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Monday, May 16, 2011

Upcoming Events

* It's UE Dragon Boat Time!!!

The Flying Purple Dragons will be back on the water Saturday, June 4, for Evansville’s Funk in the City Annual Midwest Dragon Boat Racing Festival.  We need team members to be on UE’s Dragon Boat Team.  No experience necessary and it is FREE to join!  If you are interested in being on our team, please come to our first meeting on Thursday, May 19 at 4:30 p.m. in the Fitness Center Lobby.  Contact Jen at or ext. 2021 for more information. 

* Women Veterans Conference Planned for June 4

The Honoring Women Veterans Conference, a day of education, pampering, and camaraderie for women who have served in the United States military, will take place from 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 4, at Eykamp Hall in the Ridgway University Center. Attendance is free for women veterans.

The day’s events will include an informative session on military benefits, networking and career information, an afternoon of pampering, and a keynote address from Maj. Gen. (Ret.) Irene Trowell-Harris. As the director of Department of Veterans Affairs Center for Women Veterans, Trowell-Harris serves as the primary advisor to the secretary of veterans affairs on programs and issues related to women veterans.

The University of Evansville is proud to host the Honoring Women Veterans Conference and to celebrate the dedicated women who have served our country. To present this conference, UE has partnered with ITT Technical Institute and The Women’s Hospital.

The deadline for registration is Friday, May 20. Military veterans may register online at or by calling the Vet Center at 812-473-5993.


Info You Should Know

* Mike Zimmer's Outside the Lunch Box Comments to Air on WNIN-FM

Professor of Economics Mike Zimmer's remarks on rising gasoline prices at his recent Thinking Outside the Lunch Box faculty lecture will be aired on WNIN-FM on Sunday, May 22 at 6 p.m.  Here is the link to the YouTube posting of his comments:

* May Pcard Cycle Ends May 23

Attention UE cardholders! The May Pcard Cycle began on April 22 and ends on May 23.  Pcards statements must  be reconciled and printed from SDG2 as of May 25 and submitted along with your receipts in a Pcard Envelope.  GL will upload on May 27. Remember that transactions for the current FY10-11 must post on your May Cycle for payment.  Otherwise, transactions posting on the June Cycle will be paid on New FY11-12 funds. 

* Free Furniture Available

The Honors Program has several old furniture items available. Please contact Cherie Leonhardt at or ext. 2141 by Wednesday, May 18 if any of the following are of interest to you.
• 2 wooden round tables
• 4 wooden chairs
• 5 computer tables
• 1 tall book case
• 4 green fabric chairs with arms
• 4 blue/gray fabric chairs w/o arms

* Tennis Team Manager Needed

The UE women’s tennis team is looking for a manager for the 2011-2012 season.  Experience stringing tennis racquets is a requirement. and you must be an undergraduate student.  If you are interested or want more information please contact Coach Mueller at 812-488-2074.   

* Softball Team Managers Needed

The Aces women’s softball team is looking for Team Managers. Softball skills are not required and the pay is good. If you are interested and want more details, contact Ashley Monceaux at 488-2919.

* Pre-Approval Authorization for Distribution Services (PAADS)

Do you submit Copy Service Requests and/or In-House Office Supply forms on a routine basis?  If yes, it is time to renew or establish your Pre-Authorization for Distribution Services (PAADS) for fiscal year 2011-12.  Completing and submitting the PAADS form with signature authorizations per the UE approval policy pre-authorizes a Requestor of Distribution Services for the fiscal year based on the dollar amount designated, account numbers provided and services requested.  Note that employee status changes (Requestors and Approvers) during the fiscal year does void a PAADS and a new approved PAADS is required.

The PAADS form and instructions are located on the Copy Services and Central Receiving websites on AceLink. Print and complete a PAADS form with authorized signature and submit via campus mail to Doris Cook/Distribution Svcs./GS before June 1.

