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Thursday, January 12, 2012

Upcoming Events

* Service Opportunities for MLK

There are three give-back opportunities to help area homeless this week.

  • Tonight from 5-8pm GattiTown will donate portions of sales to Outreach Ministries to help with bus tokens for the Homeless.
  • Friday, January 13- Monday January 16 all Evansville Schnuck’s locations will be collecting food and toiletry items for Lucas Place II and the Tri-State Food Bank. If you are willing to help with working this event at the N. Green River Rd. location or the Washington Ave. location please sign-up here.
  • January 15th you can eat at the Hacienda on 1st Ave. and present a coupon to have your meal donated to the bus token program.
  • January 16th you can eat at the Hacienda on Pearl Drive (West Side) and present a coupon to have your meal donated to the bus token program. (Coupons can be picked up in the office of Community Service Initiatives)

For more information on any of these opportunities contact Geoff Edwards at 488-1102.

* Student Congress

The first Student Congress meeting of this semester will be held next Thursday, January 19, in Room 170 (Smythe Lecture Hall), Schroeder Family School of Business Administration Building. A reminder - each organization will need a representative, also note that we will be holding elections for secretary at this time.

* InterVarsity Christian Fellowship Open House!

Join us at 8 p.m. in Neu Chapel basement (Grabill Lounge) this Thursday night for a fun time of fellowship and worship! We will be looking back at all the great things that happened last semester and looking forward to what’s in store. Bring your friends and your questions! Please contact for more information.

* Engineering Forum

On Wednesday, Jan. 25, the Society for Women Engineers (SWE), the College of Engineering and Computer Science, Office of Alumni and Parent Relations, and the Office of Career Services and Cooperative Education are sponsoring the annual Engineering Career Forum. Representatives from several organizations, including Alcoa, Vectren, Sabic, Duke, Flanders Electric, and R.W. Armstrong & Associates will be in attendance to provide professional advice and to network with students. Engineering and Computer Science students should sign up in Tina Newman’s office by Friday, Jan. 20 at noon.

* Think Outside the Lunch Box

This month’s presentation will be held this Thursday (January 12) at noon in the Blue & Gold Room at Old National Bank's headquarters in downtown Evansville. It will feature a conversation with our new mayor, Lloyd Winnecke and will be moderated by Robert Dion, Associate Professor of Political Science.

Less than two weeks after taking office as the 34th mayor of Evansville, Lloyd Winnecke — a University of Evansville alumnus — will share his vision for the city and talk with community members about how they can help move Evansville forward.

Before he was elected mayor in November 2011, Winnecke, an Evansville native, worked as senior vice president and marketing director at Fifth Third Bank after spending 17 years in television news. He was elected a Vanderburgh County commissioner in 2008 and served as president of that body. He also served nine years on the Vanderburgh County Council, including three years as president and one year as finance chairman.

Winnecke earned a Bachelor of Science degree in communication from the University of Evansville in 1982.

Attendees are welcome to eat lunch during the presentation. There is a restaurant conveniently located in the Old National Bank lobby. As always, the event is free and open to the public.

* WUEV, AcesTV Call-Out Meeting Thursday At 5 PM

There will be a joint call-out meeting for new members interested in being a part of either WUEV (the campus radio station) or AcesTV on Thursday evening beginning at 5 p.m. outside of the WUEV studios (located on the second floor of the Ridgway Center at the top of the main staircase.)  On-air DJ positions are available for all of WUEV’s shows, from jazz to top 40 to hip-hop and alternative music.  Positions covering UE athletics are also available. 

The meeting should last approximately a half-hour.  Anyone with questions, or anyone who is interested in being a part of either group but is unable to attend Thursday’s meeting should contact WUEV station manager Tom Benson via email at


* Call-Out Meeting for Vagina Monologues

UE Women's Awareness is proud to announce the upcoming annual performance of the Vagina Monologues set for Saturday, February 11 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, February 12 at 2 p.m. in Eykamp Hall! Every year, this moving piece is performed as part of V-Day, a global campaign created by Eve Ensler to stop violence against women. Come be a part of the philanthropy and fun!  The call out meeting is this Saturday, January 14 from 10 a.m.-noon in Room 120, Hyde Hall. Come on out if you want to be involved in any way, be it as a performer, organizer, or supporter. Contact Anne Joy (, Kayla Listenberger (, or Laura Epperson ( with questions.

