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Tuesday, March 27, 2012

What's Happening Today

* UET Costume Shop Sale Is Today and Wednesday!

The Theatre Department is bursting at the seams and has planned a Costume Shop Sale for TODAY (Tuesday, March 27), and tomorrow (Wednesday, March 28)! The sale will be in the May Studio Lobby in Hyde Hall. Sale hours are 2 p.m.-5 p.m. Cash and check only!

* This Week in Music - Faculty Duo Recital, UE Band Festival, and Opera Scenes

This week’s Tuesday evening recital will feature Department of Music Chair and Associate Professor of Clarinet Thomas Josenhans and Consortium Instructor of Percussion William Shaltis in a program of works from the Modern era. Highlights will include Witold Lutoslawski’s Dance Preludes for Clarinet and Piano, with Professor of Piano Anne Fiedler accompanying Dr. Josenhans, and Libby Larsen’s Corker for clarinet and percussion. The recital will take place in Wheeler Concert Hall at 7:30 p.m. and is free and open to the public.

The Department of Music will host the UE Band Festival this Thursday and Friday, March 29 and 30. Guest conductor for the festival will be Robert Sheldon, currently one of the most performed composers of wind band music in the world. Sheldon will rehearse the participating ensembles, including the Henderson County Middle School and High School bands and the UE Wind Ensemble.  The festival will culminate then in a concert by the ensembles in Eykamp Hall, Ridgway University Center at 7:30 Friday evening. Performed works will include Sheldon’s Metroplex (2005) and Rhapsodic Celebration (2011).  The concert is free and open to the public.

The Schmidt Opera Series presents an evening of opera scenes in Wheeler Concert Hall this Saturday and Sunday, March 31 and April 1, at 7:30 p.m. The program, subtitled “Make Our Garden Grow,” will offer scenes drawn from late Baroque to modern operas, including works by Handel, Mozart, Donizetti, Delibes, Bizet, Puccini, Bernstein, and Kirke Mechem. Associate Professor of Voice and Opera Jon Truitt will direct the performances, which will include sets and costumes and accompaniment by pianist Kristin Jones. The performances are made possible by the Schmidt Opera Series.  Admission is $5.

UE students and percussionists Kaitlin Gress and Joshua Nixon will present a joint Senior Recital this Saturday, March 31, at 1:00 p.m. The recital will occur in Wheeler Concert Hall and is free and open to the public.

* Melanoma Survivor to Discuss Danger of Tanning

Robin Lawrence, melanoma survivor, will be on campus Tuesday, March 27 to talk about the dangers of tanning. She will talk for the first half hour, while the second half she will be skin screening participants. This skin screening process will show what damages have been done to your face from tanning. The event will take place from 7-8 p.m. in Room162, Schroeder Family School of Business Administration Building.


* SAB Presents: Preston Pugmire

Have plans for next Tuesday (March 27)? Now you do! Come to Eykamp Hall in Ridgway University Center at 8 p.m. to see Preston Pugmire! Electronic floor pedals allow Preston to record anything he plays live, and then layer multiple sounds on top of it, creating an entire song from scratch.  Hope to see you there!

* Disability Awareness Events Set for March 26-27

The School of Education, UE Counseling Services, AWARE student organization will be holding a two day event for disability awareness on Monday, March 26 and Tuesday, March 27.  The events, held in Eykamp Hall in Ridgway University Center, will start at 4 p.m. and end at 6 p.m. both days.  The events on Monday include a Student Panel Discussion and Student Performances (skits). Tuesday's events include an International Disability Awareness Panel and Disability Awareness Fair.  Attendees will earn chances at prizes and give-aways! For more information about these events contact Counseling Services (488-2663) or Dr. Sharon Gieselmann at

* Bicentennial Birthday Party Invitation

On Tuesday, March 27, the City of Evansville will host a Bicentennial Reception in recognition of Evansville's 200th birthday! The event will be held at the Old Post Office from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. The event will feature remarks from Mayor Winnecke along with other attractions and entertainment. Hors d'oeuvres and Bicentennial Birthday cake will be served. This Bicentennial event will be free and open to the public, so please invite your family, friends and colleagues!  If you have any questions regarding this event, please feel free to contact Shawn Storckman, Evansville Convention & Visitors Bureau, at 812-421-2212 or at



