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Friday, April 19, 2013

* Summer Hours

The University will begin a modified summer schedule on May 6 through August 9, 2013.  Business hours for the campus will be adjusted during this period to 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  In all cases, the area supervisor is responsible for the scheduling decisions that will best meet the University’s and their respective department’s service requirements during business hours.  We will return to regular hours on Monday, August 12, 2013.

The modified summer work schedule is incumbent on ensuring coverage to service our many constituencies.  It is important to maintain our commitment and communication with students and their parents during the summer months.  Your assistance in this regard is greatly appreciated.

* UE Welcomes Renowned Writer Joyce Carol Oates for Two-Day Symposium

The University of Evansville’s Department of Creative Writing, with generous support from the Efroymson Family Fund, will host a two-day symposium on April 19-20 dedicated to the life and work of world-renowned author Joyce Carol Oates.

The symposium includes the following events, all of which are free. All - except the Young Writers Workshop - are also open to the public:

• A reading by Joyce Carol Oates at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 19 in Eykamp Hall (Ridgway University Center), followed by a book signing and reception

• A question-and-answer session with Joyce Carol Oates at 9 a.m. Saturday, April 20 in Shanklin Theatre

• A writers’ panel on Joyce Carol Oates at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, April 20 in Smythe Lecture Hall (Room 170, Schroeder School of Business Building), featuring writers Pinckney Benedict, Laura Benedict, Laurence Goldstein, and Margaret McMullan

• A young writers’ panel on Joyce Carol Oates at 7:45 a.m. Saturday, April 20 in Smythe Lecture Hall (Room 170), Schroeder School of Business Building, featuring four UE creative writing students

• A screening of the film “We Were the Mulvaneys” at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 20 in Cokes Lecture Hall (Room 126, Hyde Hall). The film is based on the novel by Joyce Carol Oates and stars Beau Bridges and Blythe Danner.

• 1:30 p.m.    Young Writers Workshop (Wahnita DeLong Writers Workshop) at 1:30 p.m., Saturday, April 20 in the Rare Books Room in the Library. The workshop will be led by Pinckney Benedict.

In April 2012, the Department of Creative Writing received a $10,000 grant from the Efroymson Family Fund to help fund the Joyce Carol Oates Symposium, which follows the tradition of the successful Arthur Miller Symposium that took place at UE in 1998.

Oates is one of the world’s most distinguished writers, having been nominated three times for the Nobel Prize. Born in upstate New York in 1938, Oates earned her Bachelor of Arts from Syracuse University in 1960 and her Master of Arts from the University of Wisconsin in 1961. She is currently the Roger S. Berlind Distinguished Professor of the Humanities at Princeton University.

Her literary accomplishments have been recognized by numerous awards, including the Fairfax Prize for Lifetime Achievement in the Literary Arts, the PEN/Malamud Award for Excellence in short fiction, the Rosenthal Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and the O’Henry Prize for Continued Achievement in the Short Story. In 2010 she was awarded the National Humanities Medal by President Barack Obama.

The symposium falls on the 50th anniversary of Oates’ first published book, By the North Gate (1963), a collection of short stories. Since then, Oates has published over 80 books in numerous genres: novels, short story collections, poetry, plays, literary criticism, children’s books, mystery and horror novels, various anthologies, and even a book-length essay entitled On Boxing. Her works of fiction include: Them, winner of the National Book Award; Black Water, nominated for the Pulitzer Prize; Zombie, recipient of the Bram Stoker Award; What I Lived For, nominated for the PEN/Faulkner Award; Blonde, nominated for the Pulitzer Prize; You Must Remember This, praised as “an American masterpiece” by James Atlas; The Falls, recipient of France’s prestigious Prix Femina; We Were The Mulvaneys, selected as an Oprah Book of the Month and subsequently made into a movie starring Beau Bridges and Blythe Danner; and the New York Times bestseller The Gravedigger’s Daughter.

The University of Evansville wishes to thank the Efroymson Family Fund, a fund of the Central Indiana Community Foundation, for its support of the arts at UE. Since the fund was established in 1998, it has awarded more than $70 million to nonprofit organizations in central Indiana and beyond. For more information on the Efroymson Family Fund, please visit



What's Happening Today

* UE Opera Presents The Magic Flute

UE Opera presents Mozart’s The Magic Flute in Wheeler Concert Hall, April 19 and 20 at 7:30 PM.  Tickets are $10 and free with UE ID.  Presented with English dialogue and German music (translations will be broadcast above the stage), UEO will perform one of the most popular operas in the world in a fully staged and immersive performance unlike any you’ve ever seen.  With moments of hilarious comedy and heart-breaking sadness, Magic Flute has it all, so this is the perfect performance to see for someone who’s never seen an opera or an avid fan.

