University of Evansville

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Tuesday, August 29, 2017

* Labor Day notice

This Labor Day, Monday, September 4, the University will be closed so that our students and employees can enjoy the day with their families and friends.

What's Happening Today

* Crescent Magazine information meeting today

Find out how you can become a member of the Crescent Magazine staff by attending an information meeting at 4:30 p.m., TODAY - Tuesday, August 29 - in the student publications office, second floor of the Ridgway University Center. The magazine is looking for writers, a copy editor, photographers, social media coordinators, and an event planner. No experience necessary. Academic credit experiences. Can't make the meeting — e-mail tm2@evansville.edu for more information.

Submitted by Tracy Maurer tm2@evansville.edu

* Today: Evening prayer service for Texas

There will be a brief ecumenical evening prayer service at 4:30 p.m. TODAY in Neu Chapel for those suffering from the devastation of Hurricane Harvey. The entire campus community is invited to attend.

Submitted by Keith Turner kt160@evansville.edu

* Prayers and donations for flood victims in Texas

Neu Chapel will be open today specifically for those who would like to dedicate prayers for the people who are living through the devastating floods in Texas. Feel free to come and pray or sit quietly and meditate all day until 5:00 p.m. You may also light a candle of hope. The Neu Chapel Society will be making a donation to the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) in order to help alleviate the suffering in Texas. If you would like to contribute to that fund and be assured your donations are going to flood victims in Texas, you are invited to leave any amount in the basket on the altar table in Neu Chapel. If you would like more information about the work of UMCOR, go to the organization’s website at www.umcor.org.

Submitted by Tammy Gieselman tg85@evansville.edu

Upcoming Events

* Part-time job fair next week

Need a part-time job? Drop by and meet with area employers at the Part-Time Job Fair on Wednesday, September 6! The event is 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. on the first floor of Ridgway University Center. Business casual attire is recommended. Bring many copies of your résumé.

Submitted by Alison Morris-McDonald am268@evansville.edu

* Fireside Chat in Grabill Lounge today

The campus community is invited to meet in Grabill Lounge today - Wednesday, August 30 - at 7:30 p.m. for a Fireside Chat. We will be discussing "Life's Maze, God's Mission, and Me: What is God Calling Me to Do?" This week, we will be focusing on what it means to be a part of God's mission for the world. There will also be FREE snacks! All are welcome! Hope to see you there!

Submitted by Keith Turner kt160@evansville.edu

* International House: Vietnam!

International House presentations will begin this evening - Wednesday, August 30 - at 7:00 p.m., upstairs in Ridgway University Center. This week, Thy Nguyen will be presenting on Vietnam. Come learn about another country and support your fellow students! Please contact Allie Whitacre (aw339@evansville.edu) or Hussam Taj (ht70@evansville.edu) with any questions.

Submitted by Alexis Whitacre aw339@evansville.edu

* Law School Day-IU Bloomington

Exploring options to attend law school? The UE Center for Career Development is sponsoring free transportation to attend the largest law school fair in the U.S. Make plans today!

Indiana University Law Day at Bloomington, Indiana, is Thursday September 28, from 11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. There will be free transportation! A refundable deposit of $20 is required. Restrictions apply - see CCD website.

To sign up for the van and to register with CCD, go to the CCD’s graduate and professional webpage.

UE registration deadline is September 20.

More than 110 law school programs attended this event in 2016. This is the largest law school fair in the U.S.

For more information, go to the event’s website.

Submitted by Gene Wells gw5@evansville.edu 

* Graduate School Expo at IUPUI

Want to learn more about graduate school? Attend the FREE and annual Expo at IUPUI on September 21 in Indianapolis. More than 85 programs attended this event in 2016

UE registration deadline for the event is: September 13.

Free transportation and overnight stay plus meals. Refundable deposit of $20 is required.

Restrictions apply - see the CCD website.

For more information about the fair and registration, go to this website: graduate.iupui.edu/about/gradoffprogs/expo/student.shtml

To sign up for the van and hotel and to register with CCD on the Career Center’s graduate/professional school webpage at www.evansville.edu/careercenter/stGpIntro.cfm.

Need assistance with your graduate school, internship or employment planning? Contact the Center for Career Development at its scheduling page: https://calendly.com/ueccd.

Sponsored by the Center for Career Development: career@evansville.edu.

Submitted by Gene Wells gw5@evansville.edu

* Panhellenic Preview Night

Panhellenic Preview Night is today - Thursday, August 31 - from 7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. We encourage all women interested in sorority life to visit the Panhellenic Suites, located at 2032 Lincoln Avenue. The suites are across from the Slice and routes from Ridgway to the suites will be chalked. This open house is a chance to meet sorority women, tour the suites, and learn more about recruitment. You do not have to be registered for recruitment to participate.

