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Tuesday, September 18, 2012

What's Happening Today

* Spanish Club Call Out Meeting Planned for Today!

¡Hola! Are you interested in Spanish and the cultures of Spanish-speaking countries? Come and join us at the first Spanish Club meeting, which will be on Tuesday, September 18 from 5 to 6 p.m. in Room 118 in Hyde Hall. All are welcome to join the club. The registration form will be available at the meeting. Come by and help select the members of the executive committee and help decide activities and events we will do throughout the year. If you are interested in joining the Spanish Club or if you have any questions, please contact Dr. Diana Rodríguez Quevedo at ¡Allá nos vemos!

* Sign Up Now for Security Awareness Week Prizes!

This is Security Awareness Week! Sign up for prizes in Ridgway University Center on Tuesday, September 18 through Friday, September 21.

* This Week in Music: A Brass Recital and Music Therapy Events

This week’s Faculty Recital will feature the Department of Music’s brass faculty performing a quartet of twentieth-century American works for brass instruments.  Professor Timothy Zifer (trumpet, accompanied by Professor Anne Fiedler on piano), Assistant Professor Kenneth Steinsultz (euphonium), and Consortium Instructor Marc Zyla (French horn) will each perform solo works for their particular instruments.  The trio will then be joined by the remaining members of the Department’s Shepard Brass Quintet (Kevin Wilson on trumpet and Neil Parsons on bass trombone) for a performance of Anthony Plog’s 4 Sketches (1991).  The recital will occur in Wheeler Concert Hall on Tuesday evening at 7:30 p.m. and is free and open to the public.

The Music Therapy Program is pleased to welcome UE Music Therapy Alum Kerry Willis, MT-BC, and her colleague Jenny Branson, MT-BC, for a 3-hour continuing education course titled Medical Music Therapy: Creating a Sustainable Patient Centered Music Therapy Program in an Acute Care Hospital System.  The course will take place on September 22.  Willis and Branson will be sharing information on Norton Healthcare’s dynamic medical music therapy program, which reaches in-and out-patient service areas through five facilities.  The music therapy program is the first of its kind in the region and has earned regional and national recognition.

Dr. Kathy Murphy’s review of The Theory and Practice of Vocal Psychotherapy, written by Diane Austin, DA, LCAT, was published in the most recent issue of Music Therapy Perspectives. Dr. Murphy is an assistant professor of music Therapy at the University of Evansville.


* Law School Event Planned for Tuesday, September 18

Rachel Edwards, a representative of Ohio Northern University, will be on campus on Tuesday, September 18 to speak with prospective law students about the opportunities at ONU Law. The meeting will be in Eykamp 253 from noon to 3 p.m. with an information table set up there from 1:30-3 p.m. There will be free pizza and drinks from 12:15-1:15 p.m. It is recommended to R.S.V.P. through UE Joblink at


Upcoming Events

* Barbara Price to Give Lecture on Managing Your Career on September 26

University of Evansville Trustee Barbara Price will be here Wednesday, September 26 to give a talk on “Managing Your Career.”  Her lecture will begin at 4 p.m. in Room 172, Schroeder Family School of Business Administration Building. Ms. Price began as a chemistry teacher and after getting her MBA worked not only as a lobbyist in Washington D.C. but also as a senior executive for Philips Petroleum.  While at Philips Petroleum she played a major role as the company’s representative after the explosion of 1989.  Come hear her remarkable story on how choices you make today about your major, activities, and interest groups, can help you create interesting career opportunities for the future. 

* Study Abroad Campus Visit on September 19

A representative from Central College Abroad, a UE approved provider of study abroad programs, will have a table in the Ridgway University Center on September 19 from 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. For more information about this and all UE approved programs, contact

* Final Farmers Market of Year Set for Thursday Morning

The UE garden continues to produce, and vegetables are being gathered up for the final farmers’ market, which will take place on Thursday, September 20, at 8 a.m. at the north entrance of Ridgway University Center.  For sale are pumpkins (Rouge vif d’étampes, to be exact), winter squash, sweet potatoes, kale, swiss chard, peppers, gourds, and whatever else we are able to extract from that space. 

