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Wednesday, November 2, 2011

* Think Outside the Lunch Box Faculty Speaker Series

This month’s event called “Backstage Pass” will showcase UE's Department of Theatre, one of the top undergraduate programs in the nation. Patti McCrory, professor and costume designer, will discuss the process of costuming UE Theatre plays — including the upcoming production of Gypsy, running Nov. 11-13 and 17-20.

The presentation is Thursday, Nov. 3 at 12:00 at Old National Bank’s Blue & Gold Room in downtown Evansville.  Think Outside the Lunch Box attendees will  be eligible to win one of three pairs of tickets to Gypsy.  Attendees are welcome to eat lunch during the presentation. There is a restaurant conveniently located in the Old National Bank lobby.

This is the second year of UE's monthly faculty lecture series. Presentations will continue the first Thursday of each month through May 2012.

* Join the Meet & Greet Team for the UE Versus Butler Homecoming Game!

Attention UE students, faculty, staff and administration: do you want to be a part of history? Join the Meet & Greet team for the UE v. Butler Homecoming basketball game at the Ford Center!

A meet & greet team is being established for the UE v. Butler Homecoming game at the Ford Center on Saturday, Nov. 12. Come join the fun and be a part of history at UE’s first official men’s basketball game at the Ford Center. This is a huge event for the Evansville community and UE family as alumni will be in town celebrating Homecoming. We want to ensure all fans have a positive experience. The team is necessary to cover multiple blocks of parking and walking paths to the Ford Center. We need approximately 50 people to volunteer from 12 – 2 p.m. on Nov. 12. T-shirts will be provided. A training session will take place next week to educate the team on details. If you’re interested, please contact Beth Speer at or x1013 and provide your t-shirt size.

* 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

* 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.

* 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.

* 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.


Upcoming Events

* Creating Your Global Career Path: Careers in Government & International Relations

On Nov. 10 from 7-8 p.m., in Smythe Lecture Hall (Room 170), in the Schroeder Family School of Business Administration Building, Dr. Bill Hadley, '69 will have a question and answer session for students interested in careers with a global focus.  A reception will follow from 8-8:30 p.m. in the Atrium outside of Smythe Lecture Hall.

Hadley is a retired officer of the CIA with tours of duty in the Middle East, Africa and the United Kingdom.  He currently works for Global Analysis, a U.S. subsidiary of the U.K. defense firm, BAE Systems as a Technical Director. He is a published author, noted expert on the Middle East and has taught at the Royal College of Defence Studies in the UK.

As a part of Homecoming activities, Hadley will be the Alumni Homecoming Speaker Saturday at 10 a.m. and has also generously offered to interact with students regarding government and international career paths.

Please direct all inquiries to Career Services and Cooperative Education at or 812-488-1083.

* Mike Sodrel to Discuss the Topic of More Liberty - or More Government?

On Nov.16 at 4 p.m., in Room 170 (Smythe Lecture Hall) in Schroeder Family School of Business Administration Building, Congressman Mike Sodrel will be speaking on the topic of “More Liberty or More Government?” What kind of political system will bring back prosperity to the United States economy? What’s the difference between socialism, communism, and fascism?

In the words of Congressman Mike Sodrel, “For me it’s still about liberty. What we have secured, extended, restored and defended with blood and bullets, we are about to lose with ballots. We are about to lose it from lack of understanding.”

Come join us to find out answers to your questions about the economy and all those “isms.”

Sodrel was a member of the United States House of Representatives from 2005-2007 serving the Ninth Congressional District of Indiana. Under his leadership, Sodrel Truck Lines, Free Enterprise Motor Coach, and Sodrel Logistics (SOLO) grew from less than 100 employees to over 550. Congressman Sodrel has been recognized as the Southern Indiana Small Business Person of the Year and elected as Chairman of the Southern Indiana Chamber of Commerce. Congressman Sodrel has received many community leadership awards and has been honored with distinction by several service organizations. He is currently Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Constitution Institute.

