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Tuesday, October 4, 2011

What's Happening Today

* Event for Prospective Religion Major/Minors and Ethics Minors

Anyone who is interested in becoming a religion major/minor or an ethics minor is invited to a Coffee Hour for Prospective Majors/Minors TODAY at 4 p.m., upstairs in the Class of 1959 Gallery in Ridgway University Center.

* Alton Brown Leadership Webcast – Tonight!

Tonight at 6 p.m. in Eykamp Hall 251, Ridgway University Center, the National Society of Leadership and Success will hold a live webcast featuring Alton Brown, titled, "A Few of the Secrets of My Semi-Moderate Success." Brown is writer, director, and host of the Food Network show Good Eats, an expert commentator on Iron Chef America, and host of The Next Iron Chef America.  As Brown says: "Unless you're already rich and famous, you may want to show up for this one."   This webcast will be the first of a series of three for the upcoming semester.  Please contact Emily Fiedler, coordinator of Cultural Engagement and Leadership, at or x2279 with questions.

* Event for Education Majors

Attention Education Majors! ISEA is having the event Using Technology in the Classroom today at 5 p.m. in Room 238 in Graves Hall. Come and learn about using Promethean boards and netbooks.

* SAB Presents Paul Varghese

Comedian Paul Varghese will be performing Tuesday, Oct. 4 at 8 p.m. in Eykamp 251, Ridgway University Center.  Paul Varghese's act includes a number of observations about being Indian, providing outsider-looking-in and insider-looking-out commentary, while also exploring an array of topics and issues outside that realm.  Don't miss it!

* This Week in Music

The Department of Music continues its First Tuesday Concert Series in Wheeler Concert Hall Tuesday evening at 7:30 p.m. with a “Classical Jazz” concert.  Since its inception and rise to popularity in turn-of-the-century New Orleans, jazz has inspired composers of the Classical tradition, leading them to create works that bridge the gap between the two styles by creatively blending characteristics of each.  Several great jazz musicians have crossed the bar as well, composing jazz-flavored works for the traditional concert orchestra or a collection of instruments from it.  The performance Tuesday night will feature fifteen Department of Music faculty members performing various jazz-inspired works by Claude Debussy, Maurice Ravel, George Gershwin, and Duke Ellington, among others.  The concert is free and open to the public.

* It's Yearbook Picture Time!

Stop by the yearbook table and have your picture taken for the 2012 LinC.  It's FREE for freshmen, sophomores, juniors, exchange students, Intensive English students and non-graduating seniors.

Tuesday,  Oct. 4
Ridgway University Center, first floor
11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Wednesday, Oct. 5
Ridgway University Center, first floor
11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Thursday, Oct. 6
Ridgway University Center, first floor
5 to 9 p.m.


* 2011 LinCs Available at Ridgway University Center

Still haven't picked up your 2011 LinC?

Stop by the yearbook table in Ridgway University Center this week at the following times: Tuesday, Oct. 4 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Wednesday, Oct. 5 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; and Thursday, Oct. 6 from 5 to 9 p.m. to get your book.  If you can't make it during those times, yearbooks can still be picked up in Student Publications, located on the second floor of Ridgway University Center.  

* Appeals on Wheels

Interested in how an Appeals Court case is processed? If you are, you should come to Room 170 (Smythe Lecture Hall) in the Schroeder Family School of Business Administration Building from 3-5 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 4 and watch Appeals on Wheels! At this event, which is free and open to the public, three Indiana Supreme Court judges will hear oral arguments. If you have questions, contact Deb Howard, professor of law and director of legal studies, at ext 2389 or Kay Norris at ext. 2687. This event is being sponsored by the Department of Law, Politics & Society and Phi Alpha Delta.


Upcoming Events

* Sharon Kazee to Speak at Andiron Lecture

Dr. Sharon Kazee will be the speaker at the Andiron Lecture on Wednesday, Oct. 5 in Eykamp 252, Ridgway University Center. The lecture is at 4 p.m., with a social gathering with beverages at 3:45 p.m. Her topic will be “Arts for Our Sake: The Arts Imperative in Today’s Educational Climate.”

Sharon Kazee earned her PhD in educational administration at the University of South Carolina. Before coming to Evansville, she served as the dean and vice president for arts and academics at the South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities, as fine arts coordinator with Greenville County Schools in South Carolina, and curriculum specialist for performing arts with Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools in North Carolina. She recently received the Individual Research Initiative Award presented by the Arts Schools Network. Through her active community involvement, she is an advocate for arts and education initiatives.

