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Tuesday, September 11, 2012

* Flash Mob for The Today Show: TODAY at 1:00 PM

The campus community knows UE is special, and now, the entire nation is taking notice! On Wednesday, Today Show co-hosts Kathie Lee and Hoda played a video produced by AcesTV as part of the "Go Back to College" Twitter contest. (If you missed it, you can watch the Today Show clip here.)

But we can't stop now! TODAY come to a flash mob, group video shoot, and mass tweet on the front oval. Grape snowcones will be served in honor of The Big Freeze (#UEBigFreeze) and in celebration of Purple Friday. Wear purple! 

In the meantime, keep tweeting your photos, videos, or messages with the hashtag #KLGandHodaU. Tell Kathie Lee and Hoda why they should broadcast the fourth hour of the Today Show live from UE's campus! The deadline to tweet is this Sunday at 8:00 a.m. CDT, after which six finalists will be chosen. Tweet as often as you like and ask your family and friends to do the same. Don’t forget to use #KLGandHodaU!



What's Happening Today

* Roller Derby Tickets!

The Center for Student Engagement has discounted Roller Derby tickets for students. Tickets are for the Sept. 22 match at 7:30 p.m. at the Coliseum in downtown Evansville. Tickets are $5 with a student ID with no limit on the number of tickets. Stop in the Center for Student Engagement to get your ticket.

Several UE alumns are on Demolition City, Evansville's flat track roller derby team, which will be playing a team from Sioux Falls, SD during the event. Demoliton City has been together since January 2007, traveling around the Midwest. This is Demolition City's last home bout of the season, and they would love for  UE college students to attend!

* Register Now for Family Weekend Drawing!

Family Weekend 2012 is from September 28 to September 30!  Encourage your family to join the festivities!  Register before September 14 to be entered into a drawing to WIN a free overnight stay at one of the Family Weekend hotels or a $50 coupon to the UE Bookstore!  There are several ways to register for Family Weekend.   (1) Families can now see a detailed schedule of events and register online by visiting (2) Return the registration form inside the Parents Connections Newsletter, (3) Call the Office of Alumni and Parent Relations at 812-488-2586.   Questions? Contact the Office of Alumni and Parent Relations, at 812-488-2586 or 800-423-8633 x 2586.

* This Week in Music: A Recital and an Award

Consortium Instructor of Flute Shauna Thompson will present this week’s Faculty Recital in Wheeler Concert Hall on Tuesday evening, September 11, at 7:30 p.m.  Accompanied by Professor of Music Anne Fiedler (piano), Thompson will perform a variety of works by female composers of the Modern Era, including Lili Boulanger (sister of Nadia), Thea Musgrave, and Jennifer Higdon.  The concert is free and open to the public.

Congratulations to Consortium Instructor of Oboe Elizabeth Robertson, who recently received the Arts Council of Southwestern Indiana’s Artist of the Year award.  The award was presented last Thursday, September 6, at the annual Mayor’s Arts Awards Gala.  In addition to her work at UE, Robertson is also the principal oboe of the Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra. 

* Health Sceenings and Registration for Fall Healthy Lifestyle Challenge

The annual fall health screenings are in Eykamp 253, 254, 255 in Ridgway University Center on Monday, Sept. 10, 12:30 - 6 p.m., and Tuesday, Sept. 11, 7 - 10:30 a.m. and 2 - 5 p.m.

Registration for the fall Healthy Lifestyle Challenge, Fall In Love With Fitness, is also in Eykamp Hall during the health screenings.


Upcoming Events

* Interested in Law?

Phi Alpha Delta is the pre-law fraternity on campus. It's a great way to network and learn about what law school can really be like. Join us for our first meeting on Thursday, September 13 at 6:15 p.m. in Room 72, Schroeder Family School of Business Administration Buidling

* 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.

The topic this week is "Angels and Aliens". What does the Bible have to say about angelic beings and other extra-terrestrial life?  Anyone is welcome to attend and you can contact: Alexandra Statham ( for more details.

* Paws for a Game of Alcohol Jeopardy

Do you like freebies and fun? If so, come to Booze Clues on Wednesday, September 12 at 7:00 p.m. in Eykamp 251, Ridgway University Center. The Resident Assistants of Powell Hall, Schroeder Hall, and the Villages are teaming up with Counseling Services to conduct a Define Your Life campus wide program!


