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Tuesday, December 3, 2013

* Christmas on Campus

Faculty/Staff Appreciation Night
Prior to Vespers
Thursday, December 5 – 4:00 - 7:30 p.m.,
UE Bookstore
With ID, 20 percent discount regular priced items. Additional 5 percent off clearance items. Great gift ideas for stocking stuffers. Door prizes!

A Campus Christmas:
Candlelight Vespers
Thursday, December 5 – 7:30 p.m.,
Neu Chapel
Get in the holiday spirit with Christmas carols!

Purple Friday Holiday Party
Friday, December 6 – 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.,
Ridgway University Center
Have your picture made with Purple Santa, decorate an ornament or stocking, and enjoy refreshments.

Holiday Extravaganza
Friday, December 6 – 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.,
Schroeder School of Business Building, Koch Center for Engineering and Science, and Sesquicentennial Oval
Get your picture taken and put on an ornament, ride a trackless train around the Sesquicentennial Oval, enjoy hot chocolate, and more!

Holiday Pops Concert
Tuesday, December 10 – 7:30 p.m.,
Victory Theatre in downtown Evansville
Bring your family and friends for the Department of Music’s annual gift to the community. Holiday Pops features familiar favorites to enhance the spirit of the season. Free and open to the community.

Holiday break begins
Monday, December 23


What's Happening Today

* Strategic Program Prioritization Author Training Schedule

Strategic Program Prioritization Author Training will be held the following dates/times in Hyde Hall 126. 

Tuesday, December 3
8-9 a.m. - Administrative training
4-5 p.m. - Academic training

Wednesday, December 4
8 to 9 a.m. - Academic training
4 to 5 p.m. Administrative training

Thursday, December 5
8 to 9 a.m. - Administrative traning
4 to 5 p.m. - Academic training

Friday, December 6
8 to 9 a.m. - Academic training
4 to 5 p.m. - Administrative training

For more information on the Strategic Program Prioritization process go here on AceLink:

* UEMTA Corn Bag Sales

Still Christmas shopping? Stop by Ridgway University Center to pick up a corn bag for your family and friends. The bags are reusable and can be heated in the microwave or frozen. They are great for bruises, aches and pains, or just a warm car seat, and there are three different sizes available. UEMTA will be selling these on Tuesday and Wednesday, December 3 & 4, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. and 5-7 p.m. Prices are as follows: small bag--$5, small bag with embroidery--$8, large bag--$10, large bag with embroidery--$13, neck roll--$10, three small bags--$12, three small bags with embroidery--$18.


Upcoming Events

* Acettes Holiday Dance Clinic

The Acettes Holiday Dance Clinic  is set for Friday, December 20 in the Small Gym in Carson Center. Registration will be from 5:30 to 6:00 p.m. and the clinic from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

On Saturday, December 21. the Acettes will perform at halftime of the men’s basketball game (University of Evansville Purple Aces vs. Butler Bulldogs) Game time is 2:05 pm at the Ford Center

Please RSVP to Coach Arata by December 16 as space is limited!

Registration fee of $30 includes dance clinic fee, child's ticket to men's Aces basketball game on December 21 vs. Butler, pizza party, and t-shirt. Kids of all ages welcome!

RSVP and direct questions to Coach Arata at or 812-488-1145.

More information and registration forms at

* International Opportunities for Students of all Majors

The Institute for Global Enterprise will hold an information session on Friday, December 6 from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. in Eykamp 254/255 in Ridgway University Center. Students from all majors are invited to learn about upcoming international opportunities offered during spring and summer 2014. Opportunities will include on-campus projects that are global in scope, in addition to projects and courses abroad. Destinations abroad may include London and Harlaxton, Guatemala and Jezreel. Participate in one of these transformational opportunities while strengthening your resume. For more information, contact ck116.

* I-House: Czech Republic

All members of the campus and local community are encouraged to attend I-House: Czech Republic. I-House features a different international student each week sharing the story of life in their country. This week, Marketa Trousilova from Czech Republic will discuss what her life is like in the Czech Republic. Attendees will learn about culture, lifestyle, food, and so much more. Bring your friends to enjoy the presentation this Wednesday at 7 pm on the second floor of Ridgway University Center in the Class of 1959 Gallery.

* Come to UE PRIDE's Drag Show!

