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Wednesday, November 9, 2011

* Show Your UE Spirit at Saturday's Aces Fan Fest

Celebrate the Aces’ new home at the Ford Center, enjoy food from local restaurants, and get a sneak peek at Ace Purple’s new look! The community is invited to the Aces Fan Fest before the men’s basketball game against Butler on Saturday, November 12.

The Aces Fan Fest will take place from 11:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at D-Patrick Ford (corner of Fifth and Locust streets). For suggested parking locations, please visit

Food and drinks will be available for purchase (cash only) from Kanpai, La Sombra Coffee Roasting Co., the River City Roller/Zesto truck, UE Strength and Conditioning coaches, the UE Venturing Crew, and AcesTV. Among the choices will be pulled pork, hot dogs, hot and cold drinks, and UE-themed candy.

Also at the Aces Fan Fest, teams of UE students will compete in a chili cook-off and the UE’s Best Dance Crew contest. Fans can have their pictures taken with Ace Purple, UE’s newly redesigned mascot whose new look will be officially unveiled inside the Ford Center at approximately 1:55 p.m. The game begins at 2:05 p.m.

* 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. 

* Dedication of the New Corridor of Champions

The Corridor of Champions exhibit from Roberts Stadium which showcased many memorable moments from UE Athletics history, will soon have a premier spot in the atrium of the new Ford Center.  The display has been completely revamped, and that enhancement and move has been made possible by generous donations from the naming sponsor, Hilliard Lyons, and several supporting sponsors.

The new Hilliard Lyons Corridor of Champions will be dedicated in a private ceremony before the UE vs. IU game on November 16. All funds raised from tickets to the event will go toward completion of Phase II of the exhibit which will be a memorial wall honoring those who lost their lives the "night it rained tears." The 1977 UE plane crash touched and changed so many lives at the University and in the region. This will always be a part of the fabric of UE and Evansville.

The reception and ceremony will begin at 4:30 p.m. with remarks by Jerry Sloan (on video), Larry Humes, and Calbert Cheaney at 5:10 p.m., followed by Mayor Jonathan Weinzapfel. Alan Newman of Hilliard Lyons will then unveil the Hilliard Lyons Corridor of Champions. Doors open at 4:15 p.m.

TICKET INFORMATION (Ticket required for admission)
Ticket price:  $100.00 (tickets are tax deductible and proceeds will go toward Phase II of the exhibit). Ticket is for dedication only; game tickets must be purchased separately.

Ceremony tickets can be purchased at the Ford Center Box Office, Aces Athletics Ticket Office (488-ACES), or by returning the form below to: Roberts Stadium Foundation, c/o The Ford Center, 1 SE Martin Luther King Blvd, Evansville, IN 47708.


Phone number:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

Email address:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

Please hold                tickets in my name. Check enclosed.

                          I cannot attend, but please accept enclosed donation for the memorial exhibit.


* 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.



What's Happening Today

* Mass in Neu Chapel Tonight

Everyone is welcome for Mass in Neu Chapel tonight at 9:30. Father Ryan Hilderbrand, associate pastor at Christ the King Catholic Church, will be the celebrant. He'll be available to hear Confessions starting at 9:00, and students will lead the Rosary at 9:10. This Wednesday night Mass is a quiet, simple mid-week liturgy that is a good break from study for some time in prayer.

* Come See Ace Factor Tomorrow Night!

Wanna see people eat weird food or through relay challenges?  Then come and see ACE FACTOR tonight at 7pm around the East Terrace outside of Ridgway.  Don't worry if you can't make it.  ACE FACTOR will be streamed live on Facebook.  All you have to do is like AcesTv on Facebook.


Upcoming Events

* Art Department Senior Show

The art department's senior seminar will launch its first senior showcase next week. The show, titled "Abstract Outlook," will host an opening reception on Monday, Nov. 14, from 11 a.m. - noon in Krannert Gallery. All are welcome!

* Senior and Young Alumni Night at RiRa

All UE Seniors are invited to the Young Alumni Gathering at RiRa Irish Pub this Friday, Nov. 11 at 8 p.m.  It is free to all seniors and appetizers will be available.  It should be great night to network with fellow students as well as recent young alumni.

* Adventist Campus Ministries Bible Study

Adventist Campus Ministries will be having Bible study on Thursday night from 7-8: p.m. in Room153 (Eades Music Room) in the McCurdy Wing of Schroeder Family School of Business Administration Building.

The topic of Bible study will be on the subject of "Hell". Questions such as, "Is the devil in charge of hell?" "Is hell fire eternal?" and "Does hell exist now?" will be answered from the Bible. Anyone is welcome to attend and you can contact: Guy Goodness ( 812-827-1789 for more details.  

