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Friday, October 21, 2011

What's Happening Today

* 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.

* 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.


* 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!


Upcoming Events

* Galapagos: The Islands of Enchantment

Professor of Biology Dale Edwards will be speaking on his recent trip to the Galapagos Islands on Tuesday, Oct. 25 from 12:15 p.m. to 1 p.m. in Room 100  in Koch Center.  The presentation is titled:  Galapagos: The Islands of Enchantment.  All are invited to attend.  Please email or with any questions.

* 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

* 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. 

* 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.


* 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! 

* Health Careers Fair 2011

The annual Health Careers Fair will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 25 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. in the Student Fitness Center.  Currently there are 50 employers registered to participate.  All students, freshmen through seniors, are encouraged to attend.  It is never too early to begin networking.  If you have questions please contact Career Services at 812-488-1083 or  This event is sponsored by Career Services and Cooperative Education.


* 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

* Spring 2012 Adoptions Now Due at UE Bookstore

Adoptions for the Spring 2012 semester are now requested at the UE Bookstore. Faculty and/or departments should submit their adoptions for the Spring term as soon as possible. If you only know part of the adoptions you are using for your class please submit what you have, you can always add materials to your class later.  If you have any questions please contact the Bookstore.

* Emeriti Post-Retirement Healthcare Announcement

We are pleased to share exciting news with you about bold new directions in the Emeriti program that will expand services for Emeriti participants, starting in January 2012:
• Emeriti’s new accumulation record keeper, trust services provider, and investment manager will be TIAA-CREF, based in New York, with nearly one century of distinguished service to the non-profit community for financial services supporting retirement income security. 
• Emeriti’s new disbursement record keeper for Emeriti group insurance administration and Emeriti medical expense reimbursement processing will be Savitz, a Philadelphia company with more than forty years of experience in full-service benefits services supporting employees and retirees in organizations nationwide.    
• Savitz will perform record keeping services for the 2012 annual insurance open enrollment period, which will begin Oct. 31 and conclude Dec. 31.
• The Emeriti Service Center call number (1-866-EMERITI) and the Emeriti website ( will remain the same.  

More details about these changes can be found at:

Information will be shared during Emeriti’s annual fall workshops on Tuesday, Nov. 1.  Time and location for these workshops will be announced in AceNotes next week.  If you have any questions, please contact the Office of Human Resources at ext. 2943.


* 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  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 or Shane White at with questions or comments.

* 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.

* Alcohol Awareness Week - Did You Know ...

Did you know…
These are just some of the places UE students said they would go on campus for information or help if they became concerned about the drinking or drug use of themselves or a friend (per Fall 2009 Social Norms Survey):
- UE Counselor
- Chaplain
- Coach
- UE Wellness Website 
- Health Center
- Professor
- RA, RC, Student Life Staff
- National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week – October 17-21.

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



* Mohammad K. Azarian

Professor of Mathematics Mohammad K. Azarian has published a paper titled, "A Family of Differential Equations with Multiple Properties" in the International Electronic Journal of Pure and Applied Mathematics. Also, another paper of Azarian's titled, "Jensen's Inequality Versus Algebra in Finding the Exact Maximum" will be published in a forthcoming issue of the International Mathematical Forum.

* 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.


Treasures and Traditions

* Olaf Hovda

When the University of Evansville (then Evansville College) opened, physics and mathematics classes were taught by Olaf Hovda. Hovda was an inventor and held two patents. One was for an automatic dishwasher that was quite advanced for its day. When World War II began, Hovda developed courses in aviation and aerodynamics, using a wind tunnerl he built himself.



* Aces Volleyball Back On The Road

Fresh off of a 1-1 homestand, the University of Evansville women’s volleyball team is back on the road this weekend, traveling to Drake on Friday before making the trek to Omaha, Neb. to face off against Creighton on Saturday.

Last Friday, Evansville halted an eight-match losing streak, taking a five set win over Wichita State. Head coach Mike Swan was previously 0-16 against the Shockers before guiding UE to the victory. 

Ashley Ring garnered this week’s Missouri Valley Conference Freshman of the Week honors. She led the squad with 14 blocks while ranking second on the team with 22 kills. She began the weekend with a 14-kill performance in a win over Wichita State where she also contributed defensively with five blocks. She finished with nine kills and a career-high nine blocks against Missouri State on Saturday.

On Saturday, UE will take on Creighton. The Bluejays are 11-10 and 6-3 in the MVC following a 1-1 weekend where they defeated Bradley before falling to Northern Iowa.

Beginning next weekend, UE will return home for five of its last seven matches.  The first will take place on Oct. 28 when Southern Illinois comes to town.

* 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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