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Thursday, October 24, 2013

* Holiday Season Hours

The University of Evansville will be closed during the holidays to allow our employees to enjoy this special time with their families. The following November-December-January holiday schedule will be observed:

Wednesday, November 27 – close at noon
Thursday, November 28
Friday, November 29

Christmas/New Year’s
Monday, December 23, 2013 through Wednesday, January 1, 2014, returning on Thursday, January 2, 2014



What's Happening Today

* Photographer on Campus

The Office of Admission will have a photographer on campus for a photo shoot Wednesday, October 23, through Friday, October 25. UE students and faculty have always been very cooperative and accommodating during previous shoots. As a result, many great photos have been taken for UE publications. Kim McDonald will try to notify faculty in advance if photos will be taken in a particular class; however, weather often can force the shoot inside, and it is possible that last minute requests will be made. If faculty members know that they will be giving a test or do not wish to be bothered on any of these days, please inform Kim McDonald at ext. 2683 and the classroom will be avoided.

* SGA Meeting Tonight!

The Student Government Association will be having a meeting tonight, October 24, at 5:00 p.m. in Room 170 (Smythe Lecture Hall), Schroeder Family School of Business Building. Organizations should remember to send a representative. Meetings are open to all of campus.


Upcoming Events

* Yearbook Picture Day Today in Ridgway!

Freshmen, sophomores, juniors, non-graduating seniors and graduate students and Intensive English student — stop and have your picture taken for the 2014 LinC. It's free, it's fast, it's pain free and it's TODAY from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Ridgway University Center lobby.

* Student Homecoming Events

Next week is Homecoming. This year's student theme for Homecoming is UE TV. Throughout the week, the Homecoming events will be themed with pop culture TV show titles. To participate in Homecoming competitions, please submit a team by filling out the registration form 

Monday, Oct. 28:
Are you Smarter than a Purple Ace -  Eykamp Hall, Ridgway University Center at 7:00 p.m.

Tuesday, Oct. 29:
So You Think You Can Dance Crew - Eykamp Hall, Ridgway University Center at 7:00 p.m.

Wednesday, Oct. 30:
WIPEOUT -  Intramural Fields at 7:00 p.m.

Thursday, Oct. 31:
SAB Movie Night and Costume Contest - Eykamp Hall, Ridgway University Center at 9:30 p.m.

Friday, Nov. 1:
IM Football Tailgate Party -  Intramural Fields at 7:00 p.m.

Saturday, Nov. 2:
UE FanFest, chili cook-off, Dance Crew Finals, Booth contest - next to Ford Center from 1- 4:00 p.m.
Women's Basketball vs. University of Southern Indiana, 12:00 p.m.
Men's Basketball vs. University of IL-Springfield, 4:00 p.m.

* FREE Tango Lesson on Campus

FREE Tango lessons offered by María Sol Velásquez. Ms. Velásquez was born in Cervantes, a small city in Patagonia, Argentina. She studied Teaching English at the Universidad del Comahue, and she completed two years of Fine Arts at IUPA. She was a teacher at the elementary and secondary levels in Argentina without ever setting aside her passion, Tango, a dance she practices since 2007. She is currently an FLTA at the University of Evansville, where she teaches Spanish.

The lesson will be offered Friday, October 25 from 6:00 pm until 7:30 pm in the Aerobics Room in the Fitness Center. Class is limited to 20 students. Please RSVP at ext. 2413.

* APA Workshop: Thursday at the Writing Center

Do you have an APA paper coming up? Come to the Writing Center this Thursday at 5 p.m. for expert help with citations, running heads, references and all things APA. Snacks will be served along with knowledge. See you there!

* Commencement Central for Winter Grads is Thursday, October 24

If you plan to graduate this December, you need to stop by Commencement Central, Thursday, October 24, between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. outside of the University Bookstore. It's your one stop shopping for graduation needs: check in with the registrar, order cap, gown and announcements from the bookstore, learn about services available to you through Alumni and Career Development.