* Music Therapy Program Activities

The University of Evansville Music Therapy Program is pleased to welcome Elizabeth “Beth” Schwartz, MM, MT-BC to campus.  Ms. Schwartz, is recognized internationally for her work in early childhood music therapy. She is the author of Music, Therapy, and Early Childhood, a comprehensive guide to music therapy with young children.  She has also recently published “You & Me Makes We” a song-book of 101 original compositions Ms. Schwartz composed from her extensive experience working with children ages 0 to 5.  Ms. Schwartz will be facilitating a workshop for UE students on songwriting for early childhood music therapy, Friday April 19, 2013.

The University of Evansville Music Therapy Program will also be hosting a continuing education program for music therapists in the tri-state area in collaboration with the Association of Indiana Music Therapy on Saturday April 20. 2013. Elizabeth Schwartz will begin the program with her presentation: From Chaos to Community: Early Childhood Groups for Children with Autism.  Kathleen M. Murphy, PhD, MT-BC, Assistant Professor of Music Therapy will be facilitating the afternoon session: “Creativity and Self-Care.

* Bookstore Sidewalk Sale Moved Indoors

The Bookstore Sidewalk sale has been moved indoors due to the wind and threat of rain Thursday. Items will be available for sale in the store and just outside the door on THURSDAY & FRIDAY from 10AM to 3PM each day.  Come early for best selection.  Items are reduced to sell including one of kinds, discontinued, and slightly defective merchandise.

* Philosophy Lecture Planned for April 19

Philip Woodward, currently a graduate student from Indiana University will ge giving a talk on philosophy on Friday, April 19 from 4-5:15 p.m. in Room 71, Schroeder Family School of Business Building. His topic will be: "Mental Content and Transparent Access (or: Why All Relational Theories of Intentionality Are Wrong)"

* UE Theatre Presents Romeo and Juliet

The UE Theatre presents William Shakespeare's ROMEO AND JULIET, April 18, 19, 20 at 7:30 pm and April 21 at 2:00 pm in Shanklin Theatre.  Thanks to a generous grant from the Arts Council of Southwestern Indiana, over 1600 area high school students have come to the UE campus to see one of the four 9 am performances this past week.  This grant also made possible an online video study guide for classroom use about the UE production.  Check it out here:  Tickets for the remaining performances are $14 adult, $12 senior adult/UE faculty & staff, and any non-UE student.  UE students may pick up their FREE ticket at noon on the day of the performance they wish to attend.  The ticket office can be reached by calling 812.488.2031.

* Come to the Book Fair from April 17-19!

The Indiana Student Education Association is holding their annual Scholastic Book fair Wednesday April 17- Friday April 19, in Ridgway University Center from 9 am - 5 pm. Please come out and support the ISEA, and get some amazing books to read.

* Hot Tub-a-Thon to Benefit Easter Seals Rehabilitation Center

FIJI's 13th Annual Hot Tub-A-Thon benefitting Easter Seals Rehabilitation Center will be this Friday and Saturday, April 19-20, from 3:00 pm to 3:00 pm. In addition to spots in the hot tub itself, there will be food and t-shirts for sale with all proceeds going directly towards Easter Seals. The members of FIJI hope to see you there!


* Chi Omega Don't Stop Rocking Event Set for Friday

The members of Chi Omega are hosting their spring philanthropy on Friday, April 19  from 8 am-6 pm on the East Terrace of Ridgway University Center. It is $3 to rock for 15 minutes. Come participate for $1 in the high heeled race, "Walk in Her Shoes," at 5 pm. All proceeds are going to the Albion Fellows Bacon Center, a home for domestically abused women. New toiletry items are also being accepted as donations.

* This Friday Is National Day of Silence

This Friday - April 19  - is the National Day of Silence. PRIDE will have tables in Ridgway University Center on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. Stop by to sign up and show your support for LGBT awareness and get some free stuff! There will also be a march sponsored by UE PRIDE, on Friday at 5 pm. starting on the East Terrace outside of Ridgway University Center.

