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Wednesday, March 23, 2011

* Catholic Night Prayer in Neu Chapel Tonight

Instead of Mass, the Newman Club will be having Compline, the Night Prayer of the Catholic Church, at 9:30 p.m. in Neu Chapel tonight. Everyone is welcome to join in this short service centered on the Psalms.

* Lectures by Larry Reed Are Today!

The lectures by Larry Reed are today! Both are worth 25 Honors Points. “Witch-Hunting for Robber Barons: the Standard Oil Story: A Lecture on Entrepreneurship: is at 4 p.m., March 23, Harkness Hall (Room162), Schroeder Family School of Business Administration Building. This lecture provides interesting insights into entrepreneurship, competition, and John D. Rockefeller. “Seven Principles of Sound Public Policy: A Lecture on Economics" is at  7 p.m., March 23, Smythe Lecture Hall (Room 170), Schroeder Family School of Business Administration Building. This lecture outlines key economic and social principles valuable to anyone interested in liberty and the economy.

There will also be a reception for Reed in Dunnigan Lounge (Room 160) in the Schroeder Family School of Business Administration Building from 1:30-2:30 p.m.,

Reed is the president of the Foundation for Economic Education. He holds a B.A. degree in Economics from Grove City College and an M.A. degree in History from Slippery Rock State University. He taught economics at Midland’s Northwood University from 1977 to 1984 and chaired the Department of Economics from 1982 to 1984. Since 1978, he has delivered more than 1,000 speeches in 40 states and 15 foreign countries, including one at People’s University in Beijing, China. His articles have appeared in The Wall Street Journal, Christian Science Monitor, USA Today, Baltimore Sun, Detroit News and Detroit Free Press, and many others. Among many foreign adventures, Reed traveled with the Polish anti-communist underground for which he was arrested and detained by border police in 1986; spent time with the contra rebels during the Nicaraguan civil war; and lived for two weeks with the rebels of Mozambique at their bush headquarters in 1991, at the height of that country’s devastating civil war. If you'd like to read more about him, his full bio is here:

* I-House Is Tonight

Come to I-House on Wednesday,  March 23, at 7 p.m. in the Class of 1959 Gallery on the second floor of Ridgway University Center. The featured country will be Spain, with the program presented by Neli Devesa-Gomez! Attendance at I-House is worth .25 honors points.


Upcoming Events

* International Club Fun Events - All Invited!

Be sure to leave Saturday, April 2 free on your calendars because the International Club has a full day planned for all who are interested. At 1 p.m. they will have a UE vs. USI international soccer game at Black Beauty field, so come and cheer them on. Later in the evening from 8 p.m.-midnight, you are invited to the UE & USI International formal, which is only $15 in advance and $20 at the door this year. Come spend a fun filled day with International Club. All are welcome.See you there!

* Night Prayer with Music from Taize - Save the Date!

Night Prayer with Music from Taizé is set for Sunday, March 27, at 9:30 p.m. in Neu Chapel.  The meditative, candlelight service of spoken and sung prayer will include music from the ecumenical community of Taizé in France where thousands of young people gather throughout the year for prayer to “help deepen the relationship between faith and life in the areas of work, social questions, art and culture, the search for world peace….”  All are welcome.

* MESCON 2011 Is Saturday!

The UE Community is invited to 2011 MESCON (Math, Engineering, Science Conference) on Saturday, March 26, in Koch Center. This annual conference celebrates undergraduate scientific research and engineering design from excellent colleges and universities in the Midwestern region. Starting at 8:15 am, students will give oral and poster presentations from areas ranging in biology, chemistry, mathematics, computer science, and engineering. Please come hear student presentations and see poster presentations. MESCON Committee members Cris Hochwender, Dick Blanford, John Layer, Deborah Hwang, Chris Tweddle, John Stamm, Arlen Kaufman, Kristy Miller, Lora Becker and Vicky Hasenor thank Buehler Motor, Inc. for its sponsorship this year.

* Blackjack Tournament

Tau Kappa Epsilon is hosting a Blackjack Tournament on March 26 in Eykamp 253, Ridgway University Center, starting at 3 pm. Entry cost is $5 ,and all money raised will benefit St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.If you want more information email Jake Steele at


* Stumped by Citations? Attend Friday's Writing Center Workshop

If you're working on a research paper and having problems with correct APA or MLA format, don't fret - just attend the Writing Center's student writing workshop at noon this Friday, March 25. Writing Center tutors Margaret Durkovic and Kayla Brenton will present the differences in these two scholastic styles for citing sources, writing headings, formatting your paper, etc., etc. Bring your questions (and your lunch if you wish): A "Q&A" will offer ample time to help you solve a particular citation issue or answer other questions you may have. See you at the Writing Center . . . noon this Friday!

