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Tuesday, February 28, 2012

* Campus Wide Power Outage Scheduled for Sunday, March 4

A campus-wide electrical power outage is scheduled for Sunday, March 4, from 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. This outage is required in order for Vectren to make repairs to the high-voltage distribution system serving UE. All buildings on campus will be affected.  Please call Physical Plant at extension 2775, or e-mail if you have questions or need assistance to accommodate the outage.



What's Happening Today

* Education Majors Portfolio Workshop Planned for Tonight

Tonight from 5-5:50 p.m. in Room 302 in GravesHall, ISEA will be having a portfolio workshop for all education majors. Bring your portfolios to this event, and receive advice on how to make your portfolio the best it can be!  Proofreading services will be provided and also various sample portfolios for you to look at. We hope to see you there!

* This Week in Music - UE Orchestra to Perform

The University Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Assistant Professor and Director of Orchestral Activities Brian St. John, will present a concert in Neu Chapel on Tuesday, February 28, at 7:30 p.m. The concert will open with Schubert’s Overture to Die Zauberharfe, a piece which also became associated later with the composer’s incidental music for Helmina von Chézy’s play, Rosamunde.  UE graduate and soprano Kelci Scott, last year’s Vukovich Concerto Competition co-winner, will then join the orchestra to perform arias from Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi, Carlisle Floyd’s Susannah, and Gounod’s Faust.  The orchestra will close the concert with a performance of the Polovtsian Dances from Alexander Borodin’s Prince Igor.  The concert is free and open to the public.

Assistant Professor of Music Therapy Kathleen Murphy recently spoke before the Evansville chapter of Pi Lambda Theta, a prestigious national honor society for educators.  Her presentation was entitled “Music Therapy - What’s That?”  The event took place at the Ohio Township Public Library in Newburgh, Ind.

* Information Session of 2012 Summer Asian Program in Korea and Japan

Are you interested in exploring Asian history, culture, art, music, media, economy, and politics? UE offers a five-week summer Asian program in KOREA and JAPAN from June 21-July 26. Please attend the information session on Feb. 28 (Tuesday) at 4 p.m. in SB 75 if you would like further information about the program such as costs, schedules, courses offered, field trips, etc. The summer program this year is limited to only several students. For more information, contact with Dr. Young Kim (yk28, #2688).


Upcoming Events

* Alumni Association Pre-Game party at Men's MVC Tourney: All Fans Invited

If you’re going to Friday night’s match up versus Missouri State, stop by the UE Alumni Association pre-game party at the Scottrade Center’s Top Shelf – near section 331 in the arena. Get in the Purple Aces spirit with Aces Brass, have a snack, shake a pompom and hang with other Aces fans. Students, staff, faculty, alums, families – all are invited to cheer on the Aces! Questions? Contact or extension 2586.  

* CNS Meeting

There will be a CNS meeting Wednesday night in Room 75, Schroeder Family School of Business Administration Building at 5:45 p.m. Officer elections for the 2012-2013 school year will be held. 

* Change in Location for Think Outside the Lunch Box

Today's Think Outside the Lunch Box has been moved to the auditorium on the fourth floor at Old National Bank (One Main Street in Evansville, Indiana) Usually the lecture is in the Blue and Gold Room at Old National Bank.

Associate Professor of Management Information Systems Peter Rosen will be discussing ""Building Your Personal Brand Through Social Media."

What can people learn about you from the information and photos you share on a social networking website? How can you use this global phenomenon to positively influence your reputation?

Rosen's recent research on social networking has attracted national attention from media outlets such as The Wall Street Journal, the Chicago Tribune, and Fox News.

"In my presentation, I'll discuss how you can use social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn to create a brand for yourself - showing the world where your expertise and passions lie," said Rosen. "I'll share real-life examples of people who have successfully done this, and I will also pull from my recent research on Facebook as a powerful predictor of job performance and academic success."

With colleagues at Northern Illinois University and Auburn University, Rosen recently co-authored a study titled "Social networking websites, personality ratings, and the organizational context: More than meets the eye?," which was published in the February 2012 issue of the Journal of Applied Social Psychology.

This is the second year of UE's monthly faculty lecture series. It is normally held the first Thursday of every month.

Attendees are welcome to eat lunch during the presentation. There is a restaurant conveniently located in the Old National Bank lobby.

* Book Discussion Kick Off Set for February 29

The UE campus community (students, faculty, staff, administrators, alumni) are invited to participate in our book discussion kick-off event set for Wednesday, February 29 from 4:00-5:00 p.m. in Eykamp 252, Ridgway University Center. Join us for refreshments, an overview of the book, meet others reading the book, and learn about events across the city associated with the book discussion. Those who pre-registered for a complimentary book may pick them up at the kick-off. Honors students participating in the book discussion will receive .5 points (must attend UE events too).