* Cheerleading Tryouts 2013-1014

Cheerleading tryouts for the 2013-2014 season will be held this coming weekend, April 19 and 20.  The 19th is a mandatory clinic from 5-7 pm in the small gym at Carson.  Tryouts will be held the following morning at 9am.  Please contact head coach Courtney Moore for requirements and more details at 


* National Library Week Exhibit at UE Libraries

To celebrate National Library Week, UE Libraries offers an exhibit in the entry lobby which promotes careers in Librarianship and Information Services.  The many career opportunities across libraries and information technology are highlighted.  Graduate degree programs throughout Canada, the United Kingdom, and the United States are provided.  National Library Week exhibit continues through April 21.


Upcoming Events

* Catholic Mass on Campus Sunday

Father Lowell Will, pastor of St. Clement Catholic Church in Boonville, will be the celebrant of this Sunday's 1:00 p.m. Mass in Neu Chapel. The Newman Choir and strings will lead the music, and UE students will serve in the other liturgical ministries. Everyone is welcome!

* Newman Center End-of-the-Year Cookout Monday

The Newman Catholic Student Center will be having its end-of-the-year cookout on Monday, with burgers and barbecued pork. Stop by for this final dinner of the school year, and take the opportunity to wish the graduating seniors well as they prepare to move on from UE. Dinner will be served from 5:00 to 6:30. The Newman Center is located at 1901 Lincoln Avenue, just across the street from UE's front oval and Koch Center. Contact Mike Roesch at mr201 with any questions.

* Reception for Patti Lodato

Please join us as we wish Patti Lodato, Academic Director of the Writing Center, well in her retirement. An open house reception will be held on Wednesday, April 24 from 1:30 to 3:00 p.m. in the Writing Center, Clifford Memorial Library room 253.

* Free Paper Shredding and Obsolete Electronics Recycling Day April 24

Once again this spring, the very successful free paper recycling day will be augmented by a free obsolete electronics recycling day. This University supported event is scheduled on Wednesday, April 24 - Reading/Study Day. Here are the details:

Paper shredding – 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. in the Koch Center parking lot
Free paper shredding by Piranha Mobile Shredding will return to the campus once again!  All UE students, faculty, staff and alumni can take advantage of this free service. So, if mounds of paper are taking over your office, home or room, this is the time to gather those old files, receipts, cancelled checks, tax forms, etc.  No need to take out the staples or paper clips. Avoid identity theft by having confidential information permanently destroyed.  Please no telephone books, magazines or newspapers.  Also, please note that there is a 100lb. paper limit per visit (number of visits is not limited).

Obsolete Electronics Recycling - Hale loop drive from 12 to 2 pm; and on the Lagoon from 2 to 4 pm.
Students and employees (faculty, administrators, staff) can bring their personal, obsolete electronic equipment to be recycled at no cost. Accepted items include: CRT monitors, LCD displays, computers, printers, fax machines, laptops, cell phones, PDAs, cables, circuit boards, connectors, electrical equipment, audio video equipment, DVD players, stereos, radios, calculators, TVs, speakers, VCRs, microwave ovens and small refrigerators as allowed in dorms. Some items that C&I Electronics CANNOT accept are fluorescent light bulbs (including compact bulbs), lead acid batteries, loose batteries (except batteries within electronics), full size refrigerators, stoves, vacuum cleaners, dehumidifiers, and any other items C&I Electronics deems not acceptable. Please NO electronics owned by the University.

For more information or questions contact Jan Schrader at js652 or 2697.

* Retirement Reception for Dr. Charles Watson Planned for April 25

Please join the University of Evansville and the School of Education for a retirement reception in honor of Dr. Charles Watson, Professor of Education and Chairperson of the School of Education.  The reception will be held on Thursday, April 25, from 3:00 – 4:30 p.m. in Graves Hall, Room 240.

Dr. Watson has been involved in teaching, education, and school improvement for over 40 years. He has been a middle school math and science teacher and administrator in schools in Colorado, North Carolina, and Virginia. After working and teaching in Colorado Springs, Colorado, and Carteret County Schools in North Carolina, Dr. Watson was a Professor in the School of Education at James Madison University and Executive Director of the Virginia Middle School Association. 

He came to the University of Evansville in 2003.   Watson has served the University on various committees including the General Education Subcommittee, University Assessment, Fiscal Affairs, Technology Strategic Planning, and Teacher of the Year Selection Committees, and the HCL/NCA Committee on Acquisition, Discovery, and Application of Knowledge.  He has received the College of Education and Health Sciences Dean’s Outstanding Teacher Award.

In the Evansville community, he has been privileged to serve on the Evansville-Vanderburgh School Corporation’s Early Childhood Development Coalition Board, United Way Needs Assessment, and Mind in the Making Coordinating Committees and Site Councils for Washington, Evans, Fairlawn, Dexter and Scott schools.  He is a founding member of the Weinbach Kiwanis Club and current president.

