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Wednesday, February 20, 2013

What's Happening Today

* 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.

* 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

* 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

* 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.

* "The Beauty of Engineering" Registration Due March 4

Tri-State Women in Computing and Engineering (TWICE) is now accepting registration for The Beauty of Engineering, a half-day workshop for girls in grades four through eight.

The workshop will take place Saturday, March 9 on the University of Evansville campus. Check-in will begin at 7:30 a.m. in the Koch Center for Engineering and Science, and the event will end at approximately 11:15 a.m. The cost is $6 per participant, and registration is open to individuals and organizations that wish to bring a group. 

The Beauty of Engineering is an opportunity for girls to learn about engineering and computer science by rotating through four activity stations, each staffed by female professionals in the fields.  Each station will feature a lesson and hands-on exercise.

Advance registration is required. Forms and information are available at the TWICE website,, under “Upcoming Events.” Deadline for registration is March 4.

TWICE is made possible by a grant from the Alcoa Foundation in partnership with the University of Evansville College of Engineering and Computer Science.

For more information, please call Tina Newman in UE’s College of Engineering and Computer Science at 812-488-2651.

* 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!

* 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.

* Jostens Ring Day at UE Bookstore - February 26

The Jostens representative will be at the UE Bookstore on Tuesday, February 26 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. near the entrance.  This will be the only visit during the year for the Jostens rep.  During this day Josten's will be offering up to 40% off on select college rings.  Women's rings start at $169 and men's at $189.  If you're looking to buy a college ring or just curious this is the perfect opportunity to place your order or get more information.  The offers are only good the day of the event.  If you have any questions please contact the UE Bookstore.


Info You Should Know

* Attention UE Cardholders

The February Pcard Cycle started January 22 and ends on February 21. Cycle statements may be run and printed on February 23. The GL upload will occur on February 28. At the time of GL Upload, cardholders will no longer be able to modify transaction details for the February Cycle.

* 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.

* Financial Aid News for Direct Loan Recipients Graduating, Withdrawing or Transferring at End of Spring Semester

Students who have received a Direct Loan while attending UE and plan to graduate, withdraw from school, or transfer to another school, are mandated by federal regulations to attend an Exit Counseling Session.  The Office of Financial Aid will hold sessions in Hyde Hall, Room 126 on:
February 25  at 3:30 p.m.
April 11 at 4:00 p.m.
April 24 at 11:00 a.m.

You must arrive on time and bring the names, addresses and phone numbers of 2 people who you will remain in contact with after leaving UE, plus a next of kin at a different address than yours. Session will last approximately 30 minutes.


* Margery Florence Kahn Scholarship for 2013-14 -- Applications now available

All University of Evansville full-time undergraduate students who will be juniors or seniors in 2013-14 may apply. An essay of about 300 words must accompany the application, along with two to five faculty recommendation letters.

It was the desire of the donor, Margery Florence Kahn, that her scholarship be awarded to "dedicated and conscientious students who exhibit a true passion for their chosen fields of study, and who, in the opinion of the members of the University of Evansville faculty, are likely to bring the same enthusiasm into the performance of their jobs or the practice of the professions which they will pursue following graduation."

Applications are available from the Office of Financial Aid (Olmsted Hall 116). Completed applications and recommendation letters should be returned by April 1.

Questions may be directed to the Office of Financial Aid at (812) 488-2364, (800) 424-8634 or



* 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.

* Arthur Brown Publishes New Book of Poetry

Professor of English Arthur Brown recently had a new book of poems, Duration and the Second Hand, published. These elegant sonnets ring a wide range of experience within their taut form, marking the passage of time with precision.

Reviewer Kim Bridgford commented that  Brown's book “focuses on the moments outside regular time, and how, in memory, they take on the beauty and singularity of art. Reminiscent of Lily Briscoe in To the Lighthouse seeing Mrs. Ramsay as ‘a triangular purple shape,’ Brown looks at a range of scenes through line, shape, and color—beach scenes, father and son moments—and, in doing so, makes us see the world with some aesthetic distance and clarity. No one can make a sonnet sound quite the way Arthur Brown can, with a liquid elegance over the form. His long sentences dazzle.”

