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Thursday, January 10, 2013

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* Summer Study Abroad Session Tonight!

TONIGHT - Thursday, January 10 - there will be an informal information session for students interested in studying abroad Summer 2013 with a UE program. The session will be at 7 p.m. in Room 170 (Smythe Lecture Hall) Schroeder Family School of Business Administration Building.

Faculty leaders will be on hand to share information about their programs to countries including China, Israel, Korea, Trinidad, Turkey, and the United Kingdom. Students who are interested in summer programs abroad but who are not able to attend this session are encouraged to contact studyabroad@evansville.edu

* Phi Alpha Theta 2013 Calendar Distribution

The Phi Alpha Theta Calendars are here!  We will be in Ridgway University Center Lobby from 4:30-7:00 this Thursday and Friday near Cafe Court.  Come pick up your pre-ordered calendar.  If you forgot to pre-order one, don't worry, we will have calendars available for purchase at the table as well for $10!

 

 

* Welcome Reception for Davidson Is Today!

The University of Evansville community is invited to attend a welcome for the Vice President for Enrollment Services Shane Davidson TODAY from 3:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m. in the 1959 Gallery on the second floor of the Ridgway University Center.  Dr. Davidson started his tenure at UE on January 2 of this year.

Dr. Davidson previously served as vice president for enrollment and marketing management at Hardin-Simmons University in Abilene, Texas. He joined HSU in 1997 as associate vice president for enrollment services and has 20 years of experience in higher education, including leadership positions at Wayland Baptist University and Howard Payne University.

Dr. Davidson holds a Doctor of Education degree in higher education administration and leadership from Baylor University, a Master of Business Administration degree in management from Wayland Baptist University, and a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Howard Payne University.

Please join us in welcoming Dr. Davidson to UE!

Upcoming Events

* "Global Experiences" Opens Monday in Melvin Peterson Gallery

The University of Evansville’s Department of Art is proud to present “Global Experiences,” an exhibition featuring the work of three local artists: paintings by Cedric Hustace, photographs by Jim McKinney, and ceramics by David Rodenberg.

The show, which includes 44 works inspired by the artists’ international travels, will run from January 14-February 20 in the Melvin Peterson Gallery, located on the corner of Lincoln and Weinbach avenues. The gallery is open from noon-3 p.m. Monday-Friday. All exhibits are free, open to the public, and handicap accessible. For more information, please contact the Department of Art at 812-488-2043.

* Nerd Wars Almost Here!

Nerd Wars is almost here!!! The Annual Nerd Wars Trivia Night Fundraiser will be held on Tuesday, February 12, at 7:00 p.m. in Eykamp 251-252, Ridgway University Center!

Teams of up to 5 people will compete in a trivia night style competition consisting of six rounds of 10 questions each from 12 different categories. The team that correctly answers the most questions will be the winner. There will be prizes for the winning student team and the winning faculty team, as well as other prizes throughout the night!

Sign up forms will be available in Lisa Hofferth’s office (KC 238) starting this Friday and tables will be in Ridgway University Center on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday next week to register.  Teams must register by Friday January 25; it is $5 per person to register.  Get your geek on!!!
 

* The Harlaxton Summer Writing Program

Interested in studying creative writing this summer at Harlaxton College, traveling, and seeing some of the UK's most important literary heritage sites?  If so, please come to our interest meeting next Monday, January 14, from 4:00-4:30 p.m. in Room 250. McCurdy Wing of Schroeder Family School of Business Administration Building.  Professors Griffith, McMullan, and Bone will talk about the opportunities available and what steps you need to take to sign up.  More information about the program can be found at http://hswp.evansville.edu.

* Sigma Alpha Iota Recruitment

Are you a woman with a love for music?  If so, you are invited to the recruitment events for Sigma Alpha Iota, the women's music fraternity.  Informal recruitment events will take place Friday, January 11 at 7 pm and Sunday, January 13 at 9 pm in Room 110, Fine Arts Building.  Both music majors and non-majors are welcome, as well as those affiliated with social Greek organizations.  For questions or more information please contact Emily Naas at en30@evansville.edu.
 

* SGA Meeting Planned for January 17

The first Student Government Association meeting of the semester will be January 17 at 5:00 p.m. in Room 170 (Smythe Lecture Hall), Schroeder Family School of Business Administration Building. All SGA representatives need to be in attendance and we encourage any and all University of Evansville students to attend as well!

