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Monday, November 26, 2012

* November Pcard Cycle Reconciliation Reminder

The November Pcard Cycle has ended.  Have you finished your November cycle reconciliation and ran you report?  Cardholders will have until Wednesday, November 28, to complete the November reconciliation process

 

What's Happening Today

* Tonight at the Newman Center: "A Summer in Salzburg"

For tonight's presentation at the Newman Catholic Student Center, UE senior Melanie Bacaling will be speaking about her experiences studying in Salzburg this past summer. Dinner is served at 5:30 p.m., with the discussion from 6:00-7:00 p.m. Everyone is welcome! Contact Mike Roesch at mr201@evansville.edu with any questions.
 

* Donate a Pink Yoplait Lid and Help Fight Breast Cancer

Please help Zeta Tau Alpha find a cure for breast cancer and donate the rest of your pink Yoplait lids. There are collection boxes in Ridgway University Center, Graves Hall, and Schroeder Family School of Business Administration Building that you can put them in. You can also give them to any Zeta. Their goal is 8,000 - help them reach it. Zeta would also like to thank everyone that hasdonated pink lids.

 

* This Week in Music

The Department of Music’s Jazz Ensemble II and University Band will present a joint concert in Eykamp Hall this evening, November 26, at 7:30 p.m.  Jazz Ensemble II, under the direction of Assistant Professor of Guitar and Jazz Studies Renato Butturi, will perform a slate of works ranging from Jerome Kern to Chick Corea and Frank Mantooth.  Assistant Professor and Director of Bands Ken Steinsultz and Assistant Professor of Music Education Timothy Groulx will then lead the University Band in a program of contemporary wind ensemble music, including works by Henry Fillmore, Sir Malcolm Arnold, and Michael Daugherty.

The Eykamp String Quartet, the Department of Music’s resident string ensemble, will perform in Wheeler Concert Hall this Tuesday, November 27, at 7:30 p.m.  Quartet members include violinist Tim Kantor, Concertmaster of the Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra; violinist Sun Hye Oh, the EPO’s Associate Concertmaster; violist Rose Wollman, Principal Violist of the EPO; and EPO Principal Cellist Schuyler Slack.  The program will include Haydn’s String Quartet in D Major, Op. 50, No. 6, the so-called “Frog” Quartet; Mendelssohn’s Quartet in F Minor, Op. 80; and Stravinsky’s Three Pieces for String Quartet.  The Eykamp String Quartet is made possible by the special underwriting of Rita, Richard, and Dorothy Eykamp, friends of the University of Evansville and the Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra.

The Department’s Percussion Ensemble will perform in Wheeler Concert on Friday afternoon, November 30, at 5:30.  The ensemble, under the direction of Consortium Instructor and EPO Principal Percussionist Ross Erickson, will perform several works, including Steve Reich’s Music for Pieces of Wood.  Also this weekend, flutist and Department of Music student Karrie Anne Skinner will present her Senior Recital in Wheeler Concert Hall on Saturday, December 1, at 2:30 p.m.  All concerts are free and open to the public.

The Department of Music recently hosted the annual "KEY" (Keyboard Education for Youth) Competition, sponsored by the Greater Evansville Music Teachers Association.  Over 100 student pianists (ages 5-18), teachers, and parents were on campus for the competition and recital on November 17.  UE piano majors who assisted with the event were Joe Luegers, Colleen Vonalt, Theo Zajler, Josh Kight, Jerren Shidler, Joe Effinger, and Elizabeth Long.
 

* Today Last Day to RSVP for Business Speed Networking

Attention all students with business-related majors, TODAY is the last day to RSVP for Business Speed Networking. RSVP today under JobLink’s Events tab (Workshops). The event will be held Wednesday, November 28, from 6 – 8:30 p.m. in Eykamp Hall, Ridgway University Center. Get face-to-face with employers interested in you!

