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Monday, January 28, 2013

* Feedback Needed – Your Vision for UE

Thank you those who were able to attend last week’s campus-wide forum in which President Tom Kazee outlined a vision for the future growth and direction of the University of Evansville. He respectfully requests a few more minutes of your time (it should take 5-10 minutes) to give feedback on the ideas that were presented. This is the link to the survey:

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.  Your feedback on that draft “vision statement” is important in finalizing details for those conversations with friends and supporters of the University.

Thank you in advance for your additional help as we move forward. 

* Thank You to UE Community!

A huge THANK YOU to the UE community for their support in and with Davidson Scholarship Days. We had a fantastic two days with over 250 students from 23 states on campus. The event was a team effort, and we were grateful for your support. 


Dr. Shane Davidson, Vice President for Enrollment Services. 


What's Happening Today

* Faculty and Staff - Sign Up for UEMTA Spotlight

Faculty and staff - the University of Evansville Music Therapy Association invites you to participate in this year’s Spotlight.  The event is on February 8 at 7:00 p.m. in Eykamp Hall, Ridgway University Center.  Spotlight is a great opportunity for those outside of the Music Department to display their musical talent.  Proceeds will go towards the Isaac Miller Music Matters Endowment, as well as helping music therapy students attend conferences.  If you are interested in performing a musical talent for Spotlight this year, or have any questions, please email Katie Demuth (kd135), by midnight on January 28.


* Spanish Club Music Night Set for January 28!

Spanish Club will be hosting a Music Night event on Monday, January 28 from 6 to 7 p.m. in Room 75, Schroeder Family School of Business Administration Building. Bring in your favorite song in Spanish to enjoy a night of Latin American music and culture. You can look up songs on YouTube or play a song on a CD, just show up with a song and some friends. Email song lyrics to Doctor Rodriguez-Quevedo at if you'd like a hard copy of the lyrics to take home. Hope to see you there!

* "Transitions to Professionalism: New Career" RSVP Today!

RSVP today for the Complimentary Luncheon/Workshop - “Transitions to Professionalism:  New Career”!

Transitioning to a new career can be exciting, as well as, overwhelming.  Join Fred Cox, director of compensation and benefits at Vectren Corporation and UE instructor, to learn tips to help ease your transition and prepare you for success.  A complimentary luncheon will be provided with an RSVP to by Jan. 28. The luncheon & workshop will be Tuesday, Feb. 5 from 12:15-1:15 p.m. in Eykamp 253 and 254, Ridgway University Center. 

This event is sponsored by the Office of Veterans Affairs, UE VETS (Veterans Education Transition Support), and AES (Adult Education Society) student organizations in collaboration with UE Center for Career Development. 

Watch for more Transitions to Professionalism workshops:
February 26 - “Résumé Writing” with Director of Career Services Gene Wells
April 2 – “Mixing and Mingling Your Way to a Job” with Theatre Marketing Director Sharla Cowden

* Dean's List Students Recognized at Libraries

Students who earned Dean’s List status for Autumn Semester 2012 are recognized in an exhibit at UE Libraries’ entry level.  Students merit the honor of begin named to the Dean’s List at the conclusion of each semester by earning a semester grade point average of 3.5 on a four point scale while carrying a full academic course load of at least twelve hours excluding Pass/Fail courses.  Exhibit continues through February 4.

* VP and Director of Research at Hilliard Lyons to Speak on January 28

John Roberts, senior vice president and director of research at Hilliard Lyons, will be speaking on January 28 in Smythe Lecture Hall (Room 170), Schroeder Family School of Business Administration Building at 4.00 p.m. The title of his presentation will be “Life as an analyst and 2013 Market outlook”. John has been ranked as one of the leading analyst by the Wall Street Journal and Forbes magazine. Hilliard Lyons is one of the nation’s oldest investment firms which focus on the creation, preservation and distribution of its clients’ wealth.

The event is open to public.       


Upcoming Events

* This Week in Music - Oboe Recital

Consortium Instructor of Oboe Elizabeth Robertson will present this week’s Faculty Recital in Wheeler Concert Hall on Tuesday evening, January 29, at 7:30 p.m.  Dr. Robertson will be accompanied during the first half of the performance by Professor Anne Fiedler on piano, and the duo will perform works by various composers of the Modern era.  For the second half of the recital, Robertson will be joined by violinist Timothy Kantor, violist Rose Wollman, and cellist Schuyler Slack for performances of Benjamin Britten’s Phantasy Quartet, Op. 2, and the Quartet in C Major, Op. 7, No. 6, of Classic-era Bohemian composer Jan K?titel Va?hal.  The concert is free and open to the public.

