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Thursday, December 6, 2012

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* Think Outside the Lunch Box: 18 Ways to Make a Baby

Professor of Philosophy, Dr. Dick Connolly will be the presenter at today's Think Outside the Lunch Box faculty speaker series event. The presentation begins at noon at Old National Bank’s Blue and Gold Room.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 147,260 fertility treatments took place across the United States in 2010, and more than one percent of all infants born in the U.S. are conceived using assisted reproductive technology. While such treatments have given hope to couples struggling with infertility, they also have raised many ethical questions and concerns.

Connolly will examine these issues in his presentation, “18 Ways to Make a Baby.” begins at noon on Thursday, December 6, in the Blue & Gold Room on the first floor of Old National Bank’s headquarters in Downtown Evansville. The event is free and open to the public.

“In an age of donated eggs, donated sperm, and surrogate mothers, what counts as a parent, and what counts as a family?” Connolly asks. “I hope people will carry away from this talk not a fear of the future, but a recognition of the complexity of the ‘brave new world’ of assisted reproduction and the need to think carefully before we act.”

Connolly, a native of Mt. Kisco, New York, holds a Bachelor of Arts from Trinity College in Connecticut and a PhD in philosophy from Michigan State University. He has been a member of the UE faculty since 1971, having also served as a visiting professor at The University of Pittsburgh. He received the University’s Outstanding Teacher of the Year award in 1994 and the Sydney and Sadelle Berger Award for Service in 1998.

Attendees are welcome to eat lunch during the presentation. There is a restaurant conveniently located in the Old National Bank lobby.

* Bookstore Buyback

"Scratch and Win" Book Buyback starts on December 6 and runs through December 12 in the UE Bookstore.  The Bookstore quotes all books whether used on this campus or not and gives you cash on the spot.  Please bring your ID when selling books. 

Also during Buyback you can win prizes instantly including two Grand Prizes along with merchandise discounts from 15%...20%...25% percent. 

Sell back as many times as you want but remember in some cases the earlier you sell may net you more money based on the quantities the store is buying for itself. 

Bring all CDs and components with you as they may increase the value of your book and clean up workbooks if you can to give them value. 

If you have any questions please contact the Bookstore ... and remember books bought remain on this campus as much as possible to help keep book prices lower.


Upcoming Events

* Welcome Reception for Vice President of Marketing and Communications Don Jones

The University of Evansville community is invited to attend a welcome for the Vice President of Marketing and Communications Don Jones. The event will be Monday, December 10, from 8:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m. in the lobby of Olmsted Administration Hall.  Don will be responsible for overseeing the University’s brand strategy, marketing, public relations, and communications.  A UE graduate, he has previously served as vice president of marketing for MSW Research, a New York-based company that counts Disney, Intel, P&G, L’Oreal, Kraft, and MillerCoors among its clients.  Please join us in welcoming Don to the UE community.

* Acettes Offering Holiday Dance Clinic for Children 3-13

The University of Evansville Acettes invites all children ages 3-13 to their Holiday Dance Clinic! The clinic will be held on Friday, December 14, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.. Children will learn a holiday routine, play games, and have a pizza party with the team. Registration will begin at 5:30 p.m. in the Maikranz Gym (small gym) at the University of Evansville. Dress is comfortable with an athletic shoe. Clinic participants will perform with the Acettes during half time at the Men’s Basketball game vs. Alabama State on December 15. Game time is 1:05 p.m.

Registration is $25 per child and includes clinic t-shirt, pizza party, and child admission to the game. Advanced registration is welcomed but not required. Please visit the Dance Team page on for clinic registration forms—also available at clinic. You may RSVP to Coach Mariel Arata at or (409) 4ACESDT.


Info You Should Know

* What UE Libraries Can Do For You: Biblical Archaeology Society Online Archive

If you need information regarding an archaeological dig in Egypt, Italy, or any other biblically relevant area, or you need research about the Dead Sea scrolls, Biblical Archaeology Society Online may have what you need.  The database is the most comprehensive resource on biblical archaeology providing full-text articles from the Biblical Archaeology Review.
If you have any questions, please contact Kathy Bartlet ( or Shane White (

* Call for Proposals

This is a call for nominations/applications of UE faculty to serve as a UE Global Scholar for the 2013-14 academic year.  It is anticipated that up to five appointments will be made.  Global Scholars will engage in scholarship, travel and/or research activities related to the impact of globalization on our learning environment.  Global Scholars will receive a $2,000 stipend and a professional development budget of $3,000 for expenses, e.g., materials, books, travel, workshop registration, etc.  In addition, funds will be available to the Global Scholar’s department to provide a one-course release during the academic year.  It is expected that Global Scholar activities will have an impact on the global awareness and understanding of our learning community through curriculum or co-curricular activities.  We will value both research and pedagogical advancement in the proposed projects.  Projects that impact both of these elements will be given stronger consideration.  An evaluation form and narrative report detailing activities will be required on or before June 28, 2014.  A requirement of the Global Scholars program is to provide a written summary of the project performed upon completion of the work.  We may also ask for updates on progress during the course of the work.

