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Friday, December 2, 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)


* 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

* 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.

* 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!

* 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!

* 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.

* 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!”

* 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

* 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.

* Bookstore Buyback Information

1. Buyback in the Bookstore runs from noon on Dec. 7 to Dec. 14. 
2. Please bring your student ID with you to sell your books.
3. You do NOT need your original receipt to sell books. 
4. Bring all components that came with your book, it may increase the value of the book.
5. You will receive CASH ON THE SPOT .. no future credits or other craziness.
6. In general, if we have an adoption for a book for next Spring you will receive generally half of the price you paid.  Other books will be paid at wholesale value which varies depending on the age of the book and its popularity.
7. Workbooks need to be clean and complete (no pages missing) to have value. 
8. You may sell books back as many times as you wish during Buyback week, one at a time or in stacks.
9. We buyback books whether used or purchased on this campus or not.  We FREELY quote any price and it is your option to sell.
Keep in mind during this time of the year you will receive lots of claims which may or may not be truthful.  If you have any concerns or questions you can always check our prices against anyone.  And remember books bought at our Buyback stay on this campus so that UE students can benefit from cheaper used prices.  Also during buyback we will have daily giveaways, promotions, and offer discounts on store merchandise.  All UE clothing and gift items will be 15% off BUT you can increase that discount to 20 or 25% during buyback.  We will have a grand prize drawing five straight days where you can with an XBox, Wii and other prizes.  You get one entry every time you sell a book (minimum $5 transaction) and it remains in the bin all week long.

The Spring 2012 booklist will be posted at the close of Buyback and will clearly list the availabillity of new, used or rental books in the store.  You can then reserve your books and they will be waiting for you when you come back to school in January.  If you have any questons please contact the Bookstore.

* 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.



* 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.


Treasures and Traditions

* Robot at Groundbreaking

A special assistant was on hand at the groundbreaking ceremony for renovation of The Koch Center for Engineering and Science building on January 13, 2000. At the ceremony, Pioneer 1, a small box-like robot, made its way up a ramp to the platform where officials were seated. It then handed each a set of gloves to use when they wielded the shovels for the actual groundbreaking. UE President James Vinson remarked that it was appropriate to have the help of a robot considering the fact that the ceremony was for a $16.9 million renovation of a building where robots share space with students.



* Aces To Host TCU In Mountain West-MVC Challenge

The University of Evansville men’s basketball team will play host to TCU as part of the Mountain West-Missouri Valley Conference Challenge on Saturday evening at the Ford Center.

Evansville and TCU will tip at 7:05 p.m. following the Aces Winter Classic, which is being hosted by the UE women’s basketball team.  The Aces improved to 3-2 with a 62-55 victory over Alabama State on Tuesday.  Kenneth Harris was the leader for UE, finishing with 16 points and 11 rebounds, both game highs.

Harris has continued to excel in all facets of his game, notching 16 points, 11 rebounds, three assists, three blocks and two steals against Alabama State.  For the season, the senior is averaging 14.6 points per game, second behind only Colt Ryan.  Both are the only UE players to reach double figures in each game.  Harris recorded 11 double-digit outings a year ago and is a perfect 5-5 this year.

In the November 23 game at UIC, Colt Ryan became the 44th player in program history to score 1,000 points.  Ryan leads the Aces with 17.4 PPG and is in the top five in the MVC in scoring.  The Batesville, Ind. native extended his streak of scoring in double figures to 13 games with a 14-point performance against Alabama State.

Ned Cox continued his recent surge with ten points against Alabama State.  After scoring a total of seven points in the opening two contests, the junior has averaged 16.7 PPG over the last three games.  That includes a career-high of 24 points at UIC where he connected on 9-of-13 shots while going 5-6 from the charity stripe.

TCU comes to Evansville with a 5-2 mark after taking down Lamar, 77-72, on Wednesday.  The Horned Frogs grabbed a 57-55 win over Virginia earlier in November in the opening game of the Paradise Jam in St. Thomas.  TCU has four players averaging double figures, led by J.R. Cadot and Hank Thorns, who average 11.6 PPG.  Garlon Green averages 10.6 PPG while Amric Fields has averaged an even ten points.

After facing TCU, the Aces will take to the road on Tuesday, traveling to No. 5 North Carolina.  The Tar Heels face off against top-ranked Kentucky on Saturday afternoon.  Tuesday’s contest will be televised nationally on ESPNU.

* Reception To Be Held Prior To UNC Game

On Tuesday Dec. 6, the University of Evansville will hold a pre-game reception prior to the Aces’ game at North Carolina.

Set to take place at the Kenan Center on the UNC campus, the reception will begin at 5 p.m. ET.  Refreshments will be served along with heavy hors’ doeuvres.

Tickets to the game are available for $25 while reception tickets cost $15.  If you need tickets to both events, the cost is $35 per person.

Anyone who would like to attend can register online at  Directions to the Kenan Center are available here:  For more information, please contact Jennifer Jacobs at (812) 488-2021 or at  

* 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.


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