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Friday, April 15, 2011

What's Happening Today

* Art Spring Sale Today

Students in the UE Department of Art are hosting a spring sale today in the lobby of Krannert Hall. Stop by and check out their pottery, jewelry, paintings, and other miscellaneous items for sale, and pick up something for yourself!


Upcoming Events

* Palm/Passion Sunday at University Worship, Neu Chapel, 10:30 a.m.

Join us at the doors of Neu Chapel as we commemorate Palm/Passion Sunday this week at University Worship. Special music includes electric guitar, pipe organ, and percussion in a unique prelude to the palm procession. Students and faculty will be leading us in the liturgy; University Chaplain, Tamara Gieselman preaching, “From Cheers to Jeers,” Matthew 26. All are invited!

* Bike Race 2011 TOMORROW!

ARE YOU READY!!!!  For the 2011 Bike Race Event!  There are 8 women’s and 7 male’s teams who have been training hard all year for this big day! Please come out and give them your support! The big Bike Race is scheduled for this Saturday with the women’s race starting at 10:30 and the men’s following at 1:30.  The grills with be fired up around 11 and we will have free hotdogs, hamburgers, chips, and cookies along with free water and soft drinks.  For those of you who will be coming inside the gates to enjoy the race, no outside beverages will be allowed.  In the event of inclement weather and we are forced to reschedule,  the rain date will be Sunday with the races at the same times.  Please check AceNotes for cancelation information.

* Retirement Reception for Dr. Kupisch

President Tom Kazee

Invites the campus community
to attend a

Retirement Reception

to acknowledge the service of

Dr. Susan Kupisch

Wednesday, April 20, 2011
3:30 – 5:00 p.m.
Class of 1959 Gallery and Lounge
Ridgway University Center


* Lecture on Estate Planning and Life Insurance

Rick Watkins, CFP, CLU, ChFC, will be talking to UE students in Room 100 in Koch Center at 4 p.m. on April 20. Rick is an independent financial planner and consultant in Evansville. He graciously accepted an invitation from Walayet A. Khan, professor of finance, to give a presentation titled, “Estate Planning and Life Insurance”. The event is open to the UE community and the public.


* Honors Program Talkback for The Farnsworth Invention

There will be a talkback with the cast and crew of The Farnsworth Invention this Monday, April 18 at 5:30 p.m. in Room 105 in Hyde  Hall. Come and ask the cast and crew questions about the UE Department of Theatre's final production of the year. This event is worth .5 honors points (.25 for seeing the show and .25 for the talkback) if you register online after the event, and pizza will be provided! Come out and get your questions answered!

* Campus Community Invited to Passover Seder!

Hillel is hosting a campus-wide Passover Seder on Monday, April 18 at 6 p.m. in Eykamp 251, Ridgway University Center.  The Seder is open to everyone! Jewish students and non-Jewish students alike are encouraged to attend.  Dinner will be provided - along with as a glimpse into one of the most important Jewish holidays of the year. RSVP to Alexandra Cutler at, Sarah Gerlach at, or Margie Heideman at by Friday, April 15 at midnight.

* Retirement Reception planned for David Mitchell

Please join the Electrical Engineering & Computer Science Department in extending best wishes to David Mitchell, associate professor of electrical engineering, on his retirement at a reception on Tuesday April 19. The event will be from 1:30-4 p m in the Class of 1959 Gallery and Lounge in Ridgway University Center. Refreshments will be served.


Info You Should Know

* Treasures & Traditions

Before the University of Evansville began operating Harlaxton Manor as a college in 1971, the manor cycled through a series of owners and occupants. One was Violet Van der Elst, who purchased Harlaxton in 1937 after developing Shavex, the first brushless shaving cream. The wealthy businesswoman grew infamous for her vocal campaigns against capital punishment and unsuccessful runs for political office. She was forced to sell Harlaxton and died penniless in 1966 — the year after Britain abolished capital punishment for murder.

* Student Alumni Ambassadors Membership Drive

Attention UE Faculty, Administration and Staff, the University of Evansville Student Alumni Ambassadors is undergoing its annual membership drive.  They are requesting your nominations for students to be considered for membership in their student organization. Last year, SAA received more than 80 nominations from UE faculty, staff and administration and this year we would love to have that many nominations again or more!!!
SAA is looking for dedicated, bright, and energetic students interested in connecting with involved UE alumni and students.  If you know any students who you feel would greatly benefit SAA we would love to hear about them. Thank you for your assistance in helping to sustain and strengthen the University of Evansville Student Alumni Ambassadors. Please send nominations to Monica Spencer, SAA Advisor @ ms323.

* Sunset Concert Moved Into Carson Center Gym

Sunset Concert will be held inside the Carson Center Gym. Food and student booths will be in the Fitness Center Gym. Doors open at 4 p.m. in the Fitness Center. The Concert will take place in the Carson Center Large Gym. Those doors will open at 5 p.m. The MC will take the stage at 6pm with the first band, The Stockholm Robot, will start at that time.

Student IDs are needed to enter the gym. Any guests will be able to purchase an entrance pass for $5.

