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Tuesday, November 27, 2012

* Christmas on Campus

Several events have been planned to celebrate Christmas on Campus!

Thursday, November 29
4-7:30 p.m., UE Bookstore
Faculty/Staff Appreciation Night – prior to Vespers, come to the Bookstore with your ID and get a 20 percent discount on regularly priced items and an additional 5 percent off of clearance items. There will be door prizes too!

7:30 p.m., Neu Chapel
A Campus Christmas: Candlelight Vespers – get in the holiday spirit with Christmas carols and more.

Friday, November 30
3-5 p.m., Ridgway University Center
Purple Friday Holiday Party – have your photo taken with Purple Santa, decorate ornaments and enjoy refreshments.

5-9 p.m., Schroeder Family School of Business Administration  Building
Holiday Spectacular – get your photo taken and put on a mug from 5-9 p.m. in the Atrium. Then take a carriage ride from 7-9 p.m. The rides start at the Schroeder Building and go around the front oval.

Tuesday, December 4
7:30 p.m., Victory Theatre in Downtown Evansville
Holiday Pops Concert – this event is free and open to the public!

* 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

* This Week in Music - Eykamp Quartet Performs

The Eykamp String Quartet, the Department of Music’s resident string ensemble, will perform in Wheeler Concert Hall this evening 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.



Upcoming Events

* UE Military History Project Presentation

There will be a presentation of the University of Evansville Military History Project on December 4, at 11:00 a.m. in Eykamp Hall in Ridgway University Center.  This event is open to the public. The subject of the presentation is a project completed by the Strategic Public Relations class that explored military history connected to the University of Evansville.

* Purple Santa Party - Friday, November 30!

There will be a Purple Santa Party from 3:00-5:00 p.m. on Friday, November 30, in Ridgway University Center.  This event will offer a hot chocolate bar and Christmas tree ornament decorating. Also, Purple Santa Claus will be available for pictures.

* Celebrate More this Holiday Season

Join UE Hillel for their second annual Chanukah Party to learn more about Chanukah and help your Jewish classmates celebrate Chanukah!  This event will be held this Thursday, November 29 at 8:00 p.m. in Eykamp 252, Ridgway University Center.  They will be teaching everyone to play dreidle and there will be free latkes (potato pankcakes) for everyone!  Don't miss out on this great chance to have a fun cultural experience right here on campus!

* Informal Session on Study Abroad Opportunity: London-Harlaxton-Istanbul

Would you be interested in a Study Abroad Opportunity: London-Harlaxton-Istanbul from May 2-17? This will be open to students across disciplines, Contemporary European Business Issues (BUS 265/365) will be offered in London, Harlaxton and Istanbul this summer. The course will provide practical applications of course material via on-site corporate visits, guest speakers, and cultural visits in the UK and Turkey.

Join Dr. Omer Bayar, recipient of the 2012 Schroeder Family School of Business Administration Dean’s Teaching Award, for an informal info session about this opportunity this Wednesday, November 28. The session will be from 12-12:50 p.m. in Room 162 (Harkness Hall), in the Schroeder Family School of Business Administration Building.

For more information, please visit

* Second Speaker Luncheon Series – Topic: Utilizing 3rd Party Recruitment

Please join us for the second Speaker Series Luncheon of the Student-Alumni Mentoring Program on Wednesday, November 28  from 12-1 pm. in Eykamp 253, Ridgway University Center. Pat Meehan, president at The Meehan Group, Evansville, Indiana, will be presenting Utilizing 3rd Party Recruitment. The Meehan Group is a generalist recruitment firm that works with all levels of an organization including engineering and technical, scientific, accounting, human resources, purchasing, engineering, supervision, sales, marketing, quality control, materials management, and executive level positions.

This is a great opportunity to meet with your mentor for lunch; this is event is open to the campus community as well.

Lunch will be provided with a reservation.

