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Wednesday, February 12, 2014

* Enjoy Purple Cake on Purple Friday: Happy 160th UE

The UE Alumni Association and Student Alumni Association are sponsoring Purple Cake this Friday, February 14, from noon - 1 p.m. in the Ridgway University Center lobby. Celebrate UE's 160th. Don't forget to wear purple!

* 160th Founders Day Held February 16: Alumni Honored

On Sunday, February 16, UE will recognize it's 160th anniversary at the Founders Day convocation and luncheon. Bishop Michael Coyner will give the Edgar M. McKown lecture at the service at 10:30 a.m. Sunday in Neu Chapel. Immediately following the Alumni Association will sponsor the Founders Day luncheon in Eykamp Hall of the Ridgway University Center. The following awards will be presented following the lunch: Distinguished Alumnus Award - John David Lutz '64, Young Alumnus Award - Jamey Carroll '96, Samuel Orr Honorary Alumna Award - Patricia Bateman and Edie Bates Volunteer Service Award - Linda '78 and Keith '78 Phillips. Contact or extension 2586 for more information.


What's Happening Today

* Jazz Swing Dance Fundraiser Tonight

The University of Evansville Jazz Ensemble and Music Management Association will host the Third Annual Jazz Swing Dance Fundraiser tonight, February 12, from 7:00 to 9:00 pm. The event will take place at the Old Courthouse Ballroom (2nd floor) in downtown Evansville. The evening will include live jazz by the University of Evansville Jazz Ensemble I, dancing, a cash bar, free finger food and desserts, and a silent auction. All proceeds go to help the UE Jazz Ensemble and Music Management Association. Money raised in the past has helped bring in guest jazz soloists and has funded student travel to jazz festivals and to the Winter NAMM (global music products industry) Show in Anaheim California. Tickets are $20 in advance or at the door. Contact Katy VonDerHeide at for more ticket information.

* Robert Catena to give Crick Lecture this Wednesday

This Wednesday, February 12 at 4 p.m., Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy Robert Catena will be giving the next Crick Lecture in KC100. A short abstract of his talk, ""Motor performance following concussion", follows: Starting 10 years ago, Catena began researching the effects of concussion on motor performance. During this research he found a particularly strong interaction between attention and balance control. This research has led to a current endeavor to develop a clinical balance test following concussion. His past, current, and future research in concussions will be discussed.

* I-House: United Arab Emirates

All members of the campus and local community are encouraged to attend I-House: United Arab Emirates. I-House features a different international student each week sharing their story of life in their country. This week, several UAE students will be sharing about their life and passing out prizes!! Attendees will learn about culture, lifestyle, food, and so much more. Bring your friends to enjoy the presentation this Wednesday at 7 pm on the 2nd floor of Ridgway University Center in the Class of 1959 Gallery.

* Village Housing Information Meetings Today

Students interested in living in an on-campus Townhouse, North Hall, apartment, or house next year should plan to attend one of the following informational meetings about the Villages. We will explain how to apply for Village housing and other important information related to living in the Villages.

Meetings will be at 4:00 pm, 8:30 pm, and 9:30 pm on February 13 in Room 126, Hyde Hall

You can find dates and other information about the Housing Selection Process in the residence life section of the University website at, including a housing assignments flowchart.


Upcoming Events

* VDay Dessert Sale for Holly's House in Ridgway!

Law Fraternity Phi Alpha Delta is back with the BAKED GOODS! Buy something bad for you, for a good cause ;-) Come to the Valentine's Day Dessert Sale!Proceeds benefit Holly's House of Evansville. Come out and show your support! All sweets provided by KakePoPs by Kashari. Come check out the 4 layer brownie, KakePoPs or buy something a Valentine Gift 2-Go (two KakePoPs, a teddy and blank valentine, for $10) for that special someone! Be sure to stop by! We will be taking cash as well as credit card. Pre-order is available, and encouraged (via email at

Where: 1st Floor Ridgway
When: Friday, February 14, 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. & 5:00-7:00 p.m.
Why: #yourstomachwillthankyou

* Prizes, Free Pizza, and Fun for Spectators at Nerd Wars set for Feb. 18

Twenty-one teams will duke it out during the Honors Program Nerd Wars trivia contest set for Tuesday, February 18 at 7:00 p.m. in Eykamp Hall. Spectators are welcome to watch the fun, munch on pizza, and play "Buy, Answer, Win" for prizes from places like Orange Leaf, Olive Garden, Barnes and Noble, and Walmart, to name a few. There will also be a prize for the "Nerdiest Dressed" contest. Proceeds benefit Honors Ace Mentors (HAM). So, bring your money, get your Nerd-look on, and come out to watch Nerd Wars!

