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Wednesday, September 20, 2017

* Fall 2017 Open Forums

President Kazee has been hosting open forums to update the campus community on Fall 2017 enrollment, the current fiscal situation, and strategies under consideration to address this year’s budget deficit. Open forums will be moderated by President Kazee with members of the President’s Cabinet in attendance to present and/or answer questions specific to their areas. The sessions have been scheduled to provide an opportunity for all faculty, staff, and administrators to attend.

The next session is planned for Wednesday, September 27: 3:00-4:00 pm, Eykamp Hall, Room 251, Ridgway University Center.

What's Happening Today

* Fireside Chat tonight in Grabill Lounge

The campus community is invited to attend this week's Fireside Chat in Grabill Lounge tonight at 7:30 pm. We will be discussing how the Apostle Paul used his privilege as a Roman citizen to his advantage and how his story relates to our lives today. Join us for what is sure to be an exciting time of discussion and reflection. Refreshments will be served. All are welcome!

Submitted by Keith Turner kt160@evansville.edu

* I-House: Greece!

Please join us for I-House: Greece, tonight at 7:00 p.m., upstairs in Ridgway University Center. We hope you can make it!

Submitted by Alexis Whitacre aw339@evansville.edu

* Phi Mus in Paradise - continuous open bidding event

Interested in joining a sorority? Phi Mu will be hosting an informal recruitment event in the Phi Mu suite today - Wednesday, September 20 - from 6:00-7:00 p.m. The theme for this event will be Phi Mus in Paradise. This is a great time for you to meet our sisters, have a good time, and to see what our Phi Mu sisterhood is all about.

If you have any questions or unable to make the event but are still interested to the informal recruitment process, please contact Katelyn Hedinger at kh327@evansville.edu.

Submitted by Katelyn Hedinger kh327@evansville.edu

* Dinner and Discussion today with Fr. Godfrey

The Newman Center welcomes Fr. Godfrey Mullens today at 5:00 p.m. for his talk "Paths to Holiness." All are welcome and dinner will be provided.

Submitted by Gabrielle VanBuskirk gv19@evansville.edu

Upcoming Events

* Employees - UE Gives Back On Campus

UE Gives Back on Campus will take place Friday, October 27 (rain date: Monday, October 30).

Please consider volunteering to help make our beautiful campus even better. Last year’s successful event, volunteers helped paint parking lots, did work in UE’s community gardens, and helped clean up in the Native Plant Garden. Stay tuned for more information about this great event! This event is intended for employees only.

* Sign up today for this weekend's Marengo Cave trip!

Venturing Crew is going to Marengo Cave this weekend! Sign-ups for the event and to become a member of Venturing Crew will be today - Wednesday, September 20 - from 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. and 5:00-7:00 p.m. on the first floor of Ridgway University Center. If you have any questions, email venturing@evansville.edu.

Submitted by Sydney Winstead sw228@evansville.edu 

* Hoopfest to take place on October 25

The annual Hoopfest event presented by Heritage Federal Credit Union, which serves as the kickoff of basketball season at the University of Evansville, will take place on Wednesday, October 25.

Meeks Family Fieldhouse on the UE campus will be the site of the 2017 event in conjunction with the inaugural season inside the renovated facility. It will return to the Ford Center in 2018.  Doors will open at 6:00 p.m. with the festivities set to begin at 7:00 p.m.

Limited seating is available inside the fieldhouse and seating for this event will be first come, first serve general admission. Season ticket holders for the 2017-18 season will have the first opportunity to reserve their seats at the free event. They can request a number of tickets for Hoopfest that are equal or less than the number of seats they have season tickets for at the Ford Center. A link will be sent out to season ticket holders via email this week to register.

Season ticket holders have until Friday, October 6 to reserve their seats online before the leftover seats will be distributed to the general public on a first come, first serve basis. They can also reserve their seats by calling 812-488-4073 or by visiting the Carson Center ticket office.

Hoopfest will be your first chance to see the Purple Aces Men’s and Women’s Basketball team in action. It consists of intra-squad scrimmages for each team as well as special contests between players and selected fans. It is also the first chance for season ticket holders to pick up their ticket boxes for the 2017-18 season.

Following the festivities, autograph sessions will take place for both teams. T-shirts will be given out at the event, which is sponsored by Heritage Federal Credit Union.