* Accounting Club Call Out Meeting

The Accounting Club will be having its first meeting of the year on Thursday Sept. 13 from 12:15-1:15 p.m. in Room 273, Schroeder Family School of Business Administration Building! SABIC will be coming to talk about its co-op opportunities.  Dues are $20 and pizza is served at every meeting and members get a t-shirt. If you are unable to attend this meeting, please e-mail Amanda Weisman ( with your name and student ID number so you can be added to the roster. If you have any additional questions feel free to e-mail Amanda for those as well.

* Muslim Students Association Call Out Meeting

The Muslim Students Association (MSA) Call-Out Meeting on September 19, from 8-9 p.m. at in Room 273 in the Schroeder Family School of Business Administration Building.

The Muslim Students Association at UE consists of a group of students dedicated to preserving and educating the general public about their Islamic heritage along with providing necessary services to the Muslim students of UE. We would also like to promote awareness of issues related to Islam and Muslims across the world.

Further Goals:
• To take appropriate steps for establishing unity among Muslims and non-Muslims
• To conduct social, cultural, religious, and educational activities in relation to Islam
• To promote friendly relations between Muslims and non-Muslims
• To present Islam to non-Muslims so as to help them understand its message and teachings

If you are interested in joining the MSA or have questions, email Kareem El-Khodary at

* I-House: Ecuador

Join us this week for I-House: Ecuador with Belen Robles. Bring your friends to enjoy a presentation about this incredible country in South America, Wednesday at 7:00 the second floor of Ridgway University Center in the Class of 1959 Gallery. See you there!

* 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, etc. if for any reason you are unable to attend, please contact either Emily Hurt ( at (270) 724-9578 or Emily Bourg ( at (425) 760-6943 for information. Thanks and we hope to see you there!

* Price Is Right Planned for September 28

Delta Omega Zeta's The Price Is Right will be coming to campus on September 28, from 7-9 p.m. It will be located in Eykamp 251/252 in Ridgway University Center! If anyone is interested in participating as a contestant email Monica Lugo at  The price for being a contestant is $25. This will be due by September 20. Admission is $4 in advance (sold in Ridgway) and $5 at the door. Come enjoy the classic game of The Price Is Right with Delta Omega Zeta. The proceeds will go to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.

* 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.



Info You Should Know

* Softball Team Needs Field Manager

The Softball Team is looking for a manager to assist with the 2012-13 season. Those with baseball or softball experience and the flexibility to attend practice preferred. Duties include field set up and clean up, organizing equipment, keeping charts, and laundry. Stipend of $1500 included toward 2012-13 school year. Please contact Assistant Softball Coach Christine Sheridan, at for more details.

* News from the Registar's Office

The Registrar's Office would like to remind you of some important upcoming deadlines:

• September 28 - Last day to add all internships.

• October 25 - Attention: December Graduates! Commencement Central, Ridgway University Center, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

* Found - Electronic Device

An electronic device was found in the FA 213 (Mac Lab) and turned into the Art Office.  If you are missing a device, please call the Art Office at ext 2043, for verification and details.

* Day of Caring Announcements Sent to Hometown Newspapers

Thank you to all who participated in the United Way Day of Caring, making a difference to nonprofit organizations here in Evansville! To recognize participation in this activity, announcements were sent to students' hometown newspapers and are posted online at

Day of Caring participants 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 via Facebook to customize your profile by adding a photo, activities, work experience, and other biographical information. 

UE uses to recognize students for their achievements and activities. If you have any questions, please contact the Office of University Relations at x2241 or KL147. Keep up the good work, and be on the lookout for more stories about your accomplishments! 

* Full Tuition Scholarships - Effective Immediately

The ROTC (Army Reserves Officer Training Corp) has notified the Office of Financial Aid about an unusual opportunity that may be of interest to students needing financial assistance who are also interested in serving in the military.

Effective this year, ROTC is offering 2 and 3 year full tuition scholarships to sophomore and junior students in all majors.  However, students must respond by September 30 if they are interested.  It is relatively simple to apply and the military commitment is straight forward.  For more information, contact John Hubbard, ROTC recruiting officer, at (812) 461-5303 or email at

Reserve Component Scholarships
(starting as a college sophomore, 3 or 2 year award)
Scholarship benefits:
• Full tuition plus fees or room and board
• $1200 a year for books
• Up to $500 monthly stipend for personal expenses
The scholarships can be awarded for two or three years starting the sophomore year.
Requirements to be considered for a reserve component scholarship at UE include:
• Must have 30 credit hours toward degree
• U.S. citizen
• Minimum college cumulative GPA minimum 2.5
• Meet physical standards (Males 18-21 yrs old - 43 push-ups, 53 sit-ups, 15:56 for 2 mile run; Females - 17 push-ups, 53 sit-ups, 18:54 for 2 mile run)
• Pass an Army medical physical (at no fee to the student)
• Under 31 years old at time of commissioning (can be waived)
Obligation to the U.S. Army upon degree completion:
• 8 years in an active drilling status (i.e. National Guard or Army Reserves, 1 weekend per month and 2 weeks in the summer). 

