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Tuesday, January 9, 2018

* UE partners with Toyota Indiana to support Logistics and Supply Chain Management Program and Changemaker Challenge

The University of Evansville has received a generous gift of $100,000 from Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Indiana. The majority of the gift –$90,000—will be used to launch the University’s new Logistics and Supply Chain Management (LSCM) Program. The remainder of the funds will continue Toyota’s long-standing support of the University’s annual Changemaker Challenge competitions for area high school students and UE students.

“We are proud to partner with the University of Evansville on this milestone,” said plant vice president Tim Hollander. “This program will help to fill a need for trained and qualified candidates for many employers in our region and create opportunities for students to build careers with longevity.”

UE’s new Logistics and Supply Chain Management (LSCM) Program will be introduced in the fall of 2018. The University’s Schroeder Family School of Business Administration will be the first private University in Indiana accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International to offer an undergraduate major in logistics and supply chain management.

New college graduates in the supply chain management field are highly sought after with a 6:1 demand-to-supply ratio. UE’s program will prepare students with knowledge and skills desired by employers. In addition to a rigorous course of study, students in the program will take part in high level experiential learning opportunities such as internships.

“Toyota Motor Manufacturing of Indiana is a world-class manufacturer and a great corporate partner,” said Greg Rawski, Schroeder Family Dean at UE. “We are excited to launch this distinctive LSCM program, which provides students great placement opportunities and rewarding careers.”

Part of the Toyota gift designated for the LSCM program will fund ten $5,000 scholarships. These one-year scholarships will be awarded to each of the 10 students in the cohort that will begin the program. Learn more about these scholarships here:

In 2018 U.S. News & World Report ranked the Schroeder School of Business #4 among small private schools and among all business schools Schroeder was the fastest riser (+38 places) to #183 overall. Schroeder average starting salaries are now at $50,500.


What's Happening Today

* Neu Chapel begins 2018 outreach efforts

Neu Chapel will again be working to making a difference in the greater Evansville community in 2018! Campus organizations and individuals are invited to partner with us each month as we give back to our amazing community.

During the month of January, Neu Chapel will be collecting toilet paper and toothbrushes for the United Methodist Youth Home. Our goals are to fill the front steps of Neu Chapel with packages of toilet paper and to cover the altar table with new, in-the-package toothbrushes. If you or your organization would like to contribute, simply leave contributions on the chapel’s front platform steps (toilet paper) or altar table (toothbrushes)! Please leave items in the narthex (lobby) should the weather be inclement. For more information, please email Keith Turner,

For over 35 years, the United Methodist Youth Home (UMYH) in Evansville, IN has provided a Residential Treatment Program for youth ages 10 to 21. They currently operate two licensed group homes with a total of 15 beds, 6 for males and 9 for females. The residential program puts an emphasis on developing pro-social behaviors, emotion regulation, personal responsibility, educational achievement, interpersonal effectiveness, and independent living skills. To learn more, please visit their website at

Submitted by Keith Turner

* This Week in Music: Fiedler, McCluskey recital tonight

Department of Music professors Anne Fiedler (piano) and Eric McCluskey (baritone) will present a faculty recital in Wheeler Concert Hall this evening, January 9, at 7:30 p.m. The program will feature Dallapiccola’s Quaderno musicale di Annalibera, excerpts from Schumann’s Dichterliebe, Op. 48, as well as works by Bellini, Ives, and Massenet. The recital is free and open to the public.

Submitted by James Sullivan 


Upcoming Events

* Rosary Prayer at 10 a.m. every Thursday

The Newman Club will be offering a 20 minute rosary prayer every Thursday at 10:00 a.m., upstairs in Ridgway University Center. Students and faculty are welcome. For more information, contact Olivia at

Submitted by Gabrielle VanBuskirk

* This Week in Music: Bassoon Day this Sunday

Sunday, January 14, will be Bassoon Day at the University of Evansville. Activities will begin at 1:00 p.m., and the day will conclude by 6:00 p.m.

Serving as clinicians will be Ron Tucker, member of the Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra and former principal bassoonist of the Owensboro Symphony Orchestra; Mary Stuckemeyer, professional free-lance bassoonist; and Edwin Lacy, UE instructor of bassoon and principal bassoonist of the Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra.