Submitted by Brittani Carroll bc158@evansville.edu

* FREE Big 10+ Graduate School Expo

Going to graduate school in a STEM or quantitative field or health professional program? Attend for FREE, one of the best graduate school fairs in the country! The Big Ten+ Graduate School Expo at Purdue University is September 24 and 25. More than 110 programs attended this event in 2016, including Harvard, Stanford, University of Chicago, Vanderbilt and Duke.

Free transportation/registration fee and overnight stay. A refundable deposit of $20 is required. Restrictions apply - see the CCD website.

You can find out more about the fair and mandatory registration on the website www.purdue.edu/gradschool/gradexpo/student/about.html

CCD reimburses the registration fee of $45.

To sign up for van and hotel, and to register with CCD, go to the UE Career Center's graduate and professional school webpage at www.evansville.edu/careercenter/stGpIntro.cfm

UE registration deadline for this event is September 11.

Need assistance with your graduate school, internship or employment planning? Contact the Center for Career Development at https://calendly.com/ueccd.

Sponsored by the Center for Career Development: career@evansville.edu

Submitted by Gene Wells gw5@evansville.edu

* This Week in Music: IMEA Symposium, August 31

The Indiana Music Education Association (IMEA) will be hosting the Southern Indiana Symposium & Clinic, a full-bodied professional development event for educators, at the University of Evansville. This year’s event will take place on Thursday, August 31 and offer sessions for all levels of music educators in band, orchestra, choral and general music. Featured sessions include “Bring Your Men”, a choral/vocal workshop bringing middle school and high school male choral singers to campus to work with Dan Anderson of Anderson University and author of choral methods published by Hal Leonard. Additional clinicians leading sessions for choral educators are Angela Hampton and David Stone.

Joani Brandon, music education faculty member at Anderson University, will be leading general music sessions including Folk Songs and Dances from around the World, First Steps of Music and Music Activities for Early Elementary, Exploring Conversational Solfege and Songs and Games for Music Literacy, Drumming in the Classroom-Activities that Work!, and Circle the State with Song Reading Session/working with Elementary School aged voices.

Instrumental music sessions for band feature masterclasses by University of Evansville faculty on woodwind, brass and percussion instruments. Orchestra sessions include: Setting up Instruments for Success, Emergency Repair Strategies, What to do When: Before the Method Book, Athletes with Instruments- Movement in String Playing, Being Resourceful: Pedagogy from the Best in the Field.

Featured clinicians for the orchestra sessions are Sheryl Schuster, fine arts specialist, orchestra, coordinator, The Spark Project and director, EVSC Middle and High School Honors Orchestra, Carol Dallinger, professor of violin/viola at the University of Evansville, coordinator, UE Suzuki Violin Program and violin teacher trainer for the Suzuki Association of the Americas, and John Rihani, string specialist at Paige’s Music, Indianapolis.

The Symposium will take place in Krannert Fine Arts Building beginning with registration at 8:00 a.m. and concluding at 4:00 p.m. This event is open to both IMEA members as well as non-members. For more information go to: music.evansville.edu.

Submitted by James Sullivan js820@evansville.edu

* Burgers at 5:00 p.m. at Newman Center today!

The Newman Club is having its annual cookout today - Wednesday, August 30 - from 5-6:30 p.m. We will be grilling out hotdogs and hamburgers and having dessert! Students and faculty invited! Be sure to bring a friend and an empty stomach. The Newman Center is at the corner of Lincoln and Frederick across from the Koch Center for Engineering Science. For more information, contact ov4@evansville.edu.

Submitted by Olivia Voegerl ov4@evansville.edu

Info You Should Know

* RSA call out meeting time clarification

The RSA call out meeting will take place in the Library board room at 6:00 p.m. 

Submitted by Lydia Skaggs ls280@evansville.edu

* UE Bookstore closed for Labor Day weekend

The UE Bookstore will be closed Saturday through Monday for the Labor Day Weekend, September 2-4. Please plan your purchases accordingly. The store will close at 4:30 p.m. on Friday, September 1.

Submitted by Doug Gustwiller dg57@evansville.edu

* Interested in traveling to Mexico this summer?

Spend 10 days in Mexico learning about Mexico’s school systems by visiting local schools and visiting the University of the Yucatan in Mérida, Mexico. Furthermore, have the opportunity to step out of the classroom and put your Spanish speaking skills to the test by immersing yourself in the rich Mayan and colonial Mexican heritage in the vibrant capital of the Mexican state Yucatán, Mérida. Also, see firsthand the beauty that the vast history of the Yucatecan Peninsula has to offer by visiting local museums, swimming in the crystal clear waters of the Gulf of Mexico, hiking through ancient Mayan ruins, or exploring some of the world’s most pristine cave systems!

