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Tuesday, February 19, 2013

What's Happening Today

* Today Is Career Day 2013!

Come to the Student Fitness Center TODAY from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. to meet nearly 75 employers who are interested in you! See registered employers in JobLink


* Join Student Publications — Info Sessions Set for February 19

Interested in working for the Crescent Magazine or the LinC next year? Let’s talk. There will be info sessions at 4:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 19, in Eykamp 252, Ridgway University Center. Come to learn more about the variety of positions and practical opportunities available, including marketing and sales, writing, editing, photography and design positions. This is a great opportunity to gain professional experience in a publishing environment while earning academic credit. Information sheets and applications are available for all positions with the Crescent Magazine at and with the LinC at For additional information, contact

* Housing Assignments Information Meetings

If you are a student interested in living on campus for 2013-14, you should plan to attend one of the upcoming Housing Assignments Information Meetings.  The entire process of applying for and selecting your housing for next year will be discussed.  Come and find out the process for selecting a residence hall room or village housing (including options for the new Townhomes for fall and spring).  Meetings will be at 4:00 pm, 8:30 pm, and 9:30 pm on each following nights:

Tuesday, February 19 in Room 100, Koch Center
Wednesday, February 20 in Room 170, Schroeder Family School of Business Administration Building
Thursday, February 21 in Room100, Koch Center

If you have specific questions about the process, please email Brian Conner at bc32. 


Upcoming Events

* I-House: Kuwait

All members of the campus and local community are encouraged to attend I-House: Kuwait. 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 7 pm. on the second floor of Ridgway University Center in the Class of 1959 Gallery.

* Emerging Contemporary Artists Lecture Series to Feature Douglas Miller

With generous support from the Efroymson Family Fund, a fund of the Central Indiana Community Foundation, the University of Evansville is pleased to feature Douglas Miller of Louisville, Kentucky, in the new Emerging Contemporary Artists Lecture Series.

Miller will present a free, public lecture on his career and work at 7 p.m. Tuesday, February 26 in the Melvin Peterson Gallery, 1935 Lincoln Avenue. Sixteen of his works will be on display in the gallery from February 22-March 1. In addition to pencil, ink, and acrylic, Miller’s works incorporate less traditional mediums such as mascara, crayon, correction fluid, and coffee.

Miller’s drawings have been exhibited in Louisville, Cincinnati, and Los Angeles. Additionally, he does freelance illustrations as well as private and corporate commissions. In 2009, Miller graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Louisville. Recently, he received a national award from American Artist Drawing Magazine and was voted Best Visual Artist for two consecutive years in the LEO Weekly readers’ choice poll.

His artwork can be found in the collections of the Evansville Museum of Arts, History and Science; the University of Louisville; the University of Louisville’s Speed School of Engineering; and numerous private collections.

For more information on Miller’s lecture and the Emerging Contemporary Artists Lecture Series, please call the Department of Art at 812-488-2043.

* Commencement Central Reminder

All May graduates should attend Commencement Central to finalize their graduation plans.  You can choose to either stop by Monday, Feb 25 from 4-7 p.m. upstairs in the Ridgway University Center OR Tuesday, Feb 26 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. just outside the UE Bookstore. It only takes a few minutes to complete your plans. During the event you will meet with the Registrar's Office, Alumni Office and Career Planning Office. You will also be able to purchase your cap and gown and/or graduation announcements if you so desire. The Jostens ring representative will be onsite Tuesday only and can discuss your class ring needs and any discounts she is offering during this event. This event is an easy process to make sure you are ready for graduation.  Participants will also be eligible for prizes on each day.

* Bible Study on Thursday Night

Adventist Campus Ministries will be having Bible study on Thursday night from 7-8pm in Room153 (Eades Music Room) in the McCurdy Wing of Schroeder Family School of Business Building.

This week we are meeting on Thursday and will be discussing a variety of topics centered around the US Constitution and the Bible. Different political points of view, military service, etc will be some of the things discussed.

Anyone is welcome to attend and you can contact: Alexandra Statham ( for more details.

* GWS Brown Bag Speaker: Olivia Shadid & The Heidi Chronicles

The Gender & Women’s Studies Brown Bag Series is hosting their first speaker on Thursday, February 21. Olivia Shadid will be presenting “The Heidi Chronicles: History or Her Story” in Hyde 5B from 12:20-1 p.m.  Bring your lunch and enjoy hearing the backstory of the Heidi Chronicles currently being performed in Shanklin Theatre. Light refreshments will be offered.

* Introduction to the Symphony

Would you like to attend a concert, but don't know what to expect? Experience the joy of the symphony with a fun, four-session workshop on February 23 and March 2, 9 and 16 from 9:30-11:30 a.m. This relaxing and enriching class will require only your time – no reading, textbook, or homework required!

The fee to attend the workshop is $99 and the registration deadline is February 21. To register please call the Center for Adult Education at 812-488-2478 or email

The workshop instructor will be Elizabeth Robertson, Dmus, Consortium Instructor of Oboe.

* Melvin M. Peterson Literary Hour: Concerning Jack London Set for February 21

Melvin M. Peterson Literary Hour: Concerning Jack London is planned for Thursday, February 21 at 4:00 p.m. in the Melvin Peterson Gallery. Each year, in honor of the Department of Creative Writing’s longtime supporter, Mel Peterson, several professors and students discuss various aspects of the work of an important literary figure. This year the focus will be on the renowned American author, Jack London.

* UE Health and Fitness Fair Planned for February 21!