Nominations/Applications should be made to the Institute for Global Enterprise in Indiana, Schroeder Family School of Business Administration Building, Room 260.  Deadline for full consideration is February 8, 2013.  Electronic submissions may be sent to Dan Miller, Executive Director, Institute for Global Enterprise in Indiana at  Materials in support of the candidate should include information that supports the candidate’s appointment and a description of activities proposed by the nominee/applicant, not to exceed one page.  The appropriate Department head and Dean must approve the application in advance. Materials will be reviewed by the Institute and Dr. Steve Standifird, Dean of the Schroeder Family School of Business Administration, in collaboration with the Council of Deans. Please provide your dean a copy of your submission.  Appointments will be announced by February 22, 2013.

* Neuroscience Honor Society Now at the University of Evansville

Nu Rho Psi Charter is now at the University of Evansville. Nu Rho Psi is the National Honor Society in Neuroscience, founded in 2006 by the Faculty for Undergraduate Neuroscience. University of Evansville now houses the 29th charter for Nu Rho Psi and the Alpha chapter for Indiana. Induction ceremony is scheduled for January 2013.  Neuroscience majors who are rising juniors and hold a GPA of 3.5 are able to apply for membership.

The purpose of Nu Rho Psi is to:
• encourage professional interest and excellence in scholarship, particularly in neuroscience;
• award recognition to students who have achieved such excellence in scholarship;
• advance the discipline of neuroscience; encourage intellectual and social interaction between students, faculty, and professionals in neuroscience and related fields;
• promote career development in neuroscience and related fields;
• increase public awareness of neuroscience and its benefits for the individual and society; and
• encourage service to the community.

* Fitness Center Winter Break Hours

Fitness Center Winter Break Hours are as follows:

  • Wednesday, December 5 – 8:00 am to 7:00 pm
  • Thursday, December 6 -8:00 am to 7:00 pm
  • Friday, December  7 – 8:00 am to 7:00 pm
  • Saturday, December 8 – 11:30 am to 5:30 pm
  • Sunday, December 9 – 11:30 am to 5:30 pm
  • Monday, December  10  through Friday, December 14– 8:00 am  to 6:00 pm
  • Saturda,y December  15 & Sunday,, December 16 – Closed
  • Monday, December 17 through Friday, December 21  - 8:00 am to 6:00 pm
  • Saturday, December 22 through Tuesday, January 1, 2013 – Closed
  • Wednesday, January 2 through Friday, January 4 – 8:00 am to 6:00 pm
  • Saturday,,  January 5 & Sunday,  January 6 – Closed
  • Monday, January 7 – 6:30 am to 10:00 pm (Normal  Hours Resume)

Pool Hours are 12:00 to 1:00 pm  - depending on life guard availability

Please Note***The Fitness Center will close early on December 12 due to Winter Commencement

* Grades, Credits and Financial Aid Eligibility

As we approach the end of the fall semester, the Office of Financial Aid would like to clarify all policies related to the academic standards that govern scholarship and financial aid renewal. Other than the two exceptions* noted below, the Office of Financial Aid does not monitor grades or credit hours earned after the fall semester. The stated Grade Point Average and credit-hours-earned standards that govern UE scholarships and all aid eligibility are monitored each MAY.

Therefore, if a student’s GPA dips below the required minimum at the end of the fall semester, he or she has the spring semester restore the cumulative GPA to the necessary level.  Aid is neither reduced nor restored in mid-year.

See the full policies for the renewal of UE Merit-based Scholarships, as well as maintaining Satisfactory Academic Progress for the renewal of all forms of aid, including federal loans.

Please direct your questions to the UE Office of Financial Aid at, or 1-800-424-8634 or 812-488-2364. You may also stop into the Office of Financial Aid, Olmsted Hall room 116, to arrange an appointment with a financial aid counselor.

*Exception 1: First-time students who receive need-based grants from the state of Indiana – the Frank O’Bannon Higher Education Award (HEA), Frank O’Bannon Freedom of Choice Award (FOC), and Twenty-first Century Scholarship – must be monitored each semester. See our current student website for the full policy stating the required GPA for state grant renewal.

