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Thursday, October 27, 2011

* Take a Class Over Winter Break!

UE is offering a limited number of classes online from Dec. 15 through Jan. 6. Winter Intersession registration starts Tuesday, Nov. 1, in the Office of the Registrar, OH 106.  You can pick up the blue Winter Intersession Add/Drop Form at that time. The yellow add/drop forms will not be accepted for winter registration.

Limited financial aid may be available, but any scholarships you have been awarded for fall and spring are not applicable.  More information, including classes offered, cost, and policies, is available on the UE website at  


What's Happening Today

* IVCF – How Can We Know God?

InterVarsity Christian Fellowship invites everyone to learn how we can have friendship with God through prayer and reading the Bible. Come to the basement of Neu Chapel (Grabill Lounge) at 8 p.m. tonight (Thursday, Oct. 27). Bring your friends and your questions! For more information, please contact

* 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!

* 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

* RSA Is Hosting a T-Shirt Contest

Want a free t-shirt and $15?? Resident Students Association (RSA) is hosting a t-shirt contest, and you can win just that! RSA is asking anyone and everyone to create an attractive and alluring t-shirt design to display what they are all about. We ask that you visit the website,, to get information about the organization. All entries or questions regarding the contest should be addressed to Nina Weiss at Entries must be submitted by Wednesday, Nov. 2.  Now what are you waiting for? Let’s get creative!  

* 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. 


Upcoming Events

* Physical Therapy Club

The Physical Therapy Club will be holding a meeting at noon on Monday, Oct. 31. Check your emails for the location. The group will be discussing future events and fundraisers (Holiday Village, Ronald McDonald House, Marquette Challenge, etc). All members should plan to attend. Please note - this is the last chance to pay dues for the semester.



* Vincent Harper to Speak at November Andiron Lecture

Assistant Professor of Special Education Vincent Harper will be the speaker at the Andiron Lecture on Wednesday, Nov. 2 in Eykamp 252, Ridgway University Center. The lecture begins at 4 p.m. A social gathering with beverages begins at 3:45 p.m.

(Please note - there is a possibility this event will have to be moved to Smythe Lecture Hall in Schroeder Family School of Business Administration Building - same date and time. If this does happen, notification will be published in AceNotes)

Harper will be discussing “Collaborative Partnerships between Public Schools and Religious Institutions:  Building Trust and Sharing Capacity.”

He explains that “religious and faith-based institutions provide a variety of valuable, community-based services to families, such as child care, educational programs, counseling services, and basic needs assistance such as food and clothing distribution. This presentation will examine findings from a recent study that validate the feasibility of collaborative partnerships between public schools and religious institutions as a way of improving the socioeconomic and educational outcomes of families in their shared community.”

Harper is a recent graduate of the University of Oklahoma where he earned his PhD. He has over 10 years of educational experience in K-12 education working as an elementary and special education teacher and as a school administrator. His research interests include the development of faith-based strategies for establishing community partnerships to better serve marginalized populations.

For further information, call the series coordinator M. Christine Mohn at 812-488-2585 or the College of Arts and Sciences at 812-488-2589.


* T. Lloyd Benson to Speak at Fiddick Lecture

T. Lloyd Benson will be the speaker at the Thomas C. Fiddick Memorial Lecture on Friday, Nov. 11. The event begins at 7 p.m. in Eykamp Hall, in the Ridgway University Center. Benson's topic will be "Blood and Ballots: The Midwestern Politics of the Army of the Cumberland."

Benson is the Walter Kenneth Mattison Professor of History at Furman University. He received the South Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities Teacher of the Year Award for Furman in 2009. He was awarded Furman's Alester G. and Janie Earle Furman Award for Meritorious Teaching in 1998 and the Faculty Member of the Year award in 1994 from the Association of Furman Students.

He has an A.A. degree from the State University of New York's Empire State College, and B.A., M.A., and PhD degrees in history from the University of Virginia.

He is the author of several publications including The Caning of Senator Sumner and many articles about pre-Civil War America history, applications of digital technology in the liberal arts and the use of geographic information systems for teaching and research.  Currently he is developing a research project on the political rhetoric and geography of gender, family and household in six mid-nineteenth century Atlantic World cities.

* Correction to Flush Flash!

Trick or Eat will be held Sunday, Oct. 30, from 4-6 p.m. - NOT Saturday as posted on Flush Flash. Trick or Eat is a canned food drive where students “trick or treat” for canned foods on or near Halloween.  This year, cans will be donated to the Tri-State Food Bank. Prizes will be given for best costume and to the team that collects the most cans! Sign up in Ridgway University Center on Oct. 26, 27, and 28 for teams of four to five. (You will need one car per team). For more information contact Lauren Taylor at

* 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!

* 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:

* 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!