The UE Health and Fitness Fair is Thursday February 21, 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the Fitness Center.  Admission is free. Check out our  vendors, register  for free prizes and giveaways. For more information you may contact Angie Stauber at ext.  2622 or email as547.

* Participate in International Banquet on March 23

Do you sing, play an instrument, or have a special talent? How about cooking exotic cuisine? If you want to showcase your talent with an International flair, join us by preforming at the International Banquet. If you wish to preform please email Belen Robles ( If cooking is more of your preference, email Ernesto Rojas ( on how to help. Grab some friends and put together an act or a dish… The more, the merrier! We look forward to hearing from you!

* Greeks at the Game

Greeks at the Game on Wednesday, February 20 at 7:05 p.m. Wear your letters and come support your Purple Aces as they take on Illinois State Redbirds. The highest percent of each fraternity or sorority in attendance will win a pizza party or philanthropy money for their chapter. Raffle prizes for members will be announced throughout the game which include Visa gift card, UE t-shirts, UE Fan Pack, and other great prizes! Questions? Please contact VP Inter-Greek Affairs Katie Schmidt at

* UE Theatre Department to Present The Heidi Chronicles

The University of Evansville Department of Theatre presents the Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning play The Heidi Chronicles, opening at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Feb. 15 in Shanklin Theatre.  Additional performances are at 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 16, 21, 22, 23 and at 2:00 p.m. on Feb. 17 and 24. 

Winner of the 1989 Tony Award for Best Play and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, this comedic and poignant play by Wendy Wasserstein is an unflinching portrayal of the Baby Boom generation's coming of age.  Following Heidi and her friends through 23 years, Wasserstein deftly explores the women's rights movement and its effects on a group of intelligent and well-educated women attempting to succeed in a male-dominated world.  Audiences will be left in awe by the huge strides made by women in their attempt to "have it all" and pondering the hurdles still remaining in today's society.

The Heidi Chronicles is directed by Professor of Theatre R. Scott Lank with scenic design by senior Katie Sullivan; costume design by senior Krista Weltner; lighting design by junior Hannah Cypress Staelin-Lefsky; sound design by junior Dylan Kind, and dramaturgy by junior Olivia Shadid.

The 12-member cast features seniors Jennifer Finch as Heidi; Myra Lamphier as Molly/Jill; Micheal Trzos as Peter; Jonathan Rouse as Scoop; juniors Julie Adamo as Susan; Lilli Hokama as Betsy/Fran/April; Alex Raby as Lisa; sophomore Vasiliy Kostromitin as Waiter/Steve/Mark; and freshmen TJ Baldassare as Dr. Ray/Chris; Erdin Schultz-Bever as Becky; Caitlin McCarthy as Denise; and Glyne Pease as Debbie.

Ticket prices are $14 for adults and $12 for senior adults, students and UE faculty.  UE students may obtain one free student rush ticket beginning at noon on the day of the performance they wish to attend.  Tickets may be purchased by calling (812) 488–2031, Monday through Friday, noon to 5 p.m.

* 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!


Info You Should Know

* Theatre Department Needs Antique Refrigerator for Next Production

The theatre department is searching for an antique refrigerator made before the 1970s for our next production. Ideally the fridge would be from the 50s or 60s, but earlier models would also work. Please email Mollie Hamilton at if you have an old fridge that might fit this criteria and you would be willing to let us borrow or rent it until the end of March. 

* Planning to Be a Spring or Summer '13 Graduate?

Planning to graduate in Spring 2013? Your name must be on the Registrar's list in order to graduate or walk at the Spring Commencement ceremony! Please come to Commencement Central on February 25 from 4-7 p.m. or February 26 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. to make sure you are on the list.

* Time to Nominate Individuals for Employee Excellence Awards

The University of Evansville, in pursuit of excellence in service, wishes to recognize a non-faculty employee displaying records of achievement as a leader.  Leadership may be demonstrated in any of the following categories:

• Service to the University community
• Service to students
• Job performance and attitude towards fellow employees

To be eligible, an employee must be a full-time member of administration or staff.

Nominations for the March 2013 Employee Excellence Award are due no later than Wednesday, February 20.

To nominate someone, or to find out more information about the Employee Excellence Awards, go to




* Grace Hayes and Aaron McGee

Congratulations to Grace Hayes, a junior at UE and an education major, who has been elected the President of the Indiana Student Education Association (ISEA) state executive board, and to sophomore Aaron McGee, who was elected Region 4 Representative of ISEA.

* Mari Plikuhn

Assistant Professor of Sociology Mari Plikuhn was invited to present at the 18th Annual Indiana University Preparing Future Faculty Conference on Friday, February 15. Her presentation, "Developing Innovative Teaching Strategies," was part of a panel designed to assist graduate students from across the social and natural sciences who are making the transition from graduate students to faculty members.



* Aces Announce Social Media Promotion For Wednesday

The University of Evansville athletics department has announced a Social Media Special for Wednesday’s 7:05 p.m. game at the Ford Center.Evansville’s Facebook and Twitter sites will each have vouchers posted that fans can print off and bring to the Carson Center or the Ford Center to redeem for $5 tickets to Wednesday’s men’s basketball game against Illinois State.

Fans also have another way of getting the ticket deal.  All you have to do is show on your phone that you “Like” the University of Evansville Athletics Department on Facebook or follow @UEAthletics on Twitter and you will also receive the deal!

For more information, you can reach the UE ticket office at 812-488-ACES.


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