* PT Club Meeting - January 31

If you are a physical therapy major, undergraduate or graduate student, you should get involved in UE's Physical Therapy Club. The first meeting of the semester is Thursday, January 31 at noon in Graves Hall 104. Club membership is open to any undergraduate or graduate student interested in pursuing physical therapy. It is not too late to join! 

Benefits of club membership include:
• The opportunity to express ideas and concerns about topics of interest to physical therapy students
• Free student newsletters and literature from the American Physical Therapy Association's (APTA) National Student Assembly
• Community and Campus Volunteer opportunities
• Information about upcoming APTA sanctioned events
• Fellowship and mentoring from upperclassmen who have experienced the application process of getting into PT school

If you have any questions, please contact club president Jenna Fischer at  jf146.

* Early Reminder for May Graduates

May graduates - please mark your calendar to attend Commencement Central on either Monday, February 25 or Tuesday, February 26.  Monday's event will be held from 4-7 p.m. upstairs in the Ridgway University Center.  Tuesday's event will be held outside of the UE Bookstore from 11 a.m.-3 p.m.  You can easily complete all your graduation activities by attending one of these days.  You will verify your graduation information with the Registrar's Office, meet with the Alumni Office and Career Planning Office, and purchase your cap and gown plus order your graduation announcements if so desired.  This is a simple and easy process to complete your graduation plans and is must do for any May graduate.  There will also be door prizes.  If you have any questions beforehand please contact the Bookstore.

* Farewell Reception for Ronda Stone Set for January 30

Ronda Stone will be leaving her position as UE's coordinator of Disability Services on January 30.  Please join us at a reception on Wednesday January 30, 1:30 – 3:00 p.m. in the Student Life lobby of Ridgway University Center.  We wish her well in future endeavors.


* Office Staff Association February Luncheon

The February OSA luncheon will be held on February 12. Our guest speaker is Carol McClintock, broker associate at F.C. Tucker Emge Realty and wife of Mayor Lloyd Winnecke ’82. She will share her career success and give us details about being the wife of the mayor. Lunch includes vegetable lasagna, red velvet cake, and more. The cost is $8.75. Please sign up for the lunch whether brown-bagging it or purchasing your lunch  to Kim Flener at kf129 or ext. 2852 no later than February 8.

* Kentucky Derby Festival Marathon and Mini- Marathon

Are you a runner? Are you interested in training to run a mini–marathon (13.1miles)? If so, tie up your running shoes and join TEAM UE for the Kentucky Derby Festival Marathon and Mini- Marathon on Saturday, April 27.  An informational meeting is scheduled for  Wednesday, January 30 in the Fitness Center Lobby at 5:00pm. In the meantime, you may visit the link  to view race, course and training information. Please contact Jeff Chestnut (jc56) or Angie Stauber (as547) if you are interested in joining  TEAM UE.


Info You Should Know

* Found - Eyeglasses

Found in Carson Center lobby - a pair of Vera Wang prescription glasses.  Come to the Carson Center Ticket Office to claim.

* 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.

* The Fitness Center Needs Your Input!

Are you a regular user of the Fitness Center? Do you attend workout classes, play IMs, lift weights, or use the machines? Do you have ideas on how to improve the Fitness Center's operations? If this sounds like you then apply to join the Fitness Center Committee today!! SGA is looking for students to sit on a committee to propose improvements and ideas to the Fitness Center staff. Please fill out the survey below if you are interested or email ks320 with questions.

* What UEL Can Do 4U: Applied Science & Technology Source

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Content Includes:
• Full text for 1,400 journals
• Indexing and abstracts for thousands of academic journals and professional publications
• Citations to millions of articles, including book reviews
• Searchable cited references for key journals
• A database-specific thesaurus
• Podcasts from leading museums

Contact Kathy Bartelt (kb4 or 2486) with comments or questions regarding Applied Science & Technology Source.




* Yasser Alhenawi

Assistant Professor of Finance Yasser Alhenawi has passed the December 2012 Level I CFA exam. CFA certification is the most prestegious credential in today’s investment industry. It is a three-level, globally recognized, graduate level curriculum that provides a strong foundation of real-world investment analysis, portfolio management skills, and practical knowledge. It also emphasizes the highest ethical and professional standards.

