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Wednesday, September 5, 2012

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* Catholic Mass Tonight in Neu Chapel

Join the Newman Catholic Campus Ministry for Mass tonight in Neu Chapel at 9:30 p.m. Tonight's celebrant will be Fr. Alex Zenthoefer, pastor of Christ the King Catholic Church southeast of campus and chaplain of Memorial Catholic High School. Confessions will be heard and students will lead the Rosary beginning shortly after 9:00 p.m. Everyone is welcome for a simple, candle-lit midweek liturgy. Contact Newman Center director Mike Roesch at mr201@evansville.edu with any questions.
 

* Venturing Crew - Outdoor Club Open House TONIGHT!

Do you love the outdoors? Here is the club for you - the UE Venturing Crew strives to fulfill your outdoor wants and needs!  We grill out, hike, camp, white water raft, canoe, rock climb, sail, and much, much, more. Don't miss out on all of these wonderful opportunities! Join us for our open house TONIGHT at 7 p.m. in Room 170 (Smythe Lecture Hall), Schroeder Family School of Business Administration Building. We will review our outdoor adventures over the couple years and announce big plans for the fall semester, including details of our fall break trip: canoeing on the Current and Jack’s Fork Rivers in the Ozark Mountains of Missouri. Registration forms will be available for interested members. Membership does require a $10 fee for the fall semester. Anyone interested in the club is invited to attend. For more information or if you have questions, contact venturing@evansville.edu.

* Trebles Without a Cause Auditions

Open auditions for Trebles Without a Cause, UE's Male A Cappella Group, will take place on Wednesday, September 5th at 5:00pm in Krannert 127. Any male interesting in singing is welcome to audition. All you need is to prepare 30 seconds of a song of your choice (preferably one that shows off your range and voice). We hope to see you there! T's UP!

* I-House Mexico

Join us this week for I-House: Mexico with Jessica Foster and Hilda Torres. Bring your friends to enjoy a presentation about this beautiful country, Wednesday at 7:00 p.m.at the second floor of Ridgway University Center in the Class of 1959 Gallery. See you there!

 

* Women's Awareness Meeting Set for Wednesday

Members of Women's Awareness will be having their first meeting at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, September 5 in Hyde 118. Join them to find out what kind of events Women's Awareness puts on and get to know everyone. Food will be provided and they hope to see you all there!

* Dean's List Students Recognized at UE Libraries

Students who earned Deans’ List status for Spring Semester 2012 are recognized in an exhibit at UE Libraries in the entry lobby.  Students merit the honor of being named to the Deans’ List at the conclusion of each semester by earning a semester grade point average of 3.5 on a four point scale while carrying a full academic course load of at least twelve hours excluding Pass/Fail courses.  Exhibit continues through September 16.
 

Upcoming Events

* Bible Study on Thursday Night

Adventist Campus Ministries will be having Bible study on Thursday night from 7-8 p.m. in Room153 (Eades Music Room) in the McCurdy Wing of Schroeder Family School of Business Administration Building. This is will be an introductory meeting to get to know everyone and discuss what topics we would like to study this semester. So bring your friends, fresh ideas, and questions!  Anyone is welcome to attend and you can contact: Alexandra Statham (as509@evansville.edu) for more details.
 

* First OSA Meeting Set for September 11

The Office Staff Association would like to invite all UE office administrative assistants to join for the academic year 2012-13. OSA meets on the second Tuesday of the month, September through May, from noon to 1:30 p.m. for a luncheon with a guest speaker. For the first meeting, September 11, OSA will have a chicken dinner with chocolate cake. The staff will hear about UE’s Brand Promise from Lucy Himstedt and then add tranquility to the day with relaxing yoga instruction by Gayle Golike. If you would like to attend the luncheon, please send $8.75 to Kim Flener (SB130) or call 2852. Please turn in your reservations by Friday morning. If you decide to join, annual dues are $8 which can be given to Kim Flener as well.

