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Monday, March 21, 2011

* Installation for White Family Professorship Today

Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs Susan Kupisch invites the UE community to the installation of the White Family Professorship honoring Amy Hall, PhD, chair of the Dunigan Family Department of Nursing and Health Sciences, as the inaugural professor on Monday, March 21. Also being honored is Linda E. White for her continued support of UE. The Installation Ceremony and reception will be held in Eykamp Hall, Ridgway University Center. The ceremony is at 4 p.m., followed by the reception at 4:30 p.m.


Upcoming Events

* This Week in Music

Assistant Professor of Guitar Renato Butturi will present a Faculty Recital titled “Renato Butturi and Friends” in Wheeler Concert Hall on Tuesday, March 22, at 7:30 p.m.  Butturi’s “friends” will include Department of Music faculty members Carol Dallinger (viola), Linda Lister (soprano), Jennifer Wingert (cello), and Erzsébet Gaal (harp), as well as other musicians from the Evansville area.  Musical selections will range from Luigi Boccherini to Franz Liszt to Chick Corea.  The concert is free and open to the public.

* Stumped by Citations? Attend Friday's Writing Center Workshop

If you're working on a research paper and having problems with correct APA or MLA format, don't fret - just attend the Writing Center's student writing workshop at noon this Friday, March 25. Writing Center tutors Margaret Durkovic and Kayla Brenton will present the differences in these two scholastic styles for citing sources, writing headings, formatting your paper, etc., etc. Bring your questions (and your lunch if you wish): A "Q&A" will offer ample time to help you solve a particular citation issue or answer other questions you may have. See you at the Writing Center . . . noon this Friday!

* Reception for Larry Reed

Reception for Larry Reed

Would you like to meet the president of the Foundation for Economic Education?

Would you like to talk with a man who has reported on hyperinflation in South America, black markets behind the Iron Curtain, and reforms and repression in China and Cambodia? Someone who has recorded an authentic native voodoo ceremony in Haiti; traveled with the Polish anti-communist underground; interviewed presidents and cabinet officials in half a dozen nations? And spent time with the contra rebels during the Nicaraguan civil war; and lived for two weeks with the rebels of Mozambique at their bush headquarters in 1991?

Would you like to chat with someone who enjoys reading, travel, fly-fishing, hiking, skydiving, and animals of just about any kind?

Then come meet Lawrence W. Reed, who will be on campus March 23. From 1:30-2:30 p.m.,in Dunnigan Lounge (Room160), Schroeder Family School of Business Administration Building. He will be talking with students and faculty. This reception is open to the UE community – stop by for some free snacks and an opportunity to welcome Mr. Reed to Evansville!

* Come Watch the New Venture Creation Competition

The Schroeder Family School of Business Administration invites you to attend the 2011 Evansville New Venture Creation Competition on Friday afternoon, March 25.  The contest, which will feature nine student businesses from across the US and Canada, begins at 1:15 p.m. in Smythe Lecture Hall in the Schroeder Family School of Business Administration Building. Catch the entrepreneurial spirit, pick up pointers on how to present your ideas, and learn new ways to make a positive impression on future employers!  Who knows – you might want to enter your own business into the competition next year.  The first place winner will get a check for $10,000.  Second and third places will pay $2,500 and $1,000, respectively.  Winners will be announced live on Fox News at 6 p.m.

* The Chronicle's Great Colleges to Work For Survey

The University of Evansville is once again participating in The Chronicle’s Great Colleges to Work For Program, a study designed to recognize institutions that have built great workplaces.

This particular program is designed to survey a sample of each institution’s full-time faculty and administrators.

If you are included in this random sample, you will have received an e-mail by the end of this week, encouraging you to take part in this survey.

If you receive the invitation, please take a few minutes to complete the survey. The deadline to complete it is April 15.  You will be representing not only yourself, but all your colleagues, so please take the time to share your feedback. The results of the survey will be factored into the overall scoring process that will ultimately determine the institutions recognized. After The Chronicle publishes the findings this summer, UE will receive a report that summarizes responses to the survey questions.

