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Monday, September 24, 2012

* New Website Rollout

The new University of Evansville website will go live at approximately noon today.

At about that time, the University website may go offline for a few minutes (less than 30) while all content is migrated. When the site returns, it will feature the new design. All old materials will be preserved and archived, and all department sites that were not a part of (, for example) will remain live temporarily. In the next few weeks - once we are certain that all departments have the materials they need on the new website - we will begin the process of redirecting those department site URLs to the new department sites at

The Office of Digital Media would like to thank everyone who submitted comments, questions, and concerns during the new site's comment period last week; those messages were extremely helpful in ensuring all content was up-to-date, and in catching and fixing details that were incorrect on the site!

Beginning today, any comments and/or changes to the site should be directed to the digital media team via email to


What's Happening Today

* UE's United Way Campaign Kicks Off Today!

UE’s weeklong United Way campaign kicks off today, Monday, Sept. 24, and runs through Friday, Sept. 28. Turn in your pledge card by 5:00 p.m. today and you will be eligible to win an Early Bird prize of 4 tickets to the St. Louis Cardinals vs. Cincinnati Reds game on October 3! Turn in your pledge form at any time this week and be eligible to win additional prizes: an iPad; a day of vacation (3); UE vs. USI basketball game tickets; theatre tickets; a fleece blanket from the bookstore; gift baskets from Red Poppy, Basket Kases and Barefoot Cottage; gift certificates from Sodexo and Jeannie’s Gelato; and a sunless, full body session from No Fry Zone (2).  Please read the information in your packet and if you have any questions, feel free to contact Office of Human Resources at 2943. Take a minute to view Dr. Kazee’s special United Way podcast and also read the following testimonials of how the United Way has impacted the lives of our own faculty, staff, administrators and students. Lastly, Partner Up again and give to the United Way campaign!

My association with the United Way, both before coming to UE and since Sharon and I arrived in Evansville, underscores how important its role is in the communities that it serves. I’ve always been impressed with the diversity of local organizations supported by the United Way, and even more impressed with how much it matters to those who are involved in the UW “family.” By this I don’t mean just those who have received material support from UW – but also those who have been active in fundraising drives. They are rewarded by the knowledge that their support, financial and otherwise, has had a direct impact on their communities. Sharon and I have had the good fortune to meet many of the people at the organizations supported by the United Way, and I leave those meetings feeling deeply moved.  Without the United Way, it is clear to me that this would be a diminished community.”   
Tom Kazee, President, University of Evansville

* Tonight at the Newman Center - Dr. Jim Ware

Tonight's discussion at the Newman Center will be led by UE Associate Professor of Religion Jim Ware, on "The Hope of Resurrection in the Church's Teaching." Everyone is welcome for dinner at 5:30 p.m. and the discussion at 6:00 p.m. 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 with any questions.

* Harlaxton Summer Writing Program

nterested in studying creative writing at Harlaxton next summer?  If so, please come to the Department of Creative Writing's information session this Monday, September 24 from 4:00-4:30 p.m. in Room 250, Schroeder Family School of Business Administration Building.

We'll talk a little about this year's visiting writers, editors, graduate program directors, and publishers; and we'll also discuss the places we plan to attend (London, Stratford-upon-Avon, York, Lincoln, more).  We have the best lineup of faculty and guests we've ever had, and it's going to be an amazing five weeks.

And graduating seniors—you're invited as well.  In fact, you can get graduate credit that will transfer to whatever grad school you're attending.



Upcoming Events

* I-House: India

Join us this week for I-House: India with Arjun Vernekar and Brenna Blazis. Bring your friends to enjoy a presentation about this incredible country in South Asia, on Wednesday at 7:00 p.m.on the second floor of Ridgway University Center in the Class of 1959 Gallery. See you there!  

* CNS Meeting on Tuesday

There will be a CNS meeting on Tuesday at 6:00 p.m. in Room 75, Schroeder Family School of Business Administration Building. Brian Berg of Mead Johnson Nutritionals will be our guest lecturer. Everyone is invited to attend!

* This Week in Music - Celebrating 40 Years

This week’s Tuesday evening recital will feature Oramay Cluthe Eades Distinguished Professor of Music and Violin Carol Dallinger celebrating her 40th year with the Department of Music with a program of works from the late 18th century to the Modern era.  The recital will take place in Wheeler Concert Hall at 7:30 p.m. and is free and open to the public.

* Save the Date for Calvin Klein!

