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Tuesday, November 8, 2011

* Book Signing to be Held as Part of Homecoming

A book signing will be held Saturday, Nov. 12 at 12:30 p.m. in the University Bookstore.  Works by members of the creative writing faculty, Margaret McMullan, Paul Bone and Rob Griffith will be available for purchase and the authors on hand to sign. In addition, works by members of the Department of Archaeology and Art History - including Alan Kaiser, Jennie Ebeling, and Heidi Strobel, will be available for purchase, and those faculty members will be on hand to sign.


* Homecoming 2012 - Chi Omega and Alpha Omicron Pi Celebrate Anniversaries|

As a part of Homecoming 2011 Reunion Weekend, Chi Omega and Alpha Omicron Pi will celebrate the 60th anniversaries of their colonizations at then Evansville College.  Congratulations to the alumnae and collegiate members of these fine organizations!

* Homecoming Alumni Speaker Series Features Bill Hadley '69 Speaking on Arab Spring

Homecoming Alumni Speaker Series Features Bill Hadley ’69 Speaking on Arab Spring
History Alumnus Bill Hadley PhD, will speak as part of Homecoming 2011 on Saturday, Nov. 12, at 10 a.m. in Eykamp 251, Ridgway University Center.  His topic is “The Arab Spring: Why Now and Where is it headed?”  A full bio on Dr. Hadley can be found at   This event is free and open to the public. 

* Homecoming 2011 Reunion Weekend This Week

Over 500 UE alumni from across the country will be on campus this weekend to celebrate Homecoming 2011.  Please join the Office of Alumni and Parent Relations in welcoming them back. The full schedule of events can be viewed at  Online registration is still live through Wednesday, Nov. 9. Homecoming Headquarters will be set up in the Ridgway University Center Friday from 2–5 p.m. and then again Saturday from 8 a.m.–1:30 p.m.  Any Homecoming questions should be directed to or extension 2586.  


* Date and Location Change for Residence Life Villages True Colors

Due to a conflict, the Residence Life Villages True Colors event has been changed from Nov. 8 at 6 p.m. in Eykamp 255, Ridgway University Center to Nov. 9 at 6 p.m. in Room 273 in the Schroeder Family School of Business Administration Building.



Upcoming Events

* UE Bookstore Homecoming Activities

Starting Friday,Nov. 11, and running through Saturday all UE Clothing in the Bookstore will be 15% off the original price as part of the Homecoming celebration.  Items already on sale or clearance are excluded from this offer.  ALSO  - On Saturday, Nov. 12 starting at 12:30 we will have six UE professors signing their books in the Bookstore.  Professors signing their books will be Alan Kaiser, Heidi Strobel, Jennie Ebeling, Robert Griffith, Paul Bone, and Margaret McMullan.  The event will end approximately at 1:30 p.m. so be early.  Hours in the Bookstore during Homecoming weekend are:  Friday from 8 6 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sunday from noon to 2 p.m.  Come join the celebration!!


There will be an informational meeting on Thursday, Nov. 10 from noon–1:15 p.m. in Room 240, Graves Hall, for any student interested in attending the summer health institute at Harlaxton this summer and for nursing and HSA students interested in completing a clinical/internship experience in a hospital in China.  Please RSVP to Kelly Epps at if you will be attending. Pizza will be provided during the meeting and we need to know how many students will be attending so we have enough for everyone to eat. Please bring your own drinks.

The 5-week summer institute at Harlaxton runs from May 11–June 14, 2012 and includes the following courses:

  • The British and US Health Care Systems
  • Nursing and Health Professions
  • Cardiac Rehabilitation
  • Ethics and Jurisprudence in Health Care

There is also a 10-day option at Harlaxton that runs from June 1–June 10, 2012

Additionally, we will be discussing potential clinical and/or internship experiences for nursing and HSA students in China. This experience would run for approximately 5 weeks from Mid June through the end of July.

* CNS Meeting This Wednesday

There will be a CNS Meeting Wednesday, November 9th, in Hyde 5A from 5:30 to 6:30. We will be discussing the Crick Lecture and touring the psychology laboratories. Everyone is welcome!

