University of Evansville

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Friday, September 21, 2012

* UE to Recognize International Day of Peace Today at Noon

The University of Evansville will observe International Day of Peace by hosting a brief ritual today at noon. The observance will take place at the Clifford Circle located at the center of the Sesquicentennial Oval in front of Olmsted Administration Hall. The bells which normally ring out from the Olmsted tower will be silent throughout the day on Friday. A Peace Bell will sound during the noontime ritual simulating the bell ringing at the national level. The community is invited to attend.

The United Nations General Assembly has declared September 21st to be the International Day of Peace; it is to be observed as a day of global ceasefire and non-violence. The United Nations has invited all Member States, organizations of the United Nations system, regional and non-governmental organizations and individuals to commemorate the Day in an appropriate manner, including through education and public awareness, and to cooperate with the United Nations in establishing a global ceasefire. To inaugurate the day, the "Peace Bell" is rung at UN Headquarters in New York City. The bell is cast from coins donated by children from all continents (except Africa), and was a gift from the United Nations Association of Japan, as "a reminder of the human cost of war"; the inscription on its side reads, "Long live absolute world peace."

* Be an EARLY BIRD with Your United Way Pledge!

UE’s United Way campaign will begin Monday, Sept.24, and run through Friday, Sept. 28. Be sure to turn in your pledge card by 5:00 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 24, and you will be eligible to win an Early Bird prize of 4 tickets to the St. Louis Cardinals vs. Cincinnati Reds game on Oct. 3!

Please read the information in your packet and if you have any questions, feel free to contact Office of Human Resources at 2943. Take a minute to view Dr. Kazee’s special United Way podcast, and then be sure to Partner Up and give to the United Way campaign!

* President Tom Kazee to Appear on Statewide TV

President Kazee will be a special guest on Inside INdiana Business in broadcasts that will air throughout the state beginning Friday and running through Sunday. He will be interviewed by program host Gerry Dick, one of the co-founders of this powerful source for Indiana business news. This is a link to the stations and times for the weekly broadcast:

The president will talk about The Big Freeze tuition and career initiatives, as well as other timely topics related to the University of Evansville. Inside INdiana Business which is headquartered in Indianapolis, delivers daily content that can be watched, heard, and read beyond the borders of Indiana – extending into Michigan, Illinois (including Chicagoland), Ohio, Kentucky, and markets around the globe. For those who miss the broadcast or cannot access it, it will be available for viewing on this website after it airs:

Please share this information with anyone interested in the great things happening at UE.


What's Happening Today

* Planning Workshop for Faculty Proposing Summer 2013 Harlaxton Courses

Faculty hoping to propose a course in the five-week summer session in 2013 at Harlaxton College are invited to attend an informal workshop on Friday, September 21 from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. as schedules permit in Room 68 of the Schroeder Family School of Business Administration Building.  We will review policies and procedures for proposing courses, offer tips on recruitment, and explain the timeline for the development of the summer session.

For faculty who cannot attend, handouts will be available upon request immediately after the session by contacting Earl Kirk at

* 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.


Upcoming Events

* Harlaxton Summer Writing Program

nterested in studying creative writing at Harlaxton next summer?  If so, please come to the Department of Creative Writing's information session this Monday, September 24 from 4:00-4:30 p.m. in Room 250, Schroeder Family School of Business Administration Building.

We'll talk a little about this year's visiting writers, editors, graduate program directors, and publishers; and we'll also discuss the places we plan to attend (London, Stratford-upon-Avon, York, Lincoln, more).  We have the best lineup of faculty and guests we've ever had, and it's going to be an amazing five weeks.

And graduating seniors—you're invited as well.  In fact, you can get graduate credit that will transfer to whatever grad school you're attending.


* Sunday in Neu Chapel: The Catholic Mass Explained

This Sunday's1:00 p.m. Mass in Neu Chapel will be an explanatory Mass - a great chance for Catholics as well as non-Catholics to learn more about the symbols and meaning behind the Catholic liturgy. Father Tony Ernst will be the celebrant, and he will be joined by Deacon Christopher Droste, a former Newman Center intern. They will pause throughout the Mass to give the "why" behind all the prayers, postures, and ritual. Everyone is welcome!

* College of Engineering and Computer Science Kegger

Engineering students are invited to attend this year's Engineering Kegger, which will be held on Tuesday, September 25 on the Hale Basketball Courts from 5-8 p.m. Come out and enjoy FREE food and socialize with your classmates and professors. All you need to do is RSVP with your name to or stop by KC266, KC268, or KC250. See you there!

* 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. 

* Mission Guatemala Founder and UE Alum to Speak at Humanities Night

Tom Heaton, 1982 UE graduate and founder of Mission Guatemala, will be one of five panelists participating in the Religion section of Humanities Night on Wednesday, September 26, 6:00 p.m. in Ridgway University Center.  All UE students are invited to attend - even those who are not religion majors, but simply want to learn how to make a difference in the world.

Since 2000, Heaton has had a strong connection with the country of Guatemala and has worked to make a difference in the lives of the Guatemalan people. For several years, he helped the working poor of Guatemala through the sales of fair trade crafts through a nonprofit he formed called Mayan Traditions.  Profits from the sales of the crafts were returned to Guatemala to help orphanages and children’s related ministries.  In the fall of 2008, Bishop Michael Coyner appointed Tom to do work with the poor of Guatemala.