Mark your calendars for Wednesday, October 24 to see Calvin Klein, the award-winning fashion icon and creator of one the world’s best known brands.   The Institute for Global Enterprise in Indiana Institute Speaker Series is pleased to sponsor Mr. Klein’s presentation “Lessons From the Runway to Success:  Leadership and Building a Global Brand” in both Indianapolis and Evansville.  Tickets are currently on sale for the Indianapolis luncheon event.  For more information, please visit   The Evansville lecture, slated to begin at 7:00 p.m. at the Victory Theatre, is free and open to the public.    Doors open at 6:00 p.m.  For more information, call 812-488-2455 or e-mail

* French Club Meeting Set for Today

Bonjour! Come and join us at the first French Club meeting, which will be on Thursday, September 27 from 4:00-5:00 p.m. in Room 172 in the Schroeder School of Business Administration. Registration forms will be available at the meeting, and all are welcome to join. Club members will be selecting the executive committee and planning activities and events throughout the year. If you are interested in joining the French Club or if you have any questions, please contact Megan Voyles at or Dr. Roger Pieroni at

* Barbara Price to Give Lecture on Managing Your Career on September 26

University of Evansville Trustee Barbara Price will be here Wednesday, September 26 to give a talk on “Managing Your Career.”  Her lecture will begin at 4 p.m. in Room 172, Schroeder Family School of Business Administration Building. Ms. Price began as a chemistry teacher and after getting her MBA worked not only as a lobbyist in Washington D.C. but also as a senior executive for Philips Petroleum.  While at Philips Petroleum she played a major role as the company’s representative after the explosion of 1989.  Come hear her remarkable story on how choices you make today about your major, activities, and interest groups, can help you create interesting career opportunities for the future. 

* Mission Guatemala Founder and UE Alum to Speak at Humanities Night

Tom Heaton, 1982 UE graduate and founder of Mission Guatemala, will be one of five panelists participating in the Religion section of Humanities Night on Wednesday, September 26, 6:00 p.m. in Ridgway University Center.  All UE students are invited to attend - even those who are not religion majors, but simply want to learn how to make a difference in the world.

Since 2000, Heaton has had a strong connection with the country of Guatemala and has worked to make a difference in the lives of the Guatemalan people. For several years, he helped the working poor of Guatemala through the sales of fair trade crafts through a nonprofit he formed called Mayan Traditions.  Profits from the sales of the crafts were returned to Guatemala to help orphanages and children’s related ministries.  In the fall of 2008, Bishop Michael Coyner appointed Tom to do work with the poor of Guatemala.

In the spring of 2009, Heaton formed Mission Guatemala, a United Methodist related ministry that operates a clinic and a preschool feeding program in San Andrés Semetabaj, Guatemala.  Mission Guatemala is currently trying to discern new projects it can start in the San Andrés area to help improve the quality of life for the indigenous people of Guatemala.  Guatemala is one of the poorest countries in the western hemisphere ranking fourth in the world for child malnutrition.

Prior to being called into ordained ministry, Heaton served as an advertising officer for a local bank.  He received his Masters of Divinity degree from Christian Theological Seminary in Indianapolis.

For more information please contact Tamara Gieselman,, or James Ware,



* Seeger Is Guest Speaker for Communication Scholars Lecture Series

The Department of Communication will host a guest speaker as part of their Communication Scholars Lecture Series. Dr. Matthew Seeger, a UE communication graduate, will speak on Tuesday, September 25, at 7:00 p.m. in Eykamp 253/254/255, Ridgway University Center. Dr. Seeger’s lecture is titled “The Consequences of Crisis: From Ruin to Renewal.”

His speech will focus on how local events such as the Ohio River flood of 1937 and Purple Aces plane crash of 1977 have changed Evansville and the residents who experienced them.

Dr. Seeger is currently the Dean of the College of Fine, Performing, and Communication Arts at Wayne State University. His research includes crisis and risk communication, health promotion, crisis response and agency coordination, the role of the media, and post-crisis renewal. He has worked with the Centers for Disease Control, the National Center for Food Protection and Defense, and the International Crisis Communication Group. He has authored or co-authored seven books on crisis communication and has had articles published in numerous journals.

His lecture is free and open to the public.



Info You Should Know

* Proposing Five Week Summer Session 2013 Course at Harlaxton College?

Faculty who plan to propose a course for the 2013 five-week summer session at Harlaxton College, the British Campus of the University of Evansville,  are invited to submit proposals at this time.

To propose a course, please contact Earl Kirk (ek43) for the official course proposal form, which will include instructions on compiling and submitting a proposal.   

The deadline for proposals is Friday 5 October.  Early submissions are invited.    

