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Monday, October 29, 2018

* University of Evansville's United Way Campaign begins today!

The University of Evansville’s United Way campaign begins today - Monday, October 26 - and ends on Friday, November 2. This year, we have arranged to make our personal donations through ePledge, an easy and convenient online pledge system. Please watch your inbox for an email from Keith Gehlhausen that will contain the link and detailed instructions on how you can make your pledge online. Thanks again for your support of United Way’s fight for the health, education, and financial stability of every person in our community. United we fight, and United we win!

* Active Shooter Drill – Practice "Run" Only!

In response to the Active Shooter Drill, all campus community members are asked to focus solely on the RUN aspect of “Run, Hide, Fight.” regardless of whether the fictitious event affects your specific location.

This means that everyone should vacate their building (simulating the RUN aspect).  

Members of the Evansville Police Department will be stationed throughout the campus to gauge individual responses to the drill, as well as determine how quickly individuals were able to make a decision as to which door to exit based on the information given about the fictional shooter. Once individuals leave a building, they should move away from the building and toward the outer perimeter of the campus but should not leave the campus, move vehicles or travel beyond the Weinbach/Lincoln/Rotherwood/Walnut square. 

Once the drill is over, another AceAlert will be sent with the announcement to resume normal duties. 

The drill will take place sometime between 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., between October 29-November 2. The drill will be announced to the campus via Ace Alerts and the new active shooter audio siren will sound through all computers and video monitors signaling there is a threatening event.   

In the spring, we will conduct another active shooter drill - focusing on the HIDE aspect of “Run, Hide, Fight.”

Any questions, please contact the Office of Safety and Security at 812-488-2051.

* Annual Veterans Day service

The University of Evansville’s annual Veterans Day service is set for Friday, November 9 from 11:00-noon in Wheeler Concert Hall in the Krannert Hall of Art and Music. The campus community, alumni, and friends are invited to this celebration.

This year’s speaker will be Colonel Michael Roscoe, U.S. Army National Guard. Roscoe is the chair and founding director of the Physician Assistant Science program at the University of Evansville.

Roscoe began his military career in 2000 by commissioning to the Indiana National Guard. Currently, he is a senior PA for the state of Indiana working with the Surgeon General. He deployed to Afghanistan for his first combat tour in 2004-05 where he served as a physician assistant at a forward operating base in Kabul and on several medical “jump teams” all across Afghanistan. He had a second combat tour in Balad, Iraq in 2008-09 where he was the officer-in-charge of the busiest troop medical clinic (TMC) in Iraq at the time.

Roscoe earned a PhD in international health science in 2009 from Touro University International (military sponsored) with his specialization in risk mapping of Leishmaniosis in Afghanistan. He has a Master of Science from Purdue University, a second Master in Physician Assistant Studies from University of Nebraska specializing in emergency medicine. Finally, he has two bachelor’s degrees from Butler University.

Roscoe has received many military awards and achievements, but most notable was a Bronze Star for his work with the international medical community, leishmaniosis research, and assisting with getting four Afghan children back to the United States for life saving surgeries. Roscoe also received the Combat Medical Badge for his time with the medical jump teams and a Combat Patch for War-time Service (3).

What's Happening Today

* Family of Henrietta Lacks to speak at UE today

The Lacks family will be guests of the University of Evansville’s Honors Program TODAY - Monday, October 29 - for a presentation and question and answer session in connection with The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, the bestseller written by Rebecca Skloot about their matriarch, Henrietta Lacks. The event is from 6:00-7:00 p.m. in Eykamp Hall, Ridgway University Center and is free and open to the public.

The book is the winner of several awards, including the 2010 Chicago Tribune Heartland Prize for Nonfiction, the 2010 Wellcome Trust Book Prize, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science’s Award for Excellence in Science Writing. It was featured on over 60 critics’ best of the year lists. The book was also made into an HBO movie starring Oprah Winfrey.

