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Tuesday, October 25, 2011

* UE Commercial Shoot

A television commercial will be shot on campus today (Tuesday, Oct. 25) between 12-3 p.m. It will be an outdoor shoot from the area between Olmsted/Koch, down the walkway, to the outdoor spaces around Ridgway University Center. Please help showcase the University of Evansville in the best possible light by being respectful of the camera crew and student actors as they do their work. They are on a tight deadline and the crew may need to direct the flow of walking traffic through those areas of campus between noon and 3 p.m. Thank you in advance for your patience and understanding.



What's Happening Today

* This Week in Music

The University Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Assistant Professor and Director of Orchestral Activities Brian St. John, will present a concert in Neu Chapel on Tuesday, Oct. 25, at 7:30 p.m.  The concert will open with the Overture to Mikhail Glinka’s opera, Ruslan and Ludmilla.  Other works will include Camille Saint-Saens’s Danse Macabre and Jean Sibelius’s Pelléas and Melisande Suite, drawn from the composer’s incidental music to Maurice Maeterlinck’s play of the same name.  The concert will conclude with a performance of the Finale from Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 4 in F Minor.  The concert is free and open to the public.

The Classical Guitar Concert Series kicks off its season in Wheeler Concert Hall on Friday evening, Oct. 28, at 7:30 p.m., with a recital by John Alvarado.  Alvarado’s performance interests go beyond the traditional classical repertory and include a focus on the contemporary music of Latin American composers, as well as the study of flamenco music.  He has studied with Diego Alonso Aste and is a founding member of the flamenco music and dance ensemble, Flamenco de Indianapolis.  He is a regular performer in Indianapolis and has appeared numerous times on the radio show, Indy Arts and Entertainment.  In addition to performing, Alvarado is an active educator and has taught at several institutions in the Midwest and Southwest.  For his UE performance, Alvarado will be joined by flamenco dance specialist, Ann Marie Parker, currently the Contemporary Dance chair for the Bloomington chapter of the National Society of Arts and Letters.  Admission for the program is $15 for adults and $5 for students.  UE students will be admitted at no charge with a valid student ID.  This event is co-sponsored by the University of Evansville and the Classical Guitar Society of Evansville.

Assistant Professor of Voice Stacey Uthe recently appeared in an off-Broadway production of Gioachino Rossini’s one-act opera farce L’occasione fa il ladro, or Opportunity Makes the Thief.  The production was mounted by Gotham Bel Canto and was presented at the Calhoun School in Manhattan on Sept. 23.  Opera Insider praised the cast for their “uniformly excellent bel canto singing” and noted that Uthe’s role, in particular, was “beautifully sung.”


* 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.

* 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.


Upcoming Events

* 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! 

* RSA Halloween Bash

The Resident Students Association presents Halloween Bash this Saturday, Oct. 29, from 9 p.m. to midnight in Eykamp Hall, Ridgway University Center! The theme is Grave Yard Rock and there will be food and dancing. There will also be a  costume contest, but dressing up is not required. Everyone is invited so bring a friend!If you have any questions contact!

* Lunch & Learn on November 9 at Noon!

Mark your calendar!  UE faculty, staff, students and community are invited to attend the free (bring your lunch) Lunch & Learn Session on Wednesday, Nov. 9, from noon–12:50 p.m. in Eykamp 253, Ridgway University Center.  The session will be presented by Centennial Wealth Advisory on "Budgeting for the Holidays: Keeping Your FICO Score High and Your Debt Low. " This event is sponsored by the University of Evansville, Center for Adult Education.  Please contact Judy Caldwell at if you have questions. This event is being presented by the Society for Financial Awareness and sponsored by the Center for Adult Education.

* Spanish Club Music Night

Come join the Spanish Club for a music night on Thursday, Oct. 27 from 7-8 p.m. in Hyde Hall 118!  Share youtube music videos and lyrics of your favorite Spanish songs and groups and discover others!  You can send your lyrics by email to Dr. Rodriguez Quevedo ( so she can print them out for everyone.  ¡Nos vemos!