Dr. Watson received his B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Evansville, his M.A. in Guidance and Counseling from the University of Colorado, and his Ed.D. in Educational Leadership from East Carolina University.  Throughout his career he has authored and coauthored numerous books on education and teaching.

Chuck and his wife, Lucy, plan to retire to Jacksonville, Florida.  They have six children and five grandchildren.

* Retirees Honored This Sunday, All Invited

The campus is invited to this year's Tree-Planting and Retirement Reception this Sunday, April 21st, beginning at 1:00.  Those retirees being honored are Mr. William Brown (Art), Dr. William Connolly (Philosophy & Religion), Dr. William Morrison (Chemistry) and Dr. Charles Watson (Education).  Please come and share in this celebration which begins at 1:00 on the NW Lawn of Olmsted and continues with a reception immediately following in the Class of '59 Gallery in the Ridgway University Center.  Hope to see you there!

* JDRF Hotdog Picnic Fundraiser – April 22

The Dunigan Family Department of Nursing and Health Sciences is hosting a hot dog picnic fundraiser for juvenile diabetes research on Monday, April 22 on Ridgway University Center’s East Terrace from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.  For $7 you get a chili dog, chips, dessert and a drink. For $5 you get a hot dog, chips, dessert and a drink. Please come out and support JDRF!

* Seniors: Win a Diploma Frame!

Current seniors set to graduate in May are invited to take part in The Alumni Association Facebook “Then & Now” contest. To enter, first “like” the Alumni Association page, Then post a side-by-side photo using a photo of yourself from freshman year and a photo of yourself from senior year. Show us how much you have changed while at UE! The contest will be open Wed. April 17 at 12:00 pm until Wed. April 24, 12:00 pm. Any photo editing software can be used to combine the two photos. Suggested smart phone apps include Pic Stitch and InstaCollage, but all are acceptable. One randomly selected winner will receive a diploma frame!

* Homecoming 2013 Reunion Weekend Set for November 1 – 3

The date for Homecoming 2013 has been set for November 1-3.  Both men’s and women’s exhibition basketball games will be a part of the Saturday festivities, along with the new tradition – Aces Fan Fest.  Plans are underway for class reunions and a few specialty groups.  The goals is to attract as many alums as possible back to campus.   If your organization would like to sponsor an event or plan a reunion, please contact Sylvia DeVault, director of alumni and parent relations, at or call extension 2586 before the end of this academic year. 


* Rent a Puppy on April 20!

Zeta Tau Alpha will be hosting Rent a Puppy again this year. It will be Saturday April 20 from 10 am -3:30 pm. in the grassy area by Weinbach Apartments and the Fraternities. We will be bringing dogs from Henderson and Warrick County. $5 tickets for 10 minutes to spend playing alone with the dogs. If you get a group of 5 together, then the cost is only $15!!!

All proceeds go the Humane Societies to repair their facilities and buy food and supplies for the animals. Donations are also welcome.

This event is open to all family, friends, staff, and faculty to come and support the Humane Societies and play with dogs. Also - these dogs are adoptable - so if you are thinking of getting a dog, you should come by - the perfect dog for you might be there!

If you have any questions email Heather Sisk at


* Lunch With The Aces Set For April 25 At Outback

One of the top fundraisers for the University of Evansville Department of Athletics Scholarship Fund will take place on Thursday, April 25 as Lunch With The Aces will take place once again.

Outback Steakhouse on the east side of Evansville on the Lloyd Expressway will play host to the event once again.  It begins at 11:30 a.m. and will cost $25 per person.  Each lunch features fresh baked bread, a garden salad, bushman ‘shrooms, grilled steak, grilled chicken, garlic mashed potatoes and classic cheesecake along with a drink.

The deadline to register is Friday, April 19.  For more information, please call UE Senior Associate Athletics Director Dwight Merilatt at 812-488-2287.

All proceeds benefit the University of Evansville Department of Athletics Scholarship Fund.  Special thanks go out to Outback Steakhouse for presenting the fundraiser.

* UE Senior Night!

Attention all 2013 graduating seniors! Please join us for UE Senior Night at RiRa’s on Tuesday, April 23, from 7-11 p.m. There will be free food and soft drinks. This event is sponsored by: Student Alumni Ambassadors (SAA), UE Office of Alumni and Parent Relations, and UE Senior Gift Committee. No Shuttle Service will be available. Event is free. Please register online at 

* UE Students Invited to Attend Annual Breakfast with the CEO

UE students are cordially invited to attend the 4th annual Breakfast with the CEO event on Wednesday, April 24 from 8-9:30 a.m. in Eykamp 252, Ridgway University Center.. The featured CEO and Keynote Speaker will be Parri O. Black,
president & CEO of Youth First, Inc.