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks tells the story of Henrietta Lacks, a poor, black, tobacco farmer who had cells taken from her in 1951 without her knowledge. The cells became the first immortal human cells grown in the laboratory. Dubbed HeLa, they became one of the most important tools in modern medicine, vital for developing the polio vaccine, cloning, gene mapping, in vitro fertilization, and more. Henrietta died in 1951 but her cells are still the most widely used in the world. Henrietta’s cells have helped biotech companies make millions, yet her family never benefited from their commercialization. Special guests at the UE event will include David Lacks, Jr. and Alfred Carter, Jr., grandsons of Henrietta Lacks.

The Lacks family’s presentation will put a personal face on such issues as the history of medical experimentation on African Americans, bioethics, legal battles over informed consent, and who controls what we are made of and who should profit from it.

The Lacks family is being brought to the UE campus by UE’s Honors Program, along with support from UE Student Government, Office of Academic Affairs, School of Public Health, and the Patricia H. Snyder Concert and Lecture Series.

* Habitat for Humanity: Mexico interest meetings today and tomorrow

Students now have the chance to spend a part of summer in Mexico helping Habitat for Humanity build homes for families living in poverty. This program offers a unique opportunity for UE students to take the skills and techniques learned in the classroom to better the lives of those in need in Mexico. As you help build a home with a partner family, you will become part of the community you are serving. You will be invited to eat traditional Mexican foods, interact with families within the community you’re helping to improve, explore local sites, and learn about the innovative Habitat model of home ownership that helps us create a world where everyone has a decent place to live.

No previous building experience is required for this trip. All you need is an open mind, a good attitude, and a heart for service!

If you are interested in this program, make sure to stop by one of our information meetings to learn more! There will be a meeting today -  Monday, October 29 - at 4:00 p.m. in Room 173 in the Schroeder School of Business Building and one on Tuesday, October 30 at 12:30 in Room 250 in the Schroeder School of Business Building

Submitted by Greta Becker gb91@evansville.edu

* Jonathan Hittner: Efroymson Artist in Residence & Exhibition: "History Lessons from the Future"

The work of Efroymson Artist in Residence Jonathan Hittner will be on display from October 29-December 8 in the Melvin Peterson Gallery. The exhibit is titled "History Lessons from the Future."

There will also be a student workshop with the artist at 9:30 a.m., an artist’s reception at 6:30 p.m., and a public gallery lecture at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 8. A student gallery lecture is planned for Friday, November 9 at 10:00 a.m.

Jon Hittner Painting of sky and ground with abstract shapes

These events are free and open to the public. They are part of the Efroymson Family Fund Emerging Contemporary Artist Lecture Series, which is sponsored by the Efroymson Family Fund and the UE Department of Art.

Submitted by Corliss Chastain cc270@evansville.edu

Upcoming Events

* Call out for I-House: Song & Poetry

I-House and the Department of Foreign Languages and Cultures will be hosting a special session of I-House to celebrate International Education Week. This event will be held on Wednesday, November 14 with a sing-along and poetry reading in languages from around the world. This event is open to students, faculty, and staff campus-wide. If you want to share/lead a song or a poem in your native tongue or learn one in another language, or if you want join in with an instrument, please contact assistant professor of French Séverine Bates at sb413@evansville.edu and associate professor of Spanish Diana Rodríguez Quevedo at dr130@evansville.edu.

Submitted by Diana Rodríguez Quevedo dr130@evansville.edu

* UE Religious Life and I-House present special Halloween event

UE religious life and I-House have collaborated to host a special event on Halloween day, October 31, 7:00 p.m. on the second floor of Ridgway University Center! The event will focus on how beliefs and practices surrounding death and the afterlife differ with cultural and religious background. Come find out what students from Pakistan (Islam), China (Buddhism), USA (Judaism and Christianity), and Zimbabwe have to share about this topic! You will also have the opportunity to ask the students any questions and share your thoughts with the audience. Refreshments will be provided.