In today’s educational environment, where uniform curriculum standards and high-stakes accountability are center stage, much of the recent research supporting arts education focuses on the extrinsic benefits of studying the arts. These studies indicate the arts are a vehicle for improvement in areas beyond themselves, such as academic performance, attendance, and behavior.  In contrast, this presentation will focus on the intrinsic value of the arts and why they are essential components of our students’ educational experience. Kazee will discuss her research related to musical expression and the current challenges encountered by arts advocates and educators.

For further information, call the series coordinator M. Christine Mohn at 812-488-2585 or the College of Arts at 812-488-2589.

* Order Game Day BBQ!

Game Day BBQ! Orders must be submitted by Tuesday, Oct. 11 at noon.  Pick up will be on Saturday, Oct. 15 on the west side of the campus near the Armory parking lot by the softball field. This is a fundraiser for the Ace’s Strength and Conditioning Department. Please email or call 488-2298 to place an order for either pulled pork by the pound at $8.50 per pound (5 lb. and 10 lb. discounts) or entire pork butts for $22. The S&C department will make phone call reminders on Friday, Oct. 14.  Don’t miss out on great BBQ ready to pick up and eat for the games on Saturday!!

* Thursday's "Think Outside the Lunch Box" to Discuss Emerging Economies

UE's Think Outside the Lunch Box Faculty Speaker Series is back for the 2011-12 academic year! The series kicks off Thursday, Oct. 6 at noon. Dan Miller, director of UE's Institute for Global Enterprise in Indiana, will discuss the terms "BRIC" and "CIVETS" (acronyms for countries with fast-growing economies), then explore the opportunities these markets present for business and personal investing. Miller will speak in the Blue and Gold Room in Old National Bank's downtown headquarters. The event is free and open to the public. Click here for more about Miller's presentation.

* UE Idol

Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia is proud to present the annual UE Idol! The theme for this year is 90's music, so come have a great time playing/singing your childhood favorites! Not musical?  No problem - come watch! The event will be Oct. 21 in Wheeler Concert Hall at 7 p.m. Cost is just $15 to enter an act (of any size), or $5 for audience members.  Performers please give a copy of your sheet music or lead sheets to Nick Seibert at by Oct. 4 so that the band can rehearse your song.


* Author Michael Martone to Speak at Creative Writing Coffee Hour

Author Michael Martone will speak at the Creative Writing Coffee Hour on Thursday, Oct.  6,  at 4 p.m. in the Melvin Peterson Gallery. Martone, a native of Fort Wayne, Ind., is the author of five books of fiction, most recently, Double-wide: Collected Fiction of Michael Martone (Quarry Books, 2007). His collection of essays, The Flatness and Other Landscapes, won the AWP Award for Nonfiction, and he edited, with Lex Williford, The Scribner Anthology of Contemporary Short Fiction. A graduate of The Writing Seminars at Johns Hopkins, Martone has received two fellowships from the NEA and a grant from the Ingram Merrill Foundation. He is currently a professor at the University of Alabama.

* Linguapalooza Set for Thursday

The Department of Foreign Languages will be having its seventh Annual “Linguapalooza” event on Thursday, Oct. 6. Area high school students have been invited to campus to sharpen their foreign language skills by participating in culture, conversation and interactive sessions throughout the day. The last session will be an initiation to an additional foreign language (Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Hebrew, Indonesian, Japanese, Russian and Wolof).  Students will also take a tour of campus in their studied language.  Eleven area high schools as well as students from the homeschool community are participating this year with a total of 153 students.  The schools are:  Evansville Day, Jasper, Mater Dei, Southridge, Bosse, Owensboro Catholic, Mt. Vernon, Castle, Reitz, Apollo and Harrison.


* I-House: Mongolia

Know where Ulaanbaatar, Ulaangom, and Uliastay are? If  not - find out this week at I-House: Mongolia, where student Erdene Chuluunhuu will present information on his home country.  Join us 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.


* Graduate and Professional School Forum

The Graduate and Professional School Forum is scheduled for next 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 complete list of panelists includes:
Dr. Mark Cirino  English Professor, University of Evansville
Derek Jones ’03  PhD Candidate in Philosophy, Indiana University
Dr. Wesley Durham  Director, Master of Arts in Communication, University of Southern Indiana
Sarah Rathbun  Asst. Director, Graduate Student Recruitment, SPEA Master's Program, Indiana University
Dr. Margaret Stevenson  Psychology Professor, University of Evansville

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.


Info You Should Know

* HPSAC Seeking Partner Organization

The Honors Program Student Advisory Committee (HPSAC) is currently looking for another organization to partner with to organize an educational or cultural trip this semester for an organization’s members and students in UE’s Honors Program. HPSAC is open to suggestions from all organizations. In past years, HPSAC partnered with the Psychology Club on a trip to the Kinsey Institute at Indiana University and collaborated with the Archaeology and History Clubs on a trip to the Indiana State Museum to see the Titanic Exhibit.