* Martin Luther King, Jr. Service Opportunities

This month, students at UE, USI, and Ivy Tech are collaborating on community service initiatives to remember Martin Luther King, Jr. For more information, contact the Center for Student Engagement at x2371.

January 9-13: Pigs on Parade. Students will pass around piggy banks in classes to collect donations for bus tokens for the homeless. Proceeds will be donated to the Operation Ministries in Evansville.

January 12, 5-8 p.m.: Fundraiser at GattiTown. Proceeds will be given to the local bus token program at Operation Ministries. Volunteers needed for the event.

January 13-16, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.: Collection drive at Schnucks. Visit any Schnucks location in Evansville and donate items to Lucas Place II and the Tri-State Food Bank. UE students will be staffing the East Side Schnucks. Sign up online at 

January 15: Hacienda on First Avenue will donate proceeds of sales to the bus token drive.

January 16: Hacienda on Pearl Drive will donate proceeds of sales to the bus token drive.

January 16: A food drive will take place at the USI vs. Kentucky Wesleyan game from 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. at USI.

* UE's 2012 MLK, Jr. Day Celebration

The University of Evansville will present "Social Justice in 2012" on  Monday, January 16. All events are free and open to the general public. The University of Evansville Martin Luther King, Jr. Committee is inviting the entire campus community to participate in this day-long celebration of the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 

Hear Martin Luther King’s historic speeches throughout the day on the University of Evansville’s radio station, WUEV 91.5 FM.

Activities of the day include:

• 11:30 a.m. - Living the Dream

Making history through music, art, and dance, this production celebrates the life of Martin Luther King Jr. Presented by the University of Evansville Black Student Union.  Hot chocolate will be served.

Shanklin Theatre

• 1:00 p.m. - Walk for Justice 

Join us for the 24th annual re-enactment of the 1963 Civil Rights March on Washington at the University of Evansville.  We will begin in front of UE’s Carson Center on Walnut Avenue and conclude at Eykamp Hall, Ridgway University Center. This event is part of Evansville’s 200-day bicentennial celebration. Hot chocolate will be served.

• 1:30 p.m. - Talk for Peace

You are invited to our annual community program beginning immediately after the march. We will have the third annual UE Martin Luther King Jr. Day Speech Contest Finals and community guests share in the celebration.

Eykamp 251, Ridgway University Center

• 6:30 p.m. - Social Responsibility in Action

We welcome you to view our UE students’ community service projects on display.  There will also be a collection of donations to support the Lucas Place II, which provides transitional housing for veterans with disabilities.

Eykamp 251, Ridgway University Center

• 7:00 p.m. - William G. and Rose M. Mays Martin Luther King Jr. Lectureship

Through the generosity of William G. and Rose M. Mays, this lectureship funds the annual keynote speaker during the University of Evansville’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration.

Eykamp 251, Ridgway University Center

Robiaun Charles
Robiaun Charles is the assistant vice president for development and external relations for the Division of Diversity and Community Engagement (DDCE) at the University of Texas at Austin.  In this role, she provides strategic direction and leadership for the development, communications, special events, and community relations operations of the division.  Before joining UT Austin, Charles served as the special assistant to the president and director of diversity initiatives at the University of Evansville where she advised the president and senior administration on a range of diversity issues.  A native of Atlanta, Georgia, Charles is currently working on her doctorate in higher education leadership and policy at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. She and her husband (Preston) have one daughter (Camille).

Reception in the Class of 1959 Gallery and Lounge immediately following the lecture.

All of the events are free of charge and open to the public.  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact La Toya Smith at (812) 488-2413 or .


Info You Should Know

* USPS Closed on Monday, January 16, 2011 for Martin Luther King Day

This is a reminder that the United States Postal Service (U.S.P.S.) will be closed Martin Luther King Day, Monday, January 16, 2012.  Please note due to ongoing USPS changes, UE will not be able to pick up mail from U.S.P.S. on Monday, since the Post Office will be completely closed.  Any mail picked up from UE areas by Mail Services on Monday, January 16, will be metered and mailed on the afternoon of Tuesday, January 17.  For mailing questions, contact Mail Services at extension 2197.