Upcoming Events

* Charlas en español – Wednesday, March 28

This Wednesday, March 28, at 5 p.m. at Jazzman's, you can practice informal conversation in Spanish with other UE students in a relaxed atmosphere. For more information, please contact: Dr. Diana Rodríguez Quevedo at:

* Forum to Feature Speakers from Various Health Care Professions

The EXSS Forum is this Wednesday at 6:00 p.m. in Room 170 in the Schroeder Family School of Business Administration Building! Come and learn what professionals have to say about their specific occupation in the health field. Different panelists from several professions will be present and happy to answer any questions. This is a great chance to network and learn about a specific area of interest. Granola bars and water will be provided! We hope to see you there! 

* Free HIV/AIDS Testing

As a part of Sexual Health Awareness Day on March 29, free HIV/AIDS testing will be provided to students from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. This process is confidential. Simply call the Health Center and provide your birthday in order to schedule an appointment. When you arrive at your appointment, you will be called by that day, thus protecting your identity. The number for the Health Center is  (812) 488-2033. Please also attend our own event, Condom Olympics, on Thursday at 6 p.m. in Eykamp Hall, Ridgway University Center. Attend these events and earn points for your group on campus to win a prize!  

* Wahnita DeLong Reading Planned for This Thursday

Author Patricia Henley will be the speaker at the Creative Writing Coffee Hour Wahnita DeLong Reading on Thursday, March 29 at 4 p.m. in the Melvin Peterson Gallery. Henley is the author of two novels, In the River Sweet (Pantheon, 2002) and Hummingbird House (MacMurray & Beck, 1999), which was a finalist for the National Book Award as well as The New Yorker Fiction Prize. She is also the author of four collections of short stories, including Friday Night at Silver Star (Graywolf, 1968), recipient of The Montana First Book Award, and, most recently, Other Heartbreaks (Engine Books, 2011). Henley has taught in the MFA Creative Writing Program at Purdue University since 1987, and she is currently working on a series of linked stories that take place in Chicago and a novel that is set in Mississippi.


* UE Winter Guard Call Out Meeting Set for April 4

On April 4 in Room 173, Schroeder Family School of Business Administration Building, there will be a call out meeting for the Winter Guard that was started this year at UE. All students who are interested are welcome to come to the meeting. You do NOT need to have any previous guard experience to join! Coming to the meeting does not commit you to the group, it is just for information. The meeting will be held at 9 p.m. and will last approximately 45 minutes. If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please contact the Director of the Winter Guard Crystal Goodwin at

* Ethics Lecture on Religious Activism for Living Wage Movement

For the University of Evansville's third annual Ethics Lecture, Dr. Melissa Snarr, associate dean and associate professor of ethics and society at Vanderbilt Divinity School, will present "Jesus was a Low Wage Worker: Religious Activism for Living Wages."

Her lecture will take place Tuesday, April 3 at 7:00 p.m. in Vectren Lecture Hall (KC 100), and is free and open to the public.

In 1994, a coalition of Baltimore churches initiated a campaign that would change the face of the worker justice organizing in the United States. Since then, over 150 cities have passed living wage ordinances in an effort to counter the growing phenomenon of "working poverty." Religious activists have offered important resources to this successful movement through their ethical framing, racial bridge-building, and ritualized protests. This lecture will explore lessons (both positive and negative) from the activism of people of faith in the movement.

The Ethics Lecture Series, sponsored by UE's Department of Philosophy and Religion, brings ethicists from both religious and philosophical backgrounds to explore questions of value, justice, responsibility and meaning in the realm of human conduct and the moral life. Lecturers examine significant ethical issues in the contemporary world and ways in which moral reflection might be brought to bear on them. The series is intended to bring focus to the study and practice of ethics among our students and the larger community.

* Health Program "Sex on Campus" Set for March 28

"Sex on Campus," a sexual health program put on by UE Nursing students and sponsored by the Office of Health Education and Wellness Programs, will be in Eykamp 251 in Ridgway University Center on Wednesday, March 28, at 5 p.m.  Students who attend will learn about ways to keep themselves safe and healthy!