* This Week in Music

The UE Wind Ensemble will present its fall concert in Neu Chapel this Tuesday, Nov. 8, at 7:30 p.m.  Assistant Professor of Low Brass and Director of Bands Ken Steinsultz will lead the ensemble in a concert of works ranging from Percy Grainger’s The Duke of Marlborough Fanfare to Frank Ticheli’s Wild Nights.  The program will also include Grainger’s Lincolnshire Posy and Gunther Sculler’s Meditation, and Assistant Professor of Voice Stacey Uthe will join the ensemble for a performance of Ron Nelson’s Aspen Jubilee.  The concert is free and open to the public.

UE student and soprano Angelina Murray will present her Senior Recital in Wheeler Concert Hall this Sunday, Nov. 13, at 1 p.m.  The recital is free and open to the public.


* Phi Alpha Theta Calendar Sale

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

* Study Abroad

Students who are considering study abroad at Harlaxton (summer, fall, spring) or with a UE faculty-led program or on an approved partner program are encouraged to attend the UE International Programs Info Fair on Wednesday, Nov. 16 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. in Eykamp Hall, Ridgway University Center. Contact for more information.


* To all Science & Mathematics Majors - from Your Survey Questions - Experts Answer!

On Friday, Nov. 11 in the Eykamp Family Chemistry Lecture Hall, room 101, The Science Advisory Council invites you to come and hear a panel discussion with three experts in the field of science.  They will discuss your concerns expressed in the "What are you interested in?" survey.

A poster display and refreshments will follow.

Come hear their comments on post-baccalaureate education, CV/resume, extracurricular activities, and how to understand the emerging areas and trends in Science and Math Technology. Dr. Guy Banta, Dr. Nick Manicke and Matt Riehle will join Director of Career Services and Cooperative Education Gene Wells.

Contact Assistant Director of Gift Planning and Capital Support Cathy Renner at ex 2519 with any questions.

* Tibetan Lama Speaking at UE Tonight

Arjia Rinpoche, a Tibetan lama and author of the memoir Surviving the Dragon: A Tibetan Lama’s Account of 40 Years Under Chinese Rule, will speak at Neu Chapel at 7:00 p.m. Monday, November 14. Mayor Jonathan Weinzapfel will introduce Rinpoche.

Rinpoche is the highest ranking Tibetan lama to escape Tibet since the Dalai Lama’s escape in 1959. He spent years in forced labor camps and is considered an authority on current Chinese/Tibetan relations.

At the Dalai Lama’s request, Rinpoche moved to Indiana after his escape to head the Tibetan Mongolian Buddhist Cultural Center in Bloomington, founded by the Dalai Lama’s late brother. In 2010, Rinpoche published his life story, Surviving the Dragon, which includes a foreword by the Dalai Lama. Rinpoche will sign books before (6:00-6:30) and after (8:30-9:00) his lecture.

This event is hosted by the Office of Religious Life.

* Jane Austen to be Topic of the Creative Writing Coffee Hour-Melvin M. Peterson Literary Hour

The Creative Writing Coffee Hour-Melvin M. Peterson Literary Hour is planned for Thursday, Nov. 10 at 4 p.m. in the Melvin Peterson Gallery. The topic will be "Concerning Jane Austen."

Each year, during this special hour in honor of the Department of Creative Writing’s longtime supporter, Mel Peterson, several professors and students discuss various aspects of the work of an important literary figure. This year the focus will be on the great eighteenth-century novelist Jane Austen.


* Kick-Off Set for Colleges Against Cancer Carnival for a Cure 2012 Relay for Life

The kick-off for Colleges Against Cancer– Carnival for a Cure for 2012 Relay for Life is set for 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov.  9 in Room 170 (Smythe Lecture Hall) in Schroeder Family School of Business Administration Building. This will be the only time you can register for the event without paying the $10 registration fee. Contact Sara Johnson at with any further questions

* Helping Hands Across America

Each year Sodexo gives back to the Evansville community by hosting the annual Helping Hands Across America Food Drive. This year their goal is to donate 300 cans of cranberry sauce to the Evansville Rescue Mission for their Thanksgiving meals and 300 cans of other canned goods to the Tri-State Food Bank.

