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Tuesday, March 13, 2018

What's Happening Today

* Part-time job fair today

Come by the Ridgway University Center today – Tuesday, March 13 - to meet with area employers at the Part-Time Job Fair! The event is from 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. on the second floor of Ridgway University Center.

  • Business casual attire recommended
  • Bring many copies of your résumé

Submitted by Alison Morris-McDonald

* This Week in Music: Erickson and Student Recitals

Faculty Recital: Ross Erickson
Tuesday, March 13, 7:30 p.m., Wheeler Concert Hall

UE music faculty Ross Erickson (percussion) will present a faculty recital tonight - Tuesday, March 13 - at 7:30 p.m. in Wheeler Concert Hall. The program will feature works by Koshinski, Metheny, Golijov, Ewazen, and Kopetzki. He will be joined by Shawn Teichmer (saxophone), Leanna Hampton (flute), and Kirsten Jermé (cello). The concert is free and open to the public.

For complete program information, visit the music department concert calendar.

Student Recitals

March 17, 2:30 p.m., Wheeler Concert Hall – David Poindexter (voice)
March 18, 1:00 p.m., Wheeler Concert Hall – Annie Cloud (clarinet)
March 18, 2:30 p.m., Wheeler Concert Hall – Sarah Lee (violin)

Submitted by James Sullivan

* 56th Annual Student Art Exhibition

Art created by UE art students during the 2017-18 academic year will be on exhibit in a juried art exhibition in the Melvin Peterson Gallery until April 7. 

Submitted by Corliss Chastain 

* Counseling services sexual assault survivor art installation

Counseling services, with the support of Albion Fellows Bacon Center, is displaying the “What Were You Wearing?” sexual assault survivor art installation. The display features 10 outfits along with brief stories of the sexual assault. The main goal of the exhibit is to promote awareness about sexual violence and to combat victim-blaming by debunking the myth that a survivor could have prevented their assault had they worn something different.

The display can be seen today -Tuesday, March 13 - outside of counseling services on the second floor of Ridgway University Center. Staff from counseling services as well as Albion will be on hand for support and resources from 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. and the display will be available for viewing all day.

Submitted by Jennifer Hargus

* Informal Spanish conversation

Spanish students of all levels are welcome to practice with Fulbright Spanish TA Ignacio Benítez. The next session will be Thursday, March 22 at 1:00 p.m. in Room 400, Olmsted Administration Hall. It’s a wonderful opportunity to interact informally in Spanish with a native speaker and to meet other students of Spanish. Please contact Ignacio at if you have any questions. ¡Nos vemos!

Submitted by Ignacio Benitez


Upcoming Events

* University Worship in Neu Chapel

The campus community is invited to worship with the Neu Chapel community this Sunday at 11:00 a.m. in Neu Chapel. We will continue our Lenten observance and converse together about how God's grace is radically inclusive and all-embracing. As always, hot beverages and donuts will be available before and after the service!

Submitted by Keith Turner 

* Evansville NAACP president to speak on race tomorrow

The campus community is invited to attend a conversation on racial issues in America tomorrow - Thursday, March 15- at 7:00 p.m. in Neu Chapel. Our special guest for this event is the Rev. Gerald Arnold, the chapter president of the Evansville NAACP. All are welcome! Refreshments will be served.

Submitted by Keith Turner 

* Chris Padgett Concert today!

The Newman Center is traveling to USI to attend the Chris Padgett concert. Padgett is a Catholic comedian. Meet at the Newman Center today- Wednesday, March 14 - at 5:00 p.m. to carpool to this free concert and Taco Bar!

Submitted by Breanne Buerster

* Chipotle Giveback 3/18 for DPT Class of 2021

Please join us for a Chipotle Giveback on Sunday, March 18 from 4:00-8:00 p.m. on North Green River Road. All proceeds will go toward the White Coat Ceremony for the Doctorate of Physical Therapy Class of 2021. Please mention the giveback upon checking out. 

Submitted by Kendall Turner

* SIAM speaker to discuss "Linear Algebra Behind Google"

The next SIAM lecture is planned today - Wednesday, March 14 - from noon-1:00 p.m. in Room 100 in Koch Center for Engineering and Science. There will be FREE pizza!

The speaker will be Rose-Hulman professor of mathematics Kurt Bryan (MAA). His topic will be "The $25,000,000,000 Eigenvector: The Linear Algebra Behind Google." 

When Google went online in the late 1990's, one thing that set it apart from other search engines was that its search result listings always seemed to deliver the "good stuff" up front. With other search engines, you often had to wade through screen after screen of links to irrelevant web pages that just happened to match the search text. Part of the magic behind Google is its PageRank algorithm, which quantitatively rates the importance of each page on the web, allowing Google to rank the pages and thereby present to the user the more important (and typically most relevant and helpful) pages first. Bryan will show you how the classic PageRank algorithm works. It involves nothing more than elementary linear algebra, on a system of a few billion equations!

