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Friday, February 8, 2013

What's Happening Today

* Get Your Orange On!

The UE Bookstore is offering 20% off any orange tees or sweatshirts purchase Thursday-Saturday, February 7-9.  Wear your orange gear to the game Sunday night and cheer on the ACES.  No rainchecks.  Again this discount is only for ORANGE gear.


Upcoming Events

* Third Speaker Series Luncheon - Student-Alumni Mentoring Program

Our third Mentor Speaker Luncheon will be held on Wednesday, February 13 from 12-1 pm in Eykamp Room 253, Ridgway University Center. Our speaker will be Associate Professor of Management Information Systems Peter Rosen. His topic will be "Social Media Strategy."  This event is open to the campus community.

If you wish to reserve a free lunch, please RSVP to by Monday, February 11.

* Spanish Club Game Night Set for February 11

The Spanish Club will be hosting a Game Night on Monday, February 11 at 8 pm in Room 172, Schroeder Family School of Business Administration Building. There will be board games, food, and a bunch of great Spanish conversation. All levels of Spanish are welcome. So grab a friend, and come join us for a night of food, fun, and conversation this Monday!

* Bluegrass Lecture-Recital and Jam on February 23!

If you want to hear banjo, mandolin, double bass, and other instruments playing bluegrass music, come to Wheeler Concert Hall tomorrow, Feb. 23 at 4:00 p.m.! This is the senior recital of Ellyn Washburne and will feature both toe-tapping tunes and a walk through the history of bluegrass. After the recital, we’re sticking around for an open jam session, so bring your instrument if you want to try this music for yourself!

* Sodexo - Not Just Food Service - Learn More on February 13

Did you know Sodexo is the 22nd largest employer in the WORLD? Did you know Sodexo has locations in 80 countries with 33,400 sites?

Sodexo has career opportunities in:
Human Resources; Hospitality
Marketing/Product; Food Services
Business/Strategic Management  
Customer Support/Client Care

Find out about diverse career opportunities and sample some of their finest appetizers on Wednesday, February 13 at 4-5 p.m. in Eykamp 253/254, Ridgway University Center.



Info You Should Know

* Need a Textbook Yet?

The UE Bookstore is starting the return process of unsold books.  The Bookstore will be returning used books to vendors first which will begin shortly.  If you still need a textbook for the Spring term please purchase your book now.  If for some reason you need a book but don't have the money now please contact the Bookstore and we will be happy to put a book on hold for you so that it will be there when you need.  If you have any questions please contact the Bookstore.

* What UE Libraries Can Do for You: L'Annee Philologique

L'Annee Philologique is the definitive bibliographic source of scholarly works relating to all aspects of ancient Greek and Roman civilizations.  This database includes more than 810,000 records, with over 15,000 new records added every year, and indexes more than 1,000 journals - making it essential for providing comprehensive coverage of classical scholarship throughout the world. Records include abstracts for articles, reviews for monographs, and lists of content for edited volumes.

*Indexes over 810,000 resources

*Focuses on scholarship about Ancient Greek and Roman

*International Resources

*Trial currently available through UE Libraries

If you have any questions please contact Kathy Bartelt (kb4) or Shane White (sw69)

* Fitness Center Locker Fees Are Due!

Spring 2013 Fitness Center locker rental fees are due now. Locker rental fees may be paid at the Fitness Center office or front desk.

* UEAAA Zerah Priestly Carter University of Evansville African American Scholarship

The University of Evansville African American Alumni Association (UEAAA) is pleased to announce the application process for the Zerah Priestly Carter University of Evansville African American Scholarship is now open.  Alumni members raised the necessary funds to make this an endowed scholarship and named it in honor of Ms. Zerah Priestly Carter ’38, the first African American graduate of the University.

This scholarship will be awarded each year to  deserving African American UE student (s).  The 2013 scholarship funds are in addition to other financial aid/scholarships awarded to the recipient!  Interested and qualified students are encouraged to apply at this time. 

Scholarship Criteria:
Candidates must be African American, have sophomore standing as of Fall semester 2013, and have a 2.0 or higher grade point average.

