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Thursday, January 31, 2013

What's Happening Today

* ISEA Resource Fair

ISEA will have a Resource Fair on Thursday January 31 at 6 p.m. in Graves 302. There will be ELL, manipulatives, ideas for the high school classroom, classroom technology (Promethean Board), and bring your own to share!! We would love to see your smiling face.

* 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

* Speaker Broadcast to Feature Rudy Giuliani on February 5

The National Society of Leadership and Success is pleased to announce that former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani  will kick off the speaker broadcasts for spring 2013. The event is set for February 5 at 6:00 pm in Hyde Hall 126, Giuliani will be speaking on the topic, "Principled Leadership: In the Face of Change and Crisis.” 

Giuliani is the renowned 107th Mayor of New York City (1993-2001). Under his leadership, he reduced the overall crime and murder rate to make New York City the safest large city in America.  Just when New Yorkers were beginning to enjoy the city's revitalization, the unimaginable hit on 9-11. Giuliani swiftly marshaled his remarkable leadership skills to pull his city, and perhaps the entire nation, through the crisis.  As a result of his accomplishments, he was named "Person of the Year" by Time magazine, received an honorary knighthood by the Queen of England and awarded the "Ronald Reagan Presidential Freedom Award".  He has been touted as one of the most effective chief executives in modern American history.

The campus community is welcomed to attend the speakers offered by the National Society of Leadership and Success. Members will receive credit and Honors students will receive credit as well.

* 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.

* Family Weekend 2013 Set for September 27–29! Make Plans Now!!

Over 250 families and 600 people were on campus for Family Weekend 2012!  Family Weekend is scheduled for September 27–29.  The Office of Alumni and Parent Relations has started working on event planning. If your department or organization would like to have an event during Family Weekend, please complete the “Family Weekend Event Form” by clicking on this link: http://acelink.evansville.edu/Areas/Alumni/  , or by e-mailing the information to: alumni@evansville.edu.  Like last year’s successful weekend, we would like to have a lot of student and department participation!  If you have any questions, please contact Angela Williams at 488-2900 or Donna Jones at 488-2586.
 

Info You Should Know

* Taking Applications Now for Student Homecoming 2013 Chair

It seems so far away, but the planning must begin for the 2013 Homecoming Week. We are currently taking applications for the student Homecoming Chairperson. If you are interested in being the student chair, contact Geoff Edwards at ge21@evansville.edu.

* Crescent Magazine Big Issue on Its Way!

Crescent Magazine's Big Issue is finally on its way. Pick up your copy in Ridgway University Center or outside Koch Center on Friday, February 1 between 11:15 a.m. and 1 p.m. Visit the Crescent Magazine Facebook page for more information.

* Spotlight Deadline Extended to Saturday

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. We still need performers! Proceeds will go to 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 February 2.

* 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. You can also register by emailing Ashley (Jackson) Ross (aj53@evansville.edu) or Bryan Hamann (bh153@evansville.edu), or stopping by the Office of Admission (OH 104).

 

* 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.

Congratulations

* Anthony Beavers

Anthony Beavers, professor of philosophy and director of cognitive science, was recently invited to serve on the scientific committee of NUMTA 2013 (Numerical Computations: Theory and Algorithms) International Conference and Summer School to be held June 17th through the 23rd on the Tyrrenhian Sea in Italy. The goal of the NUMTA2013 Conference is to create a multidisciplinary round table for an open discussion on numerical modeling nature by using traditional and emerging computational paradigms. The Conference will discuss all aspects of numerical computations and modeling from foundations and philosophy to advanced numerical techniques. New technological challenges and fundamental ideas from theoretical computer science, linguistic, logic, set theory, and philosophy will meet requirements and new fresh applications from physics, chemistry, biology, and economy. This position follows from Dr. Beavers work in Complexity Theory and Dynamic Associative Networks here in the United States.

 

* Robert Dion and Young-Choul Kim

The Office of Academic Affairs is pleased to announce that Dr. Robert Dion has been named Chair of the Department of Law, Politics and Society.  The office also announces that Dr. Young-Choul Kim has been named the Director of the International Studies Program.  Please join us in offering congratulations to them both!

Athletics

* Women's Hoops Opens Road Swing at Bradley, Northern Iowa

The University of Evansville women’s basketball team will begin a three-game road swing this Thursday at Bradley in Peoria, Ill., before traveling to Cedar Falls, Iowa to take on Northern Iowa Saturday.  The Purple Aces are slated to take on the Braves a 6 p.m. at the Renaissance Coliseum and the Panthers at 7 p.m. at the McLeod Center.

Evansville (7-11, 5-2 MVC) split a pair of home games last weekend against Missouri State and Wichita State, downing the Lady Bears, 77-53, Friday before the Shockers ended UE’s four-game winning streak with a 49-45 win Sunday.  Redshirt sophomore Khristian Hart led the Aces with a career-high 28 points in their win over MSU and senior Samantha Heck notched her third double-double of the year with 15 points and 10 boards in the loss to WSU.

As a team, Evansville ranks second the Missouri Valley Conference in free throw percentage at 75.2 percent and lead the conference with a 79.9 percent clip in league contests.  The Aces have also been the Valley’s best rebounding team in conference action with a league-best +6.1 rebounding margin, while holding opponents to just 31.1 rebounds per outing in MVC play.