Submitted by Megan Sicard ms331@evansville.edu

* Roundtable on Climate Change

Interested in joining the discussion during International Education Week on most recent report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change? You can read the report on the organization’s website. Please email associate professor of German Lesley Pleasant at lp84@evansville.edu. This event is free and open to the public. It will take place on November 12 in Room 203 in the library.

Submitted by Lesley Pleasant lp84@evansville.edu

* Professor Robert Morse to speak at next SIAM talk

UE professor of computer science Robert Morse will be the speaker for the next SIAM talk on October 30 from noon-1:00 p.m. in Room 101 in the Koch Center for Engineering and Science.

The abstract of his talk is as follows:

“The Groups, Algorithms, and Programming (GAP) open source project is a computational system for discrete mathematics with an emphasis on group theory. For the last thirty years I have been involved with this system both as a user and as a developer.

In this talk we will consider two general problems that occur when using such computational systems: turning conjectures found computationally into general proofs and translating computational representations into mathematical representations.

I will illustrate these problems from my research in group theory supported by computations using GAP. These examples include results on groups of prime power order and the free nilpotent groups of finite rank.”

It's sure to be an interesting discussion and there will be free pizza! So come on out for a great speaker and food!

Submitted by Stephanie Scholz ss619@evansville.edu

* This Week in Music: University Choir Concert

Tonight - Tuesday, October 30 - the UE University Choir will present its fall concert at 7:30 p.m. in Neu Chapel on the UE campus. The concert is free and open to the public.

The program opener will be the UE Kantorei, a select group of UE singers, joining with the Evansville Bach Singers, a select group of singers from the Evansville community. They will be performing selections from one of J.S. Bach's most elaborate and famous works for choir, the motet Jesu meine Freude.

Following this opening performance, the featured choir, the UE University Choir will take the stage.

University Choir's performance will feature a wide variety of inspiring choral works by composers of great classics from the past as well as by composers of today. Among the more recent works featured will be a moving setting of the traditional Irish text, You Do Not Walk Alone, by rising choral composer star and Indiana resident Dominick DiOrio, the F. Melius Christiansen arrangement of the hymn Beautiful Savior (a perennial favorite made famous by the St. Olaf Choir), as well as an energetic arrangement of the Gospel tune I'll Fly Away arranged by Shawn Kirchner.

Submitted by James Sullivan js820@evansville.edu 

* Racism and Sexism Unpacked

Today - Monday, November 5 - in Eykamp Hall, Room 251, Ridgway University Center at 7:00 p.m., faculty panelists will lead an interactive campus forum designed to promote campus-wide dialogue about issues of racism and sexism, providing the audience with tools for dealing with both. This event is free and open to all. Bring your questions, concerns, and ideas. Refreshments will be provided. The faculty panelists include professors Dan Byrne, Mari Plikuhn, Rob Shelby, Valerie Stein, and Margaret Stevenson, and chief diversity officer LaNeeca Williams.

This event is co-sponsored by Race and Ethnicity Studies, the Office of Diversity Initiatives, and Gender and Women’s Studies.

Submitted by Margaret Stevenson ms446@evansville.edu 

* Medical Spanish Group

The Medical Spanish Group meets twice a month to practice communication skills in Spanish. These sessions are open to anyone wanting to practice Spanish for medical settings. The next practice session is today - Wednesday, October 31 - from 5:30-7:00 p.m. in Room 315 in Graves Hall. Please contact associate professor of Spanish Diana Rodríguez Quevedo at dr130@evansville.edu if you have any questions. ¡Nos vemos el miércoles!

Submitted by Diana Rodríguez Quevedo dr130@evansville.edu

* Lunch Charlas

Wanting to practice your Spanish? Join assistant professor of Spanish Edward Curran and associate professor of Spanish Diana Rodríguez Quevedo for lunch, and chat about different topics in Spanish on Wednesdays from noon-1:00 p.m. in the Starbuck’s café area in Ridgway University Center. All levels of Spanish welcome. The next Lunch Charlas is today - Wednesday, October 31.

Please contact Professor Rodríguez Quevedo at dr130@evansville.edu if you have any questions. ¡Ahí nos vemos!