* Volunteer opportunity Thursday at Seton Harvest

This Thursday, September 21, ALL students are invited to volunteer with Seton Harvest. The event runs from 5:30-7:00 pm. Volunteers can meet at the Newman Center at 5:10 p.m. to carpool.

For any questions, contact Olivia at ov4@evansville.edu.

* BiSci Club meeting is today

BiSci Club will be holding its second meeting today - Monday, September 25 - at 5:00 p.m. in Koch Center 101. All majors are welcome to come and participate! 

* #readingseries is back today

Please join the folks in creative writing today - Friday, September 22 - at 4:00 p.m. in the back room of The Slice for the fall semester’s first reading in our student series.

The #readingseries was designed to create a greater sense of community not only among the creative writers on campus, but with students across departments, so please: come one, come all! Faculty are welcome, too!

This reading will feature creative work by students Victoria Martin, Caitlin Kaleri, and Elizabeth Niedbala. The reading will start promptly at 4:00 p.m. (and be over by 5:00 p.m.), so if you’re looking to enjoy some delicious pizza while you’re there, please arrive early as The Slice can be charmingly slow. And as a reminder: it’s a cash-only establishment.

Hope to see you all there!

Submitted by Lisa Nikolidakis ln43@evansville.edu 

* Fantastic Fall Healthy Behavior Challenge

Earn HRA credits! Sign up today for the Fall Healthy Behavior Challenge by emailing ac375@evansville.edu. Challenge begins September 24 and ends November 18.

Submitted by Ashley Chipps ac375@evansville.edu

* Graduate School Fair today!

A Graduate School Fair is planned for today - Tuesday, September 26 - 1:00-3:00 p.m. in Ridgway University Center. Schools that have registered for the event include:

  • Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary
  • Indiana University School of Law
  • Indiana University School of Social Work
  • Indiana University-Purdue University Columbus,
  • MBA program & MA in Mental Health Counseling
  • IU Lilly Family School of Philanthropy
  • Kelley School of Business Graduate Accounting
  • Manchester University
  • Palmer College of Chiropractic
  • Southern Illinois University
  • SUNY Binghampton School of Engineering & Applied Science
  • University of Evansville College of Education and Health Sciences
  • University of Indianapolis, MBA program
  • University of Kentucky
  • University of Southern Indiana
  • Valparaiso University Law School
  • Western Kentucky University

Stop by on September 26 from1:00-3:00 p.m. and meet with representatives from these schools! 

Submitted by Alison Morris-McDonald am268@evansville.edu

* Brain Olympics is this week!

AXONs will present its first annual Brain Olympics on September 22 from 7:00-9:00 pm on the Morton/Neu Chapel lawn. Participation is free and open to all UE students and their families. Come participate with your team in this event that tests your skills. Sign up for the event in Koch Center for Engineering and Science from noon-2:00 p.m. and in Ridgway University Center from 5:00-7:00 p.m. on September 20 and 21.

Submitted by Maegen Kincanon mk266@evansville.edu

* Catholic Mass this Sunday at 9 a.m. in Neu Chapel

UE welcomes Fr. Godfrey Mullen this Sunday for the Parents Weekend Mass at 9:00 a.m. in Neu Chapel. Everyone is welcome!

Submitted by Gabrielle VanBuskirk gv19@evansville.edu

* Students: The United Way Coin War begins soon!

Students will have noticed the Coin Wars buckets in their residence halls and a strategically located table in Ridgway University Center. Take part in this friendly competition between residence halls.

The competition begins on September 25 and ends on September 29. Get your change ready!

How to Play
Put coins in your hall's bucket:
• Pennies = +1 point (Put these in your hall’s bucket)
• Silver coins = -1 point (Put these in other halls’ buckets)
The residence hall with the most points on September 29 is the winner!

Prizes
• Pizza party with President Kazee.
• Eternal glory all across campus.

All proceeds will be donated to the United Way of Southwestern Indiana as part of UE’s United Way Campaign. United Way serves the community by funding programs focusing on education, income, and health.

* Volunteer Fair tomorrow in Eykamp Hall!

