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Tuesday, November 15, 2011

What's Happening Today

* Spanish Club Dance Night

The Spanish Club is having a basic dance workshop this Tuesday, Nov. 15 from 7:15-9 p.m. in the Student Fitness Center Aerobics Room.  Come wearing comfortable shoes and ready for fun!


* This Week in Music - Eykamp String Quartet Performs Tonight.

The Eykamp String Quartet, the Department of Music’s resident string ensemble, will perform in Wheeler Concert Hall this evening at 7:30 p.m.  Quartet members include violinist Gared Crawford, Concertmaster of the Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra; violinist Jung-Min Shin, the EPO’s Associate Concertmaster; violist Craig Bate, Principal Violist of the EPO and of the Owensboro Symphony Orchestra; and EPO Principal Cellist Kevin Bate.  The ensemble will open the concert with Alexander Glazunov’s Five Novelettes, Op. 15.  Pianist Thomas Drury will then join the quartet for a performance of Antonin Dvo?ák’s Piano Quintet No. 2, Op. 81.  The Eykamp String Quartet is made possible by the special underwriting of Rita, Richard, and Dorothy Eykamp, friends of the University of Evansville and the Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra.  The concert is free and open to the public.

* Principal Panel this Tuesday in Eykamp Hall

Come join ISEA this Tuesday Nov. 15 at 6 p.m., as they host the Principal Panel in Eykamp. This is opportunity to hear from some of Evansville's Princpals. They will talk about their day to day lives. The obstacles they face. This is a great event for all majors. Whether you are interested in the legal, administrative or student aspect of education. Principal Panel is an amazing opportunity. Join ISEA and meet those making a difference in the community around us. 

* International Education Week Nov. 14-18

On Tuesday, Nov. 15, IEW events include: UE student presentations on international study, research, and internships from 9:00-4:00 in Eykamp Hall and Focus on Africa panel at 7 p.m. in Room 71, Schroeder Family School of Business Administration Building. For full listing of student presentations and additional IEW information, visit

* MLA and APA Focus of Writing Workshop

Finishing a research paper and have questions about the MLA or APA style guide? Come to the Writing Center at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 15! Writing Center tutor (and senior education major) Kayla Brenton will discuss the importance of citation, determination of what to cite, and proper format. The Writing Center is in the Clifford Memorial Library Building, entrance facing Koch Center.

* Athletic Department Cookbook Sale - Proceeds Go to Toys for Tots

The University of Evansville Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) will be selling Athletic Department Cookbooks this winter to raise money for the U.S. Marine Toys For Tots Foundation. Cookbooks include over 70 recipes submitted by student-athletes, coaches and the athletic administration.

The cost of the cookbook is $10 and all proceeds go towards SAAC's annual participation in the Toys For Tots program. For the past six years, UE student-athletes have donated over $6,000 and purchased toys for children in the greater Evansville area.

SAAC representatives will be selling cookbooks near the main entrance at the Ford Center this Saturday at the UE/Butler, and again on Nov. 16 for the UE/IU game. Cookbooks will be available for purchase during the two hours leading up to tip-off both days.

Fans can preorder the books to be picked up at the Ford Center on the day of the games. Arrangements can also be made to pick up the cookbooks at Carson Center at a later date. For long distance fans, cookbooks can be shipped with a $5 shipping and handling fee added to the total cost.

For more information or to preorder a cookbook, contact women's tennis player Kelsey Costales at


Upcoming Events

* Neu Chapel Organ @ Noon this Thursday

Dr. Douglas Reed will perform the last Neu Chapel Organ @ Noon concert of the semester on Thursday, Nov. 17, at 12:15 p.m.  A prelude to Thanksgiving and postlude to Reformation Sunday, the 45-minute program will include discussion and performance of two famous Lutheran hymns, Nun danket alle Gott (Now Thank We All Our God) and Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott (A Might Fortress Is Our God) as arranged by J.S. Bach, Sigfrid Karg-Elert, Helmut Walcha, and others. Refreshments will be served by the Neu Chapel Society in the Chapel narthex following the program.


* Need Honors Points?

Honors students can earn points by attending Congressman Mike Sodrel's lecture this Wednesday! At his lecture - “More Liberty or More Government?" - Sodrel will discuss various political systems and the best way to bring back prosperity to the US economy. Bring your questions to Room 170 (Smythe Lecture Hall) in the Schroeder Family School of Business Administration Building at 4 p.m. on Nov. 16.

* Chi Omega's Make a Wish Event Is Saturday

Chi Omega's Make A Dish 4 Make A Wish is this Saturday, Nov. 19. Come enjoy over 90 different food items. Tickets are $10 at 4:30 p.m., $6 at 5:30 p.m., or $7 at the door. Ask any Chi Omega or see the table in Ridgway University Center for your ticket. If you have any questions, contact

* It's Time for the International Bazaar!

The members of ISC would like to invite everyone to their annual International Bazaar. Come and sample food from around the world. They will be serving Yaki-soba (noodles&vegetables) from Japan, Gajar ka Halwa (Carrot Pudding) from India, Musakhan (a chicken dish) from the Arab Nations, Chicken Adobo from the Philippines, scones from the UK, and more dishes from Ireland, Germany, Africa, Ukraine, Venezuela, Hungary, Korea, Spain, Russia and Mongolia! So come to Eykamp Hall in Ridgway University Center on Friday, Nov. 18, from 4:30-8:30 p.m. and enjoy all the delicious food they have to offer. Tickets are $7 students and $10 general admission. Proceeds go to UNICEF.

