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Thursday, October 20, 2011

What's Happening Today

* Bible Study Tonight

Adventist Campus Ministries will be having Bible study on Thursday night from 7-8 pm in Room 153 (Eades Music Room) in the McCurdy Wing of the Schroeder Family School of Business Administration Building. The topic of study will again be Creation vs. Evolution. Everyone is welcome to attend. For more information contact: Guy Goodness at gg57@evansville.edu or Chris French at cf104@evansville.edu for more details.
 

* Faculty Scholarship Display and Reception

UE Libraries are honoring faculty scholars! Currently on display are creative works and research created during the 2010-11 year. The display will run until Oct. 31. A reception to honor the faculty scholars will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 25 at 3 p.m. in the J. Henry Schroeder Boardroom in the Library. Stop by the Library to see what your colleagues have been up to.

* Lincoln Author William E. Bartelt at the Writing Center Today

If you are interested in Abraham Lincoln, in research, or in the process of getting your work published, come to the Writers Forum at 4:15 p.m. today,Thursday, Oct. 20, in the Writing Center (Clifford Memorial Library Building) to visit with local writer, historian, and Lincoln authority William E. Bartelt. Bartelt's book There I Grew Up: Remembering Abraham Lincoln's Indiana Youth is the definitive work on Lincoln's life in Southern Indiana. The Forum is open to the UE community and friends. Don't miss this opportunity!

 

Upcoming Events

* Flowers on the Lake on Thursday, October 27

Women's Awareness will be hosting the third annual Domestic Violence Awareness event, Flowers on the Lake on Thursday, Oct. 27 at 5:30 p.m.  This silent march down Lincoln Avenue will start outside of the Koch Center and end at the State Hospital where there will be a ceremony which will include a statement from a domestic violence victim.  If you have any questions about this event, please contact Laura Epperson at le39@evansville.edu

* Almost, Maine Talkback

Please join the Honors Program and Department of Theatre for an interesting discussion with the production team of the recent production of Almost, Maine.  The talkback will be at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 24 in Room 103, Hyde Hall.  It is worth .5 honors points, but you don't have to be a part of the honors program to attend.  Hope to see you there!

* Harlaxton Oral History Presentation October 27

An Oral History of Harlaxton College will be presented on Thursday, Oct. 27, at 4:30 p.m. in Harkness Hall (Room 162), Schroeder Family School of Business Administration Building. In addition to their studies and travels while at Harlaxton during Spring Semester 2011, Hilary Waltz (a junior history and art history double major) and Michael Koletsos (a senior archaeology and classical studies double major) conducted 12 interviews with some of Harlaxton's founders, supporters and early students.  They will share a summary of their work next Thursday. The presentation is open to the public and friends of Harlaxton are encouraged to attend. 

* 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.

 

* 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 (http://www.eventbrite.com/event/2308089558/eivtefrnd) and submit your question for review here (http://smcevansville.org/question-evansville-mayor/), 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 www.uealumnionline.com/twice2011.

For more information, contact Kristy King at 812-480-1588 or kristy.king@alcoa.com.

* 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! 

Info You Should Know

* Admissions Reserving Spaces on Front Oval on Friday

On Friday, Oct. 21, the Office of Admission will be hosting nearly 40 visitors from as close as Indiana and as far away as Colorado.  In order to make their visit as easy as possible, the office has reserved 20 parking spots on the front oval.  These parking spaces will be identified with Open House Parking signs.  Visitors will be informed to look for these spaces when they arrive on campus.  Please help admissions by keeping these spots available!

* Cultural Engagement I-Pals Applications

Students are welcome to apply for the I-Pals Program. This program is set in place to foster friendship by matching International students with American students.  Applications for I-Pals Program are available in the Office of Cultural Engagement and International Services in Ridgway University Center, Room 220, at the back of the Student Life Center. Please contact Emily Fiedler at ef31@evansville.edu  with any questions.

* 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 kb4@evansville.edu or Shane White at sw69@evansville.edu with questions or comments.
 

* 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 csi@evansville.edu

 

* Alcohol Awareness Week - Did You Know ...

Want to learn about the risks of drinking?
            Visit www.whostherealu.com to take the confidential e-CHUG assessment!
National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week – October 17-21.

For more information on healthy living, check out UE’s Wellness Website  www.wellness.evansville.edu

* 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:

Thanksgiving:
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.
 

Congratulations

* Evansville Bach Singers and Orchestra Premier Performance Set for Saturday

On Saturday, Oct. 22 at 7 p.m. the newly formed Evansville Bach Singers and Orchestra will make their premier performance in J. S. Bach’s Cantata 80, Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott.  The Bach Singers’ founder and conductor, UE Associate Professor of Music Dennis Malfatti, will lead an exploratory demonstration, revealing the many ways Bach uses musical techniques to reveal the underlying meanings in Luther’s hymn.  This will be followed by a complete performance of the Cantata.  Of special note, the orchestra, comprised of baroque specialists from Bloomington and Indianapolis, will be playing on period instruments, designed to the specifications of Bach’s time.  The event will take place at Eastminster Presbyterian Church (5501 Washington Avenue) in Evansville, Ind., and is free and open to the public.

* 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.

Athletics

* UE Men's Soccer Tallies First Draw, 0-0, At Central Arkansas

Despite combining for 24 shots in Wednesday evening’s contest, neither squad found the back of the net, as the University of Evansville men’s soccer team recorded its first draw of the season at Missouri Valley Conference opponent Central Arkansas. With the tie, the Purple Aces now own a 5-6-1 overall record and 0-3-1 mark in the MVC, while the Bears are 1-7-4 on the season and 0-1-2 in the Valley.

The Aces came out strong to start the match, firing eight shots, including four on net. However, goalkeeper Patxi Shortsleeve stopped them all, and from there the contest became a midfield battle.

Evansville held a 14-10 shot advantage and 5-2 shot on goal edge in the game, led by junior Jesse Sharp’s four shots, including one on goal. Senior Tad Kreamalmeyer took two shots on goal, while freshmen Nick Schroeder and Charlie Macias each had one.

In net, freshman Eric Teppen recorded two saves and the shutout, playing all 110:00 minutes of the double overtime match.

The Aces return home for four straight contests, hosting Butler first Saturday at 7 p.m.
 

* UE Women's Soccer Edged, 1-0, At Indiana State

In the last road match of the regular season, the University of Evansville women’s soccer team slipped, 1-0, to the hosting Indiana State Sycamores Wednesday night. With the loss, the Purple Aces fall to 1-11-4 overall and 0-4 in the Missouri Valley Conference, while Indiana State improves to 4-12 and 1-4 in the Valley.

The Sycamores recorded the lone of goal of the game in the 34th minute of play, scored by Jessica Rosenberg.
Freshman Taylor Brand and sophomore Stephanie Thompson led the Aces with two shots apiece, while juniors Daniel Langness and Kasey Cartwright each had one shot on goal.

Junior goalkeeper Chaviel Harrison recorded four saves in net, playing all 90:00 minutes.

The Aces return home for the final two matches of the regular season, hosting Drake Sunday at 1 p.m. at Arad McCutchan Stadium and Missouri State next Thursday at 7 p.m.
 

* 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.
 

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