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Friday, October 28, 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

* Faculty and Staff - Homecoming Decorating Contest

Attention faculty and staff!  Help us celebrate homecoming week by decorating your office, desk, and/or door with a "GO UE...  Beat Butler" theme to show off your school spirit!  Offices who would like to participate in the competition should please email Monica Spencer at  Judging take place the afternoon of Friday, Nov. 11.

* 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!


* 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!  


Upcoming Events

* Engineering Speed Networking Event

Make plans to attend the first annual Engineering Speed Networking Event on Wednesday, Nov. 2, 6-8:30 p.m. in Eykamp Hall, Ridgway University Center. This event is open to seniors through freshman and the attending organizations will be there to speak about their full-time, internship and co-op opportunities. Typical majors sought by these organizations include Civil, Mechanical, Electrical, Computer Engineering and Computer Science  To attend, you must RSVP through UE JobLink.  There is limited availability and you should RSVP as quickly as possible.  Deadline to sign up will be Tuesday, Nov. 1, at noon.  Act now!  View registered organizations in JobLink.  If you have questions or need assistance, please call 812-488-1083 or

* TKE Annual Glamour Girl Set for Saturday

TKE will be hosting its annual mock-beauty pageant Glamour Girl this Saturday, Oct. 29, from 7-9 p.m. in Eykamp 251, Ridgway University Center. This years theme is Halloween, and the money raised will benefit St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Tickets are on sale for $4 during the week and $5 on Saturday. Stop by for a fun time! 

* Annual Chili Bowl Sale

The Clay Club's 9th Annual Chili Bowl Sale is Thursday, Nov. 3. This year's event will be set up in a tent just outside of Hyde Hall.  Buy a bowl of chili and keep the handmade, one of a kind ceramic bowl. The first bowl of chili will be served at 11 a.m. and the sale will continue until 1 p.m., provided the chili and bowls don’t run out. Also for sale will be bottled water, the chili condiments are free. Prices are as follows:
Students with a valid UE ID: first bowl - $5
Faculty, Staff and guests: first bowl - $7
Everyone: second, third, etc. bowls - $10
Water – $1

Rain or shine the tent will be set up, the chili will be cooking and the bowls will be washed and ready.

* Caramel Apples and Cookies for Sale!

The Department of Archaeology and Art History will be selling caramel apples and cookies on Monday, Oct  31 from 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m. in the Hyde Hall lobby to raise money for the Archaeological Research Award.  Come support our program by enjoying a delicious treat on Halloween!

* 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!

* 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.

* 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.

* 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.


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.

* Piano Students and Faculty Attend State Conference

Seven piano students and the UE piano faculty attended the recent Indiana Music Teachers Association State Conference in Bloomington.  Conference sessions included presentations on piano repertoire, teaching piano to children with special needs, teaching composition, and a recital and masterclass by renowned artist James Tocco.

In the photo - (front row) Meghan Messer, Jerren Shidler, Melissa Hardy, Colleen Vonalt, and Josh Kight; and  (back row) Professor of Music Anne Fiedler, Associate Professor of Music Garnet Ungar, Jennifer Nowacki, and Joe Luegers.

* 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.


Treasures and Traditions

* Early Theatre Productions

When the University of Evansville first opened its doors, the institution - then known as Evansville College - had no Department of Theatre.  However the student body put on many plays as part of its extracurricular activitites. In the college's 1923 yearbook's senior class history, mention was made of a "skit we presented in chapel ... which took the prize in the school and which we gave also before the Kiwanis and Rotary clubs ...Then there was our theatre party to see Lulu Bett. We drew much inspiration therefrom for our own Senior plays, The Good Men Do and The Medicine Man, which we elected shortly afterward to give."



* Southern Illinois Next Up For Aces Volleyball

Southern Illinois is set to come to town on Friday to begin a three-match homestand for the University of Evansville volleyball team at 7 p.m.

The Aces are down to their final seven matches of the season, beginning on Friday evening. Evansville will play five of its final seven contests of the season at the Carson Center, including a pair next weekend against Indiana State and Illinois State.

Evansville saw its record fall to 12-14 and 2-9 in the MVC with a pair of losses last weekend at Drake and Creighton. In Friday’s match against the Bulldogs, UE was up 24-16 in the opening set before surrendering 10-straight points to take the loss. Drake would eventually win the match in four games.

On Saturday at Creighton, Brooke Maher put forth a 12-kill effort while Hannah Wilson notched 10, but the Bluejays blanked the Aces, 3-0, as Heather Thorson notched 14 kills.

Southern Illinois has had a tough streak of its own entering Friday’s match, falling in their last five matches. Last weekend, SIU lost a pair of hard-fought matches, falling to Creighton and Drake in five sets.

Jessica Whitehead leads the Saluki offensive attack with 279 kills on the season. She is followed closely by Laura Thole’s total of 264. Thole gets the job done on both sides, ranking second on the team with 247 digs.

Evansville continues its homestand next weekend, taking on Indiana State on Friday evening before Illinois State comes to town on Saturday.

* Aces Stun Bears In Overtime, 1-0, Earning MVC Tourney Berth

Just 30 seconds into overtime, sophomore Stephanie Thompson drilled a free kick into the top left corner of the net, clinching a berth to the Missouri Valley Conference Tournament, as the University of Evansville women’s soccer team stunned Missouri State, 1-0, Thursday night at Arad McCutchan Stadium.

The victory gives the Purple Aces a 3-11-4 overall record and 2-4 mark in the Valley, good for a No. 4 seed in the tournament. Evansville, Drake, and Northern Iowa all end the regular season with a 2-4 record. UE will host Drake University Sunday at 1:00 p.m. CT in the quarterfinals.

Missouri State entered the match looking to seal a regular season conference championship, but left with a 11-4-2 overall mark and 4-1-1 league record, seeding them second in the tournament behind Illinois State who topped Creighton, 8-1, tonight.

While Missouri State held an outstanding 26-10 shot advantage in the match, quality topped quantity, as Evansville made the most of its opportunities.

After a 0-0 stalemate through 90:00 minutes, sophomore Breana Beine led a breakaway down the middle of the field. As she entered the box, a flagrant foul resulted in a yellow card and free kick for the Aces. That’s when Thompson led UE to its sixth straight MVC tournament appearance.

Thompson piloted Evansville with four shots on the night, all on goal, followed by Kaitlin Robinett’s two shots.
Junior goalkeeper Chaviel Harrison recorded 14 saves and the shutout, breaking her own school record for saves in a season, set in 2010. Harrison had 116 last year and finished the 2011 regular season with 127.

The victory was especially sweet for the Aces, having Abby Guerra in attendance. Guerra, a starting midfielder for UE in 2009, made her first trip back to Evansville today since surviving a fatal car accident in July, 2010.


* 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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