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Wednesday, September 11, 2013

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* Dale Edwards to Give Crick Lecture Today at 4 PM

Dale Edwards, professor of biology and Biology Department Chair, will be giving a talk as part of the Crick Lecture Series, at 4 p.m., Wednesday, September 11 in Room 100, Koch Center. His topic will be "Are Science and Religion Compatible?"  This event is jointly sponsored by the Cognitive Science and Neuroscience programs.

Debates about the compatibility of science and religion are commonplace. Many people argue that science and religion are not in conflict mainly because they deal with different issues or because most religions are in accordance with reality as described by science. Others insist that religion and science are incompatible because they operate from fundamentally different methodologies and philosophical approaches.  This lecture will reflect on these disparate opinions and in the end conclude that there is little common ground between these apparent ways of knowing.

* I-House: Iraq

All members of the campus and local community are encouraged to attend the first I-House of the semester. I-House features a different international student each week sharing their story of life in their country. On September 11th, Jawad AlDhalemi and Noble Rassam will discuss what their life is like in Iraq. Join us as they provide a different perspective of the Iraqi War and help break down our own stereotypes. Attendees will learn about culture, lifestyle, food, and so much more. Bring your friends to enjoy the presentation this Wednesday at 7pm on the 2nd floor of Ridgway University Center in the Class of 1959 Gallery.

* Catholic Mass in Neu Chapel this Evening

Everyone is welcome for the celebration of Mass tonight in Neu Chapel at 9:30 pm. Father Steven Beatty, pastor of St. Kateri Tekakwitha Parish in Ridgeway, Illinois, will be the celebrant. He will be available to hear Confessions beginning at 9:00 p.m., and students will lead the praying of the Rosary at 9:00 p.m. as well. Contact Newman Center director Mike Roesch at mr201 with any questions.

* Today - Shane & Dee Dee Lawrence on WUEV 91.5 FM LIVE!

The Lawrences will be in the house at 4 p.m. TODAY - Wednesday, September 11 - to talk about the upcoming concert at the Victory Theatre on Saturday, September 14 at 7 pm. They will sit down with Jammin' Jon B. and give the tri-state the 411 on their performance with their famous bro, Phillip. Phillip Lawrence will be in concert at the Victory, with the Lawrences and the Browne Sisters as part of a fundraisre for the Mission of Grace, a ministry of Grace & Peace Lutheran Church at 200 S. Boeke in Evansville. For ticket information call the Ford Center Box Office or any Ticketmaster location. Or Call the church at (812) 476-8201. More more info on Phillip Lawrence and his new CD. "Letters I've Never Sent" go online to This broadcast can also be heard online at

* Japanese Club Callout Meeting on September 11!

Are you interested in Japanese language and culture? Do you want to meet other students on campus that share these interests? Then you should come by the Japanese Club call out meeting and see what we're all about!

The call out meeting will be on September 11 @ 6 p.m. in Hyde Hall 120.

If you have any questions or cannot make it to this meeting, please contact

Hope to see you there!


* Guest presentations by Dr. Yi-Fen Shih of National Yang-Ming University

The Physical Therapy Department has the pleasure of announcing two presentations by Dr. Yi-Fen Shih, associate professor and international coordinator for the Department of Physical Therapy and Assistive Technology of National Yang-Ming University, Taipei, Taiwan. Dr. Shih will be visiting UE along with two physical therapy students from September 9–16. Both presentations are free and open to the Evansville community.

The first presentation will be at 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 10 in Room 100, Graves Hall. Her presentation will be of her research and is titled “Investigation of neuromuscular performance in athletes with overuse injuries”.

The second presentation will be moderated by Professor of Health Services Administration Bill Stroube, followed by open discussion of the health care systems in Taiwan. This presentation will be at 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 11 in Room 170 (Smyth Lecture Hall) in the Schroeder Family School of Business Building.

Dr. Shih received her professional physical therapy education in Taiwan, and completed post-graduate research training at the University of Pittsburgh and the Imperial College in London, England. She is a board-certified physical therapist and a researcher specializing in the area of musculoskeletal physical therapy and sport science.