* Safe Zone Training

UE PRIDE is hosting Safe Zone training for all students, faculty, and staff on Sunday, November 3 from 2-5 pm in Room  173, Schroeder Family School of Business Building. Safe Zone training teaches participants about issues in the LGBTA community and how you can help tackle some of those issues by encouraging trainees to take action in their daily lives. There will be refreshments. The training is free to attend, but you must register by emailing by November 1. Space is limited, so reserve your spot now!

* The People Speak - Tonight

The History Department of the University of Evansville invites students, faculty, and the community to The People Speak, an engaging look at American history through personal narratives and music performed by countless stars of stage and screen. The event honors the life and work of Howard Zinn who helped reinvigorate the study of American history from below. The event is October 28 at 6:30 p.m. in Room 162, Schroeder Family School of Business Building.  After the viewing, a discsussion will follow with Reverend Gerald Arnold (NAACP), Dr. Gary May (Veterans for Peace), Dr. Amie McKibban (USI), and Gary Fritz (Jobs with Justice). Copies of the DVD and Howard Zinn's A People's History will be given as door prizes.

* Zombie Bash

All Students are invited to come RSA's annual Halloween Bash on Saturday, October 26 from 9 pm-12 am. Costumes are optional but there will be prizes! You can request songs in advance by scanning the QR code located on the Zombie Bash Posters! We hope to see you for some food and undead fun!

* Josten Ring Day - Thursday, October 24

The Jostens ring representative will be on campus on Thursday, October 24 as part of Commencement Central. You do NOT have to be graduate to browse ring designs and check out their offerings. Jostens will be set up just outside the UE Bookstore from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. that day. There is no obligation to purchase, but there may some special promotions during the day.


Info You Should Know

* Pcard Reconciliation

The October Pcard cycle ended on Monday, October 21. Cardholders may complete reconciliation in SDG2 and schedule and print the October cycle report on Wednesday morning, October 23. Cardholders will no longer be able to reconcile October cycle transactions as of Monday, October 28, when SDG2 is locked and the GL is uploaded.

* Textbook Adoptions Due

This is a reminder to all academic departments and professor that adoptions for Intersession and Spring 2014 should be submitted to the UE Bookstore as soon as possible. If you have any questions please contact the Bookstore at x2032.

* Ace CARE – Community Action through Rehabilitation and Education

After a year of planning, Ace CARE has officially begun on the University of Evansville campus. Ace CARE is a pro-bono physical therapy clinic run by Doctor of Physical Therapy students. Previously established at ECHO Community Health Care, Ace CARE provides exceptional physical therapy services to uninsured and underinsured patients of the Tri-state. While ECHO is no longer able to accommodate physical therapy services at their downtown facility, they have continued their partnership with UE by providing physician referrals to the on-campus facility. 

Ace CARE is a collaborative effort among first, second, and third year DPT students who work as a treatment team to establish a diagnosis and appropriate plan of care for each patient. Students also have the opportunity to seek guidance from a volunteer, licensed physical therapist who oversees the daily operations. Ace CARE provides a unique opportunity for DPT students to expand their cultural awareness and professional skills while providing critical assistance to a vulnerable population.  Ace CARE also helps to further develop interpersonal relationships between students and local physical therapy providers. 

Ace CARE is currently operating out of Graves Hall, room 104 from 3:30-5:30 p.m. on Tuesdays. Students are able to accommodate four patients during this time. Each patient undergoes an initial evaluation and is then scheduled for follow-up appointments as necessary. After each visit, patients are provided with a new home exercise program to further enhance their progress.

The need for physical therapy services is extremely evident, as Ace CARE has a waiting list of eighteen patients. In the future, Ace CARE hopes to expand its services to two days a week in an attempt to accommodate a higher volume of patients. With the help of faculty, students, local physical therapists, and ECHO Community Health Care, Ace CARE aims to provide quality pro bono physical therapy services to as many patients as possible within the Tri-state area.

* Notice to UE Community Artists and Crafters

Exciting news! Attention UE community artists and crafters; This year the Department of Art is planning a Handcrafted Wreath Exhibition to run in conjunction with the Annual UE Art and Craft Christmas Sale. Both events will be held in the Melvin Peterson Gallery, on the corner of Lincoln and Weinbach Avenues. Participation is open to both the UE community and all area artists and crafters. Please invite your creative family and friends to participate.