Interested? Contact George Iber, associate professor of education, about the exciting itinerary he is planning!

Questions? Contact Amara Stuehling at as760@evansville.edu about how to apply.

Submitted by Amara Stuehling as760@evansville.edu

* Interested in traveling to Guatemala in May 2018?

Spend your summer in Guatemala participating Mission Guatemala, a non-profit organization founded by Tom Heaton of Evansville, Indiana. This organization is affiliated with the United Methodist Church. Based on the needs of Mission Guatemala and the interest and skills of the UE faculty and students involved, the projects for the program will focus on training educators in rural Guatemala on how to incorporate art, health, and other topics into their classes.

You will enroll in GAP 320 in the spring and travel to Guatemala in May with the class.

For more information and cost of the program, contact Amara Stuehling at as760@evansville.edu or 812-488-1085.

Submitted by Amara Stuehling as760@evansville.edu

* Interested in traveling to Cuba over spring break?

Spend your spring break in Cuba working with Cuba Skate, a non-profit organization engaging in skate diplomacy and fostering a constructive environment for Cuban youth. Projects may entail work in art, sports, social media, business, education, and more. This is a unique opportunity to learn about a fascinating and beautiful country that few Americans have been able to visit. See the sights, meet families, taste the cuisine, learn to dance the salsa, and most importantly make a difference for youth in Cuba.

You will enroll in GAP 320 in the spring and travel to Cuba during spring break with the class. For more information and cost of the program, contact Amara Stuehling at as760@evansville.edu or 812-488-1085.

Submitted by Amara Stuehling as760@evansville.edu

* Looking for an on campus job?

The intramural department is now hiring students to be flag football officials and score keepers.

  1. Non-work study (but can have this position in addition to a work study position)
  2. No officiating experience required
  3. Can still participate in intramurals
  4. Flexible hours
  5. Training starts today – August 29 - at 8:00 p.m. in Room 113 in Carson Center

Please contact Maria (mt208@evansville.edu) if interested or with any questions.

Submitted by Maria Tonry mt208@evansville.edu

* Student package notification reminder

Students anticipating package deliveries should monitor their e-mails and text messages from UE distribution services/mail services (DS/MS) before coming to pick up packages at DS/MS (which is located in the General Services Building.) DS/MS sends notifications to students for every package received. Students may receive premature delivery notifications from vendors before their packages are received in DS/MS. Students are encouraged to wait until they receive an e-mail and/or text package notification from DS/MS (to ensure the package has been delivered) before coming to DS/MS for package pickup.

For package related questions, contact Kim Winsett at kw83@evansville.edu or ext. 2940.

Submitted by Kim Winsett kw83@evansville.edu

* Dining service hours during extended Labor Day weekend

During the extended Labor Day Weekend, Dining Services will be in operation according to the following hours:

Saturday

  • Café Court - 10:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m.
  • Rademacher’s Cafe - Closed
  • ACE’s Place -10:30 a.m.-10:00 p.m.
  • Koch Market - Closed

Sunday

  • Café Court - 10:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m.
  • Rademacher’s Cafe - Closed.
  • ACE’s Place - 10:30 a.m.-10:00 p.m.
  • Koch Market- Closed

Monday

  • Café Court - 10:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m.
  • Rademacher’s Cafe - 3:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m.
  • ACE’s Place - 10:30 a.m.-10:00 p.m.
  • Koch Market - Closed
* Fall health screenings

Sign up today and earn HRA credits for your yearly health screening on AceLink! Health Screenings will be offered on September 5, 6, and 7 from 7:00-11:00 a.m. in in the Maikranz Gym in Carson Center. Please remember that an 8-12 hour fast is recommended. Contact ac375@evansville.edu with questions.

Submitted by Ashley Chipps ac375@evansville.edu

* President's Club parking decals are non-transferable

President’s Club parking decals are provided only to members of our President’s Club. President’s Club parking decals are non-transferable. A list of President’s Club members is provided to Safety and Security on a monthly basis. If you would like to join the President’s Club with a gift to UE of $1,000 or more or join the Senior Class President’s Club with a gift of $100, please contact the Office of Annual Giving at ext. 2021 or annualgiving@evansville.edu.

Submitted by Jennifer Jacobs jj130@evansville.edu

* Spanish proficiency exam

The alternate Spanish proficiency exam will be held today - Monday, August 28 - in Room 68 in the Schroeder School of Business Building and Room 201 in Hyde Hall from 5:00-6:30 p.m. If you placed into Spanish 211 or higher and do not wish to continue with Spanish at UE, please e-mail lp84@evansville.edu to sign up for the exam.

We will also be offering the exam on Tuesday, August 29, from 4:30-6:00 p.m. in Room 68 in the Schroeder School of Business Building and Room 201 in Hyde Hall. Please e-mail lp84@evansville.edu to sign up for this exam.