RSVP online at 

For more information, please contact Monica Spencer at 812-488-4065 or

* UE to Host "The Beauty of Engineering" Workshop April 27

Tri-State Women in Computing and Engineering (TWICE) will host The Beauty of Engineering, a half-day workshop for girls in grades four through eight, Saturday, April 27 on the University of Evansville campus.

Check-in will begin at 7:30 a.m. in the Koch Center for Engineering and Science, and the event will end at approximately 11:15 a.m. The cost is $6 per participant, and registration is open to individuals and organizations that wish to bring a group.

The Beauty of Engineering is an opportunity for girls to learn about engineering and computer science by rotating through four activity stations, each staffed by female professionals in the fields.  Each station will feature a lesson and hands-on exercise.

Advance registration is required. Forms and information are available at the TWICE website,, under “Upcoming Events.” The registration deadline is April 22.

TWICE is made possible by a grant from the Alcoa Foundation in partnership with the University of Evansville College of Engineering and Computer Science. 


Info You Should Know

* Lost Laptop Charger

A student left his Macbook Pro laptop charger in the lab in Hyde Hall Room 201 on Thursday, April 18. If anyone has found it, please send an e-mail to 

* Final Exams: Come to the Libraries for Quiet Study!

UE Libraries offers quiet study spaces as you prepare for Final Exams. Individual study carrels, Group Study Rooms, study tables, and casual seating are available on all four levels of the Libraries. We encourage you to take full advantage of the quiet study areas available at your library.

* Win an iPad at Book Buyback

The semester end book buyback at the UE Bookstore runs Noon, April 24th through 4PM on May 1st.  We freely quote books whether used on this campus or not.  Please remember to bring all components of books you purchased as it may affect the price you receive.  Workbooks and programmed texts generally need to be clean of marks to have any value.  We have a large listing of books we are offering special pricing well above wholesale.  Also everytime you sell books you can register for the drawing where we are giving away an iPad and a $100 Bookstore gift card. Winners will be notified.  Also during the week all clothing and gifts will be 20% off the regular price during the buyback period.  And don't forget if your group is registered for the Group Buyback Promotion be sure to use your code to credit your group's total so that your group can win the $200 first prize.  Bring your student ID as well, you do NOT need your original receipt to sell books.  AND YOU ALWAYS GET CASH ON THE SPOT!  If you have any questions please contact the UE Bookstore. 

* Family Weekend 2013 Date Set for September 27-29. Make Plans Now!

Over 250 families and 600 people were on campus for Family Weekend 2012!  Family Weekend is scheduled for September 27-29, 2013. The Office of Alumni and Parent Relations is working on event planning. If your department or organization would like to have an event during Family Weekend, please complete the “Family Weekend Event Form” by clicking on this link:, or by e-mailing the information to:  Like last year’s successful weekend, we would like to have a lot of student and department participation!  If you have any questions, please contact Angela Williams, at 488-2900 or Donna Jones, at 488-2586.

* Wanted: Students to Blog about Their University of Evansville Experiences

The Office of Admission is looking for students to blog about their 2013-14 UE experiences. Bloggers will receive $250 per semester upon fulfilling the requirements which include:
• Share about campus life at least twice a month. Posts can include written posts, photos, or videos.

Interested students should e-mail Kim McDonald ( a sample post. Students selected to blog will be asked to write an intro post and provide a photo.

For more information or if you have any questions, contact Kim at km117 or ext. 2683.

* Executive Board Opportunities with Colleges Against Cancer

UE's Colleges Against Cancer is accepting applications for next year's executive board! There are eleven positions available - from Promotions Chair to Survivorship Chair.

You don't need to be a current member to apply! The application deadline is Wednesday, April 24th.

CAC is an organization that aims to raise awareness about various types of cancers, conducts fundraisers for cancer research, and plans and organizes Relay for Life.