* UE Libraries Announces Easter Recess Hours

Libraries will observe the following schedule of hours for the Easter Recess.  Contact William Louden, University Librarian, with questions at 488.2376 or .
     ~  Thursday, April 21t:   7:45 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
     ~  Friday, April 22:         Closed
     ~  Saturday, April 23:    Closed
     ~  Sunday, April 24:       Closed
     ~  Monday, April 25:     Resume Regular Hours

* Save-the-Date for Family Weekend 2011!

Family Weekend is scheduled for Sept. 23–25.  The Office of Alumni and Parent Relations is working on event planning right now. If your department or student organization would like to have an event during Family Weekend, please complete a newly developed “Family Weekend Event Form” by clicking on this link by April 30.  If you have questions, please send an e-mail to or call the Office of Alumni and Parent Relations at 488-2586.

Last year, these campus events were a part of Family Weekend:  1) A Reception for Family of Theatre Majors, 2) "The Undy 500" fun run/walk sponsored by students of AMF and SAE fraternity group, 3) The SAB Student Talent Show, 4) Musical Bingo for Families, sponsored by the Music Therapy Association, 5) A Reception for Parents of Nursing Students, 6) The Price Is Right" Fundraiser, Sponsored by Delta Omega Zeta, and 7) Li’l Sibs’ Entertainment, sponsored by RSA.


* Can Studying Improve Test Scores?

Can studying improve test scores? A psychological study on this subject is planned for later this week and participants are desperately needed! One point of extra credit for psychology courses is available by doing this study. Sign-up to participate on the bulletin board by Room 126 in Hyde Hall. For more information, contact


* Benefit Open Enrollment Meetings

During the period of April 12 through May 2, benefit-eligible employees may enroll in the health, dental, and ACES flexible spending account benefit plans. This period also provides an opportunity for employees to make changes between levels of coverage. It is the only chance for benefit eligible employees to enroll or make changes until the next open enrollment period unless you have a qualifying change in status.

Enrollment/change forms are available during open enrollment meetings and in the Office of Human Resources.  If you don't want to make any change to your coverage, you do not need to complete any forms (unless you want to enroll in the ACES flexible spending account for 2011-12).

Please consider attending one of the following open enrollment meetings. All of the meetings will be held in Hyde Hall Room 126 at these dates and times:

• Thursday, April 14 from 8:30 am to 9:30 am
• Thursday, April 14 from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
• Friday, April 15 from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm
• Monday, April 18 from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Please contact the Office of Human Resources at ext. 2943 with any questions. 

* Stop by Health and Wellness Table

Be sure to stop by the Health Education and Wellness Table (just inside the gates near the grill) at Bike Race between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. for a chance to win a Flip Camera or one of many other great prizes!

* Diverse Expressions Art Exhibit

The Department of Art would like to invite the campus and community to view a collection of work from UE senior art majors, titled Diverse Expressions. The exhibition opened Wednesday, April 13, in the Melvin Peterson Gallery and will run through Friday, May 6. The opening reception is scheduled for Sunday, April 17, from 1-4 p.m. Gallery hours from now until the end of the exhibition are Wednesdays and Fridays, noon until 4:30 p.m., and Tuesdays and Thursdays from noon until 3 p.m.

* Be Part of the UE Formula SAE Team!

Join the University of Evansville Formula SAE team! You do not have to be a mechanical engineering major to be considered - just come and tell them what you have to offer that could improve the team.  A signup sheet will be posted in Room 277 in Koch Center, and interviews will be held Tuesday , April 19.  Any questions should be emailed to Travis Walters at .

* Nike Sale at the Bookstore

All Nike merchandise in the UE Bookstore is 15% off Thursday-Saturday, April 14-16.  Discount applies on the original price of all Nike merchandise.  Discount can not be included with any other offers or discounts.  Any clearance items are excluded from this 15% as an addition.  Look for the swoosh and save some money!

* Free Admission to Brundibar for UE Students

Thanks to the generosity of corporate sponsors and individual donors, CYPRESS (the Committee to Promote Respect in Schools) is pleased to offer free admission to UE students at the Saturday evening performance of Brundibar, 7:30 p.m. at the Victory Theatre. Free student admission is valid beginning at 7 p.m. on Saturday. Go to the box office on Sixth Street and show your UE ID.

Students are also invited to attend either of the free school performances on Monday, April 18. There will be a 9 a.m. performance and a 10:45 a.m. performance. No ticket is necessary for either of these performances.  

Brundibar is a children’s opera depicting the triumph of the human spirit over oppression.  It was originally performed 55 times by children in the Terezin concentration camp during the Holocaust. The only surviving member of the original cast, Ela Weissberger, will be the special guest at all performances.  Ela  portrayed the cat in all 55 performances during WW II.


* Red Cross Blood Drive

The Volunteer Services Office will be sponsoring a Red Cross Blood Drive. Sign up dates are April 18-20 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Ridgway University Center. The blood drive will be April 26 from noon until 6 p.m. For more information please contact the Volunteer Services office. We encourage everyone to sign up to give.


