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Wednesday, October 19, 2011

What's Happening Today

* Mass Tonight in Neu Chapel

Catholic Mass will be celebrated tonight at 9:30 p.m. in Neu Chapel, with Fr. Chris Forler, administrator of St. Bernard Parish in Rockport, Ind., and St. Martin Parish in Chrisney, Ind., as celebrant. Confessions will be heard and the Rosary will be prayed beginning shortly after 9 p.m. Everyone is welcome!

* 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.

* Beth Hennon-Peters to Speak on Animal Cognition Today!

The Cognitive Neuroscience Research Group will be hosting Dr. Beth Hennon-Peters, who will be speaking about animal cognition this week. The meeting is this Wednesday, Oct. 19 from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in Room 5A in Hyde Hall. Everyone is welcome!

* BeVare the Vimpy Verb! Vorkshop Tonight 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.

* 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.

* 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.


Upcoming Events

* International Club: Fall Pumpkin Carving

Halloween is just around the corner, so it’s time to carve pumpkins! Whether you’re an expert or a first timer, this fun and messy autumn activity is open to everyone! Join the International Club and the Global Living and Learning Community this Friday at 5 p.m. in Moore Hall lobby. Pumpkins will be provided.


* IVCF - Investigating God

InterVarsity Christian Fellowship invites everyone to the basement of Neu Chapel (Grabill Lounge) at 8 p.m. this Thursday. Come learn from IVCF staff worker Paul Bertsch how you can start an intensive, thoughtful study of your questions about God with your friends. For more information, please contact Kayla Brenton at

* Mayoral Discussion

The University of Evansville Social Media Club and The Social Media Club of Evansville will host a mayoral discussion on accountability and transparency in the Evansville mayoral office on Monday, Oct.  24. The event will be from 5:30-8 p.m. in Eykamp Hall, Ridgway University Center. Mayoral candidates Lloyd Winnecke and Rick Davis will be discussing their individual positions on these important issues and how social media and technology can play an important role in addressing these issues. The public is invited and urged to submit their own questions for the Q & A portion.

This event will give each candidate an opportunity to discuss what policies, protocols, and accountability measures they intend to support. A transparent mayor’s office has been a focal point and pledge by both candidates. The goal is to bring these issues and challenges to a public forum.

It’s campaign season and this event will take place just two weeks before the Nov. 8 election. We encourage all to attend to hear what each candidate voices about their positions on social media and other technologies as their campaigns come to a close. Be sure to register here ( and submit your question for review here (, to possibly have it asked of the next Mayor of Evansville.


* Laser Tag

This Friday Oct. 21, the Student Activities Board is hosting Haunted Laser Tag!  This is a great event for everyone to enjoy. Bring a large group of friends to Eykamp 251, Ridgway University Center, from 9-11 p.m. There will be adrenaline pumping music, digital scoring, and high tech lighting. This is the real deal, but you will have to see for yourself.  Check out the Facebook Page: UE Student Activities Board for more info!

* 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! 

* 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.



Info You Should Know

* What UEL Can Do 4U: ERIC

If you are looking for research on student behavior, the research habits of college students, or the effects of laptop use in class turn to the ERIC database.  The Educational Resource Information Center is a library database delivered through the EBSCO suite of databases and is sponsored by the Institute of Education Sciences of the U.S. Dept of Education.  ERIC’s focuses on research, information and innovation in Education.  It provides Full-text to more than 300,000 articles and is an invaluable index to more than 1.3 million records.

ERIC's features include:
• Access to a searchable database of Education resources
• Full-text of more than 300,000 articles;
• Research extends from 1966 to the Present;
• Index of more than 1.3 million records,

ERIC is available here.

Contact Kathy Bartelt at or Shane White at with questions or comments.

* Donations of Halloween Items 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 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.

* 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.


* Deadline to Cancel UE Housing Contract Is November 1

The deadline to cancel your UE housing contract for spring semester is 5 p.m. on Nov. 1.

