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Thursday, September 6, 2012

What's Happening Today

* 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 ( for more details.


Upcoming Events

* 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. 


* 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.

* RAD Class

We are once again offering the Rape Aggression Defense (RAD) class to any interested female students! This comprehensive course for women begins with awareness, prevention, risk reduction, and avoidance, while progressing on to the basics of hands-on defense training. This semester’s course will be held Saturday, September 15, and Sunday, September 16, from 9 a.m.-noon in the Aerobics Room in the Fitness Center.  In addition, all participants will need to pick ONE of the below times for an hour-long information session (will meet in the group room in the Office of Counseling Services, second floor of Ridgway).
4 p.m., Thursday, September 13
12 p.m., Friday, September 14

Please RSVP by Wednesday (Sept. 12) if you plan to be there for most or all of the Saturday/Sunday times, and can come to one of the info sessions as well.  We’ll need at least 10 participants in order to have the course, but can only take the first 20 that respond. You can e-mail Jessica Zellers, coordinator of Health Education and Wellness Programs, at to register or for more information.


* 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



Info You Should Know

* Check Out Residence Life News

Check out the Residence Life E-News here:

Information and Upcoming Events
-Health and Safety Inspections start September 10
-Booze Clues
-Bridges out of Poverty
Get Links to:  
-The RSA Newsletter
-The Residence Life Handbook


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* 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



* 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.


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