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Wednesday, September 21, 2011

What's Happening Today

* Free Leadership Session for Students - TODAY

Leadership comes with many responsibilities and possibilities, however, many leaders are not reaching their fullest potential. That is where “servant leadership” comes into play. It is a philosophy that allows leaders to put the needs of others first and implement ways to help. John Stahl-Wert, an expert on this topic, will hold a special session for students TODAY, Wednesday, Sept. 21 from 3:00-4:00 p.m. in Eykamp 252, Ridgway University Center.  Refreshments will be served. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to become more than a leader - become a servant leader.

The Servant Leadership session is being sponsored by the Paul and Judy Estridge Foundation and coordinated by the VP of Institutional Advancement, Jack Barner.

* Catholic Mass in Neu Chapel Tonight

The celebrant for tonight's Mass at 9:30 p.m. in Neu Chapel is Fr. Ted Tempel, chaplain at the Little Sisters of the Poor nursing home down the street. Confessions will be heard and the Rosary will be prayed starting shortly after 9 p.m. Also, please note that this Sunday, Mass will be celebrated at 9 a.m., NOT 1 p.m. Contact Mike Roesch at with any questions.

* Yearbook Senior Portrait Appointments

Seniors - don't forget to visit Student Publications in Ridgway University Center or call 488-2846 to schedule your LinC senior portrait appointment.  Appointments can be made from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday, Sept. 19-23 (Friday until 3 p.m.) and from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, Sept. 26-30 (Friday until 3 p.m.).  Portraits will be taken the week of Oct. 3-7.  Questions?  Call Student Publications.

* Great Deals at United Way Book Sale!

Awesome deals at the United Way Book Sale!  All hardcover books $2 and paperbacks are 50¢.  The sale runs from Wednesday, Sept. 21 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. and Thursday, Sept. 22 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. in Eykamp 252, Ridgway University Center.


* I-House: Philippines

Ever been to a Southeast Asian archipelago? Then come to I-House: Philippines, where students Malcolm Flores and Raymond Erpe will share information on their culture and traditions, this Wednesday at 7 p.m. on the second floor of Ridgway University Center in the Class of 1959 Gallery. Cookies will be available for all in attendance.

* UE Celebrates 2011 International Year of Chemistry

On Wednesday, Sept. 21, UE will host Dr. Bradley D. Miller, director of the American Chemical Society (ACS) Office of International Activities.  Miller will speak in Room 100, Koch Center, at 6:30 p.m.  He will discuss the 2011 International Year of Chemistry, the global character and appeal of chemistry, and preparation and opportunities for success in the global chemical enterprise.  The talk is sponsored by the Indiana-Kentucky Border Section of the ACS. 

Prior to the lecture, at 5 p.m. in the Koch Center Atrium, UE and USI students will present their undergraduate research at a poster session.  Refreshments will be provided.  The UE Chemistry Department hopes you and your students can attend this event.


* Security Awareness Week

Security Awareness Week is Sept. 19 – 23. Activities for the week include:

Monday, Sept. 19 in Ridgway University Center
•    “Meet your Security Staff” display on the Ridgway Television Cameras

Tuesday, Sept. 20 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. in Ridgway University Center
•    Bike Patrol Demonstration and Bike Registration
•    Students can register for FREE prizes*

Wednesday, Sept. 21 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. in Ridgway University Center
•    Security display on personal safety, theft prevention, and engraving services for student property.
•    Students can register for FREE prizes*

Thursday, Sept. 22 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. – Ridgway Center
•    Information regarding sexual assault on campus
•    Students can register for FREE prizes*

Friday, Sept. 23 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. in Ridgway University Center
•    Drugs and Alcohol information, RAD Sign-up
•    Students can register for FREE prizes*

Student drawing for free prizes Friday at 2 p.m.*
* Students can win FREE prizes at the end of the week consisting of: UE ceramic mug (green), UE automatic folding umbrella, UE ball cap, UE ceramic mug (blue)


Upcoming Events

* Student Organization Deadlines

Sept. 23 is the deadline for registration  and roster updates for all student organizations.  Last semester rosters may be picked up in the Center for Student Engagement and organizations may be registered by filling out the Organization Registration Form at .

