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Friday, October 14, 2011

What's Happening Today

* Theatre Department Production of Almost, Maine Starts Today

The Department of Theatre opens Almost, Maine, by John Cariani, on Friday, Oct. 14, at 7:30 p.m. in the May Studio Theatre. The show continues with performances at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 15, 17, 18, 19, and 20 and at 2 p.m. on Oct. 16. Cariani’s Almost, Maine is a heartfelt comedy exploring the beauty, wonder and hope, within the rubble of relationships. Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for senior adults, students and UE faculty and staff. UE students may pick up their free student rush ticket beginning at noon on the day of the performance they wish to attend. Seating is very limited. For reservations call the ticket office at 812-488-2031. 

* 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 or call 488-2394. 



Upcoming Events

* Catholic Mass in Neu Chapel on Sunday

Everyone is welcome for Mass at 1 p.m. this Sunday in Neu Chapel. Father Bernie Etienne, pastor of Holy Rosary Catholic Church and Vicar General for the Diocese of Evansville, will be the celebrant. Students are also invited to the first session of a "mini-course" looking at the Second Vatican Council with Newman Director Mike Roesch at 10:30  a.m. in the Newman Center before Mass.

* Cauldrons of Soup

Cauldrons of Soup - The Office Staff Association’s (OSA) Fall Fundraiser - will be held Wednesday, Oct. 26 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. on the East Terrace of the Ridgway University Center. For only $5, you will get to choose from a variety of delicious homemade soups! You will also get bottled water and your choice of a dessert! Come and enjoy the fall weather and some wonderful food!  Hope to see you there! 

* Game Day BBQ

Game Day BBQ Pre-Orders can be picked up between 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday next to the Armory and Softball fields. There will be extra pulled pork sandwiches for sale during this time for $4. It's a perfect start to a weekend full of exciting competition. Please call 488-2298 with any questions. Thanks for supporting Aces Strength and Conditioning Department. 

* Trick or Eat!

Attention students! UE Greek Life is hosting Trick or Eat to collect canned goods for the Tri-State Food Bank. The event will take place Sunday, Oct. 30 from 4-6 pm. Prizes will be given for best costume and to the team that collects the most cans! Sign up in Ridgway University Center on Oct. 25, 26, and 27 for teams of four to five. (You will need one car per team). For more information contact Lauren Taylor at

* 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 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

* 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  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 ASAP so that our band can rehearse your song.

* 2011 Fall Aces Tennis Championship Event

Aces Tennis is hosting a Tennis Championship event at Tri-State Athletic Club on Saturday, Oct. 22.  This is a team-style doubles tournament, including a doubles clinic presented by the UE Women’s Tennis team. Dinner, t-shirts, and prizes provided. Silent auction will be held.  Entry fee is $100 per person,  prizes include Aces basketball tickets and championship t-shirts.  Clinic is at 4 p.m. with competition beginning at 4:30 p.m.  Register online at

* 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 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.

* 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.  

* 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.

* Neu Chapel Organ @ Noon

University Organist Douglas Reed will present Neu Chapel Organ @ Noon on Thursday, Oct. 20, at 12:15 p.m. The informal program, dubbed The Last Rose of Summer, will include discussion and performance of a bokay [sic] of musical flowers by a variety of composers: Dudley Buck, Joseph Bonnet, and Johannes Brahms. Special features will include the Waltz of the Flowers and Tip Toe Through the Tulips played on that infamous portable reed organ, the accordion.  Refreshments will be served in Neu Chapel narthex following the concert.



Info You Should Know

* Halloween Item Donations Needed for Newman Service Project

On Monday, Oct. 24, the Newman Club will be holding its annual Halloween party for the children at the Ozanam Family Homeless Shelter, and needs your help to make it a success! Needed donations include candy, costumes (or items that could make up part of a costume like funny hats or old dance recital costumes), face paint, and items such as plastic spiders that could be used for Halloween treat bags for the children. There is a box for donations at the information desk in Ridgway University Center, or you can bring items to the Newman Center, to Mass on campus, or to other Newman events. Volunteers are also needed for the event! Contact Annie Rose Martin at, Marianne Marcotte at, or Lesley Nash at with any questions.

* Attention UE Cardholders

The October Pcard Cycle began on Sept. 22 and ends on Oct. 21.  Pcards statements must  be reconciled and printed from SDG2 as of Oct. 23 and submitted along with your receipts in a Pcard Envelope.  GL will upload on Oct. 28.

* 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

* 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 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


* What UE Libraries Can Do for You: MathSciNet

Are you interested in an article discussing Frattini subgroups by Mohammad Azarian?  Do you need to identify an article by Clark Kimberling on complementary equations and Zeckendorf?  Are you trying to locate information for a project on Endo-permutation modules for Adam Salminen? MathSciNet is the database to search for these references.