Upcoming Events

* Candlelight Vespers Service Tonight in Neu Chapel

To observe the beginning of Advent, the Christian season leading up to Christmas Day, all are invited to attend the University of Evansville’s annual Candlelight Vespers service at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, November 29 in Neu Chapel.

Approximately 20 minutes before the service begins, the Neu Chapel Jazz Quartet will perform jazz arrangements of familiar Christmas music. Mai Ishihara, a UE international student from Nagasaki, Japan, will also play the organ as part of the pre-service music.

This year’s Vespers service will feature Kantorei, UE’s smallest and most select choir, singing Benjamin Britten’s A Ceremony of Carols. Harpist Mary Dicken will accompany the group. The service also includes Advent and Christmas congregational hymn singing by candlelight and scripture readings by UE students, faculty, and administrators.

* Holiday Extravaganza Set for Friday, November 30

Those on the Student Activities Board know that the end of the year is full of stress as you're trying to study for finals, or as some of you are trying to graduate.  Such a large amount of stress is never a good thing for anyone.  So the SAB Board wants to invite you and your friends to the annual Holiday Extravaganza, co-sponsored by SAB and Freshman Council. 

The event will be THIS Friday, November 30 from 6-10 p.m. in the Schroeder Family School of Business Administration Building Atrium.  Plenty of things will be going on and you can come and go as you please.  This year, the special treat will be photo mugs, which can be personalized to fit your style.  Along with the photo mugs, there will be hot cocoa and Holiday BINGO all night.  From 7-9 p.m., there will be carriage rides. 

S0 don't miss out on this de-stresser, and come celebrate the holiday season with SAB.

Have a great holiday!
 

* Alumna to Demonstrate Archaeology Game App

Lierin Holly-Falzoni (’09) will be demonstrating the new game app her graphics company, Zombie Cricket Studios, has designed.   The presentation will be Thursday, November 29 at 4:15 p.m. in Room 71, Schroeder Family School of Business Administration Building. The app simulates an archaeological excavation. Lierin has generously agreed to donate 5% of the profits from the app to a Department of Archaeology and Art History scholarship to support students going to archaeological field schools. Join us in supporting one of our own and in thanking her for her donation.
 

* Annual Christmas Art and Crafts Sale Planned for Nov 29-30

The Annual Christmas Art and Crafts Sale will take place on Thursday, November 29 from noon to 6 p.m., and Friday, November 30. from 7:00 a.m. to1:00 p.m. This event will be held in the Melvin Peterson Gallery on the corner of Lincoln and Weinbach Avenues.

So far there are 18 artists and crafters registered to bring work.  Art for sale will range from pottery to prints to acrylics to watercolors.  Crafts for sale will include handmade cards, rice bags, book bags, jewelry, handmade soaps and duck tape wallets.
 

* TIAA CREF Counseling Available December 5

The TIAA CREF representative will be on the UE campus on Wednesday, December 5 for individual counseling sessions.  To schedule an appointment, call TIAA CREF at 1-800-732-8353 or 317-706-6200.   The sessions are held in the Clifford Rare Books Room of the University Libraries (Room 158).  If you have any questions, call Carol McCraney at extension 2943.

* Great American Smokeout and Colleges Against Cancer Selling T-Shirts

Sucks to Suck T-Shirts and The Great American Smokeout:Colleges Against Cancer will be promoting the fight against lung cancer November 28-30 with activities and awareness. Stop by the table in Ridgway University Center on Wednesday-Friday to learn more about the harmful effects of smoking, and pick up your very own "Sucks to Suck" t-shirt for only $8! Compete for your chance to win a FREE "Sucks to Suck" t-shirt by using #suckstosuckUE in your tweets!
 

Info You Should Know

* Important Information on Spring Class Registration from the Registar's Office

Students will not be able to register for spring classes through WebAdvisor after November 30 at 5:00 p.m.