Submitted by Diana Rodríguez Quevedo dr130@evansville.edu

* Rock for Riley: British Invasion

You are invited to join Phi Mu Delta Lambda on November 3 from 7:00-10:00 p.m. in Eykamp Hall, Ridgway University Center as we "Hop the Pond to Help the Kids" by raising money for Riley Hospital for Children! Come out to Rock for Riley 2018: British Invasion for a night of amazing lip-synching and dance performances!

Submitted by Kelly Nixon kn94@evansville.edu 

* Sign-up soon for Indiana Means Business! Career Fair

Students who are majoring in business and business related areas are invited to sign-up for the Indiana Means Business! Career Fair set for Thursday, November 15 from 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. (Eastern Time) at the Indianapolis Downtown Marriott. This event is specifically for business students/alumni in Indiana! If you are seeking a career in business or a business-related industry, this event will provide you with access to recruiters from top companies from Indiana and beyond. Attendees can meet a variety of employers. Internship and co-op positions will also be available, so students in all class years are encouraged to attend this event. Don't miss your chance to find a great internship or professional position!

Fair registration is required through Handshake. Click Jobs Tab -> Enter #1890642 in the search bar (this is the posting number). Students must register by Thursday, November 8.

The University of Evansville will provide transportation. There is a required $10 deposit that will be refundable upon attendance. Reserve your seat now.

View registered employers at http://cccc-in.org/ under “Upcoming Events.”

Submitted by Alison Morris-McDonald am268@evansville.edu

* UE to host State of Indiana Appeals on Wheels on November 1

The University of Evansville will play host to a traveling oral argument before the Indiana Court of Appeals on Thursday, November 1. This program, known as Appeals on Wheels, will begin at 11:00 a.m. in Eykamp Hall, Room 251, Ridgway University Center on UE’s campus. It is free and open to the public.

At this event, an oral argument will be presented for the Case of Ashley D. Reid versus the State of Indiana (18A-CR-00493). The procedure will unfold just as it would for an argument held in the Court’s Statehouse courtroom. A bailiff will call the court into session, robed judges will enter, and lawyers for each party will present arguments to the judges and respond to the judges' questions.

Following the argument, the audience will be invited to participate in a question and answer session with the judges and attorneys.

Please note the following important courtroom etiquette and procedure for Appeals on Wheels

This Oral Argument is a formal process with legal and procedural protocols, which includes the behavior and conduct of the audience.

Attendees should observe the following rules during the event:

  • NO cell phones, cameras, talking, eating or drinking.
  • This location will be serving as a courtroom and the audience should dress appropriately; this includes no hats and business casual attire would be the minimum standard.
  • The bailiff will call the Court to order by banging the gavel and asking everyone in the room to rise or stand.

Any questions about audience protocol should be directed to the Center for Career Development at career@evansville.edu. 

“This event is just another example of the high-level educational opportunities we provide to students at UE,” said Robert Dion, chair of UE’s Department of Law, Politics, and Society. “They don’t just read about the legal process in a book, instead they get to witness a real legal proceeding firsthand and have the opportunity to interact with those involved - all on the UE campus.”

The goal of Appeals on Wheels is to help Hoosiers learn more about the judiciary's role in Indiana government. They also provide opportunities for Court of Appeals judges to meet and talk with the public in relatively informal settings.

The Court has conducted more than 400 Appeals on Wheels between its 2001 centennial and June 2013, although the program predates the centennial.

The event at UE is sponsored by the Department of Law, Politics and Society with support from the Office of Alumni and Parent Relations and the Center for Career Development.

* Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity sponsoring 5K Run/Walk

Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity will sponsor a 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, November 10 from 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. at the University of Evansville.

All runners and walkers must complete the 5K with a backpack. This is representative of our US troops who have to run with gear on every day. All proceeds will go to an organization that sponsors veteran’s suffering from PTSD and other mental illnesses.

Please click the following link to register for the race: www.uealumnionline.com/s/1096/index.aspx?sid=1096&gid=1&pgid=2351&content_id=1923.

