $15 to enter an act, 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.

* Calling all Runners, Walkers, and Volunteers!

The UE VETS student organization, in collaboration with the student veterans organizations at USI and Ivy Tech Community College, are sponsoring the Vets Day 5K Walk, Run, Roll on Sunday, Nov. 13 at 8 a.m.  The race will begin and end at the LST Memorial Ship grounds in downtown Evansville.  Please consider supporting the event by:

1. Volunteer to help during the race and at the after-race festival by signing up on line at  Vet’s Day 5 K Volunteer Signup Sheet or by calling the UE Office of Veterans Affairs at 488-2141.

2. Participate!  Early registration deadline is Nov. 1 for $20 (late registration is $25 through race day). Sign up on line at https://www.raceit.com/register/?event=6327 or by calling the Office of Veterans Affairs at 488-2141.

Proceeds will be donated to Lucas Place II – housing for disabled homeless veterans in Vanderburgh County.


 

* Commencement Central

December graduates please mark your calendar and plan to attend Commencement Central on Wednesday, Oct. 19 in the Ridgway Center near the Bookstore.  It only takes a few minutes to complete your graduation plans for graduation and the event in open from noon to 5 p.m.  You will meet with the Registrar's Office, Alumni Office, and Career Planning Office to finalize your plans.  You can also purchase your cap and gown and/or graduation announcements all in one easy stop.  This event is a must for anyone planning on graduating in DECEMBER.  If you are graduating in May you need to attend this event in February.

* Late Night Madness

Students, come to the Meeks Family Court (Large Gym) Friday, Oct. 14 at 10 p.m. and meet the men’s basketball team at Late Night Madness.  Think you’ve got the skills to beat them in a shooting contest?  Well now is your chance to try!  To sign-up email Liz Riffert at el37@evansville.edu or call 488-2394. 

 

* 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.

* Zeta Tau Alpha Presents Big Man On Campus

Big Man On Campus will be Oct. 15, at 7 p.m. in Eykamp Hall in Ridgway University Center. Admission is $5 with all proceeds benefitting the Zeta Tau Alpha Foundation- Breast Cancer Survivor Recognition Program. The theme this year is NFL with a special presentation by Indianapolis Colts Cheerleaders. Please come out and help us fight breast cancer one tackle at a time!

 

Info You Should Know

* Art Portfolio Lost

A senior art student has lost her portfolio.  It is about 2 feet tall by 1 1/2 feet wide.  It is plain black plastic with plastic inserts.  About half of it is filled with art either unsigned or signed "Alaina."  She needs this work to graduate and go on to her career.

If you have an knowledge of the whereabouts of this portfolio, please email ac181@evansville.edu

* Center for Innovation Engineering Moves Forward

Rick Deer ’01, M’08, director of the University of Evansville’s new Center for Innovation Engineering, recently visited Milwaukee for an engineering education conference. There, he solidified collaborations among a number of engineering schools and visited Paul W. Jones ’71, a member of the University’s Board of Trustees and chairman and CEO of A. O. Smith Corporation. Mr. Jones allowed Deer the opportunity to tour A. O. Smith’s Innovation Center, and the two discussed how engineering education reform can help meet the needs of global enterprise. They also discussed how an enhancement of engineering education will promote job creation and further U.S. global competitiveness.

The Center for Innovation Engineering (CIE) was founded this summer with the goal of instilling an entrepreneurial mindset in UE engineering students through the transformation of undergraduate engineering education. The CIE will aspire to enhance the skills of graduates of the College of Engineering and Computer Science and to foster direct collaboration with regional business. To accomplish these goals, the Center will soon introduce the Sustainable Innovation Immersion Program (SIIP) to regional business leaders. The program will pair interdisciplinary student teams with regional business projects directed toward product or process commercialization.

UE is among 23 universities nationwide that participate in the Kern Entrepreneurship Education Network (KEEN), a collegiate initiative to increase the quantity and quality of U.S. engineering talent. The University of Evansville is grateful to the Kern Family Foundation for its generous support for the CIE.

This fall, Deer will hold formal orientation sessions to introduce the Center for Innovation Engineering to the UE community. Dates and times will appear in the next alumni e-newsletter. He also invites members of the UE community to contact him directly at rd4@evansville.edu or 812-488-2382 at any time to discuss the Center’s mission, explore commercialization opportunities, or book a spot on the Center’s waiting list of regional business projects.
 

* Angel Mounds Needs Volunteers for Halloween Parties

Angel Mounds is looking for volunteers to help them with their Halloween Parties at 7 p.m. on Oct. 14 and 21.Assistance is needed for manning drink and game booths, as well as manning the various attractions. If you would like to help please email the Community Services Initiative office at csi@evansville.edu

 

* Holiday Schedule

The University of Evansville will be closed during the holidays to allow our employees to enjoy this special time with their families. The following November-December-January holiday schedule will be observed:

Thanksgiving:
Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2011 (closing at noon)
Thursday, Nov. 24, 2011
Friday, Nov. 25, 2011


Christmas/New Year’s:
Friday, Dec. 23, 2011 through Sunday, Jan. 1, 2012, returning Monday, Jan. 2, 2012.