Join us for the Volunteer Fair tomorrow, Thursday, September 21, from 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m., in Eykamp Hall, Ridgway University Center. Make connections with nonprofits and agencies from across the Evansville community and find out where you can make an impact. This is a perfect opportunity to make connections for any required hours or on behalf of your student organization. All students, faculty, and staff are welcome to attend.

Submitted by Jackie Luedtke jl295@evansville.edu

* Robert Griffith to speak at Coffee Hour on Oct. 26

Robert Griffith, chair of the creative writing program at UE, will be the speaker for the Coffee Hour Lecture on Thursday, October 26, 4:00 p.m., in the Vectren Lecture Hall (Room 100), Koch Center for Engineering and Science. These lectures are free and open to the public.

His most recent book is The Devil in the Milk. Griffith’s book, The Moon from Every Window, was nominated for the 2013 Poets’ Prize, and his book A Matinee in Plato's Cave won the 2009 Best Book of Indiana Award. His work has appeared in PN Review, Poetry, The North American Review, Poems & Plays, The Oxford American, and other publications. He is editor of the journal Measure and director of the University of Evansville Press.

Other lectures in the series include:

Senior Reading
4:00 p.m.
Wednesday, April 11

Eykamp Hall, Room 252, Ridgway University Center
Graduating creative writing majors read their poetry and prose.

For more information, call 812-488-2963.

Changemaker Corner

* Changing for our health

Did you know that in the fall of 2014, four senior nursing students traveled to China to research how Chinese college students feel about tobacco-free campus initiatives? Their work provided an international perspective for a proposed tobacco-free plan for the University of Evansville, which was successfully implemented on campus.

Submitted by Geoff Edwards ge21@evansville.edu 

Info You Should Know

* Men's Basketball student manager needed (paid position)

Men's Basketball is looking for a manager to help with practice, games, and behind the scene duties. It is now a paid work study position with up to 20 hours per week. This job is for the fall and spring semesters! Please contact Chad Harmon at ch121@evansville.edu to inquire.

Submitted by Chad Harmon ch121@evansville.edu

* Aces wrap up second tournament of the fall

In the third and final round of the Ball State Cardinal Classic, Maria Pickens and Madison Chaney notched the low scores of the day for the University of Evansville Women’s Golf team at The Players Club in Yorktown, Indiana.

Pickens and Chaney each registered rounds of 80 to improve in the individual standings. Pickens completed the tournament with a 242, tying for 88th, while Chaney’s round saw her wrap up the event with a 250.

Sophia Rohleder led the way for the Purple Aces. A final-round score of 83 saw the freshman card a 240 in three rounds of play, tying for 84th place. Pickens followed her with a 242 while Minka Gill was third on the squad. Gill posted an 87 on Tuesday to total 246 strokes for the tourney. She took 93rd.

Chaney was fourth for UE while Giulia Mallmann completed the contingent for UE, totaling a 268 in the tournament. As a team, Evansville finished in 19th place with a 977.

Top team honors went to the University of Indianapolis. A total of 863 shots saw them defeat Bradley by 13 strokes. Akron took third with an 883.

Jacinta Pikunas of the Zips was the medalist. She tied for the low round of the day – a 72 – to wrap up the 3-round tournament with a 210. She finished six ahead of her nearest competition.

A trip to the Butler Invitational is next up for the Aces. Set for October 2-3, the tournament is at Highland Country Club in Indianapolis.

* Correction - Catholic Mass in Memorial Plaza on Oct. 26

Earlier this week, it was announced that Mass would be held in Memorial Plaza this Thursday evening. This outdoor Mass will actually occur on Thursday, October 26. 

MARK YOUR CALENDARS!
Outdoor Mass
Thursday, October 26
8:00 p.m.
Memorial Plaza
In case of rain, Mass will be held at the Newman Center. 

All are welcome - for questions, contact Jenny at je46@evansville.edu.

* Rohleder and Gill shoot low scores for UE women

A pair of freshmen were the top performers for the University of Evansville women’s golf team in the opening day of the Ball State Cardinal Classic at The Players Club in Yorktown, Ind.

Sophia Rohleder was the low shooter of the day for the Purple Aces.  Her rounds finished at a 77 and 80 as she is tied for 70th with a 157.  Fellow freshman Minka Gill was just behind.  Rounds of 79 and 80 saw her check in with a 159, ranking in a tie for 79th.