On Nov. 9 during meals at Cafe Court and operating hours at Ace's Place, diners will be able to purchase cans to donate for $1 (cash, credit, or flex). In addition, UE faculty and staff will receive a coupon for a FREE meal at Cafe Court in exchange for a donation of five cans. (The faculty and staff donations will be accepted in the Sodexo office.) For questions about the Helping Hands Across America Food Drive, contact Lindsey Mitchell at x2436 or

* 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: India

All members of the campus community are encouraged to attend I-House: India, where student Cyril Patra will share information about Indian culture and customs. 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.

* 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.)


* 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.

* 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.

* 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.

* Robert Goldstone to Speak at November Crick Lecture

Robert Goldstone, professor of psychology and brain science at Indiana University, will be the speaker at the Crick Lectures in Cognitive and Neural Sciences, on Nov. 9: His topic - “Being part of something bigger than us: The patterns that human groups spontaneously create”

Goldstone says that "Just as ants interact to form elaborate colonies and neurons interact to create structured thought, groups of people interact to create emergent organizations that the individuals may not understand or even perceive. To study the emergence of group behavior patterns, we have developed internet-based experimental platforms (for examples, see that allow groups of 2-200 people to interact with each other in real time on mobile devices or networked computers.  The experiments implement virtual environments where participants can see the moment-to-moment actions of their peers and immediately respond to their environment."

"I will describe two collective behavior paradigms," says Goldstone  "The first concerns the dissemination of innovations in social networks. In a real-world extension of this work, we study how parents in the United States name their babies.  The second concerns the self-organization of group members into specialized roles when they try to coordinate with one another.  Across the scenarios, the group-level behavior that emerges reveals influences of exploration and exploitation, bandwagon effects, population waves, and compromises between individuals using their own information and information obtained from their peers.  Some of these effects will be demonstrated using student response “clickers” and the audience’s hive mind."


Info You Should Know

* Follow AcesTV on UStream!

Interested in what Homecoming events AcesTV will be live streaming on campus? Check us out through our channel on Ustream or via our Facebook page this Wednesday to watch Ace Factor. It will begin at 7 p.m. You don't want to miss this! Follow this link to Ustream!

* 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.




* Model United Nations Delegations Bring Home Awards

The University of Evansville's delegations recently returned from three days of simulation at the Annual Indiana Consortium of International Programs (ICIP) Model United Nations. This endeavor is part of a DISC 300H class offered each fall.

This year UE fielded nine country delegations (Anna Whiteman and Judith Hillyer-India, Leslie Trotter and Shelby Phelps-China, Rachel Hansen and Katie Welch-France, Sara Gerlach and Krystina Jarboe-US, Deanna Hooper and Sammi Gaines-Colombia, Chantel Martinez and Matt Flamm-Lebanon, Suzie Caldwell and Derek McDowell-South Africa, Kendra Morehead and Caitlyn Mumm-Russia, Hillary Degenhardt and Rachael Sell-UK). Whitney Thompson also served as a Security Council Chair. 

While all participants performed well in light of only returning a few veterans, UE brought home a number of awards. Caitlyn Mumm won best overall delegate with Derek McDowell and Judith Hillyer as runners-up. Russia (Caitlyn Mumm and Kendra Morehead) and India (Judith Hillyer and Anna Whiteman) won best overall delegation in separate Security Councils. South Africa (Suzie Caldwell and Derek McDowell) and Colombia (Sammi Gaines and Deanna Hooper) tied for runner-up best delegation.  


Thank You

* Thank You to the University Community

The Offices of Admission and Publications appreciate the cooperation and patience exhibited by students, faculty and staff throughout the photo shoot this past week. Because of the enthusiasm and great attitude, the shoot went extremely smoothly and should result in some excellent photos. Thank you very much.


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