* UE plans benefit reading of Vagina Monologues

A benefit reading of The Vagina Monologues is set for Thursday, March 15, at the University of Evansville. The event begins at 7:00 p.m. in room 126 in Hyde Hall, with doors opening at 6:30 p.m. Admission is $10 for the general public and $7 for students.

Proceeds will be donated to the Albion Fellows Bacon Center in Evansville and the V-Day Rise 2018 campaign. The Albion Fellows Bacon Center works to prevent domestic and sexual violence in the community and offers services to empower victims. V-Day is a global activist movement working for an end to violence against women and girls.

The event is being sponsored by UE4SHE, the Office of Diversity, and the Black Student Union at the University of Evansville.

Tickets will be available for purchase at the door. To purchase tickets in advance, please contact Annette Parks at

For more information on the event, go to

* 2018 Staff Appreciation Dinner

Each staff employee and their guest are invited to attend the Staff Appreciation Dinner at the Log Inn on Wednesday, April 11. The social hour (cash bar and appetizers) begins at 6:00 p.m. and the dinner will begin at 7:00 p.m. Please join Dr. Kazee in the presentation of staff service awards and for the presentation of the Staff Employee of The Year Award.

Invitations will be sent to staff employees via UE campus mail during the middle of March. Please contact Human Resources at ext. 2943 if you have any questions.

Submitted by Lori LeDuc 

* Scholars for Syria's 2018 Spring Speaker Series

The topic of the Scholars for Syria's 2018 Spring Speaker Series lecture today - Thursday, April 5 - will be "Immigration and Syria: Foundations and Consequences of the American Ethnic Hierarchy." The lecture begins at 6:00 p.m. in Room 162 in the Schroeder School of Business Building. The event is free and open to the public. The speaker will be UE assistant professor of sociology Rob Shelby.

Shelby will present the idea that Syrian refugees, like many minority groups before, encounter prejudice and discrimination as widespread negative perceptions persist in American social consciousness. Shelby earned his PhD from the University of Louisville in applied sociology, his graduate degrees in sociology from Western Illinois University and communications from Trinity International University. He earned his undergraduate degree in youth ministry and biblical studies from Trinity International University.

The audience will be invited to engage in conversation with Shelby and UE Syrian students in attendance at the lecture.

For more information on the speaker series, contact 812-488-2218.

* Rosary Prayer at 10:00 a.m. on Thursdays

The Newman Club will be offering a 20-minute rosary prayer every Thursday at 10:00 a.m. in the Center for Academic Advising in the Clifford Memorial Library. Students and faculty are welcome. For more information, contact Olivia at

Submitted by Carly Walker


Info You Should Know

* 2018 baseball team caps in bookstore

The UE Bookstore now has available the cap styles that the baseball team is wearing this spring. There are three colors available - orange w/purple bill, purple w/orange bill, and grey w/purple bill. Get them while they last.

Submitted by Doug Gustwiller 

* Summer & fall textbook adoptions are due

This is a reminder to all faculty and departments that textbook adoptions should not be submitted to the UE Bookstore as soon as possible for the Summer session and Fall 2018 term. If you have any questions, please contact the Bookstore. 

* Attention students and advisors: GAP has a new name!

Students registering for fall GAP classes should look for CHNG when searching for courses in the registration system or when talking with advisors.  GAP is now called ChangeLab. Courses available for the fall can be found at

Questions? Contact Erin Lewis at

Submitted by Cindy Kelley

* Purchasing procedures announced for May 2018

As the end of the University’s fiscal year approaches on May 31, administrative services and accounting and audit announce the following procedures related to purchases of goods and services during May.

Pcard purchases

  • Pcard purchases posting on the May statement (cycle end date is May 21) will be paid from FY 2017-18 funds. Most shipments post on your Pcard within three to four business days. However, vendors have up to nine business days to post transactions.
  • Pcard purchases posting from May 22 through May 31 will be paid from FY 2018-19 (new year) funds, unless the item purchased exceeds $500. Purchases exceeding $500 will be paid from FY 2017-18 funds.

Office Depot orders

  • Normally, Office Depot orders placed online by 3:00 p.m. for items in stock are delivered the next business day. Upon delivery, the transaction should post on your Pcard within three to four business days.
  • Office Depot orders received by May 15 will likely post on the May 21 Pcard Cycle and be paid from FY 2017-18 funds.
  • Office Depot orders placed and received but posting to the Pcard between May 22 and May 31 will be paid from FY 2018-19 funds, unless the items purchased exceed $500. Purchases exceeding $500 will be paid from FY 2017-18 funds.

Purchase Orders

  • Approved requisitions converted into purchase orders and delivered by May 31 will be paid from FY 2017-18 funds.
  • Approved requisitions indicating FY 2018-19 written on them in red ink will be processed with a delivery date of June 1 or later.
  • Backordered purchase orders not delivered by May 31 will be paid from FY 2018-19 funds.

Blanket Orders

  • All FY 2017-18 blanket orders expire on May 31.
  • Approved requisitions for FY 2018-19 (new year) blanket orders may now be submitted with June 1, 2018 through May 31, 2019 effective dates.
  • Backordered blanket purchase order items not delivered by May 31 will be paid from FY 2018-19 funds.