* Special I-House Program

Join I-House this Wednesday for a special International Education Week presentation: International Poetry Reading. UE students will present poems in more than a dozen different languages, including: Russian, Kurdish, Korean, Swahili, Spanish, Vietnamese, and Arabic.  International cuisine and the poetry reading begin at 7 p.m. in the Class of 1959 Gallery in Ridgway University Center.

* UE Schmidt Opera Series Presents Die Fledermaus

The Department of Music’s Schmidt Opera Series will present Johann Strauss’s Die Fledermaus in Wheeler Concert Hall this Friday and Saturday evening, November 18 and 19, at 7:30.  Mistaken identity, love, betrayal, social climbing, and practical jokes all mix together in 1890s Vienna in this beloved comic operetta, which includes spoken dialogue along with musical numbers.  Associate Professor of Voice and Opera Jon Truitt will conduct the performances, and pianist Kristin Jones will provide accompaniment.  The performances are made possible by the Schmidt Opera Series.  Admission is $5. UE students and faculty may attend a free performance on Thursday, November 17. 

* Fun and Free Language Lessons

OPEN TO ALL, 30-minute language lessons will be offered Wednesday, November 16 from 11-4 in Eykamp. Languages include Portuguese, Persian, Swahili, Russian, Spanish, German, Mandarin Chinese, Arabic, Thai, Wolof, Kurdish. For times and full International Education Week schedule, visit .

* Congressman Mike Sodrel to Speak Wednesday

On November 16, 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? In the words of Congressman Sodrel, “For me it’s still about liberty. What we have secured…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 at 4 p.m. in Room 170 (Smythe Lecture Hall) in Schroeder Family School of Business Administration Building to find out answers to your questions about the economy and all those “isms” (socialism, communism, fascism, etc.). 

Mike 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. He has received many community leadership awards and has been honored with distinction by several service organizations. Currently, he is Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Constitution Institute.

* Salvation Army Looking for Bell-Ringers

The Salvation Army is looking for volunteers to help with their annual bell-ringing campaign. On December 2nd from 3pm-8pm volunteers are needed at the Schnucks and Walgreens stores on Green River Road to ask people for donations. If you are interested, fill in your preferred times here and sign up for how many hours you want to do. If you have any questions, please email the Community Services Initiative office at



Info You Should Know

* Employee Excellence Award Nominations

The University of Evansville, in pursuit of excellence in service, wishes to recognize monthly a non-faculty employee displaying records of achievement as a leader.  Leadership may be demonstrated in any of the following categories:

·         Service to the University community

·         Service to students

·         Job performance and attitude towards fellow employees

One award will be presented each month.  To be eligible, an employee must be a full-time member of administration or staff.

Nominations for the December 2011 Employee Excellence Award are due no later than Friday, November 18, 2011.

To nominate someone, or to find out more information about the Employee Excellence Awards, go to

* 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, November 16 from 11:00-1:00 in Eykamp Hall, Ridgway University Center. Contact for more info.

* Service Opportunity

Holiday Retirement Village is looking for volunteers to help with its annual yard sale on Nov. 17 from 1-4 p.m. and Nov. 18 from 7 -10 a.m. and 2-4 p.m. If you are interested in helping please email the Community Services Initiative office at

* Mail Services Reminder for Thanksgiving

Mail Services Reminder - Thanksgiving

Since UE campus will be closing at noon on Wednesday, Nov. 23, please note the following adjustments and plan accordingly.  These adjustments will help to ensure there is sufficient time to complete mail processing before campus closes for Thanksgiving.

• The daily mail run will begin at 8:30 a.m.  
• All outgoing mail must be in UE Mail Services for processing on November 23, no later than 10 a.m.
• UE Mail Services will close at noon on Wednesday, November 23 and re-open on Monday morning, November 28. 
• Please note that United States Post Office will also be closed on Thursday, November 24th, 2011 for Thanksgiving Day.  
• While UE Mail Services is closed, those needing to mail a letter, etc. may do so by taking their UE Pcard to the Post Office.

For mailing questions, contact Mail Services at extension 1067.

* 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.  



* UE Students Present Research at International Conferences

UE students Rebecca Totton (Psychology), Bethany Sanstrum (Neuroscience) and Molly Henson (Neuroscience) presented their research findings at two international conferences in Washington, D.C. this weekend. On Friday, Nov. 11, they presented "The Comparison of Prenatal Dietary Exposure to Phytoestrogens and Rearing Condition Moderated by Cross-Fostering and Nutritional Control in Latent Cross-Fostering" at the 44th International Society for Developmental Psychobiology conference. Then on Sunday, Nov. 13, they presented "Examination of Critical Period of Dietary Phytoestrogen Exposure Elucidated by Ultrasonic Vocalizations, Open Field Behavior and Novel Object Recognition" at the 40th Society for Neuroscience conference.




* Colt Ryan Named MVC Player Of The Week

Aces junior Colt Ryan has been named Missouri Valley Conference Player of the Week, the league announced Monday evening.

Ryan recorded a game-high 23 points in the Aces’ season-opening victory over Butler.  He hit 14-of-18 free throws while knocking down four field goals.  He picked his game up even more in the overtime period, scoring six of UE’s 11 points in the extra period while picked up a pivotal steal.

The Batesville, Ind. native was not just an offensive force as he contributed in every way.  Ryan finished with a team-high seven rebounds, five steals and three assists in 42 minutes of action.

The honor was the second of Ryan’s career, also winning it last December of 2010.  That week also included an overtime win against Butler.

Ryan and the Aces are preparing to face Indiana on Wednesday.  Tip is set for 7 p.m. at the Ford Center. will carry a live stream of the contest.


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