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Tuesday, November 1, 2011

* Wednesday's Andiron Lecture Moved to Smythe Lecture Hall

The Andiron Lecture planned for Wednesday, Nov. 2 has been moved to Smythe Lecture Hall (Room 170) in the Schroeder Family School of Business Administration Building. It had originally been scheduled to take place in Eykamp 252, Ridgway University Center. The 4 p.m. start time of the lecture remains the same, as does the preceding social gathering with beverages at 3:45 p.m.

Assistant Professor of Special Education Vincent Harper will be the speaker. He will be discussing “Collaborative Partnerships between Public Schools and Religious Institutions:  Building Trust and Sharing Capacity.”

Harper 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.



What's Happening Today

* Education Majors!

Join the members of ISEA as they learn about Project Based Learning in Room 238 in Graves Hall tonight at 5 p.m. The Teacher of the Year, Mrs. James from Plaza Park, will be presenting information on Project Based Learning. This will be a great opportunity to hear from an extraordinary teacher who uses this emerging teaching strategy in her classroom. If you are interested in learning more about Project Based Learning, please join ISEA on Tuesday!!


* All Saints' Day Mass in Neu Chapel Tonight

A special Catholic Mass will be celebrated tonight in Neu Chapel for the Solemnity of All Saints at 9:30 p.m. The celebrant will be Fr. Ryan Hilderbrand, associate pastor at Christ the King Catholic Church. Everyone is welcome! Contact Newman Center director Mike Roesch at for more information.

* Photographer on Campus

The Office of Admission will have a photographer on campus for a photo shoot, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, Nov, 1, 2, and 3. UE students and faculty have always been very cooperative and accommodating during previous shoots and as a result, many great photos have been taken for UE publications. Kim McDonald will try to notify faculty in advance if photos will be taken in a particular class, however, often weather unexpectedly can force the shoot inside and it is possible that last minute requests will be made. If faculty members know that they will be giving a test or do not wish to be bothered any of these three days, they should please inform Kim McDonald at ext. 2683 and the classroom will be avoided.


* This Week in Music

The Department of Music continues its First Tuesday Concert Series in Neu Chapel this Tuesday evening at 7:30 p.m. with a performance by the University Choir and Kantorei, the Department’s chamber choir.  Assistant Professor and Director of Choral Activities Dennis Malfatti will lead the ensembles in a wide range of repertory, from Renaissance works by composers such as Pierre Passereau and William Byrd to modern works by Trond Kverno, Moses Hogan, and popular musician Bobby McFerrin.  Department of Music students Erin Copeland and Jaclyn Hostettler will appear respectively as soloists on works by American composer Peter Williams and jazz great Duke Ellington, and Kristin Jones will accompany the ensembles on piano.  The concert is free and open to the public.

The Jazz Guest Artist Series continues in Wheeler Concert Hall this Sunday, Nov. 6, at 4 p.m. with a performance by the Sarah Stivers Quartet.  As a vocalist, Stivers focuses on ballads and jazz standards, and she will be accompanied by John Bizianes on piano, Denny Kieley on bass, and Mike Hyman on drums.  The concert is cosponsored by the Evansville Jazz Society and the University of Evansville.  Admission to the concert is $15 for adults, $10 for Evansville Jazz Society members, and $5 for students with I.D.  Tickets can be obtained in advance by contacting the UE Department of Music at 488-2754, or they may be purchased at the door.  For more information, contact Dr. Edwin Lacy ( or ext. 2227).

The Department of Music will be hosting an Oboe Day on Sunday, Nov. 6, from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.  The event will feature two Guest Artists:  Dr. Mark Ostoich, oboe professor from the Cincinnati Conservatory, and Mrs. Yuki Harding, freelance oboist and professional reed supplier from Michigan. The event will include a recital at 1 p.m., a masterclass with each guest artist, and sessions on beginning and advanced reed-making.  Registration is required.  Please contact Dr. Elizabeth Robertson at 488-1004 or e-mail for more information.

* Notice to UE Community Artists and Crafters

Notice to UE Community artists and crafters - EXCITING NEWS!  This year, the Department of Art and the UE Friends of Art, in conjunction with Kappa Pi Art Fraternity, are planning a Christmas Exhibition as well as the annual Art and Craft Sale.  Both events will be held in the new Melvin Peterson Gallery, on the corner of Lincoln and Weinbach Avenues – across from campus.

The Christmas Exhibition, will open on Nov .16, and run through Dec. 8.  All categories of art are eligible and all work in the Exhibition will be offered for sale.  Work will be accepted on Thursday and Friday, Nov. 10 and Nov. 11 in either the Peterson Gallery during normal hours of 11 a.m.-3 p.m. or in the Art Office, FA 212, from 8 a.m.-3 p.m.