* All UE Employees Invited to Emeriti Workshops for Retirement Health Care

UE employees and retirees are invited to attend one of the informational workshops presented by Emeriti Retirement Health Solutions on Tuesday, Nov. 1 in Room 253, Eykamp Hall, Ridgway University Center.

The workshops are scheduled for:
• 9:30 am – 10:00 am: For employees of any age.
• 10:15 am – 11:15 am: For retirees.  Pre-retirees (active employees considering retirement in the next one to five years) are also welcome to attend.
• 11:30 am – 12:00 pm: Stop in to ask questions, pick up information, and learn about Emeriti’s online resources.
• 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm: For pre-retirees

For more information about these workshops, please visit:

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.

Representatives from Emeriti 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:

* I-House: Ukraine

All members of the campus community are encouraged to attend I-House: Ukraine, where student Kateryna Kaluzhenina 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.

* Brent Sternberg to Speak Here on November 10

Brent Sternberg,CFA,  will be talking to UE students in Room 162 (Harkness Hall), in the Schroeder Family School of Business Administration Building at 4 p.m. on Nov. 10.  Brent is senior vice president and director of  equities for Old National Wealth Management. ONWM manages in excess of $4 billion.  Brent is a 1996 graduate of UE who majored in finance.  He graciously accepted an invitation from Walayet A. Khan, professor of finance, to give a presentation titled, “Trying Times for the Recovery."  The event is open to the UE community and the public.

* International Club: Halloween Bash

Halloween is nearly here, so it’s time to let your ghoulish side out! Join the International Club this Friday at 5 p.m. in Moore Hall basement for a get together that’s bound to be sinister. Drag a few friends along for the fun. Costumes are encouraged - the more outlandish the better!


* Musical Madness Call Out Meeting

The directors of Musical Madness would like to invite your student organization to participate in Musical Madness. The introductory meeting will be this Thursday, Oct. 27 at 9 p.m. in Room 170, Schroeder Family School of Business Administration Building. Musical Madness is a philanthropy open to all student organizations - this year it will benefit Big Brothers, Big Sisters. At this event organizations are paired together to create a 10-15 minute musical that is performed in Shanklin Theater. If your organization would like to participate but your organization representative is unable to attend or you have questions, please email Cassandra Snelling at or Sam Rodriguez at

* 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

* 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. 


Info You Should Know

* "This is Public Health"

Six students in assistant professor Payal Patel-Dovlatabadi’s Introduction to Public Health class recently participated in an activity to create public health awareness and knowledge at UE and around Evansville. They were given "This is Public Health" stickers to place on items that they felt represented public health contributions or issues. Look for the stickers around campus!

The students who participated were Kellie Garrison, Athena Haake, Tatiana Pagan, Nicholas Schroeder, Kourtney Steen, and Rachel Wichman. Their contributions are showcased in this collage.

* Service Opportunity to Work with First through Seventh Graders

Patchwork Central is in need of volunteers to help tutor children in Grades 1 through 7 on Mondays through Thursdays. The times that they need help are from 3:15 p.m.-4 p.m. and 4 p.m.-4:45 p.m. If you want to work either shift or need more information please email the Community Services Initiative office at

* Deadline to Cancel UE Housing Contract - 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; residing locally with parents, legal guardians or immediate family; 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.


* Service Opportunity at Pine Haven Nursing Home

The Pine Haven nursing home is looking for volunteers to help with a Halloween event on Oct. 29 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. If you are interested in volunteering please email the Community Services Initiative office at

* Last Day to Drop Fall Classes – Friday, November 11

Don’t forget that Friday, Nov. 11, is the last day to drop a fall class.  Drops will be posted with a ‘W’ grade.  If you need to drop a class, fill out a yellow Add/Drop Form (available in the Registrar’s Office in Olmsted Hall, Room 106), get signatures from your advisor and class instructor, and return the completed form to the Registrar’s Office no later than 5 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 11.

* December Graduate Reminder

December graduates are reminded that if they need a cap and gown for graduation ceremonies then they need to purchase one in the UE Bookstore.  Those graduating with a masters degree need to submit their order as soon as possible as those garments are custom-made.  Undergraduate (Bachelor) cap and gowns are usually stocked in the store.  Also if you need graduation announcements stop in the Bookstore today and place your order so that you have plenty of time to mail your announcements before your graduation.  If you have any questions contact the the Bookstore.