In the spring of 2009, Heaton formed Mission Guatemala, a United Methodist related ministry that operates a clinic and a preschool feeding program in San Andrés Semetabaj, Guatemala.  Mission Guatemala is currently trying to discern new projects it can start in the San Andrés area to help improve the quality of life for the indigenous people of Guatemala.  Guatemala is one of the poorest countries in the western hemisphere ranking fourth in the world for child malnutrition.

Prior to being called into ordained ministry, Heaton served as an advertising officer for a local bank.  He received his Masters of Divinity degree from Christian Theological Seminary in Indianapolis.

For more information please contact Tamara Gieselman,, or James Ware,



* Seeger Is Guest Speaker for Communication Scholars Lecture Series

The Department of Communication will host a guest speaker as part of their Communication Scholars Lecture Series. Dr. Matthew Seeger, a UE communication graduate, will speak on Tuesday, September 25, at 7:00 p.m. in Eykamp 253/254/255, Ridgway University Center. Dr. Seeger’s lecture is titled “The Consequences of Crisis: From Ruin to Renewal.”

His speech will focus on how local events such as the Ohio River flood of 1937 and Purple Aces plane crash of 1977 have changed Evansville and the residents who experienced them.

Dr. Seeger is currently the Dean of the College of Fine, Performing, and Communication Arts at Wayne State University. His research includes crisis and risk communication, health promotion, crisis response and agency coordination, the role of the media, and post-crisis renewal. He has worked with the Centers for Disease Control, the National Center for Food Protection and Defense, and the International Crisis Communication Group. He has authored or co-authored seven books on crisis communication and has had articles published in numerous journals.

His lecture is free and open to the public.



Info You Should Know

* Attention UE Cardholders

The September Pcard Cycle began on August 22 and ended on September 21.  Pcards statements must  be reconciled and printed from SDG2 as of September 23 and submitted along with your receipts in a Pcard Envelope.  GL will upload on September 28.

* Looking for Student Representative for Parking Citation Appeals Board

The Student Government President is looking for two student representatives for the Parking Citation Appeals Board. The board serves as a second level of appeal for individuals believing they have been unjustly ticketed or classified as a “habitual parking offender”. The composition of the board includes a commuter student and a resident student. The board typically meets two to three times a semester and meetings usually last less than an hour. Please email Patrick Hayden at if you are interested in serving."


* New Contact for Sodexo Catering

Todd Megar left the Sodexo UE staff in July to accept a position at the Children's Museum of Indianapolis. Lindsey Mitchell has been named Interim Catering Director for Sodexo and can be reached at or by phone at 812-488-2065. Todd Megar left the Sodexo UE staff in July to accept a position at the Children's Museum of Indianapolis. Please note that is no longer an active email account and any correspondence sent there should be redirected to the catering address.

* Wanted: Gently Used Books for United Way Used Book Sale

Marked boxes have been placed around campus for collection of donated used books for the United Way Used Book Sale. Collection boxes may be found in the following locations:
• Human Resources and the President’s Office - Olmsted Hall 118 & 201
• Music Department – Krannert 133
• Multimedia Center - Graves Hall 243
• Biology Department Office – Koch 231
• Igleheart Building
• Theatre Department Office - Hyde Hall 106
• SOBA Lobby & Study Abroad - SB 260 & Lobby
• Library
• Career Services - University Center 234
• University Relations - Sampson Hall
• Athletics Office

Plan to attend the Used Book Sale on Oct. 17 and 18 in Eykamp 252 in Ridgway University Center to find a variety of reading material.

* WUEV Survey!

WUEV is looking for input with regards to increasing listenership. Please take 5 minutes to complete the WUEV survey. Let us know what you think and what we can do to improve our radio station.


* UE PRIDE Looking for Coming Out Stories

UE PRI.DE is looking for coming out stories for the 2012 Coming Out Panel on October 1. If you are interested in being a part of this panel, please email your stories concerning LGBT issues to

* 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.

* 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  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. 



* MVC Road Trip on Tap for Volleyball

The University of Evansville volleyball team will put its two-match win streak on the line as they take to the road for the first time in Missouri Valley Conference play this weekend.The Aces open up at Wichita State on Friday at 7 p.m. before facing Missouri State at 6 p.m. Saturday.

Evansville is coming off of its top performance of the season on Tuesday at SIU Edwardsville.  The Aces earned a road sweep over the Cougars while improving to 5-9 on the season.

Freshman Stephanie Cerino led the way with a career-high 11 kills while hitting an efficient .429 on the night.  Ashley Ring and Lauren Seyller each tallied nine.  Ring is the MVC leader in kills, averaging 3.86 per match.  She tallied a career-high of 28 last week versus Belmont.

Wichita State is 7-4 overall and split its opening Valley matches last weekend.  After topping Drake on Friday, the Shockers fell by a 3-1 final to Creighton on Saturday.  They are led by Chelsey Feekin, who is second in the MVC in hitting.  Her .455 total for the season is just .06 behind leader Alysia Mayes of Southern Illinois

Missouri State enters play this weekend with a 6-7 mark and also went 1-1 to open league play.  The Bears sit at or near the top in several MVC categories, including an average of 17.48 digs per set, tops in the league.  They are also second in kills/set with 14.04 and second in assists with 13.21.  Southern Illinois leads in both categories.

The Aces have struggled against the opponents they face this weekend.  Evansville has defeated Wichita State just once since the 2002 campaign with the victory coming last season.  Missouri State has topped UE the last seven times they have squared off.  The last win for the Aces against the Bears came in the 2008 season.


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