This is an anonymous survey that measures the strength of certain organizational competencies and relationships that most directly impact and influence an institution’s culture. Your participation and honest feedback is critical to the assessment process. To ensure the confidentiality of your responses, your survey will be processed by
ModernThink LLC, a research and consulting firm focusing on workplace excellence. Our institution will not be given any information that would enable us to trace survey data back to any one individual.

Thank you in advance for your participation! A high response rate helps ensure accurate results and demonstrates the commitment of those who work at UE.

If you have any questions, please contact Lucy Himstedt, director of university relations at lh133. 

* The Washington Center Visit

A representative from The Washington Center will be on campus Wednesday, March 23.  She will be in the Ridgway University Center lobby at the Walnut Street entrance table from 9 a.m.-3 p.m., between classroom visits.  She will also conduct an information session from 3-4 p.m. in Eykamp 253, Ridgway University Center.  This event is sponsored by Career Services and Cooperative Education.


* Financial Consultant and Chartered Wealth Advisor to Speak March 30

Jeffrey A. Berger, Financial Consultant and Chartered Wealth Advisor® with Hilliard Lyons, will be giving a presentation titled, "Asset Diversification in the context of global market." on March 30, 2011 at 4.00 p.m. in SB 272. He will also be giving prizes to the winning teams of the investment challenge game arranged by Dr. Walayet A. Khan, Professor of finance, in his Fundamentals of Financial Management classes (FIN 361).

* Racism, Stereotyping and Prejudice: How do we handle it?

What questions do you have about racism, stereotyping and prejudice in society today? “Are stereotypes factual?” “Is racism still practiced in today’s societies?” UE psychology department Professor, Margaret Stevenson, will be answering these questions and more during an informative presentation at the upcoming weekly meeting of the Black Student Union. Dr. Stevenson will address the truths and myths about racism, stereotyping and prejudice in society today. A question and answer session will be available after her presentation. The Black Student Union meets weekly on Tuesdays at 5pm in SOBA 273.

* Spudz Day for Easter Seals

Come to Spudz-N-Stuff on the East Side on Tuesday, March 22nd, to help raise money for Easter Seals and the Rehabilitation Center! $1 of every meal purchased that day will be donated to Easter Seals. Spudz Day starts at 10:30am and continues until 9:00pm at 815 S. Green River Road. For more information please contact David Riedford at

* Investing Basics for Everyone

The last session of the Lunch and Learn series for this semester is set for  noon–12:50 p.m., Tuesday, March 22, in Room 100, Koch Center, This is free to UE community and the public (bring your lunch).  Dr. Nelson Rivers will cover:  knowing yourself - identifying your characteristics; budgeting and debt management; different types of investments; some of the risks and returns of investing; and planning for your retirement.  This series is sponsored by the Center for Adult Education.  For more information, contact Judy Caldwell, or 488-2476. 

* Lecture on Late Ottoman Jerusalme in Photos

Issam Nassar, associate professor of history at Illinois State University, will give a lecture on Thursday, March 24 at 4 p.m., in Eykamp Hall, Ridgway University Center. His topic will be “The History of Late Ottoman Jerusalem in Photos.” Nassar is co-editor of Jerusalem Quarterly and specializes in Middle East cultural history with special interest in photography.

His publications include: Gardens of Sand (2010), I Would Have Smiled: Photographing the Palestinian Refugee Experience (2009), European Portrayals of Jerusalem: Religious Fascinations and Colonialist Imaginations (2006); Different Snapshots: Early Photography in Palestine: 1850-1948 (in Arabic, 2005); Photographing Jerusalem (1997).  He is the co-editor of several books including: Pilgrims, Lepers and Stuffed Cabbage: Essays on Jerusalem's Cultural History (2005); Ottoman   Jerusalem in the Jawharieh Memoirs: Volume One of the Memoirs of the Musician Wasif Jawharieh, 1904-1917 (2003).

This lecture is being presented by UE’s Department of History and College of Arts and Sciences.

Nassar is co-editor of Jerusalem Quarterly and specializes in Middle East cultural history with special interest in photography.

