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Friday, October 16, 2015

* United Way Campaign Winners Announced!

UE’s United Way campaign has ended, and the winners have been announced. Make sure you congratulate your coworkers when you see them today!

Elizabeth Anderson (UE Bookstore): One vacation day
Kim Anthony (Office of Admission): One vacation day
Sylvia Buck (Counseling & Health Education): Women’s basketball tickets
Cheryl Emmons (Dean of Arts & Sciences): One Vacation Day
Kim Higgins (Dean of Engineering & Computer Science): Penny Johns Coffee Shop gift bag
Anna Jessen (Residence Life): Basket Kases gift bag
Barb Kerner (Fiscal Affairs): Men’s basketball tickets
Shelly Kleiman (Women’s Basketball): Certificate for two Sodexo lunches
Kyle Kiesel (Physical Therapy): UE Theatre tickets
Gloria Spencer (Payroll): Combs Garden Center gift bag
Bob Szurgot (OTS): UE fleece blanket donated by UE Bookstore

Even though the campaign is over, your donation can still make a difference, and we are glad to accept it. Just bring your pledge card to the Office of Human Resources! If you have any questions, feel free to contact the office at ext. 2943.

A big thanks to everyone who donated and who will donate! Your gift makes a difference.


What's Happening Today

* "How to Make Your Business Dream a Reality" TODAY

Students are invited to attend a presentation and Q&A session by UE African-American Alumni entrepreneurs, titled “How to Make Your Business Dream a Reality,” TODAY (October 16). The event is from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m., in Room 170 (Smythe Lecture Hall), Schroeder School of Business Building. The speakers will share resources, a sample business plan, stories and tips. All students interested in entrepreneurship are encouraged to attend this event.

Registration and appetizers from 5:30p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Questions? Contact Angela Williams, assistant director of Alumni and Parent Relations, at or 812-488-2586.

Presenters include:
1. Al Baity '85, State Farm Insurance
2. Ed Lander '91 & Darin Lander '03, WEOA Radio Station
3. Watez Phelps '01, M'04, SCORE
4. Jerome Stewart '04, Diversity Supply's Professional Procurement Services
5. Denise Shane-Cheaney ’01, Pink Elephant Celebrations
6. Sondra Matthews'77, Our Times Newspaper

Walk-ups are Welcome!

* #readingseries at The Slice!

Please join the students of the Creative Writing Department at 4:00 pm on Friday, October 16, in the back room of The Slice for readings of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction. This month's reading will feature Rachel Moore, William Capella, and Sarah Butler. Hope to see you there! 


Upcoming Events

* Charlas: Informal Conversation in Spanish on Mondays

Students of all levels of Spanish are invited to meet at Jazzman's in Ridgway University Center at 4:00 pm on Mondays to practice Spanish in a relaxed atmosphere with Fulbright foreign language teaching assistants from Venezuela and Argentina. 

* Book Fair to benefit One Book One Community Program - Evansville

The One Book One Community – Book Fair at Barnes and Noble is Saturday, October 17 at Barnes & Noble, located at 
624 S Green River Road in Evansville

A portion of the book fair proceeds benefit Evansville’s One Book One Community program. Mention “One Book One Community” when you check out in-store this Saturday, or use code 11690625 when you shop online through October 23 for a portion of your sale to benefit this reading program.

This year’s One Book One Community selection is Orange is the New Black.

For more information, visit:

Thank you for your support of One Book One Community!

* "Facing Your Fears" with British Lay Preacher, Neu Chapel this Sunday, 11 AM

You're invited to University Worship this Sunday, October 18, 11:00 a.m., in Neu Chapel! This week, British lay preacher Katherine Baxter will be preaching, "Facing Your Fears." Donuts and coffee before and after the service! All are welcome!

Katherine Baxter is a water colorist, illustrator, and a lay preacher in the Methodist Church in England. She serves with the Rev. Dr. the Lord Leslie Griffiths at Wesley’s Chapel in London, England. Katherine lives in London with her artist husband, Peter Grundy, and Pip the Dog. Katherine, Peter, and Pip the Dog retreat to their cottage in Penzance as often as possible to enjoy the cliffs of Cornwall.

* Introducing Saturday Series

This Saturday the GAP UE Cultural District project invites you to come enjoy student performers on Ridgway University Center's East Terrace lawn. From 12:00 p.m. till 1:00 p.m., there will be students performing in groups, as solo artists, and as poets. It's free for everyone, so we encourage you to bring a blanket and picnic on the East Terrace lawn!

