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Monday, April 18, 2011

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* Learn to make Pysanki Easter Eggs at Newman Center Tonight

Tonight's dinner and discussion at the Newman Center will feature UE alum Beth Funk. Beth will be teaching students how to make their own Pysanki - Easter eggs decorated in a Ukrainian style with elaborate designs made using beeswax. Stop by to design one of your own! Dinner will be a taco bar, and begins at 5:30 p.m. Those with 6 p.m. classes may go to the front of the line for food. Everyone is welcome!

Contact Newman director Mike Roesch at mr201 with any questions.


Upcoming Events

* Holocaust Survivor to Speak On Campus

Ela Stein Weissberger was 11 years old in 1942 when she arrived at Terezin, a concentration camp in what is now the Czech Republic. Of the 15,000 children who passed through the camp during World War II — on their way to Auschwitz, Treblinka, and other death camps — fewer than 150 survived. Weissberger will share her experiences as a Holocaust survivor and original cast member of Brundibár, a children’s opera. She will speak at 4 p.m., Tuesday, April 19 in the Schroeder Family School of Business Administration Building, Room 162 (Harkness Hall).

Weissberger arrived in Evansville last week to speak at local performances of Brundibár, a whimsical children’s opera depicting the triumph of the human spirit over oppression. It was originally performed by children in the Terezin concentration camp during the Holocaust. Weissberger portrayed the cat in all 55 performances at Terezin, and she also appeared in the propaganda film The Fuehrer Presents the Jews with a City, for which the Nazis filmed Brundibár in an attempt to hide the atrocities of the Holocaust.

* This Week in Music: The UE Wind Ensemble

The UE Wind Ensemble will present its spring concert in Neu Chapel on Tuesday, April 19, at 7:30 p.m.  Assistant Professor of Low Brass and Director of Bands Kenneth Steinsultz will lead the ensemble in a program of modern works, including pieces by American composers Vincent Persichetti and Frank Ticheli.  The highlight of the evening will be a performance of Welsh composer Adam Gorb’s Dances from Crete.  The concert is free and open to the public.

* 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.


* 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.

* Doug Reed to Perform in Neu Chapel Organ @ Noon Program

Dr. Douglas Reed, University Organist, will present Music for Holy Week on the next Neu Chapel Organ @ Noon program, April 21 at 12:20 p.m. Reed will play and discuss music by Johann Sebastian Bach, Johannes Brahms, and Marcel Dupré.  William Shaltis, percussionist, will join Reed in a rare performance of Russell Peck's In The Garden for organ and drum set.  Light refreshments will be served in the Chapel narthex following the program.  All are welcome.


Info You Should Know

* University Closed for Good Friday

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

* Lunch Meals Added in Café Court over Easter

Usually all dining services are closed over Easter Break. However, because Easter is so close to finals this year, we have designed special dining hours:  On Thursday - Dinner from 4:30-5:30 p.m .in Café Court; on Friday and Saturday - Lunch from 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. in Café Court; and on Sunday - Lunch from 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. in Café Court, and Dinner from 4:30-6:30 Café Court

* UE Senior Night - Attention All 2011 Graduating Seniors!

Attention All 2011 graduating seniors! Please join us for UE Senior Night at the Fox and Hound Grill & Pub on Tuesday, April 26, from 7 p.m. - 1 p.m. There will be free pizza, wings, and soft drinks. Enjoy playing pool, shuffleboard, ping pong, darts and watch big screen TVs. This event is sponsored by: Student Alumni Ambassadors (SAA), UE Office of Alumni and Parent Relations, and UE Senior Gift Committee. No Shuttle Service will be available. Event is free. Please register online at

* Cultural Engagement Leadership Positions

Applications are now being accepted for International House (I-House) and International Pals (I-Pals) coordinators.  I-House Coordinators oversee the weekly country presentations in collaboration with the Coordinator of Cultural Engagement and Leadership, and I-Pals Coordinators lead the student organization that matches American and international students.  Applications for both positions are available in the Office of Cultural Engagement and International Services in Ridgway University Center, Room 220.  Please contact Emily Fiedler at with any questions.


* Special Weekend Hours at the Writing Center

In observance of the Easter weekend, the Writing Center will be closed Friday, April 22, and resume normal hours at noon Monday, April 25.


* 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.

* 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

* 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. 

* 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 .