Info You Should Know

* Meal Plan Change Deadline

Students may change their meal plan for the spring semester until 5:00 pm, Friday January 11.  To change your meal plan, click here - https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/changemealplan

For more information on meal plans, see the dining section of the Residence Life website at http://www.evansville.edu/residencelife/dining.cfm

* What UEL Can Do 4U: Value Line Research Center Service

Do you need information— investment research, data and expert analysis— on a particular company?  Are you considering purchasing stock in a favorite company—Panera Bread, Apple, or Nike?  

The Value Line Institutional Survey, now available online through UE Libraries,   provides this information for 3,400 stocks, across 100 industries, representing 90% of the daily U.S. trading volume for U. S. companies; online access is now available to this Survey of the Value Line Research Center Service.

The Value Line Research Center incorporates online access to Value Line’s leading publications covering stocks, mutual funds, options, and convertible securities, as well as special situation stocks. 

The Research Center features a number of useful functions:  an online stock screener that allows you to select equities according to a wide variety of criteria, analyst-created model portfolios, and fully customizable subscriber portfolios, as well as the ability to export data to Excel and print available reports in .pdf format.

Contact Kathy Bartelt (kb4@evansville.edu) with questions or comments regarding Value Line Research Center Service. 

Happy Investing!
 

* Become an Admission Ambassdor!

Do you have a love for meeting new people and UE?  If so, then Admission Ambassadors is the organization for you!  Applications will be in the Office of Admissions starting today, January 9, and will be due January 25.  Stop by the Admissions Office to grab your application, and feel free to ask any questions you might have!

* Road Trip Hosts Needed!

The Office of Admission needs current UE students who live in the residence halls to host prospective high school seniors for Road Trip February 15-17. If you are available, you can register to host at http://acelink.evansville.edu/forms/admission/RoadTripAssistance.cfm, emailing Ashley Jackson Ross (aj53@evansville.edu) or Bryan Hamann (bh153@evansville.edu), or stopping by the Office of Admission (OH 104).

* 2013 Spring Fitness Class Schedule

The 2013 Spring Fitness classes begin on January 14! The schedule is:

Insanity – Monday through Friday 6:30am to 7:30am and 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Weight Training –Mondays and Wednesdays 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
Basic Cardio – Mondays and Wednesdays 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Total Fitness – Tuesdays and Thursdays 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Noon Time Basketball – Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays  12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Pilates – Tuesdays and Thursdays 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Yoga – Tuesdays and Thursdays 5:00 pm -6:00 pm
Line Dancing – Mondays  6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Brazilian Dance - Tuesdays and Thursdays 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Zumba – Wednesdays 6:00 pm -7:00 pm
Piloxing – Mondays 7:00 pm -8:00 pm
Turbo Kick – Wednesdays 7:00 pm -8:00 pm

 

* 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 pm82@evansville.edu.  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.

* Join the Aces Brass

The Aces Brass/University Band welcomes musicians of all levels of experience to perform at basketball games as well as concert band literature. We always welcome all woodwinds, brass, and percussion, although this semester we especially need more percussionists this semester who can play drum set. The conference games are underway and it’s an exciting time to get involved. Activities this semester involve several basketball games, an exhibition performance, our final concert, and overnight trips to the Men’s and Women’s Missouri Valley Conference tournaments in the St. Louis area. Contact Dr. Groulx at tg90@evansville.edu for more information.

* News from the Registrar's Office

The last day to add/drop a spring class is January 11. Please make sure that your form is signed by your advisor.  If you are changing part-time or full-time status, the back of the form must be stamped by Student Accounts. Forms are available in the Registrar’s Office.  

 

Congratulations

* Jamie K. Burkhart

Assistant Professor of Nursing Jamie K. Burkhart has had an article published in the Journal of Gynecologic Surgery. The title of the article is "Safety and Effectiveness of NovaSure Endometrial Ablation After Placement of Essure Micro-Inserts."

 

* UE Graduate and Professors Performing in Arts Council Series

The University of Evansville will be well represented in the Arts Council of Southwestern Indiana Brown Bag Performance Series this month. On January 16, UE  graduate and saxophonist Monte Skelton will perform. On January 23, University of Evansville Professor Bill Hemminger, pianist, will give a performance. Then on January 30, University of Evansville Adjunct Instructor of Music Erzebet Gaal Rinne, harpist, will play.