You can cancel your housing contract without penalty for the Spring Semester if you will be: attending Harlaxton or Studying Abroad; having an internship, co-op, or clinical outside of the Evansville area; Moving into a fraternity house; or transferring, withdrawing, or graduating. Requests NOT in these categories are typically NOT granted.  Requests to move off campus to live with friends or move into an apartment are not sufficient reasons to cancel a UE housing contract. Entering into any other housing agreement or lease with a private landlord will have no effect upon the conditions of your contract with UE. Failure to cancel your housing contract by the deadline will result in the loss of your housing deposit and an additional $200 cancellation fee. To cancel your UE housing contract, go to Residence Life on the second floor of the Ridgway University Center.

* 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.

* 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 - Did You Know ....

Did you know…
Signs that a friend’s alcohol use may becoming a problem:
            - Drinks frequently to intoxication, drinks alone, or is beginning to have health problems related to alcohol
            - Alcohol has become “too important.”  Their academics, job performance, or relationships with friends are suffering, and they don’t recognize it is happening
            - Relies on a drink to get the day going, to relax, or to deal with stress
            - Suffers memory loss or gets violent or angry when drinking.  Personality may also change for the worse, harming friendships and romantic relationships
            - Drives under the influence or does other high-risk stunts when drinking, possibly endangering him/herself and others in the process
            - Consistently in trouble with campus or community authorities for alcohol-related incidents

National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week – October 17-21.

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




* Pi Gamma Mu Induction

Pi Gamma Mu, International Honor Society in the Social Sciences, initiated 11 members into the Indiana Alpha Chapter on Oct. 16.  Founded in 1924, Pi Gamma Mu is the oldest honor society in the social sciences.  The Indiana Alpha Chapter at UE was chartered in 1929, and was the first in the state of Indiana.  Our newest class of inductees are:

Megan Anderson
Matthew Cameron
Christy Daniels
Antoinette Fafara
Kevin Jones
Danielle Kegley
KaMan Law
Emily Mella
Jenna Rice
Caitlin Smith
Jennifer Stahlhut

Shown in the photo - from left to right - (front row) KaMan Law, Rachel Lawrence, Jenna Rice, Antoinette Fafara, and Megan Anderson; and (back row) Dr. Mari Plikuhn, Kevin Connor,  Kelsey Shantz, Caitlin Smith, and Kevin Jones.



* UE Men's Soccer Seeks Conference Win At UCA Wednesday

With both squads in search of their first Missouri Valley Conference victory of the season, the University of Evansville men’s soccer team travels to take on Central Arkansas Wednesday afternoon at 3 p.m. in Conway, Arkansas.The Aces’ trip to Central Arkansas marks the last road game before returning home Saturday for the first of four straight home matches. UE will face Butler at 7 p.m. Saturday, and then will host Indiana on Oct., 26, Bradley on Oct. 29. and Western Illinois on Nov. 1. The Aces end the regular season on the road at Creighton on Nov. 5.

* Skiles Leads UE Women's Golf In Final Fall Tournament

Sophomore Sydney Skiles tied for 14th place as the Purple Aces women’s golf team wrapped up its fall season at the UD Invitational.

Skiles wrapped up play on Tuesday with an 80 to finish the tournament with a 157.  Her round on Tuesday was the top of the day for Evansville.  Finishing eight strokes behind Skiles was senior Alyssa Key.  Key recorded rounds of 81 and 84 to finish in a tie for 42nd with a 165.

Lauren Ellerman carded identical scores of 84 in the two rounds of the invitational to finish in a tie for 51st while Cathy Doyla and Dana Hayden finished with scores of 174 and 178, respectively.  Competing as a single, freshman Kelly Lamarche tallied a 178.

Cincinnati extended its lead in winning the team championship.  The Bearcats improved on their opening round score by a stroke, wrapping up Tuesday’s final round with a 302.  They notched a 605 over the two rounds, 15 strokes ahead of IUPUI’s 620.  Oakland finished in third place with a 624 while Detroit followed in fourth with a 629.  The Aces finished in 11th place, just a shot behind Robert Morris.

