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Thursday, November 2, 2017

What's Happening Today

* Recycling 101 - today

A recycling talk will be presented by the Philosophy 316 Action group in Koch Room 100 in the Koch Center for Engineering and Science at 7:00 p.m. today. The talk will cover the dos and don’ts of recycling and why YOU should recycle.

Submitted by Samantha Morgan


Upcoming Events

* Road matches at UNI and Drake next up for volleyball

A trip to Iowa is on tap for the University of Evansville volleyball team this weekend as the Purple Aces head to Cedar Falls to face UNI on Friday before going to Des Moines on Saturday to take on Drake. Both matches are on The Valley on ESPN3.

UE is coming off of a strong weekend of play inside Meeks Family Fieldhouse. On Friday, the Aces gave Missouri State all it could handle before rebounding on Saturday for a 3-0 win over Southern Illinois.

Reigning MVC Freshman of the Week Cassie Brooks was on fire last weekend as she posted an unbelievable 6.83 digs per set in leading the Purple Aces to a 3-0 win over Southern Illinois and a great effort against Missouri State on Friday. The first match of the weekend against MSU saw Brooks notch 21 digs against the undefeated Bears before notching 20 versus SIU. Over the last seven matches, Brooks has averaged 5.18 digs per set.  She has accumulated at least 11 digs in 22 out of 24 matches this year with her high of 29 coming in the opener against Chicago State. Her 27 digs also played a pivotal role in a 3-2 win over Western Illinois in the first weekend of play as she earned a spot on the All-Tournament Team. Brooks’ play has seen the Aces improve from 12.73 digs/game in 2016 to 15.87 per frame in 2017.

Cathy Schreiber hit an unreal .409 in two matches for the Purple Aces over the weekend. She had 24 kills in 44 attempts with just six errors while notching 4.00 kills per set. Schreiber’s season hitting mark of .293 ranks eighth in the MVC. She has had double figure kills in five of the last six matches while hitting .300 or higher on ten occasions. She has hit at least .333 in the last three contests for the Aces.

The Purple Aces earned a 3-0 victory over Southern Illinois on Saturday inside Meeks Family Fieldhouse. It was the first MVC sweep for UE since earning a 3-0 win over Bradley on October 3, 2014.

UNI enters Friday’s match with a 21-6 mark while going 10-2 in league play. Last weekend, UNI earned a 3-0 win at Bradley after falling at Illinois State in five sets on Friday. Piper Thomas is the most accurate hitter in the MVC, checking in at .355 while ranking third with 3.93 kills per game. Heather Hook sits atop the conference rankings in assists with 11.65/set.

Drake has also enjoyed a great season as they start the weekend with a 21-6 record while winning 10 of their 13 league matches. They have won three in a row including road triumphs against the Braves and Redbirds last weekend. Kyla Inderski and Cathryn Cheek pace the Bulldogs with 3.31 and 3.12 kills per game, respectively.

* UE employees invited to Emeriti retirement health care workshops

UE employees are invited to attend one of the informational workshops presented by Emeriti Retirement Health Solutions on Tuesday, November 14 in Eykamp Hall, room 263, Ridgway University Center.

The workshops are scheduled for:
• 10:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m.: This session is for active employees considering retirement
• 11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.: This is primarily geared to those already retired or close to retirement

The Emeriti program provides important benefits such as:
• A tax-advantaged way for you to invest and accumulate assets for your future retiree medical expenses.
• A retiree health insurance program for you and your eligible dependents that builds on the foundation of Medicare.
• A tax-free way for you to pay for other qualified out-of-pocket medical expenses in retirement.

A representative from Emeriti and Aetna health insurance will be on campus to provide information about Emeriti and what you need to do to take full advantage of the program. The meetings will cover such topics as why you need to save for retiree health care, the unique tax advantages of the Emeriti Program, and your options available under the program.  For more information about the Emeriti program, please visit:

Submitted by Lori LeDuc

* University Worship: Giving Thanks for All Saints

The campus community is invited to University Worship in Neu Chapel on Sunday at 11:00 a.m. On this All Saints Sunday, we will be giving thanks for the saints in our lives who have impacted us and helped us draw closer to God. We will also be considering how we are all "saints under construction." As always, Donut Bank donut balls, coffee, tea, and hot chocolate will be available before and after the service. All are welcome!