*Exception 2: Students who are granted a semester of probational financial aid for fall under a specific appeal plan will be monitored at the end of the fall semester for continued spring aid eligibility.


* Rental Book Return

Just a reminder all UrEntal books (the in-store rental program) must be returned to the UE Bookstore by Wednesday, December 12 at 4 p.m.  Also if you rented books from our affiliate SKYO you can easily return those books to the Bookstore as well and we will check them in and ship them back for you.  SKYO will send you a reminder via email to return your book.  The full Spring 2013 booklist will be posted on the bookstore website no later than the night of December 13 to allow us to post everything properly.  The webiste will show the availability of new and used books, and UrEntal rental (in store) options and also a link to our rental affiliate SKYO for additional rental options.  If you have any questions please contact the Bookstore.

* UE's EMS

This is the first in a series of communications about UE’s Environmental Management System (EMS).  It is important for you to be aware of the EMS and to understand your role in supporting it and helping to implement it where
UE’s Environmental Policy, which was approved by President Thomas Kazee, is the foundation for UE’s EMS.  The entire policy can be summarized by the following slogan:
Ride the “C R E S T”

This stands for:
Continuous Improvement
To enhance the effectiveness of the Environmental Management System by evaluating, correcting, and providing periodic executive review.

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
To employ processes, practices, materials or products that produce less waste and/or avoid and reduce pollution. This may include process changes, efficient use of resources, material substitutions and recycling.

Environmental Compliance
The foundation of the University’s Environmental Policy and the Environmental Management System is to meet and maintain compliance with applicable laws and regulations.

To simultaneously meet current environmental and community needs, and to ensure that the needs of future generations are considered.

Training and Education
To provide appropriate training to all employees and students to promote awareness of and competent participation in our environmental programs and procedures, an understanding of the environmental impacts of their work and activities, knowledge of their roles and responsibilities in support of our Environmental  Management System, and the potential consequences of departure from specified procedures.

For additional information, or if you’ve got any questions, comments or suggestions, please contact Jan Schrader, Manager Risk and Environmental Management at or 2697.

* Libraries Announces Exam Week Hours

UE Libraries will extend its schedule of hours during Exam Week. Contact William Louden, University Librarian, with questions at 488.2376 or

  • Wednesday, December 5: 7:45 a.m. – 1:00 a.m.
  • Thursday, December 6: 7:45 a.m. – 1:00 a.m.
  • Friday, December 7: 7:45 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, December 8: 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, December 9: Noon – 1:00 a.m.
  • Monday, December 10: 7:45 a.m. – 1:00 a.m.
  • Tuesday, December 11: 7:45 a.m. - Midnight
  • Wednesday, December 12: 7:45 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
* Do You Want to Be an Orientation Leader (OL)?

Applications for students interested in becoming an Orientation Leader (OL) will be available beginning January 7, 2013 in the VP/Dean of Students Office.  The office is located in Ridgway University Center, Room 230, in the Student Life Center.  Application deadline is Monday, January 21, by 4:30 p.m.

If you have any questions, please contact the VP/Dean of Students at ext. 2500.



* Baby Announcement

Congratulations to Director of Gift Planning and Capital Support Abigail Werling and her husband, Rob, on the birth of their first child. Grant Robert Werling was born Wednesday, December 5 at 10:41 pm. Grant weighed 9 lbs and 1.6 oz and is 21 inches long. Abigail and Rob posted on Facebook, “He is already the apple of our eyes … Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for the genuine messages of support and love. We feel unbelievably blessed.”



* UE Baseball Signs Six to NLIs

University of Evansville head baseball coach Wes Carroll announced the signing of six players to National Letters of Intent (NLI) to continue their athletic and academic careers at Evansville.  The Purple Aces’ signing class includes a pair of pitchers and four position players, who will join the UE baseball team for the 2014 season.

“I would like to thank Coach Bachmann, Coach Pascoe and Coach Fick for all of their efforts in putting together another great recruiting class here at UE,” Carroll said.  “As we graduate a talented group of young men both on the field and in the classroom, I believe we have put together a very good class that will continue to push this program forward.  I look forward to the future here at Evansville with these young men competing in the Missouri Valley Conference.”

The 2014 UE baseball signing class includes:  Brian Jestice (Hoffman Estates, Ill./William Fremd), Sam Lee (Mt. Sterling, Ky./Montgomery County), Tyler Sullivan (Avon, Ohio/Holy Name), Brett Synek (Northbrook, Ill./Glenbrook North), Jimmy Ward (Hanover Park, Ill./Hoffman Estates) and Devin Williams (New Lenox, Ill./Providence Catholic).