* $1.00 T-shirts for Sale

UE VETS is selling left over Operation Comedy Show/Homecoming t-shirts for $1.00.  Proceeds go to UE VETS student veterans organization.  Shirts come in teal, navy, red, purple, and orange.  Contact Cherie Leonhardt at cl29@evansville.edu or 488-2141 or stop by the Office of Veterans Affairs in Olmsted 238.

* Winter Intersession Courses

Registration for Winter Intersession courses is now underway. The online courses offered during winter break run December 13 to January 4. Take advantage of this opportunity to lighten your spring course schedule, complete missing requirements, and earn the credits you need for graduation. Go to www.evansville.edu/registrar for more information.

The following courses are offered:
Larmann ART 105 Introduction to Visual Arts
Thomlison COMM 380 Intercultural Communication
Newhouse-Bailey EXSS 201 Introduction to Sport Management
Rodd EXSS 320 Nutrition for Performance and Health
Alhenawi FIN 280 Personal Finance and Wealth Management
Rosen/Rawski MGT 280 LinkedIn and Social Networking: #Land Your Career
Fraering MKT 380 Services Marketing
Kim PSCI 100 World Politics
Stevenson PSYC 229 Social Psychology
Plikuhn SOC 105 Introduction to Sociology

Congratulations

* UE Helps UE VETS Donate $1000 to Evansville Vet Center

Thanks to the generous UE community, UE VETS was able to contribute $1000 from proceeds made at their Operation Comedy Show to supporting veterans and their families at the Evansville Vet Center.

* Anthony Beavers

Anthony Beavers' article "Historicizing Floridi: The Question of Method, The State of the Profession, and the Timeliness of Floridi's Philosophy of Information," recently published in the Italian journal Etica & Politica / Ethics and Politics 13.2 (2011): 255-275, is soon to be translated into French for the journal Implications philosophiques as "Historiciser Floridi : la philosophie de l'information de Luciano Floridi à la lumière des question de méthode, de son actualité et du statut du métier de philosophe" and into Spanish for the Columbian journal Escritos as "Floridi historizado: La cuestión del método, el estado de la profesión y la oportunidad de la Filosofía Información de Luciano Floridi." Both translations are set to appear in 2013. The article takes Floridi's philosophy of information and reinterprets it from an historical point of view to show how changes in the flow of information have restructured the discipline of philosophy from the Greeks up to the current day. In so doing, it examines philosophy's relevance in the current information climate and how it must change in order to remain pertinent. The article in English may be viewed in full at http://tinyurl.com/bmnswqv.

 

* International Education Week - a Great Success!

Congratulations and THANK YOU to all who made IEW 2012 a great success. Study Abroad Fair attendees - check your email for prize announcements and contact studyabroad@evansville.edu to pick up your prize certificates.

 

Athletics

* Heck's Career-High 25 Not Enough in 73-55 Loss at Wisconsin

The University of Evansville women’s basketball team fell to host Wisconsin, 73-55, in head coach Oties Epps’ return to the Kohl Center Sunday afternoon in Madison, Wis., despite a career-high 25 points from senior Samantha Heck.

Heck finished the afternoon 9-for-17 from the field, including a 3-for-6 mark from behind the arc and a 4-for-4 effort at the free throw line.  The Auxvasse, Mo., native also grabbed a team-high eight rebounds and blocked two shots.  Senior Meagan Collins and redshirt sophomore Khristian Hart also finished in double figures for Evansville, as Collins scored 13 points and pulled down three boards, while Hart finished with 12 points, four rebounds and two steals.

Evansville (2-3) got off to a slow start, as Wisconsin (3-2) jumped out to an early 11-3 lead.  The Badgers created a UE turnover, which led to a Tiera Stephen on the opposite end of the floor at the 16:04 mark in the opening half, forcing a timeout by the Aces.

Heck allowed UE to hang around in the first half, scoring 10 of Evansville’s first 11 points on a trio of layups and a long three off of an assist by Kat Taylor that cut UW’s advantage to 15-11 with 13:29 remaining in the half.

