University of Evansville

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Monday, August 13, 2012

Upcoming Events

* Fall Conference Schedule

Fall Conference is set for Tuesday, August 14. The schedule of events that day:

11:30 a.m.- Light Lunch Department Chairs – Dunigan Lounge

12:30 p.m.- Dessert Reception – Schroeder Family School of Business Administration - Atrium

1:30 p.m.- Opening Address – Welcome - Board Chair, Larry Kremer - Shanklin Theatre
President Thomas Kazee – State of the University

2:15 p.m.- Break

2:30 p.m. - Senior Vice President of Academic Affairs John Mosbo   

2:45 p.m.- Assistant Dean Brian Ernsting – Accreditation and HLC Self-study

3:00 p.m. - Berger Awards – Charlie Berger, Esq.

3:15 p.m. - Twenty-five Year Awards – President Thomas Kazee

4:30 p.m. -  Campus Family Picnic

* Fall Conference Concurrent Sessions Schedule

The Fall Conference Concurrent Sessions are planned for Wednesday, August 15 Here is the schedule for the sessions:

9:00-9:50 AM
A Status Report on the Faculty Salary Plan – Mark Shifflet   SB 170
Mark Shifflet and panel members Amy Brandebury, Ray Lutgring and John Mosbo will take questions about the salary compensation plan.

10:00-10:50 AM
2015 Reaccreditation:  Approaches to the Quality Initiative – Brian Ernsting   SB 172
The Higher Learning Commission (HLC) is the regional accreditor with responsibility for the accreditation of the university.   Beginning in the 2015-2016 academic year,  the HLC will separate the accreditation process into two components:  the Assurance Review and the Quality Initiative.  While the Assurance Review is similar in many ways to previous accreditation reviews, the Quality Initiative represents a new kind of activity for UE, designed to focus on institutional innovation and improvement.  In the coming weeks and months, we will need to decide on the direction of our Quality Initiative.  This session will introduce the scope of the Quality Initiative and solicit suggestions about how the university community might select  a Quality Initiative that leads to meaningful improvement.

Building a Culture to Serve – Geoff Edwards, Chris Mohn, Anne Statham   SB 173
With full implementation of the new Enduring Foundations General Education program set for fall of 2013, the deadlines for overlay component designation proposals are right around the corner. For faculty members interested in the Social Responsibility Overlay Component, this session will provide specific information about component requirements, ways to implement service learning elements into courses, and what community resources are available when writing that new course objective. Special guest, Dr. Ann Statham, Director of Service Learning from the University of Southern Indiana will participate.

ARTstor:  Libraries’ Newest Digital Resource – Kathy Bartelt and Shane White  SB 68 LAB
Need a photograph of Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa or Andrew Wyeth’s Christina’s World? Need images of Albert Einstein or Bill Gates or Prince William? Need images of works by Andy Warhol or Jasper Johns for a lecture on Pop Art? ARTstor Digital Library provides a rich treasure of more than one million images in direct support of teaching, learning, and research at UE. ARTstor is UE Libraries’ newest  digital resource.  ARTstor collaborates with museums, archival centers, photographers, and stock photography agencies across the world to offer a rapidly expanding image collection pertinent to every College at UE. ARTstor provides software tools to search the image collection, and to share selected images online and offline for teaching and for your research. Join Kathy Bartelt and Shane White for an informal overview of ARTstor Digital Library.

11:00-11:50 AM
The New UE Marketing Plan – Chuck Reed   SB 170
Come and learn about the new UE Marketing plan developed with Stamats. Chuck Reed will provide a summary and answer questions.

1:00-1:50 PM
The UE Center for Intensive Experiential Education:  A Multidisciplinary Student Experiential Initiative  SB 162
After a twelve-month period of discovery and development, scale-up plans are in the works for the University's new high-intensity, cross-disciplinary experiential learning immersion program. The purpose of the initiative is to immerse students into professional practice one or more times during their pursuit of a UE undergraduate degree. These unique, short-run experiential learning opportunities will couple just-in-time learning with profession-grade outcomes. Rick Deer will facilitate a panel with Phil Gerhart, Steve Standifird, James Doane, and students Amanda Weisman and Shawn Mayo. Come and see how you and your students can become involved.

LiveText ePortfolio Software: Managing Assessment Evidence – Brian Ernsting and Amy Brandebury  SB 172
As we begin to collect increasing amounts of evidence and data to support our assessment of student learning outcomes, the management of these materials becomes a significant activity.  The university has adopted the LiveText platform to assist faculty and administrators in gathering, analyzing, and reporting assessment materials.  The LiveText software will be used by first-year students in 2012-2013, with a campus-wide implementation in 2013-2014.  This session will introduce the software, explain the current state of implementation, and outline resources available for the training and support of faculty and students during the implementation period.