• provides access to a searchable database of reviews, abstracts and bibliographic information for much of the mathematical sciences literature
• contains over 2 million items and over 1 million direct links to original articles
• adds over 100,000 new items each year, including over 40,000 reviews
• includes bibliographic data from retro digitized articles dating back to the early 1800s
• provides citation data for journals, authors, articles and reviews

Comments or questions to Kathy Bartelt at (Collection Development Librarian), or Shane White at  (Instruction Librarian.)

* 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:

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

* Sodexo Customer Service Satisfaction

Sodexo is requesting your participation in an important online survey about your recent dining experiences on campus.  In return for your participation, you will receive a coupon for 50% off any tall beverage at Jazzman’s! To log-in now and participate in this online survey, please visit and use Log-in ID 79404 .The survey will take about 7-9 minutes max to complete and will only be available from Oct. 3-16. Questions about the survey may be directed to Lindsey Mitchell at



* Birth Announcement - Ava Lynn Atkinson

Congratulations to associate director of university relations/director of digital media Joe Atkinson, and his wife Erin, on the birth of their second child, Ava Lynn Atkinson.  Ava was born this morning at 8:52 a.m. She is 7 lbs. 5 oz and is 21” tall. Evan is her proud big brother. Everyone is doing great!

* 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.


Treasures and Traditions

* Campus Radio Station

In 1941. when the University of Evansville was still known as Evansville College, a radio studio was built in Olmsted Administration Hall. The Music Department provided most of the programming for several months and the Speech Department was in charge of the other programs. These broadcasts were aired on local radio stations WGBF and WEOA, receiving them from the campus studio via phone lines.



* UE Invitational Cross Country Meet Set For Saturday

 The Purple Aces cross country team is set to hold its second home meet of the season, playing host to the annual UE Invitational at the UE Cross County Course, on Saturday morning.

Set for an 11 a.m. start, the meet will begin with a men’s 8K race before the women’s teams will run their 5K race at approximately 11:45 a.m.  Fourteen teams are set to run including; Southeast Missouri State, Valparaiso, Southern Illinois, IUPUI, Belmont, Marshall, Lipscomb and Morehead State.

In its last meet, Evansville notched a pair of top ten finishes at the Greater Louisville Classic.  Freshman Josh Genet paved the way for the men’s team, taking 20th place with a time of 25:28.  Four spots behind him was Andrew Barrett, who finished with a time of 25:37.  The third UE runner to cross the line was Cody Stein, who finished in 33rd place.

The trio helped the men’s team to a fifth place finish in the race, earning 232 points.  Lipscomb, who is set to participate on Saturday, took top team honors on the men’s side while SEMO, who will also run at the UE Invitational, grabbed third place.

Lauren Zeabart led the Aces’ women with a tenth place run.  Zeabart ran the 5K in a time of 18:52, the top time of her UE career.  Kelby Jenkins came home 28th while Melissa Truex wrapped up the race in 42nd.  They led Evansville to a seventh-place finish, 17 points behind Centre College, who took sixth.

Following Saturday’s meet, the Aces will travel to Indiana State on Oct. 30 for the State Farm MVC Championships.


* Aces Volleyball Back Home

Wichita State and Missouri State will travel to the Carson Center this weekend as the University of Evansville volleyball team will look to halt an eight-match winless streak this weekend.

Back home for the first time in three weeks, the Aces enter the weekend with an 11-11 mark after falling in a pair of matches last weekend.  In contests at Illinois State and Indiana State, UE fell by a 3-1 score.  Ellen Sawin, who has made the switch from setter to hitter, has been the top offensive force for UE, notching a team-high 36 kills over the last four matches.

Jessica Knackhums has been having success on the offensive side as of late.  The junior is second on the team in the last three matches with 24 kills, including ten at Southern Illinois, the top effort of her UE career.

The weekend begins on Friday evening at 7 p.m. when UE plays host to Wichita State.  The Shockers ride a three-match win streak and have not lost a set over that span.  They enter the weekend with a record of 11-6 and 5-2 in the Missouri Valley Conference. 

Emily Adney is the Shockers leader in kills with 194.  She is also third on the team with 47 blocks.  Sam Sanders, who has 124 kills on the season, led WSU with 13 in the sweep over Creighton.  MaryElizabeth Hooper, who has 588 assists, led all players with 32 against the Bluejays.

Missouri State will put its 13-5 mark on the line this weekend, beginning Friday evening at Southern Illinois before traveling to Evansville on Saturday.  The Bears are 6-1 in the MVC, with their lone loss coming at the hands of Northern Iowa.  Last weekend, MSU took a 3-1 win over Creighton before sweeping past Drake. 

Christine McCartney is the top offensive threat for the Bears, posting 183 kills on the year.  Caili Norman has 157 while Karen Rivatto has 155.  In the sweep over Drake last weekend, Olivia Brand led the way with 13 while Norman tallied 11.

Next weekend, UE will be back on the road for the third time in four weeks, taking on Drake and Creighton on Friday and Saturday before returning home for three matches.


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