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Tuesday, November 22, 2011

* Campus Community Invited to Free Thanksgiving Lunch!

Marisa Knox ’99 would like the campus to know about that Liberty Missionary Baptist Church, 701 Oak, downtown Evansville, is holding its annual Thanksgiving Day Lunch. The meal is free for anyone who attends. Lunch will be served from noon to 3:00 p.m. The red brick church is located on the corner of Oak and Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

* 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

* Stop by the UE Bookstore for the Oties Epps Show at Noon!

Everyone is invited to stop by the UE Bookstore between noon and 12:30 p.m. today to be a part of “The Oties Epps Show” on 91.5 F.M.-WUEV.  UE women’s basketball coach Oties Epps and play-by-play man Mike Radomski will be broadcasting live from the Bookstore today – and every Tuesday this season – between noon and 12:30 p.m. to talk about the UE women’s basketball team and to have some fun.  They will also take questions from fans during commercial breaks and could use some on the air.  Stop by and be a part of “The Oties Epps Show” on WUEV!

* Arts and Crafts Sale and Christmas Exhibition

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 in the new Melvin Peterson Gallery, on the corner of Lincoln and Weinbach Avenues – across from campus. The Christmas Exhibition runs through Dec. 8.  All categories of art are eligible and all work in the Exhibition will be offered for sale. The Annual Art and Craft Sale is planned for 2 days this year: Thursday, Dec. 1 from noon-6 p.m. and 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.

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.)


Upcoming Events

* Interactive Consulting and Problem Solving Session

On Thursday, Dec. 1, Schroeder and Hale Halls will be putting on a co-op that gives students a chance to explore the world of consulting.

An interactive session straight from a business handbook will give students an opportunity to interact with business professionals from Adayana, a leading company in the corporate world. Present for the presentation will be Adayana's Vice President of Operations Steve Wilson, and Director of Management Consulting JT Metzger. (Metzger is also a UE graduate.)

Wilson and Metzger will use an interactive session to establish the importance of the consultive approach to client engagements. The duo will also share their expertise on the field and answer any questions. 

The event will be held in Room 170 (Smythe Lecture Hall) in Schroeder Family School of Business Administration Building at 7 p.m. However, please arrive no later than 6:50 p.m. to allow for set up of the interactive portion of the event.

Refreshments will be served following the event.

* Everyone Invited to Veterans Fair!

The Society of History Scholars and UE VETS are teaming up to present a Veteran's Fair on Tuesday, Nov. 29 in Eykamp 251, Ridgway University Center, at 6:30 p.m.!! Come and meet current student veterans and veterans in the community from World War II, Korea, Vietnam, Iraq and Afghanistan. There will be a Humvee for students to sit in during the day and MRE (Meals Ready to Eat) to try! Free pizza and soft drinks are available for those who attend!

* Fourth Lunch & Learn Fall Session Sponsored by Center for Adult Education

UE faculty, staff, students, and community are invited to attend the free (bring your lunch) Lunch & Learn session on Wednesday, Dec. 7, from noon–12:50 p.m. in Eykamp 253, Ridgway University Center.  The session will be presented by Centennial Wealth Advisory on "The Insurance You Need…and Don’t Need." this event is sponsored by the Center for Adult Education.  Please contact Judy Caldwell at if you have questions. This event is presented by the Society for Financial Awareness.

* 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

* SAB Activities Chair Position Open for Next Semester

The SAB Activities Chair position is open next semester!  The Activities Chair plans game shows, bingo, craft nights, and other low-budget events for the campus community.  If you are interested in applying, email Rachel McCoy ( for the application or more information!


* Residence Halls - Thanksgiving Break

During Thanksgiving break the external entrances of the residence halls will remained locked from Tuesday, Nov. 22 at 6 pm – Sunday Nov. 27 at noon.  If students are staying on campus during the Thanksgiving holiday, they are reminded to carry their keys. If students need assistance over the break, contact Residence Life (ext. 2956) during business hours and Security (ext. 2051) after hours and when the Residence Life Office is closed.  The Residence Life Office will be closed from noon on Wednesday, Nov. 23 through Sunday, Nov. 27. For more information about Thanksgiving break, read our E-News on our Facebook page: or check out information on our Web site:


* Dining Service Hours During Thanksgiving Break

Jazzman's and Ace's Place will close Nov. 22 at 2 p.m.  They will reopen with their regular hours Monday, Nov. 28.  Cafe Court will be serving the last dinner before break on Tuesday, Nov. 22 from 4:30-5:30 p.m.  Meal service will resume Sunday, Nov. 27 for dinner at 4:30 p.m.