Upcoming Events

* Safety Forum with Evansville Police Department

As part of Safety and Security Week, the Evansville Police Department will present an open forum called "Keeping Yourself Safe On and Off Campus." The event will take place at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, September 12, in the Ridgway University Center, Eykamp Hall Room 252. All members of the campus community are welcome to come learn important security tips. 

* Sept. 16 – 20 – Innovation Week at UE

The Institute for Global Enterprise presents Innovation Week at the University of Evansville, taking place from Sept. 16-20. Given today’s intense interconnectedness, rapid pace of change and growing complexity of global challenges, innovation is essential for progress and success for our future graduates and our civic, public and private sectors. You are invited to participate in the Innovation Week events, which include the Institute for Global Enterprise Speaker Series event featuring John Kao, the weeklong Design Challenge, a presentation on 3-D Printing and Innovation, and a presentation by Social Innovator Tyler White on his organization, Fields of Dreams Uganda.

For details, please visit

* $1000 PRIZE - Innovation Week Design Challenge - Info Session this Friday!

Students are invited to participate in the Innovation Week Design Challenge to compete for a $1,000 team prize, which will be awarded by Accuride, the Design Challenge corporate sponsor. Join us for an informal info session and to form a team this Friday, September 13 at 4 pm in Room162., Schroeder Family School of Business Building.

Cross-disciplinary student teams of 3 to 6 members will spend a fun-filled week competing to develop a conceptual design that provides an innovative solution to Accuride’s challenge. Students will have access to advisors from the faculty, be instructed in the use of 3-D printing as an innovation tool, be called to action by a special guest speaker, nationally-known innovation strategist John Kao, gain insight during a mid-week informal feedback session with Accuride, and build a proof-of-concept model. Most important, the competition will enable the teams to increase their appreciation of cross-disciplinary innovative problem-solving techniques.

All Design Challenge conceptual designs will be evaluated on Friday, September 20, during a 10-minute student presentation and submittal of a proof-of-concept model to a panel of judges consisting of Accuride personnel and UE faculty/staff. The winning team of the Design Challenge will receive a $1,000 cash prize provided and presented by Accuride during a special reception that evening.

Part of Innovation Week, the Design Challenge is supported by the Institute for Global Enterprise and the Kern Entrepreneurship Education Network.

Full Calendar of Design Challenge Events:

Monday, Sept. 16
4-5:30 pm
Innovation Week Design Challenge Kickoff with Accuride
Smythe Lecture Hall (Room 170) - Schroeder Family School of Business Building

Tuesday, Sept. 17
3-3:30 pm
3-D Printing, Manufacturing and Innovation
Dr. John Layer
Room 100 - Koch Center

3:45-4:45 pm?
Electronic files needed for 3-D Printing
Dr. John Layer instruction for student teams participating in the Innovation Week Design Challenge

Wednesday, Sept. 18
4-6 pm
Accuride Mid-week Informal Feedback Session for Student Teams
Room 273, Schroeder Family School of Business Building (By appointment only)

Thursday, Sept. 19,
4 pm
Deadline for Design Challenge Student Teams to Submit 3-D Printing Requests
(Submit electronically to Dr. Layer)

Friday, Sept. 20
4-6 pm
Design Challenge Pitches and Judging
Smythe Lecture Hall (Room170) - Schroeder Family School of Business Building

6-7 pm
Design Challenge Award Presentation and Reception
Dunigan Lounge (Room 160) - McCurdy Wing of Schroeder Family School of Business Building

* Fields of Dreams' Co-Founder Tyler White, Social Innovator and UE Senior to Tell His Story, Sept. 20 at Free Luncheon

The campus community is invited to enjoy a free luncheon and presentation by UE senior, Tyler White. This event will take place in Eykamp 251, Ridgway University Center on September 20 from noon - 1:30 p.m. Please RSVP to ck116 by Sept 17.