The Annual Art and Craft Sale is planned for 2 days this year:
Thursday, Dec. 1 from noon-6 p.m.
Friday, Dec. 2 from 7:00 a.m.-1 p.m.

Sale items should be delivered on Tuesday and Wednesday, Nov. 29 and Nov. 30 to the Peterson Gallery during normal hours of 11 a.m.- 3 p.m.

Anyone in the UE community who makes art or does crafts is invited to participate in these events. This includes spouses, children, relatives and friends. 

Members of the UE Friends of Art and students in Kappa Pi Art Fraternity will be manning the sale so it is not necessary for sale participants to spend both days in the Peterson Gallery with their work.

To enter work in the Christmas Exhibition, to register as a participant for the Art and Craft Sale or for more information, please phone the Department of Art Office at 488-2043. (A sample of work may be requested prior to inclusion as a participant in either event.)


* Performers Needed for UE Drag Show!

UE PRIDE's ninth annual drag show is taking place Dec. 3 in Eykamp Hall, Ridgway University Center.  In order to make this event a success they need as many student performers that want to participate.  Participants will get free entry to the event and have the oppertunity to win gift certificates and grand prizes reserved for performers. The theme is "Keep Calm and Drag On" and is the biggest philanthropy on campus.  They hope to raise $2,500 this year but that will not be possible without the help and support of fellow students and student groups.  If you would like to participate please email with any questions as soon as possible.  Registration ends on Nov. 21.

* 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

* The Grammar League of America Is Here to Help!

Are commas confusing?  Do you have questions about quotation marks?  The Grammar League of America is here to help!  Come to the Writing Center at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 9, for a fun-filled presentation to solve all your punctuation problems.  Contact Camille at or Sam at for more information.


* I-House: Paraguay

All members of the campus community are encouraged to attend I-House: Paraguay, where students Mikel Llantada and Ricardo  Paredes Aronsohn will share information about their home country. Bring your friends to enjoy the presentation and complimentary cookies this Wednesday at 7 p.m. on the second floor of Ridgway University Center in the Class of 1959 Gallery.

* Fact or Fiction? An Examination of the Bible

On Thursday, Nov. 10, UE's own Associate Professor of Religion James Ware will examine the historical reliability of the Bible. Is it an ancient, mistranslated relic?  Is it accurate? Trustworthy? What are its claims?  InterVarsity Christian Fellowship invites you to the basement of Neu Chapel at 8 p.m. to ask questions about a topic that could have enormous implications for everyone.


* Homecoming 2011 Schedule

Homecoming 2011 is Nov. 7-13 with a week full of fun and exciting events. Come out and watch the fun and cheer on students to show your UE School Spirit.

Monday, Nov. 7: Game Show in Eykamp 251, Ridgway University Center, at 7 p.m.
Tuesday, Nov. 8: Round 1 of UE’s Best Dance Crew in Eykamp 251 at 7 p.m.
Wednesday, Nov. 9: AceFactor on Ridgway East Terrace at 7 p.m.
Thursday, Nov. 10: SAB Movie Night, “Space Jam” in Eykamp 251 at 9:30 p.m.
Friday, Nov. 11: UE Veterans Day Service at 11 am in Eykamp 251
Homecoming Pep Rally on Ridgway East Terrace at Noon
Saturday, Nov. 12: Homecoming Parade at 9 a.m. starting on Walnut and heading around the campus.
Chili Cook-Off at the Fan Fest starts at noon. Tastes cost 50 cents. All proceeds are donated to local food kitchens
UE’s Best Dance Crew rounds 2 and 3 at noon at Fan Fest
UE Men’s Basketball vs. Butler game starts at 2:05 p.m. The Homecoming Court will be announced at Halftime.
Sunday, Nov. 13: Walk, Run, Roll VETS Day 5k at 8 a.m. at the USS LST Memorial

The Fan Fest will be located at the D-Patrick Ford Dealership on Walnut Street, next to the Ford Center. Shuttles will be available for students in front of Carson Center and will drop off at the Ford Center starting at 11:30 a.m. and resuming at the completion of the game to return students back to campus.

For any further information contact Geoff Edwards at

* 4,000 Years of GLBT History

Kelley Coures, vice president of Tri-State Alliance for Gays and Lesbians, will be on campus this Thursday, Nov. 3 at 7 p.m. in Smythe Lecture Hall (Room 170), Schroeder Family School of Business Administration Building, to present, “4,000 Years of GLBT History.”  Refreshments will be served.  GLBT is an acronym that stands for gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender.  This event is sponsored by the Office of Diversity Initiatives.  All are welcomed to attend.

* TIAA-CREF Counseling Sessions Dates

The TIAA CREF representative will be on the UE campus on Wednesday, Nov. 9 and Friday, Nov. 11 for individual counseling sessions. To schedule an appointment, call TIAA CREF at 1-800-732-8353 or 317-706-6200.  The sessions will be held in the Clifford Rare Books Room in the Library (Room 158).  If you have any questions, call Carol McCraney at extension 2943.