To reserve your lunch, please contact

* Faculty/Staff Appreciation Night

Don't forget the annual Faculty/Staff Appreciation Night at the Bookstore is Thursday, November 29 from 4 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., right before Vespers.  Bring your door prizes entry forms to register for one of the door prizes.  If your spouse is coming and you are not able to come yourself, please give your ID to your spouse to receive the discount.

* 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

* Attention December 2012 Graduates:

If you have earned a military honorable discharge or a general discharge under honorable conditions, are on active duty, or in active drilling status, please notify the Cherie Leonhardt in the Office of Veterans Affairs at or call 488-2141 ASAP.  The Office of Veterans Affairs and UE VETS has a special graduation gift for you! 

* 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.



* Birth Announcement

Congratulations to Paula Heldt, academic services coordinator in cademic Affairs, on the birth of her first grandchild, Charles Clark Hedde III. Parents are Natalie and Charles Hedde. He was born on Monday, November 19 at 9:54 p.m. weighing in at  8 pounds and 14 ounces,. and 22 ¼ inches long.  Mother, son, father and grandma doing fine!


* Biology Seniors Score in 99th Percentile

Once again the seniors in Biology tested in the highest category on the nationally administered Major Field Test in Biology. The test assesses mastery of concepts, principles and knowledge of graduating biology students from approximately 400 institutions nationwide. It is important to note that our students receive no coaching or exam preparation materials prior to the exam, so it is to their credit that they perform at such a high level. Congratulations seniors!


* Kathy Liu

Congratulations to Assistant Professor in Exercise and Sport Science Kathy Liu, who has had a paper published in the most recent issue of Athletic Training and Sports Health Care. The paper is titled "Effects of Ankle instability on Gait Parameters: A Systematic Review". Another paper is also in press with Clinical Biomechanics available online ahead of print titled "Examining the Diagnostic Accuracy of Dynamic Postural Stability Measures in Differentiating Along Ankle Instability Status".

* 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




* Women's Soccer Garners NSCAA Team Academic Award

The University of Evansville women’s soccer team was recognized by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) for its efforts off the pitch during the 2011-12 academic year, as the Purple Aces were one of 504 women’s programs to receive the Team Academic Award.

Evansville women’s soccer players posted a cumulative grade-point average (GPA) of 3.19 to earn the annual award, which is given to teams that achieve a cumulative GPA of 3.00.  UE was one of six Missouri Valley Conference schools that received the honor.

The Evansville men’s and women’s soccer teams both received the NSCAA Team Academic award, making UE just one of 154 schools that had both their men’s and women’s programs recognized.

* Colt Ryan's 13-Point Effort Lifts UE To 72-46 Win

Colt Ryan, who missed two of the last three games, scored a team-high 13 points as the Purple Aces men’s basketball team won its fourth in a row, cruising to a 72-46 win over Alabama A&M on Monday night at the Ford Center.Ryan hit three 3-pointers in the win while notching seven assists.  Ned Cox finished with 11 points while Jaylon Moore set a career mark with 10 points, his first double-digit outing for the Aces (4-2).  After being outrebounded by a 20-18 margin in the first half, Evansville rallied to finish with a 42-36 advantage in that department.  Egidijus Mockevicius and Troy Taylor had six apiece.

“We played very well in spurts,” Aces head coach Marty Simmons said.  “The guys really rose to the challenge over the last four games; our team really stepped up.  We still have a lot to improve on, but we are working towards our goals each day.”

It was Alabama A&M (2-3) who had the early advantage as Evansville began the game 1-of-6 from the floor with a pair of turnovers.  Ned Cox got UE on the board with a trey before Troy Taylor and Jaylon Moore picked up buckets to give Evansville a 7-6 lead seven minutes into the contest.

Later, Colt Ryan, who missed two of the last three games, came off the bench to knock down his first three-pointer of the season to put the Aces up 12-9.  His bucket sparked the offense as they went on an 11-0 run to jump out to a 20-9 lead.  Egidijus Mockevicius had a strong dunk off of a Troy Taylor steal as UE hit 7-of-11 shots after its slow start.