UE PRIDE is hosting their 11th annual drag show this Saturday, December 7. The theme is Warriors for Change. Come see professional, faculty, and student acts compete for prizes. You can even win some yourself at the carnival-themed Health Fair that precedes the show and that runs from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. The show starts at 7 pm. Admission is $7. Tickets can be bought outside of the Cafe Court Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday from 10 am to 7 pm or at the door. 100% of proceeds go to AIDS Resource Group of Evansville, Planned Parenthood of Evansville, and Matthew 25 AIDS Services. Questions? Contact

* Women's Awareness Call-Out Meeting

Hey Ladies! Women's Awareness invites you to come their call-out meeting on December 5, at 6:00 p.m. in Hyde Hall 126 for the Vagina Monologues philanthropy, The Vagina Monologues are made of number of monologues read by women touching on different subjects related to the gender experience. It is sponsored by V-Day and benefits our local Albion Fellows Bacon Center. The meeting will be dedicated to assessing how many volunteers would be willing to participate in our philanthropy. If you are interested and unable to attend and/or have questions, please contact Zahra Almaghaslah at or Mary Hoskins at

* TIAA-CREF Counseling Appointments

The TIAA-CREF representative will be on the UE campus on Wednesday, December 11 for individual counseling sessions. To schedule an appointment, call TIAA-CREF at 1-800-732-8353 or 317-706-6200. The sessions are held in the Clifford Rare Books Room of the University Libraries (room 158). If you have any questions, call Carol McCraney at 488-2943.


Info You Should Know

* Harlaxton College-Apply Now!

Applications and course info are available for Harlaxton Summer 2014, Fall 2014, and Spring 2015! The Fall 2014 priority deadline has been extended to December 6. Summer 2014 priority deadline is January 24. Stop by Office of Study Abroad at SB 261. Contact

* Sell your Arts and Crafts at the Annual Holiday Art Sale

The Annual Art and Craft Sale will take place in the Melvin Peterson Gallery on Thursday, December 5 from 7 AM to 6 PM. 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, 2013.

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.)



* Sociology Professor Presents Research at National Conference

Assistant Professor of Sociology Timothy L. O'Brien recently presented his paper "Unqualified Testimony or Unequal Treatment? Gender Differences in Designations of Expertise in Courts" at the Annual Meetings of the American Society of Criminology in Atlanta, GA.  O'Brien's work on expert witnesses investigates gender differences in the achievement of expert status, and identifies both direct and indirect ways in which women are disadvantaged in the process. An article based on this research is currently under review.

* Beavers to Join INSEIT Executive Board

Anthony Beavers, Chair of the Department of Philosophy and Religion, was recently elected to serve on the board of the International Society for Ethics and Information Technology. His term of service will be from 2014 to 2016. Beavers' membership on this board follows his departure as president of the International Association for Computing and Philosophy.

* Ebeling receives service award

Associate Professor of Archaeology Jennie Ebeling received the Charles U. Harris Service Award at the Annual Meeting of the American Schools of Oriental Research (ASOR) in Baltimore on November 21. ASOR is the premiere learned society for archaeologists working in the Middle East; the Harris Service Award is given in recognition of long term service as an ASOR officer or Trustee. At the end of December, Ebeling will conclude a three-year term as ASOR's Vice President for Membership and complete nine years of service as an elected Trustee of the organization. Ebeling also founded the ASOR Junior Scholars Committee in 2004 and is currently working on several projects for the newly-formed ASOR Initiative on the Status of Women.

* Angela Williams Has Book of Poetry Published

Assistant Director of Alumni and Parent Relations Angela Williams is now a self-published author. Her book of poetry, Life More Abundantly and Other Powerful & Inspiring Works, can now be purchased at One may also be purchased directly from Angela after Monday, December 9.

This book of poetry is written from Angela's perspective as a Christian, African-American woman and expresses several painful experiences she had over a two year period (a collapse of a marriage, toxic dating as a single parent, race issues, the death of her mother, and a corporate downsizing). The book's title comes from the title of its last poem, which was written to describe Angela's experience with homelessness as a child.

A review of the book says it "will reach and empower others in their journey through life to realize that no matter the circumstances, it is possible to have life more abundantly. The poems are relevant to a wide audience of people."


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