The Wreath Exhibition, will open on December 2 and run through December 13. All categories of art are eligible. A wreath is defined as a circular band of flowers, foliage or any decorative work created for decorative, celebratory or memorial purposes. Your handcrafted wreath only needs to be circular. It does not need to be holiday themed. It could be painted, hammered, or glued, large or small, traditional or non-traditional. You may offer your wreath for sale, but are not required to do so. We are looking forward to seeing a variety of creative responses to the Wreath theme!

Entries for the Wreath Exhibition will be accepted on Thursday and Friday, November 21stand 22nd in either the Peterson Gallery during normal hours of 12:00 PM to 6PM on Thursday and 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM on Friday or in the Art Office, Krannert Hall of Fine Arts, Room 212, from 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM.

The Annual Art and Craft Sale will take place in the Melvin Peterson Gallery on Thursday December 5 from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. You do not need to be present in order to sell your work. All artists and crafters wanting to participate can deliver their items for sale to the Peterson Gallery during the regularly scheduled hours of 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 4.

Again, anyone in the UE community who creates art & crafts is invited to participate in these events. This includes spouses, children, relatives and friends.

Members of the UE Friends of Art and other volunteers will be manning the sale so it is not necessary for sale participants to stay in the Peterson Gallery with their work.

To enter work in the Christmas Exhibition, to register as a participant for the Art and Craft Sale or for more information, please stop the Department of Art Office or phone at 488-2043. (A sample of work may be requested prior to inclusion as a participant in either event.)



* Exclusive Halloween Showings of UE Alums' Film DAYLIGHT

Daylight, a feature length thriller/horror film made by UE alums David McCracken and Josh Riedford, recently had its world premiere in London in August. The film features local talent and was shot almost exclusively in Evansville and the surrounding area, including several scenes at UE. Come enjoy this very unique horror film in honor of Halloween and support the local arts in Evansville! Showtimes are Sunday, October 27 at 2:15 pm and Monday through Thursday, October 28-31, at 7:30 pm at Showplace Cinemas East. (Please note - there is a cost of admission that is determined by Showplace Cinemas)

* Mohammad K. Azarian Speaks at Washington University

Mohammad K. Azarian, professor of mathematics, presented a paper entitled, “Euler’s Number Via Difference Equations” at the American Mathematical Society meeting at Washington University in St. Louis.  This paper is published in the International Journal of Contemporary Mathematical Sciences.  Also, Professor Azarian published a problem in the current issue of the Fibonacci Quarterly. This problem is an infinite series where the terms are the reciprocals of the product of Fibonacci numbers, and the series converges to half of the square of the conjugate of the famous golden ratio.

* UE Students Win the Innovative Design Competition

A UE inter-disciplinary team of five students brought home first place honors in the Lawrence Technological University (LTU) “Innovation Encounter” competition held on October 18-19 in Southfield, Michigan. The UE team included students from engineering, business and physical therapy.

This is the second year in a row that UE multi-disciplinary students have brought home first place in this contest

Students on the UE team included Vaughn Ahlf (Mechanical Engineering), Jawad AlDhalemi (Computer Engineering), Laura Best (Mechanical Engineering), Andrey Biryuchinskiy (Finance and Economics), and Annie Wooten (Physical Therapy). The UE team was coached by Dr. Immanuel Selvaraj, Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering from the College of Engineering and Computer Science.

In this competition, teams were challenged with creating a business level solution for a real-world client (Reverie) problem statement in a two day event. The event engaged students from eight universities in both competition and the appreciation of the skills learned during their academic careers. The competition included educational components, networking opportunities, and valuable feedback. The LTU “Innovation Encounter” provided students the opportunity to work on a real-world problem that required teamwork, business planning, critical thinking, and innovation.

The eight universities that competed in this competition are Gonzaga University, Ohio Northern University, Lawrence Technological University, Villanova University, Saint Louis University, Kettering University, Widener University and University of Evansville.



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