* Last Chance to Change Spring Meal Plans

If you are on a meal plan and you would like to change it please do so here.

The deadline for changes is this Friday, January 13, at 5pm.

If you want to verify if you have a meal plan and what plan you have, log in to WebAdvisor and select “View Housing and Meal Plan Selections”.

* Get Fit & Live Well

Our mission is to improve the quality of the residential experience.

This semester RSA is putting on a healthy life styles program called Get Fit & Live Well. The program will encourage students to exercise either on their own or at the Fitness Center, eat well, participate in IMs, and attend lectures and programs on a variety of topics including exercise, eating disorders, nutrition, drugs, and sexual health. Work out sessions, IM participation, and attendance at our lectures and programs will be worth points. Door prizes will be awarded at certain events, and a few top point earners will win larger prizes. Grand prize is an Xbox 360 with Kinect.

Our first lecture will be on Thursday, January 19 at 1:00 p.m. in Hyde 226. Rob Latva will be talking about wellness and getting active while touching on topics like body types, being comfortable with your body, lifelong physical activities, and stress relief.

Contact Kayla Hammel at kh246 for more information.

* Parking for Visitors

This coming Monday is going to be a busy day on campus with Martin Luther King Jr. Day events, a lunchtime recital, and Open House. The campus community is kindly asked to park somewhere other than the front oval if possible in order for our visitors to more easily finding parking places. Thank you for your cooperation!

* Attention Students: Friday Is Last Day to Change Spring Schedules

Friday, January 13, is the last day to add a class for the spring semester.  It is also the last day to drop a class without a ‘W’ grade appearing on your transcript.  If you want to change your schedule you will need to fill out a yellow add/drop card (available in the Registrar’s Office in Olmsted Hall) and return the card, complete with all required signatures, to the Registrar’s Office no later than 5 p.m. on Friday.

* Meal Plan Changes

Students can change their meal plan for the spring semester until 5 p.m. on Friday, January 13.  To change your meal plan either click here or select the Change Your Meal Plan link on the right side of the Residence Life website. 

* Study Abroad Applications Due

Contact the Office of Study Abroad with questions about the following deadlines OR for information on 2012 Summer UE faculty-led programs.

Friday, January 13: Applications for students who request approval to study abroad through an external provider (non-UE program) in either the Fall 2012 or Spring 2013 semester are due.

Friday, January 20: Applications and deposits for the Harlaxton 5-week summer program are due.

Monday, January 30: Deposits for Harlaxton Fall 2012 are due.

Friday, March 2: Applications for Harlaxton Spring 2013 are due Friday, March 2.

* Time to Nominate Individuals for Employee Excellence Awards

The University of Evansville, in pursuit of excellence in service, wishes to recognize monthly a non-faculty employee displaying records of achievement as a leader.  Leadership may be demonstrated in any of the following categories:

• Service to the University community
• Service to students
• Job performance and attitude towards fellow employees

One award will be presented each month.  To be eligible, an employee must be a full-time member of administration or staff.

Nominations for the February 2012 Employee Excellence Award are due no later than Wednesday, January 18.

To nominate someone, or to find out more information about the Employee Excellence Awards, go to



* Silver Bracelet Found

A silver bracelent has been found on campus. If it is yours, please call Geneva in Safety and Security at 488-2051.

* Writing Center to Open Tuesday, January 17

The Writing Center will open at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 17. Students who wish assistance with a paper or other writing assignment may make an appointment online for a 50-minute session with a Writing Center tutor. The appointment calendar is found at under "Areas" and then "Writing Center."

Hours of operation will be the same as for fall semester: Monday noon-10 p.m,; Tuesday through Thursday, 10 a.m.-10 p.m.; Friday 10 a.m.-3 p.m.; and Sunday, 7-10 p.m. 