Key dates to assist in planning:

10 May: departure from USA
11 May: arrival in the UK and transfer to Harlaxton College
12 May: orientation
13 May: classes begin
12 June: classes end—final exams
13 June: departure from Harlaxton College; optional end-of-term trip begins; earliest possible return to USA
17 June: optional end-of-term trip returns to London
18 June: return to USA or independent travel

Questions may be directed to Earl Kirk, Director of Study Abroad, at


* Attention UE Cardholders

The September Pcard Cycle began on August 22 and ended on September 21.  Pcards statements must  be reconciled and printed from SDG2 as of September 23 and submitted along with your receipts in a Pcard Envelope.  GL will upload on September 28.

* Wanted: Gently Used Books for United Way Used Book Sale

Marked boxes have been placed around campus for collection of donated used books for the United Way Used Book Sale. Collection boxes may be found in the following locations:
• Human Resources and the President’s Office - Olmsted Hall 118 & 201
• Music Department – Krannert 133
• Multimedia Center - Graves Hall 243
• Biology Department Office – Koch 231
• Igleheart Building
• Theatre Department Office - Hyde Hall 106
• SOBA Lobby & Study Abroad - SB 260 & Lobby
• Library
• Career Services - University Center 234
• University Relations - Sampson Hall
• Athletics Office

Plan to attend the Used Book Sale on Oct. 17 and 18 in Eykamp 252 in Ridgway University Center to find a variety of reading material.

* News from the Registar's Office

The Registrar's Office would like to remind you of some important upcoming deadlines:

• September 28 - Last day to add all internships.

• October 25 - Attention: December Graduates! Commencement Central, Ridgway University Center, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.



* Men's Basketball 5-Packs on Sale Now

The 2012 season is just a few weeks away and fans have the opportunity to purchase tickets to some of the University of Evansville’s top games at the Ford Center this season.Five packs are now available for the 2012-13 season and are just $58 for lower bowl seats and $46 for the upper bowl.

The following games are included in the pack – the Vectren Community Classic versus USI (10/27), Murray State (12/8), Southern Illinois (1/5), Drake (2/10) and Creighton (2/16).

Single game tickets for all home contests will be on sale to the general public on Monday, October 1.  To purchase tickets, call (812) 488-ACES or visit the ticket office, which is located in the Carson Center on the UE campus.

* Women's Golf Team Travel to SIUE Intercollegiate

The Purple Aces women’s golf team will take to the course once again next week as they travel to the SIUE Intercollegiate on Monday and Tuesday.Evansville opened the season up two weeks ago at the Redbird Invitational in Normal, Ill.  In her inaugural tournament at UE, freshman Paige Crafton led the squad as she tied for 31st in the three-round event.  Her top round came in the second as she tallied a 75 to mark the lowest for the Aces in the event.

Sophomore Cathy Doyle rebounded from an opening round score of 90 to notch a pair of 70’s to close the tournament.  Doyle shot a 76 before capping off the opener with a 78.  Sydney Skiles tallied a 254 in the event to take 69th place.

Monday’s play will get underway with a shotgun start at 9 a.m. before beginning at 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday at Sunset Hills Country Club in Edwardsville, Ill.  The course is set to be 6,025 yards with a par of 72.

Ten teams are set to participate including: Creighton, Eastern Illinois University, IPFW, Lipscomb, SIU Carbondale, Tennessee State, University of Nebraska Omaha, University of South Dakota and SIUE.

* Missouri State Tops Volleyball, 3-0

Ashley Ring led the University of Evansville with 12 kills, but Christine McCartney responded with 13 for Missouri State as the Bears came away with a 3-0 win over the Aces in Missouri Valley Conference volleyball action on Saturday evening.Ring tallied 12 kills for UE (5-11, 1-3 MVC) while Stephanie Cerino and Hannah Wilson each finished with seven.  Lauren Robertson notched 19 assists on the night while Katie Klages tallied 14 digs.

Missouri State (8-7, 3-1 MVC) was led by McCartney while Amber Doolittle tallied 11.  Carly Thomas led all players with 34 assists.

MSU used an early 5-0 run with the score tied at 3-3 to earn the victory in the opening frame.  Cerino notched a kill to stop the run, but the Bears notched four more points in a row as they would cruise to a 25-19 win.  Missouri State was up 24-16 before Ring notched three-straight kills before Doolittle notched a kill to finish the set.

Evansville was strong early in the second set as Ring opened it up with a kill.  The teams managed to tie the game at each point leading up to a 13-13 tie before MSU slowly pulled away.  Up 15-14, the Bears utilized a 4-0 run to jump out to a 5-point edge.  Robertson and Lauren Seyller brought UE back with three, 19-16, but it was Missouri State who tallied the final six points en route to a 25-16 win.

In the third game, it was the Aces who came out firing as they jumped out to a 7-3 advantage as Wilson registered a pair of early kills.  The lead would remain at four points as a MSU service error gave UE a 16-12 lead. 