The performances are free and are in the Bower-Suhrheinrich Gallery at 318 Main Street. So come bring your lunch and attend! For more information, visit www.artswin.org or call 812-422-2111.

Athletics

* Aces Earn Third Win In A Row; Top UNI 62-59

Senior Colt Ryan scored a game-high 21 points as the University of Evansville men’s basketball team picked up its second-consecutive win in Cedar Falls thanks to a 62-59 win over Northern Iowa on Wednesday at the McLeod Center.

With his final of 21 points, Ryan became just the 27th player in Missouri Valley Conference history to reach the 1,800-point mark in his career.  The senior was 7-of-17 for UE (10-6, 3-1 MVC) while hitting three treys and all four free throws.  Troy Taylor tallied 11 points along with a team-high seven rebounds.

After failing to score a point in the opening half of last year’s tilt in Cedar Falls, Colt Ryan got the Aces on the board on the first possession, hitting a jumper from the left elbow.  On the next possession, it was Ned Cox sinking the first trey of the game to give UE a quick 5-0 lead.  UNI (8-8, 1-3 MVC) quickly got its offense going as they fought back on a 10-2 run as an Anthony James three-pointer gave UNI its first lead at 10-7.

Three-point shooting helped Evansville retake the lead as they started the game 3-of-4 from long range as one by Adam Wing gave UE a 17-13 lead while the defense held UNI to 0-for-5 shooting over the course of a 9-0 run; Marc Sonnen ended the run with a three-pointer.  That proved to be just a slight bump in the road as the Purple Aces utilized another run, this one of the 7-0 variety to open up its largest lead at 28-18 with five minutes left.  Cox hit another three, starting 2-for-2 after hitting his first five attempts last time out against SIU.

The lead would reach as many as 11 points before Northern Iowa finished the half on a 4-0 run to go into the break trailing by a 32-25 tally.  Ryan was the only player to finish the period in double figures, notching 12 on a 5-of-8 shooting effort.  UE hit 48.1% of its buckets in the period while holding an 18-16 edge on the boards at intermission.

UNI was able to cut its gap to seven at the half, but Evansville, led by its senior from Batesville, Ind., was able to reestablish its double-digit advantage.  Ryan drained his third three of the night as Evansville opened up a 37-25 lead in the opening minutes of the second half.  Troy Taylor connected on a layup to give Evansville a 14-point edge at 41-27, but the Panthers utilized the 3-point shot to claw its way back.  In the first half, UNI was 4-of-15 from long range, but hit four out of six treys in a span of four minutes as their 12-2 stretch cut the gap to just three points midway through the second frame at 45-42.  Matt Bohannon had two threes over the course of the run.

Looking to seize the momentum back, Evansville looked to Colt Ryan, who ended the stretch with a pair of free throws.  Lewis Jones followed that up with a pair of field goals to put UE up by a 51-43 score.  The thrilling back-and-forth action continued as UNI fought back with a 10-2 stretch to tie the game up at 53-53 with just under four minutes left.  Anthony James hit back-to-back shots to cap off the stretch as the Panthers tied it up for the first time since early in the first half.

The teams exchanged 2-pointers leading to a 55-55 tie with just over a minute left.  Evansville had a drought of 4 minutes without a field goal as the offense missed a pair of shots while turning it over three times.  After scoring just three points in the first half, James struck once again as his bucket inside of a minute left gave UNI a 57-55 lead. 

A missed shot by Taylor gave the ball back to UNI up by a pair before the Panthers missed the front end of a one-and-one.  Lewis Jones gave the lead back to UE with an and-one with 27 seconds left on the ensuing possession.  Another missed free throw gave the ball back to the Aces, leading to a pair of clutch free throws by Ryan, which put UE up 60-57.

James hit another bucket to cut the gap to one before Cox connected on two free throws to make it a 62-59 lead inside of 10 seconds remaining.  The Panthers had one more open look at the buzzer, but it sank short as Evansville took the win by a 62-59 final.

Leading the Panthers was James, who notched 19 tallies, 16 of which came in the second half.  He was the only Panther in double digits.  Both teams finished with 31 rebounds while UE held a slight shooting edge of 44%-41.2%.

Evansville will be back at the Ford Center on Sunday afternoon to face Wichita State.  Tip is set for 3:35 p.m. and will be available live on ESPN3.com.  Next Wednesday, the Aces will return to the state of Iowa to face Drake.
 

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