* Investment Advisor Willie Schuette to Speak on September 10

Willie Schuette, an investment advisor, will be speaking to UE students at 4.00 p.m. in Room 170 (Smythe Lecture Hall) on September 10.  The title of his presentation will be, “Savings Strategies to be a Millionaire When You Retire”. Schuette graciously accepted an invitation to speak to UE students from Walayet A. Khan, professor of finance. The event is open to public.

Schuette is an investment advisor at USA Financial Securities. His services and educational meetings have informed numerous people throughout the area regarding important personal wealth strategies such as identify goals and objectives, analyze investment portfolios and design asset accumulation programs and plan for other lifetime financial goals.  He is a noted speaker, educator, and financial consultant. 

 

* CECS to Offer Review Course for Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) Exam

Beginning this fall, the University of Evansville College of Engineering and Computer Science will offer a review course for those preparing to take the 2013 Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam, administered by the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying.

The eight-hour FE exam, to be held April 13, 2013 in Hyde Hall on the UE campus, is designed for students who are close to finishing an undergraduate engineering degree. It is typically the first step in the process to becoming a licensed professional engineer. 

The review class is taught by UE faculty members and offered only once a year. It covers information required for the exam, including mathematics, materials science, chemistry, statics, mechanics of materials, dynamics, electricity and magnetism, thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, probability and statistics, and engineering economics.

Most classes will take place on Thursday nights (with occasional Wednesdays) from 6:30-9 p.m. in UE’s Koch Center for Engineering and Science. Those who are reviewing for the civil engineering portion of the exam should plan to attend from October 18 to March 28; all other disciplines will attend classes through February 21. No classes will be held between November 28 and January 10.

The review class costs $100 for current UE students, $250 for non-UE college students, and $400 for the general public. Required texts will be provided in the fee.

The deadline to register for the review course is October 15. For more information or to register, please see Tina Newman or Liz Wannemuehler in KC 250 or call 812-488-2651.

* Healthy Lifestyle Challenge Registration Sept. 10 & 11

Sign up for the fall healthy lifestyle challenge September 10, 12:30 – 6 p.m., and September 11, 7 – 10:30 a.m. and 2 – 5 p.m., in Eykamp 253, 254, 255.  The fall challenge is activity based.  The complete packet is available on AceLink>Human Resources>Wellness>Healthy Lifestyle Challenge.  Any University employee or spouse may join.  Cash prizes of $50 gift cards are awarded to top finishers.   If HRA participants have not earned credit for the summer challenge, this is another opportunity to do so.

* Annual Employee Health Screening September 10 & 11

The fall health screening opportunity is September 10, 12:30 – 6 p.m., and September 11, 7 – 10:30 a.m. and 2 – 5 p.m.  Screenings are in Eykamp 253, 254, 255.  A two hour fast is recommended.   Those insured through the HRA program will receive credit for their HRA account by attending.  If you already attended in June, you do not need to come to this screening.

The screenings are available to any University employee and spouse.  If you are in the HRA program, there is no charge.  If you are currently insured by Welborn Health Plans, even if not in the HRA program, there is not charge; other will be charged $20 payable in cash or a check to the University of Evansville.

Screenings include testing for cholesterol and blood sugar; blood pressure testing; height, weight, and body mass index calculation; and competition of a health risk appraisal form.  Health information on a variety of topics will be available.
 

* Get UP, Get MOVING UE!

Are you worried about gaining the freshman 15? Haven't visited the Fitness Center yet? Well let's start this semester off right by stopping by the Fitness Center Wednesday, September 12 from 4-5 p.m. You will have the opportunity to get involved in lots of activities: Wander Indiana, fitness classes, intramurals, Race for the Cure, and getting to know your cafe court. In addition, you will get to meet the staff and take a free tour of our facility. If you stop by the Fitness Center to pre-register you will have the chance to win some great door prizes!"