Submitted by Lesley Pleasant lp84@evansville.edu

* Health Center closed on Labor Day

The Health Center will be closed on Monday, September 4, in observance of Labor Day. If urgent assistance is needed, please call 888-492-8722.

The UE Employee clinic will reopen Tuesday, September 5, at 7:00 a.m., and regular business hours for the Student Health Center will resume Tuesday, September 5, at 8:00 a.m.

Submitted by Ashley Craig ac408@evansville.edu

* Drop and add online until midnight on Monday

Students may add and drop courses via self-service until midnight on Monday, August 28 (closed courses require instructor’s signature). Schedule changes can be made on Tuesday, August 29 until 5:00 p.m. in the registrar’s office. Any drops made after Tuesday will result in a W grade on the transcript.

Submitted by Lori Johnson lj71@evansville.edu

* Library tours

The Libraries are offering tours to introduce new and returning students to our awesome facility and services. Tours start at the Information Desk. Dates and times are below. And don't worry - reservations aren't necessary.

Friday, August 25 @ 2 pm
Saturday, August 26 @ 2 pm
Sunday, August 27 @ 4 & 8 pm
Monday, August 28 @ 4 & 8 pm
Tuesday, August 29 @ 4 & 8 pm

Submitted by Meg Atwater-Singer ma35@evansville.edu

* Discounted parking permits for UE license plate holders

Students, faculty, administrators, and staff who purchase the State of Indiana UE specialty license plate will receive a $25 discount off the UE parking permit fee for 2017-18.

If the vehicle registration is good through 2018, you pay $25 for a permit. Bring the vehicle registration form with you to the Office of Safety and Security. If the vehicle registration expires later in 2017, you pay $50. Once it is renewed, bring the vehicle registration form to Safety and Security for a credit of $25.

Permits are on sale in the Office of Safety and Security, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Vehicle registration and specialty plate purchase are handled through the state. Visit the BMV or purchase or renew a UE plate online at the BMV website.

If you have any questions, contact alumni@evansville.edu

* Great on-campus job!

The Office of Annual Giving is looking for student callers for the fall Phonathon campaign. This is a paid position with flexible hours, mostly evening. Hourly pay starts at $8.25. Freshmen are encouraged to apply! If you are interested, please e-mail Erika Johnson at ej51@evansville.edu.

Submitted by Erika Johnson ej51@evansville.edu

* Now recruiting: Harlaxton Ambassadors

Are you a recent Harlaxton alumni who loves to share your experience with others? Or do you know a student who fits that description? The study abroad office is currently taking applications on its website for students who want to volunteer as Harlaxton Ambassadors to recruit, inform, and encourage Harlaxton applicants from partner schools.

As official representatives of Harlaxton, ambassadors will gain skills in recruitment, marketing, international education, and cross-cultural communication as well as the chance to share their experience and receive exclusive Harlaxton apparel. The time commitment is only around 1-2 hours per week, but the service you will provide Harlaxton and these new applicants will be invaluable.

To see more of the position description and apply, contact Kaylynn Carver at 812-488-2039 or kc205@evansville.edu.

Submitted by Kaylynn Carver kc205@evansville.edu

Congratulations

* Lax Earns Gold Badge in Coding through Smart Launch Tech

University of Evansville student Trevor Lax recently completed training in Smart Tech Launch – a coding program for liberal arts students. Independent Colleges of Indiana and Eleven Fifty Academy partnered to create Smart Launch Tech as a way to marry the technical skills of coding with the problem-solving approach of a liberal arts education.

Lax, who studies economics and cognitive science at UE, was among the first cohort of students from ICI private colleges to complete Smart Tech Launch’s inaugural program.

He and the other 14 students in the cohort learned the basics of HTML, CSS, and Java Script. They completed assignments demonstrating badge competencies and compiled an e-portfolio, presented at the end of the program. Each participant earned the industry- and state-recognized Gold Badge Certification from Eleven Fifty, located at Launch Fishers. 

In addition to coding, students were exposed to the wide range of career possibilities within the tech field, including project and marketing management, data analysis, compliance, security, and design. In addition to classroom instruction, the students made field trips to Indianapolis tech businesses, speaking with their leaders and employees and gaining exposure to the tech working environment and protocols.

Students also had the opportunity to interact with the Indy Tech Fellows, new graduates in a two-year Tech Point program to place talent with leading companies, fast tracking careers and contributing to the Indianapolis community.

ICI is a nonprofit association representing the 30 private, nonprofit colleges and universities in the Hoosier state. Eleven Fifty Academy, a nonprofit dedicated to producing technology and talent, provided the funding and in-kind services for this proof-of-concept pilot. Sustainability planning is now under way. 

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