* Staff Recognition Dinner RSVP

Each staff employee and their guest are invited to attend the Staff Recognition Dinner at the Log Inn on Monday, April 25.  The social hour (cash bar and appetizers) begins at 6 p.m. and dinner will begin at 7 p.m.  Please join Dr. Kazee in the presentation of staff service awards, and for the presentation of the Staff Employee of The Year Award.

Please RSVP no later than Tuesday, April 19.

* Financial Aid Information

A reminder to any student who plans to graduate, transfer, or withdraw from school at the end of the spring semester is the recipient of a Stafford Loan - you are required to attend an Exit Counseling Session. The dates and times for Exit Counseling are: April 19 at 5 p.m., and April 27 at 1 p.m., in Room 126, Hyde Hall.. Please arrive on time and bring the names and addresses of two references.

* March of Dimes "March for Babies" Event - UE Team Needs You!

Please mark your calendars for the 2011 March for Babies event on April 30, at Sunset Park. Registration is at 9 a.m. with the walk through downtown Evansville starting at 10 a.m. There will be a UE Team walking in the event.

"Every day, thousands of babies are born too soon, too small and often very sick," explains UE Team Captain Becky Hamilton, "There will be a UE team walking in this March for Babies event because we want to do something about this. I know you care, too. That's why I'm asking you and your family to join us. It's easy: just click here to sign up for our University of Evansville team."

"If you can't walk with us," adds Becky, "please help by donating to our team. You can do so by clicking on “Donate to this team” from the team registration page above. Thank you in advance for helping us give all babies a healthy start!"

If you have questions, call Becky at ext 2163


* 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.  




* Spelman Alumna Talitha Washington Headlines Etta Z. Falconer Lecture Series

Assistant Professor of Mathematics Talitha Washington will keynote the annual Etta Z. Falconer Mathematics Lecture on Tuesday, April 19, at 5 p.m. at Spelman College in Atlanta, Ga. Titled "Axioms for Success: A Spelman Woman's Mathematical Journey," Washington will discuss how her axioms for success paved her path in the mathematical world. She is also a featured alumna on Spelman’s main webpage


* UE Students Present Research at Conference

Sociology majors Matt Hummel, Rachel Tarantino and Annie Shackelford and International Studies major Kelsey Shantz presented results of their research at the Butler Undergraduate Research Conference on Friday, April 15.  

* Foreign Language Photo Contest Winners

Congratulations to Robb Gallegos, the first place winner in the Foreign Languages Department Photo Contest.  Robb submitted a photo taken while studying abroad in Mexico in summer 2010.  The second place photo also taken in Mexico in summer 2010 was submitted by Laura Epley, and the third place photo taken in Costa Rica in spring 2010 was submitted by Ben Menke.  All contest photos will be displayed on the Foreign Language Department bulletin boards in Hyde Hall and Olmsted Hall and posted on its webpage at  The first place photo will be framed and displayed in the Foreign Language Office in Room 350 in Olmsted Hall


Sympathy to...

* UE Professor Emeritus Paul Louis Winternheimer Has Died

UE Professor Emeritus Paul "Louie" Louis Winternheimer, 80, of Carmel, Ind., died Thursday, April 14, at St. Vincent Hospital. In 1957, he joined the faculty of Evansville College (now University of Evansville) where he was a distinguished biology professor for 39 years. His students were his life. He taught microbiology and bacteriology to all of the nursing and pre-med students along with botany and taxonomy classes which included field trips to the Smokey and Rocky Mountains. He was an adviser to pre-physical therapy students in his later years and enjoyed living and teaching in England at Harlaxton College for a semester in the 1970's. He received the first Teacher of the Year award at UE and was one of the first professors to speak at the Last Lecture Series at the University. He was on numerous UE committees and headed the Commencement Exercises.

He is survived by his wife, Dorothy (Meyers); son, Louis Winternheimer (Lisa); daughter, Amy Scott (Chris); sister, Ethel Temme (Lowell); sister-in-law, Doris Winternheimer; and six grandchildren.

Services were on Monday, April 18, at Christian Fellowship Church, 4100 Millersburg Road, officiated by Rev. David Niednagel, with burial in Alexander Memorial Park. Memorial contributions may be made to Thy Word Network Christian Radio Station, P.O. Box 4164, Evansville, IN 47724 or Wesselman Nature Society, 551 North Boeke Road, Evansville, IN 47711. Condolences may be made online at





* Redbirds Take The Series With Two Wins In Day Two

 The University of Evansville softball team lost a pair of games to Illinois State in today’s doubleheader at James and Dorothy Cooper Stadium. The Redbirds took game one 14-3 in five innings squeaking by with a 4-2 win in the nightcap.

