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Tuesday, January 15, 2013

* SAB Making Major Announcement at Noon Today!

The Student Activities Board (SAB) will be making a major announcement about Sunset Concert TODAY at noon. Tune into the Ridgway Screens at noon today to see the announcement or check out the SAB facebook page to hear the announcement.

* President Kazee Seeks Your Input

Dear Members of the Campus Community,

I am writing today to invite your participation in an important campus-wide forum this Wednesday, January 16 at 4:00 p.m. in Eykamp Hall. As you know, the various constituencies of the University have worked together during the last two years to develop a strategic plan and a master facilities plan that have enabled us to identify and prioritize ways in which UE can build on its existing strengths.  Work is also well underway in our new office of Marketing and Communications to make the world better aware of the distinctive quality of the UE experience. 

In coming months we will be laying the foundation for fundraising efforts to support these priorities.  At Wednesday’s forum I will share with you an initial draft of the “vision statement” that is the basis for our conversations with friends and supporters of the University.  As with any great university, UE has multiple directions in which it might move, but we recognize that our success depends on setting clear and compelling priorities. We must focus on those objectives that are critical to our core mission and have the greatest potential to make UE a singular example of exemplary post-secondary education.

I hope you will join me on Wednesday for this important presentation and discussion.

Sincerely,

Tom Kazee
President

 

* Martin Luther King Jr. Day Events

On Monday, January 21, the University of Evansville will hold its 25th annual re-enactment of the 1963 Civil Rights March on Washington. This year marks the 50th anniversary of the original march. Everyone is invited to join in the events. They are all free and open to the public. Please note there is a new gathering location to begin the march!

10:30 a.m.
Viewing of the 57th Presidential Inauguration
For only the second time, the celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day and the public Presidential Inauguration fall on the same day. The inauguration ceremonies will be shown on the main screen in the Bernhardt Atrium in the Schroeder Family School of Business Administration Building

Noon - 1:00 p.m.
Hear excerpts from Martin Luther King Jr.’s historic speeches on 91.5 WUEV.

12:45 p.m.
Walk for Justice 
Note: New gathering location. Participants gather in the Bernhardt Atrium in the Schroeder Family School of Business Administration Building. Refreshments will be served.

7:00 p.m.
William G. and Rose M. Mays Martin Luther King Jr. Lectureship, Eykamp Hall, Room 251, Ridgway University Center

Through the generosity of William G. and Rose M. Mays, this lectureship funds the annual keynote speaker during the UE’s celebration.

Speaker: The Honorable Timothy C. Evans, Chief Judge, Cook County (Ill.) Circuit Court
Timothy C. Evans serves as the chief judge of the Circuit Court of Cook County, the largest of the 22 judicial circuits in Illinois and one of the largest unified court systems in the world.He was first elected chief judge in September 2001 by unanimous vote of the circuit judges. He was re-elected in 2004, 2007, and 2010. He is the fourth person to serve as chief judge of the Circuit Court of Cook County, and the first African American to serve in the position. During his 10 years as chief judge, Evans has brought sweeping reforms to the court that are both innovative and compassionate. Under his leadership, there has been an unparalleled growth in free legal services for low-income, self-represented litigants, including a free mediation program to help homeowners facing foreclosure. Throughout his career, Evans has been an outspoken voice for equal opportunities for women and minorities.

Please use the hashtag #UEMLK when you Tweet pix and comments from the march and other events.
 

* Electronic W-2's

The Office of Human Resources will begin processing W-2’s soon, which will be issued to employees no later than January 31.  Just like last year, we are pleased to announce that you can choose one of two options to receive your W-2:
• Electronic W-2 – If you provide your consent, you will receive an e-mail notification via AceNotes Extra that your W-2 is ready to view/print on WebAdvisor.
• Paper W-2 – If you prefer, you can continue to receive a paper W-2 in the mail, as you have in the past.

Among the advantages of electronic W-2’s: (1) you will have access to your W-2 a couple days earlier than a paper copy that is mailed to your home (2) you can print as many copies of the W-2 as you need.  The electronic W-2 is IRS compliant and can be submitted with your tax return.

To take advantage of the electronic W-2 option, you must log onto WebAdvisor and select the option “W-2 Electronic Consent.” Click the first radio button to give your consent.   You will not receive paper W-2 in the mail if you select the electronic W-2 option.  If you previously gave your consent for the electronic W-2 option, there is nothing you need to do.

If you choose to withhold your consent to view/print your online W-2, a paper copy will be prepared and mailed to you at your home address. 

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Gloria Spencer at ext. 2159. 

What's Happening Today

* This Week in Music: Faculty Recital

The Department of Music begins its spring concert offerings in Wheeler Concert Hall this Tuesday evening at 7:30 p.m. with a faculty recital featuring a number of modern works performed by Professor of Piano Anne Fiedler and Associate Professor of Clarinet and Department Chair Thomas Josenhans.  Highlights of the evening will include Josenhans’s and Professor Emeritus Edwin Lacy’s performance of Poulenc’s Sonata for Clarinet and Bassoon and Fiedler’s performance of several selections from John Cage’s “prepared piano” masterwork, Sonatas and Interludes.  The concert is free and open to the public.
 