Spring break is around the corner and a perfect time to read with us!  Questions, contact Cherie Leonhardt at

About Community Read
The University of Evansville Office of Veterans Affairs has joined forces with the University of Southern Indiana to participate in a Community Read conversation about “War and Our Community.” This semester long project will involve readings, discussions, and reflections on the issues facing returning veterans and their community. As part of the project, the Community Read has chosen Tim O’Brien’s collection of short stories titled “The Things They Carried.” This award winning book reflects on the experiences of the Vietnam War and the challenges that veterans face upon their return. The Community Read hopes that this collection will span discussions across the community and open up a wide ranging response to the concerns of returning veterans in our community.

Discussions, lectures, and community events are planned throughout the city of Evansville including discussion groups organized through the UE Office of Veterans Affairs. Further information about upcoming events is available at


* Chi Omega's Girls Night Out

Many young women are the victims of dating violence, and some may not even know it. The members of Chi Omega are partnering with their local philanthropy, Albion Bacon Fellows Center on Wednesday, February 29 to bring awareness about this issue. All students, especially women are encouraged to attend. Bring a friend, and educate yourself about healthy relationships. The speaker starts at 7 p.m. in Eykamp Hall, Ridgway University Center.


Info You Should Know

* Health Tip - Feel Full with Fiber

Fiber has been shown to improve digestion, regulate blood sugar and help you feel fuller, longer.  Get your recommended 25-30 grams each day with several servings of fiber-rich foods like whole grains, fruits, vegetables and legumes. The nurse will be in Koch North Lobby on Thursday, March 1, 9 – 11 a.m.  Stop by for any health care questions or to check your blood pressure, blood sugar, weight, or BMI.

* AcesTV Present the Aces Wobble

AcesTV would like for you to check out their newest video, the Aces Wobble. This official music video features Aces athletic teams, several campus organization members, and every other Ace at UE! Be sure to come out to Braun Stadium to cheer on your Purple Aces Baseball team this season! Here is the link to watch the music video:

* Master Facility Plan

For those individuals who were unable to attend the campus update provided by Dr. Kazee last Thursday, we have posted the Master Facility Plan presentation on the Acelink home page.  Simply log into Acelink and look for the heading ”Master Facility Plan”.  There you will find two documents highlighting the plan.

* Students — the LinC Wants Your Opinion

Can’t remember last night, let alone last year? Maybe a new camera will help. The LinC is interested in your opinions about UE’s yearbook and yearbooks in general. Just by completing our survey, you can enter to win a Canon PowerShot digital camera. Don’t be afraid to share your thoughts — we want to know what you really think. Take the survey at or on the LinC's Facebook page at

* The LinC "Road Show" Continues

If you haven't picked up your copy of the 2011 LinC yearbook, you can do so from 1:45–2:15 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 29 in Hyde Hall Lobby.

* 2012–13 LinC Positions Available

Be a part of the award-winning LinC yearbook staff. A number of positions are available and one just might be right for you. Visit the LinC's Facebook page at to download an application. If you need more information about a position, check out the fact sheets on Facebook or e-mail

* Join the 2012–13 Crescent Magazine Staff

Be a part of Crescent Magazine for the 2012–13 school. A number of positions, including writer, columnist, designer, fact-checker and copy editor, are available and one just might be right for you. Visit the magazine's Facebook page at to download an application. If you need more information about a position, check out the fact sheets on Facebook or e-mail

* Writing Center Hours - March 2-16

The Writing Center will close at 10 p.m. Thursday, March 1, and remain closed through the end of Spring Break. The following week, March 11-16, it will be open by appointment only. If you wish to make an appointment during this week, i.e., the week following Spring Break, please email Linda Bathon ( in Academic Advising at least 24 hours in advance. In your message, state the day and time you wish to visit the Writing Center, adhering to the center's normal hours of operation: Monday noon to 5 p.m.; Tuesday through Thursday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Friday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; and Sunday through Thursday evenings 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Appointments will be awarded on a "first come, first served" basis. For an appointment on Sunday evening, Mar. 18 - and through the remainder of the semester, please use the appointment calendar available on Acelink to schedule your Writing Center sessions.   

* Teacher Education Admission Packets Now Available

Teacher Education Admission packets are now available in the School of Education office located in Graves Hall, Room 304. Your interview will be scheduled when the application and professional education portfolio (live text or hard copy) are submitted. The deadline for submission is March 12.  Scheduled interviews will be conducted on March 19, 20, and 21. Please Note:  You must meet the following requirements to apply: 1) a passing score on all three praxis 1 tests or passing ACT/SAT scores, 2) overall GPA 2.8 or better, 3) grade C or better in EDUC 100, 200, 320 or currently enrolled.

Please contact the School of Education office or your advisor if you have any questions.

* Spring Break Bookstore Sale

The UE Bookstore is offering 20% Off all UE Clothing purchases Monday-Friday, February 27-March 2nd.  There are also some clearance items specially marked during the week as well.  This is for the week before Spring Break only so stop in, save some money, and get some gear for Spring Break !  Items already on clearance or discount are excluded from this 20% sale.  Also the Bookstore will be closed the Saturdays of March 3rd and 10th during Spring Break.