Any questions email

* Lunch and Lead on Wednesday on October 21

Meet, eat and discover leadership at Lunch and Lead!

We invite you to our session on Wednesday, October 21, 2015 from 12:00 pm-1:00 p m with Anna Hargis, executive director of Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Ohio Valley. Her session is titled: "Not everyone is like you: leading through differences." Bring your lunch and meet us in Eykamp 252, Ridgway University Center. Lunch and Lead is a Ted Talk style presentation and discussion session. All members of the UE community are welcome.

For a full schedule and more details visit:

* Just Ask Me! An LGBTQ Discussion on How Students Identify

The Office of Diversity Initiatives' Anti-Bias Team will be presenting a discussion - formally known as the Diversity Dialogue series. This session is meant to bring better awareness to the University of Evansville by helping students achieve an inclusive mindset through dialogue and through debunking the false stereotypes and labeling. "Just Ask Me!" is an LGBTQ discussion on how students identify. It will be a presentation for all students to attend and participate in a discussion about the LGBTQ community. It is important for students to be more familiar with LGBTQ in order to find out more about this community and how they would want to be identified. The presentation will be on Monday, October 19 at 6:00 p.m. in Room 162, Schroeder School of Business Building. All students are welcome to attend and participate in the discussion. 

* "Preparing to Register" - October 22 and 23

Advising and pre-registration for the spring 2016 semester begins Monday, October 26. For freshmen and new transfer students, the upcoming pre-registration and advising meetings are different than your summer orientation experience. 

Learn how the process works and be prepared to meet with your academic advisor by dropping in on one of our events in Ridgway University Center, Eykamp 252:

Thursday, October 22    4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Friday, October 23      12:-00 – 2:00 p.m.

At these events students can learn about:

Advising and pre-registration

Their academic advisor’s contact information

The Enduring Foundations General Education curriculum

The Degree Checklist

The new online Degree Audit program

Spring financial aid and billing

Changing your major or adding a minor

Students who attend will be entered into a drawing for a $100 gift certificate from the UE Bookstore. While the events are geared toward freshmen and new transfers, all students are welcome.  

* Health Careers Fair next Tuesday

Nearly 50 employers are registered for Health Careers Fair 2015. Come to the Student Fitness Center next Tuesday, October 20, from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm to meet employers who are interested in you! All students, freshmen through seniors, who are considering a health-related career should attend. See registered employers in JobLink ( Also, pre-register for the event in JobLink to allow employers to view your resume early! 

* New Art Exhibit in the Melvin Peterson Gallery

“Mapmaker,” an exhibit of the work of artist Katherine Baxter, will be on display at the University of Evansville’s Melvin Peterson Gallery from October 19 – December 11. Baxter will present a public lecture in the Peterson Gallery on Thursday, October 22, at 7:00 p.m., followed by a reception.

These events are part of the Emerging Contemporary Artist Lecture Series sponsored by the Efroymson Family Fund and the UE Department of Art.

Baxter lives in London, England, where she is an illustrator for newspapers, magazines and book publishing companies including The Times, The Daily Telegraph, The Royal Mail, Vogue, Kingfisher Books, and Good Housekeeping Magazine. She has created private commissions for The Prince of Wales, many American schools, hospitals and universities, and the 2015 Wimbleton. Her interest in “looking at the world from above” began as a young child, and continued after studying at Bath Academy of Art. Her fascination with aerial views inspired her “jewel-like” pictorial maps of architectural vistas of cities, towns and villages all over the world.

“The challenge of creating maps still gives me a thrill and a joy,” says Baxter. “In some ways it fulfills a deep psychological need of knowing where I’m going. I like a beginning and I like a destination.”

The Melvin Peterson Gallery, located at the corner of Weinbach and Lincoln Avenues, is open Mondays, Tuesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays from noon - 3 p.m., and Wednesdays and Thursdays from noon - 6 p.m.

For more information on Baxter’s work, go to

For more information on this exhibit, contact the UE Department of Art at 812-488-2043 or email


Info You Should Know

* Spring Housing Cancellation Deadline

Students, the deadline to cancel your UE housing contract for the spring semester is November 1. Stop by the office of residence life to cancel your housing contract without penalty for the Spring Semester if you will be:

Attending Harlaxton or Studying Abroad
Having an internship, co-op, or clinical outside of the Evansville area
Moving into a fraternity house
Transferring, withdrawing, or graduating

Requests not falling in the above categories are typically not granted. Requests to move off campus to live with friends or move into an apartment are not sufficient reasons to cancel a UE housing contract. Entering into any other housing agreement or lease with a private landlord will have no effect upon the conditions of your contract with the University of Evansville.