* 2014 UE Health and Fitness Fair

The annual Health and Fitness Fair is Thursday, February 20 for all students, faculty and staff. Come join the fun in the Fitness Center gym. Over 30 vendors will be participating from 11:00 am - 2:00 pm. Admission is free. Register for free prizes and giveaways!

* SAB needs your input for Sunset Roundtable

Ever wanted to know the process the Student Activities Board (SAB) needs to go through in order to book an act for Sunset Concert? Do you have any feedback about Sunset Concerts for years past — like the bands, location, handouts, etc? We need your input in order to make Sunset Concert better — and we CANNOT do it without you.

TODAY -  February 13 - at 8:00 p.m. in Eykamp 251, Ridgway University Center, SAB will host the roundtable to discuss the future of Sunset. We will have popcorn for participants, and all are encouraged to stay for our movie "We're the Millers" at 9:30 p.m.

* Career Day 2014

Nearly 80 employers are registered for Career Day 2014! Looking for a full-time professional position? Cooperative education opportunity? Internship? Summer job? Make plans to attend Career Day on Tuesday, February 18, from 11 AM – 2 PM in the Student Fitness Center. See registered employers in JobLink ( Also, pre-register for the event in JobLink to allow employers to view your resume early!


Info You Should Know

* Biggest Quitter Contest - Nice Prizes to be Tobacco Free in March

Smokefree Communities will award 3 prize packages for Indiana residents who are tobacco-free during March.  Email your name, phone number, email address, zip code, type of tobacco product used and for how long to to register.  The registration deadline is Feb. 28.

Anyone, regardless of state of residence, who wants assistance with quitting should call 1-800-QuitNow.  Most states provide counseling and some help with stop smoking aids/products.  Many services are free.

For more information, visit  The flier outside Human Resources also has the prize packages listed.

* Message from Gordon and Suzanne Kingsley

Just in from Harlaxton, and want to say that we are very much looking forward to meeting student friends at 3:30 and faculty friends at 4:30 Thursday in the Schroeder School of Business.  Cheers to all.

Gordon and Suzanne Kingsley

* Writing Workshops Start This Week!

Need help with your paper? You are invited to the first Writing Center workshop/boot camp this Thursday at 5 p.m. Mission: grammar and style. See you there.

* Library Extends Late Night Hours

UE Libraries extends late night hours until 1:00 a.m. on a trial basis beginning Sunday, February 16th. Trial will continue through Spring Semester final exams.

* FINAL Week to Register for the L2L Leadership Conference!

Are you a leader prepared to IMPACT the world? Join your peers on March 1, from 8:30 am-3:00 pm, for a leadership conference that will leave you inspired to truly make a difference in your own life, career, and community. Register online at There will be a $10 deposit to reserve your spot. The registration and deposit are due no later than February 14 at 5:00 pm. Contact Victoria Bruner, vb37, or Cara Wood, cf107, with any questions.

* Teacher Education Admission Packets Now Available

Teacher Education Admission packets are now available in the School of Education office, Graves Hall, 304. It is time to apply to the program if you plan to intern during the Fall 2014 or even the Spring 2015 semesters. Education majors must be aware that internships are not possible unless the student has been admitted to the Teacher Education program.

Stop by the School of Education office for more information about the requirements, portfolio, and deadlines or contact your education advisor.

* Vine Video Contest~ Thank a Donor for chance to win $

The Philanthropy Video Contest starts February 24 with the winner announced on February 28.

To participate entrants to the contest must submit a Vine video featuring "Aces Spirit", as defined through thanking our UE donors. They must share the Vine video adding #DoGood4UE and sharing with @UEyoungalum. The top 3 videos will receive $100 to $25 prizes. An entrant may enter an unlimited number of entries during the promotional period (Feb 24-27).

Each entry:
Must be in English;

Must not contain material that violates or infringes another's rights, including, but not limited to, privacy, publicity or intellectual property rights, including copyright infringement, or legal or moral rights of any third party, living or deceased;

Must not disparage University, Administrator or any other person or party affiliated with the promotion and administration of this Promotion;

 Must not contain, facilitate, reference, or use material that is fraudulent, inappropriate, indecent, lewd, pornographic, obscene, hateful, tortious, defamatory, slanderous or libelous;

Must not contain any viruses, spyware, malware, or other malicious components that are designed to harm the functionality of a computer in any way;

Must not contain, facilitate, reference, or use material that promotes bigotry, racism, hatred or harm against any group or individual or promotes discrimination based on race, gender, ethnicity, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation, political orientation, citizenship, ancestry, marital status, or age

For questions contact or call 812-488-2377.

* Melvin Peterson Gallery Hours

The Melvin Peterson Gallery is open Mondays and Wednesdays from 12pm to 6pm and Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 12-3, while an exhibit is scheduled. Please check the Art Department's facebook page at for information on current exhibits.