* 2012 Spring Fitness Class Schedule

Insanity – Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays – 6:30 -7:30 am and 5:00 to 6:00 pm
Weight Training – Mondays, Wednesdays – 9:00 -10:00am
Total Fitness – Tuesdays, Thursdays -9:30 -10:30am
Wallyball (Competitive) Tuesdays 11:30am -1:00pm (Beginner) Fridays 11:30am - 1:00pm
Zumba –  Mondays, Wednesdays 12:00-1:00 pm
Basic Cardio – Tuesdays, Thursdays 12:00- 1:00pm
Noon Time Basketball – Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays - 12:00-1:00pm
Hip Hop Abs – Tuesdays, Thursdays -1:00- 2:00pm
Pilates – Tuesdays, Thursdays – 4:00 -5:00pm
Yoga –Tuesdays, Thursdays -5:00 -6:00pm
Brazilian Dance- Mondays, Thursdays – 6:00 -7:00pm
Belly Dancing – Tuesdays – 6:00 -7:00pm
Piloxing- Wednesdays-6:00 -7:00pm
Turbo Kick-Mondays, Wednesdays 7:00 -8:00pm

* CSE Has Activity Stickers and Student Organization Rosters Available

Activity stickers are available for all full-time students in the Center for Student Engagement.

Student organization rosters are available for pick-up in the Center for Student Engagement.  All rosters must be updated by February 3.

Also - an article in the recent Flush Flash stated that student organizations need to re-register – that is not correct. Actually they only need to update their information.


* Want to Be an Orientation Leader (OL)?

Orientation Leader (OL) applications are now available in the VP/Dean of Students Office located in Ridgway University Center in Room 230.  Application deadline is Friday, January 20. If you have any questions, please contact your Orientation Leader OR the VP/Dean of Students at ext. 2500.



* Alpha Delta Eta chapter of Phi Alpha Theta

Congratulations to UE’s Alpha Delta Eta chapter of Phi Alpha Theta, the International Honor Society in History for its successful participation in the biennial national conference held in Orlando, Florida from January 4-7. Leah Thomas, Klara Nichter, Emily Mella, Caitlin Smith, Jillian Smith, Jenna Rice, Rachel Lawrence, and Kelyn Alexander presented papers before undergraduate, graduate, and professional audiences and received a positive response to all their papers. Associate Professor of History Annette Parks also attended to support her students and participated as a member of the national council of Phi Alpha Theta.  Congratulations to everyone for supporting UE’s commitment to undergraduate education and showing UE’s excellence to the national and international audience.



* Women's Basketball To Visit Creighton and Drake this Week

The University of Evansville women’s basketball team will hit the road for its third Valley swing this week, heading to Omaha, Neb. to take on Creighton Thursday at 7:05 p.m. The Purple Aces will then travel to Drake University Saturday for a 2:05 p.m. start in Des Moines, Iowa. Coming off Sunday’s victory over Bradley, Evansville looks to capture back-to-back wins for the first time this season.

The Aces come off a 1-1 weekend in the Valley, capturing their first MVC win in the Oties Epps era, overcoming Bradley, 71-59. Senior Briyana Blair and junior Samantha Heck led the way Sunday afternoon, combining for 40 of UE’s points with Blair recording her fourth double-double of the season on 19 points and 20 rebounds, while Heck finished with a career-high 21 points and was one board shy of a double-double of her own with nine rebounds. Against UNI, Heck led the Aces with 15 points, and six rebounds, followed by classmate Meagan Collins’ 11 points and seven boards and Blair’s nine points and 13 rebounds. On the season, Heck leads the team with 13.5 points per game, followed by Blair’s 10.9 points and 9.9 rebounds per game.

Senior Chelsea Falkenstein will be out the remainder of the season with a torn ACL. Falkenstein injured her knee in UE’s game at UT Martin on Dec. 16. Because she missed two games earlier this season due to a concussion suffered versus Ball State on Nov. 29, she is eligible to redshirt. Falkenstein averaged 3.6 points and 5.5 rebounds before the season-ending injury.


* Faculty, Staff, and Emeriti Men's Basketball Complimentary Ticket Upgrade!

All faculty, staff, and emeriti tickets for the men’s basketball games will now be located in the lower bowl! Seats will now be closer to concessions and restrooms. Tickets are available now for the January 13 game vs. Drake at the ticket counter in Carson Center. Thank you for your continued support of the Men’s Basketball team and all Aces sports!


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