Info You Should Know

* UE Students Create Video to Raise Awareness of Child Poverty in U.S.

Six UE students have created a trick shot video in order to raise awareness of poverty in the U.S., specifically focusing on child poverty.  In the video are several trick shots, and following each trick shot is a statistic about the poverty issue in the U.S. The group also teamed up with Big Brothers Big Sisters to help raise money for their organization.  At the end of the video is a link to the Big Brothers Big Sisters website where donations can be made to their organization.

"We have been greeted with great support in this video," explains Nik Fahrer, one of the students who created the video. "It hs been  receiving over 4,000 views in under four days."

If you would like to see the video go to:

* Who Will Be the Biggest Recycle Mania Gainer?

Let’s get technical for a moment. The 16,433 pounds of recyclables collected on campus so far during Recycle Mania equates to the following:
• A reduction of 18 metric tons of CO2 equivalent;
• Having taken 9 cars off the road; or
• The energy consumption of 5 households.

This coming Saturday, March 31, is the last day for Recycle Mania. Your help is needed to take some more cars off the road. Recycle hard! Keep an eye on the $1500 ALCOA prize.

Questions? Contact Emilie Reckner ( or Lucas Brandt ( or ext. 2697)


* Announcement Pick Up

May graduates who ordered their graduation announcements before March 24 and requested to have them picked up in the UE Bookstore can do so now at any time. Announcements ordered for shipment before March 24 have been shipped via UPS. Graduates, there is still time to pick up your cap and gown and/or order announcements but please do so as soon as possible.  If you have any questions please contact the Bookstore


* Last Day to Drop Spring Classes – Friday, March 30

Don’t forget that Friday, March 30, is the last day to drop a spring class.  Drops will be posted with a ‘W’ grade.  If you need to drop a class, fill out a yellow Add/Drop Form (available in the Registrar’s Office in Olmsted Hall, Room 106), get signatures from your advisor and class instructor, visit the Office of Financial Aid, and return the completed form to the Registrar’s Office no later than 5:00 p.m. on Friday, March 30.


* Still Looking for Classes? Check out Archaeology and Art History Offerings!

The Department of Archaeology and Art History offers a number of courses of interest to students across campus. Several courses fulfill General Education and other requirements.

Summer Session I
ARTH 209: Survey of Art II – Online, Fulfills Gen Ed Creative Dimension requirement

Fall 2012
ARCH 206: Near Eastern Archaeology – TTh 1:15
ARCH 320: Viking Archaeology – MWF 8:00
ARCH 415: Women in Antiquity – TTh 2:45, Fulfills Gender and Women’s Studies requirement
ARTH 208: Survey of Art I – MWF 11:00, Fulfills Gen Ed Creative Dimension requirement
ARTH 389: 20th Century Art – MWF 1:00
ID 250: Myths of the Greeks – MWF 11:00

Contact Dr. Jennie Ebeling ( for more information.

* Nominations Now Being Accepted for the Dean of Students Leadership Awards

Nominations are now being accepted for consideration of The Howard S. Rosenblatt “Dean of Students Leadership Awards”.  These awards will be presented at the 19th Annual Leadership Awards Reception scheduled for April 18, at 7:00 p.m. 

Awards are presented in the following categories:
• Student Organization Advisor of the Year
• Student Organization of the Year
• Student Leader of the Year

Over 80% of UE students participate in at least one student organization or program.  These organizations are successful because of the commitment of the student leaders and the advisors who give freely of their time and support.  The recipients of these awards are selected based on their commitment to the University of Evansville as well as the development and success of their efforts within their chosen student organization.

The deadline for nominations is March 30, 2012.  Please click the following link to download a nomination form:

Nomination forms are also available in the Dean of Students Office, Room 230 in the Ridgway University Center.  If you have any questions, please contact the Vice President of Student Affairs/Dean of Students at extension 2500. Thank you in advance for celebrating our student leaders’ achievements. 