Tyler White co-founded Fields of Dreams Uganda at the age of 19. Tyler will share his story of how he became a social innovator in creating a new organization and model that addresses social needs and is strengthening the civil society of Uganda. Fields of Dreams provides hope for the orphaned and vulnerable children of Uganda through the vehicles of soccer and education.

This is a SSB Passport approved event sponsored by the Institute for Global Enterprise and is part of Innovation Week.

* Review Course for FE Exam: Register by Sept. 25

This fall, the University of Evansville’s College of Engineering and Computer Science will offer a review course for students and community members preparing to take the 2014 Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam.

The eight-hour FE exam, which will be offered at computer testing centers nationwide beginning in January, 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 University of Evansville faculty members and offered only once a year. Classes will take place on Thursday nights from 6:30-9 p.m. in UE’s Koch Center for Engineering and Science.

This year, classes will be divided based on specific majors: civil engineering (classes run September 26-January 23), electrical and computer engineering (classes run October 31-November 21), and mechanical engineering and other disciplines (September 26-December 5). 

The deadline to register for the review course is September 25. For more information or to register, please contact the College of Engineering and Computer Science at 812-488-2651.

* Lunch and Learn: Habitat 101

Learn about the History of Habitat for Humanity, how they work today and the needs for the future to help end homelessness and poverty at Lunch and Learn: Habitat 101. This session will be presented by Jo Beth Bootz of Habitat for Humanity of Evansville, on Monday, September16 from noon to 1 pm in Eykamp 253, Ridgway University Center. Attendees are encouraged to bring a lunch.

* UE Purple T-Shirt Exchange

The UE Purple T-Shirt Exchange is set for Friday, September 13 from noon-1 p.m. in Ridgway University Center! The first 50 students and 25 faculty and staff to bring a shirt from a different university or college will get a free UE t-shirt.

* International Karaoke and Talent Night

There will be a Karaoke night on September 13 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. in Eykamp Hall, Ridgway University Center. There will be lots of music, games and food such as popcorn, lemonade and chips provided by the International Club.


* John Kao Will Be Next Institute Speaker Series Guest on Tuesday, September 17.

John Kao will be the next Institute Speaker Series guest on Tuesday, September 17.

Kao has been called “Mr. Creativity” and “a serial innovator” by The Economist and is a leading authority on innovation, organization transformation, and emerging technologies. He will address Global Competitive Innovation for Organizations, Nations, and Individuals. Kao received his MBA from Harvard and his MD from Yale. He is also a Tony-winning producer of film and stage, and spent the summer of 1969 playing keyboards for Frank Zappa.

Kao will appear at the Scottish Rite Cathedral in Indianapolis at noon (ET) for a luncheon presentation, and then travel to Evansville for a 7:00 p.m. event at the Victory Theatre. Visit for ticket information for the Indianapolis luncheon. The evening presentation at the Victory is free and open to the public. For preferred seating in Evansville, RSVP to

Prior to the Kao lecture in Evansville, the UE community is invited to join Dishcrawl for an innovative menu at Babel Restaurant on Main Street starting at 4 p.m. and leading up to the 7 p.m. lecture. Babel will feature an innovative dish and provide a wonderful networking environment for inspired and like-minded individuals. The cost is $5.00, and the group will be limited to the first 40 who register at

A free bus ride will be available for UE students between campus and the Victory. To accommodate students attending the dishcrawl event, there will be a bus leaving UE at 5:15 p.m. in addition to the bus leaving at 6:15. The bus to return to campus will depart the Victory following the conclusion of the presentation. For more information, contact Cindy at ck116 or visit The Institute Speaker Series is sponsored by the Institute for Global Enterprise.

* Orr Fellowship Information Session

Orr Fellowship representatives will be conducting an information session on Thursday, September 12, from 12:15 - 1:15 p.m., in Room 272, Schroeder Family School of Business Building. To learn more, please go to the Orr Fellowship web page.