Events will include a recital by the clinicians, masterclass sessions, a workshop on bassoon fundamentals, and a bassoon ensemble session.

Bassoonists of all ages and levels of ability and experience are invited to attend. There is no charge for participation. To register, send an email indicating your interest in attending to

Submitted by James Sullivan

* I-House Call Out Meeting set for tonight

There will be an I-House call out meeting for anyone interested in presenting at I-House this semester tonight - Wednesday, January 10 a- t 7:00 p.m., upstairs in Ridgway University Center. Light refreshments will also be served. We hope to see you there!

Submitted by Alexis Whitacre

* "Back to the Bistro" Harlaxton Trivia Night

Join us tonight for a night of Harlaxton and England Trivia, sponsored by the Harlaxton Society and SAB! Any and all are welcome to attend and compete in teams as we test your knowledge about Harlaxton and British life. Teams are allowed to have up to seven members, so feel free to start recruiting early!

Trivia will start at 5:30 p.m. in the Café Court Dining Room and there will be prizes awarded throughout the night. Make sure to arrive on time so you don’t miss any questions!

Submitted by Greta Becker

* 2018 TIAA-CREF counseling appointments

The TIAA-CREF representative will be on the UE campus for individual counseling sessions. To schedule an appointment, call TIAA-CREF at 1-800-732-8353 or 317-706-6200. The sessions are held in the Eades Music Room (Room 153) in the Schroeder School of Business Building.

Dates of sessions:

January 23
February 21, 22, and 23
March 20 and 23
April 18 and 19
May 15
June 20 and 21
July 17
August 22 and 23
September 18
October 17 and 18
November 27
December 12 and 13

* Today's little known fact about Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

To help celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. the MLK Committee will share 10 days of little known facts about his remarkable life. It is our hopes that you will be inspired to join us for a rally, a march and a lecture on Monday, January 15, to continue the festivity of Dr. King’s life. This year the theme is “Respect and Compassion for All,” using Dr. King’s quote: “Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into a friend.”

Today’s little known fact:
In his life, Dr. King gave over 2,500 speeches; traveled more than 6 million miles; wrote 5 books and countless articles published in newspapers and magazines. But did you know that Martin Luther King, Jr. received a “C” in his first public speaking class. Although with his passion and overcoming adversities he delivered one the most famous speeches of all time in “I Have a Dream.”

Events Planned for Monday, January 15
• 11:45 a.m. - Rally on the steps of Neu Chapel

• 12:00 p.m. - Symbolic March on Washington

• 5:00 p.m. - Live Experience, “Women of the Civil Rights Movement,” hosted by the Black Student Union, in Eykamp Hall, Room 251, Ridgway University Center.

• 6:00 p.m. - William and Dr. Rose Mays Lectureship featuring keynote speaker Robert Jackson in Eykamp Hall, Room 251, Ridgway University Center. More information on Robert Jackson can be found at


Info You Should Know

* Health tip for flu and cold season: Cover your cough!

Cover your cough! Stop the spread of germs that can make you and others sick!

Here are some ways you can stop the spread of germs:

  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. Put your used tissue in the waste basket.
  • If you don’t have a tissue, cough or sneeze into your upper sleeve or elbow, not your hands.
  • You may be asked to put on a face mask to protect others.
  • Wash hands often with soap and warm water for 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand rub.

Submitted by Ashley Craig

* Paid internship available in Neu Chapel

Is God calling you to do something new this year?

If your answer is “Yes,” then a paid internship in Neu Chapel might be just the right fit for you! Neu Chapel interns play an integral part in leading Sunday morning worship services, participating in meaningful outreach opportunities in the greater Evansville community, and helping to build life-transforming community on the UE campus. Students with a variety of gifts, talents, and abilities (especially musical) are encouraged to inquire about this exciting opportunity!