* Attention Faculty and Administrators:

The Guthrie May and Mabel Dillingham Nenneker Outstanding Senior Service Awards are presented during Commencement and are the highest awards given by the University.  One male and one female senior are selected annually for these awards. Selection is based on the following criteria:

• demonstrated leadership
• academic achievement 
• future contribution to society

To nominate students, please contact Karen Martin at km306 and request a nomination form.  The form will be emailed to you for your convenience.  The completed application form should be returned to the Office of the Vice President/Dean of Students no later than Monday, April 2, 2012.

* 2012-2013 Andiron Lecture Series Call for Papers

You are invited to submit an abstract for papers on any aspect of your research or expertise for the 2012-2013 Andiron Lectures in the Liberal Arts and Sciences. Faculty and administrators from the University campus as well as members of the Evansville community are invited to submit proposals. All disciplines and fields of study are welcome. Reading time for papers is approximately 40 minutes. Deadline for abstract submission is April 1.

Please provide the following by email:
A 50-word abstract
Name, Academic Affiliation/ Occupation,
Paper title, Contact Information

Please send submissions to: Chris Mohn at

Nominations for off-campus speakers can be sent by email to Andiron Lecture committee members Mohammad Azarian at, Wes Milner at, Annette Parks at, John Stamm at, Bill Hemminger at and Chris Mohn (chair).




* Klara Nichter and Hilary Waltz

UE students Klara Nichter and Hilary Waltz presented papers on March 24 at the Indiana Regional Conference of the Phi Alpha Theta History Honor Society held at Indiana Wesleyan University. Both papers, Nichter's "Irish Identity in Literature and Waltz's "Religious Art of the Sixteenth Century", were well received and Waltz's paper won the best paper prize in the Religious Art category.  

* Hilary Waltz

This weekend, history and art history double major Hilary Waltz attended the Phi Alpha Theta Regional conference in Marion, Indiana.  The paper that she gave, "Religious Art of the Sixteenth Century," was awarded the Best Paper in the Religious History category at the conference.  

* KME New Members, New Officers, Contest Winners and Freshman of Year

Kappa Mu Epsilon is proud to announce it’s newly initiated members: Mason Blankenship, Haylee Bryant, Brandon Causey, Efoise Eigbobo, Craig Gore, Matthew Harris, Christopher Harrison, Logan Herwehe, Christine Hopp, Brianna Kelley, Lisa Letterman, Marianne Marcotte, Christopher Matlak, Chase Miller, Samuel Mires, Hearther Passey, Elizabeth Reis, Drew Reisinger, Jake Schwartz, Alex Schwinghammer, Justin Simerly, Dalton Snyder, Ezequiel Suar, Nicholas Takebayashi, Melissa Thompson, Alan Vandagriff, and Raymond Watkin.

Congratulations to all new members!

KME would also like to announce the newly elected officers for the 2012-2013 school year: Alan Vandagriff- President, Drew Reisinger- vice president, and Matthew Harris- secretary.

We would also like to congratulate the winners of the math competition held at University of Evansville: Raymond Watkin – 1st place, Dakota Roberts – 2nd place, and Kent Bayens – 3rd place.

Thank you for all of your hard work!

Lastly KME would like to congratulate Dakota Roberts as the KME Freshman of the year.  


* Joseph Tipton

 Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering Joseph Tipton was a co-author on a paper recently accepted for publication by the journal Fusion Engineering and Design. The title of the paper is "Thermal Fluid Multiphysics Optimization of Spherical Tokamak Centerpost.” Tipton's co-authors were Arnold Lumsdaine and Martin Peng.:



* Aces Travel To No. 12 Mizzou For Midweek Doubleheader

After notching its first win in Missouri Valley Conference play with Sunday’s 3-1 victory over Missouri State, the University of Evansville softball team (8-18) will travel to Columbia, Mo., for a pair of non-conference games against the No. 12 University of Missouri Tigers on Wednesday (as ranked by the NFCA/USA Today Coaches Poll). The doubleheader is slated to begin at 3:00 p.m.

Evansville enters the week hitting .266 as a team, led by freshman Kayla Fortner, who is batting .442 and leads the Aces with 34 hits and 22 runs batted in so far. Senior shortstop Amy Gaertner is hitting .345 on the year, as she has returned to the field after being sidelined for eight games due to a cleat-meets-leg collision on March 14. Gaertner made an immediate impact on the Aces’ lineup, hitting .444 against Missouri State with a perfect 3-for-3 effort at the plate in Sunday’s win over the Bears.