* Bible Study

Adventist Campus Ministries will be having Bible study and discussion on Thursday from 7-8 p.m. in Room 153 (Eades Music Room) in the McCurdy Wing of the Schroeder Family School of Business Administration Building. The topic will be "Is there anything left you can trust?"

"Throughout the world we view many inconsistencies throughout government, politics, the economy, and global affairs," says group member Guy Goodness. "In this study we will be examining the Bible and looking at evidence of its historical and prophetic validity. For example, did you know that the Bible predicted the rise and fall of four world empires thousands of years ago? Come and learn about this prophecy and more on Thursday night."

 Adventist Campus Ministries welcomes students from all backgrounds and faiths!

Contact Guy Goodness at or at 812-827-1789 for more information. 

* International Club: Laser Tag Friday!

Calling all International Club members! Are you up for a challenge? Then meet at 5 p.m. this Friday outside Ridgway University Center so we can go laser tagging. Transportation will be provided, but bring a bit of cash and a whole lot of enthusiasm. See you there!

* PT Club

The Physical Therapy Club will be having their first meeting on Thursday, Sept. 22 at 12:00 in Room 104, Graves Hall. Everyone is welcome to be a part of PT Club, even if you are not a physical therapy major. The group especially encourages undergraduates interested in pursuing a graduate education in Physical Therapy to attend. They will be collecting dues at this first meeting, which are $5 for the semester and $10 for the entire academic year. If you are interested in joining PT Club but cannot attend this first meeting, please email your ID number to

* InterVarsity invites everyone to Question Mark!

This Thursday night, come to discuss and ask your burning questions about God and Christianity in an honest and respectful environment. Conversations (with snacks!) will be in held in the lobbies of Moore and Powell at 6:30 p.m. and in Hughes lobby and the basement of ΣΑΕ at 8 p.m. Contact Peter Nikolai at for more information.

* The Price Is Right

Delta Omega Zeta will be hosting The Price is Right on Friday, Sept. 23 in Eykamp Hall, Ridgway University Center, at 7 p.m. Tickets are $4 and $5 at the door. Anyone attending has the chance of being brought up to win great prizes and get a chance to go for the Showcase Showdown! For those who have attended the game show before they will new games as well as some of the well loved oldies. All proceeds go to The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.

* UE Chapter of Students of Ailing Mothers and Fathers Meeting

Have you experienced the lost of a loved one?  Are you interested in supporting fellow college students who have dealt with the loss of a loved one or have a terminally ill loved one? The UE Chapter of Students of Ailing Mothers and Fathers is having its kick-off meeting Thursday, Sept. 22 at 6 p.m. in Room 71, Schroeder Family School of Business Adminstration Building. Refreshments and free t-shirts will be provided! If you are interested in learning more about the organization, volunteering, or receiving support, stop by so you can learn more about supporting yourself and your peers! Contact Alexandria Jackson at if you would like more information.

* Graduate and Professional School Forum

The Graduate and Professional School Forum is scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 5, 6:30-8 p.m., in Room 170, Schroeder Family School of Business Administration Building. Faculty members, admission counselors, and alumni pursuing graduate degrees will answer questions on topics such as the decision to go to graduate school; making selections and applying; interviewing; admission processes; and program variants. The hour long Q&A will be followed by a reception where students can talk to panelists informally. All students welcome! Contact with questions. This is sponsored by Career Services and Cooperative Education.

* UE Community Invited to Constitution Day Panel Discussion

The University of Evansville’s Constitution Day Committee invites the UE community to participate in the celebration of the United States Constitution’s 224th birthday with a panel discussion and conversation of the First and Second Amendments.   The conversation will be led by prominent local attorneys Mark Miller and Katherine Worman of Bowers Harrison LLP and Mark Rietman of Berger and Berger.  These distinguished guests will discuss recent and important Supreme Court decisions and the ramifications of those decisions on our understanding of the Constitution.  The cases under review are Snyder v. Phelps ET AL (the Westboro Baptist Church Case), Morse ET AL. v Frederick (the so-called “Bong Hits 4 Jesus” case), and District of Columbia ET AL. v. Heller (a landmark case regarding the right to possess firearms as an individual right.) 

Members of the UE community are encouraged to attend and participate in the discussion which will be held in Room 272, Schroeder Family School of Business Administration Building, at 4 p.m. on Thursday Sept. 22 at 4 p.m.