* TIAA-CREF Counseling

The TIAA CREF representative will be on the UE campus on Tuesday, September 11 and Thursday, September 13 for individual counseling sessions.  To schedule an appointment, call TIAA CREF at 1-800-732-8353 or 317-706-6200.   The sessions are held in the Clifford Rare Books Room of the University Libraries (Room 158).  If you have any questions, call Carol McCraney at extension 2943.

* "Jerry Baum: A British Experience" Opens September 10 in Melvin Peterson Gallery

The University of Evansville Friends of Art are proud to present “Jerry Baum: A British Experience,” featuring original watercolors by a popular Southwest Indiana artist. The exhibit will run from September 10-November 9 in the Melvin Peterson Gallery, located on the corner of Lincoln and Weinbach avenues.

From London landmarks to countryside scenes, “Jerry Baum: A British Experience” will feature large watercolor paintings Baum produced from visits to England. The paintings, which have been on exhibit throughout the United States and Europe, are on loan to the Peterson Gallery from the Barning family’s private collection.

Baum has been a professional watercolor artist for over 55 years. He has held shows nationwide and in countries such as Bolivia and Germany, donating the proceeds from much of his work to religious, educational, and humanitarian causes. His work is featured in embassies around the world as well as notable private and corporate collections.

Baum was one of the founding members of the Watercolor U.S.A. juried exhibition and has taught workshops and master classes for the last 45 years in venues around the United States, including the University of Evansville.

The Melvin Peterson Gallery is open from noon-3:00 p.m. Monday-Friday or by appointment. All exhibits are free, open to the public, and handicap accessible. For more information, please contact the University of Evansville Department of Art at 812-488-2043.

* Women's Club Volleyball Information Session

Are you interested in playing indoor volleyball competitively? There will be an information session held at 9 p.m. on Wednesday, September 12 in Eykamp 253,  Ridgway University Center. All are welcome to attend as we will be covering team information, time commitments, estimated finances, and etc. if for any reason you are unable to attend, please contact either Emily Hurt (eh149@evansville.edu) at (270) 724-9578 or Emily Bourg (eb150@evansville.edu) at (425) 760-6943 for information. Thanks and we hope to see you there!
 

* UE VETS Meeting and Welcome Reception

Students affiliated with the military (veterans, active duty, reservists, ROTC cadets, friends and family members of veterans) are invited to a special welcome reception hosted by the Office of Veterans Affairs. The event is set for  Thursday, September 6 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. in Dunigan Lounge of the Schroeder Family School of Business Building.  Light sandwiches and refreshments will be served.  Supportive faculty, staff, and administrators will join us at the beginning.  We will follow with a meeting about UE VETS student veteran organization.  If you can attend even if briefly, please RSVP to Cherie Leonhardt at cl29@evansville.edu or 488-2141.  Hope to see you there!

* Physical Therapy Club

If you are a physical therapy major, undergraduate or graduate student, now is the time to get involved in UE's Physical Therapy Club. The first club meeting is September 10, at 1 p.m. in Graves Hall 104. Club membership is open to any undergraduate or graduate student interested in pursuing physical therapy. Benefits of club membership include:
• The opportunity to express ideas and concerns about topics of interest to physical therapy students
• Free student newsletters and literature from the American Physical Therapy Association's (APTA) National Student Assembly
• Community and Campus Volunteer opportunities
• Information about upcoming APTA sanctioned events
• Fellowship and mentoring from upperclassmen who have experienced the application process of getting into PT school
If you have any questions or would like more information before committing to a meeting, please contact club president Jenny Murphy at jm451@evansville.edu


 

Info You Should Know

* What UEL Can Do for YOU - Project Muse eBooks Collections

Need information about Alfred Hitchcock’s films?  Or what impact archaeologists can make on the world? Or how poetry and basketball coincide?  Project Muse eBooks can provide the details you need:  access digital copies of Hitchcock’s British Films, Archaeologists as Activists, or Fast Break to Line Break: Poets on the Art of Basketball.