UE’s pitching staff takes a 4.29 ERA into the midweek doubleheader with an opposing batting average of .277. Sophomore Taylor Perry leads the team, posting an ERA of 3.89 and collecting 26 strikeouts in 45.0 innings of work. Senior Sarah Patterson currently ranks eighth in the MVC with 57 strikeouts so far.

* Men's Golf Stands Eighth At Butler Invitational

Senior Michael Sainz tallied a 2-over 74 to lead the University of Evansville men’s golf team in day one of the Butler Invitational at Prestwick Country Club.

Sainz shot a 35 on the opening nine holes before finishing the back nine with a 39 to wrap up the day in a tie for 11th place overall with a 74.

Three strokes behind Sainz was fellow senior Griffin Wood, who enters Tuesday tied for 25th with a 77.  Andrew Luo and Parker Hensley recorded scores of 79 on Monday while Quinn Vilneff hit an 82.

Evansville stands in eighth place overall with a round one score of 309.  Dayton finished Monday with a commanding 10-shot lead over Butler and 11 strokes over Cleveland State.  The Flyers finished with a 289 and boast three of the top four players from the first day of action.  The Aces are just nine shots out of the top three.

A pair of Aces are entered as individuals as Sam Cobb carded an 82 while Josiah Ashba notched an 89 in Monday’s first round of play.

Beginning at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, the teams will play 18 holes to wrap up the event.

* Women's Golf Stands In Second After Round One At Butler

Cathy Doyle shot a 4-over 75 in Monday’s first round of the Butler Invitational and enters Tuesday as the overall leader at Prestwick Country Club.

Doyle’s total for round one gives her a one shot lead over the duo of Michele Nash and Julia Porter of Butler. 

Ten strokes behind Doyle as fellow UE player Lauren Ellerman, who carded an 85 to enter the final day tied for 15th.  Sydney Skiles and Alyssa Key each shot an 87 while Dana Hayden notched a 95 in the opening round of play.

Host Butler has a commanding 18-stroke lead over second place Evansville. The Bulldogs stand in first with a 316 while the Purple Aces wrapped up Monday with a 334.  Evansville is just a shot ahead of Valparaiso and two shots on top of Eastern Washington, who notched a 336 on Monday.

A pair of UE players were entered as individuals, including Chelsea Zusan, who notched an 86 on Monday and Kelly Lamarche, who carded a 93.

Beginning at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, the teams will play 18 holes to wrap up the event.

* Aces Cross Country Competes At Rose-Hulman

Three University of Evansville cross country runners had successful outings at the Rose-Hulman Early Bird Track Meet over the weekend.

Of the four Evansville runners to compete, three registered top two finishes in the respective events. In the 5,000-meter, Cody Stein blistered the competition, finishing in a time of 15:11.55.  He was 30 seconds ahead of fellow Aces Josh Genet, who posted a time of 15:41.78.

In women’s action, Kelby Jenkins set a new meet record in the 5,000-meter, notching a time of 18:30.27.

The event, which was hosted by the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, was held on Saturday at the William Welch Complex in Terre Haute.

* Four Aces Headed To NCAA National Student-Athlete Day

Four University of Evansville student-athletes will be traveling to Indianapolis on Tuesday for the 4th Annual NCAA MSAA Community and National Student-Athlete Day.

The NCAA Membership and Student-Athlete Affairs (MSAA) will host the event, which is intended to recognize the accomplishments of NCAA student-athletes in the state of Indiana who have excelled academically, athletically and in their communities. Focusing on leadership, sportsmanship and teamwork, student-athletes will participate in educational stations and community outreach by mentoring local children and participating in a community engagement activity.

Traveling to the event from Evansville will be women’s soccer player Olivia Robinson, women’s basketball player Mallory Ladd, diver Mallet Reid and cross country runner Jake Schwartz.

Participation benefits the student-athletes in areas such as leadership development, a chance to visit the NCAA national office, and an opportunity to engage with NCAA staff. 



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