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Wednesday, November 30, 2011

* ENROLL TODAY in a Winter Intersession Course

There’s still time to register for an online Winter Intersession course!

An accelerated online course over the winter break can ease your spring load, or help you catch up on your degree requirements.  UE students may pick up the registration form and policies in the Office of the Registrar in Olmsted Hall, Room 106.  Visiting students should contact the Center for Adult Education Office, Olmsted Hall, Room 205 or call 812-488-2981.  Check it out at

Classes begin December 15 and end January 6.
Available Courses:
ART 105 - Introduction to Visual Arts (Larmann)
BUS 380 - Social Media Strategies in Organizations (Rawski/Rosen)
COM 380 - Intercultural Communication (Thomlison)
EDUC 320 - Teaching Strategies in the K-12 Schools (Watson)
EXSS 320 - Nutrition for Performance and Health (Rodd)
MKT 380 - MKT 380 Services Marketing (Fraering)
PSCI 100 - World Politics (Kim)
PSCY 229- Social Psychology (Stevenson)
PSYC 416 - Human Sexuality (Becker)
SOC 105 - Introduction to Sociology (Plikuhn)
SOC 301/GWS492 - Writing Herstory (Blake)


* SAB Movie to Begin Early this Week

The SAB Movie Night will be starting early this week - at 8:30 p.m. - on Thursday, Dec. 1 in Eykamp Hall, Ridgway University Center. The change is due to our double feature Christmas movie: Elf and A Christmas Carol, along with an approximately 20 minute intermission where we'll show the Disney short Prep & Landing.

* Candlelight Vespers Thursday in Neu Chapel

Everyone is invited to UE's annual Candlelight Vespers service at 7:30 p.m. tonight in Neu Chapel. The service will include scripture readings from UE students, faculty, and administrators; performances by the University Choir under the direction of Dennis Malfatti; and a candlelight singing of “Silent Night.” Vespers is presented by UE’s Department of Music and Office of Religious Life.

* 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

* Tony Beavers to Speak at Cognitive Neuroscience Research Group Meeting Today

There will be a Cognitive Neuroscience Research Group meeting today, Wednesday Nov. 30, at 5:30 in Room 5A in Hyde Hall. Professor of Philosophy and Director of the Cognitive Science Program Anthony Beavers will be speaking on "Recursion, Memory and Information Entropy in Dynamic Associative Networks". Everyone is invited to attend!

* Final I-House of the Semester: Ecuador

Students Darwin Cordovilla and Belen Robles will be presenting I-House: Ecuador this Wednesday at 7 p.m. on the second floor of Ridgway University Center in the Class of 1959 Gallery. Bring your friends to enjoy the presentation, complimentary cookies, and a special preview of next semester's presentations!

* Amazing Ace Challenge—Project on the Move, Call-Out Meeting

Please join the Residence Life staff that has teamed up for the Amazing Ace Challenge—Project on the Move for a call-out meeting on Wednesday, Nov. 30 at 9 p.m. in the Ridgway University Center Class of 1959 Gallery.  This  project will focus on alleviating some of the transportation issues faced by the homeless in Evansville every day by raising funds for bus tokens and working to refurbish bicycles for distribution to homeless individuals.  The short meeting will explain the project timeline and place volunteers on committees.  Help us move the homeless around Evansville and out of poverty!

*Project on the move is now accepting donations of bikes, bike parts (inner tubes, tires, chains, etc.), and bike accessories (helmets, locks, etc.) for the bike refurbishment project that benefits Patchwork Central and Aurora.  Donations can be made through January 14, 2012.  Please contact or, project coordinators, for more information on how to make a donation.


* 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

* UE Bookstore Faculty and Staff Appreciation Night Is Tomorrow

Reminder - UE Bookstore Annual Faculty.Staff Appreciation Night is tomorrow - Thursday, Dec. 1 - from 4-7:30 p.m., right before Candlelight Vespers! Faculty and staff can bring their UE IDs - or they can give their spouses their UE IDs - and get a 20% discount off of the original price of all clothing and gift items in the store. (Textbooks, UE cookbooks and candy are excluded, and items already on sale or at discount will only get an additional 5% off)

You can also register to win prizes by filling out and bringing the Appreciation Night coupon recently distributed in campus mail!