* Rape Aggression Defense (RAD) Class

We are once again offering the Rape Aggression Defense (RAD) class to any interested female students! This comprehensive course for women begins with awareness, prevention, risk reduction, and avoidance, while progressing on to the basics of hands-on defense training.  The sessions will be held Saturday (March 26) and Sunday (March 27), from 1-4pm and will take place in the aerobics room in the Fitness Center.  There will also be an hour-long information session earlier in the week.  
If you are interested and can attend BOTH SESSIONS, please e-mail Jessica Zellers, Coordinator of Health Education and Wellness Programs, at

* Nursing Presents Sexual Health Program

"Sex on Campus," a sexual health program put on by UE Nursing students and sponsored by the Office of Health Education and Wellness Programs, will be in Eykamp 251 on Tuesday, March 22, at 5:00 p.m.  Students who attend will learn about ways to keep themselves safe and healthy!

* Have Breakfast with the CEO

The Young Alumni Network presents the second annual Breakfast with the CEO Event

Featured CEO and Keynote Speaker:
Steve A. Church, President, Gibbs Die Casting
Thursday, April 7, 2011
8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Eykamp Hall, Ridgway University Center
Cost: $5 per person
Free for UE Students
This event is open to all UE alumni, students, faculty, staff and administrators. Please mark your calendars to attend. RSVP’s are requested and can be taken online at  For more information, please contact Monica Spencer at 812-488-4065 or

* BSU Presents Mark Rust in "Songs of the Civil Rights Movement"

Mark Rust, a multi-talented singer & musician from Woodstock NY, will present “Songs of the Civil Rights Movement” in the Ridgway University Center “Rademacher’s Lounge” on Tuesday, March 22nd, at 8pm. Mark starred in the Broadway Musical Hit Pump Boys & Dinettes, has appeared in People Magazine performing with Pete Seeger and Peter Paul & Mary, and has been a guest on the Phil Donahue Show. Mark has also been nominated for a Campus Entertainer of the Year Award by the National Association of Campus Activities (NACA).

The program is a moving celebration of the songs that provided encouragement and comfort to an entire movement during one of the most important periods of social & political change in America.


Info You Should Know

* No Dinner at Newman Center Tonight

Due to the Newman Club's "Junior/Senior Prom" at the Little Sisters of the Poor, there will be no dinner served at the Newman Center tonight. If you're interested in attending the prom as a date for one of their nursing home residents, contact Mike Roesch at mr201. The prom begins at 5 p.m.; students should meet at the Newman Center at 4:45 p.m.

* The Salvation Army – War on Hunger

The War on Hunger Campaign ends tomorrow, March 22, at noon! Help the University of Evansville buy a skid of food to help feed area families! Please donate in one of the following ways:
1) Make a monetary pledge at this site:
(The first 50 pledging over $3 will receive a coupon for a free medium coffee drink at Jazzman’s)

2) Purchase designated non-perishable food with cash or Flex to be donated directly to the War on Hunger.
Food items available at Café Court

All donations go directly to the Evansville Salvation Army Food Pantry & Soup Kitchen.

* UE Bookstore Summer and Fall Adoptions Due

All faculty and academic departments - remember that adoptions for Summer sessions and the Fall 2011 term are due in the UE Bookstore.  If you have any questions please contact the Bookstore. 

* Student Email Is Changing!

Student email is changing! The University is partnering with Microsoft to bring students larger mailboxes and a suite of online services, starting next week. To learn more, please visit

* Sunset Concert Volunteers Needed

If you would like to volunteer to help at Sunset Concert, email your times of availability to

* Sign Up's for Cajun Cooking Class Now Open

Do you burn water? Do you think Tapas is a Latin dance?  Then sign up for our My Kitchen – You’re Cooking Culinary Classes featuring campus Executive Chef Anthony Brown!  The class will cover Cajun food and will be held on Wednesday March 23 at 7 p.m.  It is only open to the first 10 people and the cost is one meal swipe or $8 cash/credit/debit so sign up soon!

* 2011-2012 Letterhead and Envelope Orders

The Office of Publications distributed letterhead and envelope ordering information to departments earlier this week. If your department uses letterhead or envelopes during the fiscal year, this is the time to order it. Theyare able to get a substantial price break on boxes of envelopes (500 quantity) and reams of letterhead (500 quantity) due to the size of the order. Smaller orders placed later in the year will be more expensive.