The Board of Trustees and University administration wish you and your family a joyous and happy holiday.
 

* Time to Nominate Individuals for Employee Excellence Awards

The University of Evansville, in pursuit of excellence in service, wishes to recognize monthly a non-faculty employee displaying records of achievement as a leader.  Leadership may be demonstrated in any of the following categories:

• Service to the University community
• Service to students
• Job performance and attitude towards fellow employees

One award will be presented each month.  To be eligible, an employee must be a full-time member of administration or staff.

Nominations for the November 2011 Employee Excellence Award are due no later than Tuesday, Oct. 18.

To nominate someone, or to find out more information about the Employee Excellence Awards, go to http://acelink.evansville.edu/Tools/EmployeeAward/
 

Congratulations

* Eduard C Hanganu

Eduard C Hanganu, adjunct lecturer in the First-Year Seminar Program. has just had his linguistics research book Forms of Address in Romanian: Their Social Semantics and Social Interaction Functions published by Lambert Academic Publishing . The book examines forms of address in Romanian and their hierarchical structure, and shows how these forms of address help to establish individual identities, create relationship levels within Romanian social groups, promote social interaction, and impact language communication events. The book is available via Amazon.com.

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* UE Earns Top Honors in GreenOVATION Awards

The University of Evansville has received an Excellence Award, the top honor in the annual GreenOVATION Awards for Beautiful and Sustainable Businesses, sponsored by Keep Evansville Beautiful and the Evansville Business Journal.

The awards honor area companies and institutions for their achievements in landscaping, "good neighbor" practices such as maintaining a litter-free campus, and conservation. To apply, organizations completed a survey. Based on their scores, they were placed in one of three categories: Excellence Award (earning 90 percent of possible points), Merit Award (75 percent), and Endeavor Award (60 percent).

UE also scored in the top category in 2010, the first year for the GreenOVATION Awards.

Athletics

* UE Men's Soccer Outshoots But Slips, 2-1, To Drake

 Battling pouring rain and a slick Black Beauty field Wednesday night, the University of Evansville men’s soccer team suffered a tough 2-1, loss to the visiting Drake Bulldogs in the first home Missouri Valley Conference match of the season. With the loss, the Purple Aces even their record to 5-5 overall and 0-2 in the MVC, while Drake improves to 8-4-1 on the season and 2-0 in league play.

The Bulldogs scored quickly, just 1:52 minutes into the contest, when Thomas Ostrander knocked a rebound from the right side past goalkeeper Eric Teppen for a 1-0 advantage.

As the rain picked up, the scoring came to a halt until the 54th minute when freshman Charlie Macias tallied his first career goal tying the match, one all. Macias received a cross from senior Jarrett Robbins, right to left, and chipped it in past keeper Jordan Kadlec.

In the 62nd minute, Drake’s Matt Kuhn scored the game-winning goal on a breakaway. Kuhn lined a hard-kicked ball from the right side of the box to the back left corner of the net.

Despite the outcome, the Aces outshot the Bulldogs, 15-7 and 9-7 on goal, including 10 shots in the first half which matched the squad’s season-high.

Freshman Ryan Stallings led UE with four shots, three on goal, followed by senior Tad Kreamalmeyer, sophomore Alex Kapsalis, and junior Jesse Sharp’s two.

Teppen finished with five saves in the 90:00 minute match.

The Aces are back in action Saturday when they play host to Missouri State at 7:30 p.m.

 

* Purple Racquets Announce Fundraiser

The Purple Racquets Club, the booster club for the University of Evansville women’s tennis team, has announced that it will hold an inaugural 2011 Fall Aces Tennis Championship.

“UE Women’s Tennis is excited to announce the first fundraising event of this kind.  With the help of many, including Tri-State Athletic Club, we are looking forward to putting together a great night of tennis,” head coach Nick Mueller said.  “Doubles in a team-style tournament should provide a lot of excitement.  The cookout is included and the prizes will get the competitive juices flowing.  It should be a lot of fun!” 

This will mark the first event of its kind hosted by the club and is open to adults of all tennis abilities.  The event gets underway with a clinic for all competitors, which will be taught by members of the UE tennis team. 

Following the clinic, the Aces players will serve as coaches in a tournament amongst the competitors.  Each player will coach a group of participating adults.  It is a team-style doubles tournament.

Set for Saturday, Oct. 22, the event will begin at 4 p.m. with the clinic and will be followed by the tournament, which will run from 4:30 through 7:30 p.m.  Tri-State Athletics Club will play host to the event. 

The cost to participate is $100 and all proceeds will go to the University of Evansville Tennis Program.  It includes the clinic, competition, a cookout and a t-shirt.  Prizes, which include Aces basketball tickets and championship t-shirts, will be given out.  A silent auction will also be held.

Anyone wanting to participate can register online at www.uealumnionline.com/acestennis or by contacting Jennifer Jacobs at 812-488-2021 or jj130@evansville.edu

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