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Thursday, February 21, 2013

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* This Week in Music

The Classical Guitar Concert Series continues in Wheeler Concert Hall this Friday evening, February 22, at 7:30 p.m. with the Society’s annual Guitar Fest.  The concert serves as a fundraiser for the Society and its efforts to provide quality classical guitar concerts for the community.  This year’s Fest will feature Department of Music alumnus Eric Lund, a former student of Assistant Professor of Guitar Renato Butturi, as well as the Society's Guitar Ensemble.  The Ensemble will open the concert with a rendition of the famous “Habanera” from Bizet’s Carmen and will play several other works.  Lund will then perform a number of solo works by composers such as Hector Villa-Lobos, Isaac Albeniz, and Federico Moreno Torroba.  Admission for the program is $15 for adults and $5 for students.  UE students will be admitted at no charge with a valid student ID.  This event is co-sponsored by the University of Evansville and the Classical Guitar Society of Evansville.

The Jazz Guest Artist Series continues its season in Wheeler Concert Hall on Sunday afternoon at 4:00 with a performance by the Monika Herzig Acoustic Project from Bloomington, Indiana.  Pianist Monika Herzig is rapidly gaining a reputation as one of the fastest rising stars of the jazz world.  A native of Germany, Monika holds the Doctorate in Music Education and Jazz Studies from Indiana University, where she is now a faculty member.  As a touring artist, she has performed at many prestigious jazz clubs and festivals and has toured Germany, Italy, and Japan.  Recently, Herzig signed with the Owl Studios label and released the holiday CD Peace on Earth.  A CD/ DVD combo entitled Come With Me was released in 2011, and her book David Baker - A Legacy in Music was released in November 2011 by IU Press.  She received the 1994 Down Beat Magazine Award for her composition “Let's Fool One” and has had several big band arrangements published by the University of Northern Colorado Press.  In addition to Herzig, the ensemble includes saxophonist Tom Clark, bassist Peter Kienle, and drummer Kenny Phelps.  Admission is $15 for adults, $10 for Jazz Society Members and $5 for students with ID.  Tickets may be purchased at the door.  For more information, contact Dr. Edwin Lacy (el2@evansville.edu, ext. 2227).

Department of Music students will offer three recitals this Saturday, February 23.  Soprano Melanie Bacaling will present her Senior Recital at 1:00. Bacaling will be followed by soprano Joanna Calahan and guitarist Gabriel Kinser, who will present a joint Senior Recital at 2:30. Soprano Ellyn Washburne will conclude the afternoon’s activities with a Senior Lecture Recital on bluegrass music at 4:00.  All three events will occur in Wheeler Concert Hall and are free and open to the public.

Each month students from the Music Therapy Program participate in St. Mary’s Childbirth Education Classes in order to teach expectant parents the importance of singing lullabies to their infants.  The parents are given a brief lecture on the importance of singing lullabies to their babies and the positive effects lullaby singing can have on their children’s mental health.  This brief presentation is followed by teaching and singing lullabies, and the expectant parents are given a CD recording of several lullabies performed by Joanna Calahan, senior music therapy major.  This month, Elisabeth Bombell (junior), Grant Hales (sophomore), and Josie Brown (sophomore) will be leading the program.

* Venturing Crew Spring Break

Join the Venturing Crew on March 2-6 as we visit the eastern Cumberland Plateau at Fall Creek Falls State Park, one of the most scenic and spectacular outdoor recreation areas in America! Whilst we endeavor on this awesome trip, you will be sleeping in comfortable cabins and day hike to the area's most beautiful sites. You'll experience cascades, gorges, waterfalls, streams, and beautiful forests. You'll be able to hike to the base of 256-foot-tall Fall Creek Falls, the highest waterfall in the eastern US. You'll also see Piney and Cane Creek Falls and the Cane Creek Cascades -- featuring the remains of an old mill. More adventurous members can take a cable trail to the base of Cane Creek Falls. We will also spend a day mountain biking and rock climbing. The cost for this trip is $155. If you would like to partake in this awesome adventure be sure to pay Nicky in OH 217 no later than Friday, February 22. If you have any questions contact Kate Sherwood (ks389). You must be a Venturing Crew member to attend.

 

* Type 1 Diabetes Walk

The University of Evansville is sponsoring a team for the Walk for Juvenile Diabetes on May 18 at Holiday World. Our team would like to honor UE students, employees, and family members who have type 1 diabetes. Please let us know if you or a family member has type 1 diabetes. Also let us know if you would like to walk or help support our team. Email Lynn Penland lp22@evansville.edu or Amy Hall ah169@evansville.edu.

* ISEA Sub Licensing Session Set for Today

Come learn how to register to be a substitute teacher for the Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation, so you can make some money and get a head start on finding a job. This information session is set for TODAY - Thursday, February 21 - at 6 p.m. in Room 302, Graves Hall

* Local Performance Ensemble "In the Mix" to Hold Workshop at UE

In the Mix, a local performance ensemble that includes UE Professor of Theatre Diane Brewer, invites community members to participate in the process of developing a performance that mixes music, dance, and spoken word.