* Margaret McMullan

Professor of Creative Writing Margaret McMullan completed her first year of a three-year term serving on the Peer Review Committee for the Fulbright U.S. Scholar program. The Institute for International Education’s Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES) convenes committees of reviewers that encompass the diversity of U.S. scholars. Reviewers recommend candidates who will be considered for awards to over 130 programs around the world. The J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board, appointed by the U.S. President, will make the final selection of candidates. Professor McMullan also served as literary reviewer and judge for the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation, one of six regional arts organizations in the United States, which administers individual artist fellowships for Delaware, Maryland, and New Jersey. Professor McMullan is the Melvin M. Peterson Endowed Chair in Literature and Writing.



* UE Handles Missouri State, 77-53

The University of Evansville women’s basketball team gave all 3,246 school children in attendance something to cheer about Friday morning at the Ford Center, as the Purple Aces toppled visiting Missouri State, 77-53, for their fourth-straight win.  The victory snapped UE’s eight-game losing streak to the Lady Bears that dated back to 2008.

Sophomore Khristian Hart had a career day, scoring 28 points on an 11-for-18 shooting effort, dishing out a game-high five assists and tallying a game-high four steals to lead Evansville (7-10, 5-1 MVC).  Senior Samantha Heck also finished in double figures with 14 points, going 4-for-8 from the field and a perfect 5-for-5 at the foul line.  Fellow senior Taylor Ware finished with 10 points, rounding out the list of double-digit scorers for the Aces.

UE jumped out to an early 13-2 lead over the Lady Bears (9-9, 1-5 MVC) and never looked back, as MSU got no closer than seven points the rest of the way.

A layup by Missouri State’s Karly Buer cut Evansville’s lead to 16-9 with 11:16 to play in the first half, but the Aces quickly responded as redshirt senior Chelsea Falkenstein knocked down a three-pointer and sophomore Mallory Ladd scored from close range to put UE back in front by double digits, 21-9, at the 9:28 mark.

The Aces slowly began to pull away and took their largest lead of the opening period at 40-23 on a free throw by Hart with 2:10 to play in the first and would lead 44-29 at the break.

Evansville shot an impressive 65.4 percent from the field (17-for-26) in the first half, scoring 20 of its 44 first-half points in the paint.  In addition, the Aces’ defense limited Missouri State to a 33.3 percent first-half shooting percentage (10-for-30).

UE continued its strong offensive attack in the second half, and opened up a 53-34 lead, when Hart buried trey with 15:44 remaining in the game.

The Aces put the game out of reach by going on a 14-5 run midway through half, as Hart capped the scoring spurt with a driving layup at the 5:57 and put UE in front 69-43.

Evansville allowed Missouri State to score just 10 points for the remaining of the contest, marking the third-straight game that the Aces have held an opponent under 60 points.

Whitney Edie and Kenzie Williams led MSU offensively, as Edie tallied a team-high 13 points and Williams added 10.

The Lady Bears outrebounded UE, 35-32, and grabbed 21 offensive boards, but were only able to score eight second-chance points, while the Aces committed just 13 turnovers and scored 20 minutes off of 15 Missouri State miscues.

Evansville will return to action Sunday, Jan. 27, at 1 p.m., when it hosts Missouri Valley Conference leader Wichita State at the Ford Center.  The Shockers are currently unbeaten in conference play entering their game with Southern Illinois later tonight.

* Swimming and Diving Splits in Final Home Meet

The University of Evansville’s swimming and diving teams split in a dual meet this afternoon against Saint Louis University at Wyttenbach Pool in Carson Center. The UE women’s team defeated the Billikens 138-103, while the men’s team fell 148-83.

The Aces took first place in eleven different events. Teammates Taylor Shotwell, Jill Enge, Melissa Ball, and Abby Smith took the top spot in the women’s 200-yard medley relay with a final time of 1:49.09. Smith also grabbed a pair of first place wins in both the 50-yard freestyle with a time of 24.52, as well as the 100-yard freestyle with a final time of 53.94. Michelle Tipton placed first in both the 1000-yard freestyle with a time of 10:32.76, as well as the 500-yard freestyle clocking in at 5:02.56. Tipton also contributed to a win in the women’s 200-yard freestyle relay with a final time of 1:38.94 along with teammates Mackenzie Harris, Samantha Montgomery, and Michea Reinitz.