* IVCF - The Global Church

InterVarsity invites everyone to Room126 in Hyde Hall this Thursday at 8 p.m. for our last Open House of the semester! Come hear from Guatemalan pastor Sergio Aragòn and learn about God's work in His church internationally. Bring your friends for a great time of fellowship and worship! Contact Kayla Brenton at for more information. 

* Margaret McMullan to be Invested as Peterson Chair

Join us Friday, December 2 at 11:00 a.m. in Neu Chapel for the investiture ceremony of Margaret McMullan as the Melvin M. Peterson Endowed Chair in Literature and Writing. The holder of the chair is to be an acknowledged, inspiring, and resourceful teacher, a friend of students, and a model for his or her fellow teachers. The recipient’s character should reflect the gentility, humanity, and wisdom of the liberal arts tradition. McMullan will be the third holder of the chair. Previous chairs are Mike Carson and Bill Baer. A reception in honor of both McMullan and Peterson will be held in Grabill Lounge in Neu Chapel immediately following the ceremony.

* TIAA-CREF Counseling Sessions Dates

The TIAA CREF representative will be on the UE campus on Thursday, Dec. 8 for individual counseling sessions.  To schedule an appointment, call TIAA CREF at 1-800-732-8353 or 317-706-6200.   The sessions will be held in the Clifford Rare Books Room in the Library (Room 158).  If you have any questions, call Carol McCraney at extension 2943.

* Interactive Consulting Session

Looking to improve your teamwork skills? Interested in the corporate world OR simply want to explore a different career option? On Thursday, Dec. 1, 7 p.m., Room 170 (Smythe Lecture Hall), in the Schroeder Family School of Business Administration Building, Schroeder and Hale Hall will host an event that will highlight the importance of teamwork in a corporate environment. This event gives students of ANY major an opportunity to explore the exciting career of Consulting through leading business managers. Students will also take part in an interactive session that uses a real world task to increase team competency. Refreshments will be served following the event.

* Middle East Study Trip Summer 2012 and DISC 300H Course in Spring Semester

Spaces are still available in the one-credit, pass-fail, interdisciplinary discussion course “Introduction to the Middle East” (DISC 300H) in spring 2012.  This class, which meets on Thursdays from 2:45-4:00 p.m., will prepare students for our planned 2012 trip to Jordan; it is open to ANY student who is interested in learning about the Middle East (you do not have to participate in the summer program to enroll in the spring course).

For more information about the UE trip to Jordan May 13-June 5, 2012, please contact Professor Dan Byrne (History) or Professor Jennie Ebeling (Archaeology)

UE students who participated in the 2011 study trip to Jordan had these things to say about the program: 
“This trip has been a highlight of my life.”  “It was a great experience for a first-time traveler!  I felt very comfortable while being immersed in a completely new environment.”  “I do not think I would have been able to learn as much as I did by reading about the culture, politics, and economic situations out of a book.  But by experiencing everything firsthand I was able to take away a lot from the program.”  “Jordan is an amazingly diverse country and I am already planning to go back to visit.”  “The experience, friendships, and networking opportunities changed my life forever and will forever be a part of me!”

* Celebrate More this Holiday Season

What's Chanukah?  And why there are so many ways to spell it?  What is a latke?  What about a dreidle?  Or a menorah?  Join members of UE Hillel for their Chanukah Party on Thursday, Dec. 1, in Eykamp 252, Ridgway University Center, at 7:30 p.m.!  There will be free food, drinks, and games.  This will be a cultural experience you will not want to miss!

* SAB Presents Holiday Spectacular

This Friday is bound to fill everyone with holiday cheer. On Dec. 2, SAB has some fun events planned that no one should miss out on, including carriage rides, holiday bingo, and snow globe making! Rumor has it that carolers will be present and bingo will be giving cash as prizes. Snow globes are from 5-7 p.m., Bingo is at 7 p.m., and the carriage rides are from 7-9 p.m. Check out our facebook page for further information!

* ISEA Stress Relief Event Rescheduled for Next Tuesday

The ISEA Stress Relief event has been rescheduled - it is not tonight but instead will be  next Tueday, Dec. 6 at 5 p.m.
The location will be announced later.

