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Tuesday, January 29, 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. 


What's Happening Today

* Late registration for Nerd Wars

If you could not come up with the money or enough friends, or simply forgot to turn in your registration form for Nerd Wars there is no need to panic.  We will be accepting late registration until this Thursday at 5 p.m., but register as soon as possible because only a few spots remain.  The same registration rules apply: $5 per person and you must turn your money and registration form into Lesa Hofferth (lh70) in Koch 238. 

* Delta Omega Zeta Spring Recruitment

Local sorority Delta Omega Zeta will be holding its Spring Recruitment this week (Jan. 28-3t) Tuesday night's activity will be a craft night at the DOZ house on campus (Weinbach Avenue) from 7-9 p.m, Wednesday night will be a game night in the pit of Morton and Brentano Dorms from 7-9 p.m, Thursday Night will end recruitment with a Formal Spaghetti Dinner at the DOZ house once again from 5-7 p.m. Recruitment is open to any ladies interested. If you are interested in attending but can not be at the activities listed please e-mail Abby Sperry or Kiley Nash for more information. (as534 or kn85)

* 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.

* 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.


Upcoming Events

* Psychology Club to View Film "Miss Representation"

Interested in how women are perceived in the media? Disgusted with how a woman's value and power lie in her youth, beauty, and sexuality, and not in her capacity as a leader? Psychology Club will be watching Miss Representation this Wednesday, January 30. The movie will start at 6 p.m. in Room 100 in the Liberal Arts Building at USI. If you would like to carpool, meet in the Hyde Hall lobby at 5:15 p.m. Questions? Contact Katie Leis (kl140).

* I-House:Guatemala at Special Time - 5 PM - on Wednesday

All members of the campus and local community are encouraged to attend I-House: Guatemala. 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 5 pm. on the second floor of Ridgway University Center in the Class of 1959 Gallery.

* 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.



Info You Should Know

* International Orientation Leader Applications Due Wednesday

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:

We are seeking any student – domestic or international – who is outgoing, helpful, responsible, and loves all things international. Applications are due on January 30th, so begin your application today!

Email Lauren Doss at if you have any questions!

* Lost Broach

Someone misplaced a broach, which was floral, black and silver in color.  It may have been lost at UE on Saturday, January 26.  If anyone finds this, please call the non-emergency Security phone number at 488-2051.

* 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 You can also register by emailing Ashley (Jackson) Ross ( or Bryan Hamann (, or stopping by the Office of Admission (OH 104).


* 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.

* File the 2013-14 FAFSA by March 10 at

File the 2013-14 FAFSA by March 10 at!

Returning students for 2013-14 should file the 2013-14 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to apply for federal, state and University financial aid, including all federal student loans. UE's FAFSA school code is 001795.
Filing by March 10 is essential for Indiana residents, and highly recommended for all. Questions regarding the FAFSA should be directed to the Office of Financial Aid (Olmsted Hall, Room 116) at (812) 488-2364, (800) 424-8634 or

Beginning late February  – IRS Data Retrieval: The UE Office of Financial Aid recommends that eligible students use this tool, which is built into the FAFSA. The IRS Data Retrieval Tool transfers parent and/or student IRS tax information to the FAFSA. Federal income tax returns for 2012 must have been filed electronically for approximately 3 weeks to be available for this process. The IRS data retrieval function can be used for the initial FAFSA or to correct a submitted FAFSA which had been filed using estimated tax information.



* Anthony Beavers

Anthony Beavers, professor of philosophy and director of cognitive science, has been invited to speak at The International Conference on the Philosophy of Information in Xian, China this coming October. Beavers will be speaking on how the accelerating speed of scientific and technological innovation is eroding our moral sensibilities and why existing moral theories do not apply in the emerging global arena.

* 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.



* Evansville To Face Northern Iowa On Tuesday Evening

Looking to rebound from Saturday’s game at Illinois State, the Purple Aces men’s basketball team will look for its 5th consecutive win over Northern Iowa on Tuesday evening at the Ford Center.

Following last week’s promotion against Bradley, regular priced adult tickets are $4 off for the game.  At halftime, longtime UE fan Marvin Gray will be honored for his support of the program throughout the years.

Evansville is undefeated in MVC home games this season, winning all four contests at the Ford Center, including a 66-56 defeat of Bradley last week.  Despite holding leads in all three of the previous road games, UE has been unable to sustain those before falling in all three contests.

UE has searched for a scoring threat to compliment Colt Ryan and Ned Cox has been doing an admirable job of doing just that.  He has posted eight points or more in all but two games while registering double figures in 14 out of 21 contests, including a team-high 18 points at Illinois State on Saturday. 

Since the beginning of last season, Cox has been one of the top free throw shooters in the league as he has hit 79 out of 90 attempts, including 34 out of 39 this season.  Cox stands at 963 career points, just 37 away from becoming the 45th player in program history to score 1,000 points in his career.

All freshmen go through their lumps in the first year and UE guard D.J. Balentine is no different.  He came out of the gate extremely strong before hitting a stretch in late December and early January where he posted six points in five games.  Since then, Balentine has rebounded to average 8.2 points in his last five outings, including double-digit efforts at Drake and Illinois State.  In the slump, the frosh hit three out of 21 shots while missing all 10 treys; in the last five outings, Balentine has rebounded to hit 15 of his 39 attempts.

UNI fell to 11-10 and 4-5 in the league following a tough 59-58 loss at Indiana State on Saturday; a pair of free throws by Jake Odum with less than one second remaining lifted the Sycamores to the victory.  The Panthers are a very unselfish team as four players average 10 points or more, led by Anthony James, who has notched 12.6 points per game; Seth Tuttle is just behind with 11.1 points and a team-high 6.1 rebounds.

In what could turn into a battle from the line, UNI and Evansville are the top two free throw shooting teams in the league; UNI is 12th in the country hitting 75.8% of their attempts.  The Panthers also do a great job of not allowing the opposition to reach the line as they average just 15.3 fouls per game, the 33rd lowest total in the nation.  UNI is another great 3-point shooting team as they rank 40th in the US at 37.5%; they have attempted 432 on the season as opposed to 333 by UE.

A 2-game trip awaits UE after Tuesday’s match.  They travel to Springfield, Mo. to face Missouri State at 2 p.m. on Saturday afternoon before heading to Peoria, Ill. next Tuesday to face Bradley.


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