Submitted by Chace Avery ca138@evansville.edu

* Tuesday Night Mass Under the Moon

Join the Newman Club this Tuesday, October 30, at 8:00 p.m. at Memorial Plaza to celebrate a Catholic Mass under the moon! Fr. Chris Forler will be the celebrant. All are welcome!

Submitted by Michaela Kunkler mk305@evansville.edu 

* Newman Dinner and Discussion: Halloween Party

Join us at the Newman House today - Wednesday, October 31 - at 5:00 p.m. for a Halloween party! Feel free to wear a costume! There will be plenty of food and fun for all

Submitted by Michaela Kunkler mk305@evansville.edu

* Azzip Giveback for National Society of Leadership and Success

On November 13, the National Society of Leadership and Success will be hosting an Azzip giveback on Green River Road. This flyer or the name of the organization must be presented at the time of check out. Please come support a great cause!

Submitted by Summer El-Khodary se111@evansville.edu

Info You Should Know

* ChangeLab Team Diversity on Campus administering campus climate survey for students on diversity

The Diversity on Campus ChangeLab Team is administering a campus climate survey to measure the student diverse learning environment at UE. All current students are encouraged to participate in an anonymous survey which takes less than 10 minutes to complete. The anonymous survey will be used to help engage the campus on what students need in order to feel more inclusive at UE as well as issues on equity and discrimination.

Students who participate will also be entered into a raffle for UE gear from the bookstore and a gift certificate from Outback Steakhouse. The ChangeLab team will be in Ridgway University Center on Tuesday, October 30 from noon-1:30 p.m. and from 4:00-5:30 p.m. Please stop by and participate in this important anonymous survey.

Submitted by LaNeeca Williams lw161@evansville.edu

* Now accepting faculty-led study abroad proposal applications

Calling all faculty! Did you know that you have the opportunity here at UE to create and lead your own short term program abroad? If you are interested in taking your class global, make sure to fill out a proposal to set up a faculty-led program! Proposal forms can be found on the faculty-led programs page of the study abroad website or in the Study Abroad area on AceLink. We are currently accepting proposals for the 2019-20 academic year.

Proposal are required whether you’ve run a program multiple times or are hoping to set up something brand new. Applications are due by November 1 and decisions on proposals will be given by the beginning of December. Completed proposals can be e-mailed to studyabroad@evansville.edu. If you have any questions about the proposal application, please contact Greta Becker at gb91@evansville.edu.

Submitted by Greta Becker gb91@evansville.edu

* Who is Gregory Gregory? Did he send you a letter?

Did you recently receive a letter from Gregory Gregory? You may be wondering who he is and why he is reaching out. Gregory Gregory is best known for building our beloved Harlaxton Manor. He was born in 1786, went to Rugby School (a prestigious, private institution) at age 11 and then to Oxford University at age 19. In 1831, Gregory returned from living in France and Italy and started the building that we now know as Harlaxton Manor. Gregory moved into the manor sometime around the year 1851. He lived there until 1854, when he passed away from "gout exhaustion".

Gregory Gregory is a key figure in the life of Harlaxton Manor and his legacy live at the University of Evansville today. We hope that the letter you received from him is of interest and you will find your way to his event on Thursday evening.

Submitted by Holly Carter hc110@evansville.edu 

* Body Image

Body Image, an event hosted by the Change Lab/ GAP Course Mental Health Awareness Team, is planned for Thursday November 1 from 5:00-6;00 p.m. in Room 162 in the Schroeder School of Business Building. The speaker will be Annette Parks, chair of the history department.

The goal of the event is to create awareness about mental health through education about body image on the UE campus.

Submitted by Aisha Tijjani at166@evansville.edu

* December graduates - please read!

ALL December graduates need to pick up their graduation packets in the UE Bookstore as soon as possible starting October 29. The packet will have your name and degree on it (you will need to verify this information is correct.) Also in the packet is information from the alumni office, career planning office and the bookstore in regard to graduation announcements and diploma frames. When you pick up your packet you can also pick up your cap and gown.

