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Wednesday, November 23, 2011

* Sign up for UE Alert – Test of System Planned for Tuesday

A test of UE Alert - the University’s Emergency Alert Messaging system - is set for Tuesday, November 29. UE Alert lets you know about all emergencies affecting the University, such as severe weather, campus lock-downs, and University closings. If you have not already signed up for UE Alert, you can do so by going to Acelink or the UE Alert Sign-up and following the simple two-step sign-up process. Once you are signed up, you will get the emergency alerts sent as text messages to your cell phone, wireless PDA or pager. It is easy to sign-up and free!

* 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.


What's Happening Today

* 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!


Upcoming Events

* Right to Work Panel Discussion

The University of Evansville Department of History and Department of Philosophy and Religion will co-sponsor a panel discussion on the contentious right-to-work legislation to be introduced during the next session at the Indiana Statehouse.

The panel discussion, titled “Is Right to Work Law Right for Indiana?”, will take place at 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, November 29 in Eykamp Hall, Room 253 of the Ridgway University Center. The event is free and open to the public.

WNIN’s Micah Schweizer will moderate the panel discussion, which will include the following guests:

• Sue Ellspermann, Republican state representative for District 74, supporter of right-to-work legislation
• George Raymond, vice president of human resources and labor relations for the Indiana Chamber of Commerce, supporter of right-to-work legislation
• Gail Riecken, Democratic state representative for District 77, opponent of right-to-work legislation
• Chuck Whobrey, president of Local Teamsters 215, opponent of right-to-work legislation

* 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!

* Holiday Dance Clinic

The University of Evansville Aces Dance Team would like to invite you to our Holiday Dance Clinic on Friday, Dec. 16 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m in the Maikranz Family Gym (small gym). Children ages 4 to 12 will learn a holiday dance, receive a t-shirt, have a pizza party with the team, and play games. The dance will be preformed with the team on Saturday, Dec. 17 during the halftime show at the UE vs. Tennessee Tech game. The game starts at 1:05 p.m. Youth admission is free with a scanned QR code on the Aces Pocket Schedule. All other tickets may be purchased through the Aces Athletics Ticketing Office. Pre-registration is welcomed but will also be available at the start of the clinic. The total cost of the clinic is $25.
Please direct any questions to Coach Mariel Arata: or 502-689-4085.


Info You Should Know

* No Catholic Mass on Campus This Week

There will be NO Catholic Mass in Neu Chapel tonight or on Sunday, Nov. 27. For Mass times at area Catholic parishes, check the Newman Center's website,

* Fitness Center Thanksgiving Break Hours

The Fitness Center hours for Thanksgiving Break are as follows:
Wednesday November 23  8:00 am -2:00 pm  (NO OPEN SWIM)
Thursday  November 24 – Closed
Friday November 25 – Closed
Saturday November 26 – Closed
Sunday November 27 – Closed
Monday November 28  - Normal hours resume

* 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:


* 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.



* 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.


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