The Badgers opened up a 31-20 lead at the 8:27 mark courtesy of a 13-5 run that was capped by a Stephen steal and layup.  Evansville battled back and cut the Wisconsin lead to eight at 36-28 on another Heck bucket with 3:12 on the clock for two of her 17 first-half points.

The two sides traded baskets for much of the latter part of the opening stanza, but Wisconsin captured the momentum heading into the locker room, as the Badgers rebounded a quick shot by the Aces and turned it into three points the other way.  After a Cassie Rochel board, Jacki Gulczynski buried a trey just before the first-half buzzer to give UW a 39-28 halftime lead.

The Badgers clamped down defensively in the second half, holding the Aces to just a 29.0 percent shooting clip over the final 20 minutes.  Wisconsin also dominated the paint and the offensive glass, scoring 18 of its 34 second-half points in the lane and 15 points following offensive rebounds.

Hart scored 10 of her 12 points in the second half and Evansville kept pace early in the second period, but Badgers broke the game open with a 10-2 run and took their largest lead of the contest at 62-39 with 10:38 remaining.

A pair of free throws by Heck at the 2:46 mark pulled the Aces within 16, but UE would get no closer and Wisconsin would pick up its third victory of the season.

Morgan Paige was one of three UW players in double figures and led the Badgers with 19 points, going 7-for-18 from the field and 5-for-5 at the charity stripe.  Tiera Stephen added 13 points and seven assists for Wiscosnin and Taylor Wurtz tallied 11 points and six rebounds.

Wisconsin outrebounded Evansville, 40-31, pulling down 17 offensive rebounds and turned 16 Aces’ turnovers into 19 points. 

The Aces will be back at the Ford Center for their next game, as UE will host UT Martin Wednesday, Nov. 28, at 7 p.m.

* Men's Hoops To Face Alabama A&M Monday

The University of Evansville men’s basketball team will look to extend its winning streak to four games as it hosts Alabama A&M on Monday evening at 7:05 p.m. inside the Ford Center.The Purple Aces are coming off of a dominating 62-50 win at Tennessee Tech last Tuesday as the Aces led by as many as 25 points before coming home with the 12-point win.  Ned Cox led the way with 15 points while freshman D.J. Balentine notched 11.

Evansville’s defense has turned it up over the last two games, holding WIU and TTU to just 47 PPG while holding each to under 20 points in a half.  Large runs have been key in those contests; in the win over WIU, the Aces held the Leathernecks scoreless over a span of 8:28 in the second half, forcing them to miss all five shots along with eight turnovers.  A similar run in the first half at Tennessee Tech saw UE go on a 20-2 run while holding the Golden Eagles to 1-11 shooting over that span.

UE has held its last two opponents to 50 or fewer points; by comparison, Evansville held just one team to under 50 last season as Western Illinois mustered up 45 points in a Feb. 18 meeting.  This year the Leathernecks scored just 44 points versus UE, the fewest point an opponent has scored since Oakland City had 42 in the 2010-11 season opener.

With Colt Ryan out of the lineup, Evansville has been looking elsewhere for it scoring; in the last three games, one of the stars has been senior Ned Cox.  The San Antonio native led the way with 15 points on 5-of-12 shooting at Tennessee Tech.  Cox has also found his stroke from long range; after hitting 2-9 threes in the first two games (22.2%), he has hit 5-12 (41.7%) of his treys.

Sophomore Jaylon Moore posted 30 points in his entire freshman season, but has improved greatly in his second season at UE as he already has scored 22 points through five games.  Moore set a new career mark with nine tallies at Tennessee Tech while registering three rebounds and a blocked shot; since the Yale game, he has hit 9-of-13 shots while averaging 6.7 PPG.