Submitted by Keith Turner

* JDRF Type One Nation Summit on November 4th

The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation will host a free event for all those affected by Type One Diabetes with special keynote speakers, breakout sessions, and a kid's camp on November 4, in Eykamp Hall, Ridgway University Center, from 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

For more information, please visit: or contact Kari Hughes at

* Catholic Sunday Mass at 1:00 p.m., Neu Chapel

UE welcomes Fr. Ambrose Wanyanyi this Sunday for Mass at 1:00 p.m. in Neu Chapel. Everyone is welcome!

Submitted by Lily Renfro

* "Pop" into Phi Mu - Continuous Open Bidding Event

Interested in joining a sorority? Come to the Phi Mu suite on November 6 from 5:00-6:00 p.m. to enjoy popcorn, meet our sisters, and learn more about our sisterhood.

If you have any questions contact Katelyn Hedinger at

Submitted by Katelyn Hedinger

* TIAA-CREF counseling appointments

The TIAA-CREF representative will be on the UE campus for individual counseling sessions on Tuesday, November 14. To schedule an appointment, call TIAA-CREF at 1-800-732-8353.

Please note that the meeting location has been changed to room 208 of the University Libraries.

Submitted by Lori LeDuc 

* UE to Show Documentary "8 Borders, 8 Days"

The documentary 8 Borders, 8 Days will be shown Tuesday, November 14, at 6:00 p.m. in Room 170 of the Schroeder School of Business Building. The screening will be followed by an interactive discussion with the movie’s director Amanda Bailly, UE philosophy professor Derek Jones, and a panel of Syrian and American students. The event is free and open to the public.

The film follows a Syrian family who were not accepted for resettlement to the US and instead traveled with smugglers in a raft to Europe.

"The majority of people in the United States who want to close our doors to refugees have never actually heard the voices of the people affected,” said Bailly. “This film tells the story of three of them, and they’re three of the strongest, most resilient human beings I’ve ever met."

8 Borders, 8 Days premiered to sold-out screenings at the Florida Film Festival and Seattle International Film Festival, where it was awarded a $50,000 impact filmmaking grant. It has been called "raw, emotional," and "unblinking."

Donations will be accepted at the event for the Karam Foundation, a non-profit organization on a mission to build a better future for Syria. The foundation develops innovative education programs for Syrian refugee youth, distributes smart aid to Syrian families, and funds sustainable development projects initiated by Syrians for Syrians.

The screening and panel discussion is being co-sponsored by Scholars for Syria and Books Not Bombs, a student-led campaign aimed at creating scholarships for displaced Syrian students. Through donations at the event and online, Scholars for Syria and Books Not Bombs hope to add to the Karam Foundation fund that is empowering Syrian refugees to succeed in school and beyond.

For more information on the event at UE, call 732-239-4139, e-mail or go to

If you cannot attend but wish to make a donation, you can do so at


Info You Should Know

* Spanish Seminar students host Evansville Day School Spanish Club

On Thursday, October 27, the students in the Spanish Seminar course with UE associate professor of Spanish Diana Rodríguez Quevedo hosted Silmary Echeverría and Anna Newton along with members of the Evansville Day School Spanish Club. The session took place at the UE Diversity Resource Center where students made chocolate skulls, decorated sugar skulls, hung decorations, set up an altar, and shared stories in Spanish to honor the Day of the Dead, a Mexican tradition, which is celebrated from October 31-November 2 in the U.S. this year. 

* Giving thanks for all Saints!

This Sunday in Neu Chapel, we will be reading a list of names of the saints who have impacted our lives and drawn us closer to God. If you have a saint, you would like mentioned by name, please e-mail their name to Keith Turner, John Wesley Minister and assistant chaplain, at

Submitted by Keith Turner

* Best wishes to Michelle Hahn

Please join the Department of Art in wishing Michelle Hahn all the best as she moves on to a new opportunity. Michelle has been a very valuable and well respected team member in the Department of Art. She became acclimated to the position with an amazing speed and provided many improvements to the efficiency of the art office. Thank you, Michelle, for your years of service and dedication to the UE community!

Submitted by Stephanie Frasier

* Please return the Tin City banners

Over Fall Break two banners disappeared from the Tin City excavation site. If you took them, feel free to leave them in the hallway outside of Hyde Hall 14 at any time; we won't ask any questions. The banners helped the University recruit new students, thereby controlling tuition increases for everyone, and to teach people about archaeology. Unfortunately, because of deep departmental budget cuts this year, it will be difficult to replace them. So we would really appreciate it if you could help us out by returning them. Thanks!

Submitted by Alan Kaiser

* Need to salvage the semester? It's not too late...

Need to get organized, stay focused, study more effectively, and lower your stress? Need to raise your grades? You should attend the Salvage the Semester Workshop on Friday, November 3. Sessions begin every 30 minutes from 2:00 -4:30 p.m.  The workshop will be in the Writing Center in Clifford Memorial Library.