The workshop will run from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, March 3, in Eykamp Hall 253. Working without a script, participants will physically explore ideas in the morning, rehearse them in the early afternoon, and end the day with a culminating performance.

The workshop is open to ages 14 and older and is free for all participants. E-mail inthemix@inthemixensemble.org to reserve a space in the workshop or a seat at the performance.

* 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 (as509@evansville.edu) for more details.
 

* 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 cae@evansville.edu

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 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.

* 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. 
 

Info You Should Know

* What UEL Can Do 4U: Book Review Digest

Looking for a review of  Dr. Dan Gahan’s book, The people's rising: Wexford, 1798?  Are you curious about Dr. Jennie Ebeling’s book, Women’s Lives in Biblical Times? Or do you need a book review of Dr. Dean Thomlison’s book Toward Interpersonal Dialogue?

Book Review Digest provides reviews for each of these titles. The database includes

·         over 2 million review citations from newspapers, popular magazines, and academic journals
·         over 270,000 full text reviews from more than 1,400 American, British, and Canadian periodicals
·         at least one substantial review excerpt for each book
·         coverage for nearly 80 years of the Digest

Contact Kathy Bartelt (kb4 or 2486) with comments or questions regarding Book Review Digest.

 

* 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.
 

* 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.

 

Congratulations

* 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 http://www.davidrobertbooks.com/brown_second.html

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!

Athletics

* Softball On the Road for Jackson State Tournament

The University of Evansville softball team will travel for the second weekend in a row to take part in the Jackson State Tournament in Jackson, Miss.

Evansville will face host Jackson State as well as Nebraska-Omaha during the three-day tournament. The Aces will throw their first pitch on Friday beginning at 3:00 p.m. CST against Nebraska-Omaha.

Complete Schedule (Central Time)
Fri 2/22 UE vs. Nebraska-Omaha, 3:00 p.m.
Sat 2/23 UE vs. Nebraska-Omaha, 11:00 a.m.
Sat 2/23 UE at Jackson State, 1:30 p.m.
Sun 2/24 UE vs. Nebraska-Omaha, 11:00 a.m.

The Aces are coming off an 0-5 start after opening their season at the Troy Invitational against Virginia Tech, Troy, and North Florida.

Senior catcher Halie Malone is currently leading Evansville with a .500 batting average with her eight appearances at the plate. Malone also recorded her first double of the season, alongside senior Kendall Kautz and freshman infielder Kirsten O’Conner. The Aces offense has tallied a total of 21 hits, nine RBI’s, and nine runs to begin their season overall.

* Ryan's 31 Points Leads Aces To 79-62 Win Over Illinois State

Colt Ryan registered his second 30-point effort of the season as the University of Evansville men's basketball team picked up a dominant 79-62 victory over Illinois State Wednesday evening at the Ford Center.

Ryan tallied 23 first-half points for the Aces (15-13, 8-8 MVC) before finishing the night with 31.  He hit 9-of-18 shots including four 3-pointers while grabbing seven rebounds.  Ned Cox had another stellar outing as he notched 16 points along with six assists.  Tyler Brown posted 21 points for the Redbirds (16-12, 7-9 MVC) while connecting on five treys; Jackie Carmichael tallied a game-high 14 rebounds while scoring seven points.

"I'm happy for our guys, we have been playing better lately and have not been rewarded, so this is a nice win for us," UE head coach Marty Simmons said.  "They are such an aggressive team and Jackie (Carmichael) is a great player, we were much more disciplined tonight."

* Tennis Grabs 5-2 Road Win At Murray State

The Purple Aces women’s tennis team picked up a 5-2 midweek win over Murray State on Wednesday afternoon.

“This was a great team win,” head coach Nick Mueller said.  “Murray State competed extremely hard and never gave anything up, I want congratulate our 4, 5 and 6 singles for coming through when the match was still in doubt.  We are looking forward to a great weekend!”

Murray State took the doubles point behind a pair of wins at the second and third flights.  Natasha James and Marketa Trousilova took an 8-2 win over Ashley Canty and Carolyn Huerth in the top flight.  At No. 2, Carla Suga and Megan Blue picked up an 8-4 win over Marina Moreno and Kelsey Costales while the third slot saw Erin Patton and Suzaan Stoltz finish with an 8-5 victory over Gaby Fifer and Emily Richardson.

Evansville rebounded in a big way, taking five out of six singles matches.  James topped Canty by identical 6-4 finals in the first flight while Trousilova took down Blue, 6-2, 6-1.

At the fourth flight, Moreno overcame an early deficit to beat Patton, 6-7, 6-2, 6-4.  Gaby Fifer downed Huerth in the fifth spot, 2-6, 6-4, 10-4 while Richardson defeated Stoltz, 6-1, 6-2.  Mina Milovic was topped by Suga in No. 2 singles, 6-0, 6-4.

This weekend Evansville will be back home at Tri-State Athletic Club to face SIU Edwardsville on Friday and UT-Martin on Saturday.  Both matches are slated for 7 p.m. starts.