* The Chronicle's Great Colleges to Work For Survey

The University of Evansville is once again participating in The Chronicle’s Great Colleges to Work For Program, a study designed to recognize institutions that have built great workplaces.

This particular program is designed to survey a sample of each institution’s full-time faculty and administrators.

If you are included in this random sample, you will have received an e-mail by the end of this week, encouraging you to take part in this survey.

If you receive the invitation, please take a few minutes to complete the survey. The deadline to complete it is April 15.  You will be representing not only yourself, but all your colleagues, so please take the time to share your feedback. The results of the survey will be factored into the overall scoring process that will ultimately determine the institutions recognized. After The Chronicle publishes the findings this summer, UE will receive a report that summarizes responses to the survey questions.

This is an anonymous survey that measures the strength of certain organizational competencies and relationships that most directly impact and influence an institution’s culture. Your participation and honest feedback is critical to the assessment process. To ensure the confidentiality of your responses, your survey will be processed by
ModernThink LLC, a research and consulting firm focusing on workplace excellence. Our institution will not be given any information that would enable us to trace survey data back to any one individual.

Thank you in advance for your participation! A high response rate helps ensure accurate results and demonstrates the commitment of those who work at UE.

If you have any questions, please contact Lucy Himstedt, director of university relations at lh133. 

* Financial Consultant and Chartered Wealth Advisor to Speak March 30

Jeffrey A. Berger, Financial Consultant and Chartered Wealth Advisor® with Hilliard Lyons, will be giving a presentation titled, "Asset Diversification in the context of global market." on March 30, 2011 at 4.00 p.m. in SB 272. He will also be giving prizes to the winning teams of the investment challenge game arranged by Dr. Walayet A. Khan, Professor of finance, in his Fundamentals of Financial Management classes (FIN 361).

* Lecture on Late Ottoman Jerusalme in Photos

Issam Nassar, associate professor of history at Illinois State University, will give a lecture on Thursday, March 24 at 4 p.m., in Eykamp Hall, Ridgway University Center. His topic will be “The History of Late Ottoman Jerusalem in Photos.” Nassar is co-editor of Jerusalem Quarterly and specializes in Middle East cultural history with special interest in photography.

His publications include: Gardens of Sand (2010), I Would Have Smiled: Photographing the Palestinian Refugee Experience (2009), European Portrayals of Jerusalem: Religious Fascinations and Colonialist Imaginations (2006); Different Snapshots: Early Photography in Palestine: 1850-1948 (in Arabic, 2005); Photographing Jerusalem (1997).  He is the co-editor of several books including: Pilgrims, Lepers and Stuffed Cabbage: Essays on Jerusalem's Cultural History (2005); Ottoman   Jerusalem in the Jawharieh Memoirs: Volume One of the Memoirs of the Musician Wasif Jawharieh, 1904-1917 (2003).

This lecture is being presented by UE’s Department of History and College of Arts and Sciences.

Nassar is co-editor of Jerusalem Quarterly and specializes in Middle East cultural history with special interest in photography.

* Ladder Golf Tournament at UE vs. IU Baseball Game

Want to play Ladder or Hillbilly Golf? The Athletic Training Club is holding a tournament on Saturday, March 26 at 12:30 p.m. on the IM soccer field by the Armory. Teams of 2 people can be entered for $5/team. There will be sign-ups in Ridgway University Center on March 23-25 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. or email sw167 to sign-up now. There will be prizes for 1st and 2nd place. The event is being held during the double header baseball game vs. IU, which begins at 1 p.m. An email with the bracket and rules will be sent out Friday, March 25.


Info You Should Know

* Parking Lot Closed for Moore Hall Lagoon Party

Parking Lot F (Lagoon Parking Lot) will be closed Friday, March 25, at 5 p.m. until Saturday, March 26, at midnight for the annual Moore Hall Lagoon Party.  All vehicles must be moved from the parking lot before 5 p.m. or they will be towed.

* March Pcard Cycle Ends

The March Cycle began Feb. 22 and ended at midnight on March 21. UE Cardholders may reconcile in SDG2 and print statements as of March 23. Please note that the General Ledger will upload on March 30. Once GL uploads, cardholders can no longer make changes to SDG2 transactions for the MARCH cycle. For additional cycle date information go to the Pcard & Purchasing website on AceLink at http://acelink/Areas/Pcard/ .