Third for the Aces was Maria Pickens.  After carding a 79 in the first 18, Pickens notched an 83 to finish the day with a 162.  Madison Chaney and Giulia Mallmann rounded out the team.  Chaney posted an 83 to start the day before registering an 87 in round two.  She completed the day with a 170.  Mallmann wrapped up the day with rounds of 87 and 86. The University of Indianapolis leads the team standings.  Through two rounds, they stand at 569 strokes.  They are seven ahead of Bradley and 11 in front of Toledo.

Akron’s Jacinta Pikunas leads the individuals.  After shooting a tournament-low 66 in the first round, she recorded a 72 in the second to stand with a 138.  She is three ahead of second place.

On Tuesday, the final round of 18 will complete the event.

* Group from Harlaxton featured in photo in The Telegraph

Harlaxton British studies professor Amber Pouliot, members of her Brontë class (English 348), and other Harlaxton students and visiting faculty were recently photographed by The Telegraph while visiting the home of the Brontes (now a café called Emily’s). The article and accompanying photograph are featured in a current article in The Telegraph.

* Student planners on sale

The UE Bookstore has a limited number of 2017-18 Student Planners still left for sale. They are being offered at $2 off the regular price of $7.95 - for a total of $5.95. The planners go through July 30, 2018 and have a lot of useful information in them. Get them while they last.

Submitted by Doug Gustwiller dg57@evansville.edu

* Calling faculty to lead short-term programs abroad!

The Office of Study Abroad has worked to simplify the process of proposing faculty led programs in the hopes of receiving an increased number of ideas, destinations, and new opportunities for our students. Our new application does not ask you to make any arrangements or budgets, but to tell us your ideas for the program so that we can then assist with these details. We will review all proposals and those that are accepted will receive assistance from the office to make budgets, program materials, marketing, and reservations for the program.

The call is for the 2018 academic year (for any program occurring in fall 2018, spring 2019, or summer 2019.) This includes programming in the summer, spring break, tied to semester courses, or any other possible options for travel. It is imperative that we plan early so our students will get excited, plan their academic schedules, and save money for their study abroad experiences with you!

Please find the application here: https://www.evansville.edu/studyabroad/downloads/FacultyLedProposal2018.pdf.

We are accepting applications through November 1.

We hope our new process and straightforward and easy. Please let us know if you have any questions, concerns, or if you would just like to talk through an idea for a program. We appreciate your willingness to think ahead and to get these proposals in at a busy time of the year.

If you have any questions, please contact Amara Stuehling at as760@evansville.edu

Submitted by Greta Becker gb91@evansville.edu

* UE Webelos Engineering Day Set for October 28

The University of Evansville’s College of Engineering and Computer Science 2017 Webelos Engineering Pin Day is planned for Saturday, October 28, in the Koch Center for Engineering and Science. Registration will begin at 7:30 a.m. The event will be from 8:00-11:15 a.m.

Activities include a workshop with activity stations that will provide some of the experience required for a Webelos Scout to qualify for an engineering pin. Participants will be divided into four groups. Each group will have at least one host who will guide them through the station rotation. The participation fee is $6 per Webelos Scout, with registration limited to 200 scouts. Registrations will be taken until the event is full or until October 19, whichever comes first.

For further information, contact Kimberly Higgins, assistant to the dean, UE College of Engineering and Computer Science, at kh209@evansville.edu or 812-488-2651.

Submitted by Kimberly Higgins kh209@evansville.edu

* UExplore engineering program

The University of Evansville College of Engineering and Computer Science is offering a UExplore engineering program for high school students. The program is designed to give participants a better understanding of the fields of civil, mechanical, electrical, and computer engineering and computer science through activities, hands-on projects, and tours of local industry.

The sessions in the program are October 16, November 6, November 27, January 22, February 19, March 12, April 2, and April 23. All sessions will be from 6:00-7:00 p.m. in Room 100 in the Koch Center for Engineering and Science on UE’s campus.

James Allen, UE associate professor of mechanical and civil engineering, is the advisor for the program. A registered professional engineer in the states of Indiana and Ohio, Allen has extensive work experience in industry. Allen will be assisted with the program by UE engineering students.

The registration fee for the program is $50. Register online at www.evansville.edu/uexploreengineering or contact Kimberly Higgins for more information at 812-488-2661 or kh209@evansville.edu.