* Attention UE Cardholders: November Pcard Reconciliation Time!

The November Pcard Cycle began on Oct. 22 and ends on Nov. 21.  Pcards statements must  be reconciled and printed from SDG2 as of Nov. 23 and submitted along with your receipts in a Pcard Envelope.  GL will upload on Nov. 30.

* 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
* 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.

* Libraries Announce Thanksgiving Recess Hours

Libraries will observe the following schedule of hours during the forthcoming Thanksgiving Recess which begins on Nov. 23.

•  Tuesday, Nov. 22:                  7:45 a.m.-10 p.m.
•  Wednesday, Nov. 23:           7:45 a.m.-Noon
•  Thursday, Nov. 24:                 CLOSED
•  Friday, Nov. 25:                       CLOSED
•  Saturday, Nov. 26:                  CLOSED
•  Sunday, Nov. 27:                     3 p.m.-Midnight
•  Monday, Nov. 28:                   Resume Regular Hours

Contact William Louden, University Librarian, with questions at 812.488.2376 or



* Joe Flauto

Professor Emeritus of Theatre Joe Flauto has just opened a production of Shakespeare’s Two Gentlemen of Verona at Hope College in Holland , Mich.  He designed the costumes for the production with a cast of 22. The costumes were set  in the late 1960’s and early ‘70’s to reflect the youth movement and highly eclectic styles of those time.

* Terri Turigliatto-Fahrney

Assistant Professor of History Terri Turigliatto-Fahrney presented a paper titled, "Writing Women, Women of the Independence Movements in Latin America" at the 61st Annual Midwest Association for Latin American Studies (MALAS) in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. In addition, the following history students also presented their undergraduate research papers for Turigliatto-Fahrney's History of Mexico class at the same conference; Annie Rose Martin, Caitlin Smith, and Timothy Colegate. The University of Evansville was well represented at this year's MALAS Conference.

* Kenneth Steinsultz

Assistant Professor of Low Brass and Director of Bands Ken Steinsultz recently conducted the Illinois Music Educators Association District 5 High School Festival Band.  The performance took place on Saturday, Nov. 19, on the campus of Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois.  The band comprised 117 students who auditioned from 66 different high schools in the region.


Treasures and Traditions

* Treasure and Traditions – correction!

We are so sorry. We goofed. The correct answer to Friday’s question is: Former UE Chaplain Brian Erickson wrote “To Face the Future Unafraid” to honor the 150th graduating class of the University in May 2008 (not the 150th anniversary of the University four years earlier). We apologize for the error. No one got the answer exactly right. Doug Stamps in engineering got the 150th part correct and Clare Benson in physical therapy got the graduation part right. So, they both can claim a prize.

The question was: Each evening at 5:00 p.m., the campus bells play “To Face the Future Unafraid." The lyrics for this song were written by former UE Chaplain Brian Erickson. For what occasion did he compose the lyrics?

To Face the Future Unafraid
Given life through founders’ vision, nurtured by a city’s pride.
Under skies that stretch to England, shaping hearts, transforming minds;
From grief’s ashes, risen stronger, side by side, our hist’ry claim.
And with the, dear alma mater, face the future unafraid.




* First Road Trip on Tap for Aces Men's Basketball

The University of Evansville men’s basketball team will take to the road for the first time this season, traveling to face Illinois-Chicago on Wednesday evening at 7 p.m. at the UIC Pavilion.

Evansville is coming off of an 80-53 win against Oakland City on Saturday.  Five players reached double figures, led by Ned Cox, who tied his career high with 16 points. 

Junior Colt Ryan is on the verge of becoming the 44th member of the 1,000 point club at the University of Evansville.  Following a 15-point outing against Oakland City on Saturday, Ryan currently stands at 993 points for his career.  He will look to eclipse the plateau on Wednesday at UIC.

Troy Taylor became the first Aces to record a double-double in 2011, finishing with 11 points and 11 boards.  The effort marked the first of his UE career. 