If you are interested, please contact Jessi Kraemer at by Oct. 5.

* Writing Center Closed During Fall Break

The Writing Center will be closed during Fall Break. Doors will reopen at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 12. Anyone wishing to make an appointment at the center may do so online through AceLink: Just click on "Areas," then "Writing Center," then "Create an Appointment." 


* Campus Dining Fall Break Hours

The Cafe Court's last meal will be dinner on Friday, Oct. 8 from 4:30-5:30 p.m.  The first meal back is dinner on Tuesday, Oct. 12, and it will be served at normal hours.  Also, Ace's Place and Jazzman's will close at 2 p.m. on Oct. 8.  They will reopen Oct. 13 and resume normal hours.

* Fitness Center Fall Break Hours

Fitness Center Hours for Fall Break are as follows:
Friday, Oct. 7  - 6:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Saturday, Oct, 8  - Closed
Sunday, Oct. 9 – Closed
Monday, Oct. 10 – 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Tuesday, Oct. 11 – 8 a.m.  to 7 p.m.

Regular hours resume Wednesday, Oct. 12

* Sodexo Customer Service Satisfaction

Sodexo is requesting your participation in an important online survey about your recent dining experiences on campus.  In return for your participation, you will receive a coupon for 50% off any tall beverage at Jazzman’s! To log-in now and participate in this online survey, please visit and use Log-in ID 79404 .The survey will take about 7-9 minutes max to complete and will only be available from Oct. 3-16. Questions about the survey may be directed to Lindsey Mitchell at



* Amanda Green and Jennifer Mason

Congratulations to UE students Amanda Green and Jennifer Mason on their new jobs at Keep Evansville Beautiful. Green, who is working toward a Bachelor of Science in global leadership through UE's Center for Adult Education, will represent KEB as the civic education coordinator. She will work with schools and community groups to arrange opportunities for education about civil responsibility and recycling. Mason, who is enrolled in UE's Bachelor of Science in organizational leadership program (also offered through the Center for Adult Education), will serve as public affairs coordinator. She will collaborate with community and governmental leaders for public initiatives and lead KEB projects such as the Great American Clean-up.



* Men's Golf Stands In Second After Two Round At Butler

Michael Sainz shot a 4-under 140 in Monday’s opening two round of the Butler Invitational as the Purple Aces enter Tuesday’s final round in second place.

Sainz shot identical scores of 70 to enter the final round just two shots out of first place.  Quinn Vilneff continued his stellar start to the season.  The freshman shot a 143 on Monday, which included a 3-under 69 in the second round.  He is tied for seventh place along with fellow Aces Neal Millay.

Millay opened up with a 70 in the first round before recording a 73 in Monday’s second round of 18.  Andrew Luo was the fourth Evansville player on the leaderboard, carding a 145 as he enters Tuesday in a tie for 17th.  Griffin Wood was the fifth Ace to wrap up day one in the top 21 as he notched a 146 and is tied for 21st.

As a team, Evansville shot a 568 on Monday and is just three shots off of Butler’s top pace of a 565.  The Bulldogs saw all five of their golfers finish up Monday in the top 17, led by Andrew Wegeng.  Wegeng was the top individual, tallying a 138, including a 7-under 65 in the second round.

The Aces will play the final 18 holes on Tuesday to wrap up the tournament. 

* Aces Women In Sixth Place After Round One At Butler

Senior Lauren Ellerman shot a 2-over 74 to lead the Purple Aces women’s golf team into a tie for sixth place following the opening 18 holes of the Butler Invitational at Highland Country Club.

Ellerman stands in a tie for sixth place after shooting a 74 on Monday.  She stands just two strokes off the lead entering Tuesday’s single round of 18 holes.

Cathy Doyle recorded a 75 on Monday, the top effort of her freshman career.  Her top previous round came when she shot an 84 in the second round of the season-opening Redbird Invitational.  Doyle is tied for tenth place.

Sydney Skiles carded a 79 and is tied for 28th while Alyssa Key came in with an 81.  Dana Hayden was the fifth Ace to play, finishing with a 92.

Three players are tied atop the individual leaderboard, tallying an even 72 on the day.  Michele Nash of Butler, Meghan Perry from Ball State along with Jordan Essman of IUPUI each finished on par to open the tournament.

Nash’s performance helped Butler take a five-stroke lead on day one.  The Bulldogs shot a 295 while Indiana State and Ball State came in with a 300.  Butler had three of the top six players in the opening round.  Evansville notched a 309 and stands just one shot behind Western Illinois and IUPUI, who are tied for fourth place.

The Aces will play the final 18 holes on Tuesday to wrap up the tournament. 


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