* Become a Global Justice Volunteer/Summer Intern – UM Opportunities for College Students

Global Ministries needs Global Justice Volunteers and Summer Interns, young adults who can work for about two months with community organizations and faith-based partners to listen, learn, practice social justice, advocate with the disenfranchised, be in solidarity, and make a positive difference with communities connected to Global Ministries, the international mission agency of The United Methodist Church.

In previous years young adults have described their short-term mission experience as "amazing," "incredibly rewarding and incredibly frustrating," "not easy but worth it," and "a wonderful, meaningful, and life-changing experience."  Taking the lead from the communities where they serve, interns and volunteers become witnesses to the call to "do justice, love mercy, and walk humbly with God." (Micah 6:8)

Young people who embark on the journey to become an intern or volunteer are challenged to face the issues of our times, including: migration, economic justice, global health, and poverty.

The GJV and Summer Intern programs provide opportunities to learn, serve, and be exposed to these issues and new cultures. As part of Global Ministries' collective efforts to address the root causes of injustice, the interns and volunteers stand with the individuals, organizations, and communities where they serve. They become part of the social justice movement striving to build a world where all God's children live in peace, reconciliation, and harmony with God and one another.

Summer Interns
For ten weeks, from June 13 to August 20, Summer Interns encounter social justice as they work with communities around the US. Among other possibilities, interns may connect community members to emergency assistance and job training in Alexandria, organize children’s recreation in Appalachia, work with homeless communities in Detroit, or support advocacy for housing in San Antonio.

Global Justice Volunteers
For eight weeks over the summer, Global Justice Volunteers ( between the ages of 18 and 30 ) serve abroad with grassroots organizations alongside other young adults from around the world. The volunteers may staff an HIV and AIDS clinic in East Africa, or advocate for sustainable life in Asia. Working in teams of two to five people, volunteers support the community to which they are assigned and one another.
The volunteers and interns of the General Board of Global Ministries reflect a diversity of gender, race, class, privilege, as well as varied educational and life experiences.

For more information contact: Tamara Gieselman, University Chaplain,

Applications due March 31.

* Student Email Is Changing!

Student email is changing! The University is partnering with Microsoft to bring students larger mailboxes and a suite of online services, starting next week. To learn more, please visit

* UE Bookstore Summer and Fall Adoptions Due

All faculty and academic departments - remember that adoptions for Summer sessions and the Fall 2011 term are due in the UE Bookstore.  If you have any questions please contact the Bookstore. 

* UE Gives Back is April 2

UE Gives Back is April 2! Group leaders, please complete sign-up sheets and send them to Taylor Shelton at by March 25 to ensure that enough T-shirts are ordered for all volunteers. The sooner the sign-up sheets are turned in, the better. Also, there are many volunteer opportunities available in the coming weeks. If you are in need of hours or would just like to spend some time serving your community please drop by the Volunteer Services Office in Ridgway or contact Taylor Shelton at TS142 or Julia Bynum at JB495.

* Volunteers Needed for Southern Indiana Classic Marathon

The Southern Indiana Classic Marathon and Half Marathon takes place on Sunday, April 10th here in Evansville at the Vanderburgh County 4H center.

There are a wide variety of volunteer opportunities available, both that weekend and the week leading up to it. Volunteers receive free t-shirts, entrance to the SIC Celebration Party (going on all day at the 4H center for the community and race participants) and are invited to a volunteer appreciation party the week following the event.

To see jobs and sign up, visit the website, and click "learn more" under volunteer information.  This is perfect for your student organization, Sorority or Fraternity to all work together and help our community. If you have a group that is interested in volunteering please contact SIC intern Lauren Schaftlein at ls184. All other questions, contact Andrea Klotz at or ak96.

* On-Campus Summer Housing Availability

Students, are you staying on campus over the summer?  If so, let Residence Life help find you a summer pad!  UE summer housing will be available in Powell Hall and the University apartments on Lincoln Avenue.  For more information, see our summer housing page or contact the Office of Residence Life.  Applications for UE summer housing are available at the Office of Residence Life and are due by 5 p.m., April 21. 




* Heidi Strobel Presents Paper at Conference

Associate Professor of Art History Heidi Strobel presented a paper titled "National and Transnational Networks: The Case of Caroline Watson" on March 18, at the American Society of Eighteenth-Century Studies conference in Vancouver, British Columbia.  While at this conference, she also chaired a session on Neapolitan art in the eighteenth century.



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