Info You Should Know

* Leigh A. Perry Hired as Development Officer

Leigh A. Perry has been named the University of Evansville's new development officer, effective Monday, September 9. She began her fundraising career as associate director of development at Murray State University and has also worked in development at the University of Kentucky, where she served as a regional gift officer in Central Development and director of development for the College of Engineering. Leigh holds a BBA in Marketing Management from the University of Texas at San Antonio and MEd in Human Resource Development from Peabody College at Vanderbilt University. 

Please welcome Leigh to the UE community!

* Student Development Fund Chair Needed

The Student Development Fund Committee is a student committee responsible for distributing funds from the Student Development Fund to registered student organizations. The chair of the Student Development Fund Committee shall have the duty of upholding the SGA Financial Bylaws and working closely with the University of Evansville Office of Accounting and Audit. The position includes a small salary. Contact Patrick Hayden at if you are interested.

* Need Soccer Officials!

The Intramural department is in need of more experienced soccer officials. Please contact Seth Woodason ( if you are interested.

* Discover IMPACT: Leadership Certificate

Interested in developing your leadership skills? Consider the Discover IMPACT: Leadership Certificate! The Leadership Certificate is a multi-semester structured program designed to provide students with a customized experience to help develop leadership skills in a way that integrates leadership education, reflection, and experience. The Certificate Program is grounded in the Student Leadership Challenge and its core belief that leadership is everyone’s business. To this end, The Leadership Certificate program is a skills-based model of leadership development. To learn more visit our website and sign up today! For more information contact Cara Fabrocini, assistant director of Student Engagement, at or x2058.

* Habitat for Humanity Partnership- Volunteers Needed

This semester, the Center for Student Engagement has developed a Social Responsibility Certificate. Through the certificate, students will learn about issues related to Homelessness and Poverty and will work with Habitat for Humanity of Evansville to build a home for a local family. Guest speakers will present in Eykamp Hall on Mondays from noon-1pm starting September 9th with an introduction to the program. On Wednesdays from Sept. 18-Oct. 23rd, volunteers are needed in addition to those participating in the Certificate program, to help on the build site. If you are interested in knowing more about the Discover IMPACT: Social Responsibility Certificate program, or if you would like to know how you can volunteer on site for the House Build, contact Geoff Edwards, Director of the Center for Student Engagement at or by calling 812-488-1102. The Certificate website is at:

* Office Staff Association Membership Drive

Now is the time to join OSA, an organization for the support staff at the University of Evansville . Membership dues are only $8.00! All proceeds from membership go to the OSA scholarship fund for UE students. Please send your paid dues to Gloria Spencer in HR. Come join in the fun with your colleagues! The first meeting is set for Thursday, September 19

* Call For Entries

The UE Art Department would like to invite students, staff, faculty and their family to submit their original photography for our Annual UE Community Photo Show taking place in The Krannert Gallery from September 18 to October 25. Please bring up to 4 photographs to the Art Department office between 9 am and 3 pm by Friday September 13. The photographs must be no larger than 15 inches in any direction including the frame, appropriately framed and ready to hang. We would like to display as many photographs as possible but may need to edit if we have more entries than space available. Please contact Gallery Director Kirsten Skiles with any questions at or via the Art Department at 812-488-2043.

* Admission Website 'Aces Place' Is Closing

On Friday, September 13, the Admissions website "Aces Place" will be closing. Freshman, be sure to save any content or photos from the site before that date, as you will not be able to access it as soon as it is closed. After September 13, you will no longer be able to access your profile. If you have any questions, please contact Aces Place at



* Derek Jones to Join Board of IACAP

Derek Jones, Director of Cognitive Science and Assistant Professor of Philosophy, will join the executive board of the International Association for Computing and Philosophy this month as the organization's Membership and Promotions Coordinator. Dr. Jones was awarded the 2010 joint IACAP/Carnegie Mellon Goldberg Award for Outstanding Research in Computing and Philosophy by a Graduate Student for his work on animat modeling.