* Veterans Day Service Tomorrow at 10:00 a.m.

The campus community, alumni and friends are invited to celebrate Veterans Day at a special service on Friday, Nov. 11 from 11 a.m.-noon in Eykamp 251, Ridgway University Center. UE alumnus and Marine veteran John MacCauley will lead the Pledge of Allegiance.  The key note speaker will be Professor of History James MacLeod.  His presentation is titled, “That Their Names Be Not Forgotten: The Role of Remembrance in the 21st Century.” Music selections will be performed by UE's Trebles Without A Cause and the Evansville Firefighter’s Pipe and Drum Corps.

A luncheon reception will immediately follow on the second floor of Ridgway University Center.  All are invited.

Then from 1-2 p.m. in Eykamp 253, senior archaeology major Elizabeth Bostelman will present her research titled, “UE’s Military History Project – An historical account of the UE campus community from the Civil War through the Afghanistan & Iraq Wars”.

For more UE Veterans Day celebration details go to:

* Aces Military Appreciation Night Basketball Game at the Ford Center

UE Athletics, in association with the Tri-State Military Resource Network, are sponsoring Aces Military Appreciation Night Basketball Game at the Ford Center . This event will be at the Ford Center at 7:05 p.m. on Nov. 4.  There will be exhibitors in the lobby with veteran specific information, and special recognition for veterans at the game. While UE students can get a free ticket for athletic events, veterans and current service members can get discounted tickets for this game ($8).  Tell your friends and family!

For more UE Veterans Day celebration details go to:


* Phi Alpha Theta Calendar Sale

Phi Alpha Theta will be selling calendars to raise money for the Phi Alpha Theta National Biennial Conference in January. They are sending 9 of 16 members to the conference. Calendars will be available for pre-order Nov. 2-18.  Be on the lookout during lunch hours for tables in Hyde Hall on Nov. 2, 3, 7, 9, 10, 14, 16 and 17, and in Ridgway University Center on Nov 3, 10 and 17. Calendars will feature professors and administrators from across the University dressed as Henry VIII, George Washington, Christopher Columbus, and more.

* 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

* 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.

* 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.


Info You Should Know

* 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.


* Reward Offered for Lost Black Jacket

A black jacket from The Gap, size M, with a silver zipper in the front on the far left side has been lost. The reward for its return is $20.The owner can  be contacted at cell phone number 636 485 4548 or email:



* Electronic W-2s for 2011

The Office of Human Resources is pleased to announce that the W-2s will be available to view/print online thru WebAdvisor for employees and student workers beginning in January 2012.  To take advantage of this option, you must log onto WebAdvisor and select the option “W-2 Electronic Consent.” Click the first radio button to give your consent. By giving your consent, you will receive an e-mail notification that your W-2 is ready to view/print. You will not receive a paper W-2, as the electronic W-2 will be in a format that you can print and submit with your tax return. Among the advantages of electronic W-2’s: (1) you will have access to your W-2 a couple days earlier than a paper copy that is mailed to your home (2) you can print as many copies of the W-2 as you need. If you choose to withhold your consent to view/print your online W-2, a paper copy will be prepared and mailed to you at your home address. Although the W-2s will not be available until the end of January 2012, we strongly encourage everyone to take advantage of this opportunity and give your consent early. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Gloria Spencer at ext. 2159.  



* Dennis Malfatti Directing Evansville Philharmonic Chorus on Saturday

UE Director of Choral Activities Dennis Malfatti will direct the Evansville Philharmonic Chorus at its Fall Choral Concert on Saturday, Nov. 5 at 7:30 p.m. at St. Benedict Cathedral located at 1328 Lincoln Avenue in Evansville.  This will be the Chorus’ first feature concert since Dr. Malfatti’s conducting debut at Carnegie Hall last summer.  The program will feature works by Verdi, Mozart, Beethoven, and many more. 

The Chorus will begin with selections from three great oratorios including “Hallelujah, Amen” from Handel’s Judas Maccabaeus; “He, Watching Over Israel” from Mendelssohn’s Elijah; and “Hallelujah” from Beethoven’s Christ on the Mount of Olives.  The Fall Choral Concert will continue with selections from 19th Century Italian Opera including Chorus of the Wedding Guests from Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor and Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves from Verdi’s Nabucco. 