* Retirement Party for Jim Patton Planned on October 31

A retirement party for Assistant Director of Financial Aid Jim Patton is planned for Monday, Oct. 31 from 1:30-3:30 p.m. in the Office of Financial Aid. Refreshments will be served.

* 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

* 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.



* Smokefree Communities Present Comedy for a Cause

Smokefree Communities, a grant funded program at UE, is presenting Comedy for a Cause to benefit the American Cancer Society Action Network on Saturday, Nov. 5, at The Event Gallery at 956 Parrett Street in downtown Evansville (intersection of Washington, Parrett and Third) Doors open at 9 p.m., with the show beginning at 9:30 p.m. with opening act, Brad Wilhelm. Tickets can be purchased for $8 student discount/$15 in advance / $20 the day of the show at the following locations: Penny Lane, Bokeh Lounge, Lynch’s Barber Shop, Our Times Newspaper or by calling Smokefree Communities at 812-303-7378. (21 and over only)

The event will feature nationally renowned comedian, Rene Hicks, who has appeared on her own half hour Comedy Central show, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, the Dave Chappell Show and in the Secondhand Smoke is No Joke commercials. She was twice named  National Association for Campus Activities Comedy Entertainer of the Year.  Rene is a lung cancer survivor and advocate for smokefree workplaces.

* Robert Catena

Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy  Robert Catena co-authored "Biomechanics and Injury Risk Assessment of Falls onto Protective Floor Mats" with collaborations at Cal State University - Los Angeles and Mercedes Benz. This research was published in the journal Rehabilitation Nursing.

Catena also co-authored "Balance control during lateral load transfers over a slippery surface" with collaborations at Harvard University and Liberty Mutual. This research was published in the journal Ergonomics.


* Ralph Larmann

Ralph Larmann, associate professor of art, will be presenting a solo exhibition at Xavier University from Nov. 9 - Dec. 16. The exhibition - titled "The Powers That Be" - features 25 of Larmann's paintings, drawings, and prints. The opening reception will be Wednesday, Nov. 9 from 6-8 pm. The Xavier University Art Gallery is located in the A.B. Cohen Center and is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. This solo exhibition was awarded as the Grand Prize at last year's "Art at the X" national competitive exhibition.

* William Brown

Professor of Art William Brown has a one-man show on display at the Rotunda Gallery in the Henderson Public Library. The 20 pieces of art on display consist of watercolors, oils and ink drawings, and will be on display until Dec. 15. The library is open Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday. 


Sympathy to...

* Dan McLain and Family

The UE community extends its sympathy to Dan McLain, Sodexo general manager of food services for the University, on the death of his sister Amanda McLain who passed away on Oct. 24, in Wheaton, Ill.



* UE Women's Soccer To Battle Lady Bears In Final Regular Season Match

In the final match of the regular season, the University of Evansville women’s soccer team will be fighting for a spot in the Missouri Valley Conference Tournament Thursday when they host Missouri State, who will be fighting for a regular-season championship title. The match is set for 7 p.m. at Arad McCutchan Stadium.

Missouri State enters Thursday’s match in search of a regular-season conference championship. A win, will clinch the title for the Bears, who have yet to lose a Valley contest this season. In fact, MSU has not lost a game since Sept. 4th, when they fell, 3-1, at Oklahoma. Since then, the Bears have gone 9-0-2. Most recently, Missouri State comes off a 1-1 tie at Creighton (10/16) and a 2-0 win over Northern Iowa last Saturday. Bethany Smith pilots the offense with eight goals, two assists, and 18 points, followed by Shelby Stewart (4g, 1a, 9pts). Michelle Somer and Rachel Weimer have each scored two goals for the Lady Bears. Goalkeeper Jessica Teahan owns a 0.88 GAA, 88 saves, a .863 save percentage, and leads the MVC with seven shutouts.

Evansville comes off an exciting Senior Day victory, in which the Aces shut out Drake, 3-0, Sunday. Sophomore Kaitlin Robinett headed in the game-winning goal on a lob pass from classmate Stephanie Thompson in the 67th minute. Breana Beine scored two goals just over a minute apart from each other to seal the victory. On the season, Robinett leads the Aces with four goals, two assists, and 10 points, followed by Thompson (3g, 2a, 8pts) and Beine (3g, 1a, 7pts).  Juniors Tasha Prentice and Kristen Davis have each tallied two goals apiece. In net, junior Chaviel Harrison owns a 1.79 GAA, 113 saves, .779 save percentage, and three shutouts.

A year and three months after surviving a fatal car accident, Abby Guerra will be reunited with her Evansville family Thursday.

On July 18, 2010, Guerra and four friends were returning home to Arizona from an outing at Disneyland in southern California when a tire blew out on their vehicle, it rolled over, and two of Guerra's friends were killed.  In fact, it was first believed that Guerra was one of those who had died.  Her life remained in jeopardy for several days. Many medical procedures followed, and Guerra, who was a starter for the Aces as a freshman in 2009, and was fourth on the team in goals scored (2) and total points (5), spent three months following the accident under hospital care.