What’s Happening with General Education? – Chris Mohn  SB 173
Curious about the status of the new general education program? Wondering what’s happened since last fall’s faculty vote to approve the new plan? Have questions about what you should be doing to prepare for full implementation? Come hear the latest news about the new Enduring Foundations General Education program, including but not limited to: program description and requirements, deadlines for proposal submissions and timeline for full implementation.

2:00-2:50 PM
Making Ends Meet Means: Faculty-led Programs Abroad-- Earl Kirk and Barbara Pieroni  SB 272
Join Barbara and Earl for an overview and discussion of best practices and practical constraints in the design of faculty-led programs.

Informal Follow-up  to His Opening Remarks –  John Mosbo  SB 271
Come to an informal follow-up session with Dr. Mosbo. No set agenda.

Open-Access Textbooks – Meg Atwater Singer  SB 75
Join Meg for an overview and discussion of Open-Access Textbooks.  The session will consider experiences of faculty across the U.S. who use free, open-access textbooks. 

3:00-3:50 PM
Summer Reading Program – Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide   SB 162
Lora Becker will lead a discussion on the approaches that the group leaders might take with their incoming freshmen when tackling this year’s summer reading selection, Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide, by Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn.

Using Social Media for Student Learning – Tim Wilhelmus SB 172
Social Media tools such as Twitter, Facebook, and Instant Messaging are more than a passing fad. Students today are more connected than they have ever been - which means they are more accessible to you if you know how to reach them where they are. In this session, we will explore the basics of how these tools can be harnessed in an educational environment to extend your reach as an educator. Special Guest Tim Wilhelmus, Innovation, Curriculum, and Technology Specialist with the Evansville-Vanderburgh School Corporation, will present this session.

* Bookrush Weekend Hours

The UE Bookstore will have extended hours this weekend for Bookrush. On Friday, August 17, the store will be open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; on Saturday, August 18, the store will be open 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; and Sunday, August 19 the store will be open NOON to 3 p.m.

* Parking Permit Discount for Those with UE Plates

Students, faculty, administrators, and staff who sport the UE State of Indiana license plate in 2012 (new and renewal plates) will receive a $25 discount off the UE parking permit fee for 2012-13.  The registration process for the plates is now handled through the state.  If you want to purchase or renew a UE plate, visit  If you already have your 2012 UE plate, bring your State of Indiana vehicle registration to the Office of Safety and Security when you purchase your parking permit for the new academic year.  If you have not registered your vehicle yet, you will need to pay the full parking permit fee and then bring your registration to the Office of Safety and Security to get a credit for $25.  If you have any questions, contact


* Dance Team Auditions

The University of Evansville Aces Dance Team invites all eligible students to audition for the Dance Team for the 2012-2013 season. Auditions will be held on August 30 from 8 pm to 10 pm and August 31 from 6 pm to 9 pm. The first day of auditions will consist of learning a short, choreographed dance and practicing technique. The second day will consist of showing examples of required technique, preforming the choreographed routine, showcasing 1 minute of original original choreography to music (this should be prepared prior to auditions), and a short interview. Auditions will be held in the Small Gym of the Carson Center.

Information about the 2012-2013 season will be provided at the call out meeting on August 27 from 9 pm to 10 pm in Room 113, Carson Center.

A private or video audition may be arranged if needed and will be allowed at the discretion of the coaching staff.

There is a $20 audition fee. Please refrain from wearing baggy clothing during auditions. Footwear is required.

More information is available at

Please contact Coach Arata with any questions or concerns at or 502-689-4085. We hope to see you at auditions!


Info You Should Know

* Fitness Center Lifeguards Needed

The Student Fitness Center is looking for 2-3 certified lifeguards for the upcoming year. We have morning, noon, and evening open swim times. You must have current lifeguard certifications in order to guard for the Fitness Center. If you are interested, please contact Rob Latva at or call at 812-488-2794. 

* Libraries Announces Fall Semester 2012 Schedule of Hours

UE Libraries will observe the following schedule of hours for fall semester 2012. Fall semester hours begin on Wednesday, August 22.  Exceptions to regular hours schedule will be announced in advance.  Contact William Louden, University Librarian, with questions at 488.2376  or

•  Monday:           7:45 a.m.  -  Midnight
•  Tuesday:           7:45 a.m.  -  Midnight
•  Wednesday:     7:45 a.m.  -  Midnight
•  Thursday:          7:45 a.m.  -  Midnight
•  Friday:               7:45 a.m.  -  6:00 p.m.
•  Saturday:        10:00 a.m.  -  6:00 p.m.        
•  Sunday:                    Noon  -  Midnight



* William Baer

UE Professor of Creative Writing William Baer’s most recent full-length play, “Yellow Jack,” has been chosen one of the four winners of the Long Beach Playhouse’s 22 Annual New Works Festival, and the play will receive a stage reading on Friday, August 24, at the Long Beach Playhouse in southern California.  The play focuses on Clara Maas, a heroic nurse involved in the 1900 war against Yellow Fever that took place in Havana, Cuba, and was led by Dr. Walter Reed.