The Chorus will also sing contemporary choral works including Psalm 23 by American composer Paul Basler and featuring Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra principal horn Jonas Thoms; Lord, Thou Hast Searched Me by American composer Howard Helvey featuring Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra concertmaster Gared Crawford; followed by two works by John Rutter:  Blow, Blow Thou Winter Wind from Shakespeare’s “As you like it” and What Sweeter Music.  The Chorus will be accompanied by Kristin Jones on piano.  The concert will close with Mozart’s Dixit Dominus from the Vesperae Solennes de Confessore K. 339.  
General admission is just $12 per person.  Tickets may be purchased in advance by calling the Evansville Philharmonic Box Office at (812) 425–5050 or ordering online at  Tickets may also be purchased at the door one hour prior to the performance.  Media Sponsor is 14 NEWS.

* Margaret McMullan Receives Indiana Authors Award

Professor of Creative Writing Margaret McMullan was awarded the 2011 Eugene & Marilyn Glick Indiana Authors Award last Sunday at a gala dinner at the Central Library in downtown Indianapolis. Announced as the winner earlier this summer, McMullan was presented her award and $10,000 in prize money as the National Author recipient. A ten-member, statewide Award Panel selected the National and Regional winners and a winner in the third category of emerging authors from the pool of publicly nominated authors. In its third year, the Award recognizes the contributions of Indiana authors to the literary landscape in Indiana and across the nation. The Award is a program of The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation and is funded by the generosity of The Glick Fund, a fund of Central Indiana Community Foundation.

At the presentation, McMullan said, “I am so pleased to be joined on stage this evening with such remarkable talent from across the state of Indiana. I know I speak for them as well when I say how honored we are to be named as this year’s award recipients. I moved to Indiana about 21 years ago to teach at the University of Evansville, and I’ve grown to love this state, its people, and its strong literary heritage. I feel privileged and humbled to be a part of tonight’s program and all that this award celebrates.”

In addition to a cash prize, each winner’s Indiana hometown public library will receive a grant of $2,500 from the Library Foundation, bringing the total cash distribution of prize money totaling $30,000.


Sympathy to...

* Family and Friends of Etta Gilford

Etta Gilford, a member of the University Libraries' staff from 1976 until her retirement in 2001, passed away on Friday, Oct. 28.  A memorial service will take place at noon Tuesday, Nov. 1, at Greater St. James Missionary Baptist Church, 465 S Elliott Street, Evansville.  Visitation for friends and family will take place at the church from 10 a.m. until the service begins.  Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Mason Brothers Memorial Chapel.



* UE Men's Soccer To Welcome Western Illinois For Senior Night Tuesday

The University of Evansville men's soccer team will play its last home match of the season Tuesday, hosting Western Illinois at Arad McCutchan Stadium for a 7 p.m. start. The Purple Aces? seniors will be honored as a part of Senior Night prior to the contest.

The Aces lead the all-time series, 4-1. In their last meeting, Western Illinois won, 3-1, in Macomb, Ill. on Sept. 19, 2010.

Western Illinois earned a 3-2 double-overtime victory on the road over the UMKC Kangaroos Saturday to capture the 2011 Summit League regular season title. The Leathernecks enter Tuesday?s contest riding a three-game win streak, including two overtime victories. Daniel Lewis (4g, 1a, 9pts), Jupic Husref (3g, 3a, 9pts), and Nathan Bruinsma (3g, 2a, 8pts) lead the Leathernecks? offense of which 11 players have found the back of the net this season. Goalkeeper Andy Ryan has played all but 90:00 minutes, recording seven shutouts, a 0.83 GAA, 68 saves, and a .850 save percentage.

Evansville comes off two straight 2-1 losses to No. 10 Indiana University (10/26) and Bradley University (10/29). On the season, junior Jesse Sharp leads Evansville with four goals, including two game-winners, seven assists, and 15 points this fall, followed by freshman Ryan Stallings with five goals, two assists and 12 points. Freshman Dylan Terry and senior Jarrett Robbins have each tallied two goals, as 16 of UE?s players have recorded points this season. Freshman goalkeeper Eric Teppen has tallied three shutouts, 60 saves, and a 1.36 GAA in net.

Falling to Bradley, 2-1, Saturday secured UE a seventh place finish in the conference standings, which also means the Aces will not be attending the conference tournament for the first time since 2005. The Aces wrap up the season, hosting Western Illinois Tuesday and then close the regular season on the road at Creighton Saturday.

Nine of UE's 15 matches this season have been decided by no more than one goal, including the Aces? last four consecutive matches.

Evansville's three senior players as well as senior support staff will be honored before Tuesday's match. Aaron Henkle ( 1g, 1a, 3pts), Tad Kreamalmeyer (1g, 1a, 3pts), and Jarrett Robbins (2g, 1a, 5pts) have all played large roles for the Aces this season and throughout their careers. As freshmen, they became the first team to be ranked among the nation's top 25 since 1996, knocking off three different nationally ranked opponents, as well as playing one of the nation's toughest non-conference schedules. As sophomores, they advanced to the Missouri Valley Conference finals. In their final two seasons, they knocked off nationally ranked opposition in the University of Washington in 2010, and the University of Memphis this fall.


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