For more information, contact the residence life staff or visit our website at

* Don't Miss Out on your Yearbook Graduate Portrait

Time is running out to make your 2016 yearbook graduate portrait appointment. Call (812) 488–2846 or visit Student Publication today through Friday to schedule your time. You can also schedule your time by stopping by the yearbook table from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 15 and Friday, Oct. 16 in Ridgway University Center lobby. Have questions? Call Student Publications at (812) 488–2846. 

* Make a Difference Day Volunteers Needed

It is fall and that means it is time for Make a Difference Day, an annual day of service which UE participates. The day is Saturday, October 24. To sign up for the event either as an individual or as a team, go to:

We ask that you sign up by Oct. 19 at noon in order to guarantee a t-shirt for the event. You can sign up afterwards but no guarantee will be made to receive a shirt. There are over 250 volunteers needed for this event so please be generous with your time.

If you are unable to volunteer or would like to make a donation, one of our projects benefits Community One, a local home restoration company. Our project requires $300 to complete. Those donations can be made at

* IMPACT Employee of the Month Nominations

The University of Evansville, in pursuit of excellence in service, wishes to recognize a non-faculty employee displaying records of achievement as a leader. Leadership may be demonstrated in any of the following categories: service to the University, service to students, job performance and attitude towards fellow employees. To be eligible, an employee must be a full-time member of administration or staff. Nominations for the November 2015 IMPACT Employee of the Month are due no later than Wednesday, October 21. To nominate someone, go to

* Drop In Resume Reviews!

Is your resume in need of an update before the Health Careers Fair on Tuesday? No time to wait for an appointment? No problem! The Career Advocates will be available in the Center for Career Development on Monday, October 19 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. No appointment necessary, just drop in for a 15 minute review! 

* October Pcard Cycle Ending

The October Pcard cycle which began September 22 ends on October 21, at midnight. As of October 23, cardholders may schedule and run the October Cycle report. October transactions may be reconciled in SDG2 until October 28. On October 28, the general ledger Pcard file will be uploaded and cardholders will be locked out of (unable to make changes) posted transactions for the October Cycle. 



* 2015 Changemaker Challenge Finalists Named

Congratulations to our Changemaker Challenge finalists! Mark your calendars: The final pitches will be held on October 29 from 4:30 – 6:00 p.m. in the Ridgeway University Center.
Here are the 5 teams moving forward in this year’s competition (alphabetical order):

1. #eNOugh
The mission of this project is to prevent the mental, physical and emotional abuse of students grades 6-12 in Vanderburgh County by empowering them through education and confidence building.
Raquel Cundiff, Jessie Earle, Megan Fetterman, Mackenzie Harris, Austin Key, Jamie Settlemyer, Mary Whelan

2. E^3 – Evolving Evansville Energy
Team aims to create an awareness campaign for the environment.
Andrea Onyett, Alyssa Murphy, Seong-Woo Song, Tyler Thompson, Spencer Willem, and Tyler Wintermute

Developing an all-in-one website that will make it easier and more efficient for the citizens and local government to communicate their ideas. Make people more aware of what is going on in local government.
Branndon Castellano, Charlie Ericson, Kristen Lentsch, John Leopold, and Kayla Sheets

4. Feel Fit
Team aims to promote a healthier lifestyle for the Evansville community in order to combat one of the city's biggest issues: obesity.
Willian Mallmann, Monica Morales, Gabriela Tom

5. Student Clinic
Team is proposing the development of a student led clinic in the Evansville area to serve those in need of medical attention while providing both undergraduate and medical students real world experience.
Mandy Feagans and David Ibeneme

* Alan Kaiser's Field Methods in Archaeology Class Featured for Tin City Excavation

Alan Kaiser’s Field Methods in Archaeology class was featured in a story about the Tin City Excavation in the Evansville Courier & Press. Read the story here:

* University of Michigan Releases Recording by Douglas Reed

The University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre, and Dance has released a recording by Douglas Reed, University Organist Emeritus/Professor of Music/Emeritus. William Albright Organ Works was recorded on the historic Frieze Memorial Organ built in 1928 by E.M. Skinner for Hill Auditorium, Ann Arbor. Administered by UM’s Block M Records, the recording is available on iTunes at

One of the most important American composers of organ music after 1950, William Albright (1944-1998) was born in Indiana and taught at the University of Michigan (1970-1998). He had a strong association with the University of Evansville which commissioned two major keyboard compositions from him: Four Fancies for harpsichord (1978, with the support of the Mesker Trust) and Symphony for organ (1984, with the support of the Indiana Arts Commission and the National Endowment for the Arts).