* UE for YOU Computer Skills Workshop

UE for You: A Computer Skills Workshop will be offered Wednesdays, Oct. 5, 12, 19 and 26 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. in Room 68, Schroeder Family School of Business Administration Building. Registration is $79 for all non-UE students and $39 for UE students. This workshop is designed to provide useful techniques to improve your computer skills for increased success in college or your workplace.  If you are returning to college, are currently enrolled in classes, or have a position that requires you to improve your computer skills – this workshop is for you.  It’s affordable and adult friendly – and offered without the stress of a grade.

Participants will benefit from lessons in: Computer Basics; Using Word; Using Excel; Using Power Point; How to be internet savvy; and Supplemental section on MLA writing style using the computer.

To sign up, call (812) 488-2981 or email to register now. Registration is limited so sign up today!  
This class is offered through the the Center for Adult Education.  Please note: The Center for Adult Education reserves the right to cancel the class within 48 hours in the case of low enrollment with full reimbursement of the registration fee.

* UE Bookstore Hours During Family Weekend

UE Bookstore announces extended hours during Family Weekend.  On Friday, Sept. 23, the Bookstore will be open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.  On Saturday, Sept. 24 the Bookstore will be open 10 4 p.m.  On Sunday, Sept. 25 the Bookstore will have brief hours of noon to 2 p.m. only.  If you have any questions please contact the Bookstore.

* Asbury Theological Seminary Visit

A representative from Asbury Theological Seminary will visit campus on Thursday, Sept. 22 to give information about their program and answer questions.  They will be located in the Ridgway University Center Lobby at the Walnut Street entrance table.  This visit is sponsored by Career Services.

* Passport to Retirement Series

The University of Evansville Center For Adult Education is sponsoring a three-evening course in October to assist with retirement planning for individuals and couples.

The Passport to Retirement course is available three consecutive Thursdays (Oct. 6, 13, and 20) or three consecutive Wednesdays (Oct. 12, 19, and 26) at the Schroeder Family School of Business Administration Building on the UE campus. Each class meets from 6:30-9 p.m. Topics include investments, taxes, insurance, retirement account regulations, and estate planning as they relate to preparation for retirement. 

Leading the course will be Nelson Rivers, CEO and president of Centennial Wealth Educators, and Bob Boxell, financial advisor at Centennial Wealth and author of the “Your Money” column for Evansville Business magazine.

Cost is $49, with no additional cost for a spouse or guest. To learn more or register, please visit  or call 812-488-2981.


Info You Should Know

* Would You Like to Present Undergraduate Research?

The 26th National Conference on Undergraduate Research, NCUR 2012, will be held March 29-31, at Weber State University in Ogden Utah.  Undergraduate students are invited to give formal presentations or displays of original research, scholarly activities, or creative endeavors in all academic areas.  Each year the Undergraduate Research Committee provides travel expenses for a number of students attending the National Conference.  If you are interested in presenting at NCUR and would like funding from the Undergraduate Research Committee, please email one copy of an abstract to by 5 p.m. on Oct. 13. The Undergraduate Research Committee will review abstracts and determine which submissions will receive funding. (The deadline for submission of abstracts to NCUR is Nov. 15).

Presentations/Displays may take the following form:
Oral presentations,
Poster presentations,
Performing/Visual arts (Music, Dance, Theater, Drawing, Painting, Printmaking, Photography, Sculpture, Ceramics, Other Applied Arts, Video and

See the web site for the format requirements of the abstract, a sample abstract and other details about the meeting.

* Upcoming Jewish Holidays

A local Evansville family would like to host UE students who are Jewish for the upcoming Jewish holidays: Rosh Hashanah begins at sundown on Sept. 28 and Yom Kippur begins at sundown on Oct. 7. If you would like to be invited to their home to participate please email University Chaplain Tamara Gieselman at, and include your name, phone number, and campus mailing address.

* Posters on the Hill Session for Student Researchers

The Undergraduate Research Committee is pleased to announce a prestigious opportunity to have your undergraduate research presented to the nation's highest leaders at the 2012 Posters on the Hill Session held in Washington DC held in mid-March. This conference accepts student researchers from Arts and Humanities, Biology, Chemistry, Geosciences, Health Sciences, Mathematics/Computer Science, Physics/Astronomy, Psychology, and Social Sciences that conducted undergraduate research in the 2010-2011 or 2011-2012 school years. Although submission acceptance is highly selective, we encourage all student researchers to consider applying. Information on the conference and the application process can be found at

If you choose to apply, please email Dr. Robert Catena at ASAP so that he can assist you in the application process and act as your liaison to the UE Undergraduate Research Committee. Accepted applicants will have their conference associated costs funded by the UE Undergraduate Research Committee. But hurry...the submission deadline for the 250 word abstract and faculty recommendation letter is Oct. 18.