* Women's Hoops Travel to Wichita State, Missouri State

The University of Evansville women’s basketball team will be back on the road this weekend for a pair of games at Wichita State and Missouri State.  The Purple Aces are currently sixth in the Missouri Valley Conference with a 6-6 mark in league play and are slated to play the Shockers Thursday night in Wichita, Kan., at 7:05 p.m., before taking on the Lady Bears Saturday at 7:05 p.m. in Springfield, Mo.

Evansville (8-15, 6-6 MVC) has dropped five of its last six games, including a pair of home contests last weekend to Indiana State and Illinois State.  The Aces suffered a 55-48 setback to the Sycamores, before falling, 64-46, to the Redbirds.  Freshman Laura Friday led UE with a career-high 11 points against Indiana State, while senior Meagan Collins led Evansville with 13 points off the bench against Illinois State.

As a team, the Aces are averaging 57.0 point s per game, and have struggled offensively in their last six games, surpassing the 52-point mark just once in that span.  UE ranks sixth in the Valley in scoring defense, as it is allowing 64.1 points per contest and is third in the league in free throw percentage with a 74.5 percent clip.  The Aces also rank fifth in the conference in rebounding margin (-0.3) and field goal percentage defense (40.0%).

Senior Samantha Heck leads Evansville in scoring (12.9 ppg) and field goal percentage (44.8%), and ranks second on the squad in rebounding (7.7 rpg).  Sophomore Mallory Ladd is also averaging in double figures at 11.9 points per contest and leads the team in rebounding with 8.9 boards per outing.  Ladd has also been the top free throw shooter for the Aces and in the MVC, knocking down 59 of her 62 attempts for a 95.2 percent clip.  Collins is pitching in 8.1 points and 3.1 rebounds per game.

Wichita State (17-8, 11-2 MVC) enters the weekend atop the MVC standings and holds a one game lead over second-place Creighton.  The Shockers opened league play by winning nine-straight games, but they have dropped two of their last three, including a road split with Drake and Creighton last weekend.  WSU posted a 74-65 win over the Bulldogs in Des Moines, Iowa, before falling the Bluejays, 56-46, in Omaha, Neb.  In the loss, Michelle Price led Wichita State with 15 points and seven rebounds, but the Shockers gave up 30 points in the paint and shot just 35.4 percent from the field.

WSU is averaging just 59.0 points per contest, but is one of the Valley’s best defensive squads, holding opponents to just 53.4 points per game.  Wichita State is shooting 42.4 percent from the field and forcing 19.0 turnovers per outing, including 9.0 steals per contest.

Individually, Jessica Diamond leads the Shockers in scoring at 12.9 points per game and is the only WSU player averaging in double figures.  Diamond also leads the team with 37 steals and is one of five Wichita State players averaging 3.5 or more rebounds per game.  Alex Harden ranks second on the team in scoring (9.8 ppg) and leads the team in rebounding (4.9 rpg) and assists (90).  Five other Shockers are averaging 6.0 or more points per game, including Kelsey Jacobs who owns a team-high 49.2 percent shooting percentage and leads the team with 25 blocked shots.

Missouri State (12-13, 4-9 MVC) has lost its last three games and will host Southern Illinois Thursday, before welcoming Evansville to JQH Arena Saturday night.  The Lady Bears dropped a pair of games to Creighton and Drake last weekend, falling to the Bluejays, 67-51, before dropping a, 74-64, decision to the Bulldogs.  Kenzie Williams led MSU with 17 points and grabbed seven rebounds in the loss to Drake, while Christiana Shorter also scored in double figures, adding 12 points.  Missouri State outrebounded Drake, 60-39, and grabbed 27 offensive boards, but shot just 8-for-26 at the free throw line and committed 22 turnovers.

The Lady Bears rank second in the league in scoring at 70.8 points per game, but also rank ninth in the Valley in scoring defense, as they are giving up 74.5 points per contest.  MSU also shoots 32.3 percent from behind the three-point line, a mark that ranks third in the Valley, and boasts the conference’s best rebounding margin at +5.4.

Edie Whitney leads MSU in scoring (14.6 ppg) and rebounding (8.2 rpg), and ranks second on the squad with a 43.7 percent shooting percentage.  Williams adds 11.5 points per game and 4.0 rebounds per outing, and has knocked down a team-high 35 three-pointers.  Shorter is the team’s top shooter, hitting 47.1 percent of her shots from the field and averages 9.8 points and 6.8 rebounds per contest.

Evansville owns a slim, 20-19, advantage in the all-time series with Wichita State, fell earlier this year to the Shockers at the Ford Center, 49-45, a result that halted the Aces’ four-game winning streak.

Missouri State leads the all-time series with UE, 30-10, but it was Evansville that emerged victories in the first meeting between the two sides this season, topping the Lady Bears, 77-53, at the Ford Center.  The Aces have defeated MSU just once on Missouri State’s own floor in 18 chances and have never won at JQH Arena. 
 

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