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Tuesday, October 18, 2011

What's Happening Today

* SAB's Minute to Win It Set for Tonight!

Minute to Win It, a Student Activities Board event, is planned for tonight, Oct. 18, at 7:30 p.m. in Eykamp 251, Ridgway University Center

* This Week in Music

Professor Emeritus Edwin Lacy (bassoon) and Consortium Instructor of Music Shauna Thompson (flute) will present this week’s Faculty Recital in Wheeler Concert Hall tonight at 7:30 p.m.  The duo will perform alone and together in a concert of works dating from the eighteenth century to the modern era, including works by Baroque masters J. S. Bach and Georg Philipp Telemann and twentieth-century Italian composer Nino Rota, perhaps best known for The Godfather and his other film scores.  Associate Professor Garnet Ungar (piano), Thomas Drury (piano), and Mary Dicken (harp) will accompany Lacy and Thompson.  The concert is free and open to the public.

* ISEA Messy Centers

Education majors - ISEA's Messy Centers is tonight at 5 p.m. in Room 238 in Graves Hall Come have some fun and bring these great ideas back to your classroom!

* Abby's Coming Back! SAAC Fundraiser Set For Tuesday

The University of Evansville Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) and Orange Leaf frozen yogurt are teaming up Tuesday, Oct. 18 to help bring Abby Guerra and her family back to Evansville for a visit this weekend.

Anyone who brings this coupon to the Orange Leaf located at 701 N. Burkhardt Road on Tuesday will have one dollar of the purchase donated to the Abby Guerra Donation Fund, helping pay the expenses of the trip from Glendale, Arizona.

On July 18, 2010, Guerra and four friends were returning home to Arizona from an outing at Disneyland in southern California when a tire blew out on their vehicle, it rolled over, and two of Guerra's friends were killed.  In fact, it was first believed that Guerra was one of those who had died.  Her life remained in jeopardy for several days. Many medical procedures followed, and Guerra, who was a starter for the Aces as a freshman in 2009, and was fourth on the team in goals scored (2) and total points (5), spent three months following the accident under hospital care.

However, the Aces’ midfielder has shown remarkable spirit, determination, and progress and she is ready to be reunited with her Evansville family. Help the Guerras, who have already had numerous medical bills over the past year, afford the trip to Indiana by taking the coupon to Orange Leaf Tuesday.

The journey to Evansville will mark Abby’s first time back to Arad McCutchan Stadium to watch her teammates compete. The Aces take on Drake at 1 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 23.


Upcoming Events

* Leadership Webinar!

Students In Leadership is hosting a Women’s Leadership Webinar series. The first one is titled “Being Strategic” and will be shown Wednesday, Oct. 19 from 12-1 p.m. in the Morton/Brentano Pitt! In this Webinar, hear how leaders create, communicate, and implement strategy. It will include guest speakers who are outstanding women from various industries who will share their top tips for career success. So grab your lunch and a friend and join us at noon Wednesday to hear first-hand how to make a larger impact in your organization.

* I-House: Serbia

All members of the campus community are encouraged to attend I-House: Serbia, where student Jelena Preradovic will share information about her home country. Bring your friends to enjoy the presentation and complimentary cookies this Wednesday at 7 p.m. on the second floor of Ridgway University Center in the Class of 1959 Gallery.

* Students in Leadership Etiquette Reception

Students in Leadership is hosting an Etiquette Reception on Nov. 1 in Eykamp 252, Ridgway University Center, from 5:30-7 p.m. Students will have the chance to learn proper etiquette when interacting with professionals from professional etiquette trainer Janet Johnson. They will then practice those skills by networking with local professionals. Sign up in the Ridgway University Center Lobby during lunch Oct. 19-21 and Oct. 24-26. A refundable $5 deposit is needed when you sign up to reserve your spot or give it to Emily Fielder in Ridgway University Center. Dress for the reception is business casual

* TWICE Professional Development Event for Women in Computing and Engineering

TWICE (Tri-State Women in Computing and Engineering) will hold a quarterly professional development event Thursday, Oct. 27.

Funded by a grant from the Alcoa Foundation and sponsored by the College of Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Evansville, TWICE connects women with degrees in the engineering and computing sciences as well as women currently studying in these fields.

The professional development event, held in the Legacy Room on the eighth floor of Old National Bank’s headquarters, will feature a presentation from Daniela Vidal, coordinator of the University of Southern Indiana Engineering Department’s Advanced Manufacturing and an instructor in the Engineering Department at USI.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m., and Vidal’s presentation begins at 7 p.m. Cost is $10. Please register online before Oct. 24 at

For more information, contact Kristy King at 812-480-1588 or

* 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! 

* 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.

* BeVare the Vimpy Verb! Vorkshop at the Writing Center

Students who vant some tips on how to improve their writing vill be velcome at the Student Writing Vorkshop at 6:30 p.m. this Wednesday. "BeVare the Vimpy Verb!" will show how important the verb is to good writing. Learn how to prefer the active voice, how to un-smother strong verbs, and how to sidestep expletives.  (Faculty, you'll receive a list of your students who attend.) This event is also an opportunity to redeem Tip and Treat cards! The Writing Center is in the Clifford Memorial Library Building, entrance facing Koch Center.