D.J. Balentine has also been stellar in the Aces three-game win streak; the freshman is tied with Ned Cox for the team lead with 11.7 PPG over the streak; in the losses for UE, he chipped in an average of 4.5 points.  In the win at Tennessee Tech, Balentine went 4-8 (3-5 from 3-pt range) to score 11 points while grabbing three boards; he is UE’s leading three-point shooter, hitting eight on the season while hitting 40% of his attempts.

Coming off of a 7-21 campaign a season ago, Alabama A&M is 2-2 thus far in the young season; AAMU has wins over Miles and Oakwood while falling at Iowa State and Jacksonville State.  Demarquelle Tabb leads Alabama A&M in points (12.3), rebounds (8.8) and blocks (9).  Last time out, the Bulldogs picked up a 103-77 win over Oakwood; Justin Colvin led the way with 19 points.

Monday’s game against Alabama A&M will mark the first meeting between the two schools.  The Bulldogs are members of the Southwestern Athletic Conference and the Aces are a perfect 5-0 against the league.  Evansville is 2-0 versus both Alabama State and Alcorn State while posting a 1-0 mark against Jackson State.

* Ashley Ring Named to MVC Scholar-Athlete Team

Sophomore Ashley Ring has been named to the Missouri Valley Conference 2012 Volleyball Scholar-Athlete Team in an announcement today by the league.Not only did Ring perform at an elite level on the floor, she also got the job done in the classroom.  The Madison, Wisc. Native posted a 3.97 GPA as a Pre-Med major at UE.  Her GPA was the highest among the 12 others who made the First Team.

Ring improved by leaps and bounds in her sophomore season with the Aces, finishing third in the MVC with an average of 3.45 kills per set.  She tallied a total of 379 on the season, also third in the league.  She also ranked in the top five in the conference in service aces, posting an average of 0.30 per set.

Forty-two student-athletes were nominated for the Valley’s scholar-athlete team. The criterion for the honor parallels the CoSIDA (College Sports Information Directors of America) standards for Academic All-America voting. Nominees must be starters or important reserves with at least a 3.20 cumulative GPA (on a 4.00 scale). Also, students must have participated in at least 75 percent of the regular-season matches.  Student-athletes must have reached sophomore status in both athletic and academic standing at their institution (true freshmen and redshirt freshmen were not eligible).

2012 MISSOURI VALLEY CONFERENCE SCHOLAR-ATHLETE FIRST TEAM
Name School Yr. Pos. GPA Major Hometown
Andrea Beaty Missouri State Jr. RS/MB 3.93 Psychology Pacific, Mo. (Washington)
^Megan Bober Creighton Sr. S 3.83 Exercise Science Murdock, Neb. (Elmwood-Murdock)
%Brooke Boggs Creighton Sr. DS 3.91 Health Administration/Policy Wildwood, Mo. (Lafayette)
^Amy Braun UNI Sr. OH 3.76 Elementary Education Lakeville, Minn. (North)
Rachael Brown Southern Illinois Sr. S  3.82 Exercise Science Brownsburg, Ind. (Brownsburg)
%Elizabeth Field Wichita State Jr. MB 3.80 Chemistry Windsor, Calif. (Santa Rosa)
^Shelby Kintzel UNI Jr. MB 4.00 Elementary Education Mount Vernon, Iowa (Mount Vernon)
^Ashley Mason Missouri State Jr. DS/L 3.90 Business Education Granby, Mo. (East Newton)
%Alysia Mayes Southern Illinois Sr. MB 3.77 Exercise Science Ashkum, Ill. (Clifton Central)
Ashley Ring Evansville So. OH 3.97 Pre-Med Madison, Wis. (Edgewood)
Macy Ubben UNI Jr. OH 3.94 Biology Ackley, Iowa (AGWSR)
%Bailey Yeager Southern Illinois Sr. DS 3.92 Speech Communication Disorders Brownsburg, Ind. (Brownsburg)
^2011 First Team; %2011 Honorable Mention
 

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