"As usual, all proceeds will go to Tri-State Food Bank," says English Department Chair Bill Hemminger, "though I will keep back enough money with which to buy a couple of fruit trees for the UE garden."

* 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. We are continuing our in-depth study of Biblical passages pertaining to angels. Anyone is welcome to attend and you can contact: Alexandra Statham ( for more details.

* The Down and Dirty of EXSS - An EXSS Student Forum

Want to hear the insider's edition of being an EXSS student? Come to our forum and hear from successful EXSS students and recent graduates. We want you to succeed, and the best way to do so is to learn from past experiences. Essentially, you'll have the opportunity to learn what we've done well and what we could have done differently. Feel free to ask any unanswered questions you might have! It will be Thursday, September 20, at 7:00 p.m. in Room 100, Koch Center.

* Organizational Meeting for American Civil Liberties Union Campus Chapter

Are you interested in a campus organization affiliated with one of the oldest organizations in the United States, The American Civil Liberties Union,  dedicated to the protection and preservation of our Constitutional rights? Come join us for an initial breakout meeting this Friday, September 21, in  the library, Room 209, at 2 p.m. For more information, contact Dr. William Connolly, Department of Philosophy and Religion, at or by phone at ext. 2079

* Italian Language Sessions Offered on Campus - Free!

Would you like to learn a little bit about the Italian language and culture?  The international intern at the Institute for Global Enterprise in Indiana, Francesco Planchenstainer, will be offering informal Italian language and culture sessions on Thursday evenings beginning September 27.  Sessions will be held each Thursday from 5:15 to 6:15 p.m. in Room 103, Hyde Hall, and the entire campus community is welcome.  The sessions are free, and no registration is required.  However, we do request that you email Cindy at to help ensure we have enough handouts.   Please note:  the September 27 session will conclude by 6:00 p.m. so those interested can also attend the PBS documentary “Half the Sky” as part of the Patricia H. Snyder event in the Ridgway University Center. 

* Winter Guard to Meet Wednesday, September 19

The UE Winter Guard is having their first meeting on Wednesday, September 19 at 9 p.m. in Room 272, Schroeder Family School of Business Administration Building. If you are planning on being in the Winter Guard or just want to know what it is all about, this meeting is of HIGH importance. We ask that if you have any interest you please come to the meeting. If you cannot make it, you can email Crystal Goodwin at The meeting will last approximately an hour. During the meeting we will discuss this years show, fees, and practice schedule. We hope to see you there!

* Neu Chapel Organ @ Noon Series Begins Sept. 20

Bring your lunch and enjoy a free performance by Douglas Reed, university organist and professor emeritus of music, as part of the Neu Chapel Organ @ Noon series.  

The series begins at 12:10 p.m. Thursday, September 20 in Neu Chapel, with "The Genius of Bach." The amazing J.S. Bach, known in his lifetime and ever since as one of the greatest composers of all time, left a rich heritage of over 1,000 works, many of which were written for the organ.  Dr. Reed will perform a selection of Bach’s most famous organ pieces including the Toccata and Fugue in D Minor.

Also performing will be Mai ishihara, current UE organ student from Nagasaki, Japan, and Matthew Baugh, 1989 graduate of the University of Evansville and winner of the prestigious Gumberts Award, who earned his masters degree in organ performance from the Eastman School of Music of the University of Rochester. 

The Neu Chapel Organ @ Noon series continues on Thursday, October 18 with "A Louis Vierne Tribute" (featuring selections from 24 Pièces en Style Libre and 24 Pièces de fantaisie) and Thursday, November 15 with "Special Birthdays" (featuring music from John Bull, Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck, John Staney, and John Cage). 


Info You Should Know

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* Teacher Education Admission Packets Now Available

Teacher Education Admission packets are now available in the School of Education office, Graves Hall, Room 304. Your interview will be scheduled when the application and professional education portfolio (live text or hard copy) are submitted. The deadline for submission is October 15.  Scheduled interviews will be conducted on October 22, 23, and 24. Please note:  You must meet the following requirements to apply: 1) a passing score on all three Praxis 1 tests or passing ACT/SAT scores, 2) overall GPA 2.8 or better, 3) grade C or better in EDUC 100, 200, 320 or currently enrolled.