Lindsey Lammers of Detroit was the individual winner, defeating Olivia Rose of Cincinnati in a playoff.  Each finished with a 147 as Dose overcame a two-stroke deficit on the final day.  Finishing third was Jordan Woods from IUPUI, who notched a 149.

* Sainz Pushes UE Golf To Fourth At UD Invitational

Senior Michael Sainz shot a 2-under 70 to help the University of Evansville men’s golf team to a fourth place finish at the UD Invitational.

Sainz improved by five strokes from his opening day score of 75 to finish in a tie for fifth place with a 145.  Quinn Vilneff notched the first top ten finish of his UE career, recording a 146 to tie for eighth place.

Griffin Wood improved by four strokes from his tally of 76 on Monday, scoring an even par on Tuesday.  Wood tied for 13th place.  Andrew Luo finished with a 154 while Neal Millay wrapped up the invitational with a 165.  Shooting as singles, Parker Hensley tied for 42nd place with a two-round total of 155 while Sam Cobb carded a 166.

IUPUI won the team championship, beating Dayton in a playoff.  Each finished the two-round event with a 585.  Taking third was Ohio University, five strokes behind with a 590 while Evansville checked in with a 593.

Michael Davan of the Jaguars took medalist honors by four strokes over a pair of players who tied for second.  After shooting a 71 on Monday, Davan shot the top round of the tournament on Tuesday, recording a 4-under 68 to wrap up play with a 139.

Evansville will finish its fall season next week at the SIU Edwardsville Invitational, which is set for Oct. 24 and 25.

* UE Women's Soccer Travels North To Indiana State Wednesday

For a midweek Missouri Valley Conference match, the University of Evansville women’s soccer team travels to in-state rival, Indiana State, Wednesday for a 6 p.m. contest. Both squads are in search of their first Valley victory of the fall. The match marks ISU's Pink Night at Memorial Stadium, in collaboration with the Wabash Valley's Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure Foundation. Fans who wear pink will receive free admission.

Then, on Thursday, Oct. 27, a year and three months after surviving a fatal car accident, Abby Guerra will be reunited with her Evansville family when the Aces take on Missouri State in the last match of the regular season.

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 make her first journey back to Evansville since the incident.


* Evansville SAAC to Hold Halloween Fundraiser

On Sunday, Oct. 23, the University of Evansville student-athlete advisory committee will hold its Purple Aces Little Monster Mash fundraising event at the Carson Center.

Scheduled to take place from 2-5 p.m., the children’s event will give them the opportunity to play games including soccer and basketball with student-athletes, watch a movie, make a craft and enjoy some Halloween treats.

Attendees are encouraged to dress in costume if they choose.  Admission is $10 per child and the funds raised will go to the SAAC.   The event will take place inside the gym at the Carson Center on the UE campus.

For more information or to register, please contact Nicole at 317-518-6882 or Jackie at 812-604-4279.

* Aces Hoopfest Set For Thursday

The University of Evansville will once again hold its annual Hoopfest to open up the 2011-12 basketball season. Set for Thursday, Oct. 20, the doors open at 6 p.m. with the event starting at 7 p.m. at the Ford Center.  Members of the men’s and women’s hoops teams will participate in what will be Aces’ fans first opportunity to check out this year’s teams.

Admission to Hoopfest is free and the first 1,000 fans to arrive will receive a free Aces Hoopfest t-shirt courtesy of Heritage Federal Credit Union.  Special food prices will be on tap as soft drinks, hot dogs and popcorn will be available for just $1 each.

Features of the event include; player introductions, a 3-point challenge, intra-squad scrimmages a slam dunk contest and player autographs following the festivities.

Season tickets and 5-packs are still on sale at, by calling the ticket office  at 488-ACES or by visiting the ticket office located in the Carson Center on the UE campus.


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