Hart leads UE offensively with a 14.3 points per game average and is averaging a team-best 15.7 points per contest in Valley matchups.  Heck and sophomore Mallory Ladd are also averaging in double figures for the Aces, pouring in 13.6 and 13.2 points per outing, respectively.  Ladd has been the squad’s top rebounder with a 9.8 average and pulled down a career-high 14 boards in her last outing against Wichita State.  Heck and Ladd have also played a big part in Evansville’s success from the charity stripe, as Heck ranks 24th nationally among qualified players with a 93.8 percent mark and Ladd has knocked down 49 of her 51 attempts from the foul line (96.1%).

Bradley (7-11, 1-6 MVC) enters Thursday’s tilt having lost seven of its last eight games, including its last three.  The Braves fell in both of their outings last weekend, suffering a 66-62 setback at Drake, prior to a 79-67 loss at Creighton.  Three BU players scored in double figures against the Bluejays, as Catie O’Leary scored a team-high 13 points off the bench and Brooke Bisping recorded her first career double-double with 12 points and 10 rebounds, but CU knocked down 14 of its 26 three-point attempts and held Bradley to a 36.7 percent shooting percentage.

The Braves are one of the Valley’s top scoring team’s, averaging 71.4 points per contest and lead the league with a 78.4 percent free throw percentage, but they surrender 72.9 points per game, a mark that ranks eighth in the league.  BU also owns a +2.1 rebounding margin and averages 9.3 steals per contest. 

Shronda Butts leads Bradley in scoring (13.4 ppg) and has distributed a team-best 69 assists.  O’Leary is the Braves’ second-leading scoring (11.6 ppg) and leads the team in rebounding at 7.4 boards per outing.  Kelsey Budd averages in double figures at 10.9 points per game and averages a team-best 31.3 minutes per contest.

Bradley returns eight letterwinners and three starters from last year’s squad that finished 18-16 overall and eighth in the final MVC regular-season standings with a 7-11 mark in league play.  The Braves are under the direction of first-year head coach Michael Brooks, who owns a 12-36 record in his two-year head coaching career.

Northern Iowa (8-11, 3-4 MVC) will host Southern Illinois Thursday, before opening the month of February by welcoming Evansville Saturday.  The Panthers dropped a pair of road games to Creighton and Drake last weekend, dropping a 54-40 decision to the Bluejays, before falling, 63-55, to the Bulldogs.  Jacqui Kalin recorded a double-double for UNI in the loss, posting a game-high 22 points and 11 rebounds.  Amber Kirschbaum added 10 points off the bench and was the only other Northern Iowa player in double figures.

The Panthers rank near the bottom of the league in a majority of offensive categories, as they are seventh in scoring (59.7 ppg), ninth in field goal percentage (37.5%) and 10th in assists (11.2 apg).  However, UNI is third in the Valley in three-point shooting percentage (33.2%) and ranks second in the conference in three-point percentage defense (28.0%).

Kalin, the Valley’s leading scorer, leads Northern Iowa’s scoring efforts by a wide margin at 18.1 points per game, over 10 points per outing more than the team’s second leading scorer, Jen Keitel, who is scoring 7.9 points per contest.  Kalin is also the league’s top free throw shooter at 95.1 percent and leads the Panthers on glass with 5.7 rebounds per game.

UNI returns just six letterwinners and two starters from last season’s squad that finished 19-15 overall and finished in a tie for fifth in the final MVC regular-season standings with a 9-9 conference record.  Northern Iowa is under the direction of seventh-year head coach Tanya Warren, who is 95-85 during her tenure at UNI.

Bradley leads the all-time series with Evansville, 21-16, as the two teams split a pair of games last season.  The Aces posted a 71-59 victory at the Ford Center, before the Braves earned an 82-64 victory on their home floor later in the year.

Northern Iowa holds a 22-18 advantage in the series with UE and has won the last eight meetings.  Evansville’s last win over the Panthers came in 2008, when the Aces defeated UNI, 79-56, in the MVC Tournament.

* Baseball Picked Eighth in MVC Preseason Poll

The University of Evansville baseball team was selected eighth in this season’s Missouri Valley Conference Preseason Coaches’ Poll, as announced by the league office Wednesday.  The poll was voted on by the conference’s eight head coaches.

The Purple Aces finished their 2012 campaign with an overall record of 32-27 and were fifth in the final MVC regular-season standings with a 10-11 mark in league games.  UE returns 26 letterwinners, six position starters and its entire pitching rotation from last season.  Head coach Wes Carroll also adds 10 newcomers to a team that finished with the nation’s best fielding percentage last season (.981).

Missouri State was picked as the Valley preseason favorite, receiving six of the eight first-place votes for a total of 60 points.  Wichita State was tabbed second in the poll, receiving one of the other two first-place selections for a total of 47 points.  Illinois State, who garnered the final first-place vote, was predicted to finish third, along with Indiana State, as both teams collected 45 total points.

Southern Illinois (36), Bradley (21), Creighton (18) and UE (16) rounded out the preseason selections.

In addition, the Valley announced the 2013 Preseason All-MVC Team, which featured 14 players from six different league teams.  Missouri State led the league with four preseason all-conference selections, Illinois State had three players selected to the list, Bradley and Southern Illinois were each represented twice, while Wichita State rounded out the selections with one representative.

Evansville opens its 2013 campaign with a three-game series at Arkansas-Little Rock beginning Friday, Feb. 15, in Little Rock, Arkansas.

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