* UE Low Brass Ensemble performs on the Really Big Show

The UE Low Brass Ensemble,performed Saturday, February 8 on the Really Big Show, a benefit for Evansville ARC, Inc.

The ensemble members are Ian Murrell, Damian Peak, Anne Bolyard, Alex Edwards, Kody Woodson, Verquindon Fitzhugh, and Gilbert Sanchez. The ensemble is directed by Dr. Kenneth Steinsultz



* Aces Host Illinois State On Wednesday

Over the next two weeks, the University of Evansville men’s basketball team will play four out of five games at the Ford Center in a stretch that begins on Wednesday as the Purple Aces welcome Illinois State for a 7:05 p.m. contest.

It is another Mustache Mania Game as all fans sporting a real or fake mustache receive a $4 ticket discount. There are also exclusive $5 ticket specials via UE’s social media sites. At the half, all will be entertained by Trix Stix.

Evansville got off to a quick start at Bradley, going up 6-2 early on, but the Braves hit 10 out of 12 shots at one point as they cruised to an 83-66 victory on Sunday afternoon at Carver Arena; UE cut a 7-point halftime deficit to just four in the opening moments of the second half before Bradley responded with a 10-0 run to put the game out of reach.

The Braves shot 50.8% in the game; this season, UE is 1-4 when the opposition hits 50% or more of their attempts. With 16 assists on 21 made shots in the game, the Aces have registered helpers on 62% of their buckets this season; that total is 11th in the nation.

The leading rebounder in conference play added 14 more to his total against Bradley as Egidijus Mockevicius has posted an average of 8.8 boards per game in league play while finishing in double figures on five occasions.

He has also registered double-doubles in four MVC outings. Interestingly enough, the Aces are
1-3 in his four MVC double-doubles while going 1-4 when he has grabbed 10 or more caroms. Mockevicius’ 14 boards bumped his MVC average to 8.8 per game, just ahead of Seth Tuttle for the league lead; he is the only player in the MVC to rank in the top four in both offensive and defensive rebounds.

A 5/12 day from the floor coupled with a perfect 7-7 day at the charity stripe gave Blake Simmons a new career high with 18 points at Bradley. Simmons has come into his own in MVC play, posting 10.4 points per game while posting double figures in seven of his last ten games. Standing at 9.6 PPG, Simmons has established himself as the top true freshman shooter in the conference.

Illinois State sits at 13-11 overall and are 6-6 in MVC action following a 79-69 loss at Loyola on Sunday; it has been a different story when comparing their conference performances at home and on the road as ISU is 5-1 at home and 1-5 away from Redbird Arena in 12 conference games. A strong defensive squad, Illinois State holds opponents to just 42.7% shooting this season, second in the league behind just Wichita State.

Behind freshman Reggie Lynch’s league high 2.4 shot blocks per game, the Redbirds are second in the conference as a team, posting 4.4. Lynch’s average ranks in the top 50 in the nation while his shooting efforts of 59.5% this season are second in the Valley behind Egidijus Mockevicius.

Junior Daishon Knight is the top scorer and rebounder this season for ISU, standing at 12.5 points and 4.5 caroms per contest this season; he scored 16 in the first meeting, but his trey with eight seconds left in regulation was the dagger for Illinois State as it sent the game to overtime before they clinched the victory.

Fellow junior Bobby Hunter leads the Redbirds in scoring in conference games at 11.8 points per game while shooting 51.7% from the floor and 35.9% from outside. The first meeting this season in Normal saw sophomore Zach Lofton lead the Redbird offense with 21 points on 6-of-17 shooting.

In the first meeting this season, the Redbirds hit a game tying triple in the final seconds before escaping with a 79-78 overtime win at Redbird Arena on Jan. 15. With the win, Illinois State took a 31-17 lead in the overall series while winning 19 out of 23 home games; the Aces hold a 12-10 lead in games played in Evansville and have won the last three, including a 73-67 win on Feb. 26, 2011, which was the last game at Roberts Stadium.

* Aces Take On Redbirds Wednesday Night

Aces fans, your men’s basketball team returns to the Ford Center Wednesday, February 12, as they take on Illinois State at 7:05 pm. Local juggler and entertainer Zachary Watson of Trix Stix LLC will be performing his high-energy, intense act during halftime of Wednesday’s game.

Students get free admission to Wednesday night’s game with their UE IDs, and students can also earn Student Rewards points just for attending the game, as well as Aces home events as well. These points for attending Aces home events then can be used to claim prizes such as t-shirts, hats, sunglasses, tumblers and sweatshirts! All full-time faculty, staff and administration receive two complimentary tickets to all men’s and women’s basketball games. These tickets can be picked up from the Carson Center Ticket Office Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. by showing your UE ID.

Come out and support the men’s basketball team Wednesday night at the Ford Center as the Aces take on the Redbirds!


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