Masters graduates need to come to the UE Bookstore as soon as possible to ORDER their cap, gown and hood as your garments are custom made and require additional time. Bachelor cap and gowns are in stock in the store but don't wait until the last minute to get one to make sure you have the correct color and size.

If you have any questions, please contact the UE Bookstore. Congratulation, grads!

Submitted by Doug Gustwiller dg57@evansville.edu 

* Public health students attend state conference on opioid addiction

Graduate and undergraduate students in the public health program attended the 2018 Indiana Public Health Conference "Saving Lives and Communities: Reducing Harm, Stigma, Overdoses, and Death" on October 11. This date was also proclaimed as "Harm Reduction Day" by the governor of Indiana, Eric Holcomb. The agenda conference included keynote speakers involved in homeless and housing programs for those dealing with opioid addiction as well as harm reduction programs for this population. Students and faculty who attended the conference included Sarah Harness, Dane Turner, Steven Blyth-Clarke, assistant professor of public health Su Jin Jeong, Kanza Shamim, and Anila Abraham.

Group photo of Harness, Turner, Blyth-Clarke, Jeong, Shamim, and Abraham at conference.

(Pictured from left to right): Sarah Harness, Dane Turner, Steven Blyth-Clarke, Dr. Su Jin Jeong, Kanza Shamim, and Anila Abraham.

* School of Education welcomes the Indiana Teacher of the Year

The School of Education welcomed the Indiana Teacher of the Year, Jerome “Flew” Flewelling, to the University of Evansville on October 17 and 18.

Flewelling teaches AP physics, mechanics and chemistry at Crown Point High School and has been teaching for more than 20 years. He also serves as their science department chair and as assistant theatre director.  

While at UE, his presentations to both student and faculty as well as high school students interested in education or STEM fields included: Courage, Creativity, and Innovation: Crafting the Profession, Finding Your True North, and Stepping into Your Courage.

His messages inspired participants to engage P-12 students in meaningful ways in the classroom and to positively impact the lives of the children in our classrooms.

Submitted by Sharon Gieselmann sg78@evansville.edu

* Help UE beat USI in the Battle of the Banks for Habitat for Humanity

Monday night saw the declaration of the Battle of the Banks at the city council - a battle between UE and USI to raise the most money for Habitat for Humanity.

The event celebrates Habitat for Humanity Evansville’s 500th home. Each campus has one week and our week ends Monday, October 29 at 5:00 p.m.

The big bank is here on campus and you can fill it with change and donations.

Submitted by Holly Carter hc110@evansville.edu 

* Winter Intersession financial aid

If you are seeking financial aid to help pay for Winter Intersession courses at UE, please submit the Winter Intersession Application to the Office of Financial Aid by November 21. Our office will help you examine your options for aid, which in most cases is limited to loans.

Submitted by Amy Sowders as560@evansville.edu

* Need a passport?

Representatives from the US Postal Service will be on campus processing passports on Tuesday, October 30 from 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. in the Harlaxton Room in the Schroeder School of Business Building! If you bring all the required documents, you can get your passport photos taken and your passport processed at this event right here on campus.

Here is what you will need to bring to the event in order to get your passport processed:

  • Photo identification: US driver’s license, and if not from Indiana, a credit or debit card.
  • Proof of citizenship: Original or copy of long form birth or citizenship certificate.
  • Passport application: Available online, at the study abroad office, or at this event.
  • Payments: Two checks, money orders, or cashier’s checks: $110 to the US Department of State and $30 to the USPS.

Photos on site: Passport photos can be taken during the event for an additional $15 to the USPS.

Feel free to contact Kaylynn Carver in the study abroad office at kc205@evansville.edu or 812-488-2039 for more information about the event or requirements.

Submitted by Kaylynn Carver kc205@evansville.edu

* Flu vaccines available at the Student Health Center

Flu vaccines are available at the Student Health Center for a $20 fee. Cash or card is accepted. Please visit or call the Student Health Center to sign up!