With the losses, the Aces (9-33) drop to 3-12 in the Missouri Valley Conference while Illinois State improves to 26-13 overall and 12-2 in the conference.

The Aces will return to MVC action Wednesday, hosting Southern Illinois in a doubleheader. The first game is set to begin at 3 p.m.

Game 1: UE 3, Illinois State 14 (5 innings)
The Redbirds managed to put runs on the board in all five innings of game one to take a 14-3 mercy rule win.  Illinois State tallied 13 hits in the win, including a three-run home run by Abby Olson in the top of the third inning.
Senior Jen Stahlhut ended the game 2-for-3 at the plate with a pair of singles. Sophomore Alicia Betancur picked up two RBI, tallying one hit and one run scored in the loss.

Freshman Emily Morris dropped to 3-8 on the season, giving up 13 runs on 11 hits in the start. Junior Ashleigh Rahming made her first collegiate appearance on the mound, scattering two hits in 1.2 innings of relief.

Game 2: UE 2, Illinois State 4
Game two turned into a pitchers’ duel, as the score stood tied at 0-0 until the second half of the game. The Redbirds threatened to score in the top of the third, but strong defense by Brianna Villanueva gave UE two fielder’s choice outs to hold the Redbirds scoreless and put two outs on the board. Freshman starter Taylor Perry notched her fourth strikeout of the game, getting Liz Andrews to look at a 2-2 strike to end the inning.

The game remained scoreless until the top of the fifth when Kara Nelson put the Redbirds on the board with a solo home run over the centerfield wall. An Evansville fielding error put Lauren Kellar on base before a two-run blast by Elizabeth Kay brought in two unearned runs for the Redbirds, giving Illinois State the 3-0 lead going into the bottom of the fifth.

The Redbirds were able to add a solo run in the top of the seventh inning when Kay hit a two-out single through the left side to score Kellar, who had reached on a triple.

Evansville threatened with a two-out comeback in the bottom of the seventh as senior Kelci Alsip hit an infield single before freshman Niki Rahming belted a two-run home run to cut the Redbirds’ lead in half. But Illinois State starter Jordan Birch was able to get an infield groundout to shut down the rally and secure the 4-2 win.

In one of her best outings of the season, Perry (1-8) fanned a season-high 10 Redbirds in her first double-digit strikeout performances of the season. The freshman allowed just two earned runs on eight hits in the complete game appearance.

Birch improves to 12-2 on the season, picking up nine strikeouts in seven innings on the mound for the Redbirds.

* Sainz and Wood Crack Top 20

Michael Sainz finished 12th in the field of 88 golfers and Griffin Wood climbed to 20th to lead the University of Evansville golf team to a 10th place finish Sunday afternoon at the Earl Yestingsmeier Invitational at Delaware Country Club.

Sainz shot 76 today to finish at 13-over-par 223 for the 54-hole tournament.  Wood fired a 2-over-par 72, Evansville's lowest round of the day and the third lowest round among the 88 golfers today, to finish in a tie for 20th at 226.  Eric Steger of Ball State took medalist honors at 4-over-par 214, leading the host Cardinals to the team championship.  Evansville native Tyler Merkel of Ball State finished second overall at 215.

1. Ball State 1104; 2. Bowling Green 1113; 3. Northern Illinois 1120; 4. Marshall 1123; 5. Wright State 1135; 6. Austin Peay 1143; T7. Cleveland State, Ball State Red 1144; 9. SIU Edwardsville 1147; 10. Evansville 1153; 11. Eastern Kentucky 1157; 12. Dayton 1158; 13. Ohio U. 1162; 14. Butler 1166; 15. Valparaiso 1179.

EVANSVILLE SCORES: T12. Michael Sainz 72-75-76=223; T20. Griffin Wood 75-79-72=226; T50. Andrew Luo 80-75-79=234; T61. Tim Simmons 81-80-76=237; T72. Parker Hensley 80-81-78=239; T76. Josiah Ashba 82-75-84=241.
Medalist: Eric Steger, Ball State, 67-72-75=214 (+4)


* Aces Downed 9-2 in Wichita State Series Finale

With the series on the line, it was certainly a game with high emotions for both the University of Evansville and Wichita State, including three ejections in a benches clearing altercation in the third inning with the score tied. However, the Shockers scored seven unanswered runs in the late innings to take the victory, 9-2, as well as the series, 2-1. Evansville is now 19-14 overall and 1-5 in the Missouri Valley Conference, while Wichita improved to 23-16 and 3-3 in the Valley.