* Concrete Artist to Give Presentation Here

The UE chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers, Aces Concrete Canoe, the Department of Art and IMI, Irving Materials, Inc, is pleased to sponsor a presentation by concrete artist Rick Lobdell on Monday, Dec. 5 at 5 p.m. The event will take place  in Vectren Lecture Hall (Room 100) Koch Center.  This is free and open to the public. Please RSVP to Mark Valenzuela via email at if you plan to attend so there will be enough handouts for the presentation.

As an artist, Rick has engraved a niche in the decorative concrete industry.  He graduated from Mount Union College in Alliance, Ohio with a BA in Fine Art and Philosophy.  He then went to Savannah, Ga., where he received an MFA in Painting from the Savannah College of Art and Design.  While in graduate school, Rick worked in construction doing mostly custom tile work.  In 2003 he moved to Nashville, Tenn., where he was introduced to the decorative concrete industry.  Within three years he took over the company, Concrete Mystique Engraving, and started turning his new trade into an art form. 

Currently Rick is well known worldwide for his decorative concrete designs.  He has had multiple articles in national magazines, a segment on Tennessee Crossroads and The Concrete Show, and was invited to demonstrate his skills at the 2011 World of Concrete’s Artistry in Concrete.  He also owns a concrete furniture company called Gallery Mystique.

For more information about Concrete Mystique, visit the website:

* UE PRIDE Drag Show Set for Saturday

PRIDE will be hosting the 9th annual drag show this Saturday, Dec. 3,  in Eykamp Hall, Ridgway University Center.  Doors open at 7 p.m. and the show starts at 8 p.m.  Tickets will be $5 and will be available in advance or at the door.  The theme this year is Keep Calm and Drag On.  All money goes to AIDS prevention and research.  Come out to see some of the best professionals in the state performing along with some of UE’s best student talent.  This is the largest grossing philanthropy on campus and we are hoping to make it even bigger this year.  Change will be available, but don’t forget to bring your own singles to tip your favorite performers.  If you have any questions please contact Bethany Sanstrum at

* Information Session on Focus on Asia: China

An information session will be held for  the Early Summer 2012 program Focus on Asia: China on Thursday, Dec. 1, at 4 p.m. in Room120 in Hyde Hall.  Anyone interested in the program or enrolled in DISC 300-02  is encouraged to attend.  For more information, contact Mark Shifflet ( or Roger Pieroni (

* Think Outside the Lunch Box Faculty Speaker Series

If you read the Evansville Courier & Press, chances are that in recent weeks, you’ve seen James MacLeod’s editorial cartoons on the Occupy movement, the Penn State scandal, and Black Friday shopping. The cartoons are among more than 150 that MacLeod, a UE professor of history, has sold to media outlets around the nation this year.

As part of UE’s Think Outside the Lunch Box Faculty Speaker Series, MacLeod will present “Win, Lose, and Draw: My Life as an Editorial Cartoonist” at noon on Thursday, December 1, in the Blue & Gold Room on the first floor of Old National Bank’s headquarters in Downtown Evansville. The event is free and open to the public.

* 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.

* 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.


Info You Should Know

* What UE Libraries Can Do For You: CINAHL Plus with FullText

Do you need case studies on the latest caring techniques for cancer patients?  Perhaps you need Evidence-based care information on Crohn’s Disease.  CINAHL is one of the best resources for nursing, physical therapy and other medical research.

CINAHL (Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature) is an index of journals researching issues in nursing, allied health, biomedicine and healthcare.  Many of the indexed articles are also presented with fulltext.  More than 600 journals are indexed with fulltext access, over half of which are only found in CINAHL.  It also indexes over 3000 journal titles which can be obtained from either other databases or through the Interlibrary Loan program. 

Content of CINAHL includes:
*index of over 3000 journal titles
*More than 600 journal titles with full text access
*Unique journal titles not contained in other databases
*Medical resources, e.g. nursing, physical therapy, ethics in medicine
* “Cited by” references are being built into the search process

Explore CINAHL.

Contact Kathy Bartelt ( or Shane White ( with questions about CINAHL.