Notable:  A two-year letterwinner for head coach Chris Piggott at William Fremd High School…ranked as the #11 pitcher in the state of Illinois by Prep Baseball Report…led the Vikings to a Mid Suburban League West championship and a runner-up finish in the IHSA Regional championship game…posted a 5-1 record with a 1.52 ERA and a .170 batting average against…played for the McHenry County Hurricanes travel team under head coach Mike Williams.

Coach Bachmann on Jestice:  “Brian has come a long way in a short period of time.  He has a power arm to go along with good body control on the mound.  We look forward to developing skills as it will be fun to watch him progress over the coming years.”


Notable:  A standout at Montgomery County High School under head coach Jonathan Hackett…led the Indians offensively as a freshman and sophomore and has led the team in stolen bases in each of his first three seasons as a prep…hit .413 as a freshman, .436 as a sophomore and .403 as a junior…four-year academic all-state honoree…played for the Midland Braves summer league team in 2011 for head coach Gary Simon…helped Midland to a runner-up finish at the 16U Perfect Game BCS Finals, hitting .500…Midland was ranked as the #16 team in the nation by Perfect Game that season…played for the Huntington Hounds summer team under head coach Caleb Stewart in 2012…helped the Hounds to a 18U Pastime Wood Bat National championship…hit .328 with 18 RBI and 20 stolen bases for Huntington.

Coach Carroll on Lee:  “Sam is the perfect fit for our style of play here.  He is a very competitive player with tremendous tools that will be a staple in our lineup for years to come.  He has great baseball instincts and I’m excited to see him on campus next fall.”


Notable:  Standout at Holy Name High School under head coach Dennis Markiewicz…first-team all-conference selection…2011-12 Perfect Game Preseason All-American…led Holy Name to the Ohio High School State Final Four in 2011…played for the Midwest Pelicans summer team for head coach Neall French…helped the Pelicans to a 2012 Perfect Game WWBA National Championship and was named to the all-tournament team…hit .563 at the tournament ranking in the top 20 in batting average out of 3,000 players…played for the Midwest Redbirds summer team for head coach Brian Hopkins.

Coach Bachmann on Sullivan:  “As a switch hitter, Tyler brings us added versatility in the ability to play in the infield or the outfield or even catch.  We see him as the ‘glue guy’ of the class who gives us multiple lineup options.  He is young for his age and has an athletic frame that will add even more strength as he matures.  Tyler brings a ‘dirtbag’ mentality and a high baseball I.Q. that you love to have in your program.”


Notable:  Transfer from Oakton Community College where he played under head coach Bill Fratto and helped the Raiders to a school-record 43 wins…named All-Illinois Skyway Collegiate Conference First Team in 2012…hit .439 with 72 runs, 56 RBI and 22 stolen bases as a freshman at Oakton CC…three-year letterwinner for head coach Dominic Savino at Glenbrook North High School…led the Spartans to their first sectional title in 37 years and a 33-4 record as a senior…received the Central Suburban League Scholar-Athlete Award in 2011.

Coach Carroll on Synek:  “Boomer is the big bat that we are looking for in this recruiting class.  He has tremendous bat speed and power from the left side of the plate.  I look forward to seeing his transition into the Missouri Valley Conference.”


Notable:  Four-year letterwinner at Hoffman Estates High School for head coach Todd Meador…posted a 7-3 record with a 2.28 ERA and 61 strikeouts as a junior…played for the Illinois Sparks summer team for coaches Dave Payton, John McCarthy and John Cangelosi.

Coach Bachmann on Ward:  “Jimmy is a projectable right-hand pitcher who has a bright future ahead of him.  He repeats his delivery and shows good control of his fastball that compliments a plus slider.  With his pitchability and competitiveness, we expect him to see immediate innings as a freshman.”


Notable:  Four-year letterwinner at Providence Catholic High School for head coach Mark Smith…led the Celtics to a sectional championship…also a standout football player, earning all-conference honors…played for the Chicago Elite summer league team for coaches Eric Welsh and Brian Forystek.

Coach Pascoe on Williams:  “Devin is a tall, athletic shortstop who has excellent hands, smooth actions and the ability to make all the throws necessary to play shortstop at this level.  In the batter’s box, he has the bat path and approach to become a force in the lineup.  One of the most exciting things about Devin is his potential to become a leader for this program with hits work ethic and his competitiveness.”