Brown’s first book of poems, The Mackerel at St. Ives, was published by David Robert Books in 2008. He has published poems in AGNI, American Arts Quarterly, American Literary Review, The Carolina Quarterly, Dogwood, Michigan Quarterly Review, The Malahat Review, The Raintown Review, Poetry, Southwest Review, and other journals, and his poems have won the Morton Marr Poetry Prize, the Nebraska Shakespeare Festival Anne Dittrick Sonnet-Writing Contest, and the American Literary Review Poetry Prize. His one-act play “Augustina” was selected by Horton Foote as the winner of the Arts & Letters Drama Prize. He has published literary essays on Poe, Henry James, Faulkner, and Shakespeare.

You can order Duration and the Second Hand from Barnes & Noble or Powell’s via

Signed copies of the book are also now available in the UE Bookstore (or from Brown directly) He would be happy to sign the book personally!



* Men's Basketball To Face Illinois State On Wednesday

Missouri Valley Conference play is rounding the homestretch and the Purple Aces men’s basketball team looks for a huge win in the standings as it faces Illinois State on Wednesday evening beginning at 7:05 p.m. inside the Ford Center.Fans are reminded of UE’s Social Media Promotion; by going to the Aces’ Facebook and Twitter, pages, you can find a voucher that is good for a $5 ticket to Wednesday’s game.

In a hard-fought game on Saturday afternoon at the Ford Center, it was Creighton coming away with a 71-68 victory.  The Aces were up at the half by a 36-31 tally before Creighton hit 13 out of 22 attempts in the second period to rally for the win.  Ned Cox notched 18 points while hitting four 3-pointers and hauling in four rebounds.

With his 13-point effort against Creighton, Colt Ryan moved up to No. 2 on the UE all-time scoring list, passing Marcus Wilson; Wilson finished his career at Evansville with 2,053 points while Ryan now stands at 2,061; he is just the third player for the Aces to ever reach 2,000 points in his career.

Ryan has his sights set on the top spot, which is occupied by all-time great Larry Humes, who set the school record with 2,236 points in his career, which lasted from 1963-66.  Along with his rise up the UE list, Ryan has also made his mark on the all-time MVC scoring list as his tally puts him in 12th place, just three points behind Roger Phegley; Phegley is a former Bradley standout who played for the Braves between 1974 and 1978.

In Saturday’s game versus Creighton, freshman Adam Wing made the first start of his career and responded with his top game as a member of the Purple Aces.  Playing a career-best 29 minutes, Wing set career marks in several categories including: points (10), rebounds (7), minutes (29) and 3-pointers (2).  Wing got the job done on both sides of the floor, recording a steal and three defensive boards while notching ten points, two assists and three offensive caroms on the other end of the floor.

Through the first 19 games of the season, Egidijus Mockevicius played 20 minutes or more on   just four occasions.  Since the home game versus Bradley, he has gotten his chance to play more minutes and has responded in a big way.  Mockevicius has seen 20 minutes of action or more in six of those eight games while playing 36 minutes on two occasions; after posting 16.6 minutes and 3.7 rebounds through the first 19 games of the seasons, the frosh has played 23.9 minutes while hauling in 7.1 rebounds per game in the eight games since. 

After starting MVC play with a 0-6 mark, Illinois State has gone 7-2 since to stand at 16-11 overall and 7-8 in league play.  The Redbirds are another strong shooting team, hitting 46.2% of their attempts, 46th overall; inside the arc, they are at 52.8%, 22nd overall.  ISU is an unselfish team that averages 15.5 assists per game (31st in NCAA) while posting an average of 70.9 possessions per game, top of the league and 47th in the country.

Jackie Carmichael leads the way for the Redbirds with 18.1 points per game along with 9.3 boards, tops in the league.  Tyler Brown has averaged 16.7 PPG, but has cranked it up as of late, averaging 21.4 points in his last five games while registering 22 assists over that span.