If you have not received the ordering information from the Office of Publications, please click on the electronic version of the information for letterhead or envelopes, e-mail, or call ext. 2561.


* Pick Up Commencement Announcements Today

Graduates who ordered announcements from the Bookstore on March 15 and before can pick up their announcments at the Bookstore at their earliest convenience.  Don't forget to allow yourself plenty of time for mailing your announcements to guest.

* Tickets for Mini Golf Classic on Sale

The women of Chi Omega will be hosting their annual fundraiser benefiting Albion Fellows Bacon Center, an organization devoted to preventing domestic violence and sexual assault. The event consists of miniature golf and will be held on April 2. It costs $10 to play. Sign up as an individual or in teams of four! People can sign up this week in Ridgway during lunch and dinner hours. Join us for fun and support a great cause!

* Claim a Different Room in Your Same Hall

If you have not yet signed up for housing for the 2011-11 academic year and would like a different room in your same residence hall, plan to stop by your hall's RA Office tonight during your respective time as indicated below:

  • Rising seniors register from 8-8:30 p.m.
  • Rising juniors register from 8:30-9 p.m.
  • Rising sophomores register from 9- 9:30 p.m.

Please be sure you have submitted your Housing and Food Service Contract, available on WebAdvisor, prior to selecting your room. If you cannot come at your designated time because of class, work, etc., you may send someone else in your place.  This person would be selecting your housing for you. See this Web site for more information about the Housing Assignments Process (including changing residence halls), or email UEHousing.  


* Foreign Languages Department Photo Contest

The Department of Foreign Languages invites students who studied abroad on a language immersion program for their major requirement to submit photos to the Foreign Language Department Photo Contest. If you studied abroad in Spring 2010, Summer 2010 or Fall 2010, you may submit up to 3 photos from your study abroad experience for the contest.  Printed photos should be no larger than 4 x 6, or photos may be submitted by email to The first place photo will be enlarged, framed and displayed in the Foreign Language Office - feel free to stop by and see winners from the past! You should submit your photos to Foreign Languages in Room 350, Olmsted Hall, by Wednesday, March 23, and put your name and the place on the back of the photo or on a separate sheet. The Department of Foreign Languages would love to display them on its bulletin board.  If you have questions, contact Kimberly at



* William Baer's Latest Book

Professor of English William Baer’s latest book, Psalter: A Sequence of Catholic Sonnets, was released earlier this month at the annual convention of The Association of Writers and Writing Programs in Washington, D.C., by its publisher Truman State University Press.  Psalter is a collection of 55 Biblically-based sonnets, and it’s received pre-publication praise from Richard Wilbur, Fr. George Rutler, and many others.  This is Baer’s sixteenth published book and his fifth collection of poetry.  His poems have been published individually in numerous journals, including The American Scholar, The Antioch Review, The Hudson Review, The Iowa Review, The Kenyon Review, London Magazine, Ploughshares, Poetry, Raritan, and The Southern Review




* Softball

 The Creighton Bluejays posted a 4-0 victory over the University of Evansville softball team yesterday at Cooper Stadium. Evansville will return to action on Wednesday, traveling to Southeast Missouri for a midweek doubleheader.

* Aces Hold Off Michigan State to Win Series

Senior Cody Fick improved his record to 3-0 on the mound and sophomore Jake Naumann earned his first career save, as the University of Evansville baseball team topped Michigan State, 6-5, Sunday at Braun Stadium. The Aces claimed the series, 2-1, and improved their record to 9-7 on the season. The Aces are back in action Wednesday when they host UT-Martin at Braun Stadium. UE beat the Skyhawks, 16-3, back on March 1.

* Men's Basketball

The 16-15 Purple Aces' men's basketball team enters the quarterfinal round of the College Basketball Invitational Monday night against the 21-12 Broncos of Boise State.  Game time is 8 Taco Bell Arena in Boise, Idaho.  There will be no television Monday, but the game will be broadcast on 91.5 FM WUEV and video streamed at The winner goes on to the semifinals Wednesday night.


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