* Allison Throm

Biology and mathematics student Allison Throm did research this past summer at the University of Akron with Dr. Rebecca Willits. Her research focused on developing protocols to characterize integrin gene expression from neurons grown in different 3D environments. Allison presented a poster session on this work at the Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES) conference in Hartford, CT from Oct. 12 - 16.



* Vilneff Helps Aces Enter Final Round In Second Place

 Quinn Vilneff shot a 144 over the course of two rounds Monday as the University of Evansville men’s golf team stands in second place entering Tuesday’s final round of the Double Tree Invitational.

Vilneff began the day on a roll, finishing the opening round with a 5-under 67, the top round of his freshman season and the best effort of the day at Sunset Hills Country Club.  He carded a 77 in the second round to finish with an even 144, two strokes off of the lead in a tie for third place.

Michael Sainz also finished the opening day in the top five as he stands in a tie for fifth place, just a stroke behind Vilneff with a 145.  He opened the day with a 73 before shooting an even 72 to finish up the day.

Parker Hensley finds himself in a tie for seventh on the leaderboard.  After recording a 75, the sophomore tallied a 72 in the second round of 18, his top round of the year.  He stands two shots behind Sainz with a 147.

Andrew Luo finished with a 152 on Monday and is tied for 20th place while Griffin Wood notched a 161.  Neal Millay, who is playing as a single, is tied with Luo for 20th with a 152.

Host SIU Edwardsville will begin Tuesday atop the leaderboard, finishing with a 585 on Monday.  They were led by Mitchell Homb, whose 143 puts him in second place.  Evansville is just three strokes off of the lead entering Tuesday’s final round with a 588.  Missouri State stands in third place, a shot behind the Aces.  Daily Young of MSU was the top individual on Monday, tallying a 142.

The teams will play a single round on Tuesday beginning at 8:15 a.m.  This will mark the final day of competition for the Aces in the fall season.

* Aces To Make Five ESPN Network Appearances In 2011-12

Missouri Valley Conference Commissioner Doug Elgin announced that the league will have a record 29-game telecast package on ESPN networks during the upcoming 2011-12 season.

Five of those broadcasts will feature the University of Evansville, including two telecasts from the newly-built Ford Center.

“The relationship between the Missouri Valley Conference and ESPN is a mutually beneficial one,” Elgin said.  “Sending four teams to the NCAA Tournament’s Sweet Sixteen in the last six years makes Valley basketball an important asset for ESPN.”

“At the same time, ESPN provides a national stage for our sports.  And the creation and meteoric rise of ESPNU as a national platform and the addition of ESPN3 only heightens the amount of national exposure for our conference.”

Evansville’s first game will be the contest against Indiana on November 16, which will be on ESPN3.  ESPN3 is ESPN’s live multi-screen network that give fans a 24/7 destination delivering thousands of live, global events annually.

On Dec. 6, the Aces will travel to North Carolina for a tilt against the Tar Heels, a match that will be on ESPNU.  It is set for a 6 p.m. start.

The Aces will ring in the New Year in Cedar Falls, Iowa, facing off against the Panthers on ESPNU.  That contest is set for Jan. 1 at 8 p.m.  ESPNU will make its first trip to the Ford Center on Jan. 29 as Evansville will play host to Indiana State while the final appearance for UE will take place on Feb. 12 as ESPNU will carry the contest at Drake.

On Jan. 30, ESPN will announce the matchups for the SEARS Bracketbuster series.  Evansville will play a home game between Feb. 17-19 with the time, opponent and potential television appearance all set to be released at that time.

For the seventh-consecutive season, CBS Sports will air the title game of the State Farm MVC Men’s Basketball Championship.  It is set for Sunday, March 4 at 1 p.m.

Aside from the ESPN package, the Aces will also be a part of the Missouri Valley Network slate of games.  Three Aces contests will be featured on the network including the Dec. 29 home contest against Southern Illinois, UE’s Jan. 25 game at Wichita State along with the Feb. 21 match at Creighton.

The MVC Network is comprised of FOX Sports, FOX College Sports and Comcast SportsNet Chicago.


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