If you are interested, please contact Keith Turner, John Wesley Minister and Assistant Chaplain, at

Submitted by Keith Turner

* University Symphony Orchestra/String Chamber Ensemble calling for musicians

Students, staff, faculty, and administrators are invited to play in the University Symphony Orchestra and String Chamber Ensemble. The University Symphony Orchestra meets on Monday at 5:30 p.m. and Wednesday at 4:00 p.m. The String Chamber Ensemble meets on Thursday at 4:00 p.m. in the Krannert Hall of Fine Arts. Come join us!

E-mail Chun-Ming Chen, director of orchestral activities at for more information.

Submitted by Chun-Ming Chen

* Apply to be a resident assistant for fall 2018

The application to be a resident assistant for fall 2018 is now available online at

Residence Life is looking for students who are interested in enhancing their leadership abilities, practice skills in programming, and build community on campus. The deadline to apply is February 28.

Submitted by Greg O'Connor 



* Ebeling publishes articles in Biblical Archaeology Review

Associate professor of archaeology Jennie Ebeling co-authored articles published in the two most recent issues of Biblical Archaeology Review magazine. 'Have We Find Naboth's Vineyard at Jezreel?' appeared in the Nov./Dec. 2017 issue and 'Romancing the Stones: The Canaanite Artistic Tradition at Israelite Hazor' was published in the Jan./Feb. 2018 issue.

Both articles can be accessed here:

* Professors Lisa Kretz and John Paulson publish article

University of Evansville professor Lisa Kretz and University of Southern Indiana professor John Paulson have had their article published in The Social Science Journal. The article is titled "Exploring the potential contributions of mindfulness and compassion-based practices for enhancing the teaching of undergraduate ethics courses in philosophy." The article can be viewed at:

* Azarian speaks and chairs panels at international conference

Mohammad K. Azarian professor of mathematics, recently delivered the opening of the conference keynote address at the International Conference on Architecture and Mathematics in the ancient city of Kashan in Iran. His keynote address was entitled, "An Overview of Mathematical Contributions of Ghiyath al-Din Jamshid Kashani."

Also, Azarian chaired two discussion panels. The first panel examined: (i) The Astronomical Observatories' Architecture Throughout the Ages, (ii) From Music to Mathematics in Regulating Waves and Space, and (iii) Golden Sections in Paintings-Is it There and Where to find it. The second panel discussed: (i) Metric and Topological Spaces and Architectural Geometry, and (ii) Proportion in Persian-Islamic Architecture.

Moreover, he agreed to serve on the editorial board of The Mathematics Interdisciplinary Research, a journal published by University of Kashan.

* Teichmer invited to be East Central Division MTNA adjudicator

Assistant professor of music Shawn Teichmer was invited to adjudicate the East Central Division Wind Competitions for the Music Teachers National Association. He judged Chamber Winds, Senior Winds, and the Young Artist Wind Competition held at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign on January 8.

* Davis selected to NCAA research committee

Mark Davis, associate professor from the Biology Department has been selected to the NCAA Innovations in Research and Practice Grant Program Committee.

The NCAA Innovations in Research and Practice Grant Program supports research and data-driven pilot projects designed to enhance student-athlete psychosocial well-being and mental health.

Research topics may include, but are not limited to, managing transitions (e.g., from recruit to first-year student; transferring between universities; adapting from youth sports to college sports environment; developing independence from parents), identity development, stress management, substance use, bystander intervention, cultivating healthy relationships, career exploration, and sport exit strategies.

Funded projects must demonstrate potential to result in campus-level programming that can positively impact the well-being of NCAA student-athletes at a range of member institutions.

* Education grad receives Indiana Special Educator of Year Award

Amber Turner Wolf, School of Education graduate, recently received the Indiana Special Educator Award. This honor is given to a teacher who demonstrates exceptional skill in working with special needs individuals, who goes above and beyond in every aspect of teaching, and helps to motivate colleagues. Amber is the autism coordinator in the Bartholomew Consolidated School Corporation. She graduated from the University of Evansville in 2001 with a special education degree. The School of Education is proud to recognize another award-winning graduate of our program.


Sympathy to...

* Ann Baker and family

Condolences to assistant professor of Spanish Ann Baker on the recent passing of her brother, Stephen Cherry of Pendleton, Indiana.


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