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Thursday, November 17, 2011

* Christmas on Campus

Until November 30 – Information Desk drop box, Ridgway University Center
 Bring an ornament from home to donate for the UE family tree in Ridgway University Center.  

Thursday, December 1–7:30 p.m., Neu Chapel
 A UE Campus Christmas-Candlelight Vespers
Get in the holiday spirit with Christmas carols and more!

Thursday, December 1 – 4-7:30 p.m., UE Bookstore
Faculty/Staff Appreciation Night prior to Vespers
With ID, 20% discount regular priced items, 5% additional off clearance items. Great gift ideas for stocking stuffers. Door prizes! 

Thursday, December 1 - noon-6 p.m., and Friday, December 2 - 7 a.m.-1 p.m., Melvin Peterson Gallery
Art Department Art and Craft Sale
Great place to find unique Christmas gifts!

Friday, December 2 – 3-5 p.m., Ridgway University Center
Purple Friday Holiday Party
Have your picture made with Purple Santa, decorate an ornament, be there for the UE family tree lighting, and enjoy refreshments.

Friday, December 2–5-9 p.m., Schroeder Family School of Business Administration Building
Holiday Spectacular
Get your picture taken and put in a snowglobe, 5-9 p.m., Atrium, Schroeder Family School of Business Administration Building

Holiday Bingo 6-7 p.m., Room 170 in the Schroeder Family School of Business Administration Building
Carriage rides 7-9 p.m., load at the Schroeder Family School of Business Administration Building and ride around front oval

Tuesday, December 6 – 7:30 p.m., Victory Theatre in downtown Evansville
Holiday Pops Concert
Free and open to the community

Friday, December 16 – Noon-1:15 p.m., Ridgway University Center Dining Hall
Campus Christmas Carry-In
Sodexo will provide meat, plates, utensils, drinks, cups, ice, and napkins. Please bring your favorite dish.  

Friday, December 23 – Holiday break begins.


What's Happening Today

* Lora Becker to Give Delta Sigma Pi Last Lecture Today

Delta Sigma Pi will be hosting a speaker, Associate Professor of Psychology Lora Becker, this Thursday, Nov. 17, at 4 p.m. in Room 162 (Harkness Hall), Schroeder Family School of Business Administration Building.  Becker will present "Not What You Do, But Why."  It is open to the public, but professional dress is required.  Any questions can be sent to

* 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.


* 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.

* 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.


Info You Should Know

* What UEL Can Do 4u: Lexis/Nexis Academic

Do you need a copy of the legal case, Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka? Do you need to know the net sales and key competitors of Panera Bread Company?  Are you interested in the latest news on the gold mining strike in Indonesia? Or the petition drive to recall Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker?  LexisNexis Academic is the database to consult for information on any of these topics. 

LexisNexis Academic provides full-text access to over 10,000 legal, news, and business sources.

Legal sources include access to primary and secondary source material including:
• U.S. Supreme Court decisions from 1790 to present
• U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals decisions
• U.S. District Court decisions from 1789 to present
• state court decisions at all court levels for all 50 states and territories
• federal regulations found in the Federal Register and the Code of Federal Regulations
• patents from 1971 forward
• law school directories

News coverage includes current stories and deep backfiles in national and regional newspapers, wire services, broadcast transcripts, and international news.  Resources include:
• full-text of more than 1,000 newspapers from the U.S. and around the world
• more than 300 magazines and journals and over 600 newsletters
• broadcast transcripts from television and radio networks, including ABC, CBS, CNN, FOX, NBC and NPR
• wire services,  including the Associated Press, Business Wire and PR Newswire
• non-English language news sources available in Spanish, French, German, Italian and Dutch, including both newspapers and magazines

Business resources include
• information and financial performance measures on 45 million companies
• data on 58 million executives
• news on over 1,000 industries
• political and economic news on over 300 countries 

Contact Kathy Bartelt ( or Shane White ( with questions or comments regarding Lexis/Nexis Academic.


* Central Receiving Holiday Reminder

Since UE campus will be closing at noon on Wednesday, Nov. 23, please note the following adjustments and plan accordingly.

o Central Receiving will be closing at noon on November 23, and will resume the regular afternoon delivery schedule on Monday, Nov. 28.
o Central Receiving will be accepting shipments Wednesday, Nov. 23, until 10 a.m. Packages will not be accepted after 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 23, through Sunday, Nov. 27, .
o Central Receiving will not be making campus deliveries on Wednesday. Anyone expecting a package on Wednesday morning may contact Central Receiving at extension 2181 to make arrangements for pick up.
o In-House Supply Orders received by 4 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 22, will be delivered on Tuesday afternoon. In-House Supply Orders received after 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 22, will be delivered on Monday afternoon, Nov. 28.