Senior Cody Fick (5-2) took the loss on the mound, throwing seven innings, allowing five runs, four earned, on eight hits, five walks, and struck out five. Brian Flynn (3-1) earned the win, pitching through seven, allowing six hits, two runs, two walks, while striking out eight.

“Both pitchers were solid, but it comes down to us, said Head Coach Wes Carroll. “We missed some opportunities and left runners on base.”

Evansville took a 1-0 lead in the third when sophomore Chris Pearson led off the inning with a double to left center, advanced to third on freshman Jake Mahon’s sacrifice bunt, and scored on sophomore Eric Stamets’ sac fly to right field.

Senior Greg Wallace tried to keep the rally going when his fly ball to left field was dropped by Zach Stucky and Wallace attempted to reach third base on the miscue. However, the ball beat him to the base, and in an attempt to dance around the tag, Wallace took a glovefull to the face as he was tagged out by Tyler Coughenour. Benches cleared and Wallace, assistant coach Marc Wagner, and Wichita State’s head coach Gene Stephenson were all ejected from the game as a result.

With emotions back in check, the Shockers tied the score, 1-1, in the bottom of the frame. With a runner on after a one-out walk, Chris O’Brien singled to right field and Kevin Hall advanced to third on a misplay by the new right fielder Jared Baehl after Evansville had to rearrange the outfield with the loss of Wallace. Johnny Coy knocked home Hall on a two-out single to left.

The Aces took the lead again, 2-1, in the fourth when senior Ryan Oesterle singled and scored on Baehl’s double to deep centerfield. But, the Shockers answered right back with a run of their own on O’Brien’s RBI single to right that scored Coughenour, who reached on a bunt single.

Evansville had an opportunity to break the game open in the fifth with bases loaded and two outs, but the mid-nineties throwing southpaw, Flynn, shut down the Aces from there. Instead, the Shockers offense took over, scoring three in the sixth inning to take the lead for good. With one out and bases loaded after a fielder’s choice, single, and error, O’Brien plated two on a single. Runners advanced on a wild pitch, and Preston Springer followed with a sacrifice fly to center, scoring Hall from third to take a 5-2 lead.

Sophomore Josh Biggs relieved Fick to start the eighth, but the Shockers jumped all over him from the top of the order. With two on after a leadoff single and hit batter, Springer hit a three-run home run, and Johny Coy followed with a solo homer to give Wichita an insurmountable 9-2 advantage.

Elam Cale earned the save for the Shockers, throwing a scoreless eighth and ninth.

No Evansville player recorded a multi-hit game, while O’Brien led WSU with three hits and three RBI.

“Our offense was stagnant this weekend,” said Carroll. “Whenever you have more strikeouts than hits, you’re doomed.”

The Aces are back in action Tuesday when they host Murray State at 6 p.m.


* First Place UNI Defeats UE

Kate Chybowski improved to 14-2 at number one singles, but that was the only win for the University of Evansville tennis team Sunday against the University of Northern Iowa.  Chybowski came from behind to beat Phoebe Walker 5-7, 7-5, 10-5.

Coach Nick Mueller's Purple Aces are now 9-7 pverall this spring and 2-3 in the Missouri Valley Conference.  UNI is 14-7 and remains in first place in the MVC with a 5-0 league record. The Aces return home Wednesday for their final non-conference match, at 3:30 on the Carson Center courts against the University of Southern Indiana.

1.      Laia Gonzalez/Phoebe Walker (UNI) def. Pin Sorensen/Aleksandra Dzakula (UE), 8-2
2.      Lara Okicki/Chelsea Moore (UNI) def. Kate Chybowski/Jessica Raatz (UE), 8-4
3.      Jessica Kunzelmann/Krissy Lankelma (UNI) def. Carolyn Caire/Kelsey Costales (UE), 8-4

1.      Kate Chybowski (UE) def. Phoebe Walker (UNI), 5-7, 7-5, 10-5
2.      Laia Gonzalez (UNI) def. Aleksandra Dzakula (UE), 6-4, 6-3
3.      Lara Okicki (UNI) def. Pin Sorensen (UE), 6-2, 6-4
4.      Jessica Kunzlemann (UNI) def. Carolyn Caire (UE), 6-2, 6-0
5.      Chelsea Moore (UNI) def. Jessica Raatz (UE), 6-1, 6-1
6.      Krissy Lankelma (UNI) def. Kelsey Costales (UE), 6-1, 6-0


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