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Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Upcoming Events

* BAKE SALE! Phi Alpha Delta

Law Fraternity Phi Alpha Delta will be having a bake sale. A percentage of the proceeds will benefit Holly's House of Evansville, Indiana. Come out and show your support! All sweets provided by KakePoPs by Kashari. The four layer brownie, KakePoPs, and KakeTruffles are worth a trek through the cold! Be sure to stop by! We will be taking cash as well as credit card.

Where: 1st Floor Ridgeway
When: Thursday February 6, 2014 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. & 5:00-7:00 p.m.
Why: #yourstomachwillthankyou

* Delta Omega Zeta Meet & Greet

Wednesday, Feb 5
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Event: Craft & Game night
Come join us in making pillow cases for local area children in hospitals & play your favorite games! Learn more about what DOZ offers.

Thursday, Feb 6
5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Enjoy DOZ's traditional spaghetti dinner and have a Q&A session with the women of DOZ. Business casual attire required.

To be escorted by a DOZ member to the event, please meet 10 minutes prior to the event start time in the front lobby of the library, by the front desk.   All events are held at the DOZ house at 523 S Weinbach Ave, behind Koch Center.

* I-House: Greece

All members of the campus and local community are encouraged to attend I-House: Greece. I-House features a different international student each week sharing their story of life in their country. This week, Maria Saderi will discuss what her life is like in Greece. 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.

* Black History Month Events on Campus

February 4
6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Eykamp 252 - Ridgway University Center
NAACP Discussion – Today’s Issues (Voting Rights Act, Trayvon’s Law, Gun Violence, Racial Profiling, and the School-to-Prison Pipeline)

The NAACP is the nation’s oldest and largest civil rights
organization. From the ballot box to the classroom, the
thousands of dedicated workers, organizers, leaders, and
members who make up the NAACP continue to fight for
social justice for all Americans. The Evansville Local
Chapter of the NAACP will discuss justice issues that are
important in our community and around the country.

Speaker will be the Evansville Local NAACP Chapter President, Reverend Gerald Arnold

February, 5
5:00 - 7:00 p.m.,
Room 272 - Schroeder School of Business Building
"Steppin’ Out: Interracial Relationships"

The recently coined term swirling refers to a merging of races and cultures. However, in 1967, in the Loving v. Virginia case, the US Supreme Court struck down a longstanding ban on interracial marriage, which involved Richard and Mildred Loving. Due to the state not recognizing interracial unions as legal, the couple was arrested in Virginia. There are increasingly more interracial couples in America today, and BSU will discuss the opportunities, challenges, and history of interracial dating in America.

Hosted by the UE Black Student Union

* TIAA-CREF Counseling Appointments

The TIAA-CREF representative will be on the UE campus on Wednesday, February 19, 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, please call Carol McCraney at 488-2943.

* February 7 - Kickoff of #readingseries

Friday, February 7 will mark the kickoff of #readingseries, readings of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction by UE's Creative Writing majors. #readingseries will meet every first and third Friday of February, March, and April at 4 pm in the back room of The Slice. Join us on the 7th to hear work by Sam Johnson, Liz Crozier, and Kate Sarber.

* Deans' List Students Recognized at UE Libraries

Students who earned Deans' List status for Autumn Semester 2013 are recognized in an exhibit at the Library. Exhibit is located in entry lobby. Students merit the honor of being named to the Deans' List at the conclusion of each semester by earning a semester grade point average of 3.5 on a four point scale while carrying a full academic course load of at least twelve hours excluding Pass/Fail courses. Exhibit continues through February 7th.

* Harlaxton Principal Search

Three candidates for the position of principal of Harlaxton College will be on campus during February.  Dr. Wanda Bigham will be on campus Thursday, February 6, and Friday, February 7.  Dr. Bigham served as president at Marycrest College and Huntingdon College.  She is currently a Senior Consultant at Academic-Search, Inc., and at Stevens Strategy, Inc.  There will be an open forum meeting with Dr. Bigham on Thursday from 4:00-5:00 p.m. in Room 173, Schroeder Family School of Business Building.  Material on Dr. Bigham may found at the AceLink site for Harlaxton College.  A copy of the position description is available at the same site.  For additional information, please contact Terri Ames.