Evansville held the Bulldogs without a field goal for a span of 8:55 before taking a 38-21 lead at halftime.  Ryan led UE with 8 points in the period as all ten players who saw action scored at least two points in the half.  Nine out of ten contributed on the boards, grabbing at least one rebound.

Mockevicius came out firing in the second half.  His back-to-back buckets helped Evansville go up by 20 before the lead continued to grow.  The Purple Aces hit eight of their first 16 shots of the second frame while the defense held the Bulldogs to 0-10 shooting before a Justan Banks dunk at the 10-minute mark cut the Aces lead to 60-26.

The lead reached as many as 39 (65-26) with eight minute to go before Evansville cruised to the 72-46 win.  Freshman D.J. Balentine put forth another solid effort, hitting 4-of-8 shots to tally nine while fellow frosh Mockevicius added three more blocks to give him a total of 11 on the season.

Brandon Ellis led the Bulldogs with 12 points while Demarquelle Tabb hauled in nine rebounds.  AAMU shot 30.6% on the night while the Aces were 44.4% from the field.

A trip to Fort Collins, Colo. awaits the Aces this weekend as they will square off against Colorado State as part of the MVC/Mountain West Challenge.  The Aces and Rams will play on Saturday at 3:30 p.m. CT before coming home for its next four contests. 

* Volleyball Signs A Pair For 2013

University of Evansville head women’s volleyball coach Mike Swan has announced the signing of Alysia Baznik and Kristen Koncelik to National Letters of Intent to begin play for the Purple Aces beginning next season.“We are thrilled to add Alysia and Kristen to our roster,” Swan said.  “They have been outstanding players for their high schools and both play for the top club program in the country, Sports Performance.”

Baznik will come to UE from Naperville, Ill. where she played at Naperville Central.  She was recently named to the Chicago Sun-Times 2012 Girls All-Area Volleyball Team as she finished her senior campaign with 304 kills, 176 digs and 58 aces in her senior campaign.  Baznik has seen time at each position on the floor.

Along with her All-Area honor, the 5-10 Baznik was selected as a 2012 All-Star for’s 3rd annual Illinois High School Volleyball All Star Game, which will be held on December 1.  Prior to her senior season, she spent time as a setter where in 2011 she notched 485 assists to go along with 231 kills and 102 digs.  She has been named an All-Conference, All-Area First Team, All-Academic and All-Tournament Team player in her high school career.

“Alysia is a great athlete; she can pass, set, hit and play solid defense,” Swan continued.  “A super competitor and teammate, Alysia makes everyone around her on the court much better because she plays with confidence and enthusiasm.” 

Joining Baznik in the class is middle hitter Kristen Koncelik.  A native of Downers Grove, Ill., Koncelik will come to Evansville from Batavia High School.  Koncelik received four letters in high school while being a presence in the middle.  She is the all-time blocks leader at her high school with 273 while leading the way for her squad with 111 in 2011 (26 solo and 85 assists).  Last summer, she was named an All-American at the AAU’s.

Koncelik was named to the All-Conference Team (Upstate 8 Conference) in 2010 and 2012 while receiving an Honorable Mention in 2011.  While her blocking totals are impressive on their own, she is an extremely talented hitter, who registered a 47% kill rate in 2011 in 555 attempts while notching 223 kills in her senior campaign.  Her top season in high school came in 2010 where she led Batavia to a 36-6 mark.

“Kristen is an extremely physical player who hits with much power and intelligence.  Her blocking skills were something that stood out when we saw her play last club season,” Swan commented.  “We expect her to be challenge our returning middles immediately because she is fast and aggressive.” 

* Men's Soccer Earns NSCAA Team Academic Award

The University of Evansville men’s soccer team was recognized by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) for its efforts in the classroom, as the Purple Aces received the NSCAA Team Academic Award for the 2011-2012 academic year.

Evansville men’s soccer players posted a cumulative grade-point average (GPA) of 3.14 to earn the annual award, which is given to teams that achieve a cumulative GPA of 3.00.  UE was one of four Missouri Valley Conference schools that received the honor.


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