The recording project, begun in 2005 with major support from the Friends of UE Music, includes Albright’s early organ works associated with the Frieze Memorial Organ: Juba (1965), Pneuma (1966), Organbook (1967) and Organbook II (1970-71). A later work, De Spiritum (1988), calling for assistant organists and percussionists, provided opportunities for University of Evansville music majors Zachary Guenzel, Michael Kuhr, and Timothy Weisman to participate in the project. UE’s Francile MacDonald McGary portative organ, a gift of the McGary family of Newburgh, IN, was also used in the De Spiritum recording.

In addition to the FUEM grant, the project was supported by University of Michigan professors William Bolcom and Marilyn Mason; the University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre, and Dance; and the University of Evansville Department of Music.

* Biology Professor publishes research linking hormones to diet and dispersal in females

Division 1 Assistant Professor of Biology Noah Gordon recently co-authored a study with Michelle Hellman (University of Nebraska) on the regulation of reproductive timing in female treefrogs. The paper, titled: "Dispersal Distance, Gonadal Steroid Levels and Body Condition in Gray Treefrogs (Hyla versicolor): Seasonal and Breeding Night Variation in Females," can be found in the Journal of Herpetology



* Aces Swimming and Diving heads to Indiana Intercollegiates

Competition continues this weekend as the University of Evansville swimming and diving teams head to West Lafayette for the Indiana Intercollegiates on Saturday.

Set or a 12 p.m. start time, the meet will feature ten swimming events as well as 1 and 3 meter dives for both the men and women. Also taking part in the meet are: Ball State (women), DePauw, UIndy, IUPUI (diving), Purdue, Rose-Hulman, Valparaiso and Wabash.

Last weekend, the Aces swam at Missouri State and have been in preparations this week for their trip to Purdue.

A pair of freshmen have been strong so far for the Purple Aces. Matt Duke ranks 8th in the Mid-American Conference in the 50 free event while his efforts so far in the 100 free rank 20th in the league.

Madison Jones has four top ten rankings in the Missouri Valley Conference. She ranks 8th in both the 200 free and 200 fly while her time in the 1000 free has her 9th in the MVC and 10th in the 100 fly.

At MSU last Friday, Evansville had several notable finishes, performing exceptionally well in the shorter distances. Michaela Kent took second place in the 50 free, posting a 25.36. The men did well in the same event, taking second through fourth place, led by Matt Duke's time of 21.78. Everett Plocek and Matt Childress followed. Kent did well in the 100 backstroke race, notching another runner-up finish at 1:00.46. Ethan O'Rourke did well in the men's 100 backstroke event, swimming a 53.94, less than a second off the victor.

- INFO: For all of the latest information on University of Evansville swimming and diving, log on to the sport page on or follow the program on Twitter via @UEAthleticsSWIM.

- DONATE: For information on giving to UE Athletics or its individual athletics programs, visit the DONATE tab on the top of

- TICKETS: To purchase tickets for University of Evansville athletics events, log on to and click on the TICKETS tab on top of the page.

* UE Women's Soccer Visits Cincinnati on Sunday

The University of Evansville women’s soccer team (3-9-2) continue a three game road swing when the Purple Aces visit the University of Cincinnati (8-4-4) on Sunday, Oct. 18. The match will be held at Gettler Stadium and begin at 12:00 p.m. CDT.

How to follow along:

Live stats – GameTracker

Watch – BearcatsTV 

* UE Men's Soccer on the Road at SIUE this Saturday

The University of Evansville men’s soccer team (2-9, 0-3 Missouri Valley Conference) travels this weekend to play at SIUE (7-3-1, 1-1 MVC) on Saturday, Oct. 17. The match will be held at Korte Stadium and begin at 7:00 p.m. CDT.