* Ryan Leads Aces To 94-68 Win Over Miami

Shooting a season-high 63.2% from the floor, the Purple Aces men’s basketball team dominated its way to a 94-68 victory over Miami (Ohio) University on Wednesday night at the Ford Center.For the second time in three games since his return, senior Colt Ryan led Evansville (5-3) in scoring as he finished with 18 points, hitting 6-of-13 shots while notching eight assists.  D.J. Balentine and Ned Cox each finished the night with 15 points while Troy Taylor had his best scoring effort of the season, notching 11. 

“We are thrilled to get this win because Miami is a great team,” head coach Marty Simmons said.  “Our goal is to keep improving every day because we have another great team, Murray State, coming in on Saturday.”

Early on, both teams had trouble finding their scoring touch, each starting the game 1-for-6 from the field.  Colt Ryan registered the game’s opening score before Quinten Rollins knocked down a three for Miami (3-4).  Following the slow start, the Aces hit three shots to take an 8-5 advantage before Jon Harris tied the game up with another trey for Miami.

Up 18-14, Evansville embarked on a 14-2 run as the threes fell in bunches for UE.  D.J. Balentine hit four in a span of three minutes as the Aces opened up a 32-16 advantage.  The RedHawks closed the gap to 13 (36-23) before UE opened up its largest edge of 20, thanks in part to five Ryan tallies.

Evansville would hold that lead, heading to halftime with a 46-26 lead.  The Aces dominated in every category, finishing with a 61.3%-35.7% shooting advantage while outrebounding the RedHawks by a 22-8 edge in the half.  Ryan notched 13 points while Balentine, who was 4-5 beyond the arc, had 12.  After starting the game 1-of-6, UE hit 18 of its last 25 shots in the half.

Miami made a 6-0 run just over six minutes into the latter stanza, cutting the Evansville lead to 60-45 before Ned Cox hit his third trey of the period to end the run.  The Aces quickly regrouped as they opened up a 73-50 lead on yet another Balentine trey followed by a Taylor free throw.  The RedHawks kept the Aces’ lead around the 20-point mark as they would knock down four out of their first six treys in the second half.

Freshman Adam Wing had the top game of his young career, setting career highs in nearly every category.  The frosh posted a 5-0 run on his own while scoring seven out of UE’s nine points to give UE an 82-59 advantage.  The Aces would add to their edge in the final minutes, finishing off with a 26-point victory.

Miami had three players finish in double figures, led by Allen Roberts’ total of 15.  Jon Harris had 13 tallies while Reggie Johnson finished the evening with 11.

Balentine and Cox combined to connected on 15 out of 17 shots and 8 out of 10 three-pointers.  Balentine was 5-of-6 from three-point range while Cox was 3-for-4 from outside.  Taylor hit four buckets on his way to 11 points.  He led all players with 9 boards while tallying four assists and a pair of steals.  Also making a strong impact was Wing.  The Morehead, Ky. native hit four out of five attempts to finish with nine points.

Evansville finished with a 38-13 advantage on the glass.  The 13 rebounds allowed was the lowest since Coach Simmons arrived at UE in 2007.  The previous low for an opponent was 18 by Samford in Simmons’ inaugural season as head coach.

The offense was stout, shooting 63.2% on the night while reeling off 94 points.  That total is the most Evansville has scored in a home contest since notching 100 in the 2004-05 season opener against Central Michigan (a 100-85 victory).  Prior to tonight’s game, UE grabbed a 72-46 win in its last home game versus Alabama A&M before winning by 26 over Miami.  The last time Evansville won two consecutive home games by 25 or more was in the first two games of the 2009-10 campaign when UE topped Oakland City (92-66) and SIU Edwardsville (76-46).  The last time Evansville picked up consecutive home wins by 25 points or more over two Division I teams was in the 1997-98 season when UE topped Morehead State 78-48 before downing Charleston Southern by a 96-67 final.

Next up for Evansville will be Murray State.  The Racers, who are receiving votes in both national polls, will face off against the Aces at 1:05 p.m. at the Ford Center on Saturday.  ESPN3 will televise the game.

* Aces Announce 4-$40 Ticket Package

The University of Evansville athletics department has announced a special ticket package that is only available this week.Fans can purchase four lower bowl tickets for just $40!  The games you receive include Saturday’s contest versus Murray State, the January 5 game against Southern Illinois, February 10 against Drake and the home tilt versus Creighton on February 16.

This package is ONLY available until Friday.  Tickets can be purchase in two ways only.  You can call (812) 488-ACES or purchase your ticket pack at the UE ticket office inside the Carson Center on campus.



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