In the last home meet of her career, diver Sadie Wells swept the boards in both the 3-meter and 1-meter diving with a combined score of 554.18.

Senior Alex Seward claimed a win the 100-yard butterfly with a time of 50.64. Ethan O’Rourke placed first in the 200-yard individual medley with a time of 1:58.66. Ashton Bishop grabbed a win in the 100-yard freestyle clocking in at 47.38.

The Aces will return to the pool on February 2, when they travel to take on Southern Illinois in their last meet of the regular season.

* Aces Fall at Illinois State

Ned Cox registered a season-high 18 points but Jackie Carmichael (24 points) and Tyler Brown (23) helped Illinois State earn a 67-62 win over the University of Evansville men’s basketball team on Saturday evening at Redbird Arena.

Cox led UE (12-9, 5-4 MVC) with 18 on 5-of-10 shooting and a 6-6 effort from the line.  Colt Ryan tallied 17 points while D.J. Balentine tallied a 14-point outing.  Illinois State (12-9, 3-6 MVC) was led by Carmichael’s 24 points and 14 rebounds while Tyler Brown finished with 23.  Making their efforts even more impressive was the fact that they scored the final 25 ISU points over the final 12:36 of the game.

Jackie Carmichael hit the first three shots for Illinois State before they took an 8-4 lead in the opening moments.  The Aces had a sloppy start to the game, hitting one out of their first four shots while turning the ball over three times in the first four minutes of play.  They rebounded from that by going on an 8-1 run while holding ISU without a field goal for over 7 minutes. 

Allen Bryant ended the run with a jumper as the Redbirds fought back take the lead back with a  7-0 run as they took an 18-16 lead.  Over that stretch, Evansville missed just two shots, but turned the ball over four times.  Ned Cox ended the 5-minute drought with a 35-foot trey before Nick Zeisloft hit one of his own to put Illinois State back up at 21-19.

What started out as a 7-0 run finished up as a 20-6 stretch over the final 9:38 of the period.  The Aces turned the ball over five times in the stretch while connecting on just 2-of-8 buckets.  The Redbirds hit seven out of their final 14 attempts of the half.  Carmichael took the game in his own hands in the first half, finishing with 10 points and 10 rebounds; he hit four out of his five buckets while failing to turn the ball over.  Part of UE’s struggles in the opening stanza came with uncharacteristic sloppy play as the turned the ball over eight times before trailing 31-22 at the break.

A quick start by the Aces in the second half helped them cut the deficit to five points as UE made its first two buckets before Cox hit a pair of free throw attempts.  John Wilkins ended the stretch as he hit his first 3-pointer to give ISU a 38-30 lead.  Colt Ryan hit four out of his first five shots of the second half as he helped the Aces retake the lead at 43-42 with 12 minutes remaining.  Another pivotal bucket in a 13-4 UE stretch was by Cox as his 3-pointer brought the Aces within a point before Ryan hit a floater in the lane to give Evansville the lead as they hit 5-of-6 shots over a time of 3:29.  D.J. Balentine completed an 8-0 run as his three made it a 4-point lead for Evansville.

Tyler Brown swung the momentum back to Illinois State as he complete an old-fashioned 3-point play to make it a 46-46 game 9:11 remaining.  With the game tied up at 48, ISU posted the next six points as part of an 11-2 run before Ryan hit two free throws to make it a 54-50 contest in favor of the Redbirds.  Brown continued his second-half surge as another 3-point play helped ISU take a 59-51 advantage inside of 4 minutes left.  Evansville got within five late as that would be the final deficit with Illinois State holding on for a 67-62 victory.

ISU held a slight 36-34 rebounding advantage while UE outshot the Redbirds, 41.1%-40.4%. 

Next up for the Aces is a return home for a Tuesday night contest against Northern Iowa.  The Panthers and Aces will begin at 7:05 p.m. and all regularly priced adult tickets are $4 off following the promotion at the Bradley game.  For more information, call (812) 488-ACES.

* Wichita State Clips Evansville

The University of Evansville women’s basketball team saw its four-game winning streak come to an end Sunday afternoon at the Ford Center, as visiting Wichita State topped the Purple Aces 49-45 in a matchup of two of the top teams in the Missouri Valley Conference.

Senior Samantha Heck tallied her third double-double of the season to lead Evansville (7-11, 5-2 MVC), scoring 15 points and grabbing 10 rebounds.  Redshirt sophomore Khristian Hart finished in double figures with 11 points and tallied a game-high four steals, while fellow sophomore Mallory Ladd led all players with a career-high 14 rebounds.