* 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.


* 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:


* 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.

* 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.

* 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.


Info You Should Know

* December Graduates!!

December graduates are reminded that if you need a cap and gown for graduation ceremonies you should purchase one in the UE Bookstore as soon as possible.  If you are a Masters graduate you need to contact the Bookstore IMMEDIATELY as your garments are custom-made and require additional time to receive.  Also if you need graduation announcements, you can order them in the Bookstore and receive for mailing in as little as 3 days.  If you have any questions please contact the Bookstore.

* 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.


* Women's Basketball Needs Male Practice Players!

The women's basketball team needs male practice players! They need  guys who are knowledgeable, love the game and are willing to come help the players get better. Things that will need to happen if you are interested: physical by the team doctors, fill out NCAA paperwork, and fill out an amateur questionnaire.  Please contact Nicki Motto-Asst Coach immediately if you are interested at

* 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.


* 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.  



* Voice Students and Faculty

University of Evansville voice students and faculty participated in the Kentucky National Association of Teachers of Singing Conference in Morehead, Ky,, Oct. 28 and 29.  During the weekend, students participated in a competition as well as a masterclass with nationally known pedagogue Clifton Ware.  Competition Finalists were Brittany Griffin (2nd place, Sophomore Women), Josh Kight (3rd place, Sophomore Men and 2nd place, Underclassmen Musical Theatre), Alyssa Brooks (1st place, Junior Women), and Melanie Bacaling (2nd place, Junior Women).  The other students that attended were Nate Barchett (semi-finalist), Caroline Buckman, Kyrstyn Burns, Jaclyn Hostettler (semi-finalist), Hannah Owen (semi-finalist), Tyler Samuel (semi-finalist), Delshawn Taylor (semi-finalist), and Ali Wregglesworth (semi-finalist).  University of Evansville Voice Faculty Dr. Jon Truitt, Dr. Stacey Uthe, and Dr. Gregory Rike accompanied the students and participated in the conference as adjudicators.  With a third of our participants making the finals and 14 of 16 making the semi-finals, UE was well-represented at this important contest.

* 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.



* Leathernecks Spoil Men's Soccer Senior Night With 2-0 Shutout

In the last home contest of the season, the University of Evansville men’s soccer team suffered a 2-0 loss to the visiting Western Illinois Leathernecks Tuesday night at Arad McCutchan Stadium. With the Senior Night loss, the Purple Aces fall to 5-10-1 on the season, while the Summit League champions improve to 10-5-1.

A midfield battle for much of the first half, Western Illinois broke the scoreless stalemate in the 40th minute when Diego Gonzalez found the back left corner of the net on a pass into the middle of the box from Drew Edmond.
The Leathernecks added an insurance goal in the 58th minute on Ebenezer Mengistu’s line drive from the top-middle of the penalty box, receiving a pass from Matt Carlson on the right side of the field.

In the match, Evansville owned a 9-7 shot and 4-3 shot on goal advantage, but couldn’t get anything past WIU goalkeeper Andy Ryan. The Aces’ best scoring opportunity was in the 83rd minute when freshman Dylan Terry fired a line drive from the right side and bent it towards the goal, but Ryan was able to make the save.

Ryan earned the shutout, recording four saves. UE goalkeeper Robert Randant made one save in the contest, playing the full 90:00 minutes.

Terry, sophomore Joel Nash, and senior Tad Kreamalmeyer led Evansville with two shots apiece.

In a pregame ceremony, Kreamalmeyer, along with classmates Jarrett Robbins and Aaron Henkle were honored as a part of Senior Night.

The Aces close out the 2011 season Saturday when they travel to Omaha, Neb. to take on Creighton Saturday at 7:30 p.m. The Bluejays are ranked No. 1 in the latest official RPI report released by the NCAA and ranked second in the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) poll.


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