Three subject collections of eBooks from Project Muse are now available online via UE Libraries.  Collections include over 500 titles from the subject areas of Archaeology & Anthropology, Film-Theatre-Performing Art, and Poetry-Fiction-Creative Non-Fiction. 

Project Muse eBooks are discoverable either from the ACE catalog or from the Project Muse database.  Questions?  Contact Kathy Bartelt (kb4@evansville.edu) for assistance.
 

* Stop Smoking in October and be Eligible to Win $2,500

The annual Indiana statewide contest for smoking cessation, Quit Now,  is accepting registrants now until September 30.  The top three prizes are $2500,  $1500, and $1000.  Sign up at QuitNowIndiana.com.  This website offers resources to aid you including services from a smoking cessation specialist.  You have plenty of time to register and to make your plan to stop tobacco October 1 – 31. 

* UE Race for the Cure

Join the University of Evansville's Race for the Cure Team! Paper registrations are due by Sept 7, register online until midnight on Sept 12. The Race occurs in downtown Evansville on Sat Sept 22. Paper registrations can be found at the Fitness Center and follow this link to register online. GO ACES!

* Enrollment Announcements Sent to Hometown Newspapers

To recognize new students who have enrolled at the University of Evansville, announcements were sent Tuesday to students' hometown newspapers and are posted online at Readabout.me.

You should receive an e-mail notification with a link to view your story online and share it with friends and family through e-mail, Facebook, and Twitter. You can also log in to Readabout.me via Facebook to customize your profile by adding a photo, activities, and other biographical information.

UE uses Readabout.me to recognize students for their achievements and activities, such as making the Dean's List, studying abroad, and participating in community service. Your online reputation is important – most employers Google an applicant's name during the hiring process for jobs and internships. UE is dedicated to helping students create a positive online profile by providing Readabout.me as a free service.

If you have any questions, please contact the Office of University Relations at x2241 or KL147. We look forward to celebrating your achievements with your local hometown media and online at Readabout.me. Keep up the good work, and be on the lookout for more stories about your accomplishments! 

* Attention Aces Place Members!

On Friday, September 7, Aces Place will be closing!  Be sure to save any content or photos from the site before this date.  After September 7, your profile will no longer be accessible as we prepare for next year’s class.  If you have any questions, please e-mail acesplace@evansville.edu.
 

Congratulations

* Dave Dwyer and Mark Gruenwald

Professors of Mathematics Dave Dwyer and Mark Gruenwald have been awarded a 3-year, $600,000 grant by the National Science Foundation (NSF) for their project Resequencing Calculus – Phase 2.  This grant is one of only two awarded in mathematics and one of only 30 awarded out of over 400 proposals submitted to the TUES (Transforming Undergraduate Education in STEM) Type 2 program for extending and broadening the work of successful pilot projects in STEM education.

Resequencing Calculus – Phase 2 builds on work that was funded by a $150,000 NSF grant awarded to Dwyer and Gruenwald in 2009.  Under the first grant, Dwyer and Gruenwald revised the standard 3-semester calculus sequence to better meet the emerging needs of students in a variety of STEM disciplines, wrote a 700-page text to support the first two semesters of this sequence, piloted the sequence at UE, and identified supporters of the redesigned sequence at other institutions. Their current project entails completing the 3-semester textbook, beta-testing and assessing the textbook and the sequence at four other sites (Valparaiso, Millikin, Central Missouri, and the University of St. Thomas), and campaigning for broad and sustained adoption of the revised sequence.

Dwyer and Gruenwald will be assisted by collaborators at each of the pilot institutions, including former UE Associate Professor of Mathematics Joe Stickles, now at Millikin University.  A number of UE faculty members will serve in an advisory capacity;  including Mohammad Azarian, Erin Davis, Clark Kimberling, and Adam Salminen in Mathematics;  Jeff Braun in Physics; and David Unger in Mechanical and Civil Engineering.  Brian Ernsting, Assistant Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, will serve as an internal assessment advisor.   Additional assistance will be provided by an external professional assessment team and an advisory board consisting of national leaders in various STEM professional organizations.