Harlaxton Happenings

* Former Aces Golfers Excelling in 2012

After having stellar careers at the University of Evansville, a pair of men’s golfers have kept their careers moving in the right direction since leaving campus.Andrew Luo and Griffin Wood each graduated in May, but have seen their amateur careers take shape since then.

Luo has set himself up for a berth in the 2012 US Amateur Championship set for next week.  He took top honors at a tournament qualifier on July 30 at Bull Valley Golf Club in Woodstock, Ill., which qualified him to play in this week’s amateur championship.

He is set to open up the 112th US Amateur Championship on Monday, August 13 where he will tee off at 7:50 a.m. MT at CommonGround Golf Course in Aurora, Colorado.  Cherry Hills Country Club will also play host to the tournament and, along with CommonGround, is located on the outskirts of Denver.  The event will take place through Sunday the 19th.

Fellow 2012 graduate Griffin Wood has continued his play into the Dakotas Tour.  The Dakotas are a series of several tournaments, which take place in North Dakota, South Dakota, Wyoming, Minnesota and Iowa.  Events in the tour began on June 30 and run through August 31. 

Wood began his Dakotas Tour career at the Yankton, Hillcrest Tournament in Yankton, S.D. and made a quick splash, taking third place in the four-round event.  He finished the tournament with a 15-under 273 to finish just a shot back of winner Neil Johnson.

His second event is being played this weekend at Arrowhead Country Club in Rapid City, S.D. and was tied for 24th following the opening round of play. will have updates on both players’ progress as they wrap up their summer tournaments.



* Krissy Meek-Engelbrecht Selected for MVC Hall of Fame

Former University of Evansville women’s soccer player Krissy Meek-Engelbrecht became the fourth enshrine from UE and the first student-athlete to be elected to the Missouri Valley Conference Hall of Fame.Meek-Engelbrecht joins a class that includes baseball player Darren Dreifort of Wichita State, volleyball player Molly O’Brien from Northern Iowa, longtime MVC coordinator of men’s basketball officials Jim Bain and former Creighton basketball player Bob Portman.

“I am very honored to be inducted, it is very special to me,” Meek-Engelbrecht said.  “This is not just about my accomplishments, but about what our team did.”

“We set out to win the Missouri Valley Conference every year and were very successful in that goal.  There were some great players on those teams and this is a credit to all of them as well.”

Currently the head women’s soccer coach at the University of Southern Indiana, Meek-Engelbrecht played at UE from 1996 through 1999, becoming the only soccer player in conference history, man or woman, to garner MVC Player of the Year honors on three occasions.

She led the Aces to MVC regular-season titles on three occasions (1997, 98, 99) while winning the tournament crown all four years.  Evansville made the NCAA Tournament in her final two seasons.

Meek-Engelbrecht continues to rank second in UE history in goals (45) and points (106).  She was elected into the University of Evansville Athletics Hall of Fame in 2006 and served at UE as an assistant coach prior to accepting her position at USI.  She is entering her 10th season at the helm of the Screaming Eagles program.

Evansville has had three other inductees into the hall including Jim Byers, Arad McCutchan and Fred Schmalz.

* Springer and Davis Lead Women's Soccer Past Morehead State

Freshman Abby Springer scored her third goal in two exhibition games to help the Purple Aces women’s soccer team grab a 2-0 victory over Morehead State at Arad McCutchan Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

The squads played three 30-minute periods in the contest.  After scoring a pair of goals in Wednesday’s victory over Austin Peay, the Indianapolis, Ind. native tallied her third goal just 14 minutes in to give UE a quick 1-0 edge.  Stephanie Thompson found Springer on a corner kick as she found the back of the net.

Senior goalie Chaviel Harrison helped the Aces in the second stanza, recording five saves to help UE keep its shutout hopes alive.  Her work paid off late in the period as Evansville lit up the scoreboard once again when Kasey Cartwright found Kristen Davis on a breakaway to make it a 2-0 game.

Neither team was able to score in the third as UE held on for its second win in as many exhibition contests. In just over 70 minutes of action, Harrison tallied eight saves.  As a team, the Aces notched eight shots in the game, four on goal while the Eagles had ten shots with eight of them being on goal.

Springer led UE with three shots while Elizabeth McSparin had the same for the Eagles.

Evansville is now set for the regular season, which will begin with a pair of road contests.  The season begins on Friday, August 17 with a 6 p.m. game at Western Kentucky before the Aces head to Mount Pleasant, Mich. for a game against the Chippewas of Central Michigan on Sunday, August 19 at noon. 


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