* Beavers Joins Dissertation Review Committee

Anthony F. Beavers, Chair of the Department of Philosophy and Religion, recently joined a group of dissertation reviewers to examine Steven McKinley's Ph.D. Thesis, "The Philosophy of Information: Ethical, Ontological and Epistemic Perspectives," submitted at Charles Sturt University in Australia. Beavers, who is, as of this month, the former president of the U.K. based International Association for Computing and Philosophy, is a frequent journal reviewer for the philosophy of information and publications reviewer for Cambridge, Oxford, MIT and other related University Presses.

* New Publications by Tzurei Chen

Assistant professor of physical therapy Tzurei Chen has two recent publications. Her manuscript titled “Altered center of mass control during sit-to-walk in elderly adults with and without history of falling“ has been accepted for publication in Gait and Posture. The other article titled “Sagittal plane center of mass movement strategy and joint kinetics during sit-to-walk in elderly fallers” is in press with Clinical Biomechanics.



* Aces Grab Hard-Fought 3-0 Win At Murray State

Junior Ashley Ring tallied 16 kills to go along with a career-best 24 digs to lead the University of Evansville volleyball team to a 3-0 win at Murray State on Tuesday evening.

In an extremely competitive match throughout the night, two sets went to extra points while neither team let the other get too far ahead on the scoresheet.  Evansville’s (3-4) success came with an efficient offensive attack that hit .272 for the night while holding Murray State (4-3) to .167.  Rachel TenHoor finished with 12 kills and Meaghan Holmes posted 10 kills.  The duo hit .385 and .391 for the match, respectively.

“Mental toughness – that is what our girls showed tonight,” UE head coach Manolo Concepcion said.  “They stayed patient throughout long rallies against a solid defensive team.  There was offensive balance and we took care of the small things in pressure situations.”

Game one was a back-and-forth thriller before one of the heroes of the season-opener made her presence known when it counted the most.  Murray State had the upper hand early on, jumping out to a 5-2 lead as Alyssa Lelm had a pair of kills.  Three points would be the largest lead either team would enjoy in the set as Evansville rallied to take a 15-12 lead. 

The Racers came back to knot the score at 15-15 and the squads managed to tie each point from there until 22-22 before a pair of MSU errors put UE on the cusp of a win.  Lelm struck again, though, as she helped the Racers post the next three points to go up 25-24.  Both teams continued to fight to a 26-26 score before Rachel TenHoor took over.  After scoring 13 kills in the opener, TenHoor posted five in the opening set.  None were more important than her last two as Jenn Murphy found her for back-to-back scores to give the Aces a 28-26 victory.

Another close one ensued in the next frame as the Racers once again came out hot, going up 7-3.  Emily Schmahl led the offense for MSU before Evansville made its run.  Down 14-10, UE scored five out of six points to tie it up at 15-15.  Ashley Ring had a pair of kills in the run as the Aces looked to take control.

Murray State had the answer once again, posting three in a row, but the Aces answered the call with three of their own, including a Ring service ace.  With the set tied up at 21-21, TenHoor converted for the point forcing MSU to take a time out.  That turned out to be one of the deciding points as the Aces took advantage of three Racer errors to cap off a 25-21 win.

With a pair of barnburners to begin the night, game three proved to be no different.  The Racers scooted out to a 2-0 lead, but with the score tied up at 4-4, the teams battled to tie each point up to 12-12.  At that point, Taylor Olden notched a pair of kills to lead MSU on a 4-0 stretch.  Their lead would grow to as many as five points at 19-14 before the Aces tallied three in a row as TenHoor took the helm of the offensive attack.

Evansville kept the heat on, eventually tying the set up at 23-23 on an MSU error.  The score would continue to be tied up to 26-26 before the Aces found their late-game magic once again, forcing a pair of Racer errors to seal the match with a 28-26 win. 

Fans will get their first look at the 2013 squad on Friday evening when UE plays host to SIU Edwardsville beginning at 7:30 p.m. at the Carson Center.  Saturday will see the Aces square off against Memphis (12:30 p.m.) and Valparaiso (6 p.m.).

“We look forward to use this weekend as a continuation of our consistency in the things that we do right and improvement in other specific areas,” Concepcion added.


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