Upcoming Events

* Resident Students Assocation Heads to Indianapolis!

Do you like meeting new people? Need some pointers at being a good leader? Do you need some interesting, fun, and educational programs for your floor, hall, or organization? You can get all of this and more at IRHOC 2013! This conference is at IUPUI from February 22-24. Applications are available NOW in Residence Life! This conference is free! This conference is open to all students who live on campus and is sponsored by RSA. Contact Sierra Burtis at sb269@evansville.edu or Max Gross at tg89@evansville.edu for more information or any questions you have!
 

* Newman Club Alternative Spring Break

A small number of spaces remain for the Newman Club's alternative spring break trip to Nazareth Farm.  Nazareth Farm is a Catholic community in rural West Virginia dedicated to service alongside its neighbors, primarily through repair of substandard housing.

Students of all faiths are welcome - you do not have to be Catholic or a Newman Club member to participate. The trip will run from Sunday, March 3, through Saturday, March 9. An informational meeting for anyone interested will take place at the Newman Center Wednesday, January 16, at 8:30 p.m. The Newman Center is located at 1901 Lincoln Avenue, just across the street from UE's front oval and Koch Center.

For more information, contact Newman Center Director Mike Roesch at mr201@evansville.edu. You can also visit Nazareth Farm's website: http://www.nazarethfarm.org
 

* Delta Sigma Pi Recruitment Events

Attention all UE business majors! Delta Sigma Pi - the international professional business fraternity - is having its recruitment events January 16, 18, 19, and 22. On Wednesday, January 16, come to the Meet-the-Chapter meeting at 9 p.m. in Room 172, Schroeder Family School of Business Administration Building. There you'll receive more information about the fraternity as well as more information about recruitment week. So if you're interested in developing both your professional and personal skills, come to Meet-the-Chapter!

* I-House: Spain

All members of the campus and local community are encouraged to attend I-House: Spain. Attendees will learn about another culture, lifestyle, food, and so much more. Bring your friends to enjoy the presentation and complimentary cookies this Wednesday at 7 p.m.. on the second floor of Ridgway University Center in the Class of 1959 Gallery.

 

* Club Volleyball Open Gym!

Calling all volleyball players (men AND women).  This Wednesday and Thursday, January 16 and 17, there will be an open gym from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.  Join current members of the UE club volleyball teams in Carson Center in the big gym; it doesn't matter if you are a skilled veteran or a beginner.  If you are interested in representing UE in regional tournaments or just think that an hour or two of volleyball would be fun, then join us this week.  Everyone is welcome!  If you have any questions about joining the men's or women's club teams, contact Jeremy Lang at jl227@evansville.edu

* Bible Study on Wednesday Night

Adventist Campus Ministries will be having Bible study on Wednesday night from 7-8 p.m. in Room153 (Eades Music Room) in the McCurdy Wing of Schroeder Family School of Business Administration Building. This is will be an introductory meeting to get to know everyone and discuss what topics we would like to study this semester. So bring your friends, fresh ideas, and questions! 

Anyone is welcome to attend and you can contact: Alexandra Statham (as509@evansville.edu) for more details.
 

* Sign Up for Nerd Wars!

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

Info You Should Know

* Students in Leadership Conference

All students are invited to register for the 2013 Students In Leadership Conference to be held Saturday February 23 in the Schroeder Family School of Business Administration Building.  Applications are available online at: http://www.evansville.edu/studentengagement/leadershipGroups.cfm

Applications will be accepted until Friday, February 1. The first 30 students to register will receive a free copy of Social Excellence: We Dare You by Matthew G. Mattson, Jessica Gendron Williams & Josh Orendi, the basis for our Keynote Program.

Conference Features:
Breakfast reception

Keynote Program: Social Excellence by Phired Up Productions: “Social Excellence [n]: A state of perpetual generosity, curiosity, positivity, and openness to limitless possibility. A desire to intentionally connect with others. The ability to engage in deep, meaningful conversation. Acting in a responsible and respectable manner with high expectations of others. Being authentic and living everyday with integrity as the best version of oneself. Being confident and vulnerable. Being fun and compassionate. Being open, kind, and bold. The highest level of societal participation and contribution.”

Lunch with Evansville professionals

Rotating Sessions with Phired Up Productions, Interview preparation with the Center for Career Development and personal leadership development skill building with the Center for Student Engagement

For more information contact advisor Cara Fabrocini (cf107) or SIL Chair Liz Bracewell (eb143)

* Writing Center Open for Business!

