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Wednesday, November 16, 2011

What's Happening Today

* Cognitive Neuroscience Research Group Meeting

There will be a Cognitive Neuroscience Research Group meeting Wednesday. They will be taking a tour of the psychology laboratories. The group will meet in Room 5A in Hyde Hall at 5:30 p.m.

* 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.

* 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.

* 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

* 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!

* 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.

* 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.)


* Performers Needed for UE Drag Show!

UE PRIDE's ninth annual drag show is taking place Dec. 3 in Eykamp Hall, Ridgway University Center.  In order to make this event a success they need as many student performers that want to participate.  Participants will get free entry to the event and have the oppertunity to win gift certificates and grand prizes reserved for performers. The theme is "Keep Calm and Drag On" and is the biggest philanthropy on campus.  They hope to raise $2,500 this year but that will not be possible without the help and support of fellow students and student groups.  If you would like to participate please email with any questions as soon as possible.  Registration ends on Nov. 21.


Upcoming Events

* This Week in Music - Grammy-Award Winning Composer Michael Daughtery to Speak

Grammy-award winning composer Michael Daugherty will speak on campus this Friday, Nov. 18, at 10 a.m. in the Krannert Fine Arts Building.  Daugherty has been hailed by The Times (London) as “a master icon maker” with a “maverick imagination, fearless structural sense and meticulous ear.” In 2011, the Nashville Symphony’s Naxos recording of Daugherty’s Metropolis Symphony and Deus ex Machina was honored with three GRAMMY® Awards, including Best Classical Contemporary Composition. Also in 2011, Naxos released a new CD of Daugherty's orchestral music entitled Route 66 to great acclaim, with Marin Alsop conducting the Bournemouth Symphony.  He studied music composition at the University of North Texas (1972-76), the Manhattan School of Music (1976-78), and computer music at Pierre Boulez’s IRCAM in Paris (1979-80).  Daugherty joined the School of Music at the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor) in 1991, where he is Professor of Composition and a mentor to many of today’s most talented young composers.  While his presentation is primarily aimed at music students and faculty, the event is free and open to the public.

* Students in Leadership Webinar

Students in Leadership will be continuing the Webinar series Thursday, Nov. 17 at 7-8 p.m. in the Morton-Brentano pit. Come by to learn how to have leadership presence and the confidence you need to be an effective leader. Snacks and drinks available.

* Everyone Invited to InterVarsity Christian Fellowship Open House

InterVarsity invites everyone to the basement of Neu Chapel (Grabill Lounge) at 8 p.m. this Thursday night. Come hang out, spend some time in worship and learn more about InterVarsity's purpose at UE. Bring your friends and your questions! Please contact Kayla Brenton at for more information.

* 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.


* 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.

* International Video Conferencing: World Bank Economist to Speak to UE Students Nov. 21

Dr. Farrukh Iqbal, a World Bank economist currently on assignment in the Middle East will be talking to UE students in Room 170 (Smyth Hall), in the Schroeder Family School of Business Administration Building at 8 a.m. on Nov. 21.  Dr. Iqbal has been at the World Bank for the last 28 years and is currently the Director of the Strategic Cooperation Department. He obtained his bachelors degree from Harvard University and his PhD degree in Economics from Yale University. He has graciously accepted an invitation from Walayet A. Khan, Professor of Finance, to give a presentation entitled "Unending Crises? The Current Global Economic Situation" 

The event is open to the UE community and the public.


Info You Should Know

* Writing Center Closed for Thanksgiving Break

The Writing Center will be open through noon Tuesday, Nov. 22, and then closed for Thanksgiving Break until noon Monday, Nov. 28. Normal operating hours will then prevail through 10 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 6. The center will close for Reading/Study Day and remain closed through final exams.

If you wish to visit with a Writing Center tutor between now and the end of the semester, you may schedule appointments online by going to the University website, clicking on Campus Community, then going to AceLink and clicking on "Areas," and then "Writing Center," where you will find the appointment calendar. Or, call 488-2391 to speak with a tutor, who can schedule your appointment(s) for you. 

* Revised Holiday Schedule

The University of Evansville will be closed during the holidays to allow our employees to enjoy this special time with their families.

The following November-December-January holiday schedule will be observed:


  • Wednesday, November 23 - close at noon
  • Thursday, November 24, 2011
  • Friday, November 25, 2011

Christmas/New Year’s

  • Friday, December 23, 2011 through Monday, January 2, 2011, returning Tuesday, January 3, 2011
* 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

* Join the University Band!

All students are welcome to join the University Band. This ensemble is primarily composed of non-music majors who still enjoy playing their instruments, and no audition is required. The University Band performs one concert at the end of each semester, and also performs at home basketball games in the beautiful new downtown Ford Center, such as the exciting defeat of Butler on Saturday. Rehearsals are Mondays from 4-5 pm, and we would love for you to join us this spring! Register for MUS 110, section 02, or email Dr. Groulx at for more information.

* 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

* Keep Evansville Beautiful Needs Volunteers

On Nov. 21 between 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Keep Evansville Beautiful needs 10 volunteers to clean up around I-164.  E-mail for more details! Thanks!

* 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.

* 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.




* Student Tickets Released for IU!

A limited number of tickets for the IU game are being released for students in the student section. These seats will be standing room only in the lower portion of the student section. Pick up will begin at noon at the Carson Center Ticket Office.   

* Evansville Set To Face Indiana On Wednesday

On Wednesday, the University of Evansville men's basketball team will look to improve to 2-0 as it will take on the Indiana Hoosiers at 7 p.m. at the Ford Center.

(Those attending tonight's game should keep in mind that starting today, Riverside Drive will be closed in front of Casino Aztar. This is due to work on a' pedestrian bridge project . It will remain closed through next Wednesday.)

The Aces opened up the 2011-12 regular season with an 80-77 overtime win against Butler on Saturday at the Ford Center. Colt Ryan led the way with a game-high 23 points and tallied six of UE's 11 tallies in the extra period.

Facing a double-digit deficit in the second half, the Aces used a 15-2 run to get back into the contest. Regulation ended with four free throws being shot in the final second before the Aces came away with the overtime victory.

For his efforts against Butler, Colt Ryan was named MVC Player of the Week on Nov. 14. It marked the second such award for the junior as he won the honor in December of 2010. Interestingly enough, his last award also came in a week that saw the Aces defeat Butler in overtime.

Jordan Jahr had one of the top games of his Aces career in the opener against Butler. The sophomore finished with 15 points, just one short of his career high set last season at Indiana State. In the first half, Jahr tied for the game-high with 11 points. He hit 4-of-5 shots in the opening stanza, including three treys.

Junior Lewis Jones provided a spark for Evansville in the second half against Butler. Jones scored ten of his 12 points in the second period to finish with the fifth double-digit effort of his career. 

Indiana is 2-0 in 2011 following wins against Stony Brook and Chattanooga. Last time out against the Mocs, sophomore Victor Oladipo led IU with 21 points, shooting 6-9 from the floor and 8-of-11 from the charity stripe. Jodan Hulls notched 18 points while Verdell Jones III had 16.

Indiana has won all seven meetings against the Aces. Two have been played in Evansville, two in Bloomington and three at neutral sites. Last year, the squads met for the first time in 13 years as the Hoosiers came away with a 67-54 victory at Assembly Hall.

Wednesday's game will be broadcast live on  Fans attending the game are reminded that the doors will open up 90 minutes prior to tipoff.  Following the IU game, the Aces will return to action on Saturday, facing Oakland City at 2:05 p.m.




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