* Correction: NO CNS Meeting This Week

There will NOT be a CNS meeting this week due to the Crick lecture. Sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused!

* 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!

* Mittens and Hats and Gloves, Oh My!

Once again, Graves Hall is collecting NEW mittens, hats, gloves and scarves for needy children in local schools in and around Evansville.  Please hang your donations on the Christmas tree in the lobby of Graves Hall beginning Thursday, Nov. 10.  Monetary donations are being accepted also by Tana Chapman (GH 233), Pam Young (GH 219), Karen Doss (GH 301) or Lisa Toelle (GH 304).   Thank you in advance for your generosity!

* Senior & Young Alumni Night at RiRa

All UE seniors are invited to the Young Alumni Gathering at RiRa Irish Pub this Friday, Nov. 11 at 8 p.m.  It is free to all seniors and appetizers will be available.  It should be great night to network with fellow students as well as recent young alumni.

* 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

* 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.


* 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.

* 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.


* 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

* What UEL Can Do 4U: Britannica

Do you want to use even though your professor said that you cannot?  Are you trying to get background on information on a topic with which you are unfamiliar?  Try Britannica Online.

Britannica is an electronic encyclopedia provided through University of Evansville Libraries.  Over 75,000 interconnected articles, including well over 23,000 biographies of people from all walks of life throughout history.  Entries are linked in a similar fashion to Wikipedia, allowing navigation from one topic to another through connected names and links.  Each entry also provides further reading, bibliographies, and additional media, e.g. interviews, film clips, and pictures.

Britannica Online: Academic Edition features include:

  • Over 75 thousand entries
  • Interconnected entries for easy navigation;
  • Additional links and information to help the research process;
  • Academic alternative to Wikipedia with very similar functionality,

Britannica is available here if you are the campus server. Contact Kathy Bartelt (kb4) or Shane White (sw69) with questions or comments. 

* 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!

* Adopt-a-Family

The Office of Community Service Initiatives will once again be assisting the Evansville Rescue Mission through the Adopt-a-Family program. This program serves to provide Christmas gifts for families in the Tri-State area that are at or below the federal poverty line. Student organizations, campus departments, individuals or friends can sign up to Adopt-a-Family by Tuesday, Nov. 22. A family with a wish list will be assigned to you and presents can be dropped off in the Center for Student Engagement by December 7th. If you wish to Adopt-a-Family please email before Nov. 22.

The Office of Community Service Initiatives will be providing other holiday service opportunities so stay tuned for more information on Salvation Army Bell Ringing and the Tri-State Alliance Holiday AIDS project.

* 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.


* USPS Closed Friday, November 11 for Veteran's Day

This is a reminder that the United States Post Office will be closed on Friday, Nov. 11, for Veteran’s Day. Any mail picked up by UE Mail Services on Friday, Nov. 11, will be metered and mailed on the afternoon of Monday, Nov. 14. For mailing questions, contact UE Mail Services at extension 2197.




* Congratulations to Psychology Class of 2012!

Psychology and Neuroscience seniors have once again proven themselves among the nation’s best.  The Class of 2012 just learned that they scored in top 1 percent of colleges on this year’s ETS Major Field Test! 

This year’s class is the third senior class in a row to have achieved the 99th percentile rank.

* ACM Programming Team

Congratulations to UE computer science majors Mason Blankenship, Kyle Singer, and Jesse Squires, who competed in the Association for Computing Machinery regional programming contest on Saturday, November 5. UE’s team placed second of 14 collegiate teams that competed at Murray State University in Murray, Kentucky. 

The annual programming contest pits teams of three university students against eight complex problems with a five-hour deadline. Huddled around a single computer, competitors race against the clock to rank the difficulty of the problems, deduce the requirements, design test beds, and build software systems that solve the problems.


* 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.  



* Aces to Release Limited Number of Tickets for IU and Butler

The University of Evansville athletic department is releasing a limited number of tickets for sale to the general public for both men's basketball games in the upcoming week.

Evansville will face Butler on Saturday at the Ford Center before playing host to Indiana on the evening of November 16.

Wednesday‚s sale will consist of single game tickets to the Butler game while IU tickets will be made available in the form of a 5-pack.  Both tickets will go on sale on Wednesday, November 9 at 10 a.m.

Tickets for Saturday‚s contest against the Bulldogs can be purchased through the Carson Center ticket office in person or by calling (812) 488-ACES.  They can also be purchased through the Ford Center ticket office or online at

For those interested in tickets for the IU game, they can be purchased from the UE ticket office only.  Games included in the 5-pack are Indiana (Nov. 16), TCU (Dec. 3), Southern Illinois (Dec. 29), Illinois State (Jan. 21) and Indiana State (Jan. 29). Prices for the 5-Pack are $81 and $75.  Contact the UE ticket office for full information.


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