Have a paper to write? Why not get done early and leave yourself  time to visit the Writing Center (and revise the paper!) before it's due. Creating an appointment online is easy: Go to http://acelink.evansville.edu/ and click on "Areas," and then on "Writing Center." From here you can "Create an Appointment" for a 50-minute session with a writing mentor. The Writing Center is in Clifford Memorial Library, entrance facing Koch Center. For hours, visit http://www.evansville.edu/writingcenter/

* Wanted - Student Callers to Work Spring Phonathon!

Spring Phonathon is looking for Student Callers.  If you love to brag about UE and have great communication skills, why not get paid for it?  This position requires that you have at least 2 evenings available a week for 4 weeks. Training will be provided!  Incentives are given for exceptional work ethic and calling results.  Please call Liz Riffert in Annual Giving at 812-488-2440 or email at EL37@evansville.edu if you are interested.

* Apply to Be an International Orientation Leader

Applications for students interested in becoming an International Orientation Leader (IOL) are available in the Office of Cultural Engagement and International Services (RUC 220). Or you can access the application here: https://docs.google.com/open?id=0B75InBRslYiBckljUmgwakdvWjA. We are seeking any student – domestic or international – who is outgoing, helpful, responsible, and loves all things international. Applications are due on January 30, so begin your application today! Email Lauren Doss at ld101@evansville.edu if you have any questions!

* 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).

* 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.

Congratulations

* Wind Ensemble and University Choir

Congratulations to the Wind Ensemble conducted by Dr. Kenneth Steinsultz and the University Choir conducted by Dr. Dennis Malfatti for being invited to perform at the annual Indiana Music Educators Association Convention in Fort Wayne Indiana this coming Friday, January 18. Both ensembles were selected from a pool of applicants from throughout the state. They represent a very small number of university level ensembles who were selected to perform at this prestigious event. In addition, the University Choir was also invited to perform separately this Friday for the Indiana All-State Choir, and group of nearly 300 of the top high school choral students in the state of Indiana who congregate annually at the IMEA convention. In advance of Friday’s performances in Fort Wayne, the two ensembles will be performing at various locations in Illinois and Indiana on Wednesday and Thursday of this week.

In addition, Dr. Kenneth Steinsultz will give a presentation at the conference entitled “My Life as a Model:  The Three V’s (Visual, Verbal, and Vocal)”.  The presentation will be in the Grand Wayne Convention Center, Harrison Rooms D and E at 9:30am on Saturday, January 19.

* 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

* Evansville Women's Tennis Welcomes Two

 University of Evansville tennis coach Nick Mueller welcomes a pair of newcomers to his 2013 squad as Marina Moreno and Marketa Trousilova will begin play with the Purple Aces later this month.Moreno comes to UE as a true freshman from her native Mexico while Trousilova transfers as a sophomore from Kansas State.

“We’re extremely excited to add Marina and Marketa to our team for this spring.  They both have extensive experience on the national level in their respective countries as well as the international level,” Mueller said.  “Marketa has one year of collegiate experience while Marina has been to the US a few times before and has been exposed to a very high level herself.  I look for both of them to make an immediate impact on our team.”

Moreno is a native of Puebla, Mexico where she won four national championships in singles and doubles in 2010.  She also played in the Central America Games where she won a silver medal that same year and was ranked as high as third in Mexico.

She is the daughter of Fidel Moreno and Marina Chincoya and has an older brother.  Her major at UE is undecided at this point.

Before coming to Evansville, Marketa Trousilova played at Kansas State where she picked up a win in the Big 12 Championship at No. 3 doubles against Texas A&M.  In regular season Big 12 action, she picked up doubles wins versus Baylor and Kansas.

Her accomplishments prior to KSU include a championship in TA 16-doubles while making the championship of the Czech Republic on four occasions in the adult category while doing so three times as a junior.  Her highest ranking was 22nd nationally and third in her area.

A native of Teplice, Czech Republic, her parents are Pavel Trousil and Marketa Trousilova.  She has a younger brother and sister and will be a communications major.

 

* Ladd Named MVC Newcomer of the Week

After being named the Missouri Valley Conference Player of the Week last week, University of Evansville sophomore forward Mallory Ladd was named the MVC Newcomer of the Week in an announcement by the league office Monday afternoon.

Ladd was instrumental in leading UE past the Salukis, scoring 16 points and grabbing a career-high 13 rebounds to record her fifth double-double in as many games for Evansville.  Ladd finished the contest 5-for-9 from the floor and made all five of her attempts from the free throw line, extending her streak of consecutive free throws made to 37, tying her for the fifth longest streak in MVC history.

On the season, Ladd leads the Aces in scoring (15.6 ppg), rebounding (11.0 rpg) and free throw percentage (97.4%). 

Evansville (4-10, 2-1 MVC) will continue Valley play this week with a pair of games at Illinois State and Indiana State.  The Aces will travel to Normal, Ill., Thursday, Jan. 17 for 7:05 p.m. game with the Redbirds, before wrapping up the weekend with a 1:05 p.m. contest against the Sycamores Saturday, Jan. 19.

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