* International Orientation Leader Applications Available

Applications are now available for new International Orientation Leaders (IOLs) for the Fall 2012 semester.  IOLs assist with the August International Orientation program, welcome new international students to campus, and provide peer support during the adjustment process.  Applications are available in the Office of Cultural Engagement and International Services in the back of the Student Life Center (Rooms  220/221 in Ridgway University Center) and are due on Wednesday, Jan. 11, at 5 p.m.  Please contact Emily Fiedler, coordinator of cultural engagement and leadership, at or x2279 with any questions.

* Two SAB Positions Open for Next Semester

Two Student Activitities Board positions are open next semester:  Public Relations and Activities.  The Activities Chair plans game shows, bingo, craft nights, and other low-budget events for the campus community.  If you are interested in applying for either position, email Rachel McCoy ( for the application or more information.

* Two SAB Positions Open for Next Semester

Two Student Activitities Board positions are open next semester:  Public Relations and Activities.  The Activities Chair plans game shows, bingo, craft nights, and other low-budget events for the campus community.  If you are interested in applying for either position, email Rachel McCoy ( for the application or more information.

* Harlaxton Application Deadlines for Fall Semester 2012 and Summer Session 2012

The priority application deadline for the Fall 2012 semester at Harlaxton College, the British Campus of the University of Evansville, is Monday December 5th.  Qualified students who apply for this date are guaranteed admission.  For an application and full course information, visit the Study Abroad Office in the Schroeder Family School of Business Administration Building in Room 261.  Act now to ensure your place!

The UE Study Abroad Office is also accepting applications for the 2012 five–week summer session at Harlaxton College.  Full course information and applications are available in SB 261 and are posted on the Harlaxton website:

A wide range of courses will be supplemented by optional weekend travel opportunities.  Courses require a minimum of eight deposited enrollees by Jan. 20, 2012.  Applications and deposits should be submitted in advance of the deadline to ensure your place in courses with limited enrollment and so course enrollment figures may be projected. Enrollment is determined by the order in which deposits are received.

For more information, visit the Study Abroad Office.



* Women's Basketball Slips, 55-50, To Ball State In Home-Opener

The University of Evansville women’s basketball team would have liked a different outcome playing in front of their home crowd for the first time this season, falling to the visiting Ball State Cardinals, 55-50, Tuesday evening at the Ford Center. With the defeat, the Purple Aces drop to 1-5 on the season while Ball State improves to 3-3.

Junior Samantha Heck led all players with 12 points, also adding six rebounds and three assists, while senior Briyana Blair had a solid game with 10 points, seven boards, four assists, and three blocks. Classmate Staci Gillum finished with nine points, matching a career-high three three-pointers. Juniors Taylor Ware (8 points, 7 rebounds) and Jordan Lewis (7 points) were also steady on offense for the Aces.

After a slow start for both teams, Ware broke the scoreless tie at the 17:01 mark with two free throws. The Cincinnati native scored the Aces’ first six points of the game and Blair’s “and-one” play at the 10:13 mark, piloted the squad to a four-point lead, 9-5, their largest advantage of the half.

However, Ball State quickly shifted the momentum, going on a 7-0 run, and took a 14-11 lead with 6:02 remaining in the half. Evansville answered back to tie the game three times in the waning minutes, but never regained the lead before the floor cleared for the break.

The Cardinals went on an 8-0 run to take a six-point lead, 22-16, with 2:33 left, but the Aces responded with their own 6-0 rally, sparked by sophomore Hannah Weedman’s three-point play on a basket and foul. Blair added a free throw and Ware capped the run with a fast break layup, tying it up, 22 all.

Suzanne Grossnickle ended the run with a jumper with a minute to go. Sinking a free throw with six seconds on the clock, Blair sent UE into the locker rooms, down just one, 24-23.

Out of the break, the Cardinals scored the first basket, but the Aces took control from there, going on a 6-0 run to take a 29-26 lead at the 16:31 mark. Besides tying the score once, Evansville held off the Cardinals and owned the advantage, as much as four points (37-33), until just over 10 minutes to play.