Applicants must submit the following to be considered:

1) Completed application ( , 2) Written statement (not to exceed two pages) explaining his/her current professional goals, demonstrating his/her involvement in the African American community, and explaining why he/she is deserving of the scholarship. 3) Two letters of recommendation that verify and support the candidate’s community involvement activities.

Deadline:  Please return all materials to the Office of Alumni and Parent Relations by Friday, March 15, 2013.

The scholarship award will be presented at the UEAAA Annual Luncheon on Saturday, April 20,  2013.  All scholarship applicants should plan to attend this luncheon.  The luncheon is free for all UE students.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact the office of alumni and parent relations, at 812-488-2586 or e-mail:


Sympathy to...

* Family and Friends of Professor Emeritus James Westfall

University of Evansville Professor Emeritus James Doyle Westfall passed away Monday, February 4. He was 73.

Jim was a Class of 1957 graduate of New Harmony High School and attended the University of Southern Mississippi graduating with degrees in Computer Science and Mathematics. He received two masters' degrees from the University of Southern California in Computer Information Systems and Software Engineering.

He was a Vietnam veteran and a career officer in the United States Army attaining the rank of major.  During his Army career he received 41 Air Medals, the Bronze Star, Vietnam Service Medal with "V" and others. He retired from the Army after 20 years of service and then began his second career as a professor, and then Department Chair of the University of Evansville Computer Science Department. He was also a founding member of Evansville On-line, now owned by Synergy. Upon retiring from UE, he and his family moved back to New Harmony where he became active in the community and local school. He was a member of Kiwanis, the American Legion, Working Men's Institute, and an active member of his church.

He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Phyllis (Fisher) Westfall of New Harmony; his three daughters, Angie Westfall of Kailua, Hawaii, Lisa (Danny) Harrison of Evansville, and Lori Espenlaub of New Harmony; his eight grandchildren, Whitney (Tyson) Martin, Mark Embrey, Zachary Hasenyager, Ashley Hasenyager, Shane Espenlaub, Megan Embrey, Taylor Espenlaub and Matthew Witherspoon; and three great-grandchildren, Kolby Logel, Khloe Hotz, and Teagan Martin. He is also survived by his sister Sally (Charles) Huck and a niece, nephews, and cousins.

Family and friends will gather from 2-4:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 9 at the St Stephens Episcopal Church Parish House, 318 Main Street in New Harmony. Funeral services will follow at 5:00pm at the St Stephens Episcopal Church.
Memorial contributions can be made to St Stephens Episcopal Church or the Ribeyre Gymnasium Restoration Fund.



* UE Tennis Ready for First Home Meet

Reigning Missouri Valley Conference Women’s Tennis Athlete of the Week Marketa Trousilova and the Purple Aces women’s tennis team will open up their home slate on Saturday, playing host to Austin Peay at 7 p.m.Saturday’s match will take place at Tri-State Athletic Club in Evansville.

Last weekend, the Aces fell in a pair of road contests, including a 5-2 defeat at IPFW and a 6-1 loss at Bowling Green.  In only her second weekend of play at UE, Trousilova garnered MVC Athlete of the Week honors as she has started the season with a perfect 4-0 mark in singles action.

Along with doubles partner Natasha James, Trousilova has also posted exceptional performances in doubles play, going 2-2 thus far.  James has registered a nice start to the season, winning three of her first four singles outings.  A third sophomore, Gaby Fifer, has a .500 singles mark through two weeks of play, going 2-2.

Austin Peay has played in just one spring tournament thus far, dropping a 7-0 decision at Samford.  The Governors will also be in action tonight at Chattanooga prior to making the drive to Evansville.

Last season, the squads met in Clarksville, Tenn. as the Aces came away with a hard-fought 4-3 victory.  UE earned the doubles point by taking two out of three matches prior to splitting six singles flights.  James, Fifer and graduated senior Aleks Dzakula earned singles triumphs.

Following their home opener, the Aces will take to the road to face Butler next weekend.  Evansville travels to Indianapolis next Saturday, February 16, for a 4 p.m. CT matchup.


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