Looking to seal the match, MSU reeled off the next six points to take their first lead at 18-16.  UE fought right back, retaking the lead at 21-20 after a Cerino kill and MSU error.  The run eventually led to a 24-24 tie, but Kaitlin Jaeger notched a kill to finish off the 3-0 sweep.

The Aces return to the Carson Center for their next three matches as they host Drake and Creighton next weekend before welcoming UT Martin on October 2.

* Kentucky Shuts Out Men's Soccer

The University of Evansville men’s soccer team could not solve Kentucky’s defensive back line Saturday night at Arad McCutchan Stadium, as the Purple Aces fell to the visiting Wildcats, 2-0, in non-conference play.

Kentucky (4-4-0) held the Purple Aces (4-3-0) to just six shots on the night, allowing just three in each half, while firing 18 on the offensive side of the ball.  UE’s defense was tested throughout the night, as goalkeeper Eric Teppen highlighted the effort with a season-high 10 saves.

The Wildcats controlled the tempo and pushed numbers forward early in the contest, taking the first five shots of the match and nearly scoring on a one-on-one opportunity created by Tyler Riggs.  Riggs made a tackle to gain possession deep in Evansville’s defensive third and fired a shot that was saved by the fingertips of Teppen.

Kentucky continued to pressure the UE defense and broke through in the 38th minute, when Jacob Kemper delivered a cross from the end line on the left side to the center of the box that found the foot of Riggs for a goal.  The tally was the third of the season for Riggs.

The Purple Aces started to threaten late in the first half, earning a trio of corner kicks in the final 90 seconds of the half, but the UK defense off the offensive outburst and retained a 1-0 lead heading into the locker room.

The Wildcats once again forced the issue in the second half, getting of 10 shots over the final 45 minutes of play.  Evansville held firm in the defensive third throughout much of the half, but UK got an insurance goal in the 78th minute to seal the win.  Matt Lodge finished a crossing pass from Riggs to double the UK advantage.

Peter May and Jesse Sharp led UE offensively with two shots each.  Riggs led all players with seven shots, including six on goal, as Kentucky had seven players combined for its 18 attempts.

The Purple Aces will have an eight-day layoff before returning to the pitch and attempting to end a three-game losing streak.  Evansville’s next match will be next Sunday, Sept. 30, when the Aces welcome Oral Roberts to McCutchan Stadium for a 2 p.m. tilt.

* Women's Soccer Opens MVC Play with 4-1 Win Over Illinois State

Freshman Abby Springer led the University of Evansville women’s soccer team to an impressive 4-1 win in its Missouri Valley Conference opener over Valley preseason favorite Illinois State Sunday afternoon at Arad McCutchan Stadium by recording her first-career hat trick and the first by a UE player since 2008.

The Purple Aces (2-6-2, 1-0-0 MVC) held ISU, the league’s top offensive team, to just two shots on goal and outshot the Redbirds (6-3-2, 0-1-0 MVC), 14-11.  UE was just as impressive on offense, putting seven of its 14 shot attempts on frame and hitting the back of the net a season-high four times.  In addition to Springer’s hat trick, Stephanie Thompson recorded a pair of assists and Kayla Smith added another.

The Aces took an early 1-0 lead in the 24th minute, when Springer headed in a corner kick service from Thompson.  Thompson swung in a service from the far corner flag and found Springer eight yards out in the middle of the box for her second goal of the year.

The UE defense staved off the Redbirds in the later part of the opening half, allowing just one shot on goal to preserve a 1-0 lead heading into the locker room.

Thompson doubled Evansville’s advantage in the opening moments of the first half, scoring in the 54th minute off of a cross from Smith.  The goal was Thompson’s second of the year and was the first of the year for Smith.

Just over 15 minutes later, Springer found the back of the net for the second time to give the Aces a 3-0 lead.  After a cross from Thompson was deflected by a Redbird defender, Springer collected the loose ball and finished from close range.

Illinois State cut the lead to 3-1 in the 74th minute, when Rachel Bostick headed in a flip throw in from Sarah Mussallem, but Springer quickly stopped the momentum by completing her hat trick in the 83rd minute.  Thompson played a long through ball into Illinois State’s defensive third and found the feet of Springer, who dribbled into the box and finished the chance.

Evansville goalkeeper Simone Busby picked up the first win of her career and improved to 1-0-2 in net by making a pair of saves.  Thompson led UE with five shots, while Springer added four.

The Aces will continue MVC play next Sunday, Sept. 30, when they travel to Missouri State for a 1 p.m. contest at Plaster Field in Springfield, Mo.


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