Athletics

* Aces Soccer Gains Votes in Polls

On the strength of a 3-2 overtime road win at Georgia State, the University of Evansville men’s soccer team has moved up in the national polls this week.After receiving three votes in last week’s NSCAA/Continental Tire NCAA Division I Men’s Poll, the Aces received seven votes this week.  In the Midwest Regional Poll, Evansville is now in sixth place as fellow Missouri Valley Conference schools Creighton and SIU Edwardsville sit atop the poll at No. 1 and 2, respectively.

Evansville’s top vote tally comes from the SoccerTimes.com College Coaches Poll, which has the Aces garnering nine votes, tying for 32nd in the country.

The Aces will look to improve on those rankings this weekend as they play host to the ProRehab Aces Soccer Classic where they will square off against Cincinnati and Portland.

 

* Cody Stein Named MVC Men's Cross Country Athlete of the Week

On the strength of a fourth-place finish in Saturday’s Mid-America Opener, University of Evansville runner Cody Stein was named MVC Men’s Cross Country Athlete of the Week on Tuesday afternoon.

Following a strong junior campaign, Stein led the way for the University of Evansville in the 6K Mid-America Opener on Saturday. Stein finished the race in a time of 18:33.20 to wrap up the event in fourth place overall. His time bested his 6K PR by an impressive 19 seconds over his time from two years ago.

The last UE runner to earn MVC Cross Country Athlete of the Week honors was Josh Witters, who took home the honor on September 15, 2010.

Stein and the Purple Aces will take to the course once again this weekend, traveling to Charleston, Ill. for the EIU Panther Open, which is slated to begin at 4:45 p.m. on Friday.

* Volleyball Sweeps Past Murray State

Sophomore Ashley Ring continued her stellar start to the 2012 season as she led the Aces with 13 kills and 10 digs as UE cruised past Murray State, 3-0, in Tuesday’s home opener at the Carson Center.Ring was the only player in the match to record double-digit kills as Evansville improved to 3-4 on the season.  With the loss, the Racers fell to 2-5.

Hannah Wilson notched nine kills and six digs in the winning effort while Lauren Robertson Jenn Murphy notched eight digs apiece.

Evansville turned a 6-3 start in set number one into a 25-19 victory.  It was not easy as the Racers rallied to tie the game up at 9-9 before a stretch by the Aces saw them go up 14-11 in a run that Meaghan Holmes wrapped up with a kill.  The lead stayed between three and four points until UE, up 23-19, reeled off the final two points on kills by Emma Roberson and Rachel TenHoor

Murray State got off to a quick start in the second frame, jumping out to a 5-1 edge before extending that lead to 11-3.  Evansville quickly fought its way back, utilizing a 13-5 spurt to knot the game up at 16-16.  Part of that run came in the form of a 4-0 segment as Hannah Wilson notched a kill and MSU had a pair of errors.  The run was capped off as Rachel TenHoor notched a kill to tie the game up. 

The Aces rode their momentum to a 25-20 victory as an MSU error with UE up 24-20 capped off the set.  In the end, the Evansville rally came in the form of a set-finishing 22-9 run.  The squads fought to a 19-19 tie before a kill by Ring sent the Aces on a 6-1 run to take a 2-0 lead in the match.

With all of the momentum on their side, the Aces finished off the sweep in the third set.  Evansville jumped out to a quick 4-1 cushion before MSU rallied for a 7-1 stretch to take an 8-6 lead.  That all changed as Evansville, behind five errors by the Racers, scored seven points in a row to take a 13-8 lead. 

That run was all UE needed as the run turned into a 19-7 period that helped the Aces earn the sweep.  TenHoor notched two late kills to seal the win.

On Friday, the Aces begin their final non-conference tournament as they travel to St. Louis to face SLU, South Florida and SEMO.  Next Tuesday, UE will be back home to face Belmont before opening MVC play on Friday, Sept. 14 versus Illinois State at the Carson Center.
 

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