* File the 2012-13 FAFSA by March 10 – Watch new video

Have questions about the FAFSA? Check out this video message from Director of Financial Aid JoAnn Laugel. She answers some commonly-asked questions, and explains the IRS Data Retrieval feature, which allows you to load tax information into the FAFSA with just a few clicks.

File the 2012-13 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at to be considered for federal, state and University financial aid, including federal student loans and federal work-study for next year.

Students from Indiana must ensure that their 2012-13 FAFSA is received by the federal processor no later than March 10, 2012; however, filing by March 10 is beneficial for all students. Questions regarding the FAFSA should be directed to the Office of Financial Aid at 812-488-2364, 800-424-8634 or .

* Village Request Cards Available - Due 5 p.m. on March 2

Students who have 44 credit hours and are wanting to live in the Villages for the 2012-13 academic year should come to the Residence Life Office and pick up Village Request Cards.  All Village Request Cards are due back to the Residence Life Office by 5 p.m., March 2.  You should Also submit your housing and food service contract on WebAdvisor this week as well.     
Click here for more information about the Housing Assignments Process, or email UEHousing.  


* Students Register for Housing on WebAdvisor

Students who will be living on campus for the Fall 2012 semester should login to WebAdvisor to fill out and submit your housing and food service contract for the 2012-13 academic year. Once you login to WebAdvisor, click the "Current Students" icon and select "Housing and Meal Plan Registration".  Contracts should be submitted by 11:59 pm on Friday, March 2.  If you have any questions, email UEHousing or call the Residence Life Office at x2956.

* Sexual Misconduct Education for UE Employees

Last week, all UE employees were assigned the following sexual misconduct education modules:
·         Sexual Harassment – Higher Education Version
·         Sexual Abuse Awareness Training: Creating a Safe Campus for Young People

If you haven’t done so already, please log on to with the following user ID and password to complete both modules:
User ID:  your UE e-mail address
Password:  aces

We request that you complete these modules by no later than March 7.

If you have any problems accessing the site or completing the modules, please contact the Office of Human Resources at ext. 2943.



* Psychology and Neuroscience Graduates

The University of Evansville has two papers published in the National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR) 2011 proceedings. The students were invited to submit their conference abstracts as papers and have gone through a rigorous peer-review process. All for students were majors in the Psychology and Neuroscience Department when they attended the 2011 NCUR conference. Kandace and Kaylea have graduated. All of these students are applying for graduate school.

A Developmental Study of Dietary Phytoestrogen Exposure During the Perinatal Period:Effects on Ultrasonic Vocalizations and Open Field Behavior
Totton, Rebecca; Bethany Sanstrum, and Kandace Leehans
The Effects of Phytoestrogens on Maternal Nesting Behaviors of the Rat
Flater, Kaylea

* Baby Announcement

Nancy Frazier, applicant specialist in the Office of Admission, has a new granddaughter. Hadley Lynn Frazier arrived at 8:14 a.m. this morning (Monday, February 27)! She weighed 7 pounds and 13 ounces and was 20 ½ iches  long. Everyone is doing great! Hadley’s parents, Ryan Frazier (UE alum) and Abbey, are very excited. The couple have two sons, Hudson and Hayden.


* Margaret McMullan

Professor of Creative Writing Margaret McMullan’s latest novel Sources Of Light has recently been nominated for the 2012-2013 Oklahoma Library Association’s Sequoyah Book Award. The Sequoyah Book Award program is one of the most prestigious of the state student choice awards in the nation. Throughout the year, students will read and discuss the book.  Awarded an American Library Association Best Book for Young Adults, the Best YA Book of Indiana, and a Chicago Public Library Teen Selection, Sources of Light was also nominated for the National Book Award, the Capital Choice Award, and the Dorothy Canfield Fisher Book Award in Vermont. It will be released in paperback this summer. Professor McMullan is the Melvin M. Peterson Endowed Chair in Literature and Writing.



* Colt Ryan Notches Third MVC Player Of The Week Win Of Season

Batesville, Ind. native Colt Ryan picked up his third Missouri Valley Conference Player of the Week honor after scoring a career-high 43 points at Creighton before leading UE to an overtime win against Missouri State that gave the Aces the win they needed to clinch the third seed entering the MVC Tournament.

In a week that saw the University of Evansville clinch its best league finish in over ten years, Ryan showed why he finished as the MVC's leading scorer in league play.  He began the week with the game of his career at Creighton. 

The junior scored a career-high 43 points, marking just the fourth 40-point game in UE history and the first since 1992.  Ryan hit 17 out of 24 shots, was 4-8 from three-point range and finished with six rebounds, five steals and four assists in 41 minutes of action. 

He wrapped up the regular season by helping the Aces to an overtime win against Missouri State as he scored 12 points to go along with five rebounds, three assists and a steal.  For the week, Ryan averaged 27.5 PPG, 5.5 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 3 steals per game as the Aces finished the year third in the Valley.


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