If you have questions, contact Doris Cook at extension 1067 or email

* Libraries Announces Summer Hours

Libraries will observe the following schedule of Summer Hours which run May 16 through July 22.  Contact William Louden, University Librarian, with questions at

Mondays:         7:45 a.m.–8 p.m.
Tuesdays:          7:45 a.m.–8 p.m.
Wednesdays:  7:45 a.m.–8 p.m.
Thursdays:        7:45 a.m.–8 p.m.
Fridays:              7:45 a.m.–5 p.m.
Saturdays:        Closed
Sundays:           1 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Memorial Day Recess: Sunday and Monday, May 29 and May 30 - Closed
Independence Day Recess: Sunday and Monday, July 3 and July 4 - Closed

* Libraries Announces Intersession Hours

Libraries will observe the following Intersession Hours.
Thursday, May 5         8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Friday, May 6:               8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Saturday, May 7  CLOSED
Sunday,May 8:            CLOSED
Monday, May 9:          8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Tuesday, May 10:        8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Wednesday,May 11:  8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Thursday,May 12:      8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
 Friday, May 13            8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Saturday, May 14:      CLOSED
Sunday, May 15:         CLOSED
Monday:  May 16:     Begin Summer Hours 

Contact William Louden, University Librarian, with questions at



* Brian St. John Named Conductor of Evansville Philharmonic Youth Or

The Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra has announced the appointment of Dr. Brian St. John as conductor of the Evansville Philharmonic Youth Orchestra, which consists of Tri-State students in grades 9-12. St. John has also been appointed assistant professor of music and director of orchestral activities at the University of Evansville. Two years ago, the Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra entered into an arrangement with the UE Department of Music in which both institutions align rehearsal and concert schedules to enable the UE Orchestra Conductor to also serve as Conductor of the EPYO.

St. John has an extensive background as conductor of orchestras of all levels, as well as a music educator. He comes to Evansville from Minnesota State University where he was an assistant professor, serving as music director and conductor of the University Symphony Orchestra. He received his Bachelor of Music in Viola Performance and Master of Music in Orchestral Conducting from University of Missouri – Kansas City, Conservatory of Music, and his Doctor of Musical Arts in Orchestral Conducting from Arizona State University. While in Colorado from 1993 through 2008 he was assistant conductor of Colorado Mahlerfest, resident conductor of the Longmont Symphony Orchestra and music director of the Longmont Youth Symphony. As conductor of the Longmont Youth Symphony, he programmed and conducted their regular concerts, and also composed original music for ballet productions and premiered seven original ballets. During four of those years in Colorado, he also was an orchestra teacher in the St. Vrain Valley School District where he taught sixth through twelfth grade orchestras in a middle and high school, maintained string and full orchestras, and grew the orchestra program from 44 to 110 enrolled students.

* This Week in Music: Music Management Students Receive Summer Internships

Two UE music management majors have earned significant internships this summer!

Kaitlin Gress, percussion, will serve as the operations intern for the National Symphony Orchestra at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C.  As operations intern, Kaitlin will learn about the production of orchestral concerts and the day-to-day operations of a professional symphony orchestra.  She will assist the NSO Operations/Production Department and learn firsthand how to prepare, plan, and produce symphonic, pops, education, and televised programs, as well as rehearsals and concerts at the Kennedy Center, outdoors, and on the road.  She will also have the opportunity to learn about other areas of orchestra administration (e.g., artistic administration, education, personnel, music library, and public relations) and how they interact with the operations department.

Nick Seibert, trumpet, will be the stage management intern at the Eastern Music Festival in Greensboro, North Carolina.  Nick will assist the stage manager in all areas of festival production, including all local and out-of-town concerts, music rehearsals, and master-classes.  He will also assist in the handling and transportation of production materials, including percussion equipment.  Other responsibilities include all backstage duties as directed by the stage manager, such as set-up and stage changes for concerts and recitals.  Nick will also attend a wide variety of concerts, education programs, fundraising events, staff meetings, etc., to gain a thorough understanding of all aspects of the artistic and administrative activities of the festival.


* Ralph Larmann's Work Chosen for 2011 Wabash Valley Juried Exhibit

Ralph Larmann, associate professor of art, had the work "Coalopolis" chosen for inclusion in the 2011 Wabash Valley Juried Exhibition at the Swope Art Museum in Terre Haute, Ind. The work was chosen by this year's distinguished juror Janie Welker, curator at the University of Kentucky Art Museum, Lexington. The exhibition runs from July 9 through Aug. 27 and opens with a reception and awards ceremony from 4-6 p.m. on July 9.