A pair of freshmen have gotten valuable experience over the last two games for UE.  Rokas Cesnulevisius saw 13 minutes of action against Indiana, tallying five rebounds and four points.  He was rewarded for that effort with his first career start against Oakland City.  Jordan Nelson played 20 minutes against OCU, scoring ten points while hitting 4-of-8 shots and a pair of threes.

Illinois-Chicago has posted a 1-2 record over its first three games.  After falling to Eastern Michigan in the opener, the Flames responded with a 59-42 win over Roosevelt.  Last time out, UIC fell to Quincy by a 65-61 margin. 

Daniel Barnes is the leading scorer for UIC with 12.7 PPG.  He hit five three-pointers to finish with 17 points against Quincy.  Darrin Williams, the Flames 6-9 center, has been a force down low, blocking eight shots in just three games.  Last season, he blocked a total of eight shots.

The Flames have won four out of five meetings against the Aces, including an 82-80 win at Roberts Stadium two years ago.  Evansville has lost in both trips to Chicago with their win coming at home in 2002.

UIC and Evansville met two years ago in the ESPN Bracketbuster game at Roberts Stadium.  Robo Kreps scored 28 points as the Flames held off UE to take an 82-80 win.  Evansville led for most of the contest, but a shot by Kreps gave UIC their only lead of the game with 4.4 seconds remaining.  Current Aces Colt Ryan and Denver Holmes finished the game with 16 and 12 points, respectively.

Over the last 11 season, the Aces have not recorded a win in their first road game of the season, falling in all 11 contests.  The last win for UE in its road opener came in the 1999-00 season when they downed Western Kentucky by a 52-47 margin in Bowling Green, Ky.  Evansville won each road opener from 1997-99.

Live audio is available on the WUEV website while live stats and video links are also available.  Next Tuesday, the Aces will return home to face Alabama State, who participated in the NCAA Tournament last year.

* Perkins Signs Two Swimmers For The 2012-13 Season

Univeristy of Evansville men's and women's swimming and diving head coach Rickey Perkins announced the early signing of two high school swimmers. Reid Mobley (Evansville, Ind. / Mount Vernon) will join the men's team next fall while Abigail Smith (Franklin, Ind. / Franklin Community) will be added to the women's 2012-13 roster.

"Both of these athletes are very skilled and well-rounded swimmers," said Perkins. "I am excited to sign such quality athletes, and I am expecting them to make immediate impacts on our program."


* Aces Softball To Hold Two High School Camps This Weekend

University of Evansville head softball coach Mark Redburn has announced that his coaching staff will be offering two high school camps this weekend.

The College Coaches Skills Camp will be held on Saturday, Nov. 26, from 10-3:30 p.m. During the first half of the day, campers will be instructed by members of the Aces coaching staff, as well as coaches from Western Kentucky, SE Missouri State and other area colleges. After instruction, campers will be divided into teams for live scrimmages. The cost of registration is $80. Space is limited and registration must be paid in advance (no walkups).

On Sunday, Nov. 27, Redburn and his staff will hold the Prospect Camp from 11-3:30 p.m., during which campers will receive clinic-style instruction on all aspects of the game before playing in a live scrimmage. Cost of registration is $60.

For more information on the camps or registration, contact assistant coach Lisa Simmons at or by phone at 812-488-2912.

* Evansville Golf Signs Three

University of Evansville golf coach Jim Hamilton has announced the signing of three golfers to National Letters of Intent to begin play with the Aces in 2012.

"We are very excited about signing these three players. Each is one of the top players in their areas and I look forward to their contributions to our program," Hamilton said. "All three should make immediate impacts on our teams."? 

Alex Turner, who currently plays for Harrison High School in Evansville, was an All State golfer in 2011.  He was also a two-time Evansville Junior Golf Association Player of the Year as the top player in the program. 

Richard Boyvodic comes to Evansville from Windsor, Ontario.  He was the 2010 Ontario Junior Tour Champion while being a top five finished in the Ontario Golf Championship this year.  

A native of Carmel, Ind., Paige Crafton garnered First Team All State honors in 2009, 2010 and 2011.  She also received Indianapolis 1st Team All City honors every year from 2008 through 2011 while winning the city Girls High School City Individual Championship in three of those year.

In 2010, Crafton won the Indiana Golf Foundation Masters Tour Championship, where she topped several of the top players in the state. 


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