Requisitions for check request

  • All services completed and items purchased (and on campus) by May 31 must be submitted on a WebAdvisor voucher to accounting and audit by Monday, June 18 to be paid from FY 2017-18 funds. Any pre-May 31st purchases submitted for payment after this date will be charged to FY 2018-19.

Submitted by Kim Winsett 

* Select a room in your current residence hall

The process for students to select a room in their current residence hall for next year takes place Tuesday, March 13, 9:00-10:30 p.m. in Eykamp Hall, Ridgway University Center. If you are interested in reserving a room in your same residence hall for next year, please go to Eykamp Hall at this date and time. The building staff will be ready to assist you.

If you would like to switch buildings for next year, submit a housing contract on WebAdvisor and do not sign up for a room in your same hall. You will receive more information about the process to select a room in a different hall later in the week.

Submitted by Brian Conner

* Spring 2018 UE Magazine now available online

The newest issue of the UE Magazine is now available to view online. Articles include in-depth features with President Tom Kazee and First Lady Sharon Kazee, an update on former UE president Stephen Jennings, campus news, Aces in Action, alumni spotlights, class notes, and more.

Hard copies will arrive in campus offices and alumni mailboxes this week. For additional copies, please contact the Office of Alumni Relations.

Read the Spring 2018 UE Magazine online

* Remodeling Kallipolis apps deadline is this Friday!

Kallipolis is a conceptual model of a city/state in Plato's Republic that tests intuitions on the relationship between the individual and the state and develops strategies for transforming a social order from systemic injustice to one that promotes justice for all.

The Remodeling Kallipolis Project seeks to re-model portions of Plato's conceptual model in an agent-based computer system in order to explore the consistency and viability of Plato's ideas. While there are good reasons to think that Plato's idealized city cannot be modeled perfectly in a computer simulation, there is little doubt that the attempt to do so will help students 1) gain a better understanding of Plato's Republic, 2) appreciate the complexity of interacting social forces insofar as they affect both individual and collective life, and 3) become sensitive to some of the regulatory factors that govern social change.

The Cognitive Science Modeling Lab (CSML) at the University of Evansville is currently seeking six students to work as a team on the first phases of this project during this coming Fall (2018). While any UE student is eligible to apply, students in the following areas are particularly suited to work on this project: cognitive science, computer science, computer engineering, criminal justice, economics, education, ethics and social change, international studies, mathematics, neuroscience, philosophy, political science, psychology, sociology, and statistics and data science.

Work on this project will carry three hours of COGS 492 internship credit. While a computer programming background is not required, it is essential that at least three of the team members have some programming experience, preferably with NetLogo or another agent-based programming language. Familiarity with Plato's Republic is a plus.

Selection of team members will be made by way of an application process. If you are interested in working on this project, please send a cover letter outlining any particular qualifications and motivations you have, a resume or CV, and the name of two UE professors who can comment on the quality of your work to professor of philosophy Anthony Beavers at The deadline for applications is March 16.

Submitted by Anthony Beavers



* Spring 2018 Honors Program Undergraduate Research Grants Awarded

The Honors Program is pleased to announce the recipients of the Spring 2018 Honors Program Undergraduate Research Grants: Josh Baty and Alice Daum. Both Josh and Alice will receive funding support from the Honors Program to complete their honors projects.

Josh, a senior biology major, will use his grant funding to conduct research for his honors project entitled “Restriction on Bacterial Diversity Demonstrated by Community Level Physiologic Profiling (CLPP) Using Biolog EcoPlatesTM After Carbon Tetrachloride Exposure and with the Introduction of Bioremedial Nutrients.”

Alice, a senior psychology major, will use her grant funding to conduct a study exploring her honors project topic, “Factors Inhibiting Political Expression.”

Josh and Alice will present the results of their research, along with other Honors Program graduates, in April during the Honors Program Project Presentations. Congratulations, Josh and Alice!

* Azarian publishes reviews of research papers

Mohammad K. Azarian, professor of mathematics, published reviews of two research papers in the American Mathematical Society's Mathematical Reviews (MathSciNet), the authoritative gateway to the scholarly literature of mathematics.

The first paper, by Tamás Lengyel and Diego Marques, entitled " The 2-Order of Some Generalized Fibonacci Numbers," was published in Integers 17 (2017). In this paper the authors fully characterize the 2-adic valuations of the generalized Fibonacci sequence of order 4. They also partially characterize the 2-adic valuations of the generalized Fibonacci sequence of order 5.

The second paper, by Yildiz Aydin and Ali Pancar, entitled "Frattini Supplements and Frat Series", appeared in the Bulletin of the Iranian Mathematical Society 43 (2017). The authors have shown that finite abelian groups are Frattini supplemented, and every conjugate of a Frattini supplement of a subgroup is also a Frattini supplement. Also, they have obtained new characterization of primitivity of groups in terms of Frattini supplemented groups.

Moreover, Azarian accepted the invitation to serve on the editorial board of The Iranian Journal of Mathematical Sciences and Informatics.


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