For a full list and description of the available positions and to receive the application form, please email Becky Calahan at

* Libraries Announces Extended Final Exam Hours Schedule

UE Libraries will extend its schedule of hours for Final Examinations beginning on Reading/Study Day
through April 30th.  Hours schedule follows.  Contact William Louden, University Librarian, with
questions at either 488.2376  or

·         Wednesday, April 24th:     7:45  a.m.  -  1:00  a.m.
·          Thursday, April 25th:          7:45  a.m.  -  1:00  a.m.
·          Friday, April 26th:                7:45  a.m.  -  8:00  p.m.
·          Saturday, April 27th:         10:00 a.m.  -  8:00  p.m.
·          Sunday, April 28th:                      Noon  -  1:00  a.m.            
·          Monday, April 29th:            7:45  a.m.  -  1:00  a.m.
·          Tuesday, April 30th:            7:45  a.m.  -  Midnight
·          Wednesday, May 1st:       7:45  a.m.  -  5:00  p.m.

* Class of 2013 - Would You Like to Leave a Legacy at UE?

Class of 2013 would you like to leave your legacy at UE?  As a graduating class you can show UE how much you have appreciated the support shown to you as a student by donating to the Senior Gift Campaign.  The Class of 2013 can reach it’s $2,000 goal and sponsor-a-student scholarship for next year.  If every student donated $5 the Class of 2013 would exceed the goal.  $5 is less than a footlong from Subway or a coffee from Starbuck so show your support of UE by making a gift today online at

* Oates Books Available in the Bookstore

The UE Bookstore has three of Joyce Carol Oates publications available for sale now in the Bookstore.  "Black Water", "Gravediffer's Daughter", and "Black Dahlia & White Rose" can be purchased in the store up until Friday's night event in Eykamp Hall, Ridgway University Center.  The books will then also be available before the event at Eykamp Hall and after the author's presentation at the book signing that follows.

* Crescent Magazine Needs to Know What You Think

Please take a few minutes to let the Crescent Magazine staff know what you think about this year's issues by taking their annual magazine survey. It's anonymous and all you have to do is click the link to begin. The staff thanks you in advance.

* UE Summer Housing Available

Students who will be staying in Evansville for the summer can apply for UE Summer Housing.  Summer students will be housed in Schroeder Hall.  Applications are available in the Office of Residence Life and are due on April 19th.  See our website for more information.

* Housing Extended Stay Requests

UE Housing facilities will close at noon on Thursday May 2; however, all students are asked to depart from housing within 24 hours of their last exam. Those students needing to stay past the posted closing date, including graduating seniors, should submit an Extended Stay Request up until 5:00 p.m. on Reading and Study Day.

* Jezreel Expedition Logo Contest Deadline is Friday!

All members of the UE community are invited to submit designs for a logo for the Jezreel Expedition. The winner will receive a $100 cash prize!

The Jezreel Expedition is a new archaeological project in Israel sponsored by the University of Evansville and the University of Haifa and directed by Dr. Jennie Ebeling (UE) and Dr. Norma Franklin (U Haifa). Located in Israel’s Galilee, Jezreel has been continuously occupied for 7,000 years and has visible architectural remains from the Israelite, Roman, Crusader and Ottoman periods. Mentioned numerous times in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament, Jezreel was the site of King Ahab’s and Queen Jezebel’s winter palace, Naboth’s vineyard, and Jehu’s revolt.

Please contact Dr. Ebeling ( for guidelines and motifs we would like to incorporate in the logo.  Please submit your logo to Dr. Ebeling as a jpg by April 19.

* Gluten-Free Students …

Please email Brittany Chidester if you are interested in being a part of a new, gluten-free group on campus! Whether you suffer from Celiac or wheat/gluten allergies, this is a great opportunity for you. Our objective is to provide a supportive network for students, to promote celiac disease and gluten-free awareness within our community and to advocate for gluten free options on campus.

Please email Brittany at if you are interested.

* Important Spring Commencement Information

Spring and summer graduates need to stop by the Registrar's Office in Olmsted Hall in Room 106 and pick up their May commencement line cards. The cards contain important information for Commencement Day and should be brought to the graduation ceremony.

* Applications Now Being Accepted for Dr. Marvin E. Hartig Scholarship

Family, friends and loved ones of Dr. Marvin E. Hartig are pleased to announce the application process for the Dr. Marvin E. Hartig Memorial Scholarship.  This scholarship is dedicated to the loving memory of Dr. Hartig, Dean of Evansville College’s Evening College in 1967, and administrator for the Center for Advanced Study, director of the Evansville chapter of the American Institute of Banking (AIB), and the international student advisor.  In 1974, Dr. Hartig was appointed Dean of Academic Services.  He retired in 1984 after serving his alma mater for thirty-five years and passed away in 2007.

Applicants must be sophomores in 2013-14 and must show demonstrated financial need on the 2013-14 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Preference will be given to a student working while being enrolled as a full-time student.  