* Seeking Off-Campus Funding or Gifts-in-Kind?

Faculty, administrators, and students – UE’s external funding approval process is your first step if you plan to ask off-campus businesses, private foundations, individuals, or community organizations for money or gifts for a UE project. The 2011-12 forms are at

Contact Ann Martin at or ext. 2270, or Linda Wicker at or ext. 1094 in UE’s Corporate & Foundation Relations Office (Igleheart Building) to begin the process. Separate forms are available for: Funding requests of less than $5,000; Funding requests of $5,000 or more; and Gift-in-Kind Solicitations.

* Take the Bookstore Survey

Take the UE Bookstore Survey! The folks in the UE Bookstore have 10 short questions - we want your thoughts!  

* Attention UE Cardholders

The September Pcard Cycle began on Aug. 23 and ends Sept. 21.  Pcards statements must  be reconciled and printed from SDG2 as of Sept. 23 and submitted along with your receipts in a Pcard Envelope.  GL will upload on Sept. 28..





* Rally Falls Short For UE Volleyball

Freshman Ashley Ring continued to impress with a team-high 16 kills, but Missy Harpenau countered with a game-high 27 as the University of Cincinnati topped the University of Evansville volleyball team, 3-2, on Tuesday evening.

Ring set a career-best with her 16-kill effort, topping her previous effort of 14 against the University of Arizona.  Brooke Maher had a stellar effort, finishing with 20 digs and 13 kills while Lauren Seyller tallied 12 kills and six blocks.  As a team, the Purple Aces (11-5, 1-1 MVC) blocked a season-high 15.5 shots. Cincinnati (8-6) extended its home winning streak to 40 matches, the longest streak in the country.

“It was a great effort by our team tonight, we had great minutes from everyone,” head coach Mike Swan said.  “The first two games were back and forth and if we could have gotten the second set, it could have been a different outcome.”

“We fought back with a dominant effort in the fourth and felt like we were in a good spot headed into the final set, but we could not get quality swings on the ball.  We can definitely use this experience to help gain confidence heading into the weekend.”

Evansville opened up with a 25-23 win in set one, but did not gain its first lead until taking a 16-15 advantage.  Cincinnati led by as many as three points early on, but with the game knotted at 15-15, a kill by Rachel TenHoor helped UE to a quick 3-0 spurt and a lead they would never give up to go up 1-0 in the match.

Set two saw Maher notch a pair of early kills as the Aces would grab an early 3-1 edge. The Bearcats fought back to take their first lead of 5-4 and made a game-changing run later.  Tied at 8-8, Cincinnati, behind a pair of kills from Harpenau, tallied the next five points to go up 13-8.  The Aces fought back, down 19-14, UE scored nine of the next 13 points to make it a 23-23 set.  Harpenau struck once again as her kill helped UC score the final two points.

Another Bearcat run proved to be the difference in the third game. The teams fought to an early 4-4 tie before Cincinnati notched five of the next six tallies to open up a 9-5 lead.  Evansville would be unable to cut the deficit below three, eventually falling 25-20.

With their backs against the wall, the Purple Aces dominated set four, taking a 25-15 win to tie up the match. The only lead Cincinnati would enjoy was a 2-1 score before UE rallied for a 6-3 lead. Their edge would keep growing throughout, reaching its highest point of ten as Kaisi Nixon wrapped up the game with a kill.

The deciding set was a back-and-forth affair with seven ties taking place, but with the score standing at 10-10, Cincinnati was able to reel off five of the final six points to take the match.

Following tonight’s tough road test, UE will enjoy the friendly confines of the Carson Center for three matches beginning with Creighton on Friday.  Drake comes to town for an MVC showdown on Saturday before facing Lipscomb on Tuesday in the final non-conference match of the season.

* Softball Open Tryouts

There will be softball open tryouts on Thursday, Sept. 22 at 6 p.m. at Cooper Stadium!


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