* February Creative Writing Coffee Hour to Feature Lisa Nikolidakis

The guest speaker for the February Creative Writing Coffee Hour will be Visiting Profess of Creative Writing Lisa Nikolidakis. The lecture is set for Thursday, February 6 at 4 p.m. in the Melvin Peterson Gallery.

Nikolidakis, a graduate of Rutgers University, earned her PhD in creative writing from Florida State University. Her work has appeared in PANK, Harpur Palate, Necessary Fiction, The Chautauqua Review, Newport Review, River Styx, Press 53’s Open Anthology Awards (First Place, Creative Nonfiction), Night Train, and The Citron Review. She has finished her first memoir and is currently working on a collection of humorous essays.

* Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War Travel Exhibit Opens Thursday, February 6th

A traveling exhibit - "Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War" -  will be hosted by the UE Libraries from February 6 - March 21. The exhibit opens February 6 at 4 pm with a lecture by local historian William Bartelt, titled "We Cannot Escape History." Bartelt is the author of There I Grew Up: Remembering Abraham Lincoln's Indiana Youth. Then on March 19, Assistant Professor of History Robin Sager will present a lecture on the life and times of Loreta Janeta Velazquez, a Civil War cross-dresser from Cuba.

Both lectures will be in the J. Henry Schroeder Boardroom (Room 203) in the Library

Bartelt's lecture will explore Lincoln’s actions in fulfilling the promise of America begun by the founders.

Sager's lecture will discuss Velazquez’s 1876 work, The Woman in Battle: A Narrative of the Exploits, Adventures, and Travels of Madame Loreta Janeta Velazquez.  Velazquez provides a dramatic recounting of her exploits as a cross-dressing soldier fighting for the Confederacy.  Though not a very good fighter, Velazquez places herself in the center of the most hotly contested battles of the war. 

For more information, please contact Meg Atwater-Singer at 488-2487 or ma35.


Info You Should Know

* Only Five Spots Left for NERDWARS!

Hurry! We have five spots left for the Nerd Wars trivia night and we can only hold them up till Friday. You and and up 4 other friends can compete against 19 other teams to win prizes. Food will be present. Contact to sign up. Registration is $5 per person. The event will take place in Eykamp on Tuesday, February 18. Spectators are welcome.

* Register for Collegiate Career Expo

There is still time to register for Career Expo and access over 100 employers! This free career fair will be held on Thursday, February 13. The event is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Eastern time at the Downtown Indianapolis Marriott. The University of Evansville will provide bus transportation. There is a $10.00 deposit required that will be refundable upon attendance. Reserve your seat now.

Fair registration is through UE JobLink. Click the Jobs Tab -> CSM Jobs -> Posting #719891.

Find a list of registered employers here.

See a video about this Career Expo.

Need assistance with your job, internship, co-op or graduate school search? Please contact the Center for Career Development: or 812-488-1083.

* Freshman and Senior Survey – UE wants your feedback!

On Tuesday, February 18, freshmen and seniors will receive an email from Dr. Kazee asking them to participate in the National Survey of Student Engagement (or NSSE, pronounced “nessie”). UE collects these survey data in order to determine how engaged students are in meaningful learning opportunities both in- and out- of the classroom. The survey takes about 15 to 20 minutes to complete. Individual responses will remain confidential and the University will use only aggregated data in its analysis of student responses. If you have questions about the survey contact Amy Brandebury, Assistant Vice President for Institutional Effectiveness, at