* Cahill Joins UE Soccer Staff

Head coach Krista McKendree announced today that Chris Cahill has joined the University of Evansville women's soccer staff as assistant coach.  He will be utilized in all areas of the program.  Cahill comes to UE from Auburn University, where he served as a graduate assistant coach during the 2009 and 2010 seasons.

Cahill holds a National Diploma from the NSCAA (USSF "C" Equivalent) and is a member of the National Soccer Coaches Association of America.

"Chris is a great addition to our staff, and both James (graduate assistant coach James Thorpe) and I are glad he is here," McKendree said. "Chris brings a wealth of knowledge, great personality, and new connections with him. I am looking forward to working with Chris and having him make a positive impact on our program."

A graduate of Georgia Southern University, where played as a defender from 2004-06, Cahill spent two years as assistant boys' soccer coach at Harrison High School in Kennesaw, Ga. before going to Auburn. At Harrison, Cahill implemented practice and game plans, assisted in the coaching and conditioning of student-athletes, and oversaw the camp staff and development of camp curriculum. Harrison was ranked No. 1 in the country for 12 weeks during the 2008 season, and won Regional championships in 2008 and 2009. Six players from the 2008 squad accepted Division I scholarships as the team went 28-4 overall and 17-1 in Region play.

* Aces Trounce Creighton

On Senior Day at Braun Stadium, the University of Evansville baseball team closed out their home schedule in a positive fashion, downing Creighton University, 10-1, Sunday afternoon. The victory prevented a series sweep and improved the Aces’ record to 28-19 overall and 7-10 in the Missouri Valley Conference, while the Bluejays fell to 35-13 on the year and 12-6 in the MVC.

Senior Cody Fick (7-3) led Evansville all around, pitching the complete game, allowing a run, just five scattered hits, five walks, while striking out five. At the plate, Fick went 2-for-4 with a double and three runs batted in. Classmate Shawn Kuester also had a spectacular day in front of his family and friends, going 3-for-3 with three runs scored and an RBI, while senior Jared Baehl had two hits and three RBI and and Ryan Oesterle also recorded two hits and scored two runs.
Seniors Fick, Baehl, Oesterle, Kuester, Ty Legan, Nate Smith, and Greg Wallace were honored in on-field ceremony before the game.

After losing 2-1 in 12-innings as well 4-0 in the nightcap yesterday, momentum looked to still be in favor of the Jays as Creighton scored first in the top of the second inning. With one out, Fick walked Anthony Bemboom and Scott Thornburg followed with an RBI double to left field, giving CU a 1-0 lead. However, that was all Fick would allow the Bluejays the rest of the way, forcing Creighton to leave eight runners on base in the game, including leaving four stranded at third.

Evansville took the lead for good in the bottom of the third when Kuester laid down a bunt single, sophomore Eric Stamets walked, and Wallace was hit by a pitch to load the bases. Fick took advantage, singling through the left side and plating Kuester and Stamets for a 2-1 lead.

In the fourth, the Aces batted around the order, starting with Oesterle’s, Legan’s, and Kuester’s back-to-back-to-back infield singles to the left side. With bases loaded, Stamets grounded to third baseman Chance Ross who tried to get Oesterle out at home but had a wild throw that allowed UE to score and continue on with still no outs. Reliever Brandon Koenigstein walked Wallace, which allowed Legan to trot home. Fick picked up another RBI, hitting a sacrifice fly to left field that plated Kuester, and Baehl and junior Trentt Copeland kept the rally alive with consecutive RBI singles to left field before the Jays were able to get out of the inning with a double play. The five-run inning put UE up 7-1.

Evansville scored again in their next at-bats as Oesterle led off again with a single and advanced to second on Legan’s sacrifice bunt. Kuester drove him home on a single down the right field line, giving the Aces a seven-run cushion.
In the eighth, UE neared the 10-run mercy rule limit, scoring two runs. Reliever Nick Musec walked leadoff hitter Kuester, and with one out Wallace singled to right field, setting up Baehl’s two-out two-run single to left field.

Starter Greg Hellhake took the loss for Creighton, throwing two and a third innings, giving up two runs, two hits, two walks, while striking out four.

The Aces have just four games left in the regular season before heading to Creighton’s home in Omaha, Neb. for the Missouri Valley Conference Tournament. UE travels to SIU Edwardsville on Tuesday, then hits the road to Illinois State for games on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday.



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