Illinois State was victorious in the first meeting this season in Normal, taking a 67-62 victory.  Carmichael finished with 24 while Brown tallied 23 to lead the Redbirds to the win; Carmichael also finished with a game-high 13 boards.  Leading UE as Ned Cox with 18 points and Colt Ryan with 17; freshman D.J. Balentine notched 14.  Evansville rallied from a 9-point halftime deficit to take the lead in the second half, but Carmichael and Brown were strong down the stretch.

This weekend will mark the final game of the Ramada BracketBusters series.  For just the second time in program history, UE will take on Wright State.  The Aces travel to Dayton, Ohio for the game, which is slated to begin at 1 p.m. CT.

* Men's Basketball Announces 2013 Summer Camps

University of Evansville men’s basketball coach Marty Simmons has announced the 2013 summer camp dates for this year.

Four different camp options are available including a Day Camp, High School Shoot-Out, Shooting Skills Camp and a Father and Son Camp.

The popular Day Camps, which are among the best camps in the Midwest, will contain three sessions this year, with each costing $195.  The first session will be from June 3-6, the second is from June 24-27 while the third is July 15-18.  The first two sessions are for grades 1-12 while the third is for grades 1-6 only.

Each session goes from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. daily while going to noon on the Thursday.  Three days of lunch, a camp t-shirt and a basketball are included.  Camps consist of individual skill development, contests, 3-on-3 and 5-on-5 games.

High School Shoot-Outs will take place on June 14-15 and the 21st-22nd.  At a cost of $400 per team, every squad is guaranteed five games that consist of two 20-minute halves and licensed officials working each one.  All games will be played at either the brand new Fifth Third Basketball Practice Facility or at the Carson Center.  Camps emphasize skill development, team play and fun!

Grades 1-12 are invited to the Shooting Skills Camp, which will take place from June 28-29 at a cost of $120.  Camps go from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. each day with registration beginning at 8 a.m. on Friday.  Shooting skills and drills are included as well as detailed shooting instruction.

In what is a great bonding experience, the Father and Son Camp will be on June 22-23 for grades preschool through 8.  The camp goes from 6 p.m. Saturday through 3 p.m. on Sunday with registration beginning Saturday at 5 p.m.  It includes a camp t-shirt, three meals and a one night stay on the UE campus.  Cost is $150 and emphasizes skill development, team play and fun.

For more information or to sign up, please contact Basketball Camp Director Kavon Lacey at or 812-488-2757.

* UE Tennis Set For Murray State On Wednesday

With a pair of weekend home matches ahead, the Purple Aces women’s tennis team will have a midweek tune-up as they travel to Murray State on Wednesday.

The Aces and Racers will square off at 1 p.m. at Kenlake State Park.  Evansville enters the match with a mark of 3-4.

Over the weekend, Evansville dropped a hard-fought match on the road at Butler.  Marine Moreno earned the second win of her freshman career, taking a singles triumph over Konstantina Adami by a 6-0, 7-5 final.

Kelsey Costales picked up a win at No. 6 singles as her 6-3, 6-0 effort downed Sienna Reuter.  Evansville started the night off with a doubles win as the teams of Natasha James and Marketa Trousilova along with Gaby Fifer and Emily Richardson picked up the wins.

Murray State has played just three matches thus far, going 1-2 to begin the season.  The Racers opened up with a 5-2 win over Lindsey Wilson on Feb. 3 before dropping its next two.  MSU lost by a 4-1 final at Central Arkansas before falling, 6-1, at home to Southern Illinois.

Erin Patton and Megan Blue have each gone 2-1 to begin the spring.  Patton is picking up right where she left off in the fall as she was 6-3 in tournament action.

Evansville returns to the Tri-State Athletic Club this weekend as they will play host to SIU Edwardsville on Friday before facing UT-Martin on Saturday evening.  Both matches will begin at 7 p.m.


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