International students are also encouraged to apply and should include in their essay any particular factors impacting their financial need and how the scholarship money will benefit them since international students do not have FAFSA forms on file. 

Applicants must submit the completed application and a typed statement (not to exceed one page), describing themselves, their scholastic and career goals, why they need this scholarship, and how the scholarship proceeds might be used.   

Completed applications are to be sent to the Office of Financial Aid by June 1, 2013.  Decisions will be announced by August 1, 2013.    Applications may be emailed to; or



* Student Government Executive Board

Student Government Elections were held earlier this month and Student Congress Elections were conducted this week. We are pleased to announce the new Student Government executive board for the 2013-2014 academic year as well as the Student Trustee Representative.

SGA President: Patrick Hayden
SGA Vice President: Jesse Willingham
Student Trustee: Brock Reneer

Student Congress CEO: Alan Vandagriff
Student Congress COO: Shaun Sizemore
Student Congress Parliamentarian: Shelby Phelps
Student Congress Secretary: Caroline Bartlett

* UE Alumna Lauren Weingart to Give Lecture at Evansville's Central Library

Archaeology alumna Lauren Weingart ’12 will give a talk at the library on Tuesday, April 23, from 6:30- 7:30 p.m.
in Browning Event Room B in Central Library.

Weingart has worked for the last year digitizing, editing, and cataloging all the images for WWII in Evansville Digital Collection. As part of her work, she extensively researched WWII industries. Weingart will present a brief overview of defense work in Evansville and discuss the African American experience and race relations in Evansville before, during, and just after WWII. This will include housing, pay, work, and recreational activities.

The Evansville in WWII Digital Collection was funded with a grant from the US Institute of Museum and Library Services, administered by the Indiana State Library. The WWII Speaker Series is part of the promotional events for the grant.


Thank You

* Thank You for Supporting the War on Hunger

Thanks goes to the UE community for the generous outpouring of donations! Students, staff and faculty together helped UE raise over $1,000 for the Salvation Army War on Hunger! We are able to purchase a large skid of cereal for children and over $400 for grocery items! Thank you for your support!



* Evansville to Play Doubleheader at Austin Peay

The University of Evansville baseball team has rescheduled its game against Austin Peay that was postponed at Braun Stadium Tuesday night.  The Purple Aces and Governors will play a pair of seven-inning contests with the first starting at 4 p.m. at Raymond C. Hand Park in Clarksville, Tenn.

* UE Women's Basketball Inks Weatherford

On Thursday afternoon, University of Evansville women’s basketball head coach Oties Epps announced the signing of Dakota Weatherford, a 5-foot-5-inch guard from Arcadia, Ind., to a National Letter of Intent (NLI) to continue her academic and athletic career at Evansville.  Weatherford will join the Purple Aces for the 2013-14 campaign.


Notable:  Averaged 19.5 points, 7.4 steals, 7.1 rebounds and 3.3 assists per game as a senior…led the state of Indiana with 198 total steals…shot 47 percent from the field, 39 percent from three-point range and 77 percent from the free throw line as a senior…tallied 1131 career points and 458 career steals…led Hamilton Heights to its first ever IHSAA State Championship finals appearance in boys or girls basketball…Hoosier Basketball Magazine First Team All-State selection…named an Indiana All-Star in 2013 and an Indiana Junior All-Star in 2012…two-time all-conference selection and two-time Hamilton County Player of the Year honoree.

Coach Epps on Weatherford:  “We are extremely excited to welcome Dakota and her family to our program.  Dakota has had a very accomplished senior year and we expect her to be a combo guard for us.  She is an amazing on-ball defender and her quickness and tenacity to compete will be a great asset to our program.  She is perhaps the fastest player I’ve seen with the ball in their hands.  We expect Dakota to have an immediate impact on our program.”

* Aces Travel to Wichita State for Key MVC Series

The University of Evansville baseball team will return to Missouri Valley Conference play this weekend, when it travels to Wichita, Kan., for a three-game series with MVC-leading Wichita State.  The Purple Aces will be looking to snap a six-game losing streak and win their first series at Eck Stadium since 2005.

Evansville (14-23, 5-4 MVC) was swept by Xavier last weekend at Braun Stadium, as the Musketeers prevailed, 9-7, Friday night and posted 3-2 and 4-3 wins Saturday and Sunday.  Senior Chris Pearson led the Aces offensively in the series, going 5-for-11 with a double, a homer and a pair of RBI.  Sophomore Kyle Pollock posted a .44 average with a pair of doubles in the series.  On the mound, senior Josh Biggs turned in UE’s best start, allowing three runs on seven hits in 6.1 innings, while striking out five.