To apply:
Indicate your intent to apply for an ROTC scholarship as soon as possible by notifying John Hubbard at (812) 461-5303 or email at to schedule an interview, medical physical, and physical fitness test. 


* "Jerry Baum: A British Experience" Now Open 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 through 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.



* UE Sends 100 Volunteers to United Way Day of Caring

The UE United Way committee would like to thank the 100 UE staff, administrators, faculty, and students who volunteered for the United Way Day of Caring this past Friday. UE was again well-represented in the community and sent volunteers to Evansville ARC, ARC Industries (Peter Rosen's ID 150 class), YMCA Caldwell Community Center (Don Hudson's ID 150 class), and ARK Child Crisis Center (Women's Basketball). Thank you all for your time and effort!

* Kristy Miller

Dr. Kristy Miller, associate professor and chair the Department of Chemistry, has been selected as one of Evansville Business Journal’s “20 under 40.”  Each year, Evansville Business Journal honors 20 professionals younger than 40 who are making a difference in their field and also in the community.  This year, EBJ received 120 nominations for its third 20 under 40 edition.  Congratulations Kristy!

* UE Bass Fishing Claims Kinkaid Lake Championship

The UE Bass Fishing Club competed in the Midwest Collegiate Fishing Series Kinkaid Lake Tournament hosted by Southern Illinois University – Carbondale this past weekend.  A total of 14 boats were entered into the tournament including UE.  Nick Uebelhor and Eric Kieffner were the anglers representing UE in Illinois.The tournament was on Sunday starting early in the morning.  Each team was allowed to have five keepers, and Uebelhor and Kieffner made the most of those five fish.  The two UE anglers came up with a total of 15.68 pounds which was plenty to win it all.  They were also only .08 pounds away from winning the big bass award as well finishing second in that respective category.

The club’s season is not over yet, as they continue to prepare for the Midwest Collegiate Fishing Series Midwest Classic coming up October 21st at Lake Springfield in Springfield, IL.  We will release more details as they come on the Classic. 


* Mark Cirino

Assistant Professor of English Mark Cirino has been invited by the Ernest Hemingway Foundation of Oak Park (EHFOP) to deliver a lecture based on his recent book. The EHFOP is devoted to celebrating Hemingway's life and work, with particular attention to his Oak Park, Ill., roots. Cirino's address will explore the depiction of executions in nineteenth-century literature and the way Hemingway's writing responded to it. The lecture is scheduled for November 1. For more information, see




* Volleyball Returns Home Today

With their non-conference tournaments behind them, the University of Evansville volleyball team will have one last tune-up prior to MVC play as they are set to host Belmont on Tuesday evening at the Carson Center at 7 p.m.Evansville (3-7) looks to regain the magic it had last Tuesday as it swept past Murray State in the home opener.  Junior Katie Klages is coming off of a solid three-game stretch this weekend.  The libero averaged 24.3 digs per match in this weekend’s Active Ankle Challenge in St. Louis. 

Klages’ 33 digs against the Billikens was a career-high and was just five short of the UE record of 38.  She was honored for her play by being named to the All-Tournament Team.

Sophomore Ashley Ring continued her early-season success by tallying 18 kills versus SLU before tallying 11 against USF.  Another player who came on late in the weekend was freshman Stephanie Cerino.  After notching just five kills through the opening eight matches of the season, Cerino notched eight in each of her last two outings and will look to keep that stretch rolling.

Belmont comes into Tuesday’s match with a 2-7 record, but posted a win last time out against Niagara.  Prior to that, the Bruins struggled, losing seven matches in a row while winning just one set over that span.

Allison McCoy leads Belmont with 71 kills and has played efficiently on offense, fighting her way to a .308 attacking percentage.

Missouri Valley Conference play begins for the Aces on Friday as they host Illinois State at 7 p.m. before welcoming Indiana State on Saturday at 5 p.m. at the Carson Center.


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