For questions, contact Doris Cook at extension 1067 (email or Keith Fox at extension 2181 (email .


* Join the UE Orchestras!

The University of Evansville has two orchestral ensembles that are open to all students who play an orchestral instrument. The University Symphony Orchestra is a full orchestra that will be playing famous music such as Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue and more, and the String Ensemble is a smaller group that plays concerts on campus and out in the community. Questions? Contact Director of Orchestral Activities Brian St. John at or 488-2881.

* 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. 

* 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

* 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

* Thanksgiving Payroll Announcement

The bi-weekly payroll will be direct deposited on Friday morning, Nov. 25.  As all employees have direct deposit, you will be able to view your online pay advice through WebAdvisor on Friday morning.  The monthly payroll will be direct deposited on Wednesday, Nov. 30.  If you have any questions, please call the Office of Human Resources at extension 2159.


Sympathy to...

* Jean Beckman and Family

Charles Rilling Beckman, father of Interim Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences Jean Beckman, died at his home on Tuesday, Nov. 15 in Erie, Pennsylvania.  Mr. Beckman had suffered from cancer in recent months.  Funeral services will take place on Monday, Nov. 21 in Erie. A complete obituary with details on visitation and the service may be found here.




* Indiana Takes Down Evansville, 94-73

Five Hoosiers scored in double figures as the Indiana University men’s basketball team topped Evansville, 94-73, Wednesday evening at the Ford Center.

Kenneth Harris and Colt Ryan were the leading scorers for the Aces (1-1) while Verdell Jones III paced the Hoosiers (3-0).  All three players finished with 17 points.

Indiana hit three of its first four shots en route to an early 7-0 lead.  Jordan Hulls, who finished the night with 14 points, scored four in the early run.  A Harris layup got Evansville on the board before a Ryan free throw got the Aces within four, 7-3.  That is as close as UE would be for the remainder of the contest as IU would put up the next two baskets before leading by as many as 26 points in the opening period.

Another Harris bucket made it a 24-point game (51-27) at the break as a dominant inside game would be the difference.  Indiana outscored Evansville, 26-8, in the paint in the opening stanza.

In the opening minutes of the second half, Indiana utilized a 12-6 run to extend the advantage to 30 points as Verdell Jones stuck again in the form of two three-pointers.  Indiana would lead by as many as 33 points before coming away with the 24-point win.

Over the final minutes of the game, several Evansville players logged minutes to gain pivotal experience.  Rokas Cesnulevisius played 13 minutes and grabbed five boards while scoring four.  Jordan Nelson finished with five tallies in eight minutes while Jaylon Moore saw three minutes of action.

Denver Holmes had his second double-digit outing of the young season, scoring 13.  Ryan and Cesnulevisius were the leading rebounders for UE with five.

Christian Watford had 15 points for the Hoosiers while Cody Zeller and Jordan Hulls notched 14.  Zeller also hauled in a game-high nine rebounds.

Both squads shot the ball fairly well, but the Hoosiers 55.9% proved to be too much for Evansville, who finished the evening shooting 42.9%.  Indiana was also 11-of-21 from three-point range and had a 37-32 advantage on the boards.

Evansville will look to rebound on Saturday as it will play host to Oakland City at 2:05 p.m.

* Former Ace Jamey Carroll Agrees To Two-Year Deal With Minnesota Twins

Former University of Evansville All-American Jamey Carroll has agreed to a two-year deal with the Minnesota Twins.

Carroll is a 10-year Major League veteran who has played with the Expos, Nationals, Rockies, Indians and the last two seasons with the Dodgers. In 2011, he batted .290 with a .359 on-base percentage and .347 slugging percentage in 146 games. He also stole 10 bases without getting caught.

In his Major League career, Carroll is a .278/.356/.347 hitter and hasn't posted an on-base percentage lower than .346 since 2007.

Carroll excelled on the diamond at UE from 1994-96, earning all-Missouri Valley Conference, all-region, and All-America honors at shortstop in 1996. Carroll currently ranks among UE’s career leaders in batting average (5th-.348), hits (10th-236), runs scored (10th-150), triples (7th-12), and stolen bases (7th-68). He was inducted into the UE Athletics Hall of Fame in 2005 and was named to the Missouri Valley Conference’s All-Centennial team in 2007. Jamey Carroll is the older brother of current UE baseball head coach Wes Carroll.

CLICK HERE for a story about Jamey Carroll’s signing on, written by reporter Mark Sheldon.


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