As a team, Evansville is hitting .272 with 40 doubles, seven triples and nine home runs for a .339 slugging percentage.  The Aces own a .369 on-base percentage and are 29-for-44 on the base paths.  Defensively, UE is fielding .971 as a squad, but committed eight errors last weekend in the three-game set with XU.

Redshirt sophomore Kevin Kaczmarski leads UE with a .338 batting average, .483 slugging percentage, 11 doubles and nine stolen bases, and is tied for the team lead with three homers.  Senior Jason Hockemeyer is hitting .323 on the year and sports a team-high .467 on-base percentage, as he has drawn 30 walks.  Pearson enters the series hitting .308 with four doubles, three triples and 24 RBI, while redshirt junior Johnny Day has driven in a team-best 26 RBI and is hitting .260.

The Aces’ pitching staff has combined for a 4.71 ERA, .286 opposing batting average and 271 strikeouts in 319.0 innings.  Sophomore Kyle Freeland, who is scheduled to start on Friday, is 3-5 on the year with a 3.08 ERA and has fanned 59 opposing hitters in 61.1 innings.  Saturday starter Kyle Lloyd leads the staff with a 4-2 record and 2.73 ERA.  The senior righty leads the Valley with 67 strikeouts and has walked just 20 in 59.1 innings on the mound.  Biggs is slated to get the start for UE on Sunday and enters the weekend with a 1.93 ERA and 0-1 record in 18.2 innings.  Senior Jake Naumann has made a team-high 14 appearances out of the Evansville bullpen and has recorded all six saves for the Aces this season.  Naumann owns a 2.03 ERA and has tallied 10 strikeouts over 13.1 innings.

Wichita State (21-17, 7-2 MVC) sits atop the Valley standings entering the series, as it holds a one game lead over Missouri State.  The Shockers have won three of their last four games, as they suffered a 4-1 setback to Kansas State Tuesday night, after sweeping Bradley last weekend in Peoria, Ill.

As a team, WSU is hitting .287 as a team and slugging .382, as it has recorded 66 doubles, seven triples and 15 homers.  Wichita State has stolen 46 bases in 59 attempts and sports a .376 on-base percentage.  The Shockers rank second in the Valley with a .977 fielding percentage, as they have committed just 34 errors on the season.

Garrett Bayliff leads WSU with a .336 average, has legged out seven doubles and driven in 15 runs.  Micah Green is second on the squad with a .326 average and has tallied 13 RBI in his 22 starts.  Casey Gillaspie has been the top power bat in the Wichita State lineup, as he leads the squad with 12 doubles, seven home runs, 28 RBI and a .594 slugging percentage.  Tyler Baker enters the series with a .317 average and is second on the team with three long balls and 26 RBI, while Cody Bobbit and Erik Harbutz have combined to steal 16 bases in 19 tries.

Wichita State’s pitching staff has combined for a 3.85 ERA, .265 opposing batting average and 272 strikeouts in 336.2 innings.  Cale Elam, who is the reigning National College Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) National Pitcher of the Week, leads the Shocker staff with a 5-1 record and 2.15 ERA.  Elam has notched 48 strikeouts around 18 walks and has held opposing hitters to a .219 average in his 54.1 innings.  In his last outing, the junior right-hander struck out 13 and allowed just five hits in a complete-game shutout at Bradley.  A.J. Ladwig is 3-3 with a 5.10 ERA in his nine starts this year and has fanned 35 in 42.1 innings on the mound.  Kris Gardner has made seven starts for the Shockers and is 1-5 with a 5.28 ERA.  Four WSU bullpen pitchers have made 14 or more appearances and all four have ERAs of 3.51 or lower.  Aaron LaBrie and Brandon Peterson are each tied for the team lead with three saves.

Wichita State holds a 50-24 advantage in the all-time series with Evansville, but the Purple Aces won the series last season by taking two of three at Braun Stadium.  The Shockers are 23-12 against the Aces in Wichita, Kan., and have not lost a home series to UE since 2005.

FRIDAY – Kyle Freeland (LHP, 3-5, 3.08 ERA) vs. Cale Elam (RHP, 5-1, 2.15 ERA)
SATURDAY – Kyle Lloyd (RHP, 4-2, 2.73 ERA) vs. A.J. Ladwig (RHP, 3-3, 5.10 ERA)
SUNDAY – Josh Biggs (LHP, 0-1, 1.93 ERA) vs. TBA


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