However, Ball State’s 6-0 run changed the direction of the game again, and put the Cardinals ahead, 42-39, with 10:17 remaining. The lead switched hands four times over the next five minutes, including Lewis’ three from the left corner that evened the score and Gillum’s trey from the opposite side that gave the Aces a one-point lead. Unfortunately, Gillum’s shot at the 8:00 minute mark would be the last field goal UE would score. With 6:29 to go, Heck drained two from the charity stripe to give UE a 47-46 advantage, but that marked the Aces’ last edge.

The Cardinals’ 7-1 run put them ahead by five with a minute to go. Evansville got three three-point looks in the final 60 seconds but none found the bottom of the net, and the Aces were forced to put BSU at the line, resulting in the final 55-50 score.

In the game, UE shot 28.1 percent (16-57) from the floor, 30.0 percent (6-20) from three, and 70.6 percent (12-17) from the free throw line, while the Cardinals shot 37.3 percent (19-51) from the field, 30.8 percent (4-13) from three, and 76.5 percent (13-17) from the line.

Jazmin Hitchens led the Cardinals with 11 points, while Katie Murphy grabbed a team-high 12 boards.

Evansville is back in action Friday when they host the Aces Winter Classic, welcoming Eastern Kentucky, Chicago State, and Marshall to the Ford Center. UE takes on Eastern Kentucky in the first round at 5 p.m. Friday. They will play either Chicago State or Marshall Saturday at 3:30 p.m.

* Aces Pick Up Third Win Of The Season, Top ASU 62-55

Kenneth Harris scored 16 points while Colt Ryan added 14 to lead the University of Evansville men’s basketball team to a 62-55 victory over Alabama State on Tuesday at the Ford Center.

Harris tied for the game high with 16 points while grabbing 11 rebounds, tops in the contest.  It marked the third double-double of his career.  Ryan hit 4-11 shots and all four free throws en route to 14 points.  Ned Cox tallied double figures for the third consecutive game, scoring ten.

“I’m really proud of the guys, they hung in there,” head coach Marty Simmons said.  “I knew Alabama State would come out and play as hard as they did after they had ten days off.  They are physical defensively and forced us to be aggressive.  When they cut the lead to four points, I thought our guys showed a lot of poise.”

The Aces (3-2) opened up the game with Troy Taylor and Colt Ryan notching baskets to go up 4-0.  Alabama State (0-5) fought right back as Ivory White knocked down a pair of three-pointers to help the Hornets take a 7-4 advantage.

Alabama State kept the pressure on scoring the next three points to make it a 10-0 run following UE’s quick start.  A Denver Holmes three-pointer gave the Aces some temporary relief, but a 4-0 run saw ASU extend its lead to 14-7 with just over 11 minutes remaining in the opening stanza.

Evansville found its groove in a big way, finishing the period on a 25-7 run.  UE began what would turn into a 12-0 run by forcing four Hornet turnovers.  For the half, ASU committed 11 turnovers, leading to 16 points for the Aces.  Lewis Jones hit a pair of buckets in the UE run.

A free throw by Taylor gave the Aces their first double digit lead of the night at 26-16 before they went into the break up by a 32-21 tally.

Ryan and Taylor got the second half started in the same fashion as the first, hitting baskets to give the Aces a 14-point lead.  That lead would grow to 15 as freshman Ryan Sawvell, seeing his first action since the Butler game, knocked down a shot to give UE a 49-34 lead with 11 minutes left in the game.

The Hornets did not give up, using a full-court press to embark on a 10-0 run.  Luther Page had four points for ASU in the run as they cut their deficit to five.  Ryan ended a drought of over four minutes for UE as he hit a jumper to give the Aces a seven-point advantage. 

Ivory White knocked down his fourth trey of the game with 4:21 remaining to cut the gap to five, 53-48, but Ryan responded on the ensuing trip down the floor, hitting a three of his own to put UE back up by eight.  The lead would never go below seven over the remainder of the contest as UE came away with the 62-55 win.

White was the leading scorer and rebounder for ASU, recording 16 points and nine boards.  Luther Page had 12 points to go along with six rebounds.  The Hornets finished with a 39-31 edge on the boards while the Aces outshot Alabama State by a 45.7%-35.1% margin.

On Saturday, UE will be back in action at the Ford Center, playing host to TCU as part of the Missouri Valley/Mountain West Challenge.  The Aces and Horned Frogs tip at 7:05 p.m.


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