To make reservations for the workshop, contact Stacey Shanks at

• Schedule time with your personal academic coach
• Bring syllabus for each class
• Bring your planner
• Plan out projects and assignments for the rest of the semester

Submitted by Angie Dawson

* Winter Intersession courses

The University of Evansville offers Winter Intersession courses between the fall and spring semester from December 15, 2017 to January 5, 2018. Registration begins October 30. Students may register for one Winter Intersession course.

For more information visit:

These accelerated courses offer students the opportunity to:
•Take a course on-line to earn credits toward graduation
•Lighten your spring course schedule
•Complete missing requirements

Class offerings:
•ART 105: Introduction to the Visual Arts (Professor Larmann)
•COMM 380: Intercultural Communication (Professor Thomlison)
•ES 103: Fundamentals of Environmental Science (Professor Thananatthanachon)
•EXSS 320: Nutrition for Performance and Health (Professor Rodd)
•FIN 280: Introduction to Personal Finance (Professor Alhenawa)
•PH 190 Introduction to Public Health (Professor Patel-Dovlatabadi)
•PSCI 100: World Politics (Professor Kim)
•PSYC 416: Human Sexuality (Professor Becker)
•PSYC 121: Introduction to Psychology (Professor Hennon-Peters)
•PSYC 229: Social Psychology (Professor Stevenson)
•SOC 105: Introduction to Sociology (Professor Plikuhn)

Submitted by Paula Heldt 

* December graduate reminder

For those December graduates that missed Commencement Central last week you can still buy your cap/gown and/or graduation announcements in the UE Bookstore. You should also check with the registrar's office to make sure everything is in order for your graduation. This will ensure that your graduation occurs without any obstacles.

Submitted by Doug Gustwiller 

* Winter intersession financial aid

If you are seeking financial aid to help pay for winter intersession courses at UE, please submit the winter intersession application to the Office of Financial Aid by November 22. The financial aid office will help you examine your options for aid, which in most cases is limited to loans.

Submitted by Amy Sowders



* Gieselman invited to serve as Faith Fest keynote in Owensboro

University chaplain Tamara Gieselman has been invited to serve as one of several keynote speakers during Owensboro's Faith Fest 2017. Her lecture, "The Power of an Idea," will be on Saturday, November 4, 10:30 a.m. For more information, go to:

* Pleasant has article published in Animal Narratology, special issue of Humanities journal

Lesley Pleasant, associate professor of German, has had an article published in Animal Narratology, a special issue of the Humanities journal. Her article, 'Seeing Beings: “Dog” Looks Back at “God”: Unfixing Canis familiaris in Kornél Mundruczó’s Film Fehér isten/White God (2014)', discusses how White God models the empathetic gaze between species as a potential way out of the dead end of indifference and the impasse of anthropocentric sympathy toward less hierarchical, co-created urban animal publics.

* Cassie Brooks named MVC Freshman of the Week

University of Evansville libero Cassie Brooks averaged 6.83 digs per set over the weekend on the way to being named the Missouri Valley Conference Freshman of the Week on Monday.

“Her improvement throughout these past weeks, along with her discipline and understanding of our system have helped her be more comfortable with her role and responsibilities,” Purple Aces head coach Manolo Concepcion said. “The biggest evolution of her game have been on developing good/effective habits that have impacted her consistency on the plays that happen the most in a game. The most exciting part is that we know she will continue to get better!”

Brooks was on fire this weekend as she posted an unbelievable 6.83 digs per set in leading the Purple Aces to a 3-0 win over Southern Illinois and a great effort against Missouri State on Friday. 

The first match of the weekend against MSU saw Brooks notch 21 digs against the undefeated Bears.  She also had four assists in just three frames of work. Brooks was back at it against the Salukis as she tallied 20 more digs and six assists in another 3-set match.

With her strong play, Brooks improved her season dig average up to 4.66 per set, which ranks 8th in the MVC.

UE is back on the road this weekend with a pair of road contests in the state of Iowa at UNI on Friday and Drake on Saturday evening.

* Clark Kimberling publishes research

University of Evansville Professor of Mathematics Clark Kimberling and English engineer Peter J. C. Moses have an article, "Nested Interval Sequences of Positive Real Numbers," in the current issue of the online mathematics Journal INTEGERS.

The article introduces a new kind of infinite series analogous to Engel series, with surprising connections to Egyptian fractions, hypergeometric functions, Bessel numbers, and Chebyshev polynomials.


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