However, the Aces’ midfielder has shown remarkable spirit, determination, and progress and she is ready to make her first journey back to Evansville since the incident.

Junior goalkeeper Chaviel Harrison recorded 11 saves, a shutout, and a 0.50 GAA, playing all 180:00 minutes last week. Harrison recorded four saves in the Aces’ 1-0 loss at Indiana State, facing 12 shots, and tallied seven saves in Evansville’s, 3-0, shutout over Drake, going up against 16 shots by the Bulldogs. Harrison has 113 saves on the season; just four away from breaking her own school record of 116 saves in a single season set in 2010.

Sophomore Breana Beine led Evansville to a 3-0 conference win over Drake Sunday with two goals, scored 70 seconds apart from each other. In the 88th minute, Beine took command, and led a breakaway down the left side of the field. Her shot between two defenders found the back right of the net and gave Evansville a comfortable 2-0 lead with just minutes remaining. However, Beine was not done yet. Just over a minute later, from almost the exact same spot on the field, the native of St. Peters, Mo. scored her third goal of the year. Beine led the squad with eight shots, including five on goal, as UE recorded 15 shots and a season-high 10 shots on goal in the win. Beine was the MVC Freshman of the Year in 2010 and a first-team all-conference selection.

The Aces captured its second win of the season and first home victory of the year Sunday on Senior Day. UE shut out Drake, 3-0. In a pregame Senior Day ceremony, senior defenders Sam Conrad and Kasey Cartwright, along with student assistant coach Colleen Marty and student athletic trainer Garrett Dugger, were honored for their contributions to the women’s soccer program.

Entering Thursday’s match, Evansville (1-4), Drake (1-4), and Indiana State (1-5) all have one win in the Valley, while Northern Iowa (2-3) has two. A win or tie for Evansville will clinch a place in the six-team tournament, as Indiana State sits in seventh with no games left. However, a loss will give UE the same record as the Sycamores and both squads’ fates will depend on Drake’s match with Northern Iowa. This season Evansville beat Drake, Drake beat Indiana State, and Indiana State beat Evansville.

* UE Men's Soccer Gives No. 10 IU a Run, But Slips 2-1

The University of Evansville men’s soccer team gave No. 10 Indiana University a run for its money Wednesday night, withstanding down pouring rain and a slick Black Beauty Field, but was edged, 2-1, by the Hoosiers. With the loss, the Purple Aces fall to 5-8-1 overall, while the nationally ranked IU squad improve to 10-3-3.

With the score remaining at 0-0 for much of the first half, the Hoosiers broke the deadlock in the 39th minute of play when Harrison Petts and Chris Estridge executed a give-and-go in the middle of the box, luring keeper Eric Teppen away from the mouth of the goal. Estridge received Petts’ quick pass on the left side and fired it past Teppen to the back right corner of the net for a 1-0 lead.

The Hoosiers expanded its lead in the 57th minute when Alec Purdie passed ahead to Nikita Kotlov in the box. Kotlov’s shot found the back left side of the net.

However, when everything looked in favor of IU, the Aces picked up the intensity and quickly put themselves back into the match, scoring UE’s first goal in the Hoosier series since 2008. At the 58:00 minute mark, senior Aaron Henkle crossed a perfectly placed ball into the middle of the box to freshman Nick Schroeder. Schroeder headed the ball to the back right corner of the net past goalkeeper Michael Soderlund.

Senior Tad Kreamalameyer led the attack late in the game, taking three good shots on goal in the 73rd, 77th, and 79th minute, but Soderlund made the saves, finishing with five on the day.

In the match, both squads took 11 shots, while UE held a slight 6-5 shot on goal advantage. Kreamalmeyer led UE with four shots, three on goal. Junior Jesse Sharp and Schroeder each took two shots for the Aces.

Teppen tallied three saves in the full 90:00 minutes.

The Aces are back in action Saturday when they play host to Missouri Valley Conference opponent Bradley at 7 p.m. . Evansville closes out its home schedule Tuesday, Nov. 1, welcoming Western Illinois for Senior Night.


* Faculty and Staff - IU and Butler Ticket Pick Up

 Full time faculty, staff, and emeriti will have the opportunity to pick up tickets to the UE vs. Butler and UE vs. IU games beginning at 10 a.m. on Oct. 31. A limited allotment of 300 tickets is available for pick up for each game. Due to the limited number of tickets available for these games, each full time faculty, staff, or emeriti must bring their own ID to the athletic ticket office in the Carson Center in order to receive their tickets. Individuals without an ID or those who are not classified as full time employees will not be granted tickets. Those who bring coworker’s IDs will not be granted the additional tickets. Tickets to the UE vs. Butler game are free, while tickets to the UE vs. IU game are $10 each.



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