Please contact the School of Education office or your advisor if you have any questions.



* UE Named One of the Nation's Most Military Friendly Schools

For the fourth consecutive year, the University of Evansville has been named a Military Friendly School by Victory Media, a national media entity for military personnel transitioning into civilian life.

The 2013 Military Friendly Schools list honors the top 15 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools that are doing the most to embrace America’s military service members, veterans, and spouses as students and ensure their success on campus.

The full list of Military Friendly Schools is available online here.



* Volleyball to Face SIU Edwardsville Today

Today  the University of Evansville volleyball team will take to the floor for its final non-conference match of the season as it travels to SIU Edwardsville on Tuesday evening at 7 p.m.The Purple Aces are coming off of their opening weekend for Missouri Valley Conference play.  After falling to Illinois State in Friday’s opener, Evansville fought back for an exciting 5-set win over Indiana State on Saturday evening.

Sophomore Ashley Ring, who sits atop the MVC in kills, averaged 19.3 per match over the last week for UE.  She put forth the top performance of her career against Belmont as she finished the night with 28 kills, just four shy of the UE single match record.  On the defensive side, she also got the job done as she averaged 12.7 digs in the Aces' three matches.

Another sophomore for Evansville has made her push up the Valley stat list over the last week.  Lawrence, Kan. native Meaghan Holmes notched 16 total blocks in the three matches last week to move up to seventh in the league.  Her top effort of the week came in the win over Indiana State as she tallied seven block assists and one solo block to help UE to the victory.

Hannah Wilson is making the most of her senior campaign at UE and has come on in a strong way over the last three matches.  Wilson has posted 35 digs and 35 kills over that span.  Her 35 kill tally is second behind only Ashley Ring.  Wilson's play has been pivotal to the Aces as her 14-kill performance against the Sycamores helped UE to a much needed victory.

The Cougars of SIUE enter play on Tuesday with a record of 4-6.  Two weeks ago, they played in the University of Akron’s tournament where they won one match and lost two before falling in a home match versus Northern Illinois on Friday.

SIUE is led by freshman Kristen Torre, who leads the Ohio Valley Conference in hitting.  Her .375 performance in 2012 is over 60 points better than second place Rachel Ambroch of Tennessee State.

This weekend, Evansville will take to the road for the first time in Valley play as they make their way to Wichita State on Friday prior to facing off against Missouri State on Saturday.  Friday’s match will begin at 7 p.m. while the match against the Bears will begin at 6 p.m. on Saturday. 

* Men's Golf Finishes Day One at BGSU

Newcomer Alex Turner shot a 145 in the opening two rounds as the University of Evansville men’s golf team stands in a tie for third place following the opening two rounds of the John Piper Intercollegiate on Monday.Turner opened the day with an even 72 before shooting a 1-over 73 in round two.  The freshman stands in a tie for fifth place entering Tuesday’s final round of 18.  Parker Hensley finished the day two strokes behind with a 147.  Hensley is tied for 8th place overall after carding a 1-under 71 in the opening round and a 76 later in the day.

Rock VoyVodig is tied for 17th following his 150 while Quinn Vilneff is a shot behind with a 151.  Rounding out the UE squad was Will Knights, who registered a 162.  Josiah Ashba posted a 155 shooting as an individual.

Evansville is within shouting distance of the lead as they stand six strokes behind leader Cleveland State.  The Vikings cruised to a 587 on Monday and are three strokes ahead of second-place Wright State.  The Aces (593) are tied for third with Oakland University while Ashland University rounds out the top five with a 594.

The top individual on the day was Wes Gates from Bowling Green.  He shot a tournament low 66 in round one before posting another strong round of 69.  His 135 is six shots ahead of Cody Nickson of Wright State.  Jonathon Riemer of Cleveland State and Mark Scott Jr. from Ashland are tied for third place with a 144 while Turner leads UE’s charge with a 145.

Tuesday’s final round is set to begin at 8:30 a.m.


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