Submitted by Tara Ulrich tu19@evansville.edu

* COMM 380 Intercultural Communication offered ONLINE in Winter Intersession

Would one class that fulfills several general education requirements and teaches you valuable life skills interest you? Do you want to reduce your course load during the regular fall or spring semesters? How would you like to take such a course NO MATTER WHERE you plan to be during winter break?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, you should consider enrolling in COMM 380 ONLINE (Intercultural Communication) in the Winter Intersession. 

COMM 380 meets criteria for General Education Outcome 9 (Understanding of Core Concepts of Society, Human Behavior, and Civic Knowledge) and Overlay Component A (Global Diversity: International Component).

For more information, contact professor emeritus of communication Dean Thomlison at dt4@evansville.edu.

Submitted by Dean Thomlison dt4@evansville.edu

* Voice to Vision survey

Chartwells dining services is looking for your feedback. Take their Voice to Vision survey and tell them how you feel. To take the survey, text YGHG to 99299. Survey participants will be entered in a drawing to win $100 Ace Bucks!

Submitted by Brian Conner bc32@evansville.edu

Congratulations

* Muhammed Hassan Dajana gives presentation on Pakistan

UE international exchange student Muhammed Hassan Dajana gave a presentation on October 26t at Reitz Memorial High School. He was invited to speak at the high school by the school's International Club.

Muhammed Hassan Dajana with Reitz Memorial High School's International Club.

* Murphy presents research at NEUDC conference at Cornell University

David Murphy, assistant professor of economics, presented his research entitled "Chatting at Church: Information Diffusion through Religious Networks" at the highly selective annual North East Universities Development Consortium conference, this year held at Cornell University on October 27-28. The research shows a causal relationship between mutual religious association and the formation of social ties, which increases the probability of sharing information with and trusting a peer. Data for this research were collected in villages of Kenya in 2016 as part of Murphy's dissertation research.

* Hampton wins 3rd place in flute competition

Leanne Hampton, UE instructor of flute, was awarded third prize in the Colorado Flute Association’s 2018 Young Artist Competition. Her program included works by C.P.E. Bach, Sigfrid Karg-Elert, Paul Taffanel, and Valerie Coleman.

* Plikuhn presents at International Society for Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in Norway

Mari Plikuhn, associate professor of sociology, presented a paper co-authored with Kevin Gray, associate professor of criminal justice and sociology, entitled, "Principles and Principals: Using Reflective Narratives to Inform Curriculum and Recruit Majors" at the annual meeting of the International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, in Bergen, Norway, on October 25.

Conference travel assistance was supported through an Eykamp Center for Teaching Excellence Teaching Conference grant.

Harlaxton Happenings

* David Green publishes article

David Green, senior lecturer in British studies and history at Harlaxton College, has published an article on the memorial brass of Sir Nicholas Dagworth (d. 1402). The essay is part of a collection on military commemoration designed to coincide with the anniversary of the end of the First World War. It can be found in 'Monumental Brass Society Transactions', 19 (2018), pp. 416-24.

Athletics

* Aces drop hard-fought match against Illinois State

In another exciting contest, the University of Evansville volleyball team fell by a 3-2 final to Missouri Valley Conference rival Illinois State inside Meeks Family Fieldhouse on Saturday.

For the second time in her career, freshman Alondra Vazquez reached the 20-kill mark, notching 20 to lead all players. Mildrelis Rodriguez had 17 for the Purple Aces (8-18, 2-11 MVC) while Kerra Cornist had 12 and Rocio Fortuny finished the night with 10. Allana McInnis had a game-high 55 assists while four players reached 10+ digs, led by Rodriguez with 15. Olivia Goldstein had 13 while Vazquez notched 12. 

Cecilia Thon and Rodriguez both had three service aces on the night.

Illinois State (20-5, 12-1 MVC) saw Ali Line post 19 kills with Kaylee Martin finishing with 16.