* University of Evansville African American Scholarship

The University of Evansville African American Alumni Association (UEAAA) is pleased to announce the application process for the Zerah Priestly Carter University of Evansville African American Scholarship is now open. Alumni members raised the necessary funds to make this an endowed scholarship and named it in honor of Ms. Zerah Priestly Carter ’38, the first African American graduate of the University. The deadline to return all materials to the Office of Alumni and Parent Relations is Friday, March 14. This scholarship will be awarded each year to deserving African American UE student (s). The 2014 scholarship funds are in addition to other financial aid/scholarships awarded to the recipient! Interested and qualified students are encouraged to apply at this time. Go to the UEAAA Website ( to see the criteria for the scholarship or to download an application. Questions? Contact H. Angela Williams at 812-488-2900 or

* Attention All Registered Student Organizations

Every year the Student Congress Budget undergoes a review process. During this process any registered student organization may petition to be put in the SGA budget. If you would like to petition for your organization to be in the budget, please contact the Student Congress Chief Financial Officer, Abram Pentecost, via email at ap183.



* Baby Announcement - Owen Wayne Howe

Congratulations to Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering Christina Howe and her husband Josh on the birth of their son Owen Wayne Howe.. Owen was born Saturday, February 1. Both son and mother are doing well. Owen was welcomed home by his two siblings, Addison and Ian.

* Mark Cirino co-edits forthcoming book

Associate Professor of English Mark Cirino is the co-editor of a forthcoming book, IMAGINING SPAIN: 21ST-CENTURY ESSAYS ON HEMINGWAY AND THE SPANISH WORLD. This volume of scholarly essays will be published next year by Kent State University Press and is co-edited by Carl P. Eby.



* Women's Basketball Hosts Drake Thursday Night

Your women’s basketball team is in action Thursday, February 6 at 7:00 pm as the Aces take on Drake at the Ford Center. Special Olympics athletes from the Evansville and Tri-State area will be participating in games of 3-on-3 basketball during halftime of Thursday night’s game.

For men’s and women’s basketball games, all full-time faculty, staff and administration receive two complimentary tickets to the games. These tickets can be picked up from the Carson Center Ticket Office Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. by showing your UE ID. Students get free admission with their IDs, and can also earn student rewards points for great prizes just for attending Aces home events!

Come out and support the women’s basketball team Thursday night at the Ford Center!

* Women's Soccer Announces Spring/Summer ID Camps

The University of Evansville women’s soccer team has announced its Elite ID camp dates for this spring and summer, as the Purple Aces will hold camps on March 30 and June 14 for female high school players graduating between 2014-2017.

Both one-day camps will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on their respective dates and will give high school players a unique opportunity to experience what ti is like to be part of the UE women’s soccer program.

The cost for the camp is $100 per camper if players are registered before March 22 for the spring camp and June 7 for the summer camp. The cost for campers registering after those dates is $135 per camper.

For questions or additional information, please contact assist coach Grant Williams at or by phone at 812-488-2084.

Registration forms can be found at the following link:

* Men's Basketball Hosts Missouri State Wednesday Night

Aces fans, your men’s basketball team is back at the Ford Center on Wednesday, February 5, as they take on the Missouri State Bears at 7:05 pm. During the game, student-athletes will be recognized for their achievements in the classroom, as they were recognized earlier in the school year by the Missouri Valley Conference for the second year in a row with the Missouri Valley Academic Excellence Award. This award is given to the school in the conference whose student-athletes post the highest cumulative GPA, which for the 2012-13 school year, UE’s student-athletes posted a 3.28 GPA.

Also, before the game, there will be a Faculty/Staff recognition for several UE faculty and staff members chosen by the men’s basketball players that have had a positive impact on their academic career so far at UE.

Aces TV will have a green screen set up in the lobby at the Ford Center for you to get the chance to record a message to the players or to record a crowd pump-up message that could be played on the video board at the Ford Center at one of the remaining basketball games this year!

For men’s and women’s basketball games, all full-time faculty, staff and administration receive two complimentary tickets to the games. These tickets can be picked up from the Carson Center Ticket Office Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. by showing your UE ID. Students get free admission with their IDs, and can also earn student rewards points for great prizes just for attending Aces home events, such as t-shirts, hats, sunglasses, tumblers and sweatshirts!

Come out and support the men’s basketball team Wednesday night as they hope to gain a key conference victory over the Bears!


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