Wichita State (13-6, 7-0 MVC) entered the game as the MVC’s top defensive team, allowing 52.6 points per game and lived up to its billing, holding UE to a 31.9 percent shooting percentage.  The Shockers also forced 20 Evansville turnovers, turning them into 17 points.

WSU scored the first basket of the game, but the Aces rattled off the next 11 points and took an 11-2 lead on a Heck jumper with 12:33 remaining in the opening half.

Just over five minutes later, Wichita State cut UE’s lead to five at 15-10 on a Jessica Diamond layup, but Evansville responded, scoring the next four points to extend its lead to 19-10, when Ladd hit one of two free throws, which ended her streak of consecutive made free throws at 44.

The Shockers closed the half on a 6-2 run, which was capped by a Darice Fountaine jumper with just 15 seconds remaining in the first period, and the Aces held a 21-16 lead at the intermission.

The 16 points scored by Wichita State was the least allowed in a half by UE this season, as the Shockers shot just 7-for-24 (29.2%) from the floor and missed both of their first-half free throw opportunities.  Evansville also struggled offensively, hitting just seven of its 26 field goal attempts (26.9%), but was able to convert on five of its seven tries from the charity stripe.

The two teams traded baskets for the first five minutes of the second half, before Wichita State slowly began to chip away at the Aces’ lead.  Michaela Dapprich capped an 8-3 WSU run that made the score 30-27 in favor of UE at the13:53 mark, but Evansville was able to end the run and push its advantage to 34-29 on a layup by Heck with 9:04 remaining.

With 6:40 left in the contest, Wichita State was finally able to pull even with UE, when Alex Harden sank a pair of free throws to knot the score at 34-34, marking the first tie since the score was 2-2 early in the first half.

Two possessions later, Diamond connected on a shot from long range to give the Shockers a 37-34 lead, but Evansville was able to counter and retied the score, 41-41, when Heck drained a triple with 2:44 remaining.

On the ensuing possession, Dapprich regained the lead for Wichita State with a driving layup and Diamond was able to force a steal on the next Evansville possession, before being fouled on an attempted layup.  She converted a pair of free throw opportunities to put the Shockers in front, 45-41, at the 1:52 mark.

Hart pulled the Aces back within two at 45-43 on a layup with just under a minute to play, but UE would get no closer, as WSU was able to seal the win on a Fountaine bucket just 21 seconds before the final horn.

Diamond and Chynna Turner led a trio of Wichita State players in double figures with 11 points apiece and Dapprich added 10, going 4-for-5 from the field and 2-for-3 from long range.

Evansville won the battle of the boards, pulling down 36 rebounds to Wichita State’s 29, but WSU shot 45.8 percent in the second half and converted on eight of its 11 second-half free throw opportunities to put the game away.

UE will be on the road for its next three games, starting Thursday, Jan. 31, when it travels to Peoria, Ill., to take on Bradley in a 6 p.m. game at the Renaissance Coliseum.  Evansville will close the weekend with a 2 p.m. game at Northern Iowa Saturday, Feb. 2. 

* UE Tennis Earns 6-1 Win

The University of Evansville women’s tennis team improved to 1-1 on the season as they earned a 6-1 win over Lipscomb on Saturday night.

Evansville began the night with a strong performance in doubles play, taking the early point.  At No. 1, Natasha James and Marketa Trousilova defeated Lorena Djuknic and Melissa Kromer, 8-2.  Gaby Fifer and Emily Richardson fell in their set to Deahna Welcher and Jenny Borck by an 8-1 final while Marina Moreno and Kelsey Costales defeated Alyssa Bellini and Shilpa Naruka by an 8-5 final.

Singles action also went the way of the Aces as they earned victories in five out of six flights.  At No. 1, it was James taking down Kromer, 7-5, 6-1 while Mina Milovic earned the win in the second flight, topping Bellini, 3-6, 6-2, 6-4.

At flight three, Trousilova swept past Welcher, 6-4, 6-0 while Moreno was victorious at No. 4 as she topped Djuknic, 7-6 (3) and 6-4.  Richardson fell to Borck in the fifth slot before Fifer picked up the win in the sixth flight over Naruka, 7-5, 6-2.

Next weekend, Evansville will be back on the road at IPFW and Bowling Green.


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