After Illinois State scored the first two points of the night, UE got back within one at 4-3 on a kill by Alondra Vazquez. The Redbirds got back on track, pushing their lead to 15-8 on their second service ace of the frame. The Aces chipped away at the deficit as a pair of Alondra Vazquez kills and a service ace by Cecilia Thon made it a 16-12 game before Vazquez added an ace to get the Aces within just three at 17-14. ISU fended off the challenge, scoring the final eight points to close out a 25-14 win.

Vazquez had the hot hand to begin game two, recording a pair of kills to give UE a 4-0 lead.  Her third kill of the frame added to the lead, making it a 6-1 game.  The Redbirds battled back, tying it up for the first time at 9-9 before a Mildrelis Rodriguez kill put the lead back in the Aces hands and an ace by her put UE up by a 13-11 tally.  The Aces extended their lead to six points at 22-16 on Rodriguez’ 7th kill.  Olivia Goldstein put the finishing touches on the 25-18 win with a service ace.

ISU regained momentum to start the third set, jumping out to an 8-2 lead. Vazquez helped UE get back in it once again as three kills, coupled with another Thon service ace, got the Aces within two at 8-6. The Redbirds were able to extend their lead out once again, taking a 17-10 advantage. They continued their run, winning by a 25-16 final.

Elena Redmond had an early service ace as UE took a 3-1 lead in game four before the Redbirds registered four in a row.  Evansville took the lead back at 7-6 before extending it to 15-12 on a block assist by Kerra Cornist and Rocio Fortuny. After ISU scored three straight to tie it up, the Aces came back with two of their own to go back in front. UE continued to hold the lead until ISU rallied back to knot the score at 21-21. Evansville went back in front at 24-22, but ISU had the answer once again, posting three in a row to have set point. Evansville fought back once again as a Fortuny and Joselyn Coronel capped off a 28-26 win to force a game five.

Evansville fell behind by a 4-0 score before a Rodriguez kill got UE on the board. ISU kept the pressure on, going up 10-2 before clinching the match with a 15-5 win.

UE returns to the road for the next two weekends, traveling to Missouri State and Southern Illinois next weekend before going to Terre Haute to play Indiana State on Nov. 9. The final weekend of the season will take place at home as UE welcomes UNI and Drake.

* Men's Basketball faculty/staff tickets now available

UE faculty and staff tickets for the November 3 men's basketball game against New Mexico Highlands at 1:00 p.m. at the Ford Center are available for pickup from the Carson Center ticket office NOW! The ticket office is open Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Tickets are also available day of game at the Ford Center interior ticket office window.

Be sure to join us for FanFest from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., across Main Street from the Ford Center, for live music, food vendors, a beer garden, and a special message from Coach Walter McCarty!

Due to the high demand of tickets, faculty/staff seat locations are at the sole discretion of the UE ticket office. Two tickets per valid UE ID. Season tickets are still on sale - ask us about the faculty/staff discount!

Submitted by Scott Peace sp166@evansville.edu

* Walter McCarty Radio Show to debut today

The Walter McCarty Radio Show will be making its debut today - Monday, October 29.  It will be the first of 12 episodes throughout the 2018-19 season.

Turoni’s Forget-Me-Not on Weinbach in Evansville will be the host for each show.  Each one will take place from 6:00-7:00 p.m. Fans are invited to Turoni’s for the show or you can tune into the Purple Aces Radio Network and listen in. Jevin Redman will be the host.

Fans throughout the Tri-State can join in on the show and each game this year. Stations in the network include: WJPS 107.1 – Evansville/Boonville (flagship station), WAOV 1450/97.7/97.3 – Vincennes, WRCY 1590/106.7 – Mt. Vernon, Ind., WROY 1460/92.1 – Carmi, Ill., and WYFX 106.7 – Evansville.

All 12 shows will take place on Monday’s during the year. The dates of the show include:
October 29
November 5
November 12
November 19
November 26
December 10
January 7
January 14
January 28
February 4
February 11
February 25

Dates and times are subject to change as the season goes along. Stay tuned to GoPurpleAces.com and UE athletics social media accounts for any adjustments.

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