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Thursday, December 1, 2011

* Carleen Barnes Named December Employee of the Month

Student Receivables Clerk Carleen Barnes has been named the December 2011 Employee of the Month. Carleen came to work at UE in April 2006 and quickly became an asset to the Student Accounts Office. Whether providing customer service to UE students, or to UE parents, Carleen is  conscientious and patient. Some of the most important work Carleen does is to assist our military veterans as they navigate through very complicated military billing requirements.   She also assists international students with sponsorship billing and payment. Carleen’s duties are numerous, but her real value lies in her good humor, positive attitude, and reliability. Congratulations Carleen!

* 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)


* 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

* 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. 

* 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.

* 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 (

* 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

* Concert to Benefit WUEV Planned for Saturday

The River Basin Blues Society will host a free concert featuring local blues bands on Saturday, December 3 at the Deerhead located at 222 Columbia Street in Evansville from noon-midnight. Deerhead will donate a portion of all food and drinks sold to WUEV. There will also be CD giveaways.

* 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.

* 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!”

* 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!

* 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:

* St. Nikolaus Fest and Christmas Market

The St. Nikolaus Fest and Christmas Market will take place on Friday, Dec. 2, from 5-8 p.m. in Eykamp Hall, Ridgway University Center. There will be handmade jewelry, woven belts, and stocking stuffers for sale. You will also be able to hear UE music students perform German Christmas carols!

* 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

* Free Paper Shredding Day

On Friday, Dec. 9, free paper shredding will return to the campus once again! Piranha Mobile Shredding will be at the Koch Center parking lot (parking lot “C”) between 10 a.m. -1 p.m. to collect paper for shredding at their facility. All UE students, faculty, staff and alumni can take advantage of this free service. So, if mounds of paper are taking over your office or home this is the time to gather those old files, receipts, cancelled checks, tax forms, etc. No need to take out the staples or paper clips. Avoid identity theft by having confidential information permanently destroyed. Please no telephone books, magazines or newspapers. For more information or questions contact Lucas Brandt at or ext. 2697.

* 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

* Cell Phone Found

A cell phone was found in Hyde Hall on Wednesday.  Contact Brenda in Room 205 in Hyde Hall, or at 488-2520 if you have lost one.

* 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.

* Grades Not Monitored Mid-Year for Scholarship/Financial Aid Renewal

As we approach the end of the fall semester, the Office of Financial Aid would like to clarify our policies regarding students’ academic performance and its connection to scholarship and financial aid renewal. The Office of Financial Aid does not monitor grades or credit hours earned after the fall semester. The stated Grade Point Average and credit-hours-earned standards that govern UE scholarships and all aid eligibility are monitored each MAY.

Therefore, if your GPA dips below the required minimum at the end of the fall semester, you have the spring semester to restore your cumulative GPA to the necessary level.  Aid is neither reduced nor restored in mid-year. (The exception is a student who is using a semester of conditional financial aid for fall under a specific appeal plan.) 

See the full policies for the renewal of UE Merit-based Scholarships, as well as maintaining Satisfactory Academic Progress for the renewal of all forms of aid, including federal loans. Please direct your questions to the UE Office of Financial Aid at, or 1-800-424-8634 or 812-488-2364.



* Stephanie Frasier

Associate Professor of Art Stephanie Frasier had a digital photograph "Catch Me If You Can," and a photography montage Converging Paths accepted in the Digitized Annual Juried Exhibition presented by the Arts Council of Southwestern Indiana. The show runs in the Arts Council Bower-Suhrheinrich Gallery now through Jan. 3.



* UE Men's Soccer To Kick-Off Winter Coat Drive For Evansville Community

Join the Aces Men’s Soccer Program and Aces Soccer Camp to kick-off a winter coat drive for the Evansville community. Please donate a new or gently used coat to help our community stay warm this winter. With every coat donated, you will receive a raffle ticket that is good for special University of Evansville Purple Aces Soccer prizes – including Aces soccer apparel and gift certificates for 2012 Aces Soccer Camp programming.

The Aces will accept donations in the Men’s Soccer Office (located in Carson Center) from Thursday, December 1 until Monday, December 19. Donated coats can be dropped off any time during normal working hours through December 19.

* Swan Inks A Pair To NLI's For Next Season

University of Evansville volleyball coach Mike Swan has announced the signing of Stephanie Cerino and Lauren Robertson to National Letters of Intent to begin playing for the Aces in 2012.

“We are really excited about these two student-athletes joining our program.  They have had stellar careers at the high school and club level, we expect them to be key contributors to our success over the next four years.”

Brentwood, Tenn. native Stephanie Cerino is currently a right-side hitter at Brentwood High School.  Last year, she helped lead her squad to the Division I AAA State Championship with a record of 49-8.  She was named MVP of the district tournament while garnering 1st Team All District honors. 

She has also helped out her squads at the club level, with her teams going a combined 62-4 over the last four years, including a 17-1 mark with the Alliance Volleyball Club in 2011.

“Steph is a dynamic athlete who is already touching over ten feet.  We are thrilled to have a left-handed attacker on our squad and think she will be something special to watch.”

Lauren Robertson comes to Evansville from Wilmington, Ill. and has played for Joliet Catholic Academy.  In her first two years there, she was a teammate of current Ace Jenn Murphy. 

Robertson, a 5-9 setter and right-side hitter, led Joliet to a 32-7 record last year, tallying 286 service points and 47 aces.  She was a playoff call-up for Joliet’s two Class 3A state volleyball championships in 2008 and 2009.  Murphy was the starting setter for both championship teams.

“Lauren has all the qualities we look for in a setter…successful, quick, athletic, competitive, and smart.  We really liked the way she ran her club team at the national tournament last summer and the fact that she can be an attacker as well is impressive.”

“She was the starting setter at one of Illinois’ premier high school teams so she knows how to win and lead.”


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