Submitted by Kimberly Higgins kh209@evansville.edu

* New UE Magazine available

The Fall 2017 issue of the UE Magazine highlighting the fine arts at UE is out! Each department will receive five copies through campus mail. If employees would like a copy and didn't receive one, please contact the Office of Alumni and Parent Relations at alumni@evansville.edu.

Submitted by Sylvia DeVault sy5@evansville.edu

* Rent to purchase option available at UE Bookstore

Those students who rented books in the UE Bookstore for the fall term still have the option to purchase them if so desired. If you'd to purchase your rental book the UE Bookstore will apply your rental fee to the purchase price of the textbook. This must be done by September 30. If you have any questions please contact the UE Bookstore.

Submitted by Doug Gustwiller dg57@evansville.edu

* Lambda Chi Alpha's Watermelon Bust is Friday

The date of the Lambda Chi Alpha’s Annual Watermelon Bust Philanthropy is being moved from this Friday, September 15 to Friday, September 22. They apologize for this inconvenience and hope to see everyone next Friday. Sign-ups will continue all next week, so please come by their table in Ridgway University Center.

Submitted by Samuel Wells sw247@evansville.edu

* 2017 Webelos Engineering Pin Day

The College of Engineering and Computer Science will host Webelos Engineering Pin Day on Saturday, October 28. Workshops with activity stations will provide some of the experience required for a Webelos Scout to qualify for an engineering pin. Registration is limited to 200 scouts. Registrations will be taken until the event is full or October 19.

Registration details are available at https://www.evansville.edu/schools/downloads/WebelosEngineeringPinDay2017.pdf.

For further information, contact Kimberly Higgins at kh209@evansville.edu or 812-488-2651.

Submitted by Kimberly Higgins kh209@evansville.edu

* UExplore engineering program

The College of Engineering and Computer Science is offering a UExplore engineering program for high school students. The program is designed to give participants a better understanding of the fields of civil, mechanical, electrical, and computer engineering and computer science through activities, hands-on projects, and tours of local industry.

The sessions in the program are October 16, November 6, November 27, January 22, February 19, March 12, April 2, and April 23. All sessions will be from 6:00-7:00 p.m. in Room 100 in the Koch Center for Engineering and Science on UE’s campus.

James Allen, UE associate professor of mechanical and civil engineering, is the advisor for the program. A registered professional engineer in the states of Indiana and Ohio, Allen has extensive work experience in industry. Allen will be assisted with the program by UE engineering students.

The registration fee for the program is $50. Register online at www.evansville.edu/uexploreengineering or contact Kimberly Higgins for more information at 812-488-2661 or kh209@evansville.edu.

Congratulations

* Professor Katie Mullins has story picked up at Iron Horse

Assistant professor of creative writing Katie Mullins' story "Bring Eliza Home" was recently selected for publication by Iron Horse Literary Review. The story will be out for Christmas, and is based on a true story out of Evansville.

* Sari Baum receives 2017 Gumbert Award in Creative Writing

The Department of Creative Writing is proud to announce that senior Sari Baum is this year’s recipient of the Gumbert Award in Creative Writing. The award was established at the University of Evansville to “recognize outstanding artistic excellence or achievement” in the arts. It is based on merit alone, and the Department of Creative Writing as a whole chooses each year’s winner. This process of nominating recipients - based on the quality of their creative work itself - means that her writing has made a strong impression on her professors. Congratulations, Sari!

In her sophomore year, Sari placed first in The Virginia Lowell Grabill Awards for Creative Nonfiction, and in 2016 she was named runner-up of the prestigious Norton Writer’s Prize for her essay Bánat is Hungarian for Grief. Sari is one of the editors in chief of The Evansville Review, and after graduation she hopes to continue her studies in graduate school.

* Dallinger serves as clinician at MTSA

UE violin professor Carol Dallinger was in Nashville last week serving as guest clinician at the 10th Annual Violin Workshop of the Middle Tennessee Suzuki Association.

Sympathy to...

* Mary Lombardo-Graves and family

Condolences to Mary Lombardo-Graves, assistant professor of education, for the passing of her beloved mother, Mary Lou McCan, on Friday night.

Submitted by Amy McBride am85@evansville.edu

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