* What Libraries Can Do for You: CQ Press Political Reference Suite Online Edition

Do you need access to an online biography of George Washington or George W. Bush? Do you need the address for the Medicare office in Washington, D.C.? Do you need an overview of Iraq and the Gulf Wars? CQ Press Political Reference Suite Online Editions can provide all this information. The Political Reference Suite Online Editions allows access to content from CQ Press's reference titles on government and politics. 

Selected titles included in UE Libraries’ subscription include:
Congress and the Nation
(legislative history, policy analysis, and key votes since 1945),
the Contemporary Middle East
            (documentary history of the Middle East since World War I),
Guide to Congress
            (history, organization and function, powers and procedures),
Guide to the Presidency
            (structure and operations of the executive branch and biographies),
Guide to U.S. Elections
            (historical and statistical coverage of federal and gubernatorial elections in U.S.),
Guide to the U.S. Supreme Court
            (history of the court, important cases, Justice biographies),
Political Handbook of the World
            (political information on more than 200 countries),
and the Washington Information Directory
            (key contacts at government agencies and national organizations).
Features in the CQ Press Political Reference Suite include:
• Capability to search across all CQ Press Online Editions with a simple search
• Advanced search options by keyword across full texts or specific topic areas
• Personalization options that save user profiles, document history, and searches
• Links to available external resources

Contact Kathy Bartelt at or Shane White at with comments or questions.
Links are active on the campus network OR when you are logged into Off Campus Access.



* Photographer on Campus

The Office of Admission will have a photographer on campus for a photo shoot, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, April 13, 14, and 15. UE students and faculty have always been very cooperative and accommodating during previous shoots and as a result, many great photos have been taken for UE publications. Kim McDonald will try to notify faculty in advance if photos will be taken in a particular class, however, often weather unexpectedly can force the shoot inside and it is possible that last minute requests will be made. If faculty members know that they will be giving a test or do not wish to be bothered any of these three days, they should please inform Kim McDonald at ext. 2683 and the classroom will be avoided.


* Help Japan!

The Newman Club will be in Ridgway University Center with its annual Lenten collection jar during lunch and dinner during the next several days. This year's collection will go to the Red Cross for the victims of the earthquake and tsunami in Japan. Please consider making a small donation.

* University Closed for Good Friday

The University of Evansville will be closed on April 22 for Good Friday. 

* Sunset Concert

Sunset Concert will be held on Friday, April 15. The only dinner service that day will be at the concert. This year the menu will be a taco bar with beef, chicken and beans and all the toppings. You can purchase your meal ticket between now and the day of the concert. Tickets can be purchased with a  meal, flex dollars, cash or credit. If purchasing without using a meal the cost is $8.35.


* Attention UE Students: Financial Aid Calendar for 2011-12

FAFSA: Please respond immediately to any requests you receive from the Office of Financial Aid to correct your FAFSA or provide verification documents. Students may still file the 2011-12 FAFSA to be considered for need-based aid, including federal student loans.

Need financial aid for summer courses? If you are seeking financial aid to help pay for summer courses at UE, please make an appointment in the Office of Financial Aid to meet with a counselor. We will help you examine your options. You may stop by to schedule an appointment (Olmsted Hall, room 116), or set up a time though the financial aid receptionist at

Checking grades and credit hours earned in May: After the completion of the spring semester, we will review students’ academic records to determine if they have met the requirements known as Satisfactory Academic Progress (see Financial Aid FAQs page for details). Students who are deficient in meeting these standards are notified immediately via mail and are ineligible for any form of aid (including loans) until the deficiencies are corrected.

June: Financial Aid Notification Letters are mailed in late June to your preferred address on file. Please make sure that your preferred address is accurate in UE’s system.  



Sympathy to...

* Memorial Service Planned for Pat Colter

Pat Colter died Saturday, April 9. She was the wife of UE Professor of Philosophy Larry Colter. Pat loved the University and its people, and had been active in coordinating and leading the Wednesday Morning at UE class for the past 10 years. She also led a group of adult education students at Harlaxton about 10 years ago and ran the naked mile with them. She is survived by her husband, her daughter Theresa Thielemann and her husband Paul, and two grandchildren, Mitchell and Stephanie Thielemann. Visitation will be at 10 a.m., and a Memorial Service at 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 16 at the Alexander Newburgh Chapel. Memorial contributions may be made to the Pat Colter Scholarship Fund at Old National Bank in Newburgh, Indiana.



* Aces Softball Ready for Home Series Against Redbirds

The University of Evansville softball team will resume Missouri Valley Conference play this weekend with a three-game series against Illinois State at James and Dorothy Cooper Stadium. UE will host the Redbirds in a doubleheader Saturday before closing out the series with a single game Sunday. Both days are set to begin at 12:00 CDT.

The Aces (9-30) are currently ranked ninth in the Valley with a 3-9 conference record. UE is led by senior slugger Jen Stahlhut, whose .354 batting average ranks fourth in the conference. Stahlhut also ranks in the Valley‚s Top Ten for slugging percentage, on base percentage, hits, doubles and runs batted in. The Troy, Ill., native hit .500 against Saint Louis in Wednesday‚s doubleheader, going 3-for-6 at the plate while picking up her eleventh double of the season.


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