How to follow along::

Live stats


* Day One Concludes for Aces Tennis at ITA Regionals

Aces Tennis started the ITA Regional at Purdue University on Thursday. Day one marked the beginning of the qualifying draw round and the round featured Aces freshman Marine Darzyan in singles play along with junior Andjela Brguljan and senior Marina Moreno in the doubles draw.

Darzyan took on Hanna Sohn from the University of Memphis in her qualification draw match. Sohn was able to take the first set from Darzyan by a score of 6-2. Darzyan bounced back to take the second set by a score of 4-6 to force a third match. Sohn finished off the victory over Darzyan when she defeated her 6-2 in the third set.

In doubles play, Andjela Brguljan and Marina Moreno took on Claudia Yanes Garcia and Lidia Yanes Garcia of Austin Peay. In a tightly contested match, the Governors were able to take the victory over the Aces by a score of 8-7(5).

The Aces lone senior, Marina Moreno, will see her first singles action of the tournament on Friday when she takes on Kate Lanier of Kentucky. Match time is scheduled for a 12:00 p.m. start. Mareno is also most recently coming off a 5th place finish at the MVC Individual Championships when she secured a 2-6, 6-4, 10-7 victory over Maddie Johnson of Drake.

Lastly, the freshmen duo of Marine Darzyan and Doreen Crasta will represent the Aces in doubles play. They are set to take on Laura Argente and Raquel Montvalo of Eastern Kentucky. Match time is set for 8:00 a.m. Darzyan and Crasta are most recently coming off a 8-6 defeat against Alejandra de Lasa and Ashely Thai of Bradley at the MVC Individual Championships.

• INFO: For all of the latest information on University of Evansville athletics, log on to the sport page on or follow the program on Twitter via @UEAthletics.

• DONATE: For information on giving to UE Athletics or its individual athletics programs, visit the DONATE tab on the top of

• TICKETS: To purchase tickets for University of Evansville athletics events, log on to and click on the TICKETS tab on top of the page.

* UE Volleyball on the road at Illinois St. and Indiana St.

A road weekend of Missouri Valley Conference action awaits the Purple Aces volleyball team as they travel to Illinois State on Friday evening before heading to Terre Haute to face Indiana State on Saturday.

Evansville hit an accurate .248 in its 3-1 loss to Southern Illinois on Saturday. Led by Genesis Miranda’s final tally of .381, the Aces were extremely efficient in the loss. It was the highest percentage the Aces hit in a 4-set loss since Sept. 3, 2011, when UE hit .270 in a 3-1 loss to Valparaiso.

In two of the last five conference matches, Genesis Miranda has notched efforts of 20+ kills, her first two times doing so against MVC foes. She is beginning to show great maturity over the last few weeks and it has resulted in UE being more competitive against strong competition. In her first 19 MVC matches, Miranda hit .134, but since then, the last five matches have seen her hit .211 with 4.11 kills per set.

Led by Stephanie Cerino’s six block assists against the Salukis, Evansville finished with a total of 9 team blocks. UE was credited with 16 block assists in the match, marking the 10th time the team has notched between 10 and 20 block assists. In those 10 matches, UE is 3-7.

The Redbirds enter Friday’s tilt with a mark of 13-6 and 3-3 in conference play. That have performed exceptionally well on their home floor, winning all five matches and are also a stellar 5-1 in neutral matchups. After starting MVC play with losses at Missouri State and Wichita State, Illinois State has won three out of four, including a 3-0 triumph over Bradley last time out. Senior Ashley Rosch is third in the Valley with 3.75 kills per match while their defensive star has been Courtney Pence, who is second in the league with 4.91 digs/set, behind only Kim Deprez.

Indiana State goes into the weekend with a mark of 13-8 and 2-4 in the league. The Sycamores opened MVC action with losses in their first two matches on the road at MSU and WSU. Since then, they have gone 2-2 with victories over UNI and Bradley. ISU has a strong 1-2 punch when it comes to serving as Carly Wishlow and Bree Spangler are third and fourth in the MVC in that department.

- INFO: For all of the latest information on University of Evansville volleyball, log on to the sport page on or follow the program on Twitter via @UEAthletics_VB.

- DONATE: For information on giving to UE Athletics or its individual athletics programs, visit the DONATE tab on the top of

- TICKETS: To purchase tickets for University of Evansville athletics events, log on to and click on the TICKETS tab on top of the page.

* Men's Basketball Looking for Student Manager

The men's basketball program is looking to add a reliable student who would be interested in becoming a student manager! Those interested should contact Mike Dashner at or 812-488-3800. 


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