* 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

* Faculty - Meet Academic Regalia Representative at Bookstore

UE faculty members who are interested in purchasing their own academic regalia are encouraged to meet with the Oak Hall Cap & Gown representative on Wednesday, Oct. 19 at the UE Bookstore between the hours of noon and 4 p.m.  During this day academic attire will be 20% off the regular price.  The representative can answer all your questions and accurately measure you for all garments.  Please feel free to stop by and ask any questions you may have, their is no obligation to purchase.  If you have any questions before the event please contact the Bookstore.

* 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

* 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.

* 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

* Watch for Writing Tip and Treat Cards on Campus

As part of CelebrateWriting! Week at the Writing Center, "Tip and Treat Cards" are scattered throughout campus. Each card contains a writing tip (from Strunk and White's The Elements of Style). If you find a card, you can redeem it for a treat by bringing it with you to the Student Writing Workshop ("BeVare the Vimpy Verb!") at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday or the Writers Forum featuring author and historian William E. Bartelt at 4:15 p.m. Thursday. Find the card with "BOO" on the back and you'll get a really sweet treat: a copy of Strunk and White's classic book.


* 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


* Alcohol Awareness Week - Did You Know ....

Did you know…
Alcohol use can result in missing class, doing poorly on tests or projects, disciplinary issues, or other problems.
The following statistics show on average, students who drink the most alcohol receive the lowest grades (per
• “A” students average 3.1 per week
• “B” students average 4.4 drinks per week
• “C” students averages 5.6 drinks per week
• “D” and “F” students average 9.5 drinks per week

National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week – October 17-21.

For more information on healthy living, check out UE’s Wellness Website

* 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.


Sympathy to...

* Stephen Standifird and Family

Condolences to Stephen Standifird, the dean of the Schroeder Family School of Business Administration, and his family on the death of his mother.  Services were held Saturday for Ann Standifird, who died Thursday, Oct. 13 at her home in Hanson, Ky.  She is survived by her husband of 51 years, Ike Standifird; children Kathy and husband Keith Baumgart of Evansville, Ind., Stephen and wife Vivian Standifird of Evansville, Ind., and Nancy and husband Paul Gibson of Indianapolis, Ind.; grandchildren Jacki Baumgart, Alan Baumgart, Arielle Gibson, Natasha Gibson and Sorana Standifird; great grandchild Lola Baumgart; brothers Doug Gayhart of Louisville, Ky., and Mark Gayhart of Rockport, Ind., sister Susan Spitz of Evansville, Ind.; and several nieces and nephews

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to The Wounded Warriors Project 4899 Belfort Rd. Suite 300 Jacksonville, FL 32256. Online Condolences may be made at




* Ashley Ring Named MVC Freshman of the Week

University of Evansville freshman hitter Ashley Ring garnered this week’s Missouri Valley Conference Freshman of the Week honors. Ring helped the Purple Aces to a 1-1 week, including the first victory over Wichita State for Evansville since the 2001 season.  She led the squad with 14 blocks while ranking second on the team with 22 kills. 

Ring began the weekend with a 14-kill performance in a win over Wichita State where she also contributed defensively with five blocks. She followed that up with the top defensive performance of her career notching a career-best nine blocks to go along with nine kills against Missouri State.  Her efficiency in both games was shown by her .263 hitting percentage for the weekend, tops amongst the Aces.

The honor is the first weekly award for the UE volleyball team this season.

* Aces Women's Golf Tied For Tenth After 18 Holes At UD Invitational

Sydney Skiles shot a 5-over 77 as the University of Evansville women’s golf team stands in a tie for tenth place at the halfway point of the UD Invitational at the NCR Country Club. Skiles set a scoring pace on the opening nine holes, shooting a 34 while finishing the back nine with a 43 en route to a tie for 8th place with 18 holes remaining.

Alyssa Key carded an 81 on Monday to wrap up the day tied for 26th while Lauren Ellerman put up an 84 to tie for 45th.

Rounding out the UE players were Dana Hayden who tallied a 90 and Cathy Doyle, who notched a 91.

The University of Cincinnati finished the first round with a total of 303 to take a 10-shot lead into Tuesday.  Ashland University is in second place with a 313 while Detroit and IUPUI are tied for third, three strokes behind Ashland.

Andrea Malek of Cincinnati and Lindsey Lammers of Detroit are tied atop the leaderboard, each wrapping up the first round with a 74.  Maya Parsons of Oakland University is a stroke behind the top pair in third place while two golfers are tied for fourth place.

On Tuesday morning, the Aces will wrap up their fall season with the final round of 18 holes.

* Quinn Vilneff Paces UE with a 73

The Purple Aces men’s golf team stands in a tie for fourth place following Monday’s opening round of the UD Invitational at the NCR Country Club. Quinn Vilneff scored a 73 on Monday, just one over par, to lead Evansville.  He enters Tuesday’s final round in a tie for eighth place, just two shots off of the lead.

Michael Sainz finished Monday’s round two shots behind Vilneff in a tie for 16th with a 75.  He was followed by Griffin Wood’s 76 and Andrew Luo’s 77.  Neal Millay checked in with a tally of 84.

Entering the final day of play, the top five teams are just eight strokes apart.  IUPUI holds a one shot lead over Dayton after shooting a 293.  Oakland is in third with a 296 while Akron and UE are tied for fourth with a 301.

Four players are tied for the lead going into the final 18 including; Michael Davan of IUPUI, Michael Oberschmidt and Sean Keating of Dayton along with Charlie Bull of Akron.  